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  • Photo: Sam Janicki

    Photo: Sam Janicki

    Team Performance at the NCAA Tournament (2010-23)

    Penn State head coach Cael Sanderson (right) and Casey Cunningham(photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

    At the 2023 NCAA Championships, we saw some familiar faces at the post-tournament trophy presentations. Just how familiar? We decided to find out. Additionally, there were some new and unfamiliar faces throughout the top-20. While there is normally an upper echelon of consistent title contenders, many other programs face the ebb and flow that come along with collegiate sports.

    We’ve combed through NCAA team finish data going back to 2010 to see which programs have hit key benchmarks during that time period.

    Programs are listed below in order of their number of finishes in the top 20 since 2010. Only programs that have finished in the top 20 during that time period have been included.


    Penn State

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 13

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 13

    # of Team Trophies: 11

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 1st (2011/2012/2013/2014/2016/2017/2018/2019/2022/2023)

    Top Point Total: 146.5 (2017)

    Highest All-American Total: 8 (2018/2023)


    Iowa

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 13

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 13

    # of Team Trophies: 12

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 1st (2010/2021)

    Top Point Total: 134.5 (2010)

    Highest All-American Total: 8 (2010)


    Oklahoma State

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 13

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 10

    # of Team Trophies: 7

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 2nd (2013/2016)

    Top Point Total: 119.5 (2013)

    Highest All-American Total: 8 (2017)


    Minnesota

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 13

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 9

    # of Team Trophies: 3

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 2nd (2012/2014)

    Top Point Total: 117.5 (2012)

    Highest All-American Total: 8 (2013)



    Cornell

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 12

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 12

    # of Team Trophies: 4

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 2nd (2010/2011)

    Top Point Total: 102.5 (2012)

    Highest All-American Total: 5 (2011/2012)


    Ohio State

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 12

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 11

    # of Team Trophies: 6

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 1st (2015)

    Top Point Total: 133.5 (2018)

    Highest All-American Total: 8 (2018)


    Missouri

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 12

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 10

    # of Team Trophies: 1

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 4th (2015)

    Top Point Total: 86.5 (2017)

    Highest All-American Total: 5 (2013/2015/2017/2023)


    Nebraska

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 12

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 7

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 5th (2022)

    Top Point Total: 59.5 (2017/2022)

    Highest All-American Total: 5 (2022)



    Michigan

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 11

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 7

    # of Team Trophies: 2

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 2nd (2022)

    Top Point Total: 95 (2022)

    Highest All-American Total: 6 (2022)


    Virginia Tech

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 11

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 8

    # of Team Trophies: 1

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 4th (2016)

    Top Point Total: 82 (2016)

    Highest All-American Total: 6 (2016)


    Iowa State

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 10

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 1

    # of Team Trophies: 1

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 3rd (2010)

    Top Point Total: 75 (2010)

    Highest All-American Total: 3 (2010/2013/2014/2016/2022)


    Lehigh

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 10

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 2

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 8th (2011/2012)

    Top Point Total: 61 (2012)

    Highest All-American Total: 4 (2012)


    NC State

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 9

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 4

    # of Team Trophies: 1

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 4th (tie) (2018)

    Top Point Total: 80 (2018)

    Highest All-American Total: 4 (2018/2021)


    Illinois

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 8

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 3

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 7th (2012)

    Top Point Total: 62 (2012)

    Highest All-American Total: 4 (2012)


    Wisconsin

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 8

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 2

    # of Team Trophies: 1

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 4th (2010)

    Top Point Total: 70.5 (2010)

    Highest All-American Total: 4 (2010/2011)


    Arizona State

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 7

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 4

    # of Team Trophies: 2

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 4th (2021/2022)

    Top Point Total: 74 (2021)

    Highest All-American Total: 5 (2021/2022)


    Northern Iowa

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 7

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 13th (tie) (2019)

    Top Point Total: 40.5 (2019)

    Highest All-American Total: 3 (2014)


    Northwestern

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 7

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 3

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 6th (2022)

    Top Point Total: 57.5 (2022)

    Highest All-American Total: 4 (2022)


