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1988-89 School Ratings

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

Consensus Player of the Year: Sean Elliott

AP Preseason #1: Duke ▪ AP 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 OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
1 Arizona Pac-10 13.95 13.98 27.93
2 Michigan Big Ten 19.84 7.79 27.63
3 Duke ACC 14.27 10.67 24.94
4 Illinois Big Ten 16.18 8.50 24.68
5 Oklahoma Big 8 27.41 -3.45 23.95
6 North Carolina ACC 19.46 3.27 22.73
7 Syracuse Big East 18.37 3.93 22.30
8 Seton Hall Big East 11.20 9.71 20.91
9 Missouri Big 8 13.65 7.15 20.80
10 Georgetown Big East 4.65 15.82 20.48
11 Indiana Big Ten 9.01 11.26 20.27
12 Stanford Pac-10 5.81 14.20 20.01
13 Iowa Big Ten 18.71 0.28 18.99
14 North Carolina State ACC 12.37 5.29 17.66
15 Louisville Metro 9.49 8.10 17.59
16 Nevada-Las Vegas Big West 13.24 4.18 17.42
17 Arkansas SWC 14.14 3.12 17.26
18 Oregon State Pac-10 6.16 10.11 16.27
19 Providence Big East 12.41 3.85 16.27
20 Purdue Big Ten 5.06 11.18 16.24
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
21 Ohio State Big Ten 10.81 5.34 16.15
22 Kansas Big 8 14.88 1.07 15.95
23 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC -2.94 18.64 15.70
24 Virginia ACC 9.36 6.02 15.38
25 Florida State Metro 16.20 -1.07 15.13
26 Georgia Tech ACC 7.15 7.04 14.19
27 Wisconsin Big Ten -1.62 15.61 13.98
28 UCLA Pac-10 9.54 4.36 13.90
29 Minnesota Big Ten 3.91 9.88 13.79
30 Kansas State Big 8 4.91 8.72 13.63
31 Connecticut Big East 1.26 12.35 13.61
32 South Alabama Sun Belt 14.91 -1.39 13.52
33 Texas-El Paso WAC 4.96 8.13 13.09
34 Oklahoma State Big 8 8.22 4.47 12.69
35 Evansville MW Coll 7.27 4.89 12.16
36 Memphis Metro 5.39 6.71 12.11
37 Michigan State Big Ten 3.66 8.17 11.83
38 Vanderbilt SEC 3.76 8.06 11.82
39 Clemson ACC 7.61 3.95 11.55
40 Pittsburgh Big East 9.64 1.86 11.50
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
41 Notre Dame Ind 6.12 5.18 11.30
42 West Virginia A-10 1.74 9.32 11.06
43 La Salle MAAC 9.26 1.51 10.77
44 New Mexico WAC 7.65 3.03 10.68
45 California Pac-10 0.50 10.13 10.63
46 Idaho Big Sky -0.37 10.82 10.45
47 Iowa State Big 8 12.59 -2.56 10.03
48 Arkansas-Little Rock A-Sun 14.16 -4.29 9.86
49 St. John's (NY) Big East -0.24 10.08 9.84
50 Texas SWC 20.26 -10.57 9.69
51 Alabama SEC -0.60 10.19 9.59
52 Ball State MAC -4.31 13.79 9.48
53 DePaul Ind 1.17 8.23 9.40
54 Tennessee SEC 10.47 -1.26 9.21
55 Saint Louis MW Coll -1.57 10.70 9.13
56 Akron Ind 3.95 5.12 9.07
57 Wichita State MVC 3.34 5.44 8.77
58 Siena NAC 9.34 -0.64 8.70
59 Louisiana State SEC 19.22 -11.09 8.14
60 Wake Forest ACC 4.83 3.28 8.12
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
61 Temple A-10 -3.57 11.68 8.11
62 Villanova Big East -0.10 8.05 7.96
63 California-Santa Barbara Big West -1.64 9.45 7.81
64 South Carolina Metro -0.51 8.28 7.77
65 Colorado State WAC -8.72 16.26 7.54
66 Georgia SEC 3.07 4.28 7.34
67 Loyola Marymount WCC 37.37 -30.03 7.34
68 Louisiana Tech ASC 4.99 2.27 7.26
69 Alabama-Birmingham Sun Belt 8.12 -1.05 7.07
70 Arkansas State ASC -5.45 12.36 6.91
71 Florida SEC 3.47 3.40 6.87
72 Hawaii WAC -0.95 7.79 6.84
