The Pi-Rate Ratings

March 1, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Monday, March 1, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
St. BonaventureDayton7.7
Saint LouisMassachusetts8.0
RichmondSaint Joseph’s14.5
VirginiaMiami (Fla.)14.4
SyracuseNorth Carolina-1.0
Oklahoma St.Oklahoma2.1
RadfordHampton8.8
WinthropHigh Point14.1
CampbellGardner-Webb-1.5
UNC AshevilleLongwood3.6
NebraskaRutgers-6.5
Western KentuckyFlorida Intl.17.3
MaristQuinnipiac2.8
Colorado St.Air Force20.7
Arizona St.Washington St.2.7
OregonArizona1.9
Central ArkansasStephen F. Austin-10.1
LamarTexas A&M-CC5.1
Incarnate WordNew Orleans-0.4
Arkansas-Pine BluffJackson St.-7.3
Mississippi Valley St.Grambling-18.8
Alabama A&MTexas Southern-6.4
Alabama St.Prairie View A&M-10.9

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

Rk.TeamRatings
1Gonzaga127.5
2Michigan122.9
3Baylor121.6
4Iowa120.7
5Houston119.6
6Illinois119.4
7Alabama118.2
8Ohio St.117.2
9Florida St.116.5
10Arkansas116.1
11Creighton115.7
12West Virginia115.4
13Villanova115.3
14Purdue115.2
15Wisconsin115.1
16Kansas115.1
17Loyola Chicago115.0
18Colorado114.9
19USC114.5
20San Diego St.114.5
21BYU114.4
22Texas114.1
23Tennessee114.0
24Texas Tech113.9
25Florida113.9
26Virginia113.8
27Rutgers113.7
28LSU113.5
29Maryland113.2
30North Carolina113.1
31Connecticut112.9
32Oklahoma St.112.7
33Oklahoma112.6
34Georgia Tech112.6
35Duke112.2
36St. Bonaventure112.1
37Indiana111.6
38Penn St.111.6
39Memphis111.6
40Utah St.111.3
41Arizona111.3
42Clemson111.3
43Oregon111.2
44Seton Hall111.1
45VCU111.0
46Missouri111.0
47Louisville110.9
48SMU110.9
49UCLA110.8
50Toledo110.7
51Saint Louis110.7
52Boise St.110.7
53Xavier110.7
54Kentucky110.7
55Virginia Tech110.7
56Richmond110.5
57Minnesota110.5
58Wright St.110.3
59Drake110.3
60Syracuse110.1
61Mississippi109.7
62Auburn109.6
63Michigan St.109.5
64Colorado St.109.3
65St. John’s109.1
66Buffalo109.0
67Notre Dame108.9
68Stanford108.8
69Mississippi St.108.7
70North Texas108.7
71Northwestern108.6
72Providence108.5
73N.C. State108.5
74Marshall108.4
75Wichita St.108.2
76Davidson108.2
77Louisiana Tech107.9
78Marquette107.8
79UC Santa Barbara107.7
80Pittsburgh107.3
81Saint Mary’s107.3
82Utah107.1
83Western Kentucky107.0
84Belmont106.9
85Georgia106.9
86Kent St.106.8
87South Carolina106.6
88Colgate106.6
89Georgetown106.6
90Missouri St.106.5
91Liberty106.5
92Dayton106.4
93Rhode Island106.3
94Furman106.2
95Arizona St.105.9
96UCF105.9
97Nevada105.7
98Vanderbilt105.7
99Cincinnati105.6
100Abilene Christian105.6
101Ohio105.4
102San Francisco105.3
103Akron105.3
104Winthrop105.3
105Oregon St.105.3
106Washington St.105.2
107Loyola Marymount105.2
108Nebraska105.2
109UC Riverside105.0
110UNC Greensboro104.9
111Bowling Green104.8
112Butler104.7
113UC Irvine104.7
114Massachusetts104.7
115Eastern Washington104.7
116South Dakota St.104.6
117Tulsa104.5
118UAB104.3
119Pepperdine104.2
120Indiana St.104.1
121Duquesne103.9
122Vermont103.9
123Pacific103.8
124TCU103.6
125Boston College103.6
126George Mason103.5
127Wofford103.3
128Weber St.103.2
129DePaul103.2
130Texas A&M103.0
131Temple103.0
132East Tennessee St.102.7
133Grand Canyon102.4
134Bradley102.3
135Morehead St.102.3
136East Carolina102.2
137UTEP101.8
138Tulane101.7
139Detroit101.6
140Navy101.6
141Cal St. Bakersfield101.6
142Mercer101.4
143Georgia St.101.4
144Miami FL101.4
145North Dakota St.101.3
146Miami OH101.2
147Ball St.101.2
148VMI101.2
149South Florida101.2
150Santa Clara101.1
151Cleveland St.101.1
152Chattanooga101.0
153UMBC100.7
154Drexel100.7
155Wake Forest100.7
156Iowa St.100.7
157Murray St.100.6
158Northern Iowa100.6
159Jacksonville St.100.6
160Stephen F. Austin100.5
161Old Dominion100.4
162Oral Roberts100.4
163UTSA100.3
164Northeastern100.3
165Eastern Kentucky100.3
166California100.3
167Siena100.3
168UNLV100.2
169Southern Utah100.1
170James Madison100.1
171Gardner Webb100.0
172New Mexico St.100.0
173Hofstra99.9
174Texas St.99.8
175Coastal Carolina99.8
176Sam Houston St.99.8
177Bellarmine99.7
178Washington99.7
179South Dakota99.6
180Kansas St.99.3
181Bryant99.0
182Northern Kentucky98.7
183Valparaiso98.7
184La Salle98.6
185Wyoming98.5
186Montana98.2
187Rice98.2
188Evansville98.1
189Monmouth98.1
190Illinois St.98.1
191Saint Joseph’s98.0
192Southern Illinois98.0
193Iona98.0
194San Diego98.0
195Florida Atlantic97.9
196Fresno St.97.9
197Hawaii97.9
198Nicholls St.97.8
199Army97.8
200Saint Peter’s97.7
201Louisiana97.6
202Oakland97.2
203Wagner97.2
204Hartford97.1
205Austin Peay97.1
206George Washington97.1
207South Alabama97.0
208Delaware96.9
209UMKC96.9
210UNC Asheville96.8
211Charleston96.7
212UNC Wilmington96.5
213Milwaukee96.5
214Campbell96.5
215Loyola MD96.5
216Radford96.5
217Lipscomb96.4
218Utah Valley96.3
219UMass Lowell96.2
220Montana St.96.2
221Youngstown St.96.2
222Stony Brook96.1
223UC Davis96.1
224Little Rock96.1
225Mount St. Mary’s96.0
226Appalachian St.96.0
227Albany96.0
228Charlotte95.9
229Norfolk St.95.9
230UT Rio Grande Valley95.8
231Niagara95.8
232Portland St.95.8
233Elon95.8
234Western Carolina95.7
235Prairie View A&M95.7
236Canisius95.6
237Green Bay95.5
238UT Arlington95.4
239American95.4
240UC San Diego95.4
241Longwood95.2
242Lafayette95.2
243The Citadel95.2
244Cal Baptist95.2
245Stetson95.1
246Texas Southern95.0
247Seattle94.9
248Morgan St.94.9
249Arkansas St.94.8
250Southern Miss94.7
251Northern Colorado94.7
252Eastern Michigan94.5
253Marist94.4
254Boston University94.4
255Sacramento St.94.2
256Samford94.2
257Cal St. Fullerton94.2
258IUPUI94.2
259New Hampshire94.0
260Western Michigan94.0
261Towson93.7
262Bucknell93.7
263Southeast Missouri St.93.6
264Quinnipiac93.6
265Georgia Southern93.4
266High Point93.2
267Illinois Chicago93.2
268LIU93.2
269Merrimack93.1
270Florida A&M93.1
271Central Michigan93.1
272Purdue Fort Wayne93.1
273Idaho St.93.0
274Long Beach St.92.9
275Cal St. Northridge92.9
276Fordham92.8
277Middle Tennessee92.8
278Jackson St.92.8
279Robert Morris92.8
280North Carolina A&T92.6
281Florida Gulf Coast92.5
282New Mexico92.5
283NJIT92.4
284Louisiana Monroe92.4
285North Dakota92.4
286North Florida92.3
287Manhattan92.3
288Fairleigh Dickinson92.0
289Southern91.9
290Jacksonville91.8
291St. Francis NY91.8
292William & Mary91.8
293Holy Cross91.8
294Tarleton St.91.7
295FIU91.7
296St. Francis PA91.6
297New Orleans91.6
298North Carolina Central91.5
299Troy91.5
300Eastern Illinois91.5
301Howard91.4
302Western Illinois91.4
303Sacred Heart91.4
304North Alabama91.3
305Coppin St.91.3
306Tennessee Tech91.1
307Rider91.0
308Grambling St.90.6
309Air Force90.6
310Northwestern St.90.6
311SIU Edwardsville90.5
312Binghamton90.5
313Nebraska Omaha90.4
314Lamar90.2
315USC Upstate90.2
316Tennessee St.90.2
317Presbyterian90.1
318Fairfield89.9
319Hampton89.7
320San Jose St.89.5
321Northern Illinois89.5
322Incarnate Word89.2
323Lehigh89.2
324Southeastern Louisiana88.9
325McNeese St.88.7
326Northern Arizona88.7
327Portland88.6
328Central Arkansas88.4
329Dixie St.88.0
330Maine88.0
331Houston Baptist87.6
332Charleston Southern87.6
333Kennesaw St.87.3
334Cal Poly87.2
335Alcorn St.87.1
336Texas A&M Corpus Chris87.1
337Central Connecticut86.9
338Alabama A&M86.6
339Tennessee Martin86.3
340Denver86.0
341Arkansas Pine Bluff83.5
342Idaho83.0
343Alabama St.82.8
344South Carolina St.82.6
345Delaware St.81.6
346Chicago St.80.7
347Mississippi Valley St.69.8

