Broncos 11th In Combined Football-Basketball

Some schools boast great football programs. Others have fantastic basketball teams. It's difficult to generate two top-quality programs at the same time but the Broncos are tied for 11th place in the nation for the best combined football-basketball record.

Boise State is tied for 11th in the nation for the best combined Division I football and basketball record.  The Broncos are in a six-way tie for 11th with Arizona State, Clemson, Indiana, Michigan State and USC, all with 24-8 combined records.  Boise State finished 10-3 in football and is currently 14-5 in basketball.

 

Since the basketball season contains over twice as many games, emphasis is on a good basketball team, but to be near the top, a school must be good at both sports.

 

Case in point:  Duke, which is 16-1 in basketball, has a bad football team at 1-11, making it hard for the Blue Devils to look good in combined football-basketball records.  LSU, which won the hypothetical national championship in football, is just 7-12 in basketball, making the Tigers tied for 61st in the country.  Illinois, which had a Rose Bowl football team, is mediocre in basketball and ranks 74th.

 

Other WAC schools in the ranks are Hawai'i (45th—20-12), Fresno State (tied with LSU for 61st—19-14)9-14), Nevada (66th—18-14), Utah State (83rd—18-16), San Jose State (95th—14-17, New Mexico State at #104 (15-20), Louisiana Tech (#115—8-22) and Idaho at #120 (6-26).

 

Oh how the mighty have fallen.  Traditional power Alabama is all the way down at #61.  Notre Dame ranks #65, Nebraska is 70th, Iowa is 85th, while Michigan is 97th—tough times in Ann Arbor.

 

43 of the 120 Division I programs have winning records in both football and basketball.  They are:  Air Force, Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Boise State, Boston College, BYU, California, Clemson, Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Indiana, Kansas, Memphis, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue,  TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A & M, Texas Tech, Tulsa, USC, Utah, UCF, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin. 

 

Meanwhile, 18 schools unfortunately have losing records in both sports including one (Colorado) of a "BCS" conference.  They are:  Arkansas State, Army, Buffalo, Colorado, Colorado State, Eastern Michigan, Florida International, Idaho, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, Miami of Ohio, Middle Tennessee State, Northern Illinois, Rice, San Jose State, SMU, Toledo, Wyoming

 

Here are the current combined football-basketball rankings (as of January 27):

 

