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1988-89 Season Summary

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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

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 Big Ten Conference 10 209 119 .637 16.86 11.71 4 5 2 Indiana
2 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 162 94 .633 14.82 9.06 3 6 1 North Carolina State North Carolina
3 Big East Conference 9 193 103 .652 14.03 8.46 3 5 1 Georgetown Georgetown
4 Big Eight Conference 8 155 99 .610 13.25 9.11 2 4 0 Oklahoma Missouri
5 Pacific-10 Conference 10 170 136 .556 10.41 8.10 2 4 0 Arizona Arizona
6 Metropolitan Collegiate Athletic Conference 7 122 85 .589 8.80 5.37 2 4 0 Florida State Louisville
7 Southeastern Conference 10 167 142 .540 6.48 5.59 1 5 0 Florida Alabama
8 Western Athletic Conference 9 158 121 .566 6.35 4.27 0 2 0 Colorado State Texas-El Paso
9 Sun Belt Conference 8 125 113 .525 3.89 2.41 0 1 0 South Alabama South Alabama
10 Southwest Conference 9 143 126 .532 2.94 2.46 0 2 0 Arkansas Arkansas
11 Big West Conference 10 151 147 .507 2.60 3.07 1 1 0 Nevada-Las Vegas Nevada-Las Vegas
12 Midwestern Collegiate Conference 7 114 100 .533 2.42 1.72 0 2 0 Evansville Evansville
13 West Coast Conference 8 125 112 .527 1.99 2.20 0 2 0 Saint Mary's (CA) Loyola Marymount
14 American South Conference 6 106 71 .599 1.84 -0.25 0 1 0 New Orleans Louisiana Tech
15 Missouri Valley Conference 8 119 121 .496 0.93 2.26 0 1 0 Creighton Creighton
16 Mid-American Conference 9 142 122 .538 0.30 0.79 1 1 0 Ball State Ball State
17 Mid-Continent Conference 8 118 116 .504 -1.41 -0.69 0 1 0 Missouri State Missouri State
18 Atlantic 10 Conference 10 140 154 .476 -2.23 -0.69 1 2 0 West Virginia Rutgers
19 Big Sky Conference 9 134 127 .513 -2.72 -0.96 0 1 0 Boise State
Idaho
Idaho
20 Southern Conference 8 129 103 .556 -3.14 -2.29 0 1 0 Chattanooga East Tennessee State
21 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 8 116 119 .494 -4.10 -3.41 0 1 0 La Salle La Salle
22 Atlantic Sun Conference 10 147 139 .514 -5.15 -4.11 0 1 0 Georgia Southern Arkansas-Little Rock
23 Colonial Athletic Association 8 116 119 .494 -6.00 -4.58 0 1 0 Richmond George Mason
24 Ohio Valley Conference 7 96 113 .459 -6.35 -3.49 0 1 0 Middle Tennessee
Murray State
Middle Tennessee
25 Southland Conference 8 102 129 .442 -7.15 -5.30 0 1 0 North Texas McNeese State
26 North Atlantic Conference 10 125 156 .445 -7.74 -5.88 0 1 0 Siena Siena
27 East Coast Conference 8 117 114 .506 -7.91 -7.41 0 1 0 Bucknell Bucknell
28 Independent 22 261 364 .418 -9.50 -3.72 0 2 0 Akron
29 Southwest Athletic Conference 8 104 126 .452 -10.21 -6.28 0 1 0 Grambling
Southern
Texas Southern
Southern
30 Ivy Group 8 96 115 .455 -12.05 -7.51 0 1 0 Princeton
31 Big South Conference 7 96 105 .478 -13.48 -10.10 0 0 0 Coastal Carolina North Carolina-Asheville
32 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 9 121 138 .467 -14.58 -11.51 0 1 0 South Carolina State South Carolina State
33 Northeast Conference 9 123 134 .479 -14.71 -11.55 0 1 0 Robert Morris Robert Morris

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 11/22 11/29 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/7 Final
Arizona Pac-10 11 10 11 10 9 9 8 8 12 9 6 4 1 2 2 1 1 1
Georgetown Big East 2 2 3 4 5 6 5 5 7 3 2 6 2 4 3 2 3 2
Illinois Big Ten 9 9 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 2 7 5 10 8 4 3
Oklahoma Big 8 5 4 5 6 7 7 6 4 3 5 4 1 5 1 1 4 2 4
North Carolina ACC 6 5 10 8 8 8 7 6 8 13 7 3 6 8 5 5 9 5
Missouri Big 8 14 13 8 11 10 10 11 11 10 8 5 5 3 3 7 7 10 6
Syracuse Big East 8 6 4 3 3 3 3 2 4 11 14 14 9 6 6 6 5 7
Indiana Big Ten   20               19 16 17 13 9 4 3 6 8
Duke ACC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 12 14 11 9 9 7 9
Michigan Big Ten 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 7 6 6 10 11 10 13 13 10 8 10
Seton Hall Big East       20 17 15 13 10 13 12 9 10 11 12 15 12 11 11
Louisville Metro 4 12 13 15 15 14 14 13 9 4 3 7 4 10 8 14 16 12
Stanford Pac-10 20                 20 19 20 18 17 16 13 12 13
Iowa Big Ten 7 7 6 5 4 4 9 9 5 7 12 9 8 15 14 11 15 14
Nevada-Las Vegas Big West 10 8 9 9 13 13 12 12 11 10 13 16 19 18 18 18 18 15
Florida State Metro 16 17 14 13 12 11 10 15 14 14 11 8 12 7 12 16 14 16
West Virginia A-10                       18 15 14 11 15 13 17
Ball State MAC                             20 19 19 18
North Carolina State ACC 18 18 16 19 18 17 18 16 15 15 15 13 17 19 17 20 17 19
Alabama SEC                                   20
School Conf Pre 11/22 11/29 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/7 Final
Connecticut Big East       18                            
Florida SEC 15 15 19                              
Georgia SEC               20                    
Georgia Tech ACC 13 14 12 12 11 16 17 19 19       20          
Kansas Big 8           20 20 18 16 17 18              
Louisiana State SEC                       19   20        
Notre Dame Ind         19                          
Ohio State Big Ten 17 16 15 14 14 12 15 14 18 16 17 15 16 16        
Providence Big East                 20   20              
Saint Mary's (CA) WCC                             19 17 20  
South Carolina Metro           18 16                      
Temple A-10 19 19 17                              
Tennessee SEC     20 16 16 19 19 17 17 18                
UCLA Pac-10         20                          
Villanova Big East 12 11 18 17