The Pi-Rate Ratings

March 8, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Monday, March 8, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
HofstraElon2.9
NortheasternDrexel0.1
Cleveland St.Milwaukee3.3
OaklandNorthern Kentucky-1.7
CanisiusRider4.8
UNC GreensboroMercer2.5
South Dakota St.Oral Roberts3.8
South DakotaNorth Dakota St.-1.3
Georgia St.Appalachian St.4.8
GonzagaSaint Mary’s20.1
BYUPepperdine10.1

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

Rk.TeamRatings
1Gonzaga128.0
2Baylor122.4
3Illinois121.5
4Michigan121.4
5Iowa121.3
6Houston118.9
7Alabama118.6
8Ohio St.117.5
9Arkansas116.7
10Florida St.116.7
11Creighton115.9
12Loyola Chicago115.9
13Purdue115.8
14USC115.8
15Villanova115.7
16Wisconsin115.6
17Colorado115.6
18BYU115.0
19Kansas114.9
20San Diego St.114.9
21West Virginia114.8
22Texas114.7
23Tennessee114.6
24Virginia114.4
25Texas Tech114.4
26Connecticut114.4
27LSU114.3
28North Carolina113.9
29St. Bonaventure113.7
30Oklahoma St.113.4
31Florida113.4
32Penn St.113.3
33Georgia Tech113.1
34Rutgers113.0
35Maryland112.8
36Oregon112.7
37Memphis112.5
38Oklahoma112.3
39VCU111.9
40Duke111.9
41Indiana111.7
42Utah St.111.6
43Clemson111.4
44Missouri111.4
45Arizona111.3
46Kentucky111.3
47Saint Louis111.2
48UCLA111.1
49Syracuse111.0
50Virginia Tech110.9
51SMU110.8
52Seton Hall110.6
53Michigan St.110.6
54Louisville110.5
55Boise St.110.5
56Mississippi110.4
57St. John’s110.4
58Drake110.4
59Colorado St.110.3
60Toledo110.3
61Xavier110.2
62Minnesota110.2
63Auburn110.1
64Buffalo109.9
65Wright St.109.9
66N.C. State109.5
67Richmond109.5
68Davidson109.4
69Notre Dame109.3
70Northwestern109.2
71Wichita St.109.0
72Mississippi St.108.8
73Providence108.7
74Marquette108.6
75Stanford108.6
76Utah108.5
77UC Santa Barbara108.2
78Louisiana Tech108.1
79Marshall107.9
80Saint Mary’s107.9
81Dayton107.9
82North Texas107.5
83Pittsburgh107.4
84Missouri St.107.2
85Winthrop107.2
86Georgia107.2
87Georgetown107.1
88Colgate107.1
89Nebraska106.9
90Kent St.106.8
91Furman106.7
92Abilene Christian106.5
93Nevada106.5
94Vanderbilt106.4
95Belmont106.2
96UAB106.2
97Western Kentucky106.1
98Rhode Island106.1
99Liberty106.1
100UCF106.0
101UNC Greensboro105.9
102San Francisco105.8
103Loyola Marymount105.8
104Akron105.7
105Oregon St.105.7
106Ohio105.7
107Washington St.105.6
108UC Riverside105.4
109South Carolina105.3
110Massachusetts105.2
111UC Irvine105.2
112Cincinnati105.1
113Arizona St.105.0
114Butler104.9
115Pepperdine104.9
116South Dakota St.104.9
117Bowling Green104.5
118Eastern Washington104.5
119Duquesne104.5
120Indiana St.104.4
121Tulsa104.3
122Pacific103.8
123Wofford103.7
124Weber St.103.7
125Mercer103.4
126DePaul103.4
127East Tennessee St.103.3
128TCU103.3
129Morehead St.103.2
130Vermont103.2
131Boston College103.2
132Texas A&M103.1
133George Mason103.0
134Grand Canyon102.9
135UTEP102.7
136Temple102.7
137Georgia St.102.2
138Southern Utah102.1
139Cal St. Bakersfield102.1
140Bradley102.0
141Miami FL102.0
142Ball St.102.0
143Miami OH101.9
144Detroit101.8
145North Dakota St.101.7
146VMI101.7
147Tulane101.6
148Stephen F. Austin101.4
149Old Dominion101.4
150East Carolina101.3
151Santa Clara101.3
152Chattanooga101.3
153Northeastern101.1
154Cleveland St.101.1
155Jacksonville St.101.1
156New Mexico St.101.1
157Oral Roberts101.1
158Drexel101.0
159Northern Iowa101.0
160Navy100.9
161California100.8
162UTSA100.8
163UMBC100.7
164Murray St.100.7
165Bryant100.7
166Eastern Kentucky100.6
167Coastal Carolina100.6
168Wake Forest100.5
169UNLV100.5
