The Pi-Rate Ratings

March 6, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, March 6, 2022

Sunday’s Conference Tournaments
America East Conference–Quarterfinals
Higher Seed at Home
Home TeamLower SeedSpread
VermontNJIT21.5
Maryland Baltimore Co.UMass Lowell2.5
New HampshireBinghamton6.6
HartfordAlbany3.7
Big South Conference–CHAMPIONSHIP
Charlotte
Higher SeedLower SeedSpread
LongwoodWinthrop-1.2
Colonial Athletic Association–Quarterfinals
Charlotte
Higher SeedLower SeedSpread
TowsonNortheastern11.9
DrexelDelaware0.9
UNC WilmingtonElon3.4
HofstraCharleston2.6
Missouri Valley Conference CHAMPIONSHIP
St. Louis (Arch Madness)
Higher SeedLower SeedSpread
DrakeLoyola (Chi.)4.2
Patriot League–Semifinals
Higher Seed at Home
HomeVisitorSpread
ColgateLehigh11.7
Navy
Southern Conference–Semifinals
Asheville, NC
Higher SeedLower SeedSpread
ChattanoogaWofford2.4
FurmanSamford8.5
Summit League–Quarterfinals Continue
Sioux Falls, SD
Higher SeedLower SeedSpread
Kansas CitySouth Dakota0.1
Oral RobertsWestern Illinois6.0
Sun Belt Conference–Semifinals
Pensacola, FL
Higher SeedLower SeedSpread
TroyLouisiana-0.3
Appalachian St.Georgia St.-0.4

Sunday’s Regularly Scheduled Games
Home TeamVisitorSpread
MemphisHouston-3.7
RutgersPenn St.4.2
Ohio St.Michigan3.7
WisconsinNebraska13.1
TulsaCentral Florida-2.5
TempleSouth Florida9.1
SMUTulane7.4
Michigan St.Maryland5.9
IllinoisIowa2.0
NorthwesternMinnesota5.8

Dance Tickets Punched

1Murray St.Ohio Valley30-2

February 27, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, February 27, 2022

HomeVisitorsSpread
GeorgetownConnecticut-14.7
HarvardPrinceton-5.1
HoustonSMU12.8
QuinnipiacCanisius1.1
MichiganIllinois-0.1
ManhattanFairfield-0.2
Saint Peter’sNiagara4.9
SienaMonmouth-5.5
RiderIona-12.1
MemphisWichita St.8.1
George MasonGeorge Washington11.5
TempleTulane1.0
MarylandOhio St.2.5
UNC GreensboroEast Tennessee St.3.4
DePaulSt. John’s-1.6
MontanaMontana St.-2.8
MinnesotaIndiana-3.3
Penn St.Nebraska12.6

February 21, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Monday, February 21, 2022

Monday’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

HomeVisitorsSpread
ColgateAmerican17.2
SyracuseGeorgia Tech9.9
Ohio St.Indiana5.6
Middle TennesseeUTEP5.8
LafayetteHoly Cross5.9
Boston CollegeFlorida St.-2.4
HowardCoppin St.8.1
North CarolinaLouisville9.8
MarylandPenn St.2.6
Florida A&MAlabama A&M5.6
Morgan St.Norfolk St.-6.6
North Carolina CentralMaryland Eastern Shore6.5
South Carolina St.Delaware St.10.6
Southern Miss.Marshall-5.3
SIU EdwardsvilleEastern Illinois10.6
SamfordThe Citadel5.1
Northern ColoradoIdaho St.12.6
DrakeIndiana St.11.7
Central ArkansasLiberty-11.9
TCUWest Virginia3.0
Illinois St.Loyola (Chi.)-8.7
Northern ArizonaSouthern Utah-6.8
ValparaisoEvansville10.1
Arkansas-Pine BluffTexas Southern-13.0
Mississippi Valley St.Prairie View-10.0
PacificSan Francisco-14.2
Oklahoma St.Baylor-5.5
Bethune-CookmanAlabama St.1.7
UCLAArizona St.16.1
SeattleNew Mexico St.-0.4

Monday’s PiRate Ratings

#TeamPiRateConference
1Gonzaga125.1West Coast
2Arizona121.1Pac-12
3Kentucky119.9Southeastern
4Baylor119.1Big 12
5Kansas119.0Big 12
6Auburn118.4Southeastern
7Purdue118.0Big Ten
8Houston117.9American Athletic
9Duke117.9Atlantic Coast
10UCLA117.8Pac-12
11Tennessee117.3Southeastern
12Texas Tech117.3Big 12
13Villanova117.2Big East
14Illinois115.8Big Ten
15Iowa115.2Big Ten
16Texas114.9Big 12
17LSU114.8Southeastern
18Connecticut114.6Big East
19Alabama114.3Southeastern
20Arkansas114.2Southeastern
21Ohio St.113.9Big Ten
22Michigan St.112.6Big Ten
23Saint Mary’s112.5West Coast
24Michigan112.5Big Ten
25USC112.1Pac-12
26Seton Hall112.1Big East
27Wisconsin112.1Big Ten
28Xavier111.9Big East
29San Francisco111.9West Coast
30Memphis111.7American Athletic
31San Diego St.111.7Mountain West
32Wake Forest111.4Atlantic Coast
33Virginia Tech111.4Atlantic Coast
34Indiana111.3Big Ten
35Marquette111.3Big East
36North Carolina111.3Atlantic Coast
37Oklahoma111.0Big 12
38Boise St.110.7Mountain West
39Mississippi St.110.7Southeastern
40Loyola Chicago110.6Missouri Valley
41Florida110.6Southeastern
42Oklahoma St.110.6Big 12
43UAB110.4Conference USA
44Washington St.110.4Pac-12
45Murray St.110.4Ohio Valley
46Iowa St.110.3Big 12
47Providence110.2Big East
48Colorado St.109.9Mountain West
49SMU109.8American Athletic
50St. John’s109.8Big East
51Oregon109.4Pac-12
52Dayton109.3Atlantic 10
53BYU109.1West Coast
54Notre Dame109.0Atlantic Coast
55Northwestern109.0Big Ten
56TCU109.0Big 12
57Utah St.109.0Mountain West
58West Virginia109.0Big 12
59Kansas St.109.0Big 12
60Saint Louis109.0Atlantic 10
61North Texas108.7Conference USA
62Syracuse108.6Atlantic Coast
63Davidson108.6Atlantic 10
64Wyoming108.5Mountain West
65Creighton108.5Big East
66Rutgers108.4Big Ten
67Miami FL108.3Atlantic Coast
68Belmont108.3Ohio Valley
69VCU108.3Atlantic 10
70Penn St.108.2Big Ten
71South Dakota St.108.2Summit
72Missouri St.108.1Missouri Valley
73Vermont108.1America East
74Virginia107.9Atlantic Coast
75Maryland107.8Big Ten
76Colorado107.7Pac-12
77Texas A&M107.7Southeastern
78St. Bonaventure107.5Atlantic 10
79Vanderbilt107.5Southeastern
80Clemson107.3Atlantic Coast
81Santa Clara107.2West Coast
82Wichita St.107.2American Athletic
83Furman107.0Southern
84Iona106.9Metro Atlantic
85Toledo106.9Mid-American
86Fresno St.106.8Mountain West
87Cincinnati106.7American Athletic
88Florida St.106.6Atlantic Coast
89Towson106.5Colonial Athletic
90Chattanooga106.5Southern
91Richmond106.4Atlantic 10
92UNLV106.4Mountain West
93Drake106.2Missouri Valley
94South Carolina106.0Southeastern
95New Mexico St.106.0Western Athletic
96UCF105.9American Athletic
97Mississippi105.7Southeastern
98Northern Iowa105.7Missouri Valley
99Minnesota105.4Big Ten
100Bradley105.4Missouri Valley
101DePaul105.4Big East
102Louisiana Tech105.3Conference USA
103Stanford105.2Pac-12
104Buffalo105.1Mid-American
105Tulane105.0American Athletic
106Utah104.7Pac-12
107Arizona St.104.7Pac-12
108Ohio104.7Mid-American
109Hofstra104.6Colonial Athletic
110Louisville104.5Atlantic Coast
111UC Irvine104.5Big West
112N.C. State104.2Atlantic Coast
113Western Kentucky104.1Conference USA
114Grand Canyon104.1Western Athletic
115George Mason103.9Atlantic 10
116Princeton103.9Ivy League
117Liberty103.8Atlantic Sun
118Nevada103.7Mountain West
119Colgate103.7Patriot League
120Wofford103.5Southern
121Middle Tennessee103.4Conference USA
122Rhode Island103.4Atlantic 10
123Temple103.3American Athletic
124Seattle103.1Western Athletic
125Butler103.0Big East
126Utah Valley102.9Western Athletic
127Washington102.8Pac-12
128California102.8Pac-12
129Wagner102.7Northeast
130South Alabama102.6Sun Belt
131Kent St.102.6Mid-American
132Stephen F. Austin102.5Western Athletic
133Florida Atlantic102.5Conference USA
134UC Santa Barbara102.2Big West
135Southern Illinois102.1Missouri Valley
136Monmouth102.1Metro Atlantic
137Morehead St.102.0Ohio Valley
138Oral Roberts101.9Summit
139Missouri101.8Southeastern
140Georgia Tech101.7Atlantic Coast
141Drexel101.7Colonial Athletic
142Montana St.101.5Big Sky
143Yale101.5Ivy League
144Jacksonville St.101.5Atlantic Sun
145Abilene Christian101.5Western Athletic
146Texas St.101.3Sun Belt
147Tulsa101.3American Athletic
148Boston College101.2Atlantic Coast
149Delaware101.1Colonial Athletic
150Akron101.1Mid-American
151Oakland101.1Horizon
152Pittsburgh100.9Atlantic Coast
153Georgia St.100.9Sun Belt
154VMI100.9Southern
155Coastal Carolina100.6Sun Belt
156Weber St.100.6Big Sky
157Sam Houston St.100.6Western Athletic
158Appalachian St.100.5Sun Belt
159Cal St. Fullerton100.5Big West
160Nebraska100.3Big Ten
161Navy100.2Patriot League
162Saint Joseph’s100.2Atlantic 10
163Hawaii100.1Big West
164Southern Utah100.1Big Sky
165UTEP100.1Conference USA
166Gardner Webb100.1Big South
167Georgetown100.0Big East
168Longwood100.0Big South
169UNC Greensboro100.0Southern
170Saint Peter’s100.0Metro Atlantic
171New Mexico99.9Mountain West
172Cleveland St.99.9Horizon
173Winthrop99.9Big South
174North Dakota St.99.8Summit
175Long Beach St.99.7Big West
176UC Riverside99.6Big West
177Massachusetts99.5Atlantic 10
178Charleston99.5Colonial Athletic
179East Carolina99.4American Athletic
180Wright St.99.3Horizon
181Marist99.3Metro Atlantic
182Charlotte99.3Conference USA
183East Tennessee St.99.3Southern
184Troy99.2Sun Belt
185Arkansas St.99.2Sun Belt
186Fordham99.1Atlantic 10
187Penn99.0Ivy League
188Jacksonville99.0Atlantic Sun
189Texas Southern99.0Southwestern Athletic
190Norfolk St.99.0Mideastern Athletic
191Loyola Marymount99.0West Coast
192Illinois St.98.9Missouri Valley
193Old Dominion98.8Conference USA
194Portland98.8West Coast
195Northern Colorado98.7Big Sky
196Valparaiso98.7Missouri Valley
197Boston University98.6Patriot League
198Georgia98.5Southeastern
199Southern98.5Southwestern Athletic
200Louisiana98.5Sun Belt
201San Diego98.5West Coast
202UMKC98.4Summit
203Mercer98.3Southern
204Bellarmine98.3Atlantic Sun
205James Madison98.3Colonial Athletic
206Rice98.3Conference USA
207South Dakota98.3Summit
208Cornell98.2Ivy League
209Brown98.2Ivy League
210Niagara98.0Metro Atlantic
211Harvard98.0Ivy League
212Bryant98.0Northeast
213Florida Gulf Coast97.9Atlantic Sun
214Montana97.8Big Sky
215Northern Kentucky97.8Horizon
216Tarleton St.97.8Western Athletic
217Cal Baptist97.8Western Athletic
218Oregon St.97.8Pac-12
219Eastern Washington97.7Big Sky
220UNC Wilmington97.7Colonial Athletic
221UNC Asheville97.6Big South
222Campbell97.6Big South
223Detroit Mercy97.5Horizon
224Samford97.5Southern
225Indiana St.97.5Missouri Valley
226Fairfield97.4Metro Atlantic
227Nicholls St.97.4Southland
228UT Arlington97.3Sun Belt
229UC Davis97.1Big West
230George Washington97.0Atlantic 10
231Kennesaw St.96.8Atlantic Sun
232Dartmouth96.8Ivy League
233Western Illinois96.7Summit
234Howard96.7Mideastern Athletic
235LIU96.7Northeast
236Purdue Fort Wayne96.6Horizon
237Marshall96.2Conference USA
238Miami OH96.1Mid-American
239FIU95.9Conference USA
240Northeastern95.9Colonial Athletic
241Youngstown St.95.8Horizon
242La Salle95.8Atlantic 10
243UMBC95.7America East
244Stony Brook95.7America East
245UMass Lowell95.6America East
246Ball St.95.5Mid-American
247Georgia Southern95.5Sun Belt
248Bowling Green95.5Mid-American
249Quinnipiac95.4Metro Atlantic
250New Orleans95.4Southland
251South Florida95.4American Athletic
252Siena95.4Metro Atlantic
253North Florida95.3Atlantic Sun
254Tennessee Tech95.2Ohio Valley
255Manhattan95.2Metro Atlantic
256Eastern Kentucky95.2Atlantic Sun
257New Hampshire95.1America East
258Air Force95.1Mountain West
259The Citadel94.9Southern
260Rider94.9Metro Atlantic
261Mount St. Mary’s94.9Northeast
262Pacific94.7West Coast
263Duquesne94.6Atlantic 10
264Loyola MD94.6Patriot League
265Cal St. Bakersfield94.6Big West
266Portland St.94.5Big Sky
267Albany94.5America East
268Louisiana Monroe94.4Sun Belt
269High Point94.3Big South
270UC San Diego94.3Big West
271North Carolina Central94.0Mideastern Athletic
272Texas A&M Corpus Chris93.9Southland
273Canisius93.9Metro Atlantic
274Pepperdine93.8West Coast
275Hartford93.8America East
276Alcorn St.93.6Southwestern Athletic
277Elon93.6Colonial Athletic
278Southeast Missouri St.93.6Ohio Valley
279Dixie St.93.5Western Athletic
280Jackson St.93.5Southwestern Athletic
281Binghamton93.4America East
282Illinois Chicago93.4Horizon
283North Carolina A&T93.4Big South
284Presbyterian93.3Big South
285USC Upstate93.0Big South
286Lipscomb93.0Atlantic Sun
287Austin Peay92.9Ohio Valley
288Army92.9Patriot League
289Prairie View A&M92.9Southwestern Athletic
290Tennessee St.92.8Ohio Valley
291Radford92.6Big South
292Merrimack92.5Northeast
293St. Francis NY92.5Northeast
294San Jose St.92.5Mountain West
295Southeastern Louisiana92.3Southland
296Stetson92.1Atlantic Sun
297UT Rio Grande Valley92.1Western Athletic
298SIU Edwardsville91.9Ohio Valley
299North Alabama91.9Atlantic Sun
300Grambling St.91.9Southwestern Athletic
301Eastern Michigan91.9Mid-American
302Western Carolina91.8Southern
303Northern Illinois91.8Mid-American
304Evansville91.6Missouri Valley
305McNeese St.91.5Southland
306Lafayette91.3Patriot League
307Denver91.2Summit
308Coppin St.91.1Mideastern Athletic
309St. Thomas91.0Summit
310Tennessee Martin91.0Ohio Valley
311Northern Arizona90.8Big Sky
312Florida A&M90.8Southwestern Athletic
313UTSA90.7Conference USA
314St. Francis PA90.6Northeast
315Lehigh90.6Patriot League
316Cal Poly90.6Big West
317NJIT90.6America East
318Cal St. Northridge90.5Big West
319Robert Morris90.5Horizon
320Idaho90.4Big Sky
321Sacred Heart90.1Northeast
322Maryland Eastern Shore90.0Mideastern Athletic
323Morgan St.89.9Mideastern Athletic
324Milwaukee89.8Horizon
325Little Rock89.8Sun Belt
326Central Michigan89.6Mid-American
327Central Arkansas89.4Atlantic Sun
328Sacramento St.89.2Big Sky
329South Carolina St.89.1Mideastern Athletic
330Western Michigan89.1Mid-American
331American89.0Patriot League
332Hampton88.9Big South
333Northwestern St.88.8Southland
334Alabama St.88.7Southwestern Athletic
335Idaho St.88.6Big Sky
336Bucknell88.5Patriot League
337Southern Miss88.4Conference USA
338William & Mary88.4Colonial Athletic
339Green Bay87.9Horizon
340Bethune Cookman87.9Southwestern Athletic
341Holy Cross87.9Patriot League
342Alabama A&M87.7Southwestern Athletic
343Central Connecticut87.7Northeast
344North Dakota87.6Summit
345Lamar87.2Western Athletic
346Houston Baptist86.4Southland
347Nebraska Omaha86.4Summit
348Fairleigh Dickinson85.9Northeast
349Chicago St.85.7Western Athletic
350Maine85.7America East
351Columbia85.3Ivy League
352Incarnate Word85.2Southland
353Charleston Southern85.1Big South
354Eastern Illinois83.8Ohio Valley
355Arkansas Pine Bluff83.5Southwestern Athletic
356Delaware St.81.0Mideastern Athletic
357IUPUI80.9Horizon
358Mississippi Valley St.80.4Southwestern Athletic

