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December 5, 2016 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference W-L Points Coaches
1 < 2 Villanova (57) Big East 8-0 1613 *1
2 < 11 UCLA (2) Pac-12 9-0 1478 *2
3 < 4 Kansas Big 12 7-1 1458 *3
4 < 9 Baylor (6) Big 12 8-0 1437 *6
5 < 5 Duke ACC 8-1 1389 4
6 < 1 Kentucky SEC 7-1 1274 7
7 < 3 North Carolina ACC 8-1 1234 5
8 < 8 Gonzaga West Coast 8-0 1198 8
9 < 13 Indiana Big Ten 7-1 1103 9
10 < 10 Creighton Big East 8-0 1003 10
11 < 14 Louisville ACC 7-1 901 13
12 < 12 Saint Mary's West Coast 6-0 899 11
13 < 7 Xavier Big East 7-1 784 14
14 < 6 Virginia ACC 7-1 758 12
15 < 25 West Virginia Big 12 6-1 729 16
16 < 18 Butler Big East 8-0 691 15
17 < 17 Wisconsin Big Ten 7-2 655 17
18 < 15 Purdue Big Ten 6-2 485 19
19 < 20 South Carolina SEC 8-0 476 18
20 < 16 Arizona Pac-12 6-2 320 20
21 < 24 Florida SEC 7-1 285 21
22 < NR Cincinnati American 7-1 258 23
23 < NR Notre Dame ACC 8-0 197 22
24 < 23 Oregon Pac-12 7-2 175 24
25 < 19 Iowa State Big 12 5-2 95 25
RV < 22 Syracuse ACC 5-2 45 RV
RV < NR USC Pac-12 8-0 43 RV
RV < NR Ohio State Big Ten 7-1 40 RV
RV < NR TCU Big 12 8-0 33 RV
RV < NR Florida State ACC 7-1 18 RV
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 6-1 11 RV
RV < NR California Pac-12 6-1 10 RV
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 8-1 9 RV
RV < NR Valparaiso Horizon 7-1 7 RV
RV < NR Wichita State Missouri Valley 7-2 5 RV
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 5-4 3 RV
RV < NR Temple American 6-2 3 NR
RV < NR Fort Wayne Summit 7-2 1 RV
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 7-1 1 NR
RV < NR UNC-Wilmington Colonial 7-1 1 NR
RV < 21 Rhode Island Atlantic 10 5-3 0 RV
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 6-1 0 RV
NR < NR Colorado Pac-12 6-2 0 RV
NR < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 6-2 0 RV
NR < NR Texas A&M SEC 4-2 0 RV
NR < NR UCF American 6-1 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 5 12.0 4479
Big East 4 10.0 4091
Big 12 4 11.8 3719
Big Ten 3 14.7 2243
SEC 3 15.3 2035
Pac-12 3 15.3 1973
West Coast 2 10.0 2097
American 1 22.0 258

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Baylor makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 1/16/2012 poll (90 polls)
- UCLA makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 11/17/2008 poll (156 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Duke's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Indiana's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Virginia's Top 10 streak ends at 11
- Virginia's Top 25 streak reaches 50

Total Appearances:
- Baylor ties California for #75
- Butler ties La Salle for #70
- Duke reaches 760 appearances
- Indiana reaches 550 appearances
- Iowa State reaches 150 appearances
- Saint Mary's ties Rutgers for #119
- South Carolina ties Houston for #62

Notes

  • First-place votes, W-L records, and total points are not available prior to 2001-02. If you have some of this data from a verifiable source, please contact me.
  • Regular-season polls from 1949-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-68 had 10 teams (except in December 1960 and the 1964-65 preseason polls), and 1990-present had 25 teams.
  • Preseason polls started in the 1961-62 season, and there were post-tournament polls in 1953, 1954, 1974, and 1975.
  • Poll dates from 1948-49 to 2006-07 fall on Tuesdays with a few exceptions. Dates from 2007-08 to present fall on Mondays.


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