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