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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Jon Rothstein

CBS Sports

As Voted by Jon Rothstein

CBS Sports
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Virginia (6)15-01,4734
2Michigan (9)17-01,4972
3Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
4Duke (36)14-11,5581
5Michigan State15-21,2926
6Gonzaga16-21,3155
7Kansas14-21,1887
8Texas Tech15-11,1578
9Virginia Tech14-11,0919
10Kentucky12-379018
11Florida State13-391813
12Nevada16-11,01510
13Marquette14-366821
14Houston16-138717
15Buffalo15-162519
16Mississippi13-2501-
17Auburn12-366911
18Maryland14-3412-
19Oklahoma13-339423
20Louisville11-5112-
21North Carolina12-467812
22North Carolina State14-258615
23Indiana12-411622
24Villanova13-4300-
25TCU12-31225

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.