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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Kansas (56)
Record: 9-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,586
2
Duke (5)
Record: 9-1
2
1,488
3
Record: 8-1
3
1,464
4
Record: 11-0
5
1,442
5
Record: 9-0
6
1,400
6
Record: 11-0
7
1,319
7
Record: 9-1
8
1,156
8
Record: 9-2
4
1,147
9
Record: 8-2
12
1,126
10
Record: 9-2
9
1,070
11
Record: 8-1
10
949
12
Record: 10-0
11
912
13
Record: 9-1
13
838
14
14
684
15
Record: 9-1
15
647
16
Record: 9-2
16
619
17
Record: 9-1
18
529
18
Record: 8-1
20
415
19
Record: 8-2
19
377
20
Record: 8-2
21
350
21
24
266
22
Record: 9-2
25
226
23
Record: 8-2
22
224
24
Record: 12-0
23
208
25
Record: 9-2
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156

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.