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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Zach Osterman

As Voted by Zach Osterman

(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (36)14-11,5581
2Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
3Virginia (6)15-01,4734
4Michigan (9)17-01,4972
5Michigan State15-21,2926
6Gonzaga16-21,3155
7Texas Tech15-11,1578
8Virginia Tech14-11,0919
9Kansas14-21,1887
10Nevada16-11,01510
11Florida State13-391813
12North Carolina12-467812
13Auburn12-366911
14Mississippi State12-315414
15North Carolina State14-258615
16Oklahoma13-339423
17Kentucky12-379018
18Marquette14-366821
19Maryland14-3412-
20Buffalo15-162519
21Indiana12-411622
22Houston16-138717
23Villanova13-4300-
24Mississippi13-2501-
25Iowa14-3172-

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.