NCAA men’s Division I basketball rankings, February 19, 2018

I am way overdue with my men’s college basketball rankings. This year, I am reporting composite Markov chain rankings, which combines my rankings with a Markov chain. Here are this week’s rankings.  The full ranking is under the “NCAA BB rankings” tab.

1 Villanova
2 Michigan St
3 Virginia
4 Purdue
5 Cincinnati
6 Kansas
7 Duke
8 Auburn
9 Xavier
10 Texas Tech
11 North Carolina
12 Gonzaga
13 St Marys CA
14 Wichita St
15 Nevada
16 Ohio St
17 West Virginia
18 Clemson
19 Houston
20 Arizona
21 Michigan
22 TCU
23 Arizona St
24 USC
25 Tennessee

Here are the B1G teams, ranked. Four are in the top 25. I’m sad to report that Wisconsin is not ranked in the top 100.

2 Michigan St
4 Purdue
16 Ohio St
21 Michigan
28 Maryland
37 Penn St
55 Nebraska
81 Indiana
94 Northwestern
95 Minnesota
104 Wisconsin
120 Iowa
134 Illinois
149 Rutgers