The Pi-Rate Ratings

March 23, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
TeamTeamSpread
Texas A&MWake Forest2.5
BYUWashington St.2.5
UNC WilmingtonMiddle Tennessee-0.1
Fresno St.Youngstown St.2.5
Southern UtahPortland2.5

February 15, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Tuesday, February 15, 2022

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HomeVisitorsSpread
LongwoodHigh Point8.2
Western MichiganAkron-10.8
ToledoKent St.10.1
Penn St.Michigan St.-2.7
DukeWake Forest10.2
OklahomaTexas-0.4
Sacred HeartMerrimack0.7
CincinnatiMemphis-2.0
Saint Peter’sIona-3.9
ElonHofstra-6.6
South FloridaTulane-5.3
Florida St.Clemson2.2
North FloridaLiberty-7.3
FordhamVCU-6.4
Ball St.Northern Illinois7.5
Central MichiganEastern Michigan-0.7
OhioMiami (O)12.0
Bowling GreenBuffalo-5.3
MississippiSouth Carolina3.1
Texas A&MFlorida0.1
ProvidenceVillanova-4.3
Georgia TechNC St.1.5
Illinois St.Northern Iowa-3.8
Southern IllinoisBradley-1.6
Missouri St.Indiana St.13.9
Ohio St.Minnesota11.4
TennesseeKentucky-0.5
IndianaWisconsin3.1
New MexicoWyoming-6.4
MissouriArkansas-8.2
Oregon St.Colorado-4.7
DePaulButler5.7
TCUIowa St.2.8
UC San DiegoUC Irvine-6.6
San Diego St.Utah St.3.3
NevadaSan Jose St.14.0

February 9, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Wednesday, February 9, 2022

HomeVisitorsSpread
CornellColumbia15.2
UNC AshevilleHampton10.5
FloridaGeorgia15.2
SMUHouston-7.4
RutgersOhio St.-4.1
Seton HallXavier2.6
HarvardYale-0.1
Boston UArmy8.2
Holy CrossLoyola (MD)-4.9
South FloridaCincinnati-8.7
ColgateLehigh14.1
BucknellAmerican3.0
WinthropRadford9.6
PresbyterianHigh Point2.0
North Carolina A&TCharleston Southern10.2
CampbellGardner-Webb0.8
NC St.Wake Forest-3.9
Miami (Fla.)Georgia Tech8.8
Notre DameLouisville7.5
New HampshireNJIT7.3
Stony BrookUMass Lowell3.2
AlbanyMaine13.6
Maryland Baltimore Co.Hartford6.6
VermontBinghamton16.2
North FloridaBellarmine-1.7
JacksonvilleEastern Kentucky3.5
Youngstown St.Oakland-4.2
Robert MorrisDetroit-2.9
MassachusettsGeorge Washington8.1
George MasonRichmond-0.7
DaytonDuquesne15.0
DavidsonSaint Joseph’s11.1
ChattanoogaWestern Carolina17.4
FairfieldQuinnipiac6.0
Delaware St.Maryland-Eastern Shore-7.4
StetsonJacksonville St.-7.2
Kennesaw St.Central Arkansas11.4
Florida Gulf CoastNorth Alabama6.7
Kansas St.Baylor-6.9
MemphisTulane9.8
Green BayWright St.-7.4
MilwaukeeNorthern Kentucky-2.4
Northern IowaSouthern Illinois5.8
Illinois St.Valparaiso3.3
DrakeMissouri St.-0.2
SamfordWofford-4.5
MississippiAlabama-5.4
OklahomaTexas Tech-3.7
Mississippi St.Tennessee-3.6
DePaulGeorgetown9.4
Florida St.Pittsburgh10.7
BradleyLoyola (Chi.)-3.5
NebraskaMinnesota-2.8
Oregon St.California-0.4
San Jose St.San Diego St.-15.9

