The Pi-Rate Ratings

February 14, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For February 14, 2020

Date

2/14/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Baylor

Gonzaga

Kansas

San Diego St.

2

Duke

Dayton

Louisville

Maryland

3

Seton Hall

Florida St.

West Virginia

Auburn

4

Villanova

Butler

Penn St.

Oregon

5

Kentucky

Creighton

Michigan St.

Colorado

6

Marquette

Iowa

Arizona

LSU

7

Arizona

Rutgers

Wisconsin

Michigan

8

Ohio St.

Texas Tech

Illinois

Houston

9

USC

Purdue

Rhode Island

Saint Mary’s

10

Oklahoma

Florida

Xavier

Wichita St.

11

Stanford

Indiana

Northern Iowa

Arkansas

Virginia

12

East Tennessee St.

Yale

Stephen F. Austin

Cincinnati

Arizona St.

13

Liberty

Vermont

New Mexico St.

North Texas

14

Colgate

Wright St.

Akron

Winthrop

15

Hofstra

Little Rock

Murray St.

UC-Irvine

16

South Dakota St.

Montana

Prairie View

Rider

Robert Morris

Norfolk St.

 

Bubble Contenders

 

69

VCU

70

N. Carolina St.

71

Mississippi St.

72

Utah St.

73

Georgetown

74

Richmond

75

Minnesota

76

Memphis

77

Furman

78

Notre Dame

79

Alabama

80

Tennessee

 

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12–seeds: Cincinnati vs. Arizona St.

16-seeds: Prairie View vs. Robert Morris

16-seeds: Rider vs. Norfolk St.

 

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1.2

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Akron

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Dartmouth

Columbia

6.3

Harvard

Cornell

14.1

Iona

Manhattan

1.9

Marist

Fairfield

0.5

North Dakota St.

Purdue Fort Wayne

11.9

Northern Kentucky

IUPUI

16.6

Pennsylvania

Brown

7.8

Princeton

Yale

-6.7

Saint Peter’s

Quinnipiac

5.5

Siena

Rider

3.7

South Dakota St.

Denver

15.6

St. Bonaventure

Davidson

0.6

Toledo

Buffalo

3.8

Wright St.

Illinois Chicago

11.1

 

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PiRate Ratings (Updated 2/14/20)

 

#

Team

PiRate

Conference

1

Kansas

121.4

Big 12

2

Gonzaga

120.5

West Coast

3

Duke

120.5

Atlantic Coast

4

Michigan St.

117.7

Big Ten

5

Baylor

117.6

Big 12

6

San Diego St.

116.5

Mountain West

7

Dayton

116.4

Atlantic 10

8

West Virginia

116.4

Big 12

9

Louisville

116.2

Atlantic Coast

10

Maryland

115.7

Big Ten

11

Arizona

115.7

Pac-12

12

Penn St.

115.4

Big Ten

13

Ohio St.

115.1

Big Ten

14

Texas Tech

114.6

Big 12

15

Florida St.

114.6

Atlantic Coast

16

Seton Hall

114.5

Big East

17

BYU

114.3

West Coast

18

Michigan

113.9

Big Ten

19

Marquette

113.7

Big East

20

Kentucky

113.5

Southeastern

21

Iowa

113.5

Big Ten

22

Purdue

113.4

Big Ten

23

Houston

113.4

American Athletic

24

Colorado

113.3

Pac-12

25

Oregon

113.2

Pac-12

26

Creighton

113.2

Big East

27

Auburn

112.9

Southeastern

28

Villanova

112.8

Big East

29

Butler

112.8

Big East

30

Illinois

112.4

Big Ten

31

LSU

112.1

Southeastern

32

Minnesota

112.0

Big Ten

33

Rutgers

111.9

Big Ten

34

Wisconsin

111.8

Big Ten

35

Oklahoma

111.3

Big 12

36

Arkansas

111.3

Southeastern

37

Florida

111.3

Southeastern

38

Indiana

111.1

Big Ten

39

Cincinnati

111.0

American Athletic

40

Alabama

110.8

Southeastern

41

Wichita St.

110.7

American Athletic

42

Utah St.

110.6

Mountain West

43

Saint Mary’s

110.3

West Coast

44

VCU

110.3

Atlantic 10

45

Xavier

110.1

Big East

46

Rhode Island

110.1

Atlantic 10

47

Mississippi St.

110.0

Southeastern

48

Stanford

109.8

Pac-12

49

Notre Dame

109.7

Atlantic Coast

50

Memphis

109.6

American Athletic

51

North Carolina St.

109.5

Atlantic Coast

52

Northern Iowa

109.4

Missouri Valley

53

Georgetown

109.4

Big East

54

Virginia

109.4

Atlantic Coast

55

Arizona St.

109.3

Pac-12

56

Washington

109.1

Pac-12

57

Tennessee

109.1

Southeastern

58

East Tennessee St.

109.0

Southern

59

USC

108.8

Pac-12

60

Syracuse

108.8

Atlantic Coast

61

Yale

108.8

Ivy

62

Providence

108.5

Big East

63

Richmond

108.5

Atlantic 10

64

South Carolina

108.1

Southeastern

65

Oklahoma St.

108.0

Big 12

66

Connecticut

108.0

American Athletic

67

UNC Greensboro

107.9

Southern

68

Georgia Tech

107.8

Atlantic Coast

69

Texas

107.8

Big 12

70

Iowa St.

107.6

Big 12

71

Oregon St.

107.5

Pac-12

72

St. John’s

107.5

Big East

73

Vermont

107.4

America East

74

North Carolina

107.4

Atlantic Coast

75

Furman

107.3

Southern

76

Clemson

107.2

Atlantic Coast

77

DePaul

107.1

Big East

78

Liberty

107.0

Atlantic Sun

79

SMU

107.0

American Athletic

80

Akron

106.9

Mid-American

81

Nevada

106.8

Mountain West

82

Mississippi

106.8

Southeastern

83

Davidson

106.8

Atlantic 10

84

Boise St.

106.7

Mountain West

85

Louisiana Tech

106.6

Conference USA

86

Kansas St.

106.2

Big 12

87

TCU

106.1

Big 12

88

Virginia Tech

106.1

Atlantic Coast

89

Belmont

106.1

Ohio Valley

90

Pittsburgh

106.0

Atlantic Coast

91

North Texas

106.0

Conference USA

92

San Francisco

105.9

West Coast

93

Wake Forest

105.9

Atlantic Coast

94

Tulsa

105.8

American Athletic

95

Georgia

105.6

Southeastern

96

Colorado St.

105.6

Mountain West

97

Duquesne

105.5

Atlantic 10

98

Temple

105.3

American Athletic

99

Missouri

105.2

Southeastern

100

UCLA

105.0

Pac-12

101

Northern Colorado

104.8

Big Sky

102

Saint Louis

104.8

Atlantic 10

103

New Mexico St.

104.8

Western Athletic

104

Loyola (Chi.)

104.7

Missouri Valley

105

Harvard

104.7

Ivy

106

Miami (Fla.)

104.5

Atlantic Coast

107

Utah

104.4

Pac-12

108

St. Bonaventure

104.4

Atlantic 10

109

Western Kentucky

104.3

Conference USA

110

Texas St.

104.2

Sun Belt

111

Georgia St.

104.1

Sun Belt

112

Bradley

103.9

Missouri Valley

113

Ball St.

103.9

Mid-American

114

South Florida

103.9

American Athletic

115

UC Irvine

103.8

Big West

116

Kent St.

103.6

Mid-American

117

Wright St.

103.6

Horizon

118

Washington St.

103.5

Pac-12

119

Indiana St.

103.5

Missouri Valley

120

Colgate

103.4

Patriot

121

Nebraska

103.3

Big Ten

122

Hofstra

103.2

Colonial Athletic

123

Stephen F. Austin

103.2

Southland

124

Central Florida

103.2

American Athletic

125

South Dakota St.

103.1

Summit

126

Northwestern

103.1

Big Ten

127

UT Arlington

102.7

Sun Belt

128

Winthrop

102.7

Big South

129

North Dakota St.

102.6

Summit

130

New Mexico

102.5

Mountain West

131

Murray St.

102.5

Ohio Valley

132

UNLV

102.4

Mountain West

133

Northern Kentucky

102.4

Horizon

134

Little Rock

102.2

Sun Belt

135

Toledo

102.0

Mid-American

136

Pacific

102.0

West Coast

137

Penn

101.7

Ivy

138

Charleston

101.6

Colonial Athletic

139

Santa Clara

101.6

West Coast

140

Northeastern

101.6

Colonial Athletic

141

Georgia Southern

101.3

Sun Belt

142

Missouri St.

101.3

Missouri Valley

143

Fresno St.

101.3

Mountain West

144

Wofford

101.3

Southern

145

Buffalo

101.2

Mid-American

146

Texas A&M

101.2

Southeastern

147

Southern Utah

101.1

Big Sky

148

Pepperdine

101.1

West Coast

149

Eastern Washington

101.0

Big Sky

150

Boston College

101.0

Atlantic Coast

151

Oral Roberts

101.0

Summit

152

Montana

101.0

Big Sky

153

Stony Brook

100.9

America East

154

George Mason

100.8

Atlantic 10

155

Austin Peay

100.8

Ohio Valley

156

Charlotte

100.7

Conference USA

157

Valparaiso

100.7

Missouri Valley

158

Marshall

100.7

Conference USA

159

Florida Int’l.

100.7

Conference USA

160

Old Dominion

100.5

Conference USA

161

Chattanooga

100.5

Southern

162

Bowling Green

100.5

Mid-American

163

Vanderbilt

100.4

Southeastern

164

North Florida

100.3

Atlantic Sun

165

Northern Illinois

100.3

Mid-American

166

Drake

100.2

Missouri Valley

167

Appalachian St.

100.2

Sun Belt

168

Western Carolina

100.1

Southern

169

South Dakota

100.1

Summit

170

California

100.0

Pac-12

171

Southern Illinois

99.9

Missouri Valley

172

UC Santa Barbara

99.9

Big West

173

Towson

99.9

Colonial Athletic

174

Radford

99.8

Big South

175

Boston U

99.8

Patriot

176

South Alabama

99.8

Sun Belt

177

Central Michigan

99.5

Mid-American

178

California Baptist

99.2

Western Athletic

179

Sam Houston St.

99.2

Southland

180

La Salle

99.1

Atlantic 10

181

Siena

99.1

Metro Atlantic

182

Princeton

99.1

Ivy

183

Ohio

98.9

Mid-American

184

UTEP

98.7

Conference USA

185

Delaware

98.6

Colonial Athletic

186

UAB

98.5

Conference USA

187

UTSA

98.5

Conference USA

188

Rider

98.4

Metro Atlantic

189

Tulane

98.3

American Athletic

190

Coastal Carolina

98.3

Sun Belt

191

Nicholls St.

98.3

Southland

192

William & Mary

98.2

Colonial Athletic

193

Abilene Christian

98.2

Southland

194

Portland St.

98.1

Big Sky

195

Hawaii

98.1

Big West

196

Massachusetts

98.1

Atlantic 10

197

St. Francis (PA)

98.1

Northeast

198

Eastern Michigan

97.9

Mid-American

199

Florida Atlantic

97.9

Conference USA

200

Air Force

97.8

Mountain West

201

Prairie View A&M

97.6

Southwestern Athl.

202

Sacred Heart

97.4

Northeast

203

Sacramento St.

97.4

Big Sky

204

Arkansas St.

97.4

Sun Belt

205

Lafayette

97.3

Patriot

206

Seattle

97.2

Western Athletic

207

Robert Morris

97.0

Northeast

208

Rice

97.0

Conference USA

209

Loyola Marymount

97.0

West Coast

210

Omaha

96.9

Summit

211

East Carolina

96.9

American Athletic

212

UC Riverside

96.9

Big West

213

Brown

96.9

Ivy

214

Illinois St.

96.9

Missouri Valley

215

San Diego

96.9

West Coast

216

Mercer

96.8

Southern

217

Dartmouth

96.8

Ivy

218

Monmouth

96.7

Metro Atlantic

219

Montana St.

96.7

Big Sky

220

Saint Peter’s

96.6

Metro Atlantic

221

American

96.6

Patriot

222

George Washington

96.5

Atlantic 10

223

UC Davis

96.5

Big West

224

Gardner-Webb

96.4

Big South

225

Northern Arizona

96.2

Big Sky

226

Merrimack

96.2

Northeast

227

Drexel

96.0

Colonial Athletic

228

North Dakota

96.0

Summit

229

Green Bay

95.9

Horizon

230

Cal St. Bakersfield

95.8

Western Athletic

231

Manhattan

95.7

Metro Atlantic

232

Oakland

95.7

Horizon

233

Louisiana

95.7

Sun Belt

234

Western Michigan

95.7

Mid-American

235

Grand Canyon

95.7

Western Athletic

236

Navy

95.7

Patriot

237

Youngstown St.

95.6

Horizon

238

Missouri-KC

95.6

Western Athletic

239

Illinois Chicago

95.5

Horizon

240

Eastern Illinois

95.4

Ohio Valley

241

Albany

95.4

America East

242

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.3

Western Athletic

243

Tennessee St.

95.2

Ohio Valley

244

Jacksonville

95.2

Atlantic Sun

245

Long Island

95.2

Northeast

246

Bryant

95.1

Northeast

247

Cal St. Northridge

95.1

Big West

248

McNeese St.

95.0

Southland

249

Miami (O)

95.0

Mid-American

250

Milwaukee

95.0

Horizon

251

Canisius

94.9

Metro Atlantic

252

Jacksonville St.

94.7

Ohio Valley

253

Southern Miss.

94.7

Conference USA

254

Bucknell

94.7

Patriot

255

Iona

94.6

Metro Atlantic

256

Norfolk St.

94.6

Mideastern Athletic

257

Fordham

94.3

Atlantic 10

258

Lipscomb

94.2

Atlantic Sun

259

New Hampshire

94.2

America East

260

Hartford

94.1

America East

261

Cal St. Fullerton

94.1

Big West

262

Quinnipiac

94.1

Metro Atlantic

263

Army

93.9

Patriot

264

Campbell

93.9

Big South

265

Weber St.

93.9

Big Sky

266

VMI

93.8

Southern

267

Texas Southern

93.8

Southwestern Athl.

268

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.7

Summit

269

Cornell

93.6

Ivy

270

Utah Valley

93.6

Western Athletic

271

Columbia

93.5

Ivy

272

Loyola (MD)

93.5

Patriot

273

Lamar

93.5

Southland

274

Saint Joseph’s

93.5

Atlantic 10

275

Troy

93.4

Sun Belt

276

Louisiana Monroe

93.3

Sun Belt

277

Evansville

93.3

Missouri Valley

278

Middle Tennessee

93.3

Conference USA

279

Mount St. Mary’s

93.3

Northeast

280

North Carolina Central

93.2

Mideastern Athletic

281

Portland

93.1

West Coast

282

Fairfield

93.0

Metro Atlantic

283

James Madison

93.0

Colonial Athletic

284

UM Baltimore Co.

93.0

America East

285

North Alabama

92.7

Atlantic Sun

286

Wyoming

92.7

Mountain West

287

Detroit

92.7

Horizon

288

UMass Lowell

92.5

America East

289

Stetson

92.4

Atlantic Sun

290

Bethune Cookman

92.4

Mideastern Athletic

291

Idaho St.

92.4

Big Sky

292

Texas A&M CC

92.4

Southland

293

Central Arkansas

92.3

Southland

294

Elon

92.2

Colonial Athletic

295

NJIT

92.1

Atlantic Sun

296

Fairleigh Dickinson

92.0

Northeast

297

Eastern Kentucky

92.0

Ohio Valley

298

UNC Asheville

91.9

Big South

299

San Jose St.

91.9

Mountain West

300

Morehead St.

91.8

Ohio Valley

301

Samford

91.7

Southern

302

North Carolina A&T

91.7

Mideastern Athletic

303

Idaho

91.7

Big Sky

304

Charleston Southern

91.4

Big South

305

Niagara

91.3

Metro Atlantic

306

Jackson St.

91.3

Southwestern Athl.

307

Long Beach St.

91.3

Big West

308

UNC Wilmington

91.2

Colonial Athletic

309

Cleveland St.

91.1

Horizon

310

Cal Poly

91.0

Big West

311

Lehigh

91.0

Patriot

312

Grambling

91.0

Southwestern Athl.

313

St. Francis (NY)

91.0

Northeast

314

Florida Gulf Coast

90.9

Atlantic Sun

315

Longwood

90.8

Big South

316

Florida A&M

90.7

Mideastern Athletic

317

New Orleans

90.7

Southland

318

Southern

90.6

Southwestern Athl.

319

Denver

90.5

Summit

320

Marist

90.5

Metro Atlantic

321

Northwestern St.

90.5

Southland

322

Alcorn St.

90.1

Southwestern Athl.

323

Morgan St.

90.1

Mideastern Athletic

324

UT-Martin

89.9

Ohio Valley

325

Citadel

89.9

Southern

326

USC Upstate

89.8

Big South

327

Western Illinois

89.1

Summit

328

Hampton

89.0

Big South

329

Alabama St.

88.9

Southwestern Athl.

330

IUPUI

88.8

Horizon

331

Maine

88.7

America East

332

Presbyterian

88.3

Big South

333

South Carolina St.

88.2

Mideastern Athletic

334

Coppin St.

88.0

Mideastern Athletic

335

Tennessee Tech

87.9

Ohio Valley

336

SIU Edwardsville

87.8

Ohio Valley

337

SE Missouri

87.8

Ohio Valley

338

Binghamton

87.7

America East

339

Wagner

87.3

Northeast

340

Holy Cross

86.7

Patriot

341

SE Louisiana

86.6

Southland

342

High Point

85.9

Big South

343

Alabama A&M

85.8

Southwestern Athl.

344

Houston Baptist

84.8

Southland

345

Incarnate Word

84.1

Southland

346

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.0

Southwestern Athl.

347

Central Connecticut

82.0

Northeast

348

Howard

81.8

Mideastern Athletic

349

MD Eastern Shore

81.7

Mideastern Athletic

350

Kennesaw St.

81.0

Atlantic Sun

351

Delaware St.

79.9

Mideastern Athletic

352

Chicago St.

77.5

Western Athletic

353

Mississippi Valley St.

77.2

Southwestern Athl.

 

Alphabetical

 

#

Team

PiRate

Conf.

1

Abilene Christian

98.2

Southland

2

Air Force

97.8

Mountain West

3

Akron

106.9

Mid-American

4

Alabama

110.8

Southeastern

5

Alabama A&M

85.8

Southwestern Athl.

