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The Final Regular Season AP Men's Top 25 Poll for College Basketball's 1998-99 Season

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
Points NCAA Recap Head Coach Preseason
Rank
1 Duke (69) 32-1 1749 5-1 (Connecticut) Mike Krzyzewski (24 yrs: 542-214) 1
2 Michigan St. (1) 29-4 1654 4-1 (Duke) Tom Izzo (4 yrs: 88-41) 5
3 Connecticut 28-2 1635 6-0 Jim Calhoun (27 yrs: 554-258) 2
4 Auburn 27-3 1469 2-1 (Ohio St.) Cliff Ellis (24 yrs: 444-271) NR
5 Maryland 26-5 1434 2-1 (St. John's) Gary Williams (21 yrs: 399-246) 6
6 Utah 27-4 1396 1-1 (Miami-OH) Rick Majerus (15 yrs: 337-116) 10
7 Stanford 25-6 1316 1-1 (Gonzaga) Mike Montgomery (21 yrs: 415-216) 3
8 Kentucky 25-8 1165 3-1 (Michigan St.) Tubby Smith (8 yrs: 187-75) 4
9 St. John's 25-8 1122 3-1 (Ohio St.) Mike Jarvis (14 yrs: 281-150) 33
10 Miami-FL 22-6 1089 1-1 (Purdue) Leonard Hamilton (13 yrs: 177-199) 44
11 Cincinnati 26-5 1082 1-1 (Temple) Bob Huggins (18 yrs: 414-155) 15
12 Arizona 22-6 1063 0-1 (Oklahoma) Lute Olson (26 yrs: 587-212) 18
13 North Carolina 24-9 895 0-1 (Weber St.) Bill Guthridge (1 yr: 34-4) 11
14 Ohio St. 23-8 832 4-1 (Connecticut) Jim O'Brien (17 yrs: 270-248) NR
15 UCLA 22-8 801 0-1 (Detroit) Steve Lavin (3 yrs: 70-26) 12
16 College of Charleston 28-2 695 0-1 (Tulsa) John Kresse (20 yrs: 493-121) 41
17 Arkansas 22-10 518 1-1 (Iowa) Nolan Richardson (19 yrs: 456-166) 19
18 Wisconsin 22-9 464 0-1 (SW Missouri St.) Dick Bennett (23 yrs: 430-242) NR
19 Indiana 22-10 373 1-1 (St. John's) Bobby Knight (34 yrs: 743-281) 22
20 Tennessee 20-8 356 1-1 (SW Missouri St.) Jerry Green (16 yrs: 264-195) 9
21 Iowa 18-9 282 2-1 (Connecticut) Tom Davis (28 yrs: 543-290) NR
22 Kansas 22-9 268 1-1 (Kentucky) Roy Williams (11 yrs: 305-72) 8
23 Florida 20-8 239 2-1 (Gonzaga) Billy Donovan (5 yrs: 84-61) 46
24 NC-Charlotte 22-10 220 1-1 (Oklahoma) Bob Lutz (10 yrs: 203-100) NR
25 New Mexico 24-8 95 1-1 (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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