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1979-80 School Ratings

Season Index: < 1978-79 Season1980-81 Season >

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

Consensus Player of the Year: Mark Aguirre

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