2003-04 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Z-Ratings

Data courtesy Ken Pomeroy.

Ratings include all games through 14 March 2004. 4571 game results were used.

Weight of tied games = 0

Based on this ratings set is the 2004 Z-Bracket, and the process by which it came about.

Conference ratings

RkTeamConf.Z-RatingBSWPRecordPctRatioSOSRk
1Stanford PT20306.974429-1.967 29.000700.2233
2St. Joseph's AT17972.971627-1.964 27.000665.6136
3Gonzaga WC12176.960827-2.931 13.500901.9524
4Duke AC10260.955127-5.844 5.4001900.06
5Kentucky SE10063.954426-4.867 6.5001548.28
6Mississippi State SE9054.9.950525-3.893 8.3331086.618
7Pittsburgh BE7474.8.942928-4.875 7.0001067.819
8Oklahoma State BT7025.7.940226-3.897 8.667810.6527
9Connecticut BE5282.0.926727-6.818 4.5001173.815
10Georgia Tech AC4925.4.923023-9.719 2.5561927.34
11North Carolina State AC4261.3.915120-9.690 2.2221917.65
12Wake Forest AC4141.5.913419-9.679 2.1111961.83
13Maryland AC3827.1.908819-11.633 1.7272215.71
14North Carolina AC3718.4.907018-10.643 1.8002065.82
15Texas BT3699.6.906723-7.767 3.2861126.016
16Florida SE3121.8.895920-10.667 2.0001560.97
17Syracuse BE2864.1.890121-7.750 3.000954.7121
18Vanderbilt SE2805.5.888721-9.700 2.3331202.414
19Illinois TN2628.2.884124-6.800 4.000657.0538
20Cincinnati US2619.1.883824-6.800 4.000654.7939
21Wisconsin TN2570.5.882524-6.800 4.000642.6340
22South Carolina SE2525.1.881223-10.697 2.3001097.917
23Providence BE2370.3.876520-8.714 2.500948.1322
24Boston College BE2221.2.871623-9.719 2.556869.1626
25Kansas BT2185.0.870320-8.714 2.500873.9825
26Virginia AC2092.1.866917-12.586 1.4171476.89
27Florida State AC1839.5.856617-13.567 1.3081406.710
28Alabama SE1762.2.853017-12.586 1.4171243.913
29Memphis US1670.5.848421-7.750 3.000556.8246
30Texas Tech BT1642.9.847022-10.688 2.200746.7829
31Louisiana State SE1634.0.846518-10.643 1.800907.7823
32Georgia SE1621.8.845916-13.552 1.2311317.711
33Louisville US1560.5.842520-9.690 2.222702.2432
34Seton Hall BE1490.3.838519-9.679 2.111705.9431
35Charlotte US1370.5.830921-8.724 2.625522.1050
36Southern Illinois MV1310.6.826725-4.862 6.250209.69105
37DePaul US1225.1.820321-9.700 2.333525.0348
38Utah MW1214.7.819523-8.742 2.875422.5162
39Oklahoma BT1204.8.818719-10.655 1.900634.1141
40Arizona PT1161.8.815220-9.690 2.222522.8049
41Utah State BW1130.8.812624-3.889 8.000141.35125
42Tennessee SE1127.8.812315-13.536 1.154977.4420
43Notre Dame BE1127.4.812317-12.586 1.417795.8328
44Michigan State TN1108.4.810618-11.621 1.636677.3835
45Brigham Young MW1082.0.808219-8.704 2.375455.5856
46Alabama - Birmingham US1062.7.806420-9.690 2.222478.2155
47Xavier AT1040.2.804323-10.697 2.300452.2758
48Dayton AT1037.6.804024-8.750 3.000345.8675
49Colorado BT1001.6.800517-10.630 1.700589.1745
50Nevada WA994.92.799822-8.733 2.750361.7971
51Texas - El Paso WA928.81.792722-7.759 3.143295.5383
52Air Force MW924.14.792222-6.786 3.667252.0495
53Missouri BT910.37.790616-13.552 1.231739.6830
54Western Michigan MA877.07.786726-4.867 6.500134.93133
55Washington PT828.56.780619-11.633 1.727479.6954
56Iowa State BT787.67.775116-12.571 1.333590.7544
57Saint Louis US751.91.770018-12.600 1.500501.2752
58Michigan TN743.45.768818-11.621 1.636454.3357
59Richmond AT727.30.766420-12.625 1.667436.3861
