The Pi-Rate Ratings

January 24, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 3:00 am
HomeVisitorSpread
AkronMiami (O)13.8
ArkansasLSU12.4
Ball St.Buffalo4.6
Boise St.Fresno St.13.9
Central MichiganBowling Green0.4
ClemsonGeorgia Tech10.3
DrakeIndiana St.5.8
East CarolinaTulsa4.8
Florida St.Miami (Fla)-5.2
GeorgetownDePaul-1.9
IllinoisOhio St.2.2
Iowa St.Kansas St.5.2
La SalleDavidson-3.5
MississippiMissouri0.4
Missouri St.Illinois Chicago11.6
North Carolina St.Notre Dame12.4
Northern IllinoisKent St.-13.0
OhioWestern Michigan10.2
RutgersPenn St.6.1
San Jose St.Air Force3.1
Southern IllinoisMurray St.6.1
SyracuseNorth Carolina-3.5
TCUOklahoma7.0
TexasOklahoma St.7.5
ToledoEastern Michigan19.1
UNLVWyoming7.8
VanderbiltKentucky-2.5

January 16, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Monday, January 16,2023

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Monday’s Spreads

HomeVisitorSpread
Alabama A&MAlabama St.3.5
Bethune-CookmanArkansas Pine Bluff0.9
Cal St. FullertonCal Bakersfield8.4
CharlestonWilliam & Mary14.5
CharlotteUTEP8.8
ColumbiaCornell-13.3
Eastern WashingtonMontana3.4
Florida A&MMississippi Valley St.2.7
Florida Int’l.North Texas-9.6
George MasonGeorge Washington7.8
HamptonNorth Carolina A&T-4.6
HarvardDartmouth9.0
HawaiiCal St. Northridge14.7
IdahoMontana St.-9.0
La SalleSaint Joseph’s1.4
Long IslandSt. Francis (NY)-3.3
Loyola (MD)Lehigh-0.8
MerrimackWagner-0.5
Miami (Fla)Syracuse7.7
Michigan St.Purdue-3.1
Middle Tennessee St.UAB-4.7
MinnesotaIllinois-10.2
NortheasternDelaware-0.2
PennPrinceton-0.7
Prairie ViewAlcorn St.2.0
Purdue Ft. WayneCleveland St.5.2
Sacred HeartSt. Francis (PA)2.8
Stonehill CollegeFairleigh Dickinson0.7
Texas SouthernJackson St.3.4
TowsonHofstra0.1
UC IrvineUC Santa Barbara4.3
UC RiversideCal Poly9.9
UC San DiegoUC Davis-4.6
UMBCHartford17.0
UNC WilmingtonElon16.4
UTSARice-5.7
VillanovaGeorgetown13.8
Western KentuckyFlorida Atlantic-5.3
YaleBrown10.0