6

Alabama St.

88.9

Southwestern Athl.

7

Albany

95.4

America East

8

Alcorn St.

90.1

Southwestern Athl.

9

American

96.6

Patriot

10

Appalachian St.

100.2

Sun Belt

11

Arizona

115.7

Pac-12

12

Arizona St.

109.3

Pac-12

13

Arkansas

111.3

Southeastern

14

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.0

Southwestern Athl.

15

Arkansas St.

97.4

Sun Belt

16

Army

93.9

Patriot

17

Auburn

112.9

Southeastern

18

Austin Peay

100.8

Ohio Valley

19

Ball St.

103.9

Mid-American

20

Baylor

117.6

Big 12

21

Belmont

106.1

Ohio Valley

22

Bethune Cookman

92.4

Mideastern Athletic

23

Binghamton

87.7

America East

24

Boise St.

106.7

Mountain West

25

Boston College

101.0

Atlantic Coast

26

Boston U

99.8

Patriot

27

Bowling Green

100.5

Mid-American

28

Bradley

103.9

Missouri Valley

29

Brown

96.9

Ivy

30

Bryant

95.1

Northeast

31

Bucknell

94.7

Patriot

32

Buffalo

101.2

Mid-American

33

Butler

112.8

Big East

34

BYU

114.3

West Coast

35

Cal Poly

91.0

Big West

36

Cal St. Bakersfield

95.8

Western Athletic

37

Cal St. Fullerton

94.1

Big West

38

Cal St. Northridge

95.1

Big West

39

California

100.0

Pac-12

40

California Baptist

99.2

Western Athletic

41

Campbell

93.9

Big South

42

Canisius

94.9

Metro Atlantic

43

Central Arkansas

92.3

Southland

44

Central Connecticut

82.0

Northeast

45

Central Florida

103.2

American Athletic

46

Central Michigan

99.5

Mid-American

47

Charleston

101.6

Colonial Athletic

48

Charleston Southern

91.4

Big South

49

Charlotte

100.7

Conference USA

50

Chattanooga

100.5

Southern

51

Chicago St.

77.5

Western Athletic

52

Cincinnati

111.0

American Athletic

53

Citadel

89.9

Southern

54

Clemson

107.2

Atlantic Coast

55

Cleveland St.

91.1

Horizon

56

Coastal Carolina

98.3

Sun Belt

57

Colgate

103.4

Patriot

58

Colorado

113.3

Pac-12

59

Colorado St.

105.6

Mountain West

60

Columbia

93.5

Ivy

61

Connecticut

108.0

American Athletic

62

Coppin St.

88.0

Mideastern Athletic

63

Cornell

93.6

Ivy

64

Creighton

113.2

Big East

65

Dartmouth

96.8

Ivy

66

Davidson

106.8

Atlantic 10

67

Dayton

116.4

Atlantic 10

68

Delaware

98.6

Colonial Athletic

69

Delaware St.

79.9

Mideastern Athletic

70

Denver

90.5

Summit

71

DePaul

107.1

Big East

72

Detroit

92.7

Horizon

73

Drake

100.2

Missouri Valley

74

Drexel

96.0

Colonial Athletic

75

Duke

120.5

Atlantic Coast

76

Duquesne

105.5

Atlantic 10

77

East Carolina

96.9

American Athletic

78

East Tennessee St.

109.0

Southern

79

Eastern Illinois

95.4

Ohio Valley

80

Eastern Kentucky

92.0

Ohio Valley

81

Eastern Michigan

97.9

Mid-American

82

Eastern Washington

101.0

Big Sky

83

Elon

92.2

Colonial Athletic

84

Evansville

93.3

Missouri Valley

85

Fairfield

93.0

Metro Atlantic

86

Fairleigh Dickinson

92.0

Northeast

87

Florida

111.3

Southeastern

88

Florida A&M

90.7

Mideastern Athletic

89

Florida Atlantic

97.9

Conference USA

90

Florida Gulf Coast

90.9

Atlantic Sun

91

Florida Int’l.

100.7

Conference USA

92

Florida St.

114.6

Atlantic Coast

93

Fordham

94.3

Atlantic 10

94

Fresno St.

101.3

Mountain West

95

Furman

107.3

Southern

96

Gardner-Webb

96.4

Big South

97

George Mason

100.8

Atlantic 10

98

George Washington

96.5

Atlantic 10

99

Georgetown

109.4

Big East

100

Georgia

105.6

Southeastern

101

Georgia Southern

101.3

Sun Belt

102

Georgia St.

104.1

Sun Belt

103

Georgia Tech

107.8

Atlantic Coast

104

Gonzaga

120.5

West Coast

105

Grambling

91.0

Southwestern Athl.

106

Grand Canyon

95.7

Western Athletic

107

Green Bay

95.9

Horizon

108

Hampton

89.0

Big South

109

Hartford

94.1

America East

110

Harvard

104.7

Ivy

111

Hawaii

98.1

Big West

112

High Point

85.9

Big South

113

Hofstra

103.2

Colonial Athletic

114

Holy Cross

86.7

Patriot

115

Houston

113.4

American Athletic

116

Houston Baptist

84.8

Southland

117

Howard

81.8

Mideastern Athletic

118

Idaho

91.7

Big Sky

119

Idaho St.

92.4

Big Sky

120

Illinois

112.4

Big Ten

121

Illinois Chicago

95.5

Horizon

122

Illinois St.

96.9

Missouri Valley

123

Incarnate Word

84.1

Southland

124

Indiana

111.1

Big Ten

125

Indiana St.

103.5

Missouri Valley

126

Iona

94.6

Metro Atlantic

127

Iowa

113.5

Big Ten

128

Iowa St.

107.6

Big 12

129

IUPUI

88.8

Horizon

130

Jackson St.

91.3

Southwestern Athl.

131

Jacksonville

95.2

Atlantic Sun

132

Jacksonville St.

94.7

Ohio Valley

133

James Madison

93.0

Colonial Athletic

134

Kansas

121.4

Big 12

135

Kansas St.

106.2

Big 12

136

Kennesaw St.

81.0

Atlantic Sun

137

Kent St.

103.6

Mid-American

138

Kentucky

113.5

Southeastern

139

La Salle

99.1

Atlantic 10

140

Lafayette

97.3

Patriot

141

Lamar

93.5

Southland

142

Lehigh

91.0

Patriot

143

Liberty

107.0

Atlantic Sun

144

Lipscomb

94.2

Atlantic Sun

145

Little Rock

102.2

Sun Belt

146

Long Beach St.

91.3

Big West

147

Long Island

95.2

Northeast

148

Longwood

90.8

Big South

149

Louisiana

95.7

Sun Belt

150

Louisiana Monroe

93.3

Sun Belt

151

Louisiana Tech

106.6

Conference USA

152

Louisville

116.2

Atlantic Coast

153

Loyola (Chi.)

104.7

Missouri Valley

154

Loyola Marymount

97.0

West Coast

155

Loyola (MD)

93.5

Patriot

156

LSU

112.1

Southeastern

157

Maine

88.7

America East

158

Manhattan

95.7

Metro Atlantic

159

Marist

90.5

Metro Atlantic

160

Marquette

113.7

Big East

161

Marshall

100.7

Conference USA

162

Maryland

115.7

Big Ten

163

Massachusetts

98.1

Atlantic 10

164

McNeese St.

95.0

Southland

165

MD Eastern Shore

81.7

Mideastern Athletic

166

Memphis

109.6

American Athletic

167

Mercer

96.8

Southern

168

Merrimack

96.2

Northeast

169

Miami (Fla.)

104.5

Atlantic Coast

170

Miami (O)

95.0

Mid-American

171

Michigan

113.9

Big Ten

172

Michigan St.

117.7

Big Ten

173

Middle Tennessee

93.3

Conference USA

174

Milwaukee

95.0

Horizon

175

Minnesota

112.0

Big Ten

176

Mississippi

106.8

Southeastern

177

Mississippi St.

110.0

Southeastern

178

Mississippi Valley St.

77.2

Southwestern Athl.

179

Missouri

105.2

Southeastern

180

Missouri-KC

95.6

Western Athletic

181

Missouri St.

101.3

Missouri Valley

182

Monmouth

96.7

Metro Atlantic

183

Montana

101.0

Big Sky

184

Montana St.

96.7

Big Sky

185

Morehead St.

91.8

Ohio Valley

186

Morgan St.

90.1

Mideastern Athletic

187

Mount St. Mary’s

93.3

Northeast

188

Murray St.

102.5

Ohio Valley

189

Navy

95.7

Patriot

190

Nebraska

103.3

Big Ten

191

Nevada

106.8

Mountain West

192

New Hampshire

94.2

America East

193

New Mexico

102.5

Mountain West

194

New Mexico St.

104.8

Western Athletic

195

New Orleans

90.7

Southland

196

Niagara

91.3

Metro Atlantic

197

Nicholls St.

98.3

Southland

198

NJIT

92.1

Atlantic Sun

199

Norfolk St.

94.6

Mideastern Athletic

200

North Alabama

92.7

Atlantic Sun

201

North Carolina

107.4

Atlantic Coast

202

North Carolina A&T

91.7

Mideastern Athletic

203

North Carolina Central

93.2

Mideastern Athletic

204

North Carolina St.

109.5

Atlantic Coast

205

North Dakota

96.0

Summit

206

North Dakota St.

102.6

Summit

207

North Florida

100.3

Atlantic Sun

208

North Texas

106.0

Conference USA

209

Northeastern

101.6

Colonial Athletic

210

Northern Arizona

96.2

Big Sky

211

Northern Colorado

104.8

Big Sky

212

Northern Illinois

100.3

Mid-American

213

Northern Iowa

109.4

Missouri Valley

214

Northern Kentucky

102.4

Horizon

215

Northwestern

103.1

Big Ten

216

Northwestern St.

90.5

Southland

217

Notre Dame

109.7

Atlantic Coast

218

Oakland

95.7

Horizon

219

Ohio

98.9

Mid-American

220

Ohio St.

115.1

Big Ten

221

Oklahoma

111.3

Big 12

222

Oklahoma St.

108.0

Big 12

223

Old Dominion

100.5

Conference USA

224

Omaha

96.9

Summit

225

Oral Roberts

101.0

Summit

226

Oregon

113.2

Pac-12

227

Oregon St.

107.5

Pac-12

228

Pacific

102.0

West Coast

229

Penn

101.7

Ivy

230

Penn St.

115.4

Big Ten

231

Pepperdine

101.1

West Coast

232

Pittsburgh

106.0

Atlantic Coast

233

Portland

93.1

West Coast

234

Portland St.

98.1

Big Sky

235

Prairie View A&M

97.6

Southwestern Athl.

236

Presbyterian

88.3

Big South

237

Princeton

99.1

Ivy

238

Providence

108.5

Big East

239

Purdue

113.4

Big Ten

240

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.7

Summit

241

Quinnipiac

94.1

Metro Atlantic

242

Radford

99.8

Big South

243

Rhode Island

110.1

Atlantic 10

244

Rice

97.0

Conference USA

245

Richmond

108.5

Atlantic 10

246

Rider

98.4

Metro Atlantic

247

Robert Morris

97.0

Northeast

248

Rutgers

111.9

Big Ten

249

Sacramento St.

97.4

Big Sky

250

Sacred Heart

97.4

Northeast

251

Saint Joseph’s

93.5

Atlantic 10

252

Saint Louis

104.8

Atlantic 10

253

Saint Mary’s

110.3

West Coast

254

Saint Peter’s

96.6

Metro Atlantic

255

Sam Houston St.

99.2

Southland

256

Samford

91.7

Southern

257

San Diego

96.9

West Coast

258

San Diego St.

116.5

Mountain West

259

San Francisco

105.9

West Coast

260

San Jose St.

91.9

Mountain West

261

Santa Clara

101.6

West Coast

262

SE Louisiana

86.6

Southland

263

SE Missouri

87.8

Ohio Valley

264

Seattle

97.2

Western Athletic

265

Seton Hall

114.5

Big East

266

Siena

99.1

Metro Atlantic

267

SIU Edwardsville

87.8

Ohio Valley

268

SMU

107.0

American Athletic

269

South Alabama

99.8

Sun Belt

270

South Carolina

108.1

Southeastern

271

South Carolina St.

88.2

Mideastern Athletic

272

South Dakota

100.1

Summit

273

South Dakota St.

103.1

Summit

274

South Florida

103.9

American Athletic

275

Southern

90.6

Southwestern Athl.

276

Southern Illinois

99.9

Missouri Valley

277

Southern Miss.

94.7

Conference USA

278

Southern Utah

101.1

Big Sky

279

St. Bonaventure

104.4

Atlantic 10

280

St. Francis (NY)

91.0

Northeast

281

St. Francis (PA)

98.1

Northeast

282

St. John’s

107.5

Big East

283

Stanford

109.8

Pac-12

284

Stephen F. Austin

103.2

Southland

285

Stetson

92.4

Atlantic Sun

286

Stony Brook

100.9

America East

287

Syracuse

108.8

Atlantic Coast

288

TCU

106.1

Big 12

289

Temple

105.3

American Athletic

290

Tennessee

109.1

Southeastern

291

Tennessee St.

95.2

Ohio Valley

292

Tennessee Tech

87.9

Ohio Valley

293

Texas

107.8

Big 12

294

Texas A&M

101.2

Southeastern

295

Texas A&M CC

92.4

Southland

296

Texas Southern

93.8

Southwestern Athl.

297

Texas St.

104.2

Sun Belt

298

Texas Tech

114.6

Big 12

299

Toledo

102.0

Mid-American

300

Towson

99.9

Colonial Athletic

301

Troy

93.4

Sun Belt

302

Tulane

98.3

American Athletic

303

Tulsa

105.8

American Athletic

304

UAB

98.5

Conference USA

305

UC Davis

96.5

Big West

306

UC Irvine

103.8

Big West

307

UC Riverside

96.9

Big West

308

UC Santa Barbara

99.9

Big West

309

UCLA

105.0

Pac-12

310

UM Baltimore Co.

93.0

America East

311

UMass Lowell

92.5

America East

312

UNC Asheville

91.9

Big South

313

UNC Greensboro

107.9

Southern

314

UNC Wilmington

91.2

Colonial Athletic

315

UNLV

102.4

Mountain West

316

USC

108.8

Pac-12

317

USC Upstate

89.8

Big South

318

UT Arlington

102.7

Sun Belt

319

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.3

Western Athletic

320

UT-Martin

89.9

Ohio Valley

321

Utah

104.4

Pac-12

322

Utah St.

110.6

Mountain West

323

Utah Valley

93.6

Western Athletic

324

UTEP

98.7

Conference USA

325

UTSA

98.5

Conference USA

326

Valparaiso

100.7

Missouri Valley

327

Vanderbilt

100.4

Southeastern

328

VCU

110.3

Atlantic 10

329

Vermont

107.4

America East

330

Villanova

112.8

Big East

331

Virginia

109.4

Atlantic Coast

332

Virginia Tech

106.1

Atlantic Coast

333

VMI

93.8

Southern

334

Wagner

87.3

Northeast

335

Wake Forest

105.9

Atlantic Coast

336

Washington

109.1

Pac-12

337

Washington St.

103.5

Pac-12

338

Weber St.

93.9

Big Sky

339

West Virginia

116.4

Big 12

340

Western Carolina

100.1

Southern

341

Western Illinois

89.1

Summit

342

Western Kentucky

104.3

Conference USA

343

Western Michigan

95.7

Mid-American

344

Wichita St.

110.7

American Athletic

345

William & Mary

98.2

Colonial Athletic

346

Winthrop

102.7

Big South

347

Wisconsin

111.8

Big Ten

348

Wofford

101.3

Southern

349

Wright St.

103.6

Horizon

350

Wyoming

92.7

Mountain West

351

Xavier

110.1

Big East

352

Yale

108.8

Ivy

353

Youngstown St.

95.6

Horizon

 

PiRate Ratings By Conference

 

#

America East

PiRate

1

Vermont

107.4

2

Stony Brook

100.9

3

Albany

95.4

4

New Hampshire

94.2

5

Hartford

94.1

6

UM Baltimore Co.

93.0

7

UMass Lowell

92.5

8

Maine

88.7

9

Binghamton

87.7

Avg

America East

94.9

 

 

#

American Athletic

PiRate

1

Houston

113.4

2

Cincinnati

111.0

3

Wichita St.

110.7

4

Memphis

109.6

5

Connecticut

108.0

6

SMU

107.0

7

Tulsa

105.8

8

Temple

105.3

9

South Florida

103.9

10

Central Florida

103.2

11

Tulane

98.3

12

East Carolina

96.9

Avg

American Athletic

106.1

 

 

#

Atlantic 10

PiRate

1

Dayton

116.4

2

VCU

110.3

3

Rhode Island

110.1

4

Richmond

108.5

5

Davidson

106.8

6

Duquesne

105.5

7

Saint Louis

104.8

8

St. Bonaventure

104.4

9

George Mason

100.8

10

La Salle

99.1

11

Massachusetts

98.1

12

George Washington

96.5

13

Fordham

94.3

14

Saint Joseph’s

93.5

Avg.

Atlantic 10

103.5

 

 

#

Atlantic Coast

PiRate

1

Duke

120.5

2

Louisville

116.2

3

Florida St.

114.6

4

Notre Dame

109.7

5

North Carolina St.

109.5

6

Virginia

109.4

7

Syracuse

108.8

8

Georgia Tech

107.8

9

North Carolina

107.4

10

Clemson

107.2

11

Virginia Tech

106.1

12

Pittsburgh

106.0

13

Wake Forest

105.9

14

Miami (Fla.)

104.5

15

Boston College

101.0

Avg

Atlantic Coast

109.0

 

 

#

Atlantic Sun

PiRate

1

Liberty

107.0

2

North Florida

100.3

3

Jacksonville

95.2

4

Lipscomb

94.2

5

North Alabama

92.7

6

Stetson

92.4

7

NJIT

92.1

8

Florida Gulf Coast

90.9

9

Kennesaw St.

81.0

Avg

Atlantic Sun

94.0

 

 

#

Big 12

PiRate

1

Kansas

121.4

2

Baylor

117.6

3

West Virginia

116.4

4

Texas Tech

114.6

5

Oklahoma

111.3

6

Oklahoma St.

108.0

7

Texas

107.8

8

Iowa St.

107.6

9

Kansas St.