February 2, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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HomeVisitorsSpread
MissouriFlorida-7.5
Abilene ChristianChicago St.18.3
UNC AshevilleLongwood0.1
RadfordCharleston Southern10.4
MinnesotaPurdue-10.1
KentuckyVanderbilt17.3
XavierButler14.3
LafayetteAmerican4.5
Loyola (MD)Army3.3
ColgateBucknell17.0
East CarolinaTemple0.2
LehighNavy-7.3
HamptonUSC Upstate-2.6
High PointGardner-Webb-2.2
PresbyterianCampbell-2.3
Miami (Fla.)Notre Dame3.1
Wake ForestPittsburgh13.8
ClemsonFlorida St.3.7
VermontNJIT19.1
MaineUMass Lowell-7.8
AlbanyUMBC1.2
New HampshireHartford5.2
Stony BrookBinghamton7.6
Indiana St.Drake-3.9
George WashingtonLa Salle1.1
George MasonSaint Louis-2.1
FordhamRhode Island-4.4
Western CarolinaEast Tennessee St.-4.8
UNC GreensboroVMI1.8
FurmanThe Citadel16.1
GeorgiaArkansas-10.2
Delaware St.Coppin St.-11.1
HoustonTulane18.8
UT Rio Grande ValleyLamar6.8
Northern IowaBradley2.3
Loyola (Chi.)Illinois St.14.9
SamfordChattanooga-9.3
IllinoisWisconsin6.8
NC St.Syracuse0.5
Virginia TechGeorgia Tech11.7
Kansas St.Oklahoma St.0.6
Southern IllinoisMissouri St.-3.6
VCUDayton4.2
MarquetteVillanova-3.6

Conference Tournament Action Just Four Weeks Away

The Atlantic Sun, Horizon League, and Patriot League Conference Tournaments begin play in four weeks with 29 additional conference tournament to follow. Here’s a look at each conference with the start dates and dates of their championship.

Conference Tournaments 2022BeginsEndsTeams in
ConferenceSiteMarchMarchBracket
America EastHigher Seed Home5128
American AthleticFort Worth, TX101311
Atlantic 10Washington, DC91314
Atlantic CoastBrooklyn81215
Atlantic SunHigher Seed Home1812
Big 12Kansas City91210
Big EastNew York91211
Big SkyBoise, ID91211
Big SouthCharlotte2612
Big TenIndianapolis91314
Big WestHenderson, NV81210
Colonial AthleticWashington, DC589
Conference USAFrisco, TX91214
HorizonSee Footnote1812
Ivy LeagueBoston12134
Metro AtlanticAtlantic City, NJ81211
Mid-AmericanCleveland10128
Mideastern AthleticNorfolk, VA9128
Missouri ValleySt. Louis3610
Mountain WestLas Vegas6911
NortheastHigher Seed Home289
Ohio ValleyEvansville, IN258
Pac-12Las Vegas91212
PatriotHigher Seed Home1910
SoutheasternTampa91314
SouthernAsheville, NC4710
SouthlandKaty, TX9138
Southwestern AthleticBirmingham9128
SummitSioux Falls, SD588
Sun BeltPensacola, FL3712
West CoastLas Vegas3810
Western AthleticLas Vegas8129
Footnote : The opening two rounds played on higher seed home. Final 2 rounds will be played in Indianapolis

January 24, 2022

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

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Date1/24/2022
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1ArizonaGonzagaAuburnBaylor
2HoustonVillanovaKansasPurdue
3KentuckyLSUWisconsinDuke
4IllinoisTexas TechUCLAXavier
5Michigan St.TennesseeAlabamaOhio St.
6ConnecticutTexasUSCProvidence
7BYULoyola (Chi.)Seton HallIowa St.
8MarquetteWake ForestNorth CarolinaIowa
9Colorado St.Saint Mary’sIndianaSan Francisco
10San Diego St.FloridaDavidsonMurray St.
11OregonFlorida St.Miami (Fla.)TCU
12UABChattanoogaMichiganCreightonVirginia TechWyoming
13IonaToledoVermontSouth Dakota St.
14WagnerNew Mexico St.TowsonOakland
15LibertyPrincetonSouth AlabamaUC-Riverside
16NavyMontana St.Texas SouthernLongwoodNorfolk St.Texas A&M-CC

Best of the Rest

69Boise St.
70Arkansas
71Texas A&M
72Mississippi St.
73Cincinnati
74Saint Louis
75Missouri St.
76Belmont

