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2008-09 School Ratings

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National Champion: North Carolina
Final Four: Connecticut, Michigan State, North Carolina and Villanova

Consensus Player of the Year: Blake Griffin

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

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.

330 Schools

SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
1 North Carolina ACC 23.85 1.60 25.46
2 Connecticut Big East 13.22 8.96 22.17
3 Pittsburgh Big East 12.17 9.04 21.21
4 Memphis CUSA 8.53 12.40 20.92
5 Louisville Big East 8.93 11.93 20.87
6 Duke ACC 11.97 8.12 20.10
7 Missouri Big 12 15.46 4.10 19.56
8 UCLA Pac-10 11.55 7.10 18.64
9 West Virginia Big East 7.32 11.26 18.57
10 Oklahoma Big 12 12.69 5.38 18.07
11 Kansas Big 12 10.34 7.68 18.02
12 Gonzaga WCC 12.22 5.74 17.95
13 Michigan State Big Ten 9.33 8.39 17.71
14 Villanova Big East 10.87 6.59 17.45
15 Syracuse Big East 16.69 0.54 17.24
16 Washington Pac-10 14.93 1.85 16.78
17 Arizona State Pac-10 4.72 11.98 16.70
18 Purdue Big Ten 6.57 9.87 16.44
19 Wake Forest ACC 14.58 1.06 15.63
20 Clemson ACC 12.43 3.13 15.56
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
21 Brigham Young MWC 11.73 3.39 15.12
22 Marquette Big East 12.58 2.48 15.06
23 Texas Big 12 6.31 8.52 14.83
24 Xavier A-10 6.01 8.44 14.45
25 Georgetown Big East 5.15 9.25 14.39
26 Illinois Big Ten 1.32 13.06 14.38
27 Southern California Pac-10 3.36 10.74 14.09
28 Oklahoma State Big 12 14.62 -0.84 13.78
29 Tennessee SEC (East) 11.93 1.67 13.60
30 California Pac-10 11.18 2.12 13.30
31 Florida SEC (East) 8.71 4.11 12.83
32 Kentucky SEC (East) 5.69 7.00 12.69
33 Utah MWC 5.36 7.24 12.59
34 Baylor Big 12 9.87 2.66 12.54
35 Ohio State Big Ten 4.13 8.35 12.48
36 Wisconsin Big Ten 0.85 11.58 12.43
37 Notre Dame Big East 10.89 1.37 12.26
38 Kansas State Big 12 8.22 3.96 12.18
39 Michigan Big Ten 4.72 7.18 11.90
40 Arizona Pac-10 9.13 2.75 11.88
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
41 Louisiana State SEC (West) 6.87 5.00 11.87
42 Miami (FL) ACC 5.72 6.05 11.76
43 San Diego State MWC 1.13 10.41 11.54
44 Florida State ACC 2.53 8.84 11.37
45 New Mexico MWC 6.53 4.84 11.37
46 Minnesota Big Ten 3.39 7.93 11.32
47 Washington State Pac-10 -6.22 17.51 11.29
48 Maryland ACC 6.63 4.48 11.10
49 Stanford Pac-10 9.03 1.55 10.58
50 Texas A&M Big 12 4.94 5.58 10.52
51 Boston College ACC 8.48 1.88 10.36
52 Butler Horizon 1.93 8.13 10.07
53 Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 5.82 4.23 10.05
54 Auburn SEC (West) 5.66 4.28 9.93
55 Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 5.62 3.90 9.52
56 Penn State Big Ten 2.83 6.66 9.49
57 Utah State WAC 2.67 6.66 9.33
58 Mississippi State SEC (West) 6.45 2.65 9.10
59 Temple A-10 1.28 7.77 9.05
60 Nebraska Big 12 -1.63 10.54 8.92
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
61 Virginia Tech ACC 6.19 2.61 8.79
62 South Carolina SEC (East) 11.16 -2.38 8.78
63 Creighton MVC 7.32 1.37 8.69
