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2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball rankings

Two human polls made up the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball rankings, the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll, in addition to various publications' preseason polls.

LegendEdit

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Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#)   Win-loss record
т Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

AP pollEdit

The Associated Press (AP) preseason poll was released on October 31, 2008. 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 31[1]
Week 1
Nov 17[2]
Week 2
Nov 24[3]
Week 3
Dec 1[4]
Week 4
Dec 8[5]
Week 5
Dec 15[6]
Week 6
Dec 22[7]
Week 7
Dec 29[8]
Week 8
Jan 5[9]
Week 9
Jan 12[10]
Week 10
Jan 19[11]
Week 11
Jan 26[12]
Week 12
Feb 2[13]
Week 13
Feb 9[14]
Week 14
Feb 16[15]
Week 15
Feb 23[16]
Week 16
Mar 2[17]
Week 17
Mar 9[18]
Week 18
Mar 16[19]
1.North Carolina (72)North Carolina (2–0) 72North Carolina (3–0) 72North Carolina (7–0) 72North Carolina (8–0) 72North Carolina (9–0) 72North Carolina (11–0) 71North Carolina (12–0) 72Pittsburgh (14–0) 70Pittsburgh (15–0) 70Wake Forest (16–0) 68Duke (18–1) 62Connecticut (20–1) 64Connecticut (22–1) 67Connecticut (24–1) 66Pittsburgh (25–2) 69Connecticut (27–2) 67North Carolina (27–3) 35Louisville (28–5) 451.
2.ConnecticutConnecticut (1–0)Connecticut (4–0)Connecticut (6–0)Connecticut (8–0)Connecticut (8–0)Connecticut (10–0)Connecticut (11–0)Duke (12–1)Wake Forest (14–0) 2Duke (16–1) 4Connecticut (18–1) 6Oklahoma (21–1) 5Oklahoma (23–1) 3Oklahoma (25–1) 4Connecticut (25–2) 1North Carolina (25–3) 3Pittsburgh (28–3) 33North Carolina (28–4) 112.
3.LouisvilleLouisville (0–0)Louisville (2–0)Pittsburgh (7–0)Pittsburgh (9–0)Pittsburgh (10–0)Pittsburgh (12–0)Pittsburgh (12–0)North Carolina (13–1) 2Duke (14–1)Connecticut (16–1)Pittsburgh (18–1) 3North Carolina (19–2) 3North Carolina (21–2) 2North Carolina (23–2) 2Oklahoma (25–2) 2Pittsburgh (26–3) 1Connecticut (27–3)Memphis (31–3) 113.
4.UCLAUCLA (2–0)Pittsburgh (4–0)Duke (7–0)Gonzaga (6–0)Oklahoma (10–0)Oklahoma (11–0)Oklahoma (12–0)Wake Forest (13–0)Connecticut (14–1)Pittsburgh (16–1)Oklahoma (19–1) 1Duke (19–2)Pittsburgh (21–2)Pittsburgh (23–2)North Carolina (24–3)Oklahoma (26–3)Memphis (28–3) 2Pittsburgh (28–4) 34.
5.PittsburghMichigan State (1–0)Michigan State (2–0)Gonzaga (5–0)Oklahoma (8–0)Texas (8–1)Duke (10–1)Duke (10–1)Connecticut (12–1)North Carolina (14–2)North Carolina (16–2)North Carolina (17–2)Louisville (17–3)Louisville (18–4)Memphis (22–3)Memphis (24–3)Memphis (26–3) 1Louisville (25–5) 1Connecticut (27–4) 15.
6.Michigan StatePittsburgh (1–0)Texas (2–0)Oklahoma (6–0)Texas (6–1)Duke (8–1)Wake Forest (10–0)Wake Forest (11–0)Oklahoma (13–1)Oklahoma (15–1)Oklahoma (17–1)Wake Forest (16–1)Pittsburgh (19–2)Duke (20–3)Michigan State (20–4)Louisville (21–5)Louisville (23–5)Oklahoma (27–4)Duke (28–6)6.
7.TexasTexas (1–0)Duke (6–0)Notre Dame (5–1)Duke (8–1)Xavier (9–0)Gonzaga (8–2)Notre Dame (9–2)Texas (11–2)Michigan State (13–2)Michigan State (15–2)Louisville (15–3)Wake Forest (17–2)Wake Forest (18–3)Louisville (19–5)Duke (22–5)Duke (24–5)Michigan State (25–5)Oklahoma (27–5)7.