PiRate Ratings By Conference

Atlantic 10
TeamRating
St. Bonaventure112.1
VCU111.0
Saint Louis110.7
Richmond110.5
Davidson108.2
Dayton106.4
Rhode Island106.3
Massachusetts104.7
Duquesne103.9
George Mason103.5
La Salle98.6
Saint Joseph’s98.0
George Washington97.1
Fordham92.8
American
TeamRating
Houston119.6
Memphis111.6
SMU110.9
Wichita St.108.2
UCF105.9
Cincinnati105.6
Tulsa104.5
Temple103.0
East Carolina102.2
Tulane101.7
South Florida101.2
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Florida St.116.5
Virginia113.8
North Carolina113.1
Georgia Tech112.6
Duke112.2
Clemson111.3
Louisville110.9
Virginia Tech110.7
Syracuse110.1
Notre Dame108.9
N.C. State108.5
Pittsburgh107.3
Boston College103.6
Miami FL101.4
Wake Forest100.7
America East
TeamRating
Vermont103.9
UMBC100.7
Hartford97.1
UMass Lowell96.2
Stony Brook96.1
Albany96.0
New Hampshire94.0
NJIT92.4
Binghamton90.5
Maine88.0
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty106.5
Bellarmine99.7
Lipscomb96.4
Stetson95.1
Florida Gulf Coast92.5
North Florida92.3
Jacksonville91.8
North Alabama91.3
Kennesaw St.87.3
Big 12
TeamRating
Baylor121.6
West Virginia115.4
Kansas115.1
Texas114.1
Texas Tech113.9
Oklahoma St.112.7
Oklahoma112.6
TCU103.6
Iowa St.100.7
Kansas St.99.3
Big East
TeamRating
Creighton115.7
Villanova115.3
Connecticut112.9
Seton Hall111.1
Xavier110.7
St. John’s109.1
Providence108.5
Marquette107.8
Georgetown106.6
Butler104.7
DePaul103.2
Big Sky
TeamRating
Eastern Washington104.7
Weber St.103.2
Southern Utah100.1
Montana98.2
Montana St.96.2
Portland St.95.8
Northern Colorado94.7
Sacramento St.94.2
Idaho St.93.0
Northern Arizona88.7
Idaho83.0
Big South
TeamRating
Winthrop105.3
Gardner Webb100.0
UNC Asheville96.8
Campbell96.5
Radford96.5
Longwood95.2
High Point93.2
USC Upstate90.2
Presbyterian90.1
Hampton89.7
Charleston Southern87.6
Big Ten
TeamRating
Michigan122.9
Iowa120.7
Illinois119.4
Ohio St.117.2
Purdue115.2
Wisconsin115.1
Rutgers113.7
Maryland113.2
Indiana111.6
Penn St.111.6
Minnesota110.5
Michigan St.109.5
Northwestern108.6
Nebraska105.2
Big West
TeamRating
UC Santa Barbara107.7
UC Riverside105.0
UC Irvine104.7
Cal St. Bakersfield101.6
Hawaii97.9
UC Davis96.1
UC San Diego95.4
Cal St. Fullerton94.2
Long Beach St.92.9
Cal St. Northridge92.9
Cal Poly87.2
Colonial
TeamRating
Drexel100.7
Northeastern100.3
James Madison100.1
Hofstra99.9
Delaware96.9
Charleston96.7
UNC Wilmington96.5
Elon95.8
Towson93.7
William & Mary91.8
Conference USA
TeamRating
North Texas108.7
Marshall108.4
Louisiana Tech107.9
Western Kentucky107.0
UAB104.3
UTEP101.8
Old Dominion100.4
UTSA100.3
Rice98.2
Florida Atlantic97.9
Charlotte95.9
Southern Miss94.7
Middle Tennessee92.8
FIU91.7
Horizon
TeamRating
Wright St.110.3
Detroit101.6
Cleveland St.101.1
Northern Kentucky98.7
Oakland97.2
Milwaukee96.5
Youngstown St.96.2
Green Bay95.5
IUPUI94.2
Illinois Chicago93.2
Purdue Fort Wayne93.1
Robert Morris92.8
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Siena100.3
Monmouth98.1
Iona98.0
Saint Peter’s97.7
Niagara95.8
Canisius95.6
Marist94.4
Quinnipiac93.6
Manhattan92.3
Rider91.0
Fairfield89.9
Mid-American
TeamRating
Toledo110.7
Buffalo109.0
Kent St.106.8
Ohio105.4
Akron105.3
Bowling Green104.8
Miami OH101.2
Ball St.101.2
Eastern Michigan94.5
Western Michigan94.0
Central Michigan93.1
Northern Illinois89.5
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Norfolk St.95.9
Morgan St.94.9
Florida A&M93.1
North Carolina A&T92.6
North Carolina Central91.5
Howard91.4
Coppin St.91.3
South Carolina St.82.6
Delaware St.81.6
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Loyola Chicago115.0
Drake110.3
Missouri St.106.5
Indiana St.104.1
Bradley102.3
Northern Iowa100.6
Valparaiso98.7
Evansville98.1
Illinois St.98.1
Southern Illinois98.0
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.114.5
Utah St.111.3
Boise St.110.7
Colorado St.109.3
Nevada105.7
UNLV100.2
Wyoming98.5
Fresno St.97.9
New Mexico92.5
Air Force90.6
San Jose St.89.5
Northeast
TeamRating
Bryant99.0
Wagner97.2
Mount St. Mary’s96.0
LIU93.2
Merrimack93.1
Fairleigh Dickinson92.0
St. Francis NY91.8
St. Francis PA91.6
Sacred Heart91.4
Central Connecticut86.9
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
Belmont106.9
Morehead St.102.3
Murray St.100.6
Jacksonville St.100.6
Eastern Kentucky100.3
Austin Peay97.1
Southeast Missouri St.93.6
Eastern Illinois91.5
Tennessee Tech91.1
SIU Edwardsville90.5
Tennessee St.90.2
Tennessee Martin86.3
Pac-12
TeamRating
Colorado114.9
USC114.5
Arizona111.3
Oregon111.2
UCLA110.8
Stanford108.8
Utah107.1
Arizona St.105.9
Oregon St.105.3
Washington St.105.2
California100.3
Washington99.7
Patriot
TeamRating
Colgate106.6
Navy101.6
Army97.8
Loyola MD96.5
American95.4
Lafayette95.2
Boston University94.4
Bucknell93.7
Holy Cross91.8
Lehigh89.2
Southeastern
TeamRating
Alabama118.2
Arkansas116.1
Tennessee114.0
Florida113.9
LSU113.5
Missouri111.0
Kentucky110.7
Mississippi109.7
Auburn109.6
Mississippi St.108.7
Georgia106.9
South Carolina106.6
Vanderbilt105.7
Texas A&M103.0
Southern
TeamRating
Furman106.2
UNC Greensboro104.9
Wofford103.3
East Tennessee St.102.7
Mercer101.4
VMI101.2
Chattanooga101.0
Western Carolina95.7
The Citadel95.2
Samford94.2
Southland
TeamRating
Abilene Christian105.6
Stephen F. Austin100.5
Sam Houston St.99.8
Nicholls St.97.8
New Orleans91.6
Northwestern St.90.6
Lamar90.2
Incarnate Word89.2
Southeastern Louisiana88.9
McNeese St.88.7
Central Arkansas88.4
Houston Baptist87.6
Texas A&M Corpus Chris87.1
Summit
TeamRating
South Dakota St.104.6
North Dakota St.101.3
Oral Roberts100.4
South Dakota99.6
UMKC96.9
North Dakota92.4
Western Illinois91.4
Nebraska Omaha90.4
Denver86.0
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Prairie View A&M95.7
Texas Southern95.0
Jackson St.92.8
Southern91.9
Grambling St.90.6
Alcorn St.87.1
Alabama A&M86.6
Arkansas Pine Bluff83.5
Alabama St.82.8
Mississippi Valley St.69.8
Sun Belt
TeamRating
Georgia St.101.4
Texas St.99.8
Coastal Carolina99.8
Louisiana97.6
South Alabama97.0
Little Rock96.1
Appalachian St.96.0
UT Arlington95.4
Arkansas St.94.8
Georgia Southern93.4
Louisiana Monroe92.4
Troy91.5
Western Athletic
TeamRating
Grand Canyon102.4
New Mexico St.100.0
Utah Valley96.3
UT Rio Grande Valley95.8
Cal Baptist95.2
Seattle94.9
Tarleton St.91.7
Dixie St.88.0
Chicago St.80.7
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga127.5
BYU114.4
Saint Mary’s107.3
San Francisco105.3
Loyola Marymount105.2
Pepperdine104.2
Pacific103.8
Santa Clara101.1
San Diego98.0
Portland88.6

