2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball rankings

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Two human polls made up the 2009–10 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 November 2, 2009. 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
Nov 2[1]
Week 1
Nov 16[2]
Week 2
Nov 23[3]
Week 3
Nov 30[4]
Week 4
Dec 7[5]
Week 5
Dec 14[6]
Week 6
Dec 21[7]
Week 7
Dec 28[8]
Week 8
Jan 4[9]
Week 9
Jan 11[10]
Week 10
Jan 18[11]
Week 11
Jan 25[12]
Week 12
Feb 1[13]
Week 13
Feb 8[14]
Week 14
Feb 15[15]
Week 15
Feb 22[16]
Week 16
Mar 1[17]
Week 17
Mar 8[18]
Week 18
Mar 15[19]
1.Kansas 55Kansas (1–0) 58Kansas (3–0) 56Kansas (5–0) 63Kansas (7–0) 62Kansas (9–0) 61Kansas (10–0) 55Kansas (11–0) 52Kansas (13–0) 56Texas (15–0) 56Texas (17–0) 57Kentucky (19–0) 65Kansas (20–1) 54Kansas (22–1) 55Kansas (24–1) 62Kansas (26–1) 61Syracuse (27–2) 59Kansas (29–2) 63Kansas (32–2) 651.
2.Michigan State 5Michigan St (1–0) 5Michigan St (4–0) 7Texas (5–0) 1Texas (6–0) 1Texas (8–0) 1Texas (10–0) 7Texas (11–0) 11Texas (14–0) 8Kentucky (16–0) 9Kentucky (18–0) 8Kansas (18–1)Villanova (19–1) 4Syracuse (23–1) 8Kentucky (24–1) 3Kentucky (26–1) 4Kansas (27–2) 6Kentucky (29–2) 2Kentucky (32–2)2.
3.Texas 1Texas (1–0) 1Texas (2–0) 1Villanova (6–0)Villanova (8–0) 1Kentucky (10–0)Kentucky (11–0) 1Kentucky (13–0) 1Kentucky (15–0) 1Kansas (14–1)Kansas (16–1)Villanova (18–1)Syracuse (21–1) 6Kentucky (22–1) 2Villanova (22–3)Purdue (23–3)Kentucky (27–2)Syracuse (28–3)Duke (29–5)3.
4.Kentucky 3Kentucky (1–0) 1Villanova (5–0)Purdue (6–0)Kentucky (8–0)Purdue (9–0)Purdue (10–0)Purdue (11–0)Purdue (14–0)Villanova (14–1)Villanova (16–1)Syracuse (19–1)Kentucky (20–1) 1Villanova (20–2)Purdue (21–3)Syracuse (25–2)Duke (25–4)Duke (26–5)Syracuse (28–4)4.
5.VillanovaVillanova (1–0)Kentucky (4–0)Kentucky (7–0)Purdue (7–0)Syracuse (10–0) 2Syracuse (11–0) 2Syracuse (12–0)Duke (12–1)Syracuse (15–1)Syracuse (17–1)Michigan State (17–3)Michigan State (19–3)West Virginia (19–3)Syracuse (24–2)Duke (23–4)Kansas State (24–4)Ohio State (24–7)Ohio State (27–7)5.
6.North Carolina 1North Carolina (3–0)Purdue (3–0)Duke (6–0)West Virginia (5–0)West Virginia (7–0)West Virginia (8–0)West Virginia (10–0)Villanova (12–1)Purdue (14–1)Michigan State (15–3)Texas (17–2)West Virginia (17–3)Purdue (19–3)Duke (21–4)Kansas State (22–4)Ohio State (23–7)Purdue (26–4)West Virginia (27–6)6.
7.PurduePurdue (1–0)Duke (4–0)West Virginia (5–0)Syracuse (8–0) 1Duke (7–1)Duke (9–1)Duke (9–1)Syracuse (13–1)Michigan State (13–3)Duke (15–2)Georgetown (15–3)Georgetown (16–4)Georgetown (17–5)Kansas State (20–4)Villanova (22–4)Purdue (24–4)West Virginia (24–6)Kansas State (26–7)7.
8.West VirginiaWest Virginia (1–0)West Virginia (1–0)Syracuse (7–0) 1Duke (7–1)Villanova (9–1)Villanova (10–1)Villanova (11–1)West Virginia (11–1)Duke (13–2)Tennessee (14–2)Duke (16–3)Purdue (18–3)Duke (19–4)West Virginia (19–5)West Virginia (21–5)New Mexico (27–3)New Mexico (28–3)New Mexico (29–4)8.
