The Pi-Rate Ratings

March 4, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For March 4, 2020

Wednesday’s Games

 

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Arkansas

LSU

2.8

Auburn

Texas A&M

12.7

Butler

St. John’s

7.6

Central Florida

SMU

-0.2

Charlotte

North Texas

-3.9

Colorado St.

Wyoming

14.3

Creighton

Georgetown

8.9

Eastern Illinois

Jacksonville St.

4.8

Fresno St.

Air Force

4.0

George Mason

Saint Louis

-2.8

George Washington

Fordham

5.7

Georgia

Florida

-2.2

Georgia Tech

Pittsburgh

6.7

Incarnate Word

Houston Baptist

2.8

Indiana

Minnesota

2.9

Iona

Quinnipiac

5.5

Kansas

TCU

18.2

La Salle

Massachusetts

3.3

Long Island

Fairleigh Dickinson

4.8

Louisiana Tech

Florida Intl.

9.2

Marist

Canisius

0.2

Marshall

Florida Atlantic

5.6

Miami (Fla.)

Virginia

-1.4

Middle Tennessee

UTEP

-2.4

Monmouth

Fairfield

8.0

New Mexico

San Jose St.

10.5

Nicholls

McNeese

5.9

Northwestern St.

New Orleans

3.4

Notre Dame

Florida St.

-2.7

Oklahoma St.

Kansas St.

6.2

Old Dominion

UTSA

4.6

Ole Miss

Missouri

4.3

Providence

Xavier

3.1

Rhode Island

Dayton

-4.1

Rider

Manhattan

7.6

Robert Morris

St. Francis (NY)

8.6

Sacred Heart

Mount St. Mary’s

8.6

Seton Hall

Villanova

4.3

Siena

Niagara

10.7

Southeast Louisiana

Central Arkansas

-3.4

Southern Miss

Rice

-0.5

St. Bonaventure

Saint Joseph’s

11.8

St. Francis (PA)

Bryant

6.5

Temple

Tulsa

2.0

Tennessee St.

Morehead St.

6.1

Texas A&M-CC

Sam Houston St.

-2.8

UC Irvine

Cal St. Northridge

12.8

Virginia Tech

Clemson

0.9

Wisconsin

Northwestern

13.5

 

Key TV Games on Wednesday

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

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6:30 PM

FS1

Providence

Xavier

7:00 PM

SECN

Arkansas

LSU

8:00 PM

ESPN+

Kansas

TCU

8:30 PM

FS1

Seton Hall

Villanova

9:00 PM

CBSSN

Rhode Island

Dayton

 

Conference Tournament Section

 

Tuesday’s Results

 

Atlantic Sun Tournament 

Quarterfinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Liberty

55

NJIT

49

Stetson

82

North Alabama

72

Lipscomb

68

Florida Gulf Coast

63

North Florida

91

Jacksonville

88

 

Semifinals

March 5

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

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Time (ET)

TV

1 Liberty (28-4)

4 Stetson (16-16)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

2 North Florida (21-11)

3 Lipscomb (15-15)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

 

 

Big South Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

USC Upstate

69

High Point

59

UNC-Asheville

72

Campbell

68

Charleston Southern

81

Presbyterian

64

 

Quarterfinals

March 5

at #1 Seed Radford

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

2 Winthrop (21-10)

7 USC Upstate (13-19)

12:00 PM

ESPN3

3 Gardner-Webb (15-15)

6 UNC-Asheville (15-15)

2:00 PM

ESPN3

1 Radford (20-10)

8 Charleston Southern (14-17)

6:00 PM

ESPN3

4 Longwood (14-17)

5 Hampton (13-18)

8:00 PM

ESPN3

 

 

Horizon League Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Illinois Chicago

93

IUPUI

59

Youngstown St.

63

Milwaukee

57

Oakland

80

Cleveland St.

59

 

Quarterfinals

March 5

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

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Time (ET)

TV

3 Green Bay (16-15)

6 Oakland (14-18)

8:00 PM

ESPN+

4 Illinois Chicago (15-17)

5 Youngstown (18-14)

8:00 PM

ESPN+

 

Patriot League Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Bucknell

65

Holy Cross

62

Lehigh

78

Loyola (MD)

75

 

Quarterfinals

March 5

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

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Time (ET)

TV

2 American (16-13)

7 Bucknell (13-19)

7:00 PM

Pat League Network

3 Boston U (18-13)

6 Navy (14-15)

7:00 PM

Pat League Network

4 Army (15-14)

5 Lafayette (18-11)

7:00 PM

Pat League Network

1 Colgate (23-8)

8 Lehigh (11-20)

7:00 PM

Pat League Network

 

 

Tournaments Beginning Wednesday

 

Mountain West Tournament

1st Round

March 4

Las Vegas (Thomas & Mack Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Fresno St. (11-18)

9 Air Force (11-19)

3:00 PM

Mountain West Net.

7 New Mexico (18-13)

10 San Jose St. (7-23)

5:30 PM

Mountain West Net.

6 Colorado St. (20-11)

11 Wyoming (7-23)

8:00 PM

Mountain West Net.

 

 

Northeast Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 4

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

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Time (ET)

TV

1 Robert Morris (17-14)

8 St. Francis (NY) (13-17)

7:00 PM

http://necfrontrow.com/

2 St. Francis (PA) (20-9)

7 Bryant (15-16)

7:00 PM

http://necfrontrow.com/

3 Sacred Heart (19-12)

6 Mount St. Mary’s (11-20)

7:00 PM

http://necfrontrow.com/

4 Long Island (14-17)

5 Fairleigh-Dickinson (11-18)

7:00 PM

http://necfrontrow.com/

 

 

Ohio Valley Tournament

1st Round

March 4

Evansville, IN (Ford Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

5 Tennessee St. (17-14)

8 Morehead St. (13-18)

7:30 PM

ESPN+

6 Eastern Illinois (16-14)

7 Jacksonville St. (13-18)

9:30 PM

ESPN+

 

 

 

February 26, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 26, 2020

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Wednesday’s Games

 

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Abilene Christian

Sam Houston St.

3.8

Air Force

New Mexico

-1.4

American

Lafayette

2.6

Arkansas

Tennessee

5.5

Army

Holy Cross

11.7

Boston College

Notre Dame

-5.1

Bucknell

Colgate

-4.8

California Baptist

Utah Valley

7.7

Citadel

Mercer

-6.0

Connecticut

Central Florida

8.3

Florida

LSU

3.4

Fordham

Rhode Island

-12.8

George Washington

Richmond

-8.7

Houston Baptist

Nicholls

-8.9

Illinois St.

Bradley

-3.8

Lamar

Incarnate Word

12.9

Lehigh

Boston U

-6.0

Long Beach St.

Cal St. Northridge

0.7

Louisiana

Arkansas St.

2.0

Maine

New Hampshire

-2.8

Manhattan

Marist

6.3

Marquette

Georgetown

7.2

Massachusetts

VCU

-6.8

McNeese

Southeast Louisiana

10.0

Minnesota

Maryland

-0.2

Navy

Loyola (MD)

3.4

New Orleans

Texas A&M-CC

2.0

Northern Iowa

Evansville

18.4

Omaha

North Dakota

4.6

Penn St.

Rutgers

6.3

Pittsburgh

Syracuse

0.4

Purdue Fort Wayne

Denver

6.2

Quinnipiac

Siena

-2.8

Saint Louis

Saint Joseph’s

14.3

South Carolina

Georgia

5.8

South Florida

East Carolina

8.6

Southern Illinois

Indiana St.

0.4

St. Bonaventure

Duquesne

1.4

Stanford

Utah

9.6

Stephen F. Austin

Northwestern St.

15.6

Stony Brook

Hartford

9.7

UMass Lowell

Albany

1.9

UMBC

Binghamton

10.0

UNC Greensboro

Furman

4.0

UNLV

Boise St.

0.5

Vanderbilt

Missouri

-1.5

Villanova

St. John’s

10.4

Virginia Tech

Virginia

-0.3

VMI

Chattanooga

-2.9

Western Carolina

Samford

11.4

Wofford

East Tennessee St.

-4.0

 

Key TV Games on Wednesday Night

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

7:00 PM

BTN

Penn St.

Rutgers

7:00 PM

ESPN+

UNC Greensboro

Furman

8:30 PM

FS1

Marquette

Georgetown

8:30 PM

SECN

Arkansas

Tennessee

9:00 PM

BTN

Minnesota

Maryland

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Florida

LSU

10:00 PM

Pac12

Stanford

Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 22, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 22, 2020

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Air Force

Wyoming

7.9

Akron

Miami (O)

15.1

Alabama A&M

Alcorn St.

-0.6

Alabama St.

Southern

0.5

Albany

New Hampshire

3.6

Appalachian St.

Troy

10.6

Arizona

Oregon

6.7

Arizona St.

Oregon St.

6.8

Arkansas

Missouri

8.2

Arkansas State

Little Rock

-2.1

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Prairie View A&M

-12.1

Army

Navy

2.7

Auburn

Tennessee

6.5

Ball St.

Eastern Michigan

6.5

Baylor

Kansas

0.1

Bethune-Cookman

South Carolina St.

6.7

Binghamton

Hartford

-3.1

Boston College

Clemson

-3.3

Bowling Green

Ohio

5.0

BYU

Gonzaga

-3.2

Cal Poly

UC Riverside

-3.1

Cal St. Northridge

UC Irvine

-6.4

Central Arkansas

Nicholls

-3.1

Central Florida

Tulane

8.1

Chattanooga

Mercer

6.6

Chicago St.

California Baptist

-18.6

Cleveland St.

Wright St.

-9.3

Coastal Carolina

South Alabama

1.9

Colorado

UCLA

11.6

Colorado St.

San Jose St.

16.2

Columbia

Yale

-11.9

Coppin St.

Delaware St.

10.0

Cornell

Brown

-1.7

Dartmouth

Princeton

1.4

Davidson

Rhode Island

0.5

Dayton

Duquesne

14.7

Delaware

Hofstra

-0.9

DePaul

Georgetown

-0.4

Drexel

Northeastern

-2.6

Duke

Virginia Tech

17.6

Eastern Illinois

Austin Peay

-2.3

Eastern Kentucky

Belmont

-10.4

Eastern Washington

Northern Arizona

6.6

Florida A&M

Norfolk St.

-2.1

Florida Atlantic

UAB

2.0

Fordham

Massachusetts

-1.3

Furman

Wofford

8.7

Gardner-Webb

Campbell

4.8

George Mason

Saint Joseph’s

8.9

George Washington

La Salle

1.5

Grambling

Jackson St.

2.4

Harvard

Penn

6.2

Idaho

Sacramento St.

-4.0

Idaho St.

Northern Colorado

-9.4

Illinois Chicago

IUPUI

11.2

Illinois St.

Drake

-0.3

Incarnate Word

Stephen F. Austin

-15.1

Iowa St.

Texas Tech

-2.2

Jacksonville

Kennesaw St.

17.2

Jacksonville St.

UT Martin

7.9

James Madison

William & Mary

-3.8

Kansas St.

Texas

2.1

Kentucky

Florida

5.0

Lamar

Texas A&M-CC

5.3

Liberty

Stetson

17.5

Long Beach St.

