Gonzaga got its mitts on the short version of the men's college basketball lineal early in 2020-21, and you know how that went. Gonzaga didn't lose all year, until facing Baylor in the NCAA Championship Game.
And in the short version, which includes only the regular season, that means Gonzaga never lost. The Zags faced Auburn, defending a 15-game title streak, at a Thanksgiving Tournament in Fort Myers, FL, and turned up a 90-67 win.
And off they went. The Zags popped up a 23-game championship streak that's still ongoing entering 2021-22.
With 23 wins, Gonzaga suddenly becomes the all-time leader in the short version, surging ahead of previous leader UCLA at 17. Auburn is third now with 15 games, North Carolina has 11 and Kentucky and Xavier each have 10 since tracking began with the 2015-16 season.