Joby’s Nitty Gritty Rankings

Joby’s Nitty Gritty Rankings Explained

Joby’s Nitty Gritty rankings were created as an attempt to quantify the characteristics the selection committee has always stated and shown to be important as key factors in their analysis.  He actually draws from what is known as the “Nitty Gritty Sheet” that the Committee uses in taking the inputs for the statistics that make up these ratings.  This is why it is known as his Nitty Gritty Ratings.

The baseline for strength is on the RPI.  The Committee, rightfully or wrongfully, has repeatedly used the RPI as the baseline to determine what a “good win” (typically top 50) or a “bad loss” (typically anything above 100) is.  Other factors such as high level wins away from home, conference leaders, overall records, SOS, and “playing hot” are all components that comprise the ratings.

The ratings in their first year showed some strength.  When nobody thought UCLA should even get close to a bid, the ratings revealed that they actually were in the thick of the discussion (further proof the ratings are meant to mimic the Committee, NOT evaluate merit in a manner that should be adopted).  We know of few other “formulas” that have the ability to accomplish this task.

Last updated on Friday, DECEMBER 8TH at 3:56pm, est

RANK Final Rating
1 Villanova 5.286666667
3 Kansas 4.255
2 Arizona State 4.430714286
4 Duke 4.035454545
5 West Virginia 3.987777778
6 Texas A&M 3.79625
7 Michigan State 3.63
8 Miami 3.52125
9 North Carolina 3.259
10 Tennessee 3.124285714
11 Mississippi State 3.081428571
12 Missouri 3.004444444
13 Seton Hall 2.90875
14 TCU 2.877777778
15 Kentucky 2.825
16 Florida State 2.76875
17 Virginia 2.65
18 Wichita State 2.6
19 Alabama 2.53
20 Texas Tech 2.52125
21 Nevada 2.416666667
22 Xavier 2.324444444
23 St. John’s 2.266666667
24 Syracuse 2.25
25 Clemson 2.225
26 Washington 2.16
27 Minnesota 2.107
29 Boise State 1.963333333
28 Purdue 2.033636364
30 Stephen F. Austin 1.816666667
31 Gonzaga 1.813333333
32 Texas 1.79625
33 Georgia 1.7875
34 Middle Tennessee 1.75
35 Wagner 1.735714286
36 Missouri State 1.712
37 Western Kentucky 1.69625
38 Temple 1.684285714
39 Colorado 1.675
40 Cincinnati 1.653125
41 Towson 1.63
42 Butler 1.624444444
43 Northern Iowa 1.588888889
44 Loyola-Chicago 1.45
45 San Diego State 1.43
46 UC-Davis 1.38125
47 Valparaiso 1.35
48 Utah 1.32125
49 BYU 1.294444444
50 Washington State 1.265
51 Texas-Arlington 1.263333333
52 Auburn 1.2625
53 Providence 1.235555556
54 Central Florida 1.19
55 Arkansas 1.1625
56 Notre Dame 1.096666667
57 Virginia Tech 1.024444444
58 Georgia Southern 1.0025
58 Iowa State 1.0025
60 Rhode Island 0.98375
61 South Carolina 0.933333333
62 St. Bonaventure 0.8625
63 Oklahoma 0.85
64 Creighton 0.825
65 Central Michigan 0.8125
66 Maryland 0.792727273
67 Nebraska 0.767
68 UC-Santa Barbara 0.766666667
69 Arizona 0.735555556
70 Louisiana Tech 0.73125
71 SMU 0.695
72 Idaho 0.6875
73 Baylor 0.66875
74 Houston 0.62125
75 North Carolina State 0.605555556
76 San Diego 0.5625
77 Utah Valley 0.541111111
78 UCLA 0.5125
79 Ohio State 0.43
80 USC 0.383333333
81 Kansas State 0.35
82 Lipscomb 0.233333333
83 Georgetown 0.171428571
84 Portland State 0.144444444
85 Tulane -0.033333333
86 South Dakota State -0.086363636
87 Vermont -0.127777778
88 Lamar -0.2
89 Bradley -0.2
90 Fresno State -0.238888889
91 Murray State -0.241666667