Hawaii

-3.4

Longwood

High Point

7.9

Louisville

North Carolina

12.0

Marshall

Old Dominion

3.7

McNeese

New Orleans

7.1

Memphis

Houston

-1.4

Mississippi Valley St.

Texas Southern

-13.9

Missouri St.

Loyola (Chi.)

-0.1

Montana St.

Montana

-1.3

Morehead St.

Tennessee St.

-0.3

Nevada

Fresno St.

9.2

New Mexico St.

UT Rio Grande Valley

11.8

NJIT

Florida Gulf Coast

4.6

North Carolina A&T

Howard

13.6

North Carolina Central

Maryland-Eastern Shore

12.5

North Carolina St.

Florida St.

-0.8

North Dakota

North Dakota St.

-4.1

North Florida

Lipscomb

9.1

North Texas

Louisiana Tech

2.7

Northern Illinois

Central Michigan

4.2

Oklahoma St.

Oklahoma

0.5

Ole Miss

Alabama

0.2

Pacific

Santa Clara

3.8

Pittsburgh

Virginia

-0.3

Portland

Loyola Marymount

-1.9

Providence

Marquette

-0.6

Purdue

Michigan

1.5

Radford

South Carolina Upstate

14.3

Saint Mary’s

San Diego

16.1

Sam Houston St.

Houston Baptist

16.7

Samford

East Tennessee St.

-14.6

San Diego St.

UNLV

16.9

San Francisco

Pepperdine

7.3

Seattle

Cal St. Bakersfield

5.1

SIU-Edwardsville

Murray St.

-12.1

South Carolina

LSU

0.2

Southeast Louisiana

Abilene Christian

-9.1

Southern Miss

Middle Tennessee

5.2

St. Bonaventure

Richmond

-2.8

Stony Brook

Maine

15.1

Syracuse

Georgia Tech

4.0

TCU

West Virginia

-7.0

Tennessee Tech

Southeast Missouri

3.1

Texas A&M

Mississippi St.

-4.5

Texas St.

Georgia St.

3.4

Towson

Elon

10.0

Tulsa

SMU

2.2

UC Santa Barbara

UC Davis

6.1

UL Monroe

Louisiana

1.6

UNC Asheville

Presbyterian

6.4

UNC Wilmington

Charleston

-6.9

UT Arlington

Georgia Southern

5.5

Utah Valley

Grand Canyon

1.7

UTEP

Rice

3.5

Valparaiso

Bradley

-0.3

Vanderbilt

Georgia

-2.3

Vermont

UMBC

16.8

VMI

UNC Greensboro

-10.5

Washington

California

11.3

Weber St.

Southern Utah

-4.3

Western Carolina

Citadel

14.4

Western Illinois

Omaha

-5.4

Western Kentucky

Charlotte

7.3

Western Michigan

Toledo

-2.9

Winthrop

Hampton

15.9

Xavier

Villanova

-0.1

Youngstown St.

Northern Kentucky

-2.2

 

Saturday’s Excellent Slate of Key TV Games

The games that you want to stay indoors and watch while consuming your favorite Winter comfort foods and sit by the fireplace with the beverage of your choice

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

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12:00 PM

CBS

Auburn

Tennessee

12:00 PM

ESPN

Baylor

Kansas

12:00 PM

ESPN3

Furman

Wofford

12:00 PM

Fox

Providence

Marquette

1:00 PM

SEC

Arkansas

Missouri

2:00 PM

ESPN

Purdue

Michigan

2:00 PM

ESPN2

Memphis

Houston

2:00 PM

ESPN3

Youngstown St.

Northern Kentucky

2:00 PM

ESPNU

TCU

West Virginia

2:30 PM

Fox

Xavier

Villanova

3:30 PM

SECN

Texas A&M

Mississippi St.

4:00 PM

ACCN

North Carolina St.

Florida St.

5:00 PM

ESPN+

Texas St.

Georgia St.

5:00 PM

ESPN3

Liberty

Stetson

6:00 PM

ESPN

Kentucky

Florida

6:00 PM

ESPN2

South Carolina

LSU

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Harvard

Penn

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Eastern Kentucky

Belmont

8:00 PM

ESPN2

Duke

Virginia Tech

9:00 PM

ESPN

Arizona

Oregon

10:00 PM

ESPN2

BYU

Gonzaga

 

Conference Tournament Play Commences in 10 Days.  Here is the schedule and format for every conference

 

Conference Tournaments — March 2020

Begins

Ends

# in

Conference

Site

March

March

Bracket

American Athletic

Fort Worth, TX

12

15

12

America East

Higher-Seeds Host

7

14

8

Atlantic 10

Brooklyn

11

15

14

Atlantic Coast

Greensboro, NC

10

14

15

Atlantic Sun

Higher-Seeds Host

3

8

8

Big 12

Kansas City

11

14

10

Big East

New York

11

14

10

Big Sky

Boise, ID

11

14

11

Big South

Special (See Below)

3

8

11

Big Ten

Indianapolis, IN

11

15

14

Big West

Anaheim, CA

12

14

8

Colonial Athletic

Washington, D.C.

7

10

10

Conference USA

Frisco, TX

11

14

12

Horizon

Special (See Below)

3

10

10

Ivy

Cambridge, MA

14

15

4

Metro Atlantic

Atlantic City, NJ

10

14

11

Mid-American

Special (See Below)

9

14

12

Mideastern Athletic

Norfolk, VA

10

14

10

Missouri Valley

Saint Louis

5

8

10

Mountain West

Las Vegas

4

7

11

Northeast

Higher-Seeds Host

4

10

8

Ohio Valley

Evansville, IN

4

7

8 *

Pac-12

Las Vegas

11

14

12

Patriot

Higher-Seeds Host

3

11

8

Southeastern

Nashville

11

15

14

Southern

Asheville, NC

6

9

10

Southland

Katy, TX

11

15

8

Southwestern Athletic

Special (See Below)

10

14

8

Summit

Sioux Falls, SD

7

10

9

Sun Belt

Special (See Below)

7

15

10

West Coast

Las Vegas

5

10

10

Western Athletic

Las Vegas

11

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 rounds 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 18, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 18, 2020

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Tuesday’s Games

 

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Bryant

Merrimack

1.3

Buffalo

Ball St.

1.7

Central Connecticut

Fairleigh Dickinson

-6.8

Eastern Michigan

Kent St.

-2.5

Florida

Arkansas

3.9

Florida St.

Pittsburgh

12.1

Long Island

St. Francis (NY)

6.9

LSU

Kentucky

2.2

Marquette

Creighton

3.4

Maryland

Northwestern

16.6

Massachusetts

Saint Louis

-3.7

Missouri

Ole Miss

2.3

New Mexico

Nevada

-1.7

Ohio

Central Michigan

2.5

Oklahoma

Baylor

-3.1

Penn St.

Illinois

7.1

Saint Joseph’s

Davidson

-11.3

St. Francis (PA)

Robert Morris

5.0

Tennessee

Vanderbilt

12.2

UNLV

Colorado St.

0.1

VCU

Dayton

-3.1

Wagner

Mount St. Mary’s

-2.2

West Virginia

Oklahoma St.

11.5

Western Michigan

Akron

-9.2

Wisconsin

Purdue

2.6

Tuesday’s Top TV Games

(Where both teams are contending for a conference championship or NCAA Tournament at-large bid.)

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

6:30 PM

FS1

Penn St.

Illinois

7:00 PM

ESPNU

Florida

Arkansas

7:00 PM

ESPN

Wisconsin

Purdue

8:30 PM

CBSSN

VCU

Dayton

8:30 PM

FS1

Marquette

Creighton

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Oklahoma

Baylor

9:00 PM

ESPN

LSU

Kentucky

 

 

 

February 12, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 12, 2020

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Wednesday’s Games

 

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Abilene Christian

Houston Baptist

16.6

American

Loyola (MD)

6.2

Army

Lafayette

-1.8

Auburn

Alabama

5.6

Binghamton

Stony Brook

-10.6

Bradley

Indiana St.

2.9

Butler

Xavier

6.3

Central Arkansas

New Orleans

4.7

Chattanooga

VMI

9.1

East Tennessee St.

Citadel

21.9

Evansville

Loyola (Chi)

-8.6

Georgia

South Carolina

2.6

Georgia Tech

Louisville

-5.6

Hartford

Albany

1.5

Hawaii

Long Beach St.

11.8

La Salle

Richmond

-4.7

Lehigh

Holy Cross

7.4

Miami (Fla.)

Boston College

5.4

Missouri St.

Drake

2.2

Navy

Bucknell

4.3

Niagara

Canisius

-0.8

Nicholls

Lamar

8.2

Northern Iowa

Illinois St.

16.1

Northwestern

Michigan

-6.3

Northwestern St.

Incarnate Word

9.5

Ohio St.

Rutgers

6.5

Oklahoma

Iowa St.

5.6

Oral Roberts

Omaha

7.4

Pittsburgh

Clemson

4.4

Samford

Furman

-12.4

San Jose St.

Fresno St.

-6.5

Seton Hall

Creighton

6.0

SMU

Connecticut

2.5

South Dakota

Western Illinois

14.2

South Florida

Houston

-6.6

Southeast Louisiana

Sam Houston St.

-9.8

St. John’s

Providence

1.8

Texas A&M

Florida

-5.6

Texas A&M-CC

Stephen F. Austin

-7.8

Tulane

Temple

-3.8

Tulsa

East Carolina

12.3

UAB

Middle Tennessee

8.2

UC Riverside

UC Irvine

-3.9

UMass Lowell

Maine

6.8

UNC Greensboro

Western Carolina

10.3

UNLV

Nevada

-1.3

Valparaiso

Southern Illinois

2.7

VCU

George Mason

14.4

Vermont

New Hampshire

15.7

Villanova

Marquette

2.8

West Virginia

Kansas

-0.9

Wofford

Mercer

8.3

 

Wednesday’s Top TV Games

Time (EST)

Network

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The 25-Teams Could Win The NCAA Championship Myth

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 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

 

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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 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 20, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For January 20, 2020

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Division 1 Basketball Games on Monday

 

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Yale

-24.1

Fairleigh Dickinson

Central Connecticut

12.7

St. Francis (PA)

Merrimack

8.5

Old Dominion

Charlotte

3.3

Florida A&M

UNC Central

1.4

Wagner

Long Island

-3.3

Mississippi Valley St.

Southern

-9.8

Robert Morris

Sacred Heart

1.7

USC Upstate

High Point

8.0

West Virginia

Texas

11.3

Radford

Winthrop

2.7

Colgate

Bucknell

8.7

Virginia

North Carolina St.

2.8

Presbyterian

Campbell

-3.7

Gardner-Webb

Hampton

9.2

Mount St. Mary’s

St. Francis (NY)

5.3

Longwood

UNC Asheville

-0.8

South Carolina St.

UM Eastern Shore

11.5

Morgan St.

North Carolina A&T

2.4

North Texas

Rice

12.4

Grambling

Texas Southern

-0.3

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Alcorn St.

-4.2

Jackson St.

Prairie View

-5.0

Baylor

Oklahoma

10.5

Portland St.

Weber St.

6.6

 

 

Monday’s PiRate Ratings

 

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Team

PiRate

Conference

1

Duke

121.2

Atlantic Coast

2

Kansas

121.1

Big 12

3

Gonzaga

119.4

West Coast

4

Michigan St.

