The Pi-Rate Ratings

August 25, 2022

PiRate Picks for August 27, 2022

It’s football time in America! Yes, as of this writing on Thursday morning, August 25, football that actually counts in the standings is just 48 hours away.

Every year on Thursdays, the PiRate Ratings submit our selections in a just for fun environment. We never wager real money on our selections, and we encourage you not to do so either. That said, from past experience, we know that at least three dozen of you do monitor our selections and unfortunately risk your mortgage money on what you see here. In the case of two syndicates, there are systems where our weekly ratings are used to help figure which games to play. Last year, we discovered that one of these syndicates includes a very famous person. We don’t have permission to divulge this person’s name, and we are not even 100% sure this person knows that we now know, but a mutual friend in Nevada let the news slip.

It was our hope to feature some guest handicappers this year, but apparently that isn’t working out. When we last tried this feature, a smart and successful female handicapper totally dusted everybody else with a big profit, and we believe she chased away a lot of the guys that didn’t want to be shown up by “a girl.”

The opening week of the college football season only gives us seven games between two FBS teams. There are additional games between FBS and FCS teams, but unless something totally jumps out at us, we will not include FCS teams in this weekly feature.

Something else is new here this year. In the past two years, we have received a lot of comments from you stating that it was impossible for an average Joe to replicate our selections, because we searched all the sports books for the best odds. Most of you that do wager have accounts with one or at most two books. So, we are only going to use one book this year. Because it is the largest and legal in the most states, we will use the odds from Fanduel. Let us make this clear: we have zero relationship with Fanduel and do not receive any financial benefit from them. We only chose to use them because they are now legal in 17 states with another soon to join.

This year, we also plan to deviate from our normal plan of attack that we have used in year’s past. In recent years, we almost exclusively played Money Line parlays where the odds were +120 or more. With an average odds of about +145 odds, winning just three parlays out of seven returned a profit, albeit a small one of 3.5%.

This season, we plan to issue more straight sides and totals selections. We will most likely play no teasers, even though in the past, we did quite well with them. But, that required playing multiple books. One other thing we will not do this year, even though it has probably been our most reliable method in the 20+ year history of this site, is to play both sides or middling. This is an arbitrage gamble that requires playing one side immediately upon the publication of the opening line with belief that the line will move enough to allow you to take the exact opposite side with another selection. Say that the line between State and Tech opens at State by 9.5. Then, by Thursday morning the line has moved to State by 11.5. If you wagered on Sunday night taking State and giving the 9.5 points and then on Thursday, you took Tech and the 11.5 points, you would be guaranteed to win at least one of those selections. But if the final outcome of the game found State winning by 10 or 11 points, something that happens in about 1/6 of all college football games, you win both wagers. Winning both wagers just 1 out of every 19 attempts returns a profit. Doing so requires us to release two of these features a week–one late Sunday night, and then another on Thursday. We did this when we charged a nominal fee for the picks, but this is 100% free and open to the public, and please believe us, it is worth exactly what you are paying for it.

That said, let’s get down to brass tacks and talk about the opening selections for the 2022-23 College Football Season. As we mentioned, there are only seven games on the slate, and our belief in college football odds is that the margins are really accurate to start the season. The line originators and Sharp bettors have months to study the opening week, and they receive beneficial information to alter the spreads. We believe the value to start the season is on the totals, namely because the non-sharps bet a lot of money and frequently alter the number just enough to make it in the favor of the contrarian view.

Thus, we have isolated on three games where we believe we have the advantage playing the totals, and here they are:

#1: Connecticut and Utah State — UNDER 59 1/2

Jim Mora, Jr., takes over at UConn in what is a total rebuild from scratch. The Huskies were once strong enough to make the Fiesta Bowl, but now they have fallen to the point where they had to rally to beat Yale last year. We expect Mora to play a more conservative style of ball this year, trying to shorten games to hide the Huskies’ severe lack of depth. We also believe UConn’s defense will benefit from having to defend more plays, and there will be improvement in the defensive numbers.

Utah State is coming off a stellar year, but we expect the Aggies to be a tad weaker in 2022, at least at the beginning of the season until some young but talented players get some seasoning. The Aggies are favored by 28 1/2 points, and that almost entices one to risk it just on the number alone, but we don’t like playing either side on a spread this large. What we expects is that the game will be lower scoring than expected, something like 38-10 in favor of Utah State. That’s more than 10 points lower than the total for this game.

#2 New Mexico State and Nevada UNDER 49.5

What do you get when a team loses its head coach, its superstar quarterback, and a boatload of players in the Transfer Portal? Obviously, you get a much weaker team. What do you get when a program that has struggled to remain in FBS football brings in a quality head coach with an excellent staff? Well, in year one, it could be even worse than before for a month or two, but what happens when the new coach still believes you succeed in football by running the ball over and over until you can surprise the defense with a pass?

Nevada is basically starting over from scratch after former head coach Jay Norvell made what looks like a lateral move from Reno to Fort Collins. Superstar QB Carson Strong now plays (or sits) for the Philadelphia Eagles, and a lot of key players left Nevada when Norvell left. New coach Ken Wilson has never been a head coach before, and he brings in a staff that have more of a conservative, defense-first pedigree. The Air Raid offense gives way to a more pro-style with an emphasis on using tight ends rather than going 4 wide.

Former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill might still be in The Cities directing a Gophers’ program that might be the equal of rival Wisconsin in the West Division of the Big Ten. Epilepsy caused him to eventually give up the job, and after a couple years as an assistant, Kill resumes head coaching duties in Las Cruces. Kill hired longtime Division 2 head coach Tim Beck as his offensive coordinator. Beck’s offensive philosophy includes some of the “let your offense be your best defense” tendencies. He used to be a defensive assistant. Add to this that Kill likes to control the clock and keep defenses off the field, and the Aggies figure to give up less points in 2022 than they did in 2021.

There is a lot of smart money on New Mexico State’s side, and the margin has come down to 8 1/2 points. If it was 10 1/2, we might have wagered on the Aggies, but we believe that the inexperience on Nevada’s side in game one combined with the concentration on New Mexico State’s playing a more ball-controlled game, will lead to a final score in the neighborhood of Nevada 24 New Mexico State 16.

#3 Hawaii and Vanderbilt OVER 53 1/2

Here we go the other way with a total, and 53 1/2 is a high total to wager on the Over. Hawaii suffered more personnel losses by defections than Nevada, as former coach Todd Graham was accused of abusing his players. Graham was fired, and former superstar and local hero quarterback Timmy Chang was hired without any past head coaching experience. To make matters worse, Hawaii is having to play in a makeshift stadium for the second consecutive season after Aloha Stadium was condemned and deemed not repairable. The Rainbows are playing on their campus soccer stadium with temporary bleachers, and no more than 9,300 fans can attend games. There is minimal home field advantage, even though opponents have to make two, three, four, and even five-hour time zone changes to play in Manoa.

This year’s Hawaii team will most likely return to the Run and Shoot offense used by the school when Chang played and used by new offensive coordinator Ian Shoemaker at Eastern Washington. Hawaii will have very little running success against even the weakest SEC defense, so expect the home team to pass the ball more than 50 times in this game. What it means is that total scrimmage plays might exceed 160 in this game.

Second year Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea is a defensive-minded coach after being the DC at Notre Dame, but he quickly discovered last year that Vanderbilt plays Matador Defense. Except, when the Commodores saw red, it was the opponent that charged through the 11 black and gold capes. Georgia scored 35 first quarter points in Nashville. By the end of the season, Lea had changed quarterbacks from strict and immobile dropback passer Ken Seals to dual threat Mike Wright. Wright was able to dodge a lot of the pass rush from the worst offensive line in the SEC in the last 10 seasons, and Vandy actually had some decent offensive games in November. We wouldn’t be at all surprised if true freshman A.J. Swann doesn’t see action in this game as well, and although Swann is a pro-style QB, he is much more mobile than former starter Seals.

The Commodores have no big stars in their receiver corps, but they have eight or nine decent receivers, including two tight ends that can force safeties to stay between the hashes, leaving cornerbacks on an island against the wideouts. Because the linebackers will have to prevent Wright from running on the numerous RPOs. Even though the VU offensive line is still the worst in the SEC, against the weak UH defensive line, Wright should have a field day, and Vandy should easily top 35 points in this game, possibly 40.

As weak as the Vandy offensive line is, the entire defense is not much better. The Commodores gave up 36 points per game last year, including giving up 21 to a Colorado State team that averaged just 23.7 points per game and 28 points to a 1-11 UConn team that averaged just 12 points per game against the rest of their FBS schedule and only scored 21 against Yale.

Combine a game that is likely to have 160 scrimmage plays with two weak defenses, and two underrated offenses, and the final score starts to look like 42-38 with either team capable of winning. Vanderbilt is favored by 8 1/2 points, and almost all of the notable computer ratings favor Hawaii by 3-10 points (our PiRate Ratings favor Vandy by about the same as the spread). Thus, we think 53 1/2 points could be passed in the 3rd quarter of this game.