92 Evansville -0.266666667
93 South Dakota -0.290909091
94 Wyoming -0.333333333
95 Oklahoma State -0.375
96 Albany -0.385
97 Old Dominion -0.425555556
98 UNLV -0.431111111
99 Connecticut -0.516666667
100 Michigan -0.57
101 St. Mary’s -0.661111111
102 Florida -0.76625
103 Furman -0.777777778
104 Tennessee Tech -0.785
105 Rutgers -0.92
106 Toledo -0.93125
107 William & Mary -0.95625
108 Milwaukee -0.966666667
109 Louisville -1.042857143
110 Marquette -1.044444444
111 Navy -1.054545455
112 Northern Colorado -1.105555556
113 Boston College -1.15
114 Buffalo -1.29375
115 Montana State -1.31
116 Louisiana -1.422222222
117 Jacksonville State -1.48125
118 New Mexico State -1.5125
119 Pennsylvania -1.540909091
120 College of Charleston -1.64375
120 Western Illinois -1.64375
122 Penn State -1.645
123 Hawai’i -1.707142857
124 Hofstra -1.775
125 Mercer -1.888888889
126 Elon -1.91
127 Illinois -1.98
128 Memphis -1.985714286
129 Grand Canyon -2.028571429
130 Florida Atlantic -2.14375
131 Bowling Green -2.175
132 Eastern Michigan -2.18125
133 Belmont -2.363
134 Northern Kentucky -2.383333333
135 UNC-Greensboro -2.411111111
136 Seattle -2.42
137 Liberty -2.444444444
138 Florida Gulf Coast -2.515
139 Oregon State -2.6125
140 Cal State-Fullerton -2.65
140 Oregon -2.65
142 San Francisco -2.70625
143 Marshall -2.716666667
144 UMBC -2.72
145 UAB -2.744444444
146 Binghamton -2.745
147 LSU -2.775
148 Fort Wayne -2.82
149 East Tennessee State -2.86875
150 Southern Utah -2.93125
151 NJIT -2.961111111
152 Abilene Christian -2.966666667
153 George Washington -2.986666667
154 Southeastern Louisiana -3.0125
155 Oakland -3.016666667
156 Montana -3.025
157 North Carolina A&T -3.0875
158 Northwestern -3.155555556
159 Ball State -3.161111111
160 Yale -3.190909091
161 Army -3.29375
162 Georgia State -3.3125
163 Akron -3.333333333
164 La Salle -3.583
165 Davidson -3.585714286
166 UNC-Asheville -3.661111111
167 Miami-Ohio -3.677777778
168 Winthrop -3.694444444
169 VCU -3.788888889
169 Indiana -3.788888889
171 Wright State -3.8
172 Rider -3.822222222
173 Drexel -3.916666667
174 Kent State -3.938888889
175 Northeastern -3.994444444
176 Sam Houston State -4.027777778
177 Pittsburgh -4.038888889
178 Western Michigan -4.077777778
179 Tennessee State -4.092857143
180 Coastal Carolina -4.1
181 Robert Morris -4.111111111
181 Southeast Missouri State -4.111111111
183 Northern Illinois -4.133333333
184 Massachusetts-Lowell -4.183333333
185 Wofford -4.266666667
186 Dayton -4.275
187 Wake Forest -4.3
188 Central Connecticut -4.327777778
189 South Alabama -4.344444444
190 Troy -4.361111111
191 East Carolina -4.438888889
192 Stetson -4.445454545
193 Charleston Southern -4.464285714
194 Ole Miss -4.492857143
195 Air Force -4.544444444
196 Utah State -4.57
197 Southern Illinois -4.671428571
198 Incarnate Word -4.75
199 Wisconsin -4.875
200 Texas State -4.911111111
201 North Texas -4.935
202 Pacific -4.965
203 Illinois State -5.016666667
204 Colorado State -5.186666667
205 Duquesne -5.2
205 Presbyterian -5.2
207 North Dakota State -5.21
208 Bakersfield -5.35
209 Bucknell -5.465
210 Appalachian State -5.49
211 Saint Louis -5.49375
212 Long Beach State -5.559090909
213 Central Arkansas -5.565
214 Tulsa -5.575
215 North Dakota -5.5875
216 Ohio -5.6125
217 Loyola Marymount -5.64375
218 St. Joseph’s -5.65
219 Drake -5.6875
220 Radford -5.74375
221 Weber State -5.84375
222 St. Peter’s -5.95625
