Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 4th, 2022. Kent State stays at the #1 position this week following the Golden Flashes lone win this past week at home over South Dakota State.
College of Charleston moves up to the #2 position following the Cougars winning two games last week over Old Dominion and The Citadel. Yale moves up to the #3 position this week after the Bulldogs won their two games last week over Howard and Stony Brook.
The fourth slot this week is UC Irvine as the Anteaters move up despite two close losses to Mountain West teams in San Diego State and Fresno State.
Former top spot owner Furman rounds out the Top 5 this week. The Paladins move into this spot after two wins over Appalachian State and South Carolina State.
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 Mid-Major teams throughout the regular season and do a final ranking after the national tournament is complete.
The Mid-Major conferences include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American (MAC), Mid-Eastern (MEAC), Northeast (NEC), Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, and Western Athletic (WAC) conferences, as well as the two independent schools of Chicago State and Hartford. These conferences are typically just a one-bid league in the NCAA Tournament.
Sagarin rankings provide the only rankings that actually ranks all Division I schools but our rankings will show just the Mid-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 Mid-Major rankings first and the overall Division I ranking to the right of the the Mid-Major ranking.
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The following are the individual Mid-Major conference rankings highlighted in yellow 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.
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