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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Dave Preston

WTOP

As Voted by Dave Preston

WTOP
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Virginia (6)15-01,4734
2Michigan (9)17-01,4972
3Duke (36)14-11,5581
4Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
5Michigan State15-21,2926
6Gonzaga16-21,3155
7Virginia Tech14-11,0919
8Nevada16-11,01510
9Kansas14-21,1887
10Texas Tech15-11,1578
11Florida State13-391813
12Buffalo15-162519
13Auburn12-366911
14Kentucky12-379018
15North Carolina12-467812
16North Carolina State14-258615
17Houston16-138717
18Maryland14-3412-
19Marquette14-366821
20Villanova13-4300-
21Iowa14-3172-
22Oklahoma13-339423
23Mississippi State12-315414
24Indiana12-411622
25Arizona13-48-

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.