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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Michigan (9)17-01,4972
2Duke (36)14-11,5581
3Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
4Virginia (6)15-01,4734
5Gonzaga16-21,3155
6Kansas14-21,1887
7Michigan State15-21,2926
8Florida State13-391813
9Virginia Tech14-11,0919
10Texas Tech15-11,1578
11Nevada16-11,01510
12Kentucky12-379018
13North Carolina12-467812
14Marquette14-366821
15Mississippi13-2501-
16Buffalo15-162519
17North Carolina State14-258615
18Auburn12-366911
19Iowa14-3172-
20Villanova13-4300-
21Maryland14-3412-
22Oklahoma13-339423
23Mississippi State12-315414
24Indiana12-411622
25Minnesota13-33-

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.