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December 9, 1985 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 1 North Carolina (47) ACC 6-0 1281
2 < 2 Michigan (13) Big Ten 6-0 1213
3 < 3 Duke (4) ACC 8-0 1162
4 < 4 Syracuse Big East 5-0 1100
5 < 6 Georgetown (1) Big East 4-0 956
5 < 5 Georgia Tech ACC 4-1 956
7 < 7 Kansas Big 8 6-1 918
8 < 8 Oklahoma Big 8 6-0 777
9 < 9 Kentucky SEC 5-0 774
10 < 12 Illinois Big Ten 5-1 614
11 < 11 LSU SEC 6-0 613
12 < 13 Memphis 5-0 595
13 < 14 UNLV 5-1 518
14 < 15 St. John's Big East 6-1 474
15 < 16 Louisville 3-2 311
16 < 17 UAB 5-1 302
17 < 10 Notre Dame 3-1 281
18 < 19 Indiana Big Ten 2-1 226
19 < NR DePaul 3-0 113
20 < NR Ohio State Big Ten 5-0 85
RV < 18 Iowa Big Ten 82
RV < 19 Auburn SEC 32
RV < NR Virginia Tech 31
RV < NR Pittsburgh 28
RV < NR Maryland ACC 23
RV < NR Bradley 19
RV < NR Pepperdine 17
RV < NR Virginia ACC 17
RV < NR Arizona State Pac-10 15
RV < NR New Mexico 15
RV < NR Boston College Big East 14
RV < NR Alabama SEC 13
RV < NR Washington Pac-10 12
RV < NR Western Kentucky 11
RV < NR Arkansas Southwest 10
RV < NR Lamar 10
RV < NR NC State ACC 8
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 4
RV < NR Temple 4
RV < NR Clemson ACC 2
RV < NR Houston Southwest 2
RV < NR Ohio 2
RV < NR Tennessee SEC 2
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 2
RV < NR Xavier 2
RV < NR Georgia SEC 1
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 1
RV < NR Nebraska Big 8 1
RV < NR Richmond 1
RV < NR SMU Southwest 1

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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