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1980-81 Southwest Conference Season Summary

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Record: 135-122, .525 W-L% (17th of 29) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 3.20 (9th of 29) ▪ SOS: 3.27 (8th of 29)

Regular Season Champion: Arkansas
Tournament Champion: Houston

NCAA Tournament: 2 (Arkansas and Houston)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Arkansas and Texas A&M)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Arkansas)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 ArkansasR 13 3 .813 24 8 .750 67.0 59.7 12.1 4.8
2 HoustonT 10 6 .625 21 9 .700 73.3 66.2 9.6 2.5
2 Baylor  10 6 .625 15 12 .556 63.2 66.6 0.4 3.8
4 Texas A&M  8 8 .500 15 12 .556 65.2 61.4 6.2 2.4
4 Texas Tech  8 8 .500 15 13 .536 63.4 62.5 4.2 3.3
6 Texas  7 9 .438 15 15 .500 73.0 72.6 3.3 3.0
6 Rice  7 9 .438 12 15 .444 59.3 62.7 -1.0 2.3
8 Texas Christian  6 10 .375 11 18 .379 61.5 65.3 0.2 3.9
9 Southern Methodist  3 13 .188 7 20 .259 55.1 64.7 -6.0 3.5

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
Arkansas 20 11 17 19 17                 18 15 20
Texas A&M 15 14 12 13 12 11                    

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Arkansas won (73-67) versus Mercer (Midwest Regional)
Houston lost (90-72) versus Villanova (East Regional)

Second Round
Arkansas won (74-73) versus Louisville (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Arkansas lost (72-56) versus Louisiana State (Midwest Regional)