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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Jon Rothstein

CBS Sports

As Voted by Jon Rothstein

CBS Sports
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (14)1-01,5711
2Duke (48)2-01,6064
3Gonzaga2-01,4783
4Virginia (2)2-01,3265
5Tennessee (1)2-01,3066
6Auburn2-01,13211
7Nevada2-01,2777
8Virginia Tech1-066415
9North Carolina2-01,2608
10Kentucky1-11,0542
11Villanova2-01,1399
12Michigan State1-191910
13Kansas State1-089212
14Syracuse2-067316
15Florida State2-073117
16Mississippi State2-054918
17TCU2-032320
18Oregon2-073914
19LSU2-024823
20Clemson2-035022
21Washington1-12925
22Arizona State2-04-
23Nebraska2-041-
24Buffalo2-0154-
25West Virginia0-114513

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.