The Pi-Rate Ratings

March 10, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For March 10, 2020

Tuesday’s Games

 

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Spread

Delaware St.

Maryland Eastern Shore

0.4

Fairfield

Manhattan

-0.4

Gonzaga

Saint Mary’s

9.8

Hofstra

Northeastern

1.6

Ioina

Canisius

2.1

Jackson St.

Grambling

3.8

Niagara

Marist

1.2

North Dakota St.

North Dakota

6.0

Northern Kentucky

Illinois Chicago

4.3

Prairie View

Alabama A&M

13.9

Robert Morris

St. Francis (PA)

0.1

South Carolina St.

Howard

6.5

Southern

Alabama St.

9.3

Stony Brook

Hartford

8.2

Texas Southern

Alcorn St.

5.8

Vermont

UMBC

16.2

Virginia Tech

North Carolina

-3.1

Wake Forest

Pittsburgh

0.7

 

Tuesday’s TV Schedule

 

Time (EST)

Network

Team

Team

4:30 PM

ACCN

Wake Forest

Pittsburgh

5:00 PM

ESPN3

Fairfield

Manhattan

6:00 PM

Flohoops (pay)

Delaware St.

Maryland Eastern Shore

6:30 PM

ESPN3

Prairie View

Alabama A&M

7:00 PM

ESPN3

Stony Brook

Hartford

7:00 PM

CBSSN

Hofstra

Northeastern

7:00 PM

ESPN

Northern Kentucky

Illinois Chicago

7:00 PM

ACCN

Virginia Tech

North Carolina

7:00 PM

ESPN3

Vermont

UMBC

7:00 PM

ESPN3

Iona

Canisius

7:00 PM

ESPN2

Robert Morris

St. Francis (PA)

8:00 PM

Flohoops (pay)

South Carolina St.

Howard

8:30 PM

ESPN3

Southern U.

Alabama St.

8:30 PM

ESPN3

Texas So.

Grambling

9:00 PM

ESPN2

North Dakota St.

North Dakota

9:00 PM

ESPN3

Jackson St.

Alcorn St.

9:00 PM

ESPN3

Niagara

Marist

 

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS UPDATE

Color Code

Purple–Results From Yesterday

Red–Tournament Champion earned Automatic Bid

Brown–Tournament Games Scheduled Today

Blue–Next Round Scheduled After Today

 

America East Tournament

Semifinals

March 10

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

1 Vermont (25-7)

4 UMBC (16-16)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

2 Stony Brook (20-12)

3 Hartford (17-15)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

 

 

Atlantic Coast Tournament

1st Round

March 10

Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

12 Wake Forest (13-17)

13 Pittsburgh (15-16)

4:30 PM

ACCN

11 Virginia Tech (16-15)

14 North Carolina (13-18)

7:00 PM

ACCN

 

 

Colonial Athletic Tournament

Semifinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Hofstra

75

Delaware

61

Northeastern

68

William & Mary

60

 

Championship

March 10

Washington, D.C. (Entertainment & Sports Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Hofstra (25-8)

6 Northeastern (17-15)

8:00 PM

CBSSN

 

 

Horizon League Tournament

Semifinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Illinois Chicago

73

Wright St.

56

Northern Kentucky

80

Green Bay

69

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

March 10

Indianapolis

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

2 Northern Kentucky (22-9)

Illinois Chicago (17-17)

7:00 PM

ESPN

 

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Tournament

1st Round

March 10

Atlantic City, NJ (Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Fairfield (12-19)

9 Manhattan (12-17)

5:00 PM

ESPN3

7 Iona (11-16)

10 Canisius (12-19)

7:00 PM

ESPN3

6 Niagara (11-20)

11 Marist (7-22)

9:00 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

Mid-American Tournament (MACtion)

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Ohio U

85

Central Michigan

65

Miami (O)

85

Buffalo

79

Toledo

76

Western Michigan

73

Kent St.

86

Eastern Michigan

76

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

1st Round

March 10

Norfolk, VA (Scope Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Delaware St. (5-25)

9 Maryland Eastern Shore (5-26)

6:00 PM

Flohoops (pay)

7 South Carolina St. (11-17)

10 Howard (3-28)

8:00 PM

Flohoops (pay)

 

 

Northeast Tournament

Championship

March 10

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

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Time (ET)

TV

1 Robert Morris (19-14)

2 St. Francis (PA) (22-9)

7:00 PM

ESPN2

 

 

Southern Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

East Tennessee St.

72

Wofford

58

 

 

 

Southwestern Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 10

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

1 Prairie View (18-13)

8 Alabama A&M (8-21)

8:30 PM

ESPN3

4 Jackson St. (14-17)

5 Grambling (17-14)

8:30 PM

ESPN3

2 Southern (16-15)

7 Alabama St. (8-23)

8:30 PM

ESPN3

3 Texas Southern (16-14)

6 Alcorn St. (14-14)

9:00 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

Summit Tournament

Semifinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

North Dakota St.

75

Oral Roberts

69

North Dakota

73

Purdue Fort Wayne

56

 

Championship

March 10

Sioux Falls, SD (Sanford Premier Center)

Home

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Time (ET)

TV

1 North Dakota St. (24-8)

6 North Dakota (15-17)

9:00 PM

ESPN2

 

 

West Coast Tournament

Semifinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Gonzaga

81

San Francisco

77

Saint Mary’s

51

BYU

50

 

Championship

March 10

Las Vegas (Orleans Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Gonzaga (30-2)

3 Saint Mary’s (26-7)

9:00 PM

ESPN

 

Tickets Punched

Automatic Bids Earned

Team

Conference

Record

Utah St.

Mountain West

26-8

Belmont

Ohio Valley

26-7

Winthrop

Big South

24-10

Bradley

Missouri Valley

23-11

Liberty

Atlantic Sun

29-4

Southern

East Tennessee St.

30-4

 

 

 

March 9, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For March 9, 2020

Monday’s Games

 

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Appalachian St.

Coastal Carolina

3.5

Buffalo

Miami (O)

8.4

BYU

Saint Mary’s

4.3

East Tennessee St.

Wofford

7.0

Georgia Southern

Louisiana

8.9

Gonzaga

San Francisco

13.4

Hofstra

Delaware

3.9

Kent St.

Eastern Michigan

7.9

North Dakota

Purdue Fort Wayne

1.8

North Dakota St.

Oral Roberts

0.1

Northeastern

Elon

8.7

Northern Kentucky

Green Bay

4.1

Ohio

Central Michigan

4.9

Toledo

Western Michigan

9.3

Wright St.

Illinois Chicago

6.7

 

Monday’s Key Games On TV

 

Time (EDT)

Network

Team

Team

6:00 PM

CBSSN

Hofstra

Delaware

6:00 PM

ESPN+

North Dakota St.

Oral Roberts

7:00 PM

ESPN

Appalachian St.

Coastal Carolina

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Buffalo

Miami (O)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

East Tennessee St.

Wofford

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Georgia Southern

Louisiana

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Kent St.

Eastern Michigan

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Ohio

Central Michigan

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Toledo

Western Michigan

7:00 PM

ESPNU

Wright St.

Illinois Chicago

7:30 PM

CBSSN

Northeastern

Elon

8:30 PM

ESPN

Gonzaga

San Francisco

9:00 PM

ESPN+

North Dakota

Purdue Fort Wayne

9:30 PM

ESPN2

Northern Kentucky

Green Bay

11:30 PM

ESPN2

BYU

Saint Mary’s

 

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS UPDATE

 

Color Code

Blue–Tournament Begins Later This Week

Green–Tournament Concluded Yesterday

Red–Conference Tournament Champion Has Earned NCAA Automatic Bid

Purple–Yesterday’s Results of Tournaments Still Underway & Next Round Schedule

Brown–Tournament Action Scheduled Today

 

America East Tournament

Semifinals

March 10

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

1 Vermont (25-7)

4 UMBC (16-16)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

2 Stony Brook (20-12)

3 Hartford (17-15)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

 

 

 

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

1st Round

March 11

Brooklyn (Barclays Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

12 George Mason (16-15)

13 Saint Joseph’s (6-25)

1:00 PM

ESPN+

11 Geo. Washington (12-19)

14 Fordham (8-22)

3:30 PM

ESPN+

 

 

Atlantic Coast Tournament

1st Round

March 10

Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

12 Wake Forest (13-17)

13 Pittsburgh (15-16)

4:30 PM

ACCN

11 Virginia Tech (16-15)

14 North Carolina (13-18)

7:00 PM

ACCN

 

 

 

Atlantic Sun Tournament Results

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Liberty

73

Lipscomb

57

 

 

 

Big 12 Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Kansas City (Sprint Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Oklahoma St. (17-14)

9 Iowa St. (12-19)

7:00 PM

ESPNU

7 TCU (16-15)

10 Kansas St. (10-21)

9:00 PM

ESPNU

 

 

 

Big East Tournament

1st Round

March 11

New York (Madison Square Garden)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Georgetown (15-16)

9 St. John’s (16-15)

7:00 PM

FS1

7 Xavier (19-12)

10 DePaul (15-16)

9:30 PM

FS1

 

 

 

Big Sky Tournament

1st Round

March 9

Boise, ID (Century Link Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Weber St. (12-19)

9 Sacramento St. (15-14)

11:30 AM

watchbigsky.com

7 Southern Utah (16-15)

10 Idaho (8-23)

2:00 PM

watchbigsky.com

6 Northern Arizona (16-13)

11 Idaho St. (7-22)

4:30 PM

watchbigsky.com

The Big Sky Conference Network is also available on Pluto TV Channel 530

 

 

 

Big South Tournament Results

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Winthrop

76

Hampton

68

 

 

 

Big Ten Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Indianapolis (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

12 Minnesota (14-16)

13 Northwestern (8-22)

6:00 PM

Big Ten Network

11 Indiana (19-12)

14 Nebraska (7-24)

8:30 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

 

 

Colonial Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Hofstra

61

Drexel

43

Delaware

79

Charleston

67

Elon

68

William & Mary

63

Northeastern

72

Towson

62

 

Semifinals

March 9

Washington, D.C. (Entertainment & Sports Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Hofstra (24-8)

4 Delaware (22-10)

6:00 PM

CBSSN

2 William & Mary (22-10)

6 Northeastern (16-15)

8:30 PM

CBSSN

 

 

 

Conference USA Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Frisco, TX (Ford Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Old Dominion (13-18)

9 Florida Atlantic (16-15)

7:00 PM Court A

ESPN+

5 Florida Intl. (18-13)

12 Rice (15-16)

7:30 PM Court B

ESPN+

7 UAB (18-13)

10 UTSA (13-18)

9:30 PM Court A

ESPN+

6 Marshall (16-15)

11 UTEP (17-14)

10:00 PM Court B

ESPN+

 

 

 

Ivy League Tournament (Ivy Madness)

Semifinals

March 14

Boston (Lavietes Pavilion–Harvard)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Yale (23-7)

4 Penn (16-11)

11:00 AM

ESPNU

2 Harvard (21-8)

3 Princeton (14-13)

2:00 PM

ESPNU

 

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Tournament

1st Round

March 10

Atlantic City, NJ (Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Fairfield (12-19)

9 Manhattan (12-17)

5:00 PM

ESPN3

7 Iona (11-16)

10 Canisius (12-19)

7:00 PM

ESPN3

6 Niagara (11-20)

11 Marist (7-22)

9:00 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

Mid-American Tournament (Get Some MACtion)

1st Round

March 9

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Ohio U (16-15)

9 Central Michigan (14-17)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

5 Buffalo (20-11)

12 Miami (O) (12-19)

7:30 PM

ESPN+

7 Toledo (16-15)

10 Western Michigan (13-18)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

6 Kent St. (19-12)

11 Eastern Michigan (16-15)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

 

 

 

Mid-Eastern Athletic Tournament

1st Round

March 10

Norfolk, VA (Scope Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Delaware St. (5-25)

9 MD Eastern Shore (5-26)

6:00 PM

Flohoops (pay)

7 South Carolina St. (11-17)

10 Howard (3-28)

8:00 PM

Flohoops (pay)

 

 

 

Missouri Valley Tournament (Arch Madness)

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Bradley

80

Valparaiso

66

 

 

 

Northeast Tournament

Championship

March 10

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

1 Robert Morris (19-14)

2 St. Francis (PA) (22-9)

7:00 PM

ESPN2

Pac-12 Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Las Vegas (T-Mobile Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Oregon St. (17-13)

9 Utah (16-14)

3:00 PM

Pac-12 Network

5 Arizona (20-11)

12 Washington (15-16)

5:30 PM

Pac-12 Network

7 Stanford (20-11)

10 California (13-18)

9:00 PM

Pac-12 Network

6 Colorado (21-10)

11 Washington St. (15-16)

11:30 PM

Pac-12 Network

 

 

 

Patriot League Tournament

Semifinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Boston U

64

Bucknell

61

Colgate

89

Lafayette

64

Championship

March 11

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

1 Colgate (25-8)

3 Boston U (20-13)

7:30 PM

CBSSN

 

 

Southeastern Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Nashville (Bridgestone Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

12 Ole Miss (15-16)

13 Georgia (15-16)

7:00 PM

SEC Network

11 Arkansas (19-12)

14 Vanderbilt (11-20)

9:30 PM

SEC Network

 

 

 

Southern Tournament

Semifinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

East Tennessee St.

