What Are Some Good Division 1 Basketball Colleges?


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The University of Kentucky Wildcats, Duke University Blue Devils, University of North Carolina Tar Heels, Syracuse University Orange and the University of California Los Angeles Bruins are all good NCAA Division I basketball schools. Other highly ranked Division I basketball schools include the University of Kansas Jayhawks, University of Indiana Hoosiers, University of Louisville Cardinals and the University of Florida Gators.

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As of 2015, the Kentucky Wildcats have more wins than any other Division I men's basketball program, with more than 2,000 total victories. The program has won eight national championships, and it also has the best winning percentage of any Division I program, having won more than 76 percent of all its games.

With 11 national titles, the UCLA Bruins have won more national championships than any other program. The North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball program has won a total of five national titles, which ties it for third place all time, along with the Indiana Hoosiers. North Carolina is also tied with UCLA for the most Final Four appearances with 18. The Tar Heels are also third in number of total wins, behind only Kansas and UCLA, and second in total win percentage.

Duke University is considered one of the best basketball programs of the last 30 years, with much of that success being attributed to coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has more wins than any other coach in Division I men's college basketball history.

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