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This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

 

Thursday

October 3

Home

Visitors

PiRate

Mean

Bias

South Alabama

Georgia Southern

-19.4

-15.7

-19.6

East Carolina

Temple

-16.8

-13.6

-18.1

 

 

Friday

October 4

Home

Visitors

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Cincinnati

Central Florida

-0.5

-1.3

-1.4

San Jose St.

New Mexico

5.4

4.3

5.5

 

 

Saturday

October 5

Home

Visitors

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Connecticut

South Florida

-11.8

-8.9

-13.2

Louisville

Boston College

-1.5

-1.7

-2.9

Georgia Tech

North Carolina

-8.7

-10.7

-9.4

West Virginia

Texas

-4.9

-5.3

-5.2

Penn St.

Purdue

18.6

17.5

19.1

Northern Illinois

Ball St.

9.4

8.9

9.9

Army

Tulane

4.0

3.7

3.0

Duke

Pittsburgh

6.1

6.1

6.3

Kansas St.

Baylor

3.4

3.0

3.7

Rutgers

Maryland

-13.8

-13.5

-13.6

Texas Tech

Oklahoma St.

-4.5

-5.0

-5.6

Wisconsin

Kent St.

33.9

33.4

33.2

Central Michigan

Eastern Michigan

-6.7

-6.4

-6.8

Miami (Fla.)

Virginia Tech

11.4

10.5

12.2

Missouri

Troy

25.2

22.5

26.6

New Mexico St.

Liberty

-8.1

-7.0

-8.3

Colorado

Arizona

0.4

0.2

0.4

Colorado St.

San Diego St.

-14.5

-12.5

-14.3

UCLA

Oregon St.

6.4

4.8

6.4

Oregon

California

13.5

13.9

13.7

Stanford

Washington

-6.4

-6.9

-8.1

SMU

Tulsa

15.1

14.3

15.4

Michigan

Iowa

3.7

3.5

3.5

Minnesota

Illinois

15.9

14.4

15.7

UAB

Rice

9.6

9.8

10.5

Nebraska

Northwestern

0.0

1.9

0.5

Tennessee

Georgia

-19.6

-18.2

-22.1

Navy

Air Force

-5.3

-3.8

-6.0

Toledo

Western Michigan

-3.8

-2.3

-2.6

Kansas

Oklahoma

-28.4

-26.5

-28.8

Buffalo

Ohio

-2.7

-1.3

-2.7

Iowa St.

TCU

8.1

5.1

7.5

Ole Miss

Vanderbilt

3.6

4.0

4.5

Middle Tennessee

Marshall

0.2

-0.4

-1.0

Notre Dame

Bowling Green

51.5

50.0

51.8

Georgia St.

Arkansas St.

-4.0

-2.7

-4.6

Old Dominion

Western Kentucky

-4.6

-4.8

-5.8

Florida

Auburn

2.0

1.1

1.7

Florida Int’l.

Massachusetts

25.5

22.9

26.4

Louisiana-Monroe

Memphis

-15.0

-14.4

-16.1

Ohio St.

Michigan St.

20.5

19.9

21.3

LSU

Utah St.

24.0

22.4

21.7

UTEP

UTSA

-4.9

-2.1

-3.7

UNLV

Boise St.

-21.4

-18.8

-22.0

 

There are no FBS vs. FCS Games Scheduled This Week

 

 

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

 

PiRate Ratings

#

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

1

Ohio St.

134.7

133.5

135.5

134.6

2

Alabama

135.4

131.9

136.1

134.4

3

Clemson

131.9

128.8

132.6

131.1

4

Georgia

128.0

126.3

128.6

127.6

5

L S U

126.8

124.2

125.8

125.6

6

Oklahoma

124.8

124.0

124.9

124.6

7

Auburn

122.4

120.5

122.2

121.7

8

Penn St.

121.1

120.0

120.9

120.7

9

Florida

121.5

118.6

120.9

120.3

10

Notre Dame

120.9

119.1

121.0

120.3

11

Wisconsin

119.2

118.7

119.0

119.0

12

Michigan

119.1

117.2

119.3

118.5

13

Utah

118.4

116.9

118.8

118.0

14

Iowa

118.5

116.7

118.8

118.0

15

Michigan St.

117.2

116.6

117.2

117.0

16

Oregon

116.5

116.5

117.6

116.9

17

Missouri

116.6

114.2

116.9

115.9

18

Texas A&M

116.6

115.0

115.1

115.6

19

Washington

113.8

113.5

115.1

114.1

20

Mississippi St.

112.6

108.7

117.6

113.0

21

Texas

112.7

112.8

112.7

112.7

22

Iowa St.

112.3

112.6

112.2

112.4

23

Central Florida

111.8

111.0

112.9

111.9

24

Oklahoma St.

111.3

111.9

111.1

111.4

25

South Carolina

112.0

110.3

111.7

111.3

26

Kansas St.

110.6

110.3

110.4

110.4

27

Washington St.

110.6

109.6

110.7

110.3

28

Baylor

110.2

110.3

109.7

110.1

29

Minnesota

109.9

109.3

108.8

109.3

30

T C U

107.2

110.5

107.7

108.5

31

Arizona St.

108.1

107.5

109.0

108.2

32

Duke

108.2

107.8

108.3

108.1

33

Miami (Fla.)

107.9

107.1

108.8

107.9

34

Cincinnati

108.3

106.7

108.5

107.8

35

Virginia

107.5

107.7

107.6

107.6

36

U S C

106.9

107.7

107.2

107.3

37

Northwestern

107.7

106.9

106.8

107.1

38

Indiana

107.5

106.0

106.6

106.7

39

Boise St.

106.5

105.8

106.8

106.4

40

Syracuse

106.4

105.9

106.4

106.2

41

California

105.9

105.6

106.9

106.1

42

Utah St.

105.8

104.8

107.2

105.9

43

North Carolina

105.4

105.5

106.5

105.8

44

SMU

105.4

105.2

106.6

105.7

45

Purdue

105.6

105.5

104.8

105.3

46

Memphis

105.0

105.0

105.8

105.3

47

Kentucky

106.3

104.7

104.7

105.2

48

Maryland

105.6

105.0

104.6

105.1

49

Nebraska

104.8

105.8

104.3

105.0

50

Pittsburgh

105.1

104.7

105.0

104.9

51

Tennessee

105.3

105.1

103.5

104.6

52

West Virginia

104.9

104.5

104.5

104.6

53

Appalachian St.

105.2

103.8

104.6

104.5

54

Wake Forest

104.4

103.9

105.0

104.4

55

Florida St.

104.2

104.5

104.2

104.3

56

Stanford

104.5

103.6

104.0

104.0

57

Texas Tech

103.8

103.9

102.6

103.4

58

Ole Miss

103.0

102.0

102.5

102.5

59

Arizona

102.4

102.5

102.4

102.4

60

Temple

101.9

100.9

103.0

101.9

61

Vanderbilt

102.4

101.0

101.0

101.5

62

Army

101.4

101.5

101.0

101.3

63

Boston College

100.7

100.6

101.3

100.9

64

Tulane

100.4

100.9

101.0

100.8

65

North Carolina St.

100.4

100.1

100.5

100.3

66

Louisiana

100.1

100.3

100.0

100.1

67

Colorado

99.8

99.7

99.9

99.8

68

Western Michigan

100.1

99.0

99.9

99.7

69

Virginia Tech

99.5

99.6

99.6

99.6

70

BYU

99.5

99.4

99.4

99.4

71

Houston

98.1

99.2

100.8

99.3

72

Hawaii

98.9

100.6

98.3

99.3

73

Fresno St.

98.9

99.5

99.3

99.2

74

Air Force

98.1

99.4

99.0

98.8

75

San Diego St.

98.2

99.9

98.1

98.7

76

U C L A

99.0

98.7

98.2

98.7

77

Wyoming

97.5

99.6

98.1

98.4

78

Arkansas

97.2

98.0

96.6

97.3

79

Illinois

97.0

97.9

96.0

97.0

80

Louisville

96.2

95.9

95.4

95.8

81

Oregon St.

95.7

96.9

94.8

95.8

82

Georgia Southern

95.2

94.5

94.5

94.8

83

Troy

94.4

94.6

93.3

94.1

84

Southern Miss.

94.4

92.6

94.5

93.8

85

Northern Illinois

94.1

93.1

94.3

93.8

86

Toledo

93.3

93.8

94.3

93.8

87

Ohio

93.7

92.8

94.6

93.7

88

Georgia Tech

94.2

92.3

94.6

93.7

89

Kansas

93.5

94.5

93.1

93.7

90

Tulsa

92.8

93.5

93.7

93.3

91

North Texas

92.6

92.2

93.5

92.8

92

Florida Atlantic

92.3

91.8

93.2

92.4

93

Arkansas St.

92.4

92.6

92.3

92.4

94

Marshall

90.7

90.2

91.8

90.9

95

Louisiana Tech

91.0

90.8

90.9

90.9

96

Navy

89.8

92.6

89.9

90.8

97

Eastern Michigan

89.7

90.1

90.4

90.1

98

Florida Int’l.

89.3

88.9

89.4

89.2

99

Liberty

88.6

89.9

88.9

89.1

100

Buffalo

88.6

89.0

89.4

89.0

101

Rutgers

89.3

89.0

88.6

89.0

102

South Florida

88.4

89.4

88.5

88.8

103

Kent St.

88.3

88.3

88.8

88.5

104

U A B

87.6

89.3

88.1

88.4

105

Middle Tennessee

88.4

87.3

88.3

88.0

106

Nevada

87.6

89.3

87.0

88.0

107

Miami (Ohio)

88.3

86.6

88.5

87.8

108

Louisiana-Monroe

87.4

88.2

87.2

87.6

109

Western Kentucky

86.7

87.6

88.2

87.5

110

Ball St.

87.2

86.7

86.9

86.9

111

Coastal Carolina

86.5

87.7

85.9

86.7

112

Charlotte

85.9

86.4

86.2

86.2

113

Georgia St.

86.0

87.3

85.1

86.1

114

San Jose St.

85.0

86.9

84.3

85.4

115

Texas St.

83.5

84.4

83.3

83.7

116

U N L V

82.5

84.5

82.3

83.1

117

New Mexico

82.1

85.1

81.2

82.8

118

East Carolina

82.2

84.2

81.9

82.8

119

Colorado St.

80.6

84.5

80.8

82.0

120

Central Michigan

81.1

81.8

81.6

81.5

121

Rice

80.5

82.0

80.1

80.9

122

Old Dominion

79.6

80.2

79.8

79.9

123

New Mexico St.

77.5

79.9

77.6

78.3

124

Texas-San Antonio

74.5

76.7

74.1

75.1

125

Connecticut

73.6

77.5

72.3

74.5

126

South Alabama

73.3

76.3

72.4

74.0

127

Akron

73.6

73.9

72.8

73.4

128

Bowling Green

72.3

72.0

72.1

72.2

129

U T E P

67.6

72.6

68.4

69.5

130

Massachusetts

66.8

69.0

66.0

67.3

 

 

Conference Power Ratings

#

League

Average

1

SEC

114.0

2

BTen

110.9

3

B12

109.2

4

P12

106.8

5

ACC

105.1

6

AAC

96.9

7

MWC

94.0

8

Ind

92.6

9

SUN

90.4

10

MAC

87.5

11

CUSA

86.1

 

 

Top 5 Group of 5

1

Boise St.

2

Memphis

3

SMU

4

Central Florida

5

Hawaii

 

 

PiRate Ratings By Conference

 

American Athletic Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

AAC

Overall

Central Florida

111.8

111.0

112.9

111.9

1-0

4-1

Cincinnati

108.3

106.7

108.5

107.8

0-0

3-1

Temple

101.9

100.9

103.0

101.9

0-0

3-1

South Florida

88.4

89.4

88.5

88.8

0-1

1-3

East Carolina

82.2

84.2

81.9

82.8

0-1

3-2

Connecticut

73.6

77.5

72.3

74.5

0-1

1-3

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

AAC

Overall

SMU

105.4

105.2

106.6

105.7

1-0

5-0

Memphis

105.0

105.0

105.8

105.3

1-0

4-0

Tulane

100.4

100.9

101.0

100.8

1-0

3-1

Houston

98.1

99.2

100.8

99.3

0-1

2-3

Tulsa

92.8

93.5

93.7

93.3

0-0

2-2

Navy

89.8

92.6

89.9

90.8

1-1

2-1

AAC Averages

96.5

97.2

97.1

96.9

 

 

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

ACC

Overall

Clemson

131.9

128.8

132.6

131.1

3-0

5-0

Syracuse

106.4

105.9

106.4

106.2

0-1

3-2

Wake Forest

104.4

103.9

105.0

104.4

1-0

5-0

Florida St.

104.2

104.5

104.2

104.3

2-1

3-2

Boston College

100.7

100.6

101.3

100.9

1-1

3-2

North Carolina St.

100.4

100.1

100.5

100.3

0-1

3-2

Louisville

96.2

95.9

95.4

95.8

0-1

2-2

 

 

Coastal Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

ACC

Overall

Duke

108.2

107.8

108.3

108.1

1-0

3-1

Miami (Fla.)

107.9

107.1

108.8

107.9

0-1

2-2

Virginia

107.5

107.7

107.6

107.6

2-0

4-1

North Carolina

105.4

105.5

106.5

105.8

1-1

2-3

Pittsburgh

105.1

104.7

105.0

104.9

0-1

3-2

Virginia Tech

99.5

99.6

99.6

99.6

0-2

2-2

Georgia Tech

94.2

92.3

94.6

93.7

0-1

1-3

ACC Averages

105.1

104.6

105.4

105.1

 

 

 

Big 12 Conference

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

B12

Overall

Oklahoma

124.8

124.0

124.9

124.6

1-0

4-0

Texas

112.7

112.8

112.7

112.7

1-0

3-1

Iowa St.

112.3

112.6

112.2

112.4

0-1

2-2

Oklahoma St.

111.3

111.9

111.1

111.4

1-1

4-1

Kansas St.

110.6

110.3

110.4

110.4

0-1

3-1

Baylor

110.2

110.3

109.7

110.1

1-0

4-0

T C U

107.2

110.5

107.7

108.5

1-0

3-1

West Virginia

104.9

104.5

104.5

104.6

1-0

3-1

Texas Tech

103.8

103.9

102.6

103.4

0-1

2-2

Kansas

93.5

94.5

93.1

93.7

0-2

2-3

Big 12 Averages

109.1

109.5

108.9

109.2

 

 

 

Big Ten Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

BTen

Overall

Ohio St.

134.7

133.5

135.5

134.6

2-0

5-0

Penn St.

121.1

120.0

120.9

120.7

1-0

4-0

Michigan

119.1

117.2

119.3

118.5

1-1

3-1

Michigan St.

117.2

116.6

117.2

117.0

2-0

4-1

Indiana

107.5

106.0

106.6

106.7

0-2

3-2

Maryland

105.6

105.0

104.6

105.1

0-1

2-2

Rutgers

89.3

89.0

88.6

89.0

0-2

1-3

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

BTen

Overall

Wisconsin

119.2

118.7

119.0

119.0

2-0

4-0

Iowa

118.5

116.7

118.8

118.0

1-0

4-0

Minnesota

109.9

109.3

108.8

109.3

1-0

4-0

Northwestern

107.7

106.9

106.8

107.1

0-2

1-3

Purdue

105.6

105.5

104.8

105.3

0-1

1-3

Nebraska

104.8

105.8

104.3

105.0

1-1

3-2

Illinois

97.0

97.9

96.0

97.0

0-1

2-2

Big Ten Averages

111.2

110.6

110.8

110.9

 

 

 

Conference USA

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

CUSA

Overall

Florida Atlantic

92.3

91.8

93.2

92.4

1-0

3-2

Marshall

90.7

90.2

91.8

90.9

0-0

2-2

Florida Int’l.

89.3

88.9

89.4

89.2

0-2

1-3

Middle Tennessee

88.4

87.3

88.3

88.0

0-0

1-3

Western Kentucky

86.7

87.6

88.2

87.5

2-0

2-2

Charlotte

85.9

86.4

86.2

86.2

0-1

2-3

Old Dominion

79.6

80.2

79.8

79.9

0-0

1-3

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

CUSA

Overall

Southern Miss.

94.4

92.6

94.5

93.8

1-0

3-2

North Texas

92.6

92.2

93.5

92.8

1-0

2-3

Louisiana Tech

91.0

90.8

90.9

90.9

2-0

4-1

U A B

87.6

89.3

88.1

88.4

0-1

3-1

Rice

80.5

82.0

80.1

80.9

0-1

0-5

Texas-San Antonio

74.5

76.7

74.1

75.1

0-1

1-3

U T E P

67.6

72.6

68.4

69.5

0-1

1-3

CUSA Averages

85.8

86.3

86.2

86.1

 

 

 

FBS Independents

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

Conf.

Overall

Notre Dame

120.9

119.1

121.0

120.3

x

3-1

Army

101.4

101.5

101.0

101.3

x

3-1

BYU

99.5

99.4

99.4

99.4

x

2-3

Liberty

88.6

89.9

88.9

89.1

x

3-2

New Mexico St.

77.5

79.9

77.6

78.3

x

0-5

Massachusetts

66.8

69.0

66.0

67.3

x

1-4

Indep. Averages

92.4

93.1

92.3

92.6

 

 

 

Mid-American Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MAC

Overall

Ohio

93.7

92.8

94.6

93.7

0-0

1-3

Buffalo

88.6

89.0

89.4

89.0

0-1

2-3

Kent St.

88.3

88.3

88.8

88.5

1-0

2-2

Miami (Ohio)

88.3

86.6

88.5

87.8

1-0

2-3

Akron

73.6

73.9

72.8

73.4

0-1

0-5

Bowling Green

72.3

72.0

72.1

72.2

0-1

1-3

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MAC

Overall

Western Michigan

100.1

99.0

99.9

99.7

1-0

3-2

Northern Illinois

94.1

93.1

94.3

93.8

0-0

1-3

Toledo

93.3

93.8

94.3

93.8

0-0

3-1

Eastern Michigan

89.7

90.1

90.4

90.1

0-0

3-1

Ball St.

87.2

86.7

86.9

86.9

0-0

1-3

Central Michigan

81.1

81.8

81.6

81.5

1-1

2-3

MAC Averages

87.5

87.3

87.8

87.5

 

 

 

Mountain West Conference

Mountain Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MWC

Overall

Boise St.

106.5

105.8

106.8

106.4

1-0

4-0

Utah St.

105.8

104.8

107.2

105.9

2-0

3-1

Air Force

98.1

99.4

99.0

98.8

1-1

3-1

Wyoming

97.5

99.6

98.1

98.4

1-0

4-1

New Mexico

82.1

85.1

81.2

82.8

0-0

2-2

Colorado St.

80.6

84.5

80.8

82.0

0-1

1-4

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MWC

Overall

Hawaii

98.9

100.6

98.3

99.3

1-0

4-1

Fresno St.

98.9

99.5

99.3

99.2

0-0

2-2

San Diego St.

98.2

99.9

98.1

98.7

0-1

3-1

Nevada

87.6

89.3

87.0

88.0

0-1

3-2

San Jose St.

85.0

86.9

84.3

85.4

0-1

2-2

U N L V

82.5

84.5

82.3

83.1

0-1

1-3

MWC Averages

93.5

95.0

93.5

94.0

 

 

 

Pac-12 Conference

North Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

P12

Overall

Oregon

116.5

116.5

117.6

116.9

1-0

3-1

Washington

113.8

113.5

115.1

114.1

1-1

4-1

Washington St.

110.6

109.6

110.7

110.3

0-2

3-2

California

105.9

105.6

106.9

106.1

1-1

4-1

Stanford

104.5

103.6

104.0

104.0

1-2

2-3

Oregon St.

95.7

96.9

94.8

95.8

0-1

1-3

 

 

South Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

P12

Overall

Utah

118.4

116.9

118.8

118.0

1-1

4-1

Arizona St.

