The Pi-Rate Ratings

October 24, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Football–October 28-30, 2021

This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

HomeVisitorPiRateMeanBias
Coastal CarolinaTroy22.920.822.8
East CarolinaSouth Florida12.112.013.3
TulsaNavy9.910.39.4
NevadaUNLV17.019.218.1
WisconsinIowa-2.0-1.6-1.8
BuffaloBowling Green24.923.925.7
Wake ForestDuke24.523.125.8
Michigan St.Michigan-2.3-3.3-3.6
North Carolina St.Louisville10.29.88.7
SyracuseBoston College1.11.11.0
Georgia SouthernGeorgia St.-6.4-5.5-6.4
West VirginiaIowa St.-5.6-5.9-7.7
MarylandIndiana3.52.51.2
Florida AtlanticUTEP13.814.215.5
PittsburghMiami (Fla.)2.84.63.5
IllinoisRutgers3.82.34.2
NorthwesternMinnesota-6.9-7.4-9.0
TempleCentral Florida-16.2-14.2-17.2
Georgia TechVirginia Tech0.01.31.4
ClemsonFlorida St.12.312.113.3
LibertyMassachusetts33.834.937.3
RiceNorth Texas3.43.43.5
Utah St.Hawaii1.42.52.0
BYUVirginia4.22.54.1
UtahUCLA7.16.66.2
Arizona St.Washington St.15.515.115.7
CaliforniaOregon St.-8.5-4.9-6.2
USCArizona24.725.025.9
San Jose St.Wyoming7.57.05.1
OregonColorado15.416.818.3
MarshallFlorida Int’l.20.119.419.5
Oklahoma St.Kansas32.935.037.4
Old DominionLouisiana Tech-8.7-8.3-6.8
LouisianaTexas St.26.426.727.7
Middle TennesseeSouthern Miss.12.812.113.8
NebraskaPurdue6.97.65.8
VanderbiltMissouri-18.6-19.6-19.2
Kansas St.TCU-0.80.3-0.7
Mississippi St.Kentucky-0.6-2.2-1.9
OklahomaTexas Tech21.920.021.8
Ohio St.Penn St.19.919.319.3
HoustonSMU2.81.32.2
BaylorTexas-2.4-1.2-2.4
AuburnOle Miss3.32.73.3
Florida (N)Georgia-17.7-16.7-18.5
TulaneCincinnati-23.8-24.7-25.3
Appalachian St.Louisiana-Monroe26.225.529.0
South AlabamaArkansas St.8.98.48.5
Western KentuckyCharlotte10.911.410.9
Colorado St.Boise St.-6.4-5.9-6.6
Notre DameNorth Carolina7.48.07.3
StanfordWashington1.71.30.5
San Diego St.Fresno St.5.13.22.7

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

RankTeamRating
1Georgia134.8
2Alabama131.6
3Ohio St.130.9
4Oklahoma121.2
5Iowa St.120.7
6Cincinnati120.2
7Texas A&M118.6
8Auburn117.4
9Ole Miss117.2
10Florida117.1
11Iowa116.2
12Texas116.1
13Michigan114.9
14Notre Dame114.8
15Penn St.114.4
16Clemson114.2
17Arizona St.114.0
18Utah113.6
19Oklahoma St.113.5
20Arkansas113.0
21Kentucky112.9
22Oregon112.4
23Baylor112.1
24U S C111.6
25Wisconsin111.4
26Oregon St.111.3
27West Virginia111.3
28NC State111.1
29Coastal Carolina110.8
30T C U110.6
31Pittsburgh110.4
32Michigan St.110.3
33North Carolina110.3
34L S U110.2
35Nebraska110.0
36Wake Forest110.0
37U C L A109.9
38Miami (Fla.)109.8
39Tennessee108.8
40Mississippi St.108.4
41Minnesota108.1
42BYU107.6
43Louisiana107.3
44Kansas St.107.2
45Virginia107.0
46Washington106.7
47Purdue106.2
48Stanford104.9
49Florida St.104.6
50Louisville104.5
51SMU104.4
52Appalachian St.104.2
53Houston104.0
54Boise St.103.6
55Texas Tech103.0
56San Diego St.102.9
57Virginia Tech102.4
58Indiana102.4
59Fresno St.102.2
60Liberty101.8
61California101.8
62Maryland101.8
63Nevada101.7
64Boston College101.7
65Washington St.101.6
66U T S A101.6
67Air Force101.1
68Missouri100.4
69Georgia Tech100.4
70Army100.1
71Syracuse99.8
72UCF99.5
73East Carolina98.6
74Colorado98.6
75Northwestern97.8
76Miami (Ohio)97.8
77Toledo97.5
78South Carolina97.1
79Illinois96.6
80U A B96.3
81Ball St.96.3
82Rutgers96.2
83Tulsa95.5
84Buffalo95.4
85Florida Atlantic95.0
86Colorado St.94.8
87Eastern Michigan94.6
88Western Michigan94.5
89Central Michigan94.3
90Marshall94.2
91San Jose St.94.0
92Georgia St.93.8
93Memphis93.3
94Tulane93.1
95Hawaii92.8
96Troy91.7
97Kent St.91.3
98South Alabama90.9
99Utah St.90.7
100Wyoming90.5
101Northern Illinois89.8
102Western Kentucky89.7
103Arizona89.3
104USF89.1
105Navy88.7
106Middle Tennessee88.6
107Duke87.5
108Ohio86.3
109Georgia Southern86.2
110Louisiana Tech85.2
111U N L V85.1
112Arkansas St.84.8
113U T E P83.5
114Texas St.83.4
115New Mexico82.4
116Rice81.8
117Kansas81.4
118Charlotte81.1
119Temple81.1
120North Texas80.3
121UL-Monroe80.3
122Vanderbilt79.2
123Southern Miss.78.2
124Florida Int’l.77.5
125Old Dominion75.2
126Akron74.6
127Bowling Green73.6
128New Mexico St.72.0
129UMass69.0
130Connecticut68.3

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Cincinnati119.7119.3121.7120.2
SMU104.0104.4104.9104.4
Houston104.3103.2104.6104.0
UCF99.398.3100.999.5
East Carolina98.397.899.698.6
Tulsa95.695.695.495.5
Memphis92.993.293.893.3
Tulane93.492.093.893.1
USF89.288.889.489.1
Navy88.788.389.188.7
Temple80.681.681.181.1

AAC Averages96.996.697.797.0
Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Clemson113.7113.7115.0114.2
NC State111.2110.8111.2111.1
Wake Forest110.0109.5110.4110.0
Florida St.104.4104.6104.7104.6
Louisville104.0103.9105.5104.5
Boston College101.6101.7101.8101.7
Syracuse99.799.999.899.8

Coastal Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Pittsburgh110.0110.8110.6110.4
North Carolina109.7109.8111.3110.3
Miami (Fla.)110.2109.2110.1109.8
Virginia106.6107.7106.7107.0
Virginia Tech103.2102.1102.0102.4
Georgia Tech100.2100.5100.4100.4
Duke87.588.486.687.5

ACC Averages105.1105.2105.4105.3
Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oklahoma122.2120.3121.1121.2
Iowa St.121.2119.8120.9120.7
Texas117.0115.3116.0116.1
Oklahoma St.113.7113.5113.3113.5
Baylor112.6112.1111.6112.1
West Virginia112.7111.0110.2111.3
T C U111.4110.0110.4110.6
Kansas St.107.6107.3106.7107.2
Texas Tech103.2103.4102.3103.0
Kansas83.881.578.981.4

Big 12 Averages110.5109.4109.1109.7
Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Ohio St.130.3130.3132.0130.9
Michigan114.1115.1115.4114.9
Penn St.113.4114.0115.7114.4
Michigan St.110.3110.3110.4110.3
Indiana102.3102.0102.7102.4
Maryland102.8101.5100.9101.8
Rutgers95.497.295.896.2

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Iowa115.9115.5117.2116.2
Wisconsin110.9110.8112.3111.4
Nebraska109.6110.0110.3110.0
Minnesota107.2108.0109.1108.1
Purdue105.7105.4107.5106.2
Northwestern97.898.197.697.8
Illinois96.296.597.196.6

Big Ten Averages108.0108.2108.9108.4
Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Florida Atlantic94.295.695.295.0
Marshall94.194.094.694.2
Western Kentucky88.690.290.389.7
Middle Tennessee88.288.389.288.6
Charlotte80.281.281.981.1
Florida Int’l.77.077.678.077.5
Old Dominion74.875.575.475.2

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U T S A101.2101.9101.7101.6
U A B96.296.496.496.3
Louisiana Tech85.585.884.285.2
U T E P83.484.482.683.5
Rice81.881.881.881.8
North Texas80.480.480.280.3
Southern Miss.77.978.677.978.2

CUSA Averages86.086.586.486.3
FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Notre Dame114.1114.7115.6114.8
BYU107.8107.2107.8107.6
Liberty101.4101.9102.0101.8
Army100.2100.199.9100.1
New Mexico St.72.373.070.872.0
UMass70.169.567.369.0
Connecticut68.969.466.768.3

Indep. Averages90.790.890.090.5
Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Miami (Ohio)99.397.696.697.8
Buffalo96.195.295.095.4
Kent St.91.092.390.791.3
Ohio85.986.886.386.3
Akron76.074.573.574.6
Bowling Green74.174.372.373.6

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Toledo98.097.696.997.5
Ball St.97.196.894.996.3
Eastern Michigan96.094.693.394.6
Western Michigan94.695.093.794.5
Central Michigan95.494.093.594.3
Northern Illinois90.989.589.089.8

MAC Averages91.290.789.690.5
Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Boise St.103.4103.2104.0103.6
Air Force100.8101.0101.6101.1
Colorado St.94.694.895.094.8
Utah St.90.491.290.690.7
Wyoming90.190.590.990.5
New Mexico82.882.981.482.4

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
San Diego St.103.1102.7102.8102.9
Fresno St.101.1102.5103.1102.2
Nevada101.0102.4101.7101.7
San Jose St.94.594.593.094.0
Hawaii93.092.792.592.8
U N L V85.584.785.285.1
MWC Averages95.095.395.195.1
Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oregon111.4112.5113.4112.4
Oregon St.111.1111.2111.6111.3
Washington106.0107.1107.1106.7
Stanford104.6105.4104.6104.9
California99.7103.3102.4101.8
Washington St.101.1102.1101.6101.6

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Arizona St.113.6114.2114.3114.0
Utah113.6113.6113.5113.6
U S C111.3111.2112.1111.6
U C L A109.5110.0110.2109.9
Colorado98.998.798.198.6
Arizona89.689.289.289.3

Pac-12 Averages105.9106.5106.5106.3
Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Georgia134.3134.5135.6134.8
Florida116.5117.8117.1117.1
Kentucky112.0113.7113.1112.9
Tennessee108.8108.5109.0108.8
Missouri100.5100.899.8100.4
South Carolina97.697.296.697.1
Vanderbilt79.979.278.679.2

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Alabama131.6130.9132.4131.6
Texas A&M118.2118.9118.6118.6
Auburn117.5116.8117.8117.4
Ole Miss117.1117.1117.4117.2
Arkansas113.2113.1112.7113.0
L S U109.7110.5110.5110.2
Mississippi St.108.4108.5108.2108.4

SEC Averages111.8112.0112.0111.9
Sunbelt Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Coastal Carolina111.4109.6111.4110.8
Appalachian St.103.8103.3105.4104.2
Georgia St.94.293.593.893.8
Troy91.691.891.791.7
Georgia Southern86.386.685.986.2

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Louisiana107.9106.4107.7107.3
South Alabama91.291.190.390.9
Arkansas St.84.985.284.384.8
Texas St.84.582.783.083.4
UL-Monroe80.680.879.480.3

Sun Averages93.693.193.393.3

Conference Ratings

RankConferenceRating
1Southeastern111.9
2Big 12109.7
3Big Ten108.4
4Pac-12106.3
5Atlantic Coast105.3
6American Athletic97.0
7Mountain West95.1
8Sun Belt93.3
9Independents90.5
10Mid-American90.5
11Conference USA86.3

Playoff and Bowl Projections

BowlTeamTeam
BahamasMarshallToledo
CureSMUCoastal Carolina
BocaLouisiana TechAir Force
New MexicoUTEPNorthern Illinois
IndependenceBYUFlorida Atlantic
Lending TreeWestern MichiganAppalachian St.
L. A.San Diego St.UCLA
New OrleansUTSALouisiana
Myrtle BeachCentral MichiganCharlotte
Famous Idaho PotatoEastern MichiganBoise St.
FriscoNevadaUL-Monroe
Armed ForcesArmyUAB
GasparillaMiddle TennesseeBuffalo
HawaiiCentral FloridaFresno St.
CamelliaKent St.Troy
Quick LaneBall St.Wyoming
MilitaryNorth CarolinaTulsa
BirminghamMemphisLiberty
First ResponderWestern KentuckyTexas Tech
LibertyTexasLSU
HolidayMiami (Fla.)USC
Guaranteed RatePurdueWest Virginia
FenwayHoustonBoston College
PinstripeNorth Carolina St.Penn St.
Cheez-ItWake ForestIowa St.
AlamoBaylorArizona St.
Duke’s MayoClemsonTennessee
Music CityMarylandArkansas
Las VegasWisconsinOregon St.
Tax Slayer GatorVirginiaFlorida
Tony The Tiger SunLouisvilleUtah
ArizonaMiami (O)Utah St.
CitrusIowaOle Miss
OutbackMinnesotaTexas A&M
TexasKansas St.Auburn
PeachPittsburghKentucky
FiestaNotre DameMichigan
RoseOregonMichigan St.
SugarOklahoma St.Alabama
CottonOklahomaOhio St.
OrangeGeorgiaCincinnati
ChampionshipGeorgiaOhio St.

NCAA Strikes Out On New Overtime Rule

Did you watch the Penn State-Illinois game Saturday?  It was tied 10-10 after 60 minutes of excellent defensive football.  The Illini shut down the Penn State passing game while controlling the clock by running and running and more running.

Both teams scored field goals in the first two overtimes to make the score 16-16.  The new overtime rule states that starting with the third overtime, both teams get a two-point conversion attempt.  If the score remains tied, then successive two-point conversion attempts are taken until one team scores and the other team does not.

Additionally, after the first overtime, there are no more coin flips.  The teams rotate the choice.  And, what happens is the home team always wants to play on the side of the field where the student body cheers in the end zone, while the opponent wants to play at the other end of the field.  After each overtime, the players, officials, chain gang, and hundreds of fans must make the 100-yard walk to the other end of the field.

