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catmandoo
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posted 11-20-2020 08:47 PM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
CBS Sports has named Kentucky the Greatest College Basketball Program Ever based on a number of metrics. Kentucky tops the list; followed by North Carolina, Duke, UCLA and Kansas in the top 5.
Here’s how CBS Sports calculated their list:

CBS Sports’ assembly of the 68 best programs in history (read the ranking of Nos. 68-51 and Nos. 50-26) was objectively driven by the data. Still, I did need to come up with categories and assign values to them. I relied upon wins and losses, NCAA Tournament success, conference dominance, NIT titles — because it was a significant tournament for decades, and even still is a marked achievement in today’s age — and the cultivation of NBA talent. Those categories’ points were added up and the master order was determined.

– NCAA Tournament championships (20 points)
– Final Four appearances without a national title (10 points)
– Regular-season titles (5 points)
– Elite Eights without making the Final Four (3 points)
– NIT titles (3 points)
– NCAA Tournament bids (2 points)
– Wins (0.5 points)
– Losses (-0.5 points)
– Wins over ranked opponents (0.5 points)
– Weeks ranked (0.1 point)
– Top-10 NBA picks (5 points)
– 11-30 NBA picks (3 points)
– 31-60 NBA picks (1 point)

The Greatest Tradition in the History of College Basketball has now been named the “Greatest College Basketball Program Ever” by CBS Sports.

The Kentucky men’s basketball program came out on top – and by a large margin – in a data-driven ranking of college basketball’s best programs since the advent of the NCAA Tournament in 1939. UK blew away the competition with 1,931.8 points, nearly 250 points more than North Carolina in second place. Duke ranked third, followed by UCLA and Kansas.

Matt Norlander headed up research to provide “a ranking built much more on statistics and achievements than broad perception or subjective rankings.”

Norlander came up with categories and assigned values to them, assigning points – in order of importance – for NCAA Tournament championships (20 points), Final Four appearances (10 points), regular-season titles (five points), Elite Eights without making the Final Four (three points), NIT titles (three points), NCAA Tournament bids (two points, win (0.5 points), losses (-0.5 points), wins over ranked opponents (0.5 points), weeks ranked (0.1 point), top-10 NBA picks (five points), 11-30 NBA picks (three points) and 31-60 NBA picks (one point).

Data from the NCAA record book, Sports Reference, RealGM.com, CollegePollArchive.com, Stats Inc., school record books, KenPom.com and ESPN’s College Basketball Encyclopedia was used.

Kentucky, the NCAA’s all-time leader in wins (2,319), NCAA Tournament wins (129), NCAA Tournament appearances (58) and NCAA Tournament games (181), ranked among the leaders in nearly every major category.

In addition to leading in the aforementioned fields, UK owns 49 Southeastern Conference regular-season championships, ranks second with eight national titles, is tied for second with 17 Final Fours and is second in Final Four wins with 20.

Of course, Kentucky has really asserted its dominance with its recent NBA Draft success, highlighted again this week when three more Wildcats were selected in the NBA Draft. UK has produced 41 NBA Draft picks, 31 first-rounders, 21 lottery selections and three No. 1 picks in just the last 11 years alone under current head coach John Calipari.

The current Wildcats will look to continue the tradition of dominance next week when they open the 2020-21 season in the Bluegrass Showcase. UK will take on Morehead State on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Rupp Arena on SEC Network.


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posted 11-20-2020 10:31 PM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Cats tradition is unbelievable!

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posted 11-21-2020 10:59 AM      Profile for country cat   Email country cat   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
hey--us cat fans already knew this

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posted 11-21-2020 12:15 PM      Profile for Tiptree   Email Tiptree   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As Al McGuire said... "Kentucky is the Roman Empire of college basketball. They were here before you, and they will be here after you are gone". (may be paraphrased).

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catmandoo
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posted 11-21-2020 07:23 PM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wish we could say that about our football team.
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posted 11-22-2020 09:50 AM      Profile for Bama Cat   Email Bama Cat   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I hope we have a better team ready for next year but I have doubts. We could be returning to the days of yore? [Confused]
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posted 11-22-2020 11:43 AM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
BC, Time will tell but sure haven't given up hope.

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