73 Nebraska Big 8 2.47 3.55 6.02
74 Missouri State Mid-Cont -7.08 13.04 5.96
75 New Mexico State Big West -3.66 9.60 5.95
76 Xavier MW Coll 7.08 -1.30 5.77
77 Boise State Big Sky -9.06 14.81 5.75
78 Charlotte Sun Belt -0.02 5.71 5.69
79 Kent State MAC 0.82 4.77 5.59
80 Brigham Young WAC 9.68 -4.10 5.58
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
81 Middle Tennessee OVC 10.72 -5.42 5.30
82 Southern California Pac-10 -0.35 5.56 5.21
83 Utah WAC -0.52 5.59 5.07
84 Northwestern Big Ten 2.25 2.81 5.06
85 Pepperdine WCC 1.78 3.16 4.94
86 Wyoming WAC 0.76 4.04 4.81
87 Cincinnati Metro 0.31 4.49 4.80
88 Santa Clara WCC -6.58 11.26 4.68
89 Texas Tech SWC -3.48 8.16 4.68
90 Penn State A-10 1.53 3.07 4.60
91 Old Dominion Sun Belt 5.22 -0.71 4.51
92 Kentucky SEC -3.70 8.15 4.45
93 Mississippi SEC 0.76 3.65 4.41
94 Fresno State Big West -8.04 12.24 4.20
95 New Orleans ASC -7.05 11.10 4.05
96 Houston SWC 4.35 -0.33 4.02
97 Maryland ACC -4.63 8.63 4.01
98 Utah State Big West 4.83 -1.14 3.69
99 Washington State Pac-10 -8.47 11.96 3.49
100 Creighton MVC -0.01 3.46 3.44
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
101 Boston College Big East 1.43 1.97 3.39
102 Mississippi State SEC 0.89 2.44 3.33
103 Arizona State Pac-10 9.83 -6.81 3.02
104 Virginia Tech Metro 14.28 -11.28 3.00
105 Colorado Big 8 4.24 -1.28 2.96
106 Air Force WAC -4.45 7.38 2.94
107 Miami (FL) Ind 14.03 -11.18 2.84
108 Virginia Commonwealth Sun Belt 3.02 -0.26 2.76
109 Richmond CAA -6.10 8.79 2.69
110 Texas A&M SWC 0.28 2.34 2.62
111 Washington Pac-10 5.90 -3.31 2.59
112 Rutgers A-10 2.07 0.46 2.52
113 Boston University NAC -0.61 2.81 2.20
114 Bradley MVC 8.63 -6.55 2.08
115 Cleveland State Mid-Cont 9.88 -7.94 1.94
116 Cal State Fullerton Big West -0.91 2.79 1.88
117 Georgia Southern A-Sun -1.52 3.38 1.87
118 Montana Big Sky -1.93 3.56 1.63
119 Murray State OVC -2.29 3.80 1.52
120 Gonzaga WCC -0.60 1.96 1.36
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
121 Marquette Ind 0.00 1.33 1.33
122 Eastern Michigan MAC 3.22 -2.01 1.21
123 Miami (OH) MAC -2.97 4.16 1.20
124 Southern Mississippi Metro 3.85 -2.67 1.18
125 Tulsa MVC -6.74 7.89 1.16
126 Oregon Pac-10 -2.55 3.63 1.09
127 Southern Illinois MVC 5.01 -3.98 1.03
128 Nevada Big Sky 14.97 -13.97 1.00
129 Austin Peay OVC 6.06 -5.17 0.89
130 Southern Methodist SWC -5.23 6.06 0.83
131 Western Kentucky Sun Belt 0.84 -0.10 0.75
132 San Diego State WAC -0.95 1.56 0.61
133 Green Bay Mid-Cont -9.66 10.15 0.50
134 Drake MVC -7.37 7.52 0.15
135 Stetson A-Sun -0.95 1.07 0.12
136 Texas Christian SWC -8.41 8.43 0.03
137 Jacksonville Sun Belt 4.06 -4.05 0.01
138 Towson ECC 2.65 -2.74 -0.09
139 Illinois-Chicago Mid-Cont 3.36 -3.56 -0.19
140 Saint Peter's MAAC -8.24 7.97 -0.27
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
141 Eastern Illinois Mid-Cont 2.79 -3.08 -0.29
142 Auburn SEC 0.74 -1.03 -0.30
143 Dayton MW Coll -0.09 -0.25 -0.34
144 Oral Roberts Ind 13.48 -13.86 -0.37
145 San Francisco WCC -1.79 1.37 -0.42
146 Northern Iowa Mid-Cont 6.98 -7.43 -0.44
147 Southern SWAC 14.33 -14.86 -0.53
148 East Tennessee State Southern 6.50 -7.04 -0.54
149 Loyola (IL) MW Coll 10.11 -10.97 -0.86
