Saturday, March 10, 2007

Who's the best?

WVU's elimination in the Big East Tournament gave me some extra time and Mom always told me that idle hands are the devils playground. So I kept myself busy with another research project. This project is to find the best programs in both Football and Men's Basketball for the new millennium. Using final poll numbers I looked at the last 6 years of both football and basketball and eliminated all schools that did not have at least TWO teams in each poll over the six year span thus forcing some consistency in both sports. So USC is gone due to lack of basketball (sure to change in upcoming years if Smokedog Mayo can be as good as advertised and stay away from Snoop) and UNC for lack of football (Butch Davis may change that as well). The numbers were compiled as follows: 25 points for 1st, 24 for 2nd, down to 1 for 25th.

The results:

1. Texas--183 points (11 total placings out of 12 polls).
2. Oklahoma--167 points (11 total placings out of 12 polls).
3. Florida--141 points (10 total placings out of 12 polls).
4. LSU--132 points (7 total placings out of 12 polls).
5. Ohio State--108 points (7 total placings out of 12 polls).
6. Maryland--104 points (8 total placings out of 12 polls).
7. Wisconsin--88 points (7 total placings out of 12 polls).
8. Louisville--85 points (7 total placings out of 12 polls).
9. Tennessee--66 points (7 total placings out of 12 polls).
10. West Virginia--63 points (5 total placings out of 12 polls).
11. Boston College--55 points (6 total placings out of 12 polls).
12. Pittsburgh--52 points (5 total placings out of 12 polls).
13. Notre Dame--49 points (5 total placings out of 12 polls).

Conferences:

SEC--3 teams
Big East--3 teams
ACC--2 teams
Big 10--2 teams
Big 12--2 teams

It is interesting to me that only 13 schools qualified, I would have guessed more schools made the final poll in both at least 33% of the time.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

waa waa.

Anonymous said...

Damn. Maryland beat you this time also... Fucking haters

letsplaytummysticks said...

Oh we are haters. But this time also, MD hasn't beat us in anything for 4 years except the fattest coach competition.

Anonymous said...

waa waa, good luck in the NIT bitches, congrats on your #1 seed hahaha

letsplaytummysticks said...

You've kept it warm for us. We'll try to do you proud.

Anonymous said...

Yeah we have kept it warm, cant win the National Championship every year. You guys do have a basketball national championship trophy..right?

letsplaytummysticks said...

You guys have one? Oh that's right it was v. Indiana in the game that set basketball back 50 years. Tried to drink that one away from my memory. Every once in a while I'll see one of Blake's jumpshots in a flashback and start to choke on my own vomit.

letsplaytummysticks said...

And WVU won the NIT in 1942 when it was the Big Dance. The NCAA didn't become accepted as important until the 1960s. So there is a trophy from the most prestigous post season tournament, but there was no national championship back then. In essence it's 1-1. But you can't win every year.

Anonymous said...

Again you are right, terrible game. Only thing worse would have been if we were up by 20 and choked.. Wait that was you guys..1942?? That was around the same time MD won the football national title..2-1 Terps

letsplaytummysticks said...

So Maryland wins under that rational, but are there other ways to look at teams to see which is better? Maybe all-time wins or head to head?

Football
UMD--586 wins
WVU--653 wins
series 22-21-2 WVU

Basketball
WVU--1357 wins
Maryland is not listed (they only go up to the top 25 all-time)
series 23-14 WVU

Wow, WVU wins both ways of measurement, head to head and historical wins.

Anonymous said...

Was bored, so I looked up Tummyshits stats- claims WVU won the title back in'42 in the NIT(cliamed there was no ncaa tourney)AA tourney-- Funny check this out

http://cbs.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/mayhem/history/yearbyyear