ESPN’s College Basketball Nation blog is currently counting down the top-50 college basketball programs in the last half-century. A program obtains points simply depending on how successful it is and was over the past fifty years. A program can also lose points for a down era, a scandal or a variety of other reasons.
The rankings are derived from an unique point system that is explained in full below.
Today, Saint Joseph’s was ranked 40th, (197 points) placing them in a three-way tie along with Florida and St. John’s.
Positive marks for the Hawks came from 13 regular-season conference titles, 11 conference tournament titles and an undefeated regular season in 2003-2004. St. Joe’s did most of their damage early on, as ESPN ranks them as the 10th best team of the 1960s.
Jameer Nelson is the only recent Hawk to make the list and Phil Martelli, who has the most wins in program history, was passed over in favor of Dr. Jack Ramsay as the “50 in 50 Coach”. Nelson was joined in the starting five by Matt Guokas Jr., Clifford Anderson, Mike Bantom and Tony Costner.
With 39 teams remaining, what other City 6 teams will we see on the list?
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