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December 12, 2016 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Villanova (56) Big East 10-0 1613 *1
2 < 2 UCLA (3) Pac-12 10-0 1505 *2
3 < 3 Kansas Big 12 9-1 1455 *3
4 < 4 Baylor (6) Big 12 8-0 1439 *5
5 < 5 Duke ACC 10-1 1391 4
6 < 6 Kentucky SEC 9-1 1277 7
7 < 7 North Carolina ACC 10-1 1222 6
8 < 8 Gonzaga West Coast 10-0 1195 8
9 < 9 Indiana Big Ten 8-1 1124 9
10 < 10 Creighton Big East 10-0 1043 10
11 < 11 Louisville ACC 9-1 981 11
12 < 15 West Virginia Big 12 8-1 864 13
13 < 14 Virginia ACC 8-1 848 12
14 < 17 Wisconsin Big Ten 9-2 779 14
15 < 18 Purdue Big Ten 8-2 652 16
16 < 19 South Carolina SEC 8-0 598 15
17 < 13 Xavier Big East 8-2 526 17
18 < 16 Butler Big East 9-1 492 18
19 < 20 Arizona Pac-12 8-2 436 19
20 < 12 Saint Mary's West Coast 7-1 391 20
21 < 23 Notre Dame ACC 9-1 310 21
22 < 24 Oregon Pac-12 8-2 251 22
23 < NR Florida State ACC 10-1 227 23
24 < NR USC Pac-12 9-0 158 25
25 < 22 Cincinnati American 7-2 155 23
RV < 21 Florida SEC 7-3 44 RV
RV < NR Wichita State Missouri Valley 9-2 33 RV
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 8-1 32 RV
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 10-1 31 RV
RV < NR Valparaiso Horizon 8-2 9 NR
RV < NR TCU Big 12 9-1 8 RV
RV < NR Middle Tennessee Conference USA 9-1 7 RV
RV < NR Miami (FL) ACC 7-2 6 RV
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 10-1 6 RV
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 9-1 4 NR
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 7-4 2 RV
RV < NR Ohio State Big Ten 8-2 2 NR
RV < NR Pittsburgh ACC 8-2 2 NR
RV < NR Syracuse ACC 6-3 2 RV
RV < NR UCF American 7-1 2 NR
RV < NR Clemson ACC 6-2 1 NR
RV < 25 Iowa State Big 12 6-3 1 RV
RV < NR Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 9-2 1 NR
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 8-1 0 RV
NR < NR California Pac-12 8-2 0 RV
NR < NR Colorado Pac-12 7-3 0 RV
NR < NR Michigan Big Ten 7-3 0 RV
NR < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 7-2 0 RV
NR < NR Texas A&M SEC 7-2 0 RV
NR < NR UT Arlington Sun Belt 8-3 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 6 13.3 4979
Big East 4 11.5 3674
Pac-12 4 16.8 2350
Big 12 3 6.3 3758
Big Ten 3 12.7 2555
SEC 2 11.0 1875
West Coast 2 14.0 1586
American 1 25.0 155

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- USC makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2/8/2016 poll (10 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Iowa State's Top 25 streak ends at 61
- Villanova's Top 25 streak reaches 60

Total Appearances:
- Baylor ties Dayton for #74
- Cincinnati ties Georgetown for #12
- Kentucky reaches 850 appearances
- Louisville reaches 610 appearances
- Notre Dame reaches 360 appearances and ties Marquette for #17
- Oregon ties Boston College for #68
- USC reaches 170 appearances
- West Virginia reaches 200 appearances and ties Stanford for #45

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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