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March 28, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Gonzaga

123.1

0.0

Florida St.

115.7

7.4

Tennessee

117.8

0.0

Purdue

117.6

0.2

Michigan

119.1

0.0

Texas Tech

118.4

0.7

Virginia

120.6

0.0

Oregon

111.2

9.4

 

Tonight’s Schedule

Team

Team

TIME (EDT)

TV

LOCATION

Florida St.

Gonzaga

7:09 PM

CBS

Anaheim

Purdue

Tennessee

7:29 PM

TBS

Louisville

Texas Tech

Michigan

9:39 PM

CBS

Anaheim

Oregon

Virginia

9:59 PM

TBS

Louisville

 

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March 27, 2019

Bracketnomics 2019: Picking The Sweet 16

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 8:32 am

What a Sweet 16 we have!  My experience in watching the NCAA Tournament goes back to the 1964 season as UCLA went 30-0 using a small lineup with no starter over 6 foot 5.  The 16-0 run in 2 1/2 minutes made me a Bruin fan on the spot, especially because one of the catalysts was small,left-handed guard Gail Goodrich; I was also a small, left-handed guard.

On the whole, my memory now includes 56 different NCAA Tournaments.  I had a difficult time finding a Sweet 16 as strong as this one.  I had to go back to the 1970 season to find the equivalent in power teams still in the Dance.  Of course, in 1970,  there were just 25 teams invited to the Tournament, so 18 teams competed in the opening round, while another seven received express bids to the Sweet 16.

Among that talented group of 1970 teams, there were:

  1. UCLA was not supposed to win the 1970 tournament, as Kareem Abdul Jabbar and his fantastic class of 1969 graduated.  Sidney Wicks, Curtis Rowe, and Henry Bibby gave John Wooden an incredibly talented trio to build around as he went back to his high post offense.

  2. Jacksonville had Artis Gilmore and Rex Morgan as an incredible inside-outside attack.  The Dolphins averaged close to 100 points per game and had a second starter in their lineup, Pembroke Burrows, who was over 7 feet tall.

  3. St. Bonaventure had the best player in college basketball not named Maravich in Bob Lanier.  Lanier led the Bonnies to the top of the Eastern Elite, and SBU made it to the Final Four.  However, Lanier was injured in the East Regional Final and SBU had no chance in the Final Four against Jacksonville.

  4. New Mexico State was in the top 5 all year long with future NBA stars Charlie Criss and Sam Lacey as well as hot shooting Jimmy Collins.  The Aggies were picked by many as capable of beating UCLA in the national semifinals.  Wicks and Rowe put NMSU out of their misery early in the second half.

  5. Kentucky might have had the best team in the nation in 1970 had star guard Mike Casey not have suffered season-ending injuries in a car wreck the summer before.  With Dan Issel, Mike Pratt, Tom Parker, and Larry Steele, the Wildcats might have gone 30-0 had Casey not hurt his leg.

  6. Niagara had the incomparable 5 foot 9 inch Calvin Murphy who was the total package on the hardwoods.  Murphy averaged well over 30 ppg for his career with the Purple Eagles and enjoyed a lengthy pro career.  He once scored 68 points against Syracuse.  He was a lot more than a scorer.  His defensive pressure broke down opposing teams.  He could drive quickly through defenses and pass to open teammates under the basket, and he was the best baton twirler in the college ranks.

  7. Villanova had two future NBA All-Stars in Howard Porter and Chris Ford, as well as Fran O’Hanlon, who played in the ABA.  It was Ford that tripped Lanier in the Eastern Regional Championship Game that doomed St. Bonaventure.

  8. Notre Dame had the best offensive player in the tournament in Austin Carr.  Carr was unstoppable on offense with the way officials called fouls in 1970.  He averaged over 38 points per game, but he made history in this tournament by scoring 61 points in the opening round win over Ohio U.  He hit for more than 50 in the Sweet 16 against Kentucky.

  9. Iowa set the Big Ten record for points per game in 1970, almost averaging 100 points per night.  Among their stars was Downtown Freddie Brown, who would become one of the best 6th men in NBA history.  Before he became known as “Instant Offense” off the Seattle Supersonics’ bench, he was a dynamic starter for the Hawkeyes along with John Johnson, who averaged close to 30 ppg.

14 of the 16 teams in that tournament were what I consider strong teams according to today’s statistical standards, and 14 of this year’s 16 remaining teams fit that same description.

It’s no coincidence that of the 16 teams left, the Bracketnomics correctly picked 14 of the 16.

NOTE: The data that follows may be a little different than the original Bracketnomics’ posting at the beginning of the tournament.  Stats have been altered, especially the Strengths of Schedule (SOS) for some of the teams.

If you get to re-select your brackets at this point, ignore the original predictions and use these updated stats.  The originals predictions are still our “official bracket-picks,” but in this round, there is new and improved analytics.

NOTE 2: Do not confuse the Bracketnomics’ selections with the PiRate Ratings, which may contradict these picks in a couple of games.  The PiRate Ratings are strictly mechanical with no objective reasoning applied.  Bracketnomics are more subjective based on back-tested data usable only in the NCAA Tournament.

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Gonzaga

56.14

17.6

31.1

73.2

12.8

16.5

15.1

Florida St.

59.85

3.7

33.0

73.5

16.2

18.0

9.1

After two rounds in this tournament, Gonzaga still owns the best criteria in the field, and nothing has changed in our beliefs that they have the best chance to run the table.  The Bulldogs only potential weakness is schedule strength, but at 56%+, it is more than adequate for a national champion.  The True Shooting % Margin combined with the R+T make The Zags the much better team here.  Florida State relies on offensive rebounding and forcing turnovers, but Gonzaga is not the team that the Seminoles can exploit enough times to come up with the win.  Gonzaga gets revenge for last year’s Sweet 16.

Prediction:  Gonzaga by 10-15 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Tennessee

59.50

5.3

31.1

70.5

13.9

15.8

5.5

Purdue

60.82

3.5

34.3

74.0

13.6

16.9

11.6

Purdue hasn’t been in the Elite 8 since 2000, and they have not made it to the Final Four since 1980.  The Boilermakers have historically been unable to get scoring spurts in the Gene Keady-Matt Painter years.  They played excellent half-court offense and defense defense, but their style did not allow them to be overpowering on the boards or to gamble for steals on defense.  Like Money Ball does not work in the Major League Playoffs, possession basketball doesn’t work well in the Big Dance.  Teams need to have that spurtability, which is what the R+T rating shows, and Purdue has rarely had a great R+T rating.  That was the past; this Boilermaker squad has a very good R+T rating, and it comes from both an excellent rebounding strength combined with an adequate ability to force turnovers and not cough the ball up enough times to matter.

Tennessee is more like the old Purdue teams.  The Volunteers have excellent half-court presence on both sides of the ball, but they cannot dominate on the glass, and they do not force enough turnovers.  In this game, I look for Purdue to get numerous second chance scoring opportunities, and eventually, the Boilermakers will go for the kill shot with a scoring run that gives them the victory.

Prediction: Purdue by 6 to 11 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Michigan

59.87

8.8

24.0

75.6

12.1

15.9

4.0

Texas Tech

58.42

10.1

28.1

71.7

16.1

20.0

4.4

 

This has the chance to be a classic game that will generate headlines for a long time.  This is the closest thing to a 50-50 tossup there can be.  If you had to choose one game to go to triple overtime, this is the one I’d pick (I just gave it the kiss of death and it will be a blowout now).

With Michigan’s 1 1/2 point SOS advantage, it basically makes all the criteria dead even.  Two teams with excellent defensive efficiency should lead to the game being decided on rebounding and turnovers.  The Red Raiders are better on the offensive glass, but the Wolverines are better on the defensive glass.  Texas Tech is considerably better forcing turnovers, but Michigan is considerably better holding onto the ball.  The R+T is dead even.  The only tiny little stat where there is a difference is TS% Margin, where even with the better SOS, Michigan comes up just a tad short, but not enough to matter more than one point on the scoreboard.

I have to go to extracurricular statistics here to select a winner in this game.  Texas Tech has been more consistent with their production, while Michigan’s standard deviation of statistics has been greater.  The Wolverines have been up for five consecutive games, while Texas Tech has been on an even keel since January.  Michigan has experience from making it to the Championship Game last year, while Texas Tech made it to the Elite 8 last year, so once again this washes.  Michigan is 7-3 against ranked teams this year.  TTU is 3-2.  Maybe, this is the only stat I can use to pick a winner, and it is still a total guess.  I’ll have my eyes glued to this game.

Prediction: Michigan by 1 to 5 points, possibly in overtime

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Virginia

59.95

12.9

29.9

74.8

13.0

15.7

10.4

Oregon

55.83

4.5

29.4

71.7

15.4

18.3

4.3

Oregon coach Dana Altman deserves a ton of credit.  If you don’t think losing a 5-star McDonald’s All-American freshman phenom when you have another one on the roster  hurts, look at what happened to Bryce Drew at Vanderbilt.  Drew lost Darius Garland early in the year but still had another 5-star freshman phenom in Simi Shittu.  Vanderbilt lost their final 20 games in a row, and Drew was dismissed.  Altman lost superstar Bol Bol early in the year, and the Ducks were counted out.  Altman rallied Oregon and won the Pac-12 Tournament.  Then, they knocked out mid-major darling UC-Irvine to make it back to the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years.

Virginia survived a scare against Gardner-Webb, but the Cavaliers righted the ship and stormed back to win by 15, and then the Cavs ousted Oklahoma much more easily in the Round of 32.  On the surface, some may believe that UVA is strictly a half-court possession wonder, the type that usually disappoints in the Big Dance.  This is not so.  The Cavaliers have a double-digit R+T rating, which makes them capable of benefiting from scoring spurts, like they did in 2016, when they made it to the Elite 8 and watched a second half double-digit lead against Syracuse turn into a loss when the Orangemen went on a huge scoring run.

This game looks like the most lopsided in this round.  Virginia has the advantage across the board, and Oregon has not beaten a team this good all year.  The Ducks only played one ranked team in the regular season.  Think of Bol Bol as twice the player Tacko Fall is for Central Florida.  That’s why  Oregon should be happy they made the Sweet 16.

Prediction: Virginia by 12-17 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Michigan St.

61.11

14.0

33.8

74.1

16.4

12.7

12.3

LSU

58.71

3.4

36.5

69.8

15.2

17.6

9.4

The fact that four SEC teams made the Sweet 16, and LSU won the conference championship shows that the Tigers are good enough to keep playing into April, even with acting coach Tony Benford taking over for Will Wade.

On the other side, Michigan State is almost perfect when you look at the resume of a Final Four team.  The Spartans do not force turnovers like most Final Four teams in the past, and they are vulnerable to a team that can pressure them into turnovers.

LSU has the personnel to force MSU out of their normal offense and negate any potential rebounding advantage Sparty has.  This game still looks favorable to Michigan State due to a great difference in True Shooting Percentage Margin.  LSU might not get enough open looks and second chance points to match the inside scoring of Nick Ward and Xavier Tillman combined with the three-point shooting of Cassius Winston.

Prediction: Michigan State by 4 to 9 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

North Carolina

62.05

5.4

34.8

77.7

14.6

16.5

18.9

Auburn

59.91

1.9

32.2

67.8

14.6

21.8

2.7

 

This game should be played at a tempo of 75 possessions per team.  Auburn was the best up-tempo team in the SEC this year, but North Carolina was the best up-tempo team in the ACC.

