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The National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) has been ranking athletic programs for years by weighing every sport equally, meaning a football national title is worth the same number of points (100) as a women's water polo title. We tweaked the formula in 2013, providing additional weight toward sports with more broad fan bases and media interest. We rate every FBS school in three sports -- football, men's basketball and women's basketball -- along with two "wild cards" among the school's most successful spectator sports: baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse, hockey and wrestling.

 

The weighted formula puts 2.5 times as much emphasis on football compared to women's basketball and the "wild cards;" men's basketball is worth twice as many points. Teams that did not finish in the final AP Top 25 in football but played in a bowl were awarded 62.5 points (25 x 2.5). Three teams -- Buffalo, Western Michigan and Texas-San Antonio -- received 50 points for being bowl eligible but not playing in a bowl. Teams that made the NIT were given 20 points (10 x 2), while WNIT teams received 10 points. For all titles settled via bracket, point totals were based upon how many teams participated. All champions in the other sports received 100 points for a national title. For example: Florida State received 100 points in softball, while the second-place finisher received 90 points.

 

Nebraska finished tied for 48th with football and men's basketball as our lowest-scoring categories

 

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Nothing a NC can't cure.    I'm sure Mr Moos is looking at those #s and see a great opportunity to move up the ladder. It is up to him to make the right hires and he started well wt SF.

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So not sure how they rate the football program but as it is the 5th winningest of all time and has sold out for 40 years and is a national reputation program in one of the elite conferences, etc. we should be rating high in football.  Unless all they are rating is last year's won/loss record.  Nonsense.   And why would football rate many times more than volleyball.  That is sexist and probably a Title 9 issue and this is the Athletic Directors doing this?     Hogwash.  

 

The entire thing is meaningless.   The major sports.   We have one of the three best VB programs in the country and one of the winningest there too.   Must have been designed by Ohio State or Alabama.   LOL

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4 hours ago, 84HuskerLaw said:

So not sure how they rate the football program but as it is the 5th winningest of all time and has sold out for 40 years and is a national reputation program in one of the elite conferences, etc. we should be rating high in football.  Unless all they are rating is last year's won/loss record.  Nonsense.   And why would football rate many times more than volleyball.  That is sexist and probably a Title 9 issue and this is the Athletic Directors doing this?     Hogwash.  

 

The entire thing is meaningless.   The major sports.   We have one of the three best VB programs in the country and one of the winningest there too.   Must have been designed by Ohio State or Alabama.   LOL

 

These ratings were just for this past year.

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