C-USA Championship Information

2015 CUSA tournament site: Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, AL
2015 CUSA tournament dates: March 11th-14th, 2015

In our final calculations before the start of the 2015 C-USA Championship, we projected LA Tech as the most likely winner. The second most likely team to top the CUSA bracket, according to our final pre-tournament calculations, was Old Dominion.

Please note that unlike in past seasons, this year we will not be updating this advancement odds table (the top table) after every round. The values shown were frozen prior to the beginning of the first round. However, you can still find our latest projected odds for each team to win the conference tournament in the last column of the standings table at the bottom of the page.

Seed Team Quarter Semi Champ Win

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

The 2015 CUSA tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every 2015 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 2015 CUSA bracket.

Projected Conference Standings

CUSA CURRENT PROJECTION PLAYOFFS
Team conf W L conf W L overall W L Win Conf Win Tourn
LA Tech 15 3 15.0 3.0 25.0 8.0 100.0% 0.0%
TX El Paso 13 5 13.0 5.0 22.0 10.0 0.0% 0.0%
Old Dominion 13 5 13.0 5.0 24.0 7.0 0.0% 0.0%
UAB 12 6 12.0 6.0 19.0 15.0 0.0% 100.0%
W Kentucky 12 6 12.0 6.0 20.0 12.0 0.0% 0.0%
Middle Tenn 9 9 9.0 9.0 19.0 16.0 0.0% 0.0%
TX-San Ant 8 10 8.0 10.0 14.0 16.0 0.0% 0.0%
Florida Intl 8 10 8.0 10.0 16.0 17.0 0.0% 0.0%
Rice 8 10 8.0 10.0 12.0 20.0 0.0% 0.0%
North Texas 8 10 8.0 10.0 14.0 17.0 0.0% 0.0%
Marshall 7 11 7.0 11.0 11.0 21.0 0.0% 0.0%
Charlotte 7 11 7.0 11.0 14.0 18.0 0.0% 0.0%
S Mississippi 4 14 4.0 14.0 9.0 20.0 0.0% 0.0%
Fla Atlantic 2 16 2.0 16.0 9.0 20.0 0.0% 0.0%

A team's relative odds to win the 2015 C-USA Championship depend only partly on their CUSA bracket seed. Winning the C-USA Championship also depends on the dynamics of the 2015 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 2015 C-USA Championship than lower seeded teams in the CUSA bracket.