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The AP Top 25 Poll

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David Cloninger

As Voted by David Cloninger

(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Gonzaga (43)8-01,5781
2Kansas (19)6-01,5392
3Duke (1)7-11,4633
4Nevada8-01,3005
5Virginia (1)7-01,3674
6Tennessee6-11,2386
7Kentucky7-11,07010
8Michigan8-01,3397
9Auburn6-11,1548
10Florida State6-187115
11Texas Tech7-078320
12North Carolina6-278211
13Virginia Tech6-167513
14Kansas State6-162912
15Michigan State6-29159
16Maryland7-120424
17Arizona State7-0384-
18Ohio State7-138516
19Wisconsin7-180922
20Mississippi State6-124325
21Buffalo7-051521
22Purdue5-310019
23Iowa6-141714
24Furman8-0101-
25Creighton6-242-

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.