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January 29, 1979 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 1 Notre Dame (15) 12-2 1124
2 < 3 Indiana State (32) 18-0 1111
3 < 7 Duke (8) ACC 14-3 1025
4 < 2 North Carolina (1) ACC 15-3 970
5 < 6 UCLA (2) Pac-10 14-3 957
6 < 5 Louisville (2) 17-3 956
7 < 10 Ohio State Big Ten 13-4 851
8 < 12 Syracuse 18-2 692
9 < 11 Georgetown 16-2 623
10 < 9 LSU SEC 15-3 497
11 < 17 Texas Southwest 15-4 484
12 < 13 Marquette 14-3 460
13 < 18 Alabama SEC 13-4 355
14 < 8 Illinois Big Ten 16-4 324
14 < 4 Michigan State Big Ten 11-5 324
16 < 14 Texas A&M Southwest 18-4 283
17 < NR Maryland ACC 14-5 251
18 < 16 Temple 15-3 210
19 < 15 Arkansas Southwest 13-4 169
20 < 19 Vanderbilt SEC 14-4 153

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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