Can Auburn force North Carolina, namely point guard Coby White to make enough mistakes to keep this game close?  White has been prone to force the issue a bit at times, but in the games against the best pressure man-to-man teams, he did not make enough mistakes to cost Carolina the win, and in several games, his deft handling of the ball was the reason the Tar Heels won.

North Carolina remains the second best team in the tournament according to Bracketnomics, and this game has the potential to get out of hand.  The Tar Heels have a huge advantage on the offensive glass, and this should be the deciding factor.  UNC will score on several consecutive possessions at some point in this game and take a commanding lead that forces Auburn to panic on offense and commit some mistakes of their own.

Prediction: North Carolina by 10-15 points

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Duke

62.61

9.8

35.5

71.0

14.7

17.0

12.1

Virginia Tech

58.20

8.5

29.0

72.9

15.3

19.1

6.1

 

Virginia Tech’s home court advantage in a game with Duke was three points and change, but let’s round it back to 3.  They beat Duke in Blacksburg by five points.  Duke didn’t have Zion Williamson.  Is Zion worth three points more for Duke than his backup?  Of course, he is; he’s worth a lot more than three extra points in Duke’s overall production.

Duke has an exploitable liability, and Central Florida exposed it.  Buzz Williams will do everything to try to force the Blue Devils to beat his squad by not being weak in their perimeter shooting.  UCF had two big guys inside that could force Duke to shoot from the perimeter.  Virginia Tech has one big guy, Kerry Blackshear, who probably cannot stop the Duke inside game.

In my opinion, there are a couple teams that can force Duke to have a better than average perimeter shooting night to beat them, but Virginia Tech is not one of them.

Prediction: Duke by 8 to 13 points

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Kentucky

60.44

9.8

36.6

74.7

15.8

16.0

16.2

Houston

55.45

8.3

34.2

74.8

14.0

15.8

14.6

This game could be very interesting in a different way than the Michigan and Texas Tech game.  You get contrasting styles in this contest, and there are many variables, some of which favor the underdog Cougars in this cat fight.

There is a giant variable here, one that is enough to take this game from a relatively safe victory for Kentucky to a toss-up.  Star forward P.J. Washington might play in this game, and he might not be healthy enough.  Even if he plays, he cannot possibly be all that effective.  What bothers me is that he went from a protective boot to a cast, which means the injury was worse than first thought.  He’s going to one of the top foot specialists in the nation, and I think the goal here is to make sure Washington is ready for the NBA Draft.

If Washington does not play in this game, it becomes one where Houston has a 40-45% chance of winning.  If Washington plays sparingly, Kentucky’s chances increase by another 5-10%.  If miraculously Washington can play near full strength for 25 minutes, then the Big Blue win this game going away.

I will select this game based on the assumption that Washington will play but at much less than full strength.  Reid Travis is ready to have a big game for Kentucky now that he is basically 100% at full strength following his injury, and I look for John Calipari to direct his team to play intelligently and take advantage of their muscle advantage.

Prediction: Kentucky but 5-10 points

 

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Sunday, March 24, 2019

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Tennessee

117.9

0.0

Iowa

111.4

6.5

North Carolina

121.3

0.0

Washington

109.7

11.6

Duke

122.9

0.0

Central Florida

110.0

12.9

Texas Tech

118.0

0.0

Buffalo

115.2

2.8

Virginia Tech

115.5

0.0

Liberty

107.3

8.2

Virginia

120.8

0.0

Oklahoma

111.4

9.4

Houston

115.3

0.0

Ohio St.

110.2

5.1

Oregon

110.8

0.0

UC Irvine

106.6

4.2

Sunday’s Schedule

Time

Game

Network

Site

12:10 PM

Tennessee vs. Iowa

CBS

Columbus

2:40 PM

North Carolina vs. Washington

CBS

Columbus

5:15 PM

Duke vs. Central Florida

CBS

Columbia

6:10 PM

Texas Tech vs. Buffalo

TNT

Tulsa

7:10 PM

Virginia Tech vs. Liberty

TBS

San Jose

7:45 PM

Virginia vs. Oklahoma

TruTV

Columbia

8:40 PM

Houston vs. Ohio St.

TNT

Tulsa

9:40 PM

Oregon vs. UC-Irvine

TBS

San Jose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 22, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Friday, March 22, 2019

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Cincinnati

110.8

1.5

Iowa

111.1

1.2

Ole Miss

110.3

0.0

Oklahoma

110.7

-0.4

Texas Tech

117.8

0.0

Northern Kentucky

104.5

13.3

Kansas St.

112.7

0.0

UC-Irvine

106.2

6.5

Tennessee

118.3

0.0

Colgate

102.8

15.5

Gardner-Webb

99.5

1.0

Virginia

121.1

-20.6

Buffalo

115.0

0.0

Arizona St.

107.9

7.1

Wisconsin

115.1

0.0

Oregon

109.7

5.4

Utah St.

111.3

0.0

Washington

108.8

2.5

Duke

123.1

0.0

North Dakota St.

97.9

25.2

Houston

114.8

0.0

Georgia St.

103.9

10.9

Mississippi St.

113.9

0.0

Liberty

106.7

7.2

North Carolina

121.7

0.0

Iona

97.8

23.9

Virginia Commonwealth

110.7

0.0

Central Florida

109.4

1.3

Iowa St.

114.8

0.0

Ohio St.

109.9

4.9

Virginia Tech

115.5

0.0

Saint Louis

104.1

11.4

 

Today’s Schedule

All Times EDT

TIME

MATCHUP

NETWORK

SITE

12:15 PM

(10) Iowa vs. (7) Cincinnati

CBS

Columbus 

12:40 PM

(9) Oklahoma vs. (8) Ole Miss

truTV

Columbia 

1:30 PM

(14) Northern Kentucky vs. (3) Texas Tech

TNT

Tulsa 

2 PM

(13) UC Irvine vs. (4) Kansas State

TBS

San Jose 

Approx. 3 PM

(15) Colgate vs. (2) Tennessee

CBS

Columbus 

Approx. 3:25 PM

(16) Gardner-Webb vs. (1) Virginia

truTV

Columbia 

Approx. 4:15 PM

(11) St. John’s / Arizona State vs. (6) Buffalo

TNT

Tulsa 

Approx. 4:45 PM

(12) Oregon vs. (5) Wisconsin

TBS

San Jose 

6:50 PM

(9) Washington vs. (8) Utah State

TNT

Columbus 

7:10 PM

(16) NC Central / North Dakota St. vs. (1) Duke

CBS

Columbia 

7:20 PM

(14) Georgia State vs. (3) Houston

TBS

Tulsa 

7:27 PM

(12) Liberty vs. (5) Mississippi State

truTV

San Jose 

Approx. 9:35 PM

(16) Iona vs. (1) North Carolina

TNT

Columbus 

Approx. 9:55 PM

(9) UCF vs. (8) VCU

CBS

Columbia 

Approx. 10:05 PM

(11) Ohio State vs. (6) Iowa State

TBS

Tulsa

Approx. 10:12 PM

(13) Saint Louis vs. (4) Virginia Tech

truTV

San Jose 

 

 

 

March 16, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Sunday, March 17, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Houston

114.9

0.0

Cincinnati

111.1

3.8

Saint Louis

102.6

0.0

St. Bonaventure

102.2

0.4

Michigan St.

120.9

0.0

Michigan

118.5

2.4

Yale

106.0

2.5

Harvard

103.0

5.5

Tennessee

119.0

1.0

Auburn

115.8

4.2

Georgia St.

103.2

0.0

UT-Arlington

99.3

3.9

Late Saturday Night Bracketology Update

Includes Oregon’s Championship Win in the Pac-12

March 17, 2019 (AM Edition) 

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Duke

Virginia

Gonzaga

North Carolina

2

Michigan St.

Tennessee

Michigan

Kentucky

3

Houston

Purdue

Texas Tech

LSU

4

Florida St.

Kansas St.

Wisconsin

Kansas

5

Auburn

Villanova

Virginia Tech

Mississippi St.

6

Buffalo

Marquette

Cincinnati

Iowa St.

7

Wofford

Maryland

Louisville

Nevada

8

Iowa

Seton Hall

Minnesota

Washington

9

Ole Miss

Syracuse

Baylor

Central Florida

10

Virginia Commonwealth

Utah St.

Ohio St.

Oklahoma

11

Oregon

TCU

Temple/North Carolina St.

St. John’s/Florida

12

Saint Mary’s

Murray St.

New Mexico St.

Vermont

13

Liberty

UC-Irvine

Old Dominion

Montana

14

St. Louis

Northeastern

Northern Kentucky

Georgia St.

15

Yale

Bradley

Colgate

Abilene Christian

16

Gardner-Webb

Prairie View A&M

Iona/Fairleigh-Dickinson

N. Dakota St./UNC Central

 

Last 4 Bye

Virginina Commonwealth

Ohio St.

Oklahoma

TCU

Last 4 In

Temple

Florida

St. John’s

North Carolina St.

 

First 4 Out

Arizona St.

Belmont

UNC Greensboro

Furman

Next 4 Out

Indiana

Alabama

Clemson

Texas

 

The Bracket Gurus Take Over The Bracketology Seeding Sunday

Next Bracketology Update–Sunday Early Afternoon

Final Bracketology Update–Once Big Ten Championship Game Winner is Known

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Saturday, March 16, 2019

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 5:29 am

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Vermont

105.6

3.0

Maryland Baltimore Co.

96.2

12.4

Memphis

107.1

3.0

Houston

115.4

-5.3

Cincinnati

110.3

0.0

Wichita St.

103.9

6.4

Rhode Island

102.0

0.0

St. Bonaventure

102.3

-0.3

Davidson

106.3

0.0

Saint Louis

102.9

3.4

Duke

123.2

0.5

Florida St.

115.0

8.7

Kansas

114.9

1.5

Iowa St.

114.3

2.1

Seton Hall

108.6

0.5

Villanova

113.1

-4.0

Montana

101.6

0.0

Eastern Washington

96.6

5.0

Wisconsin

115.4

0.5

Michigan St.

120.3

-4.4

Minnesota

110.0

0.0

Michigan

118.7

-8.7

UC-Irvine

105.6

0.0

Cal St. Fullerton

99.0

6.6

Old Dominion

103.4

0.0

Western Kentucky

103.3

0.1

Harvard

102.9

0.0

Penn

102.3

0.6

Yale

106.0

2.5

Princeton

99.3

9.2

Buffalo

115.3

0.0

Bowling Green

104.5

10.8

Norfolk St.

94.3

0.0

North Carolina Central

92.3

2.0

San Diego St.

102.7

0.0

Utah St.

108.6

-5.9

Washington

109.5

0.0

Oregon

109.7

-0.2

Abilene Christian

101.1

0.0

New Orleans

94.6

6.5

Florida

111.4

0.0

Auburn

115.0

-3.6

Kentucky

118.0

0.0

Tennessee

118.5

-0.5

UT-Arlington

100.8

0.0

Georgia Southern

95.9

4.9

Georgia St.

103.2

0.0

Texas St.

102.8

0.4

Prairie View A&M

96.5

0.0

Texas Southern

97.1

-0.6

New Mexico St.

