NCAA Men’s Basketball Power Rankings

Updated November 19th

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.

To sort the table by a specific column, simply click the column name

Rank Team Conference YUSAG Coefficient
1 Florida SEC 30.38
2 Kansas Big 12 29.97
3 North Carolina ACC 29.22
4 Villanova Big East 28.23
5 Gonzaga WCC 27.64
6 West Virginia Big 12 27.58
7 Oregon Pac 12 27.14
8 Kentucky SEC 26.73
9 Purdue Big 10 26.06
10 Wichita St. AAC 26.03
11 Louisville ACC 25.30
12 Duke ACC 25.11
13 Arizona Pac 12 24.34
14 Virginia ACC 24.07
15 Oklahoma St. Big 12 23.64
16 Cincinnati AAC 23.48
17 Florida St. ACC 23.22
18 SMU AAC 22.77
19 Creighton Big East 22.76
20 UCLA Pac 12 22.61
21 Wisconsin Big 10 22.54
22 South Carolina SEC 22.23
23 Xavier Big East 22.12
24 Baylor Big 12 21.99
25 Michigan Big 10 21.42
26 Butler Big East 20.98
27 Notre Dame ACC 20.40
28 Arkansas SEC 20.25
29 Iowa St. Big 12 19.44
30 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 19.32
31 TCU Big 12 19.27
32 Miami (FL) ACC 19.08
33 Marquette Big East 19.05
34 Texas Tech Big 12 18.94
35 Nevada MWC 18.91
36 Kansas St. Big 12 18.60
37 Minnesota Big 10 18.15
38 Michigan St. Big 10 18.10
39 Maryland Big 10 17.83
40 Texas Big 12 17.57
41 Southern California Pac 12 17.46
42 Syracuse ACC 17.45
43 Seton Hall Big East 17.40
44 Alabama SEC 17.38
45 Utah Pac 12 17.31
46 Oklahoma Big 12 17.21
47 Tennessee SEC 17.05
48 Texas A&M SEC 16.98
49 Clemson ACC 16.75
50 Vanderbilt SEC 16.73
51 Virginia Tech ACC 16.27
52 Georgetown Big East 16.26
53 Rhode Island A-10 16.22
54 VCU A-10 16.05
55 Providence Big East 15.90
56 Illinois Big 10 15.30
57 Georgia SEC 15.29
58 Illinois St. MVC 15.04
59 Middle Tenn. C-USA 14.95
60 Houston AAC 14.88
61 Indiana Big 10 14.74
62 Dayton A-10 14.71
63 Northwestern Big 10 14.71
64 Ole Miss SEC 14.70
65 Wake Forest ACC 14.69
66 Auburn SEC 14.26
67 Ohio St. Big 10 13.97
68 UCF AAC 13.78
69 Colorado Pac 12 13.42
70 Iowa Big 10 12.92
71 California Pac 12 12.89
72 Davidson A-10 12.46
73 Georgia Tech ACC 11.85
74 San Diego St. MWC 11.85
75 UT Arlington Sunbelt 11.65
76 St. John's (NY) Big East 11.63
77 Boise St. MWC 11.50
78 Mississippi St. SEC 11.36
79 Arizona St. Pac 12 11.25
80 Missouri SEC 11.18
81 UNCW CAA 10.90
82 Loyola Chicago MVC 10.79
83 UConn AAC 10.51
84 Vermont Am. East 10.47
85 Belmont OVC 10.31
86 Stanford Pac 12 10.10
87 Temple AAC 10.06
88 Memphis AAC 9.98
89 BYU WCC 9.90
90 Valparaiso MVC 9.90
91 Penn St. Big 10 9.79
92 Princeton Ivy 9.63
93 New Mexico St. WAC 9.52
94 FGCU A-Sun 9.18
95 Akron MAC 8.98
96 Fresno St. MWC 8.87
97 Nebraska Big 10 8.85
98 North Carolina St. ACC 8.85
99 Monmouth MAAC 8.83
100 Bucknell Patriot 8.59
101 ETSU Southern 8.58
102 Pittsburgh ACC 8.50
103 Oakland Horizon 8.34
104 Louisiana Tech C-USA 8.33
105 Utah St. MWC 8.15
106 Georgia St. Sunbelt 7.89
107 LSU SEC 7.83
108 St. Bonaventure A-10 7.79
109 Toledo MAC 7.66
110 Wyoming MWC 7.61
111 Missouri St. MVC 7.57
112 New Mexico MWC 7.54
113 Colorado St. MWC 7.49
114 Rutgers Big 10 7.35
115 Col. of Charleston CAA 7.19
116 DePaul Big East 7.06
117 UNI MVC 7.03
118 UAB C-USA 7.00
119 Old Dominion C-USA 6.98
120 Towson CAA 6.87
121 Ohio MAC 6.71
122 Buffalo MAC 6.69
123 Washington Pac 12 6.64
124 Iona MAAC 6.59
125 La Salle A-10 6.47
126 Kent St. MAC 6.39
127 Southern Ill. MVC 6.39
