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1965-66 Season Summary

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National Champion: Texas-El Paso
Final Four: Duke, Kentucky, Texas-El Paso and Utah

Consensus Player of the Year: Cazzie Russell

AP Preseason #1: UCLAAP Final #1: Kentucky

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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 Western Athletic Conference 6 103 55 .652 10.32 5.12 0 1 1 Utah
2 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 115 91 .558 7.34 5.68 1 1 1 Duke Duke
3 Missouri Valley Conference 8 123 88 .583 5.62 4.50 1 1 0 Cincinnati
4 Big Ten Conference 10 126 114 .525 4.89 4.38 1 1 0 Michigan
5 Athletic Association of Western Universities 8 112 95 .541 4.63 3.82 0 1 0 Oregon State
6 Big Eight Conference 8 98 103 .488 2.94 2.90 1 1 0 Kansas
7 Southeastern Conference 11 159 124 .562 1.05 1.20 2 1 1 Kentucky
8 Independent 49 707 526 .573 -1.01 -0.45 2 8 1 Texas-El Paso
9 Ohio Valley Conference 8 104 89 .539 -2.22 -1.23 1 1 0 Western Kentucky Western Kentucky
10 Ivy Group 8 99 92 .518 -3.22 -3.31 0 0 0 Pennsylvania
11 Southwest Conference 8 87 105 .453 -3.68 -2.01 0 1 0 Southern Methodist
12 Mid-American Conference 7 81 85 .488 -5.21 -2.25 0 1 0 Miami (OH)
13 West Coast Conference 8 102 108 .486 -6.09 -3.46 0 1 0 Pacific
14 Southern Conference 8 89 110 .447 -7.94 -3.64 0 1 0 Davidson Davidson
15 Big Sky Conference 6 79 72 .523 -8.40 -4.31 0 0 0 Gonzaga
Weber State
16 Middle Atlantic Conference 8 101 95 .515 -9.90 -7.09 1 1 0 Saint Joseph's
17 Metropolitan Collegiate Conference 7 72 94 .434 -10.33 -3.66 0 0 0 Manhattan
18 Yankee Conference 6 71 71 .500 -11.49 -8.94 0 1 0 Connecticut
Rhode Island

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 Final
Kentucky SEC       10 5 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Duke ACC 3 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 2
Texas-El Paso Ind           9 8 8 6 6 4 3 3 2 3
Kansas Big 8 8 7 4       10 6 9 7 7 7 6 6 4
Saint Joseph's Mid-Atl 4 3 2 2 8 4 4 3 5 8 8 8 7 7 5
Loyola (IL) Ind               9 7 5 3 4 4 4 6
Cincinnati MVC                 8 10       10 7
Vanderbilt SEC 5 4 5 4 2 3 3 5 4 3 5 5 5 5 8
Michigan Big Ten 2 2 3 3 7         9 10 10 10   9
Western Kentucky OVC                             10
School Conf Pre 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 Final
Bradley MVC 9 9 9 5 3 5 5 7              
Brigham Young WAC         6 8 7                
Iowa Big Ten       9 4 7                  
Kansas State Big 8 10                            
Minnesota Big Ten 7 5 6 6 9                    
Nebraska Big 8                     9 9 8 9  
Providence Ind 6 8 7 7 10 6 6 4 3 4 6 6 9 8  
South Carolina ACC   10                          
UCLA AAWU 1 1 8     10 9 10 10            
Wichita State MVC     10 8                      

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Cazzie Russell (Michigan)
Clyde Lee (Vanderbilt)
Dave Bing (Syracuse)
Dave Schellhase (Purdue)
Jim Walker (Providence)
2nd Team
Bob Verga (Duke)
Dick Snyder (Davidson)
Jack Marin (Duke)
Lou Dampier (Kentucky)
Matt Guokas (Saint Joseph's)
Walt Wesley (Kansas)