106.2

10

TCU

106.1

Avg

Big 12

111.7

 

 

#

Big East

PiRate

1

Seton Hall

114.5

2

Marquette

113.7

3

Creighton

113.2

4

Villanova

112.8

5

Butler

112.8

6

Xavier

110.1

7

Georgetown

109.4

8

Providence

108.5

9

St. John’s

107.5

10

DePaul

107.1

Avg

Big East

111.0

 

 

#

Big Sky

PiRate

1

Northern Colorado

104.8

2

Southern Utah

101.1

3

Eastern Washington

101.0

4

Montana

101.0

5

Portland St.

98.1

6

Sacramento St.

97.4

7

Montana St.

96.7

8

Northern Arizona

96.2

9

Weber St.

93.9

10

Idaho St.

92.4

11

Idaho

91.7

#

Big Sky

97.7

 

 

#

Big South

PiRate

1

Winthrop

102.7

2

Radford

99.8

3

Gardner-Webb

96.4

4

Campbell

93.9

5

UNC Asheville

91.9

6

Charleston Southern

91.4

7

Longwood

90.8

8

USC Upstate

89.8

9

Hampton

89.0

10

Presbyterian

88.3

11

High Point

85.9

Avg

Big South

92.7

 

 

#

Big Ten

PiRate

1

Michigan St.

117.7

2

Maryland

115.7

3

Penn St.

115.4

4

Ohio St.

115.1

5

Michigan

113.9

6

Iowa

113.5

7

Purdue

113.4

8

Illinois

112.4

9

Minnesota

112.0

10

Rutgers

111.9

11

Wisconsin

111.8

12

Indiana

111.1

13

Nebraska

103.3

14

Northwestern

103.1

Avg

Big Ten

112.2

 

 

#

Big West

PiRate

1

UC Irvine

103.8

2

UC Santa Barbara

99.9

3

Hawaii

98.1

4

UC Riverside

96.9

5

UC Davis

96.5

6

Cal St. Northridge

95.1

7

Cal St. Fullerton

94.1

8

Long Beach St.

91.3

9

Cal Poly

91.0

Avg

Big West

96.3

 

 

#

Colonial Athletic

PiRate

1

Hofstra

103.2

2

Charleston

101.6

3

Northeastern

101.6

4

Towson

99.9

5

Delaware

98.6

6

William & Mary

98.2

7

Drexel

96.0

8

James Madison

93.0

9

Elon

92.2

10

UNC Wilmington

91.2

Avg

Colonial Athletic

97.6

 

 

#

Conference USA

PiRate

1

Louisiana Tech

106.6

2

North Texas

106.0

3

Western Kentucky

104.3

4

Charlotte

100.7

5

Marshall

100.7

6

Florida Int’l.

100.7

7

Old Dominion

100.5

8

UTEP

98.7

9

UAB

98.5

10

UTSA

98.5

11

Florida Atlantic

97.9

12

Rice

97.0

13

Southern Miss.

94.7

14

Middle Tennessee

93.3

Avg

Conference USA

99.9

 

 

#

Horizon

PiRate

1

Wright St.

103.6

2

Northern Kentucky

102.4

3

Green Bay

95.9

4

Oakland

95.7

5

Youngstown St.

95.6

6

Illinois Chicago

95.5

7

Milwaukee

95.0

8

Detroit

92.7

9

Cleveland St.

91.1

10

IUPUI

88.8

Avg

Horizon

95.6

 

 

#

Ivy

PiRate

1

Yale

108.8

2

Harvard

104.7

3

Penn

101.7

4

Princeton

99.1

5

Brown

96.9

6

Dartmouth

96.8

7

Cornell

93.6

8

Columbia

93.5

Avg

Ivy

99.4

 

 

#

Metro Atlantic

PiRate

1

Siena

99.1

2

Rider

98.4

3

Monmouth

96.7

4

Saint Peter’s

96.6

5

Manhattan

95.7

6

Canisius

94.9

7

Iona

94.6

8

Quinnipiac

94.1

9

Fairfield

93.0

10

Niagara

91.3

11

Marist

90.5

Avg

Metro Atlantic

95.0

 

 

#

Mid-American

PiRate

1

Akron

106.9

2

Ball St.

103.9

3

Kent St.

103.6

4

Toledo

102.0

5

Buffalo

101.2

6

Bowling Green

100.5

7

Northern Illinois

100.3

8

Central Michigan

99.5

9

Ohio

98.9

10

Eastern Michigan

97.9

11

Western Michigan

95.7

12

Miami (O)

95.0

Avg

Mid-American

100.5

 

 

#

Mideastern Athletic

PiRate

1

Norfolk St.

94.6

2

North Carolina Central

93.2

3

Bethune Cookman

92.4

4

North Carolina A&T

91.7

5

Florida A&M

90.7

6

Morgan St.

90.1

7

South Carolina St.

88.2

8

Coppin St.

88.0

9

Howard

81.8

10

MD Eastern Shore

81.7

11

Delaware St.

79.9

Avg

Mideastern Athletic

88.4

 

 

#

Missouri Valley

PiRate

1

Northern Iowa

109.4

2

Loyola (Chi.)

104.7

3

Bradley

103.9

4

Indiana St.

103.5

5

Missouri St.

101.3

6

Valparaiso

100.7

7

Drake

100.2

8

Southern Illinois

99.9

9

Illinois St.

96.9

10

Evansville

93.3

Avg

Missouri Valley

101.4

 

 

#

Mountain West

PiRate

1

San Diego St.

116.5

2

Utah St.

110.6

3

Nevada

106.8

4

Boise St.

106.7

5

Colorado St.

105.6

6

New Mexico

102.5

7

UNLV

102.4

8

Fresno St.

101.3

9

Air Force

97.8

10

Wyoming

92.7

11

San Jose St.

91.9

Avg

Mountain West

103.2

 

 

#

Northeast

PiRate

1

St. Francis (PA)

98.1

2

Sacred Heart

97.4

3

Robert Morris

97.0

4

Merrimack

96.2

5

Long Island

95.2

6

Bryant

95.1

7

Mount St. Mary’s

93.3

8

Fairleigh Dickinson

92.0

9

St. Francis (NY)

91.0

10

Wagner

87.3

11

Central Connecticut

82.0

Avg

Northeast

93.1

 

 

#

Ohio Valley

PiRate

1

Belmont

106.1

2

Murray St.

102.5

3

Austin Peay

100.8

4

Eastern Illinois

95.4

5

Tennessee St.

95.2

6

Jacksonville St.

94.7

7

Eastern Kentucky

92.0

8

Morehead St.

91.8

9

UT-Martin

89.9

10

Tennessee Tech

87.9

11

SIU Edwardsville

87.8

12

SE Missouri

87.8

Avg

Ohio Valley

94.3

 

 

#

Pac-12

PiRate

1

Arizona

115.7

2

Colorado

113.3

3

Oregon

113.2

4

Stanford

109.8

5

Arizona St.

109.3

6

Washington

109.1

7

USC

108.8

8

Oregon St.

107.5

9

UCLA

105.0

10

Utah

104.4

11

Washington St.

103.5

12

California

100.0

Avg

Pac-12

108.3

 

 

#

Patriot

PiRate

1

Colgate

103.4

2

Boston U

99.8

3

Lafayette

97.3

4

American

96.6

5

Navy

95.7

6

Bucknell

94.7

7

Army

93.9

8

Loyola (MD)

93.5

9

Lehigh

91.0

10

Holy Cross

86.7

Avg

Patriot

95.3

 

 

#

Southeastern

PiRate

1

Kentucky

113.5

2

Auburn

112.9

3

LSU

112.1

4

Arkansas

111.3

5

Florida

111.3

6

Alabama

110.8

7

Mississippi St.

110.0

8

Tennessee

109.1

9

South Carolina

108.1

10

Mississippi

106.8

11

Georgia

105.6

12

Missouri

105.2

13

Texas A&M

101.2

14

Vanderbilt

100.4

Avg

Southeastern

108.5

 

 

#

Southern

PiRate

1

East Tennessee St.

109.0

2

UNC Greensboro

107.9

3

Furman

107.3

4

Wofford

101.3

5

Chattanooga

100.5

6

Western Carolina

100.1

7

Mercer

96.8

8

VMI

93.8

9

Samford

91.7

10

Citadel

89.9

Avg

Southern

99.8

 

 

#

Southland

PiRate

1

Stephen F. Austin

103.2

2

Sam Houston St.

99.2

3

Nicholls St.

98.3

4

Abilene Christian

98.2

5

McNeese St.

95.0

6

Lamar

93.5

7

Texas A&M CC

92.4

8

Central Arkansas

92.3

9

New Orleans

90.7

10

Northwestern St.

90.5

11

SE Louisiana

86.6

12

Houston Baptist

84.8

13

Incarnate Word

84.1

Avg

Southland

93.0

 

 

#

Southwestern Athletic

PiRate

1

Prairie View A&M

97.6

2

Texas Southern

93.8

3

Jackson St.

91.3

4

Grambling

91.0

5

Southern

90.6

6

Alcorn St.

90.1

7

Alabama St.

88.9

8

Alabama A&M

85.8

9

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.0

10

Mississippi Valley St.

77.2

Avg

Southwestern Athletic

88.9

 

 

#

Summit

PiRate

1

South Dakota St.

103.1

2

North Dakota St.

102.6

3

Oral Roberts

101.0

4

South Dakota

100.1

5

Omaha

96.9

6

North Dakota

96.0

7

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.7

8

Denver

90.5

9

Western Illinois

89.1

Avg

Summit

97.0

 

 

#

Sun Belt

PiRate

1

Texas St.

104.2

2

Georgia St.

104.1

3

UT Arlington

102.7

4

Little Rock

102.2

5

Georgia Southern

101.3

6

Appalachian St.

100.2

7

South Alabama

99.8

8

Coastal Carolina

98.3

9

Arkansas St.

97.4

10

Louisiana

95.7

11

Troy

93.4

12

Louisiana Monroe

93.3

Avg

Sun Belt

99.4

 

 

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West Coast

PiRate

1

Gonzaga

120.5

2

BYU

114.3

3

Saint Mary’s

110.3

4

San Francisco

105.9

5

Pacific

102.0

6

Santa Clara

101.6

7

Pepperdine

101.1

8

Loyola Marymount

97.0

9

San Diego

96.9

10

Portland

93.1

Avg

West Coast

104.3

 

 

#

Western Athletic

PiRate

1

New Mexico St.

104.8

2

California Baptist

99.2

3

Seattle

97.2

4

Cal St. Bakersfield

95.8

5

Grand Canyon

95.7

6

Missouri-KC

95.6

7

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.3

8

Utah Valley

93.6

9

Chicago St.

77.5

Avg

Western Athletic

94.9

 

Conference Rankings

 

#

Conference

PiRate

1

Big Ten

112.2

2

Big 12

111.7

3

Big East

111.0

4

Atlantic Coast

109.0

5

Southeastern

108.5

6

Pac-12

108.3

7

American Athletic

106.1

8

West Coast

104.3

9

Atlantic 10

103.5

10

Mountain West

103.2

11

Missouri Valley

101.4

12

Mid-American

100.5

13

Conference USA

99.9

14

Southern

99.8

15

Sun Belt

99.4

16

Ivy

99.4

17

Big Sky

97.7

18

Colonial Athletic

97.6

19

Summit

97.0

20

Big West

96.3

21

Horizon

95.6

22

Patriot

95.3

23

Metro Atlantic

95.0

24

Western Athletic

94.9

25

America East

94.9

26

Ohio Valley

94.3

27

Atlantic Sun

94.0

28

Northeast

93.1

29

Southland

93.0

30

Big South

92.7

31

Southwestern Athletic

88.9

32

Mideastern Athletic

88.4

 

Captain’s Musings

Rating The Top Teams From One-Bid Conferences

 

As of today, our Bracketology (which will be updated later today) shows that 22 conferences will send just one team to the NCAA Tournament.  There is a chance that Northern Iowa and another chance that a second Southern Conference team could earn at-large bids if they do not win their conference tournaments, but for now, if the season ended today, and the top teams won their conference tournaments, 22 conferences would be one-bid leagues.

Every year some double-digit seeds win games in the second round (round of 64).  In most years, at least one double-digit seed makes the Sweet 16.  Of course, in a lot of these cases, the double-digit seed is a Power Conference school that finished in 4th to 6th place in its conference, but there are also years where a Loyola of Chicago or George Mason make a run after being vastly underrated.

Let’s take a look at the current best team in each of these one-bid conferences.  We are going to show you a spreadsheet of these 22 teams and place check marks by the positive criteria that we believe reveals which of these dark horse teams might be ready to ambush a favored Power Conference team in the second round and vie for a spot in the Sweet 16.

The criteria includes having an Offensive Efficiency Rating above 105, a Defensive Efficiency Rating of 95 or below, an offensive rebounding rate of 30 or above, a defensive rebounding rate of 75 or above, a turnover rate below 17, a defensive turnover rate above 17, having at least 3 seniors that play significant minutes, and having a schedule in which they played at least 5 teams in the top 125 of the NET Ratings.

After rating each of the 22 teams, we break them down into a group of 4 serious threats, 6 possible threats, 6 teams capable of playing good enough to win, and 6 teams that have no chance to win other than in a First Round Play-in Game in Dayton.

 

6 Teams With No Chance

Akron:  The Zips lack the rebounding strength and do not force turnovers to beat a quality team in the NCAAT.  Usually, a MAC Champion has a stronger schedule strength than this team.  With a low R+T Rating, Akron is likely to give up numerous extra scoring opportunities and lose in the Second Round.

Colgate: This Raiders team is one of the weakest potential Patriot League Champions when it comes to competing in the Big Dance.  Colgate has an efficient offense, but little else.  The Raiders will be overwhelmed by more physical opponents from Power Conferences, because they cannot compete on the boards and cannot create extra scoring opportunities with steals and forcing turnovers.  Unless the opponent gets the yips and totally throws up a ton of bricks, this could be a 20-point loss for Colgate.

Hofstra: It’s been 19 years since the Pride went to the Dance.  Joe Mihalich has done a superb job in Hempstead, just like he did at Niagara, but this Hofstra team will have to be satisfied with the Dance ticket if it arrives on Selection Sunday.  Hofstra lacks the criteria to do more than make a 40-minute appearance.   The Pride take care of the ball and are decent at forcing turnovers, but their half-court defense is lacking, and they are likely to be dominated on the glass.  They haven’t played enough Tournament-type teams to gain the confidence and experience to win on the big stage.

Montana: As of today, The Grizzlies would actually be considered the weakest overall team in the NCAAT.  Montana does not qualify in offensive or defensive efficiency, and the Grizzlies have the worst R+T Rating of this group.  They would most likely be a 16-seed but not playing in Dayton and thus would be fodder for a one-seed San Diego State or Kansas.

Prairie View: Of the 6 teams that make up this category, Prairie View has the best criteria and just narrowly misses out on moving up to the next group.  The Panthers narrowly lost a First Round game to Fairleigh-Dickinson last year, and PVAM would most likely return to Dayton this year if they win the SWAC Tournament.  Maybe, this year the Panthers will be favored to win that Play-in game and give a Baylor or Gonzaga a scare until the second TV Timeout.

Robert Morris: The Northeast Conference actually has a member that might be good enough to contend in an opening round game, but Merrimack won’t be eligible for the NCAAT for another few years, due to one of the dumbest rules the NCAA has.  Why would the NCAA punish a team moving up to Division I by making them ineligible for multiple years?  Merrimack is the class of the NEC this year and will probably receive an NIT bid, while Robert Morris, or any other league member, will be a prohibitive underdog in Dayton.  RMU is the only team of this 22-school comparison that comes up a zero in offensive and defensive efficiency plus offensive and defensive rebounding.  If the Colonials were to sneak into the Second Round after winning in Dayton, they would be likely looking at a loss of 30 or more points against a one-seed.

6 Teams Likely to Lose in Second Round But Talented Enough to Compete

Little Rock:  Four years ago, Chris Beard coached Little Rock to an upset over Purdue and then took advantage of his fortunes by taking the Texas Tech job.  Now, former Arkansas star Darrell Walker has the Trojans in line to contend as a double-digit seed this year.  Little Rock has an advantage that none of the teams in the bottom group has–they can create extra scoring opportunities with offensive rebounding and forcing turnovers.  They will still be heavy underdogs as a 13, 14, or 15-seed, but this team could contend for an upset if they matchup is favorable, and the opponent has issues with ball-handling and rebounding.

Norfolk St.: The MEAC Championship Game could be a rematch between Norfolk St. and UNC Central, won by UNC Central last year.  We believe that Norfolk St. has the better criteria for NCAAT purposes, and the Spartans are not a team to overlook.  Robert Jones is one of the best teaching coaches that doesn’t get the appreciation he deserves.  Norfolk’s liability is at the offensive end, where they are not the most efficient team in their own league.  But, they play aggressive attacking defense and can compete by forcing their opponent to become tentative and passive on offense.  If the three-pointers should fall for the Spartans (and they take lots of them), NSU could scare a 1 or 2-seed.  Norfolk State will probably be a 16-seed, but the Spartans are good enough to be a 15.

North Texas: The top 5 teams in CUSA are fairly balanced, so picking the Mean Green to be the representative solely comes from their having the CUSA Tournament in their backyard.  UNT qualifies on experience and schedule strength, which puts the Mean Green in a higher classification with the rest of their criteria.  They possess an above average offense and offensive rebounding ability, so this team will be capable of going on scoring runs.  The one issue is that they have played a half dozen very good teams and competed in every game, but they lost every one of these games.  They are probably looking at a single-digit loss in their opening game.

Siena: There are six MAAC teams that could be considered co-favorites to win the automatic bid, and we selected Siena solely on power ratings and remaining conference schedule.  It could just as easily be Monmouth, Rider, Saint Peter’s, Manhattan, or Quinnipiac.  All six of these MAAC teams are just talented enough to scare a 2 or 3-seed, but scare is probably all they can do.  Siena can rebound the ball and avoid making numerous turnovers, and they have a lot of senior leadership.  Siena’s half-court defense is suspect against a Power Conference opponent, so the Saints will most likely go marching back to Loudonville after one game.

South Dakota St.: T.J. Otzlerberger and Scott Nagy made the Jackrabbits the class of the Summit League and capitalized on their success by taking higher-paying jobs.  SDSU is still in capable hands with first year coach Eric Henderson, who has slighted changed the environment here with a bit more deliberate offense.  The Jackrabbits know how to work the ball in the half-court and score with consistency, taking care of the rock and getting a nice amount of offensive rebounds.  This type of team is always going to be dangerous in the early rounds, especially if the opponent isn’t used to playing defense for 25 seconds per possession.  The Jackrabbits are eventually going to win in the Big Dance, but probably not this year.  They may lose a close game.

