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February 15, 2021 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Gonzaga (59) West Coast 20-0 1595 *1
2 < 2 Baylor (5) Big 12 17-0 1541 *2
3 < 3 Michigan Big Ten 14-1 1469 3
4 < 4 Ohio State Big Ten 17-4 1402 4
5 < 6 Illinois Big Ten 14-5 1290 5
6 < 8 Houston American 17-2 1171 5
7 < 9 Virginia ACC 15-3 1130 8
8 < 11 Alabama SEC 17-5 1086 9
9 < 12 Oklahoma Big 12 13-5 1072 10
10 < 5 Villanova Big East 13-3 1061 7
11 < 15 Iowa Big Ten 15-6 911 14
12 < 13 Texas Big 12 13-5 886 13
13 < 14 West Virginia Big 12 14-6 837 15
14 < 19 Creighton Big East 16-5 794 12
15 < 7 Texas Tech Big 12 14-6 792 11
16 < 17 Florida State ACC 11-3 625 16
17 < 20 USC Pac-12 17-3 587 18
18 < 18 Virginia Tech ACC 14-4 514 17
19 < 16 Tennessee SEC 14-5 453 20
20 < 10 Missouri SEC 13-5 413 19
21 < 21 Wisconsin Big Ten 15-7 274 21
22 < 22 Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 18-4 167 23
23 < NR Kansas Big 12 15-7 141 24
24 < NR Arkansas SEC 16-5 111 RV
25 < NR San Diego State Mountain West 15-4 75 RV
RV < 23 Oklahoma State Big 12 71 22
RV < 25 Rutgers Big Ten 49 RV
RV < NR Belmont Ohio Valley 47 RV
RV < NR Louisville ACC 40 RV
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 31 RV
RV < NR Oregon Pac-12 30 25
RV < NR Drake Missouri Valley 22 RV
RV < 24 Purdue Big Ten 20 RV
RV < NR Clemson ACC 17 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 17 RV
RV < NR LSU SEC 16 RV
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 11 RV
RV < NR VCU Atlantic 10 10 NR
RV < NR Saint Louis Atlantic 10 5 RV
RV < NR Xavier Big East 4 RV
RV < NR Toledo MAC 3 NR
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 2 NR
RV < NR UC Santa Barbara Big West 2 NR
RV < NR Western Kentucky Conference USA 2 NR
RV < NR BYU West Coast 1 NR
RV < NR Utah State Mountain West 1 RV
RV < NR Wichita State American 1 NR
RV < NR Wright State Horizon 1 NR
NR < NR Boise State Mountain West 0 RV
NR < NR Colorado State Mountain West 0 RV
NR < NR Seton Hall Big East 0 RV
NR < NR St. John's Big East 0 RV
NR < NR Winthrop Big South 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 6 12.3 5269
Big Ten 5 8.8 5346
SEC 4 17.8 2063
ACC 3 13.7 2269
Big East 2 12.0 1855
West Coast 1 1.0 1595
American 1 6.0 1171
Pac-12 1 17.0 587
Missouri Valley 1 22.0 167
Mountain West 1 25.0 75

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Arkansas makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/1/2018 poll (62 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Creighton's Top 25 streak reaches 20
- Michigan's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Missouri's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Alabama reaches 300 appearances (#27)
- Iowa ties Notre Dame for #18
- Loyola Chicago ties Mississippi for #103
- Oklahoma ties Purdue for #21
- Texas Tech ties California for #79

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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