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March 28, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Gonzaga

123.1

0.0

Florida St.

115.7

7.4

Tennessee

117.8

0.0

Purdue

117.6

0.2

Michigan

119.1

0.0

Texas Tech

118.4

0.7

Virginia

120.6

0.0

Oregon

111.2

9.4

 

Tonight’s Schedule

Team

Team

TIME (EDT)

TV

LOCATION

Florida St.

Gonzaga

7:09 PM

CBS

Anaheim

Purdue

Tennessee

7:29 PM

TBS

Louisville

Texas Tech

Michigan

9:39 PM

CBS

Anaheim

Oregon

Virginia

9:59 PM

TBS

Louisville

 

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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 23, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Saturday, March 23, 2019

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 4:57 am

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

LSU

114.6

0.0

Maryland

113.0

1.6

Kentucky

118.5

0.0

Wofford

113.9

4.6

Michigan

119.0

0.0

Florida

111.9

7.1

Florida St.

115.2

0.0

Murray St.

110.4

4.8

Gonzaga

123.1

0.0

Baylor

110.5

12.6

Michigan St.

120.9

0.0

Minnesota

110.2

10.7

Purdue

117.1

0.0

Villanova

111.8

5.3

Kansas

115.3

0.0

Auburn

115.7

-0.4

Saturday’s Schedule

TIME (ET)

GAME

TV

SITE

12:10 p.m.

(6) Maryland vs. (3) LSU

CBS

Jacksonville

Approx. 2:55 p.m.

(7) Wofford vs. (2) Kentucky

CBS

Jacksonville

5:15 p.m.

(10) Florida vs. (2) Michigan

CBS

Des Moines

6:10 p.m.

(12) Murray St. vs. (4) Florida St.

TNT

Hartford

7:10 p.m.

(9) Baylor vs. (1) Gonzaga

TBS

Salt Lake City

Approx. 8:00 p.m.

(10) Minnesota vs. (2) Michigan St.

CBS

Des Moines

Approx 8:55 p.m.

(6) Villanova vs. (3) Pudue

TNT

Hartford

Approx 9:55 p.m.

(5) Auburn vs. (4) Kansas

TBS

Salt Lake City

 

March 22, 2019

Bracketnomics 2019: Picking The Round of 32 for Saturday, March 23, 2019

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 11:02 am

Saturday, March 23, 2019  

Round of 32

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

LSU

58.68

3.4

36.9

70.0

15.3

17.7

10.2

Maryland

59.94

7.1

33.9

75.3

16.6

12.3

8.6

Maryland’s strength of schedule advantage is negligible.  LSU’s R+T advantage is also negligible.  Rebounding should be close to even, and it doesn’t appear like turnovers will decide this game.

It comes down to true shooting % margin, and Maryland’s is better by enough to move the needle into Terp territory.

Predicted Winner: Maryland but a close game

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Kentucky

60.47

9.9

36.9

74.7

15.9

16.1

16.3

Wofford

52.40

8.2

32.8

76.3

13.6

18.1

13.5

Wofford looked great in the closing minutes of their blowout win over Seton Hall, just like they did when they closed out the SoCon Championship Game against UNC-Greensboro.  This will not repeat itself Saturday.  Kentucky might give the Terriers a dose of their own medicine, but it will more than likely come in the first half.  The Wildcats are too much out of Wofford’s class, and the SOS difference makes UK’s analytics much superior to Wofford’s.

Even with P. J. Washington still unavailable until next week at the earliest, Kentucky has too much muscle and quickness for the Terriers.  Wofford’s excellent inside-outside combination won’t be able to connect enough times.

Predicted Winner: Kentucky by double digits

 

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Michigan

60.07

8.8

23.8

75.2

12.1

16.0

3.4

Florida

60.24

1.4

31.1

67.9

15.5

19.3

-1.0

Florida became one of the few teams with a negative R+T rating to advance to the Round of 32, and their R+T is still negative.  Michigan’s R+T is definitely a liability also, but at least it is positive.  The Wolverines has a far superior true shooting % margin, most of which is due to their top-rate defense, led by “defensive coordinator” Luke Yaklich.

Predicted Winner: Michigan by 5 to 12 points

 

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Florida St.

59.75

3.4

32.8

73.5

16.3

18.1

8.7

Murray St.

48.31

11.2

31.6

70.7

14.7

17.0

7.2

 

The popular pick is Ja Morant and the Racers, but the ACC was really tough at the top, and this data shows the Seminoles’ SOS looks insurmountable in this game.  The ‘Noles have a lot more muscle than Marquette, and they will be able to wear down Murray and control the boards while forcing the Racers into more second half mistakes.

Predicted Winner: Florida St. by 7 to 15

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Gonzaga

55.92

17.7

30.9

73.1

12.8

16.6

15.0

Baylor

58.64

1.5

37.8

71.4

16.6

16.2

9.0

Baylor’s SOS is a little better than Gonzaga, and the Bears should be able to get a couple extras offensive rebounds, but Gonzaga is too much better everywhere else.  A lot of people are picking the Bears to be the first team to send a #1-seed home, but in my opinion, Gonzaga has the best path to the Final Four of any #1-seed.

Predicted Winner: Gonzaga by double digits

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Michigan St.

61.31

13.6

33.6

73.8

16.0

12.8

11.9

Minnesota

59.70

2.0

31.5

72.4

14.8

14.3

1.1

Never before have conference rivals met in the Round of 32, and this does alter our data a little bit, but not much.  In their previous meeting, Michigan State thoroughly destroyed Minnesota in a game in East Lansing.  The analytical data in that game was not that much off the norm, as Michigan State was expected to dominate the offensive glass and get better percentage shots.

The data has not changed much from that home game for Sparty.  It will be closer this time, but the outcome should still be the same.  MSU has huge R+T and True Shooting % Margin advantages here.  Minny might not be able to beat the Spartans more than one time in 10 games on a neutral floor.

Predicted Winner: Michigan St. by 10-15 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Purdue

60.86

2.9

34.2

73.8

13.5

17.0

11.1

Villanova

58.03

5.1

30.5

72.9

14.2

15.3

3.2

 

The defending national champions may not make it to the Sweet 16.  Purdue isn’t that much slower than the Wildcats and much stronger.  The Boilermakers’ will eventually lose to a team with a superior TS Margin and enough muscle to make the board battle even, but I don’t think the Wildcats have the juice this year to be that team.

Predicted Winner: Purdue by 4 to 9 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Kansas

62.70

6.1

29.7

72.0

16.0

15.6

2.7

Auburn

59.91

1.7

32.5

67.9

14.7

21.9

6.8

 

This will be an interesting game, and it should be a nail-biter unless one team just doesn’t have it and lays an egg.  I believe that if these teams play 10 times, it would be 5 to 5 in wins.  Kansas has the better TS% Margin, but not by that much.   The difference in this game is that Auburn can force turnovers, and Kansas is turnover-prone.  That’s where I give the Tigers an ever so slight advantage overall.

Predicted Winner: Auburn by 6 or less

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 21, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Louisville

114.1

0.0

Minnesota

109.7

4.4

LSU

114.6

0.0

Yale

106.1

8.5

Auburn

115.7

0.0

New Mexico St.

108.9

6.8

Vermont

105.7

1.0

Florida St.

115.4

-8.7

Michigan St.

121.1

0.0

Bradley

99.8

21.3

Maryland

113.1

0.0

Belmont

109.5

3.6

Kansas

114.5

0.0

Northeastern

105.8

8.7

Marquette

112.6

0.0

Murray St.

109.2

3.4

Nevada

113.1

0.0

Florida

111.5

1.6

Kentucky

118.0

0.0

Abilene Christian

101.4

16.6

Villanova

111.9

1.0

Saint Mary’s

111.1

1.8

Gonzaga

122.9

0.0

Fairleigh-Dickinson

97.3

25.6

Michigan

119.0

0.0

Montana

102.4

16.6

Wofford

113.6

0.0

Seton Hall

108.9

4.7

Purdue

117.1

0.0

Old Dominion

103.6

13.5

Syracuse

110.8

0.0

Baylor

110.0

0.8

Schedule for Thursday

Time

Game

TV

Location

12:15 p.m.

(10) Minnesota vs. (7) Louisville

CBS

Des Moines

12:40 p.m.

(14) Yale vs. (3) LSU

truTV

Jacksonville 

1:30 p.m.

(12) New Mexico St. vs. (5) Auburn

TNT

Salt Lake City 

2 p.m.

(13) Vermont vs. (4) Florida St.

TBS

Hartford 

Approx. 2:30 PM

(15) Bradley vs. (2) Michigan St.

CBS

Des Moines 

Approx. 2:55 PM

(11) Belmont vs. (6) Maryland

truTV

Jacksonville 

Approx. 3:45 PM

(13) Northeastern vs. (4) Kansas

TNT

Salt Lake City 

Approx. 4:15 PM

(12) Murray St. vs. (5) Marquette

TBS

Hartford 

6:50 p.m.

(10) Florida vs. (7) Nevada

TNT

Des Moines 

7:10 p.m.

(15) Abilene Christian vs. (2) Kentucky

CBS

Jacksonville 

7:20 p.m.

(11) Saint Mary’s vs. (6) Villanova

TBS

Hartford 

7:27 p.m.

