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This is a list of NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Final Four appearances by school. Schools whose names are italicized are no longer in Division I and can no longer be included in the tournament. Several teams have vacated Final Four appearances and are marked with an * with explanations listed below. The listed Final Four totals for those teams include the vacated appearances.

Teams in bold are active in the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.


Total Final Four appearances

App. School
18 North Carolina, UCLA*
14 Duke
13 Kansas, Kentucky
10 Ohio State*
8 Indiana, Louisville
7 Michigan State
6 Arkansas, Cincinnati, Michigan**, Oklahoma State
5 Georgetown, Houston, Illinois
4 Arizona, Florida, Kansas State, LSU, Oklahoma, Syracuse, UNLV, Utah, Villanova*
3 California, Connecticut, Iowa, Marquette, Memphis**, N.C. State, San Francisco, Texas
2 Baylor, Bradley, CCNY, Colorado, Dartmouth, DePaul, Georgia Tech, Holy Cross, La Salle, Maryland, NYU, Oregon State, Providence, Purdue, St. John's, Stanford, Temple, USC, Virginia, Wisconsin
1 Charlotte, Dayton, Drake, Duquesne, Florida State, George Mason, Georgia, Indiana State, Iowa State, Jacksonville, Loyola (IL), Massachusetts*, Minnesota*, Mississippi State, New Mexico State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Rutgers, Santa Clara, Seattle, Seton Hall, SMU, St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph's*, UTEP, Wake Forest, Washington, Washington State, West Virginia, Western Kentucky*, Wichita State, Wyoming

* - Indicates one vacated appearance. ** - Indicates two vacated appearances.


Vacated Final Four appearances

  • 1961 - Saint Joseph's vacated their Final Four appearance due to players' involvement in a point-shaving scandal.
  • 1971 - Villanova vacated their NCAA tournament victories after it was discovered that tournament MOP Howard Porter had signed a pro contract with an ABA team during the season.
  • 1971 - Western Kentucky vacated after it was found that Jim McDaniels had signed a pro contract to play for an ABA team and accepted money during the season.
  • 1980 - UCLA vacated its participation in the Final Four due to the use of ineligible players.
  • 1985 - Memphis State's Final Four appearance was vacated due to using ineligible players, as were all NCAA tournament appearances from 1982-1986.
  • 1992 & 1993 - Michigan vacated the results of 114 games won while four players, Chris Webber, Maurice Taylor, Robert Traylor and Louis Bullock were not eligible, including both Final Fours. For more details, see University of Michigan basketball scandal.
  • 1996 - Massachusetts Final Four appearance was vacated due to Marcus Camby signing with an agent during the season.
  • 1997 - Minnesota vacated their Final Four appearance and many of their games between 1996 and 1999 due to their use of ineligible players who had school work completed by school assistants.
  • 1999 - Ohio State vacated their Final Four appearance as punishment for the actions of former coach Jim O'Brien.
  • 2008 - Memphis vacated their entire season, including Final Four, after the NCAA declared Derrick Rose ineligible after discovering that another player had taken his SAT.[1][2]

Most NCAA Tournament appearances without reaching a Final Four

App. School
25 BYU
24 Missouri
21 Xavier
19 Alabama, Utah State
18 Boston College, Tennessee
17 Miami (OH)
16 Creighton
14 Murray State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Weber State
13 Arizona State, Gonzaga, Pepperdine, UAB
12 New Mexico, Ohio
11 Idaho State, Navy, Oklahoma City, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
10 Butler, Clemson, Chattanooga, Davidson, George Washington, Old Dominion, Southern Illinois
9 East Tennessee State, Louisiana-Lafayette, North Carolina A&T, VCU, Winthrop
8 Auburn, Colorado State, Iona, Long Beach State, Montana, Pacific, Rhode Island, Richmond, South Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia Tech
7 Ball State, Eastern Kentucky, Louisiana-Monroe, Northeastern, Robert Morris, Southern, TCU, Valparaiso
6 Alcorn State, Austin Peay, Boston University, Furman, Illinois State, Manhattan, Miami (FL), Middle Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri State, Morehead State, Nebraska, Nevada, Northern Iowa, Saint Louis, St. Mary's, San Diego State, Siena
5 Boise State, Cornell, Detroit, Evansville, Fresno State, Kent State, Lamar, Louisiana Tech, Loyola Marymount, Marshall, Oral Roberts, South Carolina State

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