2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

The 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 10, 2017. The first tournament was the 2K Sports Classic and the season will end with the Final Four in San Antonio on April 2, 2018. Practices officially began on September 29, 2017.[1]

Rule changes[]

The following rule changes were proposed for the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season:

Season headlines[]

  1. ^ UCSD will remain eligible for national championships in four of its sports during its transition to Division I. Men's and women's water polo and the coeducational sport of fencing have one national championship for all three NCAA divisions, while men's volleyball has a combined Division I/II national championship.

Milestones and records[]

Conference membership changes[]

Three schools joined new conferences for the 2017–18 season.

School Former conference New conference
IUPUI Summit League Horizon League[8]
Valparaiso Horizon League Missouri Valley Conference[5]
Wichita State Missouri Valley Conference American Athletic Conference[26]

In addition to the schools changing conferences, the 2017–18 season will be the last for three schools in their current conferences.

New arenas[]

Arenas closing[]

Temporary arenas[]

Three Division I men's teams are playing the 2017–18 season in temporary homes due to renovation of their current venues. A fourth team moved its home schedule to what is normally an alternate home for the same reason.

Season outlook[]

Pre–season polls[]

The top 25 from the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls.

AP
Ranking Team
1 Duke (33)
2 Michigan State (13)
3 Arizona (18)
4 Kansas (1)
5 Kentucky
6 Villanova
7 Wichita State
8 Florida
9 North Carolina
10 USC
11 West Virginia
12 Cincinnati
13 Miami
14 Notre Dame
15 Minnesota
16 Louisville
17 Xavier
18 Gonzaga
19 Northwestern
20 Purdue
21 UCLA
22 Saint Mary's
23 Seton Hall
24 Baylor
25 Texas A&M
USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Duke (20)
2 Michigan State (9)
3 Kansas
4 Kentucky
5 Arizona (2)
6 Villanova
7 Florida (1)
8 Wichita State
9 North Carolina
10 West Virginia
11 USC
12 Miami
13 Cincinnati
14 Notre Dame
15 Minnesota
16 Louisville
17 Xavier
18 UCLA
19 Gonzaga
20 Northwestern
21 Purdue
22 Saint Mary’s
23 Seton Hall
24 Baylor
25 Alabama

Regular season[]

Early season tournaments[]

Name Dates Location No. teams Champion
2K Sports Classic November 16–17 Madison Square Garden
(Manhattan, NY)
4 Providence
Puerto Rico Tip-Off November 16–17, 19 HTC Center
(Conway, SC)[a]
8 Iowa State
Charleston Classic November 16–17, 19 TD Arena
(Charleston, SC)
8 Temple
The Islands of the Bahamas Showcase November 17–19 Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium
(Nassau, BAH)
8 Vermont
Paradise Jam Tournament November 17–20 Vines Center
Lynchburg, VA[b][38]
8 Colorado
Hall of Fame Tip Off November 18–19 Mohegan Sun Arena
(Uncasville, CT)
4 Texas Tech (Naismith)

South Alabama (Springfield)

CBE Hall of Fame Classic November 20–21 Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO)
4 Baylor
Legends Classic November 20–21 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4 Texas A&M
Cayman Islands Classic November 20–22 John Gray Gymnasium
(Cayman Islands)
8 Cincinnati
Gulf Coast Showcase November 20–22 Germain Arena
(Estero, FL)
8 Towson
Maui Invitational November 20–22 Lahaina Civic Center
(Lahaina, HI)
8 Notre Dame
MGM Resorts Main Event November 20, 22 T-Mobile Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
8 Prairie View A&M (Middleweight)

UNLV (Heavyweight)

Cancun Challenge November 21–22 Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
(Cancún, MX)
8 Montana State (Mayan)

Louisiana Tech (Riviera)