108.1

0.0

Grand Canyon

105.1

3.0

 

Conference Tournaments Update

America East Conference

At Vermont

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Vermont (26-6)

3

Maryland-Baltimore Co. (21-12)

 

 

American Athletic Conference

Site: Fedex Forum, Memphis, TN

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Houston

84

Connecticut

45

Memphis

79

Central Florida

55

Cincinnati

82

SMU

74

Wichita St.

80

Temple

74

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Houston (30-2)

5

Memphis (21-12)

2

Cincinnati (26-6)

6

Wichita St. (19-13)

 

 

Atlantic 10 Conference

Site: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Rhode Island

75

VCU

70

St. Bonaventure

68

George Mason

57

Davidson

70

Saint Joseph’s

60

Saint Louis

64

Dayton

55

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Rhode Island (18-14)

4

St. Bonaventure (17-15)

2

Davidson (24-8)

6

Saint Louis (21-12)

 

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Site: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Florida St.

69

Virginia

59

Duke

74

North Carolina

73

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

5

Florida St. (27-6)

3

Duke (28-5)

 

 

Big 12 Conference

Site: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Iowa St.

63

Kansas St.

59

Kansas

88

West Virginia

74

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

5

Iowa St. (22-11)

3

Kansas (25-8)

 

 

Big East Conference

Site: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Villanova

71

Xavier

67 ot

Seton Hall

81

Marquette

79

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Villanova (24-9)

3

Seton Hall (20-12)

 

 

Big Sky Conference

Site: Century Link Arena, Boise, ID

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Montana

78

Weber St.

49

Eastern Washington

77

Southern Utah

61

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Montana (25-8)

3

Eastern Washington (16-17)

 

Big Ten Conference

Site: United Center, Chicago, IL

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Michigan St.

77

Ohio St.

70

Wisconsin

66

Nebraska

62

Minnesota

75

Purdue

73

Michigan

74

Iowa

53

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Michigan St. (26-6)

4

Wisconsin (23-9)

7

Minnesota (21-12)

3

Michigan (27-5)

 

 

Big West Conference

Site: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

UC-Irvine

75

Long Beach St.

67

Cal St. Fulerton

64

UC Santa Barbara

58

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

UC Irvine (29-5)

3

Cal St. Fullerton (16-16)

 

 

Conference USA

Site: Ford Center, Frisco, TX

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Old Dominion

61

UAB

59

Western Kentucky

70

Southern Miss.

59

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Old Dominion (25-8)

2

Western Kentucky (20-13)

 

Ivy League (Ivy Madness)

Site: John J. Lee Amphitheater, New Haven, CT (Yale)

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Harvard (17-10)

4

Penn (19-11)

2

Yale (20-7)

3

Princeton (16-11)

 

 

Mid-American Conference (MACtion)

Site: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Buffalo

85

Central Michigan

81

Bowling Green

71

Northern Illinois

67

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Buffalo (30-3)

3

Bowling Green (22-11)

 

 

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Site: Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

UNC Central

65

North Carolina A&T

63

Norfolk St.

75

Howard

69

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Norfolk St. (21-12)

3

North Carolina Central (17-15)

 

 

Mountain West Conference

Site: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

San Diego St.

65

Nevada

56

Utah St.

85

Fresno St.

60

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

4

San Diego St. (21-11)

2

Utah St. (27-6)

 

 

Pac-12 Conference

Site: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Washington

66

Colorado

61

Oregon

79

Arizona St.

75 ot

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Washington (26-7)

6

Oregon (22-12)

 

 

Southland Conference

Site: Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

New Orleans

79

Sam Houston St.

76

Abilene Christian

69

Southeastern Louisiana

66

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

4

New Orleans (19-12)

2

Abilene Christian (26-6)

 

 

Southeastern Conference

Site: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Florida

76

LSU

73

Auburn

73

South Carolina

64

Kentucky

73

Alabama

55

Tennessee

83

Mississippi St.

76

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Florida (19-14)

5

Auburn (24-9)

2

Kentucky (27-5)

3

Tennessee (28-4)

 

 

Sun Belt Conference

Site: 1st Rd at Higher Seed, Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Georgia Southern

81

Louisiana Monroe

67

Texas St.

79

South Alabama

67

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

UT Arlington (16-15)

3

Georgia Southern (21-11)

1

Georgia St. (22-9)

4

Texas St. (24-8)

 

 

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Site: at Higher Seeds

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Prairie View A&M

81

Grambling

71

Texas Southern

80

Alabama St.

66

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Prairie View A&M (22-12)

2

Texas Southern (21-12)

 

 

Western Athletic Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

New Mexico St.

79

UT RGV

72

Grand Canyon

78

New Mexico St.

74

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

New Mexico St. (29-4)

3

Grand Canyon (20-12)

 

 

Automatic Bids To Date

Team

Conf

W-L

Liberty

Atlantic Sun

28-6

Gardner-Webb

Big South

23-11

Murray St.

Ohio Valley

27-4

Bradley

Missouri Valley

20-14

Wofford

Southern

29-4

Iona

Metro Atlantic

17-15

Fairleigh-Dickinson

Northeast

20-13

Northern Kentucky

Horizon

26-8

Northeastern

Colonial

23-10

Saint Mary’s

West Coast

22-11

North Dakota St.

Summit

18-15

Colgate

Patriot

24-10

 

The PiRate Ratings Bracket Gurus Convene

The PiRate Ratings’ Bracket Gurus have gathered (if only electronically) is our bunkers, otherwise known as our man caves and woman caves watching multiple games simultaneously to get better familiar with all the teams still trying to Dance.

Tonight, we will begin putting our opinions together to formulate our final Bracketology selections for Sunday afternoon.  We will publish our initial predicted 68 around 2 PM EDT on Sunday and then a final prediction at the conclusion of the last meaningful conference tournament championship game, if one might affect the seedings.

At the moment, there are games that could wildly swing the bottom of the seed line, affecting who plays in the First Four, and there are a couple of potenial bid-stealers still alive.

Here is our planned schedule for the weekend

Saturday late morning: Bracketology number 1 (Just the Captain’s Selection)

Sunday morning: Bracketology number 2 (Again, Just the Captain’s Selection)

Sunday early afternoon: Bracket Gurus Initial Field of 68 Predictions

Sunday late afternoon: Bracket Gurus Final Field of 68 Predictions (if necessary)

Note: The Captain and the Gurus are making their selections trying to predict what the Selection Committee will do and not by using their own opinions of which 68 teams should be in the field.  One of out methods will include trying to predict political biases of the Committee members.  By political, we don’t mean Liberal vs. Conservative.  We mean Power Conference vs. Mid-Major and Low-Major, or in other words, why State U at 18-16 will beat out Tiny Tech at 29-5 that lost in their conference championship game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 8, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Saturday, March 9, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Abilene Christian

100.5

2.5

Incarnate Word

85.0

18.0

Appalachian St.

98.2

2.5

South Alabama

97.1

3.6

Arizona

106.1

2.5

Arizona St.

108.1

0.5

Arkansas

108.4

3.0

Alabama

108.3

3.1

Arkansas St.

94.5

2.5

Louisiana

99.7

-2.7

Auburn

115.5

3.0

Tennessee

118.9

-0.4

Belmont

109.0

0.0

Murray St.

108.6

0.4

Boise St.

102.0

3.0

Air Force

95.5

9.5

Boston College

104.9

3.0

North Carolina St.

112.2

-4.3

BYU

106.2

0.0

San Diego

104.6

1.6

Cal Poly

88.6

2.5

UC Santa Barbara

101.0

-9.9

Cal St. Fullerton

99.5

3.5

Hawaii

97.7

5.3

Chicago St.

79.4

2.5

Missouri Kansas City

94.9

-13.0

Clemson

112.0

3.0

Syracuse

111.4

3.6

Coastal Carolina

101.1

2.5

Troy

95.1

8.5

Colorado

106.8

3.0

USC

105.8

4.0

Colorado St.

99.4

3.0

UNLV

100.9

1.5

Columbia

97.1

2.5

Harvard

103.6

-4.0

Cornell

95.4

2.5

Dartmouth

97.9

0.0

Creighton

109.9

2.5

DePaul

105.1

7.3

Drake

102.6

0.0

Northern Iowa

99.1

3.5

Duquesne

100.3

3.0

Dayton

108.2

-4.9

East Tennessee St.

106.6

0.0

Chattanooga

94.0

12.6

Elon

92.0

0.0

UNC Wilmington

94.7

-2.7

Fairleigh-Dickinson

97.2

2.5

Robert Morris

95.0

4.7

Florida Int’l.

97.0

2.5

North Texas

101.3

-1.8

Fresno St.

107.2

2.5

San Jose St.

85.7

24.0

Furman

107.9

0.0

Mercer

98.3

9.6

George Washington

93.8

2.5

George Mason

101.0

-4.7

Georgia Southern

104.8

2.0

Georgia St.

103.2

3.6

Grambling

93.7

2.5

Alabama A&M

84.6

11.6

Hartford

98.8

2.5

UMass Lowell

95.0

6.3

Idaho St.

91.2

2.0

Idaho

84.9

8.3

Iowa St.

114.3

3.0

Texas Tech

118.0

-0.7

Jackson St.

89.5

2.5

Alabama St.

89.2

2.8

James Madison

93.8

0.0

Towson

94.0

-0.2

Kansas

114.9

3.0

Baylor

110.6

7.3

Kansas St.

112.8

3.0

Oklahoma

111.6

4.2

Kentucky

118.2

3.0

Florida

111.7

9.5

La Salle

96.9

2.5

Fordham

95.6

3.8

Lamar

97.6

2.5

McNeese St.

89.4

10.7

Little Rock

96.6

2.5

Louisiana Monroe

100.8

-1.7

Loyola (Chi.)

103.7

0.0

Bradley

99.5

4.2

LSU

113.7

3.0

Vanderbilt

102.1

14.6

Marquette

112.9

3.0

Georgetown

106.0

9.9

Marshall

99.4

3.0

Florida Atlantic

99.0

3.4

Maryland-Baltimore Co.

97.0

2.5

Albany

94.1

5.4

Memphis

107

3.0

Tulsa

103.1

6.9

Michigan St.

120.2

1.5

Michigan

118.2

3.5

Middle Tennessee

95.5

2.5

UTEP

92.4

5.6

Mississippi St.

113.4

3.0

Texas A&M

105.4

11.0

Mississippi Valley St.

83.8

2.5

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

89.4

-3.1

Missouri

106.2

3.0

Ole Miss

110.0

-0.8

Nevada

114.7

3.0

San Diego St.

104.2

13.5

New Mexico St.

107.8

3.0

California Baptist

97.4

13.4

Nicholls St.

91.3

2.5

Southeastern Louisiana

94.9

-1.1

North Carolina

120.7

1.0

Duke

123.5

-1.8

Northern Colorado

100.9

2.5

Northern Arizona

91.5

11.9

Northwestern

107.4

3.0

Purdue

117.4

-7.0

Northwestern St.

86.6

2.5

Central Arkansas

91.4

-2.3

Oklahoma St.

104.7

3.0

West Virginia

105.1

2.6

Omaha

100.1

0.0

North Dakota

94.5

5.6

Penn

103.3

2.5

Brown

101.3

4.5

Pittsburgh

105.0

2.5

Notre Dame

106.0

1.5

Portland St.

94.4

2.5

Montana St.

95.2

1.7

Prairie View

95.5

2.5

Alcorn St.

