The Pi-Rate Ratings

November 19, 2012

PiRate Ratings For College Football: November 20-24, 2012

Will There Be 70?

Sunday, the University of Miami self-imposed a bowl ban, and with that the Hurricanes will not be eligible for the ACC Championship Game.

 

That brings to four the number of bowl eligible teams that will not be in bowls this year—Ohio State, Penn State, North Carolina, and Miami.

 

This presents a problem for the bowls.  With 35 bowls, 70 bowl-eligible teams are required.  As of today, only 63 teams are bowl eligible.  Additionally, Georgia Tech could now be looking at a 6-7 record if they lose to Georgia this week and Florida State in the ACC Championship Game next week.  The Yellow Jackets would be allowed to go bowling, just like UCLA last year.

 

Let’s take a look at the conference-by-conference bowl outlook.

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Florida State is virtually assured of going to the Orange Bowl.  The Seminoles wrapped up the Atlantic Division title with a win over Maryland, who has started as many quarterbacks as they have jersey combinations.  FSU can play spoiler this week when they host rival Florida.  A win over the Gators could keep Florida out of a possible National Championship Game (Georgia would have to lose to Georgia Tech and beat Alabama, or Alabama would have to lose to Auburn and beat Georgia).

 

Clemson appeared to be a lock for a BCS at-large bowl bid if they beat South Carolina, but now that is not so certain.  In fact, it is unlikely, unless Oklahoma loses another game.  The Tigers must root for UCLA to pull off another upset and beat Stanford this week and then lose to Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game.  If Oregon isn’t in the Rose Bowl, they will be in another BCS Bowl, and that will not leave a bid for an 11-1 Clemson team.  Of course, CU has to beat South Carolina, and that is not a given.

 

North Carolina State is the only other bowl eligible team from the Atlantic Division.  Wake Forest is 5-6, and the Deacons must win at home against 7-4 Vanderbilt this week to become bowl eligible.  Vandy beat Wake last year 41-7.

 

With Miami and North Carolina both out of the picture, the ACC faces the same dilemma as the Big Ten.  The Coastal Division will send the number three team to the title game.  Georgia Tech will probably be 6-6 and playing in that game.

 

Duke is bowl eligible, and the Blue Devils are staring at a 6-6 record and four consecutive losses to end the regular season.  Virginia Tech is 5-6 and defeat Virginia this weekend to make it to a bowl.

 

If the Hokies and Deacons fail to win this week, and if Clemson sneaks into a BCS Bowl game, the ACC is going to fall four teams short in its bowl responsibilities.  That would force the Belk, Music City, Independence, and Military bowls to find at-large entries.  We think VT will win this week, while Wake Forest loses.  We are going to be generous to the ACC bowl tie-ins and say that Clemson will not receive a BCS at-large bowl bid.  That leaves the league just two bowls short this year.

 

Thanks to Under Armor, it looks like Maryland could be leaving the ACC for the Big Ten.  Will the Terps continue their trend of multiplicity?

 

BOWLS

1. BCS (Orange): Florida State

2. Chick-fil-A: Clemson

3. Russell Athletic: North Carolina St.

4. Sun: Georgia Tech

5. Belk: Virginia Tech

6. Music City: Duke

7. Independence: None Available

8. Military: None Available

 

Big East Conference

There are four bowl eligible teams for six bowl tie-ins, but at least the Big East still has a chance to fill the fifth and sixth bowls (we believe they will not fill those slots).

 

Rutgers and Louisville are the two contenders for the automatic BCS Bowl bid, and the winner of their November 29 game will become the last team chosen in the BCS Bowl pecking order (The Orange Bowl).  By the way, if Maryland leaves the ACC for the Big Ten, it looks like Rutgers will leave the Big East and join the Terps.

 

Cincinnati and Syracuse are the other two bowl eligible teams.  Syracuse is almost a lock to play in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.  Connecticut, Pittsburgh, and Temple can still get to 6-6 and become bowl eligible, but we cannot see any of this trio winning out.  UConn finishes at Louisville and at home with Cincinnati.  Pitt hosts Rutgers and closes at South Florida.  Temple has the best chance, but the Owls have to upset Syracuse Friday and then hope they can get a waiver at 5-6 because they did not get to schedule a 12th game.  Their proposed hastily-scheduled game against Hawaii was called off.

 

BOWLS

1. BCS (Orange): Rutgers

2. Russell Athletic: Louisville

3. Belk: Cincinnati

4. Pinstripe: Syracuse

5. BBVA Compass: None Available

6. Beef O’Brady’s: None Available

 

Big Ten Conference

Ohio State could still earn part of a national championship.  If the Buckeyes thrash Michigan this weekend, and then Notre Dame loses (and probably Alabama loses in the SEC Championship Game), Ohio State could earn the Associated Press National Championship.