August 13, 2022

FBS Independents Preview

In 1971, there were 34 major college independents playing football. In 2022, there are seven independents, and the ranks are going to shrink soon. Liberty and New Mexico State will join Conference USA next year. BYU is headed to the Big 12. The question remains what will Notre Dame do?

Can the Irish afford to remain an independent? By the time the season starts, we may know the answer. With NBC rumored to be ready to pay big bucks to get a weekly Big Ten game in prime time, there may be little need to offer Notre Dame the vault the Irish desire. The Big Ten may be on the precipice of paying out 9-figures to its teams. If the Irish are only offered 30 to 40 million dollars, they may be willing to become Big Ten team number 17.

Of the seven indies this year, four figure to be good, and three will struggle to win three ball games apiece.

FBS Independents PiRate Ratings

TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Notre Dame119.0117.0118.9118.3
BYU112.1110.1112.1111.4
Army98.599.299.198.9
Liberty95.397.497.996.9
Connecticut77.579.074.577.0
New Mexico St.74.877.174.075.3
Massachusetts75.275.972.674.6
Independents93.293.792.793.2

There are no official Independent Media Polls like there are for conferences, but I have included the consensus of seven of my friends that produce computer ratings like the PiRate Ratings.

Computer Power Rating Poll

#West1st PlaceOverall
1Notre Dame648
2BYU040
3Army138
4Liberty028
5N. Mexico St.018
6Connecticut015
7U Mass09

The PiRate Rating are designed to be used for the next week of football games and not meant to be used to predict won-loss records. Nevertheless, here are the projected won-loss records.

Predicted Won-Loss Records

TeamW-L
Notre Dame11-1
Army9-3
BYU9-3
Liberty8-4
New Mexico St.3-9
Connecticut3-9
Massachusetts2-10

March 17, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, March 17, 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022
TeamTeamSpread
Colorado St.Michigan-2.1
ProvidenceSouth Dakota St.2.9
Boise St.Memphis-1.9
BaylorNorfolk St.20.2
TennesseeLongwood16.6
IowaRichmond10.2
GonzagaGeorgia St.23.1
North CarolinaMarquette1.9
ConnecticutNew Mexico St.9.0
KentuckySaint Peter’s17.3
Saint Mary’sIndiana2.3
San Diego St.Creighton2.3
ArkansasVermont4.2
Murray St.San Francisco-2.3
UCLAAkron14.9
KansasTexas Southern18.7
Fresno St.Eastern Washington11.8

February 27, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, February 27, 2022

HomeVisitorsSpread
GeorgetownConnecticut-14.7
HarvardPrinceton-5.1
HoustonSMU12.8
QuinnipiacCanisius1.1
MichiganIllinois-0.1
ManhattanFairfield-0.2
Saint Peter’sNiagara4.9
SienaMonmouth-5.5
RiderIona-12.1
MemphisWichita St.8.1
George MasonGeorge Washington11.5
TempleTulane1.0
MarylandOhio St.2.5
UNC GreensboroEast Tennessee St.3.4
DePaulSt. John’s-1.6
MontanaMontana St.-2.8
MinnesotaIndiana-3.3
Penn St.Nebraska12.6

February 22, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Tuesday, February 22, 2022

HomeVisitorsSpread
North DakotaSt. Thomas-0.9
DartmouthYale-2.2
MissouriTennessee-12.5
FloridaArkansas-0.6
IowaMichigan St.5.6
NortheasternCharleston-1.1
MonmouthSiena9.2
St. BonaventureRhode Island7.1
George WashingtonRichmond-6.4
Eastern MichiganNorthern Illinois2.6
Kent St.Ball St.9.6
AkronBowling Green8.1
Miami (O)Buffalo-6.5
Western MichiganToledo-15.3
OhioCentral Michigan17.6
Texas A&MGeorgia12.2
ConnecticutVillanova0.4
Texas TechOklahoma9.3
PittsburghMiami (Fla.)-4.4
Saint LouisSaint Joseph’s11.8
NorthwesternNebraska11.2
KansasKansas St.13.0
VanderbiltAlabama-3.8
Air ForceFresno St.-8.7
Boise St.San Diego St.2.0
Cal PolyCal St. Bakersfield-1.5
Utah St.New Mexico12.1
NevadaUNLV0.3

February 13, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, February 13, 2022

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HomeVisitorsSpread
St. John’sConnecticut-3.7
Youngstown St.Robert Morris7.4
Wright St.Northern Kentucky5.2
PurdueMaryland14.8
MaineStony Brook-8.0
OaklandDetroit6.4
IonaMonmouth7.5
RiderSiena2.3
IllinoisNorthwestern9.8
Old DominionUAB-10.4
MilwaukeeGreen Bay3.7
QuinnipiacManhattan4.8
IowaNebraska16.9
UTEPMarshall6.8
Middle TennesseeCharlotte5.9
UNC GreensboroMercer5.1
Boise St.Colorado St.3.8
Loyola (Chi.)Northern Iowa8.2

Coming Tomorrow: Updated ratings in the morning and updated Bracketology in the afternoon.

January 21, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Friday, January 21, 2022

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Friday’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

HomeVisitorsSpread
OhioToledo1.9
MarylandIllinois-7.5
Illinois St.Evansville7.2
St. Francis (PA)Central Connecticut7.7
Mount St. Mary’sSacred Heart2.6
MerrimackBryant-2.1
Long IslandWagner-5.0
Fairleigh DickinsonSt. Francis (NY)-0.1
Cleveland St.Youngstown St.7.0
Purdue Fort WayneRobert Morris5.8
DuquesneSt. Bonaventure-7.0
CanisiusRider3.6
NiagaraSaint Peter’s2.9
ManhattanSiena3.2
BuffaloKent St.7.5
WisconsinMichigan St.2.3
NevadaFresno St.0.1