60Clemson AC719.40.765110-18.357 0.5561294.912
61Auburn SE688.33.760214-14.500 1.000688.3334
62Central Florida AS666.66.756624-5.828 4.800138.89129
63Villanova BE660.87.755615-15.500 1.000660.8737
64Rice WA650.51.753821-10.677 2.100309.7681
65Rutgers BE648.73.753415-12.556 1.250518.9851
66Troy State AS648.50.753423-5.821 4.600140.98126
67Iowa TN586.57.741816-12.571 1.333439.9360
68West Virginia BE567.54.737915-13.536 1.154491.8653
69George Washington AT565.41.737418-11.621 1.636345.5376
70Marquette US560.89.736516-11.593 1.455385.6168
71Boise State WA558.84.736019-9.679 2.111264.7192
72Nebraska BT558.38.735916-12.571 1.333418.7963
73Oregon PT557.92.735815-12.556 1.250446.3459
74Mississippi SE540.29.732013-15.464 0.867623.4142
75Pacific BW537.05.731323-7.767 3.286163.45116
76Manhattan MT532.63.730324-5.828 4.800110.96149
77Purdue TN519.96.727417-13.567 1.308397.6266
78Indiana TN511.79.725514-15.483 0.933548.3547
79UNLV MW497.89.722117-12.586 1.417351.4673
80Murray State OV476.05.716725-5.833 5.00095.210164
81Arkansas SE452.33.710312-16.429 0.750603.1043
82Creighton MV440.70.707120-8.714 2.500176.28112
83Hawaii WA440.62.707118-11.621 1.636269.2789
84Northern Iowa MV436.99.706020-9.690 2.222196.65106
85East Tennessee State SO431.40.704424-5.828 4.80089.875172
86Belmont AS424.84.702520-8.714 2.500169.94113
87Rhode Island AT414.66.699419-12.613 1.583261.8993
88Virginia Commonwealth CA408.99.697723-7.767 3.286124.48138
89Virginia Tech BE394.95.693215-14.517 1.071368.6269
90Kent State MA379.44.688121-8.724 2.625144.55121
91Wichita State MV378.75.687920-10.667 2.000189.38108
92Northwestern TN371.72.685414-15.483 0.933398.2765
93Temple AT370.95.685215-13.536 1.154321.4978
94Illinois - Chicago HL362.02.682024-7.774 3.429105.59155
95California PT360.39.681413-15.464 0.867415.8364
96Kansas State BT350.05.677614-14.500 1.000350.0574
97Louisiana - Lafayette SB318.86.665418-8.692 2.250141.71124
98Southern California PT316.10.664213-15.464 0.867364.7370
99Ohio State TN298.35.656514-16.467 0.875340.9777
100Wisconsin - Milwaukee HL297.65.656218-10.643 1.800165.36115
101George Mason CA267.05.641521-9.700 2.333114.45147
102San Diego State MW266.15.641012-16.429 0.750354.8772
103Toledo MA265.25.640620-10.667 2.000132.63135
104Boston University AE264.29.640123-5.821 4.60057.455214
105Fresno State WA259.67.637713-15.464 0.867299.6282
106Georgia State AS256.39.635918-9.667 2.000128.20137
107Southwest Missouri State MV253.24.634219-14.576 1.357186.60109
108UCLA PT250.53.632711-17.393 0.647387.1867
109St. Mary's - California WC240.55.627116-12.571 1.333180.41110
110Washington State PT235.86.624412-16.429 0.750314.4879
111Georgetown BE218.42.613713-15.464 0.867252.0296
112Miami - Ohio MA216.98.612717-11.607 1.545140.40127
113Miami - Florida BE216.44.612413-16.448 0.813266.3891
114Detroit HL212.03.609519-11.633 1.727122.75141
115Colorado State MW208.75.607312-16.429 0.750278.3488
116Minnesota TN208.14.606912-18.400 0.667312.2180
117Texas Christian US207.63.606512-17.414 0.706294.1484
118Austin Peay OV198.57.600219-9.679 2.11194.060166
119East Carolina US196.43.598712-14.462 0.857229.1798
120Oregon State PT195.73.598211-16.407 0.688284.7086
121Southern Mississippi US194.39.597212-15.444 0.800242.9897