Alphabetical

#TeamPiRateConference
145Abilene Christian101.5Western Athletic
258Air Force95.1Mountain West
150Akron101.1Mid-American
19Alabama114.3Southeastern
342Alabama A&M87.7Southwestern Athletic
334Alabama St.88.7Southwestern Athletic
267Albany94.5America East
276Alcorn St.93.6Southwestern Athletic
331American89.0Patriot League
158Appalachian St.100.5Sun Belt
2Arizona121.1Pac-12
107Arizona St.104.7Pac-12
20Arkansas114.2Southeastern
355Arkansas Pine Bluff83.5Southwestern Athletic
185Arkansas St.99.2Sun Belt
288Army92.9Patriot League
6Auburn118.4Southeastern
287Austin Peay92.9Ohio Valley
246Ball St.95.5Mid-American
4Baylor119.1Big 12
204Bellarmine98.3Atlantic Sun
68Belmont108.3Ohio Valley
340Bethune Cookman87.9Southwestern Athletic
281Binghamton93.4America East
38Boise St.110.7Mountain West
148Boston College101.2Atlantic Coast
197Boston University98.6Patriot League
248Bowling Green95.5Mid-American
100Bradley105.4Missouri Valley
209Brown98.2Ivy League
212Bryant98.0Northeast
336Bucknell88.5Patriot League
104Buffalo105.1Mid-American
125Butler103.0Big East
53BYU109.1West Coast
217Cal Baptist97.8Western Athletic
316Cal Poly90.6Big West
265Cal St. Bakersfield94.6Big West
159Cal St. Fullerton100.5Big West
318Cal St. Northridge90.5Big West
128California102.8Pac-12
222Campbell97.6Big South
273Canisius93.9Metro Atlantic
327Central Arkansas89.4Atlantic Sun
343Central Connecticut87.7Northeast
326Central Michigan89.6Mid-American
178Charleston99.5Colonial Athletic
353Charleston Southern85.1Big South
182Charlotte99.3Conference USA
90Chattanooga106.5Southern
349Chicago St.85.7Western Athletic
87Cincinnati106.7American Athletic
80Clemson107.3Atlantic Coast
172Cleveland St.99.9Horizon
155Coastal Carolina100.6Sun Belt
119Colgate103.7Patriot League
76Colorado107.7Pac-12
48Colorado St.109.9Mountain West
351Columbia85.3Ivy League
18Connecticut114.6Big East
308Coppin St.91.1Mideastern Athletic
208Cornell98.2Ivy League
65Creighton108.5Big East
232Dartmouth96.8Ivy League
63Davidson108.6Atlantic 10
52Dayton109.3Atlantic 10
149Delaware101.1Colonial Athletic
356Delaware St.81.0Mideastern Athletic
307Denver91.2Summit
101DePaul105.4Big East
223Detroit Mercy97.5Horizon
279Dixie St.93.5Western Athletic
93Drake106.2Missouri Valley
141Drexel101.7Colonial Athletic
9Duke117.9Atlantic Coast
263Duquesne94.6Atlantic 10
179East Carolina99.4American Athletic
183East Tennessee St.99.3Southern
354Eastern Illinois83.8Ohio Valley
256Eastern Kentucky95.2Atlantic Sun
301Eastern Michigan91.9Mid-American
219Eastern Washington97.7Big Sky
277Elon93.6Colonial Athletic
304Evansville91.6Missouri Valley
226Fairfield97.4Metro Atlantic
348Fairleigh Dickinson85.9Northeast
239FIU95.9Conference USA
41Florida110.6Southeastern
312Florida A&M90.8Southwestern Athletic
133Florida Atlantic102.5Conference USA
213Florida Gulf Coast97.9Atlantic Sun
88Florida St.106.6Atlantic Coast
186Fordham99.1Atlantic 10
86Fresno St.106.8Mountain West
83Furman107.0Southern
166Gardner Webb100.1Big South
115George Mason103.9Atlantic 10
230George Washington97.0Atlantic 10
167Georgetown100.0Big East
198Georgia98.5Southeastern
247Georgia Southern95.5Sun Belt
153Georgia St.100.9Sun Belt
140Georgia Tech101.7Atlantic Coast
1Gonzaga125.1West Coast
300Grambling St.91.9Southwestern Athletic
114Grand Canyon104.1Western Athletic
339Green Bay87.9Horizon
332Hampton88.9Big South
275Hartford93.8America East
211Harvard98.0Ivy League
163Hawaii100.1Big West
269High Point94.3Big South
109Hofstra104.6Colonial Athletic
341Holy Cross87.9Patriot League
8Houston117.9American Athletic
346Houston Baptist86.4Southland
234Howard96.7Mideastern Athletic
320Idaho90.4Big Sky
335Idaho St.88.6Big Sky
14Illinois115.8Big Ten
282Illinois Chicago93.4Horizon
192Illinois St.98.9Missouri Valley
352Incarnate Word85.2Southland
34Indiana111.3Big Ten
225Indiana St.97.5Missouri Valley
84Iona106.9Metro Atlantic
15Iowa115.2Big Ten
46Iowa St.110.3Big 12
357IUPUI80.9Horizon
280Jackson St.93.5Southwestern Athletic
188Jacksonville99.0Atlantic Sun
144Jacksonville St.101.5Atlantic Sun
205James Madison98.3Colonial Athletic
5Kansas119.0Big 12
59Kansas St.109.0Big 12
231Kennesaw St.96.8Atlantic Sun
131Kent St.102.6Mid-American
3Kentucky119.9Southeastern
242La Salle95.8Atlantic 10
306Lafayette91.3Patriot League
345Lamar87.2Western Athletic
315Lehigh90.6Patriot League
117Liberty103.8Atlantic Sun
286Lipscomb93.0Atlantic Sun
325Little Rock89.8Sun Belt
235LIU96.7Northeast
175Long Beach St.99.7Big West
168Longwood100.0Big South
200Louisiana98.5Sun Belt
268Louisiana Monroe94.4Sun Belt
102Louisiana Tech105.3Conference USA
110Louisville104.5Atlantic Coast
40Loyola Chicago110.6Missouri Valley
191Loyola Marymount99.0West Coast
264Loyola MD94.6Patriot League
17LSU114.8Southeastern
350Maine85.7America East
255Manhattan95.2Metro Atlantic
181Marist99.3Metro Atlantic
35Marquette111.3Big East
237Marshall96.2Conference USA
75Maryland107.8Big Ten
322Maryland Eastern Shore90.0Mideastern Athletic
177Massachusetts99.5Atlantic 10
305McNeese St.91.5Southland
30Memphis111.7American Athletic
203Mercer98.3Southern
292Merrimack92.5Northeast
67Miami FL108.3Atlantic Coast
238Miami OH96.1Mid-American
24Michigan112.5Big Ten
22Michigan St.112.6Big Ten
121Middle Tennessee103.4Conference USA
324Milwaukee89.8Horizon
99Minnesota105.4Big Ten
97Mississippi105.7Southeastern
39Mississippi St.110.7Southeastern
358Mississippi Valley St.80.4Southwestern Athletic
139Missouri101.8Southeastern
72Missouri St.108.1Missouri Valley
136Monmouth102.1Metro Atlantic
214Montana97.8Big Sky
142Montana St.101.5Big Sky
137Morehead St.102.0Ohio Valley
323Morgan St.89.9Mideastern Athletic
261Mount St. Mary’s94.9Northeast
45Murray St.110.4Ohio Valley
112N.C. State104.2Atlantic Coast
161Navy100.2Patriot League
160Nebraska100.3Big Ten
347Nebraska Omaha86.4Summit
118Nevada103.7Mountain West
257New Hampshire95.1America East
171New Mexico99.9Mountain West
95New Mexico St.106.0Western Athletic
250New Orleans95.4Southland
210Niagara98.0Metro Atlantic
227Nicholls St.97.4Southland
317NJIT90.6America East
190Norfolk St.99.0Mideastern Athletic
299North Alabama91.9Atlantic Sun
36North Carolina111.3Atlantic Coast
283North Carolina A&T93.4Big South
271North Carolina Central94.0Mideastern Athletic
344North Dakota87.6Summit
174North Dakota St.99.8Summit
253North Florida95.3Atlantic Sun
61North Texas108.7Conference USA
240Northeastern95.9Colonial Athletic
311Northern Arizona90.8Big Sky
195Northern Colorado98.7Big Sky
303Northern Illinois91.8Mid-American
98Northern Iowa105.7Missouri Valley
215Northern Kentucky97.8Horizon
55Northwestern109.0Big Ten
333Northwestern St.88.8Southland
54Notre Dame109.0Atlantic Coast
151Oakland101.1Horizon
108Ohio104.7Mid-American
21Ohio St.113.9Big Ten
37Oklahoma111.0Big 12
42Oklahoma St.110.6Big 12
193Old Dominion98.8Conference USA
138Oral Roberts101.9Summit
51Oregon109.4Pac-12
218Oregon St.97.8Pac-12
262Pacific94.7West Coast
187Penn99.0Ivy League
70Penn St.108.2Big Ten
274Pepperdine93.8West Coast
152Pittsburgh100.9Atlantic Coast
194Portland98.8West Coast
266Portland St.94.5Big Sky
289Prairie View A&M92.9Southwestern Athletic
284Presbyterian93.3Big South
116Princeton103.9Ivy League
47Providence110.2Big East
7Purdue118.0Big Ten
236Purdue Fort Wayne96.6Horizon
249Quinnipiac95.4Metro Atlantic
291Radford92.6Big South
122Rhode Island103.4Atlantic 10
206Rice98.3Conference USA
91Richmond106.4Atlantic 10
260Rider94.9Metro Atlantic
319Robert Morris90.5Horizon
66Rutgers108.4Big Ten
328Sacramento St.89.2Big Sky
321Sacred Heart90.1Northeast
162Saint Joseph’s100.2Atlantic 10
60Saint Louis109.0Atlantic 10
23Saint Mary’s112.5West Coast
170Saint Peter’s100.0Metro Atlantic
157Sam Houston St.100.6Western Athletic
224Samford97.5Southern
201San Diego98.5West Coast
31San Diego St.111.7Mountain West
29San Francisco111.9West Coast
294San Jose St.92.5Mountain West
81Santa Clara107.2West Coast
124Seattle103.1Western Athletic
26Seton Hall112.1Big East
252Siena95.4Metro Atlantic
298SIU Edwardsville91.9Ohio Valley
49SMU109.8American Athletic
130South Alabama102.6Sun Belt
94South Carolina106.0Southeastern
329South Carolina St.89.1Mideastern Athletic
207South Dakota98.3Summit
71South Dakota St.108.2Summit
251South Florida95.4American Athletic
278Southeast Missouri St.93.6Ohio Valley
295Southeastern Louisiana92.3Southland
199Southern98.5Southwestern Athletic
135Southern Illinois102.1Missouri Valley
337Southern Miss88.4Conference USA
164Southern Utah100.1Big Sky
78St. Bonaventure107.5Atlantic 10
293St. Francis NY92.5Northeast
314St. Francis PA90.6Northeast
50St. John’s109.8Big East
309St. Thomas91.0Summit
103Stanford105.2Pac-12
132Stephen F. Austin102.5Western Athletic
296Stetson92.1Atlantic Sun
244Stony Brook95.7America East
62Syracuse108.6Atlantic Coast
216Tarleton St.97.8Western Athletic
56TCU109.0Big 12
123Temple103.3American Athletic
11Tennessee117.3Southeastern
310Tennessee Martin91.0Ohio Valley
290Tennessee St.92.8Ohio Valley
254Tennessee Tech95.2Ohio Valley
16Texas114.9Big 12
77Texas A&M107.7Southeastern
272Texas A&M Corpus Chris93.9Southland
189Texas Southern99.0Southwestern Athletic
146Texas St.101.3Sun Belt
12Texas Tech117.3Big 12
259The Citadel94.9Southern
85Toledo106.9Mid-American
89Towson106.5Colonial Athletic
184Troy99.2Sun Belt
105Tulane105.0American Athletic
147Tulsa101.3American Athletic
43UAB110.4Conference USA
229UC Davis97.1Big West
111UC Irvine104.5Big West
176UC Riverside99.6Big West
270UC San Diego94.3Big West
134UC Santa Barbara102.2Big West
96UCF105.9American Athletic
10UCLA117.8Pac-12
245UMass Lowell95.6America East
243UMBC95.7America East
202UMKC98.4Summit
221UNC Asheville97.6Big South
169UNC Greensboro100.0Southern
220UNC Wilmington97.7Colonial Athletic
92UNLV106.4Mountain West
25USC112.1Pac-12
285USC Upstate93.0Big South
228UT Arlington97.3Sun Belt
297UT Rio Grande Valley92.1Western Athletic
106Utah104.7Pac-12
57Utah St.109.0Mountain West
126Utah Valley102.9Western Athletic
165UTEP100.1Conference USA
313UTSA90.7Conference USA
196Valparaiso98.7Missouri Valley
79Vanderbilt107.5Southeastern
69VCU108.3Atlantic 10
73Vermont108.1America East
13Villanova117.2Big East
74Virginia107.9Atlantic Coast
33Virginia Tech111.4Atlantic Coast
154VMI100.9Southern
129Wagner102.7Northeast
32Wake Forest111.4Atlantic Coast
127Washington102.8Pac-12
44Washington St.110.4Pac-12
156Weber St.100.6Big Sky
58West Virginia109.0Big 12
302Western Carolina91.8Southern
233Western Illinois96.7Summit
113Western Kentucky104.1Conference USA
330Western Michigan89.1Mid-American
82Wichita St.107.2American Athletic
338William & Mary88.4Colonial Athletic
173Winthrop99.9Big South
27Wisconsin112.1Big Ten
120Wofford103.5Southern
180Wright St.99.3Horizon
64Wyoming108.5Mountain West
28Xavier111.9Big East
143Yale101.5Ivy League
241Youngstown St.95.8Horizon

