Eastern Illinois Panthers Projections 2019


These are the latest projections for the Eastern Illinois Panthers. All of these projections for E Illinois are based on our proprietary ratings and data that is known to be predictive. This page was last updated on 3/17/2019.

E Illinois Record and Rankings

Record: 14-18
Projected Final Record: 14.0-18.0

OVC Conference Record: 7-11
Projected Final OVC Record: 7.0-11.0
Projected Final Rank in the OVC: 6

E Illinois Bracket Projections and Tournament Resume

DRatings Overall Rank: 294
RPI Rank: 270
NET Rank: 308
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 0-4 0-3 3-1 10-10
Win % by Tier 0.000 0.000 0.750 0.500

Our current projections give the Eastern Illinois Panthers a 0.0% chance to make the NCAA Tournament as conference champions or through an at-large bid. We project them to have a 0.0% chance at an NIT bid and a 100.0% chance of missing both the NCAA and NIT tournaments. Note that the predictions below take into account E Illinois’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 0.0%
NCAA #6 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #7 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #8 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #9 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #10 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #11 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #12 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #13 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #14 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #15 Seed 0.0%
NCAA #16 Seed 0.0%
NIT #1 Seed 0.0%
NIT #2 Seed 0.0%
NIT #3 Seed 0.0%
NIT #4 Seed 0.0%
NIT #5 Seed 0.0%
NIT #6 Seed 0.0%
NIT #7 Seed 0.0%
NIT #8 Seed 0.0%

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

E Illinois Schedule and Game Projections

Date Oppo Rank Opponent Location Result Score
11/6 40 Texas Away L 59-71
11/10 216 IUPUI Away L 65-71
11/17 310 W Illinois Home W 68-66
11/23 163 Gardner Webb Neutal W 79-78
11/24 244 Arkansas St Neutal W 90-86
11/25 273 UNC Wilmington Neutral L 65-82
11/28 218 PFW Home L 60-104
12/1 351 Chicago St Away L 72-80
12/4 No Rank Fontbonne Home W 90-37
12/8 310 W Illinois Away W 74-67
12/15 153 Bradley Away W 73-66
12/21 23 Iowa St Away L 53-101
12/30 300 North Alabama Home W 81-70
1/3 283 TN Martin Home W 92-87
1/5 323 SIUE Home W 84-81
1/10 115 Jacksonville St Away L 62-69
1/12 328 Tennessee Tech Away W 67-60
1/17 50 Murray St Home L 61-83
1/19 131 Austin Peay Home W 85-83
1/24 283 TN Martin Away W 66-64
1/26 312 SE Missouri St Away L 59-64
1/31 256 E Kentucky Home W 67-66
2/2 255 Morehead St Home L 78-84
2/7 50 Murray St Away L 75-86
2/9 131 Austin Peay Away L 86-94
2/14 323 SIUE Away W 79-65
2/16 312 SE Missouri St Home L 79-88
2/21 55 Belmont Away L 58-99
2/23 314 Tennessee St Away L 60-75
2/28 115 Jacksonville St Home L 84-89
3/2 328 Tennessee Tech Home L 57-63
3/6 283 TN Martin Neutral L 71-78