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February 5, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 5, 2020

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Wednesday’s Games

 

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Albany

Binghamton

10.5

Army

Boston University

-3.3

Butler

Villanova

3.7

Cal Poly

Long Beach St.

1.8

Cal St. Fullerton

UC Riverside

-0.7

Chattanooga

East Tennessee St.

-5.1

Drake

Bradley

-0.8

Evansville

Southern Illinois

-4.6

Florida

Georgia

8.8

Florida Intl.

Florida Atlantic

3.4

Furman

Mercer

12.9

Georgetown

Seton Hall

-1.4

Holy Cross

Loyola (MD)

-2.9

Incarnate Word

Sam Houston St.

-14.2

Indiana St.

Loyola (Chi)

0.1

Lamar

Central Arkansas

5.4

Lehigh

Colgate

-7.7

Louisville

Wake Forest

15.6

Memphis

Temple

8.1

Miami

North Carolina St.

-0.6

Minnesota

Wisconsin

2.7

Missouri St.

Illinois St.

6.2

Navy

American

3.1

Northwestern St.

Abilene Christian

-5.1

Notre Dame

Pittsburgh

5.7

Oklahoma St.

TCU

2.8

Ole Miss

South Carolina

0.4

Omaha

North Dakota St.

-1.8

Providence

Creighton

-1.5

Purdue

Iowa

1.2

Purdue Fort Wayne

Western Illinois

7.6

Saint Louis

Duquesne

2.9

Samford

Western Carolina

-5.1

Southeast Louisiana

Houston Baptist

5.4

St. Bonaventure

George Washington

8.3

Stephen F. Austin

Nicholls St.

8.5

Stony Brook

UMass Lowell

12.2

Texas A&M-CC

McNeese St.

-0.9

UMBC

Hartford

0.9

UNC Greensboro

Citadel

20.0

Utah St.

UNLV

10.9

Valparaiso

Northern Iowa

-6.4

Vanderbilt

LSU

-10.0

Vermont

Maine

21.9

Virginia

Clemson

6.3

VMI

Wofford

-5.6

West Virginia

Iowa St

12.5

 

Top Eight Basketball Games on TV Wednesday

 

Time (EST)

Network

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6:00 PM

CBSSN

Indiana St.

Loyola (Chi)

6:30 PM

FS1

Butler

Villanova

7:00 PM

BTN

Purdue

Iowa

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Saint Louis

Duquesne

7:00 PM

ESPNU

Florida

Georgia

7:30 PM

ESPN+

Stephen F. Austin

Nicholls St.

8:30 PM

FS1

Georgetown

Seton Hall

9:00 PM

BTN

Minnesota

Wisconsin

 

 

January 28, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For January 28, 2020

Tuesday’s Games

 

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St. John’s

Villanova

-2.1

Tennessee

Texas A&M

12.4

Virginia

Florida St.

-1.5

Florida

Mississippi St.

5.1

Cincinnati

SMU

6.2

VCU

Richmond

4.1

George Mason

Rhode Island

-5.4

Akron

Buffalo

9.5

Toledo

Kent St.

2.9

Clemson

Syracuse

1.3

Nebraska

Michigan

-6.2

Miami (O)

Central Michigan

0.7

Bowling Green

Ball St.

-0.9

Rutgers

Purdue

3.0

Miami

Virginia Tech

-1.0

Northern Illinois

Ohio

5.0

Missouri

Georgia

3.9

Duke

Pittsburgh

18.3

Georgetown

Butler

-0.7

Ole Miss

Auburn

-5.0

Air Force

Fresno St.

1.8

Wyoming

Utah St.

-13.6

 

Tuesday’s Best Games On TV

 

Tonight’s small slate of games features a couple of key contests where teams are

jostling for NCAA Tournament berths.  The top game of the night is an inner-city

battle between Virginia Commonwealth and Richmond, two Atlantic 10 rivals

separated by just five miles and a half dozen monuments.

 

If St. John’s has any idea of getting back on the Bubble for a potential NCAA

Tournament at-large bid the Red Storm needs to upset Villanova tonight at Madison

Square Garden.  St. John’s has dropped six of their last eight games.

 

Could it be that last year’s National Champion misses out on an NCAA Tournament

bid?  Virginia is hanging on by a thread in the at-large wars, as the Cavaliers might

become the first champion in five years not to make the Big Dance the next season.

UVA is 5-4 in the ACC and 13-6 overall with a couple of good wins, but multiple bad

losses.  A win tonight over a tough Florida State team could put the Cavs back above

the midpoint of the Bubble, but the Seminoles are competing for a number one

seed, and a road win in the ACC could strengthen that chance.

 

The Big Ten is the strongest conference in the nation today, and when 12 teams in

one league are competing for probably 10 bids, every game is vital.  Purdue is in

10th place in the Big Ten at 4-5/11-9, but the Boilermakers are in contention for an

at-large bid.  Rutgers is in great shape, as the Scarlet Knights are enjoying their best

season since Phil Sellers, Eddie Jordan, and Hollis Copeland made RU basketball the

most exciting event in the Metro NY-NJ area.  This year’s RU team sits at 6-3 in the

Big Ten, good enough for a tie for third and just one game behind the co-leaders.

 

At 2-5/12-8, Georgetown has moved far down the Bubble and is currently an NIT

team from the Big East.  If the tournament started today, five Big East Teams would

have invitations.  Butler 4-3/16-4 would be one of those five.  The Hoyas need a big

win over the Bulldogs tonight.

 

Time (EST)

Network

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FS1

St. John’s

Villanova

7:00 PM

ESPN

Virginia

Florida St.

7:00 PM

CBSSN

Va. Commonwealth

Richmond

8:00 PM

BigTen

Rutgers

Purdue

9:00 PM

CBSSN

Georgetown

Butler

 

 

January 27, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For January 27, 2020

Monday’s Games

 

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North Carolina St.

North Carolina

4.8

American

Lehigh

6.6

Norfolk St.

Florida A&M

6.0

Maryland Eastern Shore

Morgan State

-6.9

South Carolina St.

Bethune Cookman

0.2

Coppin St.

Howard

10.1

North Carolina A&T

Delaware St.

15.0

Northern Arizona

Sacramento St.

2.1

Iowa

Wisconsin

6.2

Southern

Alabama A&M

6.1

Alcorn St.

Alabama St.

8.8

Prairie View A&M

Mississippi Valley St.

22.1

Texas Southern

Arkansas Pine Bluff

14.6

Oklahoma St.

Kansas

-10.1

Eastern Washington

Northern Colorado

-0.9

Idaho

Southern Utah

-7.7

 

Monday’s PiRate Ratings

 

#

Team

PiRate

Conference

1

Duke

121.6

Atlantic Coast

2

Kansas

121.3

Big 12

3

Gonzaga

119.9

West Coast

4

Michigan St.

118.6

Big Ten

5

West Virginia

117.6

Big 12

6

Baylor

117.3

Big 12

7

Dayton

117.3

Atlantic 10

8

Arizona

116.6

Pac-12

9

Louisville

116.1

Atlantic Coast

10

Maryland

115.9

Big Ten

11

Seton Hall

115.8

Big East

12

Ohio St.

115.4

Big Ten

13

San Diego St.

114.8

Mountain West

14

Iowa

114.5

Big Ten

15

Florida St.

114.3

Atlantic Coast

16

Oregon

114.0

Pac-12

17

Butler

114.0

Big East

18

Kentucky

113.6

Southeastern

19

Penn St.

113.3

Big Ten

20

Colorado

113.3

Pac-12

21

Villanova

113.2

Big East

22

Marquette

113.0

Big East

23

BYU

112.9

West Coast

24

Arkansas

112.9

Southeastern

25

Illinois

112.9

Big Ten

26

Auburn

112.9

Southeastern

27

Purdue

112.7

Big Ten

28

Houston

112.7

American Athletic

29

Texas Tech

112.7

Big 12

30

LSU

112.5

Southeastern

31

Michigan

112.5

Big Ten

32

Florida

112.3

Southeastern

33

Creighton

112.2

Big East

34

Rutgers

112.2

Big Ten

35

Wisconsin

111.8

Big Ten

36

Indiana

111.8

Big Ten

37

Alabama

111.7

Southeastern

38

Wichita St.

111.4

American Athletic

39

Minnesota

111.2

Big Ten

40

Saint Mary’s

111.0

West Coast

41

Mississippi St.

110.7

Southeastern

42

Stanford

110.6

Pac-12

43

VCU

110.6

Atlantic 10

44

Oklahoma

110.3

Big 12

45

Cincinnati

110.3

American Athletic

46

North Carolina St.

110.3

Atlantic Coast

47

Washington

110.1

Pac-12

48

Memphis

110.0

American Athletic

49

Utah St.

109.9

Mountain West

50

Tennessee

109.9

Southeastern

51

Georgetown

109.8

Big East

52

USC

109.7

Pac-12

53

Syracuse

109.4

Atlantic Coast

54

Virginia

109.3

Atlantic Coast

55

Notre Dame

109.1

Atlantic Coast

56

Xavier

109.1

Big East

57

Iowa St.

108.9

Big 12

58

East Tennessee St.

108.9

Southern

59

Rhode Island

108.9

Atlantic 10

60

Northern Iowa

108.6

Missouri Valley

61

Yale

108.5

Ivy

62

Virginia Tech

108.2

Atlantic Coast

63

TCU

108.1

Big 12

64

Arizona St.

108.1

Pac-12

65

St. John’s

108.1

Big East

66

Louisiana Tech

108.0

Conference USA

67

Richmond

108.0

Atlantic 10

68

Providence

107.8

Big East

69

Akron

107.8

Mid-American

70

Oklahoma St.

107.7

Big 12

71

SMU

107.6

American Athletic

72

Texas

107.5

Big 12

73

UNC Greensboro

107.5

Southern

74

North Carolina

107.5

Atlantic Coast

75

Georgia Tech

107.4

Atlantic Coast

76

Furman

107.2

Southern

77

Vermont

107.2

America East

78

Clemson

107.2

Atlantic Coast

79

DePaul

107.0

Big East

80

Tulsa

106.8

American Athletic

81

Connecticut

106.8

American Athletic

82

Pittsburgh

106.8

Atlantic Coast

83

Missouri

106.6

Southeastern

84

Liberty

106.5

Atlantic Sun

85

North Texas

106.5

Conference USA

86

Kansas St.

106.2

Big 12

87

South Carolina

106.2

Southeastern

88

Georgia

106.2

Southeastern

89

Nevada

106.1

Mountain West

90

Davidson

106.1

Atlantic 10

91

Loyola (Chi.)

106.0

Missouri Valley

92

Boise St.

106.0

Mountain West

93

Oregon St.

106.0

Pac-12

94

Temple

105.9

American Athletic

95

Belmont

105.9

Ohio Valley

96

Saint Louis

105.3

Atlantic 10

97

San Francisco

105.3

West Coast

98

Duquesne

105.3

Atlantic 10

99

Georgia St.

105.3

Sun Belt

100

New Mexico St.

105.2

Western Athletic

101

Harvard

105.1

Ivy

102

Colorado St.

104.6

Mountain West

103

Bradley

104.6

Missouri Valley

104

Western Kentucky

104.5

Conference USA

105

Wake Forest

104.5

Atlantic Coast

106

Ball St.

104.5

Mid-American

107

Mississippi

104.4

Southeastern

108

Wright St.

104.4

Horizon

109

Utah

104.3

Pac-12

110

Miami (Fla.)

104.2

Atlantic Coast

111

Central Florida

103.9

American Athletic

112

UT Arlington

103.9

Sun Belt

113

Northern Colorado

103.9

Big Sky

114

Kent St.

103.8

Mid-American

115

Northwestern

103.8

Big Ten

116

Toledo

103.7

Mid-American

117

UCLA

103.3

Pac-12

118

Nebraska

103.3

Big Ten

119

Stephen F. Austin

103.1

Southland

120

New Mexico

103.0

Mountain West

121

UC Irvine

102.9

Big West

122

Murray St.

102.9

Ohio Valley

123

Texas St.

102.9

Sun Belt

124

Winthrop

102.8

Big South

125

Colgate

102.8

Patriot

126

Oral Roberts

102.7

Summit

127

Indiana St.

102.7

Missouri Valley

128

Washington St.

102.6

Pac-12

129

UNLV

102.6

Mountain West

130

St. Bonaventure

102.5

Atlantic 10

131

Northern Kentucky

102.3

Horizon

132

South Florida

102.3

American Athletic

133

Northeastern

102.2

Colonial Athletic

134

South Dakota St.

102.1

Summit

135

Little Rock

101.9

Sun Belt

136

Stony Brook

101.8

America East

137

Santa Clara

101.7

West Coast

138

Southern Utah

101.6

Big Sky

139

Penn

101.4

Ivy

140

Wofford

101.3

Southern

141

Hofstra

101.3

Colonial Athletic

142

Drake

101.3

Missouri Valley

143

North Dakota St.

101.3

Summit

144

Buffalo

101.3

Mid-American

145

Charleston

101.3

Colonial Athletic

146

Pepperdine

101.1

West Coast

147

Georgia Southern

101.1

Sun Belt

148

Texas A&M

101.0

Southeastern

149

Austin Peay

101.0

Ohio Valley

150

Missouri St.

101.0

Missouri Valley

151

Charlotte

100.8

Conference USA

152

UTEP

100.8

Conference USA

153

Fresno St.

100.8

Mountain West

154

Towson

100.7

Colonial Athletic

155

Pacific

100.7

West Coast

156

Bowling Green

100.6

Mid-American

157

Boston College

100.6

Atlantic Coast

158

Western Carolina

100.5

Southern

159

George Mason

100.5

Atlantic 10

160

Marshall

100.4

Conference USA

161

Chattanooga

100.2

Southern

162

William & Mary

100.1

Colonial Athletic

163

Valparaiso

100.0

Missouri Valley

164

Eastern Washington

100.0

Big Sky

165

Sam Houston St.

99.9

Southland

166

Southern Illinois

99.7

Missouri Valley

167

Radford

99.7

Big South

168

Tulane

99.7

American Athletic

169

California

99.6

Pac-12

170

Vanderbilt

99.6

Southeastern

171

Old Dominion

99.5

Conference USA

172

South Dakota

99.5

Summit

173

Florida Int’l.

99.5

Conference USA

174

Montana

99.5

Big Sky

175

Hawaii

99.4

Big West

176

Northern Illinois

99.4

Mid-American

177

Appalachian St.

99.4

Sun Belt

178

UC Santa Barbara

99.4

Big West

179

Boston U

99.3

Patriot

180

La Salle

99.3

Atlantic 10

181

South Alabama

99.3

Sun Belt

182

Central Michigan

99.2

Mid-American

183

North Florida

99.2

Atlantic Sun

184

Air Force

99.1

Mountain West

185

California Baptist

99.0

Western Athletic

186

Coastal Carolina

99.0

Sun Belt

187

UTSA

98.8

Conference USA

188

Delaware

98.6

Colonial Athletic

189

Sacramento St.

98.5

Big Sky

190

Nicholls St.

98.3

Southland

191

Princeton

98.3

Ivy

192

Rider

98.2

Metro Atlantic

193

UAB

98.2

Conference USA

194

Massachusetts

98.2

Atlantic 10

195

Lafayette

97.8

Patriot

196

Dartmouth

97.7

Ivy

197

Florida Atlantic

97.7

Conference USA

198

Abilene Christian

97.7

Southland

199

Siena

97.7

Metro Atlantic

200

George Washington

97.6

Atlantic 10

201

Arkansas St.

97.6

Sun Belt

202

Northern Arizona

97.6

Big Sky

203

Sacred Heart

97.5

Northeast

204

Prairie View A&M

97.5

Southwestern Athl.

205

Seattle

97.5

Western Athletic

206

St. Francis (PA)

97.4

Northeast

207

Ohio

97.4

Mid-American

208

Portland St.

97.3

Big Sky

209

UC Riverside

97.3

Big West

210

Omaha

97.3

Summit

211

Loyola Marymount

97.3

West Coast

212

San Diego

97.1

West Coast

213

Monmouth

97.1

Metro Atlantic

214

Miami (O)

96.9

Mid-American

215

Brown

96.9

Ivy

216

Montana St.

96.8

Big Sky

217

Illinois St.

