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1977-78 Atlantic Coast Conference Season Summary

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Record: 140-68, .673 W-L% (2nd of 24)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: North Carolina
Tournament Champion: Duke

NCAA Tournament: 2 (Duke and North Carolina)

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

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
1 North CarolinaR 9 3 .750 23 8 .742
2 DukeTF 8 4 .667 27 7 .794
3 North Carolina State  7 5 .583 21 10 .677
4 Virginia  6 6 .500 20 8 .714
5 Wake Forest  6 6 .500 19 10 .655
6 Maryland  3 9 .250 15 13 .536
7 Clemson  3 9 .250 15 12 .556

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
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