Civitas (Portsmouth Daily Times)

The AP Top 25 Poll

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Jesse Newell

Kansas City Star

As Voted by Jesse Newell

Kansas City Star
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (36)14-11,5581
2Virginia (6)15-01,4734
3Gonzaga16-21,3155
4Michigan (9)17-01,4972
5Michigan State15-21,2926
6Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
7Virginia Tech14-11,0919
8Texas Tech15-11,1578
9Kansas14-21,1887
10North Carolina12-467812
11Auburn12-366911
12Nevada16-11,01510
13Kentucky12-379018
14Nebraska12-436-
15Purdue10-616-
16Wisconsin11-531-
17Iowa State12-42020
18Oklahoma13-339423
19Buffalo15-162519
20Florida State13-391813
21Villanova13-4300-
22North Carolina State14-258615
23Maryland14-3412-
24Louisville11-5112-
25Florida9-61-

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.