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1985-86 School Ratings

Season Index: < 1984-85 Season1986-87 Season >

National Champion: Louisville
Final Four: Duke, Kansas, LSU and Louisville

Consensus Player of the Year: Walter Berry

AP Preseason #1: Georgia TechAP Final #1: Duke

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.

283 Schools

SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
1 North Carolina ACC 28 6 21.23 4.90 26.13
2 Kansas Big 8 35 4 14.98 8.20 23.18
3 Duke ACC 37 3 16.07 6.03 22.10
4 Michigan Big Ten 28 5 10.85 11.02 21.88
5 Kentucky SEC 32 4 8.77 13.03 21.80
6 Georgia Tech ACC 27 7 10.78 10.98 21.76
7 Syracuse Big East 26 6 16.33 5.42 21.74
8 Louisville Metro 32 7 13.03 7.61 20.64
9 Illinois Big Ten 22 10 6.42 13.92 20.34
10 Michigan State Big Ten 23 8 17.53 2.26 19.78
11 Memphis Metro 28 6 14.27 5.36 19.63
12 Indiana Big Ten 21 8 12.32 6.36 18.68
13 Oklahoma Big 8 26 9 20.90 -3.00 17.90
14 Notre Dame Ind 23 6 10.17 7.49 17.66
15 Georgetown Big East 24 8 9.83 7.67 17.50
16 St. John's (NY) Big East 31 5 9.38 7.83 17.21
17 North Carolina State ACC 21 13 4.77 12.15 16.92
18 Alabama SEC 24 9 10.67 6.06 16.73
19 Iowa Big Ten 20 12 7.51 8.41 15.92
20 Purdue Big Ten 22 10 11.19 4.58 15.77
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
21 Louisiana State SEC 26 12 10.56 4.56 15.12
22 Maryland ACC 19 14 5.06 10.02 15.08
23 Auburn SEC 22 11 7.80 7.08 14.88
24 Virginia ACC 19 11 5.47 9.36 14.83
25 Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 33 5 11.98 2.81 14.79
26 Iowa State Big 8 22 11 9.66 4.80 14.45
27 Cleveland State Mid-Cont 29 4 16.50 -2.78 13.72
28 Georgia SEC 17 13 12.65 1.06 13.71
29 Alabama-Birmingham Sun Belt 25 11 2.91 10.63 13.54
30 Navy CAA 30 5 8.77 4.73 13.50
31 Clemson ACC 19 15 7.35 5.51 12.86
32 Ohio State Big Ten 19 14 10.28 2.32 12.60
33 Missouri Big 8 21 14 6.77 5.81 12.58
34 Nebraska Big 8 19 11 2.38 9.18 11.57
35 Virginia Tech Metro 22 9 11.96 -0.68 11.28
36 Pittsburgh Big East 15 14 7.60 3.60 11.20
37 Western Kentucky Sun Belt 23 8 2.73 8.30 11.03
38 DePaul Ind 18 13 3.03 7.75 10.78
39 Texas Christian SWC 22 9 1.71 8.92 10.63
40 Kansas State Big 8 16 14 3.63 6.99 10.62
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
41 Florida SEC 19 14 3.83 6.71 10.55
42 Jacksonville Sun Belt 21 10 1.01 9.27 10.29
43 Tulsa MVC 23 9 -0.29 10.50 10.22
44 Bradley MVC 32 3 6.15 3.78 9.93
45 Arizona Pac-10 23 9 0.62 9.13 9.75
46 Old Dominion Sun Belt 23 8 2.11 7.57 9.68
47 Temple A-10 25 6 -1.41 10.80 9.39
48 Villanova Big East 23 14 1.72 7.62 9.34
49 Tennessee SEC 12 16 2.83 6.24 9.07
50 Marquette Ind 19 11 4.17 4.79 8.95
51 Pepperdine WCC 25 5 7.94 0.86 8.79
52 Washington Pac-10 19 12 5.64 2.83 8.47
53 Xavier MW Coll 25 5 10.28 -1.83 8.45
54 Providence Big East 17 14 11.62 -3.30 8.33
