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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Thuc Nhi Nguyen

Los Angeles Daily News

As Voted by Thuc Nhi Nguyen

Los Angeles Daily News
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (57)8-01,5832
2Tennessee (1)7-11,4217
3Michigan (1)10-01,3985
4Gonzaga (1)9-11,4121
5Duke (4)9-11,4543
6Virginia (1)9-01,3844
7Auburn8-11,1518
8Michigan State8-21,06610
9Nevada10-01,2836
10Florida State8-199111
11Texas Tech8-091413
12North Carolina7-289014
13Virginia Tech8-183315
14Villanova8-253221
15Ohio State8-162119
16Buffalo9-066417
17Marquette8-2281-
18Wisconsin8-259912
19Kentucky7-23859
20Indiana8-2118-
21Syracuse7-2118-
22Arizona State7-135120
23Mississippi State8-144122
24Furman10-018925
25Seton Hall6-31-

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.