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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
WEEK 12Released January 20
RankTeamPV RankConferencePoints
1
Baylor
(15-1)
2Big 121,591
2
Gonzaga
(20-1)
1West Coast1,588
3
Kansas
(14-3)
6Big 121,470
4
San Diego State
(19-0)
7Mountain West1,422
5
Florida State
(16-2)
9Atlantic Coast1,335
6
Louisville
(15-3)
11Atlantic Coast1,303
7
Dayton
(16-2)
13Atlantic 101,139
8
Duke
(15-3)
3Atlantic Coast1,065
9
Villanova
(14-3)
14Big East1,055
10
Seton Hall
(14-4)
18Big East1,034
11
Michigan State
(14-4)
15Big Ten1,004
12
Oregon
(15-4)
8Pacific 12886
13
Butler
(15-3)
5Big East867
14
West Virginia
(14-3)
12Big 12758
15
Kentucky
(13-4)
10Southeastern755
16
Auburn
(15-2)
4Southeastern637
17
Maryland
(14-4)
17Big Ten525
18
Texas Tech
(12-5)
23Big 12399
19
Iowa
(13-5)
Big Ten398
20
Memphis
(14-3)
22American Athletic394
21
Illinois
(13-5)
24Big Ten280
22
Arizona
(13-5)
Pacific 12225
23
Colorado
(14-4)
20Pacific 12154
24
Rutgers
(14-4)
Big Ten152
25
Houston
(14-4)
American Athletic151
Others receiving votes:
Wichita State 94, LSU 83, Michigan 73, Northern Iowa 42, Ohio State 36, Stanford 28, Wisconsin 28, Penn State 24, Liberty 21, Florida 21, Arkansas 19, Virginia 13, Creighton 13, Duquesne 13, Purdue 9, East Tennessee State 6, Indiana 6, USC 4, Marquette 2, BYU 2, Harvard 1