Monday’s PiRate Ratings

#TeamPiRateConference
1Houston120.7American Athletic
2Tennessee120.4Southeastern
3Alabama120.0Southeastern
4UCLA118.8Pac-12
5Connecticut117.6Big East
6Kansas117.3Big 12
7Purdue116.8Big Ten
8Gonzaga116.7West Coast
9Texas115.9Big 12
10Arizona114.6Pac-12
11Xavier114.6Big East
12Baylor114.4Big 12
13Saint Mary’s114.3West Coast
14Marquette114.2Big East
15Iowa St.114.2Big 12
16Rutgers114.2Big Ten
17Creighton113.8Big East
18Arkansas113.8Southeastern
19Virginia113.6Atlantic Coast
20North Carolina113.6Atlantic Coast
21Auburn113.5Southeastern
22Ohio St.113.5Big Ten
23Illinois113.4Big Ten
24TCU113.3Big 12
25Indiana113.0Big Ten
26Iowa113.0Big Ten
27Duke112.3Atlantic Coast
28Kansas St.112.2Big 12
29West Virginia112.1Big 12
30Kentucky112.0Southeastern
31San Diego St.111.9Mountain West
32Boise St.111.5Mountain West
33Providence111.5Big East
34Florida111.4Southeastern
35Memphis111.4American Athletic
36North Carolina St.111.2Atlantic Coast
37Oklahoma111.2Big 12
38Miami (Fla)110.9Atlantic Coast
39Oklahoma St.110.9Big 12
40Texas Tech110.9Big 12
41Maryland110.9Big Ten
42Michigan St.110.7Big Ten
43Utah St.110.5Mountain West
44Penn St.110.4Big Ten
45Texas A&M110.4Southeastern
46Colorado110.2Pac-12
47Virginia Tech110.2Atlantic Coast
48Arizona St.110.2Pac-12
49Michigan109.9Big Ten
50Missouri109.8Southeastern
51Dayton109.8Atlantic 10
52Seton Hall109.8Big East
53Northwestern109.7Big Ten
54Clemson109.7Atlantic Coast
55St. John’s109.6Big East
56Florida Atlantic109.6Conference USA
57USC109.6Pac-12
58Central Florida109.5American Athletic
59New Mexico109.4Mountain West
60Mississippi St.109.3Southeastern
61Oregon109.2Pac-12
62UAB109.1Conference USA
63Nevada109.0Mountain West
64Utah109.0Pac-12
65Wisconsin108.6Big Ten
66Cincinnati108.5American Athletic
67Washington St.108.5Pac-12
68Pittsburgh108.2Atlantic Coast
69Villanova108.2Big East
70Kent St.107.9Mid-American
71North Texas107.5Conference USA
72Wake Forest107.5Atlantic Coast
73Marshall107.3Sun Belt
74Sam Houston St.107.3Western Athletic
75BYU107.2West Coast
76Liberty107.2Atlantic Sun
77Iona106.9Metro Atlantic
78Tulane106.9American Athletic
79Butler106.8Big East
80James Madison106.7Sun Belt
81Saint Louis106.6Atlantic 10
82UNLV106.5Mountain West
83Bradley106.3Missouri Valley
84Charleston106.2Colonial Athletic
85Mississippi106.2Southeastern
86Oral Roberts106.2Summit
87Syracuse106.2Atlantic Coast
88Vanderbilt106.2Southeastern
89Georgia106.0Southeastern
90Santa Clara105.9West Coast
91Drake105.8Missouri Valley
92VCU105.5Atlantic 10
93LSU105.4Southeastern
94Yale105.3Ivy League
95UC Irvine105.2Big West
96Grand Canyon105.0Western Athletic
97Nebraska105.0Big Ten
98Stanford105.0Pac-12
99Utah Valley104.6Western Athletic
100Toledo104.6Mid-American
101Washington104.4Pac-12
102Richmond104.4Atlantic 10
103Charlotte104.2Conference USA
104Loyola Marymount104.2West Coast
105Furman104.1Southern
106Colorado St.104.0Mountain West
107Indiana St.103.9Missouri Valley
108Southern Illinois103.8Missouri Valley
109Princeton103.7Ivy League
110San Francisco103.7West Coast
111George Mason103.7Atlantic 10
112Duquesne103.6Atlantic 10
113Cornell103.6Ivy League
114Youngstown St.103.4Horizon
115Hofstra103.4Colonial Athletic
116Akron103.4Mid-American
117Colgate103.4Patriot League
118UC Santa Barbara103.4Big West
119UNC Greensboro103.0Southern
120Southern Utah103.0Western Athletic
121Wichita St.103.0American Athletic
122Notre Dame103.0Atlantic Coast
123Montana St.102.9Big Sky
124Southern Miss102.9Sun Belt
125Louisiana102.9Sun Belt
126Chattanooga102.8Southern
127Temple102.8American Athletic
128Georgia Tech102.6Atlantic Coast
129Hawaii102.5Big West
130DePaul102.5Big East
131Belmont102.5Missouri Valley
132UNC Wilmington102.3Colonial Athletic
133Seattle102.2Western Athletic
134Louisiana Tech102.2Conference USA
135Missouri St.102.1Missouri Valley
136Troy102.0Sun Belt
137Middle Tennessee101.9Conference USA
138Longwood101.9Big South
139Quinnipiac101.8Metro Atlantic
140Western Kentucky101.8Conference USA
141Davidson101.7Atlantic 10
142Ball St.101.6Mid-American
143Stephen F. Austin101.6Western Athletic
144South Florida101.6American Athletic
145Massachusetts101.5Atlantic 10
146Samford101.4Southern
147Wyoming101.3Mountain West
148Florida St.101.1Atlantic Coast
149Towson101.0Colonial Athletic
150San Jose St.101.0Mountain West
151Ohio100.9Mid-American
152Florida Gulf Coast100.8Atlantic Sun
153UMass Lowell100.8America East
154Air Force100.8Mountain West
155St. Bonaventure100.7Atlantic 10
156UC Riverside100.7Big West
157Purdue Fort Wayne100.7Horizon
158Eastern Washington100.6Big Sky
159Penn100.5Ivy League
160Cal Baptist100.5Western Athletic
161Drexel100.4Colonial Athletic
162Northern Iowa100.3Missouri Valley
163New Mexico St.100.2Western Athletic
164Minnesota100.2Big Ten
165Fresno St.100.1Mountain West
166Vermont100.1America East
167Murray St.100.1Missouri Valley
168Tarleton St.100.1Western Athletic
169Harvard100.0Ivy League
170Pepperdine100.0West Coast
171SMU100.0American Athletic
172Old Dominion99.9Sun Belt
173Radford99.8Big South
174Portland99.8West Coast
175UC Davis99.8Big West
176Siena99.8Metro Atlantic
177Montana99.7Big Sky
178Kennesaw St.99.6Atlantic Sun
179Bryant99.6America East
180SIU Edwardsville99.6Ohio Valley
181Jacksonville99.4Atlantic Sun
182Appalachian St.99.3Sun Belt
183Gardner Webb99.3Big South
184Long Beach St.99.3Big West
185South Alabama99.2Sun Belt
186South Dakota St.99.1Summit
187Stetson99.1Atlantic Sun
188Rice99.1Conference USA
189Boston College99.1Atlantic Coast
