Akron Zips Projections 2019


These are the latest projections for the Akron Zips. All of these projections for Akron are based on our proprietary ratings and data that is known to be predictive. This page was last updated on 1/17/2019.

Akron Record and Rankings

Record: 10-7
Projected Final Record: 16.2-14.8

MAC Conference Record: 2-2
Projected Final MAC Record: 8.2-9.8
Projected Final Rank in the MAC: 8

Akron Bracket Projections and Tournament Resume

DRatings Overall Rank: 145
RPI Rank: 210
NET Rank: 137
Current NCAA Bracket Projection: Out

Starting in the 2017-2018 season, the NCAA tournament committee will begin to use the “tier system” to help determine tournament bids. In prior years, the four buckets were based on wins and losses against the RPI 1-50, 51-100, 101-200, and 201+. Now, the tier system accounts for the home, neutral and away site variable.

Tier 1: vs. RPI 1-30 (home), vs. RPI 1-50 (neutral site), vs. RPI 1-75 (away)
Tier 2: vs. RPI 31-75 (home), vs. RPI 51-100 (neutral site), vs. RPI 76-135 (away)
Tier 3: vs. RPI 76-160 (home), vs. RPI 101-200 (neutral site), vs. RPI 136-240 (away)
Tier 4: vs. RPI 161+ (home), vs. RPI 201+ (neutral site), vs. RPI 240+ (away)

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Record 0-1 0-3 1-3 7-0
Win % by Tier 0.000 0.000 0.250 1.000

Our current projections give the Akron Zips a 4.8% chance to make the NCAA Tournament as conference champions or through an at-large bid. We project them to have a 3.2% chance at an NIT bid and a 92.0% chance of missing both the NCAA and NIT tournaments. Note that the predictions below take into account Akron’s future schedule and prior results and are not necessarily based on where the team currently stands. The seed probabilities are based on a result from five hundred simulations. These simulations use all the rules for NCAA seeding, i.e. conference champions get an auto bid to the NCAA Tournament, regular season champions get an auto bid to the NIT, etc.

Seed Probability
NCAA #1 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #2 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #3 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #4 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #5 Seed 0.4%
NCAA #6 Seed 0.2%
NCAA #7 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #8 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #9 Seed 0.4%
NCAA #10 Seed 0.2%
NCAA #11 Seed 0.2%
NCAA #12 Seed 0.6%
NCAA #13 Seed 0.6%
NCAA #14 Seed 0.8%
NCAA #15 Seed 1.0%
NCAA #16 Seed 0.4%
NIT #1 Seed 0.2%
NIT #2 Seed 0.8%
NIT #3 Seed 0.8%
NIT #4 Seed 0.4%
NIT #5 Seed 0.6%
NIT #6 Seed 0.4%
NIT #7 Seed 0.0%
NIT #8 Seed 0.0%

Below is the current schedule and future game projections for the Akron Zips. If a game has not been played yet, then the “result” of the game is replaced with the “win probability”.

Akron Schedule and Game Projections

Date Oppo Rank Opponent Location Result Score
11/6 No Rank Cedarville Home W 70-50
11/10 295 Youngstown St Neutal W 98-69
11/16 343 Chicago St Home W 87-46
11/19 42 Clemson Neutral L 69-72
11/20 172 Illinois St Neutral L 68-73
11/21 199 St Bonaventure Neutal W 61-49
11/28 315 Alabama St Home W 86-54
12/1 181 Detroit Home W 71-59
12/5 188 PFW Away L 65-68
12/15 110 Marshall Home L 74-75
12/18 332 Tennessee St Home W 82-60
12/22 20 Nevada Away L 62-68
12/30 No Rank Carnegie Mellon Home W 82-55
1/5 246 W Michigan Home W 56-48
1/8 120 C Michigan Away L 86-88
1/12 138 N Illinois Away L 56-73
1/15 167 E Michigan Home W 51-49
1/19 187 Miami OH Away 55.9%
1/22 120 C Michigan Home 55.9%
1/26 138 N Illinois Home 57.5%
2/2 147 Ohio Away 45.2%
2/5 75 Toledo Away 23.8%
2/9 124 Kent Home 56.5%
2/12 11 Buffalo Home 18.6%
2/16 107 Ball St Away 32.8%
2/19 115 Bowling Green Away 38.2%
2/23 187 Miami OH Home 71.4%
2/26 11 Buffalo Away 8.2%
3/2 147 Ohio Home 62.1%
3/5 115 Bowling Green Home 55.5%
3/8 124 Kent Away 39.9%