55 Richmond CAA 23 7 -1.99 10.01 8.02
56 Texas-El Paso WAC 27 6 -1.47 9.38 7.91
57 Minnesota Big Ten 15 16 2.44 5.32 7.76
58 Oklahoma State Big 8 15 13 5.15 2.53 7.68
59 Saint Joseph's A-10 26 6 1.67 5.94 7.61
60 West Virginia A-10 22 11 1.89 5.63 7.52
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
61 Texas SWC 19 12 -2.18 9.61 7.43
62 Miami (OH) MAC 24 7 6.01 1.40 7.41
63 Texas A&M SWC 20 12 2.65 3.68 6.33
64 UCLA Pac-10 15 14 8.23 -1.92 6.32
65 Oregon Pac-10 11 17 1.26 5.05 6.31
66 Boston College Big East 13 15 5.73 0.51 6.24
67 Virginia Commonwealth Sun Belt 12 16 0.73 5.51 6.24
68 Dayton Ind 17 13 4.12 2.06 6.18
69 New Orleans Ind 16 12 2.47 3.24 5.71
70 Vanderbilt SEC 13 15 5.65 0.03 5.68
71 University of California Pac-10 19 10 -1.55 7.17 5.61
72 Southern Mississippi Metro 17 12 9.11 -3.55 5.57
73 Southern Methodist SWC 18 11 -1.58 7.02 5.44
74 Wyoming WAC 24 12 2.32 2.92 5.24
75 Mississippi SEC 12 17 0.07 5.14 5.21
76 Louisiana-Monroe Southland 20 10 0.23 4.93 5.16
77 Cincinnati Metro 12 16 1.08 3.99 5.07
78 San Diego WCC 19 9 -2.66 7.64 4.98
79 Lamar Southland 18 12 2.15 2.63 4.78
80 South Carolina Metro 12 16 3.85 0.90 4.76
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
81 Mississippi State SEC 8 22 -3.20 7.93 4.73
82 Utah WAC 20 10 3.20 1.40 4.61
83 Brigham Young WAC 18 14 4.53 0.02 4.55
84 New Mexico State PCAA 18 12 0.36 4.05 4.41
85 Louisiana Tech Southland 20 14 -0.63 5.02 4.39
86 Montana Big Sky 21 11 4.33 0.00 4.33
87 New Mexico WAC 17 14 -1.93 6.07 4.14
88 Wisconsin Big Ten 12 16 4.25 -0.13 4.13
89 Houston SWC 14 14 11.85 -7.76 4.09
90 Texas Tech SWC 17 14 -3.48 7.40 3.92
91 Northern Arizona Big Sky 19 10 1.19 2.64 3.83
92 South Florida Sun Belt 14 14 -5.84 9.63 3.79
93 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 15 13 1.74 2.00 3.74
94 Northeastern ECACN 26 5 4.00 -0.30 3.70
95 McNeese State Southland 21 11 3.70 -0.02 3.68
96 Missouri State Mid-Cont 24 8 -3.56 7.05 3.49
97 UC-Irvine PCAA 17 13 11.63 -8.23 3.40
98 Drake MVC 19 11 0.25 3.10 3.35
99 Middle Tennessee OVC 23 11 9.60 -6.25 3.35
100 Connecticut Big East 12 16 -0.75 3.94 3.19
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
101 Oregon State Pac-10 12 15 -5.76 8.83 3.07
102 George Mason CAA 20 12 1.75 1.22 2.97
103 Wichita State MVC 14 14 0.15 2.76 2.91
104 Florida State Metro 12 17 8.87 -6.02 2.85
105 Washington State Pac-10 15 16 2.36 0.34 2.70
106 Stanford Pac-10 14 16 4.75 -2.06 2.69
107 Seton Hall Big East 14 18 3.19 -0.53 2.66
108 Loyola (IL) MW Coll 13 16 8.66 -6.01 2.65
109 Cal State Fullerton PCAA 16 16 -1.98 4.58 2.60
110 Southern California Pac-10 11 17 2.37 0.22 2.60
111 Ohio MAC 22 8 3.92 -1.51 2.41
112 Illinois State MVC 15 14 -4.59 6.94 2.35
113 San Jose State PCAA 16 12 -3.74 5.95 2.21