84.6

13.4

Princeton

100.2

2.5

Yale

105.7

-3.0

Providence

106.4

3.0

Butler

108.5

0.9

Quinnipiac

96.9

0.0

Monmouth

93.3

3.6

Rhode Island

102.1

2.5

Massachusetts

97.7

6.9

Rice

94.8

2.5

Charlotte

91.7

5.6

Richmond

99.0

2.5

Davidson

106.8

-5.3

Rider

98.7

0.0

Siena

95.4

3.3

Sacramento St.

94.6

2.5

Montana

102.6

-5.5

San Francisco

107.7

0.0

Pepperdine

99.8

7.9

Seattle

98.3

2.5

Grand Canyon

105.0

-4.2

Seton Hall

108.2

2.5

Villanova

113.5

-2.8

South Carolina

106.4

2.5

Georgia

103.9

5.0

South Dakota St.

106.1

1.0

Western Illinois

92.1

15.0

Southern Miss.

102.6

2.5

UTSA

100.6

4.5

St. Bonaventure

102.7

3.0

Saint Louis

103.6

2.1

St. Francis (PA)

95.7

2.5

Long Island

95.3

2.9

Stephen F. Austin

92.4

2.0

Sam Houston St.

99.0

-4.6

Stony Brook

100.8

2.5

Binghamton

89.3

14.0

Temple

106.9

3.0

Central Florida

110.7

-0.8

Texas

112.6

2.5

TCU

109.3

5.8

Texas A&M CC

93.6

2.5

Houston Baptist

93.5

2.6

Texas Southern

97.6

2.5

Southern

86.8

13.3

Tulane

92.8

2.5

Wichita St.

105.0

-9.7

UAB

99.7

2.5

Old Dominion

104.2

-2.0

UC Davis

96

2.5

UC Riverside

91.3

7.2

UC Irvine

105.5

2.5

Cal St. Northridge

93.6

14.4

UNC Greensboro

105.5

0.0

Samford

99.9

5.6

UT Arlington

99.6

2.0

Texas St.

103.4

-1.8

Utah

104.0

3.0

UCLA

105.1

1.9

Utah Valley

103.8

2.5

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.9

9.4

Vermont

106.1

3.0

Maine

88.7

20.4

Virginia

123.5

3.0

Louisville

113.7

12.8

Wake Forest

100.2

2.5

Florida St.

114.7

-12.0

Washington

110.1

3.0

Oregon

108.9

4.2

Washington St.

97.4

2.5

Oregon St.

106.1

-6.2

Weber St.

98.7

2.5

Eastern Washington

94.9

6.3

Wofford

112.9

0.0

VMI

91.6

21.3

Wyoming

90

3.0

New Mexico

99.6

-6.6

Xavier

106.9

3.0

St. John’s

108.2

1.7

Conference Tournaments Update

 

America East Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Vermont (24-6)

8

Maine (5-26)

2

Stony Brook (24-7)

7

Binghamton (9-22)

3

Maryland-Baltimore Co. (19-12)

6

Albany (12-19)

4

Hartford (17-14)

5

UMass Lowell (15-16)

 

 

Big South Conference

Semifinals–Friday, March 8 (at Campbell)

Radford

63

Charleston Southern

54

Gardner-Webb

79

Campbell

74

 

Championship Game–Sunday, March 10 (at Radford)

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

2

Radford (22-10)

4

Gardner-Webb (22-11)

 

 

Colonial Athletic Association

Site: North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC

First Round–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

James Madison (13-18)

9

Towson (10-21)

7

Elon (11-20)

10

UNC Wilmington (9-22)

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

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

Iona

73

Saint Peter’s

71

Canisius

69

Manhattan

65 ot

 

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

3

Quinnipiac (16-13)

6

Monmouth (12-20)

4

Rider (16-14)

5

Siena (16-15)

 

 

Missouri Valley Conference (Arch Madness)

Site: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 8

Loyola (Chi)

67

Valparaiso

54

Bradley

61

Missouri St.

58

Drake

78

Illinois St.

62

Northern Iowa

61

Southern Illinois

58

 

Semifinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Loyola (Chi.) (20-12)

5

Bradley (18-14)

2

Drake (24-8)

6

Northern Iowa (15-17)

 

 

Northeast Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Semifinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

St. Francis (PA) (17-13)

6

Long Island (16-15)

2

Fairleigh-Dickinson (18-13)

4

Robert Morris (17-15)

 

 

Ohio Valley Conference

Site: Ford Center, Evansville, IN

Semifinals–Friday, March 8

Belmont

83

Austin Peay

67

Murray St.

76

Jacksonville St.

74

 

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 9 ****

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Belmont (26-4)

2

Murray St. (26-4)

 

Southern Conference

Site: US Cellular Center, Asheville, NC

First Round–Friday, March 8

VMI

96

Western Carolina

83

Samford

100

The Citadel

71

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Wofford (26-4)

8

VMI (11-20)

4

East Tennessee St. (23-8)

5

Chattanooga (12-19)

2

UNC Greensboro (26-5)

7

Samford (17-15)

3

Furman (24-6)

6

Mercer (11-19)

 

 

Summit League

Site: Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1 (sat)

South Dakota St. (24-7)

8

Western Illinois (9-20)

4 (sun)

Purdue Fort Wayne (17-14)

5

South Dakota (13-16)

3 (sun)

North Dakota St. (15-15)

6

Oral Roberts (11-20)

2 (sat)

Omaha (19-10)

7

North Dakota (12-17)

 

 

West Coast Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Second Round–Friday, March 8

San Diego

62

Santa Clara

45

Pepperdine

68

Loyola Marymount

65

 

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

3

BYU (19-12)

6

San Diego (20-13)

4

San Francisco (21-9)

8

Pepperdine (15-17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 5, 2019

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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March 5, 2019

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Duke

Gonzaga

Virginia

Kentucky

2

Tennessee

Michigan

North Carolina

Michigan St.

3

Houston

LSU

Purdue

Texas Tech

4

Kansas

Marquette

Wisconsin

Florida St.

5

Kansas St.

Virginia Tech

Nevada

Iowa St.

6

Maryland

Mississippi St.

Cincinnati

Villanova

7

Buffalo

Louisville

Baylor

Iowa

8

Auburn

Wofford

Syracuse

Washington

9

Ole Miss

Virginia Commonwealth

Florida

St. John’s

10

Central Florida

Ohio St.

Alabama

Ohio St.

11

Texas

TCU

Minnesota

Seton Hall

12

North Carolina St./Temple

Arizona St./Utah St.

Belmont

Lipscomb

13

New Mexico St.

Old Dominion

Vermont

Hofstra

14

UC-irvine

Yale

South Dakota St.

Texas St.

15

Montana

Colgate

Drake

Wright St.

16

Campbell

Sam Houston St.

Norfolk St./St. Francis (PA)

Siena/Texas Southern

Last 4 In

North Carolina St.

Arizona St.

Utah St.

Temple

Last 4 Bye

Texas

TCU

Minnesota

Seton Hall

First 4 Out

Clemson

Indiana

Georgetown

Furman

Next 4 Out

Murray St.

Nebraska

Xavier

Saint Mary’s

Bids By Conference

Bids

ACC

8

Big Ten

8

Big 12

8

SEC

8

AAC

4

Big East

4

MWC

2

Pac-12

2

One-Bid Leagues

24

 

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Butler

107.5

3.0

Xavier

106.2

4.3

Duke

124.7

2.5

Wake Forest

98.6

28.6

Michigan St.

120.5

3.0

Nebraska

109.7

13.8

Florida St.

114.4

3.0

Virginia Tech

115.7

1.7

Ohio

98.6

2.5

Buffalo

115.1

-14.0

Akron

103.2

2.0

Bowling Green

104.7

0.5

Eastern Michigan

100.9

2.5

Ball St.

103.1

0.3

Binghamton

89.3

2.0

Albany

93.0

-1.7

Hartford

99.0

2.5

Stony Brook

100.0

1.5

New Hampshire

84.8

2.5

Maine

88.4

-1.1

Texas A&M

105.8

3.0

South Carolina

105.4

3.4

Central Michigan

103.2

3.0

Northern Illinois

101.1

5.1

Toledo

108.5

3.0

Western Michigan

94.8

16.7

Saint Joseph’s

98.6

3.0

Rhode Island

100.9

0.7

Miami (O)

102.6

2.5

Kent St.

101.7

3.4

Hampton

98.6

2.5

Longwood

93.0

8.1

Charleston Southern

99.5

2.0

USC Upstate

87.5

14.0

Presbyterian

98.3

2.0

UNC Asheville

85.7

14.6

Lafayette

92.5

2.5

Holy Cross

95.6

-0.6

Boston U

96.1

2.5

Loyola (MD)

94.2

4.4

George Mason

101.4

3.0

Virginia Commonwealth

110.4

-6.0

Boston College

104.7

3.0

North Carolina

121.2

-13.5

Vermont

105.2

3.0

UMass Lowell

94.9

13.3

Minnesota

109.6

3.0

Purdue

117.6

-5.0

Abilene Christian

100.7

3.0

Stephen F Austin

91.6

12.1

Green Bay

97.4

3.0

Illinois Chicago

97.8

2.6

Wright St.

102.7

3.0

IUPUI

98.3

7.4

Miami (Fla)

106.3

3.0

Pittsburgh

104.8

4.5

Tennessee

118.7

3.0

Mississippi St.

113.6

8.1

Ole Miss

110.3

3.0

Kentucky

117.9

-4.6

Oklahoma

110.9

3.0

Kansas

115.1

-1.2

Alabama

108.3

3.0

Auburn

114.7

-3.4

Wichita St.

104.6

3.0

East Carolina

94.0

13.6

Colorado St.

99.5

3.0

Utah St.

110.9

-8.4

Air Force

95.9

2.5

Nevada

113.8

-15.4

 

Conference Tournament Updates

Atlantic Sun 

Quarterfinal Results

1 Lipscomb

86

8 Kennesaw St.

71

2 Liberty

72

7 Jacksonville

58

3 North Florida

76

6 North Alabama

66

5 NJIT

83

4 Florida GC

78

 

Semifinals–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Lipscomb (24-6)

5

NJIT (21-11)

2

Liberty (26-6)

3

North Florida (16-16)

 

Big South

First Round–Tuesday, March 5 (at Higher Seeded Teams)

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

7

Presbyterian (17-14)

10

UNC-Asheville (4-26)

6

Charleston Southern (15-14)

11

USC Upstate (6-25)

8

Hampton (14-15)

9

Longwood (15-16)

 

Horizon League (Motor City Madness)

Quarterfinals–Tuesday, March 5 & Wednesday, March 6 (at Higher Seed)

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

1 (Tue)

Wright St. (19-12)

8

IUPUI (16-15)

4 (Tue)

Green Bay (16-15)

5

Illinois-Chicago (16-15)

3 (Wed)

Oakland (15-16)

6

Youngstown St. (12-19)

2 (Wed)

Northern Kentucky (23-8)

7

Detroit (11-19)

 

Patriot League

First Round–Tuesday, March 5

Seed

Home

Visitors

8

Boston U (14-17)

9

Loyola (MD) (11-20)

7

Lafayette (10-19)

10

Holy Cross (15-16)

Coming Later Today: Updated Bracketology

March 4, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Monday, March 4, 2019

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Monday’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Syracuse

111.3

3.0

Virginia

121.3

-7.0

North Florida

99.0

2.5

North Alabama

92.8

8.7

Liberty

106.5

3.0

Jacksonville

94.5

15.0

Florida Gulf Coast

97.1

3.0

NJIT

99.1

1.0

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.0

2.5

Morgan St.

