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1987-88 Atlantic Coast Conference Season Summary

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Record: 156-95, .622 W-L% (2nd of 33) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 13.32 (1st of 33) ▪ SOS: 8.14 (3rd of 33)

Regular Season Champion: North Carolina
Tournament Champion: Duke

NCAA Tournament: 5 (Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina and North Carolina State)

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

Standings

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 North CarolinaR 11 3 .786 27 7 .794 82.0 73.2 19.5 10.7
2 North Carolina State 10 4 .714 24 7 .774 82.9 72.1 17.3 6.5 *Overall W-L adjusted to 24-6
3 DukeTF 9 5 .643 28 7 .800 83.8 68.8 23.3 8.4
4 Georgia Tech 8 6 .571 22 10 .688 80.0 73.5 14.0 7.4
5 Maryland 6 8 .429 18 13 .581 75.6 72.4 11.9 8.7 *Overall W-L adjusted to 17-12
6 Virginia  5 9 .357 13 18 .419 66.9 67.8 8.6 9.6
7 Clemson  4 10 .286 14 15 .483 74.3 72.0 9.2 6.9
8 Wake Forest  3 11 .214 10 18 .357 72.4 76.6 2.6 6.8

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/1 3/8 Final
Duke 15 13 10 10 9 9 9 7 9 5 4 8 6 5 9 8 5
North Carolina 3 1 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 3 8 6 5 9 6 9 7
North Carolina State                 20     16 14   16 11 14
Georgia Tech 18                         20 13 18  

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Duke won (85-69) versus Boston University (East Regional)
Georgia Tech won (90-78) versus Iowa State (East Regional)
Maryland won (92-82) versus California-Santa Barbara (Southeast Regional)
North Carolina won (83-65) versus North Texas (West Regional)
North Carolina State lost (78-75) versus Murray State (Midwest Regional)

Second Round
Duke won (94-79) versus Southern Methodist (East Regional)
Georgia Tech lost (59-55) versus Richmond (East Regional)
Maryland lost (90-81) versus Kentucky (Southeast Regional)
North Carolina won (123-97) versus Loyola Marymount (West Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Duke won (73-72) versus Rhode Island (East Regional)
North Carolina won (78-69) versus Michigan (West Regional)

Regional Final
Duke won (63-53) versus Temple (East Regional)
North Carolina lost (70-52) versus Arizona (West Regional)

National Semifinal
Duke lost (66-59) versus Kansas