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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Brian Holland

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As Voted by Brian Holland

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Michigan (9)17-01,4972
2Duke (36)14-11,5581
3Virginia (6)15-01,4734
4Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
5Michigan State15-21,2926
6Kansas14-21,1887
7Gonzaga16-21,3155
8Texas Tech15-11,1578
9Nevada16-11,01510
10Florida State13-391813
11North Carolina12-467812
12Virginia Tech14-11,0919
13Auburn12-366911
14Kentucky12-379018
15Houston16-138717
16North Carolina State14-258615
17Mississippi State12-315414
18Oklahoma13-339423
19Buffalo15-162519
20Marquette14-366821
21Mississippi13-2501-
22Iowa State12-42020
23Villanova13-4300-
24Maryland14-3412-
25Cincinnati14-32-

Poll Methodology

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes noted in parentheses, are determined by a points system. A team receives 25 points for a first-place vote, 24 points for a second-place vote and so on through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking.

History of the Poll

The Associated Press college basketball poll started on Jan. 20, 1949. The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. 1 ranking. From the 1961-62 season through 1967-68 only 10 teams were ranked. It expanded again to 20 teams from 1968-69 through 1988-89. The Top 25 began the next season, and it has stayed at that number ever since. The AP's final poll is released after the field for the NCAA Tournament is selected.