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January 25, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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AlabamaMississippi St.14.7
AmericanArmy3.3
AuburnTexas A&M6.9
BinghamtonVermont-7.0
Boston CollegeLouisville9.1
BradleyIllinois St.13.7
BucknellNavy-1.0
Central FloridaHouston-8.6
ChattanoogaWofford5.6
ConnecticutXavier7.1
CreightonSt. John’s8.3
DuquesneLoyola (Chi)8.0
EvansvilleBelmont-12.7
FloridaSouth Carolina18.3
FurmanSamford5.8
Gardner-WebbUSC Upstate8.4
George WashingtonSaint Joseph’s3.5
HartfordStonehill College-5.8
High PointCampbell0.4
Holy CrossLehigh-2.4
LafayetteLoyola (MD)7.9
MaineUMass Lowell-5.9
MarylandWisconsin5.5
MassachusettsRichmond-0.7
MercerEast Tennessee St.3.3
MinnesotaIndiana-11.5
NebraskaNorthwestern-1.3
New HampshireAlbany6.6
NJITUMBC-4.4
Northern IowaValparaiso8.4
PittsburghWake Forest3.2
ProvidenceButler8.9
Purdue Ft. WayneIUPUI20.1
Rhode IslandDayton-8.8
San Diego StUtah St.5.0
St. BonaventureFordham3.4
StanfordChicago St.16.7
Stephen F. AustinUT-Rio Grande Valley11.8
TempleSouth Florida5.2
TennesseeGeorgia18.5
Texas TechWest Virginia1.2
UNC AshevillePresbyterian11.0
UNC GreensboroVMI15.9
UT ArlingtonCal Baptist-4.9
VCUGeorge Mason6.6
Western CarolinaThe Citadel6.3
Wichita St.Tulane0.0
WinthropCharleston Southern3.3

January 22, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, January 22, 2023

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CaliforniaOregon St.3.6
CincinnatiMemphis0.6
ColoradoWashington St.4.6
ConnecticutButler14.4
Fairleigh DickinsonStonehill5.0
HoustonTemple21.3
IndianaMichigan St.5.5
Long IslandCentral Connecticut St.-6.8
MaineBinghamton2.3
MichiganMinnesota13.4
Mount St. Mary’sMarist4.1
PurdueMaryland9.1
QuinnipiacCanisius10.3
RiderManhattan9.6
Saint Peter’sNiagara0.0
SienaFairfield6.9
SMUWichita St.0.1
St. Francis (NY)Merrimack0.5
UMass LowellBryant3.4
VermontNJIT12.0
WagnerSacred Heart4.7
WoffordFurman-3.3

Coming Soon: “The 2023 list of coaches ready for the big time.”

In the past, our list has included Eric Musselman, Nate Oats, Matt McMahon, Todd Golden, Chris Jans, T.J. Otzelberger, Wes Miller, Steve Forbes, Mike Young, and top assistants like Jon Scheyer and Tommy Lloyd. All of these guys are coaching at a big time program in 2023, and some have already developed their school into a major power. Who makes this year’s list? We’ll give you 20 guys that can turn your moribund Major College program around in short time.

January 20, 2023

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

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Date1/20/2023
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1PurdueHoustonKansasAlabama
2UCLATennesseeKansas St.Iowa St.
3TexasArizonaConnecticutGonzaga
4VirginiaXavierMarquetteBaylor
5TCUAuburnMiami (Fla)Rutgers
6San Diego St.DukeSaint Mary’sProvidence
7North Carolina St.ArkansasIllinoisMichigan St.
8New MexicoNorth CarolinaMissouriIowa
9IndianaBoise St.Arizona St.Creighton
10Florida AtlanticClemsonWisconsinWest Virginia
11CharlestonPittsburghMemphisMarylandNorthwestern
12Kent St.Oral RobertsDaytonOhio St.Penn St.
13SeattleMarshallSouthern IllinoisIona
14LibertyUC Santa BarbaraCornellColgate
15UMass LowellSamfordYoungstown St.Eastern Washington
16LongwoodSIU EdwardsvilleSouthernTexas A&M-CCMorgan St.Fairleigh Dickinson

Last 4 Byes: Wisconsin, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Memphis

Last 4 In: Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio St., Penn St.

First 4 Out: Utah St., Oklahoma, Wake Forest, Texas A&M

Next 4 Out: Nevada, Central Florida, USC, Seton Hall

Note: The last 4 teams in the field this week are all Big Ten teams. These would be First Four teams playing in Dayton, but the NCAA Selection Committee will not put four Big Ten teams in this round.