97

Western Carolina

75

Wofford

72

Chattanooga

70

Championship

March 9

Asheville, NC (Harrah’s Cherokee Center)

Team

Team

Time ET

TV

1 East Tennessee St. (29-4)

7 Wofford (19-15)

7:00 PM

ESPN

 

 

Southland Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Katy, TX (Leonard E. Merrell Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

5 Northwestern St. (14-15)

8 Texas A&M-CC (14-17)

6:00 PM

ESPN+

6 Lamar (16-15)

7 McNeese St. (15-16)

8:30 PM

ESPN+

 

 

 

 

Southwestern Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 10

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

1 Prairie View (18-13)

8 Alabama A&M (8-21)

8:30 PM

ESPN3

4 Jackson St. (14-17)

5 Grambling (17-14)

8:30 PM

ESPN3

2 Southern (16-15)

7 Alabama St. (8-23)

8:30 PM

ESPN3

3 Texas Southern (16-14)

6 Alcorn St. (14-14)

9:00 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

Summit Tournament

Quarterfinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Oral Roberts

79

Omaha

52

North Dakota

74

South Dakota

71

North Dakota St.

71

Denver

69

Purdue Fort Wayne

77

South Dakota St.

74

Summit Tournament

Semifinals

March 9

Sioux Falls, SD (Sanford Premier Center)

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

1 North Dakota St. (23-8)

4 Oral Roberts (17-13)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

7 Purdue Ft. Wayne (14-18)

6 North Dakota (14-17)

9:30 PM

ESPN+

 

 

Sun Belt Tournament

2nd Round

March 9

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

5 Georgia Southern (18-13)

8 Louisiana (14-18)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

6 Appalachian St. (17-14)

10 Coastal Carolna (16-16)

7:00 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 RGV (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+

 

 

 

West Coast Tournament

Semifinals

March 9

Las Vegas (Orleans Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Gonzaga (29-2)

5 San Francisco (22-11)

9:00 PM

ESPN

2 BYU (24-7)

3 Saint Mary’s (25-7)

11:30 PM

ESPN2

 

Dance Tickets Punched

Automatic Bids Earned

Team

Conference

Record

Utah St.

Mountain West

26-8

Belmont

Ohio Valley

26-7

Winthrop

Big South

24-10

Bradley

Missouri Valley

23-11

Liberty

Atlantic Sun

29-4

 

Coming Later Today–Updated Bracketology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 29, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 29, 2020

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Saturday’s Games

 

Home

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Spread

Abilene Christian

Central Arkansas

9.4

Alabama

South Carolina

6.1

Albany

Stony Brook

-3.1

Alcorn St.

Southern

-0.5

Appalachian St.

Coastal Carolina

4.4

Boston U

Bucknell

8.1

Bradley

Loyola (Chi.)

1.9

Brown

Pennsylvania

-1.8

Buffalo

Akron

-1.0

Butler

DePaul

9.4

Cal St. Bakersfield

New Mexico St.

-6.7

Cal St. Northridge

Cal St. Fullerton

3.7

California

Utah

-0.2

California Baptist

Seattle

5.3

Campbell

UNC Asheville

5.2

Canisius

Saint Peter’s

-0.9

Central Connecticut

St. Francis (NY)

-4.9

Charleston

Drexel

8.6

Chattanooga

UNC Greensboro

-3.3

Clemson

Florida St.

-3.3

Colgate

Army

11.3

Colorado St.

Air Force

10.4

Columbia

Dartmouth

-0.8

Cornell

Harvard

-7.5

Denver

Western Illinois

5.5

Drake

Northern Iowa

-5.7

Duquesne

George Mason

8.3

East Carolina

Connecticut

-7.3

East Tennessee St.

Western Carolina

11.0

Eastern Kentucky

Morehead St.

4.1

Eastern Michigan

Central Michigan

4.4

Evansville

Illinois St.

-0.4

Florida Gulf Coast

North Alabama

2.0

Fresno St.

Wyoming

10.9

Furman

Citadel

21.7

Georgia

Arkansas

-1.7

Georgia Tech

Miami

6.6

Gonzaga

Saint Mary’s

13.3

Grambling

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

10.9

Grand Canyon

UT Rio Grande Valley

3.6

Green Bay

Cleveland St.

8.3

Hampton

South Carolina Upstate

4.4

Hawaii

UC Riverside

4.0

Hofstra

James Madison

14.3

Holy Cross

American

-8.4

Houston Baptist

McNeese

-5.7

Illinois Chicago

Oakland

3.8

Indiana St.

Valparaiso

4.5

Iowa

Penn St.

2.9

IUPUI

Detroit

-0.1

Jackson St.

Mississippi Valley St.

17.1

Jacksonville St.

Tennessee Tech

8.5

Kansas St.

Kansas

-12.9

Kennesaw St.

NJIT

-7.8

Kentucky

Auburn

5.3

La Salle

St. Bonaventure

-1.3

Lafayette

Navy

5.1

Lipscomb

Liberty

-9.6

Little Rock

Louisiana

9.4

Loyola (MD)

Lehigh

5.3

Loyola Marymount

San Francisco

-4.8

LSU

Texas A&M

12.3

Maine

UMBC

-2.7

Marquette

Seton Hall

2.4

Maryland

Michigan St.

1.6

Maryland-Eastern Shore

Delaware St.

5.1

Mercer

Wofford

-0.1

Miami (O)

Bowling Green

-2.5

Milwaukee

Youngstown St.

1.4

Missouri

Mississippi St.

-0.2

Missouri St.

Southern Illinois

5.1

Morgan St.

Coppin St.

5.9

Mount St. Mary’s

Fairleigh Dickinson

3.5

Murray St.

Austin Peay

4.6

Nevada

San Diego St.

-5.8

New Hampshire

Binghamton

9.6

New Mexico

Utah St.

-6.7

Niagara

Iona

-2.4

Nicholls

New Orleans

9.9

Norfolk St.

Howard

14.8

North Carolina St.

Pittsburgh

8.5

North Dakota St.

Omaha

7.8

Northern Arizona

Montana St.

4.6

Northern Colorado

Eastern Washington

6.4

Oklahoma St.

Iowa St.

4.2

Ole Miss

Vanderbilt

9.1

Oral Roberts

Purdue Fort Wayne

10.8

Pepperdine

BYU

-9.5

Prairie View A&M

Alabama St.

12.4

Presbyterian

Charleston Southern

0.5

Radford

Gardner-Webb

6.9

Richmond

Massachusetts

12.2

Robert Morris

St. Francis (PA)

0.2

Sacramento St.

Montana

0.5

Sacred Heart

Long Island

6.3

Saint Joseph’s

Fordham

2.8

Samford

VMI

-0.4

San Diego

Pacific

-2.8

San Jose St.

UNLV

14.2

Santa Clara

Portland

11.2

SIU-Edwardsville

Eastern Illinois

-4.1

South Alabama

Troy

10.4

South Carolina St.

North Carolina Central

-1.9

South Dakota

North Dakota

6.8

Southeast Louisiana

Northwestern St.

-0.9

Southern Utah

Idaho

13.0

Stephen F. Austin

Lamar

12.0

Stetson

Jacksonville

0.1

Syracuse

North Carolina

5.4

TCU

Baylor

-8.3

Tennessee

Florida

-0.5

Tennessee St.

Belmont

-8.0

Texas A&M-CC

Incarnate Word

10.3

Texas Southern

Alabama A&M

10.7

Texas Tech

Texas

9.6

Toledo

Ball St.

1.9

Tulane

Memphis

-6.9

Tulsa

Central Florida

6.5

UC Davis

Long Beach St.

8.3

UC Irvine

UC Santa Barbara

6.7

UCLA

Arizona

-5.6

UMass Lowell

Vermont

-10.6

UMKC

Chicago St.

22.5

UNC Wilmington

Delaware

-3.3

USC

Arizona St.

3.3

UT Martin

Southeast Missouri

3.7

VCU

George Washington

14.4

Villanova

Providence

8.2

Virginia

Duke

-6.3

Wagner

Bryant

-3.4

Wake Forest

Notre Dame

0.2

Weber St.

Portland St.

-1.4

West Virginia

Oklahoma

7.7

Western Michigan

Northern Illinois

-1.8

William & Mary

Elon

9.2

Winthrop

High Point

17.9

Yale

Princeton

12.1

 

Saturday’s Important TV Games

 

Games in which both teams are competing for an at-large NCAA Tournament Bid or a regular conference championship in a one-bid league

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

12:00 PM

Fox

Villanova

Providence

12:00 PM

BTN

Iowa

Penn St.

12:00 PM

ESPN

Texas Tech

Texas

2:00 PM

ESPN

TCU

Baylor

2:00 PM

ACCN

Clemson

Florida St.

2:30 PM

Fox

Marquette

Seton Hall

3:45 PM

CBS

Kentucky

Auburn

4:00 PM

ESPN2

West Virginia

Oklahoma

6:00 PM

ESPN

Virginia

Duke

6:00 PM

ESPN+

Brown

Penn

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Yale

Princeton

8:00 PM

ESPN

Maryland

Michigan St.

8:00 PM

ESPN+

Murray St.

Austin Peay

8:00 PM

ESPNU

USC

Arizona St.

8:30 PM

SECN

Alabama

South Carolina

10:00 PM

ESPN2

Gonzaga

Saint Mary’s

10:00 PM

ESPN

UCLA

Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 27, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 27, 2020

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Thursday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Austin Peay

Morehead St.

12.3

Belmont

Tennessee Tech

21.1

Cal Poly

UC Irvine

-11.5

Cal St. Bakersfield

UT Rio Grande Valley

2.3

California

Colorado

-9.9

Canisius

Iona

1.7

Charleston

Delaware

4.7

Charleston Southern

Gardner-Webb

-2.2

Fairleigh Dickinson

Bryant

0.4

Florida Atlantic

UTSA

2.7

Florida Gulf Coast

Jacksonville

-0.2

Florida Intl.

North Texas

-2.7

Gonzaga

San Diego

26.3

Grand Canyon

New Mexico St.

-5.9

Green Bay

Youngstown St.

3.5

Hampton

Radford

-7.2

Hawaii

Cal St. Fullerton

7.9

High Point

UNC Asheville

-2.0

Hofstra

Towson

6.9

Idaho St.

Portland St.

