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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Dave Borges

New Haven (Conn.) Register
David Borges

David Borges has been the UConn men's basketball beat writer for the New Haven Register since 2007. Prior to that, he was the Boston Red Sox beat writer for the Journal Register Co.'s New England cluster. He has also previously covered the Providence College men's basketball team.

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As Voted by Dave Borges

New Haven (Conn.) Register
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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Tennessee (48)16-11,5753
2Michigan State (2)16-21,3556
3Michigan17-11,3632
4Gonzaga18-21,3745
5Virginia (3)16-11,4514
6Duke (11)15-21,5201
7Kentucky14-31,08712
8Nevada18-11,14310
9Kansas15-31,0607
10Marquette16-386115
11Virginia Tech15-21,0079
12Buffalo17-174316
13North Carolina14-489513
14Maryland16-375119
15Auburn13-462714
16Iowa16-333223
17North Carolina State15-328217
18Iowa State14-4156-
19Texas Tech15-37438
20Houston18-154421
21Kansas State14-491-
22LSU14-3154-
23Villanova14-445022
24Florida State13-513911
25Mississippi14-329118

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.