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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Kansas (58)
Record: 26-3
PV Rank
3
Points
1,618
2
Record: 27-3
2
1,487
3
UCLA (3)
Record: 26-3
5
1,474
4
Record: 29-1
1
1,419
5
Record: 25-5
8
1,381
6
Record: 26-4
6
1,343
7
Record: 26-4
4
1,223
8
Record: 23-6
7
1,176
9
Record: 24-5
11
1,119
10
Record: 23-6
12
1,041
11
Record: 23-6
9
923
12
Record: 23-6
13
807
13
Record: 23-6
22
795
14
17
738
15
Record: 23-6
19
722
16
Record: 23-6
14
651
17
Record: 22-7
10
622
18
15
504
19
Record: 22-7
21
482
20
Record: 26-3
20
445
21
25
250
22
Record: 22-7
16
206
23
Record: 19-9
18
194
24
Record: 19-9
-
168
25
Record: 20-8
-
123

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.