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Xavier basketball is finally getting the national respect it deserves

The Musketeers are the No. 15 team in our top 25 countdown. Xavier has spent the last decade quietly becoming one of college basketball's most consistent postseason contenders. The Musketeers have reached the second weekend of the NCAA tournament five times over the last nine years, an accomplishment that puts them on par with Kentucky and Arizona. Postseason achievement has rarely correlated with preseason respect, though.
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