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The AP Top 25 Poll

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T.J. Werre

WJTV-Jackson

As Voted by T.J. Werre

WJTV-Jackson
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
2Virginia (3)16-11,4514
3Duke (11)15-21,5201
4Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
5Michigan17-11,3632
6Gonzaga18-21,3745
7Virginia Tech15-21,0079
8Nevada18-11,14310
9Kansas15-31,0607
10Kentucky14-31,08712
11Marquette16-386115
12Louisville13-5230-
13North Carolina14-489513
14Maryland16-375119
15Buffalo17-174316
16LSU14-3154-
17Mississippi14-329118
18Iowa State14-4156-
19Texas Tech15-37438
20Houston18-154421
21Villanova14-445022
22Iowa16-333223
23Mississippi State14-326624
24Auburn13-462714
25Murray State15-29-

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.