Wright St.: Speaking of Nagy, this is where he left South Dakota State and chose to coach.  First, the Raiders must get past Northern Kentucky in the Horizon League Tournament, as the teams have traded championship game victories in recent years.  If WSU tops NKU this year, they will have the same offensive advantages that Nagy’s former school has, but they will also share the same liabilities.  

6 Teams Strong Enough To Win A Second Round Game 

Belmont: The Bruins beat Temple in the Big Dance last year, but this is a different team with a different head coach and different stars.  Belmont has become the Vermont of the Deep South, a school no Power Conference team wants to see in its second round bracket.  The Bruins can shoot the ball and can defend in the half-court.  They take care of the ball and pick up their share of steals.  Their problem is they lack the muscle inside this year, and they are missing some big leaders off last year’s team, including NBA Draft pick Dylan Windler.  Another sticking point with Belmont, they will have to fight off strong bids from Murray State, Austin Peay, and Eastern Kentucky just to get to the Dance.

UC-Irvine: Like Belmont, UCI won their second round game in last year’s NCAA Tournament, but like Belmont, the Anteaters are missing a key piece that led them to that victory in Max Hazzard.  The Anteaters are still built for NCAA Tournament success.  They are the best of the 22 teams listed here in passing the criteria for offensive and defensive efficiency combined with offensive and defensive rebounding.  Plus, they still have upperclass leadership and a decent R+T Rating.  Their biggest issue this year is a probably 15-seed instead of the 13-seed they were last year.

Northern Iowa: The Panthers look like the best Mid-Major team in the nation this year, but UNI has liabilities that keep them in the second group rather than the elite.  They have problems with defensive efficiency, offensive rebounding, and forcing turnovers.  Each one is a mild deficiency, but when you combine these three criteria with the added bonus that their schedule is a bit too weak, you see a slightly overrated team.  They are still talented enough to contend in the second round, and they will likely be given a 12 or 11 seed, which is where most double-digit seeds win, but this team is not built for lasting success in the Big Dance.

Winthrop:  Until this week, Winthrop looked like a decent long shot to surprise a team in the NCAAT.  Now, they must withstand a rematch with Radford just to get into the Field.  The Eagles are one of the few Mid-Major teams that could potentially pound the ball inside against a Power Conference school.  They have four big men that possess strength and quickness to get their share of offensive rebounds and excellent shooting opportunities in the paint.  Defensive lapses have hurt the Eagles, especially this past week, but their R+T Rating is in the very good range, and in a second round game, they could put a big scare in a 3-seed.

Vermont:  Only one criterion stands between the Catamounts being the top team of the 22 in this study and the top team in the second tier, which is where they are.  Vermont lacks the offensive rebounding power to get extra scoring opportunities.  If they were as good on the offensive glass as Winthrop, they might be a near sure thing to make it to the second week of the tournament.  Still, the Catamounts are good enough to win one game in this Tournament, but they will most likely face a third round opponent that can exploit their one Achilles’ Heel and send them back to the Green State.

Yale: Yale is barely the favorite to win the Ivy League Tournament and get the bid this year, and having the tournament at Harvard could be trouble if the Crimson can move up into the top 4.  If the Bulldogs win the automatic bid, they can be second round contenders.  The Bulldogs are a poor man’s Vermont this year.  They don’t have the same experience as Vermont, but they are still strong enough to keep a second round game close enough to steal a victory in the final minutes.

The Top 4 One-Bid Teams–All Strong Enough To Sneak Into The Sweet 16

East Tennessee St.:  The Bucs will face stiff competition in the most underrated league in college basketball.  The Southern Conference has four teams capable of winning NCAA Tournament games.  The league should be given a second team, but unless the conference champion loses a close game in the SoCon Championship, it isn’t going to happen.  In our opinion, the third best team in this league is better than the 8th best team in the Big Ten, but the Committee awards the big dogs at the expense of the little dogs.  ETSU has all the criteria of a school like Virginia Commonwealth, Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s, Butler, and Wichita State in the years these schools first became big time players in the Big Dance.  The Bucs could even win a second round game by double digits.  If their schedule was just a tad stronger, they would be favored over most potential third round opponents.  They should get an 11-seed if they continue to win.  They won at LSU by double digits this year.

Liberty: The Flames pulled a shocking second round upset last year and have a considerably stronger team this year.  Of course, they will not be overlooked this year.  Liberty is quite strong in all but the very important offensive rebounding criterion.  That is what will be the Flames’ downfall, but in the second round, their opponent will likely not have the strength to capitalize on their weakness.

New Mexico St.: It’s no surprise that the Aggies are expected to get to the Dance and compete brilliantly this year, since that is what they have done in seven of the past eight seasons.  Chris Jans rates as our top Mid-Major coach this year, and we expect he will have numerous Power Conference job offers at the end of the season.  NMSU has all the criteria needed to make a surprise deep run in this year’s tournament.  This is a team that lost by one point to Final Four Auburn in last year’s Big Dance, and the Aggies will be ready to seek revenge after watching multiple 50-50 judgment calls go against them last year.  NMSU qualifies on all the essential criteria–passing the mark in offensive and defensive efficiency, offensive rebounding, and forcing turnovers.  Their limited liabilities come in offensive turnovers and strength of schedule.  With a very strong R+T Rating, this team is talented enough to chalk up a second round win and then contend for a Sweet 16 bid.

Stephen F. Austin: Here is one criterion that we have not mentioned before, but when we say it, you will know right away that SF Austin is good enough to make it past the first weekend in this tournament:  They beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in a game where the officials gave the Blue Devils as much preferential treatment as the 1972 Olympic referees gave the USSR team.  The Lumberjacks are currently the best Mid-Major team when applying the PiRate Rating Big Dance criteria.  They have an excellent offensive and very good defensive efficiency.  They have a large offensive rebounding advantage over most of the other teams that could be in this field.  They have considerable junior and senior leadership, and they have confidence.  If you can win at Duke when the calls go in the Blue Devils’ favor, you can beat anybody in this field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 13, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 13, 2020

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Thursday’s Games

 

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Austin Peay

Murray St.

1.2

Belmont

Tennessee St.

13.2

Cal St. Bakersfield

Chicago St.

22.2

Cal St. Northridge

Cal Poly

6.9

California

Arizona

-11.7

Campbell

Hampton

6.7

Central Connecticut

Long Island

-9.7

Central Florida

Wichita St.

-2.8

Charleston Southern

High Point

9.0

Cincinnati

Memphis

5.0

Detroit

Youngstown St

0.4

Eastern Illinois

SIU-Edwardsville

11.7

Eastern Washington

Idaho

13.8

Elon

Delaware

-3.3

Fairleigh Dickinson

Wagner

6.0

Gardner-Webb

Winthrop

-5.1

Georgia Southern

Coastal Carolina

5.7

Georgia St.

Appalachian St.

6.6

Grand Canyon

UMKC

3.0

Hofstra

Charleston

4.1

Indiana

Iowa

0.4

Kennesaw St.

Florida Gulf Coast

-6.4

Lipscomb

NJIT

6.0

Louisiana Tech

Florida Intl.

9.6

Loyola Marymount

BYU

-13.7

Montana

Weber St.

8.3

Montana St.

Idaho St.

7.5

Morehead St.

Eastern Kentucky

3.6

Mount St. Mary’s

Robert Morris

0.7

New Mexico St.

Seattle

10.9

North Florida

Jacksonville

2.1

North Texas

Charlotte

8.4

Northeastern

UNC Wilmington

13.9

Northern Arizona

Northern Colorado

-4.6

Oakland

Cleveland St.

8.0

Oregon

Colorado

3.0

Oregon St.

Utah

5.5

Pacific

Portland

11.5

Pepperdine

San Diego

7.7

Radford

Presbyterian

14.5

Rice

Old Dominion

-0.2

Sacramento St.

Southern Utah

-2.0

Sacred Heart

Bryant

5.0

Santa Clara

San Francisco

-0.7

South Alabama

Louisiana

7.3

Southeast Missouri

UT Martin

1.0

Southern Miss

Florida Atlantic

-0.3

St. Francis (NY)

Merrimack

-1.5

Stanford

Arizona St.

4.8

Stetson

North Alabama

2.1

Tennessee Tech

Jacksonville St.

-4.4

Texas St.

Little Rock

4.7

Troy

UL Monroe

3.6

UC Davis

UC Santa Barbara

-1.2

UCLA

Washington St.

5.3

UNC Asheville

Longwood

4.7

USC

Washington

2.9

UT Arlington

Arkansas St.

8.3

UT Rio Grande Valley

Utah Valley

4.3

UTEP

Western Kentucky

-2.4

UTSA

Marshall

0.2

William & Mary

Drexel

5.3

 

Thursday’s Most Important TV Games

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

7:00 PM

ESPN

Cincinnati

Memphis

7:00 PM

CBSSN

Hofstra

Charleston

8:00 PM

BTN

Indiana

Iowa

8:00 PM

ESPN3

North Texas

Charlotte

9:00 PM

ESPN

Oregon

Colorado

9:00 PM

ESPNU

Austin Peay

Murray St.

11:00 PM

ESPN2

Stanford

Arizona St.

 

 

 

 

 

February 12, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 12, 2020

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Wednesday’s Games

 

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Abilene Christian

Houston Baptist

16.6

American

Loyola (MD)

6.2

Army

Lafayette

-1.8

Auburn

Alabama

5.6

Binghamton

Stony Brook

-10.6

Bradley

Indiana St.

2.9

Butler

Xavier

6.3

Central Arkansas

New Orleans

4.7

Chattanooga

VMI

9.1

East Tennessee St.

Citadel

21.9

Evansville

Loyola (Chi)

-8.6

Georgia

South Carolina

2.6

Georgia Tech

Louisville

-5.6

Hartford

Albany

1.5

Hawaii

Long Beach St.

11.8

La Salle

Richmond

-4.7

Lehigh

Holy Cross

7.4

Miami (Fla.)

Boston College

5.4

Missouri St.

Drake

2.2

Navy

Bucknell

4.3

Niagara

Canisius

-0.8

Nicholls

Lamar

8.2

Northern Iowa

Illinois St.

16.1

Northwestern

Michigan

-6.3

Northwestern St.

Incarnate Word

9.5

Ohio St.

Rutgers

6.5

Oklahoma

Iowa St.

5.6

Oral Roberts

Omaha

7.4

Pittsburgh

Clemson

4.4

Samford

Furman

-12.4

San Jose St.

Fresno St.

-6.5

Seton Hall

Creighton

6.0

SMU

Connecticut

2.5

South Dakota

Western Illinois

14.2

South Florida

Houston

-6.6

Southeast Louisiana

Sam Houston St.

-9.8

St. John’s

Providence

1.8

Texas A&M

Florida

-5.6

Texas A&M-CC

Stephen F. Austin

-7.8

Tulane

Temple

-3.8

Tulsa

East Carolina

12.3

UAB

Middle Tennessee

8.2

UC Riverside

UC Irvine

-3.9

UMass Lowell

Maine

6.8

UNC Greensboro

Western Carolina

10.3

UNLV

Nevada

-1.3

Valparaiso

Southern Illinois

2.7

VCU

George Mason

14.4

Vermont

New Hampshire

15.7

Villanova

Marquette

2.8

West Virginia

Kansas

-0.9

Wofford

Mercer

8.3

 

Wednesday’s Top TV Games

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

6:30 PM

FS1

Seton Hall

Creighton

6:30 PM

CBSSN

Butler

Xavier

7:00 PM

ESPN+

West Virginia

Kansas

7:00 PM

BTN

Ohio St.

Rutgers

8:30 PM

FS1

Villanova

Marquette

 

The 25-Teams Could Win The NCAA Championship Myth

 

If you view a national basketball telecast this year, the so-called experts announcing the games repeatedly say that this season is different because there are no overly dominating teams in college basketball.  These scribes say that 25 different teams could be good enough to win the national championship.  Some even say that 40 different teams are talented enough to make the Final Four.

We at the PiRate Ratings tend to be contrarian in nature.  We just don’t buy these theories of parity.  Certainly, none of the teams in this year’s Top 10 appear to be as talented and dominant as any of the Top 10 teams of the past decade.  However, none of the teams outside of the Top 10 appear to be as talented as their counterparts of the past decade.

We do not see the parity that others see, and the analytics when compared on a one season basis, actually tell us that fewer than 10 teams this season have statistical resumes worthy of contending for a national championship.

If you have been reading our chicken scratch long enough, you obviously know that we value certain data when predicting the outcomes of college basketball games past the Ides of March.  We have looked at reams and reams of data dating back to the years where statistics were kept on these games and have identified consistencies in the champions that other teams could not match.

Namely, the ability to rebound the basketball on the offensive end and get extra shooting chances appears to be much more valuable in the Big Dance than it is in the regular season, because so many of the tournament teams are in the top group of defensive teams.  Additionally, being able to protect the ball and limit turnovers has become more and more important in the 21st Century, because the age of pressing full court for 40 minutes and then relying on fast breaks off these turnovers just doesn’t happen like it used to work when UCLA ran its incredible 2-2-1 press and Rick Pitino used his matchup press defense at Kentucky.  So many of the top teams have little to no problem defeating the press defense and exploiting it for points that this strategy has become a non-factor most of the time.

Teams with excellent offensive efficiency, very good defensive efficiency, an ability to hold onto the ball, and a highly-ranked offensive rebounding rate rise above the rest when there are just 68 teams remaining in contention for the title.  Additionally, teams that lack this ability to rebound on the offensive end or limit turnovers have been vulnerable to early round upsets, as was seen multiple times with teams like Georgetown and Vanderbilt in the past decade, two notorious teams that were excellent offensive efficiency teams, very good defensive efficiency teams, but lousy offensive rebounding teams with no turnover margin advantage.

When you combine the teams that possess excellent offensive efficiency, very good defensive efficiency, strong rebounding ability with decent turnover prevention, and then said team has played a schedule that ranks in the top 35% of college basketball (basically a Power Conference), these are the teams that have National Championship Resumes.

By now, we hope you are wondering how many teams currently fit this National Championship footprint?  How many have excellent offensive efficiency, very good defensive efficiency, highly-ranked offensive rebounding ability, and a good rate of taking care of the rock?

The answer is far from the 25 to 40 teams that the hardwood pundits claim.  As of Wednesday, February 12, there are only 3 teams that possess these national championship worthy resumes.

Those three teams are: Duke, Gonzaga, and San Diego State.  Gonzaga and San Diego State just barely qualify on the basis of schedule strength, and unfortunately for the Aztecs in the Mountain West Conference, their remaining schedule might lower their overall schedule strength to remove SDSU from this list.

Because the West Coast Conference is abnormally stronger this season, Gonzaga still has enough games against opponents that will maintain the Bulldogs’ schedule strength above the line needed to qualify.

So, the next time you hear that this could be the year that somebody like Penn State or Rutgers makes an unexpected run to the national title, or that this is the year the Pac-12 returns to prominence with Oregon or Arizona winning it all, refer them to this data that says this is not so.  For now, we would tend to believe that Duke and Gonzaga are runaway top contenders.  We aren’t saying that somebody else might get hot and move into the field of legitimate contenders, since there is a month to go until Selection Sunday, but when somebody says that 25 teams today are good enough to win the title, laugh at the statement and educate them in the analytics of long historical importance.

Let’s take a look at the supposed biggest dark horse national champion in the last 60 years.  The infamous 1966 Texas Western Miners (UTEP today) pulled off the monumental upset over the mighty Kentucky Wildcats.  Was Texas Western a use anomaly that year?  Did they come from out of nowhere to upset the trends and blow this theory apart?

Quite the opposite.  The issue that year wasn’t the mathematics; it was the publicity.  Texas Western was no dark horse.  Let’s take a look at the stats available to us.

First, let’s start with the obvious.  What was the Miners strength of schedule?  They were an independent in 1966, which in those days was the largest group of all.  There were close to 50 Division I Independents then, and they included some of the top teams in the nation like former National Champion Loyola of Chicago, future National Runner-up Dayton, Providence, Houston, and Syracuse.

Texas Western finished the regular season with a 23-1 record and were ranked #3 in the polls.  When has the #3-ranked team ever been considered a dark horse or surprise team?  Just because the Nabobs of the Eastern Elite Media didn’t dub the Miners with their accolades, it did not make the Miners a dark horse.

The Miners played one Top 10 team in the regular season.  They slaughtered Iowa by 18 points.  They beat a host of above average teams by well above average margins and blew out the rest of the teams on their schedule until the final game.   They lost by two at Seattle, when the Chieftains were still a strong program and just seven years removed from appearing in the National Championship Game.

The issue with the established press is that all these TW wins came against teams west of the Mississippi River.  The media didn’t realize that the Miners had outrebounded their opponents by an average of 51.5 to 36.2 in their 24 regular season games.  They didn’t know that the Miners had one of the toughest defenses in the nation, limiting opponents to an estimated 79 points per 100 possessions (not exact because offensive rebounds and turnovers were not official stats then),  They didn’t see that the Miners were quite efficient for the day with an estimated 99 points per 100 possessions.  Remember that there was no three-point line then, and anything over 85 points per 100 possessions was above average.  That Texas Western team also took good care of the ball.  They had exceptional ball handlers in Bobby Joe Hill, Willie Worsley, and Orsten Artis.

Texas Western began tournament play with an easy 15-point victory over Oklahoma City, holding the Chiefs 25 points under their average of nearly 100 points per game.  The Miners dominated on the glass and proved to be much too quick for the Chiefs, fouling out four of OKC’s starters.

In the second round, TW had to go to overtime to beat the favored Cincinnati Bearcats.  Cincinnati actually controlled the boards, but the Miners won with steals and not turning the ball over.  It was the only game where the other team won the rebounding war, but the difference in turnovers was huge.

In the Midwest Regional Final, Texas Western faced a favored Kansas team that featured all-American center Walt Wesley and 1st team all-Big 8 guard Jo Jo White.  The press basically advanced the Jayhawks to the Final Four before this game began, but the Miners proved to be too quick for the slower KU team.  TW won the rebounding and turnover battle, and Kansas’s two stars were matched by the Miners’ balance.  On to the Final Four in College Park, Maryland, went the Miners, finally playing games in the East.

The Final Four was nothing like it is today.  The University of Maryland’s gymnasium was no 70,000-seat dome stadium. Cole Field House seated about 12,000.  However, the press made a big deal out of half of this field.  The Eastern Region Champion Duke Blue Devils, the number two team in the nation placed the Mideast Region Champion Kentucky Wildcats, the number one team in the nation.  The winner of this game would then win the National Championship Game the next night against the winner of the other semifinal game.  Texas Western and Utah were there too.

