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December 16, 2019 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 2 Kansas (47) Big 12 9-1 1607 *1
2 < 6 Gonzaga (15) West Coast 11-1 1552 *2
3 < 1 Louisville (1) ACC 10-1 1412 5
4 < 7 Duke (2) ACC 9-1 1387 *3
5 < 3 Ohio State Big Ten 9-1 1334 *4
6 < 8 Kentucky SEC 8-1 1231 6
7 < 4 Maryland Big Ten 10-1 1207 8
8 < 10 Oregon Pac-12 8-2 1172 10
9 < 9 Virginia ACC 8-1 1121 7
10 < 11 Baylor Big 12 8-1 1062 11
11 < 13 Memphis American 9-1 960 13
12 < 12 Auburn SEC 9-0 939 9
13 < 14 Dayton Atlantic 10 8-1 879 12
14 < 5 Michigan Big Ten 8-3 723 15
15 < 16 Michigan State Big Ten 7-3 656 18
16 < 15 Arizona Pac-12 10-2 631 17
17 < 18 Butler Big East 10-1 553 16
18 < 20 Villanova Big East 8-2 496 14
19 < 21 Florida State ACC 8-2 449 19
20 < 25 San Diego State Mountain West 10-0 431 20
21 < 19 Tennessee SEC 7-2 367 21
22 < NR Washington Pac-12 7-2 213 22
23 < NR Penn State Big Ten 9-2 182 24
24 < NR Texas Tech Big 12 6-3 115 25
25 < NR West Virginia Big 12 9-1 76 RV
RV < 17 North Carolina ACC 41 23
RV < 23 Xavier Big East 40 RV
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 39 RV
RV < NR Wichita State American 31 RV
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 30 RV
RV < NR Liberty Atlantic Sun 25 RV
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 23 RV
RV < NR Marquette Big East 23 RV
RV < NR VCU Atlantic 10 21 25
RV < NR Utah State Mountain West 14 RV
RV < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 13 RV
RV < 24 Colorado Pac-12 12 RV
RV < NR Northern Iowa Missouri Valley 12 RV
RV < NR Texas Big 12 10 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 7 NR
RV < NR DePaul Big East 6 RV
RV < NR Georgetown Big East 3 NR
RV < NR LSU SEC 3 RV
RV < NR Richmond Atlantic 10 3 RV
RV < 22 Seton Hall Big East 3 RV
RV < NR Stanford Pac-12 3 RV
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 3 NR
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 2 RV
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 1 RV
RV < NR BYU West Coast 1 NR
RV < NR Duquesne Atlantic 10 1 NR
NR < NR Creighton Big East 0 RV
NR < NR Illinois Big Ten 0 RV
NR < NR NC State ACC 0 RV
NR < NR Oklahoma Big 12 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 5 12.8 4102
ACC 4 8.8 4369
Big 12 4 15.0 2860
SEC 3 13.0 2537
Pac-12 3 15.3 2016
Big East 2 17.5 1049
West Coast 1 2.0 1552
American 1 11.0 960
Atlantic 10 1 13.0 879
Mountain West 1 20.0 431

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Baylor makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 3/6/2017 poll (46 polls)
- Penn State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 1996 poll (443 polls)
- West Virginia makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2019 preseason poll (25 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Duke's Top 25 streak reaches 70
- North Carolina's Top 25 streak ends at 106
- Villanova's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Duke reaches 820 appearances (#3)
- Penn State ties three others for #137
- Texas Tech ties SMU for #87
- Villanova reaches 390 appearances (#17)

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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