190Wofford99.0Southern
191UNC Asheville99.0Big South
192Lipscomb99.0Atlantic Sun
193Cal St. Fullerton98.9Big West
194Eastern Kentucky98.8Atlantic Sun
195Fordham98.8Atlantic 10
196California98.8Pac-12
197Wright St.98.5Horizon
198George Washington98.4Atlantic 10
199UTEP98.4Conference USA
200Queens98.3Atlantic Sun
201San Diego98.3West Coast
202Rider98.2Metro Atlantic
203Rhode Island98.1Atlantic 10
204East Carolina98.1American Athletic
205Abilene Christian98.0Western Athletic
206Texas St.98.0Sun Belt
207Cleveland St.98.0Horizon
208Norfolk St.97.9Mideastern Athletic
209Texas A&M CC97.8Southland
210Buffalo97.8Mid-American
211North Carolina Central97.8Mideastern Athletic
212Saint Joseph’s97.8Atlantic 10
213Brown97.8Ivy League
214Georgia Southern97.7Sun Belt
215Oregon St.97.6Pac-12
216Northern Kentucky97.6Horizon
217Detroit Mercy97.5Horizon
218Delaware97.5Colonial Athletic
219American97.4Patriot League
220UMBC97.4America East
221Georgetown97.4Big East
222St. Thomas97.3Summit
223Southern97.3Southwestern Athletic
224Sacramento St.97.2Big Sky
225Milwaukee97.1Horizon
226Army97.1Patriot League
227Georgia St.97.1Sun Belt
228Grambling96.8Southwestern Athletic
229Portland St.96.8Big Sky
230Loyola (Chi.)96.8Atlantic 10
231Weber St.96.8Big Sky
232Pacific96.6West Coast
233Utah Tech96.6Western Athletic
234Mercer96.6Southern
235South Carolina96.5Southeastern
236North Dakota St.96.4Summit
237Illinois St.96.3Missouri Valley
238La Salle96.2Atlantic 10
239UMKC96.1Summit
240Navy96.1Patriot League
241Morgan St.96.0Mideastern Athletic
242Nicholls St.96.0Southland
243Southeast Missouri St.95.9Ohio Valley
244Coastal Carolina95.9Sun Belt
245Boston University95.8Patriot League
246Bellarmine95.8Atlantic Sun
247Western Carolina95.8Southern
248Northwestern St.95.6Southland
249Tulsa95.6American Athletic
250Campbell95.6Big South
251Niagara95.5Metro Atlantic
252Florida Int’l95.4Conference USA
253Fairfield95.3Metro Atlantic
254East Tennessee St.95.2Southern
255Bowling Green95.0Mid-American
256Lafayette94.8Patriot League
257Northeastern94.8Colonial Athletic
258Southern Indiana94.7Ohio Valley
259Winthrop94.7Big South
260Northern Colorado94.7Big Sky
261Austin Peay94.6Atlantic Sun
262Louisville94.5Atlantic Coast
263Robert Morris94.5Horizon
264UT Arlington94.5Western Athletic
265Western Illinois94.3Summit
266Oakland94.3Horizon
267Mount St. Mary’s94.2Metro Atlantic
268Charleston Southern94.2Big South
269William & Mary94.2Colonial Athletic
270North Florida94.2Atlantic Sun
271Alcorn St.94.2Southwestern Athletic
272North Carolina A&T94.1Colonial Athletic
273Southeastern Louisiana94.1Southland
274Idaho St.94.0Big Sky
275Bucknell94.0Patriot League
276Canisius94.0Metro Atlantic
277UT-Martin93.7Ohio Valley
278Prairie View A&M93.7Southwestern Athletic
279New Hampshire93.6America East
280Lehigh93.6Patriot League
281Northern Arizona93.6Big Sky
282High Point93.5Big South
283USC Upstate93.5Big South
284Dartmouth93.5Ivy League
285Central Michigan93.3Mid-American
286Cal Poly93.3Big West
287Howard93.3Mideastern Athletic
288Western Michigan93.2Mid-American
289Illinois Chicago93.2Missouri Valley
290South Dakota93.1Summit
291Miami (O)93.1Mid-American
292Louisiana Monroe93.0Sun Belt
293Jacksonville St.93.0Atlantic Sun
294Cal St. Bakersfield93.0Big West
295Wagner92.9Northeast
296Maryland Eastern Shore92.9Mideastern Athletic
297UT Rio Grande Valley92.9Western Athletic
298Saint Peter’s92.9Metro Atlantic
299UC San Diego92.7Big West
300Tennessee Tech92.7Ohio Valley
301Marist92.6Metro Atlantic
302Texas Southern92.6Southwestern Athletic
303Morehead St.92.5Ohio Valley
304Valparaiso92.5Missouri Valley
305Stony Brook92.3Colonial Athletic
306Texas A&M Commerce92.3Southland
307Tennessee St.92.2Ohio Valley
308Maine92.2America East
309Chicago St.92.1Independents
310Denver92.1Summit
311Fairleigh Dickinson92.0Northeast
312Omaha91.8Summit
313Northern Illinois91.8Mid-American
314Jackson St.91.7Southwestern Athletic
315The Citadel91.7Southern
316Arkansas St.91.6Sun Belt
317Idaho91.4Big Sky
318Binghamton91.4America East
319North Alabama91.4Atlantic Sun
320NJIT91.1America East
321Sacred Heart91.0Northeast
322Manhattan91.0Metro Atlantic
323Coppin St.90.9Mideastern Athletic
324UTSA90.9Conference USA
325Cal St. Northridge90.8Big West
326St. Francis PA90.7Northeast
327Presbyterian90.5Big South
328North Dakota90.5Summit
329Central Connecticut90.4Northeast
330Albany90.4America East
331VMI90.3Southern
332Loyola (MD)90.3Patriot League
333Stonehill90.2Northeast
334Merrimack89.9Northeast
335Eastern Michigan89.8Mid-American
336McNeese St.89.5Southland
337Alabama A&M89.5Southwestern Athletic
338Lindenwood89.3Ohio Valley
339Central Arkansas89.2Atlantic Sun
340Little Rock88.8Ohio Valley
341New Orleans88.7Southland
342Arkansas Pine Bluff88.7Southwestern Athletic
343Evansville88.6Missouri Valley
344Alabama St.88.5Southwestern Athletic
345Holy Cross88.5Patriot League
346Elon88.4Colonial Athletic
347South Carolina St.88.1Mideastern Athletic
348Eastern Illinois88.0Ohio Valley
349Columbia87.8Ivy League
350St. Francis NY87.4Northeast
351Bethune Cookman87.1Southwestern Athletic
352Hampton87.0Colonial Athletic
353Houston Christian86.5Southland
354Incarnate Word86.3Southland
355Monmouth85.1Colonial Athletic
356Florida A&M84.3Southwestern Athletic
357Delaware St.84.1Mideastern Athletic
358Mississippi Valley St.84.1Southwestern Athletic
359Lamar83.6Southland
360Green Bay83.6Horizon
361Hartford82.9Independents
362Long Island81.6Northeast
363IUPUI81.2Horizon

