The Pi-Rate Ratings

January 11, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Preview for January 12-13, 2019

This Weekend’s PiRate Ratings Spreads for Power Conferences and Top 25 Teams

Saturday’s Games

Home Team Visitor Spread
Clemson Virginia -6.6
North Carolina Louisville 12.1
North Carolina St. Pittsburgh 11.8
Notre Dame Boston College 6.5
Florida St. Duke -8
Miami (Fla.) Wake Forest 9.7
Syracuse Georgia Tech 8.7
Temple South Florida 9.6
SMU Tulsa 5.8
Houston Wichita St. 11.2
Cincinnati Connecticut 9.8
Iowa St. Kansas St. 9.3
West Virginia Oklahoma St. 6.9
Texas Texas Tech -2.1
Oklahoma TCU 4.2
Baylor Kansas -4.4
Georgetown Providence 2.0
Marquette Seton Hall 5.9
St. John’s DePaul 9.8
Minnesota Rutgers 6.0
Iowa Ohio St. 1.5
San Jose St. Boise St. -12.0
Air Force San Diego St. -7.8
Colorado St. New Mexico -1.3
Wyoming Utah St. -12.1
Fresno St. Nevada -3.5
Stanford Arizona St. -4.0
Utah Washington St. 6.9
Colorado Washington 0.5
California Arizona -8.7
Mississippi St. Ole Miss 4.7
South Carolina Missouri 2.7
Alabama Texas A&M 5.8
Auburn Georgia 12.5
Florida Tennessee -2.8
Arkansas LSU 0.9
Kentucky Vanderbilt 11.8
San Francisco Gonzaga -8.8

 

Sunday’s Games

Home Team Visitor Spread
Xavier Butler -1.4
Creighton Villanova 1.3
Central Florida East Carolina 17.6
Penn St. Michigan St. -9.0
Tulane Memphis -8.6
Michigan Northwestern 11.0
Oregon USC 6.2
Oregon St. UCLA 2.4

 

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

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Rk Team PiRate
1 Duke 123.8
2 Gonzaga 120.3
3 Virginia 119.9
4 Michigan St. 119.4
5 North Carolina 119.2
6 Tennessee 118.1
7 Virginia Tech 116.3
8 Michigan 116.1
9 Kansas 115.9
10 Texas Tech 115.5
11 Auburn 114.9
12 Nevada 114.5
13 Iowa St. 114.3
14 Kentucky 114.2
15 Nebraska 114.1
16 Wisconsin 114.1
17 North Carolina St. 114.0
18 Buffalo 113.3
19 Purdue 113.1
20 Oklahoma 112.9
21 Florida St. 112.8
22 Mississippi St. 112.4
23 Ohio St. 112.3
24 Florida 112.3
25 Indiana 112.3
26 Villanova 112.2
27 Maryland 112.2
28 Cincinnati 112.1
29 TCU 111.7
30 Marquette 111.6
31 Syracuse 111.4
32 Houston 111.1
33 Texas 110.9
34 Iowa 110.8
35 Louisville 110.6
36 Creighton 110.5
37 St. John’s 110.4
38 Clemson 110.3
39 Mississippi 110.2
40 Central Florida 110.1
41 Wofford 110.1
42 Saint Mary’s 110.1
43 Butler 109.8
44 LSU 109.6
45 Arizona St. 109.0
46 San Francisco 109.0
47 Oregon 108.8
48 Seton Hall 108.7
49 Kansas St. 108.5
50 Baylor 108.5
51 Utah St. 108.4
52 West Virginia 108.4
53 Arizona 108.3
54 Washington 108.2
55 Northwestern 108.1
56 Lipscomb 108.0
57 Fresno St. 108.0
58 Miami (Fla) 107.9
59 Alabama 107.8
60 Murray St. 107.7
61 Virginia Commonwealth 107.7
62 Arkansas 107.5
63 Penn St. 107.4
64 Temple 107.4
65 Minnesota 107.2
66 Dayton 107.0
67 UCLA 106.8
68 Ball St. 106.8
69 Liberty 106.7
70 East Tennessee St. 106.7
71 Notre Dame 106.4
72 Toledo 106.4
73 Providence 106.4
74 South Dakota St. 106.2
75 Oregon St. 106.2
76 Hofstra 106.2
77 Vermont 105.9
78 Vanderbilt 105.9
79 Xavier 105.9
80 New Mexico St. 105.8
81 Colorado 105.7
82 Georgia Tech 105.7
83 USC 105.6
84 BYU 105.4
85 Georgetown 105.4
86 SMU 105.4
87 Georgia 105.4
88 Missouri 105.3
89 Western Kentucky 105.3
90 Connecticut 105.3
91 Belmont 105.3
92 Pittsburgh 105.2
93 Davidson 105.2
94 Loyola Chi 105.2
95 Yale 105.2
96 Texas A&M 105.0
97 Oklahoma St. 105.0
98 South Carolina 105.0
99 Georgia St. 104.9
100 Furman 104.9
101 Old Dominion 104.9
102 San Diego 104.8
103 Rhode Island 104.8
104 Memphis 104.7
105 Rutgers 104.7
106 Illinois 104.4
107 Saint Louis 104.4
108 Harvard 104.4
109 Northern Kentucky 104.4
110 Grand Canyon 104.2
111 Akron 104.1
112 UNC Greensboro 103.9
113 Penn 103.8
114 Northeastern 103.7
115 UC Irvine 103.7
116 San Diego St. 103.7
117 Texas St. 103.7
118 North Texas 103.6
119 DePaul 103.6
120 Georgia Southern 103.5
121 Charleston 103.5
122 Austin Peay 103.4
123 Boston College 103.4
124 Boise St. 103.4
125 Montana 103.4
126 Wichita St. 102.9
127 Tulsa 102.6
128 Brown 102.4
129 Southern Illinois 102.4
130 UC Santa Barbara 102.2
131 Jacksonville St. 102.2
132 Utah Valley 102.2
133 Marshall 102.1
134 George Mason 102.1
135 Utah 102.1
136 Stanford 102.0
137 Drake 102.0
138 Louisiana Tech 102.0
139 Northern Illinois 101.9
140 Radford 101.9
141 Loyola Marymount 101.9
142 UNLV 101.5
143 Lehigh 101.4
144 Winthrop 101.3
145 Bucknell 101.3
146 Stony Brook 101.2
147 Gardner Webb 101.1
148 Rider 101.0
149 Louisiana Monroe 101.0
150 Bowling Green 100.9
151 St. Bonaventure 100.8
152 South Florida 100.8
153 Wake Forest 100.7
154 Massachusetts 100.7
155 New Mexico 100.6
156 Purdue Fort Wayne 100.6
157 Valparaiso 100.6
158 Kent St. 100.5
159 Central Michigan 100.5
160 Northern Colorado 100.4
161 Wright St. 100.4
162 Seattle 100.4
163 Louisiana 100.3
164 NJIT 100.2
165 Southern Miss 100.2
166 Holy Cross 100.1
167 Samford 100.0
168 Cal St. Fullerton 99.7
169 Saint Joseph’s 99.6
170 Coastal Carolina 99.6
171 Colgate 99.6
172 Evansville 99.5
173 Princeton 99.5
174 Weber St. 99.5
175 Mercer 99.5
176 UAB 99.4
177 Duquesne 99.4
178 Abilene Christian 99.3
179 Richmond 99.2
180 Illinois St. 99.1
181 Miami (O) 99.0
182 Pacific 98.8
183 IUPUI 98.7
184 Cal St. Bakersfield 98.7
185 Green Bay 98.7
186 Texas Southern 98.7
187 Missouri St. 98.6
188 Indiana St. 98.5
189 Ohio 98.3
190 Pepperdine 98.3
191 Omaha 98.2
192 American 98.2
193 Hawaii 98.2
194 Washington St. 98.2
195 William & Mary 98.1
196 Bradley 98.0
197 Eastern Michigan 97.9
198 Hartford 97.9
199 North Dakota St. 97.8
200 Troy 97.7
201 The Citadel 97.6
202 Northern Iowa 97.5
203 North Florida 97.5
204 Long Beach St. 97.5
205 Dartmouth 97.5
206 Florida Atlantic 97.4
207 UTSA 97.4
208 Western Michigan 97.4
209 Iona 97.2
210 South Dakota 97.2
211 South Alabama 97.2
212 Appalachian St. 97.1
213 Fordham 97.1
214 Boston U 97.0
215 Santa Clara 97.0
216 Stephen F. Austin 96.9
217 Campbell 96.8
218 Illinois Chicago 96.8
219 Canisius 96.8
220 Colorado St. 96.8
221 La Salle 96.7
222 Hampton 96.7
223 High Point 96.7
224 Columbia 96.6
225 California 96.6
226 Delaware 96.6
227 Lamar 96.4
228 Wagner 96.3
229 Florida Int’l. 96.3
230 Cal Baptist 96.3
231 Detroit 96.2
232 UNC Wilmington 96.2
233 Presbyterian 96.2
234 Oakland 96.2
235 Marist 96.1
236 Maryland-Balt. Co. 96.0
237 Fairleigh Dickinson 96.0
238 Fairfield 95.9
239 Little Rock 95.8
240 St. Francis PA 95.8
241 Sam Houston St. 95.8
242 UC Davis 95.7
243 George Washington 95.6
244 Quinnipiac 95.6
245 East Carolina 95.5
246 Cornell 95.5
247 Eastern Kentucky 95.4
248 UT Rio Grande Valley 95.3
249 Army 95.2
250 UT Arlington 95.2
251 Long Island 95.2
252 Charleston Southern 95.2
253 Idaho St. 95.2
254 James Madison 95.1
255 Drexel 95.1
256 UMKC 95.0
257 UTEP 95.0
258 Arkansas St. 94.9
259 Robert Morris 94.9
260 UMass Lowell 94.8
261 Morehead St. 94.6
262 North Dakota 94.6
263 Florida Gulf Coast 94.5
264 Portland St. 94.5
265 Sacramento St. 94.4
266 Siena 94.4
267 Sacred Heart 94.3
268 Jacksonville 94.3
269 Towson 94.3
270 Montana St. 94.2
271 St. Francis BKN 94.1
272 Houston Baptist 94.1
273 North Carolina Central 93.9
274 Cleveland St. 93.9
275 Eastern Washington 93.9
276 Norfolk St. 93.9
277 Longwood 93.6
278 Nicholls St. 93.6
279 Chattanooga 93.6
280 Tulane 93.6
281 Albany 93.6
282 Middle Tennessee 93.5
283 Texas A&M CC 93.4
284 Air Force 93.4
285 Saint Peter’s 93.4
286 Niagara 93.4
287 Southern Utah 93.3
288 Prairie View A&M 93.3
289 Western Illinois 93.3
290 New Orleans 93.1
291 Milwaukee 93.1
292 Southeast Missouri St. 93.1
293 Central Connecticut 93.0
294 Monmouth 93.0
295 Oral Roberts 92.9
296 Lafayette 92.9
297 Howard 92.9
298 Eastern Illinois 92.8
299 UC Riverside 92.8
300 Wyoming 92.8
301 Central Arkansas 92.8
302 Rice 92.7
303 Tennessee St. 92.5
304 Navy 92.4
305 Loyola MD 92.3
306 Youngstown St. 92.3
307 McNeese St. 92.3
308 Grambling 92.2
309 Northern Arizona 91.9
310 Tennessee Martin 91.9
311 North Carolina A&T 91.9
312 Portland 91.9
313 Charlotte 91.8
314 Western Carolina 91.8
315 Cal St. Northridge 91.6
316 Bethune Cookman 91.6
317 Denver 91.5
318 Cal Poly 91.4
319 Alabama St. 91.1
320 Southeastern Louisiana 91.1
321 Binghamton 90.8
322 Idaho 90.7
323 USC Upstate 90.6
324 Manhattan 90.2
325 Tennessee Tech 90.2
326 Arkansas Pine Bluff 90.0
327 Morgan St. 89.9
328 SIU Edwardsville 89.9
329 Bryant 89.9
330 Elon 89.7
331 VMI 89.6
332 Mount St. Mary’s 89.6
333 Maine 89.4
334 Florida A&M 89.1
335 San Jose St. 88.9
336 Jackson St. 88.9
337 North Alabama 88.9
338 South Carolina St. 88.6
339 New Hampshire 88.4
340 Southern 87.8
341 Incarnate Word 87.1
342 Stetson 86.8
343 Northwestern St. 86.1
344 Kennesaw St. 85.9
345 Alcorn St. 85.8
346 UNC Asheville 84.9
347 Alabama A&M 84.8
348 Coppin St. 84.8
349 Savannah St. 84.1
350 Mississippi Valley St. 83.5
351 Maryland Eastern Shore 82.7
352 Chicago St. 82.3
353 Delaware St. 81.3

