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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Jon Nyatawa

As Voted by Jon Nyatawa

(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Michigan (9)17-01,4972
2Virginia (6)15-01,4734
3Duke (36)14-11,5581
4Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
5Gonzaga16-21,3155
6Kansas14-21,1887
7Michigan State15-21,2926
8Texas Tech15-11,1578
9Nevada16-11,01510
10Virginia Tech14-11,0919
11Florida State13-391813
12North Carolina12-467812
13Marquette14-366821
14Maryland14-3412-
15Kentucky12-379018
16Buffalo15-162519
17Mississippi13-2501-
18Houston16-138717
19Villanova13-4300-
20North Carolina State14-258615
21Indiana12-411622
22Oklahoma13-339423
23Iowa14-3172-
24Ohio State12-43416
25Auburn12-366911

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.