118.5

Big Ten

5

Baylor

117.3

Big 12

6

Louisville

116.7

Atlantic Coast

7

Arizona

116.5

Pac-12

8

Dayton

116.5

Atlantic 10

9

Seton Hall

115.9

Big East

10

Maryland

115.8

Big Ten

11

West Virginia

115.8

Big 12

12

Ohio St.

115.5

Big Ten

13

San Diego St.

115.0

Mountain West

14

Florida St.

114.9

Atlantic Coast

15

Butler

114.9

Big East

16

Iowa

114.6

Big Ten

17

Texas Tech

113.7

Big 12

18

Oregon

113.7

Pac-12

19

Kentucky

113.6

Southeastern

20

Michigan

113.3

Big Ten

21

Purdue

113.2

Big Ten

22

Auburn

113.0

Southeastern

23

Florida

113.0

Southeastern

24

Arkansas

112.8

Southeastern

25

Penn St.

112.8

Big Ten

26

Marquette

112.6

Big East

27

BYU

112.6

West Coast

28

Rutgers

112.5

Big Ten

29

Colorado

112.5

Pac-12

30

Villanova

112.5

Big East

31

Houston

112.5

American Athletic

32

LSU

112.4

Southeastern

33

Memphis

112.3

American Athletic

34

Wisconsin

112.3

Big Ten

35

Illinois

111.7

Big Ten

36

Alabama

111.6

Southeastern

37

Indiana

111.6

Big Ten

38

Minnesota

111.5

Big Ten

39

Creighton

111.4

Big East

40

Wichita St.

111.1

Big East

41

Stanford

110.9

Pac-12

42

Saint Mary’s

110.8

West Coast

43

Mississippi St.

110.7

Southeastern

44

VCU

110.6

Atlantic 10

45

North Carolina St.

110.5

Atlantic Coast

46

Washington

110.5

Pac-12

47

Oklahoma

110.3

Big 12

48

Cincinnati

110.0

American Athletic

49

Georgetown

109.9

Big East

50

Virginia

109.8

Atlantic Coast

51

Syracuse

109.2

Atlantic Coast

52

Xavier

109.0

Big East

53

Tennessee

108.9

Southeastern

54

Utah St.

108.9

Mountain West

55

Virginia Tech

108.9

Atlantic Coast

56

Notre Dame

108.9

Atlantic Coast

57

East Tennessee St.

108.8

Southern

58

Northern Iowa

108.8

Missouri Valley

59

Iowa St.

108.7

Big 12

60

Texas

108.5

Big 12

61

USC

108.5

Pac-12

62

Yale

108.5

Ivy

63

DePaul

108.4

Big East

64

Missouri

108.0

Southeastern

65

Providence

108.0

Big East

66

Richmond

107.8

Atlantic 10

67

Rhode Island

107.7

Atlantic 10

68

Oregon St.

107.7

Pac-12

69

UNC Greensboro

107.7

Southern

70

Arizona St.

107.7

Pac-12

71

St. John’s

107.6

Big East

72

TCU

107.6

Big 12

73

Liberty

107.5

Atlantic Sun

74

Clemson

107.5

Atlantic Coast

75

Oklahoma St.

107.5

Big 12

76

Louisiana Tech

107.4

Conference USA

77

Pittsburgh

107.3

Atlantic Coast

78

Vermont

107.3

American East

79

Akron

107.2

Mid-American

80

Georgia

107.1

Southeastern

81

Connecticut

107.0

American Athletic

82

North Carolina

107.0

Atlantic Coast

83

SMU

107.0

American Athletic

84

Belmont

107.0

Ohio Valley

85

Duquesne

106.9

Atlantic 10

86

Georgia Tech

106.6

Atlantic Coast

87

Temple

106.6

American Athletic

88

Furman

106.4

Southern

89

Kansas St.

106.1

Big 12

90

South Carolina

105.6

Southeastern

91

Saint Louis

105.5

Atlantic 10

92

Miami (Fla.)

105.5

Atlantic Coast

93

New Mexico St.

105.5

Western Athletic

94

North Texas

105.4

Conference USA

95

Davidson

105.3

Atlantic 10

96

Loyola (Chi.)

105.2

Missouri Valley

97

Bradley

105.0

Missouri Valley

98

San Francisco

105.0

West Coast

99

Harvard

104.9

Ivy

100

Tulsa

104.8

American Athletic

101

Georgia St.

104.8

Sun Belt

102

Ball St.

104.8

Mid-American

103

Nevada

104.7

Mountain West

104

Mississippi

104.7

Southeastern

105

Wake Forest

104.3

Atlantic Coast

106

Western Kentucky

104.3

Conference USA

107

Kent St.

104.3

Mid-American

108

Boise St.

104.3

Mountain West

109

Northwestern

104.2

Big Ten

110

Toledo

104.1

Mid-American

111

Colorado St.

104.0

Mountain West

112

Central Florida

103.9

American Athletic

113

UC Irvine

103.8

Big West

114

Utah

103.7

Pac-12

115

Northern Kentucky

103.7

Horizon

116

Wright St.

103.4

Horizon

117

Washington St.

103.3

Pac-12

118

UT Arlington

103.3

Southland

119

New Mexico

103.2

Mountain West

120

South Florida

103.1

American Athletic

121

St. Bonaventure

103.1

Atlantic 10

122

Indiana St.

103.1

Missouri Valley

123

Oral Roberts

103.0

Summit

124

UCLA

103.0

Pac-12

125

Texas St.

102.9

Sun Belt

126

Nebraska

102.9

Big Ten

127

Northern Colorado

102.9

Big Sky

128

Stephen F. Austin

102.8

Southland

129

Stony Brook

102.6

American East

130

UNLV

102.6

Mountain West

131

Fresno St.

102.6

Mountain West

132

Murray St.

102.4

Ohio Valley

133

Colgate

102.1

Patriot

134

Charleston

102.0

Colonial Athletic

135

Winthrop

102.0

Big South

136

Wofford

101.9

Southern

137

South Dakota St.

101.8

Summit

138

Radford

101.7

Big South

139

Buffalo

101.6

Mid-American

140

Hofstra

101.6

Colonial Athletic

141

Northeastern

101.5

Colonial Athletic

142

Georgia Southern

101.5

Sun Belt

143

Little Rock

101.5

Sun Belt

144

Santa Clara

101.4

West Coast

145

Southern Utah

101.4

Big Sky

146

Texas A&M

101.3

Southeastern

147

North Dakota St.

101.2

Summit

148

Penn

101.0

Ivy

149

Pacific

100.8

West Coast

150

Missouri St.

100.8

Missouri Valley

151

William & Mary

100.8

Colonial Athletic

152

UTEP

100.7

Conference USA

153

Pepperdine

100.7

West Coast

154

Marshall

100.6

Conference USA

155

George Mason

100.6

Atlantic 10

156

UC Santa Barbara

100.5

Big West

157

Drake

100.5

Missouri Valley

158

Western Carolina

100.4

Southern

159

Vanderbilt

100.3

Southeastern

160

Valparaiso

100.3

Missouri Valley

161

Tulane

100.3

American Athletic

162

Florida Int’l.

100.2

Conference USA

163

Coastal Carolina

100.2

Sun Belt

164

Bowling Green

100.2

Mid-American

165

Boston College

99.9

Atlantic Coast

166

Eastern Washington

99.9

Big Sky

167

Sam Houston St.

99.8

Southland

168

Towson

99.8

Colonial Athletic

169

Air Force

99.8

Mountain West

170

Austin Peay

99.8

Ohio Valley

171

Charlotte

99.8

Conference USA

172

California Baptist

99.7

Western Athletic

173

Montana

99.6

Big Sky

174

Chattanooga

99.6

Southern

175

Hawaii

99.6

Big West

176

Old Dominion

99.6

Conference USA

177

North Florida

99.6

Atlantic Sun

178

UAB

99.6

Conference USA

179

La Salle

99.6

Atlantic 10

180

St. Francis (PA)

99.5

Northeast

181

South Alabama

99.4

Sun Belt

182

UTSA

99.2

Conference USA

183

Southern Illinois

99.2

Missouri Valley

184

Boston U

99.2

Patriot

185

Central Michigan

99.1

Mid-American

186

California

99.1

Pac-12

187

Northern Illinois

98.8

Mid-American

188

South Dakota

98.3

Summit

189

Princeton

98.3

Ivy

190

Rider

98.3

Metro Atlantic

191

Lafayette

98.3

Patriot

192

Nicholls St.

98.2

Southland

193

Appalachian St.

98.1

Sun Belt

194

Delaware

98.0

Colonial Athletic

195

Florida Atlantic

97.9

Conference USA

196

Massachusetts

97.7

Atlantic 10

197

Dartmouth

97.7

Ivy

198

Sacramento St.

97.7

Big Sky

199

San Diego

97.7

West Coast

200

Miami (O)

97.6

Mid-American

201

Omaha

97.6

Summit

202

Abilene Christian

97.5

Southland

203

Ohio

97.5

Mid-American

204

George Washington

97.4

Atlantic 10

205

Sacred Heart

97.3

Northeast

206

Oakland

97.3

Horizon

207

Seattle

97.3

Western Athletic

208

Drexel

97.2

Colonial Athletic

209

Portland St.

97.2

Big Sky

210

Brown

97.1

Ivy

211

Northern Arizona

97.1

Big Sky

212

Loyola Marymount

97.1

West Coast

213

Prairie View A&M

97.1

Southwestern Athl.

214

Monmouth

97.0

Metro Atlantic

215

Siena

96.9

Metro Atlantic

216

Illinois St.

96.8

Missouri Valley

217

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.7

Western Athletic

218

Eastern Illinois

96.7

Ohio Valley

219

Arkansas St.

96.5

Sun Belt

220

Bucknell

96.4

Patriot

221

Green Bay

96.4

Horizon

222

North Dakota

96.4

Summit

223

Navy

96.4

Patriot

224

Canisius

96.2

Metro Atlantic

225

American

96.2

Patriot

226

Long Island

96.2

Northeast

227

UC Riverside

96.2

Big West

228

Albany

96.1

American East

229

Eastern Michigan

96.0

Mid-American

230

Bryant

96.0

Northeast

231

Robert Morris

96.0

Northeast

232

Rice

96.0

Conference USA

233

Montana St.

95.9

Big Sky

234

Grand Canyon

95.8

Western Athletic

235

UC Davis

95.8

Big West

236

Jacksonville St.

95.7

Ohio Valley

237

Youngstown St.

95.7

Horizon

238

Gardner-Webb

95.6

Big South

239

Western Michigan

95.5

Mid-American

240

Saint Joseph’s

95.4

Atlantic 10

241

Tennessee St.

95.4

Ohio Valley

242

Saint Peter’s

95.4

Metro Atlantic

243

Missouri-KC

95.4

Western Athletic

244

Mercer

95.4

Southern

245

Columbia

95.3

Ivy

246

Quinnipiac

95.3

Metro Atlantic

247

Fairfield

95.2

Metro Atlantic

248

Manhattan

95.2

Metro Atlantic

249

East Carolina

95.2

American Athletic

250

Milwaukee

95.1

Horizon

251

McNeese St.

