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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Josh Vitale

Montgomery Advertiser

As Voted by Josh Vitale

Montgomery Advertiser
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
2Duke (11)15-21,5201
3Virginia (3)16-11,4514
4Gonzaga18-21,3745
5Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
6Michigan17-11,3632
7Virginia Tech15-21,0079
8Nevada18-11,14310
9Kentucky14-31,08712
10North Carolina14-489513
11Texas Tech15-37438
12Kansas15-31,0607
13Maryland16-375119
14Auburn13-462714
15Marquette16-386115
16Buffalo17-174316
17Houston18-154421
18Villanova14-445022
19Iowa16-333223
20LSU14-3154-
21North Carolina State15-328217
22Mississippi14-329118
23Louisville13-5230-
24Kansas State14-491-
25Murray State15-29-

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.