Dynasty (sports)


Dynasty (sports)

"For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation)."

A sports dynasty is a team that dominates their sport or league for multiple seasons or years. Such dominance is often only realized in retrospect. Whether a team has achieved a dynasty is often subjective, and can be a frequent topic of debate among sports fans. Some argue that a dynasty requires consecutive championships over a period of time, others suggest that non-consecutive championships are sufficient, and some feel that a team must simply dominate its league but need not win championships.

American football

National Football League

* Green Bay Packers 1929-1931 (3 consecutive championships)cite web |url=http://www.profootballhof.com/history/team.jsp?franchise_id=12 |title=Green Bay Packers |work=Pro Football Hall of Fame |accessdate=2008-07-30 |publisher=National Football League]
* Chicago Bears 1930s (2 championships in 1932, 1933, conference champions in 1934 and 1937)Fact|date=August 2008
* Chicago Bears of the 1940s (aka The Monsters of the Midway) (3 championships in 4 years)cite web |url=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/football/nfl/02/07/top.dynasties/index.html |title=NFL's top dynasties |accessdate=2008-07-30 |date=2005-02-08 |author=McAllister, Mike |work=Sports Illustrated] [cite web |url=http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=207 |title=Joe Stydahar |accessdate=2008-07-31 |work=Pro Football Hall of Fame |publisher=National Football League |quote=He returned in 1945 to play for two more years. During that period, the Bears won three NFL championships and five Western Division titles. In Joe's final game, the 1946 Bears defeated the New York Giants, 24-14. It was the last major triumph of the Bears' dynasty years.]
* Cleveland Browns of the 1940s and 1950s (10 consecutive championship game appearances from 1946 to 1955: 4 AAFC titles, 3 NFL championships)
* Detroit Lions of the 1950s (3 championships and 4 title game appearances in 6 years) [cite web |url=http://www.detroitlions.com/document_display.cfm?cont_id=129901 |title=untitled |author=Ross, Alan |publisher=Detroit Lions |accessdate=2008-07-31 |date=2002-09-17 |quote=The 2002 season also marks the golden anniversary of the birth of a legendary NFL dynasty -- a team that won three championships during the 1950s, tied for most in the league with the mighty Cleveland Browns.]
* Green Bay Packers of the 1960s (5 championships in 7 years, including Super Bowls I and II) [cite web |url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE0DB103BF935A15752C0A96E958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2 |title=Sports of The Times; Instead of a Dynasty, the Beginning of the End in Green Bay? |accessdate=2008-07-30 |date=1998-01-26 |author=Rhoden, William C. |work=The New York Times |quote=But Lombardi had advantages when it came to building a dynasty.] cite web| url=http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2005/02/07/dynasty_boston_globe/ |title=Dynasty |accessdate=2008-07-30 |date=2005-02-05 |work=The Boston Globe |author=Shaughnessy, Dan |quote=And the New England Patriots of the 21st century are established as an NFL dynasty on a par with the Packers of the 1960s, the Steelers of the '70s, the 49ers of the '80s, and the Cowboys of the '90s.] cite web |url=http://www.sptimes.com/2005/01/30/Sports/NFL_dynasties.shtml |title=NFL Dynasties |accessdate=2008-07-31 |date=2005-01-30 |author=Korth, Joanne |work=St. Petersburg Times]
* Buffalo Bills of the mid 1960s
* Miami Dolphins of the early 1970s (2 Super Bowl championships ('72 and '73), 3 Super Bowl appearances ('71, '72, and '73), 4 straight division titles from '71 to '74, perfect season in '72)
* Dallas Cowboys of the 1970s (2 Super Bowl championships and 5 NFC titles)
* Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s (4 Super Bowls in 6 years ('74, '75, '78, '79), 6 straight division titles, 7 total))
* Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the late 1970s and early 1980s (3 Super Bowls in 1976, 1980, 1983)Fact|date=August 2008
* San Francisco 49ers of the 1980s and 1990s (4 Super Bowls in 9 years ('81, '84, '88, '89), five in 14 years ('81, '84, '88, '89, '94), 5 straight division titles, 7 total)
* Buffalo Bills of the early 1990s Lost four consecutive Super Bowls.
* Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s (First team to win 3 Super Bowls in 4 years ('92, '93, '95), 3 conference championships in 4 straight appearances, 5 straight division titles, 6 total)
* New England Patriots of the 2000s (Second team to win 3 Super Bowls in 4 years ('01, '03, '04), 5 conference championship appearances in 7 years, 6 division titles in 7 years, first 16 game perfect regular season in NFL history, and a 4th Super Bowl appearance in '07)

