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1970-71 Season Summary

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National Champion: UCLA
Final Four: Kansas, UCLA, Villanova and Western Kentucky

Consensus Player of the Year: Austin Carr

AP Preseason #1: UCLA ▪ AP Final #1: UCLA

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 136 86 .613 2 1 0 North Carolina South Carolina
2 Big Eight Conference 8 118 95 .554 1 1 1 Kansas
3 Big Sky Conference 6 77 75 .507 0 1 0 Weber State
4 Big Ten Conference 10 131 113 .537 1 1 0 Ohio State
5 Independent 62 879 714 .552 7 8 1 Marquette
6 Ivy Group 8 102 103 .498 1 1 0 Pennsylvania
7 Mid-American Conference 6 84 62 .575 0 1 0 Miami (OH)
8 Middle Atlantic Conference 11 152 128 .543 0 1 0 Saint Joseph's (East)
Lafayette (West)
9 Missouri Valley Conference 10 164 104 .612 1 2 0 Drake
Louisville
Saint Louis
10 Ohio Valley Conference 8 107 94 .532 1 1 1 Western Kentucky
11 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 6 88 71 .553 1 1 0 Long Beach State
12 Pacific-8 Conference 8 131 82 .615 2 1 1 UCLA
13 Southeastern Conference 10 134 128 .511 2 1 0 Kentucky
14 Southern Conference 7 75 109 .408 0 1 0 Davidson Furman
15 Southland Conference 5 54 65 .454 0 0 0 Arkansas State
16 Southwest Conference 8 105 102 .507 0 1 0 Texas Christian
17 West Coast Conference 8 99 109 .476 0 1 0 Pacific
18 Western Athletic Conference 8 113 95 .543 1 1 0 Brigham Young
19 Yankee Conference 6 71 78 .477 0 0 0 Massachusetts

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 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
UCLA Pac-8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
Marquette Ind 6 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
Pennsylvania Ivy 11 8 6 5 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3
Kansas Big 8 14 11 12 8 12 8 8 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4
Southern California Pac-8 7 9 8 6 4 4 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 5
South Carolina ACC 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 11 10 7 10 7 7 6 6 6
Western Kentucky OVC 9 13 11 10 5 6 5 7 12 9 7 9 9 7 7 7
Kentucky SEC 3 5 3 7 8 11 10 12 11 8 8 12 10 8 8 8
Fordham Ind           18 14 17     20 18 11 10 10 9
Ohio State Big Ten                       20 18 13 12 10
Jacksonville Ind 4 3 5 4 9 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 9 9 11
Notre Dame Ind 5 6 7 14 15 9 9 9 7 12 9 14 19 16 14 12
North Carolina ACC     20 17   20 15 20 20 16 11 8 13 12 13 13
Houston Ind 17                 18 15     15 18 14
Duquesne Ind                 17 14 12 10 8 11 11 15
Long Beach State PCAA 18                       20 17 17 16
Tennessee SEC   17 14 12 10 17 18 8 8 11 14 13 17 14 15 17
Drake MVC 10 7 9 9 7 16                   18
Villanova Ind 8 10 10 13 11 14 13 14 16 17 18         19
Brigham Young WAC                               20
School Conf 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
Army Ind   14                            
Duke ACC 13                           19  
Florida State Ind     17                          
Illinois Big Ten                 18 15            
Indiana Big Ten 16 11 13 11 14 12 11 18           18    
La Salle Mid-Atl               15 14 10 13 11 14 19    
Louisiana State SEC         18                      
Louisville MVC   20     17 13 16         19 15      
Memphis MVC             19                  
Miami (OH) MAC                             20  
Michigan Big Ten                   20 16 16 12      
Murray State OVC                 19 19 17 17        
New Mexico State MVC 15 15 17 20                        
North Carolina State ACC 19                              
Oregon Pac-8   18 16 17 16     16 13              
Oregon State Pac-8             20                  
Purdue Big Ten       16 20 19                    
St. Bonaventure Ind 20 19 19 15 13 10 12 10                
St. John's (NY) Ind       19                        
Utah State Ind 12 16 15   19 15 17 12 9 13 19 15 16 20 16  
Virginia ACC               19 15              

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Artis Gilmore (Jacksonville)
Austin Carr (Notre Dame)
Dean Meminger (Marquette)
Jim McDaniels (Western Kentucky)
Sidney Wicks (UCLA)
2nd Team
Curtis Rowe (UCLA)
Howard Porter (Villanova)
John Roche (South Carolina)
Johnny Neumann (Mississippi)
Ken Durrett (La Salle)