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1970-71 Big Ten Conference Season Summary

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Record: 131-113, .537 W-L% (10th of 19)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Ohio State

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Ohio State)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Indiana)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Ohio State)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
1 Ohio StateR 13 1 .929 20 6 .769
2 Michigan  12 2 .857 19 7 .731
3 Purdue  11 3 .786 18 7 .720
4 Indiana  9 5 .643 17 7 .708
5 Illinois  5 9 .357 11 12 .478
5 Minnesota  5 9 .357 11 13 .458
7 Michigan State  4 10 .286 10 14 .417
7 Iowa  4 10 .286 9 15 .375
7 Wisconsin  4 10 .286 9 15 .375
10 Northwestern  3 11 .214 7 17 .292

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 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
Ohio State                       20 18 13 12 10
Illinois                 18 15            
Indiana 16 11 13 11 14 12 11 18           18    
Michigan                   20 16 16 12      
Purdue       16 20 19                    

NCAA Tournament

Regional Semifinal
Ohio State won (60-59) versus Marquette (Mideast Regional)

Regional Final
Ohio State lost (81-78) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)