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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Duke (37)
Record: 12-1
PV Rank
1
Points
1,535
2
Record: 15-0
2
1,499
3
Record: 12-1
3
1,481
4
Record: 13-0
4
1,471
5
Record: 14-2
7
1,319
6
Record: 13-2
8
1,291
7
Record: 12-2
5
1,159
8
Record: 13-1
11
1,109
9
Record: 13-1
10
1,093
10
Record: 14-1
6
920
11
Record: 11-2
12
919
12
Record: 11-3
15
889
13
Record: 12-2
9
879
14
Record: 12-1
17
683
15
Record: 13-1
18
674
16
Record: 12-2
14
620
17
19
565
18
Record: 10-3
13
520
19
20
434
20
Record: 12-2
-
344
21
Record: 12-3
16
340
22
Record: 12-3
21
245
23
Record: 12-2
23
243
24
Record: 14-1
-
221
25
Record: 12-1
-
99

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.