2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball rankings

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Two human polls make up the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball rankings, the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll, in addition to various publications' preseason polls.

Legend[edit]

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#)   Win-loss record
т Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

AP poll[edit]

The Associated Press (AP) preseason poll was released on October 28, 2010. This poll is compiled by sportswriters across the nation. In Division I men's and women's college basketball, the AP Poll is largely just a tool to compare schools throughout the season and spark debate, as it has no bearing on postseason play. Generally, all top 25 teams in the poll are invited to the NCAA basketball tournament, also known as March Madness.

Preseason
Oct 28[1]
Week 1
Nov 15[2]
Week 2
Nov 22[3]
Week 3
Nov 29[4]
Week 4
Dec 6[5]
Week 5
Dec 13[6]
Week 6
Dec 20[7]
Week 7
Dec 27[8]
Week 8
Jan 3[9]
Week 9
Jan 10[10]
Week 10
Jan 17[11]
Week 11
Jan 24[12]
Week 12
Jan 31[13]
Week 13
Feb 7[14]
Week 14
Feb 14[15]
Week 15
Feb 21[16]
Week 16
Feb 28[17]
Week 17
Mar 7[18]
Week 18
Mar 14[19]
1. Duke 55 Duke (1–0) 58 Duke (3–0) 58 Duke (6–0) 65 Duke (8–0) 65 Duke (10–0) 65 Duke (10–0) 64 Duke (11–0) 65 Duke (13–0) 65 Duke (15–0) 65 Ohio State (18–0) 49 Ohio State (20–0) 63 Ohio State (22–0) 65 Ohio State (24–0) 65 Kansas (24–1) 22 Duke (25–2) 35 Ohio State (27–2) 45 Ohio State (29–2) 52 Ohio State (32–2) 51 1.
2. Michigan State 8 Michigan State (1–0) 7 Michigan State (2–0) 6 Ohio State (5–0) Ohio State (6–0) Ohio State (8–0) Ohio State (10–0) 1 Ohio State (12–0) Ohio State (14–0) Ohio State (16–0) Kansas (17–0) 6 Pittsburgh (19–1) 1 Kansas (20–1) Kansas (22–1) Ohio State (24–1) 14 Ohio State (25–2) 10 Kansas (27–2) 14 Kansas (29–2) 13 Kansas (32–2) 14 2.
3. Kansas State 2 Kansas State (1–0) Ohio State (3–0) Pittsburgh (7–0) Pittsburgh (9–0) Kansas (9–0) Kansas (10–0) Kansas (11–0) Kansas (13–0) Kansas (15–0) Syracuse (18–0) 8 Duke (18–1) 1 Texas (18–3) Texas (20–3) Texas (22–3) 23 Kansas (25–2) 5 BYU (27–2) 5 Pittsburgh (27–4) Duke (30–4) 3.
4. Ohio State Ohio State (1–0) Kansas State (3–0) 1 Kansas (6–0) Kansas (7–0) Connecticut (8–0) Connecticut (8–0) Connecticut (10–0) Syracuse (15–0) Syracuse (16–0) Duke (16–1) 1 San Diego State (20–0) Pittsburgh (20–2) Pittsburgh (21–2) Pittsburgh (23–2) 6 Pittsburgh (24–3) 12 Duke (26–3) 1 т Notre Dame (25–5) Pittsburgh (27–5) 4.
5. Pittsburgh Pittsburgh (3–0) Pittsburgh (5–0) Kansas State (6–1) Kansas State (7–1) Syracuse (10–0) Syracuse (11–0) Syracuse (13–0) Pittsburgh (13–1) Pittsburgh (15–1) Pittsburgh (17–1) 1 Connecticut (16–2) Duke (19–2) Duke (21–2) Duke (23–2) Texas (23–4) 1 Pittsburgh (25–4) т Duke (27–4) Notre Dame (26–6) 5.
6. Villanova Villanova (1–0) Kansas (3–0) Michigan State (5–1) Connecticut (7–0) Kansas State (9–1) Pittsburgh (11–1) Pittsburgh (12–1) San Diego State (15–0) San Diego State (17–0) San Diego State (19–0) Kansas (18–1) Connecticut (17–3) San Diego State (23–1) San Diego State (25–1) San Diego State (27–1) Purdue (24–5) North Carolina (24–6) San Diego State (32–2) 6.
7. Kansas Kansas (1–0) Villanova (4–0) Connecticut (5–0) Michigan State (6–2) Tennessee (7–0) San Diego State (12–0) San Diego State (14–0) Villanova (12–1) Villanova (14–1) Villanova (16–1) Texas (16–3) San Diego State (21–1) BYU (22–2) BYU (24–2) BYU (25–2) 2 Texas (24–5) San Diego State (29–2) North Carolina (26–7) 7.
8. North Carolina North Carolina (1–0) Kentucky (2–0) Syracuse (6–0) Syracuse (8–0) Pittsburgh (10–1) Villanova (9–1) Villanova (10–1) Connecticut (11–1) Purdue (15–1) Connecticut (14–2) Villanova (17–2) BYU (20–2) Notre Dame (19–4) Notre Dame (21–4) Purdue (22–5) Notre Dame (23–5) BYU (28–3) Texas (27–7) 8.
9. Florida Florida (1–0) Syracuse (4–0) Missouri (5–0) Georgetown (8–0) Baylor (6–0) Missouri (10–1) Georgetown (11–1) Missouri (13–1) Notre Dame (14–2) BYU (17–1) Syracuse (18–2) т Notre Dame (17–4) Villanova (19–4) Georgetown (20–5) Notre Dame (21–5) San Diego State (27–2) Purdue (25–6) Connecticut (26–9) 9.
10. Syracuse Syracuse (2–0) Purdue (3–0) Kentucky (4–1) Baylor (6–0) Villanova (8–1) Georgetown (10–1) Missouri (11–1) Kentucky (11–2) Connecticut (12–2) Texas (14–3) BYU (19–1) т Kentucky (16–4) Connecticut (18–4) Wisconsin (19–5) Arizona (23–4) Wisconsin (22–6) Texas (25–6) BYU (30–4) 10.
11. Kentucky Gonzaga (2–0) Missouri (2–0) Baylor (5–0) Tennessee (6–0) San Diego State (10–0) Kansas State (9–2) Kentucky (9–2) Purdue (13–1) BYU (16–1) Texas A&M (16–1) Missouri (17–3) Purdue (18–4) Georgetown (18–5) Purdue (20–5) Georgetown (21–6) Louisville (22–7) Syracuse (25–6) Kentucky (25–8) 11.
12. Gonzaga Kentucky (1–0) Baylor (3–0) Villanova (5–1) Villanova (6–1) Illinois (10–1) Michigan State (8–3) Purdue (11–1) Texas (11–2) Texas (12–3) Kentucky (14–3) Purdue (17–3) Villanova (17–4) Syracuse (20–4) Arizona (21–4) Wisconsin (20–6) Syracuse (24–6) Florida (24–6) Syracuse (26–7) 12.
13. Illinois Illinois (3–0) Washington (2–0) Tennessee (5–0) Memphis (7–0) Missouri (8–1) Kentucky (8–2) Texas (10–2) Georgetown (12–2) Kentucky (12–3) Missouri (15–3) Texas A&M (17–2) Georgetown (16–5) Wisconsin (17–5) Connecticut (19–5) Florida (21–5) North Carolina (22–6) Wisconsin (23–7) Purdue (25–7) 13.
14. Purdue Purdue (1–0) Memphis (4–0) Memphis (5–0) San Diego State (8–0) Michigan State (7–3) Purdue (10–1) Minnesota (11–1) Notre Dame (12–2) Texas A&M (14–1) Purdue (15–3) Kentucky (15–4) Missouri (17–4) Purdue (18–5) Florida (20–5) Connecticut (20–6) Florida (22–6) Louisville (23–8) Louisville (25–9) 14.
15. Missouri Missouri (0–0) Minnesota (5–0) Minnesota (6–1) Missouri (6–1) Georgetown (9–1) Baylor (7–1) Notre Dame (11–1) BYU (14–1) Missouri (14–2) Minnesota (14–4) Notre Dame (16–4) Louisville (17–4) Arizona (20–4) Villanova (19–6) Villanova (21–6) St. John's (19–9) Kentucky (22–8) Florida (26–7) 15.
16. Baylor Butler (1–0) Florida (3–1) т Georgetown (6–0) Illinois (8–1) BYU (10–0) Memphis (8–1) BYU (12–1) Texas A&M (12–1) Illinois (13–3) Notre Dame (14–4) Minnesota (15–4) Texas A&M (17–3) Louisville (18–5) Louisville (19–6) Louisville (20–7) Connecticut (21–7) Arizona (25–6) Wisconsin (23–8) 16.
