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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Carlos Silva

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

As Voted by Carlos Silva

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (36)14-11,5581
2Virginia (6)15-01,4734
3Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
4Michigan (9)17-01,4972
5Michigan State15-21,2926
6Gonzaga16-21,3155
7Virginia Tech14-11,0919
8Kansas14-21,1887
9Texas Tech15-11,1578
10Nevada16-11,01510
11Kentucky12-379018
12Auburn12-366911
13North Carolina12-467812
14Florida State13-391813
15Buffalo15-162519
16Marquette14-366821
17Iowa14-3172-
18Maryland14-3412-
19Houston16-138717
20Mississippi State12-315414
21Villanova13-4300-
22North Carolina State14-258615
23Louisville11-5112-
24Indiana12-411622
25Oklahoma13-339423

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.