The NCAA launched its first NET rankings on Monday, with Gonzaga sitting at No. 1 and typical powerhouses Duke and Kentucky ranked outdoors the highest 100.

The primary run of the rankings have been launched earlier within the season the final two years, however with the delayed begin to the season and the uneven nonconference schedule, the NCAA determined to attend till the primary Monday in January to launch the rankings.

Gonzaga leads the best way, with Baylor, Tennessee, Illinois and Villanova rounding out the highest 5. A number of groups inside the highest 20 would possibly elevate some eyebrows: Boise State (No. 13), Colgate (No. 16) and Drake (No. 20). However Boise is 8-1 with its lone loss coming to Houston, whereas Drake has essentially the most wins within the nation at 12-0. Colgate has solely performed two video games this season, splitting a two-game sequence with Military this previous weekend, however with the one win coming by 44 factors.

For essentially the most half, the bluebloods of the game are nowhere to be discovered inside the highest 50. Indiana is No. 51, UCLA No. 54, North Carolina No. 64, Duke No. 115 and Kentucky No. 144.

The Large Ten has been clearly the very best convention within the nation throughout the first half of the season, and that is mirrored within the NET rankings. 4 groups are ranked inside the highest 11, and 12 of the 14 groups are ranked inside the highest 51. Surprisingly, Michigan State is all the best way down at No. 119, whereas Nebraska is No. 186.

The NET changed the RPI as the first sorting software for the NCAA males’s basketball choice committee earlier than the 2018-19 season. When it was first launched, it had 5 components, which was trimmed to 2 final spring. The NET now takes components within the Group Worth Index (TVI), which takes into consideration high quality wins and sport location, and adjusted effectivity scores. The NCAA eliminated successful share, adjusted successful share and scoring margin as components.

The NET might be up to date every day on the NCAA’s web site.

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