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 30, 2018 09:19 CT
Team Wins Expected Wins Excess Wins
Yale 18 13.29 4.71
Albany 16 12.33 3.67
Maryland 14 10.58 3.42
Duke 16 12.87 3.13
Johns Hopkins 12 10.17 1.83
Cornell 13 11.49 1.51
Loyola 13 11.51 1.49
Denver 13 11.68 1.32
Notre Dame 9 8.65 0.35
Bucknell 11 10.70 0.30
Georgetown 12 11.84 0.16
Virginia 12 12.17 -0.17
Vermont 12 12.26 -0.26
Robert Morris 13 13.52 -0.52
Saint Joseph’s 11 11.54 -0.54
UMass 12 12.56 -0.56
Villanova 10 10.66 -0.66
Rutgers 9 9.70 -0.70
Hampton 0 0.94 -0.94
Navy 9 10.05 -1.05
Princeton 8 9.16 -1.16
Syracuse 8 9.31 -1.31
Michigan 8 9.53 -1.53
Penn State 8 9.70 -1.70
Ohio State 8 9.73 -1.73
Harvard 7 8.93 -1.93
Richmond 12 13.96 -1.96
Penn 7 9.02 -2.02
Lehigh 10 12.08 -2.08
North Carolina 7 9.43 -2.43
Bryant 8 10.93 -2.93
Marquette 6 8.97 -2.97
Jacksonville 8 11.27 -3.27
Towson 7 10.34 -3.34
Boston U 8 11.53 -3.53
Stony Brook 7 10.67 -3.67
Quinnipiac 9 12.69 -3.69
UMass-Lowell 8 11.98 -3.98
Detroit 9 13.01 -4.01
Colgate 7 11.18 -4.18
Army 5 9.34 -4.34
UMBC 5 9.38 -4.38
Brown 6 10.43 -4.43
St. John’s 6 10.57 -4.57
Sacred Heart 7 11.58 -4.58
Drexel 5 9.64 -4.64
Delaware 6 10.86 -4.86
Canisius 8 12.92 -4.92
High Point 6 11.16 -5.16
Holy Cross 4 9.35 -5.35
Mount St Marys 5 10.61 -5.61
Monmouth 7 12.87 -5.87
Cleveland State 4 9.92 -5.92
Providence 5 11.12 -6.12
Air Force 5 11.54 -6.54
Furman 4 10.59 -6.59
Hobart 4 10.59 -6.59
Hartford 3 9.79 -6.79
Bellarmine 4 10.79 -6.79
Fairfield 4 10.90 -6.90
Siena 3 10.02 -7.02
Hofstra 6 13.33 -7.33
Mercer 4 11.43 -7.43
Dartmouth 2 9.47 -7.47
Binghamton 4 11.52 -7.52
Wagner 4 11.58 -7.58
Manhattan 4 12.03 -8.03
Marist 3 11.27 -8.27
Lafayette 3 11.66 -8.66
VMI 2 11.10 -9.10
NJIT 1 13.13 -12.13