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Our ballots for the top 16 teams of all time

Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:10 pm
Edited on: February 22, 2012 12:45 pm
 
John Wooden's 1973 UCLA team, above, and his '68 squad were in the top three of every ballot. (AP)

By Gary Parrish


In March, the CBS Sports Network will air one big show in four parts, on two nights, on the best 16 college basketball teams in history.

They asked me to submit a ballot.

They asked Jeff Borzello, Jeff Goodman and Matt Norlander to do the same.

After a whole lot research and subsequent debate on Twitter, we finally filed our lists. Lots of you asked to see them. We decided to let you. So take a look and tell us what you think. And don't forget the the best team in this sport doesn't always win the national championship because that fact of life is reflected in our ballots. Teams in italics did not win national titles.

Kentucky in 1995-96 was absolutely ridiculous. (AP)
----- Gary Parrish's Ballot -----
  1. 1968 UCLA
  2. 1996 Kentucky
  3. 1973 UCLA
  4. 1982 North Carolina
  5. 1976 Indiana
  6. 2008 Kansas
  7. 2009 North Carolina
  8. 1991 UNLV
  9. 1999 Duke
  10. 1992 Duke
  11. 2005 North Carolina
  12. 2007 Florida
  13. 1956 San Francisco
  14. 1957 North Carolina
  15. 1974 North Carolina State
  16. 2000 Cincinnati

----- Jeff Goodman's Ballot -----

  1. 1968 UCLA
  2. 1973 UCLA
  3. 1976 Indiana
  4. 1956 San Francisco
  5. 1982 North Carolina
  6. 1996 Kentucky
  7. 1992 Duke
  8. 1990 UNLV
  9. 1974 North Carolina State
  10. 1984 Georgetown
  11. 1979 Michigan State
  12. 1960 Ohio State
  13. 1967 UCLA
  14. 2007 Florida
  15. 2005 North Carolina
  16. 2009 North Carolina
The longer we go without a team going buzzer to buzzer without a loss, the better 1975-76 Indiana looks for being the last team to accomplish the feat. (AP)
----- Jeff Borzello's Ballot -----
  1. 1968 UCLA
  2. 1973 UCLA
  3. 1976 Indiana
  4. 1956 San Francisco
  5. 1996 Kentucky
  6. 1972 UCLA
  7. 1991 UNLV
  8. 1982 North Carolina
  9. 1992 Duke
  10. 1974 North Carolina State
  11. 1990 UNLV
  12. 1967 UCLA
  13. 1954 Kentucky
  14. 1957 North Carolina
  15. 1984 Georgetown
  16. 1960 Ohio State

----- Matt Norlander's Ballot -----

  1. 1973 UCLA
  2. 1996 Kentucky
  3. 1968 UCLA
  4. 1976 Indiana
  5. 1982 North Carolina
  6. 1956 San Francisco
  7. 1992 Duke
  8. 2005 North Carolina
  9. 1974 N.C. State
  10. 1957 North Carolina
  11. 1991 UNLV
  12. 2001 Duke
  13. 2007 Florida
  14. 1984 Georgetown
  15. 1999 Duke
  16. 2008 Kansas

CBS Sports Network will be celebrating the 16 greatest college basketball teams of all time in the upcoming, four-part series, "16." Our CBS Sports panel of experts has voted, and on March 19 and 20, you'll be able to see which teams make up our list. You can help us celebrate your favorite team by sending us your tweets -- use the hashtag #CBS16 -- or leave your comments below. Then, look for your content as we'll work to incorporate the best submissions into the series.

You can also chime in on Facebook: Eye on College Basketball or CBSSports.com


Comments

Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:39 pm
 

Our ballots for the top 16 teams of all-time

Did you forget about how good that team was with Kenyon Martin healthy?



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:39 pm
 

Our ballots for the top 16 teams of all-time

The moral of the story is that Kansas is the Rodney Dangerfield of college basketball: We don't get no respect!


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Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:29 pm
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Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:20 pm
 

Our ballots for the top 16 teams of all-time

Really Parrish, 200 Cincy?? A team that lost in the 2nd round of the tourney to Tulsa??



Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:19 pm
 

Our ballots for the top 16 teams of all-time

IDIOT so if DUKE wins out  no #1 seed how about if UNC wins out no #1 seed get a life YOU DONT KNOW BASKETBALL



Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:18 pm
 

Our ballots for the top 16 teams of all-time

I love the disrespect for Florida, in the last 15 years how many teams won it back to back? Oh wait Florida did



Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:16 pm
 

Our ballots for the top 16 teams of all-time

Only Jeff put a big10 team on the list  MICH ST with 7 losses given a 1 seed given the tournament was nothing SPECial about this team and it should not be on your LIST JEFF? 

I would vote the 7 UCLA undefeated championships as the TOP 7

then:

8. UNC 1957    triple overtime win over wilt chamberlin and Kansas
9. Indiana   undefeated season

wow the top 9 are ALL UNDEFEATED   hmmmm

again a SEVEN LOSS TEAM JEFF COME ON  apologize



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:14 pm
 

Our ballots for the top 16 teams of all-time

Only Parrish listed the 2008 Kansas team and Norlander for some reason put them at 16th on his list.  If we were to throw out the highest and lowest ranking for all the teams listed that 08 Jayhawk team would be not ranked and 16th... that's more realistic to me.



Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:12 pm
 

Our ballots for the top 16 teams of all-time

OK I'm old and my eyes are bad. They are on there.Embarassed



Since: Apr 6, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:11 pm
 

Our ballots for the top 16 teams of all-time

2008 Kansas shouldn't be in here ....maybe the 83 Houston or 93 Michigan


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