The Pi-Rate Ratings

January 30, 2023

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

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Date1/30/2023
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1PurdueAlabamaTennesseeHouston
2KansasArizonaUCLAArizona
3BaylorKansas St.VirginiaIowa St.
4MarquetteXavierTCUGonzaga
5ConnecticutSaint Mary’sRutgersIndiana
6San Diego St.IllinoisProvidenceMiami (Fla)
7AuburnNew MexicoDukeNorth Carolina
8Florida AtlanticCreightonMissouriNorth Carolina St.
9Boise St.NorthwesternIowaMichigan St.
10MemphisWest VirginiaArkansasMaryland
11USCClemsonCharlestonNevadaPenn St.
12Kent St.Oral RobertsLibertyKentuckyPittsburgh
13LouisianaSaint LouisDrakeUCSB
14Utah ValleyCornellFurmanColgate
15SienaEastern WashingtonYoungstown St.UNC Asheville
16SE LouisianaVermontUT-MartinMD Eastern ShoreSouthernFairleigh Dickinson

Last 4 Byes: Arkansas, Maryland, USC, and Clemson

Last 4 In: Nevada, Penn State, Kentucky, and Pittsburgh

First 4 Out: Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Arizona State, and Utah State

Next 4 Out: Oklahoma, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Virginia Tech

January 27, 2023

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

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Date1/27/2023
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1PurdueAlabamaHoustonTennessee
2ArizonaKansasTexasUCLA
3Iowa St.Kansas St.VirginiaXavier
4GonzagaBaylorTCUMarquette
5ConnecticutAuburnRutgersSaint Mary’s
6Miami (Fla)San Diego St.ProvidenceIndiana
7IllinoisNew MexicoDukeFlorida Atlantic
8North CarolinaMichigan St.ArkansasNorth Carolina St.
9MemphisCreightonBoise St.Clemson
10MissouriIowaNorthwesternMaryland
11USCNevadaCharlestonKentuckyArizona St.
12Oral RobertsKent St.VCUWisconsinWest Virginia
13Southern Miss.LibertyUCSBSouthern Illinois
14SeattlePrincetonColgateUNC Greensboro
15E. WashingtonSienaVermontUNC Asheville
16Northern KentuckySE LouisianaAlcorn St.UM Eastern ShoreUT-MartinFairleigh Dickinson

Last 4 Byes: Northwestern, Maryland, USC, Nevada

Last 4 In: Kentucky, Arizona State, Wisconsin, West Virginia

First 4 Out: Texas A&M, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Utah State

