ESPN's Top 75 Coaches "doing the best job right now"

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ESPN is currently in the middle of counting down their list of Top 50 Coaches (#s 51-75 were lumped together) who are doing the best job right now.

Their methodology is described as:

... a panel of nearly 100 ESPN writers, editors, broadcasters and researchers to rate college basketball coaches on all aspects of running a program, on a scale of 1-10. (The crucial distinction here is that the prompt was not career-oriented. This isn't about legacy. It's all about the present)...

Villanova's Jay Wright entered the Poll on Tuesday at the #19 spot noting,

"With Wright at the helm, Villanova has managed to stay relevant despite a Catholic-school budget amid the world of football-greased pockets. The university’s name always will be synonymous with an improbable title run in 1985, but thanks to Wright, Villanova is more than a one-trick pony etched in the history books"

Here is ESPN's list...

Rank Coach School Conference
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12 Jim Boeheim Syracuse ACC
13 Shaka Smart VCU Atlantic 10
14 Tony Bennett Virginia ACC
15 Fred Hoiberg Iowa State Big 12
16 Roy Williams North Carolina Tar Heels ACC
17 Mark Few Gonzaga Bulldogs WCC
18 Steve Fisher San Diego State Aztecs Mountain West
19 Jay Wright Villanova Wildcats Big East
20 Thad Matta Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten
21 Larry Brown SMU Mustangs AAC
22 Tommy Amaker Harvard Crimson Ivy League
23 Greg McDermott Creighton Bluejays Big East
24 Bob McKillop Davidson Wildcats Southern
25 Jamie Dixon Pittsburgh Panthers ACC
26 Archie Miller Dayton Flyers A-10
27 Mick Cronin Cincinnati Bearcats AAC
28 Jim Larranaga Miami Hurricanes ACC
29 Jim Crews Saint Louis Billikens A-10
30 Bob Huggins West Virginia Mountaineers Big 12
31 Lon Kruger Oklahoma Sooners Big 12
32 Tim Miles Nebraska Cornhuskers Big 12
33 Fran McCaffery Iowa Hawkeyes Big 10
34 Tad Boyle Colorado Buffaloes Pac 12
35 Phil Martelli St. Joseph's (PA) Hawks A-10
36 Steve Alford UCLA Bruins Pac 12
37 Rick Byrd Belmont Bruins Ohio Valley
38 Buzz Williams Virginia Tech Hokies ACC
39 Tubby Smith Texas Tech Red Raiders Big 12
40 Bruce Weber Kansas State Wildcats Big 12
41 Ed Cooley Providence Friars Big East
42 Josh Pastner Memphis Tigers AAC
43 Chris Mack Xavier Musketeers Big East
44 Rick Barnes Texas Longhorns Big 12
45 Mike Brey Notre Dame Fighting Irish ACC
46 John Thompson III Georgetown Hoyas Big East
47 Bob Hoffman Mercer Bears Atlantic Sun
48 Stew Morrill Utah State Aggies Mountain West
49 Richard Pitino Minnesota Golden Gophers Big 10
50 Scott Drew Baylor Bears Big 12
50 Randy Bennett Saint Mary's Gaels WCC
50+ Dana Altman Oregon Ducks Pac 12
50+ Tim Cluess Iona Gaels MAAC
50+ Tom Crean Indiana Hoosiers Big Ten
50+ Keith Dambrot Akron Zips MAC
50+ Johnny Dawkins Stanford Cardinal Pac 12
50+ Fran Dunphy Temple Owls AAC
50+ Leonard Hamilton Florida State Seminoles ACC
50+ Ben Jacobson Northern Iowa Panthers Missouri Valley
50+ Derek Kellogg Massachusetts Minutemen MAC
50+ Larry Krystkowiak Utah Utes Pac 12
50+ Mike Lonergan George Washington Colonials A-10
50+ Cuonzo Martin California Bears Pac 12
50+ Chris Mooney Richmond Spiders A-10
50+ Craig Neal New Mexico Lobos Mountain West
50+ Matt Painter Purdue Boilermakers Big Ten
50+ Dave Paulsen Bucknell Bison Patriot
50+ Bruce Pearl Auburn Tigers SEC
50+ Steve Prohm Murray State Racers Ohio Valley
50+ Dave Rose BYU Cougars WCC
50+ Herb Sendek Arizona State Sun Devils Pac 12
50+ Kevin Stallings Vanderbilt Commodores SEC
50+ Andy Toole Robert Morris Colonials NEC
50+ Brad Underwood Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Southland
50+ Brian Wardle Wisconsin Green Bay Phoenix Horizon
50+ Michael White Louisiana Tech Bulldogs C-USA

Coach K, Pitino, Calipari, Roy Williams, Izzo, Boeheim are all locks for the Top spots. Will be #1?

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