The Daily Reflector

The AP Top 25 Poll

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Dave Borges

New Haven (Conn.) Register
David Borges

David Borges has been the UConn men's basketball beat writer for the New Haven Register since 2007. Prior to that, he was the Boston Red Sox beat writer for the Journal Register Co.'s New England cluster. He has also previously covered the Providence College men's basketball team.

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As Voted by Dave Borges

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (19)6-01,5392
2Gonzaga (43)8-01,5781
3Virginia (1)7-01,3674
4Duke (1)7-11,4633
5Nevada8-01,3005
6Michigan8-01,3397
7Tennessee6-11,2386
8Auburn6-11,1548
9Kentucky7-11,07010
10Kansas State6-162912
11North Carolina6-278211
12Florida State6-187115
13Wisconsin7-180922
14Buffalo7-051521
15Michigan State6-29159
16Virginia Tech6-167513
17Arizona State7-0384-
18Iowa6-141714
19St. John's7-039-
20Arizona6-212-
21Syracuse5-262-
22Ohio State7-138516
23Texas Tech7-078320
24Houston6-030-
25Furman8-0101-

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.