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1961-62 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 689-492, .583 W-L% (2nd of 18)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Loyola (IL)

NCAA Tournament: 8 (Air Force, Butler, Creighton, Detroit Mercy, Memphis, Oregon State, Seattle and Villanova)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Providence and Seattle)
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
Loyola (IL) R 23 4 .852
Oregon State 24 5 .828
Creighton 21 5 .808
Dayton  24 6 .800
Butler 22 6 .786
Houston  21 6 .778
Holy Cross  20 6 .769
Providence  20 6 .769
Duquesne  22 7 .759
Villanova 21 7 .750
Air Force 16 7 .696
Boston College  15 7 .682
Memphis 15 7 .682
Niagara  16 8 .667
Seattle 18 9 .667
St. Bonaventure  14 7 .667
Centenary (LA)  17 9 .654
Idaho State  17 9 .654
Florida State  15 8 .652
Saint Francis (PA)  14 8 .636
Seton Hall  15 9 .625
Navy  13 8 .619
Georgetown  14 9 .609
Louisville  15 10 .600
Marquette  15 11 .577
Canisius  12 9 .571
DePaul  13 10 .565
Detroit Mercy 15 12 .556
Gonzaga  14 12 .538
Miami (FL)  14 12 .538
Oklahoma City  14 12 .538
Xavier  14 12 .538
Penn State  12 11 .522
Pittsburgh  12 11 .522
Idaho  13 13 .500
Loyola (LA)  12 13 .480
Army  10 11 .476
Regis (CO)  10 11 .476
Arizona  12 14 .462
Montana State  10 13 .435
Iona  8 11 .421
Colgate  8 15 .348
Oregon  9 17 .346
Portland  8 18 .308
Washington State  8 18 .308
Notre Dame  7 16 .304
Boston University  5 15 .250
Syracuse  2 22 .083

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/19 12/26 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
Duquesne   7 3 7 8 5 6 7 6 9        
Loyola (IL)                         10  
Oregon State                 10 6 10      
Providence 5 3                        
Seattle 10 10                        
St. Bonaventure   9                        
Villanova       5 6                  

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Butler won (87-86) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Creighton won (63-61) versus Texas Tech (Midwest Regional)

First Round
Air Force lost (68-66) versus Texas Tech (Midwest Regional)
Butler won (56-55) versus Bowling Green State (Mideast Regional)
Creighton won (87-83) versus Memphis (Midwest Regional)
Detroit Mercy lost (90-81) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Memphis lost (87-83) versus Creighton (Midwest Regional)
Oregon State won (69-65) versus Seattle (West Regional)
Seattle lost (69-65) versus Oregon State (West Regional)
Villanova won (90-75) versus West Virginia (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Butler lost (81-60) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Creighton lost (66-46) versus Cincinnati (Midwest Regional)
Oregon State won (69-67) versus Pepperdine (West Regional)
Villanova won (79-76) versus New York University (East Regional)

Regional Final
Oregon State lost (88-69) versus UCLA (West Regional)
Villanova lost (79-69) versus Wake Forest (East Regional)