Schools With Most NCAA Mens College Basketball Tournament Championships

Earlier this week I wrote a post about the Purdue basketball program being the must underrated college basketball program in the country. The crux of the argument was that because Purdue does not have a national championship since the NCAA Tournament began in 1939, whereas, for example, Indiana has five, the Boilermakers’ regular season accomplishments are not respected as they should be.

As usual, some people agreed and some people disagreed. What cannot disputed as we get ready to embark on March Madness 2011 and another NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament, is the importance of being the last team standing in March. As any Indiana fan can tell you, once you hang a banner for a national championship, no one can ever take it away from you – and it gives you a pretty strong trump card in any argument over teams with fewer or zero national titles.

So which school has the ultimate trump card? Well, UCLA does of course, with their 11 national titles. The table below shows you all the teams who have won the NCAA Mens College Basketball Tournament, and which schools have won it the most.

List of Schools with the Most NCAA Tournament Championships in Mens College Basketball History

School Number of NCAA Titles Years
UCLA 11 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995
Kentucky 7 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998
Indiana 5 1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, 1987
North Carolina 5 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009
Duke 4 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010
Kansas 3 1952, 1988, 2008
Cincinnati 2 1961, 1962
UCONN 2 1999, 2004
Florida 2 2006, 2007
Louisville 2 1980, 1986
Michigan State 2 1979, 2000
N.C. State 2 1974, 1983
Oklahoma State 2 1945, 1946
San Francisco 2 1955, 1956
Arizona 1 1997
Arkansas 1 1994
California 1 1959
CCNY 1 1950
Georgetown 1 1984
Holy Cross 1 1947
LaSalle 1 1954
Loyala (IL) 1 1963
Marquette 1 1977
Maryland 1 2002
Michigan 1 1989
Ohio State 1 1960
Oregon 1 1939
Stanford 1 1942
Syracuse 1 2003
UNLV 1 1990
Texas Western (UTEP) 1 1966
Utah 1 1944
Villanova 1 1985
Wisconsin 1 1941
Wyoming 1 1943

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