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Dave Borges

New Haven (Conn.) Register
David Borges

David Borges has been the UConn men's basketball beat writer for the New Haven Register since 2007. Prior to that, he was the Boston Red Sox beat writer for the Journal Register Co.'s New England cluster. He has also previously covered the Providence College men's basketball team.

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As Voted by Dave Borges

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (48)2-01,6064
2Kansas (14)1-01,5711
3Virginia (2)2-01,3265
4Gonzaga2-01,4783
5Nevada2-01,2777
6Kentucky1-11,0542
7Kansas State1-089212
8North Carolina2-01,2608
9Syracuse2-067316
10Auburn2-01,13211
11Tennessee (1)2-01,3066
12Villanova2-01,1399
13Michigan State1-191910
14Florida State2-073117
15Oregon2-073914
16Indiana2-0131-
17Purdue2-021824
18Notre Dame2-024-
19Michigan2-048619
20Virginia Tech1-066415
21LSU2-024823
22Wisconsin1-032-
23Buffalo2-0154-
24Clemson2-035022
25St. John's2-02-

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.