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December 17, 2018 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Kansas (56) Big 12 9-0 1586 *1
2 < 2 Duke (5) ACC 9-1 1488 *2
3 < 3 Tennessee (2) SEC 8-1 1464 4
4 < 5 Michigan (1) Big Ten 11-0 1442 *5
5 < 6 Virginia (1) ACC 9-0 1400 3
6 < 7 Nevada Mountain West 11-0 1319 6
7 < 8 Auburn SEC 9-1 1156 7
8 < 4 Gonzaga West Coast 9-2 1147 9
9 < 12 North Carolina ACC 8-2 1126 10
10 < 9 Michigan State Big Ten 9-2 1070 8
11 < 10 Florida State ACC 8-1 949 12
12 < 11 Texas Tech Big 12 10-0 912 11
13 < 13 Virginia Tech ACC 9-1 838 13
14 < 14 Buffalo MAC 10-0 684 15
15 < 15 Ohio State Big Ten 9-1 647 14
16 < 16 Wisconsin Big Ten 9-2 619 17
17 < 18 Mississippi State SEC 9-1 529 16
18 < 20 Arizona State Pac-12 8-1 415 19
19 < 19 Kentucky SEC 8-2 377 18
20 < 21 Marquette Big East 8-2 350 23
21 < 24 Houston American 10-0 266 20
22 < 25 Indiana Big Ten 9-2 226 RV
23 < 22 Iowa Big Ten 8-2 224 21
24 < 23 Furman Southern 12-0 208 25
25 < NR Nebraska Big Ten 9-2 156 22
RV < NR Oklahoma Big 12 9-1 115 RV
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 9-2 103 24
RV < 25 Kansas State Big 12 7-2 90 RV
RV < NR St. John's Big East 10-0 59 RV
RV < 17 Villanova Big East 8-4 52 RV
RV < NR NC State ACC 9-1 38 RV
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 6-5 20 RV
RV < NR TCU Big 12 8-1 17 RV
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 9-2 9 RV
RV < NR Cincinnati American 9-2 7 RV
RV < NR Louisville ACC 8-3 6 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 5-4 3 RV
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 9-2 3 NR
RV < NR Belmont Ohio Valley 8-1 2 RV
RV < NR San Francisco West Coast 10-1 2 NR
RV < NR NJIT Atlantic Sun 11-2 1 NR
NR < NR North Texas Conference USA 10-1 0 NR
NR < 25 Syracuse ACC 7-3 0 NR
NR < NR UCF American 9-2 0 NR
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 7 16.4 4384
ACC 5 8.0 5801
SEC 4 11.5 3526
Big 12 2 6.5 2498
Mountain West 1 6.0 1319
West Coast 1 8.0 1147
MAC 1 14.0 684
Pac-12 1 18.0 415
Big East 1 20.0 350
American 1 21.0 266
Southern 1 24.0 208

MILESTONES
Last Appearances

Weekly Streaks:
- Duke's Top 25 streak reaches 50

Total Appearances:
- Auburn ties La Salle for #75
- Buffalo ties three others for #164
- Duke reaches 800 appearances (#3)
- Florida State reaches 140 appearances (#58)
- Furman ties nine others for #175
- Nevada ties three others for #101

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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