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1979-80 Atlantic Coast Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 157-83, .654 W-L% (1st of 29) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 12.06 (2nd of 29) ▪ SOS: 7.56 (2nd of 29)

Regular Season Champion: Maryland
Conf. Tournament Champion: Duke

NCAA Tournament: 5 (Clemson, Duke, Maryland, UNC and North Carolina State)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Maryland 11 3 .786 24 7 .774 79.0 71.8 14.6 7.4 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 North Carolina 9 5 .643 21 8 .724 73.6 68.0 12.8 7.2 NCAA Tournament
3 North Carolina State 9 5 .643 20 8 .714 68.1 61.5 13.0 6.3 NCAA Tournament
4 Clemson 8 6 .571 23 9 .719 81.3 71.6 15.7 6.0 NCAA Tournament
5 Virginia 7 7 .500 24 10 .706 69.5 64.5 12.8 7.7
6 Duke 7 7 .500 24 9 .727 72.9 67.4 13.7 8.3 NCAA Tournament; Conf. Tournament Champion
7 Wake Forest 4 10 .286 13 14 .481 69.2 67.9 8.6 7.4
8 Georgia Tech 1 13 .071 8 18 .308 55.2 60.2 5.2 10.2

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 Final
Maryland - - - - - - - - 15 12 7 8 9 7 8
Duke 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 5 3 5 10 16 17 - 14
North Carolina 6 8 8 8 6 6 15 9 13 11 11 11 8 10 15
Clemson - - - - - - 18 17 12 16 16 10 12 17 -
Georgia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Carolina State - - - - - - - 16 - - - - - 19 -
Virginia 13 13 13 12 14 13 8 12 17 13 18 - - - -
Wake Forest - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


Quarterfinal
Wed, Feb 27 Clemson 57 @ Virginia 49
Thu, Feb 28 North Carolina 75 @ Wake Forest 62
Thu, Feb 28 Duke 68 @ North Carolina State 62
Thu, Feb 28 Georgia Tech 49 @ Maryland 51

Semifinal
Fri, Feb 29 Clemson 85 @ Maryland 91
Fri, Feb 29 Duke 75 @ North Carolina 61

Final
Sat, Mar 1 Maryland 72 @ Duke 73

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Clemson won (76-73) versus Utah State (West Regional)

Second Round
Clemson won (71-66) versus Brigham Young (West Regional)
Duke won (52-42) versus Pennsylvania (Mideast Regional)
Maryland won (86-75) versus Tennessee (East Regional)
North Carolina lost (78-61) versus Texas A&M (Midwest Regional)
North Carolina State lost (77-64) versus Iowa (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Clemson won (74-66) versus Lamar (West Regional)
Duke won (55-54) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Maryland lost (74-68) versus Georgetown (East Regional)

Regional Final
Clemson lost (85-74) versus UCLA (West Regional)
Duke lost (68-60) versus Purdue (Mideast Regional)