17. Butler Washington (1–0) т Georgetown (5–0) т San Diego State (6–0) Kentucky (5–2) Kentucky (7–2) Minnesota (10–1) Kansas State (10–3) Kansas State (11–3) Washington (12–3) Michigan State (12–5) Wisconsin (15–4) Syracuse (18–4) Florida (18–5) Syracuse (20–6) Syracuse (22–6) Georgetown (21–8) St. John's (20–10) Arizona (27–7) 17.
18. Washington Baylor (1–0) т San Diego State (4–0) Florida (5–1) BYU (8–0) Memphis (7–1) Texas (9–2) Texas A&M (11–1) Michigan State (9–4) Louisville (13–2) Wisconsin (13–4) Washington (15–4) Minnesota (16–5) Kentucky (16–6) Vanderbilt (18–6) Vanderbilt (20–6) Arizona (23–6) Xavier (24–6) St. John's (21–11) 18.
19. Memphis Memphis (1–0) Illinois (4–1) Texas (5–1) Purdue (7–1) Purdue (9–1) Tennessee (7–2) Central Florida (11–0) Central Florida (13–0) Temple (11–3) Louisville (14–3) Vanderbilt (14–4) Wisconsin (15–5) Missouri (18–5) North Carolina (18–6) North Carolina (20–6) Villanova (21–8) Kansas State (22–9) Utah State (30–3) 19.
20. Georgetown Georgetown (1–0) Texas (3–1) Illinois (6–1) UNLV (8–0) Louisville (8–0) Florida (8–2) Michigan State (8–4) Illinois (12–3) Wisconsin (12–3) Washington (13–4) Illinois (14–6) Washington (15–5) North Carolina (17–5) Missouri (19–6) Missouri (21–6) Kentucky (20–8) West Virginia (20–10) Xavier (24–7) 20.
21. Virginia Tech Temple (2–0) Temple (2–0) BYU (6–0) Washington (5–2) Minnesota (9–1) Illinois (10–2) Memphis (9–2) Memphis (11–2) Kansas State (12–4) West Virginia (12–4) Georgetown (14–5) Arizona (18–4) Utah State (22–2) Texas A&M (19–5) Texas A&M (21–5) Vanderbilt (21–7) Connecticut (21–9) Kansas State (22–10) 21.
22. Temple Virginia Tech (1–0) Gonzaga (2–1) Purdue (5–1) Minnesota (7–1) Texas (7–2) т Notre Dame (10–1) Louisville (10–1) Vanderbilt (11–2) Georgetown (12–4) Saint Mary's (16–2) Florida State (15–5) Utah State (20–2) Texas A&M (17–5) Kentucky (17–7) Kentucky (19–7) Missouri (22–7) Georgetown (21–9) West Virginia (20–11) 22.
23. Tennessee BYU (1–0) BYU (3–0) Washington (3–2) Notre Dame (8–0) UNLV (9–1) т BYU (10–1) Illinois (10–3) Washington (10–3) Central Florida (14–1) Illinois (13–5) т Louisville (15–4) Vanderbilt (15–5) т Vanderbilt (16–6) Temple (19–5) St. John's (17–9) Xavier (22–6) Utah State (28–3) Washington (23–10) 23.
24. BYU Tennessee (1–0) Tennessee (3–0) UNLV (6–0) Louisville (6–0) Notre Dame (9–1) Central Florida (10–0) Vanderbilt (9–2) Cincinnati (14–0) Georgia (12–2) Georgetown (13–5) т Florida (15–4) North Carolina (15–5) т Temple (17–5) Xavier (18–6) Temple (21–5) Texas A&M (22–6) Temple (24–6) Texas A&M (24–8) 24.
25. San Diego State San Diego State (1–0) North Carolina (2–2) Notre Dame (7–0) Texas (6–2) Texas A&M (9–1) Texas A&M (10–1) Temple (9–2) UNLV (12–2) Cincinnati (14–1) Cincinnati (16–2) Michigan State (12–7) West Virginia (14–6) West Virginia (15–7) Utah State (23–3) Xavier (20–6) Utah State (26–3) Cincinnati (24–7) Vanderbilt (23–10) 25.