 

PiRate Ratings By Conference

America East

Vermont 105.9
Stony Brook 101.2
Hartford 97.9
Maryland-Balt. Co. 96.0
UMass Lowell 94.8
Albany 93.6
Binghamton 90.8
Maine 89.4
New Hampshire 88.4
 

American Athletic

Cincinnati 112.1
Houston 111.1
Central Florida 110.1
Temple 107.4
SMU 105.4
Connecticut 105.3
Memphis 104.7
Wichita St. 102.9
Tulsa 102.6
South Florida 100.8
East Carolina 95.5
Tulane 93.6
 

Atlantic 10

Virginia Commonwealth 107.7
Dayton 107.0
Davidson 105.2
Rhode Island 104.8
Saint Louis 104.4
George Mason 102.1
St. Bonaventure 100.8
Massachusetts 100.7
Saint Joseph’s 99.6
Duquesne 99.4
Richmond 99.2
Fordham 97.1
La Salle 96.7
George Washington 95.6
 

Atlantic Coast

Duke 123.8
Virginia 119.9
North Carolina 119.2
Virginia Tech 116.3
North Carolina St. 114.0
Florida St. 112.8
Syracuse 111.4
Louisville 110.6
Clemson 110.3
Miami (Fla) 107.9
Notre Dame 106.4
Georgia Tech 105.7
Pittsburgh 105.2
Boston College 103.4
Wake Forest 100.7
 

Atlantic Sun

Lipscomb 108.0
Liberty 106.7
NJIT 100.2
North Florida 97.5
Florida Gulf Coast 94.5
Jacksonville 94.3
North Alabama 88.9
Stetson 86.8
Kennesaw St. 85.9
 

Big 12

Kansas 115.9
Texas Tech 115.5
Iowa St. 114.3
Oklahoma 112.9
TCU 111.7
Texas 110.9
Kansas St. 108.5
Baylor 108.5
West Virginia 108.4
Oklahoma St. 105.0
 

Big East

Villanova 112.2
Marquette 111.6
Creighton 110.5
St. John’s 110.4
Butler 109.8
Seton Hall 108.7
Providence 106.4
Xavier 105.9
Georgetown 105.4
DePaul 103.6
 

Big Sky

Montana 103.4
Northern Colorado 100.4
Weber St. 99.5
Idaho St. 95.2
Portland St. 94.5
Sacramento St. 94.4
Montana St. 94.2
Eastern Washington 93.9
Southern Utah 93.3
Northern Arizona 91.9
Idaho 90.7
 

Big South

Radford 101.9
Winthrop 101.3
Gardner Webb 101.1
Campbell 96.8
Hampton 96.7
High Point 96.7
Presbyterian 96.2
Charleston Southern 95.2
Longwood 93.6
USC Upstate 90.6
UNC Asheville 84.9
 

Big Ten

Michigan St. 119.4
Michigan 116.1
Nebraska 114.1
Wisconsin 114.1
Purdue 113.1
Ohio St. 112.3
Indiana 112.3
Maryland 112.2
Iowa 110.8
Northwestern 108.1
Penn St. 107.4
Minnesota 107.2
Rutgers 104.7
Illinois 104.4
 

Big West

UC Irvine 103.7
UC Santa Barbara 102.2
Cal St. Fullerton 99.7
Hawaii 98.2
Long Beach St. 97.5
UC Davis 95.7
UC Riverside 92.8
Cal St. Northridge 91.6
Cal Poly 91.4
 

Colonial Athletic

Hofstra 106.2
Northeastern 103.7
Charleston 103.5
William & Mary 98.1
Delaware 96.6
UNC Wilmington 96.2
James Madison 95.1
Drexel 95.1
Towson 94.3
Elon 89.7
 

Conference USA

Western Kentucky 105.3
Old Dominion 104.9
North Texas 103.6
Marshall 102.1
Louisiana Tech 102.0
Southern Miss 100.2
UAB 99.4
Florida Atlantic 97.4
UTSA 97.4
Florida Int’l. 96.3
UTEP 95.0
Middle Tennessee 93.5
Rice 92.7
Charlotte 91.8
 

Horizon

Northern Kentucky 104.4
Wright St. 100.4
IUPUI 98.7
Green Bay 98.7
Illinois Chicago 96.8
Detroit 96.2
Oakland 96.2
Cleveland St. 93.9
Milwaukee 93.1
Youngstown St. 92.3
 

Ivy

Yale 105.2
Harvard 104.4
Penn 103.8
Brown 102.4
Princeton 99.5
Dartmouth 97.5
Columbia 96.6
Cornell 95.5
 

Metro Atlantic

Rider 101.0
Iona 97.2
Canisius 96.8
Marist 96.1
Fairfield 95.9
Quinnipiac 95.6
Siena 94.4
Saint Peter’s 93.4
Niagara 93.4
Monmouth 93.0
Manhattan 90.2
 

Mid-American

Buffalo 113.3
Ball St. 106.8
Toledo 106.4
Akron 104.1
Northern Illinois 101.9
Bowling Green 100.9
Kent St. 100.5
Central Michigan 100.5
Miami (O) 99.0
Ohio 98.3
Eastern Michigan 97.9
Western Michigan 97.4
 

Mideastern Athletic

North Carolina Central 93.9
Norfolk St. 93.9
Howard 92.9
North Carolina A&T 91.9
Bethune Cookman 91.6
Morgan St. 89.9
Florida A&M 89.1
South Carolina St. 88.6
Coppin St. 84.8
Savannah St. 84.1
Maryland Eastern Shore 82.7
Delaware St. 81.3
 

Missouri Valley

Loyola Chi 105.2
Southern Illinois 102.4
Drake 102.0
Valparaiso 100.6
Evansville 99.5
Illinois St. 99.1
Missouri St. 98.6
Indiana St. 98.5
Bradley 98.0
Northern Iowa 97.5
 

Mountain West

Nevada 114.5
Utah St. 108.4
Fresno St. 108.0
San Diego St. 103.7
Boise St. 103.4
UNLV 101.5
New Mexico 100.6
Colorado St. 96.8
Air Force 93.4
Wyoming 92.8
San Jose St. 88.9
 

Northeast

Wagner 96.3
Fairleigh Dickinson 96.0
St. Francis PA 95.8
Long Island 95.2
Robert Morris 94.9
Sacred Heart 94.3
St. Francis BKN 94.1
Central Connecticut 93.0
Bryant 89.9
Mount St. Mary’s 89.6
 

Ohio Valley

Murray St. 107.7
Belmont 105.3
Austin Peay 103.4
Jacksonville St. 102.2
Eastern Kentucky 95.4
Morehead St. 94.6
Southeast Missouri St. 93.1
Eastern Illinois 92.8
Tennessee St. 92.5
Tennessee Martin 91.9
Tennessee Tech 90.2
SIU Edwardsville 89.9
 

Pac-12

Arizona St. 109.0
Oregon 108.8
Arizona 108.3
Washington 108.2
UCLA 106.8
Oregon St. 106.2
Colorado 105.7
USC 105.6
Utah 102.1
Stanford 102.0
Washington St. 98.2
California 96.6
 

Patriot

Lehigh 101.4
Bucknell 101.3
Holy Cross 100.1
Colgate 99.6
American 98.2
Boston U 97.0
Army 95.2
Lafayette 92.9
Navy 92.4
Loyola MD 92.3
 

Southeastern

Tennessee 118.1
Auburn 114.9
Kentucky 114.2
Mississippi St. 112.4
Florida 112.3
Mississippi 110.2
LSU 109.6
Alabama 107.8
Arkansas 107.5
Vanderbilt 105.9
Georgia 105.4
Missouri 105.3
Texas A&M 105.0
South Carolina 105.0
 

Southern

Wofford 110.1
East Tennessee St. 106.7
Furman 104.9
UNC Greensboro 103.9
Samford 100.0
Mercer 99.5
The Citadel 97.6
Chattanooga 93.6
Western Carolina 91.8
VMI 89.6
 

Southland

Abilene Christian 99.3
Stephen F. Austin 96.9
Lamar 96.4
Sam Houston St. 95.8
Houston Baptist 94.1
Nicholls St. 93.6
Texas A&M CC 93.4
New Orleans 93.1
Central Arkansas 92.8
McNeese St. 92.3
Southeastern Louisiana 91.1
Incarnate Word 87.1
Northwestern St. 86.1
 

Southwestern Athletic

Texas Southern 98.7
Prairie View A&M 93.3
Grambling 92.2
Alabama St. 91.1
Arkansas Pine Bluff 90.0
Jackson St. 88.9
Southern 87.8
Alcorn St. 85.8
Alabama A&M 84.8
Mississippi Valley St. 83.5
 

Summit

South Dakota St. 106.2
Purdue Fort Wayne 100.6
Omaha 98.2
North Dakota St. 97.8
South Dakota 97.2
North Dakota 94.6
Western Illinois 93.3
Oral Roberts 92.9
Denver 91.5
 

Sun Belt

Georgia St. 104.9
Texas St. 103.7
Georgia Southern 103.5
Louisiana Monroe 101.0
Louisiana 100.3
Coastal Carolina 99.6
Troy 97.7
South Alabama 97.2
Appalachian St. 97.1
Little Rock 95.8
UT Arlington 95.2
Arkansas St. 94.9
 

West Coast

Gonzaga 120.3
Saint Mary’s 110.1
San Francisco 109.0
BYU 105.4
San Diego 104.8
Loyola Marymount 101.9
Pacific 98.8
Pepperdine 98.3
Santa Clara 97.0
Portland 91.9
 

Western Athletic

New Mexico St. 105.8
Grand Canyon 104.2
Utah Valley 102.2
Seattle 100.4
Cal St. Bakersfield 98.7
Cal Baptist 96.3
UT Rio Grande Valley 95.3
UMKC 95.0
Chicago St. 82.3

 

