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    The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

    From SB Nation, ISU is No. 21.

    The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball: #11-25 - Swish Appeal

    21. Iowa State: If Bill Fennelly isn't the best coach in the Big Twelve, he's definitely the best Twitterer. (@ISUCoachFen, but don't tell him I put the Cyclones at #21. Hell hath no fury like a Twitterer scorned.) When you get to the level of what he's done in college basketball, it becomes easier to list what he hasn't done. His programs have averaged 23 wins a year, and include five NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances and two Elite Eight appearances. The most recent Sweet Sixteen appearance was the one last year where the season ended with a 74-36 loss to Connecticut.

    Behind Tennessee and Connecticut, the next team in attendance is...Iowa State, averaging over 9,000 fans per home game. The Cyclones lost PG Alison Lacey this year to graduation, as well as four other seniors. It's time for the group of Cylone freshmen - Chelsea Poppens, Anna Prins, Jessica Schroll and Amanda Zimmerman - to step up as Iowa State has taken on a killer schedule for 2010-11.

    http://www.swishappeal.com/2010/8/16...-in-division-i #71-100

    http://www.swishappeal.com/2010/8/17...-in-division-i #41-70

    http://www.swishappeal.com/2010/8/18...-in-division-i #26-40


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    Re: The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

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    Re: The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

    There's plenty of opportunity to disagree with placement on that list. Just on the 11-25 - I question Middle Tennessee State being as high as 15 or Nebraska as high as 22 or Georgia as low as 24. "Programs" are evaluated over a period of years.


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    Re: The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

    I stopped taking this serious when I saw Nebraska at #22. One good year doesn't make a basketball program.



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    Re: The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

    I took the RPIs for the last 10 seasons and made a weighted average of them: (10*2010 + 9*2009 + 8*2008 + ... + 1* 2001)/55.

    Here are the rankings of the schools who have been Div I all 10 of those seasons:

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    1    Tennessee    2.95
    2    Connecticut    3.16
    3    Duke    4.36
    4    Stanford    9.42
    5    Oklahoma    12.15
    6    North Carolina    14.38
    7    LSU    14.89
    8    Baylor    15.11
    9    Rutgers    17.93
    10    Notre Dame    18.2
    11    Vanderbilt    20.13
    12    Ohio State    20.22
    13    Texas    21.49
    14    Georgia    25.8
    15    Maryland    29
    16    Virginia    29.89
    17    Purdue    32.51
    18    Michigan St    33.22
    19    Florida St    35.96
    20    DePaul    36.09
    21    Old Dominion    37.53
    22    Iowa State    38.53
    23    Temple    39
    24    TCU    40.51
    25    Arizona St    40.55
    26    Xavier    41.98
    27    Texas A&M    42.22
    28    Louisville    42.25
    29    Middle Tenn St    44.29
    30    Kansas St    45.35
    31    Texas Tech    46.05
    32    Utah    47.62
    33    Iowa    48.75
    34    Boston College    48.91
    35    Auburn    49.44
    36    North Carolina St    50.25
    37    Georgia Tech    51.91
    38    Chattanooga    53
    39    Minnesota    55.56
    40    Nebraska    56.29
    41    Florida    57.15
    42    Marquette    57.98
    43    UW Green Bay    58.67
    44    Western Kentucky    59.51
    45    New Mexico    60.02
    46    Southern California    60.82
    47    West Virginia    64.04
    48    Kentucky    64.82
    49    James Madison    65.73
    50    UCLA    67.16
    51    Liberty    68.91
    52    Virginia Tech    69.18
    53    California    70.09
    54    Bowling Green    70.89
    55    Marist    70.95
    56    Villanova    72.22
    57    Gonzaga    72.42
    58    Hartford    72.93
    59    Penn State    75.15
    60    George Washington    77.09
    61    Mississippi St    78.07
    62    Wisconsin    78.31
    63    Pittsburgh    78.49
    64    Mississippi    79.05
    65    BYU    80.2
    66    Indiana    80.64
    67    South Florida    82.62
    68    Arkansas    84.4
    69    Richmond    85.6
    70    Charlotte    85.82
    71    Oklahoma St    86.93
    72    SMU    87.47
    73    South Carolina    87.82
    74    Illinois    88.44
    75    Louisiana Tech    90.02
    76    St. John's    90.35
    77    Montana    90.47
    78    Kansas    91.11
    79    Missouri    94.82
    80    Georgetown    95.22
    81    Fresno St    97.29
    82    Wyoming    101.45
    83    Cincinnati    101.78
    84    Tulane    102.22
    85    Wake Forest    105.02
    86    Creighton    105.73
    87    Miami FL    106.15
    88    Delaware    106.64
    89    UC Santa Barbara    106.78
    90    Colorado    107.02
    91    Houston    107.22
    92    Illinois St    107.47
    93    Syracuse    110.36
    94    Clemson    111.29
    95    Washington    111.42
    96    Saint Joseph's    111.6
    97    VCU    111.82
    98    Indiana St    117.96
    99    Drake    118.15
    100    Oregon    118.22
    101    Arizona    119.13
    102    Michigan    119.18
    103    Ball State    119.36
    104    Dayton    120.82
    105    Vermont    121.87
    106    Alabama    124.55
    107    Seton Hall    125.22
    108    Pepperdine    126.29
    109    Boston U    127.22
    110    Eastern Mich    129.56
    111    Arkansas St    131
    112    Rice    131.25
    113    UA Little Rock    131.62
    114    Kent St    132.65
    115    Loyola Marymount    133.55
    116    Missouri St    134.65
    117    Northern Iowa    136.2
    118    Sacred Heart    136.22
    119    East Tenn St    137.33
    120    Drexel    137.47
    121    UTEP    137.71
    122    UNLV    138.04
    123    Harvard    139.58
    124    East Carolina    140.31
    125    UT Arlington    141.22
    126    Oakland    142.98
    127    San Diego St    143.56
    128    Tulsa    147.44
    129    Florida Intl    148.38
    130    Duquesne    150.18
    131    Davidson    151.29
    132    UT San Antonio    152.25
    133    St. Bonaventure    153.33
    134    South Alabama    153.45
    135    Hofstra    153.55
    136    Toledo    153.69
    137    Western Car    155.76
    138    UAB    156.2
    139    Providence    161.22
    140    Oregon St    161.62
    141    Butler    162.75
    142    Evansville    162.85
    143    St. Mary's    163.11
    144    Samford    165.35
    145    Marshall    166.02
    146    Quinnipiac    166.18
    147    Oral Roberts    166.31
    148    Miami OH    166.8
    149    Lehigh    167.38
    150    Boise St    168.07
    151    Dartmouth    168.51
    152    Stephen F. Austin    169.8
    153    Robert Morris    170.91
    154    UNC Wilmington    171.56
    155    Canisius    171.95
    156    Towson    172.27
    157    SE Missouri St    173.64
    158    Valparaiso    174.25
    159    Georgia So    174.85
    160    Fairfield    175.55
    161    Bradley    176
    162    Nevada    176.31
    163    Holy Cross    176.45
    164    Denver    178.29
    165    Coppin St    178.71
    166    San Diego    179.05
    167    UW Milwaukee    179.98
    168    Hawaii    180.09
    169    William & Mary    181.13
    170    North Texas    181.31
    171    High Point    182.49
    172    Idaho St    183.51
    173    Belmont    183.67
    174    Hampton    184.05
    175    Southern Miss    184.49
    176    Colorado St    186.09
    177    Massachusetts    186.44
    178    Santa Clara    187.47
    179    New Mexico St    188.29
    180    Georgia St    188.38
    181    Northwestern    189
    182    Texas A&M CC    190.05
    183    Iona    190.27
    184    UL Monroe    190.62
    185    North Carolina A&T    190.71
    186    American    193.16
    187    UNC Greensboro    193.22
    188    Austin Peay    193.47
    189    Siena    193.71
    190    Murray St    194.8
    191    Northern Ill    195.15
    192    UCF    195.27
    193    Long Island    195.36
    194    Princeton    196.53
    195    Memphis    197.04
    196    La Salle    198.04
    197    George Mason    198.75
    198    Loyola Maryland    199.58
    199    Western Mich    200.4
    200    St. Peter's    200.44
    201    Northeastern    200.84
    202    Portland St    201.31
    203    Delaware St    203.13
    204    Wichita St    203.16
    205    Bucknell    203.27
    206    Saint Louis    203.56
    207    St. Francis PA    204.36
    208    Montana St    204.51
    209    Rhode Island    204.89
    210    Ohio    205.15
    211    UIC    205.22
    212    Coll of Charleston    205.62
    213    Monmouth    206.36
    214    Weber St    206.64
    215    Portland    206.76
    216    Eastern Ill    207.93
    217    Cleveland St    208.27
    218    Army    208.44
    219    Florida Atl    208.55
    220    Morehead St    210.2
    221    Tennessee Tech    210.65
    222    Maine    211.44
    223    Manhattan    212.87
    224    Northern Ariz    212.91
    225    Eastern Kentucky    214.05
    226    Radford    214.55
    227    Western Ill    214.75
    228    Stony Brook    215
    229    Coastal Carolina    215.53
    230    Southern U    216.96
    231    Wright St    218.47
    232    Detroit    218.53
    233    Troy    220.31
    234    Cal Poly    220.91
    235    Lamar    222.09
    236    Appalachian St    224.11
    237    Central Mich    224.85
    238    Idaho    226.58
    239    UMBC    228.42
    240    Texas St    229.22
    241    San Francisco    230.44
    242    Long Beach    231.44
    243    Washington St    232.02
    244    Southern Ill    232.31
    245    Columbia    233.78
    246    Jacksonville    235.04
    247    UL Lafayette    235.05
    248    Prairie View A&M    235.38
    249    Northwestern St    235.84
    250    New Orleans    236.07
    251    Niagara    236.42
    252    Furman    239.53
    253    Eastern Wash    240.35
    254    Buffalo    242.24
    255    Jackson St    242.71
    256    UNC Asheville    243.44
    257    IUPUI    244.04
    258    New Hampshire    244.55
    259    UMKC    246.22
    260    Mercer    246.27
    261    Howard    246.78
    262    Akron    247.22
    263    UM Eastern Shore    248.73
    264    Alabama St    249.02
    265    Brown    250.04
    266    Florida A&M    250.04
    267    Navy    250.64
    268    Pennsylvania    251.71
    269    Winthrop    256.33
    270    Cornell    256.44
    271    Yale    256.58
    272    Chicago St    257.56
    273    San Jose St    258.09
    274    Morgan St    258.53
    275    Albany    258.69
    276    Elon    259.58
    277    Mt St. Mary's    259.6
    278    Alabama A&M    260.85
    279    CS Fullerton    261.51
    280    Alcorn St    262.64
    281    Fordham    262.84
    282    Air Force    263.25
    283    Loyola Chicago    267.78
    284    Fairleigh Dickinson    268.73
    285    Jacksonville St    270.6
    286    Central Conn    271.49
    287    Campbell    271.82
    288    Charleston So    272.16
    289    Pacific    272.95
    290    Stetson    275.82
    291    Tenn-Martin    276.93
    292    SE Louisiana    278.55
    293    Grambling    278.8
    294    Tennessee St    278.87
    295    Wofford    282.02
    296    CS Northridge    283.95
    297    Sacramento St    284.18
    298    Lafayette    284.65
    299    Sam Houston    285.38
    300    UC Irvine    285.51
    301    Colgate    286.27
    302    Southern Utah    286.98
    303    McNeese St    288.87
    304    Youngstown St    289.4
    305    UA Pine Bluff    290
    306    UT Pan American    296.04
    307    Wagner    296.22
    308    Miss Valley St    296.56
    309    Bethune Cookman    297.04
    310    Rider    297.27
    311    South Carolina St    298.36
    312    Texas Southern    303.87
    313    St. Francis NY    305.95
    314    Norfolk St    310.02
    315    Nicholls St    318.13
    316    Centenary    328.13



