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February 8, 2021 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Gonzaga (55) West Coast 18-0 1567 *1
2 < 2 Baylor (8) Big 12 17-0 1520 *2
3 < 4 Michigan Big Ten 13-1 1438 3
4 < 7 Ohio State Big Ten 15-4 1365 5
5 < 3 Villanova Big East 12-2 1281 4
6 < 12 Illinois Big Ten 13-5 1239 6
7 < 13 Texas Tech Big 12 14-5 1102 8
8 < 5 Houston American 16-2 1060 7
9 < 14 Virginia ACC 13-3 969 9
10 < 18 Missouri SEC 13-3 966 10
11 < 10 Alabama SEC 15-5 911 11
12 < 9 Oklahoma Big 12 12-5 863 12
13 < 6 Texas Big 12 11-5 841 13
14 < 17 West Virginia Big 12 13-5 824 14
15 < 8 Iowa Big Ten 13-6 757 16
16 < 11 Tennessee SEC 13-4 690 15
17 < 20 Florida State ACC 10-3 514 19
18 < 16 Virginia Tech ACC 14-4 486 17
19 < 15 Creighton Big East 14-5 465 17
20 < NR USC Pac-12 15-3 411 20
21 < 19 Wisconsin Big Ten 14-6 358 21
22 < NR Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 17-3 200 23
23 < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 12-5 181 22
24 < 24 Purdue Big Ten 13-7 85 25
25 < NR Rutgers Big Ten 11-6 65 RV
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 41 RV
RV < NR San Diego State Mountain West 38 RV
RV < NR Xavier Big East 37 RV
RV < 21 UCLA Pac-12 35 24
RV < 22 Florida SEC 29 RV
RV < NR Louisville ACC 28 RV
RV < NR Belmont Ohio Valley 25 RV
RV < 23 Kansas Big 12 18 RV
RV < 25 Drake Missouri Valley 16 RV
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 12 RV
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 8 NR
RV < NR St. John's Big East 7 NR
RV < NR Clemson ACC 6 RV
RV < NR Toledo MAC 6 RV
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 3 RV
RV < NR Boise State Mountain West 3 NR
RV < NR Saint Louis Atlantic 10 2 RV
RV < NR BYU West Coast 1 NR
RV < NR UAB Conference USA 1 RV
RV < NR VCU Atlantic 10 1 NR
NR < NR LSU SEC 0 RV
NR < NR Oregon Pac-12 0 RV
NR < NR Seton Hall Big East 0 RV
NR < NR Utah State Mountain West 0 RV
NR < NR Winthrop Big South 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 7 14.0 5307
Big 12 6 11.8 5331
SEC 3 12.3 2567
ACC 3 14.7 1969
Big East 2 12.0 1746
West Coast 1 1.0 1567
American 1 8.0 1060
Pac-12 1 20.0 411
Missouri Valley 1 22.0 200

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Loyola Chicago makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 3/11/1985 poll (660 polls)
- Missouri makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/7/2013 poll (157 polls)
- Ohio State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 12/30/2019 poll (22 polls)
- Oklahoma State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2/16/2015 poll (112 polls)
- USC makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/4/2017 poll (65 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Gonzaga's Top 25 streak reaches 90
- Iowa's Top 10 streak ends at 11
- Kansas' Top 25 streak ends at 231 - Villanova's Top 10 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Creighton ties La Salle for #77
- Florida State ties Xavier for #49
- Iowa ties Marquette for #19
- Loyola Chicago reaches 50 appearances (#104)
- Oklahoma State reaches 270 appearances (#35)
- Rutgers ties Tulane for #112
- Virginia Tech reaches 80 appearances (#87)
- USC reaches 180 appearances (#48)
- Virginia reaches 320 appearances (#25)
- West Virginia ties Pittsburgh for #38

Note: No teams in the Top 10 in all-time appearances are ranked this week.

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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