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1997-98 School Ratings

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National Champion: Kentucky
Final Four: Kentucky, North Carolina, Stanford and Utah

Consensus Player of the Year: Antawn Jamison

AP Preseason #1: Arizona ▪ AP Final #1: North Carolina

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.

306 Schools

SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
1 Duke ACC 18.43 11.13 29.56
2 North Carolina ACC 17.15 9.52 26.67
3 Arizona Pac-10 22.25 2.33 24.58
4 Kentucky SEC (East) 13.42 9.53 22.95
5 Kansas Big 12 15.50 7.35 22.85
6 Texas Christian WAC (Pacific) 25.81 -3.68 22.13
7 Connecticut Big East (Big East 6) 9.33 11.35 20.68
8 Purdue Big Ten 17.01 3.67 20.68
9 Xavier A-10 (West) 15.11 4.35 19.46
10 Stanford Pac-10 10.98 8.03 19.00
11 Maryland ACC 13.80 4.99 18.79
12 Michigan Big Ten 10.38 8.41 18.79
13 Michigan State Big Ten 7.43 11.22 18.65
14 Cincinnati CUSA (American) 7.93 9.92 17.85
15 Iowa Big Ten 12.07 5.16 17.24
16 Mississippi SEC (West) 12.38 4.83 17.22
17 Clemson ACC 6.41 10.78 17.18
18 Utah WAC (Mountain) 2.72 14.34 17.06
19 West Virginia Big East (Big East 6) 12.02 4.22 16.24
20 Arkansas SEC (West) 15.08 1.08 16.16
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
21 Illinois Big Ten 3.44 11.78 15.21
22 New Mexico WAC (Mountain) 7.20 7.69 14.89
23 Oklahoma State Big 12 6.65 7.64 14.29
24 Indiana Big Ten 12.01 2.17 14.18
25 Georgia SEC (East) 8.07 5.04 13.11
26 UCLA Pac-10 16.15 -3.11 13.05
27 Florida State ACC 5.70 7.23 12.92
28 Georgia Tech ACC 10.07 2.76 12.83
29 Rhode Island A-10 (East) 11.02 1.56 12.58
30 South Carolina SEC (East) 4.81 7.70 12.51
31 Temple A-10 (East) -1.60 14.10 12.50
32 Charlotte CUSA (American) 7.81 4.40 12.21
33 Massachusetts A-10 (East) 2.81 9.18 11.99
34 Minnesota Big Ten 5.93 6.00 11.93
35 Syracuse Big East (Big East 7) 3.89 7.98 11.86
36 Vanderbilt SEC (East) 7.98 3.70 11.68
37 Princeton Ivy -3.10 14.65 11.55
38 St. John's (NY) Big East (Big East 6) 5.28 6.01 11.28
39 Tennessee SEC (East) 7.92 3.23 11.15
40 Hawaii WAC (Pacific) 6.01 5.09 11.10
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
41 Miami (FL) Big East (Big East 7) 1.89 8.98 10.87
42 North Carolina State ACC -2.97 13.81 10.84
43 Gonzaga WCC 9.73 0.91 10.65
44 Marquette CUSA (American) -2.07 12.61 10.55
45 Penn State Big Ten 6.30 4.17 10.48
46 Washington Pac-10 10.86 -0.54 10.32
47 Western Michigan MAC (West) 8.49 1.80 10.29
48 George Washington A-10 (West) 4.60 5.32 9.91
49 Detroit Mercy MW Coll 3.30 6.56 9.86
50 Illinois State MVC 6.62 3.01 9.63
51 Wake Forest ACC 0.83 8.81 9.63
52 Saint Louis CUSA (American) -0.27 9.75 9.48
53 Rutgers Big East (Big East 7) 2.25 7.22 9.47
54 Oklahoma Big 12 3.84 5.57 9.40
55 Kansas State Big 12 5.49 3.90 9.38
56 Illinois-Chicago MW Coll 6.59 2.62 9.20
57 Fresno State WAC (Pacific) 13.08 -3.91 9.17
58 Florida SEC (East) 7.67 1.31 8.97
