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1959-60 Season Summary

Season Index: < 1958-59 Season1960-61 Season >

National Champion: Ohio State
Final Four: University of California, Cincinnati, NYU and Ohio State

Consensus Player of the Year: Oscar Robertson

AP First #1: CincinnatiAP Final #1: Cincinnati

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Athletic Association of Western Universities 5 84 52 .618 10.63 7.03 1 2 1 University of California
2 Missouri Valley Conference 8 128 86 .598 7.42 5.27 3 1 1 Cincinnati
3 Big Ten Conference 10 131 107 .550 7.15 6.02 2 1 1 Ohio State
4 Big Eight Conference 8 106 95 .527 6.62 5.42 0 1 0 Kansas
Kansas State
5 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 108 97 .527 1.99 1.77 2 1 0 North Carolina Duke
6 Southwest Conference 8 99 94 .513 1.43 1.00 0 1 0 Texas
7 Independent 47 673 483 .582 -1.01 -0.64 5 7 0
8 Mid-American Conference 7 82 84 .494 -1.28 0.51 0 1 0 Ohio
9 Mountain States Athletic Conference 8 102 101 .502 -1.47 -0.39 2 1 0 Utah
10 West Coast Conference 7 93 92 .503 -2.59 -0.27 0 1 0 Santa Clara
11 Ohio Valley Conference 7 83 77 .519 -2.97 -1.47 0 1 0 Western Kentucky
12 Southeastern Conference 12 155 133 .538 -3.21 -2.16 2 1 0 Auburn
13 Metropolitan New York Conference 5 73 50 .593 -3.68 -1.44 2 1 1 New York University
14 Southern Conference 9 116 110 .513 -4.71 -3.10 1 1 0 Virginia Tech West Virginia
15 Yankee Conference 2 29 23 .558 -7.79 -5.40 0 1 0 Connecticut
16 Ivy Group 8 96 93 .508 -8.35 -7.00 0 1 0 Princeton
17 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6 71 74 .490 -10.10 -6.96 0 1 0 New Mexico State
18 Middle Atlantic Conference 10 122 121 .502 -11.98 -8.21 0 1 0 Saint Joseph's

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/1 Final
Cincinnati MVC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of California AAWU 4 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 2
Ohio State Big Ten 3 5 7 5 5 5 4 4 4 2 2 3
Bradley MVC 5 9 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4
West Virginia Southern 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 7 5 5
Utah MSAC 6 4 5 7 7 7 7 9 8 5 6 6
Indiana Big Ten 9 7 11 - - - - - - 20 12 7
Utah State MSAC - - 17 12 9 9 9 7 7 8 10 8
St. Bonaventure Ind - - - - - - 19 - 14 10 9 9
Miami (FL) Ind - 15 14 15 11 11 11 10 10 9 8 10
Auburn SEC - - - - - - - 17 17 13 11 11
New York University Metro NY 12 12 - - - - - - - 14 14 12
Georgia Tech SEC 8 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 13
Providence Ind - - - - - 20 16 14 16 15 15 14
Saint Louis MVC 7 6 12 11 18 16 18 18 - 16 13 15
Holy Cross Ind - - - - - - - 16 13 17 20 16
Villanova Ind 15 17 16 9 8 8 8 8 9 12 17 17
Duke ACC 16 18 - - - - - - - - - 18
Wake Forest ACC - 19 8 13 - 20 - - - - 18 19
St. John's (NY) Metro NY - - - - - - - - 15 11 19 20
School Conf 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/1 Final
Dayton Ind - - - - 19 19 13 15 - - - -
DePaul Ind - 20 - - - - - - - - - -
Detroit Mercy Ind 17 11 15 20 20 14 14 19 - - - -
Illinois Big Ten 10 8 9 14 13 - 19 20 20 - - -
Iowa Big Ten 19 14 - - 15 - - - - - - -
Kansas State Big 8 - - - - - - 15 - - - - -
Kentucky SEC 13 13 - 17 16 15 - - - - - -
La Salle Mid-Atl 14 - - 19 - - - - - - - -
Michigan State Big Ten 11 - - - - - - - - - - -
North Carolina ACC - - 19 16 12 12 17 13 19 - 16 -
Ohio MAC - - - - - - - - 18 - - -
Southern California AAWU 20 - 10 10 14 18 - - - - - -
Texas A&M SWC 18 - 13 8 10 10 10 12 11 18 - -
Toledo MAC - 16 20 18 17 13 12 11 12 19 - -
Virginia Tech Southern - - - - - 17 - - - - - -
Western Kentucky OVC - - 18 - - - - - - - - -

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Jerry Lucas (Ohio State)
Jerry West (West Virginia)
Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati)
2nd Team
Lenny Wilkens (Providence)