(16) Fairleigh-Dickinson vs. (1) Gonzaga

truTV

Salt Lake City

Approx. 9:20 PM

(15) Montana vs. (2) Michigan

TNT

Des Moines 

Approx. 9:40 PM

(10) Seton Hall vs. (7) Wofford

CBS

Jacksonville 

Approx. 9:50 PM

(14) Old Dominion vs. (3) Purdue

TBS

Hartford 

Approx. 9:57 PM

(9) Baylor vs. (8) Syracuse

truTV

Salt Lake City 

Happy Spring!

 

March 17, 2019

PiRate Ratings FINAL Bracketology For 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Duke

Virginia

Gonzaga

North Carolina

2

Michigan St.

Tennessee

Michigan

Kentucky

3

Houston

Florida St.

Texas Tech

LSU

4

Purdue

Kansas St.

Wisconsin

Kansas

5

Auburn

Villanova

Virginia Tech

Iowa St.

6

Buffalo

Mississippi St.

Cincinnati

Marquette

7

Wofford

Maryland

Louisville

Nevada

8

Iowa

Seton Hall

Minnesota

Central Florida

9

Ole Miss

Syracuse

Baylor

Washington

10

Virginia Commonwealth

Utah St.

Florida

Oklahoma

11

Oregon

Ohio St.

Temple/Arizona St.

St. John’s/TCU

12

Saint Mary’s

Murray St.

New Mexico St.

Vermont

13

Liberty

UC-Irvine

Old Dominion

Montana

14

Saint 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 Four Byes

Virginia Commonwealth

Florida

Oklahoma

Ohio St.

 

Last Four In

Temple

St. John’s

TCU

Arizona St.

 

First Four Out

North Carolina St.

Belmont

UNC Greensboro

Furman

 

Next Four Out

Indiana

Alabama

Clemson

Texas

 

Bids By Conference

Conference

Bids

Big Ten

8

ACC

7

SEC

7

Big 12

7

Big East

4

AAC

4

Pac-12

3

MWC

2

West Coast

2

Atlantic 10

2

One-Bid Leagues

22

March 16, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Sunday, March 17, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Houston

114.9

0.0

Cincinnati

111.1

3.8

Saint Louis

102.6

0.0

St. Bonaventure

102.2

0.4

Michigan St.

120.9

0.0

Michigan

118.5

2.4

Yale

106.0

2.5

Harvard

103.0

5.5

Tennessee

119.0

1.0

Auburn

115.8

4.2

Georgia St.

103.2

0.0

UT-Arlington

99.3

3.9

Late Saturday Night Bracketology Update

Includes Oregon’s Championship Win in the Pac-12

March 17, 2019 (AM Edition) 

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Duke

Virginia

Gonzaga

North Carolina

2

Michigan St.

Tennessee

Michigan

Kentucky

3

Houston

Purdue

Texas Tech

LSU

4

Florida St.

Kansas St.

Wisconsin

Kansas

5

Auburn

Villanova

Virginia Tech

Mississippi St.

6

Buffalo

Marquette

Cincinnati

Iowa St.

7

Wofford

Maryland

Louisville

Nevada

8

Iowa

Seton Hall

Minnesota

Washington

9

Ole Miss

Syracuse

Baylor

Central Florida

10

Virginia Commonwealth

Utah St.

Ohio St.

Oklahoma

11

Oregon

TCU

Temple/North Carolina St.

St. John’s/Florida

12

Saint Mary’s

Murray St.

New Mexico St.

Vermont

13

Liberty

UC-Irvine

Old Dominion

Montana

14

St. Louis

Northeastern

Northern Kentucky

Georgia St.

15

Yale

Bradley

Colgate

Abilene Christian

16

Gardner-Webb

Prairie View A&M

Iona/Fairleigh-Dickinson

N. Dakota St./UNC Central

 

Last 4 Bye

Virginina Commonwealth

Ohio St.

Oklahoma

TCU

Last 4 In

Temple

Florida

St. John’s

North Carolina St.

 

First 4 Out

Arizona St.

Belmont

UNC Greensboro

Furman

Next 4 Out

Indiana

Alabama

Clemson

Texas

 

The Bracket Gurus Take Over The Bracketology Seeding Sunday

Next Bracketology Update–Sunday Early Afternoon

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Saturday, March 16, 2019

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 5:29 am

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Vermont

105.6

3.0

Maryland Baltimore Co.

96.2

12.4

Memphis

107.1

3.0

Houston

115.4

-5.3

Cincinnati

110.3

0.0

Wichita St.

103.9

6.4

Rhode Island

102.0

0.0

St. Bonaventure

102.3

-0.3

Davidson

106.3

0.0

Saint Louis

102.9

3.4

Duke

123.2

0.5

Florida St.

115.0

8.7

Kansas

114.9

1.5

Iowa St.

114.3

2.1

Seton Hall

108.6

0.5

Villanova

113.1

-4.0

Montana

101.6

0.0

Eastern Washington

96.6

5.0

Wisconsin

115.4

0.5

Michigan St.

120.3

-4.4

Minnesota

110.0

0.0

Michigan

118.7

-8.7

UC-Irvine

105.6

0.0

Cal St. Fullerton

99.0

6.6

Old Dominion

103.4

0.0

Western Kentucky

103.3

0.1

Harvard

102.9

0.0

Penn

102.3

0.6

Yale

106.0

2.5

Princeton

99.3

9.2

Buffalo

115.3

0.0

Bowling Green

104.5

10.8

Norfolk St.

94.3

0.0

North Carolina Central

92.3

2.0

San Diego St.

102.7

0.0

Utah St.

108.6

-5.9

Washington

109.5

0.0

Oregon

109.7

-0.2

Abilene Christian

101.1

0.0

New Orleans

94.6

6.5

Florida

111.4

0.0

Auburn

115.0

-3.6

Kentucky

118.0

0.0

Tennessee

118.5

-0.5

UT-Arlington

100.8

0.0

Georgia Southern

95.9

4.9

Georgia St.

103.2

0.0

Texas St.

102.8

0.4

Prairie View A&M

96.5

0.0

Texas Southern

97.1

-0.6

New Mexico St.

108.1

0.0

Grand Canyon

105.1

3.0

 

Conference Tournaments Update

America East Conference

At Vermont

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Vermont (26-6)

3

Maryland-Baltimore Co. (21-12)

 

 

American Athletic Conference

Site: Fedex Forum, Memphis, TN

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Houston

84

Connecticut

45

Memphis

79

Central Florida

55

Cincinnati

82

SMU

74

Wichita St.

80

Temple

74

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Houston (30-2)

5

Memphis (21-12)

2

Cincinnati (26-6)

6

Wichita St. (19-13)

 

 

Atlantic 10 Conference

Site: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Rhode Island

75

VCU

70

St. Bonaventure

68

George Mason

57

Davidson

70

Saint Joseph’s

60

Saint Louis

64

Dayton

55

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Rhode Island (18-14)

4

St. Bonaventure (17-15)

2

Davidson (24-8)

6

Saint Louis (21-12)

 

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Site: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Florida St.

69

Virginia

59

Duke

74

North Carolina

73

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

5

Florida St. (27-6)

3

Duke (28-5)

 

 

Big 12 Conference

Site: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Iowa St.

63

Kansas St.

59

Kansas

88

West Virginia

74

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

5

Iowa St. (22-11)

3

Kansas (25-8)

 

 

Big East Conference

Site: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Villanova

71

Xavier

67 ot

Seton Hall

81

Marquette

79

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Villanova (24-9)

3

Seton Hall (20-12)

 

 

Big Sky Conference

Site: Century Link Arena, Boise, ID

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Montana

78

Weber St.

49

Eastern Washington

77

Southern Utah

61

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Montana (25-8)

3

Eastern Washington (16-17)

 

Big Ten Conference

Site: United Center, Chicago, IL

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Michigan St.

77

Ohio St.

70

Wisconsin

66

Nebraska

62

Minnesota

75

Purdue

73

Michigan

74

Iowa

53

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Michigan St. (26-6)

4

Wisconsin (23-9)

7

Minnesota (21-12)

3

Michigan (27-5)

 

 

Big West Conference

Site: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

UC-Irvine

75

Long Beach St.

67

Cal St. Fulerton

64

UC Santa Barbara

58

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

UC Irvine (29-5)

3

Cal St. Fullerton (16-16)

 

 

Conference USA

Site: Ford Center, Frisco, TX

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Old Dominion

61

UAB

59

Western Kentucky

70

Southern Miss.

59

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Old Dominion (25-8)

2

Western Kentucky (20-13)

 

Ivy League (Ivy Madness)

Site: John J. Lee Amphitheater, New Haven, CT (Yale)

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Harvard (17-10)

4

Penn (19-11)

2

Yale (20-7)

3

Princeton (16-11)

 

 

Mid-American Conference (MACtion)

Site: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Buffalo

85

Central Michigan

81

Bowling Green

71

Northern Illinois

67

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Buffalo (30-3)

3

Bowling Green (22-11)

 

 

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Site: Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

UNC Central

65

North Carolina A&T

63

Norfolk St.

75

Howard

69

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Norfolk St. (21-12)

3

North Carolina Central (17-15)

 

 

Mountain West Conference

Site: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

San Diego St.