 

The Rose Bowl will be just another game this year, because the best team will not be there.  At best, an 11-2 Nebraska team will represent the league.  At worst, an 8-5 Wisconsin team will sneak into Pasadena.

 

Along with the Cornhuskers and Badgers, Michigan, Northwestern, and Minnesota are bowl eligible.  Michigan State must win at Minnesota this week to become bowl eligible, and this is an iffy proposition.  Purdue must beat Indiana, and this is also an iffy proposition.  If both teams lose, then there is virtually no chance there will be 70 teams with 6-6 records or better.

 

BOWLS

1. BCS (Rose): Nebraska

2. Capital One: Michigan

3. Outback: Northwestern

4. Buffalo Wild Wings: Wisconsin

5. Gator: Michigan St.

6. Meineke Car Care of Texas: Minnesota

7. Heart of Dallas: Purdue

8. Little Caesar’s: None Available

 

Big 12 Conference

Ouch!  Kansas State was so close, and now they can only hope for a Fiesta Bowl bid.  The Wildcats must still beat Texas, and the Longhorns’ defense has improved a lot since the Oklahoma game.

 

Oklahoma will steal an at-large bid away from any non-SEC 11-1 teams if the Sooners beat Oklahoma State and TCU to finish 10-2.

 

With Baylor’s big upset, it looks like nine of the ten members will become bowl eligible.  However, it has not yet happened.  West Virginia has lost five games in a row after starting 5-0.  The Mountaineers still have games at Iowa State and at home against Kansas, and losing to the Jayhawks would be an astronomical upset.  Baylor plays Texas Tech at Cowboys Stadium and finishes at home against Oklahoma State.  We think the Bears will get that sixth win this weekend at the Jerry Dome.

 

BOWLS

1. BCS (Fiesta): Kansas St.

2. BCS At-Large (Sugar): Oklahoma

3. Cotton: Texas

4. Alamo: Oklahoma St.

5. Buffalo Wild Wings: Texas Tech

6. Holiday: T C U

7. Meineke Car Care of Texas: Baylor

8. Pinstripe: West Virginia

9. Heart of Dallas: Iowa St.

 

Conference USA

Tulsa beat Central Florida Saturday by two points, and it looks like the two teams will do it again in the CUSA Championship Game.  If UCF loses at home to UAB this week, and East Carolina beats Marshall, then ECU would win the East, but we give that about a 2% chance of happening.

 

Tulsa, UCF, and ECU are the only bowl eligible teams, but there are three 5-6 teams with a chance to become bowl eligible.  Marshall would have to win at ECU.  SMU would have to upset Tulsa.  Neither one of those scenarios looks all that promising.  However, the third team, Rice, has a legitimate shot to get their sixth win this week.  The Owls were given up for dead at 1-5 after losing to Memphis.  It was almost a given that Rice would be looking to make a coaching change.  Then, the Owls got hot.  They beat a decent UTSA team by 20 in a non-conference match, and then they gave Tulsa a real scare, losing late.  Since that loss, Rice has won three straight games, while averaging 43 points per game.  If the Owls beat UTEP this week, they are going bowling.

 

BOWLS

1. Liberty: Central Florida (beats Tulsa in a rematch)

2. Hawaii: Tulsa

3. Armed Forces: Rice

4. Beef O’Brady’s: East Carolina

5. New Orleans: None Available

 

Independents

Notre Dame could not ask for a better setup.  The Irish are one win away from going to the National Championship Game, and they face a Southern Cal team that will not have Matt Barkley available.

 

Brigham Young and Navy are already set in their games.  Army is not bowl eligible this year, so there will be one more bowl looking for an at-large team.

 

BOWLS

1. BCS (National Championship Game): Notre Dame

2. Poinsettia: Brigham Young (has already accepted this bid)

3. Kraft Fight Hunger: Navy (has already accepted this bid)

4. Military: None Available

 

Mid-American Conference

With Miami of Florida dropping out of the bowl picture, the MAC could now send an unheard of seven teams to bowls.  Six are already bowl eligible, and a seventh should become so this week.

 

Kent State and Northern Illinois have already clinched spots in the MAC Championship Game, and if Kent State wins, there is an outside shot that the Golden Flashes could sneak into the BCS Bowl picture.  Wisconsin or Georgia Tech would have to win a conference championship game, and then Kent State would have to move up to number 16 in the BCS rankings.  Kent State has games with Ohio U and Northern Illinois remaining and could move up a couple spots with wins in those games.  However, that would still leave them short.  The Flashes are number 23 in the BCS poll and would need losses from multiple teams including Boise State, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Michigan, Rutgers, UCLA, and Texas.

