2003-2004

Connecticut Crowned National Champs Again

For the second time in five years, the Connecticut Huskies have been crowned national champions in college basketball.  Replicating their feat from 1999, the Huskies defeated Georgia Tech, 82-73, to complete a run through the tourney that saw them jump from fourth in the Dunkel Index to No. 1.  Connecticut’s dominance was apparent all evening.  Led by Emeka Okafor (24 pts.) and Ben Gordon (21), UConn built a 25-point second half lead before putting a stop to a late Georgia Tech run.  Duke, which came within a point a beating UConn in the semifinals, finishes No. 2 in the Index with Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech and Kentucky rounding out the Top Five.  Here are the final rankings for the 2003-04 college basketball season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD CONFERENCE
RECORD
CONFERENCE
1 Connecticut 78.2 33-6 12-4 Big East
2 Duke 77.3 31-6 13-3 ACC
3 Oklahoma State 75.5 31-4 14-2 Big 12
4 Georgia Tech 74.4 28-10 9-7 ACC
5 Kentucky 74.2 27-5 13-3 SEC
6 Xavier 73.9 26-11 10-6 Atlantic 10
7 Pittsburgh 72.9 31-5 13-3 Big East
8 Wisconsin 72.5 25-7 12-4 Big Ten
9 Stanford 72.2 30-2 17-1 Pacific-10
10 Kansas 71.9 24-9 12-4 Big 12
11 Maryland 71.6 20-12 7-9 ACC
12 St. Joseph’s 71.6 30-2 16-0 Atlantic 10
13 Illinois 71.4 26-7 13-3 Big Ten
14 North Carolina 71.3 19-11 8-8 ACC
15 North Carolina St. 70.9 21-10 11-5 ACC
16 Mississippi State 70.6 26-4 14-2 SEC
17 Nevada 70.6 25-9 13-5 WAC
18 Texas 70.4 25-8 12-4 Big 12
19 Alabama 70.1 20-13 8-8 SEC
20 Gonzaga 69.8 28-3 14-0 West Coast
21 Boston College 69.4 24-10 10-6 Big East
22 Wake Forest 69.2 21-10 9-7 ACC
23 Vanderbilt 69.1 23-10 8-8 SEC
24 Syracuse 69.0 23-8 11-5 Big East
25 Cincinnati 68.1 25-7 12-4 Conference USA
26 Washington 68.0 19-12 12-6 Pacific-10
27 Florida 68.0 20-11 9-7 SEC
28 Florida State 67.9 19-14 6-10 ACC
29 Memphis 67.5 22-8 12-4 Conference USA
30 Michigan State 67.4 18-12 12-4 Big Ten
31 UAB 67.2 22-10 12-4 Conference USA
32 Louisville 67.1 20-10 9-7 Conference USA
33 Western Michigan 67.1 26-5 15-3 Mid-American
34 Arizona 67.1 20-10 11-7 Pacific-10
35 Texas Tech 67.0 23-11 9-7 Big 12
36 Michigan 67.0 23-11 8-8 Big Ten
37 Georgia 66.7 16-14 7-9 SEC
38 DePaul 66.2 22-10 12-4 Conference USA
39 Notre Dame 65.9 19-13 9-7 Big East
40 Brigham Young 65.9 21-9 10-4 Mountain West
41 Iowa State 65.8 20-13 7-9 Big 12
42 Utah 65.8 24-9 9-5 Mountain West
43 Charlotte 65.3 21-9 12-4 Conference USA
44 Villanova 65.2 18-17 6-10 Big East
45 TX-El Paso 65.2 24-8 13-5 WAC
46 Seton Hall 65.1 21-10 10-6 Big East
47 Virginia 64.9 18-13 6-10 ACC
48 Richmond 64.7 20-13 10-6 Atlantic 10
49 Nebraska 64.6 18-13 6-10 Big 12
50 Providence 64.6 20-9 11-5 Big East
51 Oklahoma 64.5 20-11 8-8 Big 12
52 Oregon 64.4 18-13 9-9 Pacific-10
53 South Carolina 64.4 23-11 8-8 SEC
