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1987-88 School Ratings

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National Champion: Kansas
Final Four: Arizona, Duke, Kansas and Oklahoma

Consensus Player of the Year: Hersey Hawkins

AP Preseason #1: Syracuse ▪ AP Final #1: Temple

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 Oklahoma Big 8 32.99 -3.51 29.48
2 Arizona Pac-10 14.44 14.52 28.95
3 Duke ACC 14.74 8.59 23.33
4 Syracuse Big East 15.14 7.52 22.66
5 Michigan Big Ten 17.17 5.25 22.42
6 Purdue Big Ten 14.92 6.91 21.83
7 Iowa Big Ten 24.65 -2.87 21.79
8 Illinois Big Ten 13.21 8.33 21.54
9 North Carolina ACC 11.86 7.65 19.52
10 Kentucky SEC 11.06 7.84 18.90
11 Temple A-10 4.44 14.17 18.61
12 Missouri Big 8 13.92 3.88 17.80
13 Indiana Big Ten 9.39 8.09 17.48
14 North Carolina State ACC 12.31 5.02 17.34
15 Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 9.86 7.36 17.22
16 Pittsburgh Big East 10.90 6.06 16.96
17 Louisville Metro 10.49 5.47 15.96
18 Kansas State Big 8 3.31 12.49 15.79
19 Kansas Big 8 2.54 13.17 15.71
20 Wyoming WAC 7.29 7.38 14.67
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
21 Seton Hall Big East 9.41 5.18 14.59
22 Florida SEC 4.32 10.02 14.34
23 Georgetown Big East 0.14 14.03 14.17
24 Auburn SEC 7.71 6.36 14.07
25 Georgia Tech ACC 10.17 3.80 13.96
26 Villanova Big East 2.94 10.98 13.92
27 Vanderbilt SEC 10.13 3.75 13.88
28 Brigham Young WAC 15.76 -2.36 13.39
29 Bradley MVC 19.74 -6.75 12.99
30 Loyola Marymount WCC 37.06 -24.10 12.96
31 Iowa State Big 8 18.45 -5.77 12.68
32 Notre Dame Ind 0.39 11.89 12.28
33 UCLA Pac-10 12.02 0.20 12.22
34 DePaul Ind 6.83 5.19 12.03
35 St. John's (NY) Big East 1.91 10.01 11.93
36 Maryland ACC 6.75 5.17 11.91
37 Boise State Big Sky -3.12 14.95 11.84
38 Florida State Metro 7.86 3.95 11.81
39 Utah State PCAA 13.41 -1.93 11.49
40 Stanford Pac-10 7.93 3.42 11.35
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
41 Arkansas SWC 4.71 6.47 11.18
42 Southern Methodist SWC 10.72 0.40 11.12
43 Oregon State Pac-10 -2.91 13.89 10.98
44 Louisiana State SEC 1.25 9.70 10.95
45 Virginia Tech Metro 19.11 -8.23 10.88
46 Georgia SEC 3.98 6.54 10.52
47 Memphis Metro 5.85 4.33 10.18
48 Texas-El Paso WAC -1.01 11.14 10.13
49 Rhode Island A-10 13.90 -3.98 9.92
50 California-Santa Barbara PCAA 1.08 8.77 9.84
51 Xavier MW Coll 18.46 -8.62 9.84
52 Utah WAC -4.09 13.35 9.26
53 Clemson ACC 2.11 7.10 9.21
54 Southern Mississippi Metro 19.15 -10.05 9.10
55 Boston College Big East 3.84 5.17 9.01
56 Ohio State Big Ten 5.17 3.78 8.95
57 Connecticut Big East -1.28 10.20 8.92
58 Colorado State WAC -7.80 16.70 8.89
59 New Mexico WAC 4.87 4.02 8.89
60 Virginia ACC -3.69 12.32 8.64
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
61 South Carolina Metro 0.70 7.66 8.36
62 Evansville MW Coll 6.72 1.49 8.21
63 Tennessee SEC 3.90 4.21 8.10
64 Long Beach State PCAA 8.98 -1.26 7.72
65 New Mexico State PCAA -3.11 10.66 7.55
66 Wichita State MVC 2.55 4.94 7.49
67 Missouri State Mid-Cont -3.21 10.59 7.38
68 Cal State Fullerton PCAA -4.47 11.22 6.74
69 Oklahoma State Big 8 2.68 3.92 6.61
70 Santa Clara WCC -1.99 8.42 6.43
71 Baylor SWC -1.61 7.88 6.27
