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1996-97 School Ratings

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National Champion: Arizona
Final Four: Arizona, Kentucky, Minnesota and North Carolina

Consensus Player of the Year: Tim Duncan

AP Preseason #1: Cincinnati ▪ AP Final #1: Kansas

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.

305 Schools

SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
1 Kentucky SEC (East) 18.06 11.16 29.23
2 Kansas Big 12 19.67 6.93 26.60
3 Minnesota Big Ten 12.22 11.12 23.35
4 North Carolina ACC 14.86 7.94 22.80
5 Duke ACC 15.57 7.15 22.72
6 Arizona Pac-10 17.59 4.01 21.60
7 Wake Forest ACC 5.29 15.92 21.21
8 Cincinnati CUSA (Blue) 14.31 6.33 20.64
9 Stanford Pac-10 12.71 7.02 19.73
10 Maryland ACC 11.43 6.30 17.74
11 Utah WAC (Mountain) 6.44 11.12 17.56
12 Clemson ACC 3.99 13.42 17.41
13 California Pac-10 7.84 9.40 17.25
14 Iowa Big Ten 7.87 8.97 16.84
15 Michigan Big Ten 10.21 6.52 16.73
16 Villanova Big East (Big East 6) 9.30 7.33 16.64
17 Rhode Island A-10 (East) 15.36 1.14 16.50
18 UCLA Pac-10 13.13 3.35 16.48
19 Florida State ACC 9.23 7.13 16.36
20 Xavier A-10 (West) 16.17 -0.03 16.14
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
21 Illinois Big Ten 10.41 5.23 15.64
22 Tulsa WAC (Mountain) 5.66 9.33 14.99
23 Arkansas SEC (West) 13.24 1.44 14.68
24 Temple A-10 (East) 0.94 13.74 14.68
25 New Mexico WAC (Mountain) 6.04 8.63 14.67
26 West Virginia Big East (Big East 6) 14.50 -0.02 14.47
27 South Carolina SEC (East) 8.58 5.81 14.39
28 North Carolina State ACC -5.51 19.77 14.26
29 Providence Big East (Big East 7) 9.80 4.38 14.18
30 Virginia ACC 4.57 9.52 14.09
31 Oklahoma Big 12 6.02 7.94 13.96
32 Indiana Big Ten 9.79 4.16 13.95
33 Oregon Pac-10 8.83 4.72 13.55
34 Marquette CUSA (Blue) 2.60 10.84 13.44
35 Iowa State Big 12 -0.03 13.45 13.43
36 Southern California Pac-10 13.12 0.26 13.38
37 Wisconsin Big Ten -4.87 18.07 13.20
38 Connecticut Big East (Big East 6) -0.26 13.28 13.02
39 Georgia SEC (East) 6.45 6.54 13.00
40 Saint Joseph's A-10 (East) 5.62 7.33 12.96
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
41 Syracuse Big East (Big East 7) 8.40 4.48 12.88
42 Texas Tech Big 12 12.85 -0.35 12.51
43 Texas Big 12 9.98 2.35 12.33
44 Purdue Big Ten 7.71 4.53 12.24
45 Michigan State Big Ten 5.33 6.75 12.07
46 Louisville CUSA (White) 9.45 2.57 12.01
47 Boston College Big East (Big East 6) 9.16 2.77 11.94
48 Vanderbilt SEC (East) 4.17 7.30 11.47
49 Mississippi SEC (West) 2.80 8.54 11.34
50 Georgetown Big East (Big East 7) 3.00 7.88 10.88
51 Illinois State MVC 6.70 4.10 10.81
52 Charlotte CUSA (White) 5.43 5.34 10.77
53 Washington Pac-10 7.00 3.65 10.64
54 Massachusetts A-10 (East) 1.77 8.86 10.63
55 George Washington A-10 (West) 0.77 9.60 10.36
56 Texas Christian WAC (Mountain) 16.72 -6.38 10.34
57 Colorado Big 12 5.91 3.83 9.74
