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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Craig Meyer

As Voted by Craig Meyer

(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
2Duke (11)15-21,5201
3Virginia (3)16-11,4514
4Michigan17-11,3632
5Gonzaga18-21,3745
6Kansas15-31,0607
7Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
8Virginia Tech15-21,0079
9Nevada18-11,14310
10Marquette16-386115
11Texas Tech15-37438
12Kentucky14-31,08712
13Maryland16-375119
14North Carolina14-489513
15Houston18-154421
16Iowa16-333223
17Buffalo17-174316
18Mississippi State14-326624
19LSU14-3154-
20Mississippi14-329118
21Villanova14-445022
22North Carolina State15-328217
23Auburn13-462714
24Louisville13-5230-
25Kansas State14-491-

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.