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The AP Top 25 Poll

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James Crepea

The Oregonian

As Voted by James Crepea

The Oregonian
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (11)15-21,5201
2Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
3Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
4Virginia (3)16-11,4514
5Michigan17-11,3632
6Gonzaga18-21,3745
7Houston18-154421
8Kansas15-31,0607
9North Carolina14-489513
10Kentucky14-31,08712
11Virginia Tech15-21,0079
12Texas Tech15-37438
13Buffalo17-174316
14Wisconsin12-664-
15Nevada18-11,14310
16Marquette16-386115
17Iowa State14-4156-
18LSU14-3154-
19Mississippi14-329118
20Auburn13-462714
21Villanova14-445022
22Purdue12-6111-
23Iowa16-333223
24Louisville13-5230-
25Oklahoma13-51620

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.