-3.2

Illinois Chicago

Detroit

7.1

IUPUI

Oakland

-4.4

Kennesaw St.

Liberty

-23.0

Little Rock

UL Monroe

10.3

Long Island

Wagner

9.1

Loyola Marymount

Pacific

-1.4

Merrimack

Central Connecticut

16.0

Miami (O)

Central Michigan

-0.6

Michigan

Wisconsin

6.6

Milwaukee

Cleveland St.

6.2

Murray St.

Eastern Kentucky

12.5

Nebraska

Ohio St.

-9.8

Niagara

Saint Peter’s

-4.1

North Alabama

NJIT

4.1

North Dakota St.

South Dakota St.

2.2

Northeastern

James Madison

12.5

Northern Arizona

Montana

-0.7

Northern Colorado

Idaho

17.4

Northwestern

Illinois

-6.8

Oral Roberts

Western Illinois

15.1

Oregon

Oregon St.

10.4

Presbyterian

Longwood

0.1

Purdue

Indiana

4.7

Sacramento St.

Montana St.

4.3

Sacred Heart

St. Francis (NY)

9.9

San Francisco

Portland

15.8

Santa Clara

Saint Mary’s

-6.3

South Carolina Upstate

Winthrop

-9.7

Southeast Missouri

Eastern Illinois

-5.0

Southern Utah

Eastern Washington

2.2

St. Francis (PA)

Mount St. Mary’s

9.2

Stetson

North Florida

-5.6

Tennessee St.

Jacksonville St.

2.8

UAB

Marshall

0.7

UC Riverside

UC Santa Barbara

-0.5

UCLA

Arizona St.

0.6

UNC Wilmington

Drexel

-0.5

USC

Arizona

-3.9

UT Martin

SIU-Edwardsville

4.5

Western Kentucky

Louisiana Tech

0.1

Wichita St.

Temple

9.7

 

Key TV Games On Thursday

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

7:00 PM

ESPN2

Michigan

Wisconsin

7:00 PM

FS1

Purdue

Indiana

8:00 PM

ESPN+

Murray St.

Eastern Kentucky

9:00 PM

ESPN+

North Dakota St.

South Dakota St.

10:00 PM

ESPN

USC

Arizona

11:00 PM

Pac12

UCLA

Arizona St.

 

 

 

February 20, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 20, 2020

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Thursday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Albany

UMBC

5.4

Appalachian St.

South Alabama

4.0

Arizona

Oregon St.

12.8

Arizona St.

Oregon

-0.6

Binghamton

UMass Lowell

-2.6

BYU

Santa Clara

16.4

Cal Poly

UC Davis

-2.7

Cal St. Fullerton

UC Santa Barbara

-2.9

Charleston Southern

Campbell

0.9

Cleveland St.

Northern Kentucky

-6.7

Coastal Carolina

Troy

7.9

Colorado

USC

8.6

Delaware

Northeastern

-0.3

Denver

Oral Roberts

-8.2

Drexel

Hofstra

-4.4

Eastern Illinois

Murray St.

-4.6

Eastern Kentucky

Tennessee St.

-0.4

Eastern Washington

Sacramento St.

7.0

Gonzaga

San Francisco

18.1

Hampton

Gardner-Webb

-4.5

High Point

Presbyterian

0.5

Idaho

Northern Arizona

-2.2

Indiana St.

Northern Iowa

-3.3

Iowa

Ohio St.

1.6

Jacksonville

Lipscomb

4.0

Jacksonville St.

Southeast Missouri

9.8

James Madison

Elon

3.1

Liberty

North Florida

9.6

Morehead St.

Belmont

-11.9

Nebraska

Michigan St.

-10.9

New Hampshire

Hartford

3.4

NJIT

Stetson

2.7

North Alabama

Kennesaw St.

14.7

Northern Colorado

Southern Utah

7.2

Portland

Pepperdine

-5.3

Portland St.

Montana St.

3.7

Purdue Fort Wayne

Omaha

-0.5

Radford

UNC Asheville

11.3

Saint Mary’s

Loyola Marymount

16.1

Seattle

Grand Canyon

4.1

SIU-Edwardsville

Austin Peay

-9.9

South Carolina Upstate

Longwood

1.5

Southern Illinois

Evansville

9.4

Stony Brook

Vermont

-3.7

Temple

Connecticut

0.2

Tennessee Tech

UT Martin

0.7

Texas St.

Georgia Southern

6.1

Towson

William & Mary

5.2

UC Riverside

Hawaii

2.0

UT Arlington

Georgia St.

1.8

Utah

UCLA

2.3

Utah Valley

Cal St. Bakersfield

1.7

Washington

Stanford

2.7

Wichita St.

South Florida

11.1

Youngstown St.

Wright St.

-5.8

 

Thursday’s Key Games

Maybe the best top games of the week

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

7:00 PM

ESPN

Iowa

Ohio St.

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Liberty

North Florida

7:00 PM

ESPNU

Stony Brook

Vermont

8:00 PM

ESPN+

Texas St.

Georgia Southern

9:00 PM

ESPN

Arizona St.

Oregon

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Colorado

USC

 

The Big Three Mid-Major Conference Games on TV Tonight

Liberty vs. North Florida–The winner most likely will end up with the number one seed in the Atlantic Sun Conference.  North Florida won the first contest 71-70 in a tight game that stayed close for 40 minutes.  At the time, Liberty was 19-1 and on the cusp of becoming ranked in the top 25.

North Florida’s starting lineup all average double figure points per game.  The Ospreys are by far the best shooting team in the A-Sun, both inside and outside the 3-point line and at the foul line.

Liberty has the best defense in the A-Sun, and the Flames go seven deep with little drop in talent.  With the A-Sun Tournament played on the home courts of the higher seeds, and with these two teams being the two powers of the league, the NCAA Tournament bid will be decided when these two probably play for a third time.  Home court advantage will probably decide it.  Liberty has the edge tonight, which should give the Flames the edge when they play again in a couple weeks.

 

Stony Brook vs. Vermont–Vermont has a 2 1/2 game lead over second place Stony Brook, so this is a must win for Stony Brook as far as the regular season conference race goes.  The conference tournament is played on the home courts of the higher seeds, so getting the #1 seed means home court advantage all the way to the Championship.

These are the top two programs in the league.  Vermont has won 14 of their last 15 games, and they have a conference scoring margin of +15.8 points per game.  The Catamounts dominate every important analytic statistic in the America East Conference.  

On paper, Stony Brook doesn’t have the resume of a team that looks capable of beating Vermont.  The Seawolves barely hold control of the number two spot in the league, but they have done something no other A-East team has done–they beat Vermont, and they did it in Burlington no less.

 

Texas St. vs. Georgia Southern–These two teams are still in contention for the regular season Sun Belt Conference Championship, as they are tied for third with 10-6 SBC records, just two games behind league leader Little Rock and one game behind second place Georgia St.  

Texas St. has one of the top players in the league in senior guard Nijel Pearson.  Pearson combines excellent long range shooting with the ability to get inside and score on the offensive side and fight for rebounds on the defensive end.  Earlier this season, he almost single-handily kept Texas St. in the game at Baylor, and the Bobcats scared the top-ranked team in Waco before finally losing by nine points.

Georgia Southern has a small but quick lineup, and the Eagles are fun to watch play.  This could be the most exciting game of the night.

 

 

February 8, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For February 8, 2020

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Saturday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Abilene Christian

Lamar

6.0

Air Force

San Diego St.

-14.6

Akron

Eastern Michigan

13.4

American

Army

6.1

Appalachian St.

Texas St.

-1.0

Arizona

UCLA

16.3

Arizona St.

USC

3.9

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Alabama A&M

0.3

Auburn

LSU

4.4

Baylor

Oklahoma St.

13.8

Belmont

Austin Peay

7.8

Bethune-Cookman

North Carolina A&T

2.8

Binghamton

Maine

2.6

Boston University

Holy Cross

17.4

Bowling Green

Toledo

1.7

Brown

Harvard

-4.6

Bryant

Central Connecticut St.

17.3

BYU

San Francisco

11.6

Cal St. Fullerton

UC Davis

1.5

Cal St. Northridge

UC Riverside

1.0

California Baptist

Grand Canyon

7.3

Campbell

Presbyterian

7.2

Charleston

Elon

14.3

Charleston Southern

Hampton

5.0

Charlotte

UTSA

5.4

Chicago St.

UT Rio Grande Valley

-15.6

Citadel

VMI

-0.1

Coastal Carolina

UT Arlington

-2.4

Colgate

Navy

10.4

Colorado

Stanford

6.8

Columbia

Pennsylvania

-4.6

Coppin St.

North Carolina Central

-1.7

Cornell

Princeton

-3.2

Creighton

St. John’s

8.6

Dayton

Saint Louis

15.8

Delaware

James Madison

9.4

Denver

Purdue Fort Wayne

0.4

Drexel

Towson

-0.7

Duquesne

St. Bonaventure

5.4

Eastern Illinois

Morehead St.

7.0

Eastern Washington

Montana St.

6.7

Florida A&M

Howard

11.8

Florida Atlantic

Florida Intl.

1.2

Florida Gulf Coast

North Florida

-6.2

Florida St.

Miami (Fla.)

13.7

Fordham

Richmond

-10.3

George Washington

Rhode Island

-8.9

Georgetown

DePaul

6.0

Georgia

Alabama

-0.7

Grambling

Southern

2.4

Hartford

Vermont

-10.8

High Point

Radford

-10.3

Hofstra

Northeastern

4.2

Houston Baptist

Northwestern St.

-1.8

Idaho

Montana

-5.8

Idaho St.

Sacramento St.

-1.3

Illinois Chicago

Green Bay

1.7

Illinois St.

Indiana St.

-5.3

Incarnate Word

Southeast Louisiana

-0.2

Indiana

Purdue

1.3

Iowa

Nebraska

14.0

Iowa St.

Kansas St.

4.8

IUPUI

Milwaukee

-3.3

Jackson St.

Alcorn St.

1.2

Kennesaw St.

Lipscomb

-10.2

La Salle

Saint Joseph’s

6.2

Lafayette

Lehigh

11.2

Little Rock

Arkansas St.

8.3

Long Island

Merrimack

2.1

Longwood

Winthrop

-10.4

Louisiana

Georgia Southern

-2.1

Louisville

Virginia

11.0

Loyola (MD)

Bucknell

1.1

Marshall

Louisiana Tech

-3.6

McNeese

Central Arkansas

6.7

Memphis

South Florida

10.2

Mercer

East Tennessee St.

-9.3

Michigan

Michigan St.

-3.7

Middle Tennessee

Rice

-0.3

Mississippi St.

Vanderbilt

14.3

Mississippi Valley St.

Alabama St.

-8.4

Missouri

Arkansas

-4.1

Missouri Kansas City

New Mexico St.

-6.3

Morgan St.

MD Eastern Shore

12.3

Nevada

San Jose St.

18.5

New Hampshire

Stony Brook

-5.3

New Mexico

Wyoming

12.4

Nicholls St.

Sam Houston St.

1.9

NJIT

Jacksonville

1.1

Norfolk St.

Delaware St.

16.8

North Alabama

Liberty

-10.4

North Carolina

Duke

-12.7

North Dakota

South Dakota

-0.5

North Dakota St.

Oral Roberts

4.4

Northern Iowa

Drake

11.4

Northern Kentucky

Detroit

12.4

Ohio

Miami (O)

4.6

Oklahoma

West Virginia

-3.9

Old Dominion

UTEP

3.4

Ole Miss

Florida

-3.1

Oregon St.

Oregon

-3.5

Pacific

Pepperdine

4.0

Penn St.

Minnesota

6.2

Pittsburgh

Georgia Tech

2.6

Prairie View A&M

Texas Southern

6.5

Sacred Heart

Robert Morris

4.6

Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga

-4.9

San Diego

Portland

7.0

SIU Edwardsville

Eastern Kentucky

-2.1

South Carolina

Texas A&M

8.5

South Dakota St.

