2015      2016      2017

Champion Second Place Third place (tied) Third place (tied)
Villanova North Carolina Syracuse Oklahoma
Jay Wright Roy Williams Jim Boeheim Lon Kruger

Active coaches (10+ games)

Rank Coach, Current school
(*=retired mid-season)
Yrs W-L Pct. Latest Final
All Trn 2016 (seed) All 4 2 1
1 Mike Krzyzewski, Duke 41 32 2-1  (4) 90-27 .769 2016 12 9 5
2 John Calipari, Kentucky 24 17 1-1  (4) 48-16 .750 2016 6 3 1
3 Rick Pitino, Louisville 30 20   53-18 .746 2015 7 3 2
4 Roy Williams, North Carolina 28 26 5-1  (1) 70-24 .745 2016 8 5 2
5 Larry Brown, SMU 11 8   19-7 .731 2015 3 2 1
6 Tom Izzo, Michigan State 21 19 0-1  (2) 46-18 .719 2016 7 2 1
7 Bill Self, Kansas 23 18 3-1  (1) 40-17 .702 2016 2 2 1
8 Ben Howland, Mississippi State 20 10   19-10 .655 2013 3 1 0
9 Sean Miller, Arizona 12 9 0-1  (6) 17-9 .654 2016 0 0 0
10 Steve Fisher, San Diego State 26 15   26-14 .650 2016 3 3 1
11 Thad Matta, Ohio State 16 13   24-13 .649 2015 2 1 0
12 Jim Boeheim, Syracuse 40 32 4-1  (10) 57-31 .648 2016 5 3 1
13 Bo Ryan*, Wisconsin 17 14   25-14 .641 2016 2 1 0
14 Tubby Smith, Texas Tech 25 18 0-1  (8) 30-17 .638 2016 1 1 1
15 John Beilein, Michigan 24 10 1-1  (11) 17-10 .630 2016 1 1 0
16 Jay Wright, Villanova 22 13 6-0  (2) 20-12 .625 2016 2 1 1
17 Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech 9 5   8-5 .615 2013 0 0 0
T18 Tony Bennett, Virginia 10 6 3-1  (1) 9-6 .600 2016 0 0 0
T18 John Brady, Arkansas State 25 4   6-4 .600 2006 1 0 0
T18 Frank Martin, South Carolina 9 4   6-4 .600 2012 0 0 0
21 Scott Drew, Baylor 14 6 0-1  (5) 8-6 .571 2016 0 0 0
22 Bob Huggins, West Virginia 34 22 0-1  (3) 29-22 .569 2016 2 0 0
23 Jim Larranaga, Miami (Fla.) 30 7 2-1  (3) 9-7 .562 2016 1 0 0
24 Bruce Pearl, Auburn 12 8   10-8 .556 2011 0 0 0
25 Mark Few, Gonzaga 17 17 2-1  (11) 21-17 .553 2016 0 0 0
26 Tom Crean, Indiana 17 9 2-1  (5) 11-9 .550 2016 1 0 0
27 Lon Kruger, Oklahoma 30 17 4-1  (2) 20-17 .541 2016 2 0 0
T28 Shaka Smart, Texas 7 6 0-1  (6) 7-6 .538 2016 1 0 0
T28 Chris Mack, Xavier 7 6 1-1  (2) 7-6 .538 2016 0 0 0
T30 Mike Anderson, Arkansas 14 7   8-7 .533 2015 0 0 0
T30 Lorenzo Romar, Washington 20 7   8-7 .533 2011 0 0 0
T30 Mark Turgeon, Maryland 18 7 2-1  (5) 8-7 .533 2016 0 0 0
33 Bruce Weber, Kansas State 18 10   11-10 .524 2014 1 1 0
34 Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh 13 11 0-1  (10) 12-11 .522 2016 0 0 0
T35 Steve Alford, UCLA 21 9   9-9 .500 2015 0 0 0
T35 Mike Davis, Texas Southern 16 7   7-7 .500 2015 1 1 0
T35 Phil Martelli, St. Joseph's 21 7 1-1  (8) 7-7 .500 2016 0 0 0
T35 Ernie Kent, Washington State 21 6   6-6 .500 2008 0 0 0
T35 Trent Johnson, TCU 16 5   5-5 .500 2009 0 0 0
40 Rick Barnes, Tennessee 29 22   21-22 .488 2015 1 0 0
T41 Kelvin Sampson, Houston 23 13   12-13 .480 2007 1 0 0
T41 Mike Brey, Notre Dame 21 13 3-1  (6) 12-13 .480 2016 0 0 0
43 Mark Gottfried, North Carolina State 19 11   10-11 .476 2015 0 0 0
44 John Thompson III, Georgetown 16 10   9-10 .474 2015 1 0 0
45 Matt Painter, Purdue 12 9 0-1  (5) 8-9 .471 2016 0 0 0
46 Tim Floyd, UTEP 22 8   7-8 .467 2011 0 0 0
T47 Jeff Jones, Old Dominion 24 7   6-7 .462 2009 0 0 0
T47 Leonard Hamilton, Florida State 28 7   6-7 .462 2012 0 0 0
49 Gregg Marshall, Wichita State 18 12 2-1  (11) 10-12 .455 2016 1 0 0
50 Cliff Ellis, Coastal Carolina 38 10   8-10 .444 2015 0 0 0
51 Al Skinner, Kennesaw State 23 9   7-9 .438 2009 0 0 0
52 Dana Altman, Oregon 27 12 3-1  (1) 9-12 .429 2016 0 0 0
53 Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt 23 9 0-1  (11) 6-9 .400 2016 0 0 0
T54 Dave Rose, Brigham Young 11 8   4-8 .333 2015 0 0 0
T54 Fran McCaffery, Iowa 20 8 1-1  (7) 4-8 .333 2016 0 0 0
56 Mick Cronin, Cincinnati 13 7 0-1  (9) 3-7 .300 2016 0 0 0
57 Bob McKillop, Davidson 27 8   3-8 .273 2015 0 0 0
58 Fran Dunphy, Temple 27 16 0-1  (10) 3-16 .158 2016 0 0 0


Highlights:

Jay Wright wins his first tournament (taking Villanova to its second championship) and moves up to .625, good enough for sixteenth place.  This is Wright's second Final Four appearance, previously taking the Wildcats in 2009.
Roy Williams takes North Carolina to the championship game and moves up a notch on the list to fourth place.  This is the fifth championship game for Williams, two of which came while coaching at Kansas.  With North Carolina, this is his first championship game loss, having won the tournament in 2005 and 2009.
Jim Boeheim, long time Syracuse coach, takes the Orangemen to the Final Four for the fifth time to move up to .648 and number twelve on the list.  He won his only championship in 2003.
Lon Kruger leads Oklahoma to the Final Four, putting him above .500 for the first time since 2012 and moving him into the top thirty.  This is Kruger's second Final Four appearance, his first being with Florida in 1994.  He has also taken Kansas State (his alma mater), Illinois, and UNLV to the tournament, his first being Kansa State in 1987.  Oklahoma went to two Final Fours in the early years before it was called the Final Four - 1939 (tied for third out of eight teams) and 1947 (second place to Holy Cross).  They also finished second to Kansas in 1988 and tied Kansas for third place in 2002.
Tony Bennett leads Virginia to the Elite Eight moving up to .600 and into the top twenty.  His previous best tournament showings were two Sweet Sixteen finishes (Virginia in 2014 and Washington State in 2008).
Mick Cronin debuts on the list by virtue of Cincinnati's first round loss.   Cronin was sidelined last year during the tournament when the Bearcats went 1-1 which would have given him enough for this list then and given him a 4-8 record.  The school credited Cronin with all of that season (after checking with the NCAA who said it was up to the school), but since he wasn't actually coaching, I have not included it here.





















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