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1979-80 School Ratings

Season Index: Next Season

National Champion: Louisville
Final Four: Iowa, Louisville, Purdue and UCLA

Consensus Player of the Year: Mark Aguirre

AP Preseason #1: Indiana ▪ AP Final #1: DePaul

The SRS columns are SRS broken up into offensive and defensive components.
The Adjusted columns are adjusted for strength of opposition.
Non-Division I games are excluded from the ratings.

260 Schools

SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
1 Iowa Big Ten 7.48 10.09 17.57
2 Indiana Big Ten 3.45 14.12 17.56
3 Purdue Big Ten 4.18 13.36 17.54
4 Ohio State Big Ten 6.54 10.76 17.31
5 Kentucky SEC 8.47 8.48 16.95
6 Syracuse Big East 15.59 0.84 16.43
7 Illinois Big Ten 7.59 8.20 15.78
8 Clemson ACC 12.40 3.34 15.74
9 Minnesota Big Ten 7.04 8.69 15.73
10 UCLA Pac-10 9.89 5.78 15.67
11 Louisville Metro 9.07 6.50 15.57
12 Maryland ACC 13.40 1.22 14.62
13 DePaul Ind 12.88 1.23 14.10
14 Duke ACC 7.58 6.16 13.74
15 Michigan Big Ten 7.18 6.53 13.71
16 Notre Dame Ind 7.21 6.18 13.39
17 Georgetown Big East 6.55 6.52 13.08
18 North Carolina State ACC 0.08 12.90 12.97
19 Louisiana State SEC 9.83 3.05 12.88
20 Oregon State Pac-10 4.45 8.38 12.83
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
21 Missouri Big 8 7.69 5.12 12.82
22 North Carolina ACC 6.66 6.14 12.80
23 Virginia ACC 3.29 9.49 12.78
24 Washington State Pac-10 4.45 8.28 12.73
25 Arizona State Pac-10 8.49 3.98 12.47
26 Brigham Young WAC 11.05 1.02 12.07
27 Wisconsin Big Ten 3.18 8.76 11.94
28 Michigan State Big Ten 4.13 7.16 11.29
29 Villanova EAA 7.81 3.00 10.81
30 Alcorn State SWAC 13.81 -3.02 10.79
31 Tennessee SEC 3.66 7.12 10.78
32 St. John's (NY) Big East 6.44 4.00 10.44
33 Marquette Ind 5.10 4.46 9.56
34 Texas A&M SWC -3.70 12.99 9.28
35 Virginia Tech Metro 4.30 4.90 9.21
36 Alabama SEC 2.86 6.17 9.02
37 Wake Forest ACC 3.30 5.34 8.64
38 Kansas State Big 8 -0.68 9.23 8.55
39 Mississippi SEC 1.66 6.49 8.15
40 Arkansas SWC -4.26 12.16 7.90
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
41 Iona ECACM 3.12 4.78 7.90
42 Texas SWC 3.59 4.20 7.80
43 Illinois State Ind -4.10 11.24 7.14
44 Washington Pac-10 3.46 3.69 7.14
45 Bradley MVC -0.72 7.75 7.03
46 Florida State Metro 8.95 -2.10 6.84
47 Long Beach State PCAA 7.62 -0.89 6.73
48 Fresno State PCAA -7.54 14.18 6.64
49 Weber State Big Sky -2.32 8.89 6.57
50 Nevada-Las Vegas Ind 8.20 -1.68 6.52
51 Toledo MAC 6.57 -0.08 6.49
52 San Francisco WCC 4.08 2.32 6.40
53 Lamar Southland 10.03 -3.70 6.34
54 Georgia SEC -2.33 8.35 6.02
55 Boston College Big East 2.49 3.44 5.93
56 Northwestern Big Ten 1.52 4.40 5.92
57 Wichita State MVC 3.50 2.38 5.88
58 La Salle ECC (East) 8.75 -2.92 5.83
59 Saint Peter's ECACM -14.21 19.94 5.73
60 Old Dominion ECACS 2.23 3.46 5.70
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
