Happy Holidays — and a Final “Final Four Sets Lost” 1998 to 2009

We confess, we’re still suckers for the movie version of Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story” (excerpt above). So, we hope your holidays are everything you wish for. But please, don’t shoot your eye out!

We’ll be on vacation from today through Sunday. In the meantime, here’s an updated version of our sortable table showing season won-lost records, and sets won and lost (in both cases, including results from the NCAA Tournment) for all the Final Four teams from 1998 through 2009. You can click on the arrow at the top of each column to reorder (e.g. by place finish, conference, number of matches won or lost, number of sets won or lost).

Won Lost Records (Matches and Sets): Final Four Teams from 1998 to 2009

YearTeamConferenceNCAA FinishWins (Matches)Losses (Matches)Wins (Sets)Losses (Sets)
2009Penn StateBig 10First3801148
2008Penn StateBig TenFirst3801142
2007Penn State Big TenFirst34210418
2006Nebraska Big 12First33110114
2005WashingtonPac 10First3219810
2004Stanford Pac 10First3069835
2003USC Pac 10First3501058
2002USC Pac 10First3119512
2001Stanford Pac 10First33210121
2000NebraskaBig 12First34010213
1999Penn State Big TenFirst36111015
1998Long Beach Big WestFirst3601088
2001Long Beach Big WestSecond331NANA
1998Nebraska Big 12Semi-finals3229916
2004USC Pac 10Semi-finals2367632
2001Nebraska Big 12Semi-finals3129414
2005Nebraska Big 12Second33210115
2006WashingtonPac 10Semi-finals2959226
2008Nebraska Big 12Semi-finals3139721
1999Stanford Pac 10Second3139518
2007USC Pac 10Semi-finals2959135
2002Stanford Pac 10Second32510227
2000USCPac 10Semi-finals2938720
2006Stanford Pac 10Second3049219
2007Stanford Pac 10Second32310124
2008Stanford Pac 10Second3149523
2003MinnesotaBig TenSemi-finals26118549
2004MinnesotaBig TenSecond33510534
2004WashingtonPac 10Semi-finals2838923
1999Long Beach Big WestSemi-finals3149523
2007CaliforniaPac 10Semi-finals2688736
2006UCLAPac 10Semi-finals33410424
1999PacificBig WestSemi-finals323NANA
2000WisconsinBig TenSecond334NANA
2001ArizonaPac 10Semi-finals2557925
2005Santa ClaraWCCSemi-finals2758830
2008TexasBig 12Semi-finals2949424
2009TexasBig 12Second2929113
2009MinnesotaBig 10Semi-finals2898841
1998Penn StateBig TenSecond3411046