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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Drew Hill

Commercial Appeal

As Voted by Drew Hill

Commercial Appeal
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (19)6-01,5392
2Gonzaga (43)8-01,5781
3Duke (1)7-11,4633
4Virginia (1)7-01,3674
5Michigan8-01,3397
6Tennessee6-11,2386
7Nevada8-01,3005
8Kentucky7-11,07010
9Auburn6-11,1548
10Texas Tech7-078320
11Michigan State6-29159
12North Carolina6-278211
13Virginia Tech6-167513
14Wisconsin7-180922
15Florida State6-187115
16Kansas State6-162912
17Maryland7-120424
18Ohio State7-138516
19Iowa6-141714
20Purdue5-310019
21Arizona State7-0384-
22Creighton6-242-
23Buffalo7-051521
24Nebraska7-1176-
25Mississippi State6-124325

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.