72 West Virginia A-10 -3.27 9.46 6.19
73 New Orleans ASC 3.33 2.76 6.09
74 Pepperdine WCC 9.08 -3.11 5.97
75 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC -9.47 15.36 5.89
76 La Salle MAAC 2.83 2.74 5.57
77 Virginia Commonwealth Sun Belt 4.79 0.71 5.51
78 Michigan State Big Ten -0.73 5.91 5.17
79 Cleveland State Mid-Cont 11.87 -6.78 5.08
80 Oregon Pac-10 -2.10 7.13 5.03
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
81 Mississippi SEC 0.23 4.73 4.95
82 Minnesota Big Ten 3.08 1.77 4.85
83 Houston SWC 2.62 2.15 4.77
84 Arkansas-Little Rock A-Sun 3.97 0.66 4.63
85 Murray State OVC -1.23 5.83 4.61
86 Charlotte Sun Belt 4.71 -0.72 3.99
87 Alabama SEC -3.77 7.73 3.96
88 Richmond CAA -4.34 8.30 3.95
89 Illinois State MVC -4.33 8.21 3.88
90 Arizona State Pac-10 8.64 -4.85 3.80
91 Texas-San Antonio A-Sun 5.05 -1.30 3.75
92 Arkansas State ASC -6.96 10.60 3.63
93 Georgia Southern A-Sun -13.17 16.70 3.53
94 Alabama-Birmingham Sun Belt -1.22 4.72 3.50
95 California-Irvine PCAA 10.34 -6.96 3.38
96 Wisconsin Big Ten -1.73 5.03 3.30
97 Washington State Pac-10 -8.94 12.20 3.26
98 Providence Big East 7.22 -4.10 3.12
99 Marshall Southern 6.99 -3.92 3.07
100 Louisiana Tech ASC -2.98 6.03 3.05
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
101 San Jose State PCAA 0.08 2.91 2.99
102 Akron Ind 0.60 2.33 2.93
103 North Carolina A&T MEAC 2.87 -0.04 2.83
104 Wake Forest ACC 2.61 0.02 2.63
105 Eastern Kentucky OVC 4.33 -1.71 2.61
106 Cincinnati Metro 7.16 -4.61 2.55
107 Austin Peay OVC 2.39 0.07 2.46
108 Drake MVC -2.09 4.29 2.21
109 Fresno State PCAA -5.18 7.03 1.85
110 Montana State Big Sky 0.94 0.74 1.68
111 Eastern Michigan MAC 5.88 -4.26 1.62
112 Mississippi State SEC -9.31 10.92 1.61
113 Washington Pac-10 1.37 0.22 1.59
114 Louisiana-Monroe Southland 0.60 0.91 1.51
115 Nebraska Big 8 -1.28 2.76 1.49
116 North Texas Southland 2.41 -0.95 1.46
117 Saint Louis MW Coll -7.70 9.05 1.35
118 Central Michigan MAC -2.18 3.52 1.34
119 Middle Tennessee OVC 4.82 -3.50 1.31
120 Southern SWAC 14.90 -13.60 1.30
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
121 Tulsa MVC -5.95 7.14 1.19
122 Old Dominion Sun Belt 3.40 -2.38 1.02
123 Green Bay Mid-Cont -11.53 12.50 0.97
124 Princeton Ivy -12.95 13.90 0.96
125 Southern Illinois MVC 11.47 -10.61 0.87
126 Penn State A-10 -8.25 8.97 0.73
127 Northwestern Big Ten -5.59 6.22 0.63
128 Boston University ECACN 1.17 -0.79 0.38
129 San Diego State WAC -3.03 3.26 0.23
130 Eastern Illinois Mid-Cont -0.23 0.44 0.21
131 Lamar ASC -3.35 3.51 0.16
132 Siena ECACN 4.76 -4.60 0.16
133 Miami (FL) Ind 5.15 -5.30 -0.15
134 Saint Joseph's A-10 -3.59 3.36 -0.23
135 Western Kentucky Sun Belt -3.13 2.86 -0.27
136 San Francisco WCC 3.17 -3.47 -0.30
137 Gonzaga WCC -3.66 3.35 -0.31
138 Colorado Big 8 -0.90 0.27 -0.63
139 George Mason CAA 5.57 -6.23 -0.66
140 California Pac-10 -6.01 5.30 -0.71
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
141 Texas SWC -3.23 2.49 -0.75
142 Fordham MAAC -5.01 4.24 -0.77
143 Montana Big Sky -3.93 3.04 -0.89
144 Marquette Ind -6.87 5.86 -1.01
145 Nevada Big Sky 8.49 -9.59 -1.10
146 Texas A&M SWC -3.91 2.60 -1.31
147 Ohio MAC 3.51 -4.92 -1.41
