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Wall Street Journal ranks winningest religious basketball programs

Published: Thursday, Nov. 10 2011 5:00 a.m. MST

Villanova guard Corey Fisher drives the lane for a basket as Notre Dame guard Ryan Ayres defends late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, March 2, 2009, in South Bend, Ind. Villanova won 77-60.  ((AP Photo/Joe Raymond)) Villanova guard Corey Fisher drives the lane for a basket as Notre Dame guard Ryan Ayres defends late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, March 2, 2009, in South Bend, Ind. Villanova won 77-60. ((AP Photo/Joe Raymond))

The Brigham Young University men's basketball team ranks second in winning percentage among universities with religious affliations, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

"The top winning percentage belongs to the Vincentians (.611), a Catholic order, which includes Big East programs St. Johns and DePaul. The Augustinians, another Catholic order, have a winning percentage of .641, but they are represented only by Villanova," wrote WSJ reporter Jared Diamond.

BYU, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has a winning percentage of .620.

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