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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 StateAP Final #1: Ohio State

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Records do not reflect forfeits or vacated games

AAWU - 5 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 UCLARF AAWU 18 11 .621 10 2 .833 74.5 69.9 11.77 7.13
2 Stanford  AAWU 16 6 .727 8 4 .667 65.2 59.2 10.57 4.62
3 Washington  AAWU 16 10 .615 5 7 .417 66.0 61.0 9.51 4.51
4 Southern California  AAWU 14 11 .560 5 7 .417 68.4 64.2 11.90 7.65 4 4
5 California  AAWU 8 17 .320 2 10 .167 57.0 63.4 -0.66 5.74

ACC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Wake ForestRTF ACC 22 9 .710 12 2 .857 81.4 74.3 11.57 4.50 3 3
2 Duke  ACC 20 5 .800 11 3 .786 82.0 67.9 16.27 2.15 7 5 10
3 North Carolina State  ACC 11 6 .647 10 4 .714 71.2 66.9 7.07 2.77
4 North Carolina  ACC 8 9 .471 7 7 .500 72.2 72.8 2.93 3.46
5 South Carolina  ACC 15 12 .556 7 7 .500 78.3 77.2 2.94 1.82
6 Clemson  ACC 12 15 .444 4 10 .286 72.1 74.7 -0.38 2.18
7 Maryland  ACC 8 17 .320 3 11 .214 69.9 72.2 0.23 2.51
8 Virginia  ACC 5 18 .217 2 12 .143 69.6 84.5 -11.28 3.54

Big 8 - 8 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 ColoradoR Big 8 19 7 .731 13 1 .929 64.2 61.4 7.51 4.78 9 9
2 Kansas State  Big 8 22 3 .880 12 2 .857 70.5 59.8 14.53 3.81 8 3 6
3 Iowa State  Big 8 13 12 .520 8 6 .571 65.3 65.1 5.71 5.51
4 Oklahoma State  Big 8 14 11 .560 7 7 .500 60.4 57.4 5.81 2.85
5 Nebraska  Big 8 9 16 .360 5 9 .357 61.6 67.0 -0.72 4.76
6 Oklahoma  Big 8 7 17 .292 5 9 .357 58.1 63.6 -0.04 5.46
7 Missouri  Big 8 9 16 .360 3 11 .214 64.1 64.9 3.69 4.43
8 Kansas  Big 8 7 18 .280 3 11 .214 65.6 69.4 1.89 5.69

Big Ten - 10 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Ohio StateRF Big Ten 26 2 .929 13 1 .929 83.7 66.3 24.68 7.22 1 1 1
2 Wisconsin  Big Ten 17 7 .708 10 4 .714 82.9 82.6 7.40 7.16
3 Purdue  Big Ten 17 7 .708 9 5 .643 83.2 79.1 11.07 7.02 6 6
4 Illinois  Big Ten 15 8 .652 7 7 .500 81.9 77.7 8.10 3.97
5 Indiana  Big Ten 13 11 .542 7 7 .500 87.0 88.0 5.25 6.21
6 Iowa  Big Ten 13 11 .542 7 7 .500 69.5 69.2 6.30 6.05
7 Minnesota  Big Ten 10 14 .417 6 8 .429 78.5 79.7 6.12 7.28
8 Michigan  Big Ten 7 17 .292 5 9 .357 70.5 76.8 -0.50 5.81
9 Michigan State  Big Ten 8 14 .364 3 11 .214 75.0 77.0 2.46 4.37
10 Northwestern  Big Ten 8 15 .348 3 11 .214 67.9 72.5 0.99 5.55

BIAA - 5 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Arizona StateR BIAA 23 4 .852 8 0 1.000 85.8 69.1 12.31 -4.31 10
2 Texas-El Paso  BIAA 18 6 .750 5 3 .625 65.0 58.7 0.11 -6.21
3 New Mexico State  BIAA 10 14 .417 3 5 .375 69.4 70.4 -4.41 -3.36
4 West Texas A&M  BIAA 5 18 .217 3 5 .375 73.8 86.5 -16.03 -3.39
5 Hardin-Simmons  BIAA 8 17 .320 1 7 .125 63.8 82.9 -23.76 -4.65