148 St. Bonaventure A-10 -4.00 2.49 -1.51
149 Butler MW Coll -8.75 7.17 -1.57
150 Lehigh ECC 4.44 -6.03 -1.59
151 George Washington A-10 -2.05 0.43 -1.63
152 Chattanooga Southern -3.18 1.45 -1.73
153 Drexel ECC 4.07 -5.92 -1.85
154 Stetson A-Sun 0.56 -2.41 -1.86
155 Western Illinois Mid-Cont -2.04 -0.04 -2.08
156 Idaho Big Sky -9.68 7.58 -2.10
157 Texas Tech SWC -6.36 4.26 -2.10
158 San Diego WCC -6.16 3.94 -2.22
159 Saint Peter's MAAC -10.76 8.45 -2.32
160 Idaho State Big Sky -3.95 1.40 -2.55
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
161 Lafayette ECC -9.52 6.87 -2.65
162 Louisiana-Lafayette ASC 1.65 -4.64 -2.99
163 South Alabama Sun Belt 6.30 -9.43 -3.14
164 Dayton Ind -0.28 -2.94 -3.22
165 Creighton MVC 0.33 -3.70 -3.37
166 Loyola (IL) MW Coll 2.69 -6.23 -3.55
167 Hawaii WAC -2.74 -0.82 -3.56
168 Toledo MAC -5.16 1.52 -3.64
169 North Carolina-Wilmington CAA -7.21 3.52 -3.70
170 Sam Houston State Southland -7.08 3.09 -4.00
171 Marist ECACM -7.10 3.02 -4.08
172 Fairleigh Dickinson ECACM -3.33 -0.79 -4.12
173 Hardin-Simmons A-Sun 5.19 -9.34 -4.15
174 Northwestern State Southland -8.31 4.13 -4.17
175 Southern California Pac-10 -6.75 2.47 -4.28
176 Dartmouth Ivy 1.06 -5.38 -4.33
177 Furman Southern -2.75 -1.79 -4.54
178 Northern Arizona Big Sky -4.05 -0.68 -4.73
179 Delaware ECC -2.77 -2.07 -4.83
180 Georgia State A-Sun 3.96 -8.86 -4.90
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
181 Hartford ECACN -5.33 0.40 -4.94
182 Texas-Pan American ASC -7.62 2.59 -5.04
183 Massachusetts A-10 -2.99 -2.07 -5.06
184 Jacksonville Sun Belt -4.46 -0.73 -5.18
185 Cornell Ivy -0.48 -4.98 -5.46
186 Tennessee State OVC -0.66 -4.88 -5.55
187 Holy Cross MAAC 12.12 -17.80 -5.68
188 Bowling Green State MAC -8.52 2.75 -5.77
189 Miami (OH) MAC -3.78 -2.06 -5.84
190 Texas Christian SWC -11.26 5.42 -5.84
191 Northern Iowa Mid-Cont 2.72 -8.76 -6.04
192 Duquesne A-10 2.85 -8.98 -6.13
193 Coastal Carolina Big South -1.20 -4.98 -6.18
194 Weber State Big Sky -2.55 -3.69 -6.24
195 Texas Southern SWAC 2.08 -8.47 -6.39
196 Bucknell ECC 2.14 -8.55 -6.41
197 Pacific PCAA -0.01 -6.52 -6.53
198 Chicago State Ind -7.33 0.71 -6.62
199 American CAA -4.22 -2.41 -6.63
200 Davidson Southern -3.51 -3.17 -6.68
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
201 Texas-Arlington Southland -5.94 -0.75 -6.69
202 Air Force WAC -6.65 -0.05 -6.70
203 Indiana State MVC -4.78 -1.93 -6.71
204 Portland WCC -1.47 -5.34 -6.81
205 Niagara ECACN -3.10 -3.72 -6.83
206 Mercer A-Sun -4.83 -2.02 -6.85
207 Kent State MAC -9.32 2.31 -7.01
208 Western Michigan MAC 0.27 -7.29 -7.02
209 Wright State Ind 4.58 -11.65 -7.07
210 Ball State MAC -10.90 3.79 -7.10
211 Navy CAA -9.33 2.16 -7.16
212 Grambling SWAC -4.44 -2.85 -7.30
213 Appalachian State Southern -2.16 -5.22 -7.38
214 South Florida Sun Belt -6.64 -0.75 -7.39
215 William & Mary CAA -3.47 -3.94 -7.41
216 James Madison CAA -7.94 0.50 -7.44
217 Detroit Mercy MW Coll -0.41 -7.24 -7.65
218 Valparaiso Mid-Cont -8.89 1.14 -7.75
219 Winthrop Big South -15.19 7.42 -7.77
220 Northern Illinois Ind 1.91 -9.71 -7.80
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
221 Towson ECC -6.93 -0.90 -7.83
