NCAA Men’s Basketball Power Rankings

Updated March 25th

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 Villanova Big East 23.52
2 Duke ACC 21.25
3 Purdue Big 10 19.86
4 Virginia ACC 19.74
5 Michigan St. Big 10 19.07
6 Gonzaga WCC 17.65
7 Cincinnati AAC 17.05
8 West Virginia Big 12 16.94
9 Kansas Big 12 16.56
10 North Carolina ACC 16.22
11 Michigan Big 10 16.13
12 Texas Tech Big 12 16.05
13 Wichita St. AAC 15.26
14 Penn St. Big 10 15.00
15 Tennessee SEC 14.79
16 Xavier Big East 14.75
17 Ohio St. Big 10 14.63
18 Houston AAC 14.24
19 Clemson ACC 14.07
20 Butler Big East 14.02
21 Kentucky SEC 13.58
22 TCU Big 12 13.20
23 Baylor Big 12 13.08
24 Seton Hall Big East 12.63
25 Florida St. ACC 12.55
26 Auburn SEC 12.45
27 Creighton Big East 12.45
28 Notre Dame ACC 12.13
29 Florida SEC 11.88
30 North Carolina St. ACC 11.81
31 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 11.81
32 Texas A&M SEC 11.51
33 Arkansas SEC 11.23
34 Virginia Tech ACC 11.20
35 Arizona Pac 12 11.12
36 Davidson A-10 11.05
37 Kansas St. Big 12 11.03
38 Rhode Island A-10 11.01
39 Maryland Big 10 10.96
40 Mississippi St. SEC 10.39
41 Loyola Chicago MVC 10.15
42 Arizona St. Pac 12 10.13
43 Oklahoma Big 12 10.10
44 Nevada MWC 9.92
45 Louisville ACC 9.85
46 San Diego St. MWC 9.77
47 Marquette Big East 9.74
48 Miami (FL) ACC 9.74
49 Boise St. MWC 9.62
50 Old Dominion C-USA 9.48
51 Oklahoma St. Big 12 9.24
52 Middle Tenn. C-USA 9.20
53 Syracuse ACC 9.19
54 Northwestern Big 10 9.17
55 Missouri SEC 9.16
56 St. Bonaventure A-10 9.16
57 Texas Big 12 9.11
58 New Mexico St. WAC 9.01
59 Boston College ACC 8.90
60 Southern California Pac 12 8.87
61 Nebraska Big 10 8.64
62 Utah Pac 12 8.62
63 BYU WCC 8.52
64 UCLA Pac 12 8.52
65 Fresno St. MWC 8.44
66 Buffalo MAC 8.31
67 Georgia SEC 8.20
68 Alabama SEC 8.10
69 Providence Big East 8.02
70 Montana Big Sky 7.92
71 Louisiana Sunbelt 7.88
72 St. John's (NY) Big East 7.80
73 Western Ky. C-USA 7.79
74 Indiana Big 10 7.76
75 Bucknell Patriot 7.64
76 South Dakota St. Summit 7.57
77 LSU SEC 7.50
78 Vermont Am. East 7.48
79 Furman Southern 7.35
80 UNCG Southern 7.34
81 Wisconsin Big 10 7.30
82 South Dakota Summit 7.04
83 Northern Ky. Horizon 7.00
84 ETSU Southern 6.60
85 Utah Valley WAC 6.43
86 Murray St. OVC 6.30
87 Belmont OVC 6.28
88 Northern Colo. Big Sky 6.12
89 South Carolina SEC 5.92
90 Iowa Big 10 5.78
91 New Mexico MWC 5.72
92 Vanderbilt SEC 5.67
93 Northeastern CAA 5.59
94 Wake Forest ACC 5.55
95 Marshall C-USA 5.26
96 Stanford Pac 12 5.06
97 Temple AAC 4.96
98 Oregon St. Pac 12 4.87
99 UAB C-USA 4.65
100 Tulsa AAC 4.63
101 Oregon Pac 12 4.53
102 Saint Joseph's A-10 4.46
103 Washington Pac 12 4.45
104 Col. of Charleston CAA 4.44
105 Penn Ivy 4.39
106 SMU AAC 4.38
107 UNI MVC 4.19
108 Illinois Big 10 4.09
109 Minnesota Big 10 4.07
110 Georgetown Big East 3.78
111 Canisius MAAC 3.76
112 SFA Southland 3.74
113 Grand Canyon WAC 3.72
114 Idaho Big Sky 3.65
115 DePaul Big East 3.57
116 UC Santa Barbara Big West 3.43
117 Bradley MVC 3.35
118 Eastern Wash. Big Sky 3.34
119 Georgia St. Sunbelt 3.31
120 Wyoming MWC 3.28
121 UT Arlington Sunbelt 3.26
122 Ole Miss SEC 3.21
