List of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Final Four participants

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This is a list of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Final Four participants. (A third-place game was played from 1946 to 1981.)

Participants[edit]

Year School Conference Tournament Region
(Seeding)
Final Four Outcome
1939 Oregon Pacific Coast West National Champions
Ohio State Big Ten East National Runner-Up
Oklahoma Big Six West
Villanova Independent East
1940 Indiana Big Ten East National Champions
Kansas Big Six West National Runner-Up
Duquesne Independent East
Southern California Pacific Coast West
1941 Wisconsin Big Ten East National Champions
Washington State Pacific Coast West National Runner-Up
Arkansas Southwest West
Pittsburgh Eastern East
1942 Stanford Pacific Coast West National Champions
Dartmouth Ivy League East National Runner-Up
Colorado Mountain States West
Kentucky Southeastern East
1943 Wyoming Mountain States West National Champions
Georgetown Independent East National Runner-Up
DePaul Independent East
Texas Southwest West
1944 Utah Mountain States West National Champions
Dartmouth EIL (Ivy) East National Runner-Up
Iowa State Big Six West
Ohio State Big Ten East
1945 Oklahoma A&M Missouri Valley West National Champions
NYU Independent East National Runner-Up
Arkansas Southwest West
Ohio State Big Ten East
1946 Oklahoma A&M Missouri Valley West National Champions
North Carolina Southern East National Runner-Up
Ohio State Big Ten East Third Place
California Pacific Coast West
1947 Holy Cross Independent East National Champions
Oklahoma Big Six West National Runner-Up
Texas Southwest West Third Place
CCNY Independent East
1948 Kentucky Southeastern East National Champions
Baylor Southwest West National Runner-Up
Holy Cross Independent East Third Place
Kansas State Big Seven West
1949 Kentucky Southeastern East National Champions
Oklahoma A&M Missouri Valley West National Runner-Up
Illinois Big Ten East Third Place
Oregon State Pacific Coast West
1950 CCNY Independent East National Champions
Bradley Missouri Valley West National Runner-Up
North Carolina State Southern East Third Place
Baylor Southwest West
1951 Kentucky Southeastern East National Champions
Kansas State Big Seven West National Runner-Up
Illinois Big Ten East Third Place
Oklahoma A&M Missouri Valley West
1952 Kansas Big Seven West National Champions
St. John's Independent East National Runner-Up
Illinois Big Ten East Third Place
Santa Clara Independent West
1953 Indiana Big Ten East National Champions
Kansas Big Seven West National Runner-Up
Washington Pacific Coast West Third Place
LSU Southeastern East
1954 La Salle Independent (Mid Atlantic) East National Champions
Bradley Independent West National Runner-Up
Penn State Independent East Third Place
Southern California Pacific Coast West
1955 San Francisco West Coast West National Champions
La Salle Independent (Mid Atlantic) East National Runner-Up
Colorado Big Seven West Third Place
Iowa Big Ten East
1956 San Francisco West Coast Far West National Champions
Iowa Big Ten Midwest National Runner-Up
Temple Independent (Mid Atlantic) East Third Place
SMU Southwest West
1957 North Carolina Atlantic Coast East National Champions
Kansas Big Seven Midwest National Runner-Up
San Francisco West Coast West Third Place
Michigan State Big Ten Mideast
1958 Kentucky Southeastern Mideast National Champions
Seattle Independent West National Runner-Up
Temple Independent (Mid Atlantic) East Third Place
Kansas State Big Seven Midwest
1959 California Pacific Coast West National Champions
West Virginia Southern East National Runner-Up
Cincinnati Missouri Valley Midwest Third Place
Louisville Independent Mideast
1960 Ohio State Big Ten Mideast National Champions
California AAWU West National Runner-Up
Cincinnati Missouri Valley Midwest Third Place
NYU Independent East
1961 Cincinnati Missouri Valley Midwest National Champions
Ohio State Big Ten Mideast National Runner-Up
St. Joseph's* Middle Atlantic East Third Place
Utah Mountain States West
1962 Cincinnati Missouri Valley Midwest National Champions
Ohio State Big Ten Mideast National Runner-Up
Wake Forest Atlantic Coast East Third Place
UCLA AAWU West
1963 Loyola-Chicago Independent Mideast National Champions
Cincinnati Missouri Valley Midwest National Runner-Up
