When we say dynasty we mean reigning champions with the most successes over a short period of time. There are plenty of contenders, but in our opinion, this list makes sense. Too often, the word dynasty is used in a carefree way. In fairness to those who’ve made their mark in the world of sports, we say it’s time to be more discerning when labeling. Here are our top picks.
North Carolina Women’s Soccer
From 1982 they won the championship every year through to 1994. The only exception being 1985 when they finished second. Since 1994 they’ve also won another nine.
U.S. Men’s Olympic 4×100 Medley
American swimmers have won every gold medal since 1960. The only exception was in 1980 when the U.S. boycotted in Moscow. Unbelievable!
U-Conn Women’s Basketball
Not only did they have a 90 game winning streak, they’ve won 9 championships since 1991. Impressive enough to qualify for a place on our list of the greatest sports dynasties.
The Edmonton Oilers
The Oilers won 5 Stanley Cups between 1983 and 1990. Of course, it helps when you have players like Wayne Gretzky.
With 6 championships in the 1990s, the Chicago Bulls deserve a dynasty mention. But let’s call it like it is – without Michael Jordan, we wouldn’t see them on this list.
With 3 national titles and a 47 game winning streak, the Sooners had a historic run. From 1948 to 1958 they had 6 seasons with only one loss and 4 undefeated seasons.
UCLA Bruins Basketball
Winning 10 NCAA Championships including 7 in a row, makes this team a must pick for our list. In fact, they even had a winning streak of 88 games straight. Talk about a dynasty!
From 1916 to 1993, the Montreal Canadiens won at least once each decade. Blame it on the incredible scoring prowess of guys like Maurice (Rocket) Richard, Boom Boom Geffrion, Jean Beliveau, Guy LaFleur and Ken Dryden.
With 11 championships in 13 years, the Boston Celtics winning streak from 1958 to 1969 was monumental. Overall they’ve had 17 championships. Blame it on guys like Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, Red Auerbach – heck, the whole franchise!
New York Yankees
With 27 World Championships, the New York Yankees define what a sports dynasty is. With famous names that include Joe DiMaggio, Reggie Jackson, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra, this team is simply the greatest.