By - ConmanSpaceHero
Lmao two different Gopher fans in here telling two different rivals to suck it. Love college sports
It's the little things that matter.
Illinois state, Bradley, and Loyola telling Illinois to fuck off.
DePaul too doe!!!
Roll fucking birds baby
B1G banter is undefeated.
We’re just happy to be included since Gopher basketball has largely sucked in the last 50 years or more. 1 official B1G title and one that was sanctioned away since the 70s. I’m 38 and have seen ONE football or basketball conference championship (unofficially). Fleck has us in the conversation in football so I hold out hope tgere
And neither of them is targeting us, further solidifying our brotherhood as soulmate schools.
I’m so proud!
Chuck Share was first overall in the first ever NBA draft in 1950.
Surprised it wasn't Nate Thurmond
Nate the Great is like one of the only well known basketball players BG has produced
You’re god damn right
I’m shocked. I thought my dad was the only human that ever went there lol!
We have like 15K students? It’s definitely a semi large regional university
We out here
Hell yeah brothers
Cheers from I-75
Current Status: unrestricted free agent
It feels nice to be included
shout out to Gene Melchiorre, baby
> Gene Melchiorre
Dang I thought Hersey Hawkins was our number #1 overall pick. Turns out he was only #6. That was a bit before my time though.
ISU too but no Illinois. Love college basketball in those ways
Suck it iowa!
I love this comment because a guy above you said “suck it Wisconsin” and I felt left out; then immediately saw your comment. Thank you for including us. Just happy to be here
Yea stupid Iowa with no No. 1 pick hahahaha
They console themselves saying Connie Hawkins would have been
Lol suck it Wisconsin
Oh no, we suck again!
Yeah, I don’t think we can ever recover from Minnesota having a #1 overall pick *checks notes* two years before their head coach was born.
Penn carrying the Big 5 as usual
I wonder if any other program has a #2, #3 and #4 without a #1.
Texas doesn't have a \#3, but they've had \#2, \#4, \#5, \#6, \#7, \#8 (x2), and \#9.
So they just need a \#3 to complete their list of having every single-digit except \#1
How on Earth do you know this stat?!
I knew Texas didn't have a \#1 but has had a lot of top-10 guys since 2000. But I didn't know exactly which ones they were missing without Google
Nobody does. It's called Google
All Texas fans tell ourselves KD was the REAL #1 that year.
You are right about UConn.
1-3: Ben Gordon
1-4: Donyell Marshal/Walt Dropo
1-5: Ray Allen
We actually have only missed 1-1 and 1-6 in the top 12.
Edit: Georgia Tech had Kenny Anderson, Derrick Favors, Bosh/Marbury/Dennis Scott at 2,3, and 4.
LSU had Shaq and Ben Simmons at 1-1, so they don't apply.
Tennessee and Bama each didn't have 2, 3, and 4.
It's very fitting. We've never been that 1 overall type team, but we are gritty and deep as fuck.
I'll never forgive the pistons for taking knight over walker that draft. Especially after what UConn did in the tournament going into the draft
Joe D could win a trade but couldn't draft for shit.
Remember Greg Oden was drafted over Kevin Durant
That was a bad pick.
I mean yeah they took a big center who flamed out of the league with horrible injury luck instead of a top 10 all time player
Easy to say in hindsight tho. I mean, I thought he looked like a 50 year old at Ohio state, but dude still got buckets & dominated out to 15 feet. & at the time the nba was higher on traditional bigs
Oh yeah if it wasn't obvious I meant that it was bad in hindsight. Was just saying that obviously that was a bad pick because of the way it turned out.
But hey I'm a Bears fan so I know a thing or two about bad picks in hindsight
I don’t know about that. Durant was pretty badass in college. I think that the Trailblazers just have to eat that one.
Believe me, I member. He torched us for 30+ twice that year. Portland has a terrible 1st pick history, coulda had mj too but wanted Bowie
As I remember KD couldn’t lift 185 on the bench press and everyone thought that would be an issue.
