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1986-87 School Ratings

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National Champion: Indiana
Final Four: Indiana, Nevada-Las Vegas, Providence and Syracuse

Consensus Player of the Year: David Robinson

AP Preseason #1: North Carolina ▪ AP Final #1: Nevada-Las Vegas

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.

290 Schools

SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
1 North Carolina ACC 21.94 2.54 24.48
2 Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 23.09 0.03 23.12
3 Indiana Big Ten 13.88 6.81 20.69
4 Iowa Big Ten 15.80 4.79 20.59
5 Florida SEC 15.83 4.55 20.37
6 Alabama SEC 12.34 7.08 19.42
7 Purdue Big Ten 12.00 6.12 18.12
8 Illinois Big Ten 10.38 7.67 18.05
9 Syracuse Big East 12.98 4.99 17.97
10 Georgetown Big East 5.38 11.80 17.18
11 Duke ACC 7.64 9.27 16.91
12 Oklahoma Big 8 20.43 -3.62 16.80
13 Pittsburgh Big East 14.58 2.01 16.59
14 Clemson ACC 15.89 0.60 16.49
15 DePaul Ind 6.75 9.58 16.33
16 Providence Big East 17.01 -1.70 15.31
17 Michigan Big Ten 16.86 -1.82 15.04
18 Ohio State Big Ten 14.94 -0.28 14.67
19 Auburn SEC 12.12 1.77 13.89
20 Memphis Metro 3.95 9.95 13.89
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
21 Virginia ACC 4.32 9.31 13.63
22 Tennessee SEC 8.05 5.53 13.58
23 Arizona Pac-10 6.55 6.94 13.49
24 Kansas Big 8 3.99 9.37 13.36
25 Temple A-10 3.41 9.77 13.17
26 St. John's (NY) Big East -0.11 13.19 13.08
27 UCLA Pac-10 10.86 2.22 13.08
28 Western Kentucky Sun Belt 7.43 5.48 12.91
29 Texas Christian SWC 3.47 9.36 12.83
30 Louisiana State SEC 2.64 9.26 11.90
31 Houston SWC -1.26 13.08 11.82
32 Notre Dame Ind -5.44 17.17 11.73
33 Georgia SEC 4.38 7.03 11.42
34 Kentucky SEC 0.23 11.10 11.33
35 Missouri Big 8 5.42 5.90 11.32
36 Georgia Tech ACC 2.57 8.67 11.24
37 New Orleans Ind 9.58 1.55 11.13
38 North Carolina State ACC 8.32 2.71 11.03
39 Texas-El Paso WAC 7.21 3.79 10.99
40 Kansas State Big 8 7.85 2.75 10.60
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
41 Vanderbilt SEC 5.85 4.35 10.20
42 West Virginia A-10 -2.51 12.68 10.17
43 Missouri State Mid-Cont -3.67 13.36 9.70
44 Brigham Young WAC 11.24 -1.57 9.67
45 Arkansas SWC 10.78 -1.24 9.54
46 Tulsa MVC -0.39 9.91 9.52
47 Oregon State Pac-10 -0.47 9.91 9.44
48 Mississippi SEC 2.27 7.07 9.33
49 Navy CAA 4.14 4.68 8.82
50 Louisville Metro 3.67 5.01 8.68
51 Southern Methodist SWC 4.97 3.64 8.60
52 San Diego WCC -3.46 12.00 8.54
53 Cal State Fullerton PCAA -3.39 11.72 8.33
54 Florida State Metro 13.18 -4.91 8.27
55 Washington Pac-10 5.90 2.24 8.13
56 Wyoming WAC -1.14 9.05 7.91
57 Jacksonville Sun Belt 8.15 -0.52 7.63
58 Bradley MVC 12.66 -5.05 7.61
59 Villanova Big East 3.10 4.30 7.41
60 Southern Mississippi Metro 9.67 -2.33 7.34
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
61 Wichita State MVC -1.97 9.13 7.16
62 Louisiana Tech Southland 0.06 6.97 7.03
63 Boise State Big Sky -2.12 9.13 7.01
64 California-Santa Barbara PCAA 2.40 4.33 6.73
65 California Pac-10 1.19 5.44 6.62
66 Iowa State Big 8 4.71 1.90 6.60
67 Utah WAC -1.79 8.36 6.58
68 San Jose State PCAA -1.98 8.55 6.57
69 Wake Forest ACC -1.92 8.41 6.49
70 Texas Tech SWC -3.77 10.03 6.26