Next 4 Out: Oklahoma State, Penn State, Utah, Virginia Tech

January 26, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Abilene ChristianGrand Canyon-4.9
Appalachian St.Georgia St.5.7
BellarmineEastern Kentucky-0.7
Cal PolyLong Beach St.-3.3
Cal St. BakersfieldUC Davis-4.7
Cal St. FullertonUC Irvine-2.8
Cal St. NorthridgeUC San Diego0.9
Central ArkansasNorth Florida-3.2
Central Connecticut St.Merrimack2.7
Eastern WashingtonIdaho St.9.5
ElonHofstra-11.7
Fairleigh DickinsonSt. Francis (PA)2.1
Florida AtlanticMiddle Tennessee9.5
Florida Intl.Western Kentucky-3.2
HamptonDelaware-7.9
IdahoWeber St.-2.0
Incarnate WordMcNeese St.-0.1
Jacksonville St.Lipscomb-3.6
James MadisonCoastal Carolina12.4
Kennesaw St.Austin Peay9.5
LamarTexas A&M-Commerce-6.1
LibertyStetson11.2
LouisianaTroy3.3
Loyola MarymountPortland7.5
MarshallLouisiana Monroe16.7
MemphisSMU14.9
MichiganPurdue-4.7
Michigan St.Iowa1.7
Morehead St.Little Rock7.2
Mount St. Mary’sFairfield-0.1
North AlabamaJacksonville-4.2
North Carolina A&TDrexel-2.8
North TexasUTSA18.9
Northern KentuckyGreen Bay18.2
Northwestern St.Houston Christian13.0
Oral RobertsDenver16.8
OregonColorado3.2
Oregon St.Utah-8.7
PepperdineSan Diego3.7
Portland St.Montana St.-3.2
QueensFlorida Gulf Coast0.1
RadfordLongwood1.6
RiceCharlotte-0.9
Sacramento St.Montana0.3
Sacred HeartLong Island13.2
Sam HoustonSeattle6.1
South AlabamaOld Dominion2.4
Southeast LouisianaNew Orleans8.8
Southeast Missouri St.Tennessee St.5.9
Southern IndianaEastern Illinois10.3
Southern Miss.Arkansas St.14.4
Southern UtahUtah Valley-0.1
St. ThomasSouth Dakota St.-0.3
Tarleton St.Utah Tech3.0
Tennessee TechSIU Edwardsville-2.4
Texas A&M-CCNicholls St.2.6
Texas St.Georgia Southern3.2
TowsonNortheastern9.7
UABLouisiana Tech8.9
UMKCOmaha6.9
UNC WilmingtonMonmouth19.5
USCUCLA-6.0
UT MartinLindenwood9.3
WagnerSt. Francis (NY)10.5
WashingtonArizona St.-1.9
Washington St.Arizona-4.1
Western IllinoisSouth Dakota4.2
William & MaryStony Brook3.7
Wright St.Milwaukee1.8

January 12, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, January 12, 2023

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Appalachian St.Georgia Southern4.0
Arkansas St.Texas St.-3.7
Austin PeayLipscomb1.2
BellarmineStetson0.8
BYUGonzaga-6.0
DenverNorth Dakota St.0.8
DetroitYoungstown St.-2.8
Eastern IllinoisSIU Edwardsville-8.4
Eastern KentuckyFlorida Gulf Coast-4.1
Georgia St.Troy-3.3
Grand CanyonUT Arlington12.8
Green BayWright St.-9.3
Houston ChristianTexas A&M-Commerce-5.3
Incarnate WordNew Orleans0.8
IowaMichigan5.6
IUPUIPurdue Ft. Wayne-16.6
Jacksonville St.North Florida0.2
Kennesaw St.Jacksonville1.4
LamarNicholls St.-10.7
LibertyNorth Alabama17.1
Long Beach St.Cal Poly7.5
Louisiana MonroeLouisiana-6.9
MarshallSouthern Miss.6.5
MilwaukeeNorthern Kentucky2.5
MontanaWeber St.4.7
Montana St.Idaho St.10.0
Northwestern St.McNeese St.7.5
OaklandRobert Morris1.9
Ohio St.Minnesota18.5
Old DominionCoastal Carolina5.8
OmahaNorth Dakota4.3
Oral RobertsWestern Illinois14.7
OregonArizona St.3.0
Oregon St.Arizona-15.9
PortlandSan Francisco-2.0
Portland St.Northern Arizona6.7
QueensCentral Arkansas12.0
Sacramento St.Northern Colorado5.3
Saint Mary’sLoyola Marymount13.0
San DiegoPepperdine1.3
SeattleNew Mexico St.3.1
South AlabamaJames Madison-5.3
Southeast Missouri St.Lindenwood7.6
Southern IndianaLittle Rock7.8
Southern UtahSam Houston-2.6
Stony BrookDrexel-5.3
Tennessee St.UT Martin2.3
Tennessee TechMorehead St.0.3
Texas A&M-CCSoutheastern Louisiana7.5
UCLAUtah11.2
UMKCSt. Thomas0.4
UNC AshevilleLongwood-1.7
USCColorado1.5
Utah TechStephen F. Austin-0.6
WashingtonStanford1.1

