NOTE: We use the structure below to calculate home advantage.
In some cases this may not be the true game location; instead we may use a proxy location that we think makes our home advantage calculation more accurate than simply treating the location as a neutral court.
Quarterfinals - neutral site.
Semifinals - neutral site.
Championship Game - neutral site.
The 2020 Big West tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every
2020 Big West 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 Big West tournament championship
for every team in the 2020 Big West bracket.
The 2020 Big West projected standings help determine the seeds of the teams in the 2020 Big West Championship bracket. The remainder of the season is simulated a large number of times, and the resulting seeds are used to simulate the Big West tournament.
A team's relative odds to win the 2020 Big West Tournament depend only partly on their Big West bracket seed. Winning the Big West Tournament also depends on the dynamics of the 2020 Big West bracket. In some cases, the team with a better Big West Tournament seed may actually face a harder path to the Big West Tournament championship than a team with a worse Big West tournament seed.
In addition, because Big West tournament seeds are based on win-loss records in Big West conference games, Big West 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 Big West bracket can have better odds to win the 2020 Big West Tournament than lower seeded teams in the Big West bracket.