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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 31-3
PV Rank
2
Points
1,619
2
Record: 32-1
4
1,520
3
Record: 28-4
1
1,478
4
Record: 30-4
7
1,427
5
Record: 27-7
6
1,278
6
Record: 29-5
8
1,275
7
Record: 27-8
14
1,250
8
Record: 29-4
3
1,207
9
Record: 29-5
5
1,194
10
Record: 24-8
10
981
11
12
951
12
Record: 25-7
9
877
13
Record: 26-8
11
842
14
Record: 25-9
22
682
15
Record: 25-7
13
652
16
Record: 23-10
23
568
16
Record: 25-8
16
568
18
15
520
19
20
436
20
Record: 24-8
17
388
21
Record: 23-8
18
359
22
Record: 28-4
19
304
23
Record: 24-11
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252
24
Record: 22-10
21
238
25
Record: 25-9
24
151

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.