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The AP Top 25 Poll

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James Crepea

The Oregonian

As Voted by James Crepea

The Oregonian
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (36)14-11,5581
2Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
3Michigan (9)17-01,4972
4Michigan State15-21,2926
5Virginia (6)15-01,4734
6Kansas14-21,1887
7Gonzaga16-21,3155
8Texas Tech15-11,1578
9North Carolina12-467812
10Virginia Tech14-11,0919
11Houston16-138717
12Indiana12-411622
13Florida State13-391813
14Buffalo15-162519
15Kentucky12-379018
16Auburn12-366911
17Nevada16-11,01510
18Ohio State12-43416
19Wisconsin11-531-
20Oklahoma13-339423
21Seton Hall12-56-
22Marquette14-366821
23Mississippi13-2501-
24Villanova13-4300-
25Iowa14-3172-

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.