Duke Atlantic Coast East Third Place
Oregon State Independent West
1964 UCLA AAWU West National Champions
Duke Atlantic Coast East National Runner-Up
Michigan Big Ten Mideast Third Place
Kansas State Big Eight Midwest
1965 UCLA AAWU West National Champions
Michigan Big Ten Mideast National Runner-Up
Princeton Ivy East Third Place
Wichita State Missouri Valley Midwest
1966 Texas Western (now UTEP) Independent Midwest National Champions
Kentucky Southeastern Mideast National Runner-Up
Duke Atlantic Coast East Third Place
Utah Western Athletic West
1967 UCLA AAWU West National Champions
Dayton Independent Mideast National Runner-Up
Houston Independent Midwest Third Place
North Carolina Atlantic Coast East
1968 UCLA AAWU West National Champions
North Carolina Atlantic Coast East National Runner-Up
Ohio State Big Ten Mideast Third Place
Houston Independent Midwest
1969 UCLA Pacific-8 West National Champions
Purdue Big Ten Mideast National Runner-Up
Drake Missouri Valley Midwest Third Place
North Carolina Atlantic Coast East
1970 UCLA Pacific-8 West National Champions
Jacksonville Independent Mideast National Runner-Up
New Mexico State Independent Midwest Third Place
St. Bonaventure Independent East
1971 UCLA Pacific-8 West National Champions
Villanova* Independent East National Runner-Up
Western Kentucky* Ohio Valley Mideast Third Place
Kansas Big Eight Midwest
1972 UCLA Pacific-8 West National Champions
Florida State Independent Mideast National Runner-Up
North Carolina Atlantic Coast East Third Place
Louisville Missouri Valley Midwest
1973 UCLA Pacific-8 West National Champions
Memphis State Missouri Valley Midwest National Runner-Up
Indiana Big Ten Mideast Third Place
Providence Independent East
1974 North Carolina State Atlantic Coast East National Champions
Marquette Independent Mideast National Runner-Up
UCLA Pacific-8 West Third Place
Kansas Big Eight Midwest
1975 UCLA Pacific-8 West National Champions
Kentucky Southeastern Mideast National Runner-Up
Louisville Missouri Valley Midwest Third Place
Syracuse Independent (ECAC Up) East
1976 Indiana Big Ten Mideast National Champions
Michigan Big Ten Midwest National Runner-Up
UCLA Pacific-8 West Third Place
Rutgers Independent (ECAC Met) East
1977 Marquette Independent Midwest National Champions
North Carolina Atlantic Coast East National Runner-Up
UNLV Independent West Third Place
Charlotte Sun Belt Mideast
1978 Kentucky Southeastern Mideast National Champions
Duke Atlantic Coast East National Runner-Up
Arkansas Southwest West Third Place
Notre Dame Independent Midwest
1979 Michigan State Big Ten Mideast (2) National Champions
Indiana State Missouri Valley Midwest (1) National Runner-Up
DePaul Independent West (2) Third Place
Pennsylvania Ivy East (9)
1980 Louisville Metro Midwest (2) National Champions
UCLA* Pacific-10 West (8) National Runner-Up
Purdue Big Ten Mideast (6) Third Place
Iowa Big Ten East (5)
1981 Indiana Big Ten Mideast (3) National Champions
North Carolina Atlantic Coast West (2) National Runner-Up
Virginia Atlantic Coast East (1) Third Place
LSU Southeastern Midwest (1)
1982 North Carolina Atlantic Coast East (1) National Champions
Georgetown Big East West (1) National Runner-Up
Louisville Metro Mideast (3)
Houston Southwest Midwest (6)
1983 North Carolina State Atlantic Coast West (6) National Champions
Houston Southwest Midwest (1) National Runner-Up
Louisville Metro Mideast (1)
Georgia Southeastern East (4)
1984 Georgetown Big East West (1) National Champions
Houston Southwest Midwest (2) National Runner-Up
Kentucky Southeastern Mideast (1)
Virginia Atlantic Coast East (7)
1985 Villanova Big East Southeast (8) National Champions
Georgetown Big East East (1) National Runner-Up
Memphis State* Metro Midwest (2)
St. John's Big East West (1)
1986 Louisville Metro West (2) National Champions
Duke Atlantic Coast East (1) National Runner-Up
Kansas Big Eight Midwest (1)
LSU Southeastern Southeast (11)
1987 Indiana Big Ten Midwest (1) National Champions
Syracuse Big East East (2) National Runner-Up
UNLV Big West West (1)
Providence Big East Southeast (6)
1988 Kansas Big Eight Midwest (6) National Champions
Oklahoma Big Eight Southeast (1) National Runner-Up
Duke Atlantic Coast East (2)
Arizona Pacific-10 West (1)
1989 Michigan Big Ten Southeast (3) National Champions
Seton Hall Big East West (3) National Runner-Up
