Poll Released: Feb 17

John Feinstein

Newspaper: Washington Post

John Feinstein is the bestselling author of Living on the Black, Tales from Q School, Last Dance, Next Man Up, Let Me Tell You a Story (with Red Auerbach), Caddy for Life, Open, The Punch, The Last Amateurs, The Majors, A March to Madness, A Civil War, A Good Walk Spoiled, A Season on the Brink, Play Ball, Hard Courts, and 11 sports mystery novels for young readers. His most recent books are, The Legends Club--Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano and The Story of an Epic College Basketball Rivalry, and, The First Major - The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup. He writes for The Washington Post, Washingtonpost.com, and Golf Digest.

Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 1 Gonzaga West Coast 25-2 1502(6) @ San Diego W 79-67
2 1 Duke ACC 23-2 1594(58) vs North Carolina State W 94-78
3 1 Virginia ACC 22-2 1476 vs Notre Dame W 60-54
4 1 Michigan Big Ten 23-3 1150 vs Maryland W 65-52
5 1 Kentucky SEC 21-4 1383 vs Tennessee W 86-69
6 4 Tennessee SEC 23-2 1376 @ Kentucky L 86-69
7 1 Nevada Mountain West 24-1 1240 @ Wyoming W 82-49
8 1 Michigan State Big Ten 21-5 1046 vs Ohio State W 62-44
9 - Houston American Athletic Conference (AAC) 25-1 1085 @ Tulane W 85-50
10 1 Marquette Big East 21-4 987 @ DePaul W 92-73
11 6 LSU SEC 21-4 773 @ Kentucky W 73-71
12 - North Carolina ACC 20-5 1129 @ Wake Forest W 95-57
13 2 Kansas Big 12 20-6 801 vs West Virginia W 78-53
14 1 Texas Tech Big 12 21-5 733 vs Baylor W 86-61
15 1 Florida State ACC 20-5 525 @ Georgia Tech W 69-47
16 - Buffalo Mid-American Conference 22-3 164 @ Toledo W 88-82
17 3 Purdue Big Ten 18-7 699 vs Penn State W 76-64
18 4 Iowa State Big 12 19-6 426 @ Kansas State W 78-64
19 5 Kansas State Big 12 19-6 249 vs Iowa State L 78-64
20 4 Villanova Big East 20-6 519 @ St. John's L 71-65
21 2 Virginia Tech ACC 20-5 408 @ Pittsburgh W 70-64
22 2 Louisville ACC 18-8 507 vs Clemson W 56-55
23 - Cincinnati American Athletic Conference (AAC) 21-4 99 vs Wichita State W 72-62
24 - Maryland Big Ten 19-7 211 @ Michigan L 65-52
25 - Wofford Southern 23-4 32 vs UNC Greensboro W 80-50
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