9. UCLA, 1980
Larry Brown is well-known for leading Kansas to the national title as a No. 6 seed in 1988, but he may have done an even more impressive job eight years earlier. In his first year as UCLA's coach, he took a freshmen-laden team starring Kiki Vandeweghe to the championship game. The eighth-seeded Bruins upset top-seeded DePaul in the second round and kept going before falling to Louisville in the final.