Florida takes over top spot in new AP Top 25, Syracuse falls to No. 4
The Florida Gators are the new No. 1 team college basketball. While Syracuse, last week’s No. 1, lost to Boston College on Wednesday night, the No. 2 Gators survived a scare against Auburn. On Saturday, they got a win at Ole Miss while the Orange lost again, this time at Duke.
The Gators are the fifth No. 1 this season, and it’s their first time atop the polls since 2006-07. As the defending national champions, they were atop the polls for eight weeks that year.
Unbeaten Wichita State, which finishes its regular season on Saturday against Missouri State, moved up to No. 2. Arizona, Syracuse and Kansas rounded out the top five.
Duke, which lost to UNC before beating Syracuse, dropped one spot to No. 6. Louisville moved up four spots to No. 7, followed by No. 8 Villanova, No. 9 Creighton and No. 10 Saint Louis.