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January 20, 1986 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 1 North Carolina ACC
2 < 3 Duke ACC
3 < 6 Memphis
4 < 5 Georgia Tech ACC
5 < 7 Oklahoma Big 8
6 < 2 Michigan Big Ten
7 < 8 Kansas Big 8
8 < 9 St. John's Big East
9 < 4 Syracuse Big East
10 < 10 UNLV
11 < 11 Kentucky SEC
12 < 15 Georgetown Big East
13 < 18 Louisville
14 < 14 LSU SEC
15 < 19 Purdue Big Ten
16 < 13 Notre Dame
17 < 20 Bradley
18 < 12 UAB
19 < 17 UTEP
20 < 16 Virginia Tech

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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