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1979-80 Southeastern Conference Season Summary

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Record: 165-127, .565 W-L% (9th of 29) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 7.38 (3rd of 29) ▪ SOS: 6.36 (3rd of 29)

Regular Season Champion: Kentucky
Tournament Champion: Louisiana State

NCAA Tournament: 3 (Kentucky, Louisiana State and Tennessee)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Kentucky and Louisiana State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Kentucky and Louisiana State)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 KentuckyR 15 3 .833 29 6 .829 76.1 66.3 16.9 7.2
2 Louisiana StateT 14 4 .778 26 6 .813 79.0 71.5 12.9 5.4
3 Alabama  12 6 .667 18 12 .600 71.3 67.8 9.0 5.5
4 Tennessee 12 6 .667 18 11 .621 71.8 68.8 10.8 7.7
5 Mississippi  9 9 .500 17 13 .567 69.8 68.1 8.2 6.5
6 Mississippi State  7 11 .389 13 14 .481 74.4 75.2 5.5 6.3
7 Vanderbilt  7 11 .389 13 13 .500 77.6 77.4 5.1 4.9
8 Georgia  7 11 .389 14 13 .519 64.4 65.5 6.0 7.1
9 Auburn  5 13 .278 10 18 .357 65.3 67.7 3.4 5.7
10 Florida  2 16 .111 7 21 .250 66.7 78.0 -4.0 7.3

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 Final
Louisiana State 7 6 6 7 5 4 6 14 11 10 6 6 5 5 3
Kentucky 2 5 5 3 2 2 4 6 5 3 5 5 3 2 4
Tennessee               20 19            

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Tennessee won (80-69) versus Furman (East Regional)

Second Round
Kentucky won (97-78) versus Florida State (Mideast Regional)
Louisiana State won (98-88) versus Alcorn State (Midwest Regional)
Tennessee lost (86-75) versus Maryland (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Kentucky lost (55-54) versus Duke (Mideast Regional)
Louisiana State won (68-63) versus Missouri (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Louisiana State lost (86-66) versus Louisville (Midwest Regional)