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1985-86 Atlantic Coast Conference Season Summary

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Record: 178-90, .664 W-L% (1st of 33) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 16.38 (1st of 33) ▪ SOS: 9.40 (3rd of 33)

Regular Season Champion: Duke
Tournament Champion: Duke

NCAA Tournament: 6 (Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Virginia)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 DukeRTF 12 2 .857 37 3 .925 79.8 67.2 22.1 9.5
2 Georgia Tech 11 3 .786 27 7 .794 73.8 63.7 21.8 11.7
3 North Carolina 10 4 .714 28 6 .824 86.6 69.0 26.1 8.5
4 North Carolina State 7 7 .500 21 13 .618 70.3 63.8 16.9 10.4
5 Virginia 7 7 .500 19 11 .633 70.4 64.9 14.8 9.4
6 Maryland 6 8 .429 19 14 .576 69.5 65.5 15.1 11.0
7 Clemson  3 11 .214 19 15 .559 74.9 67.5 12.9 5.4
8 Wake Forest  0 14 .000 8 21 .276 59.9 67.8 1.4 9.2

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
Duke 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 5 4 2 2 1 1 1
Georgia Tech 1 2 5 5 7 7 6 5 5 4 3 2 5 5 4 6 6
North Carolina 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 8
Maryland 19 17                              
North Carolina State 17 15                     17 20 18 20  

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Duke won (85-78) versus Mississippi Valley State (East Regional)
Georgia Tech won (68-53) versus Marist (Southeast Regional)
Maryland won (69-64) versus Pepperdine (West Regional)
North Carolina won (84-72) versus Utah (West Regional)
North Carolina State won (66-64) versus Iowa (Midwest Regional)
Virginia lost (72-68) versus DePaul (East Regional)

Second Round
Duke won (89-61) versus Old Dominion (East Regional)
Georgia Tech won (66-61) versus Villanova (Southeast Regional)
Maryland lost (70-64) versus Nevada-Las Vegas (West Regional)
North Carolina won (77-59) versus Alabama-Birmingham (West Regional)
North Carolina State won (80-66) versus Arkansas-Little Rock (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Duke won (74-67) versus DePaul (East Regional)
Georgia Tech lost (70-64) versus Louisiana State (Southeast Regional)
North Carolina lost (94-79) versus Louisville (West Regional)
North Carolina State won (70-66) versus Iowa State (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Duke won (71-50) versus Navy (East Regional)
North Carolina State lost (75-67) versus Kansas (Midwest Regional)

National Semifinal
Duke won (71-67) versus Kansas

National Final
Duke lost (72-69) versus Louisville