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Wake Forest Basketball All-Time KenPom and AP Poll Rankings

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A look at KenPom and AP Poll Rankings over the years

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With the season winding down and the announcement of Ron Wellman’s retirement as Wake Forest athletic director I decided to take a look at Wake Forest basketball’s Associated Press Poll rankings and KenPom rankings throughout the years, broken down by coach.

Note: If a season is not listed, Wake Forest was not ranked at any point during that year.

Note: From January 1, 1961 to the Final Poll of 1968, the AP Poll was reduced from 20 teams to 10 teams.

Note: The Preseason AP Poll began in the 1961-62 season.

Note: The AP Poll expanded to 25 teams in the 1989-90 season.

Murray Greason

1952-53 AP Poll:

Weeks in Poll: 2

Highest Ranking: 12th

Final Ranking: 15th

1954-55 AP Poll:

Weeks in Poll: 2

Highest Ranking: 17th

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

1955-56 AP Poll:

Weeks in Poll: 4

Highest Ranking: 16th

Final Ranking: 16th

1956-57 AP Poll:

Weeks in Poll: 12

Highest Ranking: 10th

Final Ranking: 18th

Bones McKinney

1959-60 AP Poll

Weeks in Poll: 6

Highest Ranking: 8th

Final Ranking: 19th

1960-61 AP Poll

Weeks in Poll: 1

Highest Ranking: 19th

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

1961-62 AP Poll

Preseason: 3rd

Weeks in Poll: 1

Highest Ranking: 3rd

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

Jackie Murdock

Team not ranked in his one season of 1965-66.

Jack McCloskey

Team not ranked during his seasons as coach from 1966-67 to 1971-72.

Carl Tacy

1974-75 AP Poll

Preseason: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 1

Highest Ranking: 19th

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

1975-76 AP Poll

Preseason: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 3

Highest Ranking: 5th

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

1976-77 AP Poll

Preseason: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 16

Highest Ranking: 4th

Final Ranking: 9th

1977-78 AP Poll

Preseason: 17th

Weeks in Poll: 3

Highest Ranking: 14th

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

1980-81 AP Poll

Preseason: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 14

Highest Ranking: 3rd

Final Ranking: 11th

1981-82 Poll

Preseason: 13th

Weeks in Poll: 8

Highest Ranking: 13th

Final Ranking: 18th

1982-83 AP Poll

Preseason: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 1

Highest Ranking: 19th

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

1983-84 AP Poll

Preseason: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 14

Highest Ranking: 8th

Final Ranking: 19th

Bob Staak

Team not ranking during his seasons as coach from 1985-86 to 1988-89.

Dave Odom

1991-92 AP Poll

Preseason: 22nd

Weeks in Poll: 8

Highest Ranking: 19th

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

1992-93 AP Poll

Preseason: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 7

Highest Ranking: 9th

Final Ranking: 16th

1994-95 AP Poll

Preseason: 24th

Weeks in Poll: 18 (All Season)

Highest Ranking: 3rd

Final Ranking: 3rd

1995-96 AP Poll

Preseason: 11th

Weeks in Poll: 18 (All Season)

Highest Ranking: 6th

Final Ranking: 9th

1996-97 AP Poll

Preseason: 4th

Weeks in Poll: 18 (All Season) (Never Dropped out of Top 10!)

Highest Ranking: 2nd

Final Ranking: 9th

1997-98 AP Poll

Preseason Ranking: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 3

Highest Ranking: 23rd

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

1999-2000 AP Poll

Preseason: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 4

Highest Ranking: 18th

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

2000-01 AP Poll

Preseason: 20th

Weeks in Poll: 19 (All Season)

Highest Ranking: 4th

Final Ranking: 23rd

Skip Prosser

2001-02 AP Poll

Preseason: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 14

Highest Ranking: 14th

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

2001-02 KenPom

Final Ranking: 30th

2002-03 AP Poll

Preseason: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 14

Highest Ranking: 8th

Final Ranking: 8th

2002-03 KenPom

Final Ranking: 21st

2003-04 AP Poll

Preseason: 20th

Weeks in Poll: 19 (All Season)

Highest Ranking: 4th

Final Ranking: 17th

2003-04 KenPom

Final Ranking: 15th

2004-05 AP Poll

Preseason: 2nd

Weeks in Poll: 19 (All Season) (Never Dropped out of Top 10!)