9.DukeDuke (1–0)Tennessee (4–0)Michigan St (5–2)Tennessee (6–1)Tennessee (7–1)Michigan State (9–2)North Carolina (9–3)North Carolina (11–4)Tennessee (12–2)Pittsburgh (15–2)West Virginia (15–3)Texas (18–3)Kansas State (19–4)Ohio State (20–6)Ohio State (21–7)Villanova (23–5)Kansas State (24–6)Villanova (24–7)9.
10.TennesseeTennessee (1–0)Syracuse (4–0) 1North Carolina (7–1)Florida (8–0)North Carolina (8–2)North Carolina (8–3)Connecticut (9–2)Michigan State (11–3)West Virginia (12–2)Kansas State (15–2)Purdue (16–3)Duke (17–4) тMichigan State (19–5)Georgetown (18–6)New Mexico (25–3)West Virginia (22–6)Villanova (24–6)Purdue (27–5)10.
11.ButlerButler (1–0)North Carolina (4–1)Tennessee (5–1)North Carolina (7–2)Georgetown (8–0)Connecticut (7–2)Michigan State (9–3)Kansas State (13–1)Georgetown (12–2)West Virginia (13–3)Kansas State (16–3)Kansas State (17–4) тWisconsin (18–5)Michigan State (20–6)Georgetown (18–7)Michigan State (22–7)Michigan State (24–7)Butler (28–4)11.
12.ConnecticutConnecticut (0–0)Butler (3–0)Washington (5–0)Michigan State (6–2)Michigan State (8–2)Kansas State (10–1)Kansas State (11–1)Georgetown (11–1)North Carolina (12–4)Georgetown (13–3)BYU (20–1)BYU (21–2)Tennessee (18–4)New Mexico (23–3)Pittsburgh (21–6)Butler (26–4)Butler (26–4)Temple (29–5)12.
13.CaliforniaCalifornia (2–0)Connecticut (3–0)Florida (7–0)Ohio State (7–1)Florida (8–1)New Mexico (12–0)Georgetown (9–1)Connecticut (10–3)Kansas State (13–2) тPurdue (14–3)Gonzaga (16–3)Ohio State (16–6)Ohio State (18–6)Gonzaga (21–4)BYU (25–3)Vanderbilt (22–6)Wisconsin (23–7)Michigan State (24–8)13.
14.WashingtonWashington (3–0)Washington (4–0)Connecticut (4–1)Connecticut (6–1)Connecticut (6–2)Georgetown (8–1)Tennessee (9–2)Mississippi (12–2)Wisconsin (12–2) тBYU (18–1)Tennessee (15–3)Tennessee (16–4)Texas (19–4)Wisconsin (19–6)Michigan State (21–7)BYU (26–4)BYU (28–4)Georgetown (23–10)14.
15.MichiganMichigan (2–0) тMichigan (2–0)Ohio State (5–1)Georgetown (6–0)Gonzaga (8–2)Mississippi (10–1)Ohio State (10–2)New Mexico (14–2)Connecticut (11–4)Gonzaga (14–3)Temple (16–4)New Mexico (20–3)New Mexico (21–3)Texas (20–5)Butler (25–4)Wisconsin (21–7)Tennessee (23–7)Tennessee (25–8)15.
16.Ohio StateOhio State (2–0) тLouisville (3–0)Georgetown (6–0)Texas A&M (7–1)Texas Tech (9–0)Tennessee (8–2)Mississippi (10–2)Tennessee (10–2)Pittsburgh (13–2)Temple (15–3)Wisconsin (15–4)Wisconsin (16–5)Gonzaga (19–4)BYU (23–3)Vanderbilt (20–6)Tennessee (21–7)Pittsburgh (24–7)Wisconsin (23–8)16.
17.OklahomaOklahoma (1–0)Ohio State (3–1)Gonzaga (6–2)Washington (6–1)Kansas State (9–1)Ohio State (9–2)Washington (9–2)Wisconsin (12–2)Gonzaga (12–3)Clemson (15–3)Pittsburgh (15–4)Gonzaga (17–4)BYU (22–3)Vanderbilt (19–5)Wisconsin (20–7)Pittsburgh (22–7)Temple (26–5)BYU (29–5)17.
18.Mississippi StateDayton (1–0)Georgetown (3–0)Clemson (7–2)UNLV (7–0)Ohio State (7–2)Florida (8–2)Temple (9–2)Florida State (13–2)BYU (16–1)Wisconsin (14–4)Mississippi (15–4)Vanderbilt (16–4)Butler (20–4)Butler (23–4)Gonzaga (22–5)Gonzaga (24–5)Gonzaga (25–5)Pittsburgh (24–8)18.