Omaha

8.8

Southeast Missouri

Tennessee Tech

3.7

Southern Illinois

Missouri St.

3.3

Southern Utah

Portland St.

6.1

St. Francis (NY)

Mount St. Mary’s

0.2

Stephen F. Austin

New Orleans

16.3

Syracuse

Wake Forest

7.7

TCU

Kansas

-10.3

Temple

SMU

1.5

Tennessee

Kentucky

-0.7

Tennessee St.

Murray St.

-3.7

Texas

Texas Tech

-1.9

Tulane

East Carolina

6.1

UAB

North Texas

-4.2

UCSB

UC-Irvine

-0.8

UL Monroe

Georgia St.

-7.7

UMass Lowell

UMBC

3.9

UNC Wilmington

William & Mary

-5.4

UNLV

Fresno St.

4.7

USC Upstate

Gardner-Webb

-0.8

UT Martin

Jacksonville St.

-0.8

Utah

California

7.5

Utah St.

Boise St.

7.5

Utah Valley

Seattle

0.1

Villanova

Seton Hall

2.1

Virginia Tech

Boston College

8.6

Wagner

St. Francis (PA)

-5.9

Weber St.

Northern Arizona

-0.1

Western Carolina

Furman

-3.3

Western Kentucky

Southern Miss.

13.4

Western Michigan

Ball St.

-6.0

Wofford

Chattanooga

5.5

Wright St.

Oakland

10.7

Xavier

Providence

4.5

Yale

Dartmouth

15.1

Youngstown St.

Cleveland St.

7.3

 

Saturday’s Best TV Games

 

Time (EST)

Network

Home

Visitor

12:00 PM

ESPN2

TCU

Kansas

12:00 PM

ACCN

Florida St.

Miami (Fla.)

12:00 PM

12:00 PM

ESPN

Fox

Auburn

Michigan

LSU

Michigan St.

1:00 PM

CBS

Tennessee

Kentucky

2:00 PM

CBSSN

Dayton

Saint Louis

2:00 PM

ESPNU

Oklahoma

West Virginia

2:00 PM

ESPN

Indiana

Purdue

2:30 PM

Fox

Villanova

Seton Hall

3:00 PM

NBCSN

Duquesne

Saint Bonaventure

4:00 PM

ESPN

Louisville

Virginia

4:00 PM

BTN

Penn St.

Minnesota

4:00 PM

ESPN2

Texas

Texas Tech

4:00 PM

ESPN3

Northern Iowa

Drake

4:30 PM

ESPN+

Mercer

East Tennessee St.

6:00 PM

ESPN

North Carolina

Duke

6:00 PM

CBSSN

Creighton

St. John’s

6:00 PM

Pac12

Colorado

Stanford

6:00 PM

ESPN+

Belmont

Austin Peay

6:00 PM

ESPN+

Brown

Harvard

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Hartford

Vermont

8:00 PM

FS1

Xavier

Providence

8:30 PM

ESPN+

Tennessee St.

Murray St.

10:00 PM

ESPN

Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga

10:00 PM

ESPN2

Arizona

UCLA

10:00 PM

ESPNU

UCSB

UC-Irvine

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 9, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For January 9, 2020

Power Conference Games & Top 25 Teams Playing Thursday

 

Home

Visitor

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Michigan

Purdue

5.1

Wichita St.

Memphis

2.5

Michigan St.

Minnesota

12.1

Oregon

Arizona

1.2

Stanford

Washington

1.7

California

Washington St.

-0.1

Oregon St.

Arizona St.

4.7

Saint Mary’s

BYU

2.3

 

Coming Tomorrow–Updated Ratings and Bracketology

March 11, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Monday, March 11, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Savannah State

85.2

0.0

Delaware State

79.5

5.7

Hofstra

106.3

0.0

Delaware

95.0

11.3

Wofford

113.2

0.0

UNC Greensboro

105.8

7.4

North Dakota State

97.8

0.0

Western Illinois

92.6

5.2

Central Michigan

101.9

2.5

Western Michigan

94.6

9.8

Wright State

102.9

0.0

Green Bay

97.8

5.1

Eastern Michigan

100.3

3.0

Ball State

102.8

0.5

Akron

103.5

2.5

Miami (OH)

101.2

4.8

Charleston

103.4

1.5

Northeastern

105.8

-0.9

Gonzaga

124.4

0.0

Pepperdine

100.6

23.8

Iona

98.0

0.0

Monmouth

93.9

4.1

Northern Illinois

101.1

2.5

Ohio

98.4

5.2

Northern Kentucky

104.4

0.0

Oakland

98.3

6.1

Omaha

100.1

0.0

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.5

0.6

Saint Mary’s

110.4

0.0

San Diego

105.5

4.9

 

PiRate Ratings  (1-353)

Rk

Team

PiRate

Conf

1

Gonzaga

124.4

West Coast

2

Virginia

123.3

ACC

3

Duke

123.2

ACC

4

North Carolina

121.0

ACC

5

Michigan St.

120.5

Big Ten

6

Tennessee

118.9

SEC

7

Kentucky

118.3

SEC

8

Texas Tech

118.3

Big 12

9

Michigan

118.1

Big Ten

10

Purdue

117.6

Big Ten

11

Virginia Tech

116.5

ACC

12

Wisconsin

115.7

Big Ten

13

Auburn

115.7

SEC

14

Nevada

115.0

Mtn West

15

Houston

115.0

AAC

16

Kansas

114.9

Big 12

17

Florida St.

114.7

ACC

18

Iowa St.

114.1

Big 12

19

Louisville

114.0

ACC

20

LSU

114.0

SEC

21

Buffalo

113.6

MAC

22

Maryland

113.4

Big Ten

23

Mississippi St.

113.4

SEC

24

Villanova

113.3

Big East

25

Kansas St.

113.2

Big 12

26

Wofford

113.2

SoCon

27

North Carolina St.

112.9

ACC

28

Marquette

112.6

Big East

29

Clemson

112.2

ACC

30

Texas

112.0

Big 12

31

Florida

111.7

SEC

32

Cincinnati

111.4

AAC

33

Oklahoma

111.3

Big 12

34

Syracuse

111.3

ACC

35

Virginia Commonwealth

111.1

Atl 10

36

Iowa

110.9

Big Ten

37

Indiana

110.6

Big Ten

38

Baylor

110.6

Big 12

39

Central Florida

110.6

AAC

40

Nebraska

110.5

Big Ten

41

Saint Mary’s

110.4

West Coast

42

Ohio St.

110.3

Big Ten

43

Penn St.

110.2

Big Ten

44

Mississippi

110.1

SEC

45

Creighton

110.0

Big East

46

Utah St.

110.0

Mtn West

47

TCU

110.0

Big 12

48

Minnesota

109.3

Big Ten

49

Oregon

109.3

Pac-12

50

Belmont

109.0

Ohio Val

51

Murray St.

109.0

Ohio Val

52

Lipscomb

108.8

A-Sun

53

Arkansas

108.7

SEC

54

Seton Hall

108.4

Big East

55

Dayton

108.4

Atl 10

56

Arizona St.

108.4

Pac-12

57

Butler

108.2

Big East

58

Alabama

108.0

SEC

59

Toledo

107.9

MAC

60

Furman

107.8

SoCon

61

St. John’s

107.8

Big East

62

New Mexico St.

107.7

WAC

63

Miami (Fla)

107.5

ACC

64

Fresno St.

107.5

Mtn West

65

Northwestern

107.2

Big Ten

66

Temple

107.2

AAC

67

Xavier

107.2

Big East

68

San Francisco

107.0

West Coast

69

Colorado

107.0

Pac-12

70

Davidson

106.8

Atl 10

71

Memphis

106.8

AAC

72

South Carolina

106.8

SEC

73

Providence

106.7

Big East

74

Hofstra

106.3

Colonial

75

East Tennessee St.

106.3

SoCon

76

Georgetown

106.3

Big East

77

Liberty

106.2

A-Sun

78

Illinois

106.2

Big Ten

79

Oregon St.

106.2

Pac-12

80

Missouri

106.1

SEC

81

Rutgers

106.0

Big Ten

82

Yale

106.0

Ivy

83

Vermont

106.0

Amer East

84

Notre Dame

105.9

ACC

85

Arizona

105.9

Pac-12

86

UNC Greensboro

105.8

SoCon

87

Northeastern

105.8

Colonial

88

USC

105.7

Pac-12

89

South Dakota St.

105.6

Summit

90

BYU

105.6

West Coast

91

Washington

105.5

Pac-12

92

UC Irvine

105.5

Big West

93

San Diego

105.5

West Coast

94

Texas A&M

105.4

SEC

95

Connecticut

105.2

AAC

96

Pittsburgh

105.1

ACC

97

West Virginia

104.9

Big 12

98

DePaul

104.9

Big East

99

UCLA

104.9

Pac-12

100

Oklahoma St.

104.8

Big 12

101

Wichita St.

104.8

AAC

102

Grand Canyon

104.7

WAC

103

Georgia Tech

104.6

ACC

104

Georgia Southern

104.6

Sun Belt

105

Northern Kentucky

104.4

Horizon

106

Boston College

104.3

ACC

107

SMU

104.2

AAC

108

Utah

104.2

Pac-12

109

Utah Valley

104.0

WAC

110

Stanford

103.9

Pac-12

111

San Diego St.

103.8

Mtn West

112

Loyola (Chi)

103.8

Missouri Val

113

Old Dominion

103.8

CUSA

114

Penn

103.6

Ivy

115

Georgia St.

103.6

Sun Belt

116

Georgia

103.5

SEC

117

Akron

103.5

MAC

118

Charleston

103.4

Colonial

119

Southern Miss

103.4

CUSA

120

Saint Louis

103.3

Atl 10

121

South Florida

103.2

AAC

122

Texas St.

103.2

Sun Belt

123

Jacksonville St.

103.2

Ohio Val

124

Tulsa

103.2

AAC

125

Western Kentucky

103.1

CUSA

126

Austin Peay

103.0

Ohio Val

127

Bowling Green

103.0

MAC

128

Harvard

102.9

Ivy

129

St. Bonaventure

102.9

Atl 10

130

Wright St.

102.9

Horizon

131

Ball St.

102.8

MAC

132

Drake

102.8

Missouri Val

133

Montana

102.8

Big Sky

134

Boise St.

102.6

Mtn West

135

Rhode Island

102.4

Atl 10

136

Radford

102.4

Big South

137

Loyola Marymount

102.2

West Coast

138

Colgate

102.1

Patriot

139

Bucknell

102.0

Patriot

140

Vanderbilt

102.0

SEC

141

Central Michigan

101.9

MAC

142

Louisiana Tech

101.8

CUSA

143

Southern Illinois

101.6

Missouri Val

144

Washington St.

101.6

Pac-12

145

Kent St.

101.5

MAC

146

Brown

101.4

Ivy

147

George Mason

101.4

Atl 10

148

Louisiana Monroe

101.3

Sun Belt

149

Miami (O)

101.2

MAC

150

UNLV

101.1

Mtn West

151

Northern Illinois

101.1

MAC

152

UC Santa Barbara

101.0

Big West

153

North Texas

100.9

CUSA

154

Abilene Christian

100.9

Southland

155

Coastal Carolina

100.7

Sun Belt

156

Pepperdine

100.6

West Coast

157

Samford

100.5

SoCon

158

Northern Colorado

100.4

Big Sky

159

Wake Forest

100.3

ACC

160

Eastern Michigan

100.3

MAC

161

Stony Brook

100.1

Amer East

162

UAB

100.1

CUSA

163

Gardner Webb

100.1

Big South

164

Omaha

100.1

Summit

165

Duquesne

100.1

Atl 10

166

Bradley

99.9

Missouri Val

167

UT Arlington

99.8

Sun Belt

168

Lehigh

99.8

Patriot

169

UTSA

99.8

CUSA

170

Louisiana

99.7

Sun Belt

171

Marshall

99.7

CUSA

172

Missouri St.

