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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
1Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
2Duke (11)15-21,5201
3Virginia (3)16-11,4514
4Michigan17-11,3632
5Gonzaga18-21,3745
6Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
7Nevada18-11,14310
8Kentucky14-31,08712
9Kansas15-31,0607
10North Carolina14-489513
11Virginia Tech15-21,0079
12Maryland16-375119
13Marquette16-386115
14Texas Tech15-37438
15Auburn13-462714
16Buffalo17-174316
17Houston18-154421
18Mississippi14-329118
19Villanova14-445022
20Iowa16-333223
21Louisville13-5230-
22Iowa State14-4156-
23Mississippi State14-326624
24North Carolina State15-328217
25LSU14-3154-

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.