The Pi-Rate Ratings

January 31, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Wednesday, February 1, 2023

HomeVisitorSpread
AmericanBucknell7.6
AuburnGeorgia11.4
Boston U.Holy Cross7.8
BradleySouthern Illinois5.3
BryantMaine7.1
Cal BaptistSouthern Utah-0.4
CampbellUSC Upstate4.4
Charleston SouthernGardner-Webb-3.2
CincinnatiTulsa16.3
DrakeNorthern Iowa9.1
East Tennessee St.Wofford-0.6
EvansvilleIndiana St.-12.3
FloridaTennessee-7.0
FurmanChattanooga7.0
George MasonMassachusetts3.8
GeorgetownCreighton-14.0
Illinois St.Illinois Chicago5.1
La SalleGeorge Washington-0.3
LafayetteNavy0.5
LehighArmy1.1
LouisvilleGeorgia Tech-3.2
MarquetteVillanova10.6
MissouriLSU10.0
Missouri St.Valparaiso10.0
Murray St.Belmont0.1
New Mexico St.Stephen F. Austin-1.2
NJITNew Hampshire-0.7
North CarolinaPittsburgh8.3
North Carolina St.Florida St.11.8
OklahomaOklahoma St.1.9
PresbyterianRadford-7.9
PurduePenn St.9.6
RichmondSt. Bonaventure5.0
RutgersMinnesota17.2
Saint Joseph’sRhode Island4.1
SeattleAbilene Christian8.0
South FloridaEast Carolina7.0
St. John’sSeton Hall0.8
TulaneSMU9.4
UMass LowellAlbany13.9
UMBCBinghamton8.8
UT ArlingtonTarleton St.-2.9
UT-Rio Grande ValleySam Houston-12.2
Utah St.New Mexico3.4
Western CarolinaSamford-3.4
WinthropLongwood-2.3
XavierProvidence4.9

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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HomeVisitorSpread
Air ForceBoise St.-9.0
AlabamaVanderbilt16.1
ArkansasTexas A&M5.7
Boston CollegeClemson-11.4
Bowling GreenBall St.-2.2
BuffaloAkron-0.5
Colorado St.UNLV0.2
DavidsonVCU-2.1
DaytonLoyola (Chi)15.5
DePaulConnecticut-12.2
DukeWake Forest8.6
Eastern MichiganOhio2.1
FordhamSaint Louis-3.5
IllinoisNebraska12.0
IowaNorthwestern5.1
KansasKansas St.6.2
Kent St.Central Michigan18.7
MarylandIndiana0.4
Miami (Fla)Virginia Tech3.8
Miami (O)Toledo-9.9
MississippiKentucky-3.8
NevadaSan Diego St.-1.1
QuinnipiacMarist13.1
South CarolinaMississippi St.-10.4
TCUWest Virginia4.9
Western MichiganNorthern Illinois2.6
WyomingFresno St.3.1

January 30, 2023

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

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Date1/30/2023
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1PurdueAlabamaTennesseeHouston
2KansasArizonaUCLAArizona
3BaylorKansas St.VirginiaIowa St.
4MarquetteXavierTCUGonzaga
5ConnecticutSaint Mary’sRutgersIndiana
6San Diego St.IllinoisProvidenceMiami (Fla)
7AuburnNew MexicoDukeNorth Carolina
8Florida AtlanticCreightonMissouriNorth Carolina St.
9Boise St.NorthwesternIowaMichigan St.
10MemphisWest VirginiaArkansasMaryland
11USCClemsonCharlestonNevadaPenn St.
12Kent St.Oral RobertsLibertyKentuckyPittsburgh
13LouisianaSaint LouisDrakeUCSB
14Utah ValleyCornellFurmanColgate
15SienaEastern WashingtonYoungstown St.UNC Asheville
16SE LouisianaVermontUT-MartinMD Eastern ShoreSouthernFairleigh Dickinson

Last 4 Byes: Arkansas, Maryland, USC, and Clemson

Last 4 In: Nevada, Penn State, Kentucky, and Pittsburgh

First 4 Out: Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Arizona State, and Utah State

Next 4 Out: Oklahoma, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Virginia Tech

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Monday, January 30, 2023

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Monday’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

HomeVisitorSpread
Bethune-CookmanAlabama A&M0.6
ColgateLoyola (MD)15.8
Coppin St.Delaware St.6.1
Florida A&MAlabama St.-1.7
GramblingAlcorn St.5.5
HowardSouth Carolina St.10.3
Morgan St.Maryland Eastern Shore2.5
Norfolk St.North Carolina Central3.8
Oral RobertsSouth Dakota16.3
Southern U.Jackson St.8.6
SyracuseVirginia-4.4
TexasBaylor4.3
Texas TechIowa St.-1.0
The CitadelChicago St.1.7
UMKCSouth Dakota St.-1.4

Monday’s PiRate Ratings

#TeamPiRateConference
1Tennessee121.2Southeastern
2Houston119.7American Athletic
3Alabama119.0Southeastern
4UCLA118.0Pac-12
5Connecticut117.4Big East
6Purdue117.1Big Ten
7Texas116.2Big 12
8Kansas116.1Big 12
9Arizona116.1Pac-12
10Marquette115.6Big East
11Creighton115.5Big East
12Gonzaga115.4West Coast
13TCU115.0Big 12
14Baylor114.9Big 12
15Saint Mary’s114.9West Coast
16Indiana114.5Big Ten
17Xavier113.9Big East
18Rutgers113.9Big Ten
19Virginia113.8Atlantic Coast
20Arkansas113.8Southeastern
21Iowa St.113.7Big 12
22Illinois113.6Big Ten
23Duke113.1Atlantic Coast
24West Virginia113.1Big 12
25North Carolina113.0Atlantic Coast
26Ohio St.112.9Big Ten
27Kansas St.112.9Big 12
28Auburn112.8Southeastern
29Iowa112.7Big Ten
30San Diego St.112.7Mountain West
31Kentucky112.2Southeastern
32Boise St.112.1Mountain West
33Providence112.0Big East
34Maryland111.9Big Ten
35Oklahoma St.111.8Big 12
36Memphis111.6American Athletic
37Florida111.2Southeastern
38Miami (Fla)111.2Atlantic Coast
39Texas A&M111.1Southeastern
40Michigan St.110.8Big Ten
41Oklahoma110.7Big 12
42Northwestern110.6Big Ten
43USC110.5Pac-12
44North Carolina St.110.5Atlantic Coast
45Penn St.110.5Big Ten
46Missouri110.5Southeastern
47Virginia Tech110.4Atlantic Coast
48Utah St.110.4Mountain West
49Utah110.2Pac-12
50Florida Atlantic110.1Conference USA
51Oregon110.1Pac-12
52New Mexico110.0Mountain West
53Seton Hall110.0Big East
54Texas Tech109.7Big 12
55Mississippi St.109.6Southeastern
56Clemson109.1Atlantic Coast
57Dayton109.0Atlantic 10
58Cincinnati108.9American Athletic
59Colorado108.8Pac-12
60Liberty108.8Atlantic Sun
61Arizona St.108.7Pac-12
62Washington St.108.7Pac-12
63Nevada108.6Mountain West
64UAB108.3Conference USA
65Michigan108.3Big Ten
66Villanova108.0Big East
67Sam Houston St.107.9Western Athletic
68Wisconsin107.9Big Ten
69Central Florida107.9American Athletic
70St. John’s107.8Big East
71Pittsburgh107.7Atlantic Coast
72Wake Forest107.5Atlantic Coast
73Oral Roberts107.4Summit
74Kent St.107.3Mid-American
75Marshall107.1Sun Belt
76VCU106.9Atlantic 10
77Saint Louis106.8Atlantic 10
78BYU106.8West Coast
79Charleston106.7Colonial Athletic
80Drake106.6Missouri Valley
81UNLV106.5Mountain West
82Syracuse106.4Atlantic Coast
83North Texas106.3Conference USA
84Tulane106.2American Athletic
85Vanderbilt105.9Southeastern
86Yale105.9Ivy League
87Stanford105.9Pac-12
88James Madison105.8Sun Belt
89Iona105.8Metro Atlantic
90Bradley105.8Missouri Valley
91Loyola Marymount105.5West Coast
92Furman105.5Southern
93Mississippi105.4Southeastern
94Utah Valley105.1Western Athletic
95UC Irvine105.1Big West
96Santa Clara104.8West Coast
97San Francisco104.8West Coast
98Toledo104.6Mid-American
99Nebraska104.6Big Ten
100UC Santa Barbara104.5Big West
101Georgia104.4Southeastern
102Butler104.3Big East
103Temple104.3American Athletic
104Hofstra104.0Colonial Athletic
105Southern Miss103.9Sun Belt
106Southern Utah103.9Western Athletic
107Cornell103.9Ivy League
108Washington103.8Pac-12
109Charlotte103.8Conference USA
110Louisiana103.7Sun Belt
111Colorado St.103.7Mountain West
112LSU103.5Southeastern
113Grand Canyon103.4Western Athletic
114Colgate103.3Patriot League
115Akron103.2Mid-American
116Montana St.103.2Big Sky
117Wichita St.103.1American Athletic
118Princeton103.1Ivy League
119Southern Illinois103.0Missouri Valley
120Seattle103.0Western Athletic
121Indiana St.102.9Missouri Valley
122Stephen F. Austin102.6Western Athletic
123Youngstown St.102.5Horizon
124Duquesne102.4Atlantic 10
125Belmont102.4Missouri Valley
126Richmond102.3Atlantic 10
127Middle Tennessee102.3Conference USA
128UNC Greensboro102.3Southern
129George Mason102.3Atlantic 10
130DePaul102.2Big East
131Towson102.0Colonial Athletic
132Quinnipiac101.9Metro Atlantic
133Hawaii101.9Big West
134South Florida101.9American Athletic
135San Jose St.101.9Mountain West
136Louisiana Tech101.8Conference USA
137Davidson101.8Atlantic 10
138Florida St.101.7Atlantic Coast
139Notre Dame101.7Atlantic Coast
140Missouri St.101.6Missouri Valley
141Vermont101.5America East
142Samford101.3Southern
143Troy101.3Sun Belt
144Ohio101.2Mid-American
145Penn101.1Ivy League
146Kennesaw St.101.1Atlantic Sun
147Cal Baptist101.0Western Athletic
148Massachusetts101.0Atlantic 10
149Chattanooga101.0Southern
150Eastern Washington100.8Big Sky
151Fordham100.8Atlantic 10
152Wyoming100.7Mountain West
153Cal St. Fullerton100.7Big West
154Siena100.6Metro Atlantic
155UNC Wilmington100.6Colonial Athletic
156Fresno St.100.6Mountain West
157UC Riverside100.6Big West
158Radford100.6Big South
159UMass Lowell100.5America East
160St. Bonaventure100.3Atlantic 10
161Longwood100.3Big South
162UC Davis100.2Big West
163Western Kentucky100.2Conference USA
164Appalachian St.100.2Sun Belt
165Buffalo100.2Mid-American
166Air Force100.1Mountain West
167Long Beach St.100.1Big West
168Ball St.100.1Mid-American
169Murray St.100.0Missouri Valley
170Gardner Webb100.0Big South
171Florida Gulf Coast100.0Atlantic Sun
172Rice100.0Conference USA
173Northern Iowa100.0Missouri Valley
174Boston College100.0Atlantic Coast
175Georgia Tech99.9Atlantic Coast
176SMU99.8American Athletic
177Harvard99.8Ivy League
178South Alabama99.8Sun Belt
179Minnesota99.7Big Ten
180Portland99.6West Coast
181Old Dominion99.5Sun Belt
182UNC Asheville99.5Big South
183UTEP99.4Conference USA
184Tarleton St.99.3Western Athletic
185Saint Joseph’s99.3Atlantic 10
186South Dakota St.99.2Summit
187Cleveland St.99.2Horizon
188Eastern Kentucky99.1Atlantic Sun
189George Washington99.1Atlantic 10
190Wofford99.0Southern
191Lipscomb99.0Atlantic Sun
192New Mexico St.98.9Western Athletic
193Norfolk St.98.8Mideastern Athletic
194Montana98.8Big Sky
195Rider98.6Metro Atlantic
196Purdue Fort Wayne98.6Horizon
197Oregon St.98.5Pac-12
198Georgetown98.5Big East
199Stetson98.4Atlantic Sun
200Drexel98.4Colonial Athletic
201Jacksonville98.4Atlantic Sun
202Brown98.4Ivy League
203Bryant98.2America East
204San Diego98.2West Coast
205Milwaukee98.2Horizon
206Rhode Island98.2Atlantic 10
207Pepperdine98.1West Coast
208Northern Kentucky98.1Horizon
209Delaware98.0Colonial Athletic
210Wright St.98.0Horizon
211Sacramento St.97.9Big Sky
212Queens97.9Atlantic Sun
213Utah Tech97.8Western Athletic
214UMBC97.7America East
215Texas St.97.6Sun Belt
216Abilene Christian97.5Western Athletic
217North Carolina Central97.5Mideastern Athletic
218Weber St.97.5Big Sky
219Northwestern St.97.5Southland
220East Carolina97.4American Athletic
221Navy97.4Patriot League
222Pacific97.3West Coast
223American97.2Patriot League
224Grambling97.2Southwestern Athletic
225Southern97.1Southwestern Athletic
226Mercer97.1Southern
227Georgia Southern97.0Sun Belt
228Texas A&M CC96.9Southland
229SIU Edwardsville96.8Ohio Valley
230St. Thomas96.7Summit
231Detroit Mercy96.6Horizon
232Loyola (Chi.)96.5Atlantic 10
233Army96.4Patriot League
234Portland St.96.3Big Sky
235Fairfield96.3Metro Atlantic
236South Carolina96.2Southeastern
237Coastal Carolina96.2Sun Belt
238California96.1Pac-12
239Illinois St.96.0Missouri Valley
240Florida Int’l95.9Conference USA
241North Dakota St.95.9Summit
242Bellarmine95.9Atlantic Sun
243East Tennessee St.95.9Southern
244La Salle95.8Atlantic 10
245Robert Morris95.7Horizon
246Southern Indiana95.7Ohio Valley
247Nicholls St.95.6Southland
248Georgia St.95.6Sun Belt
249Niagara95.6Metro Atlantic
250Tulsa95.6American Athletic
251Southeast Missouri St.95.5Ohio Valley
252Winthrop95.5Big South
253Lafayette95.4Patriot League
254Western Carolina95.4Southern
255Bowling Green95.4Mid-American
256UMKC95.3Summit
257Oakland95.2Horizon
258Western Illinois95.1Summit
259UT-Martin95.1Ohio Valley
260Campbell95.1Big South
261Lehigh95.0Patriot League
262Howard95.0Mideastern Athletic
263Boston University94.7Patriot League
264Dartmouth94.7Ivy League
265Louisiana Monroe94.7Sun Belt
266Northeastern94.7Colonial Athletic
267New Hampshire94.5America East
268Jacksonville St.94.5Atlantic Sun
269Maryland Eastern Shore94.4Mideastern Athletic
270Morgan St.94.4Mideastern Athletic
271Charleston Southern94.3Big South
272Southeastern Louisiana94.2Southland
273Alcorn St.94.2Southwestern Athletic
274Valparaiso94.1Missouri Valley
275Northern Colorado94.1Big Sky
276Morehead St.94.0Ohio Valley
277Idaho St.94.0Big Sky
278UT Arlington93.9Western Athletic
279North Alabama93.8Atlantic Sun
280North Carolina A&T93.8Colonial Athletic
281Saint Peter’s93.7Metro Atlantic
282Prairie View A&M93.7Southwestern Athletic
283Canisius93.7Metro Atlantic
284Louisville93.7Atlantic Coast
285South Dakota93.6Summit
286Northern Arizona93.6Big Sky
287UC San Diego93.6Big West
288Western Michigan93.6Mid-American
289Maine93.6America East
290North Florida93.5Atlantic Sun
291Wagner93.5Northeast
292Northern Illinois93.5Mid-American
293Illinois Chicago93.4Missouri Valley
294Chicago St.93.3Independents
295USC Upstate93.2Big South
296UT Rio Grande Valley93.2Western Athletic
297Mount St. Mary’s93.2Metro Atlantic
298Tennessee Tech92.7Ohio Valley
299The Citadel92.5Southern
300Texas Southern92.4Southwestern Athletic
301Miami (O)92.2Mid-American
302William & Mary92.2Colonial Athletic
303Idaho92.2Big Sky
304Manhattan92.2Metro Atlantic
305Texas A&M Commerce92.1Southland
306Bucknell92.1Patriot League
307Denver92.1Summit
308High Point92.0Big South
309Cal St. Bakersfield92.0Big West
310Cal Poly91.9Big West
311Austin Peay91.9Atlantic Sun
312Arkansas St.91.8Sun Belt
313Stony Brook91.7Colonial Athletic
314Fairleigh Dickinson91.5Northeast
315Omaha91.5Summit
316Binghamton91.4America East
317Marist91.3Metro Atlantic
318Tennessee St.91.3Ohio Valley
319NJIT91.3America East
320North Dakota91.2Summit
321UTSA91.1Conference USA
322Central Michigan91.1Mid-American
323Jackson St.91.0Southwestern Athletic
324St. Francis PA90.8Northeast
325Cal St. Northridge90.8Big West
326Central Connecticut90.6Northeast
327Sacred Heart90.6Northeast
328Arkansas Pine Bluff90.3Southwestern Athletic
329Presbyterian90.2Big South
330Loyola (MD)90.0Patriot League
331Stonehill89.9Northeast
332Eastern Michigan89.9Mid-American
333Merrimack89.8Northeast
334Elon89.8Colonial Athletic
335Little Rock89.8Ohio Valley
336McNeese St.89.7Southland
337VMI89.5Southern
338Holy Cross89.4Patriot League
339Alabama A&M89.2Southwestern Athletic
340Albany89.1America East
341Alabama St.89.0Southwestern Athletic
342Coppin St.89.0Mideastern Athletic
343Central Arkansas88.9Atlantic Sun
344Incarnate Word88.1Southland
345Eastern Illinois88.1Ohio Valley
346Evansville88.1Missouri Valley
347Hampton88.1Colonial Athletic
348Lindenwood88.0Ohio Valley
349Columbia87.9Ivy League
350St. Francis NY87.4Northeast
351Bethune Cookman87.3Southwestern Athletic
352New Orleans87.2Southland
353South Carolina St.87.2Mideastern Athletic
354Houston Christian86.8Southland
355Monmouth86.3Colonial Athletic
356Delaware St.85.4Mideastern Athletic
357Florida A&M84.8Southwestern Athletic
358Mississippi Valley St.84.2Southwestern Athletic
359Lamar84.1Southland
360Hartford83.4Independents
361IUPUI82.8Horizon
362Green Bay82.3Horizon
363Long Island81.1Northeast

