College sports are so fun to watch because it can be anyones game. For example, people love March Madness because it is virtually impossible to make a perfect bracket. However, 7 teams have proven themselves so unbeatable that their dynasties will go down in history.
The University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team is synonymous with winning. The Alabama football team led by Nick Saban is one of the most dominant football programs to ever exist. In Saban’s 16th season, the Crimson Tide is 189-27 and has won 6 national titles: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2020.
Nebraska Football 1993-1997
The University of Nebraska football team from 1993 to 1997 was a completely dominant team. During this time, the Nebraska Huskers had a record of 60-3. Additionally, the Huskers outscored their opponents by a margin of 38.7 points on average. The Nebraska Cornhuskers won the national championship three times in a five year span (1994, 1995, 1997).
UCLA Men’s Basketball 1967
The UCLA men’s basketball team in 1967 was led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the most dominant basketball team in the 1960’s. In Abdul-Jabbar’s first game, he scored more than 50 points by halftime. This performance was indicative of how the rest of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career at UCLA would look like. During his time at UCLA, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished his career with three national titles and only two losses. Additionally, during the four year span the team was ranked number one team for all but 16 weeks. In those 16 weeks, UCLA ranked #2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his supporting cast of teammates was impossible to defend against, their high scoring powerful offense could outscore any team they went up against.
Wrestling fans consider the Big Ten the pinnacle of college wrestling. If that is true then the pinnacle of Big Ten wrestling must be Iowa. Their all time record is an impressive 1031-231-31. Since hiring their head coach (and former Hawkeyes wrestler), Tom Brands, in 2006, they have accomplished so much on the wrestling mat. Iowa has earned 4 NCAA titles and 11 national champions. Under coach brands the University of Iowa Wrestling team has finished in the top four teams every year except 2017. The University of Iowa has a prestigious program, but absolutely dominant under coach Brands.
Trinity College (CT) Squash (1999-2017)
Trinity College located in Hartford CT has dominated the competition in squash over the past decades. From 1999 to 2017, Trinity college won 17 straight national titles and finished with a record of 364-1 in that time. 17 national titles in a row is the longest winning streak in any college and in any sport in NCAA history (252 consecutive wins). The Bantams, led by head coach Paul Assainte since 1994, has produced almost 200 All-Americans and is considered one of the most dominate college dynasties in all of NCAA athletics.
University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball
The University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team has won 11 national titles, more than any other women’s basketball program. Led by Coach Geno Auriemna since 1985, The women’s basketball team has dominated their competition. From 2011 to 2014, the UConn Women’s Huskies went on a winning streak of 111 games. This winning streak is the most consecutive wins in either men’s or women’s basketball. Additionally, the UConn Huskies are known for their tournament play, they have made 21 appearances to the NCAA tournament and 13 consecutive appearances from 2008 to 2021.
University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Team
The University of Tennessee women’s basketball team is one of the most accomplished basketball teams in the NCAA. The University of Tennessee has won eight national titles (1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008) and 18 final four appearances. Coach Pat Summitt led the University of Tennessee to 1,098 wins between the years of 1974-2012, making her one of the winningest coaches in basketball history. The domination by the Lady Vols has resulted in 112 NCAA tournament wins and 36 SEC championships.
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* Originally published on June 8, 2023, by Ryan Wiley