BYU Named No. 36 Basketball Program All-Time

Cougar fans have cheered BYU to 82 winning seasons, 26 conference titles, 21 NCAA invites and 2 NIT titles, while Cougars have earned 40 All-America and 96 all-conference citations, 43 NBA Draft selections and one National Player of the Year award. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Street & Smith's recognizes the "100 Greatest College Basketball Programs of All Time" in its publication scheduled for released on Jan. 25

PROVO -- The BYU men's basketball program has been named one of the nation's all-time greatest basketball programs. Street & Smith's has produced a publication recognizing the "100 Greatest College Basketball Programs of All Time," ranking BYU No. 36 on its list.

Kentucky is named the No. 1 basketball program, with UCLA, North Carolina, Kansas and Duke completing the top five. Indiana, Louisville, Arkansas, UConn and Cincinnati round out the top 10.

Street & Smith's graded each program's basketball history on the basis of NCAA Tournament success, NIT success, national championships, conference regular-season and tournament titles, all-time win-loss percentage, graduation rate, NCAA infractions, NBA first-round draft picks and mascot ferocity.

Five Mountain West Conference teams made the list with Utah ranked 11th, UNLV 28th, BYU 36th, Wyoming 42nd and New Mexico 98th. Other in-state schools recognized include Weber State at No. 51 and Utah State at No. 82.

The publication will be available nationally on newsstands and in retail stores on Jan. 25.

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