64 Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 3.20 5.48 8.68
65 Northwestern Big Ten 0.06 8.50 8.56
66 Tulsa CUSA -0.03 8.44 8.41
67 North Carolina State ACC 5.54 2.84 8.38
68 Davidson Southern (South) 6.29 1.97 8.26
69 Houston CUSA 7.61 0.65 8.26
70 Vanderbilt SEC (East) 2.95 5.22 8.18
71 Siena MAAC 10.28 -2.22 8.05
72 Rhode Island A-10 11.38 -3.49 7.89
73 Cincinnati Big East 2.92 4.91 7.83
74 Illinois State MVC 4.78 3.06 7.83
75 Providence Big East 12.54 -4.72 7.82
76 Virginia Commonwealth CAA 4.23 3.48 7.70
77 Seton Hall Big East 8.91 -1.38 7.53
78 Dayton A-10 -0.85 8.00 7.16
79 Cleveland State Horizon -1.24 8.21 6.97
80 Texas-El Paso CUSA 8.68 -2.01 6.67
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
81 Iowa Big Ten -3.10 9.75 6.65
82 Niagara MAAC 6.88 -0.67 6.21
83 North Dakota State Summit 9.61 -3.43 6.18
84 Duquesne A-10 12.02 -5.98 6.04
85 Virginia ACC 3.31 2.56 5.87
86 Mississippi SEC (West) 6.99 -1.16 5.82
87 Green Bay Horizon 5.31 0.32 5.63
88 Northern Iowa MVC 0.73 4.91 5.63
89 Georgia Tech ACC 4.42 1.14 5.56
90 Alabama SEC (West) 4.62 0.87 5.49
91 Texas Tech Big 12 9.94 -4.89 5.04
92 Vermont AEC 7.48 -2.85 4.64
93 Nevada WAC 2.30 1.98 4.28
94 St. John's (NY) Big East -0.05 4.33 4.28
95 Oregon State Pac-10 -4.89 9.14 4.25
96 Saint Joseph's A-10 0.77 3.44 4.21
97 Arkansas SEC (West) 5.98 -2.20 3.79
98 George Mason CAA -2.44 6.22 3.78
99 Oral Roberts Summit 2.43 1.25 3.68
100 Western Kentucky Sun Belt (East) 4.09 -0.41 3.68
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
101 Iowa State Big 12 -1.91 5.39 3.48
102 La Salle A-10 3.77 -0.32 3.45
103 Akron MAC (East) -1.16 4.52 3.37
104 East Tennessee State A-Sun 6.16 -2.95 3.21
105 Wright State Horizon -6.25 9.45 3.20
106 Miami (OH) MAC (East) -4.92 8.08 3.16
107 Portland WCC 2.15 0.73 2.89
108 Old Dominion CAA -2.99 5.85 2.86
109 Cornell Ivy 3.60 -0.90 2.71
110 Cal State Northridge Big West 6.41 -3.76 2.65
111 South Florida Big East -5.10 7.73 2.63
112 Richmond A-10 0.62 1.98 2.61
113 Bradley MVC 0.85 1.63 2.48
114 New Mexico State WAC 8.26 -6.01 2.25
115 Texas Christian MWC -2.19 4.42 2.23
116 Pacific Big West -3.64 5.86 2.22
117 Wichita State MVC -3.87 5.92 2.05
118 Northeastern CAA -4.81 6.72 1.91
119 Evansville MVC 0.03 1.85 1.87
120 Oakland Summit 5.81 -4.01 1.80
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
121 Central Florida CUSA 2.33 -0.60 1.73
122 Jacksonville A-Sun 4.78 -3.16 1.62
123 Southern Mississippi CUSA -0.38 1.91 1.54
124 Oregon Pac-10 4.48 -2.97 1.51
125 Buffalo MAC (East) -1.89 3.33 1.44
126 Drake MVC -2.76 4.08 1.32
127 Portland State Big Sky 3.32 -2.18 1.14
128 Weber State Big Sky 1.24 -0.13 1.11
129 Stephen F. Austin Southland (East) -8.35 9.45 1.10
130 Rutgers Big East -3.91 4.98 1.07
131 Saint Louis A-10 -5.19 6.21 1.02
132 Illinois-Chicago Horizon 0.63 0.36 0.98
133 Charlotte A-10 1.33 -0.53 0.79
134 Wyoming MWC 6.97 -6.31 0.67
135 Kent State MAC (East) 1.05 -0.39 0.66
136 Massachusetts A-10 3.93 -3.29 0.64
137 Belmont A-Sun 4.99 -4.60 0.39