NCAA Football

Division I

Football Bowl Subdivision (Formerly I-A)

"Note: The NCAA does not officially recognize a champion for Division I FBS college football. This list is compiled using CFBDW's list of recognized national champions" [http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/national_championships/nchamps_year.php] .
* Yale* (19 championships between 1874 and 1909)Fact|date=August 2008
* Harvard* (3 championships from 1898 to 1901)Fact|date=August 2008
* University of Michigan (4 Championships in 4 years) 1901 to 1904Fact|date=August 2008
* Notre Dame 1919-1930 (6 championships in 1919, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1929, 1930 and an .892 winning percentage over 12 years.)Fact|date=August 2008
* Southern California (3 championships in 6 years from 1928 to 1932)Fact|date=August 2008
* University of Alabama 6 Rose Bowl appearances from 1925- 1946 (going 4-1-1). This is still the most by any non- Big 10 or Pac 10 team. National Champions in 1925, 1926, 1930, 1934, and were undefeated and untied in 1945, trouncing Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl to the tune of 34-14.Fact|date=August 2008
* Minnesota (5 championships between 1934 and 1941)Fact|date=August 2008
* Notre Dame 1943-1949 (4 national championships and 3 Heisman Trophy winners in 7 years, 60-5-3 record and 4 straight undefeated seasons)Fact|date=August 2008
* Oklahoma 1948-1958 (National championships in 1950, 1955 & 1956. Eleven straight conference championships. Overall record of 106-9-2. Winning streaks of 31 and 47 games. A 100 game span with a record of 93-5-2.)Fact|date=August 2008
* University of Alabama, 1961-1979. Led by coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, the University of Alabama won six UPI/AP national titles (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1979) and were the only undefeated untied team in 1966. Alabama won more games (90) from 1960-1969 than any other team, as well as more (103) from 1970-1979, making them the winningest team in college football for two solid decades. They also won 13 SEC champonships during this period. In addition, they have also played in and won more bowl games than any other team in history.Fact|date=August 2008
* Southern California 1962-1981 (5 national championships in 1962, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1978 and 4 Heisman Trophy winners in 20 years.)Fact|date=August 2008
* Notre Dame 1964-1977 (3 national championships in 1966, 1973, and 1977. 1 Heisman Trophy winner and the highest winning percentage in college football (.828) with a record of 123-24-4.)Fact|date=August 2008
* Nebraska, 1969-2001 (national championships in 1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, and 1997; additional title game appearances in 1983, 1993, and 2001; won the "Game of the Century (college football)" 35-31 over Oklahoma, in 1971; won at least nine games each season from 1969 to 2001; 24-0-1 record from 1970 to 1971; 60-3 record from 1993 to 1997; 330-60-4 record from 1969 to 2001) 3 Heisman Trophy winnersFact|date=August 2008
* Oklahoma 1971-1988 (National championships in 1974, 1975 & 1985. Thirteen conference championships. Overall record of 179-31-4 . Eleven bowl victories. Finished in the top 3 of AP poll 11 times.)Fact|date=August 2008
*University of Miami, 1983-1991 (national championships in 1983, 1987, 1989 and 1991)
* Florida State, 1987-2000 (national championships in 1993 and 1999; title game appearances in 1996, 1998, and 2000; Atlantic Coast Conference champions 1992 through 2000; AP Top 5 Finish every year (NCAA record) during span; 152-18-1 record during span)Fact|date=August 2008*Currently compete in Division I FCS; dynasties predate Division I subdivisions

Football Championship Subdivision (Formerly I-AA)

* Appalachian State University — 2005-2007 (3 consecutive national championships; overall record of 39-6, including a record of 36-3 against I-AA/FCS opponents during that span)Fact|date=August 2008
* Georgia Southern University — 1985-1990, 1998-2000 (won national championships in 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1999, 2000; championship appearances in 1988, 1998)Fact|date=August 2008
* Youngstown State University — 1991-1999 (won national championships in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997; championship appearances in 1992, 1999)Fact|date=August 2008

Division II

* Grand Valley State — 4 titles in 5 years from 2002 to 2006 including a runner-up performance in 2001 and a record of 86-9 from the 2000-2006 seasonsFact|date=August 2008
* North Dakota State* — 5 titles in 8 years from 1983 to 1990, including runner-up performances in 1981 and 1984Fact|date=August 2008
* North Alabama — 3 consecutive national titles from 1993 to 1995Fact|date=August 2008

