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March 29, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Friday, March 29, 2019

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Michigan St.

121.0

0.0

LSU

114.5

6.5

North Carolina

121.4

0.0

Auburn

115.9

5.5

Duke

122.4

0.0

Virginia Tech

115.4

7.0

Kentucky

118.3

0.0

Houston

116.0

2.3

 

Tonight’s Schedule

Team

Team

TIME (EDT)

TV

LOCATION

LSU

Michigan St.

7:09 PM

CBS

Washington, D.C.

Auburn

N. Carolina

7:29 PM

TBS

Kansas City

Va. Tech

Duke

9:39 PM

CBS

Washington, D.C.

Houston

Kentucky

9:59 PM

TBS

Kansas City

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March 27, 2019

Bracketnomics 2019: Picking The Sweet 16

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 8:32 am

What a Sweet 16 we have!  My experience in watching the NCAA Tournament goes back to the 1964 season as UCLA went 30-0 using a small lineup with no starter over 6 foot 5.  The 16-0 run in 2 1/2 minutes made me a Bruin fan on the spot, especially because one of the catalysts was small,left-handed guard Gail Goodrich; I was also a small, left-handed guard.

On the whole, my memory now includes 56 different NCAA Tournaments.  I had a difficult time finding a Sweet 16 as strong as this one.  I had to go back to the 1970 season to find the equivalent in power teams still in the Dance.  Of course, in 1970,  there were just 25 teams invited to the Tournament, so 18 teams competed in the opening round, while another seven received express bids to the Sweet 16.

Among that talented group of 1970 teams, there were:

  1. UCLA was not supposed to win the 1970 tournament, as Kareem Abdul Jabbar and his fantastic class of 1969 graduated.  Sidney Wicks, Curtis Rowe, and Henry Bibby gave John Wooden an incredibly talented trio to build around as he went back to his high post offense.

  2. Jacksonville had Artis Gilmore and Rex Morgan as an incredible inside-outside attack.  The Dolphins averaged close to 100 points per game and had a second starter in their lineup, Pembroke Burrows, who was over 7 feet tall.

  3. St. Bonaventure had the best player in college basketball not named Maravich in Bob Lanier.  Lanier led the Bonnies to the top of the Eastern Elite, and SBU made it to the Final Four.  However, Lanier was injured in the East Regional Final and SBU had no chance in the Final Four against Jacksonville.

  4. New Mexico State was in the top 5 all year long with future NBA stars Charlie Criss and Sam Lacey as well as hot shooting Jimmy Collins.  The Aggies were picked by many as capable of beating UCLA in the national semifinals.  Wicks and Rowe put NMSU out of their misery early in the second half.

  5. Kentucky might have had the best team in the nation in 1970 had star guard Mike Casey not have suffered season-ending injuries in a car wreck the summer before.  With Dan Issel, Mike Pratt, Tom Parker, and Larry Steele, the Wildcats might have gone 30-0 had Casey not hurt his leg.

  6. Niagara had the incomparable 5 foot 9 inch Calvin Murphy who was the total package on the hardwoods.  Murphy averaged well over 30 ppg for his career with the Purple Eagles and enjoyed a lengthy pro career.  He once scored 68 points against Syracuse.  He was a lot more than a scorer.  His defensive pressure broke down opposing teams.  He could drive quickly through defenses and pass to open teammates under the basket, and he was the best baton twirler in the college ranks.

  7. Villanova had two future NBA All-Stars in Howard Porter and Chris Ford, as well as Fran O’Hanlon, who played in the ABA.  It was Ford that tripped Lanier in the Eastern Regional Championship Game that doomed St. Bonaventure.

  8. Notre Dame had the best offensive player in the tournament in Austin Carr.  Carr was unstoppable on offense with the way officials called fouls in 1970.  He averaged over 38 points per game, but he made history in this tournament by scoring 61 points in the opening round win over Ohio U.  He hit for more than 50 in the Sweet 16 against Kentucky.

  9. Iowa set the Big Ten record for points per game in 1970, almost averaging 100 points per night.  Among their stars was Downtown Freddie Brown, who would become one of the best 6th men in NBA history.  Before he became known as “Instant Offense” off the Seattle Supersonics’ bench, he was a dynamic starter for the Hawkeyes along with John Johnson, who averaged close to 30 ppg.

14 of the 16 teams in that tournament were what I consider strong teams according to today’s statistical standards, and 14 of this year’s 16 remaining teams fit that same description.

It’s no coincidence that of the 16 teams left, the Bracketnomics correctly picked 14 of the 16.

NOTE: The data that follows may be a little different than the original Bracketnomics’ posting at the beginning of the tournament.  Stats have been altered, especially the Strengths of Schedule (SOS) for some of the teams.

If you get to re-select your brackets at this point, ignore the original predictions and use these updated stats.  The originals predictions are still our “official bracket-picks,” but in this round, there is new and improved analytics.

NOTE 2: Do not confuse the Bracketnomics’ selections with the PiRate Ratings, which may contradict these picks in a couple of games.  The PiRate Ratings are strictly mechanical with no objective reasoning applied.  Bracketnomics are more subjective based on back-tested data usable only in the NCAA Tournament.

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Gonzaga

56.14

17.6

31.1

73.2

12.8

16.5

15.1

Florida St.

59.85

3.7

33.0

73.5

16.2

18.0

9.1

After two rounds in this tournament, Gonzaga still owns the best criteria in the field, and nothing has changed in our beliefs that they have the best chance to run the table.  The Bulldogs only potential weakness is schedule strength, but at 56%+, it is more than adequate for a national champion.  The True Shooting % Margin combined with the R+T make The Zags the much better team here.  Florida State relies on offensive rebounding and forcing turnovers, but Gonzaga is not the team that the Seminoles can exploit enough times to come up with the win.  Gonzaga gets revenge for last year’s Sweet 16.

Prediction:  Gonzaga by 10-15 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Tennessee

59.50

5.3

31.1

70.5

13.9

15.8

5.5

Purdue

60.82

3.5

34.3

74.0

13.6

16.9

11.6

Purdue hasn’t been in the Elite 8 since 2000, and they have not made it to the Final Four since 1980.  The Boilermakers have historically been unable to get scoring spurts in the Gene Keady-Matt Painter years.  They played excellent half-court offense and defense defense, but their style did not allow them to be overpowering on the boards or to gamble for steals on defense.  Like Money Ball does not work in the Major League Playoffs, possession basketball doesn’t work well in the Big Dance.  Teams need to have that spurtability, which is what the R+T rating shows, and Purdue has rarely had a great R+T rating.  That was the past; this Boilermaker squad has a very good R+T rating, and it comes from both an excellent rebounding strength combined with an adequate ability to force turnovers and not cough the ball up enough times to matter.

Tennessee is more like the old Purdue teams.  The Volunteers have excellent half-court presence on both sides of the ball, but they cannot dominate on the glass, and they do not force enough turnovers.  In this game, I look for Purdue to get numerous second chance scoring opportunities, and eventually, the Boilermakers will go for the kill shot with a scoring run that gives them the victory.

Prediction: Purdue by 6 to 11 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Michigan

59.87

8.8

24.0

75.6

12.1

15.9

4.0

Texas Tech

58.42

10.1

28.1

71.7

16.1

20.0

4.4

 

This has the chance to be a classic game that will generate headlines for a long time.  This is the closest thing to a 50-50 tossup there can be.  If you had to choose one game to go to triple overtime, this is the one I’d pick (I just gave it the kiss of death and it will be a blowout now).

With Michigan’s 1 1/2 point SOS advantage, it basically makes all the criteria dead even.  Two teams with excellent defensive efficiency should lead to the game being decided on rebounding and turnovers.  The Red Raiders are better on the offensive glass, but the Wolverines are better on the defensive glass.  Texas Tech is considerably better forcing turnovers, but Michigan is considerably better holding onto the ball.  The R+T is dead even.  The only tiny little stat where there is a difference is TS% Margin, where even with the better SOS, Michigan comes up just a tad short, but not enough to matter more than one point on the scoreboard.

I have to go to extracurricular statistics here to select a winner in this game.  Texas Tech has been more consistent with their production, while Michigan’s standard deviation of statistics has been greater.  The Wolverines have been up for five consecutive games, while Texas Tech has been on an even keel since January.  Michigan has experience from making it to the Championship Game last year, while Texas Tech made it to the Elite 8 last year, so once again this washes.  Michigan is 7-3 against ranked teams this year.  TTU is 3-2.  Maybe, this is the only stat I can use to pick a winner, and it is still a total guess.  I’ll have my eyes glued to this game.

Prediction: Michigan by 1 to 5 points, possibly in overtime

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Virginia

59.95

12.9

29.9

74.8

13.0

15.7

10.4

Oregon

55.83

4.5

29.4

71.7

15.4

18.3

4.3

Oregon coach Dana Altman deserves a ton of credit.  If you don’t think losing a 5-star McDonald’s All-American freshman phenom when you have another one on the roster  hurts, look at what happened to Bryce Drew at Vanderbilt.  Drew lost Darius Garland early in the year but still had another 5-star freshman phenom in Simi Shittu.  Vanderbilt lost their final 20 games in a row, and Drew was dismissed.  Altman lost superstar Bol Bol early in the year, and the Ducks were counted out.  Altman rallied Oregon and won the Pac-12 Tournament.  Then, they knocked out mid-major darling UC-Irvine to make it back to the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years.

Virginia survived a scare against Gardner-Webb, but the Cavaliers righted the ship and stormed back to win by 15, and then the Cavs ousted Oklahoma much more easily in the Round of 32.  On the surface, some may believe that UVA is strictly a half-court possession wonder, the type that usually disappoints in the Big Dance.  This is not so.  The Cavaliers have a double-digit R+T rating, which makes them capable of benefiting from scoring spurts, like they did in 2016, when they made it to the Elite 8 and watched a second half double-digit lead against Syracuse turn into a loss when the Orangemen went on a huge scoring run.

This game looks like the most lopsided in this round.  Virginia has the advantage across the board, and Oregon has not beaten a team this good all year.  The Ducks only played one ranked team in the regular season.  Think of Bol Bol as twice the player Tacko Fall is for Central Florida.  That’s why  Oregon should be happy they made the Sweet 16.

Prediction: Virginia by 12-17 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Michigan St.

61.11

14.0

33.8

74.1

16.4

12.7

12.3

LSU

58.71

3.4

36.5

69.8

15.2

17.6

9.4

The fact that four SEC teams made the Sweet 16, and LSU won the conference championship shows that the Tigers are good enough to keep playing into April, even with acting coach Tony Benford taking over for Will Wade.

On the other side, Michigan State is almost perfect when you look at the resume of a Final Four team.  The Spartans do not force turnovers like most Final Four teams in the past, and they are vulnerable to a team that can pressure them into turnovers.

LSU has the personnel to force MSU out of their normal offense and negate any potential rebounding advantage Sparty has.  This game still looks favorable to Michigan State due to a great difference in True Shooting Percentage Margin.  LSU might not get enough open looks and second chance points to match the inside scoring of Nick Ward and Xavier Tillman combined with the three-point shooting of Cassius Winston.

Prediction: Michigan State by 4 to 9 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

North Carolina

62.05

5.4

34.8

77.7

14.6

16.5

18.9

Auburn

59.91

1.9

32.2

67.8

14.6

21.8

2.7

 

This game should be played at a tempo of 75 possessions per team.  Auburn was the best up-tempo team in the SEC this year, but North Carolina was the best up-tempo team in the ACC.

Can Auburn force North Carolina, namely point guard Coby White to make enough mistakes to keep this game close?  White has been prone to force the issue a bit at times, but in the games against the best pressure man-to-man teams, he did not make enough mistakes to cost Carolina the win, and in several games, his deft handling of the ball was the reason the Tar Heels won.

North Carolina remains the second best team in the tournament according to Bracketnomics, and this game has the potential to get out of hand.  The Tar Heels have a huge advantage on the offensive glass, and this should be the deciding factor.  UNC will score on several consecutive possessions at some point in this game and take a commanding lead that forces Auburn to panic on offense and commit some mistakes of their own.

Prediction: North Carolina by 10-15 points

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Duke

62.61

9.8

35.5

71.0

14.7

17.0

12.1

Virginia Tech

58.20

8.5

29.0

72.9

15.3

19.1

6.1

 

Virginia Tech’s home court advantage in a game with Duke was three points and change, but let’s round it back to 3.  They beat Duke in Blacksburg by five points.  Duke didn’t have Zion Williamson.  Is Zion worth three points more for Duke than his backup?  Of course, he is; he’s worth a lot more than three extra points in Duke’s overall production.

Duke has an exploitable liability, and Central Florida exposed it.  Buzz Williams will do everything to try to force the Blue Devils to beat his squad by not being weak in their perimeter shooting.  UCF had two big guys inside that could force Duke to shoot from the perimeter.  Virginia Tech has one big guy, Kerry Blackshear, who probably cannot stop the Duke inside game.

In my opinion, there are a couple teams that can force Duke to have a better than average perimeter shooting night to beat them, but Virginia Tech is not one of them.

Prediction: Duke by 8 to 13 points

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Kentucky

60.44

9.8

36.6

74.7

15.8

16.0

16.2

Houston

55.45

8.3

34.2

74.8

14.0

15.8

14.6

This game could be very interesting in a different way than the Michigan and Texas Tech game.  You get contrasting styles in this contest, and there are many variables, some of which favor the underdog Cougars in this cat fight.

There is a giant variable here, one that is enough to take this game from a relatively safe victory for Kentucky to a toss-up.  Star forward P.J. Washington might play in this game, and he might not be healthy enough.  Even if he plays, he cannot possibly be all that effective.  What bothers me is that he went from a protective boot to a cast, which means the injury was worse than first thought.  He’s going to one of the top foot specialists in the nation, and I think the goal here is to make sure Washington is ready for the NBA Draft.

If Washington does not play in this game, it becomes one where Houston has a 40-45% chance of winning.  If Washington plays sparingly, Kentucky’s chances increase by another 5-10%.  If miraculously Washington can play near full strength for 25 minutes, then the Big Blue win this game going away.

I will select this game based on the assumption that Washington will play but at much less than full strength.  Reid Travis is ready to have a big game for Kentucky now that he is basically 100% at full strength following his injury, and I look for John Calipari to direct his team to play intelligently and take advantage of their muscle advantage.