95.1

Southland

252

Campbell

95.1

Big South

253

Jacksonville

94.9

Atlantic Sun

254

Illinois Chicago

94.7

Horizon

255

Texas Southern

94.7

Southwestern Athl.

256

Troy

94.5

Sun Belt

257

Iona

94.5

Metro Atlantic

258

UT Rio Grande Valley

94.4

Western Athletic

259

Louisiana Monroe

94.4

Sun Belt

260

Evansville

94.4

Missouri Valley

261

Purdue Fort Wayne

94.4

Summit

262

UMass Lowell

94.4

American East

263

Portland

94.3

West Coast

264

Lipscomb

94.2

Atlantic Sun

265

Fordham

94.2

Atlantic 10

266

Merrimack

94.0

Northeast

267

Louisiana

93.9

Sun Belt

268

NJIT

93.8

Atlantic Sun

269

Norfolk St.

93.8

Mideastern Athletic

270

Cal St. Fullerton

93.7

Big West

271

Lehigh

93.7

Patriot

272

Lamar

93.7

Southland

273

Southern Miss.

93.7

Conference USA

274

James Madison

93.7

Colonial Athletic

275

Weber St.

93.6

Big Sky

276

Samford

93.6

Southern

277

Cal St. Northridge

93.6

Big West

278

Loyola (MD)

93.6

Patriot

279

Detroit

93.5

Horizon

280

Mount St. Mary’s

93.5

Northeast

281

UNC Asheville

93.5

Big South

282

Utah Valley

93.3

Western Athletic

283

VMI

93.1

Southern

284

New Hampshire

93.1

American East

285

Morehead St.

93.0

Ohio Valley

286

Hartford

93.0

American East

287

North Alabama

92.9

Atlantic Sun

288

Cornell

92.6

Ivy

289

Middle Tennessee

92.5

Conference USA

290

Citadel

92.4

Southern

291

Wyoming

92.3

Mountain West

292

Niagara

92.1

Metro Atlantic

293

Idaho St.

92.1

Big Sky

294

North Carolina Central

92.1

Mideastern Athletic

295

Texas A&M CC

92.1

Southland

296

Bethune Cookman

92.0

Mideastern Athletic

297

San Jose St.

92.0

Mountain West

298

Alcorn St.

91.7

Southwestern Athl.

299

Charleston Southern

91.6

Big South

300

Army

91.6

Patriot

301

UM Baltimore Co.

91.4

American East

302

Grambling

91.4

Southwestern Athl.

303

North Carolina A&T

91.4

Mideastern Athletic

304

Idaho

91.3

Big Sky

305

St. Francis (NY)

91.2

Northeast

306

Long Beach St.

91.2

Big West

307

Elon

90.9

Colonial Athletic

308

UT-Martin

90.9

Ohio Valley

309

Florida Gulf Coast

90.8

Atlantic Sun

310

Morgan St.

90.8

Mideastern Athletic

311

Stetson

90.7

Atlantic Sun

312

Cal Poly

90.7

Big West

313

Central Arkansas

90.6

Southland

314

UNC Wilmington

90.6

Colonial Athletic

315

Fairleigh Dickinson

90.6

Northeast

316

New Orleans

90.5

Southland

317

Florida A&M

90.5

Mideastern Athletic

318

Southern

90.4

Southwestern Athl.

319

Cleveland St.

90.4

Horizon

320

Denver

90.0

Summit

321

Eastern Kentucky

90.0

Ohio Valley

322

USC Upstate

90.0

Big South

323

Wagner

89.9

Northeast

324

Longwood

89.7

Big South

325

IUPUI

89.6

Horizon

326

Hampton

89.4

Big South

327

Northwestern St.

89.3

Southland

328

South Carolina St.

89.2

Mideastern Athletic

329

Jackson St.

89.1

Southwestern Athl.

330

SE Missouri

89.1

Ohio Valley

331

Western Illinois

89.0

Summit

332

Coppin St.

88.7

Mideastern Athletic

333

SE Louisiana

88.6

Southland

334

Maine

88.4

American East

335

Presbyterian

88.4

Big South

336

Marist

88.0

Metro Atlantic

337

Binghamton

87.7

American East

338

Holy Cross

87.2

Patriot

339

SIU Edwardsville

86.9

Ohio Valley

340

Tennessee Tech

86.9

Ohio Valley

341

Alabama A&M

86.9

Southwestern Athl.

342

Alabama St.

86.6

Southwestern Athl.

343

High Point

85.0

Big South

344

Houston Baptist

84.8

Southland

345

Arkansas Pine Bluff

84.5

Southwestern Athl.

346

Kennesaw St.

83.7

Atlantic Sun

347

Incarnate Word

83.6

Southland

348

Howard

81.4

Mideastern Athletic

349

Central Connecticut

80.9

Northeast

350

MD Eastern Shore

80.7

Mideastern Athletic

351

Delaware St.

80.6

Mideastern Athletic

352

Mississippi Valley St.

77.6

Southwestern Athl.

353

Chicago St.

77.4

Western Athletic

 

Alphabetical

 

#

Team

PiRate

Conf.

1

Abilene Christian

97.5

Southland

2

Air Force

99.8

Mountain West

3

Akron

107.2

Mid-American

4

Alabama

111.6

Southeastern

5

Alabama A&M

86.9

Southwestern Athl.

6

Alabama St.

86.6

Southwestern Athl.

7

Albany

96.1

American East

8

Alcorn St.

91.7

Southwestern Athl.

9

American

96.2

Patriot

10

Appalachian St.

98.1

Sun Belt

11

Arizona

116.5

Pac-12

12

Arizona St.

107.7

Pac-12

13

Arkansas

112.8

Southeastern

14

Arkansas Pine Bluff

84.5

Southwestern Athl.

15

Arkansas St.

96.5

Sun Belt

16

Army

91.6

Patriot

17

Auburn

113.0

Southeastern

18

Austin Peay

99.8

Ohio Valley

19

Ball St.

104.8

Mid-American

20

Baylor

117.3

Big 12

21

Belmont

107.0

Ohio Valley

22

Bethune Cookman

92.0

Mideastern Athletic

23

Binghamton

87.7

American East

24

Boise St.

104.3

Mountain West

25

Boston College

99.9

Atlantic Coast

26

Boston U

99.2

Patriot

27

Bowling Green

100.2

Mid-American

28

Bradley

105.0

Missouri Valley

29

Brown

97.1

Ivy

30

Bryant

96.0

Northeast

31

Bucknell

96.4

Patriot

32

Buffalo

101.6

Mid-American

33

Butler

114.9

Big East

34

BYU

112.6

West Coast

35

Cal Poly

90.7

Big West

36

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.7

Western Athletic

37

Cal St. Fullerton

93.7

Big West

38

Cal St. Northridge

93.6

Big West

39

California

99.1

Pac-12

40

California Baptist

99.7

Western Athletic

41

Campbell

95.1

Big South

42

Canisius

96.2

Metro Atlantic

43

Central Arkansas

90.6

Southland

44

Central Connecticut

80.9

Northeast

45

Central Florida

103.9

American Athletic

46

Central Michigan

99.1

Mid-American

47

Charleston

102.0

Colonial Athletic

48

Charleston Southern

91.6

Big South

49

Charlotte

99.8

Conference USA

50

Chattanooga

99.6

Southern

51

Chicago St.

77.4

Western Athletic

52

Cincinnati

110.0

American Athletic

53

Citadel

92.4

Southern

54

Clemson

107.5

Atlantic Coast

55

Cleveland St.

90.4

Horizon

56

Coastal Carolina

100.2

Sun Belt

57

Colgate

102.1

Patriot

58

Colorado

112.5

Pac-12

59

Colorado St.

104.0

Mountain West

60

Columbia

95.3

Ivy

61

Connecticut

107.0

American Athletic

62

Coppin St.

88.7

Mideastern Athletic

63

Cornell

92.6

Ivy

64

Creighton

111.4

Big East

65

Dartmouth

97.7

Ivy

66

Davidson

105.3

Atlantic 10

67

Dayton

116.5

Atlantic 10

68

Delaware

98.0

Colonial Athletic

69

Delaware St.

80.6

Mideastern Athletic

70

Denver

90.0

Summit

71

DePaul

108.4

Big East

72

Detroit

93.5

Horizon

73

Drake

100.5

Missouri Valley

74

Drexel

97.2

Colonial Athletic

75

Duke

121.2

Atlantic Coast

76

Duquesne

106.9

Atlantic 10

77

East Carolina

95.2

American Athletic

78

East Tennessee St.

108.8

Southern

79

Eastern Illinois

96.7

Ohio Valley

80

Eastern Kentucky

90.0

Ohio Valley

81

Eastern Michigan

96.0

Mid-American

82

Eastern Washington

99.9

Big Sky

83

Elon

90.9

Colonial Athletic

84

Evansville

94.4

Missouri Valley

85

Fairfield

95.2

Metro Atlantic

86

Fairleigh Dickinson

90.6

Northeast

87

Florida

113.0

Southeastern

88

Florida A&M

90.5

Mideastern Athletic

89

Florida Atlantic

97.9

Conference USA

90

Florida Gulf Coast

90.8

Atlantic Sun

91

Florida Int’l.

100.2

Conference USA

92

Florida St.

114.9

Atlantic Coast

93

Fordham

94.2

Atlantic 10

94

Fresno St.

102.6

Mountain West

95

Furman

106.4

Southern

96

Gardner-Webb

95.6

Big South

97

George Mason

100.6

Atlantic 10

98

George Washington

97.4

Atlantic 10

99

Georgetown

109.9

Big East

100

Georgia

107.1

Southeastern

101

Georgia Southern

101.5

Sun Belt

102

Georgia St.

104.8

Sun Belt

103

Georgia Tech

106.6

Atlantic Coast

104

Gonzaga

119.4

West Coast

105

Grambling

91.4

Southwestern Athl.

106

Grand Canyon

95.8

Western Athletic

107

Green Bay

96.4

Horizon

108

Hampton

89.4

Big South

109

Hartford

93.0

American East

110

Harvard

104.9

Ivy

111

Hawaii

99.6

Big West

112

High Point

85.0

Big South

113

Hofstra

101.6

Colonial Athletic

114

Holy Cross

87.2

Patriot

115

Houston

112.5

American Athletic

116

Houston Baptist

84.8

Southland

117

Howard

81.4

Mideastern Athletic

118

Idaho

91.3

Big Sky

119

Idaho St.

92.1

Big Sky

120

Illinois

111.7

Big Ten

121

Illinois Chicago

94.7

Horizon

122

Illinois St.

96.8

Missouri Valley

123

Incarnate Word

83.6

Southland

124

Indiana

111.6

Big Ten

125

Indiana St.

103.1

Missouri Valley

126

Iona

94.5

Metro Atlantic

127

Iowa

114.6

Big Ten

128

Iowa St.

108.7

Big 12

129

IUPUI

89.6

Horizon

130

Jackson St.

89.1

Southwestern Athl.

131

Jacksonville

94.9

Atlantic Sun

132

Jacksonville St.

95.7

Ohio Valley

133

James Madison

93.7

Colonial Athletic

134

Kansas

121.1

Big 12

135

Kansas St.

106.1

Big 12

136

Kennesaw St.

83.7

Atlantic Sun

137

Kent St.