65

Nevada

56

Utah St.

85

Fresno St.

60

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

4

San Diego St. (21-11)

2

Utah St. (27-6)

 

 

Pac-12 Conference

Site: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Washington

66

Colorado

61

Oregon

79

Arizona St.

75 ot

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Washington (26-7)

6

Oregon (22-12)

 

 

Southland Conference

Site: Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

New Orleans

79

Sam Houston St.

76

Abilene Christian

69

Southeastern Louisiana

66

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

4

New Orleans (19-12)

2

Abilene Christian (26-6)

 

 

Southeastern Conference

Site: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Florida

76

LSU

73

Auburn

73

South Carolina

64

Kentucky

73

Alabama

55

Tennessee

83

Mississippi St.

76

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Florida (19-14)

5

Auburn (24-9)

2

Kentucky (27-5)

3

Tennessee (28-4)

 

 

Sun Belt Conference

Site: 1st Rd at Higher Seed, Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Georgia Southern

81

Louisiana Monroe

67

Texas St.

79

South Alabama

67

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

UT Arlington (16-15)

3

Georgia Southern (21-11)

1

Georgia St. (22-9)

4

Texas St. (24-8)

 

 

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Site: at Higher Seeds

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Prairie View A&M

81

Grambling

71

Texas Southern

80

Alabama St.

66

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Prairie View A&M (22-12)

2

Texas Southern (21-12)

 

 

Western Athletic Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

New Mexico St.

79

UT RGV

72

Grand Canyon

78

New Mexico St.

74

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

New Mexico St. (29-4)

3

Grand Canyon (20-12)

 

 

Automatic Bids To Date

Team

Conf

W-L

Liberty

Atlantic Sun

28-6

Gardner-Webb

Big South

23-11

Murray St.

Ohio Valley

27-4

Bradley

Missouri Valley

20-14

Wofford

Southern

29-4

Iona

Metro Atlantic

17-15

Fairleigh-Dickinson

Northeast

20-13

Northern Kentucky

Horizon

26-8

Northeastern

Colonial

23-10

Saint Mary’s

West Coast

22-11

North Dakota St.

Summit

18-15

Colgate

Patriot

24-10

 

The PiRate Ratings Bracket Gurus Convene

The PiRate Ratings’ Bracket Gurus have gathered (if only electronically) is our bunkers, otherwise known as our man caves and woman caves watching multiple games simultaneously to get better familiar with all the teams still trying to Dance.

Tonight, we will begin putting our opinions together to formulate our final Bracketology selections for Sunday afternoon.  We will publish our initial predicted 68 around 2 PM EDT on Sunday and then a final prediction at the conclusion of the last meaningful conference tournament championship game, if one might affect the seedings.

At the moment, there are games that could wildly swing the bottom of the seed line, affecting who plays in the First Four, and there are a couple of potenial bid-stealers still alive.

Here is our planned schedule for the weekend

Saturday late morning: Bracketology number 1 (Just the Captain’s Selection)

Sunday morning: Bracketology number 2 (Again, Just the Captain’s Selection)

Sunday early afternoon: Bracket Gurus Initial Field of 68 Predictions

Sunday late afternoon: Bracket Gurus Final Field of 68 Predictions (if necessary)

Note: The Captain and the Gurus are making their selections trying to predict what the Selection Committee will do and not by using their own opinions of which 68 teams should be in the field.  One of out methods will include trying to predict political biases of the Committee members.  By political, we don’t mean Liberal vs. Conservative.  We mean Power Conference vs. Mid-Major and Low-Major, or in other words, why State U at 18-16 will beat out Tiny Tech at 29-5 that lost in their conference championship game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Friday, March 15, 2019

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 5:37 am

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Houston

114.9

0.0

Connecticut

105.1

9.8

Memphis

106.7

3.0

Central Florida

110.3

-0.6

Cincinnati

110.3

0.0

SMU

103.1

7.2

Temple

106.8

0.0

Wichita St.

104.7

2.1

Virginia Commonwealth

111.3

0.0

Rhode Island

103.0

8.3

St. Bonaventure

102.6

0.0

George Mason

100.7

1.9

Davidson

106.3

0.0

Saint Joseph’s

99.2

7.1

Dayton

107.9

0.0

Saint Louis

102.8

5.1

Virginia

122.1

0.0

Florida St.

113.4

8.7

North Carolina

121.8

0.0

Duke

123.5

-1.7

Kansas St.

112.9

1.0

Iowa St.

113.6

0.3

Kansas

114.9

2.0

West Virginia

105.7

11.2

Villanova

112

0.0

Xavier

106.0

6.0

Seton Hall

108.6

1.0

Marquette

113.0

-3.4

Montana

101.6

0.0

Weber St.

97.4

4.2

Southern Utah

93.4

0.0

Eastern Washington

95.2

-1.8

Michigan St.

120.9

0.0

Ohio St.

110.5

10.4

Wisconsin

115.4

1.0

Nebraska

111.7

4.7

Purdue

117.5

0.0

Minnesota

109.2

8.3

Michigan

118.3

0.0

Iowa

111.6

6.7

UC-Irvine

105.6

0.0

Long Beach St.

97.1

8.5

UC Santa Barbara

99.8

0.0

Cal St. Fullerton

98.3

1.5

Old Dominion

103.4

0.0

UAB

100.3

3.1

Western Kentucky

103.4

0.0

Southern Miss.

104.0

-0.6

Buffalo

115.3

0.0

Central Michigan

103.2

12.1

Northern Illinois

102.6

0.0

Bowling Green

104.1

-1.5

North Carolina A&T

92.5

0.0

North Carolina Central

92.6

-0.1

Norfolk St.

94.3

0.0

Howard

91.1

3.2

Nevada

113.9

1.0

San Diego St.

103.3

11.6

Utah St.

110.6

0.0

Fresno St.

108.5

2.1

Washington

109.5

0.0

Colorado

107.0

2.5

Arizona St.

107.9

0.0

Oregon

109.7

-1.8

Sam Houston St.

99.7

0.0

New Orleans

94.7

5.0

Abilene Christian

101.1

0.0

Southeastern Louisiana

95.7

5.4

LSU

114.8

0.0

Florida

112.9

1.9

South Carolina

106.9

0.0

Auburn

115.3

-8.4

Kentucky

118.0

0.0

Alabama

108.2

9.8

Tennessee

119.0

1.0

Mississippi St.

114.0

6.0

Georgia Southern

104.7

0.0

Louisiana Monroe

102.3

2.4

Texas St.

103.0

0.0

South Alabama

97.4

5.6

Prairie View A&M

96.5

0.0

Grambling

94.1

2.4

Texas Southern

96.6

0.0

Alabama St.

89.0

7.6

New Mexico St.

108.1

0.0

UT Rio Grande Valley

98.7

9.4

Utah Valley

105.1

0.0

Grand Canyon

105.6

-0.5

 

Conference Tournaments Update

American Athletic Conference

Site: Fedex Forum, Memphis, TN

First Round–Thursday, March 14

Connecticut

80

South Florida

73

Memphis

83

Tulane

68

SMU

74

Tulsa

65

Wichita St.

73

East Carolina

57

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Houston (29-2)

9

Connecticut (16-16)

4

Central Florida (23-7)

5/12

Memphis (20-12)

2

Cincinnati (25-6)

10

SMU (15-16)

3

Temple (23-8)

6

Wichita St. (18-13)

Atlantic 10 Conference

Site: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Rhode Island

76

La Salle

57

George Mason

61

George Washington

57

Saint Joseph’s

92

Duquesne

86

Saint Louis

71

Richmond

68

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Virginia Commonwealth (25-6)

8

Rhode Island (17-14)

4

St. Bonaventure (16-15)

5

George Mason (18-14)

2

Davidson (23-8)

10

Saint Joseph’s (14-18)

3

Dayton (21-10)

6

Saint Louis (20-12)

Atlantic Coast Conference

Site: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Virginia

76

North Carolina St.

56

Florida St.

65

Virginia Tech

63 ot

North Carolina

83

Louisville

70

Duke

84

Syracuse

72

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Virginia (29-2)

5

Florida St. (26-6)

2

North Carolina (27-5)

3

Duke (27-5)

Big 12 Conference

Site: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Kansas St.

70

TCU

61

Iowa St.

83

Baylor

66

West Virginia

79

Texas Tech

74

Kansas

65

Texas

57

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Kansas St. (25-7)

5

Iowa St. (21-11)

10

West Virginia (14-19)

3

Kansas (24-8)

Big East Conference

Site: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Villanova

73

Providence

62

Xavier

63

Creighton

61

Marquette

86

St. John’s

54

Seton Hall

73

Georgetown

57

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Villanova (23-9)

4

Xavier (17-14)

2

Marquette (24-8)

3

Seton Hall (19-12)

Big Sky Conference

Site: Century Link Arena, Boise, ID

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Montana

79

Sacramento St.

73

Weber St.

81

Portland St.

71

Southern Utah

83

Northern Colorado

63

Eastern Washington

90

Montana St.

84

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Montana (24-8)

4

Weber St. (18-14)

7

Southern Utah (16-15)

3

Eastern Washington (15-17)

Big Ten Conference

Site: United Center, Chicago, IL

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Ohio St.

