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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Graham Couch

Lansing State Journal

As Voted by Graham Couch

Lansing State Journal
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Duke (11)15-21,5201
2Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
3Virginia (3)16-11,4514
4Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
5Gonzaga18-21,3745
6Michigan17-11,3632
7Kentucky14-31,08712
8Buffalo17-174316
9Nevada18-11,14310
10Kansas15-31,0607
11Texas Tech15-37438
12Auburn13-462714
13Maryland16-375119
14Marquette16-386115
15Louisville13-5230-
16North Carolina14-489513
17Wisconsin12-664-
18Villanova14-445022
19Mississippi14-329118
20North Carolina State15-328217
21Virginia Tech15-21,0079
22Nebraska13-566-
23Houston18-154421
24Mississippi State14-326624
25Iowa16-333223

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.