2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball rankings

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Two human polls make up the 2011–12 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, 2011. 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 at the end of the regular season are invited to the NCAA basketball tournament, also known as March Madness.

Preseason
Oct 28[1]
Week 1
Nov 14[2]
Week 2
Nov 21[3]
Week 3
Nov 28[4]
Week 4
Dec 5[5]
Week 5
Dec 12[6]
Week 6
Dec 19[7]
Week 7
Dec 26[8]
Week 8
Jan 2[9]
Week 9
Jan 9[10]
Week 10
Jan 16[11]
Week 11
Jan 23[12]
Week 12
Jan 30[13]
Week 13
Feb 6[14]
Week 14
Feb 13[15]
Week 15
Feb 20[16]
Week 16
Feb 27[17]
Week 17
Mar 5[18]
Week 18
Mar 12[19]
1. North Carolina 62 North Carolina (2–0) 62 North Carolina (3–0) 62 Kentucky (6–0) 46 Kentucky (8–0) 47 Syracuse (10–0) 51 Syracuse (11–0) 53 Syracuse (13–0) 54 Syracuse (15–0) 60 Syracuse (17–0) 60 Syracuse (19–0) 60 Kentucky (19–1) 61 Kentucky (21–1) 63 Kentucky (23–1) 63 Kentucky (25–1) 63 Kentucky (26–1) 63 Kentucky (28–1) 63 Kentucky (30–1) 63 Kentucky (32–2) 61 1.
2. Kentucky Kentucky (1–0) Kentucky (4–0) Ohio State (6–0) 17 Ohio State (8–0) 18 Ohio State (8–1) 7 Ohio State (10–1) 5 Ohio State (12–1) 5 Kentucky (13–1) 5 Kentucky (15–1) 5 Kentucky (17–1) 4 Missouri (18–1) 2 Syracuse (22–1) 2 Syracuse (23–1) 2 Syracuse (25–1) 2 Syracuse (27–1) 2 Syracuse (29–1) 2 Syracuse (30–1) 2 Syracuse (31–2) 1 2.
3. Ohio State 1 Ohio State (1–0) 1 Ohio State (3–0) 1 Duke (7–0) 2 Syracuse (8–0) Kentucky (8–1) 4 Kentucky (9–1) 4 Kentucky (11–1) 4 North Carolina (13–2) North Carolina (14–2) Baylor (17–0) 1 Syracuse (20–1) 2 Ohio State (19–3) Ohio State (20–3) Missouri (23–2) Missouri (25–2) Kansas (24–5) Kansas (26–5) Missouri (30–4) 2 3.
4. Connecticut 2 Connecticut (1–0) 2 Connecticut (4–0) 2 Syracuse (6–0) North Carolina (6–2) Louisville (9–0) 2 Louisville (10–0) 2 Louisville (12–0) 2 Baylor (13–0) Baylor (15–0) Duke (15–2) Ohio State (17–3) Missouri (19–2) Missouri (21–2) Kansas (20–5) Kansas (22–5) Duke (25–4) North Carolina (27–4) North Carolina (29–5) 1 4.
5. Syracuse Syracuse (1–0) Syracuse (4–0) North Carolina (5–1) Louisville (7–0) North Carolina (8–2) 1 North Carolina (9–2) North Carolina (11–2) Duke (12–1) Ohio State (15–2) Missouri (16–1) Kansas (16–3) North Carolina (18–3) North Carolina (20–3) Duke (21–4) Duke (23–4) Michigan State (24–5) Missouri (27–4) Michigan State (27–7) 5.
6. Duke Duke (2–0) Duke (4–0) Louisville (5–0) Baylor (7–0) Baylor (7–0) Baylor (9–0) Baylor (12–0) Ohio State (13–2) Michigan State (14–2) Ohio State (16–3) Baylor (17–2) Baylor (19–2) Baylor (21–2) Ohio State (21–4) Michigan State (22–5) North Carolina (25–4) Duke (26–5) Kansas (27–6) 6.
