The Pi-Rate Ratings

December 6, 2020

PiRate Ratings–College Football For December 10-12, 2020

Filed under: College Football — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 8:58 pm

This Week’s PiRate Rating Spreads

Thursday, December 10
HomeVisitorsPiRateMeanBias
Southern Miss.Fla. Atlantic-6.2-7.0-7.8
Georgia TechPittsburgh-7.7-9.1-8.7
Friday, December 11
HomeVisitorsPiRateMeanBias
ColoradoUtah-2.8-1.7-4.7
UTEPNorth Texas-6.7-4.5-6.5
MarshallCharlotte17.617.817.5
ArizonaArizona St.-6.5-7.4-7.4
San Jose St.Nevada0.10.9-0.4
Saturday, December 12
HomeVisitorsPiRateMeanBias
FloridaLSU13.914.113.7
TulsaCincinnati-13.7-14.6-15.3
Miami (Fla.)North Carolina1.02.91.0
West VirginiaOklahoma-14.4-14.314.4
IndianaPurdue15.215.517.0
NorthwesternIllinois8.08.79.7
IowaWisconsin-4.1-2.6-3.4
UCLAUSC-9.4-7.8-9.3
OregonWashington7.67.46.6
Oregon St.Stanford1.73.81.7
Washington St.California-0.7-1.80.2
Virginia TechVirginia-3.3-3.3-3.3
MarylandRutgers-4.1-3.1-3.9
NebraskaMinnesota1.80.71.8
Penn St.Michigan St.14.613.914.7
Mississippi St.Auburn-9.3-8.9-8.6
New MexicoFresno St.-11.4-11.2-11.8
MemphisHouston3.63.72.9
Florida St.Duke6.25.26.6
LouisvilleWake Forest3.92.92.4
MissouriGeorgia-11.8-10.9-11.4
Texas A&MOle Miss14.615.715.4
VanderbiltTennessee-15.2-15.1-15.8
ArkansasAlabama-32.8-33.3-35.0
Ohio St.Michigan28.028.029.3
Kent St.Ohio-2.2-3.4-3.6
Bowling GreenMiami (O)-26.3-24.1-29.3
Eastern Mich.Northern Ill.4.24.64.6
Ball St.Western Mich.5.73.75.1
RiceUAB-5.3-7.7-5.5
BuffaloAkron36.234.838.4
TroyCoastal Carolina-15.5-15.2-16.4
ToledoCentral Mich.2.33.52.1
KansasTexas-36.8-36.2-38.0
ArmyNavy1.13.92.8
Georgia SouthernAppalachian St.-9.2-7.9-9.0
WyomingBoise St.-9.3-8.1-8.6
BaylorOklahoma St.-2.6-1.8-1.9
TCULouisiana Tech25.122.524.9
Colorado St. (*****)Utah St.6.67.77.5
BYUSan Diego St.18.917.619.1
HawaiiUNLV16.715.916.8

***** Utah State’s players voted not to play this game due to statements made by the school President concerning the interim head coach.

FBS vs. FCS Game

(Oddly Arkansas St.’s last game of the year and Incarnate Word’s first and only game of the year)

Update: It was cancelled!


FBS
FCSPiRate
Arkansas St.Incarnate Word18.0

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

12/6/2020
#TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg.Conference
1Alabama138.5139.4140.8139.6SEC-W
2Ohio St.131.4130.5133.7131.9BTen-E
3Clemson129.2130.0131.4130.2ACC
4Notre Dame124.4124.2124.4124.3ACC
5Florida124.0123.6124.8124.1SEC-E
6Wisconsin123.0121.2124.1122.8BTen-W
7Texas A&M121.6121.6122.3121.8SEC-W
8Oklahoma121.6121.1121.8121.5B12
9Georgia121.5120.5122.1121.4SEC-E
10Iowa St.120.5119.8120.9120.4B12
11Cincinnati119.2118.7119.4119.1AAC
12Indiana117.1117.5119.6118.1BTen-E
13U S C118.6116.0117.7117.5P12-S
14Iowa116.9116.6118.7117.4BTen-W
15Texas117.0115.8116.9116.6B12
16N. Carolina115.3115.4115.8115.5ACC
17BYU115.0114.8115.4115.1Ind.
18Auburn115.4114.4115.3115.0SEC-W
19Oregon115.5113.9114.9114.8P12-N
20Miami (Fla.)113.8115.7114.3114.6ACC
21L S U112.7111.9113.6112.7SEC-W
22Northwestern110.9111.0113.4111.8BTen-W
23Penn St.111.8110.5112.4111.6BTen-E
24UCF110.4110.3110.7110.5AAC
25Oklahoma St.110.7109.4109.8110.0B12
26Kentucky109.1109.0110.1109.4SEC-E
27Washington109.4108.0109.8109.1P12-N
28Ole Miss109.0107.9109.0108.6SEC-W
29Coastal Car.107.8108.5108.8108.4SUN-E
30T C U108.6107.0108.7108.1B12
31Missouri107.7107.6108.7108.0SEC-E
32U C L A108.2107.3107.4107.6P12-S
33Utah107.0106.9107.7107.2P12-S
34Boise St.107.2107.2106.9107.1MWC-M
35Louisville107.1107.0106.5106.8ACC
36Virginia106.4106.9107.1106.8ACC
37Minnesota106.0106.5107.4106.6BTen-W
38Arizona St.106.7106.0106.3106.3P12-S
39Nebraska105.7105.2107.2106.1BTen-W
40Baylor106.1105.6105.9105.9B12
41Pittsburgh105.2106.1105.4105.6ACC
42Michigan105.4104.5106.3105.4BTen-E
43Louisiana105.7105.3105.3105.4SUN-W
44Wake Forest104.7105.5105.5105.3ACC
45California105.4105.1105.1105.2P12-N
46Tennessee105.4104.7105.3105.1SEC-E
47Buffalo104.3105.0105.1104.8MAC-E
48W. Virginia104.7104.4104.9104.7B12
49Miss. St.104.6104.0105.2104.6SEC-W
50Tulane104.3104.3103.9104.2AAC
51Oregon St.104.3104.4103.7104.1P12-N
52Illinois103.9103.3104.8104.0BTen-W
53Boston Coll.103.6103.9104.2103.9ACC
54Arkansas103.6104.2103.8103.9SEC-W
55Purdue103.4103.5104.1103.7BTen-W
56Washington St.103.7102.3104.2103.4P12-N
57Memphis104.4103.1102.6103.4AAC
58Appal. St.103.4102.9103.5103.3SUN-E
59Stanford104.1102.1103.5103.2P12-N
60Tulsa103.5102.1102.1102.5AAC
61Virginia Tech102.1102.6102.9102.5ACC
62Colorado102.2103.2101.0102.1P12-S
63Air Force101.7102.4101.7101.9MWC-M
64NC State101.4101.9101.8101.7ACC
65Houston102.3100.9101.2101.5AAC
66Liberty100.0102.9100.8101.2Ind.
67Kansas St.100.499.6100.7100.2B12
68Rutgers100.799.7100.2100.2BTen-E
69SMU100.199.699.299.7AAC
70S. Carolina100.598.899.799.7SEC-E
71Marshall99.699.999.299.5CUSA-E
72Michigan St.99.198.699.799.2BTen-E
73San Diego St.98.299.298.398.6MWC-W
74Texas Tech98.897.698.998.4B12
75Arizona99.197.597.998.2P12-S
76San Jose St.96.197.896.396.7MWC-W
77Nevada96.096.996.796.6MWC-W
78Wyoming96.097.196.496.5MWC-M
79Florida St.96.595.696.196.1ACC
80Ball St.95.795.595.995.7MAC-W
81Georgia Tech96.095.595.295.6ACC
82U A B95.395.894.795.3CUSA-W
83E. Carolina95.695.494.595.2AAC
84Fresno St.95.095.694.795.1MWC-W
85Maryland95.195.194.895.0BTen-E
86Ohio94.495.195.394.9MAC-E
87Army92.894.392.793.3Ind.
88Georgia Sou.92.793.593.093.1SUN-E
89Navy93.892.491.992.7AAC
90Toledo92.293.492.192.6MAC-W
91Hawaii92.793.092.092.5MWC-W
92Western Mich.91.593.392.392.4MAC-W
93Georgia St.91.892.192.392.1SUN-E
94Miami (O)92.491.592.192.0MAC-E
95Central Mich.91.991.992.091.9MAC-W
96Duke91.991.990.991.5ACC
97W. Kentucky91.291.790.891.2CUSA-E
98Kent St.91.290.790.790.9MAC-E
99Syracuse90.191.390.890.8ACC
100Troy90.391.390.490.7SUN-E
101Colorado St.89.590.389.589.8MWC-M
102Vanderbilt89.288.588.588.8SEC-E
103Fla. Atlantic87.788.888.488.3CUSA-E
104Arkansas St.87.688.287.087.6SUN-W
105Temple87.987.686.387.3AAC
106Rice88.186.187.287.1CUSA-W
107USF87.886.586.286.8AAC
108La. Tech85.586.585.886.0CUSA-W
109Florida Int’l.85.785.585.385.5CUSA-E
110U T S A85.285.685.485.4CUSA-W
111Eastern Mich.83.685.484.284.4MAC-W
112Utah St.84.484.183.584.0MWC-M
113New Mexico83.784.482.983.7MWC-M
114Charlotte83.583.683.283.4CUSA-E
115Middle Tenn.82.282.582.382.3CUSA-E
116S. Alabama81.882.781.782.1SUN-W
117N. Illinois80.982.281.181.4MAC-W
118Texas St.81.081.580.280.9SUN-W
119Southern Miss.80.580.879.680.3CUSA-W
120U N L V79.580.678.779.6MWC-W
121Kansas78.778.077.478.1B12
122North Texas75.575.775.175.5CUSA-W
123Akron70.172.268.770.3MAC-E
124U T E P67.870.267.768.6CUSA-W
125UL-Monroe68.067.966.567.5SUN-W
126Bowling Green65.166.461.864.4MAC-E
127Mass.61.767.559.963.0Ind.

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgAACOverall
Cincinnati119.2118.7119.4119.16-08-0
UCF110.4110.3110.7110.55-36-3
Tulane104.3104.3103.9104.23-56-5
Memphis104.4103.1102.6103.44-36-3
Tulsa103.5102.1102.1102.56-06-1
Houston102.3100.9101.2101.53-23-3
SMU100.199.699.299.74-37-3
E. Carolina95.695.494.595.23-43-6
Navy93.892.491.992.73-43-6
Temple87.987.686.387.31-61-6
USF87.886.586.286.80-71-8
AAC Avg.100.8100.199.8100.2

Atlantic Coast Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgACCOverall
Clemson129.2130.0131.4130.28-19-1
Notre Dame124.4124.2124.4124.39-010-0
N. Carolina115.3115.4115.8115.56-37-3
Miami (Fla.)113.8115.7114.3114.67-18-1
Virginia106.4106.9107.1106.84-45-4
Louisville107.1107.0106.5106.82-73-7
Pittsburgh105.2106.1105.4105.64-55-5
Wake Forest104.7105.5105.5105.33-34-3
Boston Coll.103.6103.9104.2103.95-56-5
Virginia Tech102.1102.6102.9102.54-54-6
NC State101.4101.9101.8101.77-38-3
Florida St.96.595.696.196.11-62-6
Georgia Tech96.095.595.295.63-53-6
Duke91.991.990.991.51-82-8
Syracuse90.191.390.890.81-91-10
ACC Avg.105.9106.2106.1106.1

Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgB12Overall
Oklahoma121.6121.1121.8121.56-27-2
Iowa St.120.5119.8120.9120.48-18-2
Texas117.0115.8116.9116.65-36-3
Oklahoma St.110.7109.4109.8110.05-36-3
T C U108.6107.0108.7108.15-45-4
Baylor106.1105.6105.9105.92-62-6
W. Virginia104.7104.4104.9104.74-45-4
Kansas St.100.499.6100.7100.24-54-6
Texas Tech98.897.698.998.43-64-6
Kansas78.778.077.478.10-80-9
Big 12 Avg.106.7105.8106.6106.4

Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverageBTenOverall
Ohio St.131.4130.5133.7131.95-05-0
Indiana117.1117.5119.6118.16-16-1
Penn St.111.8110.5112.4111.62-52-5
Michigan105.4104.5106.3105.42-42-4
Rutgers100.799.7100.2100.22-52-5
Michigan St.99.198.699.799.22-42-4
Maryland95.195.194.895.02-22-2

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverageBTenOverall
Wisconsin123.0121.2124.1122.82-22-2
Iowa116.9116.6118.7117.45-25-2
Northwestern110.9111.0113.4111.85-15-1
Minnesota106.0106.5107.4106.62-32-3
Nebraska105.7105.2107.2106.12-42-4
Illinois103.9103.3104.8104.02-42-4
Purdue103.4103.5104.1103.72-42-4
Big Ten Avg.109.3108.9110.5109.5

Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgCUSAOverall
Marshall99.699.999.299.54-17-1
W. Kentucky91.291.790.891.24-35-6
Fla. Atlantic87.788.888.488.34-15-2
Florida Int’l.85.785.585.385.50-30-5
Charlotte83.583.683.283.42-22-4
Middle Tenn.82.282.582.382.32-43-6

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgCUSAOverall
U A B95.395.894.795.32-14-3
Rice88.186.187.287.12-22-2
La. Tech85.586.585.886.04-25-3
U T S A85.285.685.485.45-27-4
Southern Miss.80.580.879.680.31-42-7
North Texas75.575.775.175.52-43-5
U T E P67.870.267.768.60-33-4
CUSA Avg.85.285.685.085.3

FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
BYU115.0114.8115.4115.1x9-1
Liberty100.0102.9100.8101.2x9-1
Army92.894.392.793.3x6-2
Mass.61.767.559.963.0x0-4
Ind. Avg.92.494.992.293.2

Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Buffalo104.3105.0105.1104.84-04-0
Ohio94.495.195.394.92-12-1
Miami (O)92.491.592.192.02-12-1
Kent St.91.290.790.790.93-13-1
Akron70.172.268.770.31-41-4
Bowling Green65.166.461.864.40-50-5

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Ball St.95.795.595.995.74-14-1
Toledo92.293.492.192.63-23-2
Western Mich.91.593.392.392.44-14-1
Central Mich.91.991.992.091.93-23-2
Eastern Mich.83.685.484.284.41-41-4
N. Illinois80.982.281.181.40-50-5
MAC Avg.87.888.587.688.0

Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Boise St.107.2107.2106.9107.14-04-1
Air Force101.7102.4101.7101.92-23-2
Wyoming96.097.196.496.52-32-3
Colorado St.89.590.389.589.81-31-3
Utah St.84.484.183.584.01-51-5
New Mexico83.784.482.983.71-51-5

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
San Diego St.98.299.298.398.64-24-3
San Jose St.96.197.896.396.75-05-0
Nevada96.096.996.796.66-16-1
Fresno St.95.095.694.795.13-23-2
Hawaii92.793.092.092.53-43-4
U N L V79.580.678.779.60-50-5
MWC Avg.93.394.193.193.5

Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Oregon115.5113.9114.9114.83-23-2
Washington109.4108.0109.8109.13-13-1
California105.4105.1105.1105.21-31-3
Oregon St.104.3104.4103.7104.12-32-3
Washington St.103.7102.3104.2103.41-21-2
Stanford104.1102.1103.5103.22-22-2

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
U S C118.6116.0117.7117.54-04-0
U C L A108.2107.3107.4107.63-23-2
Utah107.0106.9107.7107.21-21-2
Arizona St.106.7106.0106.3106.30-20-2
Colorado102.2103.2101.0102.13-04-0
Arizona99.197.597.998.20-40-4
P12 Avg.107.0106.0106.6106.6

Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSECOverall
Florida124.0123.6124.8124.18-18-1
Georgia121.5120.5122.1121.46-26-2
Kentucky109.1109.0110.1109.44-64-6
Missouri107.7107.6108.7108.05-35-3
Tennessee105.4104.7105.3105.12-62-6
S. Carolina100.598.899.799.72-82-8
Vanderbilt89.288.588.588.80-80-8

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSECOverall
Alabama138.5139.4140.8139.69-09-0
Texas A&M121.6121.6122.3121.87-17-1
Auburn115.4114.4115.3115.05-45-4
L S U112.7111.9113.6112.73-53-5
Ole Miss109.0107.9109.0108.64-44-4
Miss. St.104.6104.0105.2104.62-62-6
Arkansas103.6104.2103.8103.93-63-6
SEC Avg.111.6111.1112.1111.6

Sunbelt Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSBCOverall
Coastal Car.107.8108.5108.8108.47-010-0
Appal. St.103.4102.9103.5103.35-27-3
Georgia Sou.92.793.593.093.14-37-4
Georgia St.91.892.192.392.14-45-4
Troy90.391.390.490.73-55-5

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSBCOverall
Louisiana105.7105.3105.3105.47-19-1
Arkansas St.87.688.287.087.62-64-7
S. Alabama81.882.781.782.13-54-7
Texas St.81.081.580.280.92-62-10
UL-Monroe68.067.966.567.50-70-10
Sun Avg.91.091.490.991.1

Rating of Conferences

#LeagueAvg
1SEC111.6
2BTen109.5
3P12106.6
4B12106.4
5ACC106.1
6AAC100.2
7MWC93.5
8Ind.93.2
9Sun91.1
10MAC88.0
11CUSA85.3

December 4, 2020

PiRate Picks for December 4-7, 2020

Filed under: PiRate Picks_College & Pro — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 7:22 am

A Day Late — Hopefully Not A Dollar Short

We are publishing our most popular weekly feature at the PiRate Ratings a day later than normal. Four weeks of issuing some interesting parlays that we had a lot of faith in as winners only to see the games cancel the day that we published them forced us to take an extra 24 hours to try to eliminate the chances that we would see five parlays become void just after putting them out on this forum. Additionally, we tried to avoid games that involved teams that have forewarned that even as late as Friday afternoon, they could decide not to play. Also, there is the case of one team that is in danger of not having enough scholarship players remaining. Their choices would be to fold up operations for the year or play under the 53-man (or in this case 53-man and woman) limit.

Last week, we broke even, which is no fun. Our winning week was just a minute from being guaranteed, until the Baltimore Ravens scored at the end to make that game a push. It happens.

This week, we are stressing money line parlays paying off at better than even money odds. November was very kind to us in these plays, as we made a big fat profit on these better than +100 odds games. We are only going with one NFL selection, but in our statistical minds, it is our best parlay of the entire season–kiss of death!

Before looking at our selections for the week, please remember, that we have lost no money this year or any past year when issuing these selections, because we NEVER wager a penny on them. All of our picks are made with imaginary money at an imaginary book. We do know from your feedback that many of you actually use this site for wagering advice, but we don’t understand why. If you want to throw away hard-earned money because of something you read here, why not just donate that amount to a worthy charity. Our favorite charity with the five lasses that help me here on the PiRate ship is “Save A Fox” in Faribault, Minnesota: https://www.saveafox.org/.

Enjoy the selections, and the way to enjoy them is by keeping your money in your wallet.

College Money Line Parlays
1. 2-teams at +107.96
Must WinOpponentOdds
Miami (Fla.)Duke+107.96
MissouriArkansas

2. 3-teams at +145.28
Must WinOpponentOdds
Western Mich.Eastern Mich.
WashingtonStanford;+145.28
CincinnatiTulsa

3. 2-teams at +173.41
Must WinOpponentOdds
Texas A&MAuburn+173.41
Central Mich.Ball St.

4. 3-teams at +124.20 CANCELLED!
Must WinOpponentOdds
KentuckyS. Carolina
Buffalo (BU was en route to Ohio)Ohio+124.20
Iowa St.West Va.

5. 3-teams at +153.92
Must WinOpponentOdds
ToledoN. Illinois
San Diego St.Colorado St.+153.92
NC St.Georgia Tech

6. College 10-point Teaser at -110
SelectionOpponentSpread
TCUOklahoma St.+11
NebraskaPurdue+11
MemphisTulane+11.5

7. College 10-point Teaser at -110
SelectionOpponentSpread
Fla. AtlanticGa. Southern+12.5
San Jose St.Hawaii+11
OklahomaBaylor-11.5

8. College 10-point Teaser at -110
SelectionOpponentSpread
NevadaFresno St.+3.5
Oregon St.Utah+21.5
USCWashington St.-2.5

9. NFL 10-point Teaser at -110
SelectionOpponentSpread
MinnesotaJacksonvillePk
MiamiCincinnati-1.5
SeattleN.Y. Giants-0.5

November 30, 2020

PiRate Ratings–College Football For December 3-6, 2020

We originally planned to publish the weekly spreads and ratings Tuesday afternoon, but the scheduled Tuesday morning game between Charlotte and Western Kentucky was cancelled due to the 49ers having multiple Covid-19 positives.

This Week’s PiRate Rating Spreads

Thursday, December 3
HomeVisitorsPiRateMeanBias
North TexasLouisiana Tech-8.3-8.9-8.6
Utah St.Air Force-13.6-14.6-14.3
Friday, December 4
HomeVisitorsPiRateMeanBias
Appalachian St.Louisiana0.40.31.3
UNLVBoise St.-26.3-25.1-26.8
Saturday, December 5
HomeVisitorsPiRateMeanBias
Coastal Carolina (ADDED)BYU-8.1-7.2-7.7
IllinoisIowa-10.8-11.1-11.5
NevadaFresno St.1.31.51.9
WashingtonStanford10.110.911.7
Arizona St.UCLA1.92.53.0
RutgersPenn St.-9.0-8.5-9.7
Michigan St.Ohio St.-29.5-28.7-30.9
AuburnTexas A&M-2.9-3.8-3.6
Kansas St.Texas-8.1-7.7-7.7
MarshallRice19.521.820.0
TCUOklahoma St.-2.0-2.7-1.2
PurdueNebraska1.52.61.1
Texas TechKansas23.022.724.9
Northern IllinoisToledo-8.3-8.1-7.5
CharlotteFlorida Intl.0.91.31.2
Miami (O)Kent St.2.72.32.9
TulaneMemphis-1.10.20.1
MissouriArkansas6.55.87.9
South AlabamaTroy-2.2-2.1-2.1
AkronBowling Green0.51.32.5
Western Mich.Eastern Mich.14.114.314.7
Notre DameSyracuse38.236.637.9
Arkansas St.UL-Monroe18.218.819.1
TennesseeFlorida-16.0-16.2-16.7
WisconsinIndiana10.88.49.6
Iowa St.West Virginia12.912.312.7
NavyTulsa-7.3-7.1-7.3
VirginiaBoston College3.63.63.4
MichiganMaryland12.411.413.5
OhioBuffalo-8.4-8.4-8.3
GeorgiaVanderbilt34.333.935.6
San Jose St.Hawaii6.27.96.7
NC St.Georgia Tech6.77.77.7
Central Mich.Ball St.3.74.44.1
Georgia SouthernFlorida Atlantic4.94.44.1
CaliforniaOregon-10.4-9.2-10.7
ArizonaColorado1.6-1.22.0
San Diego St.Colorado St.10.410.710.7
Virginia TechClemson-23.2-23.3-24.4
KentuckySouth Carolina7.59.19.1
LSUAlabama-18.9-20.8-20.3
OklahomaBaylor18.218.319.2
DukeMiami (Fla.)-13.6-15.8-14.9
SMUHouston-1.1-0.3-1.0
New MexicoWyoming-15.9-16.7-17.8
UtahOregon St.4.54.26.0
Sunday, December 6
HomeVisitorsPiRateMeanBias
Middle TennesseeUAB-11.7-11.8-10.8
USCWashington St.13.512.011.3

