Omni Rankingsô 2017-2018 Men's college basketball ratings through 12/9/17 games
Ohio Valley 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 Jacksonville State 77.72 77 80.81 75.75 63.52 342 6 2 0 0 W3   3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 at Richmond 91.53 vs Alabama State 66.19
2 Murray State 77.31 81 77.31 70.41 70.06 185 4 1 0 0 W4   2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 at Wright State 82.13 vs Middle Tennessee 74.56
3 Belmont 73.15 129 78.68 73.15 72.13 121 5 5 0 0 L1 5-5 4 1 1 4 0 0 1 1 1 4 3 0 at Middle Tennessee 84.35 at Lipscomb 65.76
4 Southeast Missouri 69.63 166 69.63 67.49 68.46 245 4 4 0 0 W3   1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 2 at Southern Illinois 74.50 vs North Carolina Central 60.91
5 UT Martin 67.83 189 71.84 66.42 68.98 221 2 7 0 0 W1   1 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 at Illinois 75.18 vs Kansas City 60.54
6 Tennessee Tech 67.83 190 68.91 61.15 69.79 194 5 4 0 0 L3   2 0 1 4 2 0 0 1 1 2 4 1 at New Mexico 75.40 at TCU 58.79
7 Tennessee State 67.39 194 68.22 67.39 74.51 45 2 3 0 0 L1   1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 vs Canisius 69.89 at Kennesaw State 66.22
8 Austin Peay 66.82 201 66.82 60.86 73.53 69 2 5 0 0 L1   2 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 vs Miami (OH) 73.92 at Virginia 59.03
9 Eastern Illinois 63.55 257 64.20 61.67 70.09 184 1 6 0 0 L4   1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 at Marquette 72.51 at San Diego State 54.25
10 Morehead State 61.33 289 64.46 61.33 75.64 32 1 6 0 0 L4   1 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 vs Marshall 65.81 at Northern Kentucky 55.44
11 Eastern Kentucky 59.19 308 65.53 58.99 68.50 243 2 5 0 0 L1   1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 3 at Ole Miss 69.27 at WKU 53.48
12 SIUE 58.60 315 60.32 57.74 73.74 63 2 6 0 0 W1   0 2 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 3 at Stetson 62.96 at Southern Illinois 52.25
OVC top performances OVC surprise performances OVC upset wins
Rank Team Opponent Result Rating Rank Team Opponent Result Rating Rank Team Opponent Result Rating
1 Belmont at Middle Tennessee W 69 - 63 84.35 1 Tennessee Tech at New Mexico W 104 - 96 12.21 1 Tennessee Tech at New Mexico W 104 - 96 15.99
2 Jacksonville State vs Samford W 89 - 58 83.12 2 Austin Peay vs Miami (OH) W 86 - 61 12.13 2 Belmont at Middle Tennessee W 69 - 63 9.55
3 Murray State at Wright State W 80 - 61 82.13 3 Murray State at Wright State W 80 - 61 11.72 3 SIUE at IUPUI W 82 - 81 7.50
4 Belmont at Providence L 65 - 66 81.27 4 Eastern Illinois at Marquette L 83 - 86 OT 10.84 4 Southeast Missouri at Southern Illinois W 75 - 69 5.84
5 Belmont vs Vanderbilt W 69 - 60 80.87 5 Tennessee Tech vs Maryland Eastern Shore W 90 - 60 8.17 5 Belmont vs Vanderbilt W 69 - 60 3.87
6 Murray State at Illinois State W 78 - 72 80.09 6 Belmont at Middle Tennessee W 69 - 63 7.94 6 Murray State at Wright State W 80 - 61 3.43
7 Jacksonville State vs Louisiana Monroe W 75 - 56 79.46 7 UT Martin at Arkansas State W 92 - 78 7.43 7 SIUE at Stetson W 80 - 76 3.25
8 Jacksonville State at Mississippi State L 56 - 59 76.56 8 Jacksonville State vs Samford W 89 - 58 7.37 8 Southeast Missouri at North Carolina Central W 86 - 77 1.26
9 Jacksonville State at Buffalo L 76 - 81 75.94 9 UT Martin at Illinois L 74 - 77 7.35 9 Murray State at Illinois State W 78 - 72 0.63
10 Belmont vs Seattle U W 90 - 77 75.91 10 Belmont vs Vanderbilt W 69 - 60 6.68 10 Morehead State vs Marshall W 86 - 83 0.19
OVC projected standings OVC tournament bracket Most probable outcome realized Most probable outcome unrealized
(Southeast Missouri ineligible)
East Division Conference Overall 1 Jacksonville State
Rank Team W L W L  
1 Jacksonville State 14 4 23 7 4 UT Martin @ Nashville, TN Jacksonville State
2 Belmont 12 6 19 12      
3 Tennessee Tech 9 9 15 14 5 Tennessee Tech @ Nashville, TN UT Martin  
4 Tennessee State 9 9 13 14      
5 Morehead State 6 12 7 20 @ Nashville, TN Tennessee Tech @ Nashville, TN Jacksonville State
6 Eastern Kentucky 5 13 8 21     2018 OVC
8 Eastern Illinois 2 Murray State   Men's Basketball
West Division Conference Overall     Tournament Champion
Rank Team W L W L 3 Belmont @ Nashville, TN Murray State  
1 Murray State 14 4 21 6    
2 Southeast Missouri 11 7 16 13 6 Tennessee State @ Nashville, TN Belmont
3 UT Martin 10 8 13 16    
4 Austin Peay 8 10 11 17 @ Nashville, TN Tennessee State
5 Eastern Illinois 7 11 9 18  
6 SIUE 4 14 8 21 7 Austin Peay
OVC tournament probabilities Outcome realized Outcome unrealized
Probabilities based on current ratings and projected tournament bracket
Reaching Reaching Winning
Seed Team semifinals final tournament
1 Jacksonville State 100.00% 78.31% 44.14%
2 Murray State 100.00% 67.47% 37.04%
3 Belmont 67.78% 25.39% 10.90%
4 UT Martin 54.79% 12.49% 3.55%
5 Tennessee Tech 31.44% 7.17% 2.03%
6 Tennessee State 17.05% 3.87% 1.08%
7 Austin Peay 15.17% 3.26% 0.87%
8 Eastern Illinois 13.78% 2.04% 0.39% © Omni Rankings