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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Scott Gleeson

USA Today

As Voted by Scott Gleeson

USA Today
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (4)9-11,4543
2Virginia (1)9-01,3844
3Gonzaga (1)9-11,4121
4Kansas (57)8-01,5832
5Tennessee (1)7-11,4217
6Michigan (1)10-01,3985
7Nevada10-01,2836
8Auburn8-11,1518
9Florida State8-199111
10Michigan State8-21,06610
11Kentucky7-23859
12North Carolina7-289014
13Texas Tech8-091413
14Virginia Tech8-183315
15Ohio State8-162119
16Villanova8-253221
17Buffalo9-066417
18Wisconsin8-259912
19Indiana8-2118-
20Marquette8-2281-
21Arizona State7-135120
22Mississippi State8-144122
23Nebraska8-211524
24Maryland8-210523
25Furman10-018925

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.