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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Brant Wilkerson-New

The News & Record

As Voted by Brant Wilkerson-New

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (5)9-11,4882
2Kansas (56)9-01,5861
3Virginia (1)9-01,4006
4Michigan (1)11-01,4425
5Tennessee (2)8-11,4643
6Nevada11-01,3197
7North Carolina8-21,12612
8Gonzaga9-21,1474
9Auburn9-11,1568
10Florida State8-194910
11Michigan State9-21,0709
12Kentucky8-237719
13Virginia Tech9-183813
14Texas Tech10-091211
15Buffalo10-068414
16Ohio State9-164715
17Kansas State7-29025
18Arizona State8-141520
19Wisconsin9-261916
20Mississippi State9-152918
21Furman12-020823
22Houston10-026624
23Iowa8-222422
24Marquette8-235021
25Oklahoma9-1115-

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.