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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Duke (54)
Record: 4-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,613
2
Arizona (11)
Record: 3-0
3
1,527
3
Record: 3-0
4
1,504
4
Record: 2-1
2
1,390
5
Record: 3-0
5
1,345
6
6
1,321
7
Record: 3-0
8
1,117
8
Record: 3-1
7
1,104
9
Record: 2-0
9
1,079
10
Record: 3-0
10
1,055
11
Record: 3-0
11
918
12
12
893
13
Record: 3-0
13
857
14
Record: 4-0
14
754
15
Record: 3-0
15
750
16
Record: 2-0
16
618
17
Record: 3-0
17
540
18
Record: 4-0
19
527
19
Record: 2-0
18
466
20
Record: 4-0
22
370
21
Record: 4-0
21
344
22
Record: 3-0
25
206
23
Record: 2-1
24
191
23
Record: 3-0
23
191
25
Record: 3-0
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133

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.