The Pi-Rate Ratings

February 9, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Wednesday, February 9, 2022

HomeVisitorsSpread
CornellColumbia15.2
UNC AshevilleHampton10.5
FloridaGeorgia15.2
SMUHouston-7.4
RutgersOhio St.-4.1
Seton HallXavier2.6
HarvardYale-0.1
Boston UArmy8.2
Holy CrossLoyola (MD)-4.9
South FloridaCincinnati-8.7
ColgateLehigh14.1
BucknellAmerican3.0
WinthropRadford9.6
PresbyterianHigh Point2.0
North Carolina A&TCharleston Southern10.2
CampbellGardner-Webb0.8
NC St.Wake Forest-3.9
Miami (Fla.)Georgia Tech8.8
Notre DameLouisville7.5
New HampshireNJIT7.3
Stony BrookUMass Lowell3.2
AlbanyMaine13.6
Maryland Baltimore Co.Hartford6.6
VermontBinghamton16.2
North FloridaBellarmine-1.7
JacksonvilleEastern Kentucky3.5
Youngstown St.Oakland-4.2
Robert MorrisDetroit-2.9
MassachusettsGeorge Washington8.1
George MasonRichmond-0.7
DaytonDuquesne15.0
DavidsonSaint Joseph’s11.1
ChattanoogaWestern Carolina17.4
FairfieldQuinnipiac6.0
Delaware St.Maryland-Eastern Shore-7.4
StetsonJacksonville St.-7.2
Kennesaw St.Central Arkansas11.4
Florida Gulf CoastNorth Alabama6.7
Kansas St.Baylor-6.9
MemphisTulane9.8
Green BayWright St.-7.4
MilwaukeeNorthern Kentucky-2.4
Northern IowaSouthern Illinois5.8
Illinois St.Valparaiso3.3
DrakeMissouri St.-0.2
SamfordWofford-4.5
MississippiAlabama-5.4
OklahomaTexas Tech-3.7
Mississippi St.Tennessee-3.6
DePaulGeorgetown9.4
Florida St.Pittsburgh10.7
BradleyLoyola (Chi.)-3.5
NebraskaMinnesota-2.8
Oregon St.California-0.4
San Jose St.San Diego St.-15.9

February 7, 2022

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

Date2/7/2022
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1GonzagaAuburnPurdueKentucky
2KansasArizonaBaylorDuke
3Texas TechHoustonIllinoisProvidence
4Michigan St.WisconsinUCLAVillanova
5MarquetteTennesseeTexasOhio St.
6XavierLSUConnecticutAlabama
7USCIndianaSaint Mary’sIowa St.
8ArkansasTCUIowaBoise St.
9Wake ForestMurray St.San FranciscoWyoming
10Loyola (Chi.)BYUDavidsonSeton Hall
11Colorado St.OregonMiami (Fla.)North Carolina
12IonaNorth TexasNotre DameCreightonFloridaBelmont
13OhioChattanoogaVermontSouth Dakota St.
14New Mexico St.WagnerWeber St.Cal St. Fullerton
15LongwoodJacksonville St.Cleveland St.Yale
16ColgateUNC WilmingtonNorfolk St.Appalachian St.New OrleansSouthern

Best of the Rest

69San Diego St.
70Saint Louis
71Mississippi State
72SMU
73Washington St.
74Michigan
75Florida State
76Oklahoma

February 4, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Friday, February 4, 2022

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Friday’s PiRate Rating Spreads

HomeVisitorsSpread
YaleDartmouth8.0
RichmondSt. Bonaventure3.0
VMIWestern Carolina11.1
AkronMiami (O)6.6
Northern KentuckyOakland-5.0
Wright St.Detroit2.2
Seton HallCreighton6.0
CornellPrinceton-0.5
ColumbiaPennsylvania-9.4
BrownHarvard4.6
Purdue Fort WayneMilwaukee6.4
Cleveland St.Green Bay12.1
Saint Peter’sQuinnipiac6.9
SienaRider4.2
CanisiusIona-12.2
NiagaraManhattan6.2
MonmouthFairfield6.4
Ball St.Toledo-10.5
Colorado St.San Diego St.1.4
Fresno St.Nevada8.2

