SDSU Men's Basketball team drops to 13 in AP Poll

Florida moves to No. 1 in AP poll

SAN DIEGO - Florida is the new No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll, the Gators' first time on top of the rankings since they repeated as national champions in 2007.

The Gators (25-2) moved up one place Monday, replacing Syracuse (25-2), which lost twice last week and dropped to fourth.

Wichita State (29-0) and Arizona (25-2) both moved up one place to second and third.

Florida, the fifth school to hold the No. 1 spot this season, received 47 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Wichita State was No. 1 on 14 ballots and Arizona got the other four first-place votes.

Kansas jumped three places to fifth and was followed by Duke, Louisville, Villanova, Creighton and Saint Louis.

Syracuse, which was No. 1 the past three weeks, lost to Boston College and Duke last week, the Orange's first losses of the season.

North Carolina, SMU and New Mexico all returned to the Top 25 this week replacing Connecticut, UCLA and Gonzaga.

 

1.  Florida  (47)                      25-2    1,606      2

2.  Wichita  St.  (14)               29-0    1,549      3

3.  Arizona  (4)                        25-2    1,494      4

4.  Syracuse                            25-2    1,410      1

5.  Kansas                               21-6    1,310      8

6.  Duke                                    22-6    1,286      5

7.  Louisville                             23-4    1,152    11

8.  Villanova                              24-3    1,113      9

9.  Creighton                             23-4    1,103    11

10.  Saint  Louis                       25-2    1,047    10

11.  Cincinnati                           24-4        921      7

12.  Virginia                                23-5        909    14

13.  San  Diego  St.                   23-3        886      6

14.  Wisconsin                           22-5        818    16

15.  Iowa  St.                               21-5        709    17

16.  Michigan                              19-7        653    20

17.  Kentucky                              21-6        629    18

18.  Michigan  St.                       22-6        552    13

19.  North  Carolina                   20-7        440      --

20.  Iowa                                      19-7        418    15

21.  Memphis                              21-6        288    22

22.  Ohio  St.                               22-6        253    24

23.  SMU                                      22-6        155      --

24.  Texas                                    20-7        129    19

25.  New  Mexico                         21-5        113      --

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