170South Dakota100.4
171James Madison100.3
172Sam Houston St.100.2
173Hofstra100.2
174Washington100.2
175Gardner Webb100.1
176South Florida100.1
177Iowa St.99.9
178Bellarmine99.9
179Siena99.9
180Wyoming99.7
181Kansas St.99.7
182Texas St.99.7
183Fresno St.99.4
184Florida Atlantic99.2
185Northern Kentucky99.1
186Army99.0
187Valparaiso98.9
188Montana98.8
189Southern Illinois98.8
190Nicholls St.98.7
191La Salle98.6
192Hawaii98.4
193Rice98.4
194Hartford98.3
195Illinois St.98.3
196Saint Joseph’s98.3
197Evansville98.1
198Iona98.0
199Louisiana97.9
200Monmouth97.8
201Utah Valley97.8
202Campbell97.8
203Milwaukee97.8
204San Diego97.7
205Saint Peter’s97.5
206Oakland97.4
207South Alabama97.4
208Appalachian St.97.4
209Austin Peay97.4
210Wagner97.4
211UMKC97.4
212Elon97.3
213The Citadel97.1
214Loyola MD97.0
215UMass Lowell97.0
216Delaware96.9
217George Washington96.9
218Charlotte96.8
219Charleston96.8
220Mount St. Mary’s96.7
221UC Davis96.7
222Stony Brook96.6
223Youngstown St.96.4
224Albany96.2
225Radford96.2
226Longwood96.2
227Cal Baptist96.1
228Canisius96.1
229Norfolk St.96.0
230UNC Asheville96.0
231Little Rock96.0
232Montana St.96.0
233Lipscomb95.9
234Seattle95.9
235Western Carolina95.9
236UC San Diego95.9
237Niagara95.8
238Green Bay95.8
239UNC Wilmington95.8
240Prairie View A&M95.7
241Stetson95.6
242Northern Colorado95.4
243Portland St.95.3
244Arkansas St.95.3
245UT Arlington95.1
246Southern Miss95.1
247Sacramento St.95.1
248Boston University95.0
249Morgan St.94.9
250Marist94.8
251Lafayette94.8
252Cal St. Fullerton94.8
253Texas Southern94.7
254IUPUI94.6
255American94.5
256New Hampshire94.5
257Tarleton St.94.4
258Idaho St.94.4
259Western Michigan94.4
260Cal St. Northridge94.3
261Georgia Southern94.1
262Samford94.0
263Southeast Missouri St.93.9
264Bucknell93.9
265Purdue Fort Wayne93.7
266LIU93.7
267Florida A&M93.7
268Merrimack93.6
269Jackson St.93.6
270Quinnipiac93.5
271Illinois Chicago93.5
272Eastern Michigan93.4
273High Point93.4
274Long Beach St.93.4
275Central Michigan93.3
276UT Rio Grande Valley93.2
277New Mexico93.1
278North Carolina A&T93.1
279North Alabama93.0
280Robert Morris92.9
281Fordham92.9
282North Dakota92.8
283Towson92.8
284Florida Gulf Coast92.7
285NJIT92.7
286New Orleans92.7
287Fairleigh Dickinson92.4
288William & Mary92.4
289Louisiana Monroe92.4
290Holy Cross92.3
291FIU92.3
292Jacksonville92.3
293St. Francis NY92.2
294North Florida92.2
295Troy92.2
296St. Francis PA92.1
297Middle Tennessee92.0
298Eastern Illinois91.7
299Southern91.7
300Western Illinois91.7
301Coppin St.91.4
302Lamar91.4
303Howard91.4
304North Carolina Central91.4
305Tennessee Tech91.3
306Rider91.3
307Manhattan91.2
308Sacred Heart91.0
309Air Force91.0
310Nebraska Omaha90.9
311Fairfield90.9
312Binghamton90.8
313USC Upstate90.7
314SIU Edwardsville90.7
315Presbyterian90.6
316Northwestern St.90.5
317Tennessee St.90.5
318San Jose St.90.0
319Grambling St.90.0
320Hampton89.7
321Northern Illinois89.3
322Northern Arizona89.3
323Central Arkansas89.0
324Portland89.0
325Lehigh88.9
326Southeastern Louisiana88.7
327Incarnate Word88.5
328Dixie St.88.5
329Kennesaw St.88.2
330Cal Poly88.1
331Maine88.1
332McNeese St.88.0
333Charleston Southern88.0
334Alcorn St.87.6
335Central Connecticut87.5
336Texas A&M Corpus Chris87.0
337Tennessee Martin86.6
338Denver86.5
339Houston Baptist86.4
340Alabama A&M86.1
341Arkansas Pine Bluff84.6
342Idaho83.5
343South Carolina St.82.9
344Delaware St.82.0
345Alabama St.81.8
346Chicago St.80.8
347Mississippi Valley St.70.8

