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1971-72 Standings

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National Champion: UCLA
Final Four: Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina and UCLA

Consensus Player of the Year: Bill Walton

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


Records do not reflect forfeits or vacated games

RPI rankings last updated: Mar 17 2014

ACC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 North CarolinaRTF ACC 26 5 .839 9 3 .750 2 2 2
2 Maryland  ACC 27 5 .844 8 4 .667 6 5 14
3 Virginia  ACC 21 7 .750 8 4 .667 6 20
4 Duke  ACC 14 12 .538 6 6 .500
5 North Carolina State  ACC 16 10 .615 6 6 .500 20
6 Wake Forest  ACC 8 18 .308 3 9 .250
7 Clemson  ACC 10 16 .385 2 10 .167

Big 8 - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Kansas StateR Big 8 19 9 .679 12 2 .857
2 Missouri  Big 8 21 6 .778 10 4 .714 14
3 Oklahoma  Big 8 14 12 .538 9 5 .643 20 20
4 Nebraska  Big 8 14 12 .538 7 7 .500
5 Kansas  Big 8 11 15 .423 7 7 .500 14 14
6 Iowa State  Big 8 12 14 .462 5 9 .357
7 Colorado  Big 8 7 19 .269 4 10 .286
8 Oklahoma State  Big 8 4 22 .154 2 12 .143

Big Sky - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Weber StateR Big Sky 18 11 .621 10 4 .714
2 Northern Arizona  Big Sky 13 10 .565 8 6 .571
3 Gonzaga  Big Sky 14 12 .538 8 6 .571
4 Idaho State  Big Sky 14 12 .538 8 6 .571
5 Boise State  Big Sky 14 12 .538 7 7 .500
6 Montana  Big Sky 14 12 .538 7 7 .500
7 Montana State  Big Sky 10 16 .385 6 8 .429
8 Idaho  Big Sky 5 20 .200 2 12 .143

Big Ten - 10 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 MinnesotaR Big Ten 18 7 .720 11 3 .786 11 11
2 Ohio State  Big Ten 18 6 .750 10 4 .714 5 4 19
3 Indiana  Big Ten 17 8 .680 9 5 .643 5 17
4 Michigan  Big Ten 14 10 .583 9 5 .643 13 9
5 Michigan State  Big Ten 13 11 .542 6 8 .429
6 Wisconsin  Big Ten 13 11 .542 6 8 .429
7 Purdue  Big Ten 12 12 .500 6 8 .429
8 Illinois  Big Ten 14 10 .583 5 9 .357 16
9 Iowa  Big Ten 11 13 .458 5 9 .357
10 Northwestern  Big Ten 5 18 .217 3 11 .214

Ind - 67 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Oral Roberts R Ind 26 2 .929 16 16
2 Marquette Ind 25 4 .862 4 2 7
3 Hawaii Ind 23 4 .852 12
4 Marshall Ind 23 4 .852 8 12
5 Florida StateF Ind 28 5 .848 9 10
6 Northern Illinois  Ind 21 4 .840 19
7 South Carolina Ind 24 5 .828 12 3 6
8 Duquesne  Ind 20 5 .800 20
9 Syracuse  Ind 22 6 .786
10 Providence Ind 21 6 .778 12
11 Detroit Mercy  Ind 18 6 .750
12 Houston Ind 20 7 .741 7 7
13 Jacksonville  Ind 20 8 .714 11 8
14 Villanova Ind 20 8 .714 18 11 15
15 Texas-Pan American  Ind 17 7 .708
16 Niagara  Ind 21 9 .700
17 Penn State  Ind 17 8 .680
18 Fordham  Ind 18 9 .667
19 St. Bonaventure  Ind 16 8 .667
20 Cincinnati  Ind 17 9 .654
21 Georgia Southern  Ind 17 9 .654
22 Colgate  Ind 15 8 .652
23 St. John's (NY)  Ind 19 11 .633 17 8
24 Fairleigh Dickinson  Ind 15 9 .625
25 Illinois State  Ind 16 10 .615
26 Virginia Tech  Ind 16 10 .615
27 Canisius  Ind 15 11 .577
28 Creighton  Ind 15 11 .577
29 Holy Cross  Ind 15 11 .577
30 Oklahoma City  Ind 16 12 .571
31 Loyola (LA)  Ind 14 11 .560
32 Rutgers  Ind 14 11 .560
33 West Virginia  Ind 13 11 .542 19
34 Hardin-Simmons  Ind 14 12 .538
35 DePaul  Ind 12 11 .522
36 Centenary (LA)  Ind 13 12 .520
37 Long Island University  Ind 13 12 .520
38 Boston College  Ind 13 13 .500
39 Dayton  Ind 13 13 .500
40 Pittsburgh  Ind 12 12 .500
41 Air Force  Ind 12 13 .480
42 Fairfield  Ind 12 13 .480
43 Saint Francis (PA)  Ind 12 13 .480
44 Saint Peter's  Ind 12 13 .480
45 Indiana State  Ind 12 14 .462
46 St. Francis (NY)  Ind 12 14 .462
47 Utah State  Ind 12 14 .462
48 Xavier  Ind 12 14 .462
49 Army  Ind 11 13 .458
50 Manhattan  Ind 11 13 .458
51 George Washington  Ind 11 14 .440
52 Navy  Ind 10 13 .435
53 Denver  Ind 11 15 .423
54 Portland  Ind 10 16 .385
55 Seton Hall  Ind 10 16 .385
56 Southern Illinois  Ind 10 16 .385
57 Ball State  Ind 9 15 .375
58 Loyola (IL)  Ind 8 14 .364
59 Tulane  Ind 8 18 .308
60 Boston University  Ind 7 16 .304
61 South Alabama  Ind 7 17 .292
62 Iona  Ind 6 17 .261
63 Butler  Ind 6 20 .231
64 Georgia Tech  Ind 6 20 .231
65 Notre Dame  Ind 6 20 .231
66 Stetson  Ind 6 20 .231
67 Georgetown  Ind 3 23 .115

