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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
2Duke (11)15-21,5201
3Virginia (3)16-11,4514
4Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
5Michigan17-11,3632
6Gonzaga18-21,3745
7Kentucky14-31,08712
8Nevada18-11,14310
9Virginia Tech15-21,0079
10Auburn13-462714
11Kansas15-31,0607
12Texas Tech15-37438
13Maryland16-375119
14Purdue12-6111-
15Wisconsin12-664-
16Iowa State14-4156-
17Marquette16-386115
18LSU14-3154-
19Kansas State14-491-
20Mississippi14-329118
21Houston18-154421
22Buffalo17-174316
23Louisville13-5230-
24North Carolina14-489513
25Villanova14-445022

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.