January 6, 2023

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

Date1/6/2023
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1KansasPurdueHoustonArizona
2TennesseeAlabamaUCLAConnecticut
3TexasArkansasGonzagaVirginia
4BaylorXavierOhio St.Duke
5Iowa St.Kansas St.IndianaMiami (Fla)
6WisconsinTCUSan Diego St.West Virginia
7North CarolinaMarquetteRutgersMissouri
8KentuckyProvidenceVirginia TechAuburn
9New MexicoSaint Mary’sIllinoisCreighton
10MemphisMichigan St.UtahFlorida Atlantic
11CharlestonMarylandPittsburghNorth Carolina St.Mississippi St.Arizona St.
12IonaKent St.DaytonUtah St.
13YaleOral RobertsLibertyGrand Canyon
14U Mass LowellBradleyGeorgia SouthernUC-Irvine
15FurmanColgateMontana St.Youngstown St.
16SIU EdwardsvilleLongwoodGramblingTexas A&M CCNorfolk St.Fairleigh Dickinson

Last Four Byes: Memphis, Michigan St., Utah, Maryland

Last Four In: Pittsburgh, North Carolina St., Mississippi St., Arizona St.

First Four Out: Oklahoma St., Penn St., Texas Tech, LSU

Next Four Out: Northwestern, Clemson, Oklahoma, Wake Forest

December 30, 2022

PiRate Ratings Bracketology–Friday, December 30, 2022

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Date12/30/2022
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1ConnecticutPurdueHoustonTennessee
2KansasArizonaUCLAAlabama
3BaylorGonzagaVirginiaTexas
4West VirginiaDukeWisconsinIndiana
5ArkansasMiami (Fla.)Ohio St.Xavier
6MarylandAuburnVirginia TechMarquette
7North CarolinaSan Diego St.MIssouriIllinois
8New MexicoMississippi St.KentuckyTCU
9MemphisTexas TechNorth Carolina St.Kansas St.
10CreightonPenn St.Arizona St.Iowa St.
11Michigan St.UABOklahomaFlorida AtlanticSaint Mary’sRutgers
12CharlestonKent St.IonaDayton
13Indiana St.YaleUC-IrvineOral Roberts
14James MadisonUMass LowellLibertyFurman
15Grand CanyonYoungstown St.Montana St.Colgate
16Northwestern St.LongwoodGramblingSIU-EdwardsvilleNorfolk St.Wagner

Last 4 Byes: Penn St., Arizona St., Iowa St., Michigan St.,

Last 4 In: Oklahoma, Florida Atlantic, Saint Mary’s, Rutgers

#16-Seeds in First Four: Grambling, SIUE, Norfolk St., Wagner

Top Dozen Waiting In The Wings (alphabetically)

Boise St.
Colorado
LSU
Northwestern
Oklahoma St.
Pittsburgh
Providence
St. John’s
UNLV
USC
Utah
Utah St.

December 29, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, December 29, 2022

