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1953-54 Standings

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National Champion: La Salle
Final Four: Bradley, La Salle, Penn State and Southern California

Consensus Player of the Year: Tom Gola

AP First #1: IndianaAP Final #1: Kentucky

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Records do not reflect forfeits or vacated games

ACC - 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 Duke R ACC 21 6 .778 9 1 .900 83.3 67.3 14.35 -1.72 8 15
2 Maryland  ACC 23 7 .767 7 2 .778 65.8 56.5 -0.73 -9.96 11 20
3 Wake Forest  ACC 17 12 .586 8 4 .667 76.6 70.0 4.72 -1.85
4 North Carolina StateT ACC 26 7 .788 5 3 .625 80.8 68.2 10.66 -1.97 7
5 North Carolina  ACC 11 10 .524 5 6 .455 68.5 63.6 -3.12 -8.08
6 South Carolina  ACC 10 16 .385 2 8 .200 62.0 69.8 -16.41 -8.59
7 Virginia  ACC 16 11 .593 1 4 .200 77.2 79.0 -9.02 -7.27
8 Clemson  ACC 5 18 .217 0 9 .000 61.0 78.2 -26.16 -9.01

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 Kansas R Big 7 16 5 .762 10 2 .833 73.0 66.3 11.13 4.42 5 18
2 ColoradoR Big 7 11 11 .500 10 2 .833 66.5 67.7 4.69 5.92
3 Missouri  Big 7 11 10 .524 6 6 .500 70.7 66.9 7.19 3.39
4 Kansas State  Big 7 11 10 .524 5 7 .417 74.0 71.2 5.50 2.69 8
5 Nebraska  Big 7 8 13 .381 5 7 .417 70.1 75.8 -0.27 5.43
6 Oklahoma  Big 7 8 13 .381 4 8 .333 68.0 72.9 1.17 5.98
7 Iowa State  Big 7 6 15 .286 2 10 .167 64.8 71.6 -3.61 3.19

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 IndianaR Big Ten 20 4 .833 12 2 .857 75.5 67.2 17.50 9.17 1 4
2 Iowa  Big Ten 17 5 .773 11 3 .786 70.9 64.3 15.39 8.85 10 13
3 Illinois  Big Ten 17 5 .773 10 4 .714 76.3 64.7 18.81 7.22 4 19
4 Minnesota  Big Ten 17 5 .773 10 4 .714 73.3 68.9 14.07 9.62 6
5 Wisconsin  Big Ten 12 10 .545 6 8 .429 67.9 63.3 12.36 7.77 18
6 Northwestern  Big Ten 9 13 .409 6 8 .429 70.1 70.1 8.19 8.19
7 Ohio State  Big Ten 11 11 .500 5 9 .357 77.2 77.1 8.31 8.21
8 Michigan State  Big Ten 9 13 .409 4 10 .286 67.6 66.4 10.29 9.02
9 Michigan  Big Ten 9 13 .409 3 11 .214 72.6 75.6 3.56 6.56
10 Purdue  Big Ten 9 13 .409 3 11 .214 70.0 74.3 3.20 7.58

BIAA - 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 TechR BIAA 20 5 .800 11 1 .917 76.2 65.0 1.63 -9.62
2 West Texas A&M  BIAA 13 7 .650 9 3 .750 68.6 66.6 -7.20 -9.20
3 Arizona  BIAA 14 10 .583 8 4 .667 65.2 70.9 -9.68 -4.01
4 Texas-El Paso  BIAA 8 14 .364 4 8 .333 59.8 67.1 -17.19 -9.83
5 Hardin-Simmons  BIAA 7 17 .292 4 8 .333 61.7 69.5 -14.48 -6.67
6 New Mexico State  BIAA 6 12 .333 3 9 .250 54.3 59.9 -14.90 -9.37
7 Arizona State  BIAA 5 18 .217 3 9 .250 69.4 81.4 -19.10 -7.15

