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January 2, 2017 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Villanova (59) Big East 14-0 1619 *1
2 < 4 Baylor (6) Big 12 13-0 1532 *3
3 < 3 Kansas Big 12 12-1 1503 2
4 < 2 UCLA (6) Pac-12 14-1 1406 5
5 < 7 Gonzaga West Coast 14-0 1357 4
6 < 8 Kentucky SEC 11-2 1280 6
7 < 11 West Virginia Big 12 12-1 1179 7
8 < 5 Duke ACC 12-2 1090 8
9 < 6 Louisville ACC 12-2 1063 9
10 < 10 Creighton Big East 13-1 1015 10
11 < 12 Virginia ACC 11-2 954 12
12 < 20 Florida State ACC 14-1 902 13
13 < 14 Wisconsin Big Ten 12-2 865 11
14 < 9 North Carolina ACC 12-3 785 16
15 < 21 Oregon Pac-12 13-2 771 14
16 < 17 Xavier Big East 12-2 634 15
17 < 18 Arizona Pac-12 13-2 613 17
18 < 13 Butler Big East 12-2 477 18
19 < 19 Saint Mary's West Coast 12-1 416 19
20 < 15 Purdue Big Ten 12-3 405 20
21 < NR Virginia Tech ACC 12-1 293 23
22 < 23 Cincinnati American 12-2 258 22
23 < 24 Notre Dame ACC 12-2 250 21
24 < 25 Florida SEC 10-3 193 24
25 < 16 Indiana Big Ten 10-4 74 25
25 < 22 USC Pac-12 14-1 74 RV
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 13-2 56 RV
RV < NR Clemson ACC 11-2 23 RV
RV < NR Miami (FL) ACC 11-2 16 RV
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 13-2 6 RV
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 12-1 5 RV
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 9-3 3 NR
RV < NR Seton Hall Big East 11-3 3 RV
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 12-3 2 NR
RV < NR VCU Atlantic 10 11-3 2 NR
RV < NR UNC Wilmington Colonial 12-2 1 RV
NR < NR California Pac-12 10-4 0 RV
NR < NR Nebraska Big Ten 8-6 0 RV
NR < NR New Mexico State WAC 13-2 0 RV
NR < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 10-3 0 RV
NR < NR South Carolina SEC 10-3 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 7 14.0 5337
Big East 4 11.3 3745
Pac-12 4 15.3 2864
Big 12 3 4.0 4214
Big Ten 3 19.3 1344
West Coast 2 12.0 1773
SEC 2 15.0 1473
American 1 22.0 258

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Gonzaga makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 2/23/2015 poll (30 polls)
- Virginia Tech makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/15/2010 poll (30 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Kentucky's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- North Carolina's Top 10 streak ends at 21

Total Appearances:
- Arizona reaches 510 appearances
- Butler ties Saint Louis and Western Kentucky for #67
- Cincinnati reaches 400 appearances
- Saint Mary's reaches 30 appearances
- Villanova reaches 340 appearances and ties NC State for #22
- Virginia Tech reaches 50 appearances
- Xavier ties New Mexico for #53

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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