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1985-86 Season Summary

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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

Conference Summary

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
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 - - - - -