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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Brian McInnis

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

As Voted by Brian McInnis

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
2Duke (11)15-21,5201
3Virginia (3)16-11,4514
4Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
5Michigan17-11,3632
6Gonzaga18-21,3745
7Kentucky14-31,08712
8Nevada18-11,14310
9Maryland16-375119
10Marquette16-386115
11Kansas15-31,0607
12Auburn13-462714
13Virginia Tech15-21,0079
14North Carolina14-489513
15Texas Tech15-37438
16Buffalo17-174316
17Louisville13-5230-
18Villanova14-445022
19Houston18-154421
20Kansas State14-491-
21Iowa State14-4156-
22Wisconsin12-664-
23LSU14-3154-
24Murray State15-29-
25Iowa16-333223

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.