2004-2005

North Carolina Crowned National Champs

North Carolina had been ranked No. 1 in Dunkel since early January and showed that it was well deserved as the Tar Heels defeated Illinois (75-70) to win the NCAA college basketball championship.  Sean May led the way for the Heels with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Raymond Felton added 17 points and Rashad McCants chipped in 14.  It was the fourth title for North Carolina and the first for head coach Roy Williams, who had come close a number of times before.  But it was not without drama as Illinois fought back from a 15-point second-half deficit to tie the game on two occasions before losing just its second game of the season.  Luther Head led the Illini with 21 points.  The other two teams to make the Final Four — Louisville and Michigan State — finished third and ninth in the final Dunkel rankings, respectively.  South Carolina, which won the NIT, finished No. 31.  Here are the final rankings for the 2005 college basketball season.

TEAMS RATING OVERALL
RECORD
CONFERENCE
RECORD
CONFERENCE
1 North Carolina 80.4 33-4 14-2 ACC
2 Illinois 77.7 37-2 15-1 Big Ten
3 Louisville 74.8 33-5 14-2 Conference USA
4 Arizona 74.8 30-7 15-3 Pacific-10
5 Duke 73.8 27-6 11-5 ACC
6 Villanova 73.7 24-8 11-5 Big East
7 Wake Forest 73.1 27-6 13-3 ACC
8 Florida 73.0 24-8 12-4 SEC
9 Michigan State 72.8 26-7 13-3 Big Ten
10 Washington 72.5 29-6 14-4 Pacific-10
11 Kentucky 71.8 28-6 14-2 SEC
12 Oklahoma State 71.7 26-7 11-5 Big 12
13 Connecticut 71.3 23-8 13-3 Big East
14 Wisconsin 71.1 25-9 11-5 Big Ten
15 North Carolina St. 71.0 21-14 7-9 ACC
16 Alabama 70.7 24-8 12-4 SEC
17 Oklahoma 70.6 25-8 12-4 Big 12
18 Georgia Tech 70.2 20-12 8-8 ACC
19 Syracuse 69.9 27-7 11-5 Big East
20 West Virginia 69.5 24-11 8-8 Big East
21 Louisiana State 69.2 20-10 12-4 SEC
22 Utah State 68.9 24-8 13-5 Big West
23 Memphis 68.9 22-16 9-7 Conference USA
24 Gonzaga 68.8 26-5 12-2 West Coast
25 Utah 68.8 29-6 13-1 Mountain West
26 Kansas 68.6 23-7 12-4 Big 12
27 Texas Tech 68.2 22-11 10-6 Big 12
28 Pittsburgh 67.7 20-9 10-6 Big East
29 New Mexico 67.7 26-7 10-4 Mountain West
30 Cincinnati 67.5 25-8 12-4 Conference USA
31 South Carolina 67.4 20-13 7-9 SEC
32 Creighton 67.3 23-11 11-7 Missouri Valley
33 Mississippi State 67.3 23-11 9-7 SEC
34 St. Joseph’s 67.3 24-12 14-2 Atlantic 10
35 Vanderbilt 66.7 20-14 8-8 SEC
36 WI-Milwaukee 66.5 26-6 14-2 Horizon
37 Iowa State 66.2 19-12 9-7 Big 12
38 Texas A&M 65.9 21-10 8-8 Big 12
39 Boston College 65.8 25-5 13-3 Big East
40 Iowa 65.7 21-12 7-9 Big Ten
41 Clemson 65.7 16-16 5-11 ACC
42 Pacific 65.6 27-4 18-0 Big West
43 UCLA 65.5 18-11 11-7 Pacific-10
44 Maryland 65.5 19-13 7-9 ACC
45 George Washington 65.4 22-8 11-5 Atlantic 10
46 Southern Illinois 65.3 27-8 15-3 Missouri Valley
47 Ohio State 65.2 20-12 8-8 Big Ten
48 Minnesota 65.1 21-11 10-6 Big Ten
49 UAB 65.1 22-11 10-6 Conference USA
50 Texas 65.0 20-11 9-7 Big 12
