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1996-97 Polls

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National Champion: Arizona
Final Four: Arizona, Kentucky, Minnesota and North Carolina

Consensus Player of the Year: Tim Duncan

AP Preseason #1: Cincinnati ▪ AP Final #1: Kansas

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
18 Final 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
18 Final 2 UtahRT 3 Up 1 WAC
18 Final 3 MinnesotaRF 2 Down 1 Big Ten
18 Final 4 North CarolinaTF 5 Up 1 ACC
18 Final 5 KentuckyTF 6 Up 1 SEC
18 Final 6 South CarolinaR 4 Down 2 SEC
18 Final 7 UCLAR 9 Up 2 Pac-10
18 Final 8 DukeR 7 Down 1 ACC
18 Final 9 Wake Forest 8 Down 1 ACC
18 Final 10 CincinnatiR 10 NC CUSA
18 Final 11 New Mexico 14 Up 3 WAC
18 Final 12 Saint Joseph'sRT 19 Up 7 A-10
18 Final 13 XavierR 11 Down 2 A-10
18 Final 14 Clemson 13 Down 1 ACC
18 Final 15 ArizonaFN 12 Down 3 Pac-10
18 Final 16 College of CharlestonRT 17 Up 1 A-Sun
18 Final 17 Georgia 24 Up 7 SEC
18 Final 18 Iowa State 16 Down 2 Big 12
18 Final 19 Illinois 15 Down 4 Big Ten
18 Final 20 VillanovaR 21 Up 1 Big East
18 Final 21 Stanford 23 Up 2 Pac-10
18 Final 22 Maryland 22 NC ACC
18 Final 23 Boston CollegeRT Up  Big East
18 Final 24 Colorado 18 Down 6 Big 12
18 Final 25 Louisville 20 Down 5 CUSA
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
17 1997-03-04 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
17 1997-03-04 2 MinnesotaRF 2 NC Big Ten
17 1997-03-04 3 UtahRT 4 Up 1 WAC
17 1997-03-04 4 South CarolinaR 6 Up 2 SEC
17 1997-03-04 5 North CarolinaTF 8 Up 3 ACC
17 1997-03-04 6 KentuckyTF 3 Down 3 SEC
17 1997-03-04 7 DukeR 7 NC ACC
17 1997-03-04 8 Wake Forest 5 Down 3 ACC
17 1997-03-04 9 UCLAR 10 Up 1 Pac-10
17 1997-03-04 10 CincinnatiR 9 Down 1 CUSA
17 1997-03-04 11 XavierR 14 Up 3 A-10
17 1997-03-04 12 ArizonaFN 15 Up 3 Pac-10
17 1997-03-04 13 Clemson 12 Down 1 ACC
17 1997-03-04 14 New Mexico 11 Down 3 WAC
17 1997-03-04 15 Illinois 21 Up 6 Big Ten
17 1997-03-04 16 Iowa State 13 Down 3 Big 12
17 1997-03-04 17 College of CharlestonRT 20 Up 3 A-Sun
17 1997-03-04 18 Colorado 19 Up 1 Big 12
17 1997-03-04 19 Saint Joseph'sRT 23 Up 4 A-10
17 1997-03-04 20 Louisville 17 Down 3 CUSA
17 1997-03-04 21 VillanovaR 18 Down 3 Big East
17 1997-03-04 22 Maryland 16 Down 6 ACC
17 1997-03-04 23 Stanford 25 Up 2 Pac-10
17 1997-03-04 24 Georgia Up  SEC
17 1997-03-04 25 Indiana 22 Down 3 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
16 1997-02-25 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
16 1997-02-25 2 MinnesotaRF 2 NC Big Ten
16 1997-02-25 3 KentuckyTF 3 NC SEC
16 1997-02-25 4 UtahRT 5 Up 1 WAC
16 1997-02-25 5 Wake Forest 4 Down 1 ACC