 

Outside of the top two in the MAC, Toledo, Bowling Green, Ohio U, and Ball State can pretty much make plans to play after December 20.  If Central Michigan upends UMass this week (which they should), the Chippewas could be the beneficiary of the seventh MAC bowl bid and become the only 6-6 at-large team available.

 

BOWLS

1. Little Caesar’s: Kent St.

2. GoDaddy.com: Toledo (gets bid over NIU which went there last year)

3. Famous Idaho Potato: Northern Illinois

4. BBVA Compass (at-large): Ball St.

5. Beef O’Brady’s (at-large): Ohio U

6. Military (at-large): Bowling Green

7. Independence (at-large): Central Michigan

 

Mountain West Conference

The MWC has five bowl tie-ins and five available teams.  Unfortunately, there will be no BCS at-large bowl bids available (although Boise State still has a remote chance).

 

We are more than likely looking at a three-way tie for the conference championship, so the MAACO Bowl can choose from among three teams.

 

BOWLS

1. MAACO: Boise St.

2. Poinsettia: Fresno St.

3. Hawaii: San Diego St.

4. Armed Forces: Air Force (has already accepted this bid)

5. New Mexico: Nevada

 

Pac-12 Conference

Oregon’s loss may be bittersweet for this league.  While the Ducks are almost assured of missing out of the national title game and possibly eliminated from the conference title game, they will get an at-large BCS Bowl bid.

 

If Stanford beats UCLA this week, they will play them again the following week for the Pac-12 title.  The winner of that game would earn the Rose Bowl, and Oregon would almost be a guarantee for the Fiesta Bowl.

 

Five other teams are bowl eligible.  Oregon State is looking at a 9-3 season, while Arizona and Washington could both be 8-4.  All three teams would move ahead of USC, which should finish 7-5.  Arizona State is the eighth Pac-12 bowl team.

 

BOWLS

1. BCS (Rose): Stanford

2. BCS At-large (Fiesta): Oregon

3. Alamo: UCLA

4. Holiday: Oregon St.

5. Sun: Arizona

6: MAACO: Washington

7. Kraft Fight Hunger: Southern Cal

8. New Mexico: Arizona St.

 

Southeastern Conference

It sounds like a horror movie, where you think the beast has been killed, but it always comes back for the sequel.  Yes, the winner of the Alabama-Georgia game is almost a lock to play in the National Championship Game.  And if the unthinkable happens and Notre Dame loses to Southern Cal, a Florida win over Florida State would put the Gators in the National Championship Game against the SEC Championship Game winner.  Can you imagine a Florida-Georgia title game?  It would be like Major League Baseball finding a way to put the Yankees and Red Sox in the World Series when both teams won 100 games.

 

The big question here is who gets the second BCS Bowl bid if Florida loses to Florida State and the Gators, LSU, and Texas A&M all have two losses?  Throw in South Carolina if the Gamecocks upend Clemson.

 

With Arkansas and Tennessee losing this past weekend, the SEC will not furnish enough teams to its allocated bowls.  Missouri and Ole Miss lost as well, and we don’t see both teams winning this week to become bowl eligible.  At best, just Ole Miss will get to 6-6 in an upset at home against Mississippi State.  If the Rebels lose, then we believe there will not be 70 bowl eligible teams when all is said and done.

 

BOWLS

1. BCS (National Championship Game): Alabama

2. BCS (Sugar): Texas A&M (If FSU beats UF, Johnny Football wins out)

3. Capital One: Georgia

4. Outback: Florida

5. Cotton: L S U

6. Chick-fil-A: South Carolina

7. Gator: Mississippi St.

8. Music City: Vanderbilt

9: Liberty: Ole Miss

10. BBVA Compass: None Available

11. Independence: None Available

 

Sunbelt Conference

It is now almost a given that this league will send five teams to bowls.  They have two automatic bowl tie-ins and two more supplemental bowl tie-ins, but in order to fit all 70 teams into bowls and not force teams from the same conference to play in a bowl, we think that one of those supplemental bowl tie-ins will defer to a tertiary bowl agreement and send an SBC team to another bowl altogether.  It sounds complicated, but here goes.

 

The champion goes to the New Orleans Bowl, and a second team goes to the GoDaddy.com Bowl.  The league has secondary bowl agreements with the Little Caesar’s and Beef O’Brady’s Bowls.  However, the MAC has a tertiary agreement with the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl, and in order to avoid two MAC teams from playing each other in a bowl, BOB Bowl will need to invite a MAC team over an SBC team.

 

Troy still has a chance to become bowl eligible at 6-6, if the Trojans can win at Middle Tennessee this week.  The Blue Raiders are still in contention for the SBC Championship; they face Arkansas State in Jonesboro in two weeks.

