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1959-60 Standings

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National Champion: Ohio State
Final Four: California, Cincinnati, New York University and Ohio State

Consensus Player of the Year: Oscar Robertson

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


Records do not reflect forfeits or vacated games

AAWU - 5 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 CaliforniaRF AAWU 28 2 .933 11 1 .917 2 2
2 UCLA  AAWU 14 12 .538 7 5 .583
3 Southern California AAWU 16 11 .593 5 7 .417 10
4 Stanford  AAWU 11 14 .440 4 7 .364
5 Washington  AAWU 15 13 .536 2 9 .182

ACC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 North Carolina R ACC 18 6 .750 12 2 .857 12
2 Wake Forest  ACC 21 7 .750 12 2 .857 8 19
3 Maryland  ACC 15 8 .652 9 5 .643
4 DukeT ACC 17 11 .607 7 7 .500 16 18
5 South Carolina  ACC 10 16 .385 6 8 .429
6 North Carolina State  ACC 11 15 .423 5 9 .357
7 Clemson  ACC 10 16 .385 4 10 .286
8 Virginia  ACC 6 18 .250 1 13 .071

Big 8 - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 KansasR Big 8 19 9 .679 10 4 .714
2 Kansas State R Big 8 16 10 .615 10 4 .714 15
3 Oklahoma  Big 8 14 11 .560 9 5 .643
4 Colorado  Big 8 13 11 .542 7 7 .500
5 Iowa State  Big 8 15 9 .625 7 7 .500
6 Missouri  Big 8 12 13 .480 5 9 .357
7 Oklahoma State  Big 8 10 15 .400 4 10 .286
8 Nebraska  Big 8 7 17 .292 4 10 .286

Big Ten - 10 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Ohio StateRFN Big Ten 25 3 .893 13 1 .929 2 3
2 Indiana  Big Ten 20 4 .833 11 3 .786 7 7
3 Illinois  Big Ten 16 7 .696 8 6 .571 8
4 Minnesota  Big Ten 12 12 .500 8 6 .571
5 Northwestern  Big Ten 11 12 .478 8 6 .571
6 Iowa  Big Ten 14 10 .583 6 8 .429 14
7 Purdue  Big Ten 11 12 .478 6 8 .429
8 Michigan State  Big Ten 10 11 .476 5 9 .357 11
9 Wisconsin  Big Ten 8 16 .333 4 10 .286
10 Michigan  Big Ten 4 20 .167 1 13 .071

BIAA - 6 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 New Mexico StateR BIAA 20 7 .741 8 2 .800
2 Arizona State  BIAA 16 7 .696 7 3 .700
3 West Texas A&M  BIAA 11 9 .550 7 3 .700
4 Arizona  BIAA 10 14 .417 4 6 .400
5 Hardin-Simmons  BIAA 8 18 .308 3 7 .300
6 Texas-El Paso  BIAA 6 19 .240 1 9 .100

