The 2019-20 college basketball season is nearing its end and we still have no idea which programs have a legitimate shot at the national title. It seems like the field is wide open as the NCAA Tournament sits just over a month away.
College basketball analysts from around the country are constantly changing their predictions for the tournament bracket. That likely won’t change any time soon.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the legitimate contenders in the country, ESPN rolled out its latest computer rankings. The College Basketball Power Index is “measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward.”
Here’s the top 25 from ESPN’s computer model:
- Michigan State
- San Diego State
- West Virginia
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Texas Tech
- Florida State
- Seton Hall
The computer model clearly likes what the Big Ten has done so far this season.
Purdue, which sits outside the top 25 of the AP and Coaches’ Polls, comes in at No. 12. Penn State took down Purdue in its own building on Tuesday night, but still sits behind the Boilermakers.
Things will certainly change between now and the start of the NCAA tournament.
Stay tuned for the latest.