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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 14-1
PV Rank
3
Points
1,611
2
Record: 14-1
6
1,559
3
Record: 14-1
8
1,438
4
Record: 15-2
1
1,390
5
9
1,225
5
Record: 15-2
13
1,225
7
Record: 13-2
2
1,222
8
Record: 14-1
18
1,174
9
Record: 12-2
7
1,152
10
Record: 15-2
5
1,050
11
Record: 13-2
4
1,036
12
Record: 12-3
10
888
13
Record: 14-2
21
759
14
19
739
15
Record: 14-3
19
676
16
Record: 13-2
16
621
17
Record: 12-4
14
537
18
Record: 13-2
15
502
19
Record: 14-1
25
465
20
Record: 12-4
12
423
21
Record: 12-3
17
314
22
Record: 14-1
-
243
23
Record: 12-3
24
202
24
Record: 10-4
23
198
25
Record: 13-3
-
160

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.