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AP All Time Top 100 – KENTUCKY #1 ALL TIME PROGRAM (not that we already didn’t know that)

KENTUCKY #1 ALL TIME PROGRAM

Tell us something we already didn’t know. If you haven’t seen “The List” check it out here, it has some jaw dropping historical numbers.

Some numbers from AP All-Time Top 100 are as follows:

75.37% of all polls
Jan. 18, 1949 (first-ever poll)
124
1950s, appeared in 89.63% of polls, but 1990s were close with 89.33%.
1960s, appeared in 59.59% of polls.
The Wildcats have missed appearing at least once in the poll for only three seasons during the 68-year history of the AP poll, the fewest poll-less seasons of any program. Those seasons were 1952-1953, 1988-1989, and 1989-1990.”
It’s interesting to note that his decade could end up being the best all time once completed.
The Top 10 lookes like this:
1 – Kentucky
2 – North Carolina
3 – Duke
4 – UCLA
5 – Kansas
6 – Indiana
7 – Louisville
8 – Arizona
9 – Syracuse
10 – Cincinnati

You can check out the AP story here.

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“The List” of Why Kentucky Basketball is THE Greatest Program in History

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The List of Why Kentucky is THE Greatest Program in the History of College Basketball.

(The original post was in 2014, but, the list remains updated after 2014 moving forward)

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When someone questions this fact, point them to this list.  It’s updated through the end of the 2014 season in it’s current form.  When Wikipedia makes updates, we will update this page as well.  It’s truly a humbling set of numbers, even for the most faithful fans.  Kentucky basketball is the only program to sustain excellence since the beginning.  Haters look on in wonder and know, deep down, this list, is the source of the hate.  For those who Bleed Blue, look on in wonder and with pride.  Go. Big. Blue.

  • All Time Wins: 2236 (NCAA rank #1)
  • All Time Winning Percentage: .765 (NCAA rank #1)
  • NCAA Championships: 8 (NCAA rank #2)
  • NCAA Championship Game Appearances: 12 (NCAA rank #1)
  • NCAA Final Four Appearances: 17 (NCAA rank #2)
  • NCAA Final Four Games Played: 28 (NCAA rank #3)
  • NCAA Final Four Wins: 20 (NCAA rank #2)
  • NCAA Final Four Winning Percentage: .714 (NCAA rank #8)
  • NCAA Elite-8 Appearances: 36 (NCAA rank #1)
  • NCAA Sweet-16 Appearances: 42 (NCAA rank #1)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances: 56 (NCAA rank #1)
  • NCAA Tournament Games Played: 169 (NCAA rank #1)
  • NCAA Tournament Wins: 122 (NCAA rank #1)
  • NCAA Tournament Winning Percentage: .719 (NCAA rank #4)
  • Total Postseason Tournament Appearances (NCAA and NIT): 64 (NCAA rank #1)
  • NBA Draft Picks: 108 (NCAA rank #1)
  • All-Americans: 56 (NCAA rank #1)
  • All-American Total Selections: 86 (NCAA rank #1)
  • First Team Consensus All-Americans: 19 (NCAA rank #2)
  • First Team Consensus All-American Total Selections: 24 (NCAA rank #4)
  • AP Poll Top-20/25 Weeks Ranked All Time: 842 (NCAA rank #2)
  • AP Poll Top-10 Weeks Ranked All Time: 653 (NCAA rank #1)
  • AP Poll Top-5 Weeks Ranked All Time: 441 (NCAA rank #1)
  • AP Poll #1 Weeks Ranked All Time: 119 (NCAA rank #4)
  • Final AP Poll Top-25 Finishes: 50 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Final AP Poll Top-20 Finishes: 50 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Final AP Poll Top-15 Finishes: 44 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Final AP Poll Top-10 Finishes: 41 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Final AP Poll Top-5 Finishes: 30 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Final AP Poll #1 Finishes: 10 (NCAA rank #1)
  • All Time Winning Percentage Against AP-Ranked Opponents: .615 (NCAA Rank #1)
  • Final UPI/Coaches’ Poll Top-25 Finishes: 48 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Final UPI/Coaches’ Poll Top-20 Finishes: 47 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Final UPI/Coaches’ Poll Top-15 Finishes: 44 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Final UPI/Coaches’ Poll Top-10 Finishes: 39 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Final UPI/Coaches’ Poll Top-5 Finishes: 31 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Final UPI/Coaches’ Poll #1 Finishes: 8 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total 20-Win Seasons: 61 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total 25-Win Seasons: 34 (NCAA rank #2)
  • Total 30-Win Seasons: 15 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total 35-Win Seasons: 6 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Average Victories Per Season Played: 19.4464285714 (NCAA rank #3)
  • Average Losses Per Season Played: 6.0 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Winning Seasons: 96 (NCAA rank #2)
  • Total Non-Losing Seasons (.500 or better): 98 (NCAA rank #2)
  • Total Undefeated Seasons: 2 (NCAA rank #2)
  • Total Head Coaches With a NCAA Championship: 5 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Head Coaches With Multiple NCAA Championships: 1 (NCAA rank #2)
  • Total Head Coaches With Multiple NCAA Championships in the Same Decade: 1 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Head Coaches With a NCAA Championship Game Appearance: 5 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Head Coaches With Multiple NCAA Championship Game Appearances: 4 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Head Coaches With Multiple NCAA Championship Game Appearances in the Same Decade: 4 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Head Coaches With a NCAA Final Four Appearance: 5 (NCAA rank #2)
  • Total Head Coaches With Multiple NCAA Final Four Appearances: 4 (NCAA rank #2)
  • Total Head Coaches With Multiple NCAA Final Four Appearances in the Same Decade: 4 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Head Coaches With Both NCAA and NIT Championships: 2 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Decades With a NCAA Championship: 5 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Decades With Multiple NCAA Championships: 3 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Decades With a NCAA Championship Game Appearance: 6 (NCAA rank #2)
  • Total Decades With Multiple NCAA Championship Game Appearances: 5 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Decades With a NCAA Final Four Appearance: 7 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Decades With Multiple NCAA Final Four Appearances: 5 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Decades #1 in Total Wins (since 1930): 1 (NCAA rank #2)
  • Total Decades Top-5 in Total Wins (since 1930): 4 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Decades Top-10 in Total Wins (since 1930): 7 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Decades #1 in Winning Percentage (since 1930): 2 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Decades Top-5 in Winning Percentage (since 1930): 6 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Total Decades Top-10 in Winning Percentage (since 1930): 7 (NCAA rank #1)
  • Conference Regular Season Championships: 49 (NCAA rank #2)
  • Conference Tournament Championships: 29 (NCAA rank #1)
  • National Attendance Titles: 27 (NCAA rank #1)

