Our strength-of-record (SOR) ratings drew inspiration from a few sources.  Thanks to the ESPN Stats team for popularizing the concept and Yale SA group for sharing their approach.  SOR ratings attempt to quantify how impressive a team’s record is given the schedule they faced.  Specifically, these rankings show, for each team, how many wins we would expect a generic top-10 team to achieve against their schedule.  The far right column, ‘Excess Wins’, is the difference between each team’s win record and the expected wins for that generic top-10 team.  An excess win can be considered a win that the team scored that a generic top 10 team would not.
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2020 10:41 ET
Team Wins Expected Wins Excess Wins
North Carolina 17 11.99 5.01
Cornell 14 10.76 3.24
Penn State 15 11.96 3.04
Yale 13 10.51 2.49
Georgetown 15 12.65 2.35
Maryland 13 10.68 2.32
Villanova 13 10.98 2.02
Syracuse 11 9.73 1.27
Princeton 11 10.06 0.94
Richmond 14 13.30 0.70
Duke 12 11.79 0.21
Providence 10 10.27 -0.27
UMass 12 12.51 -0.51
Boston U 14 14.53 -0.53
Saint Joseph’s 12 12.64 -0.64
UMBC 11 11.83 -0.83
Lehigh 11 11.83 -0.83
Penn 7 7.96 -0.96
Virginia 8 9.53 -1.53
Denver 8 9.62 -1.62
Hobart 10 11.70 -1.70
Navy 8 9.80 -1.80
Ohio State 7 8.90 -1.90
Delaware 9 11.15 -2.15
Robert Morris 10 12.22 -2.22
Notre Dame 5 7.59 -2.59
Vermont 7 9.75 -2.75
Army 9 11.77 -2.77
Mercer 7 9.88 -2.88
Bucknell 10 13.03 -3.03
Loyola 8 11.15 -3.15
Harvard 5 8.18 -3.18
Michigan 7 10.20 -3.20
Brown 7 10.37 -3.37
Stony Brook 8 11.38 -3.38
Drexel 7 10.50 -3.50
Albany 6 9.51 -3.51
Detroit 10 13.51 -3.51
Hartford 10 13.58 -3.58
Marist 10 13.67 -3.67
Jacksonville 6 9.71 -3.71
St. John’s 7 11.09 -4.09
Hofstra 9 13.19 -4.19
High Point 8 12.19 -4.19
Bryant 7 11.53 -4.53
Holy Cross 7 11.60 -4.60
Air Force 8 12.80 -4.80
Utah 4 9.44 -5.44
Johns Hopkins 3 8.45 -5.45
Fairfield 5 10.51 -5.51
Mount St Marys 6 11.52 -5.52
Cleveland State 6 11.71 -5.71
Rutgers 4 9.74 -5.74
Marquette 4 10.00 -6.00
LIU 6 12.07 -6.07
Sacred Heart 4 10.30 -6.30
Manhattan 6 12.38 -6.38
VMI 4 10.48 -6.48
Canisius 5 11.63 -6.63
Towson 2 8.65 -6.65
Dartmouth 3 9.72 -6.72
Colgate 2 9.30 -7.30
St. Bonaventure 5 12.41 -7.41
Merrimack 5 12.44 -7.44
UMass-Lowell 4 11.47 -7.47
Siena 4 11.83 -7.83
Monmouth 3 10.84 -7.84
Bellarmine 3 11.07 -8.07
Quinnipiac 5 13.13 -8.13
Furman 1 9.31 -8.31
Binghamton 2 10.88 -8.88
Lafayette 0 9.44 -9.44
Wagner 2 11.61 -9.61
NJIT 0 10.53 -10.53