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The 25 most dominant men’s college basketball programs


Ranked: 25 most dominant men’s college basketball programs – Business Insider 2016-03-15T15:01:55Z

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Business Insider has compiled a list of the schools that run the most dominant men’s basketball programs.

To create the ranking we used athletic-department revenue generated by the men’s basketball team (33% of score; provided by the Department of Education) and Niche’s college rankings (67% of score), which includes Final Four appearances and championships since 2000, home attendance, and student approval.

Niche’s rankings are designed to give prospective students an idea of which schools have the best basketball atmosphere.

Here are the 25 most dominant men’s basketball programs.

No. 25 University of Oklahoma

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $10.9 million

Average home basketball attendance:  9,890

Basketball Championship Score*: 0

Final Four Appearances: 1

Student Surveys on Athletics: 3.9 out of 5

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*Number of NCAA championships won since 2000 across Divisions I, II, and III. Championships were weighted by division.

No. 22 University of Memphis

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $8.4 million

Average home basketball attendance: 16,336

Basketball Championship Score: 0

Final Four Appearances: 1

Student Surveys on Athletics: 3.7 out of 5

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No. 21 University of Arkansas

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $16.3 million

Average home basketball attendance: 13,750

Basketball Championship Score: 0

Final Four Appearances: 0

Student Surveys on Athletics: 4.0 out of 5

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No. 20 University of Michigan

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $14.2 million

Average home basketball attendance: 12,138

Basketball Championship Score: 0

Final Four Appearances: 1

Student Surveys on Athletics: 4.0 out of 5

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No. 19 University of Tennessee

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $16.9 million

Average home basketball attendance: 16,635

Basketball Championship Score: 0

Final Four Appearances: 0

Student Surveys on Athletics: 4.0 out of 5

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No. 18 University of Texas

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $16.7 million

Average home basketball attendance: 10,945 

Basketball Championship Score: 0

Final Four Appearances: 1

Student Surveys on Athletics: 4.1 out of 5

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No. 17 Marquette University

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $15.3 million

Average home basketball attendance: 15,033 

Basketball Championship Score: 0

Final Four Appearances: 1

Student Surveys on Athletics: 3.7 out of 5

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No. 16 University of Illinois

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $17.8 million

Average home basketball attendance: 15,013

Basketball Championship Score: 0

Final Four Appearances: 1

Student Surveys on Athletics: 3.9 out of 5

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No. 15 University of Arizona

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $19.2 million

Average home basketball attendance: 14,157 

Basketball Championship Score: 0

Final Four Appearances: 1

Student Surveys on Athletics: 3.9 out of 5

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No. 14 University of California at Los Angeles

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $12.2 million

Average home basketball attendance: 9,549 

Basketball Championship Score: 0

Final Four Appearances: 3

Student Surveys on Athletics: 3.9 out of 5

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No. 13 Indiana University

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $24.0 million

Average home basketball attendance: 17,412 

Basketball Championship Score: 0

Final Four Appearances: 1

Student Surveys on Athletics: 3.9 out of 5

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No. 12 University of Maryland

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $16.7 million

Average home basketball attendance: 12,489 

Basketball Championship Score: 3

Final Four Appearances: 2

Student Surveys on Athletics: 3.8 out of 5

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No. 10 University of Wisconsin

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $21.3 million

Average home basketball attendance: 16,843 

Basketball Championship Score: 0

Final Four Appearances: 3

Student Surveys on Athletics: 4.0 out of 5

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No. 9 University of Florida

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $10.4 million

Average home basketball attendance: 10,677

Basketball Championship Score: 6

Final Four Appearances: 4

Student Surveys on Athletics: 4.2 out of 5

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No. 8 University of Kansas

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $19.1 million

Average home basketball attendance: 16,438 

Basketball Championship Score: 3

Final Four Appearances: 4

Student Surveys on Athletics: 4.0 out of 5

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No. 7 University of Connecticut

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $9.6 million

Average home basketball attendance: 10,728 

Basketball Championship Score: 9

Final Four Appearances: 4

Student Surveys on Athletics: 3.9 out of 5

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No. 6 Syracuse University

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $29.4 million

Average home basketball attendance: 22,439

Basketball Championship Score: 3

Final Four Appearances: 2

Student Surveys on Athletics: 4.0 out of 5

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No. 4 University of Kentucky

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $24.7 million

Average home basketball attendance: 23,099 

Basketball Championship Score: 3

Final Four Appearances: 4

Student Surveys on Athletics: 4.0 out of 5

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No. 3 University of North Carolina

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $20.8 million

Average home basketball attendance: 19,582

Basketball Championship Score: 6

Final Four Appearances: 4

Student Surveys on Athletics: 4.0 out of 5

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No. 2 University of Louisville

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $45.8 million

Average home basketball attendance: 21,571 

Basketball Championship Score: 3

Final Four Appearances: 3

Student Surveys on Athletics: 3.9 out of 5

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No. 1 Duke University

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Annual men’s basketball revenue: $33.8 million

Average home basketball attendance: 9,314 

Basketball Championship Score: 9

Final Four Appearances: 4

Student Surveys on Athletics: 4.0 out of 5

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