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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
1Michigan (9)17-01,4972
2Virginia (6)15-01,4734
3Duke (36)14-11,5581
4Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
5Gonzaga16-21,3155
6Michigan State15-21,2926
7Kansas14-21,1887
8Nevada16-11,01510
9Virginia Tech14-11,0919
10Texas Tech15-11,1578
11Kentucky12-379018
12Florida State13-391813
13Marquette14-366821
14Buffalo15-162519
15Auburn12-366911
16North Carolina12-467812
17North Carolina State14-258615
18Iowa14-3172-
19Maryland14-3412-
20Mississippi13-2501-
21Houston16-138717
22Kansas State12-414-
23Villanova13-4300-
24UCF13-217-
25LSU12-37-

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.