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1998-99 School Ratings

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National Champion: Connecticut
Final Four: Connecticut, Duke, Michigan State and Ohio State

Consensus Player of the Year: Elton Brand

AP Preseason #1: Duke ▪ AP Final #1: Duke

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.

310 Schools

SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
1 Duke ACC 27.10 7.71 34.80
2 Maryland ACC 19.91 6.27 26.19
3 Connecticut Big East 11.62 13.12 24.74
4 Auburn SEC (West) 13.91 10.63 24.54
5 St. John's (NY) Big East 13.41 9.30 22.71
6 Kentucky SEC (East) 9.85 12.78 22.63
7 Michigan State Big Ten 8.12 14.50 22.62
8 Stanford Pac-10 7.00 15.21 22.21
9 Cincinnati CUSA (American) 7.62 12.33 19.95
10 Ohio State Big Ten 10.50 8.52 19.02
11 Utah WAC (Pacific) 2.11 15.86 17.97
12 Wisconsin Big Ten -0.74 18.02 17.28
13 Indiana Big Ten 13.76 3.46 17.21
14 Temple A-10 (East) 1.83 15.23 17.05
15 Miami (FL) Big East 7.04 9.75 16.78
16 North Carolina ACC 5.72 11.06 16.77
17 Kansas Big 12 8.09 8.14 16.23
18 Syracuse Big East 6.40 9.46 15.86
19 Florida SEC (East) 13.00 2.69 15.69
20 Iowa Big Ten 12.14 3.22 15.36
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
21 Arizona Pac-10 16.51 -1.23 15.28
22 UCLA Pac-10 10.41 4.86 15.26
23 Louisville CUSA (American) 12.39 2.83 15.22
24 Gonzaga WCC 9.92 5.12 15.03
25 Mississippi SEC (West) 9.76 5.08 14.83
26 Tennessee SEC (East) 5.63 8.45 14.08
27 Missouri State MVC 7.17 6.64 13.81
28 Minnesota Big Ten 5.58 7.96 13.53
29 Clemson ACC 4.81 8.63 13.44
30 Purdue Big Ten 4.70 8.52 13.22
31 Oklahoma Big 12 3.46 9.67 13.14
32 Xavier A-10 (West) 11.17 1.78 12.95
33 Arkansas SEC (West) 11.27 1.56 12.83
34 Oklahoma State Big 12 4.22 8.42 12.64
35 Missouri Big 12 5.33 7.07 12.40
36 Rutgers Big East 4.95 7.35 12.30
37 Creighton MVC 9.08 3.16 12.24
38 North Carolina State ACC 4.30 7.90 12.19
39 Villanova Big East 9.65 2.38 12.02
40 California Pac-10 5.44 6.51 11.94
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
41 Miami (OH) MAC (East) 0.85 10.82 11.67
42 Washington Pac-10 9.11 2.51 11.62
43 Oregon Pac-10 8.25 3.07 11.32
44 Southern California Pac-10 8.41 2.86 11.27
45 Penn State Big Ten 6.59 4.58 11.17
46 George Washington A-10 (West) 12.99 -2.00 10.99
47 Northwestern Big Ten -5.44 16.25 10.82
48 Tulsa WAC (Mountain) 1.25 9.48 10.72
49 Illinois Big Ten -1.15 11.73 10.59
50 Charlotte CUSA (American) 3.09 7.45 10.54
51 Texas Big 12 3.85 6.47 10.32
52 Kansas State Big 12 2.50 7.74 10.24
53 Texas Christian WAC (Mountain) 17.21 -7.21 10.00
54 Wake Forest ACC 0.42 9.39 9.81
55 Rhode Island A-10 (East) 6.35 3.17 9.52
56 Seton Hall Big East 0.92 8.50 9.42
57 Ohio MAC (East) 6.71 2.47 9.18
58 DePaul CUSA (American) 7.07 2.00 9.07
59 Arizona State Pac-10 8.10 0.94 9.04
60 Alabama-Birmingham CUSA (National) 7.35 1.52 8.87
