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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Kansas (57)
Record: 8-0
PV Rank
2
Points
1,583
2
Duke (4)
Record: 9-1
3
1,454
3
Record: 7-1
7
1,421
4
Record: 9-1
1
1,412
5
Record: 10-0
5
1,398
6
Record: 9-0
4
1,384
7
Record: 10-0
6
1,283
8
Record: 8-1
8
1,151
9
Record: 8-2
10
1,066
10
Record: 8-1
11
991
11
Record: 8-0
13
914
12
Record: 7-2
14
890
13
Record: 8-1
15
833
14
17
664
15
Record: 8-1
19
621
16
Record: 8-2
12
599
17
Record: 8-2
21
532
18
Record: 8-1
22
441
19
Record: 7-2
9
385
20
Record: 7-1
20
351
21
Record: 8-2
-
281
22
Record: 7-2
18
208
23
Record: 10-0
25
189
24
-
173
25
Record: 7-2
-
118

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.