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Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before major tournaments.

  Before TournsHead CoachFinal Record
1Kentucky28–2Adolph Rupp32–2
2Oklahoma A&M27–4Hank Iba29–6
3Columbia22–0Lou Rossini22–1
4Kansas St.22–3Jack Gardner25–4
5Illinois19–4Harry Combes22–5
6Bradley32–6Forddy Andersonsame
7Indiana19–3Branch McCrackensame
8N.C. State29–4Everett Case30–7
9St. John's22–3Frank McGuire26–5
10St. Louis21–7Eddie Hickey22–8
11BYU22–8Stan Watts26–10
12Arizona24–4Fred Enke24–6
13Dayton24–4Tom Blackburn27–5
14Toledo23–8Jerry Bushsame
15Washington22–5Tippy Dye24–6
16Murray St.21–6Harlan Hodgessame
17Cincinnati18–3John Wiethe18–4
18Siena19–8Dan Cunhasame
19USC21–6Forrest Twogoodsame
20Villanova25–6Al Severance25–7
Note: Kentucky won the NCAAs and Brigham Young won the NIT. Arizona, BYU, N.C. State and St. John's all played in both tourneys.

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