The All Time College Hoops Power Rankings

The 10 greatest college basketball programs of all time, ranked by historical success and continued relevance across generations.

 

1)  UCLA– Established: 1920–11 championships (10 in 12 years) and 18 Final Four appearances
Wins: 1,821
Winning Percentage: .689
Last Championship: 1995
Defining Coach: John Wooden
Illustrious alumni:

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  2. Bill Walton
  3. Reggie Miller
  4. Gail Goodrich
  5. Russell Westbrook
  6. Jamaal Wilkes
  7. Kevin Love
  8. Marques Johnson
  9. Baron Davis
  10. Sidney Wicks

2)  Kentucky– Established: 1903–8 championships and 17 Final Four appearances
Wins: 2,206
Winning Percentage: .764
Last Championship: 2012
Defining Coach: Adolph Rupp
Illustrious alumni: 

  1. Dan Issel
  2. Cliff Hagan
  3. Frank Ramsey
  4. Anthony Davis
  5. Antoine Walker
  6. John Wall
  7. Rajon Rondo
  8. DeMarcus Cousins
  9. Jamal Mashburn
  10. Karl Anthony-Towns
  11. Louie Dampier

*also Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley

3)  UNC– Established: 1911–6 championships and 20 Final Four appearances
Wins: 2,168
Winning Percentage: .737
Last Championship: 2009
Defining Coach: Dean Smith
Illustrious alumni:

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. Bob McAdoo
  3. James Worthy
  4. Larry Brown
  5. Billy Cunningham
  6. Vince Carter
  7. Rasheed Wallace
  8. Walter Davis
  9. Jerry Stackhouse
  10. Sam Perkins/Antawn Jamison/Brad Daugherty

4)  Duke– Established: 1906–5 championships and 16 Final Four appearances
Wins: 2,085
Winning Percentage: .707
Last Championship: 2015
Defining Coach: Mike Krzyzewski
Illustrious alumni: 

  1. Grant Hill
  2. Elton Brand
  3. Jeff Mullins
  4. Carlos Boozer
  5. Shane Battier
  6. Kyrie Irving
  7. Corey Maggette
  8. Luol Deng
  9. Mike Gminski
  10. Mike Dunleavy

5)  Indiana– Established: 1901–5 championships and 8 Final Four appearances
Wins: 1,778
Winning Percentage: .639
Last Championship: 1987
Defining Coach: Bob Knight
Illustrious alumni:

  1. Isiah Thomas
  2. Walt Bellamy
  3. George McGinnis
  4. Dick Van Ardsdale
  5. Tom Van Ardsdale

6)  Kansas– Established: 1899–3 championships and 14 Final Four appearances.
Wins: 2,183
Winning Percentage: .723
Last Championship: 2008
Defining Coach: Phog Allen 
Illustrious alumni:

  1. Wilt Chamberlain
  2. Clyde Lovellette
  3. Paul Pierce
  4. Danny Manning
  5. Jojo White
  6. Andrew Wiggins

7)  Louisville- Established: 1912–3 championships and 10 Final Four appearances
Wins: 1,778
Winning Percentage: .666
Last Championship: 2013
Defining Coach: Rick Pitino
Illustrious alumni:

  1. Wes Unseld
  2. Junior Bridgeman
  3. Jack Coleman
  4. Rodney McCray
  5. Butch Beard

8)  Connecticut- Established: 19014 championships and 5 Final Four appearances 
Wins: 1,609

Winning Percentage: .6
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Last Championship: 2014
Defining Coach: Jim Calhoun
Illustrious alumni:

  1. Ray Allen
  2. Richard Hamilton
  3. Clifford Robinson
  4. Caron Butler
  5. Rudy Gay
  6. Andre Drummond
  7. Kemba Walker

9)  Michigan St– Established: 1899–2 championships and 9 Final Four appearances
Wins: 1,635
Winning Percentage: .606
Last Championship: 2000
Defining Coach: Tom Izzo
Illustrious alumni:

  1. Magic Johnson
  2. Kevin Willis
  3. Zach Randolph
  4. Jason Richardson
  5. Draymond Green
  6. Steve Smith

10)  Florida– Established: 1921–2 championships and 5 Final Four appearances
Wins: 1,363
Winning Percentage: .559
Last Championship: 2007
Defining Coach: Billy Donovan
Illustrious alumni:

    1. Mike Miller
    2. Al Horford
    3. Joakim Noah
    4. Bradley Beal
    5. Chandler Parsons
    6. Jason Williams
    7. David Lee
    8. Vernon Maxwell

*The tournament to determine a national champion began with 8 teams in 1939, expanded to 16 in 1951, 32 in 1975, and 64 in 1985.

* Alumni are ranked according to eventual success on the professional level.

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