Wolfpack Ranked 20th in Final ESPN Coaches Poll

The NC State Wolfpack is ranked 20th in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, which was released on Tuesday.

After finishing second place in the nation's top conference, the Wolfpack's season came to an end in the NCAA second round, losing to Vanderbilt.

Five other ACC teams - Duke (#2), Georgia Tech (#3), Wake Forest (#15), North Carolina (#22) and Maryland (#24) - also made the final top-25.

USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 Poll
Final poll - April 6, 2004
(First-place votes in parentheses)

Rank  School           Record  Points  Last week
 1. Connecticut (31)    33-6    775        7
 2. Duke                31-6    722        6
 3. Georgia Tech        28-10   721       15
 4. Oklahoma State      31-4    688        3
 5. Saint Joseph's      30-2    644        5
 6. Stanford            30-2    553        1
 7. Pittsburgh          31-5    544        8
 8. Kentucky            27-5    522        4
 9. Kansas              24-9    465       14
10. Texas               25-8    437       11
11. Illinois            26-7    419       13
12. Gonzaga             28-3    415        2
13. Mississippi St.     26-4    373        9
14. Xavier              26-11   361       NR
15. Wake Forest         21-10   357       16
16. Wisconsin           25-7    334       10
17. Alabama             20-13   248       NR
18. Cincinnati          25-7    239       12
19. Syracuse            23-8    218       24
20. N.C. State          21-10   157       17
21. Nevada              25-9    156       NR
22. North Carolina      19-11   135       20
23. Alabama-Birmingham  22-10   124       NR
24. Maryland            20-12   119       21
25. Vanderbilt          23-10   102       NR

Others receiving votes: Southern Illinois (25-5) 37; Memphis (22-8) 34; Providence (20-9) 29; Arizona (20-10) 28; Boston College (24-10) 24; Texas Tech (23-11) 23; Michigan (23-11) 13; Utah State (25-4) 12; DePaul (22-10) 10; Pacific (25-8) 7; Manhattan (25-6) 6; Western Michigan (26-5) 6; Seton Hall (21-10) 5; Air Force (22-7) 4; Central Florida (25-6) 4; Michigan State (18-12) 2; South Carolina (23-11) 2; Louisiana-Lafayette (20-9) 1.

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