Prediction: Kentucky but 5-10 points

 

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Sunday, March 24, 2019

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Tennessee

117.9

0.0

Iowa

111.4

6.5

North Carolina

121.3

0.0

Washington

109.7

11.6

Duke

122.9

0.0

Central Florida

110.0

12.9

Texas Tech

118.0

0.0

Buffalo

115.2

2.8

Virginia Tech

115.5

0.0

Liberty

107.3

8.2

Virginia

120.8

0.0

Oklahoma

111.4

9.4

Houston

115.3

0.0

Ohio St.

110.2

5.1

Oregon

110.8

0.0

UC Irvine

106.6

4.2

Sunday’s Schedule

Time

Game

Network

Site

12:10 PM

Tennessee vs. Iowa

CBS

Columbus

2:40 PM

North Carolina vs. Washington

CBS

Columbus

5:15 PM

Duke vs. Central Florida

CBS

Columbia

6:10 PM

Texas Tech vs. Buffalo

TNT

Tulsa

7:10 PM

Virginia Tech vs. Liberty

TBS

San Jose

7:45 PM

Virginia vs. Oklahoma

TruTV

Columbia

8:40 PM

Houston vs. Ohio St.

TNT

Tulsa

9:40 PM

Oregon vs. UC-Irvine

TBS

San Jose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 22, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Friday, March 22, 2019

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Cincinnati

110.8

1.5

Iowa

111.1

1.2

Ole Miss

110.3

0.0

Oklahoma

110.7

-0.4

Texas Tech

117.8

0.0

Northern Kentucky

104.5

13.3

Kansas St.

112.7

0.0

UC-Irvine

106.2

6.5

Tennessee

118.3

0.0

Colgate

102.8

15.5

Gardner-Webb

99.5

1.0

Virginia

121.1

-20.6

Buffalo

115.0

0.0

Arizona St.

107.9

7.1

Wisconsin

115.1

0.0

Oregon

109.7

5.4

Utah St.

111.3

0.0

Washington

108.8

2.5

Duke

123.1

0.0

North Dakota St.

97.9

25.2

Houston

114.8

0.0

Georgia St.

103.9

10.9

Mississippi St.

113.9

0.0

Liberty

106.7

7.2

North Carolina

121.7

0.0

Iona

97.8

23.9

Virginia Commonwealth

110.7

0.0

Central Florida

109.4

1.3

Iowa St.

114.8

0.0

Ohio St.

109.9

4.9

Virginia Tech

115.5

0.0

Saint Louis

104.1

11.4

 

Today’s Schedule

All Times EDT

TIME

MATCHUP

NETWORK

SITE

12:15 PM

(10) Iowa vs. (7) Cincinnati

CBS

Columbus 

12:40 PM

(9) Oklahoma vs. (8) Ole Miss

truTV

Columbia 

1:30 PM

(14) Northern Kentucky vs. (3) Texas Tech

TNT

Tulsa 

2 PM

(13) UC Irvine vs. (4) Kansas State

TBS

San Jose 

Approx. 3 PM

(15) Colgate vs. (2) Tennessee

CBS

Columbus 

Approx. 3:25 PM

(16) Gardner-Webb vs. (1) Virginia

truTV

Columbia 

Approx. 4:15 PM

(11) St. John’s / Arizona State vs. (6) Buffalo

TNT

Tulsa 

Approx. 4:45 PM

(12) Oregon vs. (5) Wisconsin

TBS

San Jose 

6:50 PM

(9) Washington vs. (8) Utah State

TNT

Columbus 

7:10 PM

(16) NC Central / North Dakota St. vs. (1) Duke

CBS

Columbia 

7:20 PM

(14) Georgia State vs. (3) Houston

TBS

Tulsa 

7:27 PM

(12) Liberty vs. (5) Mississippi State

truTV

San Jose 

Approx. 9:35 PM

(16) Iona vs. (1) North Carolina

TNT

Columbus 

Approx. 9:55 PM

(9) UCF vs. (8) VCU

CBS

Columbia 

Approx. 10:05 PM

(11) Ohio State vs. (6) Iowa State

TBS

Tulsa

Approx. 10:12 PM

(13) Saint Louis vs. (4) Virginia Tech

truTV

San Jose 

 

 

 

March 16, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Sunday, March 17, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 10, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Sunday, March 10, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Lipscomb

109.0

3.0

Liberty

105.9

6.1

Radford

102.7

2.5

Gardner-Webb

99.3

5.9

Hofstra

106.5

0.0

James Madison

93.8

12.7

William & Mary

97.6

0.0

Delaware

94.7

2.9

Northeastern

105.6

0.0

UNC Wilmington

94.7

10.9

Charleston

103.4

1.0

Drexel

95.2

9.2

Siena

95.4

2.5

Iona

97.7

0.2

Canisius

95.1

0.0

Monmouth

93.3

1.8

Northern Iowa

99.1

0.0

Bradley

99.5

-0.4

Colgate

102.1

2.5

Navy

92.8

11.8

Bucknell

101.4

2.5

Lehigh

100.3

3.6

Wofford

112.9

0.0

East Tennessee St.

106.6

6.3

UNC Greensboro

105.5

0.0

Furman

107.9

-2.4

North Dakota St.

97.5

0.0

Oral Roberts

92.8

4.7

South Dakota

97.4

1.0

Purdue Fort Wayne

98.7

-0.3

Cincinnati

111.8

3.0

Houston

114.5

0.3

Penn St.

109.9

2.5

Illinois

106.5

5.9

Indiana

110.4

3.0

Rutgers

106.3

7.1

East Carolina

93.7

2.5

Connecticut

105.2

-9.0

Nebraska

110.5

3.0

Iowa

110.8

2.7

South Florida

103.5

3.0

SMU

103.8

2.7

Ohio St.

110.3

3.0

Wisconsin

115.5

-2.2

Conference Tournaments Update

America East Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Md.-Baltimore Co.

62

Albany

54

Vermont

73

Maine

57

Binghamton

73

Stony Brook

71

Hartford

78

UMass Lowell

70

 

Semifinals–Tuesday, March 12

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Vermont (25-6)

7

Binghamton (10-22)

3

Maryland-Baltimore Co. (20-12)

4

Hartford (18-14)

 

 

Atlantic Sun Conference

*** Championship Game–Sunday, March 10 ***

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Lipscomb (25-6)

2

Liberty (27-6)

 

 

Big South Conference

*** Championship Game–Sunday, March 10 (at Radford) ***

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

2

Radford (22-10)

4

Gardner-Webb (22-11)

 

 

Colonial Athletic Association

Site: North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC

First Round–Saturday, March 9

James Madison

74

Towson

73

UNC Wilmington

93

Elon

86

Quarterfinals–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Hofstra (25-6)

8

James Madison (14-18)

4

William & Mary (14-16)

5

Delaware (16-15)

2

Northeastern (20-10)

10

UNC Wilmington (10-22)

3

Charleston (23-8)

6

Drexel (13-18)

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Site: Times Union Center, Albany, NY (Siena)

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Monmouth

98

Quinnipiac

92

Siena

87

Rider

81

 

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Iona (15-15)

5

Siena (17-15)

2

Canisius (15-16)

6

Monmouth (13-20)

 

 

Missouri Valley Conference (Arch Madness)

Site: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

Semifinals–Saturday, March 9

Bradley

53

Loyola (Chi)

51

Northern Iowa

60

Drake

58

*** Championship Game–Sunday, March 10 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

6

Northern Iowa (16-17)

5

Bradley (19-14)

 

Northeast Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Semifinals–Saturday, March 9

St. Francis (PA)

72

Long Island

64

Fairleigh-Dickinson

66

Robert Morris

62

 

Championship Game–Tuesday, March 12

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

St. Francis (PA) (18-13)

2

Fairleigh-Dickinson (19-13)

 

 

Ohio Valley Conference

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 9 ***

Murray St.

77

Belmont

65

Champion:  Murray St.  27-4

 

 

 

Patriot League

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Colgate (22-10)

5

Navy (12-18)

2

Bucknell (20-10)

3

Lehigh (20-10)

 

 

Southern Conference

Site: US Cellular Center, Asheville, NC

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Wofford

99

VMI

72

East Tennessee St.

68

Chattanooga

64

UNC Greensboro

77

Samford

70

Furman

85

Mercer

74

 

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Wofford (27-4)

4/5

East Tennessee St. (24-8)

2

UNC Greensboro (27-5)

3

Furman (25-6)

 

 

Summit League

Site: Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Western Illinois

79

South Dakota St.

76

Omaha

81

North Dakota

76

 

Quarterfinals–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

Purdue Fort Wayne (17-14)

5

South Dakota (13-16)

North Dakota St. (15-15)

6

Oral Roberts (11-20)

 

 

West Coast Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

San Diego

80

BYU

57

Pepperdine

89

San Francisco

72

 

Semifinals–Monday, March 11

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

Saint Mary’s (20-11)

6

San Diego (21-13)

1

Gonzaga (29-2)

8

Pepperdine (16-17)

 

Teams In The Big Dance

Murray St.  (OVC)  27-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 7, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Thursday, March 7, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Radford

103.4

0.0

Presbyterian

98.3

5.1

Winthrop

99.7

0.0

Charleston Southern

99.5

0.2

Campbell

99.1

2.5

Hampton

98.6

3.0

Gardner-Webb

98.2

0.0

High Point

96.7

1.5

Lipscomb

110.1

3.0

NJIT

99.1

14.0

Liberty

106.5

3.0

North Florida

99.0

10.5

Marist

94.2

0.0

Saint Peter’s

91.1

3.1

Manhattan

90.5

0.0

Fairfield

92.5

-2.0

Monmouth

92.4

0.0

Niagara

90.7

1.7

Indiana St.

98.0

0.0

Valparaiso

96.2

1.8

Illinois St.

97.9

0.0

Evansville

96.5

1.4

Austin Peay

102.7

0.0

Morehead St.

95.0

7.7

Jacksonville St.

103.5

0.0

UT-Martin

92.1

11.4

Colgate

102.7

3.0

Boston U

96.1

9.6

Bucknell

101.1

3.0

Holy Cross

95.6

8.5

Lehigh

100.1

2.5

Army

95.3

7.3

American

98.5

2.5

Navy

92.8

8.2

San Diego

104.0

0.0

Portland

89.7

14.3

Pepperdine

99.9

0.0

Pacific

97.2

2.7

Appalachian St.

97.8

2.5

Troy

94.2

6.1

Little Rock

97.2

2.5

Louisiana

98.9

0.8

Central Florida

110.5

3.0

Cincinnati

110.8

2.7

Coastal Carolina

101.1

2.5

South Alabama

96.9

6.7

Connecticut

104.9

3.0

Temple

106.2

1.7

Florida A&M

90.3

2.5

Bethune-Cookman

92.4

0.4

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.0

2.5

Delaware St.

79.1

4.4

Morgan St.

89.0

2.5

Coppin St.

84.1

7.4

North Carolina A&T

91.8

2.5

North Carolina Central

92.4

1.9

South Carolina St.

87.5

2.5

Savannah St.

85.5

4.5

Wisconsin

114.7

3.0

Iowa

111.1

6.6

Arkansas St.

94.7

3.0

Louisiana Monroe

100.9

-3.2

Grambling

93.2

2.5

Alabama St.

90.6

5.1

Illinois

107.6

3.0

Indiana

109.2

1.4

Jackson St.

89.7

2.5

Alabama A&M

85.3

6.9

Norfolk St.

95.3

2.5

Howard

90.8

7.0

Prairie View

95.2

2.5

Southern

87.2

10.5

Southern Utah

92.9

2.5

Northern Colorado

99.5

-4.1

UT Rio Grande Valley

99.5

2.5

California Baptist

97.9

4.1

Texas Southern

98.0

2.5

Alcorn St.

84.6

15.9

Colorado

106.3

3.0

UCLA

105.1

4.2

Houston

114.2

2.5

SMU

102.6

14.1

Idaho St.

90.7

2.5

Eastern Washington

93.6

-0.4

Utah Valley

104.8

2.5

Grand Canyon

105.4

1.9

Weber St.

97.6

2.5

Idaho

84.2

15.9

Cal Poly

89.2

2.5

UC-Irvine

105.1

-13.4

Cal St. Northridge

94.2

2.5

UC Santa Barbara

99.9

-3.2

UC-Davis

95.8

3.5

Hawaii

97.1

2.2

Portland St.

92.3

2.5

Montana

102.6

-7.8

Sacramento St.

93.5

2.5

Montana St.

95.4

0.6

Seattle

98.8

2.5

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.4

3.9

Utah

103.4

3.0

USC

105.4

1.0

Stanford

104.5

1.5

California

94.5

11.5

 

Conference Tournaments Update

Atlantic Sun Conference

Both Games Played at Higher Seed

Semifinals–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Lipscomb (24-6)

5

NJIT (21-11)

2

Liberty (26-6)

3

North Florida (16-16)

 

Big South Conference

At Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 7 

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

Radford (20-10)

7

Presbyterian (18-14)

3

Winthrop (18-11)

6

Charleston Southern (16-14)

1

Campbell (19-11)

8

Hampton (15-15)

4

Gardner-Webb (20-11)

5

High Point (16-14)

Horizon League  (Motor City Madness)

Wednesday’s Games Played At Higher Seeds

Quarterfinals–Wednesday, March 6

Oakland

88

Youngstown St.

84

Northern Kentucky

99

Detroit

88

Site: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI

Semifinals–Friday, March 15 

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Wright St. (20-12)

4

Green Bay 17-15

2

Northern Kentucky (24-8)

3/6

Oakland (16-16)

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Site: Times Union Center, Albany, NY (Siena)

First Round–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Marist (12-18)

9

Saint Peter’s (9-21)

7

Manhattan (10-20)

10

Fairfield (9-21)

6

Monmouth (11-20)

11

Niagara (13-18)

 

Missouri Valley Conference  (Arch Madness)

Site: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

First Round–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Indiana St. (15-15)

9

Valparaiso (14-17)

7

Illinois St. (16-15)

10

Evansville (11-20)

 

Northeast Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Wednesday, March 6

St. Francis (PA)

67

Bryant

63

Fairleigh-Dickinson

84

Wagner

46

Long Island

71

Sacred Heart

62

Robert Morris

69

St. Francis (Bklyn)

65 ot

 

Semifinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

St. Francis (PA) (17-13)

6

Long Island (16-15)

2

Fairleigh-Dickinson (18-13)

4

Robert Morris (17-15)

 

Ohio Valley Conference

Site: Ford Center, Evansville, IN

Morehead St.

