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December 28, 2020 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Gonzaga (62) West Coast 7-0 1598 *1
2 < 2 Baylor (2) Big 12 6-0 1537 *2
3 < 3 Kansas Big 12 8-1 1458 4
4 < 5 Villanova Big East 8-1 1370 3
5 < 6 Houston American 7-0 1313 5
6 < 9 Wisconsin Big Ten 8-1 1249 7
7 < 8 Tennessee SEC 6-0 1217 6
8 < 10 Texas Big 12 7-1 1109 9
9 < 7 West Virginia Big 12 7-2 1080 8
10 < 4 Iowa Big Ten 7-2 1008 11
11 < 13 Creighton Big East 7-2 926 10
12 < 14 Missouri SEC 6-0 888 12
13 < 15 Texas Tech Big 12 7-2 821 14
14 < 11 Rutgers Big Ten 6-1 659 13
15 < 18 Illinois Big Ten 7-3 650 16
16 < 19 Michigan Big Ten 7-0 582 15
17 < 12 Michigan State Big Ten 6-2 431 18
18 < 21 Florida State ACC 5-1 377 19
19 < NR Northwestern Big Ten 6-1 350 22
20 < 20 Duke ACC 3-2 290 RV
21 < NR Minnesota Big Ten 8-1 252 24
21 < 25 Oregon Pac-12 6-1 252 17
23 < 16 Virginia ACC 4-2 238 24
24 < 24 Virginia Tech ACC 7-1 230 RV
25 < 23 Ohio State Big Ten 7-2 216 20
RV < 22 Xavier Big East 178 20
RV < NR San Diego State Mountain West 172 23
RV < 17 North Carolina ACC 57 RV
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 55 RV
RV < NR Clemson ACC 50 RV
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 50 RV
RV < NR Saint Louis Atlantic 10 49 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 20 RV
RV < NR Louisville ACC 18 RV
RV < NR BYU West Coast 12 NR
RV < NR Georgia SEC 10 NR
RV < NR NC State ACC 8 RV
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 4 NR
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 4 RV
RV < NR Richmond Atlantic 10 3 RV
RV < NR Boise State Mountain West 2 RV
RV < NR UCF American 2 RV
RV < NR Western Kentucky Conference USA 2 NR
RV < NR Chattanooga Southern 1 NR
RV < NR Drake Missouri Valley 1 RV
RV < NR SMU American 1 RV
NR < NR Connecticut American 0 RV
NR < NR LSU SEC 0 RV
NR < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 0 RV
NR < NR Purdue Big Ten 0 RV
NR < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 0 RV
NR < NR Stanford Pac-12 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 9 15.9 5397
Big 12 5 7.0 6005
ACC 4 21.3 1135
Big East 2 7.5 2296
SEC 2 9.5 2105
West Coast 1 1.0 1598
American 1 5.0 1313
Pac-12 1 21.0 252

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Houston makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 1984 poll (671 polls)
- Minnesota makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/4/2017 poll (59 polls)
- Northwestern makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/13/2017 poll (62 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Baylor's Top 10 streak reaches 20
- Gonzaga's Top 5 streak reaches 20
- Michigan State's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Houston reaches 160 appearances and ties Iowa State for #53
- Missouri ties two others for #28
- Northwestern ties three others for #138
- Rutgers ties three others for #113
- Texas Tech reaches 90 appearances #81
- Virginia Tech ties George Washington for #90

Total Appearances:
- The Big Ten has nine teams ranked for the first time ever which is the most since the Big East had nine ranked in the March 7, 2011 poll (h/t to BTNStatsGuys).

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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