8.DukeNotre Dame (1–0)Notre Dame (2–0)Texas (5–1)Tennessee (6–1)Gonzaga (7–1)Notre Dame (8–2)Texas (10–2)Michigan State (11–2)Syracuse (16–1)Syracuse (17–2)Marquette (17–2)Marquette (19–2)Memphis (20–3)Wake Forest (19–4)Marquette (23–4)Michigan State (23–5)Wake Forest (24–5)Michigan State (26–6)8.
9.Notre DameGonzaga (1–0)Gonzaga (2–0)Purdue (5–1)Louisville (4–1)Louisville (6–1)Texas (9–2)Purdue (11–2)Georgetown (10–2)UCLA (13–2)Louisville (13–3)Michigan State (16–3)Xavier (19–2)Michigan State (19–4)Duke (20–5)Michigan State (21–5)Kansas (24–5)Duke (25–6)Missouri (28–6)9.
10.GonzagaDuke (3–0)Purdue (4–0)Tennessee (5–1)Xavier (7–0)Wake Forest (9–0)Purdue (9–2)Michigan State (9–2)UCLA (12–2)Clemson (16–0)Clemson (16–1)Xavier (17–2)Clemson (18–2)Marquette (20–3)Marquette (21–4)Villanova (22–5)Wake Forest (22–5)Villanova (25–6)Gonzaga (26–5)10.
11.PurduePurdue (1–0)Oklahoma (4–0)Louisville (2–1)Wake Forest (8–0)Syracuse (9–0)Michigan State (8–2)Georgetown (9–1)Syracuse (14–1)Texas (12–3)Marquette (16–2)Texas (14–4)Butler (19–1)UCLA (19–4)Missouri (22–4)Missouri (23–4)Villanova (23–6)Kansas (25–6)Villanova (26–7)11.
12.OklahomaOklahoma (1–0)Tennessee (3–0)UCLA (4–1)Notre Dame (6–2)Notre Dame (7–2)Georgetown (8–1)UCLA (10–2)Clemson (14–0)Notre Dame (12–3)Georgetown (12–4)Clemson (17–2)Purdue (17–4)Clemson (19–3)Villanova (20–5)Clemson (22–4)LSU (25–4)Gonzaga (25–5)Wake Forest (24–6)12.
13.MemphisMemphis (1–0)UCLA (3–1)Michigan State (4–1)Syracuse (8–0)Purdue (8–2)UCLA (8–2)Syracuse (12–1)Notre Dame (10–3)Georgetown (11–3)UCLA (14–3)Butler (18–1)Michigan State (17–4)Villanova (19–4)Clemson (20–4)Wake Forest (20–5)Marquette (23–6)Washington (24–7)Syracuse (26–9)13.
14.TennesseeTennessee (1–0)Arizona State (3–0)Xavier (6–0)Purdue (6–2)UCLA (6–2)Xavier (9–1)Tennessee (8–2)Purdue (11–3)Marquette (15–2)Texas (13–4)Arizona State (16–3)Memphis (18–3)Xavier (20–3)Arizona State (20–5)Arizona State (21–5)Gonzaga (23–5)Missouri (25–6)Kansas (25–7)14.
15.Arizona StateArizona State (1–0) тMarquette (3–0)Wake Forest (6–0)Villanova (8–0)Georgetown (7–1)Ohio State (8–0)Villanova (11–1)Tennessee (9–3)Xavier (13–2)Xavier (15–2)Syracuse (17–4)UCLA (17–4)Butler (21–2)Kansas (20–5)Kansas (22–5)Missouri (24–5)UCLA (24–7)Washington (25–8)15.
16.MarquetteMarquette (1–0) тXavier (5–0)Syracuse (6–0)UCLA (5–2)Tennessee (6–2)Tennessee (8–2)Gonzaga (8–3)Xavier (11–2)Arizona State (14–2)Butler (16–1)Purdue (15–4)Texas (15–5)Kansas (19–4)Xavier (21–4)Purdue (21–6)Washington (22–7)Butler (26–4)Florida State (25–9)16.