Preseason
Oct 28[1]
Week 1
Nov 15[2]
Week 2
Nov 22[3]
Week 3
Nov 29[4]
Week 4
Dec 6[5]
Week 5
Dec 13[6]
Week 6
Dec 20[7]
Week 7
Dec 27[8]
Week 8
Jan 3[9]
Week 9
Jan 10[10]
Week 10
Jan 17[11]
Week 11
Jan 24[12]
Week 12
Jan 31[13]
Week 13
Feb 7[14]
Week 14
Feb 14[15]
Week 15
Feb 21[16]
Week 16
Feb 28[17]
Week 17
Mar 7[18]
Week 18
Mar 14[19]
Dropped:
None
Dropped:
Butler (2–1)
Virginia Tech (2–1)
Dropped:
Temple (3–2)
Gonzaga (3–2)
North Carolina (4–2)
Dropped:
Florida (6–2)
Dropped:
Washington (6–3)
Dropped:
Louisville (9–1)
UNLV (10–2)
Dropped:
Baylor (8–3)
Tennessee (8–3)
Florida (9–3)
Dropped:
Minnesota (11–3)
Louisville (11–2)
Temple (9–3)
Dropped:
Michigan State (10–5)
Memphis (12–3)
Vanderbilt (11–3)
UNLV (13–3)
Dropped:
Temple (12–4)
Kansas State (13–5)
Central Florida (14–2)
Georgia (13–3)
Dropped:
West Virginia (13–5)
Saint Mary's (17–3)
Cincinnati (17–3)
Dropped:
Illinois (14–7)
Florida State (15–6)
Florida (16–5)
Michigan State (13–8)
Dropped:
Minnesota (16–7)
Washington (15–7)
Dropped:
West Virginia (16–8)
Dropped:
Utah State (25–3)
Dropped:
Temple (22–6)
Dropped:
Villanova (21–10)
Vanderbilt (21–9)
Missouri (22–9)
Texas A&M (23–7)
Dropped:
Georgetown (21–10)
Temple (25–7)
Cincinnati (25–8)

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll[edit]

The Coaches Poll is the second oldest poll still in use after the AP Poll. It is compiled by a rotating group of 31 college Division I head coaches. The Poll operates by Borda count. Each voting member ranks teams from 1 to 25. Each team then receives points for their ranking in reverse order: Number 1 earns 25 points, number 2 earns 24 points, and so forth. The points are then combined and the team with the highest points is then ranked #1; second highest is ranked #2 and so forth. Only the top 25 teams with points are ranked, with teams receiving first place votes noted the quantity next to their name. Any team receiving votes after the top 25 are listed after the top 25 by their point totals. However, these are not real rankings: They are not considered #26, #27, etc. The maximum points a single team can earn is 775. The preseason poll was released on October 21, 2010.

Preseason
Oct 21[20]
Week 1
Nov 15[21]
Week 2
Nov 22[22]
Week 3
Nov 29[23]
Week 4
Dec 6[24]
Week 5
Dec 13[25]
Week 6
Dec 20[26]
Week 7
Dec 27[27]
Week 8
Jan 3[28]
Week 9
Jan 10[29]
Week 10
Jan 17[30]
Week 11
Jan 24[31]
Week 12
Jan 31[32]
Week 13
Feb 7[33]
Week 14
Feb 14[34]
Week 15
Feb 21[35]
Week 16
Feb 28[36]
Week 17
Mar 7[37]
Week 18
Mar 13[38]
Week 19
Final[39]
1. Duke 29 Duke (1–0) 29 Duke (3–0) 29 Duke (6–0) 31 Duke (8–0) 31 Duke (10–0) 31 Duke (10–0) 31 Duke (11–0) 31 Duke (13–0) 31 Duke (15–0) 31 Ohio State (18–0) 28 Ohio State (20–0) 31 Ohio State (22–0) 31 Ohio State (24–0) 31 Kansas (24–1) 14 Duke (25–2) 19 Ohio State (27–2) 17 Ohio State (29–2) 25 Ohio State (32–2) 26 Connecticut (30–9) 30 1.
2. Michigan State 2 Michigan State (1–0) 2 Michigan State (2–0) 2 Ohio State (5–0) Ohio State (6–0) Ohio State (8–0) Ohio State (10–0) Ohio State (12–0) Ohio State (14–0) Ohio State (16–0) Kansas (17–0) 2 Pittsburgh (19–1) Kansas (20–1) Kansas (22–1) Texas (22–3) 13 Kansas (25–2) 1 Kansas (27–2) 14 Kansas (29–2) 6 Kansas (32–2) 5 Butler (27–9) 2.