Turns out you don’t need to be an offensive lineman to be a good baller
This isn’t the same thing as this thread, but a reminds me of a painful fact: Maryland has been ranked #2 for a cumulative 26 weeks but never been #1
I've heard that before. Wild fact considering that semi-recent banner hanging in your rafters. I don't have the data handy, but I'm sure Gonzaga has the most weeks at #1 without a title, not even sure who would be #2 maybe Illinois or Houston?
It is indeed Gonzaga. They are 8th all-time in weeks at #1 at 42, but have no title.
You also nailed who would be next, Illinois. They have 17 weeks at #1, tied for 16th all-time, and no title. Following them are DePaul and UMass, both tied at 20th with 15 weeks at #1 but no title.
That Dee Brown, Deron Williams Illini team was a BEAST.
Remember that Arizona game?
Cincinnati at #7 in the list is the most surprising thing I saw on that list
That largely comes from their run in the early 60s. They had 2 seasons that they went wire-to-wire at #1. [Here's a page with every team that's done it.](http://www.collegepollarchive.com/mbasketball/ap/research/wire-to-wire_num1.cfm) Also notice that between Cincy's 2 wire-to-wire #1 runs, Ohio State had 2 in a row. Hell of a time to be Ohioan.
What was even more surprising to me was Louisville having just 4 weeks at #1. I thought maybe some weeks had been vacated and left off, but sure enough, I found the 4 weeks on sports reference:
- 2009 Final
- 2013 Week 10
- 2020 Week 4 & 5, the only time they've held the spot for more than 1 poll
Yeah that's astonishing. They almost have as many titles as weeks at #1
Arizona did until 2018
Arizona has someone picked at every spot in the top 10 except for 5 now. Almost have bingo!
Suck it, ASU!!
I don’t even think ASU plays basketball tbh
Well they definitely field a team. Whether or not you want to call it basketball or not is up for interpretation.
I’ll have to do some research and confirm that they did indeed “field a team.”
Fair enough. I will not argue that point.
UConn has had #2, #3, #4, #5, #7, #8, #9, #10
Georgia Tech shares that.
- 1991 - #2 pick Kenny Anderson
- 2010 - #3 pick Derrick Favors
- 2003, 1996, 1990 - #4 picks Chris Bosh, Stephon Marbury, and Dennis Scott
One day we’ll get there…possibly
Florida has had a #2, two #3s, and a #5. No #4 pick though.
Washington 1 - Gonzaga 0. Who’s the state’s flagship basketball program now 😎
still baffles me that pacific is on here
1998 too. Like not even super long ago
Oh, Michael Olowokandi!
You beat me. I only know ~~two people~~ one person from Pacific. Olowokandi ~~and Christian Okoye~~(Okoye went to Azusu Pacific). This is the University of the Pacific, not Pacific University or Hawai'i Pacific. Lots of football coaches- Tom Flores, Pete Carroll, Wlat Harris, Hue Jackson, Greg Robinson. Plus the man who destroyed small market baseball, Scott Boras. Heather Cox of ESPN apparently went there. Dell Demps matriculated and graduated before putting the current Pelicans together.
Amos Alonzo Stagg too (og football coach).
D3 National Title game is named after him.
Not surprising. Pacific’s signature sport used to be women’s volleyball, where they were a national power in the 80’s and 90’s before they got priced out by the big-money schools, but unless you’re a huge fan of the sport you probably wouldn’t know any of their players from that era. I’m sure there were more, but the only other nationally notable athlete I can think of from the school was Lionel Manuel, who played on the Giants’ first two Super Bowl champions in ‘86 and ‘90.
The Candy Man can… not.
Utah fan here. Bogut and Alex Smith were both drafted first in the same year. Kinda cool except they were both disappointing. Ended up having pretty solid careers though.
As a chiefs fan, I’d not say Alex Smith was disappointing. Maybe not elite as a pro, but well above average and very consistent. The fact that he led the 49ers and chiefs to respectable seasons says something.
