College Basketball Conference Realignment: List of Changes

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This is just a quick reference post. We’re in the process of prepping our college basketball section for the 2011-12 season, and part of that process is making sure that all the teams are in their correct new leagues. Surprisingly, it’s a bit difficult to find a short, handy list of all the changes for the upcoming year. The best one we’ve found so far is from Blogging the Bracket.

That page is great, as it shows you the old and new member list for each conference that is undergoing changes. But we wanted to condense it a bit further, and list only the teams that have switched conferences (or dropped out of Division I basketball entirely).

And we figured, as long as we pulled the list together, we might as well share it online, in case anybody else is looking for the info.

So, here you go. A list of conference changes for 2011-12 college basketball:

TeamFrom (2010-11)To (2011-12)
Boise StateWACMountain West
BYUMountain WestWCC
CampbellAtlantic SunBig South
CentenarySummitDivision III
ColoradoBig 12Pac-12
NebraskaBig 12Big Ten
Savannah StateIndependentMEAC
SIU EdwardsvilleIndependentOhio Valley
South DakotaGreat WestSummit
UtahMountain WestPac-12

  • Mark

    On your NCAAF “point spread picks” page there is a “Date Range” dropdown. This dropdown allows me to see the results for each week of the season. Could you make available something like that, from your archives, for the last years NCAAB season? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Mark

  • http://www.teamrankings.com/ David Hess

    Mark,

    That’s definitely something on our list of possible site improvements. Unfortunately, it’s not right at the top, so I couldn’t say for sure when (or even IF) it will get done.

    Sorry, I know that’s not the answer you were looking for. Just know that it IS something we’d like to add.

  • Mark

    David, Thanks for the quick reply. It is not really valuable as a real-time addition. It is handy for keeping our stast accurate in case we miss a day or want to verify our own information.

  • Mark

    Have you changed you programs, for NCAAB, in any way this year. If so do you run the games through your older programs, during the current year, to see if the newer programs are actually doing better than last years programs would do?

  • http://www.teamrankings.com/ David Hess

    For NCAAB, we have a very good history of success, so we actually made no change to our ATS or O/U picks. We did tweak Game Winners a bit, but yes, we tested it against past years to make sure it’s an improvement.

  • Mark

    David, I didn’t make some of  my question clear. I can be like that sometimes. I was wondering if you were going to run this years games through the old programs  while your running them through the new programs, just to see if the new programs are better real-time and not just back-tested. Actually I’m real nervous about programs that seemed to work well being changed. (I hope I explained it better this time.) 

  • http://www.teamrankings.com/ David Hess

    Mark, we trained our programs on older years, and then tested against the most recent years to make sure there was an improvement on out-of-sample data. We’re not all that worried about the new logic being worse. Bit if you’re concerned, the old logic almost always simply used the Decision Tree pick. So if you follow along with that model, you’ll be getting very close to the old logic.