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1997-98 Standings

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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


Records do not reflect forfeits or vacated games

RPI rankings last updated: Mar 17 2014

ACC - 9 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 DukeR ACC 32 4 .889 15 1 .938 84.9 64.7 29.56 9.33 3 1 3
2 North CarolinaTF ACC 34 4 .895 13 3 .813 81.9 65.6 26.67 10.38 4 1 1
3 Maryland ACC 21 11 .656 10 6 .625 78.8 72.1 18.79 12.10 19 20
4 Wake Forest  ACC 16 14 .533 7 9 .438 65.8 66.5 9.63 10.37 23
5 Clemson ACC 18 14 .563 7 9 .438 72.2 65.3 17.18 10.34 5 5
6 Georgia Tech  ACC 19 14 .576 6 10 .375 76.3 72.2 12.83 8.70 22
7 Florida State ACC 18 14 .563 6 10 .375 71.5 69.3 12.92 10.77 13
8 North Carolina State  ACC 17 15 .531 5 11 .313 64.4 62.1 10.84 8.53
9 Virginia  ACC 11 19 .367 3 13 .188 65.7 70.0 6.04 10.34

AEC - 10 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 DelawareRT AEC 20 10 .667 12 6 .667 72.2 70.7 -1.92 -3.42
2 Boston University R AEC 19 11 .633 12 6 .667 70.0 67.5 -0.02 -2.52
3 Vermont  AEC 16 11 .593 11 7 .611 73.7 69.5 -2.66 -6.78
4 Hartford  AEC 15 12 .556 11 7 .611 78.7 78.6 -4.64 -4.72
5 Hofstra  AEC 19 12 .613 11 7 .611 73.8 71.1 -1.79 -4.48
6 Drexel  AEC 13 15 .464 10 8 .556 66.8 67.6 -3.77 -2.91
7 Northeastern  AEC 14 14 .500 9 9 .500 67.5 68.8 -6.59 -5.34
8 New Hampshire  AEC 10 17 .370 6 12 .333 65.1 70.8 -10.28 -4.54
9 Towson  AEC 8 20 .286 4 14 .222 63.7 66.0 -5.97 -3.69
10 Maine  AEC 7 20 .259 4 14 .222 69.0 78.6 -13.65 -4.09

A-10 - 12 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 TempleR A-10 (East) 21 9 .700 13 3 .813 65.7 60.7 12.50 7.50 24 16 24
2 Rhode Island A-10 (East) 25 9 .735 12 4 .750 77.7 71.6 12.58 6.43 21 20
3 Massachusetts A-10 (East) 21 11 .656 12 4 .750 69.7 65.0 11.99 7.27 18
4 St. Bonaventure  A-10 (East) 17 15 .531 6 10 .375 65.8 65.1 4.12 3.43
5 Saint Joseph's  A-10 (East) 11 17 .393 3 13 .188 66.9 70.8 1.57 5.46
6 Fordham  A-10 (East) 6 21 .222 2 14 .125 65.3 72.4 -3.38 3.73
7 XavierRT A-10 (West) 22 8 .733 11 5 .688 83.5 68.8 19.46 4.76 10 7 23
8 George WashingtonR A-10 (West) 24 9 .727 11 5 .688 73.2 68.0 9.91 4.76 17
9 Dayton R A-10 (West) 21 12 .636 11 5 .688 76.1 71.3 8.80 4.04
10 Virginia Tech  A-10 (West) 10 17 .370 5 11 .313 66.2 67.6 3.23 4.67
11 Duquesne  A-10 (West) 11 19 .367 5 11 .313 72.4 77.7 -0.57 4.67
12 La Salle  A-10 (West) 9 18 .333 5 11 .313 71.4 78.2 -3.00 3.78

A-Sun - 12 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 College of CharlestonRT A-Sun (East) 24 6 .800 14 2 .875 69.6 56.1 4.44 -9.02
2 Florida International  A-Sun (East) 21 8 .724 13 3 .813 87.3 79.1 2.54 -5.67
3 Central Florida  A-Sun (East) 17 11 .607 11 5 .688 75.0 72.2 -5.10 -7.94
4 Stetson  A-Sun (East) 11 15 .423 8 8 .500 68.8 72.8 -12.30 -8.25
5 Florida Atlantic  A-Sun (East) 5 22 .185 5 11 .313 61.8 77.8 -19.26 -3.22
6 Campbell  A-Sun (East) 10 17 .370 4 12 .250 63.1 73.6 -18.24 -7.74
7 Georgia State R A-Sun (West) 16 12 .571 11 5 .688 73.8 70.3 -5.40 -8.90
8 Samford  A-Sun (West) 14 13 .519 9 7 .563 68.4 67.6 -9.51 -10.34
9 Centenary (LA)  A-Sun (West) 10 20 .333 8 8 .500 69.1 73.8 -12.16 -7.42
10 Jacksonville State  A-Sun (West) 12 14 .462 6 10 .375 75.4 81.0 -16.85 -11.27
11 Troy  A-Sun (West) 7 20 .259 5 11 .313 68.9 82.1 -23.08 -9.88
12 Mercer  A-Sun (West) 5 21 .192 2 14 .125 66.4 76.9 -19.22 -8.72

