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Jerry Carino

Gannett, New Jersey

Jerry Carino is the college basketball writer for the Gannett New Jersey newspapers. He covers the Rutgers and Seton Hall beats, the Big East Conference, and blogs at http://blogs.mycentraljersey.com/hoopshaven/.

 

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As Voted by Jerry Carino

Gannett, New Jersey
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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (36)14-11,5581
2Michigan (9)17-01,4972
3Virginia (6)15-01,4734
4Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
5Gonzaga16-21,3155
6Michigan State15-21,2926
7Kansas14-21,1887
8Texas Tech15-11,1578
9Virginia Tech14-11,0919
10Nevada16-11,01510
11Florida State13-391813
12Kentucky12-379018
13Buffalo15-162519
14Marquette14-366821
15Maryland14-3412-
16Mississippi13-2501-
17Auburn12-366911
18North Carolina12-467812
19North Carolina State14-258615
20Houston16-138717
21Oklahoma13-339423
22Villanova13-4300-
23Indiana12-411622
24Louisville11-5112-
25TCU12-31225

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.