108.1

107.5

109.0

108.2

1-1

4-1

U S C

106.9

107.7

107.2

107.3

2-1

3-2

Arizona

102.4

102.5

102.4

102.4

1-0

3-1

Colorado

99.8

99.7

99.9

99.8

1-0

3-1

U C L A

99.0

98.7

98.2

98.7

1-1

1-4

Pac-12 Averages

106.8

106.6

107.1

106.8

 

 

 

Southeastern Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SEC

Overall

Georgia

128.0

126.3

128.6

127.6

1-0

4-0

Florida

121.5

118.6

120.9

120.3

3-0

5-0

Missouri

116.6

114.2

116.9

115.9

1-0

3-1

South Carolina

112.0

110.3

111.7

111.3

1-2

2-3

Kentucky

106.3

104.7

104.7

105.2

0-3

2-3

Tennessee

105.3

105.1

103.5

104.6

0-1

1-3

Vanderbilt

102.4

101.0

101.0

101.5

0-2

1-3

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SEC

Overall

Alabama

135.4

131.9

136.1

134.4

2-0

5-0

L S U

126.8

124.2

125.8

125.6

1-0

4-0

Auburn

122.4

120.5

122.2

121.7

2-0

5-0

Texas A&M

116.6

115.0

115.1

115.6

1-1

3-2

Mississippi St.

112.6

108.7

117.6

113.0

1-1

3-2

Ole Miss

103.0

102.0

102.5

102.5

1-1

2-3

Arkansas

97.2

98.0

96.6

97.3

0-2

2-3

SEC Averages

114.7

112.9

114.5

114.0

 

 

 

Sunbelt Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SBC

Overall

Appalachian St.

105.2

103.8

104.6

104.5

1-0

4-0

Georgia Southern

95.2

94.5

94.5

94.8

0-1

1-3

Troy

94.4

94.6

93.3

94.1

0-1

2-2

Coastal Carolina

86.5

87.7

85.9

86.7

0-1

3-2

Georgia St.

86.0

87.3

85.1

86.1

0-1

2-2

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SBC

Overall

Louisiana

100.1

100.3

100.0

100.1

1-0

4-1

Arkansas St.

92.4

92.6

92.3

92.4

1-0

3-2

Louisiana-Monroe

87.4

88.2

87.2

87.6

1-0

2-2

Texas St.

83.5

84.4

83.3

83.7

1-0

2-3

South Alabama

73.3

76.3

72.4

74.0

0-1

1-4

SBC Averages

90.4

91.0

89.9

90.4

 

 

Bowls and Playoffs Projections

 

Bowl

Conf

Conf

Team

Team

Bahamas

MAC

CUSA

Western Michigan

Florida Atlantic

Frisco

AAC

At-large

SMU

[UAB]

Cure

AAC

SBC

Temple

Georgia Southern

New Mexico

CUSA

MWC

Louisiana Tech

Fresno St.

Boca Raton

AAC

MAC

Central Florida

Toledo

Camellia

MAC

SBC

Central Michigan

Arkansas St.

Las Vegas

MWC #1

Pac-12

Hawaii

Washington St.

New Orleans

CUSA

SBC #1

Marshall

Louisiana

Gasparilla

AAC

CUSA

Memphis

Southern Miss.

Hawaii

BYU/MWC

AAC

BYU

Tulane

Independence

ACC

SEC

Florida St.

[West.  Kentucky]

Quick Lane

ACC

Big Ten

North Carolina

Indiana

Military

ACC

AAC

Syracuse

East Carolina

Pinstripe

ACC

Big Ten

Pittsburgh

Michigan St.

Texas

Big 12

SEC

TCU

Mississippi St.

Holiday

Pac-12

Big Ten

Oregon

Michigan

Cheez-It

Big 12

Pac-12

Baylor

Arizona

Camping World

ACC

Big 12

Virginia

Iowa St.

Cotton

At-large

At-large

Boise St.

LSU

First Responder

CUSA

Big 12

North Texas

[Wyoming]

Redbox

Pac-12

Big Ten

Arizona St.

Nebraska

Music City

SEC

ACC

[Miami (O)]

Wake Forest

Orange

ACC

BTen/SEC

Notre Dame

Alabama

Belk

ACC

SEC

Duke

[Army]

Sun

ACC

Pac-12

Miami (Fla.)

Colorado

Liberty

Big 12

SEC

Kansas St.

[Boston College]

Arizona

SBC

MWC

Troy

San Diego St.

Alamo

Big 12

Pac-12

Oklahoma St.

Utah

Citrus

SEC

BTen/ACC

Florida

Iowa

Outback

Big Ten

SEC

Penn St.

Texas A&M

Rose

Big Ten

Pac-12

Wisconsin

Washington

Sugar

Big 12

SEC

Texas

Auburn

Birmingham

AAC

SEC

Cincinnati

[North Carolina St.]

Taxslayer/Gator

SEC

Big Ten

Kentucky

Minnesota

Idaho Potato

MAC

MWC

Ohio

Utah St.

Armed Forces

Big Ten

MWC

[California]

Air Force

Dollar General

MAC

SBC

Eastern Michigan

Appalachian St.

FBS PLAYOFFS

Fiesta

Top 4

Top 4

Ohio St.

Georgia

Peach

Top 4

Top 4

Oklahoma

Clemson

Champsionship

Fiesta

Peach

Ohio St.

Oklahoma

Teams in [Brackets] are at-large selections

 

The Bowl Conundrum

 

One full month into the season, and the Playoff Committee and Bowl Committees look to be having opposite issues.

There are multiple strong teams left in the Playoff picture, more than in any year since the FBS Playoffs began.  With Clemson, Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and even Wake Forest, Minnesota, and Baylor still alive as Power 5 Undefeated teams, and with one-loss teams like Washington, Oregon, Utah, Texas, and Notre Dame still holding slim hopes,  the Playoff Committee will have multiple teams to choose just four.  It could be that this is the year where it becomes evident that at least six and maybe eight teams should be included in the Playoffs.

On the other end of the spectrum, many bowl committees are looking at the probability that they will need to secure an at-large team participant.  Chief among these bowl problems are the bottom group of SEC contractual games.  You will see the problem as we go conference by conference.  Some of the SEC bowls are going to have to make do with inferior substitutes.  These bowl might petition the NCAA to expand the playoffs so that they don’t have to seek out 6-6 teams from Group of 5 conferences for at-large inclusion in their games.

American Athletic

With Central Florida now on the outside looking in for the New Year’s Six Bowl Bid, Memphis and SMU are still undefeated, but neither team ranks near Boise State.  One of these three would have to finish ahead of Boise State and win the AAC Championship Game in order to sneak into the Cotton Bowl.

As of today, it looks like the AAC will have seven bowl eligible teams for seven bowls.  Two from a group that includes Tulane, East Carolina, Tulsa, Navy, or Houston should sneak in at 6-6.

Atlantic Coast 

Even with the close scare, Clemson stays in strong contention for the Playoffs.  Their schedule is the easiest of all the contenders, and this should give the Tigers a better than 50-50 chance of running the table to 13-0.  The problem is their strength of schedule might knock them down all the way to fourth place in the seedings.  If CU loses a game, they might be headed to the Orange Bowl instead of the Playoffs.

Including Notre Dame with the ACC bowl contracts, this looks like a league that will have 12 bowl eligible teams.  If Clemson makes the Playoffs, Notre Dame could easily take the Orange Bowl bid, moving the Coastal Division Champion to the Camping World Bowl.

The ACC will almost assuredly send one extra team to fill a vacant bowl slot, and as of today, we believe two extra bowl eligible teams will become at-large participants.  Since the Birmingham Bowl has a secondary agreement with this league, the number 11 bowl team will go here.  The number 12 bowl team should fill another vacant SEC slot.

Big 12

At this point of the season, we cannot find a probable loss for Oklahoma, so we are including them in the Playoffs as a 13-0 team.  There could be a major logjam for the number two spot in the Big 12 Championship Game.  The rest of the league is rather close in talent, and it would not surprise us to see as many as four teams finishing with 6-3 conference records.  In our scenario today, we show Iowa State winning the tiebreaker between four 6-3 teams.

With Oklahoma picked to make the playoffs, there will not be enough bowl eligible teams to satisfy this league’s allotments.  The First Responders Bowl has gotten used to having to look for an at-large participant, and they will more than likely look to the Mountain West for the second season in a row.

Big Ten

This conference always provides headaches at PiRate Bowl Selection Central.  There are more rules involving this conference than any other.  First, there is a  possibility that the Big Ten can have a team in the Orange Bowl, but if not, then they are guaranteed a spot in the Citrus Bowl.  Then, there is a choice between the Gator and Music City Bowls; this year, it is almost a metaphysical certitude that a Big Ten team will go to the Gator Bowl rather than the Music City Bowl.  

Then, the rest of the bowls in the Big Ten contractual lineup have rules where teams that have played in their game in the last five years will not be invited.  The higher up on the pecking order, the more strict this rule is.  The lower bowls still require five different teams in a six-year period.

This is where we had to move around some teams to guarantee the rules were followed.  First, Ohio State looks like the number one team in the nation so far.  We have the Buckeyes winning out, which includes topping Wisconsin twice, as well as Michigan State, Michigan, and Penn State.

The best from Wisconsin, Penn State, and Iowa will then slide into the Rose Bowl, while the second best will be up for consideration in the Orange Bowl.  If Notre Dame takes that Orange Bowl spot, then that third best team slips to the Citrus Bowl.

Placing Wisconsin in the Rose, it works to have Iowa in the Citrus Bowl, because the Citrus Bowl does not want to see Michigan, Minnesota, or Penn State this year.

The Outback is next in the pecking order, and they get to veto Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, and Wisconsin.  We placed Penn State there.

Next up is the Holiday Bowl.  They just say no to Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Northwestern.  That’s just fine for the boys from A2–place Michigan in this one.

The Gator gets the next bowl team, and since the Music City Bowl has been taking Big Ten teams in recent years, this is good for the Taxslayer people that will choose their representative.  Only Penn State and Iowa are off the board here, and they will be taken by this time.  The Gator can then choose Minnesota.

Next up is the Pinstripe Bowl in the Bronx, and they have an embargo on Indiana, Iowa, Northwestern, Penn State, and Wisconsin.  Michigan State should be available for this pick, and Sparty will be a good fit with their grind it out style outdoors at Yankee Stadium in late December.

The Redbox Bowl is going to be in a little predicament at this point.  We figure that all that will be left for this bowl are 6-6 Nebraska and 6-6 Indiana.  Both teams have played in this bowl, as the Redbox people would prefer not to see Nebraska, Indiana, Maryland, Purdue, and Michigan State.  This is where the five teams in six years rule will have to be exercised, because we expect only the Cornhuskers and Hoosiers to be left.  We’re giving the call to Nebraska.

That will leave Indiana for the Quick Lane Bowl.  The Armed Forces Bowl is just like the First Responders Bowl; rarely does this bowl get its Big Ten/Big 12 representative.

Conference USA 

UAB’s loss Saturday to Western Kentucky basically eliminated this league from NY6 Bowl contention.  CUSA has five bowl contracts, but seven teams should be bowl eligible at the end of the year.  This league has a secondary agreement with the Frisco Bowl, and we expect the Frisco Bowl to invite a CUSA team.

CUSA also has a secondary agreement with the Independence Bowl, and there should be a final bowl eligible team to satisfy this agreement.  CUSA may actually decide to send a stronger team to Shreveport to play an ACC opponent and slide a 6-6 team into a regularly contracted bowl.

Independents

We are not including Notre Dame here, as they are able to secure an ACC bowl bid.  There should be three additional bowl eligible teams among the Independents.  First, if BYU is bowl eligible, the Cougars are guaranteed a spot in the Hawaii Bowl.  It looks like BYU could finish 6-6, so their reward for Christmas will be an escape from the snowy Utah mountains to beautiful sunny weather on the beach.

Army most definitely will be bowl eligible.  They automatically bring their corps of cadets with them, so Uncle Sam will financially secure the bowl game that invites our heroes from West Point.

Liberty could finish as strong as 8-4, but the Flames will have two FCS wins to get there.  Because they only have a secondary agreement with the Cure Bowl, and because the Cure Bowl should be able to place its regular contracted teams in their game, Liberty is likely to be left out this year.

Mid-American

This is another league where there are always more bowl eligible teams than there are bowls.  Usually, multiple 6-6 teams stay home for the holidays, and this year, there could be a trio of them.

The MAC has five main bowl agreements, and the Frisco Bowl can choose a sixth team.  With CUSA having extra teams this year, it is our belief that the Frisco Bowl will choose a team closer to the Metroplex in Texas.

What that means is that eight teams will be competing for five bowl spots.  We believe that Miami of Ohio, Kent State, and Buffalo could all finish 6-6, and there might be room for just one of these teams to sneak in as an at-large team somewhere in the South.  Miami of Ohio and Buffalo sell about the same number of tickets to home games, but Miami is a bigger name in football history.  We believe the Red Hawks would be the top choice in this 6-6 triad.

Mountain West

Could this be the year Boise State runs the table for the first time since 2009?  The Broncos look to be stronger than they have been in the last four years.  Their schedule still has some trap games, but for now, we will move Boise to the NY6 Bowl, which should be the Cotton Bowl.

All told, it looks like there could be eight bowl eligible teams this year, and with Boise taking the extra bid, there should be room for seven conference bowl teams.  It is likely that one 6-6 team will be left out, because one of the at-large bowl games will already have a MWC team in it.  If BYU were to go 5-7 and not earn the Hawaii Bowl trip, then that final bowl eligible team will have a slot.

Pac-12

For all practical purposes, the Conference of Champions will not produce a national champion again this year, and it is most unlikely that the league champ will make it to the Playoffs.  So, this conference is playing for the Rose Bowl.

When California quarterback Chase Garbers went down with an injury Friday night, and Arizona State rallied to knock off the Bears in Berkeley, it left no undefeated teams in this league.  The winner of the Washington-Oregon game is now a strong bet to win the North Division title. 

As for the South, it is as scrambled as ever.  Utah still looks like the best of the bunch, but the Utes’ offense is not the type to put teams away.  USC exposed their defense with crisp passing and some fortunate underthrows.  Utah may have the best chance to go 7-2, but the South could easily finish in a tie for first with teams that go 6-3 in league play.

The Pac-12 has seven bowl contracts, and it looks like this year there will be eight bowl eligible teams.  The team that does not make the regular group will become the number one choice for a bowl in the Lone Star State.

Southeastern

And now, we come to the major issues.  This league’s lesser bowls are sweating it out today.  There are five incredibly strong teams, and five incredibly weak teams.  Of the remaining four, one is not bowl eligible, and one is going to struggle to get to 6-6, 7-5 at best.

Let’s start with the good news.  Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Auburn, and Florida are all top ten teams.  If the season ended today, Alabama, Georgia, and Auburn would have to be considered top four teams and placed in the Playoffs.  

Eventually, these teams will beat up on each other.  It is possible that all five will suffer a loss before the end of November.  Do you punish this league for having five of the best eight teams in the nation?  Of course not!  The winner of the SEC Championship Game will make the playoffs.  The problem is that it will be really shoddy politics if the Selection Committee takes a second one-loss team for the Playoffs if there are three other undefeated teams like defending national champion Clemson, potentially number one Ohio State, and potentially number two Oklahoma.

So, let’s just say that Auburn goes 7-1/11-1 with the loss to LSU.  Alabama goes 7-1/11-1 with the loss to Auburn.  LSU goes 7-1/11-1 with the loss to Alabama.  Meanwhile Florida falls to Auburn, LSU, and Georgia to be the best three-loss team in a generation.  Georgia also goes 7-1/11-1 with the loss to Auburn.

In the SEC Championship Game, Georgia gets revenge and beats Auburn to claim the number four seed in the Playoffs.  Meanwhile Auburn gets the Sugar Bowl bid, while Alabama gets the Orange Bowl bid.  The Cotton Bowl takes LSU.

Now, there are at most four additional bowl eligible teams from the SEC.  First up the Citrus Bowl gets their choice from among Florida, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Kentucky.  We all know who they would take in this scenrio, and the 9-3 Gators are now off the board.

The Outback , Texas, and Gator bowls would then combine to take Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Kentucky in that order.  Since Missouri is on probation, there are no other bowl eligible teams, as Arkansas, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt will fall short.

Guess who else falls short?  There are no remaining teams for the Belk, Liberty, Music City, Birmingham, and Independence Bowls.  Yes!  Five bowls will have to find alternate participants. 

The Birmingham Bowl has a secondary agreement with the ACC, and they will get the #11 team, most likely a 6-6 squad.  The Independence Bowl has a secondary agreement with CUSA, and there should be an extra bowl eligible team for that one.

The best bet for an empty slot in the Belk Bowl might be Army.  The Cadets will invade Charlotte, and that bowl will have a lot of filled seats, especially if the opponent is a team from North Carolina like the Tar Heels, Blue Devils, Demon Deacons, or Wolfpack.

Alas, the two Volunteer State bowls will be hurting.  The Liberty and Music City Bowls will have to find somebody from among the sea of lesser 6-6 teams.  Because the Music City Bowl will have an ACC team, the #12 ACC bowl eligible team will go to Memphis and play in the Liberty Bowl.  That leaves the Music City Bowl looking at one of those three 6-6 MAC teams.  Our guess is that Miami of Ohio would be their choice in this situation, unless the folks at Franklin American Mortgage can do a backroom deal to get a better MAC team and send that 6-6 MAC team to the Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.

Sun Belt

It looks like the Sun Belt will have five bowl eligible teams, and there will be room for all five, since this league has five for sure contracts plus an additional supplemental one.  Louisiana and Appalachian State look like the two top powers, but Arkansas State is still a potential division winner in the West.  Troy should be the number four team, while the fifth one should be either Georgia Southern or Louisiana-Monroe.

 

 

 

September 22, 2019

PiRate College Football Ratings: September 23, 2019

This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Thursday

September 26

Home

Visitors

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Memphis

Navy

18.1

15.0

19.5

 

 

Friday

September 27

Home

Visitors

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Virginia Tech

Duke

1.3

1.8

1.6

Maryland

Penn St.

-4.3

-3.8

-4.7

Air Force

San Jose St.

15.5

14.7

17.1

 

 

Saturday

September 28

Home

Visitors

PiRate

Mean

Bias

California

Arizona St.

3.6

4.3

4.2

Wisconsin

Northwestern

15.0

15.7

16.3

Boston College

Wake Forest

-0.5

-0.1

-0.5

Central Florda

Connecticut

40.6

35.9

43.0

Western Michigan

Central Michigan

21.3

19.4

21.0

South Florida

SMU

-8.6

-7.4

-9.3

Miami (O)

Buffalo

1.9

-0.6

1.1

Temple

Georgia Tech

6.9

7.7

7.4

Florida St.

North Carolina St.

3.6

4.0

3.2

Baylor

Iowa St.

0.7

0.6

0.3

Toledo

BYU

-6.0

-5.6

-5.3

Massachusetts

Akron

-8.8

-6.7

-9.2

Michigan

Rutgers

28.4

26.4

29.1

Purdue

Minnesota

-0.9

-0.2

0.1

Georgia Southern

Louisiana

0.9

0.0

0.5

Iowa

Middle Tennessee

28.3

27.3

28.4

Wyoming

UNLV

13.1

13.0

13.5

Utah

Washington St.

6.7

5.9

6.6

New Mexico St.

Fresno St.

-20.3

-18.4

-21.1

Nevada

Hawaii

-0.4

-0.2

0.0

Oregon St.

Stanford

-6.5

-4.2

-7.5

Michigan St.

Indiana

13.4

14.6

14.9

North Carolina

Clemson

-29.2

-25.6

-29.3

South Carolina

Kentucky

6.3

6.0

7.4

Alabama

Ole Miss

37.1

34.3

39.1

Vanderbilt

Northern Illinois

10.6

10.5

9.3

TCU

Kansas

12.0

14.2

12.4

Oklahoma St.

Kansas St.

1.1

1.9

0.6

Auburn

Mississippi St.

7.0

9.2

7.0

Oklahoma

Texas Tech

19.7

18.6

20.6

Charlotte

Florida Atlantic

-0.3

1.1

-0.5

Notre Dame

Virginia

16.6

14.2

16.8

Appalachian St.

Coastal Carolina

21.0

17.9

21.1

Marshall

Cincinnati

-9.3

-8.2

-8.2

Old Dominion

East Carolina

0.3

-1.3

1.3

Liberty

New Mexico

9.2

7.3

10.5

Troy

Arkansas St.

7.7

8.1

7.2

Louisiana-Monroe

South Alabama

17.0

14.5

18.1

Southern Miss.