99.6

Missouri Val

173

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.5

Summit

174

Saint Joseph’s

99.4

Atl 10

175

Charleston Southern

99.4

Big South

176

Princeton

99.3

Ivy

177

Northern Iowa

99.3

Missouri Val

178

New Mexico

99.3

Mtn West

179

Sam Houston St.

99.2

Southland

180

Winthrop

99.2

Big South

181

Colorado St.

99.2

Mtn West

182

Richmond

99.0

Atl 10

183

Cal St. Fullerton

98.9

Big West

184

NJIT

98.8

A-Sun

185

Hartford

98.8

Amer East

186

Campbell

98.8

Big South

187

Florida Atlantic

98.7

CUSA

188

Seattle

98.6

WAC

189

Presbyterian

98.5

Big South

190

Weber St.

98.5

Big Sky

191

Ohio

98.4

MAC

192

Hawaii

98.4

Big West

193

Rider

98.4

Metro Atl

194

Oakland

98.3

Horizon

195

Mercer

98.2

SoCon

196

Illinois St.

98.1

Missouri Val

197

Hampton

98.1

Big South

198

Iona

98.0

Metro Atl

199

IUPUI

98.0

Horizon

200

Santa Clara

98.0

West Coast

201

American

98.0

Patriot

202

Lamar

98.0

Southland

203

North Florida

98.0

A-Sun

204

Appalachian St.

97.9

Sun Belt

205

Valparaiso

97.8

Missouri Val

206

Green Bay

97.8

Horizon

207

North Dakota St.

97.8

Summit

208

UT Rio Grande Valley

97.6

WAC

209

California Baptist

97.5

WAC

210

Massachusetts

97.5

Atl 10

211

Florida Int’l.

97.4

CUSA

212

Dartmouth

97.4

Ivy

213

South Alabama

97.4

Sun Belt

214

Illinois Chicago

97.3

Horizon

215

William & Mary

97.3

Colonial

216

La Salle

97.2

Atl 10

217

Indiana St.

97.2

Missouri Val

218

Columbia

97.2

Ivy

219

Pacific

97.1

West Coast

220

Fairleigh Dickinson

97.1

Northeast

221

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.0

Amer East

222

Long Beach St.

96.9

Big West

223

Texas Southern

96.9

SWAC

224

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.7

WAC

225

South Dakota

96.7

Summit

226

Quinnipiac

96.6

Metro Atl

227

Cornell

96.4

Ivy

228

Evansville

96.4

Missouri Val

229

Boston University

96.2

Patriot

230

High Point

96.2

Big South

231

Little Rock

96.1

Sun Belt

232

Prairie View A&M

96.1

SWAC

233

Florida Gulf Coast

96.0

A-Sun

234

Holy Cross

95.9

Patriot

235

St. Francis PA

95.8

Northeast

236

Army

95.8

Patriot

237

UC Davis

95.6

Big West

238

Troy

95.6

Sun Belt

239

Sacred Heart

95.5

Northeast

240

Eastern Washington

95.5

Big Sky

241

Eastern Kentucky

95.4

Ohio Val

242

Middle Tennessee

95.2

CUSA

243

Fordham

95.2

Atl 10

244

Drexel

95.2

Colonial

245

Montana St.

95.2

Big Sky

246

Siena

95.1

Metro Atl

247

Norfolk St.

95.1

MEAC

248

California

95.0

Pac-12

249

Long Island

95.0

Northeast

250

Delaware

95.0

Colonial

251

Missouri Kansas City

95.0

WAC

252

Robert Morris

94.9

Northeast

253

UMass Lowell

94.9

Amer East

254

Air Force

94.8

Mtn West

255

Morehead St.

94.8

Ohio Val

256

Southeastern Louisiana

94.7

Southland

257

Portland St.

94.7

Big Sky

258

Western Michigan

94.6

MAC

259

Canisius

94.6

Metro Atl

260

UNC Wilmington

94.6

Colonial

261

Arkansas St.

94.5

Sun Belt

262

North Dakota

94.5

Summit

263

The Citadel

94.5

SoCon

264

Jacksonville

94.4

A-Sun

265

Detroit

94.4

Horizon

266

Marist

94.4

Metro Atl

267

Rice

94.3

CUSA

268

Chattanooga

94.3

SoCon

269

Sacramento St.

94.2

Big Sky

270

New Orleans

94.0

Southland

271

Towson

94.0

Colonial

272

Albany

94.0

Amer East

273

Loyola (MD)

93.9

Patriot

274

St. Francis (BKN)

93.9

Northeast

275

Monmouth

93.9

Metro Atl

276

James Madison

93.9

Colonial

277

Grambling St.

93.7

SWAC

278

Texas A&M-CC

93.7

Southland

279

East Carolina

93.7

AAC

280

Cal St. Northridge

93.7

Big West

281

Youngstown St.

93.5

Horizon

282

Houston Baptist

93.3

Southland

283

George Washington

93.3

Atl 10

284

Fairfield

93.2

Metro Atl

285

Navy

93.1

Patriot

286

Southern Utah

93.0

Big Sky

287

Tulane

92.9

AAC

288

Western Carolina

92.9

SoCon

289

North Carolina Central

92.8

MEAC

290

Cleveland St.

92.8

Horizon

291

Milwaukee

92.6

Horizon

292

Oral Roberts

92.6

Summit

293

Western Illinois

92.6

Summit

294

UT Martin

92.5

Ohio Val

295

UTEP

92.5

CUSA

296

Bethune Cookman

92.5

MEAC

297

Tennessee St.

92.5

Ohio Val

298

Lafayette

92.4

Patriot

299

North Carolina A&T

92.2

MEAC

300

Longwood

92.2

Big South

301

Charlotte

92.2

CUSA

302

Wagner

92.1

Northeast

303

Stephen F. Austin

92.1

Southland

304

Northern Arizona

92.1

Big Sky

305

Saint Peter’s

92.0

Metro Atl

306

VMI

91.9

SoCon

307

Niagara

91.9

Metro Atl

308

Elon

91.9

Colonial

309

Eastern Illinois

91.7

Ohio Val

310

UC Riverside

91.6

Big West

311

Central Arkansas

91.6

Southland

312

Nicholls St.

91.5

Southland

313

Howard

91.4

MEAC

314

North Alabama

91.2

A-Sun

315

Southeast Missouri St.

91.2

Ohio Val

316

Denver

91.1

Summit

317

Manhattan

90.8

Metro Atl

318

Idaho St.

90.7

Big Sky

319

Wyoming

90.3

Mtn West

320

Arkansas Pine Bluff

90.2

SWAC

321

Central Connecticut

90.0

Northeast

322

Jackson St.

89.9

SWAC

323

Binghamton

89.8

Amer East

324

Mount St. Mary’s

89.7

Northeast

325

Portland

89.6

West Coast

326

Florida A&M

89.6

MEAC

327

Tennessee Tech

89.5

Ohio Val

328

Bryant

89.3

Northeast

329

McNeese St.

88.9

Southland

330

Alabama St.

88.8

SWAC

331

Maine

88.6

Amer East

332

Cal Poly

88.4

Big West

333

SIU Edwardsville

88.0

Ohio Val

334

Stetson

87.9

A-Sun

335

USC Upstate

87.7

Big South

336

Morgan St.

87.6

MEAC

337

Southern

87.3

SWAC

338

South Carolina St.

87.3

MEAC

339

Northwestern St.

86.4

Southland

340

New Hampshire

86.2

Amer East

341

Kennesaw St.

86.1

A-Sun

342

San Jose St.

85.4

Mtn West

343

Savannah St.

85.2

MEAC

344

Idaho

85.0

Big Sky

345

Coppin St.

84.9

MEAC

346

Incarnate Word

84.6

Southland

347

Alabama A&M

84.6

SWAC

348

UNC Asheville

84.1

Big South

349

Alcorn St.

84.0

SWAC

350

Mississippi Valley St.

82.8

SWAC

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.1

MEAC

352

Delaware St.

79.5

MEAC

353

Chicago St.

79.3

WAC

PiRate Ratings (Alphabetical)

Rk

Team

PiRate

154

Abilene Christian

100.9

254

Air Force

94.8

117

Akron

103.5

58

Alabama

108.0

347

Alabama A&M

84.6

330

Alabama St.

88.8

272

Albany

94.0

349

Alcorn St.

84.0

201

American

98.0

204

Appalachian St.

97.9

85

Arizona

105.9

56

Arizona St.

108.4

53

Arkansas

108.7

320

Arkansas Pine Bluff

90.2

261

Arkansas St.

94.5

236

Army

95.8

13

Auburn

115.7

126

Austin Peay

103.0

131

Ball St.

102.8

38

Baylor

110.6

50

Belmont

109.0

296

Bethune Cookman

92.5

323

Binghamton

89.8

134

Boise St.

102.6

106

Boston College

104.3

229

Boston University

96.2

127

Bowling Green

103.0

166

Bradley

99.9

146

Brown

101.4

328

Bryant

89.3

139

Bucknell

102.0

21

Buffalo

113.6

57

Butler

108.2

90

BYU

105.6

332

Cal Poly

88.4

224

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.7

183

Cal St. Fullerton

98.9

280

Cal St. Northridge

93.7

248

California

95.0

209

California Baptist

97.5

186

Campbell

98.8

259

Canisius

94.6

311

Central Arkansas

91.6

321

Central Connecticut

90.0

39

Central Florida

110.6

141

Central Michigan

101.9

118

Charleston

103.4

175

Charleston Southern

99.4

301

Charlotte

92.2

268

Chattanooga

94.3

353

Chicago St.

79.3

32

Cincinnati

111.4

29

Clemson

112.2

290

Cleveland St.

92.8

155

Coastal Carolina

100.7

138

Colgate

102.1

69

Colorado

107.0

181

Colorado St.

99.2

218

Columbia

97.2

95

Connecticut

105.2

345

Coppin St.

84.9

227

Cornell

96.4

45

Creighton

110.0

212

Dartmouth

97.4

70

Davidson

106.8

55

Dayton

108.4

250

Delaware

95.0

352

Delaware St.

79.5

316

Denver

91.1

98

DePaul

104.9

265

Detroit

94.4

132

Drake

102.8

244

Drexel

95.2

3

Duke

123.2

165

Duquesne

100.1

279

East Carolina

93.7

75

East Tennessee St.

106.3

309

Eastern Illinois

91.7

241

Eastern Kentucky

95.4

160

Eastern Michigan

100.3

240

Eastern Washington

95.5

308

Elon

91.9

228

Evansville

96.4

284

Fairfield

93.2

220

Fairleigh Dickinson

97.1

31

Florida

111.7

326

Florida A&M

89.6

187

Florida Atlantic

98.7

233

Florida Gulf Coast

96.0

211

Florida Int’l.

97.4

17

Florida St.

114.7

243

Fordham

95.2

64

Fresno St.

107.5

60

Furman

107.8

163

Gardner Webb

100.1

147

George Mason

101.4

283

George Washington

93.3

76

Georgetown

106.3

116

Georgia

103.5

104

Georgia Southern

104.6

115

Georgia St.

103.6

103

Georgia Tech

104.6

1

Gonzaga

124.4

277

Grambling St.

93.7

102

Grand Canyon

104.7

206

Green Bay

97.8

197

Hampton

98.1

185

Hartford

98.8

128

Harvard

102.9

192

Hawaii

98.4

230

High Point

96.2

74

Hofstra

106.3

234

Holy Cross

95.9

15

Houston

115.0

282

Houston Baptist

93.3

313

Howard

91.4

344

Idaho

85.0

318

Idaho St.

