With Oklahoma football coming off a College Football Playoff berth and the basketball team in the Final Four, how do the Sooners compare to the best combined football-basketball seasons since the beginning of the BCS era?

By Zac Ellis
April 01, 2016

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Oklahoma is riding a pretty big high in its athletic department. This fall the Sooners’ football team won the Big 12 title, reached the College Football Playoff and finished the season with 11 wins. This week the men’s basketball team is preparing to play in the Final Four in Houston.

It’s rare for schools to enjoy such a high level of success in both sports during the same season, but Oklahoma is hardly the first to do so. And even if the Sooners win the NCAA tournament on Monday, they won’t have completed the best combined football-basketball season in recent history. SI.com ranked the top 10 combined seasons since the beginning of the BCS era, including teams’ final records and rankings.

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Other notables: 1999–2000 Wisconsin, 2002–03 Oklahoma, 2010–11 Ohio State, 2013–14 Michigan State, 2014–15 Michigan State

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