PiRate Ratings Alphabetically

RkTeamRating
100Abilene Christian105.6
309Air Force90.6
103Akron105.3
7Alabama118.2
338Alabama A&M86.6
343Alabama St.82.8
227Albany96.0
335Alcorn St.87.1
239American95.4
226Appalachian St.96.0
41Arizona111.3
95Arizona St.105.9
10Arkansas116.1
341Arkansas Pine Bluff83.5
249Arkansas St.94.8
199Army97.8
62Auburn109.6
205Austin Peay97.1
147Ball St.101.2
3Baylor121.6
177Bellarmine99.7
84Belmont106.9
312Binghamton90.5
52Boise St.110.7
125Boston College103.6
254Boston University94.4
111Bowling Green104.8
134Bradley102.3
181Bryant99.0
262Bucknell93.7
66Buffalo109.0
112Butler104.7
21BYU114.4
244Cal Baptist95.2
334Cal Poly87.2
141Cal St. Bakersfield101.6
257Cal St. Fullerton94.2
275Cal St. Northridge92.9
166California100.3
214Campbell96.5
236Canisius95.6
328Central Arkansas88.4
337Central Connecticut86.9
271Central Michigan93.1
211Charleston96.7
332Charleston Southern87.6
228Charlotte95.9
152Chattanooga101.0
346Chicago St.80.7
99Cincinnati105.6
42Clemson111.3
151Cleveland St.101.1
175Coastal Carolina99.8
88Colgate106.6
18Colorado114.9
64Colorado St.109.3
31Connecticut112.9
305Coppin St.91.3
11Creighton115.7
76Davidson108.2
92Dayton106.4
208Delaware96.9
345Delaware St.81.6
340Denver86.0
129DePaul103.2
139Detroit101.6
329Dixie St.88.0
59Drake110.3
154Drexel100.7
35Duke112.2
121Duquesne103.9
136East Carolina102.2
132East Tennessee St.102.7
300Eastern Illinois91.5
165Eastern Kentucky100.3
252Eastern Michigan94.5
115Eastern Washington104.7
233Elon95.8
188Evansville98.1
318Fairfield89.9
288Fairleigh Dickinson92.0
295FIU91.7
25Florida113.9
270Florida A&M93.1
195Florida Atlantic97.9
281Florida Gulf Coast92.5
9Florida St.116.5
276Fordham92.8
196Fresno St.97.9
94Furman106.2
171Gardner Webb100.0
126George Mason103.5
206George Washington97.1
89Georgetown106.6
85Georgia106.9
265Georgia Southern93.4
143Georgia St.101.4
34Georgia Tech112.6
1Gonzaga127.5
308Grambling St.90.6
133Grand Canyon102.4
237Green Bay95.5
319Hampton89.7
204Hartford97.1
197Hawaii97.9
266High Point93.2
173Hofstra99.9
293Holy Cross91.8
5Houston119.6
331Houston Baptist87.6
301Howard91.4
342Idaho83.0
273Idaho St.93.0
6Illinois119.4
267Illinois Chicago93.2
190Illinois St.98.1
322Incarnate Word89.2
37Indiana111.6
120Indiana St.104.1
193Iona98.0
4Iowa120.7
156Iowa St.100.7
258IUPUI94.2
278Jackson St.92.8
290Jacksonville91.8
159Jacksonville St.100.6
170James Madison100.1
16Kansas115.1
180Kansas St.99.3
333Kennesaw St.87.3
86Kent St.106.8
54Kentucky110.7
184La Salle98.6
242Lafayette95.2
314Lamar90.2
323Lehigh89.2
91Liberty106.5
217Lipscomb96.4
224Little Rock96.1
268LIU93.2
274Long Beach St.92.9
241Longwood95.2
201Louisiana97.6
284Louisiana Monroe92.4
77Louisiana Tech107.9
47Louisville110.9
17Loyola Chicago115.0
107Loyola Marymount105.2
215Loyola MD96.5
28LSU113.5
330Maine88.0
287Manhattan92.3
253Marist94.4
78Marquette107.8
74Marshall108.4
29Maryland113.2
114Massachusetts104.7
325McNeese St.88.7
39Memphis111.6
142Mercer101.4
269Merrimack93.1
144Miami FL101.4
146Miami OH101.2
2Michigan122.9
63Michigan St.109.5
277Middle Tennessee92.8
213Milwaukee96.5
57Minnesota110.5
61Mississippi109.7
69Mississippi St.108.7
347Mississippi Valley St.69.8
46Missouri111.0
90Missouri St.106.5
189Monmouth98.1
186Montana98.2
220Montana St.96.2
135Morehead St.102.3
248Morgan St.94.9
225Mount St. Mary’s96.0
157Murray St.100.6
73N.C. State108.5
140Navy101.6
108Nebraska105.2
313Nebraska Omaha90.4
97Nevada105.7
259New Hampshire94.0
282New Mexico92.5
172New Mexico St.100.0
297New Orleans91.6
231Niagara95.8
198Nicholls St.97.8
283NJIT92.4
229Norfolk St.95.9
304North Alabama91.3
30North Carolina113.1
280North Carolina A&T92.6
298North Carolina Central91.5
285North Dakota92.4
145North Dakota St.101.3
286North Florida92.3
70North Texas108.7
164Northeastern100.3
326Northern Arizona88.7
251Northern Colorado94.7
321Northern Illinois89.5
158Northern Iowa100.6
182Northern Kentucky98.7
71Northwestern108.6
310Northwestern St.90.6
67Notre Dame108.9
202Oakland97.2
101Ohio105.4
8Ohio St.117.2
33Oklahoma112.6
32Oklahoma St.112.7
161Old Dominion100.4
162Oral Roberts100.4
43Oregon111.2
105Oregon St.105.3
123Pacific103.8
38Penn St.111.6
119Pepperdine104.2
80Pittsburgh107.3
327Portland88.6
232Portland St.95.8
235Prairie View A&M95.7
317Presbyterian90.1
72Providence108.5
14Purdue115.2
272Purdue Fort Wayne93.1
264Quinnipiac93.6
216Radford96.5
93Rhode Island106.3
187Rice98.2
56Richmond110.5
307Rider91.0
279Robert Morris92.8
27Rutgers113.7
255Sacramento St.94.2
303Sacred Heart91.4
191Saint Joseph’s98.0
51Saint Louis110.7
81Saint Mary’s107.3
200Saint Peter’s97.7
176Sam Houston St.99.8
256Samford94.2
194San Diego98.0
20San Diego St.114.5
102San Francisco105.3
320San Jose St.89.5
150Santa Clara101.1
247Seattle94.9
44Seton Hall111.1
167Siena100.3
311SIU Edwardsville90.5
48SMU110.9
207South Alabama97.0
87South Carolina106.6
344South Carolina St.82.6
179South Dakota99.6
116South Dakota St.104.6
149South Florida101.2
263Southeast Missouri St.93.6
324Southeastern Louisiana88.9
289Southern91.9
192Southern Illinois98.0
250Southern Miss94.7
169Southern Utah100.1
36St. Bonaventure112.1
291St. Francis NY91.8
296St. Francis PA91.6
65St. John’s109.1
68Stanford108.8
160Stephen F. Austin100.5
245Stetson95.1
222Stony Brook96.1
60Syracuse110.1
294Tarleton St.91.7
124TCU103.6
131Temple103.0
23Tennessee114.0
339Tennessee Martin86.3
316Tennessee St.90.2
306Tennessee Tech91.1
22Texas114.1
130Texas A&M103.0
336Texas A&M Corpus Chris87.1
246Texas Southern95.0
174Texas St.99.8
24Texas Tech113.9
243The Citadel95.2
50Toledo110.7
261Towson93.7
299Troy91.5
138Tulane101.7
117Tulsa104.5
118UAB104.3
223UC Davis96.1
113UC Irvine104.7
109UC Riverside105.0
240UC San Diego95.4
79UC Santa Barbara107.7
96UCF105.9
49UCLA110.8
219UMass Lowell96.2
153UMBC100.7
209UMKC96.9
210UNC Asheville96.8
110UNC Greensboro104.9
212UNC Wilmington96.5
168UNLV100.2
19USC114.5
315USC Upstate90.2
238UT Arlington95.4
230UT Rio Grande Valley95.8
82Utah107.1
40Utah St.111.3
218Utah Valley96.3
137UTEP101.8
163UTSA100.3
183Valparaiso98.7
98Vanderbilt105.7
45VCU111.0
122Vermont103.9
13Villanova115.3
26Virginia113.8
55Virginia Tech110.7
148VMI101.2
203Wagner97.2
155Wake Forest100.7
178Washington99.7
106Washington St.105.2
128Weber St.103.2
12West Virginia115.4
234Western Carolina95.7
302Western Illinois91.4
83Western Kentucky107.0
260Western Michigan94.0
75Wichita St.108.2
292William & Mary91.8
104Winthrop105.3
15Wisconsin115.1
127Wofford103.3
58Wright St.110.3
185Wyoming98.5
53Xavier110.7
221Youngstown St.96.2

