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1954-55 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 586-478, .551 W-L% (9th of 18)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Marquette

NCAA Tournament: 7 (Bradley, Idaho State, La Salle, Marquette, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Penn State, Seattle, Villanova and Williams)

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

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
Williams-nm 17 2 .895
MarquetteR 24 3 .889
Lafayette  23 3 .885
Dayton  25 4 .862
Duquesne  22 4 .846
La SalleF 26 5 .839
Memphis-nm 17 5 .773
Seattle 22 7 .759
Saint Francis (PA)-nm 21 7 .750
Holy Cross  19 7 .731
DePaul  16 6 .727
Cincinnati  21 8 .724
Louisville  19 8 .704
Idaho State-nm 18 8 .692
Seton Hall  17 9 .654
Penn State 18 10 .643
Villanova 18 10 .643
Loyola Marymount  16 9 .640
John Carroll  14 9 .609
Loyola (LA)  14 9 .609
Notre Dame  14 10 .583
Gonzaga  15 11 .577
Muhlenburg  14 11 .560
Colgate  11 9 .550
Navy  11 9 .550
Loyola (IL)  13 11 .542
Valparaiso  13 11 .542
Temple  11 10 .524
Army  9 9 .500
Xavier  13 13 .500
Georgetown  12 13 .480
Iona  10 11 .476
Lehigh  10 11 .476
Syracuse  10 11 .476
Saint Joseph's  12 14 .462
Miami (FL)  9 11 .450
Drake  9 12 .429
Butler  10 14 .417
Portland  9 13 .409
Pittsburgh  10 16 .385
Washington (MO)  8 14 .364
Oklahoma City 9 18 .333
Bradley 9 20 .310
Boston College  8 18 .308
Creighton  5 14 .263
Siena  3 13 .188
Bucknell  3 18 .143
Rutgers  2 22 .083

AP Poll Summary

School 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 Final
La Salle 1 1 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 3
Duquesne 3 9 9 8 2 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 8 6
Marquette             15 11 9 9 6 5 4 8
Dayton 7 5 6 4 10 12 18 15 15 16 13 11 10 9
Cincinnati                   17 12 17    
Holy Cross 5 19         16 13 14          
Louisville   12 14 13 16 20                
Memphis                       15 19  
Notre Dame 9 20     20                  
Penn State 19                          
Seton Hall         20                  
Villanova         17       17 19        

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Penn State lost (84-59) versus Kentucky (East Regional)
Seattle lost (108-85) versus Utah (West Regional)
Villanova won (64-57) versus Princeton (East Regional)

First Round
Bradley won (69-65) versus Oklahoma City (West Regional)
Idaho State lost (80-63) versus Seattle (West Regional)
La Salle won (95-61) versus West Virginia (East Regional)
Marquette won (90-79) versus Miami (OH) (East Regional)
Memphis lost (59-55) versus Penn State (East Regional)
Oklahoma City lost (69-65) versus Bradley (West Regional)
Penn State won (59-55) versus Memphis (East Regional)
Seattle won (80-63) versus Idaho State (West Regional)
Villanova won (74-73) versus Duke (East Regional)
Williams lost (73-60) versus Canisius (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Bradley won (81-79) versus Southern Methodist (West Regional)
La Salle won (73-46) versus Princeton (East Regional)
Marquette won (79-71) versus Kentucky (East Regional)
Penn State lost (82-53) versus Iowa (East Regional)
Seattle lost (83-71) versus Oregon State (West Regional)
Villanova lost (73-71) versus Canisius (East Regional)

Regional Final
Bradley lost (93-81) versus Colorado (West Regional)
La Salle won (99-64) versus Canisius (East Regional)
Marquette lost (86-81) versus Iowa (East Regional)

National Semifinal
La Salle won (76-73) versus Iowa (East Regional)

National Final
La Salle lost (77-63) versus San Francisco