54 Colorado 64.3 18-11 10-6 Big 12
55 Manhattan 64.3 25-6 16-2 Metro Atlantic
56 Pacific 64.2 25-8 17-1 Big West
57 Boise State 63.7 23-10 12-6 WAC
58 Missouri 63.5 16-14 9-7 Big 12
59 Auburn 63.4 14-14 5-11 SEC
60 Northern Iowa 63.3 21-10 12-6 Missouri Valley
61 Southern Illinois 63.3 25-5 17-1 Missouri Valley
62 Dayton 62.9 24-9 12-4 Atlantic 10
63 Rutgers 62.8 20-13 7-9 Big East
64 Marquette 62.6 19-12 8-8 Conference USA
65 LA-Lafayette 62.4 20-9 12-3 Sun Belt
66 UNLV 62.3 18-13 7-7 Mountain West
67 George Washington 62.2 18-12 11-5 Atlantic 10
68 Rhode Island 62.2 20-14 7-9 Atlantic 10
69 Southwest Missouri 62.2 19-14 9-9 Missouri Valley
70 St. Mary’s, CA 62.1 19-12 9-5 West Coast
71 Hawaii 62.0 21-12 11-7 WAC
72 West Virginia 61.8 17-14 7-9 Big East
73 WI-Milwaukee 61.8 20-11 13-3 Horizon
74 Air Force 61.8 22-7 12-2 Mountain West
75 Wichita State 61.6 21-11 12-6 Missouri Valley
76 Washington State 61.5 13-16 7-11 Pacific-10
77 Kansas State 61.4 14-14 6-10 Big 12
78 VA Commonwealth 61.4 23-8 14-4 Colonial Athletic
79 East Tennessee St. 61.4 27-6 15-1 Southern
80 Utah State 61.3 25-4 17-1 Big West
81 Murray State 61.3 28-6 14-2 Ohio Valley
82 Iowa 61.2 16-13 9-7 Big Ten
83 Tennessee 61.1 15-14 7-9 SEC
84 Arkansas 61.1 12-16 4-12 SEC
85 St. Louis 60.9 19-13 9-7 Conference USA
86 Louisiana State 60.9 18-11 8-8 SEC
87 Southern California 60.5 13-15 8-10 Pacific-10
88 Central Florida 60.3 25-6 17-3 Atlantic Sun
89 Indiana 60.2 14-15 7-9 Big Ten
90 Illinois-Chicago 60.2 24-8 12-4 Horizon
91 Buffalo 60.2 17-12 11-7 Mid-American
92 Virginia Tech 60.0 15-14 7-9 Big East
93 Northwestern 59.9 14-15 8-8 Big Ten
94 Clemson 59.8 10-18 3-13 ACC
95 Colorado State 59.7 13-16 4-10 Mountain West
96 East Carolina 59.6 13-14 5-11 Conference USA
97 Temple 59.5 15-14 9-7 Atlantic 10
98 California 59.5 13-15 9-9 Pacific-10
99 Purdue 59.4 17-14 7-9 Big Ten
100 Creighton 59.4 20-9 12-6 Missouri Valley
101 Minnesota 59.1 12-18 3-13 Big Ten
102 George Mason 59.1 23-10 12-6 Colonial Athletic
103 New Mexico 58.9 14-14 5-9 Mountain West
104 Mississippi 58.9 13-15 5-11 SEC
105 Kent State 58.7 22-9 13-5 Mid-American
106 Oregon State 58.7 12-16 6-12 Pacific-10
107 Troy State 58.5 23-7 18-2 Atlantic Sun
108 Niagara 58.5 22-10 13-5 Metro Atlantic
109 East. Washington 58.4 17-13 11-3 Big Sky
110 Detroit 58.4 19-11 10-6 Horizon
111 Miami, FL 58.3 14-16 4-12 Big East
112 Wyoming 58.2 11-17 4-10 Mountain West
113 Fresno State 58.2 14-15 10-8 WAC
114 Butler 58.1 16-14 8-8 Horizon
115 Ohio State 57.9 14-16 6-10 Big Ten
116 Toledo 57.9 20-11 12-6 Mid-American
117 Pepperdine 57.9 15-15 9-5 West Coast
118 Austin Peay 57.7 22-10 16-0 Ohio Valley
119 San Diego St. 57.6 14-16 5-9 Mountain West
120 UCLA 57.5 11-17 7-11 Pacific-10
121 Middle Tennessee 57.5 17-12 8-6 Sun Belt
122 Princeton 57.3 20-8 13-1 Ivy League
123 Pennsylvania 57.2 17-10 10-4 Ivy League
