Sunday, November 20, 2022

College Hoops 6th Best Conference History - SEC

 We posted out of order, but the 6th best conference in college basketball history is the SEC. This is based on the top six teams in the Value Add Basketball Game going 20-8 with a rating of 4.1.

The conference has been dominated by Kentucky, and the 1996 "Untouchable" Kentucky squad with nine future NBA players is the truly dominant team in the rankings. The 2012 Kentucky team is 4-2 against other great teams, but certainly have potential to be one of the top few teams. 

Beyond Kentucky, the 2019 Auburn team is 8-1 in the game and in real life seemed to have the national championship team if not for the injury to their top player Chuma Okeke before the Final Four during their route of Kentucky. Arkansas' 40 minutes of hell, and Florida's team that won the first of two titles in 2006 when the school was also taking the national football title with Tim Tebow.

Many of the greatest players of all time came out of the SEC and have teams in the game, including - Anthony Davis, Shaq, Bernard King, Charles Barkley, Sidney Moncrief, Dan Issel, Dominique Wilkins, Pete Maravich and Antoine Walker. 

RnkGreat TeamYearKey PlayerWLPtsAllowRate
 Top 6 SEC  20872.969.84.1
1Kentucky 1996Antoine Walker1172.571.013.3
2Auburn2019Chuma Okeke8171.065.34.2
3Kentucky2012Anthony Davis4272.265.73.7
4Arkansas1994Corliss Williamson0178.079.02.8
5Missouri1982Steve Stipanovich2069.565.51.5
6Florida2006Joakim Noah5374.472.0-0.7
7LSU1992Shaquille O'Neal0185.088.0-1.2
8South Carolina2017Sindarius Thornwell1265.365.7-3.4
9Kentucky1948Alex Groza1171.081.5-3.8
10Tennessee1977Bernard King1176.083.0-5.7
11LSU2006Glen Davis1266.375.0-6.4
12Alabama1977Reggie King0170.071.0-6.6
13South Carolina1973Mike Dunleavy0166.072.0-8.2
14Auburn1984Charles Barkley1171.577.0-8.3
15Kentucky1970Dan Issel01116.0138.0-8.6
16Arkansas1978Sidney Moncrief0158.079.0-9.6
17Georgia1982Dominique Wilkins1170.078.0-9.7
18LSU1970Pete Maravich0166.067.0-13.0

We invented the Value Add Basketball Game, and since then have grown it to to 135 teams of all-time great teams and players. We have played 188 games to date, and 63,000 unique visitors have clicked on the game. 

Seven current conferences have at least six all-time great teams in the game. We decided to rank those conferences based on the average rating of their top six teams so far in our games against other teams.

Click on the game to play yourself - it contains everything you need to play the Value Add Basketball game, which lets you pit any of 136 great all-time college teams against each other. To pick your two teams it is best to click on this Google doc and print the pages of the teams you want (each team is one page). I track my games on this google sheet, but play your own for free!

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