C-USA Championship Information

2017 CUSA tournament site: Legacy Arena, Birmingham, AL
2017 CUSA tournament dates: March 8th-11th, 2017

These 2017 CUSA tournament advancement odds and average projected seeds are based on our projected conference standings.

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 - home court of UAB.
  • Quarterfinals - home court of UAB.
  • Semifinals - home court of UAB.
  • Championship Game - home court of UAB.

The 2017 CUSA tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every 2017 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 2017 CUSA bracket.

Projected Conference Standings

CUSA

  Current Projection Playoffs
Team conf W L conf W L overall W L Win Conf Win Tourn
Middle Tenn 15 1 16.9 1.1 26.9 4.1 100.0% 43.0%
LA Tech 13 4 14.0 4.0 22.0 9.0 0.0% 18.3%
Old Dominion 11 5 12.4 5.6 19.4 10.6 0.0% 10.9%
TX El Paso 11 5 12.1 5.9 14.1 15.9 0.0% 2.0%
Rice 10 6 10.8 7.2 20.8 10.2 0.0% 4.8%
Marshall 9 7 10.6 7.4 17.6 13.4 0.0% 5.3%
UAB 8 8 9.7 8.3 16.7 14.3 0.0% 14.1%
W Kentucky 7 9 8.4 9.6 14.4 16.6 0.0% 1.1%
TX-San Ant 7 9 7.7 10.3 12.7 18.3 0.0% 0.0%
Charlotte 6 10 6.8 11.2 12.8 16.2 0.0% 0.4%
Fla Atlantic 6 10 6.2 11.8 10.2 18.8 0.0% 0.2%
S Mississippi 6 11 6.0 12.0 9.0 21.0 0.0% 0.0%
North Texas 2 14 2.2 15.8 8.2 21.8 0.0% 0.0%
Florida Intl 2 14 2.1 15.9 6.1 24.9 0.0% 0.0%

The 2017 CUSA projected standings help determine the seeds of the teams in the 2017 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 2017 C-USA Championship depend only partly on their CUSA bracket seed. Winning the C-USA Championship also depends on the dynamics of the 2017 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 2017 C-USA Championship than lower seeded teams in the CUSA bracket.