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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Scott Gleeson

USA Today

As Voted by Scott Gleeson

USA Today
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Virginia (6)15-01,4734
2Duke (36)14-11,5581
3Michigan (9)17-01,4972
4Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
5Gonzaga16-21,3155
6Michigan State15-21,2926
7Texas Tech15-11,1578
8Kansas14-21,1887
9Virginia Tech14-11,0919
10Nevada16-11,01510
11Kentucky12-379018
12Florida State13-391813
13North Carolina12-467812
14Marquette14-366821
15Mississippi13-2501-
16Villanova13-4300-
17Auburn12-366911
18Buffalo15-162519
19North Carolina State14-258615
20Oklahoma13-339423
21Kansas State12-414-
22Maryland14-3412-
23Houston16-138717
24Louisville11-5112-
25LSU12-37-

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.