PiRate Ratings By Conference

Atlantic 10
TeamRating
St. Bonaventure113.7
VCU111.9
Saint Louis111.2
Richmond109.5
Davidson109.4
Dayton107.9
Rhode Island106.1
Massachusetts105.2
Duquesne104.5
George Mason103.0
La Salle98.6
Saint Joseph’s98.3
George Washington96.9
Fordham92.9
American
TeamRating
Houston118.9
Memphis112.5
SMU110.8
Wichita St.109.0
UCF106.0
Cincinnati105.1
Tulsa104.3
Temple102.7
Tulane101.6
East Carolina101.3
South Florida100.1
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Florida St.116.7
Virginia114.4
North Carolina113.9
Georgia Tech113.1
Duke111.9
Clemson111.4
Syracuse111.0
Virginia Tech110.9
Louisville110.5
N.C. State109.5
Notre Dame109.3
Pittsburgh107.4
Boston College103.2
Miami FL102.0
Wake Forest100.5
America East
TeamRating
Vermont103.2
UMBC100.7
Hartford98.3
UMass Lowell97.0
Stony Brook96.6
Albany96.2
New Hampshire94.5
NJIT92.7
Binghamton90.8
Maine88.1
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty106.1
Bellarmine99.9
Lipscomb95.9
Stetson95.6
North Alabama93.0
Florida Gulf Coast92.7
Jacksonville92.3
North Florida92.2
Kennesaw St.88.2
Big 12
TeamRating
Baylor122.4
Kansas114.9
West Virginia114.8
Texas114.7
Texas Tech114.4
Oklahoma St.113.4
Oklahoma112.3
TCU103.3
Iowa St.99.9
Kansas St.99.7
Big East
TeamRating
Creighton115.9
Villanova115.7
Connecticut114.4
Seton Hall110.6
St. John’s110.4
Xavier110.2
Providence108.7
Marquette108.6
Georgetown107.1
Butler104.9
DePaul103.4
Big Sky
TeamRating
Eastern Washington104.5
Weber St.103.7
Southern Utah102.1
Montana98.8
Montana St.96.0
Northern Colorado95.4
Portland St.95.3
Sacramento St.95.1
Idaho St.94.4
Northern Arizona89.3
Idaho83.5
Big South
TeamRating
Winthrop107.2
Gardner Webb100.1
Campbell97.8
Radford96.2
Longwood96.2
UNC Asheville96.0
High Point93.4
USC Upstate90.7
Presbyterian90.6
Hampton89.7
Charleston Southern88.0
Big Ten
TeamRating
Illinois121.5
Michigan121.4
Iowa121.3
Ohio St.117.5
Purdue115.8
Wisconsin115.6
Penn St.113.3
Rutgers113.0
Maryland112.8
Indiana111.7
Michigan St.110.6
Minnesota110.2
Northwestern109.2
Nebraska106.9
Big West
TeamRating
UC Santa Barbara108.2
UC Riverside105.4
UC Irvine105.2
Cal St. Bakersfield102.1
Hawaii98.4
UC Davis96.7
UC San Diego95.9
Cal St. Fullerton94.8
Cal St. Northridge94.3
Long Beach St.93.4
Cal Poly88.1
Colonial
TeamRating
Northeastern101.1
Drexel101.0
James Madison100.3
Hofstra100.2
Elon97.3
Delaware96.9
Charleston96.8
UNC Wilmington95.8
Towson92.8
William & Mary92.4
Conference USA
TeamRating
Louisiana Tech108.1
Marshall107.9
North Texas107.5
UAB106.2
Western Kentucky106.1
UTEP102.7
Old Dominion101.4
UTSA100.8
Florida Atlantic99.2
Rice98.4
Charlotte96.8
Southern Miss95.1
FIU92.3
Middle Tennessee92.0
Horizon
TeamRating
Wright St.109.9
Detroit101.8
Cleveland St.101.1
Northern Kentucky99.1
Milwaukee97.8
Oakland97.4
Youngstown St.96.4
Green Bay95.8
IUPUI94.6
Purdue Fort Wayne93.7
Illinois Chicago93.5
Robert Morris92.9
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Siena99.9
Iona98.0
Monmouth97.8
Saint Peter’s97.5
Canisius96.1
Niagara95.8
Marist94.8
Quinnipiac93.5
Rider91.3
Manhattan91.2
Fairfield90.9
Mid-American
TeamRating
Toledo110.3
Buffalo109.9
Kent St.106.8
Akron105.7
Ohio105.7
Bowling Green104.5
Ball St.102.0
Miami OH101.9
Western Michigan94.4
