|1||Connecticut Huskies (30)||32-8||791||19||10/NR|
|2||Kentucky Wildcats (1)||29-11||759||22||1/NR|
|7||Wichita State Shockers (1)||35-1||583||2||2/16/2014|
|8||Michigan State Spartans||29-9||553||13||1/22/2014|
|11||Iowa State Cyclones||28-8||457||9||7/NR|
|12||San Diego State Aztecs||31-5||453||11||5/NR|
|16||Duke Blue Devils||26-9||276||6||4/20/2014|
|21||North Carolina Tar Heels||24-10||156||18||11/NR|
|25||Saint Louis Billikens||27-7||75||21||8/NR|
|Others Receiving Votes New Mexico 50; Oklahoma 33; Memphis 23; Harvard 21; Ohio State 21; Oregon 14; Texas 12; Virginia Commonwealth 11; Pittsburgh 10; Gonzaga 10; St. Joseph?s 9; Stephen F. Austin 7; Southern Methodist 7; Minnesota 7; Florida State 4; Clemson 1; North Dakota State 1.|
The biggest shock here might be the Shockers sliding past Michigan State to 7th despite bowing out of the tournament in the first weekend. Of course, that was Wichita State's first and only loss of the season, and it came to the eventual runner up. Nevermind, as Tom Izzo has been working on his list of excuses for the past week, so he will have the covered by the time there is another press conference.
As for the home team, Michigan ends 6th, one behind fellow Elite Eight loser Arizona. No complaints here. The more remarkable thing is that Michigan had such a wide swing in the polls. The highest Michigan was ranked before this was eighth. Of course, Michigan also spent over a month out of the polls entirely. Just another example of Michigan's big mid season turn around.
Now, *sob* comes the off season.