Ind - 48 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Loyola (IL) R Ind 23 4 .852 87.6 78.3 13.92 4.60 10
2 Oregon State Ind 24 5 .828 69.0 61.3 7.66 0.00 6
3 Creighton Ind 21 5 .808 69.3 68.2 3.97 2.86
4 Dayton  Ind 24 6 .800 75.9 68.2 12.15 4.42
5 Butler Ind 22 6 .786 72.2 69.5 7.54 4.85
6 Houston  Ind 21 6 .778 68.5 63.0 8.67 3.17
7 Holy Cross  Ind 20 6 .769 83.8 70.2 6.34 -7.30
8 Providence  Ind 20 6 .769 72.5 66.8 2.15 -3.60 5 3
9 Duquesne  Ind 22 7 .759 72.2 64.0 14.45 6.25 3
10 Villanova Ind 21 7 .750 74.8 65.6 13.74 4.51 5
11 Air Force Ind 16 7 .696 62.9 63.2 -3.10 -2.88
12 Boston College  Ind 15 7 .682 82.9 80.3 -3.63 -6.29
13 Memphis Ind 15 7 .682 80.9 75.7 5.12 -0.04
14 Niagara  Ind 16 8 .667 73.6 67.5 3.24 -2.87
15 Seattle Ind 18 9 .667 72.8 68.2 3.58 -1.11 10 10
16 St. Bonaventure  Ind 14 7 .667 73.8 72.0 3.52 1.69 9
17 Centenary (LA)  Ind 17 9 .654 74.3 73.1 -4.22 -5.40
18 Idaho State  Ind 17 9 .654 69.8 68.4 -0.72 -2.08
19 Florida State  Ind 15 8 .652 73.0 68.9 4.47 0.37
20 Saint Francis (PA)  Ind 14 8 .636 67.3 71.6 3.95 8.23
21 Seton Hall  Ind 15 9 .625 85.6 93.0 -5.95 1.41
22 Navy  Ind 13 8 .619 68.5 63.5 2.94 -2.11
23 Georgetown  Ind 14 9 .609 74.4 76.8 -4.73 -2.26
24 Louisville  Ind 15 10 .600 75.1 70.6 9.50 4.92
25 Marquette  Ind 15 11 .577 71.7 72.5 6.24 7.11
26 Canisius  Ind 12 9 .571 74.6 70.8 4.44 0.59
27 DePaul  Ind 13 10 .565 75.6 76.3 2.61 3.33
28 Detroit Mercy Ind 15 12 .556 78.7 78.1 1.99 1.38
29 Gonzaga  Ind 14 12 .538 70.1 72.8 -4.32 -1.59
30 Miami (FL)  Ind 14 12 .538 73.2 80.2 -7.71 -0.71
31 Oklahoma City  Ind 14 12 .538 82.8 82.5 -2.88 -3.09
32 Xavier  Ind 14 12 .538 72.0 72.9 4.67 5.58
33 Penn State  Ind 12 11 .522 63.8 65.7 -4.91 -3.05
34 Pittsburgh  Ind 12 11 .522 73.4 74.7 -2.79 -1.44
35 Idaho  Ind 13 13 .500 65.8 65.4 -0.35 -0.71
36 Loyola (LA)  Ind 12 13 .480 69.9 74.6 -5.83 -1.14
37 Army  Ind 10 11 .476 59.3 64.7 -6.52 -1.12
38 Regis (CO)  Ind 10 11 .476 63.9 70.0 -10.97 -4.90
39 Arizona  Ind 12 14 .462 63.9 67.3 -4.97 -1.54
40 Montana State  Ind 10 13 .435 68.4 71.6 -7.02 -3.87
41 Iona  Ind 8 11 .421 61.4 73.0 -13.78 -2.21
42 Colgate  Ind 8 15 .348 66.9 78.3 -18.59 -7.20
43 Oregon  Ind 9 17 .346 63.3 69.6 -3.95 2.41
44 Portland  Ind 8 18 .308 60.7 67.0 -5.71 0.67
45 Washington State  Ind 8 18 .308 63.6 69.1 -4.04 1.42
46 Notre Dame  Ind 7 16 .304 76.1 84.3 -2.16 6.03
47 Boston University  Ind 5 15 .250 64.3 78.4 -23.43 -9.35
48 Syracuse  Ind 2 22 .083 61.7 79.8 -19.77 -1.60

Ivy - 8 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 YaleR Ivy 18 6 .750 13 1 .929 71.3 68.5 -2.72 -5.58
2 Pennsylvania  Ivy 17 8 .680 11 3 .786 70.4 64.7 1.42 -4.24
3 Princeton  Ivy 13 10 .565 10 4 .714 70.5 63.9 0.87 -5.79
4 Cornell  Ivy 18 7 .720 9 5 .643 69.0 63.7 -2.92 -8.31
5 Brown  Ivy 11 14 .440 6 8 .429 68.2 69.4 -8.03 -6.89
6 Harvard  Ivy 10 14 .417 3 11 .214 67.8 75.3 -16.41 -8.97
7 Dartmouth  Ivy 6 18 .250 3 11 .214 58.8 72.9 -20.46 -6.37
8 Columbia  Ivy 3 21 .125 1 13 .071 59.2 74.1 -23.12 -8.27