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Thursday, December 29, 2022
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BellarmineLiberty-6.5
ButlerProvidence1.8
Coastal CarolinaLouisiana-1.5
Cal PolyCal St. Northridge4.1
CaliforniaUtah-10.6
CharlestonHampton19.0
CharlotteMiddle Tennessee3.7
CincinnatiTulane6.6
CornellBinghamton14.8
Cal St. FullertonUC Santa Barbara-3.6
DelawareHofstra-0.9
DenverUMKC2.9
DePaulGeorgetown5.2
DetroitGreen Bay15.2
DrakeValparaiso15.4
DrexelElon12.4
E. IllinoisLindenwood3.4
Fairleigh DickinsonMerrimack4.1
FurmanVMI15.5
Georgia SouthernSouth Alabama-3.1
Gardner WebbCharleston Southern10.3
Georgia St.James Madison-8.8
Grand CanyonCal Baptist6.5
HowardLa Salle0.2
Idaho St.N. Arizona-0.7
IllinoisBethune Cookman28.6
Indiana St.Evansville13.3
Louisiana TechUTSA12.3
Long Beach St.UC San Diego9.4
Little RockUT Martin-1.4
Long IslandWagner-7.2
LongwoodHigh Point5.8
MarshallAppalachian St.10.3
MarylandUMBC19.4
MemphisSouth Florida16.0
MichiganCentral Michigan20.3
MontanaEastern Washington3.3
Montana St.Idaho10.9
Murray St.Southern Illinois-0.5
Northern KentuckyWright St.1.1
OmahaOral Roberts-11.5
NebraskaIowa-4.1
North TexasFlorida Atlantic0.4
NortheasternNorth Carolina A&T3.9
NorthwesternBrown16.0
OaklandMilwaukee-1.4
Ohio St.Alabama A&M27.4
Old DominionArkansas St.10.6
PacificBYU-7.4
Penn St.Delaware St.30.8
PortlandLoyola Marymount1.6
PresbyterianCampbell-2.8
PurdueFlorida A&M34.1
QueensAustin Peay6.3
Robert MorrisPurdue Ft. Wayne-2.8
South Dakota St.Western Illinois7.2
Sacred HeartStonehill3.8
Saint Mary’sSan Diego16.4
Santa ClaraSan Francisco0.7
USC UpstateWinthrop-1.9
Stephen F. AustinAbilene Christian3.0
SIU-EdwardsvilleTennessee Tech10.0
Southern IndianaSoutheast Missouri St.3.6
Southern Miss.Troy3.3
South DakotaSt. Thomas-2.1
St. Francis PACentral Connecticut2.7
StanfordColorado1.9
Tarleton St.UT Arlington7.5
Tennessee St.Morehead St.2.2
Texas St.Louisiana Monroe9.3
The CitadelChattanooga-6.7
UABUTEP15.8
UC RiversideCal St. Bakersfield10.0
UNC AshevilleRadford2.3
Utah TechUT Rio Grande Valley9.4
Utah ValleySam Houston-1.4
Western CarolinaUNC Greensboro-3.9
Western KentuckyRice5.5
Weber St.Northern Colorado2.9
WoffordETSU8.0
Youngstown St.Cleveland St.7.0

December 27, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Bracketology

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Date12/27/2022
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1ConnecticutPurdueHoustonTennessee
2KansasUCLAArizonaAlabama
3ArkansasGonzagaWest VirginiaTexas
4VirginiaDukeOhio St.Baylor
5WisconsinVirginia TechIndianaKentucky
6MemphisAuburnIllinoisMaryland
7XavierNorth CarolinaSan Diego St.Mississippi St.
8MiamiMarquetteNew MexicoIowa St.
9Saint Mary’sArizona St.Penn St.Michigan St.
10IowaTexas TechTCUKansas St.
11RutgersFlorida AtlanticCreightonMissouriOklahomaUtah
12Sam HoustonKent St.YaleCharleston
13Oral RobertsIonaBradleyJames Madison
14LibertyUMass-LowellDaytonUC-Irvine
15SIU-EdwardsvillePurdue-Ft. WayneMontana St.Furman
16LongwoodGramblingColgateNorfolk St.Nicholls St.Wagner

Last Four In: Creighton, Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah

Last Four Byes: Texas Tech, TCU, Kansas St., Rutgers

First 4, 16-seeds: Colgate, Norfolk St., Nicholls St., Wagner

First Four Out: Utah St., St. John’s, Northwestern, Oklahoma St.

Next Four Out: UNLV, UAB, North Carolina St., LSU

December 3, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Football–December 4, 2022

