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1972-73 Season Summary

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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

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 7 124 70 .639 3 1 0 North Carolina State North Carolina State
2 Big Eight Conference 8 115 96 .545 2 1 0 Kansas State
3 Big Sky Conference 8 106 103 .507 0 1 0 Weber State
4 Big Ten Conference 10 141 105 .573 2 1 1 Indiana
5 Independent 72 999 857 .538 4 8 1 Providence
6 Ivy Group 8 91 116 .440 1 1 0 Pennsylvania
7 Mid-American Conference 6 80 77 .510 0 1 0 Miami (OH)
8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 1 17 14 .548 0 0 0 Maryland-Eastern Shore North Carolina A&T
9 Middle Atlantic Conference 11 158 124 .560 0 1 0 Saint Joseph's (East)
Lafayette (West)
10 Missouri Valley Conference 10 150 117 .562 1 1 1 Memphis
11 Ohio Valley Conference 8 110 96 .534 1 1 0 Austin Peay
12 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 7 104 79 .568 1 1 0 Long Beach State
13 Pacific-8 Conference 8 126 88 .589 1 1 1 UCLA
14 Southeastern Conference 10 143 119 .546 1 1 0 Kentucky
15 Southern Conference 7 86 99 .465 0 1 0 Davidson Furman
16 Southland Conference 5 61 68 .473 1 1 0 Louisiana Tech
17 Southwest Conference 8 100 105 .488 0 1 0 Texas Tech
18 West Coast Conference 8 109 102 .517 1 1 0 San Francisco
19 Western Athletic Conference 8 121 93 .565 1 1 0 Arizona State
20 Yankee Conference 7 88 87 .503 0 0 0 Massachusetts

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/26 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
UCLA Pac-8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
North Carolina State ACC 8 6 6 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Long Beach State PCAA 6 7 7 6 6 5 6 5 5 4 3 3 3 4 4 3
Providence Ind   19 14 18 17 13 11 9 14 12 12 8 7 6 5 4
Marquette Ind 5 5 4 3 3 3 4 7 10 10 7 5 5 5 6 5
Indiana Big Ten     15 9 15 20 16 16 6 5 4 11 10 12 9 6
Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 7 10 8 8 9 8 13 13 12 13 13 14 12 11 14 7
Maryland ACC 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 9 10 8 9 10 8
Kansas State Big 8 17 16 20 17 16 18 17 14 18 18 18 15 13 16 11 9
Minnesota Big Ten 4 4 5 5 5 6 8 6 8 9 5 4 4 3 3 10
North Carolina ACC   13 11 13 11 9 7 4 3 8 6 6 6 7 8 11
Memphis MVC 11 11 19           17 17 15 16 14 10 15 12
Houston Ind 15 20 16 14 13 10 10 12 11 11 11 7 9 8 7 13
Syracuse Ind                           14 13 14
Missouri Big 8     12 10 7 7 5 8 7 7 8 12 16 13 12 15
Arizona State WAC                               16
Kentucky SEC 13 8                         19 17
Pennsylvania Ivy 9 9 9 11 8 17                   18
Austin Peay OVC                               19
San Francisco WCC         20 12 12 10 16 16 17       19 20
School Conf Pre 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/26 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
Alabama SEC         18 14 14 11 9 6 10 17 18      
Brigham Young WAC 12   17 15 14 15           20        
Florida State Ind 2 2 2 7 12 19 18 19                
Jacksonville Ind             15 15 13 15 16 13 20 18 16  
Louisville MVC 20           20 20                
Michigan Big Ten 19 18 18                          
New Mexico WAC           16     19   20 18 15 15    
Ohio State Big Ten 10 15                            
Oklahoma Big 8       19 19                      
Oral Roberts Ind 18 12 10 16           19 19          
Purdue Big Ten                 20       17 20    
Saint Joseph's Mid-Atl                             18  
Santa Clara WCC       20                        
South Carolina Ind 16                         19    
Southern California Pac-8 20 17               20            
St. John's (NY) Ind             18 17 15 14 14 9 11 17 17  
Tennessee SEC 14 14                            
Vanderbilt SEC     13 12 10 11 9 18                
Virginia Tech Ind                       19 19