Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 14th. This will be the final regular season rankings as the NCAA Tournament begins later this week. A final rankings will be published after the national championship game on April 5th.
Gonzaga remains atop the standings and stays as the #1 team overall after winning the West Coast Conference tournament this past week. The Bulldogs enter the NCAA tournament as the #1 overall seed as well.
Houston remains second after winning the American Athletic Conference tournament this past week and will enter the NCAA tournament this week with a #2 seed.
San Diego State stays at the third spot after also winning their conference tournament of the Mountain West Conference and will enter the NCAA tournament with a #6 seed.
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.
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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Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football is the Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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