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1972-73 Standings

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National Champion: UCLA
Final Four: Indiana, Memphis, Providence 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

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 Carolina State RT ACC 27 0 1.000 12 0 1.000 8 2 2
2 North Carolina  ACC 25 8 .758 8 4 .667 3 11
3 Maryland ACC 23 7 .767 7 5 .583 3 2 8
4 Duke  ACC 12 14 .462 4 8 .333
5 Virginia  ACC 13 12 .520 4 8 .333
6 Clemson  ACC 12 14 .462 4 8 .333
7 Wake Forest  ACC 12 15 .444 3 9 .250

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 23 5 .821 12 2 .857 17 9 9
2 Missouri  Big 8 21 6 .778 9 5 .643 5 15
3 Colorado  Big 8 13 13 .500 9 5 .643
4 Oklahoma  Big 8 18 8 .692 8 6 .571 19
5 Iowa State  Big 8 16 10 .615 7 7 .500
6 Nebraska  Big 8 9 17 .346 4 10 .286
7 Kansas  Big 8 8 18 .308 4 10 .286
8 Oklahoma State  Big 8 7 19 .269 3 11 .214

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 20 7 .741 13 1 .929
2 Idaho State  Big Sky 18 8 .692 10 4 .714
3 Montana State  Big Sky 17 9 .654 9 5 .643
4 Montana  Big Sky 13 13 .500 7 7 .500
5 Gonzaga  Big Sky 14 12 .538 6 8 .429
6 Boise State  Big Sky 11 15 .423 5 9 .357
7 Idaho  Big Sky 7 19 .269 3 11 .214
8 Northern Arizona  Big Sky 6 20 .231 3 11 .214

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 IndianaRF Big Ten 22 6 .786 11 3 .786 4 6
2 Minnesota  Big Ten 21 5 .808 10 4 .714 4 3 10
3 Purdue  Big Ten 15 9 .625 8 6 .571 17
4 Illinois  Big Ten 14 10 .583 8 6 .571
5 Ohio State  Big Ten 14 10 .583 8 6 .571 10 10
6 Iowa  Big Ten 13 11 .542 6 8 .429
7 Michigan  Big Ten 13 11 .542 6 8 .429 19 18
8 Michigan State  Big Ten 13 11 .542 6 8 .429
9 Wisconsin  Big Ten 11 13 .458 5 9 .357
10 Northwestern  Big Ten 5 19 .208 2 12 .143

