MAC Tournament Information

2018 MAC tournament site: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH & Campus Sites
2018 MAC tournament dates: March 5th, 8th-10th, 2018

These 2018 MAC 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 - higher seed.
  • Quarterfinals - neutral site.
  • Semifinals - neutral site.
  • Championship Game - neutral site.

The 2018 MAC tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every 2018 MAC 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 MAC tournament championship for every team in the 2018 MAC bracket.

Projected Conference Standings

MAC

  Current Projection Playoffs
Team conf W L conf W L overall W L Win Conf Win Tourn
Buffalo 0 0 11.3 6.7 19.1 11.9 21.9% 17.2%
Ball State 0 0 10.8 7.2 19.6 11.4 17.1% 15.5%
Ohio 0 0 10.5 7.5 17.8 12.2 13.1% 12.6%
W Michigan 0 0 10.3 7.7 18.5 12.5 13.4% 12.7%
Central Mich 0 0 9.8 8.2 20.9 10.1 9.8% 10.3%
E Michigan 0 0 9.7 8.3 18.6 12.4 8.3% 8.9%
Toledo 0 0 9.0 9.0 16.3 14.7 5.2% 7.2%
Kent State 0 0 8.9 9.1 15.2 15.8 5.0% 6.0%
Akron 0 0 8.8 9.2 15.8 12.2 4.5% 5.8%
N Illinois 0 0 6.7 11.3 13.5 17.5 0.8% 1.8%
Bowling Grn 0 0 6.5 11.5 14.8 16.2 0.5% 1.2%
Miami (OH) 0 0 5.8 12.2 12.9 18.1 0.2% 0.8%

The 2018 MAC projected standings help determine the seeds of the teams in the 2018 MAC Championship bracket. The remainder of the season is simulated a large number of times, and the resulting seeds are used to simulate the MAC tournament.

A team's relative odds to win the 2018 MAC Tournament depend only partly on their MAC bracket seed. Winning the MAC Tournament also depends on the dynamics of the 2018 MAC bracket. In some cases, the team with a better MAC Tournament seed may actually face a harder path to the MAC Tournament championship than a team with a worse MAC tournament seed.

In addition, because MAC tournament seeds are based on win-loss records in MAC conference games, MAC 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 MAC bracket can have better odds to win the 2018 MAC Tournament than lower seeded teams in the MAC bracket.