There are just four major-conference teams missing from this list

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This was a big year for previously unsuccessful NCAA tournament teams. Northwestern and South Carolina both won tournament games, marking 2017 as the ultimate in upward programmatic mobility.

The list of major-conference programs that have not won a game this century is now down to just four members: Nebraska, Oregon State, Rutgers, and TCU. That being said, we’ll give the Horned Frogs an asterisk on this one. Unlike the Cornhuskers, Beavers, and Scarlet Knights, the fightin’ toads weren’t members of a “power” conference for the entire time period in question.

Every national championship this century has been won by a team at No. 17 or higher on this list. The majority of Division I — 199 teams — is yet to win an NCAA tournament game this century.

NCAA tournament wins since 2000

1.   North Carolina     47
2.   Kansas             45
3.   Duke               43
4.   Michigan State     41
5.   Kentucky           40
6.   Florida            36
7.   Connecticut        33
8.   Wisconsin          33
9.   Arizona            30
10.  Louisville         28
11.  Syracuse           28
12.  UCLA               27
13.  Gonzaga            25
14.  Villanova          21
15.  Butler             21
16.  Xavier             21
17.  Maryland           20
18.  Ohio State         20
19.  Oklahoma           19
20.  Texas              19
21.  Illinois           17
22.  Oregon             17
23.  Memphis            16
24.  Pitt               16
25.  West Virginia      16
26.  Indiana            14
27.  Purdue             14
28.  Marquette          13
29.  Notre Dame         13
30.  Michigan	        13 Includes 2016 round of 68
31.  Tennessee          13 Includes 2014 round of 68
32.  Wichita State      12 Includes 2016 round of 68
33.  Cincinnati         11
34.  Georgetown         11
35.  Iowa State         11
36.  Oklahoma State     11
37.  Stanford           11
38.  Baylor             10
39.  NC State           10 Includes 2014 round of 68
40.  Missouri            9
41.  VCU                 9 Includes 2011 round of 68
42.  Texas A&M           8
43.  Virginia            8
44.  Washington          8
45.  USC                 8 Includes 2017 round of 68
46.  Georgia Tech        7
47.  LSU                 7
48.  Miami               7
49.  Utah                7
50.  Kansas State        7 Includes 2017 round of 68
51.  Boston College      6
52.  San Diego State     6
53.  Temple              6
54.  Wake Forest         6
55.  Dayton              6 Includes 2015 round of 68
56.  Alabama             5
55.  George Mason        5
56.  Saint Joseph's      5
57.  Southern Illinois   5
58.  Tulsa               5
59.  Vanderbilt          5
60.  Cal                 4
61.  Creighton           4
62.  Florida State       4
63.  Kent State          4
64.  Mississippi State   4
65.  Nevada              4
66.  Northern Iowa       4
67.  South Carolina      4
68.  UAB                 4
69.  BYU                 4 Includes 2012 round of 68
70.  Ole Miss            4 Includes 2015 round of 68
71.  Saint Mary's        4 Includes 2013 round of 68
72.  Western Kentucky    4 Includes 2012 round of 68
73.  Arkansas            3
74.  Auburn              3
75.  Davidson            3
76.  Iowa                3
77.  Milwaukee           3
78.  Ohio                3
79.  Saint Louis         3
80.  Seton Hall          3
81.  Texas Tech          3
82.  UNLV                3
83.  Washington State    3
84.  Florida Gulf Coast  3 Includes 2016 round of 68 
85.  La Salle            3 Includes 2013 round of 68
86.  Siena               3 Includes 2002 round of 65
87.  Arizona State       2
88.  Bradley             2
89.  Bucknell            2
90.  Cornell             2
91.  Georgia State       2
92.  Harvard             2
93.  Middle Tennessee    2
94.  Murray State        2
95.  New Mexico          2
96.  Pacific             2
97.  Penn State          2
98.  Richmond            2
99.  Stephen F. Austin   2
100. Hampton             2 Includes 2015 round of 68
101. Morehead State      2 Includes 2009 round of 65
102. Northwestern State  2 Includes 2001 round of 65
103. South Florida       2 Includes 2012 round of 68
104. Vermont             2 Includes 2012 round of 68
105. Mount St. Mary's    2 2008 & 2017 rounds of 65 & 68
106. UNC Asheville       2 2003 & 2011 rounds of 65 & 68
107. Central Michigan    1
108. Charlotte           1
109. Cleveland State     1
110. Colorado            1
111. Colorado State      1
112. DePaul              1
113. Fresno State        1
114. George Washington   1
115. Georgia             1
116. Hawaii              1
117. Indiana State       1
118. Lehigh              1
119. Little Rock         1
120. Manhattan           1
121. Mercer              1
122. Minnesota           1
123. Montana             1
124. Norfolk State       1
125. North Dakota State  1
126. Northwestern        1
127. Old Dominion        1
128. Pepperdine          1
129. Providence          1
130. Rhode Island        1
131. San Diego           1
132. St. John's          1
133. UNC Wilmington      1
134. Utah State          1
135. Virginia Tech       1
136. Winthrop            1
137. Wyoming             1
138. Yale                1
139. Albany              1 2014 round of 68
140. Cal Poly            1 2014 round of 68
141. Clemson             1 2011 round of 68
142. Florida A&M         1 2004 round of 65
143. Holy Cross          1 2016 round of 68
144. James Madison       1 2013 round of 68
145. Monmouth            1 2006 round of 65
146. Niagara             1 2007 round of 65
147. North Carolina A&T  1 2013 round of 68
148. Oakland             1 2005 round of 65
149. Robert Morris       1 2015 round of 68
150. UA Pine Bluff       1 2010 round of 65
151. UC Davis            1 2017 round of 68
152. UTSA                1 2011 round of 68

Big salute to UC-Davis for making the list this year. Bragging rights in the hoops version of the Causeway Classic are now yours.