90.7

78

Illinois

106.2

214

Illinois Chicago

97.3

196

Illinois St.

98.1

346

Incarnate Word

84.6

37

Indiana

110.6

217

Indiana St.

97.2

198

Iona

98.0

36

Iowa

110.9

18

Iowa St.

114.1

199

IUPUI

98.0

322

Jackson St.

89.9

264

Jacksonville

94.4

123

Jacksonville St.

103.2

276

James Madison

93.9

16

Kansas

114.9

25

Kansas St.

113.2

341

Kennesaw St.

86.1

145

Kent St.

101.5

7

Kentucky

118.3

216

La Salle

97.2

298

Lafayette

92.4

202

Lamar

98.0

168

Lehigh

99.8

77

Liberty

106.2

52

Lipscomb

108.8

231

Little Rock

96.1

222

Long Beach St.

96.9

249

Long Island

95.0

300

Longwood

92.2

170

Louisiana

99.7

148

Louisiana Monroe

101.3

142

Louisiana Tech

101.8

19

Louisville

114.0

112

Loyola (Chi)

103.8

273

Loyola (MD)

93.9

137

Loyola Marymount

102.2

20

LSU

114.0

331

Maine

88.6

317

Manhattan

90.8

266

Marist

94.4

28

Marquette

112.6

171

Marshall

99.7

22

Maryland

113.4

221

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.0

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.1

210

Massachusetts

97.5

329

McNeese St.

88.9

71

Memphis

106.8

195

Mercer

98.2

63

Miami (Fla)

107.5

149

Miami (O)

101.2

9

Michigan

118.1

5

Michigan St.

120.5

242

Middle Tennessee

95.2

291

Milwaukee

92.6

48

Minnesota

109.3

44

Mississippi

110.1

23

Mississippi St.

113.4

350

Mississippi Valley St.

82.8

80

Missouri

106.1

251

Missouri Kansas City

95.0

172

Missouri St.

99.6

275

Monmouth

93.9

133

Montana

102.8

245

Montana St.

95.2

255

Morehead St.

94.8

336

Morgan St.

87.6

324

Mount St. Mary’s

89.7

51

Murray St.

109.0

285

Navy

93.1

40

Nebraska

110.5

14

Nevada

115.0

340

New Hampshire

86.2

178

New Mexico

99.3

62

New Mexico St.

107.7

270

New Orleans

94.0

307

Niagara

91.9

312

Nicholls St.

91.5

184

NJIT

98.8

247

Norfolk St.

95.1

314

North Alabama

91.2

4

North Carolina

121.0

299

North Carolina A&T

92.2

289

North Carolina Central

92.8

27

North Carolina St.

112.9

262

North Dakota

94.5

207

North Dakota St.

97.8

203

North Florida

98.0

153

North Texas

100.9

87

Northeastern

105.8

304

Northern Arizona

92.1

158

Northern Colorado

100.4

151

Northern Illinois

101.1

177

Northern Iowa

99.3

105

Northern Kentucky

104.4

65

Northwestern

107.2

339

Northwestern St.

86.4

84

Notre Dame

105.9

194

Oakland

98.3

191

Ohio

98.4

42

Ohio St.

110.3

33

Oklahoma

111.3

100

Oklahoma St.

104.8

113

Old Dominion

103.8

164

Omaha

100.1

292

Oral Roberts

92.6

49

Oregon

109.3

79

Oregon St.

106.2

219

Pacific

97.1

114

Penn

103.6

43

Penn St.

110.2

156

Pepperdine

100.6

96

Pittsburgh

105.1

325

Portland

89.6

257

Portland St.

94.7

232

Prairie View A&M

96.1

189

Presbyterian

98.5

176

Princeton

99.3

73

Providence

106.7

10

Purdue

117.6

173

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.5

226

Quinnipiac

96.6

136

Radford

102.4

135

Rhode Island

102.4

267

Rice

94.3

182

Richmond

99.0

193

Rider

98.4

252

Robert Morris

94.9

81

Rutgers

106.0

269

Sacramento St.

94.2

239

Sacred Heart

95.5

174

Saint Joseph’s

99.4

120

Saint Louis

103.3

41

Saint Mary’s

110.4

305

Saint Peter’s

92.0

179

Sam Houston St.

99.2

157

Samford

100.5

93

San Diego

105.5

111

San Diego St.

103.8

68

San Francisco

107.0

342

San Jose St.

85.4

200

Santa Clara

98.0

343

Savannah St.

85.2

188

Seattle

98.6

54

Seton Hall

108.4

246

Siena

95.1

333

SIU Edwardsville

88.0

107

SMU

104.2

213

South Alabama

97.4

72

South Carolina

106.8

338

South Carolina St.

87.3

225

South Dakota

96.7

89

South Dakota St.

105.6

121

South Florida

103.2

315

Southeast Missouri St.

91.2

256

Southeastern Louisiana

94.7

337

Southern

87.3

143

Southern Illinois

101.6

119

Southern Miss

103.4

286

Southern Utah

93.0

129

St. Bonaventure

102.9

274

St. Francis (BKN)

93.9

235

St. Francis PA

95.8

61

St. John’s

107.8

110

Stanford

103.9

303

Stephen F. Austin

92.1

334

Stetson

87.9

161

Stony Brook

100.1

34

Syracuse

111.3

47

TCU

110.0

66

Temple

107.2

6

Tennessee

118.9

297

Tennessee St.

92.5

327

Tennessee Tech

89.5

30

Texas

112.0

94

Texas A&M

105.4

278

Texas A&M-CC

93.7

223

Texas Southern

96.9

122

Texas St.

103.2

8

Texas Tech

118.3

263

The Citadel

94.5

59

Toledo

107.9

271

Towson

94.0

238

Troy

95.6

287

Tulane

92.9

124

Tulsa

103.2

162

UAB

100.1

237

UC Davis

95.6

92

UC Irvine

105.5

310

UC Riverside

91.6

152

UC Santa Barbara

101.0

99

UCLA

104.9

253

UMass Lowell

94.9

348

UNC Asheville

84.1

86

UNC Greensboro

105.8

260

UNC Wilmington

94.6

150

UNLV

101.1

88

USC

105.7

335

USC Upstate

87.7

167

UT Arlington

99.8

294

UT Martin

92.5

208

UT Rio Grande Valley

97.6

108

Utah

104.2

46

Utah St.

110.0

109

Utah Valley

104.0

295

UTEP

92.5

169

UTSA

99.8

205

Valparaiso

97.8

140

Vanderbilt

102.0

83

Vermont

106.0

24

Villanova

113.3

2

Virginia

123.3

35

Virginia Commonwealth

111.1

11

Virginia Tech

116.5

306

VMI

91.9

302

Wagner

92.1

159

Wake Forest

100.3

91

Washington

105.5

144

Washington St.

101.6

190

Weber St.

98.5

97

West Virginia

104.9

288

Western Carolina

92.9

293

Western Illinois

92.6

125

Western Kentucky

103.1

258

Western Michigan

94.6

101

Wichita St.

104.8

215

William & Mary

97.3

180

Winthrop

99.2

12

Wisconsin

115.7

26

Wofford

113.2

130

Wright St.

102.9

319

Wyoming

90.3

67

Xavier

107.2

82

Yale

106.0

281

Youngstown St.

93.5

 

PiRate Ratings (Conference)

#

America East

PiRate

83

Vermont

106.0

161

Stony Brook

100.1

185

Hartford

98.8

221

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.0

253

UMass Lowell

94.9

272

Albany

94.0

323

Binghamton

89.8

331

Maine

88.6

340

New Hampshire

86.2

 

 

#

American Athletic

PiRate

15

Houston

115.0

32

Cincinnati

111.4

39

Central Florida

110.6

66

Temple

107.2

71

Memphis

106.8

95

Connecticut

105.2

101

Wichita St.

104.8

107

SMU

104.2

121

South Florida

103.2

124

Tulsa

103.2

279

East Carolina

93.7

287

Tulane

92.9

 

 

#

Atlantic 10

PiRate

35

Virginia Commonwealth

111.1

55

Dayton

108.4

70

Davidson

106.8

120

Saint Louis

103.3

129

St. Bonaventure

102.9

135

Rhode Island

102.4

147

George Mason

101.4

165

Duquesne

100.1

174

Saint Joseph’s

99.4

182

Richmond

99.0

210

Massachusetts

97.5

216

La Salle

97.2

243

Fordham

95.2

283

George Washington

93.3

 

 

#

Atlantic Coast

PiRate

2

Virginia

123.3

3

Duke

123.2

4

North Carolina

121.0

11

Virginia Tech

116.5

17

Florida St.

114.7

19

Louisville

114.0

27

North Carolina St.

112.9

29

Clemson

112.2

34

Syracuse

111.3

63

Miami (Fla)

107.5

84

Notre Dame

105.9

96

Pittsburgh

105.1

103

Georgia Tech

104.6

106

Boston College

104.3

159

Wake Forest

100.3

 

 

#

Atlantic Sun

PiRate

52

Lipscomb

108.8

77

Liberty

106.2

184

NJIT

98.8

203

North Florida

98.0

233

Florida Gulf Coast

96.0

264

Jacksonville

94.4

314

North Alabama

91.2

334

Stetson

87.9

341

Kennesaw St.

86.1

 

 

#

Big 12

PiRate

8

Texas Tech

118.3

16

Kansas

114.9

18

Iowa St.

114.1

25

Kansas St.

113.2

30

Texas

112.0

33

Oklahoma

111.3

38

Baylor

110.6

47

TCU

110.0

97

West Virginia

104.9

100

Oklahoma St.

104.8

 

 

#

Big East

PiRate

24

Villanova

113.3

28

Marquette

112.6

45

Creighton

110.0

54

Seton Hall

108.4

57

Butler

108.2

61

St. John’s

107.8

67

Xavier

107.2

73

Providence

106.7

76

Georgetown

106.3

98

DePaul

104.9

 

 

#

Big Sky

PiRate

133

Montana

102.8

158

Northern Colorado

100.4

190

Weber St.

98.5

240

Eastern Washington

95.5

245

Montana St.

95.2

257

Portland St.

94.7

269

Sacramento St.

94.2

286

Southern Utah

93.0

304

Northern Arizona

92.1

318

Idaho St.

90.7

344

Idaho

85.0

 

 

#

Big South

PiRate

136

Radford

102.4

163

Gardner Webb

100.1

175

Charleston Southern

99.4

180

Winthrop

99.2

186

Campbell

98.8

189

Presbyterian

98.5

197

Hampton

98.1

230

High Point

96.2

300

Longwood

92.2

335

USC Upstate

87.7

348

UNC Asheville

84.1

 

 

#

Big Ten

PiRate

5

Michigan St.

120.5

9

Michigan

118.1

10

Purdue

117.6

12

Wisconsin

115.7

22

Maryland

113.4

36

Iowa

110.9

37

Indiana

110.6

40

Nebraska

110.5

42

Ohio St.

110.3

43

Penn St.

110.2

48

Minnesota

109.3

65

Northwestern

107.2

78

Illinois

106.2

81

Rutgers

106.0

 

 

#

Big West

PiRate

92

UC Irvine

105.5

152

UC Santa Barbara

101.0

183

Cal St. Fullerton

98.9

192

Hawaii

98.4

222

Long Beach St.

96.9

237

UC Davis

95.6

280

Cal St. Northridge

93.7

310

UC Riverside

91.6

332

Cal Poly

88.4

 

 

#

Colonial Athletic

PiRate

74

Hofstra

106.3

87

Northeastern

105.8

118

Charleston

103.4

215

William & Mary

97.3

244

Drexel

95.2

250

Delaware

95.0

260

UNC Wilmington

94.6

271

Towson

94.0

276

James Madison

93.9

308

Elon

91.9

 

 

#

Conference USA

PiRate

113

Old Dominion

103.8

119

Southern Miss

103.4

125

Western Kentucky

103.1

142

Louisiana Tech

101.8

153

North Texas

100.9

162

UAB

100.1

169

UTSA

99.8

171

Marshall

99.7

187

Florida Atlantic

98.7

211

Florida Int’l.