MAC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Bowling Green StateR MAC 21 4 .840 11 1 .917 71.9 63.1 11.28 2.54 7 8
2 Ohio  MAC 13 10 .565 8 4 .667 73.4 74.3 1.44 2.35
3 Toledo  MAC 14 10 .583 7 5 .583 68.3 67.3 1.70 0.75
4 Western Michigan  MAC 13 11 .542 6 6 .500 75.6 78.4 -0.19 2.58
5 Marshall  MAC 10 13 .435 6 6 .500 72.0 74.2 -1.27 1.02
6 Miami (OH)  MAC 7 17 .292 3 9 .250 65.6 76.8 -7.16 4.03
7 Kent State  MAC 2 19 .095 1 11 .083 68.8 77.5 -7.01 1.74

Metro NY - 5 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 St. John's (NY) R Metro NY 21 5 .808 5 0 1.000 73.6 63.4 12.42 2.26 9 9
2 New York University Metro NY 20 5 .800 3 2 .600 77.0 69.0 6.51 -1.54
3 St. Francis (NY)  Metro NY 8 15 .348 2 3 .400 58.2 81.8 -19.84 3.76
4 Manhattan  Metro NY 12 10 .545 1 3 .250 69.9 68.5 -1.56 -2.89
5 Fordham  Metro NY 10 14 .417 1 3 .250 65.3 66.2 -4.93 -4.09

Mid-Atl - 10 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Saint Joseph'sR Mid-Atl 18 10 .643 9 1 .900 74.4 69.5 5.04 0.20
2 Temple  Mid-Atl 18 9 .667 8 2 .800 69.3 62.0 6.13 -1.16
3 Delaware  Mid-Atl 18 5 .783 9 3 .750 72.1 67.8 -6.18 -10.53
4 Lafayette  Mid-Atl 18 6 .750 9 3 .750 65.8 59.9 -5.16 -11.02
5 La Salle  Mid-Atl 16 9 .640 5 3 .625 70.1 67.1 1.58 -1.47
6 Gettysburg  Mid-Atl 18 6 .750 7 5 .583 60.8 60.6 -8.67 -8.81
7 Lehigh  Mid-Atl 7 12 .368 4 10 .286 60.9 69.1 -16.77 -8.60
8 Rutgers  Mid-Atl 10 13 .435 2 8 .200 72.3 74.2 -12.32 -10.41
9 Bucknell  Mid-Atl 7 15 .318 2 9 .182 64.8 71.1 -12.71 -6.36
10 Muhlenburg  Mid-Atl 5 17 .227 1 12 .077 62.3 82.4 -25.76 -5.69

MSAC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Utah R MSAC 23 3 .885 13 1 .929 83.9 72.6 10.14 -1.19 7 7
2 Utah State MSAC 22 7 .759 12 2 .857 75.6 68.8 6.28 -0.46
3 Colorado State  MSAC 18 9 .667 10 4 .714 64.5 61.8 1.91 -0.84
4 Montana  MSAC 10 14 .417 5 9 .357 63.2 66.8 -4.11 -0.50
5 Brigham Young  MSAC 10 16 .385 5 9 .357 70.5 74.9 -4.41 -0.06
6 Denver  MSAC 8 17 .320 5 9 .357 68.4 77.5 -9.90 -0.77
7 Wyoming  MSAC 9 17 .346 3 11 .214 66.5 71.2 -5.27 -0.59
8 New Mexico  MSAC 6 20 .231 3 11 .214 66.5 76.6 -10.77 -0.61

MVC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 CincinnatiRFN MVC 29 2 .935 10 2 .833 71.7 54.8 22.85 5.92 2 2 2
2 Bradley R MVC 21 7 .750 10 2 .833 78.8 69.2 15.04 5.48 5 5
3 Wichita State  MVC 18 9 .667 7 5 .583 75.2 69.4 11.67 5.85 8
4 Drake  MVC 16 8 .667 6 6 .500 70.4 68.6 7.64 5.85
5 Saint Louis  MVC 11 15 .423 5 7 .417 67.0 66.4 7.68 7.08
6 Tulsa  MVC 7 19 .269 4 8 .333 63.8 75.1 -6.51 4.78
7 North Texas  MVC 3 23 .115 0 12 .000 66.5 80.6 -11.45 2.69

OVC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Western KentuckyR OVC 17 10 .630 11 1 .917 81.8 77.0 3.40 -1.36
2 Tennessee Tech  OVC 16 6 .727 7 5 .583 76.1 74.9 -5.13 -6.40
3 Morehead State  OVC 14 8 .636 7 5 .583 76.8 72.9 -1.06 -5.00
4 Eastern Kentucky  OVC 10 6 .625 7 5 .583 76.9 74.9 -2.76 -4.69
5 Murray State  OVC 13 12 .520 5 7 .417 71.6 77.0 -8.88 -3.44
6 East Tennessee State  OVC 11 14 .440 3 9 .250 70.6 77.9 -12.24 -4.99
7 Middle Tennessee  OVC 6 12 .333 2 10 .167 65.8 74.2 -12.81 -4.43

