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1996-97 Atlantic Coast Conference Season Summary

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Record: 184-102, .643 W-L% (1st of 31) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 17.33 (1st of 31) ▪ SOS: 10.68 (1st of 31)

Regular Season Champion: Duke
Tournament Champion: North Carolina

NCAA Tournament: 6 (Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Clemson, Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Wake Forest)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 DukeR 12 4 .750 24 9 .727 79.7 66.2 22.7 9.3
2 Wake Forest 11 5 .688 24 7 .774 69.0 58.3 21.2 10.5
3 North CarolinaTF 11 5 .688 28 7 .800 77.4 66.7 22.8 12.1
4 Clemson 9 7 .563 23 10 .697 68.2 61.5 17.4 10.7
5 Maryland 9 7 .563 21 11 .656 75.2 66.8 17.7 9.3
6 Virginia 7 9 .438 18 13 .581 67.7 65.0 14.1 11.4
7 Florida State  6 10 .375 20 12 .625 73.4 66.8 16.4 9.7
8 North Carolina State  4 12 .250 17 15 .531 59.1 55.7 14.3 10.9
9 Georgia Tech  3 13 .188 9 18 .333 61.5 64.3 9.4 12.2

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/19 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
North Carolina 8 7 14 14 11 12 11 11 13 22 19 19 20 16 12 8 5 4
Duke 10 10 6 10 14 11 12 13 10 13 10 12 8 6 6 7 7 8
Wake Forest 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 4 5 8 9
Clemson 20 12 10 12 10 8 6 5 5 3 2 7 10 7 8 12 13 14
Maryland           25 21 19 19 11 7 5 7 10 14 16 22 22
Virginia       25                            

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Clemson won (68-56) versus Miami (OH) (Midwest Regional)
Duke won (71-68) versus Murray State (Southeast Regional)
Maryland lost (75-66) versus College of Charleston (Southeast Regional)
North Carolina won (82-74) versus Fairfield (East Regional)
Virginia lost (73-60) versus Iowa (West Regional)
Wake Forest won (68-46) versus Saint Mary's (CA) (West Regional)

Second Round
Clemson won (65-59) versus Tulsa (Midwest Regional)
Duke lost (98-87) versus Providence (Southeast Regional)
North Carolina won (73-56) versus Colorado (East Regional)
Wake Forest lost (72-66) versus Stanford (West Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Clemson lost (90-84) versus Minnesota (Midwest Regional)
North Carolina won (63-57) versus California (East Regional)

Regional Final
North Carolina won (97-74) versus Louisville (East Regional)

National Semifinal
North Carolina lost (66-58) versus Arizona