Battle 4 Atlantis November 22–24 Imperial Arena
(Nassau, BAH)
8 Villanova
Great Alaska Shootout November 22–25 Sullivan Arena
(Anchorage, AK)
8 Central Michigan
NIT Season Tip-Off November 23–24 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4 Virginia
Las Vegas Invitational November 23–24 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
4 Arizona State & Rider
AdvoCare Invitational November 23–24, 26 HP Field House
(Lake Buena Vista, FL)
8 West Virginia
Phil Knight Invitational November 23–24, 26 Veterans Memorial Coliseum &
Moda Center
(Portland, OR)
16 Michigan State (Victory Bracket)
Duke (Motion Bracket)
Wooden Legacy November 23–24, 26 Anaheim Convention Center
(Anaheim, CA)
8 Washington State
Emerald Coast Classic November 24–25 Emerald Coast Arena
(Niceville, FL)
4 Tennessee Tech & TCU
Barclays Center Classic November 24–25 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4 Minnesota
Las Vegas Classic December 22–23 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
4 Radford (Visitors)
Diamond Head Classic December 22–23, 25 Stan Sheriff Center
(Honolulu, HI)
8 USC
  1. ^ The tournament was originally scheduled to be held at Coliseo Municipal Tomás Dones in Fajardo, Puerto Rico,[35] but was moved to Coastal Carolina University due to major damage from Hurricane Maria. Coastal was chosen in part because its arena was available on every scheduled tournament day.[36]
  2. ^ The tournament was originally scheduled for the Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands, but was moved due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Organizers decided to solicit hosting bids from the eight participating teams, with Liberty selected as the substitute host on September 29.[37]

Upsets[]

An upset is a victory by an underdog team. In the context of NCAA Division I Men's Basketball, this generally constitutes an unranked team defeating a team currently ranked in the Top 25. This list will highlight those upsets of ranked teams by unranked teams as well as upsets of #1 teams. Rankings are from the AP poll.

Bold type indicates winning teams in "true road games"—i.e., those played on an opponent's home court (including secondary homes, such as Intrust Bank Arena for Wichita State).

Winner Score Loser Date Tournament/Event
Creighton 92–88 #20 Northwestern November 15, 2017 Gavitt Tipoff Games
Texas Tech 85–49 #20 Northwestern November 19, 2017 Hall of Fame Tip Off
Creighton 100–89 #23 UCLA November 20, 2017 CBE Hall of Fame Classic
Tennessee 78–75OT #18 Purdue November 22, 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis
NC State 90–84 #2 Arizona November 22, 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis
Rhode Island 75–74 #20 Seton Hall November 23, 2017 NIT Season Tip-Off
Western Kentucky 77–73 #18 Purdue November 23, 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis
SMU 66–60 #2 Arizona November 23, 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis
Washington State 84–79 #21 Saint Mary's November 24, 2017 Wooden Legacy
Arizona State 102–86 #15 Xavier November 24, 2017 Las Vegas Invitational
Georgia 83–81OT #21 Saint Mary's November 26, 2017 Wooden Legacy
Purdue 66–57 #17 Louisville November 28, 2017 ACC–Big Ten Challenge
Seton Hall 89–79 #22 Texas Tech November 30, 2017 Under Armour Reunion
SMU 72–55 #14 USC December 2, 2017
UCF 65–62 #24 Alabama December 3, 2017
Seton Hall 79–77 #17 Louisville December 3, 2017 Billy Minardi Classic
Florida State 83–66 #5 Florida December 4, 2017
Ball State 80–77 #9 Notre Dame December 5, 2017
Texas Tech 82–76OT #22 Nevada December 5, 2017
Arizona 67–64 #7 Texas A&M December 5, 2017 Valley of the Sun Shootout
Nebraska 78–68 #14 Minnesota December 5, 2017
Loyola–Chicago 65–59 #5 Florida December 6, 2017
Washington 74–65 #2 Kansas December 6, 2017 Jayhawk Shootout
Oklahoma 85–83 #25 USC December 8, 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame Classic
Boston College 89–84 #1 Duke December 9, 2017
Arkansas 95–79 #14 Minnesota December 9, 2017
Rutgers 71–65 #15 Seton Hall December 16, 2017
Oklahoma State 71–70 #19 Florida State December 16, 2017 Orange Bowl Classic
Indiana 80–77OT #18 Notre Dame December 16, 2017 Crossroads Classic
Oklahoma 91–83 #3 Wichita State December 16, 2017 Intrust Bank Arena Showcase
Clemson 71–69 #22 Florida December 16, 2017 Orange Bowl Classic
Wofford 79–75 #5 North Carolina December 20, 2017
San Diego State 72–70 #12 Gonzaga December 21, 2017
UCLA 83–75 #7 Kentucky December 23, 2017 CBS Sports Classic
New Mexico State 63–54 #6 Miami December 23, 2017 Diamond Head Classic
Arkansas 95–93OT #19 Tennessee December 30, 2017
Butler 101–93 #1 Villanova December 30, 2017
Alabama 79–57 #5 Texas A&M December 30, 2017
Auburn 94–84 #23 Tennessee January 2, 2018
Florida 83–66 #11 Texas A&M January 2, 2018
Mississippi State 78–75 #22 Arkansas January 2, 2018
Georgia Tech 64–54 #15 Miami January 3, 2018
Colorado 90–81OT #4 Arizona State January 4, 2018
Providence 81–72 #5 Xavier January 6, 2018
Colorado 80–77 #14 Arizona January 6, 2018
LSU 69–68 #11 Texas A&M January 6, 2018
Auburn 88–77 #22 Arkansas January 6, 2018
NC State 96–85 #2 Duke January 6, 2018
Ohio State 80–64 #1 Michigan State January 7, 2018
Marquette 84–64 #13 Seton Hall January 9, 2018
Louisville 73–69 #23 Florida State January 10, 2018
Texas 99–982OT #16 TCU January 10, 2018
NC State 78–77 #19 Clemson January 11, 2018
Oregon 76–72 #11 Arizona State January 11, 2018
Michigan 82–72 #4 Michigan State January 13, 2018
Kansas State 87–69 #4 Oklahoma January 16, 2018
South Carolina 76–68 #18 Kentucky January 16, 2018
SMU 83–78 #7 Wichita State January 17, 2018
Alabama 76–71 #17 Auburn January 17, 2018
Texas 67–58 #8 Texas Tech January 17, 2018
Creighton 80–63 #19 Seton Hall January 17, 2018
Missouri 59–55 #21 Tennessee January 17, 2018
Stanford 86–77 #16 Arizona State January 17, 2018
Saint Mary's 74–71 #13 Gonzaga January 18, 2018
Nebraska 72–52 #23 Michigan January 18, 2018
Houston 73–59 #7 Wichita State January 20, 2018
Iowa State 70–52 #8 Texas Tech January 20, 2018
Oklahoma State 83–81OT #4 Oklahoma January 20, 2018
Kansas State 73–68 #24 TCU January 20, 2018
Florida 66–64 #18 Kentucky January 20, 2018
Virginia Tech 80–69 #10 North Carolina January 22, 2018
TCU 82–73 #7 West Virginia January 22, 2018

