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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Luke DeCock

The News & Observer

As Voted by Luke DeCock

The News & Observer
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (56)9-01,5861
2Duke (5)9-11,4882
3Michigan (1)11-01,4425
4Nevada11-01,3197
5Virginia (1)9-01,4006
6Tennessee (2)8-11,4643
7Auburn9-11,1568
8Texas Tech10-091211
9Michigan State9-21,0709
10North Carolina8-21,12612
11Gonzaga9-21,1474
12Buffalo10-068414
13Florida State8-194910
14Virginia Tech9-183813
15Mississippi State9-152918
16Ohio State9-164715
17Furman12-020823
18Wisconsin9-261916
19Oklahoma9-1115-
20Arizona State8-141520
21Indiana9-222625
22Houston10-026624
23Marquette8-235021
24Kentucky8-237719
25North Carolina State9-138-

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.