40. 2003 Syracuse Orangemen

Key Players: Carmelo Anthony, Hakim Warrick, Gerry McNamara
Finish: Won the national championship
Record: 30-5
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Even casual college hoops fans remember Carmelo Anthony leading the Orangemen to victory against Kansas in the title game back in '03. But not everyone remembers how bad things started for 'Cuse at the beginning of the season. Two of their guards transferred to other schools, another was suspended for a dozen games for participating in a non-sanctioned offseason league, and then they lost their first game of the year. But they fought back, went 13-3 in Big East play, got into the tournament, and got to work. 'Melo gets a lot of the credit for making it happen. But don't forget the rest of the team.