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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Scott Mansch

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (53)3-01,5641
2Kansas (7)3-01,5102
3Gonzaga3-01,4373
4North Carolina4-01,2467
5Tennessee (1)3-01,2815
6Virginia (2)3-01,2994
7Auburn3-01,1239
8Kentucky3-198010
9Michigan State3-193711
10Kansas State4-088912
11Nevada3-01,2536
12Michigan5-01,02118
13Virginia Tech4-084916
14Mississippi State3-061917
15Clemson3-046219
16UCLA3-043020
17TCU3-038821
18LSU4-035822
19Florida State2-079414
20Wisconsin3-0150-
21Nebraska3-098-
22Iowa4-0354-
23Oregon3-132513
24Loyola Marymount5-02-
25Indiana3-174-

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.