Tag: Mid-Major

NCAA Announces Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Bracket For 2021

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket was announced on March 14th. The #1 overall seed was from a High Major in Gonzaga, who is the only undefeated team through the regular season. The NCAA tournament begins Friday, March 19th with the four First Four games and will continue through to the national championship […]

2020 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Projections-March 13th

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament for games through the week of March 13th. This will be the final projections before the actual tournament bracket will be announced later today, Sunday March 14th with this year’s tournament being fully located in the […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Mar. 7

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending March 7th, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the second #2 seed. A total of eight […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Mar. 7

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Mar. 7th, 2021. Toledo moves into the top spot this week despite splitting its two MAC conference games this past week–losing at Central Michigan and defeating Ball State at home. The Rockets now will play Ball State again in […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 28

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 28th, 2021. Colgate remains in the top spot this week despite the Raiders not playing a game this past week. Colgate’s next game will be this week in the Patriot League tournament. Toledo stays in the second position […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 21

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending February 21st, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the third #2 seed. A total of eight […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 21

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 21st, 2021. Colgate moves into the top spot this week after the Raiders picked up two Patriot League wins on the road over Boston University. Toledo moves up to the second position after the Rockets two wins in […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 14

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending February 14th, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the third #2 seed. A total of eight […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 14

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 14th, 2021. Wright State moves into the top spot this week after the Raiders picked up two Horizon League wins at home over Milwaukee. Colgate moves up to the second position after these Raiders two wins at Army […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 7

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number two seed for the week ending February 7th, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the top #2 seed. A total of nine […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 7

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 7th, 2021. Toledo stays in the top spot despite splitting its two games this past week in MAC play. The Rockets defeated Akron but fell to Ball State. Wright State stays at the #2 after notching two victories […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 31

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending January 31st, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as another #1 seed. A total of seven High […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 24

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending January 24th, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the top #2 seed. A total of nine […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 17

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending January 17th, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as a one of the four #1 seeds. A […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 17

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 17th, 2021. Furman remains atop the standings after picking up two SoCon wins over The Citadel and East Tennessee State. Toledo remains #2 spot this week despite the Rockets splitting two MAC games this week–a win at home […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 10

It was announced earlier this season that the entire NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament would be played in the state of Indiana. The graphic above shows the locations in Indianapolis, Bloomington, and West Lafayette that will host tournament games. Four venues in Indianapolis including the NBA’s Indiana Pacers arena of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the NFL’s Indianapolis […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 10

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 10th, 2021. Furman remains atop the standings despite not playing a game this past week. The Paladins were scheduled to play VMI in SoCon play but the game was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within the VMI program. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 3

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 3rd, 2021. Furman moves up to the top spot following wins over Chattanooga and Mercer in SoCon play. Akron moves up to the #2 spot this week following the Zips win over Kent State to open MAC play. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 27

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 27th, 2020. New Mexico State remains in the top spot despite not playing a game. NMSU has played two sub-DI teams thus far this season and is not scheduled currently to play again until Jan. 8th against Dixie […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 20

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 20th, 2020. New Mexico State reclaims the top spot despite not playing a game. NMSU has played to sub-DI teams thus far and is not scheduled currently to play again until Jan. 8th against Dixie State. Wright State […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 6

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 6th, 2020. New Mexico State stays atop the rankings this week despite not playing a Division I opponent as of yet. The Aggies did defeat NAIA Benedictine Mesa (AZ) this past week. Furman remains second in the poll […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Nov. 29

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 […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Preseason 2020-21

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the preseason of the 2020-2021 season. New Mexico State is the preseason pick for the Mid-Major rankings. 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, […]

2020 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Projections-FINAL

With the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 NCAA men’s basketball tournament will not be played. But with all games now played for the season, the following would be the final projections for the tournament this year. This projection took into account either the tournament champions or the top seed in the tournment if that team’s respective […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – FINAL