Alphabetical

#TeamPiRateConference
205Abilene Christian98.0Western Athletic
154Air Force100.8Mountain West
116Akron103.4Mid-American
3Alabama120.0Southeastern
337Alabama A&M89.5Southwestern Athletic
344Alabama St.88.5Southwestern Athletic
330Albany90.4America East
271Alcorn St.94.2Southwestern Athletic
219American97.4Patriot League
182Appalachian St.99.3Sun Belt
10Arizona114.6Pac-12
48Arizona St.110.2Pac-12
18Arkansas113.8Southeastern
342Arkansas Pine Bluff88.7Southwestern Athletic
316Arkansas St.91.6Sun Belt
226Army97.1Patriot League
21Auburn113.5Southeastern
261Austin Peay94.6Atlantic Sun
142Ball St.101.6Mid-American
12Baylor114.4Big 12
246Bellarmine95.8Atlantic Sun
131Belmont102.5Missouri Valley
351Bethune Cookman87.1Southwestern Athletic
318Binghamton91.4America East
32Boise St.111.5Mountain West
189Boston College99.1Atlantic Coast
245Boston University95.8Patriot League
255Bowling Green95.0Mid-American
83Bradley106.3Missouri Valley
213Brown97.8Ivy League
179Bryant99.6America East
275Bucknell94.0Patriot League
210Buffalo97.8Mid-American
79Butler106.8Big East
75BYU107.2West Coast
160Cal Baptist100.5Western Athletic
286Cal Poly93.3Big West
294Cal St. Bakersfield93.0Big West
193Cal St. Fullerton98.9Big West
325Cal St. Northridge90.8Big West
196California98.8Pac-12
250Campbell95.6Big South
276Canisius94.0Metro Atlantic
339Central Arkansas89.2Atlantic Sun
329Central Connecticut90.4Northeast
58Central Florida109.5American Athletic
285Central Michigan93.3Mid-American
84Charleston106.2Colonial Athletic
268Charleston Southern94.2Big South
103Charlotte104.2Conference USA
126Chattanooga102.8Southern
309Chicago St.92.1Independents
66Cincinnati108.5American Athletic
54Clemson109.7Atlantic Coast
207Cleveland St.98.0Horizon
244Coastal Carolina95.9Sun Belt
117Colgate103.4Patriot League
46Colorado110.2Pac-12
106Colorado St.104.0Mountain West
349Columbia87.8Ivy League
5Connecticut117.6Big East
323Coppin St.90.9Mideastern Athletic
113Cornell103.6Ivy League
17Creighton113.8Big East
284Dartmouth93.5Ivy League
141Davidson101.7Atlantic 10
51Dayton109.8Atlantic 10
218Delaware97.5Colonial Athletic
357Delaware St.84.1Mideastern Athletic
310Denver92.1Summit
130DePaul102.5Big East
217Detroit Mercy97.5Horizon
91Drake105.8Missouri Valley
161Drexel100.4Colonial Athletic
27Duke112.3Atlantic Coast
112Duquesne103.6Atlantic 10
204East Carolina98.1American Athletic
254East Tennessee St.95.2Southern
348Eastern Illinois88.0Ohio Valley
194Eastern Kentucky98.8Atlantic Sun
335Eastern Michigan89.8Mid-American
158Eastern Washington100.6Big Sky
346Elon88.4Colonial Athletic
343Evansville88.6Missouri Valley
253Fairfield95.3Metro Atlantic
311Fairleigh Dickinson92.0Northeast
34Florida111.4Southeastern
356Florida A&M84.3Southwestern Athletic
56Florida Atlantic109.6Conference USA
152Florida Gulf Coast100.8Atlantic Sun
252Florida Int’l95.4Conference USA
148Florida St.101.1Atlantic Coast
195Fordham98.8Atlantic 10
165Fresno St.100.1Mountain West
105Furman104.1Southern
183Gardner Webb99.3Big South
111George Mason103.7Atlantic 10
198George Washington98.4Atlantic 10
221Georgetown97.4Big East
89Georgia106.0Southeastern
214Georgia Southern97.7Sun Belt
227Georgia St.97.1Sun Belt
128Georgia Tech102.6Atlantic Coast
8Gonzaga116.7West Coast
228Grambling96.8Southwestern Athletic
96Grand Canyon105.0Western Athletic
360Green Bay83.6Horizon
352Hampton87.0Colonial Athletic
361Hartford82.9Independents
169Harvard100.0Ivy League
129Hawaii102.5Big West
282High Point93.5Big South
115Hofstra103.4Colonial Athletic
345Holy Cross88.5Patriot League
1Houston120.7American Athletic
353Houston Christian86.5Southland
287Howard93.3Mideastern Athletic
317Idaho91.4Big Sky
274Idaho St.94.0Big Sky
23Illinois113.4Big Ten
289Illinois Chicago93.2Missouri Valley
237Illinois St.96.3Missouri Valley
354Incarnate Word86.3Southland
25Indiana113.0Big Ten
107Indiana St.103.9Missouri Valley
77Iona106.9Metro Atlantic
26Iowa113.0Big Ten
15Iowa St.114.2Big 12
363IUPUI81.2Horizon
314Jackson St.91.7Southwestern Athletic
181Jacksonville99.4Atlantic Sun
293Jacksonville St.93.0Atlantic Sun
80James Madison106.7Sun Belt
6Kansas117.3Big 12
28Kansas St.112.2Big 12
178Kennesaw St.99.6Atlantic Sun
70Kent St.107.9Mid-American
30Kentucky112.0Southeastern
238La Salle96.2Atlantic 10
256Lafayette94.8Patriot League
359Lamar83.6Southland
280Lehigh93.6Patriot League
76Liberty107.2Atlantic Sun
338Lindenwood89.3Ohio Valley
192Lipscomb99.0Atlantic Sun
340Little Rock88.8Ohio Valley
184Long Beach St.99.3Big West
362Long Island81.6Northeast
138Longwood101.9Big South
125Louisiana102.9Sun Belt
292Louisiana Monroe93.0Sun Belt
134Louisiana Tech102.2Conference USA
262Louisville94.5Atlantic Coast
230Loyola (Chi.)96.8Atlantic 10
332Loyola (MD)90.3Patriot League
104Loyola Marymount104.2West Coast
93LSU105.4Southeastern
308Maine92.2America East
322Manhattan91.0Metro Atlantic
301Marist92.6Metro Atlantic
14Marquette114.2Big East
73Marshall107.3Sun Belt
41Maryland110.9Big Ten
296Maryland Eastern Shore92.9Mideastern Athletic
145Massachusetts101.5Atlantic 10
336McNeese St.89.5Southland
35Memphis111.4American Athletic
234Mercer96.6Southern
334Merrimack89.9Northeast
38Miami (Fla)110.9Atlantic Coast
291Miami (O)93.1Mid-American
49Michigan109.9Big Ten
42Michigan St.110.7Big Ten
137Middle Tennessee101.9Conference USA
225Milwaukee97.1Horizon
164Minnesota100.2Big Ten
85Mississippi106.2Southeastern
60Mississippi St.109.3Southeastern
358Mississippi Valley St.84.1Southwestern Athletic
50Missouri109.8Southeastern
135Missouri St.102.1Missouri Valley
355Monmouth85.1Colonial Athletic
177Montana99.7Big Sky
123Montana St.102.9Big Sky
303Morehead St.92.5Ohio Valley
241Morgan St.96.0Mideastern Athletic
267Mount St. Mary’s94.2Metro Atlantic
167Murray St.100.1Missouri Valley
240Navy96.1Patriot League
97Nebraska105.0Big Ten
63Nevada109.0Mountain West
279New Hampshire93.6America East
59New Mexico109.4Mountain West
163New Mexico St.100.2Western Athletic
341New Orleans88.7Southland
251Niagara95.5Metro Atlantic
242Nicholls St.96.0Southland
320NJIT91.1America East
208Norfolk St.97.9Mideastern Athletic
319North Alabama91.4Atlantic Sun
20North Carolina113.6Atlantic Coast
272North Carolina A&T94.1Colonial Athletic
211North Carolina Central97.8Mideastern Athletic
36North Carolina St.111.2Atlantic Coast
328North Dakota90.5Summit
236North Dakota St.96.4Summit
270North Florida94.2Atlantic Sun
71North Texas107.5Conference USA
257Northeastern94.8Colonial Athletic
281Northern Arizona93.6Big Sky
260Northern Colorado94.7Big Sky
313Northern Illinois91.8Mid-American
162Northern Iowa100.3Missouri Valley
216Northern Kentucky97.6Horizon
53Northwestern109.7Big Ten
248Northwestern St.95.6Southland
122Notre Dame103.0Atlantic Coast
266Oakland94.3Horizon
151Ohio100.9Mid-American
22Ohio St.113.5Big Ten
37Oklahoma111.2Big 12
39Oklahoma St.110.9Big 12
172Old Dominion99.9Sun Belt
312Omaha91.8Summit
86Oral Roberts106.2Summit
61Oregon109.2Pac-12
215Oregon St.97.6Pac-12
232Pacific96.6West Coast
159Penn100.5Ivy League
44Penn St.110.4Big Ten
170Pepperdine100.0West Coast
68Pittsburgh108.2Atlantic Coast
174Portland99.8West Coast
229Portland St.96.8Big Sky
278Prairie View A&M93.7Southwestern Athletic
327Presbyterian90.5Big South
109Princeton103.7Ivy League
33Providence111.5Big East
7Purdue116.8Big Ten
157Purdue Fort Wayne100.7Horizon
200Queens98.3Atlantic Sun
139Quinnipiac101.8Metro Atlantic
173Radford99.8Big South
203Rhode Island98.1Atlantic 10
188Rice99.1Conference USA
102Richmond104.4Atlantic 10
202Rider98.2Metro Atlantic
263Robert Morris94.5Horizon
16Rutgers114.2Big Ten
224Sacramento St.97.2Big Sky
321Sacred Heart91.0Northeast
212Saint Joseph’s97.8Atlantic 10
81Saint Louis106.6Atlantic 10
13Saint Mary’s114.3West Coast
298Saint Peter’s92.9Metro Atlantic
74Sam Houston St.107.3Western Athletic
146Samford101.4Southern
201San Diego98.3West Coast
31San Diego St.111.9Mountain West
110San Francisco103.7West Coast
150San Jose St.101.0Mountain West
90Santa Clara105.9West Coast
133Seattle102.2Western Athletic
52Seton Hall109.8Big East
176Siena99.8Metro Atlantic
180SIU Edwardsville99.6Ohio Valley
171SMU100.0American Athletic
185South Alabama99.2Sun Belt
235South Carolina96.5Southeastern
347South Carolina St.88.1Mideastern Athletic
290South Dakota93.1Summit
186South Dakota St.99.1Summit
144South Florida101.6American Athletic
243Southeast Missouri St.95.9Ohio Valley
273Southeastern Louisiana94.1Southland
223Southern97.3Southwestern Athletic
108Southern Illinois103.8Missouri Valley
258Southern Indiana94.7Ohio Valley
124Southern Miss102.9Sun Belt
120Southern Utah103.0Western Athletic
155St. Bonaventure100.7Atlantic 10
350St. Francis NY87.4Northeast
326St. Francis PA90.7Northeast
55St. John’s109.6Big East
222St. Thomas97.3Summit
98Stanford105.0Pac-12
143Stephen F. Austin101.6Western Athletic
187Stetson99.1Atlantic Sun
333Stonehill90.2Northeast
305Stony Brook92.3Colonial Athletic
87Syracuse106.2Atlantic Coast
168Tarleton St.100.1Western Athletic
24TCU113.3Big 12
127Temple102.8American Athletic
2Tennessee120.4Southeastern
307Tennessee St.92.2Ohio Valley
300Tennessee Tech92.7Ohio Valley
9Texas115.9Big 12
45Texas A&M110.4Southeastern
209Texas A&M CC97.8Southland
306Texas A&M Commerce92.3Southland
302Texas Southern92.6Southwestern Athletic
206Texas St.98.0Sun Belt
40Texas Tech110.9Big 12
315The Citadel91.7Southern
100Toledo104.6Mid-American
149Towson101.0Colonial Athletic
136Troy102.0Sun Belt
78Tulane106.9American Athletic
249Tulsa95.6American Athletic
62UAB109.1Conference USA
175UC Davis99.8Big West
95UC Irvine105.2Big West
156UC Riverside100.7Big West
299UC San Diego92.7Big West
118UC Santa Barbara103.4Big West
4UCLA118.8Pac-12
153UMass Lowell100.8America East
220UMBC97.4America East
239UMKC96.1Summit
191UNC Asheville99.0Big South
119UNC Greensboro103.0Southern
132UNC Wilmington102.3Colonial Athletic
82UNLV106.5Mountain West
57USC109.6Pac-12
283USC Upstate93.5Big South
264UT Arlington94.5Western Athletic
297UT Rio Grande Valley92.9Western Athletic
277UT-Martin93.7Ohio Valley
64Utah109.0Pac-12
43Utah St.110.5Mountain West
233Utah Tech96.6Western Athletic
99Utah Valley104.6Western Athletic
199UTEP98.4Conference USA
324UTSA90.9Conference USA
304Valparaiso92.5Missouri Valley
88Vanderbilt106.2Southeastern
92VCU105.5Atlantic 10
166Vermont100.1America East
69Villanova108.2Big East
19Virginia113.6Atlantic Coast
47Virginia Tech110.2Atlantic Coast
331VMI90.3Southern
295Wagner92.9Northeast
72Wake Forest107.5Atlantic Coast
101Washington104.4Pac-12
67Washington St.108.5Pac-12
231Weber St.96.8Big Sky
29West Virginia112.1Big 12
247Western Carolina95.8Southern
265Western Illinois94.3Summit
140Western Kentucky101.8Conference USA
288Western Michigan93.2Mid-American
121Wichita St.103.0American Athletic
269William & Mary94.2Colonial Athletic
259Winthrop94.7Big South
65Wisconsin108.6Big Ten
190Wofford99.0Southern
197Wright St.98.5Horizon
147Wyoming101.3Mountain West
11Xavier114.6Big East
94Yale105.3Ivy League
114Youngstown St.103.4Horizon

