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Final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

Taken after NCAA Tournament.

Voted on by a panel of 30 Division I head coaches following the NCAA tournament: first place votes in parentheses with total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.). Schools on major probation are ineligible to be ranked.

    Before NCAAs
  W-LPtsW-LRank
1Kentucky (29)33-474927-46
2Utah30-471725-37
3North Carolina (1)34-468830-31
4Stanford30-565326-411
5Duke32-461929-31
6Arizona30-559927-42
7Connecticut32-556129-46
8Kansas35-451034-33
9Purdue28-846826-79
10Michigan St.22-844220-712
11Rhode Island25-936422-8NR
12UCLA24-934722-817
13Syracuse26-931324-821
14Cincinnati27-630226-513
15Maryland21-1129819-1024
16Princeton27-229526-18
17Michigan25-927724-818
18West Virginia24-922422-8NR
19South Carolina23-817323-715
20Mississippi22-717022-610
21New Mexico24-816623-719
22Arkansas24-913923-816
23Valparaiso23-1012021-9NR
24Washington20-1010618-9NR
25Texas Christian27-69027-516
Others receiving votes: 26. Illinois (23-10, 89 pts); 27. Xavier (22-8, 58); 28. NC-Charlotte (20-11, 47); 29. Minnesota (20-15, 28); 30. Oklahoma St. (22-7, 26); 31. Clemson (18-14, 13); 32. Illinois St. (24-6, 11); 33. St. John's (21-10, 9); 34. Detroit (23-6), Indiana (20-12) and Massachusetts (21-11, 8); 37. George Washington (24-9, 7); 38. Northern Arizona (19-8, 6); 39. Florida St. (18-14), Iona (26-6), Oklahoma (21-11) and Utah St. (22-8, 5); 43. Penn St. (19-13) and Temple (21-9, 4), 45. Georgia (20-15, 2); 46. Miami-FL (18-10) and Murray St. (26-4, 1).

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