And the top college basketball programs of all-time are?
Well, the Associated Press on Wednesday named its top 100 and it probably doesn’t surprise you who’s in the top five:
No. 1 Kentucky; No. 2 North Carolina; No. 3 Duke; No. 4 UCLA; and No. 5 Kansas. Rounding out the top 10 are No. 6 Indiana; No. 7 Louisville; No. 8 Arizona; No. 9 Syracuse; and No. 10 Cincinnati.
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Others from the Carolinas include N.C. State (21), Wake Forest (33) and Clemson (65) of the ACC. SEC-member South Carolina is 62nd, and the Atlantic 10’s Davidson is No. 89.
UCLA has been the most frequent No. 1 in the AP ranking with 134 appearances at the top, mostly thanks to coach John Wooden's unmatched dynasty on the 1960s and '70s. Next come Duke (129), Kentucky (124), North Carolina (110) and Kansas (65).
The Associated Press has ranked the best programs in college basketball since January 1949. More than 68 years and 1,100 polls, a total of 59 schools have been ranked No. 1, starting with Saint Louis.