College Basketball Conference Ranking: RPI, KenPom, Sagarin

    
January 3rd, 2012

 

With the new year upon us and conference play starting in earnest, it seemed like a fitting time to check on how the computers rank the conferences so far. The computers all agree on one thing: the Big Ten is by far the most dominant league in the country. After that, there are subtle disagreements down the line. It is noteworthy that the Mountain West is ahead of 3 traditional power conferences, while the Pac 12 barely comes in ahead of the MVC and A10.

 

The overall ranking is based on an average of three rankings: the RPI, KenPom.com's ratings, and the Sagarin rating from USA Today.

 

Rank Conference RPI KenPom Sagarin Avg
1 Big Ten 1 1 1 1.0
2 Big 12 3 2 2 2.3
3 Big East 2 3 3 2.7
4 Mountain West 4 6 4 4.7
5 SEC 6 4 5 5.0
6 ACC 5 5 6 5.3
7 Pac 12 9 7 7 7.7
8 Missouri Valley 7 9 8 8.0
9 Atlantic 10 8 8 9 8.3
10 CUSA 11 10 10 10.3
11 WCC 10 11 11 10.7
12 Horizon 12 13 13 12.7
13 WAC 18 12 12 14.0
14 MAC 14 15 14 14.3
15 Summit 13 17 15 15.0
16 Colonial 20 14 16 16.7
17 Ivy 17 16 19 17.3
18 Sun Belt 15 20 17 17.3
19 Atlantic Sun 19 18 18 18.3
20 MAAC 16 19 21 18.7
21 Big West 21 21 20 20.7
22t Patriot 23 22 26 23.7
22t Southern 22 24 25 23.7
24t Ohio Valley 24 25 24 24.3
24t Big South 27 23 23 24.3
26 Big Sky 28 26 22 25.3
27 Southland 25 28 27 26.7
28 Northeast 26 27 28 27.0
29t America East 31 29 29 29.7
29t MEAC 29 30 30 29.7
31t Independent 32 31 31 31.3
31t SWAC 30 32 32 31.3

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