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1988-89 School Ratings

Season Index: < 1987-88 Season1989-90 Season >

National Champion: Michigan
Final Four: Duke, Illinois, Michigan and Seton Hall

Consensus Player of the Year: Sean Elliott

AP Preseason #1: DukeAP Final #1: Arizona

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.

293 Schools

SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
1 Arizona Pac-10 29 4 13.95 13.98 27.93
2 Michigan Big Ten 30 7 19.84 7.79 27.63
3 Duke ACC 28 8 14.27 10.66 24.94
4 Illinois Big Ten 31 5 16.18 8.49 24.68
5 Oklahoma Big 8 30 6 27.41 -3.45 23.95
6 North Carolina ACC 29 8 19.46 3.27 22.73
7 Syracuse Big East 30 8 18.37 3.93 22.30
8 Seton Hall Big East 31 7 11.20 9.71 20.91
9 Missouri Big 8 29 8 13.65 7.15 20.80
10 Georgetown Big East 29 5 4.65 15.82 20.47
11 Indiana Big Ten 27 8 9.01 11.25 20.27
12 Stanford Pac-10 26 7 5.81 14.20 20.00
13 Iowa Big Ten 23 10 18.72 0.28 18.99
14 North Carolina State ACC 22 9 12.37 5.29 17.66
15 Louisville Metro 24 9 9.49 8.10 17.58
16 Nevada-Las Vegas Big West 29 8 13.24 4.17 17.42
17 Arkansas SWC 25 7 14.15 3.11 17.26
18 Oregon State Pac-10 22 8 6.16 10.11 16.27
19 Providence Big East 18 11 12.41 3.85 16.27
20 Purdue Big Ten 15 16 5.06 11.18 16.24
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
21 Ohio State Big Ten 19 15 10.81 5.34 16.15
22 Kansas Big 8 19 12 14.88 1.07 15.95
23 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 25 5 -2.94 18.64 15.70
24 Virginia ACC 22 11 9.36 6.02 15.37
25 Florida State Metro 22 8 16.20 -1.07 15.12
26 Georgia Tech ACC 20 12 7.15 7.04 14.19
27 Wisconsin Big Ten 18 12 -1.62 15.60 13.98
28 UCLA Pac-10 21 10 9.54 4.36 13.90
29 Minnesota Big Ten 19 12 3.91 9.87 13.79
30 Kansas State Big 8 19 11 4.91 8.72 13.63
31 Connecticut Big East 18 13 1.26 12.35 13.61
32 South Alabama Sun Belt 23 9 14.92 -1.40 13.52
33 Texas-El Paso WAC 26 7 4.96 8.13 13.09
34 Oklahoma State Big 8 17 13 8.22 4.46 12.69
35 Evansville MW Coll 25 6 7.25 4.91 12.16
36 Memphis Metro 21 11 5.39 6.72 12.10
37 Michigan State Big Ten 18 15 3.66 8.17 11.83
38 Vanderbilt SEC 19 14 3.76 8.05 11.82
39 Clemson ACC 19 11 7.61 3.94 11.55
40 Pittsburgh Big East 17 13 9.64 1.86 11.50
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
41 Notre Dame Ind 21 9 6.12 5.17 11.29
42 West Virginia A-10 26 5 1.73 9.33 11.06
43 La Salle MAAC 26 6 9.26 1.50 10.77
44 New Mexico WAC 22 11 7.66 3.03 10.68
45 University of California Pac-10 20 13 0.50 10.13 10.63
46 Idaho Big Sky 25 6 -0.37 10.82 10.45
47 Iowa State Big 8 17 12 12.58 -2.56 10.03
48 Arkansas-Little Rock A-Sun 23 8 14.16 -4.30 9.86
49 St. John's (NY) Big East 20 13 -0.23 10.07 9.84
50 Texas SWC 25 9 20.26 -10.57 9.69
51 Alabama SEC 23 8 -0.60 10.19 9.58
52 Ball State MAC 29 3 -4.33 13.80 9.47
53 DePaul Ind 21 12 1.16 8.23 9.39
54 Tennessee SEC 19 11 10.47 -1.27 9.21
55 Saint Louis MW Coll 27 10 -1.59 10.72 9.13
