BCS Conference H2H (thru 11.18.07)

Posted by rtmsf on November 19th, 2007

Today marks two weeks from the start of the season, so we thought it would be an appropriate time to take a look at how the BCS conferences have done thus far against each other as well as the mids and lows. There’s not a lot of data available yet, but already we’re starting to see a little separation amongst the top conferences. It’ll be interesting to track this throughout the preconference schedule to see if it holds up. With the Maui, NIT and various conference challenges kicking off soon, this could change in a hurry.

BCS Conference H2H 11.08.07

 

Data Source: www.basketballstate.com

Thoughts:

  • So far, and we realize this is super early, the ACC and Pac-10 have led the way, going 10-2 (ACC) and 9-2 (Pac-10) against BCS and mid-major opponents. The other four are roughly .500 (Big East – 9-7; Big 10 – 3-3; Big 12 – 5-4; SEC – 4-4).
  • The Big 10 has the best early record at 20-3 (.870), but is only 1-3 against other BCS schools.
  • The SEC needs to protect home court better – two of its three losses against other BCS opponents (and three of the overall five) were at home.

Marquee Wins (best overall win in bold) –

  • ACC – Virginia 75, Arizona 72; Clemson 84, Mississippi St. 82 (both on the road)
  • Big East – Providence 67, Arkansas 51
  • Big 10 -none
  • Big 12 – none
  • Pac-10 – none
  • SEC – Arkansas 70, VCU 60

Ugly Losses (worst overall loss in bold) –

  • ACC – UNC-Greensboro 83, Ga Tech 74; Cleveland St. 69, Florida St. 66
  • Big East – Buffalo 76, S. Florida 69; Bowling Green 69, Cincinnati 67
  • Big 10 – Georgetown 74, Michigan 52 (the margin, not the result)
  • Big 12 – Sam Houston St. 56, Texas Tech 54; N. Texas 82, Oklahoma St. 73
  • Pac-10 – Mercer 96, USC 81; Siena 79, Stanford 67
  • SEC – Gardner-Webb 84, Kentucky 68; Tulane 77, Auburn 62
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