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Calipari’s first UK team missing from’s best to not win title

Photo via UK Athletics ranked the best teams to not win the NCAA basketball championship since 2000, and the 2009-10 Kentucky Wildcats did not make the cut.

And that’s crazy talk.

You kiddin’ me?

Obviously, Kentucky’s 2014-15 team is included (still too soon), but that 38-1 squad is John Calipari’s only UK team to make the list of 10, which includes many teams that weren’t nearly as good as the 2009-10 team.

Here’s the full list, via

2016-17 Gonzaga
2014-15 Kentucky
2014-15 Wisconsin
2014-15 Arizona
2010-11 Ohio State
2009-10 Kansas
2007-08 UCLA
2006-07 Ohio State
2004-05 Illinois
2001-02 Duke

That list is stupid.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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6 Comments for Calipari’s first UK team missing from’s best to not win title

  1. meeksfor3
    11:48 am September 7, 2017 Permalink

    a list like that with Kansas and Duke only on there twice tells me 1 of 2 things are true. Either both of those teams are always overrated and not as good as polls would suggest or this list is BS.

  2. Bill Selfs Hair Piece
    12:23 pm September 7, 2017 Permalink

    3 teams from 2017 are some of the best to not win a title? In the past 17 years 3 teams from the same year are the best? And Gonzaga from last year? I can’t.

  3. J-Dub421
    2:09 pm September 7, 2017 Permalink

    UK’s 09-10 team would crush every team on that list with the exception of the 14-15 UK team.

  4. TBW3011
    2:49 pm September 7, 2017 Permalink

    I agree. That “team” wasn’t that good. Said this forever. I get the star power, but they weren’t super as a unit.

  5. jahanc2uky
    11:41 pm September 7, 2017 Permalink

    OSU 11-12 team had a freshman Aaron Kraft and made the list. HA

  6. symphonist41169
    7:52 am September 8, 2017 Permalink

    UK’s 1984 team should be included. The “Twin Towers” team of Bowie-Turpin forgot how to shoot in the 2nd half vs.Georgetown in the national semi finals, still a great team. Speaking of Georgetown, as much as I hate to admit it their 1985 team that got beat by Villanova in Rupp was a pretty awesome team too.