Counting down the most prestigious programs since 1984-85
And then there were 10.
All week, we've outlined our criteria for the Prestige Rankings, a numerical method of ranking the best Division I men's college basketball programs since the 1984-85 season. The 1984-85 season was when the NCAA tournament expanded to 64 teams, making it the first time a national champion had to win six tournament games to cut down the nets. It was also the start of the fairest inclusion in the NCAA tournament: Before that season, even the best conferences ...
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Monday• Nos. 41-50
• Nos. 51-300
• Outside the Top 50: Did you know?
Tuesday• Nos. 31-40
Wednesday• Nos. 21-30
Thursday• Nos. 11-20
Friday• Nos. 1-10
• Best conferences
SportsNation• Rank your Top 25
• Chat wrap: ESPN researcher Harold Shelton
• Chat wrap: ESPN researcher Nick Loucks