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Who’s Your Favorite Villanova Basketball Class: 2016 Are Champs Again!

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Arcidiacono, Ochefu, and the class of 2016 are Champions once again

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This month we’re having an NCAA style tournament to determine your favorite Villanova Basketball Class of the last 70 years. Be sure to check back every day to cast your votes and see who advances.

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There were a lot of classes worthy of coming out on top in this tournament, but the class of 2016 will once again raise the Championship Trophy as the winner of our VUHoops Summer Tournament. In the Finals, they were able to just outlast a late push by the class of 1985 with a final vote tally of 275-216, winning with 56% of the vote.

Based on number of votes in the rounds they were eliminated in, here are the final standings for all 70 classes in our tournament:

Favorite Class Tournament Final Standings

Rank (1-18) Class Rank (19-36) Class Rank (37-53) Class Rank (54-70) Class
Rank (1-18) Class Rank (19-36) Class Rank (37-53) Class Rank (54-70) Class
1 2016 19 1980 37 1970 54 1968
2 1985 20 2011 38 1990 55 1967
3 2006 21 1988 39 1991 56 1994
4 1971 22 2000 40 1984 57 1992
5 1996 23 1973 41 1978 58 1969
6 2017 24 2014 42 1963 59 2002
7 2019 25 1965 43 2013 60 2003
8 1997 26 1964 44 1953 61 2012
9 1987 27 1998 45 1960 62 1954
10 2009 28 1983 46 1981 63 1951
11 1986 29 1950 47 1961 64 1995
12 1972 30 1966 48 1952 65 1975
13 2008 31 1999 49 1955 66 2001
14 2007 32 2005 50 1993 67 1958
15 2018 33 1982 51 1976 68 1974
16 2010 34 1977 52 1956 69 1959
17 2015 35 1962 53 1957 70 2004
18 1989 36 1979

Just out of curiosity, and for additional debate, I decided to take a quick look at the average finishing position for each decade. The results may surprise you:

  1. The 2010’s: 21
  2. The 1980’s: 22.7
  3. The 2000’s: 34.9
  4. The 1970’s: 37.1
  5. The 1990’s: 37.5
  6. The 1960’s: 41.7
  7. The 1950’s: 53.6

Thanks again to everyone who participated, and congrats to the Class of 2016. We’re more than half-way through the off-season, so basketball will be back before we know it! Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we’ll see you again next year for a fun, but ultimately meaningless, VUHoops Summer Tournament!

Thanks for your vote! Data for the tournament was researched at villanova.com and sports-reference.com.