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The Final USA Today/CNN Coaches Poll for College Basketball's 1995-1996 Season

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-L Pts W-L Rank
1 Kentucky (32) 34-2 800 28-2 2
2 UMass 35-2 760 31-1 1
3 Syracuse 29-9 721 24-8 14
4 Mississippi St. 26-8 658 22-7 20
5 Kansas 29-5 639 26-4 8
6 Cincinnati 28-5 610 25-4 6
7 Georgetown 29-8 606 26-7 5
8 UConn 32-3 601 30-2 3
9 Wake Forest 26-6 563 23-5 9
10 Texas Tech 30-2 478 28-1 7
11 Arizona 26-7 475 24-6 11
12 Utah 27-7 415 25-6 10
13 Georgia Tech 24-12 391 22-11 15
14 Louisville 22-12 323 20-11 23
15 Purdue 26-6 311 25-5 4
16 Georgia 21-10 299 19-9 NR
17 Villanova 26-7 269 25-6 12
18 Arkansas 20-13 172 18-12 NR
19 UCLA 23-8 155 23-7 13
20 Iowa St. 24-9 149 23-8 16
21 Virginia Tech 23-6 127 22-5 21
22 Iowa 23-9 120 22-8 19
23 Marquette 23-8 107 22-7 22
24 North Carolina 21-11 102 20-10 24
25 New Mexico 28-5 93 27-4 NR
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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