PiRate Ratings

#TeamPiRateConference
1Gonzaga124.1West Coast
2Arizona121.9Pac-12
3Baylor119.9Big 12
4Kentucky119.5Southeastern
5Purdue119.3Big Ten
6Auburn119.2Southeastern
7Kansas119.1Big 12
8Houston118.6American Athletic
9Villanova118.0Big East
10LSU118.0Southeastern
11Illinois117.7Big Ten
12Duke117.4Atlantic Coast
13UCLA116.5Pac-12
14Tennessee116.2Southeastern
15Alabama115.8Southeastern
16Texas Tech115.4Big 12
17Connecticut115.2Big East
18Xavier114.7Big East
19Texas114.4Big 12
20Iowa114.4Big Ten
21Ohio St.113.9Big Ten
22Seton Hall113.8Big East
23Indiana113.6Big Ten
24Michigan St.113.5Big Ten
25USC113.2Pac-12
26Michigan112.9Big Ten
27Wisconsin112.8Big Ten
28Loyola Chicago112.8Missouri Valley
29Florida112.5Southeastern
30BYU112.2West Coast
31Virginia Tech112.1Atlantic Coast
32Arkansas112.1Southeastern
33Oklahoma112.1Big 12
34North Carolina112.0Atlantic Coast
35Iowa St.111.6Big 12
36San Francisco111.2West Coast
37San Diego St.111.2Mountain West
38Saint Mary’s111.1West Coast
39Marquette110.8Big East
40UAB110.8Conference USA
41Oklahoma St.110.7Big 12
42Memphis110.6American Athletic
43Murray St.110.4Ohio Valley
44Mississippi St.110.3Southeastern
45Wake Forest110.3Atlantic Coast
46West Virginia110.3Big 12
47Oregon110.2Pac-12
48Colorado St.110.1Mountain West
49Florida St.110.0Atlantic Coast
50Boise St.109.7Mountain West
51Washington St.109.7Pac-12
52Providence109.6Big East
53Davidson109.3Atlantic 10
54Creighton109.3Big East
55SMU109.1American Athletic
56Northwestern109.1Big Ten
57Kansas St.108.7Big 12
58TCU108.6Big 12
59Texas A&M108.5Southeastern
60Cincinnati108.4American Athletic
61Belmont108.4Ohio Valley
62Wyoming108.4Mountain West
63Penn St.108.4Big Ten
64Notre Dame108.3Atlantic Coast
65Miami FL108.2Atlantic Coast
66Clemson108.1Atlantic Coast
67Missouri St.108.0Missouri Valley
68Utah St.107.9Mountain West
69Syracuse107.8Atlantic Coast
70UCF107.7American Athletic
71Dayton107.7Atlantic 10
72Vermont107.7America East
73VCU107.7Atlantic 10
74St. Bonaventure107.6Atlantic 10
75Saint Louis107.6Atlantic 10
76Iona107.5Metro Atlantic
77Fresno St.107.3Mountain West
78Colorado107.3Pac-12
79Maryland107.2Big Ten
80Virginia107.2Atlantic Coast
81North Texas107.2Conference USA
82South Dakota St.107.1Summit
83Toledo107.1Mid-American
84Chattanooga107.0Southern
85Vanderbilt107.0Southeastern
86Wichita St.106.9American Athletic
87Louisiana Tech106.8Conference USA
88St. John’s106.7Big East
89Rutgers106.7Big Ten
90Minnesota106.6Big Ten
91Rhode Island106.6Atlantic 10
92Ohio106.5Mid-American
93Louisville106.5Atlantic Coast
94Santa Clara106.3West Coast
95DePaul106.2Big East
96Richmond106.2Atlantic 10
97Stanford106.0Pac-12
98Towson105.6Colonial Athletic
99Furman105.4Southern
100N.C. State105.2Atlantic Coast
101Northern Iowa105.2Missouri Valley
102Buffalo105.0Mid-American
103Drake104.9Missouri Valley
104Wofford104.8Southern
105Utah104.8Pac-12
106Liberty104.5Atlantic Sun
107Oakland104.5Horizon
108South Carolina104.5Southeastern
109Nevada104.4Mountain West
110Grand Canyon104.2Western Athletic
111UC Irvine104.2Big West
112California104.0Pac-12
113Wagner103.9Northeast
114New Mexico St.103.9Western Athletic
115Mississippi103.8Southeastern
116Western Kentucky103.8Conference USA
117UNLV103.7Mountain West
118Bradley103.6Missouri Valley
119Colgate103.5Patriot League
120Monmouth103.3Metro Atlantic
121Arizona St.103.3Pac-12
122Utah Valley103.2Western Athletic
123Oral Roberts103.1Summit
124Hofstra103.1Colonial Athletic
125George Mason102.9Atlantic 10
126Jacksonville St.102.6Atlantic Sun
127Washington102.4Pac-12
128Georgia Tech102.3Atlantic Coast
129Temple102.3American Athletic
130Weber St.102.2Big Sky
131Akron102.2Mid-American
132Butler102.1Big East
133Yale102.1Ivy League
134Southern Illinois102.1Missouri Valley
135Tulane102.0American Athletic
136Tulsa101.9American Athletic
137Morehead St.101.9Ohio Valley
138Loyola Marymount101.8West Coast
139Princeton101.8Ivy League
140Navy101.7Patriot League
141Boston College101.6Atlantic Coast
142Drexel101.4Colonial Athletic
143Oregon St.101.4Pac-12
144Stephen F. Austin101.4Western Athletic
145Seattle101.4Western Athletic
146South Alabama101.3Sun Belt
147Abilene Christian101.3Western Athletic
148Southern Utah101.3Big Sky
149Massachusetts101.1Atlantic 10
150Texas St.101.1Sun Belt
151Delaware101.0Colonial Athletic
152UC Riverside101.0Big West
153Nebraska100.9Big Ten
154Missouri100.9Southeastern
155Florida Atlantic100.8Conference USA
156Middle Tennessee100.6Conference USA
157UC Santa Barbara100.5Big West
158Georgetown100.5Big East
159Pittsburgh100.4Atlantic Coast
160East Carolina100.3American Athletic
161Cleveland St.100.3Horizon
162Miami OH100.3Mid-American
163Montana St.100.3Big Sky
164Coastal Carolina100.2Sun Belt
165Saint Joseph’s100.1Atlantic 10
166Kent St.100.0Mid-American
167Cal St. Fullerton100.0Big West
168Rice100.0Conference USA
169Montana99.9Big Sky
170San Diego99.9West Coast
171Hawaii99.9Big West
172Marist99.7Metro Atlantic
173Brown99.7Ivy League
174Appalachian St.99.7Sun Belt
175James Madison99.6Colonial Athletic
176East Tennessee St.99.6Southern
177Sam Houston St.99.6Western Athletic
178Indiana St.99.5Missouri Valley
179VMI99.5Southern
180Boston University99.4Patriot League
181Louisiana99.4Sun Belt
182UNC Greensboro99.4Southern
183Longwood99.4Big South
184Texas Southern99.4Southwestern Athletic
185UTEP99.2Conference USA
186Old Dominion99.2Conference USA