104.3

Mid-American

138

Kentucky

113.6

Southeastern

139

La Salle

99.6

Atlantic 10

140

Lafayette

98.3

Patriot

141

Lamar

93.7

Southland

142

Lehigh

93.7

Patriot

143

Liberty

107.5

Atlantic Sun

144

Lipscomb

94.2

Atlantic Sun

145

Little Rock

101.5

Sun Belt

146

Long Beach St.

91.2

Big West

147

Long Island

96.2

Northeast

148

Longwood

89.7

Big South

149

Louisiana

93.9

Sun Belt

150

Louisiana Monroe

94.4

Sun Belt

151

Louisiana Tech

107.4

Conference USA

152

Louisville

116.7

Atlantic Coast

153

Loyola (Chi.)

105.2

Missouri Valley

154

Loyola Marymount

97.1

West Coast

155

Loyola (MD)

93.6

Patriot

156

LSU

112.4

Southeastern

157

Maine

88.4

American East

158

Manhattan

95.2

Metro Atlantic

159

Marist

88.0

Metro Atlantic

160

Marquette

112.6

Big East

161

Marshall

100.6

Conference USA

162

Maryland

115.8

Big Ten

163

Massachusetts

97.7

Atlantic 10

164

McNeese St.

95.1

Southland

165

MD Eastern Shore

80.7

Mideastern Athletic

166

Memphis

112.3

American Athletic

167

Mercer

95.4

Southern

168

Merrimack

94.0

Northeast

169

Miami (Fla.)

105.5

Atlantic Coast

170

Miami (O)

97.6

Mid-American

171

Michigan

113.3

Big Ten

172

Michigan St.

118.5

Big Ten

173

Middle Tennessee

92.5

Conference USA

174

Milwaukee

95.1

Horizon

175

Minnesota

111.5

Big Ten

176

Mississippi

104.7

Southeastern

177

Mississippi St.

110.7

Southeastern

178

Mississippi Valley St.

77.6

Southwestern Athl.

179

Missouri

108.0

Southeastern

180

Missouri-KC

95.4

Western Athletic

181

Missouri St.

100.8

Missouri Valley

182

Monmouth

97.0

Metro Atlantic

183

Montana

99.6

Big Sky

184

Montana St.

95.9

Big Sky

185

Morehead St.

93.0

Ohio Valley

186

Morgan St.

90.8

Mideastern Athletic

187

Mount St. Mary’s

93.5

Northeast

188

Murray St.

102.4

Ohio Valley

189

Navy

96.4

Patriot

190

Nebraska

102.9

Big Ten

191

Nevada

104.7

Mountain West

192

New Hampshire

93.1

American East

193

New Mexico

103.2

Mountain West

194

New Mexico St.

105.5

Western Athletic

195

New Orleans

90.5

Southland

196

Niagara

92.1

Metro Atlantic

197

Nicholls St.

98.2

Southland

198

NJIT

93.8

Atlantic Sun

199

Norfolk St.

93.8

Mideastern Athletic

200

North Alabama

92.9

Atlantic Sun

201

North Carolina

107.0

Atlantic Coast

202

North Carolina A&T

91.4

Mideastern Athletic

203

North Carolina Central

92.1

Mideastern Athletic

204

North Carolina St.

110.5

Atlantic Coast

205

North Dakota

96.4

Summit

206

North Dakota St.

101.2

Summit

207

North Florida

99.6

Atlantic Sun

208

North Texas

105.4

Conference USA

209

Northeastern

101.5

Colonial Athletic

210

Northern Arizona

97.1

Big Sky

211

Northern Colorado

102.9

Big Sky

212

Northern Illinois

98.8

Mid-American

213

Northern Iowa

108.8

Missouri Valley

214

Northern Kentucky

103.7

Horizon

215

Northwestern

104.2

Big Ten

216

Northwestern St.

89.3

Southland

217

Notre Dame

108.9

Atlantic Coast

218

Oakland

97.3

Horizon

219

Ohio

97.5

Mid-American

220

Ohio St.

115.5

Big Ten

221

Oklahoma

110.3

Big 12

222

Oklahoma St.

107.5

Big 12

223

Old Dominion

99.6

Conference USA

224

Omaha

97.6

Summit

225

Oral Roberts

103.0

Summit

226

Oregon

113.7

Pac-12

227

Oregon St.

107.7

Pac-12

228

Pacific

100.8

West Coast

229

Penn

101.0

Ivy

230

Penn St.

112.8

Big Ten

231

Pepperdine

100.7

West Coast

232

Pittsburgh

107.3

Atlantic Coast

233

Portland

94.3

West Coast

234

Portland St.

97.2

Big Sky

235

Prairie View A&M

97.1

Southwestern Athl.

236

Presbyterian

88.4

Big South

237

Princeton

98.3

Ivy

238

Providence

108.0

Big East

239

Purdue

113.2

Big Ten

240

Purdue Fort Wayne

94.4

Summit

241

Quinnipiac

95.3

Metro Atlantic

242

Radford

101.7

Big South

243

Rhode Island

107.7

Atlantic 10

244

Rice

96.0

Conference USA

245

Richmond

107.8

Atlantic 10

246

Rider

98.3

Metro Atlantic

247

Robert Morris

96.0

Northeast

248

Rutgers

112.5

Big Ten

249

Sacramento St.

97.7

Big Sky

250

Sacred Heart

97.3

Northeast

251

Saint Joseph’s

95.4

Atlantic 10

252

Saint Louis

105.5

Atlantic 10

253

Saint Mary’s

110.8

West Coast

254

Saint Peter’s

95.4

Metro Atlantic

255

Sam Houston St.

99.8

Southland

256

Samford

93.6

Southern

257

San Diego

97.7

West Coast

258

San Diego St.

115.0

Mountain West

259

San Francisco

105.0

West Coast

260

San Jose St.

92.0

Mountain West

261

Santa Clara

101.4

West Coast

262

SE Louisiana

88.6

Southland

263

SE Missouri

89.1

Ohio Valley

264

Seattle

97.3

Western Athletic

265

Seton Hall

115.9

Big East

266

Siena

96.9

Metro Atlantic

267

SIU Edwardsville

86.9

Ohio Valley

268

SMU

107.0

American Athletic

269

South Alabama

99.4

Sun Belt

270

South Carolina

105.6

Southeastern

271

South Carolina St.

89.2

Mideastern Athletic

272

South Dakota

98.3

Summit

273

South Dakota St.

101.8

Summit

274

South Florida

103.1

American Athletic

275

Southern

90.4

Southwestern Athl.

276

Southern Illinois

99.2

Missouri Valley

277

Southern Miss.

93.7

Conference USA

278

Southern Utah

101.4

Big Sky

279

St. Bonaventure

103.1

Atlantic 10

280

St. Francis (NY)

91.2

Northeast

281

St. Francis (PA)

99.5

Northeast

282

St. John’s

107.6

Big East

283

Stanford

110.9

Pac-12

284

Stephen F. Austin

102.8

Southland

285

Stetson

90.7

Atlantic Sun

286

Stony Brook

102.6

American East

287

Syracuse

109.2

Atlantic Coast

288

TCU

107.6

Big 12

289

Temple

106.6

American Athletic

290

Tennessee

108.9

Southeastern

291

Tennessee St.

95.4

Ohio Valley

292

Tennessee Tech

86.9

Ohio Valley

293

Texas

108.5

Big 12

294

Texas A&M

101.3

Southeastern

295

Texas A&M CC

92.1

Southland

296

Texas Southern

94.7

Southwestern Athl.

297

Texas St.

102.9

Sun Belt

298

Texas Tech

113.7

Big 12

299

Toledo

104.1

Mid-American

300

Towson

99.8

Colonial Athletic

301

Troy

94.5

Sun Belt

302

Tulane

100.3

American Athletic

303

Tulsa

104.8

American Athletic

304

UAB

99.6

Conference USA

305

UC Davis

95.8

Big West

306

UC Irvine

103.8

Big West

307

UC Riverside

96.2

Big West

308

UC Santa Barbara

100.5

Big West

309

UCLA

103.0

Pac-12

310

UM Baltimore Co.

91.4

American East

311

UMass Lowell

94.4

American East

312

UNC Asheville

93.5

Big South

313

UNC Greensboro

107.7

Southern

314

UNC Wilmington

90.6

Colonial Athletic

315

UNLV

102.6

Mountain West

316

USC

108.5

Pac-12

317

USC Upstate

90.0

Big South

318

UT Arlington

103.3

Southland

319

UT Rio Grande Valley

94.4

Western Athletic

320

UT-Martin

90.9

Ohio Valley

321

Utah

103.7

Pac-12

322

Utah St.

108.9

Mountain West

323

Utah Valley

93.3

Western Athletic

324

UTEP

100.7

Conference USA

325

UTSA

99.2

Conference USA

326

Valparaiso

100.3

Missouri Valley

327

Vanderbilt

100.3

Southeastern

328

VCU

110.6

Atlantic 10

329

Vermont

107.3

American East

330

Villanova

112.5

Big East

331

Virginia

109.8

Atlantic Coast

332

Virginia Tech

108.9

Atlantic Coast

333

VMI

93.1

Southern

334

Wagner

89.9

Northeast

335

Wake Forest

104.3

Atlantic Coast

336

Washington

110.5

Pac-12

337

Washington St.

103.3

Pac-12

338

Weber St.

93.6

Big Sky

339

West Virginia

115.8

Big 12

340

Western Carolina

100.4

Southern

341

Western Illinois

89.0

Summit

342

Western Kentucky

104.3

Conference USA

343

Western Michigan

95.5

Mid-American

344

Wichita St.

111.1

Big East

345

William & Mary

100.8

Colonial Athletic

346

Winthrop

102.0

Big South

347

Wisconsin

112.3

Big Ten

348

Wofford

101.9

Southern

349

Wright St.

103.4

Horizon

350

Wyoming

92.3

Mountain West

351

Xavier

109.0

Big East

352

Yale

108.5

Ivy

353

Youngstown St.

95.7

Horizon

 

 

PiRate Ratings By Conference

 

#

American Athletic

PiRate

1

Houston

112.5

2

Memphis

112.3

3

Cincinnati

110.0

4

Connecticut

107.0

5

SMU

107.0

6

Temple

106.6

7

Tulsa

104.8

8

Central Florida

103.9

9

South Florida

103.1

10

Tulane

100.3

11

East Carolina

95.2

Avg

American Athletic

105.7

 

 

#

American East

PiRate

1

Vermont

107.3

2

Stony Brook

102.6

3

Albany

96.1

4

UMass Lowell

94.4

5

New Hampshire

93.1

6

Hartford

93.0

7

UM Baltimore Co.

91.4

8

Maine

88.4

9

Binghamton

87.7

Avg

American East

94.9

 

 

#

Atlantic 10

PiRate

1

Dayton

116.5

2

VCU

110.6

3

Richmond

107.8

4

Rhode Island

107.7

5

Duquesne

106.9

6

Saint Louis

105.5

7

Davidson

105.3

8

St. Bonaventure

103.1

9

George Mason

100.6

10

La Salle

99.6

11

Massachusetts

97.7

12

George Washington

97.4

13

Saint Joseph’s

95.4

14

Fordham

94.2

Avg.

