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AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll
AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll
AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll

AP Top 25 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.

AP Top 25 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.

AP Top 25 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.
AP Top 25 Poll
WEEK 20Released March 18
RankTeamPV RankConferencePoints
1
Kansas
(28-3)
1Big 121,623
2
Gonzaga
(31-2)
2West Coast1,547
3
Dayton
(29-2)
3Atlantic 101,505
4
Florida State
(26-5)
4Atlantic Coast1,381
5
Baylor
(26-4)
5Big 121,337
6
San Diego State
(30-2)
6Mountain West1,279
7
Creighton
(24-7)
7Big East1,154
8
Kentucky
(25-6)
8Southeastern1,118
9
Michigan State
(22-9)
9Big Ten1,023
10
Villanova
(24-7)
11Big East1,011
11
Duke
(25-6)
10Atlantic Coast990
12
Maryland
(24-7)
12Big Ten924
13
Oregon
(24-7)
13Pacific 12892
14
Louisville
(24-7)
15Atlantic Coast768
15
Seton Hall
(21-9)
16Big East727
16
Virginia
(23-7)
17Atlantic Coast586
17
Wisconsin
(21-10)
18Big Ten539
18
BYU
(24-8)
14West Coast537
19
Ohio State
(21-10)
19Big Ten459
20
Auburn
(25-6)
20Southeastern453
21
Illinois
(21-10)
21Big Ten263
22
Houston
(23-8)
22American Athletic179
23
Butler
(22-9)
24Big East165
24
West Virginia
(21-10)
22Big 12159
25
Iowa
(20-11)
25Big Ten109
Others receiving votes:
Stephen F. Austin 78, East Tennessee State 66, Providence 63, Michigan 62, Utah State 36, Saint Mary's 33, Penn State 21, Arizona 7, Rutgers 6, Richmond 6, USC 4, New Mexico State 4, Texas Tech 3, UCLA 2, Vermont 2, Purdue 1, Belmont 1, Liberty 1, Utah 1