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1973-74 Standings

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National Champion: North Carolina State
Final Four: Kansas, Marquette, North Carolina State and UCLA

Consensus Player of the Year: Bill Walton

AP Preseason #1: UCLA ▪ AP Final #1: North Carolina State


Records do not reflect forfeits or vacated games

ACC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 North Carolina StateRTFN ACC 30 1 .968 12 0 1.000 2 1 1
2 Maryland  ACC 23 5 .821 9 3 .750 4 2 4
3 North Carolina  ACC 22 6 .786 9 3 .750 5 4 12
4 Virginia  ACC 11 16 .407 4 8 .333
5 Clemson  ACC 14 12 .538 3 9 .250
6 Wake Forest  ACC 13 13 .500 3 9 .250
7 Duke  ACC 10 16 .385 2 10 .167

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 KansasRF Big 8 23 7 .767 13 1 .929 13 6 7
2 Kansas State  Big 8 19 8 .704 11 3 .786 13
3 Oklahoma  Big 8 18 8 .692 9 5 .643
4 Nebraska  Big 8 14 12 .538 7 7 .500
5 Iowa State  Big 8 15 11 .577 6 8 .429
6 Colorado  Big 8 9 17 .346 4 10 .286
7 Missouri  Big 8 12 14 .462 3 11 .214 18
8 Oklahoma State  Big 8 9 17 .346 3 11 .214

Big Sky - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Idaho StateR Big Sky 20 8 .714 11 3 .786
2 Montana R Big Sky 19 8 .704 11 3 .786
3 Weber State  Big Sky 14 12 .538 8 6 .571
4 Gonzaga  Big Sky 13 13 .500 7 7 .500
5 Boise State  Big Sky 12 14 .462 6 8 .429
6 Idaho  Big Sky 12 14 .462 5 9 .357
7 Montana State  Big Sky 11 15 .423 5 9 .357
8 Northern Arizona  Big Sky 6 20 .231 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 Indiana R Big Ten 23 5 .821 12 2 .857 3 3 9
2 MichiganR Big Ten 22 5 .815 12 2 .857 6 6
3 Purdue  Big Ten 21 9 .700 10 4 .714 11 11
4 Wisconsin  Big Ten 16 8 .667 8 6 .571 13
5 Michigan State  Big Ten 13 11 .542 8 6 .571
6 Minnesota  Big Ten 12 12 .500 6 8 .429
7 Iowa  Big Ten 8 16 .333 5 9 .357
8 Ohio State  Big Ten 9 15 .375 4 10 .286
9 Northwestern  Big Ten 9 15 .375 3 11 .214
10 Illinois  Big Ten 5 18 .217 2 12 .143

Ind - 81 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Notre DameR Ind 26 3 .897 8 1 5
2 Providence Ind 28 4 .875 6 5 8
3 Pittsburgh Ind 25 4 .862 7 16
4 Charlotte  Ind 22 4 .846
5 Centenary (LA)  Ind 21 4 .840 18
6 MarquetteF Ind 26 5 .839 7 3 3
7 South Carolina Ind 22 5 .815 10 19
8 Oral Roberts Ind 23 6 .793 18 18
9 South Alabama  Ind 22 6 .786
10 Creighton Ind 23 7 .767 15
11 St. John's (NY)  Ind 20 7 .741
12 Georgia Southern  Ind 19 7 .731
13 Southern Illinois  Ind 19 7 .731
14 Syracuse Ind 19 7 .731 15
15 Virginia Commonwealth  Ind 17 7 .708
16 Cincinnati  Ind 19 8 .704 20
17 Boston College  Ind 21 9 .700
18 Florida State  Ind 18 8 .692
19 Rutgers  Ind 18 8 .692
20 Dayton Ind 20 9 .690 16 20
21 Hawaii  Ind 19 9 .679 20
22 Jacksonville  Ind 20 10 .667 17 17
23 Manhattan  Ind 18 9 .667
24 Mercer  Ind 16 8 .667
25 Detroit Mercy  Ind 17 9 .654
26 Fairfield  Ind 17 9 .654
27 Houston  Ind 17 9 .654 14 14
28 Illinois State  Ind 17 9 .654
29 Marshall  Ind 17 9 .654
30 St. Bonaventure  Ind 17 9 .654
31 Stetson  Ind 17 9 .654
32 DePaul  Ind 16 9 .640
33 Memphis  Ind 19 11 .633 20 10
34 Louisiana-Monroe  Ind 16 10 .615
35 Utah State  Ind 16 10 .615
36 Colgate  Ind 15 10 .600
37 Portland State  Ind 16 11 .593
38 Seton Hall  Ind 16 11 .593
39 Texas-Pan American  Ind 13 9 .591
40 George Washington  Ind 15 11 .577
41 Portland  Ind 15 11 .577
42 Saint Francis (PA)  Ind 15 11 .577
43 Ball State  Ind 14 12 .538
44 Butler  Ind 14 12 .538
45 Canisius  Ind 14 12 .538
46 Milwaukee  Ind 14 12 .538
47 Penn State  Ind 14 12 .538
48 Northeastern  Ind 12 11 .522
49 Long Island University  Ind 13 12 .520
50 Duquesne  Ind 12 12 .500
51 Georgetown  Ind 13 13 .500
52 Oklahoma City  Ind 13 13 .500
53 Virginia Tech  Ind 13 13 .500
54 Indiana State  Ind 12 14 .462
55 Loyola (IL)  Ind 12 14 .462
56 Niagara  Ind 12 14 .462
57 Tulane  Ind 12 14 .462
58 Air Force  Ind 11 13 .458
59 Iona  Ind 11 13 .458
60 St. Francis (NY)  Ind 11 13 .458
61 Fairleigh Dickinson  Ind 11 14 .440
62 Hardin-Simmons  Ind 11 14 .440
63 South Florida  Ind 11 14 .440
64 Denver  Ind 11 15 .423
65 Southern Mississippi  Ind 11 15 .423
66 Navy  Ind 9 13 .409
67 West Virginia  Ind 10 15 .400
68 Fordham  Ind 8 17 .320
69 Northern Illinois  Ind 8 17 .320
70 Eastern Michigan  Ind 8 18 .308
71 Holy Cross  Ind 8 18 .308
72 Saint Peter's  Ind 8 18 .308
73 Xavier  Ind 8 18 .308
74 Villanova  Ind 7 19 .269
75 Army  Ind 6 18 .250
76 Houston Baptist  Ind 6 19 .240
77 Cleveland State  Ind 6 20 .231
78 Samford  Ind 6 20 .231
79 Buffalo  Ind 5 20 .200
80 Georgia Tech  Ind 5 21 .192
81 Georgia State  Ind 1 25 .038