 

BOWLS

1. New Orleans: Arkansas St.

2. GoDaddy.com: UL-Monroe

3. Little Caesar’s (at-large): Middle Tennessee

4. Independence (at-large): UL-Lafayette

5. BBVA Compass (at-large): Western Kentucky

 

Western Athletic Conference

Louisiana Tech’s loss to Utah State removes the Bulldogs from any BCS at-large bowl talk as well as the conference championship bowl bid to the field of blue.  Utah State now gets the invitation to Boise.

 

San Jose State is the third bowl eligible team in the WAC’s final year as a football conference.  UT-San Antonio is deserving of a bowl if they defeat Texas State to finish 8-4.  There is a bylaw in the bowl rules that would allow UTSA to become bowl eligible as a first-year FBS member.  The Roadrunners would be ahead of any 5-7 teams if not enough teams win six games.  They would not take precedence over a 6-7 team, and the rules have not established how to handle a 5-6 Temple team.

 

BOWLS

1. Famous Idaho Potato: Utah St.

2. New Orleans (at-large): Louisiana Tech

3. Military (at-large): San Jose St.

 

Here are this week’s complete bowl projections.

 

Bowl Conference Team Conference Team
New Mexico MWC # 4/5 Nevada Pac12 #7 / WAC Arizona St.
Famous Idaho Potato MAC #3 Northern Illinois WAC #1/2 Utah St.
Poinsettia MWC #2 Fresno St. BYU/WAC B Y U √
Beef O’Brady’s Big East #6 (Ohio U) C-USA #2-5 (4) East Carolina
New Orleans Sunbelt #1 Arkansas St. C-USA #2-5 (5) (Louisiana Tech)
MAACO MWC #1 Boise St. Pac 12 #5 Washington
Hawaii MWC #3/Hawaii San Diego St. C-USA #2-5 (2) Tulsa
Little Caesar’s Pizza Big 10 #8 (Middle Tenn.) MAC #1 Kent St.
Military ACC #8 (Bowling Green) Army/CUSA (San Jose St.)
Belk ACC #5 Virginia Tech Big East #3 Cincinnati
Holiday Pac 12 #3 Oregon St. Big 12 #5 T C U
Independence ACC #6/7 (7) (Central Michigan) SEC #10 (UL-Lafayette)
Russell Athletic Big East #2 Louisville ACC #3 North Carolina St.
Meineke Car Care Big 12 #6 Baylor Big 10 #6 Minnesota
Armed Forces C-USA #3 Rice MWC #4-5 Air Force-√
Kraft Fight Hunger Pac 12 #6 Southern Cal Navy/ACC Navy √
Pinstripe Big East #4 Syracuse Big 12 #7 West Va.
Alamo Big 12 #3 Oklahoma St. Pac 12 #2 U C L A
Buffalo Wild Wings Big 12 #4 Texas Tech Big 10 #4 or 5 Wisconsin
Music City SEC # 7 Vanderbilt ACC #6 Duke
Sun ACC #4 Georgia Tech Pac 12 #4 Arizona
Liberty SEC#8-9/BigEast Ole Miss C-USA #1 Central Florida
Chick-fil-A SEC #5 South Carolina ACC #2 Clemson
Heart of Dallas Big 10 #7 Purdue Big 12 #8 Iowa St.
Gator Big 10 #4 or 5 Michigan St. SEC #6 Mississippi St.
Capital One Big 10 #2 Michigan SEC #2 Georgia
Outback SEC #3 or 4 Florida Big 10 #3 Northwestern
Rose BCS Pac12 Stanford BCS Big 10 Nebraska
Orange BCS ACC Florida St. BCS At-Large Rutgers
Sugar BCS SEC Texas A&M BCS At-Large Oklahoma
Fiesta BCS Big 12 Kansas St. BCS At-Large Oregon
Cotton Big 12 #2 Texas SEC #3 or 4 L S U
BBVA Compass Big East#5/CUSA (Ball St.) SEC #8 or 9 (Western Ky.)
GoDaddy.com Sunbelt # 2 UL-Monroe MAC #2 Toledo
National Championship *** BCS #1 *** Notre Dame *** BCS #2 *** Alabama
√ = Team has already accepted bowl invitation      

 

Here are this week’s PiRate Ratings

 

