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Belmont Men’s Basketball Program Mentioned in ESPN Prestige Rankings

ESPN researchers Nick Loucks, Harold Shelton and Chris Fallica revealed this week their new men’s college basketball prestige rankings. The duo analyzed 300 Division I men’s college basketball teams, weighing the thousands of regular-season and postseason wins and losses, the NBA draft picks, the All-Americans and the national titles to come up with a numerical point system to provide unbiased rankings of every college hoops program’s success since the start of the 1984-85 season. However, the rankings required teams to have 15-seasons minimum competing in Division-I, automatically eliminating the Belmont Bruins and 40 other current D-I teams from the list. However, of the schools that were eliminated because they didn’t have the minimum 15 D-I seasons, the school that would have finished the highest is Belmont (132). Click here to see Belmont’s mention along with other programs outside the Top 50.