• September 28, 2021

The NCAA releases first NET rankings of the season, the list and what you need to know about the rankings

What the NET rankings mean per the NCAA:

  • The NCAA uses the NET rankings for the NCAA tournament.
  • The NET rankings do not include preseason data or games played against non-Division I opponents.
  • In a typical year, teams will have played 10 to 12 games at this point in the season (after 40 days). “The average number of games played is slightly lower this year, and several teams have played fewer than five games thus far.”
  • As more games get played, the more stable the NET rankings will become.
  • The NCAA considered not including teams that haven’t played five Division I opponents yet but decided to include everyone as all teams will soon reach that threshold.
  • The NCAA is studying the impact of teams having little no fans at home games on home-court advantage compared to a typical year.
  • While both the men’s and women’s NET rankings share high-level goals and individual components, the NET algorithm used in each is different.

January 4, 2021 NET Rankings

RANKPREVIOUSSCHOOLCONFERENCEROADNEUTRALHOMENON DI
1StanfordPac-127-00-02-00-0
2UConnBig East2-00-04-00-0
3BaylorBig 123-10-05-00-0
4OregonPac-124-00-04-10-0
5South CarolinaSEC1-02-03-10-0
6Ohio St.Big Ten0-00-04-00-0
7NC StateACC3-00-07-00-0
8KentuckySEC2-10-07-00-0
9LouisvilleACC2-01-04-00-0
10MarylandBig Ten2-02-12-00-0
11UCLAPac-123-10-03-10-0
12MichiganBig Ten3-00-04-00-0
13RutgersBig Ten1-20-04-10-0
14IndianaBig Ten1-10-04-10-0
15ArkansasSEC3-11-16-00-0
16GeorgiaSEC4-00-05-10-0
17Texas A&MSEC4-00-06-00-0
18South Fla.AAC3-00-04-10-0
19AlabamaSEC4-00-04-00-0
20Ole MissSEC1-00-05-00-0
21ArizonaPac-122-00-06-10-0
22North CarolinaACC0-20-07-00-0
23TexasBig 121-00-07-10-0
24GonzagaWCC3-13-12-00-0
25RiceC-USA4-10-02-00-0
26Mississippi St.SEC1-10-05-10-0
27Missouri St.MVC2-01-10-11-0
28TennesseeSEC1-10-05-00-0
29IUPUIHorizon4-10-04-00-0
30ClemsonACC2-20-06-00-0
31New MexicoMountain West4-00-00-01-0
32Iowa St.Big 122-30-04-10-0
33Michigan St.Big Ten2-00-06-00-0
34MilwaukeeHorizon6-10-03-00-0
35South DakotaSummit League2-10-23-01-0
36NorthwesternBig Ten1-10-03-10-0
37SFASouthland1-22-04-02-0
38Georgia TechACC1-10-03-20-0
39Wake ForestACC1-22-11-00-0
40IowaBig Ten2-10-05-00-0
41West VirginiaBig 121-12-04-10-0
42MarquetteBig East4-00-02-10-0
43Florida St.ACC1-10-03-00-0
44FloridaSEC1-20-06-10-0
45BelmontOVC3-10-01-10-0
46South Dakota St.Summit League2-20-05-00-0
47Boston CollegeACC0-20-04-20-0
48Washington St.Pac-123-00-03-10-0
49SyracuseACC3-10-01-01-0
50MassachusettsAtlantic 104-10-02-00-0
51Illinois St.MVC1-20-01-01-0
52Virginia TechACC0-10-06-10-0
53DukeACC0-00-03-10-0
54Bowling GreenMAC3-10-04-00-0
55WashingtonPac-121-32-01-20-0
56DePaulBig East1-10-14-10-0
57Oklahoma St.Big 122-00-05-20-0
58TulaneAAC2-30-03-00-0
59FGCUASUN3-00-02-22-0
60Southern CaliforniaPac-120-30-03-20-0
61MissouriSEC0-10-04-20-0
