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December 25, 1978 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 1 Duke ACC
2 < 2 Notre Dame
3 < 3 UCLA Pac-10
4 < 5 Michigan State Big Ten
5 < 6 North Carolina ACC
6 < 15 Illinois Big Ten
7 < 10 LSU SEC
8 < 9 Michigan Big Ten
9 < 4 NC State ACC
10 < 12 Louisville
11 < 16 Indiana State
12 < 17 Texas A&M Southwest
13 < 11 Kentucky SEC
14 < 18 UNLV
15 < 14 Georgetown
16 < 13 Marquette
17 < NR Long Beach State
18 < 7 Kansas Big 8
19 < 8 Syracuse
20 < NR Arkansas Southwest

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.
  • All poll dates fall on Mondays with a few exceptions. See explanation here.

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