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

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Bowls & Buckets: Post-Seasons In Both Sports

And no, anything done in the NIT doesn’t get you on the list for the exclusive club.

These schools hold the distinction of getting both a bowl bid and an invite into the NCAA Tournament. Yes, a good run in the hoops tourney makes a big difference, but football is bigger overall to the bottom line. Come up with a great year in football and a good year and hoops, and it’s all good.

29. UCLA Bruins

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 6-7 overall, 4-5 in conference, 4th in Pac-12 South

Basketball: 21-12 overall, 11-7 in conference, T3rd in Pac-12

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? UCLA basketball started out with an – shall we say – interesting trip to China, and finished with an unceremonious bounce out of the First Four to St. Bonaventure. Josh Rosen was interesting for the football team in a bowl season. On the down side, it was a losing campaign. However, it led to getting Chip Kelly.

28. Georgia State Panthers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-5 overall, 5-3 in conference, 4th in Sun Belt

Basketball: 24-11 overall, 12-6 in conference, 2nd in Sun Belt

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Who cares that the Panthers lost to Cincinnati in the first round of the NCAAs – they got there. The football team got to a bowl in an improbably great first season with a new coach and in a new house.

27. New Mexico State Aggies

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-6 overall, 4-4 in conference, T5th in Sun Belt

Basketball: 28-6 overall, 12-2 in conference, 1st in WAC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Yeah, the Aggies lost to Clemson in the first round of the NCAAs, but they won the WAC and got there. More importantly, the football team got to a bowl game – and won it for the first time since 1960.

26. Texas Longhorns

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-6 overall, 5-4 in conference, T4th in Big 12
Basketball: 19-15 overall, 8-10 in conference, 8th in Big 12

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The first year under Tom Herman on the football field was fine, but nothing special. At least the Longhorns got to a bowl game – and won it. Shaka Smart got his mediocre 19-15 basketball team to the NCAA Tournament, and got kicked out in the first round by Nevada.

25. Missouri Tigers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-6 overall, 4-4 in conference, T3rd in SEC East

Basketball: 20-13 overall, 10-8 in conference, 4th in SEC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Disappointing, the Tigers were loaded with young talent, but an early injury to Michael Porter, and an early exit from the NCAAs, ended it all with a thud. The Tigers got to 7-6 in football, but for all the fireworks, there weren’t any wins over good teams.

24. Marshall Thundering Herd

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 8-5 overall, 4-4 in conference, T3rd in C-USA East

Basketball: 25-11 overall, 12-6 in conference, 4th in C-USA

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The Thundering Herd football team. overcame a bad 2016 season with a nice, bowl-winning 2017 winning campaign. With a shocking win over Wichita State in the NCAA first round, it was a fantastic basketball season – even if it all culminated with a loss to West Virginia.

23. Texas A&M Aggies

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-6 overall, 4-4 in conference, T4th in SEC West

Basketball: 22-13 overall, 9-9 in conference, T7th in SEC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The Aggie football season started with a disaster at UCLA, and ended with Jimbo Fisher and his mega-contract. At least the basketball team was good enough to knock off North Carolina and get to the Sweet 16.

22. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 6-7 overall, 6-7 in conference, 8th in Big 12

Basketball: 27-10 overall, 11-7 in conference, T2nd in Big 12

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? A fantastic basketball season was met with a resounding thud, running into Villanova in the Elite Eight – no shame there for a 27-10 team. Kliff Kingsbury’s football team beat Texas and got to a bowl game – that’s a step forward.

21. Houston Cougars

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-5 overall, 5-3 in conference, 2nd in West

Basketball: 27-8 overall, 14-4 in conference, T2nd in AAC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The only American Athletic team to both make a bowl game and the NCAA Tournament, there are at least accomplishments, even if the close losses at the end of each big team’s season stunk.

20. Virginia Cavaliers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 6-7 overall, 3-5 in conference, T4th in ACC Coastal

Basketball: 31-3 overall, 17-1 in conference, 1st in ACC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Yeah, the Cavaliers managed to win the ACC regular season and tournament titles, but they also suffered the most embarrassing loss in NCAA Tournament history as the first No. 1 seed to ever lose to a 16 – that’s all the season will be remembered for. That was awful, and the blowout bowl loss to Navy wasn’t a whole lot better.

