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U of L 12th in decade "Best of All" rankings

Yesterday, rivals released its rankings of the top 17 athletic programs in the country over the past decade and U of L landed at No. 12. The site only took into account the big three sports (football, basketball and baseball) and utilized the following formula:


Share of national title: 10 points
BCS championship game loser: 7 points
Top-4 ranking: 5 points
Nos. 5-8: 3 points
Nos. 9-16: 2 points
Nos. 17-25: 1 point
Unranked team with bowl bid: 0.5 points


National title: 10 points
Runner-up: 7 points
Final Four: 5 points
Elite Eight: 3 points
Sweet 16: 2 points
Round of 32: 1 point
First-round loss: 0.5 points


National title: 10 points
Runner-up: 7 points
Third or fourth in CWS: 5 points
5th through 8th in CWS: 3 points
Super Regional loss: 2 points
Second place in regional: 1 point
Regional appearance: 0.5 points

Here's how Louisville totaled out:

12. Louisville Points: 11.5 football, 15 basketball, 7 baseball, 33.5 points

The buzz: Louisville reached the 2005 Final Four and lost in a regional final in 2008 and 2009. Louisville's football team finished seventh in the coaches' poll in 2004 and 2006. The baseball team advanced to the College World Series in 2007.

Texas topped the rankings, and was followed by Florida, LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma.