Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 23rd, 2022.
Belmont stays in the top position this week. The Bruins after defeating SIE-Edwardsville, lost at OVC rival Morehead State this past Saturday but still stay in the top spot this week.
Current OVC rival Murray State stays at the #2 spot. The Racers actually had three games this week and won all three OVC contests. MSU defeated Eastern Illinois twice and also Tennessee-Martin this week.
South Dakota State moves up to the third position this week. The Jackrabbits defeated Summit League rivals Omaha and Denver this week.
Chattanooga stays at the #4 spot in this poll. The Mocs had two Southern Conference wins over UNC Greensboro and VMI this week.
Toledo moves up to the #5 spot this week. The Rockets had MAC wins over Ball State and Ohio this past week.
The Mid-Major conferences include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, and Western Athletic conferences.
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.
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