January 19, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, January 19, 2023

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AlbanyBinghamton1.5
ArizonaUSC8.0
Arizona St.UCLA-5.6
Arkansas St.Louisiana-8.8
Austin PeayBellarmine1.3
BryantNJIT11.0
Cal PolyUC San Diego3.1
Coastal CarolinaAppalachian St.-0.9
ColoradoWashington8.8
DelawareWilliam & Mary5.8
DrexelHampton15.9
Florida Gulf CoastJacksonville St.10.3
Georgia SouthernLouisiana Monroe7.2
GonzagaLoyola Marymount15.5
Green BayYoungstown St.-17.3
HofstraUNC Wilmington3.6
Houston ChristianIncarnate Word2.7
Idaho St.Sacramento St.-0.7
IllinoisIndiana3.4
IUPUIOakland-10.6
JacksonvilleLiberty-5.3
LamarTexas A&M-CC-11.7
LindenwoodSouthern Indiana-2.9
LipscombEastern Kentucky2.7
Little RockTennessee Tech-1.4
Long Beach St.Cal St. Fullerton2.9
Louisiana TechWestern Kentucky2.9
MarylandMichigan4.0
MemphisWichita St.11.4
Michigan St.Rutgers-0.5
Middle TennesseeCharlotte0.2
MilwaukeeRobert Morris5.1
MinnesotaPurdue-13.6
MonmouthCharleston-18.6
New OrleansTexas A&M-Commerce-1.1
Nicholls St.McNeese St.9.0
North Carolina A&TTowson-4.4
North DakotaUMKC-3.1
North Dakota St.Oral Roberts-7.3
North FloridaQueens-1.6
North TexasRice10.9
Northern ArizonaIdaho4.7
Northern ColoradoEastern Washington-3.4
Northern KentuckyCleveland St.2.1
Old DominionGeorgia St.5.3
PepperdineSaint Mary’s-11.3
PortlandSan Diego4.5
Sam HoustonStephen F. Austin8.2
San FranciscoPacific10.1
Santa ClaraBYU1.7
SeattleTarleton St.4.6
SIU EdwardsvilleMorehead St.9.6
South DakotaDenver3.5
South Dakota St.Omaha9.8
Southeast LouisianaNorthwestern St.1.0
Southeast Missouri St.UT Martin4.7
Southern Miss.South Alabama6.2
Southern UtahNew Mexico St.5.3
StanfordOregon St.10.4
StetsonKennesaw St.2.0
Stony BrookNortheastern0.0
Tennessee St.Eastern Illinois6.7
Texas St.Marshall-6.8
TroyJames Madison-2.2
UC DavisUC Riverside1.6
UC IrvineHawaii5.2
UC Santa BarbaraCal St. Northridge15.1
UNC GreensboroThe Citadel13.8
UT ArlingtonUT-Rio Grande Valley4.1
UtahWashington St.3.5
UTEPFlorida Intl.5.5
UTSAFlorida Atlantic-16.2
VermontMaine10.4
VMIMercer-3.8
Weber St.Portland St.2.5
Wright St.Purdue Ft. Wayne0.3

January 16, 2023

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

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Date1/16/2023
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1KansasPurdueHoustonAlabama
2UCLATennesseeTexasConnecticut
3GonzagaXavierArizonaKansas St.
4VirginiaIowa St.TCUMiami (Fla)
5MarquetteBaylorRutgersAuburn
6ArkansasDukeSan Diego St.Providence
7Saint Mary’sIllinoisNorth Carolina St.North Carolina
8New MexicoClemsonMissouriMichigan St.
9Florida AtlanticIowaOhio St.Arizona St.
10WisconsinCharlestonIndianaCreighton
11MemphisMarylandPittsburghBoise St.Penn St.
12Kent St.DaytonOral RobertsNorthwesternWest Virginia
13SeattleMarshallIonaBelmont
14LibertyUC-IrvinePrincetonColgate
15Youngstown St.Eastern WashingtonSamfordSIU Edwardsville
16LongwoodUMBCSouthernTexas A&M-CCMorgan St.Fairleigh Dickinson

Last 4 Byes: Creighton, Memphis, Maryland, Pittsburgh

Last 4 In: Boise St., Penn St., Northwestern, West Virginia

First 4 Out: Nevada, Mississippi St., Oklahoma, Virginia Tech

Next 4 Out: Utah St., Wake Forest, Kentucky, USC

Note: The predictions made in PiRate Ratings Bracketology are our opinions on what we believe the NCAA Selection Committee will choose based on the criteria they have at their disposal.

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 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 6, 2023

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

Date1/6/2023
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1KansasPurdueHoustonArizona
2TennesseeAlabamaUCLAConnecticut
3TexasArkansasGonzagaVirginia
4BaylorXavierOhio St.Duke
5Iowa St.Kansas St.IndianaMiami (Fla)
6WisconsinTCUSan Diego St.West Virginia
7North CarolinaMarquetteRutgersMissouri
8KentuckyProvidenceVirginia TechAuburn
9New MexicoSaint Mary’sIllinoisCreighton
10MemphisMichigan St.UtahFlorida Atlantic
11CharlestonMarylandPittsburghNorth Carolina St.Mississippi St.Arizona St.
12IonaKent St.DaytonUtah St.
13YaleOral RobertsLibertyGrand Canyon
14U Mass LowellBradleyGeorgia SouthernUC-Irvine
15FurmanColgateMontana St.Youngstown St.
16SIU EdwardsvilleLongwoodGramblingTexas A&M CCNorfolk St.Fairleigh Dickinson

Last Four Byes: Memphis, Michigan St., Utah, Maryland

Last Four In: Pittsburgh, North Carolina St., Mississippi St., Arizona St.

First Four Out: Oklahoma St., Penn St., Texas Tech, LSU

Next Four Out: Northwestern, Clemson, Oklahoma, Wake Forest

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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