Ind - 42 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 Holy Cross R Ind 26 2 .929 79.7 66.7 15.65 2.70 3 3
2 SeattleR Ind 26 2 .929 79.4 64.9 10.70 -4.65 6 17
3 Duquesne  Ind 26 3 .897 67.8 54.6 18.24 5.04 1 5
4 Notre Dame Ind 22 3 .880 75.5 62.9 16.91 4.17 5 6
5 La SalleFN Ind 26 4 .867 74.6 65.2 14.72 5.24 2 2
6 Dayton  Ind 25 7 .781 75.2 69.2 10.29 4.25 14
7 Louisville  Ind 22 7 .759 77.0 72.0 8.87 3.92 20
8 Penn StateF Ind 18 6 .750 69.6 65.0 5.46 0.86 9 9
9 Oklahoma City Ind 18 7 .720 62.1 56.0 6.44 0.35 7
10 Navy Ind 18 8 .692 75.4 71.8 5.00 1.41 16
11 Army  Ind 15 7 .682 70.2 70.3 -2.26 -2.18
12 Villanova  Ind 20 11 .645 65.7 67.0 2.17 3.52
13 Lafayette  Ind 17 10 .630 67.8 66.2 -3.50 -5.08
14 Saint Joseph's  Ind 14 9 .609 67.9 69.6 -3.36 -1.61
15 Xavier  Ind 18 12 .600 70.9 67.8 5.96 2.92
16 BradleyF Ind 19 13 .594 78.0 72.6 8.46 3.06 7 7
17 John Carroll  Ind 15 11 .577 73.9 81.9 -12.20 -4.20
18 Seton Hall  Ind 13 10 .565 71.8 67.6 4.39 0.17
19 Temple  Ind 15 12 .556 63.2 65.2 0.90 2.95
20 Muhlenburg  Ind 12 10 .545 70.2 73.0 -5.99 -3.20
21 Washington (MO)  Ind 12 10 .545 62.3 63.3 -1.75 -0.75
22 Syracuse  Ind 10 9 .526 74.7 77.2 -1.07 1.46
23 Cincinnati  Ind 11 10 .524 75.3 71.8 8.73 5.18
24 DePaul  Ind 11 10 .524 64.5 76.2 4.27 16.00
25 Iona  Ind 11 10 .524 66.1 68.4 -1.16 1.15
26 Butler  Ind 13 12 .520 65.5 74.8 -2.86 6.39
27 Boston College  Ind 11 11 .500 71.3 78.3 -8.18 -1.18
28 Loyola Marymount  Ind 14 16 .467 62.1 67.6 -7.44 -1.94
29 Rutgers  Ind 11 13 .458 69.9 75.6 -7.03 -1.32
30 Creighton  Ind 14 17 .452 72.1 81.5 -7.39 1.98
31 Gonzaga  Ind 12 15 .444 66.6 73.9 -9.58 -2.31
32 Valparaiso  Ind 10 13 .435 68.2 82.4 -18.61 -4.41
33 Marquette  Ind 11 15 .423 74.9 76.3 -0.06 1.31
34 Lehigh  Ind 8 12 .400 63.5 64.5 -7.45 -6.36
35 Pittsburgh  Ind 9 14 .391 68.7 75.9 -5.27 1.97
36 Georgetown  Ind 11 18 .379 63.3 73.3 -7.36 2.70
37 Siena  Ind 7 14 .333 60.7 68.6 -7.98 -0.10 19
38 Portland  Ind 9 19 .321 68.5 83.3 -13.17 1.63
39 Loyola (IL)  Ind 7 15 .318 69.1 75.6 -4.88 1.57
40 Drake  Ind 7 16 .304 67.1 77.2 -8.21 1.84
41 Colgate  Ind 5 12 .294 69.2 76.5 -4.83 2.41
42 Bucknell  Ind 4 16 .200 64.3 78.9 -18.25 -3.65

Ivy - 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 CornellR Ivy 17 7 .708 11 3 .786 67.9 61.1 3.67 -3.15
2 Princeton  Ivy 16 9 .640 11 3 .786 66.1 62.3 0.69 -3.10
3 Pennsylvania  Ivy 17 8 .680 10 4 .714 69.9 62.0 5.09 -2.82
4 Yale  Ivy 12 14 .462 7 7 .500 66.8 72.1 -6.71 -1.41
5 Columbia  Ivy 11 13 .458 6 8 .429 60.7 65.1 -7.23 -2.75
6 Dartmouth  Ivy 13 13 .500 5 9 .357 62.3 65.6 -5.79 -2.49
7 Brown  Ivy 13 11 .542 4 10 .286 66.3 72.9 -10.95 -4.36
8 Harvard  Ivy 9 16 .360 2 12 .143 59.4 71.0 -14.61 -3.02

