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Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after major tournaments.

  Before TournsHead CoachFinal Record
1Indiana19–3Branch McCracken23–3
2Seton Hall28–2Honey Russell31–2
3Kansas16–5Phog Allen19–6
4Washington27–2Tippy Dye30–3
5LSU22–1Harry Rabenhorst24–3
6La Salle25–2Ken Loeffler25–3
7St. John's14–5Al DeStefano17–6
8Oklahoma A&M22–6Hank Iba23–7
9Duquesne18–7Dudey Moore21–8
10Notre Dame17–4John Jordan19–5
11Illinois18–4Harry Combessame
12Kansas St.17–4Jack Gardnersame
13Holy Cross18–5Buster Sheary20–6
14Seattle27–3Al Brightman29–4
15Wake Forest21–6Murray Greason22–7
16Santa Clara18–6Bob Feerick20–7
17Western Kentucky25–5Ed Diddle25–6
18N.C. State26–6Everett Casesame
19DePaul18–7Ray Meyer19–9
20SW Missouri St.19–4Bob Vanatta24–4
Note: Indiana won the NCAAs, Seton Hall won the NIT and SW Missouri St. won the NAIAs.

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