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.
Quarterfinals - neutral site.
Semifinals - neutral site.
Championship Game - neutral site.
The 2021 WAC tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every
2021 WAC 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 WAC tournament championship
for every team in the 2021 WAC bracket.
The 2021 WAC projected standings help determine the seeds of the teams in the 2021 WAC Championship bracket. The remainder of the season is simulated a large number of times, and the resulting seeds are used to simulate the WAC tournament.
A team's relative odds to win the 2021 WAC Tournament depend only partly on their WAC bracket seed. Winning the WAC Tournament also depends on the dynamics of the 2021 WAC bracket. In some cases, the team with a better WAC Tournament seed may actually face a harder path to the WAC Tournament championship than a team with a worse WAC tournament seed.
In addition, because WAC tournament seeds are based on win-loss records in WAC conference games, WAC 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 WAC bracket can have better odds to win the 2021 WAC Tournament than lower seeded teams in the WAC bracket.