56 Akron Ind 21 8 3.95 5.12 9.07
57 Wichita State MVC 19 11 3.29 5.47 8.77
58 Siena NAC 25 5 9.35 -0.64 8.70
59 Louisiana State SEC 20 12 19.22 -11.09 8.13
60 Wake Forest ACC 13 15 4.83 3.28 8.12
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
61 Temple A-10 18 12 -3.57 11.68 8.11
62 Villanova Big East 18 16 -0.10 8.06 7.96
63 UC-Santa Barbara Big West 21 9 -1.64 9.45 7.81
64 South Carolina Metro 19 11 -0.51 8.28 7.77
65 Colorado State WAC 23 10 -8.72 16.26 7.54
66 Georgia SEC 15 16 3.07 4.28 7.34
67 Loyola Marymount WCC 20 11 37.37 -30.03 7.34
68 Louisiana Tech ASC 23 9 4.99 2.27 7.26
69 Alabama-Birmingham Sun Belt 22 12 8.11 -1.05 7.06
70 Arkansas State ASC 20 10 -5.45 12.36 6.91
71 Florida SEC 21 13 3.47 3.40 6.87
72 Hawaii WAC 17 13 -0.97 7.80 6.83
73 Nebraska Big 8 17 16 2.47 3.55 6.02
74 Missouri State Mid-Cont 21 10 -7.08 13.04 5.96
75 New Mexico State Big West 21 11 -3.66 9.60 5.94
76 Xavier MW Coll 21 12 7.08 -1.31 5.77
77 Boise State Big Sky 23 7 -9.06 14.81 5.75
78 Charlotte Sun Belt 17 12 -0.03 5.72 5.69
79 Kent State MAC 20 11 0.82 4.77 5.59
80 Brigham Young WAC 14 15 9.68 -4.10 5.57
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
81 Middle Tennessee OVC 23 8 10.72 -5.42 5.30
82 Southern California Pac-10 10 22 -0.35 5.55 5.20
83 Utah WAC 16 17 -0.52 5.59 5.07
84 Northwestern Big Ten 9 19 2.25 2.81 5.06
85 Pepperdine WCC 20 13 1.78 3.16 4.94
86 Wyoming WAC 14 17 0.76 4.04 4.81
87 Cincinnati Metro 15 12 0.31 4.49 4.80
88 Santa Clara WCC 20 11 -6.58 11.26 4.68
89 Texas Tech SWC 13 15 -3.48 8.16 4.68
90 Penn State A-10 20 12 1.53 3.07 4.60
91 Old Dominion Sun Belt 15 13 5.22 -0.71 4.51
92 Kentucky SEC 13 19 -3.70 8.15 4.45
93 Mississippi SEC 15 15 0.76 3.65 4.41
94 Fresno State Big West 15 14 -8.04 12.24 4.20
95 New Orleans ASC 19 11 -7.06 11.10 4.04
96 Houston SWC 17 14 4.35 -0.34 4.01
97 Maryland ACC 9 20 -4.63 8.63 4.01
98 Utah State Big West 12 16 4.83 -1.14 3.69
99 Washington State Pac-10 10 19 -8.47 11.95 3.48
100 Creighton MVC 20 11 -0.07 3.51 3.44
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
101 Boston College Big East 12 17 1.43 1.97 3.39
102 Mississippi State SEC 13 15 0.89 2.44 3.32
103 Arizona State Pac-10 12 16 9.81 -6.80 3.01
104 Virginia Tech Metro 11 17 14.28 -11.28 3.00
105 Colorado Big 8 7 21 4.24 -1.28 2.96
106 Air Force WAC 14 14 -4.45 7.38 2.94
107 Miami (FL) Ind 19 12 14.03 -11.19 2.84
108 Virginia Commonwealth Sun Belt 13 15 3.01 -0.25 2.76
109 Richmond CAA 21 10 -6.10 8.79 2.69
110 Texas A&M SWC 16 14 0.28 2.33 2.62
111 Washington Pac-10 12 16 5.90 -3.31 2.59
112 Rutgers A-10 18 13 2.07 0.45 2.52
113 Boston University NAC 21 9 -0.63 2.82 2.19
114 Bradley MVC 13 14 8.87 -6.88 1.99
115 Cleveland State Mid-Cont 16 12 9.89 -7.94 1.94
116 Cal State Fullerton Big West 16 13 -0.91 2.78 1.88
117 Georgia Southern A-Sun 23 6 -1.52 3.39 1.87
118 Montana Big Sky 20 11 -1.93 3.56 1.63
119 Murray State OVC 19 11 -2.28 3.80 1.52
