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DePaul Should Be Ranked: 11 Things That Have Happened Since DePaul Was Last Ranked In The Top 25

A quick read if you’re on the go or you just love listicles.

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DePaul hasn’t been ranked since early on in the 2000-01 season. A lot of things have transpired - tragedies, successes, technological shifts, Ted Cruz liking a porn video on twitter - and we here at Big East Coast Bias are going to count down 11 things that have happened since 2000.

11. Dave Leitao Leaves For Virginia (2005)

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Dave Leitao bailed from DePaul and went to Virginia. He eventually got 2.1 million dollars to leave Virginia.

10. Dave Leitao Hired At DePaul (2002)

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Dave Leitao got hired as head coach at DePaul in 2002! Look how young he is. Actually, that picture might have been taken a couple nights ago? God damn he looks good.

9. Dave Leitao Hired At DePaul (2015)

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His suits fit him way better now. He looks sharp.

8. George W. Bush Becomes President (2000)

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That’s right, ol’ dubbya was inaugurated on January 20th, 2001, a little while after DePaul became unranked.

7. Barack Obama Becomes President (2009)

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Barack Obama took office on January 20th, 2009! Remember when he was president?

6. I Went To The Grocery Store And Somehow Spent Over $200 (2017)

James Sloan an employee at Hy-Vee bagged grocery for a customer Scott Ware Thursday Feb 22 2018 in New Hope, MN.] Sloan is blind and has been an employee at the store since 2015 JERRY HOLT • Photo By Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images

No fucking clue how I did that. I lived in a 600 square foot apartment by myself. What the fuck happened? What did I even buy? I wasn't making enough money to do this. Hopefully I consumed everything I bought. It was probably all hot sauce.

5. Chicago White Sox Win World Series (2005)

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Jermaine Dye won a World Series MVP. Do you remember how Jermaine Dye made you feel when he was playing on a baseball field? I do.

4. Chicago Cubs Win World Series (2016)

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“Some people forget that.”

- Robert O’Neill

3. DePaul Upsets #5 Kansas In Chicago (2006)

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64-57. At the AllState Arena in front of 16,000+. Down 14, the Blue Demons rallied back with Sammy Meija scoring 8 points in the final 3 minutes of game action to spur on a phenomenal 14-0 run. This DePaul team ended up making a nice little run in the NIT.

2. Chicago Blackhawks Win 3 Stanley Cups

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What an unbelievable run.

1. Constant Existential Crisis

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what the fuck have we done