The Pi-Rate Ratings

December 1, 2021

PiRate Picks–December 3-4, 2021

A November To Remember!

The last three weeks of PiRate Picks have seen an incredible winning streak only seen twice before at this site. In that time, we wagered on 11 different Money Line parlays and single games, all at odds of +150 or more. At 100 imaginary dollars per imaginary wager, we have seen an imaginary return of $2,770.35, for an imaginary profit of $1,670.35. That comes to an imaginary return on investment of 152% !

Last week, we placed a governor on our wagering engine informing you that we had guaranteed ourselves a winning season in imaginary funds, and we had no plans to give the imaginary windfall profits back to the books. We selected two high odds parlays at +201.37 and +150.77. Both of them won for us, although we had to sweat out Alabama’s beating Auburn.

This week being Championship Week, there are few options to choose from with just a tad over a dozen games. We did not have a parlay jump off the sheet. We had to go looking for value and really found very little. If this were for real, we would pocket our profits and withdraw it from the books. But, to not play any parlays would mean you have no reason to read this week’s publication. So, we painstakingly compared odds trying to shop for an extra 5% benefit, and we came up with two parlays that have the odds we want.

If this is your first visit to this site or this weekly feature, here is an important disclaimer: We never play these selections for real. It is strictly an exercise in mathematical fun. We strongly urge you not to play these picks, unless they simply verify the selections you have already considered. We know that about 25-30 of you reading this feature would be considered professional handicappers/players in Nevada and offshore. We don’t worry about your profit/loss from wagering, because that’s your profession and you look at dozens of references. But, if you are reading this and have a legal account with one of the big handicapping corporations, you most likely won’t be able to play these selections at the odds we issue, because we shop around until we find the best odds. In order to replicate our odds, you would have to open accounts with six different books that we have found the best odds this year. Next year, it could be different books entirely.

Here are our two parlays for this week.

December 3-4

Odds:+185.49
Must WinOpponent
Kent St.Northern Illinois
PittsburghWake Forest


Odds:+205.60
Must WinOpponent
Oklahoma St.Baylor
San Diego St.Utah St.
GeorgiaAlabama

November 28, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Football–Championship Week

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This Week’s PiRate Rating Spreads

Champ 1Champ 2PiRateMeanBias
Dec. 3 C-USA Championship Game–7 PM EST on CBSSN

UTSAWestern Kentucky-1.5-2.5-3.5

Dec. 3 Pac-12 Championship Game–8 PM EST on ABC–Las Vegas

UtahOregon8.17.36.6

Dec. 4 Big 12 Championship Game–12 PM EST on ABC–Arlington, TX

Oklahoma St.Baylor8.28.68.7

Dec. 4 MAC Championship Game–12 PM EST on ESPN–Detroit

Northern IllinoisKent St.-3.4-5.7-5.0

Dec. 4 Mountain West Championship Game–3 PM EST on FOX

San Diego St.Utah St.10.99.810.3

Dec. 4 Sun Belt Championship Game–3:30 PM EST on ESPN

LouisianaAppalachian St.3.42.51.9

Dec. 4 SEC Championship Game–4 PM EST on CBS–Atlanta

GeorgiaAlabama7.08.28.3

Dec. 4 AAC Championship Game–4 PM EST on ABC

CincinnatiHouston16.416.517.1

Dec. 4 Big Ten Championship Game–8 PM EST on FOX–Indianapolis

MichiganIowa9.911.110.6

Dec. 4 ACC Championship Game–8 PM EST on ABC–Charlotte

PittsburghWake Forest-1.9-0.8-1.8

Regular Season Game

Home
Visitor
CaliforniaUSC-0.42.81.8

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

RankTeamRating
1Georgia136.7
2Ohio St.130.4
3Alabama129.9
4Michigan123.6
5Oklahoma St.123.0
6Notre Dame121.9
7Oklahoma120.4
8Iowa St.120.1
9Cincinnati119.6
10Utah118.7
11Texas A&M118.6
12Clemson117.2
13Wisconsin116.5
14Ole Miss116.2
15U C L A115.0
16Penn St.114.8
17Arkansas114.7
18Baylor114.6
19Auburn114.1
20Iowa113.2
21Kentucky113.1
22NC State112.7
23Wake Forest112.4
24Mississippi St.112.0
25Tennessee111.9
26L S U111.5
27Purdue111.4
28Oregon111.4
29Minnesota111.1
30Pittsburgh110.9
31Arizona St.110.3
32Oregon St.110.3
33North Carolina110.2
34Miami (Fla.)110.1
35BYU109.8
36Appalachian St.109.7
37Florida109.6
38West Virginia109.4
39Kansas St.109.3
40Nebraska109.3
41Louisiana109.3
42Washington St.109.2
43Michigan St.108.2
44Texas107.5
45Boise St.106.4
46Houston106.0
47Nevada105.4
48Louisville105.3
49Florida St.105.3
50U S C104.9
51Coastal Carolina104.7
52Texas Tech104.2
53Fresno St.104.1
54Air Force103.9
55Virginia103.4
56California103.3
57San Diego St.103.1
58Washington103.1
59Virginia Tech102.6
60Army102.5
61Western Kentucky102.3
62Central Michigan102.1
63T C U101.8
64SMU101.8
65Illinois101.6
66South Carolina100.6
67Missouri100.3
68East Carolina100.0
69Maryland99.9
70Toledo99.4
71Boston College99.3
72UCF98.8
73Tulsa98.7
74Georgia St.98.7
75Liberty98.6
76Colorado98.6
77Miami (Ohio)98.4
78U A B98.2
79Syracuse97.9
80U T S A96.8
81Tulane95.2
82Georgia Tech95.1
83Utah St.94.8
84Memphis94.6
85Western Michigan94.5
86Stanford94.3
87Marshall94.3
88Rutgers93.8
89Ball St.93.8
90Kent St.93.4
91Indiana93.3
92Hawaii92.9
93Wyoming92.4
94Arizona92.3
95Eastern Michigan92.1
96Northwestern91.9
97Navy91.5
98North Texas90.3
99Middle Tennessee90.2
100South Alabama89.8
101Colorado St.88.9
102Northern Illinois88.7
103San Jose St.88.6
104Buffalo88.3
105Troy88.0
106USF87.4
107Georgia Southern87.0
108Florida Atlantic86.3
109Ohio86.1
110Kansas85.7
111Old Dominion85.7
112U N L V85.2
113U T E P84.5
114Vanderbilt84.0
115UL-Monroe83.2
116Texas St.83.0
117Arkansas St.82.8
118Duke80.2
119Rice80.0
120Louisiana Tech79.7
121New Mexico78.0
122Southern Miss.77.6
123Bowling Green77.1
124Charlotte77.0
125Akron72.5
126Temple72.4
127New Mexico St.71.8
128Connecticut68.6
129Florida Int’l.65.9
130UMass64.1

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Cincinnati119.3118.9120.7119.6
Houston105.9105.4106.6106.0
SMU101.7101.5102.1101.8
East Carolina99.899.5100.8100.0
UCF99.097.799.898.8
Tulsa98.598.599.198.7
Tulane95.294.296.195.2
Memphis94.194.395.394.6
Navy91.391.192.191.5
USF87.486.988.087.4
Temple72.373.071.872.4

AAC Averages96.896.597.596.9


Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Clemson116.7116.8118.0117.2
NC State112.5112.3113.2112.7
Wake Forest112.3112.1112.8112.4
Louisville104.9105.0105.9105.3
Florida St.104.9105.2105.7105.3
Boston College99.499.299.399.3
Syracuse98.098.097.897.9

Coastal Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Pittsburgh110.4111.3111.0110.9
North Carolina109.7109.7111.1110.2
Miami (Fla.)110.4109.8110.2110.1
Virginia103.3103.8103.0103.4
Virginia Tech103.0102.5102.4102.6
Georgia Tech95.195.195.095.1
Duke80.680.779.380.2