71 Seton Hall Big East 6.74 -0.52 6.22
72 Michigan State Big Ten 4.51 1.69 6.19
73 Central Michigan MAC 1.01 5.13 6.14
74 La Salle MAAC 3.84 2.29 6.13
75 Marquette Ind 1.87 4.22 6.10
76 Cleveland State Mid-Cont 9.38 -3.51 5.87
77 Illinois State MVC 0.67 4.95 5.62
78 Saint Louis MW Coll -0.91 6.43 5.52
79 New Mexico WAC 9.86 -4.39 5.48
80 Texas A&M SWC -1.53 6.89 5.35
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
81 Wisconsin Big Ten -0.57 5.56 4.98
82 Baylor SWC -1.48 6.40 4.92
83 South Carolina Metro -6.17 10.95 4.78
84 Drake MVC -6.70 11.46 4.77
85 New Mexico State PCAA -3.45 8.20 4.75
86 Alabama-Birmingham Sun Belt 3.78 0.86 4.64
87 Maryland ACC 2.24 2.36 4.60
88 Oregon Pac-10 -2.27 6.88 4.60
89 Arizona State Pac-10 3.78 0.81 4.58
90 Arkansas State Southland -4.80 9.14 4.34
91 Niagara ECACN 11.33 -7.06 4.27
92 Stanford Pac-10 3.40 0.60 4.00
93 Northeastern ECACN 8.35 -4.37 3.98
94 Rhode Island A-10 7.08 -3.18 3.90
95 Gonzaga WCC 0.70 3.17 3.87
96 Middle Tennessee OVC 8.54 -4.86 3.68
97 California-Irvine PCAA 17.68 -14.02 3.66
98 North Carolina-Wilmington CAA -3.23 6.84 3.61
99 Loyola (IL) MW Coll 8.95 -5.59 3.36
100 Montana State Big Sky 13.25 -10.13 3.12
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
101 Saint Joseph's A-10 6.07 -3.01 3.06
102 Penn State A-10 -1.73 4.74 3.01
103 Nebraska Big 8 2.41 0.52 2.93
104 Santa Clara WCC -2.40 5.30 2.90
105 Charlotte Sun Belt 3.65 -0.78 2.88
106 Marshall Southern 5.96 -3.31 2.65
107 Austin Peay OVC 4.02 -1.42 2.60
108 Akron OVC -0.13 2.70 2.57
109 Virginia Commonwealth Sun Belt -0.79 3.36 2.57
110 Southern California Pac-10 -7.49 9.79 2.30
111 Eastern Kentucky OVC 9.03 -6.92 2.11
112 Texas SWC -6.01 8.12 2.10
113 Kent State MAC -0.88 2.79 1.91
114 Xavier MW Coll 4.08 -2.32 1.76
115 Boston College Big East -5.13 6.79 1.66
116 Utah State PCAA 12.39 -10.76 1.63
117 Colorado Big 8 -5.61 6.97 1.36
118 Long Beach State PCAA 1.37 -0.14 1.23
119 Minnesota Big Ten -1.70 2.69 0.99
120 Dayton Ind -0.81 1.60 0.79
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
121 Boston University ECACN -1.90 2.64 0.74
122 South Alabama Sun Belt 5.91 -5.27 0.64
123 McNeese State Southland -2.12 2.66 0.54
124 Oklahoma State Big 8 -0.45 0.98 0.52
125 George Mason CAA -2.45 2.61 0.16
126 Lamar Southland -5.85 5.95 0.11
127 Pepperdine WCC 3.80 -3.70 0.10
128 Montana Big Sky 2.40 -2.32 0.07
129 Davidson Southern 0.34 -0.54 -0.19
130 Pennsylvania Ivy 5.10 -5.44 -0.34
131 South Florida Sun Belt -7.42 7.08 -0.35
132 Eastern Michigan MAC 1.94 -2.33 -0.39
133 Saint Peter's MAAC -7.06 6.62 -0.44
134 Southern Illinois MVC 6.54 -7.15 -0.60
135 North Carolina A&T MEAC -3.24 2.58 -0.66
136 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC -14.16 13.42 -0.74
137 James Madison CAA 3.81 -4.62 -0.81
138 Nevada Big Sky 7.60 -8.48 -0.88
139 Mississippi State SEC -12.50 11.53 -0.97
140 Evansville MW Coll -2.53 1.53 -1.00
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
141 Virginia Tech Metro 1.55 -2.56 -1.01
142 North Texas Southland 8.15 -9.26 -1.11
143 Cincinnati Metro -3.77 2.64 -1.13
144 Creighton MVC -1.81 0.69 -1.13
145 Idaho State Big Sky -5.36 4.20 -1.16
146 Stetson A-Sun -2.73 1.55 -1.19