Big 12 - 12 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 KansasRT Big 12 35 4 .897 15 1 .938 84.2 67.8 22.85 6.54 2 2 2
2 Oklahoma Big 12 22 11 .667 11 5 .688 74.0 68.8 9.40 4.18 20 18
3 Oklahoma State Big 12 22 7 .759 11 5 .688 78.9 69.2 14.29 4.63 25
4 Nebraska Big 12 20 12 .625 10 6 .625 71.6 68.5 8.70 5.63
5 Baylor  Big 12 14 14 .500 8 8 .500 70.4 72.1 3.17 4.89
6 Missouri  Big 12 17 15 .531 8 8 .500 71.3 71.8 6.81 7.40
7 Texas Tech  Big 12 13 14 .481 7 9 .438 77.3 78.6 4.05 5.34
8 Kansas State  Big 12 17 12 .586 7 9 .438 74.6 68.6 9.38 3.42
9 Colorado  Big 12 13 14 .481 7 9 .438 71.4 73.7 2.13 4.44
10 Texas  Big 12 14 17 .452 6 10 .375 79.5 81.4 4.53 6.46 22 22
11 Iowa State  Big 12 12 18 .400 5 11 .313 63.2 68.5 0.75 6.00
12 Texas A&M  Big 12 7 20 .259 1 15 .063 75.0 77.4 0.02 2.36

Big East - 13 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 ConnecticutRT Big East (Big East 6) 32 5 .865 15 3 .833 76.6 63.9 20.68 7.89 12 6 6
2 St. John's (NY) Big East (Big East 6) 22 10 .688 13 5 .722 72.3 67.7 11.28 6.77
3 West Virginia Big East (Big East 6) 24 9 .727 11 7 .611 78.1 68.8 16.24 6.95 15
4 Villanova  Big East (Big East 6) 12 17 .414 8 10 .444 69.8 72.1 6.75 9.06
5 Notre Dame  Big East (Big East 6) 13 14 .481 7 11 .389 70.2 71.0 5.54 6.28
6 Boston College  Big East (Big East 6) 15 16 .484 6 12 .333 69.5 70.9 5.14 6.48
7 SyracuseR Big East (Big East 7) 26 9 .743 12 6 .667 70.9 67.0 11.86 7.98 15 21
8 Miami (FL) Big East (Big East 7) 18 10 .643 11 7 .611 70.1 65.6 10.87 6.37
9 Seton Hall  Big East (Big East 7) 15 15 .500 9 9 .500 67.6 69.1 6.24 7.73
10 Providence  Big East (Big East 7) 13 16 .448 7 11 .389 65.4 66.1 7.09 7.78
11 Pittsburgh  Big East (Big East 7) 11 16 .407 6 12 .333 73.6 76.9 2.66 5.96
12 Rutgers  Big East (Big East 7) 14 15 .483 6 12 .333 69.2 66.5 9.47 6.74
13 Georgetown  Big East (Big East 7) 16 15 .516 6 12 .333 70.2 67.5 8.75 5.99

Big Sky - 8 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Northern ArizonaRT Big Sky 21 8 .724 13 3 .813 79.6 67.9 6.45 -5.19
2 Weber State  Big Sky 14 13 .519 12 4 .750 73.1 72.2 -0.21 -1.13
3 Eastern Washington  Big Sky 16 11 .593 10 6 .625 75.7 78.8 -6.17 -3.13
4 Montana State  Big Sky 19 11 .633 9 7 .563 76.9 70.2 2.75 -3.97
5 Montana  Big Sky 16 14 .533 9 7 .563 67.1 67.4 -3.71 -3.47
6 Cal State Northridge  Big Sky 12 16 .429 7 9 .438 83.7 81.8 -1.35 -3.26
7 Idaho State  Big Sky 6 20 .231 2 14 .125 68.3 81.7 -17.53 -4.05
8 Sacramento State  Big Sky 1 25 .038 0 16 .000 58.2 78.6 -22.40 -2.05

