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December 14, 2015 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Michigan State (64) Big Ten 11-0 1621 *1
2 < 2 Kansas (1) Big 12 8-1 1499 5
3 < 7 Oklahoma Big 12 7-0 1409 *3
4 < 5 Kentucky SEC 9-1 1385 4
5 < 4 Iowa State Big 12 9-0 1370 *2
6 < 6 Maryland Big Ten 9-1 1353 7
7 < 8 Duke ACC 8-1 1271 6
8 < 10 Virginia ACC 8-1 1132 9
9 < 11 Purdue Big Ten 11-0 1082 8
10 < 12 Xavier Big East 10-0 1062 10
11 < 3 North Carolina ACC 7-2 1023 11
12 < 9 Villanova Big East 8-1 865 13
13 < 13 Arizona Pac-12 9-1 860 12
14 < 15 Providence Big East 10-1 724 14
15 < 17 Miami (FL) ACC 8-1 622 19
16 < 16 Baylor Big 12 7-1 605 14
17 < 18 Butler Big East 8-1 562 18
18 < 19 SMU American 7-0 560 NR
19 < 22 Louisville ACC 7-1 534 16
20 < 14 West Virginia Big 12 8-1 466 16
21 < NR George Washington Atlantic 10 9-1 256 22
22 < NR UCLA Pac-12 7-3 213 RV
23 < 23 Cincinnati American 8-2 197 20
24 < NR Texas A&M SEC 8-2 152 24
25 < NR Connecticut American 6-3 47 RV
RV < 20 Gonzaga West Coast 6-3 44 21
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 8-0 42 25
RV < 24 Oregon Pac-12 7-2 37 RV
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 8-1 21 RV
RV < 21 Vanderbilt SEC 6-3 18 23
RV < NR Wichita State Missouri Valley 5-4 17 RV
RV < NR Arkansas-Little Rock Sun Belt 8-0 14 RV
RV < NR Dayton Atlantic 10 7-2 14 RV
RV < NR Pittsburgh ACC 8-1 12 RV
RV < NR Georgetown Big East 6-3 8 RV
RV < 25 Utah Pac-12 7-2 7 RV
RV < NR Notre Dame ACC 7-2 4 RV
RV < NR Texas Big 12 6-3 4 RV
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 7-3 3 RV
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 8-1 3 RV
RV < NR Syracuse ACC 7-3 3 RV
RV < NR Army Patriot 8-2 1 NR
RV < NR Florida SEC 6-3 1 RV
RV < NR Houston American 6-1 1 NR
RV < NR Marquette Big East 8-2 1 NR
NR < NR California Pac-12 8-2 0 RV
NR < NR Davidson Atlantic 10 7-1 0 RV
NR < NR Indiana Big Ten 8-3 0 RV
NR < NR LSU SEC 4-4 0 RV
NR < NR South Dakota State Summit 9-1 0 RV
NR < NR UNLV Mountain West 8-2 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 5 9.2 5349
ACC 5 12.0 4582
Big East 4 13.3 3213
Big Ten 3 5.3 4056
American 3 22.0 804
SEC 2 14.0 1537
Pac-12 2 17.5 1073
Atlantic 10 1 21.0 256

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- George Washington makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2006 poll (179 polls)
- Oklahoma makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 3/2/2009 poll (123 polls)
- Purdue makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 3/7/2011 poll (84 polls)
- UCLA makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/24/2014 poll (21 polls)
- Xavier makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/12/2011 poll (77 polls)

Total Appearances:
- Baylor ties two others for #80
- Butler reaches 100 appearances
- Maryland ties Ohio State for #14
- Texas A&M ties California for #75

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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