Sometimes, when your a sports publication, there’s a lull in the season and you hit a wall on providing original content. But that’s okay. When that happens, you can always do fun things like make all-time lists. Providing a prime example of this, CBS Sports folks released their Top 16 College Hoops Teams of All-Time today. CBS’s Gary Parrish, Jeff Goodman, Matt Norlander, and Jeff Borzello each made their own personalized ballot. As expected, the illustrious 1996 National Champion Kentucky Wildcats appear on each list (any list not including them would be ludicrous).
Check out the lists below…
Because you’re all keen readers, you immediately noticed where the Cats were ranked in each list and then skimmed the rest, just as I did. You results in these four polls vary – Parrish and Norlander list them at #2, Goodman goes with #6, and Borzello throws them in at #5. That gives the 1996 team an averaging all-time ranking of 3.75.
1968 UCLA received three first place votes, with 1973 UCLA receiving the remaining one. The other teams to be placed ahead of UK by the four bloggers include 1976 Indiana, 1956 San Francisco, and 1982 North Carolina. These ballots actually have an effect – CBS is airing a show in March on the top 16 teams in history and asked the guys to give their input.
I think the ’96 team is top 5 all-time, without a doubt. #3 is a safe bet, but I like them at #2 (hell, even #1, amirite?) What say you? Fair rankings? Is #6 too low, thus causing your hate for Goodman to grow?