PiRate Regular

P i R a t e
# Team PiRate
1 Alabama 132.0
2 Oregon   130.9
3 Kansas St. 127.5
4 Oklahoma 127.3
5 Texas A&M 127.0
6 Oklahoma St. 125.1
7 Notre Dame 124.4
8 L S U   124.4
9 Florida St. 124.1
10 Georgia 123.4
11 South Carolina 121.5
12 Clemson   121.1
13 Stanford 119.6
14 Texas 119.1
15 U S C 118.7
16 Florida 117.8
17 Oregon St. 116.2
18 Nebraska 115.9
19 U C L A 115.5
20 Baylor 115.3
21 Michigan 114.7
22 Ohio St. 114.5
23 Wisconsin   114.1
24 T C U 112.4
25 B Y U 112.2
26 Vanderbilt 111.4
27 Washington 111.0
28 West Virginia 110.8
29 Arizona 110.7
30 Mississippi St. 110.5
31 Iowa St. 110.3
32 Arizona St. 109.3
33 Penn St. 109.1
34 Michigan St. 109.1
35 Texas Tech 108.8
36 North Carolina 108.4
37 Missouri 108.4
38 Ole Miss 107.4
39 Tennessee 107.2
40 Rutgers 107.1
41 Utah 107.1
42 Northwestern 107.0
43 Georgia Tech 107.0
44 Boise St. 106.8
45 Central Florida 105.7
46 Tulsa 105.4
47 Syracuse 105.4
48 Utah St. 104.7
49 Northern Illinois   104.1
50 Fresno St. 104.0
51 Miami-FL 103.9
52 Louisiana Tech   103.9
53 Virginia Tech 103.6
54 North Carolina St. 103.3
55 Cincinnati 102.7
56 Louisville 101.9
57 San Jose St. 101.9
58 Pittsburgh 101.2
59 Arkansas 101.2
60 San Diego St. 100.2
61 Ball St. 100.0
62 California 99.6
63 Auburn 99.3
64 Purdue 99.1
65 Kent St. 98.4
66 Toledo 98.2
67 South Florida 97.8
68 Arkansas St. 97.7
69 Minnesota 97.4
70 Kansas 97.2
71 Duke 97.0
72 Iowa 96.4
73 Virginia 96.0
74 Boston College 95.9
75 Connecticut 95.8
76 Bowling Green 95.7
77 Louisiana-Monroe 95.3
78 UL-Lafayette 95.2
79 Nevada 94.9
80 S M U 94.8
81 Maryland 94.6
82 East Carolina 94.1
83 Indiana 93.0
84 Western Kentucky 92.4
85 Navy 92.1
86 Washington St. 92.0
87 Wake Forest 91.3
88 Rice 91.2
89 Illinois 90.3
90 Ohio U 90.2
91 Western Michigan 89.7
92 Temple 89.6
93 Kentucky 89.6
94 Houston 89.5
95 Troy 89.0
96 Air Force 88.8
97 U T E P 88.6
98 Marshall 88.2
99 Wyoming 87.9
100 Middle Tennessee 86.6
101 Buffalo 85.4
102 Central Michigan 85.0
103 North Texas 85.0
104 Florida International 84.5
105 Army 84.3
106 Miami (O) 84.0
107 Colorado St. 83.4
108 U A B 83.0
109 New Mexico 82.7
110 Southern Mississippi   82.6
111 UNLV 82.3
112 Eastern Michigan 81.7
113 Texas St. 80.1
114 Memphis 79.9
115 Florida Atlantic 79.9
116 Colorado 78.5
117 U T S A 77.1
118 Tulane 75.9
119 Hawaii 75.9
120 South Alabama 74.7
121 Idaho 73.7
122 Akron 72.8
123 New Mexico St. 72.2
124 Massachusetts 68.8

 

