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December 21, 2020 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Gonzaga (61) West Coast 4-0 1597 *1
2 < 2 Baylor (3) Big 12 5-0 1538 *2
3 < 5 Kansas Big 12 7-1 1426 4
4 < 3 Iowa Big Ten 6-1 1365 5
5 < 7 Villanova Big East 7-1 1304 3
6 < 6 Houston American 5-0 1272 7
7 < 8 West Virginia Big 12 7-1 1225 6
8 < 10 Tennessee SEC 4-0 1109 8
9 < 12 Wisconsin Big Ten 6-1 1051 9
10 < 11 Texas Big 12 7-1 1035 10
11 < 19 Rutgers Big Ten 6-0 878 12
12 < 4 Michigan State Big Ten 6-1 839 11
13 < 9 Creighton Big East 6-2 773 13
14 < 16 Missouri SEC 5-0 768 14
15 < 14 Texas Tech Big 12 6-2 661 16
16 < 17 Virginia ACC 3-1 510 15
17 < 22 North Carolina ACC 5-2 492 17
18 < 13 Illinois Big Ten 5-3 468 18
19 < 25 Michigan Big Ten 6-0 367 19
20 < 21 Duke ACC 3-2 352 25
21 < 15 Florida State ACC 4-1 335 21
22 < NR Xavier Big East 8-0 249 22
23 < 20 Ohio State Big Ten 6-1 245 20
24 < NR Virginia Tech ACC 6-1 181 RV
25 < NR Oregon Pac-12 6-1 167 24
RV < 18 San Diego State Mountain West 146 RV
RV < NR Richmond Atlantic 10 142 23
RV < NR Saint Louis Atlantic 10 64 RV
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 54 RV
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 53 RV
RV < 24 Clemson ACC 28 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 20 RV
RV < NR Georgia SEC 19 NR
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 13 RV
RV < NR BYU West Coast 9 RV
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 9 RV
RV < 23 Louisville ACC 8 RV
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 7 NR
RV < NR UCF American 6 RV
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 4 RV
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 3 RV
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 3 RV
RV < NR LSU SEC 2 RV
RV < NR Western Kentucky Conference USA 2 NR
RV < NR SMU American 1 RV
NR < NR Connecticut American 0 NR
NR < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 0 NR
NR < NR Stanford Pac-12 0 NR
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 7 13.7 5213
Big 12 5 7.4 5885
ACC 5 19.6 1870
Big East 3 13.3 2326
SEC 2 11.0 1877
West Coast 1 1.0 1597
American 1 6.0 1272
Pac-12 1 25.0 167

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Texas makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/5/2015 poll (111 polls)
- Xavier makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/9/2019 poll (18 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Gonzaga's Top 10 streak reaches 50
- Ohio State's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Creighton reaches 100 appearances (#78)
- Gonzaga reaches 280 appearances (#32)
- Iowa reaches 370 appearances and ties Purdue for #20
- Kansas reaches 790 appearances (#4)
- Michigan reaches 420 appearances (#14)
- Missouri reaches 290 appearances (#30)
- Oregon reaches 150 appearances (#58)
- Texas Tech ties Miami (FL) for #81
- Texas ties Pittsburgh for #37

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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