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
61 Nevada-Las Vegas WAC (Mountain) 3.74 5.04 8.77
62 Saint Louis CUSA (American) -0.80 9.57 8.77
63 Florida State ACC 6.76 1.95 8.71
64 Colorado State WAC (Mountain) 3.15 5.50 8.64
65 Michigan Big Ten 3.36 5.16 8.52
66 Toledo MAC (West) 0.62 7.83 8.45
67 Providence Big East 9.68 -1.39 8.30
68 Georgetown Big East 1.98 6.23 8.21
69 Georgia SEC (East) 5.76 2.42 8.19
70 Detroit Mercy MW Coll -5.27 13.39 8.12
71 Mississippi State SEC (West) 0.80 7.25 8.04
72 New Mexico WAC (Pacific) 5.17 2.79 7.96
73 Indiana State MVC 1.53 6.41 7.94
74 South Florida CUSA (National) 2.94 4.99 7.93
75 Fresno State WAC (Pacific) 13.78 -6.06 7.72
76 Nebraska Big 12 0.10 7.45 7.55
77 Southern Illinois MVC -1.61 8.93 7.32
78 Kent State MAC (East) 1.04 6.23 7.27
79 Colorado Big 12 4.84 2.31 7.15
80 Wyoming WAC (Mountain) 10.70 -3.65 7.05
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
81 Virginia ACC 4.94 2.06 7.00
82 Bowling Green State MAC (East) 2.21 4.68 6.89
83 Bradley MVC -3.98 10.80 6.82
84 Murray State OVC 7.20 -0.39 6.80
85 Rice WAC (Mountain) -3.58 10.38 6.80
86 Pennsylvania Ivy 1.52 4.98 6.50
87 Massachusetts A-10 (East) -2.19 8.62 6.43
88 College of Charleston Southern (South) -0.53 6.56 6.02
89 Evansville MVC 7.68 -1.79 5.89
90 Illinois State MVC 2.55 3.23 5.79
91 Oregon State Pac-10 -2.51 8.28 5.78
92 Vanderbilt SEC (East) 3.41 2.37 5.78
93 Alabama SEC (West) 1.00 4.73 5.73
94 Princeton Ivy -8.85 14.48 5.63
95 Iowa State Big 12 -5.64 11.04 5.40
96 Memphis CUSA (National) 9.42 -4.08 5.34
97 Weber State Big Sky 9.05 -3.75 5.31
98 Dayton A-10 (West) 1.90 3.31 5.21
99 Northern Arizona Big Sky 2.60 2.60 5.20
100 Notre Dame Big East 5.17 0.03 5.20
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
101 Akron MAC (East) 7.43 -2.27 5.15
102 Butler MW Coll -3.05 8.09 5.04
103 Marquette CUSA (American) -3.32 8.36 5.04
104 Marshall MAC (East) 7.18 -2.41 4.77
105 George Mason CAA 4.62 -0.10 4.52
106 Georgia Tech ACC 1.66 2.86 4.52
107 Old Dominion CAA 1.66 2.82 4.48
108 Texas-El Paso WAC (Pacific) -0.90 5.31 4.42
109 Valparaiso Mid-Cont -0.69 5.09 4.40
110 Southern Mississippi CUSA (National) -6.32 10.47 4.16
111 Pittsburgh Big East 0.82 3.24 4.06
112 Green Bay MW Coll -6.81 10.78 3.97
113 Northern Iowa MVC 5.04 -1.37 3.67
114 San Diego WCC -3.92 7.37 3.45
115 Arkansas State Sun Belt 3.10 0.22 3.31
116 Pepperdine WCC -4.45 7.63 3.17
117 West Virginia Big East 0.84 2.14 2.98
118 Washington State Pac-10 5.51 -2.56 2.95
119 Boise State Big West (East) -4.44 7.30 2.86
120 Brigham Young WAC (Pacific) 2.76 -0.11 2.65
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
121 Louisiana State SEC (West) -2.88 5.43 2.55
122 New Mexico State Big West (East) -2.12 4.52 2.40
123 Saint Joseph's A-10 (East) -1.23 3.41 2.18
124 Siena MAAC 13.85 -11.79 2.07
125 Southern Methodist WAC (Mountain) 3.59 -1.54 2.05
