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Florida, Wichita State top poll third straight week

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For the third straight week, Florida and Wichita State topped the Associated Press top 25 poll, which was released Monday.

No. 1 Florida (29-2) went unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference and received 50 of 65 first-place votes.

No. 2 Wichita State (34-0) completed an undefeated regular season and won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The Shockers received the 15 remaining first-place votes. They are the first team to enter the NCAA Tournament without a loss since UNLV in 1991.

Villanova moved up from sixth to No. 3, while Arizona fell one spot to No. 4. Louisville leaped from 11th to No. 5.

Virginia, Duke, San Diego State, Michigan and Kansas rounded out the top 10. San Diego State and Kansas tied for eighth.

Kentucky dropped out of the poll after losing three of its last four games. The Wildcats were 25th. They were the preseason No. 1. Iowa also dropped out from the 24th spot.

No. 23 VCU returned to the poll for the first time since the second week of the season.

No. 24 Ohio State also returned after being out in two of the last five weeks.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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