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1980-81 School Ratings

Season Index: < 1979-80 Season1981-82 Season >

National Champion: Indiana
Final Four: Indiana, LSU, UNC and Virginia

Consensus Player of the Year: Ralph Sampson

AP Preseason #1: KentuckyAP 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.

264 Schools

SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
1 Indiana Big Ten 26 9 5.00 16.18 21.18
2 Oregon State Pac-10 26 2 7.35 12.14 19.49
3 Virginia ACC 29 4 6.84 11.75 18.59
4 Kentucky SEC 22 6 6.80 11.72 18.52
5 North Carolina ACC 29 8 9.06 9.24 18.30
6 Illinois Big Ten 21 8 11.65 6.46 18.11
7 Louisiana State SEC 31 5 12.90 5.19 18.09
8 Iowa Big Ten 21 7 8.30 9.71 18.02
9 Wyoming WAC 24 6 3.08 14.22 17.30
10 Arizona State Pac-10 24 4 11.34 5.30 16.64
11 Wake Forest ACC 22 7 8.34 7.95 16.29
12 DePaul Ind 27 2 9.65 5.82 15.47
13 Tennessee SEC 21 8 6.24 9.02 15.26
14 UCLA Pac-10 20 7 10.40 4.48 14.89
15 Kansas Big 8 24 8 5.05 9.82 14.88
16 Minnesota Big Ten 19 11 8.88 5.82 14.70
17 Wichita State MVC 26 7 8.53 5.88 14.41
18 Louisville Metro 21 9 6.55 7.66 14.21
19 Brigham Young WAC 25 7 12.03 1.77 13.80
20 Maryland ACC 21 10 10.27 3.42 13.70
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
21 Utah WAC 25 5 7.38 6.31 13.69
22 Kansas State Big 8 24 9 -0.93 14.29 13.37
23 Fresno State PCAA 25 4 -6.20 19.49 13.29
24 Notre Dame Ind 23 6 3.26 10.01 13.27
25 Alabama SEC 18 11 8.18 4.52 12.70
26 Michigan Big Ten 19 11 9.81 2.44 12.26
27 Arkansas SWC 24 8 0.76 11.30 12.06
28 Alabama-Birmingham Sun Belt 23 9 7.23 4.03 11.26
29 Missouri Big 8 22 10 3.92 7.02 10.94
30 South Alabama Sun Belt 25 6 3.62 7.32 10.94
31 Georgia SEC 19 12 4.56 6.12 10.68
32 Ohio State Big Ten 14 13 6.98 3.63 10.61
33 Purdue Big Ten 21 11 6.36 4.14 10.50
34 Clemson ACC 20 11 6.45 3.94 10.39
35 Duke ACC 17 13 4.57 5.61 10.17
36 Virginia Commonwealth Sun Belt 24 5 2.21 7.75 9.96
37 Houston SWC 21 9 6.96 2.64 9.60
38 Tulsa MVC 26 7 10.06 -0.48 9.58
39 Mississippi SEC 16 14 -2.29 11.83 9.54
40 Bradley MVC 18 9 2.21 7.27 9.49
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
41 North Carolina State ACC 14 13 0.08 9.29 9.37
42 Syracuse Big East 22 12 10.39 -1.66 8.73
43 Vanderbilt SEC 15 14 8.06 0.64 8.70
44 James Madison ECACS 21 9 -2.93 11.22 8.28
45 Marquette Ind 20 11 3.48 4.50 7.98
46 Colorado Big 8 16 12 2.28 5.56 7.84
47 Texas-El Paso WAC 18 12 -2.82 10.65 7.83
48 Nebraska Big 8 15 12 -4.27 12.06 7.78
49 Nevada-Las Vegas Ind 16 12 12.32 -4.75 7.57
50 Boston College Big East 23 7 1.74 5.72 7.47
51 St. John's (NY) Big East 17 11 2.17 4.80 6.98
