WAC Tournament Information

2018 WAC tournament site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
2018 WAC tournament dates: March 8th-10th, 2018

These 2018 WAC tournament advancement odds and average projected seeds are based on our projected conference standings.

Seed Team 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.

  • Quarterfinals - neutral site.
  • Semifinals - neutral site.
  • Championship Game - neutral site.

The 2018 WAC tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every 2018 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 2018 WAC bracket.

Projected Conference Standings


  Current Projection Playoffs
Team conf W L conf W L overall W L Win Conf Win Tourn
N Mex State 3 0 12.2 1.8 25.2 4.8 73.9% 51.3%
Utah Val St 3 0 10.3 3.7 21.3 8.7 17.0% 22.4%
Grd Canyon 2 1 10.0 4.0 21.0 9.0 8.6% 21.1%
TX-Pan Am 2 1 7.1 6.9 16.1 14.9 0.3% 1.7%
Seattle 2 1 6.3 7.7 17.3 13.7 0.2% 2.0%
CS Bakersfld 0 3 5.0 9.0 12.0 17.0 0.0% 1.3%
UMKC 0 3 3.7 10.3 9.7 21.3 0.0% 0.3%
Chicago St 0 3 1.4 12.6 3.4 27.6 0.0% 0.0%

The 2018 WAC projected standings help determine the seeds of the teams in the 2018 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 2018 WAC Tournament depend only partly on their WAC bracket seed. Winning the WAC Tournament also depends on the dynamics of the 2018 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 2018 WAC Tournament than lower seeded teams in the WAC bracket.