72

SIU Edwardsville

68

UT-Martin

78

Eastern Illinois

71

 

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

4

Austin Peay (21-10)

5

Morehead St. (13-19)

3

Jacksonville St. (23-8)

7

UT-Martin (12-18)

 

Patriot League

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Colgate (21-10)

8

Boston U (15-17)

2

Bucknell (19-10)

10

Holy Cross (16-16)

3

Lehigh (19-10)

6

Army (13-18)

4

American (15-14)

5

Navy (11-18)

 

West Coast Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

First Round–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

7

San Diego (18-13)

10

Portland (7-24)

8

Pepperdine (13-17)

9

Pacific (14-17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 11, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Monday, February 11, 2019

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The PiRate Ratings (1-353)

Rk

Team

PiRate

Conf

1

Duke

124.9

ACC

2

Gonzaga

124.0

West Coast

3

Virginia

121.8

ACC

4

Michigan St.

119.8

Big Ten

5

Tennessee

119.1

SEC

6

Kentucky

118.1

SEC

7

Michigan

117.3

Big Ten

8

Purdue

117.0

Big Ten

9

Virginia Tech

116.4

ACC

10

Auburn

116.1

SEC

11

Nevada

115.5

Mtn West

12

Wisconsin

115.5

Big Ten

13

Texas Tech

115.2

Big 12

14

Iowa St.

115.0

Big 12

15

Kansas

114.9

Big 12

16

Louisville

114.8

ACC

17

Villanova

114.1

Big East

18

Houston

113.7

American Ath

19

Florida St.

113.6

ACC

20

Maryland

113.3

Big Ten

21

LSU

113.0

SEC

22

Buffalo

113.0

Mid-Amer

23

Texas

112.5

Big 12

24

Iowa

112.4

Big Ten

25

Mississippi St.

112.3

SEC

26

Marquette

112.3

Big East

27

North Carolina St.

112.1

ACC

28

Cincinnati

112.0

American Ath

29

Clemson

111.8

ACC

30

Nebraska

111.6

Big Ten

31

Ohio St.

111.6

Big Ten

32

Kansas St.

111.5

Big 12

33

Wofford

111.3

Socon

34

TCU

111.2

Big 12

35

Florida

111.1

SEC

36

Baylor

111.0

Big 12

37

Oklahoma

111.0

Big 12

38

Syracuse

110.9

ACC

39

Lipscomb

110.9

Atl Sun

40

Washington

110.6

Pac-12

41

Indiana

110.2

Big Ten

42

Mississippi

109.9

SEC

43

Saint Mary’s

109.6

West Coast

44

Alabama

109.5

SEC

45

Creighton

109.5

Big East

46

Utah St.

109.4

Mtn West

47

Virginia Commonwealth

109.2

Atl 10

48

St. John’s

109.1

Big East

49

North Carolina

109.1

ACC

50

Butler

108.9

Big East

51

San Francisco

108.7

West Coast

52

Central Florida

108.7

American Ath

53

Oregon

108.6

Pac-12

54

Arizona St.

108.2

Pac-12

55

Fresno St.

108.0

Mtn West

56

Northwestern

107.8

Big Ten

57

Toledo

107.8

Mid-Amer

58

Arkansas

107.7

SEC

59

Seton Hall

107.7

Big East

60

New Mexico St.

107.6

WAC

61

Minnesota

107.6

Big Ten

62

Murray St.

107.4

Ohio Val

63

Penn St.

107.3

Big Ten

64

Hofstra

107.3

Colonial

65

Belmont

107.3

Ohio Val

66

Miami (Fla)

107.3

ACC

67

Dayton

107.2

Atl 10

68

Vermont

107.1

Amer East

69

Furman

107.0

Socon

70

Temple

106.7

American Ath

71

Providence

106.6

Big East

72

South Dakota St.

106.6

Summit

73

Georgetown

106.4

Big East

74

Yale

106.4

Ivy

75

East Tennessee St.

106.3

Socon

76

Illinois

106.3

Big Ten

77

Arizona

106.3

Pac-12

78

Colorado

106.2

Pac-12

79

Connecticut

106.1

American Ath

80

Davidson

106.1

Atl 10

81

Liberty

106.0

Atl Sun

82

UNC Greensboro

106.0

Socon

83

Pittsburgh

105.9

ACC

84

Memphis

105.9

American Ath

85

BYU

105.9

West Coast

86

UCLA

105.9

Pac-12

87

Notre Dame

105.6

ACC

88

Oregon St.

105.4

Pac-12

89

Grand Canyon

105.4

WAC

90

San Diego

105.4

West Coast

91

Northern Kentucky

105.4

Horizon

92

South Carolina

105.3

SEC

93

USC

105.2

Pac-12

94

DePaul

105.0

Big East

95

Oklahoma St.

104.9

Big 12

96

Northeastern

104.9

Colonial

97

Rutgers

104.7

Big Ten

98

West Virginia

104.6

Big 12

99

Georgia Tech

104.6

ACC

100

Missouri

104.6

SEC

101

Loyola (Chi)

104.6

Missouri Val

102

SMU

104.6

American Ath

103

Texas A&M

104.5

SEC

104

Ball St.

104.5

Mid-Amer

105

Xavier

104.5

Big East

106

Old Dominion

104.4

CUSA

107

UC Irvine

103.9

Big West

108

Texas St.

103.9

Sun Belt

109

Western Kentucky

103.9

CUSA

110

Penn

103.9

Ivy

111

Montana

103.8

Big Sky

112

Utah

103.8

Pac-12

113

Austin Peay

103.8

Ohio Val

114

Georgia

103.8

SEC

115

Boston College

103.7

ACC

116

South Florida

103.6

American Ath

117

Georgia Southern

103.6

Sun Belt

118

Tulsa

103.6

American Ath

119

Akron

103.6

Mid-Amer

120

Wichita St.

103.5

American Ath

121

Stanford

103.4

Pac-12

122

Bowling Green

103.3

Mid-Amer

123

Charleston

103.3

Colonial

124

Jacksonville St.

103.3

Ohio Val

125

San Diego St.

103.3

Mtn West

126

North Texas

103.2

CUSA

127

Georgia St.

103.2

Sun Belt

128

Vanderbilt

103.0

SEC

129

Utah Valley

102.9

WAC

130

Harvard

102.7

Ivy

131

Boise St.

102.7

Mtn West

132

Saint Louis

102.6

Atl 10

133

George Mason

102.6

Atl 10

134

Radford

102.5

Big South

135

Rhode Island

102.4

Atl 10

136

North Carolina A&T

102.2

Mideastern

137

Drake

102.1

Missouri Val

138

Loyola Marymount

102.1

West Coast

139

UC Santa Barbara

101.9

Big West

140

Louisiana Tech

101.9

CUSA

141

Bucknell

101.8

Patriot

142

Northern Illinois

101.7

Mid-Amer

143

Miami (O)

101.7

Mid-Amer

144

Central Michigan

101.7

Mid-Amer

145

Southern Miss

101.7

CUSA

146

Wright St.

101.6

Horizon

147

Brown

101.4

Ivy

148

Louisiana Monroe

101.2

Sun Belt

149

Lehigh

101.0

Patriot

150

UNLV

101.0

Mtn West

151

Colgate

101.0

Patriot

152

Coastal Carolina

100.8

Sun Belt

153

Samford

100.7

Socon

154

Stony Brook

100.6

Amer East

155

Princeton

100.6

Ivy

156

Southern Illinois

100.6

Missouri Val

157

Cal St. Fullerton

100.5

Big West

158

St. Bonaventure

100.5

Atl 10

159

Kent St.

100.5

Mid-Amer

160

Duquesne

100.3

Atl 10

161

Missouri St.

100.3

Missouri Val

162

UTSA

100.1

CUSA

163

Winthrop

100.1

Big South

164

Wake Forest

100.0

ACC

165

Northern Colorado

99.9

Big Sky

166

New Mexico

99.8

Mtn West

167

Abilene Christian

99.8

Southland

168

Pepperdine

99.8

West Coast

169

Eastern Michigan

99.7

Mid-Amer

170

Weber St.

99.7

Big Sky

171

Omaha

99.6

Summit

172

Saint Joseph’s

99.6

Atl 10

173

Illinois St.

99.4

Missouri Val

174

Sam Houston St.

99.4

Southland

175

Richmond

99.4

Atl 10

176

NJIT

99.3

Atl Sun

177

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.3

Summit

178

Mercer

99.2

Socon

179

UT Arlington

99.1

Sun Belt

180

Gardner Webb

98.9

Big South

181

Valparaiso

98.9

Missouri Val

182

Rider

98.8

Metro Atl

183

Marshall

98.7

CUSA

184

Bradley

98.6

Missouri Val

185

Louisiana

98.6

Sun Belt

186

Seattle

98.6

WAC

187

IUPUI

98.6

Horizon

188

Campbell

98.5

Big South

189

Hartford

98.5

Amer East

190

UAB

98.5

CUSA

191

Washington St.

98.4

Pac-12

192

Massachusetts

98.3

Atl 10

193

American

98.3

Patriot

194

Hawaii

98.3

Big West

195

Presbyterian

98.3

Big South

196

Dartmouth

98.2

Ivy

197

Appalachian St.

98.2

Sun Belt

198

Florida Atlantic

98.2

CUSA

199

Colorado St.

98.1

Mtn West

200

UT Rio Grande Valley

97.8

WAC

201

North Dakota St.

97.8

Summit

202

Northern Iowa

97.8

Missouri Val

203

Pacific

97.7

West Coast

204

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.6

WAC

205

Evansville

97.5

Missouri Val

206

Illinois Chicago

97.5

Horizon

207

Indiana St.

97.5

Missouri Val

208

Little Rock

97.5

Sun Belt

209

La Salle

97.4

Atl 10

210

Green Bay

97.4

Horizon

211

Texas Southern

97.3

Southwestern

212

Santa Clara

97.3

West Coast

213

Oakland

97.2

Horizon

214

Ohio

97.2

Mid-Amer

215

Holy Cross

97.1

Patriot

216

Charleston Southern

97.1

Big South

217

High Point

97.1

Big South

218

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.0

Amer East

219

California Baptist

97.0

WAC

220

William & Mary

96.9

Colonial

221

Troy

96.9

Sun Belt

222

Lamar

96.8

Southland

223

South Alabama

96.8

Sun Belt

224

Hampton

96.7

Big South

225

Quinnipiac

96.6

Metro Atl

226

Fairleigh Dickinson

96.5

Northeast

227

Cornell

96.4

Ivy

228

North Florida

96.4

Atl Sun

229

Long Beach St.

96.4

Big West

230

Boston University

96.4

Patriot

231

Fordham

96.3

Atl 10

232

Iona

96.1

Metro Atl

233

UC Davis

96.0

Big West

234

Army

95.9

Patriot

235

Drexel

95.9

Colonial

236

Florida Gulf Coast

95.8

Atl Sun

237

Eastern Kentucky

95.8

Ohio Val

238

The Citadel

95.7

Socon

239

Columbia

95.7

Ivy

240

Marist

95.6

Metro Atl

241

Canisius

95.6

Metro Atl

242

Robert Morris

95.6

Northeast

243

Siena

95.5

Metro Atl

244

Sacred Heart

95.4

Northeast

245

South Dakota

95.4

Summit

246

Florida Int’l.

95.3

CUSA

247

Sacramento St.

95.3

Big Sky

248

Delaware

95.2

Colonial

249

Rice

95.1

CUSA

250

St. Francis (PA)

95.1

Northeast

251

George Washington

95.0

Atl 10

252

Jacksonville

94.9

Atl Sun

253

Montana St.

94.9

Big Sky

254

UMass Lowell

94.8

Amer East

255

Towson

94.8

Colonial

256

Norfolk St.

94.7

Mideastern

257

Detroit

94.7

Horizon

258

Prairie View A&M

94.6

Southwestern

259

Missouri Kansas City

94.6

WAC

260

St. Francis (Bklyn)

94.6

Northeast

261

Morehead St.

94.5

Ohio Val

262

Air Force

94.4

Mtn West

263

California

94.4

Pac-12

264

Arkansas St.

94.3

Sun Belt

265

Grambling

94.3

Southwestern

266

UNC Wilmington

94.3

Colonial

267

Long Island

94.3

Northeast

268

Western Michigan

94.3

Mid-Amer

269

UTEP

94.3

CUSA

270

Southern Utah

94.2

Big Sky

271

James Madison

94.1

Colonial

272

Chattanooga

94.1

Socon

273

Middle Tennessee

94.1

CUSA

274

Wagner

94.0

Northeast

275

Albany

94.0

Amer East

276

Monmouth

94.0

Metro Atl

277

Portland St.

93.9

Big Sky

278

Eastern Washington

93.9

Big Sky

279

East Carolina

93.8

American Ath

280

Stephen F. Austin

93.7

Southland

281

Western Illinois

93.7

Summit

282

North Dakota

93.7

Summit

283

Cal St. Northridge

93.6

Big West

284

Texas A&M CC

93.6

Southland

285

Youngstown St.

93.6

Horizon

286

Tulane

93.5

American Ath

287

Loyola (MD)

93.4

Patriot

288

Milwaukee

93.4

Horizon

289

Eastern Illinois

93.3

Ohio Val

290

Tennessee St.

93.3

Ohio Val

291

New Orleans

93.3

Southland

292

Fairfield

93.2

Metro Atl

293

Oral Roberts

93.2

Summit

294

Houston Baptist

93.0

Southland

295

North Carolina Central

92.9

Mideastern

296

Niagara

92.9

Metro Atl

297

Bethune Cookman

92.8

Mideastern

298

Lafayette

92.7

Patriot

299

UT Martin

92.7

Ohio Val

300

Central Arkansas

92.5

Southland

301

Southeast Missouri St.

92.5

Ohio Val

302

Longwood

92.5

Big South

303

Western Carolina

92.5

Socon

304

Central Connecticut

92.4

Northeast

305

Idaho St.

92.2

Big Sky

306

Navy

92.2

Patriot

307

Southeastern Louisiana

92.1

Southland

308

Charlotte

92.1

CUSA

309

Denver

92.0

Summit

310

Cleveland St.

92.0

Horizon

311

UC Riverside

91.7

Big West

312

Saint Peter’s

91.6

Metro Atl

313

Howard

91.3

Mideastern

314

Nicholls St.

91.2

Southland

315

Maine

91.0

Amer East

316

Northern Arizona

90.9

Big Sky

317

VMI

90.8

Socon

318

Alabama St.

90.8

Southwestern

319

McNeese St.

90.8

Southland

320

Wyoming

90.7

Mtn West

321

Florida A&M

90.6

Mideastern

322

Manhattan

90.6

Metro Atl

323

Elon

90.5

Colonial

324

North Alabama

90.1

Atl Sun

325

Jackson St.