124 Rice 56.8 22-11 12-6 WAC
125 Louisiana Tech 56.8 15-15 8-10 WAC
126 Miami, OH 56.7 18-11 12-6 Mid-American
127 CS-Northridge 56.6 14-16 7-11 Big West
128 TCU 56.6 12-17 7-9 Conference USA
129 Duquesne 56.3 12-17 6-10 Atlantic 10
130 Georgetown 56.1 13-15 4-12 Big East
131 AR-Little Rock 56.1 17-12 9-5 Sun Belt
132 Valparaiso 56.0 18-13 11-5 Mid-Continent
133 UC-Santa Barbara 55.9 16-12 10-8 Big West
134 Georgia State 55.8 20-9 14-6 Atlantic Sun
135 Old Dominion 55.6 17-12 11-7 Colonial Athletic
136 Fairfield 55.6 18-11 12-6 Metro Atlantic
137 Belmont 55.5 21-9 15-5 Atlantic Sun
138 Idaho 55.5 14-16 9-9 Big West
139 IUPUI 55.5 21-11 10-6 Mid-Continent
140 Western Kentucky 55.5 15-13 8-6 Sun Belt
141 New Orleans 55.5 17-14 9-6 Sun Belt
142 Santa Clara 55.5 16-16 6-8 West Coast
143 Baylor 55.4 8-21 3-13 Big 12
144 Davidson 55.4 17-12 11-5 Southern
145 Ball State 55.3 14-15 10-8 Mid-American
146 Drake 55.3 12-16 7-11 Missouri Valley
147 Illinois State 55.3 10-19 4-14 Missouri Valley
148 Vermont 55.1 22-9 15-3 America East
149 Drexel 55.1 18-11 13-5 Colonial Athletic
150 Arizona State 55.0 10-17 4-14 Pacific-10
151 Boston U. 54.9 23-6 17-1 America East
152 Tenn. Chattanooga 54.9 19-11 10-6 Southern
153 NC-Wilmington 54.8 15-15 9-9 Colonial Athletic
154 MO-Kansas City 54.7 15-14 9-7 Mid-Continent
155 Bradley 54.7 15-16 7-11 Missouri Valley
156 Delaware 54.6 16-12 10-8 Colonial Athletic
157 Southern Miss 54.5 13-15 6-10 Conference USA
158 SMU 54.5 12-18 5-13 WAC
159 San Francisco 54.4 17-14 7-7 West Coast
160 Arkansas State 54.3 17-11 7-7 Sun Belt
161 Loyola Marymount 53.9 15-14 7-7 West Coast
162 St. John’s 53.7 6-21 1-15 Big East
163 Oral Roberts 53.7 17-11 10-6 Mid-Continent
164 Col. of Charleston 53.7 20-9 11-5 Southern
165 Liberty 53.4 18-15 12-4 Big South
166 Bowling Green 53.4 14-17 8-10 Mid-American
167 Indiana State 53.4 9-19 5-13 Missouri Valley
168 South Alabama 53.4 12-16 6-9 Sun Belt
169 Akron 53.3 13-15 7-11 Mid-American
170 Weber State 53.2 15-14 7-7 Big Sky
171 South Florida 53.2 7-20 1-15 Conference USA
172 Marshall 53.2 12-17 8-10 Mid-American
173 Oakland 53.0 13-17 6-10 Mid-Continent
174 S.F. Austin 52.9 21-9 10-6 Southland
175 Portland U. 52.6 11-17 5-9 West Coast
176 Massachusetts 52.5 10-19 4-12 Atlantic 10
177 Siena 52.5 14-16 9-9 Metro Atlantic
178 UC-Riverside 52.4 11-17 7-11 Big West
179 Hofstra 52.4 14-15 10-8 Colonial Athletic
180 WI-Green Bay 52.4 17-11 11-5 Horizon
181 TX-Arlington 52.3 17-12 11-5 Southland
182 Texas A&M 52.2 7-21 0-16 Big 12
183 Loyola-Chicago 52.2 9-20 4-12 Horizon
184 Chicago State 52.1 12-20 9-7 Mid-Continent
185 Furman 52.1 17-12 8-8 Southern
186 North Texas 52.1 13-15 8-7 Sun Belt
187 Tulane 52.0 11-17 4-12 Conference USA
188 Maine 51.9 20-10 12-6 America East
189 LaSalle 51.9 10-20 5-11 Atlantic 10
190 St. Peter’s 51.9 17-12 12-6 Metro Atlantic
