College Basketball's Top 25 Programs of the Last Decade

Craig MeyerCorrespondent IJuly 23, 2009

College Basketball's Top 25 Programs of the Last Decade

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    DETROIT - APRIL 06: The North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating the Michigan State Spartans 89-72 during the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Ford Field on April 6, 2009 in Detroi

Honorable Mention: Nos. 30 - No. 26

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25. Georgetown Hoyas

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MARCH 25:  Patrick Ewing Jr. #33 and Jeff Green #32 of the Georgetown Hoyas slaps hands during a timeout against the University of North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Men's East Regional Final at the Continental Airlines Arena in th

24. Indiana Hoosiers

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    ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 30:  Head coach Mike Davis of Indiana University Hoosiers stands with two of his players Jeff Newton #50 (left) and Jared Jeffries #1 after the semifinal round of the NCAA Men's Final Four game against the Oklahoma University Sooners a

23. Villanova Wildcats

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    PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 19:  Allan Ray #14 of the Villanova Wildcats goes in for a layup against Mustafa Shakur #15 of the Arizona Wildcats during the Second Round of the 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 19, 2006 at the Wachovia Center in Phila

22. Stanford Cardinal

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    SEATTLE - MARCH 18:  Josh Childress #1 of the Stanford University Cardinal drives against the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners during the 1st Round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on March 18, 2004 in Seattle,

21: Xavier Musketeers

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    ATLANTA - MARCH 26:   Dedrick Finn #12 of the Xavier Muskateers congratulates Romain Sato #10 after Sato sinks a foul shot resulting from a technical foul against  the Texas Longhorns in the final seconds of the third round game of the NCAA Division I Men

20. Pittsburgh Panthers

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    BOSTON - MARCH 26:  DeJuan Blair #45 of the Pittsburgh Panthers takes the floor before taking on the Xavier Musketeers during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regionals at TD Banknorth Garden on March 26, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by

19. Gonzaga Bulldogs

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    OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 23:  Adam Morrison #3 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs calls a play against the UCLA Bruins during the third round game of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Arena in Oakland on March 23, 2006 in Oakland, California.  (Photo

18. Marquette Golden Eagles

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17. Kentucky Wildcats

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    INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 19:  (L-R) Ravi Moss #2, Chuck Hayes #44 and Rajon Rondo #4 of the Kentucy Wildcats celebrate in the final seconds of their 69-60 win over the Cincinnati Bearcats in the second round game of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tourna

16. Memphis Tigers

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    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - MARCH 23:  Head coach John Calipari of the Memphis Tigers talks with his player Joey Dorsey #3 in the first half against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the second round of the South Regional as part of the 2008 NCAA Men's Ba

15. Louisville Cardinals

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    ST. LOUIS - APRIL 02:  Francisco Garcia #32 of the Louisville Cardinals gestures as he takes the court against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Edward Jones Dome on April 2, 2005 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Ronal

14. Oklahoma Sooners

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 21:  Blake Griffin #23 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on during their second round game against the Michigan Wolverines the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 21, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri.

13. Illinois Fighting Illini

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    ST. LOUIS - APRIL 02:  Teammates Dee Brown #11 and Luther Head #4 of the Illinois Fighting Illini celebrate at a time-out against the Louisville Cardinals in the second half during the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Edward Jones Dome on April 2, 2005 in St.

12. Wisconsin Badgers

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    MILWAUKEE - DECEMBER 09:  Alando Tucker #42 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates in the final minute of Wisconsin's 70-66 win against the Marquette Golden Eagles December 9, 2006 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Get

11. Arizona Wildcats

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    23 Mar 2001: Center Loren Woods #3 of the Arizona Wildcats looks for an open pass against the Ole Miss Rebels during the NCAA Tournament at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Arizona defeats Ole Miss 66-56.  DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck/ALL

10. Texas Longhorns

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 14:  Head coach Rick Barnes speaks with D.J. Augustin #14 of the Texas Longhorns  against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Quarterfinals at Sprint Center on March 14, 2008 in Kansas City, Missou

9. UCLA Bruins

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    WESTWOOD, CA - JANUARY 15:  Josh Shipp #3 and Darren Collison #2 of the UCLA Bruins talk on the court during the college basketball game against the Arizona Wildcats at Pauley Pavilion on January 15, 2009 in Westwood, California. The Bruins defeated the W

8. Syracuse Orange

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7. Maryland Terrapins

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    ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 1:  Juan Dixon #3 of the University of Maryland Terrapins drives past A.J. Moye #2 of the Indiana University Hoosiers during the men's NCAA National Championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. Maryland won, 64-52. (Photo

6. Connecticut Huskies

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5. Duke Blue Devils

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4. Kansas Jayhawks

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    SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 07:  Mario Chalmers #15 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots and makes a three-pointer to tie the game to send it into overtime against the Memphis Tigers during the 2008 NCAA Men's National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 7, 2008

3. Michigan State Spartans

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    3 Apr 2000: Mateen Cleaves #12 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates on the floor during the NCAA Men''s Finals Four Game against the Florida Gators at the RCA Dome  in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Spartans defeated the Gators 89-76. Mandatory Credit: J

2. Florida Gators

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1. North Carolina Tar Heels

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    DETROIT - APRIL 06:  Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating the Michigan State Spartans 89-72 during the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Ford Fiel
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