Highest Ranking: 1st! (First Time in School History)

Final Ranking: 5th

2004-05 KenPom

Final Ranking: 8th

2005-06 AP Poll

Preseason: 18th

Weeks in Poll: 9

Highest Ranking: 16th

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

2005-06 KenPom

Final Ranking: 80th

2006-07 KenPom

Final Ranking: 102nd

Dino Gaudio

2007-08 KenPom

Final Ranking: 73rd

2008-09 AP Poll

Preseason: 21st

Weeks in Poll: 19 (All Season)

Highest Ranking: 1st! (2nd Time in School History)

Final Ranking: 12th

2008-09 KenPom

Final Ranking: 24th

2009-10 AP Poll

Preseason: Not Ranked

Weeks in Poll: 1

Highest Ranking: 23rd

Final Ranking: Not Ranked

2009-10 KenPom

Final Ranking: 58th

Jeff Bzdelik

Team not ranked during his seasons as coach from 2010-11 to 2013-14.

2010-11 KenPom

Final Ranking: 259th

2011-12 KenPom

Final Ranking: 211th

2012-13 KenPom

Final Ranking: 137th

2013-14 KenPom

Final Ranking: 117th

Danny Manning

Team not ranked during his seasons as coach from 2014-15 to present.

2014-15 KenPom

Final Ranking: 120th

2015-16 KenPom

Final Ranking: 118th

2016-17 KenPom

Final Ranking: 36th

2017-18 KenPom

Final Ranking: 89th

2018-19 KenPom

Ranking through last regular season game: 165th

Highest Preseason Ranking by Coach

Murray Greason: Not Applicable, as Preseason Rankings were not started until after his time as coach

Bones McKinney: 3rd

Jack Murdock: Not Ranked

Jack McCloskey: Not Ranked

Carl Tacy: 13th

Bob Staak: Not Ranked

Dave Odom: 4th

Skip Prosser: 2nd

Dino Gaudio: 21st

Jeff Bzdelik: Not Ranked

Danny Manning: Not Ranked

Highest Ranking by Coach

Murray Greason: 10th

Bones McKinney: 3rd

Jack Murdock: Not Ranked

Jack McCloskey: Not Ranked

Carl Tacy: 3rd

Bob Staak: Not Ranked

Dave Odom: 2nd

Skip Prosser: 1st! (First ever #1 ranking, achieved twice total in school history)

Dino Gaudio: 1st! (Second ever #1 ranking, achieved twice total in school history)

Jeff Bzdelik: Not Ranked

Danny Manning: Not Ranked

Total Weeks in AP Poll by Coach:

Murray Greason: 18

Bones McKinney: 8

Jack Murdock: 0

Jack McCloskey: 0

Carl Tacy: 60

Bob Staak: 0

Dave Odom: 85

Skip Prosser: 75

Dino Gaudio: 20

Jeff Bzdelik: 0

Danny Manning: 0

Highest Final AP Poll Ranking by Coach

Murray Greason: 15th

Bones McKinney: 19th

Jack Murdock: Not Ranked

Jack McCloskey: Not Ranked

Carl Tacy: 9th

Bob Staak: Not Ranked

Dave Odom: 3rd

Skip Prosser: 5th

Dino Gaudio: 12th

Jeff Bzdelik: Not Ranked

Danny Manning: Not Ranked

Highest Final KenPom Ranking by Coach

Skip Prosser: 8th

Dino Gaudio: 24th

Jeff Bzdelik: 117th

Danny Manning: 36th

Average Final KenPom Ranking by Coach

Skip Prosser: 43rd

Dino Gaudio: 52nd

Jeff Bzdelik: 181st

Danny Manning: 106th*

*Does not include conference tournament game in 2019