Kent State Golden Flashes Projections 2019


These are the latest projections for the Kent State Golden Flashes. All of these projections for Kent are based on our proprietary ratings and data that is known to be predictive. This page was last updated on 1/20/2019.

Kent Record and Rankings

Record: 14-4
Projected Final Record: 20.4-10.6

MAC Conference Record: 3-2
Projected Final MAC Record: 9.4-8.6
Projected Final Rank in the MAC: 5

Kent Bracket Projections and Tournament Resume

DRatings Overall Rank: 116
RPI Rank: 117
NET Rank: 144
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 2-1 3-2 7-0
Win % by Tier 0.000 0.667 0.600 1.000

Our current projections give the Kent State Golden Flashes a 2.4% chance to make the NCAA Tournament as conference champions or through an at-large bid. We project them to have a 8.0% chance at an NIT bid and a 89.6% chance of missing both the NCAA and NIT tournaments. Note that the predictions below take into account Kent’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 1.2%
NCAA #14 Seed 0.8%
NCAA #15 Seed 0.2%
NCAA #16 Seed 0.2%
NIT #1 Seed 0.2%
NIT #2 Seed 0.2%
NIT #3 Seed 0.8%
NIT #4 Seed 0.4%
NIT #5 Seed 2.4%
NIT #6 Seed 3.2%
NIT #7 Seed 0.6%
NIT #8 Seed 0.2%

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

Kent Schedule and Game Projections

Date Oppo Rank Opponent Location Result Score
11/10 313 Cleveland St Away W 83-79
11/13 No Rank Shawnee St Home W 90-69
11/16 75 Liberty Home L 70-77
11/18 352 Alcorn St Home W 79-48
11/20 341 Savannah St Home W 104-84
11/23 106 Vanderbilt Away W 77-75
11/28 192 Detroit Away W 76-72
12/1 259 Norfolk St Home W 78-67
12/8 161 Wright St Home W 83-76
12/15 21 Louisville Away L 70-83
12/21 67 Oregon St Away W 66-63
12/28 302 Albany NY Home W 70-68
12/31 No Rank Oberlin Home W 71-48
1/5 117 Bowling Green Home L 64-86
1/8 252 W Michigan Home W 88-73
1/12 162 E Michigan Away L 61-95
1/15 150 Ohio Away W 66-52
1/19 144 N Illinois Home W 78-68
1/22 62 Toledo Home 40.9%
1/25 9 Buffalo Home 16.7%
1/29 252 W Michigan Away 68.3%
2/2 93 Ball St Away 32.1%
2/5 180 Miami OH Home 77.2%
2/9 158 Akron Away 48.9%
2/16 162 E Michigan Home 70.3%
2/19 133 C Michigan Away 45.2%
2/23 9 Buffalo Away 8%
2/26 150 Ohio Home 69.1%
3/2 117 Bowling Green Away 41.2%
3/5 180 Miami OH Away 57.1%
3/8 158 Akron Home 64.5%