7. Vanderbilt Florida (1–0) Louisville (3–0) Baylor (5–0) Duke (7–1) Duke (9–1) Duke (9–1) Duke (10–1) Missouri (13–0) Indiana (15–1) Kansas (14–3) North Carolina (16–3) Duke (18–3) Kansas (18–5) Michigan State (20–5) North Carolina (23–4) Missouri (25–4) Ohio State (25–6) Ohio State (27–7) 7.
8. Florida Louisville (2–0) Memphis (1–0) Connecticut (6–1) Xavier (6–0) Xavier (8–0) Connecticut (9–1) Missouri (12–0) Connecticut (12–1) Duke (13–2) North Carolina (15–3) Duke (16–3) Kansas (17–4) Florida (19–4) North Carolina (21–4) Ohio State (22–5) Marquette (24–5) Michigan State (24–7) Duke (27–6) 8.
9. Louisville Pittsburgh (2–0) Baylor (3–0) Wisconsin (6–0) Connecticut (7–1) Connecticut (8–1) Missouri (11–0) Connecticut (10–1) Georgetown (12–1) Missouri (14–1) Michigan State (15–3) Georgetown (16–3) Michigan State (17–4) Murray State (23–0) Baylor (21–4) Georgetown (20–5) Baylor (24–5) Marquette (25–6) Baylor (27–7) 9.
10. Pittsburgh Memphis (0–0) Florida (2–1) Florida (4–1) Missouri (7–0) Missouri (9–0) Marquette (10–0) Florida (10–2) Michigan State (13–2) Kansas (12–3) Georgetown (14–3) Michigan State (16–4) Murray State (21–0) Duke (19–4) Georgetown (19–5) Marquette (22–5) Ohio State (23–6) Michigan (23–8) Florida State (24–9) 10.
11. Memphis Baylor (2–0) Wisconsin (3–0) Xavier (4–0) Marquette (7–0) Marquette (9–0) Florida (8–2) Wisconsin (11–2) Louisville (12–2) Georgetown (13–2) Indiana (15–3) Murray State (20–0) UNLV (20–3) Michigan State (18–5) UNLV (22–4) Michigan (20–7) Georgetown (21–6) Murray State (30–1) Marquette (25–7) 11.
12. Baylor Kansas (1–0) Xavier (3–0) Alabama (7–0) Florida (5–2) Kansas (7–2) Kansas (7–2) Georgetown (10–1) Indiana (13–1) UNLV (16–2) Murray State (18–0) UNLV (18–3) Florida (17–4) Georgetown (18–4) Marquette (21–5) Florida (21–6) Murray State (28–1) Baylor (25–6) Murray State (30–1) 12.
13. Kansas Xavier (1–0) Alabama (5–0) Missouri (6–0) Kansas (5–2) Florida (7–2) Wisconsin (10–2) Indiana (12–0) Florida (11–3) Michigan (13–3) Connecticut (14–3) San Diego State (17–2) Creighton (20–2) San Diego State (20–3) San Diego State (20–4) Baylor (22–5) Michigan (21–8) Georgetown (22–7) Michigan (24–9) 13.
14. Xavier Wisconsin (1–0) Kansas (1–1) Michigan (5–1) Wisconsin (6–2) Wisconsin (8–2) Xavier (8–1) Marquette (11–1) Kansas (10–3) Louisville (13–3) UNLV (16–3) Florida (15–4) Georgetown (16–4) UNLV (21–4) Florida (19–6) Murray State (26–1) Wisconsin (21–8) Wisconsin (23–8) Wisconsin (24–9) 14.
15. Wisconsin Arizona (3–0) Michigan (3–0) Kansas (3–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Pittsburgh (10–1) Mississippi State (12–1) Mississippi State (13–2) Murray State (16–0) Virginia (14–2) Creighton (18–2) Marquette (18–4) Florida State (16–6) Wisconsin (19–6) Florida State (19–7) Wichita State (26–4) Indiana (24–7) Georgetown (23–8) 15.
