Broncos 7th In Combined Football-Basketball

When Boise State won its 20th basketball game, the Broncos became one of just six schools in the country to win 10 regular season football games and 20 regular season basketball games. When the women's team won their 20th, Boise State became one of only three schools to make the 10-20-20 Club. Now, we find that Boise State's combined football-basketball record is 7th in the country.

Boise State is seventh in the nation for the best combined Division I football and basketball record.  The rankings give equal weight to both sports by using a mathematical formula* and are expressed as an overall winning percentage.  The Broncos are tied for ninth in the combined football-basketball records without weighting.  Boise State finished 10-3 in football and is currently 25-8 in basketball, which is good for a weighted 76.34 winning percentage. 

 

To finish high in the national rankings, a school must be good at both sports.

 

Case in point:  Duke, which is 27-5 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—they're all the way back at #87.  LSU, which won the hypothetical national championship in football, is just 13-18 in basketball, making the Tigers tied for 30th in the country.  Illinois, which had a Rose Bowl football team, is mediocre in basketball and ranks 50th.

 

Other WAC schools in the ranks are Hawai'i (29th—64.49%), Fresno State (57th—54.93%), Nevada (52nd—55.89%), New Mexico State (90th—45.38%), Utah State (94th—43.63%), San Jose State (#97—41.15%), Louisiana Tech (#114—30.83%) and Idaho at #120 (17.96%).

 

TCU, which was chosen over Boise State to be the last member of the Mountain West Conference, is all the way back at #58, 51 spots behind the Broncos.  Two teams that turned back the Broncos in football (East Carolina and Washington) could not come close to Boise State in basketball and in fact Washington ranked behind San Jose State in the combined rankings.

 

Oh how the mighty have fallen.  Alabama is all the way down at #65.  Traditional power Nebraska is 70th.  Notre Dame is #71.  Michigan is all the way back at #75 out of 120--tough times in Ann Arbor. Iowa is 91st.

 

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

 

 

Meanwhile, 18 schools unfortunately have losing records in both sports including three (Colorado, Iowa State and South Carolina) from "BCS" conferences.  They are:  Arkansas State, Army, Buffalo, Colorado, Colorado State, Eastern Michigan, Florida International, Idaho, Iowa State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, North Carolina State, Northern Illinois, Rice, San Jose State, SMU, Toledo and Wyoming.

 

*The weighted formula is (((X/Y)*A) + B)/C, where

A=number of football wins

B=number of basketball wins

C=total number of football and basketball games

X=number of basketball games

Y=number of football games

 

Here are the weighted combined football-basketball rankings (as of March 15th):

 

