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January 8, 1979 AP Men's Basketball Poll

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

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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