SWAC Bracket 2014 & SWAC Tournament Predictions
The SWAC has decided to allow 4 teams that are ineligible for the NCAA tournament to compete in their conference tournament. Do to the relatively late timing of this announcement, and the fact that our bracketology projections depend on our conference tournament projections, we are unable to provide round by round odds for the actual 2014 SWAC bracket.
SWAC Championship Information
2014 SWAC tournament site: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
2014 SWAC tournament dates: March 12th-15th, 2014
In our most recent calculations, we project as the most likely winner of the 2014 SWAC Championship. The second most likely team to top the SWAC bracket is .
NOTE: We use the structure below to calculate home advantage:
Quarterfinals - neutral site.
Semifinals - neutral site.
Championship Game - neutral site.
The 2014 SWAC tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every 2014 SWAC 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 SWAC tournament championship for every team in the 2014 SWAC bracket.
Projected Conference Standings
|Team||conf W||L||Future SOS||conf W||L||overall W||L||Win Conf||Win Tourn|
|Ark Pine Bl||11||7||0.0||11.0||7.0||13.0||18.0||0.0%||0.0%|
|Miss Val St||5||13||0.0||5.0||13.0||9.0||23.0||0.0%||0.0%|
The 2014 SWAC projected standings help determine the seeds of the teams in the 2014 SWAC Championship bracket. The remainder of the season is simulated a large number of times, and the resulting seeds are used to simulate the SWAC tournament.
A team's relative odds to win the 2014 SWAC Championship depend only partly on their SWAC bracket seed. Winning the SWAC Championship also depends on the dynamics of the 2014 SWAC bracket. In some cases, the team with a better SWAC Championship seed may actually face a harder path to the SWAC Championship championship than a team with a worse SWAC tournament seed.
In addition, because SWAC tournament seeds are based on win-loss records in SWAC conference games, SWAC 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 SWAC bracket can have better odds to win the 2014 SWAC Championship than lower seeded teams in the SWAC bracket.