Conference winners and tournaments[]

Each of the 32 Division I athletic conferences ends its regular season with a single-elimination tournament. The team with the best regular-season record in each conference is given the number one seed in each tournament, with tiebreakers used as needed in the case of ties for the top seeding. The winners of these tournaments receive automatic invitations to the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Conference Regular
season first place
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Coach of the Year
Conference
tournament
Tournament
venue (city)
Tournament
winner
America East Conference 2018 America East Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites
American Athletic Conference 2018 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Amway Center
(Orlando, FL)
Atlantic 10 Conference 2018 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament Capital One Arena
(Washington, D.C.)
Atlantic Coast Conference 2018 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
Atlantic Sun Conference 2018 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites
Big 12 Conference 2018 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO)
Big East Conference 2018 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden
(New York City, NY)
Big Sky Conference 2018 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Reno Events Center
(Reno, NV)
Big South Conference 2018 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Quarterfinals/semifinals: #1 seed
Final: Top surviving seed
Big Ten Conference 2018 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden
(New York City, NY)
Big West Conference 2018 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Honda Center
(Anaheim, CA)
Colonial Athletic Association 2018 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament North Charleston Coliseum
(North Charleston, SC)
Conference USA 2018 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament Ford Center
(Frisco, TX)
Horizon League 2018 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament Little Caesars Arena
(Detroit, MI)
Ivy League 2018 Ivy League Men's Basketball Tournament Palestra
Philadelphia, PA
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 2018 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament Times Union Center
(Albany, NY)
Mid-American Conference 2018 Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament First round at campus sites
Remainder at Quicken Loans Arena
(Cleveland, OH)
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 2018 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament Norfolk Scope
(Norfolk, VA)
Missouri Valley Conference 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Scottrade Center
(St. Louis, MO)
Mountain West Conference 2018 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Paradise, NV)
Northeast Conference 2018 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites
Ohio Valley Conference 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Ford Center
(Evansville, IN)
Pac-12 Conference 2018 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament T-Mobile Arena
(Paradise, NV)
Patriot League 2018 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites
Southeastern Conference 2018 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Scottrade Center
(St. Louis, MO)
Southern Conference 2018 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament U.S. Cellular Center
(Asheville, NC)
Southland Conference 2018 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Leonard E. Merrell Center
(Katy, TX)
Southwestern Athletic Conference 2018 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Toyota Center
(Houston, TX)
The Summit League 2018 Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament Denny Sanford Premier Center
(Sioux Falls, SD)
Sun Belt Conference 2018 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Lakefront Arena
(New Orleans, LA)
West Coast Conference 2018 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Orleans Arena
(Paradise, NV)
Western Athletic Conference 2018 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament Orleans Arena
(Paradise, NV)