Alphabetical

#TeamPiRateConference
216Abilene Christian97.5Western Athletic
166Air Force100.1Mountain West
115Akron103.2Mid-American
3Alabama119.0Southeastern
339Alabama A&M89.2Southwestern Athletic
341Alabama St.89.0Southwestern Athletic
340Albany89.1America East
273Alcorn St.94.2Southwestern Athletic
223American97.2Patriot League
164Appalachian St.100.2Sun Belt
9Arizona116.1Pac-12
61Arizona St.108.7Pac-12
20Arkansas113.8Southeastern
328Arkansas Pine Bluff90.3Southwestern Athletic
312Arkansas St.91.8Sun Belt
233Army96.4Patriot League
28Auburn112.8Southeastern
311Austin Peay91.9Atlantic Sun
168Ball St.100.1Mid-American
14Baylor114.9Big 12
242Bellarmine95.9Atlantic Sun
125Belmont102.4Missouri Valley
351Bethune Cookman87.3Southwestern Athletic
316Binghamton91.4America East
32Boise St.112.1Mountain West
174Boston College100.0Atlantic Coast
263Boston University94.7Patriot League
255Bowling Green95.4Mid-American
90Bradley105.8Missouri Valley
202Brown98.4Ivy League
203Bryant98.2America East
306Bucknell92.1Patriot League
165Buffalo100.2Mid-American
102Butler104.3Big East
78BYU106.8West Coast
147Cal Baptist101.0Western Athletic
310Cal Poly91.9Big West
309Cal St. Bakersfield92.0Big West
153Cal St. Fullerton100.7Big West
325Cal St. Northridge90.8Big West
238California96.1Pac-12
260Campbell95.1Big South
283Canisius93.7Metro Atlantic
343Central Arkansas88.9Atlantic Sun
326Central Connecticut90.6Northeast
69Central Florida107.9American Athletic
322Central Michigan91.1Mid-American
79Charleston106.7Colonial Athletic
271Charleston Southern94.3Big South
109Charlotte103.8Conference USA
149Chattanooga101.0Southern
294Chicago St.93.3Independents
58Cincinnati108.9American Athletic
56Clemson109.1Atlantic Coast
187Cleveland St.99.2Horizon
237Coastal Carolina96.2Sun Belt
114Colgate103.3Patriot League
59Colorado108.8Pac-12
111Colorado St.103.7Mountain West
349Columbia87.9Ivy League
5Connecticut117.4Big East
342Coppin St.89.0Mideastern Athletic
107Cornell103.9Ivy League
11Creighton115.5Big East
264Dartmouth94.7Ivy League
137Davidson101.8Atlantic 10
57Dayton109.0Atlantic 10
209Delaware98.0Colonial Athletic
356Delaware St.85.4Mideastern Athletic
307Denver92.1Summit
130DePaul102.2Big East
231Detroit Mercy96.6Horizon
80Drake106.6Missouri Valley
200Drexel98.4Colonial Athletic
23Duke113.1Atlantic Coast
124Duquesne102.4Atlantic 10
220East Carolina97.4American Athletic
243East Tennessee St.95.9Southern
345Eastern Illinois88.1Ohio Valley
188Eastern Kentucky99.1Atlantic Sun
332Eastern Michigan89.9Mid-American
150Eastern Washington100.8Big Sky
334Elon89.8Colonial Athletic
346Evansville88.1Missouri Valley
235Fairfield96.3Metro Atlantic
314Fairleigh Dickinson91.5Northeast
37Florida111.2Southeastern
357Florida A&M84.8Southwestern Athletic
50Florida Atlantic110.1Conference USA
171Florida Gulf Coast100.0Atlantic Sun
240Florida Int’l95.9Conference USA
138Florida St.101.7Atlantic Coast
151Fordham100.8Atlantic 10
156Fresno St.100.6Mountain West
92Furman105.5Southern
170Gardner Webb100.0Big South
129George Mason102.3Atlantic 10
189George Washington99.1Atlantic 10
198Georgetown98.5Big East
101Georgia104.4Southeastern
227Georgia Southern97.0Sun Belt
248Georgia St.95.6Sun Belt
175Georgia Tech99.9Atlantic Coast
12Gonzaga115.4West Coast
224Grambling97.2Southwestern Athletic
113Grand Canyon103.4Western Athletic
362Green Bay82.3Horizon
347Hampton88.1Colonial Athletic
360Hartford83.4Independents
177Harvard99.8Ivy League
133Hawaii101.9Big West
308High Point92.0Big South
104Hofstra104.0Colonial Athletic
338Holy Cross89.4Patriot League
2Houston119.7American Athletic
354Houston Christian86.8Southland
262Howard95.0Mideastern Athletic
303Idaho92.2Big Sky
277Idaho St.94.0Big Sky
22Illinois113.6Big Ten
293Illinois Chicago93.4Missouri Valley
239Illinois St.96.0Missouri Valley
344Incarnate Word88.1Southland
16Indiana114.5Big Ten
121Indiana St.102.9Missouri Valley
89Iona105.8Metro Atlantic
29Iowa112.7Big Ten
21Iowa St.113.7Big 12
361IUPUI82.8Horizon
323Jackson St.91.0Southwestern Athletic
201Jacksonville98.4Atlantic Sun
268Jacksonville St.94.5Atlantic Sun
88James Madison105.8Sun Belt
8Kansas116.1Big 12
27Kansas St.112.9Big 12
146Kennesaw St.101.1Atlantic Sun
74Kent St.107.3Mid-American
31Kentucky112.2Southeastern
244La Salle95.8Atlantic 10
253Lafayette95.4Patriot League
359Lamar84.1Southland
261Lehigh95.0Patriot League
60Liberty108.8Atlantic Sun
348Lindenwood88.0Ohio Valley
191Lipscomb99.0Atlantic Sun
335Little Rock89.8Ohio Valley
167Long Beach St.100.1Big West
363Long Island81.1Northeast
161Longwood100.3Big South
110Louisiana103.7Sun Belt
265Louisiana Monroe94.7Sun Belt
136Louisiana Tech101.8Conference USA
284Louisville93.7Atlantic Coast
232Loyola (Chi.)96.5Atlantic 10
330Loyola (MD)90.0Patriot League
91Loyola Marymount105.5West Coast
112LSU103.5Southeastern
289Maine93.6America East
304Manhattan92.2Metro Atlantic
317Marist91.3Metro Atlantic
10Marquette115.6Big East
75Marshall107.1Sun Belt
34Maryland111.9Big Ten
269Maryland Eastern Shore94.4Mideastern Athletic
148Massachusetts101.0Atlantic 10
336McNeese St.89.7Southland
36Memphis111.6American Athletic
226Mercer97.1Southern
333Merrimack89.8Northeast
38Miami (Fla)111.2Atlantic Coast
301Miami (O)92.2Mid-American
65Michigan108.3Big Ten
40Michigan St.110.8Big Ten
127Middle Tennessee102.3Conference USA
205Milwaukee98.2Horizon
179Minnesota99.7Big Ten
93Mississippi105.4Southeastern
55Mississippi St.109.6Southeastern
358Mississippi Valley St.84.2Southwestern Athletic
46Missouri110.5Southeastern
140Missouri St.101.6Missouri Valley
355Monmouth86.3Colonial Athletic
194Montana98.8Big Sky
116Montana St.103.2Big Sky
276Morehead St.94.0Ohio Valley
270Morgan St.94.4Mideastern Athletic
297Mount St. Mary’s93.2Metro Atlantic
169Murray St.100.0Missouri Valley
221Navy97.4Patriot League
99Nebraska104.6Big Ten
63Nevada108.6Mountain West
267New Hampshire94.5America East
52New Mexico110.0Mountain West
192New Mexico St.98.9Western Athletic
352New Orleans87.2Southland
249Niagara95.6Metro Atlantic
247Nicholls St.95.6Southland
319NJIT91.3America East
193Norfolk St.98.8Mideastern Athletic
279North Alabama93.8Atlantic Sun
25North Carolina113.0Atlantic Coast
280North Carolina A&T93.8Colonial Athletic
217North Carolina Central97.5Mideastern Athletic
44North Carolina St.110.5Atlantic Coast
320North Dakota91.2Summit
241North Dakota St.95.9Summit
290North Florida93.5Atlantic Sun
83North Texas106.3Conference USA
266Northeastern94.7Colonial Athletic
286Northern Arizona93.6Big Sky
275Northern Colorado94.1Big Sky
292Northern Illinois93.5Mid-American
173Northern Iowa100.0Missouri Valley
208Northern Kentucky98.1Horizon
42Northwestern110.6Big Ten
219Northwestern St.97.5Southland
139Notre Dame101.7Atlantic Coast
257Oakland95.2Horizon
144Ohio101.2Mid-American
26Ohio St.112.9Big Ten
41Oklahoma110.7Big 12
35Oklahoma St.111.8Big 12
181Old Dominion99.5Sun Belt
315Omaha91.5Summit
73Oral Roberts107.4Summit
51Oregon110.1Pac-12
197Oregon St.98.5Pac-12
222Pacific97.3West Coast
145Penn101.1Ivy League
45Penn St.110.5Big Ten
207Pepperdine98.1West Coast
71Pittsburgh107.7Atlantic Coast
180Portland99.6West Coast
234Portland St.96.3Big Sky
282Prairie View A&M93.7Southwestern Athletic
329Presbyterian90.2Big South
118Princeton103.1Ivy League
33Providence112.0Big East
6Purdue117.1Big Ten
196Purdue Fort Wayne98.6Horizon
212Queens97.9Atlantic Sun
132Quinnipiac101.9Metro Atlantic
158Radford100.6Big South
206Rhode Island98.2Atlantic 10
172Rice100.0Conference USA
126Richmond102.3Atlantic 10
195Rider98.6Metro Atlantic
245Robert Morris95.7Horizon
18Rutgers113.9Big Ten
211Sacramento St.97.9Big Sky
327Sacred Heart90.6Northeast
185Saint Joseph’s99.3Atlantic 10
77Saint Louis106.8Atlantic 10
15Saint Mary’s114.9West Coast
281Saint Peter’s93.7Metro Atlantic
67Sam Houston St.107.9Western Athletic
142Samford101.3Southern
204San Diego98.2West Coast
30San Diego St.112.7Mountain West
97San Francisco104.8West Coast
135San Jose St.101.9Mountain West
96Santa Clara104.8West Coast
120Seattle103.0Western Athletic
53Seton Hall110.0Big East
154Siena100.6Metro Atlantic
229SIU Edwardsville96.8Ohio Valley
176SMU99.8American Athletic
178South Alabama99.8Sun Belt
236South Carolina96.2Southeastern
353South Carolina St.87.2Mideastern Athletic
285South Dakota93.6Summit
186South Dakota St.99.2Summit
134South Florida101.9American Athletic
251Southeast Missouri St.95.5Ohio Valley
272Southeastern Louisiana94.2Southland
225Southern97.1Southwestern Athletic
119Southern Illinois103.0Missouri Valley
246Southern Indiana95.7Ohio Valley
105Southern Miss103.9Sun Belt
106Southern Utah103.9Western Athletic
160St. Bonaventure100.3Atlantic 10
350St. Francis NY87.4Northeast
324St. Francis PA90.8Northeast
70St. John’s107.8Big East
230St. Thomas96.7Summit
87Stanford105.9Pac-12
122Stephen F. Austin102.6Western Athletic
199Stetson98.4Atlantic Sun
331Stonehill89.9Northeast
313Stony Brook91.7Colonial Athletic
82Syracuse106.4Atlantic Coast
184Tarleton St.99.3Western Athletic
13TCU115.0Big 12
103Temple104.3American Athletic
1Tennessee121.2Southeastern
318Tennessee St.91.3Ohio Valley
298Tennessee Tech92.7Ohio Valley
7Texas116.2Big 12
39Texas A&M111.1Southeastern
228Texas A&M CC96.9Southland
305Texas A&M Commerce92.1Southland
300Texas Southern92.4Southwestern Athletic
215Texas St.97.6Sun Belt
54Texas Tech109.7Big 12
299The Citadel92.5Southern
98Toledo104.6Mid-American
131Towson102.0Colonial Athletic
143Troy101.3Sun Belt
84Tulane106.2American Athletic
250Tulsa95.6American Athletic
64UAB108.3Conference USA
162UC Davis100.2Big West
95UC Irvine105.1Big West
157UC Riverside100.6Big West
287UC San Diego93.6Big West
100UC Santa Barbara104.5Big West
4UCLA118.0Pac-12
159UMass Lowell100.5America East
214UMBC97.7America East
256UMKC95.3Summit
182UNC Asheville99.5Big South
128UNC Greensboro102.3Southern
155UNC Wilmington100.6Colonial Athletic
81UNLV106.5Mountain West
43USC110.5Pac-12
295USC Upstate93.2Big South
278UT Arlington93.9Western Athletic
296UT Rio Grande Valley93.2Western Athletic
259UT-Martin95.1Ohio Valley
49Utah110.2Pac-12
48Utah St.110.4Mountain West
213Utah Tech97.8Western Athletic
94Utah Valley105.1Western Athletic
183UTEP99.4Conference USA
321UTSA91.1Conference USA
274Valparaiso94.1Missouri Valley
85Vanderbilt105.9Southeastern
76VCU106.9Atlantic 10
141Vermont101.5America East
66Villanova108.0Big East
19Virginia113.8Atlantic Coast
47Virginia Tech110.4Atlantic Coast
337VMI89.5Southern
291Wagner93.5Northeast
72Wake Forest107.5Atlantic Coast
108Washington103.8Pac-12
62Washington St.108.7Pac-12
218Weber St.97.5Big Sky
24West Virginia113.1Big 12
254Western Carolina95.4Southern
258Western Illinois95.1Summit
163Western Kentucky100.2Conference USA
288Western Michigan93.6Mid-American
117Wichita St.103.1American Athletic
302William & Mary92.2Colonial Athletic
252Winthrop95.5Big South
68Wisconsin107.9Big Ten
190Wofford99.0Southern
210Wright St.98.0Horizon
152Wyoming100.7Mountain West
17Xavier113.9Big East
86Yale105.9Ivy League
123Youngstown St.102.5Horizon

