Ken Pomeroy’s Top 25 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Rankings (2/14/2017)…

The rankings below are the current top 25 teams in NCAA Division-I college basketball according to Ken Pomeroy. Who exactly is Ken Pomeroy and what does he do? Read on below to find out as I explain exactly what makes his website one of the most essential tools for evaluating college basketball programs.

  1. Gonzaga (26-0) | AdjEM: +34.43
  2. Virginia (18-6) | AdjEM: +30.50
  3. Villanova (25-2) | AdjEM: +29.43
  4. West Virginia (20-6) | AdjEM: +28.88
  5. Louisville (21-5) |AdjEM: +28.56
  6. Florida (20-5) | AdjEM: +27.54
  7. Kentucky (20-5) | AdjEM: +26.73
  8. Baylor (22-4) | AdjEM: +26.29
  9. Kansas (23-3) | AdjEM: +25.99
  10. North Carolina (21-5) | AdjEM: +25.36
  11. Purdue (20-5) | AdjEM: +25.28
  12. SMU (22-4) | AdjEM: +24.34
  13. Florida St. (21-5) | AdjEM: +23.88
  14. Duke (20-5) | AdjEM: +23.73
  15. Wisconsin (21-4) | AdjEM: +23.72
  16. Wichita St. (23-4) | AdjEM: +23.59
  17. Oregon (22-4) | AdjEM: +22.86
  18. UCLA (23-3) | AdjEM: +22.51
  19. St. Mary’s (22-3) | AdjEM: +22.34
  20. Oklahoma St. (16-9) | AdjEM: +21.85
  21. Creighton (21-4) | AdjEM: +21.54
  22. Cincinnati (22-3) | AdjEM: +21.6
  23. Arizona (23-3) | AdjEM: +21.41
  24. Notre Dame (19-7) | AdjEM: +20.52
  25. Butler (19-6) | AdjEM: +20.23

These rankings are determined using Pomeroy’s Adjusted Efficiency Margin (AdjEM), which calculates the number of points a team would be expected to outscore the average Division-I team over 100 possessions without adjusting for location of the game. It is widely considered to be the most accurate way of determining just how good a particular team is.

The architect of this metric, Ken Pomeroy, is the creator of a popular college basketball website and statistical archive known as kenpom.com. His website includes his patented College Basketball Ratings, tempo-free statistics for every NCAA men’s Division-I basketball team (with archives dating back to the 2002 season), as well as a blog about the current college game. Pomeroy has written articles for The New York Times, ESPN.com, and Sports Illustrated.

Pomeroy’s website has helped explain basketball on a possession by possession level like never before. Along with maintaining and calculating a variety of statistics, the site also maintains data on non-numeric factors such as offensive and defensive style of play.

Throughout the season, Pomeroy continually updates his “KenPom” ratings for all 351 Division-I men’s basketball programs using metrics such as offensive and defensive efficiency, tempo and pace of play. Although his site was more of a personal venture at its genesis, Pomeroy’s research is now used by the majority of college basketball teams in an attempt to gain a competitive advantage.

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