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1977-78 Season Summary

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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

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 7 140 68 .673 2 2 1 North Carolina Duke
2 Big Eight Conference 8 125 100 .556 1 2 0 Kansas Missouri
3 Big Sky Conference 8 106 110 .491 0 1 0 Montana Weber State
4 Big Ten Conference 10 152 123 .553 2 2 0 Michigan State
5 East Coast Conference 12 169 163 .509 0 1 0 La Salle (East)
Lafayette (West)
La Salle
6 Eastern Athletic Association 8 124 102 .549 0 1 0 Rutgers (East)
Villanova (East)
Villanova
7 Independent 74 1070 884 .548 4 7 1 DePaul
8 Ivy Group 8 94 114 .452 1 1 0 Pennsylvania
9 Metropolitan Collegiate Athletic Conference 7 109 86 .559 2 2 0 Florida State Louisville
10 Mid-American Conference 10 126 142 .470 1 1 0 Miami (OH)
11 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 4 60 43 .583 0 0 0 North Carolina A&T North Carolina A&T
12 Missouri Valley Conference 9 124 129 .490 0 1 0 Creighton Creighton
13 New Jersey-New York 7 Conference 4 57 50 .533 0 1 0
14 Ohio Valley Conference 8 105 105 .500 0 1 0 Eastern Kentucky
Middle Tennessee
Western Kentucky
15 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 8 120 102 .541 0 1 0 Fresno State
San Diego State
Cal State Fullerton
16 Pacific-8 Conference 8 125 92 .576 1 1 0 UCLA
17 Southeastern Conference 10 153 122 .556 1 1 1 Kentucky
18 Southern Conference 8 109 113 .491 0 1 0 Appalachian State Furman
19 Southland Conference 6 82 81 .503 0 0 0 Lamar
McNeese State
20 Southwest Athletic Conference 5 92 41 .692 0 0 0 Jackson State
Southern
21 Southwest Conference 9 146 117 .555 2 2 1 Arkansas
Texas
Houston
22 Sun Belt Conference 6 91 72 .558 0 0 0 Charlotte New Orleans
23 West Coast Conference 8 124 94 .569 1 1 0 San Francisco
24 Western Athletic Conference 8 127 93 .577 2 2 0 New Mexico

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 11/29 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 Final
Kentucky SEC 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1
UCLA Pac-8 6 6 5 8 7 8 7 7 3 6 5 5 4 3 2 2 2
DePaul Ind               20 18 19 13 11 8 7 6 4 3
Michigan State Big Ten             18 12 10 7 7 10 10 10 9 6 4
Arkansas SWC 7 7 6 4 4 3 3 3 6 4 2 2 1 4 4 7 5
Notre Dame Ind 4 3 3 2 5 4 5 5 7 5 4 4 7 9 7 10 6
Duke ACC                 17 11 17   20 13 15 8 7
Marquette Ind 3 4 4 3 2 5 4 4 2 2 3 3 2 1 3 3 8
Louisville Metro 10 9 16 10 8 7 10 9 9 12 9 9 9 20 20 12 9
Kansas Big 8     19 20 16 17 14 10 8 8 8 8 6 6 5 9 10
San Francisco WCC 5 5 8 11 11 19 19       20         20 11
New Mexico WAC                 20 14 10 6 5 5 8 5 12
Indiana Big Ten           15 11 18                 13
Utah WAC   20 14   17                   19 15 14
Florida State Metro           18       17 15 16 14 12 11 13 15
North Carolina ACC 1 2 2 5 3 2 2 2 5 3 6 7 11 8 10 11 16
Texas SWC                 15 15 12 12 12 14 12 16 17
Detroit Mercy Ind 19 19 17 16 15 20           17 19 16 16 19 18
Miami (OH) MAC                                 19
Pennsylvania Ivy                                 20
School Conf Pre 11/29 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 Final
Alabama SEC 15 15     18                        
Cincinnati Metro 9 8 7 6 12 11 12 19                  
Georgetown Ind             20 17 19 16 14   18 18 17    
Holy Cross Ind 18 17 15 13 12 12 16 13 14                
Houston SWC                               14  
Illinois State Ind                   20 19 15 15 15 13 17  
Indiana State MVC     11 7 6 6 6 6 4 13              
Kansas State Big 8       19                          
Maryland ACC 14 14 12 18 20 14 15                    
Michigan Big Ten 13 13 9 15                          
Minnesota Big Ten 16                         19      
Nebraska Big 8                       19          
Nevada-Las Vegas Ind 8 10 10 9 9 9 9 11 16                
North Carolina State ACC               16                  
Providence Ind     20 14 14 13 17 14 12 9 16 20 13 11 18    
Purdue Big Ten 12 11   17                          
St. John's (NY) NJNY7 20 16 13                            
Syracuse Ind 11 12 18 12 10 10 8 8 11 10 18 18 16 17 14 18  
Virginia ACC         19 16 13 15 13 18 11 13 17        
Wake Forest ACC 17 18                   14