PiRate Vintage

V i n t a g e
# Team Vintage
1 Alabama 127.5
2 Georgia  127.0
3 Oregon 125.5
4 Notre Dame 125.0
5 Ohio St. 124.5
6 Stanford 124.5
7 Texas A&M 124.0
8 L S U 123.5
9 Florida St. 123.0
10 Florida  122.0
11 Kansas St. 121.5
12 Clemson 120.0
13 South Carolina 120.0
14 Nebraska 120.0
15 Oklahoma 120.0
16 Michigan 118.0
17 Oklahoma St. 117.0
18 Oregon St. 116.5
19 U C L A 116.5
20 Washington 114.5
21 Texas 114.0
22 Vanderbilt 113.5
23 Southern Cal 113.0
24 Penn St. 112.0
25 Northwestern 112.0
26 Mississippi St. 111.5
27 Wisconsin 111.5
28 B Y U 111.0
29 San Diego St. 110.5
30 Boise St. 109.5
31 T C U 109.0
32 Michigan St. 109.0
33 Rutgers 108.5
34 Arizona 108.5
35 Ole Miss 108.5
36 Baylor 108.0
37 Louisville 107.5
38 Fresno St. 107.5
39 North Carolina St. 107.5
40 Utah St. 107.0
41 West Virginia 106.0
42 Kent St. 105.5
43 Cincinnati 105.5
44 Miami 105.5
45 Arizona St. 105.5
46 Texas Tech 105.5
47 North Carolina 105.0
48 Georgia Tech 105.0
49 Virginia Tech 105.0
50 Missouri 105.0
51 Northern Illinois 104.5
52 Utah 104.5
53 Iowa St. 104.0
54 Syracuse 103.5
55 Louisiana Tech 103.5
56 San Jose St. 103.5
57 Tulsa 102.5
58 Central Florida 102.5
59 Arkansas 102.0
60 Minnesota 100.0
61 Nevada 100.0
62 Virginia 100.0
63 Arkansas St. 99.5
64 Bowling Green 99.0
65 Ball St. 99.0
66 Duke 98.5
67 Tennessee 98.5
68 Boston College 98.0
69 Purdue 97.5
70 Auburn 96.5
71 California 96.0
72 Toledo 95.5
73 Kansas 95.5
74 Navy 95.0
75 East Carolina 95.0
76 Pittsburgh 94.5
77 Wake Forest 94.5
78 Ohio U 94.0
79 Indiana 94.0
80 Temple 93.5
81 Maryland 93.5
82 UL-Lafayette 93.0
83 Middle Tennessee 93.0
84 UL-Monroe 92.5
85 Iowa 92.5
86 Illinois 92.5
87 Rice 92.0
88 Air Force 92.0
89 South Florida 92.0
90 Kentucky 92.0
91 Connecticut 91.0
92 S M U 90.0
93 Western Kentucky 89.5
94 Buffalo 88.5
95 Central Michigan 88.5
96 Troy 88.0
97 Wyoming 88.0
98 Colorado 88.0
99 Colorado St. 87.5
100 Marshall 87.0
101 Army 87.0
102 Washington St. 87.0
103 U T S A 86.5
104 U N L V 86.5
105 New Mexico 85.5
106 Miami (O) 85.5
107 Memphis 85.0
108 Texas St. 85.0
109 Houston 83.5
110 Western Michigan 83.5
111 U A B 83.0
112 U T E P 83.0
113 Eastern Michigan 82.0
114 Florida Int’l 81.5
115 Florida Atlantic 80.0
116 North Texas 78.0
117 Hawaii 78.0
118 Tulane 76.5
119 Massachusetts 76.5
120 South Alabama 75.5
121 Akron 75.5
122 Idaho 75.5
123 Southern Miss. 75.0
124 New Mexico St. 70.5

 

PiRate Ratings By Conference

Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Florida St. 7-1 10-1 124.1 123.0
Clemson   7-1 10-1 121.1 120.0
North Carolina St. 3-4 6-5 103.3 107.5
Boston College 1-6 2-9 95.9 98.0
Maryland 2-5 4-7 94.6 93.5
Wake Forest 3-5 5-6 91.3 94.5
         
Coastal Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
North Carolina 4-3 7-4 108.4 105.0
Georgia Tech 5-3 6-5 107.0 105.0
Miami-FL 4-3 7-4 103.9 105.5
Virginia Tech 3-4 5-6 103.6 105.0
Duke 3-4 6-5 97.0 98.5
Virginia 2-5 4-7 96.0 100.0
         
         
Conference Means 104.24   103.85 104.6

 

Big East Conference
         
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Rutgers 5-0 9-1 107.1 108.5
Syracuse 4-2 6-5 105.4 103.5
Cincinnati 3-2 7-3 102.7 105.5
Louisville 4-1 9-1 101.9 107.5
Pittsburgh 1-4 4-6 101.2 94.5
South Florida 1-4 3-7 97.8 92.0
Connecticut 1-4 4-6 95.8 91.0
Temple 2-4 4-6 89.6 93.5
         
         
Conference Means 99.8438   100.19 99.5

 

Big Ten
         
Leaders Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Ohio St. 7-0 11-0 114.5 124.5
Wisconsin   4-3 7-4 114.1 111.5
Penn St. 5-2 7-4 109.1 112.0
Purdue 2-5 5-6 99.1 97.5
Indiana 2-5 4-7 93.0 94.0
Illinois 0-7 2-9 90.3 92.5
         
Legends Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Nebraska 6-1 9-2 115.9 120.0
Michigan 6-1 8-3 114.7 118.0
Michigan St. 2-5 5-6 109.1 109.0
Northwestern 4-3 8-3 107.0 112.0
Minnesota 2-5 6-5 97.4 100.0
Iowa 2-5 4-7 96.4 92.5
         
Conference Means 106.004   105.05 107.0

 

Big 12
         
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Kansas St. 7-1 10-1 127.5 121.5
Oklahoma 6-1 8-2 127.3 120.0
Oklahoma St. 5-2 7-3 125.1 117.0
Texas 5-2 8-2 119.1 114.0
Baylor 2-5 5-5 115.3 108.0
T C U 3-4 6-4 112.4 109.0
West Virginia 2-5 5-5 110.8 106.0
Iowa St. 3-5 6-5 110.3 104.0
Texas Tech 4-4 7-4 108.8 105.5
Kansas 0-8 1-10 97.2 95.5
         
