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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Jesse Newell

Kansas City Star

As Voted by Jesse Newell

Kansas City Star
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (1)7-11,4633
2Virginia (1)7-01,3674
3Gonzaga (43)8-01,5781
4Kansas (19)6-01,5392
5Michigan8-01,3397
6Auburn6-11,1548
7Nevada8-01,3005
8Michigan State6-29159
9North Carolina6-278211
10Virginia Tech6-167513
11Wisconsin7-180922
12Tennessee6-11,2386
13Texas Tech7-078320
14Florida State6-187115
15Iowa State6-146-
16Nebraska7-1176-
17Kentucky7-11,07010
18Purdue5-310019
19Villanova6-235623
20Ohio State7-138516
21Mississippi State6-124325
22Kansas State6-162912
23Syracuse5-262-
24Florida4-32-
25North Carolina State7-114-

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.