16. Arizona Alabama (1–0) Marquette (4–0) Marquette (5–0) Alabama (7–1) Georgetown (8–1) Georgetown (9–1) Michigan State (11–2) Michigan (12–2) Virginia (14–1) San Diego State (16–2) Indiana (16–4) Virginia (17–3) Saint Mary's (22–2) Murray State (24–1) Wisconsin (20–7) Florida (22–7) Wichita State (27–5) Indiana (25–8) 16.
17. UCLA Michigan (1–0) Pittsburgh (2–1) Pittsburgh (5–1) Mississippi State (8–1) Mississippi State (9–1) Indiana (10–0) Kansas (8–3) UNLV (15–2) Connecticut (12–3) Florida (14–4) Marquette (16–4) San Diego State (18–3) Creighton (21–3) Michigan (19–7) Louisville (21–6) UNLV (24–6) Florida State (21–9) Louisville (26–9) 17.
18. Michigan Vanderbilt (1–1) Vanderbilt (3–1) UNLV (7–0) Georgetown (7–1) Indiana (9–0) Mississippi State (11–1) Michigan (10–2) Wisconsin (12–3) Kansas State (12–2) Mississippi State (15–3) Mississippi State (16–4) Saint Mary's (21–2) Marquette (19–5) Indiana (19–6) New Mexico (22–4) Indiana (22–7) San Diego State (24–6) Wichita State (27–5) 18.
19. Alabama Texas A&M (2–0) Gonzaga (3–0) Gonzaga (4–0) Creighton (7–0) Illinois (10–0) Michigan State (9–2) UNLV (13–2) Murray State (14–0) Florida (12–4) Creighton (16–2) Virginia (15–3) Wisconsin (17–5) Virginia (18–4) Louisville (20–5) Wichita State (24–4) Louisville (22–7) Creighton (28–5) Creighton (28–5) 19.
20. Texas A&M Cincinnati (1–0) California (3–0) Vanderbilt (5–1) Michigan (6–2) Michigan (7–2) Michigan (9–2) Murray State (13–0) Marquette (12–2) Mississippi State (13–3) Michigan (14–4) Michigan (15–5) Indiana (17–5) Mississippi State (18–5) Florida State (17–7) Notre Dame (19–8) Notre Dame (20–9) UNLV (25–7) Vanderbilt (24–10) 20.
21. Cincinnati Marquette (1–0) Missouri (3–0) Mississippi State (7–1) Memphis (4–2) Michigan State (8–2) UNLV (11–2) Creighton (10–1) Virginia (12–1) Gonzaga (13–2) Marquette (14–4) Saint Mary's (19–2) Florida State (14–6) Wisconsin (18–6) Saint Mary's (23–3) UNLV (22–6) San Diego State (22–6) Temple (24–6) New Mexico (27–6) 21.
22. Marquette Gonzaga (1–0) Florida State (4–0) Memphis (2–2) Texas A&M (6–1) Texas A&M (8–1) Murray State (12–0) Pittsburgh (11–2) Harvard (12–1) San Diego State (13–2) Illinois (15–3) Kansas State (14–4) Mississippi State (17–5) Michigan (17–7) Virginia (19–5) Temple (21–5) Florida State (19–9) Florida (22–9) San Diego State (26–7) 22.
23. Gonzaga California (2–0) Arizona (4–1) Saint Louis (6–0) Gonzaga (5–1) Alabama (8–2) Creighton (8–1) Virginia (10–1) Kansas State (11–1) Creighton (13–2) Louisville (14–4) Florida State (13–6) Michigan (16–6) Indiana (18–6) Notre Dame (17–8) Indiana (20–7) Temple (22–6) Notre Dame (21–10) UNLV (26–8) 23.
24. California Missouri (1–0) Mississippi State (4–1) California (5–1) Illinois (8–0) Murray State (10–0) Virginia (9–1) Harvard (10–1) San Diego State (12–2) Seton Hall (14–2) Saint Mary's (17–2) Connecticut (14–5) Gonzaga (17–3) Louisville (18–5) Gonzaga (20–4) т San Diego State (20–6) Virginia (21–7) Gonzaga (25–5) Saint Mary's (27–5) 24.