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This Week’s Game

HomeVisitorPiRateMeanBias
ArmyNavy0.31.11.1

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

#TeamRating
1Georgia132.4
2Michigan130.2
3Ohio St.129.5
4Alabama128.6
5Penn St.124.1
6Tennessee123.1
7T C U121.7
8Utah120.8
9Kansas St.119.8
10Clemson119.5
11Texas119.3
12Florida St.119.0
13L S U116.1
14Oregon115.8
15Minnesota115.5
16Notre Dame115.0
17Illinois114.5
18Mississippi St.114.1
19Oregon St.113.7
20Washington113.6
21Baylor113.4
22Iowa113.0
23U S C112.7
24Arkansas112.7
25Wisconsin112.5
26Ole Miss112.4
27Oklahoma112.2
28Louisville112.1
29Purdue111.9
30Maryland111.2
31Pittsburgh111.0
32U C L A111.0
33Florida110.1
34Kentucky109.9
35Texas Tech109.6
36South Carolina109.1
37NC State108.9
38Texas A&M108.8
39Tulane108.4
40Michigan St.108.4
41Wake Forest107.7
42Cincinnati107.3
43Oklahoma St.107.2
44Auburn106.9
45Washington St.106.0
46North Carolina105.5
47Iowa St.104.6
48West Virginia104.4
49Fresno St.104.3
50Missouri104.3
51UCF103.9
52Syracuse103.8
53Boise St.103.7
54Nebraska103.6
55BYU103.5
56Air Force102.4
57Houston102.0
58James Madison101.8
59Duke101.8
60Kansas101.8
61U T S A101.7
62SMU101.2
63Arizona St.99.8
64Memphis99.6
65East Carolina99.2
66W. Kentucky98.7
67Troy98.7
68Arizona98.5
69Miami (Fla.)98.4
70Indiana98.4
71Appalachian St.97.9
72California97.8
73U A B97.5
74Army96.9
75Marshall96.7
76Stanford96.7
77Liberty96.3
78Georgia St.96.1
79Navy96.1
80South Alabama95.6
81Louisiana95.6
82Toledo95.3
83Georgia Tech95.3
84Virginia95.2
85San Diego St.94.8
86Ohio94.7
87Virginia Tech94.7
88Northwestern94.5
89Tulsa94.5
90Rutgers93.8
91Vanderbilt93.4
92San Jose St.93.1
93Boston College92.8
94North Texas92.1
95Ga. Southern90.8
96Coastal Carolina90.7
97Utah St.90.2
98Kent St.90.1
99Miami (Ohio)89.7
100Buffalo89.5
101Florida Atlantic89.3
102Eastern Mich.89.1
103Western Mich.88.9
104Southern Miss.88.9
105Central Mich.88.8
106Wyoming88.3
107USF88.0
108U T E P87.3
109Old Dominion87.1
110Ball St.86.5
111N. Illinois86.2
112Middle Tennessee85.9
113U N L V85.8
114Connecticut85.4
115Bowling Green84.5
116Colorado St.83.1
117UL-Monroe82.8
118Temple82.7
119Colorado81.6
120Texas St.81.3
121Akron80.7
122Nevada79.7
123New Mexico St.79.7
124Arkansas St.79.7
125Louisiana Tech79.0
126Rice78.8
127Hawaii76.3
128Charlotte75.7
129New Mexico75.5
130Massachusetts71.1
131Florida Int’l.65.1

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Tulane108.2108.1108.9108.4
Cincinnati107.6106.7107.5107.3
UCF103.8104.2103.8103.9
Houston102.4101.6102.0102.0
SMU101.4100.7101.4101.2
Memphis99.699.899.499.6
East Carolina99.198.899.699.2
Navy96.296.096.196.1
Tulsa94.994.294.394.5
USF88.687.787.788.0
Temple82.483.682.082.7

AAC98.698.398.498.4

Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Clemson119.5119.3119.7119.5
Florida St.119.0118.8119.1119.0
Louisville112.3112.0112.0112.1
NC State109.4108.8108.4108.9
Wake Forest108.0107.7107.5107.7
Syracuse104.6103.6103.1103.8
Boston College93.293.491.892.8

Coastal Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Pittsburgh111.8111.0110.3111.0
North Carolina106.1105.7104.8105.5
Duke101.4103.1100.8101.8
Miami (Fla.)99.298.397.798.4
Georgia Tech95.895.694.595.3
Virginia95.895.994.095.2
Virginia Tech95.195.393.794.7

