The best NCAA championship games of all time
It's an exceedingly difficult task to whittle down the most exciting championship games of this crazy competition we call March Madness. It earned that nickname for a reason, after all.
Since the tournament's inception in 1939, six title matchups have been decided in overtime, and 17 ended with a deficit of three points or fewer. Not every close game is equally exciting, of course.
Narratives build throughout the first couple weeks of the Big Dance, lending an extra layer of public interest to certain matchups. Some games are remembered for iconic moments -- whether they're a symbol of rousing success or gut-wrenching failure. And nothing gets a basketball fan's blood pumping like an old-fashioned buzzer-beater.
With that in mind, here's one fan's ranking of the nine best college basketball championships of all time.