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Final USA Today/CNN Coaches Poll

Taken after NCAA Tournament.

Voted on by a panel of 30 Division I head coaches following the NCAA tournament: first place votes in parentheses with total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.). Schools on major probation are ineligible to be ranked.

    Before NCAAs
  W-LPtsW-LRank
1Arizona (30)25-975019-913
2Kentucky35-571930-44
3Minnesota31-467527-33
4North Carolina28-765324-65
5Kansas34-264232-11
6Utah29-459426-32
7UCLA24-855121-77
8Clemson23-1043721-912
9Wake Forest24-743223-69
10Louisville26-939423-825
11Duke24-938723-88
12Stanford22-836520-721
13Iowa St.22-935620-817
14South Carolina24-832024-76
15Providence24-1230021-11NR
16Cincinnati26-829525-710
17St. Joseph's-PA26-728324-615
18California25-924223-8NR
19New Mexico25-817924-711
20Texas18-1217416-11NR
21Coll. of Charleston29-316728-218
22Xavier-OH23-614222-514
23Boston College22-99821-820
24Michigan23-119218-11NR
25Colorado22-108121-923
Others receiving votes: 26. Iowa (22-10, 67 pts) and Villanova (24-10, 67); 28. Tennessee-Chattanooga (24-11, 60); 29. Illnois (22-10, 39); 30. Georgia (24-9, 38); 31. Tulsa (24-10, 35); 32. Maryland (21-11, 26); 33. Purdue (18-12, 21); 34. Florida St. (runner-up NIT, 20-12, 17); 35. Marquette (22-9, 12); 36. Coppin St.(22-9, 9); 37. Rhode Island (20-10, 7) and Temple (20-11, 7); 39. Mississippi (20-9, 5); 40. Wisconsin (18-10, 3); 41. UNC-Charlotte (22-9, 2), Oklahoma (19-11, 2) and Princeton (24-4, 2); 44. Hawaii (21-8, 1), Illinois St. (24-6, 1) and Indiana (22-11, 1).

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