Big 12 Basketball: 5-Year Ranking

    
November 5th, 2009

BIG 12 FIVE-YEAR STANDINGS

 

CHN's annual 5-year ranking answers a simple question is in a simple manner: Who has been the best team in the Big 12 over the last five years?

 

Teams get points for league wins, making the postseason (NIT or NCAA) and winning games in the Big Dance. NIT wins are meaningless here, as are non-conference wins.  Also, league tournaments wins are not taken into account. (An original trial-scoring system included points for conference tourney wins. But the flukish nature of these tourney's did more harm than hurt: ie, 2008 Georgia, 2006 Syracuse, and 2004 Maryland ended up getting too much credit despite the reality that they were mediocre to sub-par teams.)

 

100 total points is set up to be the equivalent of batting .300 in baseball.. anything above and beyond is all-world stuff. 50 points is mediocre and you only start to get bad below 40 points.

 

Pos. Was Team 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Wins Gms. Points  
                       
1 1 Kansas 12 13 14 13 14 66 80 83 Win %
      1st Round 1st Round Elite 8 Champs Sweet 16     30 Post Pts.
                    113  
                       
2 2 Texas 9 13 12 13 9 56 80 70 Win %
      1st Round Elite 8 2nd Round Elite 8 2nd Round     26 Post Pts.
                    96  
                       
3 5 Oklahoma 12 11 6 9 13 51 80 64 Win %
      2nd Round 1st Round X 2nd Round Elite 8     18 Post Pts.
                    82  
                       
4 6 Texas A&M 8 10 13 8 9 48 80 60 Win %
      NIT 2nd Round Sweet 16 2nd Round 2nd Round     19 Post Pts.
                    79  
                       
5 3 Okla. State 11 6 6 7 9 39 80 49 Win %
      Sweet 16 NIT NIT NIT 2nd Round     13 Post Pts.
                    62  
                       
6 7 Kansas St 6 6 10 10 9 41 80 51 Win %
      X X Nit 2nd Round NIT     6 Post Pts.
                    57  
                       
7 4 Texas Tech 10 6 9 7 3 35 80 44 Win %
      Sweet 16 2nd Round 1st Round X X     12 Post Pts.
                    56  
                       
8 8 Missouri 7 5 7 6 12 37 80 46 Win %
      NIT X X X Elite 8     9 Post Pts.
                    55  
                       
9 10 Nebraska 7 7 6 7 8 35 80 44 Win %
      X NIT X NIT NIT     3 Post Pts.
                    47  
                       
10 9 Iowa St 9 6 6 4 4 29 80 36 Win %
      2nd Round X X X X     4 Post Pts.
                    40  
                       
11 12 Baylor 1 4 4 9 5 23 80 29 Win %
      X X X 1st Round NIT     3 Post Pts.
                    32  
                       
12 11 Colorado 4 9 3 3 1 20 80 25 Win %
      X NIT X X X     1 Post Pts.
                    26  

Was = Last year's rankig

-Ties are broken by favoring conference winning %

 

Big 12 Thoughts

- Texas Tech continues to tumble down the ranking after a weak 3-win season.

- Texas A&M is comfortably in 4th. They've made the 2nd round of the tourney 4 years in a row, something that only Texas can also claim.

- Kansas has won 83% of Big 12 games, one of the best rates of any BCS team.

 

Postseason Points

NIT = 1

NCAA 1st Round = 2

NCAA 2nd Round = 4

Sweet = 6

Elite 8 = 8

Final Four = 10

Final = 11

Champs = 12

 

Other 5-Year Rankings

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Pac-10

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