Friday’s PiRate Ratings

#TeamPiRateConference
1Gonzaga124.9West Coast
2Arizona121.5Pac-12
3Kentucky119.9Southeastern
4Baylor119.8Big 12
5Auburn119.7Southeastern
6Purdue119.6Big Ten
7Houston119.1American Athletic
8Kansas118.2Big 12
9UCLA117.9Pac-12
10Duke117.7Atlantic Coast
11Villanova117.6Big East
12Texas Tech117.2Big 12
13Tennessee116.6Southeastern
14Illinois116.2Big Ten
15LSU115.7Southeastern
16Connecticut114.8Big East
17Alabama114.7Southeastern
18Texas114.7Big 12
19Michigan St.114.5Big Ten
20Iowa114.1Big Ten
21Ohio St.113.9Big Ten
22Xavier113.5Big East
23Indiana113.2Big Ten
24Saint Mary’s112.8West Coast
25Arkansas112.7Southeastern
26USC112.5Pac-12
27Marquette112.2Big East
28Michigan112.0Big Ten
29Wisconsin112.0Big Ten
30North Carolina112.0Atlantic Coast
31San Francisco111.7West Coast
32Seton Hall111.6Big East
33Florida111.4Southeastern
34Oklahoma111.3Big 12
35Washington St.111.2Pac-12
36Oregon111.2Pac-12
37Virginia Tech111.1Atlantic Coast
38Iowa St.111.0Big 12
39San Diego St.111.0Mountain West
40Loyola Chicago110.9Missouri Valley
41Mississippi St.110.8Southeastern
42UAB110.6Conference USA
43Wake Forest110.6Atlantic Coast
44Boise St.110.6Mountain West
45Murray St.110.5Ohio Valley
46BYU110.5West Coast
47Memphis110.5American Athletic
48Utah St.110.5Mountain West
49Providence110.1Big East
50Oklahoma St.110.1Big 12
51TCU110.0Big 12
52Belmont109.7Ohio Valley
53West Virginia109.7Big 12
54SMU109.6American Athletic
55Colorado St.109.4Mountain West
56Saint Louis109.3Atlantic 10
57Clemson109.1Atlantic Coast
58Wyoming109.0Mountain West
59Missouri St.108.9Missouri Valley
60Toledo108.8Mid-American
61Dayton108.8Atlantic 10
62Northwestern108.6Big Ten
63Davidson108.6Atlantic 10
64Creighton108.6Big East
65Miami FL108.5Atlantic Coast
66Texas A&M108.4Southeastern
67Notre Dame108.3Atlantic Coast
68Furman108.3Southern
69Kansas St.108.1Big 12
70Florida St.108.1Atlantic Coast
71Fresno St.108.0Mountain West
72Cincinnati108.0American Athletic
73Iona107.9Metro Atlantic
74Syracuse107.7Atlantic Coast
75St. John’s107.7Big East
76Maryland107.6Big Ten
77Penn St.107.6Big Ten
78South Dakota St.107.4Summit
79North Texas107.4Conference USA
80Santa Clara107.3West Coast
81Wichita St.107.2American Athletic
82Chattanooga107.2Southern
83VCU107.1Atlantic 10
84Vermont107.0America East
85Richmond107.0Atlantic 10
86UCF107.0American Athletic
87Virginia106.7Atlantic Coast
88Ohio106.7Mid-American
89St. Bonaventure106.5Atlantic 10
90Drake106.4Missouri Valley
91Vanderbilt106.3Southeastern
92Minnesota106.1Big Ten
93Louisiana Tech105.9Conference USA
94Colorado105.9Pac-12
95Stanford105.8Pac-12
96Mississippi105.7Southeastern
97Rutgers105.7Big Ten
98Towson105.6Colonial Athletic
99South Carolina105.6Southeastern
100DePaul105.2Big East
101New Mexico St.105.1Western Athletic
102Northern Iowa105.1Missouri Valley
103Liberty104.9Atlantic Sun
104Louisville104.9Atlantic Coast
105N.C. State104.7Atlantic Coast
106Utah104.6Pac-12
107Rhode Island104.6Atlantic 10
108UNLV104.5Mountain West
109George Mason104.4Atlantic 10
110Grand Canyon104.4Western Athletic
111Bradley104.3Missouri Valley
112Tulane104.0American Athletic
113UC Irvine103.9Big West
114Wofford103.8Southern
115Oakland103.8Horizon
116Wagner103.6Northeast
117Buffalo103.5Mid-American
118Western Kentucky103.4Conference USA
119Weber St.103.3Big Sky
120Hofstra103.3Colonial Athletic
121Butler102.9Big East
122Temple102.9American Athletic
123Arizona St.102.9Pac-12
124Monmouth102.9Metro Atlantic
125Washington102.9Pac-12
126Utah Valley102.8Western Athletic
127Nevada102.8Mountain West
128Colgate102.7Patriot League
129Seattle102.5Western Athletic
130South Alabama102.4Sun Belt
131Oral Roberts102.4Summit
132California102.3Pac-12
133Jacksonville St.102.1Atlantic Sun
134Middle Tennessee102.1Conference USA
135Georgia Tech102.0Atlantic Coast
136Morehead St.101.9Ohio Valley
137Florida Atlantic101.9Conference USA
138Southern Illinois101.8Missouri Valley
139Missouri101.6Southeastern
140Yale101.6Ivy League
141Akron101.5Mid-American
142Tulsa101.5American Athletic
143Stephen F. Austin101.5Western Athletic
144Boston College101.5Atlantic Coast
145UC Santa Barbara101.5Big West
146Princeton101.3Ivy League
147Drexel101.0Colonial Athletic
148Nebraska101.0Big Ten
149Delaware100.8Colonial Athletic
150Longwood100.8Big South
151Navy100.7Patriot League
152Kent St.100.6Mid-American
153VMI100.6Southern
154Abilene Christian100.5Western Athletic
155UC Riverside100.5Big West
156Appalachian St.100.5Sun Belt
157Montana St.100.5Big Sky
158Coastal Carolina100.4Sun Belt
159Saint Joseph’s100.4Atlantic 10
160Sam Houston St.100.4Western Athletic
161Cal St. Fullerton100.3Big West
162Montana100.2Big Sky
163Southern Utah100.2Big Sky
164San Diego100.2West Coast
165Saint Peter’s100.1Metro Atlantic
166Charleston100.1Colonial Athletic
167Hawaii100.1Big West
168Texas St.100.1Sun Belt
169Georgetown100.0Big East
170Texas Southern100.0Southwestern Athletic
171Pittsburgh99.9Atlantic Coast
172Oregon St.99.9Pac-12
173Louisiana99.8Sun Belt
174North Dakota St.99.8Summit
175Old Dominion99.7Conference USA
176New Mexico99.7Mountain West
177Gardner Webb99.6Big South
178Massachusetts99.6Atlantic 10
179Cleveland St.99.6Horizon
180Rice99.6Conference USA
181UTEP99.5Conference USA
182Brown99.5Ivy League
183East Carolina99.4American Athletic
184Bellarmine99.3Atlantic Sun
185Loyola Marymount99.2West Coast
186Illinois St.99.2Missouri Valley
