College Basketball Power Rankings Top 25

By Eli Hershkovich

College Basketball Power Rankings

These college basketball power rankings will help spot which programs might be overvalued or undervalued among betting odds. Join TheLines.com’s Discord betting channel to receive an immediate notification when I bet any futures. I played UConn at 50-1 last year, and the Huskies won the national title. Sign up for this feature under the #roles server. Our users analyze single-game wagers, live bets, and much more.

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2024 College Basketball Power Rankings

RankingTeam
1
Houston
2UConn
3Tennessee
4Purdue
5Arizona
6Auburn
7UNC
8Iowa State
9Marquette
10Baylor
RankingTeam
11
Creighton
12
Duke
13
Kentucky
14
Illinois
15
Alabama
16Kansas
17Wisconsin
18BYU
19San Diego State
20Gonzaga
RankingTeam
21Saint Mary’s
22Florida
23New Mexico
24Colorado
25Michigan State

Applying College Basketball Power Rankings To Betting

These ratings will assist your bets on games and national title odds. Just because North Carolina is ranked below Auburn doesn’t imply that the Tigers would be favored on a neutral court. However, Johni Broome & Co. might be undervalued within the game’s point spread.

My model employs a combination of metrics and box-score indicators. For context, it tends to favor sturdier defensive teams. That said, bettors often take situational spots into account. 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 on Marquette futures, set as low as +3000, as their NCAA tournament odds are overvalued because of uncertainty with Tyler Kolek’s oblique injury.

When the Supreme Court overturned PASPA in May 2018, it allowed individual states to legalize sports betting. 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 and other professional sports still aren’t federally legal. Nevertheless, residents of the states below can place wagers at legal sportsbooks and use these college basketball power rankings to help guide them.

Most other U.S. states have introduced some bills that would legalize sports gambling. Then again, some states are far closer than others to legalization.