January 21, 2022

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

Date1/21/2022
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1ArizonaGonzagaHoustonBaylor
2AuburnVillanovaKansasKentucky
3PurdueLSUIllinoisTennessee
4DukeTexas TechConnecticutXavier
5WisconsinTexasUCLAOhio St.
6Loyola (Chi.)AlabamaIowaIowa St.
7Michigan St.USCIndianaSeton Hall
8MarquetteOklahomaFloridaProvidence
9BYUSan Diego St.North CarolinaMiami (Fla.)
10Colorado St.DavidsonCreightonWake Forest
11Saint Mary’sBoise St.West VirginiaOregonFlorida St.
12Murray St.UABChattanoogaTCUSan Francisco
13IonaVermontOhioTowson
14WagnerGrand CanyonSouth Dakota St.Oakland
15LibertyTexas St.UC-IrvinePrinceton
16NavyMontana St.LongwoodNorfolk St.Texas A&M-CCTexas Southern

Last Four Byes: Wake Forest, Saint Mary’s, Boise St., West Virginia

Last Four In: Oregon, Florida St., TCU, San Francisco

First Four Out: Wyoming, Mississippi St., Texas A&M, Michigan

Next Four Out: Belmont, Arkansas, Dayton, Fresno St.

December 23, 2021

A New Gator Bowl

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With Texas A&M having to back out of the Gator Bowl due to multiple positive Covid cases, The Gator Bowl has now extended an invitation to Rutgers to face Wake Forest. Below are the new PiRate Ratings spreads for that game. Let’s hope this is the only game affected.

HomeVisitorPiRateMeanBias
Wake ForestRutgers19.117.419.1

December 1, 2021

PiRate Picks–December 3-4, 2021

A November To Remember!

The last three weeks of PiRate Picks have seen an incredible winning streak only seen twice before at this site. In that time, we wagered on 11 different Money Line parlays and single games, all at odds of +150 or more. At 100 imaginary dollars per imaginary wager, we have seen an imaginary return of $2,770.35, for an imaginary profit of $1,670.35. That comes to an imaginary return on investment of 152% !

Last week, we placed a governor on our wagering engine informing you that we had guaranteed ourselves a winning season in imaginary funds, and we had no plans to give the imaginary windfall profits back to the books. We selected two high odds parlays at +201.37 and +150.77. Both of them won for us, although we had to sweat out Alabama’s beating Auburn.

This week being Championship Week, there are few options to choose from with just a tad over a dozen games. We did not have a parlay jump off the sheet. We had to go looking for value and really found very little. If this were for real, we would pocket our profits and withdraw it from the books. But, to not play any parlays would mean you have no reason to read this week’s publication. So, we painstakingly compared odds trying to shop for an extra 5% benefit, and we came up with two parlays that have the odds we want.

If this is your first visit to this site or this weekly feature, here is an important disclaimer: We never play these selections for real. It is strictly an exercise in mathematical fun. We strongly urge you not to play these picks, unless they simply verify the selections you have already considered. We know that about 25-30 of you reading this feature would be considered professional handicappers/players in Nevada and offshore. We don’t worry about your profit/loss from wagering, because that’s your profession and you look at dozens of references. But, if you are reading this and have a legal account with one of the big handicapping corporations, you most likely won’t be able to play these selections at the odds we issue, because we shop around until we find the best odds. In order to replicate our odds, you would have to open accounts with six different books that we have found the best odds this year. Next year, it could be different books entirely.

Here are our two parlays for this week.

December 3-4

Odds:+185.49
Must WinOpponent
Kent St.Northern Illinois
PittsburghWake Forest


Odds:+205.60
Must WinOpponent
Oklahoma St.Baylor
San Diego St.Utah St.
GeorgiaAlabama

October 31, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Football–November 2-6, 2021

