From Gonzaga To Norfolk: Power Rating The Tournament Teams

Between the multiple jobs this year, including a high school sprint through basketball season, along with the Covid unknowns, I did not do my weekly college basketball power ratings this year.

Well, I felt like doing them for the tournament. I guess I just got the itch while doing some brackets. So, here are my power ratings for all 68 teams in the field.

Remember, these are spread ratings, so the lower the number the better. For example, Gonzaga at 0 is the baseline. They would be a 9.1-point favorite over Kansas, for example. Illinois would be a 5.9-point favorite on Kansas. I also included a column for where each team was seeded, if you want to see who my ratings have as over or under seeded.

Photo Courtesy: USA Today
TopSeedRTG
1Gonzaga Zags10.0
2Illinois Illini13.2
3Baylor Bears13.7
4Houston Cougars25.0
5Iowa Hawkeyes25.1
6Michigan Wolverines15.2
7Alabama Crimson Tide26.9
8Ohio State Buckeyes27.9
9Kansas Jayhawks39.1
10Florida St. Seminoles49.1
11Creighton Jayhawks59.3
12North Carolina Tar Heels89.4
13Texas Tech Raiders69.4
14Virginia Cavaliers49.4
15Villanova Wildcats59.6
16Arkansas Razorbacks39.6
17Wisconsin Badgers99.7
18Purdue Boilermakers49.7
19Connecticut Huskies79.9
20Texas Longhorns39.9
21Tennessee Volunteers59.9
22West Virginia Mountaineers310.1
23USC Trojans610.4
24Colorado Buffalos510.7
25LSU Tigers810.9
26San Diego St. Aztecs611.0
27Loyola Chicago Ramblers811.1
28Oklahoma St. Cowboys411.3
29BYU Cougars611.4
30Georgia Tech Jackets911.9
31Oregon Ducks712.1
32St. Bonaventure Bonnies912.4
33Rutgers Scarlet Knights1012.6
34Maryland Terrapins1012.6
35Oklahoma Sooners812.7
36Utah St. Aggies1113.1
37Syracuse Orange1113.2
38Florida Seminoles713.6
39Clemson Tigers713.8
40Michigan St. Spartans1113.8
41Virginia Tech Hokies1014.2
42Georgetown Hoyas1214.2
43UCLA Bruins1114.5
44Missouri Tigers914.7
45VCU Rams1014.8
46Wichita St. Shockers1116.9
47Oregon St. Beavers1217.1
48Colgate Raiders1417.3
49Drake Bulldogs1117.6
50North Texas Mean Green1318.0
51UCSB Gauchos1218.2
52Abilene Christian Wildcats1418.2
53Ohio Bobcats1318.6
54Winthrop Eagles1218.7
55UNC-Greensboro Spartans1318.8
56Liberty Flames1320.0
57E. Washington Eagles1420.1
58Grand Canyon Antelopes1520.3
59Morehead St. Eagles1422.3
60Oral Roberts Golden Eagles1523.6
61Drexel Dragons1624.1
62Iona Gaels1525.2
63Appalachian St. Mountaineers1625.8
64Cleveland St. Vikings1526.0
65Hartford Hawks1626.5
66Mt. St. Mary’s Mountaineers1628.3
67Texas Southern Tigers1628.4
68Norfolk St Spartans1628.6

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