25. Missouri Florida State (1–0) Texas A&M (3–1) Texas A&M (4–1) Harvard (8–0) Creighton (7–1) т
Vanderbilt (6–3) т
Illinois (10–1) San Diego State (11–2) Gonzaga (11–2) Marquette (12–4) Kansas State (12–4) Wisconsin (16–5) Vanderbilt (16–5) Harvard (20–2) Wichita State (22–4) т Virginia (20–6) Creighton (25–5) Iowa State (22–9) Florida (23–10) 25.
Preseason
Oct 28[1]
Week 1
Nov 14[2]
Week 2
Nov 21[3]
Week 3
Nov 28[4]
Week 4
Dec 5[5]
Week 5
Dec 12[6]
Week 6
Dec 19[7]
Week 7
Dec 26[8]
Week 8
Jan 2[9]
Week 9
Jan 9[10]
Week 10
Jan 16[11]
Week 11
Jan 23[12]
Week 12
Jan 30[13]
Week 13
Feb 6[14]
Week 14
Feb 13[15]
Week 15
Feb 20[16]
Week 16
Feb 27[17]
Week 17
Mar 5[18]
Week 18
Mar 12[19]
Dropped:
UCLA (0–1)
Dropped:
Cincinnati (2–1)
Dropped:
Florida State (5–2)
Arizona (4–2)
Dropped:
UNLV (8–1)
Vanderbilt (5–3)
Saint Louis (7–1)
California (6–2)
Dropped:
Memphis (5–3)
Gonzaga (5–2)
Harvard (9–1)
Dropped:
Texas A&M (8–2)
Alabama (8–3)
Vanderbilt (6–4)
Dropped:
Xavier (9–3)
Illinois (11–2)
Dropped:
Creighton (11–2)
Pittsburgh (11–4)
Dropped:
Wisconsin (12–5)
Harvard (13–2)
Dropped:
Gonzaga (14–3)
Seton Hall (15–3)
Dropped:
Illinois (15–5)
Louisville (15–5)
Dropped:
Connecticut (14–6)
Kansas State (15–5)
Dropped:
Gonzaga (18–4)
Vanderbilt (16–7)
Dropped:
Creighton (21–5)
Mississippi State (19–6)
Harvard
(21–3)
Dropped:
Saint Mary's (23–5)
Gonzaga (21–5)
Dropped:
New Mexico (22–6)
Dropped:
Louisville (22–9)
Virginia (22–8)
Dropped:
Temple (24–7)
Notre Dame (22–11)
Gonzaga (25–6)
Iowa State (22–10)

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 20, 2011.

Preseason
Oct 20[20]
Week 1
Nov 14[21]
Week 2
Nov 21[22]
Week 3
Nov 28[23]
Week 4
Dec 5[24]
Week 5
Dec 12[25]
Week 6
Dec 19[26]
Week 7
Dec 26[27]
Week 8
Jan 2[28]
Week 9
Jan 9[29]
Week 10
Jan 16[30]
Week 11
Jan 23[31]
Week 12
Jan 30[32]
Week 13
Feb 6[33]
Week 14
Feb 13[34]
Week 15
Feb 20[35]
Week 16
Feb 27[36]
Week 17
Mar 5[37]
Week 18
Mar 11[38]
Week 19
Apr 3[39]
1. North Carolina 30 North Carolina (2–0) 30 North Carolina (3–0) 30 Kentucky (6–0) 22 Kentucky (8–0) 19 Syracuse (10–0) 28 Syracuse (11–0) 30 Syracuse (13–0) 30 Syracuse (15–0) 30 Syracuse (17–0) 30 Syracuse (19–0) 31 Kentucky (19–1) 31 Kentucky (21–1) 31 Kentucky (23–1) 31 Kentucky (25–1) 31 Kentucky (26–1) 31 Kentucky (28–1) 31 Kentucky (30–1) 31 Kentucky (32–2) 30 Kentucky (38–2) 31 1.