PiRate Ratings By Conference

America East
TeamRating
Vermont108.1
UMBC95.7
Stony Brook95.7
UMass Lowell95.6
New Hampshire95.1
Albany94.5
Hartford93.8
Binghamton93.4
NJIT90.6
Maine85.7
American Athletic
TeamRating
Houston117.9
Memphis111.7
SMU109.8
Wichita St.107.2
Cincinnati106.7
UCF105.9
Tulane105.0
Temple103.3
Tulsa101.3
East Carolina99.4
South Florida95.4
Atlantic 10
TeamRating
Dayton109.3
Saint Louis109.0
Davidson108.6
VCU108.3
St. Bonaventure107.5
Richmond106.4
George Mason103.9
Rhode Island103.4
Saint Joseph’s100.2
Massachusetts99.5
Fordham99.1
George Washington97.0
La Salle95.8
Duquesne94.6
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Duke117.9
Wake Forest111.4
Virginia Tech111.4
North Carolina111.3
Notre Dame109.0
Syracuse108.6
Miami FL108.3
Virginia107.9
Clemson107.3
Florida St.106.6
Louisville104.5
N.C. State104.2
Georgia Tech101.7
Boston College101.2
Pittsburgh100.9
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty103.8
Jacksonville St.101.5
Jacksonville99.0
Bellarmine98.3
Florida Gulf Coast97.9
Kennesaw St.96.8
North Florida95.3
Eastern Kentucky95.2
Lipscomb93.0
Stetson92.1
North Alabama91.9
Central Arkansas89.4
Big 12
TeamRating
Baylor119.1
Kansas119.0
Texas Tech117.3
Texas114.9
Oklahoma111.0
Oklahoma St.110.6
Iowa St.110.3
TCU109.0
West Virginia109.0
Kansas St.109.0
Big East
TeamRating
Villanova117.2
Connecticut114.6
Seton Hall112.1
Xavier111.9
Marquette111.3
Providence110.2
St. John’s109.8
Creighton108.5
DePaul105.4
Butler103.0
Georgetown100.0
Big Sky
TeamRating
Montana St.101.5
Weber St.100.6
Southern Utah100.1
Northern Colorado98.7
Montana97.8
Eastern Washington97.7
Portland St.94.5
Northern Arizona90.8
Idaho90.4
Sacramento St.89.2
Idaho St.88.6
Big South
TeamRating
Gardner Webb100.1
Longwood100.0
Winthrop99.9
UNC Asheville97.6
Campbell97.6
High Point94.3
North Carolina A&T93.4
Presbyterian93.3
USC Upstate93.0
Radford92.6
Hampton88.9
Charleston Southern85.1
Big Ten
TeamRating
Purdue118.0
Illinois115.8
Iowa115.2
Ohio St.113.9
Michigan St.112.6
Michigan112.5
Wisconsin112.1
Indiana111.3
Northwestern109.0
Rutgers108.4
Penn St.108.2
Maryland107.8
Minnesota105.4
Nebraska100.3
Big West
TeamRating
UC Irvine104.5
UC Santa Barbara102.2
Cal St. Fullerton100.5
Hawaii100.1
Long Beach St.99.7
UC Riverside99.6
UC Davis97.1
Cal St. Bakersfield94.6
UC San Diego94.3
Cal Poly90.6
Cal St. Northridge90.5
Colonial Athletic
TeamRating
Towson106.5
Hofstra104.6
Drexel101.7
Delaware101.1
Charleston99.5
James Madison98.3
UNC Wilmington97.7
Northeastern95.9
Elon93.6
William & Mary88.4
Conference USA
TeamRating
UAB110.4
North Texas108.7
Louisiana Tech105.3
Western Kentucky104.1
Middle Tennessee103.4
Florida Atlantic102.5
UTEP100.1
Charlotte99.3
Old Dominion98.8
Rice98.3
Marshall96.2
FIU95.9
UTSA90.7
Southern Miss88.4
Horizon
TeamRating
Oakland101.1
Cleveland St.99.9
Wright St.99.3
Northern Kentucky97.8
Detroit Mercy97.5
Purdue Fort Wayne96.6
Youngstown St.95.8
Illinois Chicago93.4
Robert Morris90.5
Milwaukee89.8
Green Bay87.9
IUPUI80.9
Ivy League
TeamRating
Princeton103.9
Yale101.5
Penn99.0
Cornell98.2
Brown98.2
Harvard98.0
Dartmouth96.8
Columbia85.3
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Iona106.9
Monmouth102.1
Saint Peter’s100.0
Marist99.3
Niagara98.0
Fairfield97.4
Quinnipiac95.4
Siena95.4
Manhattan95.2
Rider94.9
Canisius93.9
Mid-American
TeamRating
Toledo106.9
Buffalo105.1
Ohio104.7
Kent St.102.6
Akron101.1
Miami OH96.1
Ball St.95.5
Bowling Green95.5
Eastern Michigan91.9
Northern Illinois91.8
Central Michigan89.6
Western Michigan89.1
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Norfolk St.99.0
Howard96.7
North Carolina Central94.0
Coppin St.91.1
Maryland Eastern Shore90.0
Morgan St.89.9
South Carolina St.89.1
Delaware St.81.0
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Loyola Chicago110.6
Missouri St.108.1
Drake106.2
Northern Iowa105.7
Bradley105.4
Southern Illinois102.1
Illinois St.98.9
Valparaiso98.7
Indiana St.97.5
Evansville91.6
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.111.7
Boise St.110.7
Colorado St.109.9
Utah St.109.0
Wyoming108.5
Fresno St.106.8
UNLV106.4
Nevada103.7
New Mexico99.9
Air Force95.1
San Jose St.92.5
Northeast
TeamRating
Wagner102.7
Bryant98.0
LIU96.7
Mount St. Mary’s94.9
Merrimack92.5
St. Francis NY92.5
St. Francis PA90.6
Sacred Heart90.1
Central Connecticut87.7
Fairleigh Dickinson85.9
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
Murray St.110.4
Belmont108.3
Morehead St.102.0
Tennessee Tech95.2
Southeast Missouri St.93.6
Austin Peay92.9
Tennessee St.92.8
SIU Edwardsville91.9
Tennessee Martin91.0
Eastern Illinois83.8
Pac-12
TeamRating
Arizona121.1
UCLA117.8
USC112.1
Washington St.110.4
Oregon109.4
Colorado107.7
Stanford105.2
Utah104.7
Arizona St.104.7
Washington102.8
California102.8
Oregon St.97.8
Patriot League
TeamRating
Colgate103.7
Navy100.2
Boston University98.6
Loyola MD94.6
Army92.9
Lafayette91.3
Lehigh90.6
American89.0
Bucknell88.5
Holy Cross87.9
Southeastern
TeamRating
Kentucky119.9
Auburn118.4
Tennessee117.3
LSU114.8
Alabama114.3
Arkansas114.2
Mississippi St.110.7
Florida110.6
Texas A&M107.7
Vanderbilt107.5
South Carolina106.0
Mississippi105.7
Missouri101.8
Georgia98.5
Southern
TeamRating
Furman107.0
Chattanooga106.5
Wofford103.5
VMI100.9
UNC Greensboro100.0
East Tennessee St.99.3
Mercer98.3
Samford97.5
The Citadel94.9
Western Carolina91.8
Southland
TeamRating
Nicholls St.97.4
New Orleans95.4
Texas A&M Corpus Chris93.9
Southeastern Louisiana92.3
McNeese St.91.5
Northwestern St.88.8
Houston Baptist86.4
Incarnate Word85.2
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Texas Southern99.0
Southern98.5
Alcorn St.93.6
Jackson St.93.5
Prairie View A&M92.9
Grambling St.91.9
Florida A&M90.8
Alabama St.88.7
Bethune Cookman87.9
Alabama A&M87.7
Arkansas Pine Bluff83.5
Mississippi Valley St.80.4
Summit
TeamRating
South Dakota St.108.2
Oral Roberts101.9
North Dakota St.99.8
UMKC98.4
South Dakota98.3
Western Illinois96.7
Denver91.2
St. Thomas91.0
North Dakota87.6
Nebraska Omaha86.4
Sun Belt
TeamRating
South Alabama102.6
Texas St.101.3
Georgia St.100.9
Coastal Carolina100.6
Appalachian St.100.5
Troy99.2
Arkansas St.99.2
Louisiana98.5
UT Arlington97.3
Georgia Southern95.5
Louisiana Monroe94.4
Little Rock89.8
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga125.1
Saint Mary’s112.5
San Francisco111.9
BYU109.1
Santa Clara107.2
Loyola Marymount99.0
Portland98.8
San Diego98.5
Pacific94.7
Pepperdine93.8
Western Athletic
TeamRating
New Mexico St.106.0
Grand Canyon104.1
Seattle103.1
Utah Valley102.9
Stephen F. Austin102.5
Abilene Christian101.5
Sam Houston St.100.6
Tarleton St.97.8
Cal Baptist97.8
Dixie St.93.5
UT Rio Grande Valley92.1
Lamar87.2
Chicago St.85.7

