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Florida enters NCAA Tournament as AP No. 1, Louisville is No. 5

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

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Florida was awarded the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night and on Monday finished as the No. 1 team in the final Associated Press Top 25 of the regular season.

The Gators held off a late charge from Kentucky in the SEC tournament championship game to finish the year 32-2 with an undefated conference record. The other No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament (Wichita State, Virginia and Arizona) were ranked 2-4. Defending national champion Louisville, the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region, was ranked No. 5 by the AP voters.

Unfortunately for Florida, No. 1 in the polls has not been a favorable spot for title hopefuls in recent years. Since 1990, only four teams ranked No. 1 in the final poll went on to win the national championship: Duke in 1992 and 2001, UCLA in 1995 and Kentucky in 2012.

Check out the full AP Top 25 below, complete with each team's NCAA tournament seed. Don't forget to check out the experts' brackets for help with your own picks and sign up for one of our bracket games.

Final AP Top 25

  1. Florida (No. 1, South) -- 50 first-place votes
  2. Wichita State (No. 1, Midwest) -- 15 first-place votes
  3. Virginia (No. 1, East)
  4. Arizona (No. 1, West)
  5. Louisville (No. 4, Midwest)
  6. Villanova (No. 2, East)
  7. Michigan (No. 2, Midwest)
  8. Duke (No. 3, Midwest)
  9. Iowa State (No. 3, East)
  10. Kansas (No. 2, South)
  11. Michigan State (No. 4, East)
  12. Wisconsin (No. 2, West)
  13. San Diego State (No. 4, West)
  14. Syracuse (No. 3, South)
  15. Cincinnati (No. 5, East)
  16. Creighton (No. 3, West)
  17. New Mexico (No. 7, South)
  18. UConn (No. 7, East)
  19. North Carolina (No. 6, East)
  20. UCLA (No. 4, South)
  21. Oklahoma (No. 5, West)
  22. Ohio State (No. 6, South)
  23. Baylor (No. 6, West)
  24. VCU (No. 5, South)
  25. Saint Louis (No. 5, Midwest)

Dropped from rankings: Memphis, SMU

The final coaches poll Top 25 of the regular season has the same group of teams, with only a few differences in ranking.

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

Dropped from rankings: Memphis, SMU

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