187Winthrop99.1Big South
188Georgia St.99.0Sun Belt
189Troy98.9Sun Belt
190Harvard98.9Ivy League
191Charleston98.8Colonial Athletic
192Valparaiso98.7Missouri Valley
193Arkansas St.98.7Sun Belt
194Niagara98.7Metro Atlantic
195Northern Colorado98.6Big Sky
196North Dakota St.98.6Summit
197Fairfield98.5Metro Atlantic
198Wright St.98.4Horizon
199Bowling Green98.4Mid-American
200Tarleton St.98.4Western Athletic
201New Mexico98.3Mountain West
202Saint Peter’s98.3Metro Atlantic
203Charlotte98.2Conference USA
204Nicholls St.98.2Southland
205Bellarmine98.2Atlantic Sun
206Marshall98.2Conference USA
207Western Illinois98.1Summit
208Duquesne98.1Atlantic 10
209UC Davis98.1Big West
210South Florida98.1American Athletic
211Georgia98.1Southeastern
212Fordham98.1Atlantic 10
213Florida Gulf Coast98.0Atlantic Sun
214Mercer98.0Southern
215Illinois St.98.0Missouri Valley
216Eastern Kentucky98.0Atlantic Sun
217Northeastern97.9Colonial Athletic
218Campbell97.9Big South
219Gardner Webb97.7Big South
220Kennesaw St.97.7Atlantic Sun
221Detroit Mercy97.7Horizon
222Bryant97.6Northeast
223New Hampshire97.6America East
224Eastern Washington97.5Big Sky
225Penn97.5Ivy League
226Cornell97.3Ivy League
227Cal Baptist97.1Western Athletic
228Stony Brook97.1America East
229UT Arlington97.0Sun Belt
230Howard97.0Mideastern Athletic
231Norfolk St.96.6Mideastern Athletic
232Georgia Southern96.5Sun Belt
233LIU96.4Northeast
234UNC Asheville96.4Big South
235Jacksonville96.4Atlantic Sun
236Southern96.4Southwestern Athletic
237La Salle96.4Atlantic 10
238South Dakota96.2Summit
239Cal St. Bakersfield96.1Big West
240UMass Lowell96.1America East
241Long Beach St.96.1Big West
242Quinnipiac96.1Metro Atlantic
243Dartmouth96.0Ivy League
244FIU96.0Conference USA
245Portland95.9West Coast
246UMKC95.8Summit
247Youngstown St.95.8Horizon
248Air Force95.8Mountain West
249Northern Kentucky95.7Horizon
250Texas A&M Corpus Chris95.3Southland
251UNC Wilmington95.2Colonial Athletic
252Pacific95.2West Coast
253Purdue Fort Wayne95.2Horizon
254UMBC95.1America East
255Louisiana Monroe95.1Sun Belt
256Loyola MD95.0Patriot League
257Illinois Chicago95.0Horizon
258Ball St.94.9Mid-American
259Samford94.9Southern
260Manhattan94.7Metro Atlantic
261Portland St.94.7Big Sky
262Albany94.7America East
263Elon94.7Colonial Athletic
264Jackson St.94.6Southwestern Athletic
265Tennessee Tech94.6Ohio Valley
266Milwaukee94.5Horizon
267Alcorn St.94.5Southwestern Athletic
268The Citadel94.4Southern
269Army94.3Patriot League
270Pepperdine94.3West Coast
271St. Thomas94.3Summit
272UC San Diego94.1Big West
273North Carolina A&T94.0Big South
274Siena94.0Metro Atlantic
275High Point93.8Big South
276North Alabama93.7Atlantic Sun
277UT Rio Grande Valley93.7Western Athletic
278Hartford93.6America East
279Canisius93.4Metro Atlantic
280Eastern Michigan93.3Mid-American
281Evansville93.3Missouri Valley
282George Washington93.3Atlantic 10
283Radford93.2Big South
284SIU Edwardsville93.2Ohio Valley
285Mount St. Mary’s93.2Northeast
286Sacred Heart93.1Northeast
287New Orleans93.0Southland
288Merrimack93.0Northeast
289Lipscomb93.0Atlantic Sun
290Presbyterian93.0Big South
291North Florida92.6Atlantic Sun
292Austin Peay92.6Ohio Valley
293Stetson92.5Atlantic Sun
294St. Francis PA92.5Northeast
295Dixie St.92.3Western Athletic
296Prairie View A&M92.3Southwestern Athletic
297Binghamton92.3America East
298Rider92.3Metro Atlantic
299San Jose St.92.3Mountain West
300Coppin St.92.2Mideastern Athletic
301Southeastern Louisiana92.1Southland
302NJIT92.0America East
303Sacramento St.92.0Big Sky
304Robert Morris91.9Horizon
305USC Upstate91.8Big South
306Cal Poly91.6Big West
307Little Rock91.4Sun Belt
308Western Carolina91.3Southern
309McNeese St.91.2Southland
310Lafayette91.2Patriot League
311Tennessee St.91.1Ohio Valley
312Lehigh91.1Patriot League
313Northern Illinois91.0Mid-American
314Morgan St.90.9Mideastern Athletic
315Cal St. Northridge90.8Big West
316Southeast Missouri St.90.8Ohio Valley
317Southern Miss90.8Conference USA
318Denver90.7Summit
319Northern Arizona90.6Big Sky
320Florida A&M90.5Southwestern Athletic
321North Carolina Central90.4Mideastern Athletic
322Green Bay90.3Horizon
323UTSA89.9Conference USA
324St. Francis NY89.8Northeast
325Grambling St.89.8Southwestern Athletic
326Tennessee Martin89.7Ohio Valley
327Hampton89.3Big South
328Alabama A&M88.9Southwestern Athletic
329Western Michigan88.8Mid-American
330Maryland Eastern Shore88.7Mideastern Athletic
331Alabama St.88.6Southwestern Athletic
332Bucknell88.6Patriot League
333Idaho88.4Big Sky
334Lamar88.3Western Athletic
335American88.2Patriot League
336Central Arkansas88.1Atlantic Sun
337Idaho St.88.0Big Sky
338Central Michigan87.7Mid-American
339William & Mary87.5Colonial Athletic
340Columbia87.3Ivy League
341Central Connecticut87.3Northeast
342Fairleigh Dickinson87.2Northeast
343Bethune Cookman87.0Southwestern Athletic
344South Carolina St.86.9Mideastern Athletic
345Northwestern St.86.8Southland
346Nebraska Omaha86.8Summit
347Holy Cross86.7Patriot League
348North Dakota86.3Summit
349Maine85.5America East
350Chicago St.85.5Western Athletic
351Charleston Southern84.7Big South
352Houston Baptist84.5Southland
353Incarnate Word84.4Southland
354Eastern Illinois83.4Ohio Valley
355Arkansas Pine Bluff82.8Southwestern Athletic
356IUPUI80.8Horizon
357Delaware St.78.8Mideastern Athletic
358Mississippi Valley St.77.1Southwestern Athletic