Ind - 47 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Miami (FL) Ind 23 4 .852 8 10
2 Providence R Ind 24 5 .828 14 14
3 Idaho State Ind 21 5 .808
4 St. Bonaventure  Ind 21 5 .808 9 9
5 Memphis  Ind 18 5 .783
6 Holy Cross  Ind 20 6 .769 13 16
7 Villanova  Ind 20 6 .769 8 17
8 Dayton  Ind 21 7 .750 13
9 Detroit Mercy  Ind 20 7 .741 11
10 Navy Ind 16 6 .727
11 Iona  Ind 13 5 .722
12 DePaul Ind 17 7 .708 20
13 Seton Hall  Ind 16 7 .696
14 Oregon Ind 19 10 .655
15 Notre Dame Ind 17 9 .654
16 Xavier  Ind 17 9 .654
17 Syracuse  Ind 13 8 .619
18 Seattle  Ind 16 10 .615
19 Army  Ind 14 9 .609
20 Saint Francis (PA)  Ind 14 9 .609
21 Boston University  Ind 14 10 .583
22 Butler  Ind 15 11 .577
23 Louisville  Ind 15 11 .577
24 Oregon State  Ind 15 11 .577
25 Air Force Ind 12 10 .545
26 Creighton  Ind 13 11 .542
27 Gonzaga  Ind 14 12 .538
28 Marquette  Ind 13 12 .520
29 Niagara  Ind 13 12 .520
30 Centenary (LA)  Ind 12 12 .500
31 Penn State  Ind 11 11 .500
32 Washington State  Ind 13 13 .500
33 Loyola (LA)  Ind 12 13 .480
34 Oklahoma City  Ind 12 13 .480
35 Colgate  Ind 11 12 .478
36 Georgetown  Ind 11 12 .478
37 Washington (MO)  Ind 11 13 .458
38 Loyola (IL)  Ind 10 12 .455
39 Boston College  Ind 11 14 .440
40 Montana State  Ind 11 14 .440
41 Pittsburgh  Ind 11 14 .440
42 Canisius  Ind 10 13 .435
43 Idaho  Ind 11 15 .423
44 Portland  Ind 11 15 .423
45 Florida State  Ind 10 15 .400
46 Duquesne  Ind 8 15 .348
47 Siena  Ind 3 18 .143

Ivy - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 PrincetonR Ivy 15 9 .625 11 3 .786
2 Dartmouth  Ivy 14 9 .609 10 4 .714
3 Cornell  Ivy 13 10 .565 8 6 .571
4 Pennsylvania  Ivy 14 11 .560 8 6 .571
5 Brown  Ivy 13 12 .520 8 6 .571
6 Harvard  Ivy 12 11 .522 6 8 .429
7 Yale  Ivy 6 17 .261 3 11 .214
8 Columbia  Ivy 9 14 .391 2 12 .143

MAC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 OhioR MAC 16 8 .667 10 2 .833 18
2 Toledo  MAC 18 6 .750 9 3 .750 11
3 Bowling Green State  MAC 10 14 .417 6 6 .500
4 Miami (OH)  MAC 8 16 .333 6 6 .500
5 Western Michigan  MAC 13 11 .542 5 7 .417
6 Marshall  MAC 10 13 .435 4 8 .333
7 Kent State  MAC 7 16 .304 2 10 .167

Metro NY - 5 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 New York UniversityRF Metro NY 22 5 .815 4 0 1.000 12 12
2 St. John's (NY)  Metro NY 17 8 .680 5 1 .833 11 20
3 St. Francis (NY)  Metro NY 13 8 .619 2 1 .667
4 Manhattan  Metro NY 13 11 .542 2 2 .500
5 Fordham  Metro NY 8 18 .308 1 3 .250

Mid-Atl - 10 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Saint Joseph'sR Mid-Atl 20 7 .741 7 1 .875
2 La Salle  Mid-Atl 16 6 .727 6 1 .857 14
3 Temple  Mid-Atl 17 9 .654 9 2 .818
4 Gettysburg  Mid-Atl 15 11 .577 7 3 .700
5 Bucknell  Mid-Atl 10 11 .476 6 5 .545
6 Rutgers  Mid-Atl 11 14 .440 4 4 .500
7 Lafayette  Mid-Atl 12 13 .480 6 7 .462
8 Lehigh  Mid-Atl 6 16 .273 4 10 .286
9 Muhlenburg  Mid-Atl 8 18 .308 3 11 .214
10 Delaware  Mid-Atl 7 16 .304 1 9 .100

MSAC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 UtahR MSAC 26 3 .897 13 1 .929 4 6
2 Utah State  MSAC 24 5 .828 12 2 .857 7 8
3 Colorado State  MSAC 13 10 .565 10 4 .714
4 Denver  MSAC 13 11 .542 8 6 .571
5 Brigham Young  MSAC 8 17 .320 5 9 .357
6 Montana  MSAC 7 17 .292 3 11 .214
7 New Mexico  MSAC 6 19 .240 3 11 .214
8 Wyoming  MSAC 5 19 .208 2 12 .143

