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January 4, 2016 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 2 Kansas (44) Big 12 12-1 1598 *2
2 < 3 Oklahoma (21) Big 12 12-0 1574 *1
3 < 4 Maryland Big Ten 13-1 1459 3
4 < 5 Virginia ACC 12-1 1409 4
5 < 1 Michigan State Big Ten 14-1 1400 *5
6 < 7 North Carolina ACC 13-2 1275 7
7 < 8 Arizona Pac-12 13-1 1126 6
8 < 12 Providence Big East 14-1 1108 9
9 < 10 Kentucky SEC 11-2 1039 8
10 < 6 Xavier Big East 13-1 1001 12
11 < 16 Villanova Big East 12-2 979 13
12 < 13 Miami (FL) ACC 12-1 921 11
13 < 11 Iowa State Big 12 11-2 844 14
14 < 15 Duke ACC 12-2 830 10
15 < 17 SMU American 13-0 731 NR
16 < 18 Louisville ACC 12-2 568 16
17 < 19 West Virginia Big 12 12-1 558 15
18 < 9 Butler Big East 11-3 516 19
19 < NR Iowa Big Ten 11-3 456 23
20 < 14 Purdue Big Ten 13-2 450 18
21 < 20 Texas A&M SEC 11-2 420 17
22 < 24 South Carolina SEC 13-0 286 20
23 < NR Connecticut American 10-3 107 24
24 < NR Pittsburgh ACC 12-1 103 21
25 < NR Dayton Atlantic 10 11-2 100 RV
RV < NR Gonzaga West Coast 12-3 61 22
RV < NR California Pac-12 12-3 54 RV
RV < NR Texas Tech Big 12 11-1 40 RV
RV < NR George Washington Atlantic 10 12-2 38 RV
RV < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 13-1 23 RV
RV < 23 Baylor Big 12 10-3 22 25
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 12-3 4 RV
RV < NR Oregon State Pac-12 10-2 4 RV
RV < NR Seton Hall Big East 12-2 4 NR
RV < NR Saint Joseph's Atlantic 10 11-2 3 NR
RV < 21 Utah Pac-12 11-4 3 RV
RV < NR Wichita State Missouri Valley 8-5 3 NR
RV < 22 Cincinnati American 11-4 2 RV
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 12-3 2 RV
RV < NR Michigan Big Ten 12-3 2 NR
RV < NR Akron MAC 11-2 1 NR
RV < NR Oregon Pac-12 11-3 1 RV
NR < NR Houston American 12-2 0 RV
NR < 25 UCLA Pac-12 9-6 0 NR
NR < NR USC Pac-12 12-3 0 RV
NR < NR Vanderbilt SEC 8-5 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 6 12.7 5106
Big 12 4 8.3 4574
Big Ten 4 11.8 3765
Big East 4 11.8 3604
SEC 3 17.3 1745
American 2 19.0 838
Pac-12 1 7.0 1126
Atlantic 10 1 25.0 100

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Dayton makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/19/2015 poll (16 polls)
- Iowa makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/19/2015 poll (16 polls)
- Kansas makes first appearance at #1 since the 2/14/2011 poll (90 polls)
- Pittsburgh makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2/10/2014 poll (32 polls)

Total Appearances:
- Miami (FL) ties New Mexico State for #93
- Pittsburgh ties UNLV for #33
- Purdue reaches 310 appearances
- Texas A&M ties Oregon for #72
- Virginia reaches 230 appearances
- Xavier reaches 130 appearances

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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