Curious which program ranks as the best since 1997? KenPom ranked all 353 D-1 basketball programs.
The Kentucky Wildcats ranked No. 2 on the list. Unfortunately, Duke ranks No. 1.
- North Carolina
- Michigan State
If you look at the overall ratings, Kentucky and Duke and significantly separated from the rest of the field with Duke at 47.02, Kentucky at 45.07, and then Kansas in third at 37.04.
The Gillespie days are a big reason for Kentucky ranking behind Duke. The 2008 ranking at 78th really impacts the overall ranking.
Look at it for just the Cal Era and it’s a different picture.
Check out the full list of 353 here.