89.0

-5.5

Delaware St.

79.1

2.5

Norfolk St.

95.3

-13.7

Lipscomb

110.1

3.0

Kennesaw St.

86.5

26.6

Arkansas Pine Bluff

90.3

2.5

Jackson St.

89.7

3.1

Mississippi Valley St.

83.8

2.5

Grambling

93.2

-6.9

Alabama A&M

85.3

2.5

Texas Southern

98.0

-10.2

Texas Tech

117.7

2.5

Texas

112.8

7.4

TCU

109.8

3.0

Kansas St.

111.9

0.9

Alabama St.

90.6

2.5

Prairie View A&M

95.2

-2.1

Montana

102.6

3.0

Northern Arizona

91.1

14.5

Montana St.

95.4

2.5

Southern Utah

92.9

5.0

Idaho St.

90.7

2.5

Weber St.

97.6

-4.4

 

The PiRate Ratings (1-353)

Rk

Team

PiRate

Conf

1

Duke

124.7

ACC

2

Gonzaga

124.5

West Coast

3

Virginia

121.3

ACC

4

North Carolina

121.2

ACC

5

Michigan St.

120.5

Big Ten

6

Tennessee

118.7

SEC

7

Michigan

118.4

Big Ten

8

Kentucky

117.9

SEC

9

Texas Tech

117.7

Big 12

10

Purdue

117.6

Big Ten

11

Virginia Tech

115.7

ACC

12

Buffalo

115.1

Mid-Amer

13

Kansas

115.1

Big 12

14

Wisconsin

114.7

Big Ten

15

Iowa St.

114.7

Big 12

16

Auburn

114.7

SEC

17

Florida St.

114.4

ACC

18

LSU

114.3

SEC

19

Houston

114.2

AAC

20

Nevada

113.8

Mtn West

21

Mississippi St.

113.6

SEC

22

Maryland

113.4

Big Ten

23

Louisville

113.4

ACC

24

Wofford

113.1

SoCon

25

Texas

112.8

Big 12

26

Marquette

112.8

Big East

27

Villanova

112.0

Big East

28

Kansas St.

111.9

Big 12

29

North Carolina St.

111.8

ACC

30

Clemson

111.6

ACC

31

Syracuse

111.3

ACC

32

Florida

111.1

SEC

33

Iowa

111.1

Big Ten

34

Utah St.

110.9

Mtn West

35

Oklahoma

110.9

Big 12

36

Baylor

110.8

Big 12

37

Cincinnati

110.8

AAC

38

Ohio St.

110.5

Big Ten

39

Central Florida

110.5

AAC

40

Virginia Commonwealth

110.4

Atl 10

41

Penn St.

110.3

Big Ten

42

Mississippi

110.3

SEC

43

Saint Mary’s

110.3

West Coast

44

Washington

110.1

Pac-12

45

Lipscomb

110.1

Atl Sun

46

TCU

109.8

Big 12

47

Nebraska

109.7

Big Ten

48

Minnesota

109.6

Big Ten

49

Belmont

109.3

OH Valley

50

Creighton

109.3

Big East

51

Indiana

109.2

Big Ten

52

Murray St.

108.6

OH Valley

53

Furman

108.6

SoCon

54

Toledo

108.5

Mid-Amer

55

Alabama

108.3

SEC

56

New Mexico St.

108.1

WAC

57

Arkansas

107.8

SEC

58

Oregon

107.8

Pac-12

59

San Francisco

107.6

West Coast

60

Illinois

107.6

Big Ten

61

Arizona St.

107.5

Pac-12

62

Seton Hall

107.5

Big East

63

Butler

107.5

Big East

64

Memphis

107.4

AAC

65

St. John’s

107.3

Big East

66

Dayton

107.0

Atl 10

67

East Tennessee St.

106.9

SoCon

68

Rutgers

106.6

Big Ten

69

Liberty

106.5

Atl Sun

70

Fresno St.

106.5

Mtn West

71

Georgetown

106.4

Big East

72

BYU

106.4

West Coast

73

Miami (Fla)

106.3

ACC

74

Colorado

106.3

Pac-12

75

Temple

106.2

AAC

76

Xavier

106.2

Big East

77

Northwestern

106.0

Big Ten

78

Texas A&M

105.8

SEC

79

Davidson

105.7

Atl 10

80

Yale

105.6

Ivy

81

South Dakota St.

105.6

Summit

82

Hofstra

105.6

Colonial

83

Providence

105.5

Big East

84

Oregon St.

105.4

Pac-12

85

UNC Greensboro

105.4

SoCon

86

USC

105.4

Pac-12

87

Grand Canyon

105.4

WAC

88

South Carolina

105.4

SEC

89

Arizona

105.3

Pac-12

90

Vermont

105.2

Amer East

91

Notre Dame

105.2

ACC

92

Northeastern

105.2

Colonial

93

UC Irvine

105.1

Big West

94

Missouri

105.1

SEC

95

UCLA

105.1

Pac-12

96

Georgia Southern

105.1

Sun Belt

97

Connecticut

104.9

AAC

98

Pittsburgh

104.8

ACC

99

Utah Valley

104.8

WAC

100

Bowling Green

104.7

Mid-Amer

101

Boston College

104.7

ACC

102

Georgia

104.6

SEC

103

Wichita St.

104.6

AAC

104

Stanford

104.5

Pac-12

105

Old Dominion

104.3

CUSA

106

Northern Kentucky

104.3

Horizon

107

South Florida

104.2

AAC

108

Oklahoma St.

104.2

Big 12

109

San Diego

104.0

West Coast

110

DePaul

103.7

Big East

111

Georgia Tech

103.6

ACC

112

Harvard

103.6

Ivy

113

Jacksonville St.

103.5

OH Valley

114

West Virginia

103.4

Big 12

115

Utah

103.4

Pac-12

116

Texas St.

103.4

Sun Belt

117

Radford

103.4

Big South

118

Charleston

103.3

Colonial

119

Central Michigan

103.2

Mid-Amer

120

Akron

103.2

Mid-Amer

121

Ball St.

103.1

Mid-Amer

122

Western Kentucky

103.1

CUSA

123

Southern Miss

103.0

CUSA

124

Tulsa

102.9

AAC

125

Georgia St.

102.8

Sun Belt

126

Penn

102.8

Ivy

127

Wright St.

102.7

Horizon

128

Drake

102.7

Mo Valley

129

Colgate

102.7

Patriot

130

San Diego St.

102.7

Mtn West

131

St. Bonaventure

102.7

Atl 10

132

Austin Peay

102.7

OH Valley

133

Loyola (Chi)

102.6

Mo Valley

134

Saint Louis

102.6

Atl 10

135

Miami (O)

102.6

Mid-Amer

136

Montana

102.6

Big Sky

137

SMU

102.6

AAC

138

Vanderbilt

102.5

SEC

139

Loyola Marymount

102.4

West Coast

140

UTSA

102.0

CUSA

141

Kent St.

101.7

Mid-Amer

142

Louisiana Tech

101.7

CUSA

143

George Mason

101.4

Atl 10

144

Brown

101.3

Ivy

145

Southern Illinois

101.2

Mo Valley

146

Boise St.

101.2

Mtn West

147

Northern Illinois

101.1

Mid-Amer

148

Bucknell

101.1

Patriot

149

Coastal Carolina

101.1

Sun Belt

150

Samford

101.0

SoCon

151

Louisiana Monroe

100.9

Sun Belt

152

Rhode Island

100.9

Atl 10

153

Eastern Michigan

100.9

Mid-Amer

154

North Texas

100.8

CUSA

155

Florida Atlantic

100.8

CUSA

156

Abilene Christian

100.7

Sthland

157

UT Arlington

100.6

Sun Belt

158

Omaha

100.3

Summit

159

Princeton

100.2

Ivy

160

Sam Houston St.

100.1

Sthland

161

UAB

100.1

CUSA

162

Lehigh

100.1

Patriot

163

Stony Brook

100.0

Amer East

164

UNLV

99.9

Mtn West

165

Duquesne

99.9

Atl 10

166

UC Santa Barbara

99.9

Big West

167

Pepperdine

99.9

West Coast

168

Winthrop

99.7

Big South

169

Charleston Southern

99.5

Big South

170

UT Rio Grande Valley

99.5

WAC

171

Colorado St.

99.5

Mtn West

172

Northern Colorado

99.5

Big Sky

173

Missouri St.

99.4

Mo Valley

174

Bradley

99.4

Mo Valley

175

Santa Clara

99.3

West Coast

176

NJIT

99.1

Atl Sun

177

Northern Iowa

99.1

Mo Valley

178

Campbell

99.1

Big South

179

Hartford

99.0

Amer East

180

North Florida

99.0

Atl Sun

181

New Mexico

99.0

Mtn West

182

Marshall

98.9

CUSA

183

Louisiana

98.9

Sun Belt

184

Seattle

98.8

WAC

185

Cal St. Fullerton

98.7

Big West

186

Ohio

98.6

Mid-Amer

187

Hampton

98.6

Big South

188

Saint Joseph’s

98.6

Atl 10

189

Wake Forest

98.6

ACC

190

Oakland

98.6

Horizon

191

American

98.5

Patriot

192

IUPUI

98.3

Horizon

193

Presbyterian

98.3

Big South

194

Gardner Webb

98.2

Big South

195

Mercer

98.2

SoCon

196

Richmond

98.0

Atl 10

197

Indiana St.

98.0

Mo Valley

198

Texas Southern

98.0

SWAC

199

Illinois St.

97.9

Mo Valley

200

California Baptist

97.9

WAC

201

Florida Int’l.

97.8

CUSA

202

Appalachian St.

97.8

Sun Belt

203

Illinois Chicago

97.8

Horizon

204

Washington St.

97.6

Pac-12

205

Weber St.

97.6

Big Sky

206

Purdue Fort Wayne

97.5

Summit

207

Dartmouth

97.5

Ivy

208

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.4

WAC

209

Green Bay

97.4

Horizon

210

Pacific

97.2

West Coast

211

William & Mary

97.2

Colonial

212

Little Rock

97.2

Sun Belt

213

North Dakota St.

97.1

Summit

214

Hawaii

97.1

Big West

215

Florida Gulf Coast

97.1

Atl Sun

216

South Dakota

97.0

Summit

217

La Salle

97.0

Atl 10

218

Rider

97.0

Metro Atl

219

South Alabama

96.9

Sun Belt

220

Columbia

96.9

Ivy

221

Lamar

96.8

Sthland

222

Iona

96.8

Metro Atl

223

High Point

96.7

Big South

224

Evansville

96.5

Mo Valley

225

Quinnipiac

96.5

Metro Atl

226

Maryland Baltimore Co.

96.3

Amer East

227

Valparaiso

96.2

Mo Valley

228

Fairleigh Dickinson

96.2

Northeast

229

Massachusetts

96.2

Atl 10

230

Boston University

96.1

Patriot

231

Long Beach St.

96.0

Big West

232

Sacred Heart

95.9

Northeast

233

Air Force

95.9

Mtn West

234

UC Davis

95.8

Big West

235

Missouri Kansas City

95.8

WAC

236

Cornell

95.7

Ivy

237

Holy Cross

95.6

Patriot

238

Southeastern Louisiana

95.5

Sthland

239

Detroit

95.5

Horizon

240

Rice

95.5

CUSA

241

Montana St.

