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December 31, 2018 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Duke (35) ACC 11-1 1530 *1
2 < 2 Michigan (9) Big Ten 13-0 1478 *4
3 < 3 Tennessee (12) SEC 11-1 1469 *3
4 < 4 Virginia (4) ACC 11-0 1428 *2
5 < 5 Kansas (4) Big 12 11-1 1378 6
6 < 6 Nevada Mountain West 13-0 1317 5
7 < 7 Gonzaga West Coast 12-2 1200 8
8 < 8 Michigan State Big Ten 11-2 1146 7
9 < 9 Florida State ACC 11-1 1063 9
10 < 10 Virginia Tech ACC 11-1 934 10
11 < 11 Texas Tech Big 12 11-1 893 11
12 < 12 Auburn SEC 11-2 820 13
13 < 16 Kentucky SEC 10-2 799 14
14 < 13 Ohio State Big Ten 12-1 769 12
15 < 14 North Carolina ACC 9-3 744 15
16 < 18 Marquette Big East 11-2 595 18
17 < 19 Mississippi State SEC 12-1 572 16
18 < 20 NC State ACC 12-1 424 19
19 < 22 Houston American 13-0 368 17
20 < 21 Buffalo MAC 12-1 353 20
21 < 23 Indiana Big Ten 11-2 330 22
22 < 15 Wisconsin Big Ten 10-3 250 23
23 < 25 Oklahoma Big 12 11-1 244 25
24 < NR Nebraska Big Ten 11-2 204 23
25 < 24 Iowa Big Ten 11-2 182 20
RV < 17 Arizona State Pac-12 9-3 116 RV
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 10-2 61 RV
RV < NR Villanova Big East 9-4 43 RV
RV < NR Seton Hall Big East 10-3 24 RV
RV < NR TCU Big 12 11-1 20 RV
RV < NR Cincinnati American 11-2 14 RV
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 10-2 10 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 8-4 6 RV
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 8-5 6 RV
RV < NR Toledo MAC 12-1 5 RV
RV < NR Louisville ACC 9-4 3 NR
RV < NR North Texas Conference USA 13-1 1 RV
RV < NR St. John's Big East 12-1 1 RV
NR < NR Furman Southern 12-2 0 RV
NR < NR UCF American 10-2 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 7 16.6 4359
ACC 6 9.5 6123
SEC 4 11.3 3660
Big 12 3 13.0 2515
Mountain West 1 6.0 1317
West Coast 1 7.0 1200
Big East 1 16.0 595
American 1 19.0 368
MAC 1 20.0 353

MILESTONES
Last Appearances

Weekly Streaks:
- Kansas' Top 5 streak reaches 10
- Kentucky's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Auburn ties Arizona State for #74
- Buffalo ties five others for #156
- Michigan ties Georgetown for #14
- Michigan State reaches 440 appearances (#11)
- Mississippi State ties New Mexico for #55
- Nevada ties Saint Mary's for #100

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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