2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Rankings – Postseason (Mar. 12)

AP & ESPN/USA Today Coaches Polls

The final regular season NCAA men’s basketball rankings are out and after starting the season as the No. 4 team in the country, the UConn Huskies are not among the final top 25’s or the others receiving votes in either poll. The good news though is that they are in the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The Kentucky Wildcats continue to be the No. 1 team and are followed by the Syracuse Orange, Missouri Tigers,  North Carolina Tar Heels and Michigan State Spartans in the AP Poll. In the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, the top three is the same with Michigan State fourth and North Carolina fifth.

Joining the Orange from the Big East in the top 25 are the Marquette Golden Eagles (11/11), Georgetown Hoyas (15/15), Louisville Cardinals (18/19).

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Cincinnati Bearcats are among the others receiving votes in both polls.

The Big East sent nine teams to the 2012 NCAA Touranment. They are Syracuse, UConn, Marquette, Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, West Virginia and South Florida.

For a complete look at the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Rankings – Postseason (Mar. 12), click on the read more button below if you’re on the home page.

AP Top 25 ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS PVS RK TEAM REC PTS PVS
1 Kentucky (61) 32-2 1,621 1 1 Kentucky (30) 32-2 774 1
2 Syracuse (1) 31-2 1,545 2 2 Syracuse 31-2 730 2
3 Missouri (2) 30-4 1,459 5 3 Missouri (1) 30-4 715 5
4 North Carolina (1) 29-5 1,403 4 4 Michigan State 27-7 660 8
5 Michigan State 27-7 1,386 8 5 North Carolina 29-5 652 4
6 Kansas 27-6 1,330 3 6 Kansas 27-6 586 3
7 Ohio State 27-7 1,229 7 7 Ohio State 27-7 578 7
8 Duke 27-6 1,158 6 8 Duke 27-6 557 6
9 Baylor 27-7 1,064 12 9 Murray State 30-1 502 10
10 Florida State 24-9 972 17 10 Baylor 27-7 481 11
11 Marquette 25-7 912 9 11 Marquette 25-7 452 9
12 Murray State 30-1 871 11 12 Florida State 24-9 442 17
13 Michigan 24-9 808 10 13 Wisconsin 24-9 348 12
14 Wisconsin 24-9 766 14 14 Michigan 24-9 319 13
15 Georgetown 23-8 726 13 15 Georgetown 23-8 307 14
16 Indiana 25-8 576 15 16 Saint Mary’s 27-5 268 18
17 Louisville 26-9 558 NR 17 Indiana 25-8 252 15
18 Wichita State 27-5 517 16 18 Louisville 26-9 245 NR
19 Creighton 28-5 373 19 19 Wichita State 27-5 231 16
20 Vanderbilt 24-10 334 NR 20 Creighton 28-5 199 22
21 New Mexico 27-6 318 NR 21 Florida 23-10 189 19
22 San Diego State 26-7 223 18 22 New Mexico 27-6 125 NR
23 UNLV 26-8 201 20 23 San Diego State 26-7 99 21
24 Saint Mary’s 27-5 187 NR 24 Vanderbilt 24-10 94 NR
25 Florida 23-10 146 22 25 UNLV 26-8 79 20
Dropped from rankings: Dropped from rankings:
Temple 21, Notre Dame 23, Gonzaga 24, Iowa State 25 Notre Dame 23, Temple 24, Gonzaga 25
Others receiving votes: Others receiving votes:
Temple 103, Cincinnati 89, Notre Dame 85, Memphis 59, Gonzaga 47, Iowa State 13, Virginia Commonwealth 12, Drexel 11, Virginia 9, Long Beach State 5, Harvard 4, Kansas State 3, St. Bonaventure 1 Notre Dame 48, Memphis 40, Temple 24, Cincinnati 22, Gonzaga 20, Virginia Commonwealth 13, Kansas State 6, Virginia 5, Long Beach State 3, Harvard 3, Iowa State 2, Saint Louis 2, North Carolina State 2, Montana 1

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