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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Marcus Fuller

Minneapolis Star Tribune

As Voted by Marcus Fuller

Minneapolis Star Tribune
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (57)8-01,5832
2Virginia (1)9-01,3844
3Michigan (1)10-01,3985
4Duke (4)9-11,4543
5Tennessee (1)7-11,4217
6Gonzaga (1)9-11,4121
7Nevada10-01,2836
8Auburn8-11,1518
9Florida State8-199111
10Michigan State8-21,06610
11North Carolina7-289014
12Texas Tech8-091413
13Kentucky7-23859
14Villanova8-253221
15Wisconsin8-259912
16Mississippi State8-144122
17Virginia Tech8-183315
18Iowa7-220818
19Buffalo9-066417
20Kansas State6-211816
21Marquette8-2281-
22Ohio State8-162119
23Arizona State7-135120
24Houston8-0173-
25Furman10-018925

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.