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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Kayla Anderson

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As Voted by Kayla Anderson

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (36)14-11,5581
2Michigan (9)17-01,4972
3Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
4Virginia (6)15-01,4734
5Gonzaga16-21,3155
6Michigan State15-21,2926
7Kansas14-21,1887
8Texas Tech15-11,1578
9Virginia Tech14-11,0919
10Nevada16-11,01510
11Kentucky12-379018
12Mississippi13-2501-
13Florida State13-391813
14Louisville11-5112-
15North Carolina12-467812
16Auburn12-366911
17North Carolina State14-258615
18Buffalo15-162519
19Marquette14-366821
20South Carolina8-76-
21Maryland14-3412-
22Houston16-138717
23Mississippi State12-315414
24Oklahoma13-339423
25Indiana12-411622

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.