Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Basketball Predictions - 26 Jan

Upset picks are in italics.

NCAA

Tulsa at Temple - Owls by 1.5

Southern Illinois at Indiana State - Sycamores by 6

Central Michigan at Buffalo - Bulls by 17.5

Richmond at Saint Joseph's - Spiders by 8

Western Michigan at Ohio - Bobcats by 15.5

(24) Oklahoma at (5) Texas - Longhorns by 8

Kentucky at (9) Alabama - Crimson Tide by 14.5

Mississippi State at (18) Tennessee - Volunteers by 13

Merrimack at Long Island - Sharks by 18

SMU at Memphis - Tigers by 3

North Carolina at Pittsburgh - Panthers by 2.5

Fairleigh Dickinson at St. Francis (PA) - Red Flash by 15

Toledo at Miami (OH) - Rockets by 5

Eastern Michigan at Akron - Zips by 17

Drake at Missouri State - Bulldogs by 2.5

SIU Edwardsville at Eastern Illinois - Panthers by 2.5

Dayton at (22) Saint Louis - Billikens by 15

Butler at UConn - Huskies by 14

(12) Missouri at Auburn - Auburn Tigers by 0.5

St. Martin's at Portland State - Vikings by 18

SE Missouri State at UT Martin - Redhawks by 2.5

Georgia Tech at Duke - Blue Devils by 1

LSU at Texas A&M - Tigers by 5


NBA

LA Clippers at Atlanta - Clippers by 4

Washington at Houston - Rockets by 2.5

New York at Utah - Jazz by 9


Results

NCAA: 12-3 (.800) 1742-630 overall (.734)

Upsets: 1-0 (1.000) 144-209 overall (.408)

NBA: 6-3 (.667) 138-105 overall (.568)

Upsets: 0-1 (.000) 29-34 overall (.460)

Monday, January 25, 2021

NCAA Basketball Rankings - 25 Jan

The Alabama Crimson Tide continued their meteoric rise this week, jumping up to #6 in my rankings after destroying a pretty good LSU team on the road by 30 points. The Tide have not lost in over a month, and they are off to an 8-0 start in conference play, 3 games ahead of anyone else in the SEC. Illinois and Texas joined the top 10, and Colgate, Florida State, and Florida each jumped into the top 25. Here are my full current rankings:

