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December 7, 2015 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference W-L Points Coaches
1 < 3 Michigan State (62) Big Ten 9-0 1617 *1
2 < 4 Kansas (1) Big 12 6-1 1442 7
3 < 9 North Carolina (2) ACC 7-1 1425 3
4 < 5 Iowa State Big 12 6-0 1347 *2
5 < 1 Kentucky SEC 7-1 1325 4
6 < 2 Maryland Big Ten 7-1 1299 *9
7 < 6 Oklahoma Big 12 5-0 1283 8
8 < 7 Duke ACC 8-1 1243 5
9 < 8 Villanova Big East 7-0 1230 *6
10 < 10 Virginia ACC 7-1 1003 10
11 < 11 Purdue Big Ten 8-0 997 11
12 < 12 Xavier Big East 8-0 930 13
13 < 19 Arizona Pac-12 7-1 811 12
14 < 20 West Virginia Big 12 7-0 615 14
15 < 23 Providence Big East 8-1 548 18
16 < 25 Baylor Big 12 6-1 488 15
17 < 21 Miami (FL) ACC 7-1 469 20
18 < NR Butler Big East 6-1 416 21
19 < 22 SMU American 6-0 413 NR
20 < 13 Gonzaga West Coast 5-2 399 17
21 < 16 Vanderbilt SEC 6-2 377 16
22 < 24 Louisville ACC 6-1 373 19
23 < 17 Cincinnati American 8-1 331 22
24 < 15 Oregon Pac-12 6-1 241 23
25 < NR Utah Pac-12 7-1 108 24
RV < NR Connecticut American 5-2 82 RV
RV < 14 Syracuse ACC 6-2 78 RV
RV < 18 Texas A&M SEC 7-2 69 25
RV < NR George Washington Atlantic 10 7-1 60 RV
RV < NR UNLV Mountain West 7-1 40 RV
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 6-3 19 RV
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 8-0 15 RV
RV < NR Dayton Atlantic 10 6-1 7 RV
RV < NR Arkansas-Little Rock Sun Belt 7-0 5 NR
RV < NR Florida SEC 6-1 4 RV
RV < NR Georgetown Big East 4-3 4 RV
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 6-2 3 RV
RV < NR Pittsburgh ACC 6-1 3 RV
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 6-3 2 RV
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 7-1 2 NR
RV < NR Navy Patriot 7-2 1 NR
RV < NR Notre Dame ACC 5-2 1 NR
NR < NR California Pac-12 6-2 0 RV
NR < NR Colorado Pac-12 7-1 0 RV
NR < NR Davidson Atlantic 10 5-1 0 RV
NR < NR Kansas State Big 12 6-1 0 RV
NR < NR LSU SEC 4-3 0 RV
NR < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 6-0 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 5 8.6 5175
ACC 5 12.0 4513
Big East 4 13.5 3124
Big Ten 3 6.0 3913
Pac-12 3 20.7 1160
SEC 2 13.0 1702
American 2 21.0 744
West Coast 1 20.0 399

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Michigan State makes first appearance at #1 since the 12/2/2013 poll (38 polls)

Total Appearances:
- Butler ties Seton Hall for #70
- Iowa State ties Wichita State for #56
- Kentucky reaches 830 appearances
- Louisville reaches 590 appearances
- Miami (FL) reaches 60 appearances and ties two others for #94
- Oklahoma ties Connecticut for #19
- West Virginia reaches 180 appearances
- Xavier ties Houston for #61

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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