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December 4, 2017 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Duke (65) ACC 10-0 1625 *1
2 < 2 Kansas Big 12 7-0 1525 *2
3 < 3 Michigan State Big Ten 7-1 1500 *3
4 < 4 Villanova Big East 8-0 1434 4
5 < 6 Florida SEC 5-1 1301 5
6 < 8 Wichita State American 6-1 1197 6
7 < 9 Texas A&M SEC 7-0 1192 9
8 < 7 Kentucky SEC 7-1 1174 7
9 < 5 Notre Dame ACC 7-1 1156 8
10 < 10 Miami (FL) ACC 7-0 1122 11
11 < 13 North Carolina ACC 8-1 999 10
12 < 15 Gonzaga West Coast 7-1 856 13
13 < 21 Xavier Big East 7-1 768 14
14 < 12 Minnesota Big Ten 8-1 758 15
15 < 18 Virginia ACC 8-0 728 12
16 < 20 Arizona State Pac-12 7-0 609 17
17 < 11 Cincinnati American 7-1 583 17
18 < 19 West Virginia Big 12 7-1 557 16
19 < NR Seton Hall Big East 7-1 405 19
20 < 23 TCU Big 12 8-0 311 20
21 < NR Purdue Big Ten 8-2 266 21
22 < NR Nevada Mountain West 8-0 199 24
23 < 16 Baylor Big 12 5-2 182 22
24 < NR Tennessee SEC 6-1 96 RV
25 < 14 USC Pac-12 4-2 90 25
RV < 22 Texas Tech Big 12 6-1 82 RV
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 7-1 75 23
RV < NR Rhode Island Atlantic 10 5-2 73 RV
RV < 25 Creighton Big East 5-2 53 RV
RV < 17 Louisville ACC 4-2 50 RV
RV < NR Texas Big 12 5-2 32 RV
RV < 24 Alabama SEC 6-2 21 RV
RV < NR SMU American 7-2 15 RV
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 7-0 11 NR
RV < NR Arizona Pac-12 5-3 10 RV
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 7-1 10 RV
RV < NR Georgia SEC 6-1 9 RV
RV < NR Washington State Pac-12 6-1 9 RV
RV < NR Oklahoma Big 12 5-1 7 RV
RV < NR Florida State ACC 6-0 6 RV
RV < NR Providence Big East 6-2 6 RV
RV < NR Clemson ACC 7-1 5 NR
RV < NR Valparaiso Missouri Valley 8-0 5 NR
RV < NR Georgetown Big East 6-0 4 NR
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 7-1 3 NR
RV < NR UT Arlington Sun Belt 7-1 3 RV
RV < NR Western Kentucky Conference USA 6-2 2 NR
RV < NR Towson Colonial 8-1 1 NR
NR < NR Boise State Mountain West 8-1 0 RV
NR < NR Butler Big East 6-2 0 RV
NR < NR Michigan Big Ten 7-2 0 RV
NR < NR Missouri SEC 6-2 0 RV
NR < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 6-2 0 RV
NR < NR San Diego State Mountain West 7-2 0 RV
NR < NR Syracuse ACC 6-1 0 RV
NR < NR Vermont America East 6-2 0 RV
NR < NR Virginia Tech ACC 7-1 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 5 9.2 5630
SEC 4 11.0 3763
Big 12 4 15.8 2575
Big East 3 12.0 2607
Big Ten 3 12.7 2524
American 2 11.5 1780
Pac-12 2 20.5 699
West Coast 1 12.0 856
Mountain West 1 22.0 199

MILESTONES
Last Appearances
- Florida makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 2014 poll (61 polls)
- Nevada makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2007 poll (197 polls)
- Tennessee makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/20/2010 poll (132 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Cincinnati's Top 25 streak reaches 20
- Louisville's Top 25 streak ends at 39
- Notre Dame's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- West Virginia's Top 25 streak reaches 40

Total Appearances:
- Miami (FL) reaches 80 appearances (#84)
- TCU ties Tulane for #110
- Texas A&M reaches 110 appearances and ties Boston College for #71
- Villanova ties Oklahoma for #19
- Wichita State ties Providence for #55

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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