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January 25, 2021 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Gonzaga (61) West Coast 15-0 1597 *1
2 < 2 Baylor (3) Big 12 14-0 1539 *2
3 < 3 Villanova Big East 10-1 1459 3
4 < 7 Michigan Big Ten 13-1 1376 4
5 < 5 Texas Big 12 11-2 1341 5
6 < 8 Houston American 13-1 1281 6
7 < 4 Iowa Big Ten 12-3 1214 7
8 < 13 Virginia ACC 10-2 1067 8
9 < 18 Alabama SEC 13-3 1039 8
10 < 12 Texas Tech Big 12 11-4 954 10
11 < 14 West Virginia Big 12 10-4 869 11
12 < 19 Missouri SEC 10-2 833 12
13 < 15 Ohio State Big Ten 12-4 810 15
14 < 10 Wisconsin Big Ten 12-4 757 13
15 < 9 Kansas Big 12 10-5 665 18
16 < NR Florida State ACC 9-2 656 16
17 < 11 Creighton Big East 11-4 640 14
18 < 6 Tennessee SEC 10-3 638 17
19 < 22 Illinois Big Ten 10-5 415 22
20 < 16 Virginia Tech ACC 11-3 242 19
21 < 17 Minnesota Big Ten 11-5 223 20
22 < 25 Saint Louis Atlantic 10 7-1 218 24
23 < 24 UCLA Pac-12 12-3 157 21
24 < NR Oklahoma Big 12 9-4 151 RV
25 < NR Louisville ACC 10-3 117 23
RV < NR Boise State Mountain West 108 RV
RV < NR Drake Missouri Valley 75 RV
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 59 RV
RV < NR USC Pac-12 50 RV
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 49 RV
RV < 21 Oregon Pac-12 49 25
RV < NR Florida SEC 37 RV
RV < 23 Connecticut American 20 RV
RV < NR Winthrop Big South 16 RV
RV < NR Xavier Big East 14 RV
RV < NR Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 12 RV
RV < NR BYU West Coast 11 NR
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 11 RV
RV < NR Belmont Ohio Valley 9 NR
RV < 20 Clemson ACC 8 RV
RV < NR St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 6 RV
RV < NR Arizona Pac-12 4 NR
RV < NR Toledo MAC 4 NR
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 0 NR
NR < NR Michigan State Big Ten 0 NR
NR < NR San Diego State Mountain West 0 NR
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 6 11.2 5519
Big Ten 6 13.0 4795
ACC 4 17.3 2082
SEC 3 13.0 2510
Big East 2 10.0 2099
West Coast 1 1.0 1597
American 1 6.0 1281
Atlantic 10 1 22.0 218
Pac-12 1 23.0 157

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Alabama makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/15/2007 poll (269 polls)
- Michigan makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 12/9/2019 poll (23 polls)
- Oklahoma makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/14/2019 poll (38 polls)
- Texas Tech makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2019 poll (29 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Baylor's Top 25 streak reaches 30
- Gonzaga's Number 1 streak reaches 10
- Iowa's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Kansas' Top 10 streak ends at 29, Top 25 streak reaches 230
- Tennessee's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Texas' Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Texas Tech's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Baylor ties New Mexico for #59
- Saint Louis ties Texas A&M for #71
- Tennessee ties two others for #29
- Virginia Tech ties Penn for #88

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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