21. Duke, 2001
Maybe the best way to explain this team is to understand Shane Battier. He was the last of a heralded recruiting class, the others opting to leave Durham and embark on their NBA careers early. Battier stayed, determined to finish what he started, and that's how the Blue Devils played all season -- determined. They lost four games in 2000-01, lost Carlos Boozer for a stretch and trailed by as many as 22 to Maryland in the national semifinals. Yet they rallied in each instance, most stunningly in that game against the Terrapins, the biggest comeback in Final Four history. By the time they were done, Mike Krzyzewski had his third national championship. Battier was joined by future No. 2 pick Jason Williams on the All-America team.
-- Dana O'Neil