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January 1, 2018 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 2 Michigan State (43) Big Ten 14-1 1600
2 < 4 Duke (21) ACC 13-1 1556
3 < 1 Villanova (1) Big East 13-1 1444
4 < 3 Arizona State Pac-12 12-1 1336
5 < 6 Xavier Big East 14-1 1325
6 < 7 West Virginia Big 12 12-1 1304
7 < 12 Oklahoma Big 12 11-1 1160
8 < 9 Virginia ACC 12-1 1048
9 < 8 Wichita State American 11-2 1026
10 < 11 Kansas Big 12 11-2 963
11 < 5 Texas A&M SEC 11-2 894
12 < 13 North Carolina ACC 12-2 890
13 < 14 Purdue Big Ten 13-2 883
14 < 17 Arizona Pac-12 11-3 832
15 < 15 Miami (FL) ACC 12-1 782
16 < 10 TCU Big 12 12-1 760
17 < 16 Kentucky SEC 11-2 742
18 < 22 Texas Tech Big 12 12-1 483
19 < 21 Cincinnati American 12-2 410
19 < 20 Gonzaga West Coast 12-3 410
21 < 23 Seton Hall Big East 13-2 353
22 < NR Arkansas SEC 11-2 254
23 < 19 Tennessee SEC 9-3 198
24 < 24 Florida State ACC 11-2 119
25 < NR Clemson ACC 12-1 104
RV < 18 Baylor Big 12 10-3 83
RV < 25 Creighton Big East 11-3 54
RV < NR Notre Dame ACC 11-3 37
RV < NR Butler Big East 12-3 23
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 11-3 14
RV < NR Texas Big 12 9-4 10
RV < NR St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 11-2 7
RV < NR SMU American 12-3 5
RV < NR Auburn SEC 12-1 4
RV < NR Syracuse ACC 12-2 4
RV < NR Nevada Mountain West 13-3 2
RV < NR Rhode Island Atlantic 10 9-3 2
RV < NR Alabama SEC 9-4 1
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 12-1 1
RV < NR NC State ACC 10-4 1
RV < NR New Mexico State WAC 12-3 1
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 6 14.3 4499
Big 12 5 11.4 4670
SEC 4 18.3 2088
Big East 3 9.7 3122
Big Ten 2 7.0 2483
Pac-12 2 9.0 2168
American 2 14.0 1436
West Coast 1 19.0 410

MILESTONES
Last Appearances
- Arkansas makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2015 poll (46 polls)
- Clemson makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/18/2010 poll (151 polls)
- Michigan State makes first appearance at #1 since the 12/28/2015 poll (38 polls)
- Oklahoma makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2016 poll (27 polls)
- Xavier makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 3/7/2016 poll (28 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Baylor's Top 25 streak ends at 25
- Duke's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Kansas' Top 25 streak reaches 170
- North Carolina's Top 25 streak reaches 70

Total Appearances:
- Arizona State reaches 100 appearances (#75)
- Clemson ties Houston for #64
- TCU reaches 40 appearances (#107)

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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