College Basketball Power Rankings

By Eli Hershkovich

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Although the 2022-23 college basketball season is still a ways away, there’s still plenty of traffic in the transfer portal. Let’s analyze which teams are undervalued and overvalued in the title betting market with my college basketball power rankings.

Join the discussion in our Discord betting channel, as we discuss the biggest offseason news. But with much still left to be decided, these college basketball rankings will only include 30 teams. Mind you, these rankings are set with the expectation that players like Drew Timme and Trayce Jackson-Davis will return to school.

2022-23 College Basketball Rankings


College Basketball Rankings

RankingsTeams2021-22 Record
1North Carolina29-10
2Kentucky26-8
3UCLA27-8
4Baylor27-7
5Arkansas28-9
6Gonzaga28-4
7Kansas34-6
8Duke32-7
9Villanova30-8
10Tennessee27-8
11Houston32-6

College Basketball Rankings

RankingsTeams2021-22 Record
12Texas22-12
13Indiana21-14
14Auburn28-6
15Creighton23-12
16Arizona33-4
17Michigan19-15
18TCU21-13
19Virginia21-14
20Florida20-14
21Xavier23-13

College Basketball Rankings

RankingsTeams2021-22 Record
22Texas A&M27-13
23Saint Louis23-12
24Florida State17-14
25UConn23-10
26Ohio State20-12
27Oregon20-15
28Purdue29-8
29San Diego State23-9
30Wyoming25-9


How To Apply Rankings To Betting

Don’t treat these ratings as gospel in regards to game-by-game markets. For instance, just because Texas is ranked higher than Creighton doesn’t imply that Chris Beard’s bunch would be favored on a neutral court. Nevertheless, they should help you determine which programs are undervalued — in relation to the odds board.

Although these rankings apply to these teams’ current state, they don’t necessarily signify that a highly-ranked program is worth a wager to win it all. My lone college basketball futures bet is Florida Gators (), followed by a breakdown as to why I grabbed them at +12000 in April. That price has been reduced to as low as +5500.

Since the initial wager, Todd Golden’s squad has also added transfers Kyle Lofton (St. Bonaventure) and Alex Fudge (LSU). Given the obvious difficulty of winning a title in a coach’s first season with the program — despite the Gators finding themselves within the upper echelon of these college basketball rankings — a big number is needed to bet these futures. With that said, there’s little to no value for teams like North Carolina (), Kentucky () and Arkansas ().

While it’s unlikely that I’ll add another futures bet before the November blitz, staying on top of the latest transfer news is vital if you’re looking to grab the best number possible. For instance, Tyrese Hunter, A.J. Green and Keion Brooks are all still in the portal.