126 Louisiana Tech Sun Belt 5.29 -3.40 1.89
127 Tulane CUSA (National) 2.24 -0.49 1.75
128 Delaware AEC 3.80 -2.15 1.64
129 Ball State MAC (West) -2.54 4.11 1.57
130 Wichita State MVC 1.18 0.30 1.48
131 Hofstra AEC -5.23 6.39 1.15
132 Southeast Missouri State OVC -3.16 4.15 0.99
133 St. Bonaventure A-10 (East) -5.01 5.99 0.97
134 James Madison CAA 0.86 0.07 0.94
135 Florida International Sun Belt 1.96 -1.11 0.85
136 Cal State Northridge Big Sky 10.18 -9.39 0.79
137 Virginia Tech A-10 (West) -3.89 4.60 0.71
138 South Carolina SEC (East) -4.98 5.55 0.57
139 Oral Roberts Mid-Cont 4.78 -4.36 0.42
140 Utah State Big West (East) -2.23 2.44 0.21
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
141 Samford A-Sun -1.36 1.53 0.17
142 Idaho Big West (East) 1.54 -1.41 0.13
143 Montana State Big Sky 5.00 -4.92 0.09
144 San Jose State WAC (Pacific) -4.54 4.60 0.07
145 Navy Patriot -1.34 1.15 -0.20
146 Texas Tech Big 12 2.06 -2.40 -0.34
147 La Salle A-10 (West) 3.88 -4.30 -0.42
148 Appalachian State Southern (North) 1.98 -2.46 -0.48
149 Texas A&M Big 12 1.21 -2.06 -0.85
150 Portland State Big Sky 4.14 -5.06 -0.91
151 Western Michigan MAC (West) 4.26 -5.29 -1.02
152 Boston College Big East -2.29 1.08 -1.22
153 Western Kentucky Sun Belt -5.33 3.94 -1.39
154 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt -1.07 -0.38 -1.45
155 Davidson Southern (North) 1.93 -3.40 -1.47
156 Drexel AEC -2.75 1.16 -1.59
157 Fordham A-10 (East) -1.23 -0.35 -1.59
158 Santa Clara WCC -3.35 1.66 -1.69
159 Cleveland State MW Coll 1.74 -3.47 -1.73
160 Maine AEC 6.83 -8.57 -1.73
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
161 Drake MVC -2.41 0.51 -1.89
162 Iona MAAC 2.56 -4.49 -1.93
163 North Carolina-Wilmington CAA -8.68 6.68 -2.00
164 Virginia Commonwealth CAA 2.03 -4.10 -2.07
165 Central Florida A-Sun -0.56 -1.66 -2.21
166 Richmond CAA -3.65 1.31 -2.34
167 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC -0.55 -1.94 -2.48
168 Houston CUSA (National) 4.55 -7.11 -2.56
169 Lafayette Patriot 0.71 -3.35 -2.64
170 California-Santa Barbara Big West (West) -1.28 -1.46 -2.74
171 Alcorn State SWAC -2.10 -0.79 -2.88
172 Montana Big Sky -2.98 0.06 -2.93
173 San Francisco WCC -5.35 2.42 -2.93
174 Youngstown State Mid-Cont -4.68 1.74 -2.94
175 Central Michigan MAC (West) 1.13 -4.23 -3.10
176 Texas State Southland -6.05 2.94 -3.12
177 Hawaii WAC (Pacific) -3.90 0.67 -3.23
178 Pacific Big West (West) -6.33 2.91 -3.42
179 East Carolina CAA -7.33 3.80 -3.53
180 St. Francis (NY) NEC 7.45 -11.06 -3.61
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
181 Western Illinois Mid-Cont 0.51 -4.27 -3.75
182 Niagara MAAC 7.19 -11.06 -3.87
183 Rider MAAC -0.95 -2.94 -3.89
184 Marist MAAC -2.44 -1.55 -3.99
185 Air Force WAC (Mountain) 5.45 -9.44 -4.00
186 Chattanooga Southern (South) -5.28 1.03 -4.25
187 South Alabama Sun Belt -10.77 6.52 -4.25
188 Maryland-Baltimore County NEC -6.70 2.35 -4.35
