NCAA Men's Basketball

The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 17-1
PV Rank
3
Points
1,580
2
Kansas (32)
Record: 16-1
2
1,562
3
UCLA (3)
Record: 18-1
4
1,472
4
Record: 17-0
5
1,433
5
Record: 15-2
6
1,357
6
Record: 16-1
1
1,315
7
Record: 15-2
10
1,185
7
Record: 17-1
8
1,185
9
Record: 16-3
11
1,063
10
Record: 16-2
9
964
11
Record: 16-2
13
931
12
Record: 15-3
14
900
13
Record: 15-3
12
823
14
Record: 16-2
16
757
15
Record: 16-2
20
748
16
Record: 13-3
19
677
17
Record: 14-3
18
644
18
Record: 14-4
7
614
19
Record: 14-3
23
405
20
22
373
21
Record: 14-4
17
309
22
Record: 13-4
15
294
23
Record: 15-2
21
210
24
Record: 14-3
-
125
25
Record: 16-2
-
121

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.