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1986-87 Season Summary

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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

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 8 161 88 .647 13.11 7.02 3 6 0 North Carolina North Carolina State
2 Southeastern Conference 10 183 133 .579 12.05 9.32 1 6 0 Alabama Alabama
3 Big Ten Conference 10 189 121 .610 11.38 8.55 4 6 1 Indiana
Purdue
4 Big East Conference 9 181 105 .633 10.45 6.53 3 5 2 Georgetown
Pittsburgh
Syracuse
Georgetown
5 Big Eight Conference 8 144 108 .571 7.94 6.89 2 4 0 Missouri Missouri
6 Pacific-10 Conference 10 163 141 .536 6.48 5.53 1 2 0 UCLA UCLA
7 Southwest Conference 9 149 123 .548 6.22 4.80 1 3 0 Texas Christian Texas A&M
8 Metropolitan Collegiate Athletic Conference 7 123 92 .572 5.83 4.26 0 0 0 Louisville Memphis
9 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 10 161 142 .531 5.05 4.92 1 1 1 Nevada-Las Vegas Nevada-Las Vegas
10 Sun Belt Conference 8 132 115 .534 3.49 2.59 0 2 0 Western Kentucky Alabama-Birmingham
11 Missouri Valley Conference 8 127 114 .527 3.45 3.33 0 2 0 Tulsa Wichita State
12 Western Athletic Conference 9 149 128 .538 2.71 2.54 0 3 0 Texas-El Paso Wyoming
13 Atlantic 10 Conference 10 152 142 .517 1.31 1.74 1 2 0 Temple Temple
14 West Coast Conference 8 131 103 .560 0.84 0.71 0 2 0 San Diego Santa Clara
15 Big Sky Conference 8 125 111 .530 -0.59 -0.36 0 1 0 Montana State Idaho State
16 Southland Conference 7 105 100 .512 -0.73 -0.12 0 1 0 Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech
17 Midwestern Collegiate Conference 7 106 102 .510 -0.88 -0.07 0 1 0 Evansville
Loyola (IL)
Xavier
18 Colonial Athletic Association 8 124 107 .537 -1.21 -1.04 0 1 0 Navy Navy
19 Mid-American Conference 9 130 126 .508 -2.47 -1.36 0 1 0 Central Michigan Central Michigan
20 Ohio Valley Conference 9 142 117 .548 -3.02 -2.22 0 2 0 Middle Tennessee Austin Peay
21 Mid-Continent Conference 8 131 109 .546 -3.12 -2.34 0 1 0 Missouri State Missouri State
22 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 8 115 122 .485 -4.37 -2.98 0 1 0 Saint Peter's Fairfield
23 Independent 17 237 250 .487 -4.85 -2.67 3 3 0
24 Ivy Group 8 103 106 .493 -5.80 -4.01 0 1 0 Pennsylvania
25 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference North 10 136 155 .467 -6.24 -4.29 0 1 0 Northeastern Northeastern
26 Southern Conference 9 131 129 .504 -7.18 -4.30 0 1 0 Marshall Marshall
27 Atlantic Sun Conference 10 145 148 .495 -7.40 -5.30 0 1 0 Arkansas-Little Rock Georgia Southern
28 East Coast Conference 8 114 117 .494 -9.39 -6.79 0 1 0 Bucknell Bucknell
29 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Metro 9 126 126 .500 -10.00 -8.29 0 1 0 Marist Marist
30 Gulf Star Conference 6 85 87 .494 -10.48 -7.86 0 0 0 Stephen F. Austin
31 Big South Conference 8 102 124 .451 -11.29 -7.37 0 0 0 Charleston Southern Charleston Southern
32 Southwest Athletic Conference 8 99 125 .442 -12.55 -8.62 0 1 0 Grambling Southern
33 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 9 106 147 .419 -16.36 -12.17 0 1 0 Howard North Carolina A&T

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
North Carolina ACC 1 1 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 3 3 3 2 2 2
Indiana Big Ten 3 3 2 8 8 6 4 4 3 4 2 2 2 3 4 3
Georgetown Big East 18 16 13 10 10 8 16 9 15 11 10 13 11 8 7 4
DePaul Ind - - - 19 17 15 7 7 6 8 5 5 4 4 5 5
Iowa Big Ten 10 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 2 4 4 7 7 6 6
Purdue Big Ten 4 4 3 2 2 2 6 6 5 4 7 7 6 6 3 7
Temple A-10 - - - 20 16 14 8 11 8 7 6 6 5 5 8 8
Alabama SEC 13 8 18 - - - - 15 13 9 9 14 12 10 9 9
Syracuse Big East 15 17 12 9 7 7 5 5 7 6 11 9 9 11 10 10
Illinois Big Ten 14 9 6 5 9 16 12 8 9 12 14 11 14 14 12 11
Pittsburgh Big East 16 12 17 14 14 17 14 18 16 17 13 10 8 9 11 12
Clemson ACC - - - - - - 20 12 10 14 12 12 10 13 13 13
Missouri Big 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19 14
UCLA Pac-10 - - 11 17 - - - - - - - - - - 18 15
New Orleans Ind - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19 16 16
Duke ACC - - - - - 20 17 14 12 13 16 15 17 17 14 17
Notre Dame Ind - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 18
Texas Christian SWC - - - - - - - - 19 16 15 18 16 15 15 19
Kansas Big 8 8 6 14 13 13 12 19 20 - 20 18 17 15 16 - 20
School Conf Pre 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
Arizona Pac-10 19 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Arkansas SWC - - 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Auburn SEC 12 7 7 6 5 5 13 10 17 18 20 - - - - -
Cleveland State Mid-Cont 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florida SEC - - - - 20 - - - - 19 - 19 18 18 - -
Georgia Tech ACC 6 15 16 16 19 18 - - - - - - - - - -
Kentucky SEC 11 13 19 18 18 11 9 - - - - - - - - -
Louisville Metro 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy CAA 9 10 10 11 12 9 15 19 18 - - - - - - -
North Carolina State ACC 17 18 15 12 11 19 18 17 20 - - - - - - -
Northeastern ECACN - 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma Big 8 7 11 9 7 6 13 11 16 11 10 8 8 13 12 17 -
Providence Big East - - - - - - - - - - 17 20 19 20 - -
St. John's (NY) Big East - - - 15 15 10 10 13 14 15 19 16 20 - - -
Western Kentucky Sun Belt - 14 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - -