Dissecting Sagarin's all-time rankings
I have absolutely no doubt that the first 1,195 pages of the brand-new "ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia" will thrill readers like a Phi Slama Jama alley-oop.
A book that weighs as much as Muggsy Bogues will settle a thousand bar bets. It will tickle your inner Vitale. It will educate the generations that never saw a Pete Maravich pass, a Lew Alcindor hook shot or a Bill Russell blocked shot.
It will do all those things and more in the first 1,195 pages.
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ESPN COLLEGE BASKETBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA
It's all in the title ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History Of The Men's Game. Quite simply, the book covers it all. As the college season progresses, ESPN.com will be bringing you excerpts from the encyclopedia, including Jeff Sagarin's all-time ranking of 330 programs and essays written by Pat Forde, Andy Katz and Steve Rushin.