51 Indiana 64.9 15-14 10-6 Big Ten
52 Georgetown 64.9 19-13 8-8 Big East
53 TX-El Paso 64.8 27-8 14-4 WAC
54 Kansas State 64.4 17-12 6-10 Big 12
55 Tennessee 64.2 14-17 6-10 SEC
56 Stanford 64.1 18-13 11-7 Pacific-10
57 DePaul 63.8 20-11 10-6 Conference USA
58 Nevada 63.7 25-7 16-2 WAC
59 Washington State 63.5 12-16 7-11 Pacific-10
60 Nebraska 63.2 14-14 7-9 Big 12
61 LA-Lafayette 63.2 20-11 11-4 Sun Belt
62 Miami, FL 63.1 16-13 7-9 ACC
63 Wichita State 63.1 22-10 12-6 Missouri Valley
64 Air Force 62.9 18-12 9-5 Mountain West
65 Vermont 62.7 25-7 16-2 America East
66 Buffalo 62.5 23-10 11-7 Mid-American
67 Virginia Tech 62.4 16-14 8-8 ACC
68 Charlotte 62.2 21-8 12-4 Conference USA
69 Colorado 62.2 14-16 4-12 Big 12
70 Missouri 62.1 16-17 7-9 Big 12
71 Ohio U. 62.1 21-11 11-7 Mid-American
72 Arizona State 62.0 18-14 7-11 Pacific-10
73 UNLV 62.0 17-14 7-7 Mountain West
74 Xavier 61.9 17-12 10-6 Atlantic 10
75 St. Mary’s, CA 61.8 25-9 11-3 West Coast
76 SW Missouri State 61.7 19-13 10-8 Missouri Valley
77 Providence 61.5 14-17 4-12 Big East
78 Southern California 61.2 13-17 5-13 Pacific-10
79 Northern Iowa 61.1 21-11 11-7 Missouri Valley
80 Oregon State 61.0 17-15 8-10 Pacific-10
81 Virginia 61.0 14-15 4-12 ACC
82 Arkansas 60.9 18-12 6-10 SEC
83 San Diego U. 60.8 16-13 7-7 West Coast
84 Oregon 60.7 14-13 6-12 Pacific-10
85 Old Dominion 60.7 28-6 15-3 Colonial Athletic
86 Notre Dame 60.6 17-12 9-7 Big East
87 Oral Roberts 60.5 25-8 13-3 Mid-Continent
88 Western Michigan 60.5 20-13 11-7 Mid-American
89 Miami, OH 60.2 19-11 12-6 Mid-American
90 Fullerton State 60.2 21-11 12-6 Big West
91 St. John’s 60.1 9-18 3-13 Big East
92 Mississippi 60.0 14-17 4-12 SEC
93 Florida State 59.9 12-19 4-12 ACC
94 CS-Northridge 59.9 18-13 12-6 Big West
95 Holy Cross 59.9 25-7 13-1 Patriot League
96 Davidson 59.9 23-9 16-0 Southern
97 Rice 59.8 19-12 12-6 WAC
98 South Florida 59.8 14-16 5-11 Conference USA
99 Toledo 59.7 16-13 11-7 Mid-American
100 Akron 59.5 19-10 11-7 Mid-American
101 Wyoming 59.5 15-13 7-7 Mountain West
102 Kent State 59.4 20-13 11-7 Mid-American
103 TCU 59.4 21-14 8-8 Conference USA
104 Northwestern 59.3 15-16 6-10 Big Ten
105 Pennsylvania 59.2 20-9 13-1 Ivy League
106 Pepperdine 59.2 17-14 6-8 West Coast
107 Denver 58.8 20-11 12-3 Sun Belt
108 St. Louis 58.8 9-21 6-10 Conference USA
109 Western Kentucky 58.8 22-9 9-5 Sun Belt
110 Seton Hall 58.7 12-16 4-12 Big East
111 SMU 58.4 14-14 9-9 WAC
112 Santa Clara 58.2 15-16 7-7 West Coast
113 Temple 58.1 16-14 11-5 Atlantic 10
114 Purdue 58.1 7-21 3-13 Big Ten
115 Drake 58.1 13-16 7-11 Missouri Valley
116 Hofstra 57.9 21-9 12-6 Colonial Athletic
117 Bucknell 57.9 23-10 10-4 Patriot League
118 Ball State 57.8 15-13 10-8 Mid-American
119 Auburn 57.7 14-17 4-12 SEC
120 Dayton 57.6 18-11 10-6 Atlantic 10
121 Winthrop 57.6 27-6 15-1 Big South
122 Detroit 57.5 14-16 9-7 Horizon
123 Houston 57.3 18-14 9-7 Conference USA
124 Niagara 57.3 20-10 13-5 Metro Atlantic