16 1997-02-25 6 South CarolinaR 9 Up 3 SEC
16 1997-02-25 7 DukeR 6 Down 1 ACC
16 1997-02-25 8 North CarolinaTF 12 Up 4 ACC
16 1997-02-25 9 CincinnatiR 11 Up 2 CUSA
16 1997-02-25 10 UCLAR 17 Up 7 Pac-10
16 1997-02-25 11 New Mexico 10 Down 1 WAC
16 1997-02-25 12 Clemson 8 Down 4 ACC
16 1997-02-25 13 Iowa State 7 Down 6 Big 12
16 1997-02-25 14 XavierR 16 Up 2 A-10
16 1997-02-25 15 ArizonaFN 13 Down 2 Pac-10
16 1997-02-25 16 Maryland 14 Down 2 ACC
16 1997-02-25 17 Louisville 15 Down 2 CUSA
16 1997-02-25 18 VillanovaR 19 Up 1 Big East
16 1997-02-25 19 Colorado 21 Up 2 Big 12
16 1997-02-25 20 College of CharlestonRT 22 Up 2 A-Sun
16 1997-02-25 21 Illinois 23 Up 2 Big Ten
16 1997-02-25 22 Indiana 24 Up 2 Big Ten
16 1997-02-25 23 Saint Joseph'sRT Up  A-10
16 1997-02-25 24 Michigan  18 Down 6 Big Ten
16 1997-02-25 25 Stanford 20 Down 5 Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
15 1997-02-18 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
15 1997-02-18 2 MinnesotaRF 3 Up 1 Big Ten
15 1997-02-18 3 KentuckyTF 4 Up 1 SEC
15 1997-02-18 4 Wake Forest 2 Down 2 ACC
15 1997-02-18 5 UtahRT 5 NC WAC
15 1997-02-18 6 DukeR 6 NC ACC
15 1997-02-18 7 Iowa State 9 Up 2 Big 12
15 1997-02-18 8 Clemson 7 Down 1 ACC
15 1997-02-18 9 South CarolinaR 12 Up 3 SEC
15 1997-02-18 10 New Mexico 13 Up 3 WAC
15 1997-02-18 11 CincinnatiR 8 Down 3 CUSA
15 1997-02-18 12 North CarolinaTF 16 Up 4 ACC
15 1997-02-18 13 ArizonaFN 11 Down 2 Pac-10
15 1997-02-18 14 Maryland 10 Down 4 ACC
15 1997-02-18 15 Louisville 17 Up 2 CUSA
15 1997-02-18 16 XavierR 19 Up 3 A-10
15 1997-02-18 17 UCLAR 24 Up 7 Pac-10
15 1997-02-18 18 Michigan  14 Down 4 Big Ten
15 1997-02-18 19 VillanovaR 18 Down 1 Big East
15 1997-02-18 20 Stanford 22 Up 2 Pac-10
15 1997-02-18 21 Colorado 15 Down 6 Big 12
15 1997-02-18 22 College of CharlestonRT 25 Up 3 A-Sun
15 1997-02-18 23 Illinois 20 Down 3 Big Ten
15 1997-02-18 24 Indiana Up  Big Ten
15 1997-02-18 25 California Up  Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
14 1997-02-11 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
14 1997-02-11 2 Wake Forest 2 NC ACC
14 1997-02-11 3 MinnesotaRF 4 Up 1 Big Ten
14 1997-02-11 4 KentuckyTF 3 Down 1 SEC
14 1997-02-11 5 UtahRT 5 NC WAC
14 1997-02-11 6 DukeR 8 Up 2 ACC
14 1997-02-11 7 Clemson 10 Up 3 ACC
14 1997-02-11 8 CincinnatiR 12 Up 4 CUSA
14 1997-02-11 9 Iowa State 6 Down 3 Big 12
14 1997-02-11 10 Maryland 7 Down 3 ACC
14 1997-02-11 11 ArizonaFN 14 Up 3 Pac-10
14 1997-02-11 12 South CarolinaR 19 Up 7 SEC
14 1997-02-11 13 New Mexico 9 Down 4 WAC
14 1997-02-11 14 Michigan  13 Down 1 Big Ten
14 1997-02-11 15 Colorado 15 NC Big 12
14 1997-02-11 16 North CarolinaTF 20 Up 4 ACC
