Civitas (Portsmouth Daily Times)

The AP Top 25 Poll

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Mark Cooper

Tulsa World

As Voted by Mark Cooper

Tulsa World
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (19)6-01,5392
2Gonzaga (43)8-01,5781
3Duke (1)7-11,4633
4Michigan8-01,3397
5Nevada8-01,3005
6Virginia (1)7-01,3674
7Auburn6-11,1548
8Wisconsin7-180922
9Tennessee6-11,2386
10Michigan State6-29159
11Virginia Tech6-167513
12Kentucky7-11,07010
13North Carolina6-278211
14Buffalo7-051521
15Texas Tech7-078320
16Villanova6-235623
17Florida State6-187115
18Arizona State7-0384-
19Nebraska7-1176-
20Syracuse5-262-
21Ohio State7-138516
22Iowa6-141714
23Texas5-24417
24Iowa State6-146-
25Furman8-0101-

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.