Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 31st, 2021. Toledo moves into the top spot this week following two impressive wins over Miami (OH) and Bowling Green in MAC play.
Wright State falls from the top spot to #2 despite the Raiders winning two Horizon League contests over Robert Morris.
Colgate moves up to the #3 spot in the rankings following two Patriot League wins on the road, both at Holy Cross.
Furman falls to the #4 spot this week after the Paladins split its two games in SoCon play this week–losing at East Tennessee State and defeating Western Carolina.
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.
Due to COVID-19 reasons, the Ivy League has suspended its play for this season so no teams from that conference will be included in this poll. Other schools including the MEAC’s Bethune-Cookman and Maryland Eastern Shore, as well as the WAC’s Chicago State have also opted out of playing the rest of the 2020-21 season.
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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