Now that the 2009 North Carolina Tar Heels have claimed the national championship we can begin fun offseason activities like the one I have planned here. Since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985 there have been 25 national champions.
There are some familiar faces.
North Carolina has three national titles teams. Florida has two, Duke has two. Kansas and Kentucky also have multiple title winners. There are also cinderellas like 1985 Villanova.
But who really is the best national champion of the NCAA Tournament 64 team field era? That’s up to you to decide.
Below is a bracket with all 25 national champions listed. We will start with a play in game between 85 VIllanova and 88 Kansas. After that the tournament is really going to get started.