223 DePaul -5.9625
224 Niagara -5.972222222
225 Texas-Rio Grande Valley -5.972727273
226 Georgia Tech -5.98125
227 Morgan State -6.016666667
228 UC-Irvine -6.036363636
229 Southern Miss -6.125
230 Florida International -6.2125
231 Cal Poly -6.30625
232 Stanford -6.37
233 Stony Brook -6.515
234 Nicholls State -6.544444444
235 Bethune-Cookman -6.55625
236 George Mason -6.605555556
237 Lehigh -6.65
238 Massachusetts -6.655555556
239 Iowa -6.665
240 Monmouth -6.722222222
241 Sacred Heart -6.794444444
242 Western Carolina -6.795
243 Brown -6.877777778
244 Denver -6.888888889
245 Hampton -6.895
246 Vanderbilt -6.911111111
246 Detroit -6.911111111
246 Citadel -6.911111111
246 Delaware -6.911111111
250 Texas-San Antonio -6.944444444
251 Austin Peay -6.972222222
252 Eastern Kentucky -7.055555556
253 Harvard -7.135
254 Hartford -7.15
255 UMKC -7.17
255 LIU Brooklyn -7.17
257 Canisius -7.194444444
258 Chattanooga -7.222222222
259 North Florida -7.245
260 South Florida -7.277777778
261 Savannah State -7.3
262 New Mexico -7.438888889
263 Gardner-Webb -7.5
264 USC-Upstate -7.563636364
265 Portland -7.583333333
266 North Carolina Central -7.64
267 Louisiana-Monroe -7.642857143
268 Campbell -7.694444444
269 Pepperdine -7.716666667
270 Houston Baptist -7.722222222
271 Maryland-Eastern Shore -7.772222222
272 Cornell -7.778571429
273 Eastern Washington -7.888888889
274 Chicago State -7.931818182
275 Fairfield -8.0625
276 St. Francis (PA) -8.15
277 Mount St. Mary’s -8.161111111
278 Boston University -8.171428571
279 Fordham -8.2625
280 Samford -8.272222222
281 Florida A&M -8.275
282 Illinois-Chicago -8.28125
283 James Madison -8.295
284 Omaha -8.3
285 Alcorn State -8.305555556
286 Iona -8.342857143
287 South Carolina State -8.35
288 McNeese State -8.357142857
289 Colgate -8.36875
290 Manhattan -8.39375
291 Indiana State -8.4
292 Quinnipiac -8.42
293 Santa Clara -8.43125
294 California -8.444444444
295 Jacksonville -8.445
296 Green Bay -8.45
297 Fairleigh Dickinson -8.525
298 Sacramento State -8.555555556
299 Jackson State -8.5875
300 Northern Arizona -8.611111111
301 VMI -8.61875
302 Oral Roberts -8.65
303 High Point -8.65625
304 New Hampshire -8.688888889
305 Grambling -8.775
306 Prairie View -8.8375
307 Marist -8.877777778
308 Charlotte -8.89375
309 Texas Southern -8.90625
309 Eastern Illinois -8.90625
311 Morehead State -8.93125
312 SIU Edwardsville -8.9375
312 Longwood -8.9375
314 American -8.99375
315 Maine -9.055555556
316 Southern -9.0625
317 UTEP -9.0875
318 Siena -9.09375
319 Princeton -9.125
320 Kennesaw State -9.25
321 Youngstown State -9.444444444
322 New Orleans -9.5
322 Delaware State -9.5
324 Holy Cross -9.55
325 Bryant -9.555555556
326 San Jose State -9.5625
327 Richmond -9.605555556
328 Idaho State -9.607142857
329 Texas A&M-CC -9.625
330 Rice -9.65
331 Tennessee-Martin -9.666666667
332 Little Rock -9.68125
333 Howard -9.7
334 Columbia -9.722222222
335 Northwestern State -9.75
336 UC-Riverside -9.78125
337 St. Francis (BK) -9.80625
338 Cleveland State -9.84375
339 Arkansas State -10.0875
340 IUPUI -10.17142857
341 Lafayette -10.28125
342 Loyola -10.3125
343 UNC-Wilmington -10.45833333
344 Mississippi Valley -10.625
345 Alabama State -10.9375
346 Coppin State -10.94444444
347 Cal State-Northridge -11.15625
348 Alabama A&M -11.1875
349 Arkansas-Pine Bluff -11.27777778
350 Dartmouth -11.5
351 Norfolk State -11.625