Mizzou has the happiest fans. That’s according to MrSEC.com, which looked back on the calendar year of 2013 to see which school enjoyed the most victories in football and men’s basketball. This doesn’t even take into account the volleyball team’s championship and softball team’s appearance in the super regionals. Below is the criteria from the website.
1. We look at wins in only the two revenue sports. Football and men’s basketball are the only two sports that all 14 fanbases take seriously. Some love baseball. Some love women’s basketball. Some love cross-country ballroom dancing. Whatever. Two sports make money. It’s those two sports that we cover here at MrSEC.com. And for this exercise, those two sports are the only ones whose wins we tally.
2. We look only at games played between January 1st, 2013 and December 31st, 2013. So if your team played in a December bowl in 2012-13 it doesn’t count. If your team played in a January 2013 bowl it does count. If your favorite team played in a December bowl in the 2013-14 bowl season it counts. If your favorite team played in a January bowl this year it doesn’t. January 1st through December 31st of 2013 only.
3. The same goes for basketball. From the 2012-13 season we include only those 2013 wins over Division I opponents. From the current 2013-14 season we count only those victories from November and December of last year, none from this year.
4. Just as we count bowl games in football, NIT and NCAA Tournament victories count as well (though in 2013 the SEC didn’t have a whole heckuva lot of those for us to worry about).
2013 rankings/total victories in football and basketball
Kentucky 13 2 10 25