58 Nebraska Big 12 5.61 4.08 9.70
59 Alabama SEC (West) 2.00 7.67 9.67
60 Notre Dame Big East (Big East 6) 4.17 5.26 9.43
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
61 Georgia Tech ACC -0.88 10.23 9.36
62 Pittsburgh Big East (Big East 7) 3.42 5.76 9.18
63 Miami (OH) MAC 1.83 7.17 9.00
64 Missouri Big 12 6.88 2.08 8.96
65 Hawaii WAC (Pacific) 5.97 2.77 8.74
66 Pacific Big West (West) 0.27 8.41 8.68
67 Bowling Green State MAC 10.89 -2.40 8.49
68 Ohio State Big Ten 3.33 5.08 8.40
69 St. John's (NY) Big East (Big East 6) 1.48 6.90 8.38
70 Miami (FL) Big East (Big East 7) -1.57 9.69 8.12
71 Washington State Pac-10 7.38 0.68 8.06
72 Bradley MVC -3.71 11.73 8.02
73 Tulane CUSA (Red) 5.57 2.40 7.97
74 Nevada-Las Vegas WAC (Pacific) 2.65 5.08 7.73
75 Butler MW Coll 0.52 7.09 7.62
76 Memphis CUSA (White) -2.12 9.67 7.56
77 Oral Roberts Ind 3.85 3.61 7.46
78 Princeton Ivy -5.29 12.46 7.18
79 New Mexico State Big West (East) 9.56 -2.42 7.14
80 Oklahoma State Big 12 1.85 5.10 6.95
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
81 Fresno State WAC (Pacific) 12.44 -5.57 6.87
82 Missouri State MVC 7.91 -1.36 6.55
83 Virginia Tech A-10 (West) -6.07 12.47 6.40
84 Wichita State MVC -1.37 7.25 5.88
85 College of Charleston A-Sun (East) 4.32 1.54 5.85
86 Northern Iowa MVC 4.79 1.01 5.80
87 Florida SEC (East) 6.36 -0.90 5.46
88 Auburn SEC (West) -2.69 8.05 5.36
89 St. Bonaventure A-10 (East) 3.89 1.41 5.29
90 Colorado State WAC (Pacific) 4.51 0.58 5.09
91 New Orleans Sun Belt -0.60 5.33 4.74
92 Baylor Big 12 2.46 1.93 4.39
93 Utah State Big West (East) -2.59 6.84 4.25
94 Eastern Michigan MAC 9.91 -5.77 4.14
95 Ohio MAC 2.40 1.72 4.12
96 South Alabama Sun Belt -8.26 12.29 4.03
97 Canisius MAAC -8.15 12.14 4.00
98 Creighton MVC -1.68 5.59 3.91
99 Louisiana State SEC (West) -0.12 4.00 3.88
100 Seton Hall Big East (Big East 7) 2.25 1.62 3.87
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
101 Long Island University NEC 19.48 -15.72 3.76
102 Penn State Big Ten -2.84 6.59 3.75
103 Old Dominion CAA 1.08 2.65 3.73
104 Nevada Big West (East) 4.34 -0.62 3.72
105 Valparaiso Mid-Cont 1.68 2.03 3.71
106 Drexel AEC 1.06 2.63 3.69
107 Iona MAAC 7.34 -3.79 3.55
108 Dayton A-10 (West) 1.45 2.09 3.54
109 Santa Clara WCC 1.94 1.33 3.27
110 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC -0.08 3.29 3.21
111 Boise State Big West (East) -4.85 7.93 3.08
112 Alabama-Birmingham CUSA (Red) -2.06 5.12 3.06
113 San Diego WCC 0.71 2.10 2.82
114 Southern Illinois MVC 5.43 -2.62 2.81
115 Evansville MVC -4.65 7.45 2.80
116 Rutgers Big East (Big East 7) -1.19 3.88 2.68
117 Chattanooga Southern (South) 0.57 2.03 2.60
118 Boston University AEC -4.26 6.79 2.53
119 Texas A&M Big 12 -2.44 4.87 2.43
120 Texas-El Paso WAC (Mountain) -2.57 5.01 2.43
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
121 Southern Methodist WAC (Mountain) -1.15 3.55 2.40