Alphabetical Ratings

Team Rating
Abilene Christian 99.3
Air Force 93.4
Akron 104.1
Alabama 107.8
Alabama A&M 84.8
Alabama St. 91.1
Albany 93.6
Alcorn St. 85.8
American 98.2
Appalachian St. 97.1
Arizona 108.3
Arizona St. 109.0
Arkansas 107.5
Arkansas Pine Bluff 90.0
Arkansas St. 94.9
Army 95.2
Auburn 114.9
Austin Peay 103.4
Ball St. 106.8
Baylor 108.5
Belmont 105.3
Bethune Cookman 91.6
Binghamton 90.8
Boise St. 103.4
Boston College 103.4
Boston U 97.0
Bowling Green 100.9
Bradley 98.0
Brown 102.4
Bryant 89.9
Bucknell 101.3
Buffalo 113.3
Butler 109.8
BYU 105.4
Cal Baptist 96.3
Cal Poly 91.4
Cal St. Bakersfield 98.7
Cal St. Fullerton 99.7
Cal St. Northridge 91.6
California 96.6
Campbell 96.8
Canisius 96.8
Central Arkansas 92.8
Central Connecticut 93.0
Central Florida 110.1
Central Michigan 100.5
Charleston 103.5
Charleston Southern 95.2
Charlotte 91.8
Chattanooga 93.6
Chicago St. 82.3
Cincinnati 112.1
Clemson 110.3
Cleveland St. 93.9
Coastal Carolina 99.6
Colgate 99.6
Colorado 105.7
Colorado St. 96.8
Columbia 96.6
Connecticut 105.3
Coppin St. 84.8
Cornell 95.5
Creighton 110.5
Dartmouth 97.5
Davidson 105.2
Dayton 107.0
Delaware 96.6
Delaware St. 81.3
Denver 91.5
DePaul 103.6
Detroit 96.2
Drake 102.0
Drexel 95.1
Duke 123.8
Duquesne 99.4
East Carolina 95.5
East Tennessee St. 106.7
Eastern Illinois 92.8
Eastern Kentucky 95.4
Eastern Michigan 97.9
Eastern Washington 93.9
Elon 89.7
Evansville 99.5
Fairfield 95.9
Fairleigh Dickinson 96.0
Florida 112.3
Florida A&M 89.1
Florida Atlantic 97.4
Florida Gulf Coast 94.5
Florida Int’l. 96.3
Florida St. 112.8
Fordham 97.1
Fresno St. 108.0
Furman 104.9
Gardner Webb 101.1
George Mason 102.1
George Washington 95.6
Georgetown 105.4
Georgia 105.4
Georgia Southern 103.5
Georgia St. 104.9
Georgia Tech 105.7
Gonzaga 120.3
Grambling 92.2
Grand Canyon 104.2
Green Bay 98.7
Hampton 96.7
Hartford 97.9
Harvard 104.4
Hawaii 98.2
High Point 96.7
Hofstra 106.2
Holy Cross 100.1
Houston 111.1
Houston Baptist 94.1
Howard 92.9
Idaho 90.7
Idaho St. 95.2
Illinois 104.4
Illinois Chicago 96.8
Illinois St. 99.1
Incarnate Word 87.1
Indiana 112.3
Indiana St. 98.5
Iona 97.2
Iowa 110.8
Iowa St. 114.3
IUPUI 98.7
Jackson St. 88.9
Jacksonville 94.3
Jacksonville St. 102.2
James Madison 95.1
Kansas 115.9
Kansas St. 108.5
Kennesaw St. 85.9
Kent St. 100.5
Kentucky 114.2
La Salle 96.7
Lafayette 92.9
Lamar 96.4
Lehigh 101.4
Liberty 106.7
Lipscomb 108.0
Little Rock 95.8
Long Beach St. 97.5
Long Island 95.2
Longwood 93.6
Louisiana 100.3
Louisiana Monroe 101.0
Louisiana Tech 102.0
Louisville 110.6
Loyola Chi 105.2
Loyola Marymount 101.9
Loyola MD 92.3
LSU 109.6
Maine 89.4
Manhattan 90.2
Marist 96.1
Marquette 111.6
Marshall 102.1
Maryland 112.2
Maryland Eastern Shore 82.7
Maryland-Balt. Co. 96.0
Massachusetts 100.7
McNeese St. 92.3
Memphis 104.7
Mercer 99.5
Miami (Fla) 107.9
Miami (O) 99.0
Michigan 116.1
Michigan St. 119.4
Middle Tennessee 93.5
Milwaukee 93.1
Minnesota 107.2
Mississippi 110.2
Mississippi St. 112.4
Mississippi Valley St. 83.5
Missouri 105.3
Missouri St. 98.6
Monmouth 93.0
Montana 103.4
Montana St. 94.2
Morehead St. 94.6
Morgan St. 89.9
Mount St. Mary’s 89.6
Murray St. 107.7
Navy 92.4
Nebraska 114.1
Nevada 114.5
New Hampshire 88.4
New Mexico 100.6
New Mexico St. 105.8
New Orleans 93.1
Niagara 93.4
Nicholls St. 93.6
NJIT 100.2
Norfolk St. 93.9
North Alabama 88.9
North Carolina 119.2
North Carolina A&T 91.9
North Carolina Central 93.9
North Carolina St. 114.0
North Dakota 94.6
North Dakota St. 97.8
North Florida 97.5
North Texas 103.6
Northeastern 103.7
Northern Arizona 91.9
Northern Colorado 100.4
Northern Illinois 101.9
Northern Iowa 97.5
Northern Kentucky 104.4
Northwestern 108.1
Northwestern St. 86.1
Notre Dame 106.4
Oakland 96.2
Ohio 98.3
Ohio St. 112.3
Oklahoma 112.9
Oklahoma St. 105.0
Old Dominion 104.9
Omaha 98.2
Oral Roberts 92.9
Oregon 108.8
Oregon St. 106.2
Pacific 98.8
Penn 103.8
Penn St. 107.4
Pepperdine 98.3
Pittsburgh 105.2
Portland 91.9
Portland St. 94.5
Prairie View A&M 93.3
Presbyterian 96.2
Princeton 99.5
Providence 106.4
Purdue 113.1
Purdue Fort Wayne 100.6
Quinnipiac 95.6
Radford 101.9
Rhode Island 104.8
Rice 92.7
Richmond 99.2
Rider 101.0
Robert Morris 94.9
Rutgers 104.7
Sacramento St. 94.4
Sacred Heart 94.3
Saint Joseph’s 99.6
Saint Louis 104.4
Saint Mary’s 110.1
Saint Peter’s 93.4
Sam Houston St. 95.8
Samford 100.0
San Diego 104.8
San Diego St. 103.7
San Francisco 109.0
San Jose St. 88.9
Santa Clara 97.0
Savannah St. 84.1
Seattle 100.4
Seton Hall 108.7
Siena 94.4
SIU Edwardsville 89.9
SMU 105.4
South Alabama 97.2
South Carolina 105.0
South Carolina St. 88.6
South Dakota 97.2
South Dakota St. 106.2
South Florida 100.8
Southeast Missouri St. 93.1
Southeastern Louisiana 91.1
Southern 87.8
Southern Illinois 102.4
Southern Miss 100.2
Southern Utah 93.3
St. Bonaventure 100.8
St. Francis BKN 94.1
St. Francis PA 95.8
St. John’s 110.4
Stanford 102.0
Stephen F. Austin 96.9
Stetson 86.8
Stony Brook 101.2
Syracuse 111.4
TCU 111.7
Temple 107.4
Tennessee 118.1
Tennessee Martin 91.9
Tennessee St. 92.5
Tennessee Tech 90.2
Texas 110.9
Texas A&M 105.0
Texas A&M CC 93.4
Texas Southern 98.7
Texas St. 103.7
Texas Tech 115.5
The Citadel 97.6
Toledo 106.4
Towson 94.3
Troy 97.7
Tulane 93.6
Tulsa 102.6
UAB 99.4
UC Davis 95.7
UC Irvine 103.7
UC Riverside 92.8
UC Santa Barbara 102.2
UCLA 106.8
UMass Lowell 94.8
UMKC 95.0
UNC Asheville 84.9
UNC Greensboro 103.9
UNC Wilmington 96.2
UNLV 101.5
USC 105.6
USC Upstate 90.6
UT Arlington 95.2
UT Rio Grande Valley 95.3
Utah 102.1
Utah St. 108.4
Utah Valley 102.2
UTEP 95.0
UTSA 97.4
Valparaiso 100.6
Vanderbilt 105.9
Vermont 105.9
Villanova 112.2
Virginia 119.9
Virginia Commonwealth 107.7
Virginia Tech 116.3
VMI 89.6
Wagner 96.3
Wake Forest 100.7
Washington 108.2
Washington St. 98.2
Weber St. 99.5
West Virginia 108.4
Western Carolina 91.8
Western Illinois 93.3
Western Kentucky 105.3
Western Michigan 97.4
Wichita St. 102.9
William & Mary 98.1
Winthrop 101.3
Wisconsin 114.1
Wofford 110.1
Wright St. 100.4
Wyoming 92.8
Xavier 105.9
Yale 105.2
Youngstown St. 92.3

 

Note: We will add a new update rating on Mondays to reflect the weekend games.  They should be published later in the day, but usually before 6 PM Eastern Time.

The updated Ratings will be presented in a different entry from the regular Bracketology Report.

Also, continuing next week, we will present part 2 of our Fun Stuff For Stats Buffs.  We’ll show you how to calculate stats for individual players.  Then, in part 3, we will attempt to show you how to calculate offensive and defensive efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 4, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Preview for January 5-6, 2019

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This Weekend’s PiRate Ratings For Power Conferences & Top 25

Saturday’s Games
Home Team Visitor Spread
Virginia Tech Boston College 16.1
Pittsburgh North Carolina -9.3
Notre Dame Syracuse -0.4
Georgia Tech Wake Forest 6.5
Virginia Florida St. 9.5
Duke Clemson 16.7
Texas Tech Kansas St. 11.1
Oklahoma Oklahoma St. 10.6
TCU Baylor 6.7
Iowa St. Kansas 0.3
Texas West Virginia 5.6
Butler Creighton 1.1
Georgetown St. John’s -1.6
Providence Villanova -3.1
Ohio St. Michigan St. -2.4
Rutgers Maryland -3.8
Arizona Utah 9.1
UCLA California 12.0
Arizona St. Colorado 5.3
Oregon Oregon St. 6.3
Washington Washington St. 11.0
Alabama Kentucky -3.9
Tennessee Georgia 13.2
Texas A&M Arkansas 0.6
Florida South Carolina 12.7
Vanderbilt Ole Miss 1.8
Gonzaga Santa Clara 25.8
New Mexico Nevada -12.0

 

Sunday’s Games
Home Team Visitor Spread
Marquette Xavier 7.5
DePaul Seton Hall -2.7
Northwestern Illinois 7.2
Wichita St. Temple -0.9
Michigan Indiana 6.4
Iowa Nebraska -2.2
Houston Memphis 8.6
Louisville Miami (Fla) 4.7
Penn St. Wisconsin -2.6
USC Stanford 5.7

 

