The most impressive championship streaks in all of sports – ESPN
Take a look at some special teams that have won multiple titles in a row — sometimes more than once:
Championship streaks: 2002-04, 2013-16
Thanks to seniors Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson, the Huskies are fresh off their fourth consecutive championship — the 11th in school history. Over the past 3-plus years, the UConn women are 122-1 with an average victory margin of 38. Every win has come by double-digits.
Championship streak: 1959-66
The Celtics won eight NBA championships in a row from 1959 to 1966. Their streak is the longest consecutive title run of any professional team in U.S. sports history.
Championship streaks: 1991-93, 1996-98
The 1996 Bulls have been considered one of the best teams in NBA history. During the 1995-’96 season, the Bulls won 72 games, and they are the only team to ever win more than 70 games in a single season.
Championship streaks: 1956-60, 1976-79
The Canadiens have taken home the Stanley Cup more times than any other NHL team. They have won 24 all told, including five in a row from 1956 to 1950 and four in a row from 1976 to 1979.
Mount Union Raiders
Championship streaks: 1996-98 & 2000-02
The University of Mount Union is a Division III school located in Alliance, Ohio. Its football team went 14-1 in 2014 — losing to Wisconsin-Whitewater in the title game — and the program boasts an impressive 11 national championships.
New York Islanders
Championship streak: 1980-83
The Islanders won the Stanley Cup four years in a row. They won an astonishing 19 consecutive playoff series during that streak. The franchise was a dynasty in the 1980s.
New York Yankees
Championship streaks: 1936-39, 1949-53, 1998-2000
The Yankees boast an astonishing 27 World Series titles, which is an MLB record. They’ve gone on numerous streaks, taking home four championships in a row from 1936 to 1939, five in a row from 1949 to 1953 and three in a row from 1998 to 2000.
North Alabama Lions
Championship streak: 1993-95
The University of North Alabama, located in Florence, Alabama, won the Division II national title in football three years in a row in the 1990s. The Lions are tied for most playoff appearances in Division II history as well.
North Carolina Tar Heels
Championship streaks: 1986-94
In perhaps the most impressive championship streak, the North Carolina Tar Heels women’s soccer team won nine national championships in a row from 1986 through 1994. The Tar Heels have won 21 of the 31 NCAA soccer championships.
North Dakota State Bison
Championship streak: 2011-15
The Bison continue to dominate. North Dakota State moved up to Division I in 2004, and the Bison have wasted no time making a name for themselves. They have won the past five Division I FCS titles and are a strong favorite to take home a sixth in 2016. Prior to their DI success, they won eight national championships in Division II.
Tennessee Lady Vols
Championship streak: 1996-98
Tennessee has been a title contender for over 30 years. With Pat Summitt at the helm for over three decades, they took home eight national titles, including three in a row from 1996-’98. The Lady Vols are the only team to have appeared in all 32 NCAA tournaments.
Championship streak: 1967-73
The Bruins won seven consecutive national titles in men’s basketball from 1967 to 1973 under head coaching legend John Wooden. The Bruins won 10 titles in a 12-year span under Wooden. UCLA also went undefeated four times in 1964, ’67, ’72 and ’73.
Championship streak: 2009-11
The Warhawks took home their three-peat in 2011. Since 2006, either Mount Union or Wisconsin-Whitewater has taken home the Division III national title. This past season, they took home the crown, defeating the Raiders 43-34.