61 Pittsburgh EAA -1.52 7.22 5.70
62 Utah State PCAA 16.52 -10.90 5.62
63 Mississippi State SEC 5.63 -0.13 5.50
64 Utah WAC 4.19 1.29 5.48
65 Duquesne EAA 1.27 4.07 5.34
66 South Alabama Sun Belt -0.78 6.07 5.29
67 Georgia Tech ACC -11.33 16.54 5.21
68 Vanderbilt SEC 9.18 -4.08 5.11
69 Loyola (IL) MW City 14.03 -8.95 5.08
70 Oklahoma Big 8 2.62 2.45 5.07
71 Kansas Big 8 0.12 4.60 4.72
72 Alabama-Birmingham Sun Belt 5.21 -0.60 4.61
73 Western Kentucky OVC 1.10 3.32 4.41
74 Texas-El Paso WAC -3.43 7.82 4.39
75 Oral Roberts MW City 12.55 -8.32 4.23
76 Jacksonville Sun Belt -7.60 11.78 4.18
77 Creighton MVC 4.05 0.00 4.05
78 Southern Mississippi Ind 2.37 1.67 4.04
79 West Virginia EAA 1.69 2.32 4.02
80 Drake MVC 13.52 -9.62 3.91
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
81 San Jose State PCAA -2.90 6.67 3.77
82 West Texas A&M MVC 12.58 -8.94 3.65
83 Indiana State MVC -5.74 9.20 3.46
84 Nebraska Big 8 -4.13 7.54 3.41
85 Auburn SEC -4.34 7.72 3.38
86 Connecticut Big East 3.15 0.23 3.37
87 Murray State OVC -3.70 7.02 3.32
88 Southern California Pac-10 3.52 -0.27 3.25
89 Virginia Commonwealth Sun Belt 4.17 -0.96 3.21
90 Detroit Mercy Ind 5.53 -2.33 3.20
91 Wyoming WAC -12.56 15.56 3.00
92 Texas Tech SWC -3.41 6.26 2.85
93 Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 8.07 -5.34 2.73
94 Pacific PCAA 0.05 2.38 2.43
95 Dayton Ind -5.25 7.59 2.34
96 Houston SWC 6.82 -4.71 2.12
97 New Mexico State MVC 5.59 -3.51 2.08
98 Penn State Ind -11.27 13.19 1.92
99 Arizona Pac-10 3.68 -1.99 1.69
100 Portland WCC 6.55 -4.98 1.58
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
101 Cincinnati Metro -2.61 4.18 1.57
102 Pepperdine WCC 8.08 -6.74 1.34
103 Temple ECC (East) -7.40 8.73 1.34
104 Northern Illinois MAC -6.59 7.82 1.23
105 Rhode Island ECACN -1.61 2.75 1.14
106 Evansville MW City -1.07 2.11 1.04
107 Saint Louis Metro 2.89 -2.03 0.86
108 Texas-Pan American A-Sun 2.20 -1.36 0.84
109 Charlotte Sun Belt 3.80 -2.99 0.81
110 South Carolina Ind 2.22 -1.54 0.68
111 Idaho Big Sky -4.88 5.55 0.67
112 Eastern Kentucky OVC 9.02 -8.36 0.66
113 Southern Methodist SWC 7.10 -6.82 0.28
114 Furman Southern 6.19 -5.93 0.26
115 George Washington EAA 5.14 -4.96 0.18
116 Louisiana-Monroe A-Sun 0.49 -0.31 0.18
117 Boston University ECACN 6.78 -6.67 0.11
118 Rutgers EAA -0.91 0.99 0.09
119 Colorado Big 8 -2.42 2.50 0.08
120 McNeese State Southland -2.28 2.30 0.02
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
121 Providence Big East -8.31 8.27 -0.04
122 St. Bonaventure EAA 5.02 -5.13 -0.12
123 Loyola Marymount WCC 8.58 -8.79 -0.21
124 Memphis Metro -3.66 3.32 -0.34
125 Oklahoma State Big 8 4.52 -4.86 -0.34
126 Oregon Pac-10 -1.77 1.38 -0.38
127 Bowling Green State MAC -1.70 1.20 -0.50
128 Holy Cross ECACN 5.76 -6.29 -0.53
129 Santa Clara WCC 6.98 -7.69 -0.71