187Arkansas St.99.2Sun Belt
188Troy99.1Sun Belt
189Fairfield99.0Metro Atlantic
190Winthrop98.9Big South
191Georgia St.98.9Sun Belt
192Tarleton St.98.9Western Athletic
193East Tennessee St.98.8Southern
194Boston University98.8Patriot League
195Fordham98.7Atlantic 10
196UNC Greensboro98.6Southern
197Marist98.6Metro Atlantic
198Indiana St.98.6Missouri Valley
199Southern98.5Southwestern Athletic
200James Madison98.5Colonial Athletic
201Long Beach St.98.5Big West
202Bryant98.4Northeast
203Western Illinois98.4Summit
204Eastern Washington98.4Big Sky
205Penn98.4Ivy League
206Cornell98.3Ivy League
207Georgia98.3Southeastern
208Detroit Mercy98.3Horizon
209Wright St.98.0Horizon
210Norfolk St.98.0Mideastern Athletic
211Niagara97.9Metro Atlantic
212Valparaiso97.9Missouri Valley
213Northern Colorado97.8Big Sky
214UT Arlington97.7Sun Belt
215Charlotte97.7Conference USA
216Nicholls St.97.6Southland
217Marshall97.5Conference USA
218Campbell97.5Big South
219Miami OH97.4Mid-American
220Harvard97.4Ivy League
221Jacksonville97.3Atlantic Sun
222UNC Wilmington97.2Colonial Athletic
223Bowling Green97.2Mid-American
224UC Davis97.2Big West
225Mercer97.2Southern
226Florida Gulf Coast97.1Atlantic Sun
227Howard97.0Mideastern Athletic
228Samford97.0Southern
229Georgia Southern97.0Sun Belt
230UMKC96.8Summit
231Cal Baptist96.7Western Athletic
232South Dakota96.7Summit
233Stony Brook96.6America East
234Eastern Kentucky96.6Atlantic Sun
235Kennesaw St.96.5Atlantic Sun
236UNC Asheville96.3Big South
237Portland96.3West Coast
238Air Force96.3Mountain West
239Northern Kentucky96.3Horizon
240South Florida96.2American Athletic
241UMBC96.2America East
242FIU96.2Conference USA
243Duquesne96.1Atlantic 10
244Dartmouth96.1Ivy League
245La Salle96.0Atlantic 10
246New Hampshire96.0America East
247Cal St. Bakersfield95.9Big West
248Mount St. Mary’s95.9Northeast
249Youngstown St.95.8Horizon
250Ball St.95.8Mid-American
251Quinnipiac95.7Metro Atlantic
252UMass Lowell95.6America East
253LIU95.6Northeast
254Purdue Fort Wayne95.6Horizon
255Northeastern95.2Colonial Athletic
256Elon95.0Colonial Athletic
257Portland St.94.9Big Sky
258George Washington94.8Atlantic 10
259New Orleans94.8Southland
260Loyola MD94.6Patriot League
261UC San Diego94.6Big West
262Alcorn St.94.5Southwestern Athletic
263The Citadel94.5Southern
264Albany94.5America East
265Pacific94.4West Coast
266Louisiana Monroe94.4Sun Belt
267Tennessee Tech94.4Ohio Valley
268Siena94.3Metro Atlantic
269Texas A&M Corpus Chris94.3Southland
270Manhattan94.2Metro Atlantic
271High Point94.2Big South
272USC Upstate94.1Big South
273Eastern Michigan94.1Mid-American
274Illinois Chicago94.0Horizon
275North Alabama94.0Atlantic Sun
276Austin Peay93.8Ohio Valley
277Army93.8Patriot League
278North Florida93.7Atlantic Sun
279Binghamton93.7America East
280Hartford93.6America East
281Presbyterian93.6Big South
282Pepperdine93.6West Coast
283Canisius93.2Metro Atlantic
284North Carolina Central93.1Mideastern Athletic
285Jackson St.93.1Southwestern Athletic
286UT Rio Grande Valley93.0Western Athletic
287SIU Edwardsville93.0Ohio Valley
288Prairie View A&M92.9Southwestern Athletic
289Dixie St.92.8Western Athletic
290North Carolina A&T92.8Big South
291Southeastern Louisiana92.8Southland
292Lipscomb92.8Atlantic Sun
293St. Thomas92.8Summit
294Stetson92.7Atlantic Sun
295Rider92.6Metro Atlantic
296Radford92.6Big South
297Evansville92.4Missouri Valley
298Northern Illinois92.1Mid-American
299Coppin St.92.0Mideastern Athletic
300Western Carolina92.0Southern
301San Jose St.91.8Mountain West
302Robert Morris91.7Horizon
303Milwaukee91.7Horizon
304Tennessee Martin91.6Ohio Valley
305Southeast Missouri St.91.6Ohio Valley
306Denver91.5Summit
307Lehigh91.5Patriot League
308St. Francis PA91.5Northeast
309Cal Poly91.4Big West
310Florida A&M91.4Southwestern Athletic
311Merrimack91.3Northeast
312Grambling St.91.2Southwestern Athletic
313Tennessee St.91.2Ohio Valley
314McNeese St.91.1Southland
315Sacred Heart90.9Northeast
316St. Francis NY90.8Northeast
317Lafayette90.8Patriot League
318Sacramento St.90.6Big Sky
319NJIT90.4America East
320Little Rock90.3Sun Belt
321Southern Miss90.1Conference USA
322Northern Arizona90.0Big Sky
323Green Bay90.0Horizon
324UTSA90.0Conference USA
325Idaho89.9Big Sky
326Cal St. Northridge89.9Big West
327Alabama St.89.7Southwestern Athletic
328Morgan St.89.7Mideastern Athletic
329Central Michigan89.7Mid-American
330Maryland Eastern Shore88.7Mideastern Athletic
331William & Mary88.6Colonial Athletic
332Bucknell88.5Patriot League
333American88.5Patriot League
334Northwestern St.88.5Southland
335Hampton88.4Big South
336Lamar88.0Western Athletic
337Central Arkansas87.8Atlantic Sun
338Alabama A&M87.8Southwestern Athletic
339South Carolina St.87.7Mideastern Athletic
340Bethune Cookman87.5Southwestern Athletic
341Western Michigan87.4Mid-American
342Central Connecticut87.4Northeast
343Idaho St.87.4Big Sky
344Nebraska Omaha86.8Summit
345North Dakota86.8Summit
346Holy Cross86.7Patriot League
347Fairleigh Dickinson86.7Northeast
348Columbia86.5Ivy League
349Chicago St.85.9Western Athletic
350Incarnate Word84.8Southland
351Houston Baptist84.8Southland
352Charleston Southern84.7Big South
353Maine84.3America East
354Eastern Illinois83.2Ohio Valley
355Arkansas Pine Bluff82.7Southwestern Athletic
356IUPUI80.3Horizon
357Delaware St.79.1Mideastern Athletic
358Mississippi Valley St.78.1Southwestern Athletic