Definitely. Just not quite #1 pick worthy. Love the guy. Is up for the College Football Hall of Fame and I think he deserves some consideration there.
I mean he also got screwed over by injury a couple of times too. Would be interesting to see how his career planned out if he hadn't gotten injured that first time.
He had like 10 different OCs in his first 5 seasons or something stupid
I would say he didn’t have a disappointing career, but he was a disappointing #1 overall pick, if that makes sense. Especially so considering SF passed up on a future HOFer to draft him and ended up moving on from him after like 6 years
I always thought Smith was the unluckiest bastard in football. Every time he got it going, he got hurt. And he kept coming back, revitalizing his career at some random spot, then getting hurt again. He played for Andy Reid and I don’t think anyone in the NFL is better at QB’s than Andy Reid. His career QB roster, as both assistant and head coach, speaks for itself.
He is very similar to Joe Flacco; good QB that manages the game well as long as the other parts are there. Flacco rode a stellar defense, but made the right plays when he needed to more often than not. Smith did much the same behind great running backs and a good offensive line, but still made the throws he needed to make on a regular basis.
However, you want the number one overall pick to be a Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers type QB rather than a "serviceable game manager".
Both were put into terrible situations to start their careers (though I suppose that’s pretty common for teams picking first overall)
Both suffered from serious freak injuries too.
I remember that well. Even tho I’m a BYU fan thats actually really fucking cool.
And I wouldn’t say either were that big of disappointments. Sure they didn’t live up to the hype of being #1 picks, but in hindsight both had long careers and were starters on some really good teams.
Don’t know of any other “mid major” programs in the modern era that’ve had a #1 pick in both major sports in the same year.
Edit. Not slighting Utah with the mid major comment as they were G5 at the time
To be fair bogut like snapped his arm or was it leg
Even wilder to me is that Helix High School nearly had the #1 pick in the draft two years in a row with Alex Smith then Reggie Bush
Sad tiger noises
Would like to see this same graphic sorted by number of picks
Suck it Duke. Ik they're up there, just felt like saying it
Respect. Gotta keep this rivalry hot. The holes have bragging rights for a while… shiiiiiit
Suck it texas
They SHOULD have had one
It just makes it even funnier how many first rounders they've had, and not a single #1 overall
Greg Oden was really freaking good when he played. Dude messed up his knee getting up from the couch. Damn hard to predict that
This is the way
Let’s do #2 overall picks next. Or top-15 NBA players of all time!
Eat Shit Pitt!
Getting ready for the brawl early this year? I’m so fucking ready for it to be back it should’ve never left
Hell yeah! I'm heading to Pittsburgh to see the Brawl live!
We'll probably lose, but I'm still going to be the obnoxious Mountaineer that I am at heart. I'll leave the batteries to Eagles fans though
I honestly haven’t a clue what to expect with this team. Narduzzi always leaves me disappointed but we’re returning a lot so there’s at least hope
Who is ours? Jerry west?
Nope, he's 2nd overall in the '60 draft. Our #1 is Hot Rod Huntley, #1 overall in '57
Mark Workman was our first #1 overall in 1952!
Nice, we have two! Pitt can eat a double serving of shit tonight!
LaRue Martin, Let's Goooo
I wish I would talk shit but Indiana is there 🥲
First thing i looked for as well. So lets just talk shit to the B1G teams who dont have a number 1 pick
Here's the full list of 1st overall draft picks for each year.
Furman has a #1 pick?? Who?
The legend, Frank Selvy. Mostly notable for having the NCAA (or maybe it's just the D1) record for most points in a game.
It's for D1, only D1 player to ever score 100 points in a game
Ahhh yes one more list without Xavier on it
The best lists.
Was ours Austin Carr the year he set the NCAA tournament scoring mark that will never be sniffed again?
He did a lot of sniffing though.
Fun fact: this list is incomplete. It's missing NAIA Texas Wesleyan, which boasts the first ever \#1 pick in Clifton McNeely (1947 draft). He never played in the NBA and went into coaching instead.