* Currently competes in Division I FCS

Division III

* Augustana (Illinois) — 4 consecutive titles from 1983 to 1986cite web |url=http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/27/sports/ncaafootball/27carroll.html |title=The Quiet Dynasty |author=Thamel, Pete |accessdate=2008-08-04 |date=2006-08-27 |work=The New York Times |quote=Carroll College, an elite Catholic institution of 1,500 students in Montana’s capital, is one of just two college football programs at any level to win four consecutive national championships. Augustana College of Illinois won four consecutive N.C.A.A. Division III titles in the 1980’s.]
* Mount Union — 9 titles between 1993 and 2006 (14 seasons), including three consecutive titles from 1996-98 and 2000-02; 110 consecutive regular-season wins between 1994 and 2005Fact|date=August 2008

NAIA Football

* Carroll College — 4 consecutive titles from 2002 to 2005

Australian Football League

* Collingwood Magpies - 1927-1930, four VFL premierships in a row.Fact|date=August 2008
* Melbourne Demons - 1955-1960, five VFL premierships from six consecutive Grand Final appearances.Fact|date=August 2008
* Hawthorn Hawks - 1983-1991, five VFL premierships from eight Grand Final appearances over a nine year period.Fact|date=August 2008
* Brisbane Lions - 2001-2004, three AFL premierships in a row, followed by a Grand Final loss.Fact|date=August 2008

Arena Football League

* Detroit Drive from 1988 to 1993 (4 championships and 6 ArenaBowl appearances in 6 years) [cite web |url=http://www.arenafootball.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=1394500&DB_OEM_ID=3500&SPID=3181&SPSID=38130 |title=McClay reflects on his long journey |author=Boehm, Jenn |publisher=Arena Football League |accessdate=2008-07-31 |date=2008-02-21 |quote=He played defensive back at Rice University and attended camp with the Cowboys before making his mark as a wide receiver/linebacker with the Detroit Drive dynasty in late ‘80s–early ‘90s.]
* Tampa Bay Storm of the 1990s (4 championships in 6 years)Fact|date=August 2008

United Indoor Football

* Sioux Fall Storm from 2005 - 2007 (3 championships in 3 years and 38 consecutive wins)Fact|date=August 2008

Auto racing

NHRA

*John Force from 1990 to 2006 14 of 14 driving titles in 17 seasonsFact|date=August 2008

NASCAR

*Richard Petty from 1967 to 1975 5 of 7 driving titles in 7 seasons never falling outside the top five in points, including 129 wins out of 352 startsFact|date=August 2008
*David Pearson from 1966 to 1969 3 driving titles in 4 seasons including 44 win out of 163 startsFact|date=August 2008
*Cale Yarborough from 1976 to 1978 won 3 straight driving titles including 28 wins out of 90 startsFact|date=August 2008
*Darrell Waltrip from 1981 to 1985 won 3 of 3 driving titles including back to back titles in 1981 and 1982 and accompilshed 27 wins in 89 startsFact|date=August 2008
*Dale Earnhardt from 1986 to 1994 won 6 of 7 driving titles in 9 years including 48 wins out of 264 startsFact|date=August 2008
*Jeff Gordon from 1995 to 2001 won 4 of 4 driving titles in 7 seasons including 56 wins out of 231 startsFact|date=August 2008

Formula One

Drivers

*Juan Manuel Fangio from 1951 to 1957 won 5 drivers' championships in 7 yearsFact|date=August 2008
*Michael Schumacher from 2000 to 2004 won 5 consecutive drivers' championshipsFact|date=August 2008

Constructors

*Ferrari from 1975 to 1977 won 3 consecutive constructors' championshipsFact|date=August 2008
*McLaren from 1988 to 1991 won 4 consecutive constructors' championshipsFact|date=August 2008
*Williams from 1993 to 1997 won 5 constructors' championships in 6 yearsFact|date=August 2008
*Ferrari from 1999 to 2004 won 6 consecutive constructors' championshipsFact|date=August 2008

World Rally Championship

Drivers

*Sebastien Loeb from 2004 to 2007 won 4 consecutive drivers' championships
*Tommi Makinen from 1996 to 1999 won 4 consecutive drivers' championships