147 Colorado State WAC -5.94 4.58 -1.35
148 Chattanooga Southern -0.36 -1.00 -1.36
149 Connecticut Big East -7.03 5.63 -1.40
150 San Francisco WCC -0.66 -0.80 -1.45
151 Washington State Pac-10 -4.59 3.14 -1.45
152 Richmond CAA -4.16 2.67 -1.49
153 Texas-Pan American Ind 2.59 -4.21 -1.62
154 Charleston Southern Big South 2.98 -4.84 -1.85
155 Portland WCC -5.27 3.40 -1.87
156 Pacific PCAA -7.35 5.20 -2.14
157 George Washington A-10 4.95 -7.10 -2.15
158 Green Bay Mid-Cont -13.20 10.99 -2.22
159 Arkansas-Little Rock A-Sun -5.46 3.05 -2.41
160 Morehead State OVC -0.11 -2.40 -2.50
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
161 Fordham MAAC 4.53 -7.11 -2.58
162 Idaho Big Sky -7.07 4.48 -2.59
163 Houston Baptist A-Sun -0.61 -2.04 -2.66
164 Cornell Ivy -1.22 -1.49 -2.71
165 Siena ECACN -1.24 -1.51 -2.75
166 Southern SWAC 10.86 -13.61 -2.76
167 Duquesne A-10 -1.82 -0.95 -2.77
168 Fairleigh Dickinson ECACM -1.73 -1.05 -2.78
169 Oral Roberts MW Coll -6.22 3.38 -2.84
170 Canisius ECACN -3.73 0.85 -2.89
171 Old Dominion Sun Belt -5.46 2.49 -2.97
172 Miami (FL) Ind -0.70 -2.38 -3.08
173 Butler MW Coll -0.45 -2.74 -3.18
174 Louisiana-Monroe Southland -7.19 3.96 -3.23
175 Fresno State PCAA -13.19 9.84 -3.35
176 Tennessee State OVC -6.01 2.50 -3.51
177 Marist ECACM -10.03 6.41 -3.63
178 Air Force WAC -2.38 -1.34 -3.72
179 Stephen F. Austin GSC -9.07 5.23 -3.84
180 East Carolina CAA -4.76 0.85 -3.91
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
181 Fairfield MAAC -6.92 2.96 -3.97
182 Iona MAAC 0.24 -4.22 -3.99
183 Furman Southern -2.69 -1.37 -4.05
184 Ohio MAC -5.09 1.02 -4.07
185 Massachusetts A-10 -8.47 4.34 -4.13
186 Western Michigan MAC 2.30 -6.59 -4.29
187 Princeton Ivy -12.22 7.86 -4.36
188 Georgia Southern A-Sun -7.17 2.74 -4.43
189 Hawaii WAC 2.96 -7.44 -4.48
190 Lafayette ECC -3.14 -1.44 -4.58
191 Northern Arizona Big Sky -5.44 0.85 -4.59
192 Yale Ivy 0.84 -5.43 -4.59
193 Loyola Marymount WCC 11.33 -15.94 -4.61
194 Illinois-Chicago Mid-Cont 8.29 -12.92 -4.63
195 Rutgers A-10 -0.49 -4.29 -4.77
196 Bowling Green State MAC -7.79 2.94 -4.85
197 Army MAAC -8.47 3.54 -4.93
198 Howard MEAC -2.29 -2.88 -5.17
199 Toledo MAC -0.78 -4.47 -5.25
200 Indiana State MVC -8.08 2.77 -5.31
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
201 Northern Iowa Mid-Cont -2.09 -3.32 -5.41
202 Rice SWC -8.33 2.90 -5.43
203 Miami (OH) MAC -3.33 -2.18 -5.50
204 Northwestern Big Ten -7.34 1.78 -5.56
205 Weber State Big Sky -2.05 -3.63 -5.68
206 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind -1.48 -4.25 -5.74
207 Hartford ECACN -10.44 4.65 -5.79
208 Murray State OVC -6.89 0.99 -5.90
209 Ball State MAC -0.14 -5.82 -5.96
210 American CAA 0.73 -6.84 -6.11
211 Bucknell ECC 0.82 -7.11 -6.29
212 St. Bonaventure A-10 -7.97 1.57 -6.40
213 San Diego State WAC 2.03 -8.68 -6.65
214 Dartmouth Ivy -0.41 -6.33 -6.73
215 Citadel Southern 0.17 -6.94 -6.78
216 North Carolina-Asheville Big South -5.55 -1.43 -6.97
217 Youngstown State OVC -2.40 -4.95 -7.35
218 Texas-San Antonio A-Sun 3.48 -10.88 -7.40
219 Chicago State Ind 0.43 -7.91 -7.48
220 Northern Illinois Ind 1.72 -9.32 -7.60
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