96.6

Missouri Valley

218

Bryant

96.5

Northeast

219

Eastern Michigan

96.4

Mid-American

220

Bucknell

96.4

Patriot

221

Missouri-KC

96.3

Western Athletic

222

Green Bay

96.3

Horizon

223

Navy

96.2

Patriot

224

Robert Morris

96.1

Northeast

225

Eastern Illinois

96.1

Ohio Valley

226

Drexel

96.1

Colonial Athletic

227

UC Davis

96.0

Big West

228

East Carolina

96.0

American Athletic

229

North Dakota

96.0

Summit

230

American

95.9

Patriot

231

Canisius

95.9

Metro Atlantic

232

Cal St. Bakersfield

95.9

Western Athletic

233

McNeese St.

95.9

Southland

234

Mercer

95.9

Southern

235

Albany

95.8

America East

236

Jacksonville St.

95.7

Ohio Valley

237

Illinois Chicago

95.7

Horizon

238

Jacksonville

95.7

Atlantic Sun

239

Saint Peter’s

95.6

Metro Atlantic

240

Youngstown St.

95.5

Horizon

241

Long Island

95.4

Northeast

242

Western Michigan

95.4

Mid-American

243

Oakland

95.3

Horizon

244

Rice

95.2

Conference USA

245

Grand Canyon

95.2

Western Athletic

246

Merrimack

95.0

Northeast

247

Quinnipiac

95.0

Metro Atlantic

248

Fairfield

95.0

Metro Atlantic

249

Texas Southern

94.9

Southwestern Athl.

250

Saint Joseph’s

94.8

Atlantic 10

251

Louisiana

94.7

Sun Belt

252

Manhattan

94.6

Metro Atlantic

253

Tennessee St.

94.6

Ohio Valley

254

Columbia

94.6

Ivy

255

UT Rio Grande Valley

94.5

Western Athletic

256

Gardner-Webb

94.5

Big South

257

Southern Miss.

94.4

Conference USA

258

Cal St. Fullerton

94.4

Big West

259

Milwaukee

94.4

Horizon

260

Mount St. Mary’s

94.2

Northeast

261

Lipscomb

94.2

Atlantic Sun

262

Portland

94.2

West Coast

263

Cal St. Northridge

94.2

Big West

264

Fordham

94.2

Atlantic 10

265

Campbell

94.1

Big South

266

Utah Valley

94.0

Western Athletic

267

Iona

94.0

Metro Atlantic

268

Norfolk St.

94.0

Mideastern Athletic

269

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.9

Summit

270

UNC Asheville

93.9

Big South

271

Evansville

93.8

Missouri Valley

272

NJIT

93.7

Atlantic Sun

273

Lamar

93.7

Southland

274

Army

93.6

Patriot

275

Troy

93.6

Sun Belt

276

Detroit

93.6

Horizon

277

Weber St.

93.5

Big Sky

278

New Hampshire

93.5

America East

279

Louisiana Monroe

93.4

Sun Belt

280

Hartford

93.3

America East

281

Cornell

93.3

Ivy

282

North Alabama

93.3

Atlantic Sun

283

Samford

93.1

Southern

284

UMass Lowell

93.1

America East

285

James Madison

93.1

Colonial Athletic

286

VMI

92.9

Southern

287

Loyola (MD)

92.9

Patriot

288

Wyoming

92.8

Mountain West

289

Texas A&M CC

92.7

Southland

290

Middle Tennessee

92.5

Conference USA

291

Charleston Southern

92.4

Big South

292

Alcorn St.

92.4

Southwestern Athl.

293

Lehigh

92.3

Patriot

294

North Carolina Central

92.3

Mideastern Athletic

295

San Jose St.

92.2

Mountain West

296

Long Beach St.

92.1

Big West

297

UM Baltimore Co.

92.1

America East

298

Niagara

92.1

Metro Atlantic

299

Bethune Cookman

92.0

Mideastern Athletic

300

North Carolina A&T

92.0

Mideastern Athletic

301

St. Francis (NY)

91.9

Northeast

302

Idaho St.

91.7

Big Sky

303

Stetson

91.6

Atlantic Sun

304

Morehead St.

91.4

Ohio Valley

305

UNC Wilmington

91.3

Colonial Athletic

306

Citadel

91.2

Southern

307

Elon

91.1

Colonial Athletic

308

Florida A&M

91.0

Mideastern Athletic

309

Cleveland St.

91.0

Horizon

310

UT-Martin

90.9

Ohio Valley

311

Idaho

90.9

Big Sky

312

Central Arkansas

90.9

Southland

313

Eastern Kentucky

90.8

Ohio Valley

314

Fairleigh Dickinson

90.7

Northeast

315

Denver

90.5

Summit

316

Florida Gulf Coast

90.5

Atlantic Sun

317

Morgan St.

90.4

Mideastern Athletic

318

Hampton

90.4

Big South

319

New Orleans

90.4

Southland

320

Southern

90.3

Southwestern Athl.

321

Grambling

90.1

Southwestern Athl.

322

Longwood

90.0

Big South

323

Cal Poly

89.9

Big West

324

USC Upstate

89.7

Big South

325

Western Illinois

89.6

Summit

326

IUPUI

89.5

Horizon

327

Jackson St.

89.4

Southwestern Athl.

328

Wagner

89.3

Northeast

329

South Carolina St.

89.2

Mideastern Athletic

330

Northwestern St.

89.2

Southland

331

Coppin St.

88.9

Mideastern Athletic

332

Maine

88.8

America East

333

SE Missouri

88.7

Ohio Valley

334

Presbyterian

88.6

Big South

335

Binghamton

88.5

America East

336

SE Louisiana

88.4

Southland

337

Marist

88.2

Metro Atlantic

338

SIU Edwardsville

87.6

Ohio Valley

339

Tennessee Tech

87.3

Ohio Valley

340

Alabama A&M

87.2

Southwestern Athl.

341

Holy Cross

87.0

Patriot

342

Alabama St.

86.6

Southwestern Athl.

343

High Point

85.4

Big South

344

Houston Baptist

85.0

Southland

345

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.3

Southwestern Athl.

346

Incarnate Word

82.3

Southland

347

Kennesaw St.

82.2

Atlantic Sun

348

Howard

81.8

Mideastern Athletic

349

Central Connecticut

80.6

Northeast

350

MD Eastern Shore

80.5

Mideastern Athletic

351

Delaware St.

80.0

Mideastern Athletic

352

Mississippi Valley St.

78.4

Southwestern Athl.

353

Chicago St.

76.9

Western Athletic

 

Alphabetical

 

#

Team

PiRate

Conf.

1

Abilene Christian

97.7

Southland

2

Air Force

99.1

Mountain West

3

Akron

107.8

Mid-American

4

Alabama

111.7

Southeastern

5

Alabama A&M

87.2

Southwestern Athl.

6

Alabama St.

86.6

Southwestern Athl.

7

Albany

95.8

America East

8

Alcorn St.

92.4

Southwestern Athl.

9

American

95.9

Patriot

10

Appalachian St.

99.4

Sun Belt

11

Arizona

116.6

Pac-12

12

Arizona St.

108.1

Pac-12

13

Arkansas

112.9

Southeastern

14

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.3

Southwestern Athl.

15

Arkansas St.

97.6

Sun Belt

16

Army

93.6

Patriot

17

Auburn

112.9

Southeastern

18

Austin Peay

101.0

Ohio Valley

19

Ball St.

104.5

Mid-American

20

Baylor

117.3

Big 12

21

Belmont

105.9

Ohio Valley

22

Bethune Cookman

92.0

Mideastern Athletic

23

Binghamton

88.5

America East

24

Boise St.

106.0

Mountain West

25

Boston College

100.6

Atlantic Coast

26

Boston U

99.3

Patriot

27

Bowling Green

100.6

Mid-American

28

Bradley

104.6

Missouri Valley

29

Brown

96.9

Ivy

30

Bryant

96.5

Northeast

31

Bucknell

96.4

Patriot

32

Buffalo

101.3

Mid-American

33

Butler

114.0

Big East

34

BYU

112.9

West Coast

35

Cal Poly

89.9

Big West

36

Cal St. Bakersfield

95.9

Western Athletic

37

Cal St. Fullerton

94.4

Big West

38

Cal St. Northridge

94.2

Big West

39

California

99.6

Pac-12

40

California Baptist

99.0

Western Athletic

41

Campbell

94.1

Big South

42

Canisius

95.9

Metro Atlantic

43

Central Arkansas

90.9

Southland

44

Central Connecticut

80.6

Northeast

45

Central Florida

103.9

American Athletic

46

Central Michigan

99.2

Mid-American

47

Charleston

101.3

Colonial Athletic

48

Charleston Southern

92.4

Big South

49

Charlotte

100.8

Conference USA

50

Chattanooga

100.2

Southern

51

Chicago St.

76.9

Western Athletic

52

Cincinnati

110.3

American Athletic

53

Citadel

91.2

Southern

54

Clemson

107.2

Atlantic Coast

55

Cleveland St.

91.0

Horizon

56

Coastal Carolina

99.0

Sun Belt

57

Colgate

102.8

Patriot

58

Colorado

113.3

Pac-12

59

Colorado St.

104.6

Mountain West

60

Columbia

94.6

Ivy

61

Connecticut

106.8

American Athletic

62

Coppin St.

88.9

Mideastern Athletic

63

Cornell

93.3

Ivy

64

Creighton

112.2

Big East

65

Dartmouth

97.7

Ivy

66

Davidson

106.1

Atlantic 10

67

Dayton

117.3

Atlantic 10

68

Delaware

98.6

Colonial Athletic

69

Delaware St.

80.0

Mideastern Athletic

70

Denver

90.5

Summit

71

DePaul

107.0

Big East

72

Detroit

93.6

Horizon

73

Drake

101.3

Missouri Valley

74

Drexel

96.1

Colonial Athletic

75

Duke

121.6

Atlantic Coast

76

Duquesne

105.3

Atlantic 10

77

East Carolina

96.0

American Athletic

78

East Tennessee St.

108.9

Southern

79

Eastern Illinois

96.1

Ohio Valley

80

Eastern Kentucky

90.8

Ohio Valley

81

Eastern Michigan

96.4

Mid-American

82

Eastern Washington

100.0

Big Sky

83

Elon

91.1

Colonial Athletic

84

Evansville

93.8

Missouri Valley

85

Fairfield

95.0

Metro Atlantic

86

Fairleigh Dickinson

90.7

Northeast

87

Florida

112.3

Southeastern

88

Florida A&M

91.0

Mideastern Athletic

89

Florida Atlantic

97.7

Conference USA

90

Florida Gulf Coast

90.5

Atlantic Sun

91

Florida Int’l.

99.5

Conference USA

92

Florida St.

114.3

Atlantic Coast

93

Fordham

94.2

Atlantic 10

94

Fresno St.

100.8

Mountain West

95

Furman

107.2

Southern

96

Gardner-Webb

94.5

Big South

97

George Mason

100.5

Atlantic 10

98

George Washington

97.6

Atlantic 10

99

Georgetown

109.8

Big East

100

Georgia

106.2

Southeastern

101

Georgia Southern

101.1

Sun Belt

102

Georgia St.

105.3

Sun Belt

103

Georgia Tech

107.4

Atlantic Coast

104

Gonzaga

119.9

West Coast

105

Grambling

90.1

Southwestern Athl.

106

Grand Canyon

95.2

Western Athletic

107

Green Bay

96.3

Horizon

108

Hampton

90.4

Big South

109

Hartford

93.3

America East

110

Harvard

105.1

Ivy

111

Hawaii

99.4

Big West

112

High Point

85.4

Big South

113

Hofstra

101.3

Colonial Athletic

114

Holy Cross

87.0

Patriot

115

Houston

112.7

American Athletic

116

Houston Baptist

85.0

Southland

117

Howard

81.8

Mideastern Athletic

118

Idaho

90.9

Big Sky

119

Idaho St.

91.7

Big Sky

120

Illinois

112.9

Big Ten

121

Illinois Chicago

95.7

Horizon

122

Illinois St.

96.6

Missouri Valley

123

Incarnate Word

82.3

Southland

124

Indiana

111.8

Big Ten

125

Indiana St.

102.7

Missouri Valley

126

Iona

94.0

Metro Atlantic

127

Iowa

114.5

Big Ten

128

Iowa St.

108.9

Big 12

129

IUPUI

89.5

Horizon

130

Jackson St.

89.4

Southwestern Athl.

131

Jacksonville

95.7

Atlantic Sun

132

Jacksonville St.

95.7

Ohio Valley

133

James Madison

93.1

Colonial Athletic

134

Kansas

121.3

Big 12

135

Kansas St.

106.2

Big 12

136

Kennesaw St.

82.2

Atlantic Sun

137

Kent St.

103.8

Mid-American

138

Kentucky

113.6

Southeastern

139

La Salle

99.3

Atlantic 10

140

Lafayette

97.8

Patriot

141

Lamar

93.7

Southland

142

Lehigh

92.3

Patriot

143

Liberty

106.5

Atlantic Sun

144

Lipscomb

94.2

Atlantic Sun

145

Little Rock

101.9

Sun Belt

146

Long Beach St.

92.1

Big West

147

Long Island

95.4

Northeast

148

Longwood

90.0

Big South

149

Louisiana

94.7

Sun Belt

150

Louisiana Monroe

93.4

Sun Belt

151

Louisiana Tech

108.0

Conference USA

152

Louisville

116.1

Atlantic Coast

153

Loyola (Chi.)

106.0

Missouri Valley

154

Loyola Marymount

97.3

West Coast

155

Loyola (MD)

92.9

Patriot

156

LSU

112.5

Southeastern

157

Maine

88.8

America East

158

Manhattan

94.6

Metro Atlantic

159

Marist

88.2

Metro Atlantic

160

Marquette

113.0

Big East

161

Marshall

100.4

Conference USA

162

Maryland

115.9

Big Ten

163

Massachusetts

98.2

Atlantic 10

164

McNeese St.

95.9

Southland

165

MD Eastern Shore

80.5

Mideastern Athletic

166

Memphis

110.0

American Athletic

167

Mercer

95.9

Southern

168

Merrimack

95.0

Northeast

169

Miami (Fla.)

104.2

Atlantic Coast

170

Miami (O)

96.9

Mid-American

171

Michigan

112.5

Big Ten

172

Michigan St.

118.6

Big Ten

173

Middle Tennessee

92.5

Conference USA

174

Milwaukee

94.4

Horizon

175

Minnesota

111.2

Big Ten

176

Mississippi

104.4

Southeastern

177

Mississippi St.

110.7

Southeastern

178

Mississippi Valley St.

78.4

Southwestern Athl.

179

Missouri

106.6

Southeastern

180

Missouri-KC

96.3

Western Athletic

181

Missouri St.

101.0

Missouri Valley

182

Monmouth

97.1

Metro Atlantic

183

Montana

99.5

Big Sky

184

Montana St.

96.8

Big Sky

185

Morehead St.

91.4

Ohio Valley

186

Morgan St.

90.4

Mideastern Athletic

187

Mount St. Mary’s

94.2

Northeast

188

Murray St.

102.9

Ohio Valley

189

Navy

96.2

Patriot

190

Nebraska

103.3

Big Ten

191

Nevada

106.1

Mountain West

192

New Hampshire

93.5

America East

193

New Mexico

103.0

Mountain West

194

New Mexico St.

105.2

Western Athletic

195

New Orleans

90.4

Southland

196

Niagara

92.1

Metro Atlantic

197

Nicholls St.

98.3

Southland

198

NJIT

93.7

Atlantic Sun

199

Norfolk St.

94.0

Mideastern Athletic

200

North Alabama

93.3

Atlantic Sun

201

North Carolina

107.5

Atlantic Coast

202

North Carolina A&T

92.0

Mideastern Athletic

203

North Carolina Central

92.3

Mideastern Athletic

204

North Carolina St.

110.3

Atlantic Coast

205

North Dakota

96.0

Summit

206

North Dakota St.

101.3

Summit

207

North Florida

99.2

Atlantic Sun

208

North Texas

106.5

Conference USA

209

Northeastern

102.2

Colonial Athletic

210

Northern Arizona

97.6

Big Sky

211

Northern Colorado

103.9

Big Sky

212

Northern Illinois

99.4

Mid-American

213

Northern Iowa

108.6

Missouri Valley

214

Northern Kentucky

102.3

Horizon

215

Northwestern

103.8

Big Ten

216

Northwestern St.

89.2

Southland

217

Notre Dame

109.1

Atlantic Coast

218

Oakland

95.3

Horizon

219

Ohio

97.4

Mid-American

220

Ohio St.

