1961-62 NCAA Men's Basketball AP Poll

Name the teams that cracked the AP Top 10 during the 1961-62 men's college basketball season
The final poll was released on March 12, prior to the 1962 NCAA tournament
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Preseason
1
Ohio State
0
0
Big Ten
2
Cincinnati
0
0
Missouri Valley
3
Wake Forest
0
0
ACC
4
USC
0
0
Western Universities
5
Providence
0
0
Independent
6
Purdue
0
0
Big Ten
7
Duke
0
0
ACC
8
Kansas State
0
0
Big Eight
9
St. John's
0
0
Metropolitan New York
10
Seattle
0
0
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 1 (12/18)
1
Ohio State
5
0
Big Ten
2
Cincinnati
5
0
Missouri Valley
3
Providence
5
0
Independent
4
Kansas State
5
0
Big Eight
5
West Virginia
6
0
SoCon
6
USC
5
1
Western Universities
7
Duquesne
5
0
Independent
8
Purdue
3
1
Big Ten
9
St. Bonaventure
6
0
Independent
10
Arizona State
5
0
Border Conference
Seattle
5
0
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 2 (12/25)
1
Ohio State
7
0
Big Ten
2
Cincinnati
6
1
Missouri Valley
3
Duquesne
6
0
Independent
4
USC
7
1
Western Universities
5
Kansas State
7
1
Big Eight
6
Kentucky
6
1
SEC
7
West Virginia
6
1
SoCon
8
Wichita
7
1
Missouri Valley
9
Purdue
5
1
Big Ten
10
Duke
7
1
ACC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 (1/1)
1
Ohio State
10
0
Big Ten
2
Cincinnati
10
1
Missouri Valley
3
Kentucky
8
1
SEC
4
Kansas State
10
1
Big Eight
5
Villanova
11
0
Independent
6
USC
9
2
Western Universities
7
Duquesne
9
1
Independent
8
Duke
8
1
ACC
9
Mississippi State
9
0
SEC
10
Bowling Green
8
1
MAC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 4 (1/8)
1
Ohio State
11
0
Big Ten
2
Cincinnati
11
1
Missouri Valley
3
Kentucky
10
1
SEC
4
USC
11
2
Western Universities
5
Kansas State
10
2
Big Eight
6
Villanova
12
1
Independent
7
Mississippi State
10
0
SEC
8
Duquesne
9
1
Independent
9
Bowling Green
10
1
MAC
10
Duke
9
2
ACC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 (1/15)
1
Ohio State
12
0
Big Ten
2
Kentucky
12
1
SEC
3
Cincinnati
11
2
Missouri Valley
4
Kansas State
12
2
Big Eight
5
Duquesne
11
1
Independent
6
USC
12
3
Western Universities
7
Duke
11
2
ACC
8
Bowling Green
12
1
MAC
9
Bradley
10
2
Missouri Valley
10
Mississippi State
11
1
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 6 (1/22)
1
Ohio State
13
0
Big Ten
2
Kentucky
13
1
SEC
3
Cincinnati
13
2
Missouri Valley
4
Kansas State
13
2
Big Eight
5
USC
12
3
Western Universities
6
Duquesne
12
2
Independent
7
Duke
11
2
ACC
8
Bowling Green
14
1
MAC
9
Bradley
11
3
Missouri Valley
10
Mississippi State
13
1
SEC
Week 7 (1/29)
1
Ohio State
14
0
Big Ten
2
Kentucky
13
1
SEC
3
Cincinnati
14
2
Missouri Valley
4
Kansas State
14
2
Big Eight
5
USC
12
3
Western Universities
6
Duke
12
2
ACC
7
Duquesne
14
2
Independent
8
Bowling Green
16
1
MAC
9
Bradley
12
3
Missouri Valley
10
Mississippi State
16
1
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 8 (2/5)
1
Ohio State
16
0
Big Ten
2
Kentucky
16
1
SEC
3
Cincinnati
17
2
Missouri Valley
4
Kansas State
15
2
Big Eight
5
Duke
14
2
ACC
6
Duquesne
16
2
Independent
7
Bradley
14
3
Missouri Valley
8
Bowling Green
16
1
MAC
9
Mississippi State
16
1
SEC
10
Oregon State
16
1
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 9 (2/12)
1
Ohio State
18
0
Big Ten
2
Kentucky
17
1
SEC
3
Cincinnati
19
2
Missouri Valley
4
Kansas State
17
2
Big Eight
5
Bradley
16
3
Missouri Valley
6
Oregon State
17
1
Independent
7
Duke
15
3
ACC
8
Mississippi State
18
1
SEC
9
Duquesne
16
3
Independent
10
Bowling Green
16
2
MAC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 10 (2/19)
1
Ohio State
20
0
Big Ten
2
Cincinnati
21
2
Missouri Valley
3
Kentucky
17
2
SEC
4
Kansas State
18
2
Big Eight
5
Mississippi State
20
1
SEC
6
Bradley
18
3
Missouri Valley
7
Bowling Green
18
2
MAC
8
Duke
17
4
ACC
9
Colorado
14
5
Big Eight
10
Oregon State
17
3
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 11 (2/26)
1
Ohio State
21
0
Big Ten
2
Cincinnati
23
2
Missouri Valley
3
Kansas State
19
2
Big Eight
4
Kentucky
19
2
SEC
5
Mississippi State
22
1
SEC
6
Bradley
19
4
Missouri Valley
7
Bowling Green
20
2
MAC
8
Duke
19
4
ACC
9
Colorado
15
5
Big Eight
10
Utah
21
3
Mountain States
 
 
 
 
 
Week 12 (3/5)
1
Ohio State
22
1
Big Ten
2
Cincinnati
24
2
Missouri Valley
3
Kansas State
21
2
Big Eight
4
Kentucky
20
2
SEC
5
Mississippi State
24
1
SEC
6
Bradley
21
4
Missouri Valley
7
Utah
22
3
Mountain States
8
Bowling Green
21
3
MAC
9
Duke
20
5
ACC
10
Loyola Chicago
21
2
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Final Poll
1
Ohio State
23
1
Big Ten
2
Cincinnati
24
2
Missouri Valley
3
Kentucky
22
2
SEC
4
Mississippi State
24
1
SEC
5
Bradley
21
5
Missouri Valley
6
Kansas State
22
3
Big Eight
7
Utah
23
3
Mountain States
8
Bowling Green
21
3
MAC
9
Colorado
18
5
Big Eight
10
Duke
20
5
ACC
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