189 Georgia State A-Sun -1.34 -3.06 -4.40
190 Loyola (MD) MAAC 2.59 -7.19 -4.60
191 New Orleans Sun Belt -9.53 4.90 -4.63
192 Fairfield MAAC 5.43 -10.09 -4.67
193 Long Beach State Big West (West) -3.81 -1.15 -4.96
194 Loyola Marymount WCC 7.82 -13.04 -5.21
195 Eastern Washington Big Sky 0.32 -5.60 -5.28
196 Bucknell Patriot -7.31 2.02 -5.30
197 Wright State MW Coll -0.35 -5.02 -5.36
198 Portland WCC -3.13 -2.47 -5.59
199 Baylor Big 12 -6.82 1.18 -5.64
200 Eastern Michigan MAC (West) -8.57 2.85 -5.72
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
201 Lamar Southland -1.19 -4.87 -6.06
202 Saint Peter's MAAC -5.82 -0.53 -6.35
203 Radford Big South -0.85 -5.56 -6.41
204 Loyola (IL) MW Coll -7.23 0.77 -6.46
205 Texas-San Antonio Southland 2.90 -9.37 -6.47
206 Robert Morris NEC -2.07 -4.48 -6.55
207 East Tennessee State Southern (North) -2.84 -3.79 -6.63
208 Winthrop Big South -9.06 2.38 -6.67
209 Northern Illinois MAC (West) -8.85 2.00 -6.85
210 Coppin State MEAC -5.85 -1.02 -6.87
211 Eastern Illinois OVC -0.43 -6.44 -6.87
212 Illinois-Chicago MW Coll -7.42 0.54 -6.88
213 Milwaukee MW Coll -3.24 -3.76 -7.00
214 Canisius MAAC -2.80 -4.23 -7.03
215 Cal Poly Big West (West) 11.00 -18.06 -7.06
216 Southern SWAC 5.60 -12.82 -7.21
217 Mount St. Mary's NEC -4.97 -2.32 -7.29
218 Central Connecticut State NEC -4.48 -2.89 -7.37
219 Duquesne A-10 (West) -6.47 -1.13 -7.59
220 Southern Utah Mid-Cont -0.10 -7.52 -7.62
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
221 Arkansas-Little Rock Sun Belt -6.26 -1.48 -7.74
222 Austin Peay OVC -0.33 -7.53 -7.86
223 Harvard Ivy -0.63 -7.31 -7.94
224 Cal State Fullerton Big West (West) -2.35 -5.64 -7.99
225 Colgate Patriot -8.05 -0.02 -8.07
226 Texas-Pan American Ind 4.82 -12.90 -8.08
227 Stetson A-Sun -6.36 -1.85 -8.20
228 California-Irvine Big West (West) -6.38 -2.04 -8.42
229 Fairleigh Dickinson NEC -9.04 0.58 -8.47
230 Missouri-Kansas City Mid-Cont -1.34 -7.14 -8.48
231 Nicholls State Southland -7.52 -1.07 -8.59
232 McNeese State Southland 0.22 -8.81 -8.60
233 Morehead State OVC 1.90 -10.64 -8.75
234 Middle Tennessee OVC -5.17 -3.63 -8.81
235 American CAA -7.14 -1.80 -8.95
236 Boston University AEC -7.91 -1.44 -9.35
237 Furman Southern (South) -5.28 -4.39 -9.67
238 Cornell Ivy -7.38 -2.32 -9.69
239 IUPUI Mid-Cont -7.47 -2.27 -9.74
240 Nevada Big West (East) -3.33 -6.41 -9.75
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
241 Dartmouth Ivy -7.98 -1.82 -9.80
242 Wofford Southern (South) -3.34 -6.56 -9.90
243 Denver Ind 0.31 -10.37 -10.06
244 Tennessee Tech OVC -8.42 -1.67 -10.09
245 Tennessee State OVC -4.19 -6.15 -10.33
246 Louisiana-Monroe Southland -2.00 -8.37 -10.36
247 William & Mary CAA -7.23 -3.21 -10.44
248 Vermont AEC -7.37 -3.23 -10.60
249 Norfolk State MEAC 9.88 -20.50 -10.62
250 Centenary (LA) A-Sun -10.26 -0.46 -10.73
251 Idaho State Big Sky -7.96 -3.39 -11.35
