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February 1, 2021 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Gonzaga (61) West Coast 17-0 1597 *1
2 < 2 Baylor (3) Big 12 16-0 1539 *2
3 < 3 Villanova Big East 11-1 1458 3
4 < 4 Michigan Big Ten 13-1 1402 4
5 < 6 Houston American 15-1 1348 5
6 < 5 Texas Big 12 11-3 1228 6
7 < 13 Ohio State Big Ten 14-4 1133 9
8 < 7 Iowa Big Ten 12-4 1079 8
9 < 24 Oklahoma Big 12 11-4 966 14
10 < 9 Alabama SEC 14-4 958 7
11 < 18 Tennessee SEC 12-3 869 10
12 < 19 Illinois Big Ten 11-5 850 13
13 < 10 Texas Tech Big 12 12-5 797 11
14 < 8 Virginia ACC 11-3 752 15
15 < 17 Creighton Big East 13-4 732 12
16 < 20 Virginia Tech ACC 13-3 718 16
17 < 11 West Virginia Big 12 11-5 669 18
18 < 12 Missouri SEC 11-3 589 17
19 < 14 Wisconsin Big Ten 13-5 452 20
20 < 16 Florida State ACC 10-3 393 19
21 < 23 UCLA Pac-12 13-3 260 21
22 < NR Florida SEC 10-4 196 23
23 < 15 Kansas Big 12 11-6 171 22
24 < NR Purdue Big Ten 12-6 130 RV
25 < NR Drake Missouri Valley 16-0 117 25
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 111 24
RV < NR USC Pac-12 57 RV
RV < NR Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 52 RV
RV < 21 Minnesota Big Ten 42 RV
RV < NR Xavier Big East 25 RV
RV < NR Boise State Mountain West 23 RV
RV < NR St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 19 RV
RV < NR Belmont Ohio Valley 11 RV
RV < 22 Saint Louis Atlantic 10 11 RV
RV < NR Toledo MAC 9 RV
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 8 RV
RV < NR Oregon Pac-12 8 RV
RV < NR San Diego State Mountain West 6 RV
RV < NR Connecticut American 5 NR
RV < 25 Louisville ACC 4 RV
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 3 RV
RV < NR Georgia Tech ACC 2 RV
RV < NR Rutgers Big Ten 1 RV
NR < NR LSU SEC 0 RV
NR < NR Winthrop Big South 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 6 11.7 5370
Big Ten 6 12.3 5046
SEC 4 15.3 2612
ACC 3 16.7 1863
Big East 2 9.0 2190
West Coast 1 1.0 1597
American 1 5.0 1348
Pac-12 1 21.0 260
Missouri Valley 1 25.0 117

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Drake makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2008 poll (242 polls)
- Florida makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/25/2019 poll (26 polls)
- Ohio State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/30/2019 poll (21 polls)
- Oklahoma makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/15/2018 poll (58 polls)
- Purdue makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2020 preseason poll (29 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Houston's Top 25 streak reaches 20
- Iowa's Top 25 streak reaches 20

Total Appearances:
- Baylor reaches 150 appearances (#59)
- Oklahoma reaches 370 appearances (#22)
- Virginia Tech ties Holy Cross for #87
- West Virginia ties UNLV for #39

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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