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1986 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L PTS
1 < 1 Duke (63) ACC 32-2 1279
2 < 2 Kansas (1) Big 8 31-3 1213
3 < 3 Kentucky SEC 29-3 1123
4 < 5 St. John's (NY) Big East 30-4 1082
5 < 7 Michigan Big Ten 27-4 995
6 < 6 Georgia Tech ACC 25-6 958
7 < 11 Louisville 26-7 839
8 < 4 North Carolina ACC 26-5 809
9 < 8 Syracuse Big East 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 Big East 23-7 468
14 < 9 Bradley (IL) 31-2 461
15 < 15 Oklahoma Big 8 26-8 318
16 < 16 Indiana Big Ten 21-7 272
17 < 18 Navy 27-4 248
18 < 17 Michigan State Big Ten 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 ACC 48
RV < NR Saint Joseph's (PA) 46
RV < NR Pepperdine (CA) 40
RV < NR Virginia ACC 36
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 34
RV < NR Arizona Pac-10 17
RV < 20 North Carolina State ACC 17
RV < NR Iowa State Big 8 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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