The 50 states, ranked by men’s basketball, win all-time

The country with the most NCAA Division I men’s basketball victories of all time ties for 10th in the total of the 50 state national championships. This excludes California, North Carolina and Indiana.

Any guesses?

It’s the Empire State – New York.

This should not necessarily be a huge surprise. New York has 22 active real estate development programs, which ranks third nationally, after California (26) and Texas (24). Plus, math is collected if you consider the state’s location on the East Coast. The area was settled before most of the 50 states, which led to a deeper history with the schools in New York.

Here are the 50 states ranked by the total number of DI men’s basketball team wins. Gains at the DI level were only calculated for the active DI programs in this list. The data includes matches up to the end of the 2021-22 season.

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Syracuse advanced to the Sweet 16 in the 2021 NCAA Championship.

1. New York – 24,569 wins

As noted at the top, New York State is one of three states with at least 20 DI programs and 14 of them with at least 1,000 wins in program history: Army, Canisius, Colgate, Columbia, Cornell, Fordham, Iona, LIU, Manhattan , Niagara, St. Bonaventure, St. Francis, St. John’s, and Syracuse.

New York is more than just New York City, and while Syracuse or St. John’s is probably the first program in the state that college basketball fans think of, there’s more to it than just those two.

2. California – 22,152 wins

Although California has 26 PR development programs nationally, many of them are relatively new at the DI level. University of California, San Diego (two seasons of DI experience), Cal Baptist (four years), Cal State Bakersfield (12 years), UC Davis (15 years), UC Riverside (21 years), Cal Poly (28 years), UCSD Sacramento (31 years old) and Cal State Northridge (32 years old) are somewhere between newborn and millennial DI age.

Cal, Stanford, UCSD, and UCSD have a rich history spanning more than 100 years, but not all of the state’s 26 direct education programs can say the same.

3. Texas – 20,020 wins

Based on its sheer geographic size and population, it’s no surprise to see Texas in the top three.

But eight of those programs have been competing at the DI level for 40 years or less, which means that while Baylor, Rice, SMU, Texas A&M, TCU, and Texas have more than 100 years of DI competition to their names, more than a third are DI programs. In the state it has less than half of that.

4- Pennsylvania – 19,558 wins

Pennsylvania is tied for fifth nationally with 14 education development programs, so among the Big Five in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Penn State—plus the rest—there’s a lot more to gain in Keystone State and perhaps more than you realize.

5. Ohio – 16,978 wins

Ohio has many DI programs such as Florida (8,410 wins in the 2022-23 season) and Illinois (12,168 wins), however Ohio has far more wins than both states and Many national championships such as Florida and Illinois combined.

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Armando Bacot of North Carolina was a third-team All-ACC pick in 2021.

6. North Carolina – 16,328 wins

Despite the time-honoured tradition of basketball, the average win times for each school in North Carolina are lower than one might think: about 907.

But with 18 DI programs, including Duke, North Carolina, NC State, and Wake Forest, there’s plenty of talent and Lots of national championships in this state.

7- Virginia – 12,202 wins

Virginia is one of two states that have 14 educational development programs, along with Pennsylvania, but Pennsylvania has more than 7,000 additional wins.

8. Illinois – 12,168 wins

The thirteen DI programs in Illinois were combined into just one national championship – can you name the school that won it? The answer is at the end of this article – but their collective win is 8th nationally.

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Travon Williams led Purdue in scoring and rebounding in 2021.

9. Indiana – 11,826 wins

Hoosier State is synonymous with basketball, among the “Hoosiers,” many of the state’s largest high school basketball halls and Indiana University’s five men’s national basketball leagues.

While Indiana is only ninth on this list, it ranks 13th nationally in the number of DI programs with 10, so its schools have approximately 1,183 wins per school.

10. TN – 11007 wins

Tennessee has two more DI programs than Indiana but ranks right behind. That’s because schools like Belmont, Lipscombe, and UT Martin have spent 30 years or less at the top of college basketball.

11. Louisiana – 9,511 wins

LSU (1,624 wins at the time this data was collected) is responsible for approximately 17 percent of DI wins for the state.

12- Kentucky – 9,470 wins

Two states, each home to the SEC, Kentucky and Louisiana, have a tight margin between DI win totals but Louisiana leapfrogged Kentucky during the 2020-21 season, in part due to the Kentucky Wildcats’ nine-win season.

13. South Carolina – 8,974 wins

South Carolina is one of three states with 12 human development programs, along with Louisiana and Tennessee, but it has the fewest overall gains for those states.

14- Florida – 8,410 wins

The fact that DI’s Florida men’s basketball programs have a team winning total that ranks 14th nationally is one of the biggest surprises in this study. With 13 DI schools, this averages approximately 647 wins per program.

But here’s why—the state has only one school that has played men’s basketball in DI for at least 100 years, the Florida Gators, which completed its 100th DI season in 2021.

15. Michigan – 7,970 wins

Michigan has only seven programs, but when two of those schools—Michigan State and Michigan—combined to win three national titles, it’s enough to keep Michigan in the top 15 nationally.

16. New Jersey – 7,816 wins

New Jersey is one of two states to have eight DI programs, along with Massachusetts, which awards Garden State’s DI programs an average of 977 wins per school.

17. Utah – 7,188 wins

There are only six DI programs in Utah, but three of them — BYU, Utah and Utah State — have each won over 1,600 games, which leads to some serious heavy lifting for the state’s win total.

