The Pi-Rate Ratings

January 29, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, January 29, 2023

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BelmontDrake-0.2
CanisiusManhattan5.1
Cleveland St.IUPUI19.8
East CarolinaWichita St.-1.8
FairfieldRider1.6
George MasonSaint Joseph’s6.6
Illinois ChicagoBradley9.8
Illinois St.Southern Illinois-5.3
IonaQuinnipiac7.7
IowaRutgers1.2
LehighBoston U.1.9
MaristSiena-4.5
Penn St.Michigan3.6
PurdueMichigan St.8.7
Robert MorrisOakland2.8
SMUSouth Florida1.1
St. John’sGeorgetown13.2
TulsaMemphis-13.1
UNC GreensboroFurman0.4
VillanovaProvidence-0.6
Youngstown St.Detroit8.3

January 26, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Abilene ChristianGrand Canyon-4.9
Appalachian St.Georgia St.5.7
BellarmineEastern Kentucky-0.7
Cal PolyLong Beach St.-3.3
Cal St. BakersfieldUC Davis-4.7
Cal St. FullertonUC Irvine-2.8
Cal St. NorthridgeUC San Diego0.9
Central ArkansasNorth Florida-3.2
Central Connecticut St.Merrimack2.7
Eastern WashingtonIdaho St.9.5
ElonHofstra-11.7
Fairleigh DickinsonSt. Francis (PA)2.1
Florida AtlanticMiddle Tennessee9.5
Florida Intl.Western Kentucky-3.2
HamptonDelaware-7.9
IdahoWeber St.-2.0
Incarnate WordMcNeese St.-0.1
Jacksonville St.Lipscomb-3.6
James MadisonCoastal Carolina12.4
Kennesaw St.Austin Peay9.5
LamarTexas A&M-Commerce-6.1
LibertyStetson11.2
LouisianaTroy3.3
Loyola MarymountPortland7.5
MarshallLouisiana Monroe16.7
MemphisSMU14.9
MichiganPurdue-4.7
Michigan St.Iowa1.7
Morehead St.Little Rock7.2
Mount St. Mary’sFairfield-0.1
North AlabamaJacksonville-4.2
North Carolina A&TDrexel-2.8
North TexasUTSA18.9
Northern KentuckyGreen Bay18.2
Northwestern St.Houston Christian13.0
Oral RobertsDenver16.8
OregonColorado3.2
Oregon St.Utah-8.7
PepperdineSan Diego3.7
Portland St.Montana St.-3.2
QueensFlorida Gulf Coast0.1
RadfordLongwood1.6
RiceCharlotte-0.9
Sacramento St.Montana0.3
Sacred HeartLong Island13.2
Sam HoustonSeattle6.1
South AlabamaOld Dominion2.4
Southeast LouisianaNew Orleans8.8
Southeast Missouri St.Tennessee St.5.9
Southern IndianaEastern Illinois10.3
Southern Miss.Arkansas St.14.4
Southern UtahUtah Valley-0.1
St. ThomasSouth Dakota St.-0.3
Tarleton St.Utah Tech3.0
Tennessee TechSIU Edwardsville-2.4
Texas A&M-CCNicholls St.2.6
Texas St.Georgia Southern3.2
TowsonNortheastern9.7
UABLouisiana Tech8.9
UMKCOmaha6.9
UNC WilmingtonMonmouth19.5
USCUCLA-6.0
UT MartinLindenwood9.3
WagnerSt. Francis (NY)10.5
WashingtonArizona St.-1.9
Washington St.Arizona-4.1
Western IllinoisSouth Dakota4.2
William & MaryStony Brook3.7
Wright St.Milwaukee1.8

January 15, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, January 15, 2023

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CanisiusSiena-2.5
ConnecticutSaint John’s13.2
East CarolinaSouth Florida0.2
IonaRider13.0
IowaMaryland3.9
MichiganNorthwestern2.8
Missouri St.Indiana St.0.8
Mount St. Mary’sQuinnipiac-4.3
NiagaraMarist7.8
RutgersOhio St.3.6
Saint Peter’sFairfield0.9
TempleMemphis-6.0
XavierMarquette3.1

January 13, 2023

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

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Date1/13/2023
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1KansasPurdueHoustonAlabama
2TennesseeUCLAConnecticutArizona
3TexasKansas St.GonzagaXavier
4Iowa St.MarquetteVirginiaMiami (Fl)
5ArkansasSan Diego St.TCUDuke
6BaylorAuburnRutgersProvidence
7Saint Mary’sOhio St.MissouriIllinois
8North CarolinaNorth Carolina St.Michigan St.Florida Atlantic
9WisconsinNew MexicoArizona St.Maryland
10West VirginiaNorthwesternCharlestonClemson
11CreightonUtah St.Penn St.IowaIndiana
12Kent St.DaytonUtah ValleyMemphisMississippi St.
13IonaOral RobertsLibertyIndiana St.
14UC-IrvinePrincetonUMass LowellTroy
15SamfordColgateLongwoodSIU Edwardsville
16Eastern WashingtonYoungstown St.SouthernTexas A&M-CCFairleigh DickinsonNorfolk St.

