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January 9, 2017 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 2 Baylor (55) Big 12 15-0 1608 *1
2 < 3 Kansas (8) Big 12 14-1 1517 *2
3 < 1 Villanova (1) Big East 15-1 1499 *3
4 < 4 UCLA (1) Pac-12 16-1 1433 4
5 < 5 Gonzaga West Coast 15-0 1366 5
6 < 6 Kentucky SEC 13-2 1327 6
7 < 8 Duke ACC 14-2 1173 7
8 < 10 Creighton Big East 15-1 1111 8
9 < 12 Florida State ACC 15-1 1071 10
10 < 7 West Virginia Big 12 13-2 972 9
11 < 14 North Carolina ACC 14-3 902 12
12 < 18 Butler Big East 14-2 880 13
13 < 15 Oregon Pac-12 15-2 869 11
14 < 9 Louisville ACC 13-3 744 15
15 < 16 Xavier Big East 13-2 651 14
16 < 17 Arizona Pac-12 15-2 634 16
17 < 20 Purdue Big Ten 14-3 584 19
18 < 13 Wisconsin Big Ten 13-3 581 17
19 < 11 Virginia ACC 12-3 580 18
20 < 23 Notre Dame ACC 14-2 468 20
21 < 19 Saint Mary's West Coast 14-1 377 21
22 < 22 Cincinnati American 13-2 256 22
23 < 24 Florida SEC 12-3 252 23
24 < NR Minnesota Big Ten 15-2 167 24
25 < NR Kansas State Big 12 13-2 20 RV
25 < 25 USC Pac-12 15-2 20 25
RV < NR Seton Hall Big East 12-3 11 RV
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 10-4 7 RV
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 12-3 7 RV
RV < 25 Indiana Big Ten 11-5 6 RV
RV < 21 Virginia Tech ACC 12-3 6 RV
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 14-2 5 RV
RV < NR SMU American 14-3 5 RV
RV < NR Clemson ACC 11-4 4 RV
RV < NR UNC Wilmington Colonial 15-2 3 RV
RV < NR VCU Atlantic 10 13-3 3 NR
RV < NR Dayton Atlantic 10 12-3 2 RV
RV < NR Nevada Mountain West 14-3 2 NR
RV < NR Wichita State Missouri Valley 14-3 2 RV
NR < NR California Pac-12 11-5 0 RV
NR < NR Miami (FL) ACC 11-3 0 RV
NR < NR New Mexico State WAC 15-2 0 RV
NR < NR Northwestern Big Ten 13-4 0 RV
NR < NR Oakland Horizon 14-3 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 6 13.3 4938
Big 12 4 9.5 4117
Big East 4 9.5 4141
Pac-12 4 14.5 2956
Big Ten 3 19.7 1332
West Coast 2 13.0 1743
SEC 2 14.5 1579
American 1 22.0 256

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Baylor makes first ever appearance at #1 (1135 polls)
- Florida State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2012 poll (87 polls)
- Kansas State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/20/2014 poll (55 polls)
- Minnesota makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2/4/2013 poll (73 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Creighton's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Gonzaga's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Indiana's Top 25 streak ends at 14
- Saint Mary's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- UCLA's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Villanova's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Wisconsin's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Florida ties Oklahoma State for #30
- Purdue reaches 330 appearances
- Saint Mary's ties three others for #116
- UCLA reaches 680 appearances
- Villanova ties Iowa for #21
- West Virginia ties Vanderbilt for #44
- Wisconsin ties Utah for #38
- Xavier reaches 150 appearances and ties Iowa State for #52

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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