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Old 04-02-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default best college team ever for single season?

'76 undefeated hoosiers?
back to back florida gators?(hope not)
one of the walton or alcindor ucla squads?
'92 blue devils or 96 kentucky wildcats?
who do you think?

here is a top 10 list made by espn.not sure when it was made
http://espn.go.com/page2/s/list/grea...asketball.html
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:23 AM   #2
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'76 Hoosiers. Bob Knight - what a crazy sob
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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For swagger purposes I am gonna roll with the Runnin Rebels.
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:19 AM   #4
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UNLV......08' memphis tigers not trailing far behind everyone said Tennessee would beat them and they believed them thats why they have one loss other wise they would be undefeated and in everyones top 5. memphis is a great team were lucky to be watching them and will still talk about them in 20 years
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:36 PM   #5
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UNLV......08' memphis tigers not trailing far behind everyone said Tennessee would beat them and they believed them thats why they have one loss other wise they would be undefeated and in everyones top 5. memphis is a great team were lucky to be watching them and will still talk about them in 20 years

It's strange, but the 2 best, most dominant teams I ever saw didn't win the title...The '83 Phi Slamma Jamma Houston Team, and the '91 Tark LJ/Augmon Rebels.


P.S. That list sucks. Another example of ESPN writers being completely moronic. It's just sad these peole have jobs writing about basketball; what a waste.

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Old 04-07-2008, 10:01 PM   #6
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:53 PM   #7
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I know. What is up with the no love for UNLV? That 1990 squad and 1991 squad of UNLV was tough to beat. I know Duke beat them in 1991 but sill, UNLV was no joke.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:10 AM   #8
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Early 90s UNLV was the best college team I've seen play live. But you've gotta think one of those UCLA teams had to be it, what'd they win, like 90 straight?
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:51 PM   #9
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No, they didn't win 90 straight, considering they lost the title game in '91 and lost 5 games in '90.

That ESPN list isn't awful. There are plenty of other teams you could could put up for consideration, but I can't quarrel with any of those teams being considered.

I only feel qualified to talk about teams in the last 20 years, considering I'm only 24, but I think I know enough about teams dating back to the early 1980's to comment). Not that I don't know about the '75 and '76 Hoosiers, all the UCLA teams, the '60 Buckeyes, etc. I just think it's hard to compare teams from that era to the modern era. The MJ/Worthy UNC team, Ewing's Georgetown team, Phi Slamma Jamma teams, etc, are more comparable, but I'll only talk about teams I've seen myself.

Without going into detail, I'd rank the best college teams of my viewing lifetime as such:

1. 91 UNLV, even though they threw the title game
2. 96 Kentucky
3. 92 Duke
4. 99 Duke
5. 90 UNLV
6. 05 UNC
7. 07 Florida
8. 04 UConn
9. 01 Duke
10. 89 Illinois
11. 97 Kansas (even though they lost in the Sweet 16, they were 34-1 before that....you play that tourney 20 times, I bet they win it about 12 times.)
12. 02 Maryland
13. 02 Kansas
14. 99 UConn
15. 08 Kansas
16. 05 Illinois
17. 98 UNC
18. 91 Duke
19. 00 Michigan State
20. 06 Florida
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:13 AM   #10
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Check out stellarcollegebballgame.com. It is a free text-based college basketball simulation that includes historical teams. It lists the following as the greatest college basketball teams (and enables you to play them against each other):

1954 Kentucky
1956 San Fransisco
1957 North Carolina
1960 Ohio State
1968 UCLA
1972 UCLA
1974 North Carolina State
1976 Indiana
1979 Michigan State
1984 North Carolina
1987 Syracuse
1992 Duke
1996 Kentucky
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:43 AM   #11
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Check out stellarcollegebballgame.com. It is a free text-based college basketball simulation that includes historical teams. It lists the following as the greatest college basketball teams (and enables you to play them against each other):

1954 Kentucky
1956 San Fransisco
1957 North Carolina
1960 Ohio State
1968 UCLA
1972 UCLA
1974 North Carolina State
1976 Indiana
1979 Michigan State
1984 North Carolina
1987 Syracuse
1992 Duke
1996 Kentucky

Billy Packer must run that sight. He's the only guy out there that has actually seen some of those old teams play. 1954 Kentucky?
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:29 PM   #12
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Billy Packer must run that sight. He's the only guy out there that has actually seen some of those old teams play. 1954 Kentucky?


I know it. Another case of "basketball people" overthinking things and thinking there is a particle of truth to their idiocy.

I would LOVE to see then Olajuwon/Drexler Houston team or the 91 UNLV team play 1954 Kentucky.

Can you say 132-38?
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:43 PM   #13
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You have to look at things within the context of their times. Sure, teams today would kick the ass of teams from the past. The game has evolved and so have the athletes. For that matter, a middle-of-the-road team from today could probably beat that 1954 Kentucky team handily.

But you have to look at what they accomplished in their era. In the context of their time. That isn't "overthinking."
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:44 PM   #14
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No, they didn't win 90 straight, considering they lost the title game in '91 and lost 5 games in '90.

Nice reading comprehension. "But you've gotta think one of those UCLA teams had to be it, what'd they win, like 90 straight?"
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:50 PM   #15
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Meh, I read too fast misread "UCLA" for "UNLV." Oh well.

If a simple error like that is the most egregious error I make in reading comprehension (and that isn't what "reading comprehension" really means, anyway, but whatever), I'm doing pretty well, I'd say.
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