NCAA Men's Basketball

The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 20-1
PV Rank
1
Points
1,607
2
Record: 20-1
2
1,572
3
Purdue (1)
Record: 21-2
3
1,501
4
Record: 18-3
4
1,372
5
Record: 20-3
6
1,347
6
Record: 19-3
8
1,278
7
Record: 17-4
5
1,224
8
9
1,208
9
Record: 18-4
11
1,103
10
Record: 17-4
14
987
11
Record: 19-2
19
882
12
Record: 15-5
12
840
13
Record: 21-2
16
753
14
Record: 19-4
15
750
15
Record: 16-5
7
709
16
17
635
17
Record: 18-5
13
566
18
Record: 15-5
22
512
19
Record: 16-6
10
470
20
Record: 17-4
18
414
21
Record: 16-5
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344
22
Record: 17-3
24
327
23
Record: 15-6
20
172
24
Record: 17-6
25
103
25
Record: 16-5
21
100

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.