Which teams do you consider to be Blue Bloods?

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  1. OPButtrey

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    Who do you think are the blue bloods of college hoops? What is your criteria? I think some obvious ones are KU, KY, IND, NC, UCLA .

    My criteria would be success going back to the 60s up to the current era. It would also include having multiple national championships with championships coming under different coaches. However, that would leave out Duke since to my knowledge they have won their championships only under coach K but i'm too lazy to look it up.

    Some others that might be considered are Louisville, MSU, G'town . What are your thoughts?
     
  2. The_Architect

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    UNC
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  3. isutrevman

    isutrevman Well-Known Member

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    Duke is definitely a blue blood.
     
  4. awd4cy

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    Illinois
    Multiple final four appearances.
     
  5. CRAZYGREG

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    Nobody really cares about UCLA anymore. I would scratch them off of the list
     
  6. klamath632

    klamath632 Well-Known Member

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    Your username is right on the money.
     
  7. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    while I understand what youre saying, they def stay on the list. UK UCLA UNC DUKE IU KU is the correct answer
     
  8. Daserop

    Daserop Well-Known Member

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    why are "elite" teams/programs blue bloods?
     
  9. CYphyllis

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    Have you seen a UCLA home game any time recently? It's a half empty arena with fairly mediocre teams - not really indicative of a supposed blue blood program.
     
  10. Angie

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    "Blue blood" = "aristocracy"

    Just terms to mean the upper crust.
     
  11. isuno1fan

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    No old Big East teams? Maybe UConn?
     
  12. Dryburn

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    UCLA
    KU
    UK
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    Duke
    Ohio State
    Louisville
    Michigan State
     
  13. Angie

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    I was just going to post the Huskies. That would be my vote, too.

    As much as I hate to say it, Ohio State is also a perennial contender. Michigan State usually is pretty solid, too.
     
  14. CyJack13

    CyJack13 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.
     
  15. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    I'd say that's the list, with the possible inclusion of MSU.
     
  16. OPButtrey

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    I don't know about Ohio State. Their last national championship was in 1960 and i think you need to have a more recent one to be on the list.
     
  17. CRAZYGREG

    CRAZYGREG Well-Known Member

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    UCLA...
    I always get sick of the hype on ESPN about the big upcoming UCLA game :eek:
    They are not good... Have not been good... No one is afraid to play them... They hired Steve Alford as a coach!

    Just think about it. If Iowa State released their schedule and it had home games against... say UK or UNC or Duke or IU. Everyone would be extremely excited(i.e. Michigan this year). Now if that schedule had UCLA... Ok but nothing like the rest. BlueBlood status has been gone for a long time.
     
  18. Angie

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    True. But, as of late, it's a pretty solid bet that they're getting to at least the Sweet 16.
     
  19. Dryburn

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    So? They have made 4 straight Sweet 16, 2 Elite 8, and one Final Four in the last 4 years.
     
  20. Dryburn

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    #20 Dryburn, Oct 23, 2013
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    It's true, UCLA has not won a championship in 18 years......but they will always get included on any list like this because of the 10 championships in 12 years and 7 straight. That will likely never be topped.
     

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