Updated: April 9, 2015, 10:03 AM ET

ESPN.com Power Rankings: April 8


The 2014-15 season has come and gone, and it saw Mike Krzyzewski's Duke Blue Devils cut down the nets for the fifth time. And while it's clear that Duke and Wisconsin are No. 1 and No. 2, plenty of other teams submitted strong postseason performances that helped them climb the list.

So take a good look at the final rankings of the season as it's sure to look different come November.

Voters: Eamonn Brennan (ESPN.com), C.L. Brown (ESPN), Sean Farnham (ESPN), John Gasaway (ESPN Insider), Jeff Goodman (ESPN Insider), Seth Greenberg (ESPN analyst), Andy Katz (ESPN.com), Joe Lunardi (ESPN), Myron Medcalf (ESPN.com), Dana O'Neil (ESPN.com)

RkTeamRec
1 Duke29-4
The Blue Devils won their first five NCAA tournament games by an average of 17.6 points, then outlasted Wisconsin in the national championship game to give coach Mike Krzyzewski his fifth title.
2 Wisconsin31-3
The Badgers took down three heavyweight programs -- North Carolina, Arizona and Kentucky -- on their way to a spot in the championship game. But Frank Kaminsky and Co. couldn't top Duke on Monday.
3 Kentucky34-0
Though the Wildcats lost just one game this season, their season will be remembered for that loss -- to Wisconsin in the national semifinals. Still, 38-1 is an amazing accomplishment.
4 Arizona31-3
The Wildcats couldn't tame Sam Dekker or Frank Kaminsky in their Elite Eight loss to the Badgers. Arizona had won its previous 14 games.
5 Gonzaga32-2
The Zags ran into the Duke buzzsaw in the Elite Eight, losing by 14 after rolling through their first three NCAA tourney games. Gonzaga returns a lot of talent next season.
6 Notre Dame29-5
Notre Dame, which won the ACC tourney and was hot heading into the NCAA tournament, almost gave Kentucky its first defeat, losing in the Elite Eight in one of the best games of the tournament.
7 Michigan State23-11
Can you ever count out the Spartans with Tom Izzo at the helm? All he did was take Michigan State to another Final Four -- his seventh -- with a team that struggled for much of the regular season.
8 Louisville24-8
Rick Pitino's squad almost made a surprising run to the Final Four -- it took a while for the Cardinals to regroup after Chris Jones was dismissed from the team -- but it lost to Michigan State in overtime in the Elite Eight.
8 Virginia29-3
The Cavaliers never quite looked right after Justin Anderson broke a finger, then returned in the ACC tournament. UVa was stunned by Michigan State in the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament.
10 Villanova32-2
One poor game in the NCAA tournament is all it takes to turn a stellar season into a disappointment. Just ask the No. 1-seeded Wildcats, who were stunned by NC State in the round of 32.
11 Oklahoma22-10
The Sooners were upset in the Sweet 16 by 7-seed Michigan State. OU got just three points from its bench in the loss.
12 Wichita St28-4
The Shockers upset in-state juggernaut Kansas in the round of 32 -- a huge win for the program -- but they couldn't get past Notre Dame, shooting 16.7 percent from 3-point range (3-of-18) in the loss.
13 North Carolina24-11
The Tar Heels made it to the Sweet 16, despite a scare against 13-seed Harvard in the round of 64. UNC could be a preseason top-5 team heading into next season.
14 Utah24-8
The Utes gave Duke a game in the Sweet 16, losing by just six points. Utah, which made the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005, should be solid again in 2015-16, assuming 7-foot freshman Jakob Poeltl doesn't bolt for the NBA.
15 Kansas26-8
The Big 12 regular-season champs didn't advance past the first weekend, losing to 7-seed Wichita State in the round of 32. But another conference title means the season wasn't totally lost.
16 West Virginia23-9
The Mountaineers reached the Sweet 16 after a win over Maryland, but they were eviscerated by Kentucky, 78-39. Still, WVU was one of two Big 12 teams to make the Sweet 16.
17 Northern Iowa30-3
The Panthers finished the season with only four losses, but they were topped by Louisville in the round of 32 in what Cards coach Rick Pitino called his team's best performance of the season.
18 Maryland27-6
The Terrapins lost to West Virginia in the round of 32. They struggled after freshman star Melo Trimble was injured and missed the final minutes of the game.
19 Xavier21-13
Xavier made a surprise run to the Sweet 16, losing to Arizona. The up-and-down Musketeers, who went 23-14 overall, lose senior Matt Stainbrook heading into next season.
20 NC State20-13
The Wolfpack barely outlasted LSU in the round of 64, then upset 1-seed Villanova to advance to the Sweet 16. NC State was ousted by Louisville.
21 Iowa State25-8
The Cyclones, too, were upset in the first round of the NCAA tourney, falling to 14-seed UAB. Iowa State, which won the Big 12 tournament, had been hot before the loss.
22 Butler22-10
Butler played in one of the best games of the NCAA tournament, losing to Notre Dame in overtime in the round of 32.
23 Baylor24-9
The Bears suffered one of the NCAA tournament's biggest upsets, losing to 14-seed Georgia State on R.J. Hunter's late 3-pointer.
24 Georgetown21-10
Georgetown finished second in the Big East, but the Hoyas lose two of their three leading scorers to graduation. It looks as though leading scorer D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is back, for now, after declaring for the NBA draft before changing his mind.
25 San Diego State26-8
The Aztecs' 68-49 loss to Duke in the round of 32 wasn't pretty, but it was a microcosm of their season. They played stellar defense (No. 4 in adjusted efficiency according to Ken Pomeroy), but couldn't score at a consistent rate.

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