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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.

March 21, 2021

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament Spreads

Sunday, March 21, 2021

FavoriteUnderdogSpread
BaylorWisconsin5.4
VillanovaNorth Texas5.7
ArkansasTexas Tech1.9
FloridaOral Roberts9.9
IllinoisLoyola (Chi.)6.2
Oklahoma St.Oregon St.5.6
West VirginiaSyracuse2.8
HoustonRutgers7.1

March 13, 2021

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

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Date3/13/2021
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1GonzagaBaylorMichiganIllinois
2Ohio St.AlabamaIowaOklahoma St.
3HoustonArkansasKansasTexas
4Florida St.PurdueWest VirginiaVirginia
5TennesseeCreightonColoradoVillanova
6OregonUSCTexas TechMissouri
7LSUOklahomaWisconsinClemson
8BYUFloridaLoyola (Chi.)North Carolina
9RutgersSan Diego St.Virginia TechConnecticut
10St. BonaventureGeorgia TechVCUMaryland
11Wichita St.Michigan St.UCLALouisville
12Western Ky.WinthropSyracuseDrakeUtah St.Ole Miss
13UCSBLibertyUNCGColgate
14BuffaloMorehead St.Abilene ChristianE. Washington
15Cleveland St.Grand CanyonOral RobertsDrexel
16IonaMount St. Mary’sAppalachian St.HartfordNorfolk St.Prairie View A&M

First Four Out–Alternates

69 Saint Louis

70 Colorado St.

71 Boise St.

72 Xavier

Potential Bubble Busters: Memphis. Georgetown, and Oregon St.

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 10, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
South FloridaTemple-2.6
TulsaTulane2.7
Central FloridaEast Carolina4.7
VirginiaSyracuse3.4
Georgia TechMiami11.1
Florida St.Duke4.8
Virginia TechNorth Carolina-3.0
West VirginiaOklahoma St.1.4
BaylorKansas St.22.7
KansasOklahoma2.6
TexasTexas Tech0.3
VillanovaGeorgetown8.6
St. John’sSeton Hall-0.2
CreightonButler11.0
ConnecticutDePaul11.0
Southern UtahNorthern Colorado6.7
Idaho St.Montana St.-1.6
Eastern WashingtonNorthern Arizona15.2
Weber St.Montana4.9
MarylandMichigan St.2.2
Ohio St.Minnesota7.3
RutgersIndiana1.3
WisconsinPenn St.2.3
UCSBLong Beach St.14.8
UC DavisCal St. Bakersfield-5.4
UC IrvineCal Poly17.1
UC RiversideHawaii7.0
Western KentuckyUTSA5.3
UABRice7.8
Louisiana TechFlorida Atlantic8.9
Old DominionNorth Texas-6.1
Saint Peter’sRider6.2
MaristNiagara-1.0
ToledoBall St.8.3
Kent St.Ohio U1.1
BuffaloMiami (O)8.0
AkronBowling Green1.2
Florida A&MMorgan St.-1.2
Norfolk St.North Carolina Central4.6
San Diego St.Wyoming15.2
Boise St.Nevada4.0
Utah St.UNLV11.1
Colorado St.Fresno St.10.9
OregonArizona St.7.7
UCLAOregon St.5.4
USCUtah7.3
ColoradoCalifornia14.8
KentuckyMississippi St.2.5
FloridaVanderbilt7.0
MissouriGeorgia4.2
Ole MissSouth Carolina5.1
Northwestern St.New Orleans-2.2
Sam Houston St.Lamar8.8
Texas SouthernAlcorn St.7.1
GramblingSouthern-1.7
California BaptistSeattle0.2
New Mexico St.UT Rio Grande Valley7.9

Conference Tournaments Update

America East Conference

Championship Game–Saturday, March 13, 11 AM, ESPN2

6 U Mass-Lowell at 4 Hartford

American Athletic Conference

1st Round–Thursday, March 11 @ Fort Worth, TX

8 South Florida vs. 9 Temple (winner plays 1 Wichita St. Friday)

(4 SMU plays 5 Cincinnati Friday)

