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1971-72 Big Ten Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 135-106, .560 W-L% (9th of 20) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 5.00 (5th of 19) ▪ SOS: 3.70 (3rd of 19)

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

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Minnesota 11 3 .786 18 7 .720 64.3 58.4 10.3 4.4 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion;    *Overall W-L adjusted to 17-6
2 Ohio State 10 4 .714 18 6 .750 74.0 67.9 9.1 2.9
3 Indiana 9 5 .643 17 8 .680 73.0 66.3 10.3 3.6
3 Michigan 9 5 .643 14 10 .583 81.3 81.0 4.0 3.8
5 Michigan State 6 8 .429 13 11 .542 76.9 80.2 0.1 3.4
5 Wisconsin 6 8 .429 13 11 .542 76.4 75.4 4.3 3.3
5 Purdue 6 8 .429 12 12 .500 74.2 71.6 7.0 4.3
8 Illinois 5 9 .357 14 10 .583 77.4 79.6 0.3 2.4
8 Iowa 5 9 .357 11 13 .458 80.7 80.0 5.1 4.5
10 Northwestern 3 11 .214 5 18 .217 72.5 77.4 -0.5 4.4

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 - - - - - - - - -
Iowa - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Michigan 13 9 - - - - - - - 20 - - - 16 - -
Michigan State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northwestern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Purdue - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wisconsin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

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

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