59 Southern Mississippi CUSA (National) -0.29 9.22 8.93
60 Dayton A-10 (West) 6.47 2.33 8.80
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
61 Georgetown Big East (Big East 7) 2.63 6.12 8.75
62 Nebraska Big 12 3.40 5.30 8.70
63 Iona MAAC 7.41 1.14 8.56
64 Pacific Big West (West) 0.86 7.64 8.51
65 California Pac-10 0.50 7.87 8.37
66 Memphis CUSA (National) 6.92 1.12 8.04
67 San Francisco WCC 3.20 4.76 7.97
68 Arizona State Pac-10 15.35 -7.41 7.94
69 Louisville CUSA (American) 4.61 3.30 7.90
70 Mississippi State SEC (West) 2.62 5.13 7.75
71 Alabama SEC (West) 0.68 7.06 7.73
72 South Alabama Sun Belt -7.79 15.34 7.56
73 Ball State MAC (West) 6.66 0.80 7.46
74 Auburn SEC (West) 1.07 6.38 7.45
75 Missouri State MVC 5.15 2.29 7.44
76 Nevada-Las Vegas WAC (Mountain) 1.45 5.95 7.40
77 Wisconsin Big Ten -4.82 12.00 7.18
78 Providence Big East (Big East 7) -1.72 8.81 7.09
79 Alabama-Birmingham CUSA (National) 6.61 0.31 6.92
80 Santa Clara WCC 3.43 3.40 6.83
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
81 Murray State OVC 10.98 -4.16 6.82
82 Missouri Big 12 3.12 3.69 6.81
83 Villanova Big East (Big East 6) 3.45 3.30 6.75
84 Eastern Michigan MAC (West) 10.37 -3.67 6.70
85 Northern Arizona Big Sky 2.94 3.51 6.45
86 Utah State Big West (East) -0.93 7.30 6.37
87 Richmond CAA 1.04 5.31 6.35
88 Creighton MVC 6.17 0.10 6.27
89 Tulsa WAC (Pacific) -2.58 8.84 6.26
90 Seton Hall Big East (Big East 7) 1.04 5.21 6.24
91 Colorado State WAC (Mountain) -1.49 7.63 6.14
92 Virginia ACC 0.28 5.76 6.04
93 Oregon Pac-10 -1.36 7.39 6.03
94 Southern Methodist WAC (Pacific) 4.75 0.89 5.63
95 Akron MAC (East) 2.70 2.87 5.57
96 Notre Dame Big East (Big East 6) 3.44 2.11 5.54
97 Wyoming WAC (Mountain) -5.81 11.30 5.49
98 Boston College Big East (Big East 6) 2.83 2.31 5.14
99 Washington State Pac-10 0.69 4.32 5.02
100 Pepperdine WCC -1.12 6.04 4.92
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
101 Butler MW Coll -2.38 7.24 4.86
102 Oregon State Pac-10 -1.62 6.41 4.79
103 Toledo MAC (West) -1.69 6.24 4.55
104 Texas Big 12 11.14 -6.62 4.53
105 College of Charleston A-Sun (East) -6.68 11.13 4.44
106 Bradley MVC -5.25 9.46 4.22
107 St. Bonaventure A-10 (East) -3.74 7.86 4.12
108 Texas Tech Big 12 7.09 -3.04 4.05
109 Green Bay MW Coll -5.84 9.77 3.93
110 New Mexico State Big West (East) 2.24 1.50 3.74
111 Miami (OH) MAC (East) -2.52 6.14 3.62
112 Indiana State MVC -0.42 3.87 3.45
113 William & Mary CAA 0.07 3.25 3.31
114 Virginia Tech A-10 (West) -2.90 6.13 3.23
115 Baylor Big 12 -0.62 3.80 3.17
116 Fairleigh Dickinson NEC 9.43 -6.54 2.90
117 Montana State Big Sky 4.08 -1.34 2.75
118 South Florida CUSA (National) -2.70 5.39 2.69
119 Pittsburgh Big East (Big East 7) 6.62 -3.96 2.66
120 Long Island University NEC 20.52 -17.92 2.60
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
121 Florida International A-Sun (East) 14.35 -11.81 2.54