MAC - 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 ToledoR MAC 13 10 .565 10 2 .833 71.2 70.4 1.48 0.66
2 Bowling Green State  MAC 17 7 .708 10 3 .769 82.9 72.9 8.91 -1.09
3 Miami (OH)  MAC 12 10 .545 7 5 .583 79.6 77.2 1.31 -1.15
4 Marshall  MAC 12 9 .571 6 7 .462 78.8 81.4 -5.82 -3.22
5 Western Michigan  MAC 10 11 .476 4 5 .444 68.7 75.3 -10.30 -3.69
6 Ohio  MAC 12 10 .545 5 7 .417 73.2 74.3 -2.14 -1.07
7 Kent State  MAC 8 13 .381 3 9 .250 67.5 75.3 -11.91 -4.11
8 Case Western Reserve  MAC 7 17 .292 2 9 .182 67.9 80.4 -15.75 -3.25

Metro NY - 5 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 St. Francis (NY) R Metro NY 23 5 .821 5 0 1.000 65.1 63.5 2.69 1.12
2 Fordham Metro NY 18 6 .750 3 1 .750 67.0 58.6 10.74 2.27 7
3 Manhattan  Metro NY 15 11 .577 3 3 .500 71.6 74.2 -0.55 2.04
4 New York University  Metro NY 9 9 .500 2 2 .500 69.9 76.7 -3.29 3.45
5 St. John's (NY)  Metro NY 9 11 .450 2 3 .400 65.9 71.1 -1.20 3.93

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 Colorado StateR MSAC 22 7 .759 12 2 .857 64.7 60.8 3.09 -1.14 18
2 Wyoming  MSAC 19 9 .679 10 4 .714 58.4 55.2 2.30 -0.91 14
3 Brigham Young  MSAC 18 11 .621 9 5 .643 68.8 65.7 2.69 -0.51 19
4 Utah State  MSAC 14 13 .519 7 7 .500 67.1 68.4 -3.64 -2.39
5 Utah  MSAC 12 14 .462 7 7 .500 63.3 64.3 -1.42 -0.42
6 New Mexico  MSAC 11 11 .500 5 9 .357 65.2 67.3 -5.66 -3.60
7 Montana  MSAC 7 20 .259 3 11 .214 61.0 68.9 -8.42 -0.60
8 Denver  MSAC 6 21 .222 3 11 .214 56.4 65.1 -8.45 0.27

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 24 5 .828 9 1 .900 62.9 53.1 14.53 4.78 4 10
2 Wichita State  MVC 27 4 .871 8 2 .800 78.9 69.1 11.05 1.30 11
3 Tulsa  MVC 15 14 .517 5 5 .500 61.4 62.0 2.90 3.45
4 Saint Louis  MVC 14 12 .538 4 6 .400 72.8 69.8 7.89 4.85 18
5 Houston  MVC 11 15 .423 3 7 .300 65.4 70.5 -1.07 4.02
6 Detroit Mercy  MVC 11 17 .393 1 9 .100 65.9 72.5 -3.15 3.40

OVC - 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 Western Kentucky RT OVC 29 3 .906 9 1 .900 83.0 70.2 15.60 2.83 3 8
2 Murray State  OVC 15 16 .484 6 4 .600 67.0 73.9 -6.05 0.90
3 Eastern Kentucky  OVC 7 16 .304 4 6 .400 71.0 83.4 -5.71 6.69

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 Oregon State  PCC (North) 19 10 .655 11 5 .688 61.4 54.9 9.27 2.71 4
2 Idaho  PCC (North) 15 8 .652 9 7 .563 64.6 60.3 3.41 -0.91 17
3 Oregon  PCC (North) 17 10 .630 9 7 .563 66.4 65.6 1.94 1.09
4 Washington  PCC (North) 8 18 .308 7 9 .438 61.4 65.7 -0.60 3.69
5 Washington State  PCC (North) 10 17 .370 4 12 .250 54.7 59.9 -2.91 2.28
6 Southern CaliforniaRF PCC (South) 19 14 .576 8 4 .667 61.0 61.4 7.54 8.51 11 11
7 UCLA  PCC (South) 18 7 .720 7 5 .583 74.0 62.5 15.34 3.88 13
8 California  PCC (South) 17 7 .708 6 6 .500 63.8 58.0 9.77 3.96 14
9 Stanford  PCC (South) 13 10 .565 3 9 .250 68.6 67.9 5.47 4.76

