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Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before major tournaments.

  Before TournsHead CoachFinal Record
1Ohio St.24–0Fred Taylor27–1
2Cincinnati23–3Ed Jucker27–3
3St. Bonaventure22–3Eddie Donovan24–4
4Kansas St.22–3Tex Winter23–4
5N. Carolina19–4Frank McGuiresame
6Bradley21–5Chuck Orsbornsame
7USC20–6Forrest Twogood21–8
8Iowa18–6Sharm Scheuermansame
9West Virginia23–4George Kingsame
10Duke22–6Vic Bubassame
11Utah21–6Jack Gardner23–8
12Texas Tech14–9Polk Robinson15–10
13Niagara16–4Taps Gallagher16–5
14Memphis St.20–2Bob Vanatta20–3
15Wake Forest17–10Bones McKinney19–11
16St. John's20–4Joe Lapchick20–5
17St. Joe's,PA22–4Jack Ramsay25–5
18Drake19–7Maury Johnsame
19Holy Cross19–4Roy Leenig22–5
20Kentucky18–8Adolph Rupp19–9
Note: Cincinnati won the NCAAs and unranked Providence (20–5, Joe Mullaney, 24–5) won the NIT.

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