125 Marquette 57.2 19-12 7-9 Conference USA
126 Colorado State 57.2 11-17 3-11 Mountain West
127 Middle Tennessee 57.2 19-12 7-7 Sun Belt
128 Michigan 56.9 13-18 4-12 Big Ten
129 Hawaii 56.9 16-13 7-11 WAC
130 Northeastern 56.6 21-10 15-3 America East
131 San Diego St. 56.6 11-18 4-10 Mountain West
132 Drexel 56.4 17-12 12-6 Colonial Athletic
133 San Francisco 56.1 17-14 6-8 West Coast
134 Illinois State 56.1 17-13 8-10 Missouri Valley
135 Rutgers 56.1 10-19 2-14 Big East
136 SE Louisiana 56.1 24-9 13-3 Southland
137 Northwestern St. 55.9 21-12 13-3 Southland
138 California 55.8 13-16 6-12 Pacific-10
139 Louisiana Tech 55.7 14-15 9-9 WAC
140 AR-Little Rock 55.5 18-10 10-4 Sun Belt
141 Fresno State 55.5 16-14 9-9 WAC
142 Boise State 55.5 16-18 6-12 WAC
143 Richmond 55.4 14-15 8-8 Atlantic 10
144 IUPUI 55.2 16-13 9-7 Mid-Continent
145 Indiana State 55.2 11-21 5-13 Missouri Valley
146 VA Commonwealth 55.1 19-13 13-5 Colonial Athletic
147 Montana 55.1 18-13 9-5 Big Sky
148 Tulsa 55.0 9-20 5-13 WAC
149 Brigham Young 55.0 9-21 3-11 Mountain West
150 Eastern Kentucky 55.0 22-9 11-5 Ohio Valley
151 Oakland 54.9 13-19 7-9 Mid-Continent
152 Bradley 54.9 13-15 6-12 Missouri Valley
153 Georgia 54.8 8-20 2-14 SEC
154 Iona 54.8 15-16 9-9 Metro Atlantic
155 Loyola Marymount 54.7 11-17 3-11 West Coast
156 Col. of Charleston 54.6 18-10 10-6 Southern
157 Northern Illinois 54.6 11-17 7-11 Mid-American
158 Manhattan 54.6 15-14 9-9 Metro Atlantic
159 Illinois-Chicago 54.6 15-14 8-8 Horizon
160 Loyola-Chicago 54.5 13-17 8-8 Horizon
161 Portland U. 54.5 15-15 4-10 West Coast
162 New Orleans 54.4 13-17 7-8 Sun Belt
163 UNC-Wilmington 54.4 19-10 13-5 Colonial Athletic
164 Murray State 54.3 17-11 11-5 Ohio Valley
165 Massachusetts 54.1 16-12 9-7 Atlantic 10
166 Arkansas State 54.1 16-13 7-7 Sun Belt
167 Central Florida 54.1 24-9 14-7 Atlantic Sun
168 Butler 54.0 13-15 7-9 Horizon
169 Fordham 53.7 13-16 8-8 Atlantic 10
170 Bowling Green 53.4 18-11 10-8 Mid-American
171 East Carolina 53.4 9-19 4-12 Conference USA
172 Rider 53.3 19-11 13-5 Metro Atlantic
173 Evansville 53.3 11-17 5-13 Missouri Valley
174 UC-Irvine 53.2 16-13 8-10 Big West
175 Fairfield 53.2 15-15 11-7 Metro Atlantic
176 LaSalle 53.2 10-19 5-11 Atlantic 10
177 Princeton 53.1 15-13 6-8 Ivy League
178 Marshall 53.1 6-22 3-15 Mid-American
179 Chattanooga 53.1 20-11 10-6 Southern
180 Georgia Southern 53.0 18-13 10-6 Southern
181 George Mason 52.9 16-13 10-8 Colonial Athletic
182 Sam Houston St. 52.8 18-12 11-5 Southland
183 St. Peter’s 52.7 15-13 10-8 Metro Atlantic
184 Delaware State 52.6 19-14 14-4 MEAC
185 FL International 52.5 13-17 4-10 Sun Belt
186 UMKC 52.5 16-12 12-4 Mid-Continent
187 South Alabama 52.4 10-18 6-9 Sun Belt
188 Tennessee Tech 52.3 18-11 12-4 Ohio Valley
189 Penn State 52.0 7-23 1-15 Big Ten
190 Fair Dickinson 52.0 20-13 13-5 Northeast
191 Appalachian State 51.8 18-12 9-7 Southern
192 Austin Peay 51.8 13-19 9-7 Ohio Valley
193 Weber State 51.6 14-16 7-7 Big Sky
