Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 29th, 2020. New Mexico State stays atop the rankings this week despite not playing a Division I opponent as of yet. The Aggies did open their season with a close victory at NAIA Arizona Christian.
Two Southern Conference teams in Furman and North Carolina-Greensboro are second and third respectively in this week’s rankings. Both have started their seasons with one win each over Division I teams. Furman defeated South Carolina Upstate and also defeated Division II Tusculum to start their season, while UNC-Greensboro picked up a single win over Little Rock in the opening week of the season.
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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