115.4

Big Ten

221

Oklahoma

110.3

Big 12

222

Oklahoma St.

107.7

Big 12

223

Old Dominion

99.5

Conference USA

224

Omaha

97.3

Summit

225

Oral Roberts

102.7

Summit

226

Oregon

114.0

Pac-12

227

Oregon St.

106.0

Pac-12

228

Pacific

100.7

West Coast

229

Penn

101.4

Ivy

230

Penn St.

113.3

Big Ten

231

Pepperdine

101.1

West Coast

232

Pittsburgh

106.8

Atlantic Coast

233

Portland

94.2

West Coast

234

Portland St.

97.3

Big Sky

235

Prairie View A&M

97.5

Southwestern Athl.

236

Presbyterian

88.6

Big South

237

Princeton

98.3

Ivy

238

Providence

107.8

Big East

239

Purdue

112.7

Big Ten

240

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.9

Summit

241

Quinnipiac

95.0

Metro Atlantic

242

Radford

99.7

Big South

243

Rhode Island

108.9

Atlantic 10

244

Rice

95.2

Conference USA

245

Richmond

108.0

Atlantic 10

246

Rider

98.2

Metro Atlantic

247

Robert Morris

96.1

Northeast

248

Rutgers

112.2

Big Ten

249

Sacramento St.

98.5

Big Sky

250

Sacred Heart

97.5

Northeast

251

Saint Joseph’s

94.8

Atlantic 10

252

Saint Louis

105.3

Atlantic 10

253

Saint Mary’s

111.0

West Coast

254

Saint Peter’s

95.6

Metro Atlantic

255

Sam Houston St.

99.9

Southland

256

Samford

93.1

Southern

257

San Diego

97.1

West Coast

258

San Diego St.

114.8

Mountain West

259

San Francisco

105.3

West Coast

260

San Jose St.

92.2

Mountain West

261

Santa Clara

101.7

West Coast

262

SE Louisiana

88.4

Southland

263

SE Missouri

88.7

Ohio Valley

264

Seattle

97.5

Western Athletic

265

Seton Hall

115.8

Big East

266

Siena

97.7

Metro Atlantic

267

SIU Edwardsville

87.6

Ohio Valley

268

SMU

107.6

American Athletic

269

South Alabama

99.3

Sun Belt

270

South Carolina

106.2

Southeastern

271

South Carolina St.

89.2

Mideastern Athletic

272

South Dakota

99.5

Summit

273

South Dakota St.

102.1

Summit

274

South Florida

102.3

American Athletic

275

Southern

90.3

Southwestern Athl.

276

Southern Illinois

99.7

Missouri Valley

277

Southern Miss.

94.4

Conference USA

278

Southern Utah

101.6

Big Sky

279

St. Bonaventure

102.5

Atlantic 10

280

St. Francis (NY)

91.9

Northeast

281

St. Francis (PA)

97.4

Northeast

282

St. John’s

108.1

Big East

283

Stanford

110.6

Pac-12

284

Stephen F. Austin

103.1

Southland

285

Stetson

91.6

Atlantic Sun

286

Stony Brook

101.8

America East

287

Syracuse

109.4

Atlantic Coast

288

TCU

108.1

Big 12

289

Temple

105.9

American Athletic

290

Tennessee

109.9

Southeastern

291

Tennessee St.

94.6

Ohio Valley

292

Tennessee Tech

87.3

Ohio Valley

293

Texas

107.5

Big 12

294

Texas A&M

101.0

Southeastern

295

Texas A&M CC

92.7

Southland

296

Texas Southern

94.9

Southwestern Athl.

297

Texas St.

102.9

Sun Belt

298

Texas Tech

112.7

Big 12

299

Toledo

103.7

Mid-American

300

Towson

100.7

Colonial Athletic

301

Troy

93.6

Sun Belt

302

Tulane

99.7

American Athletic

303

Tulsa

106.8

American Athletic

304

UAB

98.2

Conference USA

305

UC Davis

96.0

Big West

306

UC Irvine

102.9

Big West

307

UC Riverside

97.3

Big West

308

UC Santa Barbara

99.4

Big West

309

UCLA

103.3

Pac-12

310

UM Baltimore Co.

92.1

America East

311

UMass Lowell

93.1

America East

312

UNC Asheville

93.9

Big South

313

UNC Greensboro

107.5

Southern

314

UNC Wilmington

91.3

Colonial Athletic

315

UNLV

102.6

Mountain West

316

USC

109.7

Pac-12

317

USC Upstate

89.7

Big South

318

UT Arlington

103.9

Sun Belt

319

UT Rio Grande Valley

94.5

Western Athletic

320

UT-Martin

90.9

Ohio Valley

321

Utah

104.3

Pac-12

322

Utah St.

109.9

Mountain West

323

Utah Valley

94.0

Western Athletic

324

UTEP

100.8

Conference USA

325

UTSA

98.8

Conference USA

326

Valparaiso

100.0

Missouri Valley

327

Vanderbilt

99.6

Southeastern

328

VCU

110.6

Atlantic 10

329

Vermont

107.2

America East

330

Villanova

113.2

Big East

331

Virginia

109.3

Atlantic Coast

332

Virginia Tech

108.2

Atlantic Coast

333

VMI

92.9

Southern

334

Wagner

89.3

Northeast

335

Wake Forest

104.5

Atlantic Coast

336

Washington

110.1

Pac-12

337

Washington St.

102.6

Pac-12

338

Weber St.

93.5

Big Sky

339

West Virginia

117.6

Big 12

340

Western Carolina

100.5

Southern

341

Western Illinois

89.6

Summit

342

Western Kentucky

104.5

Conference USA

343

Western Michigan

95.4

Mid-American

344

Wichita St.

111.4

American Athletic

345

William & Mary

100.1

Colonial Athletic

346

Winthrop

102.8

Big South

347

Wisconsin

111.8

Big Ten

348

Wofford

101.3

Southern

349

Wright St.

104.4

Horizon

350

Wyoming

92.8

Mountain West

351

Xavier

109.1

Big East

352

Yale

108.5

Ivy

353

Youngstown St.

95.5

Horizon

 

PiRate Ratings By Conference

 

#

America East

PiRate

1

Vermont

107.2

2

Stony Brook

101.8

3

Albany

95.8

4

New Hampshire

93.5

5

Hartford

93.3

6

UMass Lowell

93.1

7

UM Baltimore Co.

92.1

8

Maine

88.8

9

Binghamton

88.5

Avg

America East

94.9

 

 

#

American Athletic

PiRate

1

Houston

112.7

2

Wichita St.

111.4

3

Cincinnati

110.3

4

Memphis

110.0

5

SMU

107.6

6

Tulsa

106.8

7

Connecticut

106.8

8

Temple

105.9

9

Central Florida

103.9

10

South Florida

102.3

11

Tulane

99.7

12

East Carolina

96.0

Avg

American Athletic

106.1

 

 

#

Atlantic 10

PiRate

1

Dayton

117.3

2

VCU

110.6

3

Rhode Island

108.9

4

Richmond

108.0

5

Davidson

106.1

6

Saint Louis

105.3

7

Duquesne

105.3

8

St. Bonaventure

102.5

9

George Mason

100.5

10

La Salle

99.3

11

Massachusetts

98.2

12

George Washington

97.6

13

Saint Joseph’s

94.8

14

Fordham

94.2

Avg.

Atlantic 10

103.5

 

 

#

Atlantic Coast

PiRate

1

Duke

121.6

2

Louisville

116.1

3

Florida St.

114.3

4

North Carolina St.

110.3

5

Syracuse

109.4

6

Virginia

109.3

7

Notre Dame

109.1

8

Virginia Tech

108.2

9

North Carolina

107.5

10

Georgia Tech

107.4

11

Clemson

107.2

12

Pittsburgh

106.8

13

Wake Forest

104.5

14

Miami (Fla.)

104.2

15

Boston College

100.6

Avg

Atlantic Coast

109.1

 

 

#

Atlantic Sun

PiRate

1

Liberty

106.5

2

North Florida

99.2

3

Jacksonville

95.7

4

Lipscomb

94.2

5

NJIT

93.7

6

North Alabama

93.3

7

Stetson

91.6

8

Florida Gulf Coast

90.5

9

Kennesaw St.

82.2

Avg

Atlantic Sun

94.1

 

 

#

Big 12

PiRate

1

Kansas

121.3

2

West Virginia

117.6

3

Baylor

117.3

4

Texas Tech

112.7

5

Oklahoma

110.3

6

Iowa St.

108.9

7

TCU

108.1

8

Oklahoma St.

107.7

9

Texas

107.5

10

Kansas St.

106.2

Avg

Big 12

111.8

 

 

#

Big East

PiRate

1

Seton Hall

115.8

2

Butler

114.0

3

Villanova

113.2

4

Marquette

113.0

5

Creighton

112.2

6

Georgetown

109.8

7

Xavier

109.1

8

St. John’s

108.1

9

Providence

107.8

10

DePaul

107.0

Avg

Big East

111.0

 

 

#

Big Sky

PiRate

1

Northern Colorado

103.9

2

Southern Utah

101.6

3

Eastern Washington

100.0

4

Montana

99.5

5

Sacramento St.

98.5

6

Northern Arizona

97.6

7

Portland St.

97.3

8

Montana St.

96.8

9

Weber St.

93.5

10

Idaho St.

91.7

11

Idaho

90.9

#

Big Sky

97.4

 

 

#

Big South

PiRate

1

Winthrop

102.8

2

Radford

99.7

3

Gardner-Webb

94.5

4

Campbell

94.1

5

UNC Asheville

93.9

6

Charleston Southern

92.4

7

Hampton

90.4

8

Longwood

90.0

9

USC Upstate

89.7

10

Presbyterian

88.6

11

High Point

85.4

Avg

Big South

92.9

 

 

#

Big Ten

PiRate

1

Michigan St.

118.6

2

Maryland

115.9

3

Ohio St.

115.4

4

Iowa

114.5

5

Penn St.

113.3

6

Illinois

112.9

7

Purdue

112.7

8

Michigan

112.5

9

Rutgers

112.2

10

Wisconsin

111.8

11

Indiana

111.8

12

Minnesota

111.2

13

Northwestern

103.8

14

Nebraska

103.3

Avg

Big Ten

112.1

 

 

#

Big West

PiRate

1

UC Irvine

102.9

2

Hawaii

99.4

3

UC Santa Barbara

99.4

4

UC Riverside

97.3

5

UC Davis

96.0

6

Cal St. Fullerton

94.4

7

Cal St. Northridge

94.2

8

Long Beach St.

92.1

9

Cal Poly

89.9

Avg

Big West

96.2

 

 

#

Colonial Athletic

PiRate

1

Northeastern

102.2

2

Hofstra

101.3

3

Charleston

101.3

4

Towson

100.7

5

William & Mary

100.1

6

Delaware

98.6

7

Drexel

96.1

8

James Madison

93.1

9

UNC Wilmington

91.3

10

Elon

91.1

Avg

Colonial Athletic

97.6

 

 

#

Conference USA

PiRate

1

Louisiana Tech

108.0

2

North Texas

106.5

3

Western Kentucky

104.5

4

Charlotte

100.8

5

UTEP

100.8

6

Marshall

100.4

7

Old Dominion

99.5

8

Florida Int’l.

99.5

9

UTSA

98.8

10

UAB

98.2

11

Florida Atlantic

97.7

12

Rice

95.2

13

Southern Miss.

94.4

14

Middle Tennessee

92.5

Avg

Conference USA

99.8

 

 

#

Horizon

PiRate

1

Wright St.

104.4

2

Northern Kentucky

102.3

3

Green Bay

96.3

4

Illinois Chicago

95.7

5

Youngstown St.

95.5

6

Oakland

95.3

7

Milwaukee

94.4

8

Detroit

93.6

9

Cleveland St.

91.0

10

IUPUI

89.5

Avg

Horizon

95.8

 

 

#

Ivy

PiRate

1

Yale

108.5

2

Harvard

105.1

3

Penn

101.4

4

Princeton

98.3

5

Dartmouth

97.7

6

Brown

96.9

7

Columbia

94.6

8

Cornell

93.3

Avg

Ivy

99.5

 

 

#

Metro Atlantic

PiRate

1

Rider

98.2

2

Siena

97.7

3

Monmouth

97.1

4

Canisius

95.9

5

Saint Peter’s

95.6

6

Quinnipiac

95.0

7

Fairfield

95.0

8

Manhattan

94.6

9

Iona

94.0

10

Niagara

92.1

11

Marist

88.2

Avg

Metro Atlantic

94.8

 

 

#

Mid-American

PiRate

1

Akron

107.8

2

Ball St.

104.5

3

Kent St.

103.8

4

Toledo

103.7

5

Buffalo

101.3

6

Bowling Green

100.6

7

Northern Illinois

99.4

8

Central Michigan

99.2

9

Ohio

97.4

10

Miami (O)

96.9

11

Eastern Michigan

96.4

12

Western Michigan

95.4

Avg

Mid-American

100.5

 

 

#

Mideastern Athletic

PiRate

1

Norfolk St.

94.0

2

North Carolina Central

92.3

3

Bethune Cookman

92.0

4

North Carolina A&T

92.0

5

Florida A&M

91.0

6

Morgan St.

90.4

7

South Carolina St.

89.2

8

Coppin St.

88.9

9

Howard

81.8

10

MD Eastern Shore

80.5

11

Delaware St.

80.0

Avg

Mideastern Athletic

88.4

 

 

#

Missouri Valley

PiRate

1

Northern Iowa

108.6

2

Loyola (Chi.)

106.0

3

Bradley

104.6

4

Indiana St.

102.7

5

Drake

101.3

6

Missouri St.

101.0

7

Valparaiso

100.0

8

Southern Illinois

99.7

9

Illinois St.

96.6

10

Evansville

93.8

Avg

Missouri Valley

101.4

 

 

#

Mountain West

PiRate

1

San Diego St.

114.8

2

Utah St.

109.9

3

Nevada

106.1

4

Boise St.

106.0

5

Colorado St.

104.6

6

New Mexico

103.0

7

UNLV

102.6

8

Fresno St.

100.8

9

Air Force

99.1

10

Wyoming

92.8

11

San Jose St.

92.2

Avg

Mountain West

102.9

 

 

#

Northeast

PiRate

1

Sacred Heart

97.5

2

St. Francis (PA)

97.4

3

Bryant

96.5

4

Robert Morris

96.1

5

Long Island

95.4

6

Merrimack

95.0

7

Mount St. Mary’s

94.2

8

St. Francis (NY)

91.9

9

Fairleigh Dickinson

90.7

10

Wagner

89.3

11

Central Connecticut

80.6

Avg

Northeast

93.2

 

 

#

Ohio Valley

PiRate

1

Belmont

105.9

2

Murray St.

102.9

3

Austin Peay

101.0

4

Eastern Illinois

96.1

5

Jacksonville St.

95.7

6

Tennessee St.

94.6

7

Morehead St.

91.4

8

UT-Martin

90.9

9

Eastern Kentucky

90.8

10

SE Missouri

88.7

11

SIU Edwardsville

87.6

12

Tennessee Tech

87.3

Avg

Ohio Valley

94.4

 

 

#

Pac-12

PiRate

1

Arizona

116.6

2

Oregon

114.0

3

Colorado

113.3

4

Stanford

110.6

5

Washington

110.1

6

USC

109.7

7

Arizona St.

108.1

8

Oregon St.

106.0

9

Utah

104.3

10

UCLA

103.3

11

Washington St.

102.6

12

California

99.6

Avg

Pac-12

108.2

 

 

#

Patriot

PiRate

1

Colgate

102.8

2

Boston U

99.3

3

Lafayette

97.8

4

Bucknell

96.4

5

Navy

96.2

6

American

95.9

7

Army

93.6

8

Loyola (MD)

92.9

9

Lehigh

92.3

10

Holy Cross

87.0

Avg

Patriot

95.4

 

 

#

Southeastern

PiRate

1

Kentucky

113.6

2

Arkansas

112.9

3

Auburn

112.9

4

LSU

112.5

5

Florida

112.3

6

Alabama

111.7

7

Mississippi St.

110.7

8

Tennessee

109.9

9

Missouri

106.6

10

South Carolina

106.2

11

Georgia

106.2

12

Mississippi

104.4

13

Texas A&M

101.0

14

Vanderbilt

99.6

Avg

Southeastern

108.6

 

 

#

Southern

PiRate

1

East Tennessee St.

