Originally Posted by south bender
Every single Division I school (340? of them) wants to win the NCAA tourney.
There are 345 Division 1 basketball programs. For a bit of perspective, remember that even making the NCAA Tournament field as one of the last selections and losing in the first round, that places you safely in the Top 20% of all D1 teams (68/345). When you consider our actual seeding (1st among the 12 seeds, or about the 45th best team in the committee's estimation), that puts us safely in the top 15% of teams, with a good 300 teams lined up behind us.
Monty is doing fine. Cal is not yet at the level of a program where we can expect
tournament appearances every year, much less high seeds and deep runs every year. But we are close.