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December 22, 1986 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 1 UNLV
2 < 2 Purdue Big Ten
3 < 3 Iowa Big Ten
4 < 4 North Carolina ACC
5 < 6 Auburn SEC
6 < 7 Oklahoma Big 8
7 < 9 Syracuse Big East
8 < 8 Indiana Big Ten
9 < 5 Illinois Big Ten
10 < 10 Georgetown Big East
11 < 12 NC State ACC
12 < 11 Navy
13 < 13 Kansas Big 8
14 < 14 Pittsburgh
15 < 15 St. John's Big East
16 < 20 Temple
17 < 19 DePaul
18 < 18 Kentucky SEC
19 < 16 Georgia Tech ACC
20 < NR Florida SEC

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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