138 Southern Illinois MVC -2.56 2.92 0.35
139 Marshall CUSA 1.80 -1.66 0.14
140 Bowling Green State MAC (East) -3.59 3.68 0.09
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
141 Tennessee-Martin OVC 5.37 -5.31 0.06
142 American Patriot -4.88 4.83 -0.05
143 Colorado Big 12 -3.79 3.73 -0.06
144 Murray State OVC -4.13 4.04 -0.09
145 San Diego WCC -7.09 6.73 -0.37
146 Sam Houston State Southland (West) 3.42 -3.81 -0.39
147 Milwaukee Horizon 1.82 -2.36 -0.54
148 Santa Clara WCC -2.87 2.32 -0.55
149 Idaho WAC -3.03 2.47 -0.56
150 Arkansas-Little Rock Sun Belt (West) -2.83 2.17 -0.66
151 Robert Morris NEC -0.32 -0.38 -0.70
152 Drexel CAA -6.54 5.74 -0.80
153 Boise State WAC 2.98 -3.93 -0.95
154 James Madison CAA 0.57 -1.71 -1.14
155 North Texas Sun Belt (West) 6.63 -7.77 -1.14
156 Colorado State MWC 3.85 -5.01 -1.16
157 DePaul Big East -1.13 -0.08 -1.21
158 Tulane CUSA -3.56 2.26 -1.30
159 Middle Tennessee Sun Belt (East) -2.65 1.34 -1.32
160 College of Charleston Southern (South) 4.85 -6.18 -1.33
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
161 Mount St. Mary's NEC -3.71 2.24 -1.47
162 Ohio MAC (East) -2.07 0.51 -1.56
163 Long Beach State Big West 2.49 -4.06 -1.57
164 California-Santa Barbara Big West -3.70 1.96 -1.74
165 Georgia SEC (East) -1.88 0.07 -1.81
166 Missouri State MVC -5.47 3.57 -1.90
167 Indiana Big Ten -2.81 0.78 -2.03
168 George Washington A-10 -2.55 0.47 -2.08
169 Fairfield MAAC -2.91 0.62 -2.29
170 Morgan State MEAC -4.34 2.05 -2.29
171 Texas-Arlington Southland (West) 6.16 -8.53 -2.37
172 Louisiana Tech WAC -5.44 3.06 -2.38
173 Hawaii WAC -5.23 2.72 -2.51
174 St. Bonaventure A-10 1.64 -4.21 -2.57
175 Lipscomb A-Sun 3.39 -5.97 -2.58
176 Boston University AEC -1.11 -1.50 -2.61
177 South Alabama Sun Belt (East) -2.83 0.21 -2.62
178 Rider MAAC 2.95 -5.57 -2.63
179 San Jose State WAC 1.04 -3.68 -2.64
180 Eastern Kentucky OVC -1.24 -1.57 -2.82
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
181 IUPUI Summit -5.40 2.49 -2.92
182 Montana Big Sky -5.79 2.87 -2.92
183 Air Force MWC -11.05 8.06 -2.99
184 East Carolina CUSA 4.20 -7.20 -3.00
185 Nicholls State Southland (East) -7.82 4.74 -3.08
186 Morehead State OVC -2.83 -0.31 -3.14
187 Idaho State Big Sky -2.58 -0.64 -3.22
188 Iona MAAC -6.20 2.96 -3.24
189 Binghamton AEC -0.42 -2.85 -3.27
190 Southern Methodist CUSA -3.37 0.11 -3.27
191 Virginia Military Institute Big South 19.22 -22.52 -3.30
192 Indiana State MVC -2.80 -0.59 -3.38
193 Hofstra CAA -2.75 -0.67 -3.42
194 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Southland (West) -3.31 -0.18 -3.49
195 Holy Cross Patriot -5.27 1.71 -3.56
196 Troy Sun Belt (East) 7.12 -10.76 -3.64
197 Manhattan MAAC -4.54 0.45 -4.09
198 Fresno State WAC -0.25 -3.86 -4.11
199 California-Davis Big West 3.50 -7.63 -4.13
200 Austin Peay OVC 3.94 -8.14 -4.20
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
201 Cal State Fullerton Big West 2.36 -6.55 -4.20
202 Sacred Heart NEC 2.18 -6.58 -4.40
203 Valparaiso Horizon -5.52 1.09 -4.43