Rank

LW

Team

Rating

W

L

1

1

Gonzaga

-22

15

0

2

2

Baylor

-21.25

14

0

3

5

Michigan

-19.24

13

1

4

6

Houston

-17.96

13

1

5

3

Iowa

-17.72

12

3

6

10

Alabama

-17.03

13

3

7

4

Colorado

-16.55

12

4

8

8

Villanova

-15.88

10

1

9

13

Illinois

-15.73

10

5

10

12

Texas

-15.15

11

2

11

9

USC

-15

12

3

12

19

Ohio State

-14.37

12

4

13

16

Virginia

-14.35

10

2

14

23

West Virginia

-13.95

10

4

15

72

Colgate

-13.93

5

1

16

15

Creighton

-13.77

11

4

17

42

Florida State

-13.71

9

2

18

7

Tennessee

-13.48

10

3

19

20

Texas Tech

-13.48

11

4

20

24

Missouri

-13.4

10

2

21

22

Boise State

-13.22

13

1

22

21

Drake

-13.02

13

0

23

18

Saint Louis

-12.98

7

1

24

25

Wisconsin

-12.83

12

4

25

50

Florida

-12.82

8

4

26

26

Arizona

-12.51

11

3

27

14

UConn

-12.48

7

3

28

32

UCLA

-12.14

12

3

29

28

BYU

-12.1

13

3

30

29

Kansas

-12.08

10

5

31

40

Indiana

-11.95

9

7

32

17

Oregon

-11.91

9

3

33

33

Oklahoma

-11.8

9

4

34

49

San Diego State

-11.76

11

4

35

11

LSU

-11.7

10

4

36

31

Arkansas

-11.56

12

4

37

55

Wright State

-11.24

11

4

38

36

Seton Hall

-11.17

9

6

39

57

St. Bonaventure

-11.15

8

1

40

27

Minnesota

-11.08

11

5

41

54

Loyola-Chicago

-11.06

12

3

42

34

Purdue

-11

11

6

43

48

SMU

-10.68

8

2

44

30

Oklahoma St

-10.6

9

4

45

37

Stanford

-10.55

9

5

46

39

North Carolina

-10.51

10

5

47

35

Penn State

-10.5

5

6

48

44

VCU

-10.4

11

4

49

52

Maryland

-10.31

9

7

50

65

Syracuse

-9.937

9

4

51

46

Utah State

-9.726

12

4

52

45

Toledo

-9.665

13

4

53

60

Marshall

-9.563

9

4

54

73

Auburn

-9.505

9

7

55

63

Rutgers

-9.299

8

6

56

53

Kent State

-9.296

7

4

57

43

Louisville

-9.236

10

3

58

41

Richmond

-9.17

8

5

59

58

Xavier

-8.983

10

2

60

91

Memphis

-8.98

8

5

61

38

Clemson

-8.811

9

4

62

102

Georgia Tech

-8.687

7

4

63

47

UC Riverside

-8.509

7

4

64

64

Colorado State

-8.434

11

3

65

59

Pittsburgh

-8.371

8

3

66

51

Rhode Island

-8.317

8

8

67

94

UC Santa Barbara

-8.221

10

3

68

80

Ole Miss

-8.195

8

6

69

68

San Francisco

-7.655

10

8

70

77

Davidson

-7.621

10

5

71

62

New Mexico St

-7.418

2

1

72

93

Providence

-7.408

8

7

73

99

Kentucky

-7.323

6

8

74

71

Winthrop

-7.208

15

0

75

76

Abilene Christian

-6.878

12

3

76

103

Saint Mary's

-6.83

11

5

77

61

Wichita State

-6.774

8

4

78

81

UAB

-6.744

12

2

79

83

Bryant

-6.719

10

3

80

78

Wofford

-6.636

9

4

81

154

Army

-6.597

9

4

82

88

Michigan State

-6.461

8

4

83

82

Northwestern

-6.439

6

8

84

67

Marquette

-6.384

8

7

85

79

NC State

-6.373

6

5

86

96

Utah

-6.274

6

7

87

108

West Kentucky

-6.228

14

4

88

69

UCF

-6.227

3

6

89

70

Furman

-6.217

10

5

90

75

Tulsa

-6.177

8

5

91

97

Grand Canyon

-6.059

10

3

92

85

Liberty

-5.851

12

5

93

109

Buffalo

-5.803

6

5

94

87

Virginia Tech

-5.796

11

3

95

92

Missouri State

-5.765

9

1

96

84

North Texas

-5.763

7

5

97

86

South Dakota St

-5.736

10

3

98

107

Belmont

-5.654

16

1

99

110

UC Irvine

-5.556

8

4

100

104

Vermont

-5.523

7

3

101

115

Weber State

-5.449

7

4

102

101

Massachusetts

-5.425

5

4

103

137

St. John's

-5.206

9

7

104

95

Mississippi St

-5.152

