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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Jeff Call

Deseret News

As Voted by Jeff Call

Deseret News
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
2Duke (11)15-21,5201
3Michigan17-11,3632
4Virginia (3)16-11,4514
5Gonzaga18-21,3745
6Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
7Virginia Tech15-21,0079
8Nevada18-11,14310
9Kansas15-31,0607
10North Carolina14-489513
11Kentucky14-31,08712
12Marquette16-386115
13Maryland16-375119
14Texas Tech15-37438
15Villanova14-445022
16Buffalo17-174316
17North Carolina State15-328217
18Mississippi State14-326624
19Auburn13-462714
20Iowa State14-4156-
21Iowa16-333223
22Mississippi14-329118
23Florida State13-513911
24Louisville13-5230-
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.