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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Duke (53)
Record: 3-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,564
2
Kansas (7)
Record: 3-0
2
1,510
3
Record: 3-0
3
1,437
4
Record: 3-0
4
1,299
5
Record: 3-0
5
1,281
6
Record: 3-0
6
1,253
7
Record: 4-0
7
1,246
8
Record: 3-0
9
1,123
9
Record: 5-0
18
1,021
10
Record: 3-1
10
980
11
Record: 3-1
11
937
12
Record: 4-0
12
889
13
Record: 4-0
16
849
14
Record: 2-0
14
794
15
Record: 3-0
17
619
16
Record: 3-0
19
462
17
Record: 3-0
20
430
18
Record: 3-0
21
388
19
Record: 4-0
22
358
20
Record: 4-0
-
354
21
Record: 3-1
13
325
22
25
240
23
Record: 4-0
-
222
24
Record: 4-1
23
199
25
Record: 3-0
-
150

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.