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Kentucky Got 2 1st-Place Votes In The Final Coaches' Poll Despite Duke Winning It All

Kentucky Coaches Poll 2

Kentucky Coaches Poll 2

The final USA Today Coaches' Poll of the men's college basketball season has been released. 

Unsurprisingly, Duke, which won the national championship Monday night, defeating Wisconsin, 68-63, finishes the year as the No. 1 team. The Badgers, who missed out on giving Bo Ryan his first national title at the Division 1 level, end the year at No. 2.

Somewhat surprisingly, though, is that the Blue Devils were not a unanimous No. 1 team. Kentucky, which fell in the Final Four to Wisconsin, received two first-place votes. 

Here's the full poll:

  1. Duke - 29 first-place votes
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Kentucky - two first-place votes
  4. Arizona
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Gonzaga
  7. Michigan State 
  8. Virginia
  9. Villanova
  10. Louisville
  11. Wichita State
  12. North Carolina
  13. Oklahoma
  14. Northern Iowa
  15. Utah
  16. Maryland
  17. Kansas
  18. West Virginia
  19. Iowa State
  20. Arkansas
  21. Baylor
  22. Xavier
  23. Butler
  24. NC State
  25. Oregon

[USA TODAY]