- Feb 17, 2020
This should be interesting
Agreed. But I like that this is purely numbers-based. And going back to the beginning of the tourney era, all the way back in the 1930s covers a lot of ground. Of course, any increased weighting of the last 25 years would benefit us, but I still think it's a cool distraction so I don't go totaly nuts waiting for a season to hopefully start.I'm sure we will be top 15 but these last few years have done a number of the perception of our program.
Ranking formula from the article:
"The rankings were compiled using an objective statistical formula based on 13 categories: wins, losses, national championships, Final Four appearances, Elite Eight appearances, NCAA Tournament bids, regular-season championships, NIT championships (they held significant value long ago), total weeks ranked, wins over ranked opponents, top-10 NBA Draft picks, first-round/11-30 NBA draft picks and second round/31-60 NBA draft picks."
I immediately watched the Gomes press conference clip again, twice.
If they really are factoring in regular season championships, a lot of the BE wasn't really in a league for a very long time. Syracuse, for instance, doesn't have a regular season title until 1980.I’d agree with that but better not be behind any new or old big east team particularly orange men.
I'd rather be a PeeCee fan than a Kansas fan. Honestly.Isn't this like the 10th one of this type of article in the last few years? UConn is usually in the 5-9 range so I'll say that is where they fall in this list. 4 national championships and many BE championships but they always hold the few years UConn didn't have good years in the negative column.
Which brings up the inevitable argument. In the last 35 years would you rather be a Kansas fan (1 NC but much better consistency) or a UConn fan?