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1969-70 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 879-672, .567 W-L% (4th of 19)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Jacksonville

NCAA Tournament: 9 (Dayton, Houston, Jacksonville, New Mexico State, Niagara, Notre Dame, St. Bonaventure, Utah State and Villanova)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Duquesne, Houston, Marquette, New Mexico State, Notre Dame, St. Bonaventure, St. John's (NY) and Villanova)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Houston, Jacksonville, Marquette, New Mexico State, Niagara, Notre Dame, St. Bonaventure and Utah State)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
JacksonvilleRF 27 2 .931
New Mexico StateF 27 3 .900
Marquette  26 3 .897
St. BonaventureF 25 3 .893
Florida State  23 3 .885
Houston 25 5 .833
Army  22 6 .786
Niagara 22 7 .759
Utah State 22 7 .759
Villanova 22 7 .759
Notre Dame 21 8 .724
St. John's (NY)  21 8 .724
Georgetown  18 7 .720
Duquesne  17 7 .708
Dayton 19 8 .704
Manhattan  18 8 .692
Hardin-Simmons  17 9 .654
Holy Cross  16 9 .640
Long Island University  16 9 .640
Georgia Tech  17 10 .630
Creighton  15 10 .600
Seattle  15 10 .600
Boston University  14 10 .583
Butler  15 11 .577
Oklahoma City  17 13 .567
Fairleigh Dickinson  13 10 .565
Southern Illinois  13 10 .565
Colgate  14 11 .560
Providence  14 11 .560
Denver  13 11 .542
Loyola (IL)  13 11 .542
Penn State  13 11 .542
Rutgers  13 11 .542
Saint Peter's  13 11 .542
Northern Illinois  13 12 .520
Air Force  12 12 .500
Fairfield  13 13 .500
Iona  12 12 .500
New York University  12 12 .500
Pittsburgh  12 12 .500
Saint Francis (PA)  12 12 .500
Syracuse  12 12 .500
DePaul  12 13 .480
West Texas A&M  12 13 .480
Loyola (LA)  12 14 .462
Boston College  11 13 .458
Virginia Tech  10 12 .455
St. Francis (NY)  9 12 .429
West Virginia  11 15 .423
Canisius  9 13 .409
Fordham  10 15 .400
Seton Hall  10 15 .400
Marshall  9 14 .391
Miami (FL)  9 17 .346
Centenary (LA)  8 16 .333
Texas-Pan American  8 16 .333
Detroit Mercy  7 18 .280
Tulane  5 18 .217
Xavier  5 20 .200
Navy  4 19 .174
Portland  4 22 .154

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
St. Bonaventure 17 20   19 12 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 3
Jacksonville   18 18 13 10 7 6 6 6 8 7 6 6 6 4
New Mexico State 6 3 3 7 7 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 5
Marquette 8 12 17   18 13 10 8 7 9 12 10 8 9 8
Notre Dame 13 10 6 11 13     20     16 14 13 15 9
Florida State                 18 12 9 8 10 11 11
Houston 20   19 8 8 11 9 7 12 16 15 15 15 13 12
Utah State                         20 18 16
Niagara           15 12               17
Duquesne 11 7                          
St. John's (NY) 14                            
Villanova 9 12 9 20           19          

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Houston lost (107-98) versus Kansas State (Midwest Regional)

National Third Place
New Mexico State won (79-73) versus St. Bonaventure

Regional Third Place
Niagara lost (108-88) versus North Carolina State (East Regional)
Notre Dame lost (121-106) versus Iowa (Mideast Regional)

National Third Place
St. Bonaventure lost (79-73) versus New Mexico State

First Round
Dayton lost (71-64) versus Houston (Midwest Regional)
Houston won (71-64) versus Dayton (Midwest Regional)
Jacksonville won (109-96) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
New Mexico State won (101-77) versus Rice (Midwest Regional)
Niagara won (79-69) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)
Notre Dame won (112-82) versus Ohio (Mideast Regional)
St. Bonaventure won (85-72) versus Davidson (East Regional)
Utah State won (91-81) versus Texas-El Paso (West Regional)
Villanova won (77-69) versus Temple (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Houston lost (92-87) versus Drake (Midwest Regional)
Jacksonville won (104-103) versus Iowa (Mideast Regional)
New Mexico State won (70-66) versus Kansas State (Midwest Regional)
Niagara lost (98-73) versus Villanova (East Regional)
Notre Dame lost (109-99) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
St. Bonaventure won (80-68) versus North Carolina State (East Regional)
Utah State won (69-68) versus Santa Clara (West Regional)
Villanova won (98-73) versus Niagara (East Regional)

Regional Final
Jacksonville won (106-100) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
New Mexico State won (87-78) versus Drake (Midwest Regional)
St. Bonaventure won (97-74) versus Villanova (East Regional)
Utah State lost (101-79) versus UCLA (West Regional)
Villanova lost (97-74) versus St. Bonaventure (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Jacksonville won (91-83) versus St. Bonaventure
New Mexico State lost (93-77) versus UCLA
St. Bonaventure lost (91-83) versus Jacksonville

National Final
Jacksonville lost (80-69) versus UCLA