9

7

105

117

Louisiana Tech

-5.021

12

5

106

56

South Carolina

-4.888

3

5

107

138

Duke

-4.766

5

5

108

128

UNC Greensboro

-4.759

10

5

109

134

Notre Dame

-4.748

5

8

110

100

Eastern Wash

-4.645

4

6

111

111

South Florida

-4.538

7

5

112

122

CSU Bakersfield

-4.412

10

5

113

90

Georgia State

-4.249

8

4

114

126

Arizona State

-4.231

4

7

115

130

Mercer

-4.096

10

4

116

89

Bradley

-4.041

9

6

117

74

Bowling Green

-3.996

10

5

118

105

Nevada

-3.957

10

7

119

120

Georgia

-3.805

9

5

120

112

Cincinnati

-3.716

3

7

121

124

Long Island

-3.697

4

2

122

125

Sam Houston St

-3.315

12

5

123

113

Coastal Carolina

-3.258

11

3

124

176

Akron

-3.213

8

3

125

116

Temple

-3.118

3

4

126

144

Ohio

-3.017

8

6

127

121

DePaul

-2.98

3

5

128

140

Eastern Kentucky

-2.973

13

2

129

171

Butler

-2.954

5

7

130

106

Loyola Marymount

-2.831

7

6

131

135

Nicholls

-2.705

9

5

132

146

South Dakota

-2.614

8

6

133

136

UNLV

-2.54

5

6

134

132

Washington St

-2.534

9

6

135

148

TCU

-2.531

9

5

136

156

Dayton

-2.517

8

4

137

151

Montana State

-2.416

9

3

138

159

UMBC

-2.376

10

3

139

129

N Carolina Cent

-2.356

1

3

140

155

Boston College

-2.329

3

10

141

131

North Dakota St

-2.307

9

7

142

139

Hawaii

-2.283

4

4

143

184

East Tennessee St

-2.266

9

5

144

98

Pacific

-2.182

5

3

145

127

Oral Roberts

-2.106

9

7

146

160

Nebraska

-2.08

4

8

147

161

Jacksonville St

-2.015

10

5

148

142

Texas A&M

-1.974

7

6

149

186

Pepperdine

-1.915

6

7

150

190

Saint Peter's

-1.914

7

6

151

165

Stephen F Austin

-1.847

9

2

152

141

Siena

-1.839

7

1

153

168

Georgetown

-1.802

3

8

154

170

Appalachian St

-1.786

12

5

155

133

Cleveland State

-1.759

10

5

156

164

UMKC

-1.714

6

9

157

143

Ball State

-1.556

6

7

158

153

Northeastern

-1.407

8

6

159

166

Montana

-1.392

7

8

160

169

California

-1.361

7

10

161

119

Navy

-1.34

10

2

162

163

Indiana State

-1.232

6

7

163

235

Oregon State

-1.194

8

5

164

149

Florida Atlantic

-1.179

8

7

165

196

Drexel

-1.179

7

5

166

157

Rice

-1.013

10

6

167

201

Albany

-0.87

4

6

168

152

Southern Utah

-0.819

11

3

169

147

Santa Clara

-0.791

9

4

170

189

Little Rock

-0.783

8

7

171

192

James Madison

-0.635

7

5

172

167

Chattanooga

-0.608

12

5

173

185

Iona

-0.591

5

3

174

172

Gardner-Webb

-0.531

5

9

175

145

Miami

-0.458

6

8

176

181

Morehead State

-0.437

11

6

177

225

Duquesne

-0.409

4

6

178

158

UTEP

-0.409

7

7

179

199

Washington

-0.364

3

10

180

221

Wake Forest

-0.292

4

6

181

276

Miami (OH)

-0.165

7

4

182

183

Texas State

-0.148

11

4

183

123

UNC Wilmington

-0.141

7

6

184

150

East Carolina

-0.126

7

4

185

182

Iowa State

-0.002

2

7

186

174

Old Dominion

0.019

8

4

187

191

VMI

0.055

8

8

188

188

Southern Illinois

0.06

7

3

189

162

Sacramento St

0.105

6

3

190

193

Hartford

0.393

9

6

191

177

UT Rio Grande

0.4

8

3

192

220

Monmouth

0.445

7

4

193

114

UC Davis

0.725

3

3

194

240

Wyoming

0.836

10

5

195

204

Bellarmine

0.837

7

5

196

173

West Carolina

0.839

7

7

197

180

Murray State

0.855

6

7

198

224

Cal Baptist

0.937

7

4

199

206

Radford

0.967

10

7

200

213

St. Francis (PA)