Big South - 7 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 North Carolina-Asheville R Big South 19 9 .679 11 1 .917 69.8 68.1 -4.22 -5.90
2 RadfordT Big South 20 10 .667 10 2 .833 74.8 71.1 -5.03 -8.69
3 Maryland-Baltimore County  Big South 14 14 .500 6 6 .500 69.1 70.8 -10.96 -9.32
4 Liberty  Big South 11 17 .393 5 7 .417 64.1 70.6 -14.67 -8.21
5 Coastal Carolina  Big South 8 19 .296 4 8 .333 60.9 71.0 -19.43 -9.25
6 Winthrop  Big South 7 20 .259 4 8 .333 60.8 72.3 -20.04 -8.54
7 Charleston Southern  Big South 5 22 .185 2 10 .167 67.6 79.8 -20.41 -8.29

Big Ten - 11 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Michigan StateR Big Ten 22 8 .733 13 3 .813 73.4 64.0 18.65 9.25 10 16
2 IllinoisR Big Ten 23 10 .697 13 3 .813 69.7 63.5 15.21 8.97 18 22
3 Purdue Big Ten 28 8 .778 12 4 .750 83.7 72.3 20.68 9.23 9 5 11
4 MichiganT Big Ten 25 9 .735 11 5 .688 76.9 67.7 18.79 9.64 12 12
5 Iowa  Big Ten 20 11 .645 9 7 .563 79.7 68.5 17.24 6.04 15 10
6 Indiana Big Ten 20 12 .625 9 7 .563 76.8 73.3 14.18 10.71 17 17
7 Penn State  Big Ten 19 13 .594 8 8 .500 72.9 68.9 10.48 6.41
8 Minnesota  Big Ten 20 15 .571 6 10 .375 72.3 68.7 11.93 8.30
9 Northwestern  Big Ten 10 17 .370 3 13 .188 60.6 63.9 2.33 5.59
10 Wisconsin  Big Ten 12 19 .387 3 13 .188 60.5 62.6 7.18 9.22
11 Ohio State  Big Ten 8 22 .267 1 15 .063 65.9 72.8 1.82 8.72

Big West - 12 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Utah StateRT Big West (East) 25 8 .758 13 3 .813 70.5 65.4 6.37 1.21
2 Nevada  Big West (East) 16 12 .571 11 5 .688 76.1 76.0 0.76 0.69
3 Boise State  Big West (East) 17 13 .567 9 7 .563 72.3 69.3 2.47 -0.53
4 Idaho  Big West (East) 15 12 .556 9 7 .563 71.0 69.6 2.09 0.73
5 New Mexico State  Big West (East) 18 12 .600 8 8 .500 73.7 70.0 3.74 0.05
6 North Texas  Big West (East) 5 21 .192 4 12 .250 76.6 90.5 -9.91 4.02
7 Pacific R Big West (West) 23 10 .697 14 2 .875 72.8 63.8 8.51 -0.56
8 Cal Poly  Big West (West) 14 14 .500 7 9 .438 83.2 87.6 -7.95 -3.47
9 Cal State Fullerton  Big West (West) 12 16 .429 6 10 .375 73.0 75.5 -3.52 -0.96
10 California-Irvine  Big West (West) 9 18 .333 6 10 .375 62.4 70.8 -7.87 0.49
11 Long Beach State  Big West (West) 10 19 .345 5 11 .313 63.8 69.6 -8.52 -2.73
12 California-Santa Barbara  Big West (West) 7 19 .269 4 12 .250 70.0 77.4 -7.58 -0.21

CAA - 9 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 North Carolina-Wilmington R CAA 20 11 .645 13 3 .813 61.9 61.5 0.41 -0.08
2 William & Mary R CAA 20 7 .741 13 3 .813 69.6 62.3 3.31 -4.00
3 RichmondT CAA 23 8 .742 12 4 .750 70.0 61.9 6.35 -1.68
4 Old Dominion  CAA 12 16 .429 8 8 .500 62.1 64.1 -2.70 -0.67
5 James Madison  CAA 11 16 .407 6 10 .375 64.0 67.7 -4.99 -1.29
6 George Mason  CAA 9 18 .333 6 10 .375 62.9 68.5 -6.24 -0.57
7 American  CAA 9 19 .321 5 11 .313 61.1 65.5 -4.91 -0.50
8 East Carolina  CAA 10 17 .370 5 11 .313 66.8 68.8 -3.34 -1.30
9 Virginia Commonwealth  CAA 9 19 .321 4 12 .250 63.8 67.1 -5.01 -1.72

