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1981-82 Season Summary

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National Champion: North Carolina
Final Four: Georgetown, Houston, Louisville and North Carolina

Consensus Player of the Year: Ralph Sampson

AP Preseason #1: North Carolina ▪ AP Final #1: North Carolina

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 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 155 85 .646 11.33 6.91 3 4 1 North Carolina
Virginia
North Carolina
2 Big Eight Conference 8 137 94 .593 8.84 6.92 1 2 0 Missouri Missouri
3 Southwest Conference 9 155 107 .592 8.36 6.76 1 2 1 Arkansas Arkansas
4 Big East Conference 8 151 91 .624 8.09 5.14 1 4 1 Villanova Georgetown
5 Southeastern Conference 10 159 131 .548 7.24 6.48 2 3 0 Kentucky
Tennessee
Alabama
6 Pacific-10 Conference 10 152 127 .545 6.48 5.98 2 2 0 Oregon State
7 Big Ten Conference 10 152 136 .528 6.45 5.14 2 4 0 Minnesota
8 Metropolitan Collegiate Athletic Conference 7 118 85 .581 5.62 4.33 2 2 1 Memphis Memphis
9 Western Athletic Conference 9 138 116 .543 5.24 4.99 0 1 0 Wyoming
10 Missouri Valley Conference 10 157 129 .549 4.26 3.43 1 1 0 Bradley Tulsa
11 Sun Belt Conference 6 100 69 .592 3.37 1.22 1 1 0 Alabama-Birmingham Alabama-Birmingham
12 West Coast Conference 8 120 101 .543 2.90 3.52 0 2 0 Pepperdine
13 Big Sky Conference 8 121 99 .550 2.77 2.06 1 1 0 Idaho Idaho
14 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 8 114 112 .504 2.19 2.79 1 1 0 Fresno State Fresno State
15 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference South 7 111 86 .563 1.40 0.23 0 2 0
16 Midwestern City Conference 7 97 101 .490 -0.41 0.19 0 1 0 Evansville Evansville
17 Eastern Athletic Association 8 122 105 .537 -0.76 -0.64 1 2 0 West Virginia Pittsburgh
18 Southland Conference 7 117 81 .591 -0.88 -1.80 0 1 0 Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette
19 Southern Conference 9 126 123 .506 -2.76 -1.01 0 1 0 Chattanooga Chattanooga
20 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 6 89 85 .511 -3.81 -2.24 0 0 0 Saint Peter's Fordham
21 Mid-American Conference 10 140 135 .509 -4.83 -3.25 0 1 0 Ball State Northern Illinois
22 Independent 28 370 391 .486 -5.06 -2.88 1 2 0 DePaul
23 East Coast Conference 12 173 161 .518 -6.40 -5.18 0 1 0 Temple (East)
West Chester (West)
Saint Joseph's
24 Atlantic Sun Conference 9 134 113 .543 -6.43 -5.67 0 1 0 Arkansas-Little Rock Louisiana-Monroe
25 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference North 9 130 115 .531 -6.63 -4.85 0 1 0 Northeastern Northeastern
26 Ohio Valley Conference 9 116 128 .475 -7.93 -5.40 0 1 0 Murray State
Western Kentucky
Middle Tennessee
27 Ivy Group 8 92 117 .440 -8.30 -5.77 0 1 0 Pennsylvania
28 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Metro 11 136 166 .450 -9.24 -6.66 0 1 0 Fairleigh Dickinson (North)
Robert Morris (South)
Robert Morris
29 Southwest Athletic Conference 7 89 103 .464 -13.88 -10.88 0 1 0 Alcorn State
Jackson State
Alcorn State
30 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 7 85 103 .452 -13.91 -11.34 0 1 0 North Carolina A&T North Carolina A&T

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 Final
North Carolina ACC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
DePaul Ind 8 7 7 7 13 8 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2
Virginia ACC 7 5 5 5 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 3 3
Oregon State Pac-10     19 20 16 15 17 15 12 8 10 6 5 4 4 4
Missouri Big 8 15 16 13 11 9 7 4 2 2 1 1 4 4 5 5 5
Georgetown Big East 5 20 20 19 17 17 13 8 13     20 13 12 8 6
Minnesota Big Ten 10 10 8 8 5 9 6 11 5 10 6 9 8 13 7 7
Idaho Big Sky             18 14 8 11 15 13 11 9 6 8
Memphis Metro                     19 14 12 10 13 9
Tulsa MVC 11 9 14 12 14 13 10 18 10 16 11 7 6 8 10 10
Fresno State PCAA                   19 17 18 15 14 12 11
Arkansas SWC 18 13 11 9 6 5 11 9 15 12 14 8 17 15 14 12
Alabama SEC 20 17 16 14 12 12 16 13 16 13 8 10 19 17 18 13
West Virginia EAA                     18 11 9 6 9 14
Kentucky SEC 3 2 2 2 2 4 3 6 9 7 9 12 10 7 15 15
Iowa Big Ten 9 6 6 6 10 10 7 5 6 6 5 5 7 11 11 16
Alabama-Birmingham Sun Belt 14 11 9 16 19                   20 17
Wake Forest ACC 13                 18 13 16 14 18 16 18
UCLA Pac-10 2 8 17 17 15 16 19             20 19 19
Louisville Metro 4 3 3 3 8 14 12 17 17             20
School Conf Pre 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 Final
Brigham Young WAC   15                            
Georgia SEC 16                              
Houston SWC         18 18 14 10 19              
Indiana Big Ten 12 12 10 13 11 11             20      
Kansas State Big 8                 18 14 19 15 18   17  
Louisiana State SEC 17                              
Louisiana-Lafayette Southland     18 15                        
Nevada-Las Vegas Ind   18 15                          
North Carolina State ACC           20 15 12 14 17            
Notre Dame Ind 19 19                            
San Francisco WCC   14 12 10 7 6 8 7 11 9 7 17 16 16    
St. John's (NY) Big East             20                  
Tennessee SEC                 20 15 16     19    
Texas SWC               19 7 5 12          
Villanova Big East       18 20 19       20            
Virginia Tech Metro               20                
Washington Pac-10                       19        
Wichita State MVC 6 4 4 4 3 2 9 16