Duke, Florida on the rise in latest AP poll

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NCAA – After losing to Arizona State 69-66, Arizona has slid to fourth place in the latest Associated Press Poll rankings, paving the way for Florida (23-2) to take the number two spot. Syracuse, still undefeated at 25-0 is still sits at number one, but is no longer the unanimous choice. Wichita State (27-0) rounds out the new-look top three as it leapfrogs over Arizona as well.

Duke University (20-5), thanks to its 69-67 win over Maryland, moves up three places and cracks into the top five. They started off strong this season, but have since fallen in the rankings after getting a few losses. Aside from their February 1 loss to Syracuse, the Blue Devils have been able to string together some wins and have been gaining solid momentum as of late.

Another team of note is Creighton (21-4) which made the biggest jump in the recent AP poll, rising seven spots and securing its place at number eleven.

Iowa State’s loss to West Virginia last week drops it 19-5 record and causing it to slide the most places (6) within the Top 25.

Here is the latest AP Top 25 as of Week 16:

  1. Syracuse
  2. Florida (+1)
  3. Wichita State (+1)
  4. Arizona (-2)
  5. Duke (+3)
  6. San Diego State (-1)
  7. Cincinnati (+3)
  8. Kansas (-1)
  9. Villanova (-3)
  10. Saint Louis (+2)
  11. Creighton (+7)
  12. Louisville (+2)
  13. Michigan State (-4)
  14. Virginia (+3)
  15. Iowa (+1)
  16. Wisconsin (+5)
  17. Iowa State (-6)
  18. Kentucky (-4)
  19. Texas
  20. Michigan (-5)
  21. Connecticut (+3)
  22. Memphis (-2)
  23. UCLA (+3)
  24. Ohio State (-2)
  25. Gonzaga (+1)

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