Omni Rankingsô 2017-2018 Men's college basketball ratings through 12/9/17 games
Mid-American 17-18 16-17 15-16 -5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Home court factor = 3.50 Record vs D-I teams
Season range Schedule strength Overall Conference Home Road Neutral vs 1-50 vs 51-150 vs 151+
Rank Team Rating D-I rank Max Min Rating D-I rank W L W L Streak Last 10 W L W L W L W L W L W L Highest single-game rating Lowest single-game rating
1 Ball State 73.81 117 73.81 67.68 77.08 11 5 4 0 0 W4   3 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 1 3 3 0 at Notre Dame 82.88 at Oklahoma 61.57
2 Buffalo 73.70 119 75.61 72.84 73.39 71 5 3 0 0 W1   2 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 2 3 0 at Niagara 82.48 vs South Dakota State 66.74
3 Central Michigan 73.27 127 73.74 70.99 66.94 286 6 1 0 0 W6   3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 vs Montana State 82.84 vs Jackson State 65.43
4 Toledo 72.27 137 78.54 72.27 73.12 86 4 4 0 0 L1   3 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 2 vs Oakland 81.88 vs Marshall 65.82
5 Western Michigan 71.85 143 73.62 70.28 70.98 151 4 4 0 0 W2   1 1 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 4 0 at Saint Louis 79.45 vs Tulsa 66.75
6 Eastern Michigan 71.11 154 73.63 69.32 65.28 323 4 2 0 0 W1   3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 vs Arkansas State 76.60 at Indiana 60.50
7 Akron 69.50 168 74.75 69.50 66.85 289 5 2 0 0 W2   5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 vs UT Martin 79.35 at Marshall 58.74
8 Ohio 69.23 172 70.63 67.91 68.54 240 4 4 0 0 L1   3 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 4 0 vs Coppin State 77.02 vs Alabama A&M 63.16
9 Bowling Green 67.06 197 73.90 67.06 67.84 260 6 4 0 0 L2 6-4 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 5 1 vs FGCU 76.83 at Old Dominion 57.93
10 Kent State 66.97 199 73.87 66.97 65.29 322 4 5 0 0 L2   2 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 4 2 vs Youngstown State 75.76 vs Southeastern Louisiana 60.48
11 Northern Illinois 64.36 245 68.98 63.18 64.07 337 4 4 0 0 W1   2 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 4 1 vs Green Bay 69.17 vs Florida Atlantic 58.48
12 Miami (OH) 63.00 265 66.19 60.65 68.19 256 5 4 0 0 W1   2 0 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 5 2 vs Fort Wayne 67.76 at Austin Peay 51.08
MAC top performances MAC surprise performances MAC upset wins
Rank Team Opponent Result Rating Rank Team Opponent Result Rating Rank Team Opponent Result Rating
1 Ball State at Notre Dame W 80 - 77 82.88 1 Ball State at Notre Dame W 80 - 77 11.86 1 Ball State at Notre Dame W 80 - 77 20.56
2 Central Michigan vs Montana State W 75 - 48 82.84 2 Central Michigan vs Montana State W 75 - 48 11.53 2 Bowling Green vs FGCU W 83 - 80 10.00
3 Buffalo at Niagara W 106 - 87 82.48 3 Buffalo at Niagara W 106 - 87 8.70 3 Miami (OH) at Western Illinois W 76 - 73 2OT 5.80
4 Toledo vs Oakland W 87 - 74 81.88 4 Ohio vs Coppin State W 80 - 37 8.52 4 Ball State at Indiana State W 93 - 85 5.30
5 Western Michigan at Saint Louis W 65 - 51 79.45 5 Western Michigan at Saint Louis W 65 - 51 7.28 5 Buffalo vs Jacksonville State W 81 - 76 4.47
6 Toledo at Syracuse L 64 - 72 79.36 6 Akron vs UT Martin W 76 - 59 6.90 6 Miami (OH) vs Fort Wayne W 81 - 73 3.32
7 Akron vs UT Martin W 76 - 59 79.35 7 Ball State at Indiana State W 93 - 85 6.86 7 Ball State vs Valparaiso W 71 - 70 3.31
8 Buffalo vs Jacksonville State W 81 - 76 77.71 8 Eastern Michigan at USF W 65 - 47 6.86 8 Miami (OH) vs Wright State W 73 - 67 OT 1.71
9 Western Michigan vs Appalachian State W 86 - 67 77.06 9 Western Michigan vs Appalachian State W 86 - 67 6.78 9 Ohio vs Indiana State W 96 - 94 4OT 1.41
10 Ohio vs Coppin State W 80 - 37 77.02 10 Bowling Green vs FGCU W 83 - 80 6.58 10 Buffalo vs UAB W 96 - 91 OT 0.81
MAC projected standings MAC tournament bracket Most probable outcome realized Most probable outcome unrealized
East Division Conference Overall 1 Buffalo
Rank Team W L W L  
1 Buffalo 12 6 18 12 8 Ohio @ Cleveland, OH Buffalo
2 Akron 9 9 15 12      
3 Ohio 9 9 14 15 @ Athens, OH Ohio  
4 Bowling Green 8 10 15 14    
5 Kent State 7 11 12 18 9 Bowling Green @ Cleveland, OH Buffalo
6 Miami (OH) 6 12 11 18    
4 Toledo    
West Division Conference Overall      
Rank Team W L W L 5 Western Michigan @ Cleveland, OH Toledo  
1 Ball State 11 7 19 11      
2 Central Michigan 11 7 19 9 @ Kalamazoo, MI Western Michigan  
3 Toledo 10 8 17 13    
4 Western Michigan 10 8 16 13 12 Miami (OH) @ Cleveland, OH Ball State
5 Eastern Michigan 10 8 15 12   2018 MAC
6 Northern Illinois 6 12 11 18 2 Ball State   Men's Basketball
    Tournament Champion
7 Akron @ Cleveland, OH Ball State  
MAC tournament probabilities Outcome realized Outcome unrealized        
Probabilities based on current ratings and projected tournament bracket @ Akron, OH Akron    
Reaching Reaching Winning      
Seed Team semifinals final tournament 10 Kent State @ Cleveland, OH Ball State
1 Buffalo 65.40% 36.59% 17.74%  
2 Ball State 54.61% 30.16% 16.63% 3 Central Michigan  
3 Central Michigan 60.65% 29.38% 15.72%    
4 Toledo 55.68% 28.39% 12.67% 6 Eastern Michigan @ Cleveland, OH Central Michigan
5 Western Michigan 40.00% 19.88% 8.65%    
6 Eastern Michigan 33.85% 14.44% 6.78% @ Ypsilanti, MI Eastern Michigan
7 Akron 25.09% 10.60% 4.46%  
8 Ohio 24.43% 10.37% 3.78% 11 Northern Illinois
9 Bowling Green 10.17% 3.68% 1.14%
10 Kent State 9.71% 3.40% 1.18%
11 Northern Illinois 5.50% 1.42% 0.40%
12 Miami (OH) 4.32% 1.10% 0.24% © Omni Rankings