Ivy - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 PennsylvaniaR Ivy 21 6 .778 13 1 .929 16 11
2 Brown  Ivy 17 9 .654 11 3 .786
3 Princeton  Ivy 16 10 .615 11 3 .786
4 Harvard  Ivy 11 13 .458 9 5 .643
5 Yale  Ivy 8 16 .333 5 9 .357
6 Columbia  Ivy 5 20 .200 4 10 .286
7 Dartmouth  Ivy 4 22 .154 2 12 .143
8 Cornell  Ivy 3 23 .115 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 OhioR MAC 16 11 .593 9 3 .750
2 Toledo  MAC 19 9 .679 8 4 .667
3 Bowling Green State  MAC 15 11 .577 7 5 .583
4 Central Michigan  MAC 14 12 .538 6 6 .500
5 Miami (OH)  MAC 13 13 .500 6 6 .500
6 Western Michigan  MAC 13 13 .500 5 7 .417
7 Kent State  MAC 9 17 .346 1 11 .083

MEAC - 5 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Maryland-Eastern Shore RT MEAC 27 2 .931 11 1 .917 20
2 North Carolina A&T  MEAC 16 10 .615 7 5 .583
3 Delaware State  MEAC 18 11 .621 5 7 .417
4 Howard  MEAC 11 15 .423 4 8 .333
5 South Carolina State  MEAC 13 15 .464 2 10 .167

Mid-Atl - 12 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 La Salle R Mid-Atl (East) 18 10 .643 5 1 .833
2 Saint Joseph'sR Mid-Atl (East) 19 11 .633 5 1 .833
3 Temple  Mid-Atl (East) 16 9 .640 4 2 .667
4 American  Mid-Atl (East) 16 10 .615 4 2 .667
5 Drexel  Mid-Atl (East) 15 9 .625 2 4 .333
6 Hofstra  Mid-Atl (East) 8 16 .333 1 5 .167
7 West Chester  Mid-Atl (East) 11 15 .423 0 6 .000
8 Rider R Mid-Atl (West) 13 13 .500 8 2 .800
9 Lafayette  Mid-Atl (West) 17 9 .654 7 3 .700
10 Delaware  Mid-Atl (West) 15 11 .577 7 3 .700
11 Bucknell  Mid-Atl (West) 8 16 .333 2 8 .200
12 Lehigh  Mid-Atl (West) 3 21 .125 2 8 .200

MVC - 9 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 LouisvilleR MVC 21 7 .750 11 1 .917 9 8
2 Bradley  MVC 20 8 .714 9 3 .750
3 Tulsa  MVC 18 8 .692 7 6 .538
4 New Mexico State  MVC 14 11 .560 7 6 .538
5 Wichita State  MVC 11 15 .423 6 7 .462
6 West Texas A&M  MVC 11 15 .423 5 8 .385
7 North Texas  MVC 13 13 .500 4 8 .333
8 Saint Louis  MVC 9 16 .360 4 8 .333
9 Drake  MVC 13 13 .500 3 9 .250

OVC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Morehead State R OVC 17 9 .654 10 4 .714
2 Austin PeayR OVC 17 10 .630 10 4 .714 20
3 Middle Tennessee  OVC 18 8 .692 9 5 .643
4 Western Kentucky  OVC 15 10 .600 8 6 .571
5 Murray State  OVC 12 13 .480 6 8 .429
6 Eastern Kentucky  OVC 8 15 .348 6 8 .429
7 Tennessee Tech  OVC 7 18 .280 4 10 .286
8 East Tennessee State  OVC 8 18 .308 3 11 .214

