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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Scott Richey

The News-Gazette

As Voted by Scott Richey

The News-Gazette
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (11)15-21,5201
2Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
3Virginia (3)16-11,4514
4Michigan17-11,3632
5Gonzaga18-21,3745
6Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
7Nevada18-11,14310
8Virginia Tech15-21,0079
9Marquette16-386115
10Kansas15-31,0607
11Texas Tech15-37438
12Houston18-154421
13North Carolina14-489513
14Kentucky14-31,08712
15Maryland16-375119
16Mississippi State14-326624
17Iowa16-333223
18Buffalo17-174316
19Louisville13-5230-
20Villanova14-445022
21Mississippi14-329118
22Auburn13-462714
23North Carolina State15-328217
24Kansas State14-491-
25Iowa State14-4156-

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.