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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Paul Klee

As Voted by Paul Klee

(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
2Gonzaga18-21,3745
3Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
4Duke (11)15-21,5201
5Virginia (3)16-11,4514
6Kansas15-31,0607
7Michigan17-11,3632
8Kentucky14-31,08712
9Virginia Tech15-21,0079
10Texas Tech15-37438
11Marquette16-386115
12Nevada18-11,14310
13Villanova14-445022
14Auburn13-462714
15North Carolina14-489513
16Buffalo17-174316
17Maryland16-375119
18Kansas State14-491-
19Houston18-154421
20Purdue12-6111-
21Iowa State14-4156-
22Nebraska13-566-
23Murray State15-29-
24Louisville13-5230-
25LSU14-3154-

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.