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December 16, 1985 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 1 North Carolina (45) ACC 7-0 1260
2 < 2 Michigan (14) Big Ten 9-0 1191
3 < 3 Duke (4) ACC 8-0 1146
4 < 4 Syracuse Big East 6-0 1073
5 < 5 Georgetown (1) Big East 6-0 980
6 < 7 Kansas Big 8 8-1 938
7 < 5 Georgia Tech ACC 4-1 933
8 < 8 Oklahoma Big 8 8-0 775
9 < 11 LSU SEC 8-0 713
10 < 12 Memphis 7-0 647
11 < 14 St. John's Big East 8-1 609
12 < 13 UNLV 5-1 546
13 < 9 Kentucky SEC 5-1 433
14 < 16 UAB 8-1 412
15 < 10 Illinois Big Ten 6-2 352
16 < 15 Louisville 5-2 305
17 < 18 Indiana Big Ten 4-1 282
18 < 18 DePaul 4-0 265
19 < 17 Notre Dame 4-1 218
20 < NR Virginia Tech 7-1 55

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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