It’s no longer much of a secret that making two-point conversions is about as difficult as making 55-yard field goals.  That became a huge problem yesterday in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania.  Penn State and Illinois could not convert their two-point conversion attempts.  Overtimes three, four, five, six, and seven produced 10 consecutive botched conversions.  As each overtime ended, everybody had to move to the other end of the field, and the longer into this mess it continued, the big tubby linemen began to walk at a snail’s pace to get back.

Illinois finally scored in the eighth overtime, but then Penn State did the same forcing a ninth overtime.  The game was finally decided when the Nittany Lions missed their ninth overtime attempt, while Illinois scored to win the game 20-18.

In the amount of time it took to play the nine overtimes, another game that kicked off at the same time as the first overtime began the second quarter of their game just before the nine-overtime game concluded.  In other words, it took a little longer than one full quarter to play the nine overtimes.

Imagine a game in late November with sloppy playing conditions where regulation ends in a tie game, and nobody can score in the overtimes for 10 or more of these ridiculous two-point conversion attempts.  If it took nine yesterday, there is a possibility that somebody else will need 10 or more.

The NCAA must re-evaluate this fiasco of a rule.  In fact, the NCAA needs to have a constitutional convention and modify a lot of the rules to get into the 21st century.  Here is our suggestion for rules changes–use the same rules the NFL uses.  To wit:

1. Overtime should be one, 10-minute period with a touchdown on the first possession winning the game, but a field goal allowing the other team to have a possession.  If the game is still tied after 10 minutes, it stands as a tie game.

2. Intentional pass interference is now a definite defensive option to stop a big gain.  Players will even deliver cheap shots knowing that giving up 15 yards beats giving up 50 or a touchdown.  Because passing the ball is tantamount to winning, the pass interference penalty needs to go back to giving the offense the ball at the spot of interference, be it 12 yards past the line or 50.

3. The clock should not stop on first downs.  That rule was in effect when chain gangs were the only way to spot the ball.  In today’s world, the ball can be spotted quickly via computerization and an extra referee.  Let the clock move on first downs.

4. Add the two-minute warning.  In lieu of the clock stopping on first downs, add a two-minute warning to both halves.  That is when teams need the clock to stop, and the networks can get an extra commercial break before halftime or the end of the game.

5. Allow a player that falls to the ground with the ball but having been untouched by the defense to get up and advance.  Why should poor playing conditions be responsible for making a defensive stop?  

Here’s one additional rule change that should be considered.  Targeting happens too much these days when the ball carrier lowers his head to invite the targeting penalty.  This is almost like the flop in basketball.  The rule needs to be changed so that when the ball carrier initiates the targeting by putting himself into position for any tackle to become a potential targeting penalty, the offense should be penalized 15 yards for a personal foul.

Additionally, ejection is much too harsh of a penalty.  How about making targeting a 20-yard penalty and automatic first down, and also allowing it to supersede the half the distance to the goal and be allowed to go all the way to the 1-yard line if the offense is in the Red Zone?  A penalty in one game shouldn’t be allowed to stay in effect for a half of another game.  This may be the most ridiculous rule in college football history.  Think of a basketball game where a Syracuse player commits an intentional foul on a Connecticut player late in the second half of a game, and then three days later when Syracuse plays Duke, Duke gets to start the game with 2 foul shots from the intentional foul three days back.

August 11, 2021

It’s Football Time!

The PiRate Ship arrived at the port today. Our College PiRate Ratings, The PiRate, Mean, and Bias Ratings to be exact, are ready to go public. As we expected, the top teams in the nation are more experienced as a whole than they were last year, but a large majority of FBS teams are more experienced. In fact, as we hinted earlier this Summer, the total amount of college football experience and average age is at its highest since the late 1940s, when the G.I. Bill allowed former collegians to return from the War and resume their lives where it was before the War.

Because the weakest teams will be better than they have been in normal years, and because our ratings must average 100.0, since 100 is par, that means that the preseason top 10 will have lower then normal power ratings to begin the 2021 season.

As we do every year, we will begin Friday reviewing one conference per day until Monday, February 23. We will start with the weakest conference by average PiRate Ratings, ending with the strongest conference on the 23rd. Here’s the schedule:

Friday, August 13: Conference USA

Saturday, August 14: Mid-American Conference

Sunday, August 15: The FBS Independents

Monday, August 16: Mountain West Conference

Tuesday, August 17: Sun Belt Conference

Wednesday, August 18: American Athletic Conference

Thursday, August 19: Atlantic Coast Conference

Friday, August 20: Big Ten Conference

Saturday, August 21: Pac-12 Conference

Sunday, August 22: Big 12 Conference

Monday, August 23: Southeastern Conference

Later on Monday, August 23, we will post our opening college spreads for Week 0.

March 8, 2021

PiRate Ratings Conference Tournament Update

Complete Tournament Guide

America East Conference

Championship Game–Saturday, March 13, 11 AM, ESPN2

6 U Mass-Lowell at 4 Hartford

American Athletic Conference

1st Round–Thursday, March 11 @ Fort Worth, TX

8 South Florida vs. 9 Temple (winner plays 1 Wichita St. Friday)

(4 SMU plays 5 Cincinnati Friday)

7 Tulsa vs. 10 Tulane (winner plays 2 Houston Friday)

6 Central Florida vs. 11 East Carolina (winner plays 3 Memphis Friday)

Atlantic Coast Conference

First Round–Tuesday, March 9 @ Greensboro, NC

12 Pittsburgh vs. 13 Miami (Fla.)

10 Duke vs. 15 Boston College

11 Notre Dame vs. 14 Wake Forest

Atlantic 10 Conference

Championship Game–Sunday, March 14, 1PM, CBS @ Dayton, OH

1 Saint Bonaventure vs. 2 Virginia Commonwealth

Big East Conference

1st Round–Wednesday 10 @ New York, NY

8 Georgetown vs. 9 Marquette (winner plays 1 Villanova Thursday)

(4 St. John’s plays 5 Seton Hall Thursday)

7 Xavier vs. 10 Butler (winner plays 2 Creighton Thursday)

6 Providence vs. 11 DePaul (winner plays 3 Connecticut Thursday)

Big Sky Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Boise, ID

8 Northern Colorado vs. 9 Sacramento St. (winner plays 1 Southern Utah Thursday)

(4 Idaho St. plays 5 Montana St. Thursday)

7 Portland St. vs. 10 Northern Arizona (winner plays 2 Eastern Washington Thursday)

6 Montana vs. 11 Idaho (winner plays 3 Weber St. Thursday)

Big Ten Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Indianapolis, IN

12 Northwestern vs. 13 Minnesota

11 Penn St. vs. 14 Nebraska

Big 12 Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Kansas City, MO

8 TCU vs. 9 Kansas St. (winner plays 1 Baylor Thursday)

(4 West Virginia plays 5 Oklahoma St. Thursday)

7 Oklahoma vs. 10 Iowa St. (winner plays 2 Kansas Thursday)

(3 Texas plays 6 Texas Tech Thursday)

Big West Conference

1st Round–Tuesday, March 9 @ Las Vegas

8 Cal St. Northridge vs. 9 Long Beach St. (winner plays 1 UCSB Wednesday)

(4 Cal St. Bakersfield vs. 5 UC-Davis Wednesday)

7 Cal St. Fullerton vs. 10 Cal Poly (winner plays 2 UC-Irvine Wednesday)

(3 UC-Riverside plays 6 Hawaii Wednesday)

Colonial Athletic Association

Semifinals–Monday, March 8 @ James Madison (Harrisonburg, VA)

4 Hofstra vs. 8 Elon

2 Northeastern vs. 6 Drexel

Conference USA

1st Round–Tuesday, March 9 @ Frisco, TX (Dallas Cowboys Practice Facility)

6W Rice vs. 7W Southern Miss.

6E Middle Tennessee vs. 7E Florida Intl.

Horizon League

Semifinals, Monday, March 8 @ Indianapolis, IN

1 Cleveland St. vs. 8 Milwaukee

3 Oakland vs. 4 Northern Kentucky

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

1st Round, Monday, March 8 @ Atlantic City, NJ

6 Canisius vs. 11 Rider

(1st Round continues Tuesday with 8 Quinnipiac playing 9 Rider and 7 Fairfield playing 10 Manhattan)

Mid-American Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Cleveland

1 Toledo vs. 8 Ball St.

4 Kent St. vs. 5 Ohio U

2 Buffalo vs. 7 Miami (O)

3 Akron vs. 6 Bowling Green

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 11 @ Norfolk, VA

2S Florida A&M vs. 3N Morgan St. (winner plays 1N Coppin St. Friday)

2N Norfolk St. vs. 3S UNC-Central (winner plays 1S North Carolina A&T Friday)

Mountain West Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Las Vegas

8 Wyoming vs. 9 San Jose St. (winner plays 1 San Diego St. Thursday)

(4 Boise St. plays 5 Nevada Thursday)

7 UNLV vs. 10 Air Force (winner plays 2 Utah St. Thursday)

6 Fresno St. vs. 11 New Mexico (winner plays 3 Colorado St. Thursday)

Northeast Conference

Championship Game, Tuesday, March 11, 7PM, ESPN2

4 Mount St. Mary’s at 2 Bryant

Pac-12 Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Las Vegas

8 Arizona St. vs. 9 Washington St. (winner plays 1 Oregon Thursday)

(4 UCLA plays 5 Oregon St. Thursday)

7 Utah vs. 10 Washington (winner plays 2 USC Thursday)

6 Stanford vs. 11 California (winner plays 3 Colorado Thursday)

Patriot League

Semifinals–Wednesday, March 10

9 Loyola (MD) at 4 Army

6 Bucknell at 2 Colgate

Southeastern Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Nashville, TN

12 Texas A&M vs. 13 Vanderbilt

Southern Conference

Championship Game–Monday, March 8, 7PM, ESPN @ Asheville, NC

1 UNC-Greensboro vs. 7 Mercer

Southland Conference

1st Round–Tuesday, March 9 @ Katy, TX (Greater Houston)

8 Southeast Louisiana vs. 9 McNeese St.

7 Incarnate Word vs. 10 Houston Baptist

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals–Wednesday, March 10 (& Thursday, March 11) @ Birmingham, AL

1 Prairie View vs. 8 Mississippi Valley (3/10)

4 Grambling vs. 5 Southern (3/11)

2 Jackson St. vs. 8 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/10)

3 Texas Southern vs. 6 Alcorn St. (3/11)

Summit League

Semifinals, Monday, March 8 @ Sioux Falls, SD

1 South Dakota St. vs. 4 Oral Roberts

2 South Dakota vs. 3 North Dakota St.

Sun Belt Conference

Championship Game–Monday, March 8, 7PM, ESPN2 @ Pensacola, FL

1E Georgia St. vs. 4E Appalachian St.

West Coast Conference

Semifinals–Monday, March 8 @ Las Vegas

1 Gonzaga vs. 4 Saint Mary’s

2 BYU vs. 3 Pepperdine

Western Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

4 California-Baptist vs. 5 Seattle (winner plays 1 Grand Canyon Friday)

3 New Mexico St. vs. 6 UT-Rio Grande Valley (winner plays 2 Utah Valley Friday)

Automatic Qualifiers

Liberty 23-5

Winthrop 23-1

Loyola (Chi.) 24-4

Morehead St. 23-7

February 18, 2021

The Sure Thing/The Contenders/The Still Alives

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Who’s in the Big Dance? Who’s still in contention?

Today, we break down the projected NCAA Tournament field by conference.  The format will be teams that are locks to make the tournament; teams that would be safely in if the season ended today but a losing streak could jeopardize their safety; teams that would be on the good side of the bubble if the season ended today; teams that would be on the bad side of that bubble; and teams that are not in the conversation now but with a big winning streak could play their way into an at-large bid.

We won’t include the automatic bids, because the conference tournaments will do that for us.  Of course, this season, there could be some cancellations of these tournaments.  We’ll have to wait and see.

First, let’s look at the one-bid leagues.  As of today, we foresee 20 conferences receiving just one bid, but an upset in the conference tournament in one or two could lead to an extra bid from that league.

AMERICA EAST

The perpetual top contenders share the conference lead.  UMBC and Vermont are tied at 9-3 in conference play.  The two rivals face off in back-to-back games in Maryland tonight and tomorrow.  If one of these two teams earn the bid, they are probably looking at a #15 seed.

ATLANTIC SUN

Bellarmine has a one-game lead in the league race at 10-2, but the Knights are not yet eligible as a transitioning team to D1.  Liberty is in second place at 8-2, but this Flames team is not as strong as the last two editions.  The rest of the league is mediocre for a low-major conference.  Current sixth place Florida Gulf Coast is starting to put it together and could sneak up to the #2 seed by conference tournament time.

BIG SKY

This year’s race is as wide open as the real estate in the Near West.  Eastern Washington leads Southern Utah by 1 ½ games, but that is a Covid-scheduling issue, as SUU at 6-2 has played three fewer conference games.  The teams split back-to-back games at EWU a month ago.  This conference will hope to avoid a 16-seed play-in game.

BIG SOUTH

Winthrop has lapped the field.  The 15-1 Eagles lead second place Radford by 3 ½ games and most recently swept the Highlanders.  Winthrop is 18-1 overall and has a chance to earn an at-large bid should they not earn the automatic one.

BIG WEST

This has in recent years been the UC-Irvine show, as the Anteaters have dominated this league.  This year, UCI looks up at rival UCSB, as the 8-2 Gauchos have reeled off 10 consecutive victories.  Cal State Bakersfield is in a statistical tie with UC-Irvine for second place.  The Roadrunners venture to Santa Barbara to face UCSB twice this weekend.

COLONIAL

James Madison has risen from fourth place to first at 8-1, while the top contenders have all lost in recent games.  Fifth place Delaware and sixth place William & Mary are the other two conference teams with hot hands, but when the CAA holds its conference tournament, any of the top six could win the event.

CONFERENCE USA

With wins over Memphis and Alabama, one might think that Western Kentucky could earn an at-large bid if they could take the regular season CUSA title.  It is possible, but the 8-2 Hilltoppers may find it tough to get a lot of support this year with so few quality out of conference games.

WKU faces a tough doubleheader this weekend with 8-2 North Texas in Denton.  If either team sweeps, they become the sizable favorite to cop the league crown.  If they split, then Old Dominion, UAB, and Marshall all remain in contention to win the race in the final lap.

HORIZON LEAGUE

Wright St. and Cleveland St. are tied at 15-3 in the league and own four game leads over the next contender, Northern Kentucky.  Wright State has won nine games in a row since losing to CSU.  One of the top three should take the tournament title and the automatic bid.