3. Kansas State Kansas State (1–0) Ohio State (3–0) Pittsburgh (7–0) Pittsburgh (9–0) Kansas (9–0) Kansas (10–0) Kansas (11–0) Kansas (13–0) Kansas (15–0) Syracuse (18–1) 1 Duke (18–1) Texas (18–3) Texas (20–3) Ohio State (24–1) 3 Ohio State (25–2) 4 BYU (27–2) Pittsburgh (27–4) Duke (30–4) Kentucky (29–8) 3.
4. Pittsburgh Pittsburgh (3–0) Kansas State (3–0) Kansas (6–0) Kansas (7–0) Connecticut (8–0) Connecticut (8–0) Connecticut (10–0) Syracuse (15–0) Syracuse (16–0) Pittsburgh (17–1) San Diego State (20–0) Pittsburgh (20–2) Pittsburgh (21–2) Pittsburgh (23–2) 1 San Diego State (27–1) 3 Duke (26–3) Notre Dame (25–5) Pittsburgh (27–5) Kansas (35–3) 4.
5. Ohio State Ohio State (1–0) Pittsburgh (5–0) Kansas State (6–1) Kansas State (7–1) Syracuse (10–0) Syracuse (11–0) Syracuse (13–0) Pittsburgh (13–1) Pittsburgh (15–1) Duke (16–1) Connecticut (16–2) Duke (19–2) Duke (21–2) Duke (23–2) Texas (23–4) Pittsburgh (25–4) Duke (27–4) San Diego State (32–2) Ohio State (34–3) 1 5.
6. Villanova Kansas (1–0) Kansas (3–0) Michigan State (5–1) Connecticut (7–0) Kansas State (9–1) Pittsburgh (11–1) Pittsburgh (12–1) San Diego State (15–0) San Diego State (17–0) San Diego State (19–0) Kansas (18–1) San Diego State (21–1) San Diego State (23–1) San Diego State (25–1) Pittsburgh (24–3) 4 Purdue (24–5) San Diego State (29–2) Notre Dame (26–6) VCU (28–11) 6.
7. Kansas Villanova (1–0) Villanova (4–0) Syracuse (6–0) Syracuse (8–0) Tennessee (7–0) San Diego State (12–0) San Diego State (14–0) Villanova (12–1) Villanova (14–1) Villanova (16–1) Villanova (17–2) Connecticut (17–3) Notre Dame (19–4) Notre Dame (21–4) BYU (25–2) Notre Dame (23–5) North Carolina (24–6) North Carolina (26–7) Duke (32–5) 7.
8. Purdue North Carolina (1–0) Purdue (3–0) Missouri (5–0) Michigan State (6–2) Pittsburgh (10–1) Villanova (9–1) Villanova (10–1) Missouri (13–1) Purdue (15–1) Connecticut (14–2) Texas (16–3) Notre Dame (17–4) BYU (22–2) BYU (24–2) Purdue (22–5) Texas (24–5) BYU (28–3) Connecticut (26–9) North Carolina (29–8) 8.
9. North Carolina Purdue (1–0) Kentucky (2–0) Connecticut (5–0) Baylor (6–0) Baylor (6–0) Georgetown (10–1) Georgetown (11–1) Connecticut (11–1) Connecticut (12–2) BYU (17–1) BYU (19–1) BYU (20–2) Connecticut (18–4) Georgetown (20–5) Notre Dame (21–5) San Diego State (27–2) Purdue (25–6) Texas (27–7) Arizona (30–8) 9.
10. Kentucky Florida (1–0) Syracuse (4–0) Baylor (5–0) Georgetown (8–0) San Diego State (10–0) Missouri (10–1) Missouri (11–1) Purdue (13–1) BYU (16–1) Texas A&M (16–1) Syracuse (18–2) Purdue (18–4) Villanova (19–4) Wisconsin (19–5) Arizona (23–4) Wisconsin (22–6) Texas (25–6) Kentucky (25–8) Florida (29–8) 10.
11. Florida Syracuse (2–0) Washington (2–0) Kentucky (4–1) Missouri (6–1) Villanova (8–1) Kansas State (9–2) Purdue (11–1) Kentucky (11–2) Notre Dame (14–2) Texas (14–3) Texas A&M (17–2) Kentucky (16–4) Georgetown (18–5) Purdue (20–5) Georgetown (21–6) Louisville (22–7) Syracuse (25–6) Louisville (25–9) San Diego State (34–3) 11.
