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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 8, 1999; 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 1999 postseason), and preseason ranking. Teams in bold type went on to reach NCAA Final Four.

  Mar. 8
Record
PointsNCAA RecapHead CoachPreseason
Rank
1Duke (69)32-117495-1 (Connecticut)Mike Krzyzewski (24 yrs: 542-214)1
2Michigan St. (1)29-416544-1 (Duke)Tom Izzo (4 yrs: 88-41)5
3Connecticut28-216356-0Jim Calhoun (27 yrs: 554-258)2
4Auburn27-314692-1 (Ohio St.)Cliff Ellis (24 yrs: 444-271)NR
5Maryland 26-514342-1 (St. John's)Gary Williams (21 yrs: 399-246)6
6Utah27-413961-1 (Miami-OH)Rick Majerus (15 yrs: 337-116)10
7Stanford25-613161-1 (Gonzaga)Mike Montgomery (21 yrs: 415-216)3
8Kentucky25-811653-1 (Michigan St.)Tubby Smith (8 yrs: 187-75)4
9St. John's25-811223-1 (Ohio St.)Mike Jarvis (14 yrs: 281-150)33
10Miami-FL22-610891-1 (Purdue)Leonard Hamilton (13 yrs: 177-199)44
11Cincinnati 26-510821-1 (Temple)Bob Huggins (18 yrs: 414-155)15
12Arizona22-610630-1 (Oklahoma)Lute Olson (26 yrs: 587-212)18
13North Carolina24-98950-1 (Weber St.)Bill Guthridge (1 yr: 34-4)11
14Ohio St.23-88324-1 (Connecticut)Jim O'Brien (17 yrs: 270-248)NR
15UCLA 22-88010-1 (Detroit)Steve Lavin (3 yrs: 70-26)12
16College of Charleston28-26950-1 (Tulsa)John Kresse (20 yrs: 493-121)41
17Arkansas22-105181-1 (Iowa)Nolan Richardson (19 yrs: 456-166)19
18Wisconsin22-94640-1 (SW Missouri St.)Dick Bennett (23 yrs: 430-242)NR
19Indiana22-103731-1 (St. John's)Bobby Knight (34 yrs: 743-281)22
20Tennessee20-83561-1 (SW Missouri St.)Jerry Green (16 yrs: 264-195)9
21Iowa18-92822-1 (Connecticut)Tom Davis (28 yrs: 543-290)NR
22Kansas 22-92681-1 (Kentucky)Roy Williams (11 yrs: 305-72)8
23Florida20-82392-1 (Gonzaga)Billy Donovan (5 yrs: 84-61)46
24NC-Charlotte22-102201-1 (Oklahoma)Bob Lutz (10 yrs: 203-100)NR
25New Mexico 24-8951-1 (Connecticut)Dave Bliss (24 yrs: 465-271)20t
Others receiving votes: 26. Temple (21-10) 71 pts; 27. Oklahoma St. (22-10) 56; 28. Gonzaga (25-6) 53; 29. Syracuse (21-11) 49; 30. Texas (19-12) 47; 31. Minnesota (17-10) 40; 32. Missouri (20-8) 37; 33. Louisville (19-10) 30; 34. Rhode Island (20-12) 27; 35. Tulsa (23-10) 26; 36. Murray St. (27-5) 17; 37. Iowa St. (14-15) and Purdue (19-12) 12; 39. Detroit (24-5) and Kent (23-6) 11; 41. Miami-OH (22-7) 10; 42. Creighton (21-8) 9; 43. Villanova (21-10) 7; 44. George Washington (20-8) 4; 45. Weber St. (24-7) 3; 46. New Mexico St. (21-9), Pennsylvania (21-5) and Siena (25-5) 2.

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