2002-2003 Picks

Syracuse Gives Boeheim 1st Championship

The Syracuse Orangemen defeated the Kansas Jayhawks, 81-78, at the New Orleans Superdome to claim the national championship for the 2002-03 season. It was the first championship in the 27-year career of Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim. The Orangemen were led by freshman Carmelo Anthony, who scored 20 points in the game and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. Anthony chose to forego the rest of his college career and entered the NBA draft, where he was selected third by the Denver Nuggets. Here’s the complete rankings for the 2002-03 NCAA season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD
1 Syracuse 80.9 30-5
2 Kansas 79.6 30-8
3 Kentucky 76.8 32-4
4 Pittsburgh 74.3 28-5
5 Arizona 72.8 28-4
6 Texas 72.8 26-7
7 Marquette 72.3 27-6
8 Duke 72.1 26-7
9 Michigan State 72.1 22-13
10 Georgia 72.0 19-8
11 Mississippi State 70.9 21-10
12 Connecticut 70.4 23-10
13 Texas Tech 70.3 22-13
14 Wisconsin 69.9 24-8
15 Tulsa 69.9 23-10
16 Maryland 69.6 21-10
17 Illinois 68.9 25-7
18 Florida 68.5 25-8
19 Southern California 67.4 13-17
20 Oklahoma 67.3 27-7
21 Arizona State 67.3 19-12
22 Georgia Tech 67.1 16-15
23 Auburn 67.0 21-12
24 Notre Dame 66.9 24-10
25 Colorado 66.8 20-12
26 Oregon 66.7 23-10
27 UCLA 66.7 10-19
28 Central Michigan 66.3 24-7
29 Purdue 66.2 19-11
30 Minnesota 66.0 19-14
31 Butler 66.0 25-6
32 Providence 65.9 18-14
33 Western Kentucky 65.9 22-9
34 Missouri 65.7 22-11
35 St. John’s 65.7 21-13
36 North Carolina St. 65.6 18-13
37 San Diego U. 65.6 17-12
38 Louisville 65.5 25-7
39 Stanford 65.4 24-9
40 Indiana 65.1 21-13
41 Creighton 65.0 29-5
42 Wake Forest 64.8 25-6
43 California 64.5 22-9
44 Mississippi 64.2 14-15
45 Colorado State 64.2 17-14
46 Utah 64.1 24-8
47 Memphis 64.1 23-7
48 Dayton 64.0 24-6
49 Georgetown 64.0 19-15
50 Gonzaga 63.9 24-9
51 Oklahoma State 63.9 22-10
52 WI-Milwaukee 63.8 21-9
53 North Carolina 63.7 19-16
54 NC-Wilmington 63.7 24-7
55 St. Joseph’s 63.6 23-7
56 Alabama 63.4 17-12
57 Temple 63.4 18-16
58 Nevada 63.3 17-14
59 Weber State 63.2 24-5
60 Louisiana State 63.1 21-11
61 Iowa State 63.1 16-14
62 Brigham Young 62.9 23-9
63 South Carolina 62.8 12-16
64 Xavier 62.7 26-6
65 Troy State 62.7 25-6
66 Ohio State 62.7 17-15
67 Baylor 62.7 14-14
68 Kansas State 62.3 13-17
69 Iowa 62.2 17-14
70 Hawaii 62.0 19-12
71 Boston College 62.0 19-12
72 UAB 61.8 20-13
73 Siena 61.2 21-11
74 St. Louis 60.8 16-14
75 Southern Illinois 60.8 24-7
76 Vanderbilt 60.6 11-18
77 Utah State 60.6 22-9
78 Northwestern 60.5 12-17
79 Detroit 60.4 17-11
80 New Mexico St. 60.4 19-9
81 Cincinnati 60.2 17-12
82 Nebraska 60.2 12-18
83 Middle Tennessee 60.2 14-14
84 Florida State 60.0 14-15
85 Northern Illinois 60.0 17-14
86 Michigan 59.8 17-13
87 Miami, FL 59.3 11-17
88 Pennsylvania 59.1 23-5
89 Tulane 59.0 15-15
90 Tennessee 58.8 17-12
91 UNLV 58.8 21-11
92 Southern Miss 58.8 13-16
93 San Francisco 58.8 14-13
94 Seton Hall 58.6 17-13
95 Virginia 58.6 15-16
96 Toledo 58.6 13-16
97 Rhode Island 58.5 19-12