UTEP

31.1

23.6

30.8

Rice

Louisiana Tech

-8.9

-7.3

-9.8

Western Kentucky

UAB

1.7

0.4

2.2

Utah St.

Colorado St.

29.1

24.3

30.4

Nebraska

Ohio St.

-22.5

-19.6

-23.7

North Texas

Houston

0.8

-0.6

-0.8

Texas A&M (n)

Arkansas

23.8

21.2

23.3

Washington

USC

9.5

8.0

10.1

Arizona

UCLA

6.6

7.1

8.0

 

FBS vs. FCS

Home

Visitor

PiRate

Syracuse

Holy Cross

35

Pittsburgh

Delaware

29

Florida

Towson St.

36

 

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

PiRate Ratings

#

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

1

Alabama

136.1

132.5

137.2

135.2

2

Clemson

134.9

131.6

135.8

134.1

3

Ohio St.

132.2

130.7

132.9

131.9

4

Georgia

127.7

126.0

128.3

127.3

5

L S U

126.5

123.9

125.5

125.3

6

Oklahoma

122.6

121.7

122.5

122.3

7

Notre Dame

121.0

119.0

121.2

120.4

8

Florida

121.4

118.5

120.8

120.2

9

Wisconsin

119.6

119.3

119.7

119.5

10

Auburn

119.2

117.4

118.8

118.5

11

Michigan St.

117.7

117.3

118.0

117.7

12

Texas A&M

118.3

116.6

117.0

117.3

13

Oregon

116.2

116.2

117.3

116.6

14

Michigan

117.1

115.0

117.2

116.4

15

Penn St.

116.7

115.6

116.3

116.2

16

Utah

116.5

114.8

116.7

116.0

17

Missouri

116.3

113.9

116.6

115.6

18

Iowa

116.0

114.0

116.1

115.3

19

Washington

113.6

113.1

114.7

113.8

20

Mississippi St.

115.2

111.2

114.8

113.7

21

Washington St.

112.8

112.0

113.1

112.6

22

Iowa St.

112.4

112.7

112.3

112.5

23

Texas

112.4

112.5

112.4

112.4

24

Kansas St.

112.1

111.8

112.1

112.0

25

Central Florida

111.5

110.7

112.6

111.6

26

Oklahoma St.

110.1

110.7

109.7

110.2

27

South Carolina

110.8

109.0

110.4

110.1

28

Baylor

110.1

110.2

109.6

110.0

29

Minnesota

109.7

109.0

108.3

109.0

30

Maryland

109.4

108.8

108.6

108.9

31

California

107.6

107.5

108.9

108.0

32

Miami (Fla.)

107.6

106.8

108.5

107.6

33

U S C

107.1

108.1

107.6

107.6

34

Virginia

107.4

107.8

107.4

107.5

35

Nebraska

106.7

108.0

106.3

107.0

36

Arizona St.

107.0

106.2

107.6

107.0

37

Northwestern

107.6

106.6

106.4

106.9

38

Kentucky

107.5

106.0

106.0

106.5

39

Utah St.

106.3

105.3

107.7

106.4

40

Indiana

107.3

105.6

106.1

106.3

41

Pittsburgh

106.3

105.9

106.2

106.1

42

Syracuse

106.3

105.8

106.3

106.1

43

Boise St.

106.2

105.5

106.5

106.1

44

T C U

104.8

108.1

105.1

106.0

45

Purdue

105.8

105.8

105.3

105.6

46

Texas Tech

105.9

106.1

104.9

105.6

47

Memphis

105.3

105.1

106.4

105.6

48

Duke

105.5

105.0

105.4

105.3

49

Cincinnati

105.4

103.8

105.5

104.9

50

Appalachian St.

105.3

103.7

104.8

104.6

51

Stanford

105.0

104.0

104.8

104.6

52

Tennessee

105.0

104.8

103.2

104.3

53

Wake Forest

104.3

103.8

104.9

104.3

54

West Virginia

104.6

104.2

104.2

104.3

55

Virginia Tech

103.7

103.9

104.0

103.9

56

SMU

102.9

102.7

103.9

103.2

57

North Carolina

102.7

103.0

103.6

103.1

58

Arizona

102.5

102.7

102.8

102.7

59

Florida St.

102.6

102.8

102.4

102.6

60

North Carolina St.

102.0

101.8

102.3

102.0

61

Vanderbilt

102.6

101.3

101.3

101.7

62

Ole Miss

102.0

101.1

101.1

101.4

63

Army

101.2

101.3

100.8

101.1

64

Boston College

100.8

100.7

101.4

101.0

65

BYU

100.9

100.9

101.0

100.9

66

Tulane

100.2

100.7

100.8

100.6

67

Temple

100.4

99.4

101.4

100.4

68

Fresno St.

99.7

100.3

100.4

100.1

69

Western Michigan

100.4

99.2

100.4

100.0

70

Colorado

99.5

99.4

99.6

99.5

71

Louisiana

98.7

98.9

98.5

98.7

72

Air Force

97.8

99.0

98.7

98.5

73

San Diego St.

97.9

99.6

97.8

98.4

74

U C L A

98.9

98.5

97.8

98.4

75

Houston

96.1

97.2

98.7

97.3

76

Illinois

96.7

97.6

95.7

96.7

77

Georgia Southern

96.6

95.9

96.0

96.2

78

Kansas

95.9

96.9

95.7

96.2

79

Wyoming

95.2

97.2

95.6

96.0

80

Hawaii

95.7

97.3

94.9

96.0

81

Troy

95.8

96.1

94.9

95.6

82

Arkansas

95.5

96.4

94.7

95.6

83

Georgia Tech

96.0

94.1

96.5

95.5

84

Oregon St.

95.5

96.8

94.3

95.5

85

Louisville

95.9

95.6

95.1

95.5

86

North Texas

94.9

94.5

95.9

95.1

87

Southern Miss.

95.2

93.0

95.5

94.6

88

Marshall

93.6

93.1

94.8

93.8

89

Northern Illinois

93.9

92.8

94.0

93.6

90

Ohio

93.5

92.6

94.4

93.5

91

Tulsa

92.6

93.3

93.5

93.1

92

Toledo

91.9

92.3

92.7

92.3

93

South Florida

91.3

92.3

91.6

91.7

94

Louisiana Tech

91.5

91.3

91.7

91.5

95

Rutgers

91.7

91.6

91.1

91.5

96

Nevada

90.8

92.6

90.4

91.3

97

Navy

90.1

93.1

89.9

91.1

98

Arkansas St.

91.0

91.1

90.7

90.9

99

Florida Atlantic

90.5

89.8

91.2

90.5

100

Middle Tennessee

90.6

89.7

90.7

90.3

101

Eastern Michigan

89.5

89.9

90.2

89.9

102

Buffalo

89.0

89.6

89.9

89.5

103

Liberty

88.7

89.9

89.1

89.2

104

Florida Int’l.

89.1

88.7

89.2

89.0

105

U A B

87.8

89.7

88.5

88.7

106

Kent St.

88.1

88.1

88.6

88.3

107

Charlotte

87.7

88.4

88.2

88.1

108

Louisiana-Monroe

87.6

88.3

87.6

87.8

109

Miami (Ohio)

87.9

86.0

88.0

87.3

110

Western Kentucky

86.5

87.2

87.8

87.1

111

Ball St.

87.0

86.5

86.7

86.7

112

Coastal Carolina

86.4

87.8

85.7

86.6

113

Georgia St.

85.8

87.1

84.9

85.9

114

U N L V

85.1

87.2

85.1

85.8

115

San Jose St.

85.3

87.3

84.6

85.7

116

Texas St.

83.0

83.9

82.8

83.2

117

New Mexico

82.0

85.1

81.0

82.7

118

East Carolina

82.0

84.1

81.5

82.5

119

Colorado St.

80.1

84.0

80.3

81.5

120

Central Michigan

81.1

81.9

81.4

81.4

121

Rice

80.0

81.5

79.3

80.3

122

Old Dominion

79.8

80.3

80.2

80.1

123

New Mexico St.

77.0

79.4

76.8

77.7

124

Akron

76.1

76.3

75.5

75.9

125

Texas-San Antonio

74.3

76.5

73.9

74.9

126

Connecticut

73.9

77.8

72.6

74.8

127

South Alabama

73.1

76.2

72.0

73.8

128

Bowling Green

72.1

71.8

71.9

72.0

129

U T E P

67.1

72.5

67.7

69.1

130

Massachusetts

65.3

67.6

64.3

65.7

 

 

American Athletic Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

AAC

Overall

Central Florida

111.5

110.7

112.6

111.6

0-0

3-1

Cincinnati

105.4

103.8

105.5

104.9

0-0

2-1

Temple

100.4

99.4

101.4

100.4

0-0

2-1

South Florida

91.3

92.3

91.6

91.7

0-0

1-2

East Carolina

82.0

84.1

81.5

82.5

0-1

2-2

Connecticut

73.9

77.8

72.6

74.8

0-0

1-2

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

AAC

Overall

Memphis

105.3

105.1

106.4

105.6

0-0

3-0

SMU

102.9

102.7

103.9

103.2

0-0

4-0

Tulane

100.2

100.7

100.8

100.6

1-0

3-1

Houston

96.1

97.2

98.7

97.3

0-1

1-3

Tulsa

92.6

93.3

93.5

93.1

0-0

2-2

Navy

90.1

93.1

89.9

91.1

1-0

2-0

AAC Averages

96.0

96.7

96.5

96.4

 

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

ACC

Overall

Clemson

134.9

131.6

135.8

134.1

2-0

4-0

Syracuse

106.3

105.8

106.3

106.1

0-1

2-2

Wake Forest

104.3

103.8

104.9

104.3

0-0

4-0

Florida St.

102.6

102.8

102.4

102.6

1-1

2-2

North Carolina St.

102.0

101.8

102.3

102.0

0-0

3-1

Boston College

100.8

100.7

101.4

101.0

1-0

3-1

Louisville

95.9

95.6

95.1

95.5

0-1

2-2

 

 

Coastal Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

ACC

Overall

Miami (Fla.)

107.6

106.8

108.5

107.6

0-1

2-2

Virginia

107.4

107.8

107.4

107.5

2-0

4-0

Pittsburgh

106.3

105.9

106.2

106.1

0-1

2-2

Duke

105.5

105.0

105.4

105.3

0-0

2-1

Virginia Tech

103.7

103.9

104.0

103.9

0-1

2-1

North Carolina

102.7

103.0

103.6

103.1

1-0

2-2

Georgia Tech

96.0

94.1

96.5

95.5

0-1

1-2

ACC Averages

105.4

104.9

105.7

105.3

 

 

Big 12 Conference

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

B12

Overall

Oklahoma

122.6

121.7

122.5

122.3

0-0

3-0

Iowa St.

112.4

112.7

112.3

112.5

0-0

2-1

Texas

112.4

112.5

112.4

112.4

1-0

3-1

Kansas St.

112.1

111.8

112.1

112.0

0-0

3-0

Oklahoma St.

110.1

110.7

109.7

110.2

0-1

3-1

Baylor

110.1

110.2

109.6

110.0

0-0

3-0

T C U

104.8

108.1

105.1

106.0

0-0

2-1

Texas Tech

105.9

106.1

104.9

105.6

0-0

2-1

West Virginia

104.6

104.2

104.2

104.3

1-0

3-1

Kansas

95.9

96.9

95.7

96.2

0-1

2-2

Big 12 Averages

109.1

109.5

108.8

109.1

 

 

Big Ten Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

BTen

Overall

Ohio St.

132.2

130.7

132.9

131.9

1-0

4-0

Michigan St.

117.7

117.3

118.0

117.7

1-0

3-1

Michigan

117.1

115.0

117.2

116.4

0-1

2-1

Penn St.

116.7

115.6

116.3

116.2

0-0

3-0

Maryland

109.4

108.8

108.6

108.9

0-0

2-1

Indiana

107.3

105.6

106.1

106.3

0-1

3-1

Rutgers

91.7

91.6

91.1

91.5

0-1

1-2

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

BTen

Overall

Wisconsin

119.6

119.3

119.7

119.5

1-0

3-0

Iowa

116.0

114.0

116.1

115.3

1-0

3-0

Minnesota

109.7

109.0

108.3

109.0

0-0

3-0

Nebraska

106.7

108.0

106.3

107.0

1-0

3-1

Northwestern

107.6

106.6

106.4

106.9

0-1

1-2

Purdue

105.8

105.8

105.3

105.6

0-0

1-2

Illinois

96.7

97.6

95.7

96.7

0-1

2-2

Big Ten Averages

111.0

110.4

110.6

110.6

 

 

Conference USA

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

CUSA

Overall

Marshall

93.6

93.1

94.8

93.8

0-0

2-1

Florida Atlantic

90.5

89.8

91.2

90.5

0-0

2-2

Middle Tennessee

90.6

89.7

90.7

90.3

0-0

1-2

Florida Int’l.

89.1

88.7

89.2

89.0

0-2

1-3

Charlotte

87.7

88.4

88.2

88.1

0-0

2-2

Western Kentucky

86.5

87.2

87.8

87.1

1-0

1-2

Old Dominion

79.8

80.3

80.2

80.1

0-0

1-2

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

CUSA

Overall

North Texas

94.9

94.5

95.9

95.1

1-0

2-2

Southern Miss.

95.2

93.0

95.5

94.6

0-0

2-2

Louisiana Tech

91.5

91.3

91.7

91.5

1-0

3-1

U A B

87.8

89.7

88.5

88.7

0-0

3-0

Rice

80.0

81.5

79.3

80.3

0-0

0-4

Texas-San Antonio

74.3

76.5

73.9

74.9

0-1

1-3

U T E P

67.1

72.5

67.7

69.1

0-0

1-2

CUSA Averages

86.3

86.9

86.8

86.7

 

 

FBS Independents

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

Conf.

Overall

Notre Dame

121.0

119.0

121.2

120.4

x

2-1

Army

101.2

101.3

100.8

101.1

x

3-1

BYU

100.9

100.9

101.0

100.9

x

2-2

Liberty

88.7

89.9

89.1

89.2

x

2-2

New Mexico St.

77.0

79.4

76.8

77.7

x

0-4

Massachusetts

65.3

67.6

64.3

65.7

x

0-4

Indep. Averages

92.3

93.0

92.2

92.5

 

 

Mid-American Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MAC

Overall

Ohio

93.5

92.6

94.4

93.5

0-0

1-3

Buffalo

89.0

89.6

89.9

89.5

0-0

2-2

Kent St.

88.1

88.1

88.6

88.3

1-0

2-2

Miami (Ohio)

87.9

86.0

88.0

87.3

0-0

1-3

Akron

76.1

76.3

75.5

75.9

0-1

0-4

Bowling Green

72.1

71.8

71.9

72.0

0-1

1-3

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MAC

Overall

Western Michigan

100.4

99.2

100.4

100.0

0-0

2-2

Northern Illinois

93.9

92.8

94.0

93.6

0-0

1-2

Toledo

91.9

92.3

92.7

92.3

0-0

2-1

Eastern Michigan

89.5

89.9

90.2

89.9

0-0

3-1

Ball St.

87.0

86.5

86.7

86.7

0-0

1-3

Central Michigan

81.1

81.9

81.4

81.4

1-0

2-2

MAC Averages

87.5

87.3

87.8

87.5

 

 

Mountain West Conference

Mountain Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MWC

Overall

Utah St.

106.3

105.3

107.7

106.4

1-0

2-1

Boise St.

106.2

105.5

106.5

106.1

1-0

4-0

Air Force

97.8

99.0

98.7

98.5

0-1

2-1

Wyoming

95.2

97.2

95.6

96.0

0-0

3-1

New Mexico

82.0

85.1

81.0

82.7

0-0

2-1

Colorado St.

80.1

84.0

80.3

81.5

0-0

1-3

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MWC

Overall

Fresno St.

99.7

100.3

100.4

100.1

0-0

1-2

San Diego St.

97.9

99.6

97.8

98.4

0-1

3-1

Hawaii

95.7

97.3

94.9

96.0

0-0

3-1

Nevada

90.8

92.6

90.4

91.3

0-0

3-1

U N L V

85.1

87.2

85.1

85.8

0-0

1-2

San Jose St.

85.3

87.3

84.6

85.7

0-0

2-1

MWC Averages

93.5

95.0

93.6

94.0

 

 

Pac-12 Conference

North Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

P12

Overall

Oregon

116.2

116.2

117.3

116.6

1-0

3-1

Washington

113.6

113.1

114.7

113.8

0-1

3-1

Washington St.

112.8

112.0

113.1

112.6

0-1

3-1

California

107.6

107.5

108.9

108.0

1-0

4-0

Stanford

105.0

104.0

104.8

104.6

0-2

1-3

Oregon St.

95.5

96.8

94.3

95.5

0-0

1-2

 

 

South Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

P12

Overall

Utah

116.5

114.8

116.7

116.0

0-1

3-1

U S C

107.1

108.1

107.6

107.6

2-0

3-1

Arizona St.

107.0

106.2

107.6

107.0

0-1

3-1

Arizona

102.5

102.7

102.8

102.7

0-0

2-1

Colorado

99.5

99.4

99.6

99.5

1-0

3-1

U C L A

98.9

98.5

97.8

98.4

1-0

1-3

Pac-12 Averages

106.8

106.6

107.1

106.9

 

 

Southeastern Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SEC

Overall

Georgia

127.7

126.0

128.3

127.3

1-0

4-0

Florida

121.4

118.5

120.8

120.2

2-0

4-0

Missouri

116.3

113.9

116.6

115.6

1-0

3-1

South Carolina

110.8

109.0

110.4

110.1

0-2

1-3

Kentucky

107.5

106.0

106.0

106.5

0-2

2-2

Tennessee

105.0

104.8

103.2

104.3

0-1

1-3

Vanderbilt

102.6

101.3

101.3

101.7

0-2

0-3

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SEC

Overall

Alabama

136.1

132.5

137.2

135.2

1-0

4-0

L S U

126.5

123.9

125.5

125.3

1-0

4-0

Auburn

119.2

117.4

118.8

118.5

1-0

4-0

Texas A&M

118.3

116.6

117.0

117.3

0-1

2-2

Mississippi St.

115.2

111.2

114.8

113.7

1-0

3-1

Ole Miss

102.0

101.1

101.1

101.4

1-0

2-2

Arkansas

95.5

96.4

94.7

95.6

0-1

2-2

SEC Averages

114.6

112.7

114.0

113.8

 

 

Sunbelt Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SBC

Overall

Appalachian St.

105.3

103.7

104.8

104.6

0-0

3-0

Georgia Southern

96.6

95.9

96.0

96.2

0-0

1-2

Troy

95.8

96.1

94.9

95.6

0-0

2-1

Coastal Carolina

86.4

87.8

85.7

86.6

0-0

3-1

Georgia St.

85.8

87.1

84.9

85.9

0-1

2-2

 

 

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SBC

Overall

Louisiana

98.7

98.9

98.5

98.7

0-0

3-1

Arkansas St.

91.0

91.1

90.7

90.9

0-0

2-2

Louisiana-Monroe

87.6

88.3

87.6

87.8

0-0

1-2

Texas St.

83.0

83.9

82.8

83.2

1-0

1-3

South Alabama

73.1

76.2

72.0

73.8

0-0

1-3

SBC Averages

90.3

90.9

89.8

90.3

 

 

Conference Power Ratings

#

League

Average

1

SEC

113.8

2

BTen

110.6

3

B12

109.1

4

P12

106.9

5

ACC

105.3

6

AAC

96.4

7

MWC

94.0

8

Ind

92.5

9

SUN

90.3

10

MAC

87.5

11

CUSA

86.7

 

 

Top 5 Group of 5

1

Boise St.

2

Memphis

3

SMU

4

UAB

5

Navy

 

Bowl & Playoff Projections

Bowl

Conf

Conf

Team

Team

Bahamas

MAC

CUSA

Eastern Michigan

Marshall

Frisco

AAC

At-large

SMU

[Utah St.]

Cure

AAC

SBC

Navy

Troy

New Mexico

CUSA

MWC

Southern Miss.

Nevada

Boca Raton

AAC

MAC

Memphis

Ohio

Camellia

MAC

SBC

Buffalo

Arkansas St.

