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1977-78 Standings

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National Champion: Kentucky
Final Four: Arkansas, Duke, Kentucky and Notre Dame

Consensus Player of the Year: Butch Lee

AP Preseason #1: North Carolina ▪ AP Final #1: Kentucky


Records do not reflect forfeits or vacated games

RPI rankings last updated: Mar 17 2014

ACC - 7 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 North CarolinaR ACC 23 8 .742 9 3 .750 1 1 16
2 DukeTF ACC 27 7 .794 8 4 .667 7 7
3 North Carolina State  ACC 21 10 .677 7 5 .583 16
4 Virginia  ACC 20 8 .714 6 6 .500 11
5 Wake Forest  ACC 19 10 .655 6 6 .500 17 14
6 Maryland  ACC 15 13 .536 3 9 .250 14 12
7 Clemson  ACC 15 12 .556 3 9 .250

Big 8 - 8 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 KansasR Big 8 24 5 .828 13 1 .929 5 10
2 Iowa State  Big 8 14 13 .519 9 5 .643
3 Nebraska  Big 8 22 8 .733 9 5 .643 19
4 Kansas State  Big 8 18 11 .621 7 7 .500 19
5 Oklahoma  Big 8 14 13 .519 7 7 .500
6 Oklahoma State  Big 8 10 16 .385 4 10 .286
7 MissouriT Big 8 14 16 .467 4 10 .286
8 Colorado  Big 8 9 18 .333 3 11 .214

Big Sky - 8 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Montana R Big Sky 20 8 .714 12 2 .857
2 Idaho State  Big Sky 16 10 .615 11 3 .786
3 Weber StateT Big Sky 19 10 .655 9 5 .643
4 Boise State  Big Sky 13 14 .481 8 6 .571
5 Gonzaga  Big Sky 14 15 .483 7 7 .500
6 Northern Arizona  Big Sky 10 15 .400 4 10 .286
7 Montana State  Big Sky 10 16 .385 4 10 .286
8 Idaho  Big Sky 4 22 .154 1 13 .071

Big Ten - 10 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Michigan StateR Big Ten 25 5 .833 15 3 .833 4 4
2 Indiana Big Ten 21 8 .724 12 6 .667 11 13
3 Minnesota  Big Ten 17 10 .630 12 6 .667 16 16
4 Michigan  Big Ten 16 11 .593 11 7 .611 13 9
5 Purdue  Big Ten 16 11 .593 11 7 .611 12 11
6 Ohio State  Big Ten 16 11 .593 9 9 .500
7 Illinois  Big Ten 13 14 .481 7 11 .389
8 Iowa  Big Ten 12 15 .444 5 13 .278
9 Northwestern  Big Ten 8 19 .296 4 14 .222
10 Wisconsin  Big Ten 8 19 .296 4 14 .222

EAA - 8 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Rutgers R EAA (East) 24 7 .774 7 3 .700
2 VillanovaRT EAA (East) 23 9 .719 7 3 .700
3 Pittsburgh  EAA (East) 16 11 .593 5 5 .500
4 Massachusetts  EAA (East) 15 12 .556 5 5 .500
5 Duquesne  EAA (West) 11 17 .393 5 5 .500
6 George Washington  EAA (West) 15 11 .577 4 6 .400
7 Penn State  EAA (West) 8 19 .296 4 6 .400
8 West Virginia  EAA (West) 12 16 .429 3 7 .300

ECC - 12 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 La SalleRT ECC (East) 18 12 .600 5 0 1.000
2 Temple  ECC (East) 24 5 .828 4 1 .800
3 American  ECC (East) 16 12 .571 2 3 .400
4 Drexel  ECC (East) 13 13 .500 2 3 .400
5 Saint Joseph's  ECC (East) 13 15 .464 2 3 .400
6 Hofstra  ECC (East) 8 19 .296 0 5 .000
7 Lafayette R ECC (West) 23 8 .742 10 0 1.000
8 Delaware  ECC (West) 16 11 .593 5 5 .500
9 Bucknell  ECC (West) 13 15 .464 5 5 .500
10 Lehigh  ECC (West) 8 18 .308 5 5 .500
11 Rider  ECC (West) 11 16 .407 4 6 .400
12 West Chester  ECC (West) 6 19 .240 1 9 .100