METRO ATLANTIC

Covid has done a number on this league this year.  Monmouth has played 14 conference games and is 10-4.  Siena has played 10 conference games and is 8-2 to lead by percentage points over the Hawks.  Rick Pitino’s Iona Gaels have played just seven conference games and they have lost two in a row to fall back to fifth place at 4-3.  Iona gets both of the two co-leaders in doubleheader games on their home floor in New Rochelle, including two with Monmouth this weekend, weather permitting.

MID-AMERICAN

Year in and year out, the MAC postseason tournament in Cleveland is one of the most exciting and unpredictable as any other.  We expect the same results this year.  Toledo has been leading the league race most of the season, and the Rockets are in first at 12-3, but 11-3 Akron and 10-4 Kent St. are coming on strong in February.  It doesn’t end there.  Ohio U and Buffalo, both at 7-4, and Bowling Green at 8-7 have played well enough in recent weeks to contend for the automatic bid.  If the MAC Tournament plays as scheduled, this is one that you will want to watch.

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC

With three league teams opting out, scheduling has been an issue this year in the MEAC.  Usually, this league struggles to avoid the #16-seed play-in game, but more than once, the MEAC has produced an upset winner in the Round of 64.  North Carolina A&T leads the South Division with a perfect 4-0 conference record, but the Aggies have only played two conference games since January 3.  They had five games postponed.  

In the north, Norfolk St. 7-4, leads Morgan St. and Coppin St., both 6-4, by a half game.  NSU swept Morgan and split with Coppin, but their remaining regular season games have been cancelled.  If the MEAC Tournament is cancelled, N.C. A&T will almost assuredly be awarded the automatic bid and express trip to a 16-seed play-in game.

NORTHEAST

Merrimack sits in a first place tie with Wagner at 8-4, but the Warriors are still in the transition phase to D1 and not yet eligible for the Dance.  Wagner leads 6-4 Bryant by a game.  The Seahawks have won seven games in a row.  There are seven teams within two games of first in the NEC, so this should be an interesting conference tournament.

OHIO VALLEY

Belmont is 16-0 in the league and 22-1 overall, but the Bruins did not play any power conference teams like they usually do.  Still, because Belmont has been winning games by lopsided scores, they have a shot at an at-large bid should somebody shock them in the OVC Tournament.  Second place Morehead St., 13-3, lost at Belmont by 15, but they get the Bruins to close out the regular season in Morehead.

PATRIOT LEAGUE

The league was split into thirds this year to lessen travel.  Army and Navy are the only two teams to play out of conference games, so it will be close to impossible for the automatic winner to receive anything other than a 16-seed.  Navy is 8-1 in the league and 11-2 overall.  Their out of conference wins include a sweep of the DC teams, George Washington and Georgetown.  Should the Midshipmen run the table, they could move up to a 15-seed.

Colgate at 9-1 is the overall leader in the league, while Lafayette at 7-5 leads the three-team Central Division.  Bucknell has won four in a row to improve from 0-4 to 4-4, but all four games came at the expense of Lehigh.

SOUTHERN

The Socon has been worthy of multiple bids in past years, and there are four rather good teams this year, but this is not the year for two league teams to get bids.

UNC-Greensboro has been near the top for the last five years, but the Spartans have won the SoCon Tournament just once.  UNCG leads the league at 10-4 by a half-game over 10-5 Wofford.  Two years ago, Wofford destroyed Seton Hall in the opening round and scared Kentucky in the Round of 32 at the Big Dance.

Furman (8-4) and Chattanooga (9-5) have begun to play like legitimate contenders in the last two weeks.

SOUTHLAND

Five teams have taken over in February, and any of the five could win the conference tournament.  Even though Stephen F. Austin is in third place at the moment, their conference record is 9-1, and their one loss came at 10-1 Abilene Christian.  Sam Houston is also 10-1, and their lone loss came at SFA.  Nicholls is 9-2, which would lead most leagues, but in this one, it’s only good enough for fourth place.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC

The SWAC rates last in conference power, so the winner of this league will be in the 16-seed play-in round.  Prairie View and Jackson St. sport 6-0 league marks, with Texas Southern at 4-2.  The two co-leaders had both of their scheduled games against each other postponed, and they could both remain undefeated in conference play.

SUMMIT

It’s a good bet that the team representing the Summit League in the Big Dance will have the word “Dakota” in its name.  South Dakota St. (6-2), South Dakota (9-3), and North Dakota St. (9-3) are the top three in the league.  SDSU has a neutral site win over Utah St. and a narrow loss to West Virginia, so the Jackrabbits probably give this league its best chance to win a game in the Big Dance.

SUN BELT

This league has a lot of better than average but not great teams.  Texas St. leads the West Division at 9-3 with 7-5 Arkansas St. in second.  Both teams have four game winning streaks.  South Alabama leads the East Division at 8-5, and the Jags have reeled off six in a row.

WESTERN ATHLETIC

New Mexico St. has dominated this conference in recent years, but Covid has really done a number on the Aggies this year, and they have fallen to sixth place.  Perennial also-ran Grand Canyon has ascended to the top at 6-0 in the league and 12-3 overall.  The Antelopes own an eight-game winning streak with a 22.8 point scoring margin in that streak.

Multiple Bid Leagues

AMERICAN ATHLETIC

Lock: Houston 11-2/17-2

Safe: —–

Good Bubble: —–

Bad Bubble: Wichita St. 8-2/12-4

In Contention: Memphis 8-3/12-6, SMU 7-4/11-4

Wichita St. could move to the Good Bubble with a win over Houston tonight.

ATLANTIC 10

Lock: —–

Safe: —–

Good Bubble:  VCU 9-2/16-4

Bad Bubble: St. Bonaventure 8-3/10-3, Saint Louis 4-2/11-3

In Contention: Davidson 6-2/10-5, Richmond 4-3/11-5

Wins over St. Bonaventure and Richmond have moved VCU into the field for now.

ATLANTIC COAST

Lock: Virginia 11-2/15-4, Florida St. 8-2/12-3

Safe: Virginia Tech 8-3/14-4, Louisville 6-3/11-4

Good Bubble: North Carolina 7-5/13-7, Clemson 7-5/13-5

Bad Bubble: Syracuse 6-5/12-6

In Contention: Duke 7-6/9-8, Georgia Tech 6-6/10-8

Duke was given up for dead in January, but the Blue Devils are far from dead.  Look out UVA!  You’re headed to an ambush as Cameron Indoor this weekend.

BIG 12

Lock: Baylor 9-0/17-0

Safe: Kansas 10-5/16-7, Oklahoma 8-4/13-5, Texas 7-4/13-5, West Virginia 7-4/14-6, Texas Tech 6-5/14-6, Oklahoma St. 7-6/14-6

Good Bubble: —–

Bad Bubble: —–

In Contention: TCU 4-6/11-8

This league is pretty much set in stone barring some unusual circumstance.  The top seven teams should receive bids, and even 7th place Oklahoma St. should be an 8 or 9-seed and safely in the field.

BIG EAST

Lock: Villanova 8-2/13-3, Creighton 12-4/16-5

Safe: —–

Good Bubble: Xavier 4-4/11-4, Seton Hall 10-5/13-8

Bad Bubble: Connecticut 7-5/10-5

In Contention: St. John’s 8-7/14-8

Madison Square Garden should be exciting if the Big East gets to hold their tournament this year.  St. John’s really needs three additional good wins in addition to not losing to a bad team.

BIG TEN

Lock: Michigan 9-1/14-1, Illinois 11-3/13-5, Ohio St. 11-4/17-4, Iowa 9-5/15-6

Safe: Wisconsin 9-6/15-7, Purdue 9-6/14-8

Good Bubble: Rutgers 8-7/12-7, Indiana 7-7/12-9

In Contention: Maryland 7-9/13-10, Minnesota 6-9/13-9, Michigan St. 4-9/10-9

Any Big Ten team that plays .500 ball in conference play will receive a bid this year, and we believe there is one more bid for the team that goes 9-11 (or 9-10 or 8-9 depending on missed games).  A couple of Big Ten coaches are on hot seats and on the Bubble.  Penn State will definitely have a new coach next year, but Indiana, Maryland, and Minnesota could also be forced to make moves if they don’t get into the field.

MISSOURI VALLEY

Lock: —–

Safe: Loyola (Chi.) 14-2/19-4

Good Bubble: Drake 12-2/21-2

Bad Bubble: —–

In Contention: —–

After Wichita St. fled the Valley for the AAC, it was thought that the days of this league receiving two bids to the tournament were over.  Guess again.  Loyola of Chicago and Drake would both have to collapse to miss out on the Dance this year.

MOUNTAIN WEST

Lock: —–

Safe: San Diego St. 9-3/15-4

Good Bubble: Boise St. 13-3/17-4, Colorado St. 11-3/14-4, Utah St. 11-3/14-6

In Contention: Nevada  9-5/14-7

A win over UCLA makes SDSU safer than the other four contenders.  Boise St. finishes with Utah St. and two games against San Diego St.  A 3-0 finish would propel the Broncos into the Safe category.

PAC-12

Lock: USC 12-2/18-3

Safe: UCLA 10-3/14-5, Oregon 7-3/12-4

Good Bubble: —–

Bad Bubble: Colorado 10-5/16-6, Stanford 9-6/13-8

In Contention: Utah 6-7/9-8, Oregon St. 6-8/10-10

The former Conference of Champions has not earned one since Arizona cut the nets in 1997!  Only UCLA twice and Oregon once have made the Final Four since then (Utah made it before they joined the league).

SOUTHEASTERN

Lock: Alabama 12-1/17-5, Arkansas 9-4/17-5

Safe: Tennessee 8-5/15-5, LSU 8-4/13-6, Florida 6-5/10-6

Good Bubble: Missouri 6-6/13-6

Bad Bubble: Ole Miss 7-6/12-8

In Contention: Georgia 6-8/13-8

You don’t see Kentucky on this list.  They are out of contention for an at-large bid, but that doesn’t mean the Wildcats cannot win the conference tournament.  The two hot teams in this league are Arkansas and Ole Miss.  The Razorbacks probably have the best chance to make it past the Sweet 16 from this league.  Ole Miss needs a few more big wins to get into the field.

WEST COAST

Lock: Gonzaga 11-0/20-0

Safe: —–

Good Bubble: BYU 6-3/15-5

Bad Bubble: —–

In Contention: Saint Mary’s 2-4/11-6

We placed SMC in the “In Contention” section, because in theory, they could finish 6-4/15-6 in the regular season, which would include an upset of Gonzaga.  Short of that, the Gaels will be staying home this year.

Coming tomorrow–Updated ratings, updated bracketology, and our annual mid-major coaches ready for the big time list in three separate posts.

Coming soon–The PiRate Ratings have created a tabletop baseball strategy game more advanced than anything on the market.  It’s called “Sabertooth Baseball,” and look for more information about this next week!

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

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February 18, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
Wichita St.Houston-9.2
WisconsinIowa-3.5
Penn St.Ohio St.-4.5
MichiganRutgers7.9
Fresno St.San Diego St.-14.2
Oregon St.Utah-3.5
UCLAArizona0.3
Washington St.California4.1
WashingtonStanford-8.8
OregonColorado-1.3
PacificBYU-7.2
GonzagaSaint Mary’s22.6
Santa ClaraSan Diego5.1
San FranciscoLoyola Marymount4.0

Coming Later Today: Is your team safely in the 68-team field, close to being a sure thing, on the good side of the bubble, or on the bad side of the bubble? We’ll break it down by conference.

December 18, 2020

College Football TV Schedule For This Weekend

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Up to date as of Friday morning, 11 AM EST

Friday, December 18
Time (ET)NetworkHomeVisitor
7:00 PMCBSSN *MarshallUAB
7:30 PMESPN *Buffalo (n)Ball St.
7:30 PMBTNRutgersNebraska
8:00 PMFOX *USCOregon
Saturday, December 19
Time (ET)NetworkHomeVisitor
12:00 PMABC *Iowa St. (n)Oklahoma
12:00 PMFOX *Ohio St. (n)Northwestern
12:00 PMESPNTennesseeTexas A&M
12:00 PMACCNWake ForestFlorida St.
3:00 PMCBSSNArmyAir Force
3:30 PMSECNLSUOle Miss
3:30 PMSECNAMississippi St.Missouri
4:00 PMABC *Notre Dame (n)Clemson
4:00 PMBTNWisconsinMinnesota
5:30 PMFS1Penn St.Illinois
7:00 PMESPNUCLAStanford
8:00 PMABC *CincinnatiTulsa
8:00 PMCBS *Alabama (n)Florida
10:30 PMESPNOregon St.Arizona St.
(n) Neutral Site
* Conf. Championship

October 18, 2020

PiRate Ratings–College Football For October 22-24, 2020

PiRate Ratings Spreads For This Week

HomeVisitorsPiRateMeanBias
Appalachian St.Arkansas St.10.38.011.0
USFTulsa-11.4-11.1-11.7
WisconsinIllinois20.418.420.2
UABLouisiana-5.8-4.7-5.9
Kansas St.Kansas26.225.527.9
Fresno St.Hawaii1.01.51.7
ClemsonSyracuse42.442.245.7
North CarolinaNC St.12.212.012.6
Ohio St.Nebraska25.324.426.7
Ole MissAuburn-6.6-6.1-6.1
Michigan St.Rutgers8.59.811.0
TCUOklahoma-6.1-8.0-6.0
MemphisTemple15.414.515.9
CharlotteUTEP20.017.620.4
Coastal CarolinaGa. Southern6.15.55.9
LouisvilleFlorida St.5.77.04.4
LibertySouthern Miss.10.312.712.2
UCFTulane15.115.716.9
MarshallFla. Atlantic22.020.621.3
TennesseeAlabama-14.5-16.1-16.1
PittsburghNotre Dame-14.6-12.3-14.2
Oklahoma St.Iowa St.6.86.96.5
IndianaPenn St.-10.8-9.0-9.0
Wake ForestVa. Tech-9.4-9.1-11.3
RiceMiddle Tenn.7.95.07.3
NavyHouston-6.4-6.0-6.4
TexasBaylor4.63.04.3
PurdueIowa-4.4-3.2-4.9
TroyGeorgia St.-2.1-0.5-1.6
Boston CollegeGeorgia Tech8.18.79.2
MissouriKentucky-9.2-9.3-9.3
Texas TechWest Va.-0.7-1.9-0.7
LSUSouth Carolina7.28.59.7
Boise St.Utah St.15.816.116.0
NevadaWyoming-4.4-5.4-5.2
South AlabamaUL-Monroe11.612.612.6
MinnesotaMichigan1.93.62.2
NorthwesternMaryland10.510.514.6
Miami (Fla.)Virginia8.210.79.0
UTSALa. Tech-3.6-4.0-3.6
SMUCincinnati-6.1-5.5-6.3
Colorado St.New Mexico9.19.410.2
BYUTexas St.32.130.833.6
San Diego St.UNLV14.414.215.9
San Jose St.Air Force-13.3-12.2-14.1

Games with Strikethrough lines have been called off due to Covid-19.

