We all know that this year's Colorado basketball team is a young and relatively inexperienced team but a fellow SB Nation site recently did some interesting research that really illustrates how the Buffs compare with the rest of NCAA basketball.
So which teams this year have the best combination of talent and experience this year? Below is the top 25.
|North Carolina Central||MEAC||2.2||2.69||5.918|
|Saint Mary's||West Coast||2.474||2.36||5.83864|
Well Jon, that's great, but what about the Buffs? Well, to find Colorado you have to look at the raw data because they are nowhere near the Top 25. Colorado comes in at No. 308 out of the 352 schools that are featured. The Buffs score a 2.917 in recruiting and a .93 in experience to total out at a 2.713. Looking just at recruiting, Colorado comes in at No. 56 (thank goodness Tad Boyle is a significantly better judge of talent than any of the recruiting sites). In the experience category the Buffs are No. 15, behind only Kentucky, Kansas, Texas and South Carolina amongst BCS schools.
Now in college basketball recruiting is obviously significantly more important than experience but it's an interesting thing to think about nonetheless. Discuss and dissect.