- Aug 28, 2011
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Landing the #1 recruit in the country coming off the national championship is not a feat performed by pretenders.
Just curious, why would you include Indiana in Tier 1 but not UConn?
Yeah, unless UConn wins back to back, I'm not going to say UConn is way ahead of Florida. What they did a few years ago is not something to disregard.
Florida's success is more or less isolated to those two years. Yes, they made it on a whim to the final in 2000, but so did Georgia Tech in 2004. Florida is not tier two, probably tier three. Indiana deserves to be tier one, because there's too much to ignore, and with that many titles, only two programs have more, you can't not put them there. Right now, I'd leave us just behind the cream of the crop, but very, very close now. Here's how I'd put it:
Syracuse - too many program wins to be lower
Temple and St. John's for their overall wins
You could make arguments for a lot more here, but I put every team with multiple titles, save USF because they've really done nothing other than the Bill Russel years.