108.9

2

UNC Greensboro

107.5

3

Furman

107.2

4

Wofford

101.3

5

Western Carolina

100.5

6

Chattanooga

100.2

7

Mercer

95.9

8

Samford

93.1

9

VMI

92.9

10

Citadel

91.2

Avg

Southern

99.9

 

 

#

Southland

PiRate

1

Stephen F. Austin

103.1

2

Sam Houston St.

99.9

3

Nicholls St.

98.3

4

Abilene Christian

97.7

5

McNeese St.

95.9

6

Lamar

93.7

7

Texas A&M CC

92.7

8

Central Arkansas

90.9

9

New Orleans

90.4

10

Northwestern St.

89.2

11

SE Louisiana

88.4

12

Houston Baptist

85.0

13

Incarnate Word

82.3

Avg

Southland

92.9

 

 

#

Southwestern Athletic

PiRate

1

Prairie View A&M

97.5

2

Texas Southern

94.9

3

Alcorn St.

92.4

4

Southern

90.3

5

Grambling

90.1

6

Jackson St.

89.4

7

Alabama A&M

87.2

8

Alabama St.

86.6

9

Arkansas Pine Bluff

83.3

10

Mississippi Valley St.

78.4

Avg

Southwestern Athletic

89.0

 

 

#

Summit

PiRate

1

Oral Roberts

102.7

2

South Dakota St.

102.1

3

North Dakota St.

101.3

4

South Dakota

99.5

5

Omaha

97.3

6

North Dakota

96.0

7

Purdue Fort Wayne

93.9

8

Denver

90.5

9

Western Illinois

89.6

Avg

Summit

97.0

 

 

#

Sun Belt

PiRate

1

Georgia St.

105.3

2

UT Arlington

103.9

3

Texas St.

102.9

4

Little Rock

101.9

5

Georgia Southern

101.1

6

Appalachian St.

99.4

7

South Alabama

99.3

8

Coastal Carolina

99.0

9

Arkansas St.

97.6

10

Louisiana

94.7

11

Troy

93.6

12

Louisiana Monroe

93.4

Avg

Sun Belt

99.3

 

 

#

West Coast

PiRate

1

Gonzaga

119.9

2

BYU

112.9

3

Saint Mary’s

111.0

4

San Francisco

105.3

5

Santa Clara

101.7

6

Pepperdine

101.1

7

Pacific

100.7

8

Loyola Marymount

97.3

9

San Diego

97.1

10

Portland

94.2

Avg

West Coast

104.1

 

 

#

Western Athletic

PiRate

1

New Mexico St.

105.2

2

California Baptist

99.0

3

Seattle

97.5

4

Missouri-KC

96.3

5

Cal St. Bakersfield

95.9

6

Grand Canyon

95.2

7

UT Rio Grande Valley

94.5

8

Utah Valley

94.0

9

Chicago St.

76.9

Avg

Western Athletic

94.9

 

Conference Ratings

 

#

Conference

PiRate

1

Big Ten

112.1

2

Big 12

111.8

3

Big East

111.0

4

Atlantic Coast

109.1

5

Southeastern

108.6

6

Pac-12

108.2

7

American Athletic

106.1

8

West Coast

104.1

9

Atlantic 10

103.5

10

Mountain West

102.9

11

Missouri Valley

101.4

12

Mid-American

100.5

13

Southern

99.9

14

Conference USA

99.8

15

Ivy

99.5

16

Sun Belt

99.3

17

Colonial Athletic

97.6

18

Big Sky

97.4

19

Summit

97.0

20

Big West

96.2

21

Horizon

95.8

22

Patriot

95.4

23

Western Athletic

94.9

24

America East

94.9

25

Metro Atlantic

94.8

26

Ohio Valley

94.4

27

Atlantic Sun

94.1

28

Northeast

93.2

29

Southland

92.9

30

Big South

92.9

31

Southwestern Athletic

89.0

32

Mideastern Athletic

88.4

 

Conference Tournaments Begin In Five Weeks!

We receive this request every year, and this year is no different.  Five weeks from tomorrow the first of the 32 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Conference Tournaments begins when the Atlantic Sun, Big South, and Patriot League commence.

Very few websites (maybe just ours) gives you all the information about each conference tournament one handy piece.  You can do a web search for each conference and then still have to struggle to see all the pertinent details you might want to know.

Our site explains the tournament formats for you.

Unless otherwise noted, when you see the number of teams that make the conference tournaments, the brackets are the simple formulas.

For instance, in a regular 8-team format, the #1 seed plays the #8 seed with 2-7, 3-6, and 4-5 in the first round and the 1-8 winner plays the 4-5 winner and 2-7 winner plays the 3-6 winner in the second round.

In a 10-team format, the #7 seed plays the #10 seed with 8-9 in the opening round, and then the format is the same as the 8-team format.

In a 12-team format, the #5 seed plays the #12 seed with 6-11, 7-10, and 8-9 completing the first round, and then the format is the same as the 8-team format.

Some conferences do not adhere to this standard format.  There are Mid-Major and Low-Major leagues that give their top teams an advantage and want to guarantee they reach the semifinals, so the top two seeds receive byes.

Below are the formats, dates, and locations for each conference tournament.  When it gets to the week of the conference tournaments, we will give you times, schedules, and TV info.  Of course, as usual, we will have daily updates for the tournaments once they begin.

 

Conference

Site

Starts

Ends

Teams

American Athletic

Fort Worth, TX

March 12

March 15

12

America East

Higher-Seeds Host

March 7

March 14

8

Atlantic 10

Brooklyn

March 11

March 15

14

Atlantic Coast

Greensboro, NC

March 10

March 14

15

Atlantic Sun

Higher-Seeds Host

March 3

March 8

8

Big 12

Kansas City

March 11

March 14

10

Big East

New York

March 11

March 14

10

Big Sky

Boise, ID

March 11

March 14

11

Big South

Special (See Below)

March 3

March 8

11

Big Ten

Indianapolis, IN

March 11

March 15

14

Big West

Anaheim, CA

March 12

March 14

8

Colonial Athletic

Washington, D.C.

March 7

March 10

10

Conference USA

Frisco, TX

March 11

March 14

12

Horizon

Special (See Below)

March 3

March 10

10

Ivy

Cambridge, MA

March 14

March 15

4

Metro Atlantic

Atlantic City, NJ

March 10

March 14

11

Mid-American

Special (See Below)

March 9

March 14

12

Mideastern Athletic

Norfolk, VA

March 10

March 14

10

Missouri Valley

Saint Louis

March 5

March 8

10

Mountain West

Las Vegas

March 4

March 7

11

Northeast

Higher-Seeds Host

March 4

March 10

8

Ohio Valley

Evansville, IN

March 4

March 7

8 *

Pac-12

Las Vegas

March 11

March 14

12

Patriot

Higher-Seeds Host

March 3

March 11

8

Southeastern

Nashville

March 11

March 15

14

Southern

Asheville, NC

March 6

March 9

10

Southland

Katy, TX

March 11

March 15

8

Southwestern Athletic

Special (See Below)

March 10

March 14

8

Summit

Sioux Falls, SD

March 7

March 10

9

Sun Belt

Special (See Below)

March 7

March 15

10

West Coast

Las Vegas

March 5

March 10

10

Western Athletic

Las Vegas

March 11

March 14

8

 

Big South Tournament–First Round at higher seeded teams. Next two rounds at #1 seed, Championship Game at higher seeded team

Horizon League Tournament–First Two Rounds at higher seeded teams. Final two rounds at Indianapolis, IN

Horizon League Re-seeds teams after each round like the NFL Playoffs with top 2 teams receiving byes to the semifinals

Mid-American Tournament–First Round at higher seeded teams. Remaining rounds in Cleveland

* Ohio Valley Tournament has different 8 team format. The first round features #5-8 playing. The second round has the winners playing #3-4. #1 and 2 receive byes to the semifinals.

Southwest Athletic Tournament–First Round at higher sedded teams. Remaining rouns in Birmingham, AL.

Sunbelt Tournament–First Three Rounds at higher seeded teams. Last two rounds in New Orleans.

Sunbelt Bracket has Seeds 7-10 playing in 1st round, winners playing seeds 5 & 6 in second round, winners playing seeds, 3 & 4 in quarterfinals, with seeds 1 & 2 getting byes to the semifinals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 26, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For January 26, 2020

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Date

1/26/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Baylor

Gonzaga

Kansas

San Diego St.

2

Florida St.

Duke

Seton Hall

West Virginia

3

Louisville

Michigan St.

Dayton

Butler

4

Villanova

Oregon

Maryland

Iowa

5

Kentucky

Auburn

Colorado

LSU

6

Creighton

Penn St.

Arizona

Rutgers

7

Marquette

Illinois

Wichita St.

Arkansas

8

Ohio St.

Stanford

Indiana

Wisconsin

9

Houston

Florida

Saint Mary’s

Oklahoma

10

Memphis

Texas Tech

BYU

USC

11

Michigan

North Carolina St.

East Tennessee St.

Virginia Tech

VCU

12

Akron

North Texas

Liberty

Minnesota

Xavier

13

Stephen F. Austin

New Mexico St.

Vermont

Harvard

14

Loyola (Chi.)

Colgate

William & Mary

Wright St.

15

Little Rock

UC-Irvine

Murray St.

South Dakota St.

16

Montana

Winthrop

Monmouth

Norfolk St.

Robert Morris

Prairie View

First Four Out

Georgetown

Purdue

Alabama

Tennessee

Next Four Out

Richmond

Rhode Island

DePaul

Northern Iowa

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January 21, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For January 21, 2020

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College Basketball Teams Playing Tuesday

 

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Villanova

Butler

1.1

Kansas

Kansas St.

17.5

Kentucky

Georgia

10.0

South Florida

Wichita St.

-5.0

Northwestern

Maryland

-8.6

Purdue

Illinois

5.0

Kent St.

Northern Illinois

8.5

Ohio

Toledo

-3.6

Bowling Green

Eastern Michigan

7.2

Buffalo

Western Michigan

9.1

LSU

Florida

2.9

Miami (O)

Akron

-6.6

TCU

Texas Tech

-3.1

Clemson

Wake Forest

6.2

Iowa St.

Oklahoma St.

4.7

Duke

Miami

19.2

Wisconsin

Nebraska

12.9

Missouri

Texas A&M

10.2

Marquette

St. John’s

8.5

Saint Joseph’s

VCU

-12.2

Tennessee

Ole Miss

7.7

New Mexico

San Jose St.

14.7

San Diego St.

Wyoming

26.2

Utah St.

Air Force

12.6

 

 

 

January 17, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For January 17, 2020

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Date

1/17/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Baylor

Gonzaga

Kansas

Butler

2

Duke

San Diego St.

West Virginia

Michigan St.

3

Florida St.

Dayton

Auburn

Oregon

4

Seton Hall

Louisville

Maryland

Villanova

5

Wichita St.

Michigan

Colorado

Ohio St.

6

Kentucky

Creighton

Wisconsin

Arkansas

7

Stanford

Iowa

Arizona

Memphis

8

LSU

Penn St.

Rutgers

Marquette

9

Indiana

Illinois

Texas Tech

BYU

10

Saint Mary’s

Oklahoma

Florida

Purdue

11

Houston

Georgetown

Duquesne

Virginia Tech

N. Carolina St.

Xavier

12

Northern Iowa

Liberty

Akron

East Tennessee St.

13

Vermont

Georgia St.

William & Mary

Stephen F. Austin

14

New Mexico St.

Yale

Charlotte

Wright St.

15

Colgate

UC-Irvine

Murray St.

Montana

16

S. Dakota St.

Winthrop

Quinnipiac

Grambling

Saint Francis (PA)

Norfolk St.

 

First Four Out

Xavier

Minnesota

USC

TCU

Next Four Out

Virginia

Oregon St.

Texas

Georgia

 

Coming This Evening: Our look at the top 20 candidates from Mid-Major schools or assistants with major programs that could be April hires to become head coaches at Power Conference Schools.

 

 

January 15, 2020

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Butler

Seton Hall

4.8

South Carolina

Kentucky

-6.1

Syracuse

Boston College

10.3

Florida St.

Virginia

7.7

Georgetown

Creighton

1.7

Georgia

Tennessee

0.1

Duquesne

Fordham

16.0

North Carolina St.

Miami (Fla.)

6.8

East Carolina

Tulsa

-3.6

Saint Bonaventure

Massachusetts

6.8

Rutgers

Indiana

3.2

Saint Joseph’s

Rhode Island

-9.6

Baylor

Iowa St.

10.4

Marquette

Xavier

5.4

Oklahoma St.

Texas

4.0

Arkansas

Vanderbilt

13.0

Providence

St. John’s

3.4

Georgia Tech

Notre Dame

1.4

Alabama

Auburn

-2.3

Minnesota

Penn St.

2.8

Temple

Wichita St.

-1.6

Houston

SMU

8.0

Air Force

Boise St.

-0.7

Colorado St.

New Mexico

-0.1

UCLA

Stanford

-3.1

UNLV

San Jose St.

13.4

January 13, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For January 13, 2020

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Date

1/13/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Duke

Baylor

Gonzaga

Butler

2

San Diego St.

Auburn

Kansas

Michigan St.

3

West Virginia

Louisville

Oregon

Dayton

4

Wichita St.

Maryland

Florida St.

Kentucky

5

Villanova

Seton Hall

Ohio St.

Arizona

6

Michigan

Colorado

Stanford

Arkansas

7

Penn St.

Creighton

Memphis

Texas Tech

8

Wisconsin

Iowa

Marquette

BYU

9

Virginia

Indiana

Illinois

Purdue

10

Saint Mary’s

Houston

LSU

Oklahoma

11

Rutgers

VCU

Washington

Florida

Xavier

Georgetown

12

Liberty

Northern Iowa

Akron

Yale

13

Stony Brook

Western Carolina

Georgia St.

Stephen F Austin

14

New Mexico St.

Charlotte

Wright St.

William & Mary

15

UC-Irvine

Northern Colorado

Colgate

Belmont

16

North Dakota St.

Radford

Rider

Grambling

Bethune-Cookman

St. Francis (PA)

 

 

First Four Out

Virginia Tech

Duquesne

N. Carolina St.

Tennessee

 

 

Next Four Out

Oregon St.

TCU

Minnesota

Saint Louis

January 10, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For January 10, 2020

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Date

1/10/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Duke

Gonzaga

Kansas

Butler

2

San Diego St.

Baylor

Auburn

Michigan St.

3

West Virginia

Oregon

Maryland

Florida St.

4

Dayton

Ohio St.

Wichita St.

Louisville

5

Villanova

Michigan

Kentucky

Seton Hall

6

Penn St.

Colorado

Arizona

Memphis

7

Arkansas

Creighton

Virginia

Marquette

8

Iowa

Stanford

Rutgers

Texas Tech

9

Saint Mary’s

Florida

Houston

Indiana

10

BYU

Oklahoma

LSU

VCU

11

Xavier

N. Carolina St.

Wisconsin

Illinois

Washington

Georgetown

12

Liberty

N. Iowa

Akron

Furman

13

S.F. Austin

N. Mexico St.

Wright St.

Yale

14

Charleston

Stony Brook

Colgate

Charlotte

15

Murray St.

UCSB

N. Colorado

Little Rock

16

Omaha

Winthrop

Quinnipiac

Grambling

Robert Morris

Morgan St.

 

 

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Purdue

Richmond

Oklahoma St.

 

 

Next Four Out

USC

Utah

Duquesne

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Team

PiRate

Conference

1

Duke

122.6

Atlantic Coast

2

Kansas

121.8

Big 12

3

Michigan St.

120.3

Big Ten

4

Gonzaga

117.6

West Coast

5

Ohio St.

117.5

Big Ten

6

Arizona

117.0

Pac-12

7

Maryland

116.8

Big Ten

8

Louisville

116.1

Atlantic Coast

9

Dayton

116.0

Atlantic 10

10

Baylor

115.7

Big 12

11

Butler

115.4

Big East

12

Florida St.

115.1

Atlantic Coast

13

Seton Hall

115.0

Big East

14

West Virginia

114.9

Big 12

15

Auburn

114.8

Southeastern

16

Kentucky

114.7

Southeastern

17

Oregon

114.6

Pac-12

18

Michigan

113.9

Big Ten

19

San Diego St.

113.6

Mountain West

20

Penn St.

