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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: UCLAAP Final #1: North Carolina State

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Atlantic Coast Conference 7 123 69 .641 12.84 7.26 3 1 1 North Carolina State North Carolina State
2 Pacific-8 Conference 8 122 95 .562 8.90 6.54 2 1 1 UCLA
3 Western Athletic Conference 8 126 89 .586 6.92 4.38 1 1 0 New Mexico
4 Big Eight Conference 8 119 94 .559 6.05 5.03 1 1 1 Kansas
5 Big Ten Conference 10 138 114 .548 5.95 5.58 3 1 0 Indiana
Michigan
6 Southeastern Conference 10 149 112 .571 5.24 3.47 2 1 0 Alabama
Vanderbilt
7 Mid-American Conference 7 99 86 .535 1.70 1.19 0 1 0 Ohio
8 Missouri Valley Conference 9 130 106 .551 1.69 1.29 0 1 0 Louisville
9 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 7 105 77 .577 1.18 0.81 1 1 0 Long Beach State
10 West Coast Conference 8 109 105 .509 0.93 2.14 0 1 0 San Francisco
11 Independent 81 1183 935 .559 -2.02 -1.20 7 9 1
12 Southwest Conference 8 100 110 .476 -4.55 -2.24 0 1 0 Texas
13 Big Sky Conference 8 107 104 .507 -5.39 -3.43 0 1 0 Idaho State
Montana
14 Ohio Valley Conference 8 102 101 .502 -5.78 -4.05 0 1 0 Austin Peay
Morehead State
15 Southern Conference 8 99 112 .469 -6.69 -3.23 0 1 0 Furman Furman
16 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 5 85 53 .616 -7.22 -6.21 0 0 0 Maryland-Eastern Shore
Morgan State
Maryland-Eastern Shore
17 Ivy Group 8 85 119 .417 -8.12 -5.04 0 1 0 Pennsylvania
18 Yankee Conference 7 99 79 .556 -9.06 -6.20 0 0 0 Massachusetts
19 Middle Atlantic Conference 12 159 150 .515 -10.64 -6.57 0 1 0 La Salle (East)
Saint Joseph's (East)
Rider (West)
20 Southland Conference 6 58 63 .479 -11.03 -7.46 0 0 0 Arkansas State

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 - - - - - - - -