114 Weber State Big Sky 18 11 5.34 -3.24 2.11
115 Texas-Rio Grande Valley Ind 20 8 -3.67 5.75 2.08
116 Arkansas SWC 12 16 3.14 -1.15 1.99
117 South Alabama Sun Belt 16 16 -4.24 6.15 1.92
118 Saint Louis MW Coll 18 12 -3.16 5.07 1.91
119 Arizona State Pac-10 14 14 3.17 -1.50 1.67
120 Arkansas State Southland 18 11 -0.46 2.03 1.57
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
121 Arkansas-Little Rock A-Sun 23 11 7.12 -5.72 1.40
122 Wake Forest ACC 8 21 -5.12 6.51 1.39
123 Eastern Washington Ind 20 8 -1.42 2.57 1.15
124 Montana State Big Sky 14 17 9.83 -8.69 1.14
125 Pacific PCAA 17 14 -2.41 3.38 0.98
126 Fresno State PCAA 15 15 -12.48 13.36 0.88
127 Loyola Marymount WCC 19 11 7.34 -6.50 0.83
128 Davidson Southern 20 11 -4.81 5.21 0.40
129 Indiana State MVC 11 17 -7.16 7.53 0.37
130 Ball State MAC 21 10 2.51 -2.22 0.29
131 North Carolina-Wilmington CAA 16 13 2.52 -2.42 0.10
132 Akron OVC 22 8 0.55 -0.50 0.05
133 Boston University ECACN 21 10 0.16 -0.13 0.04
134 San Diego State WAC 10 19 7.15 -7.15 0.00
135 Colorado Big 8 8 20 6.32 -6.44 -0.12
136 Oral Roberts MW Coll 10 18 -1.44 1.26 -0.18
137 UC-Santa Barbara PCAA 12 15 0.54 -0.77 -0.23
138 Utah State PCAA 12 16 9.58 -9.87 -0.29
139 Southern SWAC 19 8 0.94 -1.31 -0.37
140 La Salle MAAC 14 14 1.30 -1.69 -0.39
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
141 Marshall Southern 19 11 3.46 -3.87 -0.41
142 Detroit Mercy MW Coll 14 15 -3.88 3.39 -0.49
143 Chicago State Ind 22 6 1.09 -1.63 -0.55
144 Creighton MVC 12 16 -6.70 6.03 -0.66
145 Chattanooga Southern 21 10 -0.26 -0.66 -0.93
146 Duquesne A-10 15 14 0.50 -1.54 -1.04
147 Eastern Illinois Mid-Cont 19 13 3.93 -5.18 -1.25
148 Gonzaga WCC 15 13 -2.89 0.87 -2.02
149 St. Bonaventure A-10 15 13 2.84 -4.86 -2.02
150 Canisius ECACN 21 8 -6.28 4.25 -2.03
151 Northern Illinois MAC 15 12 0.86 -2.98 -2.12
152 Colorado State WAC 11 18 -5.10 2.65 -2.45
153 Charlotte Sun Belt 8 20 3.98 -6.54 -2.55
154 West Texas A&M MVC 11 17 -10.80 8.15 -2.66
155 Idaho State Big Sky 15 12 -6.28 3.57 -2.71
156 Nevada Big Sky 13 15 1.44 -4.30 -2.86
157 Kent State MAC 11 16 -5.15 1.91 -3.24
158 Northwestern Big Ten 7 20 -4.69 1.06 -3.63
159 Fairfield MAAC 24 7 -6.79 3.14 -3.65
160 Siena ECACN 21 8 -0.50 -3.15 -3.65
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
161 Baylor SWC 11 16 -10.60 6.75 -3.85
162 Pennsylvania Ivy 15 11 -1.33 -2.63 -3.96
163 George Washington A-10 12 16 1.27 -5.35 -4.08
164 North Texas Southland 10 18 -2.10 -2.07 -4.16
165 Santa Clara WCC 12 16 -5.51 1.20 -4.31
166 Western Michigan MAC 12 16 -1.05 -3.43 -4.48
167 Boise State Big Sky 12 16 -7.28 2.78 -4.50
168 Tennessee Tech OVC 14 15 -2.82 -1.73 -4.55
169 Rice SWC 9 19 -9.25 4.64 -4.61
170 Portland WCC 13 15 -10.83 6.21 -4.62
171 Northwestern State GSC 11 16 -6.78 2.14 -4.64
172 Saint Peter's MAAC 16 12 -14.67 10.01 -4.65
