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2017 Preseason AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 19 Duke (58) ACC 0-0 1612 *1
2 < 10 Kentucky (2) SEC 0-0 1479 *4
3 < 1 Kansas Big 12 0-0 1476 *2
4 < 6 Villanova (4) Big East 0-0 1465 *3
5 < 5 Oregon (1) Pac-12 0-0 1343 *5
6 < 3 North Carolina ACC 0-0 1314 6
7 < 9 Xavier Big East 0-0 1167 8
8 < 4 Virginia ACC 0-0 1149 7
9 < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 1135 10
10 < 17 Arizona Pac-12 0-0 1004 11
11 < 14 Indiana Big Ten 0-0 917 12
12 < 2 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 903 9
13 < 16 Louisville ACC 0-0 755 14
14 < NR Gonzaga West Coast 0-0 699 13
15 < 12 Purdue Big Ten 0-0 672 15
16 < NR UCLA Pac-12 0-0 540 20
17 < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 0-0 512 19
18 < NR Connecticut American 0-0 504 16
19 < NR Syracuse ACC 0-0 464 17
20 < 8 West Virginia Big 12 0-0 360 18
21 < NR Texas Big 12 0-0 250 22
22 < NR Creighton Big East 0-0 231 23
23 < NR Rhode Island Atlantic 10 0-0 199 24
24 < 22 Iowa State Big 12 0-0 168 RV
25 < 18 Maryland Big Ten 0-0 144 21
RV < NR Cincinnati American 0-0 110 25
RV < NR Dayton Atlantic 10 0-0 98 RV
RV < NR Florida State ACC 0-0 88 RV
RV < 23 California Pac-12 0-0 74 RV
RV < NR San Diego State Mountain West 0-0 48 RV
RV < 10 Miami (FL) ACC 0-0 35 RV
RV < NR NC State ACC 0-0 29 NR
RV < NR Butler Big East 0-0 21 RV
RV < NR Wichita State Missouri Valley 0-0 21 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 0-0 18 RV
RV < NR Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 18 RV
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 0-0 18 RV
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 0-0 14 NR
RV < 15 Texas A&M SEC 0-0 14 RV
RV < 7 Oklahoma Big 12 0-0 11 RV
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 0-0 10 RV
RV < NR Michigan Big Ten 0-0 8 RV
RV < NR Monmouth Metro Atlantic 0-0 7 NR
RV < NR Notre Dame ACC 0-0 6 RV
RV < 20 Seton Hall Big East 0-0 5 RV
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 0-0 5 RV
RV < NR Princeton Ivy 0-0 2 NR
RV < NR Harvard Ivy 0-0 1 NR
RV < NR Ohio MAC 0-0 1 NR
RV < NR Vanderbilt SEC 0-0 1 NR
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 0-0 0 RV
NR < 21 Baylor Big 12 0-0 0 NR
NR < NR Chattanooga Southern 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR Clemson ACC 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR Davidson Atlantic 10 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR Georgia SEC 0-0 0 RV
NR < 25 Iowa Big Ten 0-0 0 NR
NR < NR Kansas State Big 12 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR Nevada Mountain West 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR Pittsburgh ACC 0-0 0 RV
NR < 24 SMU American 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR USC Pac-12 0-0 0 RV
NR < 13 Utah Pac-12 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR Valparaiso Horizon 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR VCU Atlantic 10 0-0 0 RV
NR < NR Yale Ivy 0-0 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 5 9.4 5294
Big Ten 5 14.4 3771
Big 12 4 17.0 2254
Pac-12 3 10.3 2887
Big East 3 11.0 2863
West Coast 2 15.5 1211
SEC 1 2.0 1479
American 1 18.0 504
Atlantic 10 1 23.0 199

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Connecticut makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/4/2016 poll (10 polls)
- Creighton makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/24/2014 poll (35 polls)
- Duke makes first appearance at #1 since the 1/21/2013 poll (66 polls), and Top 5 since the 11/16/2015 poll (17 polls)
- Kentucky makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 12/14/2015 poll (13 polls)
- Rhode Island makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/14/2008 poll (163 polls)
- Saint Mary's makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2012 poll (78 polls)
- Syracuse makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/30/2015 poll (15 polls)
- UCLA makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/28/2015 poll (11 polls)
- Wisconsin makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2015 poll (19 polls), and Top 25 since the 2016 preseason poll (18 polls)

Total Appearances:
- Gonzaga ties LSU for #45
- Michigan State reaches 410 appearances
- North Carolina reaches 860 appearances (1st all-time)
- Oregon ties two others for #70
- Rhode Island ties Southern Illinois for #134
- Saint Mary's ties three others for #123
- Virginia ties Tennessee for #36
- Wisconsin reaches 230 appearances

Total Appearances - Preseason Top 25/10/5/1:
- Arizona reaches 30 appearances in Top 25
- Indiana reaches 30 appearances in Top 25
- Maryland reaches 20 appearances in Top 25
- Oregon makes first appearance in Top 10/5
- Saint Mary's makes first appearance in Top 25
- Syracuse reaches 30 appearances in Top 25

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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