Tag: NCAA

2023 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 5

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 Houston as the overall number one overall seed for the week ending February 5th, 2023. Another High Major team in Saint Mary’s is also projected as a #3 seed. A total of […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 5

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 5th, 2023. The top five positions actually all remain the same as last week. Houston remains in the #1 position but also move up to the top spot overall in the rankings as the Cougars defeated Wichita […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 5

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 5th, 2023. Oral Roberts moves into the #1 position in moving up two spots from last week following the Golden Eagles winning its two games this past week in Summit League play over South Dakota and UMKC. Furman […]

2023 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 29

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 Houston as the overall number two seed for the week ending January 29th, 2023. Another High Major team in Saint Mary’s is also projected as a #2 seed. A total of 8 […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 29th, 2023. Houston are in the #1 position as the Cougars defeated UCF and Cincinnati in AAC play this past week. Saint Mary’s is at the #2 position in this week’s rankings. The Gaels won their lone […]

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

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 29, 2023. Liberty is at the #1 position this week following the Flames winning its two games this past week in Atlantic Sun play over Jacksonville and North Florida. Kent State is at the #2 position following the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – FINAL 2022

Here are the final Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2022 season. Tulane finished on top of the rankings following the Green Wave come from behind win over USC in the Cotton Bowl game. Fresno State finishes in to the #2 position after defeating Washington State […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – FINAL 2022

Below are the final Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2022 season amongst the FCS teams. South Dakota State finishes in the top position after winning the national title game over North Dakota State. NDSU finishes in the #2 position after that loss to SDSU in the national title game. Sacramento […]

2023 Division I FCS National Championship Game Preview: #3 North Dakota State vs. #1 South Dakota State

FCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP: NORTH DAKOTA STATE VS. SOUTH DAKOTA STATEWHERE: TOYOTA STADIUM, FRISCO, TEX.WHEN: SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2:00 PM ESTTV/STREAMING: ABC / WATCHESPN For the second time in the last decade, two teams from the Missouri Valley Football Conference will play each other for the national title. The last time this happened also involved North […]

OPINION: The All Dakota FCS National Championship Game Won’t Make Any New FCS Fans, Which Is Why Things Need to Change

This Sunday – idiotically slotted against the NFL – the FCS National Championship Game will feature North Dakota State and South Dakota State in what will likely be the least watched ABC National Championship game in our lifetimes.

Columbia Shakes Off Rust to Improve Record to 11-2, Overtakes Ohio 81-59

Columbia did some things with a bang. But it was being masterful at doing the little things with a slow and deliberate precision that allowed the Lions to put themselves in a position to fire on all cylinders and eventually rolling past Ohio University 81-59 in women’s college basketball Dec. 29 at Levien Gymnasium.

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 18

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 18th, 2022. Houston stays in the #1 position as the Cougars defeated North Carolina A&T at home and then defeated Top 5 ranked Virginia on the road. Gonzaga stays at the #2 position in this week’s rankings. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 18

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 18th, 2022.  Kent State stays at the #1 position this week following the Golden Flashes winning its only game this past week a blowout win over Division II Concord (W.V.). Iona stays at the #2 position following the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 11

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 11th, 2022. Houston stays in the #1 position but moves down to the second position overall in the rankings. The Cougars defeated North Florida but then fell to Top 10 overall Alabama for their first lose of […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 11

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 11th, 2022.  Kent State stays at the #1 position this week following the Golden Flashes splitting its two games last week on the road–a loss at Gonzaga and a win at Cleveland State. Iona moves up five spots […]

Shannon Provides Late Spark as Illini Knock Off No. 2 Longhorns in Jimmy V Classic

That only left Matthew Mayer to make his mark until Shannon got going. And in the end, it was enough as the Fighting Illini overcame a double-digit lead in the second half on the way to an 85-78 overtime win over the Longhorns on Dec. 6 in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.

