1971-72 NCAA Men's Basketball AP Poll

Name the teams that cracked the AP Top 20 during the 1971-72 men's college basketball season
The final poll was released on March 13, prior to the 1972 NCAA tournament
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Preseason
1
UCLA
0
0
Pacific-8
2
North Carolina
0
0
ACC
3
USC
0
0
Pacific-8
4
Marquette
0
0
Independent
5
Ohio State
0
0
Big Ten
6
Maryland
0
0
ACC
7
Houston
0
0
Independent
8
Long Beach State
0
0
Pacific Coast
9
Louisville
0
0
Missouri Valley
10
Kentucky
0
0
SEC
11
Jacksonville
0
0
Independent
12
South Carolina
0
0
Independent
13
Michigan
0
0
Big Ten
14
Kansas
0
0
Big Eight
15
Penn
0
0
Ivy League
16
New Mexico
0
0
WAC
17
St. John's
0
0
Independent
18
Villanova
0
0
Independent
19
BYU
0
0
WAC
20
Oklahoma
0
0
Big Eight
 
 
 
 
 
Week 2 (12/13)
1
UCLA
4
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
4
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
5
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
6
BYU
-
 
WAC
7
Kentucky
-
 
SEC
8
St. John's
-
 
Independent
9
Florida State
-
 
Independent
10
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
11
USC
-
 
Pacific-8
12
Indiana
-
 
Big Ten
13
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
14
Jacksonville
-
 
Independent
15
Maryland
-
 
ACC
16
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
17
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
18
Princeton
-
 
Ivy League
19
Virginia
-
 
ACC
20
Houston
-
 
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 4 (12/27)
1
UCLA
6
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
4
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
5
USC
-
 
Pacific-8
6
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
7
Indiana
-
 
Big Ten
8
BYU
-
 
WAC
9
St. John's
-
 
Independent
10
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
11
Virginia
-
 
ACC
12
Kentucky
-
 
SEC
13
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
14
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
15
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
16
Maryland
-
 
ACC
17
Marshall
-
 
Independent
18
Hawai'i
-
 
Independent
19
West Virginia
-
 
Independent
20
Tennessee
-
 
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 6 (1/10)
1
UCLA
10
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
4
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
5
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
6
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
7
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
8
Virginia
-
 
ACC
9
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
10
USC
-
 
Pacific-8
11
Villanova
-
 
Independent
12
Florida State
-
 
Independent
13
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
14
BYU
-
 
WAC
15
Kentucky
-
 
SEC
16
Illinois
-
 
Big Ten
17
Indiana
-
 
Big Ten
18
Missouri
-
 
Big Eight
19
Hawai'i
-
 
Independent
20
Marshall
-
 
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 8 (1/24)
1
UCLA
14
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
4
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
5
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
6
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
7
USC
-
 
Pacific-8
8
Virginia
-
 
ACC
9
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
10
Florida State
-
 
Independent
11
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
12
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
13
BYU
-
 
WAC
14
Marshall
-
 
Independent
15
Hawai'i
-
 
Independent
16
Minnesota
-
 
Big Ten
17
Princeton
-
 
Ivy League
18
Maryland
-
 
ACC
19
Northern Illinois
-
 
Independent
20
Missouri
-
 
Big Eight
 
 
 
 
 
Week 10 (2/7)
1
UCLA
17
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
4
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
5
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
6
Virginia
-
 
ACC
7
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
8
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
9
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
10
BYU
-
 
WAC
11
Marshall
-
 
Independent
12
Providence
-
 
Independent
13
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
14
Florida State
-
 
Independent
15
Memphis State
-
 
Missouri Valley
16
Jacksonville
-
 
Independent
17
Missouri
-
 
Big Eight
18
Hawai'i
-
 
Independent
19
Minnesota
-
 
Big Ten
20
Duquesne
-
 
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 12 (2/21)
1
UCLA
20
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
4
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
5
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
6
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
7
BYU
-
 
WAC
8
Marshall
-
 
Independent
9
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
10
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
11
Florida State
-
 
Independent
12
Maryland
-
 
ACC
13
Virginia
-
 
ACC
14
Missouri
-
 
Big Eight
15
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
16
Houston
-
 
Independent
17
Hawai'i
-
 
Independent
18
Kentucky
-
 
SEC
19
Memphis State
-
 
Missouri Valley
20
Oral Roberts
-
 
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 14 (3/6)
1
UCLA
25
0
Pacific-8
2
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
3
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
4
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
5
Long Beach State
-
 
West Coast
6
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
7
Marquette
-
 
Independent
8
BYU
-
 
WAC
9
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
10
Marshall
-
 
Independent
11
Memphis State
-
 
Missouri Valley
12
Hawai'i
-
 
Independent
13
Maryland
-
 
ACC
14
Florida State
-
 
Independent
15
Virginia
-
 
ACC
16
Minnesota
-
 
Big Ten
17
Oral Roberts
-
 
Independent
18
Missouri
-
 
Big Eight
19
Houston
-
 
Independent
20
Indiana
-
 
Big Ten
Week 1 (12/6)
1
UCLA
2
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
4
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
5
Maryland
-
 
