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The AP Top 25 Poll

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John Bednarowski

Marietta Daily Journal

As Voted by John Bednarowski

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