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2008-09 Season Summary

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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

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Atlantic Coast Conference 12 255 142 .642 12.49 7.82 5 7 1 North Carolina Duke
2 Pacific-10 Conference 10 205 137 .599 11.90 8.06 3 6 0 Washington Southern California
3 Big East Conference 16 335 214 .610 11.82 7.91 6 7 2 Louisville Louisville
4 Big 12 Conference 12 260 153 .630 11.41 6.66 3 6 0 Kansas Missouri
5 Big Ten Conference 11 232 143 .619 10.85 7.76 2 7 1 Michigan State Purdue
6 Southeastern Conference 12 242 158 .605 8.35 4.56 1 3 0 South Carolina (East)
Tennessee (East)
Louisiana State (West)
Mississippi State
7 Mountain West Conference 9 170 125 .576 6.45 4.03 1 2 0 Brigham Young
New Mexico
Utah
Utah
8 Conference USA 12 217 178 .549 3.76 2.87 1 1 0 Memphis Memphis
9 Atlantic 10 Conference 14 244 206 .542 2.75 1.83 1 3 0 Xavier Temple
10 Missouri Valley Conference 10 181 150 .547 2.49 1.95 0 1 0 Creighton
Northern Iowa
Northern Iowa
11 Horizon League 10 168 152 .525 0.30 0.81 1 2 0 Butler Cleveland State
12 Western Athletic Conference 9 158 135 .539 0.30 0.02 0 1 0 Utah State Utah State
13 West Coast Conference 8 130 129 .502 -0.31 1.37 1 1 0 Gonzaga Gonzaga
14 Colonial Athletic Association 12 201 190 .514 -2.26 -1.78 0 1 0 Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Commonwealth
15 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 10 161 160 .502 -2.57 -1.80 0 1 0 Siena Siena
16 Atlantic Sun Conference 7 122 100 .550 -2.76 -1.27 0 1 0 Jacksonville East Tennessee State
17 Big West Conference 9 133 146 .477 -2.90 -1.63 0 1 0 Cal State Northridge Cal State Northridge
18 Mid-American Conference 12 175 210 .455 -3.60 -2.07 0 1 0 Bowling Green State (East)
Buffalo (East)
Ball State (West)
Central Michigan (West)
Western Michigan (West)
Akron
19 Summit League 10 142 173 .451 -3.74 -1.79 0 1 0 North Dakota State North Dakota State
20 Sun Belt Conference 13 203 207 .495 -4.69 -3.15 0 1 0 Western Kentucky (East)
Arkansas-Little Rock (West)
Western Kentucky
21 Southland Conference 11 179 159 .530 -4.82 -3.10 0 1 0 Stephen F. Austin (East)
Sam Houston State (West)
Stephen F. Austin
22 Big Sky Conference 9 124 150 .453 -5.10 -2.31 0 1 0 Weber State Portland State
23 America East Conference 9 140 141 .498 -6.16 -4.72 0 1 0 Binghamton
Vermont
Binghamton
24 Ohio Valley Conference 10 148 163 .476 -6.37 -4.47 0 1 0 Tennessee-Martin Morehead State
25 Southern Conference 12 183 201 .477 -7.69 -4.83 0 1 0 Chattanooga (North)
Western Carolina (North)
Davidson (South)
Chattanooga
26 Ivy Group 8 101 125 .447 -7.92 -5.46 0 1 0 Cornell
27 Patriot League 8 112 131 .461 -8.29 -6.41 0 1 0 American American
28 Big South Conference 9 136 145 .484 -9.25 -5.49 0 1 0 Radford Radford
29 Northeast Conference 11 151 189 .444 -9.47 -6.76 0 1 0 Robert Morris Robert Morris
30 Independent 4 61 58 .513 -11.25 -3.80 0 0 0 Chicago State
31 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 11 148 202 .423 -12.97 -7.42 0 1 0 Morgan State Morgan State
32 Southwest Athletic Conference 10 112 199 .360 -16.45 -9.49 0 1 0 Alabama State Alabama State

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
Louisville Big East 3 3 3 11 9 9 19 18 23 20 9 7 5 5 7 6 6 5 1
North Carolina ACC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 5 5 5 3 3 3 4 2 1 2
Memphis CUSA 13 13 18 18 17 23         22 18 14 8 5 5 5 4 3
Pittsburgh Big East 5 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 4 3 6 4 4 1 3 2 4
Connecticut Big East 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 5
Duke ACC 8 10 7 4 7 6 5 5 2 3 2 1 4 6 9 7 7 9 6
Oklahoma Big 12 12 12 11 6 5 4 4 4 6 6 6 4 2 2 2 3 4 6 7
Michigan State Big Ten 6 5 5 13 18 19 11 10 8 7 7 9 13 9 6 9 8 7 8
Missouri Big 12             25             17 11 11 15 14 9
Gonzaga WCC 10 9 9 5 4 8 7 16     23 20 18 19 17 17 14 12 10
Villanova Big East 23 23 20 17 15 18 18 15 18 23 20 21 17 13 12 10 11 10 11
Wake Forest ACC 21 20 19 15 11 10 6 6 4 2 1 6 7 7 8 13 10 8 12
Syracuse Big East       16 13 11 17 13 11 8 8 15 20 23 24   25 18 13
Kansas Big 12 24 24 22   25               21 16 15 15 9 11 14
Washington Pac-10                       23 22   22 21 16 13 15
Florida State ACC                           25   23 24 22 16
Purdue Big Ten 11 11 10 9 14 13 10 9 14 19 18 16 12 20 19 16 19 24 17
UCLA Pac-10 4 4 13 12 16 14 13 12 10 9 13 17 15 11 20 22 20 15 18
Arizona State Pac-10 15 15 14 19 20 20 20 17 20 16 17 14 24 18 14 14 21 23 19
Xavier A-10     16 14 10 7 14 22 16 15 15 10 9 14 16 19 17 19 20
Louisiana State SEC                             23 18 12 20 21
Butler Horizon               25 21 17 16 13 11 15 21 24 22 16 22
Marquette Big East 16 15 15 25 24 24     18 14 11 8 8 10 10 8 13 21 23
Clemson ACC           25 22 20 12 10 10 12 10 12 13 12 18 17 24
Utah MWC                                     25
School Conf Pre 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
Baylor Big 12       24 22 21 21 19 23 21                  
Boston College ACC                 17                    
Brigham Young MWC                                   25  
California Pac-10                   22                  
Davidson Southern 20 21 24 22 23 22                          
Dayton A-10                             25        
Florida SEC 19 18 17 23             24                
Georgetown Big East 22 22 21 20 19 15 12 11 9 13 12 25              
Illinois Big Ten                     25 19 23 22 18 20 23    
Kentucky SEC                       24 19            
Miami (FL) ACC 17 17 22 21                              
Michigan Big Ten             24 23   25                  
Minnesota Big Ten             23 21 22 18 21                
Notre Dame Big East 9 8 8 7 12 12 8 7 13 12 19                
Ohio State Big Ten         21 17 15 24           24          
Saint Mary's (CA) WCC                       22              
Southern California Pac-10 18 19                                  
Tennessee SEC 14 14 12 10 8 16 16 14 15 24                  
Texas Big 12 7 7 6 8 6 5 9 8 7 11 14 11 16     25      
Utah State WAC                         25 21          
West Virginia Big East                 25                    
Wisconsin Big Ten 25 25 25                                

Season Leaders