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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (13)14-11,4823
2Duke (36)14-11,5581
3Virginia (6)15-01,4734
4Michigan (9)17-01,4972
5Gonzaga16-21,3155
6Michigan State15-21,2926
7Texas Tech15-11,1578
8Nevada16-11,01510
9Kansas14-21,1887
10Florida State13-391813
11North Carolina State14-258615
12Virginia Tech14-11,0919
13Oklahoma13-339423
14Auburn12-366911
15Buffalo15-162519
16Marquette14-366821
17North Carolina12-467812
18Maryland14-3412-
19Houston16-138717
20Mississippi13-2501-
21Mississippi State12-315414
22Iowa State12-42020
23Kentucky12-379018
24Louisville11-5112-
25Seton Hall12-56-

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.