Pac-10 Basketball: 5-Year Ranking

    
November 4th, 2009

PAC-10 5-YEAR STANDINGS

 

CHN's annual 5-year ranking answers a simple question is in a simple manner: Who has been the best team in the Pac-10 over the last five years?

 

Teams get points for league wins, making the postseason (NIT or NCAA) and winning games in the Big Dance. NIT wins are meaningless here, as are non-conference wins.  Also, league tournaments wins are not taken into account. (An original trial-scoring system included points for conference tourney wins. But the flukish nature of these tourney's did more harm than hurt: ie, 2008 Georgia, 2006 Syracuse, and 2004 Maryland ended up getting too much credit despite the reality that they were mediocre to sub-par teams.)

 

100 total points is set up to be the equivalent of batting .300 in baseball.. anything above and beyond is all-world stuff. 50 points is mediocre and you only start to get bad below 40 points.

 

Pos. Was Team 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Wins Gms. Points  
                       
1 1 UCLA 11 14 15 16 13 69 90 77 Win %
      1st Round Finals Final 4 Final 4 2nd Round     39 Post Pts.
                    116  
                       
2 3 Arizona 15 11 11 8 9 54 90 60 Win %
      Elite 8 2nd Round 1st Round 1st Round Sweet 16     22 Post Pts.
                    82  
                       
3 4 Washington 14 13 8 7 14 56 90 62 Win %
      Sweet 16 Sweet 16 X X 2nd Round     16 Post Pts.
                    78  
                       
4 2 Stanford 11 11 10 13 6 51 90 57 Win %
      1st Round NIT 1st Round Sweet 16 X     11 Post Pts.
                    68  
                       
5 7 USC 5 8 11 11 9 44 90 49 Win %
      X X Sweet 16 1st Round 2nd Round     12 Post Pts.
                    61  
                       
6 6 Wash St 7 4 13 11 8 43 90 48 Win %
      X X 2nd Round Sweet 16 NIT     11 Post Pts.
                    59  
                       
7 8 California 6 12 6 6 11 41 90 46 Win %
      X 1st Round X NIT 1st Round     5 Post Pts.
                    51  
                       
8 5 Oregon 6 7 11 9 2 35 90 39 Win %
      X X Elite 8 1st Round X     10 Post Pts.
                    49  
                       
9 9 Arizona St 7 5 2 9 11 34 90 38 Win %
      NIT X X NIT 2nd Round     6 Post Pts.
                    44  
                       
10 10 Oregon St 8 5 3 0 7 23 90 26 Win %
      NIT X X X X     1 Post Pts.
                    27  
                       

-Ties are broken by favoring conference winning %

 

Pac-10 Thoughts

- Oregon tumbles after a disastrous 2 win season.

- Stanford is slowly fading down the list.

- UCLA dominates the league with 13 more wins then the closest team.

- 3rd place Washington actually has more league wins than Arizona, but has had less postseason success.

 

Postseason Points

NIT = 1

NCAA 1st Round = 2

NCAA 2nd Round = 4

Sweet = 6

Elite 8 = 8

Final Four = 10

Final = 11

Champs = 12

 

Other 5-Year Rankings

ACC

Big 12

Big East

Big Ten

SEC

.. All