2. Kentucky 1 Kentucky (1–0) 1 Kentucky (4–0) 1 Ohio State (6–0) 8 Ohio State (8–0) 11 Ohio State (8–1) 2 Ohio State (10–1) 1 Ohio State (12–1) 1 Kentucky (13–1) 1 Kentucky (15–1) 1 Kentucky (17–1) Missouri (18–1) Syracuse (22–1) Syracuse (23–1) Syracuse (25–1) Syracuse (27–1) Syracuse (29–1) Syracuse (30–1) Syracuse (31–2) Kansas (32–7) 2.
3. Ohio State Ohio State (1–0) Ohio State (3–0) Syracuse (6–0) 1 Syracuse (8–0) 1 Kentucky (8–1) Kentucky (9–1) Kentucky (11–1) Duke (12–1) North Carolina (14–2) Baylor (17–0) Ohio State (17–3) Ohio State (19–3) Ohio State (20–3) Missouri (23–2) Missouri (25–2) Duke (25–4) Kansas (26–5) Missouri (30–4) 1 Ohio State (31–8) 3.
4. Connecticut Connecticut (1–0) Connecticut (4–0) Duke (7–0) Louisville (7–0) Louisville (9–0) Louisville (10–0) Louisville (12–0) North Carolina (13–2) Baylor (15–0) Duke (15–2) Syracuse (20–1) Missouri (19–2) Missouri (21–2) Duke (21–4) Duke (23–4) Kansas (24–5) North Carolina (27–4) Michigan State (27–7) Louisville (30–10) 4.
5. Syracuse Syracuse (1–0) Syracuse (4–0) North Carolina (5–1) Duke (7–1) Duke (9–1) Duke (9–1) Duke (10–1) Baylor (13–0) Ohio State (15–2) Missouri (16–1) Kansas (16–3) Duke (18–3) North Carolina (20–3) Kansas (20–5) Kansas (22–5) Michigan State (24–5) Missouri (27–4) North Carolina (29–5) Syracuse (34–3) 5.
6. Duke Duke (2–0) Duke (4–0) Louisville (5–0) North Carolina (6–2) North Carolina (8–2) North Carolina (9–2) North Carolina (11–2) Missouri (13–0) Duke (13–2) Ohio State (16–3) Duke (16–3) Baylor (19–2) т Baylor (21–2) Ohio State (21–4) Michigan State (22–5) North Carolina (25–4) Duke (26–5) Kansas (27–6) North Carolina (32–6) 6.
7. Vanderbilt Louisville (2–0) Louisville (3–0) Wisconsin (6–0) Baylor (7–0) Baylor (7–0) Baylor (9–0) Baylor (12–0) Ohio State (13–2) Michigan State (14–2) Kansas (14–3) Baylor (17–2) North Carolina (18–3) т Florida (19–4) т North Carolina (21–4) North Carolina (23–4) Marquette (24–5) Ohio State (25–6) Ohio State (27–7) Michigan State (29–8) 7.
8. Louisville Florida (1–0) Memphis (1–0) Baylor (5–0) Xavier (6–0) Missouri (9–0) Missouri (11–0) Missouri (12–0) Connecticut (12–1) Indiana (15–1) North Carolina (15–3) North Carolina (16–3) Kansas (17–4) Murray State (23–0) т Michigan State (20–5) Georgetown (20–5) Missouri (25–4) Michigan State (24–7) Duke (27–6) Baylor (30–8) 8.
9. Memphis Pittsburgh (2–0) Florida (2–1) Florida (4–1) Connecticut (7–1) Xavier (8–0) Connecticut (9–1) Connecticut (10–1) Georgetown (12–1) Missouri (14–1) Michigan State (15–3) Murray State (20–0) Murray State (21–0) Duke (19–4) Georgetown (19–5) Ohio State (22–5) Murray State (28–1) Marquette (25–6) Murray State (30–1) Florida (26–11) 9.