62BYUWCC2-01-13-00-0
63BuffaloMAC3-20-03-00-0
64KansasBig 120-10-05-10-0
65HoustonAAC2-20-03-00-0
66UCFAAC2-00-03-10-0
67VillanovaBig East3-00-04-10-0
68BucknellPatriot1-00-01-00-0
69Central Mich.MAC2-20-03-00-0
70Notre DameACC1-20-04-20-0
71ColoradoPac-120-30-03-21-0
72UNIMVC1-30-04-10-0
73MaristMAAC2-00-03-00-0
74MaineAmerica East6-10-00-00-0
75MercerSoCon3-10-02-21-0
76Long Beach St.Big West3-10-01-01-0
77FordhamAtlantic 101-10-04-10-0
78OklahomaBig 120-20-03-30-0
79Seton HallBig East1-00-02-20-0
80CharlotteC-USA1-20-00-20-0
81Miami (FL)ACC0-10-05-20-0
82Colorado St.Mountain West2-10-03-02-0
83Arizona St.Pac-121-10-06-20-0
84DrakeMVC2-40-01-20-0
85VCUAtlantic 101-41-11-00-0
86Boise St.Mountain West0-00-04-01-0
87Texas TechBig 120-20-05-11-0
88PacificWCC2-01-00-10-0
89California BaptistWAC4-00-02-02-0
90North Dakota St.Summit League2-20-04-00-0
91Penn St.Big Ten0-10-03-20-0
92Saint Joseph'sAtlantic 100-00-01-01-0
93TowsonCAA2-20-02-11-0
94VanderbiltSEC1-10-03-00-0
95FairfieldMAAC5-00-00-10-0
96Abilene ChristianSouthland2-10-10-05-0
97OhioMAC1-20-02-10-0
98UT MartinOVC2-20-00-00-0
99Saint LouisAtlantic 100-00-02-00-0
100Northern Ariz.Big Sky3-20-02-10-0
101DavidsonAtlantic 102-10-24-00-0
102Idaho St.Big Sky2-10-04-00-0
103Fresno St.Mountain West0-21-12-10-0
104UABC-USA2-01-01-31-0
105PurdueBig Ten1-00-04-30-0
106St. John's (NY)Big East1-40-02-10-0
107Wright St.Horizon4-10-01-20-0
108BradleyMVC2-20-02-21-0
109CreightonBig East2-40-01-20-0
110Green BayHorizon2-20-01-20-0
111Northern Ky.Horizon2-40-02-10-0
112DelawareCAA1-10-01-01-0
113LibertyASUN1-30-04-01-0
114DrexelCAA4-10-00-00-0
115Oregon St.Pac-120-10-02-21-0
116Eastern Mich.MAC3-11-10-20-0
117Middle Tenn.C-USA0-10-04-20-0
118Kansas St.Big 121-10-04-30-0
119ValparaisoMVC2-30-02-00-0
120North TexasC-USA3-11-01-10-0
121East CarolinaAAC3-30-02-10-0
122LehighPatriot1-00-01-00-0
123Grand CanyonWAC2-10-03-03-0
124ProvidenceBig East2-40-02-20-0
125Little RockSun Belt3-10-02-30-0
126TCUBig 120-10-05-20-0
127NebraskaBig Ten0-30-05-00-0
128Jacksonville St.OVC0-20-04-00-0
129DaytonAtlantic 101-00-02-10-0
130ColgatePatriot1-10-00-00-0
131Cal PolyBig West2-30-03-00-0
132PittsburghACC0-20-03-10-0
133ToledoMAC1-00-05-10-0
134MontanaBig Sky2-30-01-00-0
135IllinoisBig Ten0-20-02-20-0
136QuinnipiacMAAC1-10-02-30-0
137XavierBig East1-20-03-20-0
138Kent St.MAC2-20-02-00-0
139Santa ClaraWCC5-30-00-10-0
140Louisiana TechC-USA1-20-05-00-0
141DuquesneAtlantic 101-40-01-00-0
142Fla. AtlanticC-USA0-40-01-01-0
143Indiana St.MVC2-30-02-00-0
144AkronMAC1-20-01-11-0
145Stony BrookAmerica East2-10-03-20-0
146HowardMEAC2-20-03-00-0
147Murray St.OVC1-20-02-10-0
148UC DavisBig West0-00-01-00-0
149WisconsinBig Ten0-20-03-20-0
150Montana St.Big Sky2-20-01-10-0
151San Jose St.Mountain West1-21-00-00-0
152N.C. A&TMEAC0-10-01-01-0
153Cleveland St.Horizon2-20-00-00-0
154AuburnSEC0-20-05-30-0
155UNLVMountain West1-00-02-40-0
156ElonCAA2-20-02-00-0
157Southern Ill.MVC0-10-05-10-0
158Austin PeayOVC2-10-01-11-0