79

Indiana

75

Nebraska

69

Maryland

61

Minnesota

77

Penn St.

72 ot

Iowa

83

Illinois

62

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Michigan St. (25-6)

8

Ohio St. (19-13)

4

Wisconsin (22-9)

13

Nebraska (18-15)

2

Purdue (23-8)

7

Minnesota (20-12)

3

Michigan (26-5)

6

Iowa (22-10)

Big West Conference

Site: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

UC-Irvine

63

Cal St. Riverside

44

Long Beach St.

68

Hawaii

66

Cal St. Fullerton

75

UC Davis

71 ot

UC Santa Barbara

71

Cal St. Northridge

68

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

UC Irvine (28-5)

5

Long Beach St. (15-18)

2

UC Santa Barbara (22-9)

3

Cal St. Fullerton (15-16)

Conference USA

Site: Ford Center, Frisco, TX

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Old Dominion

57

Louisiana Tech

56

UAB

85

UTSA

76

Western Kentucky

67

North Texas

51

Southern Miss.

82

Marshall

73

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Old Dominion (24-8)

5

UAB (20-13)

2

Western Kentucky (19-13)

3

Southern Miss. (20-11)

Mid-American Conference (MACtion)

Site: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Buffalo

82

Akron

46

Central Michigan

89

Kent St.

81

Northern Illinois

80

Toledo

76

Bowling Green

99

Ball St.

86

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Buffalo (29-3)

5

Central Michigan (23-10)

7

Northern Illinois (27-16)

3

Bowling Green (21-11)

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Site: Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

UNC Central

75

Delaware St.

57

Howard

80

Bethune-Cookman

71

North Carolina A&T

82

Coppin St.

79 ot

Norfolk St.

78

South Carolina St.

73

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

North Carolina A&T (19-12)

3

North Carolina Central (16-15)

1

Norfolk St. (20-12)

4

Howard (17-15)

Mountain West Conference

Site: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Nevada

77

Boise St.

69

San Diego St.

63

UNLV

55

Utah St.

91

New Mexico

83

Fresno St.

76

Air Force

50

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

1

Nevada (29-3)

4

San Diego St. (20-11)

2

Utah St. (26-6)

3

Fresno St. (22-8)

Pac-12 Conference

Site: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Washington

78

USC

75

Colorado

73

Oregon St.

58

Arizona St.

83

UCLA

72

Oregon

66

Utah

54

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Washington (25-7)

5

Colorado (21-11)

2

Arizona St. (22-9)

6

Oregon (21-12)

Southland Conference

Site: Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

New Orleans

76

Lamar

72

Southeastern Louisiana

79

Central Arkansas

65

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Sam Houston St. (21-10)

4

New Orleans (18-12)

2

Abilene Christian (25-6)

3

Southeastern Louisiana (17-15)

Southeastern Conference

Site: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Florida

66

Arkansas

50

Auburn

81

Missouri

71

Alabama

62

Ole Miss

57

Mississippi St.

80

Texas A&M

54

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

LSU (26-5)

8

Florida (18-14)

4

South Carolina (16-15)

5

Auburn (23-9)

2

Kentucky (26-5)

10

Alabama (18-14)

3

Tennessee (27-4)

6

Mississippi St. (23-9)

Sun Belt Conference

Site: 1st Rd at Higher Seed, Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Louisiana Monroe

80

Coastal Carolina

50

South Alabama

70

Louisiana

69

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

3

Georgia Southern (20-11)

7

Louisiana Monroe (18-14)

4

Texas St. (23-8)

8

South Alabama (17-16)

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Site: at Higher Seeds

Quarterfinals–Tuesday, March 12

Prairie View A&M

86

Alcorn St.

66

Grambling

59

Arkansas Pine Bluff

52

Alabama St.

58

Jackson St.

49

Texas Southern

80

Southern

70

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Prairie View A&M (21-12)

4

Grambling (17-15)

2

Texas Southern (20-12)

6

Alabama St. (12-18)

Western Athletic Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

New Mexico St.

86

Chicago St.

49

UT RGV

85

Cal St. Bakersfield

70

Grand Canyon

84

Seattle

75

Utah Valley

70

UM Kansas City

64

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

New Mexico St. (28-4)

4

UT Rio Grande Valley (19-15)

2

Utah Valley (24-8)

3/6

Grand Canyon (19-12)

 

 

 

 

March 11, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Monday, March 11, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Savannah State

85.2

0.0

Delaware State

79.5

5.7

Hofstra

106.3

0.0

Delaware

95.0

11.3

Wofford

113.2

0.0

UNC Greensboro

105.8

7.4

North Dakota State

97.8

0.0

Western Illinois

92.6

5.2

Central Michigan

101.9

2.5

Western Michigan

94.6

9.8

Wright State

102.9

0.0

Green Bay

97.8

5.1

Eastern Michigan

100.3

3.0

Ball State

102.8

0.5

Akron

103.5

2.5

Miami (OH)

101.2

4.8

Charleston

103.4

1.5

Northeastern

105.8

-0.9

Gonzaga

124.4

0.0

Pepperdine

100.6

23.8

Iona

98.0

0.0

Monmouth

93.9

4.1

Northern Illinois

101.1

2.5

Ohio

98.4

5.2

Northern Kentucky

104.4

0.0

Oakland

98.3

6.1

Omaha

100.1

0.0

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.5

0.6

Saint Mary’s

110.4

0.0

San Diego

105.5

4.9

 

PiRate Ratings  (1-353)

Rk

Team

PiRate

Conf

1

Gonzaga

124.4

West Coast

2

Virginia

123.3

ACC

3

Duke

123.2

ACC

4

North Carolina

121.0

ACC

5

Michigan St.

120.5

Big Ten

6

Tennessee

118.9

SEC

7

Kentucky

118.3

SEC

8

Texas Tech

118.3

Big 12

9

Michigan

118.1

Big Ten

10

Purdue

117.6

Big Ten

11

Virginia Tech

116.5

ACC

12

Wisconsin

115.7

Big Ten

13

Auburn

115.7

SEC

14

Nevada

115.0

Mtn West

15

Houston

115.0

AAC

16

Kansas

114.9

Big 12

17

Florida St.

114.7

ACC

18

Iowa St.

114.1

Big 12

19

Louisville

114.0

ACC

20

LSU

114.0

SEC

21

Buffalo

113.6

MAC

22

Maryland

113.4

Big Ten

23

Mississippi St.

113.4

SEC

24

Villanova

113.3

Big East

25

Kansas St.

113.2

Big 12

26

Wofford

113.2

SoCon

27

North Carolina St.

112.9

ACC

28

Marquette

112.6

Big East

29

Clemson

112.2

ACC

30

Texas

112.0

Big 12

31

Florida

111.7

SEC

32

Cincinnati

111.4

AAC

33

Oklahoma

111.3

Big 12

34

Syracuse

111.3

ACC

35

Virginia Commonwealth

111.1

Atl 10

36

Iowa

110.9

Big Ten

37

Indiana

110.6

Big Ten

38

Baylor

110.6

Big 12

39

Central Florida

110.6

AAC

40

Nebraska

110.5

Big Ten

41

Saint Mary’s

110.4

West Coast

42

Ohio St.

110.3

Big Ten

43

Penn St.

110.2

Big Ten

44

Mississippi

110.1

SEC

45

Creighton

110.0

Big East

46

Utah St.

110.0

Mtn West

47

TCU

110.0

Big 12

48

Minnesota

109.3

Big Ten

49

Oregon

109.3

Pac-12

50

Belmont

109.0

Ohio Val

51

Murray St.

109.0

Ohio Val

52

Lipscomb

108.8

A-Sun

53

Arkansas

108.7

SEC

54

Seton Hall

108.4

Big East

55

Dayton

108.4

Atl 10

56

Arizona St.

108.4

Pac-12

57

Butler

108.2

Big East

58

Alabama

108.0

SEC

59

Toledo

107.9

MAC

60

Furman

107.8

SoCon

61

St. John’s

107.8

Big East

62

New Mexico St.

107.7

WAC

63

Miami (Fla)

107.5

ACC

64

Fresno St.

107.5

Mtn West

65

Northwestern

107.2

Big Ten

66

Temple

107.2

AAC

67

Xavier

107.2

Big East

68

San Francisco

107.0

West Coast

69

Colorado

107.0

Pac-12

70

Davidson

106.8

Atl 10

71

Memphis

106.8

AAC

72

South Carolina

106.8

SEC

73

Providence

106.7

Big East

74

Hofstra

106.3

Colonial

75

East Tennessee St.

106.3

SoCon

76

Georgetown

106.3

Big East

77

Liberty

106.2

A-Sun

78

Illinois

106.2

Big Ten

79

Oregon St.

106.2

Pac-12

80

Missouri

106.1

SEC

81

Rutgers

106.0

Big Ten

82

Yale

106.0

Ivy

83

Vermont

106.0

Amer East

84

Notre Dame

105.9

ACC

85

Arizona

105.9

Pac-12

86

UNC Greensboro

105.8

SoCon

87

Northeastern

105.8

Colonial

88

USC

105.7

Pac-12

89

South Dakota St.

