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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 11-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,602
2
Record: 10-1
2
1,560
3
Record: 10-0
5
1,429
4
Record: 11-1
4
1,390
5
Record: 10-1
7
1,332
6
Record: 9-0
6
1,308
7
Record: 9-1
8
1,231
8
Record: 9-1
9
1,156
9
Record: 10-1
10
1,073
10
Record: 9-1
11
1,040
11
3
851
12
Record: 9-2
12
831
13
Record: 9-1
16
796
14
Record: 8-2
13
791
15
Record: 10-0
14
789
16
Record: 11-2
17
706
17
Record: 8-1
-
691
18
Record: 9-2
21
396
18
Record: 8-3
23
396
20
25
314
21
Record: 9-1
24
308
21
Record: 7-2
20
308
23
Record: 9-2
15
223
24
Record: 9-1
19
164
25
Record: 8-2
-
144

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.