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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Graham Couch

Lansing State Journal

As Voted by Graham Couch

Lansing State Journal
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (53)3-01,5641
2Gonzaga3-01,4373
3Kansas (7)3-01,5102
4Nevada3-01,2536
5Florida State2-079414
6Auburn3-01,1239
7Buffalo3-024025
8Michigan5-01,02118
9Virginia (2)3-01,2994
10Tennessee (1)3-01,2815
11Michigan State3-193711
12North Carolina4-01,2467
13Kentucky3-198010
14Kansas State4-088912
15Virginia Tech4-084916
16Iowa4-0354-
17Nebraska3-098-
18Oregon3-132513
19Ohio State4-0222-
20Indiana3-174-
21UCLA3-043020
22Purdue4-119923
23Mississippi State3-061917
24Texas4-023-
25Arkansas2-11-

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.