105.6

Summit

90

BYU

105.6

West Coast

91

Washington

105.5

Pac-12

92

UC Irvine

105.5

Big West

93

San Diego

105.5

West Coast

94

Texas A&M

105.4

SEC

95

Connecticut

105.2

AAC

96

Pittsburgh

105.1

ACC

97

West Virginia

104.9

Big 12

98

DePaul

104.9

Big East

99

UCLA

104.9

Pac-12

100

Oklahoma St.

104.8

Big 12

101

Wichita St.

104.8

AAC

102

Grand Canyon

104.7

WAC

103

Georgia Tech

104.6

ACC

104

Georgia Southern

104.6

Sun Belt

105

Northern Kentucky

104.4

Horizon

106

Boston College

104.3

ACC

107

SMU

104.2

AAC

108

Utah

104.2

Pac-12

109

Utah Valley

104.0

WAC

110

Stanford

103.9

Pac-12

111

San Diego St.

103.8

Mtn West

112

Loyola (Chi)

103.8

Missouri Val

113

Old Dominion

103.8

CUSA

114

Penn

103.6

Ivy

115

Georgia St.

103.6

Sun Belt

116

Georgia

103.5

SEC

117

Akron

103.5

MAC

118

Charleston

103.4

Colonial

119

Southern Miss

103.4

CUSA

120

Saint Louis

103.3

Atl 10

121

South Florida

103.2

AAC

122

Texas St.

103.2

Sun Belt

123

Jacksonville St.

103.2

Ohio Val

124

Tulsa

103.2

AAC

125

Western Kentucky

103.1

CUSA

126

Austin Peay

103.0

Ohio Val

127

Bowling Green

103.0

MAC

128

Harvard

102.9

Ivy

129

St. Bonaventure

102.9

Atl 10

130

Wright St.

102.9

Horizon

131

Ball St.

102.8

MAC

132

Drake

102.8

Missouri Val

133

Montana

102.8

Big Sky

134

Boise St.

102.6

Mtn West

135

Rhode Island

102.4

Atl 10

136

Radford

102.4

Big South

137

Loyola Marymount

102.2

West Coast

138

Colgate

102.1

Patriot

139

Bucknell

102.0

Patriot

140

Vanderbilt

102.0

SEC

141

Central Michigan

101.9

MAC

142

Louisiana Tech

101.8

CUSA

143

Southern Illinois

101.6

Missouri Val

144

Washington St.

101.6

Pac-12

145

Kent St.

101.5

MAC

146

Brown

101.4

Ivy

147

George Mason

101.4

Atl 10

148

Louisiana Monroe

101.3

Sun Belt

149

Miami (O)

101.2

MAC

150

UNLV

101.1

Mtn West

151

Northern Illinois

101.1

MAC

152

UC Santa Barbara

101.0

Big West

153

North Texas

100.9

CUSA

154

Abilene Christian

100.9

Southland

155

Coastal Carolina

100.7

Sun Belt

156

Pepperdine

100.6

West Coast

157

Samford

100.5

SoCon

158

Northern Colorado

100.4

Big Sky

159

Wake Forest

100.3

ACC

160

Eastern Michigan

100.3

MAC

161

Stony Brook

100.1

Amer East

162

UAB

100.1

CUSA

163

Gardner Webb

100.1

Big South

164

Omaha

100.1

Summit

165

Duquesne

100.1

Atl 10

166

Bradley

99.9

Missouri Val

167

UT Arlington

99.8

Sun Belt

168

Lehigh

99.8

Patriot

169

UTSA

99.8

CUSA

170

Louisiana

99.7

Sun Belt

171

Marshall

99.7

CUSA

172

Missouri St.

99.6

Missouri Val

173

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.5

Summit

174

Saint Joseph’s

99.4

Atl 10

175

Charleston Southern

99.4

Big South

176

Princeton

99.3

Ivy

177

Northern Iowa

99.3

Missouri Val

178

New Mexico

99.3

Mtn West

179

Sam Houston St.

99.2

Southland

180

Winthrop

99.2

Big South

181

Colorado St.

99.2

Mtn West

182

Richmond

99.0

Atl 10

183

Cal St. Fullerton

98.9

Big West

184

NJIT

98.8

A-Sun

185

Hartford

98.8

Amer East

186

Campbell

98.8

Big South

187

Florida Atlantic

98.7

CUSA

188

Seattle

98.6

WAC

189

Presbyterian

98.5

Big South

190

Weber St.

98.5

Big Sky

191

Ohio

98.4

MAC

192

Hawaii

98.4

Big West

193

Rider

98.4

Metro Atl

194

Oakland

98.3

Horizon

195

Mercer

98.2

SoCon

196

Illinois St.

98.1

Missouri Val

197

Hampton

98.1

Big South

198

Iona

98.0

Metro Atl

199

IUPUI

98.0

Horizon

200

Santa Clara

98.0

West Coast

201

American

98.0

Patriot

202

Lamar

98.0

Southland

203

North Florida

98.0

A-Sun

204

Appalachian St.

97.9

Sun Belt

205

Valparaiso

97.8

Missouri Val

206

Green Bay

97.8

Horizon

207

North Dakota St.

97.8

Summit

208

UT Rio Grande Valley

97.6

WAC

209

California Baptist

97.5

WAC

210

Massachusetts

97.5

Atl 10

211

Florida Int’l.

97.4

CUSA

212

Dartmouth

97.4

Ivy

213

South Alabama

97.4

Sun Belt

214

Illinois Chicago

97.3

Horizon

215

William & Mary

97.3

Colonial

216

La Salle

97.2

Atl 10

217

Indiana St.

97.2

Missouri Val

218

Columbia

97.2

Ivy

219

Pacific

97.1

West Coast

220

Fairleigh Dickinson

97.1

Northeast

221

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.0

Amer East

222

Long Beach St.

96.9

Big West

223

Texas Southern

96.9

SWAC

224

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.7

WAC

225

South Dakota

96.7

Summit

226

Quinnipiac

96.6

Metro Atl

227

Cornell

96.4

Ivy

228

Evansville

96.4

Missouri Val

229

Boston University

96.2

Patriot

230

High Point

96.2

Big South

231

Little Rock

96.1

Sun Belt

232

Prairie View A&M

96.1

SWAC

233

Florida Gulf Coast

96.0

A-Sun

234

Holy Cross

95.9

Patriot

235

St. Francis PA

95.8

Northeast

236

Army

95.8

Patriot

237

UC Davis

95.6

Big West

238

Troy

95.6

Sun Belt

239

Sacred Heart

95.5

Northeast

240

Eastern Washington

95.5

Big Sky

241

Eastern Kentucky

95.4

Ohio Val

242

Middle Tennessee

95.2

CUSA

243

Fordham

95.2

Atl 10

244

Drexel

95.2

Colonial

245

Montana St.

95.2

Big Sky

246

Siena

95.1

Metro Atl

247

Norfolk St.

95.1

MEAC

248

California

95.0

Pac-12

249

Long Island

95.0

Northeast

250

Delaware

95.0

Colonial

251

Missouri Kansas City

95.0

WAC

252

Robert Morris

94.9

Northeast

253

UMass Lowell

94.9

Amer East

254

Air Force

94.8

Mtn West

255

Morehead St.

94.8

Ohio Val

256

Southeastern Louisiana

94.7

Southland

257

Portland St.

94.7

Big Sky

258

Western Michigan

94.6

MAC

259

Canisius

94.6

Metro Atl

260

UNC Wilmington

94.6

Colonial

261

Arkansas St.

94.5

Sun Belt

262

North Dakota

94.5

Summit

263

The Citadel

94.5

SoCon

264

Jacksonville

94.4

A-Sun

265

Detroit

94.4

Horizon

266

Marist

94.4

Metro Atl

267

Rice

94.3

CUSA

268

Chattanooga

94.3

SoCon

269

Sacramento St.

94.2

Big Sky

270

New Orleans

94.0

Southland

271

Towson

94.0

Colonial

272

Albany

94.0

Amer East

273

Loyola (MD)

93.9

Patriot

274

St. Francis (BKN)

93.9

Northeast

275

Monmouth

93.9

Metro Atl

276

James Madison

93.9

Colonial

277

Grambling St.

93.7

SWAC

278

Texas A&M-CC

93.7

Southland

279

East Carolina

93.7

AAC

280

Cal St. Northridge

93.7

Big West

281

Youngstown St.

93.5

Horizon

282

Houston Baptist

93.3

Southland

283

George Washington

93.3

Atl 10

284

Fairfield

93.2

Metro Atl

285

Navy

93.1

Patriot

286

Southern Utah

93.0

Big Sky

287

Tulane

92.9

AAC

288

Western Carolina

92.9

SoCon

289

North Carolina Central

92.8

MEAC

290

Cleveland St.

92.8

Horizon

291

Milwaukee

92.6

Horizon

292

Oral Roberts

92.6

Summit

293

Western Illinois

92.6

Summit

294

UT Martin

92.5

Ohio Val

295

UTEP

92.5

CUSA

296

Bethune Cookman

92.5

MEAC

297

Tennessee St.