Las Vegas

MWC #1

Pac-12

Hawaii

USC

New Orleans

CUSA

SBC #1

Louisiana Tech

Appalachian St.

Gasparilla

AAC

CUSA

Central Florida

UAB

Hawaii

BYU/MWC

AAC

BYU

Houston

Independence

ACC

SEC

Florida St.

[Western Michigan]

Quick Lane

ACC

Big Ten

Duke

Indiana

Military

ACC

AAC

Pittsburgh

Temple

Pinstripe

ACC

Big Ten

Syracuse

Nebraska

Texas

Big 12

SEC

Iowa St.

Kentucky

Holiday

Pac-12

Big Ten

California

Michigan

Cheez-It

Big 12

Pac-12

TCU

Arizona St.

Camping World

ACC

Big 12

Virginia

Kansas St.

Cotton

At-large

At-large

Boise St.

Auburn

First Responder

CUSA

Big 12

North Texas

[Fresno St.]

Redbox

Pac-12

Big Ten

Washington St.

Minnesota

Music City

SEC

ACC

[Colorado]

North Carolina St.

Orange

ACC

BTen/SEC

Notre Dame

LSU

Belk

ACC

SEC

Wake Forest

[Army]

Sun

ACC

Pac-12

Virginia Tech

Oregon

Liberty

Big 12

SEC

Baylor

[Boston College]

Arizona

SBC

MWC

Louisiana

San Diego St.

Alamo

Big 12

Pac-12

Oklahoma St.

Utah

Citrus

SEC

BTen/ACC

Iowa

Florida

Outback

Big Ten

SEC

Penn St.

Texas A&M

Rose

Big Ten

Pac-12

Wisconsin

Washington

Sugar

Big 12

SEC

Texas

Georgia

Birmingham

AAC

SEC

Cincinnati

[Miami (Fla.)]

Taxslayer/Gator

SEC

Big Ten

Mississippi St.

Michigan St.

Idaho Potato

MAC

MWC

Miami (O)

Wyoming

Armed Forces

Big Ten

MWC

Purdue

Air Force

Dollar General

MAC

SBC

Toledo

Georgia Southern

FBS PLAYOFFS

Fiesta

Top 4

Top 4

Oklahoma

Ohio St.

Peach

Top 4

Top 4

Alabama

Clemson

Champsionship

Fiesta

Peach

Ohio St.

Alabama

Teams in [Brackets] are at-large selections

 

Key Games This Week

 

 

Memphis vs. Navy: The winner of this game will have a leg up in the AAC West, and with Central Florida losing at Pitt, there is a possibility that the Western Division champion could win the Conference Championship Game and have a shot at the New Year’s Six Bowl Bid.  Memphis has never been in a major bowl, although they had a team that should have gotten one in 1963, when the Tigers finished 9-0-1 and tied undefeated Ole Miss.  Navy has been in five major bowls, winning the Sugar Bowl in 1955 and the Orange Bowl in 1958, while losing the Cotton Bowl in 1963, when it was for a shot at the National Championship.

California vs. Arizona St.: Had Arizona State beaten Colorado Saturday, this would have been the top game of the day.  Cal is the last undefeated team in the Pac-12, and even if the Bears were to somehow run the table, they have little chance of making the Playoffs.  Still, this is a key game for the West Coast, as the more Cal continues to win, the better off for the Conference of Champions.

Western Michigan vs. Central Michigan: The winner of this game definitely has a path to bowl eligibility.  If CMU wins this game, Jim McElwain will start getting some notice as a potential Power 5 School head coach, because the Chippewas were picked to finish in last place in the MAC West.

Miami (Ohio) vs. Buffalo: The Bulls didn’t just upset Temple Saturday; they pummeled the Owls into submission.  Miami should have done what Indiana did under Lee Corso many years ago–The Wacky Hoosiers’ coach called time out in 1976 just to take a team picture under the scoreboard when his team led the Buckeyes 7-6.  Miami led Ohio State 5-0 in the first quarter.  Corso’s Hoosiers lost their game 47-7.  Miami lost 76-5.  Still, the Redhawks have a shot at bowl eligibility, but they may have to uspet Buffalo to get there.  This is a perfect sandwich game for Buffalo, as they have Ohio U next week.

Florida St. vs. North Carolina St: Two weeks ago, Willie Taggart was sledding on thin ice at Florida State.  After a win over Louisville, the Seminoles are 2-2, and a win over NC State just might lead the Seminoles on a path to bowl eligibility.  Taggart has always had slow turnarounds.  He did so at Western Kentucky and at South Florida.  He was only at Oregon for a season, and this is just year two in Tallahassee.  If the fans and boosters give him a little more time, he will turn the FSU program back into a top tier program.  Dave Doeren has done a credible job in Raleigh with the Wolfpack, but this is looking like a slight down year for NC St.  The winner of this game will get to bowl eligibility.

Baylor vs. Iowa St.: The winner of this game remains a contender for one of the two Big 12 Championship Game spots.  Baylor has yet to play up to its potential to this point of the season.  They have the talent to win double-digit games this year, but they could lose the next two if they don’t bring their “A-game” to this week’s and next week’s games.  Iowa St. took their frustrations out on a Louisiana-Monroe team that isn’t as bad as the 72-20 loss indicates.  This game should be one of the most entertaining games of the weekend.  

Purdue vs. Minnesota: The winner of this game stays in contention for a bowl game.  If Minnesota wins on the road, then the Gophers will have a chance to start the season 8-0 before Penn State comes to Minneapolis.  Purdue must win this game, or the Boilermakers will not have a path to 6-6.

Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana: Why do we call this a key game?  These two teams are stronger than you realize.  The Ragin’ Cajuns just trounced Ohio in Athens, while Georgia Southern is hiding in ambush at 1-2 with losses to undefeated Minnesota and unbelievable LSU.  The Eagles had an extra week to prepare for this game, while UL may be looking forward to their game with Appy State the following week.  The winner of this game will most definitely play a 13th game and maybe even a 14th game.

Utah vs. Washington St.: The loser of this game will have a two-game losing streak, after the two teams lost to the Los Angeles teams.  Utah’s loss at USC was surprising but not shocking.  If you didn’t stay up and watch the Washington State-UCLA game, you might not believe that Washington State scored 63 points.  Quarterback Anthony Gordon threw for 570 yards and nine touchdowns. However, it wasn’t good enough.  UCLA scored 67 points and came from 25 points down to pull off one of the most incredible upsets of the season.  The Bruins had scored 14 points in each of their first three games.  The winner of this game stays in contention for their division title, while the loser is looking at a December bowl.

Nevada vs. Hawaii: This game is for first place in the MAC West.  Hawaii usually plays much better at home than on the road, and playing in Reno gives Nevada a larger than normal home field advantage.  Nevada still has road games with Utah State, Wyoming, San Diego State, and Fresno State.  This is a must win game for the Wolf Pack if they are to make it to the MAC Championship Game.  A Rainbow Warrior win in this game, and it could be lights out for the rest of the division.

Oklahoma St. vs. Kansas St.: Chris Klieman came to the Little Apple having won back to back FCS National Championships at North Dakota State.  He has a personal winning streak of 24 games.  Kansas State had the week off after winning at Mississippi State, and now they entertain the Cowboys, who are coming off a tough loss at Texas.  If KSU wins this game in Stillwater, they then play three consecutive home games against three top contenders.  If Okie St. wins, then they stay in contention for the Big 12 Championship Game.

Auburn vs. Mississippi St.: It’s hard to think about a division game with a potential New Years’s Day Bowl participant as a potential sandwich game, but Auburn faces the Bulldogs between road games against Texas A&M and Florida.  This is the perfect chance for Mississippi State to pull off a big upset.  Auburn may not have enough offensive firepower to exploit State’s vulnerabilities on defense.  Of course, the Tiger defensive line is strong enough to hold the Bullies to less than 17 points, and Auburn will score 20 or more in this game.

Nebraska vs. Ohio St.: The last time the Buckeyes came to Lincoln, Nebraska suffered one of its most devastating home losses ever, losing 56-14.  Last year in Columbus, Nebraska came very close to pulling off the big upset.  Can the Cornhuskers have a shot in this game?  Last year’s Ohio State team was struggling a little bit when Nebraska played at the Horseshoe.  The Ohio State offense should make this game look more like the 2017 game in Lincoln.

Washington vs. USC: If the Trojans can leave Seattle with a win this weekend, Clay Helton might be able to begin to think about renewing his satellite TV subscription at his SoCal home for 2020.  A loss might put UW two games behind Cal, which would almost eliminate the Huskies from the North Division title race.  So, this is a must-win game for UW.

Note: Some of you (several somes of you) have contacted us through our other site wanting to know more information about the “Sharps” that are friends of the PiRate Ratings.  In Friday’s post here, we gave out a 5-game money line parlay with +250 odds that we inferred based on information given to us by one of our friends in Nevada.

So, the parlay won in theory.  If you did not heed our warning and actually played this one, you too won big on Saturday.

Unfortunately, this will not be a recurring thing here.  We cannot reveal the information we receive from Vegas, because the Sharps playing these parlays also have a service where they charge for their advice.  The specific Sharp that gave us this pick has asked not to be identified, and we are fine with that.  After all, we do not condone actual betting of money on sporting events.  Whether this parlay won or not, we were guaranteed not to win or lose, since we did not play it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 3, 2019

PiRate College Football Ratings: September 3, 2019

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This Week’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Friday

September 6

Home

Visitors

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Rice

Wake Forest

-21.7

-19.5

-22.2

Boise St.

Marshall

16.3

16.3

16.0

Saturday

September 7

Home

Visitors

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Pittsburgh

Ohio

13.7

14.6

11.6

Virginia Tech

Old Dominion

35.6

35.7

36.2

Akron

UAB

-1.6

-3.5

-2.3

Michigan

Army

21.5

19.6

22.1

Purdue

Vanderbilt

6.9

8.1

7.2

Iowa

Rutgers

25.8

23.0

25.7

Maryland

Syracuse

-4.9

-5.0

-6.2

Missouri

West Virginia

9.6

6.9

10.0

Ohio St.

Cincinnati

16.5

16.2

16.6

Kansas St.

Bowling Green

30.1

30.0

29.4

Utah

Northern Illinois

25.1

24.8

25.4

Georgia Tech

South Florida

12.7

10.1

13.5

Colorado

Nebraska

-2.7

-4.9

-2.3

Clemson

Texas A&M

18.2

15.5

20.4

Wisconsin

Central Michigan

39.1

37.5

38.7

Appalachian St.

Charlotte

21.3

18.5

19.9

Mississippi St.

Southern Miss.

23.8

21.5

23.0

Connecticut

Illinois

-23.6

-20.2

-24.6

Baylor

UTSA

35.1

32.2

34.9

Alabama

New Mexico St.

60.8

53.3

61.9

UCLA

San Diego St.

14.5

12.0

14.0

Florida St.

Louisiana-Monroe

19.1

19.2

19.3

Texas St.

Wyoming

-9.9

-11.4

-11.0

SMU

North Texas

8.0

7.9

7.5

Tennessee

BYU

8.5

8.2

6.7

Florida Atlantic

Central Florida

-15.9

-15.7

-16.3

Florida Int’l.

Western Kentucky

8.8

7.9

7.8

Kansas

Coastal Carolina

16.7

16.8

17.5

Louisiana

Liberty

8.7

7.3

7.3

Michigan St.

Western Michigan

17.8

18.8

17.7

Texas

LSU

-11.2

-8.4

-10.6

Auburn

Tulane

21.5

18.5

20.3

Ole Miss

Arkansas

5.4

3.4

5.0

Oregon

Nevada

21.7

20.0

23.0

Penn St.

Buffalo

33.1

31.1

32.0

Kentucky

Eastern Michigan

22.3

20.8

20.4

Texas Tech

UTEP

44.3

38.6

42.9

North Carolina

Miami (Fla.)

-7.1

-4.4

-6.8

USC

Stanford

-2.4

0.0

-2.1

Washington

California

9.3

8.4

9.2

Fresno St.

Minnesota

-8.4

-7.2

-6.5

Hawaii

Oregon St.

6.7

7.5

7.7

San Jose St.

Tulsa

-4.3

-2.4

-6.2

UNLV

Arkansas St.

-1.5

0.9

-1.0

 

FBS vs. FCS Games

 

Home

Visitor

PiRate

Virginia

William & Mary

35.8

Arizona St.

Sacramento St.

33.7

South Carolina

Charleston Sou.

38.6

Memphis

Southern U

36.4

Kent St.

Kennesaw St.

-1.8

North Carolina St.

Western Carolina

41.0

Ball St.

Fordham

25.9

Miami (O)

Tennessee Tech

35.1

Massachusetts

Southern Illinois

4.6

Indiana

Eastern Illinois

32.1

Boston College

Richmond

35.0

Louisiana Tech

Grambling

26.4

Georgia

Murray St.

52.3

Colorado St.

Western Illinois

6.4

Washington St.

Northern Colorado

41.9

East Carolina

Gardner-Webb

24.1

Georgia Southern

Maine

10.2

Duke

North Carolina A&T

26.9

Georgia St.

Furman

7.0

Louisville

Eastern Kentucky

19.9

Oklahoma St.

McNeese St.

36.8

South Alabama

Jackson St.

24.4

Oklahoma

South Dakota

38.3

Middle Tennessee

Tennessee St.

25.9

Florida

UT-Martin

42.6

Utah St.

Stony Brook

27.5

Houston

Prairie View

28.6

Arizona

Northern Arizona

23.6

 

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

 

PiRate Ratings

#

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

1

Alabama

135.8

131.5

136.7

134.6

2

Clemson

134.0

130.3

135.0

133.1

3

Georgia

125.9

123.9

126.3

125.4

4

L S U

126.1

123.3

125.0

124.8

5

Ohio St.

121.6

119.8

121.8

121.1

6

Michigan

121.3

119.3

121.8

120.8

7

Notre Dame

120.2

118.4

120.2

119.6

8

Oklahoma

119.9

118.9

119.6

119.5

9

Florida

120.0

117.1

119.0

118.7

10

Texas A&M

118.6

117.1

117.2

117.7

11

Penn St.

117.0

115.9

116.9

116.6

12

Utah

116.8

115.2

117.2

116.4

13

Auburn

117.2

114.8

116.5

116.2

14

Michigan St.

115.9

115.6

116.1

115.9

15

Mississippi St.

116.5

111.8

116.0

114.8

16

Wisconsin

114.4

113.9

114.1

114.1

17

Iowa

115.0

112.5

114.7

114.0

18

Oregon

113.1

113.1

114.2

113.5

19

Washington

113.3

112.5

114.4

113.4

20

Washington St.

113.1

112.3

113.5

113.0

21

Syracuse

112.0

111.8

112.3

112.0

22

Texas

111.9

111.8

111.5

111.7

23

Missouri

112.5

109.6

112.4

111.5

24

South Carolina

111.0

109.6

111.0

110.5

25

Minnesota

111.0

110.4

109.8

110.4

26

Baylor

110.4

110.3

109.9

110.2

27

Iowa St.

110.0

110.4

109.9

110.1

28

Northwestern

110.7

109.7

109.7

110.0

29

Miami (Fla.)

110.0

108.7

111.2

110.0

30

Oklahoma St.

109.8

110.4

109.3

109.8

31

Central Florida

109.3

108.3

110.4

109.3

32

Virginia

108.9

109.4

109.1

109.1

33

Stanford

109.3

108.2

109.4

109.0

34

Virginia Tech

107.7

108.0

108.2

108.0

35

Purdue

108.2

108.1

107.6

108.0

36

Texas Tech

108.0

108.1

107.1

107.7

37

Indiana

108.6

106.8

107.4

107.6

38

Kentucky

108.4

107.2

107.2

107.6

39

Kansas St.

107.7

107.5

107.3

107.5

40

California

107.0

107.0

108.3

107.4

41

Arizona St.

107.3

106.3

107.7

107.1

42

Cincinnati

107.6

106.0

107.7

107.1

43

Tennessee

107.1

106.9

105.5

106.5

44

Boise St.

106.5

105.9

107.0

106.5

45

Nebraska

105.6

107.3

105.2

106.0

46

U C L A

106.0

105.6

105.3

105.7

47

West Virginia

105.9

105.7

105.4

105.6

48

Pittsburgh

105.9

105.6

105.2

105.6

49

Utah St.

105.4

104.2

106.8

105.4

50

Boston College

104.9

104.6

105.6

105.0

51

Florida St.

104.4

104.8

104.4

104.6

52

Appalachian St.

105.5

103.4

104.6

104.5

53

U S C

103.8

105.2

104.3

104.5

54

Memphis

104.0

103.5

105.1

104.2

55

Vanderbilt

104.3

103.0

103.4

103.6

56

North Carolina St.

103.2

103.2

104.0

103.5

57

Maryland

104.0

103.5

102.8

103.4

58

Wake Forest

103.6

102.9

103.7

103.4

59

Duke

103.5

102.9

103.2

103.2

60

North Carolina

102.0

103.2

103.4

102.9

61

Army

102.8

102.7

102.6

102.7

62

T C U

101.1

104.9

101.5

102.5

63

Temple

102.4

101.2

103.7

102.4

64

BYU

101.6

101.7

101.8

101.7

65

Ole Miss

102.0

100.9

100.8

101.2

66

Arizona

100.8

100.9

101.0

100.9

67

Fresno St.

99.6

100.2

100.3

100.0

68

Illinois

99.9

100.8

99.3

100.0

69

Western Michigan

100.1

98.7

100.4

99.7

70

Colorado

99.9

99.4

99.9

99.7

71

SMU

99.5

98.7

99.9

99.4

72

Georgia Tech

99.6

97.6

100.3

99.2

73

Arkansas

99.0

100.0

98.3

99.1

74

Tulane

98.7

99.3

99.1

99.0

75

Air Force

97.7

99.0

98.5

98.4

76

Hawaii

97.3

99.3

96.9

97.8

77

Wyoming

96.7

99.1

97.6

97.8

78

Houston

96.0

97.2

98.7

97.3

79

Ohio

96.3

95.0

97.8

96.4

80

Georgia Southern

95.9

95.1

95.1

95.4

81

Kansas

95.0

96.2

94.7

95.3

82

Nevada

94.4

96.1

94.2

94.9

83

Louisville

95.5

94.9

94.3

94.9

84

Troy

94.9

95.5

93.9

94.8

85

San Diego St.

94.1

96.1

93.8

94.7

86

Oregon St.

94.6

95.8

93.2

94.5

87

Northern Illinois

94.7

93.4

94.8

94.3

88

Southern Miss.

94.7

92.3

95.0

94.0

89

Louisiana

93.8

93.9

92.9

93.5

90

Marshall

93.1

92.6

94.0

93.2

91

North Texas

93.0

92.3

93.9

93.1

92

Rutgers

92.2

92.5

92.0

92.2

93

Middle Tennessee

91.8

91.0

92.1

91.6

94

Tulsa

91.2

91.6

92.1

91.6

95

Toledo

91.2

91.4

92.3

91.6

96

Florida Atlantic

91.4

90.6

92.1

91.4

97

Florida Int’l.

91.2

91.0

91.7

91.3

98

Arkansas St.

91.3

91.4

91.0

91.2

99

South Florida

90.4

91.5

90.5

90.8

100

Miami (Ohio)

90.8

89.1

91.3

90.4

101

Louisiana Tech

90.6

90.2

90.4

90.4

102

Eastern Michigan

89.1

89.4

89.8

89.5

103

Louisiana-Monroe

89.1

89.8

89.1

89.3

104

Georgia St.

88.7

90.3

87.8

88.9

105

Liberty

88.1

89.6

88.6

88.7

106

Navy

86.9

89.9

86.5

87.8

107

U N L V

86.8

89.3

86.9

87.7

108

Buffalo

87.0

87.8

88.0

87.6

109

Ball St.

87.1

86.7

86.8

86.9

110

Charlotte

86.3

86.9

86.7

86.6

111

Western Kentucky

85.4

86.2

86.9

86.1

112

Kent St.

85.6

85.8

86.0

85.8

113

U A B

84.7

86.6

85.2

85.5

114

East Carolina

84.5

86.6

84.2

85.1

115

San Jose St.

83.9

86.1

83.0

84.3

116

Texas St.