7 Tulsa vs. 10 Tulane (winner plays 2 Houston Friday)

6 Central Florida vs. 11 East Carolina (winner plays 3 Memphis Friday)

Atlantic Coast Conference

Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 11

1 Virginia vs. 8 Syracuse

4 Georgia Tech vs. 13 Miami (Fla.)

2 Florida St. vs. 10 Duke

3 Virginia Tech vs. 6 North Carolina

Atlantic 10 Conference

Championship Game–Sunday, March 14, 1PM, CBS @ Dayton, OH

1 Saint Bonaventure vs. 2 Virginia Commonwealth

Big East Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ New York, NY

1 Villanova vs. 8 Georgetown

4 St. John’s vs. 5 Seton Hall

2 Creighton vs. 10 Butler

3 Connecticut vs. 11 DePaul

Big Sky Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Boise, ID

1 Southern Utah vs. 8 Northern Colorado

4 Idaho St. vs. 5 Montana St.

2 Eastern Washington vs. 10 Northern Arizona

3 Weber St. vs. 6 Montana

Big Ten Conference

2nd Round–Thursday, March 11 @ Indianapolis, IN

8 Maryland vs. 9 Michigan St.

5 Ohio St. vs. 13 Minnesota

7 Rutgers vs. 10 Indiana

6 Wisconsin vs. 11 Penn St.

Big 12 Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Kansas City, MO

1 Baylor vs. 9 Kansas St.

4 West Virginia vs. 5 Oklahoma St.

2 Kansas vs. 7 Oklahoma

3 Texas vs. 6 Texas Tech

Big West Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

1 UCSB vs. 9 Long Beach St.

4 Cal St. Bakersfield vs. 5 UC-Davis

2 UC-Irvine vs. 10 Cal Poly

3 UC-Riverside vs. 6 Hawaii

Conference USA

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Frisco, TX (Dallas Cowboys Practice Facility)

1E Western Kentucky vs. 4W UTSA

2W UAB vs. 6W Rice

1W Louisiana Tech vs. 4E Florida Atlantic

2E Old Dominion vs. 3W North Texas

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals Continue, Thursday, March 11 @ Atlantic City, NJ

4 Marist vs. 5 Niagara

3 St. Peter’s vs. 11 Rider

Mid-American Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Cleveland

1 Toledo vs. 8 Ball St.

4 Kent St. vs. 5 Ohio U

2 Buffalo vs. 7 Miami (O)

3 Akron vs. 6 Bowling Green

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 11 @ Norfolk, VA

2S Florida A&M vs. 3N Morgan St.

2N Norfolk St. vs. 3S UNC-Central

Mountain West Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

1 San Diego St. vs. 8 Wyoming

4 Boise St. vs. 5 Nevada

2 Utah St. vs. 7 UNLV

3 Colorado St. vs. 6 Fresno St.

Pac-12 Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

1 Oregon vs. 8 Arizona St.

4 UCLA vs. 5 Oregon St.

2 USC vs. 7 Utah

3 Colorado vs. 11 California

Patriot League

Championship Game, Sunday March 14, 12 PM EST, CBSSN

9 Loyola (MD) at 2 Colgate

Southeastern Conference

2nd Round–Thursday, March 11 @ Nashville, TN

8 Kentucky vs. 9 Mississippi St. (winner plays 1 Alabama Friday)

5 Florida vs. 13 Vanderbilt (winner plays 4 Tennessee Friday)

7 Missouri vs. 10 Georgia (winner plays 2 Arkansas Friday)

6 Ole Miss vs. 11 South Carolina (winner plays 3 LSU Friday)

Southland Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Katy, TX (Greater Houston)

4 Northwestern St. vs. 5 New Orleans

3 Sam Houston St. vs. 6 Lamar

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals Continue, Thursday, March 11 @ Birmingham, AL