Last 4 Byes: Clemson, Creighton, Utah St., Penn St.

Last 4 In: Iowa, Indiana, Memphis, Mississippi St.

First 4 Out: Virginia Tech, Boise St., Pittsburgh, Central Florida

Next 4 Out: Nevada, Wake Forest, Kentucky, Oklahoma St.

January 12, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, January 12, 2023

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Appalachian St.Georgia Southern4.0
Arkansas St.Texas St.-3.7
Austin PeayLipscomb1.2
BellarmineStetson0.8
BYUGonzaga-6.0
DenverNorth Dakota St.0.8
DetroitYoungstown St.-2.8
Eastern IllinoisSIU Edwardsville-8.4
Eastern KentuckyFlorida Gulf Coast-4.1
Georgia St.Troy-3.3
Grand CanyonUT Arlington12.8
Green BayWright St.-9.3
Houston ChristianTexas A&M-Commerce-5.3
Incarnate WordNew Orleans0.8
IowaMichigan5.6
IUPUIPurdue Ft. Wayne-16.6
Jacksonville St.North Florida0.2
Kennesaw St.Jacksonville1.4
LamarNicholls St.-10.7
LibertyNorth Alabama17.1
Long Beach St.Cal Poly7.5
Louisiana MonroeLouisiana-6.9
MarshallSouthern Miss.6.5
MilwaukeeNorthern Kentucky2.5
MontanaWeber St.4.7
Montana St.Idaho St.10.0
Northwestern St.McNeese St.7.5
OaklandRobert Morris1.9
Ohio St.Minnesota18.5
Old DominionCoastal Carolina5.8
OmahaNorth Dakota4.3
Oral RobertsWestern Illinois14.7
OregonArizona St.3.0
Oregon St.Arizona-15.9
PortlandSan Francisco-2.0
Portland St.Northern Arizona6.7
QueensCentral Arkansas12.0
Sacramento St.Northern Colorado5.3
Saint Mary’sLoyola Marymount13.0
San DiegoPepperdine1.3
SeattleNew Mexico St.3.1
South AlabamaJames Madison-5.3
Southeast Missouri St.Lindenwood7.6
Southern IndianaLittle Rock7.8
Southern UtahSam Houston-2.6
Stony BrookDrexel-5.3
Tennessee St.UT Martin2.3
Tennessee TechMorehead St.0.3
Texas A&M-CCSoutheastern Louisiana7.5
UCLAUtah11.2
UMKCSt. Thomas0.4
UNC AshevilleLongwood-1.7
USCColorado1.5
Utah TechStephen F. Austin-0.6
WashingtonStanford1.1

January 8, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, January 8, 2023

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AlbanyUMass Lowell-10.7
AmericanBoston5.3
Arizona St.Washington8.6
BryantUMBC5.9
Central FloridaSMU12.1
CincinnatiHouston-10.2
Eastern KentuckyLiberty-9.1
Holy CrossLoyola (MD)2.0
IndianaNorthwestern7.7
LafayetteBucknell1.1
MaineNJIT5.8
ManhattanNiagara-3.3
MaristMount St. Mary’s-2.0
MarylandOhio St.-1.2
NavyLehigh9.0
New HampshireVermont-6.5
Northern KentuckyDetroit2.9
Penn St.Purdue-5.3
QuinnipiacIona-6.6
RutgersIowa6.7
Saint Peter’sCanisius2.2
SienaRider4.2
South FloridaWichita St.-0.2
Wright St.Oakland6.2

PiRates Take On NCAA Tournament Expansion

There has been talk of expanding the NCAA Tournament from the current 68 teams up to potentially 90. We do not think that is a great option, but we do believe that expanding by four to 72 would be worthwhile. Enough new schools have been added to the ranks of Division I since the tournament expanded from 64 to 65 to 68.

