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50 in 50 rankings: No. 39 Weber State

8/23/2012

Editor's note: Using a point system devised by the ESPN Stats & Information department, ESPN.com is counting down the 50 most successful programs of the past 50 years. A running list of the top 50 can be found here. For an explanation of the scoring system, read our intro.

39. Weber State (207 points)

Positives: Big Sky domination, as its 20 regular-season titles rank eighth most in the country over the past half-century. Fourteen conference tournament titles is tied for 11th most.

Negatives: For a program with 14 NCAA tournament appearances, it has only five wins in non-consolation games and two regional semifinal appearances. Also lost 11 points due to sanctions in 1996 and 2006.

Fun fact: Taking into account straight wins and losses with our win percentage scoring, Weber State (52) outscores other more notable Wildcat-nicknamed teams like Villanova (50) and Kansas State (30).

Rank by the decade

1962-69: 46 (T-20th)

1970-79: 68 (15th)

1980-89: 25 (T-89th)

1990-99: 29 (T-67th)

2000-present: 39 (T-69th)

50 in 50 starting five (1962-present)

G – Damian Lillard (2008-12)

G – Jermaine Boyette (2000-03)

F – Harold Arceneaux (1998-2000)

F – Bruce Collins (1976-80)

C – Willie Sojourner (1968-71)

Top options off the bench

Eddie Gill (1998-2000)

Jimmy Degraffenried (1991-96)

Rico Washington (1987-89)

50 in 50 coach: Phil Johnson (1968-71)

Best teams (1962-present)

1968-69 (27-3, NCAA Sweet 16)

1979-80 (26-3, NCAA first round)

1998-99 (25-8, NCAA second round)

--Nick Loucks and Brett Edgerton contributed to this post.