Monday, October 5, 2009

ESPN Ranks NC State #22 Basketball Program of All-Time

There has always been a big debate on where the NC State program falls in the All-Time rankings. With 2 National Championships most would believe that this is one of the better programs in the history of college basketball, however, the last twenty years have dulled the memories of the championship teams that once took the floor in Raleigh. ESPN has released an encyclopedia that lists the rankings of every single D-1 program in the NCAA and NC State falls comfortably in the top 25. Here are the rankings.

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6 Responses to "ESPN Ranks NC State #22 Basketball Program of All-Time"
  1. Pack Leader said...
    October 5, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Great to be in the top-25

    BUT sadly...

    I bet we would have been the same ranking if not higher 20 years ago....

    Unfortunatly the greatness of Case & Sloan have dulled over the years

  2. Bradford said...
    October 5, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    These rankings are not the general consensus of ESPN. One guy ran programs through a statistical analysis procedure to come up with these. Pat Forde disagreed pretty heavily with them. Some of the shortcomings he cites are that too much weight is put on the years before racial integration and not enough weight is put on championships. All postseason victories count for 2 wins, including a national championship. Not sure how our ranking would be affected, but just something to note regarding these rankings.

  3. simonn said...
    October 5, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    NCSU should be a top 10. Next year with our great recruiting class we'll start to reestablish our greatness.

    Go pack!

  4. Anonymous said...
    October 6, 2009 at 8:04 AM

    being ranked 22 is pretty sad given our history-especially when everett case, norm sloan and jim valvano were coaches. however, as wph noted, the last 20 years have dimmed the view.

  5. JAB77 said...
    October 6, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    DeCourcy and Rush the Court both mention NC State as sort of the second tier of great programs thus implying State should be higher rated (at least when compared to Illinois, who was vastly over-rated).

  6. redfred said...
    October 6, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    I don't know about anyone else, but as far as I'm concerned,
    this topic could be the inspiration for about a twenty paragraph R-A-N-T(!!!) from hell!

    But, as a courtesy to others, I'll refrain.


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