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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Duke (35)
Record: 11-1
PV Rank
1
Points
1,530
2
Record: 13-0
2
1,478
3
Record: 11-1
3
1,469
4
Record: 11-0
4
1,428
5
Kansas (4)
Record: 11-1
5
1,378
6
Record: 13-0
6
1,317
7
Record: 12-2
7
1,200
8
Record: 11-2
8
1,146
9
Record: 11-1
9
1,063
10
Record: 11-1
10
934
11
Record: 11-1
11
893
12
Record: 11-2
12
820
13
Record: 10-2
16
799
14
Record: 12-1
13
769
15
Record: 9-3
14
744
16
Record: 11-2
18
595
17
Record: 12-1
19
572
18
Record: 12-1
20
424
19
22
368
20
21
353
21
Record: 11-2
23
330
22
Record: 10-3
15
250
23
Record: 11-1
25
244
24
Record: 11-2
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204
25
Record: 11-2
24
182

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.