Eastern Michigan93.4
Central Michigan93.3
Northern Illinois89.3
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Norfolk St.96.0
Morgan St.94.9
Florida A&M93.7
North Carolina A&T93.1
Coppin St.91.4
Howard91.4
North Carolina Central91.4
South Carolina St.82.9
Delaware St.82.0
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Loyola Chicago115.9
Drake110.4
Missouri St.107.2
Indiana St.104.4
Bradley102.0
Northern Iowa101.0
Valparaiso98.9
Southern Illinois98.8
Illinois St.98.3
Evansville98.1
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.114.9
Utah St.111.6
Boise St.110.5
Colorado St.110.3
Nevada106.5
UNLV100.5
Wyoming99.7
Fresno St.99.4
New Mexico93.1
Air Force91.0
San Jose St.90.0
Northeast
TeamRating
Bryant100.7
Wagner97.4
Mount St. Mary’s96.7
LIU93.7
Merrimack93.6
Fairleigh Dickinson92.4
St. Francis NY92.2
St. Francis PA92.1
Sacred Heart91.0
Central Connecticut87.5
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
Belmont106.2
Morehead St.103.2
Jacksonville St.101.1
Murray St.100.7
Eastern Kentucky100.6
Austin Peay97.4
Southeast Missouri St.93.9
Eastern Illinois91.7
Tennessee Tech91.3
SIU Edwardsville90.7
Tennessee St.90.5
Tennessee Martin86.6
Pac-12
TeamRating
USC115.8
Colorado115.6
Oregon112.7
Arizona111.3
UCLA111.1
Stanford108.6
Utah108.5
Oregon St.105.7
Washington St.105.6
Arizona St.105.0
California100.8
Washington100.2
Patriot
TeamRating
Colgate107.1
Navy100.9
Army99.0
Loyola MD97.0
Boston University95.0
Lafayette94.8
American94.5
Bucknell93.9
Holy Cross92.3
Lehigh88.9
Southeastern
TeamRating
Alabama118.6
Arkansas116.7
Tennessee114.6
LSU114.3
Florida113.4
Missouri111.4
Kentucky111.3
Mississippi110.4
Auburn110.1
Mississippi St.108.8
Georgia107.2
Vanderbilt106.4
South Carolina105.3
Texas A&M103.1
Southern
TeamRating
Furman106.7
UNC Greensboro105.9
Wofford103.7
Mercer103.4
East Tennessee St.103.3
VMI101.7
Chattanooga101.3
The Citadel97.1
Western Carolina95.9
Samford94.0
Southland
TeamRating
Abilene Christian106.5
Stephen F. Austin101.4
Sam Houston St.100.2
Nicholls St.98.7
New Orleans92.7
Lamar91.4
Northwestern St.90.5
Central Arkansas89.0
Southeastern Louisiana88.7
Incarnate Word88.5
McNeese St.88.0
Texas A&M Corpus Chris87.0
Houston Baptist86.4
Summit
TeamRating
South Dakota St.104.9
North Dakota St.101.7
Oral Roberts101.1
South Dakota100.4
UMKC97.4
North Dakota92.8
Western Illinois91.7
Nebraska Omaha90.9
Denver86.5
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Prairie View A&M95.7
Texas Southern94.7
Jackson St.93.6
Southern91.7
Grambling St.90.0
Alcorn St.87.6
Alabama A&M86.1
Arkansas Pine Bluff84.6
Alabama St.81.8
Mississippi Valley St.70.8
Sun Belt
TeamRating
Georgia St.102.2
Coastal Carolina100.6
Texas St.99.7
Louisiana97.9
South Alabama97.4
Appalachian St.97.4
Little Rock96.0
Arkansas St.95.3
UT Arlington95.1
Georgia Southern94.1
Louisiana Monroe92.4
Troy92.2
Western Athletic
TeamRating
Grand Canyon102.9
New Mexico St.101.1
Utah Valley97.8
Cal Baptist96.1
Seattle95.9
Tarleton St.94.4
UT Rio Grande Valley93.2
Dixie St.88.5
Chicago St.80.8
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga128.0
BYU115.0
Saint Mary’s107.9
San Francisco105.8
Loyola Marymount105.8
Pepperdine104.9
Pacific103.8
Santa Clara101.3
San Diego97.7
Portland89.0