159Southern UtahBig Sky0-10-02-11-0
160Northern Ill.MAC1-21-01-30-0
161Jackson St.SWAC2-40-00-00-0
162San FranciscoWCC2-40-01-01-0
163CincinnatiAAC1-20-01-30-0
164Saint Francis (PA)NEC3-30-01-10-0
165George WashingtonAtlantic 100-50-02-01-0
166Miami (OH)MAC0-50-01-10-0
167Old DominionC-USA0-10-03-20-0
168Ball St.MAC3-10-00-30-0
169Southeast Mo. St.OVC1-10-02-31-0
170LouisianaSun Belt1-40-01-10-0
171CampbellBig South2-00-03-20-0
172Central Conn. St.NEC1-10-01-10-0
173TroySun Belt0-21-12-12-0
174UtahPac-121-20-02-30-0
175James MadisonCAA1-20-04-10-0
176Southern Miss.C-USA0-20-01-01-0
177TulsaAAC1-10-00-20-0
178Utah ValleyWAC0-00-01-11-0
179LSUSEC0-01-32-10-0
180San Diego St.Mountain West1-21-10-30-0
181Wichita St.AAC0-10-03-30-0
182FIUC-USA3-10-00-22-0
183Saint Mary's (CA)WCC1-30-21-10-0
184PortlandWCC3-10-01-21-0
185Texas SouthernSWAC0-11-00-00-0
186Southeastern La.Southland0-10-12-00-0
187MemphisAAC0-20-02-40-0
188Mount St. Mary'sNEC0-20-01-00-0
189WyomingMountain West2-10-02-10-0
190San DiegoWCC1-10-02-21-0
191Alabama A&MSWAC0-01-01-20-0
192NortheasternCAA0-10-00-10-0
193Sam Houston St.Southland0-20-01-13-0
194St. BonaventureAtlantic 100-40-01-00-0
195TempleAAC0-20-02-10-0
196GeorgetownBig East0-10-01-00-0
197Col. of CharlestonCAA1-20-02-01-0
198UT ArlingtonSun Belt0-10-11-12-0
199Loyola ChicagoMVC1-10-01-21-0
200ChattanoogaSoCon3-11-01-30-0
201LafayettePatriot0-10-00-10-0
202WoffordSoCon2-30-01-01-0
203Kansas CitySummit League2-30-00-02-0
204New Mexico St.WAC1-50-00-01-0
205OmahaSummit League1-40-00-00-0
206RichmondAtlantic 101-20-02-10-0
207App StateSun Belt2-30-02-10-0
208Eastern Ky.OVC2-40-02-00-0
209PepperdineWCC0-00-02-31-0
210Georgia St.Sun Belt1-20-02-11-0
211NevadaMountain West2-10-00-22-0
212GramblingSWAC1-30-00-00-0
213MarshallC-USA0-10-02-10-0
214Rhode IslandAtlantic 101-20-00-20-0
215UTEPC-USA0-20-05-00-0
216Houston BaptistSouthland1-20-01-13-0
217La SalleAtlantic 102-10-01-40-0
218High PointBig South2-10-02-31-0
219IdahoBig Sky1-40-03-00-0
220North FloridaASUN0-50-02-11-0
221LMU (CA)WCC1-30-11-20-0
222Army West PointPatriot2-00-02-30-0
223UC IrvineBig West3-20-00-21-0
224Tennessee TechOVC1-10-03-10-0
225HofstraCAA2-40-01-10-0
226UC San DiegoBig West0-00-01-10-0
227VirginiaACC0-20-00-30-0
228PresbyterianBig South2-20-01-10-0
229Southern U.SWAC0-60-01-00-0
230CSU BakersfieldBig West1-10-00-30-0
231SamfordSoCon0-50-01-11-0
232Texas St.Sun Belt2-20-02-10-0
233Utah St.Mountain West0-20-14-10-0
234Charleston So.Big South2-20-01-01-0
235BryantNEC1-10-03-10-0
236HartfordAmerica East1-10-02-20-0
237Ga. SouthernSun Belt1-21-10-13-0
238ManhattanMAAC2-10-03-20-0
239UMass LowellAmerica East3-30-02-10-0
240Coastal CarolinaSun Belt0-10-01-02-0
241Northern Colo.Big Sky0-30-02-40-0
242William & MaryCAA2-10-02-20-0
243North DakotaSummit League0-50-00-20-0
244Albany (NY)America East2-40-00-00-0
245Eastern Ill.OVC0-30-03-20-0
246ETSUSoCon1-30-00-21-0
247N.C. CentralMEAC1-20-00-10-0
248DenverSummit League1-50-01-30-0