191 Northern Arizona 51.8 15-14 7-7 Big Sky
192 Birm. Southern 51.8 19-7 12-4 Big South
193 Houston 51.8 9-18 3-13 Conference USA
194 Wright State 51.8 14-14 10-6 Horizon
195 Ohio U. 51.8 10-20 7-11 Mid-American
196 Sacramento State 51.7 13-15 7-7 Big Sky
197 Northern Illinois 51.7 10-20 5-13 Mid-American
198 CS-Fullerton 51.6 11-17 7-11 Big West
199 Brown 51.6 14-13 10-4 Ivy League
200 Centenary 51.6 16-12 10-6 Mid-Continent
201 Georgia Southern 51.6 21-8 11-5 Southern
202 New Mexico St. 51.5 13-14 6-9 Sun Belt
203 Tulsa 51.5 9-20 5-13 WAC
204 Evansville 51.4 7-22 5-13 Missouri Valley
205 Iona 51.2 11-18 8-10 Metro Atlantic
206 UC-Irvine 51.1 11-17 6-12 Big West
207 Lehigh 50.8 20-11 10-4 Patriot League
208 Northeastern 50.7 19-11 13-5 America East
209 CalPoly-SLO 50.7 11-16 6-12 Big West
210 American U. 50.7 18-13 10-4 Patriot League
211 TX-San Antonio 50.7 20-13 11-5 Southland
212 Holy Cross 50.6 13-15 7-7 Patriot League
213 Montana 50.5 10-18 6-8 Big Sky
214 Denver 50.5 14-13 6-9 Sun Belt
215 Eastern Michigan 50.4 13-15 7-11 Mid-American
216 Morehead State 50.3 16-13 10-6 Ohio Valley
217 TX-Pan American 50.2 13-14 0-0 Independent
218 Bucknell 50.2 14-15 9-5 Patriot League
219 Miss. Valley St. 50.1 22-7 16-2 SWAC
220 Penn State 49.9 9-19 3-13 Big Ten
221 Monmouth 49.6 21-12 12-6 Northeast
222 Montana State 49.5 14-13 6-8 Big Sky
223 Eastern Kentucky 49.4 14-15 8-8 Ohio Valley
224 Jacksonville St. 49.3 14-14 7-9 Ohio Valley
225 San Jose State 49.3 6-23 1-17 WAC
226 Canisius 49.2 10-20 5-13 Metro Atlantic
227 SE Louisiana 49.1 20-9 11-5 Southland
228 Elon U. 49.0 12-18 7-9 Southern
229 Yale 48.9 12-15 7-7 Ivy League
230 Central Conn. 48.5 14-14 9-9 Northeast
231 McNeese State 48.5 11-16 7-9 Southland
232 Portland State 48.4 11-16 5-9 Big Sky
233 Idaho State 48.2 11-19 7-7 Big Sky
234 Central Michigan 48.1 6-24 2-16 Mid-American
235 TX-Corpus Christi 48.0 14-11 0-0 Independent
236 Fair Dickinson 48.0 17-12 11-7 Northeast
237 Binghamton 47.9 14-15 10-8 America East
238 Rider 47.9 17-14 10-8 Metro Atlantic
239 NC-Greensboro 47.8 11-17 7-9 Southern
240 Western Carolina 47.6 13-15 6-10 Southern
241 Columbia 47.5 10-17 6-8 Ivy League
242 Towson 47.4 8-21 4-14 Colonial Athletic
243 Cornell 47.4 11-16 6-8 Ivy League
244 Southern Utah 47.4 10-18 6-10 Mid-Continent
245 Mercer 47.2 12-18 9-11 Atlantic Sun
246 Winthrop 47.2 16-12 10-6 Big South
247 Florida A&M 47.2 15-17 10-8 MEAC
248 Stony Brook 47.0 10-20 5-13 America East
249 Fordham 47.0 6-22 3-13 Atlantic 10
250 Coastal Carolina 47.0 14-15 8-8 Big South
251 South Carolina St. 47.0 18-11 14-4 MEAC
252 Appalachian State 47.0 9-21 4-12 Southern
253 Florida Atlantic 46.8 9-19 6-14 Atlantic Sun
254 Youngstown State 46.7 8-20 4-12 Horizon
255 Alabama State 46.7 16-15 11-7 SWAC
256 St. Francis, NY 46.6 15-13 12-6 Northeast
257 Mt. St. Mary’s, MD 46.5 10-19 8-10 Northeast