14 1997-02-11 17 Louisville 11 Down 6 CUSA
14 1997-02-11 18 VillanovaR 16 Down 2 Big East
14 1997-02-11 19 XavierR 17 Down 2 A-10
14 1997-02-11 20 Illinois Up  Big Ten
14 1997-02-11 21 Texas Tech  23 Up 2 Big 12
14 1997-02-11 22 Stanford 18 Down 4 Pac-10
14 1997-02-11 23 Tulane R 21 Down 2 CUSA
14 1997-02-11 24 UCLAR Up  Pac-10
14 1997-02-11 25 College of CharlestonRT Up  A-Sun
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 1997-02-04 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
13 1997-02-04 2 Wake Forest 2 NC ACC
13 1997-02-04 3 KentuckyTF 3 NC SEC
13 1997-02-04 4 MinnesotaRF 6 Up 2 Big Ten
13 1997-02-04 5 UtahRT 4 Down 1 WAC
13 1997-02-04 6 Iowa State 11 Up 5 Big 12
13 1997-02-04 7 Maryland 5 Down 2 ACC
13 1997-02-04 8 DukeR 12 Up 4 ACC
13 1997-02-04 9 New Mexico 13 Up 4 WAC
13 1997-02-04 10 Clemson 7 Down 3 ACC
13 1997-02-04 11 Louisville 9 Down 2 CUSA
13 1997-02-04 12 CincinnatiR 8 Down 4 CUSA
13 1997-02-04 13 Michigan  16 Up 3 Big Ten
13 1997-02-04 14 ArizonaFN 10 Down 4 Pac-10
13 1997-02-04 15 Colorado 18 Up 3 Big 12
13 1997-02-04 16 VillanovaR 14 Down 2 Big East
13 1997-02-04 17 XavierR 20 Up 3 A-10
13 1997-02-04 18 Stanford 15 Down 3 Pac-10
13 1997-02-04 19 South CarolinaR 25 Up 6 SEC
13 1997-02-04 20 North CarolinaTF 19 Down 1 ACC
13 1997-02-04 21 Tulane R Up  CUSA
13 1997-02-04 22 Tulsa 21 Down 1 WAC
13 1997-02-04 23 Texas Tech  22 Down 1 Big 12
13 1997-02-04 24 Indiana 17 Down 7 Big Ten
13 1997-02-04 25 Iowa Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1997-01-28 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
12 1997-01-28 2 Wake Forest 4 Up 2 ACC
12 1997-01-28 3 KentuckyTF 3 NC SEC
12 1997-01-28 4 UtahRT 5 Up 1 WAC
12 1997-01-28 5 Maryland 7 Up 2 ACC
12 1997-01-28 6 MinnesotaRF 8 Up 2 Big Ten
12 1997-01-28 7 Clemson 2 Down 5 ACC
12 1997-01-28 8 CincinnatiR 9 Up 1 CUSA
12 1997-01-28 9 Louisville 6 Down 3 CUSA
12 1997-01-28 10 ArizonaFN 11 Up 1 Pac-10
12 1997-01-28 11 Iowa State 14 Up 3 Big 12
12 1997-01-28 12 DukeR 10 Down 2 ACC
12 1997-01-28 13 New Mexico 15 Up 2 WAC
12 1997-01-28 14 VillanovaR 12 Down 2 Big East
12 1997-01-28 15 Stanford 17 Up 2 Pac-10
12 1997-01-28 16 Michigan  13 Down 3 Big Ten
12 1997-01-28 17 Indiana 21 Up 4 Big Ten
12 1997-01-28 18 Colorado 18 NC Big 12
12 1997-01-28 19 North CarolinaTF 19 NC ACC
12 1997-01-28 20 XavierR 16 Down 4 A-10
12 1997-01-28 21 Tulsa 24 Up 3 WAC
12 1997-01-28 22 Texas Tech  20 Down 2 Big 12
12 1997-01-28 23 Texas 23 NC Big 12
12 1997-01-28 24 MarquetteT 25 Up 1 CUSA
12 1997-01-28 25 South CarolinaR Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1997-01-21 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
