The Washington Huskies finished 21st in the final ESPN/USA Today coaches poll released today.

Washington started the season 13th in the coaches poll and fell out of the Top 25 rankings on Jan. 11.

Today marks the first time a Pac-10 team is ranked, ending a 10-week absence from the polls.

No other conference team is ranked.

The Huskies (26-10) beat New Mexico (30-5) in the second round of the NCAA tournament, however, the Lobos are ranked 16th.

Other notables: Duke is the unanimous No. 1 choice, Butler No. 2 and Gonzaga 23rd.

Another tidbit: Washington's final RPI ranking is 41st.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT SEASON:

--- Luke Winn at SI.com takes a look at the 2010-11 season and projects Washington at No. 23. No other Pac-10 school is among his top 25.

--- ESPN.com takes a look at the top story lines...

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