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#31 b mitchell

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 18:53

That's the most ridiculous comment I've ever been a witness to. What makes Florida of this year so better than last year? Its the same exact team and they are definitely not the best team of all time, not even top 5.


Hmm, well let's analyze this, shall we?

They are automatically in the top 7 teams of all time, as that is the number of teams that have repeated. They propel themselves higher than just the bottom rung of the top 7 because they are the ONLY team to return all 5 of the starting 5 in their repeat season. This feat should not be overlooked as other teams who have repeated have done so with different people while this UF team uses the same members, making it a true repeat. You can also throw in that they are one of only 2 schools to repeat while under the modern era where you have to win 6 games in the tourny instead of teams like UK back in the 40s who had to beat a whole 3. Couple all of that with the allure of the NBA and the 1-year wonders who are so quick to leave the NCAA and you can see how high this UF team ranks.

Top 7: Guarantee
Top 5: Guarantee
Top 2 or 1: well, you look at the stats and decide:

- Longest winning streak in school history - 17 games (3 times) (2005/6, 2006/7)
- Consecutive 20 + win seasons - 9 years in a row (1998/9-2006/7)
- The most wins in school history prior to NCAA tournament - 29 (2006/7)
- The most wins in a season in school history - 35 (2006/7)
- Combined 68-11 record over two years (2005/6 - 2006/7)

- Led nation in field goal percentage (2005/6, 2006/7)
- All 5 starters with positive assists/turnover ratio (2005/6, 2006/7)
- All 5 starters with 1,000 + career points scored (2006/7)

- 2nd out-right SEC regular season championship (2006/7)
- Consecutive SEC tournament championships – 3 years in a row (2004/5–2006/7)
- Consecutive SEC tournament title games – 4 years in a row (2003/4–2006/7)
- SEC record 6 consecutive wins over Kentucky Wildcats (2004/5-2006/7)

- Consecutive appearances in NCAA tournament - 9 years in a row (1998/9–2006/7)
- Two consecutive appearances in NCAA Final Four (2005/6, 2006/7)
- First NCAA national championship (2005/6)
- Second NCAA national championship (2006/7)
- Highest seed (#1) ever in NCAA tournament (2006/7)
- One of 3 teams (UF, Duke, Kansas ) to be #6 seed or higher 9 years in a row

- Champs of Coaches vs. Cancer Classic tournament in Madison Sq. Garden (2005/6)
- Coaches vs. Cancer Classic MVP – Green (2005/6)

- SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year - Brewer (2005/6)
- SEC 6th Man of the Year - Richard (2006/7)

- SEC tournament MVP – Green (2005/6)
- SEC tournament team – Green, Brewer (2005/6)

- SEC tournament MVP – Horford (2006/7)
- SEC tournament team – Horford, Noah, Brewer, Green (2006/7)
- Never trailed in all 3 tournament games

- 3 SEC Players of the Week - Green and Noah (twice) (2005/6)
- 1 SEC Player of the Week - Humphrey (1/15) (2006/7)

- SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year - Humphrey (twice)
- ESPN First Team Academic All-American - Humphrey

- NCAA Minneapolis Regional MVP - Noah (2005/6)
- NCAA Minneapolis Regional All-Regional Team - Noah, Green, Horford (2005/6)

- NCAA Final Four MOP - Noah (2005/6)
- First player with 4 or more blocks in all 6 NCAA Tournament games - Noah (2005/6)
- NCAA tournament individual record 29 blocks - Noah (2005/6)
- NCAA Final Four individual record 10 blocks - Noah (2005/6)
- NCAA Championship Game individual record 6 blocks - Noah (2005/6)
- NCAA tournament 2nd place team record 44 blocks (2005/6)
- 3rd youngest coach to win NCAA title - Coach Donovan (2005/6)
- First team since UCLA in 1968 to win both Final Four games by 15+ points (2005/6)

- NCAA Midwest Regional MVP - Green (2006/7)
- NCAA Midwest Regional All-Regional Team - Green, Humphrey (2006/7)
- NCAA Tournament record + 43 (62-19) rebound margin vs Jackson St (2006/6)

- NCAA Final Four MOP - Brewer (2006/7)
- NCAA Final Four record 17 rebounds vs. UCLA - Horford (2006/7)
- 84.6% shooting percentage in NCAA tournament - Richard (2006/7)
(better than Laettner's 78.8% in 1989, but not enough shots to hold record)

- NCAA Tournament career record 47 3-point shots - Humphrey (2003/4-2006/7)
- NCAA Tournament career 4th place 41 blocked shots - Noah (2004/5-2006/7)

- First team since Duke (91-92) to win back-to-back NCAA titles (2005/6-2006/7)
- First group of 5 starters to win back-to-back NCAA titles (2005/6-2006/7)
- 2nd most consecutive NCAA tournament wins (12) since expansion (2005/6-2006/7)
- Never trailed in second half of 4 Final Four games (2005/6-2006/7)
- Average scoring margin of +12.5 points in 4 Final Four games (2005/6-2006/7)
- Average scoring margin of +15.1 points in 12 NCAA T games (2005/6-2006/7)

- School record 37 consecutive foul shots - Green (2005/6)
- School record 113 3-point shots in a season - Humphrey (2005/6, 2006/7)
- School record 288 career 3-point shots - Humphrey (2003/4-2006/7)
- School record 39 consecutive games with 3-point shot - Humphrey (2006/7)
- School record __ points allowed in the first half (2005/6)

- School record 112 points scored in a tournament game - UF vs Jackson St. (2006/7)
- School record 71 points scored in a half - UF vs Jackson St., 2nd half (2006/7)
- School record 9 assists in a half - Green, UF vs Jackson St., 2nd half (2006/7)
- School record 62-19 rebounding margin - UF vs Jackson St. (2006/7)
- School record most points in NCAA tournament career - Brewer (2006/7)

-18 post-season wins in a row (2005/6-2006/7)
-22-1 post-season record in the last three years (2004/5-2006/7)