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1986-87 School Ratings

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National Champion: Indiana
Final Four: Indiana, UNLV, Providence and Syracuse

Consensus Player of the Year: David Robinson

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