Constructors

*Lancia from 1987 to 1992 won 6 consecutive constructors' championships

Baseball

Major League Baseball

* Pittsburgh Pirates from 1901 to 1909, (3 World Titles, 4 National League Pennants, 1 World Series Championship)Fact|date=August 2008
* Chicago Cubs from 1906 to 1910 (4 NL pennants and 2 World Series championships in 5 years; set ML record for wins in a season (116 in 1906) cite web |url=http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers/detail.jsp?playerId=112183|title=Hall of Famers Frank Chance, Chicago Cubs |work=Baseball hall of fame|accessdate=2008-08-07 |publisher=baseball hall of fame]
* Philadelphia Athletics from 1910 to 1913 (3 championships in 4 years)cite web |url=http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers/detail.jsp?playerId=118082|title=Hall of Famers Connie Mack, Philly As |work=Baseball hall of fame|accessdate=2008-08-07 |publisher=baseball hall of fame]
* Boston Red Sox from 1912 to 1918 (4 championships in 7 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* New York Giants from 1921 to 1924 (4 NL pennants and 2 World Series in 4 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* New York Yankees from 1921 to 1928 (6 AL pennants and 3 World Series championships in 8 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* St. Louis Cardinals from 1926 to 1934 (5 NL pennants and 3 World Championships in 9 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* Philadelphia Athletics from 1929 to 1931 (3 AL pennants and 2 World Series in 3 years; won each pennant by an average of 16 games)cite web |url=http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers/detail.jsp?playerId=118082|title=title=Hall of Famers Connie Mack, Philly As |work=Baseball hall of fame|accessdate=2008-08-07 |publisher=baseball hall of fame]
* New York Yankees from 1936 to 1943 (7 AL pennants and 6 World Championships in 8 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* St. Louis Cardinals from 1942 to 1946 (4 NL pennants and 3 World Championships in 5 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* New York Yankees from 1949 to 1964 (14 AL pennants and 9 World Series championships in 16 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers from 1947 to 1966 (10 NL pennants and 4 World Series Championships in 20 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* St. Louis Cardinals from 1964 to 1968 (3 NL pennants and 2 World Championships in 5 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* Baltimore Orioles from 1966 to 1971 (4 AL pennants and 2 World Series championships in 6 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* New York Yankees from 1976 to 1981 (4 AL pennants and 2 World Series championships in 6 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* Oakland Athletics from 1971 to 1975 (3 World Series championships and 5 AL West Championships in 5 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* Cincinnati Reds from 1972 to 1976 (4 NL West titles, 3 NL pennants and 2 championships in 5 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* Toronto Blue Jays from 1985 to 1993 (1992 & 1993 World Series Champions and 5 AL East Titles)Fact|date=August 2008
* Atlanta Braves from 1991 to 2005 (14 division titles, in 14 seasons)Fact|date=August 2008
* New York Yankees from 1995 to 2007 (13 consecutive postseason appearances including 10 division titles, 6 AL pennants, 4 championships, and 3 wild card berths in 13 years)Fact|date=August 2008

NCAA Baseball

* Southern California — 6 championships in 7 years between 1968 and 1974Fact|date=August 2008
* Louisiana State University — 5 SEC Championship titles and 5 championships between 1990 and 2000Fact|date=August 2008

Basketball

National Basketball Association

*Minneapolis Lakers of the 1950s (5 championships between 1949 and 1954)Fact|date=August 2008
*Boston Celtics (1956 to 1986 16 NBA titles in 30 years overall. 26 winning seasons, 20 division titles, 18 conference titles, including 11 championships in 13 years from 1957-69)Fact|date=August 2008
*Los Angeles Lakers of 1979 to 1991 (5 NBA championships, 10 Division titles, 9 conference championships, 12 winning seasons)Fact|date=August 2008
*Chicago Bulls of the 1990s (6 NBA championships in 8 seasons 2 sets of three consectutive championships(91,92,93,96,97,98) They also have won 6 division titles in 8 seasons and hold the best record in NBA history (72-10) during the 95/96 seasonFact|date=August 2008
*Los Angeles Lakers of the 2000s (3 championships in a row ('00, '01, and '02), including the best postseason record in NBA history (15-1))Fact|date=August 2008
*San Antonio Spurs of the 2000s [4 NBA championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007) in 9 seasons] are considered a dynasty by many, [http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory?id=3281217&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 ABC News: Fantastic Four! Spurs Sweep NBA Title ] ] [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19253744/ Spurs an unappreciated, forgotten dynasty - NBA - MSNBC.com ] ] but not by others [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19237548/ Celizic: Spurs great, but they're not a dynasty — yet - NBA - MSNBC.com ] ] [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/jack_mccallum/06/15/spurs.place/index.html SI.com - Writers - Jack McCallum: Spurs aren't a dynasty - Friday June 15, 2007 1:22PM ] ] because they have yet to win consecutive titles.