Alphabetically

#TeamPiRateConference
147Abilene Christian101.3Western Athletic
248Air Force95.8Mountain West
131Akron102.2Mid-American
15Alabama115.8Southeastern
328Alabama A&M88.9Southwestern Athletic
331Alabama St.88.6Southwestern Athletic
262Albany94.7America East
267Alcorn St.94.5Southwestern Athletic
335American88.2Patriot League
174Appalachian St.99.7Sun Belt
2Arizona121.9Pac-12
121Arizona St.103.3Pac-12
32Arkansas112.1Southeastern
355Arkansas Pine Bluff82.8Southwestern Athletic
193Arkansas St.98.7Sun Belt
269Army94.3Patriot League
6Auburn119.2Southeastern
292Austin Peay92.6Ohio Valley
258Ball St.94.9Mid-American
3Baylor119.9Big 12
205Bellarmine98.2Atlantic Sun
61Belmont108.4Ohio Valley
343Bethune Cookman87.0Southwestern Athletic
297Binghamton92.3America East
50Boise St.109.7Mountain West
141Boston College101.6Atlantic Coast
180Boston University99.4Patriot League
199Bowling Green98.4Mid-American
118Bradley103.6Missouri Valley
173Brown99.7Ivy League
222Bryant97.6Northeast
332Bucknell88.6Patriot League
102Buffalo105.0Mid-American
132Butler102.1Big East
30BYU112.2West Coast
227Cal Baptist97.1Western Athletic
306Cal Poly91.6Big West
239Cal St. Bakersfield96.1Big West
167Cal St. Fullerton100.0Big West
315Cal St. Northridge90.8Big West
112California104.0Pac-12
218Campbell97.9Big South
279Canisius93.4Metro Atlantic
336Central Arkansas88.1Atlantic Sun
341Central Connecticut87.3Northeast
338Central Michigan87.7Mid-American
191Charleston98.8Colonial Athletic
351Charleston Southern84.7Big South
203Charlotte98.2Conference USA
84Chattanooga107.0Southern
350Chicago St.85.5Western Athletic
60Cincinnati108.4American Athletic
66Clemson108.1Atlantic Coast
161Cleveland St.100.3Horizon
164Coastal Carolina100.2Sun Belt
119Colgate103.5Patriot League
78Colorado107.3Pac-12
48Colorado St.110.1Mountain West
340Columbia87.3Ivy League
17Connecticut115.2Big East
300Coppin St.92.2Mideastern Athletic
226Cornell97.3Ivy League
54Creighton109.3Big East
243Dartmouth96.0Ivy League
53Davidson109.3Atlantic 10
71Dayton107.7Atlantic 10
151Delaware101.0Colonial Athletic
357Delaware St.78.8Mideastern Athletic
318Denver90.7Summit
95DePaul106.2Big East
221Detroit Mercy97.7Horizon
295Dixie St.92.3Western Athletic
103Drake104.9Missouri Valley
142Drexel101.4Colonial Athletic
12Duke117.4Atlantic Coast
208Duquesne98.1Atlantic 10
160East Carolina100.3American Athletic
176East Tennessee St.99.6Southern
354Eastern Illinois83.4Ohio Valley
216Eastern Kentucky98.0Atlantic Sun
280Eastern Michigan93.3Mid-American
224Eastern Washington97.5Big Sky
263Elon94.7Colonial Athletic
281Evansville93.3Missouri Valley
197Fairfield98.5Metro Atlantic
342Fairleigh Dickinson87.2Northeast
244FIU96.0Conference USA
29Florida112.5Southeastern
320Florida A&M90.5Southwestern Athletic
155Florida Atlantic100.8Conference USA
213Florida Gulf Coast98.0Atlantic Sun
49Florida St.110.0Atlantic Coast
212Fordham98.1Atlantic 10
77Fresno St.107.3Mountain West
99Furman105.4Southern
219Gardner Webb97.7Big South
125George Mason102.9Atlantic 10
282George Washington93.3Atlantic 10
158Georgetown100.5Big East
211Georgia98.1Southeastern
232Georgia Southern96.5Sun Belt
188Georgia St.99.0Sun Belt
128Georgia Tech102.3Atlantic Coast
1Gonzaga124.1West Coast
325Grambling St.89.8Southwestern Athletic
110Grand Canyon104.2Western Athletic
322Green Bay90.3Horizon
327Hampton89.3Big South
278Hartford93.6America East
190Harvard98.9Ivy League
171Hawaii99.9Big West
275High Point93.8Big South
124Hofstra103.1Colonial Athletic
347Holy Cross86.7Patriot League
8Houston118.6American Athletic
352Houston Baptist84.5Southland
230Howard97.0Mideastern Athletic
333Idaho88.4Big Sky
337Idaho St.88.0Big Sky
11Illinois117.7Big Ten
257Illinois Chicago95.0Horizon
215Illinois St.98.0Missouri Valley
353Incarnate Word84.4Southland
23Indiana113.6Big Ten
178Indiana St.99.5Missouri Valley
76Iona107.5Metro Atlantic
20Iowa114.4Big Ten
35Iowa St.111.6Big 12
356IUPUI80.8Horizon
264Jackson St.94.6Southwestern Athletic
235Jacksonville96.4Atlantic Sun
126Jacksonville St.102.6Atlantic Sun
175James Madison99.6Colonial Athletic
7Kansas119.1Big 12
57Kansas St.108.7Big 12
220Kennesaw St.97.7Atlantic Sun
166Kent St.100.0Mid-American
4Kentucky119.5Southeastern
237La Salle96.4Atlantic 10
310Lafayette91.2Patriot League
334Lamar88.3Western Athletic
312Lehigh91.1Patriot League
106Liberty104.5Atlantic Sun
289Lipscomb93.0Atlantic Sun
307Little Rock91.4Sun Belt
233LIU96.4Northeast
241Long Beach St.96.1Big West
183Longwood99.4Big South
181Louisiana99.4Sun Belt
255Louisiana Monroe95.1Sun Belt
87Louisiana Tech106.8Conference USA
93Louisville106.5Atlantic Coast
28Loyola Chicago112.8Missouri Valley
138Loyola Marymount101.8West Coast
256Loyola MD95.0Patriot League
10LSU118.0Southeastern
349Maine85.5America East
260Manhattan94.7Metro Atlantic
172Marist99.7Metro Atlantic
39Marquette110.8Big East
206Marshall98.2Conference USA
79Maryland107.2Big Ten
330Maryland Eastern Shore88.7Mideastern Athletic
149Massachusetts101.1Atlantic 10
309McNeese St.91.2Southland
42Memphis110.6American Athletic
214Mercer98.0Southern
288Merrimack93.0Northeast
65Miami FL108.2Atlantic Coast
162Miami OH100.3Mid-American
26Michigan112.9Big Ten
24Michigan St.113.5Big Ten
156Middle Tennessee100.6Conference USA
266Milwaukee94.5Horizon
90Minnesota106.6Big Ten
115Mississippi103.8Southeastern
44Mississippi St.110.3Southeastern
358Mississippi Valley St.77.1Southwestern Athletic
154Missouri100.9Southeastern
67Missouri St.108.0Missouri Valley
120Monmouth103.3Metro Atlantic
169Montana99.9Big Sky
163Montana St.100.3Big Sky
137Morehead St.101.9Ohio Valley
314Morgan St.90.9Mideastern Athletic
285Mount St. Mary’s93.2Northeast
43Murray St.110.4Ohio Valley
100N.C. State105.2Atlantic Coast
140Navy101.7Patriot League
153Nebraska100.9Big Ten
346Nebraska Omaha86.8Summit
109Nevada104.4Mountain West
223New Hampshire97.6America East
201New Mexico98.3Mountain West
114New Mexico St.103.9Western Athletic
287New Orleans93.0Southland
194Niagara98.7Metro Atlantic
204Nicholls St.98.2Southland
302NJIT92.0America East
231Norfolk St.96.6Mideastern Athletic
276North Alabama93.7Atlantic Sun
34North Carolina112.0Atlantic Coast
273North Carolina A&T94.0Big South
321North Carolina Central90.4Mideastern Athletic
348North Dakota86.3Summit
196North Dakota St.98.6Summit
291North Florida92.6Atlantic Sun
81North Texas107.2Conference USA
217Northeastern97.9Colonial Athletic
319Northern Arizona90.6Big Sky
195Northern Colorado98.6Big Sky
313Northern Illinois91.0Mid-American
101Northern Iowa105.2Missouri Valley
249Northern Kentucky95.7Horizon
56Northwestern109.1Big Ten
345Northwestern St.86.8Southland
64Notre Dame108.3Atlantic Coast
107Oakland104.5Horizon
92Ohio106.5Mid-American
21Ohio St.113.9Big Ten
33Oklahoma112.1Big 12
41Oklahoma St.110.7Big 12
186Old Dominion99.2Conference USA
123Oral Roberts103.1Summit
47Oregon110.2Pac-12
143Oregon St.101.4Pac-12
252Pacific95.2West Coast
225Penn97.5Ivy League
63Penn St.108.4Big Ten
270Pepperdine94.3West Coast
159Pittsburgh100.4Atlantic Coast
245Portland95.9West Coast
261Portland St.94.7Big Sky
296Prairie View A&M92.3Southwestern Athletic
290Presbyterian93.0Big South
139Princeton101.8Ivy League
52Providence109.6Big East
5Purdue119.3Big Ten
253Purdue Fort Wayne95.2Horizon
242Quinnipiac96.1Metro Atlantic
283Radford93.2Big South
91Rhode Island106.6Atlantic 10
168Rice100.0Conference USA
96Richmond106.2Atlantic 10
298Rider92.3Metro Atlantic
304Robert Morris91.9Horizon
89Rutgers106.7Big Ten
303Sacramento St.92.0Big Sky
286Sacred Heart93.1Northeast
165Saint Joseph’s100.1Atlantic 10
75Saint Louis107.6Atlantic 10
38Saint Mary’s111.1West Coast
202Saint Peter’s98.3Metro Atlantic
177Sam Houston St.99.6Western Athletic
259Samford94.9Southern
170San Diego99.9West Coast
37San Diego St.111.2Mountain West
36San Francisco111.2West Coast
299San Jose St.92.3Mountain West
94Santa Clara106.3West Coast
145Seattle101.4Western Athletic
22Seton Hall113.8Big East
274Siena94.0Metro Atlantic
284SIU Edwardsville93.2Ohio Valley
55SMU109.1American Athletic
146South Alabama101.3Sun Belt
108South Carolina104.5Southeastern
344South Carolina St.86.9Mideastern Athletic
238South Dakota96.2Summit
82South Dakota St.107.1Summit
210South Florida98.1American Athletic
316Southeast Missouri St.90.8Ohio Valley
301Southeastern Louisiana92.1Southland
236Southern96.4Southwestern Athletic
134Southern Illinois102.1Missouri Valley
317Southern Miss90.8Conference USA
148Southern Utah101.3Big Sky
74St. Bonaventure107.6Atlantic 10
324St. Francis NY89.8Northeast
294St. Francis PA92.5Northeast
88St. John’s106.7Big East
271St. Thomas94.3Summit
97Stanford106.0Pac-12
144Stephen F. Austin101.4Western Athletic
293Stetson92.5Atlantic Sun
228Stony Brook97.1America East
69Syracuse107.8Atlantic Coast
200Tarleton St.98.4Western Athletic
58TCU108.6Big 12
129Temple102.3American Athletic
14Tennessee116.2Southeastern
326Tennessee Martin89.7Ohio Valley
311Tennessee St.91.1Ohio Valley
265Tennessee Tech94.6Ohio Valley
19Texas114.4Big 12
59Texas A&M108.5Southeastern
250Texas A&M Corpus Chris95.3Southland
184Texas Southern99.4Southwestern Athletic
150Texas St.101.1Sun Belt
16Texas Tech115.4Big 12
268The Citadel94.4Southern
83Toledo107.1Mid-American
98Towson105.6Colonial Athletic
189Troy98.9Sun Belt
135Tulane102.0American Athletic
136Tulsa101.9American Athletic
40UAB110.8Conference USA
209UC Davis98.1Big West
111UC Irvine104.2Big West
152UC Riverside101.0Big West
272UC San Diego94.1Big West
157UC Santa Barbara100.5Big West
70UCF107.7American Athletic
13UCLA116.5Pac-12
240UMass Lowell96.1America East
254UMBC95.1America East
246UMKC95.8Summit
234UNC Asheville96.4Big South
182UNC Greensboro99.4Southern
251UNC Wilmington95.2Colonial Athletic
117UNLV103.7Mountain West
25USC113.2Pac-12
305USC Upstate91.8Big South
229UT Arlington97.0Sun Belt
277UT Rio Grande Valley93.7Western Athletic
105Utah104.8Pac-12
68Utah St.107.9Mountain West
122Utah Valley103.2Western Athletic
185UTEP99.2Conference USA
323UTSA89.9Conference USA
192Valparaiso98.7Missouri Valley
85Vanderbilt107.0Southeastern
73VCU107.7Atlantic 10
72Vermont107.7America East
9Villanova118.0Big East
80Virginia107.2Atlantic Coast
31Virginia Tech112.1Atlantic Coast
179VMI99.5Southern
113Wagner103.9Northeast
45Wake Forest110.3Atlantic Coast
127Washington102.4Pac-12
51Washington St.109.7Pac-12
130Weber St.102.2Big Sky
46West Virginia110.3Big 12
308Western Carolina91.3Southern
207Western Illinois98.1Summit
116Western Kentucky103.8Conference USA
329Western Michigan88.8Mid-American
86Wichita St.106.9American Athletic
339William & Mary87.5Colonial Athletic
187Winthrop99.1Big South
27Wisconsin112.8Big Ten
104Wofford104.8Southern
198Wright St.98.4Horizon
62Wyoming108.4Mountain West
18Xavier114.7Big East
133Yale102.1Ivy League
247Youngstown St.95.8Horizon

