Florida enters NCAA Tournament at No. 1 in polls

The Florida Gators (32-2) held on to their No. 1 national ranking on Monday, edging Wichita State for the fourth-straight week in the postseason edition of the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Florida received 50-of-65 first-place votes from the AP panel and 26-of-32 first-place votes from the coaches.

UF kept its spot with by winning three games on the way to capturing the 2014 Southeastern Conference Tournament crown for the first time since 2007.

This marks the first time in school history that the Gators were ranked No. 1 in the final AP top 25, released in the middle of postseason play. UF checked in with 1,610 points (even) in the AP poll and 794 points (+1) in the USA Today top 25.

WeekGator BaitRecordAP Top 25USA TodayNCAA RPI
Preseason--No. 10 (1,048)No. 8 (550)-
2W 77-69 vs. North Florida1-0No. 11 (995)No. 10 (535)-
3L 53-59 at No. 20 Wisconsin
W 86-56 vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
2-1No. 16 (619)No. 14 (359)-
4W 67-53 vs. Southern
W 79-59 vs. MTSU
4-1No. 15 (729)No. 13 (395)-
5W 86-60 at Jacksonville
W 67-66 vs. Florida State
6-1No. 15 (758)No. 12 (426)-
6L 64-65 at No. 12 UConn6-2No. 19 (434)No. 19 (258)-
7W 67-61 vs. No. 13 Kansas7-2No. 16 (699)No. 17 (296)-
8W 77-75 vs. Memphis
W 66-49 vs. Fresno State
9-2No. 13 (881)No. 14 (383)-
9W 76-34 vs. Savannah State10-2No. 12 (915)No. 13 (413)-
10W 67-58 vs. Richmond11-2No. 10 (1,052)No. 11 (473)12
11W 74-58 vs. South Carolina
W-OT 84-82 at Arkansas
13-2
(2-0 SEC)
No. 7
(1,205)
No. 7
(573)
8
12W 72-50 vs. Georgia
W 68-61 at Auburn
15-2
(4-0 SEC)
No. 6
(1,303)
No. 6
(639)
8
13W 68-62 at Alabama
W 67-41 vs. Tennessee
17-2
(6-0 SEC)
No. 3
(1,436)
No. 4
(694)
5
14W 62-51 at Mississippi State
W 69-36 vs. Texas A&M
19-2
(8-0 SEC)
No. 3
(1,482)
No. 4
(720)
3
15W 68-58 vs. Missouri
W 78-69 vs. Alabama
21-2
(10-0 SEC)
No. 3
(1,477)
No. 4
(711)
5
16W 67-58 at Tennessee
W 69-59 at Kentucky
23-2
(12-0 SEC)
No. 2
(1,543)
No. 2
(752)
4
17W 71-66 vs. Auburn
W 75-71 at Ole Miss
25-2
(14-0 SEC)
No. 1
(1,606)
No. 1
(791)
3
18W 57-54 at Vanderbilt
W 79-61 vs. LSU
27-2
(16-0 SEC)
No. 1
(1,606)
No. 1
(793)
3
19W 72-46 at South Carolina
W 84-65 vs. Kentucky
29-2
(18-0 SEC)
No. 1
(1,610)
No. 1
(793)
2
Post-
season
W 72-49 vs. Missouri
W 56-49 vs. Tennessee
W 61-60 vs. Kentucky
32-2
(18-0 SEC)
(3-0 SECT)
No. 1
(1,610)
No. 1
(794)
1
FinalW 67-55 vs. Albany
W 61-45 vs. Pittsburgh
W 79-68 vs. UCLA
W 62-52 vs. Dayton
L 53-63 vs. UConn
36-3
(18-0 SEC)
(3-0 SECT)
(4-1 NCAAT)
-No. 3
(735)
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Check out the complete top 25 rankings…after the break.

UF’s 2013-14 opponents in italics. Wins in blue; losses in red.

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25
This Week 1-5: Florida (50), Wichita State (15), Virginia, Arizona, Louisville
6-10: Villanova, Michigan, Duke, Iowa State, Kansas
11-15: Michigan State, Wisconsin, San Diego State, Syracuse, Cincinnati
16-20: Creighton, New Mexico, UConn, North Carolina, UCLA
21-25: Oklahoma, Ohio State, Baylor, VCU, Saint Louis
* Memphis and Kentucky finished one and three spots, respectively, outside of the poll.

Last Week 1-5: Florida (50), Wichita State (15), Villanova, Arizona, Louisville
6-10: Virginia, Duke, Michigan, San Diego State, Kansas
11-15: Syracuse, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Creighton, North Carolina
16-20: Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Saint Louis, Memphis, New Mexico
21-25: UConn, Michigan State, VCU, Ohio State, SMU

USA TODAY COACHES’ POLL
This Week 1-5: Florida (26), Wichita State (6), Louisville, Virginia, Arizona
6-10: Duke, Villanova, Michigan, Iowa State, Kansas
11-15: San Diego State, Syracuse, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Wisconsin
16-20: Creighton, New Mexico, North Carolina, UConn, Oklahoma,
21-25: Saint Louis, Kentucky, UCLA, Ohio State, VCU
* Memphis finished one spot outside of the poll.

Last Week 1-5: Florida (25), Wichita State (7), Villanova, Arizona, Louisville
6-10: Duke, San Diego State, Virginia, Michigan, Kansas
11-15: Syracuse, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Creighton, North Carolina
16-20: Iowa State, Saint Louis, Oklahoma, Memphis, New Mexico
21-25: UConn, Michigan State, SMU, Ohio State, VCU

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