Coming Later Today: Updated Bracketology

February 17, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, February 17, 2022

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HomeVisitorsSpread
Eastern MichiganBuffalo-9.5
Penn St.Minnesota4.7
UNC WilmingtonTowson-4.7
Appalachian St.Troy3.8
Murray St.Austin Peay19.8
AkronNorthern Illinois13.3
South FloridaEast Carolina0.3
CincinnatiWichita St.2.9
Florida InternationalMiddle Tennessee-4.2
MarshallOld Dominion0.5
Florida AtlanticNorth Texas-2.9
St. Francis (PA)Long Island-1.5
Sacred HeartWagner-10.0
Mount St. Mary’sSt. Francis (NY)7.0
MerrimackFairleigh Dickinson8.4
BryantCentral Connecticut13.5
Youngstown St.Illinois Chicago4.8
Robert MorrisIUPUI15.3
Georgia St.Georgia Southern6.6
Coastal CarolinaSouth Alabama-0.4
ChattanoogaUNC Greensboro10.0
William & MaryDrexel-10.4
ElonDelaware-3.1
CharlestonJames Madison4.3
IowaMichigan6.5
ArizonaOregon St.26.7
Louisiana TechUTEP8.5
Sam HoustonAbilene Christian1.5
UL MonroeLouisiana-1.9
BelmontEastern Illinois27.7
Southern Miss.UTSA1.9
UABRice14.4
Western KentuckyCharlotte7.8
Nicholls St.McNeese St.8.3
UT ArlingtonLittle Rock10.0
Texas St.Arkansas St.4.1
OmahaDenver-2.6
North DakotaKansas City-7.0
South DakotaSt. Thomas8.8
South Dakota St.Western Illinois13.0
North Dakota St.Oral Roberts-0.2
SamfordVMI-0.4
Tennessee TechSoutheast Missouri St.5.1
Tennessee St.SIU Edwardsville2.6
Texas A&M-CCSE Louisiana4.9
Incarnate WordNorthwestern St.0.3
HoustonCentral Florida14.8
New MexicoColorado St.-7.1
Arizona St.Oregon-3.6
Weber St.Sacramento St.14.4
Idaho St.Northern Colorado-7.7
IdahoMontana-6.1
Eastern WashingtonMontana St.-0.8
High PointLongwood-3.2
CaliforniaColorado0.1
Saint Mary’sSan Francisco3.8
DePaulCreighton1.0
UC RiversideCal St. Bakersfield7.3
UC San DiegoHawaii-3.3
Cal St. NorthridgeLong Beach St.-6.2
UC Santa BarbaraCal St. Fullerton5.6
Portland St.Northern Arizona6.7
PortlandSan Diego1.0
Loyola MarymountSanta Clara-5.6
UCLAWashington St.9.7
StanfordUtah5.0
USCWashington12.4
San Jose St.Nevada-8.0

January 16, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, January 16, 2022

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VillanovaButler16.8
Ohio St.Penn St.8.7
Wichita St.Cincinnati2.5
Boston UNavy-0.8
MaineBinghamton-3.8
IonaNiagara10.4
LafayetteArmy-2.1
AmericanBucknell1.3
MaristMonmouth-3.5
QuinnipiacFairfield-0.7
ManhattanCanisius4.0
RiderSaint Peter’s-2.0
MinnesotaIowa-4.4
Southern Miss.Louisiana Tech-13.5
St. John’sGeorgetown9.1
LehighLoyola (MD)-1.8
Illinois St.Bradley-2.9

January 2, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Sunday, January 2, 2022

HomeVisitorsSpread
Boston CollegeNorth Carolina-6.4
DaytonSt. Bonaventure0.5
NorthwesternMichigan St.-1.6
SMUCentral Florida0.7
St. LouisRichmond3.6
Rhode IslandLaSalle14.9
Penn St.Indiana-3.5
TempleHouston-15.7
Georgia TechLouisville-3.0
CaliforniaArizona St.1.5
NebraskaOhio St.-11.3

October 6, 2021

PiRate Picks–October 9-10, 2021

Last week, time constraints limited this weekly feature to the bare minimum. We have plenty of time this week, so rather than just list the games we have chosen, there’s time to go a little more in-depth with our selections.

First, we made a minimal profit of imaginary revenue last week, as we hit on the long odds 4-game parlay at +372.50 with Texas beating TCU, Wake Forest beating Louisville, South Carolina beating Troy, and Oklahoma State holding on to edge Baylor.

This week presented us with numerous opportunities where certain factors triggered plays. We ended up trimming it to eight parlays, and all but one game coming on Saturday. We had one key Sunday game but could not find an NFL partner for the game, so it attached to other college games to give us the biggest odds of the week. Without further adieu, here are our picks for this week. Remember, this is for entertainment purposes only, and we highly encourage you not to wager real money on these selections, unless you have other research that the information herein merely endorses.

Odds:+153.06
Must WinOpponent
Wake ForestSyracuse
BaylorWest Virginia

This first parlay is cut and dry. We believe that the public is not all that high on the two favorites. Wake Forest is supposed to be weak most years, but Dave Clawson has the Demon Deacons creeping up on Clemson for best in the Atlantic Division of the ACC. Baylor came oh so close to knocking off Oklahoma State in Stillwater last week. Had they pulled that win off, the Bears might be approaching the Top 10. West Virginia has played a tough schedule in a short time, and we feel they might show some fatigue in this game.

Odds:+155
Must WinOpponent
UTSAWestern Kentucky

Obviously, this is not a parlay. It is one of four games where we are picking an underdog to win straight up. Western Kentucky is due to bounce after getting up and playing a close game at Michigan State, while UTSA has quietly started 5-0 with a Power 5 win.

Odds:+160
Must WinOpponent
TexasOklahoma

It hasn’t been often in the last 15 years that we went into the second weekend in October believing that Texas would beat Oklahoma. Oklahoma has been narrowly escaping with wins over mediocre competition. After getting pasted at Arkansas, Texas has begun to look like a team ready to compete for the Big 12 Championship Game. We consider this a tossup game, so we go with the better odds and the underdog.

Odds:+160
Must WinOpponent
NebraskaMichigan

This is more of a system play. Nebraska won by more than 38 points in a conference game and now plays a conference home game the next week. In a high percentage of cases like this, the home team continues to play at the same top level it played the previous week. Additionally, Michigan is on the road for the second consecutive week in a key conference game. This has the look of a traditional upset.

Odds:+161.90
Must WinOpponent
San Jose St.Colorado St.
Bowling GreenAkron

The key game here is the San Jose State-Colorado State game. We feel like the wrong team is favored. However, playing SJSU in a single game does not supply us with the odds we look for when playing Money Lines. So, we added the Bowling Green game to it to make a parlay that has fat payout odds. The betting public may not see how much the Falcons have improved this year, while Akron remains one of the five worst teams in the FBS.

Odds:+188.93
Must WinOpponent
IowaPenn St.
TennesseeSouth Carolina
Arizona St.Stanford

This is the first of three big-odds payouts we are playing this week. In the first game in this parlay, our ratings show Iowa at the present time to be good enough to run the table and make the Playoffs. Penn State looks like a 10-2 team destined to play on New Year’s Day in Florida. Kirk Ferentz may have his best team in Iowa City.

In the second leg of this parlay, Tennessee fits the same criteria that Nebraska faces. They won by 38 points against a conference opponent and play at home this week against another conference opponent. While South Carolina’s defense is considerably better than Missouri’s, their offense is not as sharp, and we believe Josh Heupel’s Vols are sitting on another great performance.

The third part of this parlay is simply a case where we believe Arizona State is clearly superior to Stanford on both sides of the ball and should win by double digits.

Odds:+195.50
Must WinOpponent
South AlabamaTexas St.
Kent St.Buffalo
WisconsinIllinois

South Alabama looks to be 10-14 points better than Texas State, and when we saw the Money Line odds on this game, it was the first one that went into our play pool. Kent State has a score to settle with Buffalo. In the weird Covid year of 2020, The Golden Flashes only managed to get four games in the books. Buffalo was the last, and Kent State went into this game 3-0 and averaging 53 points per game. Buffalo was also 3-0. The Bulls hung 70 points on the Flashes. Kent State gets their revenge this week.

Wisconsin is the best 1-3 team in America. It is odd how many times unforced errors have hurt the Badgers in their three losses. The Badgers don’t particularly like their rival to the south, and we expect UW to win this game by a large margin.

Odds:+241.12
Must WinOpponent
Central MichiganOhio U
BYUBoise St.
CarolinaPhiladelphia

Finally, we come to our biggest odds play of the week. We only found one NFL game we wanted to play based on the Money Line odds, so we had to parlay the Carolina Panthers with a couple of college games.

While 2021 looks like a so-so year for Central Michigan, Ohio is in a state of flux after former coach Frank Solich retired during the Summer. The Bobcats are almost sleep-walking through games this year, which can be attributed to growing pains.

Boise State is a mere shell of its former self under Bryan Harsin. New coach Andy Avalos inherited 16 returning starters, but the Broncos never played up to their potential last year and appear to be repeating it this year. Maybe, they were just a bit overrated?

BYU has shown the world that they were more than just Zach Wilson last year. The Cougars’ defense is top notch, while the offense is a bit more deliberate this year, but it helps the defense perform even better. Other than the fact that the Cougars may be looking ahead a tad to next week’s game at Baylor, everything here looks like a BYU win.

Carolina should be a heavier favorite over Philadelphia. The loss to Dallas has been factored a bit too heavily. We like the Panthers solely because their Money Line odds are so favorable this week.

October 3, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Football–October 7-9, 2021

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This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

HomeVisitorPiRateMeanBias
TulaneHouston-4.6-4.9-4.0
Arkansas St.Coastal Carolina-26.7-23.6-27.4
CincinnatiTemple43.041.043.9
Florida Int’l.Charlotte-0.3-0.7-0.5
Arizona St.Stanford12.612.413.3
North CarolinaFlorida St.17.818.220.2
RutgersMichigan St.-8.0-5.5-6.6
MassachusettsConnecticut0.4-1.4-0.9
SyracuseWake Forest-11.1-10.2-11.9
Central FloridaEast Carolina5.65.06.1
Ohio St.Maryland17.719.021.6
Bowling GreenAkron3.35.75.0
ToledoNorthern Illinois11.312.712.5
Kent St.Buffalo-0.32.2-0.2
DukeGeorgia Tech-6.7-5.9-7.7
Western MichiganBall St.4.55.36.4
LibertyMiddle Tennessee22.823.923.1
LouisvilleVirginia1.60.03.0
Air ForceWyoming5.14.84.9
BYUBoise St.9.89.69.8
MarshallOld Dominion22.621.622.5
Colorado St.San Jose St.-3.0-2.9-0.5
USCUtah7.47.59.2
Washington St.Oregon St.-9.3-8.2-9.6
TennesseeSouth Carolina9.08.79.5
NavySMU-12.2-13.6-13.2
Texas TechTCU-5.8-4.0-5.7
AuburnGeorgia-14.6-15.5-16.1
KentuckyLSU-0.20.8-0.8
BaylorWest Virginia-1.00.20.3
MissouriNorth Texas25.025.725.3
Texas St.South Alabama-6.0-8.2-7.3
UABFlorida Atlantic5.73.84.5
FloridaVanderbilt38.640.840.5
TulsaMemphis5.04.23.4
Louisiana-MonroeGeorgia St.-11.9-11.1-13.5
IllinoisWisconsin-10.3-10.0-11.3
Eastern MichiganMiami (O)-2.8-2.5-3.3
Texas (N)Oklahoma-4.9-4.1-3.7
NebraskaMichigan0.0-0.6-0.5
TroyGeorgia Southern5.35.36.1
Ohio UCentral Michigan-9.3-6.8-7.3
Texas A&MAlabama-14.3-12.8-15.3
Ole MissArkansas6.05.97.0
Southern Miss.UTEP5.86.27.8
Western KentuckyUTSA-7.3-6.2-5.9
IowaPenn St.6.04.44.6
Virginia TechNotre Dame-2.1-4.2-5.1
ArizonaUCLA-14.3-15.2-15.2
San Diego St.New Mexico24.023.325.0
NevadaNew Mexico St.32.433.134.5

28 Teams Off This Week!

Appalachian St.
Army
Boston College
California
Clemson
Colorado
Fresno St.
Hawaii
Indiana
Iowa St.
Kansas
Kansas St.
Louisiana
Louisiana Tech
Miami (Fla.)
Minnesota
Mississippi St.
North Carolina St.
Northwestern
Oklahoma St.
Oregon
Pittsburgh
Purdue
Rice
South Florida
UNLV
Utah St.
Washington