Women's National Basketball Association

*Houston Comets from 1997 to 2000 (4 WNBA championships, 4 conference championships, 9 playoff appearances from 1997-2006)Fact|date=August 2008

NCAA Basketball (Men)

Division I

* UCLA from 1964 to 1975 — 10 championships in 12 years, 88 game winning streak from 1971 to 1974Fact|date=August 2008
* Duke from 1986 to 2006 — Top 25 team for 200 consecutive weeks from 1996 to 2007, 3 championships, 4 runner-ups, 10 Final Fours, 10 ACC Championships, 11 ACC Regular Season Titles, 599-141 (.81%) recordFact|date=August 2008

Division III

* North Park — 3 consecutive titles from 1978 to 1980Fact|date=August 2008

NCAA Basketball (Women)

Division I

* Tennessee from 1986 to 2007 (7 championships, 3 consecutive 1996-1998, Never eliminated before Sweet Sixteen round.)Fact|date=August 2008
* Connecticut from 2000 to 2004 (4 championships in 5 years)Fact|date=August 2008

Division II

* Delta State — 3 championships in 4 years from 1989 to 1992Fact|date=August 2008
* North Dakota State — 5 championships in 6 years from 1991 to 1996, and lost in the finals in 1992Fact|date=August 2008
* North Dakota — 3 consecutive championships from 1997 to 1999Fact|date=August 2008

Division III

* Washington (Missouri) — 4 consecutive titles from 1998 to 2001Fact|date=August 2008

International

* United States: 12 Olympic gold medals, 1 silver and one bronze medal, 109-2 record (1936-2000)Fact|date=August 2008
* Soviet Union: 8 consecutive European championships (1959-71)Fact|date=August 2008
* Yugoslavia: 3 consecutive European championships (1973-77)Fact|date=August 2008
* China: 5 consecutive Asian championships (1975-83, 1987-95)Fact|date=August 2008
* Angola: 4 consecutive African championships (1989-95, 1999-2005)Fact|date=August 2008

Euroleague

*Real Madrid of the 1960s (4 Championships in 5 years, 7 Final appearances in 8 years)Fact|date=August 2008
*Pallacanestro Varese of the 1970s (5 Championships in 7 years, 10 Final appearances in 10 years)Fact|date=August 2008
*ASK Riga of the late 1950s (3 Championships in a row from 1958-1960)Fact|date=August 2008
*KK Split of the late 1980s/early 1990s (3 Championships in a row from 1989-1991)Fact|date=August 2008
*Olympiacos B.C. of the mid 1990s (4 appearances to the Final and 1 Championship from 1994-1999)Fact|date=August 2008
*Maccabi Tel Aviv of the 2000s (3 Championships in 5 years, 7 Final Four appearances)
*Panathinaikos BC of the 2000s(3 Euroleague crowns,5 Final Four appearances)

Canadian football: CFL

* Toronto Argonauts from 1945 to 1952 (5 championships in 8 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* Edmonton Eskimos from 1954 to 1956 (3 championships in 3 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1958 to 1962 (4 championships in 5 years)Fact|date=August 2008
* Edmonton Eskimos from 1975 to 1982 (6 championships in 8 years, including five consecutive)Fact|date=August 2008

Cheerleading

* University of Kentucky from 1985 to 2008 (16 championships in 23 years, including runs of 8 consecutive and 3 consecutive) [cite web |url=http://www.ukathletics.com/index.php?s=&change_well_id=2&url_article_id=11394 |title=The University of Kentucky Cheerleading Squad |accessdate=2008-07-30 |publisher=University of Kentucky]

Cricket

International

*The Invincibles (Australia) - 1940sFact|date=August 2008
*The West Indies - 1970s and 80s, won first two Cricket World Cups.Fact|date=August 2008
*Australia - late 1990s - questionable, won three world cups in a row. Had two winning streaks of 16 test matches. The date for the end is a matter of contention as the retirement of 5 notable players in the last year and the subsequent loss of the World Twenty20 and Commonwealth Bank Series at the hands of a young Indian cricket team may suggest decline.Fact|date=August 2008

Ice hockey

NHL

*Ottawa Senators of 1919-27 (4 championships in 8 years) 1920, 1921, 1923, 1927 cite web |url=http://www.nhl.com/cup/dynasties.html |title=Stanley Cup Dynasties |accessdate=2008-02-14 |publisher=National Hockey League]
* Toronto Maple Leafs of 1947-51 (4 championships in 5 years) 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951
* Detroit Red Wings of 1950-55 (4 championships in 6 years) 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955
* Montreal Canadiens of 1956-60 (5 consecutive championships) 1956-1960
* Toronto Maple Leafs of 1962-67 (4 championships in 6 years) 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967
* Montreal Canadiens of late 1965-69 (4 championships in 5 years) 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969
* Montreal Canadiens of 1975-79 (4 consecutive championships) 1976-1979
* New York Islanders of 1980-84 (4 championships in 4 years, made it to Finals 5 years in a row and won 19 consecutive Playoff series) 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983
* Edmonton Oilers of 1984-90 (5 championships in 7 years) 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990

European clubs

*HC CSKA Moscow (20 European Cups in 22 years between 1969 and 1990; 32 Soviet Championships in 43 years between 1948 and 1989)Fact|date=August 2008

International

Men's

Between 1920 and 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament was also considered the Ice Hockey World Championships for that year.

