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1961-62 Standings

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National Champion: Cincinnati
Final Four: Cincinnati, Ohio State, UCLA and Wake Forest

Consensus Player of the Year: Jerry Lucas

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Ohio State


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 UCLARF AAWU 18 11 .621 10 2 .833
2 Stanford  AAWU 16 6 .727 8 4 .667
3 Washington  AAWU 16 10 .615 5 7 .417
4 Southern California  AAWU 14 11 .560 5 7 .417 4 4
5 California  AAWU 8 17 .320 2 10 .167

ACC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Wake ForestRTF ACC 22 9 .710 12 2 .857 3 3
2 Duke  ACC 20 5 .800 11 3 .786 7 5 10
3 North Carolina State  ACC 11 6 .647 10 4 .714
4 North Carolina  ACC 8 9 .471 7 7 .500
5 South Carolina  ACC 15 12 .556 7 7 .500
6 Clemson  ACC 12 15 .444 4 10 .286
7 Maryland  ACC 8 17 .320 3 11 .214
8 Virginia  ACC 5 18 .217 2 12 .143

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 ColoradoR Big 8 19 7 .731 13 1 .929 9 9
2 Kansas State  Big 8 22 3 .880 12 2 .857 8 3 6
3 Iowa State  Big 8 13 12 .520 8 6 .571
4 Oklahoma State  Big 8 14 11 .560 7 7 .500
5 Nebraska  Big 8 9 16 .360 5 9 .357
6 Oklahoma  Big 8 7 17 .292 5 9 .357
7 Missouri  Big 8 9 16 .360 3 11 .214
8 Kansas  Big 8 7 18 .280 3 11 .214

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 StateRF Big Ten 26 2 .929 13 1 .929 1 1 1
2 Wisconsin  Big Ten 17 7 .708 10 4 .714
3 Purdue  Big Ten 17 7 .708 9 5 .643 6 6
4 Illinois  Big Ten 15 8 .652 7 7 .500
5 Indiana  Big Ten 13 11 .542 7 7 .500
6 Iowa  Big Ten 13 11 .542 7 7 .500
7 Minnesota  Big Ten 10 14 .417 6 8 .429
8 Michigan  Big Ten 7 17 .292 5 9 .357
9 Michigan State  Big Ten 8 14 .364 3 11 .214
10 Northwestern  Big Ten 8 15 .348 3 11 .214

BIAA - 5 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Arizona StateR BIAA 23 4 .852 8 0 1.000 10
2 Texas-El Paso  BIAA 18 6 .750 5 3 .625
3 New Mexico State  BIAA 10 14 .417 3 5 .375
4 West Texas A&M  BIAA 5 18 .217 3 5 .375
5 Hardin-Simmons  BIAA 8 17 .320 1 7 .125

Ind - 48 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Loyola (IL) R Ind 23 4 .852 10
2 Oregon State Ind 24 5 .828 6
3 Creighton Ind 21 5 .808
4 Dayton  Ind 24 6 .800
5 Butler Ind 22 6 .786
6 Houston  Ind 21 6 .778
7 Holy Cross  Ind 20 6 .769
8 Providence  Ind 20 6 .769 5 3
9 Duquesne  Ind 22 7 .759 3
10 Villanova Ind 21 7 .750 5
11 Air Force Ind 16 7 .696
12 Boston College  Ind 15 7 .682
13 Memphis Ind 15 7 .682
14 Niagara  Ind 16 8 .667
15 Seattle Ind 18 9 .667 10 10
16 St. Bonaventure  Ind 14 7 .667 9
17 Centenary (LA)  Ind 17 9 .654
18 Idaho State  Ind 17 9 .654
19 Florida State  Ind 15 8 .652
20 Saint Francis (PA)  Ind 14 8 .636
21 Seton Hall  Ind 15 9 .625
22 Navy  Ind 13 8 .619
23 Georgetown  Ind 14 9 .609
24 Louisville  Ind 15 10 .600
25 Marquette  Ind 15 11 .577
26 Canisius  Ind 12 9 .571
27 DePaul  Ind 13 10 .565
28 Detroit Mercy Ind 15 12 .556
29 Gonzaga  Ind 14 12 .538
30 Miami (FL)  Ind 14 12 .538
31 Oklahoma City  Ind 14 12 .538
32 Xavier  Ind 14 12 .538
33 Penn State  Ind 12 11 .522
34 Pittsburgh  Ind 12 11 .522
35 Idaho  Ind 13 13 .500
36 Loyola (LA)  Ind 12 13 .480
37 Army  Ind 10 11 .476
38 Regis (CO)  Ind 10 11 .476
39 Arizona  Ind 12 14 .462
40 Montana State  Ind 10 13 .435
41 Iona  Ind 8 11 .421
42 Colgate  Ind 8 15 .348
43 Oregon  Ind 9 17 .346
44 Portland  Ind 8 18 .308
45 Washington State  Ind 8 18 .308
46 Notre Dame  Ind 7 16 .304
47 Boston University  Ind 5 15 .250
48 Syracuse  Ind 2 22 .083

Ivy - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 YaleR Ivy 18 6 .750 13 1 .929
2 Pennsylvania  Ivy 17 8 .680 11 3 .786
3 Princeton  Ivy 13 10 .565 10 4 .714
4 Cornell  Ivy 18 7 .720 9 5 .643
5 Brown  Ivy 11 14 .440 6 8 .429
6 Harvard  Ivy 10 14 .417 3 11 .214
7 Dartmouth  Ivy 6 18 .250 3 11 .214
8 Columbia  Ivy 3 21 .125 1 13 .071

