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1965-66 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 707-526, .573 W-L% (3rd of 18)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Texas-El Paso

NCAA Tournament: 8 (Colorado State, Dayton, Houston, Loyola (IL), Oklahoma City, Providence, Syracuse and Texas-El Paso)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Providence)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Loyola (IL) and Texas-El Paso)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
Texas-El PasoRFN 28 1 .966
Loyola (IL) 22 3 .880
Oklahoma City 24 5 .828
Providence 22 5 .815
Boston College  21 5 .808
Dayton 23 6 .793
Houston 23 6 .793
Fairfield  19 5 .792
Virginia Tech  19 5 .792
Syracuse 22 6 .786
Hardin-Simmons  20 6 .769
Penn State  18 6 .750
Rutgers  17 7 .708
St. Bonaventure  16 7 .696
Army  18 8 .692
DePaul  18 8 .692
St. John's (NY)  18 8 .692
Detroit Mercy  17 8 .680
Georgetown  16 8 .667
Colorado State 14 8 .636
Villanova  18 11 .621
Butler  16 10 .615
Seattle  16 10 .615
Duquesne  14 9 .609
Miami (FL)  15 11 .577
Denver  14 11 .560
Florida State  14 11 .560
Air Force  14 12 .538
Creighton  14 12 .538
Marquette  14 12 .538
Georgia Tech  13 13 .500
Loyola (LA)  12 12 .500
Xavier  13 13 .500
Centenary (LA)  12 14 .462
Utah State  12 14 .462
Niagara  11 13 .458
Holy Cross  10 13 .435
Fordham  10 15 .400
Memphis  10 15 .400
Navy  7 12 .368
Colgate  8 14 .364
Canisius  7 15 .318
Saint Francis (PA)  8 18 .308
West Texas A&M  6 17 .261
Portland  6 19 .240
Pittsburgh  5 17 .227
Notre Dame  5 21 .192
Boston University  4 19 .174
New Mexico State  4 22 .154

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 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
Texas-El Paso           9 8 8 6 6 4 3 3 2 3
Loyola (IL)               9 7 5 3 4 4 4 6
Providence 6 8 7 7 10 6 6 4 3 4 6 6 9 8  

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Dayton lost (82-68) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Houston won (102-91) versus Pacific (West Regional)

First Round
Colorado State lost (82-76) versus Houston (West Regional)
Dayton won (58-51) versus Miami (OH) (Mideast Regional)
Houston won (82-76) versus Colorado State (West Regional)
Loyola (IL) lost (105-86) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Oklahoma City lost (89-74) versus Texas-El Paso (Midwest Regional)
Providence lost (65-48) versus Saint Joseph's (East Regional)
Texas-El Paso won (89-74) versus Oklahoma City (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Dayton lost (86-79) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Houston lost (63-60) versus Oregon State (West Regional)
Syracuse won (94-78) versus Davidson (East Regional)
Texas-El Paso won (78-76) versus Cincinnati (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Syracuse lost (91-81) versus Duke (East Regional)
Texas-El Paso won (81-80) versus Kansas (Midwest Regional)

National Semifinal
Texas-El Paso won (85-78) versus Utah

National Final
Texas-El Paso won (72-65) versus Kentucky