FBS vs. FCS

FBSFCSPiRate
Florida Intl.J’Ville St.7.8
ArmyMercer26.2
Western Ky.Chattanooga9.6

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

10/18
#TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg.Conference
1Clemson130.5131.7134.0132.1ACC
2Ohio St.131.3130.0134.3131.9BTen-E
3Alabama125.8126.9127.8126.8SEC-W
4Georgia123.6122.6124.5123.6SEC-E
5Penn St.122.2121.0122.8122.0BTen-E
6Wisconsin122.5119.9123.3121.9BTen-W
7Florida119.9119.2120.4119.8SEC-E
8Oregon119.5117.9119.3118.9P12-N
9Notre Dame119.3118.4118.8118.8ACC
10L S U117.6116.9119.7118.1SEC-W
11Oklahoma St.115.5114.8115.4115.2B12
12U S C116.2113.5115.2115.0P12-S
13Texas A&M114.1114.3114.6114.3SEC-W
14Oklahoma114.4113.7114.2114.1B12
15Kentucky113.6113.7115.0114.1SEC-E
16Minnesota112.3113.2114.4113.3BTen-W
17Texas113.5112.0113.2112.9B12
18N. Carolina112.4112.7113.5112.9ACC
19Iowa112.3112.0114.1112.8BTen-W
20Michigan112.3111.6114.2112.7BTen-E
21Auburn113.4111.8112.8112.7SEC-W
22Virginia Tech111.4111.8113.2112.1ACC
23S. Carolina112.3110.5112.0111.6SEC-E
24UCF110.6110.8111.3110.9AAC
25Iowa St.110.7109.9110.9110.5B12
26Indiana109.4110.0111.8110.4BTen-E
27Cincinnati110.7109.8110.4110.3AAC
28BYU110.5109.8110.5110.3Ind.
29Miami (Fla.)109.0111.5109.7110.1ACC
30Washington110.2108.9110.9110.0P12-N
31Baylor109.9110.0110.0110.0B12
32Utah109.3108.9110.0109.4P12-S
33Tennessee109.3108.8109.7109.3SEC-E
34Memphis109.4108.5108.6108.8AAC
35Kansas St.108.8107.8109.1108.6B12
36Nebraska108.0107.6109.5108.4BTen-W
37California107.5107.7107.8107.7P12-N
38Arizona St.107.8107.4107.8107.6P12-S
39Boise St.107.3107.1106.8107.1MWC-M
40Purdue105.9106.8107.2106.6BTen-W
41Miss. St.106.4105.8107.3106.5SEC-W
42Louisville106.8106.9105.7106.4ACC
43T C U106.3103.7106.2105.4B12
44Washington St.104.8103.5105.9104.7P12-N
45Ole Miss104.8103.7104.7104.4SEC-W
46Northwestern103.5103.4106.1104.4BTen-W
47Air Force103.9104.7104.1104.2MWC-M
48Illinois104.1103.5105.1104.2BTen-W
49Stanford105.0102.5104.2103.9P12-N
50Louisiana103.7103.1103.3103.4SUN-W
51Pittsburgh102.7104.1102.6103.1ACC
52Michigan St.102.9102.7103.4103.0BTen-E
53Houston104.0102.3102.5102.9AAC
54SMU103.1102.8102.5102.8AAC
55Missouri102.4102.4103.7102.8SEC-E
56Virginia102.8102.8102.7102.8ACC
57Florida St.103.1101.9103.3102.8ACC
58Oregon St.103.0103.3101.8102.7P12-N
59Marshall102.8102.6102.3102.5CUSA-E
60W. Virginia102.4102.4102.5102.4B12
61Appal. St.102.0100.9102.7101.9SUN-E
62NC State101.2101.6101.9101.6ACC
63Tulsa102.4100.6100.7101.2AAC
64Arkansas101.3102.0100.1101.1SEC-W
65U C L A102.2100.7100.3101.1P12-S
66Wake Forest100.5101.1100.4100.7ACC
67Boston Coll.100.6100.5100.7100.6ACC
68Arizona101.499.7100.4100.5P12-S
69Texas Tech99.798.499.999.3B12
70Coastal Car.98.098.598.698.4SUN-E
71Wyoming97.098.698.498.0MWC-M
72Duke98.298.397.497.9ACC
73Colorado97.899.195.797.5P12-S
74Buffalo96.797.397.697.2MAC-E
75Tulane97.597.196.497.0AAC
76U A B96.897.496.496.9CUSA-W
77San Diego St.95.997.296.896.6MWC-W
78Temple95.996.194.795.6AAC
79Rutgers96.494.994.495.2BTen-E
80Ohio94.395.196.095.1MAC-E
81Liberty93.696.394.594.8Ind.
82Navy95.694.394.094.6AAC
83Maryland95.194.993.694.5BTen-E
84Hawaii94.894.793.894.4MWC-W
85Georgia Sou.93.494.594.394.1SUN-E
86Miami (O)94.793.294.093.9MAC-E
87Georgia Tech94.593.893.593.9ACC
88Arkansas St.93.394.493.293.6SUN-W
89Fresno St.93.393.792.993.3MWC-W
90Utah St.93.593.092.993.1MWC-M
91Central Mich.93.292.793.393.1MAC-W
92Army92.494.192.593.0Ind.
93Florida Int’l.93.192.893.193.0CUSA-E
94Ball St.92.691.993.092.5MAC-W
95E. Carolina92.392.190.991.8AAC
96Georgia St.91.891.791.791.7SUN-E
97Vanderbilt92.291.490.891.5SEC-E
98Colorado St.91.192.191.291.5MWC-M
99Syracuse90.692.090.891.2ACC
100Nevada90.691.191.191.0MWC-W
101W. Kentucky90.591.290.690.8CUSA-E
102Western Mich.89.191.290.490.2MAC-W
103Kent St.90.189.489.589.7MAC-E
104San Jose St.89.291.088.589.6MWC-W
105Troy88.289.688.688.8SUN-E
106Toledo88.589.788.088.7MAC-W
107Charlotte88.488.588.788.6CUSA-E
108USF89.588.087.588.3AAC
109Rice86.884.386.185.7CUSA-W
110La. Tech85.386.285.485.7CUSA-W
111Southern Miss.84.885.183.884.6CUSA-W
112S. Alabama83.884.983.484.0SUN-W
113U N L V83.585.083.083.8MWC-W
114N. Illinois82.884.683.283.6MAC-W
115New Mexico83.684.382.483.4MWC-M
116Fla. Atlantic82.884.083.083.2CUSA-E
117Eastern Mich.82.484.582.883.2MAC-W
118Kansas83.683.382.283.1B12
119Middle Tenn.80.480.880.280.5CUSA-E
120U T S A80.380.780.380.4CUSA-W
121Texas St.80.481.078.980.1SUN-W
122North Texas76.677.176.476.7CUSA-W
123Bowling Green74.476.170.673.7MAC-E
124Akron73.175.571.573.4MAC-E
125UL-Monroe73.773.872.373.3SUN-W
126U T E P69.972.469.870.7CUSA-W
127Mass.62.168.759.963.6Ind.

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgAACOverall
UCF110.6110.8111.3110.91-22-2
Cincinnati110.7109.8110.4110.31-03-0
Memphis109.4108.5108.6108.81-12-1
Houston104.0102.3102.5102.91-01-1
SMU103.1102.8102.5102.82-05-0
Tulsa102.4100.6100.7101.21-01-1
Tulane97.597.196.497.00-32-3
Temple95.996.194.795.61-11-1
Navy95.694.394.094.63-03-2
E. Carolina92.392.190.991.81-11-3
USF89.588.087.588.30-31-4
AAC Avg.101.0100.299.9100.4

Atlantic Coast Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgACCOverall
Clemson130.5131.7134.0132.14-05-0
Notre Dame119.3118.4118.8118.83-04-0
N. Carolina112.4112.7113.5112.93-13-1
Virginia Tech111.4111.8113.2112.13-13-1
Miami (Fla.)109.0111.5109.7110.13-14-1
Louisville106.8106.9105.7106.40-41-4
Pittsburgh102.7104.1102.6103.12-33-3
Virginia102.8102.8102.7102.81-31-3
Florida St.103.1101.9103.3102.81-32-3
NC State101.2101.6101.9101.64-14-1
Wake Forest100.5101.1100.4100.71-22-2
Boston Coll.100.6100.5100.7100.62-23-2
Duke98.298.397.497.91-51-5
Georgia Tech94.593.893.593.92-22-3
Syracuse90.692.090.891.21-31-4
ACC Avg.105.6105.9105.9105.8

Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgB12Overall
Oklahoma St.115.5114.8115.4115.22-03-0
Oklahoma114.4113.7114.2114.11-22-2
Texas113.5112.0113.2112.91-22-2
Iowa St.110.7109.9110.9110.53-03-1
Baylor109.9110.0110.0110.01-11-1
Kansas St.108.8107.8109.1108.63-03-1
T C U106.3103.7106.2105.41-21-2
W. Virginia102.4102.4102.5102.42-13-1
Texas Tech99.798.499.999.30-31-3
Kansas83.683.382.283.10-30-4
Big 12 Avg.106.5105.6106.4106.2

Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverageBTenOverall
Ohio St.131.3130.0134.3131.90-00-0
Penn St.122.2121.0122.8122.00-00-0
Michigan112.3111.6114.2112.70-00-0
Indiana109.4110.0111.8110.40-00-0
Michigan St.102.9102.7103.4103.00-00-0
Rutgers96.494.994.495.20-00-0
Maryland95.194.993.694.50-00-0

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverageBTenOverall
Wisconsin122.5119.9123.3121.90-00-0
Minnesota112.3113.2114.4113.30-00-0
Iowa112.3112.0114.1112.80-00-0
Nebraska108.0107.6109.5108.40-00-0
Purdue105.9106.8107.2106.60-00-0
Northwestern103.5103.4106.1104.40-00-0
Illinois104.1103.5105.1104.20-00-0
Big Ten Avg.109.9109.4111.0110.1

Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgCUSAOverall
Marshall102.8102.6102.3102.52-04-0
Florida Int’l.93.192.893.193.00-10-2
W. Kentucky90.591.290.690.81-21-4
Charlotte88.488.588.788.61-11-2
Fla. Atlantic82.884.083.083.21-01-0
Middle Tenn.80.480.880.280.51-31-5

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgCUSAOverall
U A B96.897.496.496.92-04-1
Rice86.884.386.185.70-00-0
La. Tech85.386.285.485.72-13-2
Southern Miss.84.885.183.884.61-11-3
U T S A80.380.780.380.41-13-3
North Texas76.677.176.476.71-22-3
U T E P69.972.469.870.70-13-2
CUSA Avg.86.086.485.986.1

FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
BYU110.5109.8110.5110.3x5-0
Liberty93.696.394.594.8x5-0
Army92.494.192.593.0x4-1
Mass.62.168.759.963.6x0-1
Ind. Avg.89.692.289.490.4

Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Buffalo96.797.397.697.20-00-0
Ohio94.395.196.095.10-00-0
Miami (O)94.793.294.093.90-00-0
Kent St.90.189.489.589.70-00-0
Bowling Green74.476.170.673.70-00-0
Akron73.175.571.573.40-00-0

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Central Mich.93.292.793.393.10-00-0
Ball St.92.691.993.092.50-00-0
Western Mich.89.191.290.490.20-00-0
Toledo88.589.788.088.70-00-0
N. Illinois82.884.683.283.60-00-0
Eastern Mich.82.484.582.883.20-00-0
MAC Avg.87.688.487.587.9

Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Boise St.107.3107.1106.8107.10-00-0
Air Force103.9104.7104.1104.20-01-0
Wyoming97.098.698.498.00-00-0
Utah St.93.593.092.993.10-00-0
Colorado St.91.192.191.291.50-00-0
New Mexico83.684.382.483.40-00-0

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
San Diego St.95.997.296.896.60-00-0
Hawaii94.894.793.894.40-00-0
Fresno St.93.393.792.993.30-00-0
Nevada90.691.191.191.00-00-0
San Jose St.89.291.088.589.60-00-0
U N L V83.585.083.083.80-00-0
MWC Avg.93.694.493.593.8

Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Oregon119.5117.9119.3118.90-00-0
Washington110.2108.9110.9110.00-00-0
California107.5107.7107.8107.70-00-0
Washington St.104.8103.5105.9104.70-00-0
Stanford105.0102.5104.2103.90-00-0
Oregon St.103.0103.3101.8102.70-00-0

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
U S C116.2113.5115.2115.00-00-0
Utah109.3108.9110.0109.40-00-0
Arizona St.107.8107.4107.8107.60-00-0
U C L A102.2100.7100.3101.10-00-0
Arizona101.499.7100.4100.50-00-0
Colorado97.899.195.797.50-00-0
P12 Avg.107.1106.1106.6106.6

Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSECOverall
Georgia123.6122.6124.5123.63-13-1
Florida119.9119.2120.4119.82-12-1
Kentucky113.6113.7115.0114.12-22-2
S. Carolina112.3110.5112.0111.62-22-2
Tennessee109.3108.8109.7109.32-22-2
Missouri102.4102.4103.7102.81-21-2
Vanderbilt92.291.490.891.50-30-3

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSECOverall
Alabama125.8126.9127.8126.84-04-0
L S U117.6116.9119.7118.11-21-2
Texas A&M114.1114.3114.6114.33-13-1
Auburn113.4111.8112.8112.72-22-2
Miss. St.106.4105.8107.3106.51-31-3
Ole Miss104.8103.7104.7104.41-31-3
Arkansas101.3102.0100.1101.12-22-2
SEC Avg.111.2110.7111.6111.2

Sunbelt Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSBCOverall
Appal. St.102.0100.9102.7101.90-02-1
Coastal Car.98.098.598.698.42-04-0
Georgia Sou.93.494.594.394.11-13-1
Georgia St.91.891.791.791.70-21-2
Troy88.289.688.688.81-03-1

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSBCOverall
Louisiana103.7103.1103.3103.42-13-1
Arkansas St.93.394.493.293.61-13-2
S. Alabama83.884.983.484.01-02-2
Texas St.80.481.078.980.11-21-5
UL-Monroe73.773.872.373.30-20-5
Sun Avg.90.891.290.790.9

Rating of Conferences

#LeagueAvg
1SEC111.2
2BTen110.1
3P12106.6
4B12106.2
5ACC105.8
6AAC100.4
7MWC93.8
8Sun90.9
9Ind.90.4
10MAC87.9
11CUSA86.1

September 16, 2020

The Big Ten Reverses Course

Filed under: College Football — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 5:53 am

The Big Ten Conference has decided to resume football in 2020, reversing its decision to wait until the Winter/Spring of 2021. The league hopes to begin playing in late October and most likely play an 8-game schedule, concluding on December 19 with the Conference Championship Game.

