We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1!
Fine. Swell. But who's No. 64 on the list of all-time greatest college basketball teams? Or No. 32? No. 16? No. 8?
Relax, kids. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you. That’s right. We’ve ranked every NCAA tournament champion since 1939. All 81 of ‘em. Hey, somebody had to do it.
Be forewarned that your favorite team might not rank as high you think it should. So, by all means, vent to your heart’s content. Remember, that’s what we're here for, people.
Note: A variety of factors were taken into account — won-loss record, basic statistics, talent level and Simple Rating System (a metric that measures point differential and strength of schedule). The pre-1950 champions are lumped together at the bottom, not because we dislike octogenarians, but a lack of pertinent data renders them tough to rank.