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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Brant Wilkerson-New

The News & Record

As Voted by Brant Wilkerson-New

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (48)2-01,6064
2Kansas (14)1-01,5711
3Gonzaga2-01,4783
4Nevada2-01,2777
5Virginia (2)2-01,3265
6North Carolina2-01,2608
7Tennessee (1)2-01,3066
8Kentucky1-11,0542
9Auburn2-01,13211
10Oregon2-073914
11Michigan State1-191910
12Syracuse2-067316
13Villanova2-01,1399
14Florida State2-073117
15Kansas State1-089212
16Washington1-12925
17Clemson2-035022
18Purdue2-021824
19Indiana2-0131-
20Buffalo2-0154-
21Virginia Tech1-066415
22West Virginia0-114513
23Mississippi State2-054918
24Marquette2-0155-
25UCLA2-034021

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.