17.Miami (FL)Miami (FL) (1–0)Florida (3–0)Villanova (6–0)Memphis (5–1)Ohio State (6–0)Syracuse (11–1)Arizona State (10–1)Boston College (13–2)Butler (14–1)Arizona State (15–3)UCLA (15–4)Villanova (17–4)Missouri (20–4)Gonzaga (19–5)Gonzaga (21–5)Xavier (23–5)Clemson (23–7)Purdue (25–9)17.
18.USCFlorida (2–0)Memphis (4–1)Memphis (4–1)Michigan State (5–2)Villanova (10–1)Villanova (10–1)Louisville (8–2)Marquette (13–2)Minnesota (15–1)Purdue (14–4)Memphis (16–3)Gonzaga (16–4)Arizona State (18–5)Illinois (21–5)LSU (23–4)Clemson (22–6)Syracuse (23–8)UCLA (25–8)18.
19.FloridaUSC (1–0)Wake Forest (2–0)Arizona State (5–1)Georgetown (5–1)Michigan State (6–2)Louisville (7–2)Baylor (10–1)Villanova (12–2)Purdue (12–4)Notre Dame (12–5)Illinois (17–3)Minnesota (18–3)Gonzaga (17–5)Purdue (19–6)Xavier (22–5)Purdue (22–7)Xavier (24–6)Arizona State (24–9)19.
20.DavidsonWake Forest (1–0)Villanova (3–0)Georgetown (4–1)Arizona State (7–1)Arizona State (8–1)Arizona State (9–1)Clemson (12–0)Arizona State (12–2)Louisville (11–3)Villanova (14–3)Gonzaga (14–4)Syracuse (17–5)Purdue (17–6)UCLA (19–6)Illinois (22–6)UCLA (22–7)LSU (25–6)Xavier (25–7)20.
21.Wake ForestDavidson (1–0)Georgetown (2–0)Miami (FL) (4–1)Ohio State (5–0)Baylor (8–1)Baylor (9–1)Minnesota (12–0)Butler (12–1)Baylor (13–2)Minnesota (16–2)Villanova (15–4)Kansas (17–4)Utah State (23–1)Butler (22–3)Washington (20–7)Arizona State (21–7)Marquette (23–8)LSU (26–7)21.
22.GeorgetownGeorgetown (0–0)Miami (FL) (2–1) тDavidson (5–1)Baylor (7–1)Davidson (8–1)Clemson (12–0)Xavier (9–2)Minnesota (13–1)California (15–2)Memphis (14–3)Saint Mary's (18–1)Washington (16–5)Illinois (19–5)Washington (19–6)UCLA (20–7)Butler (25–4)Florida State (23–8)Butler (26–5)22.
23.VillanovaVillanova (1–0)Kansas (2–0) тFlorida (5–1)Davidson (7–1)Memphis (5–2)Minnesota (10–0)Michigan (9–2)Baylor (12–2)Villanova (13–3)Gonzaga (12–4)Washington (15–4)Illinois (18–4)Syracuse (18–6)LSU (21–4)Florida State (21–6)Illinois (23–7)Arizona State (22–8)Marquette (24–9)23.
24.KansasKansas (1–0)Davidson (3–1)Baylor (6–1)Marquette (7–1)Marquette (8–1)Michigan (8–2)Ohio State (9–1)Louisville (9–3)Tennessee (10–4)Florida (16–2)Kentucky (16–4)Arizona State (16–5)Ohio State (17–5)Syracuse (19–7)Butler (23–4)Florida State (22–7)Purdue (22–9)Clemson (23–8)24.
25.WisconsinWisconsin (1–0)Wisconsin (4–0)Marquette (5–1)Kansas (7–1)Clemson (10–0)Missouri (9–1)Butler (10–1)West Virginia (11–2)Michigan (13–3)Illinois (15–3)Georgetown (12–6)Utah State (21–1)Florida State (18–5)Dayton (23–3)Texas (18–8)Syracuse (21–8)BYU (24–6)Utah (24–9)25.