10. Florida Memphis (0–0) Baylor (3–0) Connecticut (6–1) Missouri (7–0) Connecticut (8–1) Marquette (10–0) Florida (10–2) Louisville (12–2) Kansas (12–3) Murray State (18–0) Georgetown (16–3) Michigan State (17–4) Kansas (18–5) Baylor (21–4) Marquette (22–5) Baylor (24–5) Murray State (30–1) Baylor (27–7) Marquette (27–8) 10.
11. Pittsburgh Kansas (1–0) Wisconsin (3–0) Xavier (4–0) Marquette (7–0) Marquette (9–0) Kansas (7–2) Wisconsin (11–2) Michigan State (13–2) Georgetown (13–2) Connecticut (14–3) Michigan State (16–4) Florida (17–4) Georgetown (18–4) UNLV (22–4) Florida (21–6) Ohio State (23–6) Baylor (25–6) Marquette (25–7) Missouri (30–5) 11.
12. Baylor Baylor (2–0) Xavier (3–0) Alabama (7–0) Florida (5–2) Kansas (7–2) Florida (8–2) Georgetown (10–1) Indiana (13–1) UNLV (16–2) Georgetown (14–3) San Diego State (17–2) Creighton (20–2) Michigan State (18–5) Florida (19–6) Murray State (26–1) Georgetown (21–6) Wisconsin (23–8) Florida State (24–9) Wisconsin (26–10) 12.
13. Kansas Wisconsin (1–0) Alabama (5–0) Missouri (6–0) Kansas (5–2) Florida (7–2) Pittsburgh (10–1) Marquette (11–1) Michigan (12–2) Michigan (13–3) Indiana (15–3) Florida (15–4) UNLV (20–3) Saint Mary's (22–2) Marquette (21–5) Michigan (20–7) Florida (22–7) Michigan (23–8) Wisconsin (24–9) Indiana (27–9) 13.
14. Wisconsin Xavier (1–0) Kansas (1–1) Kansas (3–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Wisconsin (10–2) Mississippi State (12–1) Florida (11–3) Murray State (16–0) Florida (14–4) Creighton (18–2) Georgetown (16–4) San Diego State (20–3) Murray State (24–1) Baylor (22–5) Wichita State (26–4) Georgetown (22–7) Michigan (24–9) Duke (27–7) 14.
15. Xavier Alabama (1–0) Michigan (3–0) Michigan (5–1) Alabama (7–1) Wisconsin (8–2) Xavier (8–1) Indiana (12–0) Kansas (10–3) Louisville (13–3) Mississippi State (15–3) UNLV (18–3) Marquette (18–4) Creighton (21–3) San Diego State (20–4) Wisconsin (20–7) Wisconsin (21–8) Indiana (24–7) Georgetown (23–8) Florida State (25–10) 15.
16. Arizona Arizona (3–0) Pittsburgh (2–1) Marquette (5–0) Wisconsin (6–2) Mississippi State (9–1) Georgetown (9–1) Michigan (10–2) Mississippi State (13–2) Connecticut (12–3) San Diego State (16–2) Mississippi State (16–4) Saint Mary's (21–2) UNLV (21–4) Saint Mary's (23–3) Florida State (19–7) Michigan (21–8) Wichita State (27–5) Saint Mary's (27–5) Murray State (31–2) 16.
17. Alabama Michigan (1–0) Marquette (4–0) Pittsburgh (5–1) Creighton (7–0) Georgetown (8–1) Mississippi State (11–1) Michigan State (11–2) UNLV (15–2) Virginia (14–1) Virginia (14–2) Indiana (16–4) San Diego State (18–3) Florida State (16–6) Wisconsin (19–6) Louisville (21–6) UNLV (24–6) Florida State (21–9) Indiana (25–8) Georgetown (24–9) 17.
18. Michigan Texas A&M (2–0) California (3–0) Gonzaga (4–0) Mississippi State (8–1) Michigan (7–2) Indiana (10–0) Kansas (8–3) Murray State (14–0) Kansas State (12–2) Creighton (16–2) Marquette (16–4) Virginia (17–3) Mississippi State (18–5) Louisville (20–5) Notre Dame (19–8) Louisville (22–7) St. Mary's (26–5) Louisville (26–9) Cincinnati (26–11) 18.