This will pose big problems with the PiRate Ratings for two reasons, which I am sure the folks at Illinois, Indiana, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maryland, Rutgers, Purdue, Iowa, and Northwestern didn’t consider when considering whether or not to return.

The PiRate Ratings will have to recalculate to a 90-team environment from a 76-team environment. Our ratings use sample size in the algorithm and maintain a mean rating of 100.0 (or 100.0 is par value). By the time the Big Ten commences playing, other teams will have played as many as seven game, and their updating criteria will be quite different from the teams just starting play. Even though the Big Ten will be self-contained and play only inside its own environment, for ranking and rating purposes, these teams must be compared on the same par value, which means in order to re-install the Big Ten’s original preseason ratings, the other 76 teams will have to be recalculated, and to be quite honest, not only have we yet to cross that bridge, we cannot find it on a map!

In addition to the recalculation, we will have to create new formats on our spreadsheets and input the new algorithmic formulae for 90 teams (or 76 + however many Big Ten teams play).

Note to Pac-12, MWC, and MAC officials: if you plan on reconsidering your league paradigm this year, please make those decisions known by Noon Saturday!

March 11, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For March 11, 2020

Wednesday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Arizona

Washington

5.5

Arkansas

Vanderbilt

9.7

Clemson

Miami (Fla.)

2.6

Colgate

Boston U

6.7

Colorado

Washington St.

2.7

Florida Intl.

Rice

2.6

George Mason

Saint Joseph’s

5.9

George Washington

Fordham

1.7

Georgetown

St. John’s

0.6

Georgia St.

Georgia Southern

4.9

Indiana

Nebraska

9.7

Lamar

McNeese

-0.1

Marshall

UTEP

2.2

Minnesota

Northwestern

9.2

North Carolina A&T

Howard

11.2

North Carolina St.

Pittsburgh

5.1

Northern Arizona

Idaho St.

4.7

Northwestern St.

Texas A&M-CC

-0.5

Notre Dame

Boston College

8.2

Oklahoma St.

Iowa St.

2.6

Old Dominion

Florida Atlantic

2.2

Ole Miss

Georgia

0.7

Oregon St.

Utah

2.4

Saint Peter’s

Iona

1.5

Siena

Manhattan

7.0

Southern Utah

Idaho

11.0

Stanford

California

10.1

Syracuse

North Carolina

0.7

TCU

Kansas St.

0.8

Texas St.

Appalachian St.

7.9

UAB

UTSA

1.4

UNC Central

Delaware St.

10.7

Weber St.

Sacramento St.

-4.4

Xavier

DePaul

5.2

Wednesday’s TV Schedule

 

Time (EST)

Network

Team

Team

11:30 AM

watchbigsky.com

Weber St.

Sacramento St.

12:00 PM

ESPN

Clemson

Miami

1:00 PM

ESPN+

George Mason

Saint Joseph’s

2:00 PM

watchbigsky.com

Southern Utah

Idaho

2:00 PM

ESPN

North Carolina St.

Pittsburgh

3:00 PM

Pac12

Oregon St.

Utah

3:30 PM

ESPN+

George Washington

Fordham

4:30 PM

watchbigsky.com

Northern Arizona

Idaho St.

5:30 PM

Pac12

Arizona

Washington

6:00 PM

ESPN+

Northwestern St.

Texas A&M-CC

6:00 PM

BTN

Minnesota

Northwestern

6:00 PM

Flohoops (pay)

UNC Central

Delaware St.

7:00 PM

ESPN3

Siena

Manhattan

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Old Dominion

Florida Atlantic

7:00 PM

FS1

Georgetown

St. John’s

7:00 PM

SECN

Ole Miss

Georgia

7:00 PM

ESPNU

Oklahoma St.

Iowa St.

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Georgia St.

Georgia Southern

7:00 PM

ESPN2

Notre Dame

Boston College

7:30 PM

ESPN+

Florida Intl.

Rice

7:30 PM

CBSSN

Colgate

Boston Univ.

8:00 PM

ESPN+

Texas State

Appalachian State

8:30 PM

ESPN+

Lamar

McNeese

8:30 PM

Flohoops (pay)

North Carolina A&T

Howard

8:30 PM

BTN

Indiana

Nebraska

9:00 PM

SECN

Arkansas

Vanderbilt

9:00 PM

ESPNU

TCU

Kansas State

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Syracuse

North Carolina

9:00 PM

Pac12

Stanford

California

9:30 PM

FS1

Xavier

DePaul

9:30 PM

ESPN3

Saint Peter’s

Iona

9:30 PM

ESPN+

UAB

UTSA

10:00 PM

ESPN+

Marshall

UTEP

11:30 PM

Pac12

Colorado

Washington State

 

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS UPDATE

 

Championship Games Played Tuesday

 

Colonial Athletic Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Hofstra

70

Northeastern

61

 

 

Horizon League Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Northern Kentucky

71

Illinois Chicago

62

 

Northeast Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Robert Morris

77

St. Francis (PA)

67

 

Summit Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

North Dakota St.

89

North Dakota

53

 

West Coast Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Gonzaga

84

Saint Mary’s

66

 

Yesterday’s Results of Other Tournaments

 

America East Tournament

Semifinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Vermont

81

UMBC

74

Hartford

64

Stony Brook

58

 

Atlantic Coast Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Pittsburgh

81

Wake Forest

72

North Carolina

78

Virginia Tech

56

Metro Atlantic Athletic Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Manhattan

61

Fairfield

43

Iona

70

Canisius

60

Niagara

56

Marist

54

 

Mid-Eastern Athletic Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Delaware St.

68

Maryland Eastern Shore

64

Howard

70

South Carolina St.

63

 

Southwestern Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Prairie View

82

Alabama A&M

60

Jackson St.

69

Alcorn St.

52

Southern

67

Alabama St.

53

Texas Southern

75

Grambling

62

 

Wednesday’s Tournament Schedule

 

Atlantic 10 Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Brooklyn (Barclays Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

12 George Mason (16-15)

13 Saint Joseph’s (6-25)

1:00 PM

ESPN+

11 George Washington (12-19)

14 Fordham (8-22)

3:30 PM

ESPN+

Atlantic Coast Tournament

2nd Round

March 11

Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Clemson (15-15)

9 Miami (Fla.) (15-15)

12:00 PM

ESPN

5 North Carolina St. (19-12)

13 Pittsburgh (16-16)

2:00 PM

ESPN

7 Notre Dame (19-12)

10 Boston College (13-18)

7:00 PM

ESPN2

6 Syracuse (17-14)

14 North Carolina (14-18)

9:00 PM

ESPN2

 

Big 12 Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Kansas City (Sprint Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Oklahoma St. (17-14)

9 Iowa St. (12-19)

7:00 PM

ESPNU

7 TCU (16-15)

10 Kansas St. (10-21)

9:00 PM

ESPNU

 

Big East Tournament

1st Round

March 11

New York (Madison Square Garden)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Georgetown (15-16)

9 St. John’s (16-15)

7:00 PM

FS1

7 Xavier (19-12)

10 DePaul (15-16)

9:30 PM

FS1

 

Big Sky Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Boise, ID (Century Link Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Weber St. (12-19)

9 Sacramento St. (15-14)

11:30 AM

watchbigsky.com

7 Southern Utah (16-15)

10 Idaho (8-23)

2:00 PM

watchbigsky.com

6 Northern Arizona (16-13)

11 Idaho St. (7-22)

4:30 PM

watchbigsky.com

Available on

Pluto TV 530

Big Ten Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Indianapolis (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

12 Minnesota (14-16)

13 Northwestern (8-22)

6:00 PM

Big Ten Network

11 Indiana (19-12)

14 Nebraska (7-24)

8:30 PM

Big Ten Network

Conference USA Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Frisco, TX (Ford Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Old Dominion (13-18)

9 Florida Atlantic (16-15)

7:00 PM Court A

ESPN+

5 Florida Intl. (18-13)

12 Rice (15-16)

7:30 PM Court B

ESPN+

7 UAB (18-13)

10 UTSA (13-18)

9:30 PM Court A

ESPN+

6 Marshall (16-15)

11 UTEP (17-14)

10:00 PM Court B

ESPN+

Mountain West Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 11 

Atlantic City, NJ (Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Siena (19-10)

9 Manhattan (13-17)

7:00 PM 

ESPN3

2 St. Peter’s (17-12)

7 Iona (12-16)

9:30 PM 

ESPN3

 

Mid-Eastern Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 11 

Norfolk, VA (Scope Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 North Carolina Central (17-13)

8 Delaware St. (6-25)

6:00 PM 

Flohoops (pay)

2 North Carolina A&T (16-15)

7 Howard (4-28)

8:00 PM 

Flohoops (pay)

 

Pac-12 Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Las Vegas (T-Mobile Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Oregon St. (17-13)

9 Utah (16-14)

3:00 PM

Pac-12 Network

5 Arizona (20-11)

12 Washington (15-16)

5:30 PM

Pac-12 Network

7 Stanford (20-11)

10 California (13-18)

9:00 PM

Pac-12 Network

6 Colorado (21-10)

11 Washington St. (15-16)

11:30 PM

Pac-12 Network

 

Patriot League Tournament

Championship

March 11

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

1 Colgate (25-8)

3 Boston U (20-13)

7:30 PM

CBSSN

Southeastern Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Nashville (Bridgestone Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

12 Ole Miss (15-16)

13 Georgia (15-16)

7:00 PM

SEC Network

11 Arkansas (19-12)

14 Vanderbilt (11-20)

9:30 PM

SEC Network

 

Southland Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Katy, TX (Leonard E. Merrell Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

5 Northwestern St. (14-15)

8 Texas A&M-CC (14-17)

6:00 PM

ESPN+

6 Lamar (16-15)

7 McNeese St. (15-16)

8:30 PM

ESPN+

 

Sun Belt Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 11

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

4 Georgia St. (19-12)

5 Georgia Southern (19-13)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

3 Texas St. (20-11)

6 Appalachian St. (18-14)

8:00 PM

ESPN+

 

Dance Tickets Punched

 

Automatic Bids Earned

Team

Conference

Record

Utah St.

Mountain West

26-8

Belmont

Ohio Valley

26-7

Winthrop

Big South

24-10

Bradley

Missouri Valley

23-11

Liberty

Atlantic Sun

29-4

East Tennessee St.

Southern

30-4

Yale

Ivy

23-7

Northern Kentucky

Horizon

23-9

Robert Morris

Northeast

20-14

Hofstra

Colonial Athletic

26-8

North Dakota St.

Summit

25-8

Gonzaga

West Coast

31-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 24, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For January 24, 2020

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 8:45 am

Friday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Buffalo

Kent St.

1.2

Purdue

Wisconsin

3.0

Iona

Canisius

1.0

Quinnipiac

Fairfield

3.1

Monmouth

Niagara

7.7

Rider

Saint Peter’s

5.8

Brown

Yale

-7.9

Siena

Marist

11.5

Butler

Marquette

4.8

Wright St.

Northern Kentucky

2.5

 

Today’s PiRate Ratings

 

#

Team

PiRate

Conference

1

Duke

121.6

Atlantic Coast

2

Kansas

121.5

Big 12

3

Gonzaga

119.5

West Coast

4

Michigan St.

117.9

Big Ten

5

Dayton

117.1

Atlantic 10

6

West Virginia

116.9

Big 12

7

Baylor

116.8

Big 12

8

Arizona

116.7

Pac-12

9

Maryland

115.9

Big Ten

10

Louisville

115.9

Atlantic Coast

11

Seton Hall

115.7

Big East

12

Ohio St.

115.1

Big Ten

13

San Diego St.

114.9

Mountain West

14

Florida St.

114.7

Atlantic Coast

15

Iowa

114.6

Big Ten

16

Butler

114.1

Big East

17

Oregon

113.6

Pac-12

18

Kentucky

113.4

Southeastern

19

Penn St.

113.3

Big Ten

20

Auburn

113.2

Southeastern

21

Villanova

113.2

Big East

22

Colorado

113.0

Pac-12

23

BYU

113.0

West Coast

24

Florida

113.0

Southeastern

25

Texas Tech

113.0

Big 12

26

Marquette

112.8

Big East

27

Arkansas

112.8

Southeastern

28

Illinois

112.7

Big Ten

29

Michigan

112.6

Big Ten

30

Rutgers

112.6

Big Ten

31

Wisconsin

112.5

Big Ten

32

LSU

112.5

Southeastern

33

Houston

112.4

American Athletic

34

Creighton

112.0

Big East

35

Alabama

112.0

Southeastern

36

Purdue

112.0

Big Ten

37

Minnesota

111.9

Big Ten

38

Indiana

111.8

Big Ten

39

Wichita St.

111.4

Big East

40

Stanford

111.0

Pac-12

41

Mississippi St.

110.9

Southeastern

42

Saint Mary’s

110.9

West Coast

43

North Carolina St.

110.7

Atlantic Coast

44

Memphis

110.6

American Athletic

45

Oklahoma

110.6

Big 12

46

VCU

110.6

Atlantic 10

47

Washington

110.4

Pac-12

48

Cincinnati

110.3

American Athletic

49

Georgetown

109.7

Big East

50

Tennessee

109.6

Southeastern

51

Utah St.

109.5

Mountain West

52

Virginia

109.3

Atlantic Coast

53

Syracuse

109.3

Atlantic Coast

54

Xavier

109.3

Big East

55

East Tennessee St.

108.8

Southern

56

Iowa St.

108.8

Big 12

57

Rhode Island

108.7

Atlantic 10

58

Virginia Tech

108.7

Atlantic Coast

59

USC

108.6

Pac-12

60

Notre Dame

108.6

Atlantic Coast

61

Northern Iowa

108.5

Missouri Valley

62

TCU

108.3

Big 12

63

Richmond

108.1

Atlantic 10

64

Yale

108.0

Ivy

65

Akron

107.9

Mid-American

66

Providence

107.9

Big East

67

Arizona St.

