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December 16, 1996 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 1 Kansas Big 12
2 < 2 Wake Forest ACC
3 < 3 Kentucky SEC
4 < 5 Michigan Big Ten
5 < 6 Iowa State Big 12
6 < 8 Arizona Pac-10
7 < 7 Cincinnati
8 < 10 Clemson ACC
9 < 9 Utah
10 < 4 Villanova
11 < 14 Duke ACC
12 < 11 North Carolina ACC
13 < 12 Indiana Big Ten
14 < 13 Texas Big 12
15 < 15 New Mexico
16 < 17 Minnesota Big Ten
17 < 19 Xavier
18 < 22 Louisville
19 < 20 Arkansas SEC
20 < 24 Alabama SEC
21 < 16 Fresno State
22 < 21 Stanford Pac-10
23 < 18 Texas Tech Big 12
24 < 23 UCLA Pac-10
25 < NR Maryland ACC

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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