We would alter how the tournament is seeded in a 72-team field. Because the new Division I teams are among the bottom of the now 363 teams in power ratings, the four new seeds should be bottom seeds. How about making the #15 and #16 seeds the bottom 16 automatic qualifiers in the Dance? That means there woud be eight, 15-seeds and eight, 16-seeds. All 15’s and 16’s would begin the tournament in a First 16 Round. The tournament could keep the Dayton site for half the games and maybe use Denver for the other half.

This would eliminate the First Four games for the bottom at-large teams, but there would now be more spots for the at-large.

This would also suffice in placing a power conference team that pulls off a bunch of upsets to win their conference tournament. A team that goes 10-21 in the regular season and then wins four games in four days to earn an automatic bid at 14-21 could now be placed in one of those 15-seeds as one of the weakest automatic qualifiers.

January 5, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, January 5, 2023

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UMBCAlbany9.4
Holy CrossAmerican-8.1
South AlabamaArkansas St.9.6
Loyola (MD)Army0.7
VermontBryant3.7
Loyola MarymountBYU-0.1
Cal St. BakersfieldCal Poly1.6
UC RiversideCal St. Fullerton6.4
Florida Int’l.Charlotte-8.0
Wichita St.Cincinnati-1.3
Appalachian St.Coastal Carolina3.5
St. ThomasDenver6.4
TowsonDrexel5.2
Tennessee TechEastern Illinois3.4
Central ArkansasEastern Kentucky-4.4
St. Francis (NY)Fairleigh Dickinson1.2
Austin PeayFlorida Gulf Coast-5.2
Louisiana MonroeGeorgia St.-1.9
San FranciscoGonzaga-10.0
Sam Houston St.Grand Canyon6.1
Purdue Ft. WayneGreen Bay20.0
UC San DiegoHawaii-6.5
HamptonHofstra-10.6
Southeastern LouisianaHouston Christian9.8
IowaIndiana0.1
StetsonJacksonville-0.6
LibertyJacksonville St.12.8
North FloridaKennesaw St.0.5
Boston U.Lafayette4.1
New OrleansLamar6.1
BucknellLehigh7.5
Cal St. NorthridgeLong Beach St.-4.3
Central Connecticut St.Long Island8.9
RiceLouisiana Tech1.0
UMass LowellMaine12.6
Georgia SouthernMarshall-7.4
RutgersMaryland5.8
UTSAMiddle Tennessee-9.3
Cleveland St.Milwaukee4.8
Northern ArizonaMontana-3.0
Northern ColoradoMontana St.-2.6
ColgateNavy6.7
BinghamtonNew Hampshire-0.8
Texas A&M CommerceNicholls St.-2.2
LipscombNorth Alabama6.3
Western KentuckyNorth Texas-4.2
William & MaryNortheastern0.4
McNeese St.Northwestern St.-3.4
TroyOld Dominion4.3
Western IllinoisOmaha4.1
ColoradoOregon2.2
UtahOregon St.16.4
San DiegoPacific7.3
Eastern WashingtonPortland St.5.4
Ohio St.Purdue2.2
BellarmineQueens-0.7
Youngstown St.Robert Morris8.1
IdahoSacramento St.-1.8
MerrimackSacred Heart0.3
PepperdineSanta Clara-1.2
UT Rio Grande ValleySeattle-7.1
HoustonSMU22.4
North DakotaSouth Dakota-1.7
North Dakota St.South Dakota St.-2.2
UT MartinSoutheast Missouri St.1.5
Morehead St.Southern Indiana1.5
LouisianaSouthern Miss.1.2
Tarleton St.Southern Utah0.3
MonmouthStony Brook-2.6
SIU EdwardsvilleTennessee St.7.5
James MadisonTexas St.14.8
Florida AtlanticUAB2.6
UC DavisUC Irvine-3.7
UCLAUSC14.1
Cal BaptistUtah Tech3.4
UT ArlingtonUtah Valley-7.4
StonehillWagner-0.3
ArizonaWashington17.7
Arizona St.Washington St.5.1

January 2, 2023

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

Date1/2/2023
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1PurdueHoustonConnecticutKansas
2TennesseeArizonaAlabamaUCLA
3TexasVirginiaGonzagaArkansas
4DukeBaylorIndianaWest Virginia
5Ohio St.Miami (Fla.)XavierWisconsin
6AuburnKentuckyNorth CarolinaIowa St.
7San Diego St.Virginia TechIllinoisMississippi St.
8MarylandMarquetteSaint Mary’sMissouri
9New MexicoMemphisTCUKansas St.
10CreightonTexas TechUtahFlorida Atlantic
11Penn St.Utah St.OklahomaMichigan St.RutgersArizona St.
12CharlestonKent St.IonaDayton
13James MadisonIndiana St.UC-IrvineOral Roberts
14UMass LowellLibertyPrincetonColgate
15Utah ValleyUNC GreensboroNorthern KentuckyEastern Washington
16LongwoodSIU EdwardsvilleGramblingTexas A&M CCNorfolk St.St. Francis PA

Last Four Byes: Texas Tech, Utah, Penn St., Utah St.

