50 in 50 rankings: No. 40 Florida (tie)

August, 21, 2012
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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.

T-40. Florida (197 points)

Positives: Won national title in 2006 and 2007; tied for the sixth most points in past 10 seasons; four top-10 NBA draft picks in the past six seasons (three in 2007).

Negatives: Lost nine points due to sanctions and vacated wins; zero NCAA tournament appearances from 1963 to 1987; 10 losing seasons from 1970 to 1983; zero conference titles of any kind from 1963 to 1988.

Did you know? Florida has the ninth most points since Billy Donovan became head coach in 1996.

Rank by the decade
1962-69: 12 (T-66th)
1970-79: -16 (T-230th)
1980-89: 8 (T-118th)
1990-99: 10 (T-125th)
2000-present: 183 (6th)

50 in 50 starting five (1962-present)
G – Taurean Green (2004-07)
G – Corey Brewer (2004-07)
F – Joakim Noah (2004-07)
F – Al Horford (2004-07)
C – Neal Walk (1966-69)

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Which is Florida's best team of the past 50 years?

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    2%
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    14%
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    84%

Discuss (Total votes: 8,479)

Top options off the bench
Mike Miller (1998-2000)
Udonis Haslem (1998-2002)
Matt Bonner (1999-2003)

50 in 50 coach: Billy Donovan (1996-present)

Best teams (1962-present)
1999-2000 (29-8, NCAA runner-up)
2005-06 (33-6, NCAA national champion)
2006-07 (35-5, NCAA national champion)

--Harold Shelton and Brett Edgerton contributed to this post.

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