11 1997-01-21 2 Clemson 3 Up 1 ACC
11 1997-01-21 3 KentuckyTF 5 Up 2 SEC
11 1997-01-21 4 Wake Forest 2 Down 2 ACC
11 1997-01-21 5 UtahRT 9 Up 4 WAC
11 1997-01-21 6 Louisville 10 Up 4 CUSA
11 1997-01-21 7 Maryland 11 Up 4 ACC
11 1997-01-21 8 MinnesotaRF 7 Down 1 Big Ten
11 1997-01-21 9 CincinnatiR 4 Down 5 CUSA
11 1997-01-21 10 DukeR 13 Up 3 ACC
11 1997-01-21 11 ArizonaFN 6 Down 5 Pac-10
11 1997-01-21 12 VillanovaR 16 Up 4 Big East
11 1997-01-21 13 Michigan  18 Up 5 Big Ten
11 1997-01-21 14 Iowa State 8 Down 6 Big 12
11 1997-01-21 15 New Mexico 12 Down 3 WAC
11 1997-01-21 16 XavierR 14 Down 2 A-10
11 1997-01-21 17 Stanford 15 Down 2 Pac-10
11 1997-01-21 18 Colorado Up  Big 12
11 1997-01-21 19 North CarolinaTF 22 Up 3 ACC
11 1997-01-21 20 Texas Tech  25 Up 5 Big 12
11 1997-01-21 21 Indiana 17 Down 4 Big Ten
11 1997-01-21 22 Boston CollegeRT 19 Down 3 Big East
11 1997-01-21 23 Texas 23 NC Big 12
11 1997-01-21 24 Tulsa Up  WAC
11 1997-01-21 25 MarquetteT Up  CUSA
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1997-01-14 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
10 1997-01-14 2 Wake Forest 2 NC ACC
10 1997-01-14 3 Clemson 5 Up 2 ACC
10 1997-01-14 4 CincinnatiR 6 Up 2 CUSA
10 1997-01-14 5 KentuckyTF 3 Down 2 SEC
10 1997-01-14 6 ArizonaFN 7 Up 1 Pac-10
10 1997-01-14 7 MinnesotaRF 11 Up 4 Big Ten
10 1997-01-14 8 Iowa State 4 Down 4 Big 12
10 1997-01-14 9 UtahRT 9 NC WAC
10 1997-01-14 10 Louisville 14 Up 4 CUSA
10 1997-01-14 11 Maryland 19 Up 8 ACC
10 1997-01-14 12 New Mexico 18 Up 6 WAC
10 1997-01-14 13 DukeR 10 Down 3 ACC
10 1997-01-14 14 XavierR 12 Down 2 A-10
10 1997-01-14 15 Stanford 21 Up 6 Pac-10
10 1997-01-14 16 VillanovaR 8 Down 8 Big East
10 1997-01-14 17 Indiana 15 Down 2 Big Ten
10 1997-01-14 18 Michigan  16 Down 2 Big Ten
10 1997-01-14 19 Boston CollegeRT 23 Up 4 Big East
10 1997-01-14 20 MississippiR Up  SEC
10 1997-01-14 21 Georgia 24 Up 3 SEC
10 1997-01-14 22 North CarolinaTF 13 Down 9 ACC
10 1997-01-14 23 Texas 22 Down 1 Big 12
10 1997-01-14 24 Oregon  17 Down 7 Pac-10
10 1997-01-14 25 Texas Tech  20 Down 5 Big 12
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1997-01-07 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
9 1997-01-07 2 Wake Forest 2 NC ACC
9 1997-01-07 3 KentuckyTF 3 NC SEC
9 1997-01-07 4 Iowa State 4 NC Big 12
9 1997-01-07 5 Clemson 5 NC ACC
9 1997-01-07 6 CincinnatiR 6 NC CUSA
9 1997-01-07 7 ArizonaFN 9 Up 2 Pac-10
9 1997-01-07 8 VillanovaR 10 Up 2 Big East
9 1997-01-07 9 UtahRT 7 Down 2 WAC
9 1997-01-07 10 DukeR 13 Up 3 ACC
9 1997-01-07 11 MinnesotaRF 15 Up 4 Big Ten
9 1997-01-07 12 XavierR 17 Up 5 A-10
9 1997-01-07 13 North CarolinaTF 11 Down 2 ACC
9 1997-01-07 14 Louisville 14 NC CUSA
