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March 1, 2021 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Gonzaga (59) West Coast 24-0 1571 *1
2 < 3 Michigan (4) Big Ten 18-1 1512 *2
3 < 2 Baylor Big 12 18-1 1450 3
4 < 5 Illinois Big Ten 18-6 1350 4
5 < 9 Iowa Big Ten 18-7 1266 8
6 < 10 West Virginia Big 12 17-6 1210 5
7 < 4 Ohio State Big Ten 18-7 1163 10
8 < 6 Alabama SEC 19-6 1130 5
9 < 12 Houston American 20-3 1109 7
10 < 8 Villanova Big East 15-4 942 9
11 < 11 Florida State ACC 14-4 897 11
12 < 20 Arkansas SEC 19-5 847 13
13 < 17 Kansas Big 12 18-8 785 14
14 < 13 Creighton Big East 17-6 669 12
15 < 14 Texas Big 12 14-7 650 16
16 < 7 Oklahoma Big 12 14-7 584 15
17 < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 16-6 553 17
18 < 18 Texas Tech Big 12 15-8 494 18
19 < 22 San Diego State Mountain West 19-4 406 21
20 < 21 Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 21-4 367 22
21 < 15 Virginia ACC 15-6 362 20
22 < 16 Virginia Tech ACC 15-5 335 19
23 < NR Purdue Big Ten 16-8 192 23
24 < NR Colorado Pac-12 19-7 150 RV
25 < 23 Wisconsin Big Ten 16-9 106 RV
RV < NR BYU West Coast 101 RV
RV < 19 USC Pac-12 88 24
RV < NR Clemson ACC 47 RV
RV < NR Florida SEC 24 RV
RV < 25 Tennessee SEC 19 RV
RV < NR St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 16 RV
RV < NR Oregon Pac-12 15 25
RV < 24 Missouri SEC 13 RV
RV < NR Wichita State American 11 RV
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 9 RV
RV < NR Toledo MAC 8 RV
RV < NR Belmont Ohio Valley 5 RV
RV < NR Connecticut American 5 RV
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 4 RV
RV < NR Winthrop Big South 4 RV
RV < NR Louisville ACC 2 RV
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 2 RV
RV < NR Drake Missouri Valley 1 RV
RV < NR UC Santa Barbara Big West 1 NR
NR < NR Michigan State Big Ten 0 NR
NR < NR Rutgers Big Ten 0 NR
NR < NR Xavier Big East 0 NR
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 7 12.6 5726
Big Ten 6 11.0 5589
ACC 3 18.0 1594
SEC 2 10.0 1977
Big East 2 12.0 1611
West Coast 1 1.0 1571
American 1 9.0 1109
Mountain West 1 19.0 406
Missouri Valley 1 20.0 367
Pac-12 1 24.0 150

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Colorado makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2/24/2020 poll (17 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Gonzaga's Top 10 streak reaches 60
- Missouri's Top 25 streak ends at 11
- Tennessee's Top 25 streak ends at 14

Total Appearances:
- Baylor ties Oregon for #57
- Colorado ties two others for #101
- Creighton reaches 110 appearances and ties Boston College for #76
- Gonzaga reaches 290 appearances (#32)
- Iowa reaches 380 appearances (#18)
- Loyola Chicago ties two others for #101
- Michigan reaches 430 appearances (#14)

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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