95.4

Big Sky

242

Siena

95.3

Metro Atl

243

Norfolk St.

95.3

MEAC

244

Army

95.3

Patriot

245

Prairie View A&M

95.2

SWAC

246

The Citadel

95.1

SoCon

247

St. Francis (PA)

95.1

Northeast

248

Drexel

95.1

Colonial

249

Fordham

95.0

Atl 10

250

Morehead St.

95.0

OH Valley

251

New Orleans

94.9

Sthland

252

UMass Lowell

94.9

Amer East

253

Middle Tennessee

94.8

CUSA

254

Western Michigan

94.8

Mid-Amer

255

Eastern Kentucky

94.7

OH Valley

256

Arkansas St.

94.7

Sun Belt

257

California

94.5

Pac-12

258

Jacksonville

94.5

Atl Sun

259

Chattanooga

94.4

SoCon

260

Robert Morris

94.3

Northeast

261

Delaware

94.3

Colonial

262

Youngstown St.

94.3

Horizon

263

Cal St. Northridge

94.2

Big West

264

Loyola (MD)

94.2

Patriot

265

Troy

94.2

Sun Belt

266

Marist

94.2

Metro Atl

267

Long Island

94.1

Northeast

268

East Carolina

94.0

AAC

269

Western Carolina

94.0

SoCon

270

Texas A&M CC

93.9

Sthland

271

UNC Wilmington

93.9

Colonial

272

North Dakota

93.8

Summit

273

Canisius

93.8

Metro Atl

274

St. Francis (Bklyn)

93.7

Northeast

275

Eastern Washington

93.6

Big Sky

276

Sacramento St.

93.5

Big Sky

277

James Madison

93.5

Colonial

278

Towson

93.4

Colonial

279

Houston Baptist

93.3

Sthland

280

Grambling St.

93.2

SWAC

281

George Washington

93.1

Atl 10

282

Longwood

93.0

Big South

283

Albany

93.0

Amer East

284

Cleveland St.

93.0

Horizon

285

Oral Roberts

93.0

Summit

286

UTEP

93.0

CUSA

287

Southern Utah

92.9

Big Sky

288

Navy

92.8

Patriot

289

North Alabama

92.8

Atl Sun

290

Charlotte

92.6

CUSA

291

Fairfield

92.5

Metro Atl

292

Lafayette

92.5

Patriot

293

Milwaukee

92.5

Horizon

294

Wagner

92.4

Northeast

295

North Carolina Central

92.4

MEAC

296

Bethune Cookman

92.4

MEAC

297

Monmouth

92.4

Metro Atl

298

VMI

92.3

SoCon

299

Portland St.

92.3

Big Sky

300

Tennessee St.

92.1

OH Valley

301

UT Martin

92.1

OH Valley

302

Elon

91.9

Colonial

303

Tulane

91.9

AAC

304

Western Illinois

91.8

Summit

305

North Carolina A&T

91.8

MEAC

306

Eastern Illinois

91.8

OH Valley

307

Stephen F. Austin

91.6

Sthland

308

Southeast Missouri St.

91.3

OH Valley

309

Denver

91.2

Summit

310

Northern Arizona

91.1

Big Sky

311

Saint Peter’s

91.1

Metro Atl

312

Howard

90.8

MEAC

313

Niagara

90.7

Metro Atl

314

Idaho St.

90.7

Big Sky

315

Alabama St.

90.6

SWAC

316

Central Arkansas

90.5

Sthland

317

Manhattan

90.5

Metro Atl

318

UC Riverside

90.4

Big West

319

Nicholls St.

90.4

Sthland

320

Arkansas Pine Bluff

90.3

SWAC

321

Florida A&M

90.3

MEAC

322

Mount St. Mary’s

90.0

Northeast

323

Wyoming

90.0

Mtn West

324

Central Connecticut

89.9

Northeast

325

McNeese St.

89.8

Sthland

326

Portland

89.7

West Coast

327

Jackson St.

89.7

SWAC

328

Tennessee Tech

89.4

OH Valley

329

Bryant

89.4

Northeast

330

Binghamton

89.3

Amer East

331

Cal Poly

89.2

Big West

332

Stetson

89.1

Atl Sun

333

Morgan St.

89.0

MEAC

334

Maine

88.4

Amer East

335

SIU Edwardsville

88.3

OH Valley

336

USC Upstate

87.5

Big South

337

South Carolina St.

87.5

MEAC

338

Northwestern St.

87.3

Sthland

339

Southern

87.2

SWAC

340

Kennesaw St.

86.5

Atl Sun

341

San Jose St.

86.3

Mtn West

342

UNC Asheville

85.7

Big South

343

Savannah St.

85.5

MEAC

344

Incarnate Word

85.4

Sthland

345

Alabama A&M

85.3

SWAC

346

New Hampshire

84.8

Amer East

347

Alcorn St.

84.6

SWAC

348

Idaho

84.2

Big Sky

349

Coppin St.

84.1

MEAC

350

Mississippi Valley St.

83.8

SWAC

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.0

MEAC

352

Chicago St.

80.7

WAC

353

Delaware St.

79.1

MEAC

 

PiRate Ratings (Alphabetical)

Rk

Team

PiRate

Conf

156

Abilene Christian

100.7

Sthland

233

Air Force

95.9

Mtn West

120

Akron

103.2

Mid-Amer

55

Alabama

108.3

SEC

345

Alabama A&M

85.3

SWAC

315

Alabama St.

90.6

SWAC

283

Albany

93.0

Amer East

347

Alcorn St.

84.6

SWAC

191

American

98.5

Patriot

202

Appalachian St.

97.8

Sun Belt

89

Arizona

105.3

Pac-12

61

Arizona St.

107.5

Pac-12

57

Arkansas

107.8

SEC

320

Arkansas Pine Bluff

90.3

SWAC

256

Arkansas St.

94.7

Sun Belt

244

Army

95.3

Patriot

16

Auburn

114.7

SEC

132

Austin Peay

102.7

OH Valley

121

Ball St.

103.1

Mid-Amer

36

Baylor

110.8

Big 12

49

Belmont

109.3

OH Valley

296

Bethune Cookman

92.4

MEAC

330

Binghamton

89.3

Amer East

146

Boise St.

101.2

Mtn West

101

Boston College

104.7

ACC

230

Boston University

96.1

Patriot

100

Bowling Green

104.7

Mid-Amer

174

Bradley

99.4

Mo Valley

144

Brown

101.3

Ivy

329

Bryant

89.4

Northeast

148

Bucknell

101.1

Patriot

12

Buffalo

115.1

Mid-Amer

63

Butler

107.5

Big East

72

BYU

106.4

West Coast

331

Cal Poly

89.2

Big West

208

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.4

WAC

185

Cal St. Fullerton

98.7

Big West

263

Cal St. Northridge

94.2

Big West

257

California

94.5

Pac-12

200

California Baptist

97.9

WAC

178

Campbell

99.1

Big South

273

Canisius

93.8

Metro Atl

316

Central Arkansas

90.5

Sthland

324

Central Connecticut

89.9

Northeast

39

Central Florida

110.5

AAC

119

Central Michigan

103.2

Mid-Amer

118

Charleston

103.3

Colonial

169

Charleston Southern

99.5

Big South

290

Charlotte

92.6

CUSA

259

Chattanooga

94.4

SoCon

352

Chicago St.

80.7

WAC

37

Cincinnati

110.8

AAC

30

Clemson

111.6

ACC

284

Cleveland St.

93.0

Horizon

149

Coastal Carolina

101.1

Sun Belt

129

Colgate

102.7

Patriot

74

Colorado

106.3

Pac-12

171

Colorado St.

99.5

Mtn West

220

Columbia

96.9

Ivy

97

Connecticut

104.9

AAC

349

Coppin St.

84.1

MEAC

236

Cornell

95.7

Ivy

50

Creighton

109.3

Big East

207

Dartmouth

97.5

Ivy

79

Davidson

105.7

Atl 10

66

Dayton

107.0

Atl 10

261

Delaware

94.3

Colonial

353

Delaware St.

79.1

MEAC

309

Denver

91.2

Summit

110

DePaul

103.7

Big East

239

Detroit

95.5

Horizon

128

Drake

102.7

Mo Valley

248

Drexel

95.1

Colonial

1

Duke

124.7

ACC

165

Duquesne

99.9

Atl 10

268

East Carolina

94.0

AAC

67

East Tennessee St.

106.9

SoCon

306

Eastern Illinois

91.8

OH Valley

255

Eastern Kentucky

94.7

OH Valley

153

Eastern Michigan

100.9

Mid-Amer

275

Eastern Washington

93.6

Big Sky

302

Elon

91.9

Colonial

224

Evansville

96.5

Mo Valley

291

Fairfield

92.5

Metro Atl

228

Fairleigh Dickinson

96.2

Northeast

32

Florida

111.1

SEC

321

Florida A&M

90.3

MEAC

155

Florida Atlantic

100.8

CUSA

215

Florida Gulf Coast

97.1

Atl Sun

201

Florida Int’l.

97.8

CUSA

17

Florida St.

114.4

ACC

249

Fordham

95.0

Atl 10

70

Fresno St.

106.5

Mtn West

53

Furman

108.6

SoCon

194

Gardner Webb

98.2

Big South

143

George Mason

101.4

Atl 10

281

George Washington

93.1

Atl 10

71

Georgetown

106.4

Big East

102

Georgia

104.6

SEC

96

Georgia Southern

105.1

Sun Belt

125

Georgia St.

102.8

Sun Belt

111

Georgia Tech

103.6

ACC

2

Gonzaga

124.5

West Coast

280

Grambling St.

93.2

SWAC

87

Grand Canyon

105.4

WAC

209

Green Bay

97.4

Horizon

187

Hampton

98.6

Big South

179

Hartford

99.0

Amer East

112

Harvard

103.6

Ivy

214

Hawaii

97.1

Big West

223

High Point

96.7

Big South

82

Hofstra

105.6

Colonial

237

Holy Cross

95.6

Patriot

19

Houston

114.2

AAC

279

Houston Baptist

93.3

Sthland

312

Howard

90.8

MEAC

348

Idaho

84.2

Big Sky

314

Idaho St.

90.7

Big Sky

60

Illinois

107.6

Big Ten

203

Illinois Chicago

97.8

Horizon

199

Illinois St.

97.9

Mo Valley

344

Incarnate Word

85.4

Sthland

51

Indiana

109.2

Big Ten

197

Indiana St.

98.0

Mo Valley

222

Iona

96.8

Metro Atl

33

Iowa

111.1

Big Ten

15

Iowa St.

114.7

Big 12

192

IUPUI

98.3

Horizon

327

Jackson St.

89.7

SWAC

258

Jacksonville

94.5

Atl Sun

113

Jacksonville St.

103.5

OH Valley

277

James Madison

93.5

Colonial

13

Kansas

115.1

Big 12

28

Kansas St.

111.9

Big 12

340

Kennesaw St.

86.5

Atl Sun

141

Kent St.

101.7

Mid-Amer

8

Kentucky

117.9

SEC

217

La Salle

97.0

Atl 10

292

Lafayette

92.5

Patriot

221

Lamar

96.8

Sthland

162

Lehigh

100.1

Patriot

69

Liberty

106.5

Atl Sun

45

Lipscomb

110.1

Atl Sun

212

Little Rock

97.2

Sun Belt

231

Long Beach St.

