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Final Regular Season AP Men's Top 25 Poll

Taken before start of NCAA tournament.

The sportswriters & broadcasters poll: first place votes in parentheses; records through Monday, March 10, 1997; total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.); record in NCAA tourney and team lost to; head coach (career years and record including 1997 postseason), and preseason ranking. Teams in bold type went on to reach NCAA Final Four.

 TeamMar. 10
Record
PointsNCAA RecapHead CoachPreseason
Rank
1Kansas (70)32-11,7502-1 (Arizona)Roy Williams (9 yrs: 247-58)2
2Utah 26-31,5783-1 (Kentucky)Rick Majerus (13 yrs: 279-107)6
3Minnesota 27-31,5714-1 (Kentucky)Clem Haskins (17 yrs: 302-214)22
4North Carolina 24-61,5664-1 (Arizona)Dean Smith (36 yrs: 879-254)8
5Kentucky30-41,5595-1 (Arizona)Rick Pitino (15 yrs: 352-124)3
6South Carolina 24-71,3650-1 (Coppin St.)Eddie Fogler (11 yrs: 204-36)29
7UCLA 21-71,3433-1 (Minnesota)Steve Lavin (1 yr: 24-8)5
8Duke 23-81,2451-1 (Providence)Mike Krzyzewski (22 yrs: 473-208)10
9Wake Forest 23-61,2231-1 (Stanford)Dave Odom (11 yrs: 204-121)4
10Cincinnati 25-71,0141-1 (Iowa St.)Bob Huggins (16 yrs: 360-143)1
11New Mexico 24-79491-1 (Louisville)Dave Bliss (22 yrs: 415-254)17
12St. Joseph's-PA24-68562-1 (Kentucky)Phil Martelli (2 yrs: 45-20)NR
13Xavier-OH 22-57651-1 (UCLA)Skip Prosser (4 yrs: 76-39)NR
14Clemson 21-97132-1 (Minnesota)Rick Barnes (10 yrs: 184-120)20
15Arizona 19-96546-0Lute Olsen (24 yrs: 533-202)19
16Coll. of Charleston 28-25991-1 (Arizona)John Kresse (18 yrs: 441-112)55
17Georgia 24-85240-1 (Tenn-Chattanooga)Tubby Smith (6 yrs: 124-62)NR
18Iowa State 20-84852-1 (UCLA)Tim Floyd (11 yrs: 231-112)11
19Illinois 21-94371-1 (Tenn-Chattanooga)Lon Kruger (15 yrs: 259-195)31
20Villanova 23-93871-1 (California)Steve Lappas (9 yrs: 159-118)7
21Stanford 20-73712-1 (Utah)Mike Montgomery (19 yrs: 358-205)18
22Maryland 21-103440-1 (Coll. of Charleston)Gary Williams (19 yrs: 350-229)NR
23Boston College 21-82551-1 (St. Joseph's)Jim O'Brien (15 yrs: 235-217)21
24Colorado 21-92441-1 (N. Carolina)Ricardo Patton (2 yrs: 26-19)NR
25Louisville 23-82263-1 (N. Carolina)Denny Crum (26 yrs: 613-233)28
Others receiving votes: 26. Tulsa (23-9) 128 pts; 27. California (21-8) and Marquette (22-8) 99; 29. Iowa (20-9) 89; 30. Princeton (23-3) 79; 31. Indiana (22-10) 55; 32. NC-Charlotte (21-8) 42; 33. Wisconsin (18-9) 35; 34. Pacific (22-5) 18; 36. Mississippi (19-8) 17; 37. Purdue (17-11) 13; 38. Rhode Island (20-9) 13; 39. Georgetown (19-9) 8; 40. Texas Christian (21-12) 7; 41. N.C. State (15-14) 6; 42. South Alabama (21-6) 5; 43. Boston University (25-4) and St. Mary's-CA (21-7) 4; 45. Hawaii (20-7) and Illinois State (24-5) 2; 47. Long Island University (21-8) and Navy (18-8) 1.

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