83.8

84.7

83.6

84.0

117

New Mexico

83.1

86.2

82.5

84.0

118

Coastal Carolina

81.3

82.4

80.2

81.3

119

Colorado St.

79.5

83.8

79.7

81.0

120

Bowling Green

80.5

80.5

80.9

80.7

121

Akron

80.6

80.7

80.5

80.6

122

Rice

79.2

80.8

78.7

79.6

123

New Mexico St.

78.0

81.2

77.8

79.0

124

Central Michigan

78.3

79.4

78.4

78.7

125

Texas-San Antonio

77.8

80.6

77.5

78.6

126

South Alabama

76.4

80.0

75.4

77.3

127

Old Dominion

75.0

75.3

75.0

75.1

128

Massachusetts

73.7

76.8

73.3

74.6

129

Connecticut

73.3

77.6

71.8

74.2

130

U T E P

66.3

72.0

66.7

68.3

 

PiRate Ratings by Conference

 

American Athletic Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

AAC

Overall

Central Florida

109.3

108.3

110.4

109.3

0-0

1-0

Cincinnati

107.6

106.0

107.7

107.1

0-0

1-0

Temple

102.4

101.2

103.7

102.4

0-0

1-0

South Florida

90.4

91.5

90.5

90.8

0-0

0-1

East Carolina

84.5

86.6

84.2

85.1

0-0

0-1

Connecticut

73.3

77.6

71.8

74.2

0-0

1-0

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

AAC

Overall

Memphis

104.0

103.5

105.1

104.2

0-0

1-0

SMU

99.5

98.7

99.9

99.4

0-0

1-0

Tulane

98.7

99.3

99.1

99.0

0-0

1-0

Houston

96.0

97.2

98.7

97.3

0-0

0-1

Tulsa

91.2

91.6

92.1

91.6

0-0

0-1

Navy

86.9

89.9

86.5

87.8

0-0

1-0

AAC Averages

95.3

96.0

95.8

95.7

Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

ACC

Overall

Clemson

134.0

130.3

135.0

133.1

1-0

1-0

Syracuse

112.0

111.8

112.3

112.0

0-0

1-0

Boston College

104.9

104.6

105.6

105.0

1-0

1-0

Florida St.

104.4

104.8

104.4

104.6

0-0

0-1

North Carolina St.

103.2

103.2

104.0

103.5

0-0

1-0

Wake Forest

103.6

102.9

103.7

103.4

0-0

1-0

Louisville

95.5

94.9

94.3

94.9

0-0

0-1

Coastal Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

ACC

Overall

Miami (Fla.)

110.0

108.7

111.2

110.0

0-0

0-1

Virginia

108.9

109.4

109.1

109.1

1-0

1-0

Virginia Tech

107.7

108.0

108.2

108.0

0-1

0-1

Pittsburgh

105.9

105.6

105.2

105.6

0-1

0-1

Duke

103.5

102.9

103.2

103.2

0-0

0-1

North Carolina

102.0

103.2

103.4

102.9

0-0

1-0

Georgia Tech

99.6

97.6

100.3

99.2

0-1

0-1

ACC Averages

106.8

106.3

107.1

106.7

Big 12 Conference

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

B12

Overall

Oklahoma

119.9

118.9

119.6

119.5

0-0

1-0

Texas

111.9

111.8

111.5

111.7

0-0

1-0

Baylor

110.4

110.3

109.9

110.2

0-0

1-0

Iowa St.

110.0

110.4

109.9

110.1

0-0

1-0

Oklahoma St.

109.8

110.4

109.3

109.8

0-0

1-0

Texas Tech

108.0

108.1

107.1

107.7

0-0

1-0

Kansas St.

107.7

107.5

107.3

107.5

0-0

1-0

West Virginia

105.9

105.7

105.4

105.6

0-0

1-0

T C U

101.1

104.9

101.5

102.5

0-0

1-0

Kansas

95.0

96.2

94.7

95.3

0-0

1-0

Big 12 Averages

108.0

108.4

107.6

108.0

Big Ten Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

BTen

Overall

Ohio St.

121.6

119.8

121.8

121.1

0-0

1-0

Michigan

121.3

119.3

121.8

120.8

0-0

1-0

Penn St.

117.0

115.9

116.9

116.6

0-0

1-0

Michigan St.

115.9

115.6

116.1

115.9

0-0

1-0

Indiana

108.6

106.8

107.4

107.6

0-0

1-0

Maryland

104.0

103.5

102.8

103.4

0-0

1-0

Rutgers

92.2

92.5

92.0

92.2

0-0

1-0

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

BTen

Overall

Wisconsin

114.4

113.9

114.1

114.1

0-0

1-0

Iowa

115.0

112.5

114.7

114.0

0-0

1-0

Minnesota

111.0

110.4

109.8

110.4

0-0

1-0

Northwestern

110.7

109.7

109.7

110.0

0-0

0-1

Purdue

108.2

108.1

107.6

108.0

0-0

0-1

Nebraska

105.6

107.3

105.2

106.0

0-0

1-0

Illinois

99.9

100.8

99.3

100.0

0-0

1-0

Big Ten Averages

110.4

109.7

109.9

110.0

Conference USA

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

CUSA

Overall

Marshall

93.1

92.6

94.0

93.2

0-0

1-0

Middle Tennessee

91.8

91.0

92.1

91.6

0-0

0-1

Florida Atlantic

91.4

90.6

92.1

91.4

0-0

0-1

Florida Int’l.

91.2

91.0

91.7

91.3

0-0

0-1

Charlotte

86.3

86.9

86.7

86.6

0-0

1-0

Western Kentucky

85.4

86.2

86.9

86.1

0-0

0-1

Old Dominion

75.0

75.3

75.0

75.1

0-0

1-0

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

CUSA

Overall

Southern Miss.

94.7

92.3

95.0

94.0

0-0

1-0

North Texas

93.0

92.3

93.9

93.1

0-0

1-0

Louisiana Tech

90.6

90.2

90.4

90.4

0-0

0-1

U A B

84.7

86.6

85.2

85.5

0-0

1-0

Rice

79.2

80.8

78.7

79.6

0-0

0-1

Texas-San Antonio

77.8

80.6

77.5

78.6

0-0

1-0

U T E P

66.3

72.0

66.7

68.3

0-0

1-0

CUSA Averages

85.7

86.3

86.1

86.1

FBS Independents

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

Conf.

Overall

Notre Dame

120.2

118.4

120.2

119.6

x

1-0

BYU

101.4

101.2

101.4

101.3

x

0-1

Army

100.2

100.2

99.8

100.1

x

1-0

Liberty

88.0

89.3

88.3

88.5

x

0-1

New Mexico St.

76.6

79.3

76.2

77.3

x

0-1

Massachusetts

73.4

76.2

72.8

74.1

x

0-1

Indep. Averages

93.3

94.1

93.1

93.5

Mid-American Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MAC

Overall

Ohio

96.3

95.0

97.8

96.4

0-0

1-0

Miami (Ohio)

90.8

89.1

91.3

90.4

0-0

0-1

Buffalo

87.0

87.8

88.0

87.6

0-0

1-0

Kent St.

85.6

85.8

86.0

85.8

0-0

0-1

Bowling Green

80.5

80.5

80.9

80.7

0-0

1-0

Akron

80.6

80.7

80.5

80.6

0-0

0-1

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MAC

Overall

Western Michigan

100.1

98.7

100.4

99.7

0-0

1-0

Northern Illinois

94.7

93.4

94.8

94.3

0-0

1-0

Toledo

91.2

91.4

92.3

91.6

0-0

0-1

Eastern Michigan

89.1

89.4

89.8

89.5

0-0

1-0

Ball St.

87.1

86.7

86.8

86.9

0-0

0-1

Central Michigan

78.3

79.4

78.4

78.7

0-0

1-0

MAC Averages

88.4

88.2

88.9

88.5

Mountain West Conference

Mountain Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MWC

Overall

Boise St.

106.5

105.9

107.0

106.5

0-0

1-0

Utah St.

105.4

104.2

106.8

105.4

0-0

0-1

Air Force

97.7

99.0

98.5

98.4

0-0

1-0

Wyoming

96.7

99.1

97.6

97.8

0-0

1-0

New Mexico

83.1

86.2

82.5

84.0

0-0

1-0

Colorado St.

79.5

83.8

79.7

81.0

0-0

0-1

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

MWC

Overall

Fresno St.

99.6

100.2

100.3

100.0

0-0

0-1

Hawaii

97.3

99.3

96.9

97.8

0-0

1-0

Nevada

94.4

96.1

94.2

94.9

0-0

1-0

San Diego St.

94.1

96.1

93.8

94.7

0-0

1-0

U N L V

86.8

89.3

86.9

87.7

0-0

1-0

San Jose St.

83.9

86.1

83.0

84.3

0-0

1-0

MWC Averages

93.8

95.4

93.9

94.4

Pac-12 Conference

North Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

P12

Overall

Oregon

113.1

113.1

114.2

113.5

0-0

0-1

Washington

113.3

112.5

114.4

113.4

0-0

1-0

Washington St.

113.1

112.3

113.5

113.0

0-0

1-0

Stanford

109.3

108.2

109.4

109.0

0-0

1-0

California

107.0

107.0

108.3

107.4

0-0

1-0

Oregon St.

94.6

95.8

93.2

94.5

0-0

0-1

South Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

P12

Overall

Utah

116.8

115.2

117.2

116.4

0-0

1-0

Arizona St.

107.3

106.3

107.7

107.1

0-0

1-0

U C L A

106.0

105.6

105.3

105.7

0-0

0-1

U S C

103.8

105.2

104.3

104.5

0-0

1-0

Arizona

100.8

100.9

101.0

100.9

0-0

0-1

Colorado

99.9

99.4

99.9

99.7

0-0

1-0

Pac-12 Averages

107.1

106.8

107.4

107.1

Southeastern Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SEC

Overall

Georgia

125.9

123.9

126.3

125.4

1-0

1-0

Florida

120.0

117.1

119.0

118.7

0-0

1-0

Missouri

112.5

109.6

112.4

111.5

0-0

0-1

South Carolina

111.0

109.6

111.0

110.5

0-0

0-1

Kentucky

108.4

107.2

107.2

107.6

0-0

1-0

Tennessee

107.1

106.9

105.5

106.5

0-0

0-1

Vanderbilt

104.3

103.0

103.4

103.6

0-1

0-1

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SEC

Overall

Alabama

135.8

131.5

136.7

134.6

0-0

1-0

L S U

126.1

123.3

125.0

124.8

0-0

1-0

Texas A&M

118.6

117.1

117.2

117.7

0-0

1-0

Auburn

117.2

114.8

116.5

116.2

0-0

1-0

Mississippi St.

116.5

111.8

116.0

114.8

0-0

1-0

Ole Miss

102.0

100.9

100.8

101.2

0-0

0-1

Arkansas

99.0

100.0

98.3

99.1

0-0

1-0

SEC Averages

114.6

112.6

113.9

113.7

Sunbelt Conference

East Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SBC

Overall

Appalachian St.

105.5

103.4

104.6

104.5

0-0

1-0

Georgia Southern

95.9

95.1

95.1

95.4

0-0

0-1

Troy

94.9

95.5

93.9

94.8

0-0

1-0

Georgia St.

88.7

90.3

87.8

88.9

0-0

1-0

Coastal Carolina

81.3

82.4

80.2

81.3

0-0

0-1

West Division

Team

PiRate

Mean

Bias

Average

SBC

Overall

Louisiana

93.8

93.9

92.9

93.5

0-0

0-1

Arkansas St.

91.3

91.4

91.0

91.2

0-0

0-1

Louisiana-Monroe

89.1

89.8

89.1

89.3

0-0

1-0

Texas St.

83.8

84.7

83.6

84.0

0-0

0-1

South Alabama

76.4

80.0

75.4

77.3

0-0

0-1

SBC Averages

90.1

90.7

89.4

90.0

Conference Power Ratings

#

League

Average

1

SEC

113.7

2

BTen

110.0

3

B12

108.0

4

P12

107.1

5

ACC

106.7

6

AAC

95.7

7

MWC

94.4

8

Ind

93.5

9

SUN

90.0

10

MAC

88.5

11

CUSA

86.1

Top 5 Group of 5

1

Central Florida

2

Cincinnati

3

Boise St.

4

Utah St.

5

Appalachian St.

 

Bowl Projections

 

Bowl Conf Conf Team Team
Bahamas MAC CUSA Northern Illinois Marshall
Frisco AAC At-large SMU [Miami (O)]
Cure AAC SBC Cincinnati Louisiana-Monroe
New Mexico CUSA MWC Louisiana Tech Fresno St.
Boca Raton AAC MAC Memphis Ohio
Camellia MAC SBC Western Michigan Louisiana
Las Vegas MWC Pac-12 Boise St. California
New Orleans CUSA SBC #1 Florida Int’l. Georgia St.
Gasparilla AAC CUSA [Purdue] Southern Miss.
Hawaii BYU/MWC AAC Hawaii Houston
Independence ACC SEC Wake Forest [UAB]
Quick Lane ACC Big Ten Pittsburgh Maryland
Military ACC AAC Boston College Temple
Pinstripe ACC Big Ten Syracuse Nebraska
Texas Big 12 SEC Oklahoma St. Mississippi St.
Holiday Pac-12 Big Ten Washington Iowa
Cheez-It Big 12 Pac-12 Texas Tech Stanford
Camping World ACC Big 12 Virginia Baylor
Cotton At-large At-large Georgia Central Florida
First Responder CUSA Big 12 North Texas Kansas St.
Redbox Pac-12 Big Ten Arizona St. Minnesota
Music City SEC ACC [Indiana] Miami (Fla.)
Orange ACC BTen/SEC Notre Dame LSU
Belk ACC SEC North Carolina St. Arkansas
Sun ACC Pac-12 North Carolina Oregon
Liberty Big 12 SEC TCU Vanderbilt
Arizona SBC MWC Troy Utah St.
Alamo Big 12 Pac-12 Iowa St. Utah
Citrus SEC BTen/ACC Florida Michigan St.
Outback Big Ten SEC Penn St. Auburn
Rose Big Ten Pac-12 Michigan Washington St.
Sugar Big 12 SEC Texas Texas A&M
Birmingham AAC SEC Tulane [Army]
Taxslayer/Gator SEC Big Ten Kentucky Wisconsin
Idaho Potato MAC MWC Toledo Wyoming
Armed Forces Big Ten MWC Northwestern Air Force
Dollar General MAC SBC Eastern Michigan Appalachian St.
 

 

FBS PLAYOFFS
Fiesta Top 4 Top 4 Clemson Ohio St.
Peach Top 4 Top 4 Alabama Oklahoma
 

 

Champsionship Fiesta Peach Clemson Alabama
 

 

Teams in [Brackets] are at-large selections

 

Woe To Us

One week into the season, panic has set in at a number of schools after unexpected losses or even unimpressive wins have sent the fans of certain schools into full-scale panic.

Worst of the lot is the University of Tennessee.  The Volunteers, 25-point favorites, lost at home to Georgia State in a game that Vols were clearly manhandled by the team picked to finish last in the Sun Belt Eastern Division in 2019.

Calls have come from within a lot of the fan base for massive changes to be made just 13 games into Coach Jeremy Pruitt’s head coaching career.  There are even calls to rid Athletics Director Phil Fulmer of his duties as well.

Today, in our little old folks reminiscing feature, I will tell you that contrary to the current popular belief, that this loss in Knoxville is not the worst loss in modern day history.

Let’s set the Time Machine back to 1958.  Coach Bowden Wyatt led an archaic Tennessee Single Wing offense that as recently as 1956 had allowed the Big Orange to run the table in the regular season and finish 2nd nationally to champion Oklahoma.

The following year, Tennessee won eight games including the Gator Bowl.  Two of their three losses came to top 5 teams.

In 1958, the Vols stumbled coming out of the gate.  In a 2-4 start that produced little offense and strong defense, Coach Wyatt all of a sudden found himself in hot water.  Tennessee fans, spoiled under the long reign of General Robert Neyland, reacted to this 2-4 start like former New York Yankees manager George Steinbrenner used to react when his team won only 90 games and missed out on the American League Division title.

Game seven was one of those automatic wins against tiny in-state rival Chattanooga.  The Mocs at times in the 20th Century were classified as Major College, or the equivalent of today’s FBS.  However, in 1958, they were Small College, or the equivalent of FCS.

Chattanooga entered this game coming off a loss at Tennessee Tech, and nobody gave Coach Scrappy Moore’s team any hope playing the mighty Vols at Shield-Watkins Field.  When the game started, Chattanooga’s defense, led by future American Football League starter Charlie Long at linebacker (he was also a starting offensive guard and played that position with the Boston Patriots), had little problem stopping Tennessee’s balanced-line Single Wing offense.  Time and time again, Tennessee ran line bucks, off-tackle plays, sweeps, and traps, and the Mocs defense stopped the attack and forced punts.

Chattanooga’s offense was not a juggernaut, but on this day, the Mocs would garner two touchdown drives and led 14-0 with precious little time remaining.  The stadium began to lose its home fans rapidly, as the then 46,000 seat stadium had about 30,000 people in seats.  This was a good thing because of what would happen in a few minutes.

Tennessee mounted one final desperation drive with the forward pass, something Wyatt-coached Vols teams used infrequently.  Chattanooga played a loose defense, allowing the Vols to use up the rest of the clock but finally scoring points in the last few seconds of the game.  The extra point was blocked, and Chattanooga pulled off its greatest ever upset, beating Tennessee in Knoxville 14-6.

The Chattanooga fans, totally excited over their impossible feat, stormed the field and tore down the goalposts.  What happens next has been told to me in the past by older acquaintances that lived in Chattanooga and have passed on to their reward.  Here’s a composite of these stories told to me many years ago:

The Tennessee fans that remained until the end of the game took offense at the Chattanooga fans storming their field and tearing down their goalposts.  When about 100 Vols’ fans decided to let the mob rule, they began to attack the Mocs fans, and within a few seconds, this became a full-scale riot.

In what has been described to me to have resembled the streets of Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the Knoxville police had to bring their riot gear and paddy wagons to the campus.  Eventually, tear gas was lobbed onto the field to stop the violence that had gotten well out of control.  Many Chattanooga fans and a handful of Tennessee fans had been detained and carted off to vehicles to be transferred to jail.

Here’s the most outrageous part of this story.  The sheriff of Hamilton County (Chattanooga as the county seat) was at this game as a fan.  He rounded up a “posse” of Mocs to attempt to overpower the Knoxville police and emancipate the arrested Chattanooga fans.  The sheriff was then arrested by the Knoxville police.

Tennessee had two home games remaining in 1958, and the administration decided they would not purchase new goalposts.  Instead, they erected very cheap wooden goalposts, the type anybody could construct by going to Home Depot, Lowe’s, or Menard’s today.

Coach Wyatt was barbecued in the local newspapers.  The Knoxville Journal and the Knoxville News-Sentinel opposed each other in 1958 like Fox News and CNN oppose each other today.  Yet, the two papers were in agreement that something needed to be done.  At 2-5, Tennessee now faced a closing three games against a top-5 Ole Miss team that had lost only to eventual national champion LSU; a decent Kentucky team under future Cleveland Browns head coach Blanton Collier; and a Vanderbilt team that would lose only one game prior to the season-ending contest with the Vols.

Staring a potential 2-8 season in the face, there was no joy in “The Marble City.”  Tennessee football was to Knoxville on Saturdays what it is to Green Bay on Sundays.

With the makeshift goalposts, Tennessee entered their game with Ole Miss as double-digit underdogs at home.  Having done exhaustive research, this was a first at Shields-Watkins Field.  Rarely had the Vols been underdogs at home under Neyland, so being a double-digit underdog to the Rebels was a new low.

As unexpected as their loss was to Chattanooga the previous week, the Vols went the opposite way against Coach Johnny Vaught’s Rebels.  Ole Miss had just scored 56 points the previous week against Houston, and their defense was giving up less than six points per game.  Even LSU could muster only 14 points, so the Vols’ Single Wing offense looked to be in a huge bind, and it was conceivable that Tennessee would be lucky to even cross midfield.

Not only did Tennessee move the ball across midfield, they moved it up and down the field for most of the day, while their defense slowed a great Split-T attack and Ole Miss’s top back, Charlie Flowers, had trouble moving the ball for most of the day.  An 18-16 upset was as big as the upset loss to Chattanooga.