19. Arizona Wildcats

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-6 overall, 5-4th in conference, 3rd in Pac-12 South

Basketball: 27-8 overall, 14-4 in conference, 1st in Pac-12

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Yeah, Arizona won the Pac-12 basketball championship in hoops, but no one will care or remember after losing to Buffalo in the first round of the NCAAs – and with all of the other drama. The football team had a fun time with QB Khalil Tate, but no one will care or remember after the way the Rich Rodriguez era ended.

18. Kentucky Wildcats

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-6 overall, 4-4 in conference, T3rd in SEC East

Basketball: 26-11 overall, 10-8 in conference, T4th in SEC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The end to the NCAA Tournament run hurt. It was an SEC championship season, but losing to a mediocre Kansas State team in the Sweet 16 wasn’t okay. The football team got to another bowl game, but lost to Northwestern. However, winning seasons in football are always fine.

17. Virginia Tech Hokies

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 9-4 overall, 7-1 in conference, 2nd in ACC Coastal

Basketball: 21-12 overall, 10-8 in conference, 7th in ACC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The Hokies might have found their way into the NCAA Tournament, and got bounced out in the first round by Alabama. At least they got there. The football team can’t complain too much, coming up with nine wins. However, Virginia Tech is used to playing for the ACC Championship.

16. Florida State Seminoles

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-6 overall, 3-5 in conference, 6th in ACC Atlantic

Basketball: 23-12 overall, 9-9 in conference, T8th in ACC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? FSU was supposed to at least be in the mix for the College Football Playoff. Instead, it needed to tweak some things just to get bowl eligible – and then it lost its head coach to Texas A&M. The 23-win hoops team made a fantastic run in the NCAA Tournament, but it’ll be remembered for not fouling in the final seconds in the loss to Michigan.

15 Duke Blue Devils

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-6 overall, 3-5 in conference, T4th in ACC Coastal
Basketball: 29-8 overall, 13-15 in conference, 2nd in ACC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Duke didn’t get to the Final Four – the basketball season didn’t work. It didn’t win the ACC regular season or conference titles, either. But with the football team winning a bowl game, at least both major sports made the post-season – North Carolina can’t say that.

14. NC State Wolfpack

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 9-4 overall, 6-2 in conference, 2nd in ACC Atlantic

Basketball: 21-12 overall, 11-7 in conference, T3rd in ACC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Nine wins are nothing to sneeze at, but it was still a slightly disappointing football campaign – that team should’ve done a whole lot more. The Pack might have been bounced out of the NCAA’s early, but at least they got in.

13. Kansas State Wildcats

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 8-5 overall, 5-4 in conference, T4th in Big 12

Basketball: 25-12 overall, 10-8 in conference, 4th in Big 12

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Bruce Weber took the basketball team on a wonderful run into the Elite Eight, only to run into the Loyola buzzsaw. Finishing fourth in this year’s Big 12 was terrific. Bill Snyder’s football team keeps on rolling, finishing strong with a few great wins before taking down UCLA in the Cactus Bowl.

12. San Diego State Aztecs

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 10-3 overall, 6-2 in conference, 2nd in MW West

Basketball: 22-11 overall, 11-7 in conference, T4th in MW

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The Aztecs managed to get into the NCAA Tournament with a Mountain West tournament title, but lost right out of the gate. At least they got there. Put that along with a ten-win football team, and it was a solid year for SDSU athletics.

11. Purdue Boilermakers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-6 overall, 4-5 in conference, T3rd in Big Ten West

Basketball: 30-7 overall, 15-3 in conference, T2nd in Big Ten

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The Isaac Haas injury derailed the national championship hopes, but the Boilermakers came up with a strong hoops season, finishing second in the conference in both the regular season and tournament. The football campaign was special, too, considering how miserable the program has been. Beating Indiana, going to a bowl game, and finishing with a winning season – Jeff Brohm did wonders.