Atlantic 10

103.5

 

 

#

Atlantic Coast

PiRate

1

Duke

121.2

2

Louisville

116.7

3

Florida St.

114.9

4

North Carolina St.

110.5

5

Virginia

109.8

6

Syracuse

109.2

7

Virginia Tech

108.9

8

Notre Dame

108.9

9

Clemson

107.5

10

Pittsburgh

107.3

11

North Carolina

107.0

12

Georgia Tech

106.6

13

Miami (Fla.)

105.5

14

Wake Forest

104.3

15

Boston College

99.9

Avg

Atlantic Coast

109.2

 

 

#

Atlantic Sun

PiRate

1

Liberty

107.5

2

North Florida

99.6

3

Jacksonville

94.9

4

Lipscomb

94.2

5

NJIT

93.8

6

North Alabama

92.9

7

Florida Gulf Coast

90.8

8

Stetson

90.7

9

Kennesaw St.

83.7

Avg

Atlantic Sun

94.2

 

 

#

Big 12

PiRate

1

Kansas

121.1

2

Baylor

117.3

3

West Virginia

115.8

4

Texas Tech

113.7

5

Oklahoma

110.3

6

Iowa St.

108.7

7

Texas

108.5

8

TCU

107.6

9

Oklahoma St.

107.5

10

Kansas St.

106.1

Avg

Big 12

111.7

 

 

#

Big East

PiRate

1

Seton Hall

115.9

2

Butler

114.9

3

Marquette

112.6

4

Villanova

112.5

5

Creighton

111.4

6

Wichita St.

111.1

7

Georgetown

109.9

8

Xavier

109.0

9

DePaul

108.4

10

Providence

108.0

11

St. John’s

107.6

Avg

Big East

111.0

 

 

#

Big Sky

PiRate

1

Northern Colorado

102.9

2

Southern Utah

101.4

3

Eastern Washington

99.9

4

Montana

99.6

5

Sacramento St.

97.7

6

Portland St.

97.2

7

Northern Arizona

97.1

8

Montana St.

95.9

9

Weber St.

93.6

10

Idaho St.

92.1

11

Idaho

91.3

#

Big Sky

97.1

 

 

#

Big South

PiRate

1

Winthrop

102.0

2

Radford

101.7

3

Gardner-Webb

95.6

4

Campbell

95.1

5

UNC Asheville

93.5

6

Charleston Southern

91.6

7

USC Upstate

90.0

8

Longwood

89.7

9

Hampton

89.4

10

Presbyterian

88.4

11

High Point

85.0

Avg

Big South

92.9

 

 

#

Big Ten

PiRate

1

Michigan St.

118.5

2

Maryland

115.8

3

Ohio St.

115.5

4

Iowa

114.6

5

Michigan

113.3

6

Purdue

113.2

7

Penn St.

112.8

8

Rutgers

112.5

9

Wisconsin

112.3

10

Illinois

111.7

11

Indiana

111.6

12

Minnesota

111.5

13

Northwestern

104.2

14

Nebraska

102.9

Avg

Big Ten

112.2

 

 

#

Big West

PiRate

1

UC Irvine

103.8

2

UC Santa Barbara

100.5

3

Hawaii

99.6

4

UC Riverside

96.2

5

UC Davis

95.8

6

Cal St. Fullerton

93.7

7

Cal St. Northridge

93.6

8

Long Beach St.

91.2

9

Cal Poly

90.7

Avg

Big West

96.1

 

 

#

Colonial Athletic

PiRate

1

Charleston

102.0

2

Hofstra

101.6

3

Northeastern

101.5

4

William & Mary

100.8

5

Towson

99.8

6

Delaware

98.0

7

Drexel

97.2

8

James Madison

93.7

9

Elon

90.9

10

UNC Wilmington

90.6

Avg

Colonial Athletic

97.6

 

 

#

Conference USA

PiRate

1

Louisiana Tech

107.4

2

North Texas

105.4

3

Western Kentucky

104.3

4

UTEP

100.7

5

Marshall

100.6

6

Florida Int’l.

100.2

7

Charlotte

99.8

8

Old Dominion

99.6

9

UAB

99.6

10

UTSA

99.2

11

Florida Atlantic

97.9

12

Rice

96.0

13

Southern Miss.

93.7

14

Middle Tennessee

92.5

Avg

Conference USA

99.8

 

 

#

Horizon

PiRate

1

Northern Kentucky

103.7

2

Wright St.

103.4

3

Oakland

97.3

4

Green Bay

96.4

5

Youngstown St.

95.7

6

Milwaukee

95.1

7

Illinois Chicago

94.7

8

Detroit

93.5

9

Cleveland St.

90.4

10

IUPUI

89.6

Avg

Horizon

96.0

 

 

#

Ivy

PiRate

1

Yale

108.5

2

Harvard

104.9

3

Penn

101.0

4

Princeton

98.3

5

Dartmouth

97.7

6

Brown

97.1

7

Columbia

95.3

8

Cornell

92.6

Avg

Ivy

99.4

 

 

#

Metro Atlantic

PiRate

1

Rider

98.3

2

Monmouth

97.0

3

Siena

96.9

4

Canisius

96.2

5

Saint Peter’s

95.4

6

Quinnipiac

95.3

7

Fairfield

95.2

8

Manhattan

95.2

9

Iona

94.5

10

Niagara

92.1

11

Marist

88.0

Avg

Metro Atlantic

94.9

 

 

#

Mid-American

PiRate

1

Akron

107.2

2

Ball St.

104.8

3

Kent St.

104.3

4

Toledo

104.1

5

Buffalo

101.6

6

Bowling Green

100.2

7

Central Michigan

99.1

8

Northern Illinois

98.8

9

Miami (O)

97.6

10

Ohio

97.5

11

Eastern Michigan

96.0

12

Western Michigan

95.5

Avg

Mid-American

100.6

 

 

#

Mideastern Athletic

PiRate

1

Norfolk St.

93.8

2

North Carolina Central

92.1

3

Bethune Cookman

92.0

4

North Carolina A&T

91.4

5

Morgan St.

90.8

6

Florida A&M

90.5

7

South Carolina St.

89.2

8

Coppin St.

88.7

9

Howard

81.4

10

MD Eastern Shore

80.7

11

Delaware St.

80.6

Avg

Mideastern Athletic

88.3

 

 

#

Missouri Valley

PiRate

1

Northern Iowa

108.8

2

Loyola (Chi.)

105.2

3

Bradley

105.0

4

Indiana St.

103.1

5

Missouri St.

100.8

6

Drake

100.5

7

Valparaiso

100.3

8

Southern Illinois

99.2

9

Illinois St.

96.8

10

Evansville

94.4

Avg

Missouri Valley

101.4

 

 

#

Mountain West

PiRate

1

San Diego St.

115.0

2

Utah St.

108.9

3

Nevada

104.7

4

Boise St.

104.3

5

Colorado St.

104.0

6

New Mexico

103.2

7

UNLV

102.6

8

Fresno St.

102.6

9

Air Force

99.8

10

Wyoming

92.3

11

San Jose St.

92.0

Avg

Mountain West

102.7

 

 

#

Northeast

PiRate

1

St. Francis (PA)

99.5

2

Sacred Heart

97.3

3

Long Island

96.2

4

Bryant

96.0

5

Robert Morris

96.0

6

Merrimack

94.0

7

Mount St. Mary’s

93.5

8

St. Francis (NY)

91.2

9

Fairleigh Dickinson

90.6

10

Wagner

89.9

11

Central Connecticut

80.9

Avg

Northeast

93.2

 

 

#

Ohio Valley

PiRate

1

Belmont

107.0

2

Murray St.

102.4

3

Austin Peay

99.8

4

Eastern Illinois

96.7

5

Jacksonville St.

95.7

6

Tennessee St.

95.4

7

Morehead St.

93.0

8

UT-Martin

90.9

9

Eastern Kentucky

90.0

10

SE Missouri

89.1

11

SIU Edwardsville

86.9

12

Tennessee Tech

86.9

Avg

Ohio Valley

94.5

 

 

#

Pac-12

PiRate

1

Arizona

116.5

2

Oregon

113.7

3

Colorado

112.5

4

Stanford

110.9

5

Washington

110.5

6

USC

108.5

7

Oregon St.

107.7

8

Arizona St.

107.7

9

Utah

103.7

10

Washington St.

103.3

11

UCLA

103.0

12

California

99.1

Avg

Pac-12

108.1

 

 

#

Patriot

PiRate

1

Colgate

102.1

2

Boston U

99.2

3

Lafayette

98.3

4

Bucknell

96.4

5

Navy

96.4

6

American

96.2

7

Lehigh

93.7

8

Loyola (MD)

93.6

9

Army

91.6

10

Holy Cross

87.2

Avg

Patriot

95.5

 

 

#

Southeastern

PiRate

1

Kentucky

113.6

2

Auburn

113.0

3

Florida

113.0

4

Arkansas

112.8

5

LSU

112.4

6

Alabama

111.6

7

Mississippi St.

110.7

8

Tennessee

108.9

9

Missouri

108.0

10

Georgia

107.1

11

South Carolina

105.6

12

Mississippi

104.7

13

Texas A&M

101.3

14

Vanderbilt

100.3

Avg

Southeastern

108.8

 

 

#

Southern

PiRate

1

East Tennessee St.

108.8

2

UNC Greensboro

107.7

3

Furman

106.4

4

Wofford

101.9

5

Western Carolina

100.4

6

Chattanooga

99.6

7

Mercer

95.4

8

Samford

93.6

9

VMI

93.1

10

Citadel

92.4

Avg

Southern

99.9

 

 

#

Southland

PiRate

1

UT Arlington

103.3

2

Stephen F. Austin

102.8

3

Sam Houston St.

99.8

4

Nicholls St.

98.2

5

Abilene Christian

97.5

6

McNeese St.

95.1

7

Lamar

93.7

8

Texas A&M CC

92.1

9

Central Arkansas

90.6

10

New Orleans

90.5

11

Northwestern St.

89.3

12

SE Louisiana

88.6

13

Houston Baptist

84.8

14

Incarnate Word

83.6

Avg

Southland

93.6

 

 

#

Southwestern Athletic

PiRate

1

Prairie View A&M

97.1

2

Texas Southern

94.7

3

Alcorn St.

91.7

4

Grambling

91.4

5

Southern

90.4

6

Jackson St.

89.1

7

Alabama A&M

86.9

8

Alabama St.

86.6

9

Arkansas Pine Bluff

84.5

10

Mississippi Valley St.

77.6

Avg

Southwestern Athletic

89.0

 

 

#

Summit

PiRate

1

Oral Roberts

103.0

2

South Dakota St.

101.8

3

North Dakota St.

101.2

4

South Dakota

98.3

5

Omaha

97.6

6

North Dakota

96.4

7

Purdue Fort Wayne

94.4

8

Denver

90.0

9

Western Illinois

89.0

Avg

Summit

96.9

 

 

#

Sun Belt

PiRate

1

Georgia St.

104.8

2

Texas St.

102.9

3

Georgia Southern

101.5

4

Little Rock

101.5

5

Coastal Carolina

100.2

6

South Alabama

99.4

7

Appalachian St.

98.1

8

Arkansas St.

