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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
50 in 50 rankings: No. 26 Texas

By Staff

Editor's note: Using a point system devised by the ESPN Stats & Information department, ESPN.com is counting down the 50 most successful college basketball 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.

26. Texas (260 points)

Positives: Made 2003 Final Four; 13 regular-season conference titles; 14 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances; four consensus first-team All-Americans (six total); seven top-10 picks.

Negatives: Just four NCAA tourney trips in the first 26 seasons of study; three winning seasons in first 15 seasons of study; one conference title of any kind from 1980-91.

Fun fact: Texas has the 13th-most points since Rick Barnes became head coach in 1998.

Rank by the decade
1962-69: 16 (T-58th)
1970-79: 28 (58th)
1980-89: 7 (T-125th)
1990-99: 71 (27th)
2000-present: 138 (14th)

50 in 50 starting five (1962-present)
G – T.J. Ford (2001-03)
G – Travis Mays (1986-90)
F – Kevin Durant (2006-07)
F – LaMarcus Aldridge (2004-06)
C – Chris Mihm (1997-2000)

Top options off the bench
D.J. Augustin (2006-08)
LaSalle Thompson (1979-82)
Terrence Rencher (1991-95)

50 in 50 coach: Rick Barnes (1998- )

Best teams (1962-present)
2002-03 (26-7, NCAA national semifinals)
2005-06 (30-7, NCAA Elite Eight)
2007-08 (31-7, NCAA Elite Eight)

--Harold Shelton and Brett Edgerton contributed to this post