1970-71 NCAA Men's Basketball AP Poll

Name the teams that cracked the AP Top 20 during the 1970-71 men's college basketball season
The final poll was released on March 15, prior to the 1971 NCAA tournament
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Preseason
1
UCLA
0
0
Pacific-8
2
South Carolina
0
0
ACC
3
Kentucky
0
0
SEC
4
Jacksonville
0
0
Independent
5
Notre Dame
0
0
Independent
6
Marquette
0
0
Independent
7
USC
0
0
Pacific-8
8
Villanova
0
0
Independent
9
Western Kentucky
0
0
Ohio Valley
10
Drake
0
0
Missouri Valley
11
Penn
0
0
Ivy League
12
Utah State
0
0
Independent
13
Duke
0
0
ACC
14
Kansas
0
0
Big Eight
15
New Mexico State
0
0
Missouri Valley
16
Indiana
0
0
Big Ten
17
Houston
0
0
Independent
18
Long Beach State
0
0
Pacific Coast
19
NC State
0
0
ACC
20
St. Bonaventure
0
0
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 2 (12/14)
1
UCLA
4
0
Pacific-8
2
South Carolina
3
0
ACC
3
Kentucky
4
0
SEC
4
Marquette
4
0
Independent
5
Jacksonville
5
0
Independent
6
Penn
4
0
Ivy League
7
Notre Dame
3
1
Independent
8
USC
4
0
Pacific-8
9
Drake
4
0
Missouri Valley
10
Villanova
4
0
Independent
11
Western Kentucky
4
0
Ohio Valley
12
Kansas
4
0
Big Eight
13
Indiana
3
1
Big Ten
14
Tennessee
3
0
SEC
15
Utah State
5
1
Independent
16
Oregon
4
1
Pacific-8
17
Florida State
5
1
Independent
New Mexico State
6
0
Missouri Valley
19
St. Bonaventure
3
0
Independent
20
North Carolina
3
0
ACC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 4 (12/28)
1
UCLA
6
0
Pacific-8
2
South Carolina
6
0
ACC
3
Marquette
6
0
Independent
4
USC
7
0
Pacific-8
5
Western Kentucky
7
0
Independent
6
Penn
6
0
Ivy League
7
Drake
8
0
Missouri Valley
8
Kentucky
6
1
SEC
9
Jacksonville
5
1
Independent
10
Tennessee
6
0
SEC
11
Villanova
8
1
Independent
12
Kansas
7
1
Big Eight
13
St. Bonaventure
6
0
Independent
14
Indiana
6
2
Big Ten
15
Notre Dame
3
2
Independent
16
Oregon
6
1
Pacific-8
17
Louisville
5
1
Missouri Valley
18
LSU
5
0
SEC
19
Utah State
5
2
Independent
20
Purdue
5
3
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
Week 6 (1/11)
1
UCLA
11
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
11
0
Independent
3
USC
12
0
Pacific-8
4
Penn
11
0
Ivy League
5
Western Kentucky
11
1
Ohio Valley
6
South Carolina
10
2
ACC
7
Jacksonville
8
2
Independent
8
Kansas
9
1
Big Eight
9
Notre Dame
7
2
Independent
10
Kentucky
9
2
SEC
11
Indiana
9
2
Big Ten
12
St. Bonaventure
9
1
Independent
13
Villanova
11
3
Independent
14
Fordham
12
0
Independent
15
North Carolina
10
2
ACC
16
Louisville
10
2
Missouri Valley
17
Utah State
10
2
Independent
18
Tennessee
9
2
SEC
19
Memphis State
11
2
Missouri Valley
20
Oregon State
9
2
Pacific-8
 
 
 
 
 