194 Boston U. 51.5 20-9 14-4 America East
195 Long Beach St. 51.5 10-20 7-11 Big West
196 TX-Corpus Christi 51.4 20-8 0-0 Independent
197 Baylor 51.3 9-19 1-15 Big 12
198 Furman 51.3 16-13 9-7 Southern
199 Wright State 51.3 15-15 8-8 Horizon
200 SE Missouri State 51.1 15-14 9-7 Ohio Valley
201 UNC-Greensboro 51.1 18-12 9-7 Southern
202 Valparaiso 51.0 15-16 10-6 Mid-Continent
203 WI-Green Bay 51.0 17-11 10-6 Horizon
204 Binghamton 50.9 12-17 8-10 America East
205 Western Illinois 50.9 11-17 7-9 Mid-Continent
206 Montana State 50.6 14-14 9-5 Big Sky
207 UC-Santa Barbara 50.6 11-18 7-11 Big West
208 Albany 50.5 13-15 9-9 America East
209 Lamar 50.2 18-11 9-7 Southland
210 Rhode Island 50.1 6-22 4-12 Atlantic 10
211 Eastern Michigan 50.1 12-18 5-13 Mid-American
212 North Texas 49.9 14-14 6-9 Sun Belt
213 Belmont 49.9 14-16 12-8 Atlantic Sun
214 Portland State 49.8 19-9 11-3 Big Sky
215 Chicago State 49.8 9-19 7-9 Mid-Continent
216 Duquesne 49.7 8-22 5-11 Atlantic 10
217 TX-San Antonio 49.6 15-13 10-6 Southland
218 Delaware 49.6 11-20 7-11 Colonial Athletic
219 Cornell 49.6 13-14 8-6 Ivy League
220 Wagner 49.4 13-17 10-8 Northeast
221 Birm. Southern 49.4 16-14 7-9 Big South
222 Hampton 49.3 17-13 13-5 MEAC
223 Wofford 49.2 14-14 7-9 Southern
224 Gardner Webb 49.2 18-12 13-8 Atlantic Sun
225 Tulane 49.1 10-18 4-12 Conference USA
226 Yale 49.0 11-16 7-7 Ivy League
227 South Carolina St. 48.9 19-12 11-7 MEAC
228 Mercer 48.9 16-12 11-9 Atlantic Sun
229 Eastern Illinois 48.9 12-16 7-9 Ohio Valley
230 Utah Valley State 48.8 16-12 0-0 Independent
231 Southern Miss 48.7 11-17 2-14 Conference USA
232 Harvard 48.6 12-15 7-7 Ivy League
233 Samford 48.6 15-13 10-6 Ohio Valley
234 Sacramento State 48.6 12-16 8-6 Big Sky
235 Monmouth 48.4 16-13 14-4 Northeast
236 Lehigh 48.4 14-15 7-7 Patriot League
237 McNeese State 48.2 13-15 8-8 Southland
238 Northern Arizona 48.2 11-17 4-10 Big Sky
239 UC Davis 48.2 11-17 0-0 Independent
240 American U. 48.1 16-12 8-6 Patriot League
241 Georgia State 48.1 14-15 11-9 Atlantic Sun
242 East Tennessee St. 48.0 10-19 4-12 Southern
243 Tennessee State 47.9 14-17 9-7 Ohio Valley
244 Liberty 47.8 13-15 11-5 Big South
245 Central Michigan 47.6 10-18 4-14 Mid-American
246 Idaho 47.6 8-22 6-12 Big West
247 East. Washington 47.5 8-20 5-9 Big Sky
248 Troy State 47.5 12-18 10-10 Atlantic Sun
249 Cleveland State 47.4 9-17 6-10 Horizon
250 Lipscomb 47.4 16-12 11-9 Atlantic Sun
251 Stony Brook 47.4 12-17 6-12 America East
252 Canisius 47.3 11-18 8-10 Metro Atlantic
253 Brown 47.2 12-16 5-9 Ivy League
254 Coppin State 46.9 14-15 13-5 MEAC
255 Elon U. 46.7 8-23 5-11 Southern
256 Florida Atlantic 46.5 10-17 10-10 Atlantic Sun
257 UC-Riverside 46.5 9-19 4-14 Big West
258 Marist 46.4 11-17 8-10 Metro Atlantic
259 Maine 46.4 14-15 8-10 America East
260 San Jose State 46.3 6-23 3-15 WAC
261 Jacksonville U., FL 46.3 16-13 11-9 Atlantic Sun
262 Southern Utah 46.2 13-15 6-10 Mid-Continent
