Taking issue with Sagarin's all-time college basketball rankings - ESPN
Pat Forde makes a lot of good points. A lot of Sagarins computations leave a lot to desired.
Most notably Colorado ahead of Iowa State? Nobody cares about basketball in Boulder.
Nebraska ahead of UNLV? Granted, UNLV isn't what they were, but still they have won an NCAA tournament as opposed to Nebraska which hasn't ever won a NCAA tournament game.
Northwestern ahead of Providence. As Forde points out, Providence has made it to a couple of final fours as opposed to Northwestern, which has never made the NCAA tournament. Let me repeat that, NORTHWESTERN HAS NEVER MADE THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.
Illinois ahead of Duke and Michigan State?
But we're talking about a guy whose computer rankings screw up college football every year so maybe we shouldn't be surprised.
Here is an interesting tibit about college basketball and when it started.
The first college basketball game was organized intramurally by students at Geneva College in February 1892 under the coaching of professor Charles O. Bemies, Geneva's first Athletic Director. He was a protégé of Dr. James Naismith, who is credited with inventing the sport in 1891 at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass. Geneva first played in collegiate competition on April 8, 1893 using peach baskets as goals, defeating the New Brighton YMCA 3 - 0.
wow...that's a complete f'n joke.
I don't even know where to begin.
Kinda surprised to see UConn so far down!