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

RankTeamRating
1Georgia134.4
2Alabama131.1
3Oklahoma123.4
4Ohio St.122.8
5Cincinnati121.5
6Iowa St.120.5
7Iowa119.7
8Texas119.1
9Florida118.3
10Penn St.117.7
11Ole Miss117.2
12Clemson117.2
13Auburn116.0
14U S C115.2
15Arizona St.114.9
16North Carolina114.1
17Texas A&M114.0
18Michigan113.9
19Arkansas113.9
20Notre Dame113.4
21Oregon112.5
22L S U112.2
23Coastal Carolina111.8
24West Virginia111.8
25Oregon St.111.8
26T C U111.5
27Oklahoma St.110.7
28Nebraska110.6
29Wake Forest110.2
30Utah110.1
31BYU109.9
32Miami (Fla.)109.5
33U C L A109.5
34Kentucky109.2
35Baylor108.6
36Washington108.6
37Wisconsin108.5
38Michigan St.108.4
39Mississippi St.108.4
40NC State108.0
41Indiana107.5
42Tennessee107.2
43Liberty107.1
44Kansas St.107.0
45Virginia Tech106.6
46Maryland106.4
47Louisiana106.1
48Minnesota105.9
49Pittsburgh105.5
50Boston College105.5
51Stanford105.1
52Purdue105.0
53Appalachian St.105.0
54Virginia104.6
55Texas Tech103.3
56Boise St.103.2
57Louisville103.1
58Houston103.0
59SMU102.6
60Missouri102.5
61San Diego St.102.0
62Nevada101.2
63South Carolina101.1
64Fresno St.100.3
65UCF100.3
66Army100.2
67Air Force100.1
68Georgia Tech99.8
69Washington St.99.8
70Colorado99.4
71Rutgers98.7
72Miami (Ohio)98.5
73Florida St.98.4
74California98.1
75Wyoming98.1
76East Carolina97.7
77Toledo97.1
78U T S A96.9
79Northwestern96.8
80Central Michigan96.3
81Western Michigan96.2
82Syracuse96.1
83Tulane96.0
84San Jose St.96.0
85U A B95.9
86Illinois95.5
87Buffalo95.4
88Tulsa95.2
89Marshall94.6
90Florida Atlantic93.7
91Hawaii93.6
92Memphis93.5
93Kent St.93.4
94Ball St.93.3
95Eastern Michigan93.0
96South Alabama91.9
97Troy91.8
98Arizona91.6
99Georgia St.91.4
100Colorado St.90.9
101Duke90.6
102Utah St.90.2
103Louisiana Tech89.5
104Georgia Southern88.7
105USF88.6
106Western Kentucky87.9
107Northern Illinois87.4
108Navy87.0
109Middle Tennessee86.8
110Ohio85.9
111U N L V85.1
112Arkansas St.83.9
113Southern Miss.83.0
114Texas St.82.7
115Rice82.1
116Charlotte81.9
117Temple81.8
118Vanderbilt81.4
119New Mexico80.9
120North Texas80.2
121Kansas79.9
122Florida Int’l.78.9
123U T E P78.4
124Bowling Green77.3
125UL-Monroe76.7
126Old Dominion74.9
127Akron74.1
128Connecticut71.8
129New Mexico St.70.8
130UMass69.6

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference

TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Cincinnati121.0120.5123.0121.5
Houston103.3102.2103.6103.0
SMU102.0102.7103.0102.6
UCF100.299.0101.8100.3
East Carolina97.697.098.697.7
Tulane96.294.897.096.0
Tulsa95.495.394.995.2
Memphis92.993.594.193.5
USF88.988.288.888.6
Navy87.386.687.387.0
Temple81.082.582.081.8

AAC Averages96.996.697.697.0

Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Clemson116.5116.6118.4117.2
Wake Forest110.3109.6110.7110.2
NC State108.3107.7107.9108.0
Boston College105.1105.6105.7105.5
Louisville102.7102.4104.3103.1
Florida St.98.498.498.398.4
Syracuse96.396.495.896.1

Coastal Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
North Carolina113.2113.6115.5114.1
Miami (Fla.)110.0108.9109.8109.5
Virginia Tech107.5106.2106.2106.6
Pittsburgh105.2106.0105.4105.5
Virginia104.1105.4104.3104.6
Georgia Tech99.899.999.899.8
Duke90.691.589.690.6

ACC Averages104.8104.9105.1104.9

Big 12 Conference

TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oklahoma124.7122.4123.0123.4
Iowa St.121.1119.5120.9120.5
Texas119.8118.3119.3119.1
West Virginia113.3111.5110.6111.8
T C U112.1110.8111.5111.5
Oklahoma St.111.0110.8110.2110.7
Baylor109.3108.7107.9108.6
Kansas St.107.3107.2106.5107.0
Texas Tech103.3103.8102.8103.3
Kansas82.480.077.379.9

Big 12 Averages110.4109.3109.0109.6

Big Ten Conference

East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Ohio St.122.3122.2124.0122.8
Penn St.116.4117.4119.2117.7
Michigan113.2114.2114.4113.9
Michigan St.108.7108.4108.2108.4
Indiana107.3107.1108.1107.5
Maryland107.6106.2105.4106.4
Rutgers97.699.998.598.7

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Iowa119.4118.9120.8119.7
Nebraska110.2110.6110.9110.6
Wisconsin108.0107.9109.5108.5
Minnesota104.9105.8107.0105.9
Purdue104.6104.2106.3105.0
Northwestern96.997.096.696.8
Illinois95.295.495.895.5

Big Ten Averages108.0108.3108.9108.4

Conference USA

East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Marshall94.594.395.194.6
Florida Atlantic92.894.494.093.7
Western Kentucky86.988.588.387.9
Middle Tennessee86.586.487.686.8
Charlotte81.082.082.681.9
Florida Int’l.78.278.979.678.9
Old Dominion74.475.275.074.9

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U T S A96.797.296.896.9
U A B96.095.895.995.9
Louisiana Tech89.790.288.789.5
Southern Miss.82.483.583.083.0
Rice82.182.082.182.1
North Texas80.580.379.880.2
U T E P78.679.377.278.4

CUSA Averages85.786.386.186.0

Independents

TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Notre Dame112.6113.4114.3113.4
BYU109.9109.4110.4109.9
Liberty106.3107.2107.7107.1
Army100.3100.399.9100.2
Connecticut72.173.170.271.8
New Mexico St.71.271.969.470.8
UMass71.070.167.869.6

Mid-American Conference

East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Miami (Ohio)100.098.097.498.5
Buffalo96.095.095.195.4
Kent St.93.294.692.593.4
Ohio85.386.586.085.9
Bowling Green77.578.276.177.3
Akron75.774.072.774.1

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Toledo97.697.296.497.1
Central Michigan97.295.895.896.3
Western Michigan96.196.795.796.2
Ball St.94.194.091.893.3
Eastern Michigan94.792.991.593.0
Northern Illinois88.787.086.487.4

MAC Averages91.390.889.890.7

Mountain West Conference

Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Boise St.103.1102.8103.6103.2
Air Force99.7100.0100.6100.1
Wyoming97.698.198.798.1
Colorado St.90.790.791.390.9
Utah St.89.990.889.990.2
New Mexico81.381.579.980.9

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
San Diego St.102.3101.8101.9102.0
Nevada100.6102.0100.9101.2
Fresno St.99.2100.6101.3100.3
San Jose St.96.696.694.896.0
Hawaii93.793.493.793.6
U N L V85.584.685.285.1

MWC Averages95.095.295.195.1

Pac-12 Conference

North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oregon111.6112.5113.5112.5
Oregon St.111.6111.6112.1111.8
Washington107.5109.0109.2108.6
Stanford104.7105.7105.0105.1
Washington St.99.4100.499.599.8
California96.099.998.698.1

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U S C114.7114.7116.0115.2
Arizona St.114.4115.1115.3114.9
Utah110.4110.2109.8110.1
U C L A109.2109.6109.7109.5
Colorado99.999.498.999.4
Arizona91.991.491.591.6

Pac-12 Averages105.9106.6106.6106.4

Southeastern Conference

East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Georgia133.9134.0135.5134.4
Florida117.6119.1118.3118.3
Kentucky108.4110.2108.9109.2
Tennessee107.3106.9107.3107.2
Missouri102.5103.0102.1102.5
South Carolina101.4101.2100.8101.1
Vanderbilt82.081.380.881.4

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Alabama131.1130.2132.1131.1
Ole Miss117.1117.0117.5117.2
Auburn116.3115.4116.4116.0
Texas A&M113.8114.4113.8114.0
Arkansas114.1114.1113.5113.9
L S U111.6112.4112.7112.2
Mississippi St.108.4108.6108.1108.4

SEC Averages111.8112.0112.0111.9

Sun Belt Conference

East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Coastal Carolina112.5110.3112.5111.8
Appalachian St.104.5104.2106.3105.0
Troy91.591.992.091.8
Georgia St.91.891.091.491.4
Georgia Southern88.789.188.488.7

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Louisiana106.8105.0106.6106.1
South Alabama92.192.191.491.9
Arkansas St.83.984.783.183.9
Texas St.84.181.982.182.7
UL-Monroe77.377.475.476.7

Sun Averages93.392.892.993.0

Conference Ratings

RankConferenceRating
1Southeastern111.9
2Big 12109.6
3Big Ten108.4
4Pac-12106.4
5Atlantic Coast104.9
6American Athletic97.0
7Mountain West95.1
8Sun Belt93.0
9Independents91.8
10Mid-American90.7
11Conference USA86.0

PiRate Ratings Commence Bowl Projections Today

With one month of play in the books, it is time to begin issuing our Bowl Projections. This is starting to look like a fractured college football season. The Atlantic Coast Conference and Pac-12 Conference have basically been eliminated from Playoff contention. In the Big 12, Oklahoma looks anything like a Playoff team, and Ohio State’s loss at home to Oregon now looks much worse with Oregon losing to Stanford.

Meanwhile, the SEC has two super teams that should be co-number ones. Alabama and Georgia might finish the regular season as the top two seeds even though one team must lose a game in the SEC Championship Game.

Cincinnati’s road win over Notre Dame is enough for now to put them in the Field of Four, but only if either the Big 12 or Big Ten champions have a loss. The Bearcats still have some tough conference opposition to conquer in SMU and Houston.

The Redbox Bowl has already cancelled their 2021 game, and that leaves spots for 82 teams in the postseason. As of today, we count 85 teams that are on pace of a minimum of six wins. The 6-6 line has a large number of teams.

Here is our first stab at the projections for 2021-22. Unlike recent years, there is a lot more wiggle room for different conferences to appear in multiple bowls.

BowlTeamTeam
BahamasUTSAToledo
CureLibertyMarshall
BocaFlorida AtlanticCoastal Carolina
New MexicoUTEPWyoming
IndependenceBYULouisiana Tech
Lending TreeWestern MichiganTroy
L. A.San Jose St.Arizona St.
New OrleansUABLouisiana
Myrtle BeachAppalachian St.Northern Illinois
Famous Idaho PotatoKent St.Boise St.
FriscoMemphisUtah St.
Armed ForcesArmyWashington
GasparillaEast CarolinaIowa St.
HawaiiHoustonNevada
CamelliaMiami (O)South Alabama
Quick LaneBall St.Western Kentucky
MilitaryVirginia TechCentral Florida
BirminghamMiami (Fla.)Mississippi St.
First ResponderTCUFresno St.
LibertyKansas St.Arkansas
HolidayNorth CarolinaUtah
Guaranteed RateAir ForceBaylor
FenwayBoston CollegeSMU
PinstripePittsburghIndiana
Cheez-ItWake ForestTexas
AlamoOklahoma St.Stanford
Duke’s MayoNorth Carolina St.Auburn
Music CityMinnesotaTennessee
Las VegasWisconsinUSC
Tax Slayer GatorVirginiaLSU
Tony The Tiger SunLouisvilleUCLA
ArizonaCentral MichiganSan Diego St.
CitrusMichiganOle Miss
OutbackMichigan St.Florida
TexasTexas TechTexas A&M
PeachClemsonPenn St.
FiestaOregonNotre Dame
RoseOhio St.Oregon St.
SugarKentuckyOklahoma
CottonIowaAlabama
OrangeGeorgiaCincinnati
ChampionshipGeorgiaAlabama

This Week’s TV Fare

This week presents fewer total games, as we mentioned early that 28 teams have bye weeks. There are a handful of important and exciting games on the schedule, but this may be the week to watch the Major League Baseball Playoffs more than college football.

Saturday, October 9
Time (ET)NetworkHomeVisitor
12:00 PMABCTexas (n)Oklahoma
FoxOhio St.Maryland
ESPNOle MissArkansas
ESPN2TennesseeSouth Carolina
FS1BaylorWest Virginia
CBSSNToledoNorthern Illinois
BTNRutgersMichigan St.
SECFloridaVanderbilt

3:00 PMACCLouisvilleVirginia

3:30 PMCBSAuburnGeorgia
ABCBYUBoise St.
ESPNNorth CarolinaFlorida St.
ESPN2SyracuseWake Forest
FS1Colorado St.San Jose St.
CBSSNNavySMU
BTNIllinoisWisconsin

4:00 PMFoxIowaPenn St.
SECMissouriNorth Texas
Pac-12Washington St.Oregon St.

