Hoops & Helmets: Ranking The Combination Of Football And Basketball Schools 1-130

Hoops & Helmets: Ranking The Combination Of Football And Basketball Schools 1-130

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Hoops & Helmets: Ranking The Combination Of Football And Basketball Schools 1-130


Which schools had the best and worst years in the two major sports? Ranked from 1 to 130, all college football and basketball combinations.


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Ranking the 130 schools in basketball & football for the 2017-2018 season

Other sports might be a big deal to certain schools. They might be great revenue generators that bring in plenty of attention, but when it comes to what athletic departments need, it’s really all about college football and men’s basketball.

130 schools played both FBS college football and D-I college basketball. Going from the ones that couldn’t come up with a winning season in either sport, to the ones that didn’t make the big post-seasons, to the ones that were great in one and bad at another, to the ones that rocked in both, here we go, starting with …

Losers In Both Sports

These schools suffered the indignity of failing to come up with a win in either of the two major sports.

130. UTEP Miners

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 0-12 overall, 0-8 in conference, 7th in C-USA West

Basketball: 11-20 overall, 6-12 in conference, T11th in C-USA

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? At least the basketball team won a game. 11 of them. The football side was the nation’s lone winless team, and the hoops team didn’t make anything better.

129. Charlotte 49ers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 1-11 overall, 1-7 in conference, 7th in C-USA East

Basketball: 6-23 overall, 2-16 in conference, 14th in C-USA

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The 49er basketball team was worse than the 49er football team. That was hard to do. The two big sport teams combined for a total of seven wins, finishing last in basketball by two games, and last in Conference USA East.

128. San Jose State Spartans

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 2-11 overall, 1-7 in conference, 5th in MW West

Basketball: 1-17 overall, 4-26 in conference, 11th in MW

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? It was a new era under a new football coaching staff, and it showed in a two-win season. The four-win basketball campaign might have been even worse.

127. Rice Owls

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 1-11 overall, 1-7 in conference, 6th in C-USA West

Basketball: 7-24 overall, 4-14 in conference, 13th in C-USA

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Eight wins. That’s all the Rice football and basketball teams were able to put together, finishing second-to-last in the conference in football – with the lone win coming against winless UTEP – and with a 7-24 hoops run.

126. East Carolina Pirates

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 3-9 overall, 2-5 in conference, 4th in AAC East

Basketball: 10-20 overall, 4-14 in conference, 11th in AAC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Awful. The Pirates were second-to-last in the AAC in basketball with just four conference wins. The football team wasn’t much better, even if it was a lot of fun with all the shootout losses.

125. Illinois Fighting Illini

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 2-10 overall, 0-9 in conference, 7th in Big Ten West

Basketball: 14-18 overall, 4-14 in conference, T11th in Big Ten

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Ugh, ugh, yuckity, yuck, yuck, ugh. The Fighting Illini came up with a dud of a basketball season, finishing 14-18 as a non-factor. The football team mattered even less as the Big Ten’s worst team, but Lovie Smith’s team underwent a youth movement.

124. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 4-8 overall, 3-6 in conference, 5th in Big Ten East

Basketball: 15-19 overall, 3-15 in conference, 14th in Big Ten

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Bad, worse, and worse yet, boring. The Scarlet Knights finished dead last in the Big Ten in basketball, but at least they finished next-to-last in the East in football. This move to the Big Ten thing is working out greeeeeeat.

123. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 3-9 overall, 2-6 in conference, T10th in Sun Belt

Basketball: 14-18 overall, 8-10 in conference, 8th in Sun Belt

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Give the football program a mulligan after losing head coach Joe Moglia for the season with health issues – he’s back now. 14-18 in basketball didn’t make things any better.

122. UMass Minutemen

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 4-8 overall

Basketball: 13-20 overall, 5-13 in conference, 13th in Atlantic 10

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? After a maddening football season with close loss after close loss, the basketball team failed to help, coming up with just 13 wins in an ugly year in the A-10.

121. UConn Huskies

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 3-9 overall, 2-6 in conference, T5th in East

Basketball: 14-18 overall, 7-11 in conference, 8th in AAC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Football – bad. It was a fight to get to three wins under Randy Edsall, showing of far the program has to go. Basketball – bad. National title-winning head coach Kevin Ollie was booted after a losing run.

120. South Alabama Jaguars

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 4-8 overall, 3-5 in conference, T8th in Sun Belt

Basketball: 14-18 overall, 7-11 in conference, T9th in Sun Belt

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The football team couldn’t do anything consistently right, lost head coach Joey Jones, and now is starting over. The basketball team wasn’t much better, losing its last six games.

