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College Basketball Rankings Week 17: Florida No. 1 in AP. SDSU slides to No. 13.

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The Mountain West has two ranked teams for the first time this season.

San Diego State and New Mexico battle for first place.
San Diego State and New Mexico battle for first place.
Jeff Bottari

With Syracuse unexpectedly losing at home to Boston College and then dropping a close game at Duke, there is a new number one in college basketball. This time, Florida is at the top of the polls while an unbeaten Wichita State team now claims the second spot in the Associated Press. Had Syracuse lost to only Duke, they would have likely dropped at least two spots. The loss at home to an unranked Boston College team didn't hurt them much as they land at No. 4.

San Diego State had a convincing home win against Utah State and then lost just as convincingly to New Mexico at the Pit. For their efforts, they fell seven places in the AP and six spots in the Coaches Poll to end up No. 13 in both polls. On the flip side, New Mexico was rewarded for their win over San Diego State and is now No. 25. The Lobos were last in the AP in Week 3 when they were No. 19. New Mexico is still knocking on the door of the Coaches Poll. They received 45 votes and are effectively No 27.

North Carolina and Southern Methodist were also added this week as Connecticut, UCLA and Gonzaga were dropped.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Prev
1 Florida Gators (47) 25-2 1,606 2
2 Wichita St. Shockers (14) 29-0 1,549 3
3 Arizona Wildcats (4) 25-2 1,494 4
4 Syracuse Orange 25-2 1,410 1
5 Kansas Jayhawks 21-6 1,310 8
6 Duke Blue Devils 22-6 1,286 5
7 Louisville Cardinals 23-4 1,152 11
8 Villanova Wildcats 24-3 1,113 9
9 Creighton Bluejays 23-4 1,103 11
10 Saint Louis Billikens 25-2 1,047 10
11 Cincinnati Bearcats 24-4 921 7
12 Virginia Cavaliers 23-5 909 14
13 San Diego St. Aztecs 23-3 886 6
14 Wisconsin Badgers 22-5 818 16
15 Iowa St. Cyclones 21-5 709 17
16 Michigan Wolverines 19-7 653 20
17 Kentucky Wildcats 21-6 629 18
18 Michigan St. Spartans 22-6 552 13
19 North Carolina Tar Heels 20-7 440 NR
20 Iowa Hawkeyes 19-7 418 15
21 Memphis Tigers 21-6 288 22
22 Ohio St. Buckeyes 22-6 253 24
23 SMU Mustangs 22-6 155 NR
24 Texas Longhorns 20-7 129 19
25 New Mexico Lobos 21-5 113 NR