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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Brant Wilkerson-New

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As Voted by Brant Wilkerson-New

The News & Record
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
2Duke (11)15-21,5201
3Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
4Virginia (3)16-11,4514
5Gonzaga18-21,3745
6Michigan17-11,3632
7Nevada18-11,14310
8Kentucky14-31,08712
9Virginia Tech15-21,0079
10Texas Tech15-37438
11Marquette16-386115
12North Carolina14-489513
13Kansas15-31,0607
14Mississippi14-329118
15Buffalo17-174316
16Auburn13-462714
17Maryland16-375119
18Mississippi State14-326624
19Houston18-154421
20Washington14-411-
21Louisville13-5230-
22Wofford15-45-
23Iowa16-333223
24Wisconsin12-664-
25North Carolina State15-328217

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.