PiRate Ratings By Conference

America East
TeamRating
UMass Lowell100.8
Vermont100.1
Bryant99.6
UMBC97.4
New Hampshire93.6
Maine92.2
Binghamton91.4
NJIT91.1
Albany90.4
American Athletic
TeamRating
Houston120.7
Memphis111.4
Central Florida109.5
Cincinnati108.5
Tulane106.9
Wichita St.103.0
Temple102.8
South Florida101.6
SMU100.0
East Carolina98.1
Tulsa95.6
Atlantic 10
TeamRating
Dayton109.8
Saint Louis106.6
VCU105.5
Richmond104.4
George Mason103.7
Duquesne103.6
Davidson101.7
Massachusetts101.5
St. Bonaventure100.7
Fordham98.8
George Washington98.4
Rhode Island98.1
Saint Joseph’s97.8
Loyola (Chi.)96.8
La Salle96.2
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Virginia113.6
North Carolina113.6
Duke112.3
North Carolina St.111.2
Miami (Fla)110.9
Virginia Tech110.2
Clemson109.7
Pittsburgh108.2
Wake Forest107.5
Syracuse106.2
Notre Dame103.0
Georgia Tech102.6
Florida St.101.1
Boston College99.1
Louisville94.5
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty107.2
Florida Gulf Coast100.8
Kennesaw St.99.6
Jacksonville99.4
Stetson99.1
Lipscomb99.0
Eastern Kentucky98.8
Queens98.3
Bellarmine95.8
Austin Peay94.6
North Florida94.2
Jacksonville St.93.0
North Alabama91.4
Central Arkansas89.2
Big 12
TeamRating
Kansas117.3
Texas115.9
Baylor114.4
Iowa St.114.2
TCU113.3
Kansas St.112.2
West Virginia112.1
Oklahoma111.2
Oklahoma St.110.9
Texas Tech110.9
Big East
TeamRating
Connecticut117.6
Xavier114.6
Marquette114.2
Creighton113.8
Providence111.5
Seton Hall109.8
St. John’s109.6
Villanova108.2
Butler106.8
DePaul102.5
Georgetown97.4
Big Sky
TeamRating
Montana St.102.9
Eastern Washington100.6
Montana99.7
Sacramento St.97.2
Portland St.96.8
Weber St.96.8
Northern Colorado94.7
Idaho St.94.0
Northern Arizona93.6
Idaho91.4
Big South
TeamRating
Longwood101.9
Radford99.8
Gardner Webb99.3
UNC Asheville99.0
Campbell95.6
Winthrop94.7
Charleston Southern94.2
High Point93.5
USC Upstate93.5
Presbyterian90.5
Big Ten
TeamRating
Purdue116.8
Rutgers114.2
Ohio St.113.5
Illinois113.4
Indiana113.0
Iowa113.0
Maryland110.9
Michigan St.110.7
Penn St.110.4
Michigan109.9
Northwestern109.7
Wisconsin108.6
Nebraska105.0
Minnesota100.2
Big West
TeamRating
UC Irvine105.2
UC Santa Barbara103.4
Hawaii102.5
UC Riverside100.7
UC Davis99.8
Long Beach St.99.3
Cal St. Fullerton98.9
Cal Poly93.3
Cal St. Bakersfield93.0
UC San Diego92.7
Cal St. Northridge90.8
Colonial Athletic
TeamRating
Charleston106.2
Hofstra103.4
UNC Wilmington102.3
Towson101.0
Drexel100.4
Delaware97.5
Northeastern94.8
William & Mary94.2
North Carolina A&T94.1
Stony Brook92.3
Elon88.4
Hampton87.0
Monmouth85.1
Conference USA
TeamRating
Florida Atlantic109.6
UAB109.1
North Texas107.5
Charlotte104.2
Louisiana Tech102.2
Middle Tennessee101.9
Western Kentucky101.8
Rice99.1
UTEP98.4
Florida Int’l95.4
UTSA90.9
Horizon
TeamRating
Youngstown St.103.4
Purdue Fort Wayne100.7
Wright St.98.5
Cleveland St.98.0
Northern Kentucky97.6
Detroit Mercy97.5
Milwaukee97.1
Robert Morris94.5
Oakland94.3
Green Bay83.6
IUPUI81.2
Independents
TeamRating
Chicago St.92.1
Hartford82.9
Ivy League
TeamRating
Yale105.3
Princeton103.7
Cornell103.6
Penn100.5
Harvard100.0
Brown97.8
Dartmouth93.5
Columbia87.8
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Iona106.9
Quinnipiac101.8
Siena99.8
Rider98.2
Niagara95.5
Fairfield95.3
Mount St. Mary’s94.2
Canisius94.0
Saint Peter’s92.9
Marist92.6
Manhattan91.0
Mid-American
TeamRating
Kent St.107.9
Toledo104.6
Akron103.4
Ball St.101.6
Ohio100.9
Buffalo97.8
Bowling Green95.0
Central Michigan93.3
Western Michigan93.2
Miami (O)93.1
Northern Illinois91.8
Eastern Michigan89.8
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Norfolk St.97.9
North Carolina Central97.8
Morgan St.96.0
Howard93.3
Maryland Eastern Shore92.9
Coppin St.90.9
South Carolina St.88.1
Delaware St.84.1
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Bradley106.3
Drake105.8
Indiana St.103.9
Southern Illinois103.8
Belmont102.5
Missouri St.102.1
Northern Iowa100.3
Murray St.100.1
Illinois St.96.3
Illinois Chicago93.2
Valparaiso92.5
Evansville88.6
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.111.9
Boise St.111.5
Utah St.110.5
New Mexico109.4
Nevada109.0
UNLV106.5
Colorado St.104.0
Wyoming101.3
San Jose St.101.0
Air Force100.8
Fresno St.100.1
Northeast
TeamRating
Wagner92.9
Fairleigh Dickinson92.0
Sacred Heart91.0
St. Francis PA90.7
Central Connecticut90.4
Stonehill90.2
Merrimack89.9
St. Francis NY87.4
Long Island81.6
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
SIU Edwardsville99.6
Southeast Missouri St.95.9
Southern Indiana94.7
UT-Martin93.7
Tennessee Tech92.7
Morehead St.92.5
Tennessee St.92.2
Lindenwood89.3
Little Rock88.8
Eastern Illinois88.0
Pac-12
TeamRating
UCLA118.8
Arizona114.6
Colorado110.2
Arizona St.110.2
USC109.6
Oregon109.2
Utah109.0
Washington St.108.5
Stanford105.0
Washington104.4
California98.8
Oregon St.97.6
Patriot League
TeamRating
Colgate103.4
American97.4
Army97.1
Navy96.1
Boston University95.8
Lafayette94.8
Bucknell94.0
Lehigh93.6
Loyola (MD)90.3
Holy Cross88.5
Southeastern
TeamRating
Tennessee120.4
Alabama120.0
Arkansas113.8
Auburn113.5
Kentucky112.0
Florida111.4
Texas A&M110.4
Missouri109.8
Mississippi St.109.3
Mississippi106.2
Vanderbilt106.2
Georgia106.0
LSU105.4
South Carolina96.5
Southern
TeamRating
Furman104.1
UNC Greensboro103.0
Chattanooga102.8
Samford101.4
Wofford99.0
Mercer96.6
Western Carolina95.8
East Tennessee St.95.2
The Citadel91.7
VMI90.3
Southland
TeamRating
Texas A&M CC97.8
Nicholls St.96.0
Northwestern St.95.6
Southeastern Louisiana94.1
Texas A&M Commerce92.3
McNeese St.89.5
New Orleans88.7
Houston Christian86.5
Incarnate Word86.3
Lamar83.6
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Southern97.3
Grambling96.8
Alcorn St.94.2
Prairie View A&M93.7
Texas Southern92.6
Jackson St.91.7
Alabama A&M89.5
Arkansas Pine Bluff88.7
Alabama St.88.5
Bethune Cookman87.1
Florida A&M84.3
Mississippi Valley St.84.1
Summit
TeamRating
Oral Roberts106.2
South Dakota St.99.1
St. Thomas97.3
North Dakota St.96.4
UMKC96.1
Western Illinois94.3
South Dakota93.1
Denver92.1
Omaha91.8
North Dakota90.5
Sun Belt
TeamRating
Marshall107.3
James Madison106.7
Southern Miss102.9
Louisiana102.9
Troy102.0
Old Dominion99.9
Appalachian St.99.3
South Alabama99.2
Texas St.98.0
Georgia Southern97.7
Georgia St.97.1
Coastal Carolina95.9
Louisiana Monroe93.0
Arkansas St.91.6
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga116.7
Saint Mary’s114.3
BYU107.2
Santa Clara105.9
Loyola Marymount104.2
San Francisco103.7
Pepperdine100.0
Portland99.8
San Diego98.3
Pacific96.6
Western Athletic
TeamRating
Sam Houston St.107.3
Grand Canyon105.0
Utah Valley104.6
Southern Utah103.0
Seattle102.2
Stephen F. Austin101.6
Cal Baptist100.5
New Mexico St.100.2
Tarleton St.100.1
Abilene Christian98.0
Utah Tech96.6
UT Arlington94.5
UT Rio Grande Valley92.9

