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1977-78 Southeastern Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 153-122, .556 W-L% (18th of 24) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 6.75 (3rd of 24) ▪ SOS: 5.61 (3rd of 24)

Regular Season Champion: Kentucky

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Kentucky)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama and Kentucky)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Kentucky)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Kentucky 16 2 .889 30 2 .938 84.2 69.8 21.1 6.8 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF; NCAA Champion
2 Mississippi State 13 5 .722 18 9 .667 69.4 67.8 7.6 6.0
3 Louisiana State 12 6 .667 18 9 .667 84.1 75.5 14.2 5.6
4 Alabama 11 7 .611 17 10 .630 74.6 72.7 8.1 6.2
5 Florida 8 10 .444 15 12 .556 76.0 74.6 5.4 3.9
5 Auburn 8 10 .444 13 14 .481 82.0 82.2 5.6 5.8
7 Tennessee 6 12 .333 11 16 .407 77.9 79.5 3.4 5.0
7 Vanderbilt 6 12 .333 10 17 .370 65.2 68.0 1.8 4.7
9 Georgia 5 13 .278 11 16 .407 65.6 72.0 0.4 6.8
9 Mississippi 5 13 .278 10 17 .370 66.3 71.9 -0.2 5.4

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/29 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 Final
Kentucky 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1
Alabama 15 15 - - 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Auburn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florida - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisiana State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mississippi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mississippi State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tennessee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Vanderbilt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Kentucky won (85-76) versus Florida State (Mideast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Kentucky won (91-69) versus Miami (OH) (Mideast Regional)

Regional Final
Kentucky won (52-49) versus Michigan State (Mideast Regional)

National Semifinal
Kentucky won (64-59) versus Arkansas

National Final
Kentucky won (94-88) versus Duke