SEC - 12 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Mississippi State R SEC 24 1 .960 13 1 .929 70.1 59.2 11.96 1.02 4 4
2 KentuckyR SEC 23 3 .885 13 1 .929 82.3 65.5 18.29 1.48 2 3
3 Auburn  SEC 18 6 .750 11 3 .786 61.8 53.5 10.02 1.78
4 Florida  SEC 12 11 .522 8 6 .571 67.6 69.1 0.82 2.34
5 Louisiana State  SEC 13 11 .542 7 7 .500 67.3 66.0 3.57 2.36
6 Tulane  SEC 12 10 .545 6 8 .429 72.4 73.4 1.04 2.04
7 Vanderbilt  SEC 12 12 .500 6 8 .429 75.4 74.0 3.53 2.10
8 Alabama  SEC 11 15 .423 6 8 .429 64.1 68.5 -3.07 1.32
9 Mississippi  SEC 12 13 .480 5 9 .357 67.8 72.6 -1.45 3.34
10 Georgia Tech  SEC 10 16 .385 4 10 .286 62.5 65.0 -1.01 1.42
11 Georgia  SEC 8 16 .333 3 11 .214 67.0 79.4 -10.19 2.22
12 Tennessee  SEC 4 19 .174 2 12 .143 70.5 81.1 -6.49 4.12

Southern - 9 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 West VirginiaRT Southern 24 6 .800 12 1 .923 85.4 74.0 9.39 -1.98 5
2 Virginia Tech  Southern 19 6 .760 9 3 .750 80.7 72.7 4.90 -3.06
3 Furman  Southern 15 12 .556 8 5 .615 74.3 75.6 -5.28 -3.97
4 George Washington  Southern 9 15 .375 6 7 .462 73.8 81.2 -10.09 -2.72
5 Davidson  Southern 14 11 .560 5 6 .455 66.7 72.4 -11.01 -5.30
6 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 9 11 .450 6 8 .429 73.5 78.0 -9.15 -4.65
7 William & Mary  Southern 7 17 .292 5 11 .313 67.5 72.9 -9.17 -3.74
8 Richmond  Southern 6 21 .222 5 11 .313 67.0 74.4 -11.51 -4.12
9 Citadel  Southern 8 15 .348 4 8 .333 70.9 75.7 -10.56 -5.78

SWC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Southern Methodist R SWC 18 7 .720 11 3 .786 70.6 65.9 6.10 1.42
2 Texas TechR SWC 19 8 .704 11 3 .786 71.1 66.3 6.89 2.11
3 Texas A&M  SWC 15 9 .625 9 5 .643 67.7 63.0 7.66 3.05
4 Texas  SWC 16 8 .667 8 6 .571 72.6 70.5 3.77 1.62
5 Rice  SWC 12 11 .522 7 7 .500 70.5 70.7 1.72 1.90
6 Arkansas  SWC 14 10 .583 5 9 .357 72.1 69.4 3.30 0.59
7 Texas Christian  SWC 5 19 .208 4 10 .286 68.7 75.1 -3.87 2.59
8 Baylor  SWC 4 20 .167 1 13 .071 59.4 71.4 -9.02 2.93

WCC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 PepperdineR WCC 20 7 .741 11 1 .917 66.6 61.7 3.22 -1.73
2 Santa Clara  WCC 19 6 .760 8 4 .667 59.0 53.5 3.19 -2.29
3 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 13 11 .542 8 4 .667 63.6 64.9 -2.59 -1.29
4 Loyola Marymount  WCC 18 9 .667 6 6 .500 64.2 66.8 -4.13 -1.60
5 Pacific  WCC 10 16 .385 5 7 .417 60.9 66.7 -7.24 -1.51
6 San Francisco  WCC 10 15 .400 4 8 .333 60.3 64.9 -6.90 -2.33
7 San Jose State  WCC 13 11 .542 0 12 .000 52.3 56.6 -6.36 -2.09

Yankee - 6 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 MassachusettsR Yankee 15 9 .625 8 2 .800 67.6 69.2 -16.94 -15.41
2 Connecticut  Yankee 16 8 .667 7 3 .700 76.0 71.5 -10.26 -14.83
3 Rhode Island  Yankee 14 12 .538 7 3 .700 72.0 74.9 -15.73 -12.87
4 Maine  Yankee 11 13 .458 4 6 .400 71.2 75.8 -25.13 -20.59
5 Vermont  Yankee 12 12 .500 3 7 .300 67.2 73.1 -26.34 -20.44
6 New Hampshire  Yankee 3 20 .130 1 9 .100 66.1 80.4 -34.14 -19.83