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January 22, 2018 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference W-L Points Coaches
1 < 1 Villanova (63) Big East 18-1 1623 *1
2 < 2 Virginia (1) ACC 18-1 1537 2
3 < 3 Purdue (1) Big Ten 19-2 1499 *3
4 < 5 Duke ACC 17-2 1439 4
5 < 10 Kansas Big 12 16-3 1338 5
6 < 9 Michigan State Big Ten 17-3 1243 6
7 < 6 West Virginia Big 12 16-3 1217 7
8 < 11 Xavier Big East 18-3 1180 8
9 < 12 Cincinnati American 17-2 1087 8
10 < 15 North Carolina ACC 16-4 1014 10
11 < 14 Arizona Pac-12 16-4 974 12
12 < 4 Oklahoma Big 12 14-4 917 11
13 < 22 Ohio State Big Ten 17-4 787 13
14 < 8 Texas Tech Big 12 15-4 763 14
15 < 13 Gonzaga West Coast 17-4 610 15
16 < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 19-2 571 18
17 < 7 Wichita State American 15-4 547 16
18 < 20 Clemson ACC 16-3 474 17
19 < 17 Auburn SEC 17-2 470 19
20 < NR Florida SEC 14-5 366 22
21 < 16 Arizona State Pac-12 15-4 353 20
22 < 21 Tennessee SEC 13-5 260 21
23 < NR Nevada Mountain West 18-3 190 RV
24 < NR Rhode Island Atlantic 10 15-3 189 23
25 < 23 Michigan Big Ten 17-5 123 25
RV < 25 Miami (FL) ACC 14-4 83 24
RV < NR Louisville ACC 15-4 81 RV
RV < 24 TCU Big 12 14-5 45 RV
RV < 18 Kentucky SEC 14-5 38 RV
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 14-5 35 RV
RV < 19 Seton Hall Big East 15-5 25 RV
RV < NR Creighton Big East 15-5 20 RV
RV < NR Florida State ACC 14-5 14 RV
RV < NR Houston American 15-4 5 NR
RV < NR New Mexico State WAC 17-3 4 RV
RV < NR Boise State Mountain West 16-4 2 RV
RV < NR Providence Big East 14-6 2 RV
NR < NR Alabama SEC 13-6 0 RV
NR < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 17-3 0 RV
NR < NR Middle Tennessee Conference USA 14-5 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 4 8.5 4464
Big 12 4 9.5 4235
Big Ten 4 11.8 3652
SEC 3 20.3 1096
Big East 2 4.5 2803
American 2 13.0 1634
West Coast 2 15.5 1181
Pac-12 2 16.0 1327
Mountain West 1 23.0 190
Atlantic 10 1 24.0 189

MILESTONES
Last Appearances
- Cincinnati makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 2/17/2014 poll (72 polls)
- Rhode Island makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/28/2016 poll (26 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Kentucky's Top 25 streak ends at 68
- Miami (FL)'s Top 25 streak ends at 11

Total Appearances:
- Arizona reaches 530 appearances (#9)
- Clemson ties BYU for #61
- Nevada ties Tulane for #111
- North Carolina reaches 890 appearances (#1)
- Purdue reaches 350 appearances (#21)
- Wichita State reaches 150 appearances (#54)

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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