Preseason
Oct 31[1]
Week 1
Nov 17[2]
Week 2
Nov 24[3]
Week 3
Dec 1[4]
Week 4
Dec 8[5]
Week 5
Dec 15[6]
Week 6
Dec 22[7]
Week 7
Dec 29[8]
Week 8
Jan 5[9]
Week 9
Jan 12[10]
Week 10
Jan 19[11]
Week 11
Jan 26[12]
Week 12
Feb 2[13]
Week 13
Feb 9[14]
Week 14
Feb 16[15]
Week 15
Feb 23[16]
Week 16
Mar 2[17]
Week 17
Mar 9[18]
Week 18
Mar 16[19]
NoneDropped:
USC (3–2)
Dropped:
  • Kansas (4–1)
  • Wisconsin (5–1)
Dropped:
  • Miami (FL) (5–2)
  • Florida (6–2)
Dropped:
Kansas (7–2)
Dropped:
  • Davidson (8–2)
  • Memphis (7–3)
  • Marquette (9–2)
Dropped:
Missouri (10–2)
Dropped:
  • Gonzaga (8–4)
  • Michigan (11–3)
  • Ohio State (10–2)
Dropped:
  • Boston College (13–4)
  • West Virginia (11–4)
Dropped:
  • Baylor (14–3)
  • California (15–3)
  • Tennessee (11–5)
  • Michigan (13–5)
Dropped:
  • Notre Dame (12–6)
  • Minnesota (17–3)
  • Florida (17–3)
Dropped:
  • Saint Mary's (18–3)
  • Kentucky (16–6)
  • Georgetown (12–8)
Dropped:
  • Texas (15–7)
  • Minnesota (18–5)
  • Washington (17–6)
Dropped:
  • Utah State (24–2)
  • Ohio State (17–6)
  • Florida State (19–6)
Dropped:
  • Syracuse (19–8)
  • Dayton (23–4)
Dropped:
Texas (19–9)
Dropped:
Illinois (23–8)
Dropped:
BYU (25–7)

ESPN/USA Today Coaches PollEdit

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 30, 2008.

Preseason
Oct 30 [20]
Week 1
Nov 17 [21]
Week 2
Nov 24 [22]
Week 3
Dec 1 [23]
Week 4
Dec 8 [24]
Week 5
Dec 15 [25]
Week 6
Dec 22 [26]
Week 7
Dec 29 [27]
Week 8
Jan 5 [28]
Week 9
Jan 12 [29]
Week 10
Jan 19 [30]
Week 11
Jan 26 [31]
Week 12
Feb 2 [32]
Week 13
Feb 9 [33]
Week 14
Feb 16 [34]
Week 15
Feb 23 [35]
Week 16
Mar 2 [36]
Week 17
Mar 9 [37]
Week 18
Mar 16 [38]
Week 19
Final [39]
1.North Carolina (31)North Carolina (1–0) 30North Carolina (3–0) 31North Carolina (7–0) 31North Carolina (8–0) 31North Carolina (9–0) 31North Carolina (11–0) 31North Carolina (12–0) 31Pittsburgh (14–0) 30Pittsburgh (15–0) 29Wake Forest (16–0) 25Duke (18–1) 30Connecticut (20–1) 28Connecticut (22–1) 30Connecticut (24–1) 30Pittsburgh (25–2) 30Connecticut (27–2) 27North Carolina (27–3) 23Louisville (28–5) 14North Carolina (34–4) 311.
2.ConnecticutConnecticut (1–0) 1Connecticut (4–0)Connecticut (6–0)Connecticut (8–0)Connecticut (8–0)Connecticut (10–0)Connecticut (11–0)Duke (12–1)Duke (14–1)Duke (16–1) 6Connecticut (18–1) 1Oklahoma (21–1) 3Oklahoma (23–1) 1Oklahoma (25–1) 1Connecticut (25–2) 1North Carolina (25–3)Pittsburgh (28–3) 5Memphis (31–3) 11Michigan State (31–7)2.
3.LouisvilleLouisville (0–0)Louisville (2–0)Pittsburgh (7–0)Pittsburgh (9–0)Pittsburgh (10–0)Pittsburgh (12–0)Pittsburgh (12–0)North Carolina (13–1) 1Wake Forest (14–0) 2Connecticut (16–1)Pittsburgh (18–1)Duke (19–2)North Carolina (21–2)North Carolina (23–2)Oklahoma (25–2)Memphis (26–3) 4Memphis (28–3) 3North Carolina (28–4) 6Connecticut (31–5)3.
