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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 28-2
PV Rank
1
Points
1,625
2
Record: 27-4
4
1,516
3
Record: 27-4
3
1,510
4
Record: 29-4
2
1,346
5
Record: 25-6
5
1,340
6
Record: 28-4
7
1,254
7
Record: 28-7
15
1,231
8
10
1,213
9
Record: 24-7
6
1,129
10
Record: 28-6
8
1,096
11
11
861
12
Record: 22-9
9
852
13
Record: 23-7
16
825
14
Record: 23-8
12
784
15
Record: 24-7
19
739
16
Record: 25-6
14
692
17
Record: 24-8
13
603
18
Record: 22-9
20
486
19
Record: 22-8
18
422
20
Record: 28-4
22
385
21
25
247
22
Record: 26-6
21
218
23
Record: 20-11
-
192
24
Record: 22-8
-
191
25
Record: 23-6
17
86

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.