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1952-53 Standings

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National Champion: Indiana
Final Four: Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana State and Washington

Consensus Player of the Year: Bob Houbregs

AP First #1: La SalleAP Final #1: Indiana

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Records do not reflect forfeits or vacated games

Big 7 - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 KansasRF Big 7 19 6 .760 10 2 .833 72.5 63.4 16.26 7.10 3 3
2 Kansas State  Big 7 17 4 .810 9 3 .750 81.6 72.5 16.72 7.62 1 12
3 Missouri  Big 7 11 9 .550 6 6 .500 66.4 67.4 5.67 6.62
4 Iowa State  Big 7 10 11 .476 5 7 .417 70.6 69.6 7.16 6.21
5 Oklahoma  Big 7 8 13 .381 5 7 .417 65.4 69.5 3.44 7.58
6 Nebraska  Big 7 9 11 .450 4 8 .333 69.5 72.6 4.46 7.52
7 Colorado  Big 7 10 11 .476 3 9 .250 67.5 69.4 3.45 5.36 18

Big Ten - 10 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 IndianaRFN Big Ten 23 3 .885 17 1 .944 81.2 69.5 19.98 8.29 1 1
2 Illinois  Big Ten 18 4 .818 14 4 .778 80.1 66.8 20.19 6.90 2 11
3 Minnesota  Big Ten 14 8 .636 11 7 .611 72.4 67.7 13.07 8.39 9
4 Michigan State  Big Ten 13 9 .591 11 7 .611 61.7 61.0 10.53 9.90
5 Wisconsin  Big Ten 13 9 .591 10 8 .556 65.5 61.9 11.98 8.35
6 Iowa  Big Ten 12 10 .545 9 9 .500 69.8 68.3 10.11 8.66
7 Ohio State  Big Ten 10 12 .455 7 11 .389 70.8 72.5 6.56 8.24
8 Northwestern  Big Ten 6 16 .273 5 13 .278 71.9 76.4 4.92 9.42
9 Michigan  Big Ten 6 16 .273 3 15 .167 70.2 79.5 0.03 9.31
10 Purdue  Big Ten 4 18 .182 3 15 .167 67.7 77.4 0.39 10.15

BIAA - 8 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Hardin-SimmonsR BIAA 19 12 .613 11 3 .786 63.7 62.8 -9.50 -10.45
2 Arizona R BIAA 13 11 .542 11 3 .786 65.4 64.1 -8.85 -10.13
3 Arizona State  BIAA 12 7 .632 10 4 .714 71.5 66.4 -8.93 -14.07
4 Texas Tech  BIAA 12 10 .545 9 5 .643 72.8 71.6 -8.92 -10.13
5 West Texas A&M  BIAA 8 13 .381 5 9 .357 60.3 65.2 -15.58 -10.69
6 New Mexico State  BIAA 7 17 .292 5 9 .357 55.4 64.1 -16.28 -7.55
7 Northern Arizona  BIAA 4 19 .174 2 12 .143 66.2 74.9 -20.71 -12.00
8 Texas-El Paso  BIAA 4 21 .160 3 11 .214 61.4 72.4 -23.13 -12.13

