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December 3, 2018 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Gonzaga (43) West Coast 8-0 1578 *1
2 < 2 Kansas (19) Big 12 6-0 1539 *2
3 < 3 Duke (1) ACC 7-1 1463 3
4 < 4 Virginia (1) ACC 7-0 1367 4
5 < 7 Michigan Big Ten 8-0 1339 *5
6 < 5 Nevada Mountain West 8-0 1300 6
7 < 6 Tennessee SEC 6-1 1238 7
8 < 8 Auburn SEC 6-1 1154 9
9 < 10 Kentucky SEC 7-1 1070 8
10 < 9 Michigan State Big Ten 6-2 915 10
11 < 15 Florida State ACC 6-1 871 11
12 < 22 Wisconsin Big Ten 7-1 809 16
13 < 20 Texas Tech Big 12 7-0 783 13
14 < 11 North Carolina ACC 6-2 782 12
15 < 13 Virginia Tech ACC 6-1 675 14
16 < 12 Kansas State Big 12 6-1 629 15
17 < 21 Buffalo MAC 7-0 515 18
18 < 14 Iowa Big Ten 6-1 417 19
19 < 16 Ohio State Big Ten 7-1 385 17
20 < NR Arizona State Pac-12 7-0 384 20
21 < 23 Villanova Big East 6-2 356 21
22 < 25 Mississippi State SEC 6-1 243 22
23 < 24 Maryland Big Ten 7-1 204 23
24 < NR Nebraska Big Ten 7-1 176 25
25 < NR Furman Southern 8-0 101 RV
RV < 19 Purdue Big Ten 5-3 100 24
RV < NR Syracuse ACC 5-2 62 RV
RV < NR Marquette Big East 6-2 47 RV
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 6-1 46 RV
RV < 17 Texas Big 12 5-2 44 RV
RV < NR Creighton Big East 6-2 42 RV
RV < NR St. John's Big East 7-0 39 RV
RV < NR Houston American 6-0 30 RV
RV < NR NC State ACC 7-1 14 RV
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 6-2 13 RV
RV < NR Arizona Pac-12 6-2 12 NR
RV < NR Clemson ACC 5-2 11 RV
RV < NR Louisville ACC 5-2 11 NR
RV < NR Radford Big South 6-1 9 RV
RV < NR TCU Big 12 5-1 9 NR
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 5-1 3 NR
RV < NR Notre Dame ACC 6-1 3 NR
RV < 18 Oregon Pac-12 4-3 3 RV
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 6-2 3 RV
RV < NR Boston College ACC 6-1 2 NR
RV < NR Florida SEC 4-3 2 RV
RV < NR Davidson Atlantic 10 7-1 1 NR
RV < NR Oklahoma Big 12 6-1 1 NR
NR < NR Cincinnati American 7-1 0 RV
NR < NR LSU SEC 6-2 0 RV
NR < NR North Texas Conference USA 8-1 0 RV
NR < NR Pittsburgh ACC 7-1 0 RV
NR < NR UCF American 6-2 0 RV
NR < NR West Virginia Big 12 5-2 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 7 15.9 4245
ACC 5 9.4 5158
SEC 4 11.5 3705
Big 12 3 10.3 2951
West Coast 1 1.0 1578
Mountain West 1 6.0 1300
MAC 1 17.0 515
Pac-12 1 20.0 384
Big East 1 21.0 356
Southern 1 25.0 101

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Furman makes first ever appearance in the Top 25 (1168 polls)
- Michigan makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 2/25/2013 poll (103 polls)
- Nebraska makes first first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/17/2014 poll (78 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Gonzaga's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Purdue's Top 25 streak ends at 19
- Tennessee's Top 25 streak reaches 20

Total Appearances:
- Buffalo ties 3 others for #171
- Furman ties 14 others for #189
- Gonzaga reaches 240 appearances (#39)
- Iowa ties Connecticut for #22
- Nebraska ties 3 others for #114
- Virginia reaches 280 appearances (#30)

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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