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List Rules Only current college basketball coaches. No historic, recently fired or resignations, or NBA coaches should be included

The best current basketball coaches are the wise, talented and experienced men who lead the best men's college basketball teams in the country in 2016-2017. These men lead the NCAA in career wins, have numerous championships under their belt and are among the best college basketball coaches of all time and the highest-paid current college basketball coaches too.

As the decorated head coach of the Duke Blue Devils since 1980, Mike Krzyzewski is easily regarded as the best current college basketball coach today. Set to surpass 1,000 career wins, Coach K as he is fondly known, doesn't just dominate in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament with four titles but also the world as he'd led the US Men's Olympic Basketball Team to two gold medals.

While Krzyzewski is an easy favorite, there are dozens of other stellar college basketball coaches deserving of recognition. Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, John Calipari of Kentucky, Bill Self of Kansas and Rick Pitino of Louisville have all earned respect in the league as the best of the best. But some of the very best coaches don't play in the NCAA Division I. Take Harry Statham of McKendree for example. His over 1,000 wins over nearly 50 years top that of Coach K's yet coaching a Division II school puts him in a different category of elite.

So whether you judge the best current college basketball coaches by the number of titles they've won, how they've led your favorite team to a Cinderella run in March Madness or just that they've brought an ailing program back to greatness, surely you can find a way to rank these best current NCAA basketball coaches. Vote for your picks, add any not listed or re-rank this list of the best current college basketball coaches!

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Mike Krzyzewski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Mike Krzyzewski age 68 - Duke Blue Devils

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Tom Izzo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Izzo age 60 - Michigan State Spartans

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Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Roy Williams age 65 - North Carolina Tar Heels

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Bill Self is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Bill Self age 53 - Kansas Jayhawks

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Rick Pitino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Rick Pitino age 63 - Louisville Cardinals

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Jay Wright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
bigulcards added Jay Wright age 54 - Villanova Wildcats

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Jim Boeheim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Jim Boeheim age 71 - Syracuse Orange

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Mark Few is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Mark Few age 53 - Gonzga Bulldogs

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John Calipari is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
John Calipari age 56 - Kentucky Wildcats

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Bo Ryan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
voting closed at #5 Bo Ryan age 68 - Wisconsin Badgers

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Bob Huggins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Bob Huggins age 62 - West Virginia Mountaineers

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Billy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
voting closed at #9 Billy Donovan age 52 - Florida Gators

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Shaka Smart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Shaka Smart age 38 - Texas Longhorns

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Gregg Marshall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Gregg Marshall age 54 - Wichita State Shockers

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Sean Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added Sean Miller age 47 - Arizona Wildcats

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John Beilein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
John Beilein age 62 - Michigan Wolverines

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Brad Stevens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
voting closed at #14 Brad Stevens age 41 - Butler Bulldogs

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Greg McDermott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Greg McDermott age 51 - Creighton Bluejays

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Jim LarraƱaga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Jim LarraƱaga age 66 - Miami Hurricanes

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Buzz Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Buzz Williams age 43 - Virginia Tech Hokies

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Tubby Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added Tubby Smith age 64 - Texas Tech Red Raiders

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Thad Matta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Thad Matta age 48 - Ohio State Buckeyes

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Dana Altman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Dana Altman age 57 - Oregon Ducks

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Steve Fisher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added Steve Fisher age 70 - San Diego State

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Archie Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Archie Miller age 37

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Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Tony Bennett age 46 - Virginia Cavaliers

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Tom Crean is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Crean age 49 - Indiana Hoosiers

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John Thompson III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added John Thompson III age 49 - Georgetown Hoyas

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Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
txmcvf added Danny Manning age 49

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Frank Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
millerump18 added Frank Martin age 49 - South Carolina Gamecocks  

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Steve Alford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Steve Alford age 51 - UCLA Bruins

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Chris Collins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Chris Collins age 31 - Northwestern Wildcats

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Ed Cooley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
VinceCauteroJr. added Ed Cooley age 46 - Providence Friars

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Fran McCaffery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
robinsontravis78 added Fran McCaffery age 56 - Iowa Hawkeyes

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Bruce Weber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
wiabux added Bruce Weber age 59 - Kansas State Wildcats

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Scott Drew is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Scott Drew age 45 - Baylor Bears

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Rick Barnes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Rick Barnes age 61 - Tennessee Volunteers  

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Jamie Dixon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Jamie Dixon age 50 - Pitt Panthers

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Steve Prohm is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Steve Prohm age 41 - Iowa State Cyclones

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Leonard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Leonard Hamilton age 67 - Florida State Seminoles

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Mike Brey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Mike Brey age 56

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Kelvin Sampson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Kelvin Sampson age 60 - Houston Cougars

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Ben Jacobson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Ben Jacobson age 45 - Northern Iowa Panthers

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Larry Krystkowiak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
Tom Derr added Larry Krystkowiak age 51 - Utah Utes

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Fran Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Fran Dunphy age 67 - Temple Owls

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Lon Kruger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Lon Kruger age 63

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Kevin Stallings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Kevin Stallings age 55 - Vanderbilt Commodores

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Mick Cronin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Mick Cronin age 44 - Cincinnati Bearcats

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Mike Anderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Mike Anderson age 56

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Kermit Davis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current College Basketball Coaches
TRENT13 added Kermit Davis age 56