112.9

Big Ten

21

Florida

112.9

Southeastern

22

LSU

112.9

Southeastern

23

Villanova

112.8

Big East

24

Memphis

112.7

American Athletic

25

BYU

112.7

West Coast

26

Iowa

112.6

Big Ten

27

Texas Tech

112.6

Big 12

28

Illinois

112.3

Big Ten

29

Houston

112.3

American Athletic

30

Purdue

112.3

Big Ten

31

Marquette

112.2

Big East

32

Wichita St.

112.2

Big East

33

Arkansas

112.1

Southeastern

34

Wisconsin

112.0

Big Ten

35

Rutgers

111.8

Big Ten

36

Colorado

111.6

Pac-12

37

Saint Mary’s

111.4

West Coast

38

VCU

111.2

Atlantic 10

39

Minnesota

111.2

Big Ten

40

Indiana

111.0

Big Ten

41

Xavier

110.9

Big East

42

Washington

110.8

Pac-12

43

Creighton

110.8

Big East

44

North Carolina St.

110.7

Atlantic Coast

45

Georgetown

110.6

Big East

46

Alabama

110.6

Southeastern

47

Oklahoma

110.5

Big 12

48

Virginia

110.2

Atlantic Coast

49

Tennessee

110.0

Southeastern

50

Cincinnati

109.7

American Athletic

51

Stanford

109.6

Pac-12

52

TCU

109.2

Big 12

53

Missouri

109.0

Southeastern

54

Iowa St.

108.9

Big 12

55

Oklahoma St.

108.9

Big 12

56

Utah St.

108.9

Mountain West

57

Notre Dame

108.8

Atlantic Coast

58

East Tennessee St.

108.6

Southern

59

North Carolina

108.6

Atlantic Coast

60

Georgia

108.3

Southeastern

61

Mississippi St.

108.3

Southeastern

62

Richmond

108.3

Atlantic 10

63

Providence

108.2

Big East

64

Yale

108.2

Ivy

65

Virginia Tech

108.0

Atlantic Coast

66

Furman

107.9

Southern

67

Liberty

107.9

Atlantic Sun

68

Temple

107.8

American Athletic

69

Oregon St.

107.7

Pac-12

70

Duquesne

107.6

Atlantic 10

71

Louisiana Tech

107.5

Conference USA

72

St. John’s

107.4

Big East

73

Belmont

107.4

Ohio Valley

74

Syracuse

107.4

Atlantic Coast

75

Pittsburgh

107.3

Atlantic Coast

76

Texas

107.3

Big 12

77

DePaul

107.3

Big East

78

Arizona St.

107.2

Pac-12

79

Rhode Island

107.2

Atlantic 10

80

SMU

107.2

American Athletic

81

USC

107.1

Pac-12

82

Connecticut

106.9

American Athletic

83

Georgia Tech

106.7

Atlantic Coast

84

Northern Iowa

106.5

Missouri Valley

85

Vermont

106.4

American East

86

Akron

106.3

Mid-American

87

Davidson

106.3

Atlantic 10

88

UNC Greensboro

106.2

Southern

89

Clemson

106.2

Atlantic Coast

90

Miami (Fla.)

105.9

Atlantic Coast

91

Kansas St.

105.8

Big 12

92

New Mexico St.

105.8

Western Athletic

93

New Mexico

105.6

Mountain West

94

Utah

105.6

Pac-12

95

Nevada

105.4

Mountain West

96

Harvard

105.3

Ivy

97

Kent St.

105.2

Mid-American

98

Wake Forest

105.2

Atlantic Coast

99

Mississippi

105.1

Southeastern

100

San Francisco

104.9

West Coast

101

Georgia St.

104.7

Sun Belt

102

Ball St.

104.6

Mid-American

103

Boise St.

104.6

Mountain West

104

Toledo

104.5

Mid-American

105

Bradley

104.5

Missouri Valley

106

Northwestern

104.3

Big Ten

107

Wright St.

104.2

Horizon

108

Western Kentucky

104.2

Conference USA

109

Saint Louis

104.1

Atlantic 10

110

UCLA

104.0

Pac-12

111

Central Florida

104.0

American Athletic

112

South Carolina

103.9

Southeastern

113

Loyola (Chi.)

103.7

Missouri Valley

114

North Texas

103.3

Conference USA

115

Vanderbilt

103.2

Southeastern

116

Tulsa

103.1

American Athletic

117

South Florida

103.1

American Athletic

118

UC Irvine

103.0

Big West

119

Charleston

102.9

Colonial Athletic

120

St. Bonaventure

102.8

Atlantic 10

121

Wofford

102.7

Southern

122

Nebraska

102.6

Big Ten

123

Stony Brook

102.5

American East

124

Indiana St.

102.5

Missouri Valley

125

Murray St.

102.5

Ohio Valley

126

Stephen F. Austin

102.4

Southland

127

Northern Colorado

102.4

Big Sky

128

Fresno St.

102.3

Mountain West

129

Penn

102.3

Ivy

130

UT Arlington

102.2

Southland

131

Boston College

102.2

Atlantic Coast

132

Colgate

102.2

Patriot

133

Washington St.

102.1

Pac-12

134

Radford

102.0

Big South

135

Winthrop

101.9

Big South

136

Missouri St.

101.8

Missouri Valley

137

Hofstra

101.8

Colonial Athletic

138

Northeastern

101.7

Colonial Athletic

139

Colorado St.

101.7

Mountain West

140

UTEP

101.6

Conference USA

141

UNLV

101.6

Mountain West

142

Texas St.

101.5

Sun Belt

143

Marshall

101.5

Conference USA

144

UC Santa Barbara

101.4

Big West

145

South Dakota St.

101.3

Summit

146

Drake

101.3

Missouri Valley

147

Santa Clara

101.2

West Coast

148

North Dakota St.

101.2

Summit

149

Northern Kentucky

101.0

Horizon

150

Oral Roberts

101.0

Summit

151

William & Mary

100.9

Colonial Athletic

152

Texas A&M

100.9

Southeastern

153

Buffalo

100.9

Mid-American

154

Georgia Southern

100.8

Sun Belt

155

Southern Utah

100.8

Big Sky

156

Western Carolina

100.8

Southern

157

Coastal Carolina

100.8

Sun Belt

158

George Mason

100.7

Atlantic 10

159

Pacific

100.5

West Coast

160

Hawaii

100.3

Big West

161

Pepperdine

100.2

West Coast

162

UAB

100.2

Conference USA

163

Little Rock

100.2

Sun Belt

164

La Salle

100.1

Atlantic 10

165

Tulane

100.1

American Athletic

166

North Florida

100.1

Atlantic Sun

167

Air Force

99.9

Mountain West

168

Bowling Green

99.9

Mid-American

169

Appalachian St.

99.9

Sun Belt

170

Northern Illinois

99.9

Mid-American

171

Charlotte

99.9

Conference USA

172

Sam Houston St.

99.8

Southland

173

St. Francis (PA)

99.7

Northeast

174

Valparaiso

99.5

Missouri Valley

175

Massachusetts

99.5

Atlantic 10

176

Montana

99.5

Big Sky

177

California Baptist

99.4

Western Athletic

178

California

99.4

Pac-12

179

Old Dominion

99.3

Conference USA

180

Towson

99.3

Colonial Athletic

181

Florida Int’l.

99.3

Conference USA

182

Eastern Washington

99.3

Big Sky

183

Rider

99.2

Metro Atlantic

184

Delaware

99.2

Colonial Athletic

185

Florida Atlantic

99.1

Conference USA

186

South Alabama

99.1

Sun Belt

187

Southern Illinois

99.1

Missouri Valley

188

Central Michigan

99.0

Mid-American

189

Omaha

98.7

Summit

190

Austin Peay

98.5

Ohio Valley

191

Sacramento St.

98.5

Big Sky

192

Nicholls St.

98.4

Southland

193

UTSA

98.3

Conference USA

194

Princeton

98.1

Ivy

195

Chattanooga

98.0

Southern

196

Siena

97.9

Metro Atlantic

197

Sacred Heart

97.9

Northeast

198

Lafayette

97.7

Patriot

199

Ohio

97.7

Mid-American

200

Green Bay

97.7

Horizon

201

Miami (O)

97.6

Mid-American

202

San Diego

97.5

West Coast

203

Portland St.

97.4

Big Sky

204

Illinois St.

97.3

Missouri Valley

205

Boston U

97.2

Patriot

206

Loyola Marymount

97.2

West Coast

207

Dartmouth

97.2

Ivy

208

Bryant

97.2

Northeast

209

Brown

97.1

Ivy

210

South Dakota

97.1

Summit

211

North Dakota

97.1

Summit

212

UC Riverside

97.0

Big West

213

Oakland

96.9

Horizon

214

American

96.8

Patriot

215

Monmouth

96.7

Metro Atlantic

216

Eastern Illinois

96.7

Ohio Valley

217

Evansville

96.6

Missouri Valley

218

Eastern Michigan

96.5

Mid-American

219

Albany

96.5

American East

220

Samford

96.5

Southern

221

Montana St.

96.5

Big Sky

222

Youngstown St.

96.5

Horizon

223

Abilene Christian

96.4

Southland

224

Navy

96.3

Patriot

225

Rice

96.3

Conference USA

226

Quinnipiac

96.1

Metro Atlantic

227

Lipscomb

96.1

Atlantic Sun

228

Northern Arizona

96.1

Big Sky

229

Prairie View A&M

96.1

Southwestern Athl.

230

Grand Canyon

96.0

Western Athletic

231

Campbell

96.0

Big South

232

Missouri-KC

95.9

Western Athletic

233

Jacksonville St.

95.9

Ohio Valley

234

East Carolina

95.8

American Athletic

235

Bucknell

95.8

Patriot

236

Seattle

95.7

Western Athletic

237

Purdue Fort Wayne

95.7

Summit

238

Canisius

95.6

Metro Atlantic

239

Jacksonville

95.6

Atlantic Sun

240

Loyola (MD)

95.6

Patriot

241

Cal St. Bakersfield

95.6

Western Athletic

242

George Washington

95.5

Atlantic 10

243

Columbia

95.4

Ivy

244

UC Davis

95.4

Big West

245

Arkansas St.

95.3

Sun Belt

246

Robert Morris

95.2

Northeast

247

Louisiana

95.2

Sun Belt

248

Iona

95.2

Metro Atlantic

249

Tennessee St.

95.2

Ohio Valley

250

Louisiana Monroe

95.1

Sun Belt

251

Gardner-Webb

95.1

Big South

252

Portland

95.1

West Coast

253

Drexel

95.1

Colonial Athletic

254

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.0

Western Athletic

255

Milwaukee

94.9

Horizon

256

Manhattan

94.9

Metro Atlantic

257

Fairfield

94.9

Metro Atlantic

258

Utah Valley

94.8

Western Athletic

259

Illinois Chicago

94.8

Horizon

260

UNC Asheville

94.7

Big South

261

Western Michigan

94.7

Mid-American

262

Long Island

94.6

Northeast

263

Saint Peter’s

94.5

Metro Atlantic

264

Fordham

94.5

Atlantic 10

265

UMass Lowell

94.4

American East

266

Lehigh

94.4

Patriot

267

Troy

94.4

Sun Belt

268

Cal St. Northridge

94.3

Big West

269

Saint Joseph’s

94.3

Atlantic 10

270

Mercer

94.2

Southern

271

James Madison

94.2

Colonial Athletic

272

Cal St. Fullerton

94.0

Big West

273

Lamar

93.9

Southland

274

McNeese St.

93.8

Southland

275

Morehead St.

93.8

Ohio Valley

276

Norfolk St.

93.8

Mideastern Athletic

277

Southern Miss.

93.7

Conference USA

278

Weber St.

93.6

Big Sky

279

Bethune Cookman

93.5

Mideastern Athletic

280

New Hampshire

93.5

American East

281

Texas Southern

93.4

Southwestern Athl.

282

Middle Tennessee

93.3

Conference USA

283

Merrimack

92.9

Northeast

284

Cornell

92.8

Ivy

285

North Alabama

92.8

Atlantic Sun

286

Mount St. Mary’s

92.7

Northeast

287

Detroit

92.6

Horizon

288

VMI

92.5

Southern

289

UM Baltimore Co.

92.4

American East

290

Citadel

92.4

Southern

291

Texas A&M CC

92.3

Southland

292

Grambling

92.3

Southwestern Athl.

293

Hartford

92.2

American East

294

Wyoming

92.1

Mountain West

295

San Jose St.

92.0

Mountain West

296

NJIT

91.9

Atlantic Sun

297

Army

91.8

Patriot

298

Fairleigh Dickinson

91.6

Northeast

299

Morgan St.

91.6

Mideastern Athletic

300

New Orleans

91.5

Southland

301

Idaho St.

91.4

Big Sky

302

UT-Martin

91.4

Ohio Valley

303

IUPUI

91.4

Horizon

304

Wagner

91.2

Northeast

305

Cleveland St.

91.1

Horizon

306

Niagara

91.1

Metro Atlantic

307

North Carolina Central

90.9

Mideastern Athletic

308

UNC Wilmington

90.8

Colonial Athletic

309

Long Beach St.

90.8

Big West

310

Elon

90.5

Colonial Athletic

311

Longwood

90.4

Big South

312

Stetson

90.2

Atlantic Sun

313

Idaho

90.2

Big Sky

314

Florida Gulf Coast

90.1

Atlantic Sun

315

Alcorn St.

90.0

Southwestern Athl.

316

SE Missouri

90.0

Ohio Valley

317

St. Francis (NY)

89.9

Northeast

318

Florida A&M

89.8

Mideastern Athletic

319

Binghamton

89.8

American East

320

Hampton

89.7

Big South

321

USC Upstate

89.7

Big South

322

Charleston Southern

89.6

Big South

323

Eastern Kentucky

89.6

Ohio Valley

324

North Carolina A&T

89.5

Mideastern Athletic

325

Western Illinois

89.4

Summit

326

Southern

89.4

Southwestern Athl.

327

Central Arkansas

89.3

Southland

328

Denver

89.3

Summit

329

SE Louisiana

89.2

Southland

330

Cal Poly

88.9

Big West

331

Jackson St.

88.7

Southwestern Athl.

332

Coppin St.

88.6

Mideastern Athletic

333

South Carolina St.

88.3

Mideastern Athletic

334

Northwestern St.

88.3

Southland

335

Holy Cross

88.2

Patriot

336

Alabama A&M

87.8

Southwestern Athl.

337

Marist

87.7

Metro Atlantic

338

Tennessee Tech

87.6

Ohio Valley

339

SIU Edwardsville

87.6

Ohio Valley

340

Presbyterian

87.5

Big South

341

Alabama St.

87.1

Southwestern Athl.

342

Maine

86.8

American East

343

Houston Baptist

86.5

Southland

344

High Point

86.0

Big South

345

Arkansas Pine Bluff

85.0

Southwestern Athl.

346

Kennesaw St.

84.7

Atlantic Sun

347

Incarnate Word

83.2

Southland

348

Howard

81.8

Mideastern Athletic

349

MD Eastern Shore

81.8

Mideastern Athletic

350

Central Connecticut

81.3

Northeast

351

Delaware St.

80.7

Mideastern Athletic

352

Chicago St.

77.8

Western Athletic

353

Mississippi Valley St.

77.0

Southwestern Athl.

 

Alphabetical

 

Team

PiRate

Conf.

Abilene Christian

96.4

Southland

Air Force

99.9

Mountain West

Akron

106.3

Mid-American

Alabama

110.6

Southeastern

Alabama A&M

87.8

Southwestern Athl.

Alabama St.

87.1

Southwestern Athl.

Albany

96.5

American East

Alcorn St.

90.0

Southwestern Athl.

American

96.8

Patriot

Appalachian St.

99.9

Sun Belt

Arizona

117.0

Pac-12

Arizona St.

107.2

Pac-12

Arkansas

112.1

Southeastern

Arkansas Pine Bluff

85.0

Southwestern Athl.

Arkansas St.

95.3

Sun Belt

Army

91.8

Patriot

Auburn

114.8

Southeastern

Austin Peay

98.5

Ohio Valley

Ball St.

104.6

Mid-American

Baylor

115.7

Big 12

Belmont

107.4

Ohio Valley

Bethune Cookman

93.5

Mideastern Athletic

Binghamton

89.8

American East

Boise St.

