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January 3, 2022 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points Coaches
1 < 1 Baylor (61) Big 12 13-0 1525 *1
2 < 2 Duke ACC 11-1 1447 2
3 < 3 Purdue Big Ten 12-1 1376 3
4 < 4 Gonzaga West Coast 11-2 1336 4
5 < 5 UCLA Pac-12 8-1 1287 5
6 < 6 Kansas Big 12 11-1 1237 6
7 < 7 USC Pac-12 12-0 1015 8
8 < 9 Arizona Pac-12 11-1 1013 7
9 < 11 Auburn SEC 12-1 976 9
10 < 10 Michigan State Big Ten 12-2 934 10
11 < 8 Iowa State Big 12 12-1 896 11
12 < 12 Houston American 12-2 849 14
13 < 13 Ohio State Big Ten 9-2 819 12
14 < 17 Texas Big 12 11-2 640 16
15 < 19 Alabama SEC 10-3 589 20
16 < 18 Kentucky SEC 11-2 560 13
16 < 21 Providence Big East 13-1 560 17
18 < 14 Tennessee SEC 9-3 519 18
19 < 22 Villanova Big East 9-4 437 15
20 < 20 Colorado State Mountain West 10-0 386 19
21 < 16 LSU SEC 12-1 371 21
22 < 23 Xavier Big East 11-2 270 24
23 < 24 Wisconsin Big Ten 10-2 221 23
24 < 15 Seton Hall Big East 9-3 174 22
25 < 25 Texas Tech Big 12 10-2 142 25
RV < NR Illinois Big Ten 74 RV
RV < NR Oklahoma Big 12 71 RV
RV < NR Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 40 RV
RV < NR Connecticut Big East 39 RV
RV < NR West Virginia Big 12 6 RV
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 5 NR
RV < NR Davidson Atlantic 10 3 RV
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 3 RV
RV < NR San Francisco West Coast 3 RV
RV < NR Creighton Big East 2 NR
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 0 RV
NR < NR BYU West Coast 0 RV
NR < NR Florida SEC 0 RV
NR < NR Florida State ACC 0 RV
NR < NR Saint Mary's West Coast 0 RV
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 5 11.4 4440
SEC 5 15.8 3015
Big Ten 4 12.3 3350
Big East 4 20.3 1441
Pac-12 3 6.7 3315
ACC 1 2.0 1447
West Coast 1 4.0 1336
American 1 12.0 849
Mountain West 1 20.0 386

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Auburn makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 1/13/2020 poll (34 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Baylor's Top 10 streak reaches 40
- Gonzaga's Top 5 streak reaches 40

Total Appearances:
- Auburn ties Clemson for #62
- Colorado State ties two others for #150
- Duke reaches 850 appearances (#3)
- Houston reaches 180 appearances (#51)
- Kansas reaches 810 appearances (#4)
- LSU reaches 220 appearances (#44)
- Seton Hall ties two others for #66

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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