CUSA Bracket 2014 & CUSA Tournament Predictions

C-USA Championship Information

2014 CUSA tournament site: Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX
2014 CUSA tournament dates: March 11th-15th, 2014

In our most recent calculations, we project LA Tech as the most likely winner of the 2014 C-USA Championship. The second most likely team to top the CUSA bracket is Tulsa.

Seed Team R2 Quarter Semi Champ Win

NOTE: We use the structure below to calculate home advantage:
First Round - home court of TX El Paso.
Second Round - home court of TX El Paso.
Quarterfinals - home court of TX El Paso.
Semifinals - home court of TX El Paso.
Championship Game - home court of TX El Paso.

The 2014 CUSA tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every 2014 CUSA tournament team. Using win odds calculations derived from our sophisticated power ratings, we analyze the likelihood and expected outcome of every possible path to the CUSA tournament championship for every team in the 2014 CUSA bracket.

Projected Conference Standings

CUSA CURRENT RATINGS PROJECTION PLAYOFFS
Team conf W L Future SOS conf W L overall W L Win Conf Win Tourn
Middle Tenn 13 3 0.0 13.0 3.0 24.0 9.0 0.0% 0.0%
Tulsa 13 3 0.0 13.0 3.0 21.0 12.0 49.9% 100.0%
S Mississippi 13 3 0.0 13.0 3.0 27.0 6.0 0.0% 0.0%
LA Tech 13 3 0.0 13.0 3.0 27.0 7.0 50.1% 0.0%
TX El Paso 12 4 0.0 12.0 4.0 23.0 10.0 0.0% 0.0%
Old Dominion 9 7 0.0 9.0 7.0 16.0 17.0 0.0% 0.0%
Tulane 8 8 0.0 8.0 8.0 17.0 16.0 0.0% 0.0%
UAB 7 9 0.0 7.0 9.0 18.0 13.0 0.0% 0.0%
Florida Intl 7 9 0.0 7.0 9.0 15.0 16.0 0.0% 0.0%
Charlotte 7 9 0.0 7.0 9.0 17.0 14.0 0.0% 0.0%
North Texas 6 10 0.0 6.0 10.0 16.0 16.0 0.0% 0.0%
Fla Atlantic 5 11 0.0 5.0 11.0 10.0 22.0 0.0% 0.0%
E Carolina 5 11 0.0 5.0 11.0 17.0 16.0 0.0% 0.0%
TX-San Ant 4 12 0.0 4.0 12.0 8.0 22.0 0.0% 0.0%
Marshall 4 12 0.0 4.0 12.0 11.0 22.0 0.0% 0.0%
Rice 2 14 0.0 2.0 14.0 7.0 23.0 0.0% 0.0%

The 2014 CUSA projected standings help determine the seeds of the teams in the 2014 CUSA Championship bracket. The remainder of the season is simulated a large number of times, and the resulting seeds are used to simulate the CUSA tournament.

A team's relative odds to win the 2014 C-USA Championship depend only partly on their CUSA bracket seed. Winning the C-USA Championship also depends on the dynamics of the 2014 CUSA bracket. In some cases, the team with a better C-USA Championship seed may actually face a harder path to the C-USA Championship championship than a team with a worse CUSA tournament seed.

In addition, because CUSA tournament seeds are based on win-loss records in CUSA conference games, CUSA tournament seeds are not always the most accurate measure of a team's true performance level. This is another reason why higher seeded teams in the CUSA bracket can have better odds to win the 2014 C-USA Championship than lower seeded teams in the CUSA bracket.