If Villanova is able to win its last two games, they'll do something no one has done in the last 10 years. Win two national championships in three years. A dynasty will be born.
When you scan the college basketball landscape and are forced to name the top programs in the country; where does Villanova land?
Despite winning no less than 29 games and losing no more than five games over the last five years, the Wildcats are still viewed as a party crasher. Never mind the fact Villanova has been a one or two seed the last five years. The Wildcats are still not placed on the same plane as the "blue bloods" of college basketball.
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If Villanova can beat Kansas, and the winner of Loyola and Michigan, it will be able to do something no other traditional blue blood has done in 20 years. Not North Carolina, Duke, Arizona, Michigan State, UCLA, nor Indiana. Florida did it in '06 and '07 and before that, it was Kentucky in '96 and '98.
In 2016, you could chalk it up to a lucky shot. A fantastically executed, incredibly drawn up, lucky play to beat North Carolina for the title.
This time around, there's nothing you can say to mitigate this team and the program. In 'Nova's four tournament games, the average margin of victory is 18.25 points. Outside of West Virginia in the Sweet Sixteen, no opponent has scored over 61 points. The Wildcats have the best offense in the country. Only three times this year they've scored under 70 points.
This is not a new development.
For Villanova, it should be the coronation of a long and arduous climb to the top of college basketball. Yet, Jay Wright and his crew still don't get the love they deserve.
Since Wright has taken over, Villanova is averaging 24 wins per game. In the last five seasons, the Wildcats have an 89 percent winning percentage.
The Dynasty is already here, the trophy just its crowning jewel.