Added Sunday Game
Charlotte


Western Kentucky

PiRate
-4.0

Mean
-4.2

Bias
-3.5



FBS vs. FCS Game
FBSFCSPiRate
North CarolinaWestern Carolina46.7

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

#TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg.Conference
1Alabama135.8136.8138.1136.9SEC-W
2Ohio St.131.0129.9133.2131.4BTen-E
3Clemson128.1128.8130.2129.1ACC
4Notre Dame125.2124.9125.4125.2ACC
5Wisconsin124.3122.4125.5124.1BTen-W
6Florida123.8123.4124.6123.9SEC-E
7Oklahoma121.9121.5122.4122.0B12
8Georgia121.5120.5122.1121.4SEC-E
9Texas A&M120.7120.7121.3120.9SEC-W
10Cincinnati119.2118.7119.4119.1AAC
11Iowa St.117.7116.9117.9117.5B12
12Iowa116.8116.5118.5117.3BTen-W
13Indiana115.5116.0117.9116.5BTen-E
14BYU116.2116.0116.7116.3Ind.
15Oregon116.7115.1116.3116.0P12-N
16U S C116.9114.1115.6115.6P12-S
17Auburn115.8114.8115.8115.5SEC-W
18N. Carolina115.0115.1115.5115.2ACC
19L S U114.9114.0115.8114.9SEC-W
20Texas114.0112.8113.9113.6B12
21Northwestern110.9111.0113.4111.8BTen-W
22Penn St.111.5110.1111.9111.2BTen-E
23Oklahoma St.111.8110.7111.0111.2B12
24Miami (Fla.)109.9111.9110.3110.7ACC
25Washington110.8109.5111.5110.6P12-N
26UCF110.4110.3110.7110.5AAC
27Ole Miss109.0107.9109.0108.6SEC-W
28Missouri107.9107.8109.2108.3SEC-E
29Kentucky107.9107.8108.8108.2SEC-E
30T C U107.8106.0107.8107.2B12
31Arizona St.107.4106.9107.4107.2P12-S
32Boise St.107.2107.2106.9107.1MWC-M
33Utah106.9106.7107.7107.1P12-S
34W. Virginia106.8106.6107.2106.9B12
35Louisville107.1107.0106.5106.8ACC
36U C L A107.5106.4106.3106.7P12-S
37Coastal Car.106.1106.8107.0106.6SUN-E
38Minnesota106.0106.5107.4106.6BTen-W
39Virginia105.8106.2106.3106.1ACC
40Tennessee105.9105.2105.8105.6SEC-E
41Pittsburgh105.2106.1105.4105.6ACC
42Michigan105.4104.5106.3105.4BTen-E
43Baylor105.8105.2105.3105.4B12
44Washington St.105.4104.2106.3105.3P12-N
45Wake Forest104.7105.5105.5105.3ACC
46Nebraska104.9104.2106.2105.1BTen-W
47Purdue104.5104.8105.4104.9BTen-W
48Louisiana105.2104.8104.6104.9SUN-W
49Buffalo104.3105.0105.1104.8MAC-E
50Memphis105.8104.5104.1104.8AAC
51Boston Coll.104.2104.6105.0104.6ACC
52Miss. St.104.6104.0105.2104.6SEC-W
53Oregon St.104.4104.6103.7104.2P12-N
54Illinois104.0103.4105.0104.1BTen-W
55California104.2103.9103.7103.9P12-N
56Kansas St.103.9103.1104.2103.7B12
57Arkansas103.4104.0103.3103.6SEC-W
58Appal. St.103.6103.1103.9103.5SUN-E
59Virginia Tech102.9103.5103.8103.4ACC
60Tulane103.2103.2102.7103.0AAC
61Marshall103.1103.4102.7103.0CUSA-E
62Tulsa103.3101.8101.7102.2AAC
63Stanford102.7100.6101.8101.7P12-N
64S. Carolina102.4100.7101.7101.6SEC-E
65NC State101.3101.8101.6101.6ACC
66Houston102.3100.9101.2101.5AAC
67Liberty100.0102.9100.8101.2Ind.
68Air Force100.6101.3100.5100.8MWC-M
69Rutgers101.0100.1100.7100.6BTen-E
70Colorado100.7101.899.3100.6P12-S
71SMU100.199.699.299.7AAC
72Michigan St.99.599.2100.299.7BTen-E
73Arizona100.398.699.399.4P12-S
74Texas Tech99.598.499.999.3B12
75San Diego St.98.199.198.298.5MWC-W
76Wyoming97.899.198.698.5MWC-M
77San Jose St.95.697.495.696.2MWC-W
78Florida St.96.595.696.196.1ACC
79Nevada95.496.295.995.9MWC-W
80Fresno St.95.696.395.595.8MWC-W
81Georgia Tech96.195.695.495.7ACC
82U A B95.395.894.795.3CUSA-W
83E. Carolina95.695.494.595.2AAC
84Western Mich.94.196.095.195.1MAC-W
85Maryland95.195.194.895.0BTen-E
86Ohio94.495.195.394.9MAC-E
87Central Mich.94.794.995.094.9MAC-W
88Duke94.894.793.994.4ACC
89Army92.894.392.793.3Ind.
90Navy94.092.792.393.0AAC
91Hawaii92.993.192.492.8MWC-W
92Ball St.92.492.092.492.3MAC-W
93Georgia Sou.91.992.692.092.2SUN-E
94Georgia St.91.892.192.392.1SUN-E
95Miami (O)92.491.592.192.0MAC-E
96Toledo91.592.691.191.7MAC-W
97Kent St.91.290.790.790.9MAC-E
98W. Kentucky90.190.589.590.0CUSA-E
99Colorado St.89.690.489.689.9MWC-M
100Syracuse89.090.389.589.6ACC
101Fla. Atlantic88.589.789.489.2CUSA-E
102Vanderbilt89.288.588.588.8SEC-E
103Troy87.988.887.888.2SUN-E
104Temple87.987.686.387.3AAC
105USF87.886.586.286.8AAC
106Arkansas St.86.386.885.686.2SUN-W
107La. Tech85.486.385.585.8CUSA-W
108Florida Int’l.85.785.585.385.5CUSA-E
109U T S A85.285.685.485.4CUSA-W
110Utah St.85.585.284.785.1MWC-M
111Charlotte84.684.884.584.6CUSA-E
112Rice85.683.684.784.6CUSA-W
113S. Alabama84.285.284.384.6SUN-W
114Middle Tenn.82.282.582.382.3CUSA-E
115N. Illinois81.683.082.182.3MAC-W
116Eastern Mich.81.583.281.982.2MAC-W
117New Mexico81.982.480.781.7MWC-M
118Texas St.81.081.580.280.9SUN-W
119Southern Miss.80.580.879.680.3CUSA-W
120U N L V79.580.678.779.6MWC-W
121Kansas78.577.776.977.7B12
122North Texas75.675.975.475.7CUSA-W
123UL-Monroe70.070.068.669.5SUN-W
124U T E P67.870.267.768.6CUSA-W
125Akron67.769.866.367.9MAC-E
126Bowling Green68.269.564.967.5MAC-E
127Mass.61.767.559.963.0Ind.

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgAACOverall
Cincinnati119.2118.7119.4119.16-08-0
UCF110.4110.3110.7110.55-36-3
Memphis105.8104.5104.1104.84-26-2
Tulane103.2103.2102.7103.02-55-5
Tulsa103.3101.8101.7102.25-05-1
Houston102.3100.9101.2101.53-23-3
SMU100.199.699.299.74-37-3
E. Carolina95.695.494.595.23-43-6
Navy94.092.792.393.03-33-5
Temple87.987.686.387.31-61-6
USF87.886.586.286.80-71-8
AAC Avg.100.9100.199.8100.3

Atlantic Coast Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgACCOverall
Clemson128.1128.8130.2129.17-18-1
Notre Dame125.2124.9125.4125.28-09-0
N. Carolina115.0115.1115.5115.26-36-3
Miami (Fla.)109.9111.9110.3110.76-17-1
Louisville107.1107.0106.5106.82-73-7
Virginia105.8106.2106.3106.13-44-4
Pittsburgh105.2106.1105.4105.64-55-5
Wake Forest104.7105.5105.5105.33-34-3
Boston Coll.104.2104.6105.0104.65-46-4
Virginia Tech102.9103.5103.8103.44-44-5
NC State101.3101.8101.6101.66-37-3
Florida St.96.595.696.196.11-62-6
Georgia Tech96.195.695.495.73-43-5
Duke94.894.793.994.41-72-7
Syracuse89.090.389.589.61-81-9
ACC Avg.105.7106.1106.0106.0

Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgB12Overall
Oklahoma121.9121.5122.4122.05-26-2
Iowa St.117.7116.9117.9117.57-17-2
Texas114.0112.8113.9113.64-35-3
Oklahoma St.111.8110.7111.0111.25-26-2
T C U107.8106.0107.8107.24-44-4
W. Virginia106.8106.6107.2106.94-35-3
Baylor105.8105.2105.3105.42-52-5
Kansas St.103.9103.1104.2103.74-44-5
Texas Tech99.598.499.999.32-63-6
Kansas78.577.776.977.70-70-8
Big 12 Avg.106.8105.9106.7106.4

Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverageBTenOverall
Ohio St.131.0129.9133.2131.44-04-0
Indiana115.5116.0117.9116.55-15-1
Penn St.111.5110.1111.9111.21-51-5
Michigan105.4104.5106.3105.42-42-4
Rutgers101.0100.1100.7100.62-42-4
Michigan St.99.599.2100.299.72-32-3
Maryland95.195.194.895.02-22-2

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverageBTenOverall
Wisconsin124.3122.4125.5124.12-12-1
Iowa116.8116.5118.5117.34-24-2
Northwestern110.9111.0113.4111.85-15-1
Minnesota106.0106.5107.4106.62-32-3
Nebraska104.9104.2106.2105.11-41-4
Purdue104.5104.8105.4104.92-32-3
Illinois104.0103.4105.0104.12-32-3
Big Ten Avg.109.3108.9110.5109.5

Conference USA

East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgCUSAOverall
Marshall103.1103.4102.7103.04-07-0
W. Kentucky90.190.589.590.03-34-6
Fla. Atlantic88.589.789.489.24-15-1
Florida Int’l.85.785.585.385.50-30-5
Charlotte84.684.884.584.62-12-3
Middle Tenn.82.282.582.382.32-43-6

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgCUSAOverall
U A B95.395.894.795.32-14-3
La. Tech85.486.385.585.83-24-3
U T S A85.285.685.485.45-27-4
Rice85.683.684.784.61-21-2
Southern Miss.80.580.879.680.31-42-7
North Texas75.675.975.475.72-33-4
U T E P67.870.267.768.60-33-4
CUSA Avg.85.485.785.185.4

FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
BYU116.2116.0116.7116.3x9-0
Liberty100.0102.9100.8101.2x9-1
Army92.894.392.793.3x6-2
Mass.61.767.559.963.0x0-4
Ind. Avg.92.795.292.593.5

Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Buffalo104.3105.0105.1104.84-04-0
Ohio94.495.195.394.92-12-1
Miami (O)92.491.592.192.02-12-1
Kent St.91.290.790.790.93-13-1
Akron67.769.866.367.90-40-4
Bowling Green68.269.564.967.50-40-4

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Western Mich.94.196.095.195.14-04-0
Central Mich.94.794.995.094.93-13-1
Ball St.92.492.092.492.33-13-1
Toledo91.592.691.191.72-22-2
N. Illinois81.683.082.182.30-40-4
Eastern Mich.81.583.281.982.20-40-4
MAC Avg.87.888.687.788.0

Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Boise St.107.2107.2106.9107.14-04-1
Air Force100.6101.3100.5100.81-22-2
Wyoming97.899.198.698.52-22-2
Colorado St.89.690.489.689.91-21-2
Utah St.85.585.284.785.11-41-4
New Mexico81.982.480.781.70-50-5