122 East Carolina CAA -3.13 5.28 2.15
123 Wyoming WAC (Pacific) 1.26 0.87 2.13
124 La Salle A-10 (West) -1.61 3.72 2.10
125 Oregon State Pac-10 1.28 0.82 2.09
126 Arizona State Pac-10 1.67 0.40 2.08
127 Duquesne A-10 (West) 6.61 -4.57 2.04
128 Rice WAC (Mountain) -3.87 5.91 2.03
129 Virginia Commonwealth CAA 1.36 0.66 2.03
130 Mississippi State SEC (West) -1.29 3.22 1.93
131 Detroit Mercy MW Coll -3.98 5.89 1.90
132 Northern Arizona Big Sky 3.51 -1.64 1.87
133 Tennessee SEC (East) -9.63 11.47 1.85
134 Ball State MAC 4.14 -2.34 1.79
135 Kansas State Big 12 -3.02 4.77 1.75
136 Green Bay MW Coll -12.18 13.06 0.88
137 Montana Big Sky -0.64 1.18 0.54
138 Northwestern Big Ten -6.45 6.91 0.46
139 Houston CUSA (White) 5.96 -5.61 0.36
140 Southern Mississippi CUSA (Red) -7.60 7.85 0.25
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
141 Gonzaga WCC 0.08 0.11 0.19
142 Davidson Southern (North) 1.22 -1.22 -0.01
143 Toledo MAC 0.12 -0.15 -0.03
144 Delaware AEC 3.97 -4.10 -0.13
145 San Francisco WCC -2.50 2.29 -0.21
146 James Madison CAA -0.63 0.36 -0.27
147 Richmond CAA -2.44 2.14 -0.30
148 San Jose State WAC (Pacific) -0.88 0.53 -0.35
149 Western Michigan MAC -3.72 3.32 -0.40
150 Dartmouth Ivy -3.10 2.66 -0.44
151 Saint Louis CUSA (Blue) -10.25 9.70 -0.55
152 Cal Poly Big West (West) 8.59 -9.28 -0.69
153 Louisiana Tech Sun Belt -6.57 5.82 -0.75
154 Monmouth NEC -3.35 2.36 -1.00
155 Akron MAC -1.24 0.06 -1.18
156 Coppin State MEAC 3.86 -5.08 -1.22
157 Western Illinois Mid-Cont 2.36 -3.66 -1.30
158 Illinois-Chicago MW Coll -3.96 2.42 -1.54
159 Arkansas-Little Rock Sun Belt 1.72 -3.29 -1.57
160 Long Beach State Big West (West) 0.54 -2.13 -1.59
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
161 Cal State Northridge Big Sky 2.82 -4.66 -1.83
162 North Carolina-Wilmington CAA -10.17 8.32 -1.84
163 San Diego State WAC (Pacific) 5.83 -7.96 -2.13
164 Hartford AEC 2.31 -4.61 -2.29
165 Harvard Ivy -3.36 0.73 -2.63
166 Pennsylvania Ivy -1.82 -0.99 -2.81
167 Liberty Big South -7.57 4.72 -2.85
168 Marshall Southern (North) 5.01 -8.00 -2.99
169 Indiana State MVC 0.19 -3.39 -3.20
170 Loyola (MD) MAAC -0.93 -2.29 -3.22
171 Cal State Fullerton Big West (West) 2.42 -5.83 -3.41
172 Montana State Big Sky 2.98 -6.45 -3.47
173 Navy Patriot -2.29 -1.27 -3.56
174 William & Mary CAA -4.42 0.82 -3.60
175 Weber State Big Sky 7.16 -10.81 -3.65
176 South Florida CUSA (Red) -8.32 4.36 -3.96
177 Kent State MAC -2.77 -1.22 -4.00
178 Buffalo Mid-Cont -2.40 -1.70 -4.10
179 Bucknell Patriot -4.66 0.48 -4.18
180 Murray State OVC 0.73 -4.97 -4.24
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
181 Lamar Sun Belt 0.94 -5.40 -4.45
182 Northeastern Illinois Mid-Cont 2.14 -6.72 -4.58
183 Florida International A-Sun (East) 3.46 -8.10 -4.64
184 Middle Tennessee OVC -0.29 -4.35 -4.64
185 Western Kentucky Sun Belt 0.14 -4.80 -4.66