Week 8 (1/25)
1
Marquette
14
0
Independent
2
UCLA
14
1
Pacific-8
3
USC
14
0
Pacific-8
4
Penn
15
0
Ivy League
5
Kansas
13
1
Big Eight
6
Jacksonville
12
2
Independent
7
Notre Dame
9
4
Independent
8
Tennessee
12
2
SEC
9
Utah State
15
2
Independent
10
South Carolina
10
3
ACC
11
Kentucky
11
3
SEC
12
Western Kentucky
12
3
Ohio Valley
13
Oregon
10
2
Pacific-8
14
La Salle
12
1
Middle Atlantic
15
Virginia
11
2
ACC
16
Villanova
14
4
Independent
17
Duquesne
10
2
Independent
18
Illinois
8
2
Big Ten
19
Murray State
13
2
Ohio Valley
20
North Carolina
11
3
ACC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 10 (2/8)
1
UCLA
16
1
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
18
0
Independent
3
USC
16
1
Pacific-8
4
Penn
18
0
Ivy League
5
Kansas
16
1
Big Eight
6
Jacksonville
16
2
Independent
7
Western Kentucky
15
3
Ohio Valley
8
Kentucky
15
3
SEC
9
Notre Dame
11
5
Independent
10
South Carolina
13
4
ACC
11
North Carolina
13
3
ACC
12
Duquesne
15
2
Independent
13
La Salle
15
2
Middle Atlantic
14
Tennessee
14
4
SEC
15
Houston
17
3
Independent
16
Michigan
12
4
Big Ten
17
Murray State
15
2
Ohio Valley
18
Villanova
16
4
Independent
19
Utah State
17
4
Independent
20
Fordham
16
1
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 12 (2/22)
1
UCLA
20
1
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
21
0
Independent
3
USC
20
1
Pacific-8
4
Penn
22
0
Ivy League
5
Kansas
20
1
Big Eight
6
Jacksonville
21
2
Independent
7
South Carolina
16
4
ACC
8
Duquesne
19
2
Independent
9
Western Kentucky
18
4
Ohio Valley
10
Kentucky
18
4
SEC
11
Fordham
20
1
Independent
12
Michigan
14
4
Big Ten
13
North Carolina
17
4
ACC
14
La Salle
18
3
Middle Atlantic
15
Louisville
17
4
Missouri Valley
16
Utah State
19
5
Independent
17
Tennessee
17
5
SEC
18
Ohio State
14
5
Big Ten
19
Notre Dame
15
7
Independent
20
Long Beach State
20
4
Pacific Coast
 
 
 
 
 