PiRate Ratings Alphabetically

RkTeamRating
92Abilene Christian106.5
309Air Force91.0
104Akron105.7
7Alabama118.6
340Alabama A&M86.1
345Alabama St.81.8
224Albany96.2
334Alcorn St.87.6
255American94.5
208Appalachian St.97.4
45Arizona111.3
113Arizona St.105.0
9Arkansas116.7
341Arkansas Pine Bluff84.6
244Arkansas St.95.3
186Army99.0
63Auburn110.1
209Austin Peay97.4
142Ball St.102.0
2Baylor122.4
178Bellarmine99.9
95Belmont106.2
312Binghamton90.8
55Boise St.110.5
131Boston College103.2
248Boston University95.0
117Bowling Green104.5
140Bradley102.0
165Bryant100.7
264Bucknell93.9
64Buffalo109.9
114Butler104.9
18BYU115.0
227Cal Baptist96.1
330Cal Poly88.1
139Cal St. Bakersfield102.1
252Cal St. Fullerton94.8
260Cal St. Northridge94.3
161California100.8
202Campbell97.8
228Canisius96.1
323Central Arkansas89.0
335Central Connecticut87.5
275Central Michigan93.3
219Charleston96.8
333Charleston Southern88.0
218Charlotte96.8
152Chattanooga101.3
346Chicago St.80.8
112Cincinnati105.1
43Clemson111.4
154Cleveland St.101.1
167Coastal Carolina100.6
88Colgate107.1
17Colorado115.6
59Colorado St.110.3
26Connecticut114.4
301Coppin St.91.4
11Creighton115.9
68Davidson109.4
81Dayton107.9
216Delaware96.9
344Delaware St.82.0
338Denver86.5
126DePaul103.4
144Detroit101.8
328Dixie St.88.5
58Drake110.4
158Drexel101.0
40Duke111.9
119Duquesne104.5
150East Carolina101.3
127East Tennessee St.103.3
298Eastern Illinois91.7
166Eastern Kentucky100.6
272Eastern Michigan93.4
118Eastern Washington104.5
212Elon97.3
197Evansville98.1
311Fairfield90.9
287Fairleigh Dickinson92.4
291FIU92.3
31Florida113.4
267Florida A&M93.7
184Florida Atlantic99.2
284Florida Gulf Coast92.7
10Florida St.116.7
281Fordham92.9
183Fresno St.99.4
91Furman106.7
175Gardner Webb100.1
133George Mason103.0
217George Washington96.9
87Georgetown107.1
86Georgia107.2
261Georgia Southern94.1
137Georgia St.102.2
33Georgia Tech113.1
1Gonzaga128.0
319Grambling St.90.0
134Grand Canyon102.9
238Green Bay95.8
320Hampton89.7
194Hartford98.3
192Hawaii98.4
273High Point93.4
173Hofstra100.2
290Holy Cross92.3
6Houston118.9
339Houston Baptist86.4
303Howard91.4
342Idaho83.5
258Idaho St.94.4
3Illinois121.5
271Illinois Chicago93.5
195Illinois St.98.3
327Incarnate Word88.5
41Indiana111.7
120Indiana St.104.4
198Iona98.0
5Iowa121.3
177Iowa St.99.9
254IUPUI94.6
269Jackson St.93.6
292Jacksonville92.3
155Jacksonville St.101.1
171James Madison100.3
19Kansas114.9
181Kansas St.99.7
329Kennesaw St.88.2
90Kent St.106.8
46Kentucky111.3
191La Salle98.6
251Lafayette94.8
302Lamar91.4
325Lehigh88.9
99Liberty106.1
233Lipscomb95.9
231Little Rock96.0
266LIU93.7
274Long Beach St.93.4
226Longwood96.2
199Louisiana97.9
289Louisiana Monroe92.4
78Louisiana Tech108.1
54Louisville110.5
12Loyola Chicago115.9
103Loyola Marymount105.8
214Loyola MD97.0
27LSU114.3
331Maine88.1
307Manhattan91.2
250Marist94.8
74Marquette108.6
79Marshall107.9
35Maryland112.8
110Massachusetts105.2
332McNeese St.88.0
37Memphis112.5
125Mercer103.4
268Merrimack93.6
141Miami FL102.0
143Miami OH101.9
4Michigan121.4
53Michigan St.110.6
297Middle Tennessee92.0
203Milwaukee97.8
62Minnesota110.2
56Mississippi110.4
72Mississippi St.108.8
347Mississippi Valley St.70.8
44Missouri111.4
84Missouri St.107.2
200Monmouth97.8
188Montana98.8
232Montana St.96.0