Illinois Big Ten Midwest (1)
Duke Atlantic Coast East (2)
1990 UNLV Big West West (1) National Champions
Duke Atlantic Coast East (3) National Runner-Up
Arkansas Southwest Midwest (4)
Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast Southeast (4)
1991 Duke Atlantic Coast Midwest (2) National Champions
Kansas Big Eight Southeast (3) National Runner-Up
North Carolina Atlantic Coast East (1)
UNLV Big West West (1)
1992 Duke Atlantic Coast East (1) National Champions
Michigan* Big Ten Southeast (6) National Runner-Up
Indiana Big Ten West (2)
Cincinnati Great Midwest Midwest (4)
1993 North Carolina Atlantic Coast East (1) National Champions
Michigan* Big Ten West (1) National Runner-Up
Kentucky Southeastern Southeast (1)
Kansas Big Eight Midwest (2)
1994 Arkansas Southeastern Midwest (1) National Champions
Duke Atlantic Coast Southeast (2) National Runner-Up
Arizona Pacific-10 West (2)
Florida Southeastern East (3)
1995 UCLA Pacific-10 West (1) National Champions
Arkansas Southeastern Midwest (2) National Runner-Up
North Carolina Atlantic Coast Southeast (2)
Oklahoma State Big Eight East (4)
1996 Kentucky Southeastern Midwest (1) National Champions
Syracuse Big East West (4) National Runner-Up
Massachusetts* Atlantic 10 East (1)
Mississippi State Southeastern Southeast (5)
1997 Arizona Pacific-10 Southeast (4) National Champions
Kentucky Southeastern West (1) National Runner-Up
Minnesota* Big Ten Midwest (1)
North Carolina Atlantic Coast East (1)
1998 Kentucky Southeastern South (2) National Champions
Utah Western Athletic West (3) National Runner-Up
North Carolina Atlantic Coast East (1)
Stanford Pacific-10 Midwest (3)
1999 Connecticut Big East West (1) National Champions
Duke Atlantic Coast East (1) National Runner-Up
Michigan State Big Ten Midwest (1)
Ohio State* Big Ten South (4)
2000 Michigan State Big Ten Midwest (1) National Champions
Florida Southeastern East (5) National Runner-Up
North Carolina Atlantic Coast South (8)
Wisconsin Big Ten West (8)
2001 Duke Atlantic Coast East (1) National Champions
Arizona Pacific-10 Midwest (2) National Runner-Up
Michigan State Big Ten South (1)
Maryland Atlantic Coast West (3)
2002 Maryland Atlantic Coast East (1) National Champions
Indiana Big Ten South (5) National Runner-Up
Kansas Big 12 Midwest (1)
Oklahoma Big 12 West (2)
2003 Syracuse Big East East (3) National Champions
Kansas Big 12 West (2) National Runner-Up
Texas Big 12 South (1)
Marquette Conference USA Midwest (3)
2004 Connecticut Big East Phoenix (2) National Champions
Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast St. Louis (3) National Runner-Up
Duke Atlantic Coast Atlanta (1)
Oklahoma State Big 12 E. Rutherford (2)
2005 North Carolina Atlantic Coast Syracuse (1) National Champions
Illinois Big Ten Chicago (1) National Runner-Up
Louisville Conference USA Albuquerque (4)
Michigan State Big Ten Austin (5)
2006 Florida Southeastern Minneapolis (3) National Champions
UCLA Pacific-10 Oakland (2) National Runner-Up
LSU Southeastern Atlanta (4)
George Mason Colonial Washington, D.C. (11)
2007 Florida Southeastern Midwest (1) National Champions
Ohio State Big Ten South (1) National Runner-Up
UCLA Pacific-10 West (2)
Georgetown Big East East (2)
2008 Kansas Big 12 Midwest (1) National Champions
Memphis* Conference USA South (1) National Runner-Up
UCLA Pacific-10 West (1)
North Carolina Atlantic Coast East (1)
2009 North Carolina Atlantic Coast South (1) National Champions
Michigan State Big Ten Midwest (2) National Runner-Up
Connecticut Big East West (1)
Villanova Big East East (3)
2010 Duke Atlantic Coast South (1) National Champions
Butler Horizon West (5) National Runner-Up
Michigan State Big Ten Midwest (5)
West Virginia Big East East (2)
2011 Connecticut Big East West (3) National Champions
Butler Horizon Southeast (8) National Runner-Up
Kentucky Southeastern East (4)
VCU Colonial Southwest (11)
2012 Kentucky Southeastern South (1) National Champions
Kansas Big 12 Midwest (2) National Runner-Up
Ohio State Big Ten East (2)
Louisville Big East West (4)
2013 Louisville Big East Midwest (1) National Champions
Michigan Big Ten South (4) National Runner-Up
Syracuse Big East East (4)
Wichita State Missouri Valley West (9)
2014 Connecticut American East (7) National Champions
Kentucky Southeastern Midwest (8) National Runner-up
Florida Southeastern South (1)
Wisconsin Big Ten West (2)