CUSA - 12 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 CincinnatiRT CUSA (American) 27 6 .818 14 2 .875 76.1 63.2 17.85 4.98 9 9
2 Charlotte CUSA (American) 20 11 .645 13 3 .813 73.6 68.2 12.21 6.73 18 17
3 Saint Louis CUSA (American) 22 11 .667 11 5 .688 67.3 63.3 9.48 5.51
4 Marquette  CUSA (American) 20 11 .645 8 8 .500 65.3 60.0 10.55 5.26 20
5 Louisville  CUSA (American) 12 20 .375 5 11 .313 70.8 72.0 7.90 9.03 25 19
6 DePaul  CUSA (American) 7 23 .233 3 13 .188 59.3 69.2 -2.43 7.50
7 Memphis R CUSA (National) 17 12 .586 12 4 .750 74.2 71.7 8.04 5.56
8 Alabama-Birmingham  CUSA (National) 21 12 .636 10 6 .625 75.1 72.8 6.92 4.67
9 Southern Mississippi  CUSA (National) 22 11 .667 9 7 .563 69.3 62.8 8.93 2.43
10 South Florida  CUSA (National) 17 13 .567 7 9 .438 65.8 66.3 2.69 3.16
11 Houston  CUSA (National) 9 20 .310 2 14 .125 63.2 73.5 -7.22 3.10
12 Tulane  CUSA (National) 7 22 .241 2 14 .125 66.6 72.4 -3.42 2.37

Ivy - 8 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 PrincetonR Ivy 27 2 .931 14 0 1.000 66.8 51.6 11.55 -3.60 8 8
2 Pennsylvania  Ivy 17 12 .586 10 4 .714 71.6 69.3 -0.64 -2.84
3 Yale  Ivy 12 14 .462 7 7 .500 64.7 67.6 -9.71 -6.79
4 Harvard  Ivy 13 13 .500 6 8 .429 69.4 69.2 -8.08 -8.28
5 Columbia  Ivy 11 15 .423 6 8 .429 56.8 62.1 -13.45 -8.13
6 Cornell  Ivy 9 17 .346 6 8 .429 62.4 65.8 -11.64 -8.20
7 Dartmouth  Ivy 7 19 .269 4 10 .286 56.7 65.2 -15.61 -7.11
8 Brown  Ivy 6 20 .231 3 11 .214 56.8 68.2 -17.25 -5.94

MAAC - 10 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 IonaRT MAAC 27 6 .818 15 3 .833 80.2 69.6 8.56 -2.07
2 Rider  MAAC 18 10 .643 12 6 .667 70.4 65.9 1.27 -3.31
3 Siena  MAAC 17 12 .586 10 8 .556 83.3 80.1 0.30 -2.95
4 Niagara  MAAC 14 13 .519 10 8 .556 72.3 70.4 0.52 -1.41
5 Loyola (MD)  MAAC 12 16 .429 9 9 .500 76.5 79.2 -3.19 -0.55
6 Canisius  MAAC 13 14 .481 9 9 .500 68.3 70.9 -3.07 -0.48
7 Manhattan  MAAC 12 17 .414 7 11 .389 65.6 69.5 -4.75 -0.88
8 Marist  MAAC 11 17 .393 7 11 .389 69.3 72.9 -7.18 -3.51
9 Fairfield  MAAC 12 15 .444 7 11 .389 70.2 71.3 -2.85 -1.81
10 Saint Peter's  MAAC 8 19 .296 4 14 .222 69.0 72.3 -6.18 -2.84

MAC - 12 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Akron R MAC (East) 17 10 .630 13 5 .722 74.6 68.4 5.57 -0.66
2 Kent State  MAC (East) 13 17 .433 9 9 .500 68.0 72.4 -3.76 0.68
3 Miami (OH)  MAC (East) 17 12 .586 9 9 .500 68.0 66.3 3.62 1.94
4 Marshall  MAC (East) 11 16 .407 7 11 .389 66.4 70.0 -2.97 0.63
5 Bowling Green State  MAC (East) 10 16 .385 7 11 .389 67.5 71.7 -3.20 0.97
6 Ohio  MAC (East) 5 21 .192 3 15 .167 64.0 77.5 -11.06 2.44
7 Ball State R MAC (West) 21 8 .724 14 4 .778 77.5 70.7 7.46 0.68
8 Western Michigan MAC (West) 21 8 .724 14 4 .778 78.8 70.4 10.29 1.91
9 Eastern MichiganT MAC (West) 20 10 .667 13 5 .722 79.8 75.7 6.70 2.67
10 Toledo  MAC (West) 15 12 .556 10 8 .556 69.5 65.2 4.55 0.21
11 Northern Illinois  MAC (West) 10 16 .385 6 12 .333 66.8 68.9 -3.91 -1.87
12 Central Michigan  MAC (West) 5 21 .192 3 15 .167 68.6 82.6 -11.57 2.47