The semifinal games were both close.  Kentucky came from behind to nip Duke, while Texas Western stayed ahead of Utah most of the game but never ran away from the Utes, thanks to superstar forward Jerry Chambers keeping the Utes in the game.

The Championship Game was considered an afterthought.  The mighty Wildcats of Kentucky were basketball royalty with their Baron, Adolph Rupp.  Texas Western was this tiny school from El Paso with a coach that had learned the game from the great Hank Iba, but they were almost as much a patsy for Kentucky’s soon to be fifth national title as the Washington Generals were for the Harlem Globetrotters.

There were some astute professional gamblers that knew what was really about to happen.  Kentucky’s players were quite talented.  They could shoot the ball about as competently as any team in the history of the game, and with Louie Dampier and Pat Riley on the perimeter, they could quickly shoot a weaker opponent out of the gym.  Kentucky’s devastating 1-3-1 zone trap defense had forced numerous opponents out of their normal offense, where they either turned the ball over or took a hurried shot.  It had worked like a charm 27 times out of 28.  Ironically, just like Texas Western, Kentucky only lost their regular season finale at Tennessee, a team that would win the SEC the following year.

The “Sharp” gamblers knew something that most of the rest of the nation and just about all of the Eastern Establishment media did not know.  Texas Western was much quicker than Kentucky.  Their man to man defense was stronger than Kentucky’s 1-3-1 zone trap, and it did not surrender a handful of easy buckets like the gambling press.

In the opening minutes of the game, neither team could find the range, but Kentucky’s fast break led to a couple of baskets.  Additionally in the first part of the game Kentucky enjoyed a huge rebounding edge, as the Wildcats missed multiple offensive tips.  Texas Western scored on some lob passes over the zone for easy layups, and even though they were a tad sloppy with the ball, they limited turnovers, being called for a couple of travelling violations but not giving UK easy breakaway baskets off steals.

The key sequence of the game was when Kentucky’s Tommy Kron dribbled the ball up the floor guarded man to man and then from the blind-side, Bobby Joe Hill came in and stole the ball, driving for an easy layup.  The play tightened the screws on the favored Wildcats.  On the very next possession, star guard Louie Dampier brought the ball up the middle of the floor, and Hill pressured him to the left.  As Dampier attempted to cross over, Hill stole the ball again and drove for another easy basket.

Texas Western never relinquished the lead the rest of the night.  As the game continued, Kentucky only had one shooting opportunity per possession, while Texas Western had second and third chances.  Thunderous dunks by power player David Latin allowed the patient Miners to keep the lead.  Kentucky had chances to tie or take the lead, but every time, the Texas Western defense held and secured the rebound.

Can San Diego State be this year’s Texas Western?  Can Gonzaga finally get over the hump and win the National Championship?  Will Coach Mike Krzyzewski win another national championship?  If we had to predict the champion today, we believe these are the only three possible teams that could go from 68 to 1.  Duke has the perfect resume this year.  We’ll see if anybody else joins the group of championship-worthy teams in the final four weeks before Selection Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 11, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 11, 2020

Tuesday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Akron

Bowling Green

9.0

Ball St.

Northern Illinois

6.8

Boise St.

Air Force

11.4

Central Michigan

Eastern Michigan

5.4

Colorado St.

Utah St.

-2.0

Davidson

Fordham

14.5

Dayton

Rhode Island

9.6

Illinois

Michigan St.

-1.7

Kansas St.

Oklahoma St.

2.3

LSU

Missouri

10.7

Maryland

Nebraska

17.3

Ohio

Western Michigan

5.7

Ole Miss

Mississippi St.

-1.8

Purdue

Penn St.

3.0

Saint Joseph’s

St. Bonaventure

-6.9

San Diego St.

New Mexico

16.7

Syracuse

North Carolina St.

3.1

Tennessee

Arkansas

-0.3

Toledo

Miami (O)

10.2

Vanderbilt

Kentucky

-9.8

Virginia

Notre Dame

3.3

Wake Forest

North Carolina

0.3

 

The Captain’s Table

 

Top Games on TV Tuesday

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

6:30 PM

BTN

Purdue

Penn St.

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Akron

Bowling Green

7:00 PM

SECN

Tennessee

Arkansas

7:00 PM

ESPN2

Syracuse

North Carolina St.

7:30 PM

CBSSN

Dayton

Rhode Island

9:00 PM

ESPN

Illinois

Michigan St.

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Virginia

Notre Dame

9:30 PM

CBSSN

Colorado St.

Utah St.

 

Captain’s Musings

 

Where the NCAA Selection Committee Gets It Wrong

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee has issued its first preliminary seeding of top 16 teams, and we at the PiRate Ratings are happy to say we predicted all 16 teams on the correct seed line.  Predicting seed lines and teams accepted to the Big Dance isn’t all that difficult, because the NCAA clearly shows its cards.  With the exception of Team 68 and occasionally Team 67, determining in advance which 68 teams receive Dance Invitations is almost as exact as multiplication and division.

Usually, when our Bracketology, or our friends on the Internet that supply their own Bracketology, are finalized on Selection Sunday, the only differences in the brackets come on the lower seed lines.  Many times, predictions for a seed line were accurate, but the Committee had to move a team up or down one seed in order to obey the NCAA’s rules about facing an opponent from the same conference in the opening rounds.

Basically, the process is done correctly every time, and when Team number 69 is left out, no matter who that team is, the folks at CBS and ESPN immediately cross-examine the Committee Chairman as if a major slight has taken place.  That is done strictly to get the public to keep watching their Selection Sunday special show, because face it, the public could just as easily wait 30 minutes and quickly see the entire field in the bracket on their computer or phone.

We have no issues with the Selection Committee every year.  They do a great job, and it isn’t easy to get a dozen highly opinionated people to agree on whether Teams 67, 68, 69, and 70 deserve to be in or left out.  The consensus usually is right.

Our problem hangs entirely on the process itself, and we have one major complaint that we believe needs to move high up on the priority line.  That statistic is where a team finishes in its own conference.

Why continue to even have conference play if a team that finishes in third place sweeps the 7th place team and then watches the 7th place team get an NCAA bid, while they have to go to the NIT.  Do you think this doesn’t happen?  Unfortunately, this, or something similar, happens almost every year.

Take a look at South Carolina last year.  The Gamecocks handily beat Florida in Gainesville, and they wiped Ole Miss off the floor.  They split with Mississippi St.  All told, USC finished a game ahead of the two Magnolia State teams and two games ahead of Florida.  Yet, they were the team left out of the NCAA Tournament, while the three teams below them in the standings all went to the Big Dance.

What good is having a conference race at all, if it means absolutely nothing, other than that the regular season champion is guaranteed a spot in the NIT if it fails to make the NCAA Tournament?

If we were named the Commissioner of College Basketball, there would be changes made.  First, we would flip the rules on automatic NCAA Tournament bids.  We’d award an automatic NCAA Tournament bid to the regular season champion of each conference and then guarantee an NIT bid to all Conference Tournament winners that did not receive an NCAA Tournament bid.

Let’s look at a possibility that would make this rule show how much better the tournament might be flipping the automatic bids.  Look at this year’s Southland Conference.  Stephen F. Austin is talented enough and well-coached enough to challenge for a Sweet 16 appearance if not more.  The Lumberjacks won at Duke in one of those games where the zebras tried their hardest to give the big team the win.  SFA players were whistled for fouls just for occupying the same city block in Durham, while Duke players had to commit felonious assault before they were whistled for fouls.  Still, SFA won the game, and had this game been played with totally unbiased officials, the Lumberjacks would have actually blown Duke off the Cameron Indoor Stadium floor.

SFA (12-1/21-3) is three games ahead of its nearest conference foe.  They are likely to enter the Southland Conference Tournament at 28-3 and no worse than 27-4.  And, for this incredible run, the Lumberjacks will be guaranteed only an NIT bid.  They will have to win the SLC Tournament to get into the Field of 68.  What if a team like Nicholls State catches SFA on a cold shooting day and upsets the Lumberjacks?  Nicholls will go bye bye in the opening game, while SFA will probably be forced to play a road NIT game and receive the same type of home-cooking officiating that they faced in Durham.

Under our system, The Lumberjacks would still go to the NCAA Tournament, while Nicholls State would be guaranteed that NIT bid or be allowed to accept the CIT bid if they preferred.  The Colonels might finish four games in back of SFA, and after a 20-game conference schedule, when one team finishes 19-1 in the league and the second best team goes 15-5, it is quite clear which team is better and more deserving of the NCAA bid.

The same holds true in the Power Conferences.  Let’s look at the crazy Big Ten race this year.  Currently, three teams, Ohio State, Indiana, and Michigan, are tied for 12th place at 5-7 in the conference.  Minnesota is a half-game ahead of the trio at 6-7.  However, if you look at the criteria used by the NCAA Selection Committee, Minnesota is barely on the bad side of the Bubble and looking at the NIT, while the other three teams are in the Field.  The Big Ten plays a 20-game conference schedule, so if any number of these four teams get in the Field, the preference should be to take the team(s) that finish higher in the standings.  20 games are enough to determine which teams are better than which teams.  Using advanced metrics is great, and we are devoted Sabermetric devotees, but we realize that actual results trump theoretical results.

 

The 2020 R+T Rating Revision

Recently, we were asked to explain how our power ratings are computed, and we gave a detailed explanation of how we rely on the “Four Factors” of basketball and then apply weightings to each of the four offensive and four defensive factors and then adjust the data based on strength of schedule and a constant (that changes a little every year).  What we basically end up with is something similar to baseball’s weighted on-base average and WAR, where instead of estimating how many wins the players on a baseball team are worth, we estimate how many points better or worse than average each team is worth.

In that explanation, we relied heavily on something that has been obvious in Major League Baseball through the “Moneyball” years.  As Oakland Athletics’ General Manager Billy Beane has so succinctly said in the past, “My stuff doesn’t work in the playoffs.”  He didn’t use the word “stuff” but the PiRates refrain from using foul language.

What Beane said was proven to be correct over and over again.  The analytics that show a team how to win 90+ games don’t apply to winning in the playoffs, and there is a reason for this.  Let’s use last year’s Tampa Bay Rays as an example.

The Rays finished 96-66 and made the playoffs.  Tampa Bay played Baltimore and Toronto 19 times each.  They played Kansas City and the LA Angels seven times and Detroit and Seattle six times.   Even against good teams like the Yankees, Twins, Indians, Astros, and Athletics, they faced those teams’ number four and number five starting pitchers between one third and 40% of the time.

In the playoffs, the Yankees are not going to use their number four and number five pitchers, except in mop up duty.  In a seven game series, they might send their number one ace out there to start games 1, 4, and 7, if he can pitch on three days rest.

Moneyball statistics and all the evolved improved statistics are meant to be used over the course of an entire season’s worth of games.  After 100 games played, the strategies of going for big innings and limiting strategies like sacrifice bunting, hit and run, stolen bases, and hitting to the right side of the infield prove to be less efficient and successful in scoring runs on the whole and even winning games.  Small ball doesn’t work when almost every team now plays in a “band box” ballpark.

However, in the playoffs, when a team is facing the opposing ace or number two pitcher, and when they face the top relievers earlier in the games at the highest leverage, attempting to draw walks and hit three-run homers isn’t going to pop those cheap champagne bottles in the clubhouse.  When Justin Verlander takes the bump in October, you beat him by scratching out a couple runs here and there and hoping your pitching staff can hold the Astros in check for a 3-2 or 2-1 victory.  If you expect to put a crooked number on the scoreboard in the 6 or 7 innings he’s on the hill, you stand a big chance of putting up a run of goose eggs.

The same theory holds true in college basketball.  Over the course of a season, shooting the ball and preventing the other team from shooting the ball is going to determine the winner more times than not.  A team that can get to the foul line and hit 75% of their foul shots to win might go 13-5 in their conference and 24-7 overall.  They might get a fat #4 seed and then promptly lose to the #13 seed from a Mid-Major conference.  And, when you look at that Mid-Major team, they weren’t great shooters, but they could clean the glass better than Windex.

At tournament time, unless your team is playing a 20-loss patsy that got hot and won their post-season tournament, or your team has a number one seed and faces a 16-seed that is far outclassed, your team better be able to rebound the ball and avoid turnovers.

Thus, through the years of the 64 to 68-team NCAA Tournaments, basketball’s “Moneyball” system of trying to win the shooting wars for six or seven games just doesn’t work like it does in the regular season, when a team might win four out of every five games all year to record a 28-7 record.  The only record that matters after the Ides of March is 6-0 or 7-0.

How does a team go 6-0 or 7-0 in the NCAA Tournament?  In almost every case, said team is incredibly proficient in getting extra scoring opportunities.  How does a team get extra scoring opportunities?  They grab more rebounds on the offensive end and prevent the other team from doing the same. They force more turnovers on the opponent than they commit, and they capitalize on steals for easier scoring opportunities.  A steal is much more valuable than any other turnover, because more points per possession are scored following a steal than any other situation.

Thus, for many years, we tried to simulate how many potential extra points a team might experience through superior rebounding and protecting the ball.  We created our R+T Rating and used this formula with great success to predict which teams might advance to the later rounds of the tournament, the Final Four, and the Championship.

In many of the seasons, if the top R+T Rating belonged to a Power Conference team, we made them our favorite to win all the marbles, and we were rewarded multiple times.  We even picked a couple of upset dark horses along the way like Wichita State, Virginia Commonwealth, and Butler to make it to the Final Four.  We even isolated on Connecticut to make a run in the year where they broke all the criteria and won the Championship from way back in the pack.

In this time of advanced statistics, we have been trying to improve upon our R+T Rating with a new calculation, one that relies of rate stats over counting stats.  Rebound and turnover margin and steals per game have done well for us for two decades, but we realize there is a difference between rebounding margins.  If a team wins the rebounding battle 33-28, they have done much better than a team that wins the rebounding battle 43-37.  The R+T shows that the 43-37 result is better than the 33-28 result, but that is incorrect.  The 33-28 team retrieved better than 54% of the missed shots, while the 43-37 team only retrieved 53.8%.  Additionally, because offensive rebounding is so much more difficult than defensive rebounding, we really cannot tell which team did a better job.  What if the team that had 37 rebounds from among the four listed above happened to shoot a very low percentage in their game against the team that had 43 rebounds?  What if from the 80 rebounding opportunities in their game, 48 were at their offensive end of the floor and just 32 were at their defensive end of the floor?  What if this team had 14 offensive rebounds on the 48 rebounding opportunities at their offensive end and 23 rebounds from the 32.  By using the Rebounding Rate of the Four Factors, the team that lost the rebounding battle 43-37 actually performed a little better than the team that got the 43 rebounds by the count of 29.2% to 28.1%.

Thus, we are working on a new R+T Rate.  We have been trying to work out a linear regression line with six variables and a constant, and our friends, that is really hard to do, since it involves changing weights and constants over and over until the results are tighter and tighter to the line.  After a couple months, the line is getting there.  We have settled on the handicapping of each component of the stat and only have to deal with a constant that gives us the best back-tested accuracy.  We hope to debut the new R+T Rate just before the NCAA Tournament commences in Dayton.

February 10, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For February 10, 2020

Date

2/10/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Baylor

Gonzaga

Kansas

San Diego St.

2

Duke

Dayton

Louisville

Maryland

3

Seton Hall

Florida St.

West Virginia

Auburn

4

Villanova

Butler

Oregon

Penn St.

5

Kentucky

Michigan St.

Iowa

Creighton

6

LSU

Colorado

Marquette

Illinois

7

Arizona

Rutgers

Wisconsin

Michigan

8

Houston

Texas Tech

BYU

Ohio St.

9

USC

Purdue

Wichita St.

Arkansas

10

Saint Mary’s

Rhode Island

Oklahoma

Florida

11

Xavier

Indiana

Northern Iowa

Stanford

Virginia

12

E. Tennessee St.

Yale

S. F. Austin

Mississippi St.

VCU

13

Liberty

Vermont

New Mexico St.

North Texas

14

Bowling Green

Wright St.

Colgate

Hofstra

15

Winthrop

Little Rock

Murray St.

UC-Irvine

16

South Dakota St.

Montana

Prairie View

Rider

Robert Morris

N. Carolina A&T

The Bubble Contenders

69

Arizona St.

70

Cincinnati

71

Memphis

72

Utah St.

73

Minnesota

74

N. Carolina St.

75

Richmond

76

Syracuse

77

Notre Dame

78

Furman

 

 

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 10, 2020

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Monday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Alabama St.

-2.3

Bethune-Cookman

Howard

13.4

Boston University

Colgate

0.6

Coppin St.

Maryland-Eastern Shore

10.1

Duke

Florida St.

10.0

Florida A&M

North Carolina A&T

0.7

Gardner-Webb

High Point

12.1

Grambling

Alcorn St.

3.4

Hampton

UNC Asheville

0.1

Jackson St.

Southern

2.8

Longwood

Campbell

0.5

Mississippi Valley St.

Alabama A&M

-6.7

Morgan St.

North Carolina Central

-0.1

Northern Colorado

Portland St.

10.7

South Carolina St.

Delaware St.

10.7

Texas

Baylor

-6.2

Texas Tech

TCU

10.2

USC Upstate

Charleston Southern

0.1

Winthrop

Radford

6.9

 

The Captain’s Table–5 Most Important Games on Monday

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

7:00 PM

ESPN

Duke

Florida St.

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Winthrop

Radford

7:00 PM

CBSSN

Boston U

Colgate

9:00 PM

ESPN

Texas

Baylor

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Texas Tech

TCU

 

Monday’s PiRate Ratings

 

#

Team

PiRate

Conference

1

Kansas

121.1

Big 12

2

Duke

120.7

Atlantic Coast

3

Gonzaga

120.5

West Coast

4

Michigan St.

117.7

Big Ten

5

Baylor

117.6

Big 12

6

West Virginia

116.7

Big 12

7

Louisville

116.6

Atlantic Coast

8

Maryland

116.4

Big Ten

9

Dayton

116.4

Atlantic 10

10

San Diego St.

116.3

Mountain West

11

Arizona

115.4

Pac-12

12

Seton Hall

115.1

Big East

13

Ohio St.

115.0

Big Ten

14

Penn St.

114.6

Big Ten

15

Florida St.

