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1971-72 Season Summary

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National Champion: UCLA
Final Four: Florida State, Louisville, UNC and UCLA

Consensus Player of the Year: Bill Walton

AP Preseason #1: UCLAAP Final #1: UCLA

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Atlantic Coast Conference 7 122 73 .626 10.55 5.67 3 1 1 North Carolina North Carolina
2 Pacific-8 Conference 8 124 92 .574 9.12 5.60 1 1 1 UCLA
3 Missouri Valley Conference 10 161 104 .608 6.04 3.70 2 1 1 Louisville
Memphis
4 Western Athletic Conference 8 120 86 .583 5.03 3.45 1 1 0 Brigham Young
5 Big Ten Conference 10 135 106 .560 5.00 3.70 3 1 0 Minnesota
6 Big Eight Conference 8 102 109 .483 3.09 2.95 0 1 0 Kansas State
7 Southeastern Conference 10 144 115 .556 2.67 2.13 1 1 0 Kentucky
Tennessee
8 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 7 111 76 .594 2.34 1.66 1 1 0 Long Beach State
9 Independent 67 959 768 .555 -2.03 -0.82 6 8 1
10 Mid-American Conference 6 66 81 .449 -2.28 0.48 0 1 0 Ohio
11 Middle Atlantic Conference 11 155 126 .552 -3.51 -2.43 0 1 0 Temple (East)
Rider (West)
12 Ivy Group 8 100 105 .488 -3.89 -1.44 1 1 0 Pennsylvania
13 Ohio Valley Conference 8 111 94 .541 -3.98 -2.62 0 1 0 Eastern Kentucky
Morehead State
Western Kentucky
14 Southwest Conference 8 108 101 .517 -4.17 -2.21 0 1 0 Southern Methodist
Texas
15 West Coast Conference 8 100 109 .478 -5.02 -2.32 0 1 0 San Francisco
16 Southland Conference 6 87 69 .558 -7.92 -5.59 1 1 0 Louisiana Tech
17 Southern Conference 7 84 103 .449 -8.65 -4.32 0 1 0 Davidson East Carolina
18 Big Sky Conference 8 102 105 .493 -10.90 -7.95 0 1 0 Weber State
19 Yankee Conference 6 71 78 .477 -12.63 -8.94 0 0 0 Rhode Island
20 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 1 15 11 .577 0 0 0 North Carolina A&T North Carolina A&T

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 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
UCLA Pac-8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
North Carolina ACC 2 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 5 3 3 2
Pennsylvania Ivy 15 10 5 13 14 6 6 10 9 6 5 5 4 4 2 3
Louisville MVC 9 16 17 19 15 7 5 6 4 3 4 4 3 2 4 4
Long Beach State PCAA 8 6 13 9 10 8 7 4 5 5 8 9 6 6 5 5
South Carolina Ind 12 11 3 3 3 4 4 5 11 8 9 7 9 8 6 6
Marquette Ind 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 7 7
Louisiana-Lafayette Southland - - 16 12 13 15 13 12 12 13 13 12 10 11 9 8
Brigham Young WAC 19 15 6 7 8 18 14 13 13 10 10 11 7 7 8 9
Florida State Ind - 18 9 14 - 20 12 11 10 12 14 14 11 10 14 10
Minnesota Big Ten - - - - - - - 17 16 19 19 - - - 16 11
Marshall Ind - - - 20 17 13 20 16 14 11 11 10 8 9 10 12
Memphis MVC - - - - - - - - - - 15 18 19 20 11 13
Maryland ACC 6 5 15 15 16 12 - - 18 - - 19 12 18 13 14
Villanova Ind 18 18 - - - 14 11 15 - - - - - - - 15
Oral Roberts Ind - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 17 17 16
Indiana Big Ten - - 12 8 7 5 17 - - - - - - - 20 17
Kentucky SEC 10 7 7 11 12 19 15 - - - - 17 18 - - 18
Ohio State Big Ten 5 4 10 6 6 10 9 7 6 9 7 8 15 14 - 19
Virginia ACC - - 19 18 11 9 8 9 8 7 6 6 13 12 15 20
School Conf 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
Arizona State WAC - 17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Duquesne Ind - - - - - - - - - - 20 - - - - -
Hawaii Ind - - - - 18 16 19 18 15 14 18 16 17 15 12 -
Houston Ind 7 12 20 - - - - - - - - - 16 13 19 -
Illinois Big Ten - - - - - - 16 - - - - - - - - -
Jacksonville Ind 11 8 14 16 - - - - - 17 16 - - - - -
Kansas Big 8 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Michigan Big Ten 13 9 - - - - - - - 20 - - - 16 - -
Missouri Big 8 - - - - - - 18 - 20 15 17 15 14 19 18 -
New Mexico WAC 16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Carolina State ACC - 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northern Illinois Ind - - - - - - - 20 19 - - - - - - -
Ohio MAC - - - 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma Big 8 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Princeton Ivy - - 18 - - - - 14 17 - - - - - - -
Providence Ind - - - - - - - - - 16 12 13 - - - -
Southern California Pac-8 3 13 10 5 5 11 10 8 7 18 - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) Ind 17 14 8 10 9 17 - - - - - - - - - -
Tennessee SEC - - - - 20 - - 19 - - - 20 - - - -
West Virginia Ind - - - - 19 - - - - - - - - - - -

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Bill Walton (UCLA)
Bob McAdoo (North Carolina)
Henry Bibby (UCLA)
Jim Chones (Marquette)
2nd Team
Barry Parkhill (Virginia)