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Final Regular Season AP Men's Top 25 Poll for College Basketball's 2000–2001 Season

Taken before start of NCAA tournament.

The sportswriters & broadcasters poll: first place votes in parentheses; records through Monday, March 12, 2001; 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 2001 postseason), and preseason ranking. Teams in bold type went on to reach NCAA Final Four.

    Mar. 12
Record
Points NCAA Recap Head Coach Preseason
Rank
1 Duke (45) 29-4 1701 6-0 Mike Krzyzewski (26 yrs: 606-223) 2
2 Stanford (23) 28-2 1674 3-1 (Maryland) Mike Montgomery (23 yrs: 473-223) 4
3 Michigan St. 24-4 1537 4-1 (Arizona) Tom Izzo (6 yrs: 148-53) 3
4 Illinois 24-7 1450 3-1 (Arizona) Bill Self (8 yrs: 157-88) 8
5 Arizona (1) 23-7 1439 5-1 (Duke) Lute Olson (28 yrs: 639-225) 1
6 North Carolina 25-6 1357 1-1 (Penn St.) Matt Doherty (2 yrs: 48-22) 6
7 Boston College 26-4 1264 1-1 (USC) Al Skinner (13 yrs: 197-187) NR
8 Florida 23-6 1236 1-1 (Temple) Billy Donovan (7 yrs: 137-76) 11
9 Kentucky 22-9 1133 2-1 (USC) Tubby Smith (10 yrs: 234-95) 12
10 Iowa St. 25-5 1113 0-1 (Hampton) Larry Eustachy (11 yrs: 231-111) 25
11 Maryland 21-10 1065 4-1 (Duke) Gary Williams (23 yrs: 449-267) 5
12 Kansas 24-6 903 2-1 (Illinois) Roy Williams (13 yrs: 355-89) 7
13 Oklahoma 26-6 885 0-1 (Indiana St.) Kelvin Sampson (18 yrs: 332-217) 22
14 Mississippi 25-7 853 2-1 (Arizona) Rod Barnes (3 yrs: 66-35) NR
15 UCLA 21-8 753 2-1 (Duke) Steve Lavin (5 yrs: 111-47) 17
16 Virginia 20-8 706 0-1 (Gonzaga) Pete Gillen (16 yrs: 327-165) 24
17 Syracuse 24-8 605 1-1 (Kansas) Jim Boeheim (25 yrs: 591-208) NR
18 Texas 25-8 547 0-1 (Temple) Rick Barnes (14 yrs: 270-165) NR
19 Notre Dame 19-9 305 1-1 (Mississippi) Mike Brey (6 yrs: 119-62) 15
20 Indiana 21-12 282 0-1 (Kent St.) Mike Davis (1 yr: 21-13) NR
21 Georgetown 23-7 263 2-1 (Maryland) Craig Esherick (3 yrs: 52-33) NR
22 St. Joseph's 25-6 206 1-1 (Stanford) Phil Martelli (6 yrs: 107-78) NR
23 Wake Forest 19-10 178 0-1 (Butler) Dave Odom (15 yrs: 278-174) 20
24 Iowa 22-11 163 1-1 (Kentucky) Steve Alford (10 yrs: 193-105) NR
25 Wisconsin 18-10 145 0-1 (Georgia St.) Dick Bennett (25 yrs: 455-266)
& Brad Soderberg (1 yr: 16-10)
19
Others receiving votes: 26. Ohio State (20-10) 116 pts; 27. Cincinnati (23-9) 62; 28. Arkansas (20-10) 61; 29. Gonzaga (24-6) 59; 30. Fresno St. (25-6) 51; 31. Tennessee (22-10) 44; 32. Georgia State (28-4) and Providence (21-9) 43; 34. Alabama (22-10) 37, 35. USC (21-9) 21; 36. Creighton (24-7) 18; 37. Charlotte (21-10) 16; 38. Hofstra (26-4) 15; 39. Georgia Tech (17-12) 12; 40. Temple (21-12) 11; 41. Penn State (19-11) and Western Kentucky (24-6) 8; 43. BYU (24-8), Oklahoma (26-6), Utah St. (19-11) and Southern Utah (25-5) 6; 47. Butler (23-7), Seton Hall (16-14)and Xavier (21-7) 3; 50. California (20-10) 2; 51. Hawaii (17-13), Holy Cross (22-7), Kent State (23-9), Richmond (21-6) and Southern Mississippi (22-8) 1.

 

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