173 Murray State OVC 17 12 -2.33 -2.41 -4.74
174 Central Michigan MAC 11 17 -5.79 1.03 -4.76
175 Fordham MAAC 13 17 -9.38 4.50 -4.88
176 Western Illinois Mid-Cont 13 15 -5.53 0.21 -5.32
177 Southeastern Louisiana GSC 10 18 -0.32 -5.04 -5.36
178 Youngstown State OVC 12 16 -3.82 -1.60 -5.42
179 Mississippi Valley State SWAC 20 11 -4.08 -1.47 -5.54
180 James Madison CAA 5 23 -6.68 1.11 -5.57
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
181 Eastern Kentucky OVC 10 18 -6.45 0.77 -5.68
182 Fairleigh Dickinson ECACM 22 8 -2.14 -3.58 -5.72
183 Long Beach State PCAA 7 22 -2.66 -3.11 -5.76
184 Columbia Ivy 12 14 -6.74 0.94 -5.80
185 Cornell Ivy 14 12 -9.51 3.72 -5.80
186 Hardin-Simmons A-Sun 15 13 -3.59 -2.27 -5.87
187 Evansville MW Coll 8 19 -6.95 1.07 -5.88
188 Illinois-Chicago Mid-Cont 13 16 5.23 -11.11 -5.88
189 Toledo MAC 12 17 -1.50 -4.38 -5.88
190 Eastern Michigan MAC 9 18 -1.27 -4.63 -5.90
191 Hartford ECACN 12 16 -8.10 2.09 -6.00
192 Austin Peay OVC 14 14 -1.78 -4.23 -6.01
193 Georgia Southern A-Sun 15 13 -10.04 3.96 -6.08
194 East Tennessee State Southern 13 16 3.51 -9.63 -6.11
195 Penn State A-10 12 17 -9.87 3.69 -6.17
196 William & Mary CAA 8 20 -12.56 6.39 -6.17
197 Rhode Island A-10 9 19 -3.55 -2.66 -6.21
198 Texas-Arlington Southland 12 18 2.12 -8.42 -6.29
199 Miami (FL) Ind 14 14 -0.16 -6.30 -6.46
200 Southern Illinois MVC 8 20 -3.30 -3.22 -6.52
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
201 Butler MW Coll 9 19 -4.03 -2.72 -6.75
202 Alcorn State SWAC 16 13 2.72 -9.52 -6.80
203 Iona MAAC 14 15 -4.27 -2.62 -6.89
204 Air Force WAC 10 19 -11.74 4.82 -6.92
205 Idaho Big Sky 11 18 -3.56 -3.44 -7.00
206 Princeton Ivy 13 13 -17.72 10.58 -7.14
207 East Carolina CAA 12 16 -6.81 -0.34 -7.15
208 Appalachian State Southern 17 12 -9.71 2.32 -7.39
209 Marist ECACM 19 12 -7.44 -0.03 -7.47
210 Niagara ECACN 14 14 1.24 -8.73 -7.50
211 Drexel ECC 19 12 0.62 -8.17 -7.55
212 American CAA 10 18 -1.12 -6.47 -7.59
213 Virginia Military Institute Southern 11 17 0.83 -8.45 -7.62
214 Stetson A-Sun 10 18 -3.07 -4.60 -7.67
215 North Carolina A&T MEAC 22 8 -12.61 4.86 -7.75
216 Brown Ivy 16 11 1.26 -9.24 -7.98
217 Western Carolina Southern 14 14 -1.87 -6.13 -8.00
218 Northern Iowa Mid-Cont 8 19 -1.06 -7.00 -8.06
219 Charleston Southern Big South 21 9 -1.31 -7.06 -8.37
220 Mercer A-Sun 15 14 -8.15 -0.36 -8.51
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
221 Hawaii WAC 4 24 0.67 -9.29 -8.62
222 Massachusetts A-10 9 19 -7.37 -1.34 -8.72
223 Furman Southern 10 17 -7.00 -1.96 -8.96
224 Houston Baptist A-Sun 14 14 -8.11 -0.90 -9.01
225 Centenary (LA) A-Sun 13 17 0.53 -9.55 -9.02
226 Hofstra ECC 17 13 -3.58 -5.50 -9.07
227 Lehigh ECC 13 15 -0.84 -8.25 -9.09
228 Rutgers A-10 8 21 -5.68 -3.45 -9.13
229 Yale Ivy 13 13 -0.20 -9.18 -9.38