Ironically, the Vols’ fans stormed the field after this game and quickly made short work of the cheap, makeshift goalposts.  Tennessee had to erect another set of wooden goalposts for its final home game.  Also ironically, goalposts would not be needed in that final home game, as neither Tennessee nor Kentucky attempted an extra point that day.  The Vol offense returned to its inept depths and failed to produce points.  A safety by the defense prevented the goose egg from staying on the old scoreboard.  Kentucky scored a lone touchdown and missed a two-point conversion but won 6-2.  This guaranteed a losing season for the Vols.

The season ended with Tennessee visiting their in-state rival Vanderbilt in Nashville.  This Vanderbilt team was ranked number 15 and looking at a likely Sun, Gator, or Bluegrass Bowl bid with a win over the lowly Vols.  Vanderbilt entered this game without an SEC loss and only one overall, which came against a Clemson team that won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and would face LSU in the Sugar Bowl.

After Coach Neyland came to Knoxville, Vanderbilt was rarely favored to beat their nemesis down the road on US Highway 70.  On this late November day, the Commodores were expected to win easily and give some of their second team players extra experience.

Once again, the Vols came out fired up and stopped Vanderbilt’s version of the Split-T and Wing-T offense.  The UT Single Wing offense was not potent by any means, but they moved the ball.  In 1958, few teams made more than two or three field goals in an entire season, and many did not make even one.  On this day, a field goal gave the Vols a surprising early lead, and Tennessee led 10-6 in the fourth quarter.  Two long Vanderbilt drives ended with turnovers, a fumble on the first and an interception on the second.  The Vol player (cannot remember his name) that recovered the fumble also picked off the pass, and Tennessee shocked Vandy at Dudley Field.  As a result, the Commodores were passed over for the bowl bids.  The Sun Bowl took Hardin-Simmons; the Bluegrass Bowl in Louisville took Florida State; and the Gator Bowl chose Florida and Ole Miss.

To all the Vols fans, as well as those that cheer for Tennessee to lose, let this be a warning to you.  The same can be said to Florida State, South Carolina, Missouri, UCLA, and Arizona fans this week.  Your team failed miserably in game one, but you never know what might happen in game two.  This going to the extremes, believing your team might be Playoff bound if they win their first game, and believing that the sky is falling if they lose their first game, is a ridiculous emotion.  It’s just the first game.  Teams have stunk in their first game and proceeded to win the national championship.  Not that this will happen in 2019, but the Seminoles, Gamecocks, Tigers, Bruins, Wildcats, and Vols fans still have reason to believe that this current low point will be replaced with multiple reversals of misfortune.

Week Two–Some Marquee Games

This will be a Saturday to make plans to watch a lot of football if you are a big college fan.

Noon, EDT

Michigan vs. Army–Fox Sports

This is the best early game.  The Wolverines had some trouble against Middle Tennessee in week one, while Army struggled with Rice.  This game may be lower scoring than first expected, but both teams did not show their entire playbooks last week.  I expect more offense and will look at the totals numbers for this game.  If Army can pull off the upset, the Black Knights can easily run the table for the regular season and possibly earn a spot in the Cotton Bowl.  Army is not eligible for the guaranteed Group of 5 New Year’s Bowl bid, as this goes to the highest-rated Group of 5 Conference Champion.  However, if the men from West Point beat Michigan and proceed to go 13-0 in the regular season, they could still be selected as an at-large team for the Cotton Bowl.

Of course, Michigan is a tough team to beat at The Big House, and Army does not wear scarlet and gray uniforms.

Purdue vs. Vanderbilt–Big Ten Network

This looks like a bowl eliminator game, even in week 2.  Purdue watched a 17-point lead disappear in Reno against Nevada.  Vanderbilt suffered against national contender Georgia and has injuries on its already thin offensive line.  The team that emerges 1-1 will still hold bowl hopes for 2019.  The loser has little path to six wins.

3:30 PM EDT

Clemson vs. Texas A&M–ABC

The Aggies gave the Tigers one of their two toughest battles last year in College Station, and Coach Jimbo Fisher certainly knows how to prepare for a game against his former rival when he coached at Florida State.  Having to go to Deaf Valley to place Trevor the Great may be asking the Aggies to do the impossible, but Clemson didn’t look like a super team against Georgia Tech last week, and Lawrence actually completed two passes to the wrong colored jersey.  This game might be quite interesting if the Aggies can contain the CU running game and make Clemson one dimensional.

7:30 PM EDT

Texas vs. LSU–ABC

This may be the overall best game of the week.  Texas looked just as strong if not stronger beating Louisiana Tech in week one as they looked like last year when they beat Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.  LSU looked like a team that Alabama fans need to worry about, as the new Tiger offense did things through the air that it had not done before, even in the Bert Jones days.  Joe Burrow added his name to Heisman Trophy contention after week one.  The winner of this game stays in Playoff contention.  The loser is already looking at top tier bowl but no Playoffs.

8:00 PM EDT

North Carolina vs. Miami–ACC Network

Kudos to Coach Mack Brown for showing the nation that old guys can still teach new tricks to the youngsters.  North Carolina can now become a co-favorite for the Coastal Division flag with a win over Miami in week two.  Meanwhile, the Hurricanes have had an extra week to lick their wounds after falling to rival Florida in a game that Miami had a chance to win at the end.

10:30 PM EDT

Washington vs. California–FS1

After Oregon lost in the final nine seconds to Auburn, the Pac-12 was placed behind the 8-ball.  It is going to take a 12-0 team from the Pac-12 to make the Playoffs, so this game will see one team emerge as having accomplished what is mandatory for that to happen.  Washington quarterback Jacob Eason looked like a potential first team All Pac-12 player in game one, but then Eastern Washington’s defense is not the standard to judge excellence.

Cal had to come from behind to beat FCS rival UC Davis.  Having to go to Seattle for this game makes the Bears a solid underdog, but Coach Justin Wilcox is impressing us with his handling of the boys from Berkeley.  Expect this game to be closer than expected and most likely quite exciting.  Cal stopped the Huskies last year in a 12-10 win.

Stanford vs. USC–ESPN

When USC quarterback J.T. Daniels went down with a season-ending injury in the middle of the Fresno State game, you could just see Coach Clay Helton’s subconscious brain imagining the help-wanted ads in the Los Angeles Times.  With an incredibly difficult schedule and a mandate to win 8 or 9 games this year, how does Helton survive the season much less get through it to the end with a true freshman signal caller?

Helton and the Trojans may have a shot against the Cardinal, because Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello might not play after suffering a gruesome hit in what should have been called a targeting penalty against Northwestern.  Costello might be in the concussion protocol and unable to play in this game, and backup Davis Mills did not produce any points after entering the game for the second half.

The winner of this game will be an unconvincing 2-0 team, but the loser will be in dire straits at 1-1.  USC faces four consecutive games where they will be the underdog, while Stanford decided to play Central Florida and Notre Dame as two of its three non-conference games.  The Cardinal may not have five more wins on their schedule if they lose this game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 22, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Friday, March 22, 2019

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Cincinnati

110.8

1.5

Iowa

111.1

1.2

Ole Miss

110.3

0.0

Oklahoma

110.7

-0.4

Texas Tech

117.8

0.0

Northern Kentucky

104.5

13.3

Kansas St.

112.7

0.0

UC-Irvine

106.2

6.5

Tennessee

118.3

0.0

Colgate

102.8

15.5

Gardner-Webb

99.5

1.0

Virginia

121.1

-20.6

Buffalo

115.0

0.0

Arizona St.

107.9

7.1

Wisconsin

115.1

0.0

Oregon

109.7

5.4

Utah St.

111.3

0.0

Washington

108.8

2.5

Duke

123.1

0.0

North Dakota St.

97.9

25.2

Houston

114.8

0.0

Georgia St.

103.9

10.9

Mississippi St.

113.9

0.0

Liberty

106.7

7.2

North Carolina

121.7

0.0

Iona

97.8

23.9

Virginia Commonwealth

110.7

0.0

Central Florida

109.4

1.3

Iowa St.

114.8

0.0

Ohio St.

109.9

4.9

Virginia Tech

115.5

0.0

Saint Louis

104.1

11.4

 

Today’s Schedule

All Times EDT

TIME

MATCHUP

NETWORK

SITE

12:15 PM

(10) Iowa vs. (7) Cincinnati

CBS

Columbus 

12:40 PM

(9) Oklahoma vs. (8) Ole Miss

truTV

Columbia 

1:30 PM

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

TNT

Tulsa 

2 PM

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

TBS

San Jose 

Approx. 3 PM

(15) Colgate vs. (2) Tennessee

CBS

Columbus 

Approx. 3:25 PM

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

truTV

Columbia 

Approx. 4:15 PM

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

TNT

Tulsa 

Approx. 4:45 PM

(12) Oregon vs. (5) Wisconsin

TBS

San Jose 

6:50 PM

(9) Washington vs. (8) Utah State

TNT

Columbus 

7:10 PM

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

CBS

Columbia 

7:20 PM

(14) Georgia State vs. (3) Houston

TBS

Tulsa 

7:27 PM

(12) Liberty vs. (5) Mississippi State

truTV

San Jose 

Approx. 9:35 PM

(16) Iona vs. (1) North Carolina

TNT

Columbus 

Approx. 9:55 PM

(9) UCF vs. (8) VCU

CBS

Columbia 

Approx. 10:05 PM

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

TBS

Tulsa

Approx. 10:12 PM

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

truTV

San Jose 

 

 

 

March 10, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Sunday, March 10, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Lipscomb

109.0

3.0

Liberty

105.9

6.1

Radford

102.7

2.5

Gardner-Webb

99.3

5.9

Hofstra

106.5

0.0

James Madison

93.8

12.7

William & Mary

97.6

0.0

Delaware

94.7

2.9

Northeastern

105.6

0.0

UNC Wilmington

94.7

10.9

Charleston

103.4

1.0

Drexel

95.2

9.2

Siena

95.4

2.5

Iona

97.7

0.2

Canisius

95.1

0.0

Monmouth

93.3

1.8

Northern Iowa

99.1

0.0

Bradley

99.5

-0.4

Colgate

102.1

2.5

Navy

92.8

11.8

Bucknell

101.4

2.5

Lehigh

100.3

3.6

Wofford

112.9

0.0

East Tennessee St.

106.6

6.3

UNC Greensboro

105.5

0.0

Furman

107.9

-2.4

North Dakota St.

97.5

0.0

Oral Roberts

92.8

4.7

South Dakota

97.4

1.0

Purdue Fort Wayne

98.7

-0.3

Cincinnati

111.8

3.0

Houston

114.5

0.3

Penn St.

109.9

2.5

Illinois

106.5

5.9

Indiana

110.4

3.0

Rutgers

106.3

7.1

East Carolina

93.7

2.5

Connecticut

105.2

-9.0

Nebraska

110.5

3.0

Iowa

110.8

2.7

South Florida

103.5

3.0

SMU

103.8

2.7

Ohio St.

110.3

3.0

Wisconsin

115.5

-2.2

Conference Tournaments Update

America East Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Md.-Baltimore Co.

62

Albany

54

Vermont

73

Maine

57

Binghamton

73

Stony Brook

71

Hartford

78

UMass Lowell

70

 

Semifinals–Tuesday, March 12

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Vermont (25-6)

7

Binghamton (10-22)

3

Maryland-Baltimore Co. (20-12)

4

Hartford (18-14)

 

 

Atlantic Sun Conference

*** Championship Game–Sunday, March 10 ***

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Lipscomb (25-6)

2

Liberty (27-6)

 

 

Big South Conference

*** Championship Game–Sunday, March 10 (at Radford) ***

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

2

Radford (22-10)

4

Gardner-Webb (22-11)

 

 

Colonial Athletic Association

Site: North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC

First Round–Saturday, March 9

James Madison

74

Towson

73

UNC Wilmington

93

Elon

86

Quarterfinals–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Hofstra (25-6)

8

James Madison (14-18)

4

William & Mary (14-16)

5

Delaware (16-15)

2

Northeastern (20-10)

10

UNC Wilmington (10-22)

3

Charleston (23-8)

6

Drexel (13-18)

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

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

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Monmouth

98

Quinnipiac

92

Siena

87

Rider

81

 

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Iona (15-15)

5

Siena (17-15)

2

Canisius (15-16)

6

Monmouth (13-20)

 

 

Missouri Valley Conference (Arch Madness)

Site: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

Semifinals–Saturday, March 9

Bradley

53

Loyola (Chi)

51

Northern Iowa

60

Drake

58

*** Championship Game–Sunday, March 10 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

6

Northern Iowa (16-17)

5

Bradley (19-14)

 

Northeast Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Semifinals–Saturday, March 9

St. Francis (PA)

72

Long Island

64

Fairleigh-Dickinson

66

Robert Morris

62

 

Championship Game–Tuesday, March 12

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

St. Francis (PA) (18-13)

2

Fairleigh-Dickinson (19-13)

 

 

Ohio Valley Conference

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

Murray St.

77

Belmont

65

Champion:  Murray St.  27-4

 

 

 

Patriot League

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Colgate (22-10)

5

Navy (12-18)

2

Bucknell (20-10)

3

Lehigh (20-10)

 

 

Southern Conference

Site: US Cellular Center, Asheville, NC

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Wofford

99

VMI

72

East Tennessee St.

68

Chattanooga

64

UNC Greensboro

77

Samford

70

Furman

85

Mercer

74

 

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Wofford (27-4)

4/5

East Tennessee St. (24-8)

2

UNC Greensboro (27-5)

3

Furman (25-6)

 

 

Summit League

Site: Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Western Illinois

79

South Dakota St.

76

Omaha

81

North Dakota

76

 

Quarterfinals–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

Purdue Fort Wayne (17-14)

5

South Dakota (13-16)

North Dakota St. (15-15)

6

Oral Roberts (11-20)

 

 

West Coast Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

San Diego

80

BYU

57

Pepperdine

89

San Francisco

72

 

Semifinals–Monday, March 11

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

Saint Mary’s (20-11)

6

San Diego (21-13)

1

Gonzaga (29-2)

8

Pepperdine (16-17)

 

Teams In The Big Dance

Murray St.  (OVC)  27-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 7, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Thursday, March 7, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Radford

103.4

0.0

Presbyterian

98.3

5.1

Winthrop

99.7

0.0

Charleston Southern

99.5

0.2

Campbell

99.1

2.5

Hampton

98.6

3.0

Gardner-Webb

98.2

0.0

High Point

96.7

1.5

Lipscomb

110.1

3.0

NJIT

99.1

14.0

Liberty

106.5

3.0

North Florida

99.0

10.5

Marist

94.2

0.0

Saint Peter’s

91.1

3.1

Manhattan

90.5

0.0

Fairfield

92.5

-2.0

Monmouth

92.4

0.0

Niagara

90.7

1.7

Indiana St.

98.0

0.0

Valparaiso

96.2

1.8

Illinois St.

97.9

0.0

Evansville

96.5

1.4

Austin Peay

102.7

0.0

Morehead St.

95.0

7.7

Jacksonville St.

103.5

0.0

UT-Martin

92.1

11.4

Colgate

102.7

3.0

Boston U

96.1

9.6

Bucknell

101.1

3.0

Holy Cross

95.6

8.5

Lehigh

100.1

2.5

Army

95.3

7.3

American

98.5

2.5

Navy

92.8

8.2

San Diego

104.0

0.0

Portland

89.7

14.3

Pepperdine

99.9

0.0

Pacific

97.2

2.7

Appalachian St.

97.8

2.5

Troy

94.2

6.1

Little Rock

97.2

2.5

Louisiana

98.9

0.8

Central Florida

110.5

3.0

Cincinnati

110.8

2.7

Coastal Carolina

101.1

2.5

South Alabama

96.9

6.7

Connecticut

104.9

3.0

Temple

106.2

1.7

Florida A&M

90.3

2.5

Bethune-Cookman

92.4

0.4

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.0

2.5

Delaware St.

79.1

4.4

Morgan St.

89.0

2.5

Coppin St.

84.1

7.4

North Carolina A&T

91.8

2.5

North Carolina Central

92.4

1.9

South Carolina St.

87.5

2.5

Savannah St.

85.5

4.5

Wisconsin

114.7

3.0

Iowa

111.1

6.6

Arkansas St.

94.7

3.0

Louisiana Monroe

100.9

-3.2

Grambling

93.2

2.5

Alabama St.

90.6

5.1

Illinois

107.6

3.0

Indiana

109.2

1.4

Jackson St.

89.7

2.5

Alabama A&M

85.3

6.9

Norfolk St.

95.3

2.5

Howard

90.8

7.0

Prairie View

95.2

2.5

Southern

87.2

10.5

Southern Utah

92.9

2.5

Northern Colorado

99.5

-4.1

UT Rio Grande Valley

99.5

2.5

California Baptist

97.9

4.1

Texas Southern

98.0

2.5

Alcorn St.

84.6

15.9

Colorado

106.3

3.0

UCLA

105.1

4.2

Houston

114.2

2.5

SMU

102.6

14.1

Idaho St.

90.7

2.5

Eastern Washington

93.6

-0.4

Utah Valley

104.8

2.5

Grand Canyon

105.4

1.9

Weber St.

97.6

2.5

Idaho

84.2

15.9

Cal Poly

89.2

2.5

UC-Irvine

105.1

-13.4

Cal St. Northridge

94.2

2.5

UC Santa Barbara

99.9

-3.2

UC-Davis

95.8

3.5

Hawaii

97.1

2.2

Portland St.

92.3

2.5

Montana

102.6

-7.8

Sacramento St.

93.5

2.5

Montana St.

95.4

0.6

Seattle

98.8

2.5

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.4

3.9

Utah

103.4

3.0

USC

105.4

1.0

Stanford

104.5

1.5

California

94.5

11.5

 

Conference Tournaments Update

Atlantic Sun Conference

Both Games Played at Higher Seed

Semifinals–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Lipscomb (24-6)

5

NJIT (21-11)

2

Liberty (26-6)

3

North Florida (16-16)

 

Big South Conference

At Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 7 

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

Radford (20-10)

7

Presbyterian (18-14)

3

Winthrop (18-11)

6

Charleston Southern (16-14)

1

Campbell (19-11)

8

Hampton (15-15)

4

Gardner-Webb (20-11)

5

High Point (16-14)

Horizon League  (Motor City Madness)

Wednesday’s Games Played At Higher Seeds

Quarterfinals–Wednesday, March 6

Oakland

88

Youngstown St.

84

Northern Kentucky

99

Detroit

88

Site: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI

Semifinals–Friday, March 15 

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Wright St. (20-12)

4

Green Bay 17-15

2

Northern Kentucky (24-8)

3/6

Oakland (16-16)

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

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

First Round–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Marist (12-18)

9

Saint Peter’s (9-21)

7

Manhattan (10-20)

10

Fairfield (9-21)

6

Monmouth (11-20)

11

Niagara (13-18)

 

Missouri Valley Conference  (Arch Madness)

Site: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

First Round–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Indiana St. (15-15)

9

Valparaiso (14-17)

7

Illinois St. (16-15)

10

Evansville (11-20)

 

Northeast Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Wednesday, March 6

St. Francis (PA)

67

Bryant

63

Fairleigh-Dickinson

84

Wagner

46

Long Island

71

Sacred Heart

62

Robert Morris

69

St. Francis (Bklyn)

65 ot

 

Semifinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

St. Francis (PA) (17-13)

6

Long Island (16-15)

2

Fairleigh-Dickinson (18-13)

4

Robert Morris (17-15)

 

Ohio Valley Conference

Site: Ford Center, Evansville, IN

Morehead St.

72

SIU Edwardsville

68

UT-Martin

78

Eastern Illinois

71

 

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

4

Austin Peay (21-10)

5

Morehead St. (13-19)

3

Jacksonville St. (23-8)

7

UT-Martin (12-18)

 

Patriot League

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Colgate (21-10)

8

Boston U (15-17)

2

Bucknell (19-10)

10

Holy Cross (16-16)

3

Lehigh (19-10)

6

Army (13-18)

4

American (15-14)

5

Navy (11-18)

 

West Coast Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

First Round–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

7

San Diego (18-13)

10

Portland (7-24)

8

Pepperdine (13-17)

9

Pacific (14-17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 4, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday’s PiRate Ratings (1-353)

Rk

Team

PiRate

Conf

1

Duke

124.0

ACC

2

Gonzaga

122.5

WCC

3

Virginia

122.1

ACC

4

Michigan St.