204 Citadel Southern (South) -5.20 0.73 -4.48
205 Radford Big South 1.05 -5.60 -4.55
206 Northern Colorado Big Sky 0.44 -5.02 -4.57
207 Denver Sun Belt (West) -10.69 6.11 -4.58
208 Texas-San Antonio Southland (West) 1.26 -5.93 -4.67
209 Texas State Southland (West) 6.90 -11.64 -4.73
210 Stony Brook AEC -5.93 1.11 -4.82
211 Delaware CAA 0.08 -4.91 -4.83
212 Lamar Southland (West) 0.18 -5.18 -5.00
213 Rice CUSA -4.39 -0.66 -5.05
214 California-Riverside Big West -9.93 4.70 -5.22
215 Youngstown State Horizon -1.56 -3.69 -5.25
216 Navy Patriot 0.38 -5.72 -5.35
217 Liberty Big South 0.91 -6.29 -5.39
218 Arkansas State Sun Belt (West) -5.97 0.55 -5.42
219 IPFW Summit -2.70 -2.72 -5.42
220 Southern Utah Summit -5.32 -0.12 -5.44
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
221 McNeese State Southland (East) -7.59 2.12 -5.47
222 Ball State MAC (West) -10.21 4.71 -5.50
223 Loyola (IL) Horizon -5.32 -0.18 -5.51
224 Loyola (MD) MAAC -1.69 -3.96 -5.65
225 Western Michigan MAC (West) -5.64 -0.05 -5.69
226 California-Irvine Big West -3.73 -2.08 -5.80
227 South Dakota State Summit -0.78 -5.05 -5.83
228 San Francisco WCC -0.69 -5.22 -5.91
229 Chicago State Ind 7.96 -13.93 -5.97
230 William & Mary CAA -8.73 2.77 -5.97
231 Alabama State SWAC -5.83 -0.30 -6.13
232 Georgia State CAA -9.10 2.98 -6.13
233 Northern Arizona Big Sky -4.02 -2.12 -6.14
234 Southeastern Louisiana Southland (East) -4.67 -1.55 -6.22
235 Chattanooga Southern (North) 3.75 -10.00 -6.25
236 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt (West) -2.57 -3.73 -6.30
237 Montana State Big Sky -2.97 -3.42 -6.38
238 Canisius MAAC -6.14 -0.31 -6.46
239 Albany (NY) AEC -6.44 -0.19 -6.63
240 Tennessee Tech OVC 1.30 -7.94 -6.64
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
241 Stetson A-Sun -2.33 -4.56 -6.88
242 Long Island University NEC 0.09 -7.01 -6.92
243 Wofford Southern (South) -3.52 -3.52 -7.04
244 Central Michigan MAC (West) -6.13 -0.93 -7.06
245 Mercer A-Sun 1.44 -8.54 -7.10
246 Eastern Washington Big Sky -6.35 -0.78 -7.13
247 Western Carolina Southern (North) -0.60 -6.57 -7.17
248 Marist MAAC -4.47 -2.78 -7.24
249 Yale Ivy -7.61 0.32 -7.29
250 Towson CAA -1.61 -5.69 -7.30
251 Harvard Ivy -1.74 -5.82 -7.57
252 Florida International Sun Belt (East) -6.35 -1.37 -7.71
253 Pennsylvania Ivy -2.97 -4.81 -7.78
254 Princeton Ivy -13.55 5.74 -7.82
255 Campbell A-Sun -3.78 -4.19 -7.97
256 Detroit Mercy Horizon -9.76 1.69 -8.08
257 Jacksonville State OVC -4.15 -4.06 -8.20
258 Samford Southern (North) -11.86 3.58 -8.28
259 Lehigh Patriot -5.81 -2.50 -8.31
260 Cal Poly Big West -3.91 -4.41 -8.32
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
261 Gardner-Webb Big South 0.03 -8.36 -8.32
262 Saint Peter's MAAC -10.71 2.32 -8.39
263 Appalachian State Southern (North) 3.20 -11.64 -8.44
264 Centenary (LA) Summit -6.44 -2.03 -8.46
265 Maryland-Baltimore County AEC -4.06 -4.68 -8.74
266 Quinnipiac NEC -5.81 -3.35 -9.16
267 Eastern Illinois OVC -8.80 -0.38 -9.18
268 New Hampshire AEC -9.45 0.05 -9.40