123 Rutgers Big 10 3.18
124 Toledo MAC 3.16
125 Georgia Tech ACC 3.15
126 Wright St. Horizon 3.10
127 UNLV MWC 2.82
128 Iowa St. Big 12 2.76
129 UC Davis Big West 2.66
130 Rider MAAC 2.63
131 San Diego WCC 2.63
132 Missouri St. MVC 2.55
133 Albany (NY) Am. East 2.52
134 Louisiana Tech C-USA 2.26
135 Portland St. Big Sky 2.21
136 Evansville MVC 2.19
137 Harvard Ivy 2.15
138 Hofstra CAA 2.15
139 Southern Ill. MVC 2.13
140 Winthrop Big South 1.96
141 Wofford Southern 1.94
142 Colorado Pac 12 1.85
143 Utah St. MWC 1.70
144 FGCU A-Sun 1.68
145 Mercer Southern 1.65
146 North Texas C-USA 1.62
147 Drake MVC 1.58
148 Iona MAAC 1.43
149 San Francisco WCC 1.43
150 Ga. Southern Sunbelt 1.38
151 Fort Wayne Summit 1.37
152 Indiana St. MVC 1.37
153 UMBC Am. East 1.23
154 Towson CAA 1.16
155 UC Irvine Big West 1.13
156 Central Mich. MAC 1.08
157 UCF AAC 1.08
158 Jacksonville St. OVC 1.02
159 Troy Sunbelt 1.02
160 La Salle A-10 0.98
161 Eastern Mich. MAC 0.95
162 Cal St. Fullerton Big West 0.78
163 William & Mary CAA 0.77
164 Weber St. Big Sky 0.69
165 North Dakota St. Summit 0.68
166 Radford Big South 0.55
167 Monmouth MAAC 0.36
168 Dayton A-10 0.23
169 George Washington A-10 0.06
170 Richmond A-10 0.06
171 Valparaiso MVC 0.06
172 Lipscomb A-Sun -0.03
173 Liberty Big South -0.07
174 UTSA C-USA -0.21
175 Memphis AAC -0.26
176 Duquesne A-10 -0.29
177 Western Mich. MAC -0.50
178 VCU A-10 -0.57
179 Miami (OH) MAC -0.66
180 Illinois St. MVC -0.69
181 Ill.-Chicago Horizon -0.73
182 Saint Louis A-10 -0.90
183 Ohio MAC -0.96
184 Oakland Horizon -0.98
185 Washington St. Pac 12 -1.02
186 Austin Peay OVC -1.04
187 Princeton Ivy -1.15
188 Tulane AAC -1.22
189 Wagner NEC -1.28
190 Sam Houston St. Southland -1.43
191 UNC Asheville Big South -1.55
192 UConn AAC -1.60
193 Seattle U WAC -1.67
194 Ball St. MAC -1.73
195 Pacific WCC -1.73
196 Colgate Patriot -1.77
197 Niagara MAAC -1.89
198 Southeastern La. Southland -1.89
199 George Mason A-10 -1.90
200 Milwaukee Horizon -2.03
201 Hartford Am. East -2.08
202 Appalachian St. Sunbelt -2.09
203 Saint Peter's MAAC -2.20
204 Long Beach St. Big West -2.21
205 Fairfield MAAC -2.22
206 Lamar University Southland -2.27
207 Denver Summit -2.30
208 Nicholls St. Southland -2.38
209 Central Ark. Southland -2.40
210 Hawaii Big West -2.41
211 Idaho St. Big Sky -2.59
212 Air Force MWC -2.60
213 Kent St. MAC -2.60
214 Campbell Big South -2.66
215 Yale Ivy -2.70
216 Manhattan MAAC -2.73
217 Massachusetts A-10 -2.73
218 Saint Francis (PA) NEC -2.82
219 Stony Brook Am. East -3.01
220 Texas St. Sunbelt -3.05
221 Southern Miss. C-USA -3.20
222 Loyola Marymount WCC -3.54
223 Columbia Ivy -3.62
224 Texas Southern SWAC -3.81
225 La.-Monroe Sunbelt -3.82
226 Tennessee St. OVC -3.84
227 FIU C-USA -3.86
228 Fla. Atlantic C-USA -3.86
229 Tennessee Tech OVC -3.89
230 Navy Patriot -3.98
231 Colorado St. MWC -4.09
232 Charleston So. Big South -4.19
233 Elon CAA -4.39
234 Oral Roberts Summit -4.52
235 Pittsburgh ACC -4.60
236 Mt. St. Mary's NEC -4.68
237 Coastal Caro. Sunbelt -4.80
238 Brown Ivy -4.88
239 Bowling Green MAC -4.96
240 CSU Bakersfield WAC -5.08
241 NJIT A-Sun -5.11