This Week’s PiRate Ratings 1 to 353

Rk Team PiRate
1 Duke 123.3
2 Gonzaga 119.3
3 Virginia 118.6
4 Michigan St. 118.3
5 North Carolina 117.9
6 Virginia Tech 116.7
7 Kansas 116.3
8 Nevada 115.9
9 Tennessee 115.6
10 Auburn 115.6
11 Michigan 115.6
12 Texas Tech 115.6
13 Nebraska 114.7
14 Kentucky 114.5
15 North Carolina St. 114.5
16 Iowa St. 113.6
17 Purdue 113.5
18 Wisconsin 113.1
19 Florida St. 113.1
20 Ohio St. 112.9
21 Oklahoma 112.8
22 Mississippi St. 112.7
23 Cincinnati 112.7
24 Florida 112.7
25 Villanova 112.2
26 Indiana 112.2
27 Buffalo 111.9
28 TCU 111.8
29 Creighton 111.5
30 Texas 111.1
31 Houston 111.1
32 Maryland 110.9
33 Marquette 110.8
34 Syracuse 110.7
35 Clemson 110.6
36 St. John’s 110.2
37 Louisville 110.0
38 UCF 109.5
39 LSU 109.5
40 Iowa 109.5
41 Oregon 109.4
42 Saint Mary’s 109.4
43 Wofford 109.1
44 Butler 109.1
45 San Francisco 109.0
46 Seton Hall 108.8
47 Northwestern 108.8
48 Mississippi 108.6
49 Kansas St. 108.5
50 West Virginia 108.5
51 Utah St. 108.5
52 Arizona 108.4
53 Miami FL 108.3
54 Lipscomb 108.2
55 Toledo 108.2
56 Arizona St. 108.1
57 Baylor 108.1
58 Penn St. 108.0
59 Minnesota 107.9
60 Fresno St. 107.9
61 Alabama 107.6
62 Washington 107.6
63 Murray St. 107.4
64 Vanderbilt 107.4
65 Arkansas 107.3
66 Temple 107.1
67 VCU 106.9
68 Notre Dame 106.8
69 Providence 106.6
70 Ball St. 106.5
71 UCLA 106.4
72 Dayton 106.3
73 Xavier 106.3
74 Hofstra 106.2
75 Loyola Chicago 106.2
76 Missouri 106.1
77 New Mexico St. 105.9
78 BYU 105.9
79 South Dakota St. 105.9
80 Liberty 105.9
81 Colorado 105.8
82 Yale 105.7
83 SMU 105.7
84 Belmont 105.7
85 Oregon St. 105.6
86 Pittsburgh 105.6
87 USC 105.6
88 Georgetown 105.6
89 East Tennessee St. 105.5
90 Georgia 105.4
91 UNC Greensboro 105.4
92 Old Dominion 105.3
93 Connecticut 105.3
94 Davidson 105.2
95 Western Kentucky 105.2
96 Georgia Tech 105.1
97 Memphis 105.0
98 Texas A&M 104.9
99 Montana 104.8
100 San Diego 104.7
101 Saint Louis 104.7
102 Oklahoma St. 104.7
103 Rutgers 104.6
104 Rhode Island 104.4
105 Georgia St. 104.3
106 UC Irvine 104.3
107 Harvard 104.2
108 Vermont 104.2
109 San Diego St. 104.1
110 Akron 104.1
111 Illinois 104.1
112 Boston College 104.1
113 Furman 104.0
114 Penn 103.8
115 North Texas 103.8
116 DePaul 103.6
117 Grand Canyon 103.6
118 Texas St. 103.6
119 South Carolina 103.5
120 Northeastern 103.5
121 Northern Kentucky 103.5
122 Wichita St. 103.2
123 Georgia Southern 103.1
124 Louisiana Tech 102.8
125 Tulsa 102.8
126 Austin Peay 102.7
127 Boise St. 102.5
128 Marshall 102.5
129 Jacksonville St. 102.5
130 UCSB 102.4
131 Southern Illinois 102.4
132 Stanford 102.4
133 Utah 102.3
134 Radford 102.3
135 Saint Joseph’s 102.2
136 Utah Valley 102.2
137 Brown 102.0
138 Drake 101.9
139 Loyola Marymount 101.8
140 George Mason 101.7
141 Rider 101.5
142 Bucknell 101.5
143 Kent St. 101.5
144 Gardner Webb 101.5
145 Charleston 101.4
146 UMass 101.3
147 Winthrop 101.1
148 Northern Colorado 101.1
149 Wake Forest 101.1
150 UNLV 100.8
151 Lehigh 100.8
152 Holy Cross 100.7
153 Seattle 100.6
154 Weber St. 100.6
155 Richmond 100.5
156 Northern Illinois 100.5
157 Stony Brook 100.5
158 Louisiana 100.5
159 Louisiana Monroe 100.4
160 Samford 100.3
161 Miami OH 100.3
162 St. Bonaventure 100.1
163 Purdue Fort Wayne 100.1
164 Cal St. Fullerton 100.1
165 South Florida 100.1
166 NJIT 100.1
167 Southern Miss 100.1
168 Coastal Carolina 100.0
169 Wright St. 99.9
170 New Mexico 99.9
171 Ohio 99.6
172 Indiana St. 99.6
173 Central Michigan 99.5
174 Green Bay 99.5
175 Abilene Christian 99.4
176 Colgate 99.4
177 Duquesne 99.4
178 Princeton 99.3
179 Valparaiso 99.3
180 Mercer 99.2
181 Washington St. 99.1
182 UAB 99.1
183 Charleston Southern 99.1
184 Pacific 99.0
185 Illinois St. 99.0
186 Evansville 98.8
187 Bowling Green 98.7
188 Missouri St. 98.6
189 Cal St. Bakersfield 98.4
190 Bradley 98.4
191 Troy 98.4
192 American 98.4
193 IUPUI 98.4
194 The Citadel 98.2
195 Omaha 98.2
196 Hartford 98.1
197 Appalachian St. 98.1
198 Pepperdine 98.0
199 Texas Southern 97.9
200 South Dakota 97.9
201 Fordham 97.9
202 Northern Iowa 97.7
203 California Baptist 97.7
204 Western Michigan 97.7
205 Hawaii 97.6
206 North Dakota St. 97.6
207 Wagner 97.6
208 Eastern Michigan 97.6
209 Santa Clara 97.5
210 Iona 97.5
211 Florida International 97.5
212 Stephen F. Austin 97.5
213 William & Mary 97.4
214 Dartmouth 97.4
215 Boston University 97.2
216 Oakland 97.1
217 South Alabama 97.1
218 Lamar 97.1
219 UTSA 97.0
220 North Florida 97.0
221 Illinois Chicago 97.0
222 California 96.9
223 Canisius 96.9
224 Long Beach St. 96.8
225 St. Francis PA 96.8
226 Columbia 96.7
227 Presbyterian 96.6
228 UNC Wilmington 96.5
229 Florida Atlantic 96.5
230 Hampton 96.4
231 Detroit 96.3
232 Idaho St. 96.3
233 Campbell 96.2
234 High Point 96.1
235 Delaware 96.0
236 UMBC 95.9
237 Fairfield 95.9
238 Marist 95.8
239 Colorado St. 95.7
240 UMass Lowell 95.6
241 Florida Gulf Coast 95.5
242 LIU Brooklyn 95.5
243 Little Rock 95.5
244 Fairleigh Dickinson 95.5
245 La Salle 95.5
246 Quinnipiac 95.4
247 UC Davis 95.4
248 UTEP 95.3
249 Towson 95.3
250 Drexel 95.3
251 Sacramento St. 95.2
252 Cornell 95.2
253 UMKC 95.0
254 Eastern Kentucky 95.0
255 Robert Morris 94.9
256 Arkansas St. 94.9
257 Morehead St. 94.8
258 Army 94.8
259 Albany 94.8
260 Sam Houston St. 94.8
261 UT Arlington 94.8
262 Siena 94.8
263 Niagara 94.8
264 UT Rio Grande Valley 94.7
265 Western Illinois 94.6
266 James Madison 94.4
267 Houston Baptist 94.3
268 East Carolina 94.3
269 Milwaukee 94.3
270 Tulane 94.2
271 George Washington 94.2
272 Air Force 94.2
273 Middle Tennessee 94.1
274 Saint Peter’s 94.1
275 Cleveland St. 94.0
276 Norfolk St. 94.0
277 North Carolina Central 94.0
278 Nicholls St. 93.9
279 Grambling St. 93.9
280 Eastern Washington 93.9
281 Longwood 93.8
282 St. Francis NY 93.8
283 Sacred Heart 93.8
284 Chattanooga 93.7
285 Portland St. 93.7
286 Southeast Missouri St. 93.6
287 Wyoming 93.6
288 North Dakota 93.4
289 Texas A&M Corpus Chris 93.3
290 Central Arkansas 93.2
291 Loyola MD 93.2
292 Jacksonville 93.1
293 Montana St. 93.1
294 Prairie View A&M 93.1
295 Eastern Illinois 93.0
296 Oral Roberts 92.8
297 Central Connecticut 92.7
298 Denver 92.7
299 Monmouth 92.6
300 UC Riverside 92.6
301 Tennessee St. 92.5
302 McNeese St. 92.5
303 Howard 92.3
304 Southern Utah 92.3
305 Lafayette 92.2
306 UT Martin 92.2
307 New Orleans 92.2
308 Portland 92.1
309 Rice 91.9
310 Navy 91.9
311 Southeastern Louisiana 91.8
312 Bethune Cookman 91.7
313 Charlotte 91.4
314 North Carolina A&T 91.4
315 Cal Poly 91.3
316 Youngstown St. 91.2
317 Cal St. Northridge 91.2
318 Idaho 90.9
319 Northern Arizona 90.8
320 Western Carolina 90.7
321 Binghamton 90.6
322 Morgan St. 90.4
323 Manhattan 90.3
324 USC Upstate 90.2
325 Arkansas Pine Bluff 90.1
326 Maine 90.1
327 VMI 90.1
328 Elon 90.1
329 Mount St. Mary’s 90.0
330 SIU Edwardsville 90.0
331 Alabama St. 89.9
332 Bryant 89.7
333 Tennessee Tech 89.6
334 North Alabama 89.4
335 San Jose St. 89.3
336 South Carolina St. 88.9
337 New Hampshire 88.6
338 Southern 88.4
339 Jackson St. 88.1
340 Florida A&M 88.1
341 Kennesaw St. 87.1
342 Stetson 87.1
343 Incarnate Word 86.6
344 Alcorn St. 86.4
345 Northwestern St. 85.6
346 UNC Asheville 85.0
347 Maryland Eastern Shore 84.5
348 Coppin St. 84.5
349 Alabama A&M 84.3
350 Mississippi Valley St. 83.9
351 Savannah St. 83.6
352 Chicago St. 82.0
353 Delaware St. 81.6

 

PiRate Ratings By Conferences

American Athletic PiRate Rating
Cincinnati 112.7
Houston 111.1
UCF 109.5
Temple 107.1
SMU 105.7
Connecticut 105.3
Memphis 105.0
Wichita St. 103.2
Tulsa 102.8
South Florida 100.1
East Carolina 94.3
Tulane 94.2
American East PiRate Rating
Vermont 104.2
Stony Brook 100.5
Hartford 98.1
UMBC 95.9
UMass Lowell 95.6
Albany 94.8
Binghamton 90.6
Maine 90.1
New Hampshire 88.6
Atlantic 10 PiRate Rating
VCU 106.9
Dayton 106.3
Davidson 105.2
Saint Louis 104.7
Rhode Island 104.4
Saint Joseph’s 102.2
George Mason 101.7
UMass 101.3
Richmond 100.5
St. Bonaventure 100.1
Duquesne 99.4
Fordham 97.9
La Salle 95.5
George Washington 94.2
Atlantic Coast PiRate Rating
Duke 123.3
Virginia 118.6
North Carolina 117.9
Virginia Tech 116.7
North Carolina St. 114.5
Florida St. 113.1
Syracuse 110.7
Clemson 110.6
Louisville 110.0
Miami FL 108.3
Notre Dame 106.8
Pittsburgh 105.6
Georgia Tech 105.1
Boston College 104.1
Wake Forest 101.1
Atlantic Sun PiRate Rating
Lipscomb 108.2
Liberty 105.9
NJIT 100.1
North Florida 97.0
Florida Gulf Coast 95.5
Jacksonville 93.1
North Alabama 89.4
Kennesaw St. 87.1
Stetson 87.1
Big 12 PiRate Rating
Kansas 116.3
Texas Tech 115.6
Iowa St. 113.6
Oklahoma 112.8
TCU 111.8
Texas 111.1
Kansas St. 108.5
West Virginia 108.5
Baylor 108.1
Oklahoma St. 104.7
Big East PiRate Rating
Villanova 112.2
Creighton 111.5
Marquette 110.8
St. John’s 110.2
Butler 109.1
Seton Hall 108.8
Providence 106.6
Xavier 106.3
Georgetown 105.6
DePaul 103.6
Big Sky PiRate Rating
Montana 104.8
Northern Colorado 101.1
Weber St. 100.6
Idaho St. 96.3
Sacramento St. 95.2
Eastern Washington 93.9
Portland St. 93.7
Montana St. 93.1
Southern Utah 92.3
Idaho 90.9
Northern Arizona 90.8
Big South PiRate Rating
Radford 102.3
Gardner Webb 101.5
Winthrop 101.1
Charleston Southern 99.1
Presbyterian 96.6
Hampton 96.4
Campbell 96.2
High Point 96.1
Longwood 93.8
USC Upstate 90.2
UNC Asheville 85.0
Big Ten PiRate Rating
Michigan St. 118.3
Michigan 115.6
Nebraska 114.7
Purdue 113.5
Wisconsin 113.1
Ohio St. 112.9
Indiana 112.2
Maryland 110.9
Iowa 109.5
Northwestern 108.8
Penn St. 108.0
Minnesota 107.9
Rutgers 104.6
Illinois 104.1
Big West PiRate Rating
UC Irvine 104.3
UCSB 102.4
Cal St. Fullerton 100.1
Hawaii 97.6
Long Beach St. 96.8
UC Davis 95.4
UC Riverside 92.6
Cal Poly 91.3
Cal St. Northridge 91.2
Colonial Athletic PiRate Rating
Hofstra 106.2
Northeastern 103.5
Charleston 101.4
William & Mary 97.4
UNC Wilmington 96.5
Delaware 96.0
Towson 95.3
Drexel 95.3
James Madison 94.4
Elon 90.1
Conference USA PiRate Rating
Old Dominion 105.3
Western Kentucky 105.2
North Texas 103.8
Louisiana Tech 102.8
Marshall 102.5
Southern Miss 100.1
UAB 99.1
Florida International 97.5
UTSA 97.0
Florida Atlantic 96.5
UTEP 95.3
Middle Tennessee 94.1
Rice 91.9
Charlotte 91.4
Horizon PiRate Rating
Northern Kentucky 103.5
Wright St. 99.9
Green Bay 99.5
IUPUI 98.4
Oakland 97.1
Illinois Chicago 97.0
Detroit 96.3
Milwaukee 94.3
Cleveland St. 94.0
Youngstown St. 91.2
Ivy PiRate Rating
Yale 105.7
Harvard 104.2
Penn 103.8
Brown 102.0
Princeton 99.3
Dartmouth 97.4
Columbia 96.7
Cornell 95.2
Metro Atlantic PiRate Rating
Rider 101.5
Iona 97.5
Canisius 96.9
Fairfield 95.9
Marist 95.8
Quinnipiac 95.4
Siena 94.8
Niagara 94.8
Saint Peter’s 94.1
Monmouth 92.6
Manhattan 90.3
Mid-American PiRate Rating
Buffalo 111.9
Toledo 108.2
Ball St. 106.5
Akron 104.1
Kent St. 101.5
Northern Illinois 100.5
Miami OH 100.3
Ohio 99.6
Central Michigan 99.5
Bowling Green 98.7
Western Michigan 97.7
Eastern Michigan 97.6
Mideastern Athletic PiRate Rating
Norfolk St. 94.0
North Carolina Central 94.0
Howard 92.3
Bethune Cookman 91.7
North Carolina A&T 91.4
Morgan St. 90.4
South Carolina St. 88.9
Florida A&M 88.1
Maryland Eastern Shore 84.5
Coppin St. 84.5
Savannah St. 83.6
Delaware St. 81.6
Missouri Valley PiRate Rating
Loyola Chicago 106.2
Southern Illinois 102.4
Drake 101.9
Indiana St. 99.6
Valparaiso 99.3
Illinois St. 99.0
Evansville 98.8
Missouri St. 98.6
Bradley 98.4
Northern Iowa 97.7
Mountain West PiRate Rating
Nevada 115.9
Utah St. 108.5
Fresno St. 107.9
San Diego St. 104.1
Boise St. 102.5
UNLV 100.8
New Mexico 99.9
Colorado St. 95.7
Air Force 94.2
Wyoming 93.6
San Jose St. 89.3
Northeast PiRate Rating
Wagner 97.6
St. Francis PA 96.8
LIU Brooklyn 95.5
Fairleigh Dickinson 95.5
Robert Morris 94.9
St. Francis NY 93.8
Sacred Heart 93.8
Central Connecticut 92.7
Mount St. Mary’s 90.0
Bryant 89.7
Ohio Valley PiRate Rating
Murray St. 107.4
Belmont 105.7
Austin Peay 102.7
Jacksonville St. 102.5
Eastern Kentucky 95.0
Morehead St. 94.8
Southeast Missouri St. 93.6
Eastern Illinois 93.0
Tennessee St. 92.5
UT Martin 92.2
SIU Edwardsville 90.0
Tennessee Tech 89.6
Pac-12 PiRate Rating
Oregon 109.4
Arizona 108.4
Arizona St. 108.1
Washington 107.6
UCLA 106.4
Colorado 105.8
Oregon St. 105.6
USC 105.6
Stanford 102.4
Utah 102.3
Washington St. 99.1
California 96.9
Patriot PiRate Rating
Bucknell 101.5
Lehigh 100.8
Holy Cross 100.7
Colgate 99.4
American 98.4
Boston University 97.2
Army 94.8
Loyola MD 93.2
Lafayette 92.2
Navy 91.9
Southeastern PiRate Rating
Tennessee 115.6
Auburn 115.6
Kentucky 114.5
Mississippi St. 112.7
Florida 112.7
LSU 109.5
Mississippi 108.6
Alabama 107.6
Vanderbilt 107.4
Arkansas 107.3
Missouri 106.1
Georgia 105.4
Texas A&M 104.9
South Carolina 103.5
Southern PiRate Rating
Wofford 109.1
East Tennessee St. 105.5
UNC Greensboro 105.4
Furman 104.0
Samford 100.3
Mercer 99.2
The Citadel 98.2
Chattanooga 93.7
Western Carolina 90.7
VMI 90.1
Southland PiRate Rating
Abilene Christian 99.4
Stephen F. Austin 97.5
Lamar 97.1
Sam Houston St. 94.8
Houston Baptist 94.3
Nicholls St. 93.9
Texas A&M-CC 93.3
Central Arkansas 93.2
McNeese St. 92.5
New Orleans 92.2
Southeastern Louisiana 91.8
Incarnate Word 86.6
Northwestern St. 85.6
Southwestern Athletic PiRate Rating
Texas Southern 97.9
Grambling St. 93.9
Prairie View A&M 93.1
Arkansas Pine Bluff 90.1
Alabama St. 89.9
Southern 88.4
Jackson St. 88.1
Alcorn St. 86.4
Alabama A&M 84.3
Mississippi Valley St. 83.9
Summit PiRate Rating
South Dakota St. 105.9
Purdue Fort Wayne 100.1
Omaha 98.2
South Dakota 97.9
North Dakota St. 97.6
Western Illinois 94.6
North Dakota 93.4
Oral Roberts 92.8
Denver 92.7
Sun Belt PiRate Rating
Georgia St. 104.3
Texas St. 103.6
Georgia Southern 103.1
Louisiana 100.5
Louisiana Monroe 100.4
Coastal Carolina 100.0
Troy 98.4
Appalachian St. 98.1
South Alabama 97.1
Little Rock 95.5
Arkansas St. 94.9
UT Arlington 94.8
West Coast PiRate Rating
Gonzaga 119.3
Saint Mary’s 109.4
San Francisco 109.0
BYU 105.9
San Diego 104.7
Loyola Marymount 101.8
Pacific 99.0
Pepperdine 98.0
Santa Clara 97.5
Portland 92.1
Western Athletic PiRate Rating
New Mexico St. 105.9
Grand Canyon 103.6
Utah Valley 102.2
Seattle 100.6
Cal St. Bakersfield 98.4
California Baptist 97.7
UMKC 95.0
UT Rio Grande Valley 94.7
Chicago St. 82.0