107.7

Pac-12

68

DePaul

107.7

Big East

69

UNC Greensboro

107.7

Southern

70

Texas

107.5

Big 12

71

Louisiana Tech

107.4

Conference USA

72

Clemson

107.4

Atlantic Coast

73

Connecticut

107.4

American Athletic

74

Missouri

107.4

Southeastern

75

St. John’s

107.3

Big East

76

Liberty

107.3

Atlantic Sun

77

Oklahoma St.

107.2

Big 12

78

Oregon St.

107.1

Pac-12

79

Georgia

107.0

Southeastern

80

SMU

107.0

American Athletic

81

Georgia Tech

107.0

Atlantic Coast

82

North Carolina

106.9

Atlantic Coast

83

Pittsburgh

106.9

Atlantic Coast

84

Furman

106.8

Southern

85

Vermont

106.5

American East

86

Belmont

106.4

Ohio Valley

87

Tulsa

106.3

American Athletic

88

Temple

106.3

American Athletic

89

North Texas

106.3

Conference USA

90

Kansas St.

106.0

Big 12

91

Duquesne

105.9

Atlantic 10

92

Loyola (Chi.)

105.9

Missouri Valley

93

Davidson

105.9

Atlantic 10

94

South Carolina

105.5

Southeastern

95

New Mexico St.

105.5

Western Athletic

96

Nevada

105.2

Mountain West

97

Saint Louis

105.2

Atlantic 10

98

Miami (Fla.)

105.1

Atlantic Coast

99

San Francisco

105.0

West Coast

100

Harvard

105.0

Ivy

101

Bradley

104.9

Missouri Valley

102

Georgia St.

104.9

Sun Belt

103

Ball St.

104.8

Mid-American

104

Colorado St.

104.8

Mountain West

105

Wake Forest

104.7

Atlantic Coast

106

Boise St.

104.5

Mountain West

107

Western Kentucky

104.4

Conference USA

108

Toledo

104.2

Mid-American

109

Northwestern

104.0

Big Ten

110

Utah

104.0

Pac-12

111

Central Florida

103.9

American Athletic

112

New Mexico

103.8

Mountain West

113

Mississippi

103.7

Southeastern

114

Northern Kentucky

103.6

Horizon

115

UCLA

103.5

Pac-12

116

UT Arlington

103.4

Southland

117

Kent St.

103.4

Mid-American

118

UC Irvine

103.3

Big West

119

Oral Roberts

103.2

Summit

120

Wright St.

103.1

Horizon

121

Northern Colorado

103.0

Big Sky

122

Washington St.

103.0

Pac-12

123

Texas St.

102.9

Sun Belt

124

Winthrop

102.8

Big South

125

Stephen F. Austin

102.8

Southland

126

Murray St.

102.8

Ohio Valley

127

Nebraska

102.8

Big Ten

128

St. Bonaventure

102.7

Atlantic 10

129

South Florida

102.6

American Athletic

130

Northeastern

102.5

Colonial Athletic

131

Colgate

102.5

Patriot

132

UNLV

102.3

Mountain West

133

Indiana St.

102.2

Missouri Valley

134

Fresno St.

102.1

Mountain West

135

South Dakota St.

102.0

Summit

136

Charleston

101.9

Colonial Athletic

137

Little Rock

101.9

Sun Belt

138

Wofford

101.8

Southern

139

Texas A&M

101.7

Southeastern

140

Stony Brook

101.7

American East

141

Buffalo

101.6

Mid-American

142

Southern Utah

101.5

Big Sky

143

Georgia Southern

101.5

Sun Belt

144

Drake

101.4

Missouri Valley

145

North Dakota St.

101.2

Summit

146

Hofstra

101.1

Colonial Athletic

147

Santa Clara

101.1

West Coast

148

Pepperdine

101.0

West Coast

149

UTEP

101.0

Conference USA

150

Penn

101.0

Ivy

151

William & Mary

100.9

Colonial Athletic

152

Missouri St.

100.9

Missouri Valley

153

Pacific

100.8

West Coast

154

George Mason

100.8

Atlantic 10

155

Austin Peay

100.5

Ohio Valley

156

Tulane

100.5

American Athletic

157

Florida Int’l.

100.5

Conference USA

158

Marshall

100.4

Conference USA

159

Radford

100.3

Big South

160

Boston College

100.3

Atlantic Coast

161

Coastal Carolina

100.2

Sun Belt

162

Valparaiso

100.2

Missouri Valley

163

Vanderbilt

100.2

Southeastern

164

Western Carolina

100.2

Southern

165

Chattanooga

100.1

Southern

166

North Florida

100.0

Atlantic Sun

167

Towson

100.0

Colonial Athletic

168

Eastern Washington

99.9

Big Sky

169

California Baptist

99.9

Western Athletic

170

Sam Houston St.

99.8

Southland

171

Bowling Green

99.8

Mid-American

172

Montana

99.7

Big Sky

173

Hawaii

99.7

Big West

174

UC Santa Barbara

99.6

Big West

175

Air Force

99.6

Mountain West

176

Charlotte

99.6

Conference USA

177

Southern Illinois

99.5

Missouri Valley

178

Northern Illinois

99.4

Mid-American

179

Old Dominion

99.4

Conference USA

180

La Salle

99.4

Atlantic 10

181

South Alabama

99.4

Sun Belt

182

California

99.1

Pac-12

183

South Dakota

99.0

Summit

184

Boston U

98.9

Patriot

185

Central Michigan

98.9

Mid-American

186

UTSA

98.8

Conference USA

187

UAB

98.7

Conference USA

188

Rider

98.3

Metro Atlantic

189

Sacramento St.

98.2

Big Sky

190

Princeton

98.1

Ivy

191

Florida Atlantic

98.1

Conference USA

192

Nicholls St.

98.1

Southland

193

Appalachian St.

98.1

Sun Belt

194

Delaware

98.1

Colonial Athletic

195

St. Francis (PA)

98.0

Northeast

196

San Diego

97.7

West Coast

197

Dartmouth

97.7

Ivy

198

Prairie View A&M

97.6

Southwestern Athl.

199

Abilene Christian

97.6

Southland

200

Massachusetts

97.5

Atlantic 10

201

Northern Arizona

97.4

Big Sky

202

Omaha

97.4

Summit

203

Loyola Marymount

97.4

West Coast

204

Portland St.

97.2

Big Sky

205

Sacred Heart

97.2

Northeast

206

UC Riverside

97.1

Big West

207

Seattle

97.1

Western Athletic

208

Brown

97.1

Ivy

209

Ohio

97.1

Mid-American

210

George Washington

97.0

Atlantic 10

211

Lafayette

96.9

Patriot

212

Illinois St.

96.9

Missouri Valley

213

Albany

96.9

American East

214

Monmouth

96.8

Metro Atlantic

215

Siena

96.8

Metro Atlantic

216

Navy

96.8

Patriot

217

Arkansas St.

96.7

Sun Belt

218

Miami (O)

96.7

Mid-American

219

Eastern Illinois

96.7

Ohio Valley

220

Bryant

96.6

Northeast

221

Green Bay

96.4

Horizon

222

Eastern Michigan

96.4

Mid-American

223

American

96.3

Patriot

224

Canisius

96.3

Metro Atlantic

225

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.3

Western Athletic

226

North Dakota

96.3

Summit

227

Drexel

96.2

Colonial Athletic

228

Bucknell

96.2

Patriot

229

Montana St.

96.1

Big Sky

230

Long Island

95.9

Northeast

231

Illinois Chicago

95.9

Horizon

232

McNeese St.

95.9

Southland

233

Oakland

95.8

Horizon

234

Grand Canyon

95.8

Western Athletic

235

Mercer

95.7

Southern

236

UC Davis

95.6

Big West

237

Saint Peter’s

95.5

Metro Atlantic

238

Robert Morris

95.5

Northeast

239

Missouri-KC

95.5

Western Athletic

240

Rice

95.4

Conference USA

241

Quinnipiac

95.3

Metro Atlantic

242

Saint Joseph’s

95.3

Atlantic 10

243

Milwaukee

95.3

Horizon

244

Youngstown St.

95.3

Horizon

245

Texas Southern

95.3

Southwestern Athl.

246

Gardner-Webb

95.3

Big South

247

Western Michigan

95.2

Mid-American

248

Jacksonville

95.2

Atlantic Sun

249

Fairfield

95.2

Metro Atlantic

250

Columbia

95.2

Ivy

251

Jacksonville St.

95.1

Ohio Valley

252

East Carolina

94.9

American Athletic

253

Merrimack

94.9

Northeast

254

Manhattan

94.9

Metro Atlantic

255

UNC Asheville

94.7

Big South

256

Tennessee St.

94.6

Ohio Valley

257

Southern Miss.

94.5

Conference USA

258

Cal St. Northridge

94.5

Big West

259

Louisiana Monroe

94.4

Sun Belt

260

Fordham

94.4

Atlantic 10

261

Iona

94.3

Metro Atlantic

262

UT Rio Grande Valley

94.3

Western Athletic

263

Troy

94.3

Sun Belt

264

Mount St. Mary’s

94.2

Northeast

265

Cal St. Fullerton

94.2

Big West

266

Portland

94.2

West Coast

267

Campbell

94.1

Big South

268

Lamar

93.9

Southland

269

Louisiana

93.9

Sun Belt

270

Lipscomb

93.8

Atlantic Sun

271

NJIT

93.8

Atlantic Sun

272

Norfolk St.

93.7

Mideastern Athletic

273

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.7

Summit

274

Utah Valley

93.6

Western Athletic

275

Detroit

93.6

Horizon

276

UMass Lowell

93.5

American East

277

Lehigh

93.5

Patriot

278

James Madison

93.4

Colonial Athletic

279

Loyola (MD)

93.4

Patriot

280

Evansville

93.3

Missouri Valley

281

North Alabama

93.3

Atlantic Sun

282

Samford

93.2

Southern

283

Weber St.

93.2

Big Sky

284

New Hampshire

93.1

American East

285

Army

93.1

Patriot

286

VMI

93.0

Southern

287

Alcorn St.

92.9

Southwestern Athl.

288

Wyoming

92.7

Mountain West

289

Cornell

92.6

Ivy

290

Middle Tennessee

92.6

Conference USA

291

Idaho St.

92.2

Big Sky

292

Morehead St.

92.2

Ohio Valley

293

Hartford

92.1

American East

294

Niagara

92.1

Metro Atlantic

295

Long Beach St.

92.1

Big West

296

Bethune Cookman

92.0

Mideastern Athletic

297

UM Baltimore Co.

92.0

American East

298

North Carolina A&T

91.9

Mideastern Athletic

299

Texas A&M CC

91.9

Southland

300

Citadel

91.8

Southern

301

Charleston Southern

91.7

Big South

302

North Carolina Central

91.7

Mideastern Athletic

303

San Jose St.

91.7

Mountain West

304

St. Francis (NY)

91.4

Northeast

305

Idaho

91.4

Big Sky

306

Fairleigh Dickinson

91.1

Northeast

307

Grambling

91.0

Southwestern Athl.

308

Florida A&M

91.0

Mideastern Athletic

309

Stetson

90.8

Atlantic Sun

310

Central Arkansas

90.8

Southland

311

UT-Martin

90.8

Ohio Valley

312

Florida Gulf Coast

90.7

Atlantic Sun

313

Elon

90.6

Colonial Athletic

314

New Orleans

90.5

Southland

315

Eastern Kentucky

90.5

Ohio Valley

316

UNC Wilmington

90.5

Colonial Athletic

317

Denver

90.3

Summit

318

Morgan St.

90.3

Mideastern Athletic

319

Cleveland St.

90.2

Horizon

320

Southern

90.2

Southwestern Athl.

321

Wagner

90.0

Northeast

322

Hampton

89.9

Big South

323

Northwestern St.

89.6

Southland

324

Longwood

89.5

Big South

325

Cal Poly

89.5

Big West

326

South Carolina St.

89.4

Mideastern Athletic

327

Western Illinois

89.4

Summit

328

IUPUI

89.2

Horizon

329

Maine

89.1

American East

330

Coppin St.

89.0

Mideastern Athletic

331

Binghamton

88.8

American East

332

USC Upstate

88.7

Big South

333

Presbyterian

88.7

Big South

334

Jackson St.

88.7

Southwestern Athl.

335

Marist

88.3

Metro Atlantic

336

SE Missouri

88.2

Ohio Valley

337

SE Louisiana

87.9

Southland

338

SIU Edwardsville

87.8

Ohio Valley

339

Tennessee Tech

87.5

Ohio Valley

340

Holy Cross

87.4

Patriot

341

Alabama A&M

86.7

Southwestern Athl.

342

Alabama St.

86.5

Southwestern Athl.

343

High Point

86.1

Big South

344

Houston Baptist

85.3

Southland

345

Incarnate Word

83.3

Southland

346

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.2

Southwestern Athl.

347

Kennesaw St.

82.9

Atlantic Sun

348

Howard

81.7

Mideastern Athletic

349

Delaware St.

80.6

Mideastern Athletic

350

MD Eastern Shore

80.5

Mideastern Athletic

351

Central Connecticut

79.8

Northeast

352

Mississippi Valley St.

77.9

Southwestern Athl.

353

Chicago St.

77.0

Western Athletic

 

Alphabetical

 

#

Team

PiRate

Conf.

1

Abilene Christian

97.6

Southland

2

Air Force

99.6

Mountain West

3

Akron

107.9

Mid-American

4

Alabama

112.0

Southeastern

5

Alabama A&M

86.7

Southwestern Athl.

6

Alabama St.

86.5

Southwestern Athl.

7

Albany

96.9

American East

8

Alcorn St.

92.9

Southwestern Athl.

9

American

96.3

Patriot

10

Appalachian St.

98.1

Sun Belt

11

Arizona

116.7

Pac-12

12

Arizona St.

107.7

Pac-12

13

Arkansas

112.8

Southeastern

14

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.2

Southwestern Athl.

15

Arkansas St.

96.7

Sun Belt

16

Army

93.1

Patriot

17

Auburn

113.2

Southeastern

18

Austin Peay

100.5

Ohio Valley

19

Ball St.

104.8

Mid-American

20

Baylor

116.8

Big 12

21

Belmont

106.4

Ohio Valley

22

Bethune Cookman

92.0

Mideastern Athletic

23

Binghamton

88.8

American East

24

Boise St.

