Pre-tourney Cumulative Connections NCAA Basketball Rankings

*’Votes’ are distributed by margin of victory (explanation here).

*After the tournament I will assess how well this ranking method did compared to other computer ranking methods (KenPom, ESPN-BPI, Jeff Sargrin) as well as rankings from people (AP Poll, Coaches Poll, Selection Committee Seeds).

Rank Team Score  Wins Losses
1 Louisville -0.013816 227 29 5
2 Pittsburgh -0.01185 317 24 8
3 Florida -0.011756 163 26 7
4 Duke -0.010573 181 27 5
5 Syracuse -0.010519 314 26 9
6 VA Commonwealth -0.010106 232 26 8
7 Indiana -0.0099598 182 27 6
8 St Louis -0.0092365 48 27 6
9 Michigan -0.0081317 305 25 7
10 Georgetown -0.0080252 307 25 6
11 Ohio St -0.0078358 296 26 7
12 Kansas -0.0076467 334 29 5
13 Cincinnati -0.0075826 253 22 11
14 Missouri -0.0072365 27 23 10
15 Miami FL -0.0071618 35 27 6
16 Notre Dame -0.0071495 336 25 9
17 Wisconsin -0.0071166 74 23 11
18 Marquette -0.0070003 268 23 8
19 Butler -0.006671 30 25 8
20 Kentucky -0.0066154 203 21 11
21 Minnesota -0.0065833 139 20 12
22 NC State -0.0062798 205 24 10
23 Michigan St -0.0062244 346 24 8
24 Temple -0.006122 14 23 9
25 Creighton -0.0060721 82 27 7
26 Connecticut -0.0060222 256 20 10
27 La Salle -0.0058817 262 21 9
28 Mississippi -0.0056244 285 26 8
29 Arizona -0.0055637 325 25 7
30 Gonzaga -0.0054574 191 30 2
31 Virginia -0.0054314 70 21 11
32 Villanova -0.005364 92 19 13
33 Dayton -0.0053557 40 17 14
34 Illinois -0.0050862 177 21 12
35 North Carolina -0.0050414 312 23 10
36 Providence -0.0050351 275 17 14
37 Oklahoma St -0.004976 156 24 8
38 Iowa -0.0047045 142 21 12
39 Xavier -0.0046555 155 17 14
40 Memphis -0.0045799 217 30 4
41 Maryland -0.0044931 99 22 12
42 Tennessee -0.0044084 318 20 12
43 Wichita St -0.0042847 341 26 8
44 Oregon -0.0042266 266 26 8
45 UCLA -0.0040737 304 25 9
46 St Joseph’s PA -0.0040398 151 18 13
47 Alabama -0.0039824 201 20 12
48 Baylor -0.0037408 114 17 14
49 Arkansas -0.0037348 68 19 13
50 Colorado St -0.0037046 259 23 8
51 Massachusetts -0.0036867 343 21 11
52 Purdue -0.0036248 162 15 17
53 Colorado -0.0035773 327 21 11
54 Ohio -0.0034879 303 24 9
55 Akron -0.0034605 179 25 6
56 St Mary’s CA -0.0034272 17 26 6
57 Belmont -0.0033988 115 24 6
58 New Mexico -0.00339 289 29 5
59 Iowa St -0.0033861 15 22 11
60 Stanford -0.0033667 323 18 14
61 Illinois St -0.0033165 309 18 15
62 Kansas St -0.0032559 204 26 7
63 UNLV -0.0032442 225 24 9
64 Richmond -0.003201 148 18 14
65 Georgia Tech -0.0031847 134 16 15
66 St John’s -0.0031244 96 16 15
67 San Diego St -0.0030019 54 20 10
68 Middle Tenn St -0.0028903 127 28 5
69 Washington -0.0028496 46 18 15
70 Bucknell -0.0028349 161 27 5
71 California -0.0027333 141 20 11
72 Southern Miss -0.0026613 333 23 9
73 Oklahoma -0.0025811 80 20 11
74 Rutgers -0.0022533 84 15 16
75 Seton Hall -0.0022341 72 15 18
76 Santa Clara -0.0022237 193 19 11
77 Arizona St -0.0021925 4 21 12
78 Boise St -0.002102 42 19 10
79 Clemson -0.0021 187 13 18
80 Florida St -0.0019938 254 18 15
81 Northern Iowa -0.0019401 250 17 14