129Morehead St.103.2
249Morgan St.94.9
220Mount St. Mary’s96.7
164Murray St.100.7
66N.C. State109.5
160Navy100.9
89Nebraska106.9
310Nebraska Omaha90.9
93Nevada106.5
256New Hampshire94.5
277New Mexico93.1
156New Mexico St.101.1
286New Orleans92.7
237Niagara95.8
190Nicholls St.98.7
285NJIT92.7
229Norfolk St.96.0
279North Alabama93.0
28North Carolina113.9
278North Carolina A&T93.1
304North Carolina Central91.4
282North Dakota92.8
145North Dakota St.101.7
294North Florida92.2
82North Texas107.5
153Northeastern101.1
322Northern Arizona89.3
242Northern Colorado95.4
321Northern Illinois89.3
159Northern Iowa101.0
185Northern Kentucky99.1
70Northwestern109.2
316Northwestern St.90.5
69Notre Dame109.3
206Oakland97.4
106Ohio105.7
8Ohio St.117.5
38Oklahoma112.3
30Oklahoma St.113.4
149Old Dominion101.4
157Oral Roberts101.1
36Oregon112.7
105Oregon St.105.7
122Pacific103.8
32Penn St.113.3
115Pepperdine104.9
83Pittsburgh107.4
324Portland89.0
243Portland St.95.3
240Prairie View A&M95.7
315Presbyterian90.6
73Providence108.7
13Purdue115.8
265Purdue Fort Wayne93.7
270Quinnipiac93.5
225Radford96.2
98Rhode Island106.1
193Rice98.4
67Richmond109.5
306Rider91.3
280Robert Morris92.9
34Rutgers113.0
247Sacramento St.95.1
308Sacred Heart91.0
196Saint Joseph’s98.3
47Saint Louis111.2
80Saint Mary’s107.9
205Saint Peter’s97.5
172Sam Houston St.100.2
262Samford94.0
204San Diego97.7
20San Diego St.114.9
102San Francisco105.8
318San Jose St.90.0
151Santa Clara101.3
234Seattle95.9
52Seton Hall110.6
179Siena99.9
314SIU Edwardsville90.7
51SMU110.8
207South Alabama97.4
109South Carolina105.3
343South Carolina St.82.9
170South Dakota100.4
116South Dakota St.104.9
176South Florida100.1
263Southeast Missouri St.93.9
326Southeastern Louisiana88.7
299Southern91.7
189Southern Illinois98.8
246Southern Miss95.1
138Southern Utah102.1
29St. Bonaventure113.7
293St. Francis NY92.2
296St. Francis PA92.1
57St. John’s110.4
75Stanford108.6
148Stephen F. Austin101.4
241Stetson95.6
222Stony Brook96.6
49Syracuse111.0
257Tarleton St.94.4
128TCU103.3
136Temple102.7
23Tennessee114.6
337Tennessee Martin86.6
317Tennessee St.90.5
305Tennessee Tech91.3
22Texas114.7
132Texas A&M103.1
336Texas A&M Corpus Chris87.0
253Texas Southern94.7
182Texas St.99.7
25Texas Tech114.4
213The Citadel97.1
60Toledo110.3
283Towson92.8
295Troy92.2
147Tulane101.6
121Tulsa104.3
96UAB106.2
221UC Davis96.7
111UC Irvine105.2
108UC Riverside105.4
236UC San Diego95.9
77UC Santa Barbara108.2
100UCF106.0
48UCLA111.1
215UMass Lowell97.0
163UMBC100.7
211UMKC97.4
230UNC Asheville96.0
101UNC Greensboro105.9
239UNC Wilmington95.8
169UNLV100.5
14USC115.8
313USC Upstate90.7
245UT Arlington95.1
276UT Rio Grande Valley93.2
76Utah108.5
42Utah St.111.6
201Utah Valley97.8
135UTEP102.7
162UTSA100.8
187Valparaiso98.9
94Vanderbilt106.4
39VCU111.9
130Vermont103.2
15Villanova115.7
24Virginia114.4
50Virginia Tech110.9
146VMI101.7
210Wagner97.4
168Wake Forest100.5
174Washington100.2
107Washington St.105.6
124Weber St.103.7
21West Virginia114.8
235Western Carolina95.9
300Western Illinois91.7
97Western Kentucky106.1
259Western Michigan94.4
71Wichita St.109.0
288William & Mary92.4
85Winthrop107.2
16Wisconsin115.6
123Wofford103.7
65Wright St.109.9
180Wyoming99.7
61Xavier110.2
223Youngstown St.96.4

