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Florida closed the regular season atop the national rankings for the first time in school history.

Monday March 10, 2014Gators Remain Nation's Top Team

Gainesville, Fla.

Florida closed the regular season atop the national rankings for the first time in school history.

For the third consecutive week, the Gators men’s basketball team sits atop the Associated Press and Coaches’ Poll as the nation’s number one squad.  Florida holds a 19-5 record at the No. 1 ranking, this year marking just the second time UF has held the top spot for multiple weeks in a season.

With wins over South Carolina and Kentucky last week, Florida became the first team in SEC history to go 18-0 and is just the 17th team in Division I history to go undefeated in a conference schedule of 18+ games.

The Gators are on a program-record 23-game winning streak while they also closed out the regular season unbeaten at home for the second-straight year to make it 32 in a row. As a team, Florida is hitting 46.3 percent from the floor while averaging 71.5 points and 36 rebounds per game.

Florida will travel to Atlanta for the 2014 SEC Tournament where the Gators have a 38-45 record all-time while going an impressive 23-14 under Billy Donovan. UF is set to play the winner of the Missouri/Texas A&M match-up on Friday at 1 p.m.  

Associated Press Poll Top 25

Rank

Team

Record

Points

1

FLORIDA (50)

29-2

1,610

2

Wichita State (15)

34-0

1,574

3

Villanova

28-3

1,454

4

Arizona

28-3

1,435

5

Louisville

26-5

1,237

6

Virginia

25-6

1,186

7

Duke

24-7

1,185

8

Michigan

23-7

1,143

8

San Diego State

27-3

1,143

10

Kansas

23-8

1,087

11

Syracuse

27-4

1,055

12

Wisconsin

25-6

973

13

Cincinnati

26-5

922

14

Creighton

24-6

752

15

North Carolina

23-8

709

16

Iowa State

23-7

572

17

Oklahoma

23-8

472

18

Saint Louis

26-5

433

19

Memphis

23-8

367

20

New Mexico

24-6

344

21

Connecticut

24-7

330

22

Michigan State

23-8

318

23

VCU

24-7

205

24

Ohio State

23-8

165

25

Southern Methodist

23-8

152

 

USA Today Coaches’ Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

1

FLORIDA (25)

29-2

793

2

Wichita State (7)

34-0

775

3

Villanova

28-3

721

4

Arizona

28-3

678

5

Louisville

26-5

654

6

Duke

24-7

591

7

San Diego State

27-3

584

8

Virginia

25-6

581

9

Michigan

23-7

536

10

Kansas

23-8

509

11

Syracuse

27-4

497

12

Cincinnati

26-5

447

13

Wisconsin

25-6

440

14

Creighton

24-6

384

15

North Carolina

23-8

350

16

Iowa State

23-7

269

17

Saint Louis

26-5

252

18

Oklahoma

23-8

221

19

Memphis

23-8

195

20

New Mexico

24-6

177

21

Connecticut

24-7

152

22

Michigan State

23-8

129

23

Southern Methodist

23-8

94

24

Ohio State

23-8

84

25

VCU

24-7

71

 

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