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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Damien Sordelett

The News & Advance

As Voted by Damien Sordelett

The News & Advance
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (57)8-01,5832
2Virginia (1)9-01,3844
3Duke (4)9-11,4543
4Nevada10-01,2836
5Tennessee (1)7-11,4217
6Gonzaga (1)9-11,4121
7Michigan (1)10-01,3985
8Auburn8-11,1518
9Buffalo9-066417
10Virginia Tech8-183315
11Florida State8-199111
12Villanova8-253221
13Mississippi State8-144122
14Furman10-018925
15Michigan State8-21,06610
16Texas Tech8-091413
17Houston8-0173-
18Kentucky7-23859
19St. John's9-057-
20Arizona State7-135120
21Ohio State8-162119
22Kansas State6-211816
23Wisconsin8-259912
24North Carolina7-289014
25Syracuse7-2118-

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.