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February 29, 2016 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 2 Kansas (63) Big 12 25-4 1623 *1
2 < 6 Michigan State (2) Big Ten 24-5 1510 *3
3 < 1 Villanova Big East 25-4 1479 2
4 < 3 Virginia ACC 22-6 1405 4
5 < 5 Xavier Big East 25-4 1356 5
6 < 3 Oklahoma Big 12 22-6 1297 6
7 < 12 Miami (FL) ACC 23-5 1211 7
8 < 7 North Carolina ACC 23-6 1205 8
9 < 13 Oregon Pac-12 23-6 1065 10
10 < 14 West Virginia Big 12 22-7 1056 9
11 < 11 Louisville ACC 22-7 822 NR
12 < 18 Indiana Big Ten 23-6 819 11
13 < 22 Utah Pac-12 23-7 751 13
14 < 10 Maryland Big Ten 23-6 733 12
15 < 20 Purdue Big Ten 22-7 613 13
16 < 8 Iowa Big Ten 20-8 572 15
17 < 15 Duke ACC 21-8 495 21
18 < 9 Arizona Pac-12 22-7 450 16
19 < 19 Baylor Big 12 21-8 447 17
20 < 21 Texas A&M SEC 22-7 419 18
21 < 17 Iowa State Big 12 20-9 413 20
22 < 16 Kentucky SEC 21-8 405 19
23 < 25 Texas Big 12 19-10 338 22
24 < 24 SMU American 24-4 196 NR
25 < NR California Pac-12 21-8 178 25
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 19-10 93 RV
RV < NR Seton Hall Big East 21-7 60 RV
RV < NR Wichita State Missouri Valley 23-7 43 23
RV < NR Saint Joseph's Atlantic 10 24-5 29 RV
RV < 23 Notre Dame ACC 19-9 14 RV
RV < NR Texas Tech Big 12 18-10 12 RV
RV < NR Cincinnati American 21-8 4 NR
RV < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 24-4 3 24
RV < NR Vanderbilt SEC 18-11 3 NR
RV < NR Arkansas-Little Rock Sun Belt 26-3 2 RV
RV < NR Valparaiso Horizon 26-5 2 RV
RV < NR Dayton Atlantic 10 22-6 1 RV
RV < NR Stephen F. Austin Southland 22-5 1 NR
NR < NR Colorado Pac-12 21-9 0 RV
NR < NR Pittsburgh ACC 20-8 0 RV
NR < NR Providence Big East 20-9 0 RV
NR < NR South Carolina SEC 23-6 0 RV
NR < NR St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 20-7 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 6 13.3 5174
ACC 5 9.4 5138
Big Ten 5 11.8 4247
Pac-12 4 16.3 2444
Big East 2 4.0 2835
SEC 2 21.0 824
American 1 24.0 196

MILESTONES
Last Appearances
- California makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/23/2015 poll (13 polls)
- Oregon makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/30/2013 poll (46 polls)

Total Appearances:
- California ties Arizona State for #75
- Indiana ties Syracuse for #7
- Iowa State ties Providence for #53
- Maryland reaches 390 appearances
- SMU ties Oklahoma City for #88

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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