Civitas (Williamson Daily News)

The AP Top 25 Poll

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Terry Hutchens

As Voted by Terry Hutchens

(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (14)1-01,5711
2Duke (48)2-01,6064
3Gonzaga2-01,4783
4Virginia (2)2-01,3265
5Tennessee (1)2-01,3066
6Villanova2-01,1399
7Nevada2-01,2777
8North Carolina2-01,2608
9Auburn2-01,13211
10Kansas State1-089212
11Michigan State1-191910
12Oregon2-073914
13Virginia Tech1-066415
14Kentucky1-11,0542
15Syracuse2-067316
16Florida State2-073117
17Mississippi State2-054918
18Michigan2-048619
19UCLA2-034021
20Clemson2-035022
21Purdue2-021824
22TCU2-032320
23LSU2-024823
24Indiana2-0131-
25West Virginia0-114513

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.