242 A&M-Corpus Chris Southland -5.30
243 Cornell Ivy -5.33
244 New Orleans Southland -5.34
245 Southeast Mo. St. OVC -5.45
246 Abilene Christian Southland -5.46
247 Eastern Ill. OVC -5.51
248 Northern Ill. MAC -5.51
249 UTRGV WAC -5.58
250 Boston U. Patriot -5.61
251 New Hampshire Am. East -5.69
252 Army West Point Patriot -5.70
253 Lehigh Patriot -5.74
254 High Point Big South -5.76
255 South Ala. Sunbelt -5.76
256 James Madison CAA -5.80
257 Akron MAC -5.82
258 Gardner-Webb Big South -5.97
259 North Dakota Big Sky -5.98
260 Robert Morris NEC -6.06
261 Delaware CAA -6.09
262 LIU Brooklyn NEC -6.10
263 Sacramento St. Big Sky -6.16
264 Prairie View SWAC -6.18
265 Lafayette Patriot -6.23
266 Drexel CAA -6.27
267 Fordham A-10 -6.29
268 Holy Cross Patriot -6.44
269 UTEP C-USA -6.52
270 Green Bay Horizon -6.55
271 Hampton MEAC -6.61
272 UC Riverside Big West -6.69
273 UNCW CAA -6.69
274 UMass Lowell Am. East -6.70
275 Quinnipiac MAAC -6.84
276 Southern Utah Big Sky -6.94
277 California Pac 12 -7.03
278 Portland WCC -7.05
279 Fairleigh Dickinson NEC -7.22
280 Rice C-USA -7.27
281 Pepperdine WCC -7.29
282 Binghamton Am. East -7.40
283 San Jose St. MWC -7.43
284 Arkansas St. Sunbelt -7.67
285 IUPUI Horizon -7.86
286 McNeese Southland -7.88
287 Montana St. Big Sky -7.90
288 Bethune-Cookman MEAC -8.05
289 Santa Clara WCC -8.16
290 Chattanooga Southern -8.24
291 Sacred Heart NEC -8.35
292 Charlotte C-USA -8.45
293 Central Conn. St. NEC -8.50
294 Western Caro. Southern -8.52
295 Dartmouth Ivy -8.60
296 Cleveland St. Horizon -8.62
297 Siena MAAC -8.66
298 Omaha Summit -8.70
299 Kennesaw St. A-Sun -8.76
300 UMKC WAC -8.82
301 Grambling SWAC -8.86
302 St. Francis Brooklyn NEC -8.89
303 Western Ill. Summit -9.00
304 Morehead St. OVC -9.13
305 UT Martin OVC -9.16
306 North Florida A-Sun -9.31
307 Norfolk St. MEAC -9.34
308 Loyola Maryland Patriot -9.51
309 Eastern Ky. OVC -9.54
310 Little Rock Sunbelt -9.55
311 Samford Southern -9.57
312 Stetson A-Sun -9.73
313 SIUE OVC -9.74
314 East Carolina AAC -9.87
315 Cal Poly Big West -10.02
316 Marist MAAC -10.03
317 South Fla. AAC -10.04
318 The Citadel Southern -10.05
319 N.C. A&T MEAC -10.20
320 Ark.-Pine Bluff SWAC -10.30
321 Youngstown St. Horizon -10.42
322 Morgan St. MEAC -10.71
323 Southern U. SWAC -10.80
324 American Patriot -10.99
325 Jacksonville A-Sun -11.40
326 Savannah St. MEAC -11.43
327 Maine Am. East -11.44
328 N.C. Central MEAC -11.58
329 Presbyterian Big South -11.80
330 Northern Ariz. Big Sky -11.94
331 Detroit Mercy Horizon -12.09
332 VMI Southern -12.60
333 CSUN Big West -13.10
334 Alcorn SWAC -13.52
335 Houston Baptist Southland -13.91
336 Alabama St. SWAC -13.99
337 Jackson St. SWAC -14.02
338 Howard MEAC -14.23
339 USC Upstate A-Sun -14.61
340 Incarnate Word Southland -14.63
341 Florida A&M MEAC -15.05
342 Bryant NEC -15.41
343 Longwood Big South -15.98
344 South Carolina St. MEAC -15.98
345 Mississippi Val. SWAC -16.81
346 Northwestern St. Southland -17.25
347 Coppin St. MEAC -17.66
348 Chicago St. WAC -18.17
349 Alabama A&M SWAC -20.11
350 UMES MEAC -20.51
351 Delaware St. MEAC -20.70

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.