PiRate Ratings By Conference

America East
TeamRating
Vermont101.5
UMass Lowell100.5
Bryant98.2
UMBC97.7
New Hampshire94.5
Maine93.6
Binghamton91.4
NJIT91.3
Albany89.1
American Athletic
TeamRating
Houston119.7
Memphis111.6
Cincinnati108.9
Central Florida107.9
Tulane106.2
Temple104.3
Wichita St.103.1
South Florida101.9
SMU99.8
East Carolina97.4
Tulsa95.6
Atlantic 10
TeamRating
Dayton109.0
VCU106.9
Saint Louis106.8
Duquesne102.4
Richmond102.3
George Mason102.3
Davidson101.8
Massachusetts101.0
Fordham100.8
St. Bonaventure100.3
Saint Joseph’s99.3
George Washington99.1
Rhode Island98.2
Loyola (Chi.)96.5
La Salle95.8
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Virginia113.8
Duke113.1
North Carolina113.0
Miami (Fla)111.2
North Carolina St.110.5
Virginia Tech110.4
Clemson109.1
Pittsburgh107.7
Wake Forest107.5
Syracuse106.4
Florida St.101.7
Notre Dame101.7
Boston College100.0
Georgia Tech99.9
Louisville93.7
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty108.8
Kennesaw St.101.1
Florida Gulf Coast100.0
Eastern Kentucky99.1
Lipscomb99.0
Stetson98.4
Jacksonville98.4
Queens97.9
Bellarmine95.9
Jacksonville St.94.5
North Alabama93.8
North Florida93.5
Austin Peay91.9
Central Arkansas88.9
Big 12
TeamRating
Texas116.2
Kansas116.1
TCU115.0
Baylor114.9
Iowa St.113.7
West Virginia113.1
Kansas St.112.9
Oklahoma St.111.8
Oklahoma110.7
Texas Tech109.7
Big East
TeamRating
Connecticut117.4
Marquette115.6
Creighton115.5
Xavier113.9
Providence112.0
Seton Hall110.0
Villanova108.0
St. John’s107.8
Butler104.3
DePaul102.2
Georgetown98.5
Big Sky
TeamRating
Montana St.103.2
Eastern Washington100.8
Montana98.8
Sacramento St.97.9
Weber St.97.5
Portland St.96.3
Northern Colorado94.1
Idaho St.94.0
Northern Arizona93.6
Idaho92.2
Big South
TeamRating
Radford100.6
Longwood100.3
Gardner Webb100.0
UNC Asheville99.5
Winthrop95.5
Campbell95.1
Charleston Southern94.3
USC Upstate93.2
High Point92.0
Presbyterian90.2
Big Ten
TeamRating
Purdue117.1
Indiana114.5
Rutgers113.9
Illinois113.6
Ohio St.112.9
Iowa112.7
Maryland111.9
Michigan St.110.8
Northwestern110.6
Penn St.110.5
Michigan108.3
Wisconsin107.9
Nebraska104.6
Minnesota99.7
Big West
TeamRating
UC Irvine105.1
UC Santa Barbara104.5
Hawaii101.9
Cal St. Fullerton100.7
UC Riverside100.6
UC Davis100.2
Long Beach St.100.1
UC San Diego93.6
Cal St. Bakersfield92.0
Cal Poly91.9
Cal St. Northridge90.8
Colonial Athletic
TeamRating
Charleston106.7
Hofstra104.0
Towson102.0
UNC Wilmington100.6
Drexel98.4
Delaware98.0
Northeastern94.7
North Carolina A&T93.8
William & Mary92.2
Stony Brook91.7
Elon89.8
Hampton88.1
Monmouth86.3
Conference USA
TeamRating
Florida Atlantic110.1
UAB108.3
North Texas106.3
Charlotte103.8
Middle Tennessee102.3
Louisiana Tech101.8
Western Kentucky100.2
Rice100.0
UTEP99.4
Florida Int’l95.9
UTSA91.1
Horizon
TeamRating
Youngstown St.102.5
Cleveland St.99.2
Purdue Fort Wayne98.6
Milwaukee98.2
Northern Kentucky98.1
Wright St.98.0
Detroit Mercy96.6
Robert Morris95.7
Oakland95.2
IUPUI82.8
Green Bay82.3
Independents
TeamRating
Chicago St.93.3
Hartford83.4
Ivy League
TeamRating
Yale105.9
Cornell103.9
Princeton103.1
Penn101.1
Harvard99.8
Brown98.4
Dartmouth94.7
Columbia87.9
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Iona105.8
Quinnipiac101.9
Siena100.6
Rider98.6
Fairfield96.3
Niagara95.6
Saint Peter’s93.7
Canisius93.7
Mount St. Mary’s93.2
Manhattan92.2
Marist91.3
Mid-American
TeamRating
Kent St.107.3
Toledo104.6
Akron103.2
Ohio101.2
Buffalo100.2
Ball St.100.1
Bowling Green95.4
Western Michigan93.6
Northern Illinois93.5
Miami (O)92.2
Central Michigan91.1
Eastern Michigan89.9
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Norfolk St.98.8
North Carolina Central97.5
Howard95.0
Maryland Eastern Shore94.4
Morgan St.94.4
Coppin St.89.0
South Carolina St.87.2
Delaware St.85.4
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Drake106.6
Bradley105.8
Southern Illinois103.0
Indiana St.102.9
Belmont102.4
Missouri St.101.6
Murray St.100.0
Northern Iowa100.0
Illinois St.96.0
Valparaiso94.1
Illinois Chicago93.4
Evansville88.1
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.112.7
Boise St.112.1
Utah St.110.4
New Mexico110.0
Nevada108.6
UNLV106.5
Colorado St.103.7
San Jose St.101.9
Wyoming100.7
Fresno St.100.6
Air Force100.1
Northeast
TeamRating
Wagner93.5
Fairleigh Dickinson91.5
St. Francis PA90.8
Central Connecticut90.6
Sacred Heart90.6
Stonehill89.9
Merrimack89.8
St. Francis NY87.4
Long Island81.1
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
SIU Edwardsville96.8
Southern Indiana95.7
Southeast Missouri St.95.5
UT-Martin95.1
Morehead St.94.0
Tennessee Tech92.7
Tennessee St.91.3
Little Rock89.8
Eastern Illinois88.1
Lindenwood88.0
Pac-12
TeamRating
UCLA118.0
Arizona116.1
USC110.5
Utah110.2
Oregon110.1
Colorado108.8
Arizona St.108.7
Washington St.108.7
Stanford105.9
Washington103.8
Oregon St.98.5
California96.1
Patriot League
TeamRating
Colgate103.3
Navy97.4
American97.2
Army96.4
Lafayette95.4
Lehigh95.0
Boston University94.7
Bucknell92.1
Loyola (MD)90.0
Holy Cross89.4
Southeastern
TeamRating
Tennessee121.2
Alabama119.0
Arkansas113.8
Auburn112.8
Kentucky112.2
Florida111.2
Texas A&M111.1
Missouri110.5
Mississippi St.109.6
Vanderbilt105.9
Mississippi105.4
Georgia104.4
LSU103.5
South Carolina96.2
Southern
TeamRating
Furman105.5
UNC Greensboro102.3
Samford101.3
Chattanooga101.0
Wofford99.0
Mercer97.1
East Tennessee St.95.9
Western Carolina95.4
The Citadel92.5
VMI89.5
Southland
TeamRating
Northwestern St.97.5
Texas A&M CC96.9
Nicholls St.95.6
Southeastern Louisiana94.2
Texas A&M Commerce92.1
McNeese St.89.7
Incarnate Word88.1
New Orleans87.2
Houston Christian86.8
Lamar84.1
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Grambling97.2
Southern97.1
Alcorn St.94.2
Prairie View A&M93.7
Texas Southern92.4
Jackson St.91.0
Arkansas Pine Bluff90.3
Alabama A&M89.2
Alabama St.89.0
Bethune Cookman87.3
Florida A&M84.8
Mississippi Valley St.84.2
Summit
TeamRating
Oral Roberts107.4
South Dakota St.99.2
St. Thomas96.7
North Dakota St.95.9
UMKC95.3
Western Illinois95.1
South Dakota93.6
Denver92.1
Omaha91.5
North Dakota91.2
Sun Belt
TeamRating
Marshall107.1
James Madison105.8
Southern Miss103.9
Louisiana103.7
Troy101.3
Appalachian St.100.2
South Alabama99.8
Old Dominion99.5
Texas St.97.6
Georgia Southern97.0
Coastal Carolina96.2
Georgia St.95.6
Louisiana Monroe94.7
Arkansas St.91.8
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga115.4
Saint Mary’s114.9
BYU106.8
Loyola Marymount105.5
Santa Clara104.8
San Francisco104.8
Portland99.6
San Diego98.2
Pepperdine98.1
Pacific97.3
Western Athletic
TeamRating
Sam Houston St.107.9
Utah Valley105.1
Southern Utah103.9
Grand Canyon103.4
Seattle103.0
Stephen F. Austin102.6
Cal Baptist101.0
Tarleton St.99.3
New Mexico St.98.9
Utah Tech97.8
Abilene Christian97.5
UT Arlington93.9
UT Rio Grande Valley93.2

Coming Later Today–Updated Bracketology

January 29, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, January 29, 2023

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HomeVisitorSpread
BelmontDrake-0.2
CanisiusManhattan5.1
Cleveland St.IUPUI19.8
East CarolinaWichita St.-1.8
FairfieldRider1.6
George MasonSaint Joseph’s6.6
Illinois ChicagoBradley9.8
Illinois St.Southern Illinois-5.3
IonaQuinnipiac7.7
IowaRutgers1.2
LehighBoston U.1.9
MaristSiena-4.5
Penn St.Michigan3.6
PurdueMichigan St.8.7
Robert MorrisOakland2.8
SMUSouth Florida1.1
St. John’sGeorgetown13.2
TulsaMemphis-13.1
UNC GreensboroFurman0.4
VillanovaProvidence-0.6
Youngstown St.Detroit8.3

January 27, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Saturday, January 28, 2023

