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Indiana had a party all planned for the aftermath of the Ohio State game Tuesday night, and the Hoosiers weren't about to let a little thing like, uh, losing the game spoil their fun. Sure, they'd clinched a share of the Big Ten championship, and sure, it's pretty awesome to bask in the approval of your hometown fans while cutting down some nets, but still, talk about backing into an accolade.

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It was a tall order to study all 74 teams to have won the NCAA basketball tournament over the years and then rank them, but that's exactly what our team of college hoops experts have done. We'll make your job a little easier and just list their top 20 for you to put in order. Click on the logos below to submit your ballot.

Best NCAA tourney champions

Kentucky (2012)

North Carolina (2009)

Florida (2007)

UConn (1999)

UConn (1999)

Connecticut

Kentucky (1996)

Arkansas (1994)

Duke (1992)

UNLV (1990)

Georgetown (1984)

North Carolina (1982)

Indiana (1976)

NC State (1974)

UCLA (1973)

UCLA (1972)

UCLA (1969)

UCLA (1968)

UCLA (1967)

UCLA (1964)

Ohio State (1960)

San Francisco (1956)

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Which team wins?

Kansas beat Ohio State 78-67 in their only meeting of the season, but it's a brand-new game in the NCAA tournament.

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Which team will win this Final Four matchup?

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Sullinger or Robinson?

Both Jared Sullinger and Thomas Robinson are their teams' go-to stars, but who would you rather take in a pinch?

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Which player would you rather have on your team?

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    53%
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    47%

Discuss (Total votes: 27,960)


Other stars?

Aside from Sullinger and Robinson, both teams have a wealth of talent that could see several players make it to the NBA.

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Who is the best player in the Kansas-Ohio State matchup not named Robinson or Sullinger?

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    18%
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    26%
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    44%
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    6%
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Self or Matta?

Bill Self has won a national championship, while Thad Matta has come close twice, making two Final Fours at Ohio State.

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Which coach would you rather have on your sideline?

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    70%
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    30%

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Marquee program?

Both schools have lengthy histories of excellence in sports, but which program do you find to be more of a bastion of winning?

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Which school has a more impressive sports tradition?

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How's your bracket looking? If you're President Obama, you have only two Final Four teams remaining, but that's still good for the 96th percentile of all brackets filled out. In our Tournament Challenge, only 25,304 people got all four Final Four teams correct. This whole tournament thing, in case you haven't figured it out yet, is not all that easy to predict. It's down to three games, however, which means you've got a much better chance of picking the ones left. You probably won't, though. It's still not that easy.


(1) Kentucky vs. (4) Louisville

Kentucky made short work of Baylor in the Elite Eight, while Louisville went on a 23-8 run late to eke out a win against Florida.

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Which team will win this Final Four matchup?

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(2) Kansas vs. (2) Ohio State

Ohio State finally made Syracuse feel the absence of Fab Melo, while Kansas took care of North Carolina with a 13-point win.

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Which team will win this Final Four matchup?

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    49%
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    51%

Discuss (Total votes: 249,258)


Exciting matchup?

Louisville and Kentucky have an old rivalry to settle this year, but Kansas and Ohio State might be the more even matchup.

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Which Final Four matchup are you most looking forward to watching?

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    54%

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How does your bracket look?

Ours was busted a long time ago, so we're not even going to judge you if yours doesn't look all that great.

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How many of the Final Four teams did you get right in your bracket?

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    7%
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    24%
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    41%
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    21%
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    7%

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It's a battle of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as Louisville will face Kentucky with a trip to the national championship game on the line. On the other side of the bracket, Ohio State will take on Kansas for the right to advance. Which is the better Final Four matchup?

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