What Are Reasonable Expectations for Area D1 College Basketball Programs?

What’s a good year for a coach or a team? The answer varies for different programs. A below average year for Villanova would be strong year for most college basketball teams. Here in a highly UNscientific manner, I offer “reasonable expectations” for area programs. These reasonable expectations are based on historical performance, league affiliation, facilities, financial incentive, recruiting patterns, etc.

Do we set the bar too high for some programs? It is too low for others? What do you think?

Collin Gillespie, Villanova

Villanova

Top 2 in Big East every year

Top 4 Seed in NCAA tournament every year

Sweet 16 every year

Final 4 every 4 or 5 years

Big East is a multi-bid league

Hysier Miller, Temple

Temple

Top 3 in American Conference every year

Post-season every year

NCAA tournament 3 out of every 4 years

NIT 1 out of every 4 years

Sweet 16 1 out of every four years

AAC is a multi-bid league

Dahmir Bishop, St. Joseph’s

Saint Joseph’s

Top 4 in A10 every year

Post-Season 2 out of every 4 years

NCAA tournament 1 out of every 4 years

NIT tournament 1 out of every 4 years

A10 is a multi-bid league

Jhamir Brickus, La Salle

La Salle

Top 6 in A10 every year

Post-Season 2 out of every 4 years

NCAA tournament 1 out of every 4 years

NIT tournament 1 out of every 4 years

A10 is a multi-bid league

Sam Sessoms, Penn State

Penn State

Post-Season 3 out of every 4 years

Top 7 in Big Ten every year

1 NCAA tournament every 4 years

NIT tournament 2 out of every 4 years

Big 10 is a multi-bid league

Paul Mulcahy, Rutgers

Rutgers

Top 7 in Big Ten every year

Post-Season 3 out of every 4 years

1 NCAA tournament out of every 3 years

NIT tournament 2 out of every 4 years

Big 10 is a multi-bid league

Camren Wynter

Drexel

Top 4 in CAA every year

Post-Season 2 out of every 4 years

NCAA tournament 1 out of every 4 years

NIT tournament 1 out of every 4 years

CAA is a one bid league

Jordan Dingle, Penn

Penn

Top 2 in Ivy League every year

Post-Season every year

NCAA tournament 2 out of every 4 years

NIT tournament 2 out of every 4 years

IVY League is a one big league

Allen Powell, Rider

Rider

Top 2 in MAAC every year

Post-Season 2 out of every 4 years

NCAA tournament 1 out of every 4 years

NIT tournament 1 out of every 4 years

MAAC is a one big league

Elijah Ford, Wagner

Wagner

Top 2 in NEC every year

Post-Season 2 out of every 4 years

NCAA tournament 1 out of every 4 years

NIT tournament 1 out of every 4 years

NEC is a one bid league

Myles Carter, Delaware State

Delaware State

Top 4 in MEAC

Post-Season 1 out of every 4 years

NCAA tournament tournament 1 out of every 4 years

NIT tournament 1 out of every 4 years

MEAC is a one-bid league

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