The most impressive championship streaks in all of sports

April 7, 2016, 2:13 PM

— -- Winning a championship is a special feat for any team.

But winning three or more championships in a row? That's nearly impossible, and few have been able to do it.

Take a look at some special teams that have won multiple titles in a row -- sometimes more than once:

UConn Huskies

Championship streaks: 2002-04, 2013-16

Thanks to seniors Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson, the Huskies are fresh off their fourth consecutive championship -- the 11th in school history. Over the past 3-plus years, the UConn women are 122-1 with an average victory margin of 38. Every win has come by double-digits.

Boston Celtics

Championship streak: 1959-66

The Celtics won eight NBA championships in a row from 1959 to 1966. Their streak is the longest consecutive title run of any professional team in U.S. sports history.

Chicago Bulls

Championship streaks: 1991-93, 1996-98

The 1996 Bulls have been considered one of the best teams in NBA history. During the 1995-'96 season, the Bulls won 72 games, and they are the only team to ever win more than 70 games in a single season.

Montreal Canadiens

Championship streaks: 1956-60, 1976-79

The Canadiens have taken home the Stanley Cup more times than any other NHL team. They have won 24 all told, including five in a row from 1956 to 1950 and four in a row from 1976 to 1979.

Mount Union Raiders

Championship streaks: 1996-98 & 2000-02

The University of Mount Union is a Division III school located in Alliance, Ohio. Its football team went 14-1 in 2014 -- losing to Wisconsin-Whitewater in the title game -- and the program boasts an impressive 11 national championships.

New York Islanders

Championship streak: 1980-83

The Islanders won the Stanley Cup four years in a row. They won an astonishing 19 consecutive playoff series during that streak. The franchise was a dynasty in the 1980s.

New York Yankees

Championship streaks: 1936-39, 1949-53, 1998-2000

The Yankees boast an astonishing 27 World Series titles, which is an MLB record. They've gone on numerous streaks, taking home four championships in a row from 1936 to 1939, five in a row from 1949 to 1953 and three in a row from 1998 to 2000.

North Alabama Lions

Championship streak: 1993-95

The University of North Alabama, located in Florence, Alabama, won the Division II national title in football three years in a row in the 1990s. The Lions are tied for most playoff appearances in Division II history as well.

North Carolina Tar Heels

Championship streaks: 1986-94

In perhaps the most impressive championship streak, the North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team won nine national championships in a row from 1986 through 1994. The Tar Heels have won 21 of the 31 NCAA soccer championships.

North Dakota State Bison

Championship streak: 2011-15

The Bison continue to dominate. North Dakota State moved up to Division I in 2004, and the Bison have wasted no time making a name for themselves. They have won the past five Division I FCS titles and are a strong favorite to take home a sixth in 2016. Prior to their DI success, they won eight national championships in Division II.

Tennessee Lady Vols

Championship streak: 1996-98

Tennessee has been a title contender for over 30 years. With Pat Summitt at the helm for over three decades, they took home eight national titles, including three in a row from 1996-'98. The Lady Vols are the only team to have appeared in all 32 NCAA tournaments.

UCLA Bruins

Championship streak: 1967-73

The Bruins won seven consecutive national titles in men's basketball from 1967 to 1973 under head coaching legend John Wooden. The Bruins won 10 titles in a 12-year span under Wooden. UCLA also went undefeated four times in 1964, '67, '72 and '73.

Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks

Championship streak: 2009-11

The Warhawks took home their three-peat in 2011. Since 2006, either Mount Union or Wisconsin-Whitewater has taken home the Division III national title. This past season, they took home the crown, defeating the Raiders 43-34.