12. Gonzaga Gonzaga (2–0) Missouri (2–0) Villanova (5–1) Villanova (6–1) Missouri (8–1) Michigan State (8–3) Kentucky (9–2) Texas (11–2) Missouri (14–2) Kentucky (14–3) Purdue (17–3) Villanova (17–4) Purdue (18–5) Connecticut (19–5) Wisconsin (20–6) Syracuse (24–6) Florida (24–6) BYU (30–4) Pittsburgh (28–6) 12.
13. Syracuse Kentucky (1–0) Baylor (3–0) Minnesota (6–1) Tennessee (6–0) Georgetown (9–1) Purdue (10–1) Minnesota (11–1) Georgetown (12–2) Texas A&M (14–1) Purdue (15–3) Missouri (17–3) Louisville (17–4) Syracuse (20–4) Arizona (21–4) Florida (21–5) North Carolina (22–6) Wisconsin (23–7) Florida (26–7) BYU (32–5) 13.
14. Baylor Missouri (0–0) Florida (3–1) Georgetown (6–0) Memphis (7–0) Illinois (10–1) Kentucky (8–2) Texas (10–2) BYU (14–1) Texas (12–3) Missouri (15–3) Notre Dame (16–4) Georgetown (16–5) Wisconsin (17–5) Villanova (19–6) Villanova (21–6) Florida (22–6) Louisville (23–8) Syracuse (26–7) Notre Dame (27–7) 14.
15. Missouri Washington (1–0) Memphis (4–0) Memphis (5–0) San Diego State (8–0) Michigan State (7–3) Baylor (7–1) Notre Dame (11–1) Notre Dame (12–2) Kentucky (12–3) Louisville (14–3) Wisconsin (15–4) Missouri (17–4) Louisville (18–5) Florida (20–5) Connecticut (20–6) Saint John's (19–9) Arizona (25–6) Purdue (25–7) Wisconsin (25–9) 15.
16. Illinois Illinois (3–0) Georgetown (5–0) Florida (5–1) Kentucky (5–2) Kentucky (7–2) Minnesota (10–1) BYU (12–1) Texas A&M (12–1) Illinois (13–3) Notre Dame (14–4) Kentucky (15–4) Texas A&M (17–3) Arizona (20–4) Louisville (19–6) Louisville (20–7) Connecticut (21–7) Kentucky (22–8) Wisconsin (23–8) Texas (28–8) 16.
17. Washington Baylor (1–0) Minnesota (5–0) Tennessee (5–0) Illinois (8–1) Purdue (9–1) Memphis (8–1) Kansas State (10–3) Kansas State (11–3) Louisville (13–2) Wisconsin (13–4) Washington (15–4) Syracuse (18–4) Utah State (22–2) Texas A&M (19–5) Texas A&M (21–5) Georgetown (21–8) Utah State (28–3) Utah State (30–3) Purdue (26–8) 17.
18. Butler Butler (1–0) Gonzaga (2–1) Purdue (5–1) Purdue (7–1) BYU (10–0) Tennessee (7–2) Texas A&M (11–1) Central Florida (13–0) Washington (12–3) Michigan State (12–5) Minnesota (15–4) Wisconsin (15–5) Kentucky (16–6) Vanderbilt (18–6) Vanderbilt (20–6) Arizona (23–6) St. John's (20–10) Arizona (27–7) Syracuse (27–8) 18.
19. Memphis Memphis (1–0) Illinois (4–1) San Diego State (6–0) UNLV (8–0) Memphis (7–1) Florida (8–2) Michigan State (9–4) Michigan State (9–4) Georgetown (12–4) Minnesota (14–4) Louisville (15–4) Washington (15–5) Florida (18–5) North Carolina (18–6) North Carolina (20–6) Villanova (21–8) Connecticut (21–9) St. John's (21–11) Florida State (23–11) 19.
20. Tennessee Temple (2–0) Temple (2–0) Texas (5–1) Minnesota (7–1) Minnesota (9–1) Notre Dame (10–1) Louisville (10–1) Illinois (12–3) Kansas State (12–4) Washington (13–4) Georgetown (14–5) Minnesota (16–5) Missouri (18–5) Syracuse (20–6) Syracuse (22–6) Vanderbilt (21–7) Xavier (24–6) Texas A&M (24–8) Marquette (22–15) 20.