ACC
6
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
7
Kentucky
-
 
SEC
8
Jacksonville
-
 
Independent
9
Michigan
-
 
Big Ten
10
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
11
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
12
Houston
-
 
Independent
13
USC
-
 
Pacific-8
14
St. John's
-
 
Independent
15
BYU
-
 
WAC
16
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
17
Arizona State
-
 
WAC
18
Florida State
-
 
Independent
19
Villanova
-
 
Independent
20
NC State
-
 
ACC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 (12/20)
1
UCLA
4
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
4
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
5
USC
-
 
Pacific-8
6
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
7
BYU
-
 
WAC
8
Indiana
-
 
Big Ten
9
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
10
St. John's
-
 
Independent
11
Kentucky
-
 
SEC
12
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
13
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
14
Florida State
-
 
Independent
15
Maryland
-
 
ACC
16
Jacksonville
-
 
Independent
17
Ohio
-
 
MAC
18
Virginia
-
 
ACC
19
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
20
Marshall
-
 
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 (1/3)
1
UCLA
8
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
4
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
5
Indiana
-
 
Big Ten
6
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
7
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
8
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
9
Virginia
-
 
ACC
10
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
11
USC
-
 
Pacific-8
12
Maryland
-
 
ACC
13
Marshall
-
 
Independent
14
Villanova
-
 
Independent
15
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
16
Hawai'i
-
 
Independent
17
St. John's
-
 
Independent
18
BYU
-
 
WAC
19
Kentucky
-
 
SEC
20
Florida State
-
 
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7 (1/17)
1
UCLA
12
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
4
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
5
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
6
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
7
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
8
USC
-
 
Pacific-8
9
Virginia
-
 
ACC
10
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
11
Florida State
-
 
Independent
12
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
13
BYU
-
 
WAC
14
Princeton
-
 
Ivy League
15
Villanova
-
 
Independent
16
Marshall
-
 
Independent
17
Minnesota
-
 
Big Ten
18
Hawai'i
-
 
Independent
19
Tennessee
-
 
SEC
20
Northern Illinois
-
 
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 9 (1/31)
1
UCLA
16
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
4
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
5
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
6
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
7
Virginia
-
 
ACC
8
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
9
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
10
BYU
-
 
WAC
11
Marshall
-
 
Independent
12
Florida State
-
 
Independent
13
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
14
Hawai'i
-
 
Independent
15
Missouri
-
 
Big Eight
16
Providence
-
 
Independent
17
Jacksonville
-
 
Independent
18
USC
-
 
Pacific-8
19
Minnesota
-
 
Big Ten
20
Michigan
-
 
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
Week 11 (2/14)
1
UCLA
19
0
Pacific-8
2
Marquette
-
 
Independent
3
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
4
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
5
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
6
Virginia
-
 
ACC
7
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
8
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
9
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
10
Marshall
-
 
Independent
11
BYU
-
 
WAC
12
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
13
Providence
-
 
Independent
14
Florida State
-
 
Independent
15
Missouri
-
 
Big Eight
16
Hawai'i
-
 
Independent
17
Kentucky
-
 
SEC
18
Memphis State
-
 
Missouri Valley
19
Maryland
-
 
ACC
20
Tennessee
-
 
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 13 (2/28)
1
UCLA
23
0
Pacific-8
2
Louisville
-
 
Missouri Valley
3
North Carolina
-
 
ACC
4
Penn
-
 
Ivy League
5
Marquette
-
 
Independent
6
Long Beach State
-
 
Pacific Coast
7
BYU
-
 
WAC
8
South Carolina
-
 
Independent
9
Marshall
-
 
Independent
10
Florida State
-
 
Independent
11
Southwestern Louisiana
-
 
Southland
12
Virginia
-
 
ACC
13
Houston
-
 
Independent
14
Ohio State
-
 
Big Ten
15
Hawai'i
-
 
Independent
16
Michigan
-
 
Big Ten
17
Oral Roberts
-
 
Independent
18
Maryland
-
 
ACC
19
Missouri
-
 
Big Eight
20
Memphis State
-
 
Missouri Valley
 
 
 
 
 
Final Poll
1
UCLA
26
0
Pacific-8
2
North Carolina
23
4
ACC
3
Penn
23
2
Ivy League
4
Louisville
24
3
Missouri Valley
5
Long Beach State
23
3
Pacific Coast
6
South Carolina
22
4
Independent
7
Marquette
24
2
Independent
8
Southwestern Louisiana
24
3
Southland
9
BYU
21
5
WAC
10
Florida State
24
5
Independent
11
Minnesota
17
6
Big Ten
12
Marshall
23
4
Independent
13
Memphis State
21
6
Missouri Valley
14
Maryland
23
5
ACC
15
Villanova
19
6
Independent
16
Oral Roberts
25
1
Independent
17
Indiana
17
7
Big Ten
18
Kentucky
20
6
SEC
19
Ohio State
18
6
Big Ten
20
Virginia
21
6
ACC
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