19.LouisvilleGeorgetown (1–0)Clemson (3–0)Texas A&M (7–1)Cincinnati (5–1)New Mexico (10–0)Texas A&M (9–2)New Mexico (12–1)Gonzaga (11–3)Temple (13–3)Georgia Tech (13–4)Connecticut (13–6)Temple (18–4)Northern Iowa (21–2)Pittsburgh (19–6)Tennessee (20–6)Georgetown (19–8)Maryland (23–7)Baylor (25–7)19.
20.GeorgetownLouisville (0–0)Illinois (3–0)Louisville (5–2)Wisconsin (6–1)Mississippi (8–1)Butler (8–3)Texas Tech (10–1)Georgia Tech (11–3)Georgia Tech (12–3)Northern Iowa (16–1)Ohio State (14–6)Baylor (16–4)Georgia Tech (17–6)Tennessee (18–6)Temple (22–5)Temple (24–5)Vanderbilt (23–7)Maryland (23–8)20.
21.DaytonGeorgia Tech (1–0)Maryland (3–0)Florida State (7–2)Gonzaga (6–2)Butler (7–3)Temple (9–2)Clemson (11–2)Temple (11–3)Mississippi (12–3)Ohio State (13–5)Vanderbilt (15–3)Georgia Tech (16–5)Temple (19–5)Temple (20–5)Texas (21–6)Baylor (22–6)Baylor (24–6)Vanderbilt (24–8)21.
22.Georgia TechClemson (1–0)Minnesota (3–0)Cincinnati (5–1)Butler (6–2)Georgia Tech (6–1)Washington (7–2)Florida State (11–2)Texas Tech (12–2)Baylor (13–1)Mississippi (13–4)Georgia Tech (14–5)Pittsburgh (16–5)Vanderbilt (17–5)Baylor (19–5)Texas A&M (19–7)Maryland (21–7)Georgetown (20–9)Gonzaga (26–6)22.
23.IllinoisIllinois (1–0)Notre Dame (4–0)Butler (6–2)Texas Tech (8–0)Texas A&M (8–2)Texas Tech (9–1)Wisconsin (10–2)Pittsburgh (13–2)Miami (FL) (15–1)Mississippi State (15–3)New Mexico (18–3)Butler (18–4)UNLV (19–4)Wake Forest (18–5)Richmond (22–6)Texas A&M (20–8)Texas A&M (22–8)Texas A&M (23–9)23.
24.ClemsonMinnesota (1–0)Vanderbilt (2–0)UNLV (7–0)Georgia Tech (6–1)Washington (6–2)Clemson (10–2)UAB (11–1)Washington (10–3)Clemson (13–3)North Carolina (12–6)Baylor (15–3)Northern Iowa (19–2)Baylor (17–5)Texas A&M (18–6)Baylor (20–6)UTEP (22–5)Xavier (23–7)Richmond (26–8)24.
25.MinnesotaMaryland (1–0)Oklahoma (2–1)Portland (5–2)Mississippi (7–1)Cincinnati (6–2)Gonzaga (8–3)Northwestern (10–1)BYU (14–1)Florida State (13–3)Baylor (14–2)UAB (17–2)Mississippi (16–5)Pittsburgh (17–6)Richmond (20–6)Northern Iowa (24–3)Xavier (21–7)UTEP (24–5)Xavier (24–8)25.
Preseason
Nov 2[1]
Week 1
Nov 16[2]
Week 2
Nov 23[3]
Week 3
Nov 30[4]
Week 4
Dec 7[5]
Week 5
Dec 14[6]
Week 6
Dec 21[7]
Week 7
Dec 28[8]
Week 8
Jan 4[9]
Week 9
Jan 11[10]
Week 10
Jan 18[11]
Week 11
Jan 25[12]
Week 12
Feb 1[13]
Week 13
Feb 8[14]
Week 14
Feb 15[15]
Week 15
Feb 22[16]
Week 16
Mar 1[17]
Week 17
Mar 8[18]
Week 18
Mar 15[19]
Dropped:
Mississippi St (0–1)
Dropped:
  • California (2–2)
  • Dayton (2–2)
  • Georgia Tech (3–1)
Dropped:
  • Michigan (2–2)
  • Illinois (4–2)
  • Maryland (4–2)
  • Minnesota (4–2)
  • Notre Dame (6–1)
  • Vanderbilt (4–1)
  • Oklahoma (3–3)
Dropped:
  • Clemson (7–2)
  • Louisville (5–2)
  • Florida State (7–2)
  • Portland (5–3)
Dropped:
  • UNLV (7–1)
  • Wisconsin (7–2)
Dropped:
  • Georgia Tech (8–2)
  • Cincinnati (7–3)
Dropped:
  • Florida (8–3)
  • Texas A&M (9–3)
  • Butler (8–4)
  • Gonzaga (8–3)
Dropped:
  • Ohio State (10–4)
  • Clemson (12–3)
  • UAB (12–2)
  • Northwestern (10–3)
Dropped:
  • New Mexico (14–3)
  • Texas Tech (12–3)
  • Washington (10–5)
Dropped:
  • Connecticut (11–6)
  • Miami (FL) (15–3)
  • Florida State (14–4)
Dropped:
  • Clemson (15–5)
  • Northern Iowa (17–2)
  • Mississippi State (15–4)
  • North Carolina (12–7)
Dropped:
  • Connecticut (13–8)
  • UAB (18–3)
Dropped:
Mississippi (17–6)
Dropped:
  • Northern Iowa (22–3)
  • Georgia Tech (17–8)
  • UNLV (19–6)
Dropped:
Wake Forest (18–7)
Dropped:
  • Texas (22–7)
  • Richmond (22–7)
  • Northern Iowa (25–4)
NoneDropped:
UTEP (26–6)

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 November 2, 2009.