Coming Later Today: Our conference tournament coverage begins with a look at dates, sites, numbers of teams, and more.

Also Later Today: Our Updated Bracketology–There was a lot of movement over the weekend.

February 24, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
DavidsonSt. Bonaventure-1.0
George MasonGeorge Washington6.5
Saint Joseph’sDayton-8.8
La SalleDuquesne-4.3
South FloridaTemple3.8
MemphisTulane11.7
TulsaCincinnati1.2
Wake ForestClemson-6.0
VirginiaNC St.8.7
Miami (Fla.)Florida St.-12.5
North CarolinaMarquette8.9
ButlerSeton Hall-6.7
CreightonDePaul13.6
ProvidenceXavier-0.8
Southern UtahNorthern Arizona11.8
LongwoodHampton8.8
RutgersIndiana3.1
Ball St.Kent St.-4.6
UNC CentralNorth Carolina A&T2.8
Norfolk StDelaware St.14.2
Air ForceNew Mexico0.1
UNLVFresno St.5.8
Boston UniversityHoly Cross5.4
Loyola (MD)American3.6
Mississippi St.South Carolina3.5
ArkansasAlabama-2.0
VanderbiltTennessee-6.8
FurmanThe Citadel12.8
MercerChattanooga2.5
UNCGWestern Carolina11.9
Northwestern St.Stephen F. Austin-7.4
SE LouisianaMcNeese4.2
Texas A&M-CCNew Orleans-0.4
NichollsHouston Baptist10.5
Incarnate WordLamar4.5
Abilene ChristianSam Houston St.8.1
SouthernAlabama A&M6.4
Alcorn St.Alabama St.5.7

February 21, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 12:00 am

Sunday, February 21, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
George WashingtonRhode Island-8.7
St. BonaventureDavidson4.1
HoustonCincinnati13.0
TempleSouth Florida1.1
XavierButler9.1
Ohio St.Michigan0.7
RutgersMaryland0.1
IowaPenn St.11.0
NorthwesternWisconsin-3.8
DrakeEvansville15.7
Southern IllinoisValparaiso0.3
San Jose St.UNLV-9.2
WagnerSt. Francis (Pa)6.6
ColgateBoston U14.1
AmericanNavy-3.0

Note: Big Announcement Coming Later Today!

March 12, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For March 12, 2020

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Thursday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Massachusetts

VCU

-8.1

St. Bonaventure

George Mason

2.6

Davidson

La Salle

8.4

Duquesne

Fordham

10.5

Central Florida

South Florida

0.1

Connecticut

Tulane

9.7

SMU

Temple

1.5

Memphis

East Carolina

12.4

Florida St.

Clemson

7.1

Duke

North Carolina St.

9.5

Virginia

Notre Dame

1.2

Louisville

Syracuse

6.7

Texas

Texas Tech

-5.5

Kansas

Oklahoma St.

12.0

Baylor

Kansas St.

11.1

Oklahoma

West Virginia

-3.6

Creighton

St. John’s

5.3

Providence

Butler

-1.8

Villanova

DePaul

8.9

Seton Hall

Marquette

1.4

Eastern Washington

Sacramento St.

4.3

Portland St.

Montana St.

2.9

Northern Colorado

Southern Utah

5.3

Montana

Idaho St.

8.9

Rutgers

Michigan

-2.1

Iowa

Minnesota

1.1

Ohio St.

Purdue

2.8

Penn St.

Indiana

1.1

Cal St. Northridge

Cal St. Fullerton

1.2

UC Santa Barbara

UC Riverside

3.0

UC Irvine

Long Beach St.

12.1

Hawaii

UC Davis

1.2

North Texas

Florida Atlantic

7.9

Charlotte

Florida Intl.

-0.6

Western Kentucky

UAB

5.2

Louisiana Tech

Marshall

5.6

Rider

Niagara

7.4

Monmouth

Quinnipiac

3.3

Akron

Ohio

6.6

Northern Illinois

Miami (O)

3.1

Bowling Green

Toledo

-1.4

Ball St.

Kent St.

0.8

Bethune-Cookman

Morgan St.

2.4

Norfolk St.

Coppin St.

6.3

Oregon

Oregon St.

7.3

USC

Arizona

-5.8

UCLA

California

6.8

Arizona St.

Washington St.

6.4

Tennessee

Alabama

-1.1

Florida

Georgia

6.8

Texas A&M

Missouri

-2.7

South Carolina

Arkansas

-2.4

Sam Houston St.

Northwestern St.

5.4

Nicholls St.

Lamar

3.9

New Mexico St.

Chicago St.

29.3

Grand Canyon

UMKC

-1.9

UT Rio Grande Valley

Cal St. Bakersfield

0.3

Seattle

Utah Valley

3.1

 

Today’s TV Schedule

 

Time (EST)

Network

Team

Team

12:00 PM

FS1

Creighton

St. John’s

12:00 PM

NBCSN

Massachusetts

VCU

12:00 PM

BTN

Rutgers

Michigan

12:00 PM

ESPN+

Akron

Ohio

12:30 PM

ESPN

Florida St.

Clemson

12:30 PM

ESPN2

Texas

Texas Tech

1:00 PM

ESPNU

Central Florida

South Florida

1:00 PM

SECN

Tennessee

Alabama

2:00 PM

watchbigsky.com

Eastern Washington

Sacramento State

2:25 PM

BTN

Iowa

Minnesota

2:30 PM

ESPN2

Kansas

Oklahoma State

2:30 PM

ESPN

Duke

NC State

2:30 PM

FS1

Providence

Butler

2:30 PM

NBCSN

St. Bonaventure

George Mason

2:30 PM

ESPN+

Northern Illinois

Miami (O)

3:00 PM

PAC12

Oregon

Oregon St.

3:00 PM

ESPNU

Connecticut

Tulane

3:00 PM

ESPN+

New Mexico St.

Chicago St.

3:00 PM

ESPN3

Cal St. Northridge

Cal St. Fullerton

3:00 PM

SECN

Florida

Georgia

4:30 PM

watchbigsky.com

Portland St.

Montana St.

5:30 PM

ESPN3

UC Santa Barbara

UC Riverside

5:30 PM

ESPN+

Grand Canyon

UMKC

5:30 PM

PAC12

USC

Arizona

6:00 PM

ESPN+

Sam Houston St.

Northwestern St.

6:00 PM

Flohoops pay

Bethune-Cookman

Morgan St.

6:00 PM

NBCSN

Davidson

La Salle

6:30 PM

BTN

Ohio St.

Purdue

6:30 PM

ESPN+

Bowling Green

Toledo

7:00 PM

ESPN2

Baylor

Kansas St.

7:00 PM

FS1

Villanova

DePaul

7:00 PM

ESPN

Virginia

Notre Dame

7:00 PM

SECN

Texas A&M

Missouri

7:00 PM

ESPN3

Rider

Niagara

7:00 PM

Stadium

North Texas

Florida Atlantic

7:30 PM

Facebook

Charlotte

Florida Intl.

7:30 PM

watchbigsky.com

Northern Colorado

Southern Utah

8:00 PM

ESPNU

SMU

Temple

8:30 PM

ESPN+

Nicholls

Lamar

8:30 PM

NBCSN

Duquesne

Fordham

8:30 PM

Flohoops pay

Norfolk St.

