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Top Basketball Programs...Last 10 Years

2/08/2006

Right before the season, my boy Clooney posed the question: "What are the top 10 basketball programs, either current or all-time?" With the help of the JCI, we can rank teams over multiple seasons, say the last 10 years. But before I post the results, I thought I'd throw the topic out there for discussion. Who do you think would be in the top 10 over the last 10 years (note the change, originally I had 5 years but switched it to 10)? Or put another way, if you had to create a bracket using performance over the last 5 years instead of the current year, who would be your 1 seeds, 2 seeds, etc? Post your comments below.

6 comments:

  1. bigwego said...:

    Top 10 Programs last 5 years:

    duke
    uconn
    syracuse
    maryland
    north carolina
    michigan state
    illinois
    arizona
    kentucky
    kansas

    Others to mention:

    oklahoma state
    gonzaga
    cincinnati
    wisconsin
    texas
    pittsburgh
    florida
    washington

  1. Clooney said...:

    I had originally replied via e-mail but it looks like Wego and I have the same teams...although slightly different order.

    Duke
    Kentucky
    Kansas
    UConn
    Michigan State
    Illinois
    Syracuse
    Maryland
    Arizona
    North Carolina (only because they had some down years when Daugherty was coach)

    I agree with the 'Others to mention" but maybe add Oklahoma to that list.

  1. bigwego said...:

    cloon.

    my issue with your list is all 5 of the last 5 champs have solid resumes over the designated time period. i have a hard time putting anyone who has no ring above those 5. i thought hard about both msu and illini, but couldnt do it. no ring, then no top 5. only way i can validate an argument against that is if they had multiple second place finishes and your top 5 of kentucky, kansas and msu do not fit that bill. when we move to last 10 years, i feel those 3 will be recognized. not scrutinizing your list too much because you probably just did this off top of your head or thought about it a while, but no hard research, just validating where i was coming from.

    granted there is much less luck involved, but i feel it is like our fantasy football league. no matter what, the top 10 teams of all time are the 10 champs. after that, there can be plenty of discussion, but those 10 teams are locked in those slots. even the beamteam from 2 years ago. a ring is a ring, and like my main man ronnie harper used to stutter, it ddddont mean a thththing if you aint got thththat ring.

    wego

  1. chas113072 said...:

    My top 10...

    North Carolina
    Uconn
    Michigan State
    Duke
    Illinois
    Kentucky
    Cincinnati
    Illinois
    Arizona
    Maryland

  1. chas113072 said...:

    My top 10...

    North Carolina
    Uconn
    Michigan State
    Duke
    Illinois
    Kentucky
    Cincinnati
    Illinois
    Arizona

  1. Clooney said...:

    Just to clarify...I agre with Wego's assessment of needing the ring. However I was taking a guess as to which programs would show up on the list "according to the JCI"...which as far as I know do not take championships into account.

 
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