HomeVisitorSpread
Abilene ChristianUtah Tech1.9
AkronOhio4.3
AlbanyMaine-1.6
Appalachian St.Arkansas St.10.9
Arkansas Pine BluffMississippi Valley St.8.2
ArmyHoly Cross9.5
BaylorArkansas4.2
Bethune-CookmanAlabama St.0.5
BinghamtonBryant-6.3
Boise St.Colorado St.10.2
ButlerSeton Hall-1.0
BYUSaint Mary’s-5.7
Cal PolyCal St. Fullerton-4.1
CampbellUNC Asheville-1.0
Central ArkansasJacksonville-6.5
Central Connecticut St.St. Francis (PA)1.3
Central FloridaTemple7.7
Central MichiganWestern Michigan0.3
CharlestonHofstra6.0
Coastal CarolinaOld Dominion-1.0
ColgateLafayette10.3
CornellBrown8.2
CreightonXavier3.6
DartmouthColumbia9.3
DaytonRichmond8.3
DelawareNortheastern5.8
Delaware St.Morgan St.-7.5
DePaulMarquette-9.5
East Tennessee St.Chattanooga-2.2
Eastern IllinoisSoutheast Missouri St.-4.3
Eastern KentuckyBellarmine5.5
Eastern WashingtonWeber St.5.9
ElonDrexel-7.7
Florida A&MAlabama A&M-1.5
Florida AtlanticWestern Kentucky12.9
Florida Intl.Middle Tennessee-4.8
Florida St.Clemson-4.6
FordhamGeorge Washington3.3
Fresno St.Utah St.-6.3
Gardner-WebbHigh Point9.3
GeorgiaSouth Carolina12.0
Georgia TechDuke-7.8
GramblingJackson St.8.3
HamptonStony Brook-0.5
HoustonCincinnati14.6
HowardNorth Carolina Central-0.2
IdahoIdaho St.1.2
Incarnate WordNicholls St.-5.7
IndianaOhio St.3.5
Indiana St.Northern Iowa5.1
Jacksonville St.Austin Peay4.1
James MadisonLouisiana Monroe13.8
Kansas St.Florida4.0
Kennesaw St.Lipscomb3.9
KentuckyKansas0.2
LibertyFlorida Gulf Coast10.9
Long Beach St.UC Davis2.5
LongwoodCharleston Southern10.5
LouisianaGeorgia Southern9.5
Loyola (MD)Bucknell-0.8
Loyola MarymountPepperdine9.5
LSUTexas Tech-2.5
MarshallGeorgia St.12.5
MarylandNebraska9.9
Maryland Eastern ShoreCoppin St.6.9
MassachusettsDuquesne0.8
MerrimackFairleigh Dickinson1.6
Miami (O)Eastern Michigan5.8
Mississippi St.TCU-2.9
MissouriIowa St.-1.7
Morehead St.SIU Edwardsville-0.8
Mount St. Mary’sSaint Peter’s3.3
Murray St.Missouri St.0.9
NavyAmerican3.5
New HampshireUMass Lowell-4.2
New OrleansSoutheastern Louisiana-3.3
Norfolk St.South Carolina St.14.3
North AlabamaNorth Florida1.8
North Carolina A&TMonmouth12.4
North TexasUTEP9.4
Northern ArizonaNorthern Colorado1.2
Northern IllinoisBall St.-2.6
Northern KentuckyMilwaukee2.8
NorthwesternMinnesota13.4
Northwestern St.Lamar15.8
Notre DameLouisville10.8
OklahomaAlabama-7.7
Oklahoma St.Mississippi8.4
Oral RobertsOmaha19.4
OregonUtah2.2
Oregon St.Colorado-8.6
PennHarvard3.0
PittsburghMiami (Fla.)-0.8
PortlandGonzaga-13.2
Portland St.Montana0.6
PresbyterianWinthrop-1.4
QueensStetson1.8
Rhode IslandLa Salle5.2
RiceUAB-4.6
Sacramento St.Montana St.-2.2
San DiegoSan Francisco-3.2
San Diego StSan Jose St.13.1
Santa ClaraPacific11.9
South AlabamaTroy-0.5
Southern Miss.Texas St.8.7
Southern U.Alcorn St.4.7
St. Francis (NY)Long Island8.5
St. Thomas (MN)South Dakota7.3
StanfordCalifornia11.5
Stephen F. AustinSeattle1.2
Stonehill CollegeSacred Heart1.7
Tarleton St.Grand Canyon-3.6
TennesseeTexas7.9
Tennessee St.Lindenwood5.0
Tennessee TechLittle Rock6.3
Texas A&MVanderbilt8.3
Texas A&M-CCMcNeese St.9.4
Texas A&M-CommerceHouston Christian8.6
Texas SouthernPrairie View2.9
The CitadelMercer-1.3
ToledoBowling Green11.6
TowsonWilliam & Mary11.8
UC IrvineCal St. Northridge16.2
UC RiversideUC San Diego9.6
UMKCDenver5.3
UNLVNevada0.5
USC UpstateRadford-4.9
UT MartinSouthern Indiana1.8
UT-Rio Grande ValleyCal Baptist-6.7
Utah ValleyNew Mexico St.8.9
UTSALouisiana Tech-7.8
ValparaisoEvansville8.3
VCUSt. Bonaventure10.6
VermontUMBC6.4
VirginiaBoston College16.8
Virginia TechSyracuse6.1
VMIWestern Carolina-3.0
Wake ForestNorth Carolina St.0.2
WashingtonArizona-7.9
Washington St.Arizona St.1.8
West VirginiaAuburn2.9
Western IllinoisSouth Dakota St.-2.5
WisconsinIllinois-2.1
WoffordSamford-0.4
Wright St.Green Bay17.4
YalePrinceton3.8

5th Annual PiRate Ratings Top 20 Coaches Ready For The Big Time

Five years ago, around NCAA Men’s College Basketball Conference Tournament time, I looked at the major college basketball head coaching jobs that were available or about to become available.  There were openings at Louisville, Memphis, Connecticut, Georgia, and Ole Miss.  

It was at this time that I began to look at the top mid-major and low-major head coaches and top power conference assistant coaches that might be the best candidates for these jobs.  If I remember correctly, I missed on all five of the big openings that year.

The next year, I vowed to actually do some homework earlier in the season to look at which coaches were best prepared to take over a big basketball program.  This time, I was hot with my picks.  Among my elite few that I predicted great things if a big time program hired them were Nate Oats, Eric Musselman, and Kyle Smith.  Alabama, Arkansas, and Washington State decided that these three coaches were ready as well.

In the next annual edition, I listed Steve Forbes, Matt McMahon, Wes Miller, Chris Jans, Todd Golden, Lamont Paris, and Mike Young among a baker’s dozen others that were ready for the big time, listing Jans as the top candidate.

As of this year, these seven are coaching big programs.

Last year, trying to come up with a list of 20 coaches took an extra week because there were 33 on my list, and it took many hours to pick the 20 and leave 13 deserving coaches off the list.

Last year’s list was a piece of cake compared to this season.  There were 47 coaches that were on my original list.  Narrowing that to 30 was quite difficult.  Picking the top 20 took three extra days.

If you don’t see your favorite potentially great next power college coach on this list, there’s a good chance he made the original list.  There are a few exceptions that I did not consider part of this equation.  Here are coaches that might still receive a chance to coach at a big school, but they are by no means up and coming.

Steve Alford: Alford has already coached at five schools, and he has won at all five schools, including Iowa and UCLA, but he’s never had the great season where he took a team to a Final Four.  He followed Musselman at Nevada and after a transition phase, he has the Wolfpack contending for the Mountain West Championship.  He reminds me of Larry Brown, except there haven’t been any NBA stints.

Brian Dutcher: If Dutcher wasn’t 64 years old, he might be in the top three on my list.  He’s proven that he can keep San Diego State an elite program year after year.  There is a chance that this program might become a Pac-12 team in the near future, so that might be his chance.

Ron Hunter: Tulane is in the American Athletic Conference, of which Houston and Memphis are members.  I cannot consider the AAC to be Mid-Major, so by that reason, Hunter is already coaching in the big time and doing the same great job he did at Georgia State and IUPUI.  He might get a look by an even bigger program, but in my mind, he’s already made the big time.

Bob Marlin: Marlin spent 12 years at Sam Houston State and now 13 years at Louisiana.  His resume is more than strong enough to get a big time job, but he’s in his 25th year in coaching and hasn’t made that leap.

Richard Pitino: Pitino, like Alford has already coached in the big time at Minnesota, and he did not sustain the program.  At New Mexico, he’s made the Lobos an NCAA Tournament team, but I think he’s a lot like Frank Solich after he was fired from the Nebraska football head coaching job and found success at Ohio.  Check back in two or three years if he can sustain the Lobo program.

These Coaches Made the first cut, but were eliminated in the second cut.  They are all solid coaches, but there are a couple dozen with better resumes at the current time.

Scott Nagy–Wright St.

Amire Abdur-Rahim–Kennesaw State

Danny Sprinkle–Montana St.

Mike Magpayo–UC Riverside

Bart Lundy–Milwaukee

Mitch Henderson–Princeton

Brian Earl–Cornell

Carmen Maciarello–Siena

Tod Kowalczyk–Toledo

Josh Schertz–Indiana St.

Niko Medved–Colorado St.

Stan Gouard–Southern Indiana

Bucky McMillan–Samford

Chris Victor–Seattle

These six coaches made the second cut but were eliminated in the third cut.

Mark Pope–BYU

Bryce Drew–Grand Canyon

Joe Golding–UTEP

Ron Sanchez–Charlotte

Jared Grasso–Bryant

Takayo Siddle–UNC Wilminton

And, these three just narrowly missed the top 20, surviving until the final cut.

23. Eran Ganot–Hawaii

Randy Bennett disciple when assistant at Saint Mary’s

Excellent international recruiter

Teams play great defense, good on the boards, and limit mistakes

22. John Becker–Vermont

He’s going to be 55 years old by the end of the season, and he appears to be a lifer in the Green Mountain State, but he’s won 6 consecutive American East Conference titles and has a rebuilding team in a tie for first again this year.  The Catamounts are now considered the favorite to win the league’s lone bid to the NCAA Tournament, which would be Becker’s fifth times in 12 seasons (eliminating the Covid year).  His mentor, Mike Longergan, left Vermont for George Washington and did a bang-up job.  Through Longeran, Becker is a branch of the Gary Williams tree.  He might be a good fit for an Atlantic 10 or Big East team needing a new philosophy.

21. Keith Urgo–Fordham

It is close to impossible for a first-year head coach to be ready for the Big Time, but this may be one time to make an exception.  Urgo, a Jay Wright protege, took over this Atlantic 10 doormat and quietly has the Rams at 16-4 and in 5th place out of 15 in the league.  Fordham hasn’t had a 20-win season for 32 years, and the last time Fordham went from weak to strong in one year under a first-year coach, Digger Phelps was offered the Notre Dame job after that one season.

Urgo has done it via the quick fix, through the Transfer Portal, as Fordham’s top three players came that way.  If he can get talent to leave the Deep South for The Bronx, then think what he might be able to do coaching in the Midwest, Atlantic Coast, South, or Southwest.

And now for the 20 that make our list of Coaches Ready For The Big Time.

20. Bob Richey–Furman

Richey flies under the radar in the Southern Conference.  Wofford, East Tennessee State, UNC Greensboro, and Chattanooga had recent runs of success that propelled coaches to bigger and better jobs.  Richey sort of anonymously can claim branches in both the Gene Keady and Dean Smith coaching trees, and his Furman teams play consistent offensive and defensive basketball, just like those patriarchs.  To date, his conference record at Furman is 70-26, which comes to a better than 13-5 average.  The only factor that keeps Richey from moving higher is that he has yet to win the SoCon Tournament.

19. Matt Langel–Colgate

4 straight Patriot League Championships and 86-34 record thru 2022  9-0/15-7 so far in 2023 has made Langel the King of the Patriot League.  A Fran Dunphy, Langel played for and later assisted on Dunphy’s staff.  His Red Raiders consistently play smart offensive basketball, and contrary to belief, offense is slightly more important than defense when it comes to winning basketball.

18. Mark Madsen–Utah Valley

Like the next guy on this list, this is a qualified selection.  Madsen is a member of the LDS Church, so whether or not he would leave the State of Utah is debatable.  He played college basketball at Stanford for Mike Montgomery on the Cardinal team that made the Final Four, and he enjoyed a lengthy career in the NBA as a player and an assistant coach.  What separates him from other NBA coaches that took college head coaching jobs is the fact that he did have past experience as a college assistant.  Madsen was known as “Mad Dog” in his playing days, and his UV teams play hard-nosed basketball in his image.  Playing the Wolverines leaves players feeling like they played the Michigan Wolverines–in football.

17. Paul Mills–Oral Roberts

Like Madsen, Mills is a top 20 coach with qualifications.  He has become a master at getting transfers, and he has proven he can make adjustments on the floor and take a team with less talent and beat a team with better talent.  But, his religion is even more important to him, and I don’t see him leaving ORU for another job, unless it is a situation like Baylor, where he was once an assistant under Scott Drew.  Financial gain may not be his driving force, as he has taken multiple pay cuts along the way to end up at ORU.

16. Dusty May–Florida Atlantic

Here is a coach that has finished just outside the top 20 the last two years, and with his team enjoying a breakout year, May will probably have to make a decision at the end of this season about moving away from Boca Raton (who would want to leave Boca?).  May didn’t play college basketball.  He was a student manager at Indiana and then began his coaching adventure working as a graduate assistant for Bob Knight, proving he could handle adversity.  Add Mike Davis and Mike White to those he assisted, gaining valuable experience under White at Florida, where the Gators made an Elite 8 appearance.  When he took over the FAU job, he faced a major rebuild.  Former NBA player and coach Michael Curry had zero experience coaching at any college level when he took the job, and like 98% of all coaches with zero prior college experience, he failed miserably, leaving the Owl program in need of a complete overhaul.  When May brought FAU home with a 17-16 record in year one, he immediately went on my radar.  He stayed there in the two Covid seasons, and then last year, FAU made the CBI with a 19-win season.  This year, the Owls are 19-1 and maybe one of the 10 best defensive teams in the nation.  Should Jim Larranaga or Leornard Hamilton decide to retire, May might be the perfect candidate and not have to leave the Sunshine State. 

15. A.W. Hamilton–Eastern Kentucky

If you like a coach and love to watch a team that plays 94 by 50 feet of basketball, this may be your guy.  Hamilton’s teams press full-court, play pressure defense in the halfcourt, cheat in the passing lanes, and run the fast break on offense.  The major plus is a super exciting brand of basketball that can become headaches for teams that have short preparation time.  The disadvantage is that it requires more depth than normal, so if your team can’t go 10-deep, this system will lead to February Fatigue.

Hamilton can be classified as part of the Rick Pitino tree through Kevin Keatts.  He also has some exceptional recruiting contacts through his time coaching at the post graduate basketball factory known as Hargrave Military Academy. 

14. Jason Hooten–Sam Houston State

Hooten might move farther up this chain if the Bearkats win the WAC postseason tournament this year and then scare the pants off a major conference power in the Round of 64.  If you are old, like me, you might remember the UCLA national champions of 1964, when the tiny Bruins ran a Duke team with two 6-10 starters out of the gym.  You may also remember the great multiple pressure defenses that Al McGuire’s teams played at Marquette.  Combine these two philosophies, and you get Coach Hooten.  Opposing coaches take Maalox preparing to play against his teams.  I saw SHSU come from down 14 points with eight minutes to go and still trailing by 12 with less than five minutes to go to win on a last-second 3-point shot to upset Oklahoma in Norman.  The Bearkats looked a lot more poised than the Sooners down the stretch, and their spread offense isolated defenders that could then be screened to set up open threes.  Hooten is a hidden gem in the Lone Star State. 