92.5

Ohio Val

298

Lafayette

92.4

Patriot

299

North Carolina A&T

92.2

MEAC

300

Longwood

92.2

Big South

301

Charlotte

92.2

CUSA

302

Wagner

92.1

Northeast

303

Stephen F. Austin

92.1

Southland

304

Northern Arizona

92.1

Big Sky

305

Saint Peter’s

92.0

Metro Atl

306

VMI

91.9

SoCon

307

Niagara

91.9

Metro Atl

308

Elon

91.9

Colonial

309

Eastern Illinois

91.7

Ohio Val

310

UC Riverside

91.6

Big West

311

Central Arkansas

91.6

Southland

312

Nicholls St.

91.5

Southland

313

Howard

91.4

MEAC

314

North Alabama

91.2

A-Sun

315

Southeast Missouri St.

91.2

Ohio Val

316

Denver

91.1

Summit

317

Manhattan

90.8

Metro Atl

318

Idaho St.

90.7

Big Sky

319

Wyoming

90.3

Mtn West

320

Arkansas Pine Bluff

90.2

SWAC

321

Central Connecticut

90.0

Northeast

322

Jackson St.

89.9

SWAC

323

Binghamton

89.8

Amer East

324

Mount St. Mary’s

89.7

Northeast

325

Portland

89.6

West Coast

326

Florida A&M

89.6

MEAC

327

Tennessee Tech

89.5

Ohio Val

328

Bryant

89.3

Northeast

329

McNeese St.

88.9

Southland

330

Alabama St.

88.8

SWAC

331

Maine

88.6

Amer East

332

Cal Poly

88.4

Big West

333

SIU Edwardsville

88.0

Ohio Val

334

Stetson

87.9

A-Sun

335

USC Upstate

87.7

Big South

336

Morgan St.

87.6

MEAC

337

Southern

87.3

SWAC

338

South Carolina St.

87.3

MEAC

339

Northwestern St.

86.4

Southland

340

New Hampshire

86.2

Amer East

341

Kennesaw St.

86.1

A-Sun

342

San Jose St.

85.4

Mtn West

343

Savannah St.

85.2

MEAC

344

Idaho

85.0

Big Sky

345

Coppin St.

84.9

MEAC

346

Incarnate Word

84.6

Southland

347

Alabama A&M

84.6

SWAC

348

UNC Asheville

84.1

Big South

349

Alcorn St.

84.0

SWAC

350

Mississippi Valley St.

82.8

SWAC

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.1

MEAC

352

Delaware St.

79.5

MEAC

353

Chicago St.

79.3

WAC

PiRate Ratings (Alphabetical)

Rk

Team

PiRate

154

Abilene Christian

100.9

254

Air Force

94.8

117

Akron

103.5

58

Alabama

108.0

347

Alabama A&M

84.6

330

Alabama St.

88.8

272

Albany

94.0

349

Alcorn St.

84.0

201

American

98.0

204

Appalachian St.

97.9

85

Arizona

105.9

56

Arizona St.

108.4

53

Arkansas

108.7

320

Arkansas Pine Bluff

90.2

261

Arkansas St.

94.5

236

Army

95.8

13

Auburn

115.7

126

Austin Peay

103.0

131

Ball St.

102.8

38

Baylor

110.6

50

Belmont

109.0

296

Bethune Cookman

92.5

323

Binghamton

89.8

134

Boise St.

102.6

106

Boston College

104.3

229

Boston University

96.2

127

Bowling Green

103.0

166

Bradley

99.9

146

Brown

101.4

328

Bryant

89.3

139

Bucknell

102.0

21

Buffalo

113.6

57

Butler

108.2

90

BYU

105.6

332

Cal Poly

88.4

224

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.7

183

Cal St. Fullerton

98.9

280

Cal St. Northridge

93.7

248

California

95.0

209

California Baptist

97.5

186

Campbell

98.8

259

Canisius

94.6

311

Central Arkansas

91.6

321

Central Connecticut

90.0

39

Central Florida

110.6

141

Central Michigan

101.9

118

Charleston

103.4

175

Charleston Southern

99.4

301

Charlotte

92.2

268

Chattanooga

94.3

353

Chicago St.

79.3

32

Cincinnati

111.4

29

Clemson

112.2

290

Cleveland St.

92.8

155

Coastal Carolina

100.7

138

Colgate

102.1

69

Colorado

107.0

181

Colorado St.

99.2

218

Columbia

97.2

95

Connecticut

105.2

345

Coppin St.

84.9

227

Cornell

96.4

45

Creighton

110.0

212

Dartmouth

97.4

70

Davidson

106.8

55

Dayton

108.4

250

Delaware

95.0

352

Delaware St.

79.5

316

Denver

91.1

98

DePaul

104.9

265

Detroit

94.4

132

Drake

102.8

244

Drexel

95.2

3

Duke

123.2

165

Duquesne

100.1

279

East Carolina

93.7

75

East Tennessee St.

106.3

309

Eastern Illinois

91.7

241

Eastern Kentucky

95.4

160

Eastern Michigan

100.3

240

Eastern Washington

95.5

308

Elon

91.9

228

Evansville

96.4

284

Fairfield

93.2

220

Fairleigh Dickinson

97.1

31

Florida

111.7

326

Florida A&M

89.6

187

Florida Atlantic

98.7

233

Florida Gulf Coast

96.0

211

Florida Int’l.

97.4

17

Florida St.

114.7

243

Fordham

95.2

64

Fresno St.

107.5

60

Furman

107.8

163

Gardner Webb

100.1

147

George Mason

101.4

283

George Washington

93.3

76

Georgetown

106.3

116

Georgia

103.5

104

Georgia Southern

104.6

115

Georgia St.

103.6

103

Georgia Tech

104.6

1

Gonzaga

124.4

277

Grambling St.

93.7

102

Grand Canyon

104.7

206

Green Bay

97.8

197

Hampton

98.1

185

Hartford

98.8

128

Harvard

102.9

192

Hawaii

98.4

230

High Point

96.2

74

Hofstra

106.3

234

Holy Cross

95.9

15

Houston

115.0

282

Houston Baptist

93.3

313

Howard

91.4

344

Idaho

85.0

318

Idaho St.

90.7

78

Illinois

106.2

214

Illinois Chicago

97.3

196

Illinois St.

98.1

346

Incarnate Word

84.6

37

Indiana

110.6

217

Indiana St.

97.2

198

Iona

98.0

36

Iowa

110.9

18

Iowa St.

114.1

199

IUPUI

98.0

322

Jackson St.

89.9

264

Jacksonville

94.4

123

Jacksonville St.

103.2

276

James Madison

93.9

16

Kansas

114.9

25

Kansas St.

113.2

341

Kennesaw St.

86.1

145

Kent St.

101.5

7

Kentucky

118.3

216

La Salle

97.2

298

Lafayette

92.4

202

Lamar

98.0

168

Lehigh

99.8

77

Liberty

106.2

52

Lipscomb

108.8

231

Little Rock

96.1

222

Long Beach St.

96.9

249

Long Island

95.0

300

Longwood

92.2

170

Louisiana

99.7

148

Louisiana Monroe

101.3

142

Louisiana Tech

101.8

19

Louisville

114.0

112

Loyola (Chi)

103.8

273

Loyola (MD)

93.9

137

Loyola Marymount

102.2

20

LSU

114.0

331

Maine

88.6

317

Manhattan

90.8

266

Marist

94.4

28

Marquette

112.6

171

Marshall

99.7

22

Maryland

113.4

221

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.0

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.1

210

Massachusetts

97.5

329

McNeese St.

88.9

71

Memphis

106.8

195

Mercer

98.2

63

Miami (Fla)

107.5

149

Miami (O)

101.2

9

Michigan

118.1

5

Michigan St.

120.5

242

Middle Tennessee

95.2

291

Milwaukee

92.6

48

Minnesota

109.3

44

Mississippi

110.1

23

Mississippi St.

113.4

350

Mississippi Valley St.

82.8

80

Missouri

106.1

251

Missouri Kansas City

95.0

172

Missouri St.

99.6

275

Monmouth

93.9

133

Montana

102.8

245

Montana St.

95.2

255

Morehead St.

94.8

336

Morgan St.

87.6

324

Mount St. Mary’s

89.7

51

Murray St.

109.0

285

Navy

93.1

40

Nebraska

110.5

14

Nevada

115.0

340

New Hampshire

86.2

178

New Mexico

99.3

62

New Mexico St.

107.7

270

New Orleans

94.0

307

Niagara

91.9

312

Nicholls St.

91.5

184

NJIT

98.8

247

Norfolk St.

95.1

314

North Alabama

91.2

4

North Carolina

121.0

299

North Carolina A&T

92.2

289

North Carolina Central

92.8

27

North Carolina St.

112.9

262

North Dakota

94.5

207

North Dakota St.

97.8

203

North Florida

98.0

153

North Texas

100.9

87

Northeastern

105.8

304

Northern Arizona

92.1

158

Northern Colorado

100.4

151

Northern Illinois

101.1

177

Northern Iowa

99.3

105

Northern Kentucky

104.4

65

Northwestern

107.2

339

Northwestern St.

86.4

84

Notre Dame

105.9

194

Oakland

98.3

191

Ohio

98.4

42

Ohio St.

110.3

33

Oklahoma

111.3

100

Oklahoma St.

104.8

113

Old Dominion

103.8

164

Omaha

100.1

292

Oral Roberts

92.6

49

Oregon

109.3

79

Oregon St.