96.0

Big West

267

Long Island

94.1

Northeast

282

Longwood

93.0

Big South

183

Louisiana

98.9

Sun Belt

151

Louisiana Monroe

100.9

Sun Belt

142

Louisiana Tech

101.7

CUSA

23

Louisville

113.4

ACC

133

Loyola (Chi)

102.6

Mo Valley

264

Loyola (MD)

94.2

Patriot

139

Loyola Marymount

102.4

West Coast

18

LSU

114.3

SEC

334

Maine

88.4

Amer East

317

Manhattan

90.5

Metro Atl

266

Marist

94.2

Metro Atl

26

Marquette

112.8

Big East

182

Marshall

98.9

CUSA

22

Maryland

113.4

Big Ten

226

Maryland Baltimore Co.

96.3

Amer East

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.0

MEAC

229

Massachusetts

96.2

Atl 10

325

McNeese St.

89.8

Sthland

64

Memphis

107.4

AAC

195

Mercer

98.2

SoCon

73

Miami (Fla)

106.3

ACC

135

Miami (O)

102.6

Mid-Amer

7

Michigan

118.4

Big Ten

5

Michigan St.

120.5

Big Ten

253

Middle Tennessee

94.8

CUSA

293

Milwaukee

92.5

Horizon

48

Minnesota

109.6

Big Ten

42

Mississippi

110.3

SEC

21

Mississippi St.

113.6

SEC

350

Mississippi Valley St.

83.8

SWAC

94

Missouri

105.1

SEC

235

Missouri Kansas City

95.8

WAC

173

Missouri St.

99.4

Mo Valley

297

Monmouth

92.4

Metro Atl

136

Montana

102.6

Big Sky

241

Montana St.

95.4

Big Sky

250

Morehead St.

95.0

OH Valley

333

Morgan St.

89.0

MEAC

322

Mount St. Mary’s

90.0

Northeast

52

Murray St.

108.6

OH Valley

288

Navy

92.8

Patriot

47

Nebraska

109.7

Big Ten

20

Nevada

113.8

Mtn West

346

New Hampshire

84.8

Amer East

181

New Mexico

99.0

Mtn West

56

New Mexico St.

108.1

WAC

251

New Orleans

94.9

Sthland

313

Niagara

90.7

Metro Atl

319

Nicholls St.

90.4

Sthland

176

NJIT

99.1

Atl Sun

243

Norfolk St.

95.3

MEAC

289

North Alabama

92.8

Atl Sun

4

North Carolina

121.2

ACC

305

North Carolina A&T

91.8

MEAC

295

North Carolina Central

92.4

MEAC

29

North Carolina St.

111.8

ACC

272

North Dakota

93.8

Summit

213

North Dakota St.

97.1

Summit

180

North Florida

99.0

Atl Sun

154

North Texas

100.8

CUSA

92

Northeastern

105.2

Colonial

310

Northern Arizona

91.1

Big Sky

172

Northern Colorado

99.5

Big Sky

147

Northern Illinois

101.1

Mid-Amer

177

Northern Iowa

99.1

Mo Valley

106

Northern Kentucky

104.3

Horizon

77

Northwestern

106.0

Big Ten

338

Northwestern St.

87.3

Sthland

91

Notre Dame

105.2

ACC

190

Oakland

98.6

Horizon

186

Ohio

98.6

Mid-Amer

38

Ohio St.

110.5

Big Ten

35

Oklahoma

110.9

Big 12

108

Oklahoma St.

104.2

Big 12

105

Old Dominion

104.3

CUSA

158

Omaha

100.3

Summit

285

Oral Roberts

93.0

Summit

58

Oregon

107.8

Pac-12

84

Oregon St.

105.4

Pac-12

210

Pacific

97.2

West Coast

126

Penn

102.8

Ivy

41

Penn St.

110.3

Big Ten

167

Pepperdine

99.9

West Coast

98

Pittsburgh

104.8

ACC

326

Portland

89.7

West Coast

299

Portland St.

92.3

Big Sky

245

Prairie View A&M

95.2

SWAC

193

Presbyterian

98.3

Big South

159

Princeton

100.2

Ivy

83

Providence

105.5

Big East

10

Purdue

117.6

Big Ten

206

Purdue Fort Wayne

97.5

Summit

225

Quinnipiac

96.5

Metro Atl

117

Radford

103.4

Big South

152

Rhode Island

100.9

Atl 10

240

Rice

95.5

CUSA

196

Richmond

98.0

Atl 10

218

Rider

97.0

Metro Atl

260

Robert Morris

94.3

Northeast

68

Rutgers

106.6

Big Ten

276

Sacramento St.

93.5

Big Sky

232

Sacred Heart

95.9

Northeast

188

Saint Joseph’s

98.6

Atl 10

134

Saint Louis

102.6

Atl 10

43

Saint Mary’s

110.3

West Coast

311

Saint Peter’s

91.1

Metro Atl

160

Sam Houston St.

100.1

Sthland

150

Samford

101.0

SoCon

109

San Diego

104.0

West Coast

130

San Diego St.

102.7

Mtn West

59

San Francisco

107.6

West Coast

341

San Jose St.

86.3

Mtn West

175

Santa Clara

99.3

West Coast

343

Savannah St.

85.5

MEAC

184

Seattle

98.8

WAC

62

Seton Hall

107.5

Big East

242

Siena

95.3

Metro Atl

335

SIU Edwardsville

88.3

OH Valley

137

SMU

102.6

AAC

219

South Alabama

96.9

Sun Belt

88

South Carolina

105.4

SEC

337

South Carolina St.

87.5

MEAC

216

South Dakota

97.0

Summit

81

South Dakota St.

105.6

Summit

107

South Florida

104.2

AAC

308

Southeast Missouri St.

91.3

OH Valley

238

Southeastern Louisiana

95.5

Sthland

339

Southern

87.2

SWAC

145

Southern Illinois

101.2

Mo Valley

123

Southern Miss

103.0

CUSA

287

Southern Utah

92.9

Big Sky

131

St. Bonaventure

102.7

Atl 10

274

St. Francis (Bklyn)

93.7

Northeast

247

St. Francis (PA)

95.1

Northeast

65

St. John’s

107.3

Big East

104

Stanford

104.5

Pac-12

307

Stephen F. Austin

91.6

Sthland

332

Stetson

89.1

Atl Sun

163

Stony Brook

100.0

Amer East

31

Syracuse

111.3

ACC

46

TCU

109.8

Big 12

75

Temple

106.2

AAC

6

Tennessee

118.7

SEC

300

Tennessee St.

92.1

OH Valley

328

Tennessee Tech

89.4

OH Valley

25

Texas

112.8

Big 12

78

Texas A&M

105.8

SEC

270

Texas A&M CC

93.9

Sthland

198

Texas Southern

98.0

SWAC

116

Texas St.

103.4

Sun Belt

9

Texas Tech

117.7

Big 12

246

The Citadel

95.1

SoCon

54

Toledo

108.5

Mid-Amer

278

Towson

93.4

Colonial

265

Troy

94.2

Sun Belt

303

Tulane

91.9

AAC

124

Tulsa

102.9

AAC

161

UAB

100.1

CUSA

234

UC Davis

95.8

Big West

93

UC Irvine

105.1

Big West

318

UC Riverside

90.4

Big West

166

UC Santa Barbara

99.9

Big West

95

UCLA

105.1

Pac-12

252

UMass Lowell

94.9

Amer East

342

UNC Asheville

85.7

Big South

85

UNC Greensboro

105.4

SoCon

271

UNC Wilmington

93.9

Colonial

164

UNLV

99.9

Mtn West

86

USC

105.4

Pac-12

336

USC Upstate

87.5

Big South

157

UT Arlington

100.6

Sun Belt

301

UT Martin

92.1

OH Valley

170

UT Rio Grande Valley

99.5

WAC

115

Utah

103.4

Pac-12

34

Utah St.

110.9

Mtn West

99

Utah Valley

104.8

WAC

286

UTEP

93.0

CUSA

140

UTSA

102.0

CUSA

227

Valparaiso

96.2

Mo Valley

138

Vanderbilt

102.5

SEC

90

Vermont

105.2

Amer East

27

Villanova

112.0

Big East

3

Virginia

121.3

ACC

40

Virginia Commonwealth

110.4

Atl 10

11

Virginia Tech

115.7

ACC

298

VMI

92.3

SoCon

294

Wagner

92.4

Northeast

189

Wake Forest

98.6

ACC

44

Washington

110.1

Pac-12

204

Washington St.

97.6

Pac-12

205

Weber St.

97.6

Big Sky

114

West Virginia

103.4

Big 12

269

Western Carolina

94.0

SoCon

304

Western Illinois

91.8

Summit

122

Western Kentucky

103.1

CUSA

254

Western Michigan

94.8

Mid-Amer

103

Wichita St.

104.6

AAC

211

William & Mary

97.2

Colonial

168

Winthrop

99.7

Big South

14

Wisconsin

114.7

Big Ten

24

Wofford

113.1

SoCon

127

Wright St.

102.7

Horizon

323

Wyoming

90.0

Mtn West

76

Xavier

106.2

Big East

80

Yale

105.6

Ivy

262

Youngstown St.

94.3

Horizon

 

PiRate Ratings (Conference)

#

America East

PiRate

90

Vermont

105.2

163

Stony Brook

100.0

179

Hartford

99.0

226

Maryland Baltimore Co.

96.3

252

UMass Lowell

94.9

283

Albany

93.0

330

Binghamton

89.3

334

Maine

88.4

346

New Hampshire

84.8

#

American Athletic

PiRate

19

Houston

114.2

37

Cincinnati

110.8

39

Central Florida

110.5

64

Memphis

107.4

75

Temple

106.2

97

Connecticut

104.9

103

Wichita St.

104.6

107

South Florida

104.2

124

Tulsa

102.9

137

SMU

102.6

268

East Carolina

94.0

303

Tulane

91.9

#

Atlantic 10

PiRate

40

Virginia Commonwealth

110.4

66

Dayton

107.0

79

Davidson

105.7

131

St. Bonaventure

102.7

134

Saint Louis

102.6

143

George Mason

101.4

152

Rhode Island

100.9

165

Duquesne

99.9

188

Saint Joseph’s

98.6

196

Richmond

98.0

217

La Salle

97.0

229

Massachusetts

96.2

249

Fordham

95.0

281

George Washington

93.1

#

Atlantic Coast

PiRate

1

Duke

124.7

3

Virginia

121.3

4

North Carolina

121.2

11

Virginia Tech

115.7

17

Florida St.

114.4

23

Louisville

113.4

29

North Carolina St.

111.8

30

Clemson

111.6

31

Syracuse

111.3

73

Miami (Fla)

106.3

91

Notre Dame

105.2

98

Pittsburgh

104.8

101

Boston College

104.7

111

Georgia Tech

103.6

189

Wake Forest

98.6

#

Atlantic Sun

PiRate

45

Lipscomb

110.1

69

Liberty

106.5

176

NJIT

99.1

180

North Florida

99.0

215

Florida Gulf Coast

97.1

258

Jacksonville

94.5

289

North Alabama

92.8

332

Stetson

89.1

340

Kennesaw St.