120.1

B10

5

North Carolina

119.6

ACC

6

Tennessee

119.3

SEC

7

Virginia Tech

117.6

ACC

8

Kentucky

117.4

SEC

9

Michigan

117.0

B10

10

Purdue

116.4

B10

11

Auburn

116.0

SEC

12

Iowa St.

115.7

B12

13

Wisconsin

115.6

B10

14

Kansas

115.3

B12

15

Nevada

115.1

MWC

16

Louisville

114.3

ACC

17

Texas Tech

114.2

B12

18

Villanova

113.9

BE

19

Buffalo

113.2

MAC

20

Houston

112.9

Amer

21

Marquette

112.6

BE

22

Maryland

112.6

B10

23

Nebraska

112.5

B10

24

Florida St.

112.5

ACC

25

Iowa

112.5

B10

26

Mississippi St.

112.4

SEC

27

LSU

112.2

SEC

28

North Carolina St.

112.2

ACC

29

Cincinnati

112.0

Amer

30

Baylor

111.8

B12

31

Ohio St.

111.6

B10

32

Syracuse

111.5

ACC

33

Florida

111.3

SEC

34

Texas

111.3

B12

35

Oklahoma

111.2

B12

36

Wofford

111.1

SC

37

TCU

110.7

B12

38

Kansas St.

110.6

B12

39

Washington

110.5

P12

40

Indiana

110.5

B10

41

Saint Mary’s

110.4

WCC

42

Clemson

110.3

ACC

43

Lipscomb

110.2

ASun

44

Utah St.

109.6

MWC

45

St. John’s

109.6

BE

46

Creighton

109.5

BE

47

San Francisco

109.5

WCC

48

Mississippi

109.4

SEC

49

Alabama

109.0

SEC

50

Arizona St.

109.0

P12

51

Butler

108.8

BE

52

Central Florida

108.5

Amer

53

Oregon

108.4

P12

54

Virginia Commonwealth

108.2

A10

55

Arkansas

108.1

SEC

56

Northwestern

107.9

B10

57

Minnesota

107.7

B10

58

New Mexico St.

107.5

WAC

59

Arizona

107.5

P12

60

Seton Hall

107.4

BE

61

Toledo

107.4

MAC

62

Murray St.

107.3

OVC

63

Fresno St.

107.3

MWC

64

East Tennessee St.

107.1

SC

65

Vermont

107.0

AE

66

Hofstra

106.9

CAA

67

Liberty

106.9

ASun

68

Belmont

106.8

OVC

69

Oregon St.

106.7

P12

70

Dayton

106.6

A10

71

Temple

106.6

Amer

72

Penn St.

106.6

B10

73

Connecticut

106.5

Amer

74

South Dakota St.

106.2

Sum

75

Miami (Fla)

106.2

ACC

76

Pittsburgh

106.2

ACC

77

Grand Canyon

106.1

WAC

78

Georgetown

106.1

BE

79

Providence

106.0

BE

80

Davidson

106.0

A10

81

West Virginia

105.9

B12

82

Notre Dame

105.8

ACC

83

Illinois

105.8

B10

84

Yale

105.7

Ivy

85

Georgia Tech

105.7

ACC

86

Memphis

105.6

Amer

87

Furman

105.6

SC

88

Colorado

105.3

P12

89

San Diego

105.3

WCC

90

South Carolina

105.2

SEC

91

BYU

105.2

WCC

92

Northeastern

105.2

CAA

93

Xavier

105.1

BE

94

Missouri

104.9

SEC

95

SMU

104.8

Amer

96

Northern Kentucky

104.7

Horz

97

UCLA

104.7

P12

98

Rutgers

104.6

B10

99

Oklahoma St.

104.5

B12

100

Georgia

104.5

SEC

101

Harvard

104.3

Ivy

102

DePaul

104.2

BE

103

Ball St.

104.2

MAC

104

Texas St.

104.1

SB

105

Old Dominion

104.0

CUSA

106

Rhode Island

103.9

A10

107

USC

103.9

P12

108

Montana

103.8

BSky

109

Loyola (Chi)

103.7

MVC

110

Boston College

103.7

ACC

111

Georgia St.

103.6

SB

112

Western Kentucky

103.6

CUSA

113

Texas A&M

103.5

SEC

114

South Florida

103.5

Amer

115

Penn

103.5

Ivy

116

Austin Peay

103.5

OVC

117

San Diego St.

103.4

MWC

118

Georgia Southern

103.4

SB

119

Jacksonville St.

103.3

OVC

120

Akron

103.3

MAC

121

Charleston

103.2

CAA

122

Bowling Green

103.2

MAC

123

George Mason

103.2

A10

124

Saint Louis

103.1

A10

125

Vanderbilt

103.1

SEC

126

Utah

103.0

P12

127

Utah Valley

103.0

WAC

128

Drake

102.9

MVC

129

Stanford

102.8

P12

130

Wichita St.

102.7

Amer

131

Boise St.

102.7

MWC

132

North Texas

102.7

CUSA

133

Radford

102.6

BSth

134

Tulsa

102.5

Amer

135

Northern Illinois

102.1

MAC

136

Bucknell

101.8

Pat

137

Southern Miss

101.8

CUSA

138

Brown

101.8

Ivy

139

Louisiana Tech

101.8

CUSA

140

Loyola Marymount

101.7

WCC

141

Coastal Carolina

101.5

SB

142

Central Michigan

101.5

MAC

143

Lehigh

101.4

Pat

144

St. Bonaventure

101.2

A10

145

Miami (O)

101.1

MAC

146

Kent St.

101.1

MAC

147

UC Irvine

101.0

BW

148

Wright St.

100.9

Horz

149

Princeton

100.8

Ivy

150

Southern Illinois

100.7

MVC

151

Louisiana Monroe

100.6

SB

152

Samford

100.6

SC

153

Colgate

100.2

Pat

154

Duquesne

100.2

A10

155

Missouri St.

100.1

MVC

156

Northern Colorado

100.1

BSky

157

Rider

100.1

MAAC

158

Pepperdine

100.1

WCC

159

Illinois St.

100.0

MVC

160

Stony Brook

100.0

AE

161

Cal St. Fullerton

100.0

BW

162

Winthrop

99.9

BSth

163

Weber St.

99.8

BSky

164

UMass Lowell

99.7

AE

165

Wake Forest

99.6

ACC

166

Mercer

99.6

SC

167

Abilene Christian

99.6

Slnd

168

Omaha

99.6

Sum

169

UC Santa Barbara

99.5

BW

170

NJIT

99.5

ASun

171

UAB

99.5

CUSA

172

Eastern Michigan

99.4

MAC

173

New Mexico

99.4

MWC

174

Marshall

99.4

CUSA

175

UTSA

99.1

CUSA

176

American

99.1

Pat

177

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.0

Sum

178

Louisiana

98.9

SB

179

Massachusetts

98.9

A10

180

Sam Houston St.

98.9

Slnd

181

UNC Greensboro

98.9

SC

182

Saint Joseph’s

98.8

A10

183

Gardner Webb

98.8

BSth

184

UNLV

98.6

MWC

185

IUPUI

98.6

Horz

186

Colorado St.

98.5

MWC

187

Seattle

98.4

WAC

188

Dartmouth

98.3

Ivy

189

Campbell

98.2

BSth

190

Valparaiso

98.2

MVC

191

Evansville

98.2

MVC

192

Presbyterian

98.1

BSth

193

Richmond

98.1

A10

194

Hartford

98.0

AE

195

UNC Wilmington

98.0

CAA

196

Appalachian St.

98.0

SB

197

Hawaii

98.0

BW

198

Northern Iowa

98.0

MVC

199

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.8

WAC

200

Florida Atlantic

97.8

CUSA

201

Ohio

97.8

MAC

202

Texas Southern

97.7

SWAC

203

Troy

97.7

SB

204

North Dakota St.

97.6

Sum

205

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.6

AE

206

Green Bay

97.5

Horz

207

Pacific

97.5

WCC

208

Oakland

97.5

Horz

209

Indiana St.

97.4

MVC

210

Bradley

97.2

MVC

211

Charleston Southern

97.1

BSth

212

Illinois Chicago

97.0

Horz

213

Holy Cross

97.0

Pat

214

North Florida

96.9

ASun

215

South Alabama

96.8

SB

216

Boston University

96.8

Pat

217

High Point

96.7

BSth

218

La Salle

96.7

A10

219

Long Beach St.

96.7

BW

220

Hampton

96.6

BSth

221

William & Mary

96.6

CAA

222

Lamar

96.5

Slnd

223

Florida Int’l.

96.4

CUSA

224

Iona

96.4

MAAC

225

South Dakota

96.4

Sum

226

UC Riverside

96.3

BW

227

Quinnipiac

96.3

MAAC

228

Washington St.

96.3

P12

229

Santa Clara

96.2

WCC

230

Little Rock

96.2

SB

231

Fairleigh Dickinson

96.1

NEC

232

Robert Morris

96.1

NEC

233

Army

96.0

Pat

234

Sacred Heart

95.8

NEC

235

Eastern Kentucky

95.8

OVC

236

California Baptist

95.8

WAC

237

Detroit

95.7

Horz

238

Fordham

95.7

A10

239

Canisius

95.6

MAAC

240

Florida Gulf Coast

95.6

ASun

241

USC Upstate

95.6

BSth

242

Drexel

95.5

CAA

243

Columbia

95.5

Ivy

244

George Washington

95.5

A10

245

St. Francis PA

95.4

NEC

246

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.3

WAC

247

Delaware

95.3

CAA

248

Cornell

95.3

Ivy

249

Sacramento St.

95.1

BSky

250

UC Davis

95.1

BW

251

The Citadel

94.9

SC

252

St. Francis (BKN)

94.9

NEC

253

Siena

94.9

MAAC

254

Norfolk St.

94.9

MEAC

255

Western Michigan

94.9

MAC

256

UT Arlington

94.7

SB

257

Morehead St.

94.7

OVC

258

Rice

94.7

CUSA

259

Prairie View A&M

94.7

SWAC

260

Missouri Kansas City

94.7

WAC

261

Jacksonville

94.6

ASun

262

Towson

94.6

CAA

263

Air Force

94.6

MWC

264

UTEP

94.5

CUSA

265

Marist

94.5

MAAC

266

Long Island

94.4

NEC

267

Arkansas St.

94.4

SB

268

Portland St.

94.3

BSky

269

Montana St.

94.3

BSky

270

Chattanooga

94.2

SC

271

James Madison

94.2

CAA

272

Stephen F. Austin

94.2

Slnd

273

Albany

94.1

AE

274

North Dakota

94.1

Sum

275

Fairfield

94.0

MAAC

276

East Carolina

94.0

Amer

277

UT Martin

94.0

OVC

278

Wagner

94.0

NEC

279

Western Illinois

93.9

Sum

280

Texas A&M CC

93.8

Slnd

281

California

93.7

P12

282

Milwaukee

93.7

Horz

283

New Orleans

93.5

Slnd

284

Loyola (MD)

93.4

Pat

285

Tulane

93.4

Amer

286

Middle Tennessee

93.4

CUSA

287

Cal St. Northridge

93.3

BW

288

Niagara

93.3

MAAC

289

Southern Utah

93.2

BSky

290

Grambling

93.2

SWAC

291

Monmouth

93.2

MAAC

292

Youngstown St.

93.1

Horz

293

North Carolina Central

93.1

MEAC

294

Houston Baptist

93.0

Slnd

295

Tennessee St.

92.9

OVC

296

Eastern Washington

92.9

BSky

297

Central Arkansas

92.8

Slnd

298

Eastern Illinois

92.8

OVC

299

Western Carolina

92.7

SC

300

Southeastern Louisiana

92.7

Slnd

301

Denver

92.3

Sum

302

Cleveland St.

92.2

Horz

303

Longwood

92.2

BSth

304

North Carolina A&T

92.1

MEAC

305

Navy

92.0

Pat

306

Bethune Cookman

92.0

MEAC

307

Idaho St.

92.0

BSky

308

Oral Roberts

92.0

Sum

309

Lafayette

91.9

Pat

310

Charlotte

91.9

CUSA

311

Northern Arizona

91.9

BSky

312

Central Connecticut

91.8

NEC

313

Saint Peter’s

91.8

MAAC

314

McNeese St.

91.4

Slnd

315

Southeast Missouri St.

91.1

OVC

316

Alabama St.

91.1

SWAC

317

Maine

91.0

AE

318

Howard

91.0

MEAC

319

VMI

90.8

SC

320

Nicholls St.

90.8

Slnd

321

Elon

90.7

CAA

322

Portland

90.4

WCC

323

Florida A&M

90.3

MEAC

324

North Alabama

90.2

ASun

325

Wyoming

90.2

MWC

326

Manhattan

90.1

MAAC

327

Jackson St.

90.0

SWAC

328

Tennessee Tech

90.0

OVC

329

Cal Poly

89.7

BW

330

SIU Edwardsville

89.4

OVC

331

Mount St. Mary’s

89.0

NEC

332

Bryant

88.9

NEC

333

Binghamton

88.8

AE

334

Arkansas Pine Bluff

88.7

SWAC

335

Morgan St.

88.7

MEAC

336

South Carolina St.

88.5

MEAC

337

UNC Asheville

88.2

BSth

338

Southern

87.9

SWAC

339

Idaho

87.2

BSky

340

San Jose St.

86.9

MWC

341

Northwestern St.

86.7

Slnd

342

Stetson

86.5

ASun

343

Incarnate Word

85.8

Slnd

344

Kennesaw St.

85.7

ASun

345

New Hampshire

85.7

AE

346

Coppin St.

85.3

MEAC

347

Alcorn St.

84.8

SWAC

348

Alabama A&M

84.7

SWAC

349

Savannah St.

84.2

MEAC

350

Mississippi Valley St.

83.3

SWAC

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.3

MEAC

352

Chicago St.

80.9

WAC

353

Delaware St.

80.7

MEAC

 

Ratings Alphabetically

Rk

Team

PiRate

Conf

167

Abilene Christian

99.6

Slnd

263

Air Force

94.6

MWC

120

Akron

103.3

MAC

49

Alabama

109.0

SEC

348

Alabama A&M

84.7

SWAC

316

Alabama St.

91.1

SWAC

273

Albany

94.1

AE

347

Alcorn St.

84.8

SWAC

176

American

99.1

Pat

196

Appalachian St.

98.0

SB

59

Arizona

107.5

P12

50

Arizona St.

109.0

P12

55

Arkansas

108.1

SEC

334

Arkansas Pine Bluff

88.7

SWAC

267

Arkansas St.

94.4

SB

233

Army

96.0

Pat

11

Auburn

116.0

SEC

116

Austin Peay

103.5

OVC

103

Ball St.

104.2

MAC

30

Baylor

111.8

B12

68

Belmont

106.8

OVC

306

Bethune Cookman

92.0

MEAC

333

Binghamton

88.8

AE

131

Boise St.

102.7

MWC

110

Boston College

103.7

ACC

216

Boston University

96.8

Pat

122

Bowling Green

103.2

MAC

210

Bradley

97.2

MVC

138

Brown

101.8

Ivy

332

Bryant

88.9

NEC

136

Bucknell

101.8

Pat

19

Buffalo

113.2

MAC

51

Butler

108.8

BE

91

BYU

105.2

WCC

329

Cal Poly

89.7

BW

199

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.8

WAC

161

Cal St. Fullerton

100.0

BW

287

Cal St. Northridge

93.3

BW

281

California

93.7

P12

236

California Baptist

95.8

WAC

189

Campbell

98.2

BSth

239

Canisius

95.6

MAAC

297

Central Arkansas

92.8

Slnd

312

Central Connecticut

91.8

NEC

52

Central Florida

108.5

Amer

142

Central Michigan

101.5

MAC

121

Charleston

103.2

CAA

211

Charleston Southern

97.1

BSth

310

Charlotte

91.9

CUSA

270

Chattanooga

94.2

SC

352

Chicago St.

80.9

WAC

29

Cincinnati

112.0

Amer

42

Clemson

110.3

ACC

302

Cleveland St.

92.2

Horz

141

Coastal Carolina

101.5

SB

153

Colgate

100.2

Pat

88

Colorado

105.3

P12

186

Colorado St.

98.5

MWC

243

Columbia

95.5

Ivy

73

Connecticut

106.5

Amer

346

Coppin St.

85.3

MEAC

248

Cornell

95.3

Ivy

46

Creighton

109.5

BE

188

Dartmouth

98.3

Ivy

80

Davidson

106.0

A10

70

Dayton

106.6

A10

247

Delaware

95.3

CAA

353

Delaware St.

80.7

MEAC

301

Denver

92.3

Sum

102

DePaul

104.2

BE

237

Detroit

95.7

Horz

128

Drake

102.9

MVC

242

Drexel

95.5

CAA

1

Duke

124.0

ACC

154

Duquesne

100.2

A10

276

East Carolina

94.0

Amer

64

East Tennessee St.

107.1

SC

298

Eastern Illinois

92.8

OVC

235

Eastern Kentucky

95.8

OVC

172

Eastern Michigan

99.4

MAC

296

Eastern Washington

92.9

BSky

321

Elon

90.7

CAA

191

Evansville

98.2

MVC

275

Fairfield

94.0

MAAC

231

Fairleigh Dickinson

96.1

NEC

33

Florida

111.3

SEC

323

Florida A&M

90.3

MEAC

200

Florida Atlantic

97.8

CUSA

240

Florida Gulf Coast

95.6

ASun

223

Florida Int’l.

96.4

CUSA

24

Florida St.

112.5

ACC

238

Fordham

95.7

A10

63

Fresno St.

107.3

MWC

87

Furman

105.6

SC

183

Gardner Webb

98.8

BSth

123

George Mason

103.2

A10

244

George Washington

95.5

A10

78

Georgetown

106.1

BE

100

Georgia

104.5

SEC

118

Georgia Southern

103.4

SB

111

Georgia St.

103.6

SB

85

Georgia Tech

105.7

ACC

2

Gonzaga

122.5

WCC

290

Grambling

93.2

SWAC

77

Grand Canyon

106.1

WAC

206

Green Bay

97.5

Horz

220

Hampton

96.6

BSth

194

Hartford

98.0

AE

101

Harvard

104.3

Ivy

197

Hawaii

98.0

BW

217

High Point

96.7

BSth

66

Hofstra

106.9

CAA

213

Holy Cross

97.0

Pat

20

Houston

112.9

Amer

294

Houston Baptist

93.0

Slnd

318

Howard

91.0

MEAC

339

Idaho

87.2

BSky

307

Idaho St.

92.0

BSky

83

Illinois

105.8

B10

212

Illinois Chicago

97.0

Horz

159

Illinois St.

100.0

MVC

343

Incarnate Word

85.8

Slnd

40

Indiana

110.5

B10

209

Indiana St.

97.4

MVC

224

Iona

96.4

MAAC

25

Iowa

112.5

B10

12

Iowa St.

115.7

B12

185

IUPUI

98.6

Horz

327

Jackson St.

90.0

SWAC

261

Jacksonville

94.6

ASun

119

Jacksonville St.

103.3

OVC

271

James Madison

94.2

CAA

14

Kansas

115.3

B12

38

Kansas St.

110.6

B12

344

Kennesaw St.

85.7

ASun

146

Kent St.

101.1

MAC

8

Kentucky

117.4

SEC

218

La Salle

96.7

A10

309

Lafayette

91.9

Pat

222

Lamar

96.5

Slnd

143

Lehigh

101.4

Pat

67

Liberty

106.9

ASun

43

Lipscomb

110.2

ASun

230

Little Rock

96.2

SB

219

Long Beach St.

96.7

BW

266

Long Island

94.4

NEC

303

Longwood

92.2

BSth

178

Louisiana

98.9

SB

151

Louisiana Monroe

100.6

SB

139

Louisiana Tech

101.8

CUSA

16

Louisville

114.3

ACC

109

Loyola (Chi)

103.7

MVC

284

Loyola (MD)

93.4

Pat

140

Loyola Marymount

101.7

WCC

27

LSU

112.2

SEC

317

Maine

91.0

AE

326

Manhattan

90.1

MAAC

265

Marist

94.5

MAAC

21

Marquette

112.6

BE

174

Marshall

99.4

CUSA

22

Maryland

112.6

B10

205

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.6

AE

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.3

MEAC

179

Massachusetts

98.9

A10

314

McNeese St.

