NCAA Championship Game 2012: Power Ranking 51 Years of Finals

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NCAA Championship Game 2012: Power Ranking 51 Years of Finals
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Players and coaches make their legacies by reaching the NCAA championship game. No matter what Butler coach Brad Stevens or former UConn guard Kemba Walker do in their careers, their meeting in the 2011 NCAA title game will forever be remembered.

That is not to say that it will be remembered for all the right reasons. Sloppy shooting made last year's title game one of the most unwatchable spectacles in recent college basketball history.

But was it the worst NCAA championship game of the past 50 years?

Conversely, great NCAA title games can be made on a variety of factors. Social significance, juicy pregame storylines, outsized personalities and great in-game moments all make a game a memorable spectacle. Which one was the best?

Come along and let's find out. Then we can talk about it in the comments.

(This slideshow has now been updated to include last night's Kentucky championship win over Kansas. Where does it rank? Go find out.)

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