52 Drake MVC 18 11 11.56 -4.64 6.92
53 Villanova Big East 20 11 3.63 3.30 6.92
54 Pittsburgh EAA 19 12 1.21 5.49 6.70
55 Rutgers EAA 16 14 0.38 6.29 6.67
56 Michigan State Big Ten 13 14 1.69 4.74 6.43
57 San Francisco WCC 24 7 10.11 -3.82 6.29
58 Texas A&M SWC 15 12 -2.11 8.30 6.19
59 Creighton MVC 21 9 2.69 3.40 6.09
60 Lamar Southland 25 5 9.09 -3.03 6.06
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
61 West Virginia EAA 23 10 3.52 2.53 6.05
62 Southern California Pac-10 14 13 0.98 4.99 5.97
63 Connecticut Big East 20 9 0.96 4.94 5.90
64 Southern Mississippi Ind 20 7 1.74 4.07 5.81
65 Georgetown Big East 20 12 -2.85 8.64 5.80
66 West Texas A&M MVC 16 11 14.15 -8.58 5.56
67 Oklahoma State Big 8 18 9 12.78 -7.46 5.32
68 Wisconsin Big Ten 11 16 -1.97 7.03 5.07
69 Arizona Pac-10 13 14 5.08 -0.15 4.93
70 Idaho Big Sky 25 4 -1.77 6.60 4.83
71 Auburn SEC 11 16 -2.10 6.67 4.57
72 Old Dominion ECACS 18 10 1.37 3.01 4.37
73 Virginia Tech Metro 15 13 3.32 1.04 4.36
74 Florida State Metro 17 11 5.72 -1.44 4.29
75 Hawaii WAC 14 13 6.82 -2.60 4.22
76 San Jose State PCAA 21 9 -7.71 11.92 4.21
77 Temple ECC (East) 20 8 -1.93 6.13 4.20
78 Texas Tech SWC 15 13 -2.76 6.92 4.17
79 Saint Joseph's ECC (East) 25 8 -4.88 9.02 4.14
80 Mississippi State SEC 8 19 0.65 3.11 3.77
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
81 Illinois State Ind 16 11 -5.33 9.01 3.69
82 Texas-Arlington Southland 20 8 9.15 -5.72 3.42
83 San Diego State WAC 15 12 5.45 -2.06 3.38
84 New Mexico WAC 11 15 8.44 -5.09 3.35
85 South Florida Sun Belt 18 11 -1.73 5.05 3.32
86 Texas SWC 15 15 6.22 -2.92 3.30
87 Duquesne EAA 20 10 2.37 0.70 3.07
88 Washington Pac-10 14 13 7.12 -4.06 3.06
89 UC-Irvine PCAA 17 10 14.24 -11.29 2.94
90 Chattanooga Southern 21 9 4.90 -2.03 2.87
91 Texas-Rio Grande Valley Ind 18 11 5.26 -2.57 2.69
92 Dayton Ind 18 11 4.57 -1.93 2.64
93 Pennsylvania Ivy 20 8 -1.54 4.12 2.59
94 Louisiana Tech Southland 20 10 -8.60 11.12 2.53
95 Cleveland State Ind 18 9 2.53 -0.18 2.36
96 Ball State MAC 20 10 5.14 -2.88 2.27
97 Holy Cross ECACN 20 10 -0.23 2.49 2.26
98 Oregon Pac-10 13 14 6.75 -4.53 2.23
99 Northern Illinois MAC 17 12 -4.28 6.47 2.19
100 Evansville MW City 19 9 -2.85 4.92 2.07
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
101 Florida SEC 12 16 2.35 -0.41 1.94
102 Air Force WAC 9 18 -14.36 16.07 1.71
103 Fordham ECACM 19 9 -1.36 3.00 1.65
104 South Carolina Ind 17 10 10.52 -8.90 1.62
105 New Mexico State MVC 10 17 3.19 -1.60 1.59
106 Penn State Ind 17 10 -5.67 7.17 1.51
107 Toledo MAC 21 10 1.73 -0.34 1.39