MVC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 CincinnatiRF MVC 28 2 .933 13 1 .929 1 1
2 Bradley  MVC 27 2 .931 12 2 .857 2 4
3 Saint Louis  MVC 19 8 .704 9 5 .643 6 15
4 Wichita State  MVC 14 12 .538 6 8 .429
5 Houston  MVC 13 12 .520 6 8 .429
6 Tulsa  MVC 9 17 .346 5 9 .357
7 Drake  MVC 11 14 .440 4 10 .286
8 North Texas  MVC 7 19 .269 1 13 .071

OVC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Western KentuckyR OVC 21 7 .750 10 2 .833 18
2 Eastern Kentucky  OVC 14 8 .636 9 3 .750
3 Tennessee Tech  OVC 13 9 .591 7 4 .636
4 Murray State  OVC 12 11 .522 7 4 .636
5 Morehead State  OVC 5 14 .263 3 7 .300
6 East Tennessee State  OVC 9 14 .391 2 10 .167
7 Middle Tennessee  OVC 9 14 .391 2 10 .167

SEC - 12 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Auburn R SEC 19 3 .864 12 2 .857 11 11
2 Georgia Tech SEC 22 6 .786 11 3 .786 6 13
3 Kentucky  SEC 18 7 .720 10 4 .714 13
4 Mississippi  SEC 15 9 .625 8 6 .571
5 Tulane  SEC 13 11 .542 8 6 .571
6 Vanderbilt  SEC 14 9 .609 7 7 .500
7 Tennessee  SEC 12 11 .522 7 7 .500
8 Georgia  SEC 12 13 .480 6 8 .429
9 Mississippi State  SEC 12 13 .480 5 9 .357
10 Alabama  SEC 7 17 .292 4 10 .286
11 Florida  SEC 6 16 .273 3 11 .214
12 Louisiana State  SEC 5 18 .217 3 11 .214

Southern - 9 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Virginia Tech R Southern 20 6 .769 12 1 .923 17
2 West VirginiaT Southern 26 5 .839 9 2 .818 2 5
3 William & Mary  Southern 15 11 .577 10 5 .667
4 Citadel  Southern 15 8 .652 8 4 .667
5 George Washington  Southern 15 11 .577 7 5 .583
6 Furman  Southern 9 16 .360 6 7 .462
7 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 4 16 .200 3 11 .214
8 Richmond  Southern 7 18 .280 2 12 .143
9 Davidson  Southern 5 19 .208 0 10 .000

SWC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 TexasR SWC 18 8 .692 11 3 .786
2 Texas A&M  SWC 19 5 .792 10 4 .714 8
3 Southern Methodist  SWC 17 7 .708 10 4 .714
4 Arkansas  SWC 12 11 .522 7 7 .500
5 Texas Tech  SWC 10 14 .417 7 7 .500
6 Baylor  SWC 12 12 .500 6 8 .429
7 Texas Christian  SWC 7 17 .292 4 10 .286
8 Rice  SWC 4 20 .167 1 13 .071

WCC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Santa ClaraR WCC 21 10 .677 9 3 .750
2 Loyola Marymount  WCC 19 8 .704 9 3 .750
3 Pepperdine  WCC 14 11 .560 8 4 .667
4 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 15 11 .577 7 5 .583
5 San Francisco  WCC 9 16 .360 5 7 .417
6 Pacific  WCC 9 17 .346 2 10 .167
7 San Jose State  WCC 6 19 .240 2 10 .167

Yankee - 2 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 ConnecticutR Yankee 17 9 .654 8 2 .800
2 Rhode Island  Yankee 12 14 .462 6 4 .600