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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Carlos Silva

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

As Voted by Carlos Silva

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
(###) 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
7Kentucky7-11,07010
8Tennessee6-11,2386
9Auburn6-11,1548
10Wisconsin7-180922
11Florida State6-187115
12Michigan State6-29159
13Buffalo7-051521
14North Carolina6-278211
15Kansas State6-162912
16Texas Tech7-078320
17Virginia Tech6-167513
18Arizona State7-0384-
19Iowa6-141714
20Ohio State7-138516
21Furman8-0101-
22Mississippi State6-124325
23Creighton6-242-
24St. John's7-039-
25Texas5-24417

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.