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John Bohnenkamp

The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa

John Bohnenkamp has been at The Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa) since 1991. He's covered college basketball full-time since 1993 _ main beats being University of Iowa and Western Illinois University men's and  women's basketball _ and has been sports editor since 1999.

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As Voted by John Bohnenkamp

The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa
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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (53)3-01,5641
2Kansas (7)3-01,5102
3Virginia (2)3-01,2994
4Gonzaga3-01,4373
5Tennessee (1)3-01,2815
6Nevada3-01,2536
7North Carolina4-01,2467
8Michigan5-01,02118
9Auburn3-01,1239
10Kentucky3-198010
11Kansas State4-088912
12Virginia Tech4-084916
13Michigan State3-193711
14Mississippi State3-061917
15Florida State2-079414
16Clemson3-046219
17LSU4-035822
18UCLA3-043020
19TCU3-038821
20Iowa4-0354-
21Oregon3-132513
22Nebraska3-098-
23Ohio State4-0222-
24Purdue4-119923
25Buffalo3-024025

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.