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Kentucky ranked as the best college basketball program of all-time

Was there ever any doubt?

Tammie Brown/Kentucky Today

Who is the best college basketball program of all-time? Well, if you ask Matt Norlander of CBS, he would tell you that it’s your University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Norlander ranked all teams, compiled by a list featuring national championships, Final Fours, Elite Eights, tournament bids, total wins, weeks ranked, top-10 draft picks, etc

Kentucky ranked first with 1,931.8 points, almost 250 points more than second place North Carolina. Duke was third, followed by UCLA at No. 4., and Kansas rounded out the top five. Louisville, Indiana, UConn, Villanova, and surprisingly enough, Cincinnati rounded out the top ten.

Here’s what Norlander had to say about the Cats:

“UK’s 131 NCAA Tournament wins: most ever. Its 2,320 wins in history: most ever. How about this: it has made 21 Elite Eights NOT including the years it also went to the Final Four, which adds another nine to that pile. By far the most ever. Kentucky’s 102 top-60 NBA picks since 1946: most ever. It’s been ranked for 919 weeks, tops in college basketball history. The 59 NCAA Tournament bids outpaces No. 2 North Carolina by NINE. Its domination of the SEC is silly; those 47 regular-season titles, in addition to 17 Final Fours, catapulted Kentucky past the competition. While college basketball has an impressive group of blue bloods sitting at its table, only program belongs at the head: Kentucky.”

Did you expect any other outcome?