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: Mar 11, 2020 19:59 ET
Team Wins Expected Wins Excess Wins
Cornell 5 3.13 1.87
North Carolina 7 5.54 1.46
Princeton 5 3.62 1.38
Syracuse 5 3.62 1.38
Georgetown 6 4.92 1.08
Maryland 5 4.00 1.00
Duke 6 5.20 0.80
Providence 5 4.27 0.73
Ohio State 5 4.32 0.68
Yale 3 2.39 0.61
Penn State 5 4.44 0.56
UMBC 4 3.53 0.47
Saint Joseph’s 5 4.59 0.41
Bucknell 5 4.63 0.37
UMass 5 4.66 0.34
Lehigh 5 4.68 0.32
Virginia 4 3.82 0.18
Villanova 4 3.84 0.16
Hobart 4 3.88 0.12
Denver 4 3.93 0.07
Army 6 6.05 -0.05
Loyola 4 4.06 -0.06
Dartmouth 3 3.09 -0.09
Mercer 4 4.12 -0.12
Vermont 3 3.14 -0.14
Fairfield 5 5.18 -0.18
Stony Brook 5 5.32 -0.32
Brown 3 3.45 -0.45
Penn 2 2.53 -0.53
Robert Morris 4 4.63 -0.63
Delaware 4 4.70 -0.70
Richmond 4 4.80 -0.80
Navy 3 3.82 -0.82
Holy Cross 4 4.83 -0.83
Harvard 2 2.87 -0.87
Air Force 4 4.90 -0.90
Notre Dame 2 2.94 -0.94
Albany 2 2.96 -0.96
Marist 3 4.02 -1.02
Michigan 4 5.08 -1.08
Drexel 3 4.12 -1.12
Jacksonville 2 3.28 -1.28
Hofstra 4 5.41 -1.41
Detroit 2 3.59 -1.59
Boston U 3 4.60 -1.60
Johns Hopkins 2 3.61 -1.61
Utah 3 4.69 -1.69
Bryant 3 4.77 -1.77
Rutgers 2 3.90 -1.90
Hartford 3 5.00 -2.00
Manhattan 3 5.24 -2.24
Marquette 3 5.25 -2.25
UMass-Lowell 3 5.29 -2.29
St. John’s 3 5.46 -2.46
Mount St Marys 3 5.48 -2.48
Monmouth 2 4.62 -2.62
High Point 2 4.79 -2.79
VMI 0 2.88 -2.88
Siena 2 4.91 -2.91
Binghamton 1 3.96 -2.96
Cleveland State 2 5.10 -3.10
Sacred Heart 1 4.11 -3.11
Lafayette 0 3.27 -3.27
Towson 0 3.40 -3.40
Furman 0 3.45 -3.45
Canisius 0 3.56 -3.56
Colgate 0 3.71 -3.71
Merrimack 1 4.73 -3.73
Wagner 1 4.97 -3.97
Bellarmine 1 5.07 -4.07
NJIT 0 4.39 -4.39
St. Bonaventure 0 4.43 -4.43
Quinnipiac 0 4.53 -4.53
LIU 1 5.56 -4.56