Ivy - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 PennsylvaniaR Ivy 25 3 .893 13 1 .929 15 2 3
2 Princeton  Ivy 20 7 .741 12 2 .857 14
3 Harvard  Ivy 15 11 .577 8 6 .571
4 Dartmouth  Ivy 14 12 .538 8 6 .571
5 Brown  Ivy 10 16 .385 6 8 .429
6 Yale  Ivy 7 17 .292 5 9 .357
7 Columbia  Ivy 4 20 .167 3 11 .214
8 Cornell  Ivy 5 19 .208 1 13 .071

MAC - 6 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 OhioR MAC 15 11 .577 7 3 .700 17
2 Toledo  MAC 18 7 .720 7 3 .700
3 Kent State  MAC 7 17 .292 6 4 .600
4 Western Michigan  MAC 10 14 .417 5 5 .500
5 Miami (OH)  MAC 12 12 .500 4 6 .400
6 Bowling Green State  MAC 4 20 .167 1 9 .100

MEAC - 1 School

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 South Carolina State  MEAC 15 11 .577 6 6 .500

Mid-Atl - 11 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 TempleR Mid-Atl (East) 23 8 .742 6 0 1.000
2 Saint Joseph's  Mid-Atl (East) 19 9 .679 5 1 .833
3 American  Mid-Atl (East) 16 8 .667 3 3 .500
4 Hofstra  Mid-Atl (East) 11 14 .440 2 4 .333
5 La Salle  Mid-Atl (East) 6 19 .240 2 4 .333
6 Rider R Mid-Atl (West) 15 11 .577 8 2 .800
7 Lafayette  Mid-Atl (West) 21 6 .778 7 3 .700
8 Delaware  Mid-Atl (West) 18 7 .720 7 3 .700
9 Lehigh  Mid-Atl (West) 10 14 .417 3 7 .300
10 Bucknell  Mid-Atl (West) 5 18 .217 3 7 .300
11 Gettysburg  Mid-Atl (West) 11 12 .478 2 8 .200

MVC - 10 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 New Mexico State  MVC 19 6 .760
2 West Texas A&M  MVC 14 11 .560
3 LouisvilleRF MVC 26 5 .839 12 2 .857 9 2 4
4 Memphis R MVC 21 7 .750 12 2 .857 11 13
5 Saint Louis  MVC 18 8 .692 9 5 .643
6 Bradley  MVC 17 9 .654 8 6 .571
7 Tulsa  MVC 15 11 .577 5 9 .357
8 Wichita State  MVC 16 10 .615 6 8 .429
9 North Texas  MVC 8 18 .308 2 12 .143
10 Drake  MVC 7 19 .269 2 12 .143

OVC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Morehead State R OVC 16 11 .593 9 5 .643
2 Eastern KentuckyR OVC 15 11 .577 9 5 .643
3 Western Kentucky R OVC 15 11 .577 9 5 .643
4 Tennessee Tech  OVC 14 11 .560 7 7 .500
5 Murray State  OVC 15 11 .577 6 8 .429
6 East Tennessee State  OVC 11 14 .440 6 8 .429
7 Middle Tennessee  OVC 15 11 .577 5 9 .357
8 Austin Peay  OVC 10 14 .417 5 9 .357