13. Darian DeVries–Drake

DeVries may be staying at Drake for quite some time after signing a lengthy extension, but Power Conference schools have the money to buy out contracts to get the coach they want.  DeVries definitely is worth the extra money.

DeVries spent several years as an assistant at Creighton, under former coach Dana Altman and current coach Greg McDermott.  When he took over the Drake program, he inherited five players–total!  He had to build up the roster almost like an expansion team in pro sports, and Drake figured to be a contender for last place in the tough Missouri Valley Conference.  Instead, the Bulldogs tied for first in the MVC.  In 2021, Drake began the season winning its first 18 games.  They earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Wichita State before bowing to USC.

Last year, with yet another heavy round of turnover, Drake wasn’t expected to contend for the tough MVC title, but they swept Loyola of Chicago in the regular season before falling to the Ramblers in the Championship Round of Arch Madness.  Drake visits Belmont this weekend for possibly the game that could decide who wins the #1 seed for this year’s Arch Madness.  DeVries is more than ready to take over a Big 12 or Big Ten program.

12. Kyle Keller–Stephen F. Austin

Any coach that can take a Low-Major school to Durham, North Carolina, and beat Duke during Coach K’s reign has to rate as an A+ coach.  Keller has a rich pedigree which includes stints assisting Billy Kennedy at Texas A&M, Bill Self at Kansas, and Eddie Sutton at Oklahoma St.

As of this writing on January 26, 2023, Keller has a 140-63 record, 80-25 in the last four years.  Keller’s teams are up-tempo and exciting to watch, and they always compete for the conference title.  SFA has moved from the Southland Conference to the tougher Western Athletic Conference, but the Lumberjacks have proven to be up to the task.  Additionally, SFA continues to show they aren’t intimidated by big time competition.  The Lumberjacks ventured  into Allen Fieldhouse and competed for 40 minutes against Kansas last year, before losing by eight. 

11. Ryan Odom–Utah St.

When former Utah State coach Craig Smith left Utah State for Utah, the son of former Virginina, Wake Forest, and South Carolina coach Dave Odom took this job and has done a bang-up job with the Aggies.  Odom was the coach at Maryland-Baltimore County, when his team became the only #16 seed to beat a #1 seed when UMBC topped Virginia.

Utah State is an exciting team to watch.  The Aggies know how to move the ball around and get open three-pointers.  At 16-5, USU is on the Bubble for an at-large bid.  Odom is on the Bubble for a power conference job.

10. Rob Senderoff–Kent State

He’s become a fixture in the MAC at the MACC, and he may decide to spend the rest of his coaching career at Kent State, but Senderoff knows how to coach.  His teams play harassing, in your face man to man defense and can make it look like the Golden Flashes have six players on the floor.  If he’s going to move on, this might be the year to do so, since he has his best team in the dozen years he’s been here.  He’s a Kelvin Sampson disciple.

9. Russ Turner–UC-Irvine

Turner might be coaching a Pac-12 team today if not for a statement made at the NCAA Tournament a few years ago that in modern times was considered too politically incorrect.  Eventually, the statement will be forgotten, especially when a team needs a winning coach.

Turner has a very impressive coaching tree resume. He has assisted Dave Odom, Mike Montgomery, and the legendary Don Nelson (who comes from the Red Auerbach tree). Turner has excellent NBA contacts from his time with the Golden State Warriors, and he has shown in his time in Irvine that he can organize and run a successful college program, one that can win in the NCAA Tournament, as UCI has beaten a Big 12 team in a past Dance.

UCI had never been to the NCAA Tournament until Turner became head coach. The program had wallowed in mediocrity for eight years. After two seasons of putting the wheels in motion, the Anteaters began winning consistently and have won for 12 consecutive years.

Turners’ teams play tough defense and patient but smart offense. Turner gets more out of his talent than an average coach, and his in-game adjustments frequently lead to the Anteaters winning toss-up games.

8. Grant McCasland–North Texas

McCasland has won 20 games every year in his coaching career at Arkansas State and North Texas, not counting the Covid year when he won 18.  The Mean Green play tough defense and usually control the boards.  With a 16-5 record, North Texas trails Florida Atlantic, but must be considered the leading contender to the Owls in the CUSA Tournament.

7. Ben McCollum–Northwest Missouri St.

I put McCollum on my list last year, the first time ever for a Division 2 head coach.  You probably have never heard of Ben McCollum.  He has dominated the Division 2 ranks in recent years with five national championships, including an undefeated season.  His teams play like Secretariat ran horse races.  They are a “tremendous machine.”  Usually, even the best teams have one exploitable weakness.  Either they have suspect outside shooters, they are a bit soft inside, they don’t rebound well, they have a hard time holding onto the ball, or their defense is too passive.  McCollum’s Northwest Missouri State teams are great in every factor.  

How best can I explain the way McCollum’s teams play?  They best remind me of the Indiana teams of 1975 and 1976.  They run a highly-efficient offense that frequently shoots better than 50% from the field, better than 40% from the 3-point line, and better than 80% at the foul line.  They prevent high percentage shots with an exceptional man-to-man defense with zone principles, and they play the passing lanes and get a lot of steals.  Watching NW Mo. play in the Division 2 national tournament the last two years, they beat the other top teams in the tournament the way UCLA used to dispose of top teams during the John Wooden years, where some of these games were no longer in doubt two minutes into the contest.  It was a matter of fact win where it looked like a college team playing a high school team.  They won the last two national championships with little competition, as it was obvious quickly who would win the game.

McCollum lost the Division 2 equivalent of Larry Bird in Ryan Hawkins, and it figured that Northwest Missouri State would come back to the field some last year, but just like Coach Wooden in 1969-70, after the graduation of Kareem Abdul Jabbar, McCollum guided the Bearcats to another National Championship.  The Bearcats are merely 9-0 in the Mid-America Conference and 16-1 overall.  

If you don’t think a small college head coach can advance to a Power Conference school, then forget that Wooden came to UCLA from what was then an NAIA school in Indiana State, or that John Chaney came to Temple from Division 2 Cheyney State or that both Ray Mears and Bruce Pearl came to Tennessee from small colleges, Mears from Wittenberg and Pearl from Southern Indiana.  

A smart Athletic Director that isn’t afraid to seek out McCollum might pull off the major coaching coup of the year.  McCollum has stated that he has yet to be offered the right type of Division I job, one where he can make a difference in the lives of the players he coaches and the community where he coaches.  I believe he might be holding out for a major college job with a team from a power conference and with a high academic standard.

6. Casey Alexander–Belmont

Alexander has coached two different Division 1 college teams while living in one house!  How is that you ask?  He lives exactly halfway between Nashville college rivals Lipscomb and Belmont.  All he needed to do was change his commute direction going left on Belmont Boulevard after going right before then.

Alexander played at Belmont under one of the top legends in Mid-Major college basketball history in Rick Byrd.  He eventually replaced his mentor at his alma mater.  Prior to returning to Belmont, he had been at rival Lipscomb for six years.  He rebuilt the once dynastic NAIA powerhouse into a strong Low-Major program in the Atlantic Sun Conference winning 20, 23, and 29 games his last three years with the Bisons.  The final two editions went to the NCAA Tournament, where Lipscomb led North Carolina into the second half as a 15-seed playing a 2-seed.

He followed up that with a final year where he took the Bisons to the Atlantic Sun regular season championship.  The Bisons lost in the Atlantic Sun Championship Game after leading in the final 10 minutes.  Relegated to the NIT, Lipscomb advanced to the Championship Game, losing to Texas.

Moving to Belmont, Alexander has taken the Bruins to a 93-25 record in three plus years.  Belmont had earned the automatic NCAA bid in 2020 before the tournament was canceled.  After winning the OVC regular season title in 2021, the Bruins were upset in the tournament semifinals and finished the season 26-4.  Belmont went 15-3/25-8 last year, which included wins over Iona, Saint Louis, and Chattanooga.  After the season, Belmont moved from the Ohio Valley Conference to the much tougher Missouri Valley Conference, and the Bruins were facing a rebuilding season and picked to finish down in the pack.  After a slow start, Belmont is now tied for first in the league at 9-2 and 16-6 overall.

Unlike a lot of teams, Belmont plays more of an old-fashioned motion offense with crisp, intelligent passing.  It is a style that has made the Bruins one of the most efficient offenses in college basketball, and the Bruins are quite exciting to watch in person.

5. Anthony Grant–Dayton

Grant has coached in the big time before.  He was the head coach at Virginia Commonwealth, winning the conference championship all three years in Richmond, as he took over for Jeff Capel and built the Rams’ dominance that Shaka Smart would inherit from him.  In his first year at VCU, his team beat Duke in the NCAA Tournament before losing in overtime to Pittsburgh in the Round of 32.

Grant took over at Alabama following a year in which prior coach Mark Gottfried had resigned in mid-season, and the Tide had seen key recruits go elsewhere.  The Alabama program he inherited had experienced winning SEC records just three times in the prior 13 years.  After a big rebuild in year one, in which Alabama far exceeded expectations and took a Kentucky team with eight future NBA players to the wire in the SEC Tournament, the Crimson Tide turned things around with three consecutive winning SEC records and three consecutive 20-win seasons.  Things took a bad turn when multiple players were suspended, and Alabama suffered a losing season in 2014.  In 2015, the Tide was starting to return to competitiveness, and they just missed by a game or two of getting an NCAA Tournament bid, when Grant was fired.  

His replacement at Alabama was former NBA Coach of the Year, Avery Johnson.  Johnson’s four years in Tuscaloosa were mediocre at best, as the Tide never competed for the conference title and suffered through three losing conference records in the four years.  

Meanwhile, Grant spent two years as an NBA assistant under his mentor Billy Donovan at Oklahoma City and then took the Dayton job in 2017-18.  He inherited a big winner that was having to start over with a major rebuilding project.  The first year was tough, as the Flyers suffered through a 14-17 season.  The program improved quickly, going 21-12 in 2019 with an NIT appearance.  2020 was a big turnaround.  With sophomore forward Obi Toppen developing brilliantly under Grant’s tutelage, the Flyers looked like a Final Four team and possible national title contender.  Dayton went 28-2, running the table in the Atlantic 10.  Both losses were in overtime, one to Kansas.  Dayton sat at number three in the polls and was sure to earn a 1-seed in the Big Dance, until Covid knocked the tournament out cold.

After a 2021 season that saw many games canceled, Dayton finished 9-7 in the A-10 and 13-8 in the regular season.  Last year, DU went 14-4 in the A-10 and 24-11 overall, and this year, the Flyers are back in contention in the league with a 5-3 league mark.  They spent a couple weeks ranked in the top 25.  Grant may be on the radar screen of a few Power Conference schools, if he can get this DU team to the Dance.

4. Pat Kelsey–College of Charleston

Kelsey won 4 Big South Championships in final 6 years at Winthrop including a 23-2 season in 2021.  With 20 consecutive victories and a number 18 ranking in the AP Poll, Charleston is in line for a top 8 seed in the Big Dance if they keep winning and take the Colonial Athletic Association’s automatic bid.

Kelsey was an assistant to Chris Mack at Xavier when the Musketeers went 73-30 and won two Atlantic 10 Championships.  His team is a master of the hustle stats.

3. Mike Rhoades–Virginia Commonwealth

Any coach that can go 23-12 at Rice earns permanent placement on this list.  Rhoades was Shaka Smart’s top assistant at VCU before taking over at Rice for three years and then coming back to Richmond to replace Smart when he took the Texas job.

The Havoc Defense can disrupt a lot of teams, but one of the hidden assets of this defense is the amount of time a team must take to get the ball into the scoring zone.  Even if the defense doesn’t force a turnover, if the opponent has 15 seconds to run its offense after getting the ball across halfcourt and then advancing it to the scoring zone, all it takes is a little more pressure to force the opponent to take a low percentage shot.

VCU’s players are used to playing this way night after night.  Opponents frequently wilt when having to play a pressure game.  

Under Rhoades, the Rams earned two NCAA Tournament invitations in his first four years, even though they didn’t get to play last year due to Covid forfeit.

Last year, Rhoades had to replace an NBA Draft pick, and then he lost his top big man to a torn ACL.  He also had to begin the season without the services of his point guard who was still recovering from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon.  Once Adrian Baldwin returned to the lineup, the Rams went 20-3 and finished in 2nd place in the A-10.  This year, VCU is 7-1 and leading the league by a half-game over the coach at the top of this list.  Rhoades is ready to coach at a Big East, ACC, Big Ten, SEC, or Big 12 school. 

2. Joe Pasternack–UC Santa Barbara

Pasternack has been victimized twice as a head coach by things out of his control, and he has proven to be a coach that can withstand adversity and conquer it.  He once was the head coach at the University of New Orleans, when the school decided to shut down the basketball program in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  With half of his team leaving just before the start of a season, Pasternack still produced a competitive team.  In his final year, with UNO playing a Division 2 schedule but with a roster put together piece-meal, Pasternack produced a 16-6 record before the program went black.

Pasternack then spent seven years in Tucson, as an assistant to Sean Miller at Arizona.  These were Miller’s best seven seasons at UA.  After he left, the Wildcats’ regressed to the point where Miller was fired.

At UCSB, Pasternack inherited a program that had been 6-22 the year before with the worst field goal percentage in the nation at 37.7%.  In his first year, Pasternack immediately repaired the offensive damage, producing a team that scored 15 more points per game and shot 46.4% from the field.  Best of all, the Gauchos finished in a surprise second place in the Big West and won 23 games and came within a minute of knocking out UC-Irvine for the automatic bid to the Big Dance.

Three more 20-win seasons followed, culminated by the Gauchos winning the Big West regular season and tournament championships in 2021. As a 12-seed, they lost by one point to 5-seed Creighton in the second round.

After a large rebuild in 2022, where UCSB managed to pull through with a winning record, after the team was decimated by Covid and did not play for more than two weeks.  Having to play three games a week for most of the rest of the year, the Gauchos somehow managed to finish 17-11.  

This year, UCSB leads the Big West again with a 7-1 conference record and 16-3 record overall.  Their offensive philosophy is to work the ball for high percentage shots, and Pasternack’s players run that offense beautifully.  

What about his pedigree?  It is golden.  Pasternack is one of a handful of coaches not to have played college basketball.  He attended Indiana, where he began learning the game under legend Bob Knight as a student volunteer assistant.  His first paid gig was as an assistant to Ben Braun at UC-Berkeley. 

