Final AP poll and the NCAA Tournament don’t agree on top 4
The final Associated Press college basketball poll and the NCAA Tournament don’t agree on the top four teams.
Kansas is No. 1 for the third straight week. and fifth overall, while Michigan State, not one of the NCAA field’s top four seeds, is second followed by North Carolina and Virginia.
The Jayhawks (30-4) received 63 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. Michigan State, a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, got the other two No. 1 votes.
Oregon, the NCAA’s other No. 1 seed, is fifth followed by Villanova, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Xavier. Miami and Kentucky are tied for 10th.
Big East champion Seton Hall is the week’s only newcomer at No. 20, replacing Texas.
There were six No. 1s this season — one off the record set in 1982-83 — and Kansas’ five weeks were the most on top.
There were 44 schools ranked this season and the Atlantic Coast Conference had the most with eight.