86.5

#

Big 12

PiRate

9

Texas Tech

117.7

13

Kansas

115.1

15

Iowa St.

114.7

25

Texas

112.8

28

Kansas St.

111.9

35

Oklahoma

110.9

36

Baylor

110.8

46

TCU

109.8

108

Oklahoma St.

104.2

114

West Virginia

103.4

#

Big East

PiRate

26

Marquette

112.8

27

Villanova

112.0

50

Creighton

109.3

62

Seton Hall

107.5

63

Butler

107.5

65

St. John’s

107.3

71

Georgetown

106.4

76

Xavier

106.2

83

Providence

105.5

110

DePaul

103.7

#

Big Sky

PiRate

136

Montana

102.6

172

Northern Colorado

99.5

205

Weber St.

97.6

241

Montana St.

95.4

275

Eastern Washington

93.6

276

Sacramento St.

93.5

287

Southern Utah

92.9

299

Portland St.

92.3

310

Northern Arizona

91.1

314

Idaho St.

90.7

348

Idaho

84.2

#

Big South

PiRate

117

Radford

103.4

168

Winthrop

99.7

169

Charleston Southern

99.5

178

Campbell

99.1

187

Hampton

98.6

193

Presbyterian

98.3

194

Gardner Webb

98.2

223

High Point

96.7

282

Longwood

93.0

336

USC Upstate

87.5

342

UNC Asheville

85.7

#

Big Ten

PiRate

5

Michigan St.

120.5

7

Michigan

118.4

10

Purdue

117.6

14

Wisconsin

114.7

22

Maryland

113.4

33

Iowa

111.1

38

Ohio St.

110.5

41

Penn St.

110.3

47

Nebraska

109.7

48

Minnesota

109.6

51

Indiana

109.2

60

Illinois

107.6

68

Rutgers

106.6

77

Northwestern

106.0

#

Big West

PiRate

93

UC Irvine

105.1

166

UC Santa Barbara

99.9

185

Cal St. Fullerton

98.7

214

Hawaii

97.1

231

Long Beach St.

96.0

234

UC Davis

95.8

263

Cal St. Northridge

94.2

318

UC Riverside

90.4

331

Cal Poly

89.2

#

Colonial Athletic

PiRate

82

Hofstra

105.6

92

Northeastern

105.2

118

Charleston

103.3

211

William & Mary

97.2

248

Drexel

95.1

261

Delaware

94.3

271

UNC Wilmington

93.9

277

James Madison

93.5

278

Towson

93.4

302

Elon

91.9

#

Conference USA

PiRate

105

Old Dominion

104.3

122

Western Kentucky

103.1

123

Southern Miss

103.0

140

UTSA

102.0

142

Louisiana Tech

101.7

154

North Texas

100.8

155

Florida Atlantic

100.8

161

UAB

100.1

182

Marshall

98.9

201

Florida Int’l.

97.8

240

Rice

95.5

253

Middle Tennessee

94.8

286

UTEP

93.0

290

Charlotte

92.6

#

Horizon

PiRate

106

Northern Kentucky

104.3

127

Wright St.

102.7

190

Oakland

98.6

192

IUPUI

98.3

203

Illinois Chicago

97.8

209

Green Bay

97.4

239

Detroit

95.5

262

Youngstown St.

94.3

284

Cleveland St.

93.0

293

Milwaukee

92.5

#

Ivy

PiRate

80

Yale

105.6

112

Harvard

103.6

126

Penn

102.8

144

Brown

101.3

159

Princeton

100.2

207

Dartmouth

97.5

220

Columbia

96.9

236

Cornell

95.7

#

Metro Atlantic

PiRate

218

Rider

97.0

222

Iona

96.8

225

Quinnipiac

96.5

242

Siena

95.3

266

Marist

94.2

273

Canisius

93.8

291

Fairfield

92.5

297

Monmouth

92.4

311

Saint Peter’s

91.1

313

Niagara

90.7

317

Manhattan

90.5

#

Mid-American

PiRate

12

Buffalo

115.1

54

Toledo

108.5

100

Bowling Green

104.7

119

Central Michigan

103.2

120

Akron

103.2

121

Ball St.

103.1

135

Miami (O)

102.6

141

Kent St.

101.7

147

Northern Illinois

101.1

153

Eastern Michigan

100.9

186

Ohio

98.6

254

Western Michigan

94.8

#

Mideastern Athletic

PiRate

243

Norfolk St.

95.3

295

North Carolina Central

92.4

296

Bethune Cookman

92.4

305

North Carolina A&T

91.8

312

Howard

90.8

321

Florida A&M

90.3

333

Morgan St.

89.0

337

South Carolina St.

87.5

343

Savannah St.

85.5

349

Coppin St.

84.1

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.0

353

Delaware St.

79.1

#

Missouri Valley

PiRate

128

Drake

102.7

133

Loyola (Chi)

102.6

145

Southern Illinois

101.2

173

Missouri St.

99.4

174

Bradley

99.4

177

Northern Iowa

99.1

197

Indiana St.

98.0

199

Illinois St.

97.9

224

Evansville

96.5

227

Valparaiso

96.2

#

Mountain West

PiRate

20

Nevada

113.8

34

Utah St.

110.9

70

Fresno St.

106.5

130

San Diego St.

102.7

146

Boise St.

101.2

164

UNLV

99.9

171

Colorado St.

99.5

181

New Mexico

99.0

233

Air Force

95.9

323

Wyoming

90.0

341

San Jose St.

86.3

#

Northeast

PiRate

228

Fairleigh Dickinson

96.2

232

Sacred Heart

95.9

247

St. Francis (PA)

95.1

260

Robert Morris

94.3

267

Long Island

94.1

274

St. Francis (Bklyn)

93.7

294

Wagner

92.4

322

Mount St. Mary’s

90.0

324

Central Connecticut

89.9

329

Bryant

89.4

#

Ohio Valley

PiRate

49

Belmont

109.3

52

Murray St.

108.6

113

Jacksonville St.

103.5

132

Austin Peay

102.7

250

Morehead St.

95.0

255

Eastern Kentucky

94.7

300

Tennessee St.

92.1

301

UT Martin

92.1

306

Eastern Illinois

91.8

308

Southeast Missouri St.

91.3

328

Tennessee Tech

89.4

335

SIU Edwardsville

88.3

#

Pac-12

PiRate

44

Washington

110.1

58

Oregon

107.8

61

Arizona St.

107.5

74

Colorado

106.3

84

Oregon St.

105.4

86

USC

105.4

89

Arizona

105.3

95

UCLA

105.1

104

Stanford

104.5

115

Utah

103.4

204

Washington St.

97.6

257

California

94.5

#

Patriot

PiRate

129

Colgate

102.7

148

Bucknell

101.1

162

Lehigh

100.1

191

American

98.5

230

Boston University

96.1

237

Holy Cross

95.6

244

Army

95.3

264

Loyola (MD)

94.2

288

Navy

92.8

292

Lafayette

92.5

#

Southeastern

PiRate

6

Tennessee

118.7

8

Kentucky

117.9

16

Auburn

114.7

18

LSU

114.3

21

Mississippi St.

113.6

32

Florida

111.1

42

Mississippi

110.3

55

Alabama

108.3

57

Arkansas

107.8

78

Texas A&M

105.8

88

South Carolina

105.4

94

Missouri

105.1

102

Georgia

104.6

138

Vanderbilt

102.5

#

Southern

PiRate

24

Wofford

113.1

53

Furman

108.6

67

East Tennessee St.

106.9

85

UNC Greensboro

105.4

150

Samford

101.0

195

Mercer

98.2

246

The Citadel

95.1

259

Chattanooga

94.4

269

Western Carolina

94.0

298

VMI

92.3

#

Southland

PiRate

156

Abilene Christian

100.7

160

Sam Houston St.

100.1

221

Lamar

96.8

238

Southeastern Louisiana

95.5

251

New Orleans

94.9

270

Texas A&M CC

93.9

279

Houston Baptist

93.3

307

Stephen F. Austin

91.6

316

Central Arkansas

90.5

319

Nicholls St.

90.4

325

McNeese St.

89.8

338

Northwestern St.

87.3

344

Incarnate Word

85.4

#

Southwestern Athletic

PiRate

198

Texas Southern

98.0

245

Prairie View A&M

95.2

280

Grambling St.

93.2

315

Alabama St.

90.6

320

Arkansas Pine Bluff

90.3

327

Jackson St.

89.7

339

Southern

87.2

345

Alabama A&M

85.3

347

Alcorn St.

84.6

350

Mississippi Valley St.

83.8

#

Summit

PiRate

81

South Dakota St.

105.6

158

Omaha

100.3

206

Purdue Fort Wayne

97.5

213

North Dakota St.

97.1

216

South Dakota

97.0

272

North Dakota

93.8

285

Oral Roberts

93.0

304

Western Illinois

91.8

309

Denver

91.2

#

Sun Belt

PiRate

96

Georgia Southern

105.1

116

Texas St.

103.4

125

Georgia St.

102.8

149

Coastal Carolina

101.1

151

Louisiana Monroe

100.9

157

UT Arlington

100.6

183

Louisiana

98.9

202

Appalachian St.

97.8

212

Little Rock

97.2

219

South Alabama

96.9

256

Arkansas St.

94.7

265

Troy

94.2

#

West Coast

PiRate

2

Gonzaga

124.5

43

Saint Mary’s

110.3

59

San Francisco

107.6

72

BYU

106.4

109

San Diego

104.0

139

Loyola Marymount

102.4

167

Pepperdine

99.9

175

Santa Clara

99.3

210

Pacific

97.2

326

Portland

89.7

#

Western Athletic

PiRate

56

New Mexico St.

108.1

87

Grand Canyon

105.4

99

Utah Valley

104.8

170

UT Rio Grande Valley

99.5

184

Seattle

98.8

200

California Baptist

97.9

208

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.4

235

Missouri Kansas City

95.8

352

Chicago St.

80.7

#

League

PiRate Avg.

1

Big Ten

111.8

2

Atlantic Coast

111.2

3

Big 12

111.1

4

Southeastern

110.0

5

Big East

107.8

6

American Athletic

104.5

7

Pac-12

104.4

8

West Coast

104.1

9

Mid-American

103.1

10

Southern

100.9

11

Atlantic 10

100.6

12

Mountain West

100.5

13

Ivy

100.4

14

Sun Belt

99.5

15

Missouri Valley

99.3

16

Conference USA

99.2

17

Western Athletic

98.7

18

Horizon

97.4

19

Colonial Athletic

97.3

20

Atlantic Sun

97.2

21

Patriot

96.9

22

Ohio Valley

96.6

23

Summit

96.4

24

Big South

96.3

25

Big West

96.3

26

America East

94.6

27

Big Sky

93.9

28

Metro Atlantic

93.7

29

Northeast

93.1

30

Southland

93.1

31

Southwestern Athletic

89.8

32

Mideastern Athletic

88.3

 

Today’s Conference Tournament Schedule

 

Atlantic Sun Conference

All Games Played on the home floor of the higher-seeded team.

Quarterfinals–Monday, March 4

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Lipscomb (23-6)

8

Kennesaw St. (6-25)

2

Liberty (25-6)

7

Jacksonville (12-19)

3

North Florida (15-16)

6

North Alabama (10-21)

4

Florida Gulf Coast (14-17)

5

NJIT (20-11)

 

Coming Later Today: Updated Bracketology

 

 

 

 

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