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Four year basketball rankings

 

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When the football season ended, we ranked every football program in the country using a four-year formula. Let’s do the same thing for hoops to see where our program stands.

Once again, I’m using the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately formula:

2013 season: 40% weighting
2012: 30%
2011: 20%
2010: 10%

I figure recruits tend to look at programs this way…everything beyond four years ago is a distant memory to an 18-year old.

I’ll use Pomeroy’s ratings.

First, let’s look at the top 20:

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I highlighted the teams that won national championships each year. UCONN won in 2011, but they check in at #31 on this 4-year rankings list.]

Kentucky’s 2013 season really tanks them in this system, but I have a feeling they’ll be back. How about Wichita State clocking in just below Kentucky at #12?
So the Big 12 has Kansas at #2 and then…(scans list)…K-State and Baylor and 18 and 20. It’s been a rough few years in the Big 12.

Now let’s see where OSU comes and and see who else lives in our neighborhood:

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NOTHING WILL DAMPEN MY ENTHUSIASM FOR NEXT SEASON.

Doesn’t it kind of sting that Oregon is a single notch above us? Haven’t you hurt us enough, Oregon?

Does Rick Barnes hit refresh three or four times on his bank’s site every payday just to make sure?

Strange to see Butler below OSU over the last four years, but OSU has been better in the last two.

Okay, now let’s look at the Big 12:

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Texas Tech has completely fallen off the map. Have fun out there, Tubby.

No excuse for OSU to be outside of the top half of the Big 12 in any kind of program ranking. We won’t be after next year, but it still kills me to see this.

And finally, let’s look at how the Big 12 stacks up against other leagues over this 4-year period:

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I didn’t realize that the Big 10 has been #1 in Pomeroy’s ratings three years in a row. How ‘bout that.

No excuse for the Big 12 to be outside of the top five in any year, especially given that we have Kansas leading the way (until next year).

  • Josh

    Interesting stuff here. Wow were we bad in 2012! I am as excited as the next guy about next season, but lets not get ahead of ourselves about the Big 12. It is still Kansas’. Self and KU have been in this position before, and has won before. It is great we get the whole crew back, especially Smart, but KU still is KU and will still be KU.

    • David

      After the Michigan collapse, Self is ready to begin next season right now!! As much as I respect Self, that was a horrible loss.