PiRate Ratings By Conference

America East
TeamRating
Vermont107.7
New Hampshire97.6
Stony Brook97.1
UMass Lowell96.1
UMBC95.1
Albany94.7
Hartford93.6
Binghamton92.3
NJIT92.0
Maine85.5
American Athletic
TeamRating
Houston118.6
Memphis110.6
SMU109.1
Cincinnati108.4
UCF107.7
Wichita St.106.9
Temple102.3
Tulane102.0
Tulsa101.9
East Carolina100.3
South Florida98.1
Atlantic 10
TeamRating
Davidson109.3
Dayton107.7
VCU107.7
St. Bonaventure107.6
Saint Louis107.6
Rhode Island106.6
Richmond106.2
George Mason102.9
Massachusetts101.1
Saint Joseph’s100.1
Duquesne98.1
Fordham98.1
La Salle96.4
George Washington93.3
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Duke117.4
Virginia Tech112.1
North Carolina112.0
Wake Forest110.3
Florida St.110.0
Notre Dame108.3
Miami FL108.2
Clemson108.1
Syracuse107.8
Virginia107.2
Louisville106.5
N.C. State105.2
Georgia Tech102.3
Boston College101.6
Pittsburgh100.4
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty104.5
Jacksonville St.102.6
Bellarmine98.2
Florida Gulf Coast98.0
Eastern Kentucky98.0
Kennesaw St.97.7
Jacksonville96.4
North Alabama93.7
Lipscomb93.0
North Florida92.6
Stetson92.5
Central Arkansas88.1
Big 12
TeamRating
Baylor119.9
Kansas119.1
Texas Tech115.4
Texas114.4
Oklahoma112.1
Iowa St.111.6
Oklahoma St.110.7
West Virginia110.3
Kansas St.108.7
TCU108.6
Big East
TeamRating
Villanova118.0
Connecticut115.2
Xavier114.7
Seton Hall113.8
Marquette110.8
Providence109.6
Creighton109.3
St. John’s106.7
DePaul106.2
Butler102.1
Georgetown100.5
Big Sky
TeamRating
Weber St.102.2
Southern Utah101.3
Montana St.100.3
Montana99.9
Northern Colorado98.6
Eastern Washington97.5
Portland St.94.7
Sacramento St.92.0
Northern Arizona90.6
Idaho88.4
Idaho St.88.0
Big South
TeamRating
Longwood99.4
Winthrop99.1
Campbell97.9
Gardner Webb97.7
UNC Asheville96.4
North Carolina A&T94.0
High Point93.8
Radford93.2
Presbyterian93.0
USC Upstate91.8
Hampton89.3
Charleston Southern84.7
Big Ten
TeamRating
Purdue119.3
Illinois117.7
Iowa114.4
Ohio St.113.9
Indiana113.6
Michigan St.113.5
Michigan112.9
Wisconsin112.8
Northwestern109.1
Penn St.108.4
Maryland107.2
Rutgers106.7
Minnesota106.6
Nebraska100.9
Big West
TeamRating
UC Irvine104.2
UC Riverside101.0
UC Santa Barbara100.5
Cal St. Fullerton100.0
Hawaii99.9
UC Davis98.1
Cal St. Bakersfield96.1
Long Beach St.96.1
UC San Diego94.1
Cal Poly91.6
Cal St. Northridge90.8
Colonial Athletic
TeamRating
Towson105.6
Hofstra103.1
Drexel101.4
Delaware101.0
James Madison99.6
Charleston98.8
Northeastern97.9
UNC Wilmington95.2
Elon94.7
William & Mary87.5
Conference USA
TeamRating
UAB110.8
North Texas107.2
Louisiana Tech106.8
Western Kentucky103.8
Florida Atlantic100.8
Middle Tennessee100.6
Rice100.0
UTEP99.2
Old Dominion99.2
Charlotte98.2
Marshall98.2
FIU96.0
Southern Miss90.8
UTSA89.9
Horizon
TeamRating
Oakland104.5
Cleveland St.100.3
Wright St.98.4
Detroit Mercy97.7
Youngstown St.95.8
Northern Kentucky95.7
Purdue Fort Wayne95.2
Illinois Chicago95.0
Milwaukee94.5
Robert Morris91.9
Green Bay90.3
IUPUI80.8
Ivy League
TeamRating
Yale102.1
Princeton101.8
Brown99.7
Harvard98.9
Penn97.5
Cornell97.3
Dartmouth96.0
Columbia87.3
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Iona107.5
Monmouth103.3
Marist99.7
Niagara98.7
Fairfield98.5
Saint Peter’s98.3
Quinnipiac96.1
Manhattan94.7
Siena94.0
Canisius93.4
Rider92.3
Mid-American
TeamRating
Toledo107.1
Ohio106.5
Buffalo105.0
Akron102.2
Miami OH100.3
Kent St.100.0
Bowling Green98.4
Ball St.94.9
Eastern Michigan93.3
Northern Illinois91.0
Western Michigan88.8
Central Michigan87.7
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Howard97.0
Norfolk St.96.6
Coppin St.92.2
Morgan St.90.9
North Carolina Central90.4
Maryland Eastern Shore88.7
South Carolina St.86.9
Delaware St.78.8
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Loyola Chicago112.8
Missouri St.108.0
Northern Iowa105.2
Drake104.9
Bradley103.6
Southern Illinois102.1
Indiana St.99.5
Valparaiso98.7
Illinois St.98.0
Evansville93.3
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.111.2
Colorado St.110.1
Boise St.109.7
Wyoming108.4
Utah St.107.9
Fresno St.107.3
Nevada104.4
UNLV103.7
New Mexico98.3
Air Force95.8
San Jose St.92.3
Northeast
TeamRating
Wagner103.9
Bryant97.6
LIU96.4
Mount St. Mary’s93.2
Sacred Heart93.1
Merrimack93.0
St. Francis PA92.5
St. Francis NY89.8
Central Connecticut87.3
Fairleigh Dickinson87.2
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
Murray St.110.4
Belmont108.4
Morehead St.101.9
Tennessee Tech94.6
SIU Edwardsville93.2
Austin Peay92.6
Tennessee St.91.1
Southeast Missouri St.90.8
Tennessee Martin89.7
Eastern Illinois83.4
Pac-12
TeamRating
Arizona121.9
UCLA116.5
USC113.2
Oregon110.2
Washington St.109.7
Colorado107.3
Stanford106.0
Utah104.8
California104.0
Arizona St.103.3
Washington102.4
Oregon St.101.4
Patriot League
TeamRating
Colgate103.5
Navy101.7
Boston University99.4
Loyola MD95.0
Army94.3
Lafayette91.2
Lehigh91.1
Bucknell88.6
American88.2
Holy Cross86.7
Southeastern
TeamRating
Kentucky119.5
Auburn119.2
LSU118.0
Tennessee116.2
Alabama115.8
Florida112.5
Arkansas112.1
Mississippi St.110.3
Texas A&M108.5
Vanderbilt107.0
South Carolina104.5
Mississippi103.8
Missouri100.9
Georgia98.1
Southern
TeamRating
Chattanooga107.0
Furman105.4
Wofford104.8
East Tennessee St.99.6
VMI99.5
UNC Greensboro99.4
Mercer98.0
Samford94.9
The Citadel94.4
Western Carolina91.3
Southland
TeamRating
Nicholls St.98.2
Texas A&M Corpus Chris95.3
New Orleans93.0
Southeastern Louisiana92.1
McNeese St.91.2
Northwestern St.86.8
Houston Baptist84.5
Incarnate Word84.4
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Texas Southern99.4
Southern96.4
Jackson St.94.6
Alcorn St.94.5
Prairie View A&M92.3
Florida A&M90.5
Grambling St.89.8
Alabama A&M88.9
Alabama St.88.6
Bethune Cookman87.0
Arkansas Pine Bluff82.8
Mississippi Valley St.77.1
Summit
TeamRating
South Dakota St.107.1
Oral Roberts103.1
North Dakota St.98.6
Western Illinois98.1
South Dakota96.2
UMKC95.8
St. Thomas94.3
Denver90.7
Nebraska Omaha86.8
North Dakota86.3
Sun Belt
TeamRating
South Alabama101.3
Texas St.101.1
Coastal Carolina100.2
Appalachian St.99.7
Louisiana99.4
Georgia St.99.0
Troy98.9
Arkansas St.98.7
UT Arlington97.0
Georgia Southern96.5
Louisiana Monroe95.1
Little Rock91.4
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga124.1
BYU112.2
San Francisco111.2
Saint Mary’s111.1
Santa Clara106.3
Loyola Marymount101.8
San Diego99.9
Portland95.9
Pacific95.2
Pepperdine94.3
Western Athletic
TeamRating
Grand Canyon104.2
New Mexico St.103.9
Utah Valley103.2
Stephen F. Austin101.4
Seattle101.4
Abilene Christian101.3
Sam Houston St.99.6
Tarleton St.98.4
Cal Baptist97.1
UT Rio Grande Valley93.7
Dixie St.92.3
Lamar88.3
Chicago St.85.5

Coming later today: Updated Bracketology–The most bracket-changing upsets happened this week!

January 20, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Florida St.North Florida20.7
ProvidenceGeorgetown12.1
PresbyterianWinthrop-3.7
IndianaPurdue-2.8
Bowling GreenAkron0.5
MassachusettsSaint Louis-4.8
MemphisSMU6.8
Tennessee TechSIU Edwardsville3.5
Morehead St.Belmont-5.2
Tennessee MartinAustin Peay1.4
Florida InternationalMarshall0.0
Florida AtlanticWestern Kentucky-3.0
North TexasCharlotte9.9
IUPUIWright St.-13.5
Georgia SouthernCoastal Carolina-0.6
Georgia St.Appalachian St.2.6
Western IllinoisSouth Dakota4.6
VMISamford5.8
UNC GreensboroChattanooga-4.8
DrexelElon8.6
DelawareWilliam & Mary15.5
James MadisonUNC Wilmington10.2
TowsonCharleston8.1
ColoradoUSC-3.1
Sam HoustonNew Mexico St.-5.0
Stephen F. AustinGrand Canyon-2.7
Little RockTexas St.-6.8
Louisiana MonroeTroy-0.6
FairfieldMonmouth-2.4
Southeast Missouri St.Tennessee St.1.1
Murray St.Eastern Illinois28.4
RiceOld Dominion2.8
Northern ArizonaMontana St.-7.3
Nicholls St.Northwestern St.14.2
New OrleansSE Louisiana3.2
Utah ValleyUT Rio Grande Valley12.1
Tarleton St.California Baptist4.3
Abilene ChristianSeattle4.2
Illinois ChicagoNorthern Kentucky2.4
MilwaukeeOakland-8.9
Green BayDetroit-6.2
Arkansas St.UT Arlington3.9
LouisianaSouth Alabama1.5
Oral RobertsNorth Dakota21.1
St. ThomasSouth Dakota St.-9.7
UMKCNorth Dakota St.0.6
Incarnate WordHouston Baptist3.1
Texas A&M-CCMcNeese St.7.0
ButlerConnecticut-8.2
Utah St.Boise St.0.6
Air ForceUNLV-6.3
CincinnatiTulsa8.2
UTEPUTSA12.6
Weber St.Idaho St.14.7
IdahoNorthern Colorado-7.1
Eastern WashingtonSacramento St.7.6
Dixie St.Lamar5.8
BYUSan Diego15.9
Saint Mary’sSanta Clara7.7
UC IrvineCal St. Fullerton8.1
UC San DiegoLong Beach St.2.5
Cal St. NorthridgeUC Davis-3.3
Cal St. BakersfieldHawaii-0.9
Portland St.Montana-2.4
GonzagaSan Francisco15.9
StanfordArizona-11.3
UtahUCLA-8.9
Loyola MarymountPepperdine10.7
Oregon St.Washington3.5