128 Lehigh Patriot 6.32
129 UC Irvine Big West 6.07
130 Eastern Mich. MAC 6.02
131 UNLV MWC 6.00
132 Tulsa AAC 5.88
133 South Dakota Summit 5.81
134 Louisiana Sunbelt 5.80
135 San Francisco WCC 5.69
136 Northern Ky. Horizon 5.28
137 Evansville MVC 5.26
138 UNC Asheville Big South 5.23
139 Boston College ACC 5.16
140 CSU Bakersfield WAC 5.03
141 Richmond A-10 5.03
142 Furman Southern 5.01
143 Jacksonville St. OVC 4.91
144 Murray St. OVC 4.91
145 Yale Ivy 4.91
146 Harvard Ivy 4.89
147 Grand Canyon WAC 4.79
148 Saint Peter's MAAC 4.67
149 Massachusetts A-10 4.60
150 Albany (NY) Am. East 4.54
151 George Mason A-10 4.45
152 Arkansas St. Sunbelt 4.41
153 Santa Clara WCC 4.31
154 Ball St. MAC 4.27
155 Utah Valley WAC 4.12
156 Indiana St. MVC 4.07
157 Winthrop Big South 3.99
158 Weber St. Big Sky 3.86
159 Marshall C-USA 3.85
160 Saint Joseph's A-10 3.83
161 Ga. Southern Sunbelt 3.74
162 Washington St. Pac 12 3.67
163 Mercer Southern 3.61
164 Northeastern CAA 3.56
165 Penn Ivy 3.55
166 South Dakota St. Summit 3.53
167 Troy Sunbelt 3.53
168 Fort Wayne Summit 3.52
169 George Washington A-10 3.48
170 Western Mich. MAC 3.42
171 North Dakota Big Sky 3.21
172 Tennessee St. OVC 3.09
173 Montana Big Sky 3.04
174 Tulane AAC 3.02
175 Elon CAA 2.90
176 Loyola Marymount WCC 2.80
177 UNCG Southern 2.80
178 Northern Ill. MAC 2.77
179 Western Ky. C-USA 2.74
180 Rice C-USA 2.40
181 North Dakota St. Summit 2.26
182 Coastal Caro. Sunbelt 2.09
183 Lipscomb A-Sun 2.08
184 Omaha Summit 1.87
185 Bradley MVC 1.77
186 Hofstra CAA 1.77
187 UTEP C-USA 1.76
188 UT Martin OVC 1.72
189 William & Mary CAA 1.71
190 Wofford Southern 1.52
191 Wright St. Horizon 1.45
192 Chattanooga Southern 1.36
193 Eastern Wash. Big Sky 1.35
194 Texas St. Sunbelt 1.33
195 Green Bay Horizon 1.19
196 UC Davis Big West 1.08
197 Siena MAAC 1.05
198 Canisius MAAC 0.96
199 Samford Southern 0.96
200 Rider MAAC 0.79
201 East Carolina AAC 0.69
202 Air Force MWC 0.67
203 South Ala. Sunbelt 0.42
204 N.C. Central MEAC 0.40
205 Morehead St. OVC 0.38
206 Long Beach St. Big West 0.33
207 Saint Louis A-10 0.31
208 Boston U. Patriot 0.27
209 New Hampshire Am. East 0.26
210 Oregon St. Pac 12 0.25
211 Montana St. Big Sky 0.10
212 Gardner-Webb Big South 0.06
213 UMBC Am. East 0.06
214 Drake MVC 0.02
215 A&M-Corpus Chris Southland 0.00
216 IUPUI Horizon -0.01
217 Pacific WCC -0.29
218 Fordham A-10 -0.30
219 Stony Brook Am. East -0.32
220 Bowling Green MAC -0.35
221 James Madison CAA -0.37
222 Fairfield MAAC -0.51
223 Denver Summit -0.52
224 Eastern Ill. OVC -0.55
225 Liberty Big South -0.66
226 Columbia Ivy -0.72
227 Hawaii Big West -0.95
228 Central Mich. MAC -0.96
229 Milwaukee Horizon -1.03
230 Little Rock Sunbelt -1.05
231 Idaho Big Sky -1.08
232 New Orleans Southland -1.18
233 SFA Southland -1.22
234 CSUN Big West -1.26
235 Navy Patriot -1.30
236 Holy Cross Patriot -1.33
237 Eastern Ky. OVC -1.37
238 Southeast Mo. St. OVC -1.39
239 Texas Southern SWAC -1.40
240 Mt. St. Mary's NEC -1.42
241 Army West Point Patriot -1.53
242 San Diego WCC -1.55
243 Duquesne A-10 -1.60
244 Lamar University Southland -1.82
245 Ill.-Chicago Horizon -1.84
246 San Jose St. MWC -1.88
247 UMKC WAC -1.94
248 La.-Monroe Sunbelt -1.95
249 Charlotte C-USA -1.99
250 Drexel CAA -2.14
251 Portland St. Big Sky -2.35
252 UTSA C-USA -2.51
253 Tennessee Tech OVC -2.56
