Howard Bison Projections 2019


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

Howard Record and Rankings

Record: 17-16
Projected Final Record: 17.0-16.0

MEAC Conference Record: 10-6
Projected Final MEAC Record: 10.0-6.0
Projected Final Rank in the MEAC: 4

Howard Bracket Projections and Tournament Resume

DRatings Overall Rank: 301
RPI Rank: 299
NET Rank: 306
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 0-0 0-3 1-1 13-12
Win % by Tier 0.000 0.000 0.500 0.520

Our current projections give the Howard Bison 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 Howard’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 Howard Bison. If a game has not been played yet, then the “result” of the game is replaced with the “win probability”.

Howard Schedule and Game Projections

Date Oppo Rank Opponent Location Result Score
11/7 No Rank Washington Advt Home W 115-91
11/11 No Rank Central Penn Home W 99-71
11/13 No Rank Regent Home W 108-51
11/16 239 Massachusetts Away W 68-63
11/19 148 S Illinois Away L 69-83
11/23 270 Ark Little Rock Away L 76-97
11/24 204 Cal Baptist Neutal W 86-84
12/4 228 Appalachian St Away L 86-100
12/8 224 American Univ Home W 85-83
12/14 276 G Washington Away L 64-70
12/16 265 Fordham Away L 67-74
12/20 149 Ball St Away L 71-98
12/22 226 Hampton Neutral L 82-89
12/29 68 Georgetown Away L 67-102
1/5 326 Florida A&M Home L 72-82
1/7 352 MD E Shore Away W 79-39
1/12 317 Bethune-Cookman Home L 63-71
1/15 343 Morgan St Home L 86-89
1/19 342 S Carolina St Away W 71-67
1/21 101 Harvard Home L 71-84
1/26 353 Delaware St Home W 80-74
1/28 352 MD E Shore Home W 72-57
2/2 258 Norfolk St Home L 78-80
2/9 326 Florida A&M Away W 70-66
2/11 317 Bethune-Cookman Away W 79-73
2/16 290 NC A&T Home L 81-85
2/18 305 NC Central Home L 90-98
2/23 340 Coppin St Away W 74-73
2/25 343 Morgan St Away W 75-69
3/2 337 Savannah St Away W 81-76
3/7 258 Norfolk St Away W 98-95
3/14 317 Bethune-Cookman Neutal W 80-71
3/15 258 Norfolk St Neutral L 69-75