Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week
1.
Syracuse (31)
19-0
775
1
2.
Kentucky
17-1
742
2
3.
Baylor
17-0
714
4
4.
Duke
15-2
654
6
5.
Missouri
16-1
629
9
6.
Ohio State
16-3
619
5
7.
Kansas
14-3
591
10
8.
North Carolina
15-3
569
3
9.
Michigan State
15-3
509
7
10.
Murray State
18-0
449
14
11.
Connecticut
14-3
416
16
12.
Georgetown
14-3
410
11
13.
Indiana
15-3
358
8
14.
Florida
14-4
304
19
15.
Mississippi State
15-3
288
20
16.
San Diego State
15-2
282
22
17.
Virginia
14-2
269
17
18.
Creighton
16-2
260
21
19.
Michigan
14-4
259
13
20.
UNLV
16-3
252
12
21.
Louisville
14-4
130
15
22.
Marquette
14-4
119
24
23.
Saint Mary’s
17-2
100
NR
24.
Harvard
15-2
61
25
25.
Illinois
15-3
58
NR

Dropped out
No. 18 Kansas State, No. 23 Gonzaga.

Others receiving votes
Vanderbilt (13-4) 47; Kansas State (12-4) 46; New Mexico (15-2) 41; Wisconsin (14-5) 27; Gonzaga (14-3) 21; Middle Tennessee (17-2) 21; Seton Hall (15-3) 16; West Virginia (13-5) 13; Wichita State (15-3) 13; Alabama (13-4) 7; Nevada (14-3) 3; California (15-4) 2; Brigham Young (15-4) 1.

The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The members of the board for the 2011-12 season: Tommy Amaker, Harvard; Tevester Anderson, Jackson State; Ronnie Arrow, South Alabama; Randy Bennett, Saint Mary’s; Eddie Biedenbach, North Carolina-Asheville; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Rick Byrd, Belmont; Tim Cluess, Iona; Charlie Coles, Miami (Ohio); Steve Donahue, Boston College; Scott Drew, Baylor; Steve Fisher, San Diego State; Mark Fox, Georgia; Don Friday, St. Francis (Pa.); Bill Herrion, New Hampshire; Ben Jacobson, Northern Iowa; Rob Jeter, Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Mike McConathy, Northwestern State; Bob McKillop, Davidson; Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph’s; Ron “Fang” Mitchell, Coppin State; Matt Painter, Purdue; Dave Paulsen, Bucknell; Randy Rahe, Weber State; Herb Sendek, Arizona State; Shaka Smart, Virginia Commonwealth; Scott Sutton, Oral Roberts; Donnie Tyndall, Morehead State; Don Verlin, Idaho; Bob Williams, UC-Santa Barbara; Doug Wojcik, Tulsa.
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