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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Theo Lawson

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As Voted by Theo Lawson

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (57)8-01,5832
2Gonzaga (1)9-11,4121
3Duke (4)9-11,4543
4Virginia (1)9-01,3844
5Michigan (1)10-01,3985
6Tennessee (1)7-11,4217
7Nevada10-01,2836
8Auburn8-11,1518
9Florida State8-199111
10Michigan State8-21,06610
11North Carolina7-289014
12Virginia Tech8-183315
13Texas Tech8-091413
14Buffalo9-066417
15Kentucky7-23859
16Iowa7-220818
17Ohio State8-162119
18Wisconsin8-259912
19St. John's9-057-
20Villanova8-253221
21Kansas State6-211816
22Furman10-018925
23UCLA7-23-
24Houston8-0173-
25Arizona State7-135120

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.