For the past few years, one of the tools I've used to help me determine how I seed teams is a ranking tool/index I've designed.  Sure it has flaws, and no I don't follow it completely - but it's similar to the RPI - it's simply another tool to help figure it all out.  Please note that only teams under consideration for the tournament are included, and only D1 records are shown and used.  I won't reveal my formula although I will tell you it is a weighted system and does NOT take into account any human polls, so this is merely for your viewing and arguing pleasure. I will update this daily starting in mid January.

Last updated 03/12/2017 05:24:48 AM

# Team W   L BWRI
1 Villanova 31 - 3 3.13860
2 North Carolina 26 - 7 2.78798
3 Kansas 28 - 4 2.75551
4 Butler 23 - 8 2.57065
5 Duke 27 - 8 2.54826
6 Kentucky 28 - 5 2.52471
7 Florida State 25 - 8 2.49999
8 Baylor 24 - 7 2.44407
9 Arizona 30 - 4 2.41272
10 Gonzaga 32 - 1 2.35024
11 Florida 24 - 8 2.27823
12 Oregon 28 - 5 2.22216
13 Louisville 24 - 8 2.18138
14 Virginia 22 - 10 1.98708
15 Minnesota 24 - 9 1.95970
16 Dayton 23 - 7 1.84024
17 Notre Dame 25 - 9 1.84001
18 UCLA 29 - 4 1.82364
19 Maryland 23 - 8 1.78923
20 Purdue 25 - 7 1.75414
21 Iowa State 23 - 10 1.73806
22 West Virginia 26 - 8 1.62108
23 Cincinnati 29 - 4 1.57939
24 Arkansas 25 - 8 1.55949
25 Saint Mary's 28 - 4 1.52766
26 Creighton 24 - 9 1.52402
27 South Carolina 21 - 10 1.51826
28 Michigan 23 - 11 1.50414
29 Wisconsin 25 - 8 1.49297
30 SMU 29 - 4 1.38453
31 Michigan State 19 - 14 1.34734
32 Vanderbilt 19 - 15 1.34299
33 VCU 26 - 7 1.33987
34 Marquette 19 - 12 1.29113
35 Mid Tennessee State 29 - 4 1.20641
36 Virginia Tech 22 - 10 1.18922
37 Xavier 21 - 13 1.18785
38 Illinois 17 - 14 1.18180
39 Nevada 28 - 6 1.17895
40 Northwestern 23 - 11 1.14482
41 Wake Forest 19 - 13 1.14100
42 UNC-Wilmington 27 - 5 1.13111
43 Rhode Island 23 - 9 1.12474
44 Seton Hall 21 - 11 1.06101
45 Wichita State 29 - 4 1.03845
46 Oklahoma State 19 - 12 1.01874
47 Miami, Fla 21 - 11 0.96241
48 Providence 20 - 12 0.91009
49 Iowa 18 - 14 0.90748
50 USC 24 - 9 0.89128
51 California 21 - 12 0.88783
52 Syracuse 18 - 14 0.83915
53 Clemson 17 - 15 0.79672
54 Georgia 18 - 14 0.77969
55 Indiana 18 - 15 0.73374
56 Kansas State 20 - 13 0.71851
57 Tennessee 15 - 16 0.70808
58 Illinois State 26 - 6 0.67028
59 Alabama 19 - 14 0.65614
60 Ohio State 17 - 15 0.65470
61 Houston 21 - 10 0.64622
62 Bucknell 26 - 8 0.64448
63 Vermont 28 - 5 0.64091
64 Ole Miss 20 - 13 0.54354
65 East Tennessee St 25 - 7 0.53129
66 Pittsburgh 16 - 17 0.52505
67 Princeton 21 - 6 0.51790
68 Winthrop 24 - 6 0.49685
69 Georgia Tech 16 - 15 0.47744
70 FGCU 23 - 7 0.47707
71 TCU 17 - 15 0.44809
72 New Mexico State 25 - 5 0.42943
73 Texas Southern 23 - 11 0.14283
74 Iona 22 - 12 -0.07931
75 Northern Kentucky 22 - 10 -0.37743
76 North Dakota 19 - 9 -0.39996
77 NC Central 22 - 8 -0.42913
78 Mount Saint Mary's 19 - 15 -0.48729
79 Kent State 22 - 13 -0.55626
80 New Orleans 17 - 11 -0.56610
81 Troy 19 - 14 -0.76675
82 South Dakota State 16 - 16 -0.88125
83 UC Davis 20 - 12 -0.96097
84 Jacksonville State 18 - 14 -1.24312