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
San Diego St.98.199.198.298.53-23-3
San Jose St.95.697.495.696.24-04-0
Nevada95.496.295.995.95-15-1
Fresno St.95.696.395.595.83-13-1
Hawaii92.993.192.492.83-33-3
U N L V79.580.678.779.60-50-5
MWC Avg.93.394.093.193.5

Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Oregon116.7115.1116.3116.03-13-1
Washington110.8109.5111.5110.63-03-0
Washington St.105.4104.2106.3105.31-11-1
Oregon St.104.4104.6103.7104.22-22-2
California104.2103.9103.7103.90-30-3
Stanford102.7100.6101.8101.71-21-2

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
U S C116.9114.1115.6115.63-03-0
Arizona St.107.4106.9107.4107.20-10-1
Utah106.9106.7107.7107.10-20-2
U C L A107.5106.4106.3106.72-22-2
Colorado100.7101.899.3100.62-03-0
Arizona100.398.699.399.40-30-3
P12 Avg.107.0106.0106.6106.5

Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSECOverall
Florida123.8123.4124.6123.97-17-1
Georgia121.5120.5122.1121.46-26-2
Missouri107.9107.8109.2108.34-34-3
Kentucky107.9107.8108.8108.23-63-6
Tennessee105.9105.2105.8105.62-52-5
S. Carolina102.4100.7101.7101.62-72-7
Vanderbilt89.288.588.588.80-80-8

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSECOverall
Alabama135.8136.8138.1136.98-08-0
Texas A&M120.7120.7121.3120.96-16-1
Auburn115.8114.8115.8115.55-35-3
L S U114.9114.0115.8114.93-43-4
Ole Miss109.0107.9109.0108.64-44-4
Miss. St.104.6104.0105.2104.62-62-6
Arkansas103.4104.0103.3103.63-53-5
SEC Avg.111.6111.1112.1111.6

Sunbelt Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSBCOverall
Coastal Car.106.1106.8107.0106.67-09-0
Appal. St.103.6103.1103.9103.55-17-2
Georgia Sou.91.992.692.092.24-36-4
Georgia St.91.892.192.392.14-45-4
Troy87.988.887.888.22-34-5

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSBCOverall
Louisiana105.2104.8104.6104.96-18-1
Arkansas St.86.386.885.686.21-63-7
S. Alabama84.285.284.384.63-44-6
Texas St.81.081.580.280.92-62-10
UL-Monroe70.070.068.669.50-60-9
Sun Avg.90.891.290.690.9

Conference Ratings

#LeagueAvg
1SEC111.6
2BTen109.5
3P12106.5
4B12106.4
5ACC106.0
6AAC100.3
7MWC93.5
8Ind.93.5
9Sun90.9
10MAC88.0
11CUSA85.4

November 24, 2020

This Week’s College Football TV Schedule

Like this is going to be accurate in 24 hours when the games begin to be cancelled or postponed!

Update–We were correct. UAB-Southern Miss. has been cancelled & more are coming in as this is typed.

Thursday, November 26
Time (ET)NetworkHomeVisitorComment
2:00 PMCBSSNAir ForceColorado St.Better than watching the Lions game
7:00 PMFS1Utah St.New MexicoBattle of winless teams–watch NFL game

Friday, November 27
Time (ET)NetworkHomeVisitorComment
12:00 PMABCTexasIowa St.Must watch–B12 Championship Game implications
12:30 PMCBSSNUABSouthern Miss.Best in the CUSA West vs. Worst
1:00 PMFOXIowaNebraskaScott Frost may be frozen out of Lincoln
3:30 PMABCNorth CarolinaNotre DameKeep that TV on ABC–UNC can score points
3:30 PMESPNSouth FloridaCentral FloridaNot the balanced rivalry it once was
4:00 PMFOXCaliforniaStanfordHave to wonder if David Shaw is on a hot seat at Stanford
4:00 PMFS1UNLVWyomingProbably the best 4 PM game but not much
4:00 PMCBSSNEastern Mich.Central Mich.Not much reason to watch
7:30 PMESPNOregon St.OregonNot the Civil War any more, but Beavers may ambush OU

Saturday, November 28
Time (ET)NetworkHomeVisitorComment
12:00 PMABCMichiganPenn St.Disappointment Bowl
12:00 PMFOXOklahoma St.Texas TechCowboys have to win out to make B12 title game
12:00 PMESPNFloridaKentuckyAlabama beat UK by 60. Can UF win by 50?
12:00 PMESPN2IndianaMarylandWill Hoosiers rebound or act like all was lost last week
12:00 PMFS1IllinoisOhio St.Cocky Illini may keep this close for 10 minutes
12:00 PMESPNUHoustonTulsaWe’re old enough to remember 1968–100 to 6
12:00 PMCBSSNBuffaloKent St.Best Noon Game of the Day!
12:00 PMACCNSyracuseNC St.Dino Babers is probably getting pink-slipped at SU
12:00 PMSECNMissouriVanderbiltRescheduled Game–Mizzou looking for big revenge
2:00 PMBTNWisconsinMinnesotaPaul Bunyan’s Axe should return to Madison
3:30 PMABCUSCColoradoPac-12 South Flag on the line–both teams undefeated
3:30 PMCBSAlabamaAuburnCan Tigers make Iron Bowl interesting? We doubt it.
3:30 PMESPNClemsonPittsburghWe think this could be the interesting 3:30 game.
3:30 PMESPN2Michigan St.NorthwesternWouldn’t be shocked if this game goes Under 30.
4:00 PMFOXBoise St.San Jose St.Brent Brennan national audition for P5 promotion
4:00 PMFS1PurdueRutgersTwo heartbroken teams from last week
4:00 PMESPNUTempleCincinnatiCinti has to win by 40+ or no chance at playoffs
4:00 PMACCNBoston CollegeLouisvilleWinner most likely going bowling if they aren’t cancelled
4:00 PMSECNOle MissMississippi St.Interesting Egg Bowl, please no raising of legs this year
7:00 PMESPNTexas A&MLSUAggies need to pour it on to impress Committee
7:00 PMESPN2BaylorKansas St.Another disappointment matchup
7:00 PMCBSSNNavyMemphisInteresting offensive shootout but not important
7:00 PMFSNGeorgia TechDukeDuke more concerned about basketball now
7:30 PMABCWest VirginiaOklahomaWVU normally has big home advantage in November
7:30 PMSECNSouth CarolinaGeorgiaFormer UGA QB coaching against Alma Mater
8:00 PMFOXUCLAArizonaKevin Sumlin can start reading want ads
8:00 PMFS1KansasTCUMore entertaining only versus a test pattern
8:00 PMESPNUAppalachian St.TroyNot what this game was in recent years
8:00 PMACCNFlorida St.VirginiaCavs positioning for bowl

November 15, 2020

PiRate Ratings–College Football For November 17-21, 2020

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The Best Week of College Football This Year — If the games are played

This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Week 12November 24-28
HomeVisitorsPiRateMeanBias
Kent St.Akron24.421.724.9
Bowling GreenBuffalo-29.3-28.6-34.2
Ball St.Northern Illinois13.611.413.6
Eastern MichiganToledo-6.5-5.9-5.7
Central MichiganWestern Michigan5.32.94.9
TulsaTulane3.21.52.1
WyomingUtah St.14.216.016.0
LouisvilleSyracuse18.116.316.6
MinnesotaPurdue1.51.51.8
Air ForceNew Mexico19.018.819.3
OregonUCLA18.017.719.8
MarylandMichigan St.-0.30.0-1.3
Ohio St.Indiana19.818.119.7
Florida St.Clemson-28.1-29.7-30.5
VanderbiltFlorida-31.1-31.4-33.0
Coastal CarolinaAppalachian St.3.04.53.5
SMUHouston1.42.31.7
NebraskaIllinois10.910.911.7
ArkansasLSU-10.4-9.1-12.6
DukeWake Forest-5.3-6.1-6.8
TempleEast Carolina1.41.51.4
MarshallCharlotte19.719.819.5
ArmyGeorgia Southern1.92.61.6
Western KentuckyFlorida Intl.2.73.42.4
North TexasRice-11.0-8.5-10.5
Southern Miss.UTSA0.80.8-0.6
Texas St.Arkansas St.-4.4-4.7-5.4
Florida AtlanticMassachusetts28.923.832.0
UCFCincinnati-3.7-3.1-3.1
NorthwesternWisconsin-18.2-15.8-16.6
KansasTexas-33.0-32.3-34.4
Penn St.Iowa0.90.0-0.4
Oregon St.California-1.1-1.0-2.1
TroyMiddle Tennessee12.914.013.4
NevadaSan Diego St.-4.7-5.0-4.7
AlabamaKentucky22.523.823.9
Iowa St.Kansas St.5.15.15.0
PittsburghVirginia Tech-3.5-3.0-4.9
Louisiana TechUL-Monroe15.015.816.4
South AlabamaGeorgia St.-3.9-3.0-3.9
Colorado St.UNLV10.39.910.9
AuburnTennessee12.511.812.6
Fresno St.San Jose St.1.50.31.4
GeorgiaMississippi St.20.420.120.7
OklahomaOklahoma St.4.95.35.6
NC St.Liberty3.71.63.0
RutgersMichigan-5.9-6.3-8.2
South CarolinaMissouri2.61.00.8
Miami (Fla.)Georgia Tech17.920.619.2
WashingtonArizona9.910.411.5
USFNavy-6.3-6.4-6.5
UtahUSC-4.4-2.2-2.5
StanfordWashington St.-1.2-2.3-3.1
HawaiiBoise St.-10.9-11.0-11.9

FBS vs. FCS
FBSFCSPiRate
MemphisS. F. Austin23.8
LouisianaCentral Arkansas18.4
BYUNorth Alabama44.9
VirginiaAbilene Christian34.1

Cancelled This Weekas of 11/15 7PM ET
UABvs. UTEP
Ohio Uvs. Miami (O)
Arizona St.vs. Colorado

Additional Cancelled Games as of Wednesday, 11/18:

Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss

Marshall vs. Charlotte

Wyoming vs. Utah St.

Miami (Fla.) vs. Georgia Tech

Duke vs. Wake Forest

Louisiana Tech vs. UL-Monroe

Kansas vs. Texas

Louisiana vs. Central Arkanas

Colorado St. vs. UNLV

South Florida vs. Navy

Maryland vs. Michigan St.

Fresno St. vs. San Jose St.

Stanford vs. Washington St.

Florida St. vs. Clemson

Note: Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech are going to attempt to play while wearing protective masks. Hopefully, players will get adequate oxygen. Will grabbing the PPE Mask be a penalty?

