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Final USA Today/CNN Coaches Poll

Taken after NCAA Tournament.

Voted on by a panel of 32 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 (32)34-280028-22
2UMass35-276031-11
3Syracuse29-972124-814
4Mississippi St.26-865822-720
5Kansas29-563926-48
6Cincinnati28-561025-46
7Georgetown29-860626-75
8UConn32-360130-23
9Wake Forest26-656323-59
10Texas Tech30-247828-17
11Arizona26-747524-611
12Utah27-741525-610
13Georgia Tech24-1239122-1115
14Louisville22-1232320-1123
15Purdue26-631125-54
16Georgia21-1029919-9NR
17Villanova26-726925-612
18Arkansas20-1317218-12NR
19UCLA23-815523-713
20Iowa St.24-914923-816
21Virginia Tech23-612722-521
22Iowa23-912022-819
23Marquette23-810722-722
24North Carolina21-1110220-1024
25New Mexico28-59327-4NR
Others receiving votes: 26. Penn St. (21–7, 71 pts); 27. Stanford (20–9, 70); 28. Memphis (22–8, 68); 29. E. Michigan (23–6, 59); 30. Texas (21–10, 52); 31. Nebraska (won NIT, 21–14, 25); 32. Boston College (19–11, 24); 33. Temple (20–13, 12); 34. George Washington (21–8, 10); 35. St. Joseph's-PA (runner-up NIT, 19–13, 10); 36. Arkansas-LR (21–7, 9); 37. New Orleans (21–9, 8) and Santa Clara (20–9, 8); 39. Drexel (26–4, 6) and Tulane (22–10, 6); 41. Duke (18–13, 4) and Michigan (20–12, 4); 43. College of Charleston (23–4, 3) and Princeton (21–7, 3); 45. Davidson (22–5, 2) and Wisc.-Green Bay (24–4, 2).

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