Preseason
Nov 2[20]
Week 1
Nov 16[21]
Week 2
Nov 23[22]
Week 3
Nov 30[23]
Week 4
Dec 7[24]
Week 5
Dec 14[25]
Week 6
Dec 21[26]
Week 7
Dec 28[27]
Week 8
Jan 4[28]
Week 9
Jan 11[29]
Week 10
Jan 18[30]
Week 11
Jan 25[31]
Week 12
Feb 1[32]
Week 13
Feb 8[33]
Week 14
Feb 15[34]
Week 15
Feb 22[35]
Week 16
Mar 1[36]
Week 17
Mar 8[37]
Week 18
Mar 14[38]
Week 19
Final[39]
1.Kansas 27Kansas (1–0)27Kansas (3–0) 28Kansas (5–0) 30Kansas (7–0) 31Kansas (9–0) 30Kansas (10–0) 31Kansas (11–0) 28Kansas (13–0) 30Texas (15–0) 30Texas (17–0) 30Kentucky (19–0) 31Kansas (20–1) 26Kansas (22–1) 29Kansas (25–1) 30Kansas (26–1) 30Syracuse (27–2) 23Kansas (29–2) 30Kansas (32–2) 31Duke (35–5) 311.
2.Michigan State 3Michigan St (1–0) 3Michigan St (4–0) 2Texas (5–0)Texas (6–0)Texas (8–0)Texas (10–0)Texas (11–0) 3Texas (14–0) 1Kentucky (16–0) 1Kentucky (18–0) 1Kansas (18–1)Villanova (19–1) 4Kentucky (22–1) 1Kentucky (24–1) 1Kentucky (26–1) 1Kansas (27–2) 7Kentucky (29–2)Kentucky (32–2)Butler (33–5)2.
3.TexasTexas (1–0)Texas (2–0)Villanova (6–0)Villanova (8–0)Kentucky (10–0) 1Kentucky (11–0)Kentucky (13–0)Kentucky (15–0)Kansas (14–1)Kansas (16–1)Villanova (18–1)Kentucky (20–1) 1Syracuse (23–1) 1Villanova (22–3)Purdue (23–3)Kentucky (27–2)Syracuse (28–3) 1Duke (29–5)West Virginia (31–7)3.
4.North Carolina 1North Carolina (3–0) 1Villanova (5–0)Kentucky (6–0)Kentucky (8–0)Purdue (9–0)Purdue (10–0)Purdue (11–0)Purdue (14–0)Villanova (14–1)Villanova (16–1)Syracuse (19–1)Syracuse (21–1)West Virginia (19–3)Purdue (21–3)Syracuse (25–2)Duke (25–4) 1Duke (26–5)Syracuse (28–4)Michigan State (28–9)4.
5.KentuckyKentucky (3–0)Kentucky (4–0)Duke (6–0) 1Purdue (7–0)Syracuse (10–0)Syracuse (11–0)Syracuse (12–0)Duke (12–1)Syracuse (15–1)Syracuse (17–1)Michigan State (17–3)Michigan State (19–3)Villanova (20–2)Syracuse (24–2)Duke (23–4)Kansas State (24–4)Purdue (26–4)West Virginia (27–6)Kentucky (35–3)5.
6.VillanovaVillanova (1–0)Purdue (3–0)Purdue (5–0)Syracuse (8–0)West Virginia (7–0)West Virginia (8–0)West Virginia (10–0)Villanova (12–1)Purdue (14–1)Duke (15–2)Texas (17–2)West Virginia (17–3)Purdue (19–3)Duke (21–4)Kansas State (22–4)Purdue (24–4)West Virginia (24–6)Ohio State (27–7)Kansas (33–3)6.