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

#TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg.Conference
1Ohio St.132.0130.9134.4132.4BTen-E
2Alabama130.8131.9133.1131.9SEC-W
3Wisconsin128.2126.1129.4127.9BTen-W
4Clemson126.5127.1128.5127.4ACC
5Florida123.9123.6125.0124.2SEC-E
6Notre Dame123.1122.6123.0122.9ACC
7Georgia121.4120.4122.1121.3SEC-E
8Texas A&M119.9119.9120.2120.0SEC-W
9Oregon120.1118.6120.2119.6P12-N
10Oklahoma119.4118.9119.7119.4B12
11Cincinnati119.1118.6119.3119.0AAC
12Auburn116.6115.3116.6116.2SEC-W
13L S U115.7114.8117.3115.9SEC-W
14Indiana114.7115.3117.2115.7BTen-E
15Iowa115.1114.8116.9115.6BTen-W
16BYU115.4115.2115.9115.5Ind.
17N. Carolina114.9115.2115.7115.3ACC
18Oklahoma St.115.5114.6115.1115.1B12
19U S C115.6113.0114.4114.4P12-S
20Texas114.4113.2114.3114.0B12
21Penn St.113.6112.3113.9113.3BTen-E
22UCF112.9113.0113.6113.2AAC
23Iowa St.111.3110.5111.5111.1B12
24Kentucky110.8110.7111.7111.1SEC-E
25Miami (Fla.)109.6111.6110.0110.4ACC
26Washington109.9108.6110.6109.7P12-N
27Northwestern108.4108.8111.2109.5BTen-W
28Nebraska108.6107.9110.0108.9BTen-W
29Utah108.7108.3109.4108.8P12-S
30Ole Miss109.1108.0109.1108.7SEC-W
31Kansas St.108.2107.4108.5108.0B12
32Virginia Tech107.2107.8108.5107.8ACC
33Arizona St.107.8107.3107.8107.6P12-S
34Boise St.107.5107.6107.4107.5MWC-M
35Michigan106.8106.0108.2107.0BTen-E
36Minnesota106.2106.7107.6106.8BTen-W
37W. Virginia106.7106.5107.1106.8B12
38Purdue106.2106.7107.4106.8BTen-W
39Louisville106.8106.6106.0106.4ACC
40Virginia105.8106.2106.3106.1ACC
41Tennessee106.1105.6106.0105.9SEC-E
42Washington St.105.8104.6106.7105.7P12-N
43T C U106.3104.3106.2105.6B12
44Baylor105.5104.9105.0105.1B12
45Wake Forest104.4105.2105.2105.0ACC
46Memphis105.8104.6104.3104.9AAC
47Missouri104.4104.3105.6104.8SEC-E
48S. Carolina105.5103.8104.9104.7SEC-E
49California104.6104.6104.5104.6P12-N
50Coastal Car.103.5104.2104.2104.0SUN-E
51U C L A104.6103.4102.9103.6P12-S
52Boston Coll.103.1103.4103.8103.4ACC
53Miss. St.103.5102.8103.9103.4SEC-W
54Arkansas103.2103.8102.7103.2SEC-W
55Marshall102.8103.1102.4102.7CUSA-E
56Tulsa103.7102.1102.1102.6AAC
57Louisiana103.0102.5102.2102.6SUN-W
58Pittsburgh102.2103.2102.1102.5ACC
59Tulane102.5102.6102.0102.4AAC
60SMU102.5102.1101.8102.2AAC
61Stanford103.1100.8102.1102.0P12-N
62NC State101.6102.0102.1101.9ACC
63Houston102.7101.3101.6101.9AAC
64Appal. St.102.0101.2102.2101.8SUN-E
65Buffalo100.8101.5101.9101.4MAC-E
66Oregon St.101.5101.6100.3101.1P12-N
67Arizona101.9100.2101.1101.1P12-S
68Liberty99.4101.9100.6100.6Ind.
69San Diego St.99.9101.1100.6100.5MWC-W
70Air Force100.1100.799.8100.2MWC-M
71Colorado100.3101.398.5100.0P12-S
72Illinois99.799.0100.499.7BTen-W
73Rutgers99.498.298.598.7BTen-E
74Texas Tech98.797.598.998.4B12
75Duke98.198.297.497.9ACC
76Michigan St.97.296.897.697.2BTen-E
77Wyoming96.497.697.197.0MWC-M
78San Jose St.96.097.896.096.6MWC-W
79Florida St.96.996.096.596.5ACC
80Central Mich.96.296.196.896.4MAC-W
81Fresno St.96.096.795.996.2MWC-W
82U A B95.796.295.195.7CUSA-W
83Maryland94.994.894.394.7BTen-E
84Nevada93.794.694.494.3MWC-W
85Western Mich.92.494.693.593.5MAC-W
86Ohio92.993.593.993.4MAC-E
87Georgia Tech93.793.092.893.2ACC
88Navy94.092.692.192.9AAC
89Army92.393.892.292.8Ind.
90Georgia Sou.92.493.292.792.8SUN-E
91Troy92.093.392.492.6SUN-E
92Hawaii92.792.691.692.3MWC-W
93Kent St.92.692.292.092.3MAC-E
94Ball St.92.391.592.392.1MAC-W
95Miami (O)91.890.691.491.2MAC-E
96Toledo90.792.090.391.0MAC-W
97Syracuse90.291.790.890.9ACC
98Vanderbilt91.390.690.490.8SEC-E
99E. Carolina91.190.789.690.5AAC
100Temple90.990.789.590.4AAC
101Colorado St.90.090.890.090.3MWC-M
102Georgia St.89.789.889.889.8SUN-E
103Fla. Atlantic88.990.189.889.6CUSA-E
104W. Kentucky88.789.188.288.7CUSA-E
105Arkansas St.87.988.687.788.1SUN-W
106Rice88.686.587.987.7CUSA-W
107Florida Int’l.87.587.387.387.4CUSA-E
108La. Tech85.886.785.986.2CUSA-W
109Charlotte85.085.284.985.1CUSA-E
110USF86.284.784.285.0AAC
111S. Alabama84.385.384.484.7SUN-W
112Utah St.84.684.183.684.1MWC-M
113New Mexico83.784.582.983.7MWC-M
114Eastern Mich.82.784.683.283.5MAC-W
115U T S A81.782.081.981.9CUSA-W
116Texas St.81.982.480.981.7SUN-W
117U N L V81.382.580.681.4MWC-W
118Southern Miss.81.081.379.980.7CUSA-W
119N. Illinois80.281.680.280.7MAC-W
120Middle Tenn.80.780.880.580.7CUSA-E
121Kansas79.979.378.479.2B12
122North Texas76.577.076.376.6CUSA-W
123UL-Monroe72.372.471.171.9SUN-W
124Akron69.772.068.670.1MAC-E
125Bowling Green70.071.466.269.2MAC-E
126U T E P68.270.668.169.0CUSA-W
127Mass.62.068.359.863.4Ind.

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgAACOverall
Cincinnati119.1118.6119.3119.05-07-0
UCF112.9113.0113.6113.24-25-2
Memphis105.8104.6104.3104.93-24-2
Tulsa103.7102.1102.1102.64-04-1
Tulane102.5102.6102.0102.42-45-4
SMU102.5102.1101.8102.24-27-2
Houston102.7101.3101.6101.93-23-3
Navy94.092.692.192.93-23-4
E. Carolina91.190.789.690.51-41-6
Temple90.990.789.590.41-51-5
USF86.284.784.285.00-61-7
AAC Avg.101.0100.3100.0100.4

Atlantic Coast Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgACCOverall
Clemson126.5127.1128.5127.46-17-1
Notre Dame123.1122.6123.0122.97-08-0
N. Carolina114.9115.2115.7115.36-26-2
Miami (Fla.)109.6111.6110.0110.46-17-1
Virginia Tech107.2107.8108.5107.84-34-4
Louisville106.8106.6106.0106.41-62-6
Virginia105.8106.2106.3106.13-43-4
Wake Forest104.4105.2105.2105.03-34-3
Boston Coll.103.1103.4103.8103.44-45-4
Pittsburgh102.2103.2102.1102.53-44-4
NC State101.6102.0102.1101.95-35-3
Duke98.198.297.497.91-62-6
Florida St.96.996.096.596.51-62-6
Georgia Tech93.793.092.893.22-42-5
Syracuse90.291.790.890.91-61-7
ACC Avg.105.6106.0105.9105.8

Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgB12Overall
Oklahoma119.4118.9119.7119.44-25-2
Oklahoma St.115.5114.6115.1115.14-15-1
Texas114.4113.2114.3114.04-25-2
Iowa St.111.3110.5111.5111.15-15-2
Kansas St.108.2107.4108.5108.04-24-3
W. Virginia106.7106.5107.1106.84-35-3
T C U106.3104.3106.2105.63-43-4
Baylor105.5104.9105.0105.11-51-5
Texas Tech98.797.598.998.42-53-5
Kansas79.979.378.479.20-60-7
Big 12 Avg.106.6105.7106.5106.3

Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverageBTenOverall
Ohio St.132.0130.9134.4132.43-03-0
Indiana114.7115.3117.2115.74-04-0
Penn St.113.6112.3113.9113.30-40-4
Michigan106.8106.0108.2107.01-31-3
Rutgers99.498.298.598.71-31-3
Michigan St.97.296.897.697.21-31-3
Maryland94.994.894.394.72-12-1

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverageBTenOverall
Wisconsin128.2126.1129.4127.92-02-0
Iowa115.1114.8116.9115.62-22-2
Northwestern108.4108.8111.2109.54-04-0
Nebraska108.6107.9110.0108.91-21-2
Minnesota106.2106.7107.6106.81-31-3
Purdue106.2106.7107.4106.82-12-1
Illinois99.799.0100.499.71-31-3
Big Ten Avg.109.4108.9110.5109.6

Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgCUSAOverall
Marshall102.8103.1102.4102.74-07-0
Fla. Atlantic88.990.189.889.64-14-1
W. Kentucky88.789.188.288.72-33-6
Florida Int’l.87.587.387.387.40-20-4
Charlotte85.085.284.985.12-12-3
Middle Tenn.80.780.880.580.72-42-6

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgCUSAOverall
U A B95.796.295.195.72-14-3
Rice88.686.587.987.71-11-1
La. Tech85.886.785.986.23-24-3
U T S A81.782.081.981.93-25-4
Southern Miss.81.081.379.980.71-32-6
North Texas76.577.076.376.61-22-3
U T E P68.270.668.169.00-33-4
CUSA Avg.85.585.885.285.5

FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
BYU115.4115.2115.9115.5x8-0
Liberty99.4101.9100.6100.6x8-0
Army92.393.892.292.8x5-2
Mass.62.068.359.863.4x0-2
Ind. Avg.92.394.892.193.1

Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Buffalo100.8101.5101.9101.42-02-0
Ohio92.993.593.993.41-11-1
Kent St.92.692.292.092.32-02-0
Miami (O)91.890.691.491.21-11-1
Akron69.772.068.670.10-20-2
Bowling Green70.071.466.269.20-20-2

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Central Mich.96.296.196.896.42-02-0
Western Mich.92.494.693.593.52-02-0
Ball St.92.391.592.392.11-11-1
Toledo90.792.090.391.01-11-1
Eastern Mich.82.784.683.283.50-20-2
N. Illinois80.281.680.280.70-20-2
MAC Avg.87.788.587.587.9

Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Boise St.107.5107.6107.4107.53-03-1
Air Force100.1100.799.8100.20-21-2
Wyoming96.497.697.197.01-21-2
Colorado St.90.090.890.090.31-21-2
Utah St.84.684.183.684.10-40-4
New Mexico83.784.582.983.70-30-3

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
San Diego St.99.9101.1100.6100.53-13-1
San Jose St.96.097.896.096.64-04-0
Fresno St.96.096.795.996.23-13-1
Nevada93.794.694.494.34-04-0
Hawaii92.792.691.692.32-22-2
U N L V81.382.580.681.40-40-4
MWC Avg.93.594.293.393.7

Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
Oregon120.1118.6120.2119.62-02-0
Washington109.9108.6110.6109.71-01-0
Washington St.105.8104.6106.7105.71-11-1
California104.6104.6104.5104.60-10-1
Stanford103.1100.8102.1102.00-20-2
Oregon St.101.5101.6100.3101.10-20-2

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgConf.Overall
U S C115.6113.0114.4114.42-02-0
Utah108.7108.3109.4108.80-00-0
Arizona St.107.8107.3107.8107.60-10-1
U C L A104.6103.4102.9103.61-11-1
Arizona101.9100.2101.1101.10-10-1
Colorado100.3101.398.5100.02-02-0
P12 Avg.107.0106.0106.5106.5

Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSECOverall
Florida123.9123.6125.0124.25-15-1
Georgia121.4120.4122.1121.34-24-2
Kentucky110.8110.7111.7111.13-43-4
Tennessee106.1105.6106.0105.92-42-4
Missouri104.4104.3105.6104.82-32-3
S. Carolina105.5103.8104.9104.72-52-5
Vanderbilt91.390.690.490.80-60-6

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSECOverall
Alabama130.8131.9133.1131.96-06-0
Texas A&M119.9119.9120.2120.05-15-1
Auburn116.6115.3116.6116.24-24-2
L S U115.7114.8117.3115.92-32-3
Ole Miss109.1108.0109.1108.73-43-4
Miss. St.103.5102.8103.9103.42-42-4
Arkansas103.2103.8102.7103.23-43-4
SEC Avg.111.6111.1112.0111.6

Sunbelt Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSBCOverall
Coastal Car.103.5104.2104.2104.05-07-0
Appal. St.102.0101.2102.2101.84-06-1
Georgia Sou.92.493.292.792.84-26-2
Troy92.093.392.492.62-24-3
Georgia St.89.789.889.889.82-43-4

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvgSBCOverall
Louisiana103.0102.5102.2102.65-17-1
Arkansas St.87.988.687.788.11-43-5
S. Alabama84.385.384.484.72-33-5
Texas St.81.982.480.981.71-51-9
UL-Monroe72.372.471.171.90-50-8
Sun Avg.90.991.390.891.0

Conference Ratings

#LeagueAvg
1SEC111.6
2BTen109.6
3P12106.5
4B12106.3
5ACC105.8
6AAC100.4
7MWC93.7
8Ind.93.1
9Sun91.0
10MAC87.9
11CUSA85.5

The Games You Want To See This Week

So, it looks like many of you will be home for Thanksgiving this year, which means your turkey dinner will be served on your dining room table, and maybe that means that this weekend you will be cleaning your dining room table off from what it is normally used for, since nobody eats in their dining room any more. Maybe some of you do, but so many of us are lucky to eat with our spouses, children, grandchildren, parents, or friends, and when we do, it is more likely to be in the breakfast room or den than in the formal dining room.