Teams marked with an * vacated its Final Four appearances due to violations of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules aimed at preserving the integrity and amateur status of its student athletes.

Appearances by school[edit]

Appearances by school
School Final Four Final Two Champs
Connecticut 5 4 4
Holy Cross 2 1 1
Massachusetts 1 0 0
Dartmouth 2 2 0
Providence 2 0 0
Princeton 1 0 0
Rutgers 1 0 0
Seton Hall 1 1 0
CCNY 2 1 1
NYU 2 1 0
St. Bonaventure 1 0 0
St. John's 2 1 0
Syracuse 5 3 1
Duquesne 1 0 0
La Salle 2 2 1
Penn State 1 0 0
Pennsylvania 1 0 0
Pittsburgh 1 0 0
St. Joseph's 1 0 0
Temple 2 0 0
Villanova 4 2 1
Georgetown 5 4 1
Florida 5 3 2
Florida State 1 1 0
Jacksonville 1 1 0
Georgia 1 0 0
Georgia Tech 2 1 0
Maryland 2 1 1
Charlotte 1 0 0
Duke 15 10 4
North Carolina 18 9 5
North Carolina State 3 2 2
Wake Forest 1 0 0
George Mason 1 0 0
VCU 1 0 0
Virginia 2 0 0
West Virginia 2 1 0
Kentucky 16 12 8
Louisville 10 3 3
Western Kentucky 1 0 0
Mississippi State 1 0 0
Memphis 3 2 0
Arkansas 6 2 1
LSU 4 0 0
Oklahoma 4 2 0
Oklahoma State 6 3 2
Baylor 2 1 0
Houston 5 2 0
SMU 1 0 0
Texas 3 0 0
Texas Western 1 1 1
Bradley 2 2 0
DePaul 2 0 0
Illinois 5 1 0
Loyola-Chicago 1 1 1
Butler 2 2 0
Indiana 8 6 5
Indiana State 1 1 0
Notre Dame 1 0 0
Purdue 2 1 0
Michigan 7 6 1
Michigan State 8 3 2
Cincinnati 6 3 2
Dayton 1 1 0
Ohio State 11 5 1
Marquette 3 2 1
Wisconsin 3 1 1
Drake 1 0 0
Iowa 3 1 0
Iowa State 1 0 0
Kansas 14 9 3
Kansas State 4 1 0
Wichita State 2 0 0
Minnesota 1 0 0
Arizona 4 2 1
Colorado 2 0 0
New Mexico State 1 0 0
UNLV 4 1 1
Utah 4 2 1
Wyoming 1 1 1
California 3 2 1
San Francisco 3 2 2
Santa Clara 1 0 0
Southern California 2 0 0
Stanford 2 1 1
UCLA 18 13 11
Oregon 1 1 1
Oregon State 2 0 0
Seattle 1 1 0
Washington 1 0 0
Washington State 1 1 0
Grand Total 304 152 76

Updated as of 4/8/2014 after 2014 tournament completion. Memphis was previously named Memphis State and their appearances as Memphis State are included with Memphis.