122New Mexico MW190.99.594712-14.462 0.857222.8299
123Louisiana Tech WA189.62.593713-15.464 0.867218.79100
124San Francisco WC183.36.588916-14.533 1.143160.44118
125Old Dominion CA175.99.583017-12.586 1.417124.23140
126Wyoming MW173.76.581211-17.393 0.647268.5390
127Arizona State PT167.83.576210-17.370 0.588285.3185
128Santa Clara WC166.21.574815-16.484 0.938177.29111
129Niagara MT163.50.572421-9.700 2.33370.070202
130College of Charleston SO163.12.572119-9.679 2.11177.267187
131Pepperdine WC158.07.567515-16.484 0.938168.61114
132Drexel CA157.14.566618-10.643 1.80087.298176
133Wisconsin - Green Bay HL154.27.564016-11.593 1.455106.06153
134Princeton IL152.43.562219-7.731 2.71456.160215
135IUPU Indianapolis MC150.20.560119-11.633 1.72786.960177
136Fairfield MT146.09.556019-11.633 1.72784.581181
137Southern Methodist WA143.39.553312-18.400 0.667215.08102
138Bradley MV139.58.549315-15.500 1.000139.58128
139California - Santa BarbaraBW132.35.541515-12.556 1.250105.88154
140Buffalo MA124.82.532917-12.586 1.41788.111175
141New Orleans SB124.30.532316-14.533 1.143108.76151
142Pennsylvania IL123.96.531917-10.630 1.70072.920195
143Penn State TN123.48.53139-19.321 0.474260.6794
144Georgia Southern SO123.08.530818-8.692 2.25054.700219
145Valparaiso MC119.05.525917-12.586 1.41784.036182
146Butler HL117.98.524615-14.517 1.071110.11150
147Eastern Washington SK117.67.524216-12.571 1.33388.250174
148Davidson SO117.22.523614-12.538 1.167100.48158
149Loyola Marymount WC116.07.522214-14.500 1.000116.07145
150Duquesne AT113.42.518712-17.414 0.706160.68117
151Chattanooga SO112.31.517316-11.593 1.45577.216188
152Tulane US112.07.516910-17.370 0.588190.51107
153Houston US108.54.51229-18.333 0.500217.08101
154Western Kentucky SB108.06.511513-13.500 1.000108.06152
155Vermont AE107.19.510322-8.733 2.75038.977243
156Oral Roberts MC106.52.509415-11.577 1.36478.112186
157Ball State MA104.40.506413-15.464 0.867120.46142
158St. Peter's MT102.13.503117-12.586 1.41772.093197
159Middle Tennessee State SB101.95.502915-12.556 1.25081.556185
160Delaware CA101.78.502616-12.571 1.33376.334190
161UNC Wilmington CA97.599.496415-15.500 1.00097.599161
162Portland WC97.136.495711-17.393 0.647150.12120
163Arkansas State SB96.935.495415-11.577 1.36471.086198
164Idaho BW96.312.494413-16.448 0.813118.54143
165Wright State HL95.619.493314-13.519 1.07788.789173
166Tulsa WA95.051.49249-20.310 0.450211.22104
167Drake MV94.596.491711-16.407 0.688137.59130
168Hofstra CA89.663.483714-15.483 0.93396.067162
169Marshall MA87.722.480412-17.414 0.706124.27139
170Denver SB84.874.475513-13.500 1.00084.874180
171Cal State - Northridge BW82.184.470713-16.448 0.813101.15157
172St. John's BE79.641.46606-21.222 0.286278.7487
173Centenary MC75.714.458414-12.538 1.16764.898208
174South Florida US74.937.45697-20.259 0.350214.10103
175Arkansas - Little Rock SB74.425.455914-12.538 1.16763.793210
176Akron MA71.770.450413-15.464 0.86782.812184
177New Mexico State SB70.706.448211-14.440 0.78689.989171
178Massachusetts AT70.636.448110-19.345 0.526134.21134
179Illinois State MV67.515.44139-19.321 0.474142.53122
180Monmouth NE67.099.440421-11.656 1.90935.147252
181Bowling Green MA66.289.438612-17.414 0.70693.910167
182Missouri - Kansas City MC66.014.438015-14.517 1.07161.613212