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Alabama's Jaden Shackleford led the team in scoring last season.

18. Alabama – 7,131 wins

While the football-mad state ranks 18th in total men’s basketball wins, the average win per school is among the lowest nationally at around 713 per school.

19. Massachusetts – 6,925 wins

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is located in Massachusetts, a state in which four of the eight DI programs have had at least 1,000 wins.

20 – Maryland – 6,587 wins

Maryland is the only state with nine DI programs. However, the Old Line State has a pretty low average win per program at around 732.

21- Washington – 6,041 wins

The five DI programs in Washington State have approximately 110 more wins per school, on average, than the four DI programs in Washington, DC.

22- Oklahoma – 5,736 wins

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State’s total wins are separated by only 25 wins at the time this data is compiled – 1,739 versus 1,714, respectively.

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Ochai Agbaji was Kansas' top scorer last season.

23- KS – 5,688 wins

Jayhawk State has the highest overall average win per school – 1896.

24- Connecticut – 5528 wins

Connecticut ranked Tied for fifth place in the overall men’s basketball national championships But only in the top 25 overall wins.

25 – Mississippi – 5,275 wins

The Ole Miss and Mississippi combined combined nearly 54 percent of the state’s wins.

26. Iowa – 5,121 wins

The average win for the four DI programs in Iowa is approximately 1,280.

27- Georgia – 5,077 wins

Peach State is one of three states to have six DI programs, along with Mississippi and Utah, and Georgia has fewer wins than both.

28. Colorado – 4,892 wins

Colorado was a DI school one season more than the Colorado State and the Buffs had won 52 games more than the Rams at the time this data was collected.

29- Oregon – 4,818 wins

Oregon and Oregon combined for 3,533 state victories.

30. Missouri – 4,718 wins

Three of Missouri’s five DI programs — Missouri State, Kansas City and SEMO — have played 40 or fewer DI seasons.

31 – Wisconsin – 4,584 wins

Marquette (1,683 wins) and Wisconsin (1,678 wins) are separated by only five wins and Marquette played DI basketball for 19 fewer seasons.

32. Washington – 4,393 wins

How about Washington, D.C., which is ahead of 19 states (!). There are only four DI programs in DC – America, George Washington, Georgetown and Howard – but the two programs that have “George” as part of their name have earned more than 3,000 games combined.

33- Arizona – 4,322 wins

Arizona and Arizona combined for 3,252 state victories.

34- Rhode Island – 4,076 wins

Although Rhode Island ranks 34th nationally in terms of wins, the four DI programs have just over 1,000 wins per school.

35. Arkansas – 3,569 wins

There are only five DI programs in Arkansas—the same number as Colorado, Missouri, and Washington. However, the natural state has fewer victories than the rest of the states.

36- Nebraska – 302 wins

Creighton has nearly 100 more wins than Nebraska, even though the Huskers have been a DI school for another 24 seasons.

37. West Virginia – 3,278 wins

Think about this: West Virginia ranks 37th nationally even though it has only two programs in professional development.

38. New Mexico – 3138 wins

As of the end of the 2021-22 season, New Mexico State has won 1,603 games, while New Mexico has won 1,535 games.

39. Idaho – 2,984 wins

The Idaho Vandals (1,362 wins) were responsible for nearly 46 percent of DI wins for the state.

40- Montana – 2,971 wins

At the time this data was collected, there was a five-win difference between Montana (1488) and Montana State (1483).

41- Nevada – 2,149 wins

Nevada has only two DI programs but both are very successful to varying degrees. UNLV has won 68.8 percent of its games all the time, while Nevada has a 56.2 percent win rate.

42- New Hampshire – 1957 wins

Dartmouth is responsible for 1,328 state victories with New Hampshire winning the rest.

43- Minnesota – 1700 wins

Thomas joined the ranks of DI, Minnesota had only one (Minnesota) men’s basketball program in the state of Minnesota. So its 43rd rating is rather impressive in all things considered.

44. Wyoming – 1,585 wins

Thanks to the Wyoming Cowboys—the state’s only DI program—Wyoming is one of four states where the average total win for each school is at least 1,500.

45. Delaware – 1523 wins

The Delaware Fighting Blues are responsible for nearly two-thirds of the state’s wins with the Delaware Hornets adding the rest.

46. ​​Vermont – 988 wins

Vermont Catamounts are the state’s only DI program and are arguably in the midst of their most successful track in program history, winning no fewer than 20 games in 12 of the past 13 seasons, including five NCAA Championship berths.

While two of those tournament appearances have been the No. 16, Vermont has been seeded No. 13 in their last three NCAA tournament matches, meaning the Catamounts have a chance of reaching the second round of the tournament soon if they continue to make the same gains. seeds.

47. North Dakota – 892 wins

North Dakota and South Dakota each have only two DI programs, but North Dakota has more than twice as many DI wins as its southern neighbor.

48. Min – 816 wins

At Maine’s DI win percentage of about 44 percent, it will likely take 12-14 seasons for the Black Bears to reach the 1,000-win mark.

49. Hawaii – 803 wins

Hawaii has 52 seasons in the DI books, so there’s a chance that when you, your parents, or your grandparents were born, the Rainbow Warriors hadn’t joined DI yet.

50. South Dakota – 500 wins

South Dakota and South Dakota have just 26 years of combined experience with DI, which isn’t a lot. The state does not have enough programs or history to rank higher than any state except Alaska.

51. Alaska – 0 win

There are no DI men’s basketball programs in Alaska.

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