258 Stetson 46.4 12-15 10-10 Atlantic Sun
259 William & Mary 46.1 7-21 4-14 Colonial Athletic
260 Gardner Webb 46.0 9-20 6-14 Atlantic Sun
261 James Madison 45.9 7-21 3-15 Colonial Athletic
262 Coppin State 45.9 18-14 14-4 MEAC
263 Tennessee Tech 45.9 13-15 7-9 Ohio Valley
264 NC-High Point 45.8 19-11 10-6 Big South
265 Delaware State 45.8 13-15 11-7 MEAC
266 Texas State 45.8 13-15 8-8 Southland
267 Hartford 45.7 12-17 6-12 America East
268 St. Bonaventure 45.7 7-21 3-13 Atlantic 10
269 Lafayette 45.6 18-10 9-5 Patriot League
270 St. Francis, PA 45.5 13-15 10-8 Northeast
271 SE Missouri 45.5 11-16 4-12 Ohio Valley
272 New Hampshire 45.4 10-20 5-13 America East
273 Tennessee Martin 45.4 10-18 5-11 Ohio Valley
274 San Diego U. 45.4 4-26 1-13 West Coast
275 Northwestern St. 45.3 11-17 8-8 Southland
276 Radford 45.2 12-16 7-9 Big South
277 Colgate 45.2 15-14 6-8 Patriot League
278 Jacksonville U., FL 44.8 13-15 8-12 Atlantic Sun
279 Long Beach St. 44.8 6-21 4-14 Big West
280 Wagner 44.6 13-16 10-8 Northeast
281 Samford 44.5 12-16 7-9 Ohio Valley
282 Wofford 44.4 9-20 4-12 Southern
283 Robert Morris 44.2 14-15 10-8 Northeast
284 Tennessee State 44.1 7-21 6-10 Ohio Valley
285 Eastern Illinois 43.9 6-21 4-12 Ohio Valley
286 Sam Houston 43.9 13-15 8-8 Southland
287 Hampton 43.7 13-17 11-7 MEAC
288 Norfolk State 43.6 12-17 10-8 MEAC
289 Charleston Sthrn. 43.3 6-22 3-13 Big South
290 MD-Baltimore Co. 42.8 7-21 4-14 America East
291 LA-Monroe 42.8 12-19 8-8 Southland
292 Sacred Heart 42.7 12-15 8-10 Northeast
293 Grambling 42.5 11-18 9-9 SWAC
294 Alabama A&M 42.5 13-17 9-9 SWAC
295 Marist 42.4 6-22 4-14 Metro Atlantic
296 IUPU-Fort Wayne 42.2 3-25 0-0 Independent
297 NC-Asheville 42.1 9-20 6-10 Big South
298 Alcorn State 42.0 11-18 9-9 SWAC
299 Jackson State 42.0 12-17 9-9 SWAC
300 Harvard 41.9 4-23 3-11 Ivy League
301 Southern U. 41.8 11-17 8-10 SWAC
302 Cleveland State 41.5 3-25 0-16 Horizon
303 Western Illinois 41.5 3-25 1-15 Mid-Continent
304 Lipscomb 41.4 7-21 4-16 Atlantic Sun
305 Quinnipiac 41.3 9-20 5-13 Northeast
306 Albany 41.0 5-23 3-15 America East
307 Lamar 40.9 11-18 5-11 Southland
308 Texas Southern 40.8 15-14 11-7 SWAC
309 LIU-Brooklyn 40.5 8-19 4-14 Northeast
310 FL International 40.1 5-22 1-13 Sun Belt
311 Morgan State 39.3 11-16 9-9 MEAC
312 The Citadel 38.9 6-22 2-14 Southern
313 VMI 37.8 6-22 4-12 Big South
314 Bethune-Cookman 37.6 8-21 7-11 MEAC
315 Loyola-MD 37.0 1-27 1-17 Metro Atlantic
316 Navy 36.9 5-23 2-12 Patriot League
317 Dartmouth 36.7 3-25 1-13 Ivy League
318 Howard 35.8 6-22 4-14 MEAC
319 Savannah State 35.7 5-23 0-0 Independent
320 Nicholls State 35.5 6-21 1-15 Southland
321 MD-Eastern Shore 35.2 8-21 6-12 MEAC
322 Campbell 34.2 3-24 3-17 Atlantic Sun
323 Prairie View 34.2 7-20 7-11 SWAC
324 Army 34.1 6-21 3-11 Patriot League
325 NC A&T 33.6 3-25 3-15 MEAC
326 AR-Pine Bluff 28.2 1-26 1-17 SWAC