2002      2003      2004

Champion Second Place Third place (tied) Third place (tied)
Syracuse Kansas Marquette Texas
Jim Boeheim Roy Williams Tom Crean Rick Barnes

Active coaches (10+ games)

Rank Coach, Current school
(*=retired mid-season)
Yrs W-L Pct. Latest Final
All Trn 2003 (seed) All 4 2 1
1 Tom Izzo, Michigan State 8 6 3-1  (7) 19-5 .792 2003 3 1 1
2 Mike Krzyzewski, Duke 28 19 2-1  (3) 60-16 .789 2003 9 7 3
3 Rick Pitino, Louisville 17 9 1-1  (4) 27-8 .771 2003 4 2 1
4 Steve Fisher, San Diego State 13 8   20-7 .741 2002 3 3 1
5 Tubby Smith, Kentucky 12 10 3-1  (1) 23-9 .719 2003 1 1 1
6 Roy Williams, Kansas 15 14 5-1  (2) 34-14 .708 2003 4 2 0
7 Gary Williams, Maryland 25 13 2-1  (6) 25-12 .676 2003 2 1 1
8 Jim Calhoun, Connecticut 31 16 2-1  (5) 31-15 .674 2003 1 1 1
T9 Rollie Massimino, Cleveland State 30 11   20-10 .667 1991 1 1 1
T9 Bill Self, Illinois 10 5 1-1  (4) 10-5 .667 2003 0 0 0
11 Bob Knight, Texas Tech 37 25   42-22 .656 2002 5 3 3
T12 Steve Lavin, UCLA 7 6   11-6 .647 2002 0 0 0
T12 John Calipari, Memphis 11 6 0-1  (7) 11-6 .647 2003 1 0 0
14 Jim Boeheim, Syracuse 27 22 6-0  (3) 38-21 .644 2003 3 3 1
15 Billy Donovan, Florida 8 5 1-1  (2) 9-5 .643 2003 1 1 0
16 Lute Olson, Arizona 30 24 3-1  (1) 42-24 .636 2003 5 2 1
17 Rick Majerus, Utah 18 11 1-1  (9) 18-11 .621 2003 1 1 0
18 Jim O’Brien, Ohio State 21 7   11-7 .611 2002 1 0 0
19 Bob Huggins, Cincinnati 22 13 0-1  (8) 18-13 .580 2003 1 0 0
20 Eddie Sutton, Oklahoma State 33 24 1-1  (6) 33-24 .579 2003 2 0 0
21 Mike Montgomery, Stanford 25 11 1-1  (4) 15-11 .577 2003 1 0 0
22 John Chaney, Temple 31 17   23-17 .575 2001 0 0 0
23 Dave Odom, South Carolina 17 8   10-8 .556 2001 0 0 0
T24 Jim Harrick, Georgia 23 16   18-15 .545 2002 1 1 1
T24 Jeff Jones, American 11 5   6-5 .545 1997 0 0 0
26 Lefty Driesell*, Georgia State 41 13   16-14 .533 2001 0 0 0
27 Gene Keady, Purdue 25 18 1-1  (9) 19-18 .514 2003 0 0 0
T28 Kelvin Sampson, Oklahoma 19 10 3-1  (1) 10-10 .500 2003 1 0 0
T28 Hugh Durham, Jacksonville 35 8   8-8 .500 1991 2 1 0
T28 Cliff Ellis, Auburn 28 8 2-1  (10) 8-8 .500 2003 0 0 0
T28 Ben Braun, California 26 7 1-1  (8) 7-7 .500 2003 0 0 0
32 Lou Henson, New Mexico State 40 19   19-20 .487 1999 2 0 0
33 Pete Gillen, Virginia 18 9   8-9 .471 2001 0 0 0
34 Rick Barnes, Texas 15 11 4-1  (1) 9-11 .450 2003 1 0 0
35 Mike Jarvis, St. John's 18 9   7-9 .438 2002 0 0 0
36 Pat Kennedy, Montana 23 8   6-8 .429 2000 0 0 0
37 Dave Bliss, Baylor 28 11   8-11 .421 1999 0 0 0
38 Don DeVoe, Navy 30 10   5-10 .333 1998 0 0 0
39 Skip Prosser, Wake Forest 9 7 1-1  (2) 3-7 .300 2003 0 0 0
40 Charlie Spoonhour, UNLV 18 8   3-8 .273 1998 0 0 0


Highlights:

Jim Boeheim returns Syracuse to the Championship Game for the third time, improving his record to .644 and moving up from 20th place to 14th place on the list.  The third time proves the charm for Boeheim as the Orangemen defeat a Roy Williams led Kansas team for Boeheim's first championship.  Boeheim's Syracuse teams lost in the championship game to Bob Knight's Indiana team in 1987 and to Tubby Smith's Kentucky team in 1996.
Roy Williams and Kansas come up one game short, losing to Jim Boeheim's Syracuse team in the finals.  Williams, who has made four trips to the Final Four (1991, 1993 and 2002 before this year), also lost a championship game to Mike Krzyzewski's Duke team in 1991 in his third year at the helm of Kansas.  Williams moves over .700 and up one place to sixth on the list.
Rick Barnes leads Texas to the Final Four and moves up the list to .450, moving out of a tie for second to last place.  This was the third Final Four appearance for Texas, which finished tied for third in 1943 and won the second national third place game in 1947.  Barnes also took Providence (0-3) and Clemson (2-3) to the tournament before hitting it big in Texas.
Kelvin Sampson leads Oklahoma to the Elite Eight, one year after making it to the Final Four.  The 7-2 record for the last two years balances out his previous 3-8 record, allowing him to move up to .500 at 10-10.  Sampson failed to win a tournament game in his first 5 tries (the first loss with Washington State in 1994, the rest with Oklahoma in successive years) before reaching the Sweet 16 with Oklahoma in 1999.
Michigan State reaches the Elite Eight, dropping Tom Izzo to .792, good enough to remain in first place.  Izzo's Michigan State teams went to the Final Four in three of the previous four years ('99, '00, '01), winning it all in 2000.
Duke only makes the Sweet 16 for the second straight year (after winning it all two years ago), dropping Mike Krzyzewski to .789, but keeping him in second place on the list.
Tubby Smith and Kentucky reach the Elite Eight, improving Smith's record slightly from .714 to .719.   Smith has not returned to the Final Four since winning the championship in 1998, his first year at the helm of the Kentucky program, though he has made the Elite Eight twice and the Sweet 16 four times in that period.
Lute Olson takes Arizona to the Elite Eight and improves his record from .629 to .636.  Just two years ago, Olson's Arizona finished second to Duke's Mike Krzyzewski.
Skip Prosser's Wake Forest team wins one and loses one, giving Prosser enough games to debut on the list at .300 in second to last place.   Prosser previously took Loyola of Maryland and Xavier to the tournament, without much success.





















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