Alphabetical

#TeamPiRateConference
154Abilene Christian100.5Western Athletic
238Air Force96.3Mountain West
141Akron101.5Mid-American
17Alabama114.7Southeastern
338Alabama A&M87.8Southwestern Athletic
327Alabama St.89.7Southwestern Athletic
264Albany94.5America East
262Alcorn St.94.5Southwestern Athletic
333American88.5Patriot League
156Appalachian St.100.5Sun Belt
2Arizona121.5Pac-12
123Arizona St.102.9Pac-12
25Arkansas112.7Southeastern
355Arkansas Pine Bluff82.7Southwestern Athletic
187Arkansas St.99.2Sun Belt
277Army93.8Patriot League
5Auburn119.7Southeastern
276Austin Peay93.8Ohio Valley
250Ball St.95.8Mid-American
4Baylor119.8Big 12
184Bellarmine99.3Atlantic Sun
52Belmont109.7Ohio Valley
340Bethune Cookman87.5Southwestern Athletic
279Binghamton93.7America East
44Boise St.110.6Mountain West
144Boston College101.5Atlantic Coast
194Boston University98.8Patriot League
223Bowling Green97.2Mid-American
111Bradley104.3Missouri Valley
182Brown99.5Ivy League
202Bryant98.4Northeast
332Bucknell88.5Patriot League
117Buffalo103.5Mid-American
121Butler102.9Big East
46BYU110.5West Coast
231Cal Baptist96.7Western Athletic
309Cal Poly91.4Big West
247Cal St. Bakersfield95.9Big West
161Cal St. Fullerton100.3Big West
326Cal St. Northridge89.9Big West
132California102.3Pac-12
218Campbell97.5Big South
283Canisius93.2Metro Atlantic
337Central Arkansas87.8Atlantic Sun
342Central Connecticut87.4Northeast
329Central Michigan89.7Mid-American
166Charleston100.1Colonial Athletic
352Charleston Southern84.7Big South
215Charlotte97.7Conference USA
82Chattanooga107.2Southern
349Chicago St.85.9Western Athletic
72Cincinnati108.0American Athletic
57Clemson109.1Atlantic Coast
179Cleveland St.99.6Horizon
158Coastal Carolina100.4Sun Belt
128Colgate102.7Patriot League
94Colorado105.9Pac-12
55Colorado St.109.4Mountain West
348Columbia86.5Ivy League
16Connecticut114.8Big East
299Coppin St.92.0Mideastern Athletic
206Cornell98.3Ivy League
64Creighton108.6Big East
244Dartmouth96.1Ivy League
63Davidson108.6Atlantic 10
61Dayton108.8Atlantic 10
149Delaware100.8Colonial Athletic
357Delaware St.79.1Mideastern Athletic
306Denver91.5Summit
100DePaul105.2Big East
208Detroit Mercy98.3Horizon
289Dixie St.92.8Western Athletic
90Drake106.4Missouri Valley
147Drexel101.0Colonial Athletic
10Duke117.7Atlantic Coast
243Duquesne96.1Atlantic 10
183East Carolina99.4American Athletic
193East Tennessee St.98.8Southern
354Eastern Illinois83.2Ohio Valley
234Eastern Kentucky96.6Atlantic Sun
273Eastern Michigan94.1Mid-American
204Eastern Washington98.4Big Sky
256Elon95.0Colonial Athletic
297Evansville92.4Missouri Valley
189Fairfield99.0Metro Atlantic
347Fairleigh Dickinson86.7Northeast
242FIU96.2Conference USA
33Florida111.4Southeastern
310Florida A&M91.4Southwestern Athletic
137Florida Atlantic101.9Conference USA
226Florida Gulf Coast97.1Atlantic Sun
70Florida St.108.1Atlantic Coast
195Fordham98.7Atlantic 10
71Fresno St.108.0Mountain West
68Furman108.3Southern
177Gardner Webb99.6Big South
109George Mason104.4Atlantic 10
258George Washington94.8Atlantic 10
169Georgetown100.0Big East
207Georgia98.3Southeastern
229Georgia Southern97.0Sun Belt
191Georgia St.98.9Sun Belt
135Georgia Tech102.0Atlantic Coast
1Gonzaga124.9West Coast
312Grambling St.91.2Southwestern Athletic
110Grand Canyon104.4Western Athletic
323Green Bay90.0Horizon
335Hampton88.4Big South
280Hartford93.6America East
220Harvard97.4Ivy League
167Hawaii100.1Big West
271High Point94.2Big South
120Hofstra103.3Colonial Athletic
346Holy Cross86.7Patriot League
7Houston119.1American Athletic
351Houston Baptist84.8Southland
227Howard97.0Mideastern Athletic
325Idaho89.9Big Sky
343Idaho St.87.4Big Sky
14Illinois116.2Big Ten
274Illinois Chicago94.0Horizon
186Illinois St.99.2Missouri Valley
350Incarnate Word84.8Southland
23Indiana113.2Big Ten
198Indiana St.98.6Missouri Valley
73Iona107.9Metro Atlantic
20Iowa114.1Big Ten
38Iowa St.111.0Big 12
356IUPUI80.3Horizon
285Jackson St.93.1Southwestern Athletic
221Jacksonville97.3Atlantic Sun
133Jacksonville St.102.1Atlantic Sun
200James Madison98.5Colonial Athletic
8Kansas118.2Big 12
69Kansas St.108.1Big 12
235Kennesaw St.96.5Atlantic Sun
152Kent St.100.6Mid-American
3Kentucky119.9Southeastern
245La Salle96.0Atlantic 10
317Lafayette90.8Patriot League
336Lamar88.0Western Athletic
307Lehigh91.5Patriot League
103Liberty104.9Atlantic Sun
292Lipscomb92.8Atlantic Sun
320Little Rock90.3Sun Belt
253LIU95.6Northeast
201Long Beach St.98.5Big West
150Longwood100.8Big South
173Louisiana99.8Sun Belt
266Louisiana Monroe94.4Sun Belt
93Louisiana Tech105.9Conference USA
104Louisville104.9Atlantic Coast
40Loyola Chicago110.9Missouri Valley
185Loyola Marymount99.2West Coast
260Loyola MD94.6Patriot League
15LSU115.7Southeastern
353Maine84.3America East
270Manhattan94.2Metro Atlantic
197Marist98.6Metro Atlantic
27Marquette112.2Big East
217Marshall97.5Conference USA
76Maryland107.6Big Ten
330Maryland Eastern Shore88.7Mideastern Athletic
178Massachusetts99.6Atlantic 10
314McNeese St.91.1Southland
47Memphis110.5American Athletic
225Mercer97.2Southern
311Merrimack91.3Northeast
65Miami FL108.5Atlantic Coast
219Miami OH97.4Mid-American
28Michigan112.0Big Ten
19Michigan St.114.5Big Ten
134Middle Tennessee102.1Conference USA
303Milwaukee91.7Horizon
92Minnesota106.1Big Ten
96Mississippi105.7Southeastern
41Mississippi St.110.8Southeastern
358Mississippi Valley St.78.1Southwestern Athletic