         
Conference Means 112.715   115.38 110.1

 

Conference USA
East Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Central Florida 6-1 8-3 105.7 102.5
East Carolina 6-1 7-4 94.1 95.0
Marshall 4-3 5-6 88.2 87.0
U A B 2-5 3-8 83.0 83.0
Southern Mississippi   0-7 0-11 82.6 75.0
Memphis 3-4 3-8 79.9 85.0
         
West Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Tulsa 7-0 9-2 105.4 102.5
S M U 4-3 5-6 94.8 90.0
Rice 3-4 5-6 91.2 92.0
Houston 3-4 4-7 89.5 83.5
U T E P 2-5 3-8 88.6 83.0
Tulane 2-5 2-9 75.9 76.5
         
         
Conference Means 88.9125   89.91 87.9

 

Independents
         
Team   Overall Rating Vintage
Notre Dame   11-0 124.4 125.0
B Y U   6-5 112.2 111.0
Navy   7-4 92.1 95.0
Army   2-9 84.3 87.0
         
         
Conference Means 103.875   103.25 104.5

 

Mid American Conference
East Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Kent St. 7-0 10-1 98.4 105.5
Bowling Green 5-2 7-4 95.7 99.0
Ohio U 4-3 8-3 90.2 94.0
Buffalo 3-4 4-7 85.4 88.5
Miami (O) 3-4 4-7 84.0 85.5
Akron 0-7 1-10 72.8 75.5
Massachusetts 1-6 1-10 68.8 76.5
         
West Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Northern Illinois   7-0 10-1 104.1 104.5
Ball St. 5-2 8-3 100.0 99.0
Toledo 5-2 8-3 98.2 95.5
Western Michigan 2-6 4-8 89.7 83.5
Central Michigan 3-4 5-6 85.0 88.5
Eastern Michigan 1-6 2-9 81.7 82.0
         
         
Conference Means 89.6731   88.77 90.6

 

Mountain West Conference
         
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Boise St. 6-1 9-2 106.8 109.5
Fresno St. 6-1 8-3 104.0 107.5
San Diego St. 6-1 8-3 100.2 110.5
Nevada 4-3 7-4 94.9 100.0
Air Force 5-2 6-5 88.8 92.0
Wyoming 3-4 4-7 87.9 88.0
Colorado St. 2-5 3-8 83.4 87.5
New Mexico 1-6 4-8 82.7 85.5
UNLV 2-5 2-10 82.3 86.5
Hawaii 0-7 1-9 75.9 78.0
         
         
Conference Means 92.595   90.69 94.5

 

Pac-12 Conference
North Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Oregon   7-1 10-1 130.9 125.5
Stanford 7-1 9-2 119.6 124.5
Oregon St. 6-2 8-2 116.2 116.5
Washington 5-3 7-4 111.0 114.5
California 2-7 3-9 99.6 96.0
Washington St. 0-8 2-9 92.0 87.0
         
South Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
U S C 5-4 7-4 118.7 113.0
U C L A 6-2 9-2 115.5 116.5
Arizona 4-4 7-4 110.7 108.5
Arizona St. 4-4 6-5 109.3 105.5
Utah 2-6 4-7 107.1 104.5
Colorado 1-7 1-10 78.5 88.0
         
         
Conference Means 108.713   109.09 108.3

 

Southeastern Conference
East Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Georgia 7-1 10-1 123.4 127.0
South Carolina 6-2 9-2 121.5 120.0
Florida 7-1 10-1 117.8 122.0
Vanderbilt 5-3 7-4 111.4 113.5
Missouri 2-5 5-6 108.4 105.0
Tennessee 0-7 4-7 107.2 98.5
Kentucky 0-7 2-9 89.6 92.0
         
West Division        
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Alabama 6-1 10-1 132.0 127.5
Texas A&M 5-2 9-2 127.0 124.0
L S U   5-2 9-2 124.4 123.5
Mississippi St. 4-3 8-3 110.5 111.5
Ole Miss 2-5 5-6 107.4 108.5
Arkansas 2-5 4-7 101.2 102.0
Auburn 0-7 3-8 99.3 96.5
         
         
Conference Means 112.593   112.94 112.3

 

Sunbelt Conference
         
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Arkansas St. 6-1 8-3 97.7 99.5
Louisiana-Monroe 5-2 7-4 95.3 92.5
UL-Lafayette 4-2 6-4 95.2 93.0
Western Kentucky 3-4 6-5 92.4 89.5
Troy 3-4 5-6 89.0 88.0
Middle Tennessee 5-1 7-3 86.6 93.0
North Texas 3-4 4-7 85.0 78.0
Florida International 2-5 3-8 84.5 81.5
Florida Atlantic 2-5 3-8 79.9 80.0
South Alabama 1-6 2-9 74.7 75.5
         