263 High Point 46.0 13-18 7-9 Big South
264 Central Conn. 46.0 12-16 8-10 Northeast
265 Texas State 45.8 14-14 8-8 Southland
266 Charleston Sthrn. 45.8 13-17 7-9 Big South
267 MD-Baltimore Co. 45.7 11-18 5-13 America East
268 LIU Brooklyn 45.6 14-15 10-8 Northeast
269 Siena 45.5 6-24 4-14 Metro Atlantic
270 St. Francis, NY 45.4 13-15 9-9 Northeast
271 Stephen F. Austin 45.4 12-15 6-10 Southland
272 New Hampshire 45.4 9-19 5-13 America East
273 Morehead State 45.4 11-16 5-11 Ohio Valley
274 Navy 45.4 9-19 5-9 Patriot League
275 Dartmouth 45.2 10-17 7-7 Ivy League
276 IPFW 45.2 7-22 0-0 Independent
277 Robert Morris 45.2 14-15 11-7 Northeast
278 William & Mary 45.1 8-21 3-15 Colonial Athletic
279 New Mexico St. 45.1 6-24 1-14 Sun Belt
280 Alabama A&M 44.9 18-14 12-6 SWAC
281 TX-Arlington 44.8 13-15 7-9 Southland
282 UNC-Asheville 44.6 11-17 8-8 Big South
283 Colgate 44.4 12-16 7-7 Patriot League
284 Western Carolina 44.2 8-22 3-13 Southern
285 Stetson 44.2 10-17 8-12 Atlantic Sun
286 Coastal Carolina 44.0 10-19 7-9 Big South
287 St. Francis, PA 43.9 15-13 10-8 Northeast
288 Radford 43.8 12-16 7-9 Big South
289 South Dakota State 43.8 2-11 0-0 Independent
290 Norfolk State 43.7 13-14 11-7 MEAC
291 Morgan State 43.5 14-16 11-7 MEAC
292 Jacksonville St. 43.5 7-22 2-14 Ohio Valley
293 LA-Monroe 43.5 8-19 2-14 Southland
294 Miss. Valley St. 43.2 13-15 11-7 SWAC
295 Columbia 43.2 12-15 3-11 Ivy League
296 CalPoly-SLO 43.2 5-22 3-15 Big West
297 Youngstown State 43.2 5-23 2-14 Horizon
298 Tennessee-Martin 43.1 6-21 3-13 Ohio Valley
299 VMI 43.1 9-18 3-13 Big South
300 Grambling 42.4 14-12 11-7 SWAC
301 Loyola-MD 42.3 6-22 5-13 Metro Atlantic
302 Florida A&M 42.3 14-15 10-8 MEAC
303 Idaho State 41.7 9-18 3-11 Big Sky
304 TX-Pan American 41.5 12-16 0-0 Independent
305 Towson 41.4 5-24 2-16 Colonial Athletic
306 Southern U. 41.2 14-15 10-8 SWAC
307 Lafayette 41.1 9-19 5-9 Patriot League
308 Centenary 41.1 3-24 1-15 Mid-Continent
309 Texas Southern 40.9 11-15 9-9 SWAC
310 Mt. St. Mary’s 40.8 7-20 5-13 Northeast
311 St. Bonaventure 40.6 2-26 1-15 Atlantic 10
312 James Madison 40.3 6-22 3-15 Colonial Athletic
313 Jackson State 40.0 15-17 10-8 SWAC
314 Quinnipiac 40.0 10-17 6-12 Northeast
315 Alabama State 39.8 15-15 11-7 SWAC
316 Nicholls State 39.6 6-21 1-15 Southland
317 The Citadel 39.6 12-16 4-12 Southern
318 Northern Colorado 39.4 8-21 0-0 Independent
319 Bethune-Cookman 39.1 13-17 8-10 MEAC
320 Hartford 39.0 8-20 4-14 America East
321 Sacred Heart 38.0 4-23 3-15 Northeast
322 Campbell 37.5 2-25 0-20 Atlantic Sun
323 North Carolina A&T 37.4 6-24 5-13 MEAC
324 North Dakota State 36.4 0-7 0-0 Independent
325 AR-Pine Bluff 35.7 7-21 5-13 SWAC
326 Army 35.1 3-24 1-13 Patriot League
327 Longwood 35.1 1-30 0-0 Independent
328 Prairie View 33.3 5-23 5-13 SWAC
329 Alcorn State 33.0 7-22 6-12 SWAC
330 Howard 32.9 5-23 2-16 MEAC
331 Savannah State 25.8 0-28 0-0 Independent
332 MD-Eastern Shore 25.5 2-26 1-17 MEAC