NCAA College Basketball All Time Championship Rankings

ChampionshipHistory provides all time rankings over the years. Based on a point system, rewarding those schools who make it to the final four, here are the best NCAA backetball schools!


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Championship History NCAA Basketball All-Time Rankings!!

Rankings are determined as:
  • 5 points for Winning the Final Four Championship (Championship Points)
  • 3 points for Losing in the Championship game
  • 1 point each for the two teams that lost in the first round of the Final Four
School Total Points Championships (5) Lost Championships (3) Lost in Final Four (1) Final Four Appearances More Info
UCLA 66 11 2 5 18
Lost Championships (3 points): 2
Lost in Final Four: 5
Final Four Appearances: 18
Kentucky 57 8 4 5 17
Lost Championships (3 points): 4
Lost in Final Four: 5
Final Four Appearances: 17
North Carolina 54 6 5 9 20
Lost Championships (3 points): 5
Lost in Final Four: 9
Final Four Appearances: 20
Duke 48 5 6 5 16
Lost Championships (3 points): 6
Lost in Final Four: 5
Final Four Appearances: 16
Kansas 38 3 6 5 14
Lost Championships (3 points): 6
Lost in Final Four: 5
Final Four Appearances: 14
Indiana 30 5 1 2 8
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 8
Ohio State 23 1 4 6 11
Lost Championships (3 points): 4
Lost in Final Four: 6
Final Four Appearances: 11
Louisville 22 3 0 7 10
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 7
Final Four Appearances: 10
Conneticut 21 4 0 1 5
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 5
Michigan 21 1 5 1 7
">Lost Championships (3 points): 5
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 7
Michigan State 19 2 1 6 9
">Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 6
Final Four Appearances: 9
Cincinnati 16 2 1 3 6
">Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 3
Final Four Appearances: 6
Oklahoma State 16 2 1 3 6
">Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 3
Final Four Appearances: 6
Florida 15 2 1 2 5
">Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 5
Georgetown 15 1 3 1 5
">Lost Championships (3 points): 3
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 5
Villanova 15 2 1 2 5
">Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 5
Syracuse 14 1 2 3 6
">Lost Championships (3 points): 2
Lost in Final Four: 3
Final Four Appearances: 6
Arkansas 12 1 1 4 6
">Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 4
Final Four Appearances: 6
NC State 11 2 0 1 3
">Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 3
San Francisco 11 2 0 1 3
1997">Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 3
Arizona 10 1 1 2 4
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 4
Utah 10 1 1 2 4
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 4
Wisconsin 10 1 1 2 4
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 4
California 9 1 1 1 3
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 3
Houston 9 0 2 3 5
Lost Championships (3 points): 2
Lost in Final Four: 3
Final Four Appearances: 5
Marquette 9 1 1 1 3
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 3
Oklahoma 9 0 2 3 5
Lost Championships (3 points): 2
Lost in Final Four: 3
Final Four Appearances: 5
La Salle 8 1 1 0 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 2
UNLV 8 1 0 3 4
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 3
Final Four Appearances: 4
Illinois 7 0 1 4 5
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 4
Final Four Appearances: 5
Memphis 7 0 2 1 3
Lost Championships (3 points): 2
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 3
Bradley 6 0 2 0 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 2
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 2
Butler 6 0 2 0 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 2
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 2
CCNY 6 1 0 1 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 2
Dartmouth 6 0 2 0 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 2
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 2
Holy Cross 6 1 0 1 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 2
Kansas State 6 0 1 3 4
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 3
Final Four Appearances: 4
Maryland 6 1 0 1 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 2
Stanford 6 1 0 1 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 2
Iowa 5 0 1 2 3
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 3
Loyola 5 1 0 0 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 1
Oregon 6 1 0 1 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 2
UTEP 5 1 0 0 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 1
Wyoming 5 1 0 0 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 1
Baylor 4 0 1 1 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 2
Georgia Tech 4 0 1 1 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 2
LSU 4 0 0 4 4
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 4
Final Four Appearances: 4
NYU 4 0 1 1 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 2
Purdue 4 0 1 1 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 2
St. Johns 4 0 1 1 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 2
West Virginia 4 0 1 1 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 2
Dayton 3 0 1 0 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 1
Florida State 3 0 1 0 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 1
Indiana State 3 0 1 0 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 1
Jacksonville 3 0 1 0 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 1
Seattle 3 0 1 0 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 1
Seton Hall 3 0 1 0 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 1
Texas 3 0 0 3 3
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 3
Final Four Appearances: 3
Washington State 3 0 1 0 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 1
Colorado 2 0 0 2 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 2
DePaul 2 0 0 2 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 2
Oregon State 2 0 0 2 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 2
Providence 2 0 0 2 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 2
Temple 2 0 0 2 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 2
USC 2 0 0 2 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 2
Virginia 2 0 0 2 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 2
Wichita State 2 0 0 2 2
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 2
Final Four Appearances: 2
Charlotte 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Drake 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Duquesne 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
George Mason 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Georgia 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Iowa State 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Massachusetts 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Minnesota 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Mississippi State 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
New Mexico State 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Notre Dame 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Penn 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Penn State 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Princeton 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Rutgers 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Santa Clara 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
SMU 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
St. Bonaventure 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
St. Joseph's 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
VCU 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Wake Forest 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Washington 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Western Kentucky 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1
Gonzaga 3 0 1 0 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 1
Lost in Final Four: 0
Final Four Appearances: 1
South Carolina 1 0 0 1 1
Lost Championships (3 points): 0
Lost in Final Four: 1
Final Four Appearances: 1


Curious on what the modern day rankings would be? Here's the NCAA Basketball Top 10 All Time Rankings since 1990, 1980 and 1970. Compare to the All Time rankings!


1990 1980 1970 All Time
  1. 35 - Duke
  2. 24 - Kentucky
  3. 24 - North Carolina
  4. 21 - Conneticut
  5. 16 - Kansas
  6. 15 - Florida
  7. 13 - Michigan State
  8. 10 - UCLA
  9. 10 - Syracuse
  10. 9 - Arizona
  11. 9 - Arkansas
  12. 9 - Michigan
  1. 40 - Duke
  2. 32 - North Carolina
  3. 25 - Kentucky
  4. 22 - Kansas
  5. 21 - Conneticut
  6. 19 - Louisville
  7. 15 - Florida
  8. 14 - Indiana
  9. 14 - Michigan
  10. 13 - Michigan State
  11. 13 - UCLA
  12. 13 - Syracuse
  1. 43 - Duke
  2. 40 - UCLA
  3. 36 - North Carolina
  4. 33 - Kentucky
  5. 24 - Kansas
  6. 21 - Conneticut
  7. 21 - Louisville
  8. 20 - Indiana
  9. 18 - Michigan State
  10. 17 - Michigan
  1. 66 - UCLA
  2. 57 - Kentucky
  3. 49 - North Carolina
  4. 48 - Duke
  5. 38 - Kansas
  6. 30 - Indiana
  7. 23 - Ohio State
  8. 22 - Louisville
  9. 21 - Conneticut
  10. 21 - Michigan


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