7.PurduePurdue (1–0)Duke (4–0) 1Syracuse (6–0)West Virginia (5–0)Duke (7–1)Duke (9–1)Duke (9–1)Syracuse (13–1)Duke (13–2)Michigan State (15–3)Duke (17–3)Purdue (18–3)Duke (19–4)Kansas State (20–4)West Virginia (21–5)Ohio State (23–7)Ohio State (24–7)Kansas State (26–7)Kansas State (29–8)7.
8.DukeDuke (1–0)West Virginia (1–0)West Virginia (5–0)Duke (7–1)Tennessee (7–1)Villanova (10–1)Villanova (11–1)West Virginia (11–1)Michigan State (13–3)Tennessee (14–2)Gonzaga (16–3)Georgetown (16–4)Georgetown (17–5)West Virginia (19–5)Villanova (22–4)West Virginia (22–6)New Mexico (28–3)Butler (28–4)Syracuse (30–5)8.
9.West VirginiaWest Virginia (1–0)Syracuse (4–0)Michigan State (5–1)Tennessee (6–1)Villanova (9–1)Michigan State (9–2)North Carolina (9–3)North Carolina (11–4)West Virginia (12–2)Kansas State (15–2)West Virginia (15–3)Duke (17–4)Kansas State (19–4)Gonzaga (21–4)Ohio State (21–7)Villanova (23–5)Kansas State (24–6)Villanova (24–7)Tennessee (28–9)9.
10.ButlerButler (1–0)Butler (3–0)Washington (5–0)North Carolina (7–2)North Carolina (8–2)North Carolina (8–3)Connecticut (9–2)Kansas State (13–1)Tennessee (12–2)Gonzaga (14–3)BYU (20–1)Texas (18–3)Michigan State (19–5)Georgetown (18–6)Butler (25–4)New Mexico (27–3)Villanova (24–6)New Mexico (29–4)Baylor (28–8)10.
11.TennesseeTennessee (1–0)Tennessee (4–0)North Carolina (6–1)Florida (8–0)Georgetown (8–0)Connecticut (7–2)Michigan State (9–3)Michigan State (11–3)Georgetown (12–2)Pittsburgh (15–2)Georgetown (15–3)Kansas State (17–4)Gonzaga (19–4)Michigan State (20–6)BYU (25–3)Butler (26–4)Michigan State (24–7)Purdue (27–5)Ohio State (29–8)11.
12.CaliforniaCalifornia (2–0)North Carolina (4–1)Tennessee (5–1)Connecticut (6–1)Michigan State (8–2)New Mexico (12–0)Kansas State (11–1)Georgetown (11–1)Kansas State (13–2)West Virginia (13–3)Purdue (16–3)BYU (21–2)Tennessee (18–4)Ohio State (20–6)New Mexico (25–3)Michigan State (22–7)Butler (27–4)Michigan State (24–8)Purdue (29–6)12.
13.WashingtonConnecticut (1–0)Connecticut (3–0)Connecticut (4–1)Georgetown (6–0)Florida (8–1)Georgetown (8–1)Georgetown (9–1)Connecticut (10–3)North Carolina (12–4)BYU (18–1)Kansas State (16–3)Gonzaga (17–4)Wisconsin (18–5)Butler (23–4)Georgetown (18–7)Tennessee (21–7)Tennessee (23–7)Temple (29–5)Northern Iowa (30–5)13.
14.ConnecticutWashington (3–0)Washington (4–0)Georgetown (4–0)Michigan State (6–2)Connecticut (6–2)Tennessee (8–2)Tennessee (9–2)New Mexico (14–2)Gonzaga (12–3)Georgetown (13–3)Tennessee (15–3)Tennessee (16–4)Texas (19–4)BYU (23–3)Michigan State (21–7)Gonzaga (24–5)Gonzaga (26–5)Tennessee (25–8)Xavier (26–9)14.
15.MichiganOhio State (2–0)Michigan (2–0)Ohio State (5–1)Ohio State (7–1)Gonzaga (8–2) тKansas State (10–1)Ohio State (10–2)Tennessee (10–2)Connecticut (11–4)Purdue (14–3)Temple (17–3)Butler (18–4)Butler (20–4)New Mexico (23–3)Gonzaga (22–5)BYU (26–4)BYU (28–4)Georgetown (23–10)Villanova (25–8)15.
16.OklahomaMichigan (1–0)Louisville (3–0) тGonzaga (5–1)Washington (6–1)Georgia Tech (6–1) тButler (8–3)Washington (9–2)Mississippi (12–2)Wisconsin (12–2)Clemson (15–3)Wisconsin (16–4)Wisconsin (16–5)Ohio State (18–6)Wisconsin (19–6)Pittsburgh (21–6)Temple (24–5)Pittsburgh (24–7)BYU (29–5) тNew Mexico (30–5)16.
