<
>

50 in 50 rankings: No. 40 Saint Joseph's (tie)

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.

T-40. Saint Joseph's (197 points)

Positives: 13 regular-season conference titles; 11 conference tournament titles; an undefeated regular season in 2003-04.

Negatives: No Final Four appearances; only eight points in a 10-year span from 1983 to 1992; just one top-10 pick in school history.

Fun fact: Jameer Nelson (2004) and Matt Guokas Jr. (1966) are the only consensus All-Americans in school history.

Rank by the decade

1962-69: 65 (10th)

1970-79: 36 (T-43rd)

1980-89: 47 (T-49th)

1990-99: 6 (T-139th)

2000-present: 43 (T-65th)

50 in 50 starting five (1962-present)

G – Jameer Nelson (2000-04)

G – Matt Guokas Jr. (1964-66)

F – Clifford Anderson (1964-67)

F – Mike Bantom (1970-73)

C – Tony Costner (1980-84)

Top options off the bench

Mo Martin (1982-86)

Rodney Blake (1984-88)

Norman Black (1975-79)

50 in 50 coach: Jack Ramsay (1955-66)

Best teams (1962-present)

1965-66 (24-5, NCAA Sweet 16)

1980-81 (25-8, NCAA Elite Eight)

2003-04 (30-2, NCAA Elite Eight)

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