ACC Averages104.4104.4104.6104.5


Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oklahoma St.123.2123.0122.9123.0
Oklahoma121.2119.6120.3120.4
Iowa St.120.8119.4120.1120.1
Baylor115.1114.4114.2114.6
West Virginia110.7109.1108.4109.4
Kansas St.110.1109.3108.5109.3
Texas108.5106.8107.2107.5
Texas Tech104.5104.5103.7104.2
T C U102.9101.4101.2101.8
Kansas87.485.783.985.7

Big 12 Averages110.4109.3109.0109.6


Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Ohio St.130.0130.0131.3130.4
Michigan122.8123.7124.4123.6
Penn St.114.0114.6115.8114.8
Michigan St.108.0108.1108.6108.2
Maryland100.699.799.499.9
Rutgers93.294.793.593.8
Indiana93.393.093.493.3

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Wisconsin116.1115.9117.3116.5
Iowa112.9112.7113.9113.2
Purdue110.8110.8112.6111.4
Minnesota110.3111.0112.2111.1
Nebraska109.0109.1109.8109.3
Illinois101.1101.6102.2101.6
Northwestern92.092.091.891.9

Big Ten Averages108.2108.4109.0108.5


Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Western Kentucky101.0102.6103.3102.3
Marshall94.094.394.794.3
Middle Tennessee89.790.290.790.2
Florida Atlantic86.086.786.286.3
Old Dominion84.885.986.385.7
Charlotte76.677.277.277.0
Florida Int’l.65.965.965.865.9

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U A B98.098.498.398.2
U T S A96.597.196.996.8
North Texas89.990.590.690.3
U T E P84.285.284.084.5
Rice80.180.179.880.0
Louisiana Tech80.080.278.879.7
Southern Miss.77.478.077.477.6

CUSA Averages86.086.686.486.3


FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Notre Dame121.1121.9122.7121.9
BYU109.8109.5110.0109.8
Army102.5102.5102.5102.5
Liberty98.598.698.698.6
New Mexico St.72.172.770.771.8
Connecticut69.069.567.268.6
UMass65.264.662.464.1

Indep. Averages91.291.390.691.0


Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Miami (Ohio)99.698.397.398.4
Kent St.93.294.292.893.4
Buffalo89.288.187.588.3
Ohio86.086.585.986.1
Bowling Green77.677.875.877.1
Akron73.672.671.472.5

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Central Michigan102.9101.8101.5102.1
Toledo99.899.498.999.4
Western Michigan94.894.893.794.5
Ball St.94.894.292.593.8
Eastern Michigan93.492.190.892.1
Northern Illinois89.788.687.888.7

MAC Averages91.290.789.790.5


Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Boise St.106.1106.3106.7106.4
Air Force103.5103.8104.5103.9
Utah St.94.495.294.794.8
Wyoming92.092.492.892.4
Colorado St.89.188.988.888.9
New Mexico78.578.377.178.0

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Nevada105.0106.0105.3105.4
Fresno St.103.2104.3104.9104.1
San Diego St.103.3103.1103.0103.1
Hawaii93.092.992.892.9
San Jose St.88.989.087.888.6
U N L V85.385.085.485.2

MWC Averages95.295.495.395.3


Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oregon110.5111.6112.2111.4
Oregon St.109.9110.5110.6110.3
Washington St.108.6109.6109.4109.2
California101.7104.4103.9103.3
Washington102.7103.4103.1103.1
Stanford94.294.894.094.3

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Utah118.6118.8118.8118.7
U C L A114.5115.1115.4115.0
Arizona St.109.8110.5110.8110.3
U S C105.0104.6105.0104.9
Colorado98.698.798.498.6
Arizona92.292.392.392.3

Pac-12 Averages105.5106.2106.2106.0


Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Georgia136.2136.6137.5136.7
Kentucky112.6113.6113.1113.1
Tennessee111.8111.7112.0111.9
Florida109.2110.1109.4109.6
South Carolina101.1100.7100.2100.6
Missouri100.4100.799.9100.3
Vanderbilt84.184.083.984.0

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Alabama130.2129.4130.2129.9
Texas A&M118.4118.8118.5118.6
Ole Miss116.0116.1116.3116.2
Arkansas114.7114.7114.7114.7
Auburn114.3113.7114.4114.1
Mississippi St.111.8112.1112.0112.0
L S U111.1111.8111.7111.5

SEC Averages112.3112.4112.4112.4


Sunbelt Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Appalachian St.109.2109.2110.6109.7
Coastal Carolina105.5103.8104.6104.7
Georgia St.98.898.398.998.7
Troy88.187.988.188.0
Georgia Southern86.987.187.087.0

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Louisiana109.7108.7109.5109.3
South Alabama90.189.889.489.8
UL-Monroe83.583.482.783.2
Texas St.83.882.482.883.0
Arkansas St.83.183.082.382.8

Sun Averages93.993.493.693.6

Conference Ratings

RankConferenceRating
1Southeastern112.4
2Big 12109.6
3Big Ten108.5
4Pac-12106.0
5Atlantic Coast104.5
6American Athletic96.9
7Mountain West95.3
8Sun Belt93.6
9Independents91.0
10Mid-American90.5
11Conference USA86.3

Playoff and Bowl Projections

Note: 83 teams gained bowl eligibility. There are spots for 82 teams. One team will be left out. As of today, we project Wyoming to be that team.

BowlTeamTeam
BahamasWestern KentuckyCentral Michigan
CureMemphisGeorgia St.
BocaLibertyMiami (O)
New MexicoUTEPUtah St.
IndependenceBYUUTSA
Lending TreeKent St.Old Dominion
L. A.Fresno St.Arizona St.
New OrleansUABLouisiana
Myrtle BeachSMUCoastal Carolina
Famous Idaho PotatoEastern MichiganBoise St.
FriscoNevadaBall St.
Armed ForcesArmyMarshall
GasparillaVirginiaFlorida
HawaiiHoustonSan Diego St.
CamelliaNorthern IllinoisAppalachian St/
Quick LaneToledoMissouri
MilitaryLouisvilleSouth Carolina
BirminghamCentral FloridaAuburn
First ResponderTulsaNorth Texas
LibertyKansas St.Mississippi St.
HolidayVirginia TechUCLA
Guaranteed RateMarylandMiddle Tennessee
FenwayEast CarolinaBoston College
PinstripeNorth CarolinaPenn St.
Cheez-ItWake ForestWest Virginia
AlamoIowa St.Oregon St.
Duke’s MayoNorth Carolina St.Texas A&M
Music CityPurdueTennessee
Las VegasWisconsinOregon
Tax Slayer GatorClemsonArkansas
Tony The Tiger SunMiami (Fla.)Washington St.
ArizonaWestern MichiganAir Force
CitrusMichigan St.Ole Miss
OutbackMinnesotaKentucky
TexasTexas TechLSU
PeachPittsburghOhio St.
FiestaOklahomaNotre Dame
RoseIowaUtah
SugarAlabamaBaylor
CottonMichiganOklahoma St.
OrangeGeorgiaCincinnati
ChampionshipGeorgiaMichigan

November 14, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Football–November 16-20, 2021