ACC105.1104.9104.1104.7

Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
T C U122.3121.1121.8121.7
Kansas St.120.2119.2119.9119.8
Texas119.9119.1118.8119.3
Baylor114.1112.8113.2113.4
Oklahoma112.6111.7112.4112.2
Texas Tech109.8108.9110.2109.6
Oklahoma St.108.0106.5107.0107.2
Iowa St.105.1104.4104.4104.6
West Virginia104.8104.2104.2104.4
Kansas102.9101.5101.0101.8

Big 12112.0110.9111.3111.4

Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Michigan130.4129.9130.3130.2
Ohio St.130.1128.9129.6129.5
Penn St.124.2124.1124.1124.1
Maryland111.6111.3110.7111.2
Michigan St.109.5108.2107.4108.4
Indiana99.398.597.498.4
Rutgers95.093.992.493.8

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Minnesota115.9115.2115.4115.5
Illinois114.6115.0113.9114.5
Iowa113.8112.9112.3113.0
Wisconsin113.1112.6111.8112.5
Purdue112.9112.0110.9111.9
Nebraska104.1103.9103.0103.6
Northwestern94.895.293.594.5

Big Ten112.1111.5110.9111.5

Conference USA
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U T S A101.5101.2102.2101.7
W. Kentucky98.498.399.498.7
U A B97.497.297.997.5
North Texas91.891.693.092.1
Florida Atlantic89.190.088.989.3
U T E P87.287.387.287.3
Middle Tennessee85.786.385.785.9
Louisiana Tech78.979.778.479.0
Rice79.078.978.578.8
Charlotte75.476.275.575.7
Florida Int’l.64.966.564.065.1

CUSA86.386.786.486.5

FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Notre Dame115.4114.3115.4115.0
BYU103.9102.7103.8103.5
Army96.597.197.296.9
Liberty95.996.796.296.3
Connecticut85.386.584.485.4
New Mexico St.79.181.079.079.7
Massachusetts71.272.169.971.1

Independents92.592.992.392.5

Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Ohio93.595.595.294.7
Buffalo88.690.389.789.5
Kent St.89.591.189.890.1
Miami (Ohio)88.890.589.889.7
Bowling Green84.484.584.784.5
Akron80.481.480.480.7

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Toledo94.895.695.495.3
Eastern Mich.88.589.589.289.1
Western Mich.88.289.389.288.9
Central Mich.87.889.289.488.8
Ball St.85.887.286.786.5
N. Illinois86.086.586.186.2

MAC88.089.288.888.7

Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Boise St.103.7103.3104.1103.7
Air Force102.2102.2102.9102.4
Utah St.90.090.190.490.2
Wyoming87.488.988.588.3
Colorado St.82.683.583.383.1
New Mexico76.175.874.675.5

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Fresno St.104.0104.0105.0104.3
San Diego St.94.894.495.094.8
San Jose St.92.993.193.293.1
U N L V86.185.086.185.8
Nevada79.580.579.279.7
Hawaii75.576.676.876.3

MWC89.689.889.989.8

Pac-12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Utah120.6120.1121.8120.8
Oregon115.9115.4116.0115.8
Oregon St.113.4113.1114.5113.7
Washington113.1113.4114.2113.6
U S C112.4112.5113.3112.7
U C L A110.6110.5111.8111.0
Washington St.105.6105.9106.5106.0
Arizona St.100.099.4100.199.8
Arizona98.398.498.998.5
California97.597.598.397.8
Stanford97.895.996.496.7
Colorado82.481.081.581.6

Pac-12105.6105.3106.1105.7

Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Georgia132.5131.7133.0132.4
Tennessee122.7122.9123.7123.1
Florida109.6110.7110.1110.1
Kentucky109.5109.8110.3109.9
South Carolina109.1108.9109.2109.1
Missouri104.3104.5103.9104.3
Vanderbilt93.394.092.793.4

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Alabama128.7127.8129.2128.6
L S U116.3115.8116.1116.1
Mississippi St.115.0113.6113.9114.1
Arkansas113.1111.9113.1112.7
Ole Miss113.2111.8112.1112.4
Texas A&M108.7108.9108.9108.8
Auburn107.5106.3106.8106.9

