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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Tom Bragg

Charleston Gazette-Mail

As Voted by Tom Bragg

Charleston Gazette-Mail
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (36)14-11,5581
2Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
3Michigan (9)17-01,4972
4Virginia (6)15-01,4734
5Gonzaga16-21,3155
6Kansas14-21,1887
7Michigan State15-21,2926
8Texas Tech15-11,1578
9Nevada16-11,01510
10Virginia Tech14-11,0919
11Florida State13-391813
12Kentucky12-379018
13North Carolina12-467812
14Auburn12-366911
15Buffalo15-162519
16Oklahoma13-339423
17Marquette14-366821
18Iowa14-3172-
19North Carolina State14-258615
20Indiana12-411622
21Houston16-138717
22Villanova13-4300-
23Mississippi State12-315414
24Ohio State12-43416
25Nebraska12-436-

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.