252 Texas-Arlington Southland -4.29 -7.18 -11.47
253 Georgia Southern Southern (South) -10.60 -0.93 -11.53
254 Long Island University NEC -6.09 -5.48 -11.57
255 San Diego State WAC (Pacific) -2.68 -9.05 -11.73
256 South Carolina State MEAC -11.33 -0.42 -11.75
257 Jacksonville A-Sun -10.67 -1.25 -11.92
258 Wagner NEC -6.10 -5.98 -12.08
259 Jackson State SWAC -8.77 -3.56 -12.34
260 Bethune-Cookman MEAC -9.71 -2.67 -12.37
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
261 Saint Francis (PA) NEC -5.91 -6.83 -12.74
262 Northwestern State Southland -9.26 -3.77 -13.03
263 Sam Houston State Southland -3.38 -9.72 -13.10
264 Hartford AEC -4.06 -9.10 -13.16
265 North Carolina-Asheville Big South -0.17 -13.08 -13.25
266 Northeastern AEC -3.82 -9.48 -13.30
267 Manhattan MAAC -12.60 -0.85 -13.45
268 North Texas Big West (East) 2.27 -15.78 -13.51
269 North Carolina A&T MEAC -8.18 -5.37 -13.55
270 Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC -6.08 -7.48 -13.56
271 Mississippi Valley State SWAC -3.92 -9.90 -13.82
272 Virginia Military Institute Southern (North) -4.03 -9.93 -13.96
273 Tennessee-Martin OVC -9.04 -4.95 -14.00
274 Charleston Southern Big South -2.56 -11.80 -14.36
275 Hampton MEAC -6.14 -8.22 -14.37
276 Columbia Ivy -13.10 -1.40 -14.50
277 Florida A&M MEAC -2.89 -11.73 -14.63
278 Morgan State MEAC -8.55 -6.16 -14.71
279 Towson AEC -13.37 -1.53 -14.90
280 North Carolina-Greensboro Southern (North) -7.66 -7.30 -14.97
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
281 Buffalo MAC (East) -9.95 -5.08 -15.04
282 Monmouth NEC -10.14 -4.94 -15.08
283 Alabama State SWAC -11.66 -3.65 -15.31
284 Florida Atlantic A-Sun 0.55 -16.51 -15.96
285 Campbell A-Sun -9.91 -6.36 -16.27
286 Troy A-Sun 0.44 -16.76 -16.31
287 Stephen F. Austin Southland -5.29 -11.52 -16.81
288 Quinnipiac NEC -5.97 -11.35 -17.32
289 Holy Cross Patriot -14.54 -2.84 -17.37
290 Mercer A-Sun -10.02 -7.42 -17.44
291 Jacksonville State A-Sun -12.06 -5.40 -17.45
292 Yale Ivy -13.79 -4.09 -17.87
293 Texas Southern SWAC -11.75 -6.23 -17.98
294 Citadel Southern (South) -13.21 -4.85 -18.06
295 Sacramento State Big Sky -12.36 -6.04 -18.40
296 Brown Ivy -11.36 -7.63 -18.99
297 Eastern Kentucky OVC -7.47 -11.74 -19.21
298 Lehigh Patriot -10.73 -9.24 -19.97
299 Delaware State MEAC -2.61 -17.49 -20.10
300 Grambling SWAC -7.67 -12.66 -20.33
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
301 Coastal Carolina Big South -3.36 -17.05 -20.40
302 New Hampshire AEC -9.22 -11.97 -21.19
303 Chicago State Mid-Cont -15.88 -5.66 -21.53
304 Western Carolina Southern (North) -11.08 -10.91 -21.99
305 Southeastern Louisiana Southland -5.80 -16.43 -22.23
306 Army Patriot -12.97 -9.39 -22.35
307 Liberty Big South -5.94 -18.57 -24.52
308 Prairie View SWAC -6.05 -19.51 -25.56
309 Howard MEAC -15.26 -10.41 -25.67
310 Arkansas-Pine Bluff SWAC -8.44 -18.76 -27.20