Out With McCaffrey, In With Lamb at Northern Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) has made drastic changes to their football program in the past 15 days. Ed McCaffrey was fired after three years and two played seasons as the team struggled with a 6-16 (4-12) record. Additionally, there was the “clip-board scandal” at Montana State with Max throwing a broken clip-board at […]

2022-23 College Bowl Games for Group of Five Schools

A total of 43 bowl games, including the College Football Playoff semi-finals and championship, are scheduled to take place beginning Dec. 16 with the Bahamas Bowl and ending Jan. 2 with the Cotton Bowl for the Group of Five and on Jan. 9th for the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Los Angeles. Of […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 4

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 4th, 2022. Houston stays in the #1 position not only amongst the High Majors but in all of college basketball this week. The Cougars notched home victories over Norfolk State and Saint Mary’s this past week to […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 4

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 4th, 2022. Kent State stays at the #1 position this week following the Golden Flashes lone win this past week at home over South Dakota State. College of Charleston moves up to the #2 position following the Cougars […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Dec. 3

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending December 3rd, 2022. This is the final ranking following the conference championship games and the end of the regular season. We will will have a final ranking after all bowl games and the College Football […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Championship Game Recap 2022

The five Group of Five leagues hosted their championship games this past weekend with the the best of the best getting a shot at a New Year’s Six bowl bid. That bid likely will go to the AAC’s Tulane, who defeated UCF 45-28 to avenge its lone conference loss of the season. The victory marks […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 13

Week 13 was the end of the regular season for most teams in the Group of Five (with the exception of two games–Akron @ Buffalo & Army vs. Navy). For ten teams though in the G5, they get at chance at winning their conference championship. This week, there were a few open possibilities in the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Nov. 20

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 20th, 2022. Houston moves up a spot to take over the #1 position not only amongst the High Majors but in all of college basketball this week. The Cougars notched home victories over Oral Roberts and Texas […]

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

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 20th, 2022. Kent State moves up to the #1 position this week following the Golden Flashes three wins this past week all at home over Portland, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and Chicago State. Furman moves down a spot to the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 19

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 12th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. UCF stays at the top position despite […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-FINAL

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Nov. 19th–the final regular season week for the Division I FCS., the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while MVFC mate North Dakota […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 19 REGULAR SEASON FINAL

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 19th, 2022, the final rankings of the regular season. CSJ will show a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains in the top position after having a bye week in the last week […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 12

This has certainty been the wildest Group of Five season since I started covering this level of the FBS. Every prior year, there has has been a dominate team or teams each year that seemed to separate themselves going into the last regular season game. This year, it will be wild to the finish to […]

#Rivalry158 Preview, Lehigh at Lafayette

Many have said it’s something you should do at least once in your life. Whether you’re a Lehigh person, a Lafayette person, whether you’re from the Lehigh Valley, whether you consider yourself a college football fan, it’s a pilgrimage, a bucket list item.

Sun Devils Roll Past Michigan to Win Legends Classic

Few prognosticators were giving Arizona State much recognition heading into the start of the 2022-23 basketball season. The Sun Devils proved them all wrong with a history-making performance that lifted Arizona State to the championship in the Legends Classic on Nov. 17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 11 Review/Week 12 Preview

It is now at crunch time as we enter the last week of the regular season. The Week 11 results make the MVFC field a little muddled. We do know that South Dakota State is the outright champion of the league and North Dakota State will finish in second in the standings. The Jackrabbits will […]

OPINION: Great FCS Rivalries Like Montana/Montana State and Lehigh/Lafayette Seem To Thrive And Survive No Matter What Is Happening

For a long, long time – especially this year – I thought that college football might be dying, especially at the FCS level. But this week, especially, I am starting to realize that isn’t the case. The great Rivalries survive, because that’s what they do.

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Nov. 13

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 13th, 2022. Gonzaga remains not only at the top of the High Major rankings but the top spot overall. The Bulldogs won their two opening games this past week starting with a home win over North Florida […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Nov. 13

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 13th, 2022. Furman stays atop the rankings after the Paladins won both of its games at home this past week, starting with a win over DII North Greenville and then a impressive win over High Major Belmont. Two […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Nov. 13

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Nov. 13th, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while Montana would be the second seed. Sacramento State is the #3, while North […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 12

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 12th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. UCF stays at the top position after […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 12

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 12th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains in the top position after its last regular […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 11

The biggest game of Week 11 had to be UCF traveling to Tulane. Those two schools were the only ones within the Group of Five currently ranked in the College Football Playoff’s Top 25 so the winner likely will have the inside track towards the G5’s New Year’s Six Bowl bid. UCF QB John Rhys […]