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2016 Preseason AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 15 North Carolina (35) ACC 0-0 1566 *1
2 < 1 Kentucky (10) SEC 0-0 1520 *1
3 < 12 Maryland (14) Big Ten 0-0 1487 *3
4 < 10 Kansas (5) Big 12 0-0 1410 *5
5 < 4 Duke ACC 0-0 1350 *4
6 < 6 Virginia (1) ACC 0-0 1347 6
7 < 9 Iowa State Big 12 0-0 1185 7
8 < 13 Oklahoma Big 12 0-0 1088 8
9 < 7 Gonzaga West Coast 0-0 1047 11
10 < 14 Wichita State Missouri Valley 0-0 1032 12
11 < 2 Villanova Big East 0-0 1013 9
12 < 5 Arizona Pac-12 0-0 917 10
13 < 23 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 838 13
14 < NR California Pac-12 0-0 757 14
15 < NR Indiana Big Ten 0-0 755 15
16 < 19 Utah Pac-12 0-0 499 16
17 < 3 Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 433 17
18 < NR Vanderbilt SEC 0-0 393 20
19 < 8 Notre Dame ACC 0-0 360 18
20 < NR Connecticut American 0-0 307 24
21 < NR LSU SEC 0-0 268 19
22 < 16 Baylor Big 12 0-0 265 21
23 < NR Purdue Big Ten 0-0 236 24
24 < 24 Butler Big East 0-0 223 22
25 < NR Michigan Big Ten 0-0 126 RV
RV < NR Oregon Pac-12 0-0 116 RV
RV < 18 SMU American 0-0 112 NR
RV < 20 West Virginia Big 12 0-0 84 23
RV < NR Texas A&M SEC 0-0 72 RV
RV < NR Cincinnati American 0-0 63 RV
RV < NR Miami (FL) ACC 0-0 48 RV
RV < 17 Louisville ACC 0-0 46 RV
RV < 22 Georgetown Big East 0-0 23 RV
RV < NR NC State ACC 0-0 19 RV
RV < NR Florida State ACC 0-0 18 RV
RV < NR Texas Big 12 0-0 18 RV
RV < NR Rhode Island Atlantic 10 0-0 17 NR
RV < NR Dayton Atlantic 10 0-0 12 RV
RV < NR Xavier Big East 0-0 12 RV
RV < NR Providence Big East 0-0 10 RV
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 0-0 6 RV
RV < NR BYU West Coast 0-0 5 NR
RV < NR Valparaiso Horizon 0-0 5 NR
RV < NR Boise State Mountain West 0-0 4 RV
RV < NR Old Dominion Conference USA 0-0 3 RV
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 0-0 2 NR
RV < NR San Diego State Mountain West 0-0 2 RV
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 0-0 2 RV
RV < NR Central Michigan MAC 0-0 1 NR
RV < NR Iona Metro Atlantic 0-0 1 NR
RV < NR UC Irvine Big West 0-0 1 NR
RV < NR Yale Ivy 0-0 1 NR
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 0-0 0 21
NR < NR Belmont Ohio Valley 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR Davidson Atlantic 10 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR Marquette Big East 0-0 0 RV
NR < 11 Northern Iowa Missouri Valley 0-0 0 NR
NR < NR Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR Stephen F. Austin Southland 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR VCU Atlantic 10 0-0 0 25
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 6 16.0 3875
ACC 4 7.8 4623
Big 12 4 10.3 3948
SEC 3 13.7 2181
Pac-12 3 14.0 2173
Big East 2 17.5 1236
West Coast 1 9.0 1047
Missouri Valley 1 10.0 1032
American 1 20.0 307

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- California makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/28/2011 poll (74 polls)
- Connecticut makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/24/2014 poll (16 polls)
- Kansas makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 11/17/2014 poll (17 polls)
- LSU makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2009 poll (116 polls)
- Maryland makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 2002 poll (250 polls)
- Michigan makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/1/2014 poll (15 polls)
- North Carolina makes first appearance at #1 since the 11/21/2011 poll (75 polls), and Top 5/10 since the 11/24/2014 poll (16 polls)
- Oklahoma makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2009 poll (116 polls)
- Purdue makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2011 poll (78 polls)
- Vanderbilt makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2012 poll (59 polls)

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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