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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 26-2
PV Rank
1
Points
1,608
2
Record: 28-3
2
1,571
3
Record: 25-4
4
1,422
4
Record: 25-4
3
1,416
5
Record: 24-5
5
1,362
6
Record: 23-6
8
1,272
7
Record: 27-4
6
1,231
8
Record: 26-5
9
1,178
9
Record: 22-7
10
1,140
10
11
1,013
11
13
945
12
Record: 22-7
6
887
13
Record: 24-7
16
791
14
Record: 24-5
12
781
15
Record: 24-7
17
753
16
Record: 21-7
19
564
17
Record: 23-4
18
558
18
Record: 21-7
15
499
19
Record: 22-7
14
450
20
Record: 21-8
21
429
21
Record: 25-5
20
386
22
Record: 27-4
22
318
23
Record: 20-9
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174
24
Record: 23-5
24
144
25
23
45

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.