Tech Ranks Eighth in the Nation in Average Football-Basketball Winning Percentage
March 22, 2013
RUSTON, La. - After a pair of remarkable seasons recorded by the school’s football and men’s basketball teams, Louisiana Tech enters the weekend currently ranked eighth in the nation in combined football/men’s basketball record.
Entering men’s basketball postseason play this week, Tech had a 9-3 football record and a 26-6 men’s basketball record for a .781 winning percentage average, a mark that ranks eighth in the nation and the best mark among all non-AQ schools on the FBS level.
Tech’s .781 mark is better than the next-best non-AQ school which is Boise State, ranking ninth with a winning percentage average of .762. That mark ties with Utah State, who also has a .762 winning percentage average.
That mark posted by the two Louisiana Tech teams also ranked first in the state of Louisiana with LSU following at 22nd nationally with a winning percentage average of .691.
Ohio State ranked first in the nation with a mark of .894 while Sugar Bowl champion Louisville ranks second with a winning mark of .850.
The schools were ranked based upon the average of the two sports winning percentages.
The national rankings were originally compiled and reported by The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer.
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