4.UCLAUCLA (2–0)Pittsburgh (4–0)Duke (7–0)Gonzaga (6–0)Oklahoma (10–0)Oklahoma (11–0)Oklahoma (12–0)Wake Forest (13–0)Connecticut (14–1)Pittsburgh (16–1)Wake Forest (16–1)North Carolina (19–2)Pittsburgh (21–2)Pittsburgh (23–2)Memphis (24–3)Pittsburgh (26–3)Connecticut (27–3)Pittsburgh (28–4)Villanova (30–8)4.
5.DukeDuke (3–0)Duke (6–0)Gonzaga (5–0)Oklahoma (8–0)Texas (8–1)Duke (10–1)Duke (10–1)Connecticut (12–1)Oklahoma (15–1)Oklahoma (17–1)Oklahoma (19–1)Pittsburgh (19–2)Duke (20–3)Michigan State (20–4)North Carolina (24–3)Oklahoma (26–3)Louisville (25–5)Duke (28–6)Louisville (31–6)5.
6.PittsburghPittsburgh (1–0)Michigan State (2–0)Oklahoma (6–0)Texas (6–1)Duke (8–1)Wake Forest (10–0)Wake Forest (11–0)Oklahoma (13–1)North Carolina (14–2)North Carolina (16–2)North Carolina (17–2)Wake Forest (17–2)UCLA (19–4)Memphis (22–3)Louisville (21–5)Louisville (23–5)Michigan State (25–5)Connecticut (27–4)Pittsburgh (31–5)6.
7.Michigan StateMichigan State (1–0)Texas (2–0)Notre Dame (5–1)Duke (8–1)Gonzaga (7–1) тGonzaga (8–2)Texas (10–2)Texas (11–2) тUCLA (13–2)Michigan State (15–2)Louisville (15–3)Louisville (17–3)Louisville (18–4)Louisville (19–5)Duke (22–5)Duke (24–5)Oklahoma (27–4)Michigan State (26–6)Oklahoma (30–6)7.
8.TexasTexas (1–0)Notre Dame (2–0)Texas (5–1)Tennessee (6–1)Xavier (9–0) тTexas (9–2)Georgetown (9–1)UCLA (12–2) тSyracuse (16–1)Syracuse (17–2)Marquette (17–2)Marquette (19–2)Wake Forest (18–3)Wake Forest (19–4)Missouri (23–4)Michigan State (23–5)Duke (25–6)Oklahoma (27–5)Missouri (31–7)8.
9.Notre DameNotre Dame (1–0)Purdue (4–0)UCLA (4–1)Xavier (7–0)Louisville (6–1)Georgetown (8–1)UCLA (10–2)Syracuse (14–1)Clemson (16–0)Clemson (16–1)Michigan State (16–3)Xavier (19–2)Michigan State (19–4)Duke (20–5)Michigan State (21–5)Kansas (24–5)Wake Forest (24–5)Missouri (28–6)Memphis (33–4)9.
10.PurduePurdue (1–0)Gonzaga (2–0)Purdue (5–1)Louisville (4–1)Wake Forest (9–0)UCLA (8–2)Notre Dame (9–2)Georgetown (10–2)Michigan State (13–2)Marquette (16–2)Xavier (17–2)Clemson (18–2)Memphis (20–3)Missouri (22–4)Marquette (23–4)Wake Forest (22–5)Washington (24–7)Gonzaga (26–5)Kansas (27–8)10.
11.GonzagaGonzaga (1–0)UCLA (3–1)Louisville (2–1)Wake Forest (8–0)Syracuse (9–0)Notre Dame (8–2)Purdue (11–2) тClemson (14–0)Texas (12–3)UCLA (14–3)Clemson (17–2)Butler (19–1)Clemson (19–3)Marquette (21–4) тArizona State (21–5)LSU (25–4)Kansas (25–6)Wake Forest (24–6)Duke (30–7)11.
12.MemphisMemphis (1–0)Tennessee (3–0)Michigan State (4–1)Villanova (8–0)UCLA (6–2)Xavier (9–1)Syracuse (12–1) тMichigan State (11–2)Georgetown (11–3)Louisville (13–3)Texas (14–4)UCLA (17–4)Marquette (20–3)Arizona State (20–5) тVillanova (22–5)Missouri (24–5)Gonzaga (25–5)Villanova (26–7)Syracuse (28-10)12.
