NCAA – Florida ranked #1 for third week


For the third straight week the Florida Gators have been ranked as the number one team in NCAA Men’s Basketball based on voting done in the Associated Press (AP) polls. The Gators had a strong week with solid wins over South Carolina and Kentucky, earning them fifty of the sixty five votes in the poll. Conversely, Kentucky’s loss sees them dropping out of the AP Top 25 this week.

Wichita State, with its impressive 34-0 record is hot on Florida’s heels at number two. Former number one team Arizona suffered a loss at the hands of Oregon and slips out of the top three. Villanova, with a win against Xavier and against Georgetown, jumps up three spots to land just behind Wichita State and bumping down Arizona to number four.

Louisville and Oklahoma are the two schools that gained the most ground this week, each rising up six spots in the rankings. Louisville is now number 5 and Oklahoma is now number 17. Meanwhile Southern Methodist is the biggest loser, dropping down seven places all the way to number 25.

Here is the complete AP Top 25 rankings this week:

  1. Florida
  2. Wichita State
  3. Villanova
  4. Arizona
  5. Louisville
  6. Virginia
  7. Duke
  8. Michigan
  9. San Diego State
  10. Kansas
  11. Syracuse
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Cincinnati
  14. Creighton
  15. North Carolina
  16. Iowa State
  17. Oklahoma
  18. Saint Louis
  19. Memphis
  20. New Mexico
  21. Connecticut
  22. Michigan State
  23. Virginia Commonwealth
  24. Ohio State
  25. Southern Methodist

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