10. TCU Horned Frogs

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 11-3 overall, 7-2 in conference, 2nd in Big 12

Basketball: 21-12 overall, 9-9 in conference, 5th in Big 12

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? TCU got to the new-look Big 12 Championship, and was on the verge of being deep in the College Football Playoff talk if it wasn’t for that Oklahoma team. The basketball team went 21-12, but got instantly knocked out of the NCAAs by Syracuse.

9. West Virginia Mountaineers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 7-6 overall, 5-4 in conference, T4th in Big 12

Basketball: 26-11 overall, 11-7 in conference, T2nd in Big 12

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Fantastic, the basketball team lost the Big 12 Championship to a great Kansas team and lost to Villanova in the tournament – that’s more than okay. The football team might have fallen off the map after Will Grier got hurt, but it was still a decent year.

8. Miami Hurricanes

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 10-3 overall, 7-1 in conference, 1st in ACC Coastal

Basketball: 22-10 overall, 11-7 in conference, T3rd in ACC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The Turnover Chain. Start from there, and the first trip for the football team to the ACC Championship, and it was a great year. Losing at home to Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl wasn’t okay, but getting bounced out of the NCAA Tournament on a last-second shot by Loyola-Chicago was simply a bad break.

7. Oklahoma Sooners

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 12-2 overall, 8-1 in conference, 1st in Big 12

Basketball: 18-14 overall, 8-10 in conference, T6th in Big 12

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Getting bounced out of the NCAA Tournament right away stunk, but Trae Young was a blast – while he was around. The football team did it all again, only better, with yet another Big 12 championship, a Heisman, and within an overtime of playing for the national title.

6. Michigan State Spartans

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 10-3 overall, 7-2 in conference, T2nd in Big Ten East

Basketball: 30-5 overall, 16-2 in conference, 1st in Big Ten

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? A rough year off the field and court for the entire athletic department, the school at least had some great moments by the two big teams. The Spartans were a clunker in the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments, but they won the regular season hoops championship. Mark Dantonio turned the football program around after a dud of a 2016, coming up with a terrific ten-win season.

5. Auburn Tigers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 10-4 overall, 7-1 in conference, T1st in SEC West

Basketball: 26-8 overall, 13-5 in conference, T1st in SEC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? It all might have ended badly, but for some, beating Alabama and getting to the SEC Championship was all that mattered. Combine the success in football with an SEC regular season title in basketball, and that second round blowout loss to Clemson in the NCAAs isn’t so awful.

4. Michigan Wolverines

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

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

Basketball: 33-8 overall, 13-5 in conference, T4th in Big Ten

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? It would’ve been nice if the football team didn’t collapse to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl. Or lose again to Ohio State. Or to Wisconsin. Or to Michigan State and Penn State. The basketball team winning the Big Ten tournament and getting to the national championship makes up for the football issues.

3. Ohio State Buckeyes

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 12-2 overall, 8-1 in conference, 1st in Big Ten East

Basketball: 25-9 overall, 15-3 in conference, T2nd in Big Ten

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The Buckeyes deserved to be in the College Football Playoff, but a Big Ten championship and a dominant Cotton Bowl win over USC will have to do. Getting into the second round of the NCAA’s was okay, but disappointing for a hoops team that tied for second in the Big Ten.

2. Clemson Tigers

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 12-2 overall, 7-1 in conference, 1st in ACC Atlantic

Basketball: 25-10 overall, 11-7 in conference, T3rd in ACC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? Clunking against Alabama in the College Football Playoff might have stunk, but it was the No. 1 overall seed after winning yet another ACC title. With a 25-win season and a trip to the NCAA Tournament, it was a great year on the hardwood – even with the tough loss to Kansas.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Football Spring Analysis & Ranking

Football: 13-1 overall, 7-1 in conference, T1st in SEC West

Basketball: 20-16 overall, 8-10 in conference, T9th in SEC

How Was The Football/Basketball Season? The Crimson Tide hoops team made a nice run in the SEC tournament, and they even won a game in the NCAAs – no shame in getting knocked out by Villanova. Oh, and by the way, that football team won another national title.

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