Ind - 44 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Seton Hall  Ind 31 2 .939 77.5 66.8 11.15 0.41 1 2
2 SeattleR Ind 29 3 .906 86.0 76.1 8.03 -1.81 11 14
3 La Salle  Ind 25 3 .893 76.9 64.4 14.71 2.19 1 6
4 Notre Dame Ind 19 5 .792 72.4 65.7 12.59 5.93 7 10
5 Louisville  Ind 22 6 .786 77.0 74.4 7.01 4.49 14
6 Holy Cross Ind 20 6 .769 78.5 69.7 7.27 -1.53 4 13
7 Navy Ind 16 5 .762 77.3 67.4 7.62 -2.26 13
8 Oklahoma City Ind 18 6 .750 63.9 57.6 7.10 0.74 10
9 Duquesne  Ind 21 8 .724 72.8 65.0 11.68 3.86 9 9
10 Villanova  Ind 19 8 .704 79.0 76.3 5.94 3.19 19
11 DePaul Ind 19 9 .679 71.2 71.9 7.32 8.00 7 19
12 Georgetown  Ind 13 7 .650 69.7 68.1 4.71 3.14 20
13 Penn State  Ind 15 9 .625 66.5 64.9 0.51 -1.08
14 Temple  Ind 16 10 .615 62.3 64.4 -0.47 1.58
15 Butler  Ind 14 9 .609 64.6 71.5 -1.03 5.79
16 Lehigh  Ind 12 8 .600 69.6 65.1 -7.83 -12.38
17 Baldwin-Wallace  Ind 13 9 .591 73.9 77.1 -6.22 -3.03
18 Army  Ind 11 8 .579 66.5 71.7 -9.37 -4.21
19 Colgate  Ind 12 9 .571 73.3 72.2 -2.44 -3.56
20 Muhlenburg  Ind 13 10 .565 76.3 79.3 -5.78 -2.78
21 Saint Joseph's  Ind 14 11 .560 72.9 69.5 3.34 -0.07
22 Bradley  Ind 15 12 .556 74.4 72.4 5.56 3.48
23 Dayton  Ind 16 13 .552 71.9 67.7 8.41 4.26
24 Marquette  Ind 13 11 .542 74.0 73.6 4.46 4.14
25 Pittsburgh  Ind 12 11 .522 66.4 69.6 -3.24 0.06
26 Drake  Ind 13 12 .520 70.0 68.1 3.76 1.89
27 Lafayette  Ind 13 12 .520 60.5 67.7 -14.23 -6.97
28 Loyola (LA)  Ind 14 13 .519 66.2 72.7 -5.17 1.29
29 Gonzaga  Ind 15 14 .517 72.2 80.3 -7.19 0.89
30 Loyola Marymount  Ind 14 14 .500 68.7 74.0 -5.05 0.28
31 John Carroll  Ind 13 14 .481 74.6 84.9 -13.14 -2.81
32 Xavier  Ind 11 12 .478 76.4 79.6 0.92 4.16
33 Siena  Ind 10 11 .476 61.3 62.6 -0.36 1.01
34 Bowling Green State  Ind 12 15 .444 70.9 74.2 -0.90 2.37
35 Creighton  Ind 11 14 .440 66.5 79.6 -8.55 4.60
36 Virginia  Ind 10 13 .435 80.7 85.8 -9.93 -4.87
37 Miami (FL)  Ind 9 12 .429 65.9 75.4 -10.14 -0.59
38 Syracuse  Ind 7 11 .389 73.5 77.1 -2.96 0.63
39 Rutgers  Ind 8 13 .381 67.8 74.8 -10.24 -3.24
40 Valparaiso  Ind 9 15 .375 63.4 74.4 -11.80 -0.80
41 Loyola (IL)  Ind 8 15 .348 63.1 69.5 -1.81 4.64
42 Boston College  Ind 7 15 .318 68.9 81.4 -13.17 -0.74
43 Brown  Ind 5 14 .263 62.4 78.4 -19.24 -3.24
44 Bucknell  Ind 3 16 .158 57.5 83.0 -32.70 -7.20

Ivy - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 PennsylvaniaR Ivy 22 5 .815 10 2 .833 68.6 60.9 5.07 -2.61
2 Columbia  Ivy 17 6 .739 8 4 .667 69.4 60.8 3.38 -5.20
3 Cornell  Ivy 9 12 .429 6 6 .500 60.7 64.0 -5.69 -2.34
4 Yale  Ivy 10 15 .400 6 6 .500 64.0 66.7 -5.09 -2.40
5 Dartmouth  Ivy 12 14 .462 5 7 .417 59.8 67.9 -10.39 -2.24
6 Princeton  Ivy 9 14 .391 5 7 .417 64.8 66.5 -4.05 -2.36
7 Harvard  Ivy 7 16 .304 2 10 .167 60.6 72.4 -15.52 -3.69

MAC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Miami (OH)R MAC 17 6 .739 10 2 .833 82.7 70.6 10.56 -1.53 12
2 Toledo  MAC 16 7 .696 9 3 .750 68.9 67.6 0.85 -0.38 18
3 Cincinnati  MAC 11 13 .458 9 3 .750 75.7 76.5 1.49 2.29
4 Western Michigan  MAC 12 9 .571 6 6 .500 71.1 69.7 -2.45 -3.84
5 Ohio  MAC 9 13 .409 4 8 .333 71.9 74.6 -5.47 -2.83
6 Kent State  MAC 7 15 .318 3 9 .250 74.0 81.0 -10.10 -3.10
7 Case Western Reserve  MAC 5 17 .227 1 11 .083 68.6 84.6 -18.11 -2.11