97.4

242

Middle Tennessee

95.2

267

Rice

94.3

295

UTEP

92.5

301

Charlotte

92.2

 

 

#

Horizon

PiRate

105

Northern Kentucky

104.4

130

Wright St.

102.9

194

Oakland

98.3

199

IUPUI

98.0

206

Green Bay

97.8

214

Illinois Chicago

97.3

265

Detroit

94.4

281

Youngstown St.

93.5

290

Cleveland St.

92.8

291

Milwaukee

92.6

 

 

#

Ivy

PiRate

82

Yale

106.0

114

Penn

103.6

128

Harvard

102.9

146

Brown

101.4

176

Princeton

99.3

212

Dartmouth

97.4

218

Columbia

97.2

227

Cornell

96.4

 

 

#

Metro Atlantic

PiRate

193

Rider

98.4

198

Iona

98.0

226

Quinnipiac

96.6

246

Siena

95.1

259

Canisius

94.6

266

Marist

94.4

275

Monmouth

93.9

284

Fairfield

93.2

305

Saint Peter’s

92.0

307

Niagara

91.9

317

Manhattan

90.8

 

 

#

Mid-American

PiRate

21

Buffalo

113.6

59

Toledo

107.9

117

Akron

103.5

127

Bowling Green

103.0

131

Ball St.

102.8

141

Central Michigan

101.9

145

Kent St.

101.5

149

Miami (O)

101.2

151

Northern Illinois

101.1

160

Eastern Michigan

100.3

191

Ohio

98.4

258

Western Michigan

94.6

 

 

#

Mideastern Athletic

PiRate

247

Norfolk St.

95.1

289

North Carolina Central

92.8

296

Bethune Cookman

92.5

299

North Carolina A&T

92.2

313

Howard

91.4

326

Florida A&M

89.6

336

Morgan St.

87.6

338

South Carolina St.

87.3

343

Savannah St.

85.2

345

Coppin St.

84.9

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.1

352

Delaware St.

79.5

 

 

#

Missouri Valley

PiRate

112

Loyola (Chi)

103.8

132

Drake

102.8

143

Southern Illinois

101.6

166

Bradley

99.9

172

Missouri St.

99.6

177

Northern Iowa

99.3

196

Illinois St.

98.1

205

Valparaiso

97.8

217

Indiana St.

97.2

228

Evansville

96.4

 

 

#

Mountain West

PiRate

14

Nevada

115.0

46

Utah St.

110.0

64

Fresno St.

107.5

111

San Diego St.

103.8

134

Boise St.

102.6

150

UNLV

101.1

178

New Mexico

99.3

181

Colorado St.

99.2

254

Air Force

94.8

319

Wyoming

90.3

342

San Jose St.

85.4

 

 

#

Northeast

PiRate

220

Fairleigh Dickinson

97.1

235

St. Francis PA

95.8

239

Sacred Heart

95.5

249

Long Island

95.0

252

Robert Morris

94.9

274

St. Francis (BKN)

93.9

302

Wagner

92.1

321

Central Connecticut

90.0

324

Mount St. Mary’s

89.7

328

Bryant

89.3

 

 

#

Ohio Valley

PiRate

50

Belmont

109.0

51

Murray St.

109.0

123

Jacksonville St.

103.2

126

Austin Peay

103.0

241

Eastern Kentucky

95.4

255

Morehead St.

94.8

294

UT Martin

92.5

297

Tennessee St.

92.5

309

Eastern Illinois

91.7

315

Southeast Missouri St.

91.2

327

Tennessee Tech

89.5

333

SIU Edwardsville

88.0

 

 

#

Pac-12

PiRate

49

Oregon

109.3

56

Arizona St.

108.4

69

Colorado

107.0

79

Oregon St.

106.2

85

Arizona

105.9

88

USC

105.7

91

Washington

105.5

99

UCLA

104.9

108

Utah

104.2

110

Stanford

103.9

144

Washington St.

101.6

248

California

95.0

 

 

#

Patriot

PiRate

138

Colgate

102.1

139

Bucknell

102.0

168

Lehigh

99.8

201

American

98.0

229

Boston University

96.2

234

Holy Cross

95.9

236

Army

95.8

273

Loyola (MD)

93.9

285

Navy

93.1

298

Lafayette

92.4

 

 

#

Southeastern

PiRate

6

Tennessee

118.9

7

Kentucky

118.3

13

Auburn

115.7

20

LSU

114.0

23

Mississippi St.

113.4

31

Florida

111.7

44

Mississippi

110.1

53

Arkansas

108.7

58

Alabama

108.0

72

South Carolina

106.8

80

Missouri

106.1

94

Texas A&M

105.4

116

Georgia

103.5

140

Vanderbilt

102.0

 

 

#

Southern

PiRate

26

Wofford

113.2

60

Furman

107.8

75

East Tennessee St.

106.3

86

UNC Greensboro

105.8

157

Samford

100.5

195

Mercer

98.2

263

The Citadel

94.5

268

Chattanooga

94.3

288

Western Carolina

92.9

306

VMI

91.9

 

#

Southland

PiRate

154

Abilene Christian

100.9

179

Sam Houston St.

99.2

202

Lamar

98.0

256

Southeastern Louisiana

94.7

270

New Orleans

94.0

278

Texas A&M-CC

93.7

282

Houston Baptist

93.3

303

Stephen F. Austin

92.1

311

Central Arkansas

91.6

312

Nicholls St.

91.5

329

McNeese St.

88.9

339

Northwestern St.

86.4

346

Incarnate Word

84.6

 

 

#

Southwestern Athletic

PiRate

223

Texas Southern

96.9

232

Prairie View A&M

96.1

277

Grambling St.

93.7

320

Arkansas Pine Bluff

90.2

322

Jackson St.

89.9

330

Alabama St.

88.8

337

Southern

87.3

347

Alabama A&M

84.6

349

Alcorn St.

84.0

350

Mississippi Valley St.

82.8

 

 

#

Summit

PiRate

89

South Dakota St.

105.6

164

Omaha

100.1

173

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.5

207

North Dakota St.

97.8

225

South Dakota

96.7

262

North Dakota

94.5

292

Oral Roberts

92.6

293

Western Illinois

92.6

316

Denver

91.1

 

 

#

Sun Belt

PiRate

104

Georgia Southern

104.6

115

Georgia St.

103.6

122

Texas St.

103.2

148

Louisiana Monroe

101.3

155

Coastal Carolina

100.7

167

UT Arlington

99.8

170

Louisiana

99.7

204

Appalachian St.

97.9

213

South Alabama

97.4

231

Little Rock

96.1

238

Troy

95.6

261

Arkansas St.

94.5

 

 

#

West Coast

PiRate

1

Gonzaga

124.4

41

Saint Mary’s

110.4

68

San Francisco

107.0

90

BYU

105.6

93

San Diego

105.5

137

Loyola Marymount

102.2

156

Pepperdine

100.6

200

Santa Clara

98.0

219

Pacific

97.1

325

Portland

89.6

 

 

#

Western Athletic

PiRate

62

New Mexico St.

107.7

102

Grand Canyon

104.7

109

Utah Valley

104.0

188

Seattle

98.6

208

UT Rio Grande Valley

97.6

209

California Baptist

97.5

224

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.7

251

Missouri Kansas City

95.0

353

Chicago St.

79.3

 

Conference Tournaments Update

Atlantic Sun Conference

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

Liberty

74

Lipscomb

68

 

 

Big South Conference

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

Gardner-Webb

76

Radford

65

 

 

Colonial Athletic Association

Site: North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC

Quarterfinals–Sunday, March 10

Hofstra

76

James Madison

67

Delaware

85

William & Mary

79

Northeastern

80

UNC Wilmington

59

Charleston

73

Drexel

61

 

Semifinals–Monday, March 11

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Hofstra (26-6)

5

Delaware (17-15)

2

Northeastern (21-10)

3

Charleston (24-8)

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

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

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Iona

73

Siena

57

Monmouth

73

Canisius

59

Championship Game–Monday, March 11

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Iona (16-15)

6

Monmouth (14-20)

 

 

Mid-American Conference (MACtion)

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

First Round–Monday, March 11

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

8

Akron (16-15)

9

Miami (O) (15-16)

5

Central Michigan (21-10)

12

Western Michigan (8-23)

7

Northern Illinois (15-16)

10

Ohio (14-16)

6

Eastern Michigan (15-16)

11

Ball St. (15-16)

 

 

Missouri Valley Conference (Arch Madness)

Site: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

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

Bradley

57

Northern Iowa

54

 

 

Patriot League

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Colgate

80

Navy

70

Bucknell

97

Lehigh

75

 

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

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Colgate (23-10)

2

Bucknell (21-10)

 

 

Southern Conference

Site: US Cellular Center, Asheville, NC

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Wofford

81

East Tennessee St.

72

UNC Greensboro

66

Furman

62

 

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

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Wofford (28-4)

2

UNC Greensboro (28-5)

 

 

Summit League

Site: Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Quarterfinals

North Dakota St.

86

Oral Roberts

73

Purdue Ft. Wayne

96

South Dakota

70

 

Semifinals–Monday, March 11

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Western Illinois (10-20)

4

North Dakota St. (16-15)

2

Omaha (20-10)

3

Purdue Ft. Wayne (18-14)

 

West Coast Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Semifinals–Monday, March 11

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

Saint Mary’s (20-11)

6

San Diego (21-13)

1

Gonzaga (29-2)

8

Pepperdine (16-17)

 

Teams With Automatic Bids

Team

Conf

W-L

Liberty

Atlantic Sun

28-6

Gardner-Webb

Big South

23-11

Murray St.

Ohio Valley

27-4

Bradley

Missouri Valley

20-14

 

March 12, 2018

Selection Committee Got It Right–Only Because The Criteria Was Wrong

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee is under fire today for how teams like Oklahoma, Arizona State,  and Syracuse made the tournament, while teams like Saint Mary’s, Middle Tennessee State, and USC did not.

Don’t blame this Committee.  They did not create the criteria that they use to select the teams.  You wouldn’t blame a jury if the judge orders them not to consider the most convincing evidence in a trial, and it produces the opposite verdict.

We are hearing interesting rumors that Louisville and USC received punitive treatment due to the impending FBI probe, but we do not buy into this rumor.

The reality is that Oklahoma, Arizona State, and Syracuse are in the field, and USC, Saint Mary’s, and Middle Tennessee are not.

The PiRate Bracket Gurus correctly picked 67 of the 68 teams, missing on USC versus Syracuse.  They don’t want to make this sound like sour grapes here, and they are not responsible in the least for our comments, but we find it a laughing joke that the Trojans did not make the tournament, while Arizona State did make the tournament.

Again, it is not the Committee’s fault that the most convincing evidence that would show the superior team was not admissible in this case.  USC finished in 2nd place in the Pac-12, while Arizona State finished tied for 8th place, with only three teams below the Sun Devils in the standings.  USC bested ASU by four games in the conference standings!

How can a team finish 22.2% better in the majority part of an identical schedule than another team and see the weaker team make the tournament, while they did not?  This is why March Madness is more mad due to inferior selection criteria.

We repeat a comparison we made earlier this season.  Take the NFL Playoffs.  Let’s say that during the first month of the season, The New York Giants beat Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh and lead the NFC East at 4-0, while The Eagles are 2-2, with victories over Washington and Tampa Bay.