SEC - 12 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 Kentucky R SEC 25 0 1.000 14 0 1.000 87.5 60.3 26.69 -0.47 1 1
2 Louisiana StateR SEC 20 5 .800 14 0 1.000 72.7 59.8 13.47 0.51 5 14
3 Alabama  SEC 16 8 .667 10 4 .714 68.9 65.6 2.67 -0.60
4 Tulane  SEC 15 8 .652 10 4 .714 65.2 65.1 2.14 2.00
5 Auburn  SEC 16 8 .667 8 6 .571 71.5 71.4 -5.05 -5.20
6 Mississippi  SEC 12 12 .500 7 7 .500 69.2 69.8 -1.03 -0.38
7 Tennessee  SEC 11 12 .478 7 7 .500 70.1 73.7 -4.86 -1.28
8 Vanderbilt  SEC 12 10 .545 5 9 .357 71.8 71.7 0.54 0.44 19
9 Mississippi State  SEC 11 10 .524 5 9 .357 64.2 70.8 -6.99 -0.39
10 Florida  SEC 7 15 .318 3 11 .214 67.1 77.7 -14.47 -3.91
11 Georgia  SEC 7 18 .280 2 12 .143 67.8 80.1 -16.79 -4.54
12 Georgia Tech  SEC 2 22 .083 0 14 .000 60.0 75.2 -18.71 -3.54

Southern - 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 George WashingtonRT Southern 23 3 .885 10 0 1.000 80.5 65.1 6.34 -9.00 7 12
2 Furman  Southern 20 9 .690 6 1 .857 87.6 80.0 -3.05 -10.67
3 Richmond  Southern 23 8 .742 10 3 .769 76.6 73.1 -6.20 -9.74
4 West Virginia  Southern 12 11 .522 6 4 .600 81.9 75.8 -1.82 -7.92
5 William & Mary  Southern 9 14 .391 6 5 .545 63.5 70.3 -13.09 -6.28
6 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 11 12 .478 6 7 .462 70.9 75.9 -20.50 -15.50
7 Davidson  Southern 7 15 .318 3 5 .375 64.8 78.7 -26.70 -12.81
8 Washington & Lee  Southern 6 17 .261 3 9 .250 61.5 77.1 -24.09 -8.51
9 Virginia Tech  Southern 3 24 .111 3 13 .188 62.5 82.0 -26.76 -7.24
10 Citadel  Southern 2 17 .105 1 7 .125 60.2 83.4 -40.55 -17.33

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 RiceR SWC 23 5 .821 9 3 .750 70.7 61.4 11.05 1.75 11
2 Texas R SWC 16 9 .640 9 3 .750 63.8 62.5 5.70 4.49
3 Arkansas  SWC 13 9 .591 6 6 .500 65.0 62.1 4.96 2.05
4 Southern Methodist  SWC 13 9 .591 6 6 .500 74.3 68.6 7.98 2.26
5 Baylor  SWC 12 11 .522 6 6 .500 61.6 65.4 -1.39 2.35
6 Texas Christian  SWC 10 14 .417 5 7 .417 60.1 63.6 -1.36 2.22
7 Texas A&M  SWC 2 20 .091 1 11 .083 51.7 66.6 -10.82 4.08

WCC - 5 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 20 7 .741 9 3 .750 62.9 57.8 3.82 -1.32 16
2 San Francisco  WCC 14 7 .667 8 4 .667 61.2 58.9 -1.48 -3.75
3 San Jose State  WCC 12 15 .444 6 6 .500 59.8 60.5 -3.96 -3.21
4 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 10 14 .417 4 8 .333 59.3 64.5 -6.73 -1.57
5 Pacific  WCC 9 17 .346 3 9 .250 58.2 71.3 -13.10 0.00

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 24 6 .800 3 1 .750 71.1 62.5 12.53 3.92 12 16
2 St. Bonaventure  WNY3 12 11 .522 2 2 .500 65.6 70.3 -1.16 3.59
3 Canisius  WNY3 9 14 .391 1 3 .250 65.4 71.5 -3.93 2.22

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 ConnecticutR Yankee 23 3 .885 7 0 1.000 79.4 70.1 3.73 -5.53 18
2 Rhode Island  Yankee 7 14 .333 4 4 .500 74.0 84.0 -14.04 -4.04