19. Texas A&M Marquette (1–0) Gonzaga (3–0) Vanderbilt (5–1) Michigan (6–2) Illinois (10–0) Michigan (9–2) Creighton (10–1) Wisconsin (12–3) Florida (12–4) Michigan (14–4) Connecticut (14–5) Mississippi State (17–5) Marquette (19–5) Michigan (19–7) Wichita State (24–4) Notre Dame (20–9) Florida (22–9) Wichita State (27–5) Vanderbilt (25–11) 19.
20. UCLA Vanderbilt (1–1) т Florida State (4–0) UNLV (7–0) Memphis (4–2) Indiana (9–0) Michigan State (9–2) UNLV (13–2) Marquette (12–2) Mississippi State (13–3) UNLV (16–3) Saint Mary's (19–2) Indiana (17–5) т Virginia (18–4) Indiana (19–6) UNLV (22–6) Indiana (22–7) UNLV (25–7) Creighton (28–5) North Carolina State (24–13) 20.
21. Marquette Cincinnati (1–0) т Missouri (3–0) Memphis (2–2) Georgetown (7–1) Alabama (8–2) Creighton (8–1) Murray State (13–0) Harvard (12–1) Creighton (13–2) Louisville (14–4) Virginia (15–3) Wisconsin (17–5) т Harvard (20–2) Florida State (17–7) New Mexico (22–4) Saint Mary's (25–5) San Diego State (24–6) Florida (23–10) Creighton (29–6) 21.
22. Cincinnati California (2–0) Vanderbilt (3–1) Creighton (5–1) Illinois (8–0) т Texas A&M (8–1) Murray State (12–0) Pittsburgh (11–2) Kansas State (11–1) San Diego State (13–2) Marquette (14–4) Michigan (15–5) Michigan (16–6) Wisconsin (18–6) Virginia (19–5) Temple (21–5) Florida State (19–9) Creighton (28–5) New Mexico (27–6) Michigan (24–10) 22.
23. Gonzaga Gonzaga (1–0) Arizona (4–1) California (5–1) Gonzaga (5–1) т Michigan State (8–2) UNLV (11–2) Harvard (10–1) Virginia (12–1) Gonzaga (13–2) Saint Mary's (17–2) Harvard (16–2) Harvard (18–2) Indiana (18–6) т Mississippi State (19–6) Saint Mary's (23–5) San Diego State (22–6) Notre Dame (21–10) San Diego State (26–7) New Mexico (28–7) 23.
24. California Florida State (1–0) Texas A&M (3–1) Mississippi State (7–1) Harvard (8–0) Creighton (7–1) Illinois (10–1) Virginia (10–1) Creighton (11–2) Marquette (12–4) Harvard (15–2) Kansas State (14–4) Florida State (14–6) Louisville (18–5) т Gonzaga (20–4) Indiana (20–7) Creighton (25–5) Temple (24–6) Vanderbilt (24–10) Xavier (23–13) 24.
25. Missouri Missouri (1–0) Creighton (4–0) Saint Louis (6–0) Texas A&M (6–1) Vanderbilt (6–3) Harvard (9–1) Kansas State (10–1) San Diego State (12–2) Harvard (13–2) Illinois (15–3) Wisconsin (16–5) т
Louisville (15–5) т
Louisville (17–5) Michigan (17–7) Notre Dame (17–-8) San Diego State (20–6) Temple (22–6) Gonzaga (25–5) UNLV (26–8) Ohio (29–8) 25.