9 1997-01-07 15 Indiana 12 Down 3 Big Ten
9 1997-01-07 16 Michigan  8 Down 8 Big Ten
9 1997-01-07 17 Oregon  20 Up 3 Pac-10
9 1997-01-07 18 New Mexico 16 Down 2 WAC
9 1997-01-07 19 Maryland 19 NC ACC
9 1997-01-07 20 Texas Tech  23 Up 3 Big 12
9 1997-01-07 21 Stanford 21 NC Pac-10
9 1997-01-07 22 Texas 18 Down 4 Big 12
9 1997-01-07 23 Boston CollegeRT 25 Up 2 Big East
9 1997-01-07 24 Georgia Up  SEC
9 1997-01-07 25 Illinois 24 Down 1 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1996-12-31 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
8 1996-12-31 2 Wake Forest 2 NC ACC
8 1996-12-31 3 KentuckyTF 3 NC SEC
8 1996-12-31 4 Iowa State 5 Up 1 Big 12
8 1996-12-31 5 Clemson 6 Up 1 ACC
8 1996-12-31 6 CincinnatiR 7 Up 1 CUSA
8 1996-12-31 7 UtahRT 8 Up 1 WAC
8 1996-12-31 8 Michigan  4 Down 4 Big Ten
8 1996-12-31 9 ArizonaFN 9 NC Pac-10
8 1996-12-31 10 VillanovaR 10 NC Big East
8 1996-12-31 11 North CarolinaTF 11 NC ACC
8 1996-12-31 12 Indiana 13 Up 1 Big Ten
8 1996-12-31 13 DukeR 12 Down 1 ACC
8 1996-12-31 14 Louisville 16 Up 2 CUSA
8 1996-12-31 15 MinnesotaRF 15 NC Big Ten
8 1996-12-31 16 New Mexico 14 Down 2 WAC
8 1996-12-31 17 XavierR 17 NC A-10
8 1996-12-31 18 Texas 18 NC Big 12
8 1996-12-31 19 Maryland 21 Up 2 ACC
8 1996-12-31 20 Oregon  24 Up 4 Pac-10
8 1996-12-31 21 Stanford 23 Up 2 Pac-10
8 1996-12-31 22 Arkansas  22 NC SEC
8 1996-12-31 23 Texas Tech  20 Down 3 Big 12
8 1996-12-31 24 Illinois Up  Big Ten
8 1996-12-31 25 Boston CollegeRT 25 NC Big East
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1996-12-24 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
7 1996-12-24 2 Wake Forest 2 NC ACC
7 1996-12-24 3 KentuckyTF 3 NC SEC
7 1996-12-24 4 Michigan  4 NC Big Ten
7 1996-12-24 5 Iowa State 5 NC Big 12
7 1996-12-24 6 Clemson 8 Up 2 ACC
7 1996-12-24 7 CincinnatiR 7 NC CUSA
7 1996-12-24 8 UtahRT 9 Up 1 WAC
7 1996-12-24 9 ArizonaFN 6 Down 3 Pac-10
7 1996-12-24 10 VillanovaR 10 NC Big East
7 1996-12-24 11 North CarolinaTF 12 Up 1 ACC
7 1996-12-24 12 DukeR 11 Down 1 ACC
7 1996-12-24 13 Indiana 13 NC Big Ten
7 1996-12-24 14 New Mexico 15 Up 1 WAC
7 1996-12-24 15 MinnesotaRF 16 Up 1 Big Ten
7 1996-12-24 16 Louisville 18 Up 2 CUSA
7 1996-12-24 17 XavierR 17 NC A-10
7 1996-12-24 18 Texas 14 Down 4 Big 12
7 1996-12-24 19 Alabama  20 Up 1 SEC
7 1996-12-24 20 Texas Tech  23 Up 3 Big 12
7 1996-12-24 21 Maryland 25 Up 4 ACC
7 1996-12-24 22 Arkansas  19 Down 3 SEC
7 1996-12-24 23 Stanford 22 Down 1 Pac-10
7 1996-12-24 24 Oregon  Up  Pac-10
7 1996-12-24 25 Boston CollegeRT Up  Big East
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1996-12-17 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
