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1954-55 Season Summary

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National Champion: San Francisco
Final Four: Colorado, Iowa, La Salle and San Francisco

Consensus Player of the Year: Bill Russell

AP First #1: La SalleAP Final #1: San Francisco

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Big Ten Conference 10 127 97 .567 10.00 6.80 3 1 1 Iowa
2 Western New York Little Three Conference 3 51 23 .689 5.81 2.33 0 1 0 Niagara
3 Big Seven Conference 7 80 71 .530 5.76 4.91 1 1 1 Colorado
4 West Coast Conference 5 74 55 .574 5.75 6.75 1 1 1 San Francisco
5 Pacific Coast Conference 9 127 106 .545 5.14 4.59 2 1 0 Oregon State (North)
6 Missouri Valley Conference 6 100 58 .633 5.12 1.90 2 1 0 Saint Louis
Tulsa
7 Ohio Valley Conference 3 44 33 .571 3.35 4.12 0 0 0 Western Kentucky Eastern Kentucky
8 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 118 93 .559 1.61 0.64 1 1 0 North Carolina State North Carolina State
9 Yankee Conference 2 37 15 .712 -1.10 -5.67 0 0 0 Connecticut
10 Independent 44 586 478 .551 -1.42 0.63 4 7 1
11 Metropolitan New York Conference 5 75 44 .630 -1.61 0.67 0 0 0 Manhattan
12 Southeastern Conference 12 151 125 .547 -2.27 -2.40 3 1 0 Kentucky
13 Ivy Group 8 93 102 .477 -4.88 -3.06 0 1 0 Princeton
14 Mountain States Athletic Conference 8 108 90 .545 -6.46 -4.39 1 1 0 Utah
15 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 7 79 81 .494 -6.99 -6.01 0 1 0 Texas Tech
West Texas A&M
16 Southwest Conference 7 77 89 .464 -7.51 -4.39 0 1 0 Southern Methodist
17 Mid-American Conference 8 86 89 .491 -8.97 -5.95 0 1 0 Miami (OH)
18 Southern Conference 10 129 128 .502 -11.28 -7.36 2 1 0 West Virginia West Virginia

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 Final
San Francisco WCC - - 17 5 5 5 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Kentucky SEC 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
La Salle Ind 1 1 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 3
North Carolina State ACC 10 4 5 2 3 2 2 3 6 7 7 6 5 4
Iowa Big Ten 4 13 20 19 14 19 19 19 - 15 15 16 12 5
Duquesne Ind 3 9 9 8 2 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 8 6
Utah MSAC 16 15 2 7 8 9 10 7 5 5 10 8 7 7
Marquette Ind - - - - - - 15 11 9 9 6 5 4 8
Dayton Ind 7 5 6 4 10 12 18 15 15 16 13 11 10 9
Oregon State PCC - - - - - - - - 19 18 16 - 14 10
Minnesota Big Ten - - - - 13 14 14 - 11 12 8 7 6 11
Alabama SEC - - 19 12 20 16 12 14 13 13 17 12 11 12
UCLA PCC 13 8 17 15 7 10 10 9 8 8 9 9 9 13
George Washington Southern - 11 8 9 6 8 9 6 7 6 5 10 13 14
Colorado Big 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15
Tulsa MVC - - - - - - - - - - 19 19 15 16
Vanderbilt SEC - - - - - - 17 18 20 20 20 14 16 17
Illinois Big Ten 14 3 3 6 12 7 7 10 10 10 14 13 17 18
West Virginia Southern - - 12 - - - - - - - - - - 19
Saint Louis MVC 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - 20
School Conf 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 Final
Auburn SEC - - - - - 20 - - - - - - - -
Cincinnati Ind - - - - - - - - - 17 12 17 - -
Duke ACC 17 - - 18 17 - - - - - - - - -
Holy Cross Ind 5 19 - - - - 16 13 14 - - - - -
Indiana Big Ten 6 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Kansas Big 7 - - 20 16 - - - - - - - - - -
Louisville Ind - 12 14 13 16 20 - - - - - - - -
Maryland ACC - - - - 11 11 6 8 12 11 11 17 18 -
Memphis Ind - - - - - - - - - - - 15 19 -
Missouri Big 7 - 6 7 11 9 6 8 12 17 14 - 20 20 -
Niagara WNY3 8 10 10 10 15 15 20 20 16 - - - - -
Northwestern Big Ten - - - - - - - 16 - - - - - -
Notre Dame Ind 9 20 - - 20 - - - - - - - - -
Ohio State Big Ten - 14 11 20 - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma State MVC 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Penn State Ind 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pennsylvania Ivy - - 16 17 19 - - - - - - - - -
Purdue Big Ten - - - - - 17 - - - - - - - -
Richmond Southern - - - - - 13 13 17 - - - - - -
Seton Hall Ind - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - -
Southern California PCC - - 13 14 - 18 - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) Metro NY - 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tennessee SEC - - - - - - - - - - 18 - - -
Texas Christian SWC - - - - - - 20 - - - - - - -
Villanova Ind - - - - 17 - - - 17 19 - - - -
Wake Forest ACC 17 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Western Kentucky OVC 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wichita State MVC 15 17 14 - - - - - - - - - - -

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Bill Russell (San Francisco)
Tom Gola (La Salle)