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