MEAC - 11 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Coppin State R MEAC 21 8 .724 17 1 .944 77.6 69.7 -2.42 -10.29
2 South Carolina StateT MEAC 22 8 .733 16 2 .889 74.3 69.8 -5.68 -10.23
3 Hampton  MEAC 14 12 .538 11 7 .611 68.1 71.2 -14.62 -11.46
4 Morgan State  MEAC 12 16 .429 11 7 .611 72.6 77.7 -13.93 -8.90
5 Florida A&M  MEAC 11 17 .393 8 10 .444 71.3 75.6 -16.11 -11.83
6 Delaware State  MEAC 9 18 .333 7 11 .389 68.6 81.0 -22.44 -10.04
7 Maryland-Eastern Shore  MEAC 9 18 .333 7 11 .389 68.1 72.9 -16.17 -11.39
8 North Carolina A&T  MEAC 8 19 .296 7 11 .389 69.1 76.1 -17.99 -10.99
9 Howard  MEAC 8 20 .286 5 13 .278 69.2 77.2 -20.22 -12.22
10 Bethune-Cookman  MEAC 1 26 .037 1 17 .056 60.8 79.2 -27.35 -8.94
11 Norfolk State  MEAC 6 21 .222 0 0 65.9 76.4 -16.23 -5.71

Mid-Cont - 9 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 ValparaisoRT Mid-Cont 23 10 .697 13 3 .813 72.7 68.2 1.75 -2.66
2 Oral Roberts  Mid-Cont 19 12 .613 12 4 .750 78.7 73.4 0.35 -4.94
3 Youngstown State  Mid-Cont 20 9 .690 11 5 .688 70.7 65.0 -1.92 -7.66
4 Western Illinois  Mid-Cont 16 11 .593 11 5 .688 69.6 71.0 -8.14 -6.70
5 Buffalo  Mid-Cont 15 13 .536 9 7 .563 72.7 72.5 -6.20 -6.39
6 Missouri-Kansas City  Mid-Cont 9 18 .333 7 9 .438 68.1 73.9 -11.17 -5.33
7 Southern Utah  Mid-Cont 7 20 .259 4 12 .250 67.9 76.4 -13.89 -5.41
8 Northeastern Illinois  Mid-Cont 6 19 .240 3 13 .188 67.6 82.9 -21.26 -6.00
9 Chicago State  Mid-Cont 2 25 .074 2 14 .125 68.0 89.7 -25.22 -3.60

MW Coll - 8 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Detroit MercyR MW Coll 25 6 .806 12 2 .857 72.7 63.3 9.86 0.48
2 Illinois-ChicagoR MW Coll 22 6 .786 12 2 .857 74.6 66.1 9.20 0.67
3 ButlerT MW Coll 22 11 .667 8 6 .571 65.8 63.7 4.86 2.76
4 Green Bay  MW Coll 17 12 .586 7 7 .500 64.5 60.0 3.93 -0.58
5 Cleveland State  MW Coll 12 15 .444 6 8 .429 64.6 70.5 -2.63 3.26
6 Loyola (IL)  MW Coll 15 15 .500 6 8 .429 64.9 68.5 -5.00 -1.34
7 Wright State  MW Coll 10 18 .357 3 11 .214 66.6 72.4 -4.35 1.50
8 Milwaukee  MW Coll 3 24 .111 2 12 .143 61.1 73.0 -9.89 1.96

MVC - 10 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Illinois StateRT MVC 25 6 .806 16 2 .889 75.4 69.2 9.63 3.40 24
2 Creighton  MVC 18 10 .643 12 6 .667 75.0 69.9 6.27 1.20
3 Wichita State  MVC 16 15 .516 11 7 .611 63.5 64.5 0.94 1.88
4 Missouri State  MVC 16 16 .500 11 7 .611 74.0 70.2 7.44 3.63
5 Indiana State  MVC 16 11 .593 10 8 .556 69.4 66.6 3.45 0.64
6 Bradley  MVC 15 14 .517 9 9 .500 64.1 62.0 4.22 2.11
7 Evansville  MVC 15 15 .500 9 9 .500 69.6 67.6 1.70 -0.37
8 Southern Illinois  MVC 14 18 .438 8 10 .444 75.0 75.5 1.79 2.31
9 Northern Iowa  MVC 10 17 .370 4 14 .222 69.2 70.4 -0.99 0.16
10 Drake  MVC 3 24 .111 0 18 .000 59.9 75.6 -14.07 1.59

