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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Carlos Silva

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

As Voted by Carlos Silva

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (57)8-01,5832
2Virginia (1)9-01,3844
3Duke (4)9-11,4543
4Nevada10-01,2836
5Tennessee (1)7-11,4217
6Michigan (1)10-01,3985
7Auburn8-11,1518
8Gonzaga (1)9-11,4121
9Michigan State8-21,06610
10Florida State8-199111
11Kentucky7-23859
12Wisconsin8-259912
13Buffalo9-066417
14North Carolina7-289014
15Texas Tech8-091413
16Virginia Tech8-183315
17Ohio State8-162119
18Furman10-018925
19Arizona State7-135120
20Mississippi State8-144122
21St. John's9-057-
22Villanova8-253221
23Houston8-0173-
24Marquette8-2281-
25Iowa7-220818

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.