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February 5, 1979 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 1 Notre Dame (25) 15-2 1036
2 < 2 Indiana State (20) 20-0 1003
3 < 3 Duke (7) ACC 16-3 984
4 < 5 UCLA Pac-10 16-3 918
5 < 6 Louisville (2) 19-3 874
6 < 4 North Carolina ACC 16-4 729
7 < 8 Syracuse 18-2 718
8 < 10 LSU SEC 19-3 673
9 < 12 Marquette 16-3 619
10 < 14 Michigan State Big Ten 14-5 498
11 < 16 Texas A&M Southwest 20-4 496
12 < 11 Texas Southwest 16-5 376
13 < 7 Ohio State Big Ten 13-6 375
14 < 19 Arkansas Southwest 15-4 360
15 < NR Iowa Big Ten 15-4 269
16 < 13 Alabama SEC 13-5 150
17 < 20 Vanderbilt SEC 15-4 140
18 < 9 Georgetown 16-4 129
19 < 18 Temple 17-3 124
20 < 14 Illinois Big Ten 17-5 118

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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