150 Appalachian State Southern -3.93 3.00 -0.93
151 Weber State Big Sky -2.09 1.10 -0.99
152 Long Beach State Big West -5.05 3.86 -1.19
153 Toledo MAC -7.62 6.42 -1.20
154 Butler MW Coll -6.24 4.82 -1.42
155 Louisiana-Lafayette ASC 8.11 -9.68 -1.57
156 Illinois State MVC -8.80 7.12 -1.69
157 Chattanooga Southern -1.44 -0.27 -1.71
158 California-Irvine Big West 8.52 -10.29 -1.76
159 Citadel Southern -1.18 -0.60 -1.79
160 Rhode Island A-10 -1.06 -0.78 -1.84
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
161 Ohio MAC 2.25 -4.40 -2.15
162 Princeton Ivy -20.25 18.06 -2.18
163 Marshall Southern 6.04 -8.25 -2.21
164 Lamar ASC 2.46 -4.86 -2.40
165 McNeese State Southland -5.72 3.32 -2.40
166 Fordham MAAC -7.09 4.63 -2.46
167 Duquesne A-10 4.51 -7.24 -2.73
168 George Mason CAA -0.20 -2.72 -2.92
169 James Madison CAA -4.43 1.44 -2.99
170 Texas-San Antonio A-Sun 0.59 -3.59 -3.01
171 Texas-Pan American ASC -7.30 4.09 -3.20
172 South Florida Sun Belt -1.80 -1.42 -3.22
173 Rice SWC -4.85 1.61 -3.25
174 Bucknell ECC 2.05 -5.42 -3.37
175 Central Michigan MAC -5.40 2.00 -3.40
176 Bowling Green State MAC -8.52 4.88 -3.65
177 Iona MAAC -4.33 0.55 -3.78
178 Northeastern NAC 2.34 -6.25 -3.91
179 North Carolina-Wilmington CAA -6.92 3.00 -3.92
180 American CAA 2.10 -6.20 -4.10
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
181 Western Michigan MAC -2.64 -1.72 -4.36
182 South Carolina State MEAC 1.17 -5.72 -4.55
183 Pacific Big West -2.48 -2.13 -4.61
184 Furman Southern -3.61 -1.16 -4.78
185 Holy Cross MAAC 5.28 -10.27 -4.98
186 Montana State Big Sky 0.16 -5.24 -5.08
187 San Diego WCC -10.33 5.09 -5.24
188 Sam Houston State Southland -1.39 -4.38 -5.77
189 Texas Southern SWAC 1.89 -7.78 -5.90
190 Virginia Military Institute Southern -2.74 -3.18 -5.92
191 Dartmouth Ivy -1.44 -4.54 -5.97
192 Lafayette ECC -12.07 5.97 -6.10
193 Northwestern State Southland 9.04 -15.18 -6.13
194 North Texas Southland 1.42 -7.58 -6.15
195 Hartford NAC -10.84 4.61 -6.23
196 Grambling SWAC -1.72 -5.05 -6.77
197 Eastern Washington Big Sky -2.71 -4.13 -6.84
198 Valparaiso Mid-Cont -3.49 -3.41 -6.90
199 Georgia State A-Sun 6.01 -13.27 -7.26
200 Western Carolina Southern -8.82 1.56 -7.27
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
201 San Jose State Big West -7.33 -0.04 -7.37
202 Coppin State MEAC -5.21 -2.28 -7.50
203 Detroit Mercy MW Coll -4.77 -2.74 -7.51
204 Indiana State MVC -0.69 -6.82 -7.51
205 Texas State Southland -4.62 -2.91 -7.53
206 Army MAAC -3.55 -4.02 -7.56
207 East Carolina CAA -7.14 -0.44 -7.58
208 Centenary (LA) A-Sun 3.77 -11.36 -7.59
209 Louisiana-Monroe Southland -4.40 -3.45 -7.85
210 Wright State Ind 1.70 -9.58 -7.87
211 Delaware ECC -5.24 -2.93 -8.17
212 Canisius NAC -8.67 0.09 -8.59
213 Saint Joseph's A-10 -7.72 -0.93 -8.65
214 Robert Morris NEC -5.35 -3.41 -8.76
215 Drexel ECC 0.26 -9.16 -8.90
216 Mercer A-Sun -6.22 -2.78 -9.01
217 Mount St. Mary's Ind -1.79 -7.28 -9.07
218 Pennsylvania Ivy -11.14 2.05 -9.09
219 Southern Utah Ind -1.37 -7.93 -9.30
220 Hofstra ECC -11.49 2.13 -9.36
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
221 Morehead State OVC -2.65 -6.73 -9.39
222 Baylor SWC -9.97 0.55 -9.42
223 Samford A-Sun -13.91 4.40 -9.51
