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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Jerry Carino

Gannett, New Jersey

Jerry Carino is the college basketball writer for the Gannett New Jersey newspapers. He covers the Rutgers and Seton Hall beats, the Big East Conference, and blogs at http://blogs.mycentraljersey.com/hoopshaven/.

 

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As Voted by Jerry Carino

Gannett, New Jersey
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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
2Duke (11)15-21,5201
3Virginia (3)16-11,4514
4Gonzaga18-21,3745
5Michigan17-11,3632
6Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
7Nevada18-11,14310
8Kentucky14-31,08712
9Virginia Tech15-21,0079
10Kansas15-31,0607
11North Carolina14-489513
12Marquette16-386115
13Buffalo17-174316
14Maryland16-375119
15Auburn13-462714
16Houston18-154421
17Villanova14-445022
18Texas Tech15-37438
19Iowa16-333223
20Mississippi14-329118
21Louisville13-5230-
22North Carolina State15-328217
23LSU14-3154-
24Mississippi State14-326624
25Murray State15-29-

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.