21. Georgetown Georgetown (1–0) Texas (3–1) Illinois (6–1) BYU (8–0) Louisville (8–0) Illinois (10–2) Central Florida (11–0) Minnesota (11–3) Wisconsin (12–3) Saint Mary's (16–2) Illinois (14–6) Utah State (20–2) North Carolina (17–5) Missouri (19–6) Missouri (21–6) Utah State (26–3) Texas A&M (23–7) Vanderbilt (23–10) Richmond (29–8) 21.
22. Temple Texas (1–0) San Diego State (4–0) Washington (3–2) Washington (5–2) UNLV (9–1) Texas (9–2) Memphis (9–2) Memphis (11–2) Central Florida (14–1) Illinois (13–5) Vanderbilt (14–4) Arizona (18–4) Texas A&M (17–5) Kentucky (17–7) Kentucky (19–7) Texas A&M (22–6) Georgetown (21–9) Xavier (24–7) Louisville (25–10) 22.
23. Virginia Tech Tennessee (1–0) Butler (2–1) UNLV (6–0) Notre Dame (8–0) Notre Dame (9–1) BYU (10–1) Baylor (8–3) Louisville (11–2) Temple (11–3) Georgetown (13–5) Florida (15–4) Florida (16–5) Saint Mary's (20–4) Saint Mary's (22–4) Utah State (25–3) Kentucky (20–8) Kansas State (22–9) Washington (23–10) Washington (24–11) 23.
24. Wisconsin Virginia Tech (1–0) Tennessee (3–0) Gonzaga (3–2) Florida (6–2) Florida (7–2) Texas A&M (10–1) Wisconsin (10–2) Vanderbilt (11–2) Michigan State (10–5) Kansas State (13–5) Saint Mary's (17–3) Illinois (14–7) т Vanderbilt (16–6) Utah State (23–3) Temple (21–5) Missouri (22–7) Vanderbilt (21–9) Kansas State (22–10) Kansas State (23–11) 24.
25. Texas Wisconsin (1–0) North Carolina (2–2) BYU (6–0) Texas (6–2) Texas (7–2) Louisville (9–1) Illinois (10–3) Cincinnati (14–0) Minnesota (12–4) Arizona (15–3) Utah State (18–2) Vanderbilt (15–5) т Minnesota (16–7) Temple (19–5) Saint John's (17–9) George Mason (25–5) Temple (24–6) Georgetown (21–10) Utah State (30–4) 25.
Preseason
Oct 21[20]
Week 1
Nov 15[21]
Week 2
Nov 22[22]
Week 3
Nov 29[23]
Week 4
Dec 6[24]
Week 5
Dec 13[25]
Week 6
Dec 20[26]
Week 7
Dec 27[27]
Week 8
Jan 3[28]
Week 9
Jan 10[29]
Week 10
Jan 17[30]
Week 11
Jan 24[31]
Week 12
Jan 31[32]
Week 13
Feb 7[33]
Week 14
Feb 14[34]
Week 15
Feb 21[35]
Week 16
Feb 28[36]
Week 17
Mar 7[37]
Week 18
Mar 13[38]
Week 19
Final[39]
Dropped:
None
Dropped:
Virginia Tech (2–1)
Wisconsin (2–1)
Dropped:
Temple (3–2)
Butler (3–2)
North Carolina (4–2)
Dropped:
Gonzaga (4–3)
Dropped:
Washington (6–3)
Dropped:
UNLV (10–2)
Dropped:
Tennessee (8–3)
Florida (9–3)
Dropped:
Baylor (9–3)
Wisconsin (11–3)
Dropped:
Memphis (12–3)
Vanderbilt (11–3)
Cincinnati (14–1)
Dropped:
Central Florida (14–2)
Temple (12–4)
Dropped:
Michigan State (12–7)
Kansas State (13–7)
Arizona (16–4)
Dropped:
Saint Mary's (18–4)
Dropped:
Washington (15–7)
Illinois (15–8)
Dropped:
Minnesota (17–8)
Dropped:
Saint Mary's (22–6)
Dropped:
Temple (22–6)
Dropped:
Villanova (21–10)
Missouri (22–9)
George Mason (26–6)
Dropped:
Temple (25–7)
Dropped:
St. John's (21–12)
Texas A&M (24–9)
Vanderbilt (23–11)
Xavier (24–8)
Georgetown (21–11)

Preseason polls[edit]

Various publications and news sources release their preseason top 25 months before the season commences.

