Some fun facts about Syracuse's win....
1) Since 1973, only 8 teams had won the men's team title (UTEP, Oregon, Iowa State, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Stanford, Colorado, Oklahoma State) and every school has won more than one title. Will Syracuse continue the trend and win again over the next few years?
2) Much like the Michigan State women last year, the entire top 7 is comprised of athletes that could drive from campus to their home in a reasonable about of time. (NY x3, MA x2, PA, Ontario).
3) This is the first time the winning school was from a state on the east coast (touching the Atlantic Ocean) since Villanova won in 1970. By contrast, almost half the women's titles have been won by east coast schools, due mostly to Villanova but also with wins by Virginia, Providence and Georgetown,
4) This was the first NCAA championship for Syracuse in any sport since 2009, but instead of being the sole campus heroes, the field hockey team won the NCAA title the following day.
5) I went back to the year 2000 and looked at the individual top 10 finishers. During that time frame, Cuse had zero Top 10 finishes. Now they have 3. In a separate post I will post the a ranking of Top 10 Individuals by schools since 2000.