122 Boise State Big West (East) -0.66 3.13 2.47
123 Northwestern Big Ten -8.14 10.47 2.33
124 Colorado Big 12 2.71 -0.58 2.13
125 Southern California Pac-10 6.05 -3.92 2.13
126 Idaho Big West (East) -1.44 3.53 2.09
127 Ohio State Big Ten -0.99 2.82 1.82
128 Southern Illinois MVC 6.86 -5.07 1.79
129 Valparaiso Mid-Cont -0.21 1.97 1.75
130 Evansville MVC -0.92 2.62 1.70
131 Saint Joseph's A-10 (East) -0.41 1.97 1.57
132 Rider MAAC -2.16 3.42 1.27
133 Arkansas State Sun Belt 2.45 -1.25 1.20
134 Louisiana State SEC (West) -8.37 9.44 1.07
135 Wichita State MVC -6.37 7.31 0.94
136 Nevada Big West (East) 6.26 -5.49 0.76
137 Iowa State Big 12 -6.36 7.11 0.75
138 Niagara MAAC 0.28 0.24 0.52
139 Texas-El Paso WAC (Mountain) -4.71 5.23 0.51
140 North Carolina-Wilmington CAA -6.56 6.97 0.41
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
141 Oral Roberts Mid-Cont 5.61 -5.27 0.35
142 Siena MAAC 11.53 -11.23 0.30
143 Texas A&M Big 12 4.24 -4.22 0.02
144 Boston University AEC -2.17 2.15 -0.02
145 Brigham Young WAC (Mountain) -1.39 1.23 -0.16
146 Weber State Big Sky 0.24 -0.45 -0.21
147 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 4.29 -4.61 -0.32
148 Duquesne A-10 (West) 4.02 -4.58 -0.57
149 Pennsylvania Ivy 1.97 -2.61 -0.64
150 Davidson Southern (North) -2.05 1.34 -0.71
151 New Orleans Sun Belt -2.46 1.58 -0.88
152 Northern Iowa MVC -1.20 0.21 -0.99
153 San Diego WCC -2.45 1.30 -1.15
154 San Diego State WAC (Pacific) -0.55 -0.66 -1.21
155 Cal State Northridge Big Sky 9.65 -11.00 -1.35
156 Louisiana Tech Sun Belt -3.77 2.35 -1.42
157 Middle Tennessee OVC -3.18 1.42 -1.76
158 Hofstra AEC 0.43 -2.21 -1.79
159 Delaware AEC -0.33 -1.58 -1.92
160 Youngstown State Mid-Cont -5.51 3.59 -1.92
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
161 Rice WAC (Pacific) -6.54 4.38 -2.16
162 Coppin State MEAC 1.33 -3.76 -2.42
163 DePaul CUSA (American) -6.07 3.64 -2.43
164 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 3.48 -6.03 -2.55
165 Cleveland State MW Coll -2.14 -0.49 -2.63
166 Vermont AEC 0.16 -2.82 -2.66
167 Old Dominion CAA -7.48 4.78 -2.70
168 Fairfield MAAC -2.15 -0.70 -2.85
169 Marshall MAC (East) -3.96 1.00 -2.97
170 La Salle A-10 (West) 2.12 -5.12 -3.00
171 Canisius MAAC -4.12 1.05 -3.07
172 Appalachian State Southern (North) -2.78 -0.30 -3.08
173 Loyola (MD) MAAC 5.55 -8.74 -3.19
174 Bowling Green State MAC (East) -2.51 -0.69 -3.20
175 Portland WCC -6.52 3.26 -3.26
176 East Carolina CAA -2.13 -1.21 -3.34
177 Fordham A-10 (East) -3.79 0.41 -3.38
178 Tulane CUSA (National) -2.29 -1.13 -3.42
179 Lamar Sun Belt -6.08 2.60 -3.48
180 Cal State Fullerton Big West (West) 1.58 -5.10 -3.52
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
181 Montana Big Sky -6.71 3.00 -3.71
182 Kent State MAC (East) -2.36 -1.40 -3.76
183 Drexel AEC -5.30 1.54 -3.77
184 Navy Patriot -5.03 1.25 -3.78
185 Northern Illinois MAC (West) -5.50 1.58 -3.91