6 1996-12-17 2 Wake Forest 2 NC ACC
6 1996-12-17 3 KentuckyTF 3 NC SEC
6 1996-12-17 4 Michigan  5 Up 1 Big Ten
6 1996-12-17 5 Iowa State 6 Up 1 Big 12
6 1996-12-17 6 ArizonaFN 8 Up 2 Pac-10
6 1996-12-17 7 CincinnatiR 7 NC CUSA
6 1996-12-17 8 Clemson 10 Up 2 ACC
6 1996-12-17 9 UtahRT 9 NC WAC
6 1996-12-17 10 VillanovaR 4 Down 6 Big East
6 1996-12-17 11 DukeR 14 Up 3 ACC
6 1996-12-17 12 North CarolinaTF 11 Down 1 ACC
6 1996-12-17 13 Indiana 12 Down 1 Big Ten
6 1996-12-17 14 Texas 13 Down 1 Big 12
6 1996-12-17 15 New Mexico 15 NC WAC
6 1996-12-17 16 MinnesotaRF 17 Up 1 Big Ten
6 1996-12-17 17 XavierR 19 Up 2 A-10
6 1996-12-17 18 Louisville 22 Up 4 CUSA
6 1996-12-17 19 Arkansas  20 Up 1 SEC
6 1996-12-17 20 Alabama  24 Up 4 SEC
6 1996-12-17 21 Fresno State R 16 Down 5 WAC
6 1996-12-17 22 Stanford 21 Down 1 Pac-10
6 1996-12-17 23 Texas Tech  18 Down 5 Big 12
6 1996-12-17 24 UCLAR 23 Down 1 Pac-10
6 1996-12-17 25 Maryland Up  ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1996-12-10 1 KansasRT 1 NC Big 12
5 1996-12-10 2 Wake Forest 2 NC ACC
5 1996-12-10 3 KentuckyTF 6 Up 3 SEC
5 1996-12-10 4 VillanovaR 5 Up 1 Big East
5 1996-12-10 5 Michigan  7 Up 2 Big Ten
5 1996-12-10 6 Iowa State 9 Up 3 Big 12
5 1996-12-10 7 CincinnatiR 4 Down 3 CUSA
5 1996-12-10 8 ArizonaFN 15 Up 7 Pac-10
5 1996-12-10 9 UtahRT 3 Down 6 WAC
5 1996-12-10 10 Clemson 12 Up 2 ACC
5 1996-12-10 11 North CarolinaTF 14 Up 3 ACC
5 1996-12-10 12 Indiana 8 Down 4 Big Ten
5 1996-12-10 13 Texas 18 Up 5 Big 12
5 1996-12-10 14 DukeR 10 Down 4 ACC
5 1996-12-10 15 New Mexico 11 Down 4 WAC
5 1996-12-10 16 Fresno State R 13 Down 3 WAC
5 1996-12-10 17 MinnesotaRF 16 Down 1 Big Ten
5 1996-12-10 18 Texas Tech  Up  Big 12
5 1996-12-10 19 XavierR 23 Up 4 A-10
5 1996-12-10 20 Arkansas  22 Up 2 SEC
5 1996-12-10 21 Stanford 24 Up 3 Pac-10
5 1996-12-10 22 Louisville Up  CUSA
5 1996-12-10 23 UCLAR 17 Down 6 Pac-10
5 1996-12-10 24 Alabama  Up  SEC
5 1996-12-10 25 Boston CollegeRT 20 Down 5 Big East
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1996-12-03 1 KansasRT 2 Up 1 Big 12
4 1996-12-03 2 Wake Forest 3 Up 1 ACC
4 1996-12-03 3 UtahRT 4 Up 1 WAC
4 1996-12-03 4 CincinnatiR 1 Down 3 CUSA
4 1996-12-03 5 VillanovaR 5 NC Big East
4 1996-12-03 6 KentuckyTF 8 Up 2 SEC
4 1996-12-03 7 Michigan  7 NC Big Ten
4 1996-12-03 8 Indiana 20 Up 12 Big Ten
4 1996-12-03 9 Iowa State 9 NC Big 12
4 1996-12-03 10 DukeR 6 Down 4 ACC
4 1996-12-03 11 New Mexico 19 Up 8 WAC
4 1996-12-03 12 Clemson 10 Down 2 ACC
4 1996-12-03 13 Fresno State R 15 Up 2 WAC
4 1996-12-03 14 North CarolinaTF 14 NC ACC
4 1996-12-03 15 ArizonaFN 11 Down 4 Pac-10
4 1996-12-03 16 MinnesotaRF 24 Up 8 Big Ten
4 1996-12-03 17 UCLAR 13 Down 4 Pac-10
