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The Best AAC Basketball Teams  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
53 votes 11 voters 12 items

List Rules Vote up the AAC schools with the historically best basketball team.

The American Athletic Conference is home to the four-time national champion UConn Huskies and the two-time title-winning Cincinnati Bearcats. Some of the greatest basketball players of all time put in their college time at the best ACC basketball programs, guys like Oscar Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Penny Hardaway and Ray Allen. Current NBA stars like Kemba Walker and Derrick Rose played in the American Athletic Conference.

Still, the best-known AAC basketball program might still be the UConn women's team, rightfully regarded as one of the best teams in college basketball, which has won 10 titles since 2000, including a run of four straight from 2013-2016.

The AAC men's basketball teams have a long way to go to catch up to that legacy, but which team has the best chance to do it? Which AAC team stands at top of the mountain right now? Vote below.

Connecticut Huskies men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best AAC Basketball Teams
Photo: Connecticut

All-time record: 1714-975
Conferences titles: 29
National championships: 4
Final Four appearances: 5

Notable players: Ray Allen, Kemba Walker, Richard Hamilton, Andre Drummond, Ben Gordon

Location: Storrs, Connecticut

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Memphis Tigers men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best AAC Basketball Teams
Photo: Memphis
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All-time record: 1315-652
Conferences titles: 18
National championships: 0
Final Four appearances: 3

Notable players: Penny Hardaway, Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans, Will Barton

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

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Cincinnati Bearcats men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best AAC Basketball Teams
Photo: Cincinnati

All-time record: 1815-1016
Conferences titles: 24
National championships: 2
Final Four appearances: 6

Notable players: Oscar Robertson, Kenyon Martin, Nick Van Exel, Lance Stephenson

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

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Houston Cougars men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best AAC Basketball Teams
Photo: Houston
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All-time record: 1224-815
Conferences titles: 5
National championships: 0
Final Four appearances: 5

Notable players: Hakeem Olajuwon, Elvin Hayes, Clyde Drexler

Location: Houston, Texas

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