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December 24, 2018 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 2 Duke (35) ACC 11-1 1529 *2
2 < 4 Michigan (9) Big Ten 12-0 1472 *4
3 < 3 Tennessee (12) SEC 10-1 1471 *3
4 < 5 Virginia (4) ACC 11-0 1427 *1
5 < 1 Kansas (4) Big 12 10-1 1386 *5
6 < 6 Nevada Mountain West 12-0 1316 6
7 < 8 Gonzaga West Coast 11-2 1199 8
8 < 10 Michigan State Big Ten 10-2 1146 7
9 < 11 Florida State ACC 11-1 1061 9
10 < 13 Virginia Tech ACC 10-1 924 10
11 < 12 Texas Tech Big 12 10-1 845 13
12 < 7 Auburn SEC 10-2 770 11
13 < 15 Ohio State Big Ten 11-1 737 11
14 < 9 North Carolina ACC 8-3 678 14
15 < 16 Wisconsin Big Ten 10-2 673 16
16 < 19 Kentucky SEC 9-2 664 15
17 < 18 Arizona State Pac-12 9-2 626 17
18 < 20 Marquette Big East 10-2 538 20
19 < 17 Mississippi State SEC 11-1 518 17
20 < NR NC State ACC 11-1 292 24
21 < 14 Buffalo MAC 11-1 279 22
22 < 21 Houston American 12-0 274 19
23 < 22 Indiana Big Ten 11-2 247 25
24 < 23 Iowa Big Ten 10-2 178 21
25 < NR Oklahoma Big 12 11-1 163 RV
RV < 25 Nebraska Big Ten 10-2 160 23
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 9-2 69 RV
RV < NR St. John's Big East 12-0 67 RV
RV < NR Villanova Big East 9-4 44 RV
RV < NR Cincinnati American 11-2 11 RV
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 10-2 11 RV
RV < NR TCU Big 12 10-1 6 RV
RV < NR Seton Hall Big East 9-3 5 RV
RV < NR Louisville ACC 9-3 4 RV
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 7-5 3 NR
RV < NR Belmont Ohio Valley 9-1 2 RV
RV < 24 Furman Southern 12-1 2 RV
RV < NR NJIT Atlantic Sun 11-2 1 NR
RV < NR Penn Ivy 10-2 1 RV
RV < NR San Francisco West Coast 12-1 1 RV
NR < NR Maryland Big Ten 9-3 0 RV
NR < NR North Texas Conference USA 12-1 0 RV
NR < NR UCF American 10-2 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 6 9.7 5911
Big Ten 6 14.2 4453
SEC 4 12.5 3423
Big 12 3 13.7 2394
Mountain West 1 6.0 1316
West Coast 1 7.0 1199
Pac-12 1 17.0 626
Big East 1 18.0 538
MAC 1 21.0 279
American 1 22.0 274

MILESTONES
Last Appearances
- NC State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/28/2013 poll (110 polls)
- Oklahoma makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2/12/2018 poll (11 polls)
- Virginia Tech makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 2/12/1996 poll (428 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Virginia's Top 10 streak reaches 20

Total Appearances:
- Buffalo ties three others for #161
- Houston ties two others for #60
- Nevada reaches 50 appearances (#101)
- Texas Tech reaches 60 appearances and ties two 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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