7:00 PMESPNTexas TechTCU
ESPNUKent St.Buffalo
CBSSNAir ForceWyoming

7:30 PMABCNebraskaMichigan
SECKentuckyLSU
ACCVirginia TechNotre Dame

8:00 PMCBSTexas A&MAlabama
FOXUSCUtah
FS1San Diego St.New Mexico

9:00 PMESPN2TulsaMemphis

10:30 PMESPNArizonaUCLA
CBSSNNevadaNew Mexico St.

September 26, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Football–September 30-October 2, 2021

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This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

HomeVisitorPiRateMeanBias
Miami (Fla.)Virginia11.89.011.8
TulsaHouston0.92.50.6
MarylandIowa-0.3-1.2-4.2
Utah St.BYU-18.9-17.5-20.0
Florida St.Syracuse4.64.65.5
North CarolinaDuke22.021.125.5
East CarolinaTulane-1.6-1.2-2.1
ClemsonBoston College15.815.617.8
PurdueMinnesota5.23.75.2
Georgia TechPittsburgh3.22.53.4
North Carolina St.Louisiana Tech23.822.624.9
Georgia St.Appalachian St.-6.2-6.4-8.2
South CarolinaTroy13.512.912.6
Ball St.Army-8.5-8.8-11.2
Penn St.Indiana8.810.010.6
TempleMemphis-12.4-11.5-12.9
Iowa St.Kansas40.040.645.4
MassachusettsToledo-20.6-21.2-22.7
IllinoisCharlotte17.617.016.7
Wake ForestLouisville11.410.910.4
BuffaloWestern Michigan4.63.04.6
RutgersOhio St.-15.3-13.1-15.6
Coastal CarolinaLouisiana-Monroe34.831.936.7
Northern IllinoisEastern Michigan-5.1-5.4-4.5
Boise St.Nevada10.08.310.6
New MexicoAir Force-10.6-10.5-12.7
ColoradoUSC-8.8-9.2-11.1
Notre DameCincinnati-4.1-2.1-4.0
San Jose St.New Mexico St.31.330.731.6
Oregon St.Washington7.56.06.5
CaliforniaWashington St.3.36.86.6
StanfordOregon-4.7-4.8-7.2
Miami (O)Central Michigan5.04.02.9
Kent St.Bowling Green19.320.520.7
AlabamaOle Miss16.515.416.8
NavyCentral Florida-13.4-13.1-15.8
SMUSouth Florida13.715.314.6
Oklahoma St.Baylor3.63.73.7
GeorgiaArkansas18.818.721.1
AkronOhio U-4.5-7.7-8.6
MissouriTennessee6.77.96.7
TCUTexas-4.2-3.8-3.9
KentuckyFlorida-8.6-8.4-9.3
Kansas St.Oklahoma-16.2-13.8-15.8
Florida AtlanticFlorida Int’l.9.610.69.0
VanderbiltConnecticut13.611.714.7
West VirginiaTexas Tech16.413.814.3
LSUAuburn-0.81.50.9
WisconsinMichigan2.61.43.2
Texas A&MMississippi St.12.312.913.0
Georgia SouthernArkansas St.2.11.22.2
UTSAUNLV14.816.615.6
RiceSouthern Miss.1.80.20.9
South AlabamaLouisiana-13.5-11.5-14.5
UABLiberty-3.7-4.9-5.2
Middle TennesseeMarshall-8.1-8.2-7.7
NebraskaNorthwestern7.88.18.8
Michigan St.Western Kentucky25.623.623.7
UTEPOld Dominion6.46.44.0
UCLAArizona St.2.01.92.0
HawaiiFresno St.-2.0-4.4-4.9

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

RankTeamRating
1Georgia132.2
2Alabama130.8
3Oklahoma124.5
4Cincinnati120.3
5Iowa St.119.9
6Florida119.3
7Ohio St.119.1
8Texas118.5
9Clemson118.0
10Ole Miss117.6
11Texas A&M116.4
12Penn St.116.2
13Arkansas115.7
14Auburn115.1
15Iowa114.8
16Notre Dame113.9
17U S C113.6
18West Virginia113.6
19Oregon113.3
20North Carolina113.3
21L S U112.6
22Arizona St.112.2
23Oregon St.112.0
24U C L A111.7
25Michigan111.7
26T C U111.6
27Miami (Fla.)111.1
28Wisconsin111.1
29Wake Forest110.6
30BYU110.2
31Coastal Carolina110.0
32Oklahoma St.109.9
33Maryland109.9
34Utah109.8
35NC State109.4
36Indiana109.4
37Baylor109.2
38Michigan St.108.8
39Washington108.3
40Kentucky107.5
41Louisiana107.1
42Mississippi St.106.7
43Missouri106.7
44Purdue106.6
45Nebraska106.6
46Virginia Tech106.3
47Kansas St.106.2
48Boise St.105.8
49Liberty105.3
50Minnesota104.8
51Stanford104.7
52Boston College104.6
53Virginia103.3
54Army102.8
55Louisville102.7
56Georgia Tech102.7
57Appalachian St.102.7
58Pittsburgh102.6
59Tennessee102.6
60UCF102.5
61Texas Tech101.8
62San Diego St.101.7
63South Carolina101.4
64Rutgers101.4
65Northwestern101.3
66SMU101.3
67Colorado100.9
68Fresno St.100.9
69Houston100.5
70California100.4
71Nevada99.1
72Tulane98.9
73Tulsa98.8
74Florida St.98.7
75Wyoming97.9
76Miami (Ohio)97.9
77Washington St.97.8
78San Jose St.97.8
79U A B97.7
80Air Force97.6
81U T S A97.3
82Central Michigan96.9
83Buffalo96.7
84Marshall96.4
85Syracuse96.3
86Illinois95.7
87Toledo95.3
88Western Michigan95.1
89Memphis95.0
90East Carolina94.3
91Eastern Michigan94.2
92Kent St.94.2
93Georgia St.93.7
94Hawaii93.1
95Troy91.4
96Duke91.4
97Arizona91.3
98South Alabama90.9
99Ball St.90.7
100Colorado St.90.7
101Florida Atlantic90.7
102Utah St.89.9
103USF89.7
104Louisiana Tech88.6
105Western Kentucky87.5
106Arkansas St.86.6
107Northern Illinois86.2
108Georgia Southern86.0
109Navy85.4
110Middle Tennessee85.4
111Ohio85.0
112U N L V84.6
113New Mexico83.4
114Southern Miss.83.3
115Texas St.82.5
116Vanderbilt82.4
117Florida Int’l.82.0
118Rice81.8
119Charlotte81.6
120Kansas80.9
121Temple80.7
122North Texas80.0
123UL-Monroe78.5
124U T E P78.0
125Bowling Green76.5
126Akron75.6
127Old Dominion74.9
128UMass71.7
129Connecticut71.1
130New Mexico St.69.6

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Cincinnati120.0119.2121.8120.3
UCF102.2101.1104.2102.5
SMU100.7101.5101.6101.3
Houston100.999.5101.0100.5
Tulane99.097.7100.198.9
Tulsa98.899.098.598.8
Memphis94.394.995.795.0
East Carolina94.393.695.094.3
USF90.089.290.089.7
Navy85.885.085.485.4
Temple79.981.480.780.7

AAC Averages96.996.697.697.0

Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Clemson117.2117.4119.4118.0
Wake Forest110.7110.0111.2110.6
NC State109.6109.0109.5109.4
Boston College104.4104.8104.7104.6
Louisville102.3102.0103.8102.7
Florida St.98.698.798.898.7
Syracuse96.696.695.896.3

Coastal Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
North Carolina112.4112.6114.8113.3
Miami (Fla.)111.6110.3111.6111.1
Virginia Tech107.2105.9105.9106.3
Virginia102.8104.3102.8103.3
Georgia Tech102.6102.7102.8102.7
Pittsburgh102.4103.2102.4102.6
Duke91.492.590.391.4

ACC Averages105.0105.0105.3105.1

Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oklahoma125.8123.3124.3124.5
Iowa St.120.4118.7120.4119.9
Texas119.3117.7118.6118.5
West Virginia115.2113.2112.5113.6
T C U112.1110.9111.7111.6
Oklahoma St.110.3110.0109.3109.9
Baylor109.8109.3108.6109.2
Kansas St.106.5106.6105.5106.2
Texas Tech101.7102.4101.2101.8
Kansas83.481.178.180.9

Big 12 Averages110.5109.3109.0109.6

Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Ohio St.118.6118.6120.1119.1
Penn St.114.9115.9117.6116.2
Michigan111.0112.0112.0111.7
Maryland111.1109.7108.7109.9
Indiana109.1108.9110.0109.4
Michigan St.109.1108.7108.6108.8
Rutgers100.3102.5101.4101.4

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Iowa114.4113.9116.0114.8
Wisconsin110.5110.4112.2111.1
Purdue106.1105.6108.0106.6
Nebraska106.2106.6106.9106.6
Minnesota103.9104.9105.8104.8
Northwestern101.4101.5101.1101.3
Illinois95.495.796.195.7

Big Ten Averages108.0108.2108.9108.4

Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Marshall96.296.196.996.4
Florida Atlantic89.891.490.890.7
Western Kentucky86.588.287.987.5
Middle Tennessee85.184.986.185.4
Florida Int’l.81.281.982.882.0
Charlotte80.881.782.381.6
Old Dominion74.475.275.274.9

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U A B97.897.697.797.7
U T S A97.097.797.397.3
Louisiana Tech88.989.487.688.6
Southern Miss.82.683.983.383.3
Rice81.981.681.881.8
North Texas80.380.179.680.0
U T E P78.379.076.778.0

CUSA Averages85.886.386.286.1

FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Notre Dame112.9114.0114.8113.9
BYU110.1109.6110.9110.2
Liberty104.5105.4105.9105.3
Army102.7102.8102.7102.8
UMass73.172.269.971.7
Connecticut71.472.569.371.1
New Mexico St.70.070.768.069.6

Indep. Averages92.192.591.692.1

Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Miami (Ohio)99.697.496.697.9
Buffalo97.396.396.696.7
Kent St.93.895.493.494.2
Ohio84.285.685.185.0
Bowling Green76.977.475.276.5
Akron77.375.474.175.6

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Central Michigan97.696.496.696.9
Toledo95.895.494.695.3
Western Michigan95.195.794.595.1
Eastern Michigan95.894.192.794.2
Ball St.91.791.589.090.7
Northern Illinois87.685.885.286.2

MAC Averages91.190.589.590.4

Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Boise St.105.6105.3106.3105.8
Wyoming97.497.998.597.9
Air Force97.397.598.197.6
Colorado St.90.590.591.190.7
Utah St.89.790.689.489.9
New Mexico83.784.082.483.4

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
San Diego St.102.0101.5101.6101.7
Fresno St.99.5101.2102.0100.9
Nevada98.6100.098.799.1
San Jose St.98.398.396.797.8
Hawaii93.492.893.093.1
U N L V85.284.184.784.6

MWC Averages95.195.395.295.2

Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oregon112.2113.2114.5113.3
Oregon St.111.8111.8112.4112.0
Washington107.3108.8108.9108.3
Stanford104.4105.3104.3104.7
California98.0102.2101.0100.4
Washington St.97.798.497.497.8

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U S C113.2113.1114.5113.6
Arizona St.111.8112.4112.5112.2
U C L A111.3111.8112.0111.7
Utah110.1109.9109.5109.8
Colorado101.4101.0100.4100.9
Arizona91.691.191.291.3

Pac-12 Averages105.9106.6106.5106.3

Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Georgia131.7131.7133.3132.2
Florida118.4120.0119.4119.3
Kentucky106.9108.6107.1107.5
Missouri106.5107.2106.3106.7
Tennessee102.8102.2102.6102.6
South Carolina101.7101.5101.2101.4
Vanderbilt83.082.282.082.4

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Alabama130.9129.8131.7130.8
Ole Miss117.3117.4117.9117.6
Texas A&M116.1116.8116.3116.4
Arkansas115.8115.9115.2115.7
Auburn115.6114.4115.4115.1
L S U111.8112.9113.2112.6
Mississippi St.106.8106.9106.3106.7

SEC Averages111.8112.0112.0111.9

Sunbelt Conference
East DivisionPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Coastal Carolina110.8108.3110.8110.0
Appalachian St.102.2101.8104.0102.7
Georgia St.94.193.493.793.7
Troy91.291.691.691.4
Georgia Southern86.186.385.686.0

West DivisionPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Louisiana107.7105.8107.8107.1
South Alabama91.291.390.290.9
Arkansas St.86.587.585.986.6
Texas St.83.981.781.982.5
UL-Monroe79.079.477.178.5

Sun Averages93.392.792.992.9

Conference Ratings

RankConferenceRating
1Southeastern111.9
2Big 12109.6
3Big Ten108.4
4Pac-12106.3
5Atlantic Coast105.1
6American Athletic97.0
7Mountain West95.2
8Sun Belt92.9
9Independents92.1
10Mid-American90.4
11Conference USA86.1

Excellent TV Schedule For A 14-Hour Marathon

After a week with a minimum of outstanding TV games, you will have a feast of great games this coming weekend. It will be possible to sit on your sofa in your man cave from Noon Eastern Time until 2 AM Sunday and be presented with excellent football game choices. This is a weekend where you might want to have multiple monitors at the ready. Here are our starred games on the tube.

