NCAA Men's Basketball

The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Duke (58)
Record: 25-11
PV Rank
19
Points
1,612
2
Record: 27-9
10
1,479
3
Record: 33-5
1
1,476
4
Record: 35-5
6
1,465
5
Oregon (1)
Record: 31-7
5
1,343
6
Record: 33-7
3
1,314
7
Record: 28-6
9
1,167
8
Record: 29-8
4
1,149
9
Record: 22-13
-
1,135
10
Record: 25-9
17
1,004
11
Record: 27-8
14
917
12
Record: 29-6
2
903
13
Record: 23-8
16
755
14
Record: 28-8
-
699
15
Record: 26-9
12
672
16
Record: 15-17
-
540
17
Record: 29-6
-
512
18
-
504
19
Record: 23-14
-
464
20
Record: 26-9
8
360
21
Record: 20-13
-
250
22
Record: 20-15
-
231
23
Record: 17-15
-
199
24
Record: 23-12
22
168
25
Record: 27-9
18
144

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.