114.2

Atlantic Coast

16

Purdue

114.1

Big Ten

17

BYU

114.0

West Coast

18

Iowa

113.8

Big Ten

19

Texas Tech

113.7

Big 12

20

Marquette

113.6

Big East

21

Colorado

113.4

Pac-12

22

Kentucky

113.4

Southeastern

23

Houston

113.4

American Athletic

24

Michigan

113.2

Big Ten

25

Oregon

112.9

Pac-12

26

Butler

112.9

Big East

27

Auburn

112.9

Southeastern

28

Villanova

112.9

Big East

29

Creighton

112.6

Big East

30

Illinois

112.5

Big Ten

31

LSU

112.3

Southeastern

32

Arkansas

112.1

Southeastern

33

Rutgers

112.0

Big Ten

34

Minnesota

111.9

Big Ten

35

Wisconsin

111.7

Big Ten

36

Mississippi St.

111.0

Southeastern

37

VCU

111.0

Atlantic 10

38

Cincinnati

111.0

American Athletic

39

Alabama

110.8

Southeastern

40

Florida

110.7

Southeastern

41

Indiana

110.7

Big Ten

42

Utah St.

110.6

Mountain West

43

Oklahoma

110.5

Big 12

44

Rhode Island

110.3

Atlantic 10

45

Saint Mary’s

110.2

West Coast

46

Stanford

110.1

Pac-12

47

Xavier

110.1

Big East

48

Wichita St.

110.0

American Athletic

49

Northern Iowa

109.7

Missouri Valley

50

Notre Dame

109.6

Atlantic Coast

51

Memphis

109.5

American Athletic

52

Georgetown

109.4

Big East

53

Virginia

109.4

Atlantic Coast

54

Washington

109.2

Pac-12

55

Syracuse

109.0

Atlantic Coast

56

East Tennessee St.

108.9

Southern

57

North Carolina St.

108.9

Atlantic Coast

58

Providence

108.9

Big East

59

Arizona St.

108.8

Pac-12

60

Yale

108.7

Ivy

61

USC

108.6

Pac-12

62

Iowa St.

108.4

Big 12

63

Tennessee

108.3

Southeastern

64

Connecticut

108.0

American Athletic

65

Texas

107.9

Big 12

66

North Carolina

107.9

Atlantic Coast

67

Richmond

107.8

Atlantic 10

68

Oklahoma St.

107.7

Big 12

69

UNC Greensboro

107.7

Southern

70

Georgia Tech

107.5

Atlantic Coast

71

Furman

107.2

Southern

72

South Carolina

107.2

Southeastern

73

St. John’s

107.2

Big East

74

Vermont

107.2

America East

75

DePaul

107.1

Big East

76

Liberty

107.0

Atlantic Sun

77

Pittsburgh

107.0

Atlantic Coast

78

SMU

107.0

American Athletic

79

TCU

107.0

Big 12

80

Louisiana Tech

106.9

Conference USA

81

Oregon St.

106.9

Pac-12

82

Akron

106.7

Mid-American

83

Nevada

106.7

Mountain West

84

Kansas St.

106.5

Big 12

85

Boise St.

106.4

Mountain West

86

Georgia

106.3

Southeastern

87

Davidson

106.3

Atlantic 10

88

Clemson

106.1

Atlantic Coast

89

North Texas

106.0

Conference USA

90

Virginia Tech

106.0

Atlantic Coast

91

Belmont

105.8

Ohio Valley

92

Tulsa

105.8

American Athletic

93

Mississippi

105.7

Southeastern

94

Duquesne

105.6

Atlantic 10

95

Colorado St.

105.6

Mountain West

96

San Francisco

105.6

West Coast

97

Temple

105.2

American Athletic

98

Wake Forest

105.2

Atlantic Coast

99

UCLA

105.1

Pac-12

100

Missouri

105.1

Southeastern

101

Saint Louis

104.9

Atlantic 10

102

New Mexico St.

104.9

Western Athletic

103

Utah

104.9

Pac-12

104

Northern Colorado

104.9

Big Sky

105

Loyola (Chi.)

104.8

Missouri Valley

106

Harvard

104.8

Ivy

107

Western Kentucky

104.2

Conference USA

108

Texas St.

104.0

Sun Belt

109

Ball St.

104.0

Mid-American

110

St. Bonaventure

103.9

Atlantic 10

111

Northwestern

103.9

Big Ten

112

Indiana St.

103.9

Missouri Valley

113

Georgia St.

103.9

Sun Belt

114

South Florida

103.8

American Athletic

115

Bradley

103.8

Missouri Valley

116

Kent St.

103.8

Mid-American

117

UC Irvine

103.7

Big West

118

Miami (Fla.)

103.7

Atlantic Coast

119

Wright St.

103.7

Horizon

120

Central Florida

103.7

American Athletic

121

Winthrop

103.5

Big South

122

Washington St.

103.3

Pac-12

123

Stephen F. Austin

103.2

Southland

124

Hofstra

103.0

Colonial Athletic

125

South Dakota St.

103.0

Summit

126

Colgate

102.8

Patriot

127

Murray St.

102.6

Ohio Valley

128

UT Arlington

102.6

Sun Belt

129

Nebraska

102.6

Big Ten

130

North Dakota St.

102.6

Summit

131

New Mexico

102.6

Mountain West

132

UNLV

102.4

Mountain West

133

Northern Kentucky

102.4

Horizon

134

Little Rock

102.3

Sun Belt

135

Toledo

102.1

Mid-American

136

Charleston

101.9

Colonial Athletic

137

Santa Clara

101.9

West Coast

138

Northeastern

101.9

Colonial Athletic

139

Penn

101.8

Ivy

140

Boston College

101.8

Atlantic Coast

141

Southern Utah

101.8

Big Sky

142

Eastern Washington

101.8

Big Sky

143

Wofford

101.7

Southern

144

Pacific

101.7

West Coast

145

Texas A&M

101.6

Southeastern

146

Pepperdine

101.3

West Coast

147

Fresno St.

101.3

Mountain West

148

Drake

101.3

Missouri Valley

149

Buffalo

101.2

Mid-American

150

Stony Brook

101.2

America East

151

Georgia Southern

101.2

Sun Belt

152

Oral Roberts

101.1

Summit

153

Marshall

100.9

Conference USA

154

Austin Peay

100.8

Ohio Valley

155

Bowling Green

100.7

Mid-American

156

Charlotte

100.6

Conference USA

157

Vanderbilt

100.6

Southeastern

158

Southern Illinois

100.5

Missouri Valley

159

Missouri St.

100.5

Missouri Valley

160

Boston U

100.4

Patriot

161

Old Dominion

100.4

Conference USA

162

Western Carolina

100.4

Southern

163

Florida Int’l.

100.3

Conference USA

164

Appalachian St.

100.3

Sun Belt

165

UC Santa Barbara

100.3

Big West

166

Northern Illinois

100.2

Mid-American

167

California

100.2

Pac-12

168

Chattanooga

100.2

Southern

169

South Dakota

100.2

Summit

170

Valparaiso

100.2

Missouri Valley

171

Towson

100.1

Colonial Athletic

172

George Mason

100.1

Atlantic 10

173

Montana

100.1

Big Sky

174

La Salle

100.1

Atlantic 10

175

North Florida

100.0

Atlantic Sun

176

South Alabama

99.9

Sun Belt

177

Central Michigan

99.9

Mid-American

178

Radford

99.6

Big South

179

Sam Houston St.

99.3

Southland

180

Siena

99.1

Metro Atlantic

181

Princeton

99.0

Ivy

182

California Baptist

99.0

Western Athletic

183

UTEP

98.8

Conference USA

184

Ohio

98.6

Mid-American

185

Nicholls St.

98.6

Southland

186

Delaware

98.6

Colonial Athletic

187

UAB

98.5

Conference USA

188

Hawaii

98.5

Big West

189

Coastal Carolina

98.5

Sun Belt

190

Rider

98.4

Metro Atlantic

191

Tulane

98.4

American Athletic

192

William & Mary

98.3

Colonial Athletic

193

Abilene Christian

98.3

Southland

194

St. Francis (PA)

98.2

Northeast

195

UTSA

98.1

Conference USA

196

Air Force

98.0

Mountain West

197

Lafayette

98.0

Patriot

198

Massachusetts

98.0

Atlantic 10

199

Florida Atlantic

97.9

Conference USA

200

Prairie View A&M

97.6

Southwestern Athl.

201

Eastern Michigan

97.5

Mid-American

202

Sacred Heart

97.4

Northeast

203

Arkansas St.

97.3

Sun Belt

204

Loyola Marymount

97.3

West Coast

205

Northern Arizona

97.3

Big Sky

206

Portland St.

97.2

Big Sky

207

Rice

97.2

Conference USA

208

Brown

97.0

Ivy

209

East Carolina

97.0

American Athletic

210

Seattle

97.0

Western Athletic

211

Dartmouth

96.9

Ivy

212

Sacramento St.

96.8

Big Sky

213

Montana St.

96.8

Big Sky

214

UC Riverside

96.8

Big West

215

Omaha

96.7

Summit

216

Monmouth

96.7

Metro Atlantic

217

American

96.7

Patriot

218

Illinois St.

96.6

Missouri Valley

219

San Diego

96.6

West Coast

220

Saint Peter’s

96.6

Metro Atlantic

221

Robert Morris

96.4

Northeast

222

George Washington

96.4

Atlantic 10

223

Mercer

96.4

Southern

224

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.1

Western Athletic

225

UC Davis

96.1

Big West

226

Eastern Illinois

96.0

Ohio Valley

227

Drexel

96.0

Colonial Athletic

228

Oakland

95.9

Horizon

229

Green Bay

95.9

Horizon

230

Western Michigan

95.9

Mid-American

231

Merrimack

95.9

Northeast

232

Manhattan

95.8

Metro Atlantic

233

North Dakota

95.8

Summit

234

Navy

95.8

Patriot

235

Grand Canyon

95.7

Western Athletic

236

Missouri-KC

95.7

Western Athletic

237

Albany

95.6

America East

238

Tennessee St.

95.6

Ohio Valley

239

Louisiana

95.6

Sun Belt

240

Gardner-Webb

95.4

Big South

241

Jacksonville

95.4

Atlantic Sun

242

Illinois Chicago

95.4

Horizon

243

Youngstown St.

95.4

Horizon

244

Bryant

95.4

Northeast

245

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.1

Western Athletic

246

McNeese St.

95.1

Southland

247

Canisius

95.0

Metro Atlantic

248

Milwaukee

95.0

Horizon

249

Jacksonville St.

95.0

Ohio Valley

250

Cal St. Northridge

94.9

Big West

251

Miami (O)

94.9

Mid-American

252

Long Island

94.9

Northeast

253

Weber St.

94.8

Big Sky

254

Fordham

94.8

Atlantic 10

255

Norfolk St.

94.7

Mideastern Athletic

256

Iona

94.6

Metro Atlantic

257

Southern Miss.

94.6

Conference USA

258

New Hampshire

94.5

America East

259

Bucknell

94.5

Patriot

260

Hartford

94.1

America East

261

Mount St. Mary’s

94.1

Northeast

262

VMI

94.1

Southern

263

Quinnipiac

94.1

Metro Atlantic

264

Cal St. Fullerton

94.0

Big West

265

Saint Joseph’s

94.0

Atlantic 10

266

Lipscomb

93.9

Atlantic Sun

267

Utah Valley

93.8

Western Athletic

268

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.7

Summit

269

Texas Southern

93.7

Southwestern Athl.

270

Troy

93.7

Sun Belt

271

Cornell

93.7

Ivy

272

Columbia

93.6

Ivy

273

Loyola (MD)

93.5

Patriot

274

Lamar

93.4

Southland

275

Middle Tennessee

93.3

Conference USA

276

Evansville

93.2

Missouri Valley

277

Army

93.2

Patriot

278

Campbell

93.2

Big South

279

Portland

93.2

West Coast

280

North Carolina Central

93.2

Mideastern Athletic

281

James Madison

93.1

Colonial Athletic

282

Louisiana Monroe

93.1

Sun Belt

283

Fairfield

93.1

Metro Atlantic

284

North Alabama

93.0

Atlantic Sun

285

UM Baltimore Co.

93.0

America East

286

Detroit

92.8

Horizon

287

Wyoming

92.7

Mountain West

288

UMass Lowell

92.6

America East

289

NJIT

92.4

Atlantic Sun

290

Texas A&M CC

92.4

Southland

291

UNC Asheville

92.4

Big South

292

Central Arkansas

92.4

Southland

293

North Carolina A&T

92.3

Mideastern Athletic

294

Elon

92.3

Colonial Athletic

295

Bethune Cookman

92.3

Mideastern Athletic

296

Idaho St.

92.3

Big Sky

297

Charleston Southern

92.3

Big South

298

Morehead St.

92.1

Ohio Valley

299

Stetson

92.1

Atlantic Sun

300

San Jose St.

91.8

Mountain West

301

Samford

91.8

Southern

302

Eastern Kentucky

91.5

Ohio Valley

303

St. Francis (NY)

91.4

Northeast

304

Fairleigh Dickinson

91.3

Northeast

305

Niagara

91.2

Metro Atlantic

306

Lehigh

91.1

Patriot

307

Southern

91.1

Southwestern Athl.

308

Cal Poly

91.0

Big West

309

Idaho

91.0

Big Sky

310

UNC Wilmington

91.0

Colonial Athletic

311

Cleveland St.

90.9

Horizon

312

Jackson St.

90.9

Southwestern Athl.

313

Grambling

90.7

Southwestern Athl.

314

Long Beach St.

90.7

Big West

315

New Orleans

90.7

Southland

316

Longwood

90.7

Big South

317

Florida Gulf Coast

90.6

Atlantic Sun

318

Marist

90.5

Metro Atlantic

319

Denver

90.5

Summit

320

Northwestern St.

90.5

Southland

321

Alcorn St.

90.3

Southwestern Athl.

322

Morgan St.

90.1

Mideastern Athletic

323

Florida A&M

90.0

Mideastern Athletic

324

Citadel

90.0

Southern

325

UT-Martin

89.9

Ohio Valley

326

Hampton

89.5

Big South

327

USC Upstate

89.3

Big South

328

Western Illinois

89.0

Summit

329

Maine

88.8

America East

330

IUPUI

88.8

Horizon

331

Alabama St.

88.6

Southwestern Athl.

332

Coppin St.

88.4

Mideastern Athletic

333

Wagner

88.3

Northeast

334

Presbyterian

88.1

Big South

335

South Carolina St.

88.0

Mideastern Athletic

336

SE Missouri

87.9

Ohio Valley

337

Tennessee Tech

87.6

Ohio Valley

338

Binghamton

87.6

America East

339

SIU Edwardsville

87.3

Ohio Valley

340

Holy Cross

86.7

Patriot

341

SE Louisiana

86.5

Southland

342

High Point

86.3

Big South

343

Alabama A&M

86.3

Southwestern Athl.

344

Houston Baptist

84.7

Southland

345

Incarnate Word

84.0

Southland

346

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.3

Southwestern Athl.

347

Central Connecticut

82.2

Northeast

348

Howard

81.9

Mideastern Athletic

349

MD Eastern Shore

81.3

Mideastern Athletic

350

Kennesaw St.

81.2

Atlantic Sun

351

Delaware St.

80.3

Mideastern Athletic

352

Chicago St.

76.9

Western Athletic

353

Mississippi Valley St.

76.6

Southwestern Athl.

 

Alphabetical

 

#

Team

PiRate

Conf.

1

Abilene Christian

98.3

Southland

2

Air Force

98.0

Mountain West

3

Akron

106.7

Mid-American

4

Alabama

110.8

Southeastern

5

Alabama A&M

86.3

Southwestern Athl.

6

Alabama St.

88.6

Southwestern Athl.

7

Albany

95.6

America East

8

Alcorn St.

90.3

Southwestern Athl.

9

American

96.7

Patriot

10

Appalachian St.

100.3

Sun Belt

11

Arizona

115.4

Pac-12

12

Arizona St.

108.8

Pac-12

13

Arkansas

112.1

Southeastern

14

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.3

Southwestern Athl.

15

Arkansas St.

97.3

Sun Belt

16

Army

93.2

Patriot

17

Auburn

112.9

Southeastern

18

Austin Peay

100.8

Ohio Valley

19

Ball St.

104.0

Mid-American

20

Baylor

117.6

Big 12

21

Belmont

105.8

Ohio Valley

22

Bethune Cookman

92.3

Mideastern Athletic

23

Binghamton

87.6

America East

24

Boise St.

106.4

Mountain West

25

Boston College

101.8

Atlantic Coast

26

Boston U

100.4

Patriot

27

Bowling Green

100.7

Mid-American

28

Bradley

103.8

Missouri Valley

29

Brown

97.0

Ivy

30

Bryant

95.4

Northeast

31

Bucknell

94.5

Patriot

32

Buffalo

101.2

Mid-American

33

Butler

112.9

Big East

34

BYU

114.0

West Coast

35

Cal Poly

91.0

Big West

36

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.1

Western Athletic

37

Cal St. Fullerton

94.0

Big West

38

Cal St. Northridge

94.9

Big West

39

California

100.2

Pac-12

40

California Baptist

99.0

Western Athletic

41

Campbell

93.2

Big South

42

Canisius

95.0

Metro Atlantic

43

Central Arkansas

92.4

Southland

44

Central Connecticut

82.2

Northeast

45

Central Florida

103.7

American Athletic

46

Central Michigan

99.9

Mid-American

47

Charleston

101.9

Colonial Athletic

48

Charleston Southern

92.3

Big South

49

Charlotte

100.6

Conference USA

50

Chattanooga

100.2

Southern

51

Chicago St.

76.9

Western Athletic

52

Cincinnati

111.0

American Athletic

53

Citadel

90.0

Southern

54

Clemson

106.1

Atlantic Coast

55

Cleveland St.

90.9

Horizon

56

Coastal Carolina

98.5

Sun Belt

57

Colgate

102.8

Patriot

58

Colorado

113.4

Pac-12

59

Colorado St.

105.6

Mountain West

60

Columbia

93.6

Ivy

61

Connecticut

108.0

American Athletic

62

Coppin St.

88.4

Mideastern Athletic

63

Cornell

93.7

Ivy

64

Creighton

112.6

Big East

65

Dartmouth

96.9

Ivy

66

Davidson

106.3

Atlantic 10

67

Dayton

116.4

Atlantic 10

68

Delaware

98.6

Colonial Athletic

69

Delaware St.

80.3

Mideastern Athletic

70

Denver

90.5

Summit

71

DePaul

107.1

Big East

72

Detroit

92.8

Horizon

73

Drake

101.3

Missouri Valley

74

Drexel

96.0

Colonial Athletic

75

Duke

120.7

Atlantic Coast

76

Duquesne

105.6

Atlantic 10

77

East Carolina

97.0

American Athletic

78

East Tennessee St.