Ind - 74 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 DePaulR Ind 27 3 .900 3 3
2 Detroit Mercy  Ind 25 4 .862 19 15 18
3 Illinois State  Ind 24 4 .857 13
4 Marquette Ind 24 4 .857 3 1 8
5 Texas-Pan American  Ind 22 4 .846
6 Virginia Commonwealth  Ind 24 5 .828
7 Fairfield  Ind 22 5 .815
8 North Texas  Ind 22 6 .786
9 Syracuse Ind 22 6 .786 11 8
10 Rhode Island Ind 24 7 .774
11 Providence Ind 24 8 .750 9
12 Utah State  Ind 21 7 .750
13 Georgetown  Ind 23 8 .742 14
14 Notre DameF Ind 23 8 .742 4 2 6
15 Holy Cross  Ind 20 7 .741 18 12
16 Louisiana-Monroe  Ind 20 7 .741
17 North Carolina-Wilmington  Ind 19 7 .731
18 St. Bonaventure Ind 21 8 .724
19 Nevada-Las Vegas  Ind 20 8 .714 8 8
20 Virginia Tech  Ind 19 8 .704
21 James Madison  Ind 18 8 .692
22 Maine  Ind 17 8 .680
23 Army  Ind 19 9 .679
24 Dayton  Ind 19 10 .655
25 St. Francis (NY)  Ind 16 9 .640
26 Iona  Ind 17 10 .630
27 William & Mary  Ind 16 10 .615
28 Air Force  Ind 15 10 .600
29 Loyola (IL)  Ind 16 11 .593
30 Mercer  Ind 16 11 .593
31 Oklahoma City  Ind 16 11 .593
32 Boston College  Ind 15 11 .577
33 Butler  Ind 15 11 .577
34 Saint Francis (PA)  Ind 15 11 .577
35 South Carolina  Ind 16 12 .571
36 Siena  Ind 13 10 .565
37 Navy  Ind 14 11 .560
38 Milwaukee  Ind 15 12 .556
39 Niagara  Ind 14 12 .538
40 Northeastern  Ind 14 12 .538
41 Southern Mississippi  Ind 13 12 .520
42 Portland State  Ind 14 13 .519
43 Stetson  Ind 14 13 .519
44 Oral Roberts  Ind 13 14 .481
45 Xavier  Ind 13 14 .481
46 Cleveland State  Ind 12 13 .480
47 Tennessee State  Ind 11 12 .478
48 Catholic  Ind 12 14 .462
49 Georgia Southern  Ind 12 15 .444
50 Northwestern State  Ind 12 15 .444
51 Connecticut  Ind 11 15 .423
52 Old Dominion  Ind 11 15 .423
53 Vermont  Ind 11 15 .423
54 Boston University  Ind 10 15 .400
55 Hardin-Simmons  Ind 10 16 .385
56 Campbell  Ind 9 15 .375
57 Centenary (LA)  Ind 10 17 .370
58 Denver  Ind 10 17 .370
59 Colgate  Ind 9 17 .346
60 East Carolina  Ind 9 17 .346
61 Long Island University  Ind 8 18 .308
62 Saint Peter's  Ind 8 18 .308
63 Charleston Southern  Ind 8 19 .296
64 Samford  Ind 8 19 .296
65 Canisius  Ind 7 19 .269
66 Houston Baptist  Ind 7 19 .269
67 New Hampshire  Ind 7 19 .269
68 Wagner  Ind 7 19 .269
69 Evansville  Ind 1 3 .250
70 Fairleigh Dickinson  Ind 6 18 .250
71 Valparaiso  Ind 6 19 .240
72 Robert Morris  Ind 4 19 .174
73 Richmond  Ind 4 22 .154
74 Hawaii  Ind 1 26 .037

Ivy - 8 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 PennsylvaniaR Ivy 20 8 .714 12 2 .857 20 20
2 Princeton  Ivy 17 9 .654 11 3 .786
3 Columbia  Ivy 15 11 .577 11 3 .786
4 Harvard  Ivy 11 15 .423 7 7 .500
5 Dartmouth  Ivy 10 16 .385 5 9 .357
6 Cornell  Ivy 9 17 .346 5 9 .357
7 Yale  Ivy 8 16 .333 3 11 .214
8 Brown  Ivy 4 22 .154 2 12 .143

