Amazing that a conference as dominant as the Big 12 could in turn be so dominated by one team. Kansas record streak of 14 consecutive titles finally ended in 2019. That year Iowa State won the tournament title after Texas Tech won the regular season title and then just missed the National Title.
However, from Wilt Chamberlain in 1957, to Paul Pierce in 1997 and Mario Chalmers in 2008 - three of the top six teams are from Kansas and those teams have combined for a 17-7 mark with a 5.5 rating, the third best in the game.
When you consider that Texas Tech team, Baylor's dominant 2021 national champs, and Wayman Tisdale's 1985 Sooners are the others in the Top 6, you can see the top six is tough to beat.
The 2008 national champs from Kansas ranked 2nd in the game with a 15.2 currently, but that is a bit suspect. In typical Kansas fashion they rolled up huge margins of victory against the other 21st century Big 12 teams to pass shoot up through the rankings.
Note I do list Danny Ainge's Brigham Young team with the Big 12 teams rather than in the "other" grouping since they are joining the Big 12. I did not include the American Athletic Conference teams that are moving to the Big 12 since they are in a conference list I include.
|Rnk||Great Team||Year||Key Player||W||L||Pts||Allow||Rate|
|Top 6 Big 12||17||7||74.1||68.3||5.5|
|5||Texas Tech||2019||Jarrett Culver||3||2||65.6||67.2||0.3|
|7||Oklahoma St.||2004||John Lucas||1||3||68.8||71.0||-3.1|
|8||Kansas St.||2008||Michael Beasley||1||1||75.0||75.5||-3.3|
|10||West Virginia||2010||Kevin Jones||1||3||70.3||76.0||-4.6|
|11||Oklahoma St.||1946||Bob Kurland||0||1||80.0||82.0||-5.0|
|14||West Virginia||1959||Jerry West||0||1||68.0||69.0||-8.4|
|15||Brigham Young||1981||Danny Ainge||0||1||67.0||77.0||-8.6|
Post a Comment