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1997-98 Season Summary

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National Champion: Kentucky
Final Four: Kentucky, UNC, Stanford and Utah

Consensus Player of the Year: Antawn Jamison

AP Preseason #1: ArizonaAP Final #1: North Carolina

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Atlantic Coast Conference 9 186 109 .631 16.05 10.09 3 5 1 Duke North Carolina
2 Big Ten Conference 11 207 144 .590 12.59 8.37 4 5 0 Illinois
Michigan State
Michigan
3 Southeastern Conference 12 233 143 .620 11.48 6.96 4 5 1 Kentucky (East)
Mississippi (West)
Kentucky
4 Pacific-10 Conference 10 179 127 .585 10.12 8.07 3 4 1 Arizona
5 Big East Conference 13 231 167 .580 9.43 7.07 2 5 0 Connecticut (Big East 6)
Syracuse (Big East 7)
Connecticut
6 Big 12 Conference 12 206 158 .566 7.17 5.11 1 4 0 Kansas Kansas
7 Atlantic 10 Conference 12 198 165 .545 6.43 5.04 2 5 0 Temple (East)
Dayton (West)
George Washington (West)
Xavier (West)
Xavier
8 Conference USA 12 201 172 .539 5.96 5.02 1 3 0 Cincinnati (American)
Memphis (National)
Cincinnati
9 Western Athletic Conference 16 272 204 .571 5.27 3.71 3 4 1 Utah (Mountain)
Texas Christian (Pacific)
Nevada-Las Vegas
10 West Coast Conference 8 124 103 .546 2.07 1.37 0 1 0 Gonzaga San Francisco
11 Missouri Valley Conference 10 148 146 .503 2.04 1.65 0 1 0 Illinois State Illinois State
12 Midwestern Collegiate Conference 8 126 107 .541 0.75 1.09 0 3 0 Detroit Mercy
Illinois-Chicago
Butler
13 Mid-American Conference 12 165 167 .497 0.14 1.01 0 2 0 Akron (East)
Ball State (West)
Eastern Michigan
14 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 10 144 139 .509 -1.66 -1.98 0 1 0 Iona Iona
15 Big West Conference 12 171 174 .496 -1.78 -0.11 0 1 0 Utah State (East)
Pacific (West)
Utah State
16 Colonial Athletic Association 9 123 131 .484 -1.90 -1.31 0 1 0 North Carolina-Wilmington
William & Mary
Richmond
17 Sun Belt Conference 10 137 145 .486 -3.43 -2.35 0 1 0 Arkansas State
South Alabama
South Alabama
18 America East Conference 10 141 142 .498 -5.13 -4.25 0 1 0 Boston University
Delaware
Delaware
19 Big Sky Conference 8 105 118 .471 -5.27 -3.28 0 1 0 Northern Arizona Northern Arizona
20 Northeast Conference 9 118 135 .466 -7.51 -5.71 0 1 0 Long Island University Fairleigh Dickinson
21 Ivy Group 8 102 112 .477 -8.10 -6.36 1 1 0 Princeton
22 Ohio Valley Conference 10 137 145 .486 -8.20 -5.68 1 1 0 Murray State Murray State
23 Mid-Continent Conference 9 117 137 .461 -9.52 -5.41 0 1 0 Valparaiso Valparaiso
24 Southern Conference 11 143 165 .464 -10.24 -6.19 0 1 0 Appalachian State (North)
Davidson (North)
Chattanooga (South)
Davidson
25 Southland Conference 10 123 150 .451 -10.71 -7.30 0 1 0 Nicholls State Nicholls State
26 Patriot League 7 86 109 .441 -11.05 -7.59 0 1 0 Lafayette
Navy
Navy
27 Atlantic Sun Conference 12 152 179 .459 -11.18 -8.20 0 1 0 College of Charleston (East)
Georgia State (West)
College of Charleston
28 Southwest Athletic Conference 8 101 124 .449 -12.88 -8.44 0 1 0 Texas Southern Prairie View
29 Big South Conference 7 84 111 .431 -13.53 -8.31 0 1 0 North Carolina-Asheville Radford
30 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 11 121 183 .398 -15.74 -10.18 0 1 0 Coppin State South Carolina State