 

1. Travis Ford–Saint Louis

2023’s number one coach has been number one on this list before.  Ford’s pedigree includes playing for Norm Stewart at Missouri and Rick Pitino at Kentucky, playing on conference champions at both schools.  At the age of 28, he became the head coach at NAIA school Campbellsville.  The school was on probation for violations committed by the prior regime.  After a rough first year, Ford guided the school to a 51-14 record, which caught the eye of Eastern Kentucky University.

Ford took over a EKU program needing a major facelift, and in each year he raised the Colonels’ conference win mark over the preceding season.  It culminated with a trip to the NCAA Tournament in his fifth and final year in Richmond, KY.

UMass offered him their job in 2005, where he inherited an average squad from prior coach Steve Lappas.  After a mediocre first season, the Minutemen won the Atlantic 10 Conference title in year two with a 13-3/24-9 mark.  Ford followed that up with a 25-11 record the following year, which included a trip to the NIT Championship Game.

Ford’s next stop was at Oklahoma State.  He replaced Sean Sutton, who had fashioned 6-10, 6-10, and 7-9 conference records in three years following his dad in Stillwater.  In Ford’s first year at OSU, he guided the Cowboys to a 9-7 Big 12 record and invitation to the Big Dance for the first time in four years, where they beat Tennessee in the first round before falling to 1-seed Pittsburgh in a game the Pokes led in the second half.

All Ford did was take Oklahoma State to five NCAA Tournament berths in his seven years there, but that didn’t satisfy the folks in Stillwater.  He was fired after year eight.  

Ford was offered the Saint Louis job and has done quite well with the Billikens.  Taking over a team that had suffered through back-to-back 21-loss seasons, SLU improved by a game in Ford’s first season, then broke even in the Atlantic 10 with an overall winning record in his second season, and then took the Billikens to the Big Dance in his third season.  His record in the last five years is 97-46.  SLU doesn’t get fat on a bunch of non-conference pushovers.  The Billikens own wins over Memphis, Providence, Southern Illinois, and Drake, with a narrow loss at Auburn.

Ford belongs in a power conference.  Many power conference schools would be happy with five Dance invitations in seven years.  The Pitino coaching tree has consistent success, and Ford may be the best from that tree after Billy Donovan.

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

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Date1/27/2023
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1PurdueAlabamaHoustonTennessee
2ArizonaKansasTexasUCLA
3Iowa St.Kansas St.VirginiaXavier
4GonzagaBaylorTCUMarquette
5ConnecticutAuburnRutgersSaint Mary’s
6Miami (Fla)San Diego St.ProvidenceIndiana
7IllinoisNew MexicoDukeFlorida Atlantic
8North CarolinaMichigan St.ArkansasNorth Carolina St.
9MemphisCreightonBoise St.Clemson
10MissouriIowaNorthwesternMaryland
11USCNevadaCharlestonKentuckyArizona St.
12Oral RobertsKent St.VCUWisconsinWest Virginia
13Southern Miss.LibertyUCSBSouthern Illinois
14SeattlePrincetonColgateUNC Greensboro
15E. WashingtonSienaVermontUNC Asheville
16Northern KentuckySE LouisianaAlcorn St.UM Eastern ShoreUT-MartinFairleigh Dickinson

Last 4 Byes: Northwestern, Maryland, USC, Nevada

Last 4 In: Kentucky, Arizona State, Wisconsin, West Virginia

First 4 Out: Texas A&M, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Utah State

Next 4 Out: Oklahoma State, Penn State, Utah, Virginia Tech

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Friday, January 27, 2023

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Friday’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

HomeVisitorSpread
Cleveland St.Purdue Ft. Wayne3.5
DavidsonSaint Louis-1.8
Kent St.Buffalo10.2
MaristRider-2.7
New MexicoAir Force13.3
NiagaraManhattan6.5
North Dakota St.North Dakota6.5
Robert MorrisDetroit0.9
SienaIona-5.0
Youngstown St.Oakland10.2

Friday’s PiRate Ratings

#TeamPiRateConference
1Tennessee121.1Southeastern
2Houston120.3American Athletic
3Alabama120.2Southeastern
4UCLA118.1Pac-12
5Connecticut117.4Big East
6Purdue116.7Big Ten
7Texas116.2Big 12
8Gonzaga115.6West Coast
9Arizona115.5Pac-12
10Kansas115.5Big 12
11TCU115.3Big 12
12Saint Mary’s115.3West Coast
13Marquette115.1Big East
14Creighton115.0Big East
15Baylor114.9Big 12
16Iowa St.114.4Big 12
17Xavier114.4Big East
18Rutgers114.1Big Ten
19Virginia113.8Atlantic Coast
20Indiana113.8Big Ten
21Arkansas113.7Southeastern
22Ohio St.113.3Big Ten
23North Carolina113.2Atlantic Coast
24Illinois113.1Big Ten
25Auburn113.0Southeastern
26West Virginia112.9Big 12
27Kentucky112.7Southeastern
28Kansas St.112.5Big 12
29Iowa112.3Big Ten
30San Diego St.112.2Mountain West
31Duke112.0Atlantic Coast
32Boise St.111.8Mountain West
33Providence111.8Big East
34Memphis111.7American Athletic
35Maryland111.6Big Ten
36Florida111.5Southeastern
37Miami (Fla)111.4Atlantic Coast
38Oklahoma St.111.2Big 12
39Texas A&M111.2Southeastern
40Michigan St.111.0Big Ten
41USC110.6Pac-12
42Utah110.6Pac-12
43North Carolina St.110.4Atlantic Coast
44Florida Atlantic110.3Conference USA
45Northwestern110.3Big Ten
46New Mexico110.2Mountain West
47Virginia Tech109.9Atlantic Coast
48Utah St.109.9Mountain West
49Oregon109.8Pac-12
50Missouri109.7Southeastern
51Penn St.109.7Big Ten
52Colorado109.6Pac-12
53Oklahoma109.5Big 12
54Texas Tech109.4Big 12
55Mississippi St.109.4Southeastern
56Arizona St.109.3Pac-12
57Clemson109.2Atlantic Coast
58Michigan109.1Big Ten
59Seton Hall109.0Big East
60Nevada108.8Mountain West
61Cincinnati108.7American Athletic
62Liberty108.6Atlantic Sun
63Central Florida108.5American Athletic
64Dayton108.4Atlantic 10
65St. John’s108.3Big East
66Villanova108.2Big East
67Washington St.108.1Pac-12
68Wisconsin108.0Big Ten
69Sam Houston St.107.9Western Athletic
70Oral Roberts107.9Summit
71UAB107.7Conference USA
72Wake Forest107.6Atlantic Coast
73Pittsburgh107.6Atlantic Coast
74Kent St.107.6Mid-American
75VCU107.5Atlantic 10
76Charleston107.2Colonial Athletic
77Syracuse106.8Atlantic Coast
78Iona106.8Metro Atlantic
79Saint Louis106.7Atlantic 10
80BYU106.6West Coast
81North Texas106.4Conference USA
82Marshall106.4Sun Belt
83UNLV106.3Mountain West
84Tulane106.2American Athletic
85Vanderbilt105.9Southeastern
86James Madison105.9Sun Belt
87Bradley105.8Missouri Valley
88Drake105.8Missouri Valley
89Mississippi105.8Southeastern
90Santa Clara105.6West Coast
91Loyola Marymount105.4West Coast
92Stanford105.3Pac-12
93Utah Valley105.3Western Athletic
94Yale105.2Ivy League
95Butler105.0Big East
96Georgia104.9Southeastern
97Furman104.9Southern
98UC Irvine104.8Big West
99Nebraska104.7Big Ten
100Washington104.6Pac-12
101Toledo104.6Mid-American
102UC Santa Barbara104.5Big West
103San Francisco104.5West Coast
104Grand Canyon104.4Western Athletic
105Colorado St.104.1Mountain West
106Princeton103.9Ivy League
107Cornell103.9Ivy League
108Louisiana103.9Sun Belt
109LSU103.9Southeastern
110Temple103.8American Athletic
111Charlotte103.8Conference USA
112Southern Utah103.8Western Athletic
113Southern Miss103.8Sun Belt
114Hofstra103.7Colonial Athletic
115Southern Illinois103.4Missouri Valley
116Seattle103.4Western Athletic
117Colgate103.2Patriot League
118Akron103.1Mid-American
119Belmont103.1Missouri Valley
120Richmond103.1Atlantic 10
121Montana St.103.0Big Sky
122Indiana St.102.8Missouri Valley
123UNC Greensboro102.8Southern
124George Mason102.8Atlantic 10
125Wichita St.102.7American Athletic
126Youngstown St.102.7Horizon
127Middle Tennessee102.7Conference USA
128DePaul102.6Big East
129Duquesne102.5Atlantic 10
130Hawaii102.4Big West
131San Jose St.102.1Mountain West
132Stephen F. Austin102.1Western Athletic
133Troy102.0Sun Belt
134Davidson101.9Atlantic 10
135Towson101.9Colonial Athletic
136South Florida101.8American Athletic
137Cal Baptist101.7Western Athletic
138Samford101.7Southern
139Notre Dame101.7Atlantic Coast
140Quinnipiac101.6Metro Atlantic
141Missouri St.101.6Missouri Valley
142Louisiana Tech101.6Conference USA
143Florida St.101.6Atlantic Coast
144Vermont101.5America East
145Ohio101.3Mid-American
146Longwood101.2Big South
147Georgia Tech101.2Atlantic Coast
148Fresno St.101.1Mountain West
149UMass Lowell100.9America East
150Eastern Washington100.9Big Sky
151Chattanooga100.8Southern
152Massachusetts100.8Atlantic 10
153UC Riverside100.8Big West
154Wyoming100.7Mountain West
155Kennesaw St.100.7Atlantic Sun
156Penn100.6Ivy League
157Rice100.6Conference USA
158UNC Wilmington100.6Colonial Athletic
159Radford100.5Big South
160UC Davis100.3Big West
161Long Beach St.100.3Big West
162Fordham100.2Atlantic 10
163Northern Iowa100.2Missouri Valley
164Florida Gulf Coast100.2Atlantic Sun
165Appalachian St.100.1Sun Belt
166Harvard100.1Ivy League
167Murray St.100.0Missouri Valley
168Boston College100.0Atlantic Coast
169Minnesota99.9Big Ten
170Buffalo99.9Mid-American
171Western Kentucky99.9Conference USA
172SMU99.9American Athletic
173Portland99.9West Coast
174Air Force99.9Mountain West
175St. Bonaventure99.9Atlantic 10
176Cal St. Fullerton99.7Big West
177South Dakota St.99.6Summit
178Cleveland St.99.6Horizon
179Old Dominion99.5Sun Belt
180UTEP99.5Conference USA
181George Washington99.4Atlantic 10
182Gardner Webb99.4Big South
183Ball St.99.4Mid-American
184Siena99.3Metro Atlantic
185Lipscomb99.3Atlantic Sun
186Drexel99.2Colonial Athletic
187Bryant99.2America East
188South Alabama99.0Sun Belt
189UNC Asheville99.0Big South
190Eastern Kentucky99.0Atlantic Sun
191Norfolk St.98.9Mideastern Athletic
192New Mexico St.98.9Western Athletic
193San Diego98.8West Coast
194Wofford98.8Southern
195Saint Joseph’s98.7Atlantic 10
196Purdue Fort Wayne98.6Horizon
197Montana98.6Big Sky
198Stetson98.5Atlantic Sun
199Pepperdine98.4West Coast
200Northern Kentucky98.3Horizon
201Tarleton St.98.3Western Athletic
202Sacramento St.98.3Big Sky
203Rhode Island98.3Atlantic 10
204Brown98.2Ivy League
205Georgetown98.1Big East
206Delaware98.1Colonial Athletic
207Jacksonville98.0Atlantic Sun
208Milwaukee98.0Horizon
209Oregon St.98.0Pac-12
210Utah Tech97.9Western Athletic
211East Carolina97.9American Athletic
212Navy97.9Patriot League
213Queens97.8Atlantic Sun
214Texas St.97.6Sun Belt
215Wright St.97.6Horizon
216UMBC97.6America East
217North Carolina Central97.6Mideastern Athletic
218St. Thomas97.5Summit
219Rider97.5Metro Atlantic
220Weber St.97.5Big Sky
221Northwestern St.97.4Southland
222Abilene Christian97.3Western Athletic
223Grambling97.0Southwestern Athletic
224SIU Edwardsville97.0Ohio Valley
225American96.9Patriot League
226Detroit Mercy96.9Horizon
227Georgia Southern96.9Sun Belt
228California96.8Pac-12
229Mercer96.8Southern
230Portland St.96.7Big Sky
231Southern96.7Southwestern Athletic
232Texas A&M CC96.7Southland
233Pacific96.7West Coast
234Fairfield96.6Metro Atlantic
235Loyola (Chi.)96.5Atlantic 10
236Georgia St.96.4Sun Belt
237Army96.3Patriot League
238East Tennessee St.96.1Southern
239Coastal Carolina96.0Sun Belt
240Bellarmine96.0Atlantic Sun
241South Carolina95.9Southeastern
242Nicholls St.95.9Southland
243Southern Indiana95.7Ohio Valley
244Illinois St.95.6Missouri Valley
245Tulsa95.6American Athletic
246La Salle95.6Atlantic 10
247Campbell95.5Big South
248Niagara95.5Metro Atlantic
249North Dakota St.95.5Summit
250Bowling Green95.5Mid-American
251Lafayette95.4Patriot League
252Florida Int’l95.4Conference USA
253Robert Morris95.3Horizon
254Western Carolina95.3Southern
255Southeast Missouri St.95.1Ohio Valley
256Boston University95.1Patriot League
257UMKC95.0Summit
258North Carolina A&T95.0Colonial Athletic
259Oakland95.0Horizon
260UT-Martin95.0Ohio Valley
261Morgan St.94.9Mideastern Athletic
262Howard94.9Mideastern Athletic
263Northeastern94.8Colonial Athletic
264Winthrop94.8Big South
265Dartmouth94.6Ivy League
266Western Illinois94.6Summit
267Louisiana Monroe94.6Sun Belt
268Northern Colorado94.6Big Sky
269Lehigh94.5Patriot League
270Alcorn St.94.5Southwestern Athletic
271Northern Illinois94.3Mid-American
272New Hampshire94.2America East
273Canisius94.1Metro Atlantic
274North Florida94.1Atlantic Sun
275Valparaiso94.0Missouri Valley
276Jacksonville St.94.0Atlantic Sun
277UT Arlington93.9Western Athletic
278Maryland Eastern Shore93.9Mideastern Athletic
279Louisville93.9Atlantic Coast
280Idaho St.93.8Big Sky
281Mount St. Mary’s93.8Metro Atlantic
282Morehead St.93.7Ohio Valley
283UC San Diego93.7Big West
284Southeastern Louisiana93.6Southland
285Western Michigan93.5Mid-American
286North Alabama93.4Atlantic Sun
287Wagner93.4Northeast
288Maine93.3America East
289Northern Arizona93.3Big Sky
290Texas Southern93.3Southwestern Athletic
291Charleston Southern93.2Big South
292Tennessee Tech93.2Ohio Valley
293Illinois Chicago93.2Missouri Valley
294Chicago St.93.1Independents
295USC Upstate93.1Big South
296Cal Poly93.1Big West
297Saint Peter’s93.0Metro Atlantic
298The Citadel93.0Southern
299Prairie View A&M92.9Southwestern Athletic
300Bucknell92.8Patriot League
301Miami (O)92.7Mid-American
302South Dakota92.7Summit
303High Point92.6Big South
304William & Mary92.6Colonial Athletic
305UT Rio Grande Valley92.5Western Athletic
306Idaho92.5Big Sky
307Texas A&M Commerce92.4Southland
308Austin Peay92.4Atlantic Sun
309Marist92.3Metro Atlantic
310Denver92.2Summit
311Arkansas St.91.7Sun Belt
312Cal St. Bakersfield91.6Big West
313Manhattan91.5Metro Atlantic
314Stony Brook91.5Colonial Athletic
315North Dakota91.5Summit
316St. Francis PA91.3Northeast
317NJIT91.3America East
318Central Michigan91.3Mid-American
319UTSA91.3Conference USA
320Jackson St.91.2Southwestern Athletic
321Fairleigh Dickinson91.2Northeast
322Cal St. Northridge91.1Big West
323Omaha91.0Summit
324Presbyterian90.9Big South
325Tennessee St.90.8Ohio Valley
326Sacred Heart90.6Northeast
327Binghamton90.4America East
328Merrimack90.3Northeast
329Central Connecticut90.1Northeast
330Arkansas Pine Bluff90.1Southwestern Athletic
331Stonehill89.8Northeast
332VMI89.8Southern
333McNeese St.89.8Southland
334Coppin St.89.5Mideastern Athletic
335Loyola (MD)89.5Patriot League
336Eastern Michigan89.4Mid-American
337Little Rock89.4Ohio Valley
338Holy Cross89.3Patriot League
339Albany89.2America East
340Alabama St.89.1Southwestern Athletic
341Alabama A&M89.0Southwestern Athletic
342Elon89.0Colonial Athletic
343Central Arkansas89.0Atlantic Sun
344Hampton88.5Colonial Athletic
345Eastern Illinois88.3Ohio Valley
346Lindenwood88.3Ohio Valley
347Evansville88.2Missouri Valley
348Columbia87.8Ivy League
349New Orleans87.8Southland
350Incarnate Word87.7Southland
351St. Francis NY87.3Northeast
352South Carolina St.87.1Mideastern Athletic
353Bethune Cookman87.1Southwestern Athletic
354Houston Christian86.3Southland
355Monmouth85.1Colonial Athletic
356Florida A&M85.0Southwestern Athletic
357Delaware St.84.9Mideastern Athletic
358Mississippi Valley St.84.4Southwestern Athletic
359Lamar84.1Southland
360Hartford83.4Independents
361Green Bay82.7Horizon
362IUPUI82.3Horizon
363Long Island81.3Northeast