So, while you are spending all day cleaning up, you just might want to have a television/computer/smart phone or two or five broadcasting games to take your mind off all the hard, boring Fall cleaning that you usually put off until March or April.

If college football can make it through a week without seeing another 15 games postponed or cancelled, you should get your fill of great games Saturday.

Take a look at what is on tap for this week.

12:00 PM Eastern Time Slot

ESPN2: Coastal Carolina vs. Appalachian St.: The Sun Belt East Division Title is up for grabs, and this should be worth watching. CCU is still undefeated, and a win over the Mountaineers could move up to as high as #12 in the nation, as they rank #15 tonight. Losses by BYU, Cincinnati, and Marshall could open the door for the Chanticleers to get the NY6 Bowl if they run the table.

FOX: Ohio State vs. Indiana: This sounds like a great basketball game in late February maybe looking for a top two or three seed in the Big Dance. But, now this is the big game of the year in the Big Ten East. The winner is almost a lock to make it to the Big Ten Championship Game, and the winner will also be in the top four in the nation and in line for a potential playoff bid. We have written at length in the past about the Cardiac Kids of 1967 at Indiana, and how that was one of our Captain’s favorite teams back then. This IU team just broke the mold of Cardiac Kids 2 with the thumping of Michigan St. Maybe, they will break the mold of what happened to them against Minnesota 53 years ago.

3:30 PM Eastern Time Slot

CBS: Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss: The Aggies lost to Alabama and beat Florida. They are still in contention for a Playoff spot. Ole Miss can score 40 points and gain 500 yards on just about anybody. It will be a fun shootout. CANCELLED

ABC: Northwestern vs. Wisconsin: Wow! How could the Big Ten planned any better than to follow up Ohio State and Indiana with this game? This will most likely decide the Big Ten West Title. Wisconsin has looked scary good in its two games, good enough to possibly be the second best team in college football to this point. Northwestern is 4-0 and has a couple of impressive wins, so don’t count out the Wildcats in this backyard brawl.

4:00 PM Eastern Time Slot

Iowa State vs. Kansas St.: Did you realize that the Cyclones are currently in first place in the Big 12? And, Kansas State is one game behind tied for third with Oklahoma and Texas? If Iowa State wins this game, they could almost wrap up one of the two Big 12 Championship Game spots, especially if Bedlam goes the way it usually goes.

7:00 PM Eastern Time Slot

CBSSN: Fresno State vs. San Jose State: Brent Brennan deserves a lot of credit for taking San Jose State and making them potentially the class of the Mountain West Conference amid all the chaos going on at CEFCU Stadium, where half of the stadium has been removed and left as a large hill while a multi-year remodel is ongoing. If he wins in Fresno this week, the Spartans will only have Nevada left in their path to the MWC West Title, and then they might get some respect from the pollsters.

7:30 PM Eastern Time Slot

ABC: Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma St.: Bedlam becomes a Big 12 Championship Game eliminator. Oklahoma seems to have righted the ship after losing to Kansas State and Iowa State, while Oklahoma State just lost to Texas. The loser basically has no path to second place in the league, while the winner will still have to win additional games to secure a top two spot.

10:30 PM Eastern Time Slot

ESPN: Utah vs. USC: USC has survived two miraculous comebacks when the Trojans trailed in the final minute of both games plays so far. As for Utah, they just want to play. The Utes are like the young comic on the old Johnny Carson Tonight Show, when after Bob Hope and Dean Martin carried on to the point where the comic had to be bumped and asked to come back another night, Utah has showed up at the Green Room twice only to not make it on the show. The Utes are the final team committed to playing this year to play their first game. Still, this game should go a long way in deciding the Pac-12 South title. For what it’s worth, 2-0 Colorado has already seen their game cancelled this week.

November 10, 2020

This Week’s College Football TV Schedule

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Expect Mr. Covid To Alter This Week’s Schedule In A Possible Big Way

Tuesday, November, 10th
Time (ET)NetworkHomeVisitorComment
7:00 PMCBSSNOhio UAkronShould be a large OU win
7:30 PMESPN2Bowling GreenKent St.Should be even bigger Kent St. win
8:00 PMESPNBuffaloMiami (O)Best MACtion of the evening
Wednesday, November, 11th
Time (ET)NetworkHomeVisitorComment
7:00 PMCBSSNBall St.Eastern MichiganWinner has chance at winning season but not much
8:00 PMESPNUNorthern IllinoisCentral MichiganShould be worth watching
8:00 PMESPNWestern MichiganToledoBest MACtion of the night
Thursday, November 12th
Time (ET)NetworkHomeVisitorComment
8:00 PMFS1Boise St.Colorado St.Steve Addazio has CSU believing they can win
Friday, November 13th
Time (ET)NetworkHomeVisitorComment
7:00 PMCBSSNFlorida Intl.Florida AtlanticRivalry game could be interesting
7:00 PMFS1MinnesotaIowaIowa has lots of dissension–players leaving
7:30 PMESPN2CincinnatiEast CarolinaBearcats need big win for playoff chances
Saturday, November 14th
Time (ET)NetworkHomeVisitorComment
12:00 PMABCMichigan St.IndianaThe return of the IU Cardiac Kids! Another close win???
12:00 PMFOXWest VirginiaTCUWVU much better at home than on road
12:00 PMESPNMissouriGeorgiaJust might be very close game
12:00 PMESPN2Virginia TechMiami (Fla.)Hurricanes still in ACC Championship race
12:00 PMESPNUTroyCoastal CarolinaCCU is in the crosshairs in trap game
12:00 PMFS1NebraskaPenn St.Could this be the Hot Seat Bowl?
12:00 PMCBSSNMarshallMiddle Tenn.Coming up on the 50th anniversary of tragic accident
12:00 PMBTNRutgersIllinoisRUNJ a favorite in Big Ten game
12:00 PMSECNKentuckyVanderbiltIf you liked college football in 1958, watch this one
12:00 PMACCNNorth CarolinaWake ForestBest ACC game of the weekend
3:30 PMABCBoston CollegeNotre DameDeja vu 1993???
3:30 PMESPNTennesseeTexas A&MIn danger of being postponed from Covid
3:30 PMESPN2StanfordColoradoKarl Dorrell’s new look Buffs can score
3:30 PMFOXArizonaUSCTrojans try to wrap up Grand Canyon State title
3:30 PMBTNMarylandOhio St.Might be interesting for a half
3:30 PMESPNUNavyMemphisExpect 80 points or more
3:30 PMCBSSNWestern Ky.Southern Miss.Only if you have a child playing in this game
3:30 PMACCNVirginiaLouisvilleSecond attempt to play this basketball rivalry on turf
4:00 PMFS1Texas TechBaylorAlso-ran Lone Star State battle
6:00 PMCBSLSUAlabamaVery doubtful this game gets played–LSU has 1 QB
7:00 PMFOXWashington St.OregonCougars actually have a running game too
7:00 PMESPNFloridaArkansasAnother potential Covid casualty
7:00 PMESPN2TulsaSMUCould become the best game of the weekend
7:00 PMFSNGeorgia TechPittsburghMust win game for Pitt to have winning season
7:30 PMABCMichiganWisconsinUM struggling on the field/UW struggling with Covid
7:30 PMESPNUCentral FloridaTempleProbable blowout
7:30 PMSECNOle MissSouth CarolinaRebels looking good in this one
7:30 PMBTNPurdueNorthwesternIronically, this is now an important BiG West game
7:30 PMACCNNC St.Florida St.Wolf Pack needs this one to be a bowl team
10:30 PMFOXUCLAUtahChip Kelly has reached end of usefulness in Westwood
10:30 PMESPN2Arizona St.CaliforniaCan Sun Devils bounce back after having hearts broken
11:00 PMFS1WashingtonOregon St.Don’t count Beavers out as Pac-12 North contender

October 28, 2020

PiRate Picks for October 29-November 2, 2020

Cue-Steve Sabol

This is our annual tradition to publish the fantastic poem written by NFL Films genius Steve Sabol

The Autumn Wind

The Autumn Wind is a pirate
Blustering in from sea,
With a rollicking song, he sweeps along,
Swaggering boisterously.
His face is weather beaten.
He wears a hooded sash,
With a silver hat about his head,
And a bristling black mustache.

He growls as he storms the country,
A villain big and bold.
And the trees all shake and quiver and quake,
As he robs them of their gold.

The Autumn Wind is a raider,
Pillaging just for fun.
He’ll knock you ’round and upside down,
And laugh when he’s conquered and won.

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Last week, the Autumn wind might have been a pirate, but it did the PiRates in. It laughed when it conquered and won against our picks. We suffered the second worst week in the history of this column.

For the year, we are now in the red by a small percentage, and quite truthfully, we feel a bit gun-shy this week. The NFL spreads were basically too close to our spreads, or there are too many personnel changes due to injuries and decisions to start new blood.

We are going with 11 selections this week, and 10 of them are college plays. It should be quite obvious by now that you should not even consider using the information here to place actual money on with a sports book. The PiRate Ratings make their selections for purely entertainment purposes only.

Date:10/29-11/2

College Straight Wagers
SelectionOpponentLine
1. Kansas StWest Va.+4
2. Michigan St.Michigan+24.5
3. Georgia St.Coastal Carolina+3
4. Ole MissVanderbilt-16
5. N. CarolinaVirginia+6.5

10-point Teasers (3-game parlays at -110)
SelectionOpponentLine
6. WyomingHawaii+11
GeorgiaKentucky-5
Wake ForestSyracuse-1

SelectionOpponentLine
7. TempleTulane+14
Central Fla.Houston+7.5
Notre DameGa. Tech-9.5

SelectionOpponentLine
8. Ole MissVanderbilt-6.5
Texas A&MArkansas-2
AlabamaMiss. St.-20.5

Money Line Parlays
Must WinOpponentOdds
9. CincinnatiMemphis+131.99
Okla. St.Texas

Must WinOpponentOdds
10. Boise St.Air Force+153.96
DukeCharlotte
San Jose St.New Mexico
San Diego St.Utah St.

NFL Straight Wager
SelectionOpponentLine
11. CarolinaAtlanta-2

October 15, 2020

PiRate Picks for October 15-19, 2020

That Virus Changes Everything–Injuries Not So Much!