NEC - 9 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Long Island University R NEC 21 11 .656 14 2 .875 93.5 88.9 2.60 -2.06
2 Fairleigh DickinsonT NEC 23 7 .767 13 3 .813 83.9 75.6 2.90 -5.38
3 St. Francis (NY)  NEC 15 12 .556 10 6 .625 71.3 69.9 -5.54 -6.88
4 Saint Francis (PA)  NEC 17 10 .630 10 6 .625 69.2 66.5 -4.81 -7.46
5 Mount St. Mary's  NEC 13 15 .464 8 8 .500 71.4 70.8 -5.00 -5.60
6 Wagner  NEC 13 16 .448 7 9 .438 73.2 77.4 -11.54 -7.33
7 Robert Morris  NEC 8 19 .296 4 12 .250 62.9 69.1 -12.28 -6.12
8 Monmouth  NEC 4 23 .148 3 13 .188 60.1 72.3 -16.37 -4.22
9 Central Connecticut State  NEC 4 22 .154 3 13 .188 65.0 76.3 -17.57 -6.29

OVC - 10 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Murray StateRT OVC 29 4 .879 16 2 .889 84.8 71.6 6.82 -6.35 25 25
2 Eastern Illinois  OVC 16 11 .593 13 5 .722 73.5 72.5 -4.90 -5.90
3 Middle Tennessee  OVC 19 9 .679 12 6 .667 71.7 66.8 -1.76 -6.59
4 Austin Peay  OVC 17 11 .607 11 7 .611 70.2 67.7 -4.73 -7.23
5 Southeast Missouri State  OVC 14 13 .519 10 8 .556 72.5 73.6 -6.65 -5.53
6 Eastern Kentucky  OVC 10 17 .370 8 10 .444 69.4 75.6 -11.11 -4.95
7 Tennessee State  OVC 13 16 .448 8 10 .444 68.4 72.0 -9.34 -5.71
8 Tennessee Tech  OVC 9 21 .300 5 13 .278 64.1 76.3 -18.50 -6.38
9 Tennessee-Martin  OVC 7 20 .259 5 13 .278 62.5 74.8 -16.71 -4.36
10 Morehead State  OVC 3 23 .115 2 16 .111 63.6 74.9 -15.15 -3.85

Pac-10 - 10 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 ArizonaR Pac-10 30 5 .857 17 1 .944 90.8 74.6 24.58 8.38 1 1 4
2 StanfordF Pac-10 30 5 .857 15 3 .833 79.7 68.9 19.00 8.18 14 4 10
3 UCLA Pac-10 24 9 .727 12 6 .667 82.8 80.8 13.05 11.01 6 6 19
4 Washington Pac-10 20 10 .667 11 7 .611 78.6 76.6 10.32 8.32
5 Arizona State  Pac-10 18 14 .563 8 10 .444 84.5 84.6 7.94 8.00
6 Oregon  Pac-10 13 14 .481 8 10 .444 69.4 70.7 6.03 7.26
7 California  Pac-10 12 15 .444 8 10 .444 70.2 69.8 8.37 7.99
8 Southern California  Pac-10 9 19 .321 5 13 .278 75.0 80.4 2.13 7.49
9 Oregon State  Pac-10 13 17 .433 3 15 .167 68.7 70.2 4.79 6.25
10 Washington State  Pac-10 10 19 .345 3 15 .167 70.4 73.2 5.02 7.82

Patriot - 7 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Lafayette R Patriot 19 9 .679 10 2 .833 73.5 69.7 -4.41 -8.18
2 NavyRT Patriot 19 11 .633 10 2 .833 69.8 66.1 -3.78 -7.49
3 Bucknell  Patriot 13 15 .464 8 4 .667 68.9 68.9 -6.81 -6.81
4 Colgate  Patriot 10 18 .357 5 7 .417 74.1 77.1 -9.73 -6.76
5 Lehigh  Patriot 10 17 .370 4 8 .333 69.6 77.8 -15.69 -7.45
6 Holy Cross  Patriot 7 20 .259 3 9 .250 68.4 76.8 -16.58 -8.24
7 Army  Patriot 8 19 .296 2 10 .167 64.3 76.5 -20.37 -8.18

