SWAC Championship Information

2016 SWAC tournament site: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
2016 SWAC tournament dates: March 8th-12th, 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 SWAC tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every 2016 SWAC 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 SWAC tournament championship for every team in the 2016 SWAC bracket.

Projected Conference Standings

SWAC

  Current Projection Playoffs
Team conf W L conf W L overall W L Win Conf Win Tourn
TX Southern 16 2 16.0 2.0 18.0 14.0 100.0% 0.0%
Alcorn State 13 5 13.0 5.0 15.0 15.0 0.0% 0.0%
Jackson St 12 6 12.0 6.0 19.0 15.0 0.0% 0.0%
Southern 11 7 11.0 7.0 22.0 12.0 0.0% 100.0%
Alabama St 9 9 9.0 9.0 14.0 17.0 0.0% 0.0%
Prairie View 7 11 7.0 11.0 7.0 24.0 0.0% 0.0%
Alab A&M 6 12 6.0 12.0 11.0 18.0 0.0% 0.0%
Miss Val St 6 12 6.0 12.0 8.0 27.0 0.0% 0.0%
Ark Pine Bl 6 12 6.0 12.0 8.0 25.0 0.0% 0.0%
Grambling St 4 14 4.0 14.0 7.0 24.0 0.0% 0.0%

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

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