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1961-62 Season Summary

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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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Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ 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 Loyola (IL)
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
Billy McGill (Utah)
Chet Walker (Bradley)
Jerry Lucas (Ohio State)
Len Chappell (Wake Forest)
Terry Dischinger (Purdue)
2nd Team
Art Heyman (Duke)
Cotton Nash (Kentucky)
Jack Foley (Holy Cross)
John Havlicek (Ohio State)
John Rudometkin (Southern California)
Rod Thorn (West Virginia)