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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: SyracuseAP Final #1: Temple

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 8 156 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
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 - - - - -