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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Graham Couch

Lansing State Journal

As Voted by Graham Couch

Lansing State Journal
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (2)8-11,4643
2Michigan (1)11-01,4425
3Gonzaga9-21,1474
4Nevada11-01,3197
5Auburn9-11,1568
6Virginia (1)9-01,4006
7Buffalo10-068414
8Michigan State9-21,0709
9North Carolina8-21,12612
10Wisconsin9-261916
11Florida State8-194910
12Ohio State9-164715
13Nebraska9-2156-
14Virginia Tech9-183813
15Iowa8-222422
16Arizona State8-141520
17Villanova8-45217
18Mississippi State9-152918
19Maryland9-2103-
20Houston10-026624
21Cincinnati9-27-
22Furman12-020823
23Marquette8-235021
24San Francisco10-12-
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.