120 Gonzaga WCC 14 14 -0.60 1.96 1.36
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
121 Marquette Ind 13 15 0.00 1.32 1.32
122 Eastern Michigan MAC 16 13 3.20 -2.00 1.21
123 Miami (OH) MAC 13 15 -2.96 4.15 1.19
124 Southern Illinois MVC 20 14 5.17 -4.00 1.17
125 Southern Mississippi Metro 10 17 3.84 -2.66 1.17
126 Tulsa MVC 18 13 -6.78 7.93 1.16
127 Oregon Pac-10 8 21 -2.54 3.63 1.08
128 Nevada Big Sky 16 12 14.97 -13.97 0.99
129 Austin Peay OVC 18 12 6.06 -5.17 0.89
130 Southern Methodist SWC 13 16 -5.23 6.06 0.83
131 Western Kentucky Sun Belt 14 15 0.85 -0.10 0.75
132 San Diego State WAC 12 17 -0.95 1.56 0.61
133 Green Bay Mid-Cont 14 14 -9.66 10.15 0.50
134 Drake MVC 12 17 -7.42 7.57 0.15
135 Stetson A-Sun 17 12 -0.95 1.06 0.12
136 Texas Christian SWC 17 13 -8.41 8.43 0.03
137 Jacksonville Sun Belt 14 16 4.06 -4.05 0.01
138 Towson ECC 19 10 2.65 -2.74 -0.09
139 Illinois-Chicago Mid-Cont 13 17 3.37 -3.57 -0.20
140 Saint Peter's MAAC 22 9 -8.24 7.97 -0.27
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
141 Eastern Illinois Mid-Cont 16 16 2.77 -3.06 -0.29
142 Auburn SEC 9 19 0.74 -1.04 -0.30
143 Dayton MW Coll 12 17 -0.10 -0.24 -0.34
144 Oral Roberts Ind 8 20 13.48 -13.86 -0.38
145 San Francisco WCC 16 12 -1.79 1.36 -0.42
146 Northern Iowa Mid-Cont 19 9 6.99 -7.43 -0.44
147 Southern SWAC 20 11 14.33 -14.86 -0.53
148 East Tennessee State Southern 20 11 6.50 -7.04 -0.54
149 Loyola (IL) MW Coll 11 17 10.11 -10.97 -0.86
150 Appalachian State Southern 20 8 -3.92 2.99 -0.93
151 Weber State Big Sky 17 11 -2.09 1.10 -0.99
152 Long Beach State Big West 13 15 -5.05 3.85 -1.19
153 Toledo MAC 16 15 -7.62 6.42 -1.19
154 Butler MW Coll 11 17 -6.27 4.84 -1.43
155 Louisiana-Lafayette ASC 17 12 8.11 -9.68 -1.57
156 Illinois State MVC 13 17 -8.84 7.16 -1.69
157 Chattanooga Southern 18 12 -1.44 -0.27 -1.71
158 UC-Irvine Big West 12 17 8.52 -10.29 -1.77
159 Citadel Southern 16 12 -1.20 -0.59 -1.79
160 Rhode Island A-10 13 15 -1.06 -0.78 -1.84
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
161 Ohio MAC 12 17 2.25 -4.40 -2.15
162 Princeton Ivy 19 8 -20.25 18.06 -2.19
163 Marshall Southern 15 15 6.05 -8.25 -2.21
164 Lamar ASC 12 16 2.46 -4.86 -2.40
165 McNeese State Southland 16 14 -5.72 3.32 -2.40
166 Fordham MAAC 14 15 -7.09 4.63 -2.46
167 Duquesne A-10 13 16 4.51 -7.24 -2.73
168 George Mason CAA 20 11 -0.20 -2.72 -2.92
169 James Madison CAA 16 14 -4.43 1.44 -2.99
170 Texas-San Antonio A-Sun 15 13 0.59 -3.60 -3.01
171 Texas-Rio Grande Valley ASC 15 13 -7.30 4.09 -3.21
172 South Florida Sun Belt 7 21 -1.80 -1.42 -3.22
173 Rice SWC 12 16 -4.87 1.62 -3.26
174 Bucknell ECC 23 8 2.05 -5.42 -3.37
175 Central Michigan MAC 12 16 -5.40 2.00 -3.40
176 Bowling Green State MAC 12 16 -8.52 4.87 -3.65
177 Iona MAAC 15 16 -4.33 0.55 -3.78
178 Northeastern NAC 17 11 2.34 -6.25 -3.91
179 North Carolina-Wilmington CAA 16 14 -6.92 3.00 -3.92
180 American CAA 17 11 2.10 -6.21 -4.11