Metro NY - 6 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Manhattan R Metro NY 20 6 .769 6 0 1.000 66.5 60.9 9.13 3.57 13
2 St. John's (NY)  Metro NY 17 6 .739 5 1 .833 67.3 64.6 7.33 4.61 7 7
3 Fordham Metro NY 18 8 .692 4 2 .667 68.2 63.7 7.13 1.68 7
4 St. Francis (NY)  Metro NY 20 7 .741 2 3 .400 65.5 66.9 -0.66 0.80
5 New York University  Metro NY 9 11 .450 1 3 .250 75.6 77.4 0.53 2.36
6 City College of New York  Metro NY 10 6 .625 1 5 .167 66.6 75.3 -8.86 -0.14

MSAC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 WyomingR MSAC 20 10 .667 12 2 .857 58.8 57.3 2.61 1.03 16
2 Brigham Young  MSAC 22 8 .733 11 3 .786 68.5 58.4 9.24 -0.80
3 Utah State  MSAC 17 13 .567 7 7 .500 69.3 70.0 -2.51 -1.75
4 Montana  MSAC 14 11 .560 6 8 .429 69.7 70.5 -4.17 -3.37
5 Colorado State  MSAC 12 14 .462 5 9 .357 62.7 66.1 -5.57 -2.17
6 New Mexico  MSAC 10 14 .417 5 9 .357 69.1 69.0 -8.28 -8.37
7 Utah  MSAC 10 14 .417 5 9 .357 61.5 65.8 -3.41 0.86
8 Denver  MSAC 9 16 .360 5 9 .357 60.1 67.2 -8.61 -1.49

MVC - 6 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Oklahoma StateR MVC 23 7 .767 8 2 .800 62.3 54.3 10.45 2.48 5 8
2 Tulsa  MVC 15 10 .600 5 5 .500 67.0 63.9 5.74 2.58 8
3 Saint Louis  MVC 16 11 .593 5 5 .500 72.5 70.4 6.44 4.33 17
4 Houston  MVC 9 13 .409 5 5 .500 62.1 69.3 -5.52 1.73
5 Detroit Mercy  MVC 12 14 .462 4 6 .400 72.6 73.0 1.29 1.67
6 Wichita State  MVC 16 11 .593 3 7 .300 71.5 70.8 2.48 1.78

OVC - 2 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Eastern KentuckyR OVC 16 9 .640 9 1 .900 72.7 73.5 5.75 6.62 15
2 Western Kentucky T OVC 25 6 .806 8 2 .800 80.4 72.3 10.51 2.40 8 17

PCC - 9 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 WashingtonRF PCC (North) 28 3 .903 15 1 .938 72.2 59.3 16.34 3.44 2 4
2 Idaho  PCC (North) 14 11 .560 8 8 .500 64.3 63.5 3.97 3.16 18
3 Oregon  PCC (North) 14 14 .500 8 8 .500 68.7 68.9 3.33 3.56
4 Oregon State  PCC (North) 11 18 .379 6 10 .375 59.3 63.3 1.16 5.12
5 Washington State  PCC (North) 7 27 .206 3 13 .188 55.4 66.8 -7.94 3.44
6 California  PCC (South) 15 10 .600 9 3 .750 66.9 63.7 9.56 6.30 14
7 Southern California  PCC (South) 17 5 .773 7 5 .583 69.8 63.9 8.89 3.00 12
8 UCLA  PCC (South) 16 8 .667 6 6 .500 66.7 63.2 9.64 6.19 12
9 Stanford  PCC (South) 6 17 .261 2 10 .167 65.4 73.7 -2.27 6.01

SEC - 11 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Louisiana StateRF SEC 22 3 .880 13 0 1.000 70.1 61.0 7.40 -1.56 5 5
2 Tulane  SEC 12 6 .667 9 4 .692 64.9 62.5 -0.90 -3.34
3 Florida  SEC 13 6 .684 8 5 .615 70.5 67.1 -3.45 -6.83
4 Tennessee  SEC 13 8 .619 7 6 .538 75.4 74.3 -4.71 -5.83
5 Auburn  SEC 13 8 .619 6 7 .462 67.2 65.7 -5.02 -6.52
6 Alabama  SEC 12 9 .571 6 7 .462 66.4 65.6 -5.24 -6.10
7 Mississippi  SEC 14 11 .560 5 8 .385 67.6 70.1 -7.05 -4.48
8 Vanderbilt  SEC 10 9 .526 5 8 .385 78.0 74.8 -1.97 -5.19
9 Mississippi State  SEC 9 10 .474 5 8 .385 62.9 72.6 -13.06 -3.27
10 Georgia Tech  SEC 5 17 .227 4 9 .308 66.7 73.4 -12.63 -5.91
11 Georgia  SEC 7 18 .280 3 10 .231 65.1 70.3 -11.48 -6.29

Southern - 17 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 North Carolina State R Southern 26 6 .813 13 3 .813 83.2 66.6 15.80 -0.80 6 18
2 Wake ForestT Southern 19 6 .760 12 3 .800 78.9 70.5 7.21 -0.66 12 15
3 Maryland  Southern 15 8 .652 12 3 .800 61.1 54.6 2.56 -3.96
4 West Virginia  Southern 19 7 .731 11 3 .786 83.0 74.8 2.44 -5.81
5 Furman  Southern 21 6 .778 10 3 .769 85.8 73.3 1.37 -11.10
6 Duke  Southern 17 8 .680 12 4 .750 83.7 78.5 4.01 -1.19 18
7 Richmond  Southern 20 7 .741 13 5 .722 78.2 72.7 -1.19 -6.72
8 North Carolina  Southern 17 10 .630 15 6 .714 74.7 70.1 -0.73 -5.31 12
9 George Washington  Southern 15 7 .682 12 6 .667 85.9 72.9 8.84 -4.16
10 Clemson  Southern 8 10 .444 6 8 .429 66.8 71.3 -13.00 -8.44
11 South Carolina  Southern 11 13 .458 7 12 .368 68.9 76.3 -13.35 -6.00
12 William & Mary  Southern 10 13 .435 6 13 .316 79.1 76.6 -1.46 -3.99
13 Virginia Tech  Southern 4 19 .174 4 13 .235 67.7 80.7 -18.20 -5.25
14 Davidson  Southern 4 16 .200 3 14 .176 62.6 77.9 -19.69 -4.43
15 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 5 19 .208 1 14 .067 63.1 82.1 -20.83 -1.83
16 Washington & Lee  Southern 2 20 .091 1 17 .056 68.3 88.4 -20.01 0.09
17 Citadel  Southern 4 14 .222 0 11 .000 62.5 84.5 -29.59 -7.59

SWC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Texas ChristianR SWC 16 8 .667 9 3 .750 58.6 56.7 1.27 -0.68
2 Rice  SWC 15 6 .714 8 4 .667 63.0 57.6 3.47 -1.92
3 Texas  SWC 12 9 .571 8 4 .667 60.0 58.6 -1.10 -2.53
4 Baylor  SWC 10 11 .476 6 6 .500 59.8 61.2 -3.28 -1.91
5 Arkansas  SWC 10 11 .476 4 8 .333 65.2 63.0 -0.29 -2.49
6 Southern Methodist  SWC 8 12 .400 4 8 .333 58.9 62.7 -4.24 -0.49
7 Texas A&M  SWC 6 15 .286 3 9 .250 48.6 57.8 -11.34 -2.18

WCC - 4 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Santa ClaraR WCC 17 7 .708 6 2 .750 66.9 61.2 6.11 0.37 16 16
2 San Francisco  WCC 10 11 .476 6 2 .750 60.3 62.7 0.53 2.96
3 San Jose State  WCC 15 8 .652 4 4 .500 56.4 58.2 -2.51 -0.69
4 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 9 11 .450 4 4 .500 60.6 71.8 -7.30 3.92

WNY3 - 3 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Niagara R WNY3 22 6 .786 4 0 1.000 68.7 63.4 6.19 0.91 17
2 St. Bonaventure  WNY3 10 11 .476 1 3 .250 63.3 66.8 0.48 3.98 12
3 Canisius  WNY3 9 14 .391 1 3 .250 66.2 69.9 -2.99 0.80

Yankee - 2 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Connecticut R Yankee 17 4 .810 5 1 .833 74.6 68.7 0.60 -5.32
2 Rhode Island  Yankee 13 10 .565 6 2 .750 78.2 82.1 -7.20 -3.28