89.8

Southwestern

326

Tennessee Tech

89.6

Ohio Val

327

Portland

89.5

West Coast

328

Cal Poly

89.3

Big West

329

Mount St. Mary’s

89.2

Northeast

330

USC Upstate

89.2

Big South

331

Bryant

88.9

Northeast

332

Arkansas Pine Bluff

88.9

Southwestern

333

SIU Edwardsville

88.7

Ohio Val

334

Morgan St.

88.7

Mideastern

335

Binghamton

88.6

Amer East

336

South Carolina St.

88.3

Mideastern

337

Stetson

87.4

Atl Sun

338

Southern

87.3

Southwestern

339

Northwestern St.

87.2

Southland

340

Kennesaw St.

86.5

Atl Sun

341

San Jose St.

86.3

Mtn West

342

Idaho

86.3

Big Sky

343

Incarnate Word

86.0

Southland

344

Alcorn St.

85.6

Southwestern

345

Alabama A&M

85.4

Southwestern

346

New Hampshire

85.4

Amer East

347

Coppin St.

85.2

Mideastern

348

UNC Asheville

85.0

Big South

349

Savannah St.

84.6

Mideastern

350

Mississippi Valley St.

82.9

Southwestern

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

80.7

Mideastern

352

Delaware St.

80.5

Mideastern

353

Chicago St.

80.0

WAC

 

PiRate Ratings–Alphabetical

Rk

Team

PiRate

Conf

167

Abilene Christian

99.8

Southland

262

Air Force

94.4

Mtn West

119

Akron

103.6

Mid-Amer

44

Alabama

109.5

SEC

345

Alabama A&M

85.4

Southwestern

318

Alabama St.

90.8

Southwestern

275

Albany

94.0

Amer East

344

Alcorn St.

85.6

Southwestern

193

American

98.3

Patriot

197

Appalachian St.

98.2

Sun Belt

77

Arizona

106.3

Pac-12

54

Arizona St.

108.2

Pac-12

58

Arkansas

107.7

SEC

332

Arkansas Pine Bluff

88.9

Southwestern

264

Arkansas St.

94.3

Sun Belt

234

Army

95.9

Patriot

10

Auburn

116.1

SEC

113

Austin Peay

103.8

Ohio Val

104

Ball St.

104.5

Mid-Amer

36

Baylor

111.0

Big 12

65

Belmont

107.3

Ohio Val

297

Bethune Cookman

92.8

Mideastern

335

Binghamton

88.6

Amer East

131

Boise St.

102.7

Mtn West

115

Boston College

103.7

ACC

230

Boston University

96.4

Patriot

122

Bowling Green

103.3

Mid-Amer

184

Bradley

98.6

Missouri Val

147

Brown

101.4

Ivy

331

Bryant

88.9

Northeast

141

Bucknell

101.8

Patriot

22

Buffalo

113.0

Mid-Amer

50

Butler

108.9

Big East

85

BYU

105.9

West Coast

328

Cal Poly

89.3

Big West

204

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.6

WAC

157

Cal St. Fullerton

100.5

Big West

283

Cal St. Northridge

93.6

Big West

263

California

94.4

Pac-12

219

California Baptist

97.0

WAC

188

Campbell

98.5

Big South

241

Canisius

95.6

Metro Atl

300

Central Arkansas

92.5

Southland

304

Central Connecticut

92.4

Northeast

52

Central Florida

108.7

American Ath

144

Central Michigan

101.7

Mid-Amer

123

Charleston

103.3

Colonial

216

Charleston Southern

97.1

Big South

308

Charlotte

92.1

CUSA

272

Chattanooga

94.1

Socon

353

Chicago St.

80.0

WAC

28

Cincinnati

112.0

American Ath

29

Clemson

111.8

ACC

310

Cleveland St.

92.0

Horizon

152

Coastal Carolina

100.8

Sun Belt

151

Colgate

101.0

Patriot

78

Colorado

106.2

Pac-12

199

Colorado St.

98.1

Mtn West

239

Columbia

95.7

Ivy

79

Connecticut

106.1

American Ath

347

Coppin St.

85.2

Mideastern

227

Cornell

96.4

Ivy

45

Creighton

109.5

Big East

196

Dartmouth

98.2

Ivy

80

Davidson

106.1

Atl 10

67

Dayton

107.2

Atl 10

248

Delaware

95.2

Colonial

352

Delaware St.

80.5

Mideastern

309

Denver

92.0

Summit

94

DePaul

105.0

Big East

257

Detroit

94.7

Horizon

137

Drake

102.1

Missouri Val

235

Drexel

95.9

Colonial

1

Duke

124.9

ACC

160

Duquesne

100.3

Atl 10

279

East Carolina

93.8

American Ath

75

East Tennessee St.

106.3

Socon

289

Eastern Illinois

93.3

Ohio Val

237

Eastern Kentucky

95.8

Ohio Val

169

Eastern Michigan

99.7

Mid-Amer

278

Eastern Washington

93.9

Big Sky

323

Elon

90.5

Colonial

205

Evansville

97.5

Missouri Val

292

Fairfield

93.2

Metro Atl

226

Fairleigh Dickinson

96.5

Northeast

35

Florida

111.1

SEC

321

Florida A&M

90.6

Mideastern

198

Florida Atlantic

98.2

CUSA

236

Florida Gulf Coast

95.8

Atl Sun

246

Florida Int’l.

95.3

CUSA

19

Florida St.

113.6

ACC

231

Fordham

96.3

Atl 10

55

Fresno St.

108.0

Mtn West

69

Furman

107.0

Socon

180

Gardner Webb

98.9

Big South

133

George Mason

102.6

Atl 10

251

George Washington

95.0

Atl 10

73

Georgetown

106.4

Big East

114

Georgia

103.8

SEC

117

Georgia Southern

103.6

Sun Belt

127

Georgia St.

103.2

Sun Belt

99

Georgia Tech

104.6

ACC

2

Gonzaga

124.0

West Coast

265

Grambling

94.3

Southwestern

89

Grand Canyon

105.4

WAC

210

Green Bay

97.4

Horizon

224

Hampton

96.7

Big South

189

Hartford

98.5

Amer East

130

Harvard

102.7

Ivy

194

Hawaii

98.3

Big West

217

High Point

97.1

Big South

64

Hofstra

107.3

Colonial

215

Holy Cross

97.1

Patriot

18

Houston

113.7

American Ath

294

Houston Baptist

93.0

Southland

313

Howard

91.3

Mideastern

342

Idaho

86.3

Big Sky

305

Idaho St.

92.2

Big Sky

76

Illinois

106.3

Big Ten

206

Illinois Chicago

97.5

Horizon

173

Illinois St.

99.4

Missouri Val

343

Incarnate Word

86.0

Southland

41

Indiana

110.2

Big Ten

207

Indiana St.

97.5

Missouri Val

232

Iona

96.1

Metro Atl

24

Iowa

112.4

Big Ten

14

Iowa St.

115.0

Big 12

187

IUPUI

98.6

Horizon

325

Jackson St.

89.8

Southwestern

252

Jacksonville

94.9

Atl Sun

124

Jacksonville St.

103.3

Ohio Val

271

James Madison

94.1

Colonial

15

Kansas

114.9

Big 12

32

Kansas St.

111.5

Big 12

340

Kennesaw St.

86.5

Atl Sun

159

Kent St.

100.5

Mid-Amer

6

Kentucky

118.1

SEC

209

La Salle

97.4

Atl 10

298

Lafayette

92.7

Patriot

222

Lamar

96.8

Southland

149

Lehigh

101.0

Patriot

81

Liberty

106.0

Atl Sun

39

Lipscomb

110.9

Atl Sun

208

Little Rock

97.5

Sun Belt

229

Long Beach St.

96.4

Big West

267

Long Island

94.3

Northeast

302

Longwood

92.5

Big South

185

Louisiana

98.6

Sun Belt

148

Louisiana Monroe

101.2

Sun Belt

140

Louisiana Tech

101.9

CUSA

16

Louisville

114.8

ACC

101

Loyola (Chi)

104.6

Missouri Val

287

Loyola (MD)

93.4

Patriot

138

Loyola Marymount

102.1

West Coast

21

LSU

113.0

SEC

315

Maine

91.0

Amer East

322

Manhattan

90.6

Metro Atl

240

Marist

95.6

Metro Atl

26

Marquette

112.3

Big East

183

Marshall

98.7

CUSA

20

Maryland

113.3

Big Ten

218

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.0

Amer East

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

80.7

Mideastern

192

Massachusetts

98.3

Atl 10

319

McNeese St.

90.8

Southland

84

Memphis

105.9

American Ath

178

Mercer

99.2

Socon

66

Miami (Fla)

107.3

ACC

143

Miami (O)

101.7

Mid-Amer

7

Michigan

117.3

Big Ten

4

Michigan St.

119.8

Big Ten

273

Middle Tennessee

94.1

CUSA

288

Milwaukee

93.4

Horizon

61

Minnesota

107.6

Big Ten

42

Mississippi

109.9

SEC

25

Mississippi St.

112.3

SEC

350

Mississippi Valley St.

82.9

Southwestern

100

Missouri

104.6

SEC

259

Missouri Kansas City

94.6

WAC

161

Missouri St.

100.3

Missouri Val

276

Monmouth

94.0

Metro Atl

111

Montana

103.8

Big Sky

253

Montana St.

94.9

Big Sky

261

Morehead St.

94.5

Ohio Val

334

Morgan St.

88.7

Mideastern

329

Mount St. Mary’s

89.2

Northeast

62

Murray St.

107.4

Ohio Val

306

Navy

92.2

Patriot

30

Nebraska

111.6

Big Ten

11

Nevada

115.5

Mtn West

346

New Hampshire

85.4

Amer East

166

New Mexico

99.8

Mtn West

60

New Mexico St.

107.6

WAC

291

New Orleans

93.3

Southland

296

Niagara

92.9

Metro Atl

314

Nicholls St.

91.2

Southland

176

NJIT

99.3

Atl Sun

256

Norfolk St.

94.7

Mideastern

324

North Alabama

90.1

Atl Sun

49

North Carolina

109.1

ACC

136

North Carolina A&T

102.2

Mideastern

295

North Carolina Central

92.9

Mideastern

27

North Carolina St.

112.1

ACC

282

North Dakota

93.7

Summit

201

North Dakota St.

97.8

Summit

228

North Florida

96.4

Atl Sun

126

North Texas

103.2

CUSA

96

Northeastern

104.9

Colonial

316

Northern Arizona

90.9

Big Sky

165

Northern Colorado

99.9

Big Sky

142

Northern Illinois

101.7

Mid-Amer

202

Northern Iowa

97.8

Missouri Val

91

Northern Kentucky

105.4

Horizon

56

Northwestern

107.8

Big Ten

339

Northwestern St.

87.2

Southland

87

Notre Dame

105.6

ACC

213

Oakland

97.2

Horizon

214

Ohio

97.2

Mid-Amer

31

Ohio St.

111.6

Big Ten

37

Oklahoma

111.0

Big 12

95

Oklahoma St.

104.9

Big 12

106

Old Dominion

104.4

CUSA

171

Omaha

99.6

Summit

293

Oral Roberts

93.2

Summit

53

Oregon

108.6

Pac-12

88

Oregon St.

105.4

Pac-12

203

Pacific

97.7

West Coast

110

Penn

103.9

Ivy

63

Penn St.

107.3

Big Ten

168

Pepperdine

99.8

West Coast

83

Pittsburgh

105.9

ACC

327

Portland

89.5

West Coast

277

Portland St.

93.9

Big Sky

258

Prairie View A&M

94.6

Southwestern

195

Presbyterian

98.3

Big South

155

Princeton

100.6

Ivy

71

Providence

106.6

Big East

8

Purdue

117.0

Big Ten

177

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.3

Summit

225

Quinnipiac

96.6

Metro Atl

134

Radford

102.5

Big South

135

Rhode Island

102.4

Atl 10

249

Rice

95.1

CUSA

175

Richmond

99.4

Atl 10

182

Rider

98.8

Metro Atl

242

Robert Morris

95.6

Northeast

97

Rutgers

104.7

Big Ten

247

Sacramento St.

95.3

Big Sky

244

Sacred Heart

95.4

Northeast

172

Saint Joseph’s

99.6

Atl 10

132

Saint Louis

102.6

Atl 10

43

Saint Mary’s

109.6

West Coast

312

Saint Peter’s

91.6

Metro Atl

174

Sam Houston St.

99.4

Southland

153

Samford

100.7

Socon

90

San Diego

105.4

West Coast

125

San Diego St.

103.3

Mtn West

51

San Francisco

108.7

West Coast

341

San Jose St.

86.3

Mtn West

212

Santa Clara

97.3

West Coast

349

Savannah St.

84.6

Mideastern

186

Seattle

98.6

WAC

59

Seton Hall

107.7

Big East

243

Siena

95.5

Metro Atl

333

SIU Edwardsville

88.7

Ohio Val

102

SMU

104.6

American Ath

223

South Alabama

96.8

Sun Belt

92

South Carolina

105.3

SEC

336

South Carolina St.

88.3

Mideastern

245

South Dakota

95.4

Summit

72

South Dakota St.

106.6

Summit

116

South Florida

103.6

American Ath

301

Southeast Missouri St.

92.5

Ohio Val

307

Southeastern Louisiana

92.1

Southland

338

Southern

87.3

Southwestern

156

Southern Illinois

100.6

Missouri Val

145

Southern Miss

101.7

CUSA

270

Southern Utah

94.2

Big Sky

158

St. Bonaventure

100.5

Atl 10

260

St. Francis (Bklyn)

94.6

Northeast

250

St. Francis (PA)

95.1

Northeast

48

St. John’s

109.1

Big East

121

Stanford

103.4

Pac-12

280

Stephen F. Austin

93.7

Southland

337

Stetson

87.4

Atl Sun

154

Stony Brook

100.6

Amer East

38

Syracuse

110.9

ACC

34

TCU

111.2

Big 12

70

Temple

106.7

American Ath

5

Tennessee

119.1

SEC

290

Tennessee St.

93.3

Ohio Val

326

Tennessee Tech

89.6

Ohio Val

23

Texas

112.5

Big 12

103

Texas A&M

104.5

SEC

284

Texas A&M CC

93.6

Southland

211

Texas Southern

97.3

Southwestern

108

Texas St.

