Lakeway (Bowling Green Times)

The AP Top 25 Poll

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James Crepea

The Oregonian

As Voted by James Crepea

The Oregonian
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Gonzaga (43)8-01,5781
2Kansas (19)6-01,5392
3Duke (1)7-11,4633
4Michigan8-01,3397
5Virginia (1)7-01,3674
6Nevada8-01,3005
7Tennessee6-11,2386
8Auburn6-11,1548
9Florida State6-187115
10Wisconsin7-180922
11Michigan State6-29159
12North Carolina6-278211
13Iowa6-141714
14Kentucky7-11,07010
15Arizona State7-0384-
16Virginia Tech6-167513
17Ohio State7-138516
18Texas Tech7-078320
19Buffalo7-051521
20Creighton6-242-
21Villanova6-235623
22Houston6-030-
23Kansas State6-162912
24Mississippi State6-124325
25Furman8-0101-

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.