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1971-72 Big Ten Conference Season Summary

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Record: 135-106, .560 W-L% (7th of 20)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Minnesota

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Minnesota)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Indiana, Minnesota and Ohio State)

Standings

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Notes
1 MinnesotaR 11 3 .786 18 7 .720 *Overall W-L adjusted to 17-6
2 Ohio State  10 4 .714 18 6 .750
3 Indiana  9 5 .643 17 8 .680
3 Michigan  9 5 .643 14 10 .583
5 Michigan State  6 8 .429 13 11 .542
5 Wisconsin  6 8 .429 13 11 .542
5 Purdue  6 8 .429 12 12 .500
8 Illinois  5 9 .357 14 10 .583
8 Iowa  5 9 .357 11 13 .458
10 Northwestern  3 11 .214 5 18 .217

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 2/29 3/7 Final
Minnesota               17 16 19 19       16 11
Indiana     12 8 7 5 17               20 17
Ohio State 5 4 10 6 6 10 9 7 6 9 7 8 15 14   19
Illinois             16                  
Michigan 13 9               20       16    

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Minnesota won (77-72) versus Marquette (Mideast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Minnesota lost (70-56) versus Florida State (Mideast Regional)