108 Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 15 13 7.68 -6.50 1.18
109 Long Beach State PCAA 15 13 0.73 0.43 1.17
110 Loyola (IL) MW City 13 15 9.51 -8.36 1.14
111 Memphis Metro 13 14 2.49 -1.53 0.97
112 Seton Hall Big East 11 16 -5.09 5.94 0.85
113 Cincinnati Metro 16 13 1.46 -0.64 0.82
114 Gonzaga WCC 19 8 -7.51 8.24 0.73
115 Pepperdine WCC 16 12 9.80 -9.09 0.71
116 American ECC (East) 24 6 7.12 -6.42 0.70
117 Northwestern Big Ten 9 18 0.04 0.63 0.67
118 University of California Pac-10 13 14 1.14 -0.66 0.49
119 Washington State Pac-10 10 17 -6.17 6.60 0.43
120 Baylor SWC 15 12 -2.75 3.13 0.38
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
121 Portland WCC 17 10 1.18 -0.87 0.32
122 William & Mary ECACS 16 12 -9.91 10.15 0.24
123 Western Kentucky OVC 21 8 0.00 0.22 0.23
124 Texas Christian SWC 11 18 -6.14 6.30 0.16
125 Oklahoma City MW City 14 15 11.49 -11.33 0.15
126 Western Michigan MAC 15 13 5.28 -5.19 0.09
127 Iowa State Big 8 9 18 -0.07 -0.06 -0.12
128 Montana Big Sky 19 9 -6.56 6.31 -0.25
129 Princeton Ivy 18 10 -14.84 14.52 -0.32
130 Richmond ECACS 15 14 3.04 -3.44 -0.40
131 Central Michigan MAC 12 14 4.76 -5.19 -0.43
132 Bowling Green State MAC 15 12 0.32 -0.75 -0.44
133 Utah State PCAA 12 16 12.56 -13.01 -0.45
134 St. Bonaventure EAA 14 13 2.59 -3.05 -0.47
135 Oral Roberts MW City 11 16 6.42 -6.93 -0.51
136 Saint Peter's ECACM 17 9 -14.43 13.85 -0.58
137 Santa Clara WCC 14 13 4.81 -5.41 -0.59
138 Middle Tennessee OVC 18 9 -5.60 5.00 -0.60
139 Western Carolina Southern 18 10 5.48 -6.20 -0.72
140 Rice SWC 12 15 -7.41 6.38 -1.03
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
141 Rhode Island EAA 21 8 -3.18 2.06 -1.13
142 Miami (OH) MAC 11 15 3.68 -4.89 -1.21
143 Stanford Pac-10 9 18 -0.38 -0.99 -1.37
144 Stetson Ind 18 9 0.67 -2.24 -1.57
145 Appalachian State Southern 20 9 -9.15 7.43 -1.72
146 Jacksonville Sun Belt 8 19 -12.98 11.25 -1.73
147 North Texas Ind 15 12 9.02 -10.78 -1.75
148 Oklahoma Big 8 9 18 6.10 -7.94 -1.84
149 Tulane Metro 12 15 4.97 -6.86 -1.90
150 Providence Big East 10 18 -4.39 2.29 -2.10
151 Pacific PCAA 14 13 3.16 -5.27 -2.12
152 La Salle ECC (East) 14 13 0.02 -2.18 -2.15
153 Marshall Southern 18 10 7.04 -9.19 -2.15
154 East Tennessee State Southern 13 14 0.75 -2.94 -2.19
155 Northeastern ECACN 24 6 1.42 -3.79 -2.37
156 Maine ECACN 14 14 -0.24 -2.21 -2.44
157 Indiana State MVC 9 18 -0.09 -2.53 -2.61
158 Eastern Michigan MAC 13 14 -4.81 2.03 -2.77
159 Montana State Big Sky 16 11 2.31 -5.54 -3.24
160 Mercer A-Sun 18 12 -0.99 -2.31 -3.30
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
161 Charlotte Sun Belt 10 17 1.66 -4.99 -3.34
