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.

For complete coverage of Tech Athletics, please follow @LATechSports on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.

Rank

School

FB

MBB

Ave.

1.

Ohio State

12-0

26-7

.894

2.

Louisville

11-2

29-5

.850

3.

Oregon

12-1

26-8

.844

4.

Notre Dame

12-1

25-9

.829

5.

Kansas State

11-2

27-7

.820

6.

Florida

11-2

26-7

.817

7.

Alabama

13-1

21-12

.782

8.

Louisiana Tech

9-3

26-6

.781

9.

Boise State

11-2

21-10

.762

9.

Utah State

11-2

21-10

.762

11.

Middle Tennessee State

8-4

28-5

.758

22.

LSU

10-3

19-12

.691

31.

Tulsa

11-3

17-15

.658

43.

East Carolina

8-5

18-12

.608

53.

San Jose State

11-2

9-20

.578

61.

Louisiana-Lafayette

9-4

13-20

.543

76.

UTSA

8-4

10-22

.490

97.

Marshall

5-7

13-19

.411

100.

FIU

3-9

18-14

.406

100.

UTEP

3-9

18-14

.406

103.

New Mexico State

1-11

24-10

.395

105.

Louisiana-Monroe

8-5

4-23

.382

107.

Tulane

2-10

19-14

.371

111.

Southern Miss

0-12

25-9

.368

112.

UAB

3-9

16-17

.367

113.

North Texas

4-8

12-20

.354

114.

Rice

7-6

5-26

.350

115.

FAU

3-9

14-18

.344

116.

Texas State

4-8

12-22

.343

124.

Idaho

1-11

12-18

.242