M BBall Remains #2AP/#4Coaches

Submitted by tlo2485 on January 14th, 2019 at 1:08 PM

AP

1 Duke (36)14-1 1,558 1

Michigan (9)17-0 1,497 2

Tennessee (13)14-1 1,482 3

Virginia (6)15-0 1,473 4

Gonzaga16-2 1,315 5

Michigan State15-2 1,292 6

Kansas14-2 1,188 7

Texas Tech15-1 1,157 8

Virginia Tech14-1 1,091 9

10 Nevada16-1 1,015 10

11 Florida State13-3 918 13

12 Kentucky12-3 790 18

13 North Carolina12-4 678 12

14 Auburn12-3 669 11

15 Marquette14-3 668 21

16 Buffalo15-1 625 19

17 North Carolina State14-2 586 15

18 Mississippi 13-2 501 NR

19 Maryland14-3 412 NR

20 Oklahoma13-3 394 23

21 Houston16-1 387 17

22 Villanova13-4 300 NR

23 Iowa14-3 172 NR

24 Mississippi State12-3 154 14

25 Indiana12-4 116 22

Others receiving votes: Louisville 112, Nebraska 36, Ohio St. 34, Wisconsin 31, Iowa St. 20, UCF 17, Purdue 16, Kansas St 14, St. John's 12, TCU 12, Murray St. 9, Washington 8, Arizona 8, LSU 7, Seton Hall 6, South Carolina 6, Temple 5, Minnesota3, Wofford 2, Cincinnati 2, Florida 1, Hofstra 1.

 

 

Coaches

Virginia (13) 15-0 770

Duke (6)  14-1 754

Tennessee (7) 14-1 745

Michigan (6) 17-0 738

Gonzaga 16-2 644 

Michigan State 15-2 641 

Virginia Tech 14-1 577

Kansas 14-2 572 

Texas Tech 15-1 564

10 Nevada 16-1 512

11 Florida State 13-3 383

12 Auburn 12-3 381

13 Marquette 14-3 331

14 Kentucky 12-3 323

15 North Carolina 12-4 310

16 North Carolina State 14-2 307

17 Houston 16-1 288

17 Buffalo 15-1 288

19 Oklahoma 13-3 216

20 Mississippi 13-2 192

21 Villanova 13-4 146

22 Maryland 14-3 140

23 Mississippi State 12-3 118

24 Iowa 14-3 108

25 Indiana 12-4 75

Others Receiving Votes

Ohio State 74; Iowa State 38; Louisville 27; Central Florida 26; Texas Christian 24; Nebraska 21; St. John's 18; Kansas State 14; Arizona 6; Minnesota 5; Furman 5; Arizona State 4; North Texas 4; Washington 3; Purdue 3; Wisconsin 3; Louisiana State 2.

Comments

mGrowOld

January 14th, 2019 at 1:21 PM ^

The coaches poll should be renamed the "unpaid athletic department intern" poll cause that's who fills the damn thing out most weeks.

Coaches are too busy in-season doing the whole "coaching thing" to actually pay attention to what other teams are doing.  So they find the kid who cleans up, brings everybody coffee and donuts and such and they give them the form with the instructions "here....fill this thing out" and other pearls of wisdom.

The good news is that it doesnt matter one bit.  Not even one little bit what we are ranked by either poll right now or even on selection Sunday.

A Lot of Milk

January 14th, 2019 at 1:28 PM ^

More like they remember every Virginia team that's ever existed under Tony Bennett. How is it that Virginia is supposed to be this amazing basketball program when they've made two final fours ever and none since '84? Michigan has matched their total in the last five years alone. I get it, they win a lot of games in the regular season, but man, they are so unimpressive in the post season

oriental andrew

January 14th, 2019 at 3:02 PM ^

Honestly, I feel like you can throw the top 4 teams in a bag and pick one. Duke and Tennessee both have what I would consider "good" losses to Gonzaga and Kansas, respectively.

Of course, if you believe the fancystats rankings, Michigan is 3 to NET, 6 to Kenpom, 6 to Sagarin, and 5 to the Massey Composite. 

MichiganExile

January 14th, 2019 at 1:19 PM ^

UVA, a team that has proven itself literally incapable of winning games that matter, gets the benefit of the doubt from coaches for an unblemished record yet undefeated Michigan sits behind two one loss teams. That makes total sense to me. 

tpilews

January 14th, 2019 at 1:55 PM ^

If you're talking historical, sure, but this year's team has been pretty dominant. They curbstomped FSU, beat South Carolina by 17 in Columbia, won by 20 @ Clemson. There will be some movement this week in the polls at the top as Virginia plays at Duke and home against VT. They'll be in Raleigh in 2 weeks as well. For Michigan, just keep winning, #1 will come in time. 

TheRonimal

January 14th, 2019 at 1:23 PM ^

This team is so fun to watch. I think the main positive for this team is that on offense we just have so much balance. Everybody is a threat in some way and they all have some unique abilities. Zavier has the ability to nail shots (it'd be nice if he could continue his play from northwestern but that's unlikely), and his feel for the offense along with his running hook are all huge for the team. Poole is always a threat to go off, Iggy is great on drives and can shoot, Teske has good awareness in the post and also can nail 3's, and Matthews has that interesting drive and fadeaway game. The variety they show is something JB's teams don't usually show until later in the year and the tournament. Really hope they can get the regular season B1G title and get a high seed. 

A Lot of Milk

January 14th, 2019 at 1:30 PM ^

I know it's not a simple process, but Gonzaga needs to join the Pac 12. They're a horrendous basketball conference and it's really grating to watch a supposed top 5 team play nobody but Pacific and Loyola Marymount for three months out of the season

geewhiz99

January 14th, 2019 at 1:32 PM ^

NCAA's NET rankings also has Virginia at #1 with Duke #2 and Michigan #3. Doesn't really matter much as Michigan is still a 1 seed (https://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-men/d1/ncaa-mens-basketball-net-rankings)

Brodie

January 14th, 2019 at 1:32 PM ^

I see the AP's logic at least... the coaches poll is a farce and should not be a thing for shootyhoops(or football but even more so here) 

bronxblue

January 14th, 2019 at 1:35 PM ^

Between Tennessee with Rick Barnes and Bennett at UVa, lots of teams ranked above UM are coached by guys who bottom out in the post season.  So I'm not too worried.

UM Fan from Sydney

January 14th, 2019 at 1:38 PM ^

To anyone getting bent about not being ranked one - just chill. Wins matter more than a stupid number by the team name. This isn't football. Basketball rankings are completely meaningless. If they win the Big Ten title (with just a few losses) and/or the conference tournament, they're a one seed.