Horizon League Championship Information

2016 Horizon League tournament site: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
2016 Horizon League tournament dates: March 5th-8th, 2016

The values shown below 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.

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 2016 Horizon League tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every 2016 Horizon League 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 Horizon League tournament championship for every team in the 2016 Horizon League bracket.

Projected Conference Standings

Horizon League

  Current Projection Playoffs
Team conf W L conf W L overall W L Win Conf Win Tourn
Valparaiso 16 2 16.0 2.0 26.0 6.0 100.0% 0.0%
Wright State 13 5 13.0 5.0 22.0 13.0 0.0% 0.0%
Oakland 13 5 13.0 5.0 21.0 11.0 0.0% 0.0%
WI-Grn Bay 11 7 11.0 7.0 23.0 12.0 0.0% 100.0%
WI-Milwkee 10 8 10.0 8.0 20.0 13.0 0.0% 0.0%
Detroit 9 9 9.0 9.0 16.0 15.0 0.0% 0.0%
Youngs St 6 12 6.0 12.0 11.0 21.0 0.0% 0.0%
N Kentucky 5 13 5.0 13.0 9.0 21.0 0.0% 0.0%
Cleveland St 4 14 4.0 14.0 9.0 23.0 0.0% 0.0%
IL-Chicago 3 15 3.0 15.0 5.0 25.0 0.0% 0.0%

A team's relative odds to win the 2016 Horizon League Championship depend only partly on their Horizon League bracket seed. Winning the Horizon League Championship also depends on the dynamics of the 2016 Horizon League bracket. In some cases, the team with a better Horizon League Championship seed may actually face a harder path to the Horizon League Championship championship than a team with a worse Horizon League tournament seed.

In addition, because Horizon League tournament seeds are based on win-loss records in Horizon League conference games, Horizon League 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 Horizon League bracket can have better odds to win the 2016 Horizon League Championship than lower seeded teams in the Horizon League bracket.