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Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before major tournaments.

  Before TournsHead CoachFinal Record
1San Francisco25–0Phil Woolpert29–0
2N.C. State24–3Everett Case24–4
3Dayton23–3Tom Blackburn25–4
4Iowa17–5Bucky O'Connor20–6
5Alabama21–3Johnny Deesame
6Louisville23–3Peck Hickman26–3
7SMU22–2Doc Hayes25–4
8UCLA21–5John Wooden22–6
9Kentucky19–5Adolph Rupp20–6
10Illinois18–4Harry Combessame
11Oklahoma City18–6Abe Lemons20–7
12Vanderbilt19–4Bob Polksame
13N. Carolina18–5Frank McGuiresame
14Holy Cross22–4Roy Leenig22–5
15Temple23–3Harry Litwack27–4
16Wake Forest19–9Murray Greasonsame
17Duke19–7Harold Bradleysame
18Utah21–5Jack Gardner22–6
19Oklahoma A&M18–8Hank Iba18–9
20West Virginia21–8Fred Schaus21–9
Note: San Francisco won the NCAAs and Louisville won the NIT.

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