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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.

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.

Record Pts Prv

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 -

Others receiving votes: UConn 81, UCLA 41, Oklahoma 35, Stephen F. Austin 11, UMass 9, Gonzaga 2, Green Bay 2, NC Central 1.

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