 1.  Kansas (12-1, 31-3 = 91.74%)

 2.    BYU (11-2, 27-7 = 82.01%

 3.    Tennessee (10-4, 29-4 = 79.65%)

 4.    Texas (10-3, 28-6 = 79.64%)

 5.    Wisconsin (9-4, 29-4 = 78.55%)

 6.   West Virginia (11-2, 24-10 = 77.60%)

 7.    Boise State (10-3, 25-8 = 76.34%)

 8.    Memphis (7-6, 33-1 = 75.45%)

 9.    USC (11-2, 21-11 = 75.12%)

10.   Oklahoma (11-3, 22-11 = 72.62%)

11.   Connecticut (9-4, 24-8 = 72.12%)

11.   New Mexico (9-4, 24-8 = 72.12%)

13.   Ohio State (11-2, 20-13 = 72.61%)

14.   Clemson (9-4, 24-9 = 70.98%)

15.   Western Kentucky (7-5, 27-6 = 70.08%)

16.   Arizona State (10-3, 20-12 = 69.71%)

17.   Virginia Tech (11-3, 19-13 = 68.97%)

18.    UCLA (6-7, 31-3 = 68.67%)

19.   Purdue (8-5, 24-8 = 68.27%)

20.   Georgia (11-2, 17-16 = 68.07%)

21.   Missouri (12-2, 16-16 = 67.89%)

22.   Florida (9-4, 21-11 = 67.43%)

23.   Houston (8-5, 22-9 = 66.25%)

24.   Tulsa (10-4, 20-13 = 66.02%)

25.   Indiana (7-6, 25-7 = 65.99%)

26.   Mississippi State (8-5, 22-10 = 65.14%)

27.   Michigan State (7-6, 25-8 = 64.80%)

28.   Arkansas (8-5, 22-11 = 64.10%)

29.   Hawai'i (12-1, 10-19 = 63.40%)

30.   LSU (12-2, 13-18 = 63.82%)

31.   North Carolina (4-8, 32-2 = 63.73%)

32.   Oregon (9-4, 18-13 = 63.65%)

33.   Wake Forest (9-4, 17-13 = 62.95%)

34.   Louisville (6-6, 24-8 = 62.50%)

35.   Texas A & M (7-6, 24-10 = 62.22%)

36.   Utah (9-4, 17-14 = 62.03%)

37.   Boston College (11-3, 14-17 = 61.87%)

38.   UCF (10-4, 16-15 = 61.52%)

39.   Air Force (9-4, 16-14 = 61.28%)

40.   Kentucky (8-5, 18-12 = 60.77%)

41.   Texas Tech (9-4, 16-15 = 60.42%)

42.   Vanderbilt (5-7, 26-7 = 60.23%)

43.   Virginia (9-4, 15-15 = 59.62%)

44.   Cincinnati (10-3, 13-18 = 59.43%)

45.   Penn State (9-4, 15-16 = 58.80%)

46.   Washington State (5-7, 24-8 = 58.33%)

47.   Pittsburgh (5-7, 26-9 = 57.98%)

48.   Auburn (9-4, 14-16 = 57.95%)

49.   Illinois (9-4, 16-19 = 57.47%)

50.   Navy (8-5, 16-14 = 57.44%)

51.   Stanford (4-8, 26-7 = 56.06%)

52.   Nevada (6-7, 21-11 = 55.89%)

53.   Southern Mississippi (7-6, 19-14 = 55.71%)

54.   Florida State (7-6, 19-15 = 54.86%)

55.   Ohio (6-6, 19-12 = 55.65%)

56.   Miami of Florida (5-7, 22-10 = 55.21%)

57.   Fresno State (9-4, 13-19 = 54.93%)

58.   TCU (8-5, 14-16 = 54.10%)

59.  South Florida (9-4. 12-19 = 53.97%)

60.   Kent State (3-9, 28-6 = 53.68%)

61.   Oklahoma State (7-6, 17-16 = 52.68%)

62.   Kansas State (5-7, 20-11 = 53.09%)