This Week’s PiRate Rating Spreads

HomeVisitorPiRateMeanBias
Eastern MichiganWestern Michigan4.53.43.6
Ohio UToledo-7.9-6.7-6.2
Miami (O)Bowling Green26.324.625.8
Ball St.Central Michigan0.30.9-0.7
BuffaloNorthern Illinois1.61.82.0
DukeLouisville-19.5-19.2-22.0
Louisiana TechSouthern Miss.12.212.011.4
HoustonMemphis14.613.514.0
Washington St.Arizona13.414.213.5
NevadaAir Force3.84.53.1
UNLVSan Diego St.-12.4-12.6-12.0
PittsburghVirginia8.98.79.4
CincinnatiSMU15.514.715.7
ArmyMassachusetts39.039.541.5
Central FloridaConnecticut34.032.437.6
Miami (Fla.)Virginia Tech9.19.09.6
North Carolina St.Syracuse16.215.816.4
AkronKent St.-9.9-12.2-11.4
Ohio St.Michigan St.22.622.523.7
Coastal CarolinaTexas St.28.728.829.9
MarylandMichigan-11.0-13.2-14.0
MissouriFlorida-7.0-8.0-8.3
West VirginiaTexas3.63.72.8
TennesseeSouth Alabama21.421.522.6
Boston CollegeFlorida St.1.41.31.1
LibertyLouisiana-2.4-0.6-1.3
Northwestern (Wrig)Purdue-11.3-11.0-13.0
IndianaMinnesota-6.6-7.7-8.3
Penn St.Rutgers20.018.621.4
ClemsonWake Forest4.54.75.0
WisconsinNebraska11.811.412.6
Western KentuckyFlorida Atlantic7.88.49.7
IowaIllinois18.017.217.9
Boise St.New Mexico28.128.430.4
UtahOregon6.95.84.8
ColoradoWashington-5.4-6.8-7.0
Notre DameGeorgia Tech20.221.122.0
StanfordCalifornia0.6-2.0-2.2
Oregon St.Arizona St.1.00.70.3
USCUCLA-0.3-0.8-0.4
NavyEast Carolina-7.2-7.2-7.9
South CarolinaAuburn-10.9-10.7-12.1
TulsaTemple23.722.924.0
TroyAppalachian St.-11.0-10.8-12.1
Ole MissVanderbilt39.139.440.0
Middle TennesseeOld Dominion11.310.611.3
AlabamaArkansas21.120.522.1
LSULouisiana-Monroe33.234.135.2
TulaneSouth Florida6.55.86.8
OklahomaIowa St.4.74.54.4
TCUKansas24.825.628.2
KentuckyNew Mexico St.41.341.743.0
CharlotteMarshall-15.9-15.2-15.6
UTSAUAB6.06.46.1
Texas TechOklahoma St.-14.4-14.1-14.8
Kansas St.Baylor-0.7-0.6-1.0
Georgia St.Arkansas St.17.416.618.2
UTEPRice6.47.55.9
Georgia SouthernBYU-20.1-19.6-20.6
Florida Int’l.North Texas-10.2-10.4-10.2
Utah St.Wyoming7.57.96.8
HawaiiColorado St.0.80.4-0.1

The Northwestern and Purdue game will be played at Wrigley Field.

FBS vs. FCS Games

FBSFCSPiRate
GeorgiaCharleston Southern48.4
Texas A&MPrairie View36.4
Mississippi St.Tennessee St.36.4
North CarolinaWofford33.2

Teams Not Playing This Week

Fresno St.
San Jose St.

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

RankTeamRating
1Georgia136.0
2Alabama131.6
3Ohio St.130.3
4Oklahoma St.121.2
5Oklahoma120.2
6Texas A&M119.6
7Iowa St.118.6
8Wisconsin118.5
9Ole Miss117.5
10Notre Dame117.3
11Cincinnati117.2
12Utah117.0
13Michigan116.3
14Auburn115.0
15Penn St.115.0
16Baylor114.7
17Oregon114.2
18Clemson113.5
19Arkansas113.3
20Iowa113.0
21Mississippi St.112.5
22NC State112.2
23Wake Forest111.8
24Arizona St.111.6
25L S U111.5
26Kansas St.110.9
27Florida110.4
28Michigan St.110.4
29North Carolina110.4
30U C L A110.1
31Pittsburgh110.0
32Kentucky110.0
33Tennessee109.8
34BYU109.7
35Nebraska109.5
36West Virginia109.3
37Oregon St.109.2
38Texas108.9
39Purdue108.8
40Miami (Fla.)108.5
41U S C108.1
42Louisiana108.0
43Minnesota107.9
44Coastal Carolina107.7
45Louisville106.8
46Washington106.7
47Boise St.106.6
48Appalachian St.106.6
49Houston105.7
50T C U105.7
51SMU104.9
52Florida St.104.7
53Washington St.104.6
54Virginia104.0
55Texas Tech103.8
56Liberty103.6
57Boston College102.9
58Nevada102.5
59Virginia Tech102.3
60California101.8
61Air Force101.7
62San Diego St.101.5
63Army101.4
64U T S A101.1
65Fresno St.101.1
66South Carolina100.8
67East Carolina100.6
68Maryland100.5
69UCF99.8
70Missouri99.7
71Georgia Tech99.3
72Syracuse99.1
73Stanford99.1
74Miami (Ohio)98.5
75Toledo98.5
76Illinois98.3
77U A B97.9
78Indiana97.9
79Georgia St.97.6
80Central Michigan97.5
81Colorado97.3
82Rutgers97.0
83Marshall96.8
84Utah St.96.7
85Tulsa96.0
86Western Kentucky96.0
87Northwestern95.6
88Ball St.95.2
89Memphis94.7
90Arizona93.9
91Eastern Michigan93.6
92Tulane93.2
93Troy92.7
94Colorado St.92.7
95Wyoming92.3
96Western Michigan91.8
97South Alabama91.0
98San Jose St.90.7
99Middle Tennessee90.5
100Northern Illinois90.4
101Florida Atlantic90.3
102Navy90.2
103Kent St.90.0
104Buffalo89.7
105Ohio89.5
106USF89.3
107Hawaii89.0
108Georgia Southern86.6
109U N L V86.6
110U T E P84.3
111Duke84.1
112Louisiana Tech83.5
113North Texas83.1
114Arkansas St.82.7
115Kansas82.5
116Old Dominion81.9
117Texas St.81.5
118Vanderbilt81.0
119New Mexico80.6
120Rice80.2
121UL-Monroe79.3
122Charlotte78.7
123Akron76.8
124Temple75.5
125Bowling Green74.9
126Southern Miss.74.2
127New Mexico St.71.0
128Florida Int’l.70.4
129Connecticut68.1
130UMass64.4

Note: The PiRate Ratings are predictive (forward thinking) and not rankings based on what teams have done to date.

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Cincinnati117.1116.4118.1117.2
Houston105.7105.0106.4105.7
SMU104.6104.7105.4104.9
East Carolina100.3100.1101.5100.6
UCF99.898.6101.199.8
Tulsa96.095.996.296.0
Memphis94.194.595.494.7
Tulane93.392.194.193.2
Navy90.189.990.790.2
USF89.388.989.889.3
Temple75.376.075.275.5

AAC Averages96.996.697.697.0


Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Clemson113.2113.1114.2113.5
NC State112.1111.9112.6112.2
Wake Forest111.7111.4112.2111.8
Louisville106.4106.4107.7106.8
Florida St.104.4104.6105.0104.7
Boston College102.8102.9103.1102.9
Syracuse99.099.199.299.1

Coastal Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
North Carolina109.9109.9111.3110.4
Pittsburgh109.7110.4110.1110.0
Miami (Fla.)108.9108.1108.6108.5
Virginia103.8104.6103.7104.0
Virginia Tech102.8102.1102.0102.3
Georgia Tech99.399.399.299.3
Duke84.484.883.284.1

ACC Averages104.9104.9105.2105.0


Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oklahoma St.121.5121.2121.0121.2
Oklahoma121.1119.4120.0120.2
Iowa St.119.3117.9118.6118.6
Baylor115.2114.5114.4114.7
Kansas St.111.4110.9110.4110.9
West Virginia110.6109.0108.3109.3
Texas110.0108.2108.6108.9
T C U106.4105.2105.4105.7
Texas Tech104.1104.1103.2103.8
Kansas84.682.680.382.5

Big 12 Averages110.4109.3109.0109.6


Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Ohio St.129.8129.8131.3130.3
Michigan115.5116.4116.9116.3
Penn St.114.1114.6116.1115.0
Michigan St.110.2110.3110.6110.4
Maryland101.4100.299.9100.5
Indiana97.997.698.097.9
Rutgers96.198.096.797.0

