C-USA Championship Information

2020 CUSA tournament site: Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, TX
2020 CUSA tournament dates: March 11th-14th, 2020

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Seed Team Quarter Semi Champ Win

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.

  • First Round - neutral site.
  • Quarterfinals - neutral site.
  • Semifinals - neutral site.
  • Championship Game - neutral site.

The 2020 CUSA tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every 2020 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 2020 CUSA bracket.

Projected Conference Standings

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In Conference USA’s pod-based scheduling system, each team plays its final four conference games against a "standings group" of opponents with similar records. Regardless of final conference record, a team’s conference tournament seed can’t fall outside its standings group seed range. At this time, our projections are not fully accounting for this rule, which will impact the accuracy of conference tournament win odds, especially for teams near the standings group boundaries. Read more here.
  Current Projection Playoffs
Team conf W L conf W L overall W L Win Conf Win Tourn
North Texas 14 4 14.0 4.0 20.0 11.0 100.0% 28.3%
W Kentucky 13 5 13.0 5.0 20.0 10.0 0.0% 19.0%
LA Tech 13 5 13.0 5.0 22.0 8.0 0.0% 28.2%
Marshall 10 8 10.0 8.0 17.0 15.0 0.0% 6.1%
Charlotte 10 8 10.0 8.0 16.0 13.0 0.0% 5.0%
Old Dominion 9 9 9.0 9.0 13.0 19.0 0.0% 0.0%
UAB 9 9 9.0 9.0 19.0 13.0 0.0% 3.4%
Florida Intl 9 9 9.0 9.0 19.0 13.0 0.0% 7.0%
TX El Paso 8 10 8.0 10.0 17.0 15.0 0.0% 0.0%
Fla Atlantic 8 10 8.0 10.0 17.0 15.0 0.0% 3.1%
Rice 7 11 7.0 11.0 15.0 17.0 0.0% 0.0%
TX-San Ant 7 11 7.0 11.0 13.0 19.0 0.0% 0.0%
S Mississippi 5 13 5.0 13.0 9.0 22.0 0.0% 0.0%
Middle Tenn 4 14 4.0 14.0 8.0 23.0 0.0% 0.0%

A team's relative odds to win the 2020 C-USA Championship depend only partly on their CUSA bracket seed. Winning the C-USA Championship also depends on the dynamics of the 2020 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 2020 C-USA Championship than lower seeded teams in the CUSA bracket.