103.9

Sun Belt

13

Texas Tech

115.2

Big 12

238

The Citadel

95.7

Socon

57

Toledo

107.8

Mid-Amer

255

Towson

94.8

Colonial

221

Troy

96.9

Sun Belt

286

Tulane

93.5

American Ath

118

Tulsa

103.6

American Ath

190

UAB

98.5

CUSA

233

UC Davis

96.0

Big West

107

UC Irvine

103.9

Big West

311

UC Riverside

91.7

Big West

139

UC Santa Barbara

101.9

Big West

86

UCLA

105.9

Pac-12

254

UMass Lowell

94.8

Amer East

348

UNC Asheville

85.0

Big South

82

UNC Greensboro

106.0

Socon

266

UNC Wilmington

94.3

Colonial

150

UNLV

101.0

Mtn West

93

USC

105.2

Pac-12

330

USC Upstate

89.2

Big South

179

UT Arlington

99.1

Sun Belt

299

UT Martin

92.7

Ohio Val

200

UT Rio Grande Valley

97.8

WAC

112

Utah

103.8

Pac-12

46

Utah St.

109.4

Mtn West

129

Utah Valley

102.9

WAC

269

UTEP

94.3

CUSA

162

UTSA

100.1

CUSA

181

Valparaiso

98.9

Missouri Val

128

Vanderbilt

103.0

SEC

68

Vermont

107.1

Amer East

17

Villanova

114.1

Big East

3

Virginia

121.8

ACC

47

Virginia Commonwealth

109.2

Atl 10

9

Virginia Tech

116.4

ACC

317

VMI

90.8

Socon

274

Wagner

94.0

Northeast

164

Wake Forest

100.0

ACC

40

Washington

110.6

Pac-12

191

Washington St.

98.4

Pac-12

170

Weber St.

99.7

Big Sky

98

West Virginia

104.6

Big 12

303

Western Carolina

92.5

Socon

281

Western Illinois

93.7

Summit

109

Western Kentucky

103.9

CUSA

268

Western Michigan

94.3

Mid-Amer

120

Wichita St.

103.5

American Ath

220

William & Mary

96.9

Colonial

163

Winthrop

100.1

Big South

12

Wisconsin

115.5

Big Ten

33

Wofford

111.3

Socon

146

Wright St.

101.6

Horizon

320

Wyoming

90.7

Mtn West

105

Xavier

104.5

Big East

74

Yale

106.4

Ivy

285

Youngstown St.

93.6

Horizon

 

PiRate Ratings By Conference

#

America East

PiRate

68

Vermont

107.1

154

Stony Brook

100.6

189

Hartford

98.5

218

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.0

254

UMass Lowell

94.8

275

Albany

94.0

315

Maine

91.0

335

Binghamton

88.6

346

New Hampshire

85.4

#

American Athletic

PiRate

18

Houston

113.7

28

Cincinnati

112.0

52

Central Florida

108.7

70

Temple

106.7

79

Connecticut

106.1

84

Memphis

105.9

102

SMU

104.6

116

South Florida

103.6

118

Tulsa

103.6

120

Wichita St.

103.5

279

East Carolina

93.8

286

Tulane

93.5

#

Atlantic 10

PiRate

47

Virginia Commonwealth

109.2

67

Dayton

107.2

80

Davidson

106.1

132

Saint Louis

102.6

133

George Mason

102.6

135

Rhode Island

102.4

158

St. Bonaventure

100.5

160

Duquesne

100.3

172

Saint Joseph’s

99.6

175

Richmond

99.4

192

Massachusetts

98.3

209

La Salle

97.4

231

Fordham

96.3

251

George Washington

95.0

#

Atlantic Coast

PiRate

1

Duke

124.9

3

Virginia

121.8

9

Virginia Tech

116.4

16

Louisville

114.8

19

Florida St.

113.6

27

North Carolina St.

112.1

29

Clemson

111.8

38

Syracuse

110.9

49

North Carolina

109.1

66

Miami (Fla)

107.3

83

Pittsburgh

105.9

87

Notre Dame

105.6

99

Georgia Tech

104.6

115

Boston College

103.7

164

Wake Forest

100.0

#

Atlantic Sun

PiRate

39

Lipscomb

110.9

81

Liberty

106.0

176

NJIT

99.3

228

North Florida

96.4

236

Florida Gulf Coast

95.8

252

Jacksonville

94.9

324

North Alabama

90.1

337

Stetson

87.4

340

Kennesaw St.

86.5

#

Big 12

PiRate

13

Texas Tech

115.2

14

Iowa St.

115.0

15

Kansas

114.9

23

Texas

112.5

32

Kansas St.

111.5

34

TCU

111.2

36

Baylor

111.0

37

Oklahoma

111.0

95

Oklahoma St.

104.9

98

West Virginia

104.6

#

Big East

PiRate

17

Villanova

114.1

26

Marquette

112.3

45

Creighton

109.5

48

St. John’s

109.1

50

Butler

108.9

59

Seton Hall

107.7

71

Providence

106.6

73

Georgetown

106.4

94

DePaul

105.0

105

Xavier

104.5

#

Big Sky

PiRate

111

Montana

103.8

165

Northern Colorado

99.9

170

Weber St.

99.7

247

Sacramento St.

95.3

253

Montana St.

94.9

270

Southern Utah

94.2

277

Portland St.

93.9

278

Eastern Washington

93.9

305

Idaho St.

92.2

316

Northern Arizona

90.9

342

Idaho

86.3

#

Big South

PiRate

134

Radford

102.5

163

Winthrop

100.1

180

Gardner Webb

98.9

188

Campbell

98.5

195

Presbyterian

98.3

216

Charleston Southern

97.1

217

High Point

97.1

224

Hampton

96.7

302

Longwood

92.5

330

USC Upstate

89.2

348

UNC Asheville

85.0

#

Big Ten

PiRate

4

Michigan St.

119.8

7

Michigan

117.3

8

Purdue

117.0

12

Wisconsin

115.5

20

Maryland

113.3

24

Iowa

112.4

30

Nebraska

111.6

31

Ohio St.

111.6

41

Indiana

110.2

56

Northwestern

107.8

61

Minnesota

107.6

63

Penn St.

107.3

76

Illinois

106.3

97

Rutgers

104.7

#

Big West

PiRate

107

UC Irvine

103.9

139

UC Santa Barbara

101.9

157

Cal St. Fullerton

100.5

194

Hawaii

98.3

229

Long Beach St.

96.4

233

UC Davis

96.0

283

Cal St. Northridge

93.6

311

UC Riverside

91.7

328

Cal Poly

89.3

#

Colonial Athletic

PiRate

64

Hofstra

107.3

96

Northeastern

104.9

123

Charleston

103.3

220

William & Mary

96.9

235

Drexel

95.9

248

Delaware

95.2

255

Towson

94.8

266

UNC Wilmington

94.3

271

James Madison

94.1

323

Elon

90.5

#

Conference USA

PiRate

106

Old Dominion

104.4

109

Western Kentucky

103.9

126

North Texas

103.2

140

Louisiana Tech

101.9

145

Southern Miss

101.7

162

UTSA

100.1

183

Marshall

98.7

190

UAB

98.5

198

Florida Atlantic

98.2

246

Florida Int’l.

95.3

249

Rice

95.1

269

UTEP

94.3

273

Middle Tennessee

94.1

308

Charlotte

92.1

#

Horizon

PiRate

91

Northern Kentucky

105.4

146

Wright St.

101.6

187

IUPUI

98.6

206

Illinois Chicago

97.5

210

Green Bay

97.4

213

Oakland

97.2

257

Detroit

94.7

285

Youngstown St.

93.6

288

Milwaukee

93.4

310

Cleveland St.

92.0

#

Ivy

PiRate

74

Yale

106.4

110

Penn

103.9

130

Harvard

102.7

147

Brown

101.4

155

Princeton

100.6

196

Dartmouth

98.2

227

Cornell

96.4

239

Columbia

95.7

#

Metro Atlantic

PiRate

182

Rider

98.8

225

Quinnipiac

96.6

232

Iona

96.1

240

Marist

95.6

241

Canisius

95.6

243

Siena

95.5

276

Monmouth

94.0

292

Fairfield

93.2

296

Niagara

92.9

312

Saint Peter’s

91.6

322

Manhattan

90.6

#

Mid-American

PiRate

22

Buffalo

113.0

57

Toledo

107.8

104

Ball St.

104.5

119

Akron

103.6

122

Bowling Green

103.3

142

Northern Illinois

101.7

143

Miami (O)

101.7

144

Central Michigan

101.7

159

Kent St.

100.5

169

Eastern Michigan

99.7

214

Ohio

97.2

268

Western Michigan

94.3

#

Mideastern Athletic

PiRate

136

North Carolina A&T

102.2

256

Norfolk St.

94.7

295

North Carolina Central

92.9

297

Bethune Cookman

92.8

313

Howard

91.3

321

Florida A&M

90.6

334

Morgan St.

88.7

336

South Carolina St.

88.3

347

Coppin St.

85.2

349

Savannah St.

84.6

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

80.7

352

Delaware St.

80.5

#

Missouri Valley

PiRate

101

Loyola (Chi)

104.6

137

Drake

102.1

156

Southern Illinois

100.6

161

Missouri St.

100.3

173

Illinois St.

99.4

181

Valparaiso

98.9

184

Bradley

98.6

202

Northern Iowa

97.8

205

Evansville

97.5

207

Indiana St.

97.5

#

Mountain West

PiRate

11

Nevada

115.5

46

Utah St.

109.4

55

Fresno St.

108.0

125

San Diego St.

103.3

131

Boise St.

102.7

150

UNLV

101.0

166

New Mexico

99.8

199

Colorado St.

98.1

262

Air Force

94.4

320

Wyoming

90.7

341

San Jose St.

86.3

#

Northeast

PiRate

226

Fairleigh Dickinson

96.5

242

Robert Morris

95.6

244

Sacred Heart

95.4

250

St. Francis (PA)

95.1

260

St. Francis (Bklyn)

94.6

267

Long Island

94.3

274

Wagner

94.0

304

Central Connecticut

92.4

329

Mount St. Mary’s

89.2

331

Bryant

88.9

#

Ohio Valley

PiRate

62

Murray St.

107.4

65

Belmont

107.3

113

Austin Peay

103.8

124

Jacksonville St.

103.3

237

Eastern Kentucky

95.8

261

Morehead St.

94.5

289

Eastern Illinois

93.3

290

Tennessee St.

93.3

299

UT Martin

92.7

301

Southeast Missouri St.

92.5

326

Tennessee Tech

89.6

333

SIU Edwardsville

88.7

#

Pac-12

PiRate

40

Washington

110.6

53

Oregon

108.6

54

Arizona St.

108.2

77

Arizona

106.3

78

Colorado

106.2

86

UCLA

105.9

88

Oregon St.

105.4

93

USC

105.2

112

Utah

103.8

121

Stanford

103.4

191

Washington St.

98.4

263

California

94.4

#

Patriot

PiRate

141

Bucknell

101.8

149

Lehigh

101.0

151

Colgate

101.0

193

American

98.3

215

Holy Cross

97.1

230

Boston University

96.4

234

Army

95.9

287

Loyola (MD)

93.4

298

Lafayette

92.7

306

Navy

92.2

#

Southeastern

PiRate

5

Tennessee

119.1

6

Kentucky

118.1

10

Auburn

116.1

21

LSU

113.0

25

Mississippi St.

112.3

35

Florida

111.1

42

Mississippi

109.9

44

Alabama

109.5

58

Arkansas

107.7

92

South Carolina

105.3

100

Missouri

104.6

103

Texas A&M

104.5

114

Georgia

103.8

128

Vanderbilt

103.0

#

Southern

PiRate

33

Wofford

111.3

69

Furman

107.0

75

East Tennessee St.

106.3

82

UNC Greensboro

106.0

153

Samford

100.7

178

Mercer

99.2

238

The Citadel

95.7

272

Chattanooga

94.1

303

Western Carolina

92.5

317

VMI

90.8

#

Southland

PiRate

167

Abilene Christian

99.8

174

Sam Houston St.

99.4

222

Lamar

96.8

280

Stephen F. Austin

93.7

284

Texas A&M CC

93.6

291

New Orleans

93.3

294

Houston Baptist

93.0

300

Central Arkansas

92.5

307

Southeastern Louisiana

92.1

314

Nicholls St.

91.2

319

McNeese St.

90.8

339

Northwestern St.

87.2

343

Incarnate Word

86.0

#

Southwestern Athletic

PiRate

211

Texas Southern

97.3

258

Prairie View A&M

94.6

265

Grambling

94.3

318

Alabama St.

90.8

325

Jackson St.

89.8

332

Arkansas Pine Bluff

88.9

338

Southern

87.3

344

Alcorn St.

85.6

345

Alabama A&M

85.4

350

Mississippi Valley St.

82.9

#

Summit

PiRate

72

South Dakota St.

106.6

171

Omaha

99.6

177

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.3

201

North Dakota St.

97.8

245

South Dakota

95.4

281

Western Illinois

93.7

282

North Dakota

93.7

293

Oral Roberts

93.2

309

Denver

92.0

#

Sun Belt

PiRate

108

Texas St.

103.9

117

Georgia Southern

103.6

127

Georgia St.

103.2

148

Louisiana Monroe

101.2

152

Coastal Carolina

100.8

179

UT Arlington

99.1

185

Louisiana

98.6

197

Appalachian St.

98.2

208

Little Rock

97.5

221

Troy

96.9

223

South Alabama

96.8

264

Arkansas St.

94.3

#

West Coast

PiRate

2

Gonzaga

124.0

43

Saint Mary’s

109.6

51

San Francisco

108.7

85

BYU

105.9

90

San Diego

105.4

138

Loyola Marymount

102.1

168

Pepperdine

99.8

203

Pacific

97.7

212

Santa Clara

97.3

327

Portland

89.5

#

Western Athletic

PiRate

60

New Mexico St.

107.6

89

Grand Canyon

105.4

129

Utah Valley

102.9

186

Seattle

98.6

200

UT Rio Grande Valley

97.8

204

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.6

219

California Baptist

97.0

259

Missouri Kansas City

94.6

353

Chicago St.

80.0

 

How Many Teams Really Belong In The NCAA Tournament

And What Might Be A Better Alternative

Face it: of the 68 teams in the Big Dance in most years, 16 at most are strong enough to win six games in a row and cut the nets after the National Championship Game.  There have been few surprise champions since the field began to expand from 24 to 32 to 40 to 48 to 64 and finally to 68.

As popular as some Cinderella teams have been through  the years, there have also been a lot of missed “games for the ages” when great teams fell as upset victims.