All Times Eastern Daylight

Friday Night

Maryland vs. Iowa

The Terrapins haven’t been 5-0 since 2001, when they won the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and lost to Florida in the Orange Bowl. Maryland Stadium should be jam-packed as Coach Mike Locksley leads his charges onto the field to face the presumptive Big Ten West favorites in this battle of unbeaten teams. It’s still early, but a Hawkeye win to make Iowa 5-0 could put them on pace to run the table to the Big Ten Championship Game.

TV Info: 8 PM on FS1

Saturday Games

Georgia vs. Arkansas

Georgia’s quick 35-0 first quarter lead over Vanderbilt was achieved almost effortlessly, and Coach Kirby Smart took his starters out after the first quarter. It was like a walk-through practice for their regulars.

Arkansas played a tough 60-minute game against old Southwest Conference rival Texas A&M, knocking off the Aggies in a mild upset to start the season 4-0 for the first time since 2003. If you’re wondering when the last time Arkansas was 5-0, it was 1998. A week from today, that should still be true, but this should be an interesting game to watch to start the day. Beating Vanderbilt 62-0 this year is almost inevitable. Beating Arkansas by three touchdowns or more would justify moving the Bulldogs to number one in the nation. Of course, we did that this week.

TV Info: 12 Noon on ESPN

Wisconsin vs. Michigan

This is a fact-finding tour game for both teams. Can Wisconsin play a game without making multiple mental mistakes, or is this ingrained in their 2021 DNA? The Badgers could possibly be undefeated today if not for those crucial game-crushing mistakes. Was that Graham or Ethel Mertz throwing those touchdown passes to Notre Dame defenders at Soldier Field?

What are we to make of Michigan’s lack of offensive production against Rutgers? The Wolverines were leading the FBS in rushing yardage before the Scarlet Knights shut it down. The Maize and Blue need to control this game and win convincingly if they are really contenders for the Big Ten East title this year.

TV Info: 12 Noon on Fox

Missouri vs. Tennessee

Call this game a bowl qualifier. The winner has a strong path to bowl eligibility, while the loser will need to pull off at least one if not two upsets to get to 6-6. What makes this a much-watch game is that this is the middle of the SEC, and these teams have just enough talent to pull off an upset down the road against a potential Playoff-contender.

TV Info: 12 Noon on SEC Network

TCU vs. Texas

Some of the shine came off this game when TCU fell to Metroplex rival SMU. However, both teams are still undefeated in the Big 12, and the winner becomes the top contender to Oklahoma, who all of a sudden looks quite vulnerable. This should be your typical Southwestern Shootout with up to 90 total points scored, and if Texas wins handily like they did against Texas Tech, the Sooners better take notice before they head to the State Fair the week after.

TV Info: 12 Noon on ABC

Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati

Clemson has played itself out of the Playoff race with two losses. Ohio State will follow the Tigers if they lose another game. Texas A&M and Iowa State couldn’t live up to their preseason hype. If the Playoff Committee has to choose four teams today, Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma would be three of the choices, but choice number four would be wide open between Penn State, Oregon, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, and Florida. The winner of this game in South Bend is going to be in great shape to run the table. Notre Dame’s remaining schedule looks soft. Cinti has one tough game at home against SMU and a possible rematch in the AAC Championship Game. We pronounce this one to be the top game of the day. Clear your schedule. This game should be close and may not be decided until the closing minutes.

TV Info: 2:30 PM on NBC

Alabama vs. Ole Miss

For the rest of the nation not reading this feature, this will be their game of the week. The top two Heisman Trophy Award contenders will face off in Tuscaloosa. Tide quarterback Bryce Young is being called the best game manager in college football. You want to know another former Alabama quarterback that was an excellent game manager? Bart Starr merely led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL Championships.

Matt Corral is the exciting, dual threat superstar that has given Alabama all of its defeats in the last decade. Ole Miss could score 40 or more points in this game and still lose by double digits. It should be an interesting game, but the Tide has a bit more talent, and Nick Saban owns part of Lane Kiffin’s subconscious.

TV Info: 3:30 PM on CBS

Kansas St. vs. Oklahoma

Oklahoma doesn’t look anything like a Playoff contender, as they were lucky to survive at home against a fair but not great West Virginia team. Kansas State laid an egg against an Oklahoma State team that has not been the most dominant 4-0 team.

The loser of this game will most likely lose at least one other conference game, and that will eliminate that team from Playoff contention. Kansas State lost to Arkansas State the week before going to Norman last year and handing the Sooners a loss. The Wildcats have the talent to repeat the upset, especially if the OU offense doesn’t get a tune-up this week in practice.

TV Info: 3:30 PM on Fox

Stanford vs. Oregon

The Ducks earned a lot of Playoff Committee bonus points by winning at Ohio State, but their other games have not been totally impressive. The Pac-12 has so much parity that the also-ran teams have better chances to upset the contenders than in any other Power 5 league. Stanford hasn’t defeated a quality team this year, as USC has now proven to be mediocre at best. The Ducks have had difficulty winning in Palo Alto through the years, and a loss here would kill their chances of making the Playoffs, especially with road games against Washington, UCLA, and Utah still to be played.

TV Info: 3:30 PM on ABC

Rutgers vs. Ohio St.

As John McEnroe might say, “you cannot be serious!” Rutgers playing Ohio State is a key TV game? The Buckeyes might be walking into a garden ambush at SHI Stadium in Piscataway. Rutgers had a chance to win in Ann Arbor, and they stopped a btter running game than Ohio State has this year. Can they also stop a top passing game? It should be interesting and worth watching.

TV Info: 3:30 PM on Big Ten Network

Kentucky vs. Florida

Who will play top contender for the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC East? Kentucky has been improving year by year on the defensive side but has been lacking offensively due to problems passing the ball. Coach Mark Stoops brought Liam Coen to Lexington after running the Los Angeles Rams’ offense. The Wildcats still have a top notch defense, but the passing game is struggling a bit.

In the second half of their game against Alabama, Florida looked like the superior team. A lousy first half did the Gators in. Not having Anthony Richardson to play these last two games have played a little toll on the Gator offense. If Richardson is full strength, Florida should be able to top Kentucky in Lexington. Florida must keep winning every week to make the Georgia game essential. The Gators are still very much in the Playoff race.

TV Info: 6 PM on ESPN

Oklahoma St. vs. Baylor

Who would have predicted that these teams would both be 4-0 when they faced off? Both teams have to be considered Big 12 Championship Game contenders, but the Cowboys are probably a legitimate contender, where the Bears must still prove they are for real. A win here adds to the proof given when they beat Iowa State.

TV Info: 7 PM on ESPN2

Clemson vs. Boston College

It’s obvious by now that Clemson’s offense has suffered too many losses from last year’s team, as many defenses have successfully held that tiger. Boston College survived a 56-yard field goal to pick up a rare ACC win over an SEC team. At 4-0, the Eagles are one of two remaining undefeated teams left in the league (Wake Forest). If BC can win this game and look like it was not a fluke, then at least, the league can pretend to still have a playoff contender.

TV Info: 7:30 PM on ACC Network

Oregon State vs. Washington

Oregon State played one bad quarter against Purdue in the season opener, and that’s why the Beavers are not 4-0 and threatening to make the Pac-12 North a two-team race. Washington lost to Montana in week one and then fell to Michigan in week two. The Huskies still might win the North Division title, but they have no chance to make the Playoffs.

The winner of this game will be tied for first at the minimum and in sole possession of first if Stanford beats Oregon. OSU looked like a serious contender in their pasting of USC in the Coliseum. The last time the Beavers had won at the Coliseum was 1960, when Tommy Prothro was coaching the team, and future Heisman Trophy quarterback Terry Baker was leading it. If Tristan Gebbia can stay healthy, Oregon State just might be the team that Oregon has to worry about.

TV Info: 9 PM on Pac-12 Network

UCLA vs. Arizona St.

This is a battle for first place in the Pac-12 South, but neither team is in contention for a Playoff bid. ASU lost to BYU, while the Bruins lost to Fresno State. At 12-1, neither team would get in against a third place SEC school that is 11-1.

The PiRates begin updating the ratings during the second half of the late Pac-12 game, so we always have the audio up on these games while working through the wee hours of the morning. These games are always exciting and keep us alert. You get your money’s worth with Pac-12 games, even if it no longer really is the “conference of champions.”

TV Info: 10:30 PM on FS1

September 12, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Football September 12, 2021

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This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

HomeVisitorPiRateMeanBias
LouisianaOhio U23.319.222.3
LouisvilleCentral Florida0.31.1-0.8
IllinoisMarylalnd-14.3-12.2-11.2
Miami (Fla.)Michigan St.10.39.411.3
MichiganNorthern Illinois20.323.524.3
ArmyConnecticut35.734.538.9
MassachusettsEastern Michigan-15.9-14.8-16.5
TempleBoston College-22.4-21.3-22.0
West VirginiaVirginia Tech9.79.18.3
BuffaloCoastal Carolina-8.7-7.0-9.9
PittsburghWestern Michigan15.816.517.5
OklahomaNebraska25.622.524.0
IndianaCincinnati-3.9-3.1-4.3
Texas A&MNew Mexico35.335.936.9
ColoradoMinnesota4.93.31.4
WyomingBall St.3.44.37.7
Kansas St.Nevada8.97.37.4
Notre DamePurdue0.52.30.8
ClemsonGeorgia Tech26.727.129.6
Washington St.USC-12.8-11.7-14.6
FloridaAlabama-13.3-10.1-13.9
Wake ForestFlorida St.8.77.18.4
IowaKent St.26.423.929.4
Louisiana TechSMU-4.5-4.9-7.0
Ohio St.Tulsa23.423.425.6
KansasBaylor-15.1-17.4-19.6
ToledoColorado St.16.516.315.3
DukeNorthwestern-11.6-10.3-12.5
ArkansasGeorgia Southern30.029.229.1
MemphisMississippi St.-13.7-13.3-11.4
WashingtonArkansas St.17.517.820.1
UTSAMiddle Tennessee14.114.912.3
LibertyOld Dominion35.636.337.6
MarshallEast Carolina5.06.04.4
Southern Miss.Troy-10.5-9.1-10.2
Texas TechFlorida Int’l.26.226.223.4
Georgia St.Charlotte14.212.312.0
San Diego St.Utah-6.1-6.7-6.5
GeorgiaSouth Carolina29.029.231.7
Penn St.Auburn-0.91.41.7
Air ForceUtah St.10.39.011.1
North CarolinaVirginia14.812.817.8
LSUCentral Michigan12.514.914.8
North TexasUAB-8.8-8.7-8.9
VanderbiltStanford-14.2-16.1-14.9
TexasRice33.231.332.0
Ole MissTulane14.315.612.6
Boise St.Oklahoma St.-2.7-2.8-0.9
BYUArizona St.2.10.62.1
UNLVIowa St.-32.7-32.2-33.9
UCLAFresno St.18.116.215.8
HawaiiSan Jose St.-3.5-4.3-2.2

This week’s FBS vs. FCS Games

FBSFCSPiRate
KentuckyChattanooga30.2
MissouriSE Missouri29.4
TennesseeTennessee Tech30.7
SyracuseAlbany21.5
RutgersDelaware23.5
Miami (O)Long Island25.5
AkronBryant9.2
Appalachian St.Elon27.7
Oregon St.Idaho21.2
CaliforniaSacramento St.22.3
Bowling GreenMurray St.5.2
Florida AtlanticFordham27.4
HoustonGrambling28.8
South FloridaFlorida A&M15.5
Texas St.Incarnate Word13.5
OregonStony Brook32.4
North Carolina St.Furman27.1
Louisiana-MonroeJackson St.11.6
South AlabamaAlcorn St.23.3
New Mexico St.South Carolina St.1.5
ArizonaNorthern Arizona16.3

