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Ranking Mick Cronin’s 299 Wins

Today, Mick Cronin should win his 300th game as a college basketball coach. That’s quite the accomplishment. Since it’s such a huge deal, it should be honored. Since I have no girlfriend or interesting personal life on this Friday night before the potential 300th win, I will rank every win. I will not comment on every win, because god damn, I’m not insane.

Since this is a long list, I did not put dates. I did rank by Ken Pom, so on some of these OVC schools, you just have to guess when it was. I can’t do everything for you. I will admit right away that I have probably underrated/overrated the first wins. The numbers next to the schools are the Ken Pom ranks. I pretty much just listed those, although the top has plenty of exceptions.

  1. Florida State – NCAA tournament – Sent UC to the Sweet 16
  2. Purdue – NCAA tournament
  3. Missouri – 1st NCAA tournament win
  4. Syracuse – Big East tournament
  5. Georgetown – Big East tournament
  6. Austin Peay – 104 – 3/6/04 – OVC tournament final, 1st NCAA bid
  7. Wagner – 276 – 11/22/03 – First career win
  8. Howard – 1st win at Cincinnati
  9. Texas – NCAA tournament
  10. Xavier – 1st Crosstown Shootout win
  11. West Virginia – 1st game against Huggins
  12. Louisville – 1
  13. West Virginia – Huggins return to Cincinnati
  14. Louisville – Big East tournament
  15. Marquette 18
  16. Maryland – Maui Invitational
  17. Xavier
  18. Louisville – 1st top 10 Ken Pom win
  19. Samford – OVC Tournament final, 2nd NCAA bid
  20. Pittsburgh 11
  21. Louisville 14
  22. Connecticut 15
  23. Georgetown 15
  24. SMU 16
  25. Pittsburgh 16
  26. Louisville 17
  27. SMU 18
  28. Marquette 26
  29. Marquette 26
  30. Pittsburgh 22
  31. Georgetown 31
  32. Connecticut 26
  33. SMU 26
  34. Connecticut 26
  35. Iowa State 26
  36. Georgetown 31
  37. Georgetown 31
  38. SMU 26
  39. SMU 31
  40. Xavier
  41. San Diego State 31
  42. North Carolina State 32
  43. Weber St – NIT
  44. West Virginia 33
  45. Georgetown 31
  46. Iowa State 30
  47. Oregon 35
  48. Vanderbilt – Maui Invitational
  49. VCU 31
  50. Notre Dame 35
  51. Memphis 36
  52. Memphis 36
  53. Connecticut 38
  54. Houston 38
  55. Notre Dame 40
  56. St John’s 41
  57. Southern Illinois 42 – Matt Painter coached SIU
  58. Notre Dame 43
  59. Villanova 46
  60. Syracuse 47
  61. Pittsburgh 64
  62. Connecticut 49
  63. Connecticut 51
  64. Connecticut 51
  65. Providence – Big East tournament – Last Big East win
  66. George Washington 52
  67. UAB 53
  68. Villanova 53
  69. Seton Hall 55
  70. Nebraska 56
  71. Seton Hall 59
  72. Xavier
  73. Houston 61
  74. North Carolina State 62
  75. Alabama 63
  76. Tulsa 65
  77. Temple 66
  78. Mississippi St 69
  79. Seton Hall 117 – 200th win
  80. UNLV 73
  81. Connecticut 72
  82. UCF 72
  83. North Carolina State 75
  84. Memphis 75
  85. South Florida 78
  86. Rutgers 78
  87. Penn State 83
  88. Miami University
  89. Providence 86
  90. Nebraska 85
  91. Tulsa 85
  92. Villanova 85
  93. Villanova 85
  94. Memphis 87
  95. Miami University 88
  96. Middle Tennessee 89
  97. Connecticut
  98. Oklahoma 105
  99. Rice  91
  100. North Carolina Central 91
  101. Providence 91
  102. Dayton 97
  103. South Florida – Big East tournament
  104. North Carolina Central 103
  105. Seton Hall 106
  106. Rutgers 106
  107. Rutgers 106
  108. Temple 110
  109. Temple 110
  110. South Florida 111
  111. Wright State 111
  112. Georgia 112
  113. Western Kentucky – 117-
  114. Rutgers – Big East tournament
  115. St Johns 121
  116. St Johns 121
  117. Wright State 122
  118. Providence 127
  119. South Florida 127
  120. Temple 131
  121. Oakland 130
  122. Stony Brook 130
  123. Tulsa 133
  124. Samford 133
  125. Houston 133
  126. Houston 133
  127. Albany 138
  128. South Florida 141
  129. St John’s 140
  130. Oklahoma 144
  131. UCF – AAC tournament – Mick’s only AAC tournament victory
  132. Eastern Kentucky 143
  133. Miami University 143
  134. TCU – 154 – 12/3/03
  135. Marshall 146
