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December 10, 2018 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Rec Points Coaches
1 < 2 Kansas (57) Big 12 8-0 1583 *1
2 < 3 Duke (4) ACC 9-1 1454 *2
3 < 7 Tennessee (1) SEC 7-1 1421 4
4 < 1 Gonzaga (1) West Coast 9-1 1412 *6
5 < 5 Michigan (1) Big Ten 10-0 1398 *5
6 < 4 Virginia (1) ACC 9-0 1384 *3
7 < 6 Nevada Mountain West 10-0 1283 7
8 < 8 Auburn SEC 8-1 1151 8
9 < 10 Michigan State Big Ten 8-2 1066 9
10 < 11 Florida State ACC 8-1 991 10
11 < 13 Texas Tech Big 12 8-0 914 11
12 < 14 North Carolina ACC 7-2 890 12
13 < 15 Virginia Tech ACC 8-1 833 13
14 < 17 Buffalo MAC 9-0 664 15
15 < 19 Ohio State Big Ten 8-1 621 14
16 < 12 Wisconsin Big Ten 8-2 599 19
17 < 21 Villanova Big East 8-2 532 16
18 < 22 Mississippi State SEC 8-1 441 17
19 < 9 Kentucky SEC 7-2 385 18
20 < 20 Arizona State Pac-12 7-1 351 20
21 < NR Marquette Big East 8-2 281 RV
22 < 18 Iowa Big Ten 7-2 208 21
23 < 25 Furman Southern 10-0 189 RV
24 < NR Houston American 8-0 173 22
25 < NR Indiana Big Ten 8-2 118 RV
25 < 16 Kansas State Big 12 6-2 118 24
25 < NR Syracuse ACC 7-2 118 RV
RV < 24 Nebraska Big Ten 8-2 115 25
RV < 23 Maryland Big Ten 8-2 105 23
RV < NR Oklahoma Big 12 8-1 82 RV
RV < NR Cincinnati American 9-1 73 RV
RV < NR St. John's Big East 9-0 57 RV
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 6-4 40 RV
RV < NR NC State ACC 8-1 26 RV
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 8-2 19 RV
RV < NR TCU Big 12 7-1 13 RV
RV < NR San Francisco West Coast 8-1 5 NR
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 7-2 3 RV
RV < NR Butler Big East 7-2 2 NR
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 8-2 2 NR
RV < NR Davidson Atlantic 10 8-1 1 NR
RV < NR Florida SEC 5-4 1 RV
RV < NR NJIT Atlantic Sun 9-2 1 NR
RV < NR Seton Hall Big East 6-3 1 NR
RV < NR Texas Big 12 6-3 1 RV
NR < NR Arizona Pac-12 7-3 0 RV
NR < NR Creighton Big East 6-3 0 RV
NR < NR North Texas Conference USA 10-1 0 RV
NR < NR UCF American 7-2 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 6 11.3 5670
Big Ten 6 15.3 4010
SEC 4 12.0 3398
Big 12 3 12.3 2615
Big East 2 19.0 813
West Coast 1 4.0 1412
Mountain West 1 7.0 1283
MAC 1 14.0 664
Pac-12 1 20.0 351
Southern 1 23.0 189
American 1 24.0 173

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Florida State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/23/2017 poll (31 polls)
- Indiana makes first first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/2/2017 poll (34 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Duke's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Kansas' Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Virginia's Top 5 streak ends at 15

Total Appearances:
- Arizona State ties La Salle for #74
- Buffalo ties four others for #167
- Florida State ties Clemson for #58
- Furman ties five others for #184
- Syracuse reaches 550 appearances (#8)
- Wisconsin ties Texas for #37

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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