Coming Later Today: Updated Bracketology

January 10, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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HomeVisitorSpread
ArkansasAlabama0.0
ArmyAmerican-0.7
BradleyEvansville19.5
BryantAlbany10.3
BucknellLoyola (MD)7.7
Cal BaptistUtah Valley-1.9
Cal St. BakersfieldUC Santa Barbara-7.7
Cal St. NorthridgeUC Davis-5.9
Central FloridaMemphis1.4
Charleston SouthernHigh Point-0.4
ChattanoogaWestern Carolina8.2
CincinnatiEast Carolina11.5
ClemsonLouisville17.9
ColgateBoston U.10.3
DavidsonRichmond0.6
DelawareTowson-1.9
DukePittsburgh8.3
ElonNorth Carolina A&T-2.8
Florida Int’l.Florida Atlantic-12.6
GeorgiaMississippi St.-1.7
HofstraMonmouth20.1
HoustonSouth Florida24.5
Illinois St.Missouri St.-4.5
Indiana St.Southern Illinois4.2
LehighHoly Cross5.0
MaineNew Hampshire2.4
MarquetteConnecticut-2.3
MassachusettsLa Salle8.6
MercerFurman-5.0
Miami (Fla)Boston College13.5
NavyLafayette6.1
NJITBinghamton2.8
North TexasLouisiana Tech8.5
NorthwesternRutgers-1.1
Penn St.Indiana-1.5
PresbyterianGardner Webb-6.8
Rhode IslandSt. Bonaventure0.7
RiceMiddle Tennessee0.0
Saint Joseph’sDuquesne-3.0
Saint LouisGeorge Mason5.9
SamfordWofford3.0
SMUTulane-3.0
SyracuseVirginia Tech-1.9
Tarleton St.Chicago St.10.4
TexasTCU6.9
Texas A&MMissouri0.4
The CitadelEast Tennessee St.0.1
UABWestern Kentucky11.1
UC IrvineCal St. Fullerton9.3
UC San DiegoUC Riverside-4.8
UMass LowellVermont2.5
UNC WilmingtonCharleston-0.4
UNLVBoise St.0.8
USC UpstateCampbell1.4
UT Rio Grande ValleyAbilene Christian-5.0
UTEPUTSA9.5
VMIUNC Greensboro-8.4
Wake ForestFlorida St.7.9
Washington St.California13.0
West VirginiaBaylor2.1
William & MaryHampton7.9
WinthropRadford-1.2
XavierCreighton3.5

January 3, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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HomeVisitorSpread
Air ForceUtah St.-9.3
AkronNorthern Illinois12.7
AlabamaMississippi12.1
Boise St.San Jose St.10.9
Boston CollegeNotre Dame-0.9
BuffaloOhio0.2
Central MichiganMiami (O)3.7
CreightonSeton Hall7.3
Eastern MichiganBowling Green0.9
Fresno St.New Mexico-5.0
Kent St.Western Michigan18.4
KentuckyLSU10.3
LouisvilleSyracuse-8.2
Michigan St.Nebraska6.6
PittsburghVirginia-4.2
St. John’sMarquette-2.0
TennesseeMississippi St.12.9
TexasKansas St.9.8
Texas TechKansas-1.5
ToledoBall St.7.2
VanderbiltSouth Carolina10.4
WisconsinMinnesota14.4

October 12, 2022

PiRate Picks for October 13-15, 2022

Crash! Like a meteorite falling to Earth, our picks free-fell and left a tail of fire as they fell. In just two lousy weeks, a 16-5 start with an incredible profit has been reduced to a minor loss after failing to pick a single correct selection last week.

Of course, the good news for those of you that read this strictly for enjoyment is that your profit and loss statement has remained the same as ours, nothing wagered and nothing lost or gained, so we can come right back with some selections, knowing we will still have the same amount of money in our real accounts, regardless of what our imaginary accounts indicate.

This week, we add a couple of teaser selections, something we have used in the past, sometimes with very successful results and sometimes stinkers. When we issue teaser selections, it is more important which numbers the teasers pass than the teams involved. We look to change the margin in a way that picks up a large percentage in historical actual spread. Teasing through 3, 6, 7, 10, and 13 points picks up some extra oomph. Additionally, being able to tease a favorite down to just 1 point is another good option. And, if you can tease a favorite into an underdog status of 3 1/2 points or 7 1/2 points, you enjoy some extra advantage.

We haven’t forgotten money line parlays this week, as we have a 3-team parlay going off at better than 2-1 odds, something that won big for us in September.

Without further adieu, here are this week’s selections.

Selection #1: Iowa State +17 vs. Texas

When the margin went from 16 1/2 to 17 late Wednesday afternoon (when this feature is composed), this became a play for us. While we believe this is a single-digit game, we waited for that precious half-point. Iowa State’s defense can slow down the combination of Ewers and Robinson, maybe not enough to win, but enough to lose by 7-13 points.

Selection #2: North Carolina State + 3 1/2 vs. Syracuse

Syracuse being undefeated is a feel good story, but we think the wrong team is favored, and getting that hook onto the 3 makes it quite attractive for our system.

Selection #3: 6-point teaser with 2 games @ -110

Alabama -1 vs. Tennessee

North Carolina -1 vs. Duke

As we mentioned above, teasing a favorite down to 1 point is something we like. We believe the Tide and Tar Heels will both win, and teasing down to 1 is valuable

Selection #4: 9-point teaser with 3 games @ -107

Clemson +5 1/2 vs. Florida St.

