50 in 50 series: No. 12 Georgetown

August, 23, 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.

12. Georgetown (363 points)

Positives: Only North Carolina (228) had more points under our system in the 1980s than the Hoyas (210). They reached 14 straight NCAA tournaments from 1979 to 1992 and reached six Elite Eights during that span, including a 1984 national title.

Negatives: Had just 11 total points from 1962 to '79 before reaching the 1980 Elite Eight. Since John Thompson retired in 1999, Georgetown has advanced past the Sweet 16 just once.

Fun fact: Since its stunning 1985 title-game loss to Villanova in 1985, Georgetown has produced just one 30-win season.

Rank by the decade
1962-69: 2 (T-96th)
1970-79: 9 (T-103rd)
1980-89: 210 (2nd)
1990-99: 65 (28th)
2000-present: 77 (T-32nd)

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

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    77%
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    20%
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    3%

Discuss (Total votes: 8,797)

50 in 50 starting five (1962-present)
G – Sleepy Floyd (1978-82)
G – Allen Iverson (1994-96)
F – Reggie Williams (1983-87)
F/C – Alonzo Mourning (1988-92)
C – Patrick Ewing (1981-85)

Top options off the bench
Jeff Green (2004-07)
Mike Sweetney (2000-03)
Craig Shelton (1976-80)

50 in 50 coach: John Thompson Jr. (1972-99)

Best teams (1962-present)
1983-84 (34-3, NCAA national champions)
1984-85 (35-3, NCAA runner-up)
2006-07 (30-7, NCAA national semifinals)

--Ryan Feldman and Brett Edgerton contributed to this post.

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