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December 14, 2020 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Gonzaga (54) West Coast 3-0 1541 *1
2 < 2 Baylor (7) Big 12 4-0 1491 *2
3 < 3 Iowa (1) Big Ten 6-0 1427 *3
4 < 4 Michigan State Big Ten 6-0 1307 4
5 < 5 Kansas Big 12 6-1 1289 5
6 < 7 Houston American 4-0 1169 8
7 < 9 Villanova Big East 5-1 1163 6
8 < 11 West Virginia Big 12 6-1 1113 7
9 < 8 Creighton Big East 4-1 1037 9
10 < 12 Tennessee SEC 2-0 941 10
11 < 13 Texas Big 12 5-1 873 11
12 < 13 Wisconsin Big Ten 4-1 846 12
13 < 6 Illinois Big Ten 4-2 742 13
14 < 17 Texas Tech Big 12 6-1 669 14
15 < 20 Florida State ACC 3-0 619 15
16 < NR Missouri SEC 5-0 491 18
17 < 18 Virginia ACC 3-1 456 16
18 < 24 San Diego State Mountain West 5-0 455 20
19 < 21 Rutgers Big Ten 4-0 396 17
20 < 22 Ohio State Big Ten 5-0 392 19
21 < 10 Duke ACC 2-2 345 23
22 < 16 North Carolina ACC 4-2 328 21
23 < 25 Louisville ACC 4-0 164 22
24 < NR Clemson ACC 5-0 156 RV
25 < NR Michigan Big Ten 6-0 142 24
RV < 19 Richmond Atlantic 10 140 25
RV < NR Saint Louis Atlantic 10 121 RV
RV < 15 Virginia Tech ACC 115 RV
RV < NR Xavier Big East 55 RV
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 48 RV
RV < NR Oregon Pac-12 31 RV
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 22 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 18 RV
RV < 23 Arizona State Pac-12 13 RV
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 9 RV
RV < NR Connecticut American 7 RV
RV < NR Arizona Pac-12 5 NR
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 4 RV
RV < NR Georgia SEC 4 NR
RV < NR Syracuse ACC 4 NR
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 1 NR
RV < NR SMU American 1 RV
NR < NR Abilene Christian Southland 0 RV
NR < NR LSU SEC 0 RV
NR < NR Marquette Big East 0 RV
NR < NR Maryland Big Ten 0 RV
NR < NR Penn State Big Ten 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 7 13.7 5252
ACC 6 20.3 2068
Big 12 5 8.0 5435
Big East 2 8.0 2200
SEC 2 13.0 1432
West Coast 1 1.0 1541
American 1 6.0 1169
Mountain West 1 18.0 455

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Clemson makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/19/2018 poll (40 polls)
- Missouri makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/6/2014 poll (129 polls)
- Tennessee makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/22/2018 poll (50 polls)
- West Virginia makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2019 poll (23 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Florida State's Top 25 streak reaches 20

Total Appearances:
- Baylor ties Providence for #60
- Clemson reaches 140 appearances (#62)
- Rutgers ties three others for #116
- Texas ties UNLV for #38
- Texas Tech ties Massachusetts for #82
- West Virginia reaches 250 appearances (#40)
- Wisconsin reaches 270 appearances (#34)

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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