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John Bohnenkamp

The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa

John Bohnenkamp has been at The Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa) since 1991. He's covered college basketball full-time since 1993 _ main beats being University of Iowa and Western Illinois University men's and  women's basketball _ and has been sports editor since 1999.

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As Voted by John Bohnenkamp

The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa
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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (48)2-01,6064
2Kansas (14)1-01,5711
3Virginia (2)2-01,3265
4Gonzaga2-01,4783
5Tennessee (1)2-01,3066
6Nevada2-01,2777
7North Carolina2-01,2608
8Auburn2-01,13211
9Kentucky1-11,0542
10Kansas State1-089212
11Oregon2-073914
12Villanova2-01,1399
13Michigan State1-191910
14Mississippi State2-054918
15Virginia Tech1-066415
16Florida State2-073117
17Clemson2-035022
18Syracuse2-067316
19LSU2-024823
20UCLA2-034021
21Michigan2-048619
22TCU2-032320
23Purdue2-021824
24Nebraska2-041-
25Buffalo2-0154-

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.