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December 21, 2015 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Michigan State (64) Big Ten 12-0 1623 *1
2 < 2 Kansas (1) Big 12 9-1 1537 3
3 < 3 Oklahoma Big 12 8-0 1495 *2
4 < 6 Maryland Big Ten 10-1 1428 4
5 < 8 Virginia ACC 9-1 1350 5
6 < 10 Xavier Big East 11-0 1287 6
7 < 11 North Carolina ACC 9-2 1215 7
8 < 13 Arizona Pac-12 11-1 1056 8
9 < 17 Butler Big East 9-1 947 12
10 < 14 Providence Big East 11-1 911 14
11 < 5 Iowa State Big 12 9-1 907 9
12 < 4 Kentucky SEC 9-2 856 11
13 < 15 Miami (FL) ACC 9-1 851 16
14 < 9 Purdue Big Ten 11-1 833 13
15 < 7 Duke ACC 9-2 809 10
16 < 19 Louisville ACC 9-1 652 15
17 < 12 Villanova Big East 8-2 649 17
18 < 18 SMU American 9-0 628 NR
19 < 20 West Virginia Big 12 9-1 470 18
20 < 21 George Washington Atlantic 10 10-1 366 20
21 < 24 Texas A&M SEC 9-2 327 19
22 < 23 Cincinnati American 10-2 315 21
23 < 16 Baylor Big 12 8-2 141 22
24 < NR Utah Pac-12 9-2 107 RV
25 < NR South Carolina SEC 10-0 87 23
RV < 22 UCLA Pac-12 8-4 49 RV
RV < 25 Connecticut American 7-3 46 RV
RV < NR Oregon Pac-12 9-2 34 RV
RV < NR Gonzaga West Coast 8-3 33 24
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 10-1 27 RV
RV < NR Dayton Atlantic 10 8-2 17 RV
RV < NR Pittsburgh ACC 9-1 16 RV
RV < NR Northern Iowa Missouri Valley 7-3 15 RV
RV < NR Arkansas-Little Rock Sun Belt 10-0 14 RV
RV < NR Vanderbilt SEC 7-3 8 25
RV < NR Monmouth Metro Atlantic 8-3 6 RV
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 8-3 5 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 7-3 3 RV
RV < NR Texas Big 12 8-3 3 RV
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 10-1 2 NR
NR < NR California Pac-12 9-2 0 RV
NR < NR Indiana Big Ten 9-3 0 RV
NR < NR Notre Dame ACC 7-3 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 5 11.2 4877
Big 12 5 11.6 4550
Big East 4 10.5 3794
Big Ten 3 6.3 3884
SEC 3 19.3 1270
Pac-12 2 16.0 1163
American 2 20.0 943
Atlantic 10 1 20.0 366

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Butler makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/28/2013 poll (52 polls)
- Providence makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/24/1978 poll (680 polls)
- South Carolina makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2004 poll (218 polls)

Total Appearances:
- Iowa State ties San Francisco for #55
- Maryland reaches 380 appearances
- Michigan State ties Georgetown for #11
- Texas A&M ties two others for #73
- Xavier ties two others for #59

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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