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January 18, 2021 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Gonzaga (62) West Coast 14-0 1598 *1
2 < 2 Baylor (2) Big 12 12-0 1538 *2
3 < 3 Villanova Big East 8-1 1445 3
4 < 5 Iowa Big Ten 12-2 1420 4
5 < 4 Texas Big 12 11-2 1289 5
6 < 10 Tennessee SEC 10-1 1242 6
7 < 7 Michigan Big Ten 11-1 1197 7
8 < 11 Houston American 11-1 1155 8
9 < 6 Kansas Big 12 10-3 1072 9
10 < 9 Wisconsin Big Ten 11-3 939 10
11 < 8 Creighton Big East 10-3 833 11
12 < 15 Texas Tech Big 12 11-4 792 13
13 < 18 Virginia ACC 9-2 778 12
14 < 13 West Virginia Big 12 9-4 732 15
15 < 21 Ohio State Big Ten 11-3 631 18
16 < 20 Virginia Tech ACC 11-2 536 14
17 < 23 Minnesota Big Ten 11-4 507 17
18 < NR Alabama SEC 11-3 487 16
19 < 17 Missouri SEC 8-2 462 19
20 < 12 Clemson ACC 9-2 354 22
21 < 22 Oregon Pac-12 9-2 235 21
22 < 14 Illinois Big Ten 9-5 232 24
23 < 25 Connecticut American 7-1 209 RV
24 < NR UCLA Pac-12 11-2 195 20
25 < 24 Saint Louis Atlantic 10 7-1 172 RV
RV < 16 Louisville ACC 155 RV
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 148 23
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 119 RV
RV < NR Florida State ACC 112 25
RV < NR USC Pac-12 74 RV
RV < 19 Duke ACC 43 RV
RV < NR Drake Missouri Valley 42 RV
RV < NR LSU SEC 20 RV
RV < NR Boise State Mountain West 15 RV
RV < NR Xavier Big East 7 RV
RV < NR Belmont Ohio Valley 5 RV
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 3 RV
RV < NR Winthrop Big South 3 NR
RV < NR Toledo MAC 2 RV
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 1 NR
RV < NR Utah State Mountain West 1 NR
NR < NR Richmond Atlantic 10 0 RV
NR < NR Rutgers Big Ten 0 RV
NR < NR San Diego State Mountain West 0 RV
NR < NR Tulsa American 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 6 12.5 4926
Big 12 5 8.4 5423
SEC 3 14.3 2191
ACC 3 16.3 1668
Big East 2 7.0 2278
American 2 15.5 1364
Pac-12 2 22.5 430
West Coast 1 1.0 1598
Atlantic 10 1 25.0 172

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Alabama makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/27/2017 poll (63 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Baylor's Top 25 streak reaches 20
- Duke's Top 25 streak ends at 91

Total Appearances:
- Clemson ties Providence for #61
- Connecticut ties NC State for #23
- Ohio State reaches 420 appearances (#15)
- Saint Louis ties Dayton for #72
- Tennessee reaches 290 appearances (#31)
- Virginia Tech ties SMU for #89
- Wisconsin ties Wake Forest for #33

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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