Lakeway (Bowling Green Times)

The AP Top 25 Poll

You are here

(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 16-1
PV Rank
3
Points
1,575
2
Duke (11)
Record: 15-2
1
1,520
3
Record: 16-1
4
1,451
4
Record: 18-2
5
1,374
5
Record: 17-1
2
1,363
6
Record: 16-2
6
1,355
7
Record: 18-1
10
1,143
8
Record: 14-3
12
1,087
9
Record: 15-3
7
1,060
10
Record: 15-2
9
1,007
11
Record: 14-4
13
895
12
Record: 16-3
15
861
13
Record: 16-3
19
751
14
Record: 15-3
8
743
14
16
743
16
Record: 13-4
14
627
17
21
544
18
Record: 14-4
22
450
19
Record: 16-3
23
332
20
Record: 14-3
18
291
21
Record: 15-3
17
282
22
Record: 14-3
24
266
23
Record: 13-5
-
230
24
Record: 14-4
-
156
25
Record: 14-3
-
154

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.