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January 20, 2020 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 2 Baylor (33) Big 12 15-1 1591 *2
2 < 1 Gonzaga (31) West Coast 20-1 1588 *1
3 < 6 Kansas (1) Big 12 14-3 1470 3
4 < 7 San Diego State Mountain West 19-0 1422 4
5 < 9 Florida State ACC 16-2 1335 6
6 < 11 Louisville ACC 15-3 1303 5
7 < 13 Dayton Atlantic 10 16-2 1139 7
8 < 3 Duke ACC 15-3 1065 8
9 < 14 Villanova Big East 14-3 1055 11
10 < 18 Seton Hall Big East 14-4 1034 10
11 < 15 Michigan State Big Ten 14-4 1004 9
12 < 8 Oregon Pac-12 15-4 886 13
13 < 5 Butler Big East 15-3 867 12
14 < 12 West Virginia Big 12 14-3 758 15
15 < 10 Kentucky SEC 13-4 755 14
16 < 4 Auburn SEC 15-2 637 16
17 < 17 Maryland Big Ten 14-4 525 17
18 < 23 Texas Tech Big 12 12-5 399 18
19 < NR Iowa Big Ten 13-5 398 19
20 < 22 Memphis American 14-3 394 20
21 < 24 Illinois Big Ten 13-5 280 22
22 < NR Arizona Pac-12 13-5 225 21
23 < 20 Colorado Pac-12 14-4 154 RV
24 < NR Rutgers Big Ten 14-4 152 25
25 < NR Houston American 14-4 151 24
RV < 16 Wichita State American 94 22
RV < NR LSU SEC 83 RV
RV < 19 Michigan Big Ten 73 RV
RV < NR Northern Iowa Missouri Valley 42 RV
RV < 21 Ohio State Big Ten 36 RV
RV < NR Stanford Pac-12 28 RV
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 28 RV
RV < NR Penn State Big Ten 24 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 21 RV
RV < NR Liberty Atlantic Sun 21 RV
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 19 RV
RV < 25 Creighton Big East 13 RV
RV < NR Duquesne Atlantic 10 13 RV
RV < NR Virginia ACC 13 RV
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 9 NR
RV < NR East Tennessee State Southern 6 RV
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 6 RV
RV < NR USC Pac-12 4 RV
RV < NR BYU West Coast 2 NR
RV < NR Marquette Big East 2 RV
RV < NR Harvard Ivy 1 NR
NR < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 0 RV
NR < NR Yale Ivy 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 5 18.4 2359
Big 12 4 9.0 4218
ACC 3 6.3 3703
Big East 3 10.7 2956
Pac-12 3 19.0 1265
SEC 2 15.5 1392
American 2 22.5 545
West Coast 1 2.0 1588
Mountain West 1 4.0 1422
Atlantic 10 1 7.0 1139

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Baylor makes first appearance at #1 since the 1/9/2017 poll (59 polls)
- Dayton makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/4/1967 poll (935 polls)
- Florida State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 12/11/1972 poll (856 polls)
- Houston makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2019 poll (11 polls)
- Rutgers makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 1979 poll (738 polls)
- San Diego State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 2/10/2014 poll (112 polls)
- Seton Hall makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/18/2000 poll (368 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Gonzaga's Top 25 streak reaches 70

Total Appearances:
- Butler ties BYU for #65
- Florida State reaches 160 appearances and ties two others for #51
- Kentucky reaches 910 appearances (#2)
- Oregon ties Clemson for #60
- Rutgers ties Rhode Island for #120
- Texas Tech ties two others for #83
- West Virginia ties Utah for #40

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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