This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

HomeVisitorPiRateMeanBias
ToledoEastern Michigan4.55.56.1
AkronBall St.-18.7-19.8-18.9
Ohio UMiami (O)-11.4-8.8-8.3
Kent St.Northern Illinois2.55.44.2
Western MichiganCentral Michigan1.33.02.2
LouisianaGeorgia St.18.017.218.2
Boston CollegeVirginia Tech-0.60.30.3
StanfordUtah-8.0-7.6-8.4
Air Force (n)Army0.61.01.8
DukePittsburgh-20.6-20.5-22.0
Florida St.North Caroina St.-3.7-3.1-3.4
Miami (Fla.)Georgia Tech13.812.914.0
RutgersWisconsin-13.9-12.0-14.7
LouisvilleClemson-6.3-6.4-6.1
UABLouisiana Tech15.315.317.0
NorthwesternIowa-15.3-14.6-16.7
South FloridaHouston-13.0-12.6-13.3
MichiganIndiana14.415.615.3
North CarolinaWake Forest-0.20.10.7
Georgia SouthernCoastal Carolina-21.6-19.6-21.7
Central FloridaTulane11.411.412.4
MinnesotaIllinois17.417.918.7
CincinnatiTulsa28.027.629.9
KansasKansas St.-26.6-28.5-30.7
South CarolinaFlorida-15.1-16.4-16.5
East CarolinaTemple24.322.725.3
Ole MissLiberty16.715.916.2
TCUBaylor-1.8-2.7-2.2
MarylandPenn St.-8.4-10.4-12.6
New Mexico St.Utah St.-17.3-17.5-19.0
ColoradoOregon St.-7.2-7.7-8.2
Arizona St.USC3.34.23.5
Southern Miss.North Texas-2.3-1.8-2.4
GeorgiaMissouri37.738.140.2
Arkansas St.Appalachian St.-17.6-17.0-19.8
NebraskaOhio St.-18.1-17.7-18.9
ArkansasMississippi St.6.56.05.8
MemphisSMU-8.2-8.1-8.0
Notre DameNavy27.328.328.4
TroySouth Alabama2.42.53.4
CharlotteRice-1.3-0.10.5
West VirginiaOklahoma St.1.40.20.1
KentuckyTennessee4.36.04.8
Texas St.Louisiana-Monroe4.93.04.4
Iowa St.Texas6.56.77.0
PurdueMichigan St.-0.5-0.81.0
Texas A&MAuburn3.14.33.1
Western KentuckyMiddle Tennessee3.14.53.9
WashingtonOregon-4.8-4.8-6.2
ArizonaCalifornia-7.6-11.4-10.6
WyomingColorado St.-1.4-1.0-0.9
UTEPUTSA-14.4-13.8-15.2
Florida AtlanticMarshall0.51.70.3
Fresno St.Boise St.1.93.23.3
New MexicoUNLV1.42.20.4
Florida Int’l.Old Domimion1.71.31.6
AlabamaLSU24.923.424.9
NevadaSan Jose St.10.411.612.6
HawaiiSan Diego St.-6.6-6.6-6.7
FBS vs. FCS Games
FBSFCSPiRate
BYUIdaho St.35.0
MassachusettsRhode Island4.1
BYES
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Connecticut
Oklahoma
Syracuse
Texas Tech
UCLA
Vanderbilt
Virginia
Washington St.