108.9

Southern

79

Eastern Illinois

96.0

Ohio Valley

80

Eastern Kentucky

91.5

Ohio Valley

81

Eastern Michigan

97.5

Mid-American

82

Eastern Washington

101.8

Big Sky

83

Elon

92.3

Colonial Athletic

84

Evansville

93.2

Missouri Valley

85

Fairfield

93.1

Metro Atlantic

86

Fairleigh Dickinson

91.3

Northeast

87

Florida

110.7

Southeastern

88

Florida A&M

90.0

Mideastern Athletic

89

Florida Atlantic

97.9

Conference USA

90

Florida Gulf Coast

90.6

Atlantic Sun

91

Florida Int’l.

100.3

Conference USA

92

Florida St.

114.2

Atlantic Coast

93

Fordham

94.8

Atlantic 10

94

Fresno St.

101.3

Mountain West

95

Furman

107.2

Southern

96

Gardner-Webb

95.4

Big South

97

George Mason

100.1

Atlantic 10

98

George Washington

96.4

Atlantic 10

99

Georgetown

109.4

Big East

100

Georgia

106.3

Southeastern

101

Georgia Southern

101.2

Sun Belt

102

Georgia St.

103.9

Sun Belt

103

Georgia Tech

107.5

Atlantic Coast

104

Gonzaga

120.5

West Coast

105

Grambling

90.7

Southwestern Athl.

106

Grand Canyon

95.7

Western Athletic

107

Green Bay

95.9

Horizon

108

Hampton

89.5

Big South

109

Hartford

94.1

America East

110

Harvard

104.8

Ivy

111

Hawaii

98.5

Big West

112

High Point

86.3

Big South

113

Hofstra

103.0

Colonial Athletic

114

Holy Cross

86.7

Patriot

115

Houston

113.4

American Athletic

116

Houston Baptist

84.7

Southland

117

Howard

81.9

Mideastern Athletic

118

Idaho

91.0

Big Sky

119

Idaho St.

92.3

Big Sky

120

Illinois

112.5

Big Ten

121

Illinois Chicago

95.4

Horizon

122

Illinois St.

96.6

Missouri Valley

123

Incarnate Word

84.0

Southland

124

Indiana

110.7

Big Ten

125

Indiana St.

103.9

Missouri Valley

126

Iona

94.6

Metro Atlantic

127

Iowa

113.8

Big Ten

128

Iowa St.

108.4

Big 12

129

IUPUI

88.8

Horizon

130

Jackson St.

90.9

Southwestern Athl.

131

Jacksonville

95.4

Atlantic Sun

132

Jacksonville St.

95.0

Ohio Valley

133

James Madison

93.1

Colonial Athletic

134

Kansas

121.1

Big 12

135

Kansas St.

106.5

Big 12

136

Kennesaw St.

81.2

Atlantic Sun

137

Kent St.

103.8

Mid-American

138

Kentucky

113.4

Southeastern

139

La Salle

100.1

Atlantic 10

140

Lafayette

98.0

Patriot

141

Lamar

93.4

Southland

142

Lehigh

91.1

Patriot

143

Liberty

107.0

Atlantic Sun

144

Lipscomb

93.9

Atlantic Sun

145

Little Rock

102.3

Sun Belt

146

Long Beach St.

90.7

Big West

147

Long Island

94.9

Northeast

148

Longwood

90.7

Big South

149

Louisiana

95.6

Sun Belt

150

Louisiana Monroe

93.1

Sun Belt

151

Louisiana Tech

106.9

Conference USA

152

Louisville

116.6

Atlantic Coast

153

Loyola (Chi.)

104.8

Missouri Valley

154

Loyola Marymount

97.3

West Coast

155

Loyola (MD)

93.5

Patriot

156

LSU

112.3

Southeastern

157

Maine

88.8

America East

158

Manhattan

95.8

Metro Atlantic

159

Marist

90.5

Metro Atlantic

160

Marquette

113.6

Big East

161

Marshall

100.9

Conference USA

162

Maryland

116.4

Big Ten

163

Massachusetts

98.0

Atlantic 10

164

McNeese St.

95.1

Southland

165

MD Eastern Shore

81.3

Mideastern Athletic

166

Memphis

109.5

American Athletic

167

Mercer

96.4

Southern

168

Merrimack

95.9

Northeast

169

Miami (Fla.)

103.7

Atlantic Coast

170

Miami (O)

94.9

Mid-American

171

Michigan

113.2

Big Ten

172

Michigan St.

117.7

Big Ten

173

Middle Tennessee

93.3

Conference USA

174

Milwaukee

95.0

Horizon

175

Minnesota

111.9

Big Ten

176

Mississippi

105.7

Southeastern

177

Mississippi St.

111.0

Southeastern

178

Mississippi Valley St.

76.6

Southwestern Athl.

179

Missouri

105.1

Southeastern

180

Missouri-KC

95.7

Western Athletic

181

Missouri St.

100.5

Missouri Valley

182

Monmouth

96.7

Metro Atlantic

183

Montana

100.1

Big Sky

184

Montana St.

96.8

Big Sky

185

Morehead St.

92.1

Ohio Valley

186

Morgan St.

90.1

Mideastern Athletic

187

Mount St. Mary’s

94.1

Northeast

188

Murray St.

102.6

Ohio Valley

189

Navy

95.8

Patriot

190

Nebraska

102.6

Big Ten

191

Nevada

106.7

Mountain West

192

New Hampshire

94.5

America East

193

New Mexico

102.6

Mountain West

194

New Mexico St.

104.9

Western Athletic

195

New Orleans

90.7

Southland

196

Niagara

91.2

Metro Atlantic

197

Nicholls St.

98.6

Southland

198

NJIT

92.4

Atlantic Sun

199

Norfolk St.

94.7

Mideastern Athletic

200

North Alabama

93.0

Atlantic Sun

201

North Carolina

107.9

Atlantic Coast

202

North Carolina A&T

92.3

Mideastern Athletic

203

North Carolina Central

93.2

Mideastern Athletic

204

North Carolina St.

108.9

Atlantic Coast

205

North Dakota

95.8

Summit

206

North Dakota St.

102.6

Summit

207

North Florida

100.0

Atlantic Sun

208

North Texas

106.0

Conference USA

209

Northeastern

101.9

Colonial Athletic

210

Northern Arizona

97.3

Big Sky

211

Northern Colorado

104.9

Big Sky

212

Northern Illinois

100.2

Mid-American

213

Northern Iowa

109.7

Missouri Valley

214

Northern Kentucky

102.4

Horizon

215

Northwestern

103.9

Big Ten

216

Northwestern St.

90.5

Southland

217

Notre Dame

109.6

Atlantic Coast

218

Oakland

95.9

Horizon

219

Ohio

98.6

Mid-American

220

Ohio St.

115.0

Big Ten

221

Oklahoma

110.5

Big 12

222

Oklahoma St.

107.7

Big 12

223

Old Dominion

100.4

Conference USA

224

Omaha

96.7

Summit

225

Oral Roberts

101.1

Summit

226

Oregon

112.9

Pac-12

227

Oregon St.

106.9

Pac-12

228

Pacific

101.7

West Coast

229

Penn

101.8

Ivy

230

Penn St.

114.6

Big Ten

231

Pepperdine

101.3

West Coast

232

Pittsburgh

107.0

Atlantic Coast

233

Portland

93.2

West Coast

234

Portland St.

97.2

Big Sky

235

Prairie View A&M

97.6

Southwestern Athl.

236

Presbyterian

88.1

Big South

237

Princeton

99.0

Ivy

238

Providence

108.9

Big East

239

Purdue

114.1

Big Ten

240

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.7

Summit

241

Quinnipiac

94.1

Metro Atlantic

242

Radford

99.6

Big South

243

Rhode Island

110.3

Atlantic 10

244

Rice

97.2

Conference USA

245

Richmond

107.8

Atlantic 10

246

Rider

98.4

Metro Atlantic

247

Robert Morris

96.4

Northeast

248

Rutgers

112.0

Big Ten

249

Sacramento St.

96.8

Big Sky

250

Sacred Heart

97.4

Northeast

251

Saint Joseph’s

94.0

Atlantic 10

252

Saint Louis

104.9

Atlantic 10

253

Saint Mary’s

110.2

West Coast

254

Saint Peter’s

96.6

Metro Atlantic

255

Sam Houston St.

99.3

Southland

256

Samford

91.8

Southern

257

San Diego

96.6

West Coast

258

San Diego St.

116.3

Mountain West

259

San Francisco

105.6

West Coast

260

San Jose St.

91.8

Mountain West

261

Santa Clara

101.9

West Coast

262

SE Louisiana

86.5

Southland

263

SE Missouri

87.9

Ohio Valley

264

Seattle

97.0

Western Athletic

265

Seton Hall

115.1

Big East

266

Siena

99.1

Metro Atlantic

267

SIU Edwardsville

87.3

Ohio Valley

268

SMU

107.0

American Athletic

269

South Alabama

99.9

Sun Belt

270

South Carolina

107.2

Southeastern

271

South Carolina St.

88.0

Mideastern Athletic

272

South Dakota

100.2

Summit

273

South Dakota St.

103.0

Summit

274

South Florida

103.8

American Athletic

275

Southern

91.1

Southwestern Athl.

276

Southern Illinois

100.5

Missouri Valley

277

Southern Miss.

94.6

Conference USA

278

Southern Utah

101.8

Big Sky

279

St. Bonaventure

103.9

Atlantic 10

280

St. Francis (NY)

91.4

Northeast

281

St. Francis (PA)

98.2

Northeast

282

St. John’s

107.2

Big East

283

Stanford

110.1

Pac-12

284

Stephen F. Austin

103.2

Southland

285

Stetson

92.1

Atlantic Sun

286

Stony Brook

101.2

America East

287

Syracuse

109.0

Atlantic Coast

288

TCU

107.0

Big 12

289

Temple

105.2

American Athletic

290

Tennessee

108.3

Southeastern

291

Tennessee St.

95.6

Ohio Valley

292

Tennessee Tech

87.6

Ohio Valley

293

Texas

107.9

Big 12

294

Texas A&M

101.6

Southeastern

295

Texas A&M CC

92.4

Southland

296

Texas Southern

93.7

Southwestern Athl.

297

Texas St.

104.0

Sun Belt

298

Texas Tech

113.7

Big 12

299

Toledo

102.1

Mid-American

300

Towson

100.1

Colonial Athletic

301

Troy

93.7

Sun Belt

302

Tulane

98.4

American Athletic

303

Tulsa

105.8

American Athletic

304

UAB

98.5

Conference USA

305

UC Davis

96.1

Big West

306

UC Irvine

103.7

Big West

307

UC Riverside

96.8

Big West

308

UC Santa Barbara

100.3

Big West

309

UCLA

105.1

Pac-12

310

UM Baltimore Co.

93.0

America East

311

UMass Lowell

92.6

America East

312

UNC Asheville

92.4

Big South

313

UNC Greensboro

107.7

Southern

314

UNC Wilmington

91.0

Colonial Athletic

315

UNLV

102.4

Mountain West

316

USC

108.6

Pac-12

317

USC Upstate

89.3

Big South

318

UT Arlington

102.6

Sun Belt

319

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.1

Western Athletic

320

UT-Martin

89.9

Ohio Valley

321

Utah

104.9

Pac-12

322

Utah St.

110.6

Mountain West

323

Utah Valley

93.8

Western Athletic

324

UTEP

98.8

Conference USA

325

UTSA

98.1

Conference USA

326

Valparaiso

100.2

Missouri Valley

327

Vanderbilt

100.6

Southeastern

328

VCU

111.0

Atlantic 10

329

Vermont

107.2

America East

330

Villanova

112.9

Big East

331

Virginia

109.4

Atlantic Coast

332

Virginia Tech

106.0

Atlantic Coast

333

VMI

94.1

Southern

334

Wagner

88.3

Northeast

335

Wake Forest

105.2

Atlantic Coast

336

Washington

109.2

Pac-12

337

Washington St.

103.3

Pac-12

338

Weber St.

94.8

Big Sky

339

West Virginia

116.7

Big 12

340

Western Carolina

100.4

Southern

341

Western Illinois

89.0

Summit

342

Western Kentucky

104.2

Conference USA

343

Western Michigan

95.9

Mid-American

344

Wichita St.

110.0

American Athletic

345

William & Mary

98.3

Colonial Athletic

346

Winthrop

103.5

Big South

347

Wisconsin

111.7

Big Ten

348

Wofford

101.7

Southern

349

Wright St.

103.7

Horizon

350

Wyoming

92.7

Mountain West

351

Xavier

110.1

Big East

352

Yale

108.7

Ivy

353

Youngstown St.

95.4

Horizon

 

PiRate Ratings By Conference

 

#

America East

PiRate

1

Vermont

107.2

2

Stony Brook

101.2

3

Albany

95.6

4

New Hampshire

94.5

5

Hartford

94.1

6

UM Baltimore Co.

93.0

7

UMass Lowell

92.6

8

Maine

88.8

9

Binghamton

87.6

Avg

America East

95.0

 

 

#

American Athletic

PiRate

1

Houston

113.4

2

Cincinnati

111.0

3

Wichita St.

110.0

4

Memphis

109.5

5

Connecticut

108.0

6

SMU

107.0

7

Tulsa

105.8

8

Temple

105.2

9

South Florida

103.8

10

Central Florida

103.7

11

Tulane

98.4

12

East Carolina

97.0

Avg

American Athletic

106.1

 

 

#

Atlantic 10

PiRate

1

Dayton

116.4

2

VCU

111.0

3

Rhode Island

110.3

4

Richmond

107.8

5

Davidson

106.3

6

Duquesne

105.6

7

Saint Louis

104.9

8

St. Bonaventure

103.9

9

George Mason

100.1

10

La Salle

100.1

11

Massachusetts

98.0

12

George Washington

96.4

13

Fordham

94.8

14

Saint Joseph’s

94.0

Avg.

Atlantic 10

103.5

 

 

#

Atlantic Coast

PiRate

1

Duke

120.7

2

Louisville

116.6

3

Florida St.

114.2

4

Notre Dame

109.6

5

Virginia

109.4

6

Syracuse

109.0

7

North Carolina St.

108.9

8

North Carolina

107.9

9

Georgia Tech

107.5

10

Pittsburgh

107.0

11

Clemson

106.1

12

Virginia Tech

106.0

13

Wake Forest

105.2

14

Miami (Fla.)

103.7

15

Boston College

101.8

Avg

Atlantic Coast

108.9

 

 

#

Atlantic Sun

PiRate

1

Liberty

107.0

2

North Florida

100.0

3

Jacksonville

95.4

4

Lipscomb

93.9

5

North Alabama

93.0

6

NJIT

92.4

7

Stetson

92.1

8

Florida Gulf Coast

90.6

9

Kennesaw St.

81.2

Avg

Atlantic Sun

94.0

 

 

#

Big 12

PiRate

1

Kansas

121.1

2

Baylor

117.6

3

West Virginia

116.7

4

Texas Tech

113.7

5

Oklahoma

110.5

6

Iowa St.

108.4

7

Texas

107.9

8

Oklahoma St.

107.7

9

TCU

107.0

10

Kansas St.

106.5

Avg

Big 12

111.7

 

 

#

Big East

PiRate

1

Seton Hall

115.1

2

Marquette

113.6

3

Butler

112.9

4

Villanova

112.9

5

Creighton

112.6

6

Xavier

110.1

7

Georgetown

109.4

8

Providence

108.9

9

St. John’s

107.2

10

DePaul

107.1

Avg

Big East

111.0

 

 

#

Big Sky

PiRate

1

Northern Colorado

104.9

2

Southern Utah

101.8

3

Eastern Washington

101.8

4

Montana

100.1

5

Northern Arizona

97.3

6

Portland St.

97.2

7

Sacramento St.

96.8

8

Montana St.

96.8

9

Weber St.

94.8

10

Idaho St.

92.3

11

Idaho

91.0

#

Big Sky

97.7

 

 

#

Big South

PiRate

1

Winthrop

103.5

2

Radford

99.6

3

Gardner-Webb

95.4

4

Campbell

93.2

5

UNC Asheville

92.4

6

Charleston Southern

92.3

7

Longwood

90.7

8

Hampton

89.5

9

USC Upstate

89.3

10

Presbyterian

88.1

11

High Point

86.3

Avg

Big South

92.7

 

 

#

Big Ten

PiRate

1

Michigan St.

117.7

2

Maryland

116.4

3

Ohio St.

115.0

4

Penn St.

114.6

5

Purdue

114.1

6

Iowa

113.8

7

Michigan

113.2

8

Illinois

112.5

9

Rutgers

112.0

10

Minnesota

111.9

11

Wisconsin

111.7

12

Indiana

110.7

13

Northwestern

103.9

14

Nebraska

102.6

Avg

Big Ten

112.2

 

 

#

Big West

PiRate

1

UC Irvine

103.7

2

UC Santa Barbara

100.3

3

Hawaii

98.5

4

UC Riverside

96.8

5

UC Davis

96.1

6

Cal St. Northridge

94.9

7

Cal St. Fullerton

94.0

8

Cal Poly

91.0

9

Long Beach St.

90.7

Avg

Big West

96.2

 

 

#

Colonial Athletic

PiRate

1

Hofstra

103.0

2

Charleston

101.9

3

Northeastern

101.9

4

Towson

100.1

5

Delaware

98.6

6

William & Mary

98.3

7

Drexel

96.0

8

James Madison

93.1

9

Elon

92.3

10

UNC Wilmington

91.0

Avg

Colonial Athletic

97.6

 

 

#

Conference USA

PiRate

1

Louisiana Tech

106.9

2

North Texas

106.0

3

Western Kentucky

104.2

4

Marshall

100.9

5

Charlotte

100.6

6

Old Dominion

100.4

7

Florida Int’l.

100.3

8

UTEP

98.8

9

UAB

98.5

10

UTSA

98.1

11

Florida Atlantic

97.9

12

Rice

97.2

13

Southern Miss.

94.6

14

Middle Tennessee

93.3

Avg

Conference USA

99.9

 

 

#

Horizon

PiRate

1

Wright St.

103.7

2

Northern Kentucky

102.4

3

Oakland

95.9

4

Green Bay

95.9

5

Illinois Chicago

95.4

6

Youngstown St.

95.4

7

Milwaukee

95.0

8

Detroit

92.8

9

Cleveland St.