63.   California (7-6, 16-15 = 52.73%)

64.   Troy (8-4, 12-19 = 52.69%)

65.   Alabama (7-6, 17-16 = 52.68%)

66.   Florida Atlantic (8-5, 15-18 = 52.56%)

67.   Bowling Green (8-5, 13-17 = 52.44%)

68.   Western Michigan (5-7, 20-12 = 52.08%)

69.   Akron (4-8, 24-10 = 51.96%)

70.   Nebraska (5-7, 19-12 = 51.48%)

71.   Notre Dame (3-9, 24-7 = 51.21%)

72.   Central Michigan (8-6, 14-17 =  51.15%)

73.   Georgia Tech (7-6, 15-17 = 50.36%)

74.   Maryland (6-7, 19-14 = 50.35%)

75.   Michigan (9-4, 10-22 = 50.24%)

76.   Miami of Ohio (6-7, 17-15 = 49.64%)

77.   Arizona (5-7, 19-14 = 49.62%)

78.   East Carolina (8-5, 11-19 = 49.10%)

79.  Rutgers (8-5, 11-20 = 48.51%)

80.   San Diego State (4-8, 20-12 = 47.92%)

81.   UNLV (2-10, 26-7 = 47.73%)

82.   Middle Tennessee State (5-7, 17-15 = 47.40%)

83.   Temple (4-8, 21-12 = 46.47%)

84.   South Carolina (6-6, 14-18 = 46.88%)

85.   Baylor (3-9, 21-10 = 46.37%)

85.   Mississippi (3-9, 21-10 = 46.37%)

87.   Duke (1-11, 27-5 = 46.35%)

87.   UTEP (4-8, 19-13 =  46.35%)

89.   Oregon State (9-4, 6-25 = 45.41%)

90.   New Mexico State (4-9, 21-14 = 45.38%)

91.   Iowa (6-6, 13-19 = 45.31%)

92.   North Carolina State (5-7, 15-16 = 45.03%)

93.   Tulane (4-8, 17-15 = 44.62%)

94.   Utah State (2-10, 24-10 = 43.63%)

95.   UAB (2-10, 22-10 = 42.71%)

96.   Colorado (6-7, 12-20 = 41.83%)

97.   San Jose State (5-7, 13-19 = 41.15%)

98.   Louisiana-Monroe (6-6, 10-21 = 41.13%)

99.   Wyoming (5-7, 12-18 = 40.83%)

100. North Texas (2-10, 20-11 = 40.59%)

101. Washington (4-9, 16-16 = 40.38%)

102. Eastern Michigan (4-8, 14-17 = 39.25%)

103.   Marshall (3-9, 16-14 = 39.17%)

103.  Toledo (5-7, 11-19 = 39.17%)

105.  Northwestern (6-6, 8-22 = 38.33%)

106.   Syracuse (2-10, 20-13 = 38.64%)

107.  Arkansas State (5-7, 9-20 = 36.35%)

107.  Buffalo (5-7, 10-20 = 37.50%)

107.  Louisiana-Lafayette (3-9, 15-15 = 37.50%)

110.  Ball State (7-6, 6-24 = 36.92%)

111.  Army (3-9, 14-16 = 35.83%)

112.  Minnesota (1-11, 20-14 = 33.58%)

113.  Iowa State (3-9, 14-18 = 34.38%)

114.  Louisiana Tech (5-7, 6-24 = 30.83%)

115.  SMU (1-11, 10-20 = 20.83%)

116.  Colorado State (3-9, 7-25 = 23.44%)

117.  Florida International (1-11, 9-20 = 19.68%)

118.  Rice (3-9, 3-27 = 19.44%)

119.  Northern Illinois (2-10, 6-22 = 19.05%)

120.  Idaho (1-11, 8-21 = 17.96%)

 

 

 

Here are the current unweighted combined rankings:

 

 1.    Kansas (12-1, 31-3 = 43-4)

 2.    Memphis (7-6, 33-1 = 40-7)

 3.    Tennessee (10-4, 29-4 = 39-8)

 4.    Wisconsin (9-4, 29-4 = 38-8)

 5.    Texas (10-3, 28-6 = 38-9)

 5.    BYU (11-2, 27-7 = 38-9)

 7.    UCLA (6-7, 31-3 = 37-10)

 8.    North Carolina (4-8, 32-2 = 36-10)

 9.    Boise State (10-3, 25-8 = 35-11)

10.   Western Kentucky (7-5, 27-6 = 34-11)

11.   West Virginia (11-2, 24-10 = 35-12)

12.   Connecticut (9-4, 24-8 = 33-12)

12.   New Mexico (9-4, 24-8 = 33-12)

14.   Clemson (9-4, 24-9 = 33-13)

15.   Indiana (7-6, 25-7 = 32-13)

15.   Purdue (8-5, 24-8 = 32-13)

15.   USC (11-2, 21-11 = 32-13)

18.   Oklahoma (11-3, 22-11 = 33-14)

19.   Michigan State (7-6, 25-8 = 32-14)

20.   Vanderbilt (5-7, 26-7 = 31-14)

21.   Houston (8-5, 22-9 = 30-14)

21.   Louisville (6-6, 24-8 = 30-14)

23.   Kent State (3-9, 28-6 = 31-15)

23.   Ohio State (11-2, 20-13 = 31-15)

25.   Arizona State (10-3, 20-12 = 30-15)

25.   Florida (9-4, 21-11 = 30-15)

25.   Mississippi State (8-5, 22-10 = 30-15)

25.   Stanford (4-8, 26-7 = 30-15)

29.   Pittsburgh (5-7, 26-9 = 31-16)

29.   Texas A & M (7-6, 24-10 = 31-16)

31.   Washington State (5-7, 24-8 = 29-15)

32.   Arkansas (8-5, 22-11 = 30-16)

32.   Virginia Tech (11-3, 19-13 = 30-16)

34.   Tulsa (10-4, 20-13 = 30-17)

35.   Duke (1-11, 27-5 = 28-16)

36.   Notre Dame (3-9, 24-7 = 27-16)

37.   UNLV (2-10, 26-7 = 28-17)

38.   Miami of Florida (5-7, 22-10 = 27-17)

38.   Oregon (9-4, 18-13 = 27-17)

40.   Akron (4-8, 24-10 = 28-18)

40.   Georgia (11-2, 17-16 = 28-18)

40.   Missouri (12-2, 16-16 = 28-18)

43.   Kentucky (8-5, 18-12 = 26-17)

43.   Wake Forest (9-4, 17-13 = 26-17)

45.   Nevada (6-7, 21-11 = 27-18)

46.   Utah (9-4, 17-14 = 26-18)

47.   Kansas State (5-7, 20-11 = 25-18)

47.   Ohio (6-6, 19-12 = 25-18)

49.   UCF (10-4, 16-15 = 26-19)

50.   Air Force (9-4, 16-14 = 24-18)

51.   Texas Tech (9-4, 16-15 = 25-19)

51.   Western Michigan (5-7, 20-12 = 25-19)

53.   Southern Mississippi (7-6, 19-14 = 26-20)

53.   Utah State (2-10, 24-10 = 26-20)

55.   California (7-6, 16-15 = 23-18)

56.   Florida State (7-6, 19-15 = 26-21)

57.   Baylor (3-9, 21-10 = 24-19)

57.   Mississippi (3-9, 21-10 = 24-19)

57.   Navy (8-5, 16-14 = 24-19)

57.   Nebraska (5-7, 19-12 = 24-19)

57.   Virginia (9-4, 15-15 = 24-19)

62.   Boston College (11-3, 14-17 = 25-20)

63.   LSU (12-2, 13-18 = 25-20)

63.   Temple (4-8, 21-12 = 25-20)

65.   Penn State (9-4, 15-16 = 24-20)

65.   San Diego State (4-8, 20-12 = 24-20)

65.   UAB (2-10, 22-10 = 24-20)

68.   Maryland (6-7, 19-14 = 25-21)

69.   Auburn (9-4, 14-16 = 23-20)

70.   Arizona (5-7, 19-14 = 24-21)

71.   Hawai'i (12-1, 10-19 = 22-20)

72.   Cincinnati (10-3, 13-18 = 23-21)

72.   UTEP (4-8, 19-13 =  23-21)

74.   Alabama (7-6, 17-16 = 24-22)

74.   Oklahoma State (7-6, 17-16 = 24-22)

76.   Illinois (9-4, 16-19 = 25-23)

76.   New Mexico State (4-9, 21-14 = 25-23)

78.   North Texas (2-10, 20-11 = 22-21)

78.   TCU (8-5, 14-16 = 22-21)

80.   Miami of Ohio (6-7, 17-15 = 23-22)

81.   Florida Atlantic (8-5, 15-18 = 23-23)

82.   Middle Tennessee State (5-7, 17-15 = 22-22)

83.   Central Michigan (8-6, 14-17 =  22-23)

83.   Fresno State (9-4, 13-19 = 22-23)

83.   Georgia Tech (7-6, 15-17 = 22-23)

86.   Bowling Green (8-5, 13-17 = 21-22)

87.   Syracuse (2-10, 20-13 = 22-23)

88.   South Florida (9-4, 12-19 = 21-23)

88.   Tulane (4-8, 17-15 = 21-23)

90.   Troy (8-4, 12-19 = 20-23)

90.   North Carolina State (5-7, 15-16 = 20-23)

92.   Minnesota (1-11, 20-14 = 21-25)

93.   South Carolina (6-6, 14-18 = 20-24)

94.   Marshall (3-9, 16-14 = 19-23)

95.   Washington (4-9, 16-16 = 20-25)

96.   East Carolina (8-5, 11-19 = 19-24)

97.   Iowa (6-6, 13-19 = 19-25)

97.   Rutgers (8-5, 11-20 = 19-25)

99.   Louisiana-Lafayette (3-9, 15-15 = 18-24)

100. Michigan (9-4, 10-22 = 19-26)

101. Eastern Michigan (4-8, 14-17 = 18-25)

102. San Jose State (5-7, 13-19 = 18-26)

103.  Army (3-9, 14-16 = 17-25)

103.  Wyoming (5-7, 12-18 = 17-25)

105.  Colorado (6-7, 12-20 = 18-27)

106.  Iowa State (3-9, 14-18 = 17-27)

107.  Toledo (5-7, 11-19 = 16-26)

108.  Louisiana-Monroe (6-6, 10-21 = 16-27)

109.  Arkansas State (5-7, 9-20 = 15-27)

109.  Buffalo (5-7, 10-20 = 15-27)

111.  Florida International (1-11, 9-20 = 16-29)

113.  Oregon State (9-4, 6-25 = 15-29)

112.  Northwestern (6-6, 8-22 = 14-28)

114.  Ball State (7-6, 6-24 = 13-30)

115.  Louisiana Tech (5-7, 6-24 = 11-31)

115.  SMU (1-11, 10-20 = 11-31)

117.  Colorado State (3-9, 7-25 = 10-34)

118.  Idaho (1-11, 8-21 = 9-32)

119.  Northern Illinois (2-10, 6-22 = 8-32)

120.  Rice (3-9, 3-27 = 6-36)


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