13.TennesseeTennessee (1–0)Oklahoma (4–0)Tennessee (5–1)Notre Dame (6–2)Georgetown (7–1)Ohio State (8–0)Villanova (11–1)Notre Dame (10–3)Notre Dame (12–3)Xavier (15–2)Butler (18–1)Purdue (17–4)Villanova (19–4)Clemson (20–4)Clemson (22–4)Washington (22–7)Villanova (25–6)Kansas (25–7)Gonzaga (28–6)13.
14.OklahomaOklahoma (1–0)Arizona State (3–0)Xavier (6–0)UCLA (5–2)Notre Dame (7–2)Syracuse (11–1)Arizona State (10–1)Purdue (11–3)Marquette (15–2)Georgetown (12–4)Arizona State (16–3)Michigan State (17–4)Xavier (20–3)Villanova (20–5)Wake Forest (20–5)Gonzaga (23–5)UCLA (24–7)Washington (25–8)Purdue (27-10)14.
15.Arizona StateArizona State (1–0)Marquette (3–0)Memphis (4–1)Memphis (5–1)Villanova (10–1)Purdue (9–2)Michigan State (9–2)Marquette (13–2)Arizona State (14–2)Texas (13–4)Syracuse (17–4)Memphis (18–3)Butler (21–2)UCLA (19–6)Kansas (22–5)Marquette (23–6)Missouri (25–6)Syracuse (26–9)Xavier (27–8)15.
16.Miami (FL)Miami (FL) (1–0)Georgetown (2–0)Villanova (6–0)Syracuse (8–0)Ohio State (6–0)Villanova (10–1)Clemson (12–0)Arizona State (12–2)Xavier (13–2)Arizona State (15–3)UCLA (15–4)Villanova (17–4)Kansas (19–4)Illinois (21–5)Purdue (21–6)Villanova (23–6)LSU (25–6)Florida State (25–9)Washington (26–9)16.
17.MarquetteMarquette (1–0)Memphis (4–1)Wake Forest (6–0)Purdue (6–2)Arizona State (8–1)Arizona State (9–1)Gonzaga (8–3)Villanova (12–2)Minnesota (15–1)Butler (16–1)Purdue (15–4)Texas (15–5)Utah State (23–1)Xavier (21–4)Gonzaga (21–5)UCLA (22–7)Butler (26–4)UCLA (25–8)LSU (27–8)17.
18.GeorgetownGeorgetown (0–0)Florida (3–0)Georgetown (4–1)Arizona State (7–1)Purdue (8–2)Michigan State (8–2)Louisville (8–2) тXavier (11–2)Butler (14–1)Purdue (14–4)Saint Mary's (18–1)Gonzaga (16–4)Arizona State (18–5)Kansas (20–5)LSU (23–4)Xavier (23–5)Clemson (23–7)Purdue (25–9)UCLA (26–9)18.
19.FloridaFlorida (2–0)Wisconsin (4–0)Arizona State (5–1)Georgetown (5–1)Tennessee (6–2)Louisville (7–2)Tennessee (8–2) тMinnesota (13–1)Purdue (12–4)Notre Dame (12–5)Memphis (16–3)Minnesota (18–3)Missouri (20–4)Washington (19–6)UCLA (20–7)Clemson (22–6)Xavier (24–6)Arizona State (24–9)Arizona State (25-10)19.
20.DavidsonUSC (1–0)Xavier (5–0)Syracuse (6–0)Michigan State (5–2)Davidson (8–1)Clemson (12–0)Baylor (10–1)Butler (12–1)Louisville (11–3)Minnesota (16–2)Illinois (17–3)Syracuse (17–5)Illinois (19–5)Gonzaga (19–5)Illinois (22–6)Purdue (22–7)Syracuse (23–8)LSU (26–7)Wake Forest (24–7)20.
21.USC тDavidson (1–0)Miami (FL) (2–1)Florida (5–1)Ohio State (5–0)Memphis (5–2)Tennessee (8–2)Minnesota (12–0)Louisville (9–3)Baylor (13–2)Villanova (14–3)Villanova (15–4)Illinois (18–4)Gonzaga (17–5)Purdue (19–6)Washington (20–7)Arizona State (21–7)Marquette (23–8)Clemson (23–8)Marquette (25-10)21.
22.Wisconsin тWisconsin (1–0)Villanova (3–0)Miami (FL) (4–1) тDavidson (6–1)Michigan State (6–2)Baylor (9–1)Xavier (9–2)West Virginia (11–2)Villanova (13–3)Saint Mary's (17–1)Notre Dame (12–6)Utah State (21–1)Syracuse (18–6)Butler (22–3)Xavier (22–5)Butler (25–4)Florida State (23–8)Xavier (25–7)Florida State (25-10)22.
