Men's Basketball
Illinois Listed Sixth in ESPN/Sagarin All-Time College Basketball Rankings

 
Illinois is No. 6 in the ESPN/Sagarin All-Time College Basketball Rankings.
Illinois is No. 6 in the ESPN/Sagarin All-Time College Basketball Rankings.
 

Oct. 5, 2009

Champaign, Ill. - ESPN has published a new book, the College Basketball Encyclopedia, which chronicles the players, coaches and teams throughout the history of the sport. As part of that book, Jeff Sagarin applied his computer ratings formula to produce an all-time rankings list for NCAA Division I teams, dating back to the 1938 season when the first NCAA Championship was held.

Illinois is at No. 6 on the ESPN/Sagarin All-Time College Basketball Rankings. Eight of the Top 15 teams, meanwhile, are from the Big Ten. In addition to the all-time list for all 330 teams, Top 40 rankings were determined by decade. Illinois checked in at No. 3 in the 1940s, No. 2 in the '50s, No. 12 in the '60s, No. 4 in the '80s, No. 29 in the '90s, and No. 6 in the 2000s.

Following is the Top 25 from the ESPN/Sagarin All-Time College Basketball Rankings
1. Kentucky
2. UCLA
3. Kansas
4. North Carolina
5. Indiana
6. ILLINOIS
7. Duke
8. Purdue
9. Ohio State
10. Iowa
11. Louisville
12. Notre Dame
13. Michigan
14. Minnesota
15. Michigan State
16. St. John's
17. Cincinnati
18. Oklahoma State
19. Utah
20. Oklahoma
21. Villanova
22. N.C. State
23. Syracuse
24. Marquette
25. Southern California

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