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1987-88 Season Summary

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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

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 156 95 .622 13.32 8.14 3 5 1 North Carolina Duke
2 Big East Conference 9 182 110 .623 12.81 8.05 2 6 0 Pittsburgh Syracuse
3 Big Ten Conference 10 180 128 .584 12.80 9.21 4 5 0 Purdue
4 Big Eight Conference 8 160 102 .611 12.36 8.93 2 5 2 Oklahoma Oklahoma
5 Southeastern Conference 10 182 131 .581 10.13 8.12 1 5 0 Kentucky Kentucky
6 Metropolitan Collegiate Athletic Conference 7 131 82 .615 9.83 5.83 0 3 0 Louisville Louisville
7 Pacific-10 Conference 10 160 146 .523 7.22 6.67 1 2 1 Arizona Arizona
8 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 10 160 141 .532 6.22 5.59 1 3 0 Nevada-Las Vegas Utah State
9 Western Athletic Conference 9 165 119 .581 6.13 4.20 2 3 0 Brigham Young Wyoming
10 West Coast Conference 8 130 103 .558 2.70 1.94 1 1 0 Loyola Marymount Loyola Marymount
11 Missouri Valley Conference 8 121 115 .513 2.32 2.68 1 2 0 Bradley Bradley
12 Southwest Conference 9 146 127 .535 1.62 1.53 0 3 0 Southern Methodist Southern Methodist
13 Atlantic 10 Conference 10 160 141 .532 1.12 1.29 1 2 0 Temple Temple
14 Midwestern Collegiate Conference 6 95 79 .546 1.11 -0.36 1 1 0 Xavier Xavier
15 American South Conference 6 110 75 .595 0.82 -0.66 0 0 0 Louisiana Tech
New Orleans
Louisiana Tech
16 Sun Belt Conference 8 123 118 .510 -0.25 0.83 0 1 0 Charlotte Charlotte
17 Mid-Continent Conference 8 124 101 .551 -1.67 -0.76 0 1 0 Missouri State
18 Big Sky Conference 9 135 125 .519 -2.09 -0.75 0 1 0 Boise State Boise State
19 Atlantic Sun Conference 10 154 136 .531 -3.17 -1.97 0 1 0 Arkansas-Little Rock
Georgia Southern
Texas-San Antonio
20 Ohio Valley Conference 8 115 120 .489 -3.72 -1.56 0 1 0 Murray State Murray State
21 Mid-American Conference 9 129 130 .498 -3.87 -2.16 0 1 0 Eastern Michigan Eastern Michigan
22 Southland Conference 8 101 132 .433 -4.90 -3.52 0 1 0 North Texas North Texas
23 Colonial Athletic Association 8 115 118 .494 -4.97 -2.79 0 1 0 Richmond Richmond
24 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 8 111 127 .466 -6.22 -4.25 0 1 0 La Salle La Salle
25 East Coast Conference 8 123 107 .535 -7.25 -6.63 0 1 0 Lafayette Lehigh
26 Southern Conference 9 136 128 .515 -7.26 -5.08 0 1 0 Marshall Chattanooga
27 Independent 18 222 291 .433 -8.05 -4.10 0 2 0 Akron
28 Ivy Group 8 97 112 .464 -9.47 -5.61 0 1 0 Cornell
29 Big South Conference 7 99 99 .500 -10.27 -7.57 0 0 0 Coastal Carolina Winthrop
30 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference North 10 122 165 .425 -10.45 -7.58 0 1 0 Siena Boston University
31 Southwest Athletic Conference 8 100 130 .435 -11.30 -6.58 0 1 0 Southern Southern
32 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 9 121 133 .476 -14.57 -11.74 0 1 0 North Carolina A&T North Carolina A&T
33 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Metro 9 120 135 .471 -14.58 -11.65 0 1 0 Fairleigh Dickinson
Marist
Fairleigh Dickinson

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/1 3/8 Final
Temple A-10 12 12 11 8 6 6 6 4 3 6 5 1 1 1 1 1 1
Arizona Pac-10 17 9 4 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 2
Purdue Big Ten 2 11 13 12 10 11 10 8 5 2 6 2 2 2 2 2 3
Oklahoma Big 8 19 18 16 14 12 10 8 3 11 10 7 4 4 4 4 4 4
Duke ACC 15 13 10 10 9 9 9 7 9 5 4 8 6 5 9 8 5
Kentucky SEC 5 2 1 1 2 2 1 5 4 9 10 10 9 12 8 6 6
North Carolina ACC 3 1 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 3 8 6 5 9 6 9 7
Pittsburgh Big East 4 4 2 3 3 3 2 6 6 11 9 5 8 6 7 5 8
Syracuse Big East 1 3 8 9 7 7 7 9 14 17 12 11 12 10 12 13 9
Michigan Big Ten 9 15 15 13 11 12 11 10 7 8 11 12 10 7 10 10 10
Bradley MVC                     18 15 17 14 14 12 11
Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA   19 17 15 15 15 13 13 8 4 2 7 11 8 5 7 12
Wyoming WAC 10 10 7 6 5 5 5 12 17     18 19 16 17 14 13
North Carolina State ACC                 20     16 14   16 11 14
Loyola Marymount WCC                         20 19 18 16 15
Illinois Big Ten             19 20 13 13 17         19 16
Iowa Big Ten 11 6 3 7 14 14 16 17 19 16 13 13 13 13 11 15 17
Xavier MW Coll                             20 20 18
Brigham Young WAC                 12 7 3 8 7 11 15 17 19
Kansas State Big 8                       14         20
School Conf Pre 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/1 3/8 Final
Auburn SEC               19                  
DePaul Ind 20                                
Florida SEC 14 7 12 11 8 8 15     14 19            
Georgetown Big East 16 17 14 18 19 18 14 11 15 15 14   18        
Georgia Tech ACC 18                         20 13 18  
Indiana Big Ten 6 5 6 5 13 13 12 15       19          
Iowa State Big 8       20 16 16 17 14 10 12 16            
Kansas Big 8 7 16 18 17 18 17 18 16 16                
Louisville Metro 13 14       20                      
Memphis Metro   20 20 19 20 19                      
Missouri Big 8 8 8 9 16 17               15 15      
New Mexico WAC               18                  
Notre Dame Ind     19                            
Southern Mississippi Metro                   20       18      
St. John's (NY) Big East             20       20            
Texas-El Paso WAC                 18 18              
Vanderbilt SEC                     15 17 16 17 19    
Villanova Big East                   19   20