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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 14-1
PV Rank
2
Points
1,600
2
Duke (21)
Record: 13-1
4
1,556
3
Record: 13-1
1
1,444
4
Record: 12-1
3
1,336
5
Record: 14-1
6
1,325
6
Record: 12-1
7
1,304
7
Record: 11-1
12
1,160
8
Record: 12-1
9
1,048
9
8
1,026
10
Record: 11-2
11
963
11
Record: 11-2
5
894
12
Record: 12-2
13
890
13
Record: 13-2
14
883
14
Record: 11-3
17
832
15
Record: 12-1
15
782
16
Record: 12-1
10
760
17
Record: 11-2
16
742
18
Record: 12-1
22
483
19
Record: 12-3
20
410
19
21
410
21
Record: 13-2
23
353
22
Record: 11-2
-
254
23
Record: 9-3
19
198
24
Record: 11-2
24
119
25
Record: 12-1
-
104

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.