186 North Carolina-Asheville Big South -3.96 -0.25 -4.22
187 Wright State MW Coll -2.55 -1.80 -4.35
188 Lafayette Patriot -0.73 -3.68 -4.41
189 Hartford AEC 5.79 -10.44 -4.64
190 Austin Peay OVC -5.35 0.62 -4.73
191 Manhattan MAAC -6.77 2.03 -4.75
192 Saint Francis (PA) NEC -6.62 1.81 -4.81
193 Eastern Illinois OVC 0.42 -5.32 -4.90
194 American CAA -8.32 3.41 -4.91
195 James Madison CAA -5.69 0.69 -4.99
196 Loyola (IL) MW Coll -5.29 0.29 -5.00
197 Mount St. Mary's NEC -3.39 -1.61 -5.00
198 Virginia Commonwealth CAA -5.56 0.55 -5.01
199 Radford Big South 0.49 -5.52 -5.03
200 Central Florida A-Sun (East) 0.99 -6.09 -5.10
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
201 Western Kentucky Sun Belt -5.94 0.65 -5.29
202 Nicholls State Southland 2.11 -7.45 -5.35
203 Arkansas-Little Rock Sun Belt -4.74 -0.66 -5.40
204 Georgia State A-Sun (West) -2.37 -3.03 -5.40
205 Air Force WAC (Mountain) -4.63 -0.88 -5.51
206 St. Francis (NY) NEC -3.23 -2.31 -5.54
207 South Carolina State MEAC -2.52 -3.15 -5.68
208 Texas State Southland -4.39 -1.30 -5.68
209 Texas-San Antonio Southland -1.95 -4.00 -5.94
210 Towson AEC -9.55 3.58 -5.97
211 Eastern Washington Big Sky 2.11 -8.29 -6.17
212 Saint Peter's MAAC -3.84 -2.33 -6.18
213 Buffalo Mid-Cont -1.37 -4.83 -6.20
214 George Mason CAA -5.35 -0.89 -6.24
215 Northeastern AEC -5.84 -0.76 -6.59
216 Southeast Missouri State OVC -1.13 -5.52 -6.65
217 Bucknell Patriot -5.32 -1.49 -6.81
218 Loyola Marymount WCC 3.35 -10.19 -6.84
219 Marist MAAC -4.18 -3.00 -7.18
220 Houston CUSA (National) -5.10 -2.13 -7.22
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
221 California-Santa Barbara Big West (West) -2.08 -5.50 -7.58
222 Jacksonville Sun Belt -5.51 -2.33 -7.85
223 Southern SWAC 6.32 -14.17 -7.85
224 California-Irvine Big West (West) -8.85 0.98 -7.87
225 Cal Poly Big West (West) 10.19 -18.14 -7.95
226 Harvard Ivy -3.13 -4.95 -8.08
227 Louisiana-Monroe Southland 2.64 -10.73 -8.10
228 Western Illinois Mid-Cont -5.88 -2.25 -8.14
229 Citadel Southern (South) -10.59 2.07 -8.52
230 Long Beach State Big West (West) -9.99 1.47 -8.52
231 Jackson State SWAC -7.91 -0.68 -8.59
232 Chattanooga Southern (South) -8.93 0.23 -8.70
233 Tennessee State OVC -5.64 -3.70 -9.34
234 Samford A-Sun (West) -8.49 -1.02 -9.51
235 Yale Ivy -7.43 -2.28 -9.71
236 Colgate Patriot -0.30 -9.43 -9.73
237 Texas Southern SWAC -0.72 -9.10 -9.82
238 Milwaukee MW Coll -7.02 -2.87 -9.89
239 North Texas Big West (East) 6.90 -16.81 -9.91
240 Northwestern State Southland -4.26 -5.81 -10.07
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
241 New Hampshire AEC -7.07 -3.21 -10.28
242 Western Carolina Southern (North) -2.69 -8.00 -10.69
243 Maryland-Baltimore County Big South -5.21 -5.75 -10.96
244 Sam Houston State Southland -5.91 -5.07 -10.98
245 Ohio MAC (East) -6.32 -4.74 -11.06
246 Eastern Kentucky OVC -4.09 -7.03 -11.11
247 Missouri-Kansas City Mid-Cont -6.65 -4.52 -11.17