17.Ohio StateOklahoma (1–0)Minnesota (3–0) тFlorida (6–0)UNLV (7–0)Butler (7–3)Ohio State (9–2)New Mexico (12–1)Georgia Tech (11–3)BYU (16–1)Temple (15–3)Pittsburgh (15–4)Temple (18–4)BYU (22–3)Texas (20–5)Tennessee (20–6)Wisconsin (21–7)Temple (26–5)Pittsburgh (24–8) тCornell (29–5)17.
18.MinnesotaMinnesota (1–0)Ohio State (3–1)Louisville (4–1)Texas A&M (7–1)Ohio State (7–2)Florida (8–2)Clemson (11–2)Gonzaga (11–3)Georgia Tech (12–3)Georgia Tech (13–4)Butler (16–4)Ohio State (16–6)Northern Iowa (21–2)Tennessee (18–6)Temple (22–5)Pittsburgh (22–7)Wisconsin (23–7)Gonzaga (26–6)Maryland (24–9)18.
19.Mississippi StateGeorgia Tech (1–0)Georgetown (3–0) тClemson (6–1)Cincinnati (5–1)New Mexico (10–0)Washington (7–2)Temple (9–2)Florida State (13–2)Clemson (13–3)Wisconsin (14–4)Connecticut (13–6)Georgia Tech (16–5)New Mexico (21–3)Vanderbilt (19–5)Wisconsin (20–7)Vanderbilt (22–6)Maryland (23–7)Wisconsin (23–8)Saint Mary's (28–6)19.
20.Georgia TechGeorgetown (1–0)Clemson (3–0) тButler (4–2)Butler (6–2)Texas Tech (9–0)UNLV (10–1)Georgia Tech (9–2)Wisconsin (12–2)Pittsburgh (13–2)Butler (14–4)Mississippi (15–4)Vanderbilt (16–4)Georgia Tech (17–6)Temple (20–5)Vanderbilt (20–6)Georgetown (19–8)Baylor (24–6)Maryland (23–8)Pittsburgh (25–9)20.
21.GeorgetownDayton (1–0)Illinois (3–0)UNLV (5–0)Georgia Tech (6–1)Washington (6–2)Mississippi (10–1)Mississippi (10–2)Clemson (12–3)Temple (13–3)Connecticut (11–6)Clemson (15–5)Pittsburgh (16–5)Temple (19–5)Pittsburgh (19–6)Texas (21–6)UTEP (22–5)UTEP (24–5)Baylor (25–7)Washington (26–10)21.
22.DaytonLouisville (0–0)Maryland (3–0)Texas A&M (5–1)Gonzaga (6–2)Kansas State (9–1)Georgia Tech (8–2)Gonzaga (8–3)Washington (10–3)Butler (12–4)Northern Iowa (16–1)Georgia Tech (14–5)Northern Iowa (19–2)Cornell (20–3)Baylor (19–5)Northern Iowa (24–3)Baylor (22–6)Georgetown (20–9)Vanderbilt (24–8)BYU (30–6)22.
23.LouisvilleClemson (1–0)California (2–2)Georgia Tech (4–1)Wisconsin (6–1)UNLV (7–1)Clemson (10–2)Butler (8–4)BYU (14–1)Mississippi (12–3)North Carolina (12–6)Vanderbilt (15–3)New Mexico (20–3)Pittsburgh (17–6)Texas A&M (18–7)Texas A&M (19–7)Maryland (21–7)Vanderbilt (23–7)Texas A&M (23–9)Gonzaga (27–7)23.
24.ClemsonSyracuse (2–0)Vanderbilt (2–0)Cincinnati (4–1)Clemson (7–2)Clemson (8–2)Gonzaga (8–3)Texas Tech (10–1)Butler (10–4)Baylor (13–1)Mississippi (13–4)Ohio State (14–6)Baylor (16–4)Vanderbilt (17–5)Northern Iowa (22–3)Richmond (22–6)Texas A&M (20–8)Texas A&M (22–8)Northern Iowa (28–4)Wisconsin (24–9)24.
25.SyracuseIllinois (1–0)Georgia Tech (3–1)California (4–2)Vanderbilt (6–1)Mississippi (8–1)Temple (9–2)Florida State (11–2)Temple (11–3)Florida State (13–3)Ohio State (13–5)Northern Iowa (17–2)Cornell (18–3)UNLV (19–4)Wake Forest (18–5)UTEP (20–5)Texas (22–7)Northern Iowa (28–4)UTEP (26–6)Texas A&M (24–10)25.
