Final AP Top 10

Writers' poll taken before tournament.

Before TournsHead CoachFinal Record
1Kentucky29–1Adolph Rupp32–2
2Oklahoma A&M21–4Hank Iba23–5
3St. Louis22–3Eddie Hickey22–4
4Illinois19–3Harry Combes21–4
5Western Kentucky25–3Ed Diddle25–4
6Minnesota18–3Ozzie Cowlessame
7Bradley25–6Forddy Anderson27–8
8San Francisco21–5Pete Newell25–5
9Tulane24–4Cliff Wellssame
10Bowling Green21–6Harold Anderson24–7
Note: Kentucky won the NCAAs and San Francisco won the NIT. Kentucky also played in both tourneys.

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