college sports The Best College Basketball Programs  

Ranker Community
Originally by
25.6k votes 2.1k voters 37.3k views 353 items Embed

List Rules Only major basketball programs from four-year universities

The best college basketball programs in the country come from some of the most distinguished universities and colleges in the US. These excellent athletic programs produce some of the basketball's most elite athletes and some of the greatest rivalries in sports, college or otherwise. These are the colleges with good basketball programs that regularly kill it on the court.

Some of these teams, like the Tarheels and the Jayhawks, are perennial contenders in the NCAA Men's Final Four and even NCAA basketball championship game, and other are up and coming programs that could soon rival the best college basketball programs for spots in the NCAA basketball tournament.

What are the best college basketball programs? What college has the best basketball program? What schools have the top basketball programs? There are a lot of answers to these questions that will likely be swayed by fervent fandom, but the point of this list is to compile answers and determine who has the top spot on the list of the best college basketball programs. If you know of a great basketball school that's not on the list yet, make sure to add it and get it in the running for the title of best college basketball program.

And since this is likely a list to be visited while thinking about, or in the throws of, March Madness, be sure to consult these tips for picking NCAA brackets when you're sifting through the up-and-comers trying to decide who will make it to the Sweet 16 and beyond.
list ordered by

1
593 510
Kentucky Wildcats men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

Zoo Attacks: 17 Idiots Who Climbed the Fence at the Zoo The Best College Basketball Coaches of All Time

2
510 468
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

3
569 527
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

4
482 460
Kansas Jayhawks Men's Basketba... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

5
322 365
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

6
372 402
Michigan State Spartans men's ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

7
304 372
Indiana Hoosiers men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

8
321 339
Louisville Cardinals men's bas... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

9
250 283
Arizona Wildcats men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

10
236 235
Villanova Wildcats men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

11
271 319
Connecticut Huskies men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

12
248 316
Syracuse Orange men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

13
227 325
Michigan Wolverines men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

14
201 291
Florida Gators men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

15
190 229
Wisconsin Badgers men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

The Best Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Players Ever The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now

16
185 224
Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

17
162 260
Georgetown Hoyas Men's Basketb... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

18
155 227
Maryland Terrapins men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

19
139 169
Butler Bulldogs men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

20
139 179
Virginia Cavaliers men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

21
137 230
Notre Dame Fighting Irish men'... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

22
135 225
Marquette Golden Eagles men's ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

23
133 289
Ohio State Buckeyes men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

24
121 198
Wichita State Shockers men's b... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

25
88 133
West Virginia Mountaineers men... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

26
96 126
Xavier Musketeers men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

27
95 179
Cincinnati Bearcats men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

28
30 19
Connecticut Huskies women's ba... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

29
91 184
Purdue Boilermakers basketball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Sixth Man of the Year? The Very Best of the Overly Attached Girlfriend Meme

30
79 156
Oregon Ducks men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

31
62 92
Creighton Bluejays men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

32
36 34
Providence Friars men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs
TRENT13 added Providence Friars men's basketball Providence

33
71 101
VCU Rams men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

34
83 173
North Carolina State Wolfpack ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs
North Carolina State Wolfpack men's basketball

35
41 63
Iowa State Cyclones men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

36
79 191
UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

37
60 112
Baylor Bears men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

38
81 162
Memphis Tigers men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

39
77 168
St. John's Red Storm men's bas... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

40
53 72
Dayton Flyers men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

41
5 1
Holy Cross Crusaders is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs
TRENT13 added Holy Cross Crusaders

42
53 125
Miami Hurricanes men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

43
10 9
Boise State Broncos men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

The Most Obnoxious Athletes Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

44
62 111
University of Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs
nwathumper added University of Arkansas

45
9 8
Saint Mary's Gaels men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

46
8 7
South Carolina Gamecocks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs
TRENT13 added South Carolina Gamecocks

47
50 98
Utah Utes men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

48
75 186
Illinois Fighting Illini men's... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

49
44 90
Davidson Wildcats men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs

50
38 72
Oklahoma Sooners men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best College Basketball Programs