Appearances by state[edit]

Appearances by state
State Final Four Final Two Champs
Connecticut 5 4 4
Massachusetts 3 1 1
New Hampshire 2 2 0
Rhode Island 2 0 0
New Jersey 3 1 0
New York 12 6 2
Pennsylvania 13 4 2
District of Columbia 5 4 1
Florida 7 5 2
Georgia 3 1 0
Maryland 2 1 1
North Carolina 38 21 11
Virginia 4 0 0
West Virginia 2 1 0
Kentucky 27 15 11
Mississippi 1 0 0
Tennessee 3 2 0
Arkansas 6 2 1
Louisiana 4 0 0
Oklahoma 10 5 2
Texas 12 4 1
Illinois 10 4 1
Indiana 14 10 5
Michigan 15 9 3
Ohio 18 9 3
Wisconsin 6 3 2
Iowa 5 1 0
Kansas 20 10 3
Minnesota 1 0 0
Arizona 4 2 1
Colorado 2 0 0
New Mexico 1 0 0
Nevada 4 1 1
Utah 4 2 1
Wyoming 1 1 1
California 29 18 15
Oregon 3 1 1
Washington 3 2 0
Grand Total 304 152 76

Updated as of 4/8/2014 after 2014 tournament completion

Final Four appearances by region[edit]

Final Four appearances by region
Region Number Schools and Number of Appearances
New England 12 Connecticut - 5, Dartmouth - 2, Holy Cross - 2, Providence - 2, Massachusetts - 1
Mid-Atlantic 28 Syracuse - 5, Villanova - 4, CCNY - 2, La Salle - 2, NYU - 2, St. John's - 2, Temple - 2, Duquesne - 1, Penn State - 1, Pennsylvania - 1, Pittsburgh - 1, Princeton - 1, Rutgers - 1, Seton Hall - 1, St. Bonaventure - 1, St. Joseph's - 1
Total Northeast 40
South Atlantic 61 North Carolina - 18, Duke - 15, Florida - 5, Georgetown - 5, North Carolina State - 3, Georgia Tech - 2, Maryland - 2, Virginia - 2, West Virginia - 2, Charlotte - 1, Florida State - 1, George Mason - 1, Georgia - 1, Jacksonville - 1, VCU - 1, Wake Forest - 1
East South Central 31 Kentucky - 16, Louisville - 10, Memphis - 3, Mississippi State - 1, Western Kentucky - 1
West South Central 32 Arkansas - 6, Houston - 5, LSU - 4, Oklahoma - 4, Oklahoma A&M - 4, Texas - 3, Baylor - 2, Oklahoma State - 2, SMU - 1, Texas Western (now UTEP) - 1
Total South 124
East North Central 63 Ohio State - 11, Indiana - 8, Michigan State - 8, Michigan - 7, Cincinnati - 6, Illinois - 5, Marquette - 3, Wisconsin - 3, Bradley - 2, Butler - 2, DePaul - 2, Purdue - 2, Dayton - 1, Indiana State - 1, Loyola-Chicago - 1, Notre Dame - 1
West North Central 26 Kansas - 14, Kansas State - 4, Iowa - 3, Wichita State - 2, Drake - 1, Iowa State - 1, Minnesota - 1
Total Midwest 89
Mountain 16 Arizona - 4, UNLV - 4, Utah - 4, Colorado - 2, New Mexico State - 1, Wyoming - 1
Pacific 35 UCLA - 18, California - 3, San Francisco - 3, Oregon State - 2, Southern California - 2, Stanford - 2, Oregon - 1, Santa Clara - 1, Seattle - 1, Washington - 1, Washington State - 1
Total West 51

U.S. Census Regions Map [1]

Final Four, Final Two and Champs by region[edit]

Final Four, Final Two and Champs by region
Region Final Four Final Two Champs
New England 12 7 5
Mid-Atlantic 28 11 4
Total Northeast 40 18 9
South Atlantic 61 33 15
East South Central 31 17 11
West South Central 32 11 4
Total South 124 61 30
East North Central 63 35 14
West North Central 26 11 3
Total Midwest 89 46 17
Mountain 16 6 4
Pacific 35 21 16
Total West 51 27 20
Grand Total 304 152 76

Updated as of 4/8/2014 after 2014 tournament completion.

Note: The table includes vacated results indicated by "*" in the main table.

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