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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Marcus Fuller

Minneapolis Star Tribune

As Voted by Marcus Fuller

Minneapolis Star Tribune
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (19)6-01,5392
2Gonzaga (43)8-01,5781
3Virginia (1)7-01,3674
4Duke (1)7-11,4633
5Michigan8-01,3397
6Nevada8-01,3005
7Tennessee6-11,2386
8Auburn6-11,1548
9Kentucky7-11,07010
10Florida State6-187115
11Wisconsin7-180922
12North Carolina6-278211
13Michigan State6-29159
14Texas Tech7-078320
15Kansas State6-162912
16Villanova6-235623
17Iowa6-141714
18Mississippi State6-124325
19Virginia Tech6-167513
20Buffalo7-051521
21Arizona State7-0384-
22Nebraska7-1176-
23Marquette6-247-
24Louisville5-211-
25Houston6-030-

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.