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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Edgar Thompson

Orlando Sentinel

As Voted by Edgar Thompson

Orlando Sentinel
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (36)14-11,5581
2Michigan (9)17-01,4972
3Virginia (6)15-01,4734
4Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
5Gonzaga16-21,3155
6Michigan State15-21,2926
7Kansas14-21,1887
8Texas Tech15-11,1578
9Virginia Tech14-11,0919
10Nevada16-11,01510
11Kentucky12-379018
12Marquette14-366821
13Florida State13-391813
14Auburn12-366911
15Buffalo15-162519
16North Carolina12-467812
17Maryland14-3412-
18North Carolina State14-258615
19Iowa14-3172-
20Villanova13-4300-
21Kansas State12-414-
22LSU12-37-
23Ohio State12-43416
24Oklahoma13-339423
25Arizona13-48-

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.