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.
Semifinals - home court of Yale.
Championship Game - home court of Yale.
The 2019 Ivy tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every
2019 Ivy 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 Ivy tournament championship
for every team in the 2019 Ivy bracket.
The 2019 Ivy projected standings help determine the seeds of the teams in the 2019 Ivy Championship bracket. The remainder of the season is simulated a large number of times, and the resulting seeds are used to simulate the Ivy tournament.
A team's relative odds to win the 2019 Ivy League Tournament depend only partly on their Ivy bracket seed. Winning the Ivy League Tournament also depends on the dynamics of the 2019 Ivy bracket. In some cases, the team with a better Ivy League Tournament seed may actually face a harder path to the Ivy League Tournament championship than a team with a worse Ivy tournament seed.
In addition, because Ivy tournament seeds are based on win-loss records in Ivy conference games, Ivy 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 Ivy bracket can have better odds to win the 2019 Ivy League Tournament than lower seeded teams in the Ivy bracket.