NCAA Tournament Seedings and Rankings: Jan 6 Edition

 

Updated seedings and rankings reflect all games through Jan 5.

Seed EAST (NYC) SOUTH (MEM) MIDWEST (KC) WEST (SJOSE)
1 Villanova (Big East) Baylor (Big 12) Kansas Gonzaga (WCC)
2 Florida State (ACC) Butler Creighton UCLA (PAC 12)
3 Kentucky (SEC) Duke Oregon Virginia
4 North Carolina USC Minnesota (B1G) Xavier
5 Arizona Virginia Tech Clemson Notre Dame
6 West Virginia Maryland Louisville St Mary’s
7 Cincinnati Florida SMU (AAC) Purdue
8 Northwestern Pittsburgh Middle Tennessee (C-USA) Wisconsin
9 TCU UCF South Carolina Dayton (A-10)
10 VCU UT Arlington (SUN BELT) Miami FL Arkansas
11 NC State/Michigan Temple Michigan State Colorado
12 Valparaiso (HOR) Seton Hall/Illinois Wichita State (MVC) UNC-Wilmington (CAA)
13 FGCU (A-SUN) Tennessee State (OVC) New Mex St (WAC) Chattanooga (SoCon)
14 Winthrop (Big South) Canisius (MAAC) Nevada (MWC) Bucknell (PAT)
15 Vermont (A-East) Yale (IVY) Ohio (MAC) IPFW (SUM)
16 LIU Brooklyn (NEC)/Texas Southern (SWAC) Nicholls St  (SLAND)/UC Davis (Big West) NC Central (MEAC) EWU (Big Sky)

Rankings below for teams 1-60, which includes all 36 at-large teams and 15 of the 32 automatic bids.

The Hi and Lo columns provide a fixed range for each team to be seeded, while allowing for some flexibility in placement for factors such as relative quality of wins and losses.

 