104.6

Mountain West

Boston College

102.2

Atlantic Coast

Boston U

97.2

Patriot

Bowling Green

99.9

Mid-American

Bradley

104.5

Missouri Valley

Brown

97.1

Ivy

Bryant

97.2

Northeast

Bucknell

95.8

Patriot

Buffalo

100.9

Mid-American

Butler

115.4

Big East

BYU

112.7

West Coast

Cal Poly

88.9

Big West

Cal St. Bakersfield

95.6

Western Athletic

Cal St. Fullerton

94.0

Big West

Cal St. Northridge

94.3

Big West

California

99.4

Pac-12

California Baptist

99.4

Western Athletic

Campbell

96.0

Big South

Canisius

95.6

Metro Atlantic

Central Arkansas

89.3

Southland

Central Connecticut

81.3

Northeast

Central Florida

104.0

American Athletic

Central Michigan

99.0

Mid-American

Charleston

102.9

Colonial Athletic

Charleston Southern

89.6

Big South

Charlotte

99.9

Conference USA

Chattanooga

98.0

Southern

Chicago St.

77.8

Western Athletic

Cincinnati

109.7

American Athletic

Citadel

92.4

Southern

Clemson

106.2

Atlantic Coast

Cleveland St.

91.1

Horizon

Coastal Carolina

100.8

Sun Belt

Colgate

102.2

Patriot

Colorado

111.6

Pac-12

Colorado St.

101.7

Mountain West

Columbia

95.4

Ivy

Connecticut

106.9

American Athletic

Coppin St.

88.6

Mideastern Athletic

Cornell

92.8

Ivy

Creighton

110.8

Big East

Dartmouth

97.2

Ivy

Davidson

106.3

Atlantic 10

Dayton

116.0

Atlantic 10

Delaware

99.2

Colonial Athletic

Delaware St.

80.7

Mideastern Athletic

Denver

89.3

Summit

DePaul

107.3

Big East

Detroit

92.6

Horizon

Drake

101.3

Missouri Valley

Drexel

95.1

Colonial Athletic

Duke

122.6

Atlantic Coast

Duquesne

107.6

Atlantic 10

East Carolina

95.8

American Athletic

East Tennessee St.

108.6

Southern

Eastern Illinois

96.7

Ohio Valley

Eastern Kentucky

89.6

Ohio Valley

Eastern Michigan

96.5

Mid-American

Eastern Washington

99.3

Big Sky

Elon

90.5

Colonial Athletic

Evansville

96.6

Missouri Valley

Fairfield

94.9

Metro Atlantic

Fairleigh Dickinson

91.6

Northeast

Florida

112.9

Southeastern

Florida A&M

89.8

Mideastern Athletic

Florida Atlantic

99.1

Conference USA

Florida Gulf Coast

90.1

Atlantic Sun

Florida Int’l.

99.3

Conference USA

Florida St.

115.1

Atlantic Coast

Fordham

94.5

Atlantic 10

Fresno St.

102.3

Mountain West

Furman

107.9

Southern

Gardner-Webb

95.1

Big South

George Mason

100.7

Atlantic 10

George Washington

95.5

Atlantic 10

Georgetown

110.6

Big East

Georgia

108.3

Southeastern

Georgia Southern

100.8

Sun Belt

Georgia St.

104.7

Sun Belt

Georgia Tech

106.7

Atlantic Coast

Gonzaga

117.6

West Coast

Grambling

92.3

Southwestern Athl.

Grand Canyon

96.0

Western Athletic

Green Bay

97.7

Horizon

Hampton

89.7

Big South

Hartford

92.2

American East

Harvard

105.3

Ivy

Hawaii

100.3

Big West

High Point

86.0

Big South

Hofstra

101.8

Colonial Athletic

Holy Cross

88.2

Patriot

Houston

112.3

American Athletic

Houston Baptist

86.5

Southland

Howard

81.8

Mideastern Athletic

Idaho

90.2

Big Sky

Idaho St.

91.4

Big Sky

Illinois

112.3

Big Ten

Illinois Chicago

94.8

Horizon

Illinois St.

97.3

Missouri Valley

Incarnate Word

83.2

Southland

Indiana

111.0

Big Ten

Indiana St.

102.5

Missouri Valley

Iona

95.2

Metro Atlantic

Iowa

112.6

Big Ten

Iowa St.

108.9

Big 12

IUPUI

91.4

Horizon

Jackson St.

88.7

Southwestern Athl.

Jacksonville

95.6

Atlantic Sun

Jacksonville St.

95.9

Ohio Valley

James Madison

94.2

Colonial Athletic

Kansas

121.8

Big 12

Kansas St.

105.8

Big 12

Kennesaw St.

84.7

Atlantic Sun

Kent St.

105.2

Mid-American

Kentucky

114.7

Southeastern

La Salle

100.1

Atlantic 10

Lafayette

97.7

Patriot

Lamar

93.9

Southland

Lehigh

94.4

Patriot

Liberty

107.9

Atlantic Sun

Lipscomb

96.1

Atlantic Sun

Little Rock

100.2

Sun Belt

Long Beach St.

90.8

Big West

Long Island

94.6

Northeast

Longwood

90.4

Big South

Louisiana

95.2

Sun Belt

Louisiana Monroe

95.1

Sun Belt

Louisiana Tech

107.5

Conference USA

Louisville

116.1

Atlantic Coast

Loyola (Chi.)

103.7

Missouri Valley

Loyola Marymount

97.2

West Coast

Loyola (MD)

95.6

Patriot

LSU

112.9

Southeastern

Maine

86.8

American East

Manhattan

94.9

Metro Atlantic

Marist

87.7

Metro Atlantic

Marquette

112.2

Big East

Marshall

101.5

Conference USA

Maryland

116.8

Big Ten

Massachusetts

99.5

Atlantic 10

McNeese St.

93.8

Southland

MD Eastern Shore

81.8

Mideastern Athletic

Memphis

112.7

American Athletic

Mercer

94.2

Southern

Merrimack

92.9

Northeast

Miami (Fla.)

105.9

Atlantic Coast

Miami (O)

97.6

Mid-American

Michigan

113.9

Big Ten

Michigan St.

120.3

Big Ten

Middle Tennessee

93.3

Conference USA

Milwaukee

94.9

Horizon

Minnesota

111.2

Big Ten

Mississippi

105.1

Southeastern

Mississippi St.

108.3

Southeastern

Mississippi Valley St.

77.0

Southwestern Athl.

Missouri

109.0

Southeastern

Missouri-KC

95.9

Western Athletic

Missouri St.

101.8

Missouri Valley

Monmouth

96.7

Metro Atlantic

Montana

99.5

Big Sky

Montana St.

96.5

Big Sky

Morehead St.

93.8

Ohio Valley

Morgan St.

91.6

Mideastern Athletic

Mount St. Mary’s

92.7

Northeast

Murray St.

102.5

Ohio Valley

Navy

96.3

Patriot

Nebraska

102.6

Big Ten

Nevada

105.4

Mountain West

New Hampshire

93.5

American East

New Mexico

105.6

Mountain West

New Mexico St.

105.8

Western Athletic

New Orleans

91.5

Southland

Niagara

91.1

Metro Atlantic

Nicholls St.

98.4

Southland

NJIT

91.9

Atlantic Sun

Norfolk St.

93.8

Mideastern Athletic

North Alabama

92.8

Atlantic Sun

North Carolina

108.6

Atlantic Coast

North Carolina A&T

89.5

Mideastern Athletic

North Carolina Central

90.9

Mideastern Athletic

North Carolina St.

110.7

Atlantic Coast

North Dakota

97.1

Summit

North Dakota St.

101.2

Summit

North Florida

100.1

Atlantic Sun

North Texas

103.3

Conference USA

Northeastern

101.7

Colonial Athletic

Northern Arizona

96.1

Big Sky

Northern Colorado

102.4

Big Sky

Northern Illinois

99.9

Mid-American

Northern Iowa

106.5

Missouri Valley

Northern Kentucky

101.0

Horizon

Northwestern

104.3

Big Ten

Northwestern St.

88.3

Southland

Notre Dame

108.8

Atlantic Coast

Oakland

96.9

Horizon

Ohio

97.7

Mid-American

Ohio St.

117.5

Big Ten

Oklahoma

110.5

Big 12

Oklahoma St.

108.9

Big 12

Old Dominion

99.3

Conference USA

Omaha

98.7

Summit

Oral Roberts

101.0

Summit

Oregon

114.6

Pac-12

Oregon St.

107.7

Pac-12

Pacific

100.5

West Coast

Penn

102.3

Ivy

Penn St.

112.9

Big Ten

Pepperdine

100.2

West Coast

Pittsburgh

107.3

Atlantic Coast

Portland

95.1

West Coast

Portland St.

97.4

Big Sky

Prairie View A&M

96.1

Southwestern Athl.

Presbyterian

87.5

Big South

Princeton

98.1

Ivy

Providence

108.2

Big East

Purdue

112.3

Big Ten

Purdue Fort Wayne

95.7

Summit

Quinnipiac

96.1

Metro Atlantic

Radford

102.0

Big South

Rhode Island

107.2

Atlantic 10

Rice

96.3

Conference USA

Richmond

108.3

Atlantic 10

Rider

99.2

Metro Atlantic

Robert Morris

95.2

Northeast

Rutgers

111.8

Big Ten

Sacramento St.

98.5

Big Sky

Sacred Heart

97.9

Northeast

Saint Joseph’s

94.3

Atlantic 10

Saint Louis

104.1

Atlantic 10

Saint Mary’s

111.4

West Coast

Saint Peter’s

94.5

Metro Atlantic

Sam Houston St.

99.8

Southland

Samford

96.5

Southern

San Diego

97.5

West Coast

San Diego St.

113.6

Mountain West

San Francisco

104.9

West Coast

San Jose St.

92.0

Mountain West

Santa Clara

101.2

West Coast

SE Louisiana

89.2

Southland

SE Missouri

90.0

Ohio Valley

Seattle

95.7

Western Athletic

Seton Hall

115.0

Big East

Siena

97.9

Metro Atlantic

SIU Edwardsville

87.6

Ohio Valley

SMU

107.2

American Athletic

South Alabama

99.1

Sun Belt

South Carolina

103.9

Southeastern

South Carolina St.

88.3

Mideastern Athletic

South Dakota

97.1

Summit

South Dakota St.

101.3

Summit

South Florida

103.1

American Athletic

Southern

89.4

Southwestern Athl.

Southern Illinois

99.1

Missouri Valley

Southern Miss.

93.7

Conference USA

Southern Utah

100.8

Big Sky

St. Bonaventure

102.8

Atlantic 10

St. Francis (NY)

89.9

Northeast

St. Francis (PA)

99.7

Northeast

St. John’s

107.4

Big East

Stanford

109.6

Pac-12

Stephen F. Austin

102.4

Southland

Stetson

90.2

Atlantic Sun

Stony Brook

102.5

American East

Syracuse

107.4

Atlantic Coast

TCU

109.2

Big 12

Temple

107.8

American Athletic

Tennessee

110.0

Southeastern

Tennessee St.

95.2

Ohio Valley

Tennessee Tech

87.6

Ohio Valley

Texas

107.3

Big 12

Texas A&M

100.9

Southeastern

Texas A&M CC

92.3

Southland

Texas Southern

93.4

Southwestern Athl.

Texas St.

101.5

Sun Belt

Texas Tech

112.6

Big 12

Toledo

104.5

Mid-American

Towson

99.3

Colonial Athletic

Troy

94.4

Sun Belt

Tulane

100.1

American Athletic

Tulsa

103.1

American Athletic

UAB

100.2

Conference USA

UC Davis

95.4

Big West

UC Irvine

103.0

Big West

UC Riverside

97.0

Big West

UC Santa Barbara

101.4

Big West

UCLA

104.0

Pac-12

UM Baltimore Co.

92.4

American East

UMass Lowell

94.4

American East

UNC Asheville

94.7

Big South

UNC Greensboro

106.2

Southern

UNC Wilmington

90.8

Colonial Athletic

UNLV

101.6

Mountain West

USC

107.1

Pac-12

USC Upstate

89.7

Big South

UT Arlington

102.2

Southland

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.0

Western Athletic

UT-Martin

91.4

Ohio Valley

Utah

105.6

Pac-12

Utah St.

108.9

Mountain West

Utah Valley

94.8

Western Athletic

UTEP

101.6

Conference USA

UTSA

98.3

Conference USA

Valparaiso

99.5

Missouri Valley

Vanderbilt

103.2

Southeastern

VCU

111.2

Atlantic 10

Vermont

106.4

American East

Villanova

112.8

Big East

Virginia

110.2

Atlantic Coast

Virginia Tech

108.0

Atlantic Coast

VMI

92.5

Southern

Wagner

91.2

Northeast

Wake Forest

105.2

Atlantic Coast

Washington

110.8

Pac-12

Washington St.

102.1

Pac-12

Weber St.

93.6

Big Sky

West Virginia

114.9

Big 12

Western Carolina

100.8

Southern

Western Illinois

89.4

Summit

Western Kentucky

104.2

Conference USA

Western Michigan

94.7

Mid-American

Wichita St.

112.2

Big East

William & Mary

100.9

Colonial Athletic

Winthrop

101.9

Big South

Wisconsin

112.0

Big Ten

Wofford

102.7

Southern

Wright St.

104.2

Horizon

Wyoming

92.1

Mountain West

Xavier

110.9

Big East

Yale

108.2

Ivy

Youngstown St.

96.5

Horizon

 

PiRate Ratings By Conference

 

#

American Athletic

PiRate

1

Memphis

112.7

2

Houston

112.3

3

Cincinnati

109.7

4

Temple

107.8

5

SMU

107.2

6

Connecticut

106.9

7

Central Florida

104.0

8

Tulsa

103.1

9

South Florida

103.1

10

Tulane

100.1

11

East Carolina

95.8

Avg

American Athletic

105.7

 

 

#

American East

PiRate

1

Vermont

106.4

2

Stony Brook

102.5

3

Albany

96.5

4

UMass Lowell

94.4

5

New Hampshire

93.5

6

UM Baltimore Co.

92.4

7

Hartford

92.2

8

Binghamton

89.8

9

Maine

86.8

Avg

American East

94.9

 

 

#

Atlantic 10

PiRate

1

Dayton

116.0

2

VCU

111.2

3

Richmond

108.3

4

Duquesne

107.6

5

Rhode Island

107.2

6

Davidson

106.3

7

Saint Louis

104.1

8

St. Bonaventure

102.8

9

George Mason

100.7

10

La Salle

100.1

11

Massachusetts

99.5

12

George Washington

95.5

13

Fordham

94.5

14

Saint Joseph’s

94.3

Avg.

Atlantic 10

103.4

 

 

#

Atlantic Coast

PiRate

1

Duke

122.6

2

Louisville

116.1

3

Florida St.

115.1

4

North Carolina St.

110.7

5

Virginia

110.2

6

Notre Dame

108.8

7

North Carolina

108.6

8

Virginia Tech

108.0

9

Syracuse

107.4

10

Pittsburgh

107.3

11

Georgia Tech

106.7

12

Clemson

106.2

13

Miami (Fla.)

105.9

14

Wake Forest

105.2

15

Boston College

102.2

Avg

Atlantic Coast

109.4

 

 

#

Atlantic Sun

PiRate

1

Liberty

107.9

2

North Florida

100.1

3

Lipscomb

96.1

4

Jacksonville

95.6

5

North Alabama

92.8

6

NJIT

91.9

7

Stetson

90.2

8

Florida Gulf Coast

90.1

9

Kennesaw St.

84.7

Avg

Atlantic Sun

94.4

 

 

#

Big 12

PiRate

1

Kansas

121.8

2

Baylor

115.7

3

West Virginia

114.9

4

Texas Tech

112.6

5

Oklahoma

110.5

6

TCU

109.2

7

Iowa St.

108.9

8

Oklahoma St.

108.9

9

Texas

107.3

10

Kansas St.

105.8

Avg

Big 12

111.6

 

 

#

Big East

PiRate

1

Butler

115.4

2

Seton Hall

115.0

3

Villanova

112.8

4

Marquette

112.2

5

Wichita St.

112.2

6

Xavier

110.9

7

Creighton

110.8

8

Georgetown

110.6

9

Providence

108.2

10

St. John’s

107.4

11

DePaul

107.3

Avg

Big East

111.2

 

 

#

Big Sky

PiRate

1

Northern Colorado

102.4

2

Southern Utah

100.8

3

Montana

99.5

4

Eastern Washington

99.3

5

Sacramento St.

98.5

6

Portland St.

97.4

7

Montana St.

96.5

8

Northern Arizona

96.1

9

Weber St.

93.6

10

Idaho St.