Arkansas + 7 1/2 vs. BYU

Illinois + 15 1/2 vs. Minnesota

Taking Clemson from -3 1/2 to +5 1/2 goes through 3 on both sides, and we like the percentage advantage knowing that a 3-point CU loss still wins for this selection. Taking Arkansas from favorite to underdog by more than 7 and knowing that K. J. Jefferson is now likely to play makes the second leg very attractive. Taking a hot home dog and making them more than a 2-touchdown underdog in a game we believe the Illini have a 35-40% chance of winning completes the trio.

Selection #5: Money Line Parlay @ +238.81

Baylor over West Virginia

Miami (O) over Bowling Green

Oregon State over Washington State

West Virginia coach Neal Brown, hoping to not be fired in midseason like five others have been fired so far, has made statements that he knew turning around the Mountaineer program would be a long process. When a coach says this, he is admitting that his team is outmanned. Brown’s job is only a little more secure than Bryan Harsin’s job at the moment, while Baylor is still in the Big 12 race to finish in second place and make the conference championship game.

Miami of Ohio might lose another conference game this year, but we can’t see woeful Bowling Green being that team.

Oregon State and Washington State should be an excellent game to watch as an impartial football fan. The two teams are stronger than many give credit for, and we think the Beavers’ home field advantage is worth just enough to give OSU a slight advantage.

Remember: Dont wager real money on these games!

Special Note: We here at the PiRate Ratings do not report on rumors, as we previously were professional sports journalists. In order to report on a story, we wanted two different sources independent of each other to give us nearly identical information. We have such information, and the news is not good for Auburn football coach Bryan Harsin. Rumors of his being dismissed now have two different sources telling us that a substantial loss to Ole Miss this weekend would be the end of his coaching tenure at the Loveliest Village On The Plains. What substantial means was not explained.

September 22, 2022

PiRate Picks: September 22-24, 2022

After losing most of our imaginary profit made in the first two weeks last week, we happened to be gifted with a week where the numbers seemed to be in our favor. We issued seven selections, including a Money Line Parlay that had eye-popping +204.42 odds. The Wyoming-Air Force rivlary game immediately drew our attention, as the 14 1/2 points were not just a gift, but an outright mistake. It won to start the weekend out on a great note.

We played two short favorites at home, something we rarely like to play. One of them, Maryland over SMU, won. The other was winning until a true freshman quarterback acted like Peyton Manning in the second half of his game, and our own local Vanderbilt Commodores won as a road ‘dog.

We played three totals, and all three won, but two of those were by the skin of our teeth. Oklahoma blew Nebraska off their home field. Thankfully, they ate the last 6 minutes off the clock when any score would have done us in. Notre Dame and Cal covered the 40 1/2 point total by a half point. Once again, we felt the AFA-Wyoming game was a gift with its high total, because the Cowboys historically have slowed down the option and kept this game close and low scoring.

Now to the Money Line Parlay at better than 2-1 odds. Penn State easily clobbered Auburn, as we thought would happen. Texas A&M was in a must-win situation to save Jimbo Fisher’s smoldering seat from becoming inflamed. North Carolina State proved their ranking is valid by topping Texas Tech with little trouble, and voila, we had an outstanding week cashing in six imaginary tickets in seven wagers. The imaginary $700 investment returned $1,294.42 for a fake profit of 85%. For the season to date, our beginning imaginary balance of $1,000 is now worth $1,906.19 a profit gain of 90.6% in four weeks.

That is now in the past. What have we done for you lately? We are about to do a lot by telling you that as wonderful as the numbers looked to us last week, they look that terrible this week. So many spreads are one point away from being plays for us. That one point is where we live. 20-something games were wiped out just because the number needed to be 7 1/2 instead of 6 1/2, 3 1/2 instead of 2 1/2, and 10 1/2 instead of 9 1/2. Buying points or playing teasers are two things we don’t like to do, unless we can play a 3-game, 10-point teaser where we can move spreads from 4 1/2 to 14 1/2, 7 1/2 to 17 1/2, 11 1/2 to 21 1/2 and similar.

Additionally, the totals seem to be a lot more accurate this week. Maybe on Monday, there were some playable totals, but by Wednesday night (when our picks are made), they had moved to unplayable numbers. We found just one game where we live the total this week.

That brings us to the Money Line parlay possibilities. Our philosophy with Money Line parlays is to take no more than three games on a parlay and to get at least +130 odds. Very rarely, we will add a fourth game that we believe has a better than 98% chance that the favorite will win. We could have added fourth games to the two parlays we chose, but that would have only raised the odds from the +130s to the +160s, and we don’t have the 98% confidence rating on either game. So, we are going with just three selections this week, hoping that next week will bring us more selection opportunities.

Selection #1: Southern California and Oregon State Under 70 1/2

It is our belief that this number had to be a little inflated to make it closer to a 50-50 wagering proposition. Still, the public is tending to the Over here. Both teams’ defenses and special teams have contributed to their scoring so far this year. This game figures to have better special teams defense, and both teams’ coaches might be preparing a little more than normal conservative game plans. We think the score could be in the neighborhood of 35-27, 35-31, or 34-28. Even a 38-28 game wins for us. So does a 35-34. It has to get to 38-35, 42-31, and 45-28 before this one loses.

Selection #2: Money Line Parlay at +135.77

Syracuse over Virginia

Georgia Southern over Ball St.

Old Dominion over Arkansas St.

Selection #3: Money Line Parlay at +134.52

Kansas over Duke

Clemson over Wake Forest

Temple over U Mass.

There is nothing special in our parlay picks this week. We simply believe that the chances of winning either one top the odds. We believe each one has a better than 50% chance of winning, and the chance of winning at least one of the two are 90%. Since going 1-1 in these two parlays is a guaranteed profit, we chose to pick these two with very similar odds, even if they are near our minimum odds we like to play.

Remember This: The PiRates never wager real money on these selections. We hope you don’t either. If you do wager real money, please do not use our selections as the main reference for your wagering.

We are not naive. We know there are more than a dozen of you that play our selections. Just because we have begun the 2022 football season with incredible results, there is no guarantee that this will continue. We have enjoyed 17 winning seasons in 22 years with this feature, but a couple of those 5 losing seasons were big losers. Many of our winning seasons returned 8-15% profit, some of those coming in years when the overall stock market returns were better than 15%. You don’t have to deal with the vig when you invest in corporations.