186 Loyola (IL) MW Coll -4.83 0.10 -4.73
187 Northern Illinois MW Coll -2.20 -2.66 -4.86
188 Air Force WAC (Pacific) -4.52 -0.42 -4.94
189 Austin Peay OVC 1.66 -6.65 -5.00
190 California-Santa Barbara Big West (West) -2.38 -2.64 -5.02
191 Fairfield MAAC -2.98 -2.13 -5.11
192 American CAA -2.70 -2.48 -5.18
193 McNeese State Southland 4.67 -10.03 -5.37
194 Hofstra AEC -5.69 0.24 -5.45
195 Arkansas State Sun Belt -0.87 -4.61 -5.48
196 George Mason CAA 9.76 -15.27 -5.52
197 Idaho State Big Sky -1.44 -4.19 -5.62
198 North Texas Big West (East) -3.64 -2.10 -5.74
199 Pepperdine WCC -9.79 4.00 -5.79
200 Fordham A-10 (East) -6.37 0.55 -5.82
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
201 DePaul CUSA (Blue) -9.40 3.54 -5.85
202 Appalachian State Southern (North) -3.27 -2.64 -5.91
203 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 2.63 -8.67 -6.04
204 Idaho Big West (East) -9.00 2.90 -6.11
205 Mount St. Mary's NEC -1.47 -4.64 -6.11
206 Drake MVC -3.81 -2.36 -6.17
207 Rider NEC -3.80 -2.45 -6.25
208 Loyola Marymount WCC -2.13 -4.39 -6.52
209 Portland WCC -3.07 -3.54 -6.61
210 Manhattan MAAC -9.09 2.41 -6.69
211 Cleveland State MW Coll -2.32 -4.39 -6.71
212 Wright State MW Coll -3.20 -3.63 -6.83
213 Colgate Patriot -2.10 -4.82 -6.92
214 Charleston Southern Big South -0.96 -5.98 -6.93
215 Fairleigh Dickinson NEC -1.16 -5.87 -7.03
216 North Carolina-Asheville Big South -4.27 -2.85 -7.11
217 Saint Peter's MAAC -11.85 4.51 -7.34
218 Florida Atlantic A-Sun (East) -4.87 -2.56 -7.43
219 Towson AEC 3.92 -11.44 -7.51
220 Texas State Southland -5.77 -1.79 -7.55
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
221 Louisiana-Monroe Southland -4.67 -2.90 -7.57
222 Maine AEC -7.25 -0.32 -7.57
223 Cornell Ivy -8.75 0.94 -7.81
224 Niagara MAAC -0.61 -7.24 -7.85
225 Southern Utah Ind -8.86 0.84 -8.03
226 Saint Francis (PA) NEC -4.29 -3.81 -8.11
227 Tennessee Tech OVC -1.62 -6.66 -8.27
228 Siena MAAC -5.08 -3.46 -8.54
229 Citadel Southern (South) -4.74 -4.05 -8.79
230 Radford Big South 0.50 -9.33 -8.83
231 Vermont AEC -4.00 -4.86 -8.86
232 Troy Mid-Cont 4.23 -13.31 -9.07
233 North Carolina A&T MEAC -4.88 -4.75 -9.63
234 North Carolina-Greensboro Big South -8.40 -1.34 -9.74
235 Southeast Missouri State OVC -3.21 -6.84 -10.05
236 Central Michigan MAC 1.71 -11.92 -10.21
237 Missouri-Kansas City Mid-Cont -2.58 -7.79 -10.37
238 Youngstown State Mid-Cont -12.09 1.61 -10.49
239 Mississippi Valley State SWAC 3.30 -13.85 -10.55
240 Tennessee-Martin OVC -8.56 -2.04 -10.60
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
241 Northwestern State Southland -4.94 -5.89 -10.82
242 Milwaukee MW Coll -11.79 0.73 -11.06
243 Western Carolina Southern (South) -2.45 -8.63 -11.07
244 Wagner NEC -2.08 -9.09 -11.17
245 Eastern Washington Big Sky -5.24 -6.01 -11.25
246 Samford A-Sun (West) -9.57 -1.74 -11.31
247 Yale Ivy -8.91 -2.47 -11.38
