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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
50 in 50 rankings: No. 39 Weber State

By Staff

Editor's note: Using a point system devised by the ESPN Stats & Information department, 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.