Lakeway (Citizen Tribune)

The AP Top 25 Poll

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Marcus Fuller

Minneapolis Star Tribune

As Voted by Marcus Fuller

Minneapolis Star Tribune
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (14)1-01,5711
2Duke (48)2-01,6064
3Gonzaga2-01,4783
4Virginia (2)2-01,3265
5Tennessee (1)2-01,3066
6Auburn2-01,13211
7North Carolina2-01,2608
8Kentucky1-11,0542
9Nevada2-01,2777
10Villanova2-01,1399
11Kansas State1-089212
12Michigan State1-191910
13Oregon2-073914
14Florida State2-073117
15Mississippi State2-054918
16Syracuse2-067316
17Virginia Tech1-066415
18Michigan2-048619
19Clemson2-035022
20LSU2-024823
21UCLA2-034021
22TCU2-032320
23Indiana2-0131-
24Purdue2-021824
25Vanderbilt2-04-

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.