82 Davidson -0.0019337 44 25 7
83 Georgia -0.0019301 292 15 17
84 LSU -0.0019262 213 19 12
85 BYU -0.0019009 330 20 11
86 G Washington -0.0017902 29 13 17
87 Texas -0.0017598 20 16 16
88 Valparaiso -0.0017593 209 25 7
89 Detroit -0.0017567 126 18 12
90 Denver -0.0017317 41 21 9
91 Boston College -0.0016863 5 16 17
92 N Dakota St -0.0016143 78 22 9
93 Vanderbilt -0.001604 33 16 17
94 Texas A&M -0.001596 274 18 15
95 Washington St -0.0015242 240 13 19
96 USC -0.0014707 324 14 18
97 Lehigh -0.0014275 295 20 9
98 Northwestern -0.0014231 315 13 19
99 Oregon St -0.00142 165 14 18
100 Stony Brook -0.0013576 215 23 7
101 Charlotte -0.0013568 50 21 11
102 Indiana St -0.0013479 150 17 14
103 Wake Forest -0.0013028 56 13 18
104 Iona -0.0013023 63 20 13
105 St Bonaventure -0.0012923 287 14 15
106 Wyoming -0.0011955 280 17 13
107 Evansville -0.0011027 129 17 14
108 Utah -0.0010633 311 13 18
109 South Florida -0.0010594 43 12 19
110 UTEP -0.00092986 25 18 14
111 New Mexico St -0.00092836 168 23 10
112 Virginia Tech -0.00085325 258 13 19
113 Louisiana Tech -0.00082598 238 25 6
114 SF Austin -0.0007971 170 23 4
115 Drake -0.00075857 244 14 17
116 Utah St -0.00075735 331 20 10
117 Harvard -0.00069956 8 18 9
118 Nebraska -0.00064476 313 15 18
119 West Virginia -0.0006401 223 13 19
120 Murray St -0.00061796 91 19 10
121 Weber St -0.00061791 169 24 6
122 Canisius -0.00056019 316 18 13
123 UCF -0.0005517 101 18 11
124 San Francisco -0.00042196 174 13 16
125 Princeton -0.00041107 249 16 11
126 Bradley -0.00032529 6 16 16
127 Air Force -0.00027633 106 15 13
128 George Mason -0.00026406 278 18 14
129 Fresno St -0.00023446 81 9 19
130 Pacific -0.00023275 116 20 12
131 WI Green Bay -0.00022062 192 17 15
132 DePaul -0.00017386 77 11 21
133 FL Gulf Coast -0.00010325 65 22 10
134 UC Irvine -7.4334e-05 89 18 15
135 Tulane -6.9436e-05 10 18 14
136 Kent -6.6e-05 86 19 13
137 E Kentucky -2.0843e-05 342 22 9
138 Loyola MD -5.3564e-06 260 21 11
139 Wright St 0.00023371 265 20 12
140 Nevada 0.00024788 62 11 19
141 Cal Poly SLO 0.0002821 57 16 13
142 Penn St 0.00030802 251 10 21
143 UAB 0.00031211 53 15 17
144 IL Chicago 0.00031511 159 16 15
145 Arkansas St 0.00033496 105 18 12
146 Montana 0.00035008 255 23 6
147 Robert Morris 0.00036069 226 23 10
148 Hawaii 0.000365 294 16 14
149 UT Arlington 0.00037808 320 19 13
150 W Illinois 0.00039493 202 20 8
151 Mercer 0.00039614 117 21 11
152 S Dakota St 0.00044852 282 22 9
153 S Illinois 0.0004944 104 13 17
154 East Carolina 0.00049737 326 14 12
155 Col Charleston 0.00051015 16 24 9
156 CS Fullerton 0.00067057 145 12 18
157 Boston Univ 0.0007394 270 17 12
158 W Kentucky 0.00074218 214 19 15
159 Idaho 0.0007446 184 11 18
160 Northwestern LA 0.00074605 36 19 8
161 Houston 0.00075163 58 18 12
162 Auburn 0.00076716 239 9 23
163 Fairfield 0.00077392 113 19 15
164 NC Central 0.00080319 2 19 9
165 Niagara 0.00080934 32 19 13
166 Delaware 0.00084063 23 19 14
167 Albany NY 0.0008516 189 24 10
168 Santa Barbara 0.00085399 269 9 20
169 CS Northridge 0.00089461 152 12 17
170 San Diego 0.00092166 11 14 18
