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January 11, 2021 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Gonzaga (63) West Coast 12-0 1599 *1
2 < 2 Baylor (1) Big 12 11-0 1536 *2
3 < 3 Villanova Big East 8-1 1436 3
4 < 4 Texas Big 12 10-1 1422 4
5 < 5 Iowa Big Ten 11-2 1322 8
6 < 6 Kansas Big 12 10-2 1220 7
7 < 10 Michigan Big Ten 10-0 1161 5
8 < 7 Creighton Big East 10-2 1151 6
9 < 8 Wisconsin Big Ten 10-2 1110 9
10 < 9 Tennessee SEC 9-1 1093 10
11 < 11 Houston American 10-1 993 11
12 < 19 Clemson ACC 9-1 747 12
13 < 14 West Virginia Big 12 9-4 701 14
14 < 12 Illinois Big Ten 9-4 694 13
15 < 18 Texas Tech Big 12 10-3 689 15
16 < NR Louisville ACC 8-1 464 18
17 < 13 Missouri SEC 7-2 436 16
18 < 22 Virginia ACC 7-2 403 22
19 < 21 Duke ACC 5-2 397 23
20 < 19 Virginia Tech ACC 9-2 286 20
21 < NR Ohio State Big Ten 9-3 280 RV
22 < 17 Oregon Pac-12 9-2 264 17
23 < 16 Minnesota Big Ten 10-4 233 19
24 < 23 Saint Louis Atlantic 10 7-1 220 24
25 < NR Connecticut American 6-1 181 RV
RV < NR Alabama SEC 173 24
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 137 21
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 96 RV
RV < 25 Florida State ACC 74 RV
RV < NR USC Pac-12 48 RV
RV < 15 Rutgers Big Ten 46 RV
RV < NR Drake Missouri Valley 42 RV
RV < 23 Michigan State Big Ten 34 RV
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 28 RV
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 24 RV
RV < NR San Diego State Mountain West 10 RV
RV < NR Boise State Mountain West 8 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 7 NR
RV < NR LSU SEC 7 NR
RV < NR Xavier Big East 7 RV
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 6 NR
RV < NR NC State ACC 5 NR
RV < NR Tulsa American 5 NR
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 2 NR
RV < NR Winthrop Big South 2 NR
RV < NR Belmont Ohio Valley 1 NR
NR < NR Richmond Atlantic 10 0 RV
NR < NR Seton Hall Big East 0 RV
NR < NR Stanford Pac-12 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 6 13.2 4800
Big 12 5 8.0 5568
ACC 5 17.0 2297
Big East 2 5.5 2587
SEC 2 13.5 1529
American 2 18.0 1174
West Coast 1 1.0 1599
Pac-12 1 22.0 264
Atlantic 10 1 24.0 220

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Connecticut makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2017 preseason poll (84 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Florida State's Top 25 streak ends at 23
- Michigan State's Top 25 streak ends at 11
- West Virginia's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Houston ties Washington for #51
- Oregon ties Mississippi State for #57

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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