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1985-86 Sun Belt Conference Season Summary

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Record: 142-103, .580 W-L% (7th of 33) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 6.74 (7th of 33) ▪ SOS: 5.27 (7th of 33)

Regular Season Champion: Old Dominion
Tournament Champion: Jacksonville

NCAA Tournament: 4 (Alabama-Birmingham, Jacksonville, Old Dominion and Western Kentucky)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama-Birmingham)
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 Old DominionR 11 3 .786 23 8 .742 66.3 62.1 9.7 5.5
2 Western Kentucky 10 4 .714 23 8 .742 67.8 62.1 11.0 5.3
3 Alabama-Birmingham 9 5 .643 25 11 .694 67.6 60.5 13.5 6.5
4 JacksonvilleT 9 5 .643 21 10 .677 66.6 62.0 10.3 5.8
5 Virginia Commonwealth  6 8 .429 12 16 .429 64.7 64.5 6.2 6.1
6 South Alabama  5 9 .357 16 16 .500 63.1 64.5 1.9 3.3
7 South Florida  5 9 .357 14 14 .500 59.7 60.6 3.8 4.6
8 Charlotte  1 13 .071 8 20 .286 68.1 75.8 -2.6 5.2

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/26 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 3/4 Final
Alabama-Birmingham 16 20 17 16 14 14 16 14 12 18              
Western Kentucky                       19          

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Alabama-Birmingham won (66-64) versus Missouri (West Regional)
Jacksonville lost (61-50) versus Temple (Midwest Regional)
Old Dominion won (72-64) versus West Virginia (East Regional)
Western Kentucky won (67-59) versus Nebraska (Southeast Regional)

Second Round
Alabama-Birmingham lost (77-59) versus North Carolina (West Regional)
Old Dominion lost (89-61) versus Duke (East Regional)
Western Kentucky lost (71-64) versus Kentucky (Southeast Regional)