171 Columbia 0.00092827 298 10 16
172 Loyola-Chicago 0.00095354 73 14 16
173 Oral Roberts 0.00097178 196 17 14
174 UC Davis 0.00097766 235 14 17
175 Youngstown St 0.00098169 322 14 15
176 W Michigan 0.0010325 231 19 12
177 Long Beach St 0.0010385 264 17 13
178 Seattle 0.0010436 125 7 22
179 UNC Asheville 0.0010485 93 13 16
180 Florida Intl 0.0010998 131 18 14
181 Southern Univ 0.0011235 137 20 9
182 Drexel 0.0011282 229 13 18
183 Northeastern 0.0011975 236 20 12
184 Vermont 0.0012245 121 21 11
185 Tulsa 0.0012293 37 16 15
186 SC Upstate 0.0012339 24 14 17
187 North Texas 0.0012545 328 11 19
188 Loy Marymount 0.0012742 79 10 22
189 Pepperdine 0.0013092 221 11 18
190 South Alabama 0.0013213 248 16 12
191 Rider 0.0013287 34 18 14
192 SMU 0.0013332 122 14 17
193 CS Sacramento 0.001384 194 12 15
194 Texas Tech 0.0013843 75 11 20
195 Gardner Webb 0.0014088 246 18 12
196 Charleston So 0.0014509 180 16 12
197 Georgia St 0.0014824 276 14 16
198 N Colorado 0.0015015 173 11 18
199 Elon 0.0015629 160 19 11
200 Coastal Car 0.0015716 308 11 15
201 Toledo 0.0015858 171 15 13
202 South Carolina 0.0015899 335 14 18
203 ULL 0.0016052 172 12 20
204 James Madison 0.0016423 206 20 14
205 Army 0.0016803 128 15 15
206 Portland St 0.0016988 247 6 20
207 TX Southern 0.0017405 158 17 14
208 Montana St 0.0017844 61 11 17
209 Bowling Green 0.0017955 38 11 19
210 Ark Little Rock 0.0017997 200 16 15
211 Oakland 0.0018139 49 14 16
212 San Jose St 0.0018636 1 8 20
213 Bryant 0.0018871 13 19 11
214 Wagner 0.0019233 272 19 12
215 Jacksonville St 0.0019238 88 15 11
216 UT San Antonio 0.0019239 3 10 22
217 Rhode Island 0.0019273 243 8 21
218 Sam Houston St 0.0019891 344 14 17
219 Texas St 0.0020379 283 11 22
220 Towson 0.002053 124 17 13
221 E Washington 0.0020531 64 10 21
222 North Dakota 0.0020924 212 14 16
223 Long Island 0.0021686 154 20 13
224 South Dakota 0.0021732 94 8 20
225 Missouri St 0.0022209 60 9 22
226 CS Bakersfield 0.0022427 97 10 16
227 William & Mary 0.0022664 211 12 17
228 Buffalo 0.0022666 233 12 20
229 Manhattan 0.0022891 108 14 18
230 Tennessee St 0.0022996 133 16 14
231 Morehead St 0.0023582 83 13 18
232 TCU 0.0023763 195 10 21
233 Portland 0.0023771 299 9 21
234 High Point 0.0023985 245 15 13
235 Southern Utah 0.0024021 157 9 20
236 Hartford 0.0025236 149 17 13
237 NJIT 0.0025731 153 12 13
238 Cent Arkansas 0.00261 279 11 17
239 N Kentucky 0.0026103 135 11 16
240 IPFW 0.0026215 19 14 17
241 Marist 0.0026349 198 10 21
242 Marshall 0.002639 176 12 19
243 SE Missouri St 0.0026484 310 15 16
244 Quinnipiac 0.0026921 263 15 16
245 Troy 0.0027095 132 12 21
246 North Florida 0.00279 257 12 19
247 W Carolina 0.0028063 164 12 19
248 McNeese St 0.0029158 319 11 17
249 Northern Arizona 0.002922 301 11 21
250 C Michigan 0.0029519 9 10 20
251 Savannah St 0.0029618 220 17 14
252 Central Conn 0.0029669 107 13 17
253 Yale 0.0030028 147 12 17
254 FL Atlantic 0.0030238 340 13 18
255 Stetson 0.0030645 273 14 16
256 Holy Cross 0.0030903 293 12 18
257 Lafayette 0.0031078 52 18 15
258 Utah Valley 0.0031624 190 10 18
