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High ranks for Ohio BB programs

By Zac

The Basketball Times, a magazine and website that covers the sport you might think it covers, has released its latest, every-five-years ranking of the nation’s top college basketball programs.

This ranking isn’t just about winning, though. It’s based on five categories: winning percentage, NBA players, federal graduation rate, U.S. News and World Report academic reputation and program cleanliness.

Another way to say it: This is a good ranking to be a part of. In the newest ranking released this week, Ohio State came in at 14th and Xavier was 21st.

Xavier is one of only nine schools that have qualified for the rankings project every year it has been done (1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012). The other eight schools are Arizona, Connecticut, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Murray State, North Carolina and Syracuse.

The Basketball Times 2012 Top 25:

1. Duke

2. North Carolina

3. Gonzaga

4. Davidson

5. Wisconsin

6. Butler

7. Michigan State

8. Kansas

9. BYU

10. Creighton

11. Belmont

12. Utah State

13. Texas

14. Ohio State

15. Florida

16. Syracuse

17. Saint Mary’s

18. VCU

19. Kentucky

20. Pittsburgh

21. Xavier

22. Illinois

23. Marquette

24. Louisville

25. Arizona

Nevada

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