NCAA Men’s Basketball Power Rankings

Updated January 18th

By: Luke Benz

To break down the rankings by conference, click here. See the bottom of this page for an explanation/definition of "YUSAG Coefficient". A more mathematical description of our methodology can be found here. Ken Massey's site will be tracking how our model (and dozens of other models) fairs this season, so feel free to check out our progress there. The code used for this project can be found on Luke Benz's GitHub.

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Rank Team Conference YUSAG Coefficient
1 Purdue Big 10 25.66
2 Villanova Big East 25.53
3 Duke ACC 24.38
4 Michigan St. Big 10 22.40
5 Gonzaga WCC 21.48
6 Virginia ACC 20.81
7 Kansas Big 12 20.19
8 North Carolina ACC 19.56
9 Texas Tech Big 12 19.42
10 West Virginia Big 12 18.14
11 Cincinnati AAC 18.01
12 Creighton Big East 17.85
13 Ohio St. Big 10 16.63
14 Tennessee SEC 16.62
15 Oklahoma Big 12 16.39
16 Wichita St. AAC 16.37
17 Clemson ACC 16.06
18 Xavier Big East 15.98
19 Michigan Big 10 15.88
20 Auburn SEC 15.35
21 TCU Big 12 15.31
22 Arizona St. Pac 12 15.07
23 Florida St. ACC 14.97
24 Arizona Pac 12 14.88
25 Nevada MWC 14.33
26 Florida SEC 14.30
27 Notre Dame ACC 13.90
28 Arkansas SEC 13.85
29 Missouri SEC 13.79
30 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 13.59
31 Butler Big East 13.47
32 Kentucky SEC 13.42
33 Seton Hall Big East 13.13
34 Louisville ACC 13.04
35 Miami (FL) ACC 12.96
36 Texas Big 12 12.94
37 Texas A&M SEC 12.94
38 Rhode Island A-10 12.89
39 Maryland Big 10 12.78
40 Baylor Big 12 12.74
41 SMU AAC 12.53
42 Kansas St. Big 12 11.96
43 Marquette Big East 11.85
44 Houston AAC 11.64
45 Western Ky. C-USA 11.62
46 Boise St. MWC 11.61
47 Virginia Tech ACC 11.55
48 San Diego St. MWC 11.13
49 LSU SEC 10.83
50 Southern California Pac 12 10.73
51 Penn St. Big 10 10.52
52 Oregon Pac 12 10.29
53 New Mexico St. WAC 10.27
54 Alabama SEC 10.11
55 UCLA Pac 12 10.09
56 Syracuse ACC 9.95
57 BYU WCC 9.90
58 North Carolina St. ACC 9.88
59 ETSU Southern 9.63
60 Middle Tenn. C-USA 9.56
61 St. Bonaventure A-10 9.11
62 Northwestern Big 10 9.08
63 Georgia SEC 8.98
64 Providence Big East 8.72
65 Minnesota Big 10 8.69
66 Louisiana Sunbelt 8.64
67 Oklahoma St. Big 12 8.42
68 Boston College ACC 8.33
69 Northern Ky. Horizon 8.31
70 Davidson A-10 8.29
71 Old Dominion C-USA 8.09
72 Buffalo MAC 8.03
73 Wake Forest ACC 8.02
74 Mississippi St. SEC 7.99
75 Murray St. OVC 7.94
76 UNLV MWC 7.93
77 South Dakota St. Summit 7.81
78 South Carolina SEC 7.80
79 UAB C-USA 7.80
80 Montana Big Sky 7.64
81 Illinois Big 10 7.63
82 St. John's (NY) Big East 7.59
83 Utah Pac 12 7.24
84 South Dakota Summit 7.22
85 Fresno St. MWC 6.99
86 Indiana Big 10 6.89
87 Missouri St. MVC 6.76
88 Nebraska Big 10 6.53
89 Vermont Am. East 6.35
90 Ole Miss SEC 6.29
91 Utah Valley WAC 6.25
92 Iowa Big 10 6.12
93 Portland St. Big Sky 6.11
94 Furman Southern 6.05
95 UCF AAC 5.58
96 Grand Canyon WAC 5.53
97 UT Arlington Sunbelt 5.53
98 Wisconsin Big 10 5.51
99 UC Santa Barbara Big West 5.20
100 Washington Pac 12 5.14
101 Stanford Pac 12 5.12
102 Vanderbilt SEC 5.05
103 Loyola Chicago MVC 5.02
104 San Diego WCC 4.91
105 Colorado Pac 12 4.86
106 Toledo MAC 4.82
107 Temple AAC 4.65
108 Idaho Big Sky 4.61
109 Towson CAA 4.61
110 Rutgers Big 10 4.51
111 Oregon St. Pac 12 4.43
112 UNI MVC 4.43
113 Belmont OVC 4.40
114 DePaul Big East 4.24
115 Bucknell Patriot 4.06
