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 by Joby Fortson on Sunday, March 12th at 4:57 pm, est, and reflect all games played prior to that point

RANK
1 Villanova 3.734545455
2 Kansas 3.300322581
3 Duke 2.998285714
4 UNC 2.876470588
5 Kentucky 2.807058824
6 Gonzaga 2.713333333
7 Arizona 2.581470588
8 Florida St 2.543939394
9 Butler 2.375806452
10 Oregon 2.320588235
11 Baylor 2.3040625
12 UCLA 2.296666667
13 Florida 2.198125
14 Louisville 2.17125
15 Notre Dame 2.034411765
16 Virginia 2.026875
17 Purdue 1.975625
18 Iowa St 1.96030303
19 West Virginia 1.879411765
20 Minnesota 1.718484848
21 Michigan 1.629142857
22 Wisconsin 1.6025
23 SMU 1.557058824
24 Creighton 1.546470588
25 Maryland 1.5415625
26 Cincinnati 1.420441176
27 St. Mary’s 1.42
28 Virginia Tech 1.41875
29 Dayton 1.417419355
30 Miami 1.3415625
31 Arkansas 1.329411765
32 Seton Hall 1.2865625
33 Marquette 1.272903226
34 Vanderbilt 1.253823529
35 Xavier 1.112058824
36 Northwestern 1.107058824
37 Michigan St 1.1
38 Providence 1.093125
39 South Carolina 1.0875
40 Rhode Island 1.074848485
41 Nevada 1.036764706
42 Wake Forest 1.033125
43 VCU 1.018823529
44 Oklahoma St 0.9834375
45 Wichita St 0.978235294
46 MTSU 0.918787879
47 Southern Cal 0.854848485
48 Kansas St 0.822424242
49 UNC-Wilm 0.813823529
50 Syracuse 0.781612903
51 Illinois 0.7065625
52 Cal 0.685757576
53 Iowa 0.6628125
54 Georgia 0.626666667
55 Indiana 0.531515152
56 Monmouth 0.526060606
57 Ole Miss 0.51969697
58 Vermont 0.509117647
59 Princeton 0.492413793
60 Illinois St 0.48
61 ETSU 0.449588235
62 Clemson 0.44483871
63 Bucknell 0.441764706
64 Alabama 0.424545455
65 BYU 0.401515152
66 Coll of Chrlstn 0.397647059
67 Winthrop 0.3909375
68 Colorado St 0.382058824
69 Utah 0.35516129
70 New Mex St 0.304848485
71 Houston 0.29516129
72 Georgia Tech 0.2775
73 UTA 0.267878788
74 Boise St 0.247666667
75 TCU 0.234117647
76 Valpo 0.2303125
77 Belmont 0.223928571
78 Fresno St 0.2228125
79 Ohio St 0.218125
80 Colorado 0.17969697
81 Richmond 0.1790625
82 FGCU 0.147575758
83 UNC-Grnsboro 0.134
84 Oakland 0.1059375
85 UCF 0.0859375
86 Akron 0.055454545
87 Texas Tech 0.0496875
88 UNC-Ash 0.0246875
89 Memphis -0.0096875
90 GW -0.02030303
91 Tennessee -0.045625
92 Texas A&M -0.053225806
93 St. Bonnie -0.0640625
94 Cal St-Bakerfld -0.066451613
95 San Diego St -0.103636364
96 Iona -0.105
97 New Mexico -0.127096774
98 Texas Southern -0.164117647
99 N. Kentucky -0.197352941
100 Davidson -0.206129032
101 NC Central -0.318484848
102 North Dakota -0.431612903
103 Kent St -0.510857143
104 New Orleans -0.5328125
105 Troy -0.567714286
106 Mt. St Mary’s -0.613235294
107 Jacksonville St -0.73862069
108 UC-Davis -0.795454545
109 S. Dakota St -1.353125