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1980-81 Atlantic Coast Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 156-89, .637 W-L% (1st of 29) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 10.71 (2nd of 29) ▪ SOS: 7.81 (3rd of 29)

Regular Season Champion: Virginia
Conf. Tournament Champion: UNC

NCAA Tournament: 4 (Maryland, UNC, Virginia and Wake Forest)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Virginia 13 1 .929 29 4 .879 73.0 60.9 18.6 6.5 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF
2 North Carolina 10 4 .714 29 8 .784 72.0 63.7 18.3 10.1 NCAA Tournament; Conf. Tournament Champion; NCAA FF
3 Wake Forest 9 5 .643 22 7 .759 72.9 65.2 16.3 8.6 NCAA Tournament
4 Maryland 8 6 .571 21 10 .677 75.7 70.0 13.7 7.9 NCAA Tournament
5 Duke 6 8 .429 17 13 .567 69.9 66.9 10.2 7.1
6 Clemson 6 8 .429 20 11 .645 72.7 67.6 10.4 5.3
7 North Carolina State 4 10 .286 14 13 .519 66.2 63.1 9.4 6.3
8 Georgia Tech 0 14 .000 4 23 .148 54.1 76.0 -11.1 10.7

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
Virginia 8 7 6 5 5 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 4 5
North Carolina 13 10 10 8 6 6 16 17 17 12 11 10 13 11 12 6
Wake Forest - - 13 12 7 8 6 5 3 6 8 7 5 12 11 11
Maryland 4 4 4 9 9 9 8 10 10 14 13 19 20 17 20 18
Clemson - - - - - - 20 19 19 - - - - - - -
Duke - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Carolina State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


Quarterfinal
Thu, Mar 5 Clemson 71 @ Wake Forest 80
Thu, Mar 5 Duke 53 @ Maryland 56
Thu, Mar 5 Georgia Tech 47 @ Virginia 76
Thu, Mar 5 North Carolina 69 @ North Carolina State 54

Semifinal
Fri, Mar 6 North Carolina 58 @ Wake Forest 57
Fri, Mar 6 Virginia 62 @ Maryland 85

Final
Sat, Mar 7 North Carolina 61 @ Maryland 60

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Virginia won (78-74) versus Louisiana State

First Round
Maryland won (81-69) versus Chattanooga (Mideast Regional)

Second Round
Maryland lost (99-64) versus Indiana (Mideast Regional)
North Carolina won (74-57) versus Pittsburgh (West Regional)
Virginia won (54-50) versus Villanova (East Regional)
Wake Forest lost (67-64) versus Boston College (Mideast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
North Carolina won (61-56) versus Utah (West Regional)
Virginia won (62-48) versus Tennessee (East Regional)

Regional Final
North Carolina won (82-68) versus Kansas State (West Regional)
Virginia won (74-60) versus Brigham Young (East Regional)

National Semifinal
North Carolina won (78-65) versus Virginia
Virginia lost (78-65) versus North Carolina

National Final
North Carolina lost (63-50) versus Indiana