MAC - 10 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Miami (OH)R MAC 19 9 .679 12 4 .750 19 19
2 Toledo  MAC 21 6 .778 11 5 .688
3 Central Michigan  MAC 16 10 .615 11 5 .688
4 Bowling Green State  MAC 12 15 .444 10 6 .625
5 Northern Illinois  MAC 11 16 .407 9 7 .563
6 Eastern Michigan  MAC 11 16 .407 7 9 .438
7 Ohio  MAC 13 14 .481 6 10 .375
8 Ball State  MAC 10 15 .400 6 10 .375
9 Western Michigan  MAC 7 20 .259 4 12 .250
10 Kent State  MAC 6 21 .222 4 12 .250

MEAC - 4 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 North Carolina A&T RT MEAC 20 8 .714 11 1 .917
2 Howard  MEAC 14 8 .636 8 4 .667
3 South Carolina State  MEAC 16 12 .571 5 7 .417
4 Delaware State  MEAC 10 15 .400 5 7 .417

Metro - 7 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Florida StateR Metro 23 6 .793 11 1 .917 11 15
2 LouisvilleT Metro 23 7 .767 9 3 .750 10 7 9
3 Memphis  Metro 19 9 .679 7 5 .583
4 Cincinnati  Metro 17 10 .630 6 6 .500 9 6
5 Georgia Tech  Metro 15 12 .556 6 6 .500
6 Saint Louis  Metro 7 20 .259 2 10 .167
7 Tulane  Metro 5 22 .185 1 11 .083

MVC - 9 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 CreightonRT MVC 19 9 .679 12 4 .750
2 Indiana State  MVC 23 9 .719 11 5 .688 4
3 Southern Illinois  MVC 17 10 .630 11 5 .688
4 New Mexico State  MVC 15 14 .517 9 7 .563
5 Bradley  MVC 14 14 .500 8 8 .500
6 Wichita State  MVC 13 14 .481 8 8 .500
7 Tulsa  MVC 9 18 .333 7 9 .438
8 West Texas A&M  MVC 8 19 .296 4 12 .250
9 Drake  MVC 6 22 .214 2 14 .125

NJNY7 - 4 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 St. John's (NY) NJNY7 21 7 .750 5 1 .833 20 13
2 Manhattan  NJNY7 12 14 .462 3 2 .600
3 Seton Hall  NJNY7 16 11 .593 1 5 .167
4 Fordham  NJNY7 8 18 .308 0 6 .000

OVC - 8 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Middle Tennessee R OVC 18 8 .692 10 4 .714
2 East Tennessee State  OVC 18 9 .667 10 4 .714
3 Western KentuckyT OVC 16 14 .533 9 5 .643
4 Austin Peay  OVC 15 12 .556 8 6 .571
5 Eastern Kentucky R OVC 15 11 .577 8 6 .571
6 Tennessee Tech  OVC 11 15 .423 7 7 .500
7 Murray State  OVC 8 17 .320 4 10 .286
8 Morehead State  OVC 4 19 .174 0 14 .000

Pac-8 - 8 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 UCLAR Pac-8 25 3 .893 14 0 1.000 6 2 2
2 Oregon State  Pac-8 16 11 .593 9 5 .643
3 Washington State  Pac-8 16 11 .593 7 7 .500
4 Southern California  Pac-8 14 13 .519 7 7 .500
5 Oregon  Pac-8 16 11 .593 6 8 .429
6 Washington  Pac-8 14 13 .519 6 8 .429
7 California  Pac-8 11 16 .407 4 10 .286
8 Stanford  Pac-8 13 14 .481 3 11 .214

PCAA - 8 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Fresno State R PCAA 21 6 .778 11 3 .786
2 San Diego State R PCAA 19 9 .679 11 3 .786
3 Cal State FullertonT PCAA 23 9 .719 9 5 .643
4 Pacific  PCAA 17 10 .630 9 5 .643
5 Long Beach State  PCAA 16 13 .552 7 7 .500
6 San Jose State  PCAA 8 19 .296 4 10 .286
7 California-Santa Barbara  PCAA 8 19 .296 3 11 .214
8 California-Irvine  PCAA 8 17 .320 2 12 .143