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
North Carolina ACC 4 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 4 1
Kansas Big 12 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 4 3 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 2
Duke ACC 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 3
Arizona Pac-10 1 1 1 4 6 5 5 8 5 5 6 6 4 3 3 2 2 4
Kentucky SEC 8 9 8 7 4 4 4 6 6 6 7 7 8 7 8 7 7 5
Connecticut Big East 12 12 11 13 13 12 11 10 8 10 8 9 7 6 7 6 6 6
Utah WAC 16 16 16 11 9 7 6 4 3 4 4 3 5 5 6 5 5 7
Princeton Ivy - - - 25 22 19 18 17 15 12 11 11 11 10 9 9 8 8
Cincinnati CUSA - - - - - - - - - - 21 18 20 19 17 17 14 9
Stanford Pac-10 14 15 15 12 11 9 8 7 7 7 5 4 9 14 10 8 11 10
Purdue Big Ten 9 8 6 6 8 8 7 5 9 9 12 10 10 8 5 11 9 11
Michigan Big Ten - - - - - 21 - 18 17 19 16 19 18 21 22 21 17 12
Mississippi SEC 23 21 17 14 21 18 16 16 14 11 13 12 17 18 15 13 10 13
South Carolina SEC 7 6 5 5 5 6 10 11 16 14 14 13 13 15 13 14 15 14
Texas Christian WAC - - - - - 24 25 - - - - - - 22 19 15 13 15
Michigan State Big Ten - - - - - - - - - - - 22 16 13 14 10 12 16
Arkansas SEC - - - 18 15 13 12 23 22 22 18 15 14 12 16 12 16 17
New Mexico WAC 11 11 10 8 14 14 14 12 12 15 17 14 12 11 11 16 20 18
UCLA Pac-10 6 7 7 15 12 11 9 9 10 8 9 8 6 9 12 18 19 19
Maryland ACC - - 24 23 19 22 20 20 - - - 23 25 24 25 - 21 20
Syracuse Big East - - - - - 25 19 19 18 15 15 20 19 23 21 23 22 21
Illinois Big Ten - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 22 18 22
Xavier A-10 10 10 9 9 7 10 13 13 19 18 19 24 21 - - - - 23
Temple A-10 24 18 20 20 20 16 24 - - - - - - - - 24 24 24
Murray State OVC - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25
School Conf Pre 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
Charlotte CUSA 18 17 25 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Clemson ACC 5 5 13 17 17 - 21 21 24 - 25 - - - - - - -
Florida State ACC - - - 19 16 17 17 15 13 17 20 - - - - - - -
Fresno State WAC 13 13 12 16 18 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
George Washington A-10 - - - - - - - - - - - - 22 17 24 - - -
Georgia SEC 19 25 22 21 23 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Tech ACC - - - 22 24 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hawaii WAC - - - - - - - - 21 24 24 - - - - - - -
Illinois State MVC - 24 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Indiana Big Ten 17 23 21 - - - - - - - - 25 - - - - - -
Iowa Big Ten 15 14 14 10 10 15 15 14 11 13 10 16 24 - - - - -
Louisville CUSA 25 22 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Marquette CUSA - - - - - - - 25 20 23 - - - - - - - -
Massachusetts A-10 - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 20 18 20 - -
Oklahoma Big 12 20 19 18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma State Big 12 - - - - - - - - - 25 - - - - - 25 25 -
Rhode Island A-10 21 20 23 - - - 22 24 23 20 22 21 - 25 - - - -
Texas Big 12 22 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wake Forest ACC - - - 24 25 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Virginia Big East - - - - - - 23 22 25 21 23 17 15 16 20 19 23 -

Season Leaders