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1961-62 Season Summary

Season Index: < 1960-61 Season1962-63 Season >

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

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 72 55 .567 8.62 5.93 0 1 1 UCLA
2 Big Ten Conference 10 134 106 .558 7.19 6.06 1 1 1 Ohio State
3 Missouri Valley Conference 7 105 83 .559 6.70 5.38 2 1 1 Bradley
Cincinnati
4 Big Eight Conference 8 100 100 .500 4.80 4.66 2 1 0 Colorado
5 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 101 91 .526 3.67 2.87 1 1 1 Wake Forest Wake Forest
6 Southeastern Conference 12 159 133 .545 2.25 2.13 2 1 0 Kentucky
Mississippi State
7 Southwest Conference 8 103 92 .528 2.07 2.03 0 1 0 Southern Methodist
Texas Tech
8 Mid-American Conference 7 80 84 .488 -0.17 2.14 1 1 0 Bowling Green State
9 Independent 48 689 492 .583 -0.52 -0.08 0 8 0
10 Metropolitan New York Conference 5 71 49 .592 -1.48 -0.50 0 1 0 St. John's (NY)
11 Mountain States Athletic Conference 8 106 103 .507 -2.02 -0.63 1 1 0 Utah
12 West Coast Conference 7 103 75 .579 -2.97 -1.83 0 1 0 Pepperdine
13 Ohio Valley Conference 7 87 68 .561 -5.64 -4.33 0 1 0 Western Kentucky
14 Southern Conference 9 111 114 .493 -5.83 -3.92 0 1 0 West Virginia West Virginia
15 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 5 64 59 .520 -6.36 -4.38 0 1 0 Arizona State
16 Middle Atlantic Conference 10 135 102 .570 -7.48 -6.39 0 1 0 Saint Joseph's
17 Ivy Group 8 96 98 .495 -8.92 -6.80 0 1 0 Yale
18 Yankee Conference 6 71 74 .490 -21.42 -17.33 0 1 0 Massachusetts

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 12/19 12/26 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
Ohio State Big Ten 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Cincinnati MVC 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2
Kentucky SEC - - 6 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 3
Mississippi State SEC - - - 9 7 10 10 10 9 8 5 5 5 4
Bradley MVC - - - - - 9 9 9 7 5 6 6 6 5
Kansas State Big 8 8 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 6
Utah MSAC - - - - - - - - - - - 10 7 7
Bowling Green State MAC - - - 10 9 8 8 8 8 10 7 7 8 8
Colorado Big 8 - - - - - - - - - - 9 9 - 9
Duke ACC 7 - 10 8 10 7 7 6 5 7 8 8 9 10
School Conf Pre 12/19 12/26 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
Arizona State BIAA - 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Duquesne Ind - 7 3 7 8 5 6 7 6 9 - - - -
Loyola (IL) Ind - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 -
Oregon State Ind - - - - - - - - 10 6 10 - - -
Providence Ind 5 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Purdue Big Ten 6 8 9 - - - - - - - - - - -
Seattle Ind 10 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern California AAWU 4 6 4 6 4 6 5 5 - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure Ind - 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) Metro NY 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Villanova Ind - - - 5 6 - - - - - - - - -
Wake Forest ACC 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Virginia Southern - 5 7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Wichita State MVC - - 8 - - - - - - - - - - -

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Chet Walker (Bradley)
Jerry Lucas (Ohio State)
2nd Team
John Havlicek (Ohio State)