NCAA Men’s Basketball Division 1 Top 25

Here’s my end of regular season Top 25 for NCAA Men’s Division 1 Basketball:

  1. Kansas (113.768)
  2. Villanova (112.788)
  3. North Carolina (112.462)
  4. Virginia (112.458)
  5. Oklahoma (112.414)
  6. Michigan St (112.409)
  7. Oregon (112.407)
  8. Xavier (112.260)
  9. West Virginia (112.166)
  10. Miami, FL (111.911)
  11. Utah (111.670)
  12. Kentucky (111.342)
  13. Arizona (111.319)
  14. Louisville (111.121)
  15. Purdue (111.081)
  16. Texas A&M (111.076)
  17. Seton Hall (111.037)
  18. Iowa St (111.020)
  19. Duke (111.019)
  20. SMU (110.967)
  21. California (110.944)
  22. Indiana (110.890)
  23. Baylor (110.871)
  24. Texas (110.801)
  25. Maryland (110.773)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Conference Rankings

Just in time for March Madness!

Need some help picking your brackets? Here’s my end of season conference rankings for NCAA Men’s Division 1 basketball. These are based on the average rating for each school in the conference.

  1. Big 12 (110.438)
  2. Pac-12 (109.725)
  3. ACC (109.513)
  4. Big East (109.197)
  5. Big Ten (108.686)
  6. SEC (108.564)
  7. American Athletic (107.524)
  8. Atlantic 10 (107.471)
  9. Mountain West (106.528)
  10. Colonial (106.213)
  11. Missouri Valley (105.959)
  12. Mid-American (105.896)
  13. West Coast (105.704)
  14. Summit League (105.651)
  15. Big West (105.572)
  16. Horizon (104.792)
  17. Sun Belt (104.681)
  18. Ivy League (104.659)
  19. Southern (104.483)
  20. Conference USA (104.265)
  21. Metro Atlantic (104.204)
  22. Ohio Valley (103.964)
  23. Western Athletic (103.925)
  24. Big South (103.614)
  25. Big Sky (103.366)
  26. America East (103.222)
  27. Atlantic Sun (103.222)
  28. Patriot League (103.153)
  29. Southland (102.688)
  30. Northeast (101.884)
  31. SWAC (101.689)
  32. MEAC (101.651)

D1 College Basketball Rankings

Here are my top 25 teams for the week ending January 31, 2016:

  1. Oklahoma (18-2, 113.411)
  2. Xavier (19-2, 112.896)
  3. Villanova (18-3, 112.805)
  4. North Carolina (19-2, 112.540)
  5. SMU (19-1, 112.211)
  6. Kansas (17-4, 112.204)
  7. Iowa (17-4, 112.167)
  8. Texas A&M (18-3, 112.010)
  9. Virginia (17-4, 111.971)
  10. Maryland (19-3, 111.853)
  11. Oregon (18-4, 111.840)
  12. Iowa St (16-5, 111.829)
  13. Michigan St (19-4, 111.735)
  14. West Virginia (17-4, 111.616)
  15. Dayton (18-3, 111.494)
  16. Miami FL (16-4, 111.315)
  17. Purdue (19-4, 111.228)
  18. Baylor (17-4, 111.194)
  19. Louisville (17-4, 111.088)
  20. Providence (18-4, 110.942)
  21. Utah (17-5, 110.902)
  22. Arizona (17-5, 110.890)
  23. South Carolina (19-2, 110.788)
  24. Colorado (17-5, 110.766)
  25. Southern Cal (17-5, 110.698)

My complete rankings can be found here.

D1 College Basketball Rankings

Here are my college basketball rankings for Division 1 for the week ending January 24:

  1. Oklahoma (16-2, 113.243)
  2. Villanova (17-3, 112.762)
  3. Xavier, OH (17-2, 112.590)
  4. North Carolina (18-2, 112.416)
  5. Kansas (16-3, 112.311)
  6. Iowa (16-3, 112.250)
  7. Texas A&M (17-2, 112.211)
  8. SMU (18-1, 112.046)
  9. West Virginia (16-3, 111.770)
  10. Iowa St (15-4, 111.696)
  11. Michigan St (17-4, 111.590)
  12. Virginia (15-4, 111.437)
  13. Oregon (16-4, 111.417)
  14. Miami, FL (15-3, 111.403)
  15. Dayton (16-3, 111.287)
  16. Louisville (16-3, 111.272)
  17. Maryland (17-3, 111.264)
  18. Purdue (17-4, 111.092)
  19. Providence (17-3, 111.009)
  20. Arizona (16-4, 111.001)
  21. Baylor (15-4, 110.773)
  22. Indiana (17-3, 110.721)
  23. Pittsburgh (16-3, 110.610)
  24. Duke (15-5, 110.583)
  25. South Carolina (17-2, 110.547)

My complete rankings can be found here.

Division 1 College Basketball Rankings

It’s been a few weeks since I posted my college basketball rankings. We’re now getting down to crunch time. The pretenders are slipping. The cream is rising to the top. Here’s my Top 25:

  1. Kentucky (116.436)
  2. Virginia (115.497)
  3. Wisconsin (114.401)
  4. Duke (114.297)
  5. Kansas (114.215)
  6. Villanova (114.201)
  7. Gonzaga (113.718)
  8. Arizona (113.625)
  9. Louisville (112.919)
  10. Utah (112.829)
  11. Notre Dame (112.712)
  12. Iowa State (112.381)
  13. North Carolina (112.368)
  14. Oklahoma (112.069)
  15. Wichita State (112.054)
  16. Maryland (112.027)
  17. Northern Iowa (111.989)
  18. Butler (111.960)
  19. Baylor (111.953)
  20. Arkansas (111.711)
  21. Georgetown (111.593)
  22. West Virginia (111.544)
  23. VCU (111.524)
  24. Providence (111.452)
  25. Texas (111.400)

My complete rankings can be found here.

NCAA Final Four predictions

So we’re down to the Final Four. It’s been one of the most exciting basketball tournaments ever.  Poor Butler.  Last year’s Cinderella team. No Cinderella this year. Oh, they’re back in the Final Four again. But this time, they’re being overshadowed by VCU.  Butler and VCU will face-off in the first semi-final game next Saturday.  Should be a defensive struggle.  And in the other bracket will be a couple of well-known powers, Kentucky and UConn.

Based on my latest rankings, we have two very exciting basketball games in store.  UConn is ranked #6 and Kentucky is ranked #8. Butler is ranked #34 and VCU is ranked #41.  But ignore the rankings.  On March 7th, my rankings had UConn at #13, Kentucky at #29, Butler at #57, and VCU was ranked #76.  Here are the current power ratings for each school:

  1. UConn 61.935
  2. Kentucky 61.761
  3. Butler 59.898
  4. VCU 59.543

Based on these ratings, here are the chances of each team advancing to the championship game:

  1. Butler 52.04%
  2. UConn 51.00%
  3. Kentucky 49.00%
  4. VCU 47.96%

Nobody is a clear favorite in either game.  These should be tremendous games.  So who’s the favorite to win it all?  Well, based on my ratings, here is the breakdown:

  1. UConn 31.86%
  2. Kentucky 30.15%
  3. Butler 20.27%
  4. VCU 17.76%

So it seems that the winner of the UConn/Kentucky matchup has the best chance to win the national championship.  But I wouldn’t put money on it.  Butler and VCU have proven that they not only can play with anyone, they can beat anyone.  It should be a fun ride!