116 Princeton Ivy 3.98
117 UNCG Southern 3.87
118 Georgetown Big East 3.86
119 Georgia Tech ACC 3.79
120 Iowa St. Big 12 3.74
121 Rider MAAC 3.72
122 New Mexico MWC 3.65
123 Iona MAAC 3.57
124 Ga. Southern Sunbelt 3.47
125 San Francisco WCC 3.35
126 UC Davis Big West 3.23
127 Wyoming MWC 3.21
128 Dayton A-10 3.03
129 SFA Southland 3.01
130 Mercer Southern 2.93
131 Tulane AAC 2.80
132 Penn Ivy 2.67
133 Wofford Southern 2.67
134 Tulsa AAC 2.65
135 Northern Colo. Big Sky 2.55
136 FGCU A-Sun 2.53
137 Northeastern CAA 2.45
138 Georgia St. Sunbelt 2.33
139 Washington St. Pac 12 2.25
140 Marshall C-USA 1.98
141 Col. of Charleston CAA 1.94
142 Wright St. Horizon 1.93
143 Canisius MAAC 1.92
144 North Dakota St. Summit 1.92
145 Saint Joseph's A-10 1.90
146 Bradley MVC 1.78
147 Utah St. MWC 1.75
148 Louisiana Tech C-USA 1.73
149 Indiana St. MVC 1.71
150 La Salle A-10 1.60
151 William & Mary CAA 1.49
152 Eastern Wash. Big Sky 1.31
153 Troy Sunbelt 1.29
154 Memphis AAC 1.27
155 Oakland Horizon 1.15
156 Southern Ill. MVC 1.12
157 VCU A-10 1.07
158 Valparaiso MVC 0.84
159 Hofstra CAA 0.74
160 Ball St. MAC 0.72
161 Radford Big South 0.67
162 Albany (NY) Am. East 0.65
163 Duquesne A-10 0.56
164 Cal St. Fullerton Big West 0.53
165 Drake MVC 0.48
166 Winthrop Big South 0.02
167 North Texas C-USA -0.03
168 Massachusetts A-10 -0.04
169 UConn AAC -0.04
170 Illinois St. MVC -0.07
171 Jacksonville St. OVC -0.12
172 Central Ark. Southland -0.14
173 Weber St. Big Sky -0.14
174 Evansville MVC -0.30
175 Hawaii Big West -0.31
176 Central Mich. MAC -0.35
177 Monmouth MAAC -0.42
178 Lipscomb A-Sun -0.44
179 Austin Peay OVC -0.69
180 UC Irvine Big West -0.80
181 Fort Wayne Summit -0.92
182 UMBC Am. East -0.96
183 Saint Louis A-10 -0.97
184 Saint Peter's MAAC -1.12
185 Pacific WCC -1.13
186 Harvard Ivy -1.16
187 Elon CAA -1.29
188 Liberty Big South -1.51
189 Robert Morris NEC -1.52
190 Western Mich. MAC -1.64
191 UTSA C-USA -1.86
192 Sam Houston St. Southland -1.88
193 Nicholls St. Southland -1.90
194 Eastern Mich. MAC -1.97
195 Oral Roberts Summit -2.11
196 Army West Point Patriot -2.21
197 Colorado St. MWC -2.25
198 George Washington A-10 -2.26
199 Texas St. Sunbelt -2.33
200 Ohio MAC -2.38
201 Yale Ivy -2.39
202 UNC Asheville Big South -2.42
203 Saint Francis (PA) NEC -2.49
204 Coastal Caro. Sunbelt -2.50
205 Richmond A-10 -2.54
206 Texas Southern SWAC -2.72
207 Stony Brook Am. East -2.93
208 Manhattan MAAC -2.95
209 Seattle U WAC -2.99
210 Lamar University Southland -3.26
211 Wagner NEC -3.26
212 Loyola Marymount WCC -3.29
213 Pittsburgh ACC -3.40
214 UTRGV WAC -3.60
215 High Point Big South -3.72
216 South Ala. Sunbelt -3.87
217 Southern Miss. C-USA -3.93
218 Niagara MAAC -4.05
219 Tennessee Tech OVC -4.08
220 Colgate Patriot -4.22
221 New Orleans Southland -4.35
222 Brown Ivy -4.41
223 California Pac 12 -4.55
224 Fairfield MAAC -4.58
225 Boston U. Patriot -4.61
226 Bowling Green MAC -4.71
227 Kent St. MAC -4.78
228 George Mason A-10 -4.80
229 Long Beach St. Big West -4.82
230 Southeastern La. Southland -4.86
231 New Hampshire Am. East -4.88
232 Miami (OH) MAC -5.06
233 Appalachian St. Sunbelt -5.19
234 Columbia Ivy -5.24
235 North Dakota Big Sky -5.25
236 FIU C-USA -5.29
237 Fla. Atlantic C-USA -5.54
238 Milwaukee Horizon -5.56
239 Abilene Christian Southland -5.57
240 Hartford Am. East -5.60
241 Sacramento St. Big Sky -5.63
242 Idaho St. Big Sky -5.69
