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Dave Borges

New Haven (Conn.) Register
David Borges

David Borges has been the UConn men's basketball beat writer for the New Haven Register since 2007. Prior to that, he was the Boston Red Sox beat writer for the Journal Register Co.'s New England cluster. He has also previously covered the Providence College men's basketball team.

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As Voted by Dave Borges

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (56)9-01,5861
2Michigan (1)11-01,4425
3Virginia (1)9-01,4006
4Duke (5)9-11,4882
5Nevada11-01,3197
6Tennessee (2)8-11,4643
7North Carolina8-21,12612
8Gonzaga9-21,1474
9Florida State8-194910
10Auburn9-11,1568
11Michigan State9-21,0709
12Virginia Tech9-183813
13Buffalo10-068414
14Marquette8-235021
15Wisconsin9-261916
16Kentucky8-237719
17Ohio State9-164715
18St. John's10-059-
19Texas Tech10-091211
20Arizona State8-141520
21Iowa8-222422
22Indiana9-222625
23Houston10-026624
24Furman12-020823
25Oklahoma9-1115-

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.