254 Cleveland St. Horizon -2.77
255 Houston Baptist Southland -2.89
256 Cal St. Fullerton Big West -2.96
257 Seattle U WAC -3.10
258 Saint Francis (PA) NEC -3.12
259 North Florida A-Sun -3.27
260 Portland WCC -3.27
261 Loyola Maryland Patriot -3.28
262 Miami (OH) MAC -3.28
263 High Point Big South -3.47
264 South Fla. AAC -3.47
265 Niagara MAAC -3.53
266 Delaware CAA -3.62
267 Oral Roberts Summit -3.69
268 Cal Poly Big West -3.78
269 Fla. Atlantic C-USA -3.83
270 USC Upstate A-Sun -3.91
271 Sam Houston St. Southland -3.97
272 LIU Brooklyn NEC -4.07
273 Wagner NEC -4.09
274 Colgate Patriot -4.17
275 Appalachian St. Sunbelt -4.23
276 UC Riverside Big West -4.37
277 Kennesaw St. A-Sun -4.69
278 Brown Ivy -4.74
279 Northern Colo. Big Sky -4.86
280 Southeastern La. Southland -4.88
281 FIU C-USA -5.13
282 Campbell Big South -5.18
283 Manhattan MAAC -5.18
284 Fairleigh Dickinson NEC -5.19
285 Cornell Ivy -5.24
286 Robert Morris NEC -5.30
287 Quinnipiac MAAC -5.32
288 Dartmouth Ivy -5.84
289 Radford Big South -5.84
290 NJIT A-Sun -5.97
291 Sacramento St. Big Sky -5.99
292 UMass Lowell Am. East -6.10
293 UC Santa Barbara Big West -6.12
294 Pepperdine WCC -6.17
295 Jacksonville A-Sun -6.53
296 North Texas C-USA -6.54
297 Western Ill. Summit -6.70
298 Binghamton Am. East -6.78
299 Bryant NEC -6.95
300 American Patriot -7.01
301 Sacred Heart NEC -7.28
302 Austin Peay OVC -7.29
303 Norfolk St. MEAC -7.40
304 UTRGV WAC -7.41
305 Detroit Mercy Horizon -7.45
306 Nicholls St. Southland -7.47
307 Youngstown St. Horizon -7.63
308 Southern Miss. C-USA -7.69
309 Abilene Christian Southland -7.84
310 SIUE OVC -7.88
311 Hampton MEAC -7.97
312 Central Ark. Southland -8.19
313 Incarnate Word Southland -8.40
314 Marist MAAC -8.60
315 Southern Utah Big Sky -8.72
316 Charleston So. Big South -8.86
317 Alcorn SWAC -9.12
318 Howard MEAC -9.40
319 Northern Ariz. Big Sky -9.77
320 Southern U. SWAC -10.13
321 Stetson A-Sun -10.15
322 UMES MEAC -10.17
323 Jackson St. SWAC -10.34
324 Prairie View SWAC -10.56
325 Idaho St. Big Sky -10.74
326 Northwestern St. Southland -10.86
327 The Citadel Southern -11.08
328 McNeese Southland -11.14
329 Central Conn. St. NEC -11.16
330 Lafayette Patriot -11.65
331 Grambling SWAC -11.83
332 Morgan St. MEAC -11.87
333 VMI Southern -12.09
334 Savannah St. MEAC -12.40
335 Hartford Am. East -12.50
336 Maine Am. East -13.11
337 Western Caro. Southern -13.39
338 St. Francis Brooklyn NEC -14.48
339 South Carolina St. MEAC -14.70
340 N.C. A&T MEAC -15.01
341 Chicago St. WAC -15.47
342 Delaware St. MEAC -15.65
343 Bethune-Cookman MEAC -15.73
344 Coppin St. MEAC -16.17
345 Alabama St. SWAC -16.66
346 Ark.-Pine Bluff SWAC -16.76
347 Longwood Big South -16.96
348 Mississippi Val. SWAC -17.17
349 Florida A&M MEAC -17.69
350 Presbyterian Big South -18.83
351 Alabama A&M SWAC -20.18

Definition of YUSAG Coefficient

The YUSAG coefficient is the number of points a given team would be expected to beat the model-baseline team (A&M Corpus Christi, first alphabetically) 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.

Note: A decrease in a team's YUSAG coefficient doesn't necessarily mean they have declined. It could be that the A&M Corpus Christi, the model's baseline team has improved. This doesn't affect prediction results because all teams' coefficients are shifted accordingly.