B10 Average Finish, all sports 2015-2016 Data Chart

Submitted by Michigan Arrogance on June 12th, 2016 at 8:08 PM



Credit the Lincoln Journal Star for compiling the data in the pdf linked above. Nothing too surprising as I'd say the usual suspects are in the spots you'd expect. 



June 12th, 2016 at 8:21 PM ^

Seems like some weird math being used there.  (EDIT: OK, they're considering finish in the respective division).

Also, I'd argue --- those sports where only 6 schools compete (e.g., lacrosse, ice hockey), the finishes should be normalized, make it apples-to-apples comparison vs. the 14-school sports.

You are right, however --- big picture, nothing too surprising in terms of where the schools rank.


June 12th, 2016 at 8:45 PM ^

Given that they do well in the two biggest sports, you'd expect them to be better overall but they're pretty average-to-bad in everything else


June 12th, 2016 at 9:46 PM ^

Knew a kid who played baseball in the MAC. Guys like us who are just fans might be inclined to go 'durr hurrr MACtion' but that scholarship offer to play Division 1 baseball meant the world to him. It was the culmination of 10-15 years of hard work, training, travelling. Getting to be Division 1 in anything is a huge accomplishment.

The fact that Michigan can be good in so many sports speaks to just how elite a lot of the student athletes are. To be world class in your sport and to be smart enough to go to UofM is special. Just getting into Division 1 is big dream of so many others


June 12th, 2016 at 8:55 PM ^

If you consider the whole body of varsity sports, those results aren't really surprising at all, I would think, and yes, down there at the bottom - somewhere in the vicinity of where several Cleveland Indians teams in the 1980s sat - is Rutgers. They will always have that #2 finish in men's lacrosse, of course, right under the other newbie to the Big Ten. 

Everyone Murders

June 13th, 2016 at 8:29 AM ^

Our women's sports teams, in general, kick some serious ass.  Softball, swimming, track, and gymnastics are all lights out - and tennis is really strong too.

Our men's programs are great, too.  And, to be honest, capture about 90% of my interest.  But UofM women's sports make these overall rankings possible.

Perkis-Size Me

June 13th, 2016 at 9:27 AM ^

It's posts like this that continue to make us all wonder exactly what value that Rutgers brings to the Big Ten other than the fact that it is conveniently located within an hour of one of the biggest cities in the world.

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