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1980-81 Season Summary

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National Champion: Indiana
Final Four: Indiana, Louisiana State, North Carolina and Virginia

Consensus Player of the Year: Ralph Sampson

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

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Big Ten Conference 10 174 118 .596 11.75 8.87 3 3 1 Indiana
2 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 156 89 .637 10.71 7.81 4 4 2 Virginia North Carolina
3 Southeastern Conference 10 173 121 .588 10.38 8.39 3 4 1 Louisiana State Mississippi
4 Big Eight Conference 8 137 96 .588 7.27 6.25 0 3 0 Missouri Kansas
5 Pacific-10 Conference 10 156 116 .574 6.67 5.90 3 3 0 Oregon State
6 Western Athletic Conference 9 144 112 .563 6.48 5.37 3 3 0 Utah
Wyoming
7 Big East Conference 8 143 96 .598 5.07 2.72 0 3 0 Boston College Syracuse
8 Missouri Valley Conference 9 151 109 .581 4.63 3.97 0 2 0 Wichita State Creighton
9 Southwest Conference 9 135 122 .525 3.20 3.27 1 2 0 Arkansas Houston
10 Metropolitan Collegiate Athletic Conference 7 103 93 .526 2.74 3.09 1 1 0 Louisville Louisville
11 Sun Belt Conference 7 112 90 .554 2.07 1.45 0 2 0 Alabama-Birmingham
South Alabama
Virginia Commonwealth
Virginia Commonwealth
12 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 8 119 104 .534 0.48 0.06 0 1 0 Fresno State Fresno State
13 Southland Conference 6 103 72 .589 -0.30 -1.36 0 1 0 Lamar Lamar
14 Eastern Athletic Association 8 124 110 .530 -0.82 -0.67 0 1 0 Duquesne
Rhode Island
Pittsburgh
15 Mid-American Conference 10 138 139 .498 -1.57 -0.74 0 1 0 Ball State
Bowling Green State
Northern Illinois
Toledo
Western Michigan
Ball State
16 West Coast Conference 8 118 103 .534 -2.09 -0.60 0 1 0 Pepperdine
San Francisco
17 Midwestern City Conference 7 83 111 .428 -2.34 0.46 0 0 0 Xavier Oklahoma City
18 Independent 24 364 295 .552 -2.36 -2.47 2 2 0 DePaul
19 Southern Conference 9 127 122 .510 -4.36 -2.96 0 1 0 Appalachian State
Chattanooga
Davidson
Chattanooga
20 Big Sky Conference 8 106 108 .495 -4.66 -2.39 0 1 0 Idaho Idaho
21 East Coast Conference 12 177 157 .530 -6.00 -4.93 0 1 0 American (East)
Lafayette (West)
Rider (West)
Saint Joseph's
22 Ohio Valley Conference 8 105 109 .491 -6.49 -4.12 0 1 0 Western Kentucky Western Kentucky
23 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference South 11 137 160 .461 -6.70 -3.59 0 1 0
24 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Metro 11 150 146 .507 -6.86 -4.52 0 1 0
25 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference North 9 127 123 .508 -7.07 -4.97 0 1 0 Northeastern Northeastern
26 Ivy Group 8 96 116 .453 -8.14 -5.52 0 1 0 Princeton
27 Atlantic Sun Conference 9 115 134 .462 -9.52 -7.36 0 1 0 Houston Baptist Mercer
28 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 6 87 79 .524 -10.64 -9.26 0 1 0 North Carolina A&T Howard
29 Southwest Athletic Conference 7 94 99 .487 -10.79 -8.89 0 1 0 Alcorn State
Southern
Southern

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
DePaul Ind 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 1
Oregon State Pac-10 7 6 5 4 4 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2
Arizona State Pac-10     15 14 11 13 14 12 7 5 5 5 7 5 5 3
Louisiana State SEC 12 15 11 10 10 10 9 6 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4
Virginia ACC 8 7 6 5 5 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 4 5
North Carolina ACC 13 10 10 8 6 6 16 17 17 12 11 10 13 11 12 6
Notre Dame Ind 10 13 9 6 8 4 5 7 13 8 9 12 11 6 6 7
Kentucky SEC 1 2 2 2 2 5 4 3 6 7 6 11 10 9 7 8
Indiana Big Ten 5 5 7 11 15 15         17 20 16 16 14 9
UCLA Pac-10 6 3 3 3 3 7 7 8 12 10 12 8 6 13 13 10
Wake Forest ACC     13 12 7 8 6 5 3 6 8 7 5 12 11 11
Louisville Metro 3 8   20                   20 17 12
Iowa Big Ten 14 12 16 16 14 14 11 14 9 13 15 14 12 8 8 13
Utah WAC         19 20 18 16 14 9 7 6 9 7 9 14
Tennessee SEC           18 13 11 8 11 10 9 8 10 10 15
Brigham Young WAC 18 19 19 18 20 19 17 15 18 15 16 15 17 15 18 16
Wyoming WAC                             19 17
Maryland ACC 4 4 4 9 9 9 8 10 10 14 13 19 20 17 20 18
Illinois Big Ten       17 18 16 12 18 15   18 17 15 14 16 19
Arkansas SWC 20 11 17 19 17                 18 15 20
School Conf Pre 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
Clemson ACC             20 19 19              
Connecticut Big East                 20 20            
Georgetown Big East 16 19                            
Kansas Big 8                   18            
Lamar Southland                         19      
Michigan Big Ten     18 15 13 12 10 9 16 17 14 13 18      
Minnesota Big Ten             19 20   19            
Missouri Big 8 11 17 14                          
Ohio State Big Ten 9 9 8 7                        
South Alabama Sun Belt         16 17 15 13 11 16 20 18        
St. John's (NY) Big East 17 16                            
Syracuse Big East 19 18 20                          
Texas A&M SWC 15 14 12 13 12 11                    
Wichita State MVC                     19 16 14 19