Conference Rankings Of The 2018-2019 Football & Basketball Seasons

Conference Rankings Of The 2018-2019 Football & Basketball Seasons

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Conference Rankings Of The 2018-2019 Football & Basketball Seasons

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How good were the schools in the two major sports? Here are the rankings by conference in college football and basketball. 


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Which schools had the most fun in both college football and college basketball, and which ones enjoyed a whole lot of nothing?

Ranking the 130 schools that played both FBS football and D-I basketball, how did they do in their respective conferences?

Here’s how these rankings are done. Getting to a bowl and making the NCAA Tournament is the goal – the school is great in both sports. Those schools get ranked higher. The schools that had winning seasons in both sports get ranked well, too. Then it’s more about football than basketball – football is bigger to the bottom line – but winning conference titles, bowl games, going on a deep run in the NCAAs all gets factored in.

For the detailed breakdown by team, go to the Hoops & Helmets Ranking from 1-130. The number in the parentheses here is the overall ranking.

ACC

1. Virginia Cavaliers (1)
The dominant bowl win over South Carolina was great, the eight-win season was strong, but … winning the national title in hoops is what it’s all about in the ACC – unless you’re as good as Clemson is at football.

2. Clemson Tigers (6)
3. Duke Blue Devils (12)
4. Syracuse Orange (21)
5. Virginia Tech Hokies (22)
6. NC State Wolfpack (37)
7. Florida State Seminoles (53)
8. North Carolina Tar Heels (64)
9. Pitt Panthers (65)
10. Louisville Cardinals (75)
11. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (77)
12. Miami Hurricanes (83)
13. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (85)
14. Boston College Eagles (86)

AAC

1. UCF Knights (10)
The Knights proved that that 2018 football season was no fluke by almost doing it again in another brilliant season. The basketball side came up with one of the most memorable games in the NCAA Tournament in the heartbreaking loss to Duke.

2. Cincinnati Bearcats (17)
3. Houston Cougars (26)
4. Temple Owls (30)
5. Memphis Tigers (42)
6. USF Bulls (47)
7. Tulane Green Wave (90)
8. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (107)
9. SMU Mustangs (115)
10. UConn Huskies (123)
11. Navy Midshipmen (125)
12. East Carolina Pirates (127)

Big Ten

1. Ohio State Buckeyes (3)
Beat Michigan in football … check. Rip out Michigan’s soul … check. Win the Big Ten title … check. Go to the Rose Bowl and win it … double check. The hoops team made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. That was good enough for this team.

2. Michigan Wolverines (5)
3. Michigan State Spartans (8)
4. Iowa Hawkeyes (18)
5. Purdue Boilermakers (23)
6. Minnesota Golden Gophers (24)
7. Wisconsin Badgers (25)
8. Maryland Terrapins (55)
9. Northwestern Wildcats (62)
10. Penn State Nittany Lions (69)
11. Indiana Hoosiers (95)
12. Nebraska Cornhuskers (96)
13. Illinois Fighting Illini (119)
14. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (124)

Big 12

1. Oklahoma Sooners (2)
The football team did what the football team does. It brought home a second straight Heisman, won the Big 12 title, got to the College Football Playoff, and did it all in thrilling fashion. The basketball team might have been mediocre in conference play, but it was good enough to make OU the only athletic program to go to the NCAA Tournament and the College Football Playoff.

2. Iowa State Cyclones (19)
3. Baylor Bears (28)
4. Texas Tech Red Raiders (32)
5. Texas Longhorns (33)
6. TCU Horned Frogs (41)
7. Kansas State Wildcats (59)
8. Kansas Jayhawks (72)
9. Oklahoma State Cowboys (74)
10. West Virginia Mountaineers (84)

Conference USA

1. UAB Blazers (36)
And to think, there wasn’t a football program a few years ago. The Blazers won the Conference USA football title and a bowl game. The basketball team was just okay, it won 20 games.