0.996

3

8

201

210

Texas Southern

1.045

3

7

202

118

Lafayette

1.074

5

3

203

215

Hofstra

1.118

9

6

204

187

Milwaukee

1.128

6

5

205

203

Northern Iowa

1.138

3

10

206

239

Prairie View A&M

1.199

4

4

207

212

Mt. St. Mary's

1.207

5

6

208

197

UT Arlington

1.429

8

8

209

195

North Colorado

1.434

8

7

210

211

North Alabama

1.448

9

3

211

207

South Alabama

1.548

9

8

212

274

La Salle

1.599

7

8

213

209

Samford

1.732

6

8

214

219

Louisiana

1.796

11

4

215

200

Vanderbilt

1.855

4

7

216

218

Wagner

1.94

2

5

217

178

The Citadel

1.97

8

4

218

208

Tulane

2.05

6

4

219

262

Detroit Mercy

2.142

4

8

220

175

Idaho State

2.239

8

7

221

223

UNC Asheville

2.416

9

7

222

243

Charlotte

2.457

7

7

223

217

Seattle

2.5

7

6

224

214

New Hampshire

2.514

7

6

225

232

Tarleton

2.548

2

7

226

228

Utah Valley

2.571

4

6

227

252

George Mason

2.574

8

6

228

244

Georgia Southern

2.827

10

7

229

259

Stony Brook

2.83

7

7

230

231

UT San Antonio

2.846

7

8

231

242

Troy

2.993

6

9

232

216

NJIT

3.005

5

7

233

229

Valparaiso

3.064

5

9

234

277

San Diego

3.065

2

6

235

241

UMass Lowell

3.103

6

8

236

251

Fresno State

3.219

5

6

237

205

Campbell

3.246

8

9

238

226

UIC

3.31

8

5

239

265

Morgan State

3.361

8

4

240

194

SIU-Edwardsville

3.457

4

5

241

287

UC San Diego

3.484

3

4

242

233

Saint Joseph's

3.507

1

12

243

256

Niagara

3.65

6

8

244

236

Lipscomb

3.718

10

8

245

222

Southern

3.843

3

5

246

245

Stetson

3.845

4

8

247

253

Youngstown St

3.877

8

8

248

280

Green Bay

3.883

5

11

249

238

Central Arkansas

3.914

3

11

250

267

St. Francis (BKN)

3.924

4

3

251

247

Oakland

3.929

6

13

252

237

Florida A&M

3.955

2

6

253

340

Boston U

4.118

3

5

254

234

Austin Peay

4.142

8

5

255

258

North Kentucky

4.188

7

8

256

66

American

4.188

2

2

257

249

Southern Miss

4.249

7

8

258

198

Fort Wayne

4.277

6

7

259

257

Illinois State

4.32

5

10

260

179

Bucknell

4.355

2

4

261

273

Charleston

4.419

5

8

262

202

Loyola (MD)

4.471

0

4

263

250

Norfolk State

4.676

8

6

264

246

Florida Intl

4.688

8

8

265

325

Holy Cross

4.83

2

6

266

254

Kansas State

4.879

5

11

267

260

Elon

4.904

3

3

268

261

CSU Fullerton

5.016

4

5

269

301

Portland State

5.089

3

8

270

271

Evansville

5.102

6

8

271

289

George Washington

5.104

3

9

272

270

North Dakota

5.111

4

13

273

266

New Orleans

5.15

4

10

274

248

High Point

5.361

4

8

275

272

Eastern Illinois

5.401

5

10

276

227

CSU Northridge

5.477

5

6

277

294

Longwood

5.528

5

13

278

264

Sacred Heart

5.606

5

5

279

312

Towson

5.615

3

7

280

268

Omaha

5.682

2

12

281

295

Incarnate Word

5.765

6

6

282

275

William & Mary

5.807

4

7

283

282

Arkansas State

5.83

5

8

284

323

Alabama A&M

5.833

4

0

285

292

Florida Gulf Coast

5.912

6

5

286

320

Delaware

5.929

5

7

287

230

Robert Morris

6.179

3

7

288

291

Northwestern St

6.263

3

14

289

296

SE Missouri St

6.275

4

9

290

255

Lehigh

6.51

3

5

291

311

Jackson State

6.692

2

5

292

269

Grambling

6.695

5

8

293

278

New Mexico

6.741

5

9

294

309

Marist

6.811

8

6

295

286

Central Michigan

6.824

6

9

296

283

Jacksonville

6.877

9

7

297

290

McNeese

6.916

7

8

298

281

North Arizona

6.953

4

11

299

318

Canisius

6.975

3

3

300

288

Western Illinois

7.186

2

11

301

302

N Carolina A&T

7.263

5

9

302

293

Maine

7.274

2

7

303

298

North Florida

7.278

6

10

304

297

Tennessee St

7.44

3

10

305

305

Tennessee Tech

7.479

2

15

306

322

Quinnipiac

7.728

5

6

307

304

Hampton

7.816

7

8

308

299

SE Louisiana

7.823

4

11

309

284

Dixie State

7.901

4

7

310

306

West Michigan

7.906

2

9

311

285

Long Beach St

7.943

3

5

312

313

Rider

8.175

4

11

313

319

Ce