Fired Bill Carmody: T-290

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

T-290

thanks to a reader for pointing this out. espn.com has ranked every college basketball program, and we are pretty damn close to being dead-last on the list...

T-290. Morgan State, MEAC
T-290. Northwestern, Big Ten
292. Prairie View A&M, SWAC
293. Duquesne, Atlantic 10
T-294. Columbia, Ivy
T-294. Virginia Military Institute, Big South
296. Chicago State, Independent
297. New Hampshire, America East
T-298. Army, Patriot
T-298. Bethune-Cookman, MEAC
T-298. Maryland-Eastern Shore, MEAC


here is the criteria used to "scientifically" determine the rankings. i don't have a problem with their method, but it will be interesting to see how the top 10 turns out. surprisingly, Murray State is #30.

• National title … 25
• Title game loss … 20
• National semifinal loss … 15
• Elite Eight loss … 10
• Best W-L record in conference's regular season … 5
• 30+ wins in a season … 5
• Sweet 16 loss … 5
• Conference tournament title … 3
• AP first team All-American … 3
• Losing in NCAA second round … 3
• Player in top 10 of NBA draft … 2
• NCAA first-round win as a 12-16 seed … 2
• NIT title … 2
• AP second team All-American … 2
• 20-29 wins in a season … 1
• NCAA tournament berth … 1
• Postseason NIT berth … 1
• AP third team All-American … 1
• NCAA first-round loss to a 12-16 seed … -2
• Losing season … -3
• Ban from NCAA tournament … -3


here are a few different ways to look at it...
• teams ranked 161 and below finished with a negative total score
• last in the Big Ten - next best was Penn State at 185 and then Minnesota at 68
• seven of the eight Ivy schools scored better than us
• last in the Big Six conferences - next best was Baylor at 266 then Oregon State at 241


i have neither the time nor the inclination to determine exactly what NU's score is, but just after a quick glance, i figure we get 2 points for Eschmeyer's second team All-America, 2 points for NIT berths in '99 and '94, and that might be it. all the rest would be negative points, and those minus-3's for losing seasons will add up quickly.

1 Comments:

Blogger Marc said...

I would not leave out the fact that there are many young programs out there that did not qualify for this ranking. Many of them have already been to the big dance, and the rest by definition could not have more losing seasons than NU. Therefore they all would be ahead of us.

7/24/08, 9:28 AM  

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