NCAA Men’s Basketball Week 16 Power Rankings

There is a dark could surrounding the world of college basketball at the moment, and it all has to do with the recent probes that have been faced with some of the top programs in the country. I cannot get into too much detail here at the moment as the trial isn’t set for anytime soon. (It’s in October.) However, I can say that this will affect the sport and have more of an impact than anything we saw at Louisville. It’s a shame it has to go down this way, but that’s what happens when you don’t play by the rules.

But then you could also get into the argument of how the NCAA goes about erasing the history of teams that break the rules. Should they eliminate all their wins? What about just canceling their opportunity to play in the postseason in the future? I don’t think there’s a good way to go about that regarding history, but I can say that history is going to be made over the next few weeks.

That’s right. It is conference championship season! Below are my top two picks to win every conference followed by the NCAAB Week 16 Power Rankings.

  • America East: Vermont, Albany
  • American Athletic: Wichita State, Cincinnati
  • Atlantic 10: Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure
  • Atlantic Coast: Virginia, Duke
  • Atlantic Sun: FGCU, Lipscomb
  • Big 12: Kansas, West Virginia
  • Big East: Villanova, Seton Hall
  • Big Sky: Weber State, Idaho
  • Big South: UNC Asheville, Winthrop
  • Big Ten: Michigan State, Michigan
  • Big West: UC Davis, UC Irvine
  • Colonial Athletic: Charleston, Northeastern
  • Conference-USA: Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky
  • Horizon: Northern Kentucky, Wright State
  • Ivy: Penn, Harvard
  • Metro Atlantic Athletic: Rider, Iona
  • Mid-American: Ball State, Buffalo
  • Mid-Eastern Athletic: North Carolina A&T, Savannah State
  • Missouri Valley: Loyola-Chicago, Illinois State
  • Mountain West: Nevada, Fresno State
  • Northeast: Wagner, Mount Saint Mary’s
  • Ohio Valley: Belmont, Murray State
  • PAC-12: Arizona, Utah
  • Patriot: Bucknell, Navy
  • Southeastern: Auburn, Kentucky
  • Southern: East Tennessee State, UNC Greensboro
  • Southland: Stephen F. Austin, Nicholls State
  • Southwestern Athletic: Southern, Prairie View A&M
  • Summit: South Dakota State, South Dakota
  • Sun Belt: UL-Lafayette, Georgia State
  • West Coast: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s
  • Western Athletic: New Mexico State, Utah Valley

1. Virginia (25-2)

2. Michigan State (27-3)

3. Villanova (25-3)

4. Duke (23-5)

5. Gonzaga (26-4)

6. Purdue (25-5)

7. Xavier (25-4)

8. Kansas (22-6)

9. Auburn (24-4)

10. North Carolina (22-7)

11. Wichita State (22-5)

12. Cincinnati (23-4)

13. Michigan (23-6)

14. Arizona (22-6)

15. Texas Tech (21-6)

T16. Rhode Island (22-4)

T16. Nevada (24-5)

18. Tennessee (20-7)

19. Saint Mary’s (26-4)

20. Middle Tennessee (22-5)

21. Ohio State (23-7)

22. Clemson (20-7)

23. West Virginia (20-8)

24. Florida State (19-8)

25. Virginia Tech (20-8)

26. Houston (21-6)

27. Saint Bonaventure (21-6)

28. Kentucky (19-9)

29. Seton Hall (19-9)

30. Kansas State (20-8)

31. TCU (19-9)

32. UL-Lafayette (24-4)


  • Boise State (22-6), Oklahoma (16-11), Arizona State (19-8), USC (20-9), Miami (FL) (19-8), Loyola-Chicago (24-5), Creighton (19-9), Mississippi State (20-8), Butler (19-10), Arkansas (19-9), Nebraska (21-9), Texas A&M (17-10), Old Dominion (22-5), Baylor (17-11), South Dakota State (24-6), Utah (18-9)

Next Set:

  • UCLA (19-9), Marquette (16-11), Providence (17-11), Alabama (17-11), New Mexico State (23-5), Western Kentucky (21-7), South Carolina (15-13), Bucknell (21-9), Vermont (23-6), Charleston (23-6), Penn State (19-11), Louisville (18-10), Missouri (18-10), Tulsa (17-10), Florida (17-11), North Carolina State (19-9), Oklahoma State (16-12)

The Next Set After the Next Set:

  • LSU (16-11), Syracuse (18-10), Texas (16-11), Maryland (19-11), Northeastern (20-9), Fresno State (20-8), Murray State (23-5), UCF (17-10), Oregon (18-10), Davidson (16-10), Notre Dame (16-12), Georgia (15-12), Southeast Louisiana (18-10), Washington (18-10), Harvard (14-11), Penn (19-7), Utah Valley (20-8), Northern Colorado (18-8), San Francisco (17-13)

Important Note! The NCAA Men’s Basketball Power Rankings will be moved up to Wednesday of next week. Be on the lookout for that, here at Power Rankings and More.

That’ll do it for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Week 16 Power Rankings. What did you think of the list this week? Where would you rank these teams? Be sure to tell us about it in the comment section below. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter: @PowerRank_More, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and follow us on our Instagram page for all of the latest information from Power Rankings and More.

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Matthew "Joneszee" Jones

Core Group leader at Ball State Chi Alpha. I currently do PRAM on the side for fun.

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