Most Consecutive Wins By A Team

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  1. IlliniSky

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    Illinois claims to have the longest winning streak in NCAA team competition at 64 wins. That particular streak started from the beginning of the '02~'03 season and ended when UCLA beat them in the Final Four of the '04 NCAA tournament.

    As an Illini fan I think that's pretty awesome, but I have a hard time believing that 64 is the longest streak anyone has ever put together. I guess this is a question for the college tennis history buffs out there, but does this cover only the NCAA records from 1977 when they switched to the present format? It just seems like there would have been a longer streak way back when.

    Anyone know anything about winning streaks by college teams?
     
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  2. woodrow1029

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    That was an impressive streak. That was an all-star cast of players Illinios had at that time too! I am not sure how far back that record goes though.

    Another impressive streak is that the Stanford women's tennis team has not lost a match at home since 1999 when the Cal Bears beat them. I believe the home win streak is around 175 matches now for The Cardinal.
     
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    Another impressive streak is that the Stanford women's tennis team has not lost a match at home since 1999 when the Cal Bears beat them. I believe the home win streak is around 175 matches now for The Cardinal.[/QUOTE]

    That IS impressive.
     
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    I thought Miami put together a 139 match winstreak in the 60's.
     
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  6. IlliniSky

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    It doesn't say much and the link didn't take me anywhere. Is that a home winning streak like Stanford's? I looked at the records and I see that Miami lost to UCLA in the championship round back in 1965 but no championships. So this must mean that their winning streak was on the home courts?
     
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  7. IlliniSky

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    I just took a look at Miami's Media Guide and they do have a pretty section about the winning streak. It looks to me that they were winning but at the same time they weren't playing the top teams in the country either. Not sure if that is by choice or if that is because of the way it was set up back then. And I'm still confused about their record in the NCAA tournament. Only one runner-up in the NCAA tournament but they have all of these undefeated seasons.
     
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    Prior to 1977, the NCAA Tournament was just a singles tournament, with the team that scored the most "points" (by advancing players) winning the title. So Miami could have played a weak schedule, won every match they played for years, and still not won the NCAA title, because the title was not decided by a dual match tournament.
     
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  9. IlliniSky

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    Completely different system then. But still, that 139-match win streak is amazing. I wonder if they played any of the top teams during that time?
     
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