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

RankTeamRating
1Georgia135.2
2Alabama131.9
3Ohio St.130.0
4Oklahoma122.1
5Cincinnati119.7
6Iowa St.118.9
7Texas A&M118.9
8Auburn118.4
9Florida116.4
10Ole Miss116.2
11Penn St.115.3
12Oklahoma St.115.2
13Texas115.1
14Notre Dame115.0
15Utah114.9
16Michigan114.4
17Wisconsin113.8
18Iowa113.8
19Clemson113.4
20Arkansas113.3
21Oregon112.9
22Baylor112.8
23West Virginia112.7
24Wake Forest111.9
25NC State111.4
26Kentucky111.1
27Michigan St.110.8
28L S U110.5
29Minnesota110.5
30Miami (Fla.)110.3
31Mississippi St.110.2
32North Carolina110.1
33Arizona St.110.0
34Pittsburgh109.9
35Coastal Carolina109.7
36U S C109.4
37Kansas St.109.3
38Louisiana109.2
39Tennessee109.1
40BYU109.0
41Oregon St.108.8
42Nebraska108.8
43U C L A108.5
44T C U108.5
45Purdue107.7
46Washington107.4
47Virginia105.6
48Florida St.105.0
49Washington St.104.6
50Appalachian St.104.5
51Houston104.4
52Louisville104.1
53SMU104.1
54California103.9
55Stanford103.9
56Boise St.103.8
57Fresno St.103.6
58Nevada103.1
59Virginia Tech103.0
60Liberty102.9
61UCF102.3
62Indiana102.3
63Maryland101.8
64U T S A101.8
65Texas Tech101.5
66Syracuse101.5
67San Diego St.101.4
68Air Force101.4
69Army100.3
70Boston College100.0
71Georgia Tech99.8
72Missouri99.5
73East Carolina98.8
74Colorado98.1
75Miami (Ohio)98.0
76Toledo97.7
77South Carolina97.4
78Rutgers97.3
79U A B96.5
80Ball St.96.5
81Marshall96.2
82Northwestern95.7
83Illinois95.5
84Eastern Michigan94.8
85Western Michigan94.7
86Colorado St.94.6
87Central Michigan94.5
88Tulsa94.2
89San Jose St.94.0
90Florida Atlantic94.0
91Georgia St.93.8
92Tulane93.6
93Memphis93.5
94Utah St.92.7
95Troy92.5
96Western Kentucky92.1
97Buffalo91.9
98South Alabama91.8
99Kent St.91.5
100Arizona91.0
101Hawaii90.8
102Middle Tennessee90.7
103Wyoming90.5
104Navy90.0
105Northern Illinois90.0
106USF88.9
107Ohio86.5
108Georgia Southern86.2
109Duke85.9
110U T E P84.8
111Arkansas St.83.9
112U N L V83.7
113Louisiana Tech83.2
114New Mexico82.6
115Texas St.81.5
116Rice81.5
117North Texas80.6
118Vanderbilt80.1
119UL-Monroe80.0
120Kansas79.2
121Charlotte78.7
122Temple77.7
123Old Dominion76.5
124Bowling Green76.1
125Southern Miss.76.0
126Florida Int’l.75.6
127Akron74.8
128New Mexico St.72.2
129Connecticut68.5
130UMass67.8

PiRate Ratings By Conference

American Athletic Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Cincinnati119.4118.8121.0119.7
Houston104.5103.6105.0104.4
SMU103.8104.0104.5104.1
UCF102.1101.0104.0102.3
East Carolina98.598.199.898.8
Tulsa94.494.294.094.2
Tulane93.792.594.593.6
Memphis93.193.494.093.5
Navy89.989.790.590.0
USF89.088.589.288.9
Temple77.378.477.577.7

AAC Averages96.996.697.697.0


Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Clemson113.1113.0114.1113.4
Wake Forest111.8111.5112.3111.9
NC State111.4111.1111.7111.4
Florida St.104.7105.0105.3105.0
Louisville103.8103.6105.0104.1
Syracuse101.3101.6101.6101.5
Boston College100.0100.0100.0100.0

Coastal Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Miami (Fla.)110.6109.8110.7110.3
North Carolina109.6109.6111.0110.1
Pittsburgh109.6110.2110.0109.9
Virginia105.3106.2105.2105.6
Virginia Tech103.6102.7102.7103.0
Georgia Tech99.899.999.799.8
Duke86.086.785.085.9

ACC Averages105.0105.1105.3105.1


Big 12 Conference
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oklahoma123.0121.3122.1122.1
Iowa St.119.6118.1118.9118.9
Oklahoma St.115.5115.2114.9115.2
Texas116.1114.4114.9115.1
Baylor113.2112.7112.4112.8
West Virginia114.0112.4111.9112.7
Kansas St.109.6109.3108.9109.3
T C U109.4108.0108.2108.5
Texas Tech101.9101.9100.8101.5
Kansas81.579.376.879.2

Big 12 Averages110.4109.3109.0109.5


Big Ten Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Ohio St.129.5129.4131.0130.0
Penn St.114.2114.9116.7115.3
Michigan113.8114.6114.8114.4
Michigan St.110.6110.8111.0110.8
Indiana102.3102.0102.5102.3
Maryland102.8101.5101.1101.8
Rutgers96.498.297.197.3

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Wisconsin113.3113.2114.8113.8
Iowa113.5113.1114.7113.8
Minnesota109.6110.4111.5110.5
Nebraska108.5108.7109.1108.8
Purdue107.1107.0109.0107.7
Northwestern95.796.095.595.7
Illinois95.295.595.895.5