Coppin St.

8:55 PM

BTN

Penn St.

Indiana

9:00 PM

ESPN

Louisville

Syracuse

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Oklahoma

West Virginia

9:00 PM

ESPN+

UT Rio Grande Valley

Cal St. Bakersfield

9:00 PM

ESPN3

UC Irvine

Long Beach St.

9:00 PM

SECN

South Carolina

Arkansas

9:00 PM

ESPN+

Ball St.

Kent St.

9:00 PM

PAC12

UCLA

California

9:30 PM

FS1

Seton Hall

Marquette

9:30 PM

ESPN3

Monmouth

Quinnipiac

9:30 PM

Stadium

Western Kentucky

UAB

10:00 PM

watchbigsky.com

Montana

Idaho St.

10:00 PM

Facebook

Louisiana Tech

Marshall

10:00 PM

ESPNU

Memphis

East Carolina

11:30 PM

FS1

Arizona St.

Washington St.

11:30 PM

ESPN3

Hawaii

UC Davis

11:30 PM

ESPN+

Seattle

Utah Valley

 

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS UPDATE

 

Yesterday’s Championship Game

 

Patriot League Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Boston U

64

Colgate

61

 

Yesterday’s Other Results

 

Atlantic 10 Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

George Mason

77

Saint Joseph’s

70

Fordham

72

George Washington

52

 

 

Atlantic Coast Tournament

2nd Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Clemson

69

Miami (Fla.)

64

North Carolina St.

73

Pittsburgh

58

Notre Dame

80

Boston College

58

Syracuse

81

North Carolina

53

 

 

Big 12 Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Oklahoma St.

72

Iowa St.

71

Kansas St.

53

TCU

49

 

 

Big East Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

St. John’s

75

Georgetown

62

DePaul

71

Xavier

67

 

 

Big Sky Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Sacramento St.

62

Weber St.

54

Southern Utah

75

Idaho

69

Idaho St.

64

Northern Arizona

62

 

 

Big Ten Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Minnesota

74

Northwestern

57

Indiana

89

Nebraska

64

 

 

Conference USA Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Florida Atlantic

66

Old Dominion

56

Florida Intl.

85

Rice

76

UAB

74

UTSA

69

Marshall

86

UTEP

78

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Siena

63

Manhattan

49

St. Peter’s

56

Iona

54

 

 

Mid-Eastern Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

North Carolina Central

92

Delaware St.

75

North Carolina A&T

86

Howard

77

 

 

Pac-12 Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Oregon St.

71

Utah

69

Arizona

77

Washington

70

California

63

Stanford

51

Washington St.

82

Colorado

68

 

 

Southeastern Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Georgia

81

Ole Miss

63

Arkansas

86

Vanderbilt

73

 

 

Southland Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Northwestern St.

79

Texas A&M-CC

62

Lamar

80

McNeese St.

59

 

 

Sun Belt Tournament

Quarterfinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Georgia Southern

81

Georgia St.

62

Texas St.

85

Appalachian St.

68

 

 

Today’s Schedule

 

American Athletic Tournament

1st Round

March 12

Forth Worth, TX (Dickies Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Central Florida (16-14)

9 South Florida (14-17)

1:00 PM

ESPNU

5 Connecticut (19-12)

12 Tulane (12-18)

3:00 PM

ESPNU

7 SMU (19-11)

10 Temple (14-17)

8:00 PM

ESPNU

6 Memphis (21-10)

11 East Carolina (11-20)

10:00 PM

ESPNU

 

 

Atlantic 10 Tournament

2nd Round

March 12

Brooklyn (Barclays Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Massachusetts (14-17)

9 VCU (18-13)

12:00 PM

NBCSN

5 St. Bonaventure (19-12)

12 George Mason (17-15)

2:30 PM

NBCSN

7 Davidson (16-14)

10 La Salle (15-15)

6:00 PM

NBCSN

6 Duquesne (21-9)

14 Fordham (9-22)

8:30 PM

NBCSN

 

 

Atlantic Coast Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 12

Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Florida St. (26-5)

8 Clemson (16-15)

12:30 PM

ESPN

4 Duke (25-6)

5 North Carolina St. (20-12)

2:30 PM

ESPN

2 Virginia (23-7)

7 Notre Dame (20-12)

7:00 PM

ESPN

3 Louisville (24-7)

6 Syracuse (18-14)

9:00 PM

ESPN

 

 

Big 12 Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 12

Kansas City (Sprint Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

4 Texas (19-12)

5 Texas Tech (18-13)

12:30 PM

ESPN2

1 Kansas (28-3)

8 Oklahoma St. (18-14)

2:30 PM

ESPN2

2 Baylor (26-4)

10 Kansas St. (11-21)

7:00 PM

ESPN2

3 Oklahoma (19-12)

6 West Virginia (21-10)

9:00 PM

ESPN2

 

 

Big East Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 12

New York (Madison Square Garden)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Creighton (24-7)

9 St. John’s (17-15)

12:00 PM

FS1

4 Providence (19-12)

5 Butler (22-9)

2:30 PM

FS1

2 Villanova (24-7)

10 DePaul (16-16)

7:00 PM

FS1

3 Seton Hall (21-9)

6 Marquette (18-12)

9:00 PM

FS1

 

Big Sky Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 12

Boise, ID (Century Link Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Eastern Washington (23-8)

9 Sacramento St. (16-14)

2:00 PM

watchbigsky.com

4 Portland St. (18-14)

5 Montana St. (16-15)

4:30 PM

watchbigsky.com

2 Northern Colorado (22-9)

7 Southern Utah (17-15)

7:30 PM

watchbigsky.com

3 Montana (18-13)

11 Idaho St. (8-22)

10:00 PM

watchbigsky.com

 

 

Big Ten Tournament

2nd Round

March 12

Indianapolis (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Rutgers (20-11)

9 Michigan (19-12)

12:00 PM

Big Ten Network

5 Iowa (20-11)

12 Minnesota (15-16)

2:30 PM

Big Ten Network

7 Ohio St. (21-10)

10 Purdue (16-15)

6:30 PM

Big Ten Network

6 Penn St. (21-10)

11 Indiana (20-12)

9:00 PM

Big Ten Network

 

 

Big West Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 12

Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

2 Cal St. Northridge (15-17)

7 Cal St. Fullerton (11-20)

3:00 PM

ESPN3

3 UC Santa Barbara (21-10)

6 UC Riverside (17-15)

5:30 PM

ESPN3

1 UC Irvine (21-11)

8 Long Beach St. (11-21)

9:00 PM

ESPN3

4 Hawaii (17-13)

5 UC Davis (14-18)

11:30 PM

ESPN3

 

Conference USA Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 12

Frisco, TX (Ford Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 North Texas (20-11)

9 Florida Atlantic (17-15)

7:00 PM Court A

Stadium

4 Charlotte (16-13)

5 Florida Intl. (19-13)

7:30 PM Court B

Facebook

2 Western Kentucky (20-10)

7 UAB (19-13)

9:30 PM Court A

Stadium

3 Louisiana Tech (22-8)

6 Marshall (17-15)

10:00 PM Court B

Facebook

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 12

Atlantic City, NJ (Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

3 Rider (18-12)

6 Niagara (12-20)

7:00 PM 

ESPN3

4 Monmouth (18-13)

5 Quinnipiac (15-15)

9:30 PM 

ESPN3

 

 

Mid-American Tournament (MACtion)

Quarterfinals

March 12

Cleveland (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Akron (24-7)

8 Ohio U (17-15)

12:00 PM

ESPN+

4 Northern Illinois (18-13)

12 Miami (O) (13-19)

2:30 PM

ESPN+

2 Bowling Green (21-10)

7 Toledo (17-15)

6:30 PM

ESPN+

3 Ball St. (18-13)

6 Kent St. (20-12)

9:00 PM

ESPN+

 

 

Mid-Eastern Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 12

Norfolk, VA (Scope Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

4 Bethune-Cookman (16-14)

5 Morgan St. (15-16)

6:00 PM 

Flohoops (pay)

3 Norfolk St. (16-15)

6 Coppin St. (11-20)

8:00 PM 

Flohoops (pay)

 

 

Pac-12 Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 12

Las Vegas (T-Mobile Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Oregon (24-7)

8 Oregon St. (18-13)

3:00 PM

Pac-12 Network

4 USC (22-9)

5 Arizona (21-11)

5:30 PM

Pac-12 Network

2 UCLA (19-12)

10 California (14-18)

9:00 PM

Pac-12 Network

3 Arizona St. (20-11)

11 Washington St. (16-16)

11:30 PM

FS1

 

 

Southeastern Tournament

2nd Round

March 12

Nashville (Bridgestone Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Tennessee (17-14)

9 Alabama (16-15)

1:00 PM

SEC Network

5 Florida (19-12)

13 Georgia (16-16)

3:30 PM

SEC Network

7 Texas A&M (16-14)

10 Missouri (15-16)

7:00 PM

SEC Network

6 South Carolina (18-13)

11 Arkansas (20-12)

9:30 PM

SEC Network

 

 

Southland Tournament

2nd Round

March 12

Katy, TX (Leonard E. Merrell Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

4 Sam Houston St. (18-13)

5 Northwestern St. (15-15)

6:00 PM

ESPN+

3 Nicholls St. (21-10)

6 Lamar (17-15)

8:30 PM

ESPN+

 

 

Western Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 12

Las Vegas (Orleans Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 New Mexico St. (25-6)

8 Chicago St. (4-25)

3:00 PM

ESPN+

4 Grand Canyon (12-17)

5 Seattle (14-15)

5:30 PM

ESPN+

2 UT Rio Grande Valley (14-16)

7 Utah Valley (11-19)

9:00 PM

ESPN+

3 Kansas City (16-14)

6 Cal St. Bakersfield (12-18)

11:30 PM

ESPN+

 

 

 

March 3, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For March 3, 2020

Tuesday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Abilene Christian

Stephen F. Austin

-1.9

Akron

Ohio

10.0

Alabama

Vanderbilt

14.4

Ball St.

