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College Basketball Rankings: AP All-Time Top 100

When you look at the all-time college basketball rankings, which program would you consider to be the best to ever grace the hardwood?

While opinions will differ and a great back-and-forth discussion could be had, the fine folks at the Associated Press have found a great way to answer that questions by constructing its AP All-Time Top 100.

The Associated Press come up with a formula that gives points for poll appearances, No. 1 rankings and consistency.

The result was a complete list of the best college basketball teams in history.

Did your favorite team make the cut?

Here are the top 100 teams in AP history:

  1. Kentucky Wildcats (1,111 Points)
  2. North Carolina Tar Heels (1,098 Points)
  3. Duke Blue Devils (1,032 Points)
  4. UCLA Bruins (957 Points)
  5. Kansas Jayhawks (857 Points)
  6. Indiana Hoosiers (662 Points)
  7. Louisville Cardinals (627 Points)
  8. Arizona Wildcats (594 Points)
  9. Syracuse Orange (581 Points)
  10. Cincinnati Bearcats (500 Points)
  11. Illinois Fighting Illini (479 Points)
  12. Ohio State Buckeyes (453 Points)
  13. Michigan State Spartans (434 Points)
  14. Michigan Wolverines (423 Points)
  15. Georgetown Hoyas (421)
  16. Connecticut Huskies (402 Points)
  17. Maryland Terrapins (400 Points)
  18. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (382 Points)
  19. Villanova Wildcats (372 Points)
  20. Oklahoma Sooners (371 Points)
  21. Marquette Golden Eagles (366 Points)
  22. North Carolina State Wolfpack (366 Points)
  23. Iowa Hawkeyes (343 Points)
  24. Purdue Boilermakers (339 Points)
  25. UNLV Rebels (321 Points)
RANK TEAM NAME POINTS
26 Memphis 307
27 St. John’s 306
27 Florida 306
29 Missouri 300
30 Alabama 297
31 Arkansas 289
32 Virginia 283
33 Wake Forest 281
34 Oklahoma State 271
35 Pittsburgh 264
36 Texas 255
37 Wisconsin 250
38 Tennessee 243
39 Utah 239
40 Stanford 232
41 Gonzaga 230
42 West Virginia 229
43 Minnesota 226
44 Kansas State 224
45 Georgia Tech 213
46 Vanderbilt 204
47 LSU 198
48 San Francisco 191
49 DePaul 186
50 USC 174
51 Temple 169
52 Washington 154
53 Xavier 153
53 Iowa State 153
55 New Mexico 149
56 Houston 148
57 Providence 143
58 Mississippi State 140
58 Wichita State 140
60 Bradley 138
60 Oregon State 138
62 South Carolina 135
63 BYU 129
64 Florida State 127
65 Clemson 125
66 Oregon 123
67 Butler 121
68 Massachusetts 118
69 Saint Louis 115
69 La Salle 115
71 Baylor 113
72 Seton Hall 112
73 Western Kentucky 111
74 Boston College 110
75 Texas A&M 105
76 Dayton 98
77 California 97
78 Duquesne 95
79 Arizona State 94
80 Auburn 90
81 Holy Cross 89
82 Creighton 83
83 St. Bonaventure 82
83 Tulsa 82
85 Penn 78
86 SMU 77
87 Miami (FL) 75
88 George Washington 74
89 Davidson 71
90 Oklahoma City 69
91 Saint Joseph’s 68
92 Georgia 66
92 San Diego State 66
94 Seattle 65
95 New Mexico State 64
96 Long Beach State 60
96 UTEP 60
98 Loyola Chicago 57
99 Virginia Tech 50
100 Jacksonville 49
100 Mississippi 49

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  • Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
    Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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