104.5

Mountain West

25

Boston College

100.3

Atlantic Coast

26

Boston U

98.9

Patriot

27

Bowling Green

99.8

Mid-American

28

Bradley

104.9

Missouri Valley

29

Brown

97.1

Ivy

30

Bryant

96.6

Northeast

31

Bucknell

96.2

Patriot

32

Buffalo

101.6

Mid-American

33

Butler

114.1

Big East

34

BYU

113.0

West Coast

35

Cal Poly

89.5

Big West

36

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.3

Western Athletic

37

Cal St. Fullerton

94.2

Big West

38

Cal St. Northridge

94.5

Big West

39

California

99.1

Pac-12

40

California Baptist

99.9

Western Athletic

41

Campbell

94.1

Big South

42

Canisius

96.3

Metro Atlantic

43

Central Arkansas

90.8

Southland

44

Central Connecticut

79.8

Northeast

45

Central Florida

103.9

American Athletic

46

Central Michigan

98.9

Mid-American

47

Charleston

101.9

Colonial Athletic

48

Charleston Southern

91.7

Big South

49

Charlotte

99.6

Conference USA

50

Chattanooga

100.1

Southern

51

Chicago St.

77.0

Western Athletic

52

Cincinnati

110.3

American Athletic

53

Citadel

91.8

Southern

54

Clemson

107.4

Atlantic Coast

55

Cleveland St.

90.2

Horizon

56

Coastal Carolina

100.2

Sun Belt

57

Colgate

102.5

Patriot

58

Colorado

113.0

Pac-12

59

Colorado St.

104.8

Mountain West

60

Columbia

95.2

Ivy

61

Connecticut

107.4

American Athletic

62

Coppin St.

89.0

Mideastern Athletic

63

Cornell

92.6

Ivy

64

Creighton

112.0

Big East

65

Dartmouth

97.7

Ivy

66

Davidson

105.9

Atlantic 10

67

Dayton

117.1

Atlantic 10

68

Delaware

98.1

Colonial Athletic

69

Delaware St.

80.6

Mideastern Athletic

70

Denver

90.3

Summit

71

DePaul

107.7

Big East

72

Detroit

93.6

Horizon

73

Drake

101.4

Missouri Valley

74

Drexel

96.2

Colonial Athletic

75

Duke

121.6

Atlantic Coast

76

Duquesne

105.9

Atlantic 10

77

East Carolina

94.9

American Athletic

78

East Tennessee St.

108.8

Southern

79

Eastern Illinois

96.7

Ohio Valley

80

Eastern Kentucky

90.5

Ohio Valley

81

Eastern Michigan

96.4

Mid-American

82

Eastern Washington

99.9

Big Sky

83

Elon

90.6

Colonial Athletic

84

Evansville

93.3

Missouri Valley

85

Fairfield

95.2

Metro Atlantic

86

Fairleigh Dickinson

91.1

Northeast

87

Florida

113.0

Southeastern

88

Florida A&M

91.0

Mideastern Athletic

89

Florida Atlantic

98.1

Conference USA

90

Florida Gulf Coast

90.7

Atlantic Sun

91

Florida Int’l.

100.5

Conference USA

92

Florida St.

114.7

Atlantic Coast

93

Fordham

94.4

Atlantic 10

94

Fresno St.

102.1

Mountain West

95

Furman

106.8

Southern

96

Gardner-Webb

95.3

Big South

97

George Mason

100.8

Atlantic 10

98

George Washington

97.0

Atlantic 10

99

Georgetown

109.7

Big East

100

Georgia

107.0

Southeastern

101

Georgia Southern

101.5

Sun Belt

102

Georgia St.

104.9

Sun Belt

103

Georgia Tech

107.0

Atlantic Coast

104

Gonzaga

119.5

West Coast

105

Grambling

91.0

Southwestern Athl.

106

Grand Canyon

95.8

Western Athletic

107

Green Bay

96.4

Horizon

108

Hampton

89.9

Big South

109

Hartford

92.1

American East

110

Harvard

105.0

Ivy

111

Hawaii

99.7

Big West

112

High Point

86.1

Big South

113

Hofstra

101.1

Colonial Athletic

114

Holy Cross

87.4

Patriot

115

Houston

112.4

American Athletic

116

Houston Baptist

85.3

Southland

117

Howard

81.7

Mideastern Athletic

118

Idaho

91.4

Big Sky

119

Idaho St.

92.2

Big Sky

120

Illinois

112.7

Big Ten

121

Illinois Chicago

95.9

Horizon

122

Illinois St.

96.9

Missouri Valley

123

Incarnate Word

83.3

Southland

124

Indiana

111.8

Big Ten

125

Indiana St.

102.2

Missouri Valley

126

Iona

94.3

Metro Atlantic

127

Iowa

114.6

Big Ten

128

Iowa St.

108.8

Big 12

129

IUPUI

89.2

Horizon

130

Jackson St.

88.7

Southwestern Athl.

131

Jacksonville

95.2

Atlantic Sun

132

Jacksonville St.

95.1

Ohio Valley

133

James Madison

93.4

Colonial Athletic

134

Kansas

121.5

Big 12

135

Kansas St.

106.0

Big 12

136

Kennesaw St.

82.9

Atlantic Sun

137

Kent St.

103.4

Mid-American

138

Kentucky

113.4

Southeastern

139

La Salle

99.4

Atlantic 10

140

Lafayette

96.9

Patriot

141

Lamar

93.9

Southland

142

Lehigh

93.5

Patriot

143

Liberty

107.3

Atlantic Sun

144

Lipscomb

93.8

Atlantic Sun

145

Little Rock

101.9

Sun Belt

146

Long Beach St.

92.1

Big West

147

Long Island

95.9

Northeast

148

Longwood

89.5

Big South

149

Louisiana

93.9

Sun Belt

150

Louisiana Monroe

94.4

Sun Belt

151

Louisiana Tech

107.4

Conference USA

152

Louisville

115.9

Atlantic Coast

153

Loyola (Chi.)

105.9

Missouri Valley

154

Loyola Marymount

97.4

West Coast

155

Loyola (MD)

93.4

Patriot

156

LSU

112.5

Southeastern

157

Maine

89.1

American East

158

Manhattan

94.9

Metro Atlantic

159

Marist

88.3

Metro Atlantic

160

Marquette

112.8

Big East

161

Marshall

100.4

Conference USA

162

Maryland

115.9

Big Ten

163

Massachusetts

97.5

Atlantic 10

164

McNeese St.

95.9

Southland

165

MD Eastern Shore

80.5

Mideastern Athletic

166

Memphis

110.6

American Athletic

167

Mercer

95.7

Southern

168

Merrimack

94.9

Northeast

169

Miami (Fla.)

105.1

Atlantic Coast

170

Miami (O)

96.7

Mid-American

171

Michigan

112.6

Big Ten

172

Michigan St.

117.9

Big Ten

173

Middle Tennessee

92.6

Conference USA

174

Milwaukee

95.3

Horizon

175

Minnesota

111.9

Big Ten

176

Mississippi

103.7

Southeastern

177

Mississippi St.

110.9

Southeastern

178

Mississippi Valley St.

77.9

Southwestern Athl.

179

Missouri

107.4

Southeastern

180

Missouri-KC

95.5

Western Athletic

181

Missouri St.

100.9

Missouri Valley

182

Monmouth

96.8

Metro Atlantic

183

Montana

99.7

Big Sky

184

Montana St.

96.1

Big Sky

185

Morehead St.

92.2

Ohio Valley

186

Morgan St.

90.3

Mideastern Athletic

187

Mount St. Mary’s

94.2

Northeast

188

Murray St.

102.8

Ohio Valley

189

Navy

96.8

Patriot

190

Nebraska

102.8

Big Ten

191

Nevada

105.2

Mountain West

192

New Hampshire

93.1

American East

193

New Mexico

103.8

Mountain West

194

New Mexico St.

105.5

Western Athletic

195

New Orleans

90.5

Southland

196

Niagara

92.1

Metro Atlantic

197

Nicholls St.

98.1

Southland

198

NJIT

93.8

Atlantic Sun

199

Norfolk St.

93.7

Mideastern Athletic

200

North Alabama

93.3

Atlantic Sun

201

North Carolina

106.9

Atlantic Coast

202

North Carolina A&T

91.9

Mideastern Athletic

203

North Carolina Central

91.7

Mideastern Athletic

204

North Carolina St.

110.7

Atlantic Coast

205

North Dakota

96.3

Summit

206

North Dakota St.

101.2

Summit

207

North Florida

100.0

Atlantic Sun

208

North Texas

106.3

Conference USA

209

Northeastern

102.5

Colonial Athletic

210

Northern Arizona

97.4

Big Sky

211

Northern Colorado

103.0

Big Sky

212

Northern Illinois

99.4

Mid-American

213

Northern Iowa

108.5

Missouri Valley

214

Northern Kentucky

103.6

Horizon

215

Northwestern

104.0

Big Ten

216

Northwestern St.

89.6

Southland

217

Notre Dame

108.6

Atlantic Coast

218

Oakland

95.8

Horizon

219

Ohio

97.1

Mid-American

220

Ohio St.

115.1

Big Ten

221

Oklahoma

110.6

Big 12

222

Oklahoma St.

107.2

Big 12

223

Old Dominion

99.4

Conference USA

224

Omaha

97.4

Summit

225

Oral Roberts

103.2

Summit

226

Oregon

113.6

Pac-12

227

Oregon St.

107.1

Pac-12

228

Pacific

100.8

West Coast

229

Penn

101.0

Ivy

230

Penn St.

113.3

Big Ten

231

Pepperdine

101.0

West Coast

232

Pittsburgh

106.9

Atlantic Coast

233

Portland

94.2

West Coast

234

Portland St.

97.2

Big Sky

235

Prairie View A&M

97.6

Southwestern Athl.

236

Presbyterian

88.7

Big South

237

Princeton

98.1

Ivy

238

Providence

107.9

Big East

239

Purdue

112.0

Big Ten

240

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.7

Summit

241

Quinnipiac

95.3

Metro Atlantic

242

Radford

100.3

Big South

243

Rhode Island

108.7

Atlantic 10

244

Rice

95.4

Conference USA

245

Richmond

108.1

Atlantic 10

246

Rider

98.3

Metro Atlantic

247

Robert Morris

95.5

Northeast

248

Rutgers

112.6

Big Ten

249

Sacramento St.

98.2

Big Sky

250

Sacred Heart

97.2

Northeast

251

Saint Joseph’s

95.3

Atlantic 10

252

Saint Louis

105.2

Atlantic 10

253

Saint Mary’s

110.9

West Coast

254

Saint Peter’s

95.5

Metro Atlantic

255

Sam Houston St.

99.8

Southland

256

Samford

93.2

Southern

257

San Diego

97.7

West Coast

258

San Diego St.

114.9

Mountain West

259

San Francisco

105.0

West Coast

260

San Jose St.

91.7

Mountain West

261

Santa Clara

101.1

West Coast

262

SE Louisiana

87.9

Southland

263

SE Missouri

88.2

Ohio Valley

264

Seattle

97.1

Western Athletic

265

Seton Hall

115.7

Big East

266

Siena

96.8

Metro Atlantic

267

SIU Edwardsville

87.8

Ohio Valley

268

SMU

107.0

American Athletic

269

South Alabama

99.4

Sun Belt

270

South Carolina

105.5

Southeastern

271

South Carolina St.

89.4

Mideastern Athletic

272

South Dakota

99.0

Summit

273

South Dakota St.

102.0

Summit

274

South Florida

102.6

American Athletic

275

Southern

90.2

Southwestern Athl.

276

Southern Illinois

99.5

Missouri Valley

277

Southern Miss.

94.5

Conference USA

278

Southern Utah

101.5

Big Sky

279

St. Bonaventure

102.7

Atlantic 10

280

St. Francis (NY)

91.4

Northeast

281

St. Francis (PA)

98.0

Northeast

282

St. John’s

107.3

Big East

283

Stanford

111.0

Pac-12

284

Stephen F. Austin

102.8

Southland

285

Stetson

90.8

Atlantic Sun

286

Stony Brook

101.7

American East

287

Syracuse

109.3

Atlantic Coast

288

TCU

108.3

Big 12

289

Temple

106.3

American Athletic

290

Tennessee

109.6

Southeastern

291

Tennessee St.

94.6

Ohio Valley

292

Tennessee Tech

87.5

Ohio Valley

293

Texas

107.5

Big 12

294

Texas A&M

101.7

Southeastern

295

Texas A&M CC

91.9

Southland

296

Texas Southern

95.3

Southwestern Athl.

297

Texas St.

102.9

Sun Belt

298

Texas Tech

113.0

Big 12

299

Toledo

104.2

Mid-American

300

Towson

100.0

Colonial Athletic

301

Troy

94.3

Sun Belt

302

Tulane

100.5

American Athletic

303

Tulsa

106.3

American Athletic

304

UAB

98.7

Conference USA

305

UC Davis

95.6

Big West

306

UC Irvine

103.3

Big West

307

UC Riverside

97.1

Big West

308

UC Santa Barbara

99.6

Big West

309

UCLA

103.5

Pac-12

310

UM Baltimore Co.

92.0

American East

311

UMass Lowell

93.5

American East

312

UNC Asheville

94.7

Big South

313

UNC Greensboro

107.7

Southern

314

UNC Wilmington

90.5

Colonial Athletic

315

UNLV

102.3

Mountain West

316

USC

108.6

Pac-12

317

USC Upstate

88.7

Big South

318

UT Arlington

103.4

Southland

319

UT Rio Grande Valley

94.3

Western Athletic

320

UT-Martin

90.8

Ohio Valley

321

Utah

104.0

Pac-12

322

Utah St.

109.5

Mountain West

323

Utah Valley

93.6

Western Athletic

324

UTEP

101.0

Conference USA

325

UTSA

98.8

Conference USA

326

Valparaiso

100.2

Missouri Valley

327

Vanderbilt

100.2

Southeastern

328

VCU

110.6

Atlantic 10

329

Vermont

106.5

American East

330

Villanova

113.2

Big East

331

Virginia

109.3

Atlantic Coast

332

Virginia Tech

108.7

Atlantic Coast

333

VMI

93.0

Southern

334

Wagner

90.0

Northeast

335

Wake Forest

104.7

Atlantic Coast

336

Washington

110.4

Pac-12

337

Washington St.

103.0

Pac-12

338

Weber St.

93.2

Big Sky

339

West Virginia

116.9

Big 12

340

Western Carolina

100.2

Southern

341

Western Illinois

89.4

Summit

342

Western Kentucky

104.4

Conference USA

343

Western Michigan

95.2

Mid-American

344

Wichita St.

