The four most-popular men's college sports are football, basketball, baseball and soccer. A remarkably small number of NCAA programs had success in all four major sports.
Only Louisville, North Carolina and Stanford sent their football team to a bowl game and their men's basketball, baseball and men's soccer teams to the NCAA Tournament. Of course, this kind of all sports success isn't anything new to Louisville.
The 2012-13 season became known as "The Year of the Cardinal" after Louisville made NCAA history by sending its football team to a BCS bowl (a win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl), its men's basketball team to the Final Four (a national championship win over Michigan), its women's basketball team to the Final Four (a title game loss to UConn) and its baseball team to the College World Series (after beating Vanderbilt in the Super Regional).
While this season's post-season success wasn't as headline grabbing, the Cardinals remain one of the few programs in America to be good at the top sports at the highest level.
Only Louisville finished with 10 wins in football, 30 wins in basketball and 40 wins in baseball.
A total of 27 schools had success in the two biggest sports - football and basketball.
2013 Bowl Teams: 70 American (5) : Cincinnati, Houston, Louisville, UCF (Champions), Rutgers ACC (11) : Boston College, Clemson, Duke (ACC Coastal Division Champions), Florida State (ACC Atlantic Division Champions,Champions), Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami (FL), North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia Tech Big Ten (7) : Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State (Big Ten Legends Division Champions, Champions), Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State(Big Ten Leaders Division Champions), Wisconsin Big 12 (6) : Baylor (Champions), Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech Conference USA (6) : East Carolina, Marshall (C-USA East Division Champions), Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Rice(Champions, C-USA West Division Champions), Tulane Independents (3) : BYU, Navy, Notre Dame MAC (5) : Ball State, Bowling Green (MAC East Division Champions, Champions), Buffalo, Northern Illinois (MAC West Division Champions), Ohio Mountain West (6) : Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State (Mountain West West Division Champions, Champions), San Diego State, UNLV, Utah State (Mountain West Mountain Division Champions) Pac-12 (9) : Arizona, Arizona State (Pac-12 South Division Champions), Oregon (Pac-12 North Division Co-Champions), Oregon State, Stanford (Pac-12 North Division Co-Champions, Champions), UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State SEC (10) : Alabama (SEC West Division Co-Champions), Auburn (SEC West Division Co-Champions, Champions), Georgia, LSU,Mississippi State, Missouri (SEC East Division Champions), Ole Miss, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt Sun Belt (2) : Arkansas State (Co-Champions), Louisiana-Lafayette (Co-Champions)
2014 NCAA Tournament Teams: 68 AAC (4): Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Memphis America East (1): Albany Atlantic 10 (6): Dayton, George Washington, Saint Joseph's, Saint Louis, UMass, VCU ACC (6): Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia Atlantic Sun (1): Mercer Big 12 (7): Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Big East (4): Creighton, Providence, Villanova, Xavier Big Sky (1): Weber State Big South (1): Coastal Carolina Big Ten (6): Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin Big West (1): Cal Poly CAA (1): Delaware Conference USA (1): Tulsa Horizon League (1): Milwaukee Ivy League (1): Harvard MAAC (1): Manhattan MAC (1): Western Michigan MEAC (1): North Carolina Central MVC (1): Wichita State Mountain West (2): New Mexico, San Diego State NEC (1): Mount St. Mary's OVC (1): Eastern Kentucky Pac-12 (6): Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA Patriot (1): American SEC (3): Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee Southern (1): Wofford Southland (1): Stephen F. Austin SWAC (1): Texas Southern Sun Belt (1): Louisiana-Lafayette Summit League (1): North Dakota State WCC (2): BYU, Gonzaga WAC (1): New Mexico State
Schools that made both a bowl game and NCAA Tournament: 27 AAC (2): Cincinnati, Louisville ACC (4): Duke, North Carolina, Pitt, Syracuse Big 12 (5): Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Big Ten (6): Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin Mountain West (1): San Diego State Pac-12 (6): Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA Sun Belt (1): Louisiana-Lafayette Independents (1): BYU WAC (1): New Mexico State
Of those 27 schools, only 10 also made the NCAA tournament in baseball.
2014 NCAA Baseball Teams: ACC (7): Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami (FL), North Carolina, Virginia America East (1): Binghamton American (2): Houston, Louisville Atlantic 10 (1): George Mason Atlantic Sun (1): Kennesaw State Big 12 (5): Kansas, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech Big East (1): Xavier Big South (2): Campbell, Liberty Big Ten (2): Indiana, Nebraska Big West (4): Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, UC Irvine Colonial (1): College of Charleston Conference USA (2): Old Dominion, Rice Horizon (1): Youngstown State Ivy (1): Columbia MAAC (1): Siena MEAC (1): Bethune-Cookman Mid-American (1): Kent State Missouri Valley (2): Dallas Baptist, Indiana State Mountain West (2): San Diego State, UNLV NEC (1): Bryant Ohio Valley (1): Jacksonville State Pac-12 (5): Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington Patriot (1): Bucknell SEC (10): Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt Southern (1): Georgia Southern Southland (2): Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana Summit (1): North Dakota State Sun Belt (1): Louisiana-Lafayette SWAC (1): Jackson State WAC (1): Sacramento State West Coast (1): Pepperdine
Schools that made a bowl game and the NCAA Tournament in baseball and men's basketball: 10 AAC (1): Louisville ACC (1): North Carolina Big 12 (2): Oklahoma State, Texas Big Ten (1): Nebraska Mountain West (1): San Diego State Pac-12 (3): Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford Sun Belt (1): Louisiana-Lafayette
Of those 10 schools, only Louisville, North Carolina and Stanford made the men's soccer tournament as well.
Schools that made a bowl game and the NCAA Tournament in baseball, soccer and men's basketball: 3 AAC (1): Louisville ACC (1): North Carolina Pac-12 (1): Stanford