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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 Salle ▪ AP Final #1: San Francisco

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 8 118 93 .559 1 1 0 North Carolina State North Carolina State
2 Big Seven Conference 7 80 71 .530 1 1 1 Colorado
3 Big Ten Conference 10 127 97 .567 3 1 1 Iowa
4 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 7 79 81 .494 0 1 0 Texas Tech
West Texas A&M
5 Independent 44 586 478 .551 4 7 1 Marquette
6 Ivy Group 8 93 102 .477 0 1 0 Princeton
7 Metropolitan New York Conference 5 75 44 .630 0 0 0 Manhattan
8 Mid-American Conference 8 86 89 .491 0 1 0 Miami (OH)
9 Missouri Valley Conference 6 100 58 .633 2 1 0 Saint Louis
Tulsa
10 Mountain States Athletic Conference 8 108 90 .545 1 1 0 Utah
11 Ohio Valley Conference 3 44 33 .571 0 0 0 Western Kentucky Eastern Kentucky
12 Pacific Coast Conference 9 127 106 .545 2 1 0 Oregon State (North)
13 Southeastern Conference 12 151 125 .547 3 1 0 Kentucky
14 Southern Conference 10 129 128 .502 2 1 0 West Virginia West Virginia
15 Southwest Conference 7 77 89 .464 0 1 0 Southern Methodist
16 West Coast Conference 5 74 55 .574 1 1 1 San Francisco
17 Western New York Little Three Conference 3 51 23 .689 0 1 0 Niagara
18 Yankee Conference 2 37 15 .712 0 0 0 Connecticut

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)
Dick Garmaker (Minnesota)
Dick Ricketts (Duquesne)
Sihugo Green (Duquesne)
Tom Gola (La Salle)
2nd Team
Darrell Floyd (Furman)
Dickie Hemric (Wake Forest)
Don Schlundt (Indiana)
Robin Freeman (Ohio State)
Ron Shavlik (North Carolina State)