Preseason
Oct 20[20]
Week 1
Nov 14[21]
Week 2
Nov 21[22]
Week 3
Nov 28[23]
Week 4
Dec 5[24]
Week 5
Dec 12[25]
Week 6
Dec 19[26]
Week 7
Dec 26[27]
Week 8
Jan 2[28]
Week 9
Jan 9[29]
Week 10
Jan 16[30]
Week 11
Jan 23[31]
Week 12
Jan 30[32]
Week 13
Feb 6[33]
Week 14
Feb 13[34]
Week 15
Feb 20[35]
Week 16
Feb 27[36]
Week 17
Mar 5[37]
Week 18
Mar 11[38]
Week 19
Apr 3[39]
Dropped:
UCLA (0–1)
Dropped:
Cincinnati (2–1)
Dropped:
Florida State (5–2)
Arizona (4–2)
Texas A&M (4–1)
Dropped:
Vanderbilt (5–3)
UNLV (8–1)
California (6–2)
Saint Louis (7–1)
Dropped:
Memphis (5–3)
Gonzaga (5–2)
Harvard (9–1)
Dropped:
Alabama (8–3)
Texas A&M (8–2)
Vanderbilt (6–4)
Dropped:
Xavier (9–3)
Illinois (11–2)
Dropped:
Pittsburgh (11–4)
Dropped:
Wisconsin (12–5)
Dropped:
Kansas State (12–4)
Gonzaga (14–3)
Dropped:
Illinois (15–5)
Dropped:
Connecticut (14–6)
Kansas State (15–5)
Dropped:
None
Dropped:
Creighton (21–5)
Harvard (21–3)
Dropped:
Virginia (20–6)
Mississippi State (19–8)
Gonzaga (21–5)
Dropped:
New Mexico (22–6)
Dropped:
Louisville (22–9)
Dropped:
Temple (24–7)
Notre Dame (22–11)
Gonzaga (25–6)
Dropped:
Saint Mary's (27–6)
Wichita State (27–6)
San Diego State (26–8)
UNLV (26–9)

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 [44]
1. North Carolina Ohio State North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina
2. Kentucky North Carolina Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
3. Ohio State Kentucky Ohio State Ohio State Connecticut Connecticut Ohio State
4. Connecticut Vanderbilt Connecticut Connecticut Syracuse Ohio State Syracuse
5. Syracuse Duke Duke Syracuse Ohio State Duke Connecticut
6. Duke Pittsburgh Syracuse Duke Duke Syracuse Duke
7. Vanderbilt Michigan Florida Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Florida Vanderbilt
8. Louisville Connecticut Memphis Florida Louisville Vanderbilt Pittsburgh
9. Florida Syracuse Baylor Louisville Memphis Pittsburgh Florida
10. Pittsburgh Florida Vanderbilt Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Baylor Arizona
11. Baylor California Pittsburgh Memphis Florida Memphis Kansas
12. Memphis Louisville Arizona Baylor Baylor Kansas Memphis
13. Kansas Memphis Wisconsin Kansas Xavier Wisconsin Louisville
14. Wisconsin Gonzaga Kansas Xavier Kansas Marquette Xavier
15. Xavier Washington UCLA Wisconsin Arizona Arizona Wisconsin
16. Alabama Michigan State Louisville Arizona Cincinnati Louisville Texas A&M
17. Marquette Baylor Cincinnati UCLA Texas A&M Xavier Florida State
18. Cincinnati Xavier Xavier Michigan Gonzaga Gonzaga Alabama
19. Michigan State New Mexico Michigan Alabama Florida State Alabama Baylor
20. UCLA UCLA Gonzaga Texas A&M Michigan Michigan Michigan State
21. California Missouri Marquette Cincinnati UCLA Texas A&M California
22. Florida State Arizona California Marquette Alabama California Marquette
23. Texas A&M Creighton Alabama Gonzaga Missouri Cincinnati UCLA
24. Missouri Butler Washington California Wisconsin Florida State Missouri
25. Arizona Alabama Michigan State Missouri Villanova Temple Michigan

References[edit]

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  5. ^ AP Top 25: Dec 5, Rivals.com, retrieved 12-05-2011.
  6. ^ AP Top 25: Dec 12, Rivals.com, retrieved 12-12-2011.
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  38. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Mar 11, Rivals.com, Retrieved 2012-04-03
  39. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Apr 3, ESPN.com, Retrieved 2012-04-03
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  41. ^ "North Carolina is No. 1 in poll". Fox Sports. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
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