January 25, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Rhode IslandRichmond2.2
GeorgiaAlabama-15.0
DukeClemson12.1
IllilnoisMichigan St.5.4
VillanovaDePaul15.3
Northern KentuckyWright St.-0.7
CharlestonWilliam & Mary13.2
DaytonFordham12.4
YaleColumbia17.6
IonaSiena16.6
TempleCincinnati-3.1
Indiana St.Missouri St.-7.6
OhioNorthern Illinois16.5
Bowling GreenEastern Michigan6.8
Central MichiganAkron-11.6
Kent St.Western Michigan13.3
ToledoBuffalo5.4
Ball St.Miami (O)-2.5
BaylorKansas St.14.6
North Dakota St.St. Thomas7.6
PittsburghSyracuse-4.7
Loyola (Chi.)Southern Illinois12.3
RutgersMaryland1.4
MissouriAuburn-15.4
ConnecticutGeorgetown17.5
KentuckyMississippi St.11.3
TCUTexas-1.5
Colorado St.Nevada11.2
New MexicoFresno St.-4.9
Boise St.Wyoming5.1
OregonColorado6.8
Cal St. NorthridgeUCSB-7.3
San Jose St.Air Force-0.1
UCLAArizona-3.1

January 11, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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HomeVisitorsSpread
CanisiusQuinnipiac-0.5
FairfieldIona-5.3
StanfordUSC-6.6
TowsonHofstra3.8
TennesseeSouth Carolina14.3
Penn St.Rutgers4.1
BaylorTexas Tech10.1
VanderbiltKentucky-8.6
MarquetteDePaul7.0
SyracusePittsburgh10.2
North AlabamaEastern Kentucky-2.3
LibertyNorth Florida13.2
Jacksonville St.Lipscomb11.9
JacksonvilleStetson5.7
BellarmineCentral Arkansas12.1
La SalleSt. Bonaventure-10.7
VCUGeorge Washington17.7
DaytonSaint Louis1.3
DavidsonMassachusetts10.7
James MadisonNortheastern3.9
DrexelDelaware2.5
AkronBall St.10.3
OhioBowling Green8.0
Kent St.Northern Illinois13.0
Western MichiganBuffalo-15.0
Miami (O)Toledo-2.2
Eastern MichiganCentral Michigan6.7
Stephen F. AustinUT Rio Grande Valley10.9
KansasIowa St.12.0
Florida St.Miami (Fla.)6.8
Northern IowaIndiana St.8.5
TexasOklahoma5.4
NebraskaIllinois-14.1
Texas A&MMississippi4.7
AlabamaAuburn-0.1
CreightonProvidence1.2
West VirginiaOklahoma St.2.6
Loyola (Chi.)Valparaiso17.2
Fresno St.San Jose St.16.1
UNLVNew Mexico7.4

January 5, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

HomeVisitorsSpread
St. John’sDePaul4.3
Michigan St.Nebraska16.4
South FloridaHouston-20.5
FloridaAlabama0.4
TennesseeOle Miss15.9
East CarolinaTulane0.1
Central FloridaTemple11.4
LouisvilePittsburgh12.6
DaytonVCU0.9
Saint Joseph’sDavidson-4.5
RichmondMassachusetts6.9
Miami (Fla.)Syracuse1.2
VillanovaCreighton10.2
Iowa St.Texas Tech-1.4
Notre DameNorth Carolina-1.9
BradleyMissouri St.-3.1
NorthwesternPenn St.6.3

March 26, 2021

PiRate Ratings Sweet 16 Spreads

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Friday, March 26, 2021

FavoriteUnderdogSpread
Loyola (Chi.)Oregon St.6.5
BaylorVillanova5.2
ArkansasOral Roberts13.3
HoustonSyracuse7.0
GonzagaCreighton13.3
MichiganFlorida St.3.4
AlabamaUCLA5.7
USCOregon3.4

Bracketnomics Took A Beating

Like 99% of the public, our brackets are destroyed thanks to all the lower seeded teams winning in the first two rounds. Obviously, the Big Ten was highly overrated, and the Pac-12 was highly underrated. A lack of non-conference games this year made the schedule strengths too biased. There are only four teams in the Sweet 16 with resumes similar to past national champions.

Gonzaga is the only remaining team that meets 90% of the criteria of a national champion. Michigan would also meet the criteria, but their star playmaker is still injured and out. So, the Wolverines have to be discounted somewhat.

Baylor and Houston meet more than 75% of the criteria, but they are missing one key important stat. Connecticut is the only past national champion of the 21st Century to win the national title with this type of criteria.

If Gonzaga wins the title, then the bracketnomics data will have proven itself to be accurate for the year, even if our interpretation of the data was wrong. If Michigan, Houston, or Baylor wins the title, then it will be another Connecticut type of deal, where the criteria was valid but not identifiable enough to be considered a success. If anybody else cuts the nets, then the criteria failed for this year.

What should we make of this data this year? Do we throw this year out due to the highly dysfunctional season? So many games were cancelled this year, while other games were scheduled on as little as 48-72 hours notice. Included in the cancellations was a Gonzaga vs. Baylor game that should have been played, in all places, in Indianapolis in December!

One thing we will note in 2021-2022 is to consider the Big Ten Conference to be a tad overrated and the Pac-12 Conference a tad underrated. Maybe, it is time for “The Conference of Champions” to return to its prominence it enjoyed in the second half of the 20th Century.

What to Make of Gonzaga

Gonzaga’s strength of schedule just barely qualifies for national championship-worthy criteria. However, no team from outside the Power Conferences (AAC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, or SEC) has won the national championship since 1990, when UNLV cut down the nets. In three decades, Gonzaga came within a made basket, and Butler came within a rimmed out prayer of pulling off the Mid-Major miracle.

Gonzaga has been compared all season to the 1991 UNLV team that ran the table during the regular season with a scoring margin of close to 30 points, only to fall to Duke in the Final Four.

Could Gonzaga meet a power conference blue blood and meet the same fate as UNLV 30 years ago? Creighton would not be considered a blue blood, and we cannot see the Bulldogs losing Saturday. A win in the Sweet 16 would have GU playing a Pac-12 team in the Elite 8, either USC or Oregon. We cannot count either of these teams as a Duke-like blue blood.

In the National Semifinals, Gonzaga would face either Michigan, Florida State, UCLA, or Alabama. With Isaiah Livers able to play, Michigan would definitely be considered blue blood material. Florida State is in the blue blood neighborhood. UCLA and Alabama are both a little too green to be blue these days.

The Championship Game would present a potential opponent in Baylor that would be a true blue blood team this year. Syracuse might be a powder blue blood with their matchup zone so hard to prepare for when teams have not faced it before.

However, we here on the PiRate ship do not see Gonzaga as the UNLV team three decades later. We see this Bulldogs team more like the 1964 UCLA Bruins 57 years later. By this, we do not refer to playing style. The two teams couldn’t be any more different. Coach John Wooden’s first national champions were small in size; no starter was taller than 6 foot 5 inches. Gonzaga has size and muscle inside.

The 1964 Bruins used a devastating 2-2-1, 3/4 court zone press and occasionally a 1-2-1-1 full court zone press to force tempo and turnovers, while Gonzaga uses a standard half-court defense that relies on pressuring the ball and forcing poor shots, where they can control the boards and run the fast break and secondary break for cheap baskets and then hit the offensive glass for additional chances.

Where the two teams are quite similar is their method for winning games. In going 30-0 in 1964, UCLA put every game away with a 2 to 3 minute scoring run. The best example occurred in the national title game, where a favored Duke team, with two 6 foot 10 inch starters towering over the Bruins, fell under pressure in just 2 1/2 minutes, as the Bruins ran off 16 points in a row.

Gonzaga has this same ability to take a three-point lead and make it a 15-point lead in just a couple minutes of playing time. Their game against BYU in the West Coast Conference Championship Game is a testament to this ability. BYU held a 10-point lead and looked like they were going to do what Saint Mary’s had done in the prior WCC Championship Game. Then, in very little clock time, GU went from 10 down to 10 up, and the game was over.

There is another team remaining with the same ability to go on a major game-clinching scoring run, and that is Houston. Funny how comparing Gonzaga to UCLA brings Houston into the conversation, as Houston and UCLA conjure up memories of past titanic rivals like Dempsey-Tunney, Affirmed-Alydar, and New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers.

Houston is most definitely not considered the favorite to make it to the National Championship Game. They still have to solve the Syracuse zone and then possibly beat the most underrated team in the field in Loyola of Chicago or the team that found lightning in a bottle in Oregon State. Then, they most likely have to dismiss Baylor to make it to their third national championship game in the school’s history.

A Houston-Gonzaga national championship tilt would be quite memorable, and it would be one where both teams enjoy scoring runs that make the outcome unpredictable.

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