162 Wagner ECACM 16 11 3.49 -6.84 -3.35
163 Saint Louis Metro 9 18 -5.23 1.67 -3.56
164 Long Island University ECACM 18 11 8.56 -12.36 -3.80
165 New Orleans Ind 13 14 -5.50 1.65 -3.86
166 Davidson Southern 13 14 6.73 -10.78 -4.05
167 Xavier MW City 12 16 -1.51 -2.56 -4.07
168 Eastern Kentucky OVC 10 16 -0.33 -3.82 -4.15
169 Tennessee State Ind 17 9 -2.83 -1.40 -4.23
170 Weber State Big Sky 8 19 -8.67 4.43 -4.24
171 Nevada Big Sky 11 15 2.43 -6.86 -4.43
172 Lafayette ECC (West) 15 13 -8.05 3.60 -4.44
173 Louisiana-Monroe A-Sun 15 13 -2.75 -1.69 -4.44
174 Alcorn State SWAC 17 12 1.61 -6.12 -4.50
175 Hofstra ECC (East) 12 15 -1.82 -3.22 -5.04
176 Iona ECACM 15 14 -3.94 -1.35 -5.29
177 San Diego WCC 10 16 -9.90 4.53 -5.37
178 Saint Francis (PA) ECACS 17 10 2.81 -8.25 -5.44
179 Fairfield ECACM 13 13 -6.58 1.11 -5.47
180 Detroit Mercy MW City 9 18 -1.16 -4.35 -5.52
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
181 Centenary (LA) A-Sun 16 12 2.33 -8.06 -5.73
182 Murray State OVC 17 10 -8.82 3.05 -5.77
183 Southern Methodist SWC 7 20 -10.62 4.63 -5.99
184 Grambling SWAC 18 11 0.57 -6.63 -6.06
185 Furman Southern 11 16 0.17 -6.29 -6.12
186 North Carolina A&T MEAC 21 8 -6.28 0.10 -6.18
187 George Washington EAA 8 19 2.47 -8.72 -6.25
188 Boston University ECACN 13 14 1.33 -7.76 -6.43
189 Siena ECACM 17 10 -0.19 -6.26 -6.45
190 Colorado State WAC 3 24 -9.85 2.85 -6.99
191 Cal State Fullerton PCAA 4 23 -7.49 0.48 -7.01
192 Arkansas State Southland 12 15 -8.05 1.03 -7.02
193 Florida A&M MEAC 17 11 0.55 -7.87 -7.33
194 Jackson State SWAC 16 13 -2.39 -5.02 -7.41
195 Navy ECACS 9 16 -4.37 -3.15 -7.52
196 McNeese State Southland 11 21 -0.17 -7.80 -7.97
197 Drexel ECC (East) 14 13 -8.54 0.54 -8.00
198 Idaho State Big Sky 12 14 -4.96 -3.26 -8.22
199 UC-Santa Barbara PCAA 11 16 -9.87 1.64 -8.23
200 Kent State MAC 7 19 -4.49 -3.77 -8.25
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
201 Northwestern State A-Sun 11 17 -1.48 -6.79 -8.27
202 Houston Baptist A-Sun 18 10 -11.49 3.09 -8.40
203 Ohio MAC 7 20 -6.03 -2.55 -8.58
204 Valparaiso Ind 12 15 -7.84 -1.24 -9.08
205 Canisius ECACN 11 15 -5.22 -3.89 -9.11
206 Morehead State OVC 11 15 1.80 -10.90 -9.11
207 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 9 18 -1.71 -7.57 -9.29
208 Austin Peay OVC 14 13 -5.14 -4.16 -9.30
209 Southern Illinois MVC 7 20 -8.86 -0.52 -9.39
210 Southern SWAC 17 11 -1.66 -7.75 -9.41
211 Texas Southern SWAC 13 13 -2.91 -6.53 -9.44
212 Loyola Marymount WCC 9 19 3.28 -12.76 -9.49
213 Columbia Ivy 9 17 -11.61 2.11 -9.50
214 Towson ECACS 13 14 -3.94 -5.59 -9.52
