College basketball rankings: Louisville, Michigan top final coaches' poll


As expected, Louisville is at the top of the final coaches' poll after winning the national title. The big surprise is Wichita State finishing at No. 4.

USA Today released its final coaches' poll for the 2012-13 college basketball season on Tuesday. To nobody's surprise, Louisville is at the top and received all first-place votes for winning the national championship game on Monday. Michigan, the runner-up, finished at No. 2, and Syracuse jumped from 18 to 3 for its Final Four run.

The biggest surprise, however, is a team that has consistently lived up to its nickname. Wichita State, which was previously unranked, finishes the poll at No. 4 after reaching the Final Four for the first time since 1965. The Shockers are the highest ranked mid-major team.

Gonzaga, the previous No. 1 team, tumbled down to No. 12 after being bounced from the tournament in the third round. Georgetown also fell from 8 to 17 for losing in the second round. The team that upset them, Florida Gulf Coast, finished at No. 25, capping off a dream season.

Here's the final Top 25:

Rank Team Votes Previous Rank
1 Louisville Cardinals 775 2
2 Michigan Wolverines 744 11
3 Syracuse Orange 696 18
4 Wichita St. Shockers 643 NR
5 Duke Blue Devils 607 7
6 Ohio St. Buckeyes 594 6
7 Indiana Hoosiers 568 4
8 Kansas Jayhawks 533 3
9 Florida Gators 530 12
10 Miami Hurricanes 487 4
11 Marquette Golden Eagles 475 16
12 Gonzaga Bulldogs 444 1
13 Michigan St. Spartans 440 9
14 Arizona Wildcats 359 20
15 Oregon Ducks 320 24
16 Saint Louis Billikens 265 13
17 Georgetown Hoyas 253 8
18 Memphis Tigers 185 15
19 New Mexico Lobos 165 10
20 Kansas St. Wildcats 147 14
21 Creighton Bluejays 134 21
22 Wisconsin Badgers 101 17
23 VCU Rams 99 23
24 La Salle Explorers 97


25 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 91 NR

Also receiving votes: Butler (76); Oklahoma State (63); Mississippi (27); North Carolina (26); Baylor (23); California (23); Iowa State (16); Saint Marys (15); Illinois (13); Colorado State (11); Pittsburgh (8); Temple (8); Iowa (7); UCLA (3); Belmont (1); Minnesota (1); Notre Dame (1); Weber State (1)

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