 

Coming Monday or Tuesday: Our first look this season at our incredibly accurate Bracketology Gurus.  This group’s composite has picked 135 out of 136 teams in the NCAA Tournament in their two years of existence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 10, 2018

The PiRates Are Hard At Work For Football Season

Hello Mates.

This is the head PiRate telling you that we have set sail and are on our way out to the green sea, otherwise known as the Football Field.

We have already begun to update our college football ratings for the 2018 season.  We have a unique way of updating our ratings from the end of the previous season to the beginning of the new season.  We have point values assigned to every starting and backup position on offense and defense plus an overall rating for the components of special teams.

For instance, as it should be obvious, the Quarterback is the most important position in college football.  So, we take special care in determining how many points better or worse each of the 130 teams is in week one compared to their final game of the year before by adding or subtracting points based on the QB.  We look at certain analytics data, just like baseball teams look at advanced statistics.  We actually have our own version of WAR for college football.  Instead of Batting, Fielding, and Pitching WAR, we have offense, defense, and special teams WAR, only instead of putting the final numbers into wins above average, we use points per game above average.  In the PiRate Ratings, a rating of 100.0 is average.  If a quarterback is worth 6.3 points better than an average QB, then before we look at the reserves, a team that is totally average at every other position would begin the season at 106.3 for this particular piece of the ratings’ puzzle.  If a quarterback has been determined to be 3.8 points below average, it would reduce the average team from 100.0 to 96.2.

On offense, the receiving corps is the next most important part of the equation, while the offensive line and running back corps are equal in importance as the last two parts.

Defensively, we look at all three units as they play against the run and the pass.  Stopping the pass is more important these days than stopping the run.  Interceptions, Passes Broken Up, Sacks, and Hurries are all parts of the Pass defense stats we look at.  We also have special ratings for nose guards that have the responsibility of taking up space and keeping blockers away from the linebackers, as these heroes of the trenches rarely show up in box scores, until one of the behemoths gets injured, and his replacement prevents the star will linebacker from making his usual 14 tackles with 2 for loss.

We have an intangible part of this equation as well.  Say a team has a change in coaches.  The old coach was a spread option or flexbone disciple, while the new coach is an air raid disciple.  It’s going to take 2-4 years to fully implement the changes, as that five foot nine inch triple option QB is not going to work as a dropback passer.

Another example in an intangible is the team that had 9 key injuries the year before, and 8 of the 9 return at 100% after missing parts or all of the year before.

In 2018, there will be a case where a potential all-star junior quarterback will transfer from one Power 5 school to another and be immediately eligible.  This will have major effects on his new team, much more than if he were the top incoming freshman in the nation.  This QB has already proven himself in a power conference, while the top incoming freshman only proved himself in Georgia high school action.  There is a difference as deep as the Grand Canyon in comparing the two, even though the incoming freshman might eventually become the next John Elway.  The seasoned starter showed what he could do when he passed for close to 350 yards against Auburn, while the freshman threw for 220 yards against Troup County High School.

This is just one piece of a 5-prong process.  We rate each team against every other team using 5 different processes.  Once we are done, we use three different algorithms to come up with a PiRate, Mean, and Bias rating for each of the 130 teams.  The PiRate and Bias differ by very little, so they will frequently be highly correlated, while the Mean rating is somewhat different than the other two, because it takes the equally-weighted average of the five ratings, while the other two apply heavier weights to some of the five components.  Because they share the exact same weighting of the prong we showed you above, these two tend to stay correlated.

We know we have a lot of advanced mathematicians reading our blog, and we are grateful for your patronage.  We try to make this more analytically dominated than you might get from other sports rating sites and even break down the fourth wall from time to time to show you what we do.

If you are not a math fan and just love football, then fear not.  We still hope to have computer ratings that are as accurate as possible, and we still will make fools of ourselves weekly to issue free picks that you can then take and gift to Las Vegas if you are foolish enough to not realize that these picks are worth exactly what you pay for them.

We have 10 weeks to go.  With a lot of late night work, we hope to have the ratings ready for you in 9 weeks max.

Thanks,

The Captain

December 7, 2015

College Football Preview–December 12, 2015

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There is just one regular season FBS game remaining, and it’s the Army-Navy game this week to be played at Franklin Financial Field in Philadelphia.

 

Because our ratings rely on the results of all teams, we cannot post our bowl predictions until this game is finished. Our spreads of all 40 bowl games/playoff games will be posted after this game concludes.

This Week’s Game
         
Opponent Opponent PiRate Mean Bias
Saturday, December 12
Army Navy -27.8 -24.3 -27.6
Game to be played in Philadelphia

PiRate Ratings For This Week

PiRate Retrodictive
# Team
1 Alabama
2 Clemson
3 Oklahoma
4 Ohio St.
5 Michigan St.
6 Stanford
7 Notre Dame
8 Iowa
9 Florida St.
10 TCU
11 Ole Miss
12 North Carolina
13 Houston
14 Oklahoma St.
15 LSU
16 Oregon
17 Baylor
18 Florida
19 Northwestern
20 Michigan
21 Utah
22 USC
23 Tennessee
24 Wisconsin
25 Georgia
26 Navy
27 Memphis
28 Arkansas
29 Western Kentucky
30 Bowling Green
31 Mississippi St.
32 UCLA
33 Toledo
34 Temple
35 Texas A&M
36 BYU
37 California
38 Pittsburgh
39 West Virginia
40 Miami (Fla.)
41 Washington
42 South Florida
43 Washington St.
44 Appalachian St.
45 San Diego St.
46 Texas Tech
47 Louisville
48 Penn St.
49 North Carolina St.
50 Auburn
51 Arizona St.
52 Western Michigan
53 Boise St.
54 Virginia Tech
55 Cincinnati
56 Arkansas St.
57 Nebraska
58 Kansas St.
59 Southern Miss.
60 Indiana
61 Georgia Southern
62 Marshall
63 Duke
64 Texas
65 Northern Illinois
66 Air Force
67 Minnesota
68 Louisiana Tech
69 Illinois
70 Arizona
71 Central Michigan
72 Ohio
73 Georgia Tech
74 Utah St.
75 Connecticut
76 Missouri
77 East Carolina
78 Middle Tennessee
79 Virginia
80 Iowa St.
81 South Carolina
82 Vanderbilt
83 Akron
84 Tulsa
85 Maryland
86 Colorado St.
87 Syracuse
88 Georgia St.
89 Kentucky
90 New Mexico
91 Colorado
92 San Jose St.
93 Rutgers
94 Boston College
95 Wake Forest
96 Nevada
97 Buffalo
98 Oregon St.
99 Purdue
100 South Alabama
101 Troy
102 Florida Int’l.
103 Ball St.
104 Florida Atlantic
105 Rice
106 SMU
107 Idaho
108 Old Dominion
109 Massachusetts
110 UNLV
111 UTEP
112 Louisiana-Lafayette
113 Fresno St.
114 Tulane
115 Kent St.
116 Miami (O)
117 Texas St.
118 UTSA
119 Kansas
120 New Mexico St.
121 Hawaii
122 Wyoming
123 Louisiana-Monroe
124 Army
125 North Texas
126 Charlotte
127 Eastern Michigan
128 Central Florida

 

