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2016 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll
- Oregon makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 12/16/2002 poll (262 polls)
- Seton Hall makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/19/2015 poll (26 polls)
- Baylor ties Arizona State for #76
- Miami (FL) ties George Washington for #85
- Purdue reaches 320 appearances
- Seton Hall reaches 100 appearances
- SMU ties Davidson for #87
- Texas A&M ties Butler for #70
- Virginia reaches 240 appearances
- Xavier reaches 140 appearances and ties Mississippi State for #55
- 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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