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December 15, 1997 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 2 North Carolina ACC
2 < 3 Kansas Big 12
3 < 1 Duke ACC
4 < 4 Kentucky SEC
5 < 6 Arizona Pac-10
6 < 5 South Carolina SEC
7 < 9 Utah
8 < 8 Purdue Big Ten
9 < 11 Stanford Pac-10
10 < 7 Xavier
11 < 12 UCLA Pac-10
12 < 13 Connecticut Big East
13 < 15 Arkansas SEC
14 < 14 New Mexico
15 < 10 Iowa Big Ten
16 < 20 Temple
17 < 16 Florida State ACC
18 < 21 Mississippi SEC
19 < 22 Princeton Ivy
20 < 23 Georgia SEC
21 < NR Michigan Big Ten
22 < 19 Maryland ACC
23 < 25 Wake Forest ACC
24 < NR TCU Big 12
25 < NR Syracuse Big East

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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