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1968-69 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 779-636, .551 W-L% (8th of 19)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Boston College

NCAA Tournament: 9 (Colorado State, Dayton, Duquesne, Marquette, New Mexico State, Notre Dame, Seattle, St. John's (NY) and Villanova)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Detroit Mercy, Houston, Marquette, Notre Dame, St. Bonaventure and Villanova)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Boston College, Duquesne, Marquette, New Mexico State, Notre Dame, St. John's (NY) and Villanova)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
Boston College R 24 4 .857
Rutgers  21 4 .840
Marquette 24 5 .828
New Mexico State 24 5 .828
Duquesne 21 5 .808
Villanova 21 5 .808
St. John's (NY) 23 6 .793
Dayton 20 7 .741
Notre Dame 20 7 .741
Seattle 20 8 .714
Colorado State 17 7 .708
Jacksonville  17 7 .708
St. Bonaventure  17 7 .708
Florida State  18 8 .692
West Texas A&M  18 8 .692
Holy Cross  16 8 .667
Oklahoma City  18 9 .667
Saint Francis (PA)  16 8 .667
Southern Illinois  16 8 .667
Fordham  17 9 .654
Army  18 10 .643
Texas-El Paso  16 9 .640
Detroit Mercy  16 10 .615
Houston  16 10 .615
Penn State  13 9 .591
Boston University  14 10 .583
Miami (FL)  14 10 .583
Providence  14 10 .583
New York University  12 9 .571
DePaul  14 11 .560
Northern Illinois  13 11 .542
Virginia Tech  14 12 .538
Creighton  13 13 .500
Georgetown  12 12 .500
Hardin-Simmons  13 13 .500
Georgia Tech  12 13 .480
Tulane  12 14 .462
West Virginia  12 14 .462
Air Force  11 13 .458
Niagara  11 13 .458
Colgate  11 14 .440
Butler  11 15 .423
Loyola (IL)  9 14 .391
Fairfield  10 16 .385
Xavier  10 16 .385
Syracuse  9 16 .360
Utah State  9 17 .346
Centenary (LA)  9 18 .333
Navy  7 14 .333
Texas-Pan American  8 17 .320
Canisius  7 16 .304
St. Francis (NY)  7 16 .304
Loyola (LA)  5 19 .208
Pittsburgh  4 20 .167
Portland  3 23 .115
Denver  2 24 .077

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 Final
St. John's (NY)           17 8 6 6 6 5 9 7 7 8
Duquesne           15 15 12 10 11 15 13 8 10 9
Villanova 11 10 8 8 5 9 9 9 11 10 8 11 11 12 10
New Mexico State       14 15 12 10 7 7 8 16 15 15 16 12
Marquette 15 20         20 15 16 16 17 18 20 18 14
Boston College                           20 16
Notre Dame 4 5 7 7 7 16 17 16 15           17
Dayton                 20 20 19 17      
Detroit Mercy 18 15 14 13 11 7 13                
Houston 8 6 12 20                      
St. Bonaventure 7 11 10 9 13 20                  

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Duquesne won (75-72) versus St. John's (NY) (East Regional)
New Mexico State lost (58-56) versus Weber State (West Regional)
St. John's (NY) lost (75-72) versus Duquesne (East Regional)

First Round
Colorado State won (52-50) versus Dayton (Midwest Regional)
Dayton lost (52-50) versus Colorado State (Midwest Regional)
Duquesne won (74-52) versus Saint Joseph's (East Regional)
Marquette won (82-62) versus Murray State (Mideast Regional)
New Mexico State won (74-62) versus Brigham Young (West Regional)
Notre Dame lost (63-60) versus Miami (OH) (Mideast Regional)
Seattle lost (75-73) versus Weber State (West Regional)
St. John's (NY) won (72-63) versus Princeton (East Regional)
Villanova lost (75-61) versus Davidson (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Colorado State won (64-56) versus Colorado (Midwest Regional)
Duquesne lost (79-78) versus North Carolina (East Regional)
Marquette won (81-74) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
New Mexico State lost (53-38) versus UCLA (West Regional)
St. John's (NY) lost (79-69) versus Davidson (East Regional)

Regional Final
Colorado State lost (84-77) versus Drake (Midwest Regional)
Marquette lost (75-73) versus Purdue (Mideast Regional)