Pac-8 - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 UCLARF Pac-8 26 4 .867 12 2 .857 1 1 2
2 Southern California  Pac-8 24 5 .828 11 3 .786 7 17
3 Oregon  Pac-8 15 11 .577 9 5 .643
4 Washington  Pac-8 16 10 .615 7 7 .500
5 Oregon State  Pac-8 13 13 .500 6 8 .429
6 Stanford  Pac-8 11 14 .440 5 9 .357
7 California  Pac-8 9 17 .346 3 11 .214
8 Washington State  Pac-8 8 21 .276 3 11 .214

PCAA - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Long Beach State R PCAA 24 2 .923 12 0 1.000 12 9 10
2 Cal State Los Angeles PCAA 17 10 .630 8 4 .667
3 California-Santa Barbara  PCAA 16 10 .615 7 5 .583
4 Fresno State  PCAA 16 9 .640 5 7 .417
5 Pacific  PCAA 14 12 .538 4 8 .333
6 San Diego State  PCAA 7 19 .269 4 8 .333
7 San Jose State  PCAA 11 15 .423 2 10 .167

SEC - 10 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Alabama R SEC 22 4 .846 15 3 .833 18 7 14
2 VanderbiltR SEC 23 5 .821 15 3 .833 4 13
3 Tennessee  SEC 17 9 .654 12 6 .667
4 Mississippi  SEC 15 10 .600 9 9 .500
5 Florida  SEC 15 11 .577 9 9 .500
6 Kentucky  SEC 13 13 .500 9 9 .500 10 10
7 Mississippi State  SEC 16 10 .615 8 10 .444
8 Louisiana State  SEC 12 14 .462 6 12 .333
9 Auburn  SEC 10 16 .385 5 13 .278
10 Georgia  SEC 6 20 .231 2 16 .111

Southern - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 FurmanRT Southern 22 9 .710 11 1 .917
2 Richmond  Southern 16 12 .571 10 4 .714
3 Davidson  Southern 18 9 .667 7 3 .700
4 East Carolina  Southern 13 12 .520 8 6 .571
5 William & Mary  Southern 9 18 .333 5 6 .455
6 Citadel  Southern 10 14 .417 4 9 .308
7 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 6 18 .250 3 9 .250
8 Appalachian State  Southern 5 20 .200 1 11 .083

Southland - 6 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Arkansas State R Southland 17 8 .680 4 0 1.000
2 Texas-Arlington  Southland 7 18 .280 2 2 .500
3 Lamar  Southland 6 19 .240 0 4 .000
4 McNeese State  Southland 20 5 .800 0 0
5 Louisiana Tech  Southland 8 13 .381 0 0
6 Louisiana-Lafayette  Southland 0 0 0 0

SWC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 TexasR SWC 12 15 .444 11 3 .786
2 Texas Tech  SWC 17 9 .654 10 4 .714
3 Southern Methodist  SWC 15 12 .556 10 4 .714
4 Texas A&M  SWC 15 11 .577 7 7 .500
5 Arkansas  SWC 10 16 .385 6 8 .429
6 Baylor  SWC 12 13 .480 5 9 .357
7 Rice  SWC 11 17 .393 5 9 .357
8 Texas Christian  SWC 8 17 .320 2 12 .143

WAC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 New MexicoR WAC 22 7 .759 10 4 .714 8
2 Utah  WAC 22 8 .733 9 5 .643 15 15
3 Arizona  WAC 19 7 .731 9 5 .643 15 12
4 Arizona State  WAC 18 9 .667 9 5 .643 20
5 Texas-El Paso  WAC 18 7 .720 8 6 .571 18
6 Brigham Young  WAC 11 15 .423 6 8 .429
7 Colorado State  WAC 12 14 .462 5 9 .357
8 Wyoming  WAC 4 22 .154 0 14 .000

WCC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 San FranciscoR WCC 19 9 .679 12 2 .857 11 11
2 Seattle  WCC 15 11 .577 11 3 .786
3 Nevada-Las Vegas  WCC 20 6 .769 10 4 .714 19 15
4 Loyola Marymount  WCC 13 14 .481 6 8 .429
5 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 15 13 .536 5 9 .357
6 Nevada  WCC 11 15 .423 4 10 .286
7 Pepperdine  WCC 8 18 .308 4 10 .286
8 Santa Clara  WCC 8 19 .296 4 10 .286

Yankee - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Massachusetts R Yankee 21 5 .808 11 1 .917
2 Connecticut  Yankee 19 8 .704 9 3 .750
3 New Hampshire  Yankee 16 9 .640 8 4 .667
4 Rhode Island  Yankee 11 14 .440 6 5 .545
5 Vermont  Yankee 9 17 .346 3 9 .250
6 Boston University  Yankee 9 16 .360 2 9 .182
7 Maine  Yankee 14 10 .583 2 10 .167