  Seed     Overall NC vs RPI Top 100 (40%) Conf Quality Win Pct (10%) Road/Neutral (30%) Top 40 (20%) Sub-150  Initial Rating
Rank Hi Lo Team Conf W L W L Pct W L Pct W L Rating W L Rating L I-Rating
1 1 2 Kansas Big 12 13 1 6 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 5 1 0.833 2 0 1.000   0.950
2 1 3 Gonzaga WCC 15 0 5 0 1.000       7 0 1.000 2 0 1.000   0.900
3 1 3 Creighton BigEast 14 1 5 0 1.000 1 1 0.500 6 0 1.000 2 1 0.667   0.883
4 1 3 Villanova BigEast 14 1 8 0 1.000 1 1 0.500 7 1 0.875 2 1 0.667   0.846
5 1 3 Baylor Big 12 12 0 7 0 1.000       4 0 0.800 3 0 1.000   0.840
6 2 4 Butler BigEast 13 2 5 0 1.000 2 0 1.000 4 2 0.667 3 0 1.000 1 0.800
7 2 4 Florida State ACC 13 1 6 1 0.857 2 0 1.000 3 1 0.600 5 1 0.833   0.790
8 2 4 UCLA Pac12 15 1 5 0 1.000 0 1 0.000 5 1 0.833 1 1 0.500   0.750
9 2 4 USC Pac12 15 1 4 0 1.000 0 1 0.000 5 1 0.833 1 1 0.500   0.750
10 2 5 Duke ACC 13 2 4 1 0.800 0 1 0.000 5 2 0.714 3 1 0.750   0.684
11 3 5 Kentucky SEC 12 2 4 2 0.667 1 0 1.000 5 1 0.833 1 2 0.333   0.683
12 3 5 Minnesota B1G 14 2 5 1 0.833 2 1 0.667 3 1 0.600 2 2 0.500   0.680
13 3 5 Xavier BigEast 12 2 3 2 0.600 1 0 1.000 4 2 0.667 2 1 0.667   0.673
14 3 6 Oregon Pac 12 14 2 3 2 0.600 2 0 1.000 4 2 0.667 2 1 0.667   0.673
15 3 6 Virginia ACC 11 3 3 1 0.750 1 2 0.333 5 1 0.833 1 2 0.333   0.650
16 4 6 Virginia Tech ACC 11 2 4 1 0.800 1 1 0.500 3 2 0.600 1 1 0.500   0.650
17 4 6 North Carolina ACC 12 3 6 1 0.857 1 0 1.000 5 3 0.625 1 1 0.500 1 0.630
18 4 7 Maryland B1G 12 2 3 1 0.750 1 1 0.500 3 0 0.600 1 1 0.500   0.630
19 4 7 St. Mary’s WCC 13 1 3 1 0.750       3 0 0.600 2 1 0.667   0.613
20 4 7 Notre Dame ACC 12 2 2 2 0.500 2 0 1.000 3 2 0.600 3 2 0.600   0.600
21 5 7 Clemson ACC 11 3 6 1 0.857 1 1 0.500 4 2 0.667 2 2 0.500 1 0.593
22 5 8 Louisville ACC 12 3 4 1 0.800 0 2 0.000 4 2 0.667 1 3 0.250   0.570
23 5 8 Arizona Pac12 15 2 3 2 0.600 2 0 1.000 6 2 0.750 0 2 0.000   0.565
24 5 8 West Virginia Big 12 11 2 2 1 0.500 1 1 0.500 3 2 0.600 2 1 0.667   0.563
25 5 8 Florida SEC 11 3 3 3 0.500 2 0 1.000 7 3 0.700 1 3 0.250   0.560
26 6 9 Middle Tenn CUSA 11 3 3 3 0.500       6 1 0.857 1 0 0.500   0.557
27 6 9 SMU AAC 13 3 3 3 0.500 1 0 1.000 2 3 0.400 2 1 0.667   0.553
28 6 9 Pittsburgh ACC 12 3 4 1 0.800 1 1 0.500 3 2 0.600 2 2 0.500 1 0.550
29 6 9 Purdue B1G 13 3 2 2 0.500 1 1 0.500 5 1 0.833 1 3 0.250   0.550
30 6 10 Cincinnati AAC 12 2 4 2 0.667 1 0 1.000 3 2 0.600 0 2 0.000   0.547
31 7 10 UCF AAC 11 3 3 2 0.600 1 0 1.000 3 2 0.600 1 1 0.500 1 0.520
32 7 10 South Carolina SEC 10 3 3 2 0.600 1 0 1.000 3 2 0.600 0 2 0.000   0.520
33 7 10 Northwestern B1G 12 3 4 2 0.667 1 1 0.500 2 2 0.400 1 2 0.333   0.503
34 7 11 Dayton A-10 9 3 3 3 0.500 1 0 1.000 4 2 0.667 0 1 0.000   0.500
35 7 11 Colorado Pac 12 9 5 2 1 0.500       3 3 0.500 1 0 0.500   0.450
36 8 11 UT-Arlington SUN 10 3 2 3 0.400       5 3 0.625 1 1 0.500   0.448
37 8 11 TCU Big 12 12 2 4 1 0.800 0 1 0.000 2 1 0.400 0 2 0.000   0.440
38 8 12 Wisconsin B1G 12 2 3 2 0.600       4 2 0.667 0 2 0.000   0.440
39 8 12 Arkansas SEC 11 2 2 1 0.500 1 1 0.500 2 1 0.400 1 2 0.333   0.437
40 8 12 VCU A-10 12 3 3 2 0.600       6 2 0.750 1 2 0.333 1 0.432
41 9 12 Temple AAC 9 7 4 1 0.800 0 3 0.000 4 4 0.500 1 3 0.250 1 0.420
42 9   Miami (Fla.) ACC 11 3 2 2 0.500 1 0 1.000 2 3 0.400 1 1 0.500 1 0.420
43 9   Seton Hall BigEast 10 3 2 2 0.500 0 1 0.000 5 3 0.625 0 2 0.000   0.388
44 9   Michigan State B1G 11 5 2 5 0.286 2 0 1.000 3 4 0.429 1 4 0.200   0.383
45 9   Illinois B1G 10 4 2 3 0.400 0 1 0.000 2 2 0.400 2 2 0.500   0.380
46 10   Michigan B1G 11 4 2 3 0.400       2 3 0.400 1 1 0.500   0.380
47 10   Oklahoma St Big 12 8 4 2 2 0.500 0 1 0.000 4 3 0.571 0 2 0.000   0.371
48 10   NC State ACC 12 3 2 2 0.500 1 1 0.500 2 3 0.400 0 2 0.000   0.370
49 10   Valparaiso HOR 10 3 2 2 0.500       4 2 0.667 1 2 0.333 1 0.367
50 10   Georgia SEC 9 4 2 3 0.400 1 1 0.500 3 3 0.500 0 2 0.000   0.360
51 11   UNC-Wilm CAA 12 2 1 2 0.250       8 2 0.800 0 2 0.000   0.340
52 11   Arkansas State SUN 10 4 2 3 0.400       5 4 0.556 0 2 0.000   0.327
53 11   Charleston CAA 11 4 2 4 0.333       5 3 0.625 0 2 0.000   0.321
54 11   Massachusetts A-10 10 5 1 3 0.250       2 3 0.400 1 0 0.500   0.320
55 11   Oakland HOR 10 3 1 3 0.250       2 2 0.400 1 1 0.500   0.320
56 12   LSU SEC 9 4 3 3 0.500       2 3 0.400 0 2 0.000   0.320
57 12   Houston AAC 11 3 1 1 0.250       4 2 0.667 1 1 0.500 1 0.300
58 12   New Mexico St WAC 12 2 2 0 0.500       4 2 0.667 0 0 0.000 1 0.300
59 12   Wichita State MVC 11 3 1 3 0.250       4 2 0.667 0 2 0.000   0.300
60 12   Vanderbilt SEC 8 6 2 5 0.286 1 0 1.000 2 5 0.286 0 4 0.000   0.300

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