    Oklahoma

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 7

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 2

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 5th (2010)

    Top Point Total: 69 (2010)

    Highest All-American Total: 4 (2010)


    Edinboro

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 6

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 2

    # of Team Trophies: 1

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 3rd (2015)

    Top Point Total: 75.5 (2015)

    Highest All-American Total: 4 (2015)


    Rutgers

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 6

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 1

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 9th (2019)

    Top Point Total: 51.5 (2019)

    Highest All-American Total: 3 (2021)


    North Carolina

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 5

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 12th (2023)

    Top Point Total: 42 (2023)

    Highest All-American Total: 3 (2022/2023)


    Stanford

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 5

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 11th (2011)

    Top Point Total: 44 (2011)

    Highest All-American Total: 3 (2011)


    Oregon State

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 4

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 2

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 8th (2013)

    Top Point Total: 48.5 (2013)

    Highest All-American Total: 4 (2022)


    American

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 3

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 1

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 5th (2011)

    Top Point Total: 65 (2011)

    Highest All-American Total: 3 (2010/2011)


    Boise State

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 3

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 1

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 9th (2011)

    Top Point Total: 57.5 (2011)

    Highest All-American Total: 3 (2011)


    Central Michigan

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 3

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 12th (tie) 2010

    Top Point Total: 39.5 (2012)

    Highest All-American Total: 3 (2010/2011)


    Maryland

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 3

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 18th (2011)

    Top Point Total: 35.5 (2011)

    Highest All-American Total: 3 (2011)


    Pittsburgh

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 3

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 11th (2021)

    Top Point Total: 40.5 (2021)

    Highest All-American Total: 2 (2012/2013/2021)


    Princeton

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 3

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 13th (2023)

    Top Point Total: 38 (2022)

    Highest All-American Total: 3 (2019)


    South Dakota State

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 3

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 12th (2018)

    Top Point Total: 42 (2018)

    Highest All-American Total: 3 (2018)


    Virginia

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 3

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 15th (2010/2017)

    Top Point Total: 34 (2010)

    Highest All-American Total: 2 (2011/2013/2017)


    Wyoming

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 3

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 17th (tie) (2018)

    Top Point Total: 31 (2012)

    Highest All-American Total: 2 (2017)


    Kent State

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 2

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 16th (2016)

    Top Point Total: 37 (2011)

    Highest All-American Total: 2 (2010/2016)


    Lock Haven

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 2

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 16th (2018)

    Top Point Total: 35 (2018)

    Highest All-American Total: 2 (2018/2019)



    Binghamton

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 1

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 14th 2012

    Top Point Total: 36 (2012)

    Highest All-American Total: 2 (2012)



    Air Force

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 1

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 18th (tie) 2023

    Top Point Total: 28.5 (2023)

    Highest All-American Total: 1 (2023)


    Cal Poly

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 1

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 18th (tie); 2010

    Top Point Total: 30 (2010)

    Highest All-American Total: 2 (2010/2012/2022)



    Clarion

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 1

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 18th 2012

    Top Point Total: 32 (2012)

    Highest All-American Total: 2 (2012)


    Michigan State

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 1

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 18th (tie) 2010

    Top Point Total: 30 (2010)

    Highest All-American Total: 1 (2010/2014/2019)


    Penn

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 1

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 20th (2016)

    Top Point Total: 23.5 (2016)

    Highest All-American Total: 1 (2010/2011/2012/2014/2016/2022)


    Purdue

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 1

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 20th (tie) 2023

    Top Point Total: 28 (2023)

    Highest All-American Total: 2 (2023)


    Rider

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 1

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 20th (2021)

    Top Point Total: 22 (2021)

    Highest All-American Total: 2 (2017)


    The Citadel

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 1

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 20th (2013)

    Top Point Total: 27 (2013)

    Highest All-American Total: 2 (2013)


    West Virginia

    # of Top 20 Finishes: 1

    # of Top 10 Finishes: 0

    # of Team Trophies: 0

    Highest NCAA Team Finish: 20th (2015)

    Top Point Total: 23.5 (2015)

    Highest All-American Total: 1 (2015/2018/2021/2022/2023)

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