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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Damien Sordelett

The News & Advance

As Voted by Damien Sordelett

The News & Advance
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (11)15-21,5201
2Virginia (3)16-11,4514
3Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
4Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
5Michigan17-11,3632
6Gonzaga18-21,3745
7Kentucky14-31,08712
8Nevada18-11,14310
9Houston18-154421
10Virginia Tech15-21,0079
11Kansas15-31,0607
12Texas Tech15-37438
13North Carolina14-489513
14Buffalo17-174316
15Mississippi State14-326624
16Auburn13-462714
17Marquette16-386115
18Maryland16-375119
19Iowa16-333223
20Iowa State14-4156-
21Villanova14-445022
22LSU14-3154-
23North Carolina State15-328217
24Mississippi14-329118
25Florida State13-513911

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.