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This decade's college hoops champs, ranked

University of Kentucky basketball players
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Fresh off landing the nation's No. 1 recruiting class, Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has a message for the rest of college basketball: "We're going to win a national championship," he told The Athletic.

Rewind: While weighing the young Tigers' championship potential, I found myself reminiscing about this decade's title-winning teams. So I ranked them.

1. 2012 Kentucky

  • Record: 38-2
  • Starters: Marquise Teague, Doron Lamb, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, Anthony Davis

2. 2015 Duke

  • Record: 35-4
  • Starters: Tyus Jones, Matt Jones, Quinn Cook, Justise Winslow, Jahlil Okafor

3. 2018 Villanova

  • Record: 36-4
  • Starters: Jalen Brunson, Phil Booth, Mikal Bridges, Eric Paschall, Omari Spellman

4. 2013 Louisville

  • Record: 35-5
  • Starters: Peyton Siva, Russ Smith, Wayne Blackshear, Chane Behanan, Gorgui Dieng

5. 2019 Virginia

  • Record: 35-3
  • Starters: Kyle Guy, Kihei Clark, Ty Jerome, DeAndre Hunter, Mamadi Diakite

6-10: 6. 2016 Villanova (Kris Jenkins!!!), 7. 2010 Duke (remember Brian Zoubek?), 8. 2017 UNC (beat Gonzaga), 9. 2011 UConn (Kemba), 10. 2014 UConn (Shabazz).

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