Polls: Florida to No. 1, Wichita State to No. 2 as Syracuse falls to No. 4

By Chip Patterson | Staff Writer

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Let the great debate on Wichita State continue, only now with more fire as the undefeated Shockers sit one spot behind the two-loss Florida Gators in the newest AP poll.

Florida received 47 of the first-place votes, while Wichita State got 14 and Arizona, now up one spot to No. 3 in the polls, received four. The Gators are the No. 1 team in the AP poll for the first time since Feb. 12, 2007; just weeks before the team went on to win its second straight national championship.

After three straight weeks as the overwhelming No. 1, Syracuse fell to No. 4 after losses to Boston College and Duke last week. The Blue Devils' up-and-down week that included a loss at UNC and the Syracuse win resulted in a one spot drop to No. 6. San Diego State fell from the Top 10 after a loss at New Mexico -- the Aztecs' second loss in four games.

AP Poll

  1. Florida (47)
  2. Wichita State (14)
  3. Arizona (4)
  4. Syracuse
  5. Kansas
  6. Duke
  7. Louisville
  8. Villanova
  9. Creighton
  10. Saint Louis
  11. Cincinnati
  12. Virginia
  13. San Diego State
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Iowa State
  16. Michigan
  17. Kentucky
  18. Michigan State
  19. North Carolina
  20. Iowa
  21. Memphis
  22. Ohio State
  23. SMU
  24. Texas
  25. New Mexico

Jumped in: North Carolina, SMU, New Mexico

Dropped out: UConn, UCLA, Gonzaga

Coaches Poll

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

Jumped in: North Carolina, SMU, Oklahoma

Dropped out: UConn, Gonzaga, UCLA

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