Alphabetical

#TeamPiRateConference
222Abilene Christian97.3Western Athletic
174Air Force99.9Mountain West
118Akron103.1Mid-American
3Alabama120.2Southeastern
341Alabama A&M89.0Southwestern Athletic
340Alabama St.89.1Southwestern Athletic
339Albany89.2America East
270Alcorn St.94.5Southwestern Athletic
225American96.9Patriot League
165Appalachian St.100.1Sun Belt
9Arizona115.5Pac-12
56Arizona St.109.3Pac-12
21Arkansas113.7Southeastern
330Arkansas Pine Bluff90.1Southwestern Athletic
311Arkansas St.91.7Sun Belt
237Army96.3Patriot League
25Auburn113.0Southeastern
308Austin Peay92.4Atlantic Sun
183Ball St.99.4Mid-American
15Baylor114.9Big 12
240Bellarmine96.0Atlantic Sun
119Belmont103.1Missouri Valley
353Bethune Cookman87.1Southwestern Athletic
327Binghamton90.4America East
32Boise St.111.8Mountain West
168Boston College100.0Atlantic Coast
256Boston University95.1Patriot League
250Bowling Green95.5Mid-American
87Bradley105.8Missouri Valley
204Brown98.2Ivy League
187Bryant99.2America East
300Bucknell92.8Patriot League
170Buffalo99.9Mid-American
95Butler105.0Big East
80BYU106.6West Coast
137Cal Baptist101.7Western Athletic
296Cal Poly93.1Big West
312Cal St. Bakersfield91.6Big West
176Cal St. Fullerton99.7Big West
322Cal St. Northridge91.1Big West
228California96.8Pac-12
247Campbell95.5Big South
273Canisius94.1Metro Atlantic
343Central Arkansas89.0Atlantic Sun
329Central Connecticut90.1Northeast
63Central Florida108.5American Athletic
318Central Michigan91.3Mid-American
76Charleston107.2Colonial Athletic
291Charleston Southern93.2Big South
111Charlotte103.8Conference USA
151Chattanooga100.8Southern
294Chicago St.93.1Independents
61Cincinnati108.7American Athletic
57Clemson109.2Atlantic Coast
178Cleveland St.99.6Horizon
239Coastal Carolina96.0Sun Belt
117Colgate103.2Patriot League
52Colorado109.6Pac-12
105Colorado St.104.1Mountain West
348Columbia87.8Ivy League
5Connecticut117.4Big East
334Coppin St.89.5Mideastern Athletic
107Cornell103.9Ivy League
14Creighton115.0Big East
265Dartmouth94.6Ivy League
134Davidson101.9Atlantic 10
64Dayton108.4Atlantic 10
206Delaware98.1Colonial Athletic
357Delaware St.84.9Mideastern Athletic
310Denver92.2Summit
128DePaul102.6Big East
226Detroit Mercy96.9Horizon
88Drake105.8Missouri Valley
186Drexel99.2Colonial Athletic
31Duke112.0Atlantic Coast
129Duquesne102.5Atlantic 10
211East Carolina97.9American Athletic
238East Tennessee St.96.1Southern
345Eastern Illinois88.3Ohio Valley
190Eastern Kentucky99.0Atlantic Sun
336Eastern Michigan89.4Mid-American
150Eastern Washington100.9Big Sky
342Elon89.0Colonial Athletic
347Evansville88.2Missouri Valley
234Fairfield96.6Metro Atlantic
321Fairleigh Dickinson91.2Northeast
36Florida111.5Southeastern
356Florida A&M85.0Southwestern Athletic
44Florida Atlantic110.3Conference USA
164Florida Gulf Coast100.2Atlantic Sun
252Florida Int’l95.4Conference USA
143Florida St.101.6Atlantic Coast
162Fordham100.2Atlantic 10
148Fresno St.101.1Mountain West
97Furman104.9Southern
182Gardner Webb99.4Big South
124George Mason102.8Atlantic 10
181George Washington99.4Atlantic 10
205Georgetown98.1Big East
96Georgia104.9Southeastern
227Georgia Southern96.9Sun Belt
236Georgia St.96.4Sun Belt
147Georgia Tech101.2Atlantic Coast
8Gonzaga115.6West Coast
223Grambling97.0Southwestern Athletic
104Grand Canyon104.4Western Athletic
361Green Bay82.7Horizon
344Hampton88.5Colonial Athletic
360Hartford83.4Independents
166Harvard100.1Ivy League
130Hawaii102.4Big West
303High Point92.6Big South
114Hofstra103.7Colonial Athletic
338Holy Cross89.3Patriot League
2Houston120.3American Athletic
354Houston Christian86.3Southland
262Howard94.9Mideastern Athletic
306Idaho92.5Big Sky
280Idaho St.93.8Big Sky
24Illinois113.1Big Ten
293Illinois Chicago93.2Missouri Valley
244Illinois St.95.6Missouri Valley
350Incarnate Word87.7Southland
20Indiana113.8Big Ten
122Indiana St.102.8Missouri Valley
78Iona106.8Metro Atlantic
29Iowa112.3Big Ten
16Iowa St.114.4Big 12
362IUPUI82.3Horizon
320Jackson St.91.2Southwestern Athletic
207Jacksonville98.0Atlantic Sun
276Jacksonville St.94.0Atlantic Sun
86James Madison105.9Sun Belt
10Kansas115.5Big 12
28Kansas St.112.5Big 12
155Kennesaw St.100.7Atlantic Sun
74Kent St.107.6Mid-American
27Kentucky112.7Southeastern
246La Salle95.6Atlantic 10
251Lafayette95.4Patriot League
359Lamar84.1Southland
269Lehigh94.5Patriot League
62Liberty108.6Atlantic Sun
346Lindenwood88.3Ohio Valley
185Lipscomb99.3Atlantic Sun
337Little Rock89.4Ohio Valley
161Long Beach St.100.3Big West
363Long Island81.3Northeast
146Longwood101.2Big South
108Louisiana103.9Sun Belt
267Louisiana Monroe94.6Sun Belt
142Louisiana Tech101.6Conference USA
279Louisville93.9Atlantic Coast
235Loyola (Chi.)96.5Atlantic 10
335Loyola (MD)89.5Patriot League
91Loyola Marymount105.4West Coast
109LSU103.9Southeastern
288Maine93.3America East
313Manhattan91.5Metro Atlantic
309Marist92.3Metro Atlantic
13Marquette115.1Big East
82Marshall106.4Sun Belt
35Maryland111.6Big Ten
278Maryland Eastern Shore93.9Mideastern Athletic
152Massachusetts100.8Atlantic 10
333McNeese St.89.8Southland
34Memphis111.7American Athletic
229Mercer96.8Southern
328Merrimack90.3Northeast
37Miami (Fla)111.4Atlantic Coast
301Miami (O)92.7Mid-American
58Michigan109.1Big Ten
40Michigan St.111.0Big Ten
127Middle Tennessee102.7Conference USA
208Milwaukee98.0Horizon
169Minnesota99.9Big Ten
89Mississippi105.8Southeastern
55Mississippi St.109.4Southeastern
358Mississippi Valley St.84.4Southwestern Athletic
50Missouri109.7Southeastern
141Missouri St.101.6Missouri Valley
355Monmouth85.1Colonial Athletic
197Montana98.6Big Sky
121Montana St.103.0Big Sky
282Morehead St.93.7Ohio Valley
261Morgan St.94.9Mideastern Athletic
281Mount St. Mary’s93.8Metro Atlantic
167Murray St.100.0Missouri Valley
212Navy97.9Patriot League
99Nebraska104.7Big Ten
60Nevada108.8Mountain West
272New Hampshire94.2America East
46New Mexico110.2Mountain West
192New Mexico St.98.9Western Athletic
349New Orleans87.8Southland
248Niagara95.5Metro Atlantic
242Nicholls St.95.9Southland
317NJIT91.3America East
191Norfolk St.98.9Mideastern Athletic
286North Alabama93.4Atlantic Sun
23North Carolina113.2Atlantic Coast
258North Carolina A&T95.0Colonial Athletic
217North Carolina Central97.6Mideastern Athletic
43North Carolina St.110.4Atlantic Coast
315North Dakota91.5Summit
249North Dakota St.95.5Summit
274North Florida94.1Atlantic Sun
81North Texas106.4Conference USA
263Northeastern94.8Colonial Athletic
289Northern Arizona93.3Big Sky
268Northern Colorado94.6Big Sky
271Northern Illinois94.3Mid-American
163Northern Iowa100.2Missouri Valley
200Northern Kentucky98.3Horizon
45Northwestern110.3Big Ten
221Northwestern St.97.4Southland
139Notre Dame101.7Atlantic Coast
259Oakland95.0Horizon
145Ohio101.3Mid-American
22Ohio St.113.3Big Ten
53Oklahoma109.5Big 12
38Oklahoma St.111.2Big 12
179Old Dominion99.5Sun Belt
323Omaha91.0Summit
70Oral Roberts107.9Summit
49Oregon109.8Pac-12
209Oregon St.98.0Pac-12
233Pacific96.7West Coast
156Penn100.6Ivy League
51Penn St.109.7Big Ten
199Pepperdine98.4West Coast
73Pittsburgh107.6Atlantic Coast
173Portland99.9West Coast
230Portland St.96.7Big Sky
299Prairie View A&M92.9Southwestern Athletic
324Presbyterian90.9Big South
106Princeton103.9Ivy League
33Providence111.8Big East
6Purdue116.7Big Ten
196Purdue Fort Wayne98.6Horizon
213Queens97.8Atlantic Sun
140Quinnipiac101.6Metro Atlantic
159Radford100.5Big South
203Rhode Island98.3Atlantic 10
157Rice100.6Conference USA
120Richmond103.1Atlantic 10
219Rider97.5Metro Atlantic
253Robert Morris95.3Horizon
18Rutgers114.1Big Ten
202Sacramento St.98.3Big Sky
326Sacred Heart90.6Northeast
195Saint Joseph’s98.7Atlantic 10
79Saint Louis106.7Atlantic 10
12Saint Mary’s115.3West Coast
297Saint Peter’s93.0Metro Atlantic
69Sam Houston St.107.9Western Athletic
138Samford101.7Southern
193San Diego98.8West Coast
30San Diego St.112.2Mountain West
103San Francisco104.5West Coast
131San Jose St.102.1Mountain West
90Santa Clara105.6West Coast
116Seattle103.4Western Athletic
59Seton Hall109.0Big East
184Siena99.3Metro Atlantic
224SIU Edwardsville97.0Ohio Valley
172SMU99.9American Athletic
188South Alabama99.0Sun Belt
241South Carolina95.9Southeastern
352South Carolina St.87.1Mideastern Athletic
302South Dakota92.7Summit
177South Dakota St.99.6Summit
136South Florida101.8American Athletic
255Southeast Missouri St.95.1Ohio Valley
284Southeastern Louisiana93.6Southland
231Southern96.7Southwestern Athletic
115Southern Illinois103.4Missouri Valley
243Southern Indiana95.7Ohio Valley
113Southern Miss103.8Sun Belt
112Southern Utah103.8Western Athletic
175St. Bonaventure99.9Atlantic 10
351St. Francis NY87.3Northeast
316St. Francis PA91.3Northeast
65St. John’s108.3Big East
218St. Thomas97.5Summit
92Stanford105.3Pac-12
132Stephen F. Austin102.1Western Athletic
198Stetson98.5Atlantic Sun
331Stonehill89.8Northeast
314Stony Brook91.5Colonial Athletic
77Syracuse106.8Atlantic Coast
201Tarleton St.98.3Western Athletic
11TCU115.3Big 12
110Temple103.8American Athletic
1Tennessee121.1Southeastern
325Tennessee St.90.8Ohio Valley
292Tennessee Tech93.2Ohio Valley
7Texas116.2Big 12
39Texas A&M111.2Southeastern
232Texas A&M CC96.7Southland
307Texas A&M Commerce92.4Southland
290Texas Southern93.3Southwestern Athletic
214Texas St.97.6Sun Belt
54Texas Tech109.4Big 12
298The Citadel93.0Southern
101Toledo104.6Mid-American
135Towson101.9Colonial Athletic
133Troy102.0Sun Belt
84Tulane106.2American Athletic
245Tulsa95.6American Athletic
71UAB107.7Conference USA
160UC Davis100.3Big West
98UC Irvine104.8Big West
153UC Riverside100.8Big West
283UC San Diego93.7Big West
102UC Santa Barbara104.5Big West
4UCLA118.1Pac-12
149UMass Lowell100.9America East
216UMBC97.6America East
257UMKC95.0Summit
189UNC Asheville99.0Big South
123UNC Greensboro102.8Southern
158UNC Wilmington100.6Colonial Athletic
83UNLV106.3Mountain West
41USC110.6Pac-12
295USC Upstate93.1Big South
277UT Arlington93.9Western Athletic
305UT Rio Grande Valley92.5Western Athletic
260UT-Martin95.0Ohio Valley
42Utah110.6Pac-12
48Utah St.109.9Mountain West
210Utah Tech97.9Western Athletic
93Utah Valley105.3Western Athletic
180UTEP99.5Conference USA
319UTSA91.3Conference USA
275Valparaiso94.0Missouri Valley
85Vanderbilt105.9Southeastern
75VCU107.5Atlantic 10
144Vermont101.5America East
66Villanova108.2Big East
19Virginia113.8Atlantic Coast
47Virginia Tech109.9Atlantic Coast
332VMI89.8Southern
287Wagner93.4Northeast
72Wake Forest107.6Atlantic Coast
100Washington104.6Pac-12
67Washington St.108.1Pac-12
220Weber St.97.5Big Sky
26West Virginia112.9Big 12
254Western Carolina95.3Southern
266Western Illinois94.6Summit
171Western Kentucky99.9Conference USA
285Western Michigan93.5Mid-American
125Wichita St.102.7American Athletic
304William & Mary92.6Colonial Athletic
264Winthrop94.8Big South
68Wisconsin108.0Big Ten
194Wofford98.8Southern
215Wright St.97.6Horizon
154Wyoming100.7Mountain West
17Xavier114.4Big East
94Yale105.2Ivy League
126Youngstown St.102.7Horizon

