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Final ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll for College Basketball's 1998-99 Season

Taken after NCAA Tournament.

Voted on by a panel of 26 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 Connecticut (26) 34-2 650 28-2 3
2 Duke 37-2 624 32-1 1
3 Michigan St. 33-5 596 29-4 2
4 Ohio St. 27-9 557 23-8 14
5 Kentucky 28-9 511 25-8 11
  St. John's 28-9 511 25-8 8
7 Auburn 29-4 477 27-3 4
8 Maryland 28-6 429 26-5 5
9 Stanford 26-7 400 25-6 7
10 Utah 28-5 344 27-4 6
11 Cincinnati 27-6 330 26-5 9
12 Miami-FL 23-7 296 22-6 12
  Gonzaga 28-7 296 25-6 NR
14 Temple 24-11 285 21-10 NR
15 Iowa 20-10 270 18-9 20
16 Arizona 22-7 257 22-6 10
17 Florida 22-9 178 20-8 25
18 North Carolina 24-10 172 24-9 13
19 Oklahoma 22-11 158 20-10 NR
20 Miami-OH 24-8 157 22-7 NR
21 UCLA 22-9 138 22-8 15
22 Purdue 21-13 136 19-12 NR
23 Kansas 23-10 133 22-9 22
24 SW Missouri St. 22-11 96 20-10 NR
25 Arkansas 23-11 81 22-10 19
Others receiving votes: 26. Indiana (23-11, 64 pts); 27. Oklahoma St. (23-11, 49); 28. Wisconsin (22-10, 43); 29. NC-Charlotte (23-11, 34); 30. College of Charleston (28-3, 29); 31. New Mexico (25-9, 28); 32. Detroit (25-6, 19); 33. St. John's (21-10, 9); 34. Detroit (23-6, 19); 35. California (22-11, 18); 36. Creighton (22-9, 15), Syracuse (20-12, 15) and Texas (19-13, 15); 39. Tennessee (21-9, 9); 40. Louisville (19-11, 6), Murray St. (26-6, 6) and Weber St. (22-8, 6); 43. Minnesota (17-11, 4) and N. Mexico St. (21-9, 4), 45. Clemson (19-5, 3); 46. Missouri (20-9, 1).

 

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