SEC113.1112.8113.1113.0

Sunbelt Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
James Madison100.2101.6103.7101.8
Appalachian St.97.198.098.597.9
Marshall95.996.997.396.7
Georgia St.95.695.797.196.1
Ga. Southern90.490.691.590.8
Coastal Carolina90.190.991.190.7
Old Dominion86.987.087.387.1

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Troy97.798.799.798.7
South Alabama94.895.596.595.6
Louisiana94.995.496.495.6
Southern Miss.88.388.989.488.9
UL-Monroe82.682.982.882.8
Texas St.80.781.781.681.3
Arkansas St.79.280.279.679.7

Sun Belt91.091.792.391.7

Conference Ratings

#ConferenceRating
1Southeastern113.0
2Big Ten111.5
3Big 12111.4
4Pac-12105.7
5Atlantic Coast104.7
6American Athletic98.4
7Independents92.5
8Sun Belt91.7
9Mountain West89.8
10Mid-American88.7
11Conference USA86.5

Playoff & Bowl Projections

BowlTeamTeam
BahamasMiami (O)UAB
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December 1, 2022

PiRate Picks For December 2-3, 2022

Filed under: PiRate Picks_College & Pro — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 3:00 am

We here at the PiRate Ratings believe like Ted Williams that you don’t sit out the final day of the season to protect a .400 average. We could sit out this final weekend of the regular season, not including Army-Navy next week, and be guaranteed our 18th winning season in the last 23 years, albeit imaginary revenue. We are showing a small 3.5% profit for the season, and we could have sat this week out to guarantee the winning year. We could have merely played one or two games, for going 0-2 would still mean we would have a winning season.

Just like The Splendid Splinter, we are in the lineup and taking our cuts this week with five selections. If we can’t go at least 2-3, we don’t deserve to consider it 18 out of 23. We’re attacking this Championship Week like it’s an opportunity to go from .400 to .406.

Our selections this week include three games straight up against the spread and two Money Line Parlays. We are almost always looking for underdogs that we find undervalued to win and like to go with short underdogs. We tend to never play underdogs of more than two touchdowns. Yet, this week, we are going against our grain. We’re taking two short favorites and one heavy underdog to cover. As for the Money Line Parlays, there were limited choices, and it took a little extra work to come up with two parlays that paid out more than +120. Enjoy, but remember the most important advice you will ever read here–do not wager real money on these selections. We wager $0 in real money, and we know best the value of these selections.

Selection #1: USC -2 1/2 vs. Utah

A two-point conversion in Salt Lake City in October is all that separates USC and a 12-0 regular season. Utah’s home field advantage is worth a good 3 points or more, and this game is being played in Las Vegas. With a College Football Playoff berth on the line, we believe the Trojans could win this game by more than a touchdown.

Selection #2: TCU -2 1/2 vs. Kansas St.

Kansas State’s defense couldn’t stop TCU’s offense in October once the Horned Frogs trailed 28-10. TCU stormed back in the final two plus quarters, outscoring KSU 28-0. With a College Football Playoff on the line, we believe the Horned Frogs are peaking at the right time and sitting on a double-digit win. If so, Kansas State might be the weakest Sugar Bowl team in decades.

Selection #3: LSU +18 1/2 vs. Georgia

We don’t see LSU pulling off an incredible upset to clinch a Sugar Bowl bid, and the defending national champions still look like the prohibitive favorite to win back-to-back titles. However, we have this suspicion that LSU is going to make this game a lot closer than people expect. When a 38-21 game wins this wager (or 45-28 or 28-10), we’ll take a Brian Kelly team to cover.

Selection #4: Money Line Parlay 3 games @ +153.47

Buffalo over Akron

UTSA over North Texas

Boise St. over Fresno St.

Selection #5: Money Line Parlay 3 games @ +121.02

Troy over Coastal Carolina

Tulane over Central Florida

Michigan over Purdue

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