230 Samford A-Sun 16 13 -4.26 -5.27 -9.53
231 Loyola (MD) ECACM 16 12 -1.15 -8.59 -9.74
232 Bowling Green State MAC 7 20 -2.24 -7.54 -9.78
233 Howard MEAC 18 9 -6.31 -3.75 -10.06
234 Citadel Southern 10 18 -0.97 -9.47 -10.44
235 Jackson State SWAC 14 15 -5.46 -5.02 -10.48
236 Radford Big South 11 17 -8.44 -2.36 -10.80
237 Holy Cross MAAC 12 18 0.21 -11.22 -11.01
238 Tennessee State Ind 14 14 -9.44 -1.64 -11.08
239 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 10 17 -2.96 -8.33 -11.28
240 Lafayette ECC 14 15 -7.83 -3.50 -11.33
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
241 Wagner ECACM 16 13 2.51 -13.94 -11.43
242 New Hampshire ECACN 11 17 -9.39 -2.09 -11.48
243 San Francisco WCC 7 21 -6.79 -5.09 -11.87
244 Maine ECACN 7 20 -7.55 -4.55 -12.10
245 Morehead State OVC 8 19 -6.19 -5.96 -12.15
246 Bucknell ECC 17 12 -5.90 -6.33 -12.23
247 Army MAAC 9 18 -12.18 -0.32 -12.49
248 Towson ECC 8 20 -8.69 -3.93 -12.62
249 Green Bay Mid-Cont 5 23 -15.56 2.92 -12.65
250 Delaware ECC 11 16 -0.38 -12.54 -12.92
251 Florida A&M Ind 12 16 -0.37 -13.12 -13.49
252 Valparaiso Mid-Cont 9 19 -9.21 -4.37 -13.58
253 Vermont ECACN 9 19 -7.60 -6.14 -13.75
254 Dartmouth Ivy 11 15 -9.84 -4.00 -13.84
255 Alabama State SWAC 11 17 4.43 -18.76 -14.33
256 Robert Morris ECACM 10 18 -12.31 -2.23 -14.54
257 Nicholls State GSC 8 16 -7.42 -7.39 -14.81
258 Central Florida Ind 6 22 -5.60 -9.44 -15.04
259 Texas-San Antonio Ind 7 24 -6.52 -8.64 -15.16
260 Monmouth ECACM 9 19 -4.97 -10.29 -15.26
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
261 Georgia State A-Sun 10 18 2.75 -18.02 -15.28
262 Augusta State Big South 13 17 -9.04 -6.54 -15.58
263 Utica Ind 13 14 -10.57 -5.02 -15.59
264 Rider ECC 9 19 -5.64 -10.81 -16.45
265 Campbell Big South 8 19 -14.79 -2.53 -17.31
266 Grambling SWAC 14 12 -15.93 -1.59 -17.52
267 Texas Southern SWAC 9 18 -6.04 -11.66 -17.69
268 Colgate ECACN 1 24 -24.32 6.53 -17.79
269 Saint Francis (PA) ECACM 10 18 -0.51 -17.45 -17.96
270 Long Island University ECACM 9 19 -4.05 -14.60 -18.64
271 Brooklyn Ind 9 22 -7.04 -11.67 -18.70
272 St. Francis (NY) ECACM 9 19 -14.60 -4.34 -18.94
273 Texas State GSC 6 22 -9.15 -10.08 -19.23
274 U.S. International Ind 8 20 18.84 -38.12 -19.29
275 Delaware State MEAC 11 17 -11.47 -7.87 -19.34
276 South Carolina State MEAC 10 18 -9.45 -9.90 -19.35
277 Harvard Ivy 6 20 -14.02 -5.71 -19.73
278 Prairie View SWAC 5 25 -10.36 -10.18 -20.53
279 Coppin State MEAC 10 17 -13.41 -7.65 -21.06
280 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 7 22 -4.86 -17.38 -22.24
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
281 Morgan State MEAC 7 20 -14.83 -7.41 -22.24
282 Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC 5 23 -12.94 -11.56 -24.50
283 Manhattan MAAC 2 26 -8.04 -21.43 -29.48