98 Air Force 58.4 12-16
99 South Florida 58.4 14-14
100 Geo Washington 58.3 12-17
101 LA-Lafayette 58.3 19-10
102 DePaul 58.3 16-13
103 SW Missouri 58.3 17-12
104 CalPoly-SLO 58.3 15-14
105 St. Bonaventure 58.3 13-14
106 Manhattan 58.2 23-7
107 Wyoming 58.2 20-11
108 East Tennessee St. 58.1 17-11
109 Valparaiso 57.9 20-11
110 San Diego St. 57.8 15-14
111 West Virginia 57.8 14-15
112 Rice 57.7 17-10
113 IUPUI 57.7 19-14
114 Texas A&M 57.7 14-14
115 Holy Cross 57.7 24-5
116 Wichita State 57.5 18-12
117 Austin Peay 57.5 20-8
118 Rutgers 57.4 12-16
119 Central Florida 57.4 20-11
120 Washington 57.3 10-17
121 VA Commnwlth 57.2 17-10
122 Col. of Charleston 57.2 23-8
123 SMU 57.2 17-13
124 Tennessee Tech 57.2 17-12
125 Illinois-Chicago 57.1 21-8
126 Drexel 57.0 17-13
127 Kent State 56.8 20-10
128 Oregon State 56.8 12-15
129 Clemson 56.7 15-13
130 Western Michigan 56.4 20-11
131 Niagara 56.4 17-12
132 East. Washington 56.4 17-13
133 Delaware 56.4 15-14
134 Penn State 56.4 7-21
135 Murray State 56.3 15-12
136 Arkansas 56.1 9-19
137 Vermont 56.1 19-11
138 Loyola-Chicago 56.0 15-16
139 East Carolina 55.9 10-15
140 Virginia Tech 55.9 11-18
141 Ohio U. 55.9 14-16
142 Boston U. 55.5 20-11
143 Richmond 55.3 15-14
144 UC-Irvine 55.3 19-9
145 Fresno State 55.2 20-8
146 Houston 55.2 8-20
147 New Mexico 55.1 9-18
148 Brown 55.1 16-12
149 Bradley 55.0 11-18
150 American U. 54.9 16-14
151 AR-Little Rock 54.8 16-12
152 TCU 54.8 9-19
153 Fairfield 54.8 19-12
154 Georgia State 54.7 13-15
155 CS-Fullerton 54.5 10-19
156 FL International 54.5 7-20
157 Illinois State 54.2 8-21
158 Charlotte 53.9 13-16
159 South Alabama 53.9 12-14
160 St. Mary’s, CA 53.7 14-16
161 Nothern Iowa 53.7 10-17
162 Drake 53.7 8-20
163 Sam Houston 53.7 21-7
164 Boise State 53.6 12-16
165 UC-Santa Barbara 53.6 17-14
166 Akron 53.6 13-14
167 S.F. Austin 53.5 19-8
168 Arkansas State 53.5 11-15
169 Villanova 53.4 15-16
170 TN-Chattanooga 53.4 19-9
171 Massachusetts 53.3 10-18
172 Evansville 53.3 12-16
173 Bowling Green 53.2 11-16
174 CS-Northridge 53.2 13-15
175 Denver 53.1 17-15
176 Hartford 53.0 15-13
177 Iona 52.9 17-12
178 Marist 52.9 12-17
179 Miami, OH 52.7 12-15
180 Eastern Michigan 52.6 12-14
181 Pepperdine 52.5 15-13
182 Old Dominion 52.3 12-15
183 Marshall 52.3 13-15
184 Idaho State 52.3 13-14
185 Wagner 52.3 21-10
186 Oral Roberts 52.2 17-10
187 Washington State 52.1 6-21
188 Morehead State 52.1 17-9
189 Northern Arizona 52.0 13-13
190 Yale 52.0 13-12
191 Pacific 51.6 12-16
192 Princeton 51.5 15-11
193 Davidson 51.4 14-10
194 Sacramento State 51.4 11-17
195 Portland U. 51.3 9-18
196 South Carolina St. 51.3 20-11
197 Mercer 51.3 22-6
198 Eastern Illinois 51.3 13-15
199 Georgia Southern 51.1 13-13
200 Hofstra 50.9 8-21
201 Duquesne 50.8 9-21
202 MO-Kansas City 50.8 9-20
203 James Madison 50.5 12-16
204 VMI 50.5 8-18
205 McNeese State 50.4 13-14
206 Southern Utah 50.3 9-17
207 Furman 49.9 11-17
208 Northeastern 49.8 14-16
209 Canisius 49.8 10-18
210 Lafayette 49.7 19-10
211 Jacksonville St. 49.7 19-9
212 Loyola Marymount 49.6 11-19
