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Syracuse unanimously takes over No. 1 spot

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Syracuse took over the top spot in the Associated Press top 25, and is the first unanimous No. 1 in the poll since Duke was for six weeks in 2010-11.

The Orange (21-0) are No. 1 for the first time since having a six-week run in 2011-12. They received all 65 first-place votes Monday.

No. 2 Arizona (21-1) switched places with Syracuse after eight weeks on top. The Wildcats lost at California on Saturday.

No. 3 Florida (17-2), No. 4 Wichita State (21-0) and No. 5 San Diego State (18-1) stayed in their spots in the top five. The Shockers are the only other unbeaten Division I team.

Villanova, Cincinnati, Kansas, Michigan State and Michigan rounded out the top 10.

No. 20 Virginia, No. 22 Connecticut and No. 23 Gonzaga returned to the poll. They replaced Ohio State, Wisconsin and Massachusetts. The Buckeyes and Badgers were ranked as high as No. 3 earlier this season.

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