Last Four In: Oklahoma, Michigan St., Rutgers, Arizona St.

First Four Out: Oklahoma St., Iowa, UAB, North Carolina St.

Next Four Out: Providence, Wake Forest, Northwestern, LSU

January 1, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, January 1, 2023

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CanisiusMount St. Mary’s0.2
DartmouthCornell-7.2
DePaulProvidence-4.3
EvansvilleMurray St.-6.1
FairfieldSiena-2.5
GeorgetownButler-3.0
IonaSaint Peter’s17.3
ManhattanQuinnipiac-5.7
MichiganMaryland-2.0
Missouri St.Drake0.2
NorthwesternOhio St.-1.8
Penn St.Iowa1.5
SMUTulsa6.8
Southern IllinoisBelmont3.5
TempleCincinnati-3.3
TulaneMemphis-5.1
UMBCVermont-0.5
ValparaisoIndiana St.-7.0
WashingtonUCLA-11.4
Washington St.USC1.6

December 29, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, December 29, 2022

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Thursday, December 29, 2022
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BellarmineLiberty-6.5
ButlerProvidence1.8
Coastal CarolinaLouisiana-1.5
Cal PolyCal St. Northridge4.1
CaliforniaUtah-10.6
CharlestonHampton19.0
CharlotteMiddle Tennessee3.7
CincinnatiTulane6.6
CornellBinghamton14.8
Cal St. FullertonUC Santa Barbara-3.6
DelawareHofstra-0.9
DenverUMKC2.9
DePaulGeorgetown5.2
DetroitGreen Bay15.2
DrakeValparaiso15.4
DrexelElon12.4
E. IllinoisLindenwood3.4
Fairleigh DickinsonMerrimack4.1
FurmanVMI15.5
Georgia SouthernSouth Alabama-3.1
Gardner WebbCharleston Southern10.3
Georgia St.James Madison-8.8
Grand CanyonCal Baptist6.5
HowardLa Salle0.2
Idaho St.N. Arizona-0.7
IllinoisBethune Cookman28.6
Indiana St.Evansville13.3
Louisiana TechUTSA12.3
Long Beach St.UC San Diego9.4
Little RockUT Martin-1.4
Long IslandWagner-7.2
LongwoodHigh Point5.8
MarshallAppalachian St.10.3
MarylandUMBC19.4
MemphisSouth Florida16.0
MichiganCentral Michigan20.3
MontanaEastern Washington3.3
Montana St.Idaho10.9
Murray St.Southern Illinois-0.5
Northern KentuckyWright St.1.1
OmahaOral Roberts-11.5
NebraskaIowa-4.1
North TexasFlorida Atlantic0.4
NortheasternNorth Carolina A&T3.9
NorthwesternBrown16.0
OaklandMilwaukee-1.4
Ohio St.Alabama A&M27.4
Old DominionArkansas St.10.6
PacificBYU-7.4
Penn St.Delaware St.30.8
PortlandLoyola Marymount1.6
PresbyterianCampbell-2.8
PurdueFlorida A&M34.1
QueensAustin Peay6.3
Robert MorrisPurdue Ft. Wayne-2.8
South Dakota St.Western Illinois7.2
Sacred HeartStonehill3.8
Saint Mary’sSan Diego16.4
Santa ClaraSan Francisco0.7
USC UpstateWinthrop-1.9
Stephen F. AustinAbilene Christian3.0
SIU-EdwardsvilleTennessee Tech10.0
Southern IndianaSoutheast Missouri St.3.6
Southern Miss.Troy3.3
South DakotaSt. Thomas-2.1
St. Francis PACentral Connecticut2.7
StanfordColorado1.9
Tarleton St.UT Arlington7.5
Tennessee St.Morehead St.2.2
Texas St.Louisiana Monroe9.3
The CitadelChattanooga-6.7
UABUTEP15.8
UC RiversideCal St. Bakersfield10.0
UNC AshevilleRadford2.3
Utah TechUT Rio Grande Valley9.4
Utah ValleySam Houston-1.4
Western CarolinaUNC Greensboro-3.9
Western KentuckyRice5.5
Weber St.Northern Colorado2.9
WoffordETSU8.0
Youngstown St.Cleveland St.7.0
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