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Wisconsin117.9117.8119.6118.5
Iowa112.9112.5113.7113.0
Nebraska109.2109.4110.0109.5
Purdue108.3108.2110.0108.8
Minnesota107.1107.8108.8107.9
Illinois97.998.398.898.3
Northwestern95.595.795.595.6

Big Ten Averages108.1108.4109.0108.5


Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Marshall96.596.797.296.8
Western Kentucky94.796.396.996.0
Middle Tennessee90.090.391.190.5
Florida Atlantic89.990.890.290.3
Old Dominion81.282.282.381.9
Charlotte78.178.979.078.7
Florida Int’l.70.270.470.570.4

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U T S A100.7101.4101.3101.1
U A B97.798.098.197.9
U T E P84.185.283.584.3
Louisiana Tech83.884.182.783.5
North Texas82.983.383.283.1
Rice80.280.280.280.2
Southern Miss.74.174.573.874.2

CUSA Averages86.086.686.486.3


FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Notre Dame116.5117.3118.2117.3
BYU109.8109.4110.0109.7
Liberty103.2103.7103.9103.6
Army101.5101.4101.2101.4
New Mexico St.71.371.969.871.0
Connecticut68.769.266.568.1
UMass65.564.962.864.4

Indep. Averages90.991.190.390.8


Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Miami (Ohio)99.898.397.498.5
Kent St.89.891.089.390.0
Buffalo90.589.589.189.7
Ohio89.189.989.689.5
Akron77.976.875.976.8
Bowling Green75.575.773.574.9

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Toledo99.198.597.898.5
Central Michigan98.597.296.997.5
Ball St.96.295.693.795.2
Eastern Michigan94.893.692.493.6
Western Michigan92.292.290.891.8
Northern Illinois91.390.289.690.4

MAC Averages91.290.789.790.5


Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Boise St.106.2106.4107.1106.6
Air Force101.3101.6102.2101.7
Utah St.96.397.296.796.7
Colorado St.92.792.692.792.7
Wyoming91.892.392.992.3
New Mexico81.181.079.780.6

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Nevada102.1103.1102.3102.5
San Diego St.101.7101.5101.3101.5
Fresno St.100.2101.2101.9101.1
San Jose St.91.091.289.990.7
Hawaii89.489.088.689.0
U N L V86.886.486.886.6

MWC Averages95.095.395.295.2


Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oregon113.1114.4115.2114.2
Oregon St.108.9109.4109.4109.2
Washington106.1107.1107.0106.7
Washington St.104.2105.1104.6104.6
California100.0103.0102.4101.8
Stanford99.099.598.799.1

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Utah117.0117.1117.0117.0
Arizona St.111.0111.7112.1111.6
U C L A109.8110.1110.3110.1
U S C108.0107.8108.4108.1
Colorado97.697.496.997.3
Arizona93.793.994.193.9
Pac-12 Averages105.7106.4106.3106.1


Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Georgia135.5135.9136.8136.0
Florida109.9111.0110.4110.4
Kentucky109.6110.6109.8110.0
Tennessee109.7109.6110.1109.8
South Carolina101.3100.9100.2100.8
Missouri99.9100.099.199.7
Vanderbilt81.381.080.681.0

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Alabama131.6130.9132.2131.6
Texas A&M119.3119.8119.6119.6
Ole Miss117.4117.4117.6117.5
Auburn115.2114.6115.3115.0
Arkansas113.4113.4113.1113.3
Mississippi St.112.2112.7112.7112.5
L S U111.0111.7111.7111.5

SEC Averages112.0112.1112.1112.1


Sunbelt Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Coastal Carolina108.3106.7107.9107.7
Appalachian St.106.1106.0107.6106.6
Georgia St.97.897.197.897.6
Troy92.692.793.092.7
Georgia Southern86.786.986.486.6

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Louisiana108.6107.3108.3108.0
South Alabama91.391.190.591.0
Arkansas St.82.983.082.182.7
Texas St.82.680.981.181.5
UL-Monroe79.879.678.579.3

Sun Averages93.793.193.393.4

Conference Ratings

RankConferenceRating
1Southeastern112.1
2Big 12109.6
3Big Ten108.5
4Pac-12106.1
5Atlantic Coast105.0
6American Athletic97.0
7Mountain West95.2
8Sun Belt93.4
9Independents90.8
10Mid-American90.5
11Conference USA86.3

Playoff and Bowl Projections

Note: This is the first week where we do not project 82 teams to have six or more wins. This week, we project two 5-7 teams to receive bowl bids, both from the Pac-12–Washington and California.

BowlTeamTeam
BahamasUABNorthern Illinois
CureLibertyAppalachian St.
BocaMiddle TennesseeMiami (O)
New MexicoUTEPUtah St.
IndependenceBYUWestern Kentucky
Lending TreeCentral MichiganSan Jose St.
L. A.San Diego St.USC
New OrleansFlorida AtlanticLouisiana
Myrtle BeachWest VirginiaCoastal Carolina
Famous Idaho PotatoKent St.Boise St.
FriscoHoustonUTSA
Armed ForcesArmyMarshall
GasparillaCaliforniaFlorida
HawaiiEast CarolinaNevada
CamelliaToledoGeorgia St.
Quick LaneEastern MichiganWyoming
MilitaryVirginiaSMU
BirminghamMemphisBall St.
First ResponderWashingtonFresno St.
LibertyIowa St.Missouri
HolidayNorth CarolinaUCLA
Guaranteed RateRutgersTexas Tech
FenwayBoston CollegeCentral Florida
PinstripeNorth Carolina St.Minnesota
Cheez-ItBaylorWake Forest
AlamoOklahomaArizona St.
Duke’s MayoMiami (Fla.)Auburn
Music CityPenn St.Tennessee
Las VegasPurdueWashington St.
Tax Slayer GatorClemsonMississippi St.
Tony The Tiger SunLouisvilleOregon St.
ArizonaWestern MichiganAir Force
CitrusIowaTexas A&M
OutbackWisconsinKentucky
TexasKansas St.Arkansas
PeachCincinnatiMichigan St.
FiestaNotre DamePittsburgh
RoseMichiganUtah
SugarOle MissOklahoma St.
CottonOregonOhio St.
OrangeGeorgiaAlabama
ChampionshipGeorgiaOhio St.

Where Cincinnati Rates Historically Among Other Unbeatens

With Cincinnati sitting at 10-0 and just on the outside, looking in on a potential College Football Playoff invitation, where do the Bearcats fit in the historical picture of Division 1 teams that won all their games but were not members of a major conference or top independent?

This may be putting the cart before the horse, because CU must win three more games against three better than average teams to get to 13-0 and have a chance to be in the Final Four.  A home game this week against SMU could be tricky.  A regular season finale at East Carolina is going to be somewhat trickier, as the Pirates have been sneaky good for two months.  But, even if Cinti wins those two games, they will have to beat a Houston team that has looked better than the Bearcats in the last month.

Here is a look at all the Division 1 teams with perfect records between 1960 and 2000.  I chose these years as a basis for comparing the Bearcats because the sample size was extremely large.

1960–New Mexico State and Yale

Both teams finished in the national top 20, but neither team was at the level of 2021 Cincinnati.  While the Ivy League was still Division 1 up until the late 1970’s, by 1960, it was about on par with Conference USA today and maybe not that strong.  Yale beat U Conn and Colgate out of conference.  NMSU was much better and deserving of their 11-0 season that included a win in the Sun Bowl.  With future NFL QB Charley Johnson running the offense, the Aggies were as good as UTSA and Louisiana today, but not Cincinnati.

1961–Rutgers

This is one of the weakest undefeated D1 teams in modern times.  Rutgers went 9-0 with five wins over small college opponents and four wins over Ivy League opponents.  