Athlon Lindy's Sporting News[40] Fox Sports[41] CBS Sports[42] Rivals.com[43] Blue Ribbon
1. Duke Duke Michigan State Duke Duke Duke Duke
2. Purdue Purdue Duke Purdue Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State
3. Michigan State Michigan State Purdue Michigan State Purdue Kansas Ohio State
4. Kansas Kansas State Kansas Ohio State Ohio State Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
5. Kansas State Pittsburgh Ohio State Kansas State Pittsburgh Ohio State Purdue
6. Villanova North Carolina Kansas State Pittsburgh Kansas State Kansas State Villanova
7. Ohio State Ohio State Syracuse Villanova North Carolina Villanova Kansas
8. Pittsburgh Butler Kentucky Washington Florida Syracuse North Carolina
9. Syracuse Illinois North Carolina Missouri Villanova Baylor Illinois
10. Baylor Washington Pittsburgh Florida Baylor North Carolina Kansas State
11. Gonzaga Florida Villanova Kansas Memphis Gonzaga Gonzaga
12. North Carolina Tennessee Memphis Illinois Kansas Kentucky Florida
13. Florida Villanova Missouri North Carolina Gonzaga Florida Syracuse
14. Missouri Kentucky Gonzaga Memphis Kentucky Illinois Tennessee
15. Kentucky Baylor Illinois Kentucky Temple Missouri Kentucky
16. Temple Gonzaga Baylor Gonzaga Illinois Butler Baylor
17. Memphis Kansas Georgetown Baylor Missouri Purdue Georgetown
18. Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Wisconsin Florida State Washington Memphis Texas
19. Illinois West Virginia Butler Minnesota Butler Virginia Tech Memphis
20. BYU Texas Florida Syracuse Syracuse Temple Missouri
21. Butler Syracuse Virginia Tech Temple Tennessee Washington Virginia Tech
22. Washington San Diego St Tennessee San Diego St San Diego St San Diego St BYU
23. Richmond Georgia Washington Tennessee Wisconsin West Virginia Washington
24. Wisconsin Temple Wichita State Butler Georgia Wisconsin Temple
25. Tennessee BYU Florida State BYU BYU Tennessee NC State

References[edit]

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  2. ^ AP Top 25: Nov 15, Rivals.com, retrieved 11-15-2010.
  3. ^ AP Top 25: Nov 22, Rivals.com, retrieved 11-22-2010.
  4. ^ AP Top 25: Nov 29, Rivals.com, retrieved 11-29-2010.
  5. ^ AP Top 25: Dec 6, Rivals.com, retrieved 12-06-2010.
  6. ^ AP Top 25: Dec 13, Rivals.com, retrieved 12-13-2010.
  7. ^ AP Top 25: Dec 20, Rivals.com, retrieved 12-20-2010.
  8. ^ AP Top 25: Dec 27, Rivals.com, retrieved 12-27-2010.
  9. ^ AP Top 25: Jan 3, Rivals.com, retrieved 01-03-2011.
  10. ^ AP Top 25: Jan 10, Rivals.com, retrieved 01-10-2011.
  11. ^ AP Top 25: Jan 17, Rivals.com, retrieved 01-20-2011.
  12. ^ AP Top 25: Jan 24, Rivals.com, retrieved 01-24-2011.
  13. ^ AP Top 25: Jan 31, Rivals.com, retrieved 02-01-2011.
  14. ^ AP Top 25: Feb 7, Rivals.com, retrieved 02-07-2011.
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  21. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Nov 15, Rivals.com, Retrieved 2010-11-15
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  32. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Jan 31, Rivals.com, Retrieved 2011-02-01
  33. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Feb 7, Rivals.com, Retrieved 2011-02-07
  34. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Feb 14, Rivals.com, Retrieved 2011-02-14
  35. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Feb 21, Rivals.com, Retrieved 2011-02-21
  36. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Feb 28, Rivals.com, Retrieved 2011-02-28
  37. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Mar 7, Rivals.com, Retrieved 2011-03-07
  38. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Mar 13, Rivals.com, Retrieved 2011-03-13
  39. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Apr 5, Rivals.com, Retrieved 2011-03-13
  40. ^ Sounds crazy, but Duke must address some issues, Sporting News, retrieved 10-26-10
  41. ^ Preseason Top 25: Duke a clear No. 1, Fox Sports, retrieved 10-26-10
  42. ^ Final preseason Top 25 (and one): It's the work of the Devils, CBS Sports, retrieved 10-30-10
  43. ^ Rivals.com 2010-11 Preseason Top 25, Rivals.com, retrieved 11-04-10