At this point in the season, the Giants are the best team in the NFL, while Philly is in the bottom half.  Now, from this point on, the Giants finish 5-7 for a 9-7 record.  The Eagles go 9-3 for an 11-5 record.

So, in the playoffs, the Giants are selected by the NFL Selection Committee due to their Quadrant 1 NFL wins in September, while the Eagles have to go to the Bert Bell Playoff Bowl in Miami (Google It–There really was a bowl game in the NFL).

If the NFL stages its playoffs this way, the league would be the laughingstock of sports.  The playoffs would be a big joke.  Yet, in college basketball, the public is brainwashed into believing that this giant tournament of mostly mediocrity is can’t miss entertainment.

The PiRates can easily miss seeing almost all these games where one or more of the combatants fared so poorly in the regular season that in decades past, their coaches might have been fired or put on a hot seat.

Allowing the 8th best team in a rather weak conference to have a chance to play for the national championship is par for the course in this everybody gets a trophy society.  When it comes down to it, neither USC nor Arizona State should have been invited to the NCAA Tournament.  Likewise, no team that did not win a conference championship should have been invited.  There are 32 conferences.  There should be 32 teams invited to the tournament, the 32 champions.

Before you say, “Hey Bucakroo, you cannot be serious about including Radford but not Duke,” let us preface that we favor just the 32 conference champions, but we also would favor handicapping the tournament so that the top 10 conference champions would receive byes to the Sweet 16, while the other 22 conference champions would have to compete in a play-in tournament to narrow from 22 to 12 to 6.  The 6 play-in winners would fill out the Sweet 16.

This is exactly how the NCAA Tournament used to be conducted.  Back in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, six to eight conference champions received automatic byes to the Sweet 16, while 14 to 18 other conference champions (and top Independents) were forced to play-in to the Sweet 16.  The bye conferences were determined by the past 5 years results in prior NCAA Tournaments.

Four plus decades ago, over half of the division 1 teams in the East were independents, playing in a loosely-knit organization called the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference).  Prior to 1975, the ECAC was guaranteed two spots in the NCAA Tournament, while other Independents from the South, Midwest, and West could only be selected as at-large entries if and when the NCAA determined they were worthy.

Usually, 24 teams were selected for the NCAA Tournament.  There were eight teams that received byes and 16 teams that played into the Sweet 16.  On the third Saturday of March, the play-in games were played on neutral sites.  Then, on the following Thursday night (Friday night until 1968), the Sweet 16 Round was played, and the Elite 8 Round was played on Saturday.  There were regional consolation games to give each region four total games.

Then, the Final Four was played the following Thursday night with a consolation game and National Championship Game played on Saturday afternoon.  Starting in 1973, the Final Four moved to its present Saturday afternoon-Monday night format.

The explanation that the tournament became huge when it moved to 64 and then 68 teams is not actual fact.  The tournament was already big before it began to expand.  It would have continued to gain fan support if it had stayed exactly the same, and it is our opinion that it would be even bigger than it is today had it remained a tournament of conference champions.

With today’s format, a lot of really fantastic marquee games never happen.  The so-called media darling long shots that pull off a first round upset or sneak into the Sweet 16 eventually get blown out by a power conference team, giving the power conference team somewhat of a breather to the next round.  With 32 first round games, there are going to be a handful of upsets when a power team either overlooks the smaller school or comes out flat, while the other team plays the game of its lives.

The 1927 New York Yankees occasionally had an off day and lost to the Washington Senators (8 times that year).  They even lost a game to the St. Louis Browns.  There is always that odd day or night where things just don’t go the way they should 99% of the time.  It actually hurts the tournament when a #2 seed loses to a #15 seed, because the #15 seed isn’t going anywhere, while the #2 seed could have given the public a really incredible Elite 8 game against a #1 seed.

With that in mind, the PiRates have two separate ideas that would make the NCAA Basketball Tournament much better than it is now.  It would still give the Radford’s a real chance to compete for the title, and it would eliminate the ridiculous, human-error-laced, Selection Committee trying to create a reason why the 12-6 number two team from a power conference stays home, while the 8-10 number eight place (tied for 8th) team from that same conference makes the field.

Option A: Split Division 1 into D1 Large and D1 Small.  D1 Large would be the top 16 conferences, while D1 Small would be the bottom 16 conferences.

Conduct separate 16-team playoffs in the same manner that the NBA now uses.  4 rounds of best of 7 playoffs with the higher-ranked team getting home court advantage.  This option allows the home town fans a chance to see their team play on its home court, whereas only a handful of fans can afford to travel all over the map to watch them play in far away outposts.  How many Buffalo Bulls fans will make the trip to Boise, Idaho?

You could add a twist to the playoff formats and incorporate the relegation and promotion rules from soccer, where the conference of the Small Champion is promoted to Large, and the conference with the weakest-rated Large Champion being relegated to Small.

Imagine a Final Four with Arizona playing Kansas in a best of 7, and Virginia playing Michigan State in a best of 7.  What would the TV ratings be on these series rather than seeing a Sweet 16 game between one of these powers and a long shot low-major team that will lose by 20+ in the Sweet 16?  The two series would dwarf the ratings of today’s earlier rounds where teams are forced to play in the mornings and afternoons of weekdays.

Option B would be to revert back to how the tournament was conducted in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.  Take the 22 weakest conferences and send their champions to a 22 to 12 to 6 play-in.  Send the other 10 top conference champions expressly to the Sweet 16.

Sure, teams like North Carolina, Villanova, and Michigan would not be in the tournament, but then neither would be 8-10 Arizona State or 8-10 Syracuse.  Villanova, Michigan, Purdue, Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas Tech, West Virginia, and USC among others would give the 16-team (like it was when it was great) NIT a great group of teams, so great that they could return to playing all 15 games at Madison Square Garden.

Most of you reading this today are wondering what our schedule will be for the NCAA Tournament.  Usually, today is the day we release our annual Bracketnomics report showing what back-tested data has been successful in isolating past NCAA Tournament winners.

The PiRates have made some sweeping changes this year, as advanced metrics have made our past bracket-picking criteria somewhat obsolete.  We still have our exceptional R+T weighted rating, and it still represents a huge chunk of what works for us, but we have dropped a lot of the other former data.  With advanced metrics like true shooting% and a better way to compare teams based on strength of schedule, we will be releasing an all-inclusive, somewhat explanatory reveal Tuesday afternoon.

March 11, 2018

PiRate Ratings’ Bracket Gurus’ Final Predictions For the Field of 68

That Darn Davidson
Call it the Steph Curry Effect. It would happen that the one bid-stealing team in the Conference Tournament part of March Madness would be a team from a conference that played its championship game on Selection Sunday afternoon.

 
At least the Selection Committee had to deal with this contingency as well. If our Bracket Gurus know their stuff, they believe that bubble burst popping sound you just heard emanated from Moraga, California, and Saint Mary’s just became a number one seed in the NIT.

What about the other near miss teams?  Our gurus believe (but not unanimously) the bubbles had already burst on Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Syracuse, Marquette, Baylor, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma St.

Now, with Davidson getting in with the automatic bid, some non-guru bracketologists might simple place the Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament and remove A-10 member St. Bonaventure. It doesn’t work like that. All of our Gurus already locked the Bonnies into the field. Saint Mary’s had the bottom score of the 68 teams, and with the Gaels sulking as they prepare to host an NIT game (or if our Gurus miss), now the #68 team is Arizona St. The Sun Devils are not really affected by the upset in D.C., if our Gurus have it right. They were already headed to Dayton as one of the Last Four in.

The team other than Saint Mary’s that suffered from Davidson’s win is the former last team in with a bye. USC was the number 64 team on the seed line, but after Davidson removed Saint Mary’s from the 11-seed line, it knocked the Trojans down to the fourth weakest Guru score. Thus, the Trojans are picked to join Arizona State, St. Bonaventure, and Texas in First Four games in Dayton.

Our Gurus had a difficult time narrowing the field of 68 from a field of 71. Word leaked out of the Selection Committee early Sunday morning, that all but one at-large spot had been determined prior to any games this afternoon. Our Gurus took that as a slap across 14 faces. If the Committee had it down to 69, then they could too. Between 8AM and Noon Eastern Time today, the Gurus agreed to vote Louisville, Middle Tennessee St., Marquette, and Syracuse off the Madness Island. Pending the outcome of the Davidson-Rhode Island game, the Gurus had the teams selected. A couple of late games might have affected a couple of seeds, as Cincinnati and Tennessee could swap with a Volunteer win and Bearcat loss. Tennessee lost to Kentucky in the SEC Championship, so Cincinnati should stay where they are, win or lose in the AAC Championship Game, which is about to tip off.
Since we are going to press before the American Athletic Conference Tournament ends, we told our Gurus to assume that Cincinnati wins the game and keeps their high seed.  There is a chance a Cinti loss could elevate another team from three to two seed, but we believe the Committee doesn’t want to mess with this contingency this late in the game.  We figured that time was more of the essence than waiting for the last game to finish.
So, with that in mind, here is the PiRate Ratings Bracket Gurus’ Final Prediction. If we get 68 out of 68 again this year, it will be a minor miracle. It wasn’t easy for the Gurus to come close to a consensus. Middle Tennessee, Louisville, Syracuse, Marquette, and Baylor all received at least one vote out of 14 Guru lists. Saint Mary’s, Arizona St., and Texas were left off at least 3 of the 14 ballots.

 

Seed Team Conference
1 Virginia ACC
1 Villanova B-EAST
1 Xavier B-EAST
1 Kansas B12
2 Duke ACC
2 Purdue B-TEN
2 North Carolina ACC
2 Cincinnati AAC
3 Michigan St. B-TEN
3 Tennessee SEC
3 Michigan B-TEN
3 Auburn SEC
4 West Virginia B12
4 Arizona PAC-12
4 Texas Tech B12
4 Wichita St. AAC
5 Clemson ACC
5 Gonzaga WCC
5 Kentucky SEC
5 Ohio St. B-TEN
6 Houston AAC
6 Florida SEC
6 Miami (Fla.) ACC
6 Arkansas SEC
7 Texas A&M SEC
7 TCU B12
7 Rhode Island A-10
7 Seton Hall B-EAST
8 Nevada MWC
8 Virginia Tech ACC
8 Missouri SEC
8 Providence B-EAST
9 Alabama SEC
9 Butler B-EAST
9 Florida St. ACC
9 Creighton B-EAST
10 North Carolina St. ACC
10 Kansas St. B12
10 UCLA PAC-12
10 Oklahoma B12
11 USC PAC-12
11 Texas B12
11 St. Bonaventure A-10
11 Arizona St. PAC-12
11 Loyola (Chi.) MVC
11 San Diego St. MWC
12 New Mexico St. WAC
12 South Dakota St. SUMMIT
12 Buffalo MAC
12 Davidson A-10
13 Murray St. OVC
13 UNC-Greensboro SOCON
13 Marshall CUSA
13 Charleston CAA
14 Bucknell PATRIOT
14 Montana B-SKY
14 Wright St. HORIZON
14 Georgia St./UT-Arlington SBC
15 Stephen F. Austin SLC
15 Lipscomb A-SUN
15 Iona MAAC
15 Penn IVY
16 MD-Baltimore Co. A-EAST
16 Cal St. Fullerton B-WEST
16 Long Island NEC
16 Radford B-SOUTH
16 UNC-Central MEAC
16 Texas Southern SWAC

Our Gurus’ Additional Picks

First Four Round in Dayton

11-seed line: Texas vs. Arizona St.

11-seed line: USC vs. St. Bonaventure

16-seed line: Long Island vs. Texas Southern

16-seed line: Radford vs. UNC-Central

 

Last 4 Byes

61. North Carolina St.

62. Kansas St.

63. UCLA

64. Oklahoma

 

First Four Out

69. Saint Mary’s

70. Middle Tennessee St.

71. Louisville

72. Syracuse

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