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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Lauren Brownlow

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As Voted by Lauren Brownlow

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (11)15-21,5201
2Virginia (3)16-11,4514
3Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
4Gonzaga18-21,3745
5Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
6Michigan17-11,3632
7Nevada18-11,14310
8Kentucky14-31,08712
9Marquette16-386115
10North Carolina14-489513
11Buffalo17-174316
12Virginia Tech15-21,0079
13Texas Tech15-37438
14Auburn13-462714
15Kansas15-31,0607
16Maryland16-375119
17Oklahoma13-51620
18Villanova14-445022
19North Carolina State15-328217
20Louisville13-5230-
21Houston18-154421
22Mississippi State14-326624
23Iowa16-333223
24Florida State13-513911
25Mississippi14-329118

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.