91.4

11

Idaho

90.2

#

Big Sky

96.9

 

 

#

Big South

PiRate

1

Radford

102.0

2

Winthrop

101.9

3

Campbell

96.0

4

Gardner-Webb

95.1

5

UNC Asheville

94.7

6

Longwood

90.4

7

Hampton

89.7

8

USC Upstate

89.7

9

Charleston Southern

89.6

10

Presbyterian

87.5

11

High Point

86.0

Avg

Big South

93.0

 

 

#

Big Ten

PiRate

1

Michigan St.

120.3

2

Ohio St.

117.5

3

Maryland

116.8

4

Michigan

113.9

5

Penn St.

112.9

6

Iowa

112.6

7

Illinois

112.3

8

Purdue

112.3

9

Wisconsin

112.0

10

Rutgers

111.8

11

Minnesota

111.2

12

Indiana

111.0

13

Northwestern

104.3

14

Nebraska

102.6

Avg

Big Ten

112.3

 

 

#

Big West

PiRate

1

UC Irvine

103.0

2

UC Santa Barbara

101.4

3

Hawaii

100.3

4

UC Riverside

97.0

5

UC Davis

95.4

6

Cal St. Northridge

94.3

7

Cal St. Fullerton

94.0

8

Long Beach St.

90.8

9

Cal Poly

88.9

Avg

Big West

96.1

 

 

#

Colonial Athletic

PiRate

1

Charleston

102.9

2

Hofstra

101.8

3

Northeastern

101.7

4

William & Mary

100.9

5

Towson

99.3

6

Delaware

99.2

7

Drexel

95.1

8

James Madison

94.2

9

UNC Wilmington

90.8

10

Elon

90.5

Avg

Colonial Athletic

97.6

 

 

#

Conference USA

PiRate

1

Louisiana Tech

107.5

2

Western Kentucky

104.2

3

North Texas

103.3

4

UTEP

101.6

5

Marshall

101.5

6

UAB

100.2

7

Charlotte

99.9

8

Old Dominion

99.3

9

Florida Int’l.

99.3

10

Florida Atlantic

99.1

11

UTSA

98.3

12

Rice

96.3

13

Southern Miss.

93.7

14

Middle Tennessee

93.3

Avg

Conference USA

99.8

 

 

#

Horizon

PiRate

1

Wright St.

104.2

2

Northern Kentucky

101.0

3

Green Bay

97.7

4

Oakland

96.9

5

Youngstown St.

96.5

6

Milwaukee

94.9

7

Illinois Chicago

94.8

8

Detroit

92.6

9

IUPUI

91.4

10

Cleveland St.

91.1

Avg

Horizon

96.1

 

 

#

Ivy

PiRate

1

Yale

108.2

2

Harvard

105.3

3

Penn

102.3

4

Princeton

98.1

5

Dartmouth

97.2

6

Brown

97.1

7

Columbia

95.4

8

Cornell

92.8

Avg

Ivy

99.6

 

 

#

Metro Atlantic

PiRate

1

Rider

99.2

2

Siena

97.9

3

Monmouth

96.7

4

Quinnipiac

96.1

5

Canisius

95.6

6

Iona

95.2

7

Manhattan

94.9

8

Fairfield

94.9

9

Saint Peter’s

94.5

10

Niagara

91.1

11

Marist

87.7

Avg

Metro Atlantic

94.9

 

 

#

Mid-American

PiRate

1

Akron

106.3

2

Kent St.

105.2

3

Ball St.

104.6

4

Toledo

104.5

5

Buffalo

100.9

6

Bowling Green

99.9

7

Northern Illinois

99.9

8

Central Michigan

99.0

9

Ohio

97.7

10

Miami (O)

97.6

11

Eastern Michigan

96.5

12

Western Michigan

94.7

Avg

Mid-American

100.6

 

 

#

Mideastern Athletic

PiRate

1

Norfolk St.

93.8

2

Bethune Cookman

93.5

3

Morgan St.

91.6

4

North Carolina Central

90.9

5

Florida A&M

89.8

6

North Carolina A&T

89.5

7

Coppin St.

88.6

8

South Carolina St.

88.3

9

Howard

81.8

10

MD Eastern Shore

81.8

11

Delaware St.

80.7

Avg

Mideastern Athletic

88.2

 

 

#

Missouri Valley

PiRate

1

Northern Iowa

106.5

2

Bradley

104.5

3

Loyola (Chi.)

103.7

4

Indiana St.

102.5

5

Missouri St.

101.8

6

Drake

101.3

7

Valparaiso

99.5

8

Southern Illinois

99.1

9

Illinois St.

97.3

10

Evansville

96.6

Avg

Missouri Valley

101.3

 

 

#

Mountain West

PiRate

1

San Diego St.

113.6

2

Utah St.

108.9

3

New Mexico

105.6

4

Nevada

105.4

5

Boise St.

104.6

6

Fresno St.

102.3

7

Colorado St.

101.7

8

UNLV

101.6

9

Air Force

99.9

10

Wyoming

92.1

11

San Jose St.

92.0

Avg

Mountain West

102.5

 

 

#

Northeast

PiRate

1

St. Francis (PA)

99.7

2

Sacred Heart

97.9

3

Bryant

97.2

4

Robert Morris

95.2

5

Long Island

94.6

6

Merrimack

92.9

7

Mount St. Mary’s

92.7

8

Fairleigh Dickinson

91.6

9

Wagner

91.2

10

St. Francis (NY)

89.9

11

Central Connecticut

81.3

Avg

Northeast

93.1

 

 

#

Ohio Valley

PiRate

1

Belmont

107.4

2

Murray St.

102.5

3

Austin Peay

98.5

4

Eastern Illinois

96.7

5

Jacksonville St.

95.9

6

Tennessee St.

95.2

7

Morehead St.

93.8

8

UT-Martin

91.4

9

SE Missouri

90.0

10

Eastern Kentucky

89.6

11

Tennessee Tech

87.6

12

SIU Edwardsville

87.6

Avg

Ohio Valley

94.7

 

 

#

Pac-12

PiRate

1

Arizona

117.0

2

Oregon

114.6

3

Colorado

111.6

4

Washington

110.8

5

Stanford

109.6

6

Oregon St.

107.7

7

Arizona St.

107.2

8

USC

107.1

9

Utah

105.6

10

UCLA

104.0

11

Washington St.

102.1

12

California

99.4

Avg

Pac-12

108.1

 

 

#

Patriot

PiRate

1

Colgate

102.2

2

Lafayette

97.7

3

Boston U

97.2

4

American

96.8

5

Navy

96.3

6

Bucknell

95.8

7

Loyola (MD)

95.6

8

Lehigh

94.4

9

Army

91.8

10

Holy Cross

88.2

Avg

Patriot

95.6

 

 

#

Southeastern

PiRate

1

Auburn

114.8

2

Kentucky

114.7

3

Florida

112.9

4

LSU

112.9

5

Arkansas

112.1

6

Alabama

110.6

7

Tennessee

110.0

8

Missouri

109.0

9

Georgia

108.3

10

Mississippi St.

108.3

11

Mississippi

105.1

12

South Carolina

103.9

13

Vanderbilt

103.2

14

Texas A&M

100.9

Avg

Southeastern

109.1

 

 

#

Southern

PiRate

1

East Tennessee St.

108.6

2

Furman

107.9

3

UNC Greensboro

106.2

4

Wofford

102.7

5

Western Carolina

100.8

6

Chattanooga

98.0

7

Samford

96.5

8

Mercer

94.2

9

VMI

92.5

10

Citadel

92.4

Avg

Southern

100.0

 

 

#

Southland

PiRate

1

Stephen F. Austin

102.4

2

UT Arlington

102.2

3

Sam Houston St.

99.8

4

Nicholls St.

98.4

5

Abilene Christian

96.4

6

Lamar

93.9

7

McNeese St.

93.8

8

Texas A&M CC

92.3

9

New Orleans

91.5

10

Central Arkansas

89.3

11

SE Louisiana

89.2

12

Northwestern St.

88.3

13

Houston Baptist

86.5

14

Incarnate Word

83.2

Avg

Southland

93.4

 

 

#

Southwestern Athletic

PiRate

1

Prairie View A&M

96.1

2

Texas Southern

93.4

3

Grambling

92.3

4

Alcorn St.

90.0

5

Southern

89.4

6

Jackson St.

88.7

7

Alabama A&M

87.8

8

Alabama St.

87.1

9

Arkansas Pine Bluff

85.0

10

Mississippi Valley St.

77.0

Avg

Southwestern Athletic

88.7

 

 

#

Summit

PiRate

1

South Dakota St.

101.3

2

North Dakota St.

101.2

3

Oral Roberts

101.0

4

Omaha

98.7

5

South Dakota

97.1

6

North Dakota

97.1

7

Purdue Fort Wayne

95.7

8

Western Illinois

89.4

9

Denver

89.3

Avg

Summit

96.8

 

 

#

Sun Belt

PiRate

1

Georgia St.

104.7

2

Texas St.

101.5

3

Georgia Southern

100.8

4

Coastal Carolina

100.8

5

Little Rock

100.2

6

Appalachian St.

99.9

7

South Alabama

99.1

8

Arkansas St.

95.3

9

Louisiana

95.2

10

Louisiana Monroe

95.1

11

Troy

94.4

Avg

Sun Belt

98.8

 

 

#

West Coast

PiRate

1

Gonzaga

117.6

2

BYU

112.7

3

Saint Mary’s

111.4

4

San Francisco

104.9

5

Santa Clara

101.2

6

Pacific

100.5

7

Pepperdine

100.2

8

San Diego

97.5

9

Loyola Marymount

97.2

10

Portland

95.1

Avg

West Coast

103.8

 

 

#

Western Athletic

PiRate

1

New Mexico St.

105.8

2

California Baptist

99.4

3

Grand Canyon

96.0

4

Missouri-KC

95.9

5

Seattle

95.7

6

Cal St. Bakersfield

95.6

7

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.0

8

Utah Valley

94.8

9

Chicago St.

77.8

Avg

Western Athletic

95.1

 

Conference Ratings

 

#

Conference

PiRate

1

Big Ten

112.3

2

Big 12

111.6

3

Big East

111.2

4

Atlantic Coast

109.4

5

Southeastern

109.1

6

Pac-12

108.1

7

American Athletic

105.7

8

West Coast

103.8

9

Atlantic 10

103.4

10

Mountain West

102.5

11

Missouri Valley

101.3

12

Mid-American

100.6

13

Southern

100.0

14

Conference USA

99.8

15

Ivy

99.6

16

Sun Belt

98.8

17

Colonial Athletic

97.6

18

Big Sky

96.9

19

Summit

96.8

20

Horizon

96.1

21

Big West

96.1

22

Patriot

95.6

23

Western Athletic

95.1

24

American East

94.9

25

Metro Atlantic

94.9

26

Ohio Valley

94.7

27

Atlantic Sun

94.4

28

Southland

93.4

29

Northeast

93.1

30

Big South

93.0

31

Southwestern Athletic

88.7

32

Mideastern Athletic

88.2

 

What Stats Best Correlate To Winning in 2020?

 

To the love of all mathematics professors, the 21st Century has been the dawning of the age of analytics.  What was once considered a fancy of eccentric mathematics geniuses, maybe more properly suited for discussion at meetings of the Prometheus Society, now advanced sports metrics are not just accepted, they are leading front and center when game strategy is determined.

In the present time, prospective coaches and managers are frequently given tests to gauge their proficiency in analytics.  One baseball manager endured a six-hour long interview that required him to look at spreadsheets full of analytics data and asked to show the general manager what data was crucial.

Obviously, professional sports teams are leaving no analytical stone unturned and sparing no expense to discover how to maximize team efficiency.  It has now moved to the collegiate level as well, as nearly each of the 353 Division 1 College Basketball teams has at least one person in charge of analyzing advanced metrics.

A large number of fans follow along in this mathematical calculation.  There are numerous sites online that compute many of the same metrics that are used to determine how a team should be playing.  The result–most college teams today know exactly how to strategize their rosters for what they hope is maximum efficiency.  Of course, the human element still greatly affects these decisions, because players are not robots with computer chips.  John Q. Jumpshot will not connect on 41.7% of his three-point attempts in every game.  Joe Powers cannot grab 11.1% of all the available rebounds in every game.  Andy Assistman cannot get an assist on exactly one out of every nine possessions every night.

In baseball, it has become known over time that certain statistics tend to correlate to winning more than others.  For instance batting average is a very poor indicator of winning percentage in Major League Baseball.  On-Base Average and Slugging Percentage are better statistics that have better correlations.  Weighted On-Base Average (a stat created by the incredible Tom Tango) is an even better indicator.  Fielding Independent Pitching, once thought to be the most ideal pitching metric, has slowly been given less “oomph” as data has shown that some pitchers can cause batters to consistently not hit balls on the meat part of the bat.  Knuckleball pitchers may not strike out a lot of batters, but then unless their pitch spins twice on its way to the plate, very few batters will get clean wood on the pitch.

Basketball also has certain statistics that correlate better with winning games than other statistics.  Obviously scoring margin is an excellent stat, but what we are looking for are the stats that lead to better scoring margin and thus winning percentage.  How does regular field goal percentage rate at finding winning teams, and can a coach simply go with his five best shooters and hope to maximize wins?

What about the exact opposite?  What if a coach plays the five players that best limit opponents’ shooting percentage?  Will this lead to more victories than playing the five best shooters?

What about rebounding, the ability to block shots, or the ability to steal the ball?  Or, what about having the five best players at protecting the ball and limiting turnovers?

Let’s take a look at some of the more popular statistics and see how they correlate to the current NCAA basketball season.  We will look at each stat and then compare it to won-loss record.  We will use the stats as provided by Sports-Reference.com and the NCAA itself.

 

Offensive Field Goal Percentage

Rk

Team

FG%

Won

Lost

1

Dayton

52.5

13

2

2

McNeese State

51.9

6

9

3

Kansas

51.0

12

2

4

Gonzaga

50.1

17

1

5

Loyola (IL)

50.1

10

6

6

Stephen F. Austin

49.7

13

3

7

New Mexico

49.4

14

3

8

Louisiana State

49.2

10

4

9

Arizona

48.8

11

4

10

Brigham Young

48.8

12

5

11

Duke

48.6

14

1

12

Saint Mary’s (CA)

48.5

15

3

13

Oregon

48.4

13

3

14

Air Force

48.3

8

8

15

Furman

48.3

14

3

16

Tennessee State

48.3

10

6

17

Michigan

48.2

11

4

18

Murray State

48.2

10

5

19

Santa Clara

48.2

14

3

20

Belmont

48.1

11

5

 

There is an obvious correlation here, as the object of the game is to put the ball through the hoop to score points and to score more points than the other team.  However, the correlation is not terrific.  McNeese State is the second best shooting team in the nation with this plain, old-fashioned statistic, and they are 6-9 this year.

In past seasons, the field goal percentage correlation has been rather consistently similar to this season.  It is a wonderful thing to be able to shoot the ball in the basket better than other teams, but on the whole, there are other statistics with better correlations.

Defensive Field Goal Percentage

 

Rk

Team

dFG%

Won

Lost

1

Virginia

34.7

11

3

2

Memphis

35.0

12

3

3

West Virginia

35.7

12

2

4

San Diego State

36.3

16

0

5

Ohio State

36.3

11

4

6

Sacramento State

36.4

9

4

7

Louisville

36.5

12

3

8

Liberty

36.5

17

1

9

Yale

36.6

10

4

10

Washington

37.0

11

5

11

Michigan State

37.0

13

3

12

Vermont

37.1

10

6

13

Kansas

37.1

12

2

14

Butler

37.2

14

1

15

Arizona

37.2

11

4

16

Rutgers

37.3

12

3

17

Maryland

37.3

13

2

18

Missouri

37.6

8

6

19

UC-Irvine

37.7

8

8

20

Baylor

37.8

12

1

 

On the surface, this looks like it has a higher correlation with winning than offensive field goal percentage, and as a former basketball coach, I will confirm that a team that can prevent the opponent from getting good shots will win more consistently than a team that can shoot a high percentage of shots.  A great shooting team will have a few off nights, but a great defensive team will be more consistent.

There are still a couple of teams in this metric that are not world-beaters.  Sacramento State isn’t a team that you will see in the Sweet 16 in 11 weeks.  But, on the other hand, it is highly conceivable that 19 of these 20 teams will make the Big Dance.  So, we must conclude that dFG% is more predictive of overall success than offensive FG%, but there are still better indicators.