224 Florida A&M MEAC -3.22 -6.49 -9.71
225 Lehigh ECC -3.09 -6.72 -9.81
226 Coastal Carolina Big South -7.47 -2.40 -9.86
227 Fairfield MAAC -14.00 3.83 -10.17
228 Chicago State Ind -8.00 -2.20 -10.20
229 Alabama State SWAC 3.82 -14.04 -10.22
230 Maine NAC -13.01 2.73 -10.27
231 St. Bonaventure A-10 -4.74 -5.65 -10.38
232 Marist NEC -3.42 -6.97 -10.39
233 Massachusetts A-10 1.35 -11.93 -10.58
234 Jackson State SWAC -6.61 -4.00 -10.61
235 Texas-Arlington Southland -12.03 1.42 -10.61
236 Niagara NAC -8.35 -2.36 -10.72
237 Stephen F. Austin Southland -8.50 -2.29 -10.79
238 Fairleigh Dickinson NEC -9.78 -1.18 -10.96
239 Campbell Big South -10.34 -0.64 -10.98
240 Idaho State Big Sky -7.26 -3.76 -11.02
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
241 Houston Baptist A-Sun -8.97 -2.18 -11.14
242 North Carolina-Asheville Big South -1.58 -9.61 -11.19
243 Northern Illinois Ind -0.58 -10.63 -11.21
244 Tennessee Tech OVC -2.26 -9.03 -11.29
245 Monmouth NEC -7.51 -4.20 -11.71
246 Yale Ivy -7.10 -4.64 -11.74
247 Western Illinois Mid-Cont -11.12 -0.72 -11.84
248 Alliant International Ind 9.61 -21.47 -11.86
249 Mississippi Valley State SWAC -6.13 -5.81 -11.94
250 Morgan State MEAC -7.20 -4.81 -12.01
251 Maryland-Baltimore County Ind -4.18 -7.98 -12.16
252 Portland WCC -9.43 -3.01 -12.43
253 Navy CAA -10.07 -2.43 -12.50
254 Winthrop Big South -16.73 3.47 -13.25
255 Bethune-Cookman MEAC -14.35 0.73 -13.61
256 Florida International Ind 4.31 -17.96 -13.65
257 Charleston Southern Big South -7.12 -6.87 -13.99
258 Manhattan MAAC -14.89 0.56 -14.33
259 George Washington A-10 -7.65 -6.76 -14.41
260 North Carolina A&T MEAC -7.69 -6.95 -14.64
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
261 Harvard Ivy -5.86 -8.88 -14.74
262 Davidson Ind -13.76 -1.03 -14.79
263 Radford Big South -4.95 -9.88 -14.83
264 Cornell Ivy -10.79 -4.23 -15.02
265 Nicholls State Ind -10.47 -4.63 -15.10
266 Eastern Kentucky OVC -14.67 -0.61 -15.28
267 New Hampshire NAC -5.88 -9.63 -15.51
268 Saint Francis (PA) NEC -3.88 -11.93 -15.81
269 Hardin-Simmons A-Sun -14.02 -1.86 -15.88
270 Prairie View SWAC -8.99 -7.07 -16.07
271 Tennessee State OVC -9.64 -6.51 -16.16
272 Colgate NAC -11.60 -4.65 -16.25
273 Youngstown State Ind -3.01 -13.64 -16.65
274 Liberty Ind -8.13 -8.58 -16.70
275 William & Mary CAA -10.94 -5.79 -16.72
276 Vermont NAC -10.70 -6.13 -16.83
277 Loyola (MD) NEC -1.83 -15.43 -17.26
278 Long Island University NEC -9.14 -8.34 -17.48
279 Rider ECC -7.31 -10.19 -17.50
280 Brown Ivy -7.61 -10.24 -17.84
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
281 Howard MEAC -17.92 0.01 -17.91
282 St. Francis (NY) NEC -9.90 -8.64 -18.53
283 Central Florida Ind -5.02 -13.88 -18.89
284 Northern Arizona Big Sky -15.41 -4.02 -19.43
285 Alcorn State SWAC -12.98 -6.64 -19.62
286 Columbia Ivy -12.14 -7.71 -19.85
287 Augusta State Big South -3.02 -17.23 -20.25
288 Central Connecticut State Ind -10.89 -9.38 -20.26
289 Delaware State MEAC 2.30 -23.74 -21.44
290 Wagner NEC -6.53 -15.00 -21.53
291 Southeastern Louisiana Ind -20.84 -2.93 -23.77
292 Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC -7.90 -21.99 -29.89
293 Brooklyn Ind -17.61 -13.39 -31.00