106.2

219

Pacific

97.1

114

Penn

103.6

43

Penn St.

110.2

156

Pepperdine

100.6

96

Pittsburgh

105.1

325

Portland

89.6

257

Portland St.

94.7

232

Prairie View A&M

96.1

189

Presbyterian

98.5

176

Princeton

99.3

73

Providence

106.7

10

Purdue

117.6

173

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.5

226

Quinnipiac

96.6

136

Radford

102.4

135

Rhode Island

102.4

267

Rice

94.3

182

Richmond

99.0

193

Rider

98.4

252

Robert Morris

94.9

81

Rutgers

106.0

269

Sacramento St.

94.2

239

Sacred Heart

95.5

174

Saint Joseph’s

99.4

120

Saint Louis

103.3

41

Saint Mary’s

110.4

305

Saint Peter’s

92.0

179

Sam Houston St.

99.2

157

Samford

100.5

93

San Diego

105.5

111

San Diego St.

103.8

68

San Francisco

107.0

342

San Jose St.

85.4

200

Santa Clara

98.0

343

Savannah St.

85.2

188

Seattle

98.6

54

Seton Hall

108.4

246

Siena

95.1

333

SIU Edwardsville

88.0

107

SMU

104.2

213

South Alabama

97.4

72

South Carolina

106.8

338

South Carolina St.

87.3

225

South Dakota

96.7

89

South Dakota St.

105.6

121

South Florida

103.2

315

Southeast Missouri St.

91.2

256

Southeastern Louisiana

94.7

337

Southern

87.3

143

Southern Illinois

101.6

119

Southern Miss

103.4

286

Southern Utah

93.0

129

St. Bonaventure

102.9

274

St. Francis (BKN)

93.9

235

St. Francis PA

95.8

61

St. John’s

107.8

110

Stanford

103.9

303

Stephen F. Austin

92.1

334

Stetson

87.9

161

Stony Brook

100.1

34

Syracuse

111.3

47

TCU

110.0

66

Temple

107.2

6

Tennessee

118.9

297

Tennessee St.

92.5

327

Tennessee Tech

89.5

30

Texas

112.0

94

Texas A&M

105.4

278

Texas A&M-CC

93.7

223

Texas Southern

96.9

122

Texas St.

103.2

8

Texas Tech

118.3

263

The Citadel

94.5

59

Toledo

107.9

271

Towson

94.0

238

Troy

95.6

287

Tulane

92.9

124

Tulsa

103.2

162

UAB

100.1

237

UC Davis

95.6

92

UC Irvine

105.5

310

UC Riverside

91.6

152

UC Santa Barbara

101.0

99

UCLA

104.9

253

UMass Lowell

94.9

348

UNC Asheville

84.1

86

UNC Greensboro

105.8

260

UNC Wilmington

94.6

150

UNLV

101.1

88

USC

105.7

335

USC Upstate

87.7

167

UT Arlington

99.8

294

UT Martin

92.5

208

UT Rio Grande Valley

97.6

108

Utah

104.2

46

Utah St.

110.0

109

Utah Valley

104.0

295

UTEP

92.5

169

UTSA

99.8

205

Valparaiso

97.8

140

Vanderbilt

102.0

83

Vermont

106.0

24

Villanova

113.3

2

Virginia

123.3

35

Virginia Commonwealth

111.1

11

Virginia Tech

116.5

306

VMI

91.9

302

Wagner

92.1

159

Wake Forest

100.3

91

Washington

105.5

144

Washington St.

101.6

190

Weber St.

98.5

97

West Virginia

104.9

288

Western Carolina

92.9

293

Western Illinois

92.6

125

Western Kentucky

103.1

258

Western Michigan

94.6

101

Wichita St.

104.8

215

William & Mary

97.3

180

Winthrop

99.2

12

Wisconsin

115.7

26

Wofford

113.2

130

Wright St.

102.9

319

Wyoming

90.3

67

Xavier

107.2

82

Yale

106.0

281

Youngstown St.

93.5

 

PiRate Ratings (Conference)

#

America East

PiRate

83

Vermont

106.0

161

Stony Brook

100.1

185

Hartford

98.8

221

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.0

253

UMass Lowell

94.9

272

Albany

94.0

323

Binghamton

89.8

331

Maine

88.6

340

New Hampshire

86.2

 

 

#

American Athletic

PiRate

15

Houston

115.0

32

Cincinnati

111.4

39

Central Florida

110.6

66

Temple

107.2

71

Memphis

106.8

95

Connecticut

105.2

101

Wichita St.

104.8

107

SMU

104.2

121

South Florida

103.2

124

Tulsa

103.2

279

East Carolina

93.7

287

Tulane

92.9

 

 

#

Atlantic 10

PiRate

35

Virginia Commonwealth

111.1

55

Dayton

108.4

70

Davidson

106.8

120

Saint Louis

103.3

129

St. Bonaventure

102.9

135

Rhode Island

102.4

147

George Mason

101.4

165

Duquesne

100.1

174

Saint Joseph’s

99.4

182

Richmond

99.0

210

Massachusetts

97.5

216

La Salle

97.2

243

Fordham

95.2

283

George Washington

93.3

 

 

#

Atlantic Coast

PiRate

2

Virginia

123.3

3

Duke

123.2

4

North Carolina

121.0

11

Virginia Tech

116.5

17

Florida St.

114.7

19

Louisville

114.0

27

North Carolina St.

112.9

29

Clemson

112.2

34

Syracuse

111.3

63

Miami (Fla)

107.5

84

Notre Dame

105.9

96

Pittsburgh

105.1

103

Georgia Tech

104.6

106

Boston College

104.3

159

Wake Forest

100.3

 

 

#

Atlantic Sun

PiRate

52

Lipscomb

108.8

77

Liberty

106.2

184

NJIT

98.8

203

North Florida

98.0

233

Florida Gulf Coast

96.0

264

Jacksonville

94.4

314

North Alabama

91.2

334

Stetson

87.9

341

Kennesaw St.

86.1

 

 

#

Big 12

PiRate

8

Texas Tech

118.3

16

Kansas

114.9

18

Iowa St.

114.1

25

Kansas St.

113.2

30

Texas

112.0

33

Oklahoma

111.3

38

Baylor

110.6

47

TCU

110.0

97

West Virginia

104.9

100

Oklahoma St.

104.8

 

 

#

Big East

PiRate

24

Villanova

113.3

28

Marquette

112.6

45

Creighton

110.0

54

Seton Hall

108.4

57

Butler

108.2

61

St. John’s

107.8

67

Xavier

107.2

73

Providence

106.7

76

Georgetown

106.3

98

DePaul

104.9

 

 

#

Big Sky

PiRate

133

Montana

102.8

158

Northern Colorado

100.4

190

Weber St.

98.5

240

Eastern Washington

95.5

245

Montana St.

95.2

257

Portland St.

94.7

269

Sacramento St.

94.2

286

Southern Utah

93.0

304

Northern Arizona

92.1

318

Idaho St.

90.7

344

Idaho

85.0

 

 

#

Big South

PiRate

136

Radford

102.4

163

Gardner Webb

100.1

175

Charleston Southern

99.4

180

Winthrop

99.2

186

Campbell

98.8

189

Presbyterian

98.5

197

Hampton

98.1

230

High Point

96.2

300

Longwood

92.2

335

USC Upstate

87.7

348

UNC Asheville

84.1

 

 

#

Big Ten

PiRate

5

Michigan St.

120.5

9

Michigan

118.1

10

Purdue

117.6

12

Wisconsin

115.7

22

Maryland

113.4

36

Iowa

110.9

37

Indiana

110.6

40

Nebraska

110.5

42

Ohio St.

110.3

43

Penn St.

110.2

48

Minnesota

109.3

65

Northwestern

107.2

78

Illinois

106.2

81

Rutgers

106.0

 

 

#

Big West

PiRate

92

UC Irvine

105.5

152

UC Santa Barbara

101.0

183

Cal St. Fullerton

98.9

192

Hawaii

98.4

222

Long Beach St.

96.9

237

UC Davis

95.6

280

Cal St. Northridge

93.7

310

UC Riverside

91.6

332

Cal Poly

88.4

 

 

#

Colonial Athletic

PiRate

74

Hofstra

106.3

87

Northeastern

105.8

118

Charleston

103.4

215

William & Mary

97.3

244

Drexel

95.2

250

Delaware

95.0

260

UNC Wilmington

94.6

271

Towson

94.0

276

James Madison

93.9

308

Elon

91.9

 

 

#

Conference USA

PiRate

113

Old Dominion

103.8

119

Southern Miss

103.4

125

Western Kentucky

103.1

142

Louisiana Tech

101.8

153

North Texas

100.9

162

UAB

100.1

169

UTSA

99.8

171

Marshall

99.7

187

Florida Atlantic

98.7

211

Florida Int’l.

97.4

242

Middle Tennessee

95.2

267

Rice

94.3

295

UTEP

92.5

301

Charlotte

92.2

 

 

#

Horizon

PiRate

105

Northern Kentucky

104.4

130

Wright St.

102.9

194

Oakland

98.3

199

IUPUI

98.0

206

Green Bay

97.8

214

Illinois Chicago

97.3

265

Detroit

94.4

281

Youngstown St.

