John Beilein and Tom Izzo talk before the Michigan vs. Michigan State game in February at the Crisler Center. (David Guralnick / Detroit News)
ESPN surveyed nearly 100 of its writers, editors, broadcasters and researchers to rate college basketball coaches. The coaches were graded on a scale of 1-10 for all factors involved in running a successful program right now. In other words, there was no credit given for past accomplishments.
The coaches who finished 25th through 50th were unveiled Monday -- as were the coaches who did not make the top 50.
Michigan's John Beilein and Michigan State's Tom Izzo were not ranked from 25-50, nor were they among the list of snubbed coaches, so it is reasonable to assume they are among the top 24. Those 24 will be revealed, one per day, starting on Tuesday.
Big Ten coaches ranked 25-50 were Tim Miles of Nebraska (No. 32), Fran McCaffery of Iowa (No. 33) and Richard Pitino of Minnesota (No. 49).
Indiana's Tom Crean and Purdue's Matt Painter didn't make the top 50.