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John Bohnenkamp

The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa

John Bohnenkamp has been at The Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa) since 1991. He's covered college basketball full-time since 1993 _ main beats being University of Iowa and Western Illinois University men's and  women's basketball _ and has been sports editor since 1999.

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As Voted by John Bohnenkamp

The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa
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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (36)14-11,5581
2Virginia (6)15-01,4734
3Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
4Michigan (9)17-01,4972
5Gonzaga16-21,3155
6Michigan State15-21,2926
7Texas Tech15-11,1578
8Kansas14-21,1887
9Virginia Tech14-11,0919
10Nevada16-11,01510
11Florida State13-391813
12North Carolina State14-258615
13Mississippi13-2501-
14Auburn12-366911
15North Carolina12-467812
16Kentucky12-379018
17Maryland14-3412-
18Marquette14-366821
19Oklahoma13-339423
20Buffalo15-162519
21Houston16-138717
22Villanova13-4300-
23Iowa14-3172-
24Louisville11-5112-
25Indiana12-411622

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.