Gonzaga 16th In Final USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll

April 2, 2002

McLEAN, Va. - Gonzaga University finished 16th in the final USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 men's basketball poll, with national champion University of Maryland receiving all 31 first-place votes following Monday's victory over Indiana University.

The Bulldogs, first-round loser to the University of Wyoming in this year's NCAA Tournament, fell from 6th in the fin votingwith 264 points, eight behind No. 15 University of Missouri and 27 ahead of No. 17 Ohio State University. Missouri, a surprise team in the Elite Eight, was unranked in the final regular-season poll, while Ohio State slipped from 12th to 17th after the Buckeyes' first-round NCAA Tournament setback.

This is the fourth straight year the Bulldogs have been ranked in the final USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25.

The top 25 teams in the final USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2001-02 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last ranking:

                        Record  Pts Pvs
 1. Maryland (31)         32-4   775  4
 2. Kansas                33-4   720  2
 3. Indiana               25-12  701  -
 4. Oklahoma              31-5   692  3
 5. Duke                  31-4   606  1
 6. Connecticut           27-7   586 13
    Oregon                26-9   586 11
 8. Cincinnati            31-4   489  5
 9. Pittsburgh            29-6   482  7
10. Arizona               24-10  458  9
11. Illinois              26-9   410 16
12. Kent State            30-6   402  -
13. Kentucky              22-10  394 15
14. Alabama               27-8   281  8
15. Missouri              24-12  272  -
16. Gonzaga               29-4   264  6
17. Ohio State            24-8   237 12
18. Marquette             26-7   186 10
    Texas                 22-12  186  -
20. UCLA                  21-12  170  -
21. Mississippi State     27-8   162 18
22. Southern Illinois     28-8   157  -
23. Florida               22-9   140 14
24. Xavier                26-6   116 19
25. North Carolina State  23-11   86 25

Others receiving votes: Southern California 80, Miami 66, Wake Forest, 54, Georgia 44, Notre Dame 44, Western Kentucky 44, California 35, Oklahoma State 31, Stanford 30, Tulsa 20, Wisconsin 17, Hawaii 15, Wyoming 11, Texas Tech 8, Memphis 6, Creighton 5, North Carolina-Wilmington 5, Butler 2.

 

 

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