The 2018 college basketball season is in the books with the Villanova Wildcats earning their second national championship in three years after a win over the Michigan Wolverines on Monday night in the 2018 NCAA Tournament finale. Now, we are receiving the final Coaches Poll of the season.
As you may expect, Villanova topped the poll following their championship win, while the Wolverines sit in the No. 2 spot.
Kansas, Duke and Virginia — despite their loss to No. 16 seed UMBC in the opening round of March Madness — round out the top five.
Loyola-Chicago, the Cinderella team in this year’s Big Dance, earned a top 10 finish at No. 7.
Where does your favorite team stand in the latest rankings?
The full college basketball Coaches Poll can be seen below, with first-place votes in parenthesis:
- Villanova (32)
- Texas Tech
- Michigan State
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
- Florida State
- Kansas State
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M
- Wichita State
Syracuse 79; Arizona 71; Rhode Island 64; Florida 40; Penn State 19; Butler 10; Buffalo 8; Seton Hall 6; St. Mary’s 6; MD Baltimore Cty 6; Utah 4; Miami-Florida 3; Providence 3; Creighton 2.
The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 32 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The board for the 2017-18 season: Randy Bennett, Saint Mary’s; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Tad Boyle, Colorado; Todd Bozeman, Morgan State; Glenn Braica, St. Francis Brooklyn; Scott Cherry, High Point; Tim Cluess, Iona; Jon Coffman, IP-Fort Wayne; Scott Drew, Baylor; Matt Driscoll, North Florida; Fran Dunphy, Temple; Bill Evans, Idaho State; Mark Fox, Georgia; John Gallagher, Hartford; Matthew Graves, South Alabama; Steve Hawkins, Western Michigan; Steve Henson, Texas-San Antonio; George Ivory, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Ben Jacobson, Northern Iowa; James Jones, Yale; Greg Kampe, Oakland; Mike McConathy, Northwestern State; Greg McDermott, Creighton; Matt McMahon, Murray State; Dan Monson, Long Beach State; Chris Mooney, Richmond; Matt Painter, Purdue; Dave Pilipovich, Air Force; Brett Reed, Lehigh; Kareem Richardson, Missouri-Kansas City; Zach Spiker, Drexel; Mike Young, Wofford.