Postseason[]

NCAA Tournament[]

Conference standings[]

2017–18 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 9 Cincinnati 6 0   1.000     17 2   .895
No. 17 Wichita State 5 2   .714     15 4   .789
Houston 5 2   .714     15 4   .789
SMU 4 3   .571     14 6   .700
UCF 4 3   .571     13 6   .684
Memphis 4 3   .571     13 7   .650
Tulsa 4 4   .500     11 9   .550
Connecticut 3 3   .500     10 9   .526
Tulane 3 4   .429     12 7   .632
Temple 2 5   .286     10 9   .526
East Carolina 2 6   .250     8 11   .421
South Florida 0 7   .000     7 13   .350
2018 AAC Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Vermont 6 0   1.000     16 5   .762
UMBC 4 2   .667     13 8   .619
New Hampshire 4 2   .667     8 12   .400
Albany 4 3   .571     16 6   .727
Hartford 4 3   .571     11 10   .524
Stony Brook 3 3   .500     8 12   .400
Binghamton 1 5   .167     10 11   .476
UMass Lowell 1 5   .167     7 12   .368
Maine 1 5   .167     4 17   .190
2018 America East Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; 
2017–18 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 24 Rhode Island 7 0   1.000     15 3   .833
Duquesne 5 2   .714     14 6   .700
Davidson 5 2   .714     10 8   .556
VCU 4 3   .571     12 8   .600
Saint Joseph's 4 3   .571     9 9   .500
Richmond 4 3   .571     6 13   .316
Dayton 4 4   .500     10 10   .500
Massachusetts 3 4   .429     10 10   .500
Saint Louis 3 4   .429     10 10   .500
George Mason 3 4   .429     9 11   .450
St. Bonaventure 2 4   .333     12 6   .667
George Washington 2 5   .286     9 11   .450
La Salle 2 5   .286     8 12   .400
Fordham 1 6   .143     6 13   .316
2018 A10 Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Florida Gulf Coast 5 0   1.000     14 8   .636
Jacksonville 4 1   .800     10 12   .455
North Florida 3 2   .600     9 13   .409
Lipscomb 2 3   .400     12 8   .600
Stetson 2 3   .400     10 12   .455
NJIT 2 3   .400     9 11   .450
USC Upstate 1 4   .200     6 16   .273
Kennesaw State 1 4   .200     5 15   .250
2018 ASUN Tournament winner
As of January 20, 2018; 
2017–18 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Virginia 8 0   1.000     19 1   .950
Louisville 5 1   .833     15 4   .789
No. 4 Duke 5 2   .714     17 2   .895
No. 18 Clemson 5 3   .625     16 4   .800
No. 10 North Carolina 5 3   .625     16 5   .762
Miami (FL) 3 3   .500     14 4   .778
Georgia Tech 3 3   .500     10 9   .526
Florida State 3 4   .429     14 5   .737
Virginia Tech 3 4   .429     14 6   .700
Boston College 3 4   .429     13 7   .650
NC State 3 4   .429     13 7   .650
Notre Dame 3 4   .429     13 7   .650
Syracuse 2 4   .333     13 6   .684
Wake Forest 1 6   .143     8 11   .421
Pittsburgh 0 7   .000     8 12   .400
2018 ACC Tournament winner
As of January 24, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Villanova 6 1   .857     19 1   .950
No. 8 Xavier 6 2   .750     18 3   .857
Creighton 5 3   .625     15 5   .750
Providence 5 3   .625     14 7   .667
Seton Hall 4 3   .571     15 5   .750
Marquette 4 3   .571     13 6   .684
Butler 4 4   .500     14 7   .667
Georgetown 3 5   .375     13 6   .684
DePaul 1 6   .143     8 11   .421
St. John's 0 8   .000     10 10   .500
2018 Big East Tournament winner
As of January 20, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Montana 7 0   1.000     14 5   .737
Idaho 5 2   .714     13 6   .684
Weber State 5 2   .714     12 7   .632
Northern Colorado 4 3   .571     13 7   .650
Montana State 4 3   .571     11 9   .550
Idaho State 4 3   .571     9 9   .500
Eastern Washington 4 3   .571     9 11   .450
Portland State 3 4   .429     13 7   .650
Southern Utah 2 5   .286     8 10   .444
North Dakota 2 5   .286     7 12   .368
Sacramento State 2 5   .286     5 15   .250
Northern Arizona 0 7   .000     3 17   .150
2018 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; 
2017–18 Big South men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Radford 6 2   .750     13 8   .619
Campbell 6 3   .667     12 9   .571
Winthrop 5 3   .625     11 8   .579
UNC Asheville 5 3   .625     12 9   .571
High Point 5 3   .625     10 9   .526
Gardner–Webb 5 3   .625     10 11   .476
Longwood 3 5   .375     6 15   .286
Liberty 3 6   .333     12 10   .545
Charleston Southern 2 6   .250     7 12   .368
Presbyterian 1 7   .125     8 13   .381
2018 Big South Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2018; 
