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February 12, 2018 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 2 Virginia (30) ACC 23-2 1557 *3
2 < 4 Michigan State (21) Big Ten 24-3 1527 *1
3 < 1 Villanova (9) Big East 23-2 1518 *2
4 < 5 Xavier (5) Big East 23-3 1465 *4
5 < 6 Cincinnati American 23-2 1359 *5
6 < 3 Purdue Big Ten 23-4 1269 7
7 < 7 Texas Tech Big 12 21-4 1258 6
8 < 14 Ohio State Big Ten 22-5 1094 9
9 < 12 Gonzaga West Coast 23-4 1063 8
10 < 8 Auburn SEC 22-3 1025 11
11 < 16 Clemson ACC 20-4 945 12
12 < 9 Duke ACC 20-5 942 10
13 < 10 Kansas Big 12 19-6 816 13
14 < 21 North Carolina ACC 19-7 763 16
15 < 11 Saint Mary's West Coast 24-3 683 15
16 < 18 Rhode Island Atlantic 10 20-3 666 14
17 < 13 Arizona Pac-12 20-6 594 19
18 < 15 Tennessee SEC 18-6 580 17
19 < 22 Wichita State American 19-5 495 18
20 < 19 West Virginia Big 12 18-7 339 20
21 < NR Texas A&M SEC 17-8 241 RV
22 < 20 Michigan Big Ten 20-7 239 21
23 < 17 Oklahoma Big 12 16-8 152 23
24 < 23 Nevada Mountain West 21-5 87 24
25 < NR Arizona State Pac-12 19-6 83 22
RV < NR New Mexico State WAC 22-3 66 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 17-8 48 RV
RV < NR Creighton Big East 18-7 44 25
RV < NR Butler Big East 17-9 43 RV
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 18-7 29 RV
RV < NR Middle Tennessee Conference USA 20-5 26 RV
RV < NR Alabama SEC 16-9 22 RV
RV < NR Houston American 19-5 16 RV
RV < NR Nebraska Big Ten 19-8 15 RV
RV < NR Missouri SEC 17-8 14 NR
RV < 25 Miami (FL) ACC 18-6 10 RV
RV < 24 Kentucky SEC 17-8 8 RV
RV < NR TCU Big 12 17-8 8 RV
RV < NR East Tennessee State Southern 22-4 5 RV
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 15-10 4 NR
RV < NR St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 18-6 3 NR
RV < NR Louisville ACC 18-8 2 RV
RV < NR Florida State ACC 17-8 1 NR
RV < NR Vermont America East 21-5 1 NR
NR < NR Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 21-5 0 RV
NR < NR Seton Hall Big East 17-8 0 RV
NR < NR UCLA Pac-12 17-8 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 4 9.5 4129
ACC 4 9.5 4207
Big 12 4 15.8 2565
SEC 3 16.3 1846
Big East 2 3.5 2983
American 2 12.0 1854
West Coast 2 12.0 1746
Pac-12 2 21.0 677
Atlantic 10 1 16.0 666
Mountain West 1 24.0 87

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Cincinnati makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 2002 poll (302 polls)
- Gonzaga makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 2/20/2012 poll (14 polls)
- Ohio State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/6/2014 poll (81 polls)
- Virginia makes first appearance at #1 since the 12/20/1982 poll (650 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Arizona's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Cincinnati's Top 25 streak reaches 30
- Duke's Top 10 streak ends at 15
- Texas Tech's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- West Virginia's Top 25 streak reaches 50

Total Appearances:
- Clemson ties Florida State for #60
- Gonzaga ties Minnesota for #40
- Wichita State ties Iowa State 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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