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anon
Years ago

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best conferences in college basketball

which would be the strongest conferences for both men and women in the American Div1 college system

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Anonymous
Years ago
17:35 12 Dec 14

Reply #506388

re: best conferences in college basketball

http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-women/d1/ncaa-womens-basketball-rpi


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Anonymous
Years ago
23:05 12 Dec 14

Reply #506426

re: best conferences in college basketballi

Big 10 easily

Indiana
Michigan
Michigan state
Ohio state
Perdue
Wisconsin

Just to name a few


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ICCrash
Years ago
04:03 13 Dec 14

Reply #506451

re: best conferences in college basketball

Big 10 is a pretty good conference, even if they do have 14 teams in the conference now :S


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Anonymous
Years ago
08:48 13 Dec 14

Reply #506463

re: best conferences in college basketball

hard to work out big 10 has lots of teams in top 100 but none in the top ten where as pac 12 has 3 teams in top 10 and also lots of teams in top 100, i suppose the average of all the teams in the conference would give some idea


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Bear
Years ago
08:54 13 Dec 14

Reply #506464

re: best conferences in college basketball

ACC is a strong conference. To here is some basketball royalty within that conference.


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Bear
Years ago
08:55 13 Dec 14

Reply #506465

re: best conferences in college basketball

....There is some.....


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ICCrash
Years ago
09:12 13 Dec 14

Reply #506470

re: best conferences in college basketball

If we go by Final 4, in the last ten years:

Big 10 - 8 teams making it
Big East (New) - 4 teams
American (includes new teams) - 4 teams
Atlantic Coast- 9 teams (includes new members)
Big 12 - 5 teams
SEC - 7 teams
PAC 10 - 3 teams
Missouri Valley - 1
Colonial - 2
Conference USA - 1 (but voided due to violations)

Leaves Atlantic Coast on top, followed by Big 10, SEC and Big 12.


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Bear
Years ago
09:18 13 Dec 14

Reply #506472

re: best conferences in college basketball

Yeah, look at ACC (Atlantic Coast) and you just can't go past that conference for NCAA D1 as possibly the best in 2015...

Virginia
Duke
Louisville
Miami
Norte Dame
North Carolina
Syracuse
Etc.......

Always worth a watch!


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Choppy Galopy
Years ago
10:03 14 Dec 14

Reply #506626

re: best conferences in college basketball

Old Big East.


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Anonymous
Years ago
11:19 14 Dec 14

Reply #506638

re: best conferences in college basketball

In the States they used to call the top 6 conferences the POWER 6, but that was until the Big East conference was split up and the new American conference was formed. These are the top 7 conferences.

1 - Big Ten
2 - American
3 - ACC
4 - Big 12
5 - SEC
6 - Pac-12
7 - Big East

There is a big gap between these conferences and the rest. To rate the rest I would put them into these groupings

Group 2
8 - Mountain West
9 - Atlantic 10
10 - West Coast
11 - Conference USA
12 - Missouri Valley
13 - Ohio Valley
14 - Horizon

Group 3
15 - Colonial
16 - Ivy
17 - Mid-American
18 - Sun Belt
19 - Patriot League
20 - Big Sky
21 - MAAC
22 - Southern
23 - WAC

Group 4
24 - Big West
25 - MEAC
26 - Summit League
27 - SWAC
28 - Southland
29 - Big South
30 - Northeast
31 - Atlantic Sun
32 - America East


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Anonymous
Years ago
11:29 14 Dec 14

Reply #506639

re: best conferences in college basketball

Also just to clarify with those Groupings here are the NCAA tournament stats. you will see the top 7 conferences have historically dominated the NCAA tournament with it being very difficult to make the final 4 or win the tournament being a team outside of those conferences. The teams in the weaker conferences usually get the tournament bid and then get bounced in the first round.

Teams from GROUP 1 (7 conferences)
- 1,673 NCAA tournament appearances
- 2,319 NCAA tournament game wins
- 256 times to NCAA final 4
- 65 NCAA Championships

Teams from GROUP 2 (7 Conferences)
- 594 NCAA tournament appearances
- 388 NCAA tournament game wins
- 26 times to NCAA final 4
- 7 NCAA Championships

Teams from GROUP 3 (9 Conferences)
- 453 NCAA tournament appearances
- 191 NCA tournament game wins
- 9 times to NCAA final 4
- 1 NCAA Championship

Teams from GROUP 4 (9 Conferences)
- 189 NCAA tournament appearances
- 49 NCAA tournament game wins
- 2 times to NCAA final 4
- 0 NCAA Championships


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anonymous
Years ago
22:05 14 Dec 14

Reply #506741

re: best conferences in college basketball

Is this mens or womens your talking about or is it the same for both?


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Anonymous
Years ago
10:45 15 Dec 14

Reply #506780

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Mens conferences only


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anon
Years ago
13:42 15 Dec 14

Reply #506800

re: best conferences in college basketball

so which are the strongest in the women as far as conferences go?


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ICCrash
Years ago
01:13 16 Dec 14

Reply #506845

re: best conferences in college basketball

From Wikipedia:

NCAA Championship by Conference

Note: Conferences are listed by all champions' affiliations at that time; these do not necessarily match current affiliations.

Conference Year Championships

The American[a 1] 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 9

SEC 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008 8

Big 12 2005, 2011, 2012 3
ACC 1994, 2001, 2006 3
Pac-12 1983, 1984, 1990, 1992 4
Southwest 1986, 1993 2
Western Collegiate 1983, 1984 2
American South 1988 1
Big Ten 1999 1
Independent 1982 1
Sun Belt 1985 1


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