College Basketball Power Rankings Top 25

By Eli Hershkovich

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This page is meant to help identify which programs may be overvalued or undervalued on the college basketball odds board — in relation to my college basketball power rankings.

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2022-23 College Basketball Power Rankings

RankingsTeamsPrevious RankingRecord
1Baylor15-1
2Texas25-0
3Tennessee95-1
4Houston46-0
5Gonzaga35-2
6Kentucky64-2
7UConn198-0
8Arizona146-0
9Purdue206-0
10Virginia85-0
11Indiana136-0
RankingsTeamsPrevious RankingRecord
12UCLA155-2
13Duke76-2
14Arkansas165-1
15Alabama176-1
16Creighton186-1
17Kansas106-1
18North Carolina55-2
19Illinois125-1
20San Diego State114-2
21Auburn217-0
RankingsTeamsPrevious RankingRecord
23Saint Mary's226-1
23West Virginia246-1
24Memphis254-2
25Maryland236-0

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Applying College Basketball Power Rankings To Betting

These ratings are meant to primarily assist you with single-game markets. Let’s start with Tier 1. Just because Texas is ranked higher than Houston doesn’t imply that Chris Beard’s bunch would be favored on a neutral court.

Nevertheless, the the Longhorns would likely be undervalued — in relation to the game’s point spread.

My model employs a combination of metrics and box score indicators. However, I often take situational spots into account as well. These instances are aimed to uncover conditions in which teams have consistently outperformed or underperformed their normal level of play — relative to the moneyline or spread. As a result of a lengthy season, you’re simply not going to get a fully engaged team every single night.

Even though these rankings signify a team’s current state, they don’t necessarily translate to the futures market. For instance, I wouldn’t suggest betting into Auburn Tigers futures, which are as low as +5000.

Moreover, there’s little to no value on the college basketball title odds board for programs like Houston, North Carolina, and UCLA — given their well-established positioning in the market.

States With Legal College Basketball Betting

When the Supreme Court overturned PASPA in May 2018, it allowed for individual states to legalize sports gambling. Starting with New Jersey (the original plaintiff in the PASPA case), additional states quickly moved to legalize and help regulate the industry even further.

College basketball betting, along with other professional sports, still isn’t federally legal. Nevertheless, residents of the states below can place wagers at legal sportsbooks:

Most other U.S. states have introduced some sort of bill that would legalize sports gambling. Of course, some states are far closer than others to legalizing the industry. Visit our state betting pages at TheLines to get a look at the status in each state.

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