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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Shannon Ryan

Chicago Tribune

As Voted by Shannon Ryan

Chicago Tribune
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (56)9-01,5861
2Michigan (1)11-01,4425
3Duke (5)9-11,4882
4Virginia (1)9-01,4006
5Tennessee (2)8-11,4643
6Nevada11-01,3197
7North Carolina8-21,12612
8Gonzaga9-21,1474
9Auburn9-11,1568
10Michigan State9-21,0709
11Florida State8-194910
12Ohio State9-164715
13Marquette8-235021
14Virginia Tech9-183813
15Texas Tech10-091211
16Wisconsin9-261916
17Buffalo10-068414
18Arizona State8-141520
19Mississippi State9-152918
20Houston10-026624
21Indiana9-222625
22Villanova8-45217
23Nebraska9-2156-
24Iowa8-222422
25Furman12-020823

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.