259 St Francis NY 0.003204 237 12 18
260 TAM C. Christi 0.003212 66 5 23
261 SE Louisiana 0.0032369 338 11 18
262 ULM 0.0032713 136 4 23
263 New Hampshire 0.0032756 207 8 20
264 Nicholls St 0.003277 337 9 21
265 Lipscomb 0.0032878 261 11 18
266 Morgan St 0.0032951 39 17 15
267 Wofford 0.0033045 167 12 19
268 Mt St Mary’s 0.0033685 21 18 14
269 Cleveland St 0.0033774 197 11 18
270 Idaho St 0.0033949 138 5 24
271 St Peter’s 0.0034247 216 9 21
272 Appalachian St 0.0035256 234 13 16
273 E Michigan 0.003606 76 13 18
274 Jackson St 0.0036132 329 11 18
275 Miami OH 0.0036171 347 8 22
276 Brown 0.0036541 241 12 15
277 Chattanooga 0.0036709 47 11 19
278 Norfolk St 0.0036786 302 21 11
279 Old Dominion 0.0037002 69 5 25
280 Ball St 0.0037297 22 14 15
281 Winthrop 0.0037756 100 11 17
282 Cornell 0.003821 175 12 18
283 UNC Greensboro 0.0038749 345 7 22
284 Mississippi St 0.0039198 146 10 22
285 UC Riverside 0.0039591 332 4 24
286 Tennessee Tech 0.0039844 208 10 17
287 Jacksonville 0.0039915 242 12 18
288 Edwardsville 0.0041157 7 7 18
289 NC A&T 0.0041204 306 18 16
290 Penn 0.0041415 224 9 22
291 Campbell 0.0042271 271 11 19
292 Ga Southern 0.0042277 45 12 19
293 Dartmouth 0.0042572 339 8 19
294 VMI 0.0044634 166 11 17
295 Samford 0.0044641 290 10 21
296 Prairie View 0.0045469 28 12 19
297 American Univ 0.0045479 188 10 20
298 IUPUI 0.00455 199 4 26
299 Maine 0.0045721 218 10 19
300 Ark Pine Bluff 0.0046265 90 16 14
301 E Illinois 0.0046309 26 11 20
302 NE Omaha 0.0046584 123 10 19
303 Navy 0.0046754 67 7 23
304 Houston Bap 0.004703 210 11 17
305 WI Milwaukee 0.0047219 119 6 24
306 TX Pan American 0.0047312 277 12 16
307 Duquesne 0.0047648 130 8 22
308 Siena 0.0047727 219 8 24
309 Chicago St 0.004888 95 7 21
310 Radford 0.0049449 71 10 19
311 UNC Wilmington 0.0049608 284 9 20
312 Colgate 0.004994 85 11 21
313 Hampton 0.00507 286 14 17
314 Missouri KC 0.0052072 12 7 24
315 Alabama A&M 0.0052212 267 9 20
316 ETSU 0.0052788 140 9 22
317 Liberty 0.0053335 185 12 20
318 MD Baltimore Co 0.0053584 87 7 23
319 Austin Peay 0.0054511 144 6 23
320 Rice 0.0055176 143 4 25
321 Sacred Heart 0.0056195 59 9 20
322 Bethune-Cookman 0.0056663 98 12 20
323 N Illinois 0.005696 109 4 25
324 Delaware St 0.0057058 55 13 18
325 Alcorn St 0.0057289 228 9 23
326 Alabama St 0.0057344 110 9 22
327 Kennesaw 0.0058663 230 3 27
328 New Orleans 0.0058974 300 4 18
329 MS Valley St 0.006037 118 5 23
330 Fordham 0.0060461 51 7 24
331 Hofstra 0.0061103 31 6 25
332 TN Martin 0.0061376 288 7 21
333 Lamar 0.0062905 281 3 28
334 Coppin St 0.0065157 186 7 24
335 Furman 0.0067593 112 5 24
336 Citadel 0.0068784 321 6 22
337 Monmouth NJ 0.0069396 222 10 21
338 St Francis PA 0.0069906 103 5 24
339 Florida A&M 0.0071798 102 6 23
340 Binghamton 0.0073669 297 2 27
341 Presbyterian 0.0076685 252 5 24
342 S Carolina St 0.0077939 120 4 24
343 F Dickinson 0.0079597 18 7 24
344 Howard 0.0080143 111 6 23
345 MD E Shore 0.0087823 183 2 26
346 Longwood 0.0089002 178 6 25
347 Grambling 0.0099113 291 0 28

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