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jimithing11
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What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)

In football, a team needs to basically stay perfect the entire season to even have a shot of one of the top spots in the BCS. Every game is treated like the most important of the season. If you lose, title hopes likely are flushed out the window. However, even when the new format starts, teams only have to win two games, as opposed to at least three with NFL teams.

In baseball, teams must qualify for the field, win the regionals, super regionals, advance to the championship, then win 2 of 3 games in the championship series. Unlike basketball, a team can still lose and come back strong the next day and move on.

In basketball, a team must win six consecutive games to cut down the nets. You lose, you're out. Sometimes, the winner ends up being the team that got hot at the right time (UConn several years ago), instead of the best team start to finish winning it.

What says the MSB. What is the hardest, and why?

I'd probably say basketball. Teams like Indiana, Ohio State, Gonzaga, Miami, Kansas had great years this season but fell short in one game and saw the season end.
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TigersSEC2010
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
Basketball or Baseball.

Both are very streaky.


craigbiggio
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
Basketball


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VerlanderBEAST
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
There is no NCAA Championship in FBS football


jimithing11
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
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There is no NCAA Championship in FBS football



technically, yes

fixed to include "collegiate championship"


Walt OReilly
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
baseball has it right IMO


VABuckeye
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
Basketball. First you have to get to the tournament and then one loss and you're done.


SDwhodat
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
Basketball


VerlanderBEAST
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
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technically, yes

fixed to include "collegiate championship"


Its still not a legitimate championship


Tiger Nation 84
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
Will be semi legit after playoffs, whenever the finally let an 8 to 16 team field play for the title then it will be legit...


Sophandros
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
Football because even if you go undefeated, if you aren't in the "right" conference, you aren't going to be given a shot.


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ohiovol
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
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Will be semi legit after playoffs, whenever the finally let an 8 to 16 team field play for the title then it will be legit...


How does adding about 10 teams who deserve no shot at a national title make the championship more legit?


Sophandros
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
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How does adding about 10 teams who deserve no shot at a national title make the championship more legit?



Does Wichita State deserve a shot at the hoops title?


H-Town Tiger
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
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Its still not a legitimate championship


to you


VerlanderBEAST
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to you

Legit championship = won on field
Not legit championships = voted on


H-Town Tiger
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
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Football because even if you go undefeated, if you aren't in the "right" conference, you aren't going to be given a shot


and at least once even if you are in the right conference.

quote:

How does adding about 10 teams who deserve no shot at a national title make the championship more legit?


I think 4 is a good number, 8 starts to water it down a little, but would not be the end of the world. 16 would only be acceptable if they guarenteed a spot for all conference winners.

But the crux of the issue is this: is it worse to include some teams that may not be deserving or to exclude teams that are deserving?


ohiovol
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
It probably depends on how good you are. If you aren't either an elite coach or recruiter, you'll probably never have much of a chance in football unless you inherit a powerhouse, are coaching at Texas, or have 200,000 to spend on a quarterback.

If you're not an elite coach, you're probably more likely to get an opportunity in college basketball.


I don't know anything about college baseball, so I won't comment about how difficult it is to win.


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tigercross
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
Irrelevant, but I think the "best" team wins most often in baseball followed by football.
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Frozen four


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PhiTiger1764
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re: What's the hardest collegiate championship to win? (football, bball, baseball)
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Legit championship = won on field Not legit championships = voted on


At large bids to postseason play is voted on as well

ETA: Basketball. To answer the OP. For all the reasons stated above
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