PiRate Ratings
# Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
1 Alabama 131.5 129.1 131.4 130.7
2 Oklahoma 130.2 126.5 130.9 129.2
3 Ohio St. 129.0 124.6 129.8 127.8
4 Stanford 124.5 121.7 124.9 123.7
5 Ole Miss 124.7 120.2 123.9 122.9
6 Clemson 121.8 122.6 122.0 122.1
7 Baylor 122.9 118.8 122.7 121.5
8 North Carolina 121.1 121.4 120.7 121.1
9 TCU 123.1 115.6 124.0 120.9
10 Notre Dame 121.2 118.9 120.9 120.3
11 Arkansas 121.3 116.4 120.8 119.5
12 Michigan St. 119.7 117.2 119.7 118.9
13 Tennessee 120.1 116.2 120.2 118.8
14 LSU 119.8 116.4 119.4 118.5
15 UCLA 120.5 114.8 118.9 118.1
16 USC 119.7 115.0 118.7 117.8
17 Florida St. 117.2 118.4 117.1 117.6
18 Oregon 118.6 113.3 118.8 116.9
19 Utah 118.1 112.3 116.3 115.6
20 Mississippi St. 116.5 113.1 116.5 115.4
21 Washington 115.9 112.6 115.8 114.8
22 Michigan 115.8 113.0 115.3 114.7
23 Texas A&M 116.4 112.9 114.4 114.6
24 Georgia 116.1 111.2 115.4 114.2
25 Oklahoma St. 115.1 111.9 114.7 113.9
26 Florida 114.5 111.4 114.4 113.4
27 California 115.0 109.7 114.1 112.9
28 West Virginia 114.9 109.2 114.3 112.8
29 Arizona St. 114.4 109.5 114.0 112.6
30 Iowa 111.7 113.3 112.5 112.5
31 Houston 109.8 115.2 112.0 112.3
32 Auburn 113.6 110.4 112.3 112.1
33 Wisconsin 111.6 111.2 110.8 111.2
34 Bowling Green 108.5 113.3 111.6 111.1
35 Virginia Tech 110.7 110.4 110.8 110.6
36 Western Kentucky 109.5 110.4 111.2 110.4
37 North Carolina St. 109.4 110.4 107.9 109.2
38 BYU 108.1 108.3 109.3 108.6
39 Louisville 108.0 109.5 107.9 108.5
40 Temple 106.9 109.9 108.4 108.4
41 Memphis 107.7 108.8 108.0 108.2
42 Pittsburgh 107.5 108.1 107.8 107.8
43 Nebraska 108.5 106.9 107.8 107.7
44 Georgia Tech 109.1 106.5 107.5 107.7
45 Washington St. 108.5 105.1 109.3 107.6
46 Navy 105.9 109.9 107.0 107.6
47 San Diego St. 105.7 109.8 106.9 107.5
48 Miami 106.1 106.7 107.2 106.7
49 Northwestern 106.4 106.6 106.6 106.5
50 Boise St. 107.3 105.1 107.2 106.5
51 Texas 107.5 103.4 107.3 106.1
52 South Carolina 107.3 104.2 106.3 105.9
53 Arizona 107.9 102.4 106.8 105.7
54 Texas Tech 108.1 100.4 108.3 105.6
55 Missouri 106.9 103.4 105.6 105.3
56 Toledo 103.7 105.0 104.9 104.5
57 South Florida 102.1 107.8 103.4 104.4
58 Minnesota 105.1 103.6 104.2 104.3
59 Western Michigan 102.6 103.8 104.0 103.5
60 Penn St. 103.8 103.3 103.0 103.4
61 Colorado 105.3 100.5 103.7 103.2
62 Kansas St. 106.0 97.5 105.7 103.1
63 Cincinnati 102.0 103.9 103.3 103.1
64 Duke 103.0 103.0 102.8 102.9
65 Illinois 104.1 101.9 102.8 102.9
66 Virginia 102.7 101.8 103.1 102.5
67 Indiana 101.0 101.3 101.3 101.2
68 Boston College 100.3 102.6 98.8 100.6
69 Kentucky 101.8 98.4 100.1 100.1
70 Air Force 98.7 102.1 99.1 100.0
71 Southern Mississippi 98.8 100.9 99.6 99.8
72 Iowa St. 100.4 96.3 100.1 98.9
73 Georgia Southern 97.2 100.0 99.1 98.8
74 Louisiana Tech 98.3 98.6 99.1 98.7
75 Vanderbilt 100.2 96.0 99.4 98.5
76 Marshall 97.9 98.5 97.6 98.0
77 Appalachian St. 96.4 99.5 97.9 97.9
78 Northern Illinois 96.0 99.8 96.9 97.6
79 Wake Forest 96.5 99.3 96.1 97.3
80 Utah St. 97.6 97.8 96.0 97.1
81 Arkansas St. 95.2 97.0 97.5 96.6
82 Middle Tennessee 96.6 96.2 96.7 96.5
83 East Carolina 94.7 98.5 95.6 96.3
84 Syracuse 95.1 97.9 95.0 96.0
85 Purdue 95.1 94.1 93.4 94.2
86 Maryland 94.5 93.4 94.4 94.1
87 Connecticut 91.0 95.5 92.3 92.9
88 San Jose St. 92.2 94.2 92.2 92.9
89 Colorado St. 92.8 93.3 92.3 92.8
90 New Mexico 92.3 93.4 91.8 92.5
91 Central Michigan 90.3 94.2 91.7 92.1
92 Rutgers 93.5 90.8 91.2 91.8
93 Tulsa 89.8 93.9 90.9 91.5
94 Nevada 89.7 93.6 90.0 91.1
95 Ohio 88.8 93.2 90.9 91.0
96 Akron 86.1 92.9 88.4 89.1
97 Georgia St. 86.2 87.9 87.6 87.2
98 Oregon St. 88.7 85.3 86.6 86.9
99 Florida Atlantic 84.1 87.5 84.9 85.5
100 Troy 84.2 85.5 84.8 84.8
101 Florida International 83.8 86.2 83.9 84.6
102 SMU 83.3 86.9 82.9 84.4
103 Massachusetts 82.6 86.1 83.4 84.0
104 Buffalo 81.1 86.3 81.7 83.0
105 Tulane 82.2 84.7 80.9 82.6
106 UNLV 81.9 83.6 81.9 82.5
107 Fresno St. 81.5 84.2 79.7 81.8
108 Army 78.1 85.6 79.4 81.0
109 Wyoming 80.0 81.6 79.2 80.3
110 Rice 78.6 81.4 78.4 79.5
111 Ball St. 78.7 80.7 78.9 79.4
112 UTEP 78.4 81.0 78.2 79.2
113 Old Dominion 76.7 80.6 76.4 77.9
114 Kent St. 77.1 79.0 77.4 77.8
115 Hawaii 77.9 79.0 76.3 77.7
116 UT-San Antonio 76.8 79.2 77.1 77.7
117 Miami (O) 75.4 80.3 76.3 77.3
118 UL-Lafayette 76.6 79.1 76.3 77.3
119 South Alabama 75.0 79.8 75.9 76.9
120 Idaho 74.1 79.1 75.5 76.2
121 Central Florida 74.9 77.8 74.6 75.8
122 Texas St. 73.2 75.6 72.8 73.9
123 Eastern Michigan 71.5 77.6 71.7 73.6
124 North Texas 72.4 75.8 72.2 73.5
125 New Mexico St. 72.6 73.8 72.0 72.8
126 Kansas 75.5 68.7 72.9 72.4
127 UL-Monroe 71.4 71.4 71.7 71.5
128 Charlotte 67.5 69.1 67.0 67.9

 

PiRate Ratings By Conference
# League PiRate Mean Bias Average
1 SEC 115.1 111.4 114.3 113.6
2 Pac-12 113.1 108.5 112.3 111.3
3 Big 12 110.4 104.8 110.1 108.4
4 ACC 107.8 108.5 107.5 107.9
5 Big Ten 107.1 105.8 106.6 106.5
6 Indep. 102.5 104.3 103.2 103.3
7 AAC 95.9 99.4 96.6 97.3
8 MWC 91.5 93.1 91.1 91.9
9 MAC 87.9 91.7 89.1 89.5
10 CUSA 86.1 88.1 86.3 86.8
11 SBC 82.0 84.4 82.8 83.1

 

Bowl Pairings

Bowl Conferences Team vs. Team
Cure AAC SBC San Jose St. * vs. Georgia St.
New Mexico MWC CUSA New Mexico vs. Arizona *
Las Vegas Pac-12 MWC/BYU Utah vs. BYU
Camellia MAC SBC Ohio vs. Appalachian St.
New Orleans CUSA SBC Louisiana Tech vs. Arkansas St.
Miami Beach AAC CUSA South Florida vs. Western Kentucky
Idaho Potato MAC MWC Akron vs. Utah St.
Boca Raton AAC MAC Temple vs. Toledo
Poinsettia MWC Army Boise St. vs. Northern Illinois
GoDaddy MAC SBC Bowling Green vs. Georgia Southern
Bahamas CUSA MAC Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan
Hawaii AAC MWC/BYU Cincinnati vs. San Diego St.
St. Petersburg AAC CUSA Connecticut vs. Marshall
Sun ACC Pac-12 Miami vs. Washington St.
Heart of Dallas Big 12 CUSA Washington * vs. Southern Miss.
Pinstripe ACC Big Ten Duke vs. Indiana
Independence SEC ACC Tulsa * vs. Virginia Tech
Foster Farms Big Ten Pac-12 Nebraska vs. UCLA
Military ACC AAC Pittsburgh vs. Navy
Quick Lane ACC Big Ten Central Michigan * vs. Minnesota
Armed Forces Big Ten MWC California * vs. Air Force
Russell Athletic ACC Big 12 North Carolina vs. Baylor
Arizona CUSA MWC Colorado St. * vs. Nevada
Texas Big 12 SEC Texas Tech vs. LSU
Birmingham AAC SEC Memphis vs. Auburn
Belk ACC SEC North Carolina St. vs. Mississippi St.
Music City ACC/Big Ten SEC Louisville vs. Texas A&M
Peach N. Y. 6 N. Y. 6 Florida St. vs. Houston
Cotton Playoff Playoff Alabama vs. Michigan St.
Orange Playoff Playoff Clemson vs. Oklahoma
Holiday Big Ten Pac-12 Wisconsin vs. USC
Ouback Big Ten SEC Northwestern vs. Tennessee
Citrus Big Ten SEC Michigan vs. Florida
Sugar Big 12 SEC Oklahoma St. vs. Ole Miss
Rose Big Ten Pac-12 Iowa vs. Stanford
Fiesta N. Y. 6 N. Y. 6 Ohio St. vs. Notre Dame
TaxSlayer ACC/Big Ten SEC Penn St. vs. Georgia
Liberty Big 12 SEC Kansas St. vs. Arkansas
Alamo Big 12 Pac-12 TCU vs. Oregon
Cactus Big 12 Pac-12 West Virginia vs. Arizona St.
Nat’l Champ. Semifinal Winners Michigan St. vs. Oklahoma
           
* = At-large selection due to contracted conference not having an eligible team for this slot

 

FCS Playoffs

2nd Round    
Jacksonville St. 41 ot
Chattanooga 35  
     
Charleston Sou. 14  
Citadel 6  
     
Colgate 44  
James Madison 38  
     
Sam Houston 34  
McNeese St. 29  
     
North Dakota St. 37  
Montana 6  
     
Northern Iowa 29  
Portland St. 17  
     
Richmond 48  
William & Mary 13  
     
Illinois St. 36  
Western Illinois 19  

 

Quarterfinal Round Games

Quarterfinals D. 11-13 All times ET
@ Illinois St. 10-2 D.11 7:30 PM
Richmond 9-3 ESPN3
     
@ Sam Houston 10-3 D.12 8PM
Colgate 9-4  No TV
     
@ Jacksonville St. 11-1 D.11 8 PM
Charleston Southern 10-2 ESPN2
     
@ North Dakota St. 10-2 D.13 12 AM
Northern Iowa 9-4 ESPN

 

 

September 28, 2015

College Football Preview: October 1-3, 2015

Bowl Me Over
As Autumn leaves begin to turn orange and red, it’s time for the PiRate Ratings to get into the playoff and bowl talk. Unlike most sites where experts give out bowl projections, we try to look forward to the remaining schedules and place teams according to their recent form holding true the rest of the year.

For example, over the weekend, both Ohio State and Michigan State for the second consecutive week appeared not to be as strong as they were supposed to be. Meanwhile, Michigan looked like the Wolverines of the Bo Schembechler 1970’s. Thus, for this opening week, we are picking the Maize and Blue to run the table, knocking off both the Spartans and Buckeyes (both home games) to win the Big Ten title. With their lone loss coming at Utah, a team that looks strong enough to challenge UCLA and Stanford for the Pac-12 title, we have Jim Harbaugh’s team selected to occupy a playoff spot in our first edition; notice that this differs from the PiRate Rating playoff ratings, which simply takes the top four PiRate Rating teams and apply it to the Playoff rules.