183Northeastern AE65.119.435917-11.607 1.54542.136238
184La Salle AT65.119.435910-20.333 0.500130.24136
185Rider MT64.789.435217-13.567 1.30849.545231
186Weber State SK64.157.433713-14.481 0.92969.092203
187Siena MT63.656.432614-16.467 0.87572.750196
188Cal Poly - San Luis ObispoBW63.391.431910-16.385 0.625101.43156
189Furman SO62.786.430514-12.538 1.16753.817220
190Mississippi Valley State SW62.753.430421-6.778 3.50017.929304
191Birmingham-Southern BS62.293.429318-7.720 2.57124.225276
192Lafayette PL60.110.424016-10.615 1.60037.569248
193California - Riverside BW58.740.420610-17.370 0.58899.857159
194California - Irvine BW56.210.414110-17.370 0.58895.558163
195Cal State - Fullerton BW54.963.410810-17.370 0.58893.437168
196Indiana State MV54.751.41029-19.321 0.474115.58146
197South Alabama SB53.150.405810-16.385 0.62585.041179
198Morehead State OV52.967.405313-13.500 1.00052.967223
199Northern Arizona SK51.871.402213-14.481 0.92955.861217
200St. Bonaventure AT51.318.40067-21.250 0.333153.95119
201Chicago State MC51.232.400411-20.355 0.55093.148169
202North Texas SB50.601.398611-15.423 0.73369.001204
203Maine AE50.244.397518-10.643 1.80027.913265
204Oakland MC48.431.392111-17.393 0.64774.848192
205Montana State SK48.186.391412-13.480 0.92352.201224
206Texas A&M Corpus Christi IN47.640.389711-11.500 1.00047.640232
207Stetson AS47.381.388910-15.400 0.66771.071199
208Sacramento State SK45.891.384311-15.423 0.73362.578211
209Liberty BS45.718.383717-14.548 1.21437.650247
210Evansville MV45.339.38257-22.241 0.318142.49123
211Mercer AS45.082.381711-18.379 0.61173.770194
212American PL44.912.381118-13.581 1.38532.436255
213Loyola - Chicago HL44.571.38009-20.310 0.45099.047160
214Eastern Michigan MA43.000.374810-15.400 0.66764.500209
215Stephen F. Austin State SL42.130.371817-9.654 1.88922.304289
216Southeast Louisiana SL41.855.370916-9.640 1.77823.544284
217Ohio University MA41.699.370310-20.333 0.50083.398183
218Iona MT40.728.366911-18.379 0.61166.646206
219Idaho State SK40.016.364411-18.379 0.61165.481207
220Baylor BT38.864.36027-20.259 0.350111.04148
221Fordham AT37.411.35476-22.214 0.273137.17131
222Texas - Pan American IN36.798.352410-14.417 0.71451.517228
223High Point BS36.707.352017-11.607 1.54523.752281
224Texas - San Antonio SL35.279.346416-12.571 1.33326.459269
225Lehigh PL34.947.345118-10.643 1.80019.415300
226Texas - Arlington SL34.813.344514-12.538 1.16729.840259
227Fairleigh Dickinson NE34.285.342316-12.571 1.33325.714270
228Jacksonville AS34.085.341511-15.423 0.73346.480235
229Western Carolina SO33.647.33979-15.375 0.60056.078216
230Southern Utah MC33.438.33888-18.308 0.44475.235191
231Northern Illinois MA32.183.33348-19.296 0.42176.436189
232Brown IL31.868.332113-13.500 1.00031.868257
233Tennessee Tech OV31.377.329910-15.400 0.66747.065234
234Montana SK31.330.32978-18.308 0.44470.492201
235San Jose State WA31.175.32905-22.185 0.227137.17132
236Winthrop BS30.993.328214-12.538 1.16726.565267
237Elon SO30.413.325610-18.357 0.55654.743218
238Portland State SK29.257.32029-16.360 0.56352.012225
239Canisius MT28.148.314910-19.345 0.52653.481221
240UNC Greensboro SO27.934.313810-17.370 0.58847.488233
241Binghamton AE27.497.311714-16.467 0.87531.425258