Big Ten Averages108.0108.3108.9108.4


Conference USA
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Marshall95.996.096.796.2
Florida Atlantic93.494.694.094.0
Western Kentucky90.992.592.892.1
Middle Tennessee90.390.591.490.7
Charlotte77.978.979.478.7
Old Dominion76.076.876.876.5
Florida Int’l.75.275.675.975.6

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
U T S A101.4102.1101.9101.8
U A B96.496.696.696.5
U T E P84.585.784.184.8
Louisiana Tech83.683.882.183.2
Rice81.681.581.481.5
North Texas80.680.780.680.6
Southern Miss.75.876.475.776.0

CUSA Averages86.086.586.486.3


FBS Independents
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Notre Dame114.2114.9115.9115.0
BYU109.1108.7109.3109.0
Liberty102.6103.1103.1102.9
Army100.4100.3100.1100.3
New Mexico St.72.573.271.072.2
Connecticut69.169.666.968.5
UMass68.968.366.267.8

Indep. Averages91.091.290.490.8


Mid-American Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Miami (Ohio)99.597.896.898.0
Buffalo92.691.791.591.9
Kent St.91.292.590.991.5
Ohio86.187.086.586.5
Bowling Green76.676.874.876.1
Akron76.274.773.774.8

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Toledo98.297.897.197.7
Ball St.97.397.095.196.5
Eastern Michigan96.294.893.594.8
Western Michigan94.895.293.994.7
Central Michigan95.694.293.794.5
Northern Illinois91.189.789.290.0

MAC Averages91.390.889.790.6


Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Boise St.103.5103.5104.3103.8
Air Force101.1101.3101.9101.4
Colorado St.94.594.594.794.6
Utah St.92.393.192.692.7
Wyoming90.190.590.890.5
New Mexico83.083.181.682.6

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Fresno St.102.5103.8104.7103.6
Nevada102.4103.7103.1103.1
San Diego St.101.7101.4101.2101.4
San Jose St.94.594.593.194.0
Hawaii91.190.890.590.8
U N L V84.183.483.883.7

MWC Averages95.195.395.295.2


Pac-12 Conference
North Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Oregon111.9113.0113.8112.9
Oregon St.108.6108.9109.0108.8
Washington106.6107.8107.8107.4
Washington St.104.1105.1104.6104.6
California101.9105.3104.7103.9
Stanford103.7104.4103.6103.9

South Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Utah114.8115.0115.0114.9
Arizona St.109.6110.2110.3110.0
U S C109.2109.0109.8109.4
U C L A108.3108.6108.7108.5
Colorado98.498.297.798.1
Arizona91.290.991.091.0

Pac-12 Averages105.7106.4106.3106.1


Southeastern Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Georgia134.6135.0136.0135.2
Florida115.9117.0116.4116.4
Kentucky110.4111.8111.1111.1
Tennessee109.1108.8109.3109.1
Missouri99.899.998.899.5
South Carolina97.997.596.997.4
Vanderbilt80.680.179.680.1

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Alabama131.9131.2132.7131.9
Texas A&M118.5119.2118.9118.9
Auburn118.4117.9118.9118.4
Ole Miss116.2116.0116.3116.2
Arkansas113.5113.4113.0113.3
L S U110.0110.8110.8110.5
Mississippi St.110.0110.4110.2110.2

SEC Averages111.9112.1112.1112.0


Sunbelt Conference
East Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Coastal Carolina110.3108.6110.1109.7
Appalachian St.104.1103.8105.6104.5
Georgia St.94.293.593.893.8
Troy92.492.592.792.5
Georgia Southern86.386.685.986.2

West Division
TeamPiRateMeanBiasAverage
Louisiana109.7108.3109.6109.2
South Alabama92.092.091.391.8
Arkansas St.84.184.383.383.9
Texas St.82.780.881.181.5
UL-Monroe80.380.379.280.0

Sun Averages93.693.193.393.3

Conference Ratings

RankConferenceRating
1Southeastern112.0
2Big 12109.5
3Big Ten108.4
4Pac-12106.1
5Atlantic Coast105.1
6American Athletic97.0
7Mountain West95.2
8Sun Belt93.3
9Independents90.8
10Mid-American90.6
11Conference USA86.3