For those readers that need a refresher course on the 2015-16 College Football Playoff format, there are four teams in the playoff. The four teams are seeded one through four, with the top seed earning a bid to either the Cotton or Orange Bowl, whichever is more advantageous to that team. The number one seed plays the number four seed, while the number two seed plays the number three seed in the Cotton or Orange Bowl. The winners of the Cotton and Orange Bowl advance to the National Championship Game, which will be played in Glendale, Arizona, on January 11.
The two playoff games plus four other top-tier bowls comprise what is called “The New Year’s Six” bowls. These four other bowls not in the playoffs include the Peach, Sugar, Fiesta, and Rose Bowls. Among the eight teams playing in these four bowls, a guarantee has been made that at least one team not from one of the Power conferences will receive an invitation. The Power conferences are the Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC. The non power conferences, known as “The Group of 5,” are the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, and Sun Belt Conference.

After the New Year’s Six Bowls are filled, the remaining 33 bowls select teams based on contractual agreements with conferences. There was supposed to be one additional bowl this year, in Tucson, Arizona, but lack of a title sponsor and other issues forced this bowl to try again next year.

With 39 total bowls plus the National Championship Game, 78 teams will play in the postseason. As of this writing, our crystal ball shows that exactly 78 teams will be bowl eligible this year. Our bowl projections follow our PiRate Ratings Spreads for this week’s games.

Exciting Games This Week
October usually means more conference games and less FBS versus FCS games (just two of those this week). Early October presents so many games of interest, because so many teams finish September looking like contenders. By the middle of this month, only a quarter of those teams in contention for conference championships this now will still be in contention. Thus, you get a high number of meaningful and/or interesting contests. Here are the games we like best this week.

Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech–Noon EDT on ESPN3: The ACC Coastal Division race is wide open with six of the seven teams closely matched. Pittsburgh had a bye week to prepare for their trip to Lane Stadium, while Virginia Tech took it on the chin at East Carolina last week. Rumors are running rampant that Hokies’ coach Frank Beamer is now firmly on a hot seat, and calling the ECU loss just an “exhibition game” did not sit well with the fans.

South Carolina at Missouri–Noon EDT on WatchESPN: This could be a bowl elimination game. South Carolina is already 0-2 in the SEC and out of the East Division race. Missouri lost at Kentucky last week, and a home loss to the Gamecocks could send the Tigers crashing to seven or eight losses.

Iowa at Wisconsin–Noon EDT on ESPN: The Big Ten conference races begin this week, and the West Division is wide open. Wisconsin appears to be a little weaker than last season, while Iowa is off to a brilliant 4-0 start, but against a mostly untested slate of opponents. A road win would validate the Hawkeyes, while Badger win would simply give UW a one-game lead in the standings with both teams still in the race.

Minnesota at Northwestern–Noon EDT on Big Ten Network: We could say the same thing about every Big Ten game in week one of conference play. Northwestern struggled in a narrow win over Ball State last week, while Minnesota was very lucky to escape with a home win over Ohio. NU owns a win over Stanford and a road win against Duke, so the Wildcats have a resume good enough to stay in the playoff race if they can continue to win. The Gophers look like a team that could be getting ready to drown in the lake. UM can make a statement by pulling off the upset, while NU could move into the Top 15 with an impressive win.

West Virginia at Oklahoma–Noon EDT on FoxSports 1: Two 3-0 ranked teams square off in the conference opener for both. We are high on the Sooners so far, and an impressive double-digit win in this game may propel OU above TCU and Baylor in the minds of some on the Selection Committee. A WVU upset in Norman could send the Mountaineers to Baylor at 5-0 two weeks later.

Houston at Tulsa–Noon EDT on CBSSN: If the season ended today, Houston would not be the automatic New Year’s Six Bowl choice among the Group of Five conferences. However, the Cougars may have the best shot of running the table of the five or six teams in contention. The Cougars, under first year head coach and former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman, have won at Louisville, and a win in Tulsa Saturday would leave UH with three future road games against weak competition. All the other tough games are at home. Don’t count the Golden Hurrican out in this one; they had an extra week to prepare after giving Oklahoma fits two weeks ago.

Air Force at Navy–3:30 PM EDT on CBSSN: Not much needs to be said here; it’s a service academy rivalry, but a Midshipmen win would send Navy to South Bend next week at 4-0.

Alabama at Georgia–3:30 PM EDT on CBS: Alabama has not been an underdog since Tim Tebow was quarterbacking Florida. The Tide go to Athens this week as the underdog for the first time in 72 games! That 2009 underdog merely won that game by 19 points and then took the National Championship. This Alabama team does not have 28 future NFL draft picks like the 2009 National Champions. Georgia does not play Alabama in the regular season that often. The last time the Dogs beat the Tide was 2007, and UGA won the Sugar Bowl that year. The previous win before 2007 was in 2002, and UGA won the Sugar Bowl that year as well. If Georgia wins, Alabama then must win out to have any chance of making it to the SEC Championship Game. If Georgia wins, the Bulldogs can already start to smell an extra game down in Atlanta in early December.

Kansas State at Oklahoma State–4:00 PM EDT on FoxSports 1: The winner of this game stays undefeated and the dark horse team behind TCU, Baylor, and Oklahoma.

Ole Miss at Florida–7:00 PM EDT on ESPN: After winning at Alabama, Ole Miss came out flat last week in an unspectacular home win over Vanderbilt, while Florida pulled out a last second thriller win over rival Tennessee. The Gators figure to be the team coming out a bit flat, and if the Rebels revert to form, they could leave Gainesville Saturday night firmly entrenched as one of the top four teams if not number one. If the Gators can pull off another big win, they should go to Baton Rouge in two weeks still undefeated. This game has major playoff repercussions for both teams.

Arkansas at Tennessee–7:00 PM EDT on ESPN2: This is almost assuredly a bowl elimination game. We can see no way that the loser of this game will finish better than 5-7, and even the winner of this game still faces a tough road ahead in what must be called the Disappointment Classic. Additionally, the losing coach in this game may be in serious trouble when they end up below .500 this year.

Arizona State at UCLA–7:30 PM EDT on Fox: Generally, the Pac-12 winner has an experienced at talented junior or senior quarterback leading the team. UCLA has a true freshman, but Josh Rosen’s field smarts may be more similar to Andrew Luck than a true freshman. Throw in one of the best coaches in Jim Mora, Jr., and the Bruins are definitely one of three teams capable of playing in the Cotton or Orange Bowl. Arizona State will come into this game out for blood after suffering a humiliating home loss to USC.

Notre Dame at Clemson–8:00 PM EDT on ABC: The last time an undefeated and highly-ranked Clemson team hosted another undefeated and highly-ranked opponent on the ABC Saturday night prime-time game, the Tigers were sky high as the nation watched one of the greatest pre-game rituals. Clemson then laid a huge egg in a 51-14 loss to Florida State. Notre Dame’s four wins don’t look all that impressive now that both Texas and Georgia Tech have proven to be mediocre, while the Irish’s other two wins (Virginia and Massachusetts) were no Picassos. Any of the next four teams on ND’s schedule could end their Playoff hopes for this season. If the Irish go 4-0 in October, they deserve to be one of the top four teams entering November.

Michigan at Maryland–8:00 PM EDT on Big Ten Network: This game interests us differently than the others here. Maryland is not interesting in and of themselves. After losing the opener at Utah, which now looks a lot better than it did in week one, Michigan has begun to look like the old power team of the decade between 1969 and 1978. The shutout of BYU was spectacular. But, can the Wolverines follow that up with a repeat on the road? If so, then the way the Big Two in the East are playing in the last two weeks, it would not surprise us if Jim Harbaugh can repeat what Bo Schembechler did in his first season in A2. November 22, 1969, was a dark day for fans from that state down south. What was considered the best Ohio State team ever, an unbeatable 8-0 team that destroyed everybody else on the schedule, fell to a heavily underdog Wolverine team.

This Week’s PiRate Ratings
Starting this week, we debut our new Retrodictive Ratings. These ratings are our version of a poll. We do not use them for comparing two teams with a power rating. This is simply a ranking of teams similar to the top 25 weekly poll. You will find our new Retrodictive Ranking at Ken Massey’s College Football Ranking Composite. Ken does a great job at this site, so we encourage you to support his efforts. http://masseyratings.com/cf/compare.htm
Here is our first Retrodictive Ranking.

PiRate Retrodictive
1 Ohio St.
2 Ole Miss
3 Baylor
4 TCU
5 LSU
6 UCLA
7 Notre Dame
8 Georgia
9 Utah
10 Oklahoma
11 Alabama
12 USC
13 Texas A&M
14 Michigan St.
15 California
16 Clemson
17 Michigan
18 Stanford
19 West Virginia
20 Florida St.
21 North Carolina St.
22 Wisconsin
23 Mississippi St.
24 Florida
25 Boise St.
26 Oklahoma St.
27 Miami
28 Texas Tech
29 Oregon
30 Temple
31 Georgia Tech
32 Tennessee
33 Penn St.
34 Northwestern
35 Kentucky
36 Iowa
37 Duke
38 Minnesota
39 Virginia Tech
40 Arizona
41 Missouri
42 Arizona St.
43 North Carolina
44 Illinois
45 Memphis
46 Pittsburgh
47 Kansas St.
48 South Carolina
49 BYU
50 Arkansas
51 Auburn
52 Louisville
53 Nebraska
54 Houston
55 Washington
56 Colorado
57 Cincinnati
58 Western Kentucky
59 Boston College
60 Toledo
61 Louisiana Tech
62 Navy
63 Texas
64 Virginia
65 Bowling Green
66 Middle Tennessee
67 Indiana
68 Vanderbilt
69 Appalachian St.
70 Syracuse
71 Purdue
72 Air Force
73 Western Michigan
74 Washington St.
75 Georgia Southern
76 Wake Forest
77 Northern Illinois
78 San Diego St.
79 Rutgers
80 Utah St.
81 Ohio
82 Marshall
83 East Carolina
84 Iowa St.
85 San Jose St.
86 Tulsa
87 Colorado St.
88 Nevada
89 Hawaii
90 Oregon St.
91 Maryland
92 Florida International
93 Central Florida
94 New Mexico
95 South Florida
96 Massachusetts
97 Arkansas St.
98 SMU
99 Rice
100 Tulane
101 Akron
102 Southern Mississippi
103 Ball St.
104 Central Michigan
105 Buffalo
106 Fresno St.
107 Kent St.
108 UL-Lafayette
109 Connecticut
110 Army
111 Florida Atlantic
112 Texas St.
113 UTEP
114 UL-Monroe
115 UNLV
116 UT-San Antonio
117 North Texas
118 South Alabama
119 Old Dominion
120 Wyoming
121 Miami (O)
122 Kansas
123 Troy
124 Eastern Michigan
125 Georgia St.
126 New Mexico St.
127 Idaho
128 Charlotte

This Week’s PiRate Ratings (The Regular Ones)

