Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 13th, 2022. Gonzaga remains not only at the top of the High Major rankings but the top spot overall. The Bulldogs won their two opening games this past week starting with a home win over North Florida and then followed up with a narrow win over Michigan State on the USS Abraham Lincoln, a naval air carrier located in San Diego, Calif.
Houston remains the #2 spot after the Cougars opened their season with two wins over Northern Colorado at home and a big road victory over Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia, Pa.
Saint Mary’s moves up a spot from their preseason ranking to the #3 slot this week after the Gaels started the season with three home wins over Oral Roberts, Vermont, and North Texas.
San Diego State moves down a spot to the #4 position despite the Aztecs opening the season with two victories. The Aztecs defeated Cal State Fullerton and BYU both at home to start the season.
Saint Louis moves into the Top 5 this week and moved up three spots to the #5 position. The Billikens opened their season with two non-conference wins at home over two Missouri Valley teams in Murray State and Evansville.
The 2022-23 season will culminate with the national championship from NRG Stadium in Houston on April 3rd. CSJ will complete a weekly Sagarin rankings of the High Major teams throughout the regular season and do a final ranking after the national tournament is complete.
The High-Major conferences include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley conferences. These conferences have historically been multiple bid leagues in the middle ground between the Power Six conferences and the typically one-bid mid-major 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.
Click on the rankings to see a larger view.
The following are the individual High Major conference rankings highlighted in green and the overall rankings within overall ranking in Division I.
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.
Reach him at this email or click below: