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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 10-0
PV Rank
4
Points
1,598
2
Record: 9-1
3
1,561
3
6
1,402
4
Record: 11-1
1
1,362
5
Record: 9-0
16
1,316
6
Record: 8-0
10
1,272
7
Record: 9-1
11
1,237
8
Record: 8-1
8
1,227
9
Record: 8-1
7
1,072
10
Record: 9-1
13
1,044
11
Record: 9-1
18
972
12
Record: 8-2
12
805
13
Record: 7-2
2
760
14
Record: 10-0
20
718
15
Record: 8-1
19
704
16
Record: 8-1
15
690
17
Record: 10-2
21
568
18
Record: 8-2
9
564
19
Record: 9-0
-
452
20
Record: 7-1
24
342
21
Record: 7-2
23
281
22
Record: 6-3
5
261
23
Record: 7-3
-
252
24
Record: 7-1
-
191
25
17
145

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.