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1958-59 Season Summary

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National Champion: California
Final Four: California, Cincinnati, Louisville and West Virginia

Consensus Player of the Year: Oscar Robertson

AP First #1: Cincinnati ▪ AP Final #1: Kansas State

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 98 98 .500 2 1 0 North Carolina
North Carolina State
North Carolina State
2 Big Eight Conference 8 103 98 .512 1 1 0 Kansas State
3 Big Ten Conference 10 119 102 .538 1 1 0 Michigan State
4 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6 72 79 .477 0 1 0 Arizona State
New Mexico State
Texas-El Paso
5 Independent 41 577 422 .578 4 7 1 St. Bonaventure
6 Ivy Group 8 95 102 .482 0 1 0 Dartmouth
7 Metropolitan New York Conference 5 72 46 .610 0 0 0 Manhattan
8 Mid-American Conference 7 82 87 .485 0 1 0 Bowling Green State
9 Middle Atlantic Conference 10 123 112 .523 1 1 0 Saint Joseph's
10 Missouri Valley Conference 8 122 88 .581 3 1 1 Cincinnati
11 Mountain States Athletic Conference 8 94 104 .475 1 1 0 Utah
12 Ohio Valley Conference 7 91 79 .535 0 1 0 Eastern Kentucky
13 Pacific Coast Conference 9 132 101 .567 1 1 1 California
14 Southeastern Conference 12 172 118 .593 3 1 0 Mississippi State
15 Southern Conference 9 126 88 .589 1 1 1 West Virginia West Virginia
16 Southwest Conference 8 101 92 .523 1 1 0 Texas Christian
17 West Coast Conference 7 81 92 .468 1 1 0 Saint Mary's (CA)
18 Yankee Conference 2 25 19 .568 0 1 0 Connecticut

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/2 Final
Kansas State Big 8 3 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 2 2 1
Kentucky SEC 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2
Mississippi State SEC 8 8 7 8 12 12 11 11 11 10 5 5 4 3
Bradley MVC   11 13 10 9 7 9 9 8 7 10 9 9 4
Cincinnati MVC 1 1 2 2 7 6 6 5 5 5 6 4 3 5
North Carolina State ACC 5 4 6 5 2 1 4 6 6 6 6 7 10 6
Michigan State Big Ten 15 11 9 7 5 8 8 8 7 12 9 8 6 7
Auburn SEC 12 13 8 9 6 5 5 4 4 4 2 6 7 8
North Carolina ACC 13 10 3 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 3 5 9
West Virginia Southern 4 7 5 11 11 10 10 10 10 9 11 10 8 10
California PCC   15 14 20   20   20 19 18 15 12 11 11
Saint Louis MVC 9 17 16 16 14 15 14 15 9 8 8 11 12 12
Seattle Ind   16     16 16 16 13 14 13 12 16   13
Saint Joseph's Mid-Atl   14   12         20       20 14
Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 14                     20 17 15
Texas Christian SWC       19       19 17 16 16 14 15 16
Oklahoma City Ind       17 13 17 15 14 13 14 18 15 14 17
Utah MSAC             20   16 17 17   16 18
St. Bonaventure Ind           14 13 16 18   14 18 19 19
Marquette Ind 17   17 15 15 13 12 12 12 11 13 13 13 20
School Conf 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/2 Final
Dayton Ind     20                      
Illinois Big Ten         20     18            
Indiana Big Ten 19         19       15 19      
Kansas Big 8 7                          
Louisville Ind               17            
Memphis Ind     18                      
Northwestern Big Ten 10 6 12 6 8 11 18              
Notre Dame Ind 11                          
Oklahoma State Big 8 20                          
Pittsburgh Ind   18                        
Portland Ind           18 17         19    
Purdue Big Ten       18           20 20      
Southern Methodist SWC 18 20                        
St. John's (NY) Metro NY 20     13 10 9 7 7 15 19   17 18  
Tennessee SEC 6 5 11 14 17                  
Texas A&M SWC         19                  
UCLA PCC   19                        
Villanova Ind     15   18   19              
Washington PCC     19                      
Xavier Ind 16 9 10                      

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Bailey Howell (Mississippi State)
Bob Boozer (Kansas State)
Jerry West (West Virginia)
Johnny Cox (Kentucky)
Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati)
2nd Team
Alan Seiden (St. John's (NY))
Don Hennon (Pittsburgh)
Johnny Green (Michigan State)
Leo Byrd (Marshall)
Tom Hawkins (Notre Dame)