Pushed by the success of their males’s basketball crew final season, the Arizona Wildcats can maintain their heads excessive on the subject of success of their athletic division as an entire.
CBS Sports activities launched its Greatest in Faculty Sports activities rating for 2021-22 on Monday, with the Wildcats ending thirtieth out of the 130 sports activities applications listed.
Since 2013, CBS Sports activities has put collectively its Greatest in Faculty Sports activities award, which makes use of a weighted formulation that acknowledges every college’s hottest sports activities, together with males’s and ladies’s soccer and basketball.
Arizona had a season to recollect in a wide range of sports activities, together with the lads’s basketball crew that completed 33-4 and earned a No. 1 within the NCAA event within the first season of coach Tommy Lloyd.
Arizona fell into the palms of Houston within the Candy 16.
Arizona girls’s basketball additionally had a memorable season, going 21-8 within the 12 months. Arizona misplaced to North Carolina within the second spherical of the NCAA event.
Soccer is the place the Wildcats fought onerous final season, because the schedule went 1-11 and completed final within the Pac-12.
Rival Arizona State is ranked 57th on the checklist and ranked because the eighth finest Pac-12 crew in 2021-22.
After coming into the season with excessive expectations, Solar Satan males’s basketball went 14-17 and crashed at Stanford within the Pac-12 event to complete the 12 months.
After shedding a handful of assistants as a result of NCAA’s ongoing investigation into the crew’s recruiting practices, Arizona State soccer went 8-5, topped by a 20-13 loss to Wisconsin within the Las Vegas Bowl.
After successful their first 5 of six video games, the Solar Devils retired in the direction of the top of the season, which included two brutal straight losses to BYU and Utah that put an finish to all hopes that they had for an opportunity to play within the Pac – 12 championship.
Solar Satan girls’s basketball went 12-14 final season in Charli Turner Thorne’s ultimate teaching season. The crew misplaced six straight video games to complete 4-9 to Pac-12.
On the CBS Sports activities rankings, the Michigan Wolverines completed as essentially the most constant collegiate athletics program, the college’s second title in three years.
Voting is dealt with by profitable applications in three sports activities – soccer, males’s basketball and ladies’s basketball – together with two “wild playing cards” of the college’s most profitable spectator sports activities: baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse, hockey and wrestling.