93.5

290

Cleveland St.

92.8

291

Milwaukee

92.6

 

 

#

Ivy

PiRate

82

Yale

106.0

114

Penn

103.6

128

Harvard

102.9

146

Brown

101.4

176

Princeton

99.3

212

Dartmouth

97.4

218

Columbia

97.2

227

Cornell

96.4

 

 

#

Metro Atlantic

PiRate

193

Rider

98.4

198

Iona

98.0

226

Quinnipiac

96.6

246

Siena

95.1

259

Canisius

94.6

266

Marist

94.4

275

Monmouth

93.9

284

Fairfield

93.2

305

Saint Peter’s

92.0

307

Niagara

91.9

317

Manhattan

90.8

 

 

#

Mid-American

PiRate

21

Buffalo

113.6

59

Toledo

107.9

117

Akron

103.5

127

Bowling Green

103.0

131

Ball St.

102.8

141

Central Michigan

101.9

145

Kent St.

101.5

149

Miami (O)

101.2

151

Northern Illinois

101.1

160

Eastern Michigan

100.3

191

Ohio

98.4

258

Western Michigan

94.6

 

 

#

Mideastern Athletic

PiRate

247

Norfolk St.

95.1

289

North Carolina Central

92.8

296

Bethune Cookman

92.5

299

North Carolina A&T

92.2

313

Howard

91.4

326

Florida A&M

89.6

336

Morgan St.

87.6

338

South Carolina St.

87.3

343

Savannah St.

85.2

345

Coppin St.

84.9

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.1

352

Delaware St.

79.5

 

 

#

Missouri Valley

PiRate

112

Loyola (Chi)

103.8

132

Drake

102.8

143

Southern Illinois

101.6

166

Bradley

99.9

172

Missouri St.

99.6

177

Northern Iowa

99.3

196

Illinois St.

98.1

205

Valparaiso

97.8

217

Indiana St.

97.2

228

Evansville

96.4

 

 

#

Mountain West

PiRate

14

Nevada

115.0

46

Utah St.

110.0

64

Fresno St.

107.5

111

San Diego St.

103.8

134

Boise St.

102.6

150

UNLV

101.1

178

New Mexico

99.3

181

Colorado St.

99.2

254

Air Force

94.8

319

Wyoming

90.3

342

San Jose St.

85.4

 

 

#

Northeast

PiRate

220

Fairleigh Dickinson

97.1

235

St. Francis PA

95.8

239

Sacred Heart

95.5

249

Long Island

95.0

252

Robert Morris

94.9

274

St. Francis (BKN)

93.9

302

Wagner

92.1

321

Central Connecticut

90.0

324

Mount St. Mary’s

89.7

328

Bryant

89.3

 

 

#

Ohio Valley

PiRate

50

Belmont

109.0

51

Murray St.

109.0

123

Jacksonville St.

103.2

126

Austin Peay

103.0

241

Eastern Kentucky

95.4

255

Morehead St.

94.8

294

UT Martin

92.5

297

Tennessee St.

92.5

309

Eastern Illinois

91.7

315

Southeast Missouri St.

91.2

327

Tennessee Tech

89.5

333

SIU Edwardsville

88.0

 

 

#

Pac-12

PiRate

49

Oregon

109.3

56

Arizona St.

108.4

69

Colorado

107.0

79

Oregon St.

106.2

85

Arizona

105.9

88

USC

105.7

91

Washington

105.5

99

UCLA

104.9

108

Utah

104.2

110

Stanford

103.9

144

Washington St.

101.6

248

California

95.0

 

 

#

Patriot

PiRate

138

Colgate

102.1

139

Bucknell

102.0

168

Lehigh

99.8

201

American

98.0

229

Boston University

96.2

234

Holy Cross

95.9

236

Army

95.8

273

Loyola (MD)

93.9

285

Navy

93.1

298

Lafayette

92.4

 

 

#

Southeastern

PiRate

6

Tennessee

118.9

7

Kentucky

118.3

13

Auburn

115.7

20

LSU

114.0

23

Mississippi St.

113.4

31

Florida

111.7

44

Mississippi

110.1

53

Arkansas

108.7

58

Alabama

108.0

72

South Carolina

106.8

80

Missouri

106.1

94

Texas A&M

105.4

116

Georgia

103.5

140

Vanderbilt

102.0

 

 

#

Southern

PiRate

26

Wofford

113.2

60

Furman

107.8

75

East Tennessee St.

106.3

86

UNC Greensboro

105.8

157

Samford

100.5

195

Mercer

98.2

263

The Citadel

94.5

268

Chattanooga

94.3

288

Western Carolina

92.9

306

VMI

91.9

 

#

Southland

PiRate

154

Abilene Christian

100.9

179

Sam Houston St.

99.2

202

Lamar

98.0

256

Southeastern Louisiana

94.7

270

New Orleans

94.0

278

Texas A&M-CC

93.7

282

Houston Baptist

93.3

303

Stephen F. Austin

92.1

311

Central Arkansas

91.6

312

Nicholls St.

91.5

329

McNeese St.

88.9

339

Northwestern St.

86.4

346

Incarnate Word

84.6

 

 

#

Southwestern Athletic

PiRate

223

Texas Southern

96.9

232

Prairie View A&M

96.1

277

Grambling St.

93.7

320

Arkansas Pine Bluff

90.2

322

Jackson St.

89.9

330

Alabama St.

88.8

337

Southern

87.3

347

Alabama A&M

84.6

349

Alcorn St.

84.0

350

Mississippi Valley St.

82.8

 

 

#

Summit

PiRate

89

South Dakota St.

105.6

164

Omaha

100.1

173

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.5

207

North Dakota St.

97.8

225

South Dakota

96.7

262

North Dakota

94.5

292

Oral Roberts

92.6

293

Western Illinois

92.6

316

Denver

91.1

 

 

#

Sun Belt

PiRate

104

Georgia Southern

104.6

115

Georgia St.

103.6

122

Texas St.

103.2

148

Louisiana Monroe

101.3

155

Coastal Carolina

100.7

167

UT Arlington

99.8

170

Louisiana

99.7

204

Appalachian St.

97.9

213

South Alabama

97.4

231

Little Rock

96.1

238

Troy

95.6

261

Arkansas St.

94.5

 

 

#

West Coast

PiRate

1

Gonzaga

124.4

41

Saint Mary’s

110.4

68

San Francisco

107.0

90

BYU

105.6

93

San Diego

105.5

137

Loyola Marymount

102.2

156

Pepperdine

100.6

200

Santa Clara

98.0

219

Pacific

97.1

325

Portland

89.6

 

 

#

Western Athletic

PiRate

62

New Mexico St.

107.7

102

Grand Canyon

104.7

109

Utah Valley

104.0

188

Seattle

98.6

208

UT Rio Grande Valley

97.6

209

California Baptist

97.5

224

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.7

251

Missouri Kansas City

95.0

353

Chicago St.

79.3

 

Conference Tournaments Update

Atlantic Sun Conference

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

Liberty

74

Lipscomb

68

 

 

Big South Conference

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

Gardner-Webb

76

Radford

65

 

 

Colonial Athletic Association

Site: North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC

Quarterfinals–Sunday, March 10

Hofstra

76

James Madison

67

Delaware

85

William & Mary

79

Northeastern

80

UNC Wilmington

59

Charleston

73

Drexel

61

 

Semifinals–Monday, March 11

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Hofstra (26-6)

5

Delaware (17-15)

2

Northeastern (21-10)

3

Charleston (24-8)

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

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

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Iona

73

Siena

57

Monmouth

73

Canisius

59

Championship Game–Monday, March 11

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Iona (16-15)

6

Monmouth (14-20)

 

 

Mid-American Conference (MACtion)

Site: 1st Rd @ Higher Seeds/ Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

First Round–Monday, March 11

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

8

Akron (16-15)

9

Miami (O) (15-16)

5

Central Michigan (21-10)

12

Western Michigan (8-23)

7

Northern Illinois (15-16)

10

Ohio (14-16)

6

Eastern Michigan (15-16)

11

Ball St. (15-16)

 

 

Missouri Valley Conference (Arch Madness)

Site: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

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

Bradley

57

Northern Iowa

54

 

 

Patriot League

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Colgate

80

Navy

70

Bucknell

97

Lehigh

75

 

*** Championship Game–Wednesday, March 13 ***

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Colgate (23-10)

2

Bucknell (21-10)

 

 

Southern Conference

Site: US Cellular Center, Asheville, NC

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Wofford

81

East Tennessee St.

72

UNC Greensboro

66

Furman

62

 

*** Championship Game–Monday, March 11 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Wofford (28-4)

2

UNC Greensboro (28-5)

 

 

Summit League

Site: Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Quarterfinals

North Dakota St.

86

Oral Roberts

73

Purdue Ft. Wayne

96

South Dakota

70

 

Semifinals–Monday, March 11

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Western Illinois (10-20)

4

North Dakota St. (16-15)

2

Omaha (20-10)

3

Purdue Ft. Wayne (18-14)

 

West Coast Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

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 With Automatic Bids

Team

Conf

W-L

Liberty

Atlantic Sun

28-6

Gardner-Webb

Big South

23-11

Murray St.

Ohio Valley

27-4

Bradley

Missouri Valley

20-14

 

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