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November 21, 2016 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 2 Kentucky (42) SEC 4-0 1592 *1
2 < 3 Villanova (21) Big East 5-0 1561 *2
3 < 6 Indiana (2) Big Ten 3-0 1443 *5
4 < 5 North Carolina ACC 4-0 1399 4
5 < 7 Kansas Big 12 2-1 1374 6
6 < 1 Duke ACC 4-1 1337 *3
7 < 8 Virginia ACC 3-0 1198 6
8 < 10 Arizona Pac-12 3-0 1129 9
9 < 11 Xavier Big East 5-0 1099 8
10 < 12 Louisville ACC 3-0 947 10
11 < 14 Gonzaga West Coast 3-0 872 11
12 < 22 Creighton Big East 4-0 770 18
13 < 4 Oregon Pac-12 2-1 748 12
14 < 16 UCLA Pac-12 4-0 735 13
15 < 17 Saint Mary's West Coast 3-0 703 15
16 < 9 Wisconsin Big Ten 2-1 666 14
17 < 15 Purdue Big Ten 2-1 613 19
18 < 18 Syracuse ACC 3-0 610 16
19 < 19 West Virginia Big 12 3-0 474 17
20 < NR Baylor Big 12 3-0 371 RV
21 < 20 Iowa State Big 12 3-0 319 22
22 < 23 Texas Big 12 3-0 251 21
23 < 21 Rhode Island Atlantic 10 4-1 217 25
24 < 13 Michigan State Big Ten 2-2 183 20
25 < NR Florida State ACC 4-0 89 RV
25 < NR Michigan Big Ten 4-0 89 24
RV < 25 California Pac-12 2-0 56 RV
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 4-0 55 23
RV < NR Miami (FL) ACC 3-0 44 RV
RV < 24 Cincinnati American 3-1 39 RV
RV < NR Wichita State Missouri Valley 4-0 36 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 3-0 34 RV
RV < NR Seton Hall Big East 3-0 15 RV
RV < NR Butler Big East 3-0 14 RV
RV < NR Dayton Atlantic 10 2-1 14 RV
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 3-0 12 RV
RV < NR Notre Dame ACC 3-0 6 RV
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 3-0 4 RV
RV < NR Ohio State Big Ten 3-0 4 NR
RV < NR Ohio MAC 3-0 1 NR
RV < NR Rutgers Big Ten 4-0 1 NR
RV < NR Tennessee State Ohio Valley 4-0 1 NR
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 3-0 0 RV
NR < NR Cal State Bakersfield WAC 2-1 0 RV
NR < NR Connecticut American 1-2 0 RV
NR < NR NC State ACC 3-1 0 RV
NR < NR Northern Iowa Missouri Valley 3-1 0 RV
NR < NR Oklahoma Big 12 3-1 0 RV
NR < NR Texas A&M SEC 2-1 0 RV
NR < NR UAB Conference USA 2-1 0 RV
NR < NR UCF American 3-1 0 RV
NR < NR Utah Pac-12 3-0 0 RV
NR < NR VCU Atlantic 10 3-0 0 RV
NR < NR Yale Ivy 2-1 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 6 11.7 5580
Big Ten 5 17.0 2994
Big 12 5 17.4 2789
Big East 3 7.7 3430
Pac-12 3 11.7 2612
West Coast 2 13.0 1575
SEC 1 1.0 1592
Atlantic 10 1 23.0 217

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Florida State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2013 preseason poll (79 polls)
- Indiana makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 2013 poll (60 polls)
- Kentucky makes first appearance at #1 since the 11/30/2015 poll (17 polls)
- Louisville makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 2/23/2015 poll (24 polls)
- Michigan makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/16/2015 poll (19 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Kansas' Top 10 streak reaches 30
- Virginia's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Xavier's Top 25 streak reaches 20

Total Appearances:
- Creighton reaches 70 appearances
- Gonzaga ties Stanford for #44 and reaches 200 appearances
- Oregon ties La Salle for #69
- Rhode Island ties four others for #130
- Xavier ties Providence for #54

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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