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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Graham Couch

Lansing State Journal

As Voted by Graham Couch

Lansing State Journal
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Gonzaga (43)8-01,5781
2Duke (1)7-11,4633
3Michigan8-01,3397
4Nevada8-01,3005
5Kansas (19)6-01,5392
6Auburn6-11,1548
7Virginia (1)7-01,3674
8Buffalo7-051521
9Tennessee6-11,2386
10Michigan State6-29159
11Texas Tech7-078320
12Wisconsin7-180922
13North Carolina6-278211
14Kentucky7-11,07010
15Kansas State6-162912
16Villanova6-235623
17Florida State6-187115
18Ohio State7-138516
19Nebraska7-1176-
20Texas5-24417
21Virginia Tech6-167513
22Iowa6-141714
23Arkansas5-13-
24Arizona State7-0384-
25Furman8-0101-

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.