1962–Dartmouth

Coach Bob Blackman was a defensive wizard, and he built Dartmouth into a small power.  This was his first of three 9-0 teams.  Dartmouth gave up just 9 points in their first seven games, but this team was never ranked and not on Cincinnati’s level.  That would change.

1964–Princeton

The 9-0 Tigers were one of the last teams to run a single wing offense, and Princeton won a lot of close games to win the Ivy.  PU was never ranked, and this Tiger team was little better than the 1961 Rutgers team.

1965–Dartmouth

This Dartmouth team was somewhat better than the 1962 team with a more consistent running game that controlled the clock.  Eight of nine wins were never in doubt, but the DC was not on Cincinnati’s level this season.  We’re not through with this team though.

1969–San Diego State, Toledo

The Aztecs became classified as a major college team after years of being a dynasty small college team.  Coach Don Coryell was in the middle of sending quarterbacks to the NFL, and in Dennis Shaw, he may have had the best passer in the nation, as SDSU went 11-0, while averaging 45 points per game.  This team did not earn a ranking in the polls, and their schedule was not worthy of that honor.  Not only was this team not on par with 2021 Cincinnati, the 2021 SDSU team would have beaten the 1969 team.

Toledo began a three-year string from 1969 to 1971 where the Rockets won every game.  This was not their best in the three-year run, but they did briefly crack the AP Poll.

1970–Arizona State, Toledo, Dartmouth

Now, we have some interesting undefeated teams.  Arizona State finished #6 in the final polls with an 11-0 record that included wins over Kansas State, Washington State, Utah, and North Carolina in the Peach Bowl.  The Sun Devils might have been a tad better than this Cincinnati team.  ASU was loaded with future NFL players.

Toledo’s 1970 team finished #12 in the final poll, but this Rockets team was considerably underrated in 1970.  Toledo should have been a Top 10 team that year.  Their schedule lacked a power team, which is why they finished #12, but they outgained opponents by close to 200 yards a game when 300 yards was considered an offensive outburst.  They won the Tangerine Bowl by four touchdowns.  I believe this Toledo team was about as good as this year’s Cincinnati.

Now, for Dartmouth.  This was Bob Blackman’s and the Ivy League’s best team post World War II.  Dartmouth became the last Ivy League team to finish ranked in the national polls at a way underrated #14.  This team went 9-0, finishing in the top 10 nationally in both offense and defense, as they outgained opponents by close to 250 yards per game.  They shut out six of their nine opponents, including their final four games.  Football experts that saw this team play say they would have defeated Penn State that year, and DC was awarded the Lambert Trophy as the best team in the East.  This team might have been strong enough to win a New Year’s Bowl game that year.  

1971–Toledo

The third year run of undefeated Rocket teams, they finished #14 in the final polls, but this team was not as good as the 1970 team.  Interestingly, this Toledo team became one of just two major college teams to post back-to-back perfect seasons with different coaches.  Michigan was the other in 1947 and 1948.

1973–Miami of Ohio

What makes 1973 a bit different from the previous years mentioned in this section is that half of the MAC teams were ranked in the top 20 at some point in 1973.  Miami not only beat the other ranked MAC teams, they dominated Florida in the Tangerine Bowl, totally stopping a Gators’ offense that had defeated rival Florida State 49-0 in the regular season finale.  Miami allowed less than 7 points per game and less than 200 total yards per game.  In a year where six major conference teams did not lose a regular season game, this Miami team got lost in the mix, but I would have favored them over this year’s Cincinnati team.

1975–Arizona State, Arkansas State

This Sun Devils team was not as good as the 1970 team, but they finished #2 in the final rankings thanks to come-from-behind wins over ranked Arizona and Nebraska teams, the Cornhusker upset coming in the Fiesta Bowl.  It also helped that there were no other undefeated teams in Division 1 that year, as 11-1 Oklahoma won the national championship after Ohio State lost the Rose Bowl.  2021 Cincinnati probably would beat this ASU team.

Arkansas State went 11-0 with a powerful wishbone offense.  Included in the 11 wins were victories over 7-4 Memphis and 6-5 Cincinnati, but this team was about as strong as Louisiana and Appalachian State are today.  

1976–Rutgers

1976 was a great year for Scarlet Knight fans.  The football team went 11-0 following a basketball team that went undefeated until the Final Four, where they lost a heartbreaker to Michigan in the nation semifinals.  This 11-0 football team finished #17 in the polls, but they were not on the level of this year’s Cincinnati.  Their best win was over a Colgate team that went 8-2, but it was a controversial win with questionable officiating calls.

1984–BYU

Did BYU deserve to win the 1984 National Championship?  Were they better than this year’s Cincinnati team?  I don’t think so.  This wasn’t even the best BYU team in this era, just the one that was fortunate to go 13-0 against a weak schedule and win a bowl game over the weakest Michigan team in the Bo Schembechler era.  BYU’s key wins were against a 3-7-1 Pitt team and a 5-6 Baylor team.  In the Fiesta Bowl against 6-5 Michigan, BYU had to rally from behind to win by seven.  Quarterback Robbie Bosco continuing to play while injured made for a great copy, but this year’s BYU team might beat that one.  They were not deserving of the title that year, as Washington was the real best team in 1984.

1998–Tulane

The Green Wave finished #7 in the final polls with a dominant offense and average defense.  TU defeated BYU in the Liberty Bowl but defeated no ranked teams.  The 1998 Green Wave was not in this year’s Cincinnati’s class.

1999–Marshall

The Thundering Herd played in the MAC for a few years, and in 1999, they went 13-0 and finished 10th in the final polls behind future NFL QB Chad Pennington.  All the Herd could manage to earn was a Motor City Bowl game, where they beat BYU.  While Marshall defeated Clemson in the regular season, that CU team went just 6-6 and fired their coach.

September 30, 2021

PiRate Picks–September 30-October 4, 2021

This edition will be short this week due to time constraints, but it is chock full of college money line parlays, as we perceive some excellent value on the college side and not on the NFL side. We even include a rare, 4-team parlay at +372.50. Remember, we never wager real money on our selections and recommend you do the same. Use this feature only for entertainment purposes or supplemental research.

Date:

September 30-October 4

1. Odds:+173.19
Must WinOpponent
Notre DameCincinnati
Michigan St.Western Kentucky


2. Odds:+219.78
Must WinOpponent
PurdueMinnesota
OregonStanford
ArmyBall St.


3. Odds:+220.45
Must WinOpponent
MissouriTennessee
USCColorado
West VirginiaTexas Tech


4. Odds:+372.50
Must WinOpponent
TexasTCU
Wake ForestLouisville
South CarolinaTroy
Oklahoma St.Baylor

March 21, 2021

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament Spreads

Sunday, March 21, 2021

FavoriteUnderdogSpread
BaylorWisconsin5.4
VillanovaNorth Texas5.7
ArkansasTexas Tech1.9
FloridaOral Roberts9.9
IllinoisLoyola (Chi.)6.2
Oklahoma St.Oregon St.5.6
West VirginiaSyracuse2.8
HoustonRutgers7.1

March 19, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Friday, March 19, 2021

FavoriteUnderdogSpread
BaylorHartford22.0
WisconsinNorth Carolina0.3
VillanovaWinthrop8.1
PurdueNorth Texas7.4
Texas TechUtah St.2.3
ArkansasColgate8.4
FloridaVirginia Tech2.1
Ohio St.Oral Roberts16.1
IllinoisDrexel20.5
Loyola (Chi.)Georgia Tech2.7
TennesseeOregon St.7.6
Oklahoma St.Liberty8.2
San Diego St.Syracuse2.8
West VirginiaMorehead St.11.6
RutgersClemson1.9
HoustonCleveland St.17.9

February 16, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

February 16, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
Rhode IslandDayton3.1
Saint LouisLa Salle14.1
TulsaTemple3.9
Oklahoma St.Iowa St.12.0
ConnecticutProvidence4.4
St. John’sXavier0.3
MarylandNebraska8.9
PurdueMichigan St.6.3
IllinoisNorthwestern11.8
GeorgiaMissouri-3.6
ArkansasFlorida2.8
Santa ClaraLoyola Marymount-0.7

October 28, 2020

PiRate Picks for October 29-November 2, 2020

Cue-Steve Sabol

This is our annual tradition to publish the fantastic poem written by NFL Films genius Steve Sabol

The Autumn Wind

The Autumn Wind is a pirate
Blustering in from sea,
With a rollicking song, he sweeps along,
Swaggering boisterously.
His face is weather beaten.
He wears a hooded sash,
With a silver hat about his head,
And a bristling black mustache.