2017–18 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 13 Ohio State 9 0   1.000     18 4   .818
No. 3 Purdue 8 0   1.000     19 2   .905
No. 6 Michigan State 6 2   .750     18 3   .857
No. 25 Michigan 6 3   .667     17 5   .773
Indiana 5 3   .625     12 8   .600
Nebraska 5 4   .556     14 8   .636
Maryland 4 5   .444     15 7   .682
Penn State 3 5   .375     13 8   .619
Northwestern 3 5   .375     12 9   .571
Wisconsin 3 5   .375     10 11   .476
Minnesota 3 6   .333     14 8   .636
Rutgers 2 6   .250     12 9   .571
Iowa 1 7   .125     10 11   .476
Illinois 0 8   .000     10 11   .476
2018 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hawaii 4 1   .800     13 5   .722
Cal State Fullerton 4 2   .667     11 7   .611
Long Beach State 4 2   .667     10 12   .455
UC Santa Barbara 3 2   .600     14 5   .737
UC Davis 3 2   .600     12 7   .632
UC Irvine 3 3   .500     8 14   .364
Cal State Northridge 2 3   .400     5 14   .263
Cal Poly 1 4   .200     6 13   .316
UC Riverside 0 5   .000     5 14   .263
2018 Big West Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; 
2017–18 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Kansas 6 2   .750     16 4   .800
No. 7 West Virginia 5 2   .714     16 3   .842
No. 14 Texas Tech 5 3   .625     16 4   .800
No. 12 Oklahoma 5 3   .625     15 4   .789
Kansas State 5 3   .625     15 5   .750
Texas 3 4   .429     12 7   .632
Oklahoma State 3 5   .375     13 7   .650
TCU 2 5   .286     14 5   .737
Baylor 2 5   .286     12 7   .632
Iowa State 2 5   .286     11 7   .611
2018 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of January 24, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
William & Mary 6 2   .750     13 6   .684
Northeastern 6 2   .750     13 7   .650
College of Charleston 5 3   .625     14 6   .700
Hofstra 5 3   .625     12 8   .600
Towson 4 4   .500     14 7   .667
Elon 4 4   .500     12 9   .571
Delaware 4 4   .500     11 10   .524
UNC Wilmington 3 5   .375     6 14   .300
James Madison 2 6   .250     6 15   .286
Drexel 1 7   .125     7 14   .333
2018 CAA Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Old Dominion 6 1   .857     15 4   .789
Middle Tennessee 6 1   .857     14 5   .737
Western Kentucky 6 1   .857     14 6   .700
Marshall 5 2   .714     14 6   .700
UAB 4 3   .571     13 7   .650
Southern Miss 4 4   .500     11 10   .524
North Texas 3 4   .429     10 10   .500
UTSA 3 4   .429     10 10   .500
Florida Atlantic 3 4   .429     9 10   .474
FIU 3 4   .429     9 11   .450
Louisiana Tech 3 5   .375     12 9   .571
UTEP 2 5   .286     7 12   .368
Charlotte 1 6   .143     5 13   .278
Rice 1 6   .143     4 16   .200
2018 C-USA Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; 
2017–18 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wright State 7 1   .875     15 6   .714
Northern Kentucky 7 1   .875     14 6   .700
Oakland 5 3   .625     13 8   .619
UIC 5 3   .625     10 11   .476
Youngstown State 4 4   .500     6 15   .286
IUPUI 4 5   .444     7 13   .350
Milwaukee 3 6   .333     10 12   .455
Green Bay 3 7   .300     8 15   .348
Detroit 2 6   .250     6 15   .286
Cleveland State 2 6   .250     5 16   .238
2018 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; 
2017–18 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Penn 3 0   1.000     12 6   .667
Harvard 2 0   1.000     7 10   .412
Princeton 2 1   .667     9 8   .529
Brown 1 1   .500     8 7   .533
Yale 1 1   .500     8 10   .444
Columbia 1 2   .333     4 12   .250
Dartmouth 0 2   .000     4 11   .267
Cornell 0 3   .000     6 10   .375
2018 Ivy League Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; 
2017–18 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Buffalo 7 0   1.000     15 5   .750
Miami 4 3   .571     11 9   .550
Kent State 4 3   .571     10 10   .500
Bowling Green 3 3   .500     12 7   .632
Akron 3 4   .429     10 9   .526
Ohio 2 5   .286     9 10   .474
West
Toledo 6 1   .857     14 6   .700
Ball State 3 4   .429     12 8   .600
Western Michigan 3 4   .429     11 9   .550
Northern Illinois 2 4   .333     9 10   .474
Central Michigan 2 5   .286     13 7   .650
Eastern Michigan 2 5   .286     11 9   .550
2018 MAC Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2018; 
2017–18 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Canisius 7 1   .875     13 8   .619
Rider 7 2   .778     14 7   .667
Iona 6 2   .750     12 8   .600
Niagara 5 3   .625     12 9   .571
