NCAA Men's Basketball

The AP Top 25 Poll

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Jon Nyatawa

As Voted by Jon Nyatawa

(###) 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
6Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
7Maryland16-375119
8Kentucky14-31,08712
9North Carolina14-489513
10Kansas15-31,0607
11Marquette16-386115
12Texas Tech15-37438
13Buffalo17-174316
14Nevada18-11,14310
15Virginia Tech15-21,0079
16Houston18-154421
17Kansas State14-491-
18Villanova14-445022
19Florida State13-513911
20Iowa16-333223
21Iowa State14-4156-
22LSU14-3154-
23Mississippi14-329118
24Nebraska13-566-
25Auburn13-462714

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.