269 Jackson State SWAC -2.36 -7.14 -9.50
270 Coppin State MEAC -6.20 -3.36 -9.56
271 Florida Atlantic Sun Belt (East) -3.59 -6.10 -9.68
272 New Orleans Sun Belt (West) -9.23 -0.55 -9.79
273 Columbia Ivy -11.08 1.17 -9.92
274 Northern Illinois MAC (West) -2.75 -7.25 -10.00
275 Army Patriot -12.96 2.86 -10.11
276 Missouri-Kansas City Summit -3.88 -6.23 -10.11
277 South Carolina State MEAC -3.93 -6.38 -10.31
278 Central Connecticut State NEC -6.82 -3.53 -10.35
279 Wagner NEC -4.45 -5.94 -10.39
280 Toledo MAC (West) -8.48 -2.00 -10.48
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
281 Hampton MEAC -13.75 2.96 -10.79
282 Tennessee State OVC -0.29 -10.50 -10.79
283 Western Illinois Summit -12.68 1.82 -10.86
284 Pepperdine WCC -7.04 -4.19 -11.23
285 Maine AEC -5.53 -5.81 -11.33
286 North Carolina-Asheville Big South 0.07 -11.41 -11.34
287 Winthrop Big South -12.42 0.96 -11.46
288 Bucknell Patriot -4.71 -6.87 -11.59
289 Eastern Michigan MAC (West) -12.37 0.68 -11.69
290 Coastal Carolina Big South -5.66 -6.08 -11.74
291 Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt (West) -3.87 -7.88 -11.75
292 Elon Southern (North) -7.95 -4.01 -11.97
293 Longwood Ind 2.36 -14.74 -12.38
294 Brown Ivy -7.86 -4.53 -12.39
295 Bethune-Cookman MEAC -15.96 3.55 -12.41
296 Prairie View SWAC -6.19 -6.27 -12.47
297 St. Francis (NY) NEC -6.11 -6.55 -12.66
298 Savannah State Ind -15.12 2.17 -12.95
299 North Carolina A&T MEAC -5.59 -7.40 -13.00
300 High Point Big South -12.86 -0.25 -13.10
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
301 Hartford AEC -9.22 -4.02 -13.24
302 Colgate Patriot -14.19 0.93 -13.26
303 Dartmouth Ivy -7.87 -5.41 -13.28
304 Norfolk State MEAC -1.63 -11.68 -13.31
305 Georgia Southern Southern (South) -1.63 -11.87 -13.50
306 Texas-Pan American Ind -9.97 -3.71 -13.68
307 North Carolina-Wilmington CAA 2.59 -16.41 -13.82
308 Charleston Southern Big South -6.67 -7.40 -14.07
309 Lafayette Patriot -3.81 -10.26 -14.08
310 Fordham A-10 -6.20 -7.94 -14.14
311 Delaware State MEAC -13.02 -1.51 -14.53
312 Loyola Marymount WCC -11.70 -3.10 -14.79
313 Monmouth NEC -9.65 -5.19 -14.84
314 Arkansas-Pine Bluff SWAC -9.15 -6.30 -15.45
315 Saint Francis (PA) NEC -10.90 -4.80 -15.70
316 North Carolina-Greensboro Southern (North) -9.31 -6.70 -16.01
317 Furman Southern (South) -11.90 -4.17 -16.07
318 Texas Southern SWAC -7.91 -8.65 -16.56
319 Howard MEAC -8.86 -7.76 -16.62
320 Florida A&M MEAC -8.65 -8.57 -17.22
SRS Adjusted
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS ORtg DRtg NRtg
321 Fairleigh Dickinson NEC -5.72 -11.87 -17.59
322 Southern SWAC -10.64 -7.00 -17.64
323 Sacramento State Big Sky -11.45 -6.33 -17.77
324 Mississippi Valley State SWAC -8.35 -10.10 -18.44
325 Northwestern State Southland (East) -2.26 -16.44 -18.70
326 Southeast Missouri State OVC -3.67 -15.05 -18.72
327 Alabama A&M SWAC -10.62 -9.10 -19.72
328 Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC -13.53 -9.08 -22.60
329 Grambling SWAC -13.82 -9.25 -23.07
330 Alcorn State SWAC -4.08 -21.47 -25.55