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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (56)9-01,5861
2Tennessee (2)8-11,4643
3Duke (5)9-11,4882
4Michigan (1)11-01,4425
5Auburn9-11,1568
6Nevada11-01,3197
7Virginia (1)9-01,4006
8North Carolina8-21,12612
9Gonzaga9-21,1474
10Michigan State9-21,0709
11Virginia Tech9-183813
12Florida State8-194910
13Texas Tech10-091211
14Ohio State9-164715
15Nebraska9-2156-
16Indiana9-222625
17Marquette8-235021
18Wisconsin9-261916
19Arizona State8-141520
20Maryland9-2103-
21Buffalo10-068414
22Mississippi State9-152918
23Louisville8-36-
24Oklahoma9-1115-
25Furman12-020823

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.