Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Mar. 12th, 2022. This will be the final regular season poll. A final rankings will come out after the national championship game in early April.
Gonzaga stays at the top in these rankings, as well as the overall ranked team in the Sagarin rankings. The Bulldogs won the WCC Tournament with the championship game win over Saint Mary’s.
Houston stays at the #2 spot this week after the Cougars have advanced to the AAC Tournament championship game, which they will play Memphis.
Memphis moves up a spot to the third position this week. The Tigers as mentioned will play Houston for the AAC title game before going to the NCAA Tournament.
Saint Mary’s moves down a spot to the #4 position this week. The Gaels lost to Gonzaga in the WCC title game as mentioned earlier.
San Diego State stays in #5 position this week. The Aztecs move down after falling to Boise State in the Mountain West title game. SDSU though is expected to get an at-large spot in the NCAA tourament.
The High-Major conferences include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley conferences.
Sagarin rankings provide the only rankings that actually ranks all Division I schools but our rankings will show just the High Major side of things and have been used for several years with his own computer ranking system to distinguish strength of schedule and strength of team when comparing teams.
You can see the full Division I Sagarin rankings at The USA Today and at Jeff’s site itself.
In the rankings, you will see the the High Major rankings first and the overall Division I ranking to the right of the the High Major ranking.
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The following are the individual High-Major conference rankings highlighted in green and the overall rankings within overall ranking in Division I.
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