Preseason
Nov 2[20]
Week 1
Nov 16[21]
Week 2
Nov 23[22]
Week 3
Nov 30[23]
Week 4
Dec 7[24]
Week 5
Dec 14[25]
Week 6
Dec 21[26]
Week 7
Dec 28[27]
Week 8
Jan 4[28]
Week 9
Jan 11[29]
Week 10
Jan 18[30]
Week 11
Jan 25[31]
Week 12
Feb 1[32]
Week 13
Feb 8[33]
Week 14
Feb 15[34]
Week 15
Feb 22[35]
Week 16
Mar 1[36]
Week 17
Mar 8[37]
Week 18
Mar 14[38]
Week 19
Final[39]
Dropped:
Mississippi State (0–1)
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma (2–1)
  • Dayton (2–2)
Dropped:
  • Michigan (3–2)
  • Minnesota (4–2)
  • Illinois (4–2)
  • Maryland (4–2)
  • Vanderbilt (4–1)
Dropped:
  • Louisville (5–2)
  • California (5–3)
Dropped:
  • Texas A&M (8–2)
  • Cincinnati (6–2)
  • Wisconsin (7–2)
  • Vanderbilt (6–3)
Dropped:
Texas Tech (9–1)
Dropped:
  • Florida (8–3)
  • UNLV (12–2)
Dropped:
  • Ohio State (10–4)
  • Texas Tech (12–2)
Dropped:
  • New Mexico (14–3)
  • Washington (10–5)
Dropped:
  • Baylor (14–2)
  • Florida State (14–4)
Dropped:
North Carolina (12–7)
Dropped:
  • Connecticut (13–8)
  • Mississippi (16–5)
  • Clemson (16–6)
Dropped:
Baylor (17–5)
Dropped:
  • Georgia Tech (17–8)
  • Cornell (21–4)
  • UNLV (19–6)
NoneDropped:
  • Northern Iowa (25–4)
  • Richmond (22–7)
Dropped:
Texas (24–8)
NoneDropped:
  • Temple (29–6)
  • Georgetown (23–11)
  • Vanderbilt (24–9)
  • UTEP (26–7)

Preseason polls[edit]

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

Athlon[40] Lindy's[41] Sporting News[42] Fox Sports[43] CBS Sports[44] SI.com[45] Sports Illustrated[46] Rivals.com[47] Blue Ribbon Yearbook[48]
1. Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas
2. Michigan State Texas Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Michigan State Michigan State Kentucky Michigan State
3. Texas Michigan State Michigan State Texas Michigan State Connecticut Villanova Michigan State Texas
4. Purdue Villanova North Carolina Michigan State Texas Villanova Texas Villanova Villanova
5. North Carolina North Carolina West Virginia North Carolina North Carolina Kentucky Kentucky Purdue North Carolina
6. Kentucky Purdue Texas West Virginia Villanova Texas Purdue Texas Purdue
7. Villanova Butler Purdue Villanova Connecticut Purdue North Carolina North Carolina Kentucky
8. Tennessee Kentucky Duke California Purdue West Virginia West Virginia Duke California
9. Oklahoma Michigan Villanova Washington West Virginia North Carolina Washington West Virginia Duke
10. West Virginia California Mississippi State Purdue Duke Butler Connecticut California Tennessee
11. Connecticut Duke Georgetown Tennessee Butler Washington California Butler Butler
12. Butler Tennessee Tennessee Connecticut Washington Duke Duke Connecticut West Virginia
13. Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Washington Duke Clemson Tennessee Tennessee Ohio State Georgia Tech
14. California Oklahoma Butler Butler Tennessee California Butler Michigan Minnesota
15. Mississippi State Louisville Connecticut Ohio State Oklahoma Ohio State Michigan Washington Syracuse
16. Vanderbilt Washington California Michigan Minnesota Michigan Ohio State Oklahoma Ohio State
17. Washington Dayton Clemson Georgia Tech Dayton Clemson Louisville Tennessee Oklahoma
18. Duke West Virginia Wake Forest Illinois Ohio State Georgetown Mississippi State Georgetown Connecticut
19. Louisville Tulsa Ohio State Georgetown Michigan Dayton Georgetown Oklahoma State Dayton
20. BYU Maryland Maryland Minnesota California Siena Siena Louisville Maryland
21. Georgetown Mississippi St Illinois Oklahoma Siena Mississippi St Georgia Tech Siena Oklahoma St
22. Maryland Ohio State Notre Dame Siena Louisville South Carolina Dayton Dayton Michigan
23. Michigan UCLA Dayton Vanderbilt Illinois Georgia Tech Maryland Clemson Washington
24. Clemson South Carolina Michigan Xavier Georgetown Oklahoma Oklahoma Illinois Georgetown
25. Dayton Illinois Florida State Mississippi Gonzaga Gonzaga Illinois Georgia Tech Siena/Illinois

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ AP Top 25: Nov 2, Rivals.com, Retrieved October 29, 2009.