Coming Later Today

  1. Conference Tournament Update
  2. Updated Bracketology

March 16, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Sunday, March 17, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Houston

114.9

0.0

Cincinnati

111.1

3.8

Saint Louis

102.6

0.0

St. Bonaventure

102.2

0.4

Michigan St.

120.9

0.0

Michigan

118.5

2.4

Yale

106.0

2.5

Harvard

103.0

5.5

Tennessee

119.0

1.0

Auburn

115.8

4.2

Georgia St.

103.2

0.0

UT-Arlington

99.3

3.9

Late Saturday Night Bracketology Update

Includes Oregon’s Championship Win in the Pac-12

March 17, 2019 (AM Edition) 

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Duke

Virginia

Gonzaga

North Carolina

2

Michigan St.

Tennessee

Michigan

Kentucky

3

Houston

Purdue

Texas Tech

LSU

4

Florida St.

Kansas St.

Wisconsin

Kansas

5

Auburn

Villanova

Virginia Tech

Mississippi St.

6

Buffalo

Marquette

Cincinnati

Iowa St.

7

Wofford

Maryland

Louisville

Nevada

8

Iowa

Seton Hall

Minnesota

Washington

9

Ole Miss

Syracuse

Baylor

Central Florida

10

Virginia Commonwealth

Utah St.

Ohio St.

Oklahoma

11

Oregon

TCU

Temple/North Carolina St.

