With March Madness right around the corner, college basketball fans around the world are hoping that their team can reach the ultimate goal: the championship title. Let's take a stroll down memory lane to see which teams have racked up the most championship titles.
Here's a look at the top five.
Taking the top spot on the champions list, UCLA has won a grand total of 11 times. Coach John Wooden was with the team for their first 10 wins. The New York Times wrote that Wooden, "made UCLA the most successful team in college basketball." UCLA also holds the record for the most consecutive national titles. From 1967 to 1973, the team racked up 7 consecutive championships.
The runner-up for national titles, the Kentucky Wildcats added their first national title to their list in 1948. However, many may recall their most recent win in 2012 when Kentucky's Anthony Davis broke the NCAA freshman block record, tallying up 183 for the season.
Up next is UNC in the third place slot. Back in 1957, the Tar Heels actually won their first championship title in a third overtime period, which was the only three-overtime game in the history of NCAA finals. North Carolina is also the most recent national winner, claiming the title for their 6th time in 2017.
Close behind the Tar Heels are the Blue Devils of Duke University. The Blue Devils took their first win a little later than the other teams, defeating Kansas in 1991 with a score of 72-65. Duke won again in 1992, serving back-to-back consecutive titles.
Tied with Duke University for wins are the Indiana University Hoosiers. Coach Bob Knight led his team to an undefeated 32-0 record in their 1975-76 season, but their most recent victory in 1987 was because of the winning shots by guard Keith Smart. Smart had the two final shots, one of which was made with 5 seconds left on the clock, a near buzzer beater.