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1986 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank

 

Team (FPV)

 

Conference

 

W-L

 

PTS

1

 < 1

 

Duke (63)

 

 

32-2

 

1279

2

 < 2

 

Kansas (1)

 

 

31-3

 

1213

3

 < 3

 

Kentucky

 

SEC

 

29-3

 

1123

4

 < 5

 

St. John's (NY)

 

 

30-4

 

1082

5

 < 7

 

Michigan

 

Big Ten

 

27-4

 

995

6

 < 6

 

Georgia Tech

 

 

25-6

 

958

7

 < 11

 

Louisville

 

 

26-7

 

839

8

 < 4

 

North Carolina

 

 

26-5

 

809

9

 < 8

 

Syracuse

 

 

25-5

 

805

10

 < 12

 

Notre Dame

 

 

23-5

 

647

11

 < 13

 

UNLV

 

 

31-4

 

585

12

 < 10

 

Memphis

 

 

27-5

 

554

13

 < 14

 

Georgetown

 

 

23-7

 

468

14

 < 9

 

Bradley (IL)

 

 

31-2

 

461

15

 < 15

 

Oklahoma

 

 

26-8

 

318

16

 < 16

 

Indiana

 

Big Ten

 

21-7

 

272

17

 < 18

 

Navy

 

 

27-4

 

248

18

 < 17

 

Michigan State

 

 

21-7

 

182

19

 < 19

 

Illinois

 

Big Ten

 

21-9

 

159

20

 < NR

 

UTEP

 

 

27-5

 

83

RV

 < NR

 

Alabama

 

SEC

 

 

56

RV

 < NR

 

Maryland

 

 

 

48

RV

 < NR

 

Saint Joseph's (PA)

 

 

 

46

RV

 < NR

 

Pepperdine (CA)

 

 

 

40

RV

 < NR

 

Virginia

 

 

 

36

RV

 < NR

 

Purdue

 

Big Ten

 

 

34

RV

 < NR

 

Arizona

 

 

 

17

RV

 < 20

 

North Carolina State

 

 

 

17

RV

 < NR

 

Iowa State

 

 

 

12

RV

 < NR

 

Xavier (OH)

 

 

 

8

RV

 < NR

 

LSU

 

SEC

 

 

7

RV

 < NR

 

UAB

 

 

 

6

RV

 < NR

 

Auburn

 

SEC

 

 

5

RV

 < NR

 

Jacksonville

 

 

 

5

RV

 < NR

 

Tulsa

 

 

 

5

RV

 < NR

 

Cleveland State (OH)

 

 

 

4

RV

 < NR

 

Iowa

 

Big Ten

 

 

4

RV

 < NR

 

Old Dominion

 

 

 

4

RV

 < NR

 

Temple

 

 

 

2

RV

 < NR

 

Northeastern (MA)

 

 

 

1

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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