130 Stanford Pac-10 -0.53 -0.51 -1.04
131 Kent State MAC -1.50 0.40 -1.10
132 Saint Joseph's ECC (East) -8.71 7.59 -1.12
133 Seattle WCC 0.34 -1.47 -1.13
134 Louisiana Tech Southland -6.18 5.03 -1.15
135 Iowa State Big 8 -1.75 0.52 -1.24
136 Gonzaga WCC -1.40 0.15 -1.25
137 Tulsa MVC 1.81 -3.21 -1.40
138 Ball State MAC 2.51 -4.03 -1.51
139 Hawaii WAC 1.97 -3.48 -1.51
140 Pennsylvania Ivy -6.23 4.68 -1.55
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
141 Cleveland State Ind 4.36 -5.96 -1.60
142 California Pac-10 -2.49 0.72 -1.77
143 Lafayette ECC (West) -3.47 1.58 -1.90
144 Oklahoma City MW City 8.85 -10.79 -1.94
145 Tulane Metro 0.38 -2.37 -1.98
146 Montana Big Sky -8.96 6.87 -2.09
147 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 4.45 -6.62 -2.17
148 California-Santa Barbara PCAA -5.28 2.99 -2.30
149 Richmond ECACS 5.91 -8.25 -2.35
150 Tennessee State Ind -1.20 -1.18 -2.38
151 Cal State Fullerton PCAA -5.09 2.62 -2.48
152 East Carolina Ind 0.41 -2.92 -2.51
153 Baylor SWC -2.49 -0.35 -2.84
154 Seton Hall Big East -2.86 0.00 -2.86
155 Montana State Big Sky 9.97 -12.91 -2.94
156 Wagner ECACM 3.45 -6.41 -2.97
157 Eastern Michigan MAC -8.31 5.10 -3.21
158 Western Michigan MAC -3.76 0.36 -3.40
159 Maine ECACN -0.37 -3.05 -3.42
160 William & Mary ECACS -8.12 4.64 -3.48
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
161 Southern Illinois MVC -1.64 -1.89 -3.53
162 Grambling SWAC -6.64 3.05 -3.60
163 James Madison ECACS -9.67 5.95 -3.72
164 Middle Tennessee OVC -8.50 4.73 -3.78
165 Florida SEC -0.97 -3.02 -4.00
166 Centenary (LA) A-Sun 2.26 -6.37 -4.11
167 Colorado State WAC 1.62 -5.72 -4.11
168 East Tennessee State Southern -3.80 -0.43 -4.23
169 Stetson Ind -0.68 -3.56 -4.24
170 Mercer A-Sun 0.94 -5.35 -4.41
171 Miami (OH) MAC -1.02 -3.39 -4.41
172 Siena ECACM 2.28 -6.85 -4.57
173 Central Michigan MAC -0.50 -4.11 -4.61
174 Butler MW City 0.22 -4.86 -4.64
175 Princeton Ivy -17.48 12.82 -4.66
176 Rice SWC -5.33 0.58 -4.75
177 Morehead State OVC 3.45 -8.27 -4.82
178 Arkansas State Southland -11.16 6.19 -4.97
179 Bucknell ECC (West) -0.88 -4.26 -5.14
180 American ECC (East) 2.78 -8.07 -5.29
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
181 Northeastern ECACN -3.85 -1.68 -5.53
182 Nevada Big Sky 1.73 -7.41 -5.68
183 Canisius ECACN 3.64 -9.33 -5.69
184 New Mexico WAC 0.21 -5.94 -5.72
185 Arkansas-Little Rock A-Sun -3.25 -2.53 -5.78
186 Western Carolina Southern 1.84 -7.70 -5.85
187 Fordham ECACM -7.10 1.21 -5.89
188 Marshall Southern -2.81 -3.10 -5.91
189 North Carolina-Wilmington Ind -12.28 6.19 -6.09
190 Navy ECACS -11.70 5.52 -6.17
191 Vermont ECACN 2.01 -8.28 -6.28
192 Howard MEAC -5.15 -1.75 -6.91
193 Yale Ivy 5.45 -12.40 -6.95
194 Xavier MW City 4.52 -11.48 -6.96
195 Brown Ivy -12.94 5.79 -7.15
196 North Texas Ind 3.54 -10.88 -7.34
197 Northern Arizona Big Sky -0.64 -6.75 -7.39
