Tag: NCAA Division I Sports

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–FINAL Spring 2021

Below are the final Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the Division I FCS Spring 2021 schedule. These rankings are amongst all the FCS teams that participated with at least three games in the spring schedule and includes teams that may have opted out of the season. NOTE: the Ivy League and […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin 2021 Spring Division I FCS Playoff Predictions–Apr. 12

Using the Sagarin ratings from this week to project the 2021 Spring Division I FCS playoffs, along with the automatic bid for the conferences that receive a bid, the following would be the playoff teams.  These teams are seeded 1 through 16 for the 16 teams that make the FCS playoffs for this spring season. The actual […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Apr. 11

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending April 3rd. These rankings are amongst the now 88 schools participating in the spring schedule. Joining Illinois State, who opted out the prior week, to opt out of the season after starting their season are Albany, Chattanooga, and Cal Poly […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin 2021 Spring Division I FCS Playoff Predictions–Apr. 5

Using the Sagarin ratings from this week to project the 2021 Spring Division I FCS playoffs, along with the automatic bid for the conferences that receive a bid, the following would be the playoff teams. These teams are seeded 1 through 16 for the 16 teams that make the FCS playoffs for this spring season. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Apr. 3

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending April 3rd. These rankings are amongst the now 88 schools participating in the spring schedule. Joining Illinois State, who opted out the prior week, to opt out of the season after starting their season are Albany, Chattanooga, and Cal Poly […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin 2021 Spring Division I FCS Playoff Predictions–Mar. 29

Using the Sagarin ratings from this week alone to project the 2021 Spring Division I FCS playoffs, along with the automatic bid for the conferences that receive a bid, the following would be the playoff teams.  These teams are seeded 1 through 16 for the 16 teams that make the FCS playoffs for this spring […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Mar. 28

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 28th. These rankings are amongst the now 91 schools participating in the spring schedule. NOTE: the Ivy League and Mid-Eastern (MEAC) conferences are not participating in the 2021 spring schedule.   The Big Sky Conference was the big winner […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Mar. 21

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 21st. These rankings are amongst the now 91 schools (Illinois State just announced it will forgo the rest of its spring schedule) participating in the spring schedule. NOTE: the Ivy League and Mid-Eastern (MEAC) conferences are not participating in […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Mar. 14

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 14th. These rankings are amongst the 92 schools participating in the spring schedule. NOTE: the Ivy League and Mid-Eastern (MEAC) conferences are not participating in the 2021 spring schedule. North Dakota State moves back into the top spot […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Mar. 14

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 14th. This will be the final regular season rankings as the NCAA Tournament begins later this week. A final rankings will be published after the national championship game on April 5th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings and stays […]

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 […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Mar. 7

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 7th. These rankings are amongst the 92 schools participating in the spring schedule. The Missouri Valley Football Conference is well represented with the Top 4 teams in the rankings. In total, the MVFC has eight teams 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 High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Mar. 7

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 7th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings and stays as the #1 team overall after not playing a game this past week. Gonzaga plays Saint Mary’s in the WCC Conference Tournament semi-finals tonight. Houston remains […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Feb. 28

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending February 28th. These rankings are amongst the 92 schools participating in the spring schedule. North Dakota State lost to Southern Illinois this week and moved down to the #2 spot in the rankings. South Dakota State moves up to […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 28th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings and stays as the #1 team overall following its impressive wins over Santa Clara and Loyola Marymount in WCC play. Houston remains second after two impressive wins over […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Feb. 21

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending February 21st. These rankings are amongst the 92 schools participating in the spring schedule. Three-time defending champion North Dakota State stays in the top spot following its spring season opening win at home over Youngstown State. South Dakota State […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 21st. Gonzaga remains atop the standings and did move back into the #1 team overall following its impressive wins over Saint Mary’s and San Diego in WCC play. Houston remains second despite losing to […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 14th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings and did move back into the #1 team overall following its impressive wins over BYU and San Francisco in WCC play. Houston remains second after picking up an […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Spring 2021 Preseason

Below are the Top 25 FCS preseason rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the spring 2021 season. These rankings are amongst the 94 of the total of 127 schools participating in the spring schedule. Three-time defending champion North Dakota State is the preseason top spot with the team the Bison defeated in the last […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Full Rankings –Preseason Spring 2021

This has been an unprecedented past 12 months for college football with the Division I ranks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This past fall, we saw the FBS subdivision of Division I play through what right now looks like the peak of the pandemic of November and December. All FBS conferences did not start the […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 7th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings (but did fall to #2 overall) following its lone win in the last week over WCC foe Pacific. Houston remains second despite losing to AAC foe East Carolina […]

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 […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 31

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 31st.  Gonzaga remains atop the standings (as well as overall #1) following two easy WCC wins over San Diego and Pepperdine. Houston remains second after picking up two easy AAC wins over Tulane and […]

Historic Spring College Football Season Set to Begin

The National Football Foundation (NFF) highlighted today the more than 310 schools and 35 conferences playing college football this spring at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II, Division III and NAIA levels. FBS independent New Mexico State will also play games this spring.

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 24

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 24th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings (as well as overall #1) following its lone, easy win over Pacific. Houston remains second after picking up two easy AAC wins over Tulsa and Temple. San Diego […]

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 […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 17th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings (as well as overall #1) following its two wins this past week over Pepperdine and Saint Mary’s. Houston remains second after picking up a win over UCF this […]

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 High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 10

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 10th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings (as well as overall #1) following its two wins this past week over Portland and BYU. Houston remains second after picking up two wins over Wichita State and […]

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 High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 3

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 3rd. Gonzaga remains atop the standings (as well as overall #1) following its three wins this past week over Northern Arizona and Dixie State in out-of-conference play and won its WCC opener versus San […]

Group of Five 2020-21 Bowl Week 2 Recap & Highlights

There were four bowl games in the second and final bowl week involving Group of Five teams. Late game action for the three games involving G5 versus Power Five schools all cost the G5 teams really in winning their contests. Cincinnati had a big chance to show that they were one of the best teams […]

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 High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 27

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 27th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings following its two wins over Northwestern State this past week. Houston remains second in the poll after two AAC conference wins over Temple and UCF. The High-Major conferences […]

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 High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 20

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 20th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings following its big win over Top 10 ranked Iowa. Houston remains second in the poll after an easy win over Alcorn State this past week. The High-Major conferences […]

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 High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 6

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 6th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings following the Bulldogs two wins to start the season last week over Power Six conference West Virginia. Houston remains second in the poll after the Cougars picked up […]

GAME PREVIEW: BYU at Coastal Carolina

BYU at Coastal CarolinaWhen: Friday, Dec. 5th, 5:30 PM ESTWhere: Brooks Stadium, Conway, S.C.TV/Streaming: ESPNU/WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Wow, how things can change in the course of just a few days. I was set to write up a preview for Liberty visiting Coastal Carolina but that game was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns with the Liberty program. Within hours […]

GAME PREVIEW: Louisiana at Appalachian State

Louisiana at Appalachian StateWhen: Friday, Dec. 4th, 8:30 PM ESTWhere: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C.TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN (subscription req’d) This was the game that before the season started was what I had predicted to be again for the Sun Belt Conference championship for the third straight season. The original Sun Belt Conference title game was slated for Dec. 4th […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 29th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings following the Bulldogs two wins to start the season last week over Power Six conference teams in Kansas and Auburn. Houston remains second in the poll after the […]

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 High 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 High Major schools. Gonzaga finished the atop the rankings after running the table at the top spot in the High Major […]

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 […]