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14 years of drought, Is it really weird?

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

How many championships should a fan demand over the course of 14 years? As a UB fan, I started with the Mid American Conference...

MAC:
2001 - Kent State
2002 - Kent State
2003 - Central Michigan
2004 - Western Michigan
2005 - Ohio
2006 - Kent State
2007 - Miami
2008 - Kent State
2009 - Akron
2010 - Ohio
2011 - Akron
2012 - Ohio
2013 - Akron
2014 - Western Michigan

There were only 6 different conference champions over the past 14 years. Not winning once during that span is not unheard of, apparently there is actually a 50/50 chance of this happening!? If wiki is to be believed, Bowling Green has appeared in more than twice as many conference tournaments as UB, and they haven't won it all yet either.

Attempting to validate this trend, I looked into two neighboring conferences, two similar quality mid-majors, and two high major conferences.


America East:
2001 - Hofstra
2002 - Boston University
2003 - Vermont
2004 - Vermont
2005 - Vermont
2006 - Albany
2007 - Albany
2008 - UMBC
2009 - Binghamton
2010 - Vermont
2011 - Boston University
2012 - Vermont
2013 - Albany
2014 - Albany

Only 6 different conference champions over the past 14 years. 9 total teams, and a 66% chance to win the title.


MAAC:
2001 - Iona
2002 - Siena
2003 - Manhattan
2004 - Manhattan
2005 - Niagria
2006 - Iona
2007 - Niagria
2008 - Siena
2009 - Siena
2010 - Siena
2011 - St. Peters
2012 - Loyola
2013 - Iona
2014 - Manhattan

Only 6 different conference champions over the past 14 years. 11 total teams, and a 55% chance to win the title.


Horizon:
2001 - Butler
2002 - UIC
2003 - Milwaukee
2004 - UIC
2005 - Milwaukee
2006 - Milwaukee
2007 - Wright State
2008 - Butler
2009 - Clevland
2010 - Butler
2011 - Butler
2012 - Detroit
2013 - Valparaiso
2014 - Milwaukee

Only 7 different conference champions over the past 14 years. 9 total teams, and a 78% chance to win the title.


Missouri Valley:
2001 - Indiana State
2002 - Creighton
2003 - Creighton
2004 - Northern Iowa
2005 - Creighton
2006 - Southern Illinois
2007 - Creighton
2008 - Drake
2009 - Northern Iowa
2010 - Northern Iowa
2011 - Indiana State
2012 - Creighton
2013 - Creighton
2014 - Wichita State

Only 6 different conference champions over the past 14 years. 10 total teams, and a 60% chance to win the title.


ACC:
2001 - Duke
2002 - Duke
2003 - Duke
2004 - Maryland
2005 - Duke
2006 - Duke
2007 - North Carolina
2008 - North Carolina
2009 - Duke
2010 - Duke
2011 - Duke
2012 - Florida State
2013 - Miami
2014 - Virginia

Only 6 different conference champions over the past 14 years. 15 total teams, and a 40% chance to win the title.


PAC 12:
2001 - Stanford
2002 - Oregon
2003 - Arizona
2004 - Stanford
2005 - Arizona
2006 - UCLA
2007 - UCLA
2008 - UCLA
2009 - Washington
2010 - California
2011 - Arizona
2012 - Washington
2013 - UCLA
2014 - Arizona

Only 6 different conference champions over the past 14 years. 12 total teams, and a 50% chance to win the title. (call it 55-60% considering they only had 10 teams for most of those years)


The bottom line is that I think we as a fan base can be overly demanding at times. But hey, it's good to want to win!

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