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1953-54 Season Summary

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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: Indiana ▪ AP Final #1: Kentucky

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 129 87 .597 2 1 0 Duke North Carolina State
2 Big Seven Conference 7 71 77 .480 1 1 0 Colorado
Kansas
3 Big Ten Conference 10 130 92 .586 3 1 0 Indiana
4 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 7 73 83 .468 0 1 0 Texas Tech
5 Independent 42 603 451 .572 7 7 3 Holy Cross
Seattle
6 Ivy Group 8 108 91 .543 0 1 0 Cornell
7 Metropolitan New York Conference 5 74 42 .638 0 1 0 St. Francis (NY)
8 Mid-American Conference 8 91 87 .511 0 1 0 Toledo
9 Missouri Valley Conference 6 102 67 .604 1 1 0 Oklahoma State
10 Mountain States Athletic Conference 8 109 106 .507 0 1 0 Colorado State
11 Ohio Valley Conference 3 51 35 .593 1 0 0 Western Kentucky Western Kentucky
12 Pacific Coast Conference 9 136 101 .574 1 1 1 Southern California (South)
13 Southeastern Conference 12 154 128 .546 2 1 0 Kentucky
Louisiana State
14 Southern Conference 10 116 130 .472 1 1 0 George Washington George Washington
15 Southwest Conference 7 89 77 .536 0 1 0 Rice
Texas
16 West Coast Conference 5 65 60 .520 0 1 0 Santa Clara
17 Western New York Little Three Conference 3 45 31 .592 1 0 0 Niagara
18 Yankee Conference 2 30 17 .638 0 1 0 Connecticut

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
Kentucky SEC 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1
La Salle Ind 6 20 16 13     19 12 9 7 12 13 8 12 2
Holy Cross Ind 19 14 10 12 7 6 8 7 10 9 9 7 13 9 3
Indiana Big Ten 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 4
Duquesne Ind 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 4 3 5
Notre Dame Ind   16 19       6 6 7 6 6 6 5 6 6
Bradley Ind                 18           7
Western Kentucky OVC 11 10 6 7 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 8
Penn State Ind                             9
Oklahoma State MVC 4 7 5 5 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 6 5 10
Southern California PCC                             11
George Washington Southern         12 7 10 10 11 10 8 8 9 7 12
Iowa Big Ten                     10 20 16 16 13
Louisiana State SEC 10 5 14 18   16 12 14 17 17 13 12 7 8 14
Duke ACC   13     8 9 13 20 8 15 14 10 11 18 15
Niagara WNY3   18     12 13 18               16
Seattle Ind       15 16 14 16 11 6 8 7 9 10 11 17
Kansas Big 7 5       16 11 17 17 19 20   17 15 13 18
Illinois Big Ten 9 4 4 8 15 19 20         20     19
Maryland ACC             14 13 13 11 11 11 17 14 20
School Conf 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
Brigham Young MSAC       19                      
California PCC 17 15         15 14 15 14          
Colorado State MSAC           18         19 18   19  
Connecticut Yankee               18         19    
Dayton Ind 15   16   14 17   18     17 16 14 15  
Fordham Metro NY   9 7 10                      
Idaho PCC     20 17   20                  
Kansas State Big 7 8                            
Louisville Ind                 20       20    
Minnesota Big Ten 12 6 8 6 6 10 9 8 12 12 18        
Navy Ind         18         16 20        
North Carolina State ACC 7 8 9 9 20         19     18 10  
Oklahoma City Ind 19 12 15 11 9 8 7 9 16 13 16 15      
Oregon State PCC 13 11 12 4 10                 16  
Rice SWC     11 16 11 15                  
Saint Louis MVC 18                            
Santa Clara WCC 16                            
Siena Ind   19                          
UCLA PCC   17 13 14               19      
Vanderbilt SEC     20 20 19                    
Wichita State MVC           11 11 16 14 18 15 14 12 20  
Wisconsin Big Ten     18                        
Wyoming MSAC 14     20                      

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Bob Pettit (Louisiana State)
Cliff Hagan (Kentucky)
Don Schlundt (Indiana)
Frank Selvy (Furman)
Tom Gola (La Salle)
2nd Team
Bob Leonard (Indiana)
Bob Mattick (Oklahoma State)
Dick Ricketts (Duquesne)
Frank Ramsey (Kentucky)
Tom Marshall (Western Kentucky)