Manhattan 5 3   .625     10 10   .500
Quinnipiac 4 4   .500     7 13   .350
Marist 2 5   .286     4 15   .211
Saint Peter's 2 6   .250     8 11   .421
Fairfield 2 6   .250     7 12   .368
Siena 2 6   .250     6 15   .286
Monmouth 1 5   .167     5 13   .278
2018 MAAC Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2018; 
2017–18 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Bethune–Cookman 5 0   1.000     11 9   .550
North Carolina A&T 5 1   .833     12 9   .571
NC Central 5 1   .833     11 9   .550
Savannah State* 5 1   .833     8 13   .381
Morgan State 4 3   .571     8 12   .400
South Carolina State 3 3   .500     7 14   .333
Hampton 2 2   .500     7 12   .368
Norfolk State 2 3   .400     4 16   .200
Florida A&M 2 3   .400     3 18   .143
Howard 2 4   .333     5 17   .227
Coppin State 2 4   .333     2 19   .095
MD Eastern Shore 1 6   .143     5 17   .227
Delaware State 0 7   .000     2 20   .091
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2018 MEAC Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; 
2017–18 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Loyola–Chicago 6 2   .750     16 4   .800
Drake 6 2   .750     12 9   .571
Missouri State 5 3   .625     15 6   .714
Indiana State 5 3   .625     10 10   .500
Bradley 4 4   .500     14 7   .667
Southern Illinois 4 4   .500     12 9   .571
Illinois State 4 4   .500     10 10   .500
Evansville 2 6   .250     12 9   .571
Valparaiso 2 6   .250     11 10   .524
Northern Iowa 2 6   .250     10 10   .500
2018 MVC Tournament winner
As of January 21, 2018; 
2017–18 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 23 Nevada 7 0   1.000     18 3   .857
Boise State 6 2   .750     16 4   .800
Fresno State 4 3   .571     14 6   .700
New Mexico 5 3   .625     10 11   .476
UNLV 3 3   .500     14 5   .737
Wyoming 3 3   .500     12 7   .632
San Diego State 3 4   .429     11 7   .611
Colorado State 3 5   .375     10 11   .476
Utah State 3 5   .375     10 11   .476
Air Force 2 4   .333     8 10   .444
San Jose State 0 7   .000     3 15   .167
2018 MW Tournament winner
As of January 20, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wagner 6 2   .750     13 6   .684
Robert Morris 6 2   .750     12 9   .571
Saint Francis (PA) 5 3   .625     11 8   .579
St. Francis Brooklyn 5 3   .625     8 12   .400
Central Connecticut 4 4   .500     11 10   .524
Mount St. Mary's 4 4   .500     10 11   .476
LIU Brooklyn 4 4   .500     9 12   .429
Fairleigh Dickinson 3 5   .375     6 13   .316
Sacred Heart 2 6   .250     7 14   .333
Bryant 1 7   .125     2 19   .095
2018 NEC Tournament winner
As of January 20, 2018; 
2017–18 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Belmont 7 1   .875     15 6   .714
Murray State 6 2   .750     14 5   .737
Jacksonville State 6 2   .750     15 6   .714
Tennessee Tech 5 3   .625     13 8   .619
Austin Peay 5 3   .625     10 10   .500
Southeast Missouri St.* 4 4   .500     10 11   .476
Tennessee State 3 5   .375     8 11   .421
SIU Edwardsville 3 5   .375     7 12   .368
Eastern Illinois 3 5   .375     7 12   .368
Eastern Kentucky 2 6   .250     8 13   .381
UT Martin 2 6   .250     7 14   .333
Morehead State 2 6   .250     6 13   .316
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2018 OVC Tournament winner
As of January 20, 2018; 
2017–18 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 11 Arizona 6 1   .857     16 4   .800
USC 6 2   .750     15 6   .714
Stanford 5 2   .714     11 9   .550
Washington 4 3   .571     14 6   .700
UCLA 4 4   .500     13 7   .650
Utah 4 4   .500     12 7   .632
Colorado 4 4   .500     12 8   .600
No. 21 Arizona State 3 4   .429     15 4   .789
Oregon 3 4   .429     13 7   .650
Oregon State 3 4   .429     11 8   .579
Washington State 1 6   .143     9 10   .474
California 1 6   .143     7 13   .350
2018 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of January 24, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Bucknell 7 1   .875     13 8   .619
Boston University 6 2   .750     10 9   .526
Army 5 3   .625     12 7   .632
Colgate 5 3   .625     10 9   .526
Navy 4 4   .500     13 8   .619
Lehigh 3 5   .375     8 11   .421
Lafayette 3 5   .375     5 14   .263
Loyola (MD) 3 5   .375     5 14   .263
American 2 6   .250     5 14   .263
Holy Cross 2 6   .250     5 14   .263
2018 Patriot League Tournament winner
As of January 20, 2018; 