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
181 Western Michigan MAC 12 16 -2.64 -1.72 -4.36
182 South Carolina State MEAC 25 8 1.17 -5.72 -4.55
183 Pacific Big West 7 21 -2.48 -2.13 -4.61
184 Furman Southern 17 12 -3.61 -1.17 -4.78
185 Holy Cross MAAC 13 15 5.28 -10.27 -4.99
186 Montana State Big Sky 14 15 0.16 -5.24 -5.08
187 San Diego WCC 8 20 -10.33 5.09 -5.24
188 Sam Houston State Southland 12 16 -1.39 -4.38 -5.77
189 Texas Southern SWAC 17 13 1.89 -7.79 -5.90
190 Virginia Military Institute Southern 11 17 -2.74 -3.18 -5.92
191 Dartmouth Ivy 17 9 -1.44 -4.54 -5.97
192 Lafayette ECC 20 10 -12.07 5.96 -6.10
193 Northwestern State Southland 13 16 9.05 -15.18 -6.13
194 North Texas Southland 14 15 1.42 -7.58 -6.15
195 Hartford NAC 15 13 -10.83 4.61 -6.23
196 Grambling SWAC 15 14 -1.72 -5.05 -6.77
197 Eastern Washington Big Sky 8 22 -2.71 -4.13 -6.84
198 Valparaiso Mid-Cont 10 19 -3.49 -3.41 -6.90
199 Georgia State A-Sun 14 14 6.01 -13.27 -7.26
200 Western Carolina Southern 12 16 -8.82 1.55 -7.27
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
201 San Jose State Big West 5 23 -7.33 -0.05 -7.37
202 Coppin State MEAC 18 11 -5.21 -2.29 -7.50
203 Detroit Mercy MW Coll 7 21 -4.76 -2.75 -7.51
204 Texas State Southland 13 17 -4.62 -2.91 -7.53
205 Army MAAC 12 16 -3.55 -4.02 -7.57
206 East Carolina CAA 15 14 -7.14 -0.44 -7.58
207 Centenary (LA) A-Sun 16 14 3.78 -11.36 -7.59
208 Indiana State MVC 4 24 -0.30 -7.30 -7.60
209 Louisiana-Monroe Southland 17 12 -4.40 -3.46 -7.85
210 Wright State Ind 17 11 1.71 -9.58 -7.87
211 Delaware ECC 14 14 -5.24 -2.93 -8.17
212 Canisius NAC 13 15 -8.67 0.09 -8.59
213 Saint Joseph's A-10 8 21 -7.72 -0.93 -8.65
214 Robert Morris NEC 21 9 -5.35 -3.41 -8.76
215 Drexel ECC 12 16 0.26 -9.17 -8.90
216 Mercer A-Sun 14 14 -6.22 -2.78 -9.01
217 Mount St. Mary's Ind 12 15 -1.79 -7.29 -9.07
218 Pennsylvania Ivy 13 13 -11.14 2.05 -9.09
219 Southern Utah Ind 10 18 -1.37 -7.93 -9.31
220 Hofstra ECC 14 15 -11.49 2.13 -9.36
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
221 Morehead State OVC 15 16 -2.65 -6.73 -9.39
222 Baylor SWC 5 22 -9.97 0.54 -9.43
223 Samford A-Sun 8 19 -13.91 4.40 -9.51
224 Florida A&M MEAC 20 10 -3.22 -6.49 -9.71
225 Lehigh ECC 10 18 -3.09 -6.72 -9.81
226 Coastal Carolina Big South 14 14 -7.47 -2.40 -9.87
227 Fairfield MAAC 7 21 -14.00 3.83 -10.17
228 Chicago State Ind 12 16 -8.00 -2.20 -10.20
229 Alabama State SWAC 13 16 3.82 -14.04 -10.22
230 Maine NAC 9 19 -13.01 2.73 -10.28
231 St. Bonaventure A-10 13 15 -4.74 -5.65 -10.38
232 Marist NEC 13 15 -3.42 -6.97 -10.39
233 Massachusetts A-10 10 18 1.35 -11.93 -10.58
234 Jackson State SWAC 15 13 -6.61 -4.00 -10.61
235 Texas-Arlington Southland 7 21 -12.03 1.42 -10.61
236 Niagara NAC 9 19 -8.35 -2.37 -10.72
237 Stephen F. Austin Southland 10 18 -8.50 -2.29 -10.79
238 Fairleigh Dickinson NEC 17 12 -9.78 -1.19 -10.96
239 Campbell Big South 18 12 -10.34 -0.64 -10.98