Pac-8 - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 UCLARFN Pac-8 30 0 1.000 14 0 1.000 1 1 1
2 Washington  Pac-8 20 6 .769 10 4 .714
3 Oregon State  Pac-8 18 10 .643 9 5 .643
4 Southern California  Pac-8 16 10 .615 9 5 .643 3 3
5 California  Pac-8 13 16 .448 6 8 .429
6 Stanford  Pac-8 10 15 .400 5 9 .357
7 Washington State  Pac-8 11 15 .423 3 11 .214
8 Oregon  Pac-8 6 20 .231 0 14 .000

PCAA - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Long Beach StateR PCAA 25 4 .862 10 2 .833 8 4 5
2 Pacific  PCAA 17 9 .654 8 4 .667
3 San Diego State  PCAA 18 10 .643 7 5 .583
4 California-Santa Barbara  PCAA 17 9 .654 5 7 .417
5 Cal State Los Angeles  PCAA 14 12 .538 5 7 .417
6 San Jose State  PCAA 11 15 .423 5 7 .417
7 Fresno State  PCAA 9 17 .346 2 10 .167

SEC - 10 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Tennessee R SEC 19 6 .760 14 4 .778 19
2 KentuckyR SEC 21 7 .750 14 4 .778 10 7 18
3 Alabama  SEC 18 8 .692 13 5 .722
4 Vanderbilt  SEC 16 10 .615 10 8 .556
5 Georgia  SEC 14 12 .538 9 9 .500
6 Mississippi  SEC 13 12 .520 8 10 .444
7 Mississippi State  SEC 13 13 .500 6 12 .333
8 Auburn  SEC 10 16 .385 6 12 .333
9 Louisiana State  SEC 10 16 .385 6 12 .333
10 Florida  SEC 10 15 .400 4 14 .222

Southern - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Davidson R Southern 19 9 .679 8 2 .800
2 Furman  Southern 17 11 .607 8 3 .727
3 William & Mary  Southern 10 17 .370 6 4 .600
4 East CarolinaT Southern 14 15 .483 7 5 .583
5 Citadel  Southern 12 13 .480 5 6 .455
6 Richmond  Southern 6 19 .240 3 9 .250
7 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 6 19 .240 2 10 .167

Southland - 6 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Lamar  Southland 13 13 .500 6 2 .750
2 Texas-Arlington  Southland 14 12 .538 5 3 .625
3 Arkansas State  Southland 12 14 .462 4 4 .500
4 Abilene Christian  Southland 17 8 .680 3 5 .375
5 Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 25 4 .862 8 0 1.000 8 8
6 Trinity (TX)  Southland 6 18 .250 0 8 .000

SWC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 TexasR SWC 19 9 .679 10 4 .714
2 Southern Methodist R SWC 16 11 .593 10 4 .714
3 Texas Christian  SWC 15 9 .625 9 5 .643
4 Texas A&M  SWC 16 10 .615 9 5 .643
5 Texas Tech  SWC 14 12 .538 8 6 .571
6 Arkansas  SWC 8 18 .308 5 9 .357
7 Baylor  SWC 14 12 .538 4 10 .286
8 Rice  SWC 6 20 .231 1 13 .071

WAC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Brigham YoungR WAC 21 5 .808 12 2 .857 19 6 9
2 Texas-El Paso  WAC 20 7 .741 9 5 .643
3 Arizona State  WAC 18 8 .692 9 5 .643 17
4 Colorado State  WAC 15 9 .625 7 7 .500
5 New Mexico  WAC 15 11 .577 7 7 .500 16 16
6 Utah  WAC 13 12 .520 5 9 .357
7 Arizona  WAC 6 20 .231 4 10 .286
8 Wyoming  WAC 12 14 .462 3 11 .214

WCC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 San FranciscoR WCC 20 8 .714 13 1 .929
2 Santa Clara  WCC 17 9 .654 11 3 .786
3 Seattle  WCC 17 9 .654 10 4 .714
4 Nevada-Las Vegas  WCC 14 12 .538 8 6 .571
5 Loyola Marymount  WCC 11 15 .423 6 8 .429
6 Pepperdine  WCC 10 15 .400 5 9 .357
7 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 9 17 .346 3 11 .214
8 Nevada  WCC 2 24 .077 0 14 .000

Yankee - 6 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Rhode Island R Yankee 15 11 .577 8 2 .800
2 Maine  Yankee 15 10 .600 6 4 .600
3 Massachusetts  Yankee 14 12 .538 6 4 .600
4 New Hampshire  Yankee 14 9 .609 5 5 .500
5 Connecticut  Yankee 8 17 .320 5 5 .500
6 Vermont  Yankee 5 19 .208 0 10 .000