1.    Kansas (12-1, 20-0 = 32-1)

2.    Tennessee (10-4, 17-2 = 27-6)

3.    Memphis (7-6, 19-0 = 26-6)

3.    Texas (10-3, 16-3 = 26-6)

5.    BYU (11-2, 15-5 = 26-7)

5.    Florida (9-4, 17-3 = 26-7)

5.    West Virginia (11-2, 15-5 = 26-7)

8.    Wisconsin (9-4, 16-3 = 25-7)

9.    Ohio State (11-2, 14-6 = 25-8)

9.    Oklahoma (11-3, 14-5 = 25-8)

11.   Arizona State (10-3, 14-5 = 24-8)

11.   Boise State (10-3, 14-5 = 24-8)

11.   Clemson (9-4, 15-4 = 24-8)

11.   Indiana (7-6, 17-2 = 24-8)

11.   Michigan State (7-6, 17-2 = 24-8)

11.   USC (11-2, 13-6 = 24-8)

17.   Houston (8-5, 15-3 = 23-8)

18.   New Mexico (9-4, 16-5 = 25-9)

19.   Georgia (11-2, 11-6 = 22-8)

20.   UCLA (6-7, 18-2 = 24-9)

21.   Boston College (11-3, 12-6 = 23-9)

21.   Connecticut (9-4, 14-5 = 23-9)

21.   North Carolina (4-8, 19-1 = 23-9)

24.   Vanderbilt (5-7, 17-2 = 22-9)

24.   Washington State (5-7, 17-2 = 22-9)

26.   Missouri (12-2, 12-8 = 24-10)

27.   Purdue (8-5, 15-5 = 23-10)

27.   Texas A & M (7-6, 16-4 = 23-10)

29.   Arkansas (8-5, 14-5 = 22-10)

29.   Mississippi State (8-5, 14-5 = 22-10)

29.   Western Kentucky (7-5, 15-5 = 22-10)

32.   Auburn (9-4, 12-6 = 21-10)

32.   Wake Forest (9-4, 12-6 = 21-10)

34.   Virginia Tech (11-3, 12-8 = 23-11)

35.   Virginia (9-4, 11-6 = 20-10)

36.   Louisville (6-6, 15-5 = 21-11)

36.   Pittsburgh (5-7, 16-4 = 21-11)

38.   Air Force (9-4, 11-7 = 20-11)

38.   Stanford (4-8, 16-3 = 20-11)

40.   Utah (9-4, 11-7 = 20-11)

41.   Oregon (9-4, 12-8 = 21-12)

41.   UCF (10-4, 11-8 = 21-12)

43.   Kansas State (5-7, 14-4 = 19-11)

43.   Miami of Florida (5-7, 14-4 = 19-11)

45.   Hawai'i (12-1, 8-11 = 20-12)

45.   Texas Tech (9-4, 11-8 = 20-12)

47.   Baylor (3-9, 16-3 = 19-12)

47.   Ohio (6-6, 13-6 = 19-12)

47.   TCU (8-5, 11-7 = 19-12)

47.   Tulsa (10-4, 9-8 = 19-12)

51.   Mississippi (3-9, 15-3 = 18-12)

52.   Arizona (5-7, 14-6 = 19-13)

52.   Cincinnati (10-3, 9-10 = 19-13)

52.   Penn State (9-4, 10-9 = 19-13)

55.   Florida State (7-6, 13-8 = 20-14)

56.   Duke (1-11, 16-1 = 17-12)

57.   Akron (4-8, 14-5 = 18-13)

57.   California (7-6, 11-7 = 18-13)

57.   Kent State (3-9, 15-4 = 18-13)

57.   North Carolina State (5-7, 13-6 = 18-13)

61.   Alabama (7-6, 12-8 = 19-14)

61.   Fresno State (9-4, 10-10 = 19-14)

61.   LSU (12-2, 7-12 = 19-14)

61.   South Florida (9-4, 10-10 = 19-14)

65.   Notre Dame (3-9, 14-4 = 17-13)

66.   Maryland (6-7, 12-7 = 18-14)

66.   Nevada (6-7, 12-7 = 18-14)

66.   San Diego State (4-8, 14-6 = 18-14)

66.   Tulane (4-8, 14-6 = 18-14)

70.   Nebraska (5-7, 11-6 = 16-13)

71.   Kentucky (8-5, 9-9 = 17-14)

71.   Troy (8-4, 9-10 = 17-14)

71.   UNLV (2-10, 15-4 = 17-14)

74.   Illinois (9-4, 9-11 = 18-15)

75.   Oklahoma State (7-6, 10-9 = 17-15)

75.   Southern Mississippi (7-6, 10-9 = 17-15)

77.   Rutgers (8-5, 10-11 = 18-16)

78.   Bowling Green (8-5, 8-9 = 16-14)

78.   UTEP (4-8, 12-6 =  16-14)

80.   Navy (8-5, 9-10 = 17-15)

81.   Georgia Tech (7-6, 9-9 = 16-15)

82.   Western Michigan (5-7, 10-8 = 15-15)

83.   Central Michigan (8-6, 8-10 =  16-16)

83.   Utah State (2-10, 14-6 = 16-16)

85.   Iowa (6-6, 10-11 = 16-17)

85.   Washington (4-9, 12-8 = 16-17)

87.   East Carolina (8-5, 7-11 = 15-16)

87.   South Carolina (6-6, 9-10 = 15-16)

87.   UAB (2-10, 13-6 = 15-16)

90.   Colorado (6-7, 9-10 = 15-17)

90.   Iowa State (3-9, 12-8 = 15-17)

90.   Syracuse (2-10, 13-7 = 15-17)

93.   North Texas (2-10, 12-6 = 14-16)

94.   Oregon State (9-4, 6-14 = 15-18)

95.   Miami of Ohio (6-7, 8-10 = 14-17)

95.   San Jose State (5-7, 9-10 = 14-17)

97.   Louisiana-Monroe (6-6, 8-12 = 14-18)

97.   Michigan (9-4, 5-14 = 14-18)

99.   Arkansas State (5-7, 8-10 = 13-17)

99.   Marshall (3-9, 10-8 = 13-17)

99.   Minnesota (1-11, 12-6 = 13-17)

99.   Temple (4-8, 9-9 = 13-17)

103.  Northwestern (6-6, 6-10 = 12-16)

104.  New Mexico State (4-9, 11-11 = 15-20)

105.  Florida Atlantic (8-5, 5-13 = 13-18)

106.  Middle Tennessee State (5-7, 7-11 = 12-18)

106.  Wyoming (5-7, 7-11 = 12-18)

108.  Army (3-9, 8-10 = 11-19)

108.  Buffalo (5-7, 6-12 = 11-19)

108.  Eastern Michigan (4-8, 7-11 = 11-19)

108.  Toledo (5-7, 6-12 = 11-19)

112.  Louisiana-Lafayette (3-9, 8-11 = 11-20)

113.  Ball State (7-6, 3-15 = 10-21)

114.  Colorado State (3-9, 6-13 = 9-22)

115.  Louisiana Tech (5-7, 3-15 = 8-22)

115.  SMU (1-11, 7-11 = 8-22)

117.  Northern Illinois (2-10, 5-12 = 7-22)

118.  Florida International (1-11, 5-13 = 6-24)

119.  Rice (3-9, 3-16 = 6-25)

120.  Idaho (1-11, 5-15 = 6-26)


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