Northern Illinois Huskies Projections 2019


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

N Illinois Record and Rankings

Record: 17-17
Projected Final Record: 17.0-17.0

MAC Conference Record: 8-10
Projected Final MAC Record: 8.0-10.0
Projected Final Rank in the MAC: 7

N Illinois Bracket Projections and Tournament Resume

DRatings Overall Rank: 143
RPI Rank: 163
NET Rank: 139
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 2-2 1-6 7-6 5-3
Win % by Tier 0.500 0.143 0.538 0.625

Our current projections give the Northern Illinois Huskies a 0.0% chance to make the NCAA Tournament as conference champions or through an at-large bid. We project them to have a 0.4% chance at an NIT bid and a 99.6% chance of missing both the NCAA and NIT tournaments. Note that the predictions below take into account N 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 0.4%
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 Northern Illinois Huskies. If a game has not been played yet, then the “result” of the game is replaced with the “win probability”.

N Illinois Schedule and Game Projections

Date Oppo Rank Opponent Location Result Score
11/6 No Rank Rockford Home W 93-54
11/9 113 N Kentucky Home L 85-88
11/17 No Rank IL Tech Home W 73-66
11/23 292 Oral Roberts Neutal W 87-66
11/24 257 James Madison Neutral L 74-78
11/25 192 Oakland Away W 92-72
11/28 198 WI Green Bay Away L 83-85
12/5 260 UC Davis Home W 71-62
12/8 72 Butler Away L 68-95
12/17 310 W Illinois Home W 91-76
12/20 113 N Kentucky Away L 62-65
12/22 351 Chicago St Home W 100-59
12/29 6 Michigan St Away L 60-88
1/5 171 Ohio Away W 72-66
1/8 154 Miami OH Away W 83-70
1/12 132 Akron Home W 73-56
1/15 117 C Michigan Home L 69-78
1/19 112 Kent Away L 68-78
1/22 18 Buffalo Home W 77-75
1/26 132 Akron Away L 65-67
1/29 171 Ohio Home W 71-60
2/2 64 Toledo Home L 55-69
2/5 149 Ball St Home L 71-72
2/9 155 E Michigan Away L 49-57
2/12 282 W Michigan Away L 74-76
2/16 104 Bowling Green Home L 67-87
2/23 64 Toledo Away L 54-57
2/26 282 W Michigan Home W 70-65
3/2 155 E Michigan Home L 69-75
3/5 117 C Michigan Away W 89-86
3/8 149 Ball St Away W 64-57
3/11 171 Ohio Home W 80-61
3/14 64 Toledo Neutal W 80-76
3/15 104 Bowling Green Neutral L 67-71