4 1996-12-03 18 Texas 18 NC Big 12
4 1996-12-03 19 Syracuse  12 Down 7 Big East
4 1996-12-03 20 Boston CollegeRT 23 Up 3 Big East
4 1996-12-03 21 Tulsa 22 Up 1 WAC
4 1996-12-03 22 Arkansas  16 Down 6 SEC
4 1996-12-03 23 XavierR Up  A-10
4 1996-12-03 24 Stanford 21 Down 3 Pac-10
4 1996-12-03 25 Virginia Up  ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1996-11-26 1 CincinnatiR 1 NC CUSA
3 1996-11-26 2 KansasRT 2 NC Big 12
3 1996-11-26 3 Wake Forest 3 NC ACC
3 1996-11-26 4 UtahRT 4 NC WAC
3 1996-11-26 5 VillanovaR 6 Up 1 Big East
3 1996-11-26 6 DukeR 10 Up 4 ACC
3 1996-11-26 7 Michigan  9 Up 2 Big Ten
3 1996-11-26 8 KentuckyTF 8 NC SEC
3 1996-11-26 9 Iowa State 11 Up 2 Big 12
3 1996-11-26 10 Clemson 12 Up 2 ACC
3 1996-11-26 11 ArizonaFN 19 Up 8 Pac-10
3 1996-11-26 12 Syracuse  13 Up 1 Big East
3 1996-11-26 13 UCLAR 5 Down 8 Pac-10
3 1996-11-26 14 North CarolinaTF 7 Down 7 ACC
3 1996-11-26 15 Fresno State R 14 Down 1 WAC
3 1996-11-26 16 Arkansas  16 NC SEC
3 1996-11-26 17 Massachusetts 15 Down 2 A-10
3 1996-11-26 18 Texas 17 Down 1 Big 12
3 1996-11-26 19 New Mexico 18 Down 1 WAC
3 1996-11-26 20 Indiana 22 Up 2 Big Ten
3 1996-11-26 21 Stanford 20 Down 1 Pac-10
3 1996-11-26 22 Tulsa Up  WAC
3 1996-11-26 23 Boston CollegeRT 21 Down 2 Big East
3 1996-11-26 24 MinnesotaRF 23 Down 1 Big Ten
3 1996-11-26 25 George Washington  24 Down 1 A-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1996-11-19 1 CincinnatiR 1 NC CUSA
2 1996-11-19 2 KansasRT 2 NC Big 12
2 1996-11-19 3 Wake Forest 4 Up 1 ACC
2 1996-11-19 4 UtahRT 6 Up 2 WAC
2 1996-11-19 5 UCLAR 5 NC Pac-10
2 1996-11-19 6 VillanovaR 7 Up 1 Big East
2 1996-11-19 7 North CarolinaTF 8 Up 1 ACC
2 1996-11-19 8 KentuckyTF 3 Down 5 SEC
2 1996-11-19 9 Michigan  9 NC Big Ten
2 1996-11-19 10 DukeR 10 NC ACC
2 1996-11-19 11 Iowa State 11 NC Big 12
2 1996-11-19 12 Clemson 20 Up 8 ACC
2 1996-11-19 13 Syracuse  12 Down 1 Big East
2 1996-11-19 14 Fresno State R 14 NC WAC
2 1996-11-19 15 Massachusetts 15 NC A-10
2 1996-11-19 16 Arkansas  13 Down 3 SEC
2 1996-11-19 17 Texas 16 Down 1 Big 12
2 1996-11-19 18 New Mexico 17 Down 1 WAC
2 1996-11-19 19 ArizonaFN 19 NC Pac-10
2 1996-11-19 20 Stanford 18 Down 2 Pac-10
2 1996-11-19 21 Boston CollegeRT 21 NC Big East
2 1996-11-19 22 Indiana Up  Big Ten
2 1996-11-19 23 MinnesotaRF 22 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1996-11-19 24 George Washington  24 NC A-10
2 1996-11-19 25 Iowa 23 Down 2 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 CincinnatiR NA CUSA
1 Preseason 2 KansasRT NA Big 12
1 Preseason 3 KentuckyTF NA SEC
1 Preseason 4 Wake Forest NA ACC
1 Preseason 5 UCLAR NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 6 UtahRT NA WAC
