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View Poll Results: Who has the best teams?
NYC 0 0%
Philly 8 42.11%
Los Angeles 2 10.53%
Chicago 0 0%
Houston 1 5.26%
San Francisco-Oakland 0 0%
Washington DC 0 0%
Other (please state) 8 42.11%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-18-2019, 04:57 AM
 
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Raleigh- Durham
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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Raleigh-Durham.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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Raleigh-Durham has the advantage of having three teams playing in a conference that is considered a P5 conference in football, and two of those three teams are their state's "state" schools (UNC and NC State). By contrast, the Philadelphia area has ZERO schools that play in a DI-A/FBS P5 conference, meaning those schools don't have the advantages North Carolina, Duke, and North Carolina State have. Despite that, Villanova and Temple have long been prominent programs, and St. Joe's and Penn have had many excellent seasons. In fact, all four of those schools have made the NCAA Tournament at least 20 times; there are less than 60 schools that can make that claim and the Philadelphia area has four of them. Additionally, all five of the Philadelphia Big Five schools (the four aforementioned schools plus La Salle) have made at least one Final Four in their history, and four of them have made at least one Sweet 16 in the last 20 years. A sixth school, Drexel, has chipped in four NCAA Tournament appearances and had a couple of NCAA near-misses in the last 15 years.

Among other metro areas, the DC area (headlined by Maryland and Georgetown, and also including George Washington, George Mason, American, and Howard) also has reasonably good breadth and depth of quality historically-speaking, though GW, which has the 3rd most NCAA appearances of any DC area school, has fewer appearances than La Salle, which has the 5th most NCAA appearances among the Philadelphia area schools.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:51 PM
 
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RDU of course.

Historically,UCLA had the most amazing run though"
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Old 03-21-2019, 11:37 AM
 
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So the winner is not even on the list?
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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It is tough to not say RDU in my opinion


others like Philly or LA have good history and runs but not the consistency with multiple teams nearly every year




then there are other places with a single team that is generally good all the time


I could make an argument that RDU, Philly and LA may be the top three when history etc


No one has had a run like the Bruins did and probably never will
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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It is tough to not say RDU in my opinion

others like Philly or LA have good history and runs but not the consistency with multiple teams nearly every year

then there are other places with a single team that is generally good all the time

I could make an argument that RDU, Philly and LA may be the top three when history etc

No one has had a run like the Bruins did and probably never will
The Philadelphia area has placed at least one team in the NCAA Tournament every year since 1978. In that 42 season stretch (1978-2019), Philadelphia has had at least two teams in the NCAA Tournament in 35 of those seasons. It also has had 15 seasons with at least three NCAA Tournament teams and 2 seasons with four NCAA Tournament teams since 1978 (though the region was more impressive at placing at least three teams in the NCAA Tournament in the 1980s and 1990s than it was in the 2000s and 2010s).

Again, keep in mind that NONE of the Philadelphia area teams were full conference members that play DI-A/FBS football in a DI-A/FBS conference at ANY time during that 42 year period. This is in contrast to North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Duke, all three of whom played in a DI-A/FBS conference as full members with a DI-A/FBS football program during that entire period. (Schools that play in major conferences and have a DI-A/FBS football program historically have had major advantages over schools that do not meet those criteria when it comes to top level NCAA Tournament success.)
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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It is tough to not say RDU in my opinion

others like Philly or LA have good history and runs but not the consistency with multiple teams nearly every year

then there are other places with a single team that is generally good all the time

I could make an argument that RDU, Philly and LA may be the top three when history etc

No one has had a run like the Bruins did and probably never will
The Philadelphia area has placed at least one team in the NCAA Tournament every year since 1978. In that 42 season stretch (1978-2019), Philadelphia has had at least two teams in the NCAA Tournament in 35 of those seasons. It also has had 15 seasons with at least three NCAA Tournament teams and 2 seasons with four NCAA Tournament teams since 1978 (though the region was more impressive at placing at least three teams in the NCAA Tournament in the 1980s and 1990s than it was in the 2000s and 2010s).

Again, keep in mind that NONE of the Philadelphia area teams were full conference members that played DI-A/FBS football in a DI-A/FBS conference at ANY time during that 42 year period. This is in contrast to North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Duke, all three of whom played in a DI-A/FBS conference as full members with a DI-A/FBS football program during that entire period. (Schools that play in major conferences and have a DI-A/FBS football program historically have had major advantages over schools that do not meet those criteria when it comes to top level NCAA Tournament participation and success.)

In terms of having top level programs, I won't argue with the Raleigh-Durham area being the best. But in terms of having depth of good programs, the Philadelphia area wins IMO.
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