Building a winning team in college basketball is hard enough, but building a dominant program is another kind of challenge altogether. The most iconic schools in college hoops not only feature decades' worth of winners, but also a track record for producing NBA talent and coaches who have become legends for both their on-court success and their recruiting ability.
These are the kinds of programs that are fixtures on national TV schedules as well as the national rankings. Whether their reputations have been built by one coach (Mike Krzyzewski at Duke) or many (John Calipari and his legion of predecessors at Kentucky), they’ve become the signature names in the college game.
Read on for a closer look at the 10 biggest powerhouses on the current college basketball scene.