50 Greatest Programs in Kentucky History: #50-31

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    In the fall, I posted a run down of the fifty greatest high school football programs in Kentucky history. The rankings were compiled through a formula that awarded points for various achievements. Tonight we will unveil a list for the greatest basketball programs in Kentucky history. Like football, basketball also has a points formula. Teams are credited with district championships (dating back to 1927), regional championships (also dating to 1927), state tournament wins (dating to 1918), and state championships won. (District and region championships date to 1927 because the postseason format has remained almost unchanged since then).

    The formula certainly isn't perfect and you may disagree with the rankings. That's fine! In case of ties, the team with the most state championships gets the better ranking. If that number is the same, I added the total number of district, region, and state championships together and the highest number gets the better ranking.

    I'm putting out the rankings over a four day period. Check back each day this week for an update.

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    50. Valley Vikings (65 points)
    District Championships: 23
    Region Championships: 9
    State Tournament Game Wins: 8
    State Championships: 0

    49. Henderson Purple Flash (67 points) - closed
    District Championships: 25
    Region Championships: 6
    State Tournament Game Wins: 10
    State Championships: 0

    48. Eastern Eagles (69 points)
    District Championships: 14
    Region Championships: 7
    State Tournament Game Wins: 12
    State Championships: 1 (1997)

    47. Elizabethtown Panthers (69 points)
    District Championships: 28
    Region Championships: 6
    State Tournament Game Wins: 8
    State Championships: 1

    46. North Hardin Trojans (70 points)
    District Championships: 19
    Region Championships: 12
    State Tournament Game Wins: 9
    State Championships: 0

    46. Seneca Redhawks (72 points)
    District Championships: 18
    Region Championships: 4
    State Tournament Game Wins: 12
    State Championships: 2 (1963, 1964)

    44. Paris Greyhounds (76 points)
    District Championships: 29
    Region Championships: 7
    State Tournament Game Wins: 11
    State Championships: 0

    43. Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds (76 points)
    District Championships: 37
    Region Championships: 9
    State Tournament Game Wins: 7
    State Championships: 0

    42. Madison Central Indians (78 points)
    District Championships: 41
    Region Championships: 4
    State Tournament Game Wins: 8
    State Championships: 1 (2013)

    41. Highlands Bluebirds (79 points)
    District Championships: 32
    Region Championships: 10
    State Tournament Game Wins: 9
    State Championships: 0

    40. Breathitt County Bobcats (79 points)
    District Championships: 33
    Region Championships: 11
    State Tournament Game Wins: 8
    State Championships: 0

    39. Monticello Trojans (81 points) - closed
    District Championships: 15
    Region Championships: 9
    State Tournament Game Wins: 16
    State Championships: 0

    38. Hazel Green Bullfrogs (82 points) - closed
    District Championships: 22
    Region Championships: 8
    State Tournament Game Wins: 13
    State Championships: 1 (1940)

    37. Paintsville Tigers (84 points)
    District Championships: 22
    Region Championships: 9
    State Tournament Game Wins: 13
    State Championships: 1 (1996)

    36. Warren Central Dragons (86 points)
    District Championships: 13
    Region Championships: 13
    State Tournament Game Wins: 14
    State Championships: 1 (2004)

    35. Covington Catholic Colonels (87 points)
    District Championships: 26
    Region Championships: 10
    State Tournament Game Wins: 12
    State Championships: 1 (2014)

    34. Hopkinsville Tigers (87 points)
    District Championships: 30
    Region Championships: 8
    State Tournament Game Wins: 12
    State Championships: 1 (1985)

    33. Newport Wildcats (89 points)
    District Championships: 25
    Region Championships: 11
    State Tournament Game Wins: 14
    State Championships: 0

    32. Oldham County Colonels (90 points)
    District Championships: 33
    Region Championships: 15
    State Tournament Game Wins: 9
    State Championships: 0

    31. Central City Golden Tide (91 points) - closed
    District Championships: 34
    Region Championships: 15
    State Tournament Game Wins: 9
    State Championships: 0
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    Great thread!

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    Very cool. Surprised to see Hoptown already but I guess they got most of their Sweet 16 wins in the last decade.

    Thanks for this gchs!!!!!! I'm geeked!!!

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    What's up with the Hazel numbers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    What's up with the Hazel numbers?
    Yikes. I messed up. It's too late to edit, but if someone with more skill or access than me would like to go in and fix it, I would appreciate it.

    Hazel Green

    District Championships: 22
    Region Championships: 8
    State Tournament Game Wins: 13
    State Championships: 1 (1940))

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    What's the points for each category?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Yikes. I messed up. It's too late to edit, but if someone with more skill or access than me would like to go in and fix it, I would appreciate it.

    Hazel Green

    District Championships: 22
    Region Championships: 8
    State Tournament Game Wins: 13
    State Championships: 1 (1940))
    I got ya!

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    The fact that CovCath makes number 35 after having the majority of their success in the past 4 years really does make me wonder where South Oldham might end up, if at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacobCarey5530 View Post
    The fact that CovCath makes number 35 after having the majority of their success in the past 4 years really does make me wonder where South Oldham might end up, if at all.
    Covington Catholic won five straight regional titles and was state runner-up in the late-1960s.

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    Looks like points are 1 pt for dist champ, 2 points for regional, 3 points for each state tourney win and 5 for state championship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    What's the points for each category?
    It looks to be:

    District Championships: 1 point per win
    Region Championships: 2 points per win
    State Tournament Game Wins: 3 points per win
    State Championships: 5 points per win

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    You do know that were going to need the bottom 25 or so as well, right?

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    Interesting. How many points did Trinity have and how far were they from the cut-off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacobCarey5530 View Post
    ...make me wonder where South Oldham might end up, if at all.
    165th place

    4 district titles, 3 regions, 1 win at the state

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