242Eastern Kentucky OV27.448.311412-15.444 0.80034.310253
243Holy Cross PL27.035.309313-14.481 0.92929.114261
244Yale IL26.667.307511-15.423 0.73336.364251
245St. Francis - NY NE26.642.307415-13.536 1.15423.089285
246Youngstown State HL26.181.30507-20.259 0.35074.803193
247Appalachian State SO25.887.30358-21.276 0.38167.952205
248Central Connecticut State NE24.001.293314-14.500 1.00024.001279
249Texas A&M BT23.610.29117-21.250 0.33370.831200
250Bucknell PL22.822.286612-15.444 0.80028.527262
251Jacksonville State OV22.712.286012-14.462 0.85726.497268
252Southeast Missouri State OV22.673.28589-16.360 0.56340.308242
253Samford OV22.480.28468-16.333 0.50044.960236
254Colgate PL21.946.281513-14.481 0.92923.634283
255Robert Morris NE20.809.274513-15.464 0.86724.010278
256Long Beach State BW20.590.27325-21.192 0.23886.477178
257Coastal Carolina BS19.820.268312-15.444 0.80024.775273
258Central Michigan MA19.610.26695-24.172 0.20894.127165
259South Carolina State ME18.888.262117-11.607 1.54512.222312
260Hartford AE18.349.258511-17.393 0.64728.358264
261Gardner-Webb AS17.969.25587-20.259 0.35051.339229
262Wagner NE17.855.255112-16.429 0.75023.807280
263St. Francis - PA NE17.844.255013-15.464 0.86720.590293
264William & Mary CA17.770.25457-21.250 0.33353.310222
265James Madison CA17.324.25137-21.250 0.33351.973226
266Tennessee - Martin OV17.070.24958-18.308 0.44438.407245
267Sacred Heart NE15.627.238712-15.444 0.80019.534299
268Alabama State SW15.319.236316-14.533 1.14313.404308
269Louisiana - Monroe SL15.251.23579-19.321 0.47432.196256
270Wofford SO15.136.23486-20.231 0.30050.454230
271Florida Atlantic AS15.001.23387-19.269 0.36840.718241
272McNeese State SL14.760.23188-16.333 0.50029.520260
273Southwest Texas State SL14.701.23139-14.391 0.64322.868287
274Towson CA14.676.23118-21.276 0.38138.525244
275Coppin State ME14.588.230418-14.563 1.28611.346315
276Cornell IL14.334.228310-16.385 0.62522.934286
277San Diego WC13.543.22173-26.103 0.115117.37144
278Mount St. Mary's NE12.767.214910-19.345 0.52624.258274
279Northwestern State SL12.593.21338-17.320 0.47126.760266
280Radford BS12.459.212110-16.385 0.62519.935298
281Sam Houston State SL12.447.21209-15.375 0.60020.745291
282Stony Brook AE12.122.209010-20.333 0.50024.243275
283Columbia IL11.736.20549-17.346 0.52922.168290
284Marist MT11.694.20506-22.214 0.27342.877237
285Tennessee State OV11.168.19996-20.231 0.30037.226249
286New Hampshire AE10.288.191110-20.333 0.50020.575294
287UNC Asheville BS9.9457.18757-20.259 0.35028.416263
288Lamar SL9.8868.18697-18.280 0.38925.423271
289Jackson State SW9.8580.186612-17.414 0.70613.966307
290Texas Southern SW9.5173.182913-15.464 0.86710.982317
291Delaware State ME9.5134.182913-15.464 0.86710.977318
292Lipscomb AS9.0612.17785-21.192 0.23838.057246
293Hampton ME8.8237.175213-17.433 0.76511.539314
294Alabama A&M SW8.7474.174313-16.448 0.81310.766319
295Florida A&M ME8.7022.173814-16.467 0.8759.9454320
296Long Island NE8.6446.17318-19.296 0.42120.531295
297Maryland - Baltimore Co. AE8.0503.16607-21.250 0.33324.151277
298Alcorn State SW7.9499.164811-18.379 0.61113.009309
299Southern SW7.6273.160811-16.407 0.68811.094316
300IUPU Fort Wayne IN7.5553.15992-24.077 0.08390.664170
301Eastern Illinois OV6.8103.15024-20.167 0.20034.051254