249UC RiversideBig West0-20-00-21-0
250OaklandHorizon1-30-02-30-0
251North Ala.ASUN0-41-12-30-0
252LongwoodBig South0-40-03-20-0
253FurmanSoCon1-50-00-02-0
254Robert MorrisHorizon0-40-00-20-0
255MinnesotaBig Ten1-10-01-30-0
256Fairleigh DickinsonNEC3-10-02-30-0
257South AlabamaSun Belt0-20-02-22-0
258Prairie ViewSWAC0-20-01-10-0
259Youngstown St.Horizon0-00-00-20-0
260Western Ill.Summit League1-50-11-20-0
261Western Mich.MAC0-40-01-00-0
262Kennesaw St.ASUN0-20-01-02-0
263SIUEOVC1-20-01-11-0
264VermontAmerica East1-11-01-10-0
265SMUAAC0-30-00-30-0
266Lamar UniversitySouthland0-50-21-00-0
267Seattle UWAC1-30-01-21-0
268St. Francis BrooklynNEC0-20-01-10-0
269Air ForceMountain West1-30-01-10-1
270Loyola MarylandPatriot0-10-00-10-0
271UMBCAmerica East1-30-11-10-0
272Central Ark.Southland1-50-01-20-0
273UTRGVWAC2-10-12-00-0
274George MasonAtlantic 100-40-03-20-0
275JacksonvilleASUN0-20-00-12-0
276Weber St.Big Sky0-30-00-10-1
277EvansvilleMVC0-30-03-01-0
278UNC AshevilleBig South1-30-03-20-0
279Western Ky.C-USA0-30-01-20-0
280CaliforniaPac-120-40-00-50-0
281LipscombASUN0-50-01-02-0
282Oral RobertsSummit League0-60-01-01-0
283StetsonASUN1-20-00-22-0
284BinghamtonAmerica East0-30-02-30-0
285New HampshireAmerica East0-40-02-30-0
286NavyPatriot0-40-00-00-0
287Saint Peter'sMAAC2-60-03-00-0
288Morehead St.OVC0-20-00-31-0
289Morgan St.MEAC0-10-04-10-0
290NiagaraMAAC0-00-01-10-0
291Eastern Wash.Big Sky2-20-00-41-0
292Nicholls St.Southland0-50-01-11-0
293HamptonBig South1-30-00-20-0
294IonaMAAC1-20-03-30-0
295Tarleton St.WAC0-40-20-03-0
296UICHorizon1-40-01-10-0
297Delaware St.MEAC0-10-01-00-1
298NJITAmerica East1-30-01-50-0
299Detroit MercyHorizon1-30-00-60-0
300Arkansas St.Sun Belt0-00-01-13-0
301UTSAC-USA0-20-01-31-0
302Ark.-Pine BluffSWAC1-30-01-20-0
303UNCWCAA1-10-02-40-0
304UNC GreensboroSoCon0-40-01-11-2
305UC Santa BarbaraBig West2-10-00-50-0
306Gardner-WebbBig South1-50-01-20-0
307LIUNEC0-00-01-10-0
308Sacred HeartNEC1-30-00-00-0
309Mississippi Val.SWAC2-30-00-00-0
310WagnerNEC0-10-00-00-0
311SienaMAAC0-00-00-20-0
312UIWSouthland0-30-01-01-0
313RadfordBig South0-40-01-10-0
314New OrleansSouthland0-40-03-00-0
315Western Caro.SoCon0-50-10-11-0
316Portland St.Big Sky1-10-00-20-0
317A&M-Corpus ChristiSouthland0-40-00-22-1
318MonmouthMAAC0-20-00-20-0
319Tennessee St.OVC0-30-00-10-0
320RiderMAAC1-40-00-60-0
321Sacramento St.Big Sky0-20-00-30-0
322Norfolk St.MEAC0-20-00-11-0
323ULMSun Belt1-20-00-21-0
324ButlerBig East0-20-00-20-0
325AlcornSWAC0-40-00-00-0
326Purdue Fort WayneHorizon0-30-00-50-0
327McNeeseSouthland0-60-01-00-1
328Coppin St.MEAC0-10-00-10-0
329WinthropBig South1-40-01-10-0
330USC UpstateBig South1-40-00-22-0
331CanisiusMAAC0-40-00-10-0
332Dixie St.WAC0-10-00-11-0
333Chicago St.WAC0-20-00-10-0
334Cal St. FullertonBig West0-10-00-40-0
335South Carolina St.MEAC0-40-01-20-0
336BellarmineASUN0-30-00-20-0
337Northwestern St.Southland0-40-00-20-0

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