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CBS Sports 2021-22 "Top 25 Best College Sports" Ranking

At the end of last month, Texas Longhorns won the LEARFIELD Director’s Cup for the second consecutive year. It was thanks to the Longhorns’ three spring national championships and four overall titles during the 2021-22 athletic season.

This meant that Texas finished with 1,449.50 points, clearing second place Stanford by nearly 1,000 points (1,352.25). Three Big Ten Schools ranked in the Top 25 of the LEARFIELD Director’s Cup, including 3rd in Michigan (1,245.25), 4th in Ohio State University (1,184.50), and 24th in Wisconsin (795.00).

In the 2021-22 LEAR FIELD Director’s Cup, Iowa won 55th place nationwide. This was the penultimate of the Big Ten teams.

CBS Sports has various rankings that rate the 2021-22 sports season and will make Hawkeye fans happier. CBS Sports’ “Best College Sports” ranking uses a weighted formula that recognizes sports of widespread interest.

All FBS programs are rated on three sports: soccer, men’s basketball and women’s basketball, and two “wild cards”: baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse, hockey and wrestling.

The weighted formula focuses 2.5 times more on soccer and 2.0 times more on men’s basketball than any other sport. Teams that do not finish in the final AP Top 25 of football and play in the bowl will be awarded 62.5 points (25 x 2.5). (Teams that opted out of the bowl game or canceled the post-season contest scored 62.5 points in soccer.) The team that created the men’s NIT scored 20 points (10 x 2) and WNIT. The team will get 10 points. For all titles settled through brackets, such as NCAA tournaments, the total points are based on the number of participants. All other sports champions will receive 100 points in the official national championship created by longtime CBS Sports producer J. Darin Darst. – CBS Sports.

Weighted formulas probably make sense to evaluate college sports. At a minimum, it provides fans with a set of different rankings to use or ignore in discussions about which programs had the best years of exercise between 2021 and 22.

Let’s see how CBS Sports ranked the entire Top 25 and how points were assigned.

25th place: Clemson Tigers

Charles Le Claire-USA Today Sports

Total score: 317.75

football: 153.75

Men’s basketball: 0

Women’s basketball: 0

Wildcard 1: 100

Wildcard 2: 64

No.24: Auburn Tigers

John Reed-USA Today Sports

Total score: 320.50

football: 62.5

Men’s basketball: 100

Women’s basketball: 0

Wildcard 1: 80

Wildcard 2: 78 78

23rd: Oklahoma State Cowboys

Brett Rojo-USA Today Sports

Total score: 323.80

football: 180

Men’s basketball: 0

Women’s basketball: 0

Wildcard 1: 80

Wildcard 2: 78 78

No. 22: North Carolina State Wolfpack

Samna Baro-USATODAY Sports

Total score: 325.50

football: 135

Men’s basketball: 0

Women’s basketball: 73

Wildcard 1: 67.5

Wildcard 2: 50

21st place: Wisconsin Badgers

Jeff Hanish-USA Today Sports

Total score: 326.50

football: 62.50

Men’s basketball: 100

Women’s basketball: 0

Wildcard 1: 100

Wildcard 2: 64

No. 20: UCLA Bruins

JayneKamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Total score: 331.25

football: 62.5

Men’s basketball: 128

Women’s basketball: Ten

Wildcard 1: 66.75

Wildcard 2: 64

No. 19: Texas Longhorns

Total score: 336.00

football: 0

Men’s basketball: 100

Women’s basketball: 73

Wildcard 1: 90

Wildcard 2: 73

Tie 17th: Iowa State Cyclone

Iowa State University football

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA Today Sports

Total score: 336.50

football: 62.5

Men’s basketball: 128

Women’s basketball: 64

Wildcard 1: 57 57

Wildcard 2: twenty five

Tie 17th: BYU Cougars

Kirby Lee-USA Today Sports

Total score: 336.50

football: 137.5

Men’s basketball: 20

Women’s basketball: twenty five

Wildcard 1: 90

Wildcard 2: 64

No.16: Oremis Rebels

Chuck Cook-USATODAY Sports

Total score: 340.00

football: 165

Men’s basketball: 0

Women’s basketball: twenty five

Wildcard 1: 100

Wildcard 2: 50

No. 15: Kentucky Wildcats

Jordan Praser-USATODAY Sports

Total score: 345.75

football: 140

Men’s basketball: 50

Women’s basketball: twenty five

Wildcard 1: 66.75

Wildcard 2: 64

14th place: Utah Utes

Kirby Lee-USA Today Sports

Total score: 346.25

football: 161.25

Men’s basketball: 0

Women’s basketball: 50

Wildcard 1: 85

Wildcard 2: 50

13th place: Tennessee volunteer

Randy Sirtin-USA Today Sports

Total score: 354.50

football: 62.5

Men’s basketball: 100

Women’s basketball: 64

Wildcard 1: 64

Wildcard 2: 64

12th place: Miami Hurricanes

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Total score: 356.00

football: 62.5

Men’s basketball: 156

Women’s basketball: 50

Wildcard 1: 50

Wildcard 2: 37.5

11th place: Michigan State Spartans

Vincent Calquietta-USATODAY Sports

Total score: 371.25

football: 172.5

Men’s basketball: 100

Women’s basketball: 0

Wildcard 1: 66.75

Wildcard 2: 32

10th place: Iowa Hawkeye

Jeffrey Becker-USA Today Sports

Total score: 373.25

football: 127.5

Men’s basketball: 50

Women’s basketball: 50

Wildcard 1: 85

Wildcard 2: 60.75

9th place: Georgia Bulldogs

Mark J. Levirus-USATODAY Sports

Total score: 395.50

football: 250

Men’s basketball: 0

Women’s basketball: 50

Wildcard 1: 50

Wildcard 2: 45.5

8th place: Alabama Crimson Tide

Bret Davis-USA Today Sports

Total score: 396.25

football: 225

Men’s basketball: 50

Women’s basketball: 0

Wildcard 1: 71.25

Wildcard 2: 50

7th place: Baylor Bears

Stephen Liu-USA Today Sports

Total score: 401.50

football: 187.5

Men’s basketball: 100

Women’s basketball: 50

Wildcard 1: 64

Wildcard 2: 0

6th place: Oklahoma Sooners

Daniel Dan-USA Today Sports

Total score: 438.75

football: 168.75

Men’s basketball: 20

Women’s basketball: 50

Wildcard 1: 100

Wildcard 2: 100

5th place: Arkansas Razor Bucks

Matt Pendleton-USATODAY Sports

Total score: 459.50

football: 132.5

Men’s basketball: 146

Women’s basketball: twenty five

Wildcard 1: 83

Wildcard 2: 73

4th place: North Carolina Tar Heels

Bob Donan-USATODAY Sports

Total score: 470.50

football: 62.5

Men’s basketball: 180

Women’s basketball: 64

Wildcard 1: 100

Wildcard 2: 64

3rd place: Ohio State Buckeyes

Kirby Lee-USA Today Sports

Total score: 506.75

football: 183.75

Men’s basketball: 100

Women’s basketball: 50

Wildcard 1: 100

Wildcard 2: 73

2nd place: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Mark J. Levirus-USATODAY Sports

Total score: 512.50

football: 187.5

Men’s basketball: 100

Women’s basketball: 64

Wildcard 1: 83

Wildcard 2: 78 78

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