90.9

10

IUPUI

88.8

Avg

Horizon

95.6

 

 

#

Ivy

PiRate

1

Yale

108.7

2

Harvard

104.8

3

Penn

101.8

4

Princeton

99.0

5

Brown

97.0

6

Dartmouth

96.9

7

Cornell

93.7

8

Columbia

93.6

Avg

Ivy

99.4

 

 

#

Metro Atlantic

PiRate

1

Siena

99.1

2

Rider

98.4

3

Monmouth

96.7

4

Saint Peter’s

96.6

5

Manhattan

95.8

6

Canisius

95.0

7

Iona

94.6

8

Quinnipiac

94.1

9

Fairfield

93.1

10

Niagara

91.2

11

Marist

90.5

Avg

Metro Atlantic

95.0

 

 

#

Mid-American

PiRate

1

Akron

106.7

2

Ball St.

104.0

3

Kent St.

103.8

4

Toledo

102.1

5

Buffalo

101.2

6

Bowling Green

100.7

7

Northern Illinois

100.2

8

Central Michigan

99.9

9

Ohio

98.6

10

Eastern Michigan

97.5

11

Western Michigan

95.9

12

Miami (O)

94.9

Avg

Mid-American

100.5

 

 

#

Mideastern Athletic

PiRate

1

Norfolk St.

94.7

2

North Carolina Central

93.2

3

North Carolina A&T

92.3

4

Bethune Cookman

92.3

5

Morgan St.

90.1

6

Florida A&M

90.0

7

Coppin St.

88.4

8

South Carolina St.

88.0

9

Howard

81.9

10

MD Eastern Shore

81.3

11

Delaware St.

80.3

Avg

Mideastern Athletic

88.4

 

 

#

Missouri Valley

PiRate

1

Northern Iowa

109.7

2

Loyola (Chi.)

104.8

3

Indiana St.

103.9

4

Bradley

103.8

5

Drake

101.3

6

Southern Illinois

100.5

7

Missouri St.

100.5

8

Valparaiso

100.2

9

Illinois St.

96.6

10

Evansville

93.2

Avg

Missouri Valley

101.5

 

 

#

Mountain West

PiRate

1

San Diego St.

116.3

2

Utah St.

110.6

3

Nevada

106.7

4

Boise St.

106.4

5

Colorado St.

105.6

6

New Mexico

102.6

7

UNLV

102.4

8

Fresno St.

101.3

9

Air Force

98.0

10

Wyoming

92.7

11

San Jose St.

91.8

Avg

Mountain West

103.1

 

 

#

Northeast

PiRate

1

St. Francis (PA)

98.2

2

Sacred Heart

97.4

3

Robert Morris

96.4

4

Merrimack

95.9

5

Bryant

95.4

6

Long Island

94.9

7

Mount St. Mary’s

94.1

8

St. Francis (NY)

91.4

9

Fairleigh Dickinson

91.3

10

Wagner

88.3

11

Central Connecticut

82.2

Avg

Northeast

93.2

 

 

#

Ohio Valley

PiRate

1

Belmont

105.8

2

Murray St.

102.6

3

Austin Peay

100.8

4

Eastern Illinois

96.0

5

Tennessee St.

95.6

6

Jacksonville St.

95.0

7

Morehead St.

92.1

8

Eastern Kentucky

91.5

9

UT-Martin

89.9

10

SE Missouri

87.9

11

Tennessee Tech

87.6

12

SIU Edwardsville

87.3

Avg

Ohio Valley

94.3

 

 

#

Pac-12

PiRate

1

Arizona

115.4

2

Colorado

113.4

3

Oregon

112.9

4

Stanford

110.1

5

Washington

109.2

6

Arizona St.

108.8

7

USC

108.6

8

Oregon St.

106.9

9

UCLA

105.1

10

Utah

104.9

11

Washington St.

103.3

12

California

100.2

Avg

Pac-12

108.3

 

 

#

Patriot

PiRate

1

Colgate

102.8

2

Boston U

100.4

3

Lafayette

98.0

4

American

96.7

5

Navy

95.8

6

Bucknell

94.5

7

Loyola (MD)

93.5

8

Army

93.2

9

Lehigh

91.1

10

Holy Cross

86.7

Avg

Patriot

95.3

 

 

#

Southeastern

PiRate

1

Kentucky

113.4

2

Auburn

112.9

3

LSU

112.3

4

Arkansas

112.1

5

Mississippi St.

111.0

6

Alabama

110.8

7

Florida

110.7

8

Tennessee

108.3

9

South Carolina

107.2

10

Georgia

106.3

11

Mississippi

105.7

12

Missouri

105.1

13

Texas A&M

101.6

14

Vanderbilt

100.6

Avg

Southeastern

108.4

 

 

#

Southern

PiRate

1

East Tennessee St.

108.9

2

UNC Greensboro

107.7

3

Furman

107.2

4

Wofford

101.7

5

Western Carolina

100.4

6

Chattanooga

100.2

7

Mercer

96.4

8

VMI

94.1

9

Samford

91.8

10

Citadel

90.0

Avg

Southern

99.8

 

 

#

Southland

PiRate

1

Stephen F. Austin

103.2

2

Sam Houston St.

99.3

3

Nicholls St.

98.6

4

Abilene Christian

98.3

5

McNeese St.

95.1

6

Lamar

93.4

7

Texas A&M CC

92.4

8

Central Arkansas

92.4

9

New Orleans

90.7

10

Northwestern St.

90.5

11

SE Louisiana

86.5

12

Houston Baptist

84.7

13

Incarnate Word

84.0

Avg

Southland

93.0

 

 

#

Southwestern Athletic

PiRate

1

Prairie View A&M

97.6

2

Texas Southern

93.7

3

Southern

91.1

4

Jackson St.

90.9

5

Grambling

90.7

6

Alcorn St.

90.3

7

Alabama St.

88.6

8

Alabama A&M

86.3

9

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.3

10

Mississippi Valley St.

76.6

Avg

Southwestern Athletic

88.9

 

 

#

Summit

PiRate

1

South Dakota St.

103.0

2

North Dakota St.

102.6

3

Oral Roberts

101.1

4

South Dakota

100.2

5

Omaha

96.7

6

North Dakota

95.8

7

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.7

8

Denver

90.5

9

Western Illinois

89.0

Avg

Summit

97.0

 

 

#

Sun Belt

PiRate

1

Texas St.

104.0

2

Georgia St.

103.9

3

UT Arlington

102.6

4

Little Rock

102.3

5

Georgia Southern

101.2

6

Appalachian St.

100.3

7

South Alabama

99.9

8

Coastal Carolina

98.5

9

Arkansas St.

97.3

10

Louisiana

95.6

11

Troy

93.7

12

Louisiana Monroe

93.1

Avg

Sun Belt

99.4

 

 

#

West Coast

PiRate

1

Gonzaga

120.5

2

BYU

114.0

3

Saint Mary’s

110.2

4

San Francisco

105.6

5

Santa Clara

101.9

6

Pacific

101.7

7

Pepperdine

101.3

8

Loyola Marymount

97.3

9

San Diego

96.6

10

Portland

93.2

Avg

West Coast

104.2

 

 

#

Western Athletic

PiRate

1

New Mexico St.

104.9

2

California Baptist

99.0

3

Seattle

97.0

4

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.1

5

Grand Canyon

95.7

6

Missouri-KC

95.7

7

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.1

8

Utah Valley

93.8

9

Chicago St.

76.9

Avg

Western Athletic

94.9

 

Conference Ratings

 

#

Conference

PiRate

1

Big Ten

112.2

2

Big 12

111.7

3

Big East

111.0

4

Atlantic Coast

108.9

5

Southeastern

108.4

6

Pac-12

108.3

7

American Athletic

106.1

8

West Coast

104.2

9

Atlantic 10

103.5

10

Mountain West

103.1

11

Missouri Valley

101.5

12

Mid-American

100.5

13

Conference USA

99.9

14

Southern

99.8

15

Ivy

99.4

16

Sun Belt

99.4

17

Big Sky

97.7

18

Colonial Athletic

97.6

19

Summit

97.0

20

Big West

96.2

21

Horizon

95.6

22

Patriot

95.3

23

Metro Atlantic

95.0

24

America East

95.0

25

Western Athletic

94.9

26

Ohio Valley

94.3

27

Atlantic Sun

94.0

28

Northeast

93.2

29

Southland

93.0

30

Big South

92.7

31

Southwestern Athletic

88.9

32

Mideastern Athletic

88.4

 

Coming Later Today–Updated Bracketology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 9, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball for February 9, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — piratings @ 7:19 am

Sunday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Butler

Marquette

2.9

Cincinnati

Connecticut

0.5

Evansville

Bradley

13.7

George Mason

Massachusetts

1.0

Iona

Fairfield

5.7

Manhattan

Quinnipiac

3.3

Niagara

Rider

9.6

Northwestern

Rutgers

12.3

Notre Dame

Clemson

0.6

Ohio St.

Wisconsin

-0.8

Pennsylvania

Cornell

-4.6

Princeton

Columbia

-2.4

Saint Peter’s

Monmouth

3.6

Samford

UNC Greensboro

18.2

Tulsa

Central Florida

0.8

Valparaiso

Loyola (Chi.)

8.1

Washington

Washington St.

-3.5

Wichita St.

Houston

5.0

 

The PiRate Captain’s Table

Games Worth Watching Today

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

12:00 PM

FS1

Marquette

Butler

1:00 PM

CBS

Marquette

Ohio St.

2:00 PM

ESPN+

Monmouth

Saint Peter’s

2:00 PM

ESPN3

Quinnipiac

Manhattan

3:00 PM

ESPN

Houston

Wichita St.

 

Coming Tomorrow–Updated Ratings in the AM and Updated Bracketology in the PM

 

 

February 8, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 8, 2020

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 6:04 am

Saturday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Abilene Christian

Lamar

6.0

Air Force

San Diego St.

-14.6

Akron

Eastern Michigan

13.4

American

Army

6.1

Appalachian St.

Texas St.

-1.0

Arizona

UCLA

16.3

Arizona St.

USC

3.9

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Alabama A&M

0.3

Auburn

LSU

4.4

Baylor

Oklahoma St.

13.8

Belmont

Austin Peay

7.8

Bethune-Cookman

North Carolina A&T

2.8

Binghamton

Maine

2.6

Boston University

Holy Cross

17.4

Bowling Green

Toledo

1.7

Brown

Harvard

-4.6

Bryant

Central Connecticut St.

17.3

BYU

San Francisco

11.6

Cal St. Fullerton

UC Davis

1.5

Cal St. Northridge

UC Riverside

1.0

California Baptist

Grand Canyon

7.3

Campbell

Presbyterian

7.2

Charleston

Elon

14.3

Charleston Southern

Hampton

5.0

Charlotte

UTSA

5.4

Chicago St.

UT Rio Grande Valley

-15.6

Citadel

VMI

-0.1

Coastal Carolina

UT Arlington

-2.4

Colgate

Navy

10.4

Colorado

Stanford

6.8

Columbia

Pennsylvania

-4.6

Coppin St.

North Carolina Central

-1.7

Cornell

Princeton

-3.2

Creighton

St. John’s

8.6

Dayton

Saint Louis

15.8

Delaware

James Madison

9.4

Denver

Purdue Fort Wayne

0.4

Drexel

Towson

-0.7

Duquesne

St. Bonaventure

5.4

Eastern Illinois

Morehead St.

7.0

Eastern Washington

Montana St.

6.7

Florida A&M

Howard

11.8

Florida Atlantic

Florida Intl.

1.2

Florida Gulf Coast

North Florida

-6.2

Florida St.

Miami (Fla.)

13.7

Fordham

Richmond

-10.3

George Washington

Rhode Island

-8.9

Georgetown

DePaul

6.0

Georgia

Alabama

-0.7

Grambling

Southern

2.4

Hartford

Vermont

-10.8

High Point

Radford

-10.3

Hofstra

Northeastern

4.2

Houston Baptist

Northwestern St.

-1.8

Idaho

Montana

-5.8

Idaho St.

Sacramento St.

-1.3

Illinois Chicago

Green Bay

1.7

Illinois St.

Indiana St.

-5.3

Incarnate Word

Southeast Louisiana

-0.2

Indiana

Purdue

1.3

Iowa

Nebraska

14.0

Iowa St.

Kansas St.

4.8

IUPUI

Milwaukee

-3.3

Jackson St.

Alcorn St.

1.2

Kennesaw St.

Lipscomb

-10.2

La Salle

Saint Joseph’s

6.2

Lafayette

Lehigh

11.2

Little Rock

Arkansas St.

8.3

Long Island

Merrimack

2.1

Longwood

Winthrop

-10.4

Louisiana

Georgia Southern

-2.1

Louisville

Virginia

11.0

Loyola (MD)

Bucknell

1.1

Marshall

Louisiana Tech

-3.6

McNeese

Central Arkansas

6.7

Memphis

South Florida

10.2

Mercer

East Tennessee St.

-9.3

Michigan

Michigan St.

-3.7

Middle Tennessee

Rice

-0.3

Mississippi St.

Vanderbilt

14.3

Mississippi Valley St.

Alabama St.

-8.4

Missouri

Arkansas

-4.1

Missouri Kansas City

New Mexico St.

-6.3

Morgan St.

MD Eastern Shore

12.3

Nevada

San Jose St.

18.5

New Hampshire

Stony Brook

-5.3

New Mexico

Wyoming

12.4

Nicholls St.

Sam Houston St.

1.9

NJIT

Jacksonville

1.1

Norfolk St.

Delaware St.

16.8

North Alabama

Liberty

-10.4

North Carolina

Duke

-12.7

North Dakota

South Dakota

-0.5

North Dakota St.

Oral Roberts

4.4

Northern Iowa

Drake

11.4

Northern Kentucky

Detroit

12.4

Ohio

Miami (O)

4.6

Oklahoma

West Virginia

-3.9

Old Dominion

UTEP

3.4

Ole Miss

Florida

-3.1

Oregon St.

Oregon

-3.5

Pacific

Pepperdine

4.0

Penn St.

Minnesota

6.2

Pittsburgh

Georgia Tech

2.6

Prairie View A&M

Texas Southern

6.5

Sacred Heart

Robert Morris

4.6

Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga

-4.9

San Diego

Portland

7.0

SIU Edwardsville

Eastern Kentucky

-2.1

South Carolina

Texas A&M

8.5

South Dakota St.

Omaha

8.8

Southeast Missouri

Tennessee Tech

3.7

Southern Illinois

Missouri St.

3.3

Southern Utah

Portland St.

6.1

St. Francis (NY)

Mount St. Mary’s

0.2

Stephen F. Austin

New Orleans

16.3

Syracuse

Wake Forest

7.7

TCU

Kansas

-10.3

Temple

SMU

1.5

Tennessee

Kentucky

-0.7

Tennessee St.

Murray St.

-3.7

Texas

Texas Tech

-1.9

Tulane

East Carolina

6.1

UAB

North Texas

-4.2

UCSB

UC-Irvine

-0.8

UL Monroe

Georgia St.

-7.7

UMass Lowell

UMBC

3.9

UNC Wilmington

William & Mary

-5.4

UNLV

Fresno St.

4.7

USC Upstate

Gardner-Webb

-0.8

UT Martin

Jacksonville St.

-0.8

Utah

California

7.5

Utah St.

Boise St.

7.5

Utah Valley

Seattle

0.1

Villanova

Seton Hall

2.1

Virginia Tech

Boston College

8.6

Wagner

St. Francis (PA)

-5.9

Weber St.

Northern Arizona

-0.1

Western Carolina

Furman

-3.3

Western Kentucky

Southern Miss.

13.4

Western Michigan

Ball St.

-6.0

Wofford

Chattanooga

5.5

Wright St.

Oakland

10.7

Xavier

Providence

4.5

Yale

Dartmouth

15.1

Youngstown St.

Cleveland St.

7.3

 

Saturday’s Best TV Games

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

12:00 PM

ESPN2

TCU

Kansas

12:00 PM

ACCN

Florida St.

Miami (Fla.)

12:00 PM

12:00 PM

ESPN

Fox

Auburn

Michigan

LSU

Michigan St.

1:00 PM

CBS

Tennessee

Kentucky

2:00 PM

CBSSN

Dayton

Saint Louis

2:00 PM

ESPNU

Oklahoma

West Virginia

2:00 PM

ESPN

Indiana

Purdue

2:30 PM

Fox

Villanova

Seton Hall

3:00 PM

NBCSN

Duquesne

Saint Bonaventure

4:00 PM

ESPN

Louisville

Virginia

4:00 PM

BTN

Penn St.

Minnesota

4:00 PM

ESPN2

Texas

Texas Tech

4:00 PM

ESPN3

Northern Iowa

Drake

4:30 PM

ESPN+

Mercer

East Tennessee St.

6:00 PM

ESPN

North Carolina

Duke

6:00 PM

CBSSN

Creighton

St. John’s

6:00 PM

Pac12

Colorado

Stanford

6:00 PM

ESPN+

Belmont

Austin Peay

6:00 PM

ESPN+

Brown

Harvard

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Hartford

Vermont

8:00 PM

FS1

Xavier

Providence

8:30 PM

ESPN+

Tennessee St.

Murray St.

10:00 PM

ESPN

Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga

10:00 PM

ESPN2

Arizona

UCLA

10:00 PM

ESPNU

UCSB

UC-Irvine

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 7, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For February 7, 2020

Date

2/7/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Baylor

Gonzaga

Kansas

San Diego St.

2

Duke

Dayton

Louisville

West Virginia

3

Seton Hall

Florida St.

Maryland

Villanova

4

Butler

Auburn

Oregon

Michigan St.

5

Penn St.

Creighton

Kentucky

Iowa

6

LSU

Colorado

Arizona

Marquette

7

Illinois

Ohio St.

Rutgers

Houston

8

Texas Tech

Wisconsin

Michigan

Wichita St.

9

BYU

Arkansas

USC

Saint Mary’s

10

Indiana

Rhode Island

Florida

Stanford

11

Xavier

Memphis

Northern Iowa

Virginia

Purdue

12

East Tennessee St.

Yale

Liberty

VCU

Cincinnati

13

Stephen F. Austin

North Texas

Vermont

New Mexico St.

14

Wright St.

Colgate

Bowling Green

Little Rock

15

Hofstra

Winthrop

Murray St.

UC-Irvine

16

South Dakota St.

Northern Colorado

Prairie View

Monmouth

Robert Morris

North Carolina A&T

The Bubble Contenders

69

Oklahoma

70

Mississippi St.

71

Arizona St.

72

Minnesota

73

Georgetown

74

Tulsa

75

Utah St.

76

Richmond

77

North Carolina St.

78

Providence

 

 

 

 

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