139Missouri101.6Southeastern
59Missouri St.108.9Missouri Valley
124Monmouth102.9Metro Atlantic
162Montana100.2Big Sky
157Montana St.100.5Big Sky
136Morehead St.101.9Ohio Valley
328Morgan St.89.7Mideastern Athletic
248Mount St. Mary’s95.9Northeast
45Murray St.110.5Ohio Valley
105N.C. State104.7Atlantic Coast
151Navy100.7Patriot League
148Nebraska101.0Big Ten
344Nebraska Omaha86.8Summit
127Nevada102.8Mountain West
246New Hampshire96.0America East
176New Mexico99.7Mountain West
101New Mexico St.105.1Western Athletic
259New Orleans94.8Southland
211Niagara97.9Metro Atlantic
216Nicholls St.97.6Southland
319NJIT90.4America East
210Norfolk St.98.0Mideastern Athletic
275North Alabama94.0Atlantic Sun
30North Carolina112.0Atlantic Coast
290North Carolina A&T92.8Big South
284North Carolina Central93.1Mideastern Athletic
345North Dakota86.8Summit
174North Dakota St.99.8Summit
278North Florida93.7Atlantic Sun
79North Texas107.4Conference USA
255Northeastern95.2Colonial Athletic
322Northern Arizona90.0Big Sky
213Northern Colorado97.8Big Sky
298Northern Illinois92.1Mid-American
102Northern Iowa105.1Missouri Valley
239Northern Kentucky96.3Horizon
62Northwestern108.6Big Ten
334Northwestern St.88.5Southland
67Notre Dame108.3Atlantic Coast
115Oakland103.8Horizon
88Ohio106.7Mid-American
21Ohio St.113.9Big Ten
34Oklahoma111.3Big 12
50Oklahoma St.110.1Big 12
175Old Dominion99.7Conference USA
131Oral Roberts102.4Summit
36Oregon111.2Pac-12
172Oregon St.99.9Pac-12
265Pacific94.4West Coast
205Penn98.4Ivy League
77Penn St.107.6Big Ten
282Pepperdine93.6West Coast
171Pittsburgh99.9Atlantic Coast
237Portland96.3West Coast
257Portland St.94.9Big Sky
288Prairie View A&M92.9Southwestern Athletic
281Presbyterian93.6Big South
146Princeton101.3Ivy League
49Providence110.1Big East
6Purdue119.6Big Ten
254Purdue Fort Wayne95.6Horizon
251Quinnipiac95.7Metro Atlantic
296Radford92.6Big South
107Rhode Island104.6Atlantic 10
180Rice99.6Conference USA
85Richmond107.0Atlantic 10
295Rider92.6Metro Atlantic
302Robert Morris91.7Horizon
97Rutgers105.7Big Ten
318Sacramento St.90.6Big Sky
315Sacred Heart90.9Northeast
159Saint Joseph’s100.4Atlantic 10
56Saint Louis109.3Atlantic 10
24Saint Mary’s112.8West Coast
165Saint Peter’s100.1Metro Atlantic
160Sam Houston St.100.4Western Athletic
228Samford97.0Southern
164San Diego100.2West Coast
39San Diego St.111.0Mountain West
31San Francisco111.7West Coast
301San Jose St.91.8Mountain West
80Santa Clara107.3West Coast
129Seattle102.5Western Athletic
32Seton Hall111.6Big East
268Siena94.3Metro Atlantic
287SIU Edwardsville93.0Ohio Valley
54SMU109.6American Athletic
130South Alabama102.4Sun Belt
99South Carolina105.6Southeastern
339South Carolina St.87.7Mideastern Athletic
232South Dakota96.7Summit
78South Dakota St.107.4Summit
240South Florida96.2American Athletic
305Southeast Missouri St.91.6Ohio Valley
291Southeastern Louisiana92.8Southland
199Southern98.5Southwestern Athletic
138Southern Illinois101.8Missouri Valley
321Southern Miss90.1Conference USA
163Southern Utah100.2Big Sky
89St. Bonaventure106.5Atlantic 10
316St. Francis NY90.8Northeast
308St. Francis PA91.5Northeast
75St. John’s107.7Big East
293St. Thomas92.8Summit
95Stanford105.8Pac-12
143Stephen F. Austin101.5Western Athletic
294Stetson92.7Atlantic Sun
233Stony Brook96.6America East
74Syracuse107.7Atlantic Coast
192Tarleton St.98.9Western Athletic
51TCU110.0Big 12
122Temple102.9American Athletic
13Tennessee116.6Southeastern
304Tennessee Martin91.6Ohio Valley
313Tennessee St.91.2Ohio Valley
267Tennessee Tech94.4Ohio Valley
18Texas114.7Big 12
66Texas A&M108.4Southeastern
269Texas A&M Corpus Chris94.3Southland
170Texas Southern100.0Southwestern Athletic
168Texas St.100.1Sun Belt
12Texas Tech117.2Big 12
263The Citadel94.5Southern
60Toledo108.8Mid-American
98Towson105.6Colonial Athletic
188Troy99.1Sun Belt
112Tulane104.0American Athletic
142Tulsa101.5American Athletic
42UAB110.6Conference USA
224UC Davis97.2Big West
113UC Irvine103.9Big West
155UC Riverside100.5Big West
261UC San Diego94.6Big West
145UC Santa Barbara101.5Big West
86UCF107.0American Athletic
9UCLA117.9Pac-12
252UMass Lowell95.6America East
241UMBC96.2America East
230UMKC96.8Summit
236UNC Asheville96.3Big South
196UNC Greensboro98.6Southern
222UNC Wilmington97.2Colonial Athletic
108UNLV104.5Mountain West
26USC112.5Pac-12
272USC Upstate94.1Big South
214UT Arlington97.7Sun Belt
286UT Rio Grande Valley93.0Western Athletic
106Utah104.6Pac-12
48Utah St.110.5Mountain West
126Utah Valley102.8Western Athletic
181UTEP99.5Conference USA
324UTSA90.0Conference USA
212Valparaiso97.9Missouri Valley
91Vanderbilt106.3Southeastern
83VCU107.1Atlantic 10
84Vermont107.0America East
11Villanova117.6Big East
87Virginia106.7Atlantic Coast
37Virginia Tech111.1Atlantic Coast
153VMI100.6Southern
116Wagner103.6Northeast
43Wake Forest110.6Atlantic Coast
125Washington102.9Pac-12
35Washington St.111.2Pac-12
119Weber St.103.3Big Sky
53West Virginia109.7Big 12
300Western Carolina92.0Southern
203Western Illinois98.4Summit
118Western Kentucky103.4Conference USA
341Western Michigan87.4Mid-American
81Wichita St.107.2American Athletic
331William & Mary88.6Colonial Athletic
190Winthrop98.9Big South
29Wisconsin112.0Big Ten
114Wofford103.8Southern
209Wright St.98.0Horizon
58Wyoming109.0Mountain West
22Xavier113.5Big East
140Yale101.6Ivy League
249Youngstown St.95.8Horizon

