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February 19, 2018 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference W-L Points Coaches
1 < 1 Virginia (42) ACC 24-2 1601 *2
2 < 2 Michigan State (19) Big Ten 26-3 1565 *1
3 < 3 Villanova (4) Big East 24-3 1509 *3
4 < 4 Xavier Big East 24-4 1398 4
5 < 12 Duke ACC 22-5 1292 5
6 < 9 Gonzaga West Coast 25-4 1206 6
6 < 7 Texas Tech Big 12 22-5 1206 7
8 < 13 Kansas Big 12 21-6 1166 8
9 < 6 Purdue Big Ten 24-5 1130 9
10 < 14 North Carolina ACC 21-7 1074 10
11 < 5 Cincinnati American 23-4 954 11
12 < 10 Auburn SEC 23-4 873 13
13 < 19 Wichita State American 21-5 870 12
14 < 17 Arizona Pac-12 21-6 831 14
15 < 11 Clemson ACC 20-6 683 17
16 < 8 Ohio State Big Ten 22-7 680 15
17 < 22 Michigan Big Ten 22-7 615 16
18 < 16 Rhode Island Atlantic 10 21-4 455 18
19 < 18 Tennessee SEC 19-7 427 19
20 < 24 Nevada Mountain West 23-5 330 22
21 < 20 West Virginia Big 12 19-8 329 21
22 < 15 Saint Mary's West Coast 25-4 291 20
23 < NR Houston American 21-5 263 23
24 < NR Middle Tennessee Conference USA 22-5 87 24
25 < NR Florida State ACC 19-8 63 RV
RV < NR Baylor Big 12 17-10 52 RV
RV < NR Kentucky SEC 18-9 33 RV
RV < 25 Arizona State Pac-12 19-7 32 25
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 19-8 23 RV
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 19-8 20 RV
RV < NR St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 20-6 13 RV
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 19-8 12 RV
RV < NR Creighton Big East 19-8 10 RV
RV < NR Penn State Big Ten 19-10 6 NR
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 19-8 5 RV
RV < NR Missouri SEC 18-9 5 NR
RV < NR TCU Big 12 18-9 4 RV
RV < 21 Texas A&M SEC 17-10 4 RV
RV < NR Butler Big East 18-10 2 RV
RV < NR Loyola-Chicago Missouri Valley 23-5 2 RV
RV < NR Alabama SEC 17-10 1 NR
RV < NR Boise State Mountain West 21-6 1 RV
RV < NR East Tennessee State Southern 23-5 1 RV
RV < 23 Oklahoma Big 12 16-10 1 RV
NR < NR Florida SEC 17-10 0 RV
NR < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 23-4 0 RV
NR < NR Miami (FL) ACC 18-8 0 RV
NR < NR Nebraska Big Ten 20-9 0 RV
NR < NR New Mexico State WAC 22-5 0 RV
NR < NR Seton Hall Big East 18-9 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 5 11.2 4713
Big Ten 4 11.0 3990
Big 12 3 11.7 2701
American 3 15.7 2087
Big East 2 3.5 2907
West Coast 2 14.0 1497
SEC 2 15.5 1300
Pac-12 1 14.0 831
Atlantic 10 1 18.0 455
Mountain West 1 20.0 330
Conference USA 1 24.0 87

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Houston makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/12/2005 poll (240 polls)
- Middle Tennessee makes first ever appearance in the Top 25 (1160 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Duke's Top 25 streak reaches 40
- Wichita State's Top 25 streak reaches 20

Total Appearances:
- Auburn ties California for #77
- Clemson ties three others for #58
- Duke reaches 790 appearances (#3)
- Florida State ties three others for #58
- Middle Tennessee ties several others for #186
- Nevada ties two others for #108
- Rhode Island ties Murray State for #121
- Wichita State ties Washington for #52

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.
  • Poll dates from 1948-49 to 2006-07 fall on Tuesdays with a few exceptions. Dates from 2007-08 to present fall on Mondays.

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