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1997 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank

 

Team (FPV)

 

Conference

 

W-L

 

PTS

1

 < 1

 

Kansas

 

Big 12

 

 

2

 < 3

 

Utah

 

 

 

3

 < 2

 

Minnesota

 

Big Ten

 

 

4

 < 5

 

North Carolina

 

 

 

5

 < 6

 

Kentucky

 

SEC

 

 

6

 < 4

 

South Carolina

 

 

 

7

 < 9

 

UCLA

 

 

 

8

 < 7

 

Duke

 

 

 

9

 < 8

 

Wake Forest

 

 

 

10

 < 10

 

Cincinnati

 

 

 

11

 < 14

 

New Mexico

 

 

 

12

 < 19

 

Saint Joseph's (PA)

 

 

 

13

 < 11

 

Xavier (OH)

 

 

 

14

 < 13

 

Clemson

 

 

 

15

 < 12

 

Arizona

 

 

 

16

 < 17

 

College of Charleston (SC)

 

 

 

17

 < 24

 

Georgia

 

SEC

 

 

18

 < 16

 

Iowa State

 

Big 12

 

 

19

 < 15

 

Illinois

 

Big Ten

 

 

20

 < 21

 

Villanova

 

 

 

21

 < 23

 

Stanford

 

 

 

22

 < 22

 

Maryland

 

 

 

23

 < NR

 

Boston College

 

 

 

24

 < 18

 

Colorado

 

 

 

25

 < 20

 

Louisville

 

 

 

NOTES
- First-place votes, W-L records, and total points are not available prior to 2001-02. If you have some of this data from a verifiable source, please contact me.
- Regular-season polls from 1949-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-68 had 10 teams (except in December 1960 and the 1964-65 preseason polls), and 1990-present had 25 teams.
- Preseason polls started in the 1961-62 season, and there were post-tournament polls in 1953, 1954, 1974, and 1975.
- Poll dates from 1948-49 to 2006-07 fall on Tuesdays with a few exceptions. Dates from 2007-08 to present fall on Mondays.



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