Central Michigan

8.0

Boston College

Syracuse

-4.5

Bucknell

Holy Cross

13.0

Buffalo

Miami (O)

8.3

Charleston Southern

Presbyterian

4.9

DePaul

Marquette

-3.7

Georgia Southern

Arkansas St.

8.4

Georgia St.

Little Rock

4.3

Hartford

Maine

7.6

Illinois Chicago

IUPUI

10.5

Iowa

Purdue

4.7

Iowa St.

West Virginia

-3.8

Kent St.

Bowling Green

4.8

Kentucky

Tennessee

8.8

Lehigh

Loyola (MD)

1.3

Liberty

NJIT

17.5

Lipscomb

Florida Gulf Coast

6.5

Louisiana

Coastal Carolina

-0.6

New Hampshire

UMass Lowell

4.8

North Carolina

Wake Forest

5.5

North Florida

Jacksonville

9.0

Northern Illinois

Toledo

0.8

Oakland

Cleveland St.

7.4

Oklahoma

Texas

6.1

Penn St.

Michigan St.

-0.4

Richmond

Davidson

4.4

Rutgers

Maryland

0.3

South Alabama

Texas St.

-1.5

South Carolina

Mississippi St.

2.0

South Carolina Upstate

High Point

5.2

South Florida

Cincinnati

-3.3

Stetson

North Alabama

1.7

Troy

UT Arlington

-6.8

UL Monroe

Appalachian St.

-2.1

UMBC

Stony Brook

-3.4

UNC Asheville

Campbell

0.6

VCU

Duquesne

6.8

Vermont

Albany

16.8

Western Michigan

Eastern Michigan

-0.8

Youngstown St.

Milwaukee

5.1

 

Key TV Games On Tuesday

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

6:30 PM

SECN

South Carolina

Mississippi St.

7:00 PM

BTN

Rutgers

Maryland

7:00 PM

ESPN

Penn St.

Michigan St.

9:00 PM

ESPN

Kentucky

Tennessee

9:00 PM

BTN

Iowa

Purdue

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Oklahoma

Texas

 

Conference Tournament Schedule For Tuesday

 

Atlantic Sun Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 3

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Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

1 Liberty (27-4)

8 NJIT (9-20)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

4 Stetson (15-16)

5 North Alabama (13-16)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

3 Lipscomb (14-15)

6 Florida Gulf Coast (10-21)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

2 North Florida (20-11)

7 Jacksonville (14-17)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

 

 

 

Big South Tournament

1st Round

March 3

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

7 USC Upstate (12-19)

10 High Point (9-22)

7:00 PM

ESPN3

6 UNC-Asheville (14-15)

11 Campbell (15-15)

7:00 PM

ESPN3

8 Charleston Sou. (13-17)

9 Presbyterian (10-21)

7:00 PM

ESPN3

 

 

Horizon League Tournament

1st Round

March 3

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

4 Illinois Chicago (14-17)

9 IUPUI (7-24)

8:00 PM

ESPN+

5 Youngstown (17-14)

8 Milwaukee (12-18)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

6 Oakland (13-18)

7 Cleveland St. (11-20)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

 

 

Patriot League Tournament

1st Round

March 3

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

7 Bucknell (12-19)

10 Holy Cross (3-28)

7:00 PM

Pat League Network

8 Lehigh (10-20)

9 Loyola (MD) (15-16)

7:00 PM

Pat League Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 26, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 26, 2020

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Wednesday’s Games

 

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Abilene Christian

Sam Houston St.

3.8

Air Force

New Mexico

-1.4

American

Lafayette

2.6

Arkansas

Tennessee

5.5

Army

Holy Cross

11.7

Boston College

Notre Dame

-5.1

Bucknell

Colgate

-4.8

California Baptist

Utah Valley

7.7

Citadel

Mercer

-6.0

Connecticut

Central Florida

8.3

Florida

LSU

3.4

Fordham

Rhode Island

-12.8

George Washington

Richmond

-8.7

Houston Baptist

Nicholls

-8.9

Illinois St.

Bradley

-3.8

Lamar

Incarnate Word

12.9

Lehigh

Boston U

-6.0

Long Beach St.

Cal St. Northridge

0.7

Louisiana

Arkansas St.

2.0

Maine

New Hampshire

-2.8

Manhattan

Marist

6.3

Marquette

Georgetown

7.2

Massachusetts

VCU

-6.8

McNeese

Southeast Louisiana

10.0

Minnesota

Maryland

-0.2

Navy

Loyola (MD)

3.4

New Orleans

Texas A&M-CC

2.0

Northern Iowa

Evansville

18.4

Omaha

North Dakota

4.6

Penn St.

Rutgers

6.3

Pittsburgh

Syracuse

0.4

Purdue Fort Wayne

Denver

6.2

Quinnipiac

Siena

-2.8

Saint Louis

Saint Joseph’s

14.3

South Carolina

Georgia

5.8

South Florida

East Carolina

8.6

Southern Illinois

Indiana St.

0.4

St. Bonaventure

Duquesne

1.4

Stanford

Utah

9.6

Stephen F. Austin

Northwestern St.

15.6

Stony Brook

Hartford

9.7

UMass Lowell

Albany

1.9

UMBC

Binghamton

10.0

UNC Greensboro

Furman

4.0

UNLV

Boise St.

0.5

Vanderbilt

Missouri

-1.5

Villanova

St. John’s

10.4

Virginia Tech

Virginia

-0.3

VMI

Chattanooga

-2.9

Western Carolina

Samford

11.4

Wofford

East Tennessee St.

-4.0

 

Key TV Games on Wednesday Night

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

7:00 PM

BTN

Penn St.

Rutgers

7:00 PM

ESPN+

UNC Greensboro

Furman

8:30 PM

FS1

Marquette

Georgetown

8:30 PM

SECN

Arkansas

Tennessee

9:00 PM

BTN

Minnesota

Maryland

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Florida

LSU

10:00 PM

Pac12

Stanford

Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 23, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 23, 2020

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Sunday’s Games

 

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Boise St.

New Mexico

7.8

Boston University

American

6.9

Bryant

Sacred Heart

0.1

Cincinnati

Wichita St.

2.8

Colgate

Holy Cross

19.5

Connecticut

South Florida

8.0

Creighton

Butler

5.4

Detroit

Milwaukee

0.8

East Carolina

Temple

-4.5

Evansville

Indiana St.

-6.6

Fairfield

Siena

-3.3

Fairleigh Dickinson

Robert Morris

-1.3

Indiana

Penn St.

-0.4

Lafayette

Loyola (MD)

14.5

Lehigh

Bucknell

-1.1

Manhattan

Canisius

3.4

Marist

Niagara

1.8

Monmouth

Quinnipiac

6.4

Mount St. Mary’s

Merrimack

-0.5

Northern Iowa

Southern Illinois

11.6

Northwestern

Minnesota

-4.8

Notre Dame

Miami (Fla.)

6.9

Oakland

Green Bay

2.7

Ohio St.

Maryland

2.9

Saint Peter’s

Rider

1.7

Seton Hall

St. John’s

10.2

South Dakota St.

South Dakota

6.4

St. Francis (NY)

Wagner

6.7

St. Francis (PA)

Long Island

7.9

Utah

USC

-2.1

Washington St.

Stanford

-4.1

Wisconsin

Rutgers

3.7

 

Sunday’s Key TV Games

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

12:00 PM

FS1

Indiana

Penn St.

1:00 PM

ESPN

Cincinnati

Wichita St.