  136. Rutgers 149
  137. Temple 150
  138. Temple 150
  139. DePaul 151
  140. Eastern Kentucky 151
  141. Morehead St 154
  142. UCF 155
  143. UCF 155
  144. Samford 155
  145. St John’s 157
  146. Middle Tennessee 157
  147. Rutgers 159
  148. SEMO St 162
  149. USC Upstate 166
  150. Illinois-Chicago 168
  151. DePaul 170
  152. Rutgers 170
  153. Rutgers 170
  154. Lipscomb 171
  155. Lipscomb 173
  156. Southern Miss -176
  157. DePaul 174
  158. High Point 175
  159. IPFW 176
  160. Rutgers 182
  161. Austin Peay 184
  162. Charleston Southern – 100th win
  163. Morehead St – 203- OVC tournament
  164. Jacksonville St – OVC tournament
  165. Tennessee Martin – OVC tournament
  166. Tennessee Tech – 236 – OVC tournament
  167. UCF 185
  168. Miami University 187
  169. Miami University 191 – last win vs Miami
  170. South Florida 191
  171. South Florida 191
  172. East Carolina 191
  173. East Carolina 191
  174. Austin Peay 195
  175. Tennessee St 195
  176. Austin Peay 195
  177. Western Carolina 195
  178. DePaul 198
  179. DePaul 198
  180. Eastern Kentucky – 198
  181. Eastern Kentucky – 198
  182. UTSA – 200
  183. Tulane 200
  184. Tennessee Tech 202
  185. Morehead St – 203
  186. Morehead St – – 203
  187. Jacksonville St 203
  188. East Carolina 205
  189. DePaul 206
  190. Jacksonville St 207
  191. Jacksonville St 207
  192. Tennessee St 208
  193. Tennessee St 208
  194. Delaware St – 209
  195. Fairfield 210
  196. Texas Southern 212
  197. Houston 213
  198. Houston 213
  199. Central Michigan 214
  200. Wright St 215
  201. Texas A&M – CC
  202. Rice 217
  203. Marshall 217
  204. Tulane 220
  205. St Francis PA 221
  206. SE MO St – 222
  207. SE MO St – 222
  208. Arkansas Little Rock 222
  209. Tennessee Martin 222
  210. Tennessee Martin 222
  211. East Carolina 224
  212. Winthrop 225
  213. Eastern Illinois 225
  214. Northwestern St 227
  215. North Carolina A&T 227
  216. UTSA 227
  217. Eastern Illinois 229
  218. Eastern Illinois 229
  219. Bowling Green 230 – #1 in pure entertainment value, hi Jess!
  220. Tennessee Tech – 236
  221. Chicago State – 237
  222. Jacksonville St – 238
  223. South Florida 238
  224. South Florida 238
  225. Western Carolina
  226. Mount St Mary’s 248
  227. Delaware St – 251
  228. Norfolk St 251
  229. Tennessee Martin – 254
  230. Tennessee Martin – 254
  231. Utah Valley 255
  232. Bowling Green 255
  233. Tulane 257
  234. Tulane 257
  235. Eastern Kentucky 261
  236. Eastern Kentucky 261
  237. Savannah St 263
  238. Fairleigh Dickinson 264
  239. Tennessee St – 265
  240. Tennessee St – 265
  241. UC Davis -265
  242. Texas Southern 267
  243. Brown 27o
  244. St Francis PA 277
  245. South Florida 277
  246. Eastern Illinois – 279
  247. Eastern Illinois – 279
  248. USC Upstate 284
  249. Cal St Bakersfield
  250. UCF 282
  251. UCF 282
  252. Chicago State 283
  253. Coastal Carolina 284
  254. Coastal Carolina 285
  255. Jacksonville St 286
  256. South Florida 288
  257. South Florida 288
  258. Morehead St – 294
  259. Morehead St 294
  260. Western Illinois 298
  261. Campbell 300
  262. Arkansas Pine Bluff 303
  263. Robert Morris 303
  264. Tennessee Martin 304
  265. Tennessee Martin 304
  266. Morgan St 304
  267. Wagner 304
  268. SE MO St 309
  269. SE MO St 309
  270. Prairie View 310
  271. Southeastern Louisiana 310
  272. Tennessee Martin 312
  273. Radford 313
  274. Eastern Illinois 314
  275. Alabama St 315
  276. Texas Southern 321
  277. Arkansas Pine Bluff 321
  278. UMass Lowell 322
  279. Toledo 325
  280. Florida A&M 325
  281. Campbell 327
  282. Morehead St 328
  283. Morehead St 328
  284. Georgia Southern 328
  285. Appalachian State 331
  286. Toledo 332
  287. Tennessee Martin 332
  288. Chicago St 334
  289. Kennesaw State 338 – Blood Rivalry
  290. Mississippi Valley St 340
  291. Maryland Eastern Shore 344
  292. Arkansas Pine Bluff 344
  293. Arkansas Tech NR
  294. Campbellsville
  295. Georgetown (KY) – NR
  296. SIU Edwardsville – NR
  297. SIU Edwardsville
  298. South Dakota
  299. West Florida – NR