33. Villanova Wildcats, 2018 (36-4)
No team has ever shot so many 3s in a six-game run to a national title, and as a result, Villanova left a trail of overwhelmed defenses in its wake. Even when the Wildcats were cold from the outside — as they were against Texas Tech in the Elite Eight — it didn’t matter, as Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges & Co. simply found another way to win. With all five players on the floor able to shoot, penetrate and pass, opponents could find no good options for stopping Villanova. When they were done, the Wildcats had recorded one of the finest six-game displays of offense the tournament has ever witnessed.
47. Villanova Wildcats, 2016 (35-5)
For a third consecutive season the Wildcats won the Big East outright with a 16-2 record, but after two consecutive exits in the round of 32, Jay Wright’s team faced its share of skeptics entering the 2016 bracket. Still, nothing defeats skepticism like historically good offense and six straight wins. Kris Jenkins hit a pure release-buzzer-swish game winner from 3 to give Nova the 77-74 victory over North Carolina.
70. Villanova Wildcats, 1985 (25-10)
Rollie Massimino’s veteran core of Ed Pinckney, Dwayne McClain and Harold Pressley was the afterthought at a Final Four that featured fellow Big East members Georgetown and St. John’s. But the Wildcats extended their thrilling run of close-game mastery and defeated Ewing and the Hoyas 66-64. In winning six tournament games, Villanova held opponents to an average of 50 points.