PiRate Ratings By Conference

America East
TeamRating
Vermont107.0
Stony Brook96.6
UMBC96.2
New Hampshire96.0
UMass Lowell95.6
Albany94.5
Binghamton93.7
Hartford93.6
NJIT90.4
Maine84.3
American Athletic
TeamRating
Houston119.1
Memphis110.5
SMU109.6
Cincinnati108.0
Wichita St.107.2
UCF107.0
Tulane104.0
Temple102.9
Tulsa101.5
East Carolina99.4
South Florida96.2
Atlantic 10
TeamRating
Saint Louis109.3
Dayton108.8
Davidson108.6
VCU107.1
Richmond107.0
St. Bonaventure106.5
Rhode Island104.6
George Mason104.4
Saint Joseph’s100.4
Massachusetts99.6
Fordham98.7
Duquesne96.1
La Salle96.0
George Washington94.8
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Duke117.7
North Carolina112.0
Virginia Tech111.1
Wake Forest110.6
Clemson109.1
Miami FL108.5
Notre Dame108.3
Florida St.108.1
Syracuse107.7
Virginia106.7
Louisville104.9
N.C. State104.7
Georgia Tech102.0
Boston College101.5
Pittsburgh99.9
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty104.9
Jacksonville St.102.1
Bellarmine99.3
Jacksonville97.3
Florida Gulf Coast97.1
Eastern Kentucky96.6
Kennesaw St.96.5
North Alabama94.0
North Florida93.7
Lipscomb92.8
Stetson92.7
Central Arkansas87.8
Big 12
TeamRating
Baylor119.8
Kansas118.2
Texas Tech117.2
Texas114.7
Oklahoma111.3
Iowa St.111.0
Oklahoma St.110.1
TCU110.0
West Virginia109.7
Kansas St.108.1
Big East
TeamRating
Villanova117.6
Connecticut114.8
Xavier113.5
Marquette112.2
Seton Hall111.6
Providence110.1
Creighton108.6
St. John’s107.7
DePaul105.2
Butler102.9
Georgetown100.0
Big Sky
TeamRating
Weber St.103.3
Montana St.100.5
Montana100.2
Southern Utah100.2
Eastern Washington98.4
Northern Colorado97.8
Portland St.94.9
Sacramento St.90.6
Northern Arizona90.0
Idaho89.9
Idaho St.87.4
Big South
TeamRating
Longwood100.8
Gardner Webb99.6
Winthrop98.9
Campbell97.5
UNC Asheville96.3
High Point94.2
USC Upstate94.1
Presbyterian93.6
North Carolina A&T92.8
Radford92.6
Hampton88.4
Charleston Southern84.7
Big Ten
TeamRating
Purdue119.6
Illinois116.2
Michigan St.114.5
Iowa114.1
Ohio St.113.9
Indiana113.2
Michigan112.0
Wisconsin112.0
Northwestern108.6
Maryland107.6
Penn St.107.6
Minnesota106.1
Rutgers105.7
Nebraska101.0
Big West
TeamRating
UC Irvine103.9
UC Santa Barbara101.5
UC Riverside100.5
Cal St. Fullerton100.3
Hawaii100.1
Long Beach St.98.5
UC Davis97.2
Cal St. Bakersfield95.9
UC San Diego94.6
Cal Poly91.4
Cal St. Northridge89.9
Colonial Athletic
TeamRating
Towson105.6
Hofstra103.3
Drexel101.0
Delaware100.8
Charleston100.1
James Madison98.5
UNC Wilmington97.2
Northeastern95.2
Elon95.0
William & Mary88.6
Conference USA
TeamRating
UAB110.6
North Texas107.4
Louisiana Tech105.9
Western Kentucky103.4
Middle Tennessee102.1
Florida Atlantic101.9
Old Dominion99.7
Rice99.6
UTEP99.5
Charlotte97.7
Marshall97.5
FIU96.2
Southern Miss90.1
UTSA90.0
Horizon
TeamRating
Oakland103.8
Cleveland St.99.6
Detroit Mercy98.3
Wright St.98.0
Northern Kentucky96.3
Youngstown St.95.8
Purdue Fort Wayne95.6
Illinois Chicago94.0
Robert Morris91.7
Milwaukee91.7
Green Bay90.0
IUPUI80.3
Ivy League
TeamRating
Yale101.6
Princeton101.3
Brown99.5
Penn98.4
Cornell98.3
Harvard97.4
Dartmouth96.1
Columbia86.5
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Iona107.9
Monmouth102.9
Saint Peter’s100.1
Fairfield99.0
Marist98.6
Niagara97.9
Quinnipiac95.7
Siena94.3
Manhattan94.2
Canisius93.2
Rider92.6
Mid-American
TeamRating
Toledo108.8
Ohio106.7
Buffalo103.5
Akron101.5
Kent St.100.6
Miami OH97.4
Bowling Green97.2
Ball St.95.8
Eastern Michigan94.1
Northern Illinois92.1
Central Michigan89.7
Western Michigan87.4
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Norfolk St.98.0
Howard97.0
North Carolina Central93.1
Coppin St.92.0
Morgan St.89.7
Maryland Eastern Shore88.7
South Carolina St.87.7
Delaware St.79.1
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Loyola Chicago110.9
Missouri St.108.9
Drake106.4
Northern Iowa105.1
Bradley104.3
Southern Illinois101.8
Illinois St.99.2
Indiana St.98.6
Valparaiso97.9
Evansville92.4
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.111.0
Boise St.110.6
Utah St.110.5
Colorado St.109.4
Wyoming109.0
Fresno St.108.0
UNLV104.5
Nevada102.8
New Mexico99.7
Air Force96.3
San Jose St.91.8
Northeast
TeamRating
Wagner103.6
Bryant98.4
Mount St. Mary’s95.9
LIU95.6
St. Francis PA91.5
Merrimack91.3
Sacred Heart90.9
St. Francis NY90.8
Central Connecticut87.4
Fairleigh Dickinson86.7
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
Murray St.110.5
Belmont109.7
Morehead St.101.9
Tennessee Tech94.4
Austin Peay93.8
SIU Edwardsville93.0
Tennessee Martin91.6
Southeast Missouri St.91.6
Tennessee St.91.2
Eastern Illinois83.2
Pac-12
TeamRating
Arizona121.5
UCLA117.9
USC112.5
Washington St.111.2
Oregon111.2
Colorado105.9
Stanford105.8
Utah104.6
Arizona St.102.9
Washington102.9
California102.3
Oregon St.99.9
Patriot League
TeamRating
Colgate102.7
Navy100.7
Boston University98.8
Loyola MD94.6
Army93.8
Lehigh91.5
Lafayette90.8
Bucknell88.5
American88.5
Holy Cross86.7
Southeastern
TeamRating
Kentucky119.9
Auburn119.7
Tennessee116.6
LSU115.7
Alabama114.7
Arkansas112.7
Florida111.4
Mississippi St.110.8
Texas A&M108.4
Vanderbilt106.3
Mississippi105.7
South Carolina105.6
Missouri101.6
Georgia98.3
Southern
TeamRating
Furman108.3
Chattanooga107.2
Wofford103.8
VMI100.6
East Tennessee St.98.8
UNC Greensboro98.6
Mercer97.2
Samford97.0
The Citadel94.5
Western Carolina92.0
Southland
TeamRating
Nicholls St.97.6
New Orleans94.8
Texas A&M Corpus Chris94.3
Southeastern Louisiana92.8
McNeese St.91.1
Northwestern St.88.5
Incarnate Word84.8
Houston Baptist84.8
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Texas Southern100.0
Southern98.5
Alcorn St.94.5
Jackson St.93.1
Prairie View A&M92.9
Florida A&M91.4
Grambling St.91.2
Alabama St.89.7
Alabama A&M87.8
Bethune Cookman87.5
Arkansas Pine Bluff82.7
Mississippi Valley St.78.1
Summit
TeamRating
South Dakota St.107.4
Oral Roberts102.4
North Dakota St.99.8
Western Illinois98.4
UMKC96.8
South Dakota96.7
St. Thomas92.8
Denver91.5
Nebraska Omaha86.8
North Dakota86.8
Sun Belt
TeamRating
South Alabama102.4
Appalachian St.100.5
Coastal Carolina100.4
Texas St.100.1
Louisiana99.8
Arkansas St.99.2
Troy99.1
Georgia St.98.9
UT Arlington97.7
Georgia Southern97.0
Louisiana Monroe94.4
Little Rock90.3
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga124.9
Saint Mary’s112.8
San Francisco111.7
BYU110.5
Santa Clara107.3
San Diego100.2
Loyola Marymount99.2
Portland96.3
Pacific94.4
Pepperdine93.6
Western Athletic
TeamRating
New Mexico St.105.1
Grand Canyon104.4
Utah Valley102.8
Seattle102.5
Stephen F. Austin101.5
Abilene Christian100.5
Sam Houston St.100.4
Tarleton St.98.9
Cal Baptist96.7
UT Rio Grande Valley93.0
Dixie St.92.8
Lamar88.0
Chicago St.85.9

Coming Later Today: Updated Bracketology

January 31, 2022

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

Date1/31/2022
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1GonzagaAuburnArizonaBaylor
2KentuckyPurdueHoustonVillanova
3KansasUCLATexas TechDuke
4TennesseeLSUIllinoisMichigan St.
5ConnecticiutTexasOhio St.Wisconsin
6AlabamaXavierIowa St.Iowa
7Saint Mary’sUSCMarquetteIndiana
8ProvidenceLoyola (Chi.)Boise St.BYU
9North CarolinaOklahomaWake ForestMiami (Fla.)
10Colorado St.TCUArkansasWyoming
11MichiganOregonMurray St.Davidson
12ChattanoogaIonaFloridaSan FranciscoNotre DameSan Diego St.
13ToledoVermontSouth Dakota St.North Texas
14OaklandWagnerSeattleJacksonville St.
15Weber St.UNC-WilmingtonNavyYale
16HawaiiAppalachian St.LongwoodNorfolk St.New OrleansSouthern

Best of the Rest

69Creighton
70Seton Hall
71Mississippi St.
72West Virginia
73Belmont
74SMU
75Washington St.
76Virginia Tech

January 28, 2022

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

Date1/28/2022
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1GonzagaAuburnBaylorKansas
2ArizonaPurdueUCLADuke
3HoustonVillanovaKentuckyWisconsin
4IllinoisTennesseeTexas TechMichigan St.
5LSUProvidenceOhio St.Connecticut
6MarquetteAlabamaUSCTexas
7XavierIowa St.IowaColorado St.
8Wake ForestIndianaBYUMiami (Fla.)
9Saint Mary’sLoyola (Chi.)Boise St.Florida St.
10ArkansasNorth CarolinaOregonDavidson
11CreightonMurray St.TCUOklahoma
12UABIonaSan FranciscoWyomingSan Diego St.Notre Dame
13ChattanoogaToledoVermontSouth Dakota St.
14WagnerPrincetonSeattleJacksonville St.
15Cleveland St.Appalachian St.Cal St. FullertonWeber St.
16LongwoodColgateNorfolk St.SouthernUNC-WilmingtonNew Orleans

Best Of The Rest

69Mississippi St.
70Florida
71Michigan
72West Virginia
73Seton Hall
74Texas A&M
75SMU
76Belmont

Method

I try to mimic what the Selection Committee Does each year. I weigh several factors, including the NET Rankings, Strength of Record, a few select computer ratings (not my own, since as far as I know, only one former Committee member has ever acknowledged knowledge of the PiRate Ratings), wins against Quadrant 1 opponents and Quadrant 2 opponents versus losses against Quadrant 4 opponents, results away from home, and to a lesser extent conference record, and even though they will never admit it, there is a political aspect involved. The eighth best team in the Atlantic Coast or Big Ten Conference will beat out the second best team in the Missouri Valley Conference nine out of ten times when their resumes are similar.

