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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Lauren Brownlow

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As Voted by Lauren Brownlow

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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
5Michigan8-01,3397
6Nevada8-01,3005
7Tennessee6-11,2386
8Auburn6-11,1548
9Wisconsin7-180922
10Florida State6-187115
11Texas Tech7-078320
12Kentucky7-11,07010
13North Carolina6-278211
14Michigan State6-29159
15Buffalo7-051521
16Mississippi State6-124325
17Kansas State6-162912
18Arizona State7-0384-
19Virginia Tech6-167513
20Villanova6-235623
21Nebraska7-1176-
22Iowa6-141714
23Ohio State7-138516
24Maryland7-120424
25North Carolina State7-114-

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.