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    Re: The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    I took the RPIs for the last 10 seasons and made a weighted average of them: (10*2010 + 9*2009 + 8*2008 + ... + 1* 2001)/55.
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    Re: The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

    other than mid Tn being a little high, and Florida St., ????, and maybe Nebby being 22, I think its fairly well done. I'd say ISU is in the top 20 myself, but I am biased.



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    Re: The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

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    I started around 11:30 thinking it'd take half an hour. The problem is CollegeRPI.com isn't always consistent about their team naming, so I had to fix a bunch of team names manually, and that added a bunch of time.



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    Re: The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

    As a beneficiary of mred's OCD, I appreciate his occasional insomnia!!



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    Re: The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by BenEClone View Post
    There's plenty of opportunity to disagree with placement on that list. Just on the 11-25 - I question Middle Tennessee State being as high as 15 or Nebraska as high as 22 or Georgia as low as 24. "Programs" are evaluated over a period of years.
    Yes, Georgia at 24 is way too low. Purdue seems low also.



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    Re: The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    I took the RPIs for the last 10 seasons
    I realize I wasn't clear with this: I took the RPI rankings, not the actual RPIs. That's why a lower number is best.



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    Re: The Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    I took the RPIs for the last 10 seasons and made a weighted average of them: (10*2010 + 9*2009 + 8*2008 + ... + 1* 2001)/55.

    Here are the rankings of the schools who have been Div I all 10 of those seasons:
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