198 Texas-Arlington Southland 7.12 -14.51 -7.40
199 San Diego State WAC 6.09 -13.68 -7.59
200 California-Irvine PCAA -11.58 3.85 -7.73
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
201 Saint Francis (PA) ECACS -6.59 -1.16 -7.75
202 Air Force WAC -12.82 4.98 -7.84
203 Drexel ECC (East) -2.28 -5.75 -8.03
204 Jackson State SWAC 0.25 -8.41 -8.16
205 Houston Baptist A-Sun -8.88 0.71 -8.17
206 Ohio MAC -6.32 -2.00 -8.32
207 Niagara ECACN 1.41 -9.74 -8.33
208 Austin Peay OVC -0.12 -8.24 -8.36
209 Texas Christian SWC -3.51 -4.97 -8.48
210 Appalachian State Southern -14.13 5.64 -8.49
211 Hofstra ECC (East) -2.75 -5.91 -8.66
212 Texas Southern SWAC 1.15 -10.01 -8.86
213 Chattanooga Southern -9.45 0.54 -8.91
214 Davidson Southern -2.06 -7.20 -9.26
215 New Orleans Sun Belt -4.29 -5.14 -9.43
216 Valparaiso Ind -6.44 -3.09 -9.53
217 Baltimore ECACS -11.42 1.88 -9.54
218 Idaho State Big Sky -7.12 -2.44 -9.56
219 Long Island University ECACM -2.82 -6.80 -9.62
220 Northwestern State A-Sun -12.38 2.72 -9.66
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
221 Fairleigh Dickinson ECACM -11.40 1.56 -9.84
222 Southern SWAC 7.52 -17.38 -9.86
223 Army ECACM -11.90 1.96 -9.94
224 Campbell Ind -6.17 -3.78 -9.95
225 Delaware State MEAC -0.04 -10.71 -10.76
226 Fairfield ECACM -13.41 2.54 -10.87
227 North Carolina A&T MEAC -6.15 -5.25 -11.39
228 Boise State Big Sky -7.38 -4.53 -11.91
229 Samford A-Sun -5.18 -6.88 -12.06
230 Columbia Ivy -9.71 -2.42 -12.14
231 Tennessee Tech OVC -1.84 -10.42 -12.26
232 Massachusetts EAA -9.72 -2.65 -12.38
233 South Carolina State MEAC -1.71 -10.84 -12.55
234 Citadel Southern -11.38 -1.23 -12.60
235 Milwaukee Ind -6.78 -5.83 -12.61
236 Colgate ECACN -13.21 0.56 -12.65
237 South Florida Sun Belt -1.90 -10.84 -12.74
238 San Diego WCC -5.34 -7.71 -13.05
239 Georgia Southern A-Sun -4.33 -8.77 -13.09
240 Virginia Military Institute Southern -3.58 -9.57 -13.15
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
241 Rider ECC (West) -3.41 -9.83 -13.24
242 Harvard Ivy -0.75 -12.61 -13.37
243 Towson ECACS -5.95 -7.77 -13.72
244 Georgia State Sun Belt -3.99 -9.80 -13.79
245 Robert Morris ECACS -6.67 -7.81 -14.48
246 Portland State Ind -0.07 -14.46 -14.53
247 Manhattan ECACM -9.92 -5.15 -15.08
248 St. Francis (NY) ECACM -7.09 -8.04 -15.13
249 Lehigh ECC (West) -9.03 -6.15 -15.17
250 Catholic ECACS -9.02 -7.05 -16.07
251 Delaware ECC (West) -10.90 -5.34 -16.24
252 Hardin-Simmons A-Sun -7.95 -8.55 -16.50
253 New Hampshire ECACN -11.18 -5.71 -16.90
254 Dartmouth Ivy -20.74 2.95 -17.78
255 Florida A&M MEAC -10.24 -7.62 -17.86
256 Cornell Ivy -12.61 -5.79 -18.40
257 George Mason ECACS -2.49 -17.61 -20.11
258 Mississippi Valley State SWAC 1.86 -26.02 -24.16
259 West Chester ECC (West) -10.43 -14.02 -24.45
260 Charleston Southern Ind -12.85 -13.41 -26.26