March 8, 2023
The madness is just about upon us as teams wind down their regular season schedules. The conference tournaments will be a mere formality for many teams looking to get to the big dance and win it all. Winning a conference tournament is nice and all but it is not the true goal of any one of the top college basketball teams in the country. In fact, in the last 20 season, the NCAA College Basketball National Champion failed to win their conference 11 times. You can the results below:
NCAAB Last 20 National Champions
|2022||Kansas||Won Big 12|
|2021||Baylor||Lost Big 12 semi|
|2019||Virginia||Lost ACC semi|
|2018||Villanova||Won Big East|
|2017||North Carolina||Lost ACC semifinals|
|2016||Villanova||Lost Big East finals|
|2015||Duke||Lost ACC semi|
|2014||UConn||Lost AAC finals|
|2013||Louisville||Won Big East|
|2012||Kentucky||Lost SEC finals|
|2011||UConn||Won Big East|
|2009||North Carolina||Lost ACC semi|
|2008||Kansas||Won Big 12|
|2005||North Carolina||Lost ACC semi|
|2004||UConn||Won Big East|
|2003||Syracuse||Lost Big East semi|
|2002||Maryland||Lost ACC semifinals|
Current NCAA Rankings with Futures Odds
If you are going to pick your national championship futures winner, now may be as good as a time as any. If you look at the table below there is still some value left to be had. Based on current ranking, there is futures value on Kansas, Purdue & Marquette. Their ranking and record are better than what their odds seem to indicate.
-odds by SportsBetting.ag
You probably already know that many of the teams in the top ten have already won a national championship because they have a long storied championship history (UCLA for example), but what about some of these other teams? We answer those questions individually below:
Has Houston Ever Won a College Basketball National Title?
No. They came very close back in the early 80’s when they had Clyde “The Glide” Drexler and Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon. They were runners up in 1983-84.
Has Alabama Ever Won a College Basketball National Title?
No. They have lots of football championships but zero basketball championships. They have made the Sweet 16 eight times however.
Has Purdue Ever Won a College Basketball National Title?
No. But they have made two Final Four appearances.
Has Marquette Ever Won a College Basketball National Title?
Yes. They were national champions once, back in 1977.
Has Texas Ever Won a College Basketball National Title?
No. Despite their success in college basketball they have not been able to pull off the big one.
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