St. John’s/Florida

12

Saint Mary’s

Murray St.

New Mexico St.

Vermont

13

Liberty

UC-Irvine

Old Dominion

Montana

14

St. Louis

Northeastern

Northern Kentucky

Georgia St.

15

Yale

Bradley

Colgate

Abilene Christian

16

Gardner-Webb

Prairie View A&M

Iona/Fairleigh-Dickinson

N. Dakota St./UNC Central

 

Last 4 Bye

Virginina Commonwealth

Ohio St.

Oklahoma

TCU

Last 4 In

Temple

Florida

St. John’s

North Carolina St.

 

First 4 Out

Arizona St.

Belmont

UNC Greensboro

Furman

Next 4 Out

Indiana

Alabama

Clemson

Texas

 

The Bracket Gurus Take Over The Bracketology Seeding Sunday

Next Bracketology Update–Sunday Early Afternoon

Final Bracketology Update–Once Big Ten Championship Game Winner is Known

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 15, 2016

2016 Sun Belt Conference Football Ratings Preview

The PiRate Ratings kick off its 2016 college football coverage today with the first of 11 previews. We will preview conferences in order of lowest overall average rating to highest, so as we have every year since this league’s inception, we begin with the Sun Belt Conference today.

Last year, Arkansas State ventured to Appalachian State to decide the conference championship in early November. Both teams were undefeated in conference play at the time, and Appy State was a 10-point home favorite. The Mountaineers led 21-14 just before the half, but the Red Wolves scored 26 straight points and won 40-27 and ran the table to finish 8-0 in the league.

This year, the same two teams, plus third place Georgia Southern will contend for the 2016 SBC crown. The PiRates believe four additional teams will compete for bowl eligibility, with three becoming successful, and four teams will try to stay out of the basement and go winless in the league, and possibly winless overall.

With the more favorable FBS vs. FCS schedules this year, it is our opinion that considerably more than the needed teams will be bowl eligible, so this league is likely to see at least one team end the season bowl eligible and not receive a bowl invitation.

Here is how the Sun Belt Media predicted the order of finish in the pre-season media roundup.

2016 Sun Belt Conference Media Poll
# Team 1st Pl. Total
1 Appalachian St. 5 114
2 Arkansas St. 5 110
3 Georgia Southern 1 98
4 Georgia St. 0 73
5t UL-Lafayette 0 70
5t Troy 0 70
7 South Alabama 0 62
8 Idaho 0 48
9 New Mexico St. 0 37
10 Texas St. 0 30
11 UL-Monroe 0 14

The Beginning PiRate Numbers differ very little from the official poll.

Sunbelt Conference
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Appalachian St. 95.5 95.7 97.1 96.1
Arkansas St. 91.9 94.2 94.4 93.5
Georgia Southern 93.0 91.7 95.5 93.4
Troy 83.6 90.2 85.2 86.4
Georgia St. 81.7 87.1 83.9 84.2
Idaho 78.1 85.2 79.7 81.0
UL-Lafayette 76.3 86.8 78.7 80.6
South Alabama 75.3 85.2 76.2 78.9
New Mexico St. 73.7 76.5 74.9 75.0
UL-Monroe 67.9 73.3 68.3 69.8
Texas St. 68.8 69.5 69.5 69.3
         
Sun Belt Averages 80.5 85.1 82.1 82.6

The PiRate Ratings are best used just to look forward to the next week game schedule.  These ratings cannot really be used to predict won-loss records, so with that caveat, here are the projected won-loss records based on the ratings above.

Sun Belt Conference Projected Standings
Team Conference Overall Bowl
Arkansas St. 8-0 9-3 New Orleans
Appalachian St. 7-1 9-3 GoDaddy
Georgia Southern 7-1 8-4 Cammelia
Troy 5-3 7-5 Cure
UL-Lafayette 5-3 6-6 [Independence] *
Idaho 5-3 6-6 Bowl Eligible
Georgia St. 3-5 5-7
South Alabama 2-6 3-9
UL-Monroe 1-7 2-10
New Mexico St. 1-7 1-11
Texas St. 0-8 1-11

*  This is an at-large bowl bid

Next Preview: Tuesday, August 16–Conference USA

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