August 23, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Football For August 28

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Monday, August 23, 2021

This Week’s PiRate Ratings
Date:August 28, 2021
TeamTeamPiRateMeanBias
IllinoisNebraska-3.8-4.0-3.4
UCLAHawaii19.720.419.9
New Mexico St.UTEP-4.5-4.7-5.3
Fresno St.Connecticut20.221.126.5

FBS vs. FCS

FBSFCSPiRate
San Jose St.Southern Utah23.8

It’s called Week 0. Four FBS college football games will kick off the 2021 season. Included in the quartet of games is a Big Ten conference game with an old Big Ten coach returning to a new Big Ten school to face another coach that is sitting on a very hot seat.

On the West Coast, Chip Kelly’s UCLA Bruins host Hawaii, and a good showing with no injuries could set the Bruins up for a potential upset of LSU next week.

If you have followed our site so far this year, you have now seen the preseason ratings and predictions for all 130 FBS teams. Here are those ratings in full.

The PiRate Ratings for August 23

RankTeamRating
1Alabama130.2
2Oklahoma128.1
3Georgia125.2
4Iowa St.124.8
5Clemson122.2
6Ohio St.121.9
7U S C119.4
8Florida118.2
9Texas A&M118.1
10North Carolina117.7
11Miami (Fla.)116.9
12Cincinnati116.5
13Auburn116.1
14T C U116.0
15Wisconsin115.9
16Texas115.6
17Indiana115.5
18Ole Miss113.3
19Arizona St.113.1
20Oklahoma St.113.1
21Penn St.113.1
22Iowa112.8
23Oregon112.5
24West Virginia112.3
25L S U112.1
26Washington112.1
27Utah111.9
28U C L A110.5
29Notre Dame110.2
30Mississippi St.110.1
31Arkansas109.5
32BYU109.2
33Louisiana109.2
34Coastal Carolina108.4
35Wake Forest107.7
36Kentucky107.4
37Maryland107.2
38Oregon St.106.9
39Missouri106.4
40Minnesota106.1
41NC State106.1
42Northwestern105.8
43Colorado105.7
44Liberty105.5
45Virginia Tech105.3
46Boston College105.2
47Michigan104.9
48Baylor104.5
49Kansas St.104.4
50Tennessee104.0
51Boise St.103.9
52Purdue103.7
53Florida St.103.5
54Nebraska103.2
55Michigan St.103.0
56Stanford103.0
57UCF102.8
58Virginia102.7
59Washington St.102.5
60Louisville102.1
61Texas Tech101.9
62Appalachian St.101.0
63South Carolina100.8
64Houston100.7
65San Jose St.100.3
66Pittsburgh100.2
67San Diego St.100.2
68Tulsa100.1
69Army100.0
70Miami (Ohio)99.7
71Central Michigan99.7
72Tulane99.0
73Nevada98.8
74Wyoming98.5
75California98.4
76Georgia Tech98.2
77Buffalo98.0
78Ball St.97.4
79Toledo96.7
80Air Force96.5
81Georgia St.96.5
82Illinois96.4
83Fresno St.95.3
84East Carolina95.3
85U A B95.2
86SMU95.0
87Rutgers95.0
88Arizona94.6
89Hawaii94.6
90U T S A93.9
91Ohio93.5
92Marshall93.4
93Troy93.4
94Memphis93.2
95Syracuse92.9
96Kent St.91.7
97Georgia Southern91.6
98Eastern Michigan91.4
99South Alabama91.2
100Western Michigan91.0
101USF90.4
102Navy90.3
103Vanderbilt90.1
104Arkansas St.89.9
105Duke89.8
106Colorado St.89.0
107Texas St.87.8
108Florida Atlantic87.7
109Northern Illinois87.5
110Rice87.1
111Louisiana Tech86.5
112Utah St.85.8
113New Mexico85.7
114Kansas85.4
115U N L V84.9
116Southern Miss.84.4
117Middle Tennessee83.7
118Western Kentucky82.7
119North Texas81.7
120Temple81.6
121Akron79.8
122Charlotte79.5
123Florida Int’l.79.0
124Connecticut76.7
125U T E P76.0
126UL-Monroe75.6
127UMass73.1
128Old Dominion71.4
129Bowling Green70.8
130New Mexico St.69.7

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Cincinnati116.3115.3118.0116.5
UCF102.5101.2104.8102.8
Houston101.199.5101.6100.7
Tulsa100.2100.399.7100.1
Tulane98.897.5100.699.0
East Carolina95.394.396.295.3
SMU94.395.495.495.0
Memphis92.492.894.393.2
USF91.089.790.690.4
Navy90.890.090.390.3
Temple80.682.481.981.6
AAC Averages96.796.297.696.8

Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Clemson120.9121.5124.0122.2
Wake Forest108.0106.7108.3107.7
NC State106.5105.8105.9106.1
Boston College104.7105.3105.7105.2
Florida St.103.4103.6103.5103.5
Louisville101.7101.4103.2102.1
Syracuse93.793.192.192.9
Coastal Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
North Carolina116.4116.7119.9117.7
Miami (Fla.)117.1116.1117.7116.9
Virginia Tech106.4104.9104.7105.3
Virginia102.1104.1101.8102.7
Pittsburgh99.8100.9100.1100.2
Georgia Tech98.098.398.398.2
Duke89.791.288.589.8
ACC Averages104.9105.0105.3105.0

Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oklahoma129.3126.7128.2128.1
Iowa St.125.3123.5125.6124.8
T C U116.6115.1116.3116.0
Texas116.7114.5115.6115.6
Oklahoma St.113.5113.2112.5113.1
West Virginia113.8112.0111.1112.3
Baylor104.9104.8103.8104.5
Kansas St.104.9104.7103.5104.4
Texas Tech102.0102.8100.8101.9
Kansas88.185.682.585.4
Big 12 Averages111.5110.3110.0110.6

Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Ohio St.121.1121.3123.2121.9
Indiana114.9115.0116.4115.5
Penn St.111.7112.8114.6113.1
Maryland108.7106.9105.8107.2
Michigan104.3105.1105.3104.9
Michigan St.103.5103.0102.5103.0
Rutgers94.196.394.595.0
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Wisconsin115.2115.2117.3115.9
Iowa112.3111.6114.5112.8
Minnesota104.6106.1107.6106.1
Northwestern105.8105.8105.8105.8
Purdue103.6102.9104.5103.7
Nebraska102.8103.4103.3103.2
Illinois96.096.496.996.4
Big Ten Averages107.0107.3108.0107.5

Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Marshall93.493.493.693.4
Florida Atlantic86.788.687.887.7
Middle Tennessee83.483.184.783.7
Western Kentucky81.783.682.882.7
Charlotte78.879.680.279.5
Florida Int’l.77.978.980.179.0
Old Dominion71.271.971.271.4
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U A B95.495.294.995.2
U T S A94.094.593.493.9
Rice87.087.187.387.1
Louisiana Tech86.987.485.286.5
Southern Miss.83.385.284.584.4
North Texas82.181.781.481.7
U T E P76.377.274.476.0
CUSA Averages84.184.884.484.4

FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Notre Dame108.8110.6111.2110.2
BYU109.2108.2110.3109.2
Liberty104.3105.6106.5105.5
Army100.099.8100.2100.0
Connecticut77.478.674.276.7
UMass74.874.070.573.1
New Mexico St.70.371.167.669.7
Indep. Averages92.192.691.592.1

Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Miami (Ohio)101.999.298.199.7
Buffalo98.597.597.998.0
Ohio92.294.494.093.5
Kent St.91.393.490.591.7
Akron81.879.678.179.8
Bowling Green71.672.168.870.8
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Central Michigan100.599.199.599.7
Ball St.98.498.395.597.4
Toledo97.596.795.896.7
Eastern Michigan93.191.289.891.4
Western Michigan91.291.690.191.0
Northern Illinois89.387.086.187.5
MAC Averages92.391.790.491.4

Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Boise St.103.9103.3104.3103.9
Wyoming97.798.499.598.5
Air Force96.496.396.996.5
Colorado St.88.888.889.389.0
Utah St.85.686.685.285.8
New Mexico85.886.285.285.7
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
San Jose St.100.8101.199.0100.3
San Diego St.100.699.9100.2100.2
Nevada98.499.798.498.8
Fresno St.93.795.796.795.3
Hawaii94.894.194.794.6
U N L V85.884.384.684.9
MWC Averages94.494.594.594.5

Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oregon111.0112.4114.1112.5
Washington110.9112.4112.9112.1
Oregon St.106.7106.7107.3106.9
Stanford102.6103.9102.4103.0
Washington St.102.3103.2102.1102.5
California95.7100.599.098.4
South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U S C118.8118.4120.9119.4
Arizona St.112.4113.5113.6113.1
Utah111.8112.1111.8111.9
U C L A110.5110.5110.6110.5
Colorado106.4105.8104.9105.7
Arizona95.294.594.094.6
Pac-12 Averages107.0107.8107.8107.5

Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Georgia124.8124.5126.3125.2
Florida117.0119.4118.1118.2
Kentucky106.7108.8106.8107.4
Missouri106.2106.9106.2106.4
Tennessee104.1103.1104.6104.0
South Carolina101.1101.0100.4100.8
Vanderbilt90.989.989.690.1
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Alabama130.4128.8131.3130.2
Texas A&M117.4118.3118.6118.1
Auburn116.4115.2116.6116.1
Ole Miss113.3113.3113.2113.3
L S U111.0112.4112.8112.1
Mississippi St.110.2110.4109.7110.1
Arkansas110.1109.9108.5109.5
SEC Averages111.4111.6111.6111.5

Sunbelt Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Coastal Carolina109.2106.4109.6108.4
Appalachian St.100.5100.0102.5101.0
Georgia St.97.096.296.396.5
Troy93.193.493.793.4
Georgia Southern91.792.191.291.6
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Louisiana109.8107.6110.4109.2
South Alabama91.691.590.691.2
Arkansas St.89.891.088.889.9
Texas St.89.486.787.287.8
UL-Monroe76.476.573.975.6
Sun Averages94.894.194.494.5

Conference Ratings
1Southeastern111.5
2Big 12110.6
3Pac-12107.5
4Big Ten107.5
5Atlantic Coast105.0
6American Athletic96.8
7Sun Belt94.5
8Mountain West94.5
9Independents92.1
10Mid-American91.4
11Conference USA84.4

August 15, 2021

FBS Independents Preview

While 2020 was one strange logistical nightmare for college football conferences, it was a walk in the park compared to what the FBS Independents endured.

First, Notre Dame decided to join the Atlantic Coast Conference as a full-fledged member for one season.  Then, the Irish ran the table, upsetting Clemson to win the ACC regular season title.  That NBC TV contract must mean a lot to the Irish, because full-time membership in the ACC might have allowed the once top program in football to increase its recruiting base and return to the glory of their earlier times.  Alas, the NBC money meant more than membership in one of the top four leagues.

BYU, Army, and Liberty had to move mountains to play a full schedule, sometimes scheduling a Saturday three or four days before.  It was almost a 21st Century barnstorming tour for the three schools, but it seemed to work as the Cougars went 11-1, the Black Knights went 9-3, and the Flames finished 10-1.  BYU’s lone loss came at the hands of Coastal Carolina in one of those last-minute scheduled games.  Trying to prepare for CCU’s highly unorthodox offense with no advance notice may have been something the Baltimore Ravens might have struggled pulling off.  

Army finished first in the nation in total defense, allowing just 275 yards per game, and they finished runner-up in scoring defense, allowing 14.8 points per game.  Liberty lost by one point at North Carolina State, which is all that kept the Flames from running the table.  Liberty knocked off previously undefeated Coastal Carolina in overtime in the Cure Bowl.

Connecticut, New Mexico State, and UMass didn’t fare so well in the year of Covid.  UConn cancelled their season and never played a game.  This comes off a 2019 season where the Huskies went just 2-10 with one FBS win over UMass.

UMass didn’t play until Mid-October and then the Minutemen played just 240 minutes, going 0-4 and scoring just one touchdown, one field goal, and one safety.  The Minutemen were outgained by more than 400 yards in their season-ending loss to Liberty 45-0.  In the nine years since UMass has been a full FBS member, they have a 19-81 record, with nothing better than a couple of 4-8 seasons.

Then, there is New Mexico State.  The Aggies were one of three FBS schools to cancel their entire 2020 season.  NMSU is just barely hanging on as an FBS football program, and losing the entire season was a big financial tragedy.  However, there was an even bigger tragedy in Las Cruces this Spring.

The Aggies decided to play a couple of FCS opponents that were playing Spring schedules.  On February 21, NMSU welcomed Tarleton State to Aggie Memorial Stadium for a Sunday afternoon contest.  Tarleton State had just lost to McNeese State and would lose again the week after the NMSU game to upstart football program Dixie State.  This should have been a game where the last player on the Aggie bench saw at least a quarter of action when the game was a 35-point blowout.

Sure enough, the game was a blowout, and NMSU got to empty their bench in the final quarter.  Unfortunately, Tarleton State scored two touchdowns in the first four and a half minutes.  Three plays into the third quarter, the Texans led the Aggies 40-7.  They won 43-17 after emptying the bench.

How does a hopeful normal season look for the Independents?  There is no official Independent Media poll.  Instead of showing you how the media voted, here is a composite look at how 20 other computer power ratings see the Independents finishing this year.

  1. Notre Dame
  2. Liberty
  3. Army
  4. BYU
  5. Connecticut
  6. UMass
  7. New Mexico St.

How do the three PiRate Ratings see the 2021 season for this septet?

Notre Dame returns to full Independent status this year.  The Irish face a major rebuild on the offensive side of the ball.  If Wisconsin transfer Jack Coan can find some of the spark that made him shine two years ago, Notre Dame may not suffer greatly from the loss of Ian Book.  However, the offensive line will be inexperienced, and the receiving corps needs a go-to big play receiver.

The Irish return half of their defensive regulars from 2020, but they lose their defensive coordinator, Clark Lea.  Lea’s defense was tops in the ACC, and the 19.7 points per game allowed is incredible when you consider that they played Clemson twice, Alabama, and North Carolina. 

Notre Dame faces a weaker schedule this year, but there are still potential tough games against Florida State, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, USC, North Carolina, Virginia, and Stanford.  Don’t expect another undefeated regular season in South Bend, and don’t expect a return to the Playoffs.  The schedule is full of trap games.  Toledo, Purdue, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, USC, North Carolina, and Stanford will be tough contests, and it is possible that the Irish do no better than 3-4 in these seven games and at best 5-2.

Liberty should be more talented and will be a much more experienced team this year.  The Flames were 10-1 last year, but 2021 presents LU with a considerably tougher schedule.  Coach Hugh Freeze takes the Flames to Oxford, Mississippi, in November, where LU will take on his former team, Ole Miss.  It should be one of the most exciting games of the season, and the final score might look more like a basketball game.  Games against Louisiana and Army follow the Ole Miss game.  If Liberty wins two of their last three, they could win 10 games again.

Army’s offense didn’t click on all cylinders last year, but the Black Knights’ defense surrendered less than 115 rushing and 160 passing yards per game to lead the nation in total defense.  That great defense returns an intact defensive line and an experienced secondary, so it might be even tougher to move the ball on the Black Knights this year.  Unfortunately, a new quarterback and inexperienced offensive line probably means the Cadets will regress a bit this year.

BYU finished third nationally in scoring and fourth nationally in scoring defense.  Key players on both sides of the ball must be replaced, foremost being quarterback Zach Wilson, who now wears a New York Jets’ uniform.  At least, the Cougars should know who they are going to play the following Saturday when they wake up Monday mornings this year.

Connecticut last won a game on October 26, 2019, when they topped a 1-win UMass team.  The Huskies have not defeated a legitimate FBS program since they beat Tulsa in October of 2017.  Expect UConn to show an improved passing game and better all around defense this year, but the Huskies have a long way to go before they will be competing for winning records as a new Independent.

As for UMass and New Mexico State, these two teams may be the weakest among the 130 FBS teams.  They both are definitely in the bottom five.  The two teams close out the 2021 season facing off in Las Cruces.  Unless these schools can find a conference during the upcoming round of realignment, they both face the possibility of joining former FBS Independent Idaho at the FCS level.

Here are the preseason PiRate Ratings for the Independents.

FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Notre Dame108.8110.6111.2110.2
BYU109.2108.2110.3109.2
Liberty104.3105.6106.5105.5
Army100.099.8100.2100.0
Connecticut77.478.674.276.7
UMass74.874.070.573.1
New Mexico St.70.371.167.669.7
Indep. Averages92.192.691.592.1

While the PiRate Ratings are designed only to compare teams’ power ratings in their next scheduled game, we can still have a little fun trying to predict won-loss records.  

IndependentsOverall
Liberty11-1
Notre Dame8-4
BYU8-4
Army7-5
UMass3-9
Connecticut2-10
New Mexico St.2-10
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