8. 1984 Georgetown Hoyas

Key Players: Patrick Ewing, Michael Jackson, David Wingate
Finish: Won the national championship
Record: 35-3
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The Hoyas reached the NCAA championship game three times in four years with Ewing at center—and this was the year they won it. How? With good old hard-nosed defense and, of course, a healthy dose of Ewing in the paint. Although he failed to score more than 10 points against Kentucky or runner-up Houston in the Final Four, he still took home the Most Outstanding Player award thanks to his post presence. And the rest of the team was solid, too, limiting opposing teams to under 40 percent shooting throughout the regular season. It wasn't always pretty. But, hey: Who said it had to be?