Ranking Dec '70 - Dec '75
I've been my own computer and come up with monthly rankings from Dec '70 - Dec '75. I've used the Slam results and the Tournament Finals database. I gave Wim and USO winners 30 pts, finalists 15 and so on, to Rof16 (2 pts), French Opens 24 pts, AO winners 18 or 24 depending on the depth of the field, Regular tournament winners received 12, 8, 4, 2 or 1 pt depending on the importance of the tournament. R/U's got half the value. QF, SF, 16's also got points in Slams and Tour Finales. I tallied the points for 12 months and ran the rankings month by month.
I'm no expert in the tournaments of the 70's. Therefore I've likely given several tournaments too much or too little value. Rankings below 3 or 4 may be skewed a little. So I'll only post top five. They should be fairly accurate. However the number 1 rankings are pretty easy. There was a clear point when one player's previous 12 months were stronger than another's. I won't argue the infallibility of my results, only the objectivity. I would bet these results would be pretty consistent with any computer.
I'll post the rankings in segments.