1 Preseason 7 VillanovaR NA Big East
1 Preseason 8 North CarolinaTF NA ACC
1 Preseason 9 Michigan  NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 10 DukeR NA ACC
1 Preseason 11 Iowa State NA Big 12
1 Preseason 12 Syracuse  NA Big East
1 Preseason 13 Arkansas  NA SEC
1 Preseason 14 Fresno State R NA WAC
1 Preseason 15 Massachusetts NA A-10
1 Preseason 16 Texas NA Big 12
1 Preseason 17 New Mexico NA WAC
1 Preseason 18 Stanford NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 19 ArizonaFN NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 20 Clemson NA ACC
1 Preseason 21 Boston CollegeRT NA Big East
1 Preseason 22 MinnesotaRF NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 23 Iowa NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 24 George Washington  NA A-10
1 Preseason 25 MarquetteT NA CUSA

Coaches' Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
19 Postseason 1 ArizonaFN Up  Pac-10
19 Postseason 2 KentuckyTF Up  SEC
19 Postseason 3 MinnesotaRF Up  Big Ten
19 Postseason 4 North CarolinaTF Up  ACC
19 Postseason 5 KansasRT Up  Big 12
19 Postseason 6 UtahRT Up  WAC
19 Postseason 7 UCLAR Up  Pac-10
19 Postseason 8 Clemson Up  ACC
19 Postseason 9 Wake Forest Up  ACC
19 Postseason 10 Louisville Up  CUSA
19 Postseason 11 DukeR Up  ACC
19 Postseason 12 Stanford Up  Pac-10
19 Postseason 13 Iowa State Up  Big 12
19 Postseason 14 South CarolinaR Up  SEC
19 Postseason 15 Providence Up  Big East
19 Postseason 16 CincinnatiR Up  CUSA
19 Postseason 17 Saint Joseph'sRT Up  A-10
19 Postseason 18 California Up  Pac-10
19 Postseason 19 New Mexico Up  WAC
19 Postseason 20 Texas Up  Big 12
19 Postseason 21 College of CharlestonRT Up  A-Sun
19 Postseason 22 XavierR Up  A-10
19 Postseason 23 Boston CollegeRT Up  Big East
19 Postseason 24 Michigan  Up  Big Ten
19 Postseason 25 Colorado Up  Big 12
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Final 1 KansasRT NA Big 12
1 Final 2 UtahRT NA WAC
1 Final 3 MinnesotaRF NA Big Ten
1 Final 4 KentuckyTF NA SEC
1 Final 5 North CarolinaTF NA ACC
1 Final 6 South CarolinaR NA SEC
1 Final 7 UCLAR NA Pac-10
1 Final 8 DukeR NA ACC
1 Final 9 Wake Forest NA ACC
1 Final 10 CincinnatiR NA CUSA
1 Final 11 New Mexico NA WAC
1 Final 12 Clemson NA ACC
1 Final 13 ArizonaFN NA Pac-10
1 Final 14 XavierR NA A-10
1 Final 15 Saint Joseph'sRT NA A-10
1 Final 16 VillanovaR NA Big East
1 Final 17 Iowa State NA Big 12
1 Final 18 College of CharlestonRT NA A-Sun
1 Final 19 Maryland NA ACC
1 Final 20 Boston CollegeRT NA Big East
1 Final 21 Stanford NA Pac-10
1 Final 22 Georgia NA SEC
1 Final 23 Colorado NA Big 12
1 Final 24 Illinois NA Big Ten
1 Final 25 Louisville NA CUSA