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1980-81 Big Eight Conference Season Summary

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Record: 137-96, .588 W-L% (5th of 29) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 7.27 (4th of 29) ▪ SOS: 6.25 (4th of 29)

Regular Season Champion: Missouri
Tournament Champion: Kansas

NCAA Tournament: 3 (Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Missouri)
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 MissouriR 10 4 .714 22 10 .688 72.2 66.0 10.9 4.7
2 Kansas State 9 5 .643 24 9 .727 64.9 59.9 13.4 8.4
3 Nebraska  9 5 .643 15 12 .556 62.0 60.2 7.8 6.0
4 KansasT 9 5 .643 24 8 .750 72.3 63.5 14.9 6.1
5 Oklahoma State  8 6 .571 18 9 .667 80.0 79.4 5.3 4.7
6 Colorado  5 9 .357 16 12 .571 67.7 66.2 7.8 6.3
7 Oklahoma  4 10 .286 9 18 .333 71.1 81.2 -1.8 8.2
8 Iowa State  2 12 .143 9 18 .333 66.3 72.0 -0.1 5.6

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
Kansas                   18            
Missouri 11 17 14                          

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Kansas won (69-66) versus Mississippi (Midwest Regional)
Kansas State won (64-60) versus San Francisco (West Regional)
Missouri lost (71-67) versus Lamar (Midwest Regional)

Second Round
Kansas won (88-71) versus Arizona State (Midwest Regional)
Kansas State won (50-48) versus Oregon State (West Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Kansas lost (66-65) versus Wichita State (Midwest Regional)
Kansas State won (57-52) versus Illinois (West Regional)

Regional Final
Kansas State lost (82-68) versus North Carolina (West Regional)