SEC - 12 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 KentuckyRTFN SEC (East) 35 4 .897 14 2 .875 80.1 67.0 22.95 9.85 8 4 5
2 South Carolina SEC (East) 23 8 .742 11 5 .688 71.3 67.6 12.51 8.77 7 5 14
3 Tennessee SEC (East) 20 9 .690 9 7 .563 75.9 70.6 11.15 5.91
4 Georgia  SEC (East) 20 15 .571 7 9 .438 75.8 71.7 13.11 9.02 19 19
5 Vanderbilt  SEC (East) 20 13 .606 7 9 .438 74.8 70.2 11.68 7.02
6 Florida  SEC (East) 14 15 .483 6 10 .375 76.1 73.6 8.97 6.42
7 MississippiR SEC (West) 22 7 .759 12 4 .750 79.7 69.6 17.22 7.07 23 10 13
8 Arkansas SEC (West) 24 9 .727 11 5 .688 83.0 72.7 16.16 5.78 12 17
9 Auburn  SEC (West) 16 14 .533 7 9 .438 68.9 67.4 7.45 5.95
10 Alabama  SEC (West) 15 16 .484 6 10 .375 69.6 68.4 7.73 6.47
11 Mississippi State  SEC (West) 15 15 .500 4 12 .250 71.2 68.6 7.75 5.13
12 Louisiana State  SEC (West) 9 18 .333 2 14 .125 60.8 65.9 1.07 6.19

Southern - 11 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Appalachian State R Southern (North) 21 8 .724 13 2 .867 69.9 67.2 -3.08 -5.81
2 DavidsonRT Southern (North) 20 10 .667 13 2 .867 69.9 66.9 -0.71 -3.74
3 Virginia Military Institute  Southern (North) 14 13 .519 8 7 .533 71.6 77.2 -11.27 -5.66
4 Western Carolina  Southern (North) 12 15 .444 6 9 .400 69.8 74.1 -10.69 -6.36
5 East Tennessee State  Southern (North) 11 16 .407 6 9 .400 64.2 67.4 -11.56 -8.36
6 North Carolina-Greensboro  Southern (North) 9 19 .321 6 9 .400 63.0 71.2 -12.68 -4.44
7 Chattanooga R Southern (South) 13 15 .464 7 7 .500 62.8 66.6 -8.70 -4.83
8 Citadel  Southern (South) 15 13 .536 6 8 .429 63.3 62.8 -8.52 -9.02
9 Wofford  Southern (South) 9 18 .333 6 8 .429 60.9 72.1 -16.06 -4.85
10 Furman  Southern (South) 9 20 .310 5 9 .357 61.1 68.1 -15.15 -8.11
11 Georgia Southern  Southern (South) 10 18 .357 4 10 .286 62.6 69.9 -14.21 -6.92

Southland - 10 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Nicholls StateRT Southland 19 10 .655 15 1 .938 76.5 75.9 -5.35 -5.95
2 Texas State  Southland 17 11 .607 10 6 .625 72.8 70.2 -5.68 -8.24
3 Texas-San Antonio  Southland 16 11 .593 10 6 .625 76.0 72.2 -5.94 -9.78
4 Northwestern State  Southland 13 14 .481 10 6 .625 72.2 74.5 -10.07 -7.79
5 Louisiana-Monroe  Southland 13 16 .448 8 8 .500 77.6 81.4 -8.10 -4.35
6 Texas-Arlington  Southland 13 16 .448 8 8 .500 70.1 74.0 -11.37 -7.52
7 Sam Houston State  Southland 9 17 .346 7 9 .438 69.4 74.0 -10.98 -6.40
8 Stephen F. Austin  Southland 10 16 .385 6 10 .375 71.0 79.1 -14.37 -6.29
9 McNeese State  Southland 7 19 .269 4 12 .250 69.8 78.6 -16.45 -7.73
10 Southeastern Louisiana  Southland 6 20 .231 2 14 .125 76.8 86.7 -18.74 -8.91

