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1995-96 Season Summary

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National Champion: Kentucky
Final Four: Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi State and Syracuse

Consensus Player of the Year: Marcus Camby

AP Preseason #1: Kentucky ▪ AP Final #1: Massachusetts

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 9 164 111 .596 14.98 10.20 3 6 0 Georgia Tech Wake Forest
2 Big East Conference 13 231 163 .586 13.33 9.75 4 5 1 Connecticut (Big East 6)
Georgetown (Big East 7)
Connecticut
3 Southeastern Conference 12 226 148 .604 11.34 7.45 2 4 2 Kentucky (East)
Mississippi State (West)
Mississippi State
4 Big Ten Conference 11 197 139 .586 11.13 7.82 3 5 0 Purdue
5 Big Eight Conference 8 152 96 .613 10.46 6.54 2 4 0 Kansas Iowa State
6 Conference USA 11 198 135 .595 9.75 6.01 4 4 0 Cincinnati (Blue)
Tulane (Red)
Memphis (White)
Cincinnati
7 Pacific-10 Conference 10 161 130 .553 8.61 6.98 2 4 0 UCLA
8 Western Athletic Conference 10 167 133 .557 6.24 4.86 2 2 0 Utah New Mexico
9 Atlantic 10 Conference 12 195 168 .537 5.04 4.15 2 4 1 Massachusetts (East)
George Washington (West)
Virginia Tech (West)
Massachusetts
10 Southwest Conference 8 125 105 .543 3.24 2.70 1 2 0 Texas Tech Texas Tech
11 Missouri Valley Conference 11 164 152 .519 2.56 1.83 0 2 0 Bradley Tulsa
12 Mid-American Conference 10 148 135 .523 2.37 2.19 0 1 0 Eastern Michigan Eastern Michigan
13 West Coast Conference 8 129 99 .566 0.80 0.22 0 2 0 Gonzaga
Santa Clara
Portland
14 Sun Belt Conference 10 141 139 .504 -0.49 -0.21 0 1 0 Arkansas-Little Rock
New Orleans
New Orleans
15 Big West Conference 10 132 146 .475 -0.94 -0.02 0 1 0 Long Beach State San Jose State
16 Colonial Athletic Association 9 123 136 .475 -1.88 -0.97 0 1 0 Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Commonwealth
17 Midwestern Collegiate Conference 9 128 122 .512 -2.18 -1.56 0 2 0 Green Bay Northern Illinois
18 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 8 122 105 .537 -2.20 -2.68 0 1 0 Fairfield
Iona
Canisius
19 Big Sky Conference 8 108 114 .486 -3.88 -2.30 0 1 0 Montana State Montana State
20 North Atlantic Conference 10 128 152 .457 -6.03 -4.18 0 1 0 Drexel Drexel
21 Ohio Valley Conference 9 122 128 .488 -6.88 -4.16 0 1 0 Murray State Austin Peay
22 Southern Conference 10 130 147 .469 -7.44 -4.26 0 1 0 Davidson (North)
Western Carolina (South)
Western Carolina
23 Ivy Group 8 105 107 .495 -7.92 -6.32 0 1 0 Princeton
24 Southland Conference 10 120 152 .441 -8.23 -5.63 0 1 0 Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe
25 Atlantic Sun Conference 12 162 170 .488 -8.65 -6.71 0 1 0 College of Charleston (East)
Samford (West)
Southeastern Louisiana (West)
Central Florida
26 Northeast Conference 10 135 147 .479 -9.05 -7.01 0 1 0 Mount St. Mary's Monmouth
27 American West Conference 4 45 66 .405 -10.30 -3.99 0 0 0 Cal Poly Southern Utah
28 Big South Conference 8 101 120 .457 -10.73 -6.95 0 1 0 North Carolina-Greensboro North Carolina-Greensboro
29 Independent 2 22 31 .415 -11.25 -3.64 0 0 0 Oral Roberts
30 Patriot League 7 81 114 .415 -11.80 -7.63 0 1 0 Colgate
Navy
Colgate
31 Mid-Continent Conference 10 128 151 .459 -13.71 -9.96 0 1 0 Valparaiso Valparaiso
32 Southwest Athletic Conference 8 101 118 .461 -15.56 -9.72 0 1 0 Jackson State
Mississippi Valley State
Mississippi Valley State
33 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 10 116 159 .422 -16.86 -10.85 0 1 0 Coppin State
South Carolina State
South Carolina State

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 11/20 11/27 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/5 Final
Massachusetts A-10 7 7 5 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1
Kentucky SEC 1 1 1 5 5 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2
Connecticut Big East 6 6 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 3
Georgetown Big East 5 5 6 6 7 6 6 6 5 8 6 9 8 14 11 8 6 4
Kansas Big 8 2 2 2 1 1 1 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 5 5 3 5 4
Purdue Big Ten 24 24             22 17 19 17 14 11 7 5 4 4
Cincinnati CUSA 21 21 21 17 12 9 5 5 4 3 5 5 5 6 6 7 8 7
Texas Tech SWC                   25 22 15 13 12 9 9 7 8
Wake Forest ACC 11 11 10 10 11 12 14 12 8 6 9 12 9 8 10 13 12 9
Villanova Big East 3 3 3 2 2 7 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 4 4 6 9 10
Arizona Pac-10   19 4 4 4 3 9 9 18 18 13 14 16 13 13 11 11 11
Utah WAC 10 8 14 14 13 13 15 15 13 15 10 7 7 7 8 10 10 12
Georgia Tech ACC   25 20 16 19 21           25     23 18 18 13
UCLA Pac-10 4 4 23   24   23 20 17 13 15 19 17 18 16 17 17 14
Syracuse Big East         25 19 13 11 14 12 17 18 18 16 15 15 13 15
Memphis CUSA 13 12 7 7 6 5 3 3 9 9 12 11 15 15 19 14 14 16
Iowa State Big 8                         21 22 22 23 23 17
Penn State Big Ten                 20 14 14 10 10 9 14 12 16 18
Mississippi State SEC 9 9 8 8 15 16 17 17 12 21       25     25 19
Marquette CUSA                     24           21 20
Iowa Big Ten 8 10 11 12 9 10 10 10 11 16 22 16 19 19 18 20 19 21
Virginia Tech A-10 22 22 22 19 17 22 21 18 15 11 8 13 11 10 12 16 15 22
New Mexico WAC               25 25                 23
Louisville CUSA 12 13 18 23 20 25             20 24 21 21 22 24
North Carolina ACC 20 20 17 13 10 11 11 16 10 10 11 8 12 17 17 19 20 25
School Conf Pre 11/20 11/27 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/5 Final
Arkansas SEC 16   25                              
Auburn SEC                   23 21 22            
Boston College Big East               24   24 20 21 22 21 20      
California Pac-10 25         24         25              
Clemson ACC             24 22 16 19 18 24            
Duke ACC     12 18 21 20 20 19                    
Eastern Michigan MAC                       23 24 23        
George Washington A-10                               24    
Georgia SEC           18 16 14 19 22                
Green Bay MW Coll                             25 22 24  
Illinois Big Ten       21 16 14 12 13 21                  
Indiana Big Ten 23 23                                
Maryland ACC 15 14 19 20                            
Michigan Big Ten 17 16 24 22 18 17 19 21 23 20 16 20 23          
Missouri Big 8 14 15 13 11 14 15 18                      
Santa Clara WCC       25 22                          
Stanford Pac-10 18 18 16 24         24       25 20 24 25    
Texas SWC               23                    
Tulsa MVC             25                      
Virginia ACC 19 17 15 15 23 23 22