302Quinnipiac NE6.4960.14607-20.259 0.35018.560302
303Western Illinois MC6.4876.14593-24.111 0.12551.901227
304Grambling SW6.4803.14589-18.333 0.50012.961310
305The Citadel SO5.9640.13853-21.125 0.14341.748239
306Morgan State ME5.7538.135411-16.407 0.6888.3692321
307Florida International SB5.5947.13303-22.120 0.13641.028240
308Norfolk State ME4.9385.122812-16.429 0.7506.5846326
309Cleveland State HL4.7107.11912-25.074 0.08058.884213
310Campbell AS4.6360.11793-24.111 0.12537.088250
311Albany AE4.4493.11475-23.179 0.21720.467296
312Prairie View A&M SW4.2303.11097-20.259 0.35012.086313
313Savannah State IN4.1156.10894-23.148 0.17423.665282
314VMI BS4.0658.10804-22.154 0.18222.362288
315Harvard IL3.5895.09934-23.148 0.17420.640292
316Charleston Southern BS3.2724.09314-22.154 0.18217.998303
317Army PL2.8995.08554-21.160 0.19015.222306
318Maryland - Eastern Shore ME2.6656.08058-21.276 0.3816.9972324
319Bethune-Cookman ME2.5432.07798-21.276 0.3816.6759325
320Navy PL2.4399.07553-23.115 0.13018.706301
321Howard ME2.0721.06696-22.214 0.2737.5975323
322Nicholls State SL1.9340.06352-21.087 0.09520.307297
323Dartmouth IL1.3685.04852-24.077 0.08316.422305
324North Carolina A&T ME.94247.03573-25.107 0.1207.8539322
325Loyola - Maryland MT.92978.03531-27.036 0.03725.104272
326Arkansas - Pine Bluff SW.48767.01991-26.037 0.03812.679311

Conference ratings

RkConferenceBSWPTmsTop Team
1Atlantic Coast Conference (AC).90009Duke (4)
2Southeastern Conference (SE).856312Kentucky (5)
3Big East Conference (BE).782014Pittsburgh (7)
4Big XII Conference (BT).742712Oklahoma State (8)
5Big Ten Conference (TN).736411Illinois (19)
6Pacific-10 Conference (PT).714310Stanford (1)
7Conference USA (US).710414Cincinnati (20)
8Mountain West Conference (MW).70018Utah (38)
9Western Athletic Conference (WA).643510Nevada (50)
10Atlantic 10 Conference (AT).640312St. Joseph's (2)
11Missouri Valley Conference (MV).586110Southern Illinois (36)
12West Coast Conference (WC).57148Gonzaga (3)
13Big West Conference (BW).500110Utah State (41)
14Mid-American Conference (MA).498613Western Michigan (54)
15Horizon League (HL).48109Illinois - Chicago (94)
16Colonial Athletic Association (CA).470010Virginia Commonwealth (88)
17Sun Belt Conference (SB).455411Louisiana - Lafayette (97)
18Atlantic Sun Conference (AS).429311Central Florida (62)
19Mid-Continent Conference (MC).41679IUPU Indianapolis (135)
20Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MT).412810Manhattan (76)
21Southern Conference (SO).408112East Tennessee State (85)
22Big Sky Conference (SK).39148Eastern Washington (147)
23Ohio Valley Conference (OV).342411Murray State (80)
24America East Conference (AE).318510Boston University (104)
25Ivy League (IL).28488Princeton (134)
26Patriot League (PL).26868Lafayette (192)
27Northeast Conference (NE).259911Monmouth (180)
28Big South Conference (BS).25659Birmingham-Southern (191)
29Independent (IN).25044Texas A&M Corpus Christi (206)
30Southland Conference (SL).247511Stephen F. Austin State (215)
31Southwestern Athletic Conference (SW).172210Mississippi Valley State (190)
32Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (ME).128911South Carolina State (259)

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