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January 30, 2017 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 3 Gonzaga (46) West Coast 22-0 1594 *1
2 < 5 Baylor (6) Big 12 20-1 1504 3
3 < 2 Kansas (9) Big 12 19-2 1503 *2
4 < 1 Villanova (4) Big East 20-2 1479 *4
5 < 7 Arizona Pac-12 20-2 1387 5
6 < 13 Louisville ACC 18-4 1237 7
7 < 18 West Virginia Big 12 17-4 1101 12
8 < 4 Kentucky SEC 17-4 1083 6
9 < 12 Virginia ACC 16-4 1061 11
10 < 15 Wisconsin Big Ten 18-3 1058 9
11 < 8 UCLA Pac-12 19-3 993 8
12 < 9 North Carolina ACC 19-4 965 10
13 < 10 Oregon Pac-12 19-3 863 13
14 < 19 Cincinnati American 19-2 756 14
15 < 6 Florida State ACC 18-4 727 16
16 < 11 Butler Big East 18-4 717 15
17 < 22 Maryland Big Ten 19-2 518 17
18 < 21 Saint Mary's West Coast 19-2 409 19
19 < 23 South Carolina SEC 17-4 384 20
20 < 14 Notre Dame ACC 17-5 363 18
21 < 17 Duke ACC 16-5 339 21
22 < 16 Creighton Big East 19-3 307 22
23 < 20 Purdue Big Ten 17-5 264 24
24 < 25 Florida SEC 16-5 213 23
25 < NR Northwestern Big Ten 18-4 106 RV
RV < NR SMU American 18-4 69 RV
RV < 24 Xavier Big East 15-6 67 25
RV < NR USC Pac-12 18-4 29 RV
RV < NR Wichita State Missouri Valley 19-4 8 RV
RV < NR Akron MAC 18-3 5 RV
RV < NR Middle Tennessee Conference USA 19-3 5 RV
RV < NR VCU Atlantic 10 16-5 3 NR
RV < NR Illinois State Missouri Valley 18-4 2 NR
RV < NR New Mexico State WAC 20-2 2 RV
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 16-5 2 NR
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 13-7 1 NR
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 15-6 1 NR
NR < NR Indiana Big Ten 14-8 0 RV
NR < NR Kansas State Big 12 15-6 0 RV
NR < NR Miami (FL) ACC 14-6 0 RV
NR < NR Nevada Mountain West 18-4 0 RV
NR < NR UNC Wilmington Colonial 20-3 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 6 13.8 4692
Big Ten 4 18.8 1946
Big 12 3 4.0 4108
Pac-12 3 9.7 3243
Big East 3 14.0 2503
SEC 3 17.0 1680
West Coast 2 9.5 2003
American 1 14.0 756

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Arizona makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 2015 poll (31 polls)
- Gonzaga makes first appearance at #1 since the final 2013 poll (70 polls)
- Northwestern makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/28/2009 poll (139 polls)
- Wisconsin makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 11/14/2016 poll (10 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Baylor's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Butler's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Gonzaga's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Kansas' Top 10 streak reaches 40
- Xavier's Top 25 streak ends at 29

Total Appearances:
- Baylor ties Texas A&M for #72
- Creighton reaches 80 appearances
- Gonzaga reaches 210 appearances
- Northwestern ties two others for #146
- Saint Mary's ties three others for #110
- Villanova ties Connecticut for #20

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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