2. Marshall Thundering Herd (38)
3. FIU Golden Panthers (40)
4. North Texas Mean Green (45)
5. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (48)
6. Southern Miss Golden Eagles (51)
7. Old Dominion Monarchs (74)
8. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (79)
9. Florida Atlantic Owls (97)
10. WKU Hilltoppers (100)
11. UTSA Roadrunners (109)
12. Charlotte 49ers (122)
13. Rice Owls (128)
14. UTEP Miners (129)

Independents

1. BYU Cougars (50)
So Notre Dame getting to the College Football Playoff sort of trumps everything else among the Independents, but the BYU hoops team had a 19-win season to go along with a winning season in football. Playing Western Michigan isn’t like having to deal with Clemson, but … the Cougars – unlike the Irish, who also went 14-19 in hoops – won their bowl game.

2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (54)
3. Army Black Knights (66)
4. New Mexico State Aggies (80)
5. Liberty Flames (82)
6. UMass Minutemen (126)

MAC

1. Buffalo Bulls (16)

It was an amazing year for the program – even if it could’ve been a whole lot better. The football team was outstanding right up until it choked away the MAC Championship and lost its bowl game. The basketball team was dominant on the way to a conference title and a trip to the NCAAs.

2. Toledo Rockets (46)
3. Northern Illinois Huskies (56)
4. Ohio Bobcats (73)
5. Eastern Michigan Eagles (87)
6. Western Michigan Broncos (89)
7. Bowling Green Falcons (99)
8. Central Michigan Chippewas (101)
9. Akron Zips (103)
10. Kent State Golden Flashes (108)
11. Miami University RedHawks (112)
12. Ball State Cardinals (118)

Mountain West

1. Utah State Aggies (15)
It would’ve been terrific if the basketball team didn’t get blown out of the NCAAs in the first round, but it was still a fantastic Mountain West championship season. Going 11-2 in football with a bowl win was terrific, too.

2. Nevada Wolf Pack (20)
3. Fresno State Bulldogs (34)
4. San Diego State Aztecs (44)
5. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (49)
6. Boise State Broncos (68)
7. UNLV Rebels (102)
8. Wyoming Cowboys (114)
9. Air Force Falcons (117)
10. New Mexico Lobos (120)
11. Colorado State Rams (121
12. San Jose State Spartans (130)

Pac-12

1. Washington Huskies (4)
The Dawgs won the Pac-12 title in football and got to the Rose Bowl, and the basketball team won the conference regular season title and got to the tournament championship. It would’ve been nice to have won that Rose Bowl, or to get past the second round in the NCAAs, but throw in the heart-crushing win over Washington State in football, and it was a strong all-around year.

2. Oregon Ducks (14)
3. Arizona State Sun Devils (29)
4. Utah Utes (35)
5. Washington State Cougars (61)
6. Stanford Cardinal (70)
7. Cal Golden Bears (88)
8. Colorado Buffaloes (92)
9. Oregon State Beavers (104)
10. UCLA Bruins (106)
11. USC Trojans (110)
12. Arizona Wildcats (111)

SEC

1. Auburn Tigers (7)
Of course, losing to Alabama in football and struggling is a problem, but the Tigers got to a bowl game and destroyed Purdue. For this school, though, winning the SEC basketball tournament and going to the Final Four – and should’ve been playing in the national championship – was beyond special.

2. LSU Tigers (9)
3. Kentucky Wildcats (11)
4. Florida Gators (13)
5. Mississippi State Bulldogs (27)
6. Alabama Crimson Tide (31)
7. Tennessee Volunteers (52)
8. South Carolina Gamecocks (57)
9. Georgia Bulldogs (58)
10. Missouri Tigers (60)
11. Texas A&M Aggies (63)
12. Vanderbilt Commodores (91)
13. Ole Miss Rebels (93)
14. Arkansas Razorbacks (105)

Sun Belt

1. Georgia Southern Eagles (39)
The Eagles managed to get past the miserable 2018 season to win ten wins and a bowl game in football to go along with 21 wins in hoops.

2. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (43)
3. Appalachian State Mountaineers (67)
4. Troy Trojans (71)
5. Arkansas State Red Wolves (78)
6. Georgia State Panthers (81)
7. ULM Warhawks (91)
8. Texas State Bobcats (98)
9. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (113)
10. South Alabama Jaguars (116)

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