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January 15, 1979 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 2 Notre Dame (46) 8-1 1106
2 < 3 North Carolina (3) ACC 12-2 1010
3 < 6 UCLA Pac-10 11-2 978
4 < 4 Illinois (5) Big Ten 15-1 949
5 < 9 Indiana State (2) 14-0 857
6 < 1 Michigan State Big Ten 9-3 783
7 < 12 Louisville 12-3 689
8 < 7 Duke ACC 10-3 688
9 < 5 LSU SEC 12-2 569
10 < 14 Georgetown 12-2 453
11 < 10 Arkansas Southwest 10-2 411
12 < 20 Syracuse 12-2 402
13 < 13 Marquette 11-2 398
14 < 8 NC State ACC 11-4 353
15 < 11 Texas A&M Southwest 13-3 335
16 < NR Ohio State Big Ten 9-4 272
17 < 18 Temple 12-1 191
18 < NR Alabama SEC 10-4 189
19 < NR Maryland ACC 11-4 90
20 < 15 Kansas Big 8 9-4 86

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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