NCAA Men's Basketball

The AP Top 25 Poll

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Chris Murray

As Voted by Chris Murray

(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Virginia (3)16-11,4514
2Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
3Duke (11)15-21,5201
4Michigan17-11,3632
5Gonzaga18-21,3745
6Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
7Houston18-154421
8Nevada18-11,14310
9Kansas15-31,0607
10Virginia Tech15-21,0079
11Texas Tech15-37438
12Kentucky14-31,08712
13Buffalo17-174316
14Marquette16-386115
15Maryland16-375119
16North Carolina14-489513
17Villanova14-445022
18LSU14-3154-
19Mississippi14-329118
20Mississippi State14-326624
21Iowa State14-4156-
22North Carolina State15-328217
23Auburn13-462714
24Wisconsin12-664-
25Louisville13-5230-

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.