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February 12, 1979 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 2 Indiana State (43) 23-0 1196
2 < 4 UCLA (19) Pac-10 18-3 1190
3 < 1 Notre Dame 17-3 1073
4 < 6 North Carolina ACC 18-4 983
5 < 3 Duke ACC 17-4 901
6 < 8 LSU SEC 20-3 895
7 < 7 Syracuse 20-2 869
8 < 10 Michigan State Big Ten 16-5 795
9 < 5 Louisville 21-4 759
10 < 9 Marquette 17-4 749
11 < 14 Arkansas Southwest 18-4 532
12 < 12 Texas Southwest 18-5 507
13 < NR Purdue Big Ten 19-5 310
14 < 15 Iowa Big Ten 16-5 309
15 < 19 Temple 19-3 279
16 < 18 Georgetown 18-4 223
17 < 13 Ohio State Big Ten 14-7 210
18 < NR Detroit 18-4 197
19 < 17 Vanderbilt SEC 18-5 185
20 < 16 Alabama SEC 15-7 124

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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