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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Marcus Fuller

Minneapolis Star Tribune

As Voted by Marcus Fuller

Minneapolis Star Tribune
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Virginia (6)15-01,4734
2Michigan (9)17-01,4972
3Duke (36)14-11,5581
4Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
5Michigan State15-21,2926
6Gonzaga16-21,3155
7Texas Tech15-11,1578
8Kansas14-21,1887
9Virginia Tech14-11,0919
10Nevada16-11,01510
11Mississippi13-2501-
12Florida State13-391813
13Auburn12-366911
14Kentucky12-379018
15Maryland14-3412-
16Marquette14-366821
17Buffalo15-162519
18Houston16-138717
19North Carolina12-467812
20Iowa14-3172-
21North Carolina State14-258615
22Villanova13-4300-
23Indiana12-411622
24Mississippi State12-315414
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.