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March 7, 2016 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Kansas (63) Big 12 27-4 1623 *1
2 < 2 Michigan State (2) Big Ten 26-5 1520 *3
3 < 3 Villanova Big East 27-4 1480 2
4 < 4 Virginia ACC 24-6 1424 4
5 < 5 Xavier Big East 26-4 1351 5
6 < 6 Oklahoma Big 12 24-6 1309 6
7 < 8 North Carolina ACC 25-6 1252 7
8 < 9 Oregon Pac-12 25-6 1127 9
9 < 10 West Virginia Big 12 24-7 1113 8
10 < 12 Indiana Big Ten 25-6 1038 10
11 < 7 Miami (FL) ACC 24-6 935 11
12 < 13 Utah Pac-12 24-7 898 12
13 < 15 Purdue Big Ten 24-7 798 13
14 < 11 Louisville ACC 23-8 647 NR
15 < 18 Arizona Pac-12 24-7 626 14
16 < 22 Kentucky SEC 23-8 608 16
17 < 20 Texas A&M SEC 24-7 574 17
18 < 14 Maryland Big Ten 24-7 544 15
19 < 17 Duke ACC 22-9 512 21
20 < 16 Iowa Big Ten 21-9 407 18
21 < 21 Iowa State Big 12 21-10 374 19
22 < 19 Baylor Big 12 21-10 262 20
23 < 23 Texas Big 12 20-11 191 22
24 < 25 California Pac-12 22-9 189 24
25 < 24 SMU American 25-5 88 NR
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 20-11 62 25
RV < NR Dayton Atlantic 10 24-6 35 RV
RV < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 26-4 33 23
RV < NR Seton Hall Big East 22-8 28 RV
RV < NR Stephen F. Austin Southland 25-5 9 NR
RV < NR Butler Big East 21-9 8 RV
RV < NR Providence Big East 22-9 8 RV
RV < NR Valparaiso Horizon 26-5 7 RV
RV < NR Yale Ivy 22-6 7 NR
RV < NR Cincinnati American 22-9 6 RV
RV < NR St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 22-7 6 RV
RV < NR Gonzaga West Coast 24-7 5 NR
RV < NR Akron MAC 24-7 4 NR
RV < NR Temple American 20-10 4 NR
RV < NR Notre Dame ACC 20-10 3 RV
RV < NR San Diego State Mountain West 23-8 3 RV
RV < NR UAB Conference USA 26-5 2 NR
RV < NR Northern Iowa Missouri Valley 22-12 1 RV
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 24-7 1 RV
RV < NR South Dakota State Summit 24-7 1 NR
RV < NR Texas Tech Big 12 19-11 1 RV
RV < NR Wichita State Missouri Valley 24-8 1 RV
NR < NR Saint Joseph's Atlantic 10 24-7 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 6 13.7 4872
ACC 5 11.0 4770
Big Ten 5 12.6 4307
Pac-12 4 14.8 2840
Big East 2 4.0 2831
SEC 2 16.5 1182
American 1 25.0 88

MILESTONES
Last Appearances
- Indiana makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2013 poll (56 polls)

Total Appearances:
- Arizona reaches 500 appearances
- Iowa reaches 340 appearances and ties NC State for #21
- SMU reaches 70 appearances
- Villanova reaches 330 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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