Polls: Florida, Wichita State, Arizona all receive first-place votes

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Monday's Associated Press poll has Florida still on top, but with Wichita State completing its undefeated regular season, the Shockers earned 14 first-place votes. Arizona also has a batch of supporters for the top spot.

Virginia had a big jump, going to No. 5, the first time the team's been in the top 10 since the 2001-02 season.

Connecticut, unranked a week ago, made a big leap back into the mix, getting No. 19. As for ranked games forthcoming, Louisville-SMU on Wednesday and Memphis-Cincinnati on Thursday lead what will be a good group of other ranked matchups this weekend.

AP Poll

  1. Florida Gators (46)
  2. Wichita State Shockers (14)
  3. Arizona Wildcats (5)
  4. Duke Blue Devils
  5. Virginia Cavaliers
  6. Villanova Wildcats
  7. Syracuse Orange
  8. Kansas Jayhawks
  9. Wisconsin Badgers
  10. San Diego State Aztecs
  11. Louisville Cardinals
  12. Michigan Wolverines
  13. Creighton Bluejays
  14. North Carolina Tar Heels
  15. Cincinnati Bearcats
  16. Iowa State Cyclones
  17. Saint Louis Billikens
  18. SMU Mustangs
  19. Connecticut Huskies
  20. Memphis Tigers
  21. New Mexico Lobos
  22. Michigan State Spartans
  23. Oklahoma Sooners
  24. Iowa Hawkeyes
  25. Kentucky Wildcats

Jumped in: Connecticut, Oklahoma

Dropped out: Ohio State (22), Texas (24)

Coaches Poll

  1. Florida (25)
  2. Wichita State (7)
  3. Arizona
  4. Duke
  5. Virginia
  6. Villanova
  7. Syracuse
  8. Kansas
  9. Louisville
  10. San Diego State
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Michigan
  13. Creighton
  14. North Carolina
  15. Cincinnati
  16. Saint Louis
  17. Iowa State
  18. SMU
  19. Connecticut
  20. Memphis
  21. New Mexico
  22. Michigan State
  23. Oklahoma
  24. Kentucky
  25. Iowa

Jumped in: Connecticut, Oklahoma

Dropped out: Ohio State (20), Texas (23)


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Matt Norlander has been with CBS Sports since 2010, primarily covering college basketball but also writes about the NBA Draft, the Olympics and the World Cup. He lives in Connecticut and loves to play... Full Bio

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