         
Conference Means 87.54   88.03 87.1

 

Western Athletic Conference
         
Team Conf. Overall Rating Vintage
Utah St. 5-0 9-2 104.7 107.0
Louisiana Tech   4-1 9-2 103.9 103.5
San Jose St. 4-1 9-2 101.9 103.5
Texas St. 1-3 3-7 80.1 85.0
U T S A 2-3 7-4 77.1 86.5
Idaho 1-4 1-10 73.7 75.5
New Mexico St. 0-5 1-9 72.2 70.5
         
         
Conference Means 88.9357   87.66 90.2

 

This Week’s PiRate Spreads

This Week’s Games
Favorite Underdog PiRate Vintage Line
Tuesday, November 20      
TOLEDO Akron 33.8 22.5 19   
         
Thursday, November 22      
TEXAS T  c u 9.7 8 8
       
Friday, November 23      
Nebraska IOWA 16.5 24.5 14 1/2
BOWLING GREEN Buffalo 12.8 13.0 9   
Central Michigan MASSACHUSETTS 14.2 10.0 10   
Ball St. MIAMI (O) 13.5 11.0 NL
Syracuse TEMPLE 13.3 7.5 9 1/2
Northern Illinois EASTERN MICHIGAN 20.4 20.5 20   
CINCINNATI South Florida 7.9 16.5 13   
EAST CAROLINA Marshall 8.9 11.0 4 1/2
KENT ST. Ohio U 10.7 14.0 10 1/2
L s u ARKANSAS 20.2 18.5 12   
Utah COLORADO 25.6 13.5 23   
IOWA ST. West Virginia 2.5 1.0 -1   
Washington WASHINGTON ST. 17.0 25.5 11 1/2
ARIZONA Arizona St. 3.4 5.0 2 1/2
         
Saturday, November 24      
OHIO ST. Michigan 2.8 9.5 4 1/2
Vanderbilt WAKE FOREST 17.1 16.0 12 1/2
LOUISVILLE Connecticut 9.1 19.5 13   
GEORGIA Georgia Tech 18.4 24.0 13   
NORTH CAROLINA Maryland 16.8 14.5 24 1/2
VIRGINIA TECH Virginia 9.6 7.0 10 1/2
Michigan St. MINNESOTA 8.7 6.0 8   
Miami (Fla) DUKE 3.9 4.0 5 1/2
NORTHWESTERN Illinois 19.2 22.0 19   
NORTH CAROLINA ST. Boston College 10.4 12.5 14   
TENNESSEE Kentucky 20.6 9.5 14   
Wisconsin PENN ST. 2.0 -3.5 -3    
Rutgers PITTSBURGH 2.9 11.0 -2   
PURDUE Indiana 8.1 5.5 5 1/2
Texas St. U T S A 1.0 -3.5 1 1/2
UTAH ST. Idaho 34.0 34.5 39 1/2
San Diego St. WYOMING 9.3 19.5 7   
BAYLOR (@ Arlington) Texas Tech 6.5 2.5 2   
ALABAMA Auburn 35.2 33.5 31 1/2
Mississippi St. OLE MISS 0.6 0.5 -1 1/2
Stanford U C L A 1.1 5.0 1   
B y u NEW MEXICO ST. 37.5 38.0 28 1/2
FRESNO ST. Air Force 18.2 18.5 16 1/2
OKLAHOMA Oklahoma St. 4.7 5.5 8   
TEXAS A&M Missouri 21.6 22.0 22   
Oregon OREGON ST. 12.2 6.5 10   
Tulsa S M U 7.6 9.5 5   
FLORIDA ST. Florida 8.8 3.5 NL
SAN JOSE ST. Louisiana Tech 1.5 3.5 5   
Southern Miss. MEMPHIS 0.2 -12.5 -5   
HOUSTON Tulane 16.6 10.0 12 1/2
COLORADO ST. New Mexico 3.9 5.0 3   
U T E P Rice 0.4 -6.0 2 1/2
CLEMSON South Carolina 2.1 2.5 4   
CENTRAL FLORIDA U a b 25.7 22.5 22   
Notre Dame SOUTHERN CAL 2.2 8.5 NL
U n l v HAWAII 2.4 4.5 NL
WESTERN KENTUCKY North Texas 10.4 14.5 11 1/2
MIDDLE TENNESSEE Troy 0.6 8.0 3   
UL-LAFAYETTE South Alabama 23.5 20.5 18 1/2
UL-Monroe FLORIDA INT’L 7.8 8.0 6   

 

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