221 Western Illinois Mid-Cont 0.47 -8.10 -7.62
222 Harvard Ivy 6.17 -13.95 -7.78
223 Columbia Ivy -4.52 -3.31 -7.83
224 Lehigh ECC 0.31 -8.42 -8.11
225 Hardin-Simmons A-Sun 1.69 -9.86 -8.17
226 Northwestern State GSC -8.42 0.19 -8.23
227 Wagner ECACM 3.79 -12.18 -8.39
228 Drexel ECC 2.66 -11.12 -8.45
229 Georgia State A-Sun 2.86 -11.36 -8.50
230 Jackson State SWAC -15.53 6.75 -8.79
231 Loyola (MD) ECACM 2.17 -11.13 -8.97
232 Sam Houston State GSC -3.48 -5.67 -9.15
233 Holy Cross MAAC -9.25 -0.03 -9.28
234 Towson ECC -9.20 -0.41 -9.60
235 Mercer A-Sun -7.02 -2.67 -9.70
236 Saint Francis (PA) ECACM 1.08 -10.78 -9.70
237 Detroit Mercy MW Coll -6.81 -2.94 -9.74
238 Campbell Big South -2.89 -6.90 -9.79
239 Valparaiso Mid-Cont -10.65 0.73 -9.92
240 William & Mary CAA -11.87 1.92 -9.95
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
241 Florida A&M MEAC -1.37 -8.68 -10.05
242 Rider ECC 2.21 -12.59 -10.38
243 Winthrop Big South -10.87 0.45 -10.41
244 Robert Morris ECACM -13.15 2.59 -10.56
245 Coastal Carolina Big South -6.47 -4.13 -10.61
246 Eastern Illinois Mid-Cont -10.71 -0.05 -10.76
247 Radford Big South -6.07 -4.69 -10.76
248 Mississippi Valley State SWAC 2.82 -13.70 -10.88
249 Grambling SWAC -5.69 -5.54 -11.23
250 Alabama State SWAC 3.72 -15.57 -11.85
251 Texas State GSC -2.30 -9.76 -12.06
252 Brown Ivy 1.52 -13.59 -12.07
253 Western Carolina Southern -8.45 -3.65 -12.10
254 Central Florida Ind -7.03 -5.12 -12.14
255 Virginia Military Institute Southern -5.81 -6.47 -12.28
256 Texas-Arlington Southland -1.06 -11.74 -12.80
257 Vermont ECACN 0.91 -13.96 -13.05
258 Delaware ECC -7.67 -5.51 -13.18
259 Utica Ind -8.94 -4.24 -13.18
260 Centenary (LA) A-Sun -0.88 -12.33 -13.21
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
261 Appalachian State Southern -11.37 -2.26 -13.63
262 Maryland-Baltimore County Ind -11.05 -2.90 -13.95
263 Maine ECACN -6.59 -7.48 -14.07
264 Nicholls State GSC -8.45 -6.04 -14.48
265 Hofstra ECC -5.30 -9.22 -14.53
266 Long Island University ECACM -1.47 -13.38 -14.85
267 New Hampshire ECACN -12.28 -2.85 -15.13
268 Southeastern Louisiana GSC -10.01 -5.12 -15.13
269 Central Connecticut State Ind -10.25 -4.89 -15.15
270 St. Francis (NY) ECACM -14.91 -0.45 -15.37
271 Eastern Washington Ind -11.86 -3.77 -15.62
272 Texas Southern SWAC -8.01 -7.62 -15.64
273 Monmouth ECACM -11.52 -4.21 -15.73
274 Manhattan MAAC -5.60 -10.27 -15.87
275 Brooklyn Ind -6.07 -9.84 -15.90
276 South Carolina State MEAC -11.30 -4.69 -15.98
277 Samford A-Sun -9.64 -6.66 -16.29
278 East Tennessee State Southern -7.05 -9.84 -16.89
279 Alcorn State SWAC -9.18 -7.81 -16.99
280 Alliant International Ind 5.11 -22.22 -17.11
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
281 Colgate ECACN -11.75 -6.01 -17.75
282 Augusta State Big South -8.05 -10.30 -18.35
283 Tennessee Tech OVC -1.10 -17.78 -18.88
284 Bethune-Cookman MEAC -17.24 -1.93 -19.17
285 Morgan State MEAC -14.10 -5.96 -20.06
286 Coppin State MEAC -6.82 -13.53 -20.35
287 Armstrong Big South -11.56 -10.04 -21.60
288 Prairie View SWAC -15.75 -6.55 -22.30
289 Delaware State MEAC -19.91 -7.53 -27.44
290 Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC -9.05 -19.30 -28.35