240 Idaho State Big Sky 9 18 -7.26 -3.76 -11.02
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
241 Houston Baptist A-Sun 9 20 -8.97 -2.18 -11.14
242 North Carolina-Asheville Big South 16 14 -1.58 -9.61 -11.19
243 Northern Illinois Ind 11 17 -0.58 -10.63 -11.20
244 Tennessee Tech OVC 10 20 -2.26 -9.03 -11.29
245 Monmouth NEC 15 13 -7.51 -4.20 -11.71
246 Yale Ivy 11 17 -7.10 -4.64 -11.74
247 Western Illinois Mid-Cont 9 19 -11.11 -0.72 -11.84
248 U.S. International Ind 11 17 9.61 -21.47 -11.86
249 Mississippi Valley State SWAC 8 20 -6.13 -5.82 -11.94
250 Morgan State MEAC 16 13 -7.20 -4.81 -12.01
251 Maryland-Baltimore County Ind 17 11 -4.18 -7.98 -12.16
252 Portland WCC 2 26 -9.43 -3.01 -12.44
253 Navy CAA 6 22 -10.07 -2.43 -12.50
254 Winthrop Big South 16 13 -16.73 3.47 -13.25
255 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 12 16 -14.35 0.73 -13.61
256 Florida International Ind 10 18 4.31 -17.97 -13.65
257 Charleston Southern Big South 12 16 -7.12 -6.87 -13.99
258 Manhattan MAAC 7 21 -14.89 0.56 -14.33
259 George Washington A-10 1 27 -7.65 -6.76 -14.41
260 North Carolina A&T MEAC 9 18 -7.69 -6.95 -14.64
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
261 Harvard Ivy 11 15 -5.86 -8.89 -14.74
262 Davidson Ind 7 24 -13.76 -1.03 -14.79
263 Radford Big South 15 13 -4.95 -9.88 -14.83
264 Cornell Ivy 10 16 -10.79 -4.23 -15.03
265 Nicholls State Ind 12 16 -10.47 -4.63 -15.10
266 Eastern Kentucky OVC 7 22 -14.67 -0.61 -15.28
267 New Hampshire NAC 4 22 -5.88 -9.63 -15.51
268 Saint Francis (PA) NEC 13 16 -3.88 -11.93 -15.81
269 Hardin-Simmons A-Sun 8 19 -14.02 -1.86 -15.88
270 Prairie View SWAC 11 16 -8.99 -7.07 -16.07
271 Tennessee State OVC 4 24 -9.64 -6.52 -16.16
272 Colgate NAC 6 22 -11.60 -4.65 -16.26
273 Youngstown State Ind 5 23 -3.01 -13.64 -16.65
274 Liberty Ind 10 17 -8.12 -8.58 -16.70
275 William & Mary CAA 5 23 -10.94 -5.79 -16.72
276 Vermont NAC 6 21 -10.70 -6.13 -16.83
277 Loyola (MD) NEC 10 18 -1.83 -15.43 -17.26
278 Long Island University NEC 9 19 -9.14 -8.34 -17.48
279 Rider ECC 5 23 -7.31 -10.19 -17.50
280 Brown Ivy 7 19 -7.61 -10.24 -17.84
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf W L Pts Opp OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
281 Howard MEAC 9 19 -17.92 0.01 -17.91
282 St. Francis (NY) NEC 14 16 -9.90 -8.64 -18.53
283 Central Florida Ind 7 20 -5.02 -13.88 -18.89
284 Northern Arizona Big Sky 2 25 -15.41 -4.02 -19.43
285 Alcorn State SWAC 5 23 -12.98 -6.64 -19.62
286 Columbia Ivy 8 18 -12.14 -7.71 -19.85
287 Augusta State Big South 5 23 -3.02 -17.23 -20.25
288 Central Connecticut State Ind 10 18 -10.89 -9.38 -20.27
289 Delaware State MEAC 11 17 2.30 -23.74 -21.44
290 Wagner NEC 11 16 -6.53 -15.00 -21.53
291 Southeastern Louisiana Ind 3 24 -20.84 -2.93 -23.77
292 Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC 1 26 -7.90 -21.99 -29.89
293 Brooklyn Ind 4 23 -17.61 -13.39 -31.00