PiRate Ratings By Conference

America East
TeamRating
Vermont101.5
UMass Lowell100.9
Bryant99.2
UMBC97.6
New Hampshire94.2
Maine93.3
NJIT91.3
Binghamton90.4
Albany89.2
American Athletic
TeamRating
Houston120.3
Memphis111.7
Cincinnati108.7
Central Florida108.5
Tulane106.2
Temple103.8
Wichita St.102.7
South Florida101.8
SMU99.9
East Carolina97.9
Tulsa95.6
Atlantic 10
TeamRating
Dayton108.4
VCU107.5
Saint Louis106.7
Richmond103.1
George Mason102.8
Duquesne102.5
Davidson101.9
Massachusetts100.8
Fordham100.2
St. Bonaventure99.9
George Washington99.4
Saint Joseph’s98.7
Rhode Island98.3
Loyola (Chi.)96.5
La Salle95.6
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Virginia113.8
North Carolina113.2
Duke112.0
Miami (Fla)111.4
North Carolina St.110.4
Virginia Tech109.9
Clemson109.2
Wake Forest107.6
Pittsburgh107.6
Syracuse106.8
Notre Dame101.7
Florida St.101.6
Georgia Tech101.2
Boston College100.0
Louisville93.9
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty108.6
Kennesaw St.100.7
Florida Gulf Coast100.2
Lipscomb99.3
Eastern Kentucky99.0
Stetson98.5
Jacksonville98.0
Queens97.8
Bellarmine96.0
North Florida94.1
Jacksonville St.94.0
North Alabama93.4
Austin Peay92.4
Central Arkansas89.0
Big 12
TeamRating
Texas116.2
Kansas115.5
TCU115.3
Baylor114.9
Iowa St.114.4
West Virginia112.9
Kansas St.112.5
Oklahoma St.111.2
Oklahoma109.5
Texas Tech109.4
Big East
TeamRating
Connecticut117.4
Marquette115.1
Creighton115.0
Xavier114.4
Providence111.8
Seton Hall109.0
St. John’s108.3
Villanova108.2
Butler105.0
DePaul102.6
Georgetown98.1
Big Sky
TeamRating
Montana St.103.0
Eastern Washington100.9
Montana98.6
Sacramento St.98.3
Weber St.97.5
Portland St.96.7
Northern Colorado94.6
Idaho St.93.8
Northern Arizona93.3
Idaho92.5
Big South
TeamRating
Longwood101.2
Radford100.5
Gardner Webb99.4
UNC Asheville99.0
Campbell95.5
Winthrop94.8
Charleston Southern93.2
USC Upstate93.1
High Point92.6
Presbyterian90.9
Big Ten
TeamRating
Purdue116.7
Rutgers114.1
Indiana113.8
Ohio St.113.3
Illinois113.1
Iowa112.3
Maryland111.6
Michigan St.111.0
Northwestern110.3
Penn St.109.7
Michigan109.1
Wisconsin108.0
Nebraska104.7
Minnesota99.9
Big West
TeamRating
UC Irvine104.8
UC Santa Barbara104.5
Hawaii102.4
UC Riverside100.8
UC Davis100.3
Long Beach St.100.3
Cal St. Fullerton99.7
UC San Diego93.7
Cal Poly93.1
Cal St. Bakersfield91.6
Cal St. Northridge91.1
Colonial Athletic
TeamRating
Charleston107.2
Hofstra103.7
Towson101.9
UNC Wilmington100.6
Drexel99.2
Delaware98.1
North Carolina A&T95.0
Northeastern94.8
William & Mary92.6
Stony Brook91.5
Elon89.0
Hampton88.5
Monmouth85.1
Conference USA
TeamRating
Florida Atlantic110.3
UAB107.7
North Texas106.4
Charlotte103.8
Middle Tennessee102.7
Louisiana Tech101.6
Rice100.6
Western Kentucky99.9
UTEP99.5
Florida Int’l95.4
UTSA91.3
Horizon
TeamRating
Youngstown St.102.7
Cleveland St.99.6
Purdue Fort Wayne98.6
Northern Kentucky98.3
Milwaukee98.0
Wright St.97.6
Detroit Mercy96.9
Robert Morris95.3
Oakland95.0
Green Bay82.7
IUPUI82.3
Independents
TeamRating
Chicago St.93.1
Hartford83.4
Ivy League
TeamRating
Yale105.2
Princeton103.9
Cornell103.9
Penn100.6
Harvard100.1
Brown98.2
Dartmouth94.6
Columbia87.8
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Iona106.8
Quinnipiac101.6
Siena99.3
Rider97.5
Fairfield96.6
Niagara95.5
Canisius94.1
Mount St. Mary’s93.8
Saint Peter’s93.0
Marist92.3
Manhattan91.5
Mid-American
TeamRating
Kent St.107.6
Toledo104.6
Akron103.1
Ohio101.3
Buffalo99.9
Ball St.99.4
Bowling Green95.5
Northern Illinois94.3
Western Michigan93.5
Miami (O)92.7
Central Michigan91.3
Eastern Michigan89.4
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Norfolk St.98.9
North Carolina Central97.6
Morgan St.94.9
Howard94.9
Maryland Eastern Shore93.9
Coppin St.89.5
South Carolina St.87.1
Delaware St.84.9
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Bradley105.8
Drake105.8
Southern Illinois103.4
Belmont103.1
Indiana St.102.8
Missouri St.101.6
Northern Iowa100.2
Murray St.100.0
Illinois St.95.6
Valparaiso94.0
Illinois Chicago93.2
Evansville88.2
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.112.2
Boise St.111.8
New Mexico110.2
Utah St.109.9
Nevada108.8
UNLV106.3
Colorado St.104.1
San Jose St.102.1
Fresno St.101.1
Wyoming100.7
Air Force99.9
Northeast
TeamRating
Wagner93.4
St. Francis PA91.3
Fairleigh Dickinson91.2
Sacred Heart90.6
Merrimack90.3
Central Connecticut90.1
Stonehill89.8
St. Francis NY87.3
Long Island81.3
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
SIU Edwardsville97.0
Southern Indiana95.7
Southeast Missouri St.95.1
UT-Martin95.0
Morehead St.93.7
Tennessee Tech93.2
Tennessee St.90.8
Little Rock89.4
Eastern Illinois88.3
Lindenwood88.3
Pac-12
TeamRating
UCLA118.1
Arizona115.5
USC110.6
Utah110.6
Oregon109.8
Colorado109.6
Arizona St.109.3
Washington St.108.1
Stanford105.3
Washington104.6
Oregon St.98.0
California96.8
Patriot League
TeamRating
Colgate103.2
Navy97.9
American96.9
Army96.3
Lafayette95.4
Boston University95.1
Lehigh94.5
Bucknell92.8
Loyola (MD)89.5
Holy Cross89.3
Southeastern
TeamRating
Tennessee121.1
Alabama120.2
Arkansas113.7
Auburn113.0
Kentucky112.7
Florida111.5
Texas A&M111.2
Missouri109.7
Mississippi St.109.4
Vanderbilt105.9
Mississippi105.8
Georgia104.9
LSU103.9
South Carolina95.9
Southern
TeamRating
Furman104.9
UNC Greensboro102.8
Samford101.7
Chattanooga100.8
Wofford98.8
Mercer96.8
East Tennessee St.96.1
Western Carolina95.3
The Citadel93.0
VMI89.8
Southland
TeamRating
Northwestern St.97.4
Texas A&M CC96.7
Nicholls St.95.9
Southeastern Louisiana93.6
Texas A&M Commerce92.4
McNeese St.89.8
New Orleans87.8
Incarnate Word87.7
Houston Christian86.3
Lamar84.1
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Grambling97.0
Southern96.7
Alcorn St.94.5
Texas Southern93.3
Prairie View A&M92.9
Jackson St.91.2
Arkansas Pine Bluff90.1
Alabama St.89.1
Alabama A&M89.0
Bethune Cookman87.1
Florida A&M85.0
Mississippi Valley St.84.4
Summit
TeamRating
Oral Roberts107.9
South Dakota St.99.6
St. Thomas97.5
North Dakota St.95.5
UMKC95.0
Western Illinois94.6
South Dakota92.7
Denver92.2
North Dakota91.5
Omaha91.0
Sun Belt
TeamRating
Marshall106.4
James Madison105.9
Louisiana103.9
Southern Miss103.8
Troy102.0
Appalachian St.100.1
Old Dominion99.5
South Alabama99.0
Texas St.97.6
Georgia Southern96.9
Georgia St.96.4
Coastal Carolina96.0
Louisiana Monroe94.6
Arkansas St.91.7
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga115.6
Saint Mary’s115.3
BYU106.6
Santa Clara105.6
Loyola Marymount105.4
San Francisco104.5
Portland99.9
San Diego98.8
Pepperdine98.4
Pacific96.7
Western Athletic
TeamRating
Sam Houston St.107.9
Utah Valley105.3
Grand Canyon104.4
Southern Utah103.8
Seattle103.4
Stephen F. Austin102.1
Cal Baptist101.7
New Mexico St.98.9
Tarleton St.98.3
Utah Tech97.9
Abilene Christian97.3
UT Arlington93.9
UT Rio Grande Valley92.5

Coming Later Today: Updated Bracketology & Our fifth annual Top 20 Mid-Major and Low-Major Head Coaches Ready For The Big Time

January 26, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Abilene ChristianGrand Canyon-4.9
Appalachian St.Georgia St.5.7
BellarmineEastern Kentucky-0.7
Cal PolyLong Beach St.-3.3
Cal St. BakersfieldUC Davis-4.7
Cal St. FullertonUC Irvine-2.8
Cal St. NorthridgeUC San Diego0.9
Central ArkansasNorth Florida-3.2
Central Connecticut St.Merrimack2.7
Eastern WashingtonIdaho St.9.5
ElonHofstra-11.7
Fairleigh DickinsonSt. Francis (PA)2.1
Florida AtlanticMiddle Tennessee9.5
Florida Intl.Western Kentucky-3.2
HamptonDelaware-7.9
IdahoWeber St.-2.0
Incarnate WordMcNeese St.-0.1
Jacksonville St.Lipscomb-3.6
James MadisonCoastal Carolina12.4
Kennesaw St.Austin Peay9.5
LamarTexas A&M-Commerce-6.1
LibertyStetson11.2
LouisianaTroy3.3
Loyola MarymountPortland7.5
MarshallLouisiana Monroe16.7
MemphisSMU14.9
MichiganPurdue-4.7
Michigan St.Iowa1.7
Morehead St.Little Rock7.2
Mount St. Mary’sFairfield-0.1
North AlabamaJacksonville-4.2
North Carolina A&TDrexel-2.8
North TexasUTSA18.9
Northern KentuckyGreen Bay18.2
Northwestern St.Houston Christian13.0
Oral RobertsDenver16.8
OregonColorado3.2
Oregon St.Utah-8.7
PepperdineSan Diego3.7
Portland St.Montana St.-3.2
QueensFlorida Gulf Coast0.1
RadfordLongwood1.6
RiceCharlotte-0.9
Sacramento St.Montana0.3
Sacred HeartLong Island13.2
Sam HoustonSeattle6.1
South AlabamaOld Dominion2.4
Southeast LouisianaNew Orleans8.8
Southeast Missouri St.Tennessee St.5.9
Southern IndianaEastern Illinois10.3
Southern Miss.Arkansas St.14.4
Southern UtahUtah Valley-0.1
St. ThomasSouth Dakota St.-0.3
Tarleton St.Utah Tech3.0
Tennessee TechSIU Edwardsville-2.4
Texas A&M-CCNicholls St.2.6
Texas St.Georgia Southern3.2
TowsonNortheastern9.7
UABLouisiana Tech8.9
UMKCOmaha6.9
UNC WilmingtonMonmouth19.5
USCUCLA-6.0
UT MartinLindenwood9.3
WagnerSt. Francis (NY)10.5
WashingtonArizona St.-1.9
Washington St.Arizona-4.1
Western IllinoisSouth Dakota4.2
William & MaryStony Brook3.7
Wright St.Milwaukee1.8
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