MAC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Bowling Green StateR MAC 21 4 .840 11 1 .917 7 8
2 Ohio  MAC 13 10 .565 8 4 .667
3 Toledo  MAC 14 10 .583 7 5 .583
4 Western Michigan  MAC 13 11 .542 6 6 .500
5 Marshall  MAC 10 13 .435 6 6 .500
6 Miami (OH)  MAC 7 17 .292 3 9 .250
7 Kent State  MAC 2 19 .095 1 11 .083

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 St. John's (NY) R Metro NY 21 5 .808 5 0 1.000 9 9
2 New York University Metro NY 20 5 .800 3 2 .600
3 St. Francis (NY)  Metro NY 8 15 .348 2 3 .400
4 Manhattan  Metro NY 12 10 .545 1 3 .250
5 Fordham  Metro NY 10 14 .417 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 18 10 .643 9 1 .900
2 Temple  Mid-Atl 18 9 .667 8 2 .800
3 Delaware  Mid-Atl 18 5 .783 9 3 .750
4 Lafayette  Mid-Atl 18 6 .750 9 3 .750
5 La Salle  Mid-Atl 16 9 .640 5 3 .625
6 Gettysburg  Mid-Atl 18 6 .750 7 5 .583
7 Lehigh  Mid-Atl 7 12 .368 4 10 .286
8 Rutgers  Mid-Atl 10 13 .435 2 8 .200
9 Bucknell  Mid-Atl 7 15 .318 2 9 .182
10 Muhlenburg  Mid-Atl 5 17 .227 1 12 .077

MSAC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Utah R MSAC 23 3 .885 13 1 .929 7 7
2 Utah State MSAC 22 7 .759 12 2 .857
3 Colorado State  MSAC 18 9 .667 10 4 .714
4 Montana  MSAC 10 14 .417 5 9 .357
5 Brigham Young  MSAC 10 16 .385 5 9 .357
6 Denver  MSAC 8 17 .320 5 9 .357
7 Wyoming  MSAC 9 17 .346 3 11 .214
8 New Mexico  MSAC 6 20 .231 3 11 .214

MVC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 CincinnatiRFN MVC 29 2 .935 10 2 .833 2 2 2
2 Bradley R MVC 21 7 .750 10 2 .833 5 5
3 Wichita State  MVC 18 9 .667 7 5 .583 8
4 Drake  MVC 16 8 .667 6 6 .500
5 Saint Louis  MVC 11 15 .423 5 7 .417
6 Tulsa  MVC 7 19 .269 4 8 .333
7 North Texas  MVC 3 23 .115 0 12 .000

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 17 10 .630 11 1 .917
2 Tennessee Tech  OVC 16 6 .727 7 5 .583
3 Morehead State  OVC 14 8 .636 7 5 .583
4 Eastern Kentucky  OVC 10 6 .625 7 5 .583
5 Murray State  OVC 13 12 .520 5 7 .417
6 East Tennessee State  OVC 11 14 .440 3 9 .250
7 Middle Tennessee  OVC 6 12 .333 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 Mississippi State R SEC 24 1 .960 13 1 .929 4 4
2 KentuckyR SEC 23 3 .885 13 1 .929 2 3
3 Auburn  SEC 18 6 .750 11 3 .786
4 Florida  SEC 12 11 .522 8 6 .571
5 Louisiana State  SEC 13 11 .542 7 7 .500
6 Tulane  SEC 12 10 .545 6 8 .429
7 Vanderbilt  SEC 12 12 .500 6 8 .429
8 Alabama  SEC 11 15 .423 6 8 .429
9 Mississippi  SEC 12 13 .480 5 9 .357
10 Georgia Tech  SEC 10 16 .385 4 10 .286
11 Georgia  SEC 8 16 .333 3 11 .214
12 Tennessee  SEC 4 19 .174 2 12 .143

Southern - 9 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 West VirginiaRT Southern 24 6 .800 12 1 .923 5
2 Virginia Tech  Southern 19 6 .760 9 3 .750
3 Furman  Southern 15 12 .556 8 5 .615
4 George Washington  Southern 9 15 .375 6 7 .462
5 Davidson  Southern 14 11 .560 5 6 .455
6 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 9 11 .450 6 8 .429
7 William & Mary  Southern 7 17 .292 5 11 .313
8 Richmond  Southern 6 21 .222 5 11 .313
9 Citadel  Southern 8 15 .348 4 8 .333

SWC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Southern Methodist R SWC 18 7 .720 11 3 .786
2 Texas TechR SWC 19 8 .704 11 3 .786
3 Texas A&M  SWC 15 9 .625 9 5 .643
4 Texas  SWC 16 8 .667 8 6 .571
5 Rice  SWC 12 11 .522 7 7 .500
6 Arkansas  SWC 14 10 .583 5 9 .357
7 Texas Christian  SWC 5 19 .208 4 10 .286
8 Baylor  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 PepperdineR WCC 20 7 .741 11 1 .917
2 Santa Clara  WCC 19 6 .760 8 4 .667
3 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 13 11 .542 8 4 .667
4 Loyola Marymount  WCC 18 9 .667 6 6 .500
5 Pacific  WCC 10 16 .385 5 7 .417
6 San Francisco  WCC 10 15 .400 4 8 .333
7 San Jose State  WCC 13 11 .542 0 12 .000

Yankee - 6 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 MassachusettsR Yankee 15 9 .625 8 2 .800
2 Connecticut  Yankee 16 8 .667 7 3 .700
3 Rhode Island  Yankee 14 12 .538 7 3 .700
4 Maine  Yankee 11 13 .458 4 6 .400
5 Vermont  Yankee 12 12 .500 3 7 .300
6 New Hampshire  Yankee 3 20 .130 1 9 .100