96.5

9

Troy

94.5

10

Louisiana Monroe

94.4

11

Louisiana

93.9

Avg

Sun Belt

98.9

 

 

#

West Coast

PiRate

1

Gonzaga

119.4

2

BYU

112.6

3

Saint Mary’s

110.8

4

San Francisco

105.0

5

Santa Clara

101.4

6

Pacific

100.8

7

Pepperdine

100.7

8

San Diego

97.7

9

Loyola Marymount

97.1

10

Portland

94.3

Avg

West Coast

104.0

 

 

#

Western Athletic

PiRate

1

New Mexico St.

105.5

2

California Baptist

99.7

3

Seattle

97.3

4

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.7

5

Grand Canyon

95.8

6

Missouri-KC

95.4

7

UT Rio Grande Valley

94.4

8

Utah Valley

93.3

9

Chicago St.

77.4

Avg

Western Athletic

95.1

 

 

Conference Ratings

#

Conference

PiRate

1

Big Ten

112.2

2

Big 12

111.7

3

Big East

111.0

4

Atlantic Coast

109.2

5

Southeastern

108.8

6

Pac-12

108.1

7

American Athletic

105.7

8

West Coast

104.0

9

Atlantic 10

103.5

10

Mountain West

102.7

11

Missouri Valley

101.4

12

Mid-American

100.6

13

Southern

99.9

14

Conference USA

99.8

15

Ivy

99.4

16

Sun Belt

98.9

17

Colonial Athletic

97.6

18

Big Sky

97.1

19

Summit

96.9

20

Big West

96.1

21

Horizon

96.0

22

Patriot

95.5

23

Western Athletic

95.1

24

Metro Atlantic

94.9

25

American East

94.9

26

Ohio Valley

94.5

27

Atlantic Sun

94.2

28

Southland

93.6

29

Northeast

93.2

30

Big South

92.9

31

Southwestern Athletic

89.0

32

Mideastern Athletic

88.3

 

Two Mid-Major Games Worth Watching Tonight

 

You won’t see these two games being hyped by the national media tonight, but if you want to see two excellent games between Mid-Major teams that could be in the NCAA Tournament, you will be entertained by these two contests:

At 7 PM Eastern Time, Winthrop (5-0/11-7) visits rival Radford (5-0/10-7) in a battle for first place in the Big South Conference.

Also at 7 PM Eastern Time, Bucknell (4-2/8-11) visits Colgate (5-1/14-5) in a battle for supremacy in the Patriot League.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 14, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For January 14, 2020

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Power Conference & Top 25 Teams Playing Tuesday

 

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Ohio St.

Nebraska

16.6

Clemson

Duke

-11.9

Pittsburgh

Louisville

-5.6

Florida

Ole Miss

10.7

Texas A&M

LSU

-6.9

Dayton

VCU

8.8

Kansas St.

Texas Tech

-3.6

Tulane

Central Florida

1.4

Northwestern

Iowa

-6.2

Villanova

DePaul

9.6

Oklahoma

Kansas

-6.6

Wisconsin

Maryland

0.9

West Virginia

TCU

9.5

Mississippi St.

Missouri

2.8

Wake Forest

Virginia Tech

-1.6

Nevada

Wyoming

16.2

Fresno St.

San Diego St.

-8.6

January 13, 2020

PiRate College Football Ratings: Final For 2019-2020 Season

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Final PiRate Ratings for 2019-2020

January 14, 2020

 

Congratulations to the LSU Tigers–2019-2020 NCAA FBS National Champions

 

PiRate Ratings

#

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

1

L S U

142.1

140.5

142.9

141.8

2

Ohio St.

141.3

140.2

142.0

141.2

3

Clemson

139.0

137.5

140.2

138.9

4

Alabama

130.2

127.4

130.7

129.4

5

Georgia

126.5

124.9

126.7

126.0

6

Florida

125.1

122.8

124.9

124.2

7

Michigan

124.2

122.6

124.3

123.7

8

Wisconsin

122.6

122.5

123.0

122.7

9

Oregon

122.1

122.0

122.9

122.3

10

Notre Dame

122.1

121.4

122.5

122.0

11

Utah

121.8

120.9

122.4

121.7

12

Penn St.

121.5

120.8

121.8

121.4

13

Auburn

121.7

119.9

121.2

120.9

14

Oklahoma

121.1

120.5

120.8

120.8

15

Iowa

120.1

118.8

119.9

119.6

16

Minnesota

118.4

118.0

118.0

118.1

17

Baylor

117.3

117.1

116.4

116.9

18

Washington

115.5

115.2

116.4

115.7

19

Texas

113.6

113.9

113.5

113.7

20

Texas A&M

115.0

112.5

113.2

113.6

21

Kentucky

112.5

111.6

112.0

112.0

22

Central Florida

111.7

111.2

112.2

111.7

23

Iowa St.

111.6

111.7

111.2

111.5

24

Kansas St.

111.1

111.1

110.9

111.0

25

Virginia Tech

110.4

110.2

110.8

110.5

26

Tennessee

110.7

110.4

110.1

110.4

27

North Carolina

110.2

110.1

110.9

110.4

28

Oklahoma St.

110.4

110.8

109.8

110.3

29

Memphis

110.0

110.1

110.7

110.3

30

U S C

109.3

109.7

109.9

109.7

31

Indiana

109.9

108.9

109.5

109.4

32

Appalachian St.

109.1

108.7

108.3

108.7

33

Missouri

109.9

107.5

108.5

108.6

34

Washington St.

108.8

108.1

108.7

108.5

35

T C U

107.7

109.7

107.9

108.4

36

Cincinnati

108.3

107.9

108.5

108.2

37

Virginia

108.1

107.9

108.5

108.2

38

South Carolina

109.0

107.1

108.0

108.0

39

Arizona St.

108.0

107.5

108.4

108.0

40

Mississippi St.

108.0

104.9

111.0

108.0

41

Ole Miss

107.8

106.9

108.1

107.6

42

Michigan St.

107.7

106.8

106.8

107.1

43

Air Force

105.8

107.5

106.9

106.7

44

Nebraska

106.3

106.5

105.6

106.1

45

Boise St.

105.7

106.1

106.0

105.9

46

California

104.7

104.7

105.3

104.9

47

Florida St.

104.7

104.4

104.6

104.6

48

Texas Tech

104.6

104.9

103.7

104.4

49

Florida Atlantic

103.7

103.9

105.0

104.2

50

Navy

102.9

105.1

104.4

104.1

51

Purdue

104.1

103.9

103.7

103.9

52

Louisiana

103.0

103.1

102.6

102.9

53

Wake Forest

103.1

102.4

103.2

102.9

54

Northwestern

103.4

102.6

102.1

102.7

55

SMU

102.4

102.3

103.0

102.6

56

West Virginia

102.7

102.7

102.3

102.5

57

Miami (Fla.)

102.3

101.8

102.6

102.2

58

Louisville

102.0

101.5

102.2

101.9

59

Pittsburgh

102.1

101.5

101.9

101.8

60

BYU

101.9

102.1

101.2

101.7

61

Oregon St.

101.2

102.1

101.5

101.6

62

Illinois

101.2

101.6

100.7

101.2

63

Stanford

101.6

100.6

100.8

101.0

64

Tulane

100.6

100.8

101.2

100.9

65

San Diego St.

100.1

101.7

100.1

100.6

66

Wyoming

99.7

101.4

100.1

100.4

67

Boston College

99.5

99.0

99.6

99.4

68

Syracuse

99.7

98.9

98.9

99.2

69

Duke

99.4

98.6

99.1

99.0

70

Colorado

98.6

98.5

98.7

98.6

71

U C L A

98.7

98.3

98.2

98.4

72

Ohio

98.4

97.8

98.9

98.4

73

Georgia Southern

97.9

98.0

97.5

97.8

74

Hawaii

97.0

98.3

96.4

97.2

75

Temple

96.9

96.8

98.0

97.2

76

Western Michigan

97.4

96.5

96.9

96.9

77

Arizona

97.0

96.8

96.8

96.9

78

Buffalo

95.7

96.4

97.2

96.4

79

Louisiana Tech

96.1

96.3

96.2

96.2

80

Western Kentucky

95.5

96.0

96.7

96.1

81

Houston

94.8

95.7

96.4

95.6

82

Utah St.

95.6

95.2

95.7

95.5

83

Tulsa

94.1

95.1

95.4

94.9

84

Kansas

93.7

94.7

93.8

94.1

85

Maryland

93.5

92.6

92.0

92.7

86

Fresno St.

92.4

93.4

92.2

92.7

87

Army

92.8

93.0

92.0

92.6

88

Southern Miss.

92.7

92.0

92.7

92.5

89

Marshall

91.9

91.6

92.4

92.0

90

North Carolina St.

92.3

91.4

91.6

91.8

91

Vanderbilt

92.5

90.9

90.9

91.4

92

Liberty

90.6

91.9

91.0

91.1

93

Ball St.

91.0

90.7

91.2

91.0

94

Arkansas St.

90.5

91.0

90.4

90.6

95

Miami (Ohio)

90.6

89.9

91.0

90.5

96

Central Michigan

89.6

90.2

90.6

90.1

97

Nevada

89.8

91.1

89.1

90.0

98

Georgia Tech

90.2

88.9

90.2

89.8

99

Kent St.

89.0

89.1

89.8

89.3

100

Colorado St.

88.0

91.2

88.7

89.3

101

Troy

89.6

89.8

88.1

89.2

102

South Florida

88.8

89.3

88.9

89.0

103

Middle Tennessee

88.9

88.5

89.2

88.9

104

San Jose St.

87.9

89.7

88.1

88.6

105

Florida Int’l.

88.6

88.4

88.6

88.5

106

Eastern Michigan

88.1

88.3

88.6

88.4

107

Georgia St.

88.2

89.0

87.2

88.1

108

Arkansas

88.0

87.8

87.3

87.7

109

Northern Illinois

87.5

86.9

87.8

87.4

110

U A B

86.6

88.2

87.2

87.3

111

Charlotte

87.0

87.3

87.6

87.3

112

Coastal Carolina

86.9

87.8

86.3

87.0

113

Louisiana-Monroe

86.7

87.4

86.4

86.9

114

North Texas

86.3

86.0

86.2

86.2

115

Rutgers

85.1

84.6

83.6

84.4

116

U N L V

83.7

85.4

83.5

84.2

117

Toledo

84.0

83.9

84.1

84.0

118

Rice

82.4

83.7

82.4

82.8

119

East Carolina

82.4

83.6

82.3

82.8

120

New Mexico

79.7

81.7

78.6

80.0

121

Texas St.

79.2

79.9

78.9

79.3

122

South Alabama

77.0

79.5

77.0

77.8

123

Texas-San Antonio

76.1

77.9

76.5

76.8

124

New Mexico St.

