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    Top 50 college coaches

    Anybody else been following espns rankings as they come out?

    Next two weeks will be the top 10, which should include: Coack k, Cal, Pitino, Donovan, Marshall, Ollie, Self, Izzo, Belien, and Ryan in some order.

    Here is the list so far:
    No. 50: Tie -- Randy Bennett, Saint Mary's; Scott Drew, Baylor
    No. 49: Richard Pitino, Minnesota
    No. 48: Stew Morrill, Utah State
    No. 47: Bob Hoffman, Mercer
    No. 46: John Thompson III, Georgetown
    No. 45: Mike Brey, Notre Dame
    No. 44: Rick Barnes, Texas
    No. 43: Chris Mack, Xavier
    No. 42: Josh Pastner, Memphis
    No. 41: Ed Cooley, Providence
    No. 40: Bruce Weber, Kansas State
    No. 39: Tubby Smith, Texas Tech
    No. 38: Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech
    No. 37: Rick Byrd, Belmont
    No. 36: Steve Alford, UCLA
    No. 35: Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph's
    No. 34: Tad Boyle, Colorado
    No. 33: Fran McCaffery, Iowa
    No. 32: Tim Miles, Nebraska
    No. 31: Lon Kruger, Oklahoma
    No. 30: Bob Huggins, West Virginia
    No. 29: Jim Crews, Saint Louis
    No. 28: Jim Larranaga, Miami
    No. 27: Mick Cronin, Cincinnati
    No. 26: Archie Miller, Dayton
    No. 25: Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh
    No. 24: Bob McKillop, Davidson
    No. 23: Greg McDermott, Creighton
    No. 22: Tommy Amaker, Harvard
    No. 21: Larry Brown, SMU
    No. 20: Thad Matta, Ohio State
    No. 19: Jay Wright, Villanova
    No. 18: Steve Fisher, San Diego State
    No. 17: Mark Few, Gonzaga
    No. 16: Roy Williams, North Carolina
    No. 15: Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State
    No. 14: Tony Bennett, Virginia
    No. 13: Shaka Smart, VCU
    No. 12: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse
    No. 11: Sean Miller, Arizona

    Not Even Fair #BTFD

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    The gap between Pitino, Coach K, Donovan, Izzo, and Ryan and everyone else is huge.

    Lol at Shaka Smart and Boeheim out of the top 10 but junk coaches like Cal in there. I think you need to run an offensive system that requires more than a napkin to communicate before you can be considered top 10. Ollie is just a flavor of the week - he's not better than many of the top 25. Typical ESPN crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flea View Post
    The gap between Pitino, Coach K, Donovan, Izzo, and Ryan and everyone else is huge.
    I'd consider Self and possibly Boeheim in that group.

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    I think Self is overrated personally, but not to the extent Cal is by any means. Boeiheim would be the one I'd be most comfortable with putting in the same class with those 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flea View Post
    The gap between Pitino, Coach K, Donovan, Izzo, and Ryan and everyone else is huge.

    Lol at Shaka Smart and Boeheim out of the top 10 but junk coaches like Cal in there. I think you need to run an offensive system that requires more than a napkin to communicate before you can be considered top 10. Ollie is just a flavor of the week - he's not better than many of the top 25. Typical ESPN crap.

    Agreed about your top 5. However, I think Cal's recruiting can't be overstated. That's a HUGE part of college coaching. He might not be X's and O's smart, but the guy can handle youth star power and he consistently gets it. He's won everywhere he's gone, too.

    Ollie and Beilein over Jim and Shaka is silly. Beilein was a journeyman for 3 decades basically, and tops Boeheim? Nah.


    Top 5 can go any way. It's splitting hairs. After that I'd go Matta - Cal - Self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flea View Post
    I think Self is overrated personally, but not to the extent Cal is by any means. Boeiheim would be the one I'd be most comfortable with putting in the same class with those 5.
    He's won 10 straight regular season titles in a row, something not even Rupp and Wooden have done. He's a top recruiter, gets a lot of players drafted, develops a lot of players that stick around 3-4 years...325-69 record in those 10 years, career .754 win percentage all time, .825 win percentage at KU, has never won fewer than 23 games at KU, and has never been ranked outside the top 16 at the end of a season at KU.

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    Yeah and he's at Kansas. The Big 12 is not a very good league of late, in spite of it getting more national respect than the SEC and Pac 12 for some reason. I'm not saying he's bad, just not in the class of the top 5. He's not very good situationally, one of the worst among top coaches for in-game adjustments, and even though he has a reputation for developing bigs I feel like that's a bit overstated because he runs an inside-out offense.

    No question top 10, but not very close to whomever you put at #5 IMO.

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    Coach K is the G.O.A.T
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    oh, good post. Why is number 11-50?
    Thank you

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