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1985-86 Season Summary

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National Champion: Louisville
Final Four: Duke, Kansas, Louisiana State and Louisville

Consensus Player of the Year: Walter Berry

AP Preseason #1: Georgia Tech ▪ AP Final #1: Duke

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 8 178 90 .664 16.38 9.40 3 6 1 Duke Duke
2 Big Ten Conference 10 189 119 .614 13.32 9.99 4 6 0 Michigan
3 Big Eight Conference 8 162 96 .628 12.23 9.42 2 5 1 Kansas Kansas
4 Southeastern Conference 10 185 133 .582 11.75 9.23 1 4 1 Kentucky Kentucky
5 Big East Conference 9 175 110 .614 10.82 6.30 3 4 0 St. John's (NY)
Syracuse
St. John's (NY)
6 Metropolitan Collegiate Athletic Conference 7 135 83 .619 9.97 7.38 2 3 1 Louisville Louisville
7 Sun Belt Conference 8 142 103 .580 6.74 5.27 0 4 0 Old Dominion Jacksonville
8 Pacific-10 Conference 10 153 140 .522 4.92 4.37 0 2 0 Arizona
9 Southwest Conference 9 142 123 .536 3.48 3.40 0 1 0 Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Christian
Texas Tech
10 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 10 163 140 .538 2.30 2.55 1 1 0 Nevada-Las Vegas Nevada-Las Vegas
11 Missouri Valley Conference 9 145 121 .545 2.14 2.97 1 2 0 Bradley Tulsa
12 Southland Conference 7 119 94 .559 1.30 0.78 0 1 0 Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe
13 Western Athletic Conference 9 141 136 .509 0.94 1.60 1 2 0 Texas-El Paso
Utah
Wyoming
Texas-El Paso
14 Midwestern Collegiate Conference 7 97 104 .483 -0.04 1.00 0 1 0 Xavier Xavier
15 Colonial Athletic Association 8 124 114 .521 -0.24 0.38 1 2 0 Navy Navy
16 Big Sky Conference 8 123 110 .528 -0.71 -0.07 0 1 0 Montana
Northern Arizona
Montana State
17 Atlantic 10 Conference 10 153 142 .519 -1.29 -0.23 0 3 0 Saint Joseph's Saint Joseph's
18 West Coast Conference 8 120 107 .529 -2.44 -1.63 0 1 0 Pepperdine
19 Mid-American Conference 10 144 141 .505 -2.60 -1.02 0 2 0 Miami (OH) Ball State
20 Independent 17 253 236 .517 -3.48 -2.53 1 2 0 Notre Dame
21 Mid-Continent Conference 8 120 117 .506 -3.69 -1.61 0 1 0 Cleveland State Cleveland State
22 Ohio Valley Conference 8 120 113 .515 -4.39 -2.44 0 1 0 Akron
Middle Tennessee
Akron
23 Southern Conference 9 135 126 .517 -5.50 -3.27 0 1 0 Chattanooga Davidson
24 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference North 10 143 141 .504 -7.06 -5.89 0 1 0 Northeastern Northeastern
25 Atlantic Sun Conference 9 131 131 .500 -7.73 -5.59 0 1 0 Arkansas-Little Rock Arkansas-Little Rock
26 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 8 104 127 .450 -9.18 -5.75 0 1 0 Fairfield Fairfield
27 Ivy Group 8 100 109 .478 -9.20 -7.31 0 1 0 Brown
28 Gulf Star Conference 4 35 72 .327 -11.01 -5.76 0 0 0 Sam Houston State
29 East Coast Conference 8 108 122 .470 -11.41 -8.89 0 1 0 Drexel Drexel
30 Southwest Athletic Conference 8 108 119 .476 -11.66 -9.38 0 1 0 Alcorn State
Southern
Mississippi Valley State
31 Big South Conference 4 53 62 .461 -13.01 -9.47 0 0 0 Charleston Southern Charleston Southern
32 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Metro 9 120 138 .465 -13.30 -10.37 0 1 0 Fairleigh Dickinson Marist
33 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 8 90 134 .402 -18.32 -13.32 0 1 0 North Carolina A&T North Carolina A&T

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
Duke ACC 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 5 4 2 2 1 1 1
Kansas Big 8 5 5 7 7 6 6 5 9 8 7 4 6 3 3 2 2 2
Kentucky SEC 11 10 9 9 13 13 12 11 11 11 8 12 11 8 5 3 3
St. John's (NY) Big East   18 15 14 11 11 10 10 9 8 7 10 7 6 8 5 4
Michigan Big Ten 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 9 7 10 7 10 7 5
Georgia Tech ACC 1 2 5 5 7 7 6 5 5 4 3 2 5 5 4 6 6
Louisville Metro 9 9 16 15 16 15 18 17 18 13 18 16 19 16 13 11 7
North Carolina ACC 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 8
Syracuse Big East 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 9 11 8 12 9 6 8 9
Notre Dame Ind 12 11 10 17 19 18 17 16 13 16 14 14 14 14 12 12 10
Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 18 16 14 13 12 12 13 12 10 10 10 9 6 11 9 13 11
Memphis Metro 15 14 13 12 10 10 9 6 6 3 2 3 4 4 7 10 12
Georgetown Big East 8 8 6 5 5 5 11 13 15 12 12 11 9 13 15 14 13
Bradley MVC                 20 17 13 13 13 12 11 9 14
Oklahoma Big 8 13 13 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 5 6 5 8 10 14 15 15
Indiana Big Ten     19 18 17 17 15       15 18 16 15 16 16 16
Navy CAA 19                         17 19 18 17
Michigan State Big Ten                           19 17 17 18
Illinois Big Ten 7 7 12 10 15 16 14 18               19 19
Texas-El Paso WAC             19 15 17 19 19 17 15       20
School Conf Pre 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
Alabama SEC                       20 18        
Alabama-Birmingham Sun Belt 16 20 17 16 14 14 16 14 12 18              
Auburn SEC 10 19 19                            
DePaul Ind       19 18 20                      
Iowa Big Ten     18                            
Louisiana State SEC 14 12 11 11 9 9 8 8 14 14 17            
Maryland ACC 19 17                              
North Carolina State ACC 17 15                     17 20 18 20  
Ohio State Big Ten       20                          
Purdue Big Ten               20 19 15         20    
Richmond CAA                     20            
Virginia Tech Metro         20 19 20 19 16 20 16 15 20 18      
Western Kentucky Sun Belt                       19