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Final Regular Season AP Men's Top 25 Poll

Taken before start of NCAA tournament.

The sportswriters & broadcasters poll: first place votes in parentheses; records through Monday, March 11, 1996; total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.); record in NCAA tourney and team lost to; head coach (career years and record including 1996 postseason), and preseason ranking. Teams in bold type went on to reach NCAA Final Four.

  Mar. 11RecordPointsNCAA RecapHead CoachPreseason Rank
1Massachusetts (53)31-11,5874-1 (Kentucky)John Calipari (8 yrs: 193-71)7
2Kentucky (2)28-21,5136-0Rick Pitino (14 yrs: 317-119)1
3Connecticut (8)30-21,4992-1 (Mississippi St.)Jim Calhoun (24 yrs: 472-236)6
4Georgetown26-71,2593-1 (Massachusetts)John Thompson (24 yrs: 550-208)5
5Kansas26-41,2593-1 (Syracuse)Roy Williams (8 yrs: 213-56)2
6Purdue25-51,2591-1 (Georgia)Gene Keady (18 yrs: 386-167)24
7Cincinnati25-41,2483-1 (Mississippi St.)Bob Huggins (15 yrs: 334-135)21
8Texas Tech (1)28-11,2312-1 (Georgetown)James Dickey (5 yrs: 100-49)NR
9Wake Forest23-51,1183-1 (Kentucky)Dave Odom (10 yrs: 180-114)11
10Villanova25-69951-1 (Louisville)Steve Lappas (8 yrs: 135-108)3
11Arizona24-68572-1 (Kansas)Lute Olson (23 yrs: 507-194)27
12Utah25-67932-1 (Kentucky)Rick Majerus (12 yrs: 250-103)10
13Georgia Tech22-116932-1 (Cincinnati)Bobby Cremins (21 yrs: 398-242)30
14UCLA23-76880-1 (Princeton)Jim Harrick (17 yrs: 358-160)4
15Syracuse24-86755-1 (Kentucky)Jim Boeheim (20 yrs: 483-159)33
16Memphis22-75270-1 (Drexel)Larry Finch (10 yrs: 204-115)13
17Iowa St.23-85161-1 (Utah)Tim Floyd (10 yrs: 209-103)NR
18Penn St.21-64970-1 (Arkansas)Jerry Dunn (1 yr: 21-7)NR
19Mississippi St.22-74964-1 (Syracuse)Richard Williams (10 yrs: 164-130)9
20Marquette22-74921-1 (Arkansas)Mike Deane (12 yrs: 234-122)NR
21Iowa22-84451-1 (Arizona)Tom Davis (25 yrs: 481-259)8
22Virginia Tech22-53241-1 (Kentucky)Bill Foster (29 yrs: 517-309)22
23New Mexico27-42111-1 (Georgetown)Dave Bliss (21 yrs: 390-246)38
24Louisville20-111572-1 (Wake Forest)Denny Crum (25 yrs: 587-224)12
25North Carolina20-101511-1 (Texas Tech)Dean Smith (35 yrs: 851-247)20
Others receiving votes: 26. Wisc.-Green Bay (25-3, 114 pts); 27. Stanford (19-8, 50); 28. E. Michigan (24-5, 35); 29. George Washington (21-7, 35); 30. Georgia (19-9, 18); 31. Indiana (19-11, 11); 32. Michigan (20-11, 8) and Mississippi (12-15, 8); 34. Bradley (22-7, 7) and Temple (19-12, 7); 36. Duke (18-12, 6); 37. Coll. of Charleston (24-3, 4) and Texas (20-9, 4); 39. Drexel (26-3, 3); 40. Boston College (18-10, 2); 41. Clemson (18-10, 1), Fresno St. (20-10, 1), Minnesota (18-12, 1), Montana St. (21-8, 1), Tulane (18-9, 1) and Tulsa (22-7, 1).

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