He growls as he storms the country,
A villain big and bold.
And the trees all shake and quiver and quake,
As he robs them of their gold.

The Autumn Wind is a raider,
Pillaging just for fun.
He’ll knock you ’round and upside down,
And laugh when he’s conquered and won.

——————————————————————————–

Last week, the Autumn wind might have been a pirate, but it did the PiRates in. It laughed when it conquered and won against our picks. We suffered the second worst week in the history of this column.

For the year, we are now in the red by a small percentage, and quite truthfully, we feel a bit gun-shy this week. The NFL spreads were basically too close to our spreads, or there are too many personnel changes due to injuries and decisions to start new blood.

We are going with 11 selections this week, and 10 of them are college plays. It should be quite obvious by now that you should not even consider using the information here to place actual money on with a sports book. The PiRate Ratings make their selections for purely entertainment purposes only.

Date:10/29-11/2

College Straight Wagers
SelectionOpponentLine
1. Kansas StWest Va.+4
2. Michigan St.Michigan+24.5
3. Georgia St.Coastal Carolina+3
4. Ole MissVanderbilt-16
5. N. CarolinaVirginia+6.5

10-point Teasers (3-game parlays at -110)
SelectionOpponentLine
6. WyomingHawaii+11
GeorgiaKentucky-5
Wake ForestSyracuse-1

SelectionOpponentLine
7. TempleTulane+14
Central Fla.Houston+7.5
Notre DameGa. Tech-9.5

SelectionOpponentLine
8. Ole MissVanderbilt-6.5
Texas A&MArkansas-2
AlabamaMiss. St.-20.5

Money Line Parlays
Must WinOpponentOdds
9. CincinnatiMemphis+131.99
Okla. St.Texas

Must WinOpponentOdds
10. Boise St.Air Force+153.96
DukeCharlotte
San Jose St.New Mexico
San Diego St.Utah St.

NFL Straight Wager
SelectionOpponentLine
11. CarolinaAtlanta-2

October 25, 2020

PiRate Ratings–College Football For October 29-31, 2020

This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

HomeVisitorsPiRateMeanBias
Georgia SouthernSouth Alabama9.79.510.7
Fresno St.Colorado St.2.01.31.4
Florida Intl.Marshall-9.4-9.6-8.8
MarylandMinnesota-17.6-18.6-21.0
TulsaEast Carolina13.612.113.5
WyomingHawaii2.33.74.2
KansasIowa St.-27.5-27.1-29.0
UNLVNevada-7.7-7.1-9.2
New MexicoSan Jose St.-7.3-8.5-8.1
Texas TechOklahoma-13.5-13.9-13.2
ClemsonBoston College30.531.633.4
KentuckyGeorgia-10.2-9.2-9.9
CincinnatiMemphis5.96.16.9
MichiganMichigan St.17.117.019.1
West VirginiaKansas St.-6.7-6.1-7.1
Georgia St.Coastal Carolina-5.4-6.1-6.3
SyracuseWake Forest-9.0-8.2-8.7
IllinoisPurdue-2.8-4.6-3.5
Florida AtlanticUTSA5.05.65.1
TulaneTemple3.42.93.3
HoustonUCF-3.4-5.1-5.3
Southern Miss.Rice-0.62.1-0.8
Arkansas St.Troy5.04.64.5
Georgia TechNotre Dame-27.2-27.4-28.0
NebraskaWisconsin-16.0-14.3-15.5
Louisiana TechUAB-10.4-10.2-10.1
AuburnLSU-4.2-5.0-6.8
RutgersIndiana-9.8-11.7-13.9
IowaNorthwestern6.46.15.4
BaylorTCU5.68.25.9
Oklahoma St.Texas3.74.33.7
LouisvilleVirginia Tech1.51.2-0.6
VanderbiltOle Miss-10.8-10.5-12.0
UTEPNorth Texas-4.9-3.1-4.7
UL-MonroeAppalachian St.-29.6-28.7-32.0
Air ForceBoise St.-6.4-5.4-6.3
AlabamaMississippi St.22.624.323.8
DukeCharlotte12.011.811.2
Penn St.Ohio St.-9.7-9.7-12.1
Texas A&MArkansas14.714.316.6
FloridaMissouri17.416.616.4
SMUNavy8.08.88.8
VirginiaNorth Carolina-8.9-9.0-10.1
Texas St.Louisiana-22.0-21.1-23.3
Utah St.San Diego St.-3.3-5.4-5.3
BYUWestern Ky.23.222.023.2

Games with Strikethrough lines have been cancelled for this week due to Covid.