  2. ^ AP Top 25: Nov 16, Rivals.com, Retrieved November 16, 2009.
  3. ^ AP Top 25: Nov 23, Rivals.com, Retrieved November 23, 2009.
  4. ^ AP Top 25: Nov 30, Rivals.com, Retrieved February 12, 2009.
  5. ^ AP Top 25: Dec 7, Rivals.com, Retrieved October 12, 2009.
  6. ^ AP Top 25: Dec 14, Rivals.com, Retrieved December 19, 2009.
  7. ^ AP Top 25: Dec 21, Rivals.com, Retrieved December 30, 2009.
  8. ^ AP Top 25: Dec 28, Rivals.com, Retrieved December 30, 2009.
  9. ^ AP Top 25: Jan 4, Rivals.com, Retrieved June 1, 2010.
  10. ^ AP Top 25: Jan 11, Rivals.com, Retrieved December 1, 2010.
  11. ^ AP Top 25: Jan 18, Rivals.com, Retrieved May 2, 2010.
  12. ^ AP Top 25: Jan 25, Rivals.com, Retrieved May 2, 2010.
  13. ^ AP Top 25: Feb 01, Rivals.com, Retrieved May 2, 2010.
  14. ^ AP Top 25: Feb 08, Rivals.com, Retrieved February 15, 2010.
  15. ^ AP Top 25: Feb 15, Rivals.com, Retrieved February 15, 2010.
  16. ^ AP Top 25: Feb 22, Rivals.com, Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  17. ^ AP Top 25: Mar 1, Rivals.com, Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  18. ^ AP Top 25: Mar 8, Rivals.com, Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  19. ^ AP Top 25: Mar 15, Rivals.com, Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  20. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Nov 2, Rivals.com, Retrieved November 23, 2009
  21. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Nov 16, Rivals.com, Retrieved November 23, 2009
  22. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Nov 23, Rivals.com, Retrieved November 23, 2009
  23. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Nov 30, Rivals.com, Retrieved January 2, 2010
  24. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Dec 7, Rivals.com, Retrieved January 2, 2010
  25. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Dec 14, Rivals.com, Retrieved January 2, 2010
  26. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Dec 21, Rivals.com, Retrieved January 2, 2010
  27. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Dec 28, Rivals.com, Retrieved January 2, 2010
  28. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Jan 4, Rivals.com, Retrieved January 6, 2010
  29. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Jan 11, Rivals.com, Retrieved January 12, 2010
  30. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Jan 18, Rivals.com, Retrieved February 5, 2010
  31. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Jan 25, Rivals.com, Retrieved February 5, 2010
  32. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Feb 1, Rivals.com, Retrieved February 5, 2010
  33. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Feb 8, Rivals.com, Retrieved February 15, 2010
  34. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Feb 15, Rivals.com, Retrieved February 15, 2010
  35. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Feb 22, Rivals.com, Retrieved April 25, 2010
  36. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Mar 1, Rivals.com, Retrieved April 25, 2010
  37. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Mar 8, Rivals.com, Retrieved April 25, 2010
  38. ^ USA Today/ESPN: Mar 14, Rivals.com, Retrieved April 25, 2010
  39. ^ USA Today/ESPN: April 6, Rivals.com, Retrieved April 25, 2010
  40. ^ 2009–10 Athlon Sports Preseason Top 25. Athlon Sports College Basketball 2009–10 Preview. Athlon Sports Communications. p. 46.
  41. ^ National Picks. Lindy's College Basketball 2009–10. D.M.D. Publications, Inc. p. 6.
  42. ^ DeCourcy, Mike. History for the taking. Sporting News College Basketball. Sporting News. p. 6.
  43. ^ Final preseason top 25 for 2009–10 Archived October 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Fox Sports, retrieved October 22, 2009
  44. ^ Final Preseason Top 25 (and one): Distractions don't KO KU from top, CBS Sports, retrieved October 22, 2009
  45. ^ Kansas, Michigan State are 1–2 in first Power Rankings of 2009–10, SI.com, retrieved October 22, 2009
  46. ^ Sabino, David (November 23, 2009). "Scouting Reports". Sports Illustrated: 64.
  47. ^ "Rivals.com Preseason Top 347 Countdown". Rivals.com. October 22, 2009. Archived from the original on October 28, 2009. Retrieved October 31, 2009.
  48. ^ various. Big Ten Conference. 2009–10 Blue Ribbon Yearbook. p. 150.