Sun Belt - 10 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 South AlabamaRT Sun Belt 21 7 .750 14 4 .778 65.0 54.5 7.56 -2.94
2 Arkansas State R Sun Belt 20 9 .690 14 4 .778 74.8 70.5 1.20 -3.11
3 Louisiana-Lafayette  Sun Belt 18 13 .581 12 6 .667 74.5 73.4 -0.32 -1.45
4 Arkansas-Little Rock  Sun Belt 15 13 .536 10 8 .556 67.4 70.0 -5.40 -2.81
5 Louisiana Tech  Sun Belt 12 15 .444 9 9 .500 68.5 67.1 -1.42 -2.83
6 New Orleans  Sun Belt 15 12 .556 9 9 .500 69.3 67.1 -0.88 -2.99
7 Lamar  Sun Belt 15 14 .517 7 11 .389 66.8 66.1 -3.48 -4.17
8 Jacksonville  Sun Belt 8 19 .296 6 12 .333 65.8 70.9 -7.85 -2.77
9 Western Kentucky  Sun Belt 10 19 .345 6 12 .333 65.7 69.7 -5.29 -1.33
10 Texas-Pan American  Sun Belt 3 24 .111 3 15 .167 72.3 91.7 -18.48 0.93

SWAC - 8 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Texas Southern R SWAC 15 16 .484 12 4 .750 74.6 77.0 -9.82 -7.34
2 Jackson State  SWAC 14 13 .519 11 5 .688 68.3 70.0 -8.59 -6.85
3 Grambling  SWAC 16 12 .571 10 6 .625 70.0 73.6 -13.36 -9.80
4 Southern  SWAC 14 13 .519 10 6 .625 84.1 80.8 -7.85 -11.15
5 Alcorn State  SWAC 12 15 .444 8 8 .500 71.9 76.1 -12.51 -8.29
6 Prairie ViewT SWAC 13 17 .433 6 10 .375 68.5 79.4 -17.13 -6.21
7 Alabama State  SWAC 11 17 .393 6 10 .375 68.1 74.6 -16.78 -10.28
8 Mississippi Valley State  SWAC 6 21 .222 6 10 .375 73.9 83.3 -16.97 -7.59

WAC - 16 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 UtahRF WAC (Mountain) 30 4 .882 12 2 .857 69.8 57.6 17.06 4.87 16 3 7
2 New Mexico WAC (Mountain) 24 8 .750 11 3 .786 75.7 65.9 14.89 5.08 11 8 18
3 Wyoming  WAC (Mountain) 19 9 .679 9 5 .643 63.4 59.5 5.49 1.53
4 Colorado State  WAC (Mountain) 20 9 .690 8 6 .571 67.3 62.7 6.14 1.55
5 Nevada-Las VegasT WAC (Mountain) 20 13 .606 7 7 .500 69.2 67.1 7.40 5.31
6 Brigham Young  WAC (Mountain) 9 21 .300 4 10 .286 63.5 69.8 -0.16 6.08
7 Texas-El Paso  WAC (Mountain) 12 14 .462 3 11 .214 63.5 65.9 0.51 2.93
8 Air Force  WAC (Mountain) 10 16 .385 2 12 .143 62.8 70.9 -5.51 2.59
9 Texas ChristianR WAC (Pacific) 27 6 .818 14 0 1.000 97.0 77.4 22.13 2.54 13 15
10 Fresno State  WAC (Pacific) 21 13 .618 10 4 .714 81.8 78.1 9.17 5.48 13 12
11 Tulsa  WAC (Pacific) 19 12 .613 9 5 .643 68.3 65.1 6.26 3.03
12 Hawaii  WAC (Pacific) 21 9 .700 8 6 .571 77.6 70.8 11.10 4.27 21
13 Southern Methodist  WAC (Pacific) 18 10 .643 6 8 .429 76.4 71.2 5.63 0.45
14 San Diego State  WAC (Pacific) 13 15 .464 5 9 .357 69.1 73.6 -1.21 3.27
15 Rice  WAC (Pacific) 6 22 .214 3 11 .214 62.7 70.6 -2.16 5.69
16 San Jose State  WAC (Pacific) 3 23 .115 1 13 .071 59.6 76.7 -12.42 4.70

WCC - 8 Schools

1996-97 Season Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Gonzaga R WCC 24 10 .706 10 4 .714 79.4 70.7 10.65 1.87
2 Pepperdine  WCC 17 10 .630 9 5 .643 69.8 65.9 4.92 0.99
3 Santa Clara  WCC 18 10 .643 8 6 .571 73.3 68.8 6.83 2.31
4 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 11 15 .423 7 7 .500 74.7 79.0 -2.55 1.73
5 San FranciscoT WCC 19 11 .633 7 7 .500 73.5 67.0 7.97 1.48
6 Portland  WCC 14 13 .519 7 7 .500 65.9 69.4 -3.26 0.30
7 San Diego  WCC 14 14 .500 5 9 .357 69.6 71.4 -1.15 0.70
8 Loyola Marymount  WCC 7 20 .259 3 11 .214 73.3 81.7 -6.84 1.58