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: May 28, 2019 13:46 CT
Team Wins Expected Wins Excess Wins
Penn State 16 11.51 4.49
Virginia 17 12.73 4.27
Yale 15 11.71 3.29
Penn 12 9.28 2.72
Duke 13 11.76 1.24
Loyola 12 10.97 1.03
Maryland 12 11.35 0.65
High Point 13 12.50 0.50
Towson 11 10.57 0.43
Cornell 10 9.60 0.40
Syracuse 9 8.96 0.04
Georgetown 13 13.02 -0.02
Army 13 13.21 -0.21
Ohio State 8 8.24 -0.24
Notre Dame 9 9.49 -0.49
Denver 10 10.51 -0.51
UMass 10 11.35 -1.35
Hobart 11 12.43 -1.43
Johns Hopkins 8 9.54 -1.54
Air Force 10 11.62 -1.62
Boston U 11 12.89 -1.89
North Carolina 8 9.91 -1.91
Delaware 10 11.96 -1.96
Villanova 8 9.99 -1.99
Richmond 10 12.12 -2.12
Navy 6 8.86 -2.86
Rutgers 7 9.92 -2.92
Stony Brook 9 11.93 -2.93
Princeton 7 9.97 -2.97
Sacred Heart 9 12.24 -3.24
Lehigh 9 12.24 -3.24
Holy Cross 7 10.30 -3.30
Mount St Marys 9 12.44 -3.44
Marist 10 13.54 -3.54
Cleveland State 8 11.58 -3.58
Drexel 7 10.63 -3.63
Robert Morris 9 12.83 -3.83
Vermont 8 11.94 -3.94
Harvard 5 9.02 -4.02
Marquette 6 10.02 -4.02
Quinnipiac 9 13.22 -4.22
Brown 7 11.26 -4.26
Detroit 8 12.46 -4.46
Saint Joseph’s 7 11.51 -4.51
Bucknell 6 10.75 -4.75
Michigan 4 8.79 -4.79
Providence 7 12.07 -5.07
Albany 5 10.10 -5.10
Jacksonville 6 11.14 -5.14
Siena 6 11.16 -5.16
Colgate 4 9.37 -5.37
UMBC 7 12.37 -5.37
Hofstra 5 10.45 -5.45
Canisius 8 13.51 -5.51
Fairfield 5 10.76 -5.76
Monmouth 4 10.17 -6.17
Utah 5 11.36 -6.36
Manhattan 6 12.44 -6.44
UMass-Lowell 5 11.74 -6.74
Furman 3 9.96 -6.96
St. John’s 4 10.96 -6.96
VMI 3 10.01 -7.01
Bellarmine 3 10.63 -7.63
Dartmouth 2 9.81 -7.81
Lafayette 4 11.90 -7.90
Bryant 3 11.44 -8.44
Binghamton 2 10.50 -8.50
Hartford 4 12.72 -8.72
Mercer 1 10.57 -9.57
Wagner 2 12.04 -10.04
St. Bonaventure 0 10.27 -10.27
NJIT 1 11.44 -10.44