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1980-81 Big Ten Conference Season Summary

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Record: 174-118, .596 W-L% (3rd of 29) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 11.75 (1st of 29) ▪ SOS: 8.87 (1st of 29)

Regular Season Champion: Indiana

NCAA Tournament: 3 (Illinois, Indiana and Iowa)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Indiana, Iowa and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Illinois, Indiana and Iowa)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 IndianaRFN 14 4 .778 26 9 .743 70.0 58.5 21.2 9.7
2 Iowa 13 5 .722 21 7 .750 74.4 64.4 18.0 8.1
3 Illinois 12 6 .667 21 8 .724 76.8 67.1 18.1 8.5
4 Purdue  10 8 .556 21 11 .656 72.9 69.5 10.5 7.1
5 Minnesota  9 9 .500 19 11 .633 74.3 68.8 14.7 9.2
5 Ohio State  9 9 .500 14 13 .519 71.1 70.6 10.6 10.1
7 Michigan  8 10 .444 19 11 .633 75.6 71.1 12.3 7.8
8 Michigan State  7 11 .389 13 14 .481 67.7 69.7 6.4 8.5
9 Wisconsin  5 13 .278 11 16 .407 64.4 68.6 5.1 9.2
10 Northwestern  3 15 .167 9 18 .333 63.0 73.0 0.7 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
Indiana 5 5 7 11 15 15         17 20 16 16 14 9
Iowa 14 12 16 16 14 14 11 14 9 13 15 14 12 8 8 13
Illinois       17 18 16 12 18 15   18 17 15 14 16 19
Michigan     18 15 13 12 10 9 16 17 14 13 18      
Minnesota             19 20   19            
Ohio State 9 9 8 7                        

NCAA Tournament

Second Round
Illinois won (67-65) versus Wyoming (West Regional)
Indiana won (99-64) versus Maryland (Mideast Regional)
Iowa lost (60-56) versus Wichita State (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Illinois lost (57-52) versus Kansas State (West Regional)
Indiana won (87-72) versus Alabama-Birmingham (Mideast Regional)

Regional Final
Indiana won (78-46) versus Saint Joseph's (Mideast Regional)

National Semifinal
Indiana won (67-49) versus Louisiana State

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