2017–18 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East Tennessee St. 7 0   1.000     16 4   .800
UNC Greensboro 5 1   .833     14 5   .737
Furman 5 2   .714     14 6   .700
Wofford 4 1   .800     13 5   .722
Western Carolina 4 3   .571     8 11   .421
Mercer 3 4   .429     10 10   .500
Samford 3 4   .429     7 13   .350
The Citadel 1 5   .167     6 12   .333
VMI 1 6   .143     6 12   .333
Chattanooga 0 6   .000     6 13   .316
2018 SoCon Tournament winner
As of January 20, 2018; 
2017–18 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Nicholls State 6 1   .857     12 8   .600
Southeastern Louisiana 6 1   .857     12 8   .600
Stephen F. Austin 5 1   .833     16 3   .842
New Orleans 6 2   .750     9 10   .474
Sam Houston State 5 2   .714     11 9   .550
Abilene Christian 5 3   .625     13 8   .619
Lamar 4 3   .571     12 8   .600
McNeese State 4 3   .571     7 10   .412
Central Arkansas 4 4   .500     10 11   .476
Texas A&M–CC 1 5   .167     4 12   .250
Incarnate Word 0 7   .000     5 12   .294
Houston Baptist 0 7   .000     4 16   .200
Northwestern State 0 7   .000     3 15   .167
2018 Southland Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; 
2017–18 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 20 Florida 6 1   .857     13 5   .722
No. 19 Auburn 5 1   .833     17 2   .895
Alabama 5 2   .714     13 6   .684
No. 22 Tennessee 5 3   .625     14 5   .737
Kentucky 4 3   .571     14 5   .737
Missouri 3 3   .500     13 6   .684
Arkansas 4 4   .500     14 6   .700
Georgia 3 5   .375     12 7   .632
South Carolina 3 4   .429     12 7   .632
Ole Miss 3 4   .429     10 9   .526
Mississippi State 2 4   .333     14 5   .737
LSU 2 4   .333     11 7   .611
Texas A&M 2 5   .286     13 6   .684
Vanderbilt 2 6   .250     7 13   .350
2018 SEC Tournament winner
As of January 24, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 7 0   1.000     6 14   .300
Jackson State 6 1   .857     9 11   .450
Grambling State* 4 3   .571     8 12   .400
Texas Southern 4 3   .571     4 16   .200
Southern 4 4   .500     8 13   .381
Prairie View A&M 3 4   .429     6 15   .286
Alabama State 3 4   .429     3 16   .158
Alcorn State 3 5   .375     7 14   .333
Alabama A&M* 2 5   .286     2 18   .100
Mississippi Valley St. 0 7   .000     0 20   .000
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2018 SWAC Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; 
2017–18 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Louisiana 7 0   1.000     17 3   .850
Texas State 6 2   .750     13 8   .619
Georgia Southern 5 2   .714     14 6   .700
Georgia State 5 2   .714     14 6   .700
South Alabama 4 3   .571     11 9   .550
Texas–Arlington 4 4   .500     13 8   .619
Troy 3 4   .429     9 11   .450
Appalachian State 3 5   .375     8 13   .381
Arkansas State 2 5   .286     7 13   .350
Little Rock 2 5   .286     5 15   .250
Coastal Carolina 2 6   .250     8 13   .381
Louisiana–Monroe 1 6   .143     7 11   .389
2018 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; 
2017–18 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota State 5 0   1.000     17 5   .773
South Dakota 5 1   .833     17 5   .773
Fort Wayne 3 3   .500     14 9   .609
Oral Roberts 3 4   .429     8 15   .348
North Dakota State 2 3   .400     10 10   .500
Omaha 2 4   .333     7 15   .318
Denver 2 4   .333     8 12   .400
Western Illinois 1 4   .200     10 8   .556
2018 Summit League Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2018; 
2017–18 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 16 Saint Mary's 8 0   1.000     19 2   .905
No. 15 Gonzaga 7 1   .875     17 4   .810
BYU 6 2   .750     17 4   .810
Pacific 5 3   .625     10 11   .476
San Diego 4 4   .500     13 7   .650
Santa Clara 4 4   .500     7 13   .350
San Francisco 3 5   .375     11 10   .524
Portland 2 6   .250     8 13   .381
Loyola Marymount 1 7   .125     6 13   .316
Pepperdine 0 8   .000     3 17   .150
2018 West Coast Conference Tournament winner
As of January 21, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 5 0   1.000     17 3   .850
Utah Valley 4 1   .800     15 6   .714
Grand Canyon 4 1   .800     14 6   .700
Seattle 3 2   .600     14 8   .636
UT Rio Grande Valley 2 3   .400     10 11   .476
Cal State Bakersfield 1 4   .200     8 12   .400
UMKC 1 4   .200     6 16   .273
Chicago State 0 5   .000     2 20   .091
2018 WAC Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2018; 

