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December 13, 2021 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 2 Baylor (61) Big 12 9-0 1525 *1
2 < 3 Duke ACC 7-1 1429 *2
3 < 1 Purdue Big Ten 9-1 1319 4
4 < 4 UCLA Pac-12 9-1 1312 3
5 < 5 Gonzaga West Coast 8-2 1291 4
6 < 9 Alabama SEC 8-1 1202 *8
7 < 8 Kansas Big 12 8-1 1181 7
8 < 11 Arizona Pac-12 9-0 1172 6
9 < 6 Villanova Big East 7-3 924 10
10 < 16 USC Pac-12 10-0 810 9
11 < 17 Iowa State Big 12 10-0 798 11
12 < 19 Michigan State Big Ten 9-2 707 12
13 < 18 Auburn SEC 8-1 693 14
14 < 14 Houston American 8-2 683 13
15 < 21 Ohio State Big Ten 8-2 656 15
16 < 23 Seton Hall Big East 9-1 635 16
17 < 7 Texas Big 12 6-2 583 17
18 < 13 Tennessee SEC 7-2 390 18
19 < 25 LSU SEC 9-0 376 20
20 < 15 Connecticut Big East 9-2 360 22
21 < 10 Kentucky SEC 7-2 345 21
22 < NR Xavier Big East 9-1 301 25
23 < NR Colorado State Mountain West 10-0 251 23
24 < 12 Arkansas SEC 9-1 241 19
25 < NR Texas Tech Big 12 7-1 164 24
RV < 22 Wisconsin Big Ten 156 RV
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 85 RV
RV < NR Providence Big East 57 RV
RV < NR Oklahoma Big 12 46 RV
RV < NR San Francisco West Coast 36 RV
RV < NR Illinois Big Ten 31 RV
RV < NR West Virginia Big 12 24 RV
RV < NR Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 20 RV
RV < NR Michigan Big Ten 8 NR
RV < NR St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 6 RV
RV < 24 BYU West Coast 4 RV
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 3 RV
RV < NR Creighton Big East 1 NR
NR < 20 Florida SEC 0 RV
NR < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 0 RV
NR < NR Weber State Big Sky 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 16.8 3247
Big 12 5 12.2 4251
Big East 4 16.8 2220
Pac-12 3 7.3 3294
Big Ten 3 10.0 2682
ACC 1 2.0 1429
West Coast 1 5.0 1291
American 1 14.0 683
Mountain West 1 23.0 251

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Arizona makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/29/2018 poll (68 polls)
- Colorado State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/29/2014 poll (130 polls)
- USC makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 11/20/2017 poll (78 polls)

Weekly Streaks

Total Appearances:
- Alabama reaches 310 appearances (#27)
- Auburn reaches 140 appearances (#63)
- Colorado State ties Hamline for #156
- Seton Hall reaches 130 appearances (#68)
- Xavier reaches 180 appearances (#50)

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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