23.KansasVillanova (1–0)Kansas (2–0)Wisconsin (5–1) тKansas (7–1)Marquette (8–1)Minnesota (10–0)Ohio State (9–1)Baylor (12–2)California (15–2)Baylor (14–3)Georgetown (12–6)Arizona State (16–5)Purdue (17–6)Utah State (24–2)Butler (23–4)Illinois (23–7)Arizona State (22–8)Butler (26–5)Texas (23-12)23.
24.Wake ForestKansas (1–0)Wake Forest (2–0)Davidson (5–1)Marquette (7–1)Baylor (8–1)Memphis (6–3)Michigan (9–2)Boston College (13–2)Michigan (13–3)Illinois (15–3) тMinnesota (17–3)Kansas (17–4)Washington (17–6)LSU (21–4)Texas (18–8)Florida State (22–7)Purdue (22–9)Marquette (24–9)Arizona (21-14)24.
25.VillanovaWake Forest (1–0)Davidson (3–1)Kansas (4–1)Miami (FL) (5–2)Clemson (10–0)Marquette (9–2)Marquette (11–2)Tennessee (9–3)Saint Mary's (15–1)Memphis (14–3) тGonzaga (14–4)Washington (16–5)Florida State (18–5)Syracuse (19–7)Florida State (21–6)Syracuse (21–8)Illinois (23–8)Utah State (30–4)Butler (26–6)25.
Preseason
Oct 30 [20]
Week 1
Nov 17 [21]
Week 2
Nov 24 [22]
Week 3
Dec 1 [23]
Week 4
Dec 8 [24]
Week 5
Dec 15 [25]
Week 6
Dec 22 [26]
Week 7
Dec 29 [27]
Week 8
Jan 5 [28]
Week 9
Jan 12 [29]
Week 10
Jan 19 [30]
Week 11
Jan 26 [31]
Week 12
Feb 2 [32]
Week 13
Feb 9 [33]
Week 14
Feb 16 [34]
Week 15
Feb 23 [35]
Week 16
Mar 2 [36]
Week 17
Mar 9 [37]
Week 18
Mar 16 [38]
Week 19
Final [39]
NoneDropped:
USC (3–2)
Dropped:
Marquette (5–1)
Dropped:
  • Florida (6–2)
  • Wisconsin (6–2)
Dropped:
  • Kansas (7–2)
  • Miami (FL) (7–2)
Dropped:
Davidson (8–2)
Dropped:
Memphis (7–3)
Dropped:
  • Gonzaga (8–4)
  • Ohio State (10–2)
  • Michigan (11–3)
Dropped:
  • West Virginia (11–4)
  • Boston College (13–4)
  • Tennessee (10–4)
Dropped:
  • California (15–3)
  • Michigan (13–5)
Dropped:
Baylor (15–4)
Dropped:
  • Saint Mary's (18–3)
  • Notre Dame (12–8)
  • Georgetown (12–8)
Dropped:
  • Texas (15–7)
  • Minnesota (18–5)
Dropped:
Florida State (19–6)
Dropped:
  • Utah State (25–3)
  • Syracuse (19–8)
Dropped:
Texas (19–9)
NoneDropped:
Illinois (24–9)
Dropped:
  • Clemson (23–9)
  • Utah State (30–5)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008-09 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Preseason". Associated Press. 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  2. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week1
  3. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week2
  4. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week3
  5. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week4
  6. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week5
  7. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week6
  8. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week7
  9. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week8
  10. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week9
  11. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week10
  12. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week11
  13. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week12
  14. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week13
  15. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week14
  16. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week15
  17. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week16
  18. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week17
  19. ^ 2008-09 AP Men's Basketball Rankings - Week18
  20. ^ "2008-09 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Preseason". ESPN/USA Today. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
  21. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 1
  22. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 2
  23. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 3
  24. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 4
  25. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 5
  26. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 6
  27. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 7
  28. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 8
  29. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 9
  30. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 10
  31. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 11
  32. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 12
  33. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 13
  34. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 14
  35. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 15
  36. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 16
  37. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 17
  38. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 18
  39. ^ 2008-09 ESPN Poll Week 19