Award winners[]

Other major awards[]

Coaching changes[]

Several teams changed coaches during and after the season.

Team Former
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Charlotte Mark Price Houston Fancher Price was fired on December 14 after a 3–6 start and a 30–42 record overall. He was replaced on an interim basis by assistant Fancher.[39]
East Carolina Jeff Lebo Michael Perry Lebo announced his resignation from ECU on November 29, 2017 after a 2-4 start to the season, and a 116-122 record with no NCAA Tournament appearances in 8 seasons with the program. Assistant Michael Perry was named interim head coach of the Pirates.[40]
Louisville Rick Pitino David Padgett Pitino was fired amid revelations of his possible involvement in the NCAA corruption scandal. Louisville elevated assistant Padgett, but initially signed him only for the 2017–18 season.
UC Riverside Dennis Cutts Justin Bell 2018 did not get off to a great start for Cutts, as he was fired on January 1 after a 50-85 record in 5 seasons at UCR, including a 5-9 start to the season. Associate head coach Justin Bell was named interim head coach of the Highlanders.[41]
UTEP Tim Floyd Phil Johnson Floyd announced his retirement, effective immediately, after the Miners lost to Lamar on November 27.[42] Floyd's longtime assistant Johnson was named interim head coach of the Miners the following day.[43]

Notes[]

See also[]

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