The Pi-Rate Ratings

January 26, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Wednesday, January 26, 2022

USC UpstateWinthrop-4.3
CharlotteOld Dominion2.2
MaineNew Hampshire-11.2
MaristSaint Peter’s3.6
LafayetteBoston University-5.6
South FloridaSMU-8.3
AmericanHoly Cross4.7
LongwoodNorth Carolina A&T7.9
High PointRadford3.3
Charleston SouthernPresbyterian-6.0
Virginia TechMiami6.3
North CarolinaBoston College12.4
Stony BrookVermont-7.2
UMass LowellAlbany4.4
EvansvilleNorthern Iowa-10.0
La SalleMassachusetts-1.5
George MasonSt. Bonaventure-1.9
Saint Joseph’sDuquesne4.6
East Tennessee St.UNC Greensboro2.5
The CitadelWestern Carolina5.9
South CarolinaVanderbilt1.6
Oklahoma St.Iowa St.3.2
Wichita St.Central Florida2.7
LamarTarleton St.-7.4
UT Rio Grande ValleyAbilene Christian-5.6
West VirginiaOklahoma1.5
Illinois St.Drake-3.7
Saint LouisGeorge Washington17.1
Seton HallMarquette5.6
IndianaPenn St.7.5
LSUTexas A&M11.7
Notre DameNC St.5.9
Georgia TechFlorida St.-4.7
Washington St.Utah8.2
California BaptistSam Houston0.1
SeattleStephen F. Austin3.7
Utah St.San Diego St.0.2

Teams With National Championship Bracketnomics Data

Every year at March Madness time, our Bracketnomics publication is our most viewed feature of the year. We use many factors that back-testing have showed that past national champions resembled. If for example every national champion since 1995 had a certain minimum offensive rebounding percentage, and additionally, 25 of the last 26 national champions had a certain maximum defensive 2-point field goal percentage, we would look for the teams in this year’s field that also possess those stats. It isn’t that easy, as many of our variables are multi-variable formulas such as a combination of multiple factors met on a certain scale of minimums and maximums based on the result of a key variable or variables.

Now, that we have probably confused you with a bunch of gobbledygook, you want to know which teams meet the criteria the most through January 26.

There are a half dozen teams that meet the basic criteria today. Here they are, alphabetically.

Arizona, Auburn, Baylor, Gonzaga, Houston, and Villanova are the super six as of today, but Baylor and Villanova have better criteria ratings than the other four.

We will continue to monitor these statistics for the next month and have them ready to go as teams win automatic bids. Then, on the Monday and Tuesday after Selection Sunday, we will have an all-inclusive Bracketnomics Report with all the pertinent data.

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