Associated Press Ranks the University of Washington Huskies Mens Basketball program as 52nd in the nation of all time
I came across the AP All-time top 100 NCAA men’s basketball program ranking and just out of curiosity, checked upon where the University of Washington Huskies fell into that list. Per the article that ensued, the ranking was based upon:
"To determine the all-time Top 100, the AP formula counted poll appearances (one point each) to mark consistency and No. 1 rankings (two points each) to acknowledge elite programs. Keep in mind that AP doesn’t release a poll after the NCAA Tournament, so eventual national champions are not factored into these rankings. Instead, this list focuses more on those programs that consistently appear in the poll and/or at the top during the regular seasons."
So the poll was not votes cast by fans, nor by the emotional attachments of a few AP writers to their Alma Mater.
Still, I was curious how the University of Washington Huskies Men’s basketball program stood among the peers in the PAC-12.
The top ranked PAC-12 team in the list is as follows:
UCLA – Ranked 4th
Arizona – Ranked8th
Utah – Ranked 39th
Stanford – Ranked 40th
USC – Ranked 50th
Washington – Ranked 52nd
Oregon State-Ranked 60th
Oregon -Ranked 66th
California -Ranked 77th
Arizona State-Ranked 79th
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Despite the poor showing of the Washington Huskies Mens Basketball team this season, the Huskies have enjoyed success in the past. In fact, the UW Huskies have played in 16 NCAA Tournaments since 1943. Since 1976, the Huskies have never advanced further than the Sweet Sixteen.
Still, a ranking of 52nd nationally, and sixth in the PAC-12 is nothing to sneeze at. And with a new head coach and coaching staff in the works, it sets a high bar.
But the University of Washington sets a high bar in all athletics. In a commitment to delivering the best to students and athletes, competing for national prominence has been somewhat disappointing of late. And so, at the dawning of a new chapter of the University of Washington Huskies Men’s Basketball team, we revisit the past.
And then, the future becomes a little more in focus for all of us.