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

RankTeamRating
1Alabama132.3
2Georgia128.5
3Oklahoma126.4
4Clemson121.7
5Iowa St.120.6
6Ohio St.119.5
7Cincinnati119.2
8Auburn118.2
9Texas A&M117.8
10North Carolina117.7
11Iowa117.6
12Florida116.8
13Penn St.116.0
14U S C115.7
15Wisconsin114.7
16T C U114.4
17Ole Miss114.0
18Texas114.0
19Oregon113.5
20Miami (Fla.)113.4
21U C L A113.0
22West Virginia112.9
23Indiana112.4
24Arkansas112.3
25Arizona St.111.7
26L S U111.4
27Utah110.5
28BYU110.3
29Maryland109.6
30Oklahoma St.109.5
31Coastal Carolina109.1
32Michigan108.6
33Purdue108.6
34Notre Dame108.3
35NC State108.1
36Kentucky108.0
37Mississippi St.108.0
38Louisiana106.9
39Virginia Tech106.9
40Wake Forest106.8
41Liberty106.8
42Oregon St.106.3
43Missouri106.2
44Colorado106.2
45Michigan St.106.1
46Minnesota106.0
47Washington105.6
48Virginia105.6
49Kansas St.105.4
50Nebraska105.3
51Stanford105.1
52Baylor104.9
53Boston College104.8
54Boise St.104.3
55UCF104.0
56Pittsburgh103.3
57Texas Tech102.9
58Tulane102.9
59Appalachian St.102.8
60Northwestern102.5
61Tennessee102.4
62Army102.1
63Louisville101.7
64South Carolina101.5
65Florida St.101.3
66Houston101.2
67San Diego St.101.1
68Nevada100.6
69Rutgers100.4
70San Jose St.100.4
71Central Michigan100.4
72Washington St.99.6
73California99.6
74Fresno St.99.3
75Tulsa98.4
76Toledo98.3
77Miami (Ohio)97.9
78Buffalo97.6
79Wyoming97.4
80SMU97.2
81Air Force97.0
82U T S A96.9
83Georgia Tech96.8
84Marshall96.7
85Troy95.4
86Ball St.95.3
87Syracuse94.9
88East Carolina94.6
89Illinois94.5
90U A B94.2
91Kent St.94.0
92Memphis93.7
93Hawaii93.1
94Florida Atlantic92.5
95Arizona92.2
96Georgia St.91.7
97South Alabama91.4
98Eastern Michigan91.0
99Arkansas St.90.1
100Utah St.89.8
101Western Michigan89.7
102Northern Illinois88.9
103Louisiana Tech88.7
104Duke88.5
105Ohio88.3
106USF88.2
107Texas St.87.8
108Vanderbilt87.0
109Western Kentucky86.2
110Middle Tennessee86.1
111Georgia Southern85.9
112Colorado St.85.3
113Rice84.8
114New Mexico84.8
115U N L V84.7
116Navy84.6
117Kansas84.5
118Southern Miss.83.4
119North Texas82.4
120Charlotte80.9
121Florida Int’l.80.6
122Temple80.4
123U T E P76.6
124UL-Monroe75.6
125Akron75.2
126UMass72.8
127Bowling Green72.4
128Old Dominion72.3
129New Mexico St.69.4
130Connecticut67.7

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Cincinnati119.0118.0120.6119.2
UCF103.6102.5105.9104.0
Tulane102.7101.4104.5102.9
Houston101.6100.2101.9101.2
Tulsa98.498.698.198.4
SMU96.597.597.697.2
East Carolina94.693.795.494.6
Memphis92.993.594.793.7
USF88.687.788.388.2
Navy85.184.384.584.6
Temple79.681.180.480.4

AAC Averages96.696.297.496.8

Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Clemson120.6121.0123.3121.7
NC State108.6107.8108.0108.1
Wake Forest107.2106.0107.3106.8
Boston College104.5104.9104.9104.8
Louisville101.4101.0102.6101.7
Florida St.101.0101.4101.4101.3
Syracuse95.495.294.294.9

Coastal Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
North Carolina116.7116.8119.7117.7
Miami (Fla.)113.8112.5114.1113.4
Virginia Tech107.8106.4106.4106.9
Virginia104.9106.9104.9105.6
Pittsburgh102.9103.9103.3103.3
Georgia Tech96.996.996.796.8
Duke88.589.887.388.5

ACC Averages105.0105.0105.3105.1

Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oklahoma127.6125.0126.5126.4
Iowa St.121.1119.3121.4120.6
T C U114.9113.6114.6114.4
Texas115.0113.0113.9114.0
West Virginia114.5112.6111.6112.9
Oklahoma St.110.0109.6108.8109.5
Kansas St.105.8105.8104.7105.4
Baylor105.5105.1104.1104.9
Texas Tech102.9103.7102.1102.9
Kansas87.384.781.684.5

Big 12 Averages110.5109.2108.9109.5

Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Ohio St.118.8119.0120.8119.5
Penn St.114.7115.8117.4116.0
Indiana112.0111.9113.3112.4
Maryland111.0109.3108.3109.6
Michigan107.8108.9109.2108.6
Michigan St.106.5106.1105.8106.1
Rutgers99.4101.6100.2100.4

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Iowa117.0116.5119.4117.6
Wisconsin114.1114.0116.0114.7
Purdue108.4107.8109.6108.6
Minnesota104.9106.0107.3106.0
Nebraska105.0105.5105.5105.3
Northwestern102.6102.5102.3102.5
Illinois94.294.694.794.5

Big Ten Averages108.3108.6109.3108.7

Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Marshall96.796.796.996.7
Florida Atlantic91.493.392.792.5
Western Kentucky85.287.086.486.2
Middle Tennessee85.785.587.186.1
Charlotte80.181.181.580.9
Florida Int’l.79.780.581.780.6
Old Dominion72.072.672.272.3

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U T S A96.897.496.596.9
U A B94.594.293.994.2
Louisiana Tech89.089.687.688.7
Rice84.884.784.984.8
Southern Miss.82.684.283.483.4
North Texas82.782.482.082.4
U T E P77.077.775.176.6

CUSA Averages85.686.285.985.9

FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
BYU110.2109.5111.1110.3
Notre Dame107.4108.6108.9108.3
Liberty105.6106.9107.8106.8
Army102.0102.0102.3102.1
UMass74.273.670.672.8
New Mexico St.69.870.667.869.4
Connecticut68.369.565.467.7

Indep. Averages91.191.590.691.1

Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Miami (Ohio)99.797.496.697.9
Buffalo98.297.297.497.6
Kent St.93.695.593.094.0
Ohio87.289.188.588.3
Akron77.075.073.675.2
Bowling Green73.073.470.972.4

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Central Michigan101.199.8100.2100.4
Toledo98.898.497.798.3
Ball St.96.296.193.695.3
Eastern Michigan92.790.989.591.0
Western Michigan90.090.388.889.7
Northern Illinois90.488.587.988.9

MAC Averages91.591.089.890.8

Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Boise St.104.3103.8104.8104.3
Wyoming96.797.398.397.4
Air Force96.896.797.497.0
Utah St.89.590.689.389.8
Colorado St.85.385.185.485.3
New Mexico85.085.384.084.8

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
San Diego St.101.5100.9100.9101.1
Nevada99.9101.5100.3100.6
San Jose St.100.9101.099.4100.4
Fresno St.97.699.7100.699.3
Hawaii93.492.793.193.1
U N L V85.584.284.684.7

MWC Averages94.794.994.894.8

Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oregon112.1113.4115.0113.5
Oregon St.106.2106.1106.5106.3
Washington104.6105.9106.3105.6
Stanford104.8105.9104.6105.1
Washington St.99.5100.399.199.6
California97.2101.5100.199.6

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U S C115.2115.0116.7115.7
U C L A112.7112.9113.3113.0
Arizona St.111.1112.0112.0111.7
Utah110.6110.6110.4110.5
Colorado106.7106.3105.6106.2
Arizona92.892.091.892.2

Pac-12 Averages106.1106.8106.8106.6

Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Georgia127.9127.9129.9128.5
Florida116.0117.9116.6116.8
Kentucky107.4109.2107.5108.0
Missouri106.1106.8105.8106.2
Tennessee102.6101.9102.6102.4
South Carolina101.9101.6101.2101.5
Vanderbilt87.686.886.787.0

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Alabama132.4131.0133.5132.3
Auburn118.6117.4118.7118.2
Texas A&M117.3118.2117.9117.8
Ole Miss113.9114.0114.1114.0
Arkansas112.8112.5111.5112.3
L S U110.5111.7112.0111.4
Mississippi St.108.1108.3107.5108.0

SEC Averages111.7111.8111.8111.8

Sunbelt Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Coastal Carolina109.8107.1110.3109.1
Appalachian St.102.2101.9104.4102.8
Troy95.195.495.795.4
Georgia St.92.391.491.591.7
Georgia Southern85.986.485.485.9

TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Louisiana107.6105.3107.9106.9
South Alabama91.791.890.791.4
Arkansas St.90.191.189.290.1
Texas St.89.186.987.487.8
UL-Monroe76.276.573.975.6

Sun Averages94.093.493.693.7

Conference Ratings

RankConferenceRating
1Southeastern111.8
2Big 12109.5
3Big Ten108.7
4Pac-12106.6
5Atlantic Coast105.1
6American Athletic96.8
7Mountain West94.8
8Sun Belt93.7
9Independents91.1
10Mid-American90.8
11Conference USA85.9

Saturday’s TV Games of Interest

All Times Eastern Daylight

12:00 Noon

Indiana vs. Cincinnati: The Bearcats could pick up some much needed schedule strength with a road win against the Hoosiers, although Indiana’s big loss to Iowa may not make a CU win all that influential to the Selection Committee down the road. As of this publication, it has not been decided if this will be the ABC or ESPN game.

Buffalo vs. Coastal Carolina: Why do we call this important? Coastal Carolina has a chance to run the table for a second consecutive regular season, and this figures to possibly be their second toughest game on their schedule. If the Chanticleers win this one on the road, then possible a road game against Appalachian State on October 20 will be all that stands in CCU’s way of going 12-0 and competing for a NY6 Bowl. This game will be on ESPN2 or ESPNU.

Oklahoma vs. Nebraska: We don’t expect an exciting game in this one, but it marks a very important 50th anniversary. On Thanksgiving Day of 1971, the number one Cornhuskers visited Norman to face the number two Sooners in the “Game of the Century.” We believe it was the game of the second half of the century, as the 1946 Army-Notre Dame game at Yankee Stadium was just as big.

On that great day 50 years ago, the lead changed hands three times with Nebraska tailback Jeff Kinney diving into the end zone late in the fourth quarter to give the ‘Huskers the 35-31 win. Oklahoma went on to the Sugar Bowl and destroyed a 9-1 Auburn team that had Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan at quarterback. The final score was 40-22, but it was 40-6 before Coach Chuck Fairbanks emptied his bench.

Nebraska met undefeated Alabama in the Orange Bowl for the national title. The game was a blowout by halftime, as Nebraska cruised to a 38-6 win. Nebraska finished first in the polls, and Oklahoma finished #2. Colorado, which only lost to Nebraska and Oklahoma edged Alabama for #3, while the Tide fell to #4. This was the only time in history that the #1 team beat the #’s 2, 3, and 4 teams in a season.

As for this year’s game, Oklahoma should win by a lopsided score, but maybe Nebraska will play its best game under Coach Scott Frost and make it interesting. Catch this game on Fox.

West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech: The Hokies look strong enough defensively to compete with all their ACC brethren, while West Virginia is a work in progress under second year coach Neal Brown. The Mountaineers are a different team at Mountaineer Field than they are on the road. This should be a stern test for Justin Fuente’s squad. This one airs on FS1.

3:30 PM

Florida vs. Alabama: Florida might have a bit of a quarterback controversy between starter Emory Jones and exciting backup Anthony Richardson. Jones tossed two interceptions against South Florida’s defense. Richardson ran for 115 yards and a touchdown on just four carries, and he was three for three for 152 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

Alabama has no controversies. The Tide look unstoppable with what should be a rebuilding year. Can they manhandle the Gators in Gainesville? A 20+ – point win looks highly possible. This game is CBS’s first SEC game of the season.

7:30 PM

Penn St. vs. Auburn: This is Bryan Harsin’s first test as Auburn’s head coach. Penn State is not all the way back as a power, but playing them at Happy Valley is quite difficult. Expect a potentially lower scoring game, but it should be highly competitive and worth watching. It’s the ABC prime time game.

10:15 PM

BYU vs. Arizona St.: After dominating Utah Saturday night, this BYU team looks just as tough or even tougher in 2021 than it looked in 2020 with an All-American quarterback now starting for the New York Jets. Meanwhile, Arizona State has quietly started 2-0 with two creampuffs.

The Sun Devils have withstood some major accusations with potential illegal recruiting, so bad, that an insider has claimed that an incredible tell-all book about the transgressions would be a bestseller.

This figures to be ASU’s last chance for multiple seasons to make hay before their sun sets with numerous punishments, that is if the NCAA has any investigators remaining. This game airs on ESPN.

10:45 PM

UCLA vs. Fresno St.: After Saturday’s Oregon win at Ohio State, Fresno State’s close loss to the Ducks on September 4 looked a lot more impressive. The Bulldogs won’t be intimidated by the 2-0 Bruins, coming off a big win over LSU plus a week off.

UCLA didn’t need the week off after beating LSU at the Rose Bowl, but the Bruins won’t be hurt by the bye week. This should be an action-packed and exciting game, and Fresno State could still be there in the fourth quarter with a chance to win. Catch this game on the Pac-12 Network.

Wide Variety In Styles This Year

The up-tempo offenses of the recent decade have some new company with teams going the other way. The hurry-up no huddle teams are still to be found in great numbers. However, some coaches are killing the clock trying to play ball-control and taking all the time off the play clock between plays.

Here’s an exceptional case in point to show the extremes from yesterday. Central Michigan played ball-control yesterday against FCS opponent Robert Morris. They gave RMU just 38 scrimmage plays (30 runs and 8 passes). The total of 119 plays looked like a game from the 1950s. In Madison, WI, Eastern Michigan was also held to 38 plays and 92 total yards against the Badgers in a game that had just 113 total plays. Several additional games were limited to less than 130 scrimmage plays, something that has been a rarity in recent seasons. Troy and Liberty combined for just 114 scrimmage plays.

At the other extreme, Marshall did something rarely done in college football history. They ran 100 plays in their win over UNC Central. They gained 700 yards. Arkansas State just missed 100 with 99 plays; they scored 50 points against Memphis, and they lost! North Texas had 96 plays against SMU and scored just 12 points.

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