With the completion of the 2008-2009 college basketball season, we have seen a champion of the sport crowned in every year this decade, a 10-year span that has now come to a close.
In each and every decade of the past, we have seen the grace and dominance from an array of players, coaches, teams, and elite programs, all of which serve as a sort of time capsule that works to define that period of time.
The new millennium (or do we call it the 2000s?) has proven to be no exception, as college basketball fans have been treated to some spectacular play from some excellent players, have seen some all-time great teams, and have witnessed fantastic coaches working to build their legends and to elevate their places in the game's history.
Keeping this in mind, what I have decided to do is do a Top 25 poll of sorts and rank college basketball programs based on their accomplishments this decade, beginning with the 1999-2000 season, and taking into account vital barometers of a program's success in order to determine which one really has been the best these past 10 years.
Note: All of the stats that appear in each slide for every team are just from this decade (winning percentage, NCAA Tournament appearances, etc.).