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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Lauren Brownlow

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As Voted by Lauren Brownlow

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Virginia (6)15-01,4734
2Duke (36)14-11,5581
3Michigan (9)17-01,4972
4Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
5Gonzaga16-21,3155
6Michigan State15-21,2926
7Texas Tech15-11,1578
8Virginia Tech14-11,0919
9Nevada16-11,01510
10Kansas14-21,1887
11Auburn12-366911
12Kentucky12-379018
13North Carolina State14-258615
14Florida State13-391813
15Buffalo15-162519
16Marquette14-366821
17North Carolina12-467812
18Maryland14-3412-
19Mississippi13-2501-
20Oklahoma13-339423
21Villanova13-4300-
22Louisville11-5112-
23Houston16-138717
24Mississippi State12-315414
25Iowa14-3172-

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.