222 Iona MAAC 1.05 -8.97 -7.92
223 Northeastern ECACN -4.31 -3.86 -8.17
224 Centenary (LA) A-Sun 4.60 -12.82 -8.22
225 Stephen F. Austin Southland -8.39 0.06 -8.33
226 Samford A-Sun -7.94 -0.57 -8.51
227 Texas State Southland 0.55 -9.11 -8.56
228 Tennessee Tech OVC -3.51 -5.09 -8.59
229 Florida A&M MEAC 1.13 -9.78 -8.66
230 Radford Big South -5.46 -3.26 -8.72
231 Rice SWC -2.75 -6.06 -8.81
232 East Tennessee State Southern -2.16 -6.83 -8.98
233 Houston Baptist A-Sun -12.72 3.63 -9.09
234 Rutgers A-10 -3.95 -5.74 -9.69
235 Pennsylvania Ivy -6.84 -3.03 -9.87
236 North Carolina-Asheville Big South -5.03 -4.92 -9.94
237 Morehead State OVC 2.02 -12.31 -10.29
238 McNeese State Southland -4.43 -6.02 -10.45
239 Jackson State SWAC -11.11 0.48 -10.63
240 East Carolina CAA -8.40 -2.30 -10.71
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
241 Virginia Military Institute Southern -7.96 -2.82 -10.77
242 Illinois-Chicago Mid-Cont -7.11 -4.02 -11.13
243 Manhattan MAAC -1.02 -10.46 -11.48
244 Oral Roberts Ind 2.10 -13.59 -11.50
245 Yale Ivy -6.59 -4.98 -11.57
246 Canisius ECACN -7.88 -3.79 -11.68
247 Maryland-Baltimore County Ind -3.79 -8.01 -11.80
248 Maine ECACN -2.63 -9.20 -11.83
249 Charleston Southern Big South -1.01 -10.88 -11.89
250 Monmouth ECACM -10.91 -1.06 -11.97
251 Fairfield MAAC -12.10 -0.60 -12.70
252 Augusta State Big South -8.06 -4.78 -12.84
253 Robert Morris ECACM -10.70 -2.18 -12.88
254 Rider ECC 4.61 -17.72 -13.11
255 Coppin State MEAC -5.03 -8.18 -13.20
256 Alcorn State SWAC -6.55 -6.71 -13.26
257 Harvard Ivy -5.94 -7.34 -13.28
258 Howard MEAC -10.75 -2.63 -13.38
259 Western Carolina Southern -6.94 -6.69 -13.63
260 Nicholls State Ind -9.39 -4.67 -14.06
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
261 South Carolina State MEAC -11.32 -2.81 -14.13
262 Army MAAC -8.55 -5.88 -14.42
263 Campbell Big South -10.61 -3.93 -14.54
264 Eastern Washington Big Sky -8.25 -6.46 -14.70
265 Citadel Southern -4.13 -10.59 -14.72
266 Alliant International Ind 2.96 -17.79 -14.83
267 Mississippi Valley State SWAC -4.48 -10.56 -15.04
268 Alabama State SWAC 4.47 -20.37 -15.89
269 Brown Ivy 1.48 -17.39 -15.92
270 Long Island University ECACM 2.42 -18.43 -16.01
271 Columbia Ivy -13.56 -2.77 -16.33
272 Youngstown State OVC -12.64 -3.69 -16.33
273 Morgan State MEAC -7.30 -9.14 -16.44
274 Central Connecticut State Ind -5.73 -11.16 -16.88
275 Florida International Ind -0.54 -17.40 -17.94
276 Central Florida Ind -2.77 -15.32 -18.08
277 Bethune-Cookman MEAC -16.38 -2.32 -18.70
278 Southeastern Louisiana Ind -19.35 -0.23 -19.58
279 Vermont ECACN -7.05 -12.63 -19.68
280 Hofstra ECC -16.50 -3.21 -19.72
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
281 Saint Francis (PA) ECACM -12.04 -8.14 -20.17
282 New Hampshire ECACN -11.94 -8.29 -20.24
283 Loyola (MD) ECACM -10.19 -10.23 -20.41
284 St. Francis (NY) ECACM -17.12 -3.66 -20.77
285 Wagner ECACM -10.43 -10.35 -20.78
286 Brooklyn Ind -11.50 -10.05 -21.55
287 Colgate ECACN -15.06 -6.68 -21.73
288 Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC -6.65 -16.27 -22.93
289 Prairie View SWAC -9.34 -13.88 -23.22
290 Delaware State MEAC -12.94 -13.56 -26.50