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1952-53 Season Summary

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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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Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Big Ten Conference 10 119 105 .531 9.78 8.76 2 1 1 Indiana
2 Big Seven Conference 7 84 65 .564 8.16 6.86 2 1 1 Kansas
3 Ohio Valley Conference 2 41 15 .732 8.13 4.51 1 1 0 Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky
4 Pacific Coast Conference 9 128 113 .531 4.74 4.47 1 1 1 Washington (North)
5 Missouri Valley Conference 6 91 66 .580 3.48 2.43 1 1 0 Oklahoma State
6 Metropolitan New York Conference 6 94 44 .681 2.43 2.15 1 1 0 Manhattan
7 Western New York Little Three Conference 3 41 31 .569 1.23 1.90 0 0 0 Niagara
8 West Coast Conference 4 51 37 .580 -0.79 1.64 1 1 0 Santa Clara
9 Independent 44 620 453 .578 -1.61 0.22 8 6 0 Seattle
10 Southwest Conference 7 77 72 .517 -2.22 -1.74 0 1 0 Texas Christian
11 Mountain States Athletic Conference 8 114 100 .533 -2.59 -2.01 0 1 0 Wyoming
12 Yankee Conference 2 30 14 .682 -3.30 -4.30 0 0 0 Connecticut
13 Mid-American Conference 7 77 80 .490 -3.32 -1.64 0 1 0 Miami (OH)
14 Ivy Group 7 86 82 .512 -4.61 -2.98 0 1 0 Pennsylvania
15 Southeastern Conference 11 130 105 .553 -5.28 -5.03 1 1 1 Louisiana State
16 Southern Conference 17 217 189 .534 -5.64 -4.54 2 1 0 North Carolina State Wake Forest
17 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 8 79 110 .418 -13.99 -10.89 0 1 0 Arizona
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AP Poll Summary

School Conf 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 3/10 Final
Indiana Big Ten 19 15 12 7 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Seton Hall Ind 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 2
Kansas Big 7 20       15 9 14 18 14 10 5 6 5 3
Washington PCC 9 7 5 6 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 4
Louisiana State SEC 10 8 17 11 14 14 11 10 8 6 6 5 7 5
La Salle Ind 1 1 3 3 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 6
St. John's (NY) Metro NY                         20 7
Oklahoma State MVC 5 9 7 5 9 7 8 9 6 7 7 7 6 8
Duquesne Ind                     19 18 11 9
Notre Dame Ind 7 11 19 13 11 16 17       17 13 17 10
Illinois Big Ten 3 2 4 4 4 6 6 6 5 5 10 10 13 11
Kansas State Big 7 2 5 1 1 1 4 5 5 10 8 9 8 8 12
Holy Cross Ind 8 4 6 14 17     17       20   13
Seattle Ind   15 13 16 16 13 13 11 11 11 14 15 14 14
Wake Forest Southern                         12 15
Santa Clara WCC                           16
Western Kentucky OVC 11 10 10 10 10 12 9 8 9 9 8 9 9 17
North Carolina State Southern 6 6 11 9 8 8 12 15 12 15 13 12 18 18
DePaul Ind     14       10 7 7 14 15     19
Missouri State Ind                           20
School Conf 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 3/10 Final
California PCC 18     20   14   14 19 19        
Colorado Big 7   18                        
Duke Southern                   18        
Eastern Kentucky OVC           18 15       20 17    
Fordham Metro NY       8 7 10 7 13 16          
Georgetown Ind         20                  
Idaho PCC   20   18                    
Louisville Ind                 17 16 18 14 14  
Manhattan Metro NY           20 19 19 15 13 16   20  
Miami (OH) MAC                     12 16    
Minnesota Big Ten 16 17 9 19   19                
Murray State OVC                   17        
Navy Ind 20 13   15     16         18 19  
Niagara WNY3               20 17          
North Carolina Southern             18 12            
Oklahoma City Ind 13 19 16   18 17   16 13 12 11 11 10  
Saint Louis MVC 17                          
Southern California PCC       12 12                  
St. Bonaventure WNY3 14 12 15                      
Toledo MAC     18                      
Tulsa MVC 15 14 8 17 13 11 20   19          
UCLA PCC 12 20     19                  
Villanova Ind                   19        
Wyoming MSAC                         16  

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Bob Houbregs (Washington)
Ernie Beck (Pennsylvania)
Johnny O'Brien (Seattle)
Tom Gola (La Salle)
Walter Dukes (Seton Hall)
2nd Team
Bob Pettit (Louisiana State)
Dick Knostman (Kansas State)
Don Schlundt (Indiana)
Frank Selvy (Furman)
Joe Richey (Brigham Young)