248 Virginia Military Institute Southern (North) 0.86 -12.27 -11.41
249 Jackson State SWAC -6.15 -5.34 -11.49
250 Tennessee State OVC -2.29 -9.25 -11.55
251 South Carolina State MEAC -7.81 -3.79 -11.60
252 Central Connecticut State Mid-Cont -12.47 0.45 -12.02
253 Bethune-Cookman MEAC -6.98 -5.07 -12.05
254 Northeastern AEC -8.72 -3.50 -12.22
255 Coastal Carolina Big South -8.99 -3.31 -12.30
256 Eastern Illinois OVC -2.05 -10.45 -12.50
257 Furman Southern (South) -8.22 -4.59 -12.81
258 Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC -4.17 -8.87 -13.03
259 Nicholls State Southland 1.94 -15.00 -13.06
260 St. Francis (NY) NEC -10.22 -3.09 -13.31
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
261 Brigham Young WAC (Mountain) -7.26 -6.06 -13.32
262 New Hampshire AEC -12.66 -0.87 -13.53
263 Columbia Ivy -8.11 -5.66 -13.76
264 Stephen F. Austin Southland -2.47 -11.53 -14.00
265 Jacksonville Sun Belt 4.86 -18.89 -14.03
266 Brown Ivy -16.52 2.05 -14.48
267 Texas-San Antonio Southland -1.05 -13.43 -14.48
268 Holy Cross Patriot -6.46 -8.06 -14.52
269 Campbell A-Sun (East) -9.34 -5.36 -14.70
270 Hampton MEAC -8.36 -6.61 -14.96
271 Winthrop Big South -4.96 -10.09 -15.05
272 Stetson A-Sun (East) -13.59 -1.47 -15.06
273 Texas Southern SWAC -4.32 -10.95 -15.27
274 Texas-Arlington Southland -12.18 -3.11 -15.30
275 Robert Morris NEC -7.70 -7.64 -15.34
276 Wofford Ind -7.91 -7.49 -15.40
277 Sam Houston State Southland -10.01 -5.52 -15.52
278 Alcorn State SWAC -5.44 -10.10 -15.54
279 Morgan State MEAC -6.65 -9.03 -15.68
280 Lafayette Patriot -6.30 -9.45 -15.75
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
281 Jacksonville State A-Sun (West) -6.67 -9.15 -15.83
282 Georgia State A-Sun (West) -9.18 -6.67 -15.85
283 Morehead State OVC 3.69 -19.79 -16.11
284 Marist NEC -11.33 -4.92 -16.24
285 Eastern Kentucky OVC -8.26 -8.16 -16.41
286 Army Patriot -5.46 -11.31 -16.77
287 Maryland-Baltimore County Big South -15.15 -2.16 -17.31
288 Texas-Pan American Sun Belt -16.88 -0.44 -17.33
289 Florida A&M MEAC -5.68 -12.24 -17.91
290 Howard MEAC -3.21 -14.70 -17.91
291 Grambling SWAC -10.77 -7.29 -18.07
292 Centenary (LA) A-Sun (West) -3.00 -15.09 -18.09
293 Central Florida A-Sun (East) -5.61 -12.65 -18.26
294 Delaware State MEAC -7.74 -10.72 -18.46
295 Southern SWAC 0.58 -19.14 -18.56
296 Chicago State Mid-Cont -2.33 -16.74 -19.07
297 Southeastern Louisiana A-Sun (West) -5.46 -13.83 -19.29
298 East Tennessee State Southern (North) -14.39 -5.02 -19.41
299 California-Irvine Big West (West) -12.09 -8.05 -20.14
300 Georgia Southern Southern (South) -14.08 -6.52 -20.60
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
301 Sacramento State Big Sky -11.89 -8.80 -20.69
302 Alabama State SWAC -14.28 -7.52 -21.80
303 Prairie View SWAC -6.81 -15.14 -21.95
304 Lehigh Patriot -7.72 -16.35 -24.07
305 Mercer A-Sun (West) -12.55 -15.31 -27.86