Dual Sports Ranking

This table lists the ranking year-by-year for the collective winning percentage of schools who had both a Division 1 men’s basketball team and a football team that competed at the FBS level. In order to qualify for a ranking, the school must have both of these criteria met, else they are omitted from the table for that year. I took the average winning percentage between the two teams per school, and ranked them highest to lowest. The dual sports national champion’s rank is highlighted for each year. I’ve included only the most recent 30 years, and will update year-by-year going forward.

A few observations from the data:

  • Florida’s dual national championship year wasn’t only not the highest winning percentage in the past 30 years, it wasn’t even the highest that year. Ohio State (who they beat in each championship game) had a higher combined winning percentage for the 2006-07 seasons.
  • The 2016-17 season had the smallest gap between best and worst schools’ winning percentage in the past 30 years. The 2004-05 seasons had the largest gap.
  • The most improved school in the 2016-17 seasons was UCF, improving by .3641 from 2015-16. The largest drop was by Michigan State, falling by .4321 from 2015-16.
  • The biggest improvement in the past 30 years was by Hawaii in 1999-2000; jumping .5239; the largest drop was UTEP in 2001-02, falling by .4456.

The 10 best seasons:

Rank School Year Win Pct.
1 Kansas 2007-08      0.9240
2 Ohio State 2010-11      0.9210
3 Utah 2004-05      0.9143
4 Ohio State 2006-07      0.9103
5 Oklahoma 1987-88      0.9071
6 North Carolina 1997-98      0.9057
7 Texas 2005-06      0.9054
8 Florida 2006-07      0.9018
9 Oklahoma 2000-01      0.8939
10 Louisville 2004-05      0.8925

The 10 worst seasons:

Rank School Year Win Pct.
1 Army 2003-04      0.1111
2 Hawaii 1998-99      0.1154
3 Oregon State 1995-96      0.1195
4 Louisiana Tech 1993-94      0.1279
5 Army 2002-03      0.1343
6 Army 2004-05      0.1465
7 Akron 1995-96      0.1486
8 Navy 1991-92      0.1526
9 San Jose State 2014-15      0.1583
10 Idaho 2005-06      0.1599

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