40. Florida
Record since 1938-39: 1,284-939 | Regular-season titles: 7
NCAA Tournaments: 22 | Final Fours: 5
Weeks ranked: 291 | Top-60 NBA picks: 25
POINTS: 488.1
If this list's criteria stopped at the year 1992, Florida might not even make the top 100. This is straight from UF's Wikipedia page: "The program did not have an adequate gymnasium until the Florida Gymnasium in 1950, did not hire a full-time basketball coach until Norm Sloan in 1960, and did not play in a modern arena until the O'Connell Center opened in 1980." And yet the Gators have one of the 40 best programs in the sport's history. The ascent began with the program's first (yes, first) NCAA Tournament appearance in 1987, then went to another level when Lon Kruger took the Gators to the 1994 Final Four. Then Billy Donovan took over and altered the dynamic. Florida's back-to-back championships in 2006/07 represent a rarity, as UCLA and Duke are the only schools to do that since 1964.
Donovan lifted Florida to such great heights to the point where a genuine rivalry with Kentucky developed by the mid-2000s. That has faded a bit in recent seasons but could reignite in 2021. Mike White continues to do a good job of keeping Florida relevant (the Gators could be a top-10 team this season). The Gators claim 125 wins over ranked opponents, with more than 90% of those wins coming in the past 25 years. Donovan's run at UF may actually be undervalued at this point. He brought in some really fun players over the years: Jason Williams, Mike Miller, David Lee, Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Corey Brewer, Bradley Beal and Chandler Parsons. But they're all statistically behind Ronnie Williams, who from 1980-84 scored 2,090 points and remains the all-time leading scorer.


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