MEAC Tournament Information

2016 MEAC tournament site: Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, VA
2016 MEAC tournament dates: March 7th-11th, 2016

In our most recent calculations, we project Norfolk St as the most likely winner of the 2016 MEAC Tournament. The second most likely team to top the MEAC bracket is Hampton.

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 will freeze 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 - neutral site.
Quarterfinals - neutral site.
Semifinals - neutral site.
Championship Game - neutral site.

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

Projected Conference Standings

MEAC CURRENT PROJECTION PLAYOFFS
Team conf W L conf W L overall W L Win Conf Win Tourn
Norfolk St 8 2 12.7 3.3 16.7 14.3 51.2% 30.1%
Hampton 9 2 12.5 3.5 17.5 10.5 32.7% 19.9%
S Car State 9 2 12.0 4.0 17.0 13.0 15.9% 15.6%
Beth-Cook 6 4 9.2 6.8 12.6 18.4 0.1% 7.5%
Maryland ES 5 5 8.6 7.4 11.6 19.4 0.0% 5.9%
Howard 4 5 8.0 8.0 14.0 17.0 0.0% 6.3%
NC Central 3 6 7.4 8.6 12.4 17.6 0.0% 7.9%
Savannah St 5 6 6.8 9.2 11.5 16.5 0.0% 1.2%
NC A&T 4 6 6.8 9.2 9.8 21.2 0.0% 1.3%
Morgan St 3 6 6.3 9.7 8.3 20.7 0.0% 3.5%
Coppin State 3 7 5.4 10.6 7.4 21.6 0.0% 0.5%
Florida A&M 3 6 4.4 11.6 8.4 20.6 0.0% 0.0%
Delaware St 2 7 4.0 12.0 6.0 25.0 0.0% 0.3%

The 2016 MEAC projected standings help determine the seeds of the teams in the 2016 MEAC Championship bracket. The remainder of the season is simulated a large number of times, and the resulting seeds are used to simulate the MEAC tournament.

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

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