The national champion has come from a limited conference base.  Basically, every national champion ever came from a top 10 conference (or top Independent) or was the overwhelming best team from all the other conferences combined.

Year

Champion

Conference

2018

Villanova

Big East

2017

North Carolina

ACC

2016

Villanova

Big East

2015

Duke

ACC

2014

Connecticut

American

2013

Louisville

Big East

2012

Kentucky

SEC

2011

Connecticut

Big East

2010

Duke

ACC

2009

North Carolina

ACC

2008

Kansas

Big 12

2007

Florida

SEC

2006

Florida

SEC

2005

North Carolina

ACC

2004

Connecticut

Big East

2003

Syracuse

Big East

2002

Maryland

ACC

2001

Duke

ACC

2000

Michigan St.

Big Ten

1999

Connecticut

Big East

1998

Kentucky

SEC

1997

Arizona

Pac-10

1996

Kentucky

SEC

1995

UCLA

Pac-10

1994

Arkansas

SEC

1993

North Carolina

ACC

1992

Duke

ACC

1991

Duke

ACC

1990

UNLV

Big West

1989

Michigan

Big Ten

1988

Kansas

Big 8

1987

Indiana

Big Ten

1986

Louisville

Metro 7

1985

Villanova

Big East

1984

Georgetown

Big East

1983

North Carolina St.

ACC

1982

North Carolina

ACC

1981

Indiana

Big Ten

1980

Louisville

Metro 7

1979

Michigan St.

Big Ten

1978

Kentucky

SEC

1977

Marquette

Independent

1976

Indiana

Big Ten

1975

UCLA

Pac-8

1974

North Carolina St.

ACC

1973

UCLA

Pac-8

1972

UCLA

Pac-8

1971

UCLA

Pac-8

1970

UCLA

Pac-8

1969

UCLA

Pac-8

1968

UCLA

AAWU

1967

UCLA

AAWU

1966

Texas Western

Independent

1965

UCLA

AAWU

1964

UCLA

AAWU

1963

Loyola (Chi)

Independent

1962

Cincinnati

Missouri Valley

1961

Cincinnati

Missouri Valley

1960

Ohio State

Big Ten

1959

California

Pacific Coast

1958

Kentucky

SEC

1957

North Carolina

ACC

1956

San Francisco

Cal BB Assoc

1955

San Francisco

Cal BB Assoc

1954

La Salle

Independent

1953

Indiana

Big Ten

1952

Kansas

Big 7

1951

Kentucky

SEC

1950

CCNY

Metro NY

1949

Kentucky

SEC

1948

Kentucky

SEC

1947

Holy Cross

Independent

1946

Oklahoma A&M

Missouri Valley

1945

Oklahoma A&M

Missouri Valley

1944

Utah

Independent

1943

Wyoming

Mountain States

1942

Stanford

Pacific Coast

1941

Wisconsin

Big Ten

1940

Indiana

Big Ten

1939

Oregon

Pacific Coast

In case you are not familiar with some of the conference names from the past, here is an explanation for those leagues that don’t immediately come to mind.

Pacific Coast/AAWU/Pac-8/Pac-10/Pac-12: In the late 1950’s, the Pacific Coast Conference had a little tiff with the northern teams and southern teams going to battle over football issues with UCLA.  UCLA and Cal left the Pac Coast, and then the league folded.  Five teams formed the AAWU, while the other three became Independents for a few years.  When it became financially unfeasible to remain apart, the eight teams made up and formed the Pac-8, which expanded to 10 and now 12.  This league was always a power conference, and even though it may be a one-bid league this year and at most a two-bid league, it is still a major conference.

Mountain States Conference: This was a power conference in its time.  BYU, Utah,  and Utah State were rivals to Wyoming, and basketball was highly competitive at these schools.  At this point in time, the MSC was more powerful than the Big 7 (Big 8/Big 12).

Missouri Valley: Unlike today’s MVC, the Valley of the 1940’s through the early 1970’s was on par with today’s Big East.  Oklahoma A&M became Oklahoma State.  Teams like Bradley, Cincinnati, and St. Louis were regular Top 10 members in the older times.  Louisville and Memphis State (now Memphis) kept this league at the top into the early 1970’s.

Metro New York: Who is CCNY?  City College of New York was the Gonzaga of its time with one exception–this team was involved with “point shaving” where players helped make the point spread come in on the side of certain gamblers in exchange for money. This team was the only team to ever win the NIT Championship and NCAA Championship in the same year, which was allowed back then.

California Basketball Association: This is another Gonzaga case, where San Francisco had the Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett of the day in Bill Russell and K.C. Jones.  USF won 60 games in a row.

Metro 7: This was a league created with some of the top teams from big Midwest (and later Southern) cities.  Louisville, Memphis State, Cincinnati, and Georgia Tech were among the charter members, with Florida State, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina among teams added later.

Independents: For many years, upwards of 35 Major College teams chose to not join a conference.  In the East, many of these Independent schools were members of a loose organization known as the ECAC (East Coast Athletic Conference), which was not a real conference but an organization that hosted a post-season tournament to help the NCAA select the top independents in the East.

In the Mideast, Midwest, and Southwest, some of the best basketball for many years was played by the independent schools.  Marquette, Notre Dame, Houston, and Florida State regularly ranked in the AP and UPI polls.

What Does This Mean Today?

The evidence is clear.  The top leagues and the best team outside the top leagues have won every national championship since 1939.  Cinderellas may be fun for a couple days early in the tournament, but eventually they become fodder for a power team.

Rather than include all 353 teams in the NCAA Tournament possible field of 68, why not stick with a 16-team field with 14 or 15 teams coming from the top conferences and either one or two of the top two teams outside the top conferences?

Rather than have a bracketed tournament, what if the 16 teams played “best of” series on home courts in an NCAA Playoff similar to the NBA Playoffs?

In the Rounds of 16 and 8, a best 2 out of 3 would be played with Game 1 and if necessary Game 3 on the higher seeds’ home courts.

In the Round of 4, and in the Championship Round, a best 4 out of 7 would be played with the higher seeds hosting Games 1-2-5-7, and the lower seeds hosting Games 3-4-6.

How It Might Look This Year

Round of 16 (Higher Seed Listed 1st)

Gonzaga vs. Louisville

Duke vs. Iowa St.

Virginia vs. Nevada

Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech

Kentucky vs. Wisconsin

Michigan vs. Texas Tech

Houston vs. Purdue

Michigan St. vs. North Carolina

More Strict Possibility?

Truth be told, this year, half of the teams mentioned above are not in the class of the top teams.  It would be better if Kentucky, Duke, Gonzaga, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Nevada, and Michigan began the tournament as an Elite 8 and played best of 7 quarterfinals, semifinals, and final series.  One of these eight teams will tear down the nets in April, and for excitement, it would be best if these were the Elite 8.

Maybe break it down into the East and the West and have these pairings.

E1 Duke vs. E4 Michigan

E2 Virginia vs. E3 North Carolina

W1 Gonzaga vs. W4 Nevada

W2 Tennessee vs. W3 Kentucky

How many people would watch best 4 of 7 series with these eight super teams this year?  We strongly believe that this would dwarf the current format in the ratings.  As incredible as the four-team football playoff has been compared to the other bowl games, a tournament like this would do the same team to the First Four and rounds of 64, 32, and 16.

The rest of the nation could then play for NIT, CBI, and CIT bids.  The NIT would be important again like it once was.

 

Coming Later Today–Updated Bracketology

 

 

 

 

January 18, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Friday, January 18, 2019

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This Weekend’s PiRate Ratings Spreads For Major Conferences & Ranked Teams

Saturday’s Games
Home Team Visitor Spread
Miami (Fla.) North Carolina -6.2
Notre Dame North Carolina St. -2.9
Syracuse Pittsburgh 8.6
Virginia Tech Wake Forest 18.1
Georgia Tech Louisville -2.6
Duke Virginia 4.8
South Florida Houston -7.0
Wichita St. Cincinnati -4.9
Central Florida Tulsa 9.9
Memphis SMU 2.1
Temple Penn 5.4
Connecticut Tulane 15.7
West Virginia Kansas 3.5
Kansas St. TCU -0.3
Baylor Texas Tech -3.5
Iowa St. Oklahoma St. 12.5
Texas Oklahoma 2.0
Butler St. John’s 3.4
Seton Hall DePaul 8.0
Wisconsin Michigan 0.3
Purdue Indiana 5.9
Minnesota Penn St. 2.8
Nevada Air Force 22.3
Washington St. Stanford -1.1
USC UCLA -0.1
Washington California 17.2
Arizona Oregon St. 4.9
Arizona St. Oregon 1.3
Georgia Florida -4.3
Ole Miss Arkansas 5.8
Tennessee Alabama 14.1
Texas A&M Missouri 3.1
Auburn Kentucky 4.5
LSU South Carolina 8.6
Vanderbilt Mississippi St. -3.6
Gonzaga Loyola Marymount 21.9

 

Sunday’s Games
Home Team Visitor Spread
Boston College Florida St. -5.7
Marquette Providence 8.0
Iowa Illinois 9.7
Utah Colorado -0.5

 

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

Rk Team PiRate
1 Duke 122.9
2 Virginia 121.6
3 Gonzaga 120.6
4 Michigan St. 120.2
5 Tennessee 119.1
6 North Carolina 117.3
7 Michigan 116.8
8 Virginia Tech 116.0
9 Kansas 115.9
10 Auburn 115.7
11 Texas Tech 115.4
12 Nebraska 114.8
13 Kentucky 114.7
14 Purdue 114.5
15 Iowa St. 114.5
16 Nevada 114.5
17 Wisconsin 113.6
18 Buffalo 113.4
19 North Carolina St. 113.0
20 TCU 113.0
21 Villanova 112.8
22 Maryland 112.4
23 Florida St. 112.4
24 Louisville 112.2
25 Ohio St. 112.0
26 Florida 111.9
27 Oklahoma 111.9
28 Mississippi St. 111.9
29 Iowa 111.7
30 Houston 111.7
31 Indiana 111.6
32 Marquette 111.6
33 Cincinnati 111.5
34 Syracuse 111.2
35 LSU 111.1
36 Texas 110.9
37 Saint Mary’s 110.6
38 Butler 110.4
39 Wofford 110.4
40 Mississippi 110.2
41 St. John’s 110.0
42 Clemson 109.8
43 Oregon 109.7
44 Kansas St. 109.7
45 Creighton 109.4
46 Central Florida 109.3
47 Utah St. 109.1
48 Washington 109.0
49 Murray St. 109.0
50 Lipscomb 108.9
51 Baylor 108.9
52 Seton Hall 108.7
53 San Francisco 108.7
54 Arizona 108.7
55 Arizona St. 108.0
56 Alabama 108.0
57 Northwestern 107.9
58 Fresno St. 107.9
59 Virginia Commonwealth 107.6
60 Miami FL 107.6
61 Arkansas 107.4
62 Temple 107.1
63 Liberty 107.1
64 Dayton 107.0
65 New Mexico St. 106.9
66 Penn St. 106.9
67 West Virginia 106.8
68 Oregon St. 106.8
69 Minnesota 106.7
70 Toledo 106.7
71 Pittsburgh 106.6
72 Georgia Tech 106.6
73 Notre Dame 106.6
74 Providence 106.6
75 UCLA 106.5
76 Vermont 106.4
77 East Tennessee St. 106.3
78 South Dakota St. 106.1
79 Xavier 106.0
80 Hofstra 106.0
81 Colorado 105.7
82 Connecticut 105.7
83 Davidson 105.6
84 Ball St. 105.6
85 Georgetown 105.6
86 SMU 105.6
87 Oklahoma St. 105.5
88 Illinois 105.5
89 South Carolina 105.5
90 BYU 105.5
91 Loyola (Chi.) 105.4
92 Vanderbilt 105.3
93 Belmont 105.1
94 Yale 105.1
95 Furman 104.9
96 USC 104.9
97 San Diego 104.8
98 Memphis 104.7
99 Texas A&M 104.7
100 Northeastern 104.7
101 Saint Louis 104.6
102 Georgia 104.6
103 Northern Kentucky 104.6
104 Missouri 104.6
105 Georgia St. 104.6
106 Western Kentucky 104.5
107 Grand Canyon 104.4
108 Old Dominion 104.3
109 UNC Greensboro 104.3
110 Boise St. 104.2
111 Texas St. 104.1
112 Montana 103.9
113 Rhode Island 103.9
114 Boston College 103.7
115 DePaul 103.7
116 Wichita St. 103.6
117 UC Irvine 103.5
118 Georgia Southern 103.5
119 North Texas 103.5
120 George Mason 103.4
121 Rutgers 103.4
122 Austin Peay 103.4
123 Charleston 103.4
124 Jacksonville St. 103.4
125 Penn 103.2
126 Akron 103.2
127 San Diego St. 103.1
128 Harvard 102.9
129 Utah Valley 102.9
130 Drake 102.8
131 Louisiana Tech 102.8
132 UC Santa Barbara 102.5
133 Brown 102.5
134 Tulsa 102.4
135 Stanford 102.3
136 Radford 102.3
137 Marshall 102.2
138 Utah 102.2
139 Northern Illinois 102.1
140 Southern Illinois 101.8
141 South Florida 101.7
142 Rider 101.7
143 Loyola Marymount 101.7
144 Bowling Green 101.6
145 Bucknell 101.5
146 Louisiana Monroe 101.5
147 Wake Forest 101.4
148 Stony Brook 101.2
149 Central Michigan 100.9
150 UNLV 100.8
151 Louisiana 100.8
152 Lehigh 100.8
153 Wright St. 100.8
154 St. Bonaventure 100.6
155 Massachusetts 100.4
156 Winthrop 100.4
157 Southern Miss 100.3
158 Valparaiso 100.3
159 Princeton 100.1
160 Gardner Webb 100.1
161 Kent St. 100.0
162 Weber St. 100.0
163 Purdue Fort Wayne 100.0
164 Duquesne 99.9
165 Samford 99.9
166 Saint Joseph’s 99.8
167 Colgate 99.6
168 Richmond 99.6
169 Eastern Michigan 99.6
170 Evansville 99.5
171 UAB 99.5
172 Abilene Christian 99.4
173 Holy Cross 99.4
174 NJIT 99.3
175 Seattle 99.3
176 New Mexico 99.3
177 Northern Colorado 99.2
178 Pacific 99.2
179 Illinois St. 99.1
180 Coastal Carolina 99.1
181 Ohio 99.0
182 Mercer 99.0
183 Miami OH 98.9
184 Pepperdine 98.7
185 Indiana St. 98.6
186 Omaha 98.6
187 Cal St. Fullerton 98.6
188 Cal St. Bakersfield 98.5
189 Dartmouth 98.5
190 American 98.5
191 Missouri St. 98.5
192 IUPUI 98.5
193 Long Beach St. 98.4
194 North Florida 98.4
195 Texas Southern 98.2
196 Washington St. 98.2
197 Hawaii 98.2
198 Green Bay 97.8
199 Troy 97.8
200 Northern Iowa 97.7
201 Iona 97.7
202 South Dakota 97.7
203 Hartford 97.6
204 Western Michigan 97.5
205 Colorado St. 97.5
206 UTSA 97.4
207 William & Mary 97.4
208 Florida Int’l. 97.3
209 Appalachian St. 97.2
210 Presbyterian 97.1
211 North Dakota St. 97.1
212 Boston University 97.1
213 Santa Clara 97.0
214 Campbell 97.0
215 High Point 97.0
216 Fordham 97.0
217 Little Rock 96.8
218 Sam Houston St. 96.8
219 Detroit 96.8
220 Illinois Chicago 96.7
221 Delaware 96.7
222 Florida Atlantic 96.7
223 Bradley 96.7
224 The Citadel 96.5
225 Oakland 96.5
226 Wagner 96.5
227 Columbia 96.4
228 Eastern Kentucky 96.3
229 Hampton 96.2
230 Maryland Baltimore Co. 96.1
231 South Alabama 96.1
232 UNC Wilmington 96.1
233 La Salle 95.9
234 California Baptist 95.9
235 East Carolina 95.9
236 UT Arlington 95.8
237 Lamar 95.8
238 Fairleigh Dickinson 95.8
239 Charleston Southern 95.7
240 UMass Lowell 95.7
241 Missouri Kansas City 95.6
242 Army 95.5
243 Canisius 95.5
244 Stephen F. Austin 95.4
245 Cornell 95.3
246 St. Francis PA 95.3
247 Sacred Heart 95.3
248 Fairfield 95.3
249 Quinnipiac 95.3
250 UC Davis 95.3
251 Air Force 95.2
252 Morehead St. 95.1
253 Idaho St. 95.1
254 James Madison 95.1
255 Long Island 95.1
256 UT Rio Grande Valley 95.0
257 Marist 95.0
258 George Washington 94.9
259 Drexel 94.9
260 California 94.8
261 North Dakota 94.8
262 Robert Morris 94.7
263 UTEP 94.5
264 Siena 94.4
265 Houston Baptist 94.3
266 Arkansas St. 94.3
267 Chattanooga 94.2
268 Longwood 94.2
269 Norfolk St. 94.2
270 Montana St. 94.2
271 Sacramento St. 94.1
272 St. Francis (Bkln) 94.1
273 Florida Gulf Coast 94.0
274 Jacksonville 94.0
275 Monmouth 94.0
276 Central Arkansas 94.0
277 New Orleans 93.9
278 North Carolina Central 93.8
279 Towson 93.8
280 Eastern Washington 93.8
281 Central Connecticut 93.7
282 Milwaukee 93.6
283 Prairie View A&M 93.6
284 Southern Utah 93.6
285 Portland St. 93.5
286 Tulane 93.5
287 Middle Tennessee 93.4
288 UC Riverside 93.2
289 Cleveland St. 93.1
290 Nicholls St. 93.0
291 Saint Peter’s 93.0
292 North Carolina A&T 93.0
293 Rice 92.9
294 Texas A&M-CC 92.9
295 Grambling St. 92.8
296 Charlotte 92.8
297 Oral Roberts 92.8
298 Youngstown St. 92.8
299 Niagara 92.7
300 Albany 92.7
301 Navy 92.6
302 Tennessee St. 92.6
303 Western Carolina 92.6
304 Western Illinois 92.6
305 Eastern Illinois 92.5
306 Loyola (MD) 92.5
307 Southeast Missouri St. 92.4
308 Lafayette 92.3
309 Wyoming 92.2
310 McNeese St. 92.2
311 Denver 92.1
312 Bethune Cookman 92.0
313 Northern Arizona 91.9
314 Cal St. Northridge 91.8
315 Howard 91.5
316 Southeastern Louisiana 91.4
317 UT Martin 91.1
318 Cal Poly 91.0
319 Portland 90.9
320 USC Upstate 90.8
321 Alabama St. 90.7
322 VMI 90.6
323 Idaho 90.3
324 North Alabama 90.2
325 Binghamton 90.1
326 Maine 90.1
327 Arkansas Pine Bluff 90.0
328 Morgan St. 89.9
329 Elon 89.8
330 Manhattan 89.7
331 Florida A&M 89.2
332 South Carolina St. 89.2
333 Jackson St. 89.2
334 Mount St. Mary’s 89.0
335 Bryant 88.9
336 Tennessee Tech 88.9
337 SIU Edwardsville 88.8
338 San Jose St. 88.3
339 New Hampshire 88.1
340 Southern 88.0
341 Northwestern St. 86.8
342 Stetson 86.7
343 Incarnate Word 86.0
344 Kennesaw St. 85.4
345 Alabama A&M 85.0
346 Alcorn St. 84.4
347 Coppin St. 84.4
348 Mississippi Valley St. 83.9
349 Savannah St. 83.8
350 UNC Asheville 83.7
351 Chicago St. 82.1
352 Maryland Eastern Shore 81.9
353 Delaware St. 80.9

