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Dave Borges

New Haven (Conn.) Register
David Borges

David Borges has been the UConn men's basketball beat writer for the New Haven Register since 2007. Prior to that, he was the Boston Red Sox beat writer for the Journal Register Co.'s New England cluster. He has also previously covered the Providence College men's basketball team.

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As Voted by Dave Borges

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (57)8-01,5832
2Michigan (1)10-01,3985
3Virginia (1)9-01,3844
4Duke (4)9-11,4543
5Nevada10-01,2836
6Tennessee (1)7-11,4217
7Gonzaga (1)9-11,4121
8Auburn8-11,1518
9Florida State8-199111
10Michigan State8-21,06610
11North Carolina7-289014
12Virginia Tech8-183315
13Buffalo9-066417
14Marquette8-2281-
15Wisconsin8-259912
16Kentucky7-23859
17Ohio State8-162119
18St. John's9-057-
19Syracuse7-2118-
20Arizona State7-135120
21Texas Tech8-091413
22Iowa7-220818
23Villanova8-253221
24Houston8-0173-
25Furman10-018925

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.