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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Luke DeCock

The News & Observer

As Voted by Luke DeCock

The News & Observer
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (19)6-01,5392
2Gonzaga (43)8-01,5781
3Duke (1)7-11,4633
4Michigan8-01,3397
5Nevada8-01,3005
6Virginia (1)7-01,3674
7Tennessee6-11,2386
8Auburn6-11,1548
9Texas Tech7-078320
10Kentucky7-11,07010
11North Carolina6-278211
12Michigan State6-29159
13Buffalo7-051521
14Florida State6-187115
15Virginia Tech6-167513
16Wisconsin7-180922
17Mississippi State6-124325
18Arizona State7-0384-
19Kansas State6-162912
20Furman8-0101-
21Villanova6-235623
22Nebraska7-1176-
23Iowa State6-146-
24Ohio State7-138516
25Oklahoma6-11-

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.