With the Coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA has ended the 2019-2020 men’s basketball season early just before the NCAA tournament and with several conference tournaments unfinished. These are the final Top 25 rankings for the Mid-Major schools. East Tennessee State stays atop the mid-major Sagarin rankings after winning the Southern Conference tournament this past week with […]

2020 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Projections-Mar. 8

Here are this week’s CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament projections using these same Sagarin rankings for the field of 68 teams. We are just one week away from Selection Sunday. This week, I will put together another projection after Wednesday’s results and another one after Saturday’s action. We use the Sagarin rankings to select our […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Mar. 8

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Mar. 8, 2020.  East Tennessee State stays atop the rankings this week with wins over VMI and Western Carolina in the Southern Conference tournament with its championship game Monday versus Wofford. The Mid-Major conferences include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big […]

2020 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Projections-Mar. 1

Here are this week’s CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament projections using these same Sagarin rankings for the field of 68 teams. We use the Sagarin rankings to select our Top 25 teams currently for our Mid-Major poll and High Major poll. We will be giving a projection for the Field of 68 schools each week following the release […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Mar. 1

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Mar. 1, 2020. East Tennessee State stays atop the rankings this week with wins over Wofford and Western Carolina to finish their regular season as the outright Southern Conference champions and will begin play in the SoCon Tournament Saturday, […]

2020 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Projections-Feb. 23

Here are this week’s CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament projections using these same Sagarin rankings for the field of 68 teams. We use the Sagarin rankings to select our Top 25 teams currently for our Mid-Major poll and High Major poll. We will be giving a projection for the Field of 68 schools each week following the release […]

CSJ WAC Men’s Hoops Preview Week Ending 2/22/2020: Aggies Remain Perfect in WAC Play

New Mexico State was pushed to the limit, but the Aggies responded in a big way to move to the brink of securing the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship by winning a pair of games last week to remain undefeated in conference play.

CSJ OVC Men’s Hoops Preview Week Ending 2/22/2020: Govs Hold Off Racers to Forge Tie Atop OVC Standings

Austin Peay rose to the challenge on both ends of the court as the Governors moved into a tie atop the Ohio Valley Conference standings with Murray State with a 71-68 hair-raising triumph over the Racers on Feb. 13.

CSJ Big Sky Men’s Hoops Preview Week Ending 2/22/2020: Idaho Stuns EWU as Eagles Fall Out of Big Sky Lead

Eastern Washington’s bid to move into a tie for the lead in the Big Sky Conference standings took a major hit from the unlikeliest of sources Idaho held on for a 74-71 win over the Eagles on Feb. 13.

CSJ WAC Women’s Hoops Preview Week Ending 2/22/2020: Lopes Move Atop WAC Women’s Standings

Grand Canyon used a big fourth quarter to extend its winning streak to six games and along the way moved into first place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 62-56 win over Kansas City on Feb. 13.

2020 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Projections-Feb. 16

Here are this week’s CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament projections using these same Sagarin rankings for the field of 68 teams. We use the Sagarin rankings to select our Top 25 teams currently for our Mid-Major poll and High Major poll. We will be giving a projection for the Field of 68 schools each week following the release […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 16

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 16, 2020.  East Tennessee State stays atop the rankings this week with wins over The Citadel and VMI last week. The Mid-Major conferences include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro […]

2020 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Projections-Feb. 9

Here are this week’s CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament projections using these same Sagarin rankings for the field of 68 teams. We use the Sagarin rankings to select our Top 25 teams currently for our Mid-Major poll and High Major poll. We will be giving a projection for the Field of 68 schools each week following the release […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 9

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 9, 2020. East Tennessee State stays atop the rankings this week with wins over Chattanooga and Mercer last week. The Mid-Major conferences include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, […]

CSJ OVC Women’s Hoops Preview Week Ending 2/9/2020: Close Race At the Top Heats Up

Belmont did all it could to remain in the hunt for its fifth straight Ohio Valley Conference regular season title by defeating Tennessee Tech 59-47 on Jan. 30. The pursuit of that goal took a hit two days later when the Bruins’ share of the top spot proved to be short-lived when Jacksonville State stunned Belmont 60-41.