 

PiRate Rating By Conference

America East
Vermont 106.4
Stony Brook 101.2
Hartford 97.6
Maryland Baltimore Co. 96.1
UMass Lowell 95.7
Albany 92.7
Binghamton 90.1
Maine 90.1
New Hampshire 88.1
American Athletic
Houston 111.7
Cincinnati 111.5
Central Florida 109.3
Temple 107.1
Connecticut 105.7
SMU 105.6
Memphis 104.7
Wichita St. 103.6
Tulsa 102.4
South Florida 101.7
East Carolina 95.9
Tulane 93.5
Atlantic 10
Virginia Commonwealth 107.6
Dayton 107.0
Davidson 105.6
Saint Louis 104.6
Rhode Island 103.9
George Mason 103.4
St. Bonaventure 100.6
Massachusetts 100.4
Duquesne 99.9
Saint Joseph’s 99.8
Richmond 99.6
Fordham 97.0
La Salle 95.9
George Washington 94.9
Atlantic Coast
Duke 122.9
Virginia 121.6
North Carolina 117.3
Virginia Tech 116.0
North Carolina St. 113.0
Florida St. 112.4
Louisville 112.2
Syracuse 111.2
Clemson 109.8
Miami FL 107.6
Pittsburgh 106.6
Georgia Tech 106.6
Notre Dame 106.6
Boston College 103.7
Wake Forest 101.4
Atlantic Sun
Lipscomb 108.9
Liberty 107.1
NJIT 99.3
North Florida 98.4
Florida Gulf Coast 94.0
Jacksonville 94.0
North Alabama 90.2
Stetson 86.7
Kennesaw St. 85.4
Big 12
Kansas 115.9
Texas Tech 115.4
Iowa St. 114.5
TCU 113.0
Oklahoma 111.9
Texas 110.9
Kansas St. 109.7
Baylor 108.9
West Virginia 106.8
Oklahoma St. 105.5
Big East
Villanova 112.8
Marquette 111.6
Butler 110.4
St. John’s 110.0
Creighton 109.4
Seton Hall 108.7
Providence 106.6
Xavier 106.0
Georgetown 105.6
DePaul 103.7
Big Sky
Montana 103.9
Weber St. 100.0
Northern Colorado 99.2
Idaho St. 95.1
Montana St. 94.2
Sacramento St. 94.1
Eastern Washington 93.8
Southern Utah 93.6
Portland St. 93.5
Northern Arizona 91.9
Idaho 90.3
Big South
Radford 102.3
Winthrop 100.4
Gardner Webb 100.1
Presbyterian 97.1
Campbell 97.0
High Point 97.0
Hampton 96.2
Charleston Southern 95.7
Longwood 94.2
USC Upstate 90.8
UNC Asheville 83.7
Big Ten
Michigan St. 120.2
Michigan 116.8
Nebraska 114.8
Purdue 114.5
Wisconsin 113.6
Maryland 112.4
Ohio St. 112.0
Iowa 111.7
Indiana 111.6
Northwestern 107.9
Penn St. 106.9
Minnesota 106.7
Illinois 105.5
Rutgers 103.4
Big West
UC Irvine 103.5
UC Santa Barbara 102.5
Cal St. Fullerton 98.6
Long Beach St. 98.4
Hawaii 98.2
UC Davis 95.3
UC Riverside 93.2
Cal St. Northridge 91.8
Cal Poly 91.0
Colonial Athletic
Hofstra 106.0
Northeastern 104.7
Charleston 103.4
William & Mary 97.4
Delaware 96.7
UNC Wilmington 96.1
James Madison 95.1
Drexel 94.9
Towson 93.8
Elon 89.8
Conference USA
Western Kentucky 104.5
Old Dominion 104.3
North Texas 103.5
Louisiana Tech 102.8
Marshall 102.2
Southern Miss 100.3
UAB 99.5
UTSA 97.4
Florida Int’l. 97.3
Florida Atlantic 96.7
UTEP 94.5
Middle Tennessee 93.4
Rice 92.9
Charlotte 92.8
Horizon
Northern Kentucky 104.6
Wright St. 100.8
IUPUI 98.5
Green Bay 97.8
Detroit 96.8
Illinois Chicago 96.7
Oakland 96.5
Milwaukee 93.6
Cleveland St. 93.1
Youngstown St. 92.8
Ivy
Yale 105.1
Penn 103.2
Harvard 102.9
Brown 102.5
Princeton 100.1
Dartmouth 98.5
Columbia 96.4
Cornell 95.3
Metro Atlantic
Rider 101.7
Iona 97.7
Canisius 95.5
Fairfield 95.3
Quinnipiac 95.3
Marist 95.0
Siena 94.4
Monmouth 94.0
Saint Peter’s 93.0
Niagara 92.7
Manhattan 89.7
Mid-American
Buffalo 113.4
Toledo 106.7
Ball St. 105.6
Akron 103.2
Northern Illinois 102.1
Bowling Green 101.6
Central Michigan 100.9
Kent St. 100.0
Eastern Michigan 99.6
Ohio 99.0
Miami OH 98.9
Western Michigan 97.5
Mideastern Athletic
Norfolk St. 94.2
North Carolina Central 93.8
North Carolina A&T 93.0
Bethune Cookman 92.0
Howard 91.5
Morgan St. 89.9
Florida A&M 89.2
South Carolina St. 89.2
Coppin St. 84.4
Savannah St. 83.8
Maryland Eastern Shore 81.9
Delaware St. 80.9
Missouri Valley
Loyola (Chi.) 105.4
Drake 102.8
Southern Illinois 101.8
Valparaiso 100.3
Evansville 99.5
Illinois St. 99.1
Indiana St. 98.6
Missouri St. 98.5
Northern Iowa 97.7
Bradley 96.7
Mountain West
Nevada 114.5
Utah St. 109.1
Fresno St. 107.9
Boise St. 104.2
San Diego St. 103.1
UNLV 100.8
New Mexico 99.3
Colorado St. 97.5
Air Force 95.2
Wyoming 92.2
San Jose St. 88.3
Northeast
Wagner 96.5
Fairleigh Dickinson 95.8
St. Francis PA 95.3
Sacred Heart 95.3
Long Island 95.1
Robert Morris 94.7
St. Francis (Bkln) 94.1
Central Connecticut 93.7
Mount St. Mary’s 89.0
Bryant 88.9
Ohio Valley
Murray St. 109.0
Belmont 105.1
Austin Peay 103.4
Jacksonville St. 103.4
Eastern Kentucky 96.3
Morehead St. 95.1
Tennessee St. 92.6
Eastern Illinois 92.5
Southeast Missouri St. 92.4
UT Martin 91.1
Tennessee Tech 88.9
SIU Edwardsville 88.8
Pac-12
Oregon 109.7
Washington 109.0
Arizona 108.7
Arizona St. 108.0
Oregon St. 106.8
UCLA 106.5
Colorado 105.7
USC 104.9
Stanford 102.3
Utah 102.2
Washington St. 98.2
California 94.8
Patriot
Bucknell 101.5
Lehigh 100.8
Colgate 99.6
Holy Cross 99.4
American 98.5
Boston University 97.1
Army 95.5
Navy 92.6
Loyola (MD) 92.5
Lafayette 92.3
Southeastern
Tennessee 119.1
Auburn 115.7
Kentucky 114.7
Florida 111.9
Mississippi St. 111.9
LSU 111.1
Mississippi 110.2
Alabama 108.0
Arkansas 107.4
South Carolina 105.5
Vanderbilt 105.3
Texas A&M 104.7
Georgia 104.6
Missouri 104.6
Southern
Wofford 110.4
East Tennessee St. 106.3
Furman 104.9
UNC Greensboro 104.3
Samford 99.9
Mercer 99.0
The Citadel 96.5
Chattanooga 94.2
Western Carolina 92.6
VMI 90.6
Southland
Abilene Christian 99.4
Sam Houston St. 96.8
Lamar 95.8
Stephen F. Austin 95.4
Houston Baptist 94.3
Central Arkansas 94.0
New Orleans 93.9
Nicholls St. 93.0
Texas A&M-CC 92.9
McNeese St. 92.2
Southeastern Louisiana 91.4
Northwestern St. 86.8
Incarnate Word 86.0
Southwestern Athletic
Texas Southern 98.2
Prairie View A&M 93.6
Grambling St. 92.8
Alabama St. 90.7
Arkansas Pine Bluff 90.0
Jackson St. 89.2
Southern 88.0
Alabama A&M 85.0
Alcorn St. 84.4
Mississippi Valley St. 83.9
Summit
South Dakota St. 106.1
Purdue Fort Wayne 100.0
Omaha 98.6
South Dakota 97.7
North Dakota St. 97.1
North Dakota 94.8
Oral Roberts 92.8
Western Illinois 92.6
Denver 92.1
Sun Belt
Georgia St. 104.6
Texas St. 104.1
Georgia Southern 103.5
Louisiana Monroe 101.5
Louisiana 100.8
Coastal Carolina 99.1
Troy 97.8
Appalachian St. 97.2
Little Rock 96.8
South Alabama 96.1
UT Arlington 95.8
Arkansas St. 94.3
West Coast
Gonzaga 120.6
Saint Mary’s 110.6
San Francisco 108.7
BYU 105.5
San Diego 104.8
Loyola Marymount 101.7
Pacific 99.2
Pepperdine 98.7
Santa Clara 97.0
Portland 90.9
Western Athletic
New Mexico St. 106.9
Grand Canyon 104.4
Utah Valley 102.9
Seattle 99.3
Cal St. Bakersfield 98.5
California Baptist 95.9
Missouri Kansas City 95.6
UT Rio Grande Valley 95.0
Chicago St. 82.1

