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North Carolina is unanimous No. 1

North Carolina ended the college basketball season the way it started -- a unanimous No. 1 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll.

The Tar Heels (34-4), who were the unanimous preseason No. 1 last fall, finished with 775 points and all 31 first-place votes. North Carolina was No. 3 in the final regular-season coaches' poll on March 15th.

Michigan State, which UNC routed on Monday night for the Division I championship, was ranked No. 2, followed by fellow Final Four teams Connecticut and Villanova. Louisville, which was ranked No. 1 in the final regular-season poll, fell to No. 5.

Pittsburgh, also ended the season where it started, at No. 6. Oklahoma, Missouri, Memphis and Kansas rounded out the top 10.

Villanova was among the highest climbers in the poll, rising from No. 12 in the last regular season poll to No. 4 in Tuesday's final poll. Wake Forest took the deepest plunge, falling to No. 20 from No. 11.

Duke, which had been No. 5 in the last regular season poll, fell to No. 11. The Blue Devils were followed by Syracuse, Gonzaga, Purdue, Xavier, Washington, LSU, UCLA, Arizona State and Wake Forest.

Joining the poll were No. 23 Texas and No. 24 Arizona, while previous No. 21 Clemson and No. 25 Utah State fell out.

Rounding out the poll were No. 21 Marquette, No. 22 Florida State and No. 25 Butler.