1:00 PM

BTN

Wisconsin

Rutgers

2:00 PM

ESPN3

Saint Peter’s

Rider

2:00 PM

ESPNU

Northern Iowa

Southern Illinois

3:00 PM

ESPN+

South Dakota St.

South Dakota

4:00 PM

CBS

Ohio St.

Maryland

4:00 PM

FS1

Creighton

Butler

 

 

 

 

February 12, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 12, 2020

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Wednesday’s Games

 

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Abilene Christian

Houston Baptist

16.6

American

Loyola (MD)

6.2

Army

Lafayette

-1.8

Auburn

Alabama

5.6

Binghamton

Stony Brook

-10.6

Bradley

Indiana St.

2.9

Butler

Xavier

6.3

Central Arkansas

New Orleans

4.7

Chattanooga

VMI

9.1

East Tennessee St.

Citadel

21.9

Evansville

Loyola (Chi)

-8.6

Georgia

South Carolina

2.6

Georgia Tech

Louisville

-5.6

Hartford

Albany

1.5

Hawaii

Long Beach St.

11.8

La Salle

Richmond

-4.7

Lehigh

Holy Cross

7.4

Miami (Fla.)

Boston College

5.4

Missouri St.

Drake

2.2

Navy

Bucknell

4.3

Niagara

Canisius

-0.8

Nicholls

Lamar

8.2

Northern Iowa

Illinois St.

16.1

Northwestern

Michigan

-6.3

Northwestern St.

Incarnate Word

9.5

Ohio St.

Rutgers

6.5

Oklahoma

Iowa St.

5.6

Oral Roberts

Omaha

7.4

Pittsburgh

Clemson

4.4

Samford

Furman

-12.4

San Jose St.

Fresno St.

-6.5

Seton Hall

Creighton

6.0

SMU

Connecticut

2.5

South Dakota

Western Illinois

14.2

South Florida

Houston

-6.6

Southeast Louisiana

Sam Houston St.

-9.8

St. John’s

Providence

1.8

Texas A&M

Florida

-5.6

Texas A&M-CC

Stephen F. Austin

-7.8

Tulane

Temple

-3.8

Tulsa

East Carolina

12.3

UAB

Middle Tennessee

8.2

UC Riverside

UC Irvine

-3.9

UMass Lowell

Maine

6.8

UNC Greensboro

Western Carolina

10.3

UNLV

Nevada

-1.3

Valparaiso

Southern Illinois

2.7

VCU

George Mason

14.4

Vermont

New Hampshire

15.7

Villanova

Marquette

2.8

West Virginia

Kansas

-0.9

Wofford

Mercer

8.3

 

Wednesday’s Top TV Games

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

6:30 PM

FS1

Seton Hall

Creighton

6:30 PM

CBSSN

Butler

Xavier

7:00 PM

ESPN+

West Virginia

Kansas

7:00 PM

BTN

Ohio St.

Rutgers

8:30 PM

FS1

Villanova

Marquette

 

The 25-Teams Could Win The NCAA Championship Myth

 

If you view a national basketball telecast this year, the so-called experts announcing the games repeatedly say that this season is different because there are no overly dominating teams in college basketball.  These scribes say that 25 different teams could be good enough to win the national championship.  Some even say that 40 different teams are talented enough to make the Final Four.

We at the PiRate Ratings tend to be contrarian in nature.  We just don’t buy these theories of parity.  Certainly, none of the teams in this year’s Top 10 appear to be as talented and dominant as any of the Top 10 teams of the past decade.  However, none of the teams outside of the Top 10 appear to be as talented as their counterparts of the past decade.

We do not see the parity that others see, and the analytics when compared on a one season basis, actually tell us that fewer than 10 teams this season have statistical resumes worthy of contending for a national championship.

If you have been reading our chicken scratch long enough, you obviously know that we value certain data when predicting the outcomes of college basketball games past the Ides of March.  We have looked at reams and reams of data dating back to the years where statistics were kept on these games and have identified consistencies in the champions that other teams could not match.

Namely, the ability to rebound the basketball on the offensive end and get extra shooting chances appears to be much more valuable in the Big Dance than it is in the regular season, because so many of the tournament teams are in the top group of defensive teams.  Additionally, being able to protect the ball and limit turnovers has become more and more important in the 21st Century, because the age of pressing full court for 40 minutes and then relying on fast breaks off these turnovers just doesn’t happen like it used to work when UCLA ran its incredible 2-2-1 press and Rick Pitino used his matchup press defense at Kentucky.  So many of the top teams have little to no problem defeating the press defense and exploiting it for points that this strategy has become a non-factor most of the time.

Teams with excellent offensive efficiency, very good defensive efficiency, an ability to hold onto the ball, and a highly-ranked offensive rebounding rate rise above the rest when there are just 68 teams remaining in contention for the title.  Additionally, teams that lack this ability to rebound on the offensive end or limit turnovers have been vulnerable to early round upsets, as was seen multiple times with teams like Georgetown and Vanderbilt in the past decade, two notorious teams that were excellent offensive efficiency teams, very good defensive efficiency teams, but lousy offensive rebounding teams with no turnover margin advantage.

When you combine the teams that possess excellent offensive efficiency, very good defensive efficiency, strong rebounding ability with decent turnover prevention, and then said team has played a schedule that ranks in the top 35% of college basketball (basically a Power Conference), these are the teams that have National Championship Resumes.

By now, we hope you are wondering how many teams currently fit this National Championship footprint?  How many have excellent offensive efficiency, very good defensive efficiency, highly-ranked offensive rebounding ability, and a good rate of taking care of the rock?

The answer is far from the 25 to 40 teams that the hardwood pundits claim.  As of Wednesday, February 12, there are only 3 teams that possess these national championship worthy resumes.

Those three teams are: Duke, Gonzaga, and San Diego State.  Gonzaga and San Diego State just barely qualify on the basis of schedule strength, and unfortunately for the Aztecs in the Mountain West Conference, their remaining schedule might lower their overall schedule strength to remove SDSU from this list.

Because the West Coast Conference is abnormally stronger this season, Gonzaga still has enough games against opponents that will maintain the Bulldogs’ schedule strength above the line needed to qualify.

So, the next time you hear that this could be the year that somebody like Penn State or Rutgers makes an unexpected run to the national title, or that this is the year the Pac-12 returns to prominence with Oregon or Arizona winning it all, refer them to this data that says this is not so.  For now, we would tend to believe that Duke and Gonzaga are runaway top contenders.  We aren’t saying that somebody else might get hot and move into the field of legitimate contenders, since there is a month to go until Selection Sunday, but when somebody says that 25 teams today are good enough to win the title, laugh at the statement and educate them in the analytics of long historical importance.

Let’s take a look at the supposed biggest dark horse national champion in the last 60 years.  The infamous 1966 Texas Western Miners (UTEP today) pulled off the monumental upset over the mighty Kentucky Wildcats.  Was Texas Western a use anomaly that year?  Did they come from out of nowhere to upset the trends and blow this theory apart?

Quite the opposite.  The issue that year wasn’t the mathematics; it was the publicity.  Texas Western was no dark horse.  Let’s take a look at the stats available to us.

First, let’s start with the obvious.  What was the Miners strength of schedule?  They were an independent in 1966, which in those days was the largest group of all.  There were close to 50 Division I Independents then, and they included some of the top teams in the nation like former National Champion Loyola of Chicago, future National Runner-up Dayton, Providence, Houston, and Syracuse.

Texas Western finished the regular season with a 23-1 record and were ranked #3 in the polls.  When has the #3-ranked team ever been considered a dark horse or surprise team?  Just because the Nabobs of the Eastern Elite Media didn’t dub the Miners with their accolades, it did not make the Miners a dark horse.

The Miners played one Top 10 team in the regular season.  They slaughtered Iowa by 18 points.  They beat a host of above average teams by well above average margins and blew out the rest of the teams on their schedule until the final game.   They lost by two at Seattle, when the Chieftains were still a strong program and just seven years removed from appearing in the National Championship Game.

The issue with the established press is that all these TW wins came against teams west of the Mississippi River.  The media didn’t realize that the Miners had outrebounded their opponents by an average of 51.5 to 36.2 in their 24 regular season games.  They didn’t know that the Miners had one of the toughest defenses in the nation, limiting opponents to an estimated 79 points per 100 possessions (not exact because offensive rebounds and turnovers were not official stats then),  They didn’t see that the Miners were quite efficient for the day with an estimated 99 points per 100 possessions.  Remember that there was no three-point line then, and anything over 85 points per 100 possessions was above average.  That Texas Western team also took good care of the ball.  They had exceptional ball handlers in Bobby Joe Hill, Willie Worsley, and Orsten Artis.

