NCAA Men's Basketball

The AP Top 25 Poll

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James Crepea

The Oregonian

As Voted by James Crepea

The Oregonian
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (48)2-01,6064
2Kansas (14)1-01,5711
3Villanova2-01,1399
4Gonzaga2-01,4783
5Auburn2-01,13211
6Florida State2-073117
7Michigan State1-191910
8North Carolina2-01,2608
9Nevada2-01,2777
10Virginia (2)2-01,3265
11Tennessee (1)2-01,3066
12Clemson2-035022
13Oregon2-073914
14Kentucky1-11,0542
15Syracuse2-067316
16Michigan2-048619
17UCLA2-034021
18Buffalo2-0154-
19Purdue2-021824
20Miami (FL)1-016-
21Kansas State1-089212
22TCU2-032320
23Wisconsin1-032-
24Florida1-19-
25West Virginia0-114513

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.