4 Grambling vs. 5 Southern

3 Texas Southern vs. 6 Alcorn St.

Western Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

4 California-Baptist vs. 5 Seattle (winner plays 1 Grand Canyon Friday)

3 New Mexico St. vs. 6 UT-Rio Grande Valley (winner plays 2 Utah Valley Friday)

Automatic Qualifiers

Liberty 23-5

Winthrop 23-1

Loyola (Chi.) 24-4

Morehead St. 23-7

UNC-Greensboro 21-8

Appalachian St. 17-11

Drexel 12-7

Cleveland St. 19-7

Mount St. Mary’s 12-10

Oral Roberts 16-10

Gonzaga 26-0

March 8, 2021

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

Date3/8/2021
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1GonzagaBaylorMichiganIllinois
2Ohio St.AlabamaIowaWest Virginia
3HoustonArkansasKansasVillanova
4PurdueTexasOklahoma St.Florida St.
5VirginiaTexas TechUSCTennessee
6CreightonColoradoClemsonOklahoma
7OregonMissouriWisconsinFlorida
8BYULSUVirginia TechConnecticut
9RutgersSan Diego St.Loyola (Chi.)North Carolina
10MarylandSt. BonaventureUCLALouisville
11Georgia TechMichigan St.VCUColorado St.
12Western Ky.ToledoBoise St.DrakeWichita St.Xavier
13UCSBWinthropLibertyColgate
14UNCGS. Dakota St.Morehead St.Abilene Chr.
15E. WashingtonGeorgia St.SienaCleveland St.
16NortheasternBryantGrand CanyonHartfordNorfolk St.Prairie View A&M

Teams in Bold have secured automatic bids

The Bad Side of the Bubble

69Ole Miss
70Syracuse
71Utah St.
72Saint Louis
73Seton Hall
74SMU
75St. John’s
76North Carolina St.

Bracketnomics Tutorial Release Coming This Week!

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For years, we have used technical statistics and other data to isolate the real March Madness contenders from the pretenders and to eliminate certain higher seeds due to their possessing “uh-oh” stats that show them ripe for a quick upset.

We were all set to debut our latest evolution of Bracketnomics last year, until Covidnomics defeated all sports in March of 2020. It gave us extra time to scour our resources and to look for more trends, in addition to the tried and true methods we have used for years.

Coming Friday, we will release our Bracketnomics 2021 Tutorial, so you can have the weekend to look it over and use the information the best way you know how. Please let the best way you know how be a method that involves no financial risk.

The PiRate Ratings personal creation of “R+T” Rating, schedule strength, and the Four Factors still hold considerable importance, but the handicapping of each data point has changed. Other sets of data added to the mix should let you clearly see which teams have the look of past national champions, Final Four participants, and even Cinderella Mid-Majors that might be ready to wear the slipper until there are just eight teams remaining.

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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

March 1, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Monday, March 1, 2021

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

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

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

PiRate Ratings By Conference

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

PiRate Ratings Alphabetically

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

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

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

February 19, 2021

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

2/19/2021

SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1GonzagaBaylorMichiganOhio St.
2IllinoisAlabamaVillanovaIowa
3OklahomaVirginiaWest VirginiaHouston
4Florida St.USCTexasTexas Tech
5KansasVirginia TechTennesseeCreighton
6PurdueWisconsinArkansasMissouri
7RutgersColoradoBYUOklahoma St.
8ClemsonFloridaLouisvilleLSU
9OregonUCLASan Diego St.Indiana
10Boise St.Loyola (Chi.)North CarolinaSeton Hall
11MinnesotaColorado St.DrakeVCU
12BelmontWestern Ky.StanfordSt. BonaventureConnecticutSaint Louis
13ToledoWinthropColgateUCSB
14Wright St.S.F. AustinLibertyUNCG
15VermontS. Dakota St.SienaGrand Canyon
16James MadisonE. WashingtonTexas St.WagnerPrairie ViewN.C. A&T

Last 4 Byes: Seton Hall, Minnesota, Colorado St., Drake

Last 4 In: Stanford, St. Bonaventure, Connecticut, Saint Louis

First 4 Out: Xavier, Maryland, Wichita St., St. John’s

Next 4 Out: Utah St., Ole Miss, Syracuse, Georgia Tech

Note: After careful perusal of the mock top four seeds released a week ago, we have discovered some new tendencies that the Committee gave more weight to than they usually do when there is a lot more interconference play. Thus, expect our bracketology to change a little next week showing seeds in somewhat different order from what they are this week. For instance, we believe that a team like Colgate may be drastically underrated, while a team like 23-1 Belmont may be overrated a bit even after winning their 20th consecutive game last night.

February 17, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

February 17, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
RichmondVCU-0.1
Central FloridaSouth Florida2.2
PittsburghNC St.2.3
LouisvileSyracuse2.7
North CarolinaNortheastern13.5
Wake ForestDuke-6.8
Kansas St.Kansas-15.4
ButlerMarquette-0.6
Seton HallDePaul10.2
MarylandNebraska8.9
IndianaMinnesota1.9
Loyola (Chi.)Valparaiso20.7
New MexicoWyoming-2.7
Boise St.Utah St.0.1
USCArizona St.10.7
VanderbiltKentucky-3.8
TennesseeSouth Carolina8.6
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