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50 in 50 rankings: No. 25 Arkansas

Editor's note: Using a point system devised by the ESPN Stats & Information department, ESPN.com is counting down the 50 most successful programs of the past 50 years. A running list of the top 50 can be found here. For an explanation of the scoring system, read our intro.

25. Arkansas (284 points)

Positives: Won 1994 national title; made three other Final Fours; 12 regular-season conference titles in 19-season span from 1977-95; six consensus All-Americans; six top-10 picks.

Negatives: Lost seven points due to sanctions; zero regular-season conference titles since 1995; no conference title of any kind since 2000; just one NCAA tournament win since 1999.

Fun fact: Somewhat surprisingly, Sidney Moncrief (1979) is the only first-team consensus All-American in school history.

Rank by the decade

1962-69: -12 (T-272nd)

1970-79: 62 (T-21st)

1980-89: 67 (T-28th)

1990-99: 161 (7th)

2000-present: 6 (T-141st)

50 in 50 starting five (1962-present)

G – Lee Mayberry (1988-92)

G – Sidney Moncrief (1975-79)

G/F – Joe Johnson (1999-2001)

F – Todd Day (1988-92)

F – Corliss Williamson (1992-95)

Top options off the bench

Joe Kleine (1982-85)

Scotty Thurman (1992-95)

Oliver Miller (1988-92)

50 in 50 coach: Nolan Richardson (1985-2002)

Best teams (1962-present)

1977-78 (32-4, NCAA national semifinals)

1989-90 (30-5, NCAA national semifinals)

1993-94 (31-3, NCAA national champs)

--Harold Shelton and Brett Edgerton contributed to this post