Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Hoops: Final Conference Records...

... for the tourney. Found this on a Duke board:

(Out in Sweet 16: Duke and NC State.)
(Out in 2nd round: Wake and GT)

Big Ten 12-5* (Runner Up: Illinois)
(Out in Final 4: Michigan State)
(Out in Elite 8: Wisconsin)
(Out in 1st round: Minnesota and Iowa)

Big East 7-6*
(Out in Elite 8 West Virginia)
(Out in Sweet 16: Villinova
(Out in 2nd round: Uconn and BC
(Out in 1st round: Pitt and Syracuse)

Pac-10: 5-4*
(Out in Elite 8 Arizona)
(Out in Sweet 16: Washington)
(Out in 1st round: UCLA and Stanford)

Big 12 6-6*
(Out in Sweet 16: Texas Tech and O.K. State)
(Out in 2nd round: Iowa State and Oklahoma)
(Out in 1st round: Kansas and Texas)

SEC 5-5*
(Out in Elite 8: Kentucky)
(Out in 2nd round: Miss State and Florida)
(Out in 1st round: Alabama and LSU)

Clearly the ACC is the dominant conference. Not only did the ACC win the whole thing, but the every other major conference lost two teams in the first round, while the ACC lost none. I think that speaks to top-to-bottom strength.

For more superiority, I found this on a Kansas board:

Since 1990, the ACC has had 17 Final Four teams. 4 different teams have gone at least twice. 6 times an ACC team has won the national championship.

Since 1990 - by conference

ACC: 17 Final Fours, 6 NC's
Big10: 15 Final Fours, 1 NC
SEC: 9 Final Fours, 3 NC's
BigXII: 7 Final Fours, 0 NC's
Pac 10: 5 Final Fours, 2 NC's
Big East: 4 Final Fours, 3 NC's
Mountain West: 2 Final Fours, 1 NC's
Conference USA: 3 Final Fours, 0 NC's
Atlantic 10: 1 Final Four, 0 NC's

To the haters - come strong with the tot, or don't come at all.