We had a nice variety of games ready to feature here this week, but then that little tiny virus cancelled two of the games we were ready to play and greatly altered a third, making it unplayable. You can obviously determine the three college games we refer to in the above sentence.

A crucial injury in the NFL might have made you think we would avoid a certain team like the plague, yet we are not only making a selection involving said team, we are making a selection in that team’s favor.

You will also notice that we are playing opposite sides of the same college game this week, going with the underdog against a spread that our ratings indicate is too high, while picking the favorite to win in a money line parlay. It is not a mistake; this was a deliberate choice to hopefully hit an unorthodox middle.

Before you get all gung ho about these selections, remember that we do this only for mathematical (nerdy) fun. We never actually wager real money on these selections, and we highly advise you to refrain from using these selections as advice. This statement is repeated every week, but like people that still text while driving, a group of you will immediately place wagers on these selections to try to receive the same parlay odds.

Before revealing today’s selections, let’s do a little review of last week’s selections and how we are performing year to date with our imaginary bank roll that never runs out of fresh imaginary $100 bills.

Last week, we issued 12 selections and won half of them. It was a profitable week, because we were 3-0 on money line parlays with payouts of +295, +141, and +166.60. At $100 imaginary per wager, we invested $1,200 in nonexistent currency and received $1,470.01 for a proftiable return on investment of 22.5%.

For the year, we are now up 7.94% in the profit column. But, this by no means indicates that we are going to stay in the black for the remainder of the season.

Additionally, the way our selections won last week was 180° different from the way we won in prior weeks. It was straight wagering that was unusually accurate heading into last week’s selections, while the exotic wagers were in the toilet.

Last week, the straight wagers lost a little, while the exotics won big. So, we cannot guess which style of wagers will do better in any one week. Thus, if you choose to pick just one or two of our selections, you are really taking a double gamble with your investment.

Just as this edition was about to publish, word has come out on the Twitterverse that the Atlanta Falcons have just reported a rash of new positives, and their facilities have been closed. We have a selection involving the Falcons, so by the time you see this, the Vegas lines may have changed.

And, we offer our condolences to the family of former NFL player Fred Dean, who passed away as a result of the virus. Let’s hope the biggest loser is the virus, as it is beaten like Georgia Tech over Cumberland.

Here are our selections for this week. Stay well!

Date:10/15-10/19
College Wagers
SelectionOpponentLine
1. HoustonBYU+5.5
2. KentuckyTennessee+6
3. Florida Intl.CharlotteCancelled


4. Money Line +143.55
Must WinOpponentOdds
SMUTulane
TennesseeKentucky+143.55
Notre DameLouisville


5. Money Line +152.83
Must WinOpponentOdds
Texas A&MMiss. St.
Middle Tenn.North Texas+152.83
N. CarolinaFlorida St.


NFL Wagers
SelectionOpponentLine
6. DenverNew England+10
7. DallasArizona+2


8. 10-point Teaser Parlay
TeamTeamOdds
N.Y. GiantsWashingtonO32.5
PhiladelphiaBaltimoreO37.5
MiamiN.Y. JetsO37


9. Money Line Parlay +142.97
Must WinOpponentOdds
MinnesotaAtlanta
PittsburghCleveland+142.97


10. Money Line Parlay +110.23
Must WinOpponentOdds
BaltimorePhiladelphia
IndianapolisCincinnati+110.23
MiamiN.Y. Jets

October 14, 2020

Saturday’s College Football TV Schedule

This weekly addition to the PiRate Ratings is supposed to be the easiest edition we put out, but not this year. The TV schedule has already changed twice today after changing on Monday when Baylor postponed their game with Oklahoma St. With the cancellation of Vanderbilt and Missouri, one switch was made. Then, when it became official that Florida and LSU were moving to December 12, another change was made.

So, this is the TV schedule as of Wednesday evening, Eastern Time. We suggest you look at this feature again later in the week if other games are postponed. If the schedule changes, we will do our best to update it all the way until Saturday morning.

Time ETNetworkHomeVisitorsEntertainment Value
12:00 PMABCGeorgia TechClemsonTech turnovers could make this super blowout
12:00 PMESPNSouth CarolinaAuburnShould be rather close game–loser’s coach on hot seat
12:00 PMESPN2E. CarolinaNavyReplaces Tulsa-Cinti.
12:00 PMFOXWest VirginiaKansasProbably a dud game
12:00 PMSECNTennesseeKentuckyVols own Cats in this series, but an even matchup
12:00 PMFSNSyracuseLibertyFlames could win this one and maybe by a lot
12:00 PMESPNUSouth AlabamaTexas St.Only if you are a fan of one of the teams
12:00 PMACCNMiami (Fla.)PittsburghBoth teams coming off emotional losses
1:30 PMCBSSNUTSAArmyGame should be over quickly–maybe 120 plays
2:30 PMNBCNotre DameLouisvilleIrish need to win big to let Clemson know they are there
3:30 PMABCMemphisCentral FloridaCould it be a 90 to 100-point total?
3:30 PMSECNArkansasOle MissBefore Hogs were in SEC, this was a rivalry game
3:30 PMFSNNC St.DukeA backyard brawl that should make Pack 4-1
4:00 PMESPNMississippi St.Texas A&MAll’s not well in Starkville all of a sudden
4:00 PMACCNWake ForestVirginiaExpect a close game but maybe not entertaining
4:00 PMESPN2Georgia SouthernU MassThe Minutemen play their first game of the year
6:00 PMCBSSNLouisiana TechMarshallWinner of this game most likely wins CUSA regular season
7:30 PMABCFlorida St.North CarolinaUNC needs to top half a hundred again to be a contender
7:30 PMESPN2UTEPSouthern Miss.CANCELLED
8:00 PMCBSAlabamaGeorgiaMaybe the Regular Season Game of the Year!
8:00 PMESPNUCharlotteFlorida Int’l.CANCELLED
8:00 PMACCNVirginia TechBoston CollegeNice game but not Bama & Dogs

Coming tomorrow: our for entertainment purposes only handicapping selections that have accidentally made a decent imaginary profit this year. We must be due for a big losing week, but maybe we can back into some additional winners. We heard from a few of you that went against our warning and actually wagered on some longshot parlays that happened to win last week. Please do not think for one second that we can be this lucky again. Don’t wager real money on our fun picks!

September 27, 2020

PiRate Ratings–College Football For October 2-3, 2020

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This Week’s PiRate Rating Spreads

HomeVisitorsPiRateMeanBias
BYULa. Tech25.223.023.8
FloridaS. Carolina13.314.914.8
TexasTCU11.011.911.0
TennesseeMissouri12.512.211.9
PittsburghNC St.12.614.412.7
Georgia St.E. Carolina-1.5-2.1-0.2
Coastal Car.Arkansas St.-2.4-3.5-2.0
West Va.Baylor-6.1-6.4-6.3
UABUTSA19.519.919.5
AlabamaTexas A&M10.511.812.4
Boston Coll.N. Carolina-8.9-9.8-10.5
CincinnatiUSF20.421.222.2
KansasOklahoma St.-25.1-24.5-26.4
SMUMemphis-5.1-4.2-4.9
Kansas St.Texas Tech9.69.79.4
DukeVirginia Tech-10.9-11.2-13.9
KentuckyOle Miss8.09.59.0
Fla. AtlanticCharlotte-3.6-2.5-4.0
Middle Tenn.Western Ky.-12.4-12.9-13.5
Air ForceNavy3.26.25.2
UL-MonroeGa. Southern-17.0-18.0-20.2
Iowa St.Oklahoma-4.1-4.8-4.4
GeorgiaAuburn5.14.95.8
VanderbiltLSU-22.3-22.1-26.0
UCFTulsa15.718.419.0
North TexasSouthern Miss.-4.8-4.4-3.5
Mississippi St.Arkansas18.517.222.6
ClemsonVirginia19.721.023.7
S. AlabamaTroy-2.9-3.3-4.0
FBS vs. FCS
FBSFCSPiRate
Wake ForestCampbell29.9
LibertyN. Alabama24.0
ArmyAbilene Chr.27.5
Florida St.Jacksonville St.22.5

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

Note: This week’s ratings expand from 90 to 127 teams, the number now committed to playing in 2020. Only Old Dominion, Connecticut, and New Mexico St. are not playing.

#TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg.Conference
1Ohio St.131.3130.0134.3131.9BTen-E
2Clemson125.3126.5129.2127.0ACC
3Alabama122.0123.2123.9123.0SEC-W
4Penn St.122.2121.0122.8122.0BTen-E
5Wisconsin122.5119.9123.3121.9BTen-W
6Georgia121.8120.3122.5121.5SEC-E
7Florida120.6120.0121.4120.7SEC-E
8Notre Dame120.6119.9120.7120.4ACC
9L S U119.6118.8122.0120.1SEC-W
10Oregon119.5117.9119.3118.9P12-N
11Auburn118.7117.3118.7118.2SEC-W
12Oklahoma115.2114.8115.2115.1B12
13U S C116.2113.5115.2115.0P12-S
14Texas115.0113.5114.9114.5B12
15Texas A&M114.0114.0113.9114.0SEC-W
16UCF113.2113.9114.5113.9AAC
17Minnesota112.3113.2114.4113.3BTen-W
18N. Carolina112.5113.2113.9113.2ACC
19Iowa112.3112.0114.1112.8BTen-W
20Oklahoma St.113.1112.3112.9112.8B12
21Michigan112.3111.6114.2112.7BTen-E
22Virginia Tech111.0111.3113.1111.8ACC
23Miss. St.111.2110.7113.1111.7SEC-W
24Kentucky110.8111.0111.9111.2SEC-E
25Tennessee110.5110.3111.1110.6SEC-E
26Miami (Fla.)109.4112.1109.9110.5ACC
27Indiana109.4110.0111.8110.4BTen-E
28Baylor110.0110.2110.3110.2B12
29BYU110.5109.6110.2110.1Ind.
30Washington110.2108.9110.9110.0P12-N
31Cincinnati110.2109.3109.9109.8AAC
32Utah109.3108.9110.0109.4P12-S
33Memphis109.6108.5108.8109.0AAC
34Nebraska108.0107.6109.5108.4BTen-W
35S. Carolina109.3107.1108.6108.3SEC-E
36Iowa St.108.6107.6108.4108.2B12
37Virginia108.1108.0108.0108.1ACC
38California107.5107.7107.8107.7P12-N
39Arizona St.107.8107.4107.8107.6P12-S
40Louisville107.7108.0106.5107.4ACC
41Boise St.107.3107.1106.8107.1MWC-M
42Kansas St.107.3106.1107.4106.9B12
43Purdue105.9106.8107.2106.6BTen-W
44Pittsburgh105.0106.8105.3105.7ACC
45Louisiana105.1104.5104.8104.8SUN-W
46Washington St.104.8103.5105.9104.7P12-N
47T C U105.5103.0105.4104.7B12
48Ole Miss104.9103.5104.9104.4SEC-W
49Northwestern103.5103.4106.1104.4BTen-W
50Illinois104.1103.5105.1104.2BTen-W
51Stanford105.0102.5104.2103.9P12-N
52Houston105.0103.1103.4103.8AAC
53Michigan St.102.9102.7103.4103.0BTen-E
54Oregon St.103.0103.3101.8102.7P12-N
55SMU102.5102.3101.9102.3AAC
56Appal. St.102.3101.2103.0102.2SUN-E
57W. Virginia101.9101.8102.0101.9B12
58Boston Coll.101.6101.3101.4101.4ACC
59Florida St.101.8100.1101.4101.1ACC
60U C L A102.2100.7100.3101.1P12-S
61Arizona101.499.7100.4100.5P12-S
62Marshall100.9100.5100.0100.4CUSA
63Missouri100.0100.1101.2100.4SEC-E
64Air Force99.7100.799.9100.1MWC-M
65Texas Tech99.798.4100.199.4B12
66Wake Forest98.499.098.198.5ACC
67Duke98.698.697.698.2ACC
68Tulsa99.697.597.598.2AAC
69Tulane98.598.297.498.0AAC
70Wyoming97.098.698.498.0MWC-M
71Navy99.197.197.197.8AAC
72Colorado97.899.195.797.5P12-S
73Buffalo96.797.397.697.2MAC-E
74Arkansas St.96.397.796.296.7SUN-W
75San Diego St.95.997.296.896.6MWC-W
76Temple96.597.295.896.5AAC
77Syracuse95.597.196.196.3ACC
78U A B95.896.495.595.9CUSA
79Georgia Tech96.295.395.095.5ACC
80Rutgers96.494.994.495.2BTen-E
81Vanderbilt95.795.294.595.2SEC-E
82Ohio94.395.196.095.1MAC-E
83W. Kentucky94.695.595.295.1CUSA
84Florida Int’l.95.194.895.495.1CUSA
85Arkansas95.296.193.094.8SEC-W
86Maryland95.194.993.694.5BTen-E
87NC State94.494.494.694.5ACC
88Hawaii94.894.793.894.4MWC-W
89Georgia Sou.93.794.595.094.4SUN-E
90Army93.495.293.594.1Ind.
91Miami (O)94.793.294.093.9MAC-E
92Fresno St.93.393.792.993.3MWC-W
93Utah St.93.593.092.993.1MWC-M
94Central Mich.93.292.793.393.1MAC-W
95Coastal Car.92.492.792.792.6SUN-E
96Ball St.92.691.993.092.5MAC-W
97E. Carolina92.792.991.492.3AAC
98Colorado St.91.192.191.291.5MWC-M
99Nevada90.691.191.191.0MWC-W
100Liberty89.692.490.490.8Ind.
101USF91.890.189.790.5AAC
102Western Mich.89.191.290.490.2MAC-W
103Kent St.90.189.489.589.7MAC-E
104San Jose St.89.291.088.589.6MWC-W
105Georgia St.89.789.389.789.6SUN-E
106Toledo88.589.788.088.7MAC-W
107Troy88.089.488.488.6SUN-E
108La. Tech87.388.688.488.1CUSA
109Charlotte87.087.087.487.2CUSA
110Rice86.884.386.185.7CUSA
111Kansas86.085.884.585.5B12
112Southern Miss.84.284.482.983.8CUSA
113U N L V83.585.083.083.8MWC-W
114S. Alabama83.684.683.083.7SUN-W
115N. Illinois82.884.683.283.6MAC-W
116New Mexico83.684.382.483.4MWC-M
117Eastern Mich.82.484.582.883.2MAC-W
118Fla. Atlantic81.983.181.982.3CUSA
119Texas St.81.882.580.581.6SUN-W
120Miami (O)80.781.180.280.7CUSA
121North Texas77.978.577.878.1CUSA
122U T S A77.978.077.577.8CUSA
123UL-Monroe75.275.073.374.5SUN-W
124Bowling Green74.476.170.673.7MAC-E
125Akron73.175.571.573.4MAC-E
126U T E P68.370.967.969.0CUSA
127Mass.64.171.262.065.8Ind.

