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1953-54 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 603-451, .572 W-L% (9th of 18)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Holy Cross and Seattle

NCAA Tournament: 7 (Bradley, Idaho State, La Salle, Loyola (LA), Navy, Notre Dame, Oklahoma City, Penn State and Seattle)

Ranked in First AP Poll:(Dayton, Duquesne, Holy Cross, La Salle and Oklahoma City)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Bradley, Duquesne, Holy Cross, La Salle, Notre Dame, Penn State and Seattle)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
Holy Cross R 26 2 .929
SeattleR 26 2 .929
Duquesne  26 3 .897
Notre Dame 22 3 .880
La SalleFN 26 4 .867
Idaho State-nm 22 5 .815
Saint Francis (PA)-nm 21 5 .808
Dayton  25 7 .781
Louisville  22 7 .759
Penn StateF 18 6 .750
Oklahoma City 18 7 .720
Navy 18 8 .692
Army  15 7 .682
Villanova  20 11 .645
Loyola (LA)-nm 16 9 .640
Lafayette  17 10 .630
Saint Joseph's  14 9 .609
Xavier  18 12 .600
BradleyF 19 13 .594
John Carroll  15 11 .577
Seton Hall  13 10 .565
Temple  15 12 .556
Muhlenburg  12 10 .545
Washington (MO)  12 10 .545
Syracuse  10 9 .526
Cincinnati  11 10 .524
DePaul  11 10 .524
Iona  11 10 .524
Butler  13 12 .520
Boston College  11 11 .500
Loyola Marymount  14 16 .467
Rutgers  11 13 .458
Creighton  14 17 .452
Gonzaga  12 15 .444
Valparaiso  10 13 .435
Marquette  11 15 .423
Lehigh  8 12 .400
Pittsburgh  9 14 .391
Georgetown  11 18 .379
Miami (FL)-nm 5 10 .333
Siena  7 14 .333
Portland  9 19 .321
Loyola (IL)  7 15 .318
Drake  7 16 .304
Colgate  5 12 .294
Bucknell  4 16 .200

AP Poll Summary

School 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
La Salle 6 20 16 13     19 12 9 7 12 13 8 12 2
Holy Cross 19 14 10 12 7 6 8 7 10 9 9 7 13 9 3
Duquesne 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 4 3 5
Notre Dame   16 19       6 6 7 6 6 6 5 6 6
Bradley                 18           7
Penn State                             9
Seattle       15 16 14 16 11 6 8 7 9 10 11 17
Dayton 15   16   14 17   18     17 16 14 15  
Louisville                 20       20    
Navy         18         16 20        
Oklahoma City 19 12 15 11 9 8 7 9 16 13 16 15      
Siena   19                          

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Idaho State won (62-57) versus Colorado State (West Regional)

National Third Place
Penn State won (70-61) versus Southern California

First Round
Bradley won (61-55) versus Oklahoma City (West Regional)
Idaho State won (77-75) versus Seattle (West Regional)
La Salle won (76-74) versus Fordham (East Regional)
Loyola (LA) lost (80-70) versus Notre Dame (East Regional)
Navy won (85-80) versus Connecticut (East Regional)
Notre Dame won (80-70) versus Loyola (LA) (East Regional)
Oklahoma City lost (61-55) versus Bradley (West Regional)
Penn State won (62-50) versus Toledo (East Regional)
Seattle lost (77-75) versus Idaho State (West Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Bradley won (76-64) versus Colorado (West Regional)
Idaho State lost (73-59) versus Southern California (West Regional)
La Salle won (88-81) versus North Carolina State (East Regional)
Navy won (69-67) versus Cornell (East Regional)
Notre Dame won (65-64) versus Indiana (East Regional)
Penn State won (78-70) versus Louisiana State (East Regional)

Regional Final
Bradley won (71-57) versus Oklahoma State (West Regional)
La Salle won (64-48) versus Navy (East Regional)
Navy lost (64-48) versus La Salle (East Regional)
Notre Dame lost (71-63) versus Penn State (East Regional)
Penn State won (71-63) versus Notre Dame (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Bradley won (74-72) versus Southern California (West Regional)
La Salle won (69-54) versus Penn State (East Regional)
Penn State lost (69-54) versus La Salle (East Regional)

National Final
Bradley lost (92-76) versus La Salle
La Salle won (92-76) versus Bradley