HERO Sports Names Augusta Men’s Hoops Best Basketball Program In State

HERO Sports Names Augusta Men’s Hoops Best Basketball Program In State

BELLEVUE, Wash. – The Augusta Jaguars were chosen as the best college basketball team in the state of Georgia according to HERO Sports – a ranking algorithm and sports media site and publication.

Check out the article from HERO Sports to see all 50 states: The Best College Basketball Team In Every State, Regardless Of Division

The "Best College Basketball Team" piece is the final result of conversations with the HERO Sports staff about dominance, dynasty, and what it means to be successful in college sports. Over 1,000 schools sponsor an NCAA men's basketball team, but only 74 of them have won a National Championship. Only 30 have won multiple titles. Consistent success is an incredibly hard prospect, no matter the division.

HERO Sports came up with a scoring system that is based on a set of criteria and not just championships. The system takes into account recent and historical successes and ranks every team in the sport. HERO Sports' system is relative to a team's success within its own division.

Scores are based on the following criteria from HERO Sports:

  • Winning Percentage (2010-2015) x 10
  • NCAA Tournament Appearance (2000-2015): 0.5 points
  • Final Four Appearance (1975-2015*): 1 point
  • National Championship (1975-2015*): 2 points
  • NABC Player of the Year Award (1982-2015**): 1 point
  • NABC Coach of the Year Award (1975-2015*): 1 point

HERO Sports is a ranking algorithm and sports media site out of Bellevue, Wash., that maximizes the exposure of schools by giving them an equal playing field to distribute their content. The various advanced metrics we display are of our own creation and the result of seasons of simulations. They are a labor of love and a constant learning experience, you may not always agree with our rankings, but we just point to the numbers.

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