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Bill Self Is Nation's Top Coach According To Adjusted Efficiency Statistics

His tenure in Lawrence has been remarkably consistent and his Jayhawks are the early leader to win an eighth consecutive Big 12 title.

Over at RealGM, Dan Hanner took a look at how the top programs in college basketball have fared on a per-possession basis over the last five years.

When adjusted for pace, the coach with the highest margin between how many points his teams score on an average possession and how many they give up is Kansas' Bill Self.

Self's Kansas teams have had an average efficiency margin of 33, two points higher than John Calipari at Memphis and Kentucky and 3-5 points higher than Coach K, Ohio State's Thad Matta and Wisconsin's Bo Ryan.

The next closest Big 12 coach is Texas' Rick Barnes at No. 7, while Kansas State's Frank Martin, Baylor's Scott Drew and Missouri's Frank Haith appear at the end of the top 20.

Self, who came to Kansas from Illinois in 2003, has led the Jayhawks to seven consecutive Big 12 titles, and he may be putting his most impressive coaching performance yet in 2011, as he's pieced together a thin team devastated by a wave of departures to the NBA into a Big 12 contender.