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December 20, 2021 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Baylor (60) Big 12 10-0 1524 *1
2 < 2 Duke ACC 10-1 1445 2
3 < 3 Purdue Big Ten 10-1 1360 3
4 < 5 Gonzaga West Coast 9-2 1313 4
5 < 4 UCLA Pac-12 9-1 1294 6
6 < 8 Arizona (1) Pac-12 11-0 1230 4
7 < 7 Kansas Big 12 9-1 1210 7
8 < 10 USC Pac-12 12-0 937 9
9 < 11 Iowa State Big 12 11-0 926 8
10 < 6 Alabama SEC 9-2 897 11
11 < 12 Michigan State Big Ten 9-2 822 10
12 < 13 Auburn SEC 10-1 782 12
13 < 14 Houston American 10-2 780 14
14 < 15 Ohio State Big Ten 8-2 744 13
15 < 16 Seton Hall Big East 9-1 693 15
16 < 17 Texas Big 12 8-2 569 17
17 < 19 LSU SEC 11-0 542 16
18 < 22 Xavier Big East 11-1 469 20
19 < 18 Tennessee SEC 8-2 447 19
20 < 21 Kentucky SEC 8-2 428 18
21 < 23 Colorado State Mountain West 10-0 328 21
22 < NR Providence Big East 11-1 266 23
23 < 9 Villanova Big East 7-4 222 22
24 < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 9-2 182 24
25 < 25 Texas Tech Big 12 8-2 86 25
RV < NR Oklahoma Big 12 65 RV
RV < NR West Virginia Big 12 57 RV
RV < 20 Connecticut Big East 55 RV
RV < NR Illinois Big Ten 49 RV
RV < NR Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 42 RV
RV < 24 Arkansas SEC 9 RV
RV < NR Michigan Big Ten 9 RV
RV < NR BYU West Coast 8 RV
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 7 NR
RV < NR San Francisco West Coast 6 RV
RV < NR Wake Forest ACC 5 RV
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 4 NR
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 4 NR
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 3 NR
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 3 RV
RV < NR Creighton Big East 2 NR
RV < NR Memphis American 1 NR
NR < NR Florida SEC 0 RV
NR < NR Indiana Big Ten 0 RV
NR < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 5 11.6 4315
SEC 5 15.6 3096
Big Ten 4 13.0 3108
Big East 4 19.5 1650
Pac-12 3 6.3 3461
ACC 1 2.0 1445
West Coast 1 4.0 1313
American 1 13.0 780
Mountain West 1 21.0 328

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Iowa State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/14/2015 poll (114 polls)
- Providence makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2/15/2016 poll (105 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Arkansas' Top 25 streak ends at 11
- Purdue's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Alabama ties Memphis for #26
- Colorado State reaches 10 appearances and ties Hamline for #156
- Gonzaga ties Missouri for #29
- Michigan State reaches 480 appearances (#10)
- Ohio State ties Maryland for #14
- Purdue ties Iowa for #18
- Texas ties Arkansas for #34
- USC reaches 190 appearances (#48)

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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