Ind - 72 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 ProvidenceRF Ind 27 4 .871 4 4
2 Marquette Ind 25 4 .862 5 3 5
3 Houston Ind 23 4 .852 15 7 13
4 Syracuse Ind 24 5 .828 13 14
5 Virginia Tech  Ind 22 5 .815 19
6 Jacksonville Ind 21 6 .778 13
7 Oklahoma City Ind 21 6 .778
8 Oral Roberts  Ind 21 6 .778 18 10
9 South Carolina Ind 22 7 .759 16 16
10 Marshall  Ind 20 7 .741
11 Northeastern  Ind 19 7 .731
12 St. John's (NY) Ind 19 7 .731 9
13 Centenary (LA)  Ind 19 8 .704
14 Florida State  Ind 18 8 .692 2 2
15 Northern Illinois  Ind 17 8 .680
16 Duquesne  Ind 16 8 .667
17 Fairfield  Ind 18 9 .667
18 Cincinnati  Ind 17 9 .654
19 Denver  Ind 17 9 .654
20 George Washington  Ind 17 9 .654
21 Penn State  Ind 15 8 .652
22 Detroit Mercy  Ind 16 9 .640
23 Hardin-Simmons  Ind 16 9 .640
24 Indiana State  Ind 16 10 .615
25 Manhattan  Ind 16 10 .615
26 Utah State  Ind 16 10 .615
27 Notre Dame  Ind 18 12 .600
28 Air Force  Ind 14 10 .583
29 Creighton  Ind 15 11 .577
30 Hawaii  Ind 15 11 .577
31 Rutgers  Ind 15 11 .577
32 Stetson  Ind 15 11 .577
33 DePaul  Ind 14 11 .560
34 South Alabama  Ind 14 11 .560
35 Trinity (TX)  Ind 14 11 .560
36 Canisius  Ind 13 11 .542
37 Butler  Ind 14 12 .538
38 Charlotte  Ind 14 12 .538
39 Illinois State  Ind 13 12 .520
40 Long Island University  Ind 13 12 .520
41 Navy  Ind 13 12 .520
42 Dayton  Ind 13 13 .500
43 Fairleigh Dickinson  Ind 13 13 .500
44 Portland State  Ind 12 12 .500
45 St. Bonaventure  Ind 13 13 .500
46 Georgetown  Ind 12 14 .462
47 Pittsburgh  Ind 12 14 .462
48 Tulane  Ind 12 14 .462
49 Army  Ind 11 13 .458
50 Boston College  Ind 11 14 .440
51 Colgate  Ind 11 14 .440
52 Villanova  Ind 11 14 .440
53 Fordham  Ind 12 16 .429
54 Southern Illinois  Ind 11 15 .423
55 West Virginia  Ind 10 15 .400
56 Cleveland State  Ind 9 14 .391
57 Ball State  Ind 9 15 .375
58 Niagara  Ind 9 16 .360
59 Loyola (IL)  Ind 8 15 .348
60 Holy Cross  Ind 9 17 .346
61 Southern Mississippi  Ind 8 16 .333
62 St. Francis (NY)  Ind 8 16 .333
63 Portland  Ind 9 19 .321
64 Seton Hall  Ind 8 17 .320
65 Georgia Southern  Ind 8 18 .308
66 Saint Peter's  Ind 8 18 .308
67 Georgia Tech  Ind 7 18 .280
68 Iona  Ind 6 16 .273
69 Samford  Ind 5 20 .200
70 Saint Francis (PA)  Ind 5 21 .192
71 Texas-Pan American  Ind 4 22 .154
72 Xavier  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 21 7 .750 12 2 .857 9 8 18
2 Princeton  Ivy 16 9 .640 11 3 .786
3 Brown  Ivy 14 12 .538 10 4 .714
4 Harvard  Ivy 14 12 .538 7 7 .500
5 Yale  Ivy 9 16 .360 6 8 .429
6 Columbia  Ivy 7 18 .280 5 9 .357
7 Dartmouth  Ivy 6 20 .231 4 10 .286
8 Cornell  Ivy 4 22 .154 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 Miami (OH)R MAC 18 9 .667 9 2 .818
2 Toledo  MAC 15 11 .577 7 5 .583
3 Bowling Green State  MAC 13 13 .500 7 5 .583
4 Ohio  MAC 16 10 .615 6 5 .545
5 Kent State  MAC 10 16 .385 5 7 .417
6 Western Michigan  MAC 8 18 .308 2 10 .167

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 17 14 .548 3 9 .250

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 Saint Joseph'sR Mid-Atl (East) 22 6 .786 6 0 1.000 18
2 Temple  Mid-Atl (East) 17 10 .630 5 1 .833
3 American  Mid-Atl (East) 21 5 .808 4 2 .667
4 La Salle  Mid-Atl (East) 15 10 .600 3 3 .500
5 Hofstra  Mid-Atl (East) 8 16 .333 1 5 .167
6 Lafayette R Mid-Atl (West) 16 10 .615 7 3 .700
7 Delaware  Mid-Atl (West) 14 11 .560 6 4 .600
8 Gettysburg  Mid-Atl (West) 14 11 .560 6 4 .600
9 Bucknell  Mid-Atl (West) 11 14 .440 6 4 .600
10 Lehigh  Mid-Atl (West) 8 17 .320 3 7 .300
11 Rider  Mid-Atl (West) 12 14 .462 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 MemphisRF MVC 24 6 .800 12 2 .857 11 10 12
2 Louisville  MVC 23 7 .767 11 3 .786 20 20
3 Saint Louis  MVC 19 7 .731 10 4 .714
4 Tulsa  MVC 18 8 .692 10 4 .714
5 New Mexico State  MVC 12 14 .462 6 8 .429
6 Wichita State  MVC 10 16 .385 6 8 .429
7 Drake  MVC 14 12 .538 5 9 .357
8 Bradley  MVC 12 14 .462 4 10 .286
9 North Texas  MVC 9 16 .360 4 10 .286
10 West Texas A&M  MVC 9 17 .346 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 Austin PeayR OVC 22 7 .759 11 3 .786 19 19
2 Murray State  OVC 17 8 .680 9 5 .643
3 Morehead State  OVC 14 11 .560 9 5 .643
4 Tennessee Tech  OVC 14 11 .560 7 7 .500
5 Eastern Kentucky  OVC 12 13 .480 7 7 .500
6 Western Kentucky  OVC 10 16 .385 6 8 .429
7 Middle Tennessee  OVC 12 13 .480 5 9 .357
8 East Tennessee State  OVC 9 17 .346 2 12 .143

