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1978-79 Atlantic Coast Conference Season Summary

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Record: 132-72, .647 W-L% (1st of 25)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Duke and North Carolina
Tournament Champion: North Carolina

NCAA Tournament: 2 (Duke and North Carolina)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Duke and North Carolina)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
1 North CarolinaRT 9 3 .750 23 6 .793
2 DukeR 9 3 .750 22 8 .733
3 Virginia  7 5 .583 19 10 .655
4 Maryland  6 6 .500 19 11 .633
5 Clemson  5 7 .417 19 10 .655
6 North Carolina State  3 9 .250 18 12 .600
7 Wake Forest  3 9 .250 12 15 .444

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/26 1/3 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
North Carolina 16 14 14 13 6 5 3 3 2 2 4 6 4 4 7 3 9
Duke 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 7 8 7 3 3 5 6 5 6 11
Maryland   19 19       20   19   17            
North Carolina State 12 6 8 7 4 9 8 8 14 20              

NCAA Tournament

Second Round
Duke lost (80-78) versus St. John's (NY) (East Regional)
North Carolina lost (72-71) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)