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2019 Preseason AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 4 Kansas (37) Big 12 0-0 1581
2 < 18 Kentucky (19) SEC 0-0 1529
3 < 8 Gonzaga (1) West Coast 0-0 1461
4 < 9 Duke (4) ACC 0-0 1452
5 < 1 Virginia (2) ACC 0-0 1286
6 < 13 Tennessee (1) SEC 0-0 1268
7 < 24 Nevada Mountain West 0-0 1230
8 < 10 North Carolina ACC 0-0 1221
9 < 2 Villanova (1) Big East 0-0 1085
10 < 5 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 1024
11 < 19 Auburn SEC 0-0 974
12 < NR Kansas State Big 12 0-0 922
13 < 15 West Virginia Big 12 0-0 678
14 < NR Oregon Pac-12 0-0 638
15 < NR Virginia Tech ACC 0-0 630
16 < NR Syracuse ACC 0-0 620
17 < NR Florida State ACC 0-0 530
18 < NR Mississippi State SEC 0-0 451
19 < 7 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 437
20 < NR TCU Big 12 0-0 311
21 < NR UCLA Pac-12 0-0 297
22 < 20 Clemson ACC 0-0 268
23 < NR LSU SEC 0-0 187
24 < 11 Purdue Big Ten 0-0 170
25 < NR Washington Pac-12 0-0 165
RV < NR Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 0-0 162
RV < NR Marquette Big East 0-0 124
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 0-0 98
RV < 23 Florida SEC 0-0 71
RV < NR Nebraska Big Ten 0-0 35
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 0-0 28
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 24
RV < NR Notre Dame ACC 0-0 22
RV < 6 Cincinnati American 0-0 21
RV < NR Alabama SEC 0-0 15
RV < NR UCF American 0-0 15
RV < 12 Arizona Pac-12 0-0 14
RV < NR Buffalo MAC 0-0 14
RV < NR Louisville ACC 0-0 11
RV < 22 Miami (FL) ACC 0-0 10
RV < NR San Diego State Mountain West 0-0 9
RV < NR Butler Big East 0-0 6
RV < 14 Texas Tech Big 12 0-0 6
RV < NR USC Pac-12 0-0 6
RV < NR Texas Big 12 0-0 5
RV < NR Arizona State Pac-12 0-0 3
RV < NR St. John's Big East 0-0 3
RV < NR Providence Big East 0-0 2
RV < 3 Xavier Big East 0-0 2
RV < NR Davidson Atlantic 10 0-0 1
RV < NR Marshall Conference USA 0-0 1
RV < NR Missouri SEC 0-0 1
RV < NR NC State ACC 0-0 1
NR < 21 Houston American 0-0 0
NR < 17 Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 0
NR < 25 Saint Mary's West Coast 0-0 0
NR < 16 Wichita State American 0-0 0
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 7 12.4 6007
SEC 5 12.0 4409
Big 12 4 11.5 3492
Big Ten 3 17.7 1631
Pac-12 3 20.0 1100
West Coast 1 3.0 1461
Mountain West 1 7.0 1230
Big East 1 9.0 1085

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Gonzaga makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 2017 poll (19 polls)
- Kansas makes first appearance at #1 since the 3/6/2017 poll (20 polls)
- Kansas State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/9/2017 poll (28 polls)
- Kentucky makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 2018 preseason poll (18 polls)
- LSU makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/23/2015 poll (54 polls)
- Mississippi State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2/6/2012 poll (121 polls)
- Nevada makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 3/5/2007 poll (213 polls)
- Oregon makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2017 poll (19 polls)
- Syracuse makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/28/2016 poll (34 polls)
- Tennessee makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/13/2010 poll (148 polls)
- UCLA makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/20/2017 poll (16 polls)
- Virginia Tech makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/2/2017 poll (29 polls)
- Washington makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/29/2014 poll (68 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Arizona's Top 25 streak ends at 14
- Cincinnati's Top 25 streak ends at 34
- Michigan's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Michigan State's Top 10 and Top 25 streaks reach 20
- Texas Tech's Top 25 streak ends at 14
- Villanova's Top 5 streak ends at 18
- Wichita State's Top 25 streak ends at 23
- Xavier's Top 25 streak ends at 19

Total Appearances:
- Tennessee ties UNLV for #35
- Villanova reaches 370 appearances (#18)
- Virginia Tech ties Saint Mary's for #99

Total Appearances - Preseason:
- Purdue reaches 20 appearances (#19)
- Virginia reaches 15 appearances (#30)

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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