7 All-Time Best March Madness Teams
March Madness is the culmination of the NCAA season. It’s when the finest teams compete in a national tournament in order to see who’s the best, with sixty-eight men’s teams and sixty-four women’s teams making the cut. The winner is considered the year’s champion of college hoops.
In order to determine which teams are allowed to play in the tournament — there are more than 300 Division I NCAA basketball programs in the country — conference commissioners and athletic directors from across the nation come together and suss out which teams are worthy of admittance. Thirty-one of the teams are given automatic entry by virtue of winning their respective conference tournaments, and the rest are left to the mercy of the selection committee.
The selection committee spends four days deliberating over the rest of the teams, as well as the seeding for the tournament, which is announced live on television on Selection Sunday. The games begin the following Tuesday and wrap up in April. With the tournament coming up quickly and brackets being printed in anticipation, here are seven of the best teams to ever be invited to March Madness.