213 Idaho 49.5 12-15
214 Dartmouth 49.5 7-19
215 Indiana State 49.4 7-24
216 George Mason 49.4 16-12
217 Oakland 49.4 15-11
218 Bucknell 49.4 13-15
219 LaSalle 49.3 12-17
220 Samford 49.3 12-15
221 Buffalo 49.1 5-23
222 TX-Corpus Christi 49.0 11-15
223 Portland State 48.9 4-21
224 St. Peter’s 48.8 10-19
225 Montana 48.8 12-16
226 Elon U. 48.7 10-15
227 Florida A&M 48.5 17-12
228 TX-San Antonio 48.4 9-17
229 Tennessee Martin 48.3 10-14
230 NC-Asheville 48.3 13-18
231 IUPU-Fort Wayne 48.1 9-20
232 Belmont 47.9 16-12
233 Santa Clara 47.9 13-15
234 Eastern Kentucky 47.6 7-17
235 Louisiana Tech 47.5 10-15
236 Hampton 47.4 19-11
237 TX-El Paso 47.3 5-24
238 Winthrop 47.3 19-9
239 Maine 47.3 12-16
240 Texas State 47.3 15-12
241 William & Mary 47.3 12-16
242 Binghamton 47.2 15-13
243 San Jose State 47.2 6-20
244 Ball State 47.1 12-16
245 TX-Arlington 47.1 14-13
246 New Orleans 46.9 13-14
247 Rider 46.8 12-16
248 Colgate 46.8 12-14
249 Jacksonville U. 46.8 12-16
250 LA-Monroe 46.7 11-16
251 Cleveland State 46.6 8-22
252 Western Carolina 46.5 6-18
253 Birm. Southern 46.4 17-9
254 Montana State 46.1 10-15
255 Wofford 46.1 10-15
256 Norfolk State 46.0 14-15
257 Wright State 45.5 10-17
258 Texas Southern 45.5 18-13
259 Miss. Valley St. 45.4 13-14
260 Lehigh 45.4 14-12
261 Gardner Webb 45.3 4-24
262 Delaware State 45.2 14-12
263 Centenary 44.9 10-15
264 North Texas 44.9 5-21
265 SE Louisiana 44.9 9-16
266 Long Beach St. 44.6 4-22
267 Robert Morris 44.6 9-17
268 NC-Greensboro 44.2 6-22
269 Appalachian State 44.2 15-10
270 Quinnipiac 44.2 16-12
271 Stony Brook 44.2 11-15
272 Southeast Missouri 44.1 9-19
273 Alabama State 44.0 14-15
274 Coppin State 43.9 11-17
275 Lamar 43.9 12-14
276 Alcorn State 43.9 14-19
277 St. Francis, NY 43.7 14-16
278 MD-Baltimore Co. 43.6 6-20
279 St. Francis, PA 43.6 14-14
280 New Hampshire 43.6 5-23
281 Fordham 43.5 22-6
282 Jackson State 43.4 10-18
283 Central Conn. 43.3 15-13
284 Harvard 43.3 11-15
285 Mt. St. Mary’s, MD 43.2 11-16
286 Northwestern St. 43.1 6-21
287 Lipscomb 43.1 6-20
288 Charleston Sthrn. 43.0 12-14
289 Radford 42.9 10-20
290 Sacred Heart 42.9 7-21
291 Fair Dickinson 42.8 15-14
292 Navy 42.8 7-19
293 Florida Atlantic 42.7 6-21
294 Youngstown State 42.6 7-20
295 WI-Green Bay 42.3 9-19
296 UC-Riverside 42.1 5-18
297 Cornell 42.1 8-18
298 Howard 41.9 13-17
299 Albany 41.7 7-21
300 Grambling 41.3 10-18
301 Prairie View 41.2 17-12
302 MD-Eastern Shore 41.1 5-23
303 Western Illinois 41.0 5-21
304 Chicago State 40.8 3-27
305 AR-Pine Bluff 40.7 5-23
306 Liberty 40.2 14-15
307 Alabama A&M 40.2 7-19
308 The Citadel 40.2 4-20
309 NC-High Point 40.1 7-20
310 Columbia 39.5 2-25
311 Coastal Carolina 39.4 11-15
312 TX-Pan American 39.4 6-20
313 Monmouth 38.8 15-13
314 Bethune-Cookman 38.7 8-22
315 Stetson 38.2 6-20
316 LIU-Brooklyn 38.1 9-19
317 Southern U. 37.8 7-20
318 Army 37.7 3-22
319 Morgan State 37.5 7-21
320 Towson 36.7 3-24
321 Loyola-MD 36.2 5-22
322 Campbell 35.9 4-22
323 NC A&T 34.2 1-25
324 Savannah State 33.8 3-24
325 Nicholls State 33.7 2-25
326 Tennessee State 33.1 1-24