119. Texas State Bobcats

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 2-10 overall, 1-7 in conference, 12th in Sun Belt

Basketball: 15-18 overall, 7-11 in conference, T9th in Sun Belt

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The Bobcats couldn’t seem to do anything right in football, and didn’t do much better in basketball – even though it was solid on the road – finishing with a losing season.

118. Oregon State Beavers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 1-11 overall, 0-9 in conference, 6th in Pac-12 North

Basketball: 16-16 overall, 7-11 in conference, 10th in Pac-12

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Yuck and yuckier. The basketball team finished near the bottom of the conference, but ended up at .500 overall. At least it came up with wins, unlike the football team that came up with just one win.

117. Pitt Panthers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 5-7 overall, 3-5 in conference, 4th in ACC Coastal

Basketball: 8-24 overall, 0-18 in conference, 15th in ACC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The Panthers were able to hand Miami its first loss of the year in the regular season football finale, but that only showed how close they were to doing something better than go 5-7. 0-18 in the ACC basketball season, eight wins overall … ugh.

116. Cal Golden Bears

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 5-7 overall, 2-7 in conference, 5th in Pac-12 North

Basketball: 8-24 overall, 2-16 in conference, 12th in Pac-12

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? There’s hope for the football side under new head coach Justin Wilcox – but it was still a losing season. The basketball tea was just plain miserable, finishing dead last in the Pac-12.

115. Air Force Falcons

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 5-7 overall, 4-4 in conference, T4th in MW Mountain

Basketball: 12-19 overall, 6-12 in conference, 9th in MW

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Ugly all-around, the basketball team won just 12 games, ending up with a lousy conference season finishing back in the pack. The football side that’s supposed to always be in the bowl hunt, sputtered and coughed in a losing run.

114. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 5-6 overall, 4-4 in conference, 3rd in ACC Coastal

Basketball: 13-19 overall, 6-12 in conference, 13th in ACC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? A losing season in football, a losing season in basketball – it wasn’t a whole lot of fun for Yellow Jacket fans. Finishing 13th in the ACC in hoops was awful, but at least the football side was interesting.

113. ULM Warhawks

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 4-8 overall, 4-4 in conference, T5th in Sun Belt

Basketball: 16-16 overall, 9-9 in conference, T5th in Sun Belt

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The Warhawks sure were fun in football, but they still only won four games – all O, no D. Totally average in hoops, they were .500 in both the Sun Belt and overall.

112. Bowling Green Falcons

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 2-10 overall, 2-6 in conference, 5th in MAC East

Basketball: 16-16 overall, 7-11 in conference, T4th in MAC East

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? 16-16 in basketball was worse than mediocre, considering they closed out the year losing six straight. The football team could only come up with two wins, but started to get the passing game going late.

111. Tulane Green Wave

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 5-7 overall, 3-5 in conference, 5th in West

Basketball: 14-17 overall, 5-13 in conference, 10th in AAC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? UConn was the only other team to finish in the AAC with losing records in both sports. At least there’s hope for Willie Fritz’s football program as it builds up – the basketball team finished with the third-worst conference record.

110. Miami University RedHawks

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 5-7 overall, 4-4 in conference, T3rd in MAC East

Basketball: 16-18 overall, 8-10 in conference, T4th in MAC East

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Losing season, losing season. The RedHawks couldn’t follow up what seemed to be a breakthrough 2016 football season, and the hoops side finished with just 16 wins.

109. Vanderbilt Commodores

– Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 5-7 overall, 1-7 in conference, 6th in SEC East

Basketball: 12-20 overall, 6-12 in conference, 13th in SEC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Second-to-last in the SEC in basketball. Second-to-last in the SEC East in football. 17 combined wins in the two major sports. It was a rough, rough year.

108. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 5-7 overall, 2-7 in conference, 6th in Big Ten West

Basketball: 15-17 overall, 4-14 in conference, T11th in Big Ten

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? It’s going to take a little bit for PJ Fleck to get this all rowing in the right direction, but it was a losing season. The basketball program is supposed to be much, much better than 15-17.

107. Kent State Golden Flashes

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 2-10 overall, 1-7 in conference, 6th in MAC East

Basketball: 17-17 overall, 9-9 in conference, 2nd in MAC East

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Right down the middle mediocre in hoops, the Golden Flashes were .500 in both the MAC season and overall. It was better than another miserable football season with just two wins.

106. Ole Miss Rebels

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 6-6 overall, 3-5 in conference, 6th in SEC West

Basketball: 12-20 overall, 5-13 in conference, 14th in SEC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Dead last in basketball with a five-win SEC season and problems with the NCAA in football were offset by the win over Mississippi State. The football team played well despite the tough circumstances.

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