Every year, the selection criteria claimed to be the most important by the Committee changes a little to fit what I believe are the desired results. For instance, in one year, in order to include a team like Syracuse at 19-14 over a team like Murray State at 29-4 that lost in the OVC Tournament to Belmont, the Committee referred to the fact that Syracuse went 2-8 against Quad 1 teams on the road, while Murray State went 1-1, and thus Syracuse’s schedule was so much stronger.

Then the next year, Kansas State gets in at 19-14 over Wofford at 30-4 that lost in the SoCon Tournament Championship to UNC-Greensboro; the Committee ignores the fact that Wofford went 5-2 against Quadrant 1 opponents while Kansas State went 3-9. Now, they state that Kansas State’s overall schedule strength was number 11, while Wofford’s was number 103. Never mind that West Virginia swept Kansas State during the regular season and then knocked the Mountaineers out of the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals, while Wofford beat WVU by eight points in Hawaii in November.

One additional factor used in today’s Bracketology was conference record to date. If a team is three games under .500 in their conference at the halfway point of their conference season, such as Seton Hall at 3-6, the rest of their resume is strong enough to be considered, but if The Hall finishes 7-11 or worse in the Big East, I don’t see them getting into the field with so many strong teams in conferences that normally receive a maximum of two teams getting into the Field.

Mid-Major Spoilers

This year, there are more Mid-Major teams in the running for at-large bids, and if a couple are upset in their conference’s tournament, they are still likely to be considered. Let’s take a look.

Atlantic 10: Davidson will most likely receive a bid if they don’t earn the league’s automatic berth. A team like Dayton, Saint Louis, or VCU is capable of winning the automatic bid, and personally, I think the Billekens are the team to beat in March in DC.

Conference USA: Andy Kennedy has done a fantastic job at UAB, but if the Blazers don’t win the CUSA Tournament at the Cowboys’ practice facility in Frisco, Texas, they have a decent shot at getting in as an at-large team. Louisiana Tech and North Texas must be considered co-favorites to win the conference tournament, especially with Frisco being almost a home game for the Mean Green from nearby Denton. Keep an eye on both Charlotte and Middle Tennessee, as the 49ers and Blue Raiders are rounding into shape.

Metro Atlantic: Rick Pitino knows how to win, even if he may cut corners at times. His Iona Gaels are definitely a Bubble team if they are 29-5 but runners up in the MAAC Tournament to Monmouth or Saint Peter’s.

Mid-American: Both Toledo and Ohio U are on the cusp of being at-large worthy. If the Rockets meet the Bobcats in the MACtion Title Game, the loser has a small chance to earn a spot.

Missouri Valley: Loyola of Chicago is a near lock to get into the Dance even if they fall short in Arch Madness. The MVC has multiple teams with enough talent and excellent coaching to win in Saint Louis. Missouri State, Drake, Northern Iowa, and Bradley are teams to watch.

Mountain West: It is likely that at least three and possibly four MWC teams will hear their names called on Selection Sunday. Colorado State and Boise State are near locks at this point, while San Diego State and Wyoming are strong candidates. Also, Utah State is recovering from a rough patch, but even at 2-5 in the league, the Aggies are talented enough to win the conference tournament if totally healthy.

Ohio Valley: Murray State might be deserving of a single-digit seed if the Racers win out from here. Even if they lose a game to Morehead State or Belmont, and they lose in the finals of their conference tournament, the Racers could still get in, just like Belmont a couple years ago.

West Coast: The WCC is used to getting Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s into the Field in the same year, but this year four teams have Tournament-worthy resumes. BYU and San Francisco also have decent shots to get into the field.

January 8, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Saturday, January 8, 2022

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Penn St.Purdue-8.1
HoustonWichita St.15.0
ProvidenceSt. John’s4.9
Seton HallConnecticut2.4
North Carolina St.Clemson-2.2
MassachusettsDuquesne6.5
George WashingtonDayton-8.1
VanderbiltSouth Carolina5.0
North CarolinaVirginia6.9
Texas A&MArkansas0.5
Oklahoma St.Texas-2.6
DePaulVillanova-8.8
TempleEast Carolina5.7
Wake ForestSyracuse4.7
West VirginiaKansas St.7.0
FordhamRichmond-5.4
DavidsonRhode Island5.6
LaSalleVirginia Commonwealth-9.6
ToledoNorthern Illinois18.9
Miami (Ohio)Akron2.0
RutgersNebraska6.8
MichiganMichigan St.0.2
MissouriAlabama-14.3
Eastern MichiganBall St.1.4
Texas TechKansas-2.6
San Diego St.Colorado St.2.1
TulaneSouth Florida7.4
RiceUAB-9.8
UTSALouisiana Tech-13.3
CharlotteOld Dominion2.0
PittsburghBoston College2.1
Loyola (Chi.)Bradley14.7
Saint BonaventureSaint Louis3.0
TCUBaylor-9.8
PacificLoyola Marymount-5.2
OklahomaIowa St.4.7
KentuckyGeorgia22.9
LSUTennessee3.7
UtahWashington St.-1.2
Georgia TechNotre Dame-0.8
PrincetonCornell7.2
PennColumbia14.8
San FranciscoSan Diego15.0
DartmouthBrown-1.2
ValparaisoSouthern Illinois-1.0
Central MichiganWestern Michigan2.9
DukeMiami (Fla.)15.7
CaliforniaUCLA-9.5
AuburnFlorida8.6
Florida St.Louisville4.1
New MexicoUtah St.-8.0
MississippiMississippi St.-3.8
GonzagaPepperdine29.3
BYUSaint Mary’s4.0
Oregon St.Oregon-5.0

January 4, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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South CarolinaAuburn-9.6
BaylorOklahoma12.2
LSUKentucky2.0
Kansas St.Texas-4.8
Wake ForestFlorida St.-0.3
Virginia TechNorth Carolina St.12.7
GeorgiaTexas A&M-7.0
RutgersMichigan-6.2
MinnesotaIllinois-6.2
ButlerSeton Hall-6.3
ArkansasVanderbilt7.0
DukeGeorgia Tech17.7
Oklahoma St.Kansas-5.7
Colorado St.Air Force20.2
MarquetteProvidence-1.1
MemphisTulsa14.8
ClemsonVirginia6.0

January 1, 2022

PiRate Ratings–College Basketball Spreads

Saturday, January 1, 2022

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TexasWest Virginia6.6
Wichita St.Memphis-1.7
South FloridaEast Carolina-0.3
MarquetteCreighton1.6
Iowa St.Baylor-8.5
Seton HallVillanova-0.1
DePaulProvidence-0.2
North Carolina St.Florida St.-4.5
UNLVSan Diego St.-4.1
Fresno St.Air Force16.0
KansasGeorge Mason20.0
RutgersCentral Connecticut20.5
Miami (Fla.)Wake Forest-0.6
SyracuseVirginia3.8
CincinnatiTulane10.2
Saint Mary’sSan Francisco2.2
OklahomaKansas St.8.0
NevadaNew Mexico11.1
OregonUtah5.2

March 11, 2021

A Quick Look At The Bubble

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Thursday, March 11 Prior To Start of Today’s Games

It’s just a little more than 80 hours until the Selection Sunday bids are announced. We will have our final bracketology Sunday around 4 PM EST, unless there is a final tournament game that would affect the seeding.

