Wolfpack Ends Season No. 20 In Final Poll

NC State checked in at No.20 in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll that was released today.

NC State checked in at No.20 in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll that was released today.

The Wolfpack finished the season 24-13 and earned the program's first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 2005.

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
RK	TEAM	RECORD	PTS
1	Kentucky (31) 	37-2	775
2	Kansas	        32-6	744
3	Ohio State	31-8	705
4	Louisville	30-10	661
5	Syracuse	34-3	641
6	North Carolina	32-6	624
7	Michigan State	29-8	566
8	Baylor	        30-8	564
9	Florida	        26-11	506
10	Marquette	27-8	464
11	Missouri	30-5	425
12	Wisconsin	26-10	424
13	Indiana	        27-9	382
14	Duke	        27-7	336
15	Florida State	25-10	325
16	Murray State	31-2	283
17	Georgetown	24-9	242
18	Cincinnati	26-11	216
19	Vanderbilt	25-11	161
20	NC State	24-13	146
21	Creighton	29-6	129
22	Michigan	24-10	119
23	New Mexico	28-7	107
24	Xavier	        23-13	92
25	Ohio	        29-8	91

Dropped Out: No. 16 Saint Mary's, No. 19 Wichita State, No. 23 San Diego State, No. 25 UNLV.

Others Receiving Votes: Gonzaga (26-7) 67; Wichita State (27-6) 56; Saint Mary's (27-6) 54; Virginia Commonwealth (29-7) 51; San Diego State (26-8) 23; Kansas State (22-11) 22; Purdue (22-13) 17; Stanford (26-11) 17; Notre Dame (22-12) 16; UNLV (26-9) 12; Saint Louis (26-8) 4; Temple (24-8) 4; Pittsburgh (22-17) 2; Iowa State (23-11) 1; South Florida (22-14) 1.

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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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