75.6

77.3

75.2

76.0

125

Old Dominion

73.5

73.5

73.2

73.4

126

Connecticut

71.3

73.9

70.8

72.0

127

U T E P

68.5

71.8

68.6

69.6

128

Bowling Green

68.1

67.5

67.8

67.8

129

Akron

62.8

62.5

61.7

62.3

130

Massachusetts

56.7

58.2

55.7

56.9

 

By Conference

 

American Athletic Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

AAC

Overall

Central Florida

111.7

111.2

112.2

111.7

6-2

10-3

Cincinnati

108.3

107.9

108.5

108.2

7-1

11-3

Temple

96.9

96.8

98.0

97.2

5-3

8-5

South Florida

88.8

89.3

88.9

89.0

2-6

4-8

East Carolina

82.4

83.6

82.3

82.8

1-7

4-8

Connecticut

71.3

73.9

70.8

72.0

0-8

2-10

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

AAC

Overall

Memphis

110.0

110.1

110.7

110.3

7-1

12-2

Navy

102.9

105.1

104.4

104.1

7-1

11-2

SMU

102.4

102.3

103.0

102.6

6-2

10-3

Tulane

100.6

100.8

101.2

100.9

3-5

7-6

Houston

94.8

95.7

96.4

95.6

2-6

4-8

Tulsa

94.1

95.1

95.4

94.9

2-6

4-8

AAC Averages

97.0

97.6

97.6

97.4

 

 

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

ACC

Overall

Clemson

139.0

137.5

140.2

138.9

8-0

14-1

Florida St.

104.7

104.4

104.6

104.6

4-4

6-7

Wake Forest

103.1

102.4

103.2

102.9

4-4

8-5

Louisville

102.0

101.5

102.2

101.9

5-3

8-5

Boston College

99.5

99.0

99.6

99.4

4-4

7-6

Syracuse

99.7

98.9

98.9

99.2

2-6

5-7

North Carolina St.

92.3

91.4

91.6

91.8

1-7

4-8

Coastal Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

ACC

Overall

Virginia Tech

110.4

110.2

110.8

110.5

5-3

8-5

North Carolina

110.2

110.1

110.9

110.4

4-4

7-6

Virginia

108.1

107.9

108.5

108.2

6-2

9-5

Miami (Fla.)

102.3

101.8

102.6

102.2

4-4

6-7

Pittsburgh

102.1

101.5

101.9

101.8

4-4

8-5

Duke

99.4

98.6

99.1

99.0

3-5

5-7

Georgia Tech

90.2

88.9

90.2

89.8

2-6

3-9

ACC Averages

104.5

103.9

104.6

104.3

 

 

 

Big 12 Conference

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

B12

Overall

Oklahoma

121.1

120.5

120.8

120.8

8-1

12-2

Baylor

117.3

117.1

116.4

116.9

8-1

11-3

Texas

113.6

113.9

113.5

113.7

5-4

8-5

Iowa St.

111.6

111.7

111.2

111.5

5-4

7-6

Kansas St.

111.1

111.1

110.9

111.0

5-4

8-5

Oklahoma St.

110.4

110.8

109.8

110.3

5-4

8-5

T C U

107.7

109.7

107.9

108.4

3-6

5-7

Texas Tech

104.6

104.9

103.7

104.4

2-7

4-8

West Virginia

102.7

102.7

102.3

102.5

3-6

5-7

Kansas

93.7

94.7

93.8

94.1

1-8

3-9

Big 12 Averages

109.4

109.7

109.0

109.4

 

 

 

Big Ten Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

BTen

Overall

Ohio St.

141.3

140.2

142.0

141.2

9-0

13-1

Michigan

124.2

122.6

124.3

123.7

6-3

9-4

Penn St.

121.5

120.8

121.8

121.4

7-2

11-2

Indiana

109.9

108.9

109.5

109.4

5-4

8-5

Michigan St.

107.7

106.8

106.8

107.1

4-5

7-6

Maryland

93.5

92.6

92.0

92.7

1-8

3-9

Rutgers

85.1

84.6

83.6

84.4

0-9

2-10

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

BTen

Overall

Wisconsin

122.6

122.5

123.0

122.7

7-2

10-4

Iowa

120.1

118.8

119.9

119.6

6-3

10-3

Minnesota

118.4

118.0

118.0

118.1

7-2

11-2

Nebraska

106.3

106.5

105.6

106.1

3-6

5-7

Purdue

104.1

103.9

103.7

103.9

3-6

4-8

Northwestern

103.4

102.6

102.1

102.7

1-8

3-9

Illinois

101.2

101.6

100.7

101.2

4-5

6-7

Big Ten Averages

111.4

110.7

110.9

111.0

 

 

 

Conference USA

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

CUSA

Overall

Florida Atlantic

103.7

103.9

105.0

104.2

7-1

11-3

Western Kentucky

95.5

96.0

96.7

96.1

6-2

8-5

Marshall

91.9

91.6

92.4

92.0

6-2

8-5

Middle Tennessee

88.9

88.5

89.2

88.9

3-5

4-8

Florida Int’l.

88.6

88.4

88.6

88.5

4-4

6-7

Charlotte

87.0

87.3

87.6

87.3

5-3

7-6

Old Dominion

73.5

73.5

73.2

73.4

0-8

1-11

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

CUSA

Overall

Louisiana Tech

96.1

96.3

96.2

96.2

6-2

10-3

Southern Miss.

92.7

92.0

92.7

92.5

5-3

7-6

U A B

86.6

88.2

87.2

87.3

6-2

9-5

North Texas

86.3

86.0

86.2

86.2

3-5

4-8

Rice

82.4

83.7

82.4

82.8

3-5

3-9

Texas-San Antonio

76.1

77.9

76.5

76.8

3-5

4-8

U T E P

68.5

71.8

68.6

69.6

0-8

1-11

CUSA Averages

87.0

87.5

87.3

87.3

 

 

 

FBS Independents

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

Conf.

Overall

Notre Dame

122.1

121.4

122.5

122.0

x

11-2

BYU

101.9

102.1

101.2

101.7

x

7-6

Army

92.8

93.0

92.0

92.6

x

5-8

Liberty

90.6

91.9

91.0

91.1

x

8-5

New Mexico St.

75.6

77.3

75.2

76.0

x

2-10

Massachusetts

56.7

58.2

55.7

56.9

x

1-11

Indep. Averages

89.9

90.6

89.6

90.1

 

 

 

Mid-American Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MAC

Overall

Ohio

98.4

97.8

98.9

98.4

5-3

7-6

Buffalo

95.7

96.4

97.2

96.4

5-3

8-5

Miami (Ohio)

90.6

89.9

91.0

90.5

6-2

8-6

Kent St.

89.0

89.1

89.8

89.3

5-3

6-6

Bowling Green

68.1

67.5

67.8

67.8

2-6

3-9

Akron

62.8

62.5

61.7

62.3

0-8

0-12

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MAC

Overall

Western Michigan

97.4

96.5

96.9

96.9

5-3

7-6

Ball St.

91.0

90.7

91.2

91.0

4-4

5-7

Central Michigan

89.6

90.2

90.6

90.1

6-2

8-6

Eastern Michigan

88.1

88.3

88.6

88.4

3-5

6-7

Northern Illinois

87.5

86.9

87.8

87.4

4-4

5-7

Toledo

84.0

83.9

84.1

84.0

3-5

6-6

MAC Averages

86.9

86.6

87.1

86.9

 

 

 

Mountain West Conference

Mountain Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MWC

Overall

Air Force

105.8

107.5

106.9

106.7

7-1

11-2

Boise St.

105.7

106.1

106.0

105.9

8-0

12-2

Wyoming

99.7

101.4

100.1

100.4

4-4

8-5

Utah St.

95.6

95.2

95.7

95.5

6-2

7-6

Colorado St.

88.0

91.2

88.7

89.3

3-5

4-8

New Mexico

79.7

81.7

78.6

80.0

0-8

2-10

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MWC

Overall

San Diego St.

100.1

101.7

100.1

100.6

5-3

10-3

Hawaii

97.0

98.3

96.4

97.2

5-3

10-5

Fresno St.

92.4

93.4

92.2

92.7

2-6

4-8

Nevada

89.8

91.1

89.1

90.0

4-4

7-6

San Jose St.

87.9

89.7

88.1

88.6

2-6

5-7

U N L V

83.7

85.4

83.5

84.2

2-6

4-8

MWC Averages

93.8

95.2

93.8

94.3

 

 

 

Pac-12 Conference

North Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

P12

Overall

Oregon

122.1

122.0

122.9

122.3

8-1

12-2

Washington

115.5

115.2

116.4

115.7

4-5

8-5

Washington St.

108.8

108.1

108.7

108.5

3-6

6-7

California

104.7

104.7

105.3

104.9

4-5

8-5

Oregon St.

101.2

102.1

101.5

101.6

4-5

5-7

Stanford

101.6

100.6

100.8

101.0

3-6

4-8

South Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

P12

Overall

Utah

121.8

120.9

122.4

121.7

8-1

11-3

U S C

109.3

109.7

109.9

109.7

7-2

8-5

Arizona St.

108.0

107.5

108.4

108.0

4-5

8-5

Colorado

98.6

98.5

98.7

98.6

3-6

5-7

U C L A

98.7

98.3

98.2

98.4

4-5

4-8

Arizona

97.0

96.8

96.8

96.9

2-7

4-8

Pac-12 Averages

107.3

107.0

107.5

107.3

 

 

 

Southeastern Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SEC

Overall

Georgia

126.5

124.9

126.7

126.0

7-1

12-2

Florida

125.1

122.8

124.9

124.2

6-2

11-2

Kentucky

112.5

111.6

112.0

112.0

3-5

8-5

Tennessee

110.7

110.4

110.1

110.4

5-3

8-5

Missouri

109.9

107.5

108.5

108.6

3-5

6-6

South Carolina

109.0

107.1

108.0

108.0

3-5

4-8

Vanderbilt

92.5

90.9

90.9

91.4

1-7

3-9

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SEC

Overall

L S U

142.1

140.5

142.9

141.8

8-0

15-0

Alabama

130.2

127.4

130.7

129.4

6-2

11-2

Auburn

121.7

119.9

121.2

120.9

5-3

9-4

Texas A&M

115.0

112.5

113.2

113.6

4-4

8-5

Mississippi St.

108.0

104.9

111.0

108.0

3-5

6-7

Ole Miss

107.8

106.9

108.1

107.6

2-6

4-8

Arkansas

88.0

87.8

87.3

87.7

0-8

2-10

SEC Averages

114.1

112.4

113.9

113.5

 

 

 

Sunbelt Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SBC

Overall

Appalachian St.

109.1

108.7

108.3

108.7

7-1

13-1

Georgia Southern

97.9

98.0

97.5

97.8

5-3

7-6

Troy

89.6

89.8

88.1

89.2

3-5

5-7

Georgia St.

88.2

89.0

87.2

88.1

4-4

7-6

Coastal Carolina

86.9

87.8

86.3

87.0

2-6

5-7

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SBC

Overall

Louisiana

103.0

103.1

102.6

102.9

7-1

11-3

Arkansas St.

90.5

91.0

90.4

90.6

5-3

8-5

Louisiana-Monroe

86.7

87.4

86.4

86.9

4-4

5-7

Texas St.

79.2

79.9

78.9

79.3

2-6

3-9

South Alabama

77.0

79.5

77.0

77.8

1-7

2-10

SBC Averages

90.8

91.4

90.3

90.8

 

Conference Power Ratings

#

League

Average

1

Southeastern

113.5

2

Big Ten

111.0

3

Big 12

109.4

4

Pac-12

107.3

5

Atlantic Coast

104.3

6

American

97.4

7

Mountain West

94.3

8

Sun Belt

90.8

9

Independents

90.1

10

Conference USA

87.3

11

Mid-American

86.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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