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1953-54 Independent
Season Summary

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Record: 603-451, .572 W-L% (4th of 18) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -0.54 (9th of 18) ▪ SOS: 1.03 (9th of 18)

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 PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Holy Cross 26 2 .929 79.7 66.7 15.6 2.7
Seattle 26 2 .929 79.4 64.9 10.7 -4.7 NCAA Tournament
Duquesne 26 3 .897 67.8 54.6 18.2 5.0
Notre Dame 22 3 .880 75.5 62.9 16.9 4.2 NCAA Tournament
La Salle 26 4 .867 74.6 65.2 14.7 5.2 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF; NCAA Champion
Idaho State-nm 22 5 .815 NCAA Tournament
Saint Francis (PA)-nm 21 5 .808
Dayton 25 7 .781 75.2 69.2 10.3 4.3
Louisville 22 7 .759 77.0 72.0 8.9 3.9
Penn State 18 6 .750 69.6 65.0 5.5 0.9 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF
Oklahoma City 18 7 .720 62.1 56.0 6.4 0.3 NCAA Tournament
Navy 18 8 .692 75.4 71.8 5.0 1.4 NCAA Tournament
Army 15 7 .682 70.2 70.3 -2.3 -2.2
Villanova 20 11 .645 65.7 67.0 2.2 3.5
Loyola (LA)-nm 16 9 .640 NCAA Tournament
Lafayette 17 10 .630 67.8 66.2 -3.5 -5.1
Saint Joseph's 14 9 .609 67.9 69.6 -3.4 -1.6
Xavier 18 12 .600 70.9 67.8 6.0 2.9
Bradley 19 13 .594 78.0 72.6 8.5 3.1 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF
John Carroll 15 11 .577 73.9 81.9 -12.2 -4.2
Seton Hall 13 10 .565 71.8 67.6 4.4 0.2
Temple 15 12 .556 63.2 65.2 0.9 2.9
Muhlenburg 12 10 .545 70.2 73.0 -6.0 -3.2
Washington (MO) 12 10 .545 62.3 63.3 -1.7 -0.7
Syracuse 10 9 .526 74.7 77.2 -1.1 1.5
Cincinnati 11 10 .524 75.3 71.8 8.7 5.2
DePaul 11 10 .524 64.5 76.2 4.3 16.0
Iona 11 10 .524 66.1 68.4 -1.2 1.2
Butler 13 12 .520 65.5 74.8 -2.9 6.4
Boston College 11 11 .500 71.3 78.3 -8.2 -1.2
Loyola Marymount 14 16 .467 62.1 67.6 -7.4 -1.9
Rutgers 11 13 .458 69.9 75.6 -7.0 -1.3
Creighton 14 17 .452 72.1 81.5 -7.4 2.0
Gonzaga 12 15 .444 66.6 73.9 -9.6 -2.3
Valparaiso 10 13 .435 68.2 82.4 -18.6 -4.4
Marquette 11 15 .423 74.9 76.3 -0.1 1.3
Lehigh 8 12 .400 63.5 64.5 -7.5 -6.4
Pittsburgh 9 14 .391 68.7 75.9 -5.3 2.0
Georgetown 11 18 .379 63.3 73.3 -7.4 2.7
Miami (FL)-nm 5 10 .333
Siena 7 14 .333 60.7 68.6 -8.0 -0.1
Portland 9 19 .321 68.5 83.3 -13.2 1.6
Loyola (IL) 7 15 .318 69.1 75.6 -4.9 1.6
Drake 7 16 .304 67.1 77.2 -8.2 1.8
Colgate 5 12 .294 69.2 76.5 -4.8 2.4
Bucknell 4 16 .200 64.3 78.9 -18.3 -3.7

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
Army - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bucknell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cincinnati - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Colgate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Creighton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dayton 15 - 16 - 14 17 - 18 - - 17 16 14 15 -
DePaul - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Drake - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gonzaga - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Idaho State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Iona - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
John Carroll - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lafayette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lehigh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisville - - - - - - - - 20 - - - 20 - -
Loyola (IL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (LA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola Marymount - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Marquette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Miami (FL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Muhlenburg - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy - - - - 18 - - - - 16 20 - - - -
Oklahoma City 19 12 15 11 9 8 7 9 16 13 16 15 - - -
Pittsburgh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rutgers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Francis (PA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Joseph's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Siena - 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Temple - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Valparaiso - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Villanova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Washington (MO) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Xavier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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