 

3-point Field Goal Percentage 

 

Rk

Team

3pt%

Won

Lost

1

McNeese State

42.1

6

9

2

Saint Mary’s

42.1

15

3

3

Air Force

41.5

8

8

4

Indiana State

40.9

8

6

5

Marquette

40.5

11

4

6

Northeastern

40.3

9

8

7

Brigham Young

39.5

12

5

8

South Dakota

39.3

10

7

9

Vanderbilt

39.3

8

6

10

Oregon

39.2

13

3

11

Lafayette

39.1

9

5

12

Georgia State

39.0

11

6

13

Alcorn State

38.9

5

8

14

Nevada

38.7

10

6

15

North Florida

38.7

10

8

16

Portland

38.7

9

8

17

Gonzaga

38.6

17

1

18

Saint Peter’s

38.6

6

7

19

Wofford

38.6

10

6

20

Stanford

38.5

13

2

 

This is obviously a much  weaker correlation than the prior statistics.  Once again, McNeese State throws a monkey wrench into this metric.  The Cowboys have a couple players shooting over 50% from behind the arc, but look at their 6-9 record.  Additionally, a majority of the teams in this list will not be hearing their names called on Selection Sunday.  To be honest, some of these teams are going to start Spring Break after just one conference tournament game in March.

 

Defensive 3-point Field Goal Percentage 

 

Rk

Team

d3pt%

Won

Lost

1

Arkansas

22.7

12

2

2

West Virginia

23.5

12

2

3

Sacramento State

25.1

9

4

4

Nicholls State

25.6

10

6

5

Nevada

26.1

10

6

6

Georgia State

26.1

11

6

7

San Diego State

26.2

16

0

8

Butler

26.4

14

1

9

Virginia

26.5

11

3

10

Northern Kentucky

26.9

10

6

11

Akron

26.9

12

3

12

Florida International

27.0

11

5

13

East Tennessee State

27.2

14

3

14

Yale

27.3

10

4

15

Oklahoma State

27.5

9

5

16

Jacksonville

27.5

8

9

17

Idaho State

27.5

5

8

18

Missouri

27.6

8

6

19

George Washington

27.6

6

9

20

Liberty

27.7

17

1

 

Just like the regular field goal percentages, three-point field goal defense has a better correlation to winning than offensive three-point percentage.  It’s not the best metric, but the correlation is higher than the offensive counterpart, and it has a bit weaker correlation than regular dFG%.

 

Rebounding Margin

 

Rk

Team

Reb Marg

Won

Lost

1

Houston

11.8

12

3

2

Murray St.

10.9

10

5

3

Illinois

10.8

11

5

4

Michigan St.

10.5

13

3

5

Pacific

10.4

14

4

6

UC Irvine

10.2

8

8

7

Rutgers

10.1

12

3

8

North Carolina

9.7

8

7

9

Indiana

9.7

12

3

10

Duke

9.2

14

1

11

UCLA

8.6

8

7

12

CSU Bakersfield

8.6

7

10

13

SFA

8.5

13

3

14

New Hampshire

8.4

8

7

15

SMU

8.4

12

2

16

Southern Utah

8.4

10

5

17

Maryland

8.2

13

2

18

Gonzaga

8.1

17

1

19

Utah St.

7.9

13

5

20

West Virginia

7.9

12

2

 

Here we have an interesting correlation.  North Carolina is the only anomaly in the top 10 in this stat, and the Tar Heels have suffered four major injuries to their roster.  In that time, their rebounding margin has come down.

It is obvious that if one team gets additional chances to score and limits the opponent from getting additional chances to score, then weaker shooting accuracy can beat better shooting accuracy.

This statistic tends to be more consistent than other conventional statistics.  The coaches that produce big rebounding advantages throughout their careers tend to place their teams in the top 20 of this stat year after year.  Tom Izzo teams always finish high up in this stat.  Mick Cronin’s teams have routinely been in the top 20 while at Murray State, Cincinnati, and now UCLA.

There are some outliers here.  Cal St. Bakersfield and New Hampshire are not likely to be playing in the NCAA Tournament, but as a whole, this stat has a decent correlation for a straight counting stat.

Let’s now get into some advanced metrics with rate stats over counting stats.

True Shooting Percentage

College True Shooting percentage is:   Points*100/ 2*(FGA+{.475*FTA})

Rk

Team

TS%

Won

Lost

1

McNeese State

62.3

6

9

2

Dayton

62.2

13

2

3

Air Force

61.0

8

8

4

Saint Mary’s

59.4

15

3

5

Northeastern

59.3

9

8

6

Lafayette

59.1

9

5

7

Brigham Young

59.0

12

5

8

Kansas

58.9

12

2

9

Western Carolina

58.9

11

3

10

California Baptist

58.8

11

5

11

Furman

58.7

14

3

12

Santa Clara

58.7

14

3

13

Gonzaga

58.5

17

1

14

Northern Iowa

58.5

13

2

15

Liberty

58.5

17

1

16

Utah

58.4

10

4

17

New Mexico

58.4

14

3

18

Wofford

58.3

10

6

19

Arizona

58.2

11

4

20

Southern Methodist

58.1

12

2

 

Once again, we have McNeese State making a metric to be less positively correlative.  The Cowboys will obviously win some games this year just by shooting the other team out of the gym, but don’t look for McNeese to be making the field of 68.

 

Defensive True Shooting Percentage

Rk

Team

TS%

Won

Lost

1

Virginia

43.8

11

3

2

Memphis

44.5

12

3

3

Sacramento State

44.6

9

4

4

West Virginia

45.2

12

2

5

Liberty

45.2

17

1

6

Butler

45.2

14

1

7

Ohio State

45.4

11

4

8

Yale

45.5

10

4

9

Michigan State

45.6

13

3

10

Washington

45.9

11

5

11

Maryland

45.9

13

2

12

Louisville

46.0

12

3

13

Stanford

46.1

13

2

14

San Diego State

46.2

16

0

15

Baylor

46.2

12

1

16

Akron

46.2

12

3

17

Arkansas

46.3

12

2

18

Rutgers

46.5

12

3

19

Kansas

46.6

12

2

20

Temple

47.1

9

5

 

Now, we’re getting somewhere.  This rate stat returns 20 teams with winning records.  Sacramento State rates rather high here, but their 9-4 record is actually proof that this metric has a lot of value.  This metric has a nice correlation with points allowed per possession.  If a team rates in the top 20 here, and they have just average rebounding and turnover rates, they are going to win a majority of their games.

 

Let’s take a look at pace.  How have the teams with the fastest pace fared as opposed to the teams with the slowest pace?  Can we find anything here?

 

Fastest Pace

Rk

Team

Pace

Won

Lost

1

Houston Baptist

80.4

1

11

2

Mississippi Valley State

80.3

0

13

3

Alabama

78.1

8

6

4

Eastern Kentucky

78.1

5

11

5

Citadel

77.9

6

8

6

Central Arkansas

77.9

4

12

7

Eastern Washington

77.7

9

6

8

Florida International

77.5

11

5

9

Central Michigan

77.1

9

6

10

Long Island University

76.4

6

9

11

Stephen F. Austin

76.4

13

3

12

Delaware State

76.3

1

14

13

Marshall

76.2

8

8

14

Green Bay

76.2

7

10

15

Memphis

76.0

12

3

16

Texas Southern

75.7

4

11

17

St. John’s

75.6

11

5

18

Sam Houston State

75.5

11

5

19

Buffalo

75.5

9

6

20

Texas-San Antonio

75.5

7

9

 

Ugh!  We have two of the weakest teams in D1 basketball at the top of this list!  This is a negative correlation if we’ve ever seen one.  Is this something that has been consistent throughout the years in college basketball?  It hasn’t always been this way.  The great UCLA, UNLV, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Duke teams from the past were some of the most up-tempo teams in basketball.

What we have here are poor teams where the coaches run up-tempo to keep fans in the seats and to try to attract better recruits, promising them that they can lead the nation in scoring.  Fans will turn out to see their team lose 110-100.  If they lose 50-45, they will stay home and watch reruns of Barney Miller or look at Messi the Puma on Youtube.

Slowest Pace

Rk

Team

Pace

Won

Lost

1

Virginia

60.2

11

3

2

Navy

61.3

8

6

3

Liberty

62.3

17

1

4

Marist

64.4

2

11

5

Southern Illinois

64.4

8

8

6

Fairfield

64.5

5

9

7

Wisconsin

64.5

9

6

8

Butler

64.5

14

1

9

Sacramento State

64.8

9

4

10

Nevada-Las Vegas

65.0

8

9

11

Radford

65.1

7

7

12

Pacific

65.1

14

4

13

Purdue

65.2

9

7

14

UC-Santa Barbara

65.3

12

4

15

Merrimack

65.3

8

8

16

Saint Mary’s

65.3

15

3

17

Fresno State

65.4

5

11

18

Wofford

65.5

10

6

19

Maine

65.6

4

12

20

UC-Riverside

65.7

11

6

 

Once again, this isn’t the best correlation.  Rik Smits isn’t walking through the door at Marist.  Walt Frazier isn’t going to lead Southern Illinois to riches this year.  As a whole, this metric is only marginally better than the opposite.  And, in past years, teams that led in slowest pace were teams that played deliberate offenses trying to steal victories with less talent than the opponent.  However, with the 30-second shot clock, teams with the slowest pace in their games are more likely to be the ones that play smothering defenses that prevent opponents from getting cheap open shots.

 

Advanced Analytics

Up to now, we have shown you easy calculations.  You can find these numbers online with ease.  What about more advanced stats?  What if we start to combine multiple stats in a linear method?  How about we handicap each stat based on formula set out in the works of other metric experts?  Is their a better correlation to be found in a metric similar to Tom Tango’s wOBA?

We at the PiRate Ratings follow the Four Factors of basketball created by Dean Oliver two decades ago.  The Four Factors are reall eight factors, because they are applied to both offense and defense.  They are:

  1. Effective Field Goal Percentage

  2. Turnover Rate

  3. Rebound Rate

  4. Free Throw Rate

There are differing opinions on how to calculate FT rate.  The original formula was FTA/FGA or the ratio of free throw attempts to field goal attempts.  Oliver believed that getting to the foul line was more important than free throw percentage.

Others altered this to FT Made/FGA, believing that adding FT% into the ability to get to the foul line was a better way to gauge success.  However, this stat can be a little misleading.  The team that is ahead in the final minutes frequently holds the ball to the end of the shot clock forcing the other team to foul.  Additionally, this means the leading team does not try to shoot a field goal, and thus this rate is artificially inflated.  And, since the leading team almost always wins, the correlation is stronger than it should be.

In 2011, on the Harvard Sports Analysis Blog, author John Ezekowitz offered an alternative that smoothed out the artificial inflation by removing the pace.  He believed that free throws made per 100 possessions was a better metric, and we concurred with his hypothesis.  Testing proved it to be a better indicator in the shot clock era.

 

Our PiRate Ratings uses an algorithm that combines The Four Factors Data with schedule strength to come up with a rating, so in essence our PiRate Rating for each team is a linear statistic similar to wOBA in baseball.  The one difference is that it takes wOBA and applies is to both offense and defense.  In essence, it is like combining offense, pitching, and fielding in baseball into one total cumulative stat.

 

Obviously, we are not going to reveal our algorithm to the public, but we can reveal the handicapped weightings that  have been accepted through the years by the analytics community.  To which, they are:

  1. Effective Field Goal Percentage 40%

  2. Turnover Rate 25%

  3. Rebound Rate 20%

  4. Free Throw Rate 15%

What if we calculated the Four Factors for every team and then applied this weighting above to find the top 20 teams in this linear formula?  Might it be more positively correlating than the other stats?

Here is the top 20 teams ranked by a combination of weighted Offensive Four Factors minus their weighted Defensive Four Factors.

 

Rk

Team

w 4F

Won

Lost

1

Houston

2.963

12

3

2

Pacific

2.886

14

4

3

UC-Irvine

2.885

8

8

4

North Carolina

2.851

8

7

5

Alabama-Birmingham

2.735

10

6

6

Illinois

2.677

11

5

7

Cal State Bakersfield

2.620

7

10

8

UCLA

2.610

8

7

9

Indiana

2.559

12

3

10

UC-Riverside

2.520

11

6

11

Missouri State

2.501

8

8

12

Tennessee State

2.500

10

6

13

Saint Peter’s

2.473

6

7

14

Nevada-Las Vegas

2.442

8

9

15

New Hampshire

2.316

8

7

16

Brown

2.271

7

6

17

Michigan State

2.262

13

3

18

Southern Methodist

2.204

12

2

19

Murray State

2.177

10

5

20

Navy

2.081

8

6

 

Are you a little bit surprised?  Did you expect this to end up with a perfect correlation, where the top 20 teams by won-loss record lined up perfectly one to 20?

This isn’t even all that positive of a correlation!  Houston is a good team, but Elvin Hayes and Don Chaney aren’t suiting up for the Cougars.  Phi Slamma Jamma this isn’t.  To even get to a national title contender this year, you have to go all the way down to #17 Michigan State.

What gives?  Ah, there is one major very important statistic missing here.

Let’s take a look at an unnamed baseball player.  We will call him Harold Horsehide so you cannot see who this real life baseball player is.  He is real, and he played first base and third base.  Here are his stats for one season in which he was named the Player of the Year by The Sporting News.

Batting Average: .317

On-base Average: .387

Slugging Percentage: .670

Doubles: 36

Triples: 14

Home Runs: 40

RBI: 126

Now, let’s compare him to another player.  We’ll call him Mr. Michael Carl.

Batting Average: .301

On-base Average: .426

Slugging Percentage: .495

Doubles: 32

Triples: 2

Home Runs: 23

RBI: 74

On the face of it, Harold Horsehide is a much better player than Michael Carl.  His stats blow Carl’s stats out of the water.  Harold is like Pacific in the example above, as his stats are rarely bettered in a season.  Michael’s stats are nice, but you could find stats that good, actually better, on every Major League roster today.

Ah, but there’s a big catch.  Harold Horsehide is actually former Los Angeles Angel/Florida Marlin/Chicago White Sox utility corner infielder Dallas McPherson.  But, these are not stats from any season he played in the Big Leagues.  These are his stellar 2004 Minor League stats with the Arkansas Travelers of the AA Texas League and the Salt Lake City Stingers of the AAA Pacific Coast League.  Throughout baseball, in 2004, the ball was the object that was juiced.

And, who is Michael Carl?  He’s Carl Michael Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame legend, and those stats shown are his numbers from 1968, the top year of the pitcher in modern Major League baseball history.

Yaz’s stats were much better and against much stronger pitching, plus his numbers must be compared to the rest of the American League, which hit a combined .230 with an on-base average of just .297, and a slugging percentage of just .339.

In other words, one cannot look at the advanced metrics alone without factoring in the strength of the opponents played.  Maybe you don’t see Kansas at the top of that final metric, but the Jayhawks have played a schedule to date even more difficult than what an average National Champion must face during March Madness!  While Pacific fattened up on teams you probably have never heard of, like Cal State Stanislaus and Pacific Union, Kansas has faced Duke, West Virginia, Villanova, Colorado, Stanford, Iowa State, Dayton, and BYU.  Their easier games include NCAA Tournament contenders East Tennessee State and UNC Greensboro.  ETSU has a win at LSU.

 

Conclusion: If you want a really successful metric that predicts future success, look at the Four Factors but then look at schedule strength.  Basketball is very much like thoroughbred horse racing.  The $10,000 claimer and the Grade 1 Classic horse may both win a 1 1/8 race at different tracks in the same time.  Put that claimer in the Kentucky Derby against the G1 winner, and he’s going to be farther out at the finish than the 1962 New York Mets.   Likewise, the top team in the Northeast Conference is not going to beat the bottom team in the Big East.  St. John’s would beat Robert Morris 98% of the time.  Apply the right schedule strength adjustment, and you get this top 20.

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Team

PiRate

1

Duke

122.6

2

Kansas

121.8

3

Michigan St.

120.3

4

Gonzaga

117.6

5

Ohio St.

117.5

6

Arizona

117.0

7

Maryland

116.8

8

Louisville

116.1

9

Dayton

116.0

10

Baylor

115.7

11

Butler

115.4

12

Florida St.

115.1

13

Seton Hall

115.0

14

West Virginia

114.9

15

Auburn

114.8

16

Kentucky

114.7

17

Oregon

114.6

18

Michigan

113.9

19

San Diego St.

113.6

20

Penn St.

112.9

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