Well school finished today for me. It was a good year, other than the fact that I got sick and missed a month in school. I think Cal has been out for a few weeks now, and so this is a look back at this past season of Cal athletics.
First, football. The team went 9-4 with a bowl win over Miami. Personally, I think it was a successful season. It wasn't groundbreaking, sure, but it was a solid season and one that we can be proud of. This wasn't the most talented team, but I think the played to their level. Any non-elite team is bound to lose on mistake game a year (Arizona), plus we lost 3 tough road games. All of the teams we lost to won bowl games. I am giving this season a grade of B+. Solid, and a good building block for future success. What grade would you guys give the season?
Now basketball. To quote CBK "Holy Balls Wow". We expected nothing and got a great season. Monty laughs at you and your predictions of us being 9th in the Pac. Jerome Randle found himself, PChris made himself into a draft pick, and JORGE IS A FUCKING GOD. This season gets an A. Who cares that we lost our NCAA game. This season was a treat. What grade would you guys give the season?
I was going to do a list of all the teams that finished in the top 4 of their sport, but finding out the info on this was harder than anticipated. If you want to give a shout out to any team, I can include it in the post. I believe we are currently 5th in the Director's Cup. All hail Sandy!
LeonPowe posted this in the comments and I thought it would be good to share:Cal's current/final rankins in various sports
W. Swimming & Diving (5-5, 4-4 Pac-10) No. 1 NCAA Finish
M. Crew Varsity 8+ (1-1, Pac-10 Champion) No. 1 USRowing
W. Crew Varsity 8+ (4-1, 1-1 Pac-10) No. 2 USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association
Rugby (30-2) No. 2 USA Rugby
M. Gymnastics (17-8) No. 4 Troester
W. Water Polo (30-6, 3-4 MPSF) No. 5 Collegiate Water Polo Association
M. Swimming & Diving (6-2, 3-2 Pac-10) No. 6 CSCAA
Volleyball (26-7, 13-5 Pac-10, third) No. 6 Bison/AVCA, No. 7 Molten/Volleyball Magazine
M. Water Polo (19-9, 4-4 MPSF, fifth) No. 7 Collegiate Water Polo Association
W. Tennis (22-5, 7-1 Pac-10, second) No. 9 Campbell’s/ITA College Tennis Rankings
M. Indoor Track and Field No. 12 NCAA Finish
M. Soccer (12-4-5, 5-2-3 Pac-10) No. 12 NSCAA
W. Basketball (27-7, 15-3 Pac-10) No. 13 Associated Press, No. 14 ESPN/USA Today
Softball (38-20, 10-10 Pac-10) No. 14 NFCA, No. 16 ESPN
M. Track and Field No. 15 USTFCCCA
Football (9-4, 6-3 Pac-10, fourth) No. 25 USA Today
W. Golf No. 25 Golfweek