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Most Wins in Division I History

The winningest men's basketball programs in Division I

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Updated November 25, 2009
During the 2009-10 season, three teams -- the Kentucky Wildcats, North Carolina Tar Heels and Kansas Jayhawks -- could reach the 2,000 win plateau. The Wildcats open the year 12 wins away from 2,000, the Tar Heels 16 away and the Jayhawks 30.

The most successful programs in men's Division I college basketball history -- ranked by number of wins -- through the 2008-09 season:

All-Time Wins in Division I

RankTeamFirst SeasonWinsLossesTiesPercentage
1Kentucky1903198863510.758
2North Carolina1911198470300.738
3Kansas1899197079300.713
4Duke1906187781700.697
5Syracuse1901175380600.685
6Temple1895171196000.641
7St. John's1908168686800.66
8UCLA1920167272600.697
9Penn1897165894920.635
10Notre Dame1898165190810.645
11Indiana1901164190900.644
12Utah1909163785800.656
13Illinois1906160985300.654
14Western Kentucky1915160278000.673
15Oregon State19021594118000.575
16Washington18961591104700.603
17Louisville1912158783100.656
18Texas1906158694500.627
19BYU1903157899400.614
20Arizona1905156885810.646

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