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
UCF113.2113.9114.5113.9
Cincinnati110.2109.3109.9109.8
Memphis109.6108.5108.8109.0
Houston105.0103.1103.4103.8
SMU102.5102.3101.9102.3
Tulsa99.697.597.598.2
Tulane98.598.297.498.0
Navy99.197.197.197.8
Temple96.597.295.896.5
E. Carolina92.792.991.492.3
USF91.890.189.790.5
AAC Avg.101.7100.9100.7101.1
Atlantic Coast Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
Clemson125.3126.5129.2127.0
Notre Dame120.6119.9120.7120.4
N. Carolina112.5113.2113.9113.2
Virginia Tech111.0111.3113.1111.8
Miami (Fla.)109.4112.1109.9110.5
Virginia108.1108.0108.0108.1
Louisville107.7108.0106.5107.4
Pittsburgh105.0106.8105.3105.7
Boston Coll.101.6101.3101.4101.4
Florida St.101.8100.1101.4101.1
Wake Forest98.499.098.198.5
Duke98.698.697.698.2
Syracuse95.597.196.196.3
Georgia Tech96.295.395.095.5
NC State94.494.494.694.5
ACC Avg.105.7106.1106.0106.0
Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
Oklahoma115.2114.8115.2115.1
Texas115.0113.5114.9114.5
Oklahoma St.113.1112.3112.9112.8
Baylor110.0110.2110.3110.2
Iowa St.108.6107.6108.4108.2
Kansas St.107.3106.1107.4106.9
T C U105.5103.0105.4104.7
W. Virginia101.9101.8102.0101.9
Texas Tech99.798.4100.199.4
Kansas86.085.884.585.5
Big 12 Avg.106.2105.4106.1105.9
Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Ohio St.131.3130.0134.3131.9
Penn St.122.2121.0122.8122.0
Michigan112.3111.6114.2112.7
Indiana109.4110.0111.8110.4
Michigan St.102.9102.7103.4103.0
Rutgers96.494.994.495.2
Maryland95.194.993.694.5
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Wisconsin122.5119.9123.3121.9
Minnesota112.3113.2114.4113.3
Iowa112.3112.0114.1112.8
Nebraska108.0107.6109.5108.4
Purdue105.9106.8107.2106.6
Northwestern103.5103.4106.1104.4
Illinois104.1103.5105.1104.2
Big Ten Avg.109.9109.4111.0110.1
Conference USA
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
Marshall100.9100.5100.0100.4
U A B95.896.495.595.9
W. Kentucky94.695.595.295.1
Florida Int’l.95.194.895.495.1
La. Tech87.388.688.488.1
Charlotte87.087.087.487.2
Rice86.884.386.185.7
Southern Miss.84.284.482.983.8
Fla. Atlantic81.983.181.982.3
Middle Tenn.80.781.180.280.7
North Texas77.978.577.878.1
U T S A77.978.077.577.8
U T E P68.370.967.969.0
CUSA Avg.86.086.485.986.1
FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
BYU110.5109.6110.2110.1
Army93.495.293.594.1
Liberty89.692.490.490.8
Mass.64.171.262.065.8
Ind. Avg.89.492.189.090.2
Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
Buffalo96.797.397.697.2
Ohio94.395.196.095.1
Miami (O)94.793.294.093.9
Kent St.90.189.489.589.7
Bowling Green74.476.170.673.7
Akron73.175.571.573.4
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
Central Mich.93.292.793.393.1
Ball St.92.691.993.092.5
Western Mich.89.191.290.490.2
Toledo88.589.788.088.7
N. Illinois82.884.683.283.6
Eastern Mich.82.484.582.883.2
MAC Avg.87.688.487.587.9
Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
Boise St.107.3107.1106.8107.1
Air Force99.7100.799.9100.1
Wyoming97.098.698.498.0
Utah St.93.593.092.993.1
Colorado St.91.192.191.291.5
New Mexico83.684.382.483.4
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
San Diego St.95.997.296.896.6
Hawaii94.894.793.894.4
Fresno St.93.393.792.993.3
Nevada90.691.191.191.0
San Jose St.89.291.088.589.6
U N L V83.585.083.083.8
MWC Avg.93.394.093.193.5
Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
Oregon119.5117.9119.3118.9
Washington110.2108.9110.9110.0
California107.5107.7107.8107.7
Washington St.104.8103.5105.9104.7
Stanford105.0102.5104.2103.9
Oregon St.103.0103.3101.8102.7
South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
U S C116.2113.5115.2115.0
Utah109.3108.9110.0109.4
Arizona St.107.8107.4107.8107.6
U C L A102.2100.7100.3101.1
Arizona101.499.7100.4100.5
Colorado97.899.195.797.5
P12 Avg.107.1106.1106.6106.6
Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
Georgia121.8120.3122.5121.5
Florida120.6120.0121.4120.7
Kentucky110.8111.0111.9111.2
Tennessee110.5110.3111.1110.6
S. Carolina109.3107.1108.6108.3
Missouri100.0100.1101.2100.4
Vanderbilt95.795.294.595.2
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
Alabama122.0123.2123.9123.0
L S U119.6118.8122.0120.1
Auburn118.7117.3118.7118.2
Texas A&M114.0114.0113.9114.0
Miss. St.111.2110.7113.1111.7
Ole Miss104.9103.5104.9104.4
Arkansas95.296.193.094.8
SEC Avg.111.0110.5111.5111.0
Sunbelt Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
Appal. St.102.3101.2103.0102.2
Georgia Sou.93.794.595.094.4
Coastal Car.92.492.792.792.6
Georgia St.89.789.389.789.6
Troy88.089.488.488.6
West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAvg
Louisiana105.1104.5104.8104.8
Arkansas St.96.397.796.296.7
S. Alabama83.684.683.083.7
Texas St.81.882.580.581.6
UL-Monroe75.275.073.374.5
Sun Avg.90.891.190.790.9

Conference Ratings

#LeagueAvg
1SEC111.0
2BTen110.1
3P12106.6
4ACC106.0
5B12105.9
6AAC101.1
7MWC93.5
8Sun90.9
9Ind.90.2
10MAC87.9
11CUSA86.1

This Week’s College TV Schedule

Friday, October 2
Time ETNetworkHomeVisitorsEntertainment Value
7:00 PMACCNWake ForestCampbellNot Much reason to watch unless you just must
9:00 PMESPN2BYULa. TechTwo undefeated teams that can move the ball
Saturday, October 3
Time ETNetworkHomeVisitorsEntertainment Value
12:00 PMESPN2Coastal CarolinaArkansas St.Ak St. beat the team that beat Oklahoma
12:00 PMABCWest VirginiaBaylorBig 12 needs big team to step up–Can BU be it?
12:00 PMESPNUGeorgia St.East CarolinaShould be a competitive game with lots of offense
12:00 PMSECNTennesseeMissouriVols looking to build on momentum
12:00 PMACCNPittsburghNC StatePanthers looking to go 3-0 for the 1st time since 2014
12:00 PMESPNFloridaS. CarolinaGators’ offense looked great, but D not so much
12:00 PMFoxTexasTCUHorns escaped with miracle win. Need to convince.
12:30 PMStadiumUABUTSABlazers clearly the better team
1:30 PMCBSSNArmyAbilene Chr.Black Knights could rush for 400+
3:30 PMESPN2SMUMemphisA sneaky great game could see 80+ total points
3:30 PMABCBoston CollegeNorth CarolinaMaybe the best of the daytime games
3:30 PMESPNKansasOklahoma St.If Cowboys don’t win convincingly, Big 12 is sick
3:30 PMCBSAlabamaTexas A&MBoth teams held back last game to reserve for this one
3:30 PMFS1Kansas St.Texas TechInteresting game–Big winner vs. Tragic loser
4:00 PMESPNUFla. AtlanticCharlotteOne of the more dull games this week
4:00 PMSECNKentuckyOle MissLoser in big hole at 0-2–should be hard-fought game
4:00 PMACCNDukeVirginia TechTech won missing 23 players incl. #1 QB
6:00 PMCBSSNAir ForceNavyAlways a great game. AFA only MWC team to play
7:30 PMSECN-AMiss. StateArkansasAir Leach could hang half a hundred on Arky
7:30 PMESPNGeorgiaAuburnBest overall game of the day–who is #2 in SEC?
7:30 PMSECNVanderbiltLSULSU defense will be much improved this week
7:30 PMABCIowa St.OklahomaLustre knocked off this game as both teams have a loss
7:30 PMESPN2UCFTulsaUCF tries to remain top G5 team
7:30 PMStadiumNorth TexasSouthern Miss.Weakest game on the TV slate this week
8:00 PMESPNUS.AlabamaTroyNot much reason to watch outside of Alabama
8:00 PMACCNClemsonVirginiaCU should win by 17 or more, but UVa is not a pushover
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