SEC - 10 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 KentuckyRFN SEC 30 2 .938 16 2 .889 2 1 1
2 Mississippi State  SEC 18 9 .667 13 5 .722
3 Louisiana State  SEC 18 9 .667 12 6 .667
4 Alabama  SEC 17 10 .630 11 7 .611 15 15
5 Florida  SEC 15 12 .556 8 10 .444
6 Auburn  SEC 13 14 .481 8 10 .444
7 Tennessee  SEC 11 16 .407 6 12 .333
8 Vanderbilt  SEC 10 17 .370 6 12 .333
9 Georgia  SEC 11 16 .407 5 13 .278
10 Mississippi  SEC 10 17 .370 5 13 .278

Southern - 8 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Appalachian State R Southern 15 13 .536 9 3 .750
2 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 21 7 .750 7 3 .700
3 Marshall  Southern 14 15 .483 8 5 .615
4 FurmanT Southern 19 11 .633 7 5 .583
5 Chattanooga  Southern 16 11 .593 7 5 .583
6 Western Carolina  Southern 7 19 .269 4 8 .333
7 Davidson  Southern 9 18 .333 3 7 .300
8 Citadel  Southern 8 19 .296 2 11 .154

Southland - 6 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 McNeese State R Southland 20 8 .714 8 2 .800
2 Lamar R Southland 18 9 .667 8 2 .800
3 Louisiana-Lafayette  Southland 19 8 .704 7 3 .700
4 Texas-Arlington  Southland 10 17 .370 3 7 .300
5 Arkansas State  Southland 9 18 .333 2 8 .200
6 Louisiana Tech  Southland 6 21 .222 2 8 .200

Sun Belt - 6 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Charlotte R Sun Belt 20 7 .741 9 1 .900
2 New Orleans T Sun Belt 21 6 .778 8 2 .800
3 Jacksonville  Sun Belt 14 14 .500 6 4 .600
4 South Alabama  Sun Belt 18 10 .643 3 7 .300
5 South Florida  Sun Belt 13 14 .481 2 8 .200
6 Georgia State  Sun Belt 5 21 .192 2 8 .200

SWAC - 5 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Southern R SWAC 23 5 .821 9 3 .750
2 Jackson State R SWAC 21 5 .808 9 3 .750
3 Alcorn State  SWAC 22 7 .759 8 4 .667
4 Texas Southern  SWAC 16 10 .615 7 5 .583
5 Grambling  SWAC 10 14 .417 3 9 .250

SWC - 9 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 ArkansasRF SWC 32 4 .889 14 2 .875 7 1 5
2 Texas R SWC 26 5 .839 14 2 .875 12 17
3 HoustonT SWC 25 8 .758 11 5 .688 14
4 Texas Tech  SWC 19 10 .655 10 6 .625
5 Baylor  SWC 14 13 .519 8 8 .500
6 Southern Methodist  SWC 10 18 .357 6 10 .375
7 Texas A&M  SWC 12 15 .444 5 11 .313
8 Rice  SWC 4 22 .154 2 14 .125
9 Texas Christian  SWC 4 22 .154 2 14 .125

WAC - 8 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 New MexicoR WAC 24 4 .857 13 1 .929 5 12
2 Utah WAC 23 6 .793 12 2 .857 14 14
3 Colorado State  WAC 18 9 .667 8 6 .571
4 Arizona  WAC 15 11 .577 6 8 .429
5 Arizona State  WAC 13 14 .481 6 8 .429
6 Brigham Young  WAC 12 18 .400 6 8 .429
7 Wyoming  WAC 12 15 .444 3 11 .214
8 Texas-El Paso  WAC 10 16 .385 2 12 .143

WCC - 8 Schools

1976-77 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 San FranciscoR WCC 23 6 .793 12 2 .857 5 5 11
2 Nevada  WCC 19 8 .704 10 4 .714
3 Portland  WCC 19 8 .704 9 5 .643
4 Santa Clara  WCC 21 8 .724 8 6 .571
5 Seattle  WCC 11 16 .407 6 8 .429
6 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 13 14 .481 5 9 .357
7 Loyola Marymount  WCC 11 15 .423 4 10 .286
8 Pepperdine  WCC 7 19 .269 2 12 .143