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Ohio State is No. 1 in the first NCAA NET college basketball rankings

The first NET ranking of the season is here, and with it comes the first No. 1 team in the…

The first NET ranking of the season is here, and with it comes the first No. 1 team in the history of the new ranking system – Ohio State.

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The NET ranking is a new development this season, which meant replacing RPI as the primary tool that NCAA Division I man’s basketball committee will use to evaluate Division I teams. The formula for the ranking takes a handful of factors, such as the location and margin of victory for the game, as well as the offensive and defensive effectiveness of each team.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at it First Top 25:

RANK SCHOOL CONFERENCE RECORD WAY NEUTRAL HOME NOT DIFFERENT IN
1 Ohio St. Big Ten 6-0 2-0 0-0 4-0 0-0
2 Virginia ACC ACC 6-0 0-0 3-0 3-0 0-0
3 Texas Tech Big 12 6-0 0-0 -0 2-0 4-0 0-0
4 Michigan Big Ten 6-0 1-0 1-0 ] 2- 0 [19659017] 3-0 [19659017] 0-0 [19659024] 5 [19659017] Gonzaga [19659017] WCC [19659017] 6-0 [19659017] 0-0 [19659017] 3-0 [19659017] 3-0 -0 [19659017] 0-0 [19659024] 6 [19659017] Duke [19659017] ACC [19659017] 5-1 [19659017] 0-0 [19659017] 3-1 [19659017] 2-0 [19659017] 0-0
7 Michigan St. Big Ten 5-1 0-0 2-1 3-0 0-0 Wisconsin Big Ten 5-1 1-0 2-1 2-0 0-0
9 Virginia Tech ACC 5-0 0 -0 3-0 2-0 0-0
10 Loyola Marymount WCC [19659017] 7-0 1-0 2- 0 3-0 1-0
11 Kansas Big 12 5-0 5-0 ] 0-0

3- 0 [19659017] 2-0 [19659017] 0-0 [19659024] 12 [19659017] Belmont [19659017] OVC [19659017] 5-0 [19659017] 2-0 [19659017] 0 -0 [19659017] 2-0 [19659017] 1-0 [19659017] 13 [19659017] Nevada [19659017] MWC [19659017] 6-0 [19659017] 0-0 [19659017] 2-0 [19659017] 4-0

0-0 0-0 14 Nebraska Big Ten 5-1 0-0 1-1 4-0 0-0 [19659017] 15 Iowa ] Big Ten [19659017] 5-0 0-0 2-0 3-0 0-0 [19659024] 16 [19659017] Auburn [19659017] SEK [19659017] 5-1 [19659017] 0-0 [19659017] 2-1 [19659017] 2-0 [19659017] 1-0 [19659024] 17 [19659017] Maryland Big Ten 6-0 1-0 0-0 -0 5-0 0-0
18 Houston AAC 4-0 1-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 19 Notre Dame ACC 5-1 [19659017] 0-0 0-0 5-1 0-0 [19659017] 0-1 0-1 0-0 ] 2-1 3-0 19659017] 0-0 21 North Carolina ACC 6-1 2-0 1-1 3-0 0-0 0-0 ] 22 Radford Big South 4-1 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-0 -0 [19659024] 23

Pittsburgh [19659017] ACC [19659017] 6-0 [19659017] 0-0 [19659017] 1-0 [19659017] 5-0 [19659017] 0-0 [19659024] 24 [19659017] Kansas St.

Big 12 6-0 0-0 3-0 3-0 0-0 [1 1-0 1-0 19659017] 3-0 1-0

You will see a lot of differences between this ranking and the AP Top 25. For example, AP No. 1 Gonzaga at No. 5 here and AP No. 2 Kansas is at No. 11.

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These differences are quite understandable, because ranking systems take a completely different attitude. The AP ranking is made up of the individual voices of 65 sports writers and broadcasters.

However, the NET ranking is based entirely on statistics and is a representation of how well a team has played to this point. It takes no predicted trends or results into consideration.

With a better idea of ​​what the ranking means, let’s take a look at the larger image.

The Big Ten dominates the first NET ranking with eight teams in the top 25. Close behind is ACC, with six, then Big 12 and West Coast with three each.

To get a better idea of ​​how each conference performed, we looked at the average NET ranking of each team at all 32 conferences. Again, Big Ten came out on top, with an average NET ranking of 37.1. How to view all 32 conference stacks:

Conference Average Rating Create Top Grade (Rank)
Big Ten 37.14 14 Ohio State (1) ] 62.27 15 Virginia (2)
Big 12 65.7 10 Texas Tech (3)
Big East 70.2

10 [19659017] St. John’s (29)

SEC 85.64 14 Auburn (16)
Pac-12 98.67 12 Arizona. (28)
WCC 111.2 10 Gonzaga (5)
AAC 123.5 12 Houston (18)
MAC 140.08 [19659017] 12 Buffalo (30)
SoCon 144.2 10 Furman (48)
MWC 159.27 11 Nevada (13) ] Atlantic 10 170.57 14 Duquesne (40)
MVC 173 10 Bradley (87)
C-USA 175.57 14 North Texas 54]
Horizon 177.4 10 UIC (73)
CAA 185.7 10 Delaware (111)
Sun Belt 193 [19659017] 12 [19659017] Ga. Southern (26)
Big Sky 205.36 11 Montana (52)
Ivy League 205.38 8 Harvard (124)
ASUN ] 9 9 9 Lipscomb (50)
Big South 219.73 11 Radford (22)
Big West 221.33 9 -Irvine (102)
Patriot 225.5 10 Sacred Cross (109)
Summit League 228.11 9 South Dakota St. (159)
233.89 9 Seattle U (153)
NEC 254.5 10 19659017] Central Conn. St. (150)
America East 255.67 9 Stony Brook (152)
Southland 257.69 13 Abilene Christian)
MAAC 274.64 11 Rider (118)
MEAC 300.5 12 Florida A & M (211) [1965902] 4] SWAC 306.2 10 Texas Southern (234)

There are some other interesting takeaways from watching conference:

  • Villanova is in third place in the Big East, behind St John’s and Creighton. Wild cats have won the regular season or tournament championship every year since the 2013-14 season. Neither St John’s or Creighton have won since the 1999-2000 season, when Red Storm took the tournament title.
  • Abilene Christian is miles ahead in Southland at the moment. The wild cats are 6-0 in the season, with two road wins and two neutral wins, land them at No. 55 in NET rankings. The other 12 teams in Southland have an average ranking of 274.6.
  • The West Coast Conference looks a bit of a throwback to Hank Gather and Bo Kimble. Behind No. 5 is Gonzaga No. 10 Loyola Marymount. The Lions are one of three teams unscathed by at least seven matches (the other two are Furman and North Texas), and have a gain and two neutral wins so far. But they have the biggest test of the season coming up in a UCLA roadmap on December 2.
  • The Big Ten has four teams in the top 10 of the NET ratings – Ohio State (1), Michigan (4), Michigan State (7), Wisconsin (8). ACC has three – Virginia (2), Duke (6), Virginia Tech (9). If these teams continue production, it will make some extremely tight conference sessions.

Of course, these rankings will see a lot of changes as we get deeper into the season. And the closer we come to March, the more importance is the NET ratings. They will be far from the only factor coming out on Sunday Sunday, but if you want a good idea of ​​where your team stands, keep your eye on NET.

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