1996 Final Four: Showdown At The Meadowlands

Kentucky and UMass were not only ranked 1-2 in the country, but either one or the other had been ranked #1 in the country for all but three weeks in December and they held the top two spots from Christmas forward. Ironically, given his future in Lexington, it was John Calipari who was coaching UMass as they were in their fifth year of national prominence.