Playoffs and Bowl Projections

BowlTeamTeam
BahamasWestern KentuckyEastern Michigan
CureMemphisGeorgia St.
BocaCoastal CarolinaFlorida Atlantic
New MexicoAir ForceUTEP
IndependenceBYUMarshall
Lending TreeWestern MichiganUL-Monroe
L. A.San Diego St.UCLA
New OrleansUTSALouisiana
Myrtle BeachLibertyCentral Michigan
Famous Idaho PotatoMiami (O)Boise St.
FriscoNevadaUAB
Armed ForcesArmyWashington St.
GasparillaSMUCalifornia
HawaiiHoustonFresno St.
CamelliaNorthern IllinoisAppalachian St.
Quick LaneKent St.Rutgers
MilitaryMiami (Fla.)East Carolina
BirminghamMiddle TenneseeBall St.
First ResponderWyomingSan Jose St.
LibertyTexasAuburn
HolidayVirginia TechArizona St.
Guaranteed RatePurdueWest Virginia
FenwayVirginiaCentral Florida
PinstripeSyracuseWisconsin
Cheez-ItPittsburghIowa St.
AlamoBaylorWashington
Duke’s MayoNorth Carolina St.Mississippi St.
Music CityIowaTennessee
Las VegasPenn St.Oregon St.
Tax Slayer GatorClemsonArkansas
Tony The Tiger SunLouisvilleUSC
ArizonaToledoUtah St.
CitrusMichiganOle Miss
OutbackMinnesotaFlorida
TexasKansas St.Texas A&M
PeachWake ForestKentucky
FiestaNotre DameUtah
RoseOregonMichigan St.
SugarAlabamaOklahoma St.
CottonOklahomaOhio St.
OrangeGeorgiaCincinnati
ChampionshipGeorgiaOklahoma

The First FBS Playoff Ratings Debut Tuesday

The NCAA FBS Playoff Committee releases its first playoff rankings Tuesday night. We expect the first release will have Georgia at number one, and then in either Oklahoma and Alabama at #2 and #3 or vice versa. The fourth spot is the mystery. Will it be Cincinnati? What about the Ohio State/Oregon situation, where the Ducks beat the Buckeyes at the Giant Horseshoe? Then, how will they count Michigan State and Wake Forest, both undefeated Power 5 teams?

If you look at our playoff predictions, you will see Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio St., and Cincinnati for now. Our projections are forward looking, so for now, we call for Georgia to beat Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, and the Playoff Committee unable to find a loophole to place a 2-loss team in the Playoffs with undefeated teams left out. As for Michigan State, they still have to beat Penn State, Ohio State, and either Wisconsin or Minnesota in the Big Ten Championship Game. Wake Forest has to win at Clemson and in the ACC Championship Game. They even face a trap game this week at North Carolina.

For now, we are calling for Cincinnati to win the AAC Championship Game and finish 13-0, but there are two games they will have to win where they could face trouble. Houston may split two games with the Bearcats, and at 12-1, Cinti won’t make the field.

If Ohio State and Oregon both win out, and are both 12-1, both could make the field, if Cincinnati loses. The big wildcard is what happens if Alabama wins out and knocks off Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. Alabama and Georgia would both make the playoffs, and Oklahoma would be number three, assuming they don’t lose to Baylor or Oklahoma State.

In the past, it comes down to six teams by the time the official four are named. There are four more weeks of regular season football to be played, and probably three of the contenders are going to play themselves out of contention before the Conference Championship Games are played.

If you ask us today who the four best teams in college football are, regardless of their won-loss record, we might go with Georgia at number one, Alabama at number two, Oklahoma at number three, and Oregon at number four. And, if the Committee picks these four teams Tuesday night, we will endorse their picks.

January 19, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For January 19, 2020

Division 1 Basketball Games on Sunday

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Canisius

Rider

-0.8

Chicago State

Cal St. Bakersfield

-15.8

Cincinnati

East Carolina

16.9

Fordham

Davidson

-7.4

Illinois State

Loyola (Chi.)

-4.9

Maine

Binghamton

1.8

Marist

Iona

-4.5

Niagara

Siena

-2.2

North Dakota State

North Dakota

7.4

Rutgers

Minnesota

3.9

South Dakota

South Dakota State

-1.3

Southern Illinois

Drake

0.1

UCLA

California

6.5

UMKC

Grand Canyon

3.3

Wake Forest

Boston College

6.7

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