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

#TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg.Conference
1Ohio St.132.6131.5135.7133.3BTen-E
2Clemson129.7130.8132.8131.1ACC
3Alabama127.3128.4129.4128.4SEC-W
4Wisconsin125.0122.7126.0124.6BTen-W
5Georgia123.9122.9124.8123.9SEC-E
6Notre Dame122.6122.0122.3122.3ACC
7Penn St.121.0119.8121.5120.8BTen-E
8Florida120.2119.5120.7120.1SEC-E
9L S U119.6118.9121.7120.1SEC-W
10Oregon119.5117.9119.3118.9P12-N
11Michigan115.3114.8117.4115.9BTen-E
12Oklahoma115.6114.9115.6115.4B12
13Oklahoma St.115.5114.8115.4115.2B12
14U S C116.2113.5115.2115.0P12-S
15Texas A&M114.4114.6114.9114.6SEC-W
16N. Carolina113.8114.2115.1114.4ACC
17Cincinnati113.7113.0113.7113.5AAC
18Texas113.8112.5113.7113.3B12
19Auburn113.4111.9112.9112.7SEC-W
20Kentucky111.7111.7112.9112.1SEC-E
21Iowa111.3111.0112.9111.7BTen-W
22Indiana110.6111.2113.1111.6BTen-E
23UCF110.7110.9111.4111.0AAC
24BYU110.9110.4111.0110.8Ind.
25Iowa St.110.9110.1111.1110.7B12
26Minnesota109.8110.5111.7110.7BTen-W
27Kansas St.110.7109.9111.0110.5B12
28Virginia Tech109.5109.8110.9110.0ACC
29Washington110.2108.9110.9110.0P12-N
30S. Carolina110.6108.8110.3109.9SEC-E
31Miami (Fla.)108.9111.2109.4109.8ACC
32Utah109.3108.9110.0109.4P12-S
33Baylor109.3109.2109.2109.2B12
34Boise St.109.1109.0108.8109.0MWC-M
35Louisville109.0109.0108.3108.7ACC
36Memphis109.3108.4108.3108.7AAC
37Tennessee108.1107.6108.4108.0SEC-E
38Northwestern106.9106.9109.4107.8BTen-W
39California107.5107.7107.8107.7P12-N
40Arizona St.107.8107.4107.8107.6P12-S
41Purdue106.6107.5108.1107.4BTen-W
42Nebraska107.0106.4108.4107.3BTen-W
43Miss. St.106.7106.1107.6106.8SEC-W
44Missouri104.8104.9106.3105.3SEC-E
45Washington St.104.8103.5105.9104.7P12-N
46Ole Miss104.8103.6104.6104.3SEC-W
47T C U105.1102.5104.8104.2B12
48Houston104.9103.3103.6103.9AAC
49Stanford105.0102.5104.2103.9P12-N
50Appal. St.103.5102.7104.3103.5SUN-E
51Louisiana103.6103.0103.2103.3SUN-W
52Virginia102.9103.1103.0103.0ACC
53Tulsa104.1102.4102.6103.0AAC
54Oregon St.103.0103.3101.8102.7P12-N
55Wake Forest102.1102.8102.4102.5ACC
56W. Virginia102.0101.8101.9101.9B12
57Illinois101.8100.9102.6101.8BTen-W
58Boston Coll.101.7101.7101.9101.8ACC
59Marshall102.0101.9101.4101.7CUSA-E
60Arkansas101.6102.3100.4101.4SEC-W
61U C L A102.2100.7100.3101.1P12-S
62Air Force100.7101.5100.6100.9MWC-M
63Arizona101.499.7100.4100.5P12-S
64Florida St.100.999.8100.7100.5ACC
65Pittsburgh100.0101.199.7100.3ACC
66SMU100.6100.199.7100.2AAC
67Texas Tech100.199.0100.599.9B12
68NC State99.599.8100.099.8ACC
69Coastal Car.98.799.499.599.2SUN-E
70Michigan St.99.298.899.399.1BTen-E
71San Diego St.97.699.098.698.4MWC-W
72Duke98.598.697.798.2ACC
73Rutgers98.897.597.297.8BTen-E
74Wyoming96.898.297.997.6MWC-M
75Colorado97.899.195.797.5P12-S
76Buffalo96.797.397.697.2MAC-E
77U A B96.997.596.597.0CUSA-W
78Tulane97.497.096.396.9AAC
79Hawaii97.097.096.296.7MWC-W
80Liberty94.797.395.795.9Ind.
81Temple96.096.295.095.7AAC
82Ohio94.395.196.095.1MAC-E
83Army93.795.493.894.3Ind.
84Miami (O)94.793.294.093.9MAC-E
85Navy94.793.392.993.6AAC
86Georgia Sou.93.093.993.793.5SUN-E
87Central Mich.93.292.793.393.1MAC-W
88San Jose St.92.494.292.092.9MWC-W
89Georgia Tech93.492.692.392.8ACC
90Ball St.92.691.993.092.5MAC-W
91Arkansas St.91.892.691.692.0SUN-W
92E. Carolina92.592.391.192.0AAC
93Syracuse91.192.691.791.8ACC
94Georgia St.91.891.891.791.8SUN-E
95Utah St.92.291.691.491.7MWC-M
96Vanderbilt92.491.691.091.7SEC-E
97Colorado St.91.192.191.291.5MWC-M
98Nevada90.891.591.691.3MWC-W
99Fresno St.91.191.490.591.0MWC-W
100Florida Int’l.91.190.891.191.0CUSA-E
101W. Kentucky90.290.990.390.5CUSA-E
102Western Mich.89.191.290.490.2MAC-W
103Kent St.90.189.489.589.7MAC-E
104Maryland90.289.988.889.6BTen-E
105Troy88.289.588.688.8SUN-E
106Toledo88.589.788.088.7MAC-W
107Charlotte87.487.787.587.6CUSA-E
108USF87.886.285.686.5AAC
109La. Tech85.085.884.985.3CUSA-W
110S. Alabama84.885.984.585.1SUN-W
111Rice85.883.584.984.7CUSA-W
112Fla. Atlantic83.684.783.984.0CUSA-E
113N. Illinois82.884.683.283.6MAC-W
114Southern Miss.83.784.182.683.5CUSA-W
115New Mexico83.684.382.483.4MWC-M
116Eastern Mich.82.484.582.883.2MAC-W
117U N L V82.183.581.582.3MWC-W
118Middle Tenn.80.981.180.981.0CUSA-E
119U T S A80.681.180.880.8CUSA-W
120Kansas81.480.980.080.8B12
121Texas St.80.080.478.479.6SUN-W
122North Texas76.877.376.676.9CUSA-W
123Bowling Green74.476.170.673.7MAC-E
124Akron73.175.571.573.4MAC-E
125UL-Monroe72.472.570.971.9SUN-W
126U T E P70.472.770.571.2CUSA-W
127Mass.62.168.759.963.6Ind.

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgAACOverall
Cincinnati113.7113.0113.7113.52-04-0
UCF110.7110.9111.4111.02-23-2
Memphis109.3108.4108.3108.72-13-1
Houston104.9103.3103.6103.92-02-1
Tulsa104.1102.4102.6103.02-02-1
SMU100.6100.199.7100.22-15-1
Tulane97.497.096.396.90-42-4
Temple96.096.295.095.71-21-2
Navy94.793.392.993.63-13-3
E. Carolina92.592.391.192.01-11-3
USF87.886.285.686.50-41-5
AAC Avg.101.1100.3100.0100.5

Atlantic Coast Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgACCOverall
Clemson129.7130.8132.8131.15-06-0
Notre Dame122.6122.0122.3122.34-05-0
N. Carolina113.8114.2115.1114.44-14-1
Virginia Tech109.5109.8110.9110.03-23-2
Miami (Fla.)108.9111.2109.4109.84-15-1
Louisville109.0109.0108.3108.71-42-4
Virginia102.9103.1103.0103.01-41-4
Wake Forest102.1102.8102.4102.52-23-2
Boston Coll.101.7101.7101.9101.83-24-2
Florida St.100.999.8100.7100.51-42-4
Pittsburgh100.0101.199.7100.32-43-4
NC State99.599.8100.099.84-24-2
Duke98.598.697.798.21-51-5
Georgia Tech93.492.692.392.82-32-4
Syracuse91.192.691.791.81-41-5
ACC Avg.105.6105.9105.9105.8

Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgB12Overall
Oklahoma115.6114.9115.6115.42-23-2
Oklahoma St.115.5114.8115.4115.23-04-0
Texas113.8112.5113.7113.32-23-2
Iowa St.110.9110.1111.1110.73-13-2
Kansas St.110.7109.9111.0110.54-04-1
Baylor109.3109.2109.2109.21-21-2
T C U105.1102.5104.8104.21-31-3
W. Virginia102.0101.8101.9101.92-23-2
Texas Tech100.199.0100.599.91-32-3
Kansas81.480.980.080.80-40-5
Big 12 Avg.106.5105.6106.3106.1

Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverageBTenOverall
Ohio St.132.6131.5135.7133.31-01-0
Penn St.121.0119.8121.5120.80-10-1
Michigan115.3114.8117.4115.91-01-0
Indiana110.6111.2113.1111.61-01-0
Michigan St.99.298.899.399.10-10-1
Rutgers98.897.597.297.81-01-0
Maryland90.289.988.889.60-10-1

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverageBTenOverall
Wisconsin125.0122.7126.0124.61-01-0
Iowa111.3111.0112.9111.70-10-1
Minnesota109.8110.5111.7110.70-10-1
Northwestern106.9106.9109.4107.81-01-0
Purdue106.6107.5108.1107.41-01-0
Nebraska107.0106.4108.4107.30-10-1
Illinois101.8100.9102.6101.80-10-1
Big Ten Avg.109.7109.3110.9110.0

Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgCUSAOverall
Marshall102.0101.9101.4101.73-05-0
Florida Int’l.91.190.891.191.00-10-3
W. Kentucky90.290.990.390.51-22-4
Charlotte87.487.787.587.62-12-2
Fla. Atlantic83.684.783.984.01-11-1
Middle Tenn.80.981.180.981.02-32-5

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgCUSAOverall
U A B96.997.596.597.02-04-2
La. Tech85.085.884.985.32-23-3
Rice85.883.584.984.70-10-1
Southern Miss.83.784.182.683.51-11-4
U T S A80.681.180.880.82-14-3
North Texas76.877.376.676.91-22-3
U T E P70.472.770.571.20-23-3
CUSA Avg.85.786.185.585.8

FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
BYU110.9110.4111.0110.8x6-0
Liberty94.797.395.795.9x6-0
Army93.795.493.894.3x5-1
Mass.62.168.759.963.6x0-1
Ind. Avg.90.393.090.191.1

Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Buffalo96.797.397.697.20-00-0
Ohio94.395.196.095.10-00-0
Miami (O)94.793.294.093.90-00-0
Kent St.90.189.489.589.70-00-0
Bowling Green74.476.170.673.70-00-0
Akron73.175.571.573.40-00-0

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Central Mich.93.292.793.393.10-00-0
Ball St.92.691.993.092.50-00-0
Western Mich.89.191.290.490.20-00-0
Toledo88.589.788.088.70-00-0
N. Illinois82.884.683.283.60-00-0
Eastern Mich.82.484.582.883.20-00-0
MAC Avg.87.688.487.587.9

Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Boise St.109.1109.0108.8109.01-01-0
Air Force100.7101.5100.6100.90-11-1
Wyoming96.898.297.997.60-10-1
Utah St.92.291.691.491.70-10-1
Colorado St.91.192.191.291.50-00-0
New Mexico83.684.382.483.40-00-0

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
San Diego St.97.699.098.698.41-01-0
Hawaii97.097.096.296.71-01-0
San Jose St.92.494.292.092.91-01-0
Nevada90.891.591.691.31-01-0
Fresno St.91.191.490.591.00-10-1
U N L V82.183.581.582.30-10-1
MWC Avg.93.794.493.693.9

Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Oregon119.5117.9119.3118.90-00-0
Washington110.2108.9110.9110.00-00-0
California107.5107.7107.8107.70-00-0
Washington St.104.8103.5105.9104.70-00-0
Stanford105.0102.5104.2103.90-00-0
Oregon St.103.0103.3101.8102.70-00-0

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
U S C116.2113.5115.2115.00-00-0
Utah109.3108.9110.0109.40-00-0
Arizona St.107.8107.4107.8107.60-00-0
U C L A102.2100.7100.3101.10-00-0
Arizona101.499.7100.4100.50-00-0
Colorado97.899.195.797.50-00-0
P12 Avg.107.1106.1106.6106.6

Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSECOverall
Georgia123.9122.9124.8123.93-13-1
Florida120.2119.5120.7120.12-12-1
Kentucky111.7111.7112.9112.12-32-3
S. Carolina110.6108.8110.3109.92-32-3
Tennessee108.1107.6108.4108.02-32-3
Missouri104.8104.9106.3105.32-22-2
Vanderbilt92.491.691.091.70-30-3

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSECOverall
Alabama127.3128.4129.4128.45-05-0
L S U119.6118.9121.7120.12-22-2
Texas A&M114.4114.6114.9114.63-13-1
Auburn113.4111.9112.9112.73-23-2
Miss. St.106.7106.1107.6106.81-31-3
Ole Miss104.8103.6104.6104.31-41-4
Arkansas101.6102.3100.4101.42-22-2
SEC Avg.111.4110.9111.8111.4

Sunbelt Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSBCOverall
Appal. St.103.5102.7104.3103.51-03-1
Coastal Car.98.799.499.599.23-05-0
Georgia Sou.93.093.993.793.51-23-2
Georgia St.91.891.891.791.81-22-2
Troy88.289.588.688.81-13-2

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSBCOverall
Louisiana103.6103.0103.2103.32-14-1
Arkansas St.91.892.691.692.01-23-3
S. Alabama84.885.984.585.12-03-2
Texas St.80.080.478.479.61-21-6
UL-Monroe72.472.570.971.90-30-6
Sun Avg.90.891.290.690.9

Conference Ratings

#LeagueAvg
1SEC111.4
2BTen110.0
3P12106.6
4B12106.1
5ACC105.8
6AAC100.5
7MWC93.9
8Ind.91.1
9Sun90.9
10MAC87.9
11CUSA85.8

October 19, 2020

Saturday’s College Football TV Schedule

Thursday, October 22
Time ETNetworkHomeVisitorsEntertainment Value
7:30 PMESPNAppalachian St.Arkansas St.Loser won’t be in SBC Championship Game

Friday, October 23
Time ETNetworkHomeVisitorsEntertainment Value
7:30 PMESPNSouth FloridaTulsaTulsa on the cusp of becoming quite good
8:00 PMBTNWisconsinIllinoisBig Rivalry Game to open up Big Ten Play
8:00 PMCBSSNUABLouisianaMost interesting of the 4 weeknight games

Saturday, October 24
Time ETNetworkHomeVisitorsEntertainment Value
12:00 PMABCTCUOklahomaBoth teams in 6th place tie in the Big 12
12:00 PMFOXOhio St.NebraskaScott Frost & Cornhuskers’ punishment by the league
12:00 PMESPNNorth CarolinaNC St.Big rivalry game no longer as important after UNC lost
12:00 PMACCNClemsonSyracuseClemson should have lead for good after one possession
12:00 PMFS1Kansas St.KansasShould be 20-30 point win for Wildcats
12:00 PMBTNMichigan St.RutgersMel Tucker’s debut at Spartan Stadium
12:00 PMFSNLouisvilleFlorida St.Interesting game all of a sudden
12:00 PMESPNUCoastal CarolinaGa. SouthernCCU now in driver’s sear in SBC East
12:00 PMSECNOle MissAuburnGus Malzahn is on big hot seat
12:00 PMCBSSNArmyMercerArmy might rush for 450 yards and pass for 20
1:00 PMESPN3LibertySouthern Miss.Is Liberty the best G5 team?
2:00 PMESPN2UCFTulaneLoser in trouble for getting to a bowl game
2:30 PMStadiumMarshallFla. AtlanticWinner in driver’s seat in CUSA East
3:30 PMABCPittsburghNotre DameIrish are no lock in this game
3:30 PMCBSTennesseeAlabamaTide is a lock in this game
3:30 PMFOXOklahoma St.Iowa St.This is the game of the week! Winner in 1st in the B12
3:30 PMESPNTexasBaylorWill Longhorns be on the same page or fold?
3:30 PMFS1IndianaPenn St.Nittany Lions think they can win Big Ten East
3:30 PMCBSSNNavyHoustonNavy still unbeaten in conference play
3:30 PMBTNPurdueIowaOffense vs. Defense
3:30 PMFSNWake ForestVirginia TechBoth teams looked strong in last game
4:00 PMSECNMissouriKentuckyMost interesting SEC game this week
4:00 PMESPNUTroyGeorgia St.GSU scored 52 and lost last week
4:00 PMACCNBoston CollegeGeorgia TechWinner stays alive in race for bowl
5:30 PMESPN2Texas TechWest Va.TTU has taken some tough losses
7:00 PMESPNLSUSouth CarolinaWill Muschamp dropped some ice on his seat
7:00 PMFS1Boise St.Utah St.Should be interesting MWC opener for both teams
7:00 PMCBSSNNevadaWyomingExpect a more defensive struggle in this one
7:30 PMABCMinnesotaMichiganLittle Brown Jug as season opener
7:30 PMBTNNorthwesternMarylandWinner with a glimmer of hope for a bowl
8:00 PMACCNMiamiVirginiaHurricanes should romp
8:00 PMESPNUUTSALouisiana TechOnly if you are a fan of either team
9:00 PMESPN2SMUCincinnatiBiggest G5 game of the year to date
10:15 PMESPNBYUTexas St.Cougars must win by 35+ to stay in NY6 talk
10:30 PMFS1San Jose St.Air ForceFalcons looked impressive vs. Navy
10:30 PMCBSSNSan Diego St.UNLVBrady Hoke’s re-debut in SD–Marcus Arroyo’s Debut

If games are postponed due to Covid, and the TV schedule changes, we will do our best to update this page before the games begin.

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