Samford Bulldogs Projections 2019


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

Samford Record and Rankings

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

Southern Conference Record: 6-12
Projected Final Southern Record: 6.0-12.0
Projected Final Rank in the Southern: 7

Samford Bracket Projections and Tournament Resume

DRatings Overall Rank: 166
RPI Rank: 199
NET Rank: 160
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 1-7 0-4 2-0 13-5
Win % by Tier 0.125 0.000 1.000 0.722

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

Samford Schedule and Game Projections

Date Oppo Rank Opponent Location Result Score
11/6 300 North Alabama Home W 91-74
11/9 115 Jacksonville St Home W 92-72
11/12 335 Kennesaw Home W 74-60
11/14 No Rank Miles Home W 66-57
11/18 285 Cleveland St Away W 73-60
11/20 46 Ohio St Away L 50-68
11/23 218 PFW Away W 74-66
11/25 342 S Carolina St Home W 77-60
11/29 55 Belmont Home L 93-99
12/9 348 Alabama A&M Away W 77-59
12/13 255 Morehead St Home W 77-72
12/17 286 Houston Bap Home W 85-61
12/19 3 Tennessee Away L 70-83
12/22 51 UNC Greensboro Home L 75-83
12/29 275 VMI Home W 96-68
1/3 71 ETSU Away L 72-81
1/5 289 W Carolina Away L 69-76
1/12 252 Chattanooga Away L 75-80
1/17 254 Citadel Home W 80-77
1/19 214 Mercer Home L 87-93
1/24 14 Wofford Away L 106-107
1/26 59 Furman Away W 75-73
1/31 71 ETSU Home L 66-74
2/2 289 W Carolina Home W 92-81
2/7 51 UNC Greensboro Away L 67-75
2/9 275 VMI Away W 84-77
2/16 252 Chattanooga Home W 80-76
2/21 214 Mercer Away L 62-65
2/23 254 Citadel Away L 83-87
2/28 59 Furman Home L 81-90
3/2 14 Wofford Home L 64-85
3/8 254 Citadel Neutal W 100-71
3/9 51 UNC Greensboro Neutral L 70-77