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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Michigan (9)17-01,4972
2Duke (36)14-11,5581
3Virginia (6)15-01,4734
4Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
5Michigan State15-21,2926
6Texas Tech15-11,1578
7Kansas14-21,1887
8Gonzaga16-21,3155
9Virginia Tech14-11,0919
10Florida State13-391813
11Nevada16-11,01510
12Mississippi13-2501-
13Kentucky12-379018
14Auburn12-366911
15Oklahoma13-339423
16Maryland14-3412-
17North Carolina12-467812
18Villanova13-4300-
19North Carolina State14-258615
20Mississippi State12-315414
21Houston16-138717
22Indiana12-411622
23Marquette14-366821
24Buffalo15-162519
25Louisville11-5112-

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.