43. 2005 Illinois Fighting Illini

Key Players: Dee Brown, Deron Williams, Luther Head
Finish: National championship runner-up
Record: 37-2
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No, that's not a misprint up there. The Fighting Illini really won 37 games in the '04-'05 season. In doing so, they tied an NCAA record for the most victories in a single season. And this team was fun as hell to watch. Consider this: Back in '05, Williams wasn't even the go-to guy on this team. That honor belonged to Brown, who was the most electrifying player in college hoops that year. That left D-Will to strategically pick teams apart with his NBA-level skills. No wonder this team got so used to winning all the time.