 

PiRate Ratings Alphabetical

Rk Team PiRate
172 Abilene Christian 99.4
251 Air Force 95.2
126 Akron 103.2
56 Alabama 108.0
345 Alabama A&M 85.0
321 Alabama St. 90.7
300 Albany 92.7
346 Alcorn St. 84.4
190 American 98.5
209 Appalachian St. 97.2
54 Arizona 108.7
55 Arizona St. 108.0
61 Arkansas 107.4
327 Arkansas Pine Bluff 90.0
266 Arkansas St. 94.3
242 Army 95.5
10 Auburn 115.7
122 Austin Peay 103.4
84 Ball St. 105.6
51 Baylor 108.9
93 Belmont 105.1
312 Bethune Cookman 92.0
325 Binghamton 90.1
110 Boise St. 104.2
114 Boston College 103.7
212 Boston University 97.1
144 Bowling Green 101.6
223 Bradley 96.7
133 Brown 102.5
335 Bryant 88.9
145 Bucknell 101.5
18 Buffalo 113.4
38 Butler 110.4
90 BYU 105.5
318 Cal Poly 91.0
188 Cal St. Bakersfield 98.5
187 Cal St. Fullerton 98.6
314 Cal St. Northridge 91.8
260 California 94.8
234 California Baptist 95.9
214 Campbell 97.0
243 Canisius 95.5
276 Central Arkansas 94.0
281 Central Connecticut 93.7
46 Central Florida 109.3
149 Central Michigan 100.9
123 Charleston 103.4
239 Charleston Southern 95.7
296 Charlotte 92.8
267 Chattanooga 94.2
351 Chicago St. 82.1
33 Cincinnati 111.5
42 Clemson 109.8
289 Cleveland St. 93.1
180 Coastal Carolina 99.1
167 Colgate 99.6
81 Colorado 105.7
205 Colorado St. 97.5
227 Columbia 96.4
82 Connecticut 105.7
347 Coppin St. 84.4
245 Cornell 95.3
45 Creighton 109.4
189 Dartmouth 98.5
83 Davidson 105.6
64 Dayton 107.0
221 Delaware 96.7
353 Delaware St. 80.9
311 Denver 92.1
115 DePaul 103.7
219 Detroit 96.8
130 Drake 102.8
259 Drexel 94.9
1 Duke 122.9
164 Duquesne 99.9
235 East Carolina 95.9
77 East Tennessee St. 106.3
305 Eastern Illinois 92.5
228 Eastern Kentucky 96.3
169 Eastern Michigan 99.6
280 Eastern Washington 93.8
329 Elon 89.8
170 Evansville 99.5
248 Fairfield 95.3
238 Fairleigh Dickinson 95.8
26 Florida 111.9
331 Florida A&M 89.2
222 Florida Atlantic 96.7
273 Florida Gulf Coast 94.0
208 Florida Int’l. 97.3
23 Florida St. 112.4
216 Fordham 97.0
58 Fresno St. 107.9
95 Furman 104.9
160 Gardner Webb 100.1
120 George Mason 103.4
258 George Washington 94.9
85 Georgetown 105.6
102 Georgia 104.6
118 Georgia Southern 103.5
105 Georgia St. 104.6
72 Georgia Tech 106.6
3 Gonzaga 120.6
295 Grambling St. 92.8
107 Grand Canyon 104.4
198 Green Bay 97.8
229 Hampton 96.2
203 Hartford 97.6
128 Harvard 102.9
197 Hawaii 98.2
215 High Point 97.0
80 Hofstra 106.0
173 Holy Cross 99.4
30 Houston 111.7
265 Houston Baptist 94.3
315 Howard 91.5
323 Idaho 90.3
253 Idaho St. 95.1
88 Illinois 105.5
220 Illinois Chicago 96.7
179 Illinois St. 99.1
343 Incarnate Word 86.0
31 Indiana 111.6
185 Indiana St. 98.6
201 Iona 97.7
29 Iowa 111.7
15 Iowa St. 114.5
192 IUPUI 98.5
333 Jackson St. 89.2
274 Jacksonville 94.0
124 Jacksonville St. 103.4
254 James Madison 95.1
9 Kansas 115.9
44 Kansas St. 109.7
344 Kennesaw St. 85.4
161 Kent St. 100.0
13 Kentucky 114.7
233 La Salle 95.9
308 Lafayette 92.3
237 Lamar 95.8
152 Lehigh 100.8
63 Liberty 107.1
50 Lipscomb 108.9
217 Little Rock 96.8
193 Long Beach St. 98.4
255 Long Island 95.1
268 Longwood 94.2
151 Louisiana 100.8
146 Louisiana Monroe 101.5
131 Louisiana Tech 102.8
24 Louisville 112.2
91 Loyola (Chi.) 105.4
306 Loyola (MD) 92.5
143 Loyola Marymount 101.7
35 LSU 111.1
326 Maine 90.1
330 Manhattan 89.7
257 Marist 95.0
32 Marquette 111.6
137 Marshall 102.2
22 Maryland 112.4
230 Maryland Baltimore Co. 96.1
352 Maryland Eastern Shore 81.9
155 Massachusetts 100.4
310 McNeese St. 92.2
98 Memphis 104.7
182 Mercer 99.0
60 Miami FL 107.6
183 Miami OH 98.9
7 Michigan 116.8
4 Michigan St. 120.2
287 Middle Tennessee 93.4
282 Milwaukee 93.6
69 Minnesota 106.7
40 Mississippi 110.2
28 Mississippi St. 111.9
348 Mississippi Valley St. 83.9
104 Missouri 104.6
241 Missouri Kansas City 95.6
191 Missouri St. 98.5
275 Monmouth 94.0
112 Montana 103.9
270 Montana St. 94.2
252 Morehead St. 95.1
328 Morgan St. 89.9
334 Mount St. Mary’s 89.0
49 Murray St. 109.0
301 Navy 92.6
12 Nebraska 114.8
16 Nevada 114.5
339 New Hampshire 88.1
176 New Mexico 99.3
65 New Mexico St. 106.9
277 New Orleans 93.9
299 Niagara 92.7
290 Nicholls St. 93.0
174 NJIT 99.3
269 Norfolk St. 94.2
324 North Alabama 90.2
6 North Carolina 117.3
292 North Carolina A&T 93.0
278 North Carolina Central 93.8
19 North Carolina St. 113.0
261 North Dakota 94.8
211 North Dakota St. 97.1
194 North Florida 98.4
119 North Texas 103.5
100 Northeastern 104.7
313 Northern Arizona 91.9
177 Northern Colorado 99.2
139 Northern Illinois 102.1
200 Northern Iowa 97.7
103 Northern Kentucky 104.6
57 Northwestern 107.9
341 Northwestern St. 86.8
73 Notre Dame 106.6
225 Oakland 96.5
181 Ohio 99.0
25 Ohio St. 112.0
27 Oklahoma 111.9
87 Oklahoma St. 105.5
108 Old Dominion 104.3
186 Omaha 98.6
297 Oral Roberts 92.8
43 Oregon 109.7
68 Oregon St. 106.8
178 Pacific 99.2
125 Penn 103.2
66 Penn St. 106.9
184 Pepperdine 98.7
71 Pittsburgh 106.6
319 Portland 90.9
285 Portland St. 93.5
283 Prairie View A&M 93.6
210 Presbyterian 97.1
159 Princeton 100.1
74 Providence 106.6
14 Purdue 114.5
163 Purdue Fort Wayne 100.0
249 Quinnipiac 95.3
136 Radford 102.3
113 Rhode Island 103.9
293 Rice 92.9
168 Richmond 99.6
142 Rider 101.7
262 Robert Morris 94.7
121 Rutgers 103.4
271 Sacramento St. 94.1
247 Sacred Heart 95.3
166 Saint Joseph’s 99.8
101 Saint Louis 104.6
37 Saint Mary’s 110.6
291 Saint Peter’s 93.0
218 Sam Houston St. 96.8
165 Samford 99.9
97 San Diego 104.8
127 San Diego St. 103.1
53 San Francisco 108.7
338 San Jose St. 88.3
213 Santa Clara 97.0
349 Savannah St. 83.8
175 Seattle 99.3
52 Seton Hall 108.7
264 Siena 94.4
337 SIU Edwardsville 88.8
86 SMU 105.6
231 South Alabama 96.1
89 South Carolina 105.5
332 South Carolina St. 89.2
202 South Dakota 97.7
78 South Dakota St. 106.1
141 South Florida 101.7
307 Southeast Missouri St. 92.4
316 Southeastern Louisiana 91.4
340 Southern 88.0
140 Southern Illinois 101.8
157 Southern Miss 100.3
284 Southern Utah 93.6
154 St. Bonaventure 100.6
272 St. Francis (Bkln) 94.1
246 St. Francis PA 95.3
41 St. John’s 110.0
135 Stanford 102.3
244 Stephen F. Austin 95.4
342 Stetson 86.7
148 Stony Brook 101.2
34 Syracuse 111.2
20 TCU 113.0
62 Temple 107.1
5 Tennessee 119.1
302 Tennessee St. 92.6
336 Tennessee Tech 88.9
36 Texas 110.9
99 Texas A&M 104.7
294 Texas A&M-CC 92.9
195 Texas Southern 98.2
111 Texas St. 104.1
11 Texas Tech 115.4
224 The Citadel 96.5
70 Toledo 106.7
279 Towson 93.8
199 Troy 97.8
286 Tulane 93.5
134 Tulsa 102.4
171 UAB 99.5
250 UC Davis 95.3
117 UC Irvine 103.5
288 UC Riverside 93.2
132 UC Santa Barbara 102.5
75 UCLA 106.5
240 UMass Lowell 95.7
350 UNC Asheville 83.7
109 UNC Greensboro 104.3
232 UNC Wilmington 96.1
150 UNLV 100.8
96 USC 104.9
320 USC Upstate 90.8
236 UT Arlington 95.8
317 UT Martin 91.1
256 UT Rio Grande Valley 95.0
138 Utah 102.2
47 Utah St. 109.1
129 Utah Valley 102.9
263 UTEP 94.5
206 UTSA 97.4
158 Valparaiso 100.3
92 Vanderbilt 105.3
76 Vermont 106.4
21 Villanova 112.8
2 Virginia 121.6
59 Virginia Commonwealth 107.6
8 Virginia Tech 116.0
322 VMI 90.6
226 Wagner 96.5
147 Wake Forest 101.4
48 Washington 109.0
196 Washington St. 98.2
162 Weber St. 100.0
67 West Virginia 106.8
303 Western Carolina 92.6
304 Western Illinois 92.6
106 Western Kentucky 104.5
204 Western Michigan 97.5
116 Wichita St. 103.6
207 William & Mary 97.4
156 Winthrop 100.4
17 Wisconsin 113.6
39 Wofford 110.4
153 Wright St. 100.8
309 Wyoming 92.2
79 Xavier 106.0
94 Yale 105.1
298 Youngstown St. 92.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 4, 2019

PiRate Ratings Selections for The College Football National Championship Game & The NFL Wildcard Playoff Round

Final Land Sharp Selections

The Land Sharps are limping home to the finish, as the Bowl season did not go so well for our five friends.  Let’s give them all some props for faring so well during the regular season.  It isn’t easy to stay above the magic 52.4% success rate that a sports investor needs to return a profit, and all five did so throughout the regular season.

Now, here’s something else you should know.  If you are a regular reader here, you may recall just after the bowls and playoffs were announced, that we told you about our experiment in playing the Money Line on every bowl game and by investing the identical amount on the underdog to win outright.  We tested this out last year with a healthy profit.

If last year was a healthy profit, this year was a giant windfall!  Friends, this method drained the imaginary money from the imaginary sports book like it was Jesse and Frank James robbing it.  The return on investment was over 61%, as 16 of the 38 underdogs won outright, returning an average of $289 per upset.  If you had the funds and could afford to put down $10,000 on the Underdog on the 39 games (which became 38 after the postponement of the former Heart of Dallas Bowl), these money line wagers would have returned just under a quarter million dollars.  WOW!

Now, to make it even better.  Had you only played the 36 bowl games and not the two playoff games, you would have gone 16-20 and your return on investment would have been 76.5%!  Where else can you get a 76.5% return on your investment in 17 days?

Here are the final Land Sharp Picks for the National Championship Game.  Our Land Sharps made these selections earlier in the week when the going odds were:

Alabama – 5.5

Clemson +7

Over 59.5

Under 60 

 

Three of the Land Sharps selected Clemson and took the points

Cal Gal Tiffany, Dean615, and Stewed Meat

Two of the Land Sharps selected Alabama and gave the points

Buckeye Michelle and Friday Dog 13

 

Four of the Land Sharps took the OVER

Cal Gal Tiffany, Dean615, Buckeye Michelle, and Friday Dog 13

One Land Sharp took the UNDER

Stewed Meat

 

As for the PiRates, we issued our ratings earlier this week, and they showed that Alabama is favored by 1 to 2 points, so if you go by our ratings, the play would be Clemson but without a lot of confidence.  As for the Total, our estimate is basically right on the line, so we would lay off the total unless you tease it.

 

The PiRate Ratings NFL Wildcard Playoff Teasers

Once playoff season begins, there are fewer and fewer chances to play our successful teasers, but 2018 was a very good one for us, as our NFL Teasers returned a neat little imaginary profit.  We hope you understand that our wagering is only hypothetical, as no real currency ever changes hands, and we highly encourage you not to lose your mortgage payment by relying on our selections.

We have two 13-point teaser selections for this week’s Wildcard Round.  One is a four-team parlay on sides, and one is a four-team parlay on totals.  These parlays both have 12-10 odds.

Favorite Underdog Spread Pick
Indianapolis Houston 12 Houston
Dallas Seattle 15 Seattle
Baltimore L.A. Chargers 16 L.A. Chargers
Chicago Philadelphia 19.5 Philadelphia

 

Team Team Total Pick
Houston Indianapolis 61.5 UNDER
Dallas Seattle 30 OVER
Baltimore L.A. Chargers 28.5 OVER
Chicago Philadelphia 28 OVER

 

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