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    Default AP Poll Appearances - All-Time #1 Rankings

    Yes, I realize it "doesn't matter in December," but I still thought this was kind of fun to look at. Nice archive of AP Poll #1 Appearances, Top 5, Top 10 and total rankings if you sort, from 1949 on.

    I see no reason we shouldn't pass UNLV by New Year's, right?

    Link: All-Time #1 AP Rankings

    1) UCLA - 134
    2) Duke - 127
    3) North Carolina - 108
    4) Kentucky - 101
    5) Kansas - 58
    6) Indiana - 54
    7) Cincinnati - 45
    8) Ohio State - 37
    9) UNLV - 32
    10) Arizona - 31

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    We should move up to #8 if we get past ucla on Jan 9th and beat who we are suppose to beat. Bay Area trip at the end of January looks to be a big hurdle f we are still #1 and undefeated.
    "Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway."
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    I know Cincinnati has had some really good teams over the years, including back to back Championships in the early 60's sandwiched between 5 straight Final Fours, but I was really surprised to see them there. Respect...

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    louisville was dominant in the 80's. multiple championships and great tradition, surprised to see they only have 2 appearances
    Theres good, and there's ARIZONA good..
    The difference is VAST

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    We should move up the ranks in a few years. Bear Down!!

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    Originally Posted by Will-Power View Post
    We should move up the ranks in a few years. Bear Down!!
    Yup. Well... or in 5 days

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    UPDATE:

    1) UCLA - 134
    2) Duke - 127
    3) North Carolina - 108
    4) Kentucky - 101
    5) Kansas - 58
    6) Indiana - 54
    7) Cincinnati - 45
    8) Ohio State - 37
    9) Arizona - 33
    10) UNLV - 32

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    DePaul has more #1 appearances than Florida. That archive is fun. Thank you for posting.

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    Originally Posted by littlerorycalhoun View Post
    DePaul has more #1 appearances than Florida. That archive is fun. Thank you for posting.
    No problem at all, I enjoyed it. I think the other really interesting stat was if you sort by all-time top 25 appearances in the poll, Arizona is also #9 and we've been in 42% of them, total. Considering we were unranked for virtually the entire 50's, 60's, 70's, and majority of the 80's, I'd say that's pretty good?!?!

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    Wow the Syrexcuse fans are a bunch of whinny pu$$ies! All over the espn blog when the #1 ranking came out. I feel like punching 1 in the face...

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    Originally Posted by catsbackontop View Post
    Wow the Syrexcuse fans are a bunch of whinny pu$$ies! All over the espn blog when the #1 ranking came out. I feel like punching 1 in the face...
    Syracuse fans are funny if they think their resume is more deserving of #1 than Arizona's.

    Try playing someone in the non conference portion of your schedule, and away from that toilet bowl you call an arena.

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    It's like dejavu from the Gonzaga fans last season.

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    The 'Cats rank much higher in #1 appearances if you narrow the aperture to just 1985 to the present.....

    Appearances at #1 in the AP Poll : 1985 to 2014
    1. Duke -- 109, 20.3%
    2. North Carolina -- 67, 12.5%
    3. Kansas -- 49, 9.1%
    4. Arizona -- 32, 5.9%
    5. UNLV -- 30, 5.6%
    6. Connecticut -- 29, 5.4%
    7. Kentucky -- 24, 4.5%
    8. Illinois -- 16, 3.0%
    8. Stanford -- 16, 3.0%
    10. Cincinnati -- 15, 2.8%
    10. Indiana -- 15, 2.8%
    10. Massachusetts -- 15, 2.8%

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    Originally Posted by catsbackontop View Post
    Wow the Syrexcuse fans are a bunch of whinny pu$$ies! All over the espn blog when the #1 ranking came out. I feel like punching 1 in the face...
    How 'bout kicking them?

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    Which scum devil game was that clip from?

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    Originally Posted by SteveKerrFan View Post
    Which scum devil game was that clip from?

    This last (2013) Duel in the Desert, Territorial Cup. Ballsy SOB sitting in the ScumDevil's Student Section and all. I guess when outnumbered 10,000 to 1 just kick 'em in the mouth.


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    That #1 AP list is pretty sweet. Get rid of UNLV and Cincinnati and those are the top programs in college basketball history Use it as an argument in any debate with other fans. Undisputed, empirical, beautiful.

    Also, those are the only other schools Miller would leave here for (please don't turn this into a Miller is leaving thread)

    Just saying.

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    Ohio State, here we come!!

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    Great post, thanks for sharing. Surprising that Michigan State has only been #1 for seven weeks total.

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    Quick update - We've now caught Ohio State for 8th place all-time in AP #1 rankings. Not the biggest deal ever, but it's been kind of fun checking in on this from time to time:

    1) UCLA - 134
    2) Duke - 127
    3) North Carolina - 108
    4) Kentucky - 101
    5) Kansas - 58
    6) Indiana - 54
    7) Cincinnati - 45
    8) ARIZONA - 37
    8) Ohio State - 37
    10) UNLV - 32

    We started the year tied with UConn and San Francisco in 10th place at 29. These 8 consecutive weeks at #1 is a school record. FUN TIMES, let's beat the Trees.

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    6 weeks left in the season plus the post season ranking... so looks like we just barely can't catch Cincy this year in a best case scenario. Soon enough.. soon enough...

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    Originally Posted by BaycatJ View Post
    6 weeks left in the season plus the post season ranking... so looks like we just barely can't catch Cincy this year in a best case scenario. Soon enough.. soon enough...
    I was looking at that too. I guess we might as well just run the table, have everyone come back, then start the preseason ranked #1? Not too much to ask is it?

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    Originally Posted by COWildcat View Post
    I was looking at that too. I guess we might as well just run the table, have everyone come back, then start the preseason ranked #1? Not too much to ask is it?
    Yeah, what you said!
    "I know Ms. Pac-Man is special. She's fun. She's cute. She swallows."

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    Probably never catch ESPN, I mean Duke at number 2.

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    I'd just like us to be comfortably above Ohio St, as everyone above Cinci is a legendary program.

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