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1959-60 Season Summary

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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

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 Athletic Association of Western Universities 5 84 52 .618 1 2 1 California
2 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 108 97 .527 2 1 0 North Carolina Duke
3 Big Eight Conference 8 106 95 .527 0 1 0 Kansas
Kansas State
4 Big Ten Conference 10 131 107 .550 2 1 1 Ohio State
5 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6 71 74 .490 0 1 0 New Mexico State
6 Independent 47 673 483 .582 5 7 0 Providence
7 Ivy Group 8 96 93 .508 0 1 0 Princeton
8 Metropolitan New York Conference 5 73 50 .593 2 1 1 New York University
9 Mid-American Conference 7 82 84 .494 0 1 0 Ohio
10 Middle Atlantic Conference 10 122 121 .502 0 1 0 Saint Joseph's
11 Missouri Valley Conference 8 128 86 .598 3 1 1 Cincinnati
12 Mountain States Athletic Conference 8 102 101 .502 2 1 0 Utah
13 Ohio Valley Conference 7 83 77 .519 0 1 0 Western Kentucky
14 Southeastern Conference 12 155 133 .538 2 1 0 Auburn
15 Southern Conference 9 116 110 .513 1 1 0 Virginia Tech West Virginia
16 Southwest Conference 8 99 94 .513 0 1 0 Texas
17 West Coast Conference 7 93 92 .503 0 1 0 Santa Clara
18 Yankee Conference 2 29 23 .558 0 1 0 Connecticut

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
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
Darrall Imhoff (California)
Jerry Lucas (Ohio State)
Jerry West (West Virginia)
Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati)
Tom Stith (St. Bonaventure)
2nd Team
Lee Shaffer (North Carolina)
Lenny Wilkens (Providence)
Roger Kaiser (Georgia Tech)
Terry Dischinger (Purdue)
Tony Jackson (St. John's (NY))