111.4

Big East

345

William & Mary

100.9

Colonial Athletic

346

Winthrop

102.8

Big South

347

Wisconsin

112.5

Big Ten

348

Wofford

101.8

Southern

349

Wright St.

103.1

Horizon

350

Wyoming

92.7

Mountain West

351

Xavier

109.3

Big East

352

Yale

108.0

Ivy

353

Youngstown St.

95.3

Horizon

 

PiRate Ratings By Conference

 

#

American Athletic

PiRate

1

Houston

112.4

2

Wichita St.

111.4

3

Memphis

110.6

4

Cincinnati

110.3

5

Connecticut

107.4

6

SMU

107.0

7

Tulsa

106.3

8

Temple

106.3

9

Central Florida

103.9

10

South Florida

102.6

11

Tulane

100.5

12

East Carolina

94.9

Avg

American Athletic

106.1

 

 

#

American East

PiRate

1

Vermont

106.5

2

Stony Brook

101.7

3

Albany

96.9

4

UMass Lowell

93.5

5

New Hampshire

93.1

6

Hartford

92.1

7

UM Baltimore Co.

92.0

8

Maine

89.1

9

Binghamton

88.8

Avg

American East

94.9

 

 

#

Atlantic 10

PiRate

1

Dayton

117.1

2

VCU

110.6

3

Rhode Island

108.7

4

Richmond

108.1

5

Duquesne

105.9

6

Davidson

105.9

7

Saint Louis

105.2

8

St. Bonaventure

102.7

9

George Mason

100.8

10

La Salle

99.4

11

Massachusetts

97.5

12

George Washington

97.0

13

Saint Joseph’s

95.3

14

Fordham

94.4

Avg.

Atlantic 10

103.5

 

 

#

Atlantic Coast

PiRate

1

Duke

121.6

2

Louisville

115.9

3

Florida St.

114.7

4

North Carolina St.

110.7

5

Virginia

109.3

6

Syracuse

109.3

7

Virginia Tech

108.7

8

Notre Dame

108.6

9

Clemson

107.4

10

Georgia Tech

107.0

11

North Carolina

106.9

12

Pittsburgh

106.9

13

Miami (Fla.)

105.1

14

Wake Forest

104.7

15

Boston College

100.3

Avg

Atlantic Coast

109.1

 

 

#

Atlantic Sun

PiRate

1

Liberty

107.3

2

North Florida

100.0

3

Jacksonville

95.2

4

Lipscomb

93.8

5

NJIT

93.8

6

North Alabama

93.3

7

Stetson

90.8

8

Florida Gulf Coast

90.7

9

Kennesaw St.

82.9

Avg

Atlantic Sun

94.2

 

 

#

Big 12

PiRate

1

Kansas

121.5

2

West Virginia

116.9

3

Baylor

116.8

4

Texas Tech

113.0

5

Oklahoma

110.6

6

Iowa St.

108.8

7

TCU

108.3

8

Texas

107.5

9

Oklahoma St.

107.2

10

Kansas St.

106.0

Avg

Big 12

111.7

 

 

#

Big East

PiRate

1

Seton Hall

115.7

2

Butler

114.1

3

Villanova

113.2

4

Marquette

112.8

5

Creighton

112.0

6

Georgetown

109.7

7

Xavier

109.3

8

Providence

107.9

9

DePaul

107.7

10

St. John’s

107.3

Avg

Big East

111.0

 

 

#

Big Sky

PiRate

1

Northern Colorado

103.0

2

Southern Utah

101.5

3

Eastern Washington

99.9

4

Montana

99.7

5

Sacramento St.

98.2

6

Northern Arizona

97.4

7

Portland St.

97.2

8

Montana St.

96.1

9

Weber St.

93.2

10

Idaho St.

92.2

11

Idaho

91.4

#

Big Sky

97.3

 

 

#

Big South

PiRate

1

Winthrop

102.8

2

Radford

100.3

3

Gardner-Webb

95.3

4

UNC Asheville

94.7

5

Campbell

94.1

6

Charleston Southern

91.7

7

Hampton

89.9

8

Longwood

89.5

9

USC Upstate

88.7

10

Presbyterian

88.7

11

High Point

86.1

Avg

Big South

92.9

 

 

#

Big Ten

PiRate

1

Michigan St.

117.9

2

Maryland

115.9

3

Ohio St.

115.1

4

Iowa

114.6

5

Penn St.

113.3

6

Illinois

112.7

7

Michigan

112.6

8

Rutgers

112.6

9

Wisconsin

112.5

10

Purdue

112.0

11

Minnesota

111.9

12

Indiana

111.8

13

Northwestern

104.0

14

Nebraska

102.8

Avg

Big Ten

112.1

 

 

#

Big West

PiRate

1

UC Irvine

103.3

2

Hawaii

99.7

3

UC Santa Barbara

99.6

4

UC Riverside

97.1

5

UC Davis

95.6

6

Cal St. Northridge

94.5

7

Cal St. Fullerton

94.2

8

Long Beach St.

92.1

9

Cal Poly

89.5

Avg

Big West

96.2

 

 

#

Colonial Athletic

PiRate

1

Northeastern

102.5

2

Charleston

101.9

3

Hofstra

101.1

4

William & Mary

100.9

5

Towson

100.0

6

Delaware

98.1

7

Drexel

96.2

8

James Madison

93.4

9

Elon

90.6

10

UNC Wilmington

90.5

Avg

Colonial Athletic

97.5

 

 

#

Conference USA

PiRate

1

Louisiana Tech

107.4

2

North Texas

106.3

3

Western Kentucky

104.4

4

UTEP

101.0

5

Florida Int’l.

100.5

6

Marshall

100.4

7

Charlotte

99.6

8

Old Dominion

99.4

9

UTSA

98.8

10

UAB

98.7

11

Florida Atlantic

98.1

12

Rice

95.4

13

Southern Miss.

94.5

14

Middle Tennessee

92.6

Avg

Conference USA

99.8

 

 

#

Horizon

PiRate

1

Northern Kentucky

103.6

2

Wright St.

103.1

3

Green Bay

96.4

4

Illinois Chicago

95.9

5

Oakland

95.8

6

Milwaukee

95.3

7

Youngstown St.

95.3

8

Detroit

93.6

9

Cleveland St.

90.2

10

IUPUI

89.2

Avg

Horizon

95.8

 

 

#

Ivy

PiRate

1

Yale

108.0

2

Harvard

105.0

3

Penn

101.0

4

Princeton

98.1

5

Dartmouth

97.7

6

Brown

97.1

7

Columbia

95.2

8

Cornell

92.6

Avg

Ivy

99.3

 

 

#

Metro Atlantic

PiRate

1

Rider

98.3

2

Monmouth

96.8

3

Siena

96.8

4

Canisius

96.3

5

Saint Peter’s

95.5

6

Quinnipiac

95.3

7

Fairfield

95.2

8

Manhattan

94.9

9

Iona

94.3

10

Niagara

92.1

11

Marist

88.3

Avg

Metro Atlantic

94.9

 

 

#

Mid-American

PiRate

1

Akron

107.9

2

Ball St.

104.8

3

Toledo

104.2

4

Kent St.

103.4

5

Buffalo

101.6

6

Bowling Green

99.8

7

Northern Illinois

99.4

8

Central Michigan

98.9

9

Ohio

97.1

10

Miami (O)

96.7

11

Eastern Michigan

96.4

12

Western Michigan

95.2

Avg

Mid-American

100.5

 

 

#

Mideastern Athletic

PiRate

1

Norfolk St.

93.7

2

Bethune Cookman

92.0

3

North Carolina A&T

91.9

4

North Carolina Central

91.7

5

Florida A&M

91.0

6

Morgan St.

90.3

7

South Carolina St.

89.4

8

Coppin St.

89.0

9

Howard

81.7

10

Delaware St.

80.6

11

MD Eastern Shore

80.5

Avg

Mideastern Athletic

88.3

 

 

#

Missouri Valley

PiRate

1

Northern Iowa

108.5

2

Loyola (Chi.)

105.9

3

Bradley

104.9

4

Indiana St.

102.2

5

Drake

101.4

6

Missouri St.

100.9

7

Valparaiso

100.2

8

Southern Illinois

99.5

9

Illinois St.

96.9

10

Evansville

93.3

Avg

Missouri Valley

101.4

 

 

#

Mountain West

PiRate

1

San Diego St.

114.9

2

Utah St.

109.5

3

Nevada

105.2

4

Colorado St.

104.8

5

Boise St.

104.5

6

New Mexico

103.8

7

UNLV

102.3

8

Fresno St.

102.1

9

Air Force

99.6

10

Wyoming

92.7

11

San Jose St.

91.7

Avg

Mountain West

102.8

 

 

#

Northeast

PiRate

1

St. Francis (PA)

98.0

2

Sacred Heart

97.2

3

Bryant

96.6

4

Long Island

95.9

5

Robert Morris

95.5

6

Merrimack

94.9

7

Mount St. Mary’s

94.2

8

St. Francis (NY)

91.4

9

Fairleigh Dickinson

91.1

10

Wagner

90.0

11

Central Connecticut

79.8

Avg

Northeast

93.2

 

 

#

Ohio Valley

PiRate

1

Belmont

106.4

2

Murray St.

102.8

3

Austin Peay

100.5

4

Eastern Illinois

96.7

5

Jacksonville St.

95.1

6

Tennessee St.

94.6

7

Morehead St.

92.2

8

UT-Martin

90.8

9

Eastern Kentucky

90.5

10

SE Missouri

88.2

11

SIU Edwardsville

87.8

12

Tennessee Tech

87.5

Avg

Ohio Valley

94.4

 

 

#

Pac-12

PiRate

1

Arizona

116.7

2

Oregon

113.6

3

Colorado

113.0

4

Stanford

111.0

5

Washington

110.4

6

USC

108.6

7

Arizona St.

107.7

8

Oregon St.

107.1

9

Utah

104.0

10

UCLA

103.5

11

Washington St.

103.0

12

California

99.1

Avg

Pac-12

108.1

 

 

#

Patriot

PiRate

1

Colgate

102.5

2

Boston U

98.9

3

Lafayette

96.9

4

Navy

96.8

5

American

96.3

6

Bucknell

96.2

7

Lehigh

93.5

8

Loyola (MD)

93.4

9

Army

93.1

10

Holy Cross

87.4

Avg

Patriot

95.5

 

 

#

Southeastern

PiRate

1

Kentucky

113.4

2

Auburn

113.2

3

Florida

113.0

4

Arkansas

112.8

5

LSU

112.5

6

Alabama

112.0

7

Mississippi St.

110.9

8

Tennessee

109.6

9

Missouri

107.4

10

Georgia

107.0

11

South Carolina

105.5

12

Mississippi

103.7

13

Texas A&M

101.7

14

Vanderbilt

100.2

Avg

Southeastern

108.8

 

 

#

Southern

PiRate

1

East Tennessee St.

108.8

2

UNC Greensboro

107.7

3

Furman

106.8

4

Wofford

101.8

5

Western Carolina

100.2

6

Chattanooga

100.1

7

Mercer

95.7

8

Samford

93.2

9

VMI

93.0

10

Citadel

91.8

Avg

Southern

99.9

 

 

#

Southland

PiRate

1

UT Arlington

103.4

2

Stephen F. Austin

102.8

3

Sam Houston St.

99.8

4

Nicholls St.

98.1

5

Abilene Christian

97.6

6

McNeese St.

95.9

7

Lamar

93.9

8

Texas A&M CC

91.9

9

Central Arkansas

90.8

10

New Orleans

90.5

11

Northwestern St.

89.6

12

SE Louisiana

87.9

13

Houston Baptist

85.3

14

Incarnate Word

83.3

Avg

Southland

93.6

 

 

#

Southwestern Athletic

PiRate

1

Prairie View A&M

97.6

2

Texas Southern

95.3

3

Alcorn St.

92.9

4

Grambling

91.0

5

Southern

90.2

6

Jackson St.

88.7

7

Alabama A&M

86.7

8

Alabama St.

86.5

9

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.2

10

Mississippi Valley St.

77.9

Avg

Southwestern Athletic

89.0

 

 

#

Summit

PiRate

1

Oral Roberts

103.2

2

South Dakota St.

102.0

3

North Dakota St.

101.2

4

South Dakota

99.0

5

Omaha

97.4

6

North Dakota

96.3

7

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.7

8

Denver

90.3

9

Western Illinois

89.4

Avg

Summit

96.9

 

 

#

Sun Belt

PiRate

1

Georgia St.

104.9

2

Texas St.

102.9

3

Little Rock

101.9

4

Georgia Southern

101.5

5

Coastal Carolina

100.2

6

South Alabama

99.4

7

Appalachian St.

98.1

8

Arkansas St.

96.7

9

Louisiana Monroe

94.4

10

Troy

94.3

11

Louisiana

93.9

Avg

Sun Belt

98.9

 

 

#

West Coast

PiRate

1

Gonzaga

119.5

2

BYU

113.0

3

Saint Mary’s

110.9

4

San Francisco

105.0

5

Santa Clara

101.1

6

Pepperdine

101.0

7

Pacific

100.8

8

San Diego

97.7

9

Loyola Marymount

97.4

10

Portland

94.2

Avg

West Coast

104.1

 

 

#

Western Athletic

PiRate

1

New Mexico St.

105.5

2

California Baptist

99.9

3

Seattle

97.1

4

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.3

5

Grand Canyon

95.8

6

Missouri-KC

95.5

7

UT Rio Grande Valley

94.3

8

Utah Valley

93.6

9

Chicago St.

77.0

Avg

Western Athletic

95.0

 

Conference Ratings

 

#

Conference

PiRate

1

Big Ten

112.1

2

Big 12

111.7

3

Big East

111.0

4

Atlantic Coast

109.1

5

Southeastern

108.8

6

Pac-12

108.1

7

American Athletic

106.1

8

West Coast

104.1

9

Atlantic 10

103.5

10

Mountain West

102.8

11

Missouri Valley

101.4

12

Mid-American

100.5

13

Southern

99.9

14

Conference USA

99.8

15

Ivy

99.3

16

Sun Belt

98.9

17

Colonial Athletic

97.5

18

Big Sky

97.3

19

Summit

96.9

20

Big West

96.2

21

Horizon

95.8

22

Patriot

95.5

23

Western Athletic

95.0

24

Metro Atlantic

94.9

25

American East

94.9

26

Ohio Valley

94.4

27

Atlantic Sun

94.2

28

Southland

93.6

29

Northeast

93.2

30

Big South

92.9

31

Southwestern Athletic

89.0

32

Mideastern Athletic

88.3

 

 

 

Coming Later Today: Updated Bracketology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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