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Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before tournament.

  Before TournsHead CoachFinal Record
1Indiana St.29–0Bill Hodges33–1
2UCLA23–4Gary Cunningham25–5
3Michigan St.21–6Jud Heathcote26–6
4Notre Dame22–5Digger Phelps24–6
5Arkansas23–4Eddie Sutton25–5
6DePaul22–5Ray Meyer26–6
7LSU22–5Dale Brown23–6
8Syracuse25–3Jim Boeheim26–4
9North Carolina23–5Dean Smith23–6
10Marquette21–6Hank Raymonds22–7
11Duke22–7Bill Foster22–8
12San Francisco21–6Dan Belluomini22–7
13Louisville23–7Denny Crum24–8
14Penn21–5Bob Weinhauer25–7
15Purdue23–7Lee Rose27–8
16Oklahoma20–9Dave Bliss21–10
17St. John's18–10Lou Carnesecca21–11
18Rutgers21–8Tom Young22–9
19Toledo21–6Bob Nichols22–7
20Iowa20–7Lute Olson20–8
Note: Michigan St. won the NCAAs and unranked Indiana (17–12, Bobby Knight, 22–12) won the NIT.

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