Tag: Top 25

College Sports Journal Spring Top 25 Week of 3/7/2021

As chaotic as last week was, this week was as docile. The highest ranked team from last week’s College Sports Journal top 25 that lost was #13. We do have a new #1 team here at College Sports Journal this week.

College Sports Journal Spring Top 25, Week of 3/1/2021

As expected there was a bunch of movement this week. The biggest shock is the one everyone has been talking about: North Dakota State not only lost, but lost big. It still remains to be seen how the Bison will wind up this Spring, but last week was their worst game in almost a decade.

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 14

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 14th, 2020. BYU stays at the top spot despite being idle this week. Cincinnati stays at the second spot after its big home win against East Carolina. The other undefeated G5 teams (that have […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 7

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 7th, 2020. BYU stays at the top spot following its win at Boise State this week. Boise State drops to fifth following the loss after being second last week. Cincinnati moves up a spot […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 31

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 31st, 2020. BYU stays at the top spot following its win at home over Western Kentucky this week. Boise State moves up to the second spot following its road victory over Air Force. Cincinnati […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 24

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 24th, 2020. BYU stays at the top spot following its win at home over Texas State this week. Cincinnati moves up to the second spot with its impressive road win at SMU. All G5 […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 17

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 17th, 2020. BYU stays at the top spot following its win at Houston this week. All G5 schools with the exception Old Dominion, New Mexico State, and Connecticut are eligible for this poll. Those […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 10

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 10th, 2020. BYU stays at the top spot following its win over UTSA this week. All G5 schools with the exception Old Dominion, New Mexico State, and Connecticut are eligible for this poll. CSJ […]

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

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 3, 2020. BYU takes over the top spot after defeating Louisiana Tech Friday, while former top ranked UCF fell to Tulsa. All G5 schools with the exception Old Dominion, New Mexico State, and Connecticut […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Sept. 26

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 26, 2020. UCF remains in the top spot after its big win in its first AAC conference game at East Carolina with BYU holding the second spot with its big win over Troy. With […]

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

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 19, 2020. Despite UCF remains in the top spot after its big win over the ACC’s Georgia Tech to start its season. As a reminder, this G5 poll will only be showing the schools […]

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

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 12, 2020. Despite UCF and BYU not playing this week, UCF overtakes BYU for the top spot in this week’s poll. As a reminder, this G5 poll will only be showing the schools playing […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Sept. 7

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 30th, 2019. BYU with its impressive win at Navy this past Labor Day takes over the top spot from UCF, which was off during Week 1 of the season. This also is the first […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25–Preseason 2020

Below are the Top 25 Group of Five (G5) preseason rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2020 season. 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. Keep in mind that all 65 G5 schools were considered […]

2020 College Sports Journal FCS Preseason Top 25 Announced

Of our preseason poll last year, only 6 of the top 10 teams made the playoffs. 13 of the full 25 played past Thanksgiving. Its 2020, the year of complete chaos.

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 Top 25 10/29/19

The Dakota Marker is staying Fargo after an exciting finish that saw Matt Entz gamble on 4th down in his own territory. Adam Cofield took the carry 71 yards for the game winning points. Elsewhere, James Madison, Weber State and Sacramento State affirmed themselves as the rest of the top five. The rest of the FCS seems to be in flux with different teams elevating and dropping week over week.

BOXTOROW Polls: Aggies continue as top team in HBCU football, 9/24/2019

The North Carolina A&T Aggies remain No.1 in the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls for the fourth straight week. The Aggies’ reign as the top team in HBCU football goes back to Week 10 of the 2018 season. In the coaches poll, the most significant moves up were made by No. 5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff and […]

College Sports Journal Top 25 Rankings, 9/17/2019

North Dakota State faced down their first real test of the season and survived. UC Davis give the Bison all they could handle, but in the end, NDSU’s defense saved the day. In what turned out to be the game of the weekend, Villanova showed that their 3-0 start wasn’t a fluke with a 52-45 OT win over Towson. Most teams will be into conference play from here on, so look for the crème to really rise to the top.

The Week That Was: Highlights of the Five Top FCS Games, Week Ending 9/21/2019

Without question the top FCS game of the week was the battle of FCS powerhouses in the Fargodome.Returning home after 47-22 victory the week before against Delaware, the heavily-favored Bison had a very tough battle against visiting UC Davis, ultimately winning 27-16 after scoring a late touchdown to finally put the game in the win column for North Dakota State.

College Sports Journal Top 25 Rankings, 9/17/2019

Week three was highlighted by a couple of much maligned teams pulling off exciting upsets – Houston Baptist 53-52 over South Dakota and VMI 31-24 over East Tennessee State in overtime. The marquee matchup of the week certainly lived up to its billing. Jacksonville State stormed back with 21 fourth quarter points to beat Eastern […]

The Week That Was: Highlights of the Five Top FCS Games, Week Ending 9/14/2019

It was a week of high-profile Top 25 clashes in FCS this week, as the marquee games of the week pitted Delaware vs. North Dakota State and Eastern Washington vs. Jacksonville State. One was a Bison display of dominance, the other a thriller that could be the game of the year. Adding to the fun of this week’s games was a shootout in Vermillion, South Dakota and another big FBS upset in Georgia.

College Sports Journal Top 25 Rankings, 9/10/2019

Week two was a little more tame than week one from a top 25 standpoint. At the bottom of the FCS, six teams lost to sub D1 opponents while only one FCS team was able to beat and FBS team – Southern Illinois easily defeated Massachusetts. Over the first two weeks there have been 100 games against non-FCS teams. This week there are 30, so the FCS picture will start to sharpen. Conference play will swing into full gear over the next two weeks as well.

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

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 17. 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 […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 17. The High-Major conferences include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley conferences. Sagarin rankings provide the only rankings that actually ranks all Division I schools but our rankings will show just the High Major side […]

College Sports Journal FCS Top 25 after Week 11 – November 13, 2018

Half of the automatic bids have been handed out with one week to play: North Dakota State (MVFC), Colgate (Patriot League), Kennesaw State (Big South), San Diego (Pioneer) and Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley). Southeast Missouri State suffered the toughest loss of the week last week, losing on a last second kick return to Murray State […]

College Sports Journal FCS Top 25 after Week 10 – November 7, 2018

North Dakota State and Colgate were the first two teams to officially punch their ticket to the FCS playoffs this year, winning the Missouri Valley and Patriot Conferences, respectively. The rest of the playoff picture was muddied up by losses by James Madison, Towson and Wofford. With two weeks of play left before selection Sunday, […]