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1977-78 Atlantic Coast Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 140-68, .673 W-L% (1st of 24) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 12.88 (1st of 24) ▪ SOS: 6.72 (1st of 24)

Regular Season Champion: UNC
Tournament Champion: Duke

NCAA Tournament: 2 (Duke and UNC)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Maryland, UNC and Wake Forest)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Duke and UNC)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 North CarolinaR 9 3 .750 23 8 .742 80.4 71.6 16.2 7.5
2 DukeTF 8 4 .667 27 7 .794 84.1 75.9 16.1 7.9
3 North Carolina State  7 5 .583 21 10 .677 82.6 76.3 13.6 7.3
4 Virginia  6 6 .500 20 8 .714 72.0 67.4 10.3 5.6
5 Wake Forest  6 6 .500 19 10 .655 81.5 76.5 12.9 7.9
6 Maryland  3 9 .250 15 13 .536 82.3 79.5 9.1 6.4
7 Clemson  3 9 .250 15 12 .556 82.3 74.8 11.9 4.4

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/29 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 Final
Duke - - - - - - - - 17 11 17 - 20 13 15 8 7
North Carolina 1 2 2 5 3 2 2 2 5 3 6 7 11 8 10 11 16
Clemson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Maryland 14 14 12 18 20 14 15 - - - - - - - - - -
North Carolina State - - - - - - - 16 - - - - - - - - -
Virginia - - - - 19 16 13 15 13 18 11 13 17 - - - -
Wake Forest 17 18 - - - - - - - - - 14 - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Duke won (63-62) versus Rhode Island (East Regional)
North Carolina lost (68-64) versus San Francisco (West Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Duke won (84-80) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)

Regional Final
Duke won (90-72) versus Villanova (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Duke won (90-86) versus Notre Dame

National Final
Duke lost (94-88) versus Kentucky