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January 22, 1979 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 1 Notre Dame (49) 11-1 1150
2 < 2 North Carolina (7) ACC 14-2 1099
3 < 5 Indiana State (2) 16-0 933
4 < 6 Michigan State Big Ten 11-3 892
5 < 7 Louisville 15-3 796
6 < 3 UCLA Pac-10 12-3 795
7 < 8 Duke ACC 12-3 779
8 < 4 Illinois Big Ten 16-2 743
9 < 9 LSU SEC 13-2 709
10 < 16 Ohio State Big Ten 11-4 557
11 < 10 Georgetown 14-2 542
12 < 12 Syracuse 14-2 508
13 < 13 Marquette 13-2 505
14 < 15 Texas A&M Southwest 15-3 459
15 < 11 Arkansas Southwest 11-3 282
16 < 17 Temple 13-1 201
17 < NR Texas Southwest 11-4 136
18 < 18 Alabama SEC 11-4 132
19 < NR Vanderbilt SEC 12-2 116
20 < 14 NC State ACC 11-6 110

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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