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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (53)3-01,5641
2Kansas (7)3-01,5102
3Virginia (2)3-01,2994
4North Carolina4-01,2467
5Gonzaga3-01,4373
6Tennessee (1)3-01,2815
7Michigan State3-193711
8Kentucky3-198010
9Nevada3-01,2536
10Auburn3-01,1239
11Kansas State4-088912
12Virginia Tech4-084916
13Michigan5-01,02118
14Iowa4-0354-
15UCLA3-043020
16Florida State2-079414
17Oregon3-132513
18Mississippi State3-061917
19Clemson3-046219
20LSU4-035822
21TCU3-038821
22Purdue4-119923
23Ohio State4-0222-
24Wisconsin3-0150-
25Indiana3-174-

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.