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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Bob Holt

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, Ark.

Bob Holt has covered University of Arkansas athletics for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 1981.

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As Voted by Bob Holt

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, Ark.
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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (57)8-01,5832
2Tennessee (1)7-11,4217
3Gonzaga (1)9-11,4121
4Duke (4)9-11,4543
5Virginia (1)9-01,3844
6Nevada10-01,2836
7Michigan (1)10-01,3985
8Michigan State8-21,06610
9Auburn8-11,1518
10Texas Tech8-091413
11Florida State8-199111
12North Carolina7-289014
13Virginia Tech8-183315
14Ohio State8-162119
15Wisconsin8-259912
16Mississippi State8-144122
17Buffalo9-066417
18Marquette8-2281-
19Villanova8-253221
20Iowa7-220818
21Purdue6-440-
22Houston8-0173-
23Oklahoma8-182-
24Maryland8-210523
25Arizona State7-135120

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.