The subject: Geno Auriemma's best coaching effort in 18 seasons at Connecticut.
The options: numerous.
"Are you serious?" asked Villanova head coach Harry Perretta. "There are four or five you can't go wrong with. I mean, he's won the championship three times and gone undefeated twice, you know what I'm saying?"
Yes, Harry, we know what you're saying. Throw in four national coach of the year awards -- and a possible fifth this year -- and it isn't easy to choose.
A brief accounting of the consensus favorites:
1990-91: The Huskies, led by Kerry Bascom, go 29-5 and reach their first Final Four, losing to Virginia -- the program where Auriemma learned his craft from 1981-85 before coming to UConn.
"The way we played, spread the floor and shoot 3s, gave us very little margin for error," Auriemma says. "We had zero high school All-Americans. It was like someone opening a door and saying, 'OK, we'll let you in, but you're going to have to come back with some better players if you want to win the thing.' "
1994-95: Behind Rebecca Lobo, Kara Wolters, Jennifer Rizzotti and freshman Nykesha Sales, UConn goes undefeated, at 35-0. A 70-64 victory over Tennessee produces the school's first national title.
"In 1995, I pushed all the right buttons," Auriemma says of his 10th season. "I just seemed to know which ones to hit -- and when. The first was incredibly sweet because we worked so hard to get there."
1999-2000: A one-point loss to Tennessee is the only flaw in a 36-1 season. Connecticut wins its second national title with an avenging 71-52 victory over -- who else? -- the Lady Vols. Svetlana Abrosimova and Shea Ralph combine for 29 points.
"Beating Tennessee in the final," Auriemma says, "was nice."
2000-01: UConn seems poised to repeat as national champions but late-season injuries to seniors Abrosimova and Ralph devastate the team. Still, the Huskies (32-3) manage to reach the Final Four before losing 90-75 to Notre Dame.
"To me, getting to the Final Four without Svet and Shea was a testament to our program and what we built," Auriemma says. "When we lost those two kids, we never thought we couldn't get to the Final Four."
2001-02: Perhaps the best team in women's college basketball history. Led by seniors Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Asjha Jones and Tamika Williams, Connecticut goes 39-0, beating Oklahoma by 12 points in the final. It is Auriemma's third championship.
"The trick last year was maximizing our talents," Auriemma says. "Ron Turcotte, riding Secretariat, did he have to work harder when he was not riding Secretariat? It's a different kind of work. He didn't just hop up there and take a nap."
-- ESPN.com's Greg Garber