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 Southern California  Pac-8 18 10 .643 9 5 .643 20 17
3 Oregon  Pac-8 16 10 .615 8 6 .571
4 Stanford  Pac-8 14 11 .560 7 7 .500
5 Washington  Pac-8 16 11 .593 6 8 .429
6 Oregon State  Pac-8 15 11 .577 6 8 .429
7 California  Pac-8 11 15 .423 4 10 .286
8 Washington State  Pac-8 6 20 .231 2 12 .143

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 26 3 .897 10 2 .833 6 3 3
2 California-Santa Barbara  PCAA 17 9 .654 8 4 .667
3 San Diego State  PCAA 15 11 .577 7 5 .583
4 Pacific  PCAA 14 12 .538 6 6 .500
5 San Jose State  PCAA 11 14 .440 6 6 .500
6 Cal State Los Angeles  PCAA 11 14 .440 4 8 .333
7 Fresno State  PCAA 10 16 .385 1 11 .083

SEC - 10 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 KentuckyR SEC 20 8 .714 14 4 .778 13 8 17
2 Vanderbilt  SEC 20 6 .769 13 5 .722 9
3 Alabama  SEC 22 8 .733 13 5 .722 6
4 Tennessee  SEC 15 9 .625 13 5 .722 14 14
5 Louisiana State  SEC 14 10 .583 9 9 .500
6 Mississippi  SEC 14 12 .538 8 10 .444
7 Florida  SEC 11 15 .423 7 11 .389
8 Georgia  SEC 10 16 .385 5 13 .278
9 Mississippi State  SEC 11 15 .423 4 14 .222
10 Auburn  SEC 6 20 .231 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 18 9 .667 9 1 .900
2 FurmanT Southern 20 9 .690 11 2 .846
3 East Carolina  Southern 13 13 .500 7 7 .500
4 Citadel  Southern 11 15 .423 6 7 .462
5 William & Mary  Southern 10 17 .370 5 6 .455
6 Richmond  Southern 8 16 .333 5 9 .357
7 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 6 20 .231 3 9 .250

Southland - 5 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Texas-Arlington  Southland 13 13 .500 6 6 .500
2 Lamar  Southland 11 13 .458 4 8 .333
3 Arkansas State  Southland 7 17 .292 2 10 .167
4 Abilene Christian  Southland 6 20 .231 2 10 .167
5 Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 24 5 .828 12 0 1.000 7 7 7

SWC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Texas TechR SWC 19 8 .704 12 2 .857
2 Texas A&M  SWC 17 9 .654 9 5 .643
3 Arkansas  SWC 16 10 .615 9 5 .643
4 Baylor  SWC 14 11 .560 8 6 .571
5 Texas  SWC 13 12 .520 7 7 .500
6 Southern Methodist  SWC 10 15 .400 7 7 .500
7 Rice  SWC 7 19 .269 2 12 .143
8 Texas Christian  SWC 4 21 .160 2 12 .143

WAC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Arizona StateR WAC 19 9 .679 10 4 .714 16 16
2 New Mexico  WAC 21 6 .778 9 5 .643 15
3 Brigham Young  WAC 19 7 .731 9 5 .643 12 12
4 Arizona  WAC 16 10 .615 9 5 .643
5 Texas-El Paso  WAC 16 10 .615 6 8 .429
6 Colorado State  WAC 13 15 .464 5 9 .357
7 Wyoming  WAC 9 17 .346 4 10 .286
8 Utah  WAC 8 19 .296 4 10 .286

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 23 5 .821 12 2 .857 10 20
2 Santa Clara  WCC 19 7 .731 11 3 .786 20
3 Pepperdine  WCC 14 11 .560 7 7 .500
4 Loyola Marymount  WCC 10 16 .385 7 7 .500
5 Seattle  WCC 13 13 .500 6 8 .429
6 Nevada-Las Vegas  WCC 13 15 .464 6 8 .429
7 Nevada  WCC 10 16 .385 5 9 .357
8 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 7 19 .269 2 12 .143

Yankee - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Massachusetts R Yankee 20 7 .741 10 2 .833
2 Connecticut  Yankee 15 10 .600 9 3 .750
3 Boston University  Yankee 15 10 .600 7 4 .636
4 Maine  Yankee 13 10 .565 6 6 .500
5 Rhode Island  Yankee 7 18 .280 5 6 .455
6 New Hampshire  Yankee 11 15 .423 2 10 .167
7 Vermont  Yankee 7 17 .292 2 10 .167