As of this morning, here is our look at the teams in the gray area, on the bubble.

Let’s start with the teams that we believe are currently in the field if the bids were awarded today, but that are vulnerable to being bumped if other teams play their way into the field.

Louisville: The Cardinals lost in their first ACC Tournament game to fellow bubbler Duke. The Cardinals took a 6-spot dive in the Net Ratings after the loss, and they are in jeopardy of falling out of the tournament if a host of teams play their way in. At 13-7, they finished the season 4-6. UL won just one Quad 1 game, but they were 6-1 in Quad 2 games. Their chances of making the field are still about 85-90%, but they could find themselves playing that extra at-large play-in game.

Xavier: The Musketeers are in a much more precarious position following their immediate Big East Tournament ouster. Xavier fell to 62 in the Net, and they too finished 4-6 after starting 9-2. If a couple of teams still playing advance a couple rounds in their tournaments, it could be lights out for the Musketeers. Their chances of making the field are close to 50-50 today.

Drake: The Bulldogs lost to Loyola in the Arch Madness Championship Game to finish 23-4 with two losses to the Ramblers. A #45 Net with a 6-2 record against Quad 1 and Quad 2 opponents, including one win over Loyola should be enough to keep Drake in a safe spot in this field. Their chances of making the field are about 95%.

Wichita St.: The Selection Committee does not compare teams within the same conference in theory, but when looking at each team’s resumes, they are basically forced to look at who they beat and didn’t beat, and obviously more games are played in-conference, especially this season. Wichita St. is rated behind Memphis in the Net, and their 13-4 record includes a 9-0 mark against Quad 3 & 4 teams. On the plus side, the Shockers finished 9-1 with a win over Houston. The Shockers need to make it to at least the semifinals of the AAC Tournament; a loss to the USF-Temple winner would really jeopardize their tournament hopes. On the good side, Wichita looks to have an express seeding to the AAC Championship Game, so we give them a better than 50-50 chance to Dance.

Syracuse: Yesterday’s pasting of potential Bubble team North Carolina St. has given the Orangemen a legitimate shot to make the field with an upset of Virginia today. SU is now at 39 in the Net. A 1-6 Quad 1 record is poor, but the 5-1 Quad 2 has the Orangemen in position to move into the at-large positive category with a win today. A loss to the Cavs would not totally eliminate SU, depending on what happens in other tournaments. We give SU a 55% chance of making the field. If they stay in the top 40 of the Net, they should get in.

Boise St.: The Mountain West Conference has four teams competing for bids. There might be three awarded. Boise State has 2 Quad 1 wins, and their Net is currently 43. A win over Nevada today is mandatory. If they get that win, then a decent showing against San Diego State tomorrow should be satisfactory. We give BSU a 55-60% chance of making the field.

Colorado St.: Wins at San Diego St. and at Utah St. had the Rams at the top of the MWC in January, but CSU has swooned since and is in danger of playing themselves out of the field. With a Net of 50, a quarterfinal round loss to Fresno St. today would be a dagger in their hearts or dancing shoes. The Rams must win today, and then they might have to beat the Utah St.-UNLV winner tomorrow. If they play USU, it could be an eliminator game.

UCLA: The Bruins are March Madness royalty. The humans on the Selection Committee will find a way to justify placing them in the Dance. A quarterfinal win in the Pac-12 Tournament would more than suffice along with their moving into the top 40 in the Net. UCLA has a 75-80% chance to make the field.

Michigan St.: The Spartans will be hurt if the Net Ratings prove to be as important as the first 16-team pre-selection made by the Committee a month ago. MSU is a low 67 in the Net, but they are coming off a win over 1-seed line Michigan and have 5 Quad 1 wins. The Big Ten schedule, along with a win at Duke, should be enough for Sparty to celebrate with a Dance ticket on Sunday. A win over Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament sets it in stone.

Ole Miss: The Rebels have work to do. They would not be in the field if the Selections were made today, but Ole Miss has a path to get in. They absolutely must defeat South Carolina today and then will have to upset LSU tomorrow to raise their Net of 53 up to the low 40’s at worst. Two wins over Missouri and one over Tennessee are not enough to warrant their selection. Their chances of making the Dance are around 30%.

Utah St.: The Aggies are just outside the Field today, but they swept San Diego State and have a resume ready to move them into the field with a win over UNLV today and then a win over Colorado State in a knockout game tomorrow. If they don’t win two games, they lose out.

SMU: The Mustangs need a lot of help to get in. Teams above them on this list have to play their way out of the field, and SMU needs to do damage in the AAC Tournament, maybe make it to the Championship Game against Houston (not Memphis). A 55 Net is too low to warrant a bid. Their chance to get in is about 20%.

Memphis: It’s awful that the only a desperation heave at the basket by an out of control Houston player could keep the Tigers out of the field. Memphis had a chance to move up into the 40’s in the Net and now sits at 52, which is not good enough. Memphis will have to make it to the Championship Game of the AAC Tournament and face Wichita State in that game to still have an at-large shot. More realistically, the Tigers may need to qualify automatically at this point.

Seton Hall & St. John’s: These two teams face off today in the Big East Tournament. The winner stays alive, while the loser can only think about NIT Selection. The winner still has work to do, maybe needing another tournament win, especially over top-seed Villanova. If Georgetown beats the Hoyas today, then the winner of the SH-SJ game must beat GU tomorrow. St. John’s might still need one more win after that.

Duke: The Eastern equivalent of UCLA, the Blue Devils are March Madness royalty. Like a heavyweight champion in a boxing match, if it goes 15 rounds, the champion will at the least win on a split decision. Duke will qualify for that split decision today if they beat Florida St. The Committee will invent the reason to leapfrog the Blue Devils over eight teams to get them in the Field. A loss today would make them 13-12 with a Net in the 50’s, so they need that win today.

Saint Louis: The Billikens were greatly harmed by a multiple-game cancellation in the regular season. Wins over LSU and St. Bonaventure in the regular season are not going to be enough, and SLU lost to the Bonnies in the A-10 Tournament. It’s not going to be a happy Sunday in the Gateway to the West.

March 3, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
La SalleSaint Joseph’s0.6
George WashingtonFordham4.3
TulaneWichita St.-4.5
SyracuseClemson0.8
Notre DameNC St.2.4
Florida St.Boston College14.9
Seton HallConnecticut0.2
St. John’sProvidence2.6
VillanovaCreighton1.6
Eastern WashingtonIdaho St.13.7
Penn St.Minnesota3.1
NorthwesternMaryland-2.6
North Carolina A&TSouth Carolina St.12.0
North Carolina CentralFlorida A&M0.4
Colorado St.New Mexico18.8
UNLVSan Diego St.-12.3
WagnerMerrimack6.1
BelmontSIU Edwardsville16.4
Morehead St.Southeast Missouri St.8.7
UtahOregon St.3.8
OregonUCLA2.4
USCStanford7.7
Boston ULehigh7.2
FloridaMissouri4.9
Texas A&MMississippi St.-3.7
Sam Houston St.Texas A&M-CC14.7
New OrleansNorthwestern St.3.0
Houston BaptistIncarnate Word0.4
Central ArkansasSoutheast Louisiana1.5
Stephen F. AustinAbilene Christian-3.1
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