College basketball is still a few months away from returning, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to talk hoops. With the 2019 season in the distant future, Ken Pomeroy put together an interesting project and released his rankings for the best programs – since 1997.
Pomeroy is known for putting together advanced statistics for almost any category in college hoops. His latest work is yet another example of his expertise.
It’s hard to argue against the teams placed in Pomeroy’s top 10, but the order should certainly spark a debate.
According to Pomeroy, the best program in college basketball since 1997 is Duke. After all, Mike Krzyzewski has led the team to three national championships during that span.
Here is the top 10 from Ken Pomeroy:
- North Carolina
- Michigan State
It’s not too surprising of a list toward the top as the trio of Duke, Kentucky and Kansas is considered basketball royalty. Seeing Arizona in the No. 5 spot is interesting considering it hasn’t made a Final Four appearance since 2001.
The full list from KenPom was shared on his Twitter account.
If you want to argue about something, I ranked every D-1 program from 1-353. A handy reference if you get multiple head coaching or scholarship offers.https://t.co/7LxB180013
— Ken Pomeroy (@kenpomeroy) August 9, 2019
Pomeroy also included the best and worst years – statistically speaking – for each program that he ranked.
College basketball fans – do you think his top 10 is accurate?