Originally Posted by warpaint*
Kansas is easily top 6 along w/ Kentucky, Indiana, UCLA, Duke, and Carolina in whatever order. I would personally put Kentucky at #1. I hate KU as much as anybody but it is what it is
Their run of dominance from the late 80s on is really quite remarkable. In fact it's unbelievable. All of the blue bloods sans KU have had seasons where they took a dump and miss the tourney. I'm 36 and can't remember them ever being down. B/C they haven't been.
What a bunch of jerks.
I'm actually quite glad that the "mouth-breather" portion of fanbases exist, like Saul here. His obsession with football is great for places like KU. The less competition we have the better. My biggest fear has always been the OU-Texas-LSU-USC types getting their sh-t together and going heavy into basketball. That will take down KU faster than any Iowa State or Purdue or Butler, you know: schools that do dedicate resources and do care about hoops a lot.
It looked like it was happening the past decade or so. Texas had become a very close peer in the league, Donovan was winning titles in Florida, Matta has had Ohio State cooking, and now Beilein at Michigan. The football schools seemed to take a step back when re-alignment hit and for that, as a Ku fan, i was actually happy it was occurring.
There's really nothing stopping Austin from building a Sprint Center down there and attracting top players in a state that's nearing 30 million folks and who's basketball crops are vastly improved from 20 years ago.