Ranking the best ... to No. 1

Updated: July 26, 2012, 12:00 AM ET

Who is the greatest U.S. Summer Olympian of all time? The answer might not be as easy as it seems. But with the London Games almost upon us, we asked anyway.

A panel of 35 ESPN experts ranked 62 athletes using a 0-to-10 scale, and we finalized our Top 30 list. On Wednesday, we break down the top names, Nos. 10-1.

Go to #SummerGreats to get involved in the discussion or just follow along.

Text provided by ESPN The Magazine senior writer Luke Cyphers.