(Of the 71 major categories listed above, Kentucky is #1 in 50 of them, #2 in 14 of them, #3 in 3 of them, #4 in 3 of them, and #8 in 1 of them.)

Kentucky can also lay claim to several individual achievements for both players and coaches:

  • 13 players winning NBA Championships a total of 20 times
  • 12 players named NBA All-Star a total of 23 times
  • 12 Olympic Gold Medal winners
  • 10 Naismith Hall-of-Fame members
  • 5 players named National Player-of-the-Year
  • 2 players named National Freshman-of-the-Year
  • 6 head coaches named National Coach-of-the Year a total of 14 times
  • 7 head coaches named SEC Coach-of-the-Year a total of 22 times
  • 140 players named All-Conference a total of 232 times
  • 82 players named to the All-Conference Tournament Team a total of 118 times
  • 13 players named Conference Player-of-the-Year a total of 15 times
  • 7 players named Conference Freshman-of-the-Year
  • 32 players named to the All-Conference Freshman Team
  • 15 players named Conference Tournament MVP a total of 16 times
  • 18 players named All-NCAA Final Four a total of 21 times
  • 51 players named All-NCAA Regional a total of 65 times
  • 5 players named NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player a total of 6 times
  • 12 players named NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player a total of 13 times
  • 74 players who played in the NBA at least one season
  • 60 1000-point scorers
  • 52 players named McDonald’s All-American
  • 6 times being ranked #1 in the season opening AP Poll
  • 6 times being ranked #1 in the season opening UPI/Coaches’ Poll
  • 12 times a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament[2][17]
  • 4 times being the NCAA official #1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament

Kentucky also holds several other NCAA records and various additional accomplishments:

  • Kentucky has 2 NIT Championships (1946, 1976), 7 Helms Titles (1933, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1978), 2 undefeated seasons (1912, 1954), 5 Sugar Bowl Tournament Championships (1937, 1939, 1949, 1956, 1963), a league best all time SEC regular season record of 927-261 (.780), a league best 45 SEC Regular Season Championships, a league best all time SEC Tournament record of 121-25 (.829), and a league best 27 SEC Tournament Championships.
  • Kentucky holds the NCAA records for Consecutive Non-Losing Seasons (61), Consecutive Home Court Victories (129), and for Total Victories in a Season (38).
  • Kentucky plays in the nation’s largest basketball arena (Rupp Arena, capacity: 23,500), and has both the nation’s largest radio and television affiliate networks.
  • Kentucky has made a 3-point basket in 901 consecutive games (2nd-most all time), and has won 17 of the last 19 National Attendance Titles, including 8 of the last 9 and 25 overall.
  • Kentucky is the only school to have multiple NCAA (8) and NIT (2) Championships, the only school to have 5 different NCAA Championship head coaches, the only school to have 4 coaches with multiple NCAA Championship Game appearances, the only school to have 4 coaches with multiple NCAA Championship Game appearances in the same decade, the only school to have 4 coaches with 3 NCAA Final Four appearances, the only school to win NCAA Championships in 5 different decades, the only school to win multiple NCAA Championships in 3 different decades, the only school to have NCAA Championship Game appearances in 5 different decades, the only school to have multiple NCAA Championship Game appearances in 5 different decades, the only school to have multiple NCAA Final Four appearances in 5 different decades, the only school to have 2 different head coaches win both NCAA and NIT Championships, and the one of only 2 schools to have 2 different head coaches win a NCAA Championship in the same decade.
  • Kentucky has played before the largest regulation basketball game crowd in history (79,444), the largest Final Four game crowd in history (79,444), the largest NCAA Championship Game crowd in history (79,238), and the largest total Final Four game crowd (both games) in history (158,682).
  • Kentucky is the only school to have 5 players selected in the 1st-Round of the NBA Draft in the same year (2010), the only school to have both the #1 and #2 picks of the NBA Draft in the same year (2012), the only school to have 6 players drafted in the first 2 rounds of the NBA draft in the same year (2012), and the only school to sign 6 McDonald’s All-Americans in the same year (2013).
  • Kentucky was also the first college program to reach both the 1000-win and 2000-win victory plateaus
  • Kentucky is the first team to be live-broadcast on the SEC Network.
  • Kentucky is one of only three schools to have 9 McDonald’s All-Americans on a single roster.
  • Kentucky is the first school to hold an on-campus NBA Combine.

 

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