215 Howard MEAC 17 12 -5.12 -4.47 -9.59
216 Butler MW City 5 22 -3.83 -5.83 -9.66
217 North Carolina-Wilmington Ind 13 13 -9.05 -0.69 -9.73
218 Citadel Southern 9 17 -10.43 0.58 -9.86
219 New Hampshire ECACN 7 19 -2.38 -7.57 -9.95
220 Rider ECC (West) 14 14 -4.30 -5.72 -10.02
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
221 East Carolina Ind 12 14 -5.50 -4.58 -10.08
222 Southeastern Louisiana Ind 14 13 -5.07 -5.18 -10.25
223 Harvard Ivy 16 10 -0.14 -10.12 -10.26
224 Akron OVC 8 18 -5.51 -4.96 -10.47
225 Brown Ivy 9 17 -9.79 -0.69 -10.48
226 Cornell Ivy 7 19 -13.47 2.90 -10.57
227 Vermont ECACN 16 12 -7.15 -3.51 -10.67
228 Northern Arizona Big Sky 8 17 -3.69 -7.05 -10.73
229 Arkansas-Little Rock A-Sun 13 13 -8.72 -2.10 -10.82
230 Boise State Big Sky 7 19 -7.35 -3.65 -10.99
231 Bucknell ECC (West) 12 16 -9.24 -1.83 -11.07
232 Niagara ECACN 11 15 -4.99 -6.10 -11.09
233 Georgia Tech ACC 4 23 -9.36 -1.77 -11.14
234 George Mason ECACS 10 16 -8.08 -3.18 -11.26
235 Delaware ECC (West) 6 19 -10.52 -1.02 -11.53
236 South Carolina State MEAC 11 15 -2.48 -9.31 -11.78
237 Robert Morris ECACS 9 18 -5.17 -6.76 -11.92
238 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 13 15 -10.96 -1.01 -11.98
239 Lehigh ECC (West) 14 12 -9.03 -3.02 -12.05
240 Fairleigh Dickinson ECACM 12 14 3.87 -15.98 -12.11
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
241 Northern Iowa Ind 8 19 -10.50 -1.97 -12.47
242 Hardin-Simmons A-Sun 9 18 -4.81 -7.76 -12.57
243 Army ECACM 7 19 -11.42 -1.17 -12.59
244 Tennessee Tech OVC 6 20 -10.52 -2.23 -12.76
245 Nicholls State Ind 6 22 -2.79 -10.10 -12.88
246 Dartmouth Ivy 10 16 -10.21 -2.93 -13.14
247 Portland State Ind 7 20 -0.64 -12.54 -13.18
248 Yale Ivy 7 19 -5.43 -7.99 -13.42
249 St. Francis (NY) ECACM 10 16 -10.68 -2.94 -13.62
250 Colgate ECACN 11 18 -1.80 -12.04 -13.84
251 Manhattan ECACM 6 20 -9.69 -4.19 -13.88
252 Samford A-Sun 10 17 -7.75 -6.13 -13.88
253 Baltimore ECACS 5 21 -3.03 -11.71 -14.74
254 Mississippi Valley State SWAC 11 16 -4.82 -10.45 -15.27
255 Virginia Military Institute Southern 4 23 -8.97 -6.31 -15.28
256 Campbell Ind 11 16 -6.35 -9.38 -15.72
257 Georgia State Sun Belt 4 23 -6.51 -9.41 -15.92
258 Charleston Southern Ind 8 19 -15.25 -1.28 -16.53
259 West Chester ECC (West) 7 20 -1.69 -15.00 -16.69
260 Delaware State MEAC 8 18 -10.42 -6.58 -16.99
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
261 Georgia Southern A-Sun 5 22 -4.30 -13.99 -18.29
262 Massachusetts EAA 3 24 -8.60 -12.64 -21.24
263 Prairie View SWAC 2 23 -9.82 -13.63 -23.45
264 Catholic ECACS 4 20 -13.51 -12.30 -25.81