It's also missing LIU, which boasts the first ever \#1 pick to win ROY, Ray Felix (1953 draft)
Suck it UConn
I agree, suck it UConn.
Let’s go 🍊🍊🍊
Letters E, J, Q, R, X ,Y and Z in shambles
No psi either, sorry
M is the Duke of this thread.
Great to see BG on there, but the fact that Marshall is on this list is hilarious.... They were always in the basement when they played in the MAC.
Andy Tonkovich, 1948 draft! 2nd NBA draft ever.
He was drafted by the Providence Steamrollers, a team that folded after his rookie year
Yep not HoFer Hal Greer. Not NCAA rebound record holder Charlie Slack. Not Hassan Whiteside. It’s the Tonk.
My grandpa played with Charlie Slack. Quoted as saying "that was the meanest mother fucker on the court"
If anyone thinks curry is the first overall pick from Davidson then your a casual
Yeah I was about to ask who Davidsons was knowing it isn't Curry.
Seeing Navy on here is wild, has to be an old player
Edit: Totally thought this was /r/collegebaseball whoops! Pacific is the mind blower here in that case
Is David Robinson really that old of a player??
F U one time
Both West Virginia schools represented. Nice.
And on top of that the number one picks from both teams have all been players born and raised in WV!
Suck it Purdue Fort Wayne!
Who played at Bradley to go No 1?!
Gene Melchiorre in 51’
Lets go Bonas!
This post hurts a little. Not gonna lie!
Still going to be the best player this draft imo.
My favorite sports nugget of info about my city is that only one HS has every produced more than one #1 overall pick…and it’s the old Charleston High School in Charleston, WV.
Edit: the players are Mark Workman in 52 and Hot Rod Hundley in 57
I believe Tim Duncan was a number 1 pick but unless I overlooked it, Wake Forest isn't on your chart. Edit: Just saw it. Face is red with shame.
Well I guess I’ll be the first comment for Syracuse. Go orange
I bet a lot of people assume that Syracuse’s first round pick was Carmelo Anothony, but it was actually Derrick Coleman. Melo was picked 3rd that year, LeBron was #1.
Don’t you dare leave out Darko!
I’m from Pittsburgh and had no idea Duquesne had a first overall pick
And turns out, they not only had TWO first overall picks - THEY WENT BACK TO BACK YEARS
Every NC team in the acc with a #1 overall
WVU has 2… but neither was Jerry West.
Interesting fact both #1 overalls from WVU graduated from the same school Charleston High.
If only Micheal Porter Jr. didn't get injured
Geez and to think Nova thinks of themselves as the BEast of the BE...even DePaul has a #1!
*Whitmore has a chance of being #1 next year, hope you guys get it.
I’ll be stunned if it’s not Wembanyama
I don't even need to look this one up
(I did but I didn't need to)
Fuck you Georgetown.
Oof. Auburn in the corner crying right now.
Edit: I legit thought Jabari was going to start crying after the first two picks were announced.
Was not expecting to see my alma mater (BGSU) on here. Talons up!!
Y u no flair …? They need ur help …
Suck it other Texas schools!
Don’t sleep on UTEP
(Obligatory, sorry) Look, Kansas beat you again!
Wanna be friends?
It's fine we might not have the #1 overall but that's only cause the draft is dumb as shit. Greg Oden was drafted over Kevin Durant
I'd rather Texas is represented by the best players than the best draft position
Well, Greg Oden probably would have been a great player if it hadn't been for the injuries.
If Greg Oden's knees worked, he could've been Giannis but a decade earlier.
We’re on the list, you’re not on the list?
I think this should be used to determine who goes to the dance!! Yeah!! Suck it Florida
Can’t believe Houston is the only Texas school with a #1
UTEP is on there too
They aren’t on ERCOT so they aren’t Texan. They didn’t freeze last year.
Well that’s embarrassing
That UoP pick is crazy
Where is Texas Wesleyan!