* Canada 1920-1959 (17 World Championships of which 6 were also the Olympic gold medal)Fact|date=August 2008
* USSR 1954-1992 (19 World Championships of which 3 were also the Olympic gold medal; 5 additional Olympic gold medals; 11 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships)cite web |url=http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/winter02/hockey/story?id=1326249 |title=Russians regroup on other side of the red line |quote=In many ways, it is a remarkable story of triumph: out of the ashes of World War II, the USSR built a hockey program that dominated on the world stage from the 1950s through the 1980s. |accessdate=2008-08-07 |date=2002-02-14 |author=Merron, Jeff |publisher=ESPN]

* Czech Republic 1996-2001 (4 World Championships in 6 years ; 1 Olympic gold medal; 2 World Junior Championships)Fact|date=August 2008

Women's

* Canada 1990-present (9 of 10 IIHF World Women Championships; 9 of 11 4 Nations Cups; 2 of 3 Olympic gold medals)Fact|date=August 2008

High School

* Mount Saint Charles Academy of Woonsocket, Rhode Island 26 Consecutive State Championships 1978-2003Fact|date=August 2008

occer

* Galatasaray S.K. — 4 consecutive Turkish Championships from 1996 to 2000, UEFA Cup Champions (2000), UEFA Super Cup Champions (2000), TSYD Cup {1997, 1998, 1999), Turkish Cup (1996, 1999, 2000), Turkish Super Cup/President's Cup (1996, 1997)Fact|date=August 2008
* Manchester United of the 1990s and 2000s (10 English Premier League Championships)Fact|date=August 2008
* Liverpool F.C. between 1975 and 1990 won 10 Championships, and 4 European Cups.Fact|date=August 2008
* Rangers F.C. won all but 2 League Championships from 1986 to 2000.Fact|date=August 2008
* Celtic F.C. won all the league championships between 1965-1974, as well as The Quad in 1967.Fact|date=August 2008
* Real Madrid between 1960 and 1990 (19 Spanish League Championships; and the first five European Cups from 1956 to 1960)Fact|date=August 2008
* Colo-Colo: 4 consecutive championships between 2007 and 2008, called "tetracampeonato".Fact|date=August 2008
* Bayern Munich 19 Bundesliga Championships in between 1969 and 2006 Runner-up 8 times between same years.Fact|date=August 2008
* Olympiacos between 1997 and 2006 (9 totally and 7 consecutive Super League Greece Championships 2 Greek Cups and one double,also in the quarter-finals of the Uefa Champions League)fact
* Lyon of the 2000s: 7 consecutive French Ligue 1 championships from 2002 to 2008Fact|date=August 2008
* Skonto Riga — 14 consecutive Latvian championships from 1991 to 2004 (the final Latvian SSR championship in 1991, followed by the first 13 championships of the new national league, the Virsliga)Fact|date=August 2008
* Rosenborg — 13 consecutive Norwegian championships from 1992 to 2004, plus the 2006 titleFact|date=August 2008
* FC Barcelona — European Champions (1992), runners-up (1994), Cup Winners Cup winners (1989), runners-up (1991), La Liga winners (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994), Copa Del Ray winners (1990)Fact|date=August 2008
* Juventus FC — between seasons 1930/31 and 1934/35 won 5 consecutives Championships. Between seasons 1971/72 and 1986/87 won 9 Championships (5 times runners-up), 1 European Champion Clubs' Cup (2 times runners-up), 1 UEFA Cup, 1 Cup Winners Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup (1 time runners-up), 1 UEFA Super Cup, 2 Coppe Italia (1 time runners-up). Between seasons 1994/95 and 2005/06 won 7 Championships (3 times runners-up), 1 UEFA Champions League (3 times runners-up), 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 Coppa Italia (2 time runners-up) and 1 time runners-up of UEFA Cup.Fact|date=August 2008
* Steaua Bucharest of the 1980s and 1990's (11 Liga I Championships in 14 years)Fact|date=August 2008
*Auckland City FC won the first three New Zealand Football Championships from 2004-05 to 2006-07. They currently lead the fourth season aiming to win the first four seasons of NZFCFact|date=August 2008
* AFC Ajax — Appeared in 4 European Champions Cup finals between 1969 and 1973 of which they won 3 consecutively (1971, 1972 and 1973) and appeared again in 2 consecutive Champions League finals in 1995 and 1996 (won the Champions league in 1995, the year in which they also gained the Dutch Championship undefeated). They hold the record for most Eredivisie titles (29 in total) and Dutch Cups (17). They are also one of only two teams that have ever won the treble and the Intercontinental Cup in the same season and one of only three teams that have won all three major European trophies at least once. And is the club that has produced two of the three players that have won the Ballon d'Or three timesFact|date=August 2008