248 Virginia Military Institute Southern (North) 0.31 -11.57 -11.27
249 Texas-Arlington Southland -5.89 -5.48 -11.37
250 Wagner NEC -2.62 -8.93 -11.54
251 East Tennessee State Southern (North) -10.04 -1.52 -11.56
252 Central Michigan MAC (West) -0.96 -10.61 -11.57
253 Cornell Ivy -9.96 -1.68 -11.64
254 Centenary (LA) A-Sun (West) -8.01 -4.14 -12.16
255 Robert Morris NEC -12.56 0.28 -12.28
256 Stetson A-Sun (East) -6.38 -5.92 -12.30
257 San Jose State WAC (Pacific) -9.62 -2.80 -12.42
258 Alcorn State SWAC -3.61 -8.90 -12.51
259 North Carolina-Greensboro Southern (North) -9.82 -2.86 -12.68
260 Grambling SWAC -8.31 -5.05 -13.36
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
261 Columbia Ivy -16.25 2.80 -13.45
262 Maine AEC -3.42 -10.22 -13.65
263 Southern Utah Mid-Cont -6.25 -7.64 -13.89
264 Morgan State MEAC -3.58 -10.35 -13.93
265 Drake MVC -9.78 -4.28 -14.07
266 Georgia Southern Southern (South) -10.41 -3.80 -14.21
267 Stephen F. Austin Southland -4.31 -10.06 -14.37
268 Hampton MEAC -9.01 -5.60 -14.62
269 Liberty Big South -10.54 -4.13 -14.67
270 Furman Southern (South) -12.39 -2.76 -15.15
271 Morehead State OVC -8.64 -6.51 -15.15
272 Dartmouth Ivy -15.62 0.01 -15.61
273 Lehigh Patriot -5.03 -10.66 -15.69
274 Wofford Southern (South) -9.58 -6.48 -16.06
275 Florida A&M MEAC -6.41 -9.71 -16.11
276 Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC -9.15 -7.02 -16.17
277 Norfolk State MEAC -6.87 -9.37 -16.23
278 Monmouth NEC -14.34 -2.04 -16.37
279 McNeese State Southland -7.05 -9.40 -16.45
280 Holy Cross Patriot -6.58 -9.99 -16.58
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
281 Tennessee-Martin OVC -10.95 -5.76 -16.71
282 Alabama State SWAC -11.31 -5.47 -16.78
283 Jacksonville State A-Sun (West) -0.44 -16.41 -16.85
284 Mississippi Valley State SWAC -1.90 -15.06 -16.97
285 Prairie View SWAC -7.06 -10.07 -17.13
286 Brown Ivy -14.86 -2.39 -17.25
287 Idaho State Big Sky -5.48 -12.05 -17.53
288 Central Connecticut State NEC -9.72 -7.85 -17.57
289 North Carolina A&T MEAC -7.69 -10.30 -17.99
290 Campbell A-Sun (East) -11.65 -6.58 -18.24
291 Texas-Pan American Sun Belt 3.14 -21.61 -18.48
292 Tennessee Tech OVC -11.28 -7.22 -18.50
293 Southeastern Louisiana Southland 0.03 -18.77 -18.74
294 Mercer A-Sun (West) -9.42 -9.80 -19.22
295 Florida Atlantic A-Sun (East) -11.13 -8.13 -19.26
296 Coastal Carolina Big South -14.15 -5.28 -19.43
297 Winthrop Big South -14.03 -6.01 -20.04
298 Howard MEAC -8.72 -11.50 -20.22
299 Army Patriot -10.02 -10.35 -20.37
300 Charleston Southern Big South -5.30 -15.11 -20.41
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
301 Northeastern Illinois Mid-Cont -6.26 -15.00 -21.26
302 Sacramento State Big Sky -15.18 -7.22 -22.40
303 Delaware State MEAC -9.10 -13.34 -22.44
304 Troy A-Sun (West) -5.84 -17.24 -23.08
305 Chicago State Mid-Cont -4.35 -20.88 -25.22
306 Bethune-Cookman MEAC -15.97 -11.38 -27.35