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January 18, 2016 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 2 Oklahoma (65) Big 12 15-1 1625 *1
2 < 5 North Carolina ACC 16-2 1515 *2
3 < 1 Kansas Big 12 15-2 1499 *3
4 < 6 Villanova Big East 16-2 1403 4
5 < 7 Xavier Big East 16-1 1321 6
6 < 11 West Virginia Big 12 15-2 1278 7
7 < 3 Maryland Big Ten 16-2 1259 5
8 < 10 SMU American 17-0 1179 NR
9 < 16 Iowa Big Ten 14-3 1167 9
10 < 15 Texas A&M SEC 15-2 994 8
11 < 4 Michigan State Big Ten 16-3 950 10
12 < 18 Arizona Pac-12 15-3 801 11
13 < 13 Baylor Big 12 14-3 649 15
13 < 22 Virginia ACC 13-4 649 13
15 < 8 Miami (FL) ACC 13-3 645 14
16 < 12 Providence Big East 15-3 609 17
17 < 21 Louisville ACC 14-3 608 16
18 < 23 Butler Big East 13-4 439 24
19 < 17 Iowa State Big 12 13-4 411 21
20 < 9 Duke ACC 14-4 375 12
21 < NR USC Pac-12 15-3 338 25
22 < 24 Purdue Big Ten 15-3 322 22
23 < 14 Kentucky SEC 13-4 276 19
24 < 19 South Carolina SEC 16-1 252 18
25 < NR Indiana Big Ten 15-3 210 23
RV < 20 Pittsburgh ACC 15-2 184 20
RV < NR Clemson ACC 12-6 53 RV
RV < NR Wichita State Missouri Valley 12-5 38 RV
RV < NR Valparaiso Horizon 15-3 30 RV
RV < NR Notre Dame ACC 12-5 14 NR
RV < NR Dayton Atlantic 10 14-3 9 RV
RV < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 15-2 8 RV
RV < 25 Gonzaga West Coast 14-4 5 RV
RV < NR Hawaii Big West 15-2 3 NR
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 13-5 3 NR
RV < NR Arkansas-Little Rock Sun Belt 15-1 1 RV
RV < NR Monmouth Metro Atlantic 13-4 1 RV
RV < NR Navy Patriot 14-5 1 NR
RV < NR Oregon Pac-12 14-4 1 RV
NR < NR California Pac-12 12-6 0 RV
NR < NR Connecticut American 12-5 0 RV
NR < NR LSU SEC 11-6 0 RV
NR < NR Michigan Big Ten 13-5 0 RV
NR < NR Seton Hall Big East 13-4 0 RV
NR < NR UAB Conference USA 15-3 0 RV
NR < NR Washington Pac-12 12-5 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 5 8.4 5462
ACC 5 13.4 3792
Big Ten 5 14.8 3908
Big East 4 10.8 3772
SEC 3 19.0 1522
Pac-12 2 16.5 1139
American 1 8.0 1179

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Iowa makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/20/2014 poll (37 polls)
- Oklahoma makes first appearance at #1 since the final 1990 poll (477 polls)
- Texas A&M makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/14/2008 poll (154 polls)
- USC makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/17/2008 poll (143 polls)
- Villanova makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 2015 poll (10 polls)
- West Virginia makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2010 poll (107)
- Xavier makes first ever appearance in the Top 5 (1,118 polls)

Total Appearances:
- Miami (FL) ties three others for #89
- Kansas reaches 700 appearances (4th team to do so)
- Xavier ties Wichita State for #57

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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