MLS

*D.C. United from 1996 to 1999 (3 MLS Championships in 4 years, including the league's inaugural, and 2 different head coaches, additionally, the team beat Vasco Da Gama, a traditional Brazilian powerhouse to win the InterAmerica Cup in 98, and Mexican powerhouse Toluca to win the CONCACAF Champion's Cup in '98)Fact|date=August 2008
*San Jose Earthquakes/Houston Dynamo from 2001 to 2007 (4 MLS Championships in 6 years: 2001, 2003, 2006 & 2007)-Considered 2 separate teams, but most of the same players and the same ownership was in all four titles.Fact|date=August 2008

USL

*Rochester Raging Rhinos from 1996 to 2001 (3 League Championships in 6 years, runners-up in 1999, 2 Commissioners Cups, 1 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in 1999, and Runners up in 1996)Fact|date=August 2008

NCAA Women's Soccer

* University of North Carolina (19 championships and 22 championship game appearances in 26 years) (1981 to 2006) Fact|date=August 2008

Rugby (Union)

U.S. College Men

* California (Berkeley) 23 National Titles in 28 years (1980-2007).Fact|date=August 2008

Rugby League

National Rugby League

* St George Dragons, eleven consecutive NSWRL premierships from 1956-1966, including a perfect season in 1959. Fact|date=August 2008

NCAA Swimming and Diving

Men

College swimming and diving on the Men's side has been ruled by dynasties including Indiana University,Fact|date=August 2008 University of Michigan,Fact|date=August 2008 and Auburn UniversityFact|date=August 2008 who have won 5 straight national titles and IndianaFact|date=August 2008 which has won six in a row. Indiana won their six from 1976-73 while Michigan and Auburn's dynasties came in 1937-41 (Michigan) and 2003-07 (Auburn). Other dynasties include:
* Ohio State 10 National Titles Fact|date=August 2008
* Southern California and Texas 9 each Fact|date=August 2008
* Stanford 8 National Titles Fact|date=August 2008

Women

* Texas 7 total NCAA titles, five straight from 1984-88 Fact|date=August 2008
* Stanford 8 total titles, five straight from 1992-96 Fact|date=August 2008
* Auburn 5 total since 2002. Fact|date=August 2008

Combined

In 2003 Auburn University became the first team win an NCAA title in Men's and Women's swimming and diving by the same coaching staff in the same year. The Tigers have swept the NCAA title four times since (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007). Since 1997 the teams have combined to win 12 NCAA National Titles and 17 SEC Championships. Fact|date=August 2008

NCAA Wrestling

Oklahoma State University Fact|date=August 2008

The Oklahoma State University wrestling team is among the most storied programs in all of college athletics. OSU's 34 team titles are the most ever collected by a school in one sport. The Cowboys won sixteen titles between 1928 and 1940, and ten more between 1954 and 1960. Strings of consecutive titles include:

* Back-to-back titles in 1948-49, 1958-59, 1961-1962, and 1989-90

* Three straight titles during 1933-35 and 1954-56

* Four straight titles during 1928-31 and 2003-06

* Seven straight titles during 1937-46

The Cowboys have also produced 133 individual national champions, including the sport's first-ever four-time champion, Pat Smith.

The University of Iowa Fact|date=August 2008

The Iowa Hawkeye wrestling program has won 21 NCAA championships since 1975, becoming college wrestling's most prestigous wrestling program. Their titles include:

*Back-to-Back titles in 1975-76

*Nine straight titles from 1978 to 1986

*Three straight titles from 1991 to 1993

*Six straight titles from 1995 to 2000

*Current streak: 2008 - ??

The Hawkeyes have also captured 38 Big Ten Championships since 1958, including 26 straight from 1974 to 2000. They have produced 74 individual champions.

