The Jayhawks are really all that matters in this discussion, but we do like to compare ourselves to other conferences. Hot outside, summer vacay, time for some easy research. Start with the most important of course.
Big12 9 FF’s, and one championship.
ACC (boo) 15 and 7 Championships. Wow
SEC (boo) 9 and 3
B1G 14 and only 1, and that was the first in this study.
PAC 12 5 and 0 Send that to Mr. “conference of champions” Bill Walton. KU during the same time period has 5 and 1.
Big East 10 and 5
Mid Majors (this includes Butler which was in the Horizon league, Marquette in the CUSA, and the Zags out west) 7 FF and 0 Championships.
Unfortunately had I gone back a half decade, the week Pac12 has 2 championships exceeding the number for our league.
What’s also striking to me as a B1G fan is they have lost 7 championship games in a row. Ouch! Interestingly too is the variety of league teams to make it to the final four. And there’s been 5 different teams to make the finals from that league.
Of course Duke and UNC dominate the results for their league, but Virginia now has one as well.
Texas Tech’s near win gives hope that our league will maybe win one. That would have been a really satisfying win from a league perspective.
For the last 4 years KU has been eliminated by a FF team. In fact 13 of these 20 tournaments we’ve been eliminated by a FF team!