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Florida takes over top spot in AP poll



Florida took over the top spot in the Associated Press top 25 poll for the first time since repeating as NCAA champions in 2007.

The latest poll was released Monday.

Florida (25-2) moved up from second after Syracuse lost twice last week. The Orange (25-2) fell from first to No. 4.

Wichita State (29-0), the only unbeaten team in Division I, moved up from third to No. 2. Arizona (25-2) climbed from fourth to No. 3.

Florida received 47 first-place votes. Wichita State picked up 14 top votes and Arizona got the remaining four.

Syracuse was No. 1 for three weeks but lost to Boston College and Duke last week.

Kansas (21-6) jumped from eighth to No. 5. Duke, Louisville, Villanova, Creighton and Saint Louis rounded out the top 10.

No. 19 North Carolina, No. 23 SMU and No. 25 New Mexico returned to the poll, while Connecticut, UCLA and Gonzaga dropped out.

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