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United States of College Basketball: Predicting the best team in each state for the 2022-23 season

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New York: St. John's Red Storm
State of the state: Johnnies fans, here is your moment. This is a first! In the past seven years of making the United States of College Basketball, only Syracuse or St. Bonaventure got their logos on display. But with Syracuse coming off the first sub-.500 season of Jim Boeheim's life and with the Bonnies losing significant pieces, Mike Anderson's Red Storm are looking like the Empire State's best basketball outfit. Posh Alexander and Andre Curbelo will try to get the Johnnies into the NCAA Tournament, where the program hasn't won a game since 2000. Team who could have the highest win total by March: Colgate. Matt Langel's Raiders won 23 or more games in the three most recent seasons with a complete or mostly complete schedule.
 

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National Prominence deteriorated

Not that this publication matters but we’re certainly not regarded as a Northeastern power anymore imo.
 

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National Prominence deteriorated

Not that this publication matters but we’re certainly not regarded as a Northeastern power anymore imo.
No not at all. Our play in the earlier part of the past decade has been able to get us some top recruits who have grown up Cuse fans. But that will surely dry up if we keep playing like this.
 

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"will try to get the Johnnies into the NCAA Tournament, where the program hasn't won a game since 2000."

I understand being upset at last nights performance and then seeing this, but look at that quote and ease up a bit. If Syracuse is forever doomed to lost relevance and soon our recruits will dry up and that's why we aren't listed in this article, then how do you explain the Johns? Nobody in High School today (including some of the teachers) was even born yet the last time they won a NCAA Tournament game.
 

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"will try to get the Johnnies into the NCAA Tournament, where the program hasn't won a game since 2000."

I understand being upset at last nights performance and then seeing this, but look at that quote and ease up a bit. If Syracuse is forever doomed to lost relevance and soon our recruits will dry up and that's why we aren't listed in this article, then how do you explain the Johns? Nobody in High School today (including some of the teachers) was even born yet the last time they won a NCAA Tournament game.
Explain what about St. John’s? They don’t get top recruits either despite playing a good portion of their games in MSG.
 

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Explain what about St. John’s? They don’t get top recruits either despite playing a good portion of their games in MSG.

I just mean that this article naming them the top team in the state is being used as reason to believe we're washed up as program with no hope of recovery. That is being attributed to declining relevance in recent seasons. Well, the team that was named instead of us has a much longer track record of irrelevence and they have been bestowed this (apparently) coveted prize. I'm simply saying that this distinction is not super important or credible and even if it were, it shows that your relevancy can change on a dime even if you have a 30-40 year streak of no-nothingness going like the Johnathans do.
 

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