Week 14 (3/8)
1
UCLA
24
1
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
26
0
Independent
3
USC
24
1
Pacific-8
4
Penn
26
0
Ivy League
5
Kansas
23
1
Big Eight
6
South Carolina
20
4
ACC
7
Western Kentucky
20
5
Ohio Valley
8
Kentucky
22
4
SEC
9
Jacksonville
22
3
Independent
10
Fordham
23
2
Independent
11
Duquesne
21
3
Independent
12
Ohio State
18
5
Big Ten
13
North Carolina
20
5
ACC
14
Notre Dame
19
7
Independent
15
Tennessee
20
6
SEC
16
Utah State
20
6
Independent
17
Long Beach State
22
4
Pacific Coast
18
Houston
20
6
Independent
19
Duke
18
7
ACC
20
Miami of Ohio
20
4
MAC
Week 1 (12/7)
1
UCLA
2
0
Pacific-8
2
South Carolina
2
0
ACC
3
Jacksonville
2
0
Independent
4
Marquette
2
0
Independent
5
Kentucky
2
0
SEC
6
Notre Dame
1
1
Independent
7
Drake
2
0
Missouri Valley
8
Penn
2
0
Ivy League
9
USC
2
0
Pacific-8
10
Villanova
2
0
Independent
11
Indiana
2
0
Big Ten
12
Kansas
2
0
Big Eight
13
Western Kentucky
2
0
Ohio Valley
14
Army
2
0
Independent
15
New Mexico State
2
0
Missouri Valley
16
Utah State
2
1
Independent
17
Tennessee
2
0
SEC
18
Oregon
3
0
Pacific-8
19
St. Bonaventure
2
0
Independent
20
Louisville
2
0
Missouri Valley
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 (12/21)
1
UCLA
4
0
Pacific-8
2
South Carolina
5
0
ACC
3
Marquette
5
0
Independent
4
Jacksonville
5
0
Independent
5
Penn
5
0
Ivy League
6
USC
6
0
Pacific-8
7
Kentucky
5
1
SEC
8
Kansas
6
0
Big Eight
9
Drake
6
0
Missouri Valley
10
Western Kentucky
5
0
Ohio Valley
11
Indiana
5
1
Big Ten
12
Tennessee
5
0
SEC
13
Villanova
6
1
Independent
14
Notre Dame
3
2
Independent
15
St. Bonaventure
5
0
Independent
16
Purdue
5
2
Big Ten
17
North Carolina
5
1
ACC
Oregon
5
1
Pacific-8
19
St. John's
6
0
Independent
20
New Mexico State
6
1
Missouri Valley
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 (1/4)
1
UCLA
9
0
Pacific-8
2
South Carolina
9
0
ACC
3
Marquette
9
0
Independent
4
USC
10
0
Pacific-8
5
Penn
8
0
Ivy League
6
Western Kentucky
9
1
Ohio Valley
7
Jacksonville
7
2
Independent
8
Kansas
9
1
Big Eight
9
Notre Dame
6
2
Independent
10
St. Bonaventure
8
0
Independent
11
Kentucky
7
2
SEC
12
Indiana
8
2
Big Ten
13
Louisville
8
1
Missouri Valley
14
Villanova
8
2
Independent
15
Utah State
9
2
Independent
16
Drake
8
2
Missouri Valley
17
Tennessee
7
2
SEC
18
Fordham
11
0
Independent
19
North Carolina
8
2
ACC
Purdue
6
5
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7 (1/18)
1
UCLA
13
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
13
0
Independent
3
USC
14
0
Pacific-8
4
Penn
13
0
Ivy League
5
Kansas
11
1
Big Eight
6
Jacksonville
10
2
Independent
7
Western Kentucky
12
2
Ohio Valley
8
Tennessee
11
2
SEC
9
Notre Dame
8
3
Independent
10
St. Bonaventure
9
1
Independent
11
South Carolina
10
3
ACC
12
Kentucky
10
3
SEC
13
Utah State
12
2
Independent
14
Villanova
13
3
Independent
15
La Salle
10
1
Middle Atlantic
16
Oregon
9
2
Pacific-8
17
Fordham
12
1
Independent
18
Indiana
9
3
Big Ten
19
Virginia
11
2
ACC
20
North Carolina
11
3
ACC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 9 (2/1)
1
Marquette
16
0
Independent
2
USC
16
0
Pacific-8
3
UCLA
15
1
Pacific-8
4
Penn
16
0
Ivy League
5
Kansas
14
1
Big Eight
6
Jacksonville
14
2
Independent
7
South Carolina
11
3
ACC
8
Kentucky
13
3
SEC
9
Western Kentucky
14
3
Ohio Valley
10
La Salle
14
1
Middle Atlantic
11
Tennessee
13
3
SEC
12
Notre Dame
10
5
Independent
13
Utah State
15
3
Independent
14
Duquesne
12
2
Independent
15
Illinois
9
3
Big Ten
16
North Carolina
12
3
ACC
17
Villanova
15
4
Independent
18
Houston
15
3
Independent
19
Murray State
14
2
Ohio Valley
20
Michigan
10
4
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
Week 11 (2/15)
1
UCLA
18
1
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
20
0
Independent
3
USC
18
1
Pacific-8
4
Penn
20
0
Ivy League
5
Kansas
18
1
Big Eight
6
Jacksonville
18
2
Independent
7
South Carolina
14
4
ACC
8
North Carolina
16
3
ACC
9
Western Kentucky
16
4
Ohio Valley
10
Duquesne
17
2
Independent
11
La Salle
17
2
Middle Atlantic
12
Kentucky
16
4
SEC
13
Tennessee
16
4
SEC
14
Notre Dame
13
6
Independent
15
Utah State
19
4
Independent
16
Michigan
13
4
Big Ten
17
Murray State
17
2
Ohio Valley
18
Fordham
18
1
Independent
19
Louisville
16
4
Missouri Valley
20
Ohio State
12
5
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
Week 13 (3/1)
1
UCLA
21
1
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
23
0
Independent
3
USC
21
1
Pacific-8
4
Kansas
22
1
Big Eight
5
Penn
24
0
Ivy League
6
South Carolina
19
4
ACC
7
Western Kentucky
20
4
Ohio Valley
8
Kentucky
20
4
SEC
9
Jacksonville
21
3
Independent
10
Fordham
21
2
Independent
11
Duquesne
19
3
Independent
12
North Carolina
19
4
ACC
13
Ohio State
16
5
Big Ten
14
Tennessee
19
5
SEC
15
Houston
20
5
Independent
16
Notre Dame
17
7
Independent
17
Long Beach State
21
4
Pacific Coast
18
Indiana
16
4
Big Ten
19
La Salle
19
4
Middle Atlantic
20
Utah State
20
6
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Final Poll
1
UCLA
25
1
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
27
0
Independent
3
Penn
27
0
Ivy League
4
Kansas
25
1
Big Eight
5
USC
24
2
Pacific-8
6
South Carolina
23
4
ACC
7
Western Kentucky
21
5
Ohio Valley
8
Kentucky
22
4
SEC
9
Fordham
25
2
Independent
10
Ohio State
19
5
Big Ten
11
Jacksonville
22
4
Independent
12
Notre Dame
20
7
Independent
13
North Carolina
22
6
ACC
14
Houston
21
6
Independent
15
Duquesne
21
4
Independent
16
Long Beach State
23
4
Pacific Coast
17
Tennessee
20
6
SEC
18
Drake
20
7
Missouri Valley
19
Villanova
24
6
Independent
20
BYU
19
9
WAC
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