UCLA's string of seven consecutive NCAA championships (1967-1973) will never be exceeded. This run of the ultimate in season success is without equal in college basketball history.
Only seven programs have even pulled off back-to-back championships since the national tournament began in 1939. They are, as follows: Oklahoma A&M (1945, 1946), Kentucky (1948, 1949), San Francisco (1955, 1956), Cincinnati (1961, 1962), UCLA (1964, 1965), Duke (1991, 1992) and Florida (2006, 2007).
The likelihood of any program being able to improve on head coach John Wooden’s sequence of success is extremely remote. Think about it this way: Kentucky is the only college basketball program that has more than seven total championships. The Wildcats currently have eight.
It’s hard to find examples in any sport where a team has displayed this level of dominance. The University of Iowa’s men’s wrestling program won nine consecutive NCAA championships from 1978-1986. The Boston Celtics' string of eight consecutive NBA championships (1959-1966) surpasses the Bruins' achievement.
Even as dominant as the New York Yankees have been over the years, their longest cycle of World Series championships is five (1949-1953).