Texas Western began tournament play with an easy 15-point victory over Oklahoma City, holding the Chiefs 25 points under their average of nearly 100 points per game.  The Miners dominated on the glass and proved to be much too quick for the Chiefs, fouling out four of OKC’s starters.

In the second round, TW had to go to overtime to beat the favored Cincinnati Bearcats.  Cincinnati actually controlled the boards, but the Miners won with steals and not turning the ball over.  It was the only game where the other team won the rebounding war, but the difference in turnovers was huge.

In the Midwest Regional Final, Texas Western faced a favored Kansas team that featured all-American center Walt Wesley and 1st team all-Big 8 guard Jo Jo White.  The press basically advanced the Jayhawks to the Final Four before this game began, but the Miners proved to be too quick for the slower KU team.  TW won the rebounding and turnover battle, and Kansas’s two stars were matched by the Miners’ balance.  On to the Final Four in College Park, Maryland, went the Miners, finally playing games in the East.

The Final Four was nothing like it is today.  The University of Maryland’s gymnasium was no 70,000-seat dome stadium. Cole Field House seated about 12,000.  However, the press made a big deal out of half of this field.  The Eastern Region Champion Duke Blue Devils, the number two team in the nation placed the Mideast Region Champion Kentucky Wildcats, the number one team in the nation.  The winner of this game would then win the National Championship Game the next night against the winner of the other semifinal game.  Texas Western and Utah were there too.

The semifinal games were both close.  Kentucky came from behind to nip Duke, while Texas Western stayed ahead of Utah most of the game but never ran away from the Utes, thanks to superstar forward Jerry Chambers keeping the Utes in the game.

The Championship Game was considered an afterthought.  The mighty Wildcats of Kentucky were basketball royalty with their Baron, Adolph Rupp.  Texas Western was this tiny school from El Paso with a coach that had learned the game from the great Hank Iba, but they were almost as much a patsy for Kentucky’s soon to be fifth national title as the Washington Generals were for the Harlem Globetrotters.

There were some astute professional gamblers that knew what was really about to happen.  Kentucky’s players were quite talented.  They could shoot the ball about as competently as any team in the history of the game, and with Louie Dampier and Pat Riley on the perimeter, they could quickly shoot a weaker opponent out of the gym.  Kentucky’s devastating 1-3-1 zone trap defense had forced numerous opponents out of their normal offense, where they either turned the ball over or took a hurried shot.  It had worked like a charm 27 times out of 28.  Ironically, just like Texas Western, Kentucky only lost their regular season finale at Tennessee, a team that would win the SEC the following year.

The “Sharp” gamblers knew something that most of the rest of the nation and just about all of the Eastern Establishment media did not know.  Texas Western was much quicker than Kentucky.  Their man to man defense was stronger than Kentucky’s 1-3-1 zone trap, and it did not surrender a handful of easy buckets like the gambling press.

In the opening minutes of the game, neither team could find the range, but Kentucky’s fast break led to a couple of baskets.  Additionally in the first part of the game Kentucky enjoyed a huge rebounding edge, as the Wildcats missed multiple offensive tips.  Texas Western scored on some lob passes over the zone for easy layups, and even though they were a tad sloppy with the ball, they limited turnovers, being called for a couple of travelling violations but not giving UK easy breakaway baskets off steals.

The key sequence of the game was when Kentucky’s Tommy Kron dribbled the ball up the floor guarded man to man and then from the blind-side, Bobby Joe Hill came in and stole the ball, driving for an easy layup.  The play tightened the screws on the favored Wildcats.  On the very next possession, star guard Louie Dampier brought the ball up the middle of the floor, and Hill pressured him to the left.  As Dampier attempted to cross over, Hill stole the ball again and drove for another easy basket.

Texas Western never relinquished the lead the rest of the night.  As the game continued, Kentucky only had one shooting opportunity per possession, while Texas Western had second and third chances.  Thunderous dunks by power player David Latin allowed the patient Miners to keep the lead.  Kentucky had chances to tie or take the lead, but every time, the Texas Western defense held and secured the rebound.

Can San Diego State be this year’s Texas Western?  Can Gonzaga finally get over the hump and win the National Championship?  Will Coach Mike Krzyzewski win another national championship?  If we had to predict the champion today, we believe these are the only three possible teams that could go from 68 to 1.  Duke has the perfect resume this year.  We’ll see if anybody else joins the group of championship-worthy teams in the final four weeks before Selection Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 3, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 4, 2020

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Tuesday’s Games

 

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Rhode Island

Massachusetts

15.7

Boston College

Duke

-17.2

Georgia Tech

Virginia Tech

3.2

Texas Tech

Oklahoma

7.0

DePaul

Xavier

0.8

Maryland

Rutgers

7.4

Michigan

Ohio St.

1.1

Michigan St.

Penn St.

7.9

Fairfield

Monmouth

0.1

Kent St.

Ball St.

3.5

Eastern Michigan

Buffalo

-1.7

Miami (O)

Western Michigan

4.3

Toledo

Northern Illinois

6.0

Central Michigan

Bowling Green

1.5

Fresno St.

Colorado St.

-0.8

Wyoming

Boise St.

-10.7

Nevada

Air Force

10.4

Arkansas

Auburn

3.4

Alabama

Tennessee

6.1

Kentucky

Mississippi St.

4.7

Texas A&M

Missouri

-0.9

 

Tuesday’s Best TV Games

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

7:00 PM

FS1

Maryland

Rutgers

7:00 PM

SECN

Arkansas

Auburn

7:00 PM

ESPN2

Michigan

Ohio St.

7:00 PM

ESPNU

Alabama

Tennessee

8:00 PM

BTN

Michigan St.

Penn St.

9:00 PM

ESPN

Kentucky

Mississippi St.

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Texas Tech

Oklahoma

 

 

January 28, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For January 28, 2020

Tuesday’s Games

 

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St. John’s

Villanova

-2.1

Tennessee

Texas A&M

12.4

Virginia

Florida St.

-1.5

Florida

Mississippi St.

5.1

Cincinnati

SMU

6.2

VCU

Richmond

4.1

George Mason

Rhode Island

-5.4

Akron

Buffalo

9.5

Toledo

Kent St.

2.9

Clemson

Syracuse

1.3

Nebraska

Michigan

-6.2

Miami (O)

Central Michigan

0.7

Bowling Green

Ball St.

-0.9

Rutgers

Purdue

3.0

Miami

Virginia Tech

-1.0

Northern Illinois

Ohio

5.0

Missouri

Georgia

3.9

Duke

Pittsburgh

18.3

Georgetown

Butler

-0.7

Ole Miss

Auburn

-5.0

Air Force

Fresno St.

1.8

Wyoming

Utah St.

-13.6

 

Tuesday’s Best Games On TV

 

Tonight’s small slate of games features a couple of key contests where teams are

jostling for NCAA Tournament berths.  The top game of the night is an inner-city

battle between Virginia Commonwealth and Richmond, two Atlantic 10 rivals

separated by just five miles and a half dozen monuments.

 

If St. John’s has any idea of getting back on the Bubble for a potential NCAA

Tournament at-large bid the Red Storm needs to upset Villanova tonight at Madison

Square Garden.  St. John’s has dropped six of their last eight games.

 

Could it be that last year’s National Champion misses out on an NCAA Tournament

bid?  Virginia is hanging on by a thread in the at-large wars, as the Cavaliers might

become the first champion in five years not to make the Big Dance the next season.

UVA is 5-4 in the ACC and 13-6 overall with a couple of good wins, but multiple bad

losses.  A win tonight over a tough Florida State team could put the Cavs back above

the midpoint of the Bubble, but the Seminoles are competing for a number one

seed, and a road win in the ACC could strengthen that chance.

 

The Big Ten is the strongest conference in the nation today, and when 12 teams in

one league are competing for probably 10 bids, every game is vital.  Purdue is in

10th place in the Big Ten at 4-5/11-9, but the Boilermakers are in contention for an

at-large bid.  Rutgers is in great shape, as the Scarlet Knights are enjoying their best

season since Phil Sellers, Eddie Jordan, and Hollis Copeland made RU basketball the

most exciting event in the Metro NY-NJ area.  This year’s RU team sits at 6-3 in the

Big Ten, good enough for a tie for third and just one game behind the co-leaders.

 

At 2-5/12-8, Georgetown has moved far down the Bubble and is currently an NIT

team from the Big East.  If the tournament started today, five Big East Teams would

have invitations.  Butler 4-3/16-4 would be one of those five.  The Hoyas need a big

win over the Bulldogs tonight.

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

6:30 PM

FS1

St. John’s

Villanova

7:00 PM

ESPN

Virginia

Florida St.

7:00 PM

CBSSN

Va. Commonwealth

Richmond

8:00 PM

BigTen

Rutgers

Purdue

9:00 PM

CBSSN

Georgetown

Butler

 

 

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