PiRate Ratings
# Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
1 Ohio St. 131.6 123.3 132.2 129.0
2 Ole Miss 128.6 122.0 126.8 125.8
3 Baylor 124.9 121.4 125.6 124.0
4 TCU 126.8 116.4 127.6 123.6
5 LSU 124.5 121.1 124.1 123.2
6 Alabama 123.9 122.0 123.1 123.0
7 USC 123.8 120.4 124.2 122.8
8 Notre Dame 123.5 119.7 124.0 122.4
9 UCLA 124.7 118.4 122.9 122.0
10 Utah 124.1 118.3 123.5 122.0
11 Georgia 124.5 116.8 123.8 121.7
12 Oklahoma 121.2 118.4 121.5 120.4
13 Texas A&M 120.3 118.2 119.2 119.2
14 Georgia Tech 119.9 116.8 119.3 118.7
15 Tennessee 119.9 115.6 119.5 118.3
16 Stanford 118.2 117.0 118.2 117.8
17 Michigan St. 118.3 114.2 118.1 116.9
18 California 117.8 113.0 118.2 116.3
19 Clemson 115.4 116.5 115.3 115.7
20 Oregon 118.0 110.2 117.2 115.1
21 Arkansas 117.5 111.4 116.5 115.1
22 Michigan 116.3 112.5 115.9 114.9
23 West Virginia 116.8 111.4 116.4 114.9
24 Florida St. 115.0 115.3 113.7 114.7
25 Auburn 115.4 112.9 114.3 114.2
26 North Carolina 113.4 113.4 113.0 113.3
27 Mississippi St. 114.4 110.3 114.5 113.1
28 Boise St. 114.6 109.2 114.3 112.7
29 Oklahoma St. 112.3 112.6 112.8 112.6
30 North Carolina St. 111.8 113.9 111.1 112.3
31 Wisconsin 111.5 112.4 110.7 111.5
32 Virginia Tech 112.2 109.6 112.4 111.4
33 Florida 112.2 108.9 111.8 111.0
34 Arizona St. 112.1 106.9 110.6 109.9
35 Arizona 112.8 105.6 110.6 109.7
36 Miami 109.0 109.9 109.5 109.5
37 Texas Tech 112.0 102.6 112.1 108.9
38 Louisville 107.9 110.4 108.1 108.8
39 Missouri 110.1 107.1 109.2 108.8
40 Temple 107.3 109.4 108.6 108.4
41 Nebraska 109.0 106.3 108.2 107.8
42 Minnesota 107.9 106.5 107.6 107.3
43 Penn St. 105.8 108.1 106.1 106.7
44 Texas 106.8 105.5 106.5 106.3
45 Duke 106.0 105.4 106.8 106.1
46 Kentucky 107.3 103.9 106.6 105.9
47 Iowa 104.5 107.7 105.4 105.9
48 Northwestern 105.7 106.5 105.4 105.9
49 South Carolina 107.5 104.0 106.0 105.8
50 BYU 105.9 103.8 107.0 105.6
51 Illinois 106.7 104.2 105.5 105.5
52 Memphis 104.9 104.8 106.3 105.3
53 Pittsburgh 103.7 105.8 104.9 104.8
54 Kansas St. 109.6 96.3 108.2 104.7
55 Colorado 106.0 101.7 105.3 104.3
56 Houston 100.3 108.3 103.0 103.9
57 Washington 104.0 102.0 104.5 103.5
58 Cincinnati 102.1 102.2 103.2 102.5
59 Western Kentucky 102.1 100.7 103.4 102.1
60 Boston College 100.8 105.5 99.1 101.8
61 Toledo 101.3 99.6 102.5 101.1
62 Louisiana Tech 101.1 98.3 102.0 100.5
63 Navy 98.1 101.3 98.5 99.3
64 Virginia 100.6 97.5 99.7 99.3
65 Bowling Green 97.0 101.1 98.8 99.0
66 Middle Tennessee 98.8 98.5 98.7 98.7
67 Vanderbilt 100.3 94.5 99.6 98.1
68 Appalachian St. 96.1 99.8 98.5 98.1
69 Syracuse 96.0 99.7 95.6 97.1
70 Purdue 97.4 97.0 95.7 96.7
71 Air Force 94.8 100.0 94.6 96.5
72 Indiana 95.6 97.6 95.4 96.2
73 Western Michigan 96.0 95.3 97.2 96.2
74 Washington St. 98.5 93.3 96.7 96.2
75 Georgia Southern 94.7 97.4 95.4 95.8
76 Wake Forest 94.7 98.8 93.7 95.7
77 Northern Illinois 94.6 97.4 95.0 95.7
78 San Diego St. 93.6 98.6 94.5 95.6
79 Rutgers 97.3 94.0 95.1 95.5
80 Utah St. 95.9 94.4 96.0 95.4
81 Ohio 93.2 97.6 95.0 95.3
82 Marshall 95.0 94.8 95.4 95.1
83 East Carolina 93.2 96.5 93.6 94.4
84 Iowa St. 95.7 92.4 94.6 94.2
85 San Jose St. 92.7 96.2 93.0 94.0
86 Tulsa 91.5 97.4 92.9 93.9
87 Colorado St. 94.7 92.6 93.1 93.5
88 Nevada 91.3 95.3 90.9 92.5
89 Hawaii 91.5 93.7 91.9 92.4
90 Oregon St. 93.0 91.4 92.1 92.2
91 Maryland 93.2 90.7 91.9 91.9
92 Florida International 89.5 91.9 91.3 90.9
93 Central Florida 89.2 92.7 90.6 90.8
94 New Mexico 90.7 91.6 90.1 90.8
95 South Florida 88.1 94.9 87.5 90.2
96 Massachusetts 87.4 90.8 89.0 89.1
97 Arkansas St. 88.9 88.4 89.6 89.0
98 SMU 87.6 91.4 87.7 88.9
99 Rice 86.6 91.0 87.2 88.3
100 Tulane 87.9 90.3 86.0 88.1
101 Akron 85.2 91.5 86.8 87.8
102 Southern Mississippi 87.8 88.3 87.2 87.8
103 Ball St. 86.0 89.1 87.2 87.4
104 Central Michigan 85.3 89.3 87.3 87.3
105 Buffalo 83.9 91.3 86.4 87.2
106 Fresno St. 85.6 91.7 83.9 87.1
107 Kent St. 83.5 86.2 84.4 84.7
108 UL-Lafayette 83.1 87.4 83.3 84.6
109 Connecticut 82.0 88.0 82.3 84.1
110 Army 79.2 90.1 80.9 83.4
111 Florida Atlantic 81.7 85.7 82.1 83.2
112 Texas St. 81.2 85.1 80.9 82.4
113 UTEP 81.5 84.3 81.3 82.4
114 UL-Monroe 83.1 79.9 82.8 81.9
115 UNLV 80.2 82.6 80.9 81.2
116 UT-San Antonio 78.3 81.3 79.5 79.7
117 North Texas 77.2 83.3 77.6 79.4
118 South Alabama 75.4 83.2 77.0 78.5
119 Old Dominion 76.6 83.0 75.4 78.3
120 Wyoming 77.9 79.7 76.1 77.9
121 Miami (O) 75.1 80.3 75.0 76.8
122 Kansas 79.1 72.8 77.1 76.3
123 Troy 75.3 75.0 77.0 75.8
124 Eastern Michigan 72.7 82.2 72.3 75.7
125 Georgia St. 75.7 74.4 75.4 75.2
126 New Mexico St. 73.6 74.7 73.5 73.9
127 Idaho 70.4 78.3 71.7 73.5
128 Charlotte 69.0 71.0 68.7 69.6

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
East Division            
Team Conference Overall PiRate Mean Bias Average
Temple 1-0 3-0 107.3 109.4 108.6 108.4
Cincinnati 0-2 2-2 102.1 102.2 103.2 102.5
East Carolina 0-1 2-2 93.2 96.5 93.6 94.4
Central Florida 0-0 0-4 89.2 92.7 90.6 90.8
South Florida 0-0 2-2 88.1 94.9 87.5 90.2
Connecticut 0-1 2-2 82.0 88.0 82.3 84.1
             
West Division            
Team Conference Overall PiRate Mean Bias Average
Memphis 1-0 4-0 104.9 104.8 106.3 105.3
Houston 0-0 3-0 100.3 108.3 103.0 103.9
Navy 2-0 3-0 98.1 101.3 98.5 99.3
Tulsa 0-0 2-1 91.5 97.4 92.9 93.9
SMU 0-0 1-3 87.6 91.4 87.7 88.9
Tulane 0-0 1-2 87.9 90.3 86.0 88.1
             
AAC Averages     94.4 98.1 95.0 95.8
             
Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division            
Team Conference Overall PiRate Mean Bias Average
Clemson 1-0 3-0 115.4 116.5 115.3 115.7
Florida St. 1-0 3-0 115.0 115.3 113.7 114.7
North Carolina St. 0-0 4-0 111.8 113.9 111.1 112.3
Louisville 0-1 1-3 107.9 110.4 108.1 108.8
Boston College 0-1 3-1 100.8 105.5 99.1 101.8
Syracuse 1-0 3-1 96.0 99.7 95.6 97.1
Wake Forest 0-1 2-2 94.7 98.8 93.7 95.7
             
Coastal Division            
Team Conference Overall PiRate Mean Bias Average
Georgia Tech 0-1 2-2 119.9 116.8 119.3 118.7
North Carolina 0-0 3-1 113.4 113.4 113.0 113.3
Virginia Tech 0-0 2-2 112.2 109.6 112.4 111.4
Miami 0-0 3-0 109.0 109.9 109.5 109.5
Duke 1-0 3-1 106.0 105.4 106.8 106.1
Pittsburgh 0-0 2-1 103.7 105.8 104.9 104.8
Virginia 0-0 1-3 100.6 97.5 99.7 99.3
             
ACC Averages     107.6 108.5 107.3 107.8
             
Big 12 Conference
Team  Conference Overall PiRate Mean Bias Average
Baylor 0-0 3-0 124.9 121.4 125.6 124.0
TCU 1-0 4-0 126.8 116.4 127.6 123.6
Oklahoma 0-0 3-0 121.2 118.4 121.5 120.4
West Virginia 0-0 3-0 116.8 111.4 116.4 114.9
Oklahoma St. 1-0 4-0 112.3 112.6 112.8 112.6
Texas Tech 0-1 3-1 112.0 102.6 112.1 108.9
Texas 0-1 1-3 106.8 105.5 106.5 106.3
Kansas St. 0-0 3-0 109.6 96.3 108.2 104.7
Iowa St. 0-0 1-2 95.7 92.4 94.6 94.2
Kansas 0-0 0-3 79.1 72.8 77.1 76.3
             
Big 12 Averages     110.5 105.0 110.2 108.6
             
Big Ten Conference
East Division            
Team Conference Overall PiRate Mean Bias Average
Ohio St. 0-0 4-0 131.6 123.3 132.2 129.0
Michigan St. 0-0 4-0 118.3 114.2 118.1 116.9
Michigan 0-0 3-1 116.3 112.5 115.9 114.9
Penn St. 1-0 3-1 105.8 108.1 106.1 106.7
Indiana 0-0 4-0 95.6 97.6 95.4 96.2
Rutgers 0-1 2-2 97.3 94.0 95.1 95.5
Maryland 0-0 2-2 93.2 90.7 91.9 91.9
             
West Division            
Team Conference Overall PiRate Mean Bias Average
Wisconsin 0-0 3-1 111.5 112.4 110.7 111.5
Nebraska 0-0 2-2 109.0 106.3 108.2 107.8
Minnesota 0-0 3-1 107.9 106.5 107.6 107.3
Northwestern 0-0 4-0 105.7 106.5 105.4 105.9
Iowa 0-0 4-0 104.5 107.7 105.4 105.9
Illinois 0-0 3-1 106.7 104.2 105.5 105.5
Purdue 0-0 1-3 97.4 97.0 95.7 96.7
             
Big Ten Averages     107.2 105.8 106.7 106.5
             
Conference USA
East Division            
Team Conference Overall PiRate Mean Bias Average
Western Kentucky 1-0 3-1 102.1 100.7 103.4 102.1
Middle Tennessee 1-0 2-2 98.8 98.5 98.7 98.7
Marshall 0-0 3-1 95.0 94.8 95.4 95.1
Florida International 0-1 2-2 89.5 91.9 91.3 90.9
Florida Atlantic 1-0 1-3 81.7 85.7 82.1 83.2
Old Dominion 0-0 2-2 76.6 83.0 75.4 78.3
Charlotte 0-2 2-2 69.0 71.0 68.7 69.6
             
West Division            
Team Conference Overall PiRate Mean Bias Average
Louisiana Tech 1-1 2-2 101.1 98.3 102.0 100.5
Rice 1-0 2-2 86.6 91.0 87.2 88.3
Southern Mississippi 0-0 2-2 87.8 88.3 87.2 87.8
UTEP 0-0 2-2 81.5 84.3 81.3 82.4
UT-San Antonio 0-0 0-4 78.3 81.3 79.5 79.7
North Texas 0-1 0-3 77.2 83.3 77.6 79.4
             
CUSA Averages     86.6 88.6 86.9 87.4
             
FBS Independents
Team   Overall PiRate Mean Bias Average
Notre Dame   4-0 123.5 119.7 124.0 122.4
BYU   2-2 105.9 103.8 107.0 105.6
Army   1-3 79.2 90.1 80.9 83.4
             
Independents Averages     102.9 104.5 104.0 103.8
             
Mid-American Conference
East Division            
Team Conference Overall PiRate Mean Bias Average
Bowling Green 0-0 2-2 97.0 101.1 98.8 99.0
Ohio 0-0 3-1 93.2 97.6 95.0 95.3
Massachusetts 0-0 0-3 87.4 90.8 89.0 89.1
Akron 0-0 2-2 85.2 91.5 86.8 87.8
Buffalo 0-0 2-2 83.9 91.3 86.4 87.2
Kent St. 0-0 1-3 83.5 86.2 84.4 84.7
Miami (O) 0-0 <