NCAA basketball Division I teams are ranked by their win-loss record in the standings of their respective conference during an NCAA season. These standings are easy to read, once you understand what the symbols and numbers mean.
College basketball standings are useful because they provide a lot of information at a glance, namely how a team has performed during the course of a season. They also highlight specific metrics, such as their results against other teams in their conference or at home or on the road. The following categories are typically included in NCAAB standings:
W: The number of matches a team has won.
L: The number of matches a team has lost.
PCT: A team's win percentage.
GB: The number of games fewer the team have won to the conference leader.
CONF: A team’s record against the other teams in their conference.
HOME: A team’s record in their matches at their home arena.
AWAY: A team’s record in matches on the road.
STRK: The current number of consecutive wins or losses a team has. For instance, W4 means that a team has won its last four games, while L5 means that a team has lost its last five games.