The college basketball season is over, but the memories and the results are still there. It wasn’t the year everyone wanted for Ohio State, but the Big Ten was once again a deep and talented league despite continuing its 22-game streak without a national champion.
But where did the Big Ten rank when it comes to all-conference power rankings in the 2021-22 season? Pretty good it seems, at least according to CBS Sports’ David Cobb.
He used the average NET ranking to determine which conference reigned supreme, and if you’re here at this free homer Buckeye website, we know you’re interested in where the Big Ten ended up?
Here’s how the conference in the heartland ended and where, after all, the confetti fell in New Orleans.
Big Ten Conference
Iowa center Megan Gustafson (10) is reflected in a logo for the Big Ten conference inside their locker room after a first round game of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, Friday, March 22, 2019 , at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. Credit: USA TODAY Sports
The Big Ten: No. 2 in the final power ranking
What Cobb Says
“The Big Ten has kind of lost the momentum it set in the 2020-21 season, when it had four teams in the top 10 in the last AP poll. Only one team — Purdue — finished in that area this season, and the Boilermakers were No. 10. Only two of the league’s nine NCAA Tournament teams reached the Sweet 16, and both were eliminated in that round as the Big Ten’s national title drought was spreading. at 22 years. Ultimately, however, the league’s sheer volume of NCAA tournament teams and professional prospects helps it stand out as the second-best conference in college basketball.
“IN THE NUMBERS” from CBS Sports
1st in NCAA Tournament Bid Percentage: 9 out of 14 (64.3%)
6th in NCAA Tournament record: 9-9 (50%)
1st among the top 75 NBA draft prospects: 14 (1 per team)
2nd in average NET ranking: 57.2 (46.4 last year)
4th in the average NET ranking excluding the last two teams: 45.6 (35.4 last year)
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April 4, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Christian Braun (2) and forward KJ Adams (24) celebrate defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Final Four championship game of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Caesars Superdome. Credit: Robert Deutsch – USA TODAY Sports
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