91.4

Slnd

86

Memphis

105.6

Amer

166

Mercer

99.6

SC

75

Miami (Fla)

106.2

ACC

145

Miami (O)

101.1

MAC

9

Michigan

117.0

B10

4

Michigan St.

120.1

B10

286

Middle Tennessee

93.4

CUSA

282

Milwaukee

93.7

Horz

57

Minnesota

107.7

B10

48

Mississippi

109.4

SEC

26

Mississippi St.

112.4

SEC

350

Mississippi Valley St.

83.3

SWAC

94

Missouri

104.9

SEC

260

Missouri Kansas City

94.7

WAC

155

Missouri St.

100.1

MVC

291

Monmouth

93.2

MAAC

108

Montana

103.8

BSky

269

Montana St.

94.3

BSky

257

Morehead St.

94.7

OVC

335

Morgan St.

88.7

MEAC

331

Mount St. Mary’s

89.0

NEC

62

Murray St.

107.3

OVC

305

Navy

92.0

Pat

23

Nebraska

112.5

B10

15

Nevada

115.1

MWC

345

New Hampshire

85.7

AE

173

New Mexico

99.4

MWC

58

New Mexico St.

107.5

WAC

283

New Orleans

93.5

Slnd

288

Niagara

93.3

MAAC

320

Nicholls St.

90.8

Slnd

170

NJIT

99.5

ASun

254

Norfolk St.

94.9

MEAC

324

North Alabama

90.2

ASun

5

North Carolina

119.6

ACC

304

North Carolina A&T

92.1

MEAC

293

North Carolina Central

93.1

MEAC

28

North Carolina St.

112.2

ACC

274

North Dakota

94.1

Sum

204

North Dakota St.

97.6

Sum

214

North Florida

96.9

ASun

132

North Texas

102.7

CUSA

92

Northeastern

105.2

CAA

311

Northern Arizona

91.9

BSky

156

Northern Colorado

100.1

BSky

135

Northern Illinois

102.1

MAC

198

Northern Iowa

98.0

MVC

96

Northern Kentucky

104.7

Horz

56

Northwestern

107.9

B10

341

Northwestern St.

86.7

Slnd

82

Notre Dame

105.8

ACC

208

Oakland

97.5

Horz

201

Ohio

97.8

MAC

31

Ohio St.

111.6

B10

35

Oklahoma

111.2

B12

99

Oklahoma St.

104.5

B12

105

Old Dominion

104.0

CUSA

168

Omaha

99.6

Sum

308

Oral Roberts

92.0

Sum

53

Oregon

108.4

P12

69

Oregon St.

106.7

P12

207

Pacific

97.5

WCC

115

Penn

103.5

Ivy

72

Penn St.

106.6

B10

158

Pepperdine

100.1

WCC

76

Pittsburgh

106.2

ACC

322

Portland

90.4

WCC

268

Portland St.

94.3

BSky

259

Prairie View A&M

94.7

SWAC

192

Presbyterian

98.1

BSth

149

Princeton

100.8

Ivy

79

Providence

106.0

BE

10

Purdue

116.4

B10

177

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.0

Sum

227

Quinnipiac

96.3

MAAC

133

Radford

102.6

BSth

106

Rhode Island

103.9

A10

258

Rice

94.7

CUSA

193

Richmond

98.1

A10

157

Rider

100.1

MAAC

232

Robert Morris

96.1

NEC

98

Rutgers

104.6

B10

249

Sacramento St.

95.1

BSky

234

Sacred Heart

95.8

NEC

182

Saint Joseph’s

98.8

A10

124

Saint Louis

103.1

A10

41

Saint Mary’s

110.4

WCC

313

Saint Peter’s

91.8

MAAC

180

Sam Houston St.

98.9

Slnd

152

Samford

100.6

SC

89

San Diego

105.3

WCC

117

San Diego St.

103.4

MWC

47

San Francisco

109.5

WCC

340

San Jose St.

86.9

MWC

229

Santa Clara

96.2

WCC

349

Savannah St.

84.2

MEAC

187

Seattle

98.4

WAC

60

Seton Hall

107.4

BE

253

Siena

94.9

MAAC

330

SIU Edwardsville

89.4

OVC

95

SMU

104.8

Amer

215

South Alabama

96.8

SB

90

South Carolina

105.2

SEC

336

South Carolina St.

88.5

MEAC

225

South Dakota

96.4

Sum

74

South Dakota St.

106.2

Sum

114

South Florida

103.5

Amer

315

Southeast Missouri St.

91.1

OVC

300

Southeastern Louisiana

92.7

Slnd

338

Southern

87.9

SWAC

150

Southern Illinois

100.7

MVC

137

Southern Miss

101.8

CUSA

289

Southern Utah

93.2

BSky

144

St. Bonaventure

101.2

A10

252

St. Francis (BKN)

94.9

NEC

245

St. Francis PA

95.4

NEC

45

St. John’s

109.6

BE

129

Stanford

102.8

P12

272

Stephen F. Austin

94.2

Slnd

342

Stetson

86.5

ASun

160

Stony Brook

100.0

AE

32

Syracuse

111.5

ACC

37

TCU

110.7

B12

71

Temple

106.6

Amer

6

Tennessee

119.3

SEC

295

Tennessee St.

92.9

OVC

328

Tennessee Tech

90.0

OVC

34

Texas

111.3

B12

113

Texas A&M

103.5

SEC

280

Texas A&M CC

93.8

Slnd

202

Texas Southern

97.7

SWAC

104

Texas St.

104.1

SB

17

Texas Tech

114.2

B12

251

The Citadel

94.9

SC

61

Toledo

107.4

MAC

262

Towson

94.6

CAA

203

Troy

97.7

SB

285

Tulane

93.4

Amer

134

Tulsa

102.5

Amer

171

UAB

99.5

CUSA

250

UC Davis

95.1

BW

147

UC Irvine

101.0

BW

226

UC Riverside

96.3

BW

169

UC Santa Barbara

99.5

BW

97

UCLA

104.7

P12

164

UMass Lowell

99.7

AE

337

UNC Asheville

88.2

BSth

181

UNC Greensboro

98.9

SC

195

UNC Wilmington

98.0

CAA

184

UNLV

98.6

MWC

107

USC

103.9

P12

241

USC Upstate

95.6

BSth

256

UT Arlington

94.7

SB

277

UT Martin

94.0

OVC

246

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.3

WAC

126

Utah

103.0

P12

44

Utah St.

109.6

MWC

127

Utah Valley

103.0

WAC

264

UTEP

94.5

CUSA

175

UTSA

99.1

CUSA

190

Valparaiso

98.2

MVC

125

Vanderbilt

103.1

SEC

65

Vermont

107.0

AE

18

Villanova

113.9

BE

3

Virginia

122.1

ACC

54

Virginia Commonwealth

108.2

A10

7

Virginia Tech

117.6

ACC

319

VMI

90.8

SC

278

Wagner

94.0

NEC

165

Wake Forest

99.6

ACC

39

Washington

110.5

P12

228

Washington St.

96.3

P12

163

Weber St.

99.8

BSky

81

West Virginia

105.9

B12

299

Western Carolina

92.7

SC

279

Western Illinois

93.9

Sum

112

Western Kentucky

103.6

CUSA

255

Western Michigan

94.9

MAC

130

Wichita St.

102.7

Amer

221

William & Mary

96.6

CAA

162

Winthrop

99.9

BSth

13

Wisconsin

115.6

B10

36

Wofford

111.1

SC

148

Wright St.

100.9

Horz

325

Wyoming

90.2

MWC

93

Xavier

105.1

BE

84

Yale

105.7

Ivy

292

Youngstown St.

93.1

Horz

 

Ratings By Conference

#

America East

PiRate

65

Vermont

107.0

160

Stony Brook

100.0

164

UMass Lowell

99.7

194

Hartford

98.0

205

Maryland Baltimore Co.

97.6

273

Albany

94.1

317

Maine

91.0

333

Binghamton

88.8

345

New Hampshire

85.7

#

American Athletic

PiRate

20

Houston

112.9

29

Cincinnati

112.0

52

Central Florida

108.5

71

Temple

106.6

73

Connecticut

106.5

86

Memphis

105.6

95

SMU

104.8

114

South Florida

103.5

130

Wichita St.

102.7

134

Tulsa

102.5

276

East Carolina

94.0

285

Tulane

93.4

#

Atlantic 10

PiRate

54

Virginia Commonwealth

108.2

70

Dayton

106.6

80

Davidson

106.0

106

Rhode Island

103.9

123

George Mason

103.2

124

Saint Louis

103.1

144

St. Bonaventure

101.2

154

Duquesne

100.2

179

Massachusetts

98.9

182

Saint Joseph’s

98.8

193

Richmond

98.1

218

La Salle

96.7

238

Fordham

95.7

244

George Washington

95.5

#

Atlantic Coast

PiRate

1

Duke

124.0

3

Virginia

122.1

5

North Carolina

119.6

7

Virginia Tech

117.6

16

Louisville

114.3

24

Florida St.

112.5

28

North Carolina St.

112.2

32

Syracuse

111.5

42

Clemson

110.3

75

Miami (Fla)

106.2

76

Pittsburgh

106.2

82

Notre Dame

105.8

85

Georgia Tech

105.7

110

Boston College

103.7

165

Wake Forest

99.6

#

Atlantic Sun

PiRate

43

Lipscomb

110.2

67

Liberty

106.9

170

NJIT

99.5

214

North Florida

96.9

240

Florida Gulf Coast

95.6

261

Jacksonville

94.6

324

North Alabama

90.2

342

Stetson

86.5

344

Kennesaw St.

85.7

#

Big 12

PiRate

12

Iowa St.

115.7

14

Kansas

115.3

17

Texas Tech

114.2

30

Baylor

111.8

34

Texas

111.3

35

Oklahoma

111.2

37

TCU

110.7

38

Kansas St.

110.6

81

West Virginia

105.9

99

Oklahoma St.

104.5

#

Big East

PiRate

18

Villanova

113.9

21

Marquette

112.6

45

St. John’s

109.6

46

Creighton

109.5

51

Butler

108.8

60

Seton Hall

107.4

78

Georgetown

106.1

79

Providence

106.0

93

Xavier

105.1

102

DePaul

104.2

#

Big Sky

PiRate

108

Montana

103.8

156

Northern Colorado

100.1

163

Weber St.

99.8

249

Sacramento St.

95.1

268

Portland St.

94.3

269

Montana St.

94.3

289

Southern Utah

93.2

296

Eastern Washington

92.9

307

Idaho St.

92.0

311

Northern Arizona

91.9

339

Idaho

87.2

#

Big South

PiRate

133

Radford

102.6

162

Winthrop

99.9

183

Gardner Webb

98.8

189

Campbell

98.2

192

Presbyterian

98.1

211

Charleston Southern

97.1

217

High Point

96.7

220

Hampton

96.6

241

USC Upstate

95.6

303

Longwood

92.2

337

UNC Asheville

88.2

#

Big Ten

PiRate

4

Michigan St.

120.1

9

Michigan

117.0

10

Purdue

116.4

13

Wisconsin

115.6

22

Maryland

112.6

23

Nebraska

112.5

25

Iowa

112.5

31

Ohio St.

111.6

40

Indiana

110.5

56

Northwestern

107.9

57

Minnesota

107.7

72

Penn St.

106.6

83

Illinois

105.8

98

Rutgers

104.6

#

Big West

PiRate

147

UC Irvine

101.0

161

Cal St. Fullerton

100.0

169

UC Santa Barbara

99.5

197

Hawaii

98.0

219

Long Beach St.

96.7

226

UC Riverside

96.3

250

UC Davis

95.1

287

Cal St. Northridge

93.3

329

Cal Poly

89.7

#

Colonial Athletic

PiRate

66

Hofstra

106.9

92

Northeastern

105.2

121

Charleston

103.2

195

UNC Wilmington

98.0

221

William & Mary

96.6

242

Drexel

95.5

247

Delaware

95.3

262

Towson

94.6

271

James Madison

94.2

321

Elon

90.7

#

Conference USA

PiRate

105

Old Dominion

104.0

112

Western Kentucky

103.6

132

North Texas

102.7

137

Southern Miss

101.8

139

Louisiana Tech

101.8

171

UAB

99.5

174

Marshall

99.4

175

UTSA

99.1

200

Florida Atlantic

97.8

223

Florida Int’l.

96.4

258

Rice

94.7

264

UTEP

94.5

286

Middle Tennessee

93.4

310

Charlotte

91.9

#

Horizon

PiRate

96

Northern Kentucky

104.7

148

Wright St.

100.9

185

IUPUI

98.6

206

Green Bay

97.5

208

Oakland

97.5

212

Illinois Chicago

97.0

237

Detroit

95.7

282

Milwaukee

93.7

292

Youngstown St.

93.1

302

Cleveland St.

92.2

#

Ivy

PiRate

84

Yale

105.7

101

Harvard

104.3

115

Penn

103.5

138

Brown

101.8

149

Princeton

100.8

188

Dartmouth

98.3

243

Columbia

95.5

248

Cornell

95.3

#

Metro Atlantic

PiRate

157

Rider

100.1

224

Iona

96.4

227

Quinnipiac

96.3

239

Canisius

95.6

253

Siena

94.9

265

Marist

94.5

275

Fairfield

94.0

288

Niagara

93.3

291

Monmouth

93.2

313

Saint Peter’s

91.8

326

Manhattan

90.1

#

Mid-American

PiRate

19

Buffalo

113.2

61

Toledo

107.4

103

Ball St.

104.2

120

Akron

103.3

122

Bowling Green

103.2

135

Northern Illinois

102.1

142

Central Michigan

101.5

145

Miami (O)

101.1

146

Kent St.

101.1

172

Eastern Michigan

99.4

201

Ohio

97.8

255

Western Michigan

94.9

#

Mideastern Athletic

PiRate

254

Norfolk St.

94.9

293

North Carolina Central

93.1

304

North Carolina A&T

92.1

306

Bethune Cookman

92.0

318

Howard

91.0

323

Florida A&M

90.3

335

Morgan St.

88.7

336

South Carolina St.

88.5

346

Coppin St.

85.3

349

Savannah St.

84.2

351

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.3

353

Delaware St.

80.7

#

Missouri Valley

PiRate

109

Loyola (Chi)

103.7

128

Drake

102.9

150

Southern Illinois

100.7

155

Missouri St.

100.1

159

Illinois St.

100.0

190

Valparaiso

98.2

191

Evansville

98.2

198

Northern Iowa

98.0

209

Indiana St.

97.4

210

Bradley

97.2

#

Mountain West

PiRate

15

Nevada

115.1

44

Utah St.

109.6

63

Fresno St.

107.3

117

San Diego St.

103.4

131

Boise St.

102.7

173

New Mexico

99.4

184

UNLV

98.6

186

Colorado St.

98.5

263

Air Force

94.6

325

Wyoming

90.2

340

San Jose St.

86.9

#

Northeast

PiRate

231

Fairleigh Dickinson

96.1

232

Robert Morris

96.1

234

Sacred Heart

95.8

245

St. Francis PA

95.4

252

St. Francis (BKN)

94.9

266

Long Island

94.4

278

Wagner

94.0

312

Central Connecticut

91.8

331

Mount St. Mary’s

89.0

332

Bryant

88.9

#

Ohio Valley

PiRate

62

Murray St.

107.3

68

Belmont

106.8

116

Austin Peay

103.5

119

Jacksonville St.

103.3

235

Eastern Kentucky

95.8

257

Morehead St.

94.7

277

UT Martin

94.0

295

Tennessee St.

92.9

298

Eastern Illinois

92.8

315

Southeast Missouri St.

91.1

328

Tennessee Tech

90.0

330

SIU Edwardsville

89.4

#

Pac-12

PiRate

39

Washington

110.5

50

Arizona St.

109.0

53

Oregon

108.4

59

Arizona

107.5

69

Oregon St.

106.7

88

Colorado

105.3

97

UCLA

104.7

107

USC

103.9

126

Utah

103.0

129

Stanford

102.8

228

Washington St.

96.3

281

California

93.7

#

Patriot

PiRate

136

Bucknell

101.8

143

Lehigh

101.4

153

Colgate

100.2

176

American

99.1

213

Holy Cross

97.0

216

Boston University

96.8

233

Army

96.0

284

Loyola (MD)

93.4

305

Navy

92.0

309

Lafayette

91.9

#

Southeastern

PiRate

6

Tennessee

119.3

8

Kentucky

117.4

11

Auburn

116.0

26

Mississippi St.

112.4

27

LSU

112.2

33

Florida

111.3

48

Mississippi

109.4

49

Alabama

109.0

55

Arkansas

108.1

90

South Carolina

105.2

94

Missouri

104.9

100

Georgia

104.5

113

Texas A&M

103.5

125

Vanderbilt

103.1

#

Southern

PiRate

36

Wofford

111.1

64

East Tennessee St.

107.1

87

Furman

105.6

152

Samford

100.6

166

Mercer

99.6

181

UNC Greensboro

98.9

251

The Citadel

94.9

270

Chattanooga

94.2

299

Western Carolina

92.7

319

VMI

90.8

#

Southland

PiRate

167

Abilene Christian

99.6

180

Sam Houston St.

98.9

222

Lamar

96.5

272

Stephen F. Austin

94.2

280

Texas A&M CC

93.8

283

New Orleans

93.5

294

Houston Baptist

93.0

297

Central Arkansas

92.8

300

Southeastern Louisiana

92.7

314

McNeese St.

91.4

320

Nicholls St.

90.8

341

Northwestern St.

86.7

343

Incarnate Word

85.8

#

Southwestern Athletic

PiRate

202

Texas Southern

97.7

259

Prairie View A&M

94.7

290

Grambling

93.2

316

Alabama St.

91.1

327

Jackson St.

90.0

334

Arkansas Pine Bluff

88.7

338

Southern

87.9

347

Alcorn St.

84.8

348

Alabama A&M

84.7

350

Mississippi Valley St.

83.3

#

Summit

PiRate

74

South Dakota St.

106.2

168

Omaha

99.6

177

Purdue Fort Wayne

99.0

204

North Dakota St.

97.6

225

South Dakota

96.4

274

North Dakota

94.1

279

Western Illinois

93.9

301

Denver

92.3

308

Oral Roberts

92.0

#

Sun Belt

PiRate

104

Texas St.

104.1

111

Georgia St.

103.6

118

Georgia Southern

103.4

141

Coastal Carolina

101.5

151

Louisiana Monroe

100.6

178

Louisiana

98.9

196

Appalachian St.

98.0

203

Troy

97.7

215

South Alabama

96.8

230

Little Rock

96.2

256

UT Arlington

94.7

267

Arkansas St.

94.4

#

West Coast

PiRate

2

Gonzaga

122.5

41

Saint Mary’s

110.4

47

San Francisco

109.5

89

San Diego

105.3

91

BYU

105.2

140

Loyola Marymount

101.7

158

Pepperdine

100.1

207

Pacific

97.5

229

Santa Clara

96.2

322

Portland

90.4

#

Western Athletic

PiRate

58

New Mexico St.

107.5

77

Grand Canyon

106.1

127

Utah Valley

103.0

187

Seattle

98.4

199

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.8

236

California Baptist

95.8

246

UT Rio Grande Valley

95.3

260

Missouri Kansas City

94.7

352

Chicago St.

80.9

 

Conferences Rated

#

League

PiRate Avg.

1

Big Ten

111.5

2

Atlantic Coast

111.4

3

Big 12

111.1

4

Southeastern

109.7

5

Big East

108.3

6

American Athletic

104.4

7

Pac-12

104.3

8

West Coast

103.9

9

Mid-American

102.4

10

Atlantic 10

101.1

11

Ivy

100.7

12

Mountain West

100.6

13

Missouri Valley

99.6

14

Southern

99.6

15

Sun Belt

99.2

16

Conference USA

98.6

17

Colonial Athletic

98.0

18

Western Athletic

97.7

19

Horizon

97.1

20

Patriot

97.0

21

Ohio Valley

96.8

22

Summit

96.8

23

Big South

96.7