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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Scott Mansch

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (36)14-11,5581
2Virginia (6)15-01,4734
3Michigan (9)17-01,4972
4Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
5Michigan State15-21,2926
6Gonzaga16-21,3155
7Virginia Tech14-11,0919
8Kansas14-21,1887
9Nevada16-11,01510
10North Carolina State14-258615
11Florida State13-391813
12Kentucky12-379018
13Texas Tech15-11,1578
14Marquette14-366821
15Buffalo15-162519
16Maryland14-3412-
17Auburn12-366911
18North Carolina12-467812
19Oklahoma13-339423
20Villanova13-4300-
21Mississippi State12-315414
22Iowa14-3172-
23Ohio State12-43416
24Minnesota13-33-
25Indiana12-411622

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.