NCAA Lacrosse

Men

* Syracuse University won nine national titles from 1983-2008, including four championships between 2000-2008. Syracuse's 1990 national title stripped and Syracuse's participation in the 1990 tournament was vacated by the NCAA Committee due to infractions.Fact|date=August 2008

Women

* The University of Maryland won eight national titles from 1992-2001, capturing seven consecutive titles from 1995-2001 and completing four undefeated seasons.cite web |url=http://umterps.cstv.com/sports/w-lacros/mtt/timchal_cindy00.html |title=Cindy Timchal Profile |accessdate=2008-08-08 |publisher=The University of Maryland |quote=Prior to '91, the Terrapins' last title had come in 1986 under head coach Sue Tyler, but the Maryland dynasty began to re-emerge almost immediately under Timchal's guidance...The dynasty continued throughout the 1998 season despite an 0-2 start following losses to Duke and North Carolina. That season finished the same way as the previous three, however, with Timchal's Terrapins being crowned the NCAA champions once again, this time behind an 11-5 win over Virginia.]

NCAA Mixed Rifle (Men's and Women's)

* The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Nanooks won ten national titles from 1994-2008, capturing nine titles from 1999-2008 and consecutive titles from 1999-2004 and 2006-2008.Fact|date=August 2008

Dynasties in question

*Pittsburgh Pirates of the early 1900s, won the 1909 world series and played for the 1903 world series crown, prior to the advent of the series was National League champion in 1901 and 1902, making their 1903 trip three in a row and four pennants for that decade.Fact|date=August 2008

*Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the late 1970s and early 1980s (3 Super Bowls in 1976, 1980, 1983)Fact|date=August 2008

*New York Giants of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Eastern Conference champions in 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, and 1963. NFL Champions in 1956.Fact|date=August 2008

*Pittsburgh Panthers Division I football from 1976 to 1981, won the AP championship in 1976 and the New York Times title in 1980 and 1981, went 33-3 between 1979 to 1981.Fact|date=August 2008

*Washington Redskins of the 1980s through the early 1990s (3 Super Bowls in 1982, 1987, 1991 and 4 time NFC Champions 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991)Fact|date=August 2008

*Buffalo Bills won 4 AFC Championships in a row from 1990-1993 (three times by a spread of greater than 14 points), the only team ever to do so, and for this they are sometimes considered a dynasty. However, they went on to lose the Super Bowl all four times.

* Boise State University, won 8 of 9 conference championships from 1999 to 2006, undefeated in conference play from 2002 through 2004, perfect 13-0 season in 2006, but has never been elected Division 1-A national champions.Fact|date=August 2008

*Atlanta Braves 1991 to 2005 Though they won an MLB record 14 consecutive division titles and 4 out of 5 NL pennants from 1991 to 1996 (excluding the strike-shortened year of 1994 which canceled the entire postseason), the Atlanta Braves won only one World Series, in 1995.Fact|date=August 2008

*Boston Red Sox of the mid-to-late 2000s (2 championships in 4 years) 2004 & 2007 with a 4-0 sweeps. Potential to be dynasty if they accomplish more World Series victories before the end of the decade.Fact|date=August 2008

*Detroit Pistons of the 1980s. Won championships in 1989 and 1990. Lost Eastern Conference Finals in 1987, lost NBA Finals in 1988, and lost Eastern Conference Finals in 1991. Fell into mediocrity shortly after their dominance.Fact|date=August 2008

*Detroit Pistons of the 2000s. Eastern Conference champions twice, only 1 championship. Since 2003, they have been in the Eastern Conference Finals for 6 consecutive years.Fact|date=August 2008

*Carroll College (Montana) Fighting Saints of the 2000s. 8 straight Frontier Conference Championships (2000-2007), 6 straight national semi-final appearances (2000-2005), and 5 NAIA National Football Championships in 6 years (2002-2005,2007).Fact|date=August 2008

*San Antonio Spurs of the 2000s (4 NBA championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007) in 9 seasons) are considered a dynasty by some, [http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory?id=3281217&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 ABC News: Fantastic Four! Spurs Sweep NBA Title ] ] [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19253744/ Spurs an unappreciated, forgotten dynasty - NBA - MSNBC.com ] ] but not by others [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19237548/ Celizic: Spurs great, but they're not a dynasty — yet - NBA - MSNBC.com ] ] [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/jack_mccallum/06/15/spurs.place/index.html SI.com - Writers - Jack McCallum: Spurs aren't a dynasty - Friday June 15, 2007 1:22PM ] ] because they have yet to win consecutive titles.

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