243 UTEP C-USA -5.71
244 Tennessee St. OVC -5.79
245 James Madison CAA -5.80
246 Ill.-Chicago Horizon -5.81
247 Northern Ill. MAC -5.82
248 Navy Patriot -5.86
249 Montana St. Big Sky -5.94
250 Air Force MWC -6.25
251 Prairie View SWAC -6.26
252 NJIT A-Sun -6.27
253 Delaware CAA -6.28
254 Little Rock Sunbelt -6.50
255 Fordham A-10 -6.52
256 Binghamton Am. East -6.56
257 Akron MAC -6.61
258 Omaha Summit -6.62
259 Lehigh Patriot -6.69
260 Hampton MEAC -6.83
261 Cal Poly Big West -7.03
262 CSU Bakersfield WAC -7.06
263 Eastern Ill. OVC -7.20
264 IUPUI Horizon -7.20
265 Gardner-Webb Big South -7.21
266 UC Riverside Big West -7.21
267 Siena MAAC -7.26
268 Southeast Mo. St. OVC -7.35
269 Campbell Big South -7.39
270 Denver Summit -7.43
271 N.C. Central MEAC -7.63
272 Drexel CAA -7.69
273 Cornell Ivy -7.82
274 N.C. A&T MEAC -7.96
275 Charlotte C-USA -8.02
276 Lafayette Patriot -8.11
277 Dartmouth Ivy -8.15
278 LIU Brooklyn NEC -8.32
279 Mt. St. Mary's NEC -8.52
280 Sacred Heart NEC -8.57
281 UT Martin OVC -8.63
282 Pepperdine WCC -8.75
283 Central Conn. St. NEC -8.76
284 Quinnipiac MAAC -8.76
285 Arkansas St. Sunbelt -8.86
286 Fairleigh Dickinson NEC -8.87
287 St. Francis Brooklyn NEC -8.88
288 Morehead St. OVC -8.89
289 Rice C-USA -8.90
290 McNeese Southland -9.06
291 Eastern Ky. OVC -9.07
292 Southern Utah Big Sky -9.11
293 Charleston So. Big South -9.17
294 Samford Southern -9.24
295 Portland WCC -9.28
296 La.-Monroe Sunbelt -9.47
297 Santa Clara WCC -9.52
298 Loyola Maryland Patriot -9.60
299 Western Caro. Southern -9.69
300 A&M-Corpus Chris Southland -9.84
301 UMKC WAC -9.84
302 UNCW CAA -9.95
303 Holy Cross Patriot -9.97
304 Southern U. SWAC -9.98
305 North Florida A-Sun -10.01
306 Western Ill. Summit -10.04
307 Stetson A-Sun -10.11
308 Green Bay Horizon -10.19
309 Cleveland St. Horizon -10.32
310 San Jose St. MWC -10.35
311 Chattanooga Southern -10.38
312 SIUE OVC -10.57
313 Detroit Mercy Horizon -10.67
314 East Carolina AAC -10.87
315 American Patriot -11.16
316 Youngstown St. Horizon -11.24
317 Bethune-Cookman MEAC -11.48
318 Jackson St. SWAC -11.59
319 Maine Am. East -11.74
320 Grambling SWAC -11.77
321 Houston Baptist Southland -11.77
322 Kennesaw St. A-Sun -11.96
323 Norfolk St. MEAC -12.02
324 Morgan St. MEAC -12.06
325 Marist MAAC -12.07
326 Ark.-Pine Bluff SWAC -12.08
327 Presbyterian Big South -12.29
328 UMass Lowell Am. East -12.75
329 Jacksonville A-Sun -12.99
330 VMI Southern -13.49
331 South Fla. AAC -13.60
332 CSUN Big West -13.81
333 Howard MEAC -13.98
334 Northern Ariz. Big Sky -13.98
335 Savannah St. MEAC -14.24
336 Incarnate Word Southland -14.30
337 Bryant NEC -15.29
338 USC Upstate A-Sun -15.65
339 Florida A&M MEAC -16.55
340 The Citadel Southern -16.62
341 South Carolina St. MEAC -16.80
342 Alcorn SWAC -16.97
343 Northwestern St. Southland -17.63
344 Longwood Big South -17.85
345 Alabama St. SWAC -17.91
346 Alabama A&M SWAC -18.86
347 Coppin St. MEAC -19.37
348 Chicago St. WAC -20.50
349 Mississippi Val. SWAC -20.59
350 UMES MEAC -20.81
351 Delaware St. MEAC -22.24

Definition of YUSAG Coefficient

The YUSAG coefficient is the number of points a given team would be expected to beat the average college basketball team on a neutral court. Taking the difference between two teams coefficients gives you how much team A would be expected to beat team B by on a neutral court. For more on the the math behind this model, click here.