The new “ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia” contains a list of the ESPN/Sagarin all-time program rankings.
Western came in at No. 44, highest of any Sun Belt Conference team by far (Denver was the second-highest, at No. 163).
The rankings were compiled using an average of the school’s won-loss record and its scoring margin.
Kentucky is ranked No. 1, followed by UCLA, Kansas, North Carolina and Indiana in the top five.