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1973-74 Season Summary

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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

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Atlantic Coast Conference 7 123 69 .641 3 1 1 North Carolina State North Carolina State
2 Big Eight Conference 8 119 94 .559 1 1 1 Kansas
3 Big Sky Conference 8 107 104 .507 0 1 0 Idaho State
Montana
4 Big Ten Conference 10 138 114 .548 3 1 0 Indiana
Michigan
5 Independent 81 1183 935 .559 7 9 1 Notre Dame
6 Ivy Group 8 85 119 .417 0 1 0 Pennsylvania
7 Mid-American Conference 7 99 86 .535 0 1 0 Ohio
8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 5 85 53 .616 0 0 0 Maryland-Eastern Shore
Morgan State
Maryland-Eastern Shore
9 Middle Atlantic Conference 12 159 150 .515 0 1 0 La Salle (East)
Saint Joseph's (East)
Rider (West)
10 Missouri Valley Conference 9 130 106 .551 0 1 0 Louisville
11 Ohio Valley Conference 8 102 101 .502 0 1 0 Austin Peay
Morehead State
12 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 7 105 77 .577 1 1 0 Long Beach State
13 Pacific-8 Conference 8 122 95 .562 2 1 1 UCLA
14 Southeastern Conference 10 149 112 .571 2 1 0 Alabama
Vanderbilt
15 Southern Conference 8 99 112 .469 0 1 0 Furman Furman
16 Southland Conference 6 58 63 .479 0 0 0 Arkansas State
17 Southwest Conference 8 100 110 .476 0 1 0 Texas
18 West Coast Conference 8 109 105 .509 0 1 0 San Francisco
19 Western Athletic Conference 8 126 89 .586 1 1 0 New Mexico
20 Yankee Conference 7 99 79 .556 0 0 0 Massachusetts

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/25 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/5 3/12 3/19 Final
North Carolina State ACC 2 2 2 5 5 5 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
UCLA Pac-8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 2 2 2
Marquette Ind 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 6 6 5 6 9 9 8 11 7 3 3
Maryland ACC 4 4 4 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 5 4 4 4 4
Notre Dame Ind 8 8 6 3 3 2 2 2 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 5 5
Michigan Big Ten             18 14 15 20 16 15 19 17 16 12 7 6
Kansas Big 8 13                 18 17 16 16 15 15 14 6 7
Providence Ind 6 6 8 9 9 14 10 7 8 9 11 11 11 12 8 5 8 8
Indiana Big Ten 3 3 3 7 7 8 13 12 11 12 12 12 10 9 13 10 11 9
Long Beach State PCAA 12 12 12 11 10 9 9 9 10 10 9 10 13 13 9 9 9 10
Purdue Big Ten                                 18 11
North Carolina ACC 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 6 4 6 8 10 12
Vanderbilt SEC       17 11 10 6 8 7 7 5 5 4 6 5 6 11 13
Alabama SEC 18 18 13 10 13 7 12 10 9 8 8 8 8 7 12 11 13 14
Utah WAC                       19 17         15
Pittsburgh Ind               17 16 13 10 7 7 11 14 13 15 16
Southern California Pac-8     20 16 14 11 17 13 12 11 14 13 12 10 7 15 14 17
Oral Roberts Ind                   19 19       20   18 18
South Carolina Ind     16 15     15 11 13 14 13 14 14 14 10 18 17 19
Dayton Ind                               20 16 20
School Conf Pre 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/25 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/5 3/12 3/19 Final
Arizona WAC 15 15 14 14 12 15           20   18        
Arizona State WAC                 20                  
Austin Peay OVC         20 20                        
Centenary (LA) Ind                 18                  
Cincinnati Ind       20       20                    
Creighton Ind                       17 15 16 19 19    
Hawaii Ind             20                      
Houston Ind 14 14                                
Jacksonville Ind 17 17 19 19                            
Kansas State Big 8   13 15 13 18               18          
Kentucky SEC 10 10                                
Louisville MVC 9 9 9 8 8 13 11 16 14 15 15 18 20 20 18 16    
Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC                     20              
Memphis Ind 20 20 10 12 16 18 19                      
Missouri Big 8               18                    
Nevada-Las Vegas WCC 19 19     19 15 16                      
New Mexico WAC         17 12 8 15 19 17       19 17 17 20  
Pennsylvania Ivy 16 16 11                              
San Francisco WCC 11 11 17                              
Syracuse Ind     18 18 15 19                        
Texas-El Paso WAC                     18              
Wisconsin Big Ten           17 13 19 17 16