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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Kansas (37)
Record: 31-8
PV Rank
4
Points
1,581
2
Record: 26-11
18
1,529
3
Record: 32-5
8
1,461
4
Duke (4)
Record: 29-8
9
1,452
5
Record: 31-3
1
1,286
6
Record: 26-9
13
1,268
7
19
1,270
7
Record: 29-8
24
1,230
8
Record: 26-11
10
1,221
9
Record: 36-4
2
1,085
10
Record: 30-5
5
1,024
11
Record: 26-8
19
974
12
Record: 25-12
-
922
13
Record: 26-11
15
678
14
Record: 23-13
-
638
15
Record: 21-12
-
630
15
Record: 24-10
-
642
16
Record: 23-14
-
620
17
Record: 23-12
-
530
18
Record: 25-12
-
451
19
Record: 24-12
-
473
19
Record: 33-8
7
437
20
Record: 21-12
-
311
21
Record: 21-12
-
297
22
Record: 29-5
22
333

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.