I wrote this earlier in a post, and thought it needed its own post.
In 2009, The North Carolina Tarheels won the Nation Championship. Although they were the fourth #1 seed in that tournament, they obviously had the most talent in the nation(Lawson,Green, Hansbrough)
The following year for UNC; NCAA National POY Hansbrough, SF Green, and PG Lawson declared for the draft leaving their team with 0 of its 2009 Championship contributers.
The following season, in 2010; Rival, Duke Blue Devils, took home the National Championship just down Tobacco Road after having a dominant returning lineup (Kyle Singler, Jon Scheyer, and Nolan Smith)
In 2012 The Kentucky Wildcats had